Huge premiere last night of Thor: The Dark World at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. Headlined by the Hemsworth brothers, Chris and Liam, also in attendance were Stan Lee, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Alexander, Jeremy Renner, Kat Dennings, Zachary Levi, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, and many others. Although Natalie Portman was not around, it was still a great night seeing all the stars in once place.
Live stream of this event can be seen here: http://movies.yahoo.com/thor-live/
All photos can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/gerryvillaroman
I’m a very big fan of Johnny Depp. To me, he is the epitome of coolness in Hollywood. I probably won’t be able to explain well on why I think that way but maybe I could say it’s because he is very, very… Johnny Depp. See, I told you I won’t be able to. But really, Johnny Depp in itself is an adjective that is synonymous to “cool.” I’ve seen many of his films and I got so amazed on how he portrayed characters such as the very well known Cap’n Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, The Mad Hatter, and Edward Scissorhands. These are very different characters yet you can easily distinguish their personalities from one another, apart from the costumes of course. I’ve also seen him on the original TV series 21 Jump Street (just re-runs, as I was just a toddler during the time it was on air) and apart from his extreme good looks I also took notice on how good an actor he was already back then.
I’ve wanted to meet him in person ever since I was a kid. He’s one of my three super idols (together with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise) and I said to myself that someday, I will kiss them all on the lips. Just kidding, I’m a straight male. Not coming out at least in the next three weeks. Ha. In high school, somebody told me while we were on a school dance that I look exactly like Johnny Depp and that’s when my fascination with him really started. I kept checking on the mirror and damn, she was spot on. I really looked like him! Just kidding. She never said that. She did tell me I looked like Johnny though. Johnny Bravo. Anyways, it’s not unusual for a young kid to idolize him. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl came out when I was in my freshman year in college and boy was I hooked! It was so good it went straight to my favorite movies of all time list.
Living in LA and being a frequent visitor of Hollywood Blvd, I always see those guys in costumes. My favorite is of course, Cap’n Jack Sparrow! He doesn’t look like Johnny but he does make a good Cap’n Jack. He also has a cute girl who is portraying Angelica walking around with him every time. There’s also one guy who doesn’t dress up as a Johnny Depp character but instead, Johnny Depp himself, wearing casual clothes. It’s cool to have pictures with these guys but just as I want my Levi’s jeans to be original, I want my Johnny Depp to be real!
And so I went to the premiere of Dark Shadows with only one intention in mind: see my super idol and hope to get a picture with him!
As expected, there were so many people in there waiting for him. I got into a bad spot, far away from the spot where they drop the celebrities off, that I felt a little down that I wasn’t gonna be able to see him up close. It was okay, I said to myself, as long as I get a glimpse of him. The cast of the movie arrived one by one.
I saw Michelle Pfeiffer from afar. Oh damn. She was too far.
I saw Bella Heathcote.
And I saw a couple other actors whose names I didn’t know.
Then there was Tim Burton.
It was so nice to see him! He’s collaborated with Johnny so many times (Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) it’s impossible mentioning one’s name without the other.
And then it was time for Johnny to arrive. I saw him from afar like the rest. He’s signing for some people from way over the other side, and he’s the size of a peanut on my camera. Oh well, I wasn’t that hard to satisfy. I stepped on the same street as my idol at least for a fraction amount of time and I was happy for that. I was ready to go home to tell this tale to the world but then I noticed something. Johnny Depp has gotten closer and closer! It seemed like he was gonna come to our side after all!
Of course, I want to share my experience with you guys. Enough of the talk. Here’s the moment of all moments, the moment when a super fan finally meets his idol!
I can’t believe it! The fact that I was already convinced that I was only gonna see him from afar but instead we got inches away from each other made it even more spectacular! We got so close I was able to literally feel his breath come out of his nose haha! I stayed a man after that encounter though I gotta admit I was a hair strand away from becoming a Jennifer. Yeah I kinda prepared a girl name for myself just in case.
It was a day I will never forget. Oh Johnny. You da man, man.
I would still like to see him again someday, perhaps in France where he lives and talk to him in straight French. A bientôt!
I wanted to call this the “Trouble With The Curve Red Carpet Premiere”, but then it wasn’t a red carpet that was laying there. Instead, it’s green to match the color of a baseball field. This film revolves around baseball after all. Cool, isn’t it?
Today we’re at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood. It’s my first time here so I gotta look around first to see which area is the best spot for shooting. There are less people here compared to the premieres held at Grauman’s Theater, mainly because Grauman’s Theater is right in the heart of Hollywood where tourists are all over. This place is a little farther west (ahh so that’s why it’s called “Westwood”?!) This theater is near UCLA as well so if you’re a Bruin this place is no stranger to you. I see a pretty good spot in the middle. Okay ready to go.
First to arrive… John Goodman.
