Sunday, September 30, 2007

2 in a row for Germany!

Germany beat Brazil today to win the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, making history along the way. They are the first women's team to win two World Cups in a row, and the only team to not concede a goal in a major senior tournament! Congrats to them!

P.S. Every time I hear the Deutschland national anthem, it reminds of the movie Victory.I think only my Brosef will get that reference...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

JT's surgery

John Terry is having surgery tomorrow morning.
John, you're in my thoughts, and I'm sending you love and support from Los Angeles. Get well soon!

Live Music Tonight

John Hoskinson (of "Pancho Fantastico" fame) is playing a free show tonight at the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana at 8:30pm.

P.S. Clint Dempsey, you are on my shite list for injuring John Terry today!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Random Friday News

Bill's out of town this weekend, so no movie today, but I have lots to tell you about nonetheless:

1) First of all, Happy 1st Birthday, Chloe! And, Happy 11th Anniversary to my Brosef and his amazing wife, Karen (sic)!

2) So, instead of a movie this morning, (unless I get rained out) I'll be going to a cardio tennis class; a fast-paced tennis-related work-out, set to loud and pretty cheezy aerobics music. It's a really fun, intensive one-hour work-out that I highly recommend to burn some calories and improve one's footwork. More info on, and special thanks to Lady Sophie for the gift certificate. The weather is finally getting nice for cardio again!

3) Major League Soccer and the UN Foundation have teamed up in a campaign called "Nothing But Nets", a program that aims to prevent the spread of malaria in Africa by supplying families with mosquito nets. Donate just $10 by October 12th, and you can be eligible to win a trip to the MLS Cup '07 in Washington, D.C.!

4) Another feel-goody type thing I discovered is the BP gas station on Robertson and Olympic in Los Angeles. I've driven past this strange, metallic gas station quite often (as I'm sure most Angelenos have), but I only just recently pulled in to fill up my tank. I was pleasantly surprised by many aspects of the visit. Not only are there recycling bins by the pumps, but there are also lavender-scented handy-wipes available, and the gas is the same price as is it around town too. The structure is also apparently solar-paneled, the restrooms are super-clean, and they even accept old cell phone donations. The only negatives I can speak of are 1) no junk food mart (that I noticed) and 2) it's still a big oil company selling gas. But, it's a step in the right direction, no?

5) CUTE ITEM ALERT: I just ordered this adorable "Miss Golightly" necklace from one of my favorite online stores fred flare. Get free ground shipping through Oct. 8th on orders over $25 with this discount code: FallFaves.0907

6) Even though my fauxence, Bill, is in Laguna this weekend, I'm still going to try and catch a movie. I really want to see "Goal! 2: Living the Dream" IF I can find a theater that's showing it. I saw and really liked the first one in the series ("Goal! The Dream Begins"), and I'm sure I'll like this one too (because I - no surprise - dig most soccer movies). In this current installment, the main character, Santiago, apparently transfers from Newcastle to Real Madrid, so Galaticos appearances (including Becks himself) are a definite!

7) Last but not least, here's some (tame) eye-candy. In honor of Dr. Lee, I present to you Michael "Mishy" Vartan. His new show "Big Shots" premiered on ABC last night. It was better than Bill had expected (it has a "Desperate Housewives" for men vibe), but I actually didn't really dig it. I just didn't buy the story that Michael Vartan's wife would cheat on him (especially with an old fart)...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LHK Soccer News

1) Argh! The U.S. lost to Brazil this morning in the semifinal of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. What a huge disappointment! Brazil will now face Germany in the FINAL (this Sun. 9/29 at 5am PST on ESPN2), and the U.S. will meet Norway in the 3rd place game. (Photo: AP via Yahoo!)

2) Chelsea takes on Fulham in the EPL this weekend (Sat. 9/29 at 6:35am PST on FSC) and then will face Valencia in Champions League action next week (Wed. 10/3 at 11am PST on Setanta). Thankfully, Chelsea's interim manager, Avram Grant, will be allowed on the touchline, despite not having the proper coaching credentials. In any case, GO BLUES!

