Friday, November 24, 2017

Only In California

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie
Laura Dern
How was your Thanksgiving? Well mine was sunny and the temperature was in the 90's. Yes, that's correct, no freezing of the ass for this guy and his fellow minions in the City of Angels

Thus I hereby bring you this photo of one of my fellow sun bunnies and favorite actresses, Laura Dern soaking up the sun in Malibu, wearing nothing more than a black bikini. 

Can you believe she is 50?! 

As someone who is 51, my take is age is just a number and you only get better not older. Laura is genuine proof of this. She recently slayed in HBO's Big Little Lies.

Now would someone please pass me the sunscreen? It's just another 90 degree day here in Los Angeles

Ciao!

Laura on IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000368/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Michael's Musings

Would You Like a Leg? A Thigh? Or...
Michael Shinafelt
Let's start things off by wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. I sincerely thought about listing the things I am thankful for this week. Then I thought who the f#ck am I kidding?!

This Daddy is too authentic for that kind of BS! That does not mean you will not find gratitude in this Turkey Day column. It simply means I am keeping it real like I always do. Yep, it's business as usual my minions...gobble, gobble!

Tea Bags or Tea Bagging? Know the difference???

Every Thanksgiving I wonder: What do Victoria's Secret Models eat today?

For the record I copped a feel off Billy Idol's ass once

Oh Fang! "My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor." - Phyllis Diller

Sandy Zacky's "White Christmas" is a treasure, yep, it's Thanksgiving so listen to it, and listen to it now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueCuT6tB50E

There is always something there to remind me...of what? I don't know
R.I.P.
David Cassidy
David Cassidy passed away. I remember fantasizing hard about this Annie Leibovitz shot image of him from Rolling Stone. It's all about the pubic hair.

What? You want more Christmas? Damn! It's only Thanksgiving!!! OK, here you go Mike Clifford's rendition of "The Christmas Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2v214rx7AE

Alright, I will tell you WTF I am thankful for. My friends, my family, my life. The usual suspects.

My advice to anyone? No matter what, keep smiling. Even if you aren't happy it's contagious and has the power to disturb others.

Something I would be thankful for? Anything that would truly make America great again instead of this dictatorship I did not vote for.

On that note, I am thankful turkey has Trytophan, sleep it does a body good

Today will be glorious, I am loving a day with nothing to attend to, except eating!

Boxing is my new jam!

Get on your knees and thank me at:

https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pills & Kills "The Theta Girl"


Once upon a time...


The Theta Girl, a feature film produced by first-time filmmakers David Axe and Christopher Bickel, is coming to film circuits this Winter.

The film had its world-premiere in Atlanta on Friday the 13th of October at midnight -- a fitting time slot for opening what director Christopher Bickel calls "a brutally violent existential horror film." At the Atlanta screening, several audience members walked out of the film following one shocking scene depicting a violent home invasion. The audience members who remained were very vocal and enthusiastic about their enjoyment and appreciation of the film, one audience member writing in a comment online: "Holy sh*t! Talk about a low-budget MASTERPIECE. A gory drug-induced mystery! A psychedelic B Movie thriller! Roger Corman-esque Punk cinema that's WAY better and smarter than it should be! A++++++"

The Theta Girl was produced on a shoestring budget of $14,000. To put that budget into perspective, the film could have been made 3,571 times over for what it cost Hollywood to make one Emoji Movie. It is the first film for Axe and Bickel, and indeed it was the first film for the majority of cast and crew. Though the film exhibits some rough edges as a result of its extremely low budget and the experience level of the creators, it has been enthusiastically praised for its high entertainment value, thoughtful existential themes, and shocking content. 

