Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Who's going to win?

Erik wrote a post about Rockstar Supernova and I'm going to do a piggy back post. The show was good last night. It had drama, anger, bleeding, and some amazing performances. I'm not one to call in and vote on these types of shows, but Erik is rallying the troops, so maybe just this once.

I love Dilana but I agree with Jenny that she has shown she can lose control and get nutso. But her performance last night was insane. It made me want to cry it was so fricken good. It was raw and tender and she owned it. I don't care is she's 2 beers short of a six pack, that girl can siiiiiing!

I thought Ryan was acting out a scene as a character that is always frowning. Bugs. He has improved since the beginning days, but I'm just not buying the whole tortured soul thing. He's giving them what he thinks they want. And they're eating it right up. Dark horse my ass.

Magni i love. I didnt in the beginning because he was cocky. But he's come back down and he's rocking it. When he sings songs by Live, it's like listning to the real thing. And i thought his little interview thing was funny last night. And he didn't cry like a bitch when he got sliced in the head with Dilanas glass.

Toby-I think he has a good voice and is a good fit for the band, but up until last night, he's done nothing for me. Forgettable. But then during Rebel Yell, it's like he morphed into someone hotter and better. Did he dye his hair? I'm pretty sure he was wearing eyeliner. Hot.

Lucas-I have a soft spot for Lucas, but if I have to be honest with myself, he's just not good enough. He has amazing stage presence and is really good with the eyeshadow, but I think he would be overshowded by the band. In a couple more years, he's going to come out of the shadows and blow the doors off.

Storm is annoying and annoying and also bugs me. She's such a poser and always tries to be sexy yet able to hang with the boys. She always does these dramatic facial expressions when someone is kicked off the show, like her whole world came tumbling down. She has a great voice, but it's in no way right for the band. She should be the next to go bye bye.

So, there you have it. Jump onto Eriks blog and vote for your favs.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Travis was robbed

I love Benji, and I'm glad that he won. But I really love Travis and thought he should have taken the grand prize. Especiall when he came out in that suit during JT's "Sexy Back"

And now, a trip down memory lane.

Don't Stop Me Now-Travis Tribute

New Couple Alert

Word on the street is that Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are an item, but she insists she wants to "keep it private."

I'm not sure what I think of this match up. I just don't see Johnny being intrested in someone like her. Not that there's anything wrong with her, she just doesn't seem like his type.

In the past, rumors have swirled linking Jessica to everyone from Johnny Knoxville to Dane Cook to Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

Well, whatever the truth is, she should go for it. Nick has already moved on, so should she.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Happy 31 candles to me

It's my birthday (woot woot!) and I am officially kind of old. 31. That's no spring chicken. But I'm loving my 30's. Much more than I thought I would.

I woke up this morning and Matty had taped a happy birthday banner with a 3 and 1 candle to my bathroom cute. What a great way to start my day. Then I walked out to my car and Fi had left GORGEOUS flowers and a Happy Birthday balloon on my car. Eva left me a Nemo balloon. It feels so good to be so loved.

I'm still coughing like it's going out of style. It would probably help if I could have a few days off from doing everything and anything.

Friday night was Pageant of the Masters with Matt, Shane and Fi and it was awesome. Our seats were great and the "art" was insane. The theme was all about love, romance and marriage..pretty appropriate, don't you think?

Saturday night was my Hen night. This is what they call a bachelorette party in England. My sisters and Mom arranged a night out with my female family members and friends. There were about 20 of us and it was wild. We had a stretch excursion (or something like that) and drank A LOT of alcohol. I don't remember much, except mass bottles of Dom Perion, lots of dancing, a VIP booth at Tentations and my shot glass necklace never being empty. Of course it was a very late night (around 4am.)

On Sunday Matt and I had to get up early (ouch) the next morning to go to Church (forgive me for I have sinned.) It was Nicolas' first communion, so as the Godparents, it was very important that we were there. Later that day, Fi and I went to the Block and got massages at Burke Williams. It felt good, but I guess getting a massage when you're sick makes you more sick? Good times.

Tonight my family entourage (20 peeps) and I are going to Joes Crab Shack to celebrate my birthday. I have decided to pass on going to Temecula tomorrow. I need to stay still for 5 seconds.

Wedding is FIVE days away. Please God let me feel better by then. No one wants to see (or be!) a bride who is hacking and coughing up a lung and constantly blowing her nose. Keep those fingers crossed!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Gimmie some love Scottie

This one goes out to my Fifo. Thank you for always getting me though it. UL just always reminds me of our crazy youth. What better way to kick of the weekend than with a little bit of Scottie on the main stage:) I love you! AC! PS!

Unwritten Law - Underground (live)

Those eyebrows have a life of their own

This is to my Rockstar girls, Foxy and Sassy. Missed you bitches on Wednesday. Here's our favorite performance so far to make it all better.

Lucas Rossi - Creep by Radiohead

The Prognosis

I went to the doctor yesterday. Why is it that no matter what time I go, I'm always waiting for an hour before he sees me? Anyway, he broke the news to me that I have the big B. No, not bridezilla syndrome. Bronchitis. Good times. That explains the hacking up a lung every five seconds. He gave me my Zpack so I'm already on the road to recovery. He also gave me cough syrup with codeine (ahh, the good stuff!) but I have to go back to the pharmacy to get that. It's a long story as to why, so let me try to be as brief as possible.

I went to Sav-on on Irvine Avenue and 17th Street to drop off my prescription. They are switching over to becoming a CVS so they had new computer systems. They chick helping me was a dumb ass and took 45 mins to enter my two prescriptions into the system. I was so annoyed and frustrated and this feeling came over me of pure anxiety and anger. I had to leave before I did something I could get arrested for. I felt my eyes well up because I was sick, I just wanted my meds and this person couldn't figure it out. Thankfully she got it in the computer and I could go. She told me to come back in an hour to pick it up. I looked at her with my eyes blazing and took a deep breath. "You mean an hour in addition to the 45 minutes I have been standing here?" I'm not usually such a bitch, but I needed my Z pack asap. She told me to come back at 5:30pm and it would be ready.

I went home and took a shower so I would feel a little refreshed before my dress fitting. You know when you're sick and you get clammy and sweaty...yuck. I'm supposed to meet my Mom at 6:00 so I get to Sav-on at 5:30pm on the nose. There's a line to pick up prescriptions so I patiently wait my turn. When they call me up, she looks at me and says "only one is ready." Are you kidding me right now? She told me it would just be a few minutes because they were filling the prescription at that very moment.

So I stood to one side for a few minutes....which turned into 10 mins. I walked back up to the counter and asked if she had it ready. She looked me square in the face and said "oh, I entered the wrong strength when I put it into the computer, so you'll have to come back tomorrow." Suddenly, I felt this trembling inside of me that sacred me. I was so annoyed and pissed off at that moment. Thank God the Z pack was done right so I paid for it and stormed off.

It's because of this sole experiance that I will never go to that Sav-on again. I don't care if I'm dying and they are the only pharmacy that has the cure. If I had Lanie's strength and commitment, I'd ban all Sav-ons, but I'm just not as good as her. Maybe one day.

For now, I will be going to Target to get my prescriptions filled. And I encourage you to do the same.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I'm still sick. Coughing, wheezing, sweating, shivering, the whole nine yards. Good times on that. Tina gave me some halls cough drops and they are so gnarly. I feel like I have an igloo in my throat. I don't know what flavor they are, but they're blue and every time I take a breath, it feels like an ice cold gush of wind going down my throat. As long as it stops me from coughing, it's cool. I have coughed so much that my ribs feel bruised and I have to physically hold myself together because it hurts so much. My favorite halls are the ones that have the medicine filling. The honey ones are the shit but I get addicted to them, so I try not to have them. I will take them while I'm sick and then 2 weeks after I'm feeling better, I'm still popping them like a junkie. I will try to stick to the blue ones for now.

Tonight is my final dress fitting. I wish I felt better. I can't believe it's time to try my dress on and then take it home. It all came so fast. And now here we are, 9 days away. I'm ready and anxious for it to be here.

But I feel like I still have so much to do. I have been laboring over the wedding day time line for 3 hours now. It may sound ridiculous, but I have to time everything just right so the videographer is there for the main stuff like bouquet toss. He is leaving at 10pm, so I have to squeeze it in before then. This means shuffling around the time of the cake cutting and other stuff. And I have to make sure one photographer is at my parents house at the right time and the other is at Matt's at the right time.

The problem with a timeline is, if one thing is off, everything is messed up. Hopefully I can do the time line and then leave it to the Gods for everything to come together. I will not be one of those brides on her wedding day with a clipboard and a whistle ordering people around and making frantic phone calls. No, I'll be the one with the mimosa in one hand and a box of tissues in the other.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Call the Dr.

I got back from Mexico yesterday and I had a great time. The only bummer is that I'm sick.

Yes, you heard me right. I woke up with a cough on Tuesday morning and it got worse as the day went on. Then came the swollen tonsils and congestion. This sucks. I should have picked up some goodies in Mexico that would help me work through the constant coughing up a lung and tennis balls for tonsils.

I HATE being sick. Especially this close to the wedding when I still have a million things to do. I don't have the time to be sick, so I gotta do somthing about this fast. I have a Dr's appointment tomorrow at 2:30 and here's hoping he'll give me a Z pack so I can feel better by Friday. Please let me feel better by Friday!!!

Anyway, Mexico was a blast. It was great to hang out with my family for a couple of days in the are a few photos:

Friday, August 18, 2006

Peace sign

Look at the face.

Nothing but pure joy and happiness.

There's no rhyme or reason for this post except that I just really love this photo.

It makes me feel happy.

And hopeful.

I love this photo so much that I had to post it 3 times.

Breaking the law

Remember a little while ago when actor Haley Joel Osment had that accident? Well, it looks like he will officially be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

'He lost control of his 1995 Saturn on his way home collided with a brick pillar in a suburb around 1 a.m. on July 20. No bystanders were injured in the wreck, but Osment wasn't so lucky: the actor was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a broken rib and a shoulder injury.

