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So I got to talk to Seth MacFarlane… it was like talking to Brian Griffin in real life! It’s a dream come true!
Just by looking at the movie poster and seeing all those names and faces, you can already tell that this premiere was going to be packed… and damn right it was! Also, by looking at the second name on that list, you can tell that a lot of the people attending will be women. And yup, the screams were deafening as Ryan Gosling arrived and signed for the fans.
Ohhhhhh. It was so nice to be face to face with Babyface Ryan! It was just like looking in front of the mirror! Well, not really.
He arrived earlier than the other big celebrities and it’s funny because I noticed the crowd somewhat got cut in half after he waved buh-bye to the them. It’s pretty obvious who they came here for, isn’t it? Ryan Gosling’s got the sex appeal not so many people can match, that’s for sure.
We haven’t even started yet! Let’s now take a look at the movie trailer of Gangster Squad:
Here’s the adorable Emma Stone.
A near-accident was witnessed as she was signing autograph for the fans. The barricade that separated her from the crowd almost fell towards her, good thing was that the security guys were fast enough to stop it. If they were just half a second late, that thing would have hurt Emma right away or even if it didn’t, there was no doubt that injuries will have been inflicted to some members of the crowd. Hooray for fast reflexes. Boo for poor quality control.
I just finished having a movie marathon the other day, Ted and Saving Private Ryan were both included in it so I still pretty much have a Giovanni Ribisi overload in my brain and look who’s here! Giovanni Ribisi!
I just love that face he was making. I’ll call that the Giovanni look from now on.
In the same premiere I also saw this guy, Danny Masterson.
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files)
And now, my two main men:
The great Sean Penn…
…and Josh Brolin!
This movie is very promising. I can’t wait to watch it! See you guys again soon on the next red carpet premiere!
Happy to see Will Ferrell this morning! The mustached version, that is. I recently saw him during the premiere of The Campaign with Zach Galifianakis. He kinda disappeared from my view really quickly on that one but this time I got to see him a lot longer. He is just one of Extra‘s guests for today. Other guests are:
Star of Arrow, Katie Cassidy;
Actor and also a DWTS alum, J.R. Martinez;
and Singer Kylie Minogue.
Some more pics of mustached Will:
I just love the ‘stache. Can’t wait for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues!
And before I leave, here’s a short video of a TMZ guy asking Will Ferrell some questions… and then running out of questions.
Congratulations to Señor Javier Bardem for receiving the 2,484th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We have an international cast for this induction ceremony: We have Mr. Bardem who is from Spain; director of Skyfall and guest speaker Sam Mendes is from England; then the two new Bond Girls in attendance are Berenice Marlohe from France and Naomie Harris from England. I was kinda hoping to see Javier’s wife and fellow Spaniard, Penelope Cruz as well but it was said that she was busy filming during this event. One more person I wanted to see: Daniel Craig! It’s a long shot but hey, they’re promoting Skyfall at the same time so who knows?
The first one to arrive was Skyfall Director, Sam Mendes. He went on to sign some autograph for the fans.
And then there was Naomie Harris.
Her face looked familiar even if I’ve never seen or heard about her before. Then I realized she was Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean, one of my favorite movies of all time! Wow, I’m an idiot haha. She sure looked different without the dreadlocks and the black lips!
Berenice Marlohe then came at the same time as Javier Bardem. I gotta say, this new Bond Girl stole the show! She was so GORGEOUS in person! I think I’m in love!
It’s funny because I saw some photographers taking more pictures of her than Javier Bardem. It’s like, “Ah I already got my shot of him, I’ll now focus on the things that interest me.”
And in this photo, all she did was hold on to that post and smile and voila! An instant high fashion shoot for the photographers!
The ceremony started and Sam Mendes took the stage. Part of the speech was about Javier dyeing his hair blonde for the new Bond movie, then entering the set and nobody recognizing him. I checked the trailer again today, he does look different! I think I dig the darker hair though. What do you think?
The guys then shared a big hug.
Javier Bardem Time!
Here’s his speech courtesy of Hollwood Walk of Fame:
The star was unveiled and then photo op galore again!
Haha look at that. Sam Mendes looks like he’s saying “oooh yeah I’m touching Naomie’s tummy!”
At this point I just badly wanted to have a picture with the super beautiful Berenice Marlohe. I was worried I wasn’t going to get one because she was on the other side but then she got closer and closer until she was on our side! Woohoo! Some stupid guy from the press with his iPad kept blocking my sight of her (for Christ’s sake, please don’t shoot with your iPad when you got people behind you!) but then when I called her she did respond and I finally got a picture with her!
She asked me if my camera was working because it didn’t flash. I said, “hmm let me see…” then I checked the LCD and yup it worked just fine and I showed it to her. We smiled together. Aww. We shared a moment. An even bigger story is that our faces were literally five inches away while we were exchanging words. In my fantasy we were already French kissing haha. I wish it happened in real life!
She got back to me after some time and we had another photo. This time, I had my flash on.
One photo means it’s a photo op, two photos means we’re close. Now we’re close. I’ll call her Berber from now on.
And finally, the man of the hour went to my side and there ya go, a new movie poster for 007:
For those of you who would like to visit Javier Bardem‘s star, it’s located at 6834 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, right in front of the El Capitan Theatre.
Still part of the AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi, Rise of the Guardians is a film by Dreamworks directed by Peter Ramsey starring the voices of Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Dakota Goyo. Some pretty big Hollywood names here but this fest has been turning out to be a festival of non-arrivals. Like I said in my previous post, none of the stars of Hitchcock attended their premiere while for On The Road, some stars of the film did come, not all of them. Well, for today I guess seeing at least one of these celebrities is good enough.
It’s a Sunday and the gala premiere is being held much earlier than the usual. The arrivals start around 3 pm while the movie starts at 4 pm. Let’s watch the trailer for Rise of The Guardians:
Heading on to the arrivals. Here’s director Peter Ramsey. This is just his second work as a director but he has had a long list of work as a storyboard artist. Fight Club, Minority Report, and Independence Day are just some of the films he has worked on.
And now here’s Alec Baldwin being accompanied by his wife, Hilaria Thomas. He goes right away to the crowd to sign autographs…
He then poses for the photographers…
Unfortunately for us, he is the only one who arrives but like I said, seeing just one star is good enough for this film fest. So yup, this is good enough. Well not really. But it’s fine, it’s fine. Let’s just see Hugh Jackman and Co. next time. Now let’s go home and watch 30 Rock.
The Cast of Fun Size with Mario Lopez…
Extra videos as well, shot after the interview. You can see Victoria’s mom, Serene Justice, on 0:07.
Victoria is a real darling on TV and in person! Please don’t forget to watch Fun Size! And also, please don’t forget to watch Extra, Mondays to Fridays on NBC.
One of the most unforgettable days of my Hollywood stargazing career. My first time. The day I lost my seeing-an-A-List-celebrity virginity.
I learned from the news that Jennifer Aniston was going to get a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was going to be held on a weekday morning but thankfully I had nothing to do for that day. Stars aligned. I’m destined to see her! I went there pretty early, around 8:30 am. My gut feeling told me I had to, because I knew it would be crowded and the earlier I get there, the easier I can get a good spot. I was right. Although I still didn’t get the best spot since some people got there way earlier than me. But it’s fine, my place didn’t look that bad either. The event won’t start until 11:30 so I took the time to meet everyone around me. They were all cool. Some were tourists, some were regulars to star ceremonies. One of them was this crazy guy who never stopped talking and was even wearing a suit because he said it was a very special day for him and he really liked Jen. That was so sweet. Well, at least during that time. But fast forward to today after I’ve been to so many events like this and seeing him wearing a suit all the time even during a 100 deg F summer weather, I learned he was just weird. Anyways, talking made the time pass much faster so just like that, it’s 11! Only 30 mins and I’ll see Jen!
I had no idea who else I was going to see here. I knew there will be a guest speaker, usually a celebrity as well. Common sense told me it was going to be her Friends cast mates (seriously, I was singing the I’ll Be There For You them the whole night and morning before I got there!). Her career skyrocketed with this sitcom, which happened to be my favorite of all time, and it would be easy to assume they were going to be there. Word of mouth was different though, as people said it was Adam Sandler who was going to be the guest speaker. Whoah! Adam Sandler! One of my favorite comedians ever! I said to myself that even if none of the Friends cast attended, I would still be happy (or even happier) if Adam would be there. I’ve seen almost all of his movies and it would be so amazing to finally see him here.
It’s finally time for the ceremony to start. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leron Gubler got on the stage to do mike tests and to break the ice. This was also an opportunity for the media people to check their equipment, test their cameras and audios and stuff. I calibrated my camera as well. Ooh yeah. Let’s do this!
First celebrity to arrive was another surprise:
In a sea of people wearing nice suits and gowns came a super gorgeous blonde who’s so beautiful it was impossible not to notice her. Malin Åkerman! I remember seeing Watchmen in the movie house before, it was super boring, my friend fell asleep. I didn’t because of the super hot Silk Spectre II! She’s the only one worth watching in that film haha. No offense, Rorschach. You’re cool but you’re boring! I also had this in my mind the moment I saw her…
I love that scene.
At this moment, I was starstruck! I wasn’t really the type who freaks out when I see a celebrity but Malin was super pretty, like she was from another planet! I was like, wow, people THIS beautiful do exist! I thought magazines just kept editing photos to make people look unrealistic, I learned there were actually people who were above photo manipulation. Like goddesses. Flawless beauty.
The next one I saw was Kathryn Hahn. I didn’t know her name during this time but I her face was very familiar. I’ve seen her in funny movies before like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the super hilarious Step Brothers (favorite scene: “Don’t touch my drumset!!!”)
None of the Friends cast was there, I guessed they really weren’t going. Oh well. It’s all good because I was already walking in clouds just seeing these two celebrities that I’ve only seen on the big screen before. I still can’t imagine we were sharing the same space!
And then came the Sandman! *play Enter Sandman*
ADAM SANDLER had arrived!!!
Oh hell yeah!!! The man stood right in front of us! I wanted to kneel down and say “I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” haha. It was an amazing moment. He talked to the woman seated in front of us, whose name I later on learned to be Terry Moore.
Okay I still didn’t know who Terry Moore was even after learning her name but now I know she was in the original Mighty Joe Young (1949). And guess who’s in the cover of Playboy on the August 1984 issue?
She was a bombshell in her prime! Much love!
Also spotted in the crowd was Jen’s dad, John Aniston.
Jen’s boyfriend, Justin Thereoux was also there but I didn’t get to see him well as he was a bit far from our side.
I just loved how Adam Sandler always wore a T-shirt and shorts no matter where he went and what event he’s attending. Later during the speech, he even joked to Jen how special she is to him that’s why he wore T-shirt and shorts on her big day haha.
And finally, the Walk of Fame Inductee, Jennifer Aniston had arrived!
She was greeted by her friends on stage, who both gave a speech for her.
So cute seeing these real-life friends together.
Adam Sandler took the stage after and his speech was hilarious, from calling her “Jeneefer Anistofalufagus” to putting his chewing gum on the podium! Here’s the video courtesy of CELEBScom:
And here’s Jen’s speech:
It was then time for the star to be revealed. Congratulations, Jen!!!
Courtesy of Worldmonitor.tv
The event was covered by a lot of different networks, and I even saw myself on CBS later that night haha. Yep. On the left of the two screaming girls is the face of a man you could’ve easily mistaken for Brad Pitt. Just kidding. Not even close. I’ll keep this screenshot as a souvenir though!
It was an epic moment sharing one of the biggest days of Jennifer Aniston’s career with her. Her name is now immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For those of you who would like to see her star, it’s right in front of the W Hotel in Hollywood Blvd (near Vine). Her star can be found together with the stars of Adam Sandler, Ellen Degeneres, Reese Witherspoon, and may others.
So that’s my story. I think I have already told this a million times to all the people I’ve talked to and I don’t mind telling it a million times more. Feel free to browse this website and read the rest of my celebrity encounters. If you’re planning to visit LA and would love to see a Walk of Fame induction ceremony, please visit this website, http://www.walkoffame.com/ You may check on their upcoming ceremonies so you can schedule your visit.
This is a big day for Family Guy fans. Its mastermind, Seth MacFarlane is premiering his first ever motion picture. He’s had a tremendous success on TV despite the criticism of the content and humor of his shows (which I love to death) and now it’s time for him to test his comedic genius on the big screen.
Here’s the trailer for Ted:
I’m posting this very late and I guess most of you have already watched the movie. I still haven’t, sadly! I’m still waiting for the DVD release which is coming out on December 11, 2012. Pretty long wait but it’s all worth it!
Moving on to the arrivals!
I was in the mood to take videos for this day so here he is signing some autographs…
And here I am fanboying.
And here’s Meg slash lead actress of this movie, Mila Kunis!
Laura Vandervoort. She played Kara on Smallville and had also guested in some episodes of Family Guy.
The star of the show, one of my favorites and one of the reasons why I went to the gym back in college. Also one of the reasons why I love Calvin Klein, Mark Wahlberg!
And finally, the head of the family (guy)… Seth MacFarlane!
Wait, let him cross the street first…
Seth Macfarlane, everyone!!!
I know this movie is going to be funny. There’s just something about Seth’s way of attacking his comedy that really makes him my favorite. I can’t wait to see it!
And before I go, here’s a little something that my buddies found on the internet the next day, a nice Mark Wahlberg photo with them on it! Yipee!
There’s also one with me but it’s cuter without so let’s just stay with that. Haha.
That’s all for now folks. See you again on the next red carpet premiere!
Congratulations to Mark Harmon for getting the 2,482nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
For this event, I was only expecting to see Mark Harmon and perhaps one or two guest speakers but lo and behold! All the NCIS cast and crew were there! They happen to be in the middle of production at the Dillon’s Irish Pub, a restaurant where Mark’s star will be placed in front of, so it was an awesome encounter. The down side is, I don’t watch the show. I would’ve been a very happy fanboy. But then at least I knew a little about Pauley Perrette, I’ve seen her from the Expedia commercial before. And Mark Harmon, I saw him on The Deliberate Stranger: The Ted Bundy Story. He’s so handsome haha. Now I’ve met them all, I’ll start watching NCIS, Abby Sciuto has converted me to NCISianism!
