Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween Guess whose the Peacock?

Last year Halloween was happening at the Roosevelt guess the celeb? What will Ms. Peacock be this year!

Kathy Lee Gifford Beams on Cassidy

Kathy Lee Gifford beaming on her daughter Cassidy at the Ivy...

Legendary Singer Peabo Bryson at Mr. Chow's

Lovely person and incredible singer Peabo Bryson was at Mr. Chow's recently. I asked him about his new album...

Odomlicious - Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian

Their whirlwind romance and trip down the alter took everyone for a surprise. Khloe Kardashian has yet to meet Lamar's children. Naysayers say the romance will never last. In the matters of love, no one is an expert. Lamar Odom lives life on his own terms. He takes huge risks and gambles on his own faith. It is his life and career wise he has been successful so why should he care what people think? Now in the very old days of Kings and Queens, I'm talking centuries ago, one married someone to further the power of a family. Love had nothing to do with it. Unless it was for the love of more wealth and power.

Therefore from that scheme of things Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian's nuptials make complete sense. In the last year the Kardashians have been the reigning Hollywood family with a successful reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, thousands of magazines images & numerous entertainment news/gossip mentions, the Kardashian Klan has taken over the media spotlight. Everyone pretty much knows their name unlike 2 years ago. The marriage maybe a juggernaut for the Los Angeles Lakers franchise due to even more media spotlight on the couple. So in actuality the coupling makes perfect logical business sense especially with a prenup.

Friday, October 30, 2009

CHITO Talks Fashion

Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower (CHITO) maybe off of Dancing With the Stars but they are forever in their fans hearts. In these two videos, the pair talk separately about fashion...

A Halloween Tale of Michael Jackson ...

Calvin tells the story of MJ raising from the dead on this Halloween's eve...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Passion of the BONO

I've had some of the best times of my life going to concerts, hanging backstage, sneaking in for free. U2 has been one of my favorite bands for so many reasons. Besides the great music, the global mastery of marketing, the charitable causes, the concerts turning into a religious experience, BONO is so damn likeable. There is something about him on the same level as MJ when it comes to giving so much to his fans. Maybe too much but I'm thankful for it. Somehow Love exudes from BONO after all the years that I've seen the band. So much hope he has always had when you talk to him about Politics. As a showman, he is a master. I have great respect for him and the band. Adam Clayton is also one of my favorites. He is one of the sweetest men on the planet.
This time around BONO held court solo with the fans waiting for him before the Rosebowl Concert on the last leg of U2 2009 American Tour.

I like several others waited for hours. And of course there were the autograph hounds who sell their merchandise who showed up at the last minute and stuck their wares and pushed and shoved. I wasn't having it. BONO grew tired of it as well. And many of the respectful fans kindly got out of the way after BONO was kind enough to sign and let the vultures have at it. It is very hard to photograph when you have people hitting you on the head with albums and trying to push their way from the back to the front. But one has to play it like basketball and block them. I play mad defense. Anyway, I would happily spend my Sundays photographing BONO and the rest of the band anytime that are paths meet. To me it is a joy to see stars like BONO interact with his fans. Although I wonder if it gets overwhelming for him.
I feel very blessed to be around so many talented people who genuinely seem to care about others. BONO is definitely in my top 3 of all time if not top 2. Michael Jackson will always be first.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Director, Actor & Producer Bill Duke asks about Inglorious Bastards

Bill Duke was interviewed shortly after the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards...

KAT Takes U 2 The Jewelry District in Downtown Los Angeles

I like downtown Los Angeles. So many things to see and notice. From the architecture, to the skyline, to the library, to the people, to the shopping, to the food, there is something magical about LA Downtown. Here is just one special place. The Los Angeles Jewelry District at Hill Street...

NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak: ATL going LA?