The film has already received accolades from critics. One critic gushing "not only is it possibly the best independent film of 2017 but possibly one of the best examples of low budget filmmaking EVER!" (full review HERE)

Venerated Indie Film magazine Film Threat gave The Theta Girl high marks calling it "edgy, thoughtful, quality entertainment." (full review HERE)

Billed as an "existenploitation film," The Theta Girl follows the trials and tribulations of young drug-dealer, Gayce Delko, and the hallucinogen she peddles. "Theta" was a "fun drug" -- a drug that blew people's minds. Theta was supposed to be a door to Heaven, but when her best friends get methodically and brutally murdered, Gayce realizes theta might also be a door to Hell -- and it's up to her to shut it. The film's tagline is "She brought the pills. He brought the kills." 

Bickel describes The Theta Girl as "an exercise in sex, drugs, punk rock, brutality, gore, revenge, and self-actualization... but really it's an art film." 

The Theta Girl was written by David Axe and directed by Christopher Bickel, who also shot, edited, and provided sound-design for the film. Axe and Bickel also served as the film's producers under the "Barron Perter Productions" moniker. The film stars Victoria Elizabeth as "Gayce," Shane Silman as "Brother Marcus," and Darrelle D. Dove as "Derek." 

The film has not been rated by the MPAA, but it contains nudity, drug use, adult themes, and extremely graphic violence. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hitting The Tinsel, Gwen Stefani

Be Your Own Ornament!
Gwen Stefani
Since Thanksgiving draws nigh and is officially/unofficially the start of Christmas, yes I said the start of Christmas, because lets face it Christmas is truly more than a day in December it is one long _______ fill in your own blank.

While many of you turkey gobblers will be hitting the bottle this weekend, witness one Gwen Stefani at the Empire State Building tree lighting ceremony, hitting the tinsel as it were. That's correct minions while most of you are keeping Christmas at bay by drinking the pain away this weekend Gwen is embracing it by dressing like a tree ornament so her and the tinsel are one.

Gee you'd never know she has a holiday CD to promote bearing the ominous title You Make It Feel Like Christmas, now would you???

Give in to your inner tinsel desires and bend it like Gwen, be your own tree ornament damn it!

Gwen on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gwenstefani/?hl=en  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Zero F#cks Monday

She's Got The Look
Erika Jayne
The less said about last night's American Music Awards the better. The AMAs felt like a fast food menu, you partake but there is no real satisfaction. 

While combing through red carpet photos this morning one of the images stood out for me, the one of Erika Jayne slaying with a that's, well, so Erika. Also because Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills draws nigh. 

The premiere date is etched in stone in my brain. Why you might ask? Because it is the day after my Birthday. "Yes" the RHOBH premiere date is Tuesday December 19th, the day of my birth is Monday December 18th. Got it? I know you do. So I guess that means Bravo is giving me their present a day late, bastards!

So here it is me giving zero f#cks the Monday before Thanksgiving about the AMA's because, well they were boring AF!

Cheers!

Follow Erika Jayne on Instagram, like me, at:
https://www.instagram.com/theprettymess/?hl=en  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pang!


Hungry for something different?

501 (see three) ARTS and 24th STreet Theatre are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of Pang! on Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm. Pang! – by Dan Froot and Company – is a triptych of adventurous live radio plays based on the oral histories of three American families hungering for change. The 90-minute production is being performed for theatre audiences in the three cities where the actual families live: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (10/20 & 10/21), Los Angeles, California at 24th STreet Theatre (12/2 & 12/3), and Miami, Florida (1/26 & 1/27/18). Pang! aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and promote cross-class dialogue around circumstances faced by families living below the poverty line. For more information on Pang!, please visit Tinyurl.com/pang-info.

Pang! Synopsis –
Pang! is an evening of three highly original theatre pieces about real American families facing poverty’s innumerable challenges – from hunger to gun violence to foreclosure to immigrant life – with love, humor and resilience. Staged as if recording a live radio broadcast or podcast, three actors at microphones voice dozens of characters, from 18-months to 77-years old, from a Burundian refugee speaking in his home language, to a 7-year-old Miami boy whose dialogue is spoken in unison by the entire ensemble. Pang! is a symphony of animated dialogue, musical accompaniment and live Foley sound effects, including doors slamming, dishes scraping, doorbells ringing, shovels digging, and rivers raging.