3) In serious news, David Beckham's Dad is ill and in the hospital. Let's wish him a speedy recovery.


Tonight's the night! The 4th season of THE OFFICE starts tonight with a one-hour season premiere on NBC at 9pm. I can't wait; I love this show!

Thursday is THE night for TV, and my DVR is going to be working over-time. I'm also looking forward to the ABC prime-time line-up tonight; starting with "Ugly Betty" at 8pm, "Grey's Anatomy" at 9pm and a new show "Big Shots" at 10pm. To be honest, "Big Shots" doesn't look that appealing, but the gorgeous Michael Vartan is in it, and I'll see anything he's in (and that Dylan McDermott ain't too shabby either).

If you want to kill some time before the programs tonight, check out what the Dunder Mifflin staff did this summer:

Thanks to Whine & Cheese for the tip.

Also, I came across a SUPER-FAN The Office site that is just great: OfficeTally.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Carling Cup

The good news is that Chelsea won and Man U lost today in the Carling Cup!

P.S. Here's a more than decent article about Chelsea's true blue John Terry (thanks to Vital Chelsea for the article link).

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world, but...

1) UPDATE to yesterday's post about the Wes Anderson short film "Hotel Chevalier": Apparently, it will now be released in Apple stores on Oct. 2nd and then FREE on iTunes on Oct. 3rd. So, next week, not this week. By the way, I can't believe October is right around the corner!

2) Set your DVR's! The U.S. takes on Brazil in the semifinal of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (Sept. 27th at 5am PST on ESPN2). The winner meets Germany in the Final on Sunday, Sept. 30th.

3) My cousin (or cuzin I should say 'cause we like to pronounce it "Perfect Strangers" style) took me to her Inner Power Yoga class last night. All I can say is that yoga = YOWZA! It was an hour and a half class that was amazing but very difficult. I'm a bit sore today, which is ironic considering yoga is basically extreme stretching. My cuzin actually likes to describe yoga as a combined workout and massage, and, she's totally right! I definitely was sweating up a storm, but when the class was over, I have never felt as relaxed. Anywhoo, despite the bare feet everywhere (I have a sliver of OCD), I'd recommend this class to anyone. For only $16, you get a very self-indulgent and revitalizing work-out, set to new-age music of course!

4) On TV tonight, I'll be checking out:

- ANTM (8pm on the CW) of course! I don't have a winner picked just yet, but I have it narrowed down to 4 or 5 models, and after tonight's first official photo shoot, I hope to have it narrowed down to at least 2.

- I'll also give "Private Practice" (9pm on ABC) a shot too (pun intended). I'm a "Grey's Anatomy" fan, so I have to give the spin-off a chance (although the preview episode last season was not that appealing to me).

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world, but here's more LHK music, film and sports news:

1) In limited Apple stores today, Wes Anderson is releasing his short film "Hotel Chevalier" (starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman) as a promotion for his upcoming feature "The Darjeeling Limited". The short will be available FREE tomorrow on iTunes!

2) Just heard Mark Ronson's "re-version" of Bob Dylan's "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" on KCRW, and I'm on the fence about it... It's supposedly the only "official" Bob Dylan re-mix, and it'll be available on the forthcoming greatest hits package "DYLAN: His Greatest Songs" due out on Oct. 2nd.

3) Speaking of the Dub (aka KCRW), they also just played a track from Heavy Trash's recently released album Going Way Out with Heavy Trash.Heavy Trash is one of Jon Spencer's (from the Blue Explosion) side projects, and I feel bad for not mentioning this cd before because I love me some Jon Spencer (and especially since the album has 3 "baby" songs)! He is the definition of sexy, dirty rock!
Heavy Trash - Going Way Out With Heavy Trash

4) Speaking of music, "Amazon MP3", which is's new digital music store, is up and running.

