Join me on You Tube

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

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.

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!!!!

Lately, I have been watching my “carb” intake instead of just “in-taking” carbs.  Ya’ now while I sometimes feel they are the Anti Christ, them carbohydrates – A lack there of sure does wreak havoc with a guys mood!  Me moody?  I know the notion sounds impossible to comprehend.   So when I got the opportunity to connect with my “uber” cool new TDCLHBFF or (Tree Dwelling Car Loving Hottie Best Friend For Ever) Scott Elrod I was concerned I would come off as a raging, nasty Blogger and heaven help us we have far too many of those already! Anywayyyyy

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The phone rang and the voice on the other end was a down to earth, wickedly funny guy who just happens to have been in one of my all time favorite shows Men In Trees ­starring Anne Heche.   As her “on again/off again” boyfriend “Cash” we certainly saw a lot of Scott, as he was strategically nearly naked in most of his scenes.   When I asked him why he appeared in a jockstrap so often he reminded me… “It was not quite a jockstrap as it was sorta’ missing the strap!”   Ah such a pity huh ladies?

So what makes Scott tick and what has he been up to?  An army brat, he was born in Germany…  His father, an F-16 pilot inspired in Scott a need for speed and a love for fast machines both flying and terrestrial… Not to mention while other dads were lovingly showing up for Career Day at school – Ya’ gotta’ admit Scott was scoring points with “Hi this is my father the fighter pilot!”

So a recap thus far-   Friendly, funny, cool dad and sexy as hell.   I could really learn to hate this guy except he is so damn nice!

With some really edgy, independent films on the horizon like Death and Cremation, Knife Point, and Hard Breakers- Scott is showing his acting chops and receiving rave reviews.   Not to mention The Baster with some “unknown” Jennifer Aniston…Has anybody heard of her?????

As is fast becoming an “On Demand” from readers here – Scott  was also willing to give up his quest for world peace long enough to offer me his “Wish List”

  1. A helicopter – specifically an Astar
  2. P-51 Mustang (to give to dad)
  3. A certain unnamed project to be funded

Sounds like a plan to me…

Of course how could I end an interview without a question that takes my irreverent style and gives it some creditability?   The choice was simple.  “Boxers or briefs?”   And to that a resounding “Oh definitely boxer briefs” – My kinda’ guy!   Well not in the biblical sense of course.

Thanks Scott and feel free to gimme’ a ride in that helicopter sometime soon.

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While I freely admit my ego is intact as I can look in the mirror and I am only marginally horrified by the guy looking back.  If you want to feel really “not young” REALLY fast…Watch, attend, read about – hell even discuss The Teen Choice Awards.   I have nothing against them, nothing against the Tweens, Teens and all points in between (kind of faboo in the name of word-play) but even if I took Botox intravenously, I would still have to face fact – I am not 17 any more.  So as I tweeted and sent off semi- random text on my oh – so fab u licious I Phone (that I had to sell my own mother to the gypsies and pay an early upgrade fee to have the honor of owning) I realized while I would not want to be 17 again… Cassidy Lehrman, my new HHANTLBFF or (Hip Happening and Now Technology Loving Best Friend Forever) of the HBO explosion Entourage – (Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) daughter) – reminds me that 17 is pretty cool – And if she is any indication of what the new generation of “Tinsel Town” will be? Ladies and Gentleman she has set the bar mighty high as both an actress and all around human being.

It was clear from the moment we spoke that Cassidy’s success was no happy accident as she has her head squarely set on her petite shoulders and her sites set on longevity rather than “flash in the pan success”.

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Here “bio” reads like one of her role on the Gilmore Girls

  1. Daughter to Hippee Parents
  2. Moved 17 times
  3. Studies Krav Maga (A form of Self Defense with Israeli roots)

And while she is a lovely young lady – She has already taken on the role of Journalist, Radio Host and Princess of the Universe (ok I added that one to make it a clean triplet) long before she would even consider being Prom Queen.  So when she decided at age 12 she wanted to be an Actress, it made sense to move the family to Los Angeles for Pilot Season as success was something Cassidy had taken on as both an art and science.

As the SELF proclaimed guru of all things Pop Culture, it is both my pleasure and my duty to know the 411 on my new BFF soooo I took great delight in sharing with her that her popularity rating according to the “powers that be” at IMBD was off the charts this week.  “Really?” was what I heard from the other end of the phone? Yuppers! 32% increase Bravo?  And what did she attest this to? And I quote… “hmmmm, dunno but really?”

I have to say with more than a single decade separating us in age I truly felt a connection to this spit fire and new HHANTLBFF (please refer to the above if you have forgotten).   When I asked her about her lack of ANY negative “buzz” her response was, well quite logical…”It’s just as easy to stay out of trouble as it is to get into to it…”   Ok I think we have found our next President.

So what is it like to be one of the hottest shows EVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVER?  Cassidy is not one to hold back… “Every time they call a wrap – I want to say – NOOOOO let’s keep going.  It is an amazing cast and crew a terrific script and I love every minute of it!”