The plays are produced, written and directed by Dan Froot, in collaboration with the ensemble, with music by Robert Een, sound design by Cricket Myers, lighting design by Christopher Kuhl and are performed by actors Natalie CamunasDonna Simone JohnsonChristopher Rivas, and Froot and Een. Pang!’s lighting director/production manager is Katelan Braymer, the sound engineer is Gary Markowitz, and the dramaturge is Bobby Gordon.

Los Angeles Tickets – 
There will be two Pang! performances in Los Angeles at 24th STreet Theatre (1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007): opening night is on Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm and a matinee on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm follows. Ticket are $24 for adults; $15 for students, seniors and teachers; $10 for teens under 18; and $2.40 for University Park residents (with ID). For tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/PangTickets or call 213-745-6516. 

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of Pang! 
Pang! is a response to our increasing socioeconomic disparity. Over the course of eight months in 2015-2016, Dan Froot and Company created six book-length oral histories of families living with food insecurity in Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles and Miami. They then collaborated with one of the families from each city to devise each of the 30-minute stories that comprise Pang!. The families consult with the Company continuously throughout the adaptation, rehearsal and performance processes. The families include:

From Cedar Rapids:
A family who makes a harrowing escape from war-torn Burundi and resettles as refugees in Eastern Iowa. The play is a fictionalized account of the making of a documentary podcast about the family’s story by a do-gooder producer. As he tries to bend the family’s narrative to serve his mission, cultural misunderstandings ensue. The family is, in the end, able to communicate a more nuanced understanding of immigrant life than the producer has ever imagined.

From Los Angeles:
We are introduced to Beatrice, her nine spirited children and her cantankerous elderly uncle, Gregorio, as she takes us on a tour of the beautiful two-story house her grandmother purchased 65 years prior. We witness heartwarming vignettes from the family’s history: uproarious backyard barbecues, chaotic school mornings, teenage sisters fighting over the house’s only phone. We learn that the uncle has been trying desperately to modify the home’s second mortgage. Enter Rex Salonga, a convivial mortgage adjuster. Through a tragicomic kaleidoscope of phone messages and home visits, Rex befriends Gregorio and convinces him to allow Rex to “help” him modify his loan. Spoiler alert: the foreclosure crisis is not over.

From Miami:
A seven-year-old boy sews seeds of hope by fantasizing his family's way out of a Miami neighborhood besieged by violence and beset by racism. The play is written from the child’s point of view, as audiences are taken on a wild ride that merges super-hero fantasies with car crashes, the tooth fairy, and the loss of a dear family friend.

Even though the plays deal with sobering realities, they are rich with the humor, warmth and resilience of the families themselves.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just Because...Snow Bunnies!

Say Hello to my Widdle Friend
Kristin Davis
Just Because bunnies are cute,Just Because we need a respite from the appalling sh!t show of our current government, and Just Because one of the bunnies is Kristin Davis. For some Saturday solitude here is, Kristin Davis (naturally) Charlotte from Sex and the City and, what else? A wascally, widdle, wabbit!

The two were caught canoodling at the traditional inauguration of the Christmas market in Henndorf, Austria. Say that three times fast!

Kristin looks pleased as punch to be getting to know her furry buddy and the bunny looks pretty happy too!

So when you feel like your mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Gaze upon this image and breathe.

Have a warm and fuzzy Saturday!

Kristin on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/iamkristindavis/?hl=en 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Got Ed Wood?



Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird
announce brand new 4k transfer of Ed Wood's THE VIOLENT YEARS 

Coming to Blu-ray on November 21st

Enjoy The Violence!!!

