2006 Archived Posts:
:: Links Gone Live...
Just in time
for the holidays, check out four new
videos (and a print piece!) ready for your review. Take
Celebrate the holidays with my coverage of the
Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony,
featuring interviews with Alyssa Milano and Chris Klein.
my video coverage of
Tenacious D premiere, which includes
interviews with Jack Black, Kyle Gass,
and Sarah Silverman.
inside access at the
Superman Returns DVD & Video Game
Launch Party, where I interviewed Brandon
-Just in time for the holiday's, check out
red carpet coverage
The Nativity Story premiere.
also had the chance to reconnect with
Nancy Juvonen, the producer
behind several box office hits (50
First Dates, Fever Pitch--to name a few).
A couple years back, I'd interviewed her for Lindzi.com.
This time, we chatted for a
Check it out!
:: Home of the Brave...
to say that I sat down one-on-one with Samuel L.
Jackson, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Jessica Biel,
newcomer Brian Presley (a star in the making!), and
director Irwin Winkler for the Home of the Brave
junket. I'll let you know when those video interviews go
live. (Go see the film -- it's an interesting
perspective on the Iraq war. It focuses on the soldiers
and their experiences upon returning home.) I'm also
headed to the premiere on Tuesday!
:: The Last Month...
been a month since I've updated. It's not that I didn't
have much to write. It's that I've had too much and
didn't know where to begin. I've covered the following
events (bear with me) over the last 29 days:
944's Don't Tell My Booker party,
Stone Rose Lounge, LA
Product Showcase with Rachel Zoe, Flicka Premiere (with
Tim McGraw), Jamie Pressly's Fashion Show, an on-set
visit with Seth Rogen's Super Bad film,
Reichen Lehmkuhl's Book Party at the
Abbey, Intuition's "Get With it Party" (attendees
included Portia de Rossi, Marley Shelton),
Patricia Arquette's Medium
premiere party, Baywatch DVD Release Party
with Pam Anderson, Bobby premiere, Superman II: The
Richard Donner Cut screening, P.S. Arts Express Yourself
with Chris Klein, The Dead Girl premiere with Brittany
Murphy, TMZ's Anniversary party, a photo shoot with the
girls of Deal or No Deal,
the Tenacious D premiere,
karaoke night with the cast of How I Met Your Mother,
and The Invisible Children's Red Is for Emmy party
(hosted by Ben McKenzie)...
forgive me? Tonight, I'm off to a Superman Returns DVD
Release party. Then, a photo shoot with the super sweet
Kaylee Defer. Videos, interviews, and articles to soon
follow. In the meantime, check out my red carpet
the Medium Premiere Party
with Patricia Arquette!
:: Fashion Week Chaos...
have a second to breathe... so don't ask why I'm still
sitting in front of a computer. I've been doing coverage
for Fashion Week (including an event with stylist Rachel
Zoe, a couple of 944 parties, shows at Smashbox, and a
show with Jamie Pressly in the works). More on
everything later. For now, check out my article from the
featuring Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, and Elizabeth
Here's a link to check it out!
:: Tarina Tarantino...
If you've been with me from the
beginning, then you know I'm a huge
Tarantino fan. (No--no
relation to director Quentin
Tarantino; though, sources tell
me he purchases her pieces to woo
women. What can I say? The man's got
taste!) Tarina's jewelry has been an
obsession of mine since my teen
years. A friendship developed
somewhere along the way. A few weeks
back, Tarina invited me to attend
her appearance at UCLA's "How Does
She Do It?" series. I was inspired
"loves" section to her.
Be sure to
check it out!
:: A Scanner Darkly...
I'm bringing busy back.... (Ahh,
sorry-- couldn't help the Justin
Timberlake reference. It's
everywhere.) But in all seriousness, I know
it's been a few since I've kept you
in the loop. My premiere and junket
coverage of A Scanner Darkly (with
Keanu Reeves!) are all over AMP'D
Mobile phones. Pick one up to check
it out. Otherwise, I'll try to get
links up shortly. What else have I
been up to? Besides AMP'D's kickin'
X-Games party at Hollywood's
Time junket with Nikki Reed,
the Pirates of the Caribbean
premiere, a trip to NYC, then San
Francisco, and a
little relaxin' in between. Now that
summer's over, things are only going
to get busier. Stay tuned.
:: Superman Returns...
:: Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift...
:: MTV Movie Awards...
