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‘Grease’ Is The Word

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Tonight some friends and I will be going to a very special private screening event of the very fun Grease Sing-A-Long movie that is coming to theaters this Summer. In case you hadn’t heard, Paramount Pictures will be re-releasing a sing-a-long version of Grease (which, you may be aware, is the most successful movie musical of all time) this Summer and tonight my friends and I will be able to partake in the fun before the movie opens wide across the country:


What is most exciting is that so many young Grease fans have never been able to see the film on the big screen! On Friday June 25, the Grease Sing-A-Long will show at the famed Hollywood Bowl here in LA and Didi Conn (who plays Frenchie in Grease) will play host … so if you live here in SoCal, you better make sure you get tickets HERE!

For those of you in the rest of the country, you can click HERE to find out when in July the Grease Sing-A-Long will hit your local movie theaters. And, just to give you a taste of how amazingly fun this movie will be … check out the trailer:


Yes, folks … it’s the movie that you’ve known and loved for years and you KNOW you sing along when you watch it at home with friends. Now’s your chance to sing along in PUBLIC! OMG … so fun!! I am so excited for tonight … I cannot wait!!

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Reminiscing With Tori Amos

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Over the weekend we got to see photos and hear audio of Tori Amos‘s concert performance at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival in Manchester, TN on Friday night (her only scheduled US performance this year) and came upon a blog that offers the entire performance for download. The site also features bootleg recordings, previously featured on Yessaid.com, of Tori‘s entire Plugged ’98 Tour — the first tour she ever did with a backing band. I was immediately transported back to 1998 … and the 7 Tori Amos shows that I saw that year. Yes, folks, I am a HUGE Tori Amos fan:


I was living in Detroit, MI at the time and I was within driving range of Toronto, Canada, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, Grand Rapids, MI and East Lansing, MI (the cities that were included in my 7 concert Tori tour that year) … and all of the shows I attended are now available for download. Man … that was a great year. I got to meet Tori a few times at some of the meet and greets she did with fans before and after the shows. If you PROMISE not to judge me too hard, check out a photo of what I looked like back in ’98 when I was following Tori Amos on tour — after the jump … More »

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Attachment Issues

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Last night David and I met up with our Turtle Party friends Tamar, Ollie, Rob and Caleb so that we could all watch The Human Centipede (The First Sequence). Now, I’ve heard many things about this film … and I’ve seen a few … and everything I’ve heard and seen has been DEEPLY disturbing … none of which is as disturbing as the film itself:


Now, let’s put the film’s subject matter aside for a moment. The acting in this film is ridiculously bad. If the movie’s storyline wasn’t so outrageously disgusting, the movie wouldn’t even be worth talking about. That being said … the movie’s storyline is SO OUTRAGEOUSLY DISGUSTING that it kinda makes the film worth discussing. For those of you who aren’t aware, The Human Centipede is a horror film that features a mad surgeon who attaches 3 people from mouth to anus by their gastric systems. Revealing this is not a spoiler because this information is revealed in the trailer. The film doesn’t really show anything truly disgusting but the implied actions and scenes are wholly disturbing. I honestly was bothered by what I saw for hours afterward. We all howled with disgust multiple times thruout the movie … so as far as being horrified by a horror film goes … mission: accomplished. But, as I said, the acting is so bad .. and there are a few plot holes so I can’t say I loved the film. The movie is effed up, y’all. If you want to be disturbed, check it out. I’m glad I saw it … but I don’t think I’ll ever need to see it again. That is … until the sequel hits theaters.

To offset the horror of The Human Centipede, I was happy that the season 3 premiere of True Blood aired on HBO last night. After the jump, check out some of my marginally NSFW fave scenes from the season 3 premiere ep … More »

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A Second Helping Of ‘Sex’

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Last night I met up with my good friend Josh and his BFF Essley for a night at the movies … because Josh was so sweet to come with us to see The A-Team on Friday night (a movie that he had ZERO interest in seeing), I wanted to accompany him to see Sex and the City 2 (which I already saw but really wanted to see again):


I have to say, I think I enjoyed the film a lot more the second time around. Because the audience was not screaming and howling at every other word uttered, I was able to pay attention and listen more closely. Sure the film has it’s flaws, but I really loved it again!

I’m seeing another movie tonight with friends … it looks like The Turtle Party: Book Club is turning into The Turtle Party: Movie Club for 2010 … and our first film will be The Human Centipede. If you are unfamiliar with the film, check out the trailer HERE but BE WARNED … this horror film is NOT for the faint of heart.

