Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

Well as 2007 comes to a close, I'd just like to wish everyone a Happy 2008. 2007 has been very exciting for most of the people around me. Lots of changes are taking place, and excitement is on the menu for what's to come.

Enjoy your NYE, and remember to drink lots of champagne - it wouldn't be a proper holiday without some bubbly. Cheers!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Top Ten Things That I'll Miss in LA

10. The avocados
9. The boutiques along Melrose
8. Runyon Canyon (and the view from the top)
7. Class at The Coffee Bean
6. South Bay Sunsets @ Happy Hour
5. Running in the 90210 on the weekends
4. Outdoor Malls and Farmer's Markets
3. In-and-Out Burger
2. Celebrity sightings
1. My awesome friends here

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Everyone in LA asks this question when you decide to leave - WHY? No one understands it. The sunshine, the incredibly good looking people, the beaches, and the smell of fresh flowers when you walk down the street.

Making the decision to leave LA for me was like breaking up with a long term boyfriend. In the long run, you know that it's not right for you...that it's just not meant to be. And if there is no future in this, then why do it anymore. I mean there is no point, right? But it's just so damn hard to end things. I mean you wake up one morning, and realize how gorgeous they much fun you have with them - it becomes addicting and makes it extremely hard to leave. Tears ensue, you question everything, and finally one day, the axe comes crashing down.

Will I miss LA? Like an ex, LA will leave an impression on me for a lifetime. I will miss it SO much. The things that I've learned from the experience can't compare to anything else in my life, and I can say this with true confidence: LA was the best thing that ever happened to me. After busting my ass in grad school and dealing with ridiculous medical issues (at the same time), LA gave me a clean break and allowed me to piece my life back together after it had fallen apart. And let's not forget that I never would have found my future career if I hadn't started this blog. It's funny how life works out.

But hey, I'm still here for 3 more days. So it's not over yet! Stay tuned...

OK, so it's 100% Official

For those of you that don't know, I'm moving back East. There was a lot of flip-flopping involved with this decision, so I didn't actually want to put it in writing until the movers actually came and took my stuff. Yikes, and they actually did. So it's official, I'll be back on Sunday.

This brings me to a great point... what the hell am I going to call my blog now? Am I going to have a blog? Am I going to start a new blog? I need some feedback here, so please leave it in the comments section!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Spice Up Your Life

It's about damn time. The Spice Girls are back together and recently hit LA for the kickoff of their world tour. I love them. I went to see a Spice Girls concert back in '98. They were fantastic, and I can imagine that they would be just as great today. Thank goodness for reunions. Come on, you cannot tell me that Spice Up Your Life is not the best work out song ever! La La La, La La La La La La....

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sightings and Celeb Scoop

I guess the powers that be didn't think that interviewing 4 A-List celebrities was enough for me in one day. So as I networked my butt off with other members of the entertainment press at the bar at the Four Seasons following all of our interviews, we were blessed with the presence of Sienna Miller. She sat at the bar, looking fabulous with a scarf on her head. Remember when I threatened to fight her after the Pittsburgh comment? Um, yeah right. She's so perfect that I could never do it. (I also just heard from a source last weekend that the racy sex scene in Factory Girl is real - they were actually having sex. Yowza).

By the way, I had to go to the bathroom Saturday and look in the mirror and actually say "is this my life? YES."
God, I love it so much.

The Full Report

OK, so I've been covering movies and press junkets for the past nine months, but this past weekend I really went out with a bang. FOX held a double feature screening on Friday night on their lot in the Zanuck Theater - first 27 Dresses and then Penelope. Saturday an international press conference was held at the Four Seasons for 27 Dresses, and afterwards roundtables for Penelope. What a day is all that I can say...

Katherine Heigl stars in 27 Dresses - Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride!
Let's start with 27 Dresses. The film is cute, but totally cheesy. I'm sure that everyone will see it, but I felt a bit disappointed in it. It basically took every cliche from other romantic comedies that we know and wrapped it all up in one film. The interviews on Saturday were with Ed Burns and Katherine Heigl. James Marsden apparently got stuck in the snow somewhere (James, I am still so mad at you, I totally wanted to belt out Hairspray tunes with you). THE SCOOP: Katherine Heigl, although getting some bad press lately, is NOT a bitch at all. In fact, I think that she is now my favorite celebrity that I've met. Very personable, friendly, and likable. We hit it off because I explained to her that I am totally that single girl that always either ends up being a bridesmaid or at 20 weddings every year. She's a total knockout, yet not too full of herself. Ed Burns was also very nice and charming - I guess you'd have to be if you were married to Christy Turlington, right? Did I get to ask them questions? Of course. Am I going to tell you all about it? Well certainly not because then you won't read my review when it comes out in January!
Ed Burns, 27 Dresses

