Friday, January 30, 2015

Inspire Yourself With "A Second Chance"



"A Second Chance: The Janelle Morrison Story"
available on March 24th

An elite triathlete's inspiring journey from near-fatal crash to the podium.

There are many inspiring stories out there in the world, here is another one to motivate you beyond your concept of possible and impossible


A Second Chance: The Janelle Morrison Story is the story of a professional long distance triathlete who suffered a near-fatal car crash and her battle to race again. Janelle's recovery was nothing short of miraculous, astonishing doctors every step of the way. 

Within three months she was walking without crutches and was able to run a few weeks later. She returned to training camps with her coach seven months into her recovery and returned to professional racing less than two years after her horrific accident. 

This inspiring story follows Janelle's incredible road to recovery, from wheelchair to podium, giving audiences a unique insight to what it takes to chase a dream.


Twitter @2ndchancefilm   

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Cleanses Her Vagina

Gwyneth Paltrow: Fresher Than a Summer's Eve
Gwyneth Paltrow steamed out the contents of her V-spot and spilled it all on Goop. 

Yes, that's right folks, the G Spot took to her lifestyle site Goop and wrote about an expensive (quell surprise) Santa Monica retreat called Tikkun Holistic Spa.

"The real golden ticket here is the Mugworth V-Steam: You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al." 

The spa's site gives a history of the art of vagina steaming , explaining that it has been utilized in Korea "for hundreds of years" and helps to "maintain internal health" and keeps "skin looking young and healthy. The procedure involves the placement of boiled leaves and flower buds on a "specific area of the body" for "detoxication." 

Heralded as "the talk of the town," the V-Steam will cost you $50 for a 30-minute treatment.

Now THAT is one high end douche!

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a V-Steam at:
http://www.tikkunspa.com/

Pour Some Goop On It: 
http://goop.com/

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Alan Cumming: Rock Out With Your 50 Year Old C#ck Out!

Alan Cumming: Hell Yeah! I Am 50!
Alan Cumming rocked out with his cock out for his 50th Birthday celebration at Studio 54, wearing only a red Speedo, oh my!
The Good Wife star, jammed on his Instagram with the pic saying: "This is what fifty looks like!" 
The B-day boy looked awfully happy perched on the shoulders of a male pal in the barely there outfit. While surrounded by friends & acquaintances boogieing under a disco ball how appropriate.
Happy 50th Alan, you go guy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dudley Saunders, "Jesus Didn't Love Us Enough"

Dudley Saunders

One of my favorite artists, Dudley Saunders, has just released a video for his song - Jesus Didn't Love Us Enough. Read the statement below from Dudley himself: 

After a year of performing multimedia-style in IN THESE BOXES, I decided 2015 is about releasing all the videos I used.  Plus.  Meaning every two weeks until my entire catalog is up.

Here's the first one.

Now, back to work on the next video!

Best,
Dudley


Follow Dudley Online at: 
https://www.facebook.com/dudleysaunders                                                         

Monday, January 26, 2015

Viva LA! @ The Well


Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending the music event Viva LA! at The Well downtown Los Angeles.

The Well is quite the hipster place it's a clothing store, beauty salon and event venue all rolled into one. Oh and they really do know how to throw a party!


I can't praise my Viva LA! experience enough with an indoor and outdoor stage that allowed one act to perform while the other was setting up, is genius.


With some top notch musicians on the bill such as Ariel Beesley, The Planters and Slutever, The Well put on one cool event...Share in the fun with pix I took from last night below. Happy Monday!


Ms. Ariel Beesley Hitting the Ukulele














U-Hauls: They're Not Just For Moving



Rock Out With The Planters












Let's Get Some Shoes!




















Me & The Awesome Ariel Beesley


Experience The Well at: http://www.thewell.la/

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Miley Cyrus, Wants To Talk About Sex...

Before you think this is Miley acting all wild and crazy again to get our attention, well you are sort of correct in that assumption, but not completely...
One of my favorite artists is getting her sex talk on because she's the new face of MAC Cosmetics' iconic Viva Glam campaign. Sales from a hot pink lipstick and lip gloss created by Cyrus benefit the MAC AIDS Fund.