Now the photos!
I love this ID… I think the letters are a bit small here but it says at the bottom “valid for star ceremony and lunch reception.” The last part is the most important thing, isn’t it?
Here’s the chair of Cote De Pablo waiting for her…
First one I saw: Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, David McCallum
Then it’s Ziva David, Cote De Pablo. This i my first time to hear about her and see her. She’s lovely. I can’t wait to watch her on my first NCIS episode tonight!
Abby Sciuto, Pauley Perrette. Great personality and great with people. Really knows how to entertain the crowd. Yep, I’m a fan of hers now!
She’s got pretty awesome tattoos as well!
Haha stick figures with halos on both sides and a flower (?) in the middle. Not everybody can pull that off!
The man of the hour, Special Agent Jethro Gibbs, Mark Harmon arrives and is greeted by his team mates. They’re known as the BOMBERS, the football team that Mark played for in his early days. Can you guess what position he played?
He is greeted by his family, friends, work buddies and his loving fans. Here he is giving a kiss to his NCIS co-star, Pauley Perrette.
Start of the ceremony. Guest Speaker Les Moonves takes the stage.
A very dear friend of Mark, he’s not really a big household name. But he’s the President and CEO of CBS Corporation. Now who’s your daddehhh?!
Here’s Mark giving a speech…
…or belting out a Pavarotti. Nah.
Some of the people in attendance listening to every word he says:
Jimmy Palmer, Brian Dietzen
Anthony Dizzono, Michael Weatherly
And again, the BOMBERS!
Mark mentions the special people in his life. Here’s Ducky being given a pat on the back by his cast mates as Mark talks about him.
Here’s the special photographer doing her thing
That’s going straight to Twitter! And now, smile everyone!!!
I’ll have a look on her phone and see if my face is in there.
Here now is the complete speech:
Some extra shots after the ceremony:
Here’s Mark’s wife, Pam Dawber (left) interacting with the fans. You probably remember her as Mindy from the TV Series Mork & Mindy. I wasn’t born yet when it was airing. I’m only 16 right now, so much more to see and learn.
And a funny video while Mark is doing his photo op. During the photo op, photographers usually ask the celebrities to look a certain direction so they can get their shots. “Look to your left/right” are the the most common phrases you’ll hear. This time, Mark Harmon’s NCIS co-stars Pauley Perrette and company help Mr. Harmon where to look: to his right, where a bunch of people inside the Irish Pub are taking photos of him too! These turn out to be the NCIS crew who are currently in the middle of a production inside the pub and took time off to see this historical moment of Mr. Harmon’s career.
It was a great day. A very special day for all Mark Harmon & NCIS fans out there. Once again, congratulations to Mark Harmon!
Pitch Perfect held its premiere on the 24th of September 2012 at Pacific’s Cinerama Dome in Sunset Blvd, LA. I had to choose between attending this premiere and Frankenweenie, which was held simultaneously just a few blocks away at the Grauman’s Thater. My childhood crush Winona Ryder is on the other side, so as Tim Burton but still, I had to chose this. Why?! FAT AMY was here!
Here are some photos from the event:
Anna Camp (she has appeared in True Blood, The Good Wife, and the Academy Award winning film The Help)
Brittany Snow (Harry’s Law, Hairspray, Prom Night)
Anna Kendrick (Twilight, 50/50, Scott Pilgrim vs The World)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, 30 Rock, The 40 Year Old Virgin) She also co-poduced this film.
Skylar Astin (The Online Gamer, Hamlet 2)
Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Lincoln Heights)
Rebecca Black (Singer, most well known for her song, “Last Friday Night“)
Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, The Bachelorette) a.k.a. Fat Amy!
Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, The Firm)
Shelley Regner. This is her first feature film.
The Director of this film, Jason Moore.
Ben Platt. Also a newcomer.
Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow Parts 1 & 2)
A lot of fresh faces here folks. It’s nice to see these young men and women gracing the red carpet. I hope they all make it big here in Hollywood.
Problem for me when it comes to new faces though, is that it’s hard to caption haha! Now if anyone can help me name these beautiful ladies, I’d love you forever…
…and this one’s Ms. Beautiful Smile…
…here’s Madame Cool…
… there’s also a guy whose name I don’t know… I’ll call him Surfer Dude for now…
And now here are my favorite shots of the night.
And to wrap it all up, here again is Anna Camp, my most favorite of all!
That’s all folks! Don’t forget to watch Pitch Perfect, in theaters October 5. See you again on the next red carpet event!
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!!!
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!
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.