He’s been in so many movies and TV shows but the one that’s really printed on my mind was his role as Fred Flinstone on The Flintstones. I loved that when I was a kid. It’s nice to see Fred here! Yabba dabba doo!!!
Right after Fred… I mean John Goodman is the living legend and the star of the movie, Mr. Clint Eastwood.
Now I can tell my dad and all my uncles and grandpas that I saw Dirty Harry in person. I got street creds with the elderly mwahaha.
Clint waves and smiles to the people waiting but doesn’t walk towards the crowd to sign autographs and take pictures with them which, to me, is totally fine. The man’s been on the scene forever, he’s in his 80’s and still working, let him decide whatever he wants to do. He’s the law. He IS Clint Eastwood. To everyone who’s waiting for an autograph, I know you’re disappointed but don’t fret. Seeing him in person is already a big honor.
I myself wanted a picture with Clint, even if it’s like this…
Or maybe not haha. That’s from the movie How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, by the way (I LOVE Simon Pegg!)
He’s on an Escalade…
And he’s bringing Sexyback…
Sir Justin Timberlake!!!
He’s a really nice guy! He signs for everyone in the crowd. Doesn’t take pictures though, perhaps to speed things up. I gotta say, this man’s got a lot of sex appeal!
And here’s a little video…
Now we have an Olympic gold medalist with us, swimmer Tyler Clary.
Looking stunning in her red dress is Amy Adams.
Doesn’t look very comfortable though. You want me to cut it for you, Amy?!
We saw Fred Flintstone a while ago, now we see Shaggy from Scooby Doo! Matthew Lillard!
It’s a YABBA DABBA SCOOBY DOOBY DOO day!!!
Uhh, Matthew, are you signing with your hand and with your mouth at the same time?!
Abadee abadee abadee a that’s all folks! See you again on the next red carpet premiere!
One of the most exciting days of my life, seeing Scarlett Johansson upclose and personal as she receives the 2,470th Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood Blvd.
I arrived there around 8:00 am and there were already quite a few people waiting. It was drizzling, looked like it wasn’t gonna be the best day for doing a star ceremony. I saw the men working on the star, which was located right in front of Madame Tussauds.
Thankfully, the drizzle stopped. After the workers finished with the star, they started putting up the stage and the railings for the event. These guys seem to have been doing it for the longest time coz they’re very good at it, finishing in just a few minutes. We were then all allowed to finally pick our spots. It was still pretty early so we spent the time chit chatting with one another, doing whatever things that could put us away from boredom. Scarlett’s a very special lady, and none of us really minded waiting for her even if it took several hours. Even Captain America was willing to stand in there for a long time.
He sacrificed the safety of America just to see Scarlett. He also ate a little too many cheeseburgers while waiting.
The paparazzi arrived and the tension built. We’re SO ready to finally see our favorite Hollywood girl!
Uhm guys, don’t you think you’re setting up the camera a little too low? Upskirt shots are supposed to be done discretely, you know.
And after much anticipation, Scarlett arrived, she was very stunning, Like a goddess walking amongst men!
The ceremony started at 11:30. The day looked so beautiful, so much different from how it looked just a while ago. It’s the Scarlett Effect. Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stepped up on stage to introduce Scarlett.
While he’s doing this, I fainted coz her beauty was way too much for me to handle. The ceremony was halted for a bit as there was a need to call for paramedics. Oops, sorry for the scene. Scarlett approached the mike and said there was no need for one, then she ran towards me, knelt and gave me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
And then I woke up. Gosh.
Her guest speaker was Jeremy Renner, who co-starred with her in The Avengers, together with Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo. If you still haven’t watched it by now, I feel sorry for you!
Here’s the full speech recorded by a buddy of mine. He made us laugh!
It was really cute when they locked eyes…
They had a big warm hug after his speech.
Then Scarlett got off the stage to hug me too. Not.
A little kiss…
And then it was the woman of the hour’s time to give her speech…
Yep, it’s on an index card. Don’t throw that away Scarlett, we’re gonna auction that haha!
And here’s the speech in full:
She got a bit emotional. I wish I could hug her during that time. I wish I could hug her all the time. Don’t we all?!
Two things that really caught my eye as she was giving her speech:
1. Her wrist tattoo. I thought it was a crucifix from afar but it wasn’t… what is it?!
2. Her lovely red shoes that matches her beautiful red lips that matches the elegant red carpet.
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
After the speech, she was given this certificate from the city of Los Angeles, declaring this day as Scarlett Johansson Day in Hollywood!
The new walk of fame star is finally revealed!!! Woohoo! Well, I saw it this morning already, but this time, it’s official! Wohoo!
I saw another tattoo in her forearm, it’s a colorful one, looked to me like a sunrise scene…
It was a really great day! Congratulations to Scarlett and hoping to see more of you on the big screen!!!
This one’s being held at the Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live, this venue is smaller than Grauman’s theater and is less known to the public. That means there are less people going to the events held here and therefore better chances for a fan to get pictures and autographs with his/her favorite celebrity. And’ that’s why I love this place! They hold gala premieres here every now and then, and I invite you all to come experience it with us sometime.
Before we get started, let’s clean the red carpet first. There might still be some dog fur in there. My pet husky has been shedding lately…
I think it’s clean now. Alright I’m kinda in a hurry, let’s go straight to the arrivals. Celebs, come on over!
First up, Anna Kendrick.
I love this girl. She looks really sweet and charming. I’ve been seeing her a lot of times lately, it gives the illusion that we’re close friends now even if she doesn’t even know me haha.
She signs and interacts with everyone in the crowd. Thank you, Anna!
Arriving right after Anna is the star of the show, Jake Gyllenhaal!
And he goes straight to the fans. Here he is as if saying with his eyes, “okayyyy…”
Jake’s really nice, signing and taking pictures with everyone. He’s also noticeably grizzly now, I thought I’d see him with a shaved head like in the movie trailer. Expecting bald and seeing super hairy. It’s a bit surprising haha.
Cody Horn is next. I’ve only seen her on film once before, and that was on Magic Mike which also happens to have premiered here in this exact place!
She’s so gorgeous in person!
Michael Peña arrives shortly after Cody. Guess what? He will be having a starring role as Cesar E. Chavez in the upcoming movie, Chavez.
There’s a limo coming!
But you know what’s more amazing? It’s the blue streaks of light that I’m getting from my camera. I don’t know how that’s happening there are no blue lights there. Can somebody explain that to me? Any photographers out there? Physicists? Chemists? Astronauts?
It’s Joe Maganiello! He’s appeared in a lot of movies and TV series but he’s most famous for his works on True Blood. He also appeared on Magic Mike as Big Dick Richie. I got stuck with that name so I think I’ll always call him Big Dick Richie haha.
He’s so tall and buff it would be hard not to nice him even if he’s not an actor!
Remember Steven Hyde from That 70’s show? He’s here! Danny Masterson! He’s also appearing now on the new TV series, Men At Work.
I miss that show. That 70’s Show…
That’s Frank Grillo. He appeared on movies such as Warrior, The Grey, and Minority Report. He’s the last one to arrive for the night.
There ya go folks. Please watch End of Watch, on theaters September 21, 2012.
I’m going home now. Bye guys!
Wait! Hold on! Someone’s coming!
I see a Rolls Royce…
And it has a convoy… a Bentley! This must be someone big!
But who could that be? The main actors are already inside…
It’s 50 Cent!!! AAAHHH!!! Blast the speakers up!
Such a fun night. I’ll see you again on the next red carpet event, folks!
Remakes always draw comparison to the original no matter how producers try to avoid it, I still haven’t watched this so I can’t say much just yet. For now, let’s compare the trailers…
1990 TRAILER WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
2012 TRAILER WITH COLLIN FARRELL
I kinda choose the original over the remake (as in most of the time) and I’m an Arnold fan so I’ve made my decision, a biased one haha. What’s yours? The new one’s still pretty cool though.
Alright let’s get started. Smile guys, you’re on camera!
You’re gonna be on TV tomorrow!
The celebs aren’t here yet. Let’s spot some interesting stuff. Let me see what my camera finds… aah that’s a nice one…
It’s a Stormtrooper! Wait, what? What is this, Star Wars? I see three of these guys here. Maybe the soldiers on this film look like them.
Let’s look for something more…
Yeah. That fits better. Colin Farrell’s picture ready to be signed. That guy holding it is probably gonna sell it later haha.
Here we go, celebrity arrivals…
Wave to fans, sign autographs, then go straight to the press for the interviews…
John Cho is here! He’s very well known from the Harold and Kumar films but if you remember, he’s also from American Pie, one half of the guys who introduced us to the term, “MILF”!!! MILF! MILF! MILF! And like the rest of the cast, he’s back for American Reunion. Today he’s here for Total Recall of course, but I just feel like shouting “MILF! MILF! MILF!!!”
I’ve seen John before but I didn’t get a good shot, now here’s my chance! Here he is being interviewed by Renee Bargh of Extra!
Bryan Cranston also stops by. He’s most well known for his roles is Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad.
Here comes the beautiful Kate Beckinsale being escorted by husband and executive producer/director of the film, Len Wiseman.
By the way, I just watched Much Ado About Nothing a couple of days ago. She’s so cute there! And I didn’t realize she was Hero until after I saw the film credits. Okay back to present time… she looks so lovely in that beautiful long gown!
And for all you folks, this is how you take a celebrity photo with style!
Another beautiful lady has arrived, no other than Jessica Biel…
I’m not very much into fashion but that gown just looks a bit weird from behind. What do you think?
Is that the one Justin Timberlake gave her? I wish I could get a close up shot of her ring.
Let’s have some more of Kate…
Wait a minute, I can sense an overflowing of coolness in the house… could that be… Aaaah!!! It’s the Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne!!!
Wow I didn’t expect that. That’s what I love about movie premieres, there are always surprises. It’s actually a family night out, according to this:
Sometimes I feel like I should really make a Twitter account already.
And now the man of the hour, Colin Farrell!
*Mwah* to everyone!!!
I really hope this movie turns out to be great. I’m highly skeptical, but I hope for the best. Anyways, tonight I’m just happy seeing the stars of the film, especially the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale. I love you Kate! And Jessica Biel as well. I love you too Jessica!
That’s it for tonight folks. But before I go, let’s have one more of Jessica Biel…
Oh she’s busy reading, let’s not disturb her haha. Goodnight and see you guys again soon on the next Red Carpet Premiere!
Marty Huggins VS Cam Brady
Please vote wisely.
This is one of my favorite premieres. They made the place look like there’s a real campaign going on!
And I got a free T-Shirt!
I got the Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) one so… I I know now who to vote for! Go Brady!!! But right away I also get a cardboard cut out of Marty Huggins’ (Zach Galifianakis) face so I’m confused again. This is election is going down the wire!
Arrivals are now starting…
And this woman’s clothes matches her skin color… gurrll are you naked?! She’s gonna walk the red carpet in style! Wearing only a blazer, a belt and high heels haha.
Double checking, nope she’s not naked. Okay moving on…
Randall D. Cunningham is here. Named like a quarterback! Doesn’t look like an NFL prospect though. Hmm. Ah this is the kid that plays Will Ferrell’s son in the movie.
The next one’s very surprising. I never thought I’d see her here, but I ‘m seeing her now! It’s Brooke Shields! It’s so cute that she’s taking a video of the crowd. It’s heart-warming, like we’re getting the feeling we’re special. Or something like that…
Ahh She’s waving at us! I’ll never forget the day Brooke Shields waved at us!
And here’s Thomas Middleditch. He’s a funny one! Before going towards the crowd, he dances around first while toying with his Sharpie, as if telling the crowd…
…”OOOOHHH YEAHHH I got a Sharpie!”
At this point I got free passes to the movie… Woohoo! Am I lucky or what?!
Well, apparently not. My fat camera isn’t allowed inside. Sometimes it’s easy to sneak it in, sometimes not. Oh well. I’ll keep shooting here, no worries.
Here comes Zach Galifianakis!
AHHH SO MUCH NOISE!!! The crowd’s getting wild for Mr. Marty Huggins! Seems to me like he’s gonna be the new congressman!
And his opponent, on the red corner, Mr. Cam Brady… Will Ferrell!
And here’s a short video of them signing for the fans. Listen to the fans scream!
That’s it for now folks.
Exercise your right to vote!
Who will win?!
We’ll soon find out.
See you again on the next red carpet event!
“Fact is, the law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonight.” -Dallas
Alright, alright, alright, alright. Are you ready for this, ladies?! Let’s have some strippers in the house!!! Well, no stripping here right now, really. But these men will be playing strippers in this upcoming movie, “Magic Mike.” The film is part of the LA Film Festival and the red carpet premiere is held at the Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live.
You may watch the trailer here.
More and more fans gather to meet their favorite strippers. I mean actors haha. But first, a trivia (though I guess you already knew this even before I did). Did you know that Channing Tatum used to be a stripper and that this film is loosely based on his personal life? Yeah! That’s right! They kinda say it a lot when doing promos for this movie so yup you already know it. Alright moving on… here are some ladies waiting to get a glance of the cute boys…
As the place gets packed, the media people starts to arrive and prepare their equipment. That’s pretty much the signal that the arrivals are going to start very soon.
First to arrive is Adam Rodriguez. He’s well known for his role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami. He also played Bobby Talercio on Ugly Betty.
My friend’s holding a CSI: Miami picture and he sees her right away so our group’s the first one he goes to.
And here’s Adam talking and having fun with us…
More celebrities start to arrive. Some sign autographs and take pictures with the fans for a long time, some just do it for a couple of minutes. It really depends on the celebrity and the handlers.
Betsy Brandt signs for the fans. She’s well known for her role on Breaking Bad as Marie Schrader.
Next up: Matt Bomer. He plays the main role on the show Blue Collar as Neal Caffrey.
And the crowd gets crazy!!!
We’re hearing VERY loud screams from the left side. Who might that be?! It’s the one and only Matthew McConaughey!
Matthew!!! You’re my idol! I want a picture with you!
…and I don’t get a picture with him. The fanboy in me is not very happy! That’s okay though. I’m happy just to see you Matthew!
Here comes the youngest of them all (fresh meat, I think, is the term?), Alex Pettyfer. He’s most well known for his films, I Am Number 4 and Beastly.