5) In Robby Ginepri news,

- He participated in a fitness podcast called "Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy". You can download the free episode from iTunes (released on 9/20/07); he's on towards the end of the show (around 52:20). Trust me, you'll want to skip most of the (boring and shrill) show and just get to Gineps!
Adam Shafran and Lee Kantor - 'Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Podcast'

- Robby is also participating in yet another exhibition match against Pete Sampras this Saturday, Sept. 29th in the FedEx Shootout in Frisco, Texas.

6) On the topic of my tennis belovEds, Marat Safin recently took a trip to Tibet. I didn't think I could love him more... (Thanks to Erwin for the heads-up).

7) Check out an interesting online version of the official Chelsea FC magazine (with tons of coverage on their recent U.S. summer tour).

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

Okay, first and foremost, I want to tell you about my good friend, AJ Lambert. Her music is finally available on iTunes, and it's absolutely delightful! Please check it out, and tell all of your friends too!
AJ Lambert - AJ Lambert - EP
Aside from AJ's "EP", my music picks for today are:

1) For an awesome cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep is Your Love", check out "Please Clap Your Hands" by The Bird & the Bee

2) Chaka Khan is back with Funk This!

3) With eclectic tracks by Bruce Springsteen, Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt and others, Give US Your Pooris a benefit cd to help fight homelessness.

My DVD picks for today are:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Random Candy

I think I need more eye-candy on the blog, so I've decided to post RANDOM CANDY pics every once in a while. This weekend Dr. Raff, Bill and I watched Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Of course, I felt obligated to tell them that the fox who played Count Fersen is none other than Calvin Klein model, Jamie Dornan, and our premiere RANDOM CANDY lad!

Run, Walk & Roll

The Achievable Foundation's 6th Annual Run, Walk & Roll is taking place on October 7, 2007. I'm sponsoring my friend, Dina, in her 5K run. For more info on how to participate and/or donate, please go to

Blue Revolution?

Well, with Jose Mourinho now gone, it seems that the Chelsea Blue Revolution only lasted 3 years (although I still have hope for further successes). Today, the behind the scenes dvd, Blue Revolution: The Inside Story, comes out, and it certainly comes at a curious time.

Some have argued that Mourinho's departure was planned for a while, but I'm spent and just want to see this dvd. The available clips have been tantalizing, and as always, I just want to know more about our squad. So, I'll just have to search and track down the U.S. version (I think it's available only in a Region 2 format for now unfortunately)...

P.S. And, please don't get me started on the reports that my beloved John Terry was a cause of Jose Mourinho's leaving Chelsea; there's only so much I can take!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oh, Chelsea...

What can I say about this morning's Chelsea 2-0 loss to Man U?

With Jose Mourinho's departure, disappointment at Old Trafford seemed inevitable. But nonetheless, I think that Chelsea played an admirable game, especially since the game's ASSHOLE referee (Mike Dean) made 2 ridiculous and devastating decisions (Chelsea's Mikel didn't deserve a red card and Man U's Saha didn't deserve a late penalty).

Irregardless (sic), the only interesting thing that came out of today's game (for me only) is the realization that my parents probably feel about me the same way that I feel about Chelsea now. I won't elaborate on my specifics (it's nothing dramatic really). But, even though Chelsea disappoints me at times and is going through a rough patch, I love the team very much. In fact, during this difficult time, I might love them even more because I want so badly for them to turn their situation around and succeed.

As far as having to deal with a new manager and all the bullshite, I guess I can analogize that to everyone (not just me), like Chelsea, just having to keep on truckin'!

Okay enough rambling...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

LHK Sporting News

1) First and foremost, although I LOVE the Fall weather, I object to it only when I get rained out of tennis. Unfortunately, my regular Saturday dubz match got rained out this morning (even though the weather is sort of clearing up NOW).

2) Congrats to the U.S. for their 3-0 quarterfinal win over England in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup! They will face either Brazil or Australia in the semis. On the topic of women's soccer, Happy Birthday to my WWC '99 former "boss", Aaron!

3) Arsenal is still on top of the Premier League with their impressive 5-0 win over Derby County this morning. OF COURSE, since I gave up any interest in Arsenal after the departures of Henry and Ljungberg, they are doing well again. Liverpool and Man City both drew today.

4) Speaking of the EPL, the biggest game of the season so far will be Chelsea vs. Man U (tomorrow at 8am PST on FSC). Go Blues!

5) The U.S. leads Sweden 2-1 in the Davis Cup.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Restaurant AND Movie Review

Today, we tried a new restaurant AND saw a new movie too! Our co-faux-boyfriend, Rob, joined Bill and me today and suggested having breakfast pre-movie, and we were happy to oblige...

I then suggested Square One Dining for our meal. It was written up by Los Angeles magazine as a great breakfast joint, and I had been wanting to try it. Although it's located kind of out of our Grove-centric area (on 4854 Fountain Ave. just West of Vermont), it's a lovely little place with good food. I really enjoyed my breakfast sandwich on toasted brioche, and we all shared a yummy side of grits with cheese and bacon. The menu is fairly simple, but the quality is great. Our favorites of the morning were the delicious coffee and the cookies for dessert. The giant cookies are only $3 and are served in a bag on a plate ('cause you'll most likely not be able to finish one and will take it to-go)! Bill called the cookies "Ooey, gooey, crisp and chewy!"

After dining, again breaking out of our Grove-mold, we headed over to the ArcLight to see a late morning screening of "Eastern Promises", a thriller about Russian gangsters in London, starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. If you're squeamish, this movie is probably not one to see right after a big meal. The violence is quite graphic, which is typical for a David Cronenberg feature.

But aside from the violence, the story is really interesting, and there's nudity and great acting too, mainly all compliments of the star himself, Viggo!
Yowza! He was completely convincing as a complex Russian gangster (tattoos, accent and all). I was drooling over him throughout the whole movie, whether he was in a sleek suit or completely nude.

And the BONUS (for me especially) is that there are Chelsea FC references in the film too, which isn't too surprising (since the London football club is owned by a certain Russian billionaire, who's not on my good side these days). Irregardless (sic), we definitely recommend this movie!

All in all, I've had a great day. Breakfast and a movie with my boys (Bill and Rob treated me to each respectively; unnecessary but so sweet). Then, I came home and took a nap. Fall is pretty much here, and the cooler weather is so lovely. Now, I'm off to watch some Davis Cup that I tivo'd. Life ain't too shabby; I'm a lucky lady (hooligan)!

P.S. I want to give a little shout-out to our cute friend, Brien, who joined us for the breakfast portion of the activities; halla!

Your Internet

Sometimes, when my friend's Grandma wants me to look something up for her online, she'll say, "Honey, can you look on YOUR internet for (insert random request here)." So recently on my Internet, I've come across some interesting websites that I wanted to share with you:

1); discounted beauty products AND FREE domestic shipping: score!

2) Etsy; unique handmade items for sale (with cheap shipping)! I bought a hilarious "Buster" (from the TV show "Arrested Development") coaster from a crafter called Snickerpinx, and I look forward to perusing the rest of the site in search of lovely and random things I don't need. I already spotted an interesting artist, Elloh, who has a shared fondness for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "The Office".

3) Babycakes NYC; a vegan bakery in NYC. Hmmm...I'd be interested in trying their red velvet cupcakes, but a friend who has actually been to the bakery says that she was "decidedly underwhelmed."

4) DEUCE magazine; the ATP's official magazine is now available in an online format! Check out the delightful Summer 2007 issue.

Thanks to BUST magazine for several of the tips.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

LHK Sporting News

With the Chelsea FC drama, it's been hard for me to focus on other athletic events, but the following ones are definitely worth a mention:

1) The U.S. takes on England in the quarterfinals of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (Sat. Sept. 22nd at 5am PST on ESPN2).

2) The best American male tennis players (minus my beloved Robby Ginepri) take on Sweden in Davis Cup action, starting this Friday, Sept. 21st (matches will be aired on Versus and TTC).

Chelsea Heartache

I'm still reeling from the news about Jose Mourinho leaving Chelsea FC, especially since his major staffers (including assistant coach Baltemar Brito, fitness coach Rui Faria, scout Andre Villas and goalkeeper coach Silvino Louro) are leaving with him!

Taking Mourinho's place for now will be Chelsea's director of football, Avram Grant and assistant coach, Steve Clarke.

I mainly blame Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner, Roman Abramovich, for this crap. Among other things, he forced Mourinho to buy Michael Ballack and Andriy Schevchenko, who didn't do enough for the squad last season. In just 3 short years of service, Mourinho will probably be remembered as Chelsea's greatest manager; why did Roman have to give him so much grief?!?!

In any case, as if all of this drama doesn't hurt enough, Chelsea has a huge AWAY game against Manchester United this Sunday (8am PST on FSC).

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

For Fok's Sake!!

Chelsea's manager extraordinaire, Jose Mourinho, is leaving!! This news is BEYOND TERRIBLE (especially ahead of the Man U game on Sunday)! To add insult to injury, this news was broken to me by my friend's boyfriend, Laddie McFresh, a Liverpool fan. I'm gutted...

I'm sure all of the non-Chelsea supporters are thrilled that another wrench has been thrown into Chelsea's season. But, I can only have faith in the squad and in our heroic captain, John Terry, to RE-GROUP and CONQUER!

GO BLUES! I'm sending all of my love and support from Los Angeles!

Art Update

1) Apparently, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary of Art has an amazing collection of art. I'll try and check it out IF I ever get there...

2) I'm a big fan of portraits, and Elizabeth Peyton is probably my favorite contemporary painter. But in England, there's a new artist, Stella Vine, who's creating major buzz and debate. What do you think of her work?

3) MOCA has a way you can turn your DNA into one-of-kind art.

4) For more art news, check out Artkrush.

You Wanna Be On Top?

Hey now! The season premiere of Cycle 9 of America's Next Top Model premieres tonight at 8pm on the CW! I've been a huge fan since Cycle 2, and (at the risk of tooting my own) my pick each season has been in the top two (if not the outright winner). This show NEEDS me as a guest judge/blogger/viewer, and I wouldn't mind meeting the gorgeous (and noted fashion photographer/judge) Nigel Barker either!

In any case, this cycle's "theme" is "the future of fashion", and the competition looks (dare I say it) FIERCE! Look out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Currently Reading

In case anyone's interested, I've decided to add a little "Currently Reading" update to my blog. I'll post the most current book that I'm reading in the right-hand column of random items, and hopefully it'll give me the incentive to read more (even with the tantalizing upcoming Fall TV season).

This past year, I've read some decent books:
Truman Capote's "Summer Crossing"
Amy Sedaris' "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence"
Ray Bennett's "The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great"
Kazua Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go"
Isabel Allende's "Ines of My Soul"
Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey"
James Blake's "Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life"
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)"

Harry Potter 7 was by far the best of the bunch, and for your information, I'm always open to any recommendations too...

Now, I'm currently reading Bill Clinton's "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World".It's an easy read, mainly about the hundreds of amazing organizations that President Clinton and his Foundation have crossed paths with.

Thankfully, almost everyone I know performs charitable acts (whether it's donating clothes or working at a homeless shelter). But, at the same time, it seems that we can all do more, and this book reminded me of an organization that I had heard about and wanted to check out:
Kiva - loans that change lives

If you haven't already heard about them, KIVA provides a set-up where you can loan $25 (via PayPal and then forwarded through a local credit union) to a business-person in a developing country. Ideally and over time, the entrepreneur pays your $25 back (which you can keep or re-loan). How unique and interesting is that? Check them out, and keep them in mind. The holidays are right around the corner, and gift certificates are available...

P.S. In memory of my Uncle Cyrus, I "loaned" $25 to Rahiba Soltanova (a small jewelry seller in Azerbaijan) today.

Suck it, L.A. Galaxy!

