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March 26, 2010

I decided to take the plunge!   It ‘s me, a baseball cap, my favorite t-shirt and a webcam…Be afraid   Thank  G-d for my Uber fab friends who join me to chat.

http://www.youtube.com/user/celebbuzzz

Chit Chat

January 25, 2010

What an inspiring weekend!   While it is my sincere wish that none of us would need to deal with the realities in Haiti, it was a distinct honor to speak with George Clooney, MTV, Adrian Paul and a host of uber fabs who understand that to make a difference we are all one world and one “family”.

My prayers and my “goods” go out to the people of Haiti as each read of my articles at

http://www.examiner.com/x-24825-Miami-Pop-Culture-Examiner~y2010m1d22-Ashley-Jones–Bold-beautiful-and-not-afraid-to-Flash-Forward-with-True-Blood

are clocked on the counter and I will donate $1.   All you have to do is read and also remember to click the subscribe button so you get an email alert with each new interview!

You are uber fab so embrace it!

I don’t care what anyone says SHE defines uber fab!

In the wake of Haiti’s catastrophe, it is good to know that the “Material Girl” is still willing to share her good fortune. According to sources at Partners in Health, “Madonna has donated $250,000 to Partners in Health, which is a health care provider in Haiti. The singer stated, ‘we must act now,’ and is encouraging all her friends and fans to follow in her footsteps and donate whatever they can.

Many celebrities have shown overwhelming support for the survivors and their devastating loss which is further proof that Tinsel Town has some depth of character. While Madonna has long taken many fiery darts for her outspoken, aggressive stance on life, love, family and just about everything else; she has time and again been on the forefront of many important causes.

Photo Source:  Hollywood News

Did she front the 1 million bucks graciously donated by Hollywood’s royal couple, Brad and Angelina? Not quite, but it appears while “girls may come and girls may go…”  This “girl” is here to stay and leverage her fame and name for what is simply the right thing to do.

Taking Care of Business Source: TMZ

Hey my uber fabs check out my latest article here…  The King of Pop  is still taking care of his own

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-24825-Miami-Pop-Culture-Examiner~y2010m1d15-It-Takes-a-Village-or-Michael-Jacksons-Estate-to-Raise-a-Child#

Eat Me! The Second Course

December 9, 2009

How much can one man and his famous friends eat?  The uber famous are bottomless pits!   Check out the “New Arrivals”

BRB I am headin’  to the gym for round three!

…Lick Her?  I hardly even know her… (I love a bad joke) and I am head over spoon for the Silver Moon liqueur infused sorbets and ice creams… Personal favorite???? Yes indeed…Try them all with a special double slurp for Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Martini!  (www.silvermoondesserts.com)

When Paul Sorvino “welcomes me to the FAMILY”  Do I dare say no???   Did you know this uber fab actor/guy makes pasta sauce?   Well he does and hold the pasta and just serve me up a bowl of sauce!   Personal FAVE  Marinara or Vodka Sauce made with San Marzano Tomatoes!   I loved it and so did the entire front of mys shirt! (www.paulsorvinofoods.com)

Scharffen Berger chocolate… The folio box is sexy meets classy and what more can I say other then my BFF Julia Child calls herself one of their biggest fans.  I don’t mess with Julia!  You gotta try this dark and delicious goodie….NOW!!! (www.scharffenberger.com)

Gourmet pancakes anyone?   Get your own as I AM NOT SHARING!!!! The folks at Sweet Stacks dare you to “satisfy your craving…” and I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!  (www.sweetstacks.com)

Don’t know what to do with all those holiday cards after the holiday?   Not an issue for the goodies from sweet talk boutique cause’ the cards are EDIBLE!!!!  UBERRRRRRRRRRR FABBBBBBBB! (www.sweettalkboutique.com)

Holy COW!  The Dark Chocolate Peanut and Pecan Toffee from Holy City Chocolate is the best I have EVER had!!!! (www.holycitychocolate.com)

Antoine Amrani Chocolates wanted me to “Say excellence without saying a word…”  Does “YUMMMMMMMMMM” count?  AMMMMMMMMMMAZZZZZING!   (www.AAchocolates.com)

From 3025 Magazine Street to (www.shopsucre.com).  From breakfast to a midnight snack, Sucré is available to satisfy your sweet tooth. DO IT!   DO IT NOW!!!!

Well, I have recovered from my sugar toxicity as a result of my Halloween candy orgy and I realize it is high time I stop running from uber fab place to the next and check in.

Today, I was at THAT COFFEE place (the minute they donate to my charity of choice) I will name them here and a friend mentioned she loved the blog (aw shucks) but she wanted to hear more from the women folk that make “LA-LA” land so La –La – Luscious!   In retrospect this was a point well taken so please note….No favoritism here, I write as I encounter the uberlicious and as of late, they just happen  to be those manly men we love to love.

