Thursday, July 31, 2008

What's this? What's this?

Cutie Ryan Gosling is now a DJ!?! Hmmm, I may have to try and check out his Tuesday night residency at the Green Door lounge in Hollywood.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Streets

Check out the new Streets track and video THE ESCAPIST. The song is a bit of departure for Mike Skinner, but I'm really looking forward to the new album!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oh, Robby!

Robby Ginepri almost beat Roger Federer in their 2nd-round match at the Cincinatti Masters today. Gineps had match-point against Roger but couldn't close it out; argh!!!

Oh well... I guess Robby can now focus on his preparations for the Summer Olympics. Good luck, Playa!

Happy Birthday, Bill!

Love you, Honey!

LHK Tennis Update

1) Unfortunately, Marat Safin lost to Dmitry Tursunov in the first round of the Cincinatti Masters.

2) But, Robby Ginepri spanked Jonas Bjorkman (6-0, 7-6) to set up a second round clash with Roger Federer today. Both Gineps and Federer are actually coached by Jose Higueras. So, let's just hope that this coaching conflict of interest adds to Federer's troubles. Go, Robby!

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

I'm very excited about the new release from local singer/songwriter, JUDE, called CUBA. Please check it out!

Apple iTunes

Monday, July 28, 2008

Free show!

The Duke Spirit are playing an in-store at Amoeba Hollywood tonight at 7pm!

LHK Tennis Update

The U.S. Open Series continues...

In the first round of the Cincinatti Masters today, Robby Ginepri takes on ATP veteran, Jonas Bjorkman. BTW, if Gineps wins, he meets Roger Federer in the 2nd-round. Argh, why does he get the lamest draws?!

And, Marat Safin takes on fellow Russian, Dmitry Turnsunov; not a bad eye-candy match-up...

Coverage starts at 8am PST on Tennis Channel.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

LHK Tennis Update

The U.S. Open Series continues... On tap today:

1) The final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto; Rafa Nadal versus Nicolas Kiefer (on ESPN2 at noon PST). Not a bad eye-candy match-up here!

2) The final of the East West Bank Classic; Dinara Safina versus Flavia Pennetta (on ESPN2 at 2pm PST).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday Movie Review(s)

Bill, Raff and I caught MAMMA MIA, and it wasn't too shabby. The singing wasn't great (Pierce Brosnan's voice made Raff scream), but the movie was kind of fun (Meryl Streep is always great, of course).

There was also a nice amount of eye-candy (both young and old-er). The 3 male leads (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard) were in surprisingly good shape, and the lad who plays the groom, Dominic Cooper, is delightful SANS shirt. Speaking of Dominic, I had to look his credits up 'cause I couldn't remember where I had seen him before. Ah yes, he was also in the adorable flick, THE HISTORY BOYS.

Anyway, you can judge the MAMMA MIA soundtrack for yourself:Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)

P.S. I just got back from seeing XANADU at the Angel City Drive-In. Now, that's what I call a soundtrack! Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu

LHK Tennis Update

So, Marat Safin and Robby Ginepri have been out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto for a couple of days now. They're both scheduled to play in the Cincinnati Masters next, and Marat is scheduled to play the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles (my hometown) afterwards at the beginning of August. I can't wait to see him here!

With that, I wanted to share this recent ATP spotlight on Marat that I found:

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

MLS All-Stars

The MLS All-Stars (including Sweet Cheeks David Beckham) will be taking on West Ham United of the English Premier League tonight. I'm not sure if FOXY Freddie Ljungberg, who plays for West Ham, will also be on the pitch. But, if he does play, it should make for quite a pretty game. The MLS All-Star game airs on ESPN at 4pm PST.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Showbiz

Just wanted to promote a couple of pals:

1) A mentor of mine and a lovely actor, Kimberly Stallworth, has her website up now.

2) And, Bill's dear friend, Nancy Gold, is now a published author!

LHK Tennis Update

Marat Safin won his second round match at the Rogers Cup today, but Robby Ginepri lost his. So, I'm in a half-YAY/half-BOO situation here...

P.S. Unfortunately, I'm not going to make it to the East West Bank Tennis Classic at the Home Depot Center this week. But, I highly recommend checking it out if you can.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JT still haunted...

John Terry is still haunted by his Champions League penalty kick miss but hopes Chelsea's new manager, Scolari, can help the club win some trophies and ease the pain.

I feel the same way. May 21, 2008 was one of the worst and saddest days of my life and also in Chelsea's history. But, I still worship JT and can only hope for better days for Chelsea.

So, with that, here's my first (pre-season) COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

First of all, you have to check out the free CONVERSE song, "My Drive Thru", which features Santogold, Julian Casablancas (from The Strokes), and N.E.R.D. It's pretty damn cool!

Apple iTunes

P.S. Happy Birthday, Cuzin Tina!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

LHK Tennis Update

1) Robby Ginepri takes on Paul-Henri Mathieu today in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

2) In the same tournament, Wild Card, Marat Safin takes on young American, Sam Querry.

Early round coverage airs on Tennis Channel.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Duke Spirit

I checked out The Duke Spirit last night at the Hammer Museum, and they put on a really good show. Lead singer, Liela (sic), who has such a cool voice, was wearing quite the get-up; a black unitard with a purple knit bib/cape over it & accessorized with some black feathers!?!?

Anyway, their latest album, NEPTUNE,is fantastic, and they're doing another free show at Amoeba Records (Hollywood) on July 28th. Make sure to check them out!
The Duke Spirit - Neptune

Tennis on TV

Check out this LINK for the US Open Series' TV schedule!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emmy Nods

The nominees for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. I'm rooting for my usuals; the folks from 30 Rock and The Office. However, the tough decision is going to be in the brand spankin' new category: Best Reality Show Host.