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird are excited to announce an November 21st release of THE VIOLENT YEARS on Blu-ray. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. THE VIOLENT YEARS is the third release of dozens in this partnership, following THE ZODIAC KILLER and BAT PUSSY.

Written by legendary Hollywood outsider Edward D. Wood, Jr. (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, GLEN OR GLENDA), THE VIOLENT YEARS is the story of Paula Parkins (Jean Moorehead), a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teenage hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies, and cold-blooded murder! From Wood's patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a "man attack," THE VIOLENT YEARS is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing. Remember, "This is a story of violence!"

"Ed Wood's influence is woven into our DNA," said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. "We're honored to help the world reassess his importance as a ground-breaking queer filmmaker through our release of THE VIOLENT YEARS with Something Weird. Wherever he is, we hope Ed is smiling."

Special features include:
- New 4K scan from the original camera negative!
- Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER) and Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey!
- Gutter-noir trailers from the Something Weird vault!
- Memorabilia scrapbook!
- Bonus movie: ANATOMY OF A PSYCHO (1961), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
- Reversible cover art
  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Michael's Musings

California Dreamin'...
Michael Shinafelt
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - James Dean

This past week has been a odd one I can't really put a handle one how to define it other than we all have to dream


Dreaming is what keeps us moving, and moving is how we accomplish our dreams. That's not a quote from someone else. I just said that, right here, right now.

Let's make this week a dream. Shall we play???

One of my favorite things about waking up at 3 AM from insomnia is how perfectly still and quite the world is. It is a very productive time for me.

File This Under One Can Dream: "Waiting for someone from Big Bang Theory to be outed as a rapist so that godawful show can be canceled" - Faith Choyce, Comedian 

How about that lackluster season finale of American Horror Story: Cult?


Tweet others as you would like to be tweeted


Some days I want to put on my dancing shoes and pretend I can


I saw an interracial gay couple in the grocery store the other day. Those guys looked like the black and white version of each other.

Best Headline: I Stuck 9 Creme Eggs Up My Bum

Always follow the Laws of Attraction

Meanwhile, down in the valley...

Blake Shelton is People Magazine's sexiest man alive. He's not even the sexiest Blake alive, or dead for that matter.

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate

When in doubt, shake your booty!

Sometimes, when I am at a total loss I think "What would Satan do?"

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world" - Harriet Tubman 

For sweet dreams follow me at:
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mike Clifford "The Christmas Song"

Santa's On His Way!
Mike Clifford
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." - The Christmas Song

You've heard it all before, and it's been done many times, many ways, most notably by the late Nat King Cole. Well here it comes again, another rendition of the classic and timeless tune, with a modern twist sung by none other than Mike Clifford of "Close to Cathy" and "What a Wonderful World" fame.

Yes Virginia, Mike Clifford is bringing you his unique take on "The Christmas Song."

Mike is here with ten wishes for humanity, himself and the world this Holiday Season. Are you ready, here comes Santa Mike!

1) Everyone has enough food & shelter

2) All animals in shelters are adopted 

3) Peaceful solutions to world conflict

4) New breakthroughs in medical research

5) I make the charts again
Celebrate!
Mike Clifford & Robert Forrester
6) Every child has at least one Christmas present

7) Celebrations are held with no violence

8) Everyone likes my new Christmas video

9) Frontier Airlines improves it's on time record

10) Everyone gets to have brunch at least once at the fabulous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO

Enjoy the video after the jump!



Santa Mike is on his way! at:

https://www.reverbnation.com/mikeclifford6
https://www.facebook.com/MikeCliffordsWonderfulWorld/

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Boy and His Dog

Puppy Love
Charlie Hunnam
Because the season of giving draws nigh I thought this charming photo of hunky Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy and his pooch posing in West Hollywood for fans was appropriate.

Now you may be scratching something wondering why, or you may see the connection, but not sure of what point I am trying to put across.

