Saturday, December 29, 2012

Struck By Lightning Premiere

Start off the New Year with a movie premiere! Chris Colfer's Struck by Lightning is having a red carpet premiere in Hollywood on 1/6/2013. Dress to impress!  

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Demonstrating that life is what happens while you're busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson), and a home life that includes a mother who's more interested in the bottle than her son's future and an estranged father who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancee.


Monday, November 19, 2012

PettyFest West

The Petty Fest is a festival, of collaborating musicians/artists/performers, celebrating the music of Tom Petty. Made possible with a sponsorship by Jameson Whiskey (The Best Fest), all ticket proceeds go to the Sweet Relief  Musicians Fund. The NYC event made its way to Los Angeles for the first time; calling its west coast debut, "Petty Fest West." To support the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Petty Fest West and Sweet Relief  had limited edition PettyFest event posters available for ever donation of $20 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Unfortunately Tom Petty wasn't at the fest but a lot of amazing people were. The Cabin Down Below Band rocked the night away, with a 24 song set. Many guests joined the stage throughout the night. I think the MVP of the night goes to Johnny Depp; he played guitar on a few songs. I thought it was a major tribute to Tom Petty; JD played, "Eddie," in the Into The Great Wide Open music video.

The event was so much fun! It was a giant party, with unlimited Jameson; a big jam out session with amazing artists. Actors/Singers: Justin Bartha, Mae Whitman, Landon Pigg, Sarah Silverman, and Har Mar Superstar were some of the guests that sang on stage.


I knew most of the performing guests and for the ones I didn't know, they now have a new admirer. Most likely I'm missing some but these are the guests I gathered: Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Albert, Nick & Fab (The Strokes), Jared Followill (Kings of Leon), Nicole Atkins, Rodrigo Amarante (Little Joy), Butch Walker, Cory Chisel, members of Eagles of Death Metal, Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), Ryan Miller (Guster), Jesse Malin, Karen Elson, and some.  

Many familiar faces scattered throughout the theater. I saw several actors and I smiled at them. I was buzzing it, thanks to Jameson, so I was just smiling at everybody.
There is a great review of Wednesday's show, that pretty much sums up the night I attended (minus kesha), on The Hollywood Reporter's website, which is where I got the set list from. I don't know if the set lists from both nights were identical but this seems about right, give or take a guest.

Don't Do Me Like That (feat. Har Mar Superstar)
The Waiting (feat. Harper Simon, Jenny O on harmonies)
Wreck Me (feat. Jesse Malin)
Into the Great Wide Open (feat. Justin Bartha)
Learning to Fly (feat Landon Pigg, Mae Whitman)
Running Down A Dream (feat. Brian O'Connor and Dave Catching of Eagles of Death Metal, Austin Scaggs)
Time to Move On (feat. Jenny O)
Yer So Bad (feat. Adriel Denae)
Breakdown (feat. Butch Walker)
Don't Come Around Here No More (feat. Sarah Silverman)
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (feat. Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar)
I Won't Back Down (feat. Rodrigo Amarante, Matt Sorum)
Refugee (feat. Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Matt Sorum)
Wildflowers (feat. Ryan Miller of Guster)
You Don't Know How It Feels (feat. Fabrizio Moretti, Cory Chisel, Ryan Miller)
Anything That's Rock And Roll (feat. Pat Carney of Black Keys)
Mary Jane's Last Dance (feat. Johnny Depp, Kesha, Nicole Atkins, Adriel Denae)
Here Comes My Girl (feat. Jared Followill of Kings of Leon)
It's Good to Be King (feat. Adam Busch, Johnny Depp)
I Need to Know (feat. Albert Hammond Jr., Johnny Depp)
Honey Bee (feat. Nick Valensi, Johnny Depp)
American Girl (feat. Nick Valensi, Fabrizio Moretti, Johnny Depp)
Handle With Care (feat. Cory Chisel, Nicole Atkins)
Free Fallin' (feat. Nicole Atkins and all) Twitter: @THRMusic

  Recap of Petty Fest West from L.A. Magazine.

Click here for more photos of PettyFest West 11/15 at The El Rey.

Friday, August 10, 2012

GLEE Recipes! Gleek Snacks!

  Celebrate BACK TO SCHOOL with recipes from Glee!