"I think the way sex has been made to be seen as bad or guilty, I think it's just opening up that conversation that's saying if you're doing it, protect yourself. And I think young people need to be talking," She states.
Miley visited the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Youth Center to meet homeless youth and to educate herself more on HIV prevention. 
She shared that when you walk in, there is a bowl of condoms right there. You didn't have to ask.
Ms. Cyrus is proud to be part of the Viva Glam campaign because it isn't about profit, it's about giving back
"You don't see me kind of doing this stuff very often," She notes.. "I'm not the person to go out and say, 'Buy my lipstick,' or 'Buy my this, or, 'Buy my that.' This was something I obviously didn't mind saying...and kind of shamelessly plugging because it's going towards such an amazing thing. Every penny of it! It's not halfway going to help and halfway paying someone's salary. It's a hundred percent!"
Miley, I think you're awesome! 

Viva Miley! at: https://www.macaidsfund.org/

Friday, January 23, 2015

T.G.I.F! "One Step"

One Step
And now for something completely lovely and unique, have a terrific weekend!

ONE STEP is a collaboration between the French director Clément Oberto and L.A.-based electronic composer John Tejada.

Shot in hyper slow-motion with a phantom camera in the Mojave desert, ONE STEP speaks about love, time and life trajectory. 

"After 10 years working with composers, I realized the best way to create a strong match between music and video was to start the collaboration at the earliest stage possible and leave all the doors open," says Oberto.

With ONE STEP, Tejada and Oberto deliver an audio-visual poetry located at the exact intersection between short film and music video.


John Tejada is in the midst of promotion for his upcoming album, Signs Under Test, out via Kompakt on Feb. 3, 2015. Look for the Feb. issue of German Mixmag for the 8-page cover feature (!). Or hear tunes around the globe from the BBC to KCRW.

Clément Oberto has directed and produced a myriad of work, with a peerless vision focused on the creation of distinctive universes for everything from haute couture and art, to commercials and music videos. 


Check out Oberto and Tejada's Collaboration below, you'll be glad you did!




John Tejada Online: 
https://www.facebook.com/johntejadaofficial

Clement Oberto Online:
www.clementoberto.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Julianne Moore Dishes On Madonna's "Body Of Evidence"

One Of These Women Is Not Like The Other: Julianne Moore & Madonna 
Remember when Oscar Nominee, Julianne Moore starred in a film with Madonna? If you are a Madonna fan I am sure you do, if not a possible "maybe" is a logical assumption.

Once upon a time Madonna, in a Basic Instinct age decided she wanted to compete with the then hot Sharon Stone who played a clever murderess who used her brains and sex as a weapon in the hit movie. 


Thus Body of Evidence was born. Being a big Madonna fan then, I saw it opening night. It's one of those "so bad it's entertaining" movies that you never get tired of watching. I even have the one sheet of poster art that was KO'd by the studio on the wall where I live, yeah a collectors item.


Ever wonder how she and Madge got on? Well wonder no Moore (yeah, that was a pun) - She recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen went for it!


Cohen inquired whether she was nervous slapping Madonna during one of their scenes, Julianne said: "I was actually super nervous. I actually didn't even make contact."


Moore continues, "It was a fake slap, but she wasn't talking to me because she was being very method-y,"she added "I felt nervous and scared. I didn't want to hit her at all."


Julianne also reveals, "She was playing the girlfriend and I was playing the wife and we were supposed to be enemies."

Hey Julianne hope you win the Academy Award for Still Alice!

Julianne Moore on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000194/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

Madonna on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000187/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kim Richards "Revenge" This Sunday

Watch Your Back Hamptons, It's Kim Richards!
Revenge is one of the most uneven, frustrating shows I have ever followed. Every season contains good episodes and bad ones, the week to week quality of the show is like a game of darts sometimes it hits sometimes, OK most of the time, it misses.

The last two weeks episodes have left me underwhelmed. Yet I continue to watch and there is added incentive this Sunday as one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards guest stars.

Richards is what drew me to watch RHOBH in the first place as she was a child star when I was growing up. She starred in one of my fave Disney films ever Escape to Witch Mountain. So there!

Obviously Revenge felt the need to call in a drama pro for some extra trouble and Kim is a perfect choice to do just that!

