Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Currently Reading

I've been overindulging in junk food this holiday break. I think this will be a very apropos book for me as the New Year approaches...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nerd Alert


Yes, that's me at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Shaunerd!

Love you!!!

P.S. Off to Porto today to see Chelsea in Champions League action!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

In London

Arrived in London yesterday and had the pleasure of seeing Chelsea beat Wolves 4-0 @ Stamford Bridge today!
Bravo, Chelsea!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Eriko!

Cheers to YOU, Sweetie-darling!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shopping, Sweetie!

Redstamp.com is one of my favorite new online stores; check it out! They have fabulous stationery and gifts.

Of course, nothing rivals my all-time favorite online stores:

fredflare.com

and

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Teresa!

And welcome baby Oliver!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Movie Update


I saw THE DAMNED UNITED tonight, and I really enjoyed it (and not just because I'm a sucker for soccer/football flicks). Both the movie and Michael Sheen were excellent!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rant & Rave

On Monday, October 5th! Featuring Rob Dodd!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Champions!

Another Champions League season is upon us... I need to be brave.

Chelsea takes on FC Porto today (on Setanta at 11:45am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Movie Update

My pals and I caught THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE tonight, and it was surprisingly good. As a Vogue reader, the glimpse into how the biggest issue of the year is put together was quite fascinating.

The movie's soundtrack was also fun, and there were even tennis references! It was delightful.

U.S. Open

Congrats to both Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin Del Potro for winning the 2009 U.S. Open Championships!

It was such a relief to see them win the titles, and as a result, I'm happily not suffering from any grand slam withdrawal.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Go, Pretties!

My three favorite tennis players are playing their first-round U.S. Open matches today. I really was tempted to fly to New York last night and spend the day with them at the U.S. Open. But, I decided to stay home from work today and watch them from the comfort of my air-conditioned bedroom instead.

JEREMY CHARDY vs. Gael Monfils

MARAT SAFIN vs. Jurgen Melzer

ROBBY GINEPRI vs. Andrei Pavel

Allez/Vamos/Go, PRETTIES!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

U.S. Open

ooh-OOH! The U.S. Open starts today!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eye-Candy Sighting!

I said HELLO to Freddie Ljungberg at the Galaxy game tonight. This was the first time I have ever seen him in person and was an overall HUGE eye-candy sighting for me!Don't be jealous!

Ooh-OOH!

The ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE started back up today!

Chelsea took on Hull City this morning and beat them 2-1!

COME ON, CHELSEA!
Here's to a winning season!

P.S. I'm not doing a TOP 5 EPL eye-candy list like I did last year and the year before. John Terry takes the cake for me ALWAYS anyway! But, check out some greats picks over at KICKETTE.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cech Yourself

Before You Wreck Yourself!

Chelsea win on penalties (thanks to our amazing goalkeeper Petr Cech).

P.S. Petr Cech t-shirt available from Who Are Ya? Designs.

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on Manchester United today in the Community Shield (on FSC at 7am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Los Angeles Theater

My pal, Rob Dodd, is in Rogue Machine's new production, Shorts and Sweets.

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Important But...

I know there are more important things in the world, but (or should I say SO):

1) I have just deactivated my Facebook account AGAIN. I just can't get into it. For the past three years, I've been directing my online efforts towards Lady Hooligan, the webzine, and then this blog.

2) Speaking of this blog, I've finally decided to reel it in. I need to read more. I need a change. I think I'm only going to post infrequent items that promote friends and/or events for now (and some occasional sports items).

Cheers,
Kat

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bill!

Honey, you don't look a day over 18!
Lots of love,
Pee-Wee

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sophie's Choice

Or should I say KATty's choice!

I just got back from the Marat Safin versus Robby Ginepri match at the LA Tennis Open, and I think I was in a state of shock during the whole match. I've never been so equally enamored with both players on the court to the point where I couldn't cheer for either one of them. I politely clapped for them both, but I didn't have the heart to scream either of their names.

The whole match I was basically thinking these 2 thoughts:

1) This is surreal.

2) I wish I had a better camera.






It was truly a once in a lifetime experience to see my two favorites players play against each other, and I enjoyed every second of the 3-setter! Marat won; 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Tonight's The Night!

Marat Safin takes on Robby Ginepri in the first round of the LA Tennis Open tonight at 7:30pm PST at UCLA.

Pretty vs. Pretty

An LHK dream match-up!

Monday, July 27, 2009

LA Tennis Open

I just got back from the LA Tennis Open at UCLA.

I had the pleasure of seeing Marat Safin take on Pete Sampras in a exhibition match called the Millennium Challenge. Marat won!

Then, I got to see Marat play again in doubles, pairing up with compatriot Igor Kunitsyn and beating the team of Dudi Sela & Marcos Baghdatis in a very exciting 1st round match. Marat won again! YAY!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Soccer & Tennis today (results)


Both Robby Ginepri and Chelsea FC won TITLES today! I'm a very happy camper (and tacos at BT's were the icing).

Oh Captain! My Captain!

John Terry has ended speculation over a potential move away from Stamford Bridge and released a statement saying that he is "totally committed" to Chelsea!

As am I. I love you, John.

Soccer & Tennis today

It's a really good day for LHK sports!

Robby Ginepri is in the FINAL of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships today (on ESPN2 at 12pm PST).

Then,

Chelsea takes on Club America (on ESPN2 at 4pm PST).

Saturday, July 25, 2009

LHK Heaven!!!

YOWZA!!! My head and heart are about to explode! Have you seen the draw for the LA Tennis Open?

Marat Safin and Robby Ginepri, my two favorite OG tennis players (Jeremy Chardy is a fairly recent fav), are meeting in the first round! I'm not sure of the exact day and time that they'll be playing, but I WILL be there!

Marat! Robby! UCLA (my alma mater)! Pretty vs. Pretty! Ahhhhhhhhh!

They've only met twice before
(with Robby winning both meetings), but I've never seen them play against each other in the flesh. I can barely contain myself! Not to jinx it, but one of my biggest Lady Hooligan dreams is coming true (please see LH Webzine Archive More Important But: Eye-Candyland)!

I need to breathe.


BTW, congrats to Robby on just recently beating John Isner in the semis of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships. He plays Sam Querrey in the final tomorrow (7/26 on ESPN2 at 12pm PST).

Marat, I'm looking forward to seeing you on Monday night as well when you take on Pete Sampras in the Millennium Challenge (also a part of the LA Tennis Open).

Happy Birthday, Jamba!

Best wishes!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Come on, Chelsea!

There's a Chelsea game today too; vs. AC Milan at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) on ESPN at 5pm PST!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

Yes! Robby Ginepri has made it to the quarterfinals of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, and the quarters are going to be televised!!!

Check out the TENNIS on TV schedule HERE.

P.S. Congrats to Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, on the birth of their twin girls.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chelsea vs. Inter Milan - July 21, 2009

I HAD SUCH A BLAST!!!

The starting CFC squad


John Terry - our hero and captain (please stay, JT!)



THE WAVE!


Frank Lampard's penalty kick

...and I even stayed at the Rose Bowl until Chelsea left in their team bus!

Happy Birthday, Cuzin Tina!

Lelelelelelele!!!

81,224 in attendance to see

Chelsea spank Inter Milan 2-0!!! The game tonight was awesome! I'll post pics soon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Come on, Chelsea!

It's the big day! I get to see my Blues in the flesh at the Rose Bowl tonight! I'm leaving work early, and I cannot wait!

Argh! I gotz to charge my camera, set my DVR (8pm PST on ESPN2); get all my Chelsea gear together; gotta go!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Get well soon, MCA!

Just got this Beastie Boys announcement:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yes! Allez, Jeremy!

My beloved Jeremy Chardy won his first ATP title today, beating Victor Hanescu in the final of the Mercedes Cup!!!


I'm so happy for him, and I only wish that the match was televised!

P.S. Jeremy is kind of looking like a foxy Ray LaMontagne, no?

Allez, Jeremy!

Bravo to Jeremy Chardy for reaching the final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuggart! Jeremy is gunning for his 1st ever ATP title, and he takes on Victor Hanescu (who he's beaten before; I witnessed it myself in Indian Wells earlier this year).

Allez, Jeremy!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

An Extravaganza

Ronz and I attended the Saban Free Clinic's Extravaganza for the Senses tonight at Fox Studios, and it was a lot of fun! The weather was great, as was the music (DJ'd by Scott Silva), food, and wine (our fav was the Broadbent Vinho Verde).

They even had henna tattoo artists there, and I finally got a CFC tattoo that I've been dying to try out (to go along with my newly manicured Chelsea blue nails)! I'm no hand model I know, but I gotz to get ready for the Chelsea boys. I'm seeing them in just 2 days!!!

Bravo, Chelsea!

Chelsea beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 today! It was a pretty good showing. JT looked lovely as ever, and our new young striker, Daniel Sturridge, was very impressive!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry's Potter!

The crew and I continued our years-long tradition of seeing every Harry Potter movie together when we caught HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE today.

I, of course, really liked it, and I knew I would. It's a whole other world and series that I enjoy immensely!

Coming to America!

Chelsea FC has touched down on American soil and have arrived in Seattle for the beginning of their US Summer tour!!! They'll be in L.A. soon next, and I can't wait!!!

Here's their upcoming game schedule:

Saturday, July 18th at the Qwest Field Stadium (Seattle, WA) on ESPN2 at 12pm PST.

Tuesday, July 21 vs. Inter Milan at the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) on ESPN2 at 8pm PST


Friday, July 24 vs. AC Milan at M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) on ESPN at 5pm

Sunday, July 26 vs. Club America at Cowboy Stadium (Arlington, TX) on ESPN2 at 4pm PST
P.S. And YES, John Terry is here with the squad too despite rumors that he may be transferred to Manchester CITY!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Music Update

YOWZA! In the past 2 days, I've been really lucky in finding awesome music that I'm completely digging!

Yesterday, I bought the debut cd from DISCOVERY, the duo made up of Rostam Batmanglij (from Vampire Weekend) and Wes Miles (from Ra Ra Riot). They sound like an R&B version of Crystal Castles; a very fun album!

And today, after a really long absence, I logged onto MySpace and heard a new song from one of my favorite English rappers, Kano. Well, he's featured on a Chase and Status track called "Against All Odds" that's actually not so new. Apparently, the album it's from, MORE THAN A LOT, came out last year in the UK.

Oh well, better late than never. AND, the whole fabulous album is only $5.99 (USD) on iTunes.
Chase & Status - More Than Alot

Check it, Fools!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Live Music

I saw my friends' band KILL KILL KILL tonight at The Smell. Check their shite out!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Galaxy

I cheered on the Los Angeles Galaxy tonight against their hometown rivals Chivas USA. David Beckham isn't officially back with the squad until Monday, but it was nice to see (Becks' teammate and biggest critic recently) Landon Donovan back in the action. The Galaxy thankfully won 1-0, and apparently Becks and his guest, (soccer god!) Zinedine Zidane, were in a luxury suite at the stadium watching the game.

Saturday Movie Review



I saw BRUNO mit Billy and RD today, and it was crazy and hilarious as expected! Sacha Baron Cohen is ridiculous, and be forewarned that this movie is WAY raunchier than Borat.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mickey!

I wish you all the best!

P.S. Check out Mickey's SYSTEM OF STRENGTH program.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Live Music

Hillzie and I caught The Old 97's last night at the Music Box. The foxy Rhett Miller opened for his own band, performing his solo work. It was a fun show, and Rhett is beyond cute!

But, I seriously could have done without the opening opening act, Murry Hammond, the bass player for the band. His set was pure torture and beyond boring.

Thankfully, Rhett has charisma to spare; check him out:


P.S. I promise that's not me that you can hear singing along...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Music Tuesday

I'm absolutely adoring the new single by the Arctic Monkeys called "Crying Lighting".

Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning - Single

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Movie Review

The ladies and I saw a matinee of CHERI today. Overall, it was pretty good (nothing to rush out to), but the set design, costumes and Rupert Friend were just delicious!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm done with Wimbledon...

Well, for this year at least. I'll record and fast-forward through both of the upcoming women's and men's Wimbledon finals this weekend, but I could care less about any of the players in them.

Friday Movie Review

Yay! I'm so excited I had a Friday off and got to go to the movies like the good old days!

The crew and I saw PUBLIC ENEMIES today. I wasn't expecting much, as I'm not a big gangster movie fan. But, I'll see anything that Johnny Depp is in, and he did not disappoint! He's wonderful as per usual.

Overall, the movie was beautifully shot in high def digital, and I enjoyed the soundtrack. But, the movie was a little long for my taste, and some of the performances weren't that appealing (e.g. Christian Bale). However, Marion Cotillard was very good, except for her distracting French/Midwest/Navajo/Challenged accent.

I'd recommend the flick for the sole reason of seeing Johnny Depp on the big screen.

LHK Tennis Update

1) BO-ring! The Williams sisters will face each other again in the Wimbledon final.

2) The Wimbledon men's semi-finals are today, and I'm rooting for Andy Murray to win it all! Come on, Andy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Farewell, Conner


My tennis coach of 4+ years and the Sept. '06 Lady Hooligan cover model, Conner (aka Connz aka CK) is leaving Los Angeles, and my Wednesday nights will strangely be open now.

Good luck with everything, Connz! We'll miss you and your Connerisms very much!

xo, Kat aka Twisty

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New DVD Tuesday


I loved this show!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Live Music

Lady Lorelei and I went to the PHOENIX concert at the Wiltern tonight... Those French boys put on a such a great show, and I love them so!


I recorded this (short & blurry) clip from the show of my favorite song of theirs "Too Young":


P.S. The band will be on KCRW live tomorrow (Monday, June 29th) at 11:15am PST.

Summer Reading

I finally finished Russel Brand's Irons in the Fire.