Let’s have some more of Matthew! I’m still not satisfied…
Alright now. The main man is here. Mr. Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum!
*Deafening screams blasting the eardrums!!!*
And that’s it. So much fun at this premiere! Joe Mangianello, who plays Big Dick Richie on this film is too far from us so I’m not able to take pictures of him, as well as Olivia Munn. I like Olivia Munn.
Here are some photos of me and the gang:
That’s all for now folks. See you again on the Red Carpet!!!
Congratulations to Ellen Degeneres for receiving the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last September 4, 2012! Here are some pictures from the event
Jimmy Kimmel. All smiles upon his arrival, so happy to be the guest speaker for his dear friend and fellow talk show host
Also a guest speaker, Ryan Seacrest takes some time off from his busy working schedule for the special Walk of Fame inductee.
And here she is! Look at that big smile!
Family, friends, fans, and the media are all gathered here to witness this once in a lifetime moment
Jimmy Kimmel giving his speech
Next is Mr. Seacrest, here he is as he gives a kiss to Ellen
And now, the Hollywood Star of the Day!
Declaring Sept. 4, 2012 as the Ellen Degeneres Day in Hollywood Blvd
Beautiful Portia De Rossi (Portia Lee James Degeneres) in support of her spouse
The moment the photographers have been waiting for, photo op time!
And of course, it will not be complete without pictures with the fans… one of them is me!
Thanks so much to Ellen & Portia!
Sylvester Stallone!!! *KABOOM*
Arnold Scwarzenegger!!! *KABOOM*
Jason Statham!!! *KABOOM*
Chuck Norris!!! ***KAAABOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM***
It’s The Expendables 2 Red Carpet Premiere! The toughest men in Hollywood are gonna be here! We’re all pumped up!!!
The premiere has been delayed a couple of days due to the passing of Stallone’s son, Sage. Rest in Peace, brother.
And now we’re here, ready to witness the macho men of the big screen all in one event, live and in person. I grew up watching some of these men on Betamax, then on VHS, then on VCD, then on DVD, now we have Blu-Ray, and they’re still kings. The symbols of male machismo. The gods of Hollywood action films. Today, we see these gods walk right in front ouf our very eyes.
The crowd is piling up. More and more people arrive by the minute. Hollywood Blvd is gonna be packed in a little while. The street is closed to the traffic, maybe just coz Chuck Norris wants it to be. Hmm wait… that girl looks familiar… isn’t that… Catwoman?! Wow even superheroes can’t wait to see them!
I see the billboard up on the wall and wow! It’s actually the first time I see this version. I only keep seeing the other one but this… THIS is definitely way cooler. The Last Supper theme, very clever.
Get your posters and sharpies ready folks! They’ll be here in a minute…
The big badass black cars are starting to arrive…
Okay I dunno any of them (you probably do!). But that’s usually the case, the unknowns arrive first, then the little known, then the minor cast, then the stars of the film. It’s kind of like a rising tension that builds to the climactic moment.
First familiar face of the day, Extra’s Mario Lopez! He’ll be doing some interviews for his show today…
And there’s Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer! This is so unexpected! There are not only action heroes here, but Olympic heroes as well! Congratulations for the achievements you’ve made this past summer guys!
Another Olympian! It’s suddenly raining gold medals! Her name’s Jessica Steffens, from the US Women’s Water Polo Team. Congratulations, Jessica! Wear it proud!
The place is now roaring! Somebody big has arrived! BIG, both literally and figuratively… it’s Terry Crews! Man! The guy’s full of energy! He blasts to the scene screaming, waving his arms up telling everyone to get wild. And so we do!!!
Terry Crews sure is one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.
And then there’s Charisma Carpenter, she plays the girlfriend of Jason Statham’s character on the film.
Next comes IVAN DRAGO!!! Mr. Dolph Lundgren! Okay he’s played a lot of other characters throughout the years but he’ll always be Drago to me. That training montage scene on Rocky 4?! EPIC. By the way, he’s from Sweden. Jag älskar Sverige!
The Stallone Family is now here, supporting Sly. Jean-Claude Van Damme has also arrived. The guys meet and give each other a big warm hug. Of course in the film, Van Damme is the main antagonist so don’t expect any hugging there.
Van Damme is now walking towards us. Hope he doesn’t give anyone a flying kick!
Hey Jean-Claude! I love Bloodsport!!!
Everything seems to be going fine at this point, and then it happens. The earth shakes, a loud deafening sound is heard, people scatter on all directions running for their lives. HOLY SMOKES!!! It’s CHUCK NORRIS! It’s CHUCK NORRIS!!! IT”S CHUCK NORRIISSSS!!!!
Nah. None of that happens. He arrives peacefully and proceeds to sign autographs.
Okay while he is signing, some Chuck Norris facts. Yay!
- Chuck Norris charges money for autographs because they double as “No Tresspassing” signs.
