Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Did Hurricane Sandy Hurt Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel On DWTS?

Yesterday's elimination was a SHOCKER! Considering Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel received perfect 10s from the judges and have been dancing better and better each week. It makes many wonder if Hurricane Sandy caused lower voter turn out for DWTS? Also it shows how unfair it is when a great couple get the boot because they aren't "Popular" enough. This dancing duo couldn't have danced any better. It is a shame that they were knocked out of the competition.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fun Watching Rachel Zoe Film On Robertson

Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe was on Robertson at All Saints shooting a segment and here is a look what it is like covering the scene.

Diva Diahann Carroll On Robertson

Breast Cancer Survivor and Activist, Dynasty and Julia star Diahann Carroll exiting The Ivy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Val C and Kelly Monaco A Match Made in DWTS Producer's Heaven

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy have mad chemistry. The duo are extremely popular with DWTS fans. Val C & Kelly are also clever and know their way around social media. Besides being fun to watch, the pair have everyone guessing if their chemistry is real after the cameras are turned off. Who knows what these two do behind closed no camera doors but they sure do look good together whether they are dancing or not.

Is There A Romance Brewing Between Mark Ballas & Shawn Johnson?

Inquiring DWTS fans want to know (not that it is any of our business) 
are Mark Ballas & Shawn Johnson an item?

Apolo Ohno Talks Halloween After Karina Smirnoff Talks Pictures

Apolo Ohno has some fond memories of Halloween after Karina Smirnoff autographs some pictures...

Karina Smirnoff Needs Help With Her Halloween Costume

Karina Smirnoff hasn't decided on a Halloween costume...

Maksim & Kirstie Alley Working Hard To Stay in The Game

These two are very busy with their own careers as well as dancing on DWTS All Stars. Turns out Kirstie Alley has a new TV pilot for TV Land and Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have a job on her new show.

Karina Smirnoff Has A Trick To Get The Kinks Out

Karina Smirnoff explains how she gets kinks out of her body...

Gigi: Struts Her Stuff on The DWTS Cat Walk

Gigi is a local favorite, a fashion model with a lot of attitude. She likes her toe nails painted pink and loves to wear costumes. Here is Gigi wearing a festive Halloween Costume outside DWTS rehearsals.

Apolo Ohno Looking Good

The more he dances, the more Apolo Ohno looks even better... not that he wasn't looking good before.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Carrie Ann Inaba Makes A Surprise Visit To DWTS All Stars Rehearsals

Carrie Ann Inaba who recently fell for Gilles Marini literally, seen leaving DWTS All Stars rehearsal studio and before leaving gives a hug to Apolo Ohno who she has given a hard time to lately.

Derek Hough Howdy To Week 6 DWTS All Stars

Derek Hough lets out a hint for his and Shawn Johnson's next dance in this video.

Karina Smirnoff Has Her Hands Full

Karina Smirnoff has her hands full upon arrival to the DWTS All Stars rehearsal studio.

Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel On The Roof

Sabrina Bryan and partner Louis Van Amstel have a chat at an unusual place the roof top of their rehearsal studio.

Lisa Vanderpump Lunching At The Ivy

Ms. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump seen having lunch at the Ivy. 
Are you ready for more drama on the new season of RHOBH?

Derek Hough Back In The Saddle Again After DWTS Judges Disagreement

Derek Hough ready to do battle on the dance floor after getting conflicting reactions from the DWTS Judges on his and Shawn Johnson's "Guilty Pleasures" dance to the theme song of "The Titanic". With a fresh start and a new dance, Hough is ready to go one step closer for another Mirror Ball Trophy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Who Shot Rock And Roll Exhibit At The Anneberg Space For Photography Closes

The last days and nights at the The Anneberg Space for Photography were jammed back with fans of great photography and Rock & Roll. I went Saturday night and checked out the "Who Shot Rock and Roll" Documentary. It was the best part of the exhibit for me. Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Noel Gallagher, Linda McCartney's archives, John Lennon in New York as well as the interviews with the photographers were my favorite part. It was a wonderful exhibit. Kudos to the Anneberg for producing such a fantastic showing of some great moments in music and cultural history.
It was also great to see subjects Grace Jones, Ian Gallagher, Bono having a section in the show as well as the Rock Icons being some of my favorite stars that I've photographed and video'd over the past few years. I look forward to having my own exhibit with my favorite photographs and videos soon.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Courtney Stodden: The Best Halloween Costume Ever

Here is a look back at the most wonderful example of Americana since Honey Boo Boo Child, COURTNEY STODDEN the teen bride everyone seems to Love to Hate. Yet they can't stop talking or commenting about her. So I say if you are lost for a super Halloween Costume that will have all your friendenemies mouth's wagging, then dress up like Courtney Stodden if you can find an old man to play her husband even better. Meanwhile Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson continue to do the 15minute fame game on 'Couples Therapy' on VH1. Happy Halloween! Hope these two videos help.