His writing is very funny, verbose, and intelligent. I can completely relate to his fanaticism for his favorite EPL team (he's a West Ham fan). The book is a compilation of his articles for The Guardian, so the super-short chapters are perfect for a quick read before you doze off...

I've bought a couple of his other books as well and am looking forward to more laughs this Summer.

The Confedrations Cup

The US takes on Brazil in the FINAL today (on ESPN at 11:30am PST).

P.S. John Harkes, former US captain (and one of my OG soccer beloveds), is one of the commentators!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Camille!

I love you so much, my little beach pebble!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Oh, how obsessed I was with you in the 4th grade! Thank you for all the great music.

Wish me luck!

My company's summer doubles tennis tourney takes place tonight, and my pard and I are defending champs!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Argh!

It's official. All three of my beloveds were knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round. What a pisser!

Oh well, I hope they're all coming to my hometown to play at the L.A. Tennis Open in July. I'll be there cheering for them if so!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Lee!

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Raffaella!

aka Mom!

Set your DVR's!!

The early rounds of Wimbledon start airing this morning at (4am PST on ESPN2)!!!

2009 Wimbledon TV Schedule

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

No Joke!

Will Ferrell sunscreen! This is no joke, and it's for a good cause.

Check it out at fredflare.com

Ay dios mio!

WIMBLEDON, England (AP)—Rafael Nadal will not defend his Wimbledon title.

The top-seeded Spaniard announced Friday he is withdrawing because of tendinitis in his knees.

He is the first reigning Wimbledon men’s champion to not defend the title since Goran Ivanisevic in 2002—and only the second in the last 35 years.

The grass-court Grand Slam tournament begins Monday.

Boooo indeed, Lady Lorelei, booooo.

Friday Movie Review

Bill, Raff and I saw THE PROPOSAL today. It's nothing to rush out to, but it was definitely cute as expected.

Wimbledon!

ooh-OOH! The WIMBLEDON draw was released today! The tourney starts on Monday, June 22nd, and I CANNOT wait!!!

Here are my beloveds' first-round match-ups:

Robby Ginepri faces Lleyton Hewitt; this might be a tough one for Gineps.

Jeremy Chardy faces Andy Roddick; argh! Allez, Jeremy!

Marat Safin faces Jesse Levine; here's hoping Marat will be as inspired as last year!

Vamos, Pretties!

Happy Graduation, Sofia!

I love you, Angel-cupcake!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Phoenix

Yay! Phoenix is playing on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (on CBS at 11:30pm).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

Jeremy Chardy has advanced to the quarters of the Ordina Open.

Allez, Jeremy!

Ooh-OOH!

Chelsea's 2009-10 EPL fixtures were released today! Oh lawd! They're playing Arsenal away on my birthday. Don't know how I'm going to score a ticket to that game, but I plan to be there nonetheless!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mishy

If you need a Michael Vartan fix (like I do), he's back on television tonight with the series premiere of HawthoRNe (on TNT at 9pm).

"Jada Pinkett Smith stars as the chief nursing officer at a busy hospital who fights for her patients and helps the doctors, administrators and her fellow nurses keep their priorities straight in this new series. Michael Vartan also stars." - LA Times

New Music Tuesday

Sunday, June 14, 2009

More Important But...

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

1) Caught the David Lynch photography exhibit, DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL, yesterday. It wasn't terribly impressive, but the accompanying soundtrack (a collaboration between Danger Mouse and Sparklehouse) was really cool.

2) I also caught the movie MOON. It was a tad boring overall, but I enjoyed the set design and special effects.

3) Congrats to Andy Murray on winning the warm-up tournament before Wimbledon at Queen's Club today!

4) YAY! TRUE BLOOD is back on tonight (on HBO)!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

The quarters of the AEGON Championships will be televised on TENNIS CHANNEL (today at 4:30am PST).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rhett Miller

I was lucky enough to attend Rhett Miller's cd release event at the GRAMMY Museum tonight, and I just can't get over how amazing he is!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Nancy!

Best wishes!

nancysinatra.com

LHK Tennis Update

The French Open is over, and I'm surprisingly not feeling too much withdrawal. Thankfully, the grass court season has started, and Wimbledon is right around the corner (starting on June 22nd).

For now, a cool tune-up tourney at the Queen's Club in London has started. All three of my favorite players are there at the AEGON Championships.

I wish I was there too! Robby Ginepri and Jeremy Chardy have back-to-back matches on Court 9 today. Oh, a Lady Hooligan can dream...

Hopefully, one of my beloveds will at least progress to the quarters on Friday (when Tennis Channel will start airing live matches).

Kathy Griffin

Don't forget: the season premiere of MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST airs tonight (on Bravo at 10pm)!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Movie Review

The gang and I caught THE HANGOVER today, and it did not disappoint. It was very funny, and I loved all three of the leads in it. I already knew I would like Ed Helms since he's on The Office. Bradley Cooper provided some very yummy and shirtless eye-candy, and Zach Galifianakis was so out there and hilarious.

And, among other surprise cameos, there was even an appearance by THE DAN BAND!

As cliche as it sounds, there were non-stop laughs, and I want to see it again!

Movie Update

I forgot to mention that I went to a screening of AWAY WE GO earlier in May, starring the adorable John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph. Now, you know I'd see probably anything that John Krasinki is in, and I was very excited to see this flick based on the charming trailers.

But, even though there were some great smaller roles and tender and funny moments in it, I wasn't very impressed with the movie overall. It was a tad boring, and I'm not sure I liked Maya Rudolph in the lead. And although I usually like Alexi Murdoch, his soundtrack didn't blow me away either.

I guess I'm not doing a good job of explaining, but there just was a handful of elements that have already been done. Too bad 'cause I really wanted to like it.

BO-ring!

Roger Federer has never done it for me, but I guess congrats to him on just winning his first French Open against (surprise finalist and Nadal-slayer) Robin Soderling.

I was hoping for an upset...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ooh-OOH!

My two favorite female players, Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, have been dominating the entire clay court season, and now they're meeting in the FINAL of the FRENCH OPEN (on NBC at 6am PST)!
GO, LADIES!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Frenchie Open Update

The women's semi-finals of the FRENCH OPEN take place today (on ESPN2 at 5:00am PST).

My two favz, Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, have both advanced to this round. Dinara takes on Dominika Cibulkova, and Sveta takes on Samantha Stosur.

I'm hoping that Dinara and Sveta prevail and meet in the FINAL, but in any case, there's going to be a NEW French Open champ, which is so great!

Allez, Ladies!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hey Now!

Kathy Griffin is on the cover of the June/July 2009 issue of BUST magazine!

Yay! Can't wait for the season premiere of MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST on Monday, June 8th (on Bravo at 10pm)!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Conan!

Yes! I've been waiting a long time for this: Conan O'Brien is finally taking over The Tonight Show (tonight on NBC)!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

LHK Soccer News

Carlo Ancelotti is officially leaving Milan and potentially coming to manage Chelsea FC.

Former Milan player and Brazilian national team member (and my fav Milan player back in the day), LEONARDO, has been named as the new manager of AC Milan!

Wha happen?

The tennis world was handed a huge shock today as defending champion Rafa Nadal was defeated by Robin Soderling in four sets in the 4th round of the French Open today!!!

WHA HAPPEN!?!?!?!?!

P.S. Booo to Tomas for your spoiler text!

Happy Birthday, Victoria!

Her first b-day as a new mum!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

BRAVO, CHELSEA!!

Yes! Our season isn't trophy-less, as Chelsea just beat Everton in the FA Cup FINAL!!!!!

BRAVO, CHELSEA!!!!

Come on, Chelsea!

CHELSEA vs. EVERTON in the FA CUP FINAL (on FSC at 7AM PST)!!!

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

P.S. Eye-Candy Alert: Third-round French Open match between Jeremy Chardy and Tommy Haas today too! Allez, Jeremy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Champions

Even though I still think Barcelona stole Chelsea's spot in the Champions League final, I'm kind of glad that Barca SPANKED Manchester United today in Rome.

Happy Birthday to...

Lady Lorelei!

and

Cuzin Sheila!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is the only music release that I care about today:

Phoenix, je t'aime!

P.S. Keane is playing on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON tonight.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Frenchie Open Update

If you're jonesing for some French Open coverage while at work and away from a TV (as I'm sure I will be for the next 2 weeks), check out French Open Live presented by Capital One via Tennis Channel TV!!

Tennis Channel didn't air any of Jeremy Chardy's match today, but I was thankfully able to see it as an archived match online.

B-Boys

The Beastie Boys will be on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON tonight (on NBC at 12:35am), talking about their new upcoming album.

Oooh-OOH! I already got my tix to their Sept. 24th show at the Hollywood Bowl and can't wait for their new album!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Frenchies

ROLAND GARROS aka THE FRENCH OPEN starts today!!!!!!!

Coverage starts on Tennis Channel at 2am PST
; set your DVRs!

As far as the men's draw, my beloveds drew the following first-round opponents:

1) Marat Safin has drawn Frenchie Alexandre Sidorenko
2) Robby Ginepri has drawn Spainard Pablo Andujar
3) Jeremy Chardy has drawn German Bjorn Phau [*but ended up playing Brazilian Thiago Alves*]

ALLEZ, PRETTIES!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Congrats to Simon & Victoria

on the birth of their beautiful baby boy!!!!