Is the Academy serious? In any case, the show airs on ABC on Sept. 21st.

Dave Attell!

The hilarious Dave Attell is hosting the new GONG SHOW, which premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10pm; set your DVRs!

Speaking of Dave, his comedy cd, Skanks for the Memories,is my favorite comedy cd of ALL TIME!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

LHK Tennis Update

1) Unfortunately, Robby Ginepri lost in the first round of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.

2) Marat Safin has received a wild card entry into the main draw of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Sweet!

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

Nothing too exciting this week. But last week, I definitely neglected to mention a cool release: Albert Hammond, Jr.'s sophomore solo effort, ¿Como Te Llama?

Monday, July 14, 2008

The U.S. Open Series!

The U.S. Open Series starts today!! This series of hard-court tennis tournaments across North America leads up to the U.S. Open itself and starts off with the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and the Bank of the West Classic this week.

My beloved Robby Ginepri will be back in action and takes on Paul Capdeville today in Indy. Go, Robby!

I'm definitely planning to check out the tournaments in the series that are here in Southern California, starting with the East West Bank Classic and then the Countrywide Classic (at my alma mater, UCLA); I can't wait!

Make sure to get your TENNIS TICKETS too!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Chester French

Heads-up, kids. Chester French is coming back to L.A. for a show at Spaceland on Thursday, August 14th! Get your tickets before they sell out; I already gotz mine.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Very Nice!

I GOTZ to get me to a newsstand and pick a copy of the August 2008 Men's Journal! Foxy (and shirtless) Olympic swimmers, Michael Phelps (who bears a slight resemblance to my tennis coach, Connz) and Ryan Lochte are on the cover.

Those torsos just KILL me! Dah-YAMN!

(Thanks for the heads-up, Kenneth).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free shows at the Hammer!

The Hammer Museum is hosting some cool rock shows in their courtyard on Thursday nights this July. I'm thinking about going to see The Duke Spirit on July 17th!

Happy Birthday, Mickey!

Great show last night and congrats on your CD!!


P.S. Love your new hair-do.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

I'm loving The Twelves Remix of the Black Kids' "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You". Check it out:
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Single - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You

Sunday, July 6, 2008

BRAVO, RAFA!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing!! Rafa Nadal just beat Roger Federer to win his first Wimbledon title (stopping Federer from winning his 6th straight title there)!!!

Rafa is so inspirational. This calls for some SANGRIA!

Happy Birthday, Lady Stacy!

Cheers to YOU!

Bar 107 (where we went to celebrate Lady Stacy's b-day last night) is having their 3rd anniversary today too. Quite an interesting place, I must say... I would't make a special trip downtown to go there again, but if you happen to be around that area (4th and Main St.), it's a pretty cool dive bar to check out. Hopefully, they won't let a dog on the bar when you visit...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bravo, Venus!

Bravo to (big sister) Venus Williams on beating her younger sister, Serena, in today's Wimbledon Ladies' Championship match. The duo are also in the doubles final later today!

P.S. More U.S. Olympic swimming trials on NBC tonight!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Oh, Marat!

Well, my beloved Marat Safin had a few chances, but Roger Federer ended up beating him in 3 sets in today's semi-final Wimbledon match-up. Well, at least Marat can NOW say that he's made it to the semi-finals of all fours slams.

Marat, it was a wonderful Wimbledon run, and you know that I'm available for hugs anytime...

Federer will be taking on Rafa Nadal next in the championship match on Sunday. VAMOS, RAFA!

Friday Movie Review

The crew and I saw WANTED today. It was very violent, action-packed and preposterous (in a laugh-out-loud kind of way). But, at least, James McAvoy and the villain, Thomas Kretschmann, provided a little eye-candy.

Ooooh and speaking of preposterous action mixed in with a little candy, we saw a trailer for an upcoming Jason Statham movie called DEATH RACE!

P.S. Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

LHK Sporting News

Some major sporting events are taking place tomorrow to kick off the long 4th of July holiday weekend:

1) The Wimbledon Men's Semi-Finals; Marat Safin versus Roger Federer AND Rafa Nadal versus Rainer Shuettler (coverage starts at 4am PST on ESPN2). Lady Lorelei and I concur that a Marat-Rafa sandwich would make an IDEAL (and delicious) FINAL!

2) Then, at 8pm on ABC, tune into the Olympic Swimming trials. I only got three words for you: 1)Michael 2)Phelps 3)Speedo!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bravo, Marat!

Congrats to my beloved Marat Safin for re-grouping and beating (the equally foxy) Feliciano Lopez in 4 sets today in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon!
Marat takes on Roger Federer next in the semis;!?

LHK Tennis Update

Play is currently suspended at Wimbledon due to rain. Hopefully, this weather-break will only help Marat Safin 'cause he was trailing Feliciano Lopez 2-5 in the opening set of their quarterfinal match-up.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Eye-Candy ALERT!

This is an EXTREME eye-candy alert:

Marat Safin versus Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon!! Coverage of the quarters starts at 4am PST on Wed. July 2nd on ESPN2.

In my book, this match-up is ALMOST as delicious as a Marat versus Gineps one.

P.S. Happy Birthday to Debbie Harry; you're a goddess!

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

Not much today...

But, TRAVIS has released a new EP, J. Smith, on their own Red Telephone Box label that's worth checking out:
Travis - J. Smith - EP

Also, this Jude Law flick did intrigue me when I first heard about it, but I never saw it. Now, it's out on DVD: