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Kelis & Robyn Kick Off The ‘All Hearts’ Tour In LA

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Last night my friend Josh and I made our way to the Henry Fonda Theater to see Kelis and Robyn kick off their co-headlining All Hearts Tour in front of a packed house which was 99.9% gay. It was like church in that place, I have to tell you … but it was loads of fun:


While the tour is a co-headlining one, Kelis does go on first to get the party started. Homegirl came out in a sequined jumpsuit and a sparkly wig that looked like something Rick James might’ve worn back in the day. Now, I’ve been a Kelis fan for YEARS ever since she released her first album Kaleidoscope so I was really excited to see my girl live, on stage. I was not disappointed. Kelis KILLED her set last night. She sang hit after hit and got the crowd all riled up. I never thought it was possible for an artist to make a room full of white boys think they’ve go soul and rhythm … but Kelis did it last night. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped last night of Kelis and Robyn and check out some video from last night’s kick-off performance of the All Hearts TourMore »

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Dream On

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Yesterday afternoon I made my way to the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA to see Inception one week after it opened in theaters. Because I was in Paris, France last weekend I was unable to see the movie that the rest of the country already saw. I’ve been fearful all week long that someone might inadvertently spoil the film for me so I wanted to see it as soon as possible. Man, I am glad that I did … cuz the film is really freakin’ good:


I had no doubt that director Christoper Nolan would give us a great film but I was not prepared for how complex and GOOD the story would be. When dealing with a plot line that revolves around dreams, dream stealing and subconscious mind manipulation you have a wide pallet to paint with … Nolan manages to give us a film that spreads out far and wide in complexity without being too confusing. As much as there were many layers to the story (ie. the dream with in a dream with in a dream thing), I found the story easy to follow. The special effects were, I mean, just wow. I was very impressed with the acting but, to be honest, no one really stood out with a particularly stunning performance. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was my fave (there are rumors that JGL might play The Riddler in Batman 3 … I’m crossing my fingers that he does get the part), followed by Ellen Page. I was pleased that Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t annoy me like he usually does but I was a bit bummed that Marion Coutillard wasn’t as big a character as I hoped she would be. All in all, the film is great … I truly loved it. Was it my fave of the year, I don’t think so … but it is deffo worth seeing … maybe even twice.

After the movie, I met up with Josh and we made our way to the Henry Fonda Theater to see Kelis and Robyn kick off their All Hearts Tour. I’ll have a post about that show coming right up …

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2 Hearts

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After spending all day and night yesterday doing a whole lotta nothin’, I’m gearing up again for an evening of fun tonight. Because everyone on Earth, it seems, already saw Inception last week while I was in France, I’m heading out later this afternoon to see the film for myself. I’ve heard good things about it and I really love Christopher Nolan‘s films so … I’m excited. Later on tonight, Josh and I will be going to see Kelis and Robyn on their All Hearts Tour at the The Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA:


You may recall that last month Kelis and Robyn announced that they are hittin’ the road here in the US this Summer for a co-headlining tour together which gets underway here in Hollywood tonight. I am SO excited, you can’t even believe. I understand that both ladies will be performing full sets each so it should be a really fun time in Hollywood tonight. I’ll do my best to share any fun photos that I happen to snap tonight on the blog tomorrow.

It’s the weekend, y’all!! I hope all y’all can get out there and enjoy it! Wee.

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Rihanna Rocks LA

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Last night my good friend Josh and I made our way to the Staples Center in downtown LA to see Rihanna on her Last Girl on Earth Tour. I have been anxiously awaiting this show for months and last night I finally got to see my girl Ri Ri live on stage. Here are a few photos from her performance last night:


Rihanna just KILLED it last night. The show was very big, very fun, very well orchestrated. Rihanna sang beautifully and provided an atmosphere of electric excitement and all out fun. Josh and I were very impressed … and I couldn’t get over how many amazing Rihanna songs there are. I mean, I know the girl has a huge catalog of songs but I had forgotten how many of them were huge hits. One of the show’s highlights for me was the guest appearance on stage by Eminem. Em came out to perform his current #1 single Love the Way you Lie which features Rihanna on vocals. Em came out and the crowd exploded in cheers. My boy Darion managed to get great photos and video from last night’s concert. After the jump, check out some of Darion’s photos of Rihanna & Eminem along with some pretty fantastic video from the show … More »

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(Half-Way) Around The World In A Day

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And so … I have returned to LA once again. Yesterday was a very long but, thankfully, fairly endurable day of travel for me. I managed to travel half-way around the world and didn’t even lose my head.


Sarah and I flew back to Detroit, MI early yesterday morning and after a short lay-over, I flew the rest of the way back to LA last night. Trust me, it’s not a trip that I want to be making anytime soon but getting to spend time in Paris with my best friend was sure worth it. I’m trying not to think about the wedding David and I will be attending in Hawaii next month, only because the thought of flying such a long distance again is giving me the shakes but … such is life.