People love pets. The Holiday season tends to play on our best instincts and emotions. So how about this year when you give the gift that keeps on giving a companion for someone, adopt them from a shelter.

Like Naughty Girls, Shelter Pets need love too!

Something to contemplate in the countdown to Christmas, think about it, but not too much, giving something that makes two living things happy. That's the spirit!

Charlie on Instagram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBYXJiKSPPA 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ph-Ph-Ph Photobomb!

Dropping Bombs
Emma Stone & Jennifer Lawrence
Being it's Monday and all let's start the week off with something that will hopefully set the tone for the rest of it - levity in the form of a celebrity photobomb!

Whose bombing who? Well it's none other than Jennifer Lawrence dropping the bomb on her friend Emma Stone at the Governor's Awards in Los Angeles

Hello? What's that you say? Who, what, why are the Governor's Awards? Honestly I don't know. I suppose I could Google it and find out, but nah, it really doesn't matter to me. If it does to you feel free to let your fingers do the walking.

Frankly all I care about is this fun image of two friends and the only kind of bomb one should drop.

Got it? Smile it's Monday minions! 

Emma on IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1297015/

Jennifer on IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2225369/

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Schwing! Christopher Atkins

Nostalgia's For Geeks???
Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins

As you all know I am a big Law & Order: SVU fan. If, like me you watch it you know Brooke Shields has been guest starring as the Grandmother of Olivia Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) adopted son Noah on the current season. This got me Turtle Island Dreaming about one naked Christopher Atkins!

Christopher was the fuel of many of my gay boy fantasies when he went full frontal in the movie The Blue Lagoon. That was followed up by a Playgirl spread and more complete male nudity in A Night in Heaven with Lesley Ann Warren.

Yep, Chris was quite the bold one in his day and was one of the main reasons I knew I was gay.

Since I can't post images of him that made me Schwing on my site I did what I naturally do. Saunter over to Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things, of course.

Tye did a an awesome piece on what Atkins meant to a young gay boy and his coming to terms with that, in terms of our man Chris aiding and abetting in the process. Titled: A Return Trip to Turtle Island -

Have some sweet dreams by clicking on the NSFW link below and Schwing Out Sister it's Sunday!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

D.O.A: A Right Of Passage


Punk Rock + It's Origin = D.O.A.

"D.O.A. is as much of a Woodstock as punk may ever inspire."
The New York Times
"D.O.A. features state-of-the-art performances... 
Still, it's the eerie Spungen-Vicious dialogue that will probably haunt most viewers."
Rolling Stone

D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage is the ground-breaking classic rockumentary about the origin of punk rock. The film will be coming to select theaters in mid-November, and will also be available in a collector's edition Blu-ray + DVD package.

"High Times is pleased to finally uncover and restore this extraordinary, vintage film - D.O.A.," said High Times owner and CEO Adam Levin. 

The vision for the film can be attributed to two people: Tom Forcade (the founder of High Times magazine) and filmmaker Lech Kowalski (East of Paradise). The production centered around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the US, which ended with the group breaking up. Forcade and Kowalski followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars during their seven-city U.S. tour. 

Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals and punks of all shapes and colors, the film makers captured a grainy, stained snapshot of the punk movement at its peak (which includes the now famous footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed) along with rare interview and concert footage of the late seventies punk rock music scene. 

As John Holmstrom, Founding Editor of PUNK Magazine, writes in his liner notes:
"D.O.A., the original 1950 film noir and A Rite of Passage's namesake, was about a dead man walking who wanted to get revenge on his killers. This aptly describes D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage, which was made by a man who killed himself a few months later, who wanted to get revenge on his tormentors: corporate and government control of rock music and youth culture."
For Holmstrom's complete story, go HERE.

With live performances by the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, along with additional music from The Clash, Iggy Pop, this iconic documentary is now available for the first time ever on disc!