Love you guys and can't wait to meet your son!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, BT!

I wish you all the best!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

LHK Tennis News

Robby Ginepri is back in action this week after a long absence and recovery due to appendicitis. Gineps took on Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ARAG World Team Cup in Dusseldorf today. Unfortunately, he lost in three sets, but I'm so happy that he's back in action and can't wait to see him at the upcoming French Open!

Also, in the World Team Cup, Jeremy Chardy is teaming up with compatriot, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in dubz. Nice!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Movie(s) Review

It was a double movie day for me today.

This morning, Bill and I saw ANGELS AND DEMONS. Like the book, it was pretty good (if not a bit melodramatic and predictable). And, Ewan McGregor is in it....as a (yummy) priest! Don't worry, I already have a one way ticket to hell.

Then, this evening, Dr. Lee and I finally saw RUDO Y CURSI. I was dying to see this movie because a) it's soccer-related and b) it stars the foxy boys from Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN. So, for the two reasons I just listed, I OF COURSE liked the movie.

Overall, I can't complain; it was a good movie day.

LHK Sporting News

There's lots of action today:

1) The women's final of the Madrid Masters between Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki takes place today (at 4:30am PST on Tennis Channel). Vamos, Dinara!

2) The men's final follows (at 7am PST on Tennis Channel) between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer; should be a cracker!

3) Chelsea takes on Blackburn (at 8am PST on FSC). COME ON, CHELSEA!

4) Game 7 between the LA Lakers and the Houston Rockets (on ABC at 12:30pm PST). GO, LAKERS!

4) The Wimbledon Centre Court Celebration airs on Tennis Channel at 4pm PST.

Friday, May 15, 2009

LA Tennis Open

The crew and I just secured our tix to the opening night of the LA Tennis Open (formerly the Countrywide Classic). I know it's still a few months away, but I wanted to be sure to have tix for the awesome exhibition match taking place on the opening night of the tourney (Monday, July 27th).

Marat Safin is taking on Pete Sampras in a re-match of their 2000 US Open final, and I can't wait!

Happy Birthday, Cris!

CHEERS to YOU!

Monday, May 11, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

The Madrid Masters started this week (live coverage available on Tennis Channel).

Unfortunately, Marat Safin has already lost to Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga in the first round. But, my other beloved, Jeremy Chardy has yet to play. He takes on Jose Acasuso in the first round. Allez, Jeremy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mum's Day!

xoxoxo

P.S. Chelsea takes on Arsenal today (on FSC at 8am PST)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday Movie Review

Bill, Raff (aka Mom) and I caught STAR TREK this afternoon, and although it wasn't on my must-see list for the summer movie season, I actually quite enjoyed it.


The actor who plays Spock, Zachary Quinto, was really appealing to me. I know he's on HEROES and was pleasantly surprised to learn that he also played Tori Spelling's Persian American gay side-kick on SO NoTORIous as well.

Another nice surprise was the actor who plays Dr. McCoy, Karl Urban. I recognized him from the BOURNE franchise and just read that he was also in the LORD OF THE RINGS franchise.

So overall and thanks to some cuties, the movie exceeded my expectations.

LHK Tennis Update

1) My two favorite female players, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina, meet in a final yet again, taking each other on at the Italian Open in Rome (currently airing on Tennis Channel)

2) Jeremy Chardy meets Tomas Berdych in the semi-final of the BMW Open today in Munich (beating Korolev, Keifer and Cilic along the way)! Allez, Jeremy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What Can I Say?

It's May, and I'm heart-broken over Chelsea and the Champions League AGAIN! Since I haven't gotten over last year's devastating loss, I don't think I'll ever get over this year's either. BUT, I keep telling myself that there are more important things in the world and that (to quote the title of Sia's last album) some people have real problems.

I wasn't even sure if I would continue this silly blog 'cause who really cares anyway... But, I think I'm all cried out now, and I of course still care about Chelsea. John Terry is still my hero, and for better or for worse, I am FOREVER BLUE (pun-intended)...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Champions!

Chelsea takes on Barcelona in the 2nd leg of their semi-final Champions League match-up today (on ESPN2 at 11:30am PST). IT'S A MUST-WIN GAME!!!!

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mmmm, margaritas and chips!

P.S. Arsenal takes on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final match-up today (on ESPN2 at 11:30am PST).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Go Dodgers!

I went to the Dodger game with my Brosef tonight, and they won 7-2 against the Arizona Diamondbacks (pic to be posted soon)!

But, I ate my garlic fries and Dodger dog way too fast; ahhhhhurppp!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Movie Review

The crew and I went to see the first blockbuster of the summer today: X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It was pretty much what I expected: a fun popcorn action movie with eye-candy!

Hugh Jackman was so buff and delicious, and a beefy Ryan Reynolds was a nice surprise too.

LHK Tennis News

1) Rafa Nadal continues his domination on clay, winning yet another title today. He beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters. Even though I miss his sleeveless shirts, I'm really looking forward to seeing if he can win the French Open title again (it's only three weeks away)!

2) My two favorite female players, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina, met in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart today, with Sveta ending up the victor. Congrats to them both!

3) My belovedEDs Jeremy Chardy and Marat Safin are also currently in Germany at the BMW Open in Munich.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Live Music Tonight

BT and I went to the Robin Thicke - Jennifer Hudson show at the Nokia Live tonight, and it was really delightful. Robin Thicke is so darn cute and sexy and that J-Hud sure can sing!

Before the show, we dined at a cool spot called THE MUST BAR, recommended to us by RD. Check it out the next time you're looking for a nosh-spot downtown.

P.S. We saw Robin Thicke driving in his black Porsche as we were leaving the venue, and I had my camera handy!!

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on Fulham in EPL action today (at 6:45am PST on Setanta), and our captain, John Terry, will be making his 400th appearance.

COME ON, CHELSEA!

I love you, John!


P.S. A really fun charity event, the Global Tennis Showdown between Will Ferrell and Mats Wilander, is taking place at UCLA this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm really digging...

1) Paolo Nutini's new single "Candy"

and

2) The Ad Rock remix of "Alocatel" by the Mexican Institute of Sound: Mexican Institute of Sound - Soy Sauce - Alocatel (Ad Rock Remix)

The Champions!

Ahhhhh! There's such a big game on today!

Chelsea faces Barcelona
away today in the first leg of their semi-final Champions League match-up (on ESPN2 at 11:30am PST).


COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

Eye-Candy ALERT!

Marat Safin is currently playing Tommy Robredo at the Rome Masters. Later in the day, Jeremy Chardy takes on Fernando Gonzalez.

VAMOS, PRETTIES!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nothing But Nets

Today is World Malaria Day. For just $10, you can buy a life-saving, insecticide-treated bed net and help a refugee family. Check out NothingButNets.net for more info.

Also, check out David Beckham and Andy Murray joining forces in support of this cause HERE.

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on West Ham today (on FSC at 7am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Shimmy!

CHEERS to YOU!

P.S. 1) Chelsea meet Everton today in EPL action (on FSC at noon PST); a preview of their FA CUP Final show-down to come!!

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!


2) And Happy Earth Day too!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

The Barcelona Open started this week, and Marat Safin received a wild card entry in what will be his last appearance at the tournament. He meets Juan Monaco in the first round. VAMOS, MARAT!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

LHK Sporting News

1) Chelsea vs. Arsenal in semi-final FA Cup action (on Setanta at 9am PST)!! I'm skipping my usual Saturday dubz game for this one.

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

2) Speaking of semi-finals, the semis of the Monte Carlo Masters are taking place today!

3) And in non-sports news, the HBO premiere of GREY GARDENS airs tonight at 8pm. I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bravo!

Tune into BRAVO tonight to see Kathy Griffin's new special "She'll Cut A Bitch" (at 9pm) followed by the BRAVO A-List Awards (at 10pm and hosted by Kath)!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

The Champions!

Chelsea takes on Liverpool today in the 2nd-leg of their quarterfinal Champions League match-up (on ESPN2 @ 11:30am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!


In other LHK sporting news, Marat Safin is currently playing Lleyton Hewitt in the Monte Carlo Masters (airing on Tennis Channel). Vamos, Marat!

And speaking of Monte Carlo, Jeremy Chardy unfortunately lost yesterday to Juan Monaco.

P.S. Happy Birthday, Todd!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

LHK Weekend Round-Up

Lots to report, Kids:

1) First of all, HAPPY EASTER!

2) On Friday night, Soph and I decided (rather last minute) to check out TRAVIS at the Wiltern. I'm a huge TRAVIS fan, but I unfortunately didn't love their recent album. In any case, they always put on a great show, and they didn't disappoint on Friday night. Their bass player Dougie's groovy bum-shaking always cracks me up. Oh and their opening act, The Republic Tigers, were really cool live too.

4) Chelsea beat Bolton 4-3 in a nerve-racking match on Saturday. Bravo, Chelsea!

5) On the tennis front, there's been a good amount of TV coverage on TENNIS CHANNEL this weekend. Unfortunately, none of my beloveds were on air. But, I'm looking forward to this coming week, as the Monte Carlo Masters has begun (and coverage starts tonight on TC at 1am PST)!!

Speaking of my beloveds and Monte Carlo, Marat Safin meets Leyton Hewitt in the first round. Jeremy Chardy meets Juan Monaco, and I didn't see Robby Ginepri on the draw sheet. I'm assuming he's still recovering from his appendicitis??

6) Last night, I had the pleasure of going to the KCRW Radioactive Spring Dance Party.
It was so fun to dance the night away to the tunes of all their great DJs. A big thanks to EJL and Shimmy for hooking me up.


7) As far as tonight, I'm planning to finally see a movie sequel (on DVD) that I've been dying to see:

Friday, April 10, 2009

What's your Brazilian Football Name?

Ever wondered what your Brazilian football name would be if you played the beautiful game for Brazil? Mine would be Adibinho Santos! Ha!
A big thanks to Kickette for the above link and also for this ONE! Jersey-swapping? I'm listening.... Yummy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Champions!

Chelsea takes on Liverpool today in the first leg of their quarterfinal Champions League match-up (on ESPN2 @ 11:30am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!
COME ON, CHELSEA!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Live Music

Just got back from THE BIRD AND THE BEE show at The Echoplex. Although I'm a big fan of their fab lounge/electronic music, I was skeptical about their live show. But, exactly as my tennis classmate Scot had assured me, they put on a really fun show. Their covers of Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That" and the Bee-Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love" just melted my heart!

LHK Tennis Update

1) Jeremy Chardy is seeded 4th at this week's US Men's Clay Court Championship tournament in Houston. Allez, Jeremy!

2) And, congrats to Andy Murray on beating Novak Djokovic in Miami yesterday.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

LHK Tennis Update

The men's final of the SONY ERICSSON OPEN takes place today between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray (on CBS at 10am PST).

P.S. Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams in the women's final yesterday. Brava, Victoria!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Eye-Candy Sighting!

The crew and I saw MICHAEL VARTAN playing tennis this afternoon as we were leaving our weekly dubz game! I didn't want to bug him, so I limited my staring to just a couple of walk-bys.

He's a beautiful specimen of a man, and I wish he was in more projects that I could see him in...

LHK Mash-Up

1) Chelsea takes on Newcastle this morning (on FSC at 7am PST).

COME ON, CHELSEA!!

2) The Women's Final of the Sony Ericsson Open takes place today between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka (on CBS at 9:30am PST).

3) Then on Saturday Night Live tonight (at 11:30pm on NBC), the musical guest is one of my favorite bands: PHOENIX!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Restaurant Review

Ronz and I checked out LUAU in Beverly Hills tonight. I think I agree with most of the other reviews I've seen online; it's quite delicious BUT expensive. I'm not sure I'd rush back there, but I really wanted to check it out at least once.

World Cup Qualification

The 2010 World Cup qualies continue today with the biggie of the day between England and Ukraine.

P.S. Suck it, England! Just kidding; April Fool's!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tennis Eye-Candy

Oooh, there's a cool Bryan Brothers tennis/fashion spread in the March 2009 issue of Men's Health (with President Obama on the cover).

P.S. For more on the intersection of tennis and fashion, check out my pal Erwin's blog:

TENNIS SERVED FRESH

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Art & Sport

I'm digging the new Pete Doherty video for his new single "Last of the English Roses"; both the video and single are quite lovely:

Soccer and music make a pretty heavenly combo for me. And then, at about 3:26 into the video, you get a yummy surprise!

Women's Pro Soccer!

The inaugural match of the new Women's Professional Soccer league takes place today between the Los Angeles Sol and the Washington Freedom (on FSC at 2:30pm PST)!

GO, LADIES!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Movie Review

Bill and I saw I LOVE YOU, MAN this afternoon, and here's Bill's review of it: "Honey, it had some laughs and a PUGGLE!"

I thought it was pretty good (there were definitely a few fall-out-of-your-chair laughs). I especially liked the Los Angeles locales and Paul Rudd's dreamy green eyes on the big screen.

It's nothing you have to rush out to see, but it's worth checking it out.

World Cup Qualification

The are tons of 2010 World Cup Qualifiers taking place, March 28th - April 1st.

These are the ones that have caught my eye for today:

1) Iran vs. Saudi Arabia (on FSC at 7:30am PST)

2) England vs. Slovakia; just a friendly (on Setanta at 9:30am PST)

3) Portugal vs. Sweden (on Setanta at 1:45pm PST)

4) Spain vs. Turkey (on GolTV at 2pm PST)

Friday, March 27, 2009

LHK Tennis News

1) oooh-OOOH! I just ordered my tix for the ATP World Tour Finals in London this November! I can't wait!

2) Marat Safin takes on Oscar Hernandez at the Sony Ericsson Open today. Vamos, Marat! Unfortunately, one of my other beloveds, Jeremy Chardy, lost in the first round.

3) And YES! I won my company dubz tournament last night! Look out, playaz!