With just a few more minutes together and a few more points to ponder we came to the “Wish List” – That moment when I double dog dare my “buddies” to step away from World Peace and a cure for all that plagues us and just be deliciously “selfish” (just for a moment RELAX!)

So Ms. Cassidy was more than willing to play along… What would she like?

  1. A Hover Craft (if ya’ don’t know look it up)
  2. I Phone 3-Gs (Yes! Slam Dunk)
  3. Smart Paper (Ok I did not know about this so I will help ya out – http://thecabal.org/gurps/rareitems/smart.html

And as for romance

  1. Single
  2. Looking
  3. Did I say looking?

Any young man would be very lucky and if I hear he is not treating her right…He will have to deal ME!

P.S.  Extra points to the guy who can drive a Hover Craft and knows a few things about  Smart Paper!

For for information please contact Michael Kaliski, Omniquest Media

In my world which is made up of blogging, celebrity buzz, Celebrity Life Coaching and the Tinsle of “La La Land” and beyond…Sometimes something comes across my radar that reminds me I have the best job in the world!

…In the pop culture sci-fi, offbeat musical Little Shop of Horrors, the Urchins (e.g, the small Greek Chorus) open the show singing –“Alarm goes off at seven and your start up- town, putting the eight-hours like you always do..oo…oo…oo…oo…oo”

Well my days are not exactly your traditional eight-hours and half the time I don’t know uptown from downtown let alone cross-town… So it is safe to say it can feel less than normal and even like I am…  (Achem – Segue)… living in the “Twilight Zone”

Yes TwilightTwilight the book, the movie, Twilight the – Justin Chon talks to me…Twilight! One more time just in case you got all wrapped up in the very mention of it T W I  L I G H T!

Annnwayyyy…I caught Justin after what sounded like a very long, very intense day as he had just finished an audition for nothing less than one of Shakespear’s classics.   Obviously this young man has some serious acting chops to even be considered for such a role.  But clearly I am not the first to take note of his talent.

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Insightful, introspective, humble and damn funny-Justin stood proudly by his days with Nickelodeon noting “not many of my fans may even remember me from that, but no matter it was fun and it is all part of the ride.”  He also noted that he had the worst luck with cell phones – of which I had no idea of what he was referring being that he only dropped my call three times.

Seriously, each time I interview a celeb I wonder just before we make the connection  what it will be like to delve into the life, love and all points in between? Justin made my job very easy as I felt like I was talking to an old friend.

Now while I am a HUGE fan, I freely admit I might not win every Twilight trivia contest knowing full well that those who are reading this have heard it, read it, seen it and know it from countless other interviews that dare I say “revist” much of the same material.

So my new BFF Justin or to be more exact my THWABHBFF or (Twilight Hottie With A Big Heart Best Friend Forever) yes the abbreviations are getting longer each time, was more than willing to leap over the fodder and cover some new territory.

First and foremost he is clearly a young man far beyond his 28 years, as he understands the path he has chosen is not an easy one and that in many ways he is paving the way for Korean Americans in the arts.   “I am not my parents generation and my kids will have even an easier time.  Right now the list of Korean American actors is a little short, but I know that will change and I hope in some small way I can be part of that change.”

It is nothing new in Tinsel town for celebs like Justin to show up at charity events to catch the publicity wave.  Instead, this guy does it quietly and for a cause many may not even be aware of.  Lupus, an autoimmune disease that nearly 80% of America has never heard of strikes women of child-bearing years (especially minority women) in numbers that are staggering.   Confusing the body, lupus leads to potential failure of all the vital organs as well as extreme joint pain and hypersensitivity to light.  Add to that our “lost boys” the 10 percent of men and young boys impacted by the disease and we have a big problem on our hands.

Justin to the rescue!  His support of the leading organization for lupus, the LRI (Lupus Research Institute) comes out of a desire to support a close friend who is living with the disease every day.   In our recent interview he shared that, “I care a lot about people who are suffering and when it hits close to home of course it makes me want to do even more. Lupus is certainly not one of those high profile diseases so even if I am only making a small difference, it is still a difference nonetheless.”

Now that is how the world needs to work!

Is he happy?  By all accounts and direct quotes “yes”.  Is this the last stop on a heck of a wild ride?  “ah no” (another direct quote)

When we did enter the “Twilight Zone” and discuss the movie’s phenomenal success- Chon was insightful as usual.  “Twilight has mass appeal because it speaks to universal truths…Life, love, loneliness and the ever magnetic pull of immortality.”  How does he feel about such a diverse fan base?  “I love my fans, they are considerate, gentle, caring and yeah it does nice things for the ego now and again…”  And who wouldn’t mind a little ego boost from time to time?

As the interview came to a close I was shocked to see nearly 30 minutes had passed.  Not only did it feel like no time at all, but in Justin’s whirlwind existence 30 minutes of HIS “downtime” is quite a precious gift.

With a promise for a “sequel” to this interview and a “stay cool bro” from Justin, it closed with just enough time left to confirm from the source

  1. Single
  2. Looking
  3. Employed

This guy is the Holy Grail ladies!

Thanks Justin you are truly a STAR…

NOTE:  That pic is a “never before seen”  YA saw it here folks so tell your friends to follow me @celebbuzzz