A Special Engagement

Yesterday was very chilly, very rainy day here in La so it was difficult to want to dig out from under the warm blankets at home and venture out into the wide world … but venture we did to attend a small engagement party for our recently betrothed friends Loy and Ryan. The happy couple hosted about a thousand of their friends at their home yesterday so that we could all celebrate their coming nuptials. It was so amazing getting to spend time with Loy and Ryan and it was really nice meeting many of their friends. It may have been cold and dreary outside but their home was full of love and warmth. More »

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The 2011 American Music Awards Are Handed Out

Last night, at the Nokia Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, CA, the 2011 American Music Awards were handed out for excellence in music … or something. Like the People’s Choice Awards, IMHO, the AMAs have become less of an achievement event and more of a promo event. Still, crystal pyramid trophies were handed out to lucky winners and country popstar Taylor Swift was the luckiest of them all. Taylor was honored with 3 awards — including the big Artist of the Year award — while others, like Nicki Minaj, walked away with two awards … and others still, like Jennifer Lopez, nabbed one award. Click below to see some photos from last night’s festivities and read some deets on who won what the awards show that you may have missed. More »

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Beyoncé Flaunts Her Baby Bump On The Red Carpet

Popstar and first time mama-to-be Beyoncé Knowles made an in-person appearance at the Paris Theater in NYC, NY this weekend to host a screening of her upcoming concert DVD release Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4. As you may recall, Bey performed a few shows at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC a couple of months ago in support of her latest album 4 and those performances were filmed for DVD release. Click below to see Bey on the red carpet of this weekend’s screening event … and get a load of how BIG her baby bump has grown! More »

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Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler Are Engaged . . . Again

Back in April we learned the happy news that Kristin Cavallari and footballer Jay Cutler got themselves engaged to be wed. In the weeks that followed, we heard all about the couple’s plans for a lavish 2012 wedding. Those happy reports came to an abrupt end in July when it was reported that the engagement was off due to Jay‘s dumping of Kristin. Today I am happy to report that the couple are re-engaged to be married … at least according to Life & Style magazine. So, I suppose, congrats are re-in order for the re-happy couple. More »

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A Final Farewell To Heavy D

Last week we learned the very sad news that rapper Heavy D (née Dwight Arrington Myers) passed away suddenly at the young age of 44. Today we learn that Heavy was memorialized and laid to final rest yesterday in NYC, NY in front of family and famous friends — even President Barack Obama sent along his condolences. Reverend Al Sharpton presided over yesterday’s funeral service and friends like User, P. Diddy, Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith and others were in attendance to give their final goodbyes. Altho it was very obviously a sad day, I understand Heavy D‘s amazing life was celebrated and lauded for what he offered the world. More »

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The LA Galaxy Wins The 2011 MLS Championship

5 years after global soccer superstar David Beckham moved to the US to play professional soccer for the LA Galaxy, the Los Angeles soccer team FINALLY managed to secure a Major League Soccer Championship! The Galaxy took on the Houston Dynamo for the championship title at the Home Depot Center here in Carson, CA last night and managed to end the 2011 season with a big win. Galaxy captain (and game MVP) Landon Donovan had the honor of scoring the winning goal, handing the LA Galaxy the championship title that they’ve been looking for (ever since Becks joined the team). Considering last night was Becks‘s final game for the Galaxy of his 5 year contract, he couldn’t have hoped for a better ending. Click below to see some photos from last night’s big game and read some deets about what went down. More »

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Oprah Winfrey Announces Her Return To TV

Back in May of this year, Oprah Winfrey signed off on the final episode EVER of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since that time, Oprah has been trying to make her OWN network take-off and find an audience. Unfortunately for Oprah, she has not been very successful. Today we learn that Oprah is now planning to make her return to TV with a new talk show. Now, whether she is coming back to TV because she misses being on the air or if she is lookin’ to undo some of the failures she’s endured in the past few months (or a little of both), she is coming BACK! Are YOU ready for some more Oprah? More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Ides Of March’

Altho the George Clooney and Ryan Gosling film The Ides of March came out months ago, I never got around to seeing it and sadly totally forgot all about it. Thankfully, theaters in LA play these sorts of movies longer than most cities and David and I got the chance to see it at the posh Landmark Theater in West LA, last night. To be honest, I had heard not great things about the film so I wasn’t too excited. The only reason I agreed to go, I must confess, was because it was showing in a movie theater with couch seating. I am SO glad I decided to go because, man, this film is really fantastic! More »

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The Pixies Rock LA

Last night I was among the lucky few folks here in LA that was able to attend the Pixies concert at The Music Box in Hollywood, CA. As you may know, The Pixies are currently on the Lost Cities Tour where they are performing in cities they’ve never played in before. Thankfully for us Los Angelinos, they decided to add an LA show along the way. Now, I’ve seen The Music Box full to sold out capacity but last night’s Pixies show was EVEN MORE FULL than I had ever seen it before. Yes, folks, it was one of those epically amazing nights. More »

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