The collision caused the vehicle to flip over onto its roof and come to rest a short distance from the initial impact. The actor was reportedly alert and talkative following the accident, and was alone at the time of the crash."

On to Mel Gibson's fate.

TMZ reports that "Mel Gibson's lawyer went to the Malibu Courthouse Thursday and appeared with the prosecutor to reveal a plea deal. Gibson has agreed to three years probation, but will avoid jail time. Gibson was ordered to attend one year of AA meetings. For the first four-and-a-half months he must attend five times a week. For the remainder of the time, he must attend three times a week. Gibson must also pay $1200 in fines and penalties as well as one hundred dollars in restitution. Gibson volunteered to do a public service announcement on the hazards of driving under the influence. He also volunteered to enter a rehab program immediately."

Do you think that this is going to effect his career?


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

Today Matt and I are going to get our marriage license...I guess this is really happening huh? It's weird because I was much more aware of it when it was a month away, and now that it's 17 days away, I'm just kind of like "yup, it's 18 days away." It feels further away then it did a month ago. I'm not sure why because the days are flying by. I have to schedule a time to sleep. With my family coming out tomorrow, it's going to be bananas! Take a little peak at my schedule (and keep in mind that I am also working 9 hours a day) And whenever I say "with my family" that is including my peeps from London, so it's about 20 of us!

Wednesday 08/16 - carpets cleaned, go get marriage license, go to JLTM to get our new dining room table, go to Home Depot to pick up new chairs for the back yard, pick up wedding shoes, get nails done, go home and wash my hair, get to Fi's by 8pm to watch "So you think you can dance" finale and "Rockstar elimintion."

Thursday 8/17-LAX to pick up my family:)

Friday 8/18-Celebrate my birthday with friends and family even though its not for another 10 days, this was the only open night to do it!)

Saturday 8/19-Happy birthday Dimitri! Also my bridal shower (hosted by my amazing and gorgeous sister, Lexie)

Sunday 8/20- Nicolas Alexander's Baptism - as the Godparents, Matt and I will be standing at the alter together...a good test run for Sept. 2nd

Monday 8/21 & Tuesday 8/22 -Mexico here I come! Going to Baja with my family to get our lobster and corona on! Happy birthday Marcus on 8/22!!

Wed 8/23- Dinne at Dimitri and Courtney's house

Thurs 8/24 - Final dress fitting (wow)

Friday 8/25- Pageant of the Masters with Matty, Shaney Wayney and Fifo (cant wait)

Saturday 8/26- My hen night with family This is what they call a bacholerette party in London. My family can party, so I'm really looking forward to this night!

Sunday 8/27 - I actually have a free day. Well, as of tight now it's free. My girlfriends got me a wonderful gift certificate to Burke Williams spa..maybe I'll book a massage?

Monday 8/28 - Happy Birthday to me:) Dinner at Joes Crab shack with all my family

Tues 8/29 -Wine tasting in temecula for the day with my family.

Wed 8/30 - pack for honeymoon....holy shit, the wedding is in 3 days!

Thurs 8/31-night at the races with family with dinner to follow

Friday 9/01- church run through and rehersal dinner (how am i going to sleep tonight?)

Saturday 09/02 - this is it. It's time to get this show on the road!

So, as you can see, my schedule is a tad packed. But it's all good because it's all awesome things that I'm really looking forward to. Although I will be happy to have my life back AW. (that's After the Wedding- a little phrase coined by my homey, Lanie.)

one beginning, one ending

Really? I am finding this one a bit hard to believe. Here's what the mag had to say: " "This is not a fling," says a source close to the couple. "Kate is crazy about him. Owen gives her so much attention, and she loves it. [That's why] she wants her marriage to be over." Three days before the split, a Wilson source told Us, "Owen is not-so-secretly hoping she will leave Chris so they wouldn't have to hide. He is falling for her."

A source tells Us that Kate and Owen "often shared hotel rooms" while promoting You, Me & Dupree around the world. Scandalicious!!!!

They do make a cute couple in that we-look-like-brother-and-sister kind of way. Wait, that's not how I meant it. Well, whatever.

Look at that photo of Katie Holmes on the cover. That's how she used to be. She had a sparkle in her eye and looked happy. Now all that girl needs is the FBI and SWAT to rescue her from the crazy life she's got herself wrapped up in. The girl is scared and brain washed and needs someone to get her out of there asap. Tom has lost his mind and he's trying to take her down with him.

Yesterday I posted the letter that Travis wrote on his myspace where he totall called out Shanna. Well, today, he has taken it off his myspace and now there's this:


I wonder if Shanna will hit back again? Poor Travis. Look at that face. Why would you hurt a guy like that? What a shame it had to get ugly. Now the kids are going to be even worse off. Nice one Shanna.

ANTM news

The rumor is that these are the new girls for Cycle 7 of American Next Top Model. Supposedly it starts September 20th, so not too much longer to wait.

I've been waiting for the new season because I love this show. I still think they should have Janice back because Twiggy is so safe and predictable. Nigel Barker should have his own show doing whatever it is he wants to do. I'd tune in.

I think we're alone now

I have always had a roommate. It's never been something horrible (except that asshole Shawn Delgadio) but of course I'd prefer to not have one. There are many perks to not having a roommate, such as having the freedom to to whatever I want without worrying about someone else being there. Not having to hide my laundry detergent because they will just help themselves. Being able to fall asleep at midnight without having to hear the squeaky pipes of the shower kick on and run for a good half hour. Coming home from work and not having every light in the house on, even though there's no one home. How hard is it to turn off the light behind you?

Well, last last and final roommate moved out! Oh happy daaaaaay...ohhhh happpy day! Matt will be moving in once we're married and we'll have the place all to ourselves! I guess it will be like having a roommate because we'll be living under the same roof, but in a good way, not in an "there's a stranger in my house" kinda of way.

Since Matt's moving in, he is wanting to reorganize everything and move things around and I totally understand that. There's only one problem. He's totally non clutter, everything put away in it's proper place kind of guy and I'm..well...I'm not. I like clutter and things out where I can see them. I like to have 8 picture frames on a table because they are great photos and shouldn't be hidden in an album. I don't mind having stuff like gel, toothpaste or moisturizer out on the bathroom counter. Matt likes that stuff all hidden under the sink. Matt is very tidy and organized and likes no clutter. I'm kind of a pack rat (not in that scary "I have 50,000 newspapers on my floor and candy wrappers from 20 years ago on my table" kind of way. More like, "this dry erase board reminds me when Fi and I lived here together so I can't throw it away because it has specific memories attached to it" kind of way.) Good times. Ok, so it will take a little adjusting, but I'm for the challange.

Anyway, last night we went through a bunch of stuff, like the bursting at the seams closet in the upstairs hallway and hauled it all into the garage (about 7 trips!) We put the treadmill in the garage too. (I had good intentions, but then again, doesn't everyone that buys one of those things?) Then we carried the brown sofa from the dining room and put it on the balcony (after Matt gave it a good sweeping of course.) Then we picked up all the furniture and stuff from downstairs and put it outside because the carpets are getting cleaned right now. (Goodbye red wine,Jaegerr shots and whatever else isembeddedd in there.) By the time we got done it was around 11:15pm. Sweaty and smelly and exhausted we took showers and climbed into bed at midnight. Now it was time to do the table assignments for the wedding. (You think I'm kidding.) (I'm not.)

I have heard the horror stories about this particular wedding task. People have said that it's the most stressful thing in the whole world and that tempers flare, arguments fly back and forth and that it can even make you reconsider your upcoming nuptials. So taking on a daunting task of this much magnitude and risk at midnight wasdefinitelyy daring. But Matt and I like to live on the edge. You could call us domestic thrill seekers. So we dived right in.

And guess what? No yelling, no frustration, no trying to pull rank about where who sits and why they should sit with this person. It was awesome. And the best part? We were done in an hour. There is still a little fine tuning to to as we haven't received all the RSVP cards back yet (we have a couple of stragglers) but we're pretty much done. We high fived each otherr a little after 1am and then crashed out. One more thing to check off our list. How much do we rock!

(oh, and if you don't like where you're sitting at the wedding, Matt did it.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I watched the first season of this and a couple of episodes of the second one. This new season sounds pretty lame. No where near as good as "so you think you can dance."

This year's participants are: talk show host Jerry Springer, actress Vivica A. Fox, MSNBC political talk show host Tucker Carlson, actor Joseph Lawrence, NFL running back Emmit Smith, actor Harry Hamlin (who is married to this year's co-host Lisa Rinna), actor Mario Lopez of "Saved by the Bell" fame, Willa Ford, Monique Coleman of Disney's "High School Musical," and country musician Sara Evans and model Shanna Moakler. You can check out their bios on the official website.

The season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" is Tuesday, September 12 on abc.

War of the Barkers

Remember when I said it was getting ugly between Travis and Shanna? Well, it just got to a whole new level. Travis has posted the following on his myspace page:

"What's happnin'...gotta say this is wierd for me. I've never blogged or left a journal, or had my own website for EVERYBODY to read. I've always expressed my self thru my music/drums and Famou$ Stars and Straps. I've never had anybody flat out lie about me or say things so FOUL in the press either so there is a first for everything. It's important to me what my fans think, my fans are the fucking'all are like me....were diverse, were colorful, were strong, we stand out,we're proud, we stand for something and most importantly we stand up for ourselves...when someone pushes you/us, NO MATTER HOW BIG we stand up and push right back before we let them have it....right? well im here to set the record straight about my divorce for anybody wondering.Here i will give you a walk in my life with Shanna Moakler.