Richards will be playing Stephanie, a society lady and friend of Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe), who is a member of Nolan's (Gabriel Mann) Southampton Beach Club. 

Will Stephanie will be carrying some secrets in her purse? Do you really need to ask? She and her friend Heather each have a secret or three and they're willing to pay good money to keep them on the down low.

So Revenge you have managed to rope me in for one more Sunday by choosing a cleverly well cast guest star. Guess who will be back for more? Yep, me, it's a no brainer. 

Get your Revenge at: https://www.facebook.com/RevengeABC  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Margaret Cho, Fashion Plate

Cho: The Solitaire 
Hey Cho Ho's, yeah there is something else Margaret is up to beside dominating the world on the Golden Globes.

Ms. Margaret has designed "The Solitaire" jumpsuit for women (and Drag Queens, I assume) - 

The “All About Sex” host has teamed up with San Francisco-based clothing line and crowdfunder Betabrand to launch the hooded onesie. The outfit has plenty of storage to hold your daily essentials. It’s described on the site as having two front pockets, two back pockets, a zippered chest pocket and one hidden chest pocket. The current retail price is $160.

“I created The Solitaire because I wanted the perfect outfit. I wanted something that could carry all my essentials: my credit card, cash, ID, lipstick, keys, and smartphone. I want to walk the earth freely without a handbag or anything else to hold me back from my journey, my destiny"

Margaret also comments: “Enter The Solitaire: a gorgeous, figure-flattering jumpsuit that you can wear anywhere, for any occasion.You can dress it up, with heels and jewelry, or you can get really sporty with it via combat boots and a matte lipstick. Anyway you dress it, you look amazing. All your stuff sits neatly in the zippered pockets. You can take on the world with both hands. Rock The Solitaire. It’s all about you.”

Body Slamming For Jesus! "Wrestling With Satan"


Wrestling With Satan 
coming on January 20th

Body Slams and Sleeper Holds For Jesus....
Welcome to the World of Christian Wrestling!

The title says it all, and this falls under the category of: just when you thought you've heard and seen it all, you thought wrong!


"The Christian Wrestling Federation bodyslams for Jesus-literally. On the surface, the CWF looks like a normal WWE wrestling event, with costumed characters jumping from the ropes and wrestlers being hit in the back of the head with chairs. Sometimes there's blood. Sometimes there's an elbow to the thorax. Except, these violent wrestling moves are all done for the love of Jesus Christ and to save souls." - Harmon Leon, AlterNet (September 25, 2014)

Wrestling With Satan follows the Christian Wrestling Federation as they travel across the US with an arsenal of hope, faith and professional wrestling action. From humble beginnings deep in the heart of Texas, follow this band of evangelical warriors as they pack up their ring and preach the message of Jesus Christ to hundreds of wrestling fans in small towns across the nation, savings souls with both head-smashing and Bible thumping. This is their incredible story of determination helping others grapple with Satan.



Bonus Materials:
Seven Bonus Matches From Ministry Tours Around The USA

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Grease" Live Is The Werd

Hudgens & Hough
In the tradition of Sound of Music live, and because of it's record breaking ratings. A live version of Grease is coming to FOX January 31st 2016 - werd!
The first two casting announcements were made today - and this writer found them a mixed bag.
Julianne Hough will play Sandy, um I'm not sure about the rest of you , but I find the former Dancing With The Stars star and now judge pretty uninteresting. I certainly don't think she can and ever will compete with my first girl crush Olivia Newton-John.
Next up Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Now this is something I can get behind, she is one of my current girl crushes, and I think perfection casting wise.
Julianne had this to say (source E!Online) "Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy," Hough said. "My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I've had in my career so far."
Cutie Vanessa Hudgens who will be on Broadway in Gigi states (source E!Online) "Being Rizzo is something I've never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge. She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I'm going to be a Pink Lady!"  
OK, Zac Efron as Danny Zuko anyone?!

Dolly Parton's New Development

Dolly Parton Keeps Developing

DOLLY PARTON SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH NBC 

Network to Develop Slate of Two-Hour Movies With Legendary Country Icon as Producer
 
Like, who out there does not love Dolly Parton?! Given this news perhaps a live broadcast of the musical "Hello Dolly" should be on the fast track! 

