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Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherie Bomb!

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Last night David and I met up with our dear Valley Girls Angie, Justine and Kay for a fun little Gayte Night (gay + date night) out on the town together. We decided to go see The Runaways together at the ArcLight Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA:


I’ve been lookin’ forward to the release of this film for months now and I am happy to report it was worth the wait. While the film is called The Runaways, the focus is squarely on original lead singer Cherie Currie and her life in the band. As Curie, Dakota Fanning gives an amazing performance … honest, gritty and totally believable, Fanning becomes the teenage rockstar that she was portraying. Dakota truly is the star of this film. Kirsten Stewart, bless her heart, is good in this film but not spectacular. Her acting performance is very similar to the performances she gives in other films … I will say that K. Stew absolutely got the look and mannerisms of Joan Jett down perfectly. The movie is actually very good … it kinda gives you a feel for how gritty The Runaways were in the late 70′s without taking things too far. You get a small taste of what it was prolly really like … but, again, the film most likely holds back on the true grit of reality. While the other members of The Runaways are relegated to just background players (which is a bummer cuz Lita Ford ROCKS and should’ve been feature more) the other star of the film is Michael Shannon who plays Runaways Svengali Kim Fowley. He gave a great performance … really rounding out the cast. This movie will not break the bank nor will it win many awards but it is a great look into the short-life of Cherie Currie as frontwoman of The Runaways. For Dakota‘s performance alone, you must see this film.

After the movie, the ladies joined us for drinks and snacks at El Torito, after the jump check out some of our fun photos … More »

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My Little ‘Runaways’

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After many months of talking about it, the biopic The Runaways opens in theaters today. To celebrate, David and I are meeting up with my Valley Girls Angie and Justine tonight so that we can all see the movie together:


Unfortch, we’re still shy a 5th person so we can’t actually pretend that we are The Runaways (even tho I think I’d make a fab Lita Ford) but we’ll just have to have as much fun as we can regardless ;) It’ll be great to hang out with Ang and Justine … I haven’t seen the ladies for a while … we’re gonna have FUN!!!

And, as you should know by now, Spring officially arrives TOMORROW (at 10:32 AM PT/ 1:32 PM ET exactly). I hope you have an an amazing SPRINGy weekend!!

UPDATE: Yay!! Our dear friend Kay is IN for tonight so we’ll be 5 strong!! Woot!! I’m gonna be Lita after all!!

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Irish For A Day

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For St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, David and I wanted to venture out for a fun night out without things gettin’ too crazy. So, we met up with Darion and ventured down to the beach to hang out with our BFFs Josh and Emma. After a few drinks at their place, we made our way to Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach, CA to hunker down for some eats and lots of green beer:


Despite the fact that poor Joshie was operating on, like, 2 hours of sleep he was still a really good sport and a fun time was had by all. I even got to meet the sweetest Pink reader who gave me a gift that TOTALLY made my night. After the jump, check out some of the fun photos we snapped last night … More »

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Éirinn Go Brách

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all!! I hope your Green Day is going well today :) I’ve been having a grand day thus far … I’m deffo feelin’ the luck o’ the Irish today:


Today is the day that everyone is a bit Irish and I am reveling in it today. I’ve been wearing my fave green hat all day long and David and I were surprised by a cute little votive bowl full of Shamrocks which just arrived about an hour ago:


We’ve been invited to a couple of parties today … so we’re not quite sure what the plan is for tonight. I do know that there will be Jameson and Guinness in my very near future … wee!!

May y’all get lucky today and have a very safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Sláinte

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YOU BETTA WORK-OUT

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Happy news to report today … my dear friend Darion has just launched a new blog called Hollywood Gym People which is based on the AMAZINGLY funny gym tweets he often shares on Twitter. With perfect comic timing, Darion has been entertaining folks on Twitter with his pithy and sometimes scathing commentary from his local gym. Now, Darion will be sharing the fun with the world at large on HollywoodGymPeople.com


Check out his site … I think you’ll love it :)

Last night was a pretty chill night … I spent much of the evening driving around running errands, happily smelling the flowery night air. Spring is in full effect here in LA … it’s wonderful! David and I settled down last night with a new friend:


I picked up this lovely bottle of Coppola Wine at World Market and, let me tell you, it went down real easy. We enjoyed it very much … so much so that we have decided to stock up :)

No plans for today just yet … we’re trying to figure out our plans for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow … it’s so sunny and warm today, tho, I’m sure we’ll think of something fun to do :)

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Nature Calls

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Yesterday was a gloriously beautiful day here in SoCal so David and I decided to make our way to Arcadia, CA to spend the afternoon at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden:


While not all of the flowers are quite in bloom just yet, there was enough natural beauty for us to enjoy all afternoon long. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped at the LA Arb yesterday and see some of the sunset photos I snapped at Griffith Observatory last night … More »

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Spring Forward

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Check your clocks, y’all. Did YOU remember to move them forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time today?


