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November 13, 2012 Celebrity Sighting: Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

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:

Dancing with The Stars duo Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smitt;

Star of Arrow, Katie Cassidy;

Actor and also a DWTS alum, J.R. Martinez;

and Singer Kylie Minogue.

Some more pics of mustached Will:

Will Ferrell interview

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

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.

 


Javier Bardem Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Javier Bardem & Sam Mendes

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.

Sam Mendes

And then there was Naomie Harris.

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!

Berenice Marlohe

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.”

Berenice Marlohe

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!

berenice marlohe

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 & Sam Mendes

Javier Bardem Time!

Javier Bardem

Here’s his speech courtesy of Hollwood Walk of Fame:

 

The star was unveiled and then photo op galore again!

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

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!

Berenice Marlohe

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.

Berenice Marlohe

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:

Javier Bardem

James Bond, get read for us!

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.


Taylor Kinney guests on “Extra”

Taylor Kinney

I stopped by The Grove this morning so I can catch a glimpse of Hayden Panettiere, the scheduled guest for Extra today. The good news is that I saw her right away as soon I got there, the bad news is that I was too slow to get my camera from my bag! I wasn’t very worried during that time because I knew she will show up again after the interview (which was held indoors), but she didn’t! Or maybe she did, I just missed her. Uggghhh. Anyways, she looked really cute in person. And tiny (I think that makes her super cute?).

My stay there didn’t go down the drain, thankfully, as Taylor Kinney showed up! Okay honestly, I didn’t know anything about him until this morning but I’ve done my research and I know now that he is one of the main casts of the TV series Chicago Fire, appeared in The Vampire Diaries as Mason Lockwood,  and he’s also popular for his role as Glenn Morrison in Trauma.

Taylor Kinney

I think you will recognize him easier though if I say that he’s Lady Gaga‘s current boyfriend. Lady Gaga, you’re one lucky lucky girl.


Extra Presents: The Voice

Extra The Voice

The Extra taping last night was extra special! The judges and hosts of the TV show The Voice all showed up and boy was the place jam packed!

Do you want to see the photos?! Let me here ya!!!

Applause

Here’s Mario Lopez to welcome everyone to the show

Mario Lopez

And co-host Renee Bargh went on to the stage to join him

Renee Bargh

It’s  a bit of a wait before the guests arrived so Chunky (that guy above holding the “applause” sign) entertained the crowd in the meantime. It was a lot of fun hearing his non-sense jokes! Lots of freebies were given to the crowd as well, like T-shirts and cardboard cutouts of the judges’ heads. Guess who’s head was the most in demand?! *I’m at a payphone trying to call home, all of my change I spent on you…* yep… Adam Levine! Even guys were asking for it. I was one of them haha. Moving on…

Hosts Carson Daly and Christina Milian were the first to hit the stage…

Carson Daly & Cristina Milian

Christina Milian

Then the judges…

Here’s singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, Cee Lo Green!!!

Cee Lo Green

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Christina Aguilera!!!

Christina Aguilera

Winner of this year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Over You”,  Blake Shelton!!!

Blake Shelton & Christina Aguilera

And last but not the least… my favorite, but before anything, let me tell you the cons of watching a live TV show taping. Compared to a concert or any stage performances where you see the performers in full view, a TV show taping will give you a harder time seeing the people on stage since most of the camera men and their equipment will be blocking your sight. Remember, it’s TV-first, live audience-second. Unless you get a really good spot then you will have no problem but for most of the audience, having the crew’s backs blocking your photos is pretty common.

Okay back to my judges’ introduction. This guy doesn’t really need one. Arguably the sexiest male vocalist of this era, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine!!!

Adam Levine

And he’s on a hole haha. You’re asking what the hell is up with that picture?! Well, that’s the cameraman’s back, the tripod and some other crew member’s body blocking my shot! I just photoshopped it a bit to make it look somewhat artistic. It does pass as “artistic”, right?! I uploaded the hi-res photo, just click on it and save on your computer. Make it your Adam Levine-On-A-Hole desktop wallpaper haha.

Some lucky audience members were brought to the stage to ask them questions. There were some singing as well where the judges had to choose from four contestants which one they liked the most.

Extra Audience

Now here’s all of them with Mario Lopez. Photo was taken from the big screen…

The Voice on Extra

You can tell they were all having a good time, especially Adam who wasn’t able to control himself from laughing!