Screenings:
11/15-11/16 - Phoenix, AZ - FilmBar 
11/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hollywood Theater
11/17 - Dallas, TX - Texas Theater 
11/21 - Baltimore, MD - Parkway Theater
11/29 - Iowa City, IA - FilmScene
12/1 + 12/3 - Boston, MA - Brattle (Cambridge, MA)
12/4 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theater
12/11 - Nashville, TN - Belcourt
12/18 - Maitland, FL - Enzian 
1/3 - Yonkers, NY - Alamo Drafthouse
1/12 - Tulsa, OK - Circle Cinema 
1/12-1/14 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
1/15 - San Francisco, CA - Alamo Drafthouse
1/15 - Denver, CO - Alamo Sloans Lake 
1/18 - Louisville, KY - Speed Museum 

Pre-order at MVDshop.com 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rock Out, With Your Gaga Out!

Wave Your Hands In The Air Like You Don't Care
Lady Gaga
T.G.I.F! Happy Friday peeps, for those about to rock like Lady Gaga, pictured here at her Detroit concert we salute you!

Why this today? Why not? I say. It's a nice kick off to the weekend, it's Gaga looking and feeling good and doing what she does best, performing.

Thus can you think of anything better than this to wish you all a joyous three day Holiday? I think not, don't even try to challenge me on this one, you will lose.

So have a glorious time with that extra day, you've earned it, and bend it like Gaga. You know you want to!!!

Gaga on the Gram:
https://www.instagram.com/ladygaga/?hl=en  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Michael's Musings

Taste The Rainbow
Michael Shinafelt
"When a rocket blows and, and everybody still wants to fly, Some say man ain't happy truly until a man truly dies, Oh why, oh why? Sign o' the times, unh" - Sign O' The Times, Prince 

Wow! What a week this has been! First let me start things off by stating I finally followed through on something that I have always thought about doing but never have. I took a boxing class at Gold's Gym Hollywood this past Tuesday night with my friend Maresa Wickham


Let me say this about the experience, it was exhilarating! So much so that when I did yoga yesterday morning, it's held in the same room as boxing. I kept looking over at the punching bag off to the side wanting to go a few rounds with it. 


There you have it, and here we go!


The Globe is really desperate for gossip. The headline I saw in the checkout line at my local Smart & Final read: "Dying Camilla Plans Her Own Funeral." Like no on has ever done THAT before!


Seriously Ryan Murphy? This past weeks American Horror Story: Cult featuring Charles Manson as part of the story line was on a lame par with the Valerie Solanas episode, and in bad taste in so many ways, I can't even!!!


Danica Roem is the first transgender woman to win a seat as an official in Virginia over opponent Bob Marshall who tried to pass laws discriminating against her. History and the greater good have been served.


It's raining diversity hallelujah!


Jenny Durkan an out Lesbian has been elected Mayor of Seattle. My home area, yay!


Byline: "Grey's Anatomy Will End if Ellen Pompeo Quits." I didn't know the show was still on, let alone it actually having an audience that tunes in.

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire...
Mike Clifford
Mike Clifford's wonderful rendition & video of The Christmas Song drop this Wednesday November 15th. Keep up with Mike at: https://www.facebook.com/MikeCliffordsWonderfulWorld/

Daylight Savings Time ended this past weekend. Has anyone ever asked daylight if it really wants to be saved?

If you had a Guardian Angel what do you think they would do? What would mine do? Be spent 24/7

Speaking of 24/7 things: pizza, yes pizza you are always on my mind

Lyrics are really hard to decipher in songs you don't know. I swear there is a song I hear in Jessica's spin class @ Gold's Gym Hollywood that has the refrain: "When I put my titties on"

This week everything has been coming up Unicorns...go team uni! 

Everything is rainbows & unicorns in my world at:
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt     

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ciao Bella!

Wild Cat!
Bella Thorne
There's something about Bella Thorne that I find fascinating. I am guessing it is in no small part due to her beauty, presence and that fact that Bella marches to her own damn beat!