NBC has signed a development deal with Dolly Parton, one of the most honored female country musicians of all time and an American icon.

"I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of '9 to 5: The Musical' with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind," said Dolly Parton.

In conjunction with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, NBC will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of Dolly Parton. This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.

"I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment." I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television."

Added Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment: "We all feel so lucky to be in business with Dolly. We're so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too."
  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Margaret Cho: Sex, Globes & Busking

Margaret Cho: Bring It!
Photo: Kyle Christy for TLC
"I'm of mixed North and South Korean decent. My people have been separated, incarcerated, starved, brainwashed and denied free speech for over 65 years. The only weapon I have is comedy. If you deny us the most basic human dignity, I have the right to make fun of you. I'm not playing the race card. I'm playing the rice card. "  Margaret Cho 

This was Margaret Cho's response regarding her show stealing appearance on the 2015 Golden Globes Award Ceremony when some people declared what she did racist. Margaret was just doing what comes naturally to her, pushing the envelope and "playing the rice card" like she has for many years prior to the high profile evening. 

In addition to her recent triumph on the Globes Cho also has a new TV show. What's it about? It's All About Sex, she along with Heather McDonald, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry let it all hang out every Saturday night at 11 pm on TLC.

And she recently took to the streets of San Francisco to busk a move for the city's homeless in honor of the late Robin Williams

OK you all know the drill, it's time to get down to business, Cho business!

MS: Hi Margaret, I hear you have a land line today.

MC: Oh I know it's like, I have no reception in this building and it's really crazy! It's so weird to be that cut off so it's very exciting to have a land line.

MS: Congratulations on the Golden Globes that was really awesome!

MC: Thank you.

MS: What a surprise it was really kept under wraps.

Hey North Korea, We're Addressing You! l-r Tina Fey, Margaret, Amy Poehler
MC: It was a big secret. Tina Fey and I had talked about it and said that is was our secret thing. Her and Amy Poehler didn't tell anybody it was going to happen, it was great! I love those guys!

MS: They were going to tell jokes about North Korea anyway, this took it to the next level.

MC: Right and they actually had somebody of North Korean decent to be able to sock it to them! (laughs) I mean I really wanted to sock it to North Korea, my family has been separated for sixty-five years. They've been tortured, killed and starved for over a generation and a half. It's really important to me to be able to make that statement against them, because the only weapon I have is comedy. It was a great, beautiful pleasure to do it.

MS: People's backlash against you doing it seemed really strange to me.

MC: Because people are racist, it's just racism and it's really sad. There is so much anti-Asian things out there in comedy. Yet the only time anyone makes a fuss is when I do something. That's fucked up.

MS: It's totally fucked up. No one I know thought anything like "Ooooooo racism" when they saw it. All I heard from friends was how great you were.

MC: Because you don't know any racists! (both laugh) You don't know anybody who is racist! (laughing)

MS: Well I wouldn't tolerate it.

MC: That's good, yeah I wouldn't either so it's shocking to me too.

MS: You played the "rice card."

MC: Yeah, those are my people and I'm playing the "rice card."

MS: Let me play Devil's Advocate really quickly here. Since this whole race thing came up, and it is something that never would have occurred to me. How would you have felt if a Caucasian comedian, say Tina Fey did what you did?

MC: Well I don't think she would. I don't think anybody would and I would be disappointed because I would want to do it. This type of thing is my job. 

MS: How was meeting Meryl Streep?

MC: Afterward she kissed me.

MS: Ooooooooh!
Yes! Benedict Cumberbatch Photo Bombing Meryl Streep & Margaret 

MC: She kissed me on the cheek after and it was so warm and loving and generous. I was super excited about Benedict Cumberbatch photo bombing me. I am a total Cumberbitch! When I was rehearsing the angle of the photo I pointed the camera in his direction hoping he would do it, and he did. (laughs)

MS:  Let's talk about your latest TV show All About Sex on TLC. I caught the premiere episode and I like what Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry said about women having extramarital affairs. That women have always been having them, but now they are just more open about them. I think that is true.

MC: Right. We're able to be more honest now about our dishonesty. 

MS: Like you said on the show women are conditioned to lie, be duplicitous.