By the way, R&B Singer Usher and Latin Pop Goddess Shakira will be temporarily replacing Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Season 4 of The Voice, which is scheduled to air in the spring of 2012. They will then return for Season 5.

That’s all folks!


Rise of the Guardians Red Carpet Premiere

Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster

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.

Peter Ramsay

And now here’s Alec Baldwin being accompanied by his wife, Hilaria Thomas. He goes right away to the crowd to sign autographs…

Alec Baldwin

He then poses for the photographers…

Alec Baldwin

And does interviews.Alec Baldwin

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.


On The Road Red Carpet Premiere

On The Road Movie Poster

Welcome to the AFI Fest 2012! 6 gala premieres in 8 days. Hitchcock premiered last Thursday (Nov. 1), then Life of Pi on Friday, and then On The Road yesterday. I went to the Hitchcock premiere and I got disappointed for not seeing any of their big stars. Anthony Hopkins and the other stars were apparently filming that day while Jessica Biel was on honeymoon. Good for them but what a waste of my time! I wish I was the one she’s on honeymoon with instead haha. I was wondering if any of the stars would show up for this one. I already got the idea that this festival is not taken as seriously by the actors compared to other gala premieres. It’s still nice to be optimistic though. Looking forward to seeing Kristen Stewart! As we all know, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is premiering in a couple of days and there’s no hotter names in Hollywood than these Twilight peeps right now.  People from all over the world are now on their way to LA to witness the ensemble hit the red carpet in this one momentous occasion for the very last time. Due to previous commitments, I will not be around for that one so to all of you campers, have fun and enjoy the premiere!

Okay back to On The Road. This film is directed by Walter Salles. Along with Stewart, it also stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Amy Adams with Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Here’s the trailer:

 

 

I also really wanted to see Viggo Mortensen as I am a big fan of The Lord of The Rings. He was a no show though, as well as Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst. But I’ll tell you who’s there, the star of the film, Garrett Hedlund!

Garrett Hedlund

Let’s see who else. Oh, Amy Adams!

Amy Adams & Garrett Hedlund

And last one. Whew. I’m just so glad she came! I might miss the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere but at least I won’t be missing all of it for here right in front of my very eyes (or camera lens) is Kristen Stewart!!!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

That car above that partially blocks the shot, by the way, is an Audi. The official sponsor of the AFI Fest 2012. It will soon be mine. Mwahaha.

For those of you who want to see celebrity arrivals during the AFI Fest, here’s the schedule for the remaining films:

Nov. 4- Rise of The Guardians (Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law, et al)

Nov. 5- Rust & Bone (directed by Jacques Audiard starring Marion Cotillard, et al)

Nov. 8- Lincoln (directed by Steven Spielberg starring- Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, et al)

All of these are to be held in Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood. For more details, please check out http://afifest.afi.com/film-results/galas


John Cusack: Hollywood Walk of Famer

John Cusack

John Cusack got his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on the 24th of April, 2012. He is star number 2,469.  This is a super late post so I’ll just try to recall all the things that happened that day through these pictures haha.

Lots of people attended as usual. Always the case with Hollywood A-Listers. John was promoting a new movie called The Raven (where he plays Edgar Allan Poe) during that time and so one of the guests in this star ceremony was a raven. Cool, isn’t it?  It wasn’t billed as a guest speaker though, maybe it was a bit shy. The guest speakers that were announced were his sister, Joan Cusack and his close friend Jack Black. I would’ve attended here even if there are no other famous stars as long as I see John, but what a big bonus it was to see Po from Kung Fu Panda and Jessie from Toy Story!

Media

The media is all set!

I love Jack Black’s look on this one. He actually had that facial expression the whole time. Badass Jack haha.

Jack Black

Joan Cusack was really nice, just looked a bit older in person. I’m sorry Joan! It’s just a bit! Like a few months. Seriously! She’s a really really good actress though!

Joan Cusack

It’s sometimes nice to have a guest list that doesn’t reveal everything for there’s the element of surprise in it. For this instance, I was lucky to see Billy Bob Thornton! He just appeared out of nowhere!

John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Jack Black, Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton giving his speech

Maybe his name was actually written on the guest speakers list and I just didn’t see it, but that doesn’t matter. The surprise made a bigger impact.

Dan Aykroyd also appeared out of nowhere! Maybe there were ghosts present and he had to do some ghost busting?

Dan Aykroyd

John finally stepped on the stage and gave his speech. I didn’t really get to listen that much. I kept saying to myself, “gosh, this man is so good looking. Why don’t I look like him?”