Glee Lunch Cookbook

The Complete Third Season of Glee Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 14th
 It’s time to pack those school lunches for your little gleeks using these easy recipes provided by the cast of Glee!
Emma’s Crustless Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
·      12 slices of bread
·      Peanut butter
·      Fruit jelly or preserves of your choice
1.     Toast 4 of the bread slices. These pieces will be used in the center of the sandwiches.
2.     After cooling, spread both sides of one center slice with peanut butter.
3.     Spread jelly or preserves on one side of the remaining non-toasted slices.
4.     Place two of the jellied slices on each side of the peanut butter slices. Repeat for each sandwich.
5.     Carefully cut off the crusts of all four sides of each sandwich.
6.     Cut each sandwich diagonally and serve.

Mercedes’ Tots
·      8 medium potatoes, peeled
·      4 tablespoons flour
·      ½ tsp. pepper
·      1 tsp. salt
·      Canola Oil
1.     Using a grater, finely shred the potatoes.
2.     Stir in flour, salt and pepper.
3.     Heat enough oil to come up the sides the bottom of a deep fryer or pot.
4.     Form the potato mix into small balls and drop into oil.
5.     Fry till slightly golden.
6.     Drain tots onto paper towels.
7.     Season with salt and pepper. Ready to serve.

Finn’s Grilled Cheesus
·      8 slices white bread
·      4 slices cheddar cheese
·      3 tablespoons butter
1.     Preheat a skillet or grill pan over medium heat
2.     Butter one side of a slice of bread and place facing down onto skillet.
3.     Add 1 slice of cheese.
4.     Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter side facing up on top of sandwich
5.     Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted.
Dessert: Rachel Berry Cheesecake
·      1 graham cracker pie crust
·      1 8 oz. cream cheese package
·      1 cup sugar
·      1 tsp. vanilla extract
·      1 cup whipped cream
·      3 cups fresh berries
·      1 cup strawberry jelly
1.     Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and whipped cream in a mixer.
2.     Add in the berries and mix until smooth.
3.     Spoon mix into pie crust.
4.     Chill in fridge until set.
5.     Melt the strawberry jelly in a saucepan until smooth. Mix in fresh berries and top jelly mixture onto cake.

Monday, August 6, 2012

VIDEO: General Mills Anti-Gay Protest Goes Awry As Man Lights Lawn On Fire

Video footage of a gay rights opponent's protest gone awry is going viral in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere.
Originally reported by Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper, the clip shows an unidentified man attempting to light a box of Cheerios cereal on fire in protest of General Mills' proclaimed pro-marriage equality stance.
"One out of every eight boxes of cereal in this country is Cheerios," the man states. "This is really the treat now for the homosexuals! And this is our protest of General Mills, because they're advocating same-sex marriages. So we are gonna torch some cereal!"
Things don't go exactly according to plan, however, as the fire quickly spreads to the lawn below as the man struggles to extinguish it.
Meanwhile, the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) recently launched a "Dump General Mills" campaign. "Your decision to pander to same-sex marriage activists has forced me to choose between your food products and my conscience," a petition, which has so far drawn over 24,000 signatures, states. "As long as food is produced by other companies my conscience is going to win out over the desire for another bowl of Lucky Charms."

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Jane Lynch Says ‘Fuck Chick-Fil-A'

Jane Lynch kicked off the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne with a jab at America’s favorite anti-gay chicken sandwich joint on Saturday, and the crowd definitely approved. Before introducing the evening’s honoree, Roseanne Barr, Lynch took a few quick jabs at the assembled roasters, which included Carrie Fisher, Katey Sagal and Ellen Barkin among others. Lynch quipped of the woman-heavy dais, "This show is serving up more old spoiled hens than a Chick-Fil-A. Oh, that reminds me... Fuck Chick-Fil-A. " Judging from the riotous laughter and applause the joke received, there were few Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day attendees in the audience. Lynch, serving as Roast Master for the evening in her first-ever roast appearance, married her partner Dr. Lara Embry in 2010, and she detailed her story of coming out in the 2011 memoir Happy Accidents. The comedic actress was, of course, not the only roaster to take aim at a current controversy; Jeffrey Ross, who is referred to as the Roastmaster General and has his own roast-themed show The Burn debuting on Comedy Central on August 14, arrived on the red carpet dressed as Joe Paterno. The comedian explained that if the outfit offended anyone "They can do what Joe Paterno did – look the other way.” The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne airs August 12 at 10 p.m. ET.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote. Cooper's sexuality has long been something of an open secret, but he has never publicly confirmed it. Read the full email here. source

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Katy Perry - PARTy OF ME

If you are in the Hollywood area this Friday 6/29/12, come and join the Katy Perry PART OF ME Party at the SEPHORA at Hollywood & Highland.