With a media blitz last week almost as big as Balloon Boy, NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak were all over LA. NeNe was busting Lindsay Lohan's Dad for being a Toxic Parent and Kim Zolciak was checking out houses in Malibu with Chad Rodgers. Zolciak's Big Poppa was outed and it looks like NeNe maybe shopping a host gig in LaLa Land. The pair were both on Jimmy Kimmel Show and later went to Mr. Chow's and turned it out.
NeNe & KimZ kissed and made up maybe they are shopping a new show together?
Wouldn't that be fun?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kourtney Kardashian Robbed

According to via TMZ, mother to be, Kourtney Kardashian's Calabasas home was robbed while she was out having dinner. Ms Kardashian lives in a gated community according to sources so is it an inside job? Don't they have surveillance footage of all those coming in and out? With all the money the Kardashians make one would think they had adequate security. There seems to be a rash of home invasions of reality stars lately with Audrina, Lindsay and now Kourtney.

Getting To Know Louie Vito...

For all I know this maybe Louie the 14th video. Here's Louie freestyling about himself...

MIKA & Fans at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston

Thanks to all the MIKA fans who made the concert so much fun!!!!

MIKA MIKA MIKA - Tour Boston

These are 3 clips that give you the vibe of The MIKA Concert experience that I had at the Orpheum Theater in Boston...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MIKA Mesmorizes Masses

Tonight I witnessed a new Star on the Horizon. MIKA performed live at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts much to the delight of his fans. And speaking of his fans, they ranged from teenie popper girls, to older gay men, to young gay men, to college students, Black, White & Asian. You name it. The house was full of an eclectic mix to see MIKA perform hits from his first album and glitter from his new one.
Watching MIKA made me realize how dull I can be.

That might seem strange but MIKA exudes so much joy and passion that I realized I need to step it up a notch. Why so glum? MIKA makes one believe in magic, sprinkles and fairy dust. I like it and so did the crowd that knew every word of his songs. Watching Mika perform I'm reminded of the Flaming Lips, Bowie, Freddy Mercury and Bjork.
It is almost an homage yet MIKA has something uniquely his own. And what a vocal range. No doubt big things are in his future.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chuck Liddell: The Iceman Goeth on DWTS

UFC Champion Chuck Liddell was voted off Dancing With The Stars Tuesday. Kudos for lasting as long as he did and for trying something new. Hopefully for Chuck being on the show was a good experience for him and exposed him to more fans as well as more opportunities.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Zuma & Kingston Do Lunch

Here is a Rock n Roll family after having lunch the beautiful Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale take their sons home in their SUV...............

Nene Leakes Shopping on Robertson Video

This video was taken before the untimely death of Kandi Burruss' former fiancé, Ashley "A.J." Jewell and days before Lamar Odom's marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Nene was shopping on Robertson at Rock & Republic and Intermix after having lunch at the Ivy....

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Debi Mazar Discuss Breaking Up

This video was shot soon after it was announced that the engagement between Maksim & Karina was off and way before Debi Mazar & Maksim were eliminated off the show...

DWTS' Aaron Carter 2 Videos

Luckily I shot a bunch of DWTS' videos before the season was in full swing and they moved into their new rehearsal space. Currently, there are rumors swirling that Karina and Aaron are involved. I can't confirm or deny that because I'm on vacation but here are two videos shot of Aaron and Karina going to practice after having lunch...

Tom Cruise Filming Knight & Day Formerly Wichita in Boston

Boston has hit the big time with movies, movies and more movies. With tax incentives galore, Massachusetts is going to win big with money gushing into the state. Why is it so hip to do movies in B-town? With local hires, beautiful skylines, historical buildings, the Boston Commons, great food, shopping and cool weather between Spring and fall, production companies are coming here in droves. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz star in 'Knight & Day' formerly 'Witchita' being shot in the Boston area. The Zookeeper with Adam Sandler and The Town directed by Ben Affleck is filming as well.

Shauna Sand the New Porn Star?