John Cusack

He was then given the certificate by the City of Los Angeles declaring this day As John Cusack Day in Hollywood.

John Cusack Certificate

John Cusack and Family

John Cusack and Family

Congratulations to John Cusack on having his name immortalized on the streets of Hollywood! For those of you who would like to see his star, it’s located right in front of Larry Edmund’s Bookshop on 644 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90028.


Cloud Atlas Red Carpet Premiere

Cloud Atlas Movie Poster

I’m still hyped from seeing Denzel Washington last night and I’m thrilled to be in another premiere just 24 hours after! Here we are today at The Grauman’s Chinese Theater for the Red Carpet Premiere of Cloud Atlas.

 

 

There’s another premiere simultaneously held at the Arclight Cinemas, it’s called Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. It’s a great movie as well  (I love the video game!) featuring Adelaide Clemens, Carrie Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell. I chose to go to the Cloud Atlas premiere for obvious reasons: the star power of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant!

Cloud Atlas Premiere

Let’s go spot some movie peeps!

Here’s writer/producer/director of the film, Lana Wachowski!

Lana Wachowski

She and her brother, Andy, are best known for directing The Matrix. They’re more popularly known as the Wachowski Brothers/Wachowski Starship/The Wachowskis. Other films they’re involved at are Bound, Speed Racer, V for Vendetta,  and Ninja Assassin.

Lana Wachowski

You can tell she’s in a very good mood!

Lana Wachowski

Now here’s the other half of The Wachowskis, Andy Wachowski!

Andy Wachowski

English actor Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

I’m sure you know the next one. Academy Award Winning Actress, Susan Sarandon!

Susan Sarandon

It’s funny because while I was taking the picture above, there was this woman behind me who was talking in another language and even if I wasn’t able to understand what she was saying, it was very clear that she was so ecstatic and she mentioned Susan Sarandon’s full name about a hundred times! It’s always nice to know that the tourists are enjoying their time here in Hollywood!

Now here’s Jim Sturgess and his mustache

Jim Sturgess

Keanu Reeves also made an appearance which is a huge surprise because I love the guy and I didn’t expect him to be there! The Wachowskis directed The Matrix series so I guess he’s there to support them. He hasn’t made that much films as of late but he’s working on two new films, Man of Tai Chi an 47 Ronin. I didn’t get to take a picture of him *sigh*, he was too quick to disappear. He still got those The Matrix moves.

Now let’s see the star of the film, the man who needs no introduction, Mr. Tom Hanks!!!

Tom Hanks

He took out his iPhone and decided to take a video of the crowd. Nice. We’re gonna be on Tom Hank’s iPhone haha!

The only disappointment of the night was that there’s no Hugh Grant appearance but to me it’s really not a big deal because after seeing a Tom Hanks and a Susan Sarandon up close, I guarantee that everybody will go home happy! Well, except for the ones who came there just for Hugh Grant but oh well, there’s always a next time for you guys.

Last but not the least is another Academy Award Winning Actress,  Halle Berry!

Halle Berry

And now it’s time for you to see what it feels like to be Halle Berry on the red carpet! Make sure you give your best smile to the cameras, okay?!

Ready?

Halle Berry

Stand up straight, give your best red carpet pose!

Halle Berry

Alright 1…2…3… smile!!!

Halle Berry

Yayyy!!! You sure got it in you! You’re gonna be the next Halle. Halle Tosis.

That’s all folks! See you again on the next premiere!


Flight Red Carpet Premiere

Flight Movie Poster

We’re here at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Sunset Blvd and we’re celebrating Denzel Washington Day! Another A-lister we’re adding to our list. The setup here in Arclight is not as crowd friendly as in Grauman’s Chinese Theater but let’s see if we get lucky and get to see Denzel up close.

The last movie I saw him in revolved around a train, this time on a plane. The movie looks promising and I would definitely go see it!

Here’s the trailer:

He was also in a movie called Safe House with Ryan Reynolds just recently but I didn’t go to the premiere of that one so here’s my chance. The film is directed by Academy Award Winning Director Robert Zemeckis and it stars Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo.

The carpet was white, not red, so that it matches the theme of the movie. At first I thought that white thing was something that’s supposed to be under the red carpet and they’ll add that later but as time went by I realized that it was the carpet itself. For some reason, I was too worried it will have too many footprints. As if people will take pictures of it. And as if I’m the one cleaning it after. I should get a life. And this paragraph doesn’t have any significance at all. Anyways…

Reelz Channel Reporter

“Alright guys, let’s get started!”

