• Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events,  Movies

    A “Mighty Ducks” Meet and Greet

    WHAT Autograph signing and VIP interview panel WHERE Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA WHEN April 15, 2018 Anyone who knows me even moderately well knows that I’m obsessed with the “Mighty Ducks” movies. (It’s even in my Twitter bio, y’all.) So it’s safe to say that this year’s birthday gift from my boyfriend Aaron was pretty perfect – a VIP pass to an autograph signing and meet-and-greet with some of the cast from the franchise! Scheduled to appear were Matt Doherty (Averman – my favorite!), Vincent LaRusso (Adam Banks), Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine), Brandon Adams (Jesse Hall), Aaron Schwartz (Karp), and Scott Whyte (Gunnar Stahl / Scooter). It was held in Mansfield,…

  • Celebs

    Joanne Trattoria (Lady Gaga’s family restaurant)

    LOCATION Joanne Trattoria, an Upper West Side Italian restaurant owned and operated by Lady Gaga’s family. ADDRESS Joanne Trattoria 70 West 68th St New York, NY joannenyc.com STORY & PHOTOS So this isn’t a filming location, but it is owned by a celebrity family. Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, parents of Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga), run Joanne Trattoria on New York’s Upper West Side. The namesake of the cozy Italian eatery is Joseph’s late sister Joanne, who also happens to be the namesake of Lady Gaga’s 2016 album Joanne. Within walking distance of Lincoln Center, Joanne Trattoria is a cute little spot for lunch or dinner.

  • Celebs,  Events,  TV

    “Reality Stars Give Back” Toys for Tots Fundraiser

    WHERE VFW Hall, Portsmouth, NH WHEN December 4, 2015 Last Friday my friend Alex and I, who have both loved summertime guilty pleasure “Big Brother” for a long time, went to the 8th annual Reality Stars Give Back fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Portsmouth, NH. Despite the fact that this has been going on for eight years, this was the first year I’d ever gone. I think the appearances of our BB17 favorites Johnny Mac and Jason are what caught my eye. Anyway, we decided to go and I’m really glad we did!

  • Celebs,  Exhibits

    Soboroff Typewriter Collection at the Paley Center

    WHAT Soboroff Typewriter Collection; typewriters belonging from celebrities and writers from Hemingway to Capote WHERE The Paley Center, 465 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA WHEN March 9, 2015 STORY & PHOTOS While I was at the Paley Center recently, checking out the “Survivor” exhibit (read about that here), the staff let me know that there was also a cool typewriter exhibit upstairs. The Soboroff Typewriter Collection, a twenty-eight typewriter collection, includes models used by authors, celebrities, and public figures. Among the typewriters featured were those belonging to Ernest Hemingway, John Lennon, and Truman Capote.

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events

    Event: “Scandal” PaleyFest Panel

    WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland WHEN March 8, 2015 STORY & PHOTOS Our third and final PaleyFest adventure this year was the panel for “Scandal”! The theater was electric; all the Gladiators in the room were practically foaming at the mouth. The “Lawn Chair” episode was screened (um, emotional much?) and then moderator Jimmy Kimmel introduced the cast. It was the biggest panel we saw, and all of the principal cast members were there, which was awesome.

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events

    Event: “Girls” PaleyFest Panel

    WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland WHEN March 8, 2015 STORY & PHOTOS “GIRLS”. You love it or you hate it, and I love it. (Though not as much as my pal Alex, who loves “Girls” more than anyone.) He and I were both really excited for the “Girls” PaleyFest panel. We tandem-read (and loved) Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl while poolside in Miami last year, and Lena is one of Alex’s heroes. It was a big deal to be there.

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events

    Event: “The Good Wife” PaleyFest Panel

    WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland WHEN March 7, 2015 STORY & PHOTOS “The Good Wife” is hands-down one of the best shows on TV today. It has the wit, intelligence, acting and writing quality of a primo cable drama, but it airs 20-24 episodes a year on CBS. Crazy! The creative team and the cast are incredibly talented, and I was thrilled to get to attend their PaleyFest panel tonight!

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Filming Location,  TV

    City Hall from “Parenthood”

    LOCATION City Hall (supposedly in Berkeley), where Kristina has to go on “Parenthood” when she decides to run for city office. ADDRESS Pasadena City Hall 100 N Garfield Ave Pasadena, CA STORY & PHOTOS In the fifth-season opener of NBC’s emotional roller-coaster of a feel-good family show “Parenthood”, Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) makes the gutsy decision to run for mayor of Berkeley, against her former employer Bobby Little (Jonathan Tucker). She has to file her paperwork in a hurry, and she does it at City Hall — which is the same City Hall that stands in for Pawnee City Hall on “Parks and Recreation”. In real life, it’s Pasadena City…

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events,  TV

    Event: “American Horror Story: Coven” PaleyFest Panel

    WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland WHEN March 28, 2014 STORY & PHOTOS Tonight was the PaleyFest panel for “American Horror Story: Coven” and hot damn, was the crowd excited! People literally cheered for everything but it was really fun. There was a good energy in the air. They screened the episode “Burn, Witch, Burn”, and then brought out the cast.

  • Celebs,  Events,  TV

    Event: “Veep” PaleyFest Panel

    WHERE Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland WHEN March 27, 2014 STORY & PHOTOS If you haven’t yet watched HBO’s “Veep”, you’re really missing out. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States, and is surrounded by an outstanding supporting cast. “Veep” takes a hilarious look at Washington and the White House with a warts-and-all approach. It’s like “Arrested Development” meets “The West Wing”.