Prepare Your Ears! Channing Tatum And Joseph Gordon-Levitt Have Signed On For An R-Rated Musical Comedy

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

On Friday evenings I like to read happy news and what could be happier than a movie musical comedy starring Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? We know that Joseph has the voice of an angel, and from what I’ve heard of Channing in Hail, Caesar!, the dude can carry a tune. Plus, he can dance, so I’m hoping for dance battle. The details of the movie are being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the story, did get the scoop that it’ll be an “R-rated musical comedy featuring two pilots on a misadventure.” Yeah, I’m sold. More »

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Dunzo

You know … I’ve thought long and hard about what my last post here on Pink is the new Blog might be like … and not just over the past few months when I was informed that I would no longer be writing the site. Way back in 2002, when I started writing my very first blog … I was convinced that I would tire of writing stuff daily on my “weblog” for an audience that didn’t exist. I was certain that I might keep up with the practice for a month … or a few months … but even as I was just starting to blog personally — for me — I was already thinking about what the end might be like. There is a wonderful freedom that comes from writing for one’s self. When you have a blank page that you can fill with whatever your heart’s desire and you have no fear of criticism or judgement from others — be they friend or foe — you learn things about yourself that you never knew existed. You are able to unleash a power within you that can allow you to be the best person you can be. When you find an audience that, over time, changes from this nebulous idea of “people” out there and into honest to goodness friends that you just haven’t met yet, well … you realize that something greater than yourself is at work. I have been beyond blessed to have lived the life I enjoyed for the past 10+ years with all of you. And it has been an honor and a privilege to provide this forum where we can all share fun, love, laughter and tears together. More »

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My Other Half

Since this is the second to last edition of The TV Guide that I will be writing for Pink is the new Blog, I want to spend my time today writing about one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received in my life … and her name is Shannon Houston. Back when I partnered with the company that is taking over complete control of PITNB on October 1, my grand plan was always to work toward making the site bigger and better. Part of that plan was hiring a writer on the east coast (NYC preferably) who was female and who “gets” what I have been doing with the site since its inception. My goal was to find someone who could provide a female voice to our daily conversation of pop culture who could speak with authority and humor in a way that would endear her to readers … ahem, which I was I strive to accomplish myself every single day (with varying degrees of success, but that’s another story). When I finally found Shannon, I knew she was the one. What I didn’t know was that, not only had I found the my perfect compliment here on the blog but, I found a new family member — a new friend — a new piece of my heart. More »

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Amazing Grace

I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »

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Trent Is the New Blog

My Saturday was a really fun, totally jam-packed day complete with old BFFs, new BFFs, booze, dancing and Jewel. I met up with my friend Caleb for a catch-up session over lunch which was really great because he and I always have the best convos. Then I met up with my friends Austin and Jono for an evening with Jewel Kilcher at Book Soup in West Hollywood (she was doing a book signing so, duh, we had to go). Then we picked up another friend, Yuval, for a night of dancing, drinking, pizza and more dancing in WeHo. Altho we raged fairly decently, we didn’t stay out til the wee hours because I gots more fun stuff to do today so, let’s get to it. More »

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Thursday Night Live

Again, I was planning to have a quiet night in after I finally got around to getting some (but not all) stuff done around the house. But, again, I got a call from a friend who was all, Let’s go out … and I was all, OK! My friend Austin (who really deserves a medal or something for being the person who *finally* got me into the going out mood again after far too long away) was up for going out for a drink or two … which then led to a late night visit to Amoeba Music and then an even later night dance session in West Hollywood. For various reasons, I’ve been well out of the WeHo scene for many years but it would appear that I am back … considering Austin has managed to get me out and about more in the past few weeks than I had been out in the past 5 years (or more). Hahah. More »

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Oh My, Oh Land

My original plan for Wednesday night was supposed to be me on the couch, catching up with all the returning TV shows, possibly getting some laundry done along the way. A late evening text from my friend Stacey changed my plans entirely … when she asked me to meet up with her to see the Danish singer Oh Land in concert. Stacey had an extra ticket, I had a free night and off we went. You may recall that I first learned/fell in love with Oh Land way back in 2011. For some reason, I completely missed that she was playing LA so getting the last minute invite from Stacey was a really nice surprise. It should go without saying that Oh Land put on an amazing show last night, and I was happy to tell her so when we met up with her afterward. More »

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I ‘Scream’

After putting it off for far too long, I finally made myself go to Target to pick up provisions for my home. I tend to wait until the very last squeeze of toothpaste/pump of hand soap/piece of paper towel until I go shopping for things that I need. This time, tho, I managed to convince myself to replenish my supplies before I was forced to resort to my stash of fast food napkins as paper towel, etc. After my shopping adventure, I returned home to watch TV … including Scream Queens, which I enjoyed. Pretty quiet Tuesday night … which was just fine by me. More »

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Kill Your Psychic TV

Yesterday was a pretty fun, very busy day. My friend Tamar invited her friend Jess and me to go with her to the KROQ studio for a live performance by Silversun Pickups on the Red Bull Sound Space stage. I actually had yet to attend one of the KROQ in-studio performances so I was very much up for seeing the Pickups live. Last night, I met up with my friend Sean for a late night concert by goth jam band Psychic TV at a new venue called Teragram Ballroom. Sean and I have been talking about enjoying a goth night out for some time now and last night was our night. Two great shows in one day, it doesn’t get much better than that. More »

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And The Emmy Almost Went To . . .

Yesterday was a pretty fun Sunday Funday for me. As usual, I made my way down to Anaheim to hang out with my Sons of Anakin peeps at Disneyland for most of the EXTREMELY HOT day before I returned home to meet up with my friend Austin for a little Emmy night afterparty fun. Altho the temps were well into the 100s, all members of SoA made it out to Disneyland — while wearing their vests — so that we could attend our monthly meeting … and take a big family photo. Last night was really fun in an entirely different way. I’m not really big on the party scene but I was deffo in the mood to get out and have some Emmy night fun with my friend and we managed to enjoy a great night out. Sundays don’t get much better than this. More »

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