When I was asked to cover the
Awards, I figured it'd be
another day in the life. I had no
idea I'd suddenly find myself in the
middle of an actual film set. After
finding my spot on the press line, I
looked to my immediate right and
realized the "recognizable reporter
from E!" was none-other-than actress
Katherine Heigl (of Grey's Anatomy)
and -- more over -- she was
pregnant?! Surely, there had to be
director Judd Apatow was shooting
"Knocked Up," his follow-up to the
40-Year-Virgin. Because Heigl's
character plays a red carpet
reporter, they decided to shoot
impromptu interviews at the MTV
Click here to check
out my own video coverage of the MTV
featuring interviews with Owen
Wilson, Brett Ratner, Katherine
Heigl, Nick Carter, and Robert
Rodriquez as well as exclusive
b-roll from the upcoming film
Ever wondered what it's like to live
like a movie star? I checked out
Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge, a
pre-MTV Movie Awards retreat where
the stars were treated to goodies,
manicures, and massages.
Check out the
"loves" section to hear more!
:: High School Musical...
Disney Channel's High School Musical
has become a phenomenon in the teen world. It's doing so
well that Disney launched the DVD red carpet style.
Naturally I attended to chat it up with the film's stars
including Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Ashley
Tisdale as well as other attendees including American Idol's
Ace Young and Summerland's Lori Laughlin.
Click here to check out my on-camera
:: Lindsay Lohan...
It's been a Lindsay Lohan filled week! I covered both her
Just My Luck junket and premiere.
My Teen People piece (which consists
of both an article and video interviews) is available
online. (Click the link to view it.)
Also, available online: my video
interviews from the Just My Luck premiere featuring Lindsay
and her co-stars Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, and Bree
Turner! (Click the link to check it out!)
I have to share... Despite what tabloids say, I found Ms. Lohan to be an absolute doll. Upon introducing myself (as a
fellow Lindzi) to Lindsay, she asked how I spelled my name.
When I told her about the "Zi" spelling, she remarked,
"Really? I've been thinking of changing my name. My mom gave
me permission." From there, we bantered about my Isabella
Fiore "Summer Love" bag (which she loved!), the Devendra
Banhart q&a she compiled for Interview Magazine (which I
told her I loved!)... and then our actual interview began!
Before parting ways, I teased, "If I see you spelling your
name with a Zi, I'll know where it came from." She laughed
and continued to chat more about Devendra. She even
recommended a few of his songs to me. Although the
conversation wasn't ready for a natural conclusion, my time
was clearly up as they hearded the next journalist into the
room. Ah, well! Till next time, check it all out!
:: American Dreamz...
So after my friend's first ever film audition, he landed his
first ever film. And this film, now known to audiences as
American Dreamz, just hit theatres nationwide. My friend is
Sam Golzari and I'm proud to say he's pictured on the film's
poster. I followed Sam as he prepared for the American
Click here to check out the video
:: Maxim Birthday Celebration...
A few weeks back, I traveled to Vegas for Maxim's 100th
Birthday Celebration where the likes of Nicky Hilton, Kelly
Hu (left), Cuba Gooding Jr., and Jamie Lynn Sigler partied
it up at the Wynn Las Vegas. I caught up with nearly
Click here to check out my article!
:: Kids Choice Awards...
If you tuned in for the Kids Choice Awards,
tune in for my orange carpet coverage, which debuted today.
Click here to check it out!
I interviewed everyone from Robin Williams (the highlight!)
to Teddy Geiger, Kenny G, Sasha Cohen, and Jon Lovitz.
:: I'm on MSNBC...
I attended Fergie's Birthday Party at
Hollywood's Citizen Smith the other day... but who
knew I'd get caught in a photo op for MSNBC? It ran on their
web site. Gotta give credit to photographer Matthew Simmons,
:: Brick Video Interviews...
Brick is an indie film that's about to
create a huge buzz. And if it doesn't... mainstream America
is missing out. I already plugged my Emilie de Ravin
interview. Two more are now available: Check out my
interviews with the film's male lead
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and
director Rian Johnson!
:: On-air with Emilie de Ravin...
Emilie de Ravin is anything but Lost
these days. In addition to her hit series, she has two films
(The Hills Have Eyes, Brick) in theaters. I sat down
Ms. Emilie de Ravin for an on-camera
interview in promotion of Brick. (I highly
recommend it! The dialogue is really sharp!)
Check out the interview!!
:: New Articles...
The following features recently hit
newsstands: * My feature in Teen People on
Lost's Malcolm David Kelley,
one of Teen People's 20 Teens Who Will Change the World.
*My cover story for CB Teen:
Amanda Bynes. *My feature
Anthony Hopkins. Check them
:: Awards Season Complete...
Award season is over and out. My coverage
ran all of the place -- including on Hollywood.com and Teen
People. As always, if links are available, I'll be sure to
post coverage. In the meantime, check out photos from
pre-primping at the
Fusion Studio D Oscars Suite under the
"loves" section. In the meantime, I'm laying
low... that is if you don't include the Rolling Stones
concert I hit up in FL! (Mick Jagger is insane! So amazing!)
:: Oscar Chaos...
I'm already pacing myself. Between video
interviews at the Brick press junket and NAACP Award
coverage, I managed to line up the