Will Injured Melissa Rycroft Dance Tonight On DWTS All Stars?

After suffering a neck injury during Sunday's Camera Blocking Rehearsals Group Dance, DWTS All Stars Contestant Melissa Rycroft is questionable to perform tonight with partner Tony Dovolani. Rycroft was taken to the hospital by ambulance after the accident. Week 5 is "Guilty Pleasures" on Dancing With The Stars tonight and the 8 remaining couples will perform two dances. Hopefully, Melissa Rycroft is OK and will do what is best for her safety.

Eva Longoria's First Public Appearance After Offensive Romney Tweet

Eva Longoria seen leaving Ken Paves salon after offensive Mitt Romney tweet that backfires. Longoria got some hair and nail therapy to ease the backlash after apologizing for her tweet accusing Romney's female supporters of being stupid.

E.T. Turns 30 With A Party at Madame Tussauds

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial turns 30! Madame Tussauds celebrates with Universal Home Entertainment with an unveiling of the iconic star to coincide with the Blu-ray release of Director Steven Spielberg's cherished and popular film that inspired generations of film goers of all ages.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gilles Marini Introduces His Hot Friend Cheick Kongo

Gilles Marini brings his hot frined Cheick Kongo to DWTS All Stars Rehearsal Studio. 
Then KAT and Cheick talk Martial Arts.

DWTS News: Louis Van Amstel Talks Week 5 Group Dance

Louis Van Amstel seen chatting with Tony Dovolani (in car) about Week 5 DWTS All Stars Group Dance.

DWTS News: Peta Murgatroyd Talks Costumes

After a fantastic Bollywood Dance with partner Gilles Marini, Peta is asked about her costume and how she was able to keep it on.

DWTS News: Sabrina Bryan Talks Guilty Pleasures

Lovely and multi-talented Sabrina Bryan talks "Guilty Pleasures" for Week 5 on DWTS All Stars.

DWTS News: Melissa Rycroft Talks Week 5

A sore Melissa Rycroft talks about week 5 on DWTS All Stars.

DWTS News: Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke Video

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke seen shooting a DWTS All Stars segment as they head into rehearsals.

DWTS News: Apolo & Karina Go For A Ride

Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff borrow a car and go for a ride to do an errand before rehearsal.

Who's Hotter Gilles Marini or William Levy?

My job is a hard one. Photographing Hot Men is one of the toughest jobs I have ever had the pleasure of doing. Fans of DWTS get to choose who's hotter Gilles Marini or William Levy?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hollywood Zombies Coming Or Already In A City/Town Near You

 With the never ending war, the powers that be playing roulette with commodities, gas fixing, the outsourcing of American jobs to slave labor in foreign countries, America's love for narcissism and self centeredness has caused a One Eyed Monster. A Zombie Cyclops is a great metaphor for what the Republic has fallen to. A monster only concerned with getting cheap labor, fulfilling its addictions in oil, technology, stimulants, food, alcohol, violence, sex, control, power and what ever else is on our top ten list by grasping for other countries' resources.
As a one eyed beast, we have little perception and depth of understanding how our brutal and unconscious tunnel vision will effect us in the long run. Outsourcing of jobs causes a void in our Economic Foundation. Lowering wages and destroying unions here  via unfair Trade Agreements, destroys economic stability. We are killing our future for cheap products made in China yet many will wait in line for an iPhone for hours to be hip. I'm sure most people who have a iPhone5 think they are pretty conscious. And the delusion continues, Steve Jobs said himself that the jobs that put together the iPhone and products like it are gone from America forever. Jobs liked the idea that he could get his workers in China to get up in the middle of the night and fix any issue at a snap of his finger. Ironically, Steve Jobs is dead of cancer. America is showing signs of the same ill will.
As we close our eyes and only focus on our selfish desires, the rest of the body looses stability. Time for Americans to wake up. Stop living in a dumb down FDA approved medicated reality TV Playstation game that you can tweet your friends. Time to comprehend Cause and Effect. Action and Reaction.
There will be more and more homeless, mentally unstable people roaming our cities and towns. 
With no food, shelter, water or health care what do you think they will do to eat and live?
The Presidential contestants don't even address the increasing rise in Homelessness.