So after finishing my double Frappa-Rappa-Skinny-Minnie-Tai- Chi (or something like that), I got on the phone and had a lil’ chat with my BBSSWSNBFF (Bubbly, Beautiful, Sexy, Sassy, Witty, Smart, New Best, Friend Forever) Jessica Hall to talk the talk about her rising star status as on-air correspondent with the new daily E! Network program “THAT MORNING SHOW,” as well as being painfully funny working on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE.

So what’s a sexy, sultry “girl” doing at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles?  Quite a bit it seems as audiences LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE her and realize she far more than just another pretty face!

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As on-air personality and host of Playboy’s “Morning After” radio show alongside co-host, Brandie Moses, (Monday’s at 10am PST / 1pm EST to Playboy Radio Sirius & XM 99).  She is not afraid to speak her mind and does so with the same charm and grace she shared during our chat.

Loving her work in the “field” with E! She is the first to admit that “ making the leap from sexy pin up girl to mainstream newsie is not the norm…”  Clearly Ms. Jessica is more than meets they eye, but no doubt she is eye candy and why hide that fact (as if she could).

Managed by Ray Manzella who was the man behind Vanna White, Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy’s stardom, Jessica is delightfully humble but clearly a woman who understands the business.

“I don’t want to be known as the pretty girl!  Does it open doors?  Yessssss, but they quickly close if you can’t spell your own name without help…”

Name spelling is not an issue for this fierce and fabulicious woman who is using her beauty and talent to raise money and awareness for important causes including Breast Cancer.

Not ever being mistaken as a “Chick Magnet” I finished our conversation feeling remarkable manly… Now if Jessica can do that to me????  Ms. Hall you posses powers beyond even YOUR wildest imagination!

Today I took a kickboxing class.   I have enjoyed many flavors of exercise in my day but have always kept my distance from kickboxing and now I know why…Kickboxing = “kick and kick and kick until they carry me away in a pine box.”   The Nazi, I mean instructor who left my hip-flexors somewhere in the far corner of the room was ruthless and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

After crawling back home and inserting two hip replacements from the kit I had ordered from Ebay I felt good as new and enjoyed a little chit-chat with my new BBLHHATMUFMBFF or (Bulgarian Bruce Lee Hybrid Hottie Actor Taekwondo Master Uber Fab Model Best Friend Forever.) Anton Kasabov!

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With nearly 20 years as a Taekwondo expert Anton admitted it was hardly a traditional dream for a Bulgarian “lad” but after seeing a Bruce Lee movie at age 8 he was hooked.  Clearly, this was not a guy who cared very much for the status quo.   “I just don’t play by the rules, never have never will and sometimes family and friends don’t quiet get it…But in time they understand and see it is important to me!”

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With next to no body fat (hating him!) and a desire to try and gain   weight (hating him more) his endearing personality made me feel as if I was the only thing that mattered during this busy man’s life.   Kasabov is no stranger to Tinsel Town or the big screen – sharing some celluloid with Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 3 and also showing what he was made of in Tekken based on the randomly Fab video game.

Does he want to be a Movie Star?   Hmmm surely not in the traditional sense and he is the first one to explain he is “not out to reinvent the wheel”.  With so many talents and unnerving good-looks he is now seriously studying acting and proud of his new indie short The Way of the Tiger

I have the pleasure to speak to some remarkable people and each moves me in his/her own way…Anton was no exception as I felt I was in the “presence” of someone real, someone exciting and someone cutting-edge and on the edge of something extraordinary.

Anton, you reminded me everything is possible and rules are for other people!  Bravo and thank you…

Take a look at this guy and visit him at www.antonkasabov.com he is rare, wonderful and yes a heapin’, heapin’ of eye candy!

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I often open with a pithy little introduction hoping to connect my random life with the remarkable people I have the pleasure of speaking with.   Today I am not feeling overwhelmingly pithy but rather more like a guy with an opportunity to introduce the blog o sphere to one of my favorite places I call “home”…Miami

But of course I would be nothing if I did not do it with the help of a Tour Guide extraordinaire  – The enigmatic Elaine Lancaster – according to “legend”, fate and a bit of irony brought her to us in a way as is usually spun from a good tale, novel and/or novella…  As “on the very day fashion icon Gianni Versace was murdered in front of his Ocean Drive mansion—July 15, 1997—James Davis awoke to his first morning on South Beach after relocating here from Dallas. There was a cruel irony in their shared twists of fate, because Davis—much better known today as drag diva Elaine Lancaster—had moved to South Beach because of Versace. I had been a fashion model in Milan for a while and I got to know the whole Versace family,” says the six-foot, two-inch, blond-haired, blue-eyed Davis.” “So, I moved to Miami to be close to the Versaces and all of that energy….”

