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“Furious 7” Red Carpet Premiere & REVOLT Live Concert

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel


 

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

 

Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese Gibson

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Ludacris

Ludacris

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

 

Video Courtesy of Flicks And The City Extras

 

DJ Damage, DJ Hannah Rad, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Ludacris

DJ Damage, DJ Hannah Rad, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Ludacris

Videos available on Revolt.tv


“A Million Ways To Die In The West” Red Carpet Premiere

Seth MacFarlane

A Million Ways To Die In The West Poster

 

 

So I got to talk to Seth MacFarlane… it was like talking to Brian Griffin in real life! It’s a dream come true!

No Neil Patrick Harris present in this premiere because he’s currently in Broadway performing in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Also, no Liam Neeson for reasons I’m not sure of. Probably he was… taken?

Here are the photos from the event, with special appearance by Charlize Theron‘s new beau, Mr. Dead Man Walking, Sean Penn.

 


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.


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.


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!


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.


Gale Anne Hurd Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gale Anne Hurd & James Cameron

2nd Star Ceremony this week. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Walk of Fame Star girl Anna Martinez sure has been busy. Congratulations to Gale Anne Hurd for getting the 2,483rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! My last post was about the Induction Ceremony for NCIS star Mark Harmon and for that event, I didn’t expect to see much celebrities but then I was surprised the whole NCIS cast and crew were there! This time, it’s the same story. I knew James Cameron and Andrew Lincoln were gonna be the guest speakers but I didn’t expect the whole cast of The Walking Dead would be here. Surprises are always amazing! Here now are the photos from the event.
First to arrive, Emmy Award winning Make Up Artist, Greg Nicotero

Greg Nicotero

Now here are the rest of the attendees. The Walking Dead fans, scream when you see your favorite, okay?!

Dale Horvath, Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn

Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus

Norman ReedusT-Dog IronE Singleton

IronE Singleton

That’s a pretty cool name, isn’t it? IronE. Like it’s an irony. Or a combination of Iron and Vitamin E. I guess if you get an overdose of that, the side effect is that you’ll always be angry while signing autographs.

Michonne, Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

Maggie Green, Lauren Cohan

Lauren Cohan

Andrea, Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden

Now let’s combine the two, Lauren Cohan & Laurie Holden

Lauren Cohan & Laurie Holden

Now keep saying Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden…

Merle Dixon, Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Boooyahhh!!!

Lori Grimes, the lovely Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies

And now let’s welcome our Walk of Fame Inductee, best known for her works as film producer of Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, The Punisher, The Incredible Hulk, and of course, The Walking Dead, also  as a screenwriter/producer for The Terminator Series, here’s Gale Anne Hurd!

Gale Anne Hurd

You’ve got to love those earrings and necklace! Nothing can get more fit for the occasion!

The first speaker is Rick GrimesAndrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln

What’s that? You wanted a close up? Okay…

Andrew Lincoln

Second speaker, no other than Titanic and Avatar director, Mr. James Cameron

James Cameron

Gale Anne Hurd & James Cameron

Gale is given this certificate by the City of Los Angeles, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Mr. Leron Gubler declaring October 3, 2012 the Gale Anne Hurd Day in Hollywood

Gale Anne Hurd & Leron Gubler

Now it’s time for her to give her speech

Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd

For the complete speech, here’s the video from The Hollywood Walk of Fame

And finally the star is unveiled

Gale Anne Hurd Walk of Fame Star

Look at that. Not only her jewlries match the event, even her shoes and her nails! This woman is amazing!

Gale Anne Hurnd & James Cameron

Gale Anne Hurd & James Cameron

Gale Anne Hurd & Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln & Gale Anne Hurd

Here are the cast congratulating her…

Michael Rooker, Gale Anne Hurd, Laurie Holden

And of course it wouldn’t be complete without the cast photo

The Walking Dead Cast

Such a lovely day. Even lovelier because they interact with the fans after the ceremony

Signing Autorgraph

Gale Anne Hurd

I even got to take  a photo with Laurie Holden! Lucky me!