Penelope shocked me. I didn't know much about the film to begin with, and thought that a movie about a girl with a pig nose was bound to be a failure. The film, which is the first independent film produced by Reese Witherspoon's Type A Productions, is a heart warming tale that will win over people worldwide. It has a great message and all-star cast. And I totally have the biggest crush on James McAvoy now.
Christina Ricci stars in Penelope

THE SCOOP: I had intimate roundtable interviews with Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, Director Mark Palansky, and producers Jennifer Simpson, Scott Steindorff, and Dylan Russell. Christina Ricci just chopped her hair (for Speedracer) and dyed it very light brown. She looks good, and was very nice. Not as personable as Katherine, but I wasn't really surprised by that. Christina has a unique personality and we can see this in her film choices. Catherine O'Hara is hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing around her...and having the chance to talk closely with both the director and producers was really interesting. I love hearing how everything came together and the challenges faced on the set. Did I ask them questions? Of course. Am I going to tell you all about it? Well certainly not because then you won't read my review when it comes out in February!
Catherine O'Hara, Penelope
Penelope Director, Mark Palansky

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sightings and Celeb Scoop

Do I have some Gossip for you! Saturday afternoon at Basix Cafe in West Hollywood, Blake Lively was seen with a really hot guy and was wearing huge pink sunglasses as she sat on their outside patio for brunch. I couldn't help but stare at her a little between bites of my eggs benedict - she's absolutely gorgeous. Her breakout role was in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, but we now know her as the star of Gossip Girl. I will admit...I watched the first episode of Gossip Girl this year, and hated it. But as I've seen a few more episodes, it has grown on me. Blake used to bother me because I always felt like she was talking like she had a mouth guard in her mouth. (Seriously, listen next time). But now I don't notice as much. This probably means that A. she is working with a speech coach or 2. I am completely just brainwashed by the CW.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Addicted to The Hills

Yes, many of us are addicted to the show on MTV. But I'm talking now about the real thing. The Hollywood Hills, although a strange and sort of mysterious place, can be very addicting. I spent this past Saturday night out with friends at 3 different parties in the Hills. The second was so exclusive that we had to park our car somewhere and then take a shuttle past a blocked off entrance. Seriously, only in Hollywood. Check out the picture of this house that we hung out at - Addicting views? Yes. Unbelievable!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Interviews this Week!

OK, I know - I didn't write on my blog for a couple of weeks. But I'm here to tell you that I have a story that was worth the wait. This week, I have two great interviews lined up: Christina Ricci (for her new film Penelope) and Katherine Heigl (for her new film 27 Dresses).

Um, hello - my life is awesome. I love both of these women, so of course I'm nervous and thrilled at the same time. I'm really excited to screen 27 Dresses before it comes out because it's all about being a bridesmaid when you are still single. Ha, welcome to my life!

Does anyone have any yearning questions that they would like me to ask these two Hollywood Starlets???

Let me know before Friday if you do.

Random Thoughts by CMorg

Wow, I have been really bad about keeping up with my blog lately. Apologies to all. There are some random things that have popped into my mind lately, so here goes:

Isn't it great to be the table at the restaurant that is having the most fun? You know, everyone is laughing so hard and having such a great time that other patrons around you feel completely jealous and like something is missing in their life. I love when this happens and I am part of that table.

Last year, I found it depressing to see Christmas lights on Palm trees and boats. For some reason this year, I now find it to be fantastic. What a difference a year can make. Maybe I got over the LA slump?

It's nice to live in a city that has old theaters that still show the classics...and by classics, I mean movies like Ghostbusters. More cities should do this outside of LA and New York.

Europeans have a funny habit. They'll wear the same outfit 3 days in a row. It baffles me, but I see it all the time in my school. This would never be OK in the US. Americans are all way too judgemental.

Everyone should download the song "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service into their iPods. Just listen to it through your headphones, and you will be so glad that I told you this.

Speaking of iPods, I've decided that popular songs that I download have a curse against them...because usually as soon as I muster up the $1 to put them into a playlist, I then decide that the song is way too played out. Figures.