The Los Angeles Galaxy had the audacity to mail me a 2008 Season Tickets renewal form today! After what I've been through during this horrendous season with Sweet Cheeks David Beckham, all I can say to them is (to quote Kathy Griffin) "Suck it!" I have no interest in giving them another big chunk of change EVEN IF Becks is 100% healthy for 100% of the 2008 season.

So, I crossed out all of the financial terms on my renewal form and instead wrote my ticket rep this note:
Dear Dan,

You are a very nice ticket rep, but unless the Galaxy acquires John Terry or Freddie Ljungberg, the Galaxy would have to PAY ME to renew my season tickets. The $ I already spent on this year's season tickets is probably the biggest waste of $ that I have ever dealt with... In the future, I think I'll just stick with single game tickets, and I would appreciate discounted or free ones for what I've gone through during this disappointing season.

Lady Hooligan Kat

I just faxed the form over to them, and I feel a little better...

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

I think the big music release today is James Blunt's sophomore album All the Lost Souls
I'm not ashamed to admit that I enjoy the soft rock. I love me some Christopher Cross, and the Bee-Gees often bring tears of joy to my eyes. So, since James Blunt is sort of channeling Barry Gibb (with the beard and falsetto), I'm looking forward to checking out his new album, especially the following tracks: "1973", "One of the Brightest Stars" and "Give Me Some Love".
Apple iTunes

Speaking of the Bee Gees, they're finally on iTunes (well, sort of). Their new greatest hits compilation is out today (including some groovy remixes): Bee Gees "Greatest"
Bee Gees - Bee Gees: Greatest (Bonus Video Version) [Remastered] - Nights On Broadway
Some other c.d. releases that look fun are:

On the dvd front, there are some sports movies that have caught my attention:

Other random dvds out today:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Good-bye PROM DRESS...

...and good-bye to my (electric) youth...

I know I'm being melodramatic, but it's so hard to let go of special clothing items because they are attached to fond memories. I've been weeding out my closet, and I just finally decided to get rid of my beloved high school prom dress. I haven't worn the dress since the fun occasion SO MANY YEARS AGO. Although I often joke about busting it out for a future super-special occasion (e.g. a Robby Ginperi vs. Marat Safin match), it's time to say good-bye, adios, and au revoir!

Here's to moving forward (at least I still have the prom pics)!

LHK Soccer News

1) THE CHAMPIONS! Yes, that's right, the UEFA Champions League starts tomorrow, and Chelsea takes on Rosenborg (Sept. 18th, 11:30am PST on Setanta, which I officially ordered today). Go Blues!

2) The U.S. takes on Nigeria in their last (and very important) group stage game of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup (Sept. 18th, 5am PST on ESPN). The U.S. needs at least a tie to advance to the quarters. Set your DVRs!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world, but...

1) The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards air TONIGHT at 8pm on FOX. I'm rooting for the following shows (and the actors involved in them): THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK, GREY'S ANATOMY, EXTRAS, and UGLY BETTY (I watched season 1 on dvd this summer and dug it).

2) John Terry admires Roger Federer! Well now that I know that my beloved likes him, I'll try not to be as harsh on Roger (although I'd still like to see someone other than he and Rafa win a Grand Slam).

3) "Eastern Promises" won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Fest; I can't wait to see it!

4) In women's tennis news:

- American, Lindsay Davenport, won her first singles title since coming back after the birth of her baby boy.

- The Russians rule, and they proved it by beating Italy for their 3rd Fed Cup title! Go, Ladys (sic)!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chelsea vs. Blackburn

What can I say? Except...

1) We were robbed! Kalou was not offside; it was a goal! We should have won...

2) 0-0; a draw at home ain't good enough.

3) Shevchenko let us down; he missed at least 2 huge scoring chances.

4) Now, Arsenal is top of the league since both they and Man U won their games today. Thankfully, Liverpool only drew.

5) As far as Blackburn,

- Get well, Christopher Samba (he suffered a severe head injury; compliments of Scheva; ouch!).