I hope your weekend is totally fabulous … Happy Sunday!

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The A+ Team

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Last night David and I got together with our friends Darion, Devin, Jordan, Josh R. and Josh Z. to see The A-Team at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA — and we had a total blast! After some worry, I am very happy to say that I loved every single second of the new A-Team remake movie:


As you might expect, the film is chock full of over-the-top ridiculousness but it is wholly and entirely fun … I couldn’t get enough. The casting is perfect and the acting is, well, not important. If you are looking for a superfun action film, The A-Team is the movie for you. The crazy action gets underway immediately and it rarely lets up enough for you to catch your breath. The special effects are pretty good and Jessica Biel doesn’t ruin the movie nearly enough to make it unentertaining ;) The only thing I was surprised by was how little the iconic A-Team van is featured in the flick. To be honest, the drawbacks are so inconsequential that they aren’t even worth mentioning. I loved this movie so much … I can’t wait to see it again and again.

I had so much fun with my friends last night that I’ve decided to start my own special forces unit … called The gAy Team:


Clearly, Darion is (gives good) Face, I am Mr. T(rent), Josh Z. is Token (cuz he’s the lone straight dude in The gAy Team) and the other guys are various other witty names that I can’t really come up with right now. After the movie, we all went out for drinks and revelry afterward … it was a really fun night.

Tonight I’m planning to hang out with Josh R. and his friend Essly for some Sex and the City 2 fun … I hear we may run into Joan Rivers … or something. Stay tuned, I may have fun stories to share tomorrow.

Go see The A-Team, I promise … it’s a good time … and Bradley Cooper is shirtless on more than one occasion :D

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Upgrade Me

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Yesterday was a pretty quiet, stay in day for me … which was spent in large part in front of my MacBook Pro computer. I spent much of the day transferring my sizable iTunes library (290+ Gbs) from my PC to my Mac in order to sever my last ties to the world of PC computers. Oh … and I also spent some time upgrading my iPhone 3GS to the fancy new iPhone iOS4 software:


Let me assure you, the new iOS4 software upgrade is AMAZING! My phone feels like an entirely new device … the 100+ new functionality upgrades are just to die for. Folders … how in the hell did I survive for so long without having folders on my phone. David and I have been playing with the new iPhone software all day/night/morning long … so fun!!

Tonight, a bunch of us manly guys are getting together to see The A-Team together for a bromantic orgy of testosterone … it should be fun. I hope YOUR Friday is going well … Happy Weekend!!

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Ollie Rulz!

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Last night David and I met up with our good friends Ollie and Caleb to celebrate Ollie’s birthday at dinner downtown at Bottega Louie. It was our first visit to the eatery and we were really impressed … the food, the drink, the desserts … all amazing! Here is a cute tiny Polaroid photo of me with the beautiful birthday girl and a Polaroid of Ols, Caleb and David posing with their delish macaroons:


While we were eating, I noticed a woman waving at me asking me from across the room for a photo … it took me a couple of seconds until I realized that it was the Countess LuAnn de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of NYC. Naturally, I ran over to snap the pic — check it out, after the jump … More »

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‘O’ Yeah

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Last night David and I joined Adriana and some of her friends for a celebratory birthday dinner at Red O restaurant in West Hollywood, CA. Adriana, who is a huge foodie, is a fan of chef Rick Bayless so she was really excited to try out his newest restaurant. The food was superb, the drinks were fantastic and the company was utterly fabulous:


It was so great getting to celebrate with Adriana … we had a blast. She flies home to Detroit, MI for the next week but we are hoping to see more of each other when she gets back.

Tonight, I’m meeting up with my dear Ollie and her bf Caleb for a belated birthday dinner in her honor. I cannot even express how fun it is to spend so much time celebrating with friends … I can’t wait for tonight!

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Happy 33rd Birthday, Adriana

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Birthday lurve goes out to my dear friend Adriana who is today celebrating the big 3-3!


David and I will be happily joining her in celebration tonight for a late dinner with friends … because it’s been far too long since we’ve seen her, we are both very excited for tonight. I hope you will do me a huge favor and send all your Birthday Lurve to Adriana today … I mean, if Justin Bieber can wish her a Happy Birthday


Can’t you?

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There And Back Again

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No big news to share from yesterday … David and I spent the majority of our day flying back home to LA from the East coast …


… basically doing a cross-country round-trip in just about 2 days. It was an exhausting day but, at last, we are home again. I deffo plan to keep my ass HERE at home for the foreseeable future. We’ve got another wedding to attend in August but you better believe I will be home in SoCal at least until then. OY!

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