It starts around 5:30.(SHANNA SLEEPING) i wake up and get my babies....we play wit dinosaurs, numbers, we change dirty dipers, it's the best. Around 7am our oldest gets up(SHANNA SLEEPING). She gets ready for school and i make her "coffee milk" and a bagel. the other babies are knee deep in eggies and applesauce.(NOTE TO SELF: SHANNA DOESN'T EVEN TAKE HER DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL, her ASSISTANT DOES.)

At 8am our nanny comes in, she is the best, at 9am we go on a walk, me and my son...we find pine cone tree's. At 10am i go to breakfast meeting wit the FAMOUS STARS AND STRAPS CREW(for those who dont know, thats my clothing line I started in 99') that i have built to help run the company wit me...they rule. At 11am (SHANNA SLEEPING) i return from breakfast and kiss the babies goodbye, it's time to drive to the FAMOUS wherehouse to go to a design meeting and visit my WAHOO'S restraunt(they are an hour from LA) the way SHANNA IS STILL SLEEPING.

i get back from FAMOUS round' 2pm and i head over to my studio. (SHANNA IS JUST NOW GETTING UP:) SHANNA GOES TO GET NAILS DONE WIT HER ASSISTANT. During the hours from2pm-5pm im @ my $tudio working on the 44 record(my new band) in studio A and in B i produce trax for TOO- SHORT,B-REAL, PAUL WALL, TI, SKINHEAD's my passion, music is everything to way of expressing myself, IM A MUSO. Round 6pm i have dinner wit the babies and my nanny, (SHANNA IS M.I.A. NOTE TO SELF....SHE IS NOT AT WORK..SHE WORKED 6 TIMES IN THE LAST 4 YEARS, ROUND 8PM I USUALLY RECIEVE A TEXT SAYING SHE'S GOING OUT TO DINNER) Myself, im now going to play an X-GAMES party for DC SHOES wit my boy DJAM. By the way....we are working/performing. It's now 11pm, we are going on....we kill it, we have so much fun. (WHO KNOWS WHERE MY WIFE IS AT THIS POINT, CAN U TAKE ANY GUESS')





Wow! How crazy is that? He's totally calling her out. And if that stuff is true, then good for him. You never know with myspace if it's really the celebrity or some wanna be. But it sounds like it's really him, and he's hurt and pissed off. And I don't blame him. Claudia, Fi and I hung it with Travis many moons ago and he's a really sweet, down to earth guy that doensn't give a crap about being a celebrity. He just wants to play music and take care of his family. Who could argue with that?

Monday, August 14, 2006

JT Speaks

Best quote of the year:

"Kanye? Has he ever had a song that wasn't already a song before he did it? [Long beat.] That's a joke, OK? Please tell me you know that was a joke."
- Justin Timberlake in the Sunday L.A. Times

Thank you Justin. For not only speaking out about Kanye, but for also bringing sexy back. I knew if anyone could do it, I would be you.

Travis is single ladies!

If you read my blog on a regular basis, this is not shock to you. Travis and Shanna are getting divorced. The couple have fought in public for months but now things are getting really ugly.

Sources close to Barker have been speaking to the press, saying, "Shanna is never home...She parties every night, sleeps until 1 p.m. every day, and doesn't spend nearly enough time with the kids. And on top of that there have been rumors she hasn't been faithful. He's had it."

Barker, via a rep, confirmed that his wife likes to whore it up. He said, "I'm sad to say those allegations are true ...My priority will remain my children."

Shanna is piiised and and gave this statement: "I have been 100 percent faithful in my marriage and a devoted mother, two facts of which Travis is well aware," she countered, through her publicist. "I still happen to be very much in love with Travis, and his using the media to take low blows at me isn't just embarrassing, it's hurtful. I feel he should be putting his family first instead of his pride."

Barker countered that by saying "The truth will prevail."

Oooh...this is getting nasty!

This just in

Say it isn't so!
I heard that Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson are splitting after nearly six years of marriage. Booo! I thought they were the ones that would make it. They seem so down to earth and normal.

You know what Kurt and Goldie are saying right now? "We told you not to get married!"


Gwen is so hot. And I love that she's not hiding little Kingston from the world. He's so cute and looks very content with Mom. This photo was taken on the way in to the stuido. Good for Gwen, taking her little rugrat into work with her. Gwen! Gwen! Gwen!!

Tom and Katie should take a page out of her book. By trying to shield away the publics intrest of Suri, they have just drawn more attention to the whole situation. Outta sight outta mind doesn't work when your 2 celebrities that shoved your relationship down our throats non stop for three months and then all of a sudden decided you wantted total privacy.

Jumping Ship

I found out this morning that 10 people from London that were supposed to be arriving on Thursday won't be coming. They are just too nervous with everything going on that they just can't bring themselves to get on that plane. Of course I understand and respect that, but it doesn't stop me from crying and being bummed out big time. I was pretty upset and dissapointed this morning when my Uncle called to let me know. And the worse thing is that he sounded just as upset asI was. He feels awful about it, but it's just circumstances. I wasn't crying because I was pissed, just dissapointed that I wouldn't see them.

On a more positive note, I'm happy to report that my Aunt Lia, Uncle George and cousins Francesca and Andreas will be coming in on Thursday as planned. Wooo hoo!!! When you see them at the wedding, please be sure to go up to them and give them big hugs and then perform the slow clap. Yes, this is a definite moment for the slow clap. Why doesn't anyone ever do that anymore? I'm going to bring it back just like I brought "douche bag" back. It can be done.

Anyway, along with them will be about 10 others coming on different days. As far as I know, they are still planning on coming. Keep your fingers crossed.

Had my meeting with the DJ yesterday and it went really well. I picked out the music for the grand entrances, the first dances, the garter and bouquet tosses and all the music in between. I'm not going to give anything away, but it will most definitly be a multi cultural musicfest. Just be ready to party and ready to bring it.

Friday, August 11, 2006

EJ's a little lady!

Look how cute my little muffin is! She turned two last week and I was finally able to get her clippy cloppy shoes. I dont know what they're really called, but you know the ones. Those slip on shoes that little girls wear and feel all grown up.

I've been waiting since the day she was born to buy those for her, and lucky for me, she LOVES them:) Of course Matty and I got her some other stuff, but that was my (and I think her) favorite! Doesn't she look so grown up?

J-Wall and LC

According to reports "even without the camera rolling, drama is high with MTV's reality show, The Hills, star Lauren Conrad.

WARNING! THIS IS A SPOILER ALERT! Well, it's not that big of a spolier if you read the magazines.

The show, which revolves around Conrad, 19, won't be able to air a violent break-up between Conrad and her boyfriend since producers hadn't yet started shooting the new season when the dramatic break-up took place, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

He went psycho an insider told the Post. The staff at Conrad's apartment complex has already been informed she and roommate Heidi are moving out. They are also under strict orders to remove Conrad's ex physically if he tries to get in. "

Oopsies! I guess she should have gone to Paris. Nice one LC.

More stars without make up

Oh Travis

I love "so you think you can dance." I watched it last season and it's just as good this season.

Everyone that I think deserves to be there is there. My two picks for winner of the whole thing is Travis and Hedi. I think Travis will win it because he's more well rounded in everything and can dance solo just as well as with a partner. And he's cute.

Did you see him when they did JT's "sexy back?" Yum! I'm sure he has a boyfriend that is very proud of him right now. Here's a interview he did in a magazine. Not the most riveting read, but the competition isn't "so you think you can give a good interview."

Travis Wall
Age: 18

Hometown: Virginia Beach

Occupation: Lyrical / Jazz Specialist

When is your birth date? 9/16/87

Are you in school? If so, which one and how long? Did you graduate? No

Do you have a job? I have many teaching / choreographing / dancing jobs throughout the US

How old were you when you started to dance? 3

Do you have any formal dancing training? If so, please provide details regarding your training. My mothers dance studio and conventions I have been taken to.

If you had to categorize your dance style, what would it be? (hip hop, ballet, tap, etc.) Contemporary / lyrical / all except ballroom

What other talents do you have? Making clothes / costumes (I am a huge choreographer)

Who is your favorite professional dancer? My brother Danny

Does anyone in your family dance professionally? My whole family is involved in the entertainment business.

Have you performed in musical theatre or in public functions as a dancer? Yes, I was on Broadway for 2 years in the Music Man.

What would you like to see happen to you as a result of the show? More exposure, so much exposure.

Where would you like to be in 10 years and what would you like to be doing? Whatever I am doing I want to be the top of the chain.

Dave's make over and our crush revealed

What a difference a hair cut, an eyebrow wax and some (ok, a lot) of make up does. Dave looks like encino man in the before photo. Yikes.

Lance's before and after is funny because he has bleached streaks in hair in both. Didn't that go out in the early 90's?

I'm sure he's loving his cushy job at Rockstar Supernova. I actually like him and think he does a good job. I love that show. Gilby and Jason totally rock, and of course I have a total soft spot for Tommy.

Confession: Every week when Fi, Shirley watch, we can't help but cheer Lucas on. We have a crush on him, because he's so dark and pained and a total rockstar in his own right. And those eyebrows..are you kidding me? (sorry girls, did I just out you?)

But they seriously need to send Zyima home (or is it Zazima? Zizamo? Zerzousa?) Ok, yes. I guess it's intresting to see what she's going to wear on stage and what song she's going to get through with her heavy accent and slight lisp. She's a nut case and that equals ratings. I get that. But where is the line? Enough is enough.

I like Delina a lot and think she could win this whole thing. She's very natural on stage is is just very comfortable up there.

This photo scares the living crap out of me. Can you tell what horror movie its from? Look athe the zombie like girl in the window. She looks trapped and very very scared. As if there is something going on in that house that is so terrible it has stripped her of her ability to talk. So now not only is she scared, but she's also a mute. Good times.

Well, which ever horror movie you said, you're wrong. This is no horror movie, it's Katie Holmes staring out the window of Tom's mansion in L.A. Can you say CREEEEEPY! I guess if you squint your eyes you can kind of make out a blurry blog that is supposedly Suri. Mkay. Whatever you say.