MC: Be liars, be duplicitous. To not sort of tell the truth and to be very good at it. To save people's feelings, not to be emasculating...whatever the reason. It's very much ingrained in us to have a double agent personae. 

MS: (laughs) I like that, I know plenty of women who are just as horny as men.

MC: Exactly!

MS: Did you know I write about sex?

MC: Yes,that's great!

MS: Like you, I don't have a degree in that field but I have an opinion.

MC: Everybody is an expert actually. We all know what it is and what's going on, we can all speak to it. 

MS: The first episode was titled "Friends With Benefits" that's something you like, correct?


Hot Stuff! Margaret Cho
Photo: Dusti Cunningham
MC: Yeah, that's a thing, as is long love affairs, monogamy and one night stands. They're all different and they're all great in their own way. They all have pros and cons, any kind of human connection that's sexual has the potential to be fulfilling.Every connection with another human being is different, you grow to enjoy and respect the differences. The world is full of people and you've got to figure out and navigate your own way through it. 

MS: Tell me about busking for the homeless in your home city of San Francisco in honor of Robin Williams.

MC: It was great! I got to bring all the different things I do together...comedy, singing and burlesque, I would just get naked in the street. That raised a lot of money, people would see my body and give me money, I don't know why (laughs) but I raised a lot of money for the homeless. I would put money in my G-string and give it to homeless people, and they were so happy they were crying. It was so beautiful, we were able to set-up haircuts for homeless people, we had the show happening and food, money and clothing were being donated. There was a beauty salon on the corner with many talented people donating their time giving manicures and pedicures on the street. That's incredible! This would go on for three hours at a time all over San Francisco it was really profound, I really loved it. 

MS: Awesome!

MC: What's really remarkable was there was a big storm and the city opened up a bunch of buildings so homeless people could have shelter from the rain. Also Google donated two million dollars to the homeless the same week we performed. I feel like we started some sort of consciousness about the homeless that had a greater effect than what we were just doing. 

MS: Very cool. Of course you're touring in 2015, where are you recording your special?

MC: At the Gramercy Theatre in New York, the special will be recorded on March 7th, I will also be performing there on March 6th as well. The show is all about how to deal with the problems of the world we're encountering and how to manage our own reach around the injustice. It's called "There's No I in Team, But There is a Cho in Psycho" (both laugh).

MS: This is off the cuff but do you ever watch "The Good Wife?" something you just said made me think of it.

MC: Oh, my really great friend Alan Cumming is on that, no I haven't seen it.

MS: You should watch it sometime I think you'd love it.

MC: I will, Alan is the best guy!

Keep Current With Everything Margaret at: 

https://twitter.com/margaretcho

http://margaretcho.com/

https://www.facebook.com/officialmargaretcho

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's Chumming! Sharknado 3!

You know the old saying "When pigs fly out my ass?" Well F#@k those trough eaters, the likelihood of sharks flying out your ass is inevitable, bitches!
That's correct flying out of our collective asses in 2015, Sharknado 3 is coming, or is that chumming?
Whatever! This I know Tara Reid and Ian Ziering are returning. Yippee ki yay shark bait!
Sharknado 2: The Second One was Syfy's most-watched original movie with 3.9 million viewers.
When viewers last saw Ziering's Fin and Reid's April, they were battling sharks in New York. Reid's character got a saw hand. Is that the opposite of a not seen hand, just asking?
Location, location, location.. Ian Ziering had different ideas on that topic. "I think it should be a European city. We have so many foreign fans, I think we should take the movie to them," Ziering stated "I thought wouldn't it be great instead of demolishing a city, if we, through a Sharknado, could rebuild it? Wouldn't it be fantastic if we went to Italy and Sharknado straightened the Leaning Tower of Pisa."
Food for thought.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Mold Is Coming! Motivational Growth


Motivational Growth 
coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 17

"Unlike anything you've seen before."
Ain't It Cool News

"A mind-numbing film that wants you to exit the theater debating the existential happenings that you and your friends just sat through."
The HollyWood Outsider


Beware of the mold that thinks...


BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2013
BEST COMEDY FILM: Louisville Fright Night Film Fest, 2013
BEST FEATURE: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, 2013
Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian's neglected bathroom, works to win Ian's trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. 

With The Mold's help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he's been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian's life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of.