Photo by: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.howardaustinfeld.com

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But this is not about a life half lived by any means, as it is James Davis-as-Elaine Lancaster that manifests the same transformational and creative genius that Gianni Versace gave to us and left as his gift to South Beach. Moreover, it is witness to Davis’s tenacious will that he did not simply turn his back on his newly found home when his idol was viciously murdered on the steps of his beachfront mansion.

In a recent interview I had the pleasure and priveledge of being privy to some remarkable insights from what I consider to be an “old soul” with legs for days!!!

So when I asked… “Would you mind playing cosmic tour guide and goddess of the Universe for me…?  The answer was a resounding  – “YES”

Why Miami? What makes Miami tick? You have lived and worked everywhere why make Miami your home?

“I have been fortunate in so many ways in my life, and after living in various cities in the United States, as well as Europe, I found myself wanting to live in Florida. I visited Key West for 3 months and thought that might be a great little cove to call home but it was way too small and after a few months I knew I could never live there full time.

I moved to Miami Beach July 15, 1997 to be close to Gianni Versace as I became friends with him and his brother in law, Paul Beck in Milan where I was living prior. Ironically, that was the same day he was gunned downed and killed on the front steps of his home. So in almost an instant my aspirations had taken a new direction. I have always loved the spotlight and making people enjoy themselves, so I brought Elaine Lancaster to life and what a life it has been for me so far. No matter where in the world I go or who is in the room from Presidents to A List Celebrities, when Elaine walks in the room it becomes hers at least for a while. I feel it and it is a very powerful thing. I never created Elaine to be mean or nasty, but rather to uplift, inspire and hopefully educate people about people. It is so much easier to affect change through humor than from standing on a soap box preaching.”

You want to be respected in life? Then learn to respect others.

Where are we in the world REALLY? You have a rare opportunity to see the “state of the union” as a performer as (excuse if this is not how you see yourself) a gay man, as a comedian, social satirist and in some ways from a female perspective as you have studied the female to perfect your art.

“Elaine Lancaster is a character that I create as a profession. I do not live the life nor would I ever want to. The life of Elaine is too demanding and she is wanted to be everything to everybody. I love the duplicity of being able to wash it all off and be me. I am extremely lucky to be a gay man who is completely at ease with my sexual orientation.  I know what makes a man a man. It has nothing to do with ones physicality. I also know what it is like to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes…. LITERALLY.  I know that this is a man’s world and always will be, but I also know what strong, amazing creatures women are. They are the givers of life and I am happy to see men in America becoming aware of their emotional side and allowing themselves to feel and respond to those feelings. Not just Gay men, but all men.   It gives me such hope for our culture.”

Tell us a secret – Something we don’t know about you but now we will.

“I do live an intriguing life that has been completely by my own design. It is not something one can buy, study to become, or even pray to have. One must be born with the energy and zest for loving life or else one would tire quickly or would never be successful. My JOB is flashy, superficial in appearance, self- So I can live a life that seems like complete and utter surface, but the man behind the woman is anything but.  absorbed, simplistic, oversimplified, flimsy, empty, trivial, surface, skin-deep, two-dimensional, frivolous, foolish, silly, BUT my life is not….

I pride myself on being college educated.  I have traveled to most of the worlds capitals and have a true love and desire to learn about people from around the world. I have raised 20 million dollars for various charities within the past 10 years and received Proclamations from Miami Beach and Dallas, Texas declaring Elaine Lancaster Days.

Elaine is an Actor, singer, style icon, DJ, Entertainer, Costume Designer, Booker, Agent, writer, Columnist for the Glossy, Miami Monthly Magazine and guest writer for the Miami Herald.

On a personal note, I am most happy with the family I have, and the few, but true friendships I have maintained over the years, since they are the ones who love me regardless of who I may be to the world. I am also a friend to the friendless and try to be there for those who have no one to lend them a hand. Although I have learned through the years one must take care of themselves first and foremost.”

Nope not feeling very pithy today, but feeling rather awed and inspired… Thank you Elaine.  I simply don’t know what else to say…

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and Elaine at

http://www.misselainelancaster.com

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www.facebook.com/elaine.lancaster

Fan Page on Facebook is: Friends of Elaine Lancaster

http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.miamimonthlymagazine.com

Just got these NEVER BEFORE SEEN photos of “Kev”.  You asked for them and here ya go!   Many thanks to my sources and to the unbelievably talented photographer

Ash Gupta  www.studio838.com


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