It's been a spell since we have had a fiery red headed star and Thorne, star of the Freeform show Famous in Love fills that void very well, thank you very much.

So you just know when I saw this photo of her in a leopard print dress online I had to run it. Of course  you did because that is what you are viewing, right here, right now. 

Enjoy & Happy Hump Day, indeed!

Bella on Instagram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9nUWKJnhw 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Coupling: Jonathan Bennett & Jaymes Vaughan

Goose & Maverick
aka
Jaymes Vaughan & Jonathan Bennett 

Aaron Samuels was "So Fetch" in Mean Girls who didn't have a crush on him?! I know I did, and "yes" Gretchen Weiners I am still trying to make "Fetch" happen for you.

Too bad Cady Heron you didn't land him, and neither did I, boo F#cking Hoo! That honor goes to Amazing Race contestant and TV host Jaymes Vaughan.

Yep, Jonathan Bennett aka Aaron "Fetch" Samuels and his guy Jaymes went as Goose & Maverick from Top Gun for Halloween. It got posted on Bennett's Instagram, naturally. 

Only one last question does Aaron like to be Top Gun, or perhaps...yeah, moving on from my bad self. 

Wishing you guys the best!

Jonathan Bennett on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jonathandbennett/?hl=en 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Are You Worthy?

Divas
Mary J. Blige & Viola Davis

Let's get this week off to a roaring start with a too good to be true photo of, well music and acting royalty. Do you think you are worthy? Of course you do.

It's Mary J. Blige and Viola Davis at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, CA

Once in a while there is an rare opportunity to get two greats in one terrific photo, this is one of those times.

By the way how about this season of How To Get Away With Murder? While I have always enjoyed the show I never felt it had reached it's full potential until the current season.

Breaking up Annalise Keating and her pet students was the masterstroke the series needed. It is much more fascinating to see everyone fending for themselves to some degree than as a unified front IMHOP

Bow Down Minions and Happy Monday

Viola on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/violadavis/?hl=en

Mary J. on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/therealmaryjblige/?hl=en

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily


"Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily"
Coming to DVD and Digital Formats on December 8th

Zappa's '82 Italian tour comes to life with never-before-seen concert / backstage footage

Limited theatrical run starts in LA on November 5th

Where were you in the summer of '82?


In the feature documentary, Summer 82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily, filmmaker and Zappa fan Salvo Cuccia tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frank Zappa's star-crossed concert in Palermo, Sicily, the wrap-up to a European tour that ended in public disturbances and police intervention. Cuccia had a ticket to the concert but never made it. 

Thirty years later, collaborating with Zappa's family, he re-creates the events through a combination of rare concert and backstage footage; photographs; anecdotes from family, band members, and concertgoers; and insights from Zappa biographer and friend Massimo Bassoli. The story is also a personal one, as Cuccia interweaves the story of Zappa's trip to Sicily with his own memories from that summer.

The film looks at the rise and heyday of Frank Zappa's career as an innovative composer and libertarian provocateur, and includes tales of the relationship of a busy father with his children.

While in Sicily for the concert, Zappa visited Partinico, the birthplace of his father and grandfather; and in the film's warm and loving coda, three of Zappa's children, Dweezil, Moon Diva and his wife Gail, return to meet their relatives there for the first time.

A Blu-ray edition of the film, distributed by MVD Entertainment Group and produced by Eleonora Cordaro for Abra&Cadabra, will be released on December 8th (pre-order HERE). Bonus features include unpublished photos of Zappa behind the scenes.

SCREENINGS:
11/5 - Los Angeles - The Regent Theater - Q&A with Dweezil & Moon Zappa + Steve Vai
11/17 - Philadelphia - PhilaMOCA - Q&A with Dweezil Zappa
11/20 - Boston - The Regent Theatre - Q&A with Dweezil Zappa