Friday, February 29, 2008

This is hilarious: Jimmy Kimmel is $@%#ing Ben Affleck

I HAD to point this out. This aired as part of Jimmy Kimmel's show after the Academy Awards as a retaliation to a song on his girlfriend Sarah Silverman's show. Not only is the song funny, but there are so many cameos that make it hilarious, including Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, and so many more.

Busy busy in LA!

Here's a quick recap of what I've been up to!

President's Day Weekend:

Went to Universal Studios with a bunch of friends, and had a great time. They're doing an amazing promotion where you buy one day and get the entire year free, so now we get to go as often as we want. It's a pretty small park with only two major rides, which is unfortunate, but the studio tour makes it worth it. Wisteria Lane, the street from Desperate Housewives, was closed off, but I can't complain because it means that filming has begun!!
Went horseback riding at the Sunset Ranch, which I would recommend for any tourists in LA. It was sort of scary, as we were riding up on the Hollywood hills, and all the horses insisted on walking right along the edge. But even though I was afraid of dying half the time, it was a lot of fun, and the views were spectacular, so it was definitely worth it!
Checked out the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, which isn't really a big deal, because it was something like my fifth time there. Even though it was a week before the Oscars, they already had the bleachers set up. I took some pictures, and it was just nice to walk around in great weather.
Oscar Weekend
No, I did not go to the Kodak Theater. First of all, I would have had to enter a raffle back in September for a chance to get in the bleachers, which I wasn't aware of at all. Secondly, it was rainy and gross that day, so they had these huge tents set up, so we wouldn't have been able to see anything even if we tried.
The show itself was a bit boring, and the montages looked like they'd been rushed, because I saw a bunch of editing mistakes. But I was very happy that Daniel Day-Lewis won for best actor, and No Country For Old Men is an amazing movie, so I was happy it won for best picture and directors, and that Javier Bardem won best supporting actor. And I loved that Atonement won best original score, it's an amazing soundtrack. I was hoping that Cate Blanchett would win best supporting actress for her performance in I'm Not There and that Ellen Page would win best actress for Juno. And congratulations to Robert Elswit, who won best cinematographer for There Will Be Blood! It was great to hear him talk about his experience with the movie last month.

Friday, February 8, 2008

According to Disney's Michael Eisner, the writer's strike is over

This is what Michael Eisner said on CNBC last night:

"It's over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It's going on Saturday to the writers in's impossible (the rank and file writers) will turn it down. A deal has been made. They'll be back to work very soon. I know it's over."

The only thing left is for the WGA to ratify the deal, and then the writer's strike is OVER. Which means that this city will come back to live, everyone will get back to work, we'll get to find out what happens next in our favorite shows, and the Oscars will go on!

Why couldn't this have happened a month ago? Then I might have had an internship at ABC... le sigh.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Stuck in Traffic with Dwight Schrute

As soon as I walked into my internship this morning, one of the editors said to me, "We need you to run an errand first thing." Ugh. I hate driving in LA, so I wasn't too happy with the situation, especially since the office I was going to was right near where I got lost on my way to my Spyglass interview.

So I was driving (well, rather sitting) on Wilshire Blvd., less than a mile away from my destination. It was bumper to bumper, but I needed to get into the right lane. Someone let me in, so I waved that thank-you-for-being-the-only-nice-person-to-let-me-into-the-lane wave. I've made it a habit to look at all the people around m
e when stopped at a red light (you never know, Orlando Bloom and I might someday have a friendly conversation at a traffic light), so I looked in the rearview mirror to see what kind individual was in the car from behind me.

It was Rainn Wilson, the actor who plays Dwight Schrute in The Office.

I was so amused that I immediately called my boyfriend Bryan who watched every episode of The Office with me. When he picked up, I said, "Guess who's in the car right behind me? DWIGHT SCHRUTE!" Bryan thought it was awesome, which it was, even though I have no way to prove it (I had my camera with me, but I was in traffic, and I'd rather, you know, live).

So for future reference, even though he was talking on his cell phone while driving (which is legal in CA), Rainn is quite a courteous driver. And I've finally had a celebrity sighting in LA.