It’s really great to be home, I missed David a lot. Despite the fact that I was only gone for a few days, it felt like much longer. He’s off to Atlantic City to attend a bachelortte weekend for his BFF Marissa (who is getting married in Hawaii next month) so, unfortch, we’ll have to spend more time apart :(

Tonight, my friend Josh and I will be seeing Rihanna in concert at the Staples Center and I’m gonna use the opportunity to test out the new LG Rumor Touch mobile phone that the fine folks at Virgin Mobile sent me to test out. As you may have noticed around here, they’ve launched a new Crazy Life ad campaign in order to promote their new UNLIMITED pay-as-you-go mobile plans for their mobile phones … I received the Rumor Touch to test out to see if it’s something that I would use in my everyday life:


I have to say, I like the idea of a touchscreen phone WITH a keyboard built in … but what is most appealing to me is the $25 a month unlimited data plans. Even if the Rumor Touch phone doesn’t work out for me, I’m planning on replacing my current AT&T Blackberry with the Virgin Mobile Blackberry Curve 8530:


This Virgin Mobile Blackberry is a newer version of the Blackberry I already have but I cannot get over the low data rate plan. Blackberry service only costs $30 a month and, HELLO, it’s UNLIMITED texts, messaging, web AND data! I’ve been really looking to dump my overpriced AT&T Blackberry (which costs me about $90 a month) and along comes Virgin Mobile with their crazy low prices. It’ll be fun to play with the touchscreen Rumor Touch but Virgin Mobile already sold me on their Blackberry Curve. Any Virgin Mobile users out there? Am I gonna love the service or what?

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Merci Pour Tout, Paris!

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And so … by the time you are reading this, I will be winging my way back home to the US. I have a pit-stop in Detroit, MI so that I can drop off Sarah and then I will be making my way back home to LA later tonight:


To the people and city of Paris, Sarah and I would like to extend our deepest thanks for a wonderful visit. We may not have gotten to do everything there is to do in Paris but everything we did was amazingly fun and everyone we encountered was friendly, courteous and kind. Paris is honestly one my favorite cities in all the world and I can’t wait to return for another visit, hopefully sometime soon (and for much longer).

I’ll be back home in LA tonight and things will be back to normal by tomorrow. Au revoir, Paris … je t’aime avec tous ma coeur!

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Tori Amos Enchants In Paris, France

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Last night Sarah and I had the great pleasure of attending Tori Amos‘s sole Paris, France concert this year at L’Olympia. As some of you may know, last night’s Tori show was the reason my impromptu birthday trip to Paris even came to be … and it was worth the trip from LA to Paris just to see her perform:


Tori‘s set was full of some of our fave songs (China, Winter, Crucify) and the show — much to our pleasure — was a very nice, long set. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped last night and check out the full setlist from last night’s magical show … More »

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La Troisième Jour

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Yesterday was Sarah’s and my 3rd and last day here in beautiful Paris, France and we did our best to get the most out of the day. Despite the insane heat (and I mean, INSANE) we managed to cover a lot of ground around the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter:


After a lovely visit to the Louvre, we made our way across the Seine so that we could pay a visit to Notre Dame and the surrounding area. Believe me, the heat was very difficult to contend with but we managed to see as much as we could before we had to return to our hotel to prepare for the Tori Amos concert at L’Olympia last night. After the jump, check out a few more photos that will give you a taste of our day over all … More »

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I Heart Sacre Coeur

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Sarah and I enjoyed a very full Sunday in Montmartre yesterday which involved a lot of sightseeing, a lot of eating and a LOT of walking. We made our way to the area around the Moulin Rouge and just took in the sights on our way to the Montmartre Cemetary … snapping fun pics along the way:


I have become a new fan of the iPhone camera app Hipstamatic. I’ve had the app for a while but never really used it much at home … once I started taking photos yesterday, I couldn’t stop. I cannot share all of the photos that we took yesterday but if you’re interested in checking out some of them, you can do so after the jump … More »

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The Eyeful Tower

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Yesterday was our first FULL day here in Paris, France and I successfully managed to beat the dreaded jet lag by staying awake all – day – long! We arrived in Paris at 6AM local time and I was able to get my day’s work done and get out into the city to do as much as possible without slowing down. Because our hotel is very near the Arc de Triomphe, we decided to make that beautiful landmark the first stop of the day:


I never tire of seeing this beautiful arch. We arrived in time to watch the French flag get raised between the pillars over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From the Arc, we made our way down the length of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to do a bit of shopping. Our next stop was the Eiffel Tower. Check out the fun photos from the rest of our bizzy day, after the jump … More »

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