- Chuck Norris is so powerful he can jumpstart a car by attaching the cables to his chest hair.
- Only one person cried when Chuck Norris was born and it was the doctor. No one slaps Chuck Norris.
Okay enough. There’s a whole website dedicated to that, check it out! http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ FYI, it’s all 100% real haha.
Chuck’s done signing and look there’s an SUV heading the opposite way, I suddenly hear screams “ARNOLD!!!” I saw his hands waving from the window, but that was it. I didn’t get a photo! Well, I got a photo of the vehicle at least.
I’m gonna wait for him to walk by to our spot so I can see him better, but I’ll learn later on that he won’t be heading our way.
I got a picture from afar, a badly blurred one. Ugh.
Bummer. But that’s alright, just keep making action movies sir, and I’ll see you in another premiere!
There’s a buzz that Bruce Willis will not be coming, which will prove to be right. They say he’s abroad or something. That’s okay, he has a movie coming soon and I hope to see him there. It’s called Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Now here’s the main man, Sylvester Stallone! Cool, he’s wearing his “lucky ring” from the movie!
The whole family walks by with him while he’s signing, with some people asking for pictures with the members of the family too, especially Frank Stallone who also is an actor.
Beautiful Stallone Family!
Jason Statham time is now! The guy’s smiling the whole time and signing autographs for a lot of people! He’s definitely in a good mood!
Hey Jason, WAAZZZAAAPPP??!!!
Okay last but not the least. I’m a big UFC fan so I gotta introduce him the UFC way, the Bruce Buffer way! Ahem…
Fighting out of the red corner, this man is a mixed martial artist with a record of 19 wins and 11 losses. Standing 6 foot 1, weighing in at 205 lbs, from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting, the former two time Light Heavyweight Champion, the former three time Heavyweight Champion, the UFC Hall of Famer, Randy “The Natural” Couture!!!
And there ya go. I hope you enjoyed this red carpet moment with me. Please don’t forget to watch The Expendables 2!
I’ll see you again soon at the red carpet!
September 10, 2012. Warm day in LA. I learned the previous night from my friend that Emma Watson will be in Hollywood for the red carpet premiere of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Wow. Emma Watson. I’ve always wanted to meet her in person. Five years ago she had a tattoo of my face on her leg. Well, not really. I photoshopped it obviously but seriously, it would be a great honor to finally meet this talented young lady and possibly hear her speak in that super cute accent of hers. Excited. Yiiiii!!!
So off to the Arclight Cinerama Dome I went. Zooom. I’ve been going to a lot of these events lately for my photography hobby. I usually go later in the afternoon, this time I got there a little too early, around 1:30 pm. Celebrity arrivals won’t begin until after 6 (too excited, I am!). There were a little less than 20 people waiting, some with their huge Emma Watson photos ready to be signed. Some were ready for battle, battling the sun that is. They had those huge umbrellas to protect their silky smooth skin while waiting in line for hours. I didn’t. No protection for my silky smooth skin then. Sh*t. All I had was an SLR camera and some lenses, plus sandwich and water in case I got hungry. It was hot. Arghh. I wasn’t new to gala premieres so I knew what to do: make friends with everyone around you. You will not feel the heat nor the boredom. So socialize, socialize, blah blah, tell them about your life stories, blah blah. I met Michelle and her sister, I then saw my friend Brenda, met her friend John, met some more people, blah blah, look at the clock, blah blah some more and voila! It’s go time.
We noticed that a lot of people had cut in front of the line, they were “friends” of those people in front. And then those friends had friends, and those friends had friends. Wow suddenly we’ve gotten farther and farther from the front. These people by the way, were the “graphers.” They’re the most notorious gang in LA. Just kidding. They’re the ones who sell their autographed pictures for a living so if you keep going to these events, you’ll pretty much see the same faces again and again. I think it makes good money, maybe I should try it. Nah. Anyways, I don’t see any problems with them, just don’t freaking cut the line! Good thing was that the SEM guys (Security and Events Management?) sorted us out and prioritized us, the innocent souls with halos on top of our heads. They gave us wristbands. Wow. Wristbands. Of all the red carpet events I’ve been to, I’ve never had a wristband. Usually, you just stay in the same spot until the actors arrive and hope they come your way so you can take good pictures or autographs. Or kisses and hugs if you’re the type who expects too much. No wristbands whatsoever. Right then and there I had a feeling… that tonight’s gonna be a good night. That tonight’s gonna be a good good night. Woohoo.