Laurie Holden

Except I didn’t realize my camera was on zoom when I took it! All that’s left of me are my fingers and the edge of my hat and forehead. Ugh. I guess you can disregard the word “lucky” above. But then again, at least it’s my face that got cut off. I would really be disappointed if all I saw there was my own face haha.

Then as I was about to go home, I looked down and ahhhh!!!

Cut leg

Someone left her legs!!!

Haha, well looks like one of those legs got an autograph. Nice.


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!


The Johnny Depp Experience

Johnny Depp

I’m a very big fan of Johnny Depp. To me, he is the epitome of coolness in Hollywood. I probably won’t be able to explain well on why I think that way but maybe I could say it’s because he is very, very… Johnny Depp. See, I told you I won’t be able to. But really, Johnny Depp in itself is an adjective that is synonymous to “cool.”  I’ve seen many of his films and I got so amazed on how he portrayed characters such as the very well known Cap’n Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, The Mad Hatter, and Edward Scissorhands. These are very different characters yet you can easily distinguish their personalities from one another, apart from the costumes of course.  I’ve also seen him on the original TV series 21 Jump Street (just re-runs, as I was just a toddler during the time it was on air) and apart from his extreme good looks I also took notice on how good an actor he was already back then.

I’ve wanted to meet him in person ever since I was a kid.  He’s one of my three super idols (together with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise)  and I said to myself that someday, I will kiss them all on the lips. Just kidding, I’m a straight male. Not coming out at least in the next three weeks. Ha. In high school, somebody told me while we were on a school dance that I look exactly like Johnny Depp and that’s when my fascination with him really started. I kept checking on the mirror and damn, she was spot on. I really looked like him! Just kidding. She never said that. She did tell me I looked like Johnny though. Johnny Bravo. Anyways, it’s not unusual for a young kid to idolize him. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl came out when I was in my freshman year in college and boy was I hooked! It was so good it went straight to my favorite movies of all time list.

Living in LA and being a frequent visitor of Hollywood Blvd, I always see those guys in costumes. My favorite is of course, Cap’n Jack Sparrow! He doesn’t look like Johnny but he does make a good Cap’n Jack. He also has a cute girl who is portraying Angelica walking around with him every time. There’s also one guy who doesn’t dress up as a Johnny Depp character but instead, Johnny Depp himself, wearing casual clothes. It’s cool to have pictures with these guys but just as I want my Levi’s jeans to be original, I want my Johnny Depp to be real!

And so I went to the premiere of Dark Shadows with only one intention in mind: see my super idol and hope to get a picture with him!

***CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER OF “DARK SHADOWS”***

As expected, there were so many people in there waiting for him. I got into a bad spot, far away from the spot where they drop the celebrities off,  that I felt a little down that I wasn’t gonna be able to see him up close. It was okay, I said to myself, as long as I get a glimpse of him. The cast of the movie arrived one by one.

I saw Michelle Pfeiffer from afar. Oh damn. She was too far.

I saw Bella Heathcote.

Bella Heathcote

Bella Heathcote

And I saw a couple other actors whose names I didn’t know.

Then there was Tim Burton.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton

It was so nice to see him! He’s collaborated with Johnny so many times (Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) it’s impossible mentioning one’s name without the other.

And then it was time for Johnny to arrive. I saw him from afar like the rest. He’s signing for some people from way over the other side, and he’s the size of a peanut on my camera. Oh well, I wasn’t that hard to satisfy. I stepped on the same street as my idol at least for a fraction amount of time and I was happy for that. I was ready to go home to tell this tale to the world but then I noticed something. Johnny Depp has gotten closer and closer! It seemed like he was gonna come to our side after all!

Of course, I want to share my experience with you guys. Enough of the talk. Here’s the moment of all moments, the moment when a super fan finally meets his idol!

Heeere’s JOHNNY!!!!!

 

 

I can’t believe it! The fact that I was already convinced that I was only gonna see him from afar but instead we got inches away from each other made it even more spectacular! We got so close I was able to literally feel his breath come out of his nose haha! I stayed a man after that encounter though I gotta admit I was a hair strand away from becoming a Jennifer. Yeah I kinda prepared a girl name for myself just in case.

