Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Holiday Reading Part 2

I just managed to finished one more book so far since I last posted about my holiday reading list. Lady Lorelei via McFresh recommended Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty: A Novel

It's a prize-winning novel and extremely well written. But, although it was a quite engrossing and intriguing satirical picture of England in the 1980's, I wasn't fond of any of the characters and wouldn't really call the book my cup of tea (pun intended).

New Year's Eve

Make sure to tune into CNN tonight (starting at 8pm PST) to watch coverage from Times Square with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (aka Andy & Kath)!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Art & Sport

I went to LACMA this afternoon and caught 2 exhibits that I've been dying to see: VANITY FAIR PORTRAITS and HARD TARGETS - MASCULINITY AND SPORT.

Both were quite good; not amazing overall but each had a few pieces that are definitely worth checking out!

In the Hard Targets exhibit, I especially loved the multi-screen installation of the 2006 World Cup Final between Italy and France; could have watched it for hours...

LHK's Top 5 Hottest EPL Playaz

The New Year is almost upon us, and this list is long overdue. But, I haven't been as motivated to make it as I was last season. Chelsea has had a weird season so far... And if Chelsea doesn't win a trophy again this season, I'll be soooo bummed. BUT, the eye-candy show MUST go on!

So, here are my picks for the TOP 5 HOTTEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS (for the 2008-9 season).

1) JOHN TERRY - Chelsea (No surprise here really since I worship the man)

2) Carlo Cudicini - Chelsea (He's Chelsea's #2 goalkeeper, but THE hottest goalkeeper in the world)

3) Niko Kranjcar - Portsmouth (I may be a little biased towards pretty Croatians; so what?)

4) Roque Santa Cruz - Blackburn Rovers (a little Latin flavour)

5) Lucas Neil - West Ham (a yummy Aussie)

Honorable Mentions:
Alan Smith - Newcastle
Peter Halmosi - Hull City

P.S. One of my usual EPL favz, Freddie Ljungberg, has left the EPL for America and is coming to play for the new MLS team in Seattle. So, as I've mentioned before, I can't wait to see him and Becks play on the same field when Seattle comes to L.A.

Anywhoo, feel free to compare this list to last year's picks, and let me know what you think. As always, I'd love to hear about your favz too!

Monday, December 29, 2008

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world (especially with all the recent crap going down in the Middle East), but...

1) Liverpool's captain, Steven Gerrard, was arrested for assault early this morning after celebrating his team's 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle and going 3 points clear of Chelsea atop the EPL table (booo!).

2) Found and bought this super-cute tennis skirt from SmashGal. Not sure if I'll wear it much, but I had to have it!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Movie Review

Billy and I saw LAST CHANCE HARVEY today. We just wanted a cute and short movie and that's what we got. Emma Thompson was wonderful as always, and Dustin Hoffman was (well ...) Dustin Hoffman. I wouldn't rush out to see it, but I'd definitely recommend it as a tame choice for your parents. I know I will.

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on Fulham today (on FSC at 6am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Holiday Reading

I'm lucky enough to have a nice break from work during the holidays, and when I haven't been watching soccer, I've been chillaxing and reading. Below are the 3 books I just recently finished reading:

I'd recommend Graeme Le Saux's autobiography if you're a Chelsea and/or Blackburn fan. The proceeds from J.K. Rowling's new book go to a good cause (the Children's High Level Group), and The Buddha of Suburbia is a pretty cool read too (but ultimately delved too much into the world of acting for my taste).

Anywhoo, I'm off to try and get through the rest of my stack o' holiday reading.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day

Chelsea takes on West Brom today (on FSC at 5am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA! Fight! Fight! Fight!

P.S. Happy 6-month Birthday to baby Camille!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

This is the only single you'll need today: "Jizz In My Pants"
The Lonely Island - Jizz In My Pants - Single
And, there are some decent DVD releases today too:

P.S. Tina Fey was named AP's Entertainer of the Year! Yay; Go, Lady!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Booooooo Phil Dowd!

Booooo to referee Phil Dowd for giving my beloved John Terry a red card in Chelsea's game against Everton! JT's tackle was a yellow card at the most, and I'm sending an extra "F-U!" to Phil Dowd for all the other unnecessary cards he gave to Chelsea players today.

Come on, Chelsea!!!

Chelsea takes on Everton today (at noon PST on Setanta).


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Movie Review

We caught SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE today, and I would definitely recommend it! Althought the length of the movie (at over 2 hours) is a tad long, the story, music and direction are all great. It's well worth checking out.

LHK Soccer News

1) The FIFA Club World Cup final takes places today (at 2:30am PST on FSC). Manchester United (boo! spit! boo!) takes on (the long-shots) Liga de Quito. I'm rooting for Quito in honor of Dr. Lee (who summered there once) and 'cause Man U doesn't need another trophy.

2) The big EPL game of the day is Liverpool vs. Arsenal (at 8am PST on FSC)! I'm rooting for Arsenal OF COURSE 'cause Liverpool is currently a point ahead of Chelsea, and they need to be knocked out of the top spot on the table! Sorry, McFresh, but not really...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ciao, Galaxy!

David Beckham officially joined AC Milan today on a short-term loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy. He began his press conference today speaking in Italian, which I must admit was quite sexy.

Hmmm, I wonder if I should get a Beckham Milan jersey??

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Champions!

The draw for the UEFA Champions League knock-out round of 16 took place this morning. The tourney starts back up on Feb. 24th, and here are the amazing upcoming match-ups:

Chelsea (ENG) v Juventus (ITA)

Villarreal (ESP) v Panathinaikos (GRE)

Sporting Lisbon (POR) v Bayern Munich (GER)

Atletico Madrid (ESP) v FC Porto (POR)

Lyon (FRA) v Barcelona (ESP)

Real Madrid (ESP) v Liverpool (ENG)

Arsenal (ENG) v Roma (ITA)

Inter Milan (ITA) v Manchester United (ENG)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Christmas with Weezer!
Weezer - Christmas With Weezer

This is the only musical release that you need to know about for today!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on West Ham today (at 8am PST on FSC), and a win will put them back on top of the EPL table! The other TOP 4 teams (Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man U) all drew this weekend.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Movie Review

Bill and I caught MILK today, and it's definitely worth seeing. Not only is the story true, amazing, relevant and heart-breaking (especially in light of California's recent passage of Prop 8), but Sean Penn's performance was wonderful. The eye-candy in the form of James Franco and Diego Luna didn't hurt either!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Golden Globes

The Golden Globe nominations were announced today.

Here are a few of my quick picks:

- JAMES FRANCO (in Pineapple Express)


- I'm torn between 30 ROCK and THE OFFICE

- Tina Fey

- Again, I'm torn between ALEC BALDWIN and STEVE CARELL

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thank you, Chelsea!

Chelsea beat Cluj 2-1 yesterday and thankfully qualified for the knock-out stage of the Champions League.

Check out how John Terry and the lads celebrated the win and JT's b-day too HERE. JT, you can serenade me any time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Champions!

Chelsea takes on Cluj today in Champions League action! It's a must-win for Chelsea if they are to advance to the next stage of the tournament (live on ESPN2 at 11:30am PST).


New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

Apple iTunes

Monday, December 8, 2008

Free Song!

Lady Sovereign's new single "I Got You Dancing" is out now and available as a FREE download!!

Yay! Go, Lady!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, John Terry!

Happy 28th Birthday, JT!

You're one of my heroes, and I LOVE YOU!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday Movie Review

Bill and I finally saw TRANSPORTER 3, and it did not disappoint. Although the plot and some of the characters (with their crazy accents) were beyond ridiculous, the action and the music were quite fun. And most importantly, Jason Statham was often shirtless and just dead sexy!

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on Bolton today (on Setanta Xtra at 7am PST).


Friday, December 5, 2008

Opening Today!

My pal AJ (from LOOKER) did the music supervision on the movie TENNESSEE, which opens today for a one week limited engagement in Los Angeles at the Laemmle's Music Hall 3. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Random LHK News

1) Jon Hamm of MAD MEN is going to be appearing on 30 Rock as Liz Lemon's (played by Tina Fey) love interest. I love that show!

2) Speaking of Tina Fey, she's on the cover of the January '09 issue of Vanity Fair.

3) And, speaking of magazines, Michael Phelps is on the cover of several again these days. He was voted the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. He's also on the cover of GQ as one of their Men of the Year. He's on the cover of OUTSIDE mag too. Grrr...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Go, Hillary!

Congrats to Senator Hillary Clinton on being named the next Secretary of State. Go, Lady!

P.S. Today was WORLD AIDS DAY.

Happy Birthday, Connz!

Happy DERTY THIRTY Birthday to Connz (the Lady Hooligan tennis coach extraordinare)!


I finally added some posts about my recent trip to NYC! Check them out if you like; they're back-dated Nov. 21 - 23, 2008.

P.S. I can't believe it's DECEMBER already! Argh! This year has flown by...