If not then you are prolly an hour late for whatever you’ve got going on today ;)

Nothing big to report from yesterday. I spent much of the afternoon tooling around Silver Lake doing a bit of shopping … not really buying anything … but it was fun to look. The weather today is just gorgeous … so much so that David and I are planning a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden to enjoy the beauty of Nature. While Spring doesn’t “officially” arrive until next weekend, I am happy to report that Spring done sprung a few weeks ago … and it’s glorious!

I hope it is sunny and warm wherever in the world you are! Happy Sunday!!

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Le Godfather

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Last night David and I ventured south to Manhattan Beach to meet up with our friends Josh and Emma and their friend Andrew for dinner and a movie. First, we hit a Middle Eastern restaurant called Open Sesame (which was pretty fantastic but my heart still belongs to Cedar Gardens back home in Dearborn, MI) and then we went to see the Academy Award-nominated for Foreign Language Film A Prophet:


A Prophet is a French film that tells the tale of a young man doing time in prison … but it is so much more than that. There aren’t enough words to express how impressed I was with this film. It is not your conventional film in that it is not predictable and the story is wholly entertaining. The acting performances were utterly superb. It is deffo one of those film’s I would heartily recommend to any one. I think we decided that a good description of the film is The Shawshank Redemption meets The Godfather. It’s gritty and grisly in some parts but the whole thing just works. I had no idea how the movie would resolve itself … which is a great way to keep the audience engrossed. We all loved the movie very much … it’s very clear that this film got robbed of the Best Foreign Film trophy at the Academy Awards this year … it really should’ve won.

I have to say, and this has nothing to do with the film itself, I had no idea that French prisons were so posh! If US inmates were able to get day leaves from prison to work on the outside then our prisons would be empty cuz they’d all just leave and never come back. Gotta love the French sensibility of paying for one’s crimes. Anyways … see this movie while you can. It’s really excellent.

Today is a beautifully sunny day … I’m hoping to get out and enjoy some of it.

DON’T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD TONIGHT … it’s Daylight’s Savings Time again! Spring Forward, y’all!!

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‘Memory’ Serves

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Last night, David and I met up with our good friends Josh and Emma for a quick dinner at Prizzi’s Piazza before we made our way to the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA to see a performance of the beloved Broadway hit Cats!


Of the 4 of us, I was the only one who had seen the show before … and, unfortunately, none of my theater companions could follow what the hell was going on thruout the show. David kept whispering to me, “What is a ‘Jello Cat’?” and even after I explained what was going on at intermission, the three of them were still a bit confused. David did like the part where the cat lady (who he called Tina Turner) flew off into outer space on her space ship. Because the majority of the songs are based on poetry by T.S. Eliot, the songs are not the sing-songy showtunes that people usually respond to. The dance … the show is really all about the dance.

We had a great time and I have to commend the Cats cast for putting on a fantastic show last night. I have to give a shout-out to Pink readers Drew Roelofs (Plato, Macavity) and Adam Steiner (Rum Tum Tugger) especially for their amazing performances last night. Steiner proudly declares that he is a Detroit native, which endears him all the more to my heart! Great job you guys … thanks for sharing your talents with us here in LA :)

After the jump, if you so desire, you can check out some photos that we snapped last night of our fun night out … More »

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Goin’ Coo-Coo For Coco

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Today Conan O’Brien announced an upcoming comedy tour called The Legally Prohibited from being Funny on Television Tour and I managed to secure a couple of FANTASTIC tickets to see him perform live (comedy, music and more!) on stage here in LA next month:


Those of you interested in seeing Conan on tour should visit TeamCoco.com to see if he is coming your way and to purchase tickets. I’m very excited to see the man himself on stage … I think his legions of fans will be happy to see him live as well.

Tonight, tho … oooooh, tonight … David and I have plans to do something very cheesy and very fun. We are double-dating with our friends Josh and Emma to see a show that … well … it’s truly one of a kind. After the jump, find out what we are going to see … More »

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