Young Directors On Display

Last night I met up with a bunch of friends at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to attend the 13th annual Young Directors Night event which featured my dear friend Tamar Levine as one of the featured young directors. Her short film Twenty-Two Date Palm Way was selected among the films submitted for this year’s event and there was NO WAY I was going to miss seeing her work on display at LACMA. Tam‘s film was among 8 short films screened last night, which was followed by a Q&A on stage where the directors talked about their work. It was a very special night of happy pride for those of us who came out in support of Tam‘s amazing work. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Under The Skin’

Last night was a pretty bizzy but very fun night for me. I met up with Darion and his mom Janai to have a celebratory birthday dinner with her in Hollywood (before they went off to see The Book of Mormon together) and then I met up with Eileen to see Under The Skin at the Arclight … and then I met up with Tamar, Ollie, Rob and Caleb for a night cap after they saw Captain America. I managed to squeeze in a quick visit to Amoeba Music and ended up coming home with great new vinyl records to add to my collection. Fun, Fun, Fun. More »

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Here Are The Top 5 ‘OMFG, Yasss Ma’am’ Moments From ‘The Fluffer’, Last Night’s Episode Of ‘Scandal’

Sadly, Shannon cannot write today’s Scandal recap of last night’s episode The Fluffer because she’s too busy having THE BEST TIME EVER with visiting family … but I am going to attempt to try and do her Scandal recaps justice with a recap of my own. I’m not entirely unschooled in the art of TV show recapping. Once upon a time, I used to recap 24 on a weekly basis here on the blog (and I’m thinking about recapping the upcoming new season of 24: Live Another Day when it debuts next month). So, I present to you my humble recap of last night’s episode of Scandal below. Obvs, there are spoilers for those of you who haven’t watched last night’s ep yet so proceed with caution. OMFG, Yasss Ma’am last night’s ep of Scandal was fun as Hell to watch. It was actually THE BOMB! More »

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Last Eventide’s Rasputina Recital In LA Was Most Enjoyable

Last night I made my way to The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see one of my favorite “bands” in concert. For many years, Rasputina has eluded me when they have played shows here in LA but last night, I finally got to see a show … for the first time in a very long time. I vividly remember the first time I learned of Rasputina‘s existence when they opened up for Marilyn Manson way back in the mid-90′s. I was totally seduced by a trio of women who play rock music on cellos. Rasputina‘s second album How We Quit the Forest remains one of my fave albums of the 90s, absolutely. For various reasons, I’ve missed seeing Rasputina in concert when they’ve played LA in the past few years but at long last, I got to see them last night … and I was not disappointed in the least. More »

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She Bangs

Last night I met up with one of my most favoritest people in the world for a long overdue hang session at a fun little place in Koreatown called Toe Bang. My BFF Ollie informed me of the fantastic happy hour that they do at Toe Bang so I figured, yeah, let’s do it. Honestly, I was really only interested in hanging out with Ollie since we haven’t had the chance to do so for far too long. I missed out on seeing her Tuesday night when I was in DTLA so our hang out last night was a must for me. As expected, Ollie and I only had the best time ever … as we are wont to do :) More »

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Party Like It’s Nineteen ‘Eighty Two’

Last night I met up with Emma and Josh for a dinner hang in Koreatown/DTLA after we talked about doing something fun the last time we hung out on Sunday night. Emma had heard about a new place called Pot that supposedly offers up amazing Korean pot dishes. I have been wanting to go to a new barcade called Eight Two that just opened in DTLA so we decided to have dinner at Pot and then head out to Eighty Two for some arcade video game fun. Dinner was good but not amazing. The barcade was fun and pretty amazing. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Last night I was invited to an early screening of Captain America: The Winter Solider at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, CA so I brought along my BFF Adriana and we set off for a night of comic book movie fun. I have been LOVING all of the Marvel Comics movies that have been coming out over the past few years and really did enjoy the first Captain America film. But this time around, yeah, I think they really got it right in telling this story. Without all of the slowness of the necessary origin story that we got a lot of last movie, this time around The Winter Solider is packed with action from beginning to end — like a great comic book movie should. More »

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The PITNB ‘Ban’ On Kanye West’s Babymama Has Been Lifted

So, I guess this post has been a long time coming. As some of you longtime readers may be well aware, I tend to not blog about people and things that I’m not really a fan of in an effort to keep things as positive and fun as possible around these here parts. As a result, I have long decided that it is much more worthwhile for me to blog about celebs that I love (like our dear Britney Spears) over celebs that I really don’t have many positive feelings about (like Kanye West‘s babymama). But, in recent months, I think I’ve come to see the err of my ways when it comes to Kanye‘s lady. Because I find him a true musical genius and a stylistic icon with impeccable taste, I think I may have been too harsh in my judgement of his lovely fiancée. The couple gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter and even managed to finally tackle the final frontier that has long been denied them — the cover of the fashion Bible, Vogue magazine. Because the couple are everywhere anyways, I guess it is finally time for me to come to my senses and start blogging about you know who on a regular basis. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Noah’

Yesterday evening I met up with Emma and Josh at our their home in Manhattan Beach for a movie/dinner hang out so that we could enjoy cinematic entertainment together and then talk about their recent holiday over dinner. The movie that everyone went out to see this weekend was Noah so we decided to see it for ourselves. Despite criticism from others, I couldn’t help but be curious to see Noah myself, primarily because of how much I love Darren Aronofsky‘s work. To be honest, I felt that Noah wasn’t Aronofsky‘s strongest film (by a LONG shot) but I didn’t hate it, necessarily. There were things about it that I didn’t really like but I felt for the most part that it was fairly entertaining. Almost everyone knows the story of Noah and his ark but through the lens of Darren Aronofsky, the story turned out a bit different from the story we already know. More »

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Watch: Michael Chiklis Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Last night many members of the principal cast of American Horror Story: Coven convened at the Dolby Theater to discuss the previous season in front of an audience of fans to close out PaleyFest 2014. As you can see in the gallery presented here, many of our fave Coven actors were in attendance at last night’s event … tho the queen herself, Jessica Lange, could not attend due to a family obligation. I was in the audience last night and I had a great time hearing the AHS cast discuss Coven and was able to hear first hand the big news that actor Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of the upcoming season American Horror Story: Freak Show. Check out this gallery then click below to see some of the photos and video that I took last night and read more about the fun stuff that was discussed during last night’s PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story: Coven. More »

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