- I'd point out that Blackburn's David Bentley is kind of cute (especially with his new faux-hawk), but I'm too disappointed about the draw.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Movie Review

Bill and I finally got to see "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With". In L.A., it's playing at the Laemmle Sunset5. The movie was exactly what I expected: cute (but not fantastic) with plenty of chuckles provided by the adorable Jeff Garlin and his fab cast of ladies (Bonnie Hunt, Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, and Mina Kolb).

Next week, we're doing a complete-180 and seeing "Eastern Promises". I can't wait to see Viggo Mortensen playing a tattooed Russian ganster in seedy London! Grrr...

Speaking of upcoming movies, we saw the trailer for "Lars and the Real Girl" today, and we're looking forward to that one too. But, we'd see anything Ryan Gosling's in!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Music Update

Hey, if you get a chance, check out KATE NASH. I've really been digging her EP "Foundations"
Kate Nash - Foundations - EP
One iTunes reviewer said she's a mix between Lily Allen and Regina Spektor, and I would agree with that assessment...

Women's World Cup

Set your DVRs! The U.S. Women's National soccer team takes on Sweden tonight (well, tomorrow morning; 1:55am PST Sept. 14th on ESPN) in a very important 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup group stage match. The U.S. team tied Korea in their opener and need a win against Sweden to avoid an early exit from the tourney.

Also in soccer news, the EPL resumes this weekend! Chelsea takes on Blackburn on Saturday (9am PST on FSC).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world, but...

1) England takes on Russia today in a Euro 2008 qualifying game, with my beloved John Terry as their fearless leader!

2) Led Zeppelin is reuniting for one show!

3) John Stewart has been confirmed as the host of the 80th Academy Awards, which will take place on Feb. 24, 2008.

4) The incomparable Kathy Griffin dishes on her Emmy win and the awful VMA's.

5) One of these days, I need to get my ass over to Georgia and to one of Robby Ginepri's charity tennis events at his own club (Old Towne Athletic Club). He's hosting a LADIES DAY this Friday, Sept. 14th!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lady Party 911

Tonight at The Echoplex at 8pm: LADY PARTY 911

It sounds like it's going to be a rad event, but unfortunately, I cannot attend.

LHK Movie News

1) The fabulous Jennifer Hudson (aka JHud) has signed on for a role in the upcoming "Sex and the City: The Movie".

2) Speaking of sex, Viggo Mortensen, plays a Russian gangster in London in the upcoming "Eastern Promises". The flick, which opens this Friday Sept. 14th, apparently has a mega (NUDE) fight scene!?!?

3) I still have no definitive info about when (and IF) "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" (which is getting good reviews) will open in L.A. But, I did see a poster for the movie at the Laemelle Sunset 5 Theatre, so that's an encouraging sign (literally!)...

4) For you 80's movies buffs, Disney is making a modern-day sequel to "Tron".

5) I CANNOT wait to see Cate Blanchett reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth in "Elizabeth The Golden Age" due out on October 12th. The trailer gave me goose-bumps and not just 'cause the foxy Clive Owen is in it too!

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

There are some eclectic music releases today...

- The goddess Ann Wilson from HEART releases her (believe it or not) FIRST-ever solo album (of mainly covers), Hope & Glory,today. Rufus Wainwright, Elton John, and Nancy Wilson all make guest appearances on the c.d.

- Kanye West's third album Graduation(which will apparently battle 50 Cent's new release Curtis for the top spot on the charts) also features some cool collaborations. I love the Daft Punk sampled "Stronger" and am looking forward to hearing Coldplay's Chris Martin on "Homecoming".

- Speaking of third albums, Canada's Hot Hot Heat haven't disappointed me with their first two albums. So, I'm really looking forward to more of their energized rock on Happiness Ltd.

Apple iTunes

As far as DVDs, it's slim pickins today. But at least, Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Third Seasoncomes out today. Speaking of Grey's, the show's newest music soundtrack compilation (which has some great artists on it) is out today too: Grey's Anatomy, Vol. 3.

P.S. I'm not trying to ignore the significance of Patriot Day, but today is actually my Mum's birthday too. So, I always celebrate HER on the 11th.