After giving us the wristbands, they pointed to us the direction where we should go and guess what? It’s right by the red carpet! Ahhhh!!! And it’s just a few meters from the drop off site so we’re gonna be the first to greet them! Ahhh!!! The professional photographers were setting up their equipment right in front of us. What did that mean? That we had a really great spot indeed. What else?! That our faces will be flooding celebrity gossip websites the next day. Ya know, those celebrity pics with people in the background who look so happy… that would be us! I looked to my side and the girls were applying foundation. I guess they figured that out too haha. Me, well, I stayed under the sun for hours, I was sweaty as hell and my skin had turned to charcoal. Psh. Why should I care? I’m a guy. *turn around, apply foundation too*
The photographers were set, the lights were on. They’re handed out the list of celebrities coming. Now to tell you honestly, I didn’t really know much about the people coming other than Emma, Kate Walsh, and Dylan McDermott. The main cast of the movie were mostly young actors (it’s about high schoolers, go figure) so I will just be hoping that they make it big someday. Good luck guys. Alright now, take practice shots.
Hello another interviewer!
Hello super good looking man!
Wonk wonk. Okay forget about that last picture. Now some interviews.
Anticipation. Anticipation. We’re getting there.
We’re almost there.
Alright in 3…2…1…
HERE WE GO!!! First arrival. Beautiful girl with long hair in a white dress. It’s Lindsey Shaw from Pretty Little Liars! How did I know?! Well, with each celebrity is a promoter holding a piece of paper with the name of that particular celebrity, it also shows a title of a movie or TV show on which s/he appeared. The promoter will walk before the celeb, put this paper up and photographers will then take a picture of it before shooting the celeb so they will not be confused in captioning later on.
This piece of paper helped a lot, it made me feel like I know all of them haha. When the photographers get the celeb’s name, they will scream it at the top of their lungs to get his/her attention. “Look to your left!” “To your right!” “Let me see those lovely eyes!” One guy shouting this can be fine, but imagine dozens of photographers shouting all at the same time. It’s crazy! Add to that all the flashes. Wow. And right then and there, I felt it. This is it. This is really it! This is… HOLLYWOOD!!! *goosebumps*
I realized by now that being right in front of the cameras had a downside: it’s hard to get a good picture coz the celeb’s backs are towards you while they’re striking that Hollywood pose. I still managed to get some shots but not as good as I wanted. Plan B. Take out the hidden weapon: my small digicam. I’m gonna take pictures WITH them rather than OF them! Woo!
And here’s the finished product, with Bridgit Mendler!
We had some fun posing with Jackson Rathbone too (he played Jasper from the movie Twilight) and look we’re on youtube. Kewl.
And they kept coming! It’s raining suits and gowns! Hallelujah!
Even Olympic silver medalist April Ross was there, loud and proud!
Leven Rambin from the Hunger Games!!!
Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries. She had a lot of fans there.
Kate Walsh! Hello Dr. Addison Montgomery! Ugh, she was too fast, I didn’t get a pic with her! Oh no!
Well, maybe this will do. Extra! Extra!
Here are the rest. There are a lot of it, ready?!
The picture I took with Jackson Rathbone…
This next girl is really sweet and pretty, I just didn’t get her name. Uh, help?
From The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Amadou Ly
Savannah Jayde from Big Time Rush…
Billy Unger, from National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets…
Also from Big Time Rush and My Name Is Earl, Kelli Goss
Super cute Allison Miller. She’s appeared in Kings, Terra Nova, and Go On…
Remember Seth from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn? Here’s Booboo Stewart. He WASN’T in the Yogi Bear cartoons…
Booboo has a sister, Fivel Stewart, and she’s an actress, as well as a martial artist. Cool, isn’t it?
From the TV series The Secret Life of The American Teenager and the movie 13 Going on 30, Renee Olstead…
Here’s Cassie Scerbo, from the movie Bring It On: In It to Win It and the TV series Make It Or Break It…
Made appearances on Two and a Half Men, House M.D., and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Melanie Lynskey. Hmm she looks naked on this picture…
Another one whose name I didn’t get…
Sometimes, you think you’re taking a picture, but you’ve actually hit the record video button! So here’s my awful chinless and foreheadless shot with Nicholas Braun. Known for his appearances on Red State, Prom, and just recently, The Watch…
Erin Wilhelmi. Look at this girls’ IMDB page and it’s written there that she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting. Wow…
From A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tom Kruszewski. Dude, how about considering removing the last 2 syllables of your name?
I didn’t get the names of these next three… maybe they’re not even actors! I got into a picture taking frenzy I really didn’t know anymore who’s the celeb and who’s not haha!
And then there’s Alex Frnka from MTV’s The Inbetweeners…
From How to Rock and Good Luck Charlie, Samantha Boscarino…
Julian Morris of ER, 24, and Pretty Little Liars..
Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars, Wendy, and Days of Our Lives…
Also from Dancing With The Stars, here’s Aussie Peta Murgatroyd…
Hatty Potter fans you’ll know this girl for sure, it’s Ginny Weasley, Bonnie Wright!
And now, for the main event of the evening, EMMA WATSON! ***explosions!!!!***
Here’s the video that I took:
Yep. Poor quality. I’m an awesome videographer. Not!