It was a day I will never forget. Oh Johnny. You da man, man.

I would still like to see him again someday, perhaps in France where he lives and talk to him in straight French.  A bientôt!


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!


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!


My Super Unexpected Hollywood Red Carpet Moment of a Lifetime

The Perks of Being A Wallflower Movie Poster

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 cameraman!

Camera man

Hello interviewer!

Interviewer

Hello another interviewer!

Star Cam Host

Hello super good looking man!

Wonk wonk. Okay forget about that last picture. Now some interviews.

Interview

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.

Promoter

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*

Photographers, ATTACK!!!!!

Photographers

lindsey shaw

Lindsey Shaw

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!

Bridgit Mendler, Samantha Boscarino

This is how you do a celebrity photo op!

 And here’s the finished product, with Bridgit Mendler!

Bridgit Mendler

w/ Disney Channel’s 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.

 

Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone

And they kept coming! It’s raining suits and gowns! Hallelujah!

It was awesome to meet Rumer Willis, the daughter of Demi Moore and my super idol, Bruce Willis. Yippie ki-yay!

Rumer Willis

w/ Rumer Willis

Even Olympic silver medalist April Ross was there, loud and proud!

April Ross

w/ US Volleyball Player April Ross

And now the big one! No other than Dylan McDermott with Shasi Wells! I just recently watched The Campaign and he did great on that one. Cool guy, Dylan is.

Shasi Wells & Dylan Mcdermott

Shasi Wells and Dylan Mcdermott

Dylan McDermott

w/ Dylan McDermott

Leven Rambin from the Hunger Games!!!

Leven Rambin

w/ Leven Rambin

Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries. She had a lot of fans there.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev Signing Autographs

Kate Walsh! Hello Dr. Addison Montgomery! Ugh, she was too fast, I didn’t get a pic with her! Oh no!

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Well, maybe this will do. Extra! Extra!

Kate Walsh Arrival

Kate Walsh’s Arrival

Here are the rest. There are a lot of it, ready?!

The picture I took with Jackson Rathbone

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

Amadou Ly

Savannah Jayde from Big Time Rush

Savannah Jayde

Billy Unger, from National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Billy Unger

Also from Big Time Rush and My Name Is Earl, Kelli Goss

Kelli Goss

Super cute Allison Miller. She’s appeared in Kings, Terra Nova, and Go On

Allison Miller

Remember Seth from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn? Here’s Booboo Stewart. He WASN’T  in the Yogi Bear cartoons…

Booboo Stewart

Booboo has a sister, Fivel Stewart, and she’s an actress, as well as a martial artist. Cool, isn’t it?

Fivel Stewart

From the TV series  The Secret Life of The American Teenager and the movie 13 Going on 30, Renee Olstead

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

Cassie Scerbo

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…

Melanie Lynskey

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

Nicholas Braun

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…

Erin Wilhelmi

From A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tom Kruszewski. Dude, how about considering removing the last 2 syllables of your name?

Tom Kruszewski

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…

Alex Frnka

From How to Rock and Good Luck Charlie, Samantha Boscarino

Samantha Boscarino

Julian Morris of  ER, 24, and Pretty Little Liars..

Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars, Wendy, and Days of Our Lives

Tyler Blackburn

Derek Hough from Dancing With The Stars. He came in with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. And I just learned he’s Julianne Hough‘s brother!

Derek Hough

Also from Dancing With The Stars, here’s Aussie Peta Murgatroyd

Peta Murgatroyd

Hatty Potter fans you’ll know this girl for sure, it’s Ginny Weasley, Bonnie Wright!

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!

The Perks of Being A Wallflower Screening Ticket

The Perks of Being A Wallflower Screening Ticket

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…

Peta Murgatroyd

Peta Murgatroyd

 

…and look, I’m on Nina Dobrev’s Website! Taking a nap!

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

And some more…

Nina Dobrev

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!

Nina Dobrev

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.

Emma Watson Wardrobe Malfunction

Emma Watson Wardrobe Malfunction

And I’m also an extra here!

Emma Watson Wardrobe Malfunction

And here

Emma Watson Wardrobe Malfunction

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.

The end.