Here’s Rebecca Da Costa. She appeared in the movie Seven Below with Val Kilmer.

Rebecca Da Costa

Actor/Writer/Producer John Gatins

John Gatins

Justin Martin. He was in High School Musical 3 and played the young version of Jamie Foxx in The Soloist.

Justin Martin

Hmm. Young Jamie Foxx. Could be. I guess.

Bruce Greenwood. He played Pike on Star Trek (2009) and has also worked with Denzel before on the movie Deja Vu. He was also on Eight Below (with Paul Walker). I love that movie. I love Siberian Huskies!

Bruce Greenwood

Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore

Melissa Leo, she played Alice Ward, Micky (Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky’s (Christian Bale) mom in The Fighter, where she won the Golden Globe, Screen Actor’s Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Melissa Leo

There’s no appearance for John Goodman and Don Cheadle for the night, I wonder why. Not a big deal though and it’s not something I would cry about haha. Frankly I just came here for the great Denzel.

Like I said above, the setup in Arclight is not very crowd friendly because the railings are set in a way that the actors will have no chance of getting out of the red carpet to interact with fans but Bruce Greenwood was nice enough to ask the security personnel to open it up so he can walk towards us.

And yay! I got a picture with him!

Bruce Greenwood

We had a nice chit chat too. He said Denzel won’t be arriving for another hour and I said “an hour?!” and he said he was just kidding and he’ll be there in 15 mins. I said that we really wouldn’t mind if it takes him a whole day, we’ll wait no matter what. Of course I was just kidding too. I don’t have that much patience haha. The picture I took was blurry and he’s not looking at the camera so I asked for another one.

Bruce Greenwood

There. Much better. Thank you so much Bruce!!!

And finally, the main man. I was actually really afraid by this time that I’m not going to get any good shots because a bunch of  media men have flocked in front of me. Not good. All I got from my camera by this time were people’s backs. I still managed to get Denzel though, but just barely. So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, my somewhat voyeuristic photos of Mr. Denzel Washington!

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Okay let’s just say I made those “through-the-hole” shots for artistic purposes and let’s leave it at that. I’m an artist, ya know. Haha.

That’s all for tonight folks! See you again on the next premiere!


Ted Red Carpet Premiere

Ted

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 expecting to see Family Guy casts attending and I wasn’t disappointed! Here’s Chris Griffin, Seth Green!

Seth Green

I was in the mood to take videos for this day so here he is signing some autographs…

And here I am fanboying.

Seth Green

Photo op time with Seth Green!

And  here’s Meg slash lead actress of this movie, Mila Kunis!

Mila Kunis

 

Laura Vandervoort. She played Kara on Smallville and had also guested in some episodes of Family Guy.

Laura Vandervoort

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!

Mark Wahlberg

 

And finally, the head of the family (guy)… Seth MacFarlane!

Wait, let him cross the street first…

Seth MacFarlane

Seth Macfarlane, everyone!!!

Seth MacFarlane

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!

Mar Wahlberg and Fans

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!


Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D Premiere & Concert

Katy Perry

One of the most unforgettable celebrity events I’ve been to. I went to Hollywood on June 26, 2012 knowing that there was going to be a red carpet premiere for this movie. I’ve been to several premieres before so I knew pretty much what to expect. I knew I was going to see Katy Perry this day and perhaps some celebrity guests. When I got there, I was so surprised that there was a huge stage right by Hollywood & Highland. Oh yes! There’s going to be a CONCERT! But is it going to be free? Oh yes it is!!! Now I’m sure this event was promoted several days before, I was just too naive to know but then I guess being unaware has its advantages: you get more surprises!

I met with my friends and we decided to go straight to where the stage was so we can find the best spot. The moment we got there, we got another big surprise: Katy Perry was already there on the stage rehearsing!

Katy Perry

“Whew it’s hot in here!”

We were really near the stage so we saw her up close. They were rehearsing for the whole set they’ll be doing that night so that was a long exposure for her. I even got to roam around and take videos and photos from different angles.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

That was a lot of fun! Usually, you get to see celebrities only for a really short time and they’re always on the go but this time, I was the one on the go and Katy stayed where she was the whole time. I guess I can say I developed a love for watching rehearsals. Maybe concert promoters should offer fans free entrance to rehearsals every now and then. That is an event in itself! I remember watching an NBA All Star practice and we paid somewhere around $50/ticket for that, all they did was run and practice lay ups. Not a single soul complained.