File this under I'm a little shocked but then again anything is possible in a Shauna Sand's world. In my dealings with Shauna Sand, I found her to be a beguiling mix of contradictions. On one hand, some may say she comes off as dumb but she is actually very clever and speaks French fluently. Sand has the ability to get men from hair dressers to clothiers to give their services for free for her and her three daughters. Shauna is a attentive mom who wears Lucite stripper heels almost everywhere she goes even on the sandy beach. Looking sexy at any age and at any cost seems Shauna's claim to fame. Every time I see Shauna she is either with some stud or in the process of trying to find one. One extremely attractive ex-actor with a 6 pack to die for who was helping Shauna around the house and even had a key, eventually disappeared. Sand told me he had a history of drug addiction and probably went back on the hard stuff. With a revolving door of men coming in and out of her residence, and her pre-teen daughters in the middle, is not something that I condone but that is her business.
I think this step into the Porn Industry is a calculative mood. Shauna Sand's most recent ex husband Romain Chavent allegedly hit her and they had and on and off again restraining order relationship. And everyone knows Shauna was married to Lorenzo Lamas who has a thing for Playboy Type Blonds when he is still married to someone else. So it figures that with all the chaos and drama in Shauna Sand's life that she would become a star in porn. Maybe she did it to lash back at her husbands, to get more attention and to of course make more money. One thing about Shauna Sand I would never underestimate her or her ability to drive men nuts.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Alex O'Loughlin: Cry Me 3 Rivers

As you may or may not know, I'm on a vacation a pseudo vacation because I'm still editing videos, blogging and twittering. Not to mention I'm still shooting but to me all this is fun. Also I'm able to add some videos that I've shot that I've been too busy to post. I met Aussie Hottie Alex O'Loughlin at the DGA. Alex is currently on a show called Three Rivers. O'Loughlin is super sexy need I say more...

Jon Gosselin Working the Stroll

Jon Gosselin was in Los Angeles recently doing a full court press on every "entertainment" show he could get his face on. He even hit the obvious places to get the maximum exposure. The Ivy
and Millions of Milkshakes owned by the same company that owns Hollywood TV. Rumor has it that Jon was paid between $20,000-$30,000 to show up
at the following:

Southland's Regina King is my 500th Post

I'm a big fan of Regina King's work so it is fitting that Regina marks my 500th post. Here is Ms. Southland arriving at an Emmy Swag Party...


This was my dinner last night at a restaurant in Provincetown.

Friday, October 9, 2009

CHITO's Shot Gun Wedding (World Wide Exclusive)

You heard it here first, Chelsie Hightower & Louie Vito (CHITO) are getting MARRIED...
As one couple calls it quits another DWTS couple goes for a quickie marriage...

Ben (Affleck) The Two of Us Need Look No More

I was excited to know that there are 3 movies (at least) being filmed in Boston. That is very exciting for local revenue. I caught up with the Town directed by Ben Affleck which he also stars. Affleck plays a bank robber who dresses up like a Nun.
I watched, listen and chatted wit the locals which is the best part of a trip. So many were excited and others were annoyed about business interruptions, parking and streets being blocked off.

The flip side and the best thing for Boston is to grow wiser from the experience of becoming the new HUB for movies. More money will flow into Boston, more jobs, more tourism. And hopefully more diversity & more SAG as well as Union jobs for locals.

I noticed on Affleck's crew Diversity was severely lacking. I was gravely disappointed the more I noticed. I watched for several hours yesterday to make sure. Also the locals didn't know much about the Screen Actors Guild even though there is a SAG office in Boston. With the influx of movie/TV projects in Boston, it would benefit Bostonians to educate themselves on movie making, rates of pay & benefits for SAG actors, casting offices and negotiating with film crews wanting to use their property.
The local government can do more by learning from more experienced cities in regards to how to handle the booming movie biz. I hope the city government puts something to gether to encourage Diversity in hiring. Boston has a long history of racism and non hiring of non Caucasians which needs to STOP. This town is ripe for jobs and new business opportunities. With a huge college base of educated & fresh faces, it would be a casting directors dream to work here. Boston is a wonderful place to market Brands as well.
And if the Film Companies don't hire Diversity in their crew and casting than pull the trigger...And boycott!

My First Celebrity Sighting in Boston

If you follow me on twitter than you know where I am. If you don't get on board. I say a lot more stuff on twitter than here. Anyway, I'm in Boston, Massachusetts. A little vacation a little work. A LOT OF FOOD and Sight Seeing. I was very excited to meet my first celebrity after a few hours sleep...
The legend the myth Mr. Paul Revere ladies and gentleman was looking very chic. The detailing was amazing...

If was if Mr. Revere was trying to point the way to Ben Affleck's movie The Town that was shooting near by.