We are not  just One We Are ALL.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Larry Wilcox of CHiPS Back In The Saddle Again

Larry Wilcox has survived his own trouble with the law. Putting security fraud behind him, Wilcox who played a popular California Patrol Officer Jon Baker on CHiPS, was on Hollywood Boulevard supporting a campaign to remind tourists and CA residents not to jaywalk. 

DWTS All Stars Week 4 Bristol Palin Sent Packing

As usual a couple that could have easily been eliminated a week or two weeks ago, survives to be eliminated later than what was expected. Bristol Palin (reality star) {is that an oxymoron?} and partner Mark Ballas (who I'm sure was crushed not to be dancing with the amazing Shawn Johnson) were voted off tonight on DWTS All Stars. There is no spilled milk for this kitty. DWTS All Stars has some of the best choreography, dances and talent ever assembled on the dance floor. The only ones competing should be the absolute best. So kudos to the remaining STARS. They Deserve it!

Freak Accident At Hollywood and Highland Metro Leaves Two Seriously Injured

A bizarre freak accident occurred when a wheel chair bound person and her care giver rode the escalator at Hollywood & Highland Metro station. The escalator malfunctioned, stopped and left the pair trapped. Once the two were removed by LAFD and transported away from the scene, the remnants of the accident included a shoe, parts of a wheel chair, clothing and blood.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tristan MacManus Miscommunication & A Busted Lip

Tristan proves there is no chemistry between KAT and himself. This is the originating video to the miscommunication
 This is the responding video

Kelly Monaco Let's Val Take The Driver's Seat

The sexy duo has been making some great moves on the dance floor while tongues have been wagging if they are having a romance. All I can say there is heat between the pair and Kelly Monaco did let Val Chmerkovskiy drive her car.

Sabrina Bryan Talks Week 4

Former Cheetah Girl, the talented Sabrina Bryan talks about the tough competition on DWTS All Stars and looking forward to week 4.

OMG Karina Smirnoff Caught Swinging

In this EXCLUSIVE video, Karina Smirnoff is caught SWINGING...

Exclusive Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz Looking For Kony 2012

Pete Wentz crossed my path again recently. He was on Hollywood Boulevard looking for a documentary showing of Kony 2012 at the Mann's.

DWTS All Stars On The Roof For The Endeavor

Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson, Peta Murgatroyd, Louis Van Amstel, Gilles Marini, Tony Dovolani, Melissa Rycroft and the crew jump up on the roof to see out the Space Shuttle Endeavor fly by.

KAT Catches The Endeavor The L.A.'s Voiceless Get The Shaft

Funny thing happened when I try to find the Endeavor shuttle while it flies over L.A. It is too bad the fly by/over excitement was a slight of hand media trick to avoid some bigger issues:
  1. Removing 400 Mature Trees
  2. The Tree Removal happened without citizens' approval
  3. The Tree Removal happened in a mostly Black Neighborhood
  4. Air quality is normally worse in vulnerable areas that house Blacks, Hispanics and people that aren't Rich
  5. As someone else put it, there is no way in Hell this would occurred in Beverly Hills
  6. Mature trees help filter the air
  7. The tree cutting will happened in a densely populated area with serious air quality challenges by LAX, Inglewood and Westchester
  8. The air quality in an already polluted area will drastically change without mature trees.
  9. Young trees don't filter as much carbon dioxide
  10. Trees help filter animal waste, pollution and house animals
  11. How will birds and bees and other animals be effected?
  12. Visually, the neighborhoods with the Tree Removal will aesthetically be changed for the worse
  13. The City and The California Science Center  promises to plant 4 times the number of trees but how long will that take
  14. The City and The California Science Center   promises to create jobs targeted for youths to replant and maintenance the Trees removed for the Endeavor Shuttle
  15. The California Science Center which will house the Shuttle Endeavor, has made a lot of promises - Will They Keep Them?
  16. They also promise to give out at least 10 Scholarships to youths in the community
Who knows what kind of timeline the City as well as The California Science Center is talking about? Who knows what kind of irreparable damage removing mature trees in a densely populated area will do at the same time?
You you think there would be some Scientists at the California Science Center that would be concerned about the environmental damage the massive mature Tree Removal will do to the area.
So although I was excited at the time watching the Space Shuttle Endeavor pass, the statement of "Fuck me, Fuck me!" might actually be accurate when talking about the larger crime of  massive Tree Removal in L.A.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sabrina Bryan, Louis Van Amstel and Mark Ballas

The DWTS All Stars Trio seen at rehearsals. Sabrina signs autographs while Louis waits for her to move her car and Mark takes a mini break...

Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson and Chelsie Hightower

In this clip you can see Chelsie Hightower's face in her driver side mirror as Derek chats with her and Shawn Johnson heads into rehearsal.

Alumni Louie Vito Visits DWTS

Team CHITO! Louie Vito visited DWTS All Stars to see best friend and future wifey Chelsie Hightower (please search my archives for videos of Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower). Anyway due to my busy schedule, I'm finally putting this video on my blog...

Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy HOT HOT HOT!

These two have so much chemistry both and talented with a sense of humor...

Gilles Marini Viva Americano!

Gilles Marini has to be one of the most likeable men I have ever met. Of course its not just me saying that. Anyone that has met Gilles says great things about him. All I have to say is that Mrs. Marini is in an enviable position. Her husband is HOT! I have so many great photos of Gilles that it is causing my ovaries to hurt. Here is a video of Gilles Marini saying how he is getting through rehearsals while injured...

Peta Murgatroyd Two Hot Men In Her Life

Peta Murgatroyd has two of the hottest men on DWTS history in her command right now. Lucky girl. LOL! Here is Peta with Mad Maksim... And Peta with her hot dance partner Gilles Marini...

Kirstie Alley Fan Favorite on DWTS All Stars

Kirstie Alley recently joined her fellow cast mates of CHEERS for their 30th Anniversary. Alley has been dancing up a storm with partner Maksim while getting some great exercise. She looks better and better everyday.

Director John Landis & Blocking History

Ran into Director John Landis on Hollywood Boulevard and after explaining why I was dressed up in a Dallas Cowboy outfit, I asked his opinion of the new owners of the Mann's Chinese Theater setting up a green screen and red carpet in order to sell tourists shots for $35 while they block some of the biggest names in Movie History. Christopher Dennis aka Superman gives additional information about the hand and footprints being blocked .

Apolo Ohno Asks The Questions

Many people don't get what I do. Sometimes I question doing what I love to do because being ripped off by photo agencies such as WENN and INF has not been easy and has caused great stress. However, I love the opportunity and the chance to photograph and chat with some of the greatest in the world at what they do. Maybe some of what they have rubs off on me. I love doing what I do even though it may not make dollars and sense sometimes. There is a bigger picture involved. In this clip Apolo Ohno asks what many people do...

Mad Maksim Returns

Maksim Chmerkovskiy keeps it interesting. Sometimes one meets someone who is a combination of a demanding ballet instructor, a military dictator, a tyrant stepfather and a football coach...

WTH? Helios Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower Voted Off DWTS All Stars

I've said it time and time again, DWTS is a popularity contest not just a dance show. Besides the grueling rehearsals, the producers expect the contestants/pros to actively promote the show 24/7. No matter how good you are, if you don't bring in the votes like a smiling politician, you won't last. That is the case with Helios Castroneves unfortunately two very bad things happened.
  1. Horrible Costume Error of a too long dress caused Helios to step on it.
  2. Helios Castroneves hasn't been in the news for doing anything too bad or too good.
Unfortunately, Castroneves just didn't have the fan base voting for him and Palin did.
Here are some clips of Helios & Chelsie:
Too bad these two deserved to be in the final 5.

Bristol Palin Proves "Life Isn't Fair!"

Hey, I've been so busy shooting photographs and videos as well as editing, plus working my other job that I've been too spent to update my blog. Until Now! Like the song says, "I'm only human...of flesh and blood I'm made." Imagine my surprise when I was informed that Bristol Palin with the help of Mark Ballas survived another week on DWTS All Stars. Bristol Palin proves several:

  • Like minded people help each other (by voting aka giving their support).
  • Sob stories work.
  • Being a white young single mother is OK if your privileged while your political mother speaks against Planned Parenthood and Sex Education to the masses.
  • One can be less talented at a position and still remain on the job
  • If you have a high profile family member who will sit in the audience at DWTS, you are more likely to stay on than if you don't.
  • Being famous for immature decisions and having no substantial talent if you are from a Privileged Class is an acceptable norm in these reality TV show times.
  • Getting plastic surgery, loosing weight and becoming like a "Stepford Wife" is a sure sign of joining the gang in Hollywood
  • The Producers of DWTS love to irritate the fans of show by having people like Bristol Palin and Chaz Bono on and on and on. They know that disliking someone causes an interesting reaction by talking about them which I'm unfortunately doing it.
  • Lastly, Palin proves without a doubt LIFE IS NOT FAIR!
I could go on but I have a ton of work to do. Here are a few video clips of Bristol Palin at DWTS All Stars Rehearsals.