The main cast arrived all at the same time, I was wondering why they had a cardboard cut out of somebody with them. Apparently, it was a picture of Logan Lerman, the guy who plays the lead role. He can’t be there but they had to promote no matter what, hence, cardboard. Nice to see you, Cardboard Logan!
Now’s the climax! I gotta get a photo op with Emma. This was what I’ve been waiting for the whole day! It felt like the place got so crowded coz the main cast were all there, with some other people I didn’t know. Come on people, give me and Emma some space!
And now here she is right in front of us!!! Let’s do this!!!
Aww. Anticlimactic moment. The girl beside me asked for a photo and she said, “I’m sorry I can’t, just signing.” Bummer. Total bummer. But then again, how many people can say a rejection statement and still sound so adorable?! Listen to it again. Then again. And again! What a lovely accent. That should be in my answering machine. “I’m sorry I can’t take your call right now, my accent’s too lovely.” That would we be super cool. Though I gotta say I was still pretty disappointed. I only wanted one picture. Just one picture with Emma. I ended up having so many, but without her. Well, it’s still a pretty good bargain, isn’t it? Haha. It’s alright Emma. Maybe next time.
Okay so that’s a wrap. Had a great time at the red carpet. I want just one last picture: me walking on the red carpet and waving haha. Who wouldn’t want that? Come on, that would be cool right? Though I know they won’t allow us. Let’s go home. Oh wait. WAIT! We’re not done! Somebody’s coming, and he’s got movie passes! AAAAHHHH!!! We’re gonna get movie passes!
He gave the passes to us, and let us walk on the red carpet towards the cinema. WHAT?! We’re gonna WALK ON THE RED CARPET?! Oh hell yeah! I had two dreams when I was a kid, (A) walk on the moon and (B) walk on the red carpet. I guess B is now fulfilled! I wonder when A will be. Hmm. I just had to record this moment. I can’t even hide the excitement on my face!
We got in! I lost my company without me realizing, I think they went to the restroom, so I got inside the dark cinema by myself. I didn’t know where to sit so I just sat wherever I felt most comfy. I realized there’s a seating order written at the bottom of the ticket so I asked an usher where I’m supposed to be. It was high up, nowhere close to the comfy chair I was seated at. She pointed it to me but then it got so dark it was hard to walk. Oh well, I decided to stay instead. I’ll just stand up if somebody asked me to move. I saw Shawn Johnson the Olympic gymnast walking towards her seat just a few rows in front of me. Wow. Who else might be close by? I dunno. It was too dark to tell. Nobody asked me to move, so my butt stayed. And finally the movie started. *clap clap clap!!!*
Fast forward to the movie ending. *clap clap clap again*
It was a nice movie! I’ll just link the trailer here so I don’t reveal too much haha. Please watch the movie! Coming soon to a theater near you!
When the movie was done, we were ushered outside the cinema. It seemed like they were telling us all to go to a particular direction. Okaayyy… I think I’m supposed to exit right but the crowd is going left. I think I’m lost. I didn’t know where to go. And then I saw Rumer Willis so I followed her coz she’s the one person I knew the most in this crowd. It’s like “hey, we talked a while ago, we’re friends now…so where are we going?” haha but then she turned while the rest of the crowd were going straight. I followed the bigger crowd instead, I didn’t know they were all going to the after party. Ha. Wrong way. I’m not there yet. When am I gonna get there? We’ll see. I need to watch How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (with Simon Pegg) again and get tips.
So the night ended for me but the story hasn’t. I said something about seeing our faces on the internet the next day, didn’t I? So yep! I found some…
there’s one on www.aceshowbiz.com…
…and look, I’m on Nina Dobrev’s Website! Taking a nap!
And some more…
Okay I’m totally just ego tripping now, searching for my own face haha. I got nothing else to do right now, let me! And look, another one!
Then, the news broke out. Emma Watson had a wardrobe malfunction during the event! Poor Emma! But I’m glad it’s just the pasty that showed, not a full blown nip slip. It’s all good.
Here’s a short video from Maximotv.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VvLwSSce4K8#!
You’ve gotta see that because at 0:13, I’m on the freaking screenshot!!! And HEYYY! The view is on the left. On the left! Stop looking in there! Nothing to see there you perv! Haha my moment with Emma was captured on camera after all! It’s not the best but, well, it’s okay, I guess.
And I’m also an extra here!
Hmmm yeah you’re probably right. It’s pretty awkward that while your favorite celebrity is having a near nip-slip, you’re seen right there on the background… and you’re taking a picture! I’m so sorry Emma! Next time, we’ll have really really nice pictures together!
Whew. Never in my life did I expect that I’ll be walking on the red carpet and never did I expect as well that I’ll have a picture with my favorite celebrity while she’s having a wardrobe malfunction. As awkward as this maybe, my super unexpected Hollywood red carpet moment is something I’ll never ever forget in this lifetime.