At this point I can totally go home. I’ve actually already seen who I wanted to see for this day! But then that would be silly. Of course I’ll wait for the real thing!

The setup here was a bit different from the other premieres. The arrivals were still going to be held at Grauman’s Theater but the concert was in front of the H&H Center. That means fans have a choice whether to be on the arrivals area and see some more celebrities like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen, etc. or to be on the stage area where they can watch the free concert.

I’ve seen lots of celebrity entrances before, I chose the free concert. That doesn’t happen everyday! And besides, the spot we had wasn’t that bad since the cars passed right by us.

Here are some of the dancers upon arrival.

Katy Perry Dancers

Katy Perry Dancers

It was weird because I was just seeing them on stage rehearsing a while ago, and now they look like they just got here!

Oh by the way, this wasn’t really a red carpet premiere but a pink carpet premiere. I didn’t have a picture of the carpet because like I said I was on the concert area but just imagine you’re seeing a pink carpet. There. You’re still well informed haha.

Fast forward to the concert…

Katy Perry

And she came out of a popcorn box!

Sure is the best way to pop out for a pop star! By popping out of a popcorn box! Okay I’ll stop talking now. Enjoy the concert!!! Concert photos, that is.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

“Baby you’re a firework!”

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

It was amazing!  She sang her best hits including “I Kissed A Girl”, “Wide Awake”, “California Girls”, “Fireworks”, and of course, “Part of Me” which was also the title of the movie she’s promoting.

And now that I’ve pumped you up with the pictures, I now have a surprise for you: Here’s the full video!!! Go get some popcorn and set your loudspeakers on!

 

 

Please don’t forget to watch Katy Perry: Part of Me. Now available on DVD.


Mark Harmon Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Harmon Walk of Fame

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?

NCIS ID

Here’s the chair of Cote De Pablo waiting for her…

Cote De Pablo

First one I saw:  Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, David McCallum 

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!

Cote De Pablo

Cote De Pablo

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!

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

She’s got pretty awesome tattoos as well!

Pauley Perrette Back Tattoo

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?

Mark Harmon & The Bombers

Quarterback!

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.

Pauley Perrette & Mark Harmon

Start of the ceremony. Guest Speaker Les Moonves takes the stage.

Les Moonves

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?!

Les Moonves

Here’s Mark giving a speech…

Mark Harmon

…or belting out a Pavarotti. Nah.

Some of the people in attendance listening to every word he says:

Jimmy Palmer, Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Timothy McGee, Sean Murray and Leon Vance, Rocky Carroll

Sean Murray & Rocky CarrollAnthony Dizzono, Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

And again, the BOMBERS!

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.

Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Cote De Pablo, David McCallum

Mark Harmon

“You’re the man, Mark!”

Here’s the special photographer doing her thing

Pauley Perrette Taking a Photo of Mark Harmon

Pauley Perrette Taking a Photo of Mark Harmon

That’s going straight to Twitter! And now, smile everyone!!!

Pauley Perrette

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.

Pam Dawber

Pam Dawber is greeted by Rocky Carroll

Pam Dawber is greeted by Rocky Carroll

Brian Dietzen & Pauley Perrette

Brian Dietzen & Pauley Perrette smiling for the cameras

Sean Murray & David McCallum

Sean Murray & David McCallum signing autographs

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!

Mark Harmon


Pitch Perfect Red Carpet Premiere

Pitch Perfect Movie Poster

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!

***CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “PITCH PERFECT”***

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)

Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Brittany Snow (Harry’s Law, Hairspray, Prom Night)

Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow

Anna Kendrick (Twilight, 50/50, Scott Pilgrim vs The World)

Anna Kendrick

Elizabeth Banks  (The Hunger Games, 30 Rock, The 40 Year Old Virgin) She also co-poduced this film.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Skylar Astin (The Online Gamer, Hamlet 2)

Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin

Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf, Lincoln Heights)

Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey

Rebecca Black (Singer, most well known for her song, “Last Friday Night“)

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black

Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, The Bachelorette) a.k.a. Fat Amy!

Rebel Wilson

Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, The Firm)

Tricia Helfer

Shelley Regner. This is her first feature film.

Shelley Regner

The Director of this film, Jason Moore.

Jason Moore

Hana Mae Lee

Hanna Mae Lee

Ben Platt. Also a newcomer.

Ben Platt

Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow Parts 1 & 2)

Freddie Stroma

Michael Viruet

Michael Viruet

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…

I’ll just call her Ms. Red Lips for now…

…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.

Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

From Left to Right: Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

Michael Viruet, Skylar Astin, Kay Cannon, Anna Camp, Adam Devine

From Left to Right: Michael Viruet, Skylar Astin, Kay Cannon, Anna Camp, Adam Devine

And to wrap it all up, here again is Anna Camp, my most favorite of all!

Anna Camp

That’s all folks! Don’t forget to watch Pitch Perfect, in theaters October 5. See you again on the next red carpet event!


Trouble With The Curve Gala Premiere

Trouble With The Curve Movie Poster

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?

***CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER OF “TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE”***

Trouble With The Curve

Outside of the Regency Village Theater

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.

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.

Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Trouble With The Curve.

Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Trouble With The Curve.

Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Trouble With The Curve.

Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Trouble With The Curve.

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…

Clint Eastwood Tackles Hack

Or maybe not haha. That’s from the movie How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, by the way (I LOVE Simon Pegg!)

Next up…

He’s on an Escalade…

And he’s bringing Sexyback…

Justin Timberlake

Sir Justin Timberlake!!!
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!

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Signing Autographs

And here’s a little video…

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Now we have an Olympic gold medalist with us, swimmer Tyler Clary.

Tyler Clary

Looking stunning in her red dress is Amy Adams.

amy adams

Amy Adams

Doesn’t look very comfortable though. You want me to cut it for you, Amy?!

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

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?!

Matthew Lillard

Abadee abadee abadee a that’s all folks! See you again on the next red carpet premiere!


Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy of Coventrytelegraph.net

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.

Scarlett Johansson's Star

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.

Fat Captain America

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!

Paparazzi

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!

Scarlett Johansson

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.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson being introduced by Leron Gubler

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!

Jeremy Renner & Scarlett Johansson

Here’s the full speech recorded by a buddy of mine. He made us laugh!

 

 

It was really cute when they locked eyes…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

They had a big warm hug after his speech.

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

Then Scarlett got off the stage to hug me too. Not.

A little kiss…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

And then it was the woman of the hour’s time to give her speech…

Scarlett Johansson's Speech

Yep, it’s on an index card. Don’t throw that away Scarlett,  we’re gonna auction that haha!

Scarlett Johansson

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?!

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

2. Her lovely red shoes  that matches her beautiful red lips that matches the elegant red carpet.

Scarlett Johansson's Shoes

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!

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…

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

It was a really great day! Congratulations to Scarlett and hoping to see more of you on the big screen!!!


End of Watch Red Carpet Premiere

End of Watch Movie Poster

Alright Jake Gyllenhaal fans, now is your day! He’s coming to Hollwood to promote his new movie, End of Watch with co-stars Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick.

***CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE MOVIE TRAILER OF “END OF WATCH”***

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.

End of Watch Movie

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…

Red Carpet Cleanin

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.

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.

Anna Kendrick Signing Autographs

Anna Kendrick Signing Autographs

She signs and interacts with everyone in the crowd. Thank you, Anna!

Arriving right after Anna is the star of the show, Jake Gyllenhaal!

Jake Gyllenhaal Red Carpet Arrival

And he goes straight to the fans. Here he is as if saying with his eyes, “okayyyy…”

Jake Gyllenhall Signing Autographs

“Jake, can you please sign? Here’s the poster, it’s right on your face so won’t miss it. Thank you Jake!”

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.

Jake Gyllenhaal Signing Autographs

Jake Gyllenhaal

Thanks for the autographs, Jake!

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!

Cody Horn

She’s so gorgeous in person!

Cody Horn

Cody, those high heels can kill!

Michael Peña arrives shortly after Cody.  Guess what? He will be having a starring role as Cesar E. Chavez in the upcoming movie, Chavez.

Michael Pena

Michael Pena & Jake Gyllenhaal

Michael Peña meets Jake Gyllenhaal on the red carpet

There’s a limo coming!

Limousine

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?

That guy looks familiar… Joe Manganiello

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!

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

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.

Danny Masterson

I miss that show. That 70’s Show…

Now here’s my favorite picture of the nightFrank Grillo

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…

Rolls Royce

And it has a convoy… a Bentley! This must be someone big!

Bentley

But who could that be? The main actors are already inside…

50 cent

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!