It has been reported that friends of Tom and Katie that visit Suri aren't allowed to take cameras (or phones with cameras.) Also, they can't touch the baby or speak in baby talk around her. Wow. Can you say craaaaaaaazy?

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's with the haters?

If you ever read my blog, you know by now that I have a ton of family coming over from London next week for the wedding. I'm so excited and can't wait to see everyone. They have been planning and preparing since last year to come over and celebrate the wedding in true Greek fashion. Nothing could put a damper on that.

Well, except maybe this.

I can't believe this shit. What has this world come to? Why are there people out there that are this malicious and destructive? It's just so sad and scary and tragic.

I have a lot of my family in London calling me to say that it's touch and go on if they will be cancelling their plans to come to Cali. I'm really stressed and I'm nervous. And I'm also sad at the thought of them not being here. But of course I understand if they need to cancel.

I know I sound like a selfish biatch being sad about my family possibly not being at the wedding when this is a MUCH more important problem and effects millions of people. I don't mean to come across that way, it's just how I'm feeling right now.

My Mom said it's the safest time to fly right now because security is so tight. She's probably right. Maybe if they left London today, they could take a boat here?

Cat Fight

Apparantly the reason this huge feud between mother and daughter began is because Tori felt like her Mom didn't dig deep enough into the Spelling pockets for her first wedding.

According to TMZ, "Tori was married to Charlie Shanian in July of 2004 at the Spelling's 56,000 sq ft mansion and Candy Spelling planned the whole thing. She opened her wallet big time, hiring famed wedding planner Mindy Weiss and the famed Mark's Garden for the floral arrangements. We're told Candy dropped a cool mil on the affair. "

Yes, you heard right. $1,000,000.

"But a family friend tells TMZ, Tori felt utterly shortchanged. Tori thought the wedding wasn't big enough.Candy, on the other hand, felt slighted that Tori did not include enough of Candy's friends on the guest list. The two fought the entire time leading up to the wedding, at times not speaking to each other. Now, after the death of Tori's TV legend father Aaron, Us Weekly is reporting that Tori will receive an inheritance that is just .16% of the Spelling fortune.

In an issue on newsstands today, Us says that Tori will receive a cash inheritance payment of $200,000 and $600,000 in private investments Aaron had set up for her. A family source tells Us this is not what Aaron had intended, but rather a move that her mother, Candy, sole managing executor of the estate, had designed as revenge against her long-estranged daughter.

But don't think Candy has had the last laugh. There are reports that Spelling had Alzheimer's when he died. So don't rule out a challenge by Tori, who might argue that her dad was not mentally competent to cut her out."

Wow, this stuff is crazy. It's as if Aaron Spelling wrote this cat fight himself!

Robin and Val.

The new issue of The National Enquirer reports that funnyman Robin Williams has checked himself into rehab!

Apparantly, he's it's "in a desperate bid to beat a three-year battle with booze that's threatening to destroy his marriage," reports the publication.
Williams allegedly drank enough to give Gibson a run for his money in the lush department.

"The Oscar-winning actor's drinking was so out of control that he suffered repeated blackouts, sources say, and after he was photographed hugging a waitress in a bar on May 22, his wife Marcia slapped him with an ultimatum: Get help or I'm leaving," says the Enquirer.

Williams reportedly entered a 30-day program at a drug and alcohol rehab facility in Newberg, Ore., on July 11. While there, he received counseling, participated in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, attended religious services and even celebrated his 55th birthday.

According to The Enquirer, he fell off the wagon three years ago while filming The Big White in Skagway, Alas. "One night I opened the mini-bar in my hotel room and took out a bottle of Jack Daniel's. I thought I could handle just one drink. The next thing I knew I drank all the liquor out of the mini-bar," he told a pal.

Williams usually drank when he was alone at home, reports the pub. Aftera binge, he'd sneak the empty bottles out of the house and toss them into neighbors' trash cans.

Yikes! That's never good!

I know it's hard to believe, but Yes, that's Val Kilmer.

What the hell has happened to him? He used to be so hot. Remember him in Top Secret and Real Genius? So hot. And Top Gun? That thing he did...the chomp of the teeth...very hot. His portrayal of Jim very good. And hot. He totally nailed it.

So what's the story now? Maybe he's preparing for a new role. And maybe in that role he's playing the part of an overweight, pasty old guy. Yuck.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Where did all the cardi's go?

Some would say that I have been meticulous with the details in the wedding. Little things that no one would probably even notice are keeping me up at night. Are the votive candles holders all the same color? What exact time will the buffet start? Are the favors alternating on the tables? Are the market umbrellas during the cocktail reception new? It's never ending.

I obsessed for days about the little card we put in with the favors. It's simple, just our names with the initial K. But I couldn't find the right font. Everything was too basic or too fancy or too pretentious or too boring. And the background of the card had to be just the right shade. Dimitri was very patient with me through all the "no, that's too purple" and the "it's not center..more the the left..more...more.." People are probably going to look at that card for half a second before ever giving it another thought.

The newest thing to obsess over was the cardigans for my bridesmaids. Sound trivial right? We had their dresses made and they are gorgeous. Well, I love them. Maybe I'm a little partial because I designed them, but whatever. I have been looking for about 3 months for plain black cardigans for them to wear with the dresses and it has been harder than you might think. It's summer, and there was not a cardigan in sight. I went to Macy's, Nordstrom, Sears, JC Penney, Old Navy, Target, Marshalls, Gap and a few more. They had every other kind of sweater, pull over, wrap around thing, but no plain black cardi's.

I did find some at JC penny. Tina and I searched practically every store at Westminster Mall and found ones that were nice and a thin material with a bit of sheen on the fabric. I bought 7 of them for the girls and had Tina try one on with her dress. It didn't work because the fabric snagged like mad and the slight sheen suddenly seemed almost reflective. Back to the drawing board. I had to take all 7 cardi's back and start again.

My Mom found some black cotton shrugs that were cute, but would they be too casual? Plus, they were $40 each, way more than I had planned for the girls to spend. I finally found some basic but elegant black cardigans on Target online for $22. Now that's more like it!

Tina puts her dress on for the millionth time (thank you T!) and lets us see a direct comparison between the cardi and the shrug. Although both are cute, the cardi gives more of the look I had been envisioning. Sweet! That dilemma is over. It's silly to stress about it. It's not like one of the guests are going to stand up in the middle of the ceremony and proclaim that I should have gone with a shrug because the cardi overpowers the dress. (don't get any ideas!)

Can you believe through all this wedding planning, we're also planning the baptism of my nephew Nicolas? Matt and I are going to baptize our Godson on August 20th and there is still things to be bought and done before then. (Holy shit, is that really next weekend???)

All my family is coming out next week. There's a gaggle of Greeks all flying on the same plane, staying at the same hotel, and they are ready to party:) I can't wait to see them and spend some time with them before the wedding. We have lots of stuff planned for when they get here such as a trip to Temecula to go to wine tasting, a 2 day trip to Baja, Mexico, a night at the horsetrack and much more. How much can you pack into three weeks? How much can one girl handle? I guess we're about to find out.

Hot off the press

US Weekly reports that Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are engaged! Wow! I have to say, I'm happy for them. She's been through a lot, and he seems to be a perfect match for her.

"They're engaged!" a friend of the couple's tells Us, adding, "Vince almost cries whenever he tells the story of the proposal." On June 27, as the couple returned home on a private Gulfstream jet to L.A. after a romantic, nine-day vacation at Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis' $25 million coastal retreat near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the actor nervously got down on bended knee.

At that moment, he asked for Aniston's hand in marriage - with, say sources, a substantial diamond ring. "He was going to propose on the beach during the trip, but he chickened out because he wasn't sure if she would accept," says the source. "But he knew he was leaving town [to film Into the Wild in South Dakota] for awhile, so he just felt he had to ask her before they landed."

Aww..I love Vince. What a great guy. He's a tall drink of water, and you know their babies are going to be so good looking. But what will their "couple" name be? Jennince? Vinnafer? Vaughniston?

Dave Navarro, who split with wife Carmen Electra on July 17th is now dating famous porn star, Jenna Jameson. Her rep Jackie Markham exclusively tells Star:"It is true that they are dating." She and her husband [and business partner Jay Grdina] split recently. I read her book "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale" and it was actually very good. She's a smart woman and really made a brand out of herself.

Despite confirmation of the hook-up by Jenna's rep, Navarro's rep says he and Jenna are "not officially dating." Dave on his dating status as of July 28: "Of course I have a social life right now, but I certainly do not have a girlfriend. Carmen is my best friend and I love her more than anything in the world. I am in no way looking to get back into a serious relationship at this time."
I wonder where this leaves Brooke Burke? You know her and Dave have a little Rockstar Supernova action going on in the wings.

According to socialite life, "It seems that TomKat's finally ready to reveal their lovechild, Suri, to the world. Annie Leibovitz snapped the pictures of baby Suri, which are slated to published in Vanity Fair this fall, according to insiders. " It feels anti climatic already, doesn't it?

Friday, August 04, 2006

Eva the Diva is another year older!

Happy Birthday Eva!!!!! It's my little muffin's birthday today and she turned 2!!!! I can't believe it. It seems like she was a newborn half a breath ago.

In honor of her special day, this blog entry is written in her favorite color!

What an amazing job Shane and Fi are doing raising her. They are both so hands on without being over bearing. They're totally cool parents and make it all look effortless, which I know it's not. I think that when it's your kids bithday, the parents should get a cake and presents for doing a good job and surviving another year!

Look at that face...are you kidding me? The coolest little girl I've ever known. She's super smart (already can count to ten and knows sign language) super funny (this kid can tell a joke like nobody's business) and a total natural at doing somersaults! This is one cool kid with a wonderful and beautiful life ahead of her.

Happy Birthday Eva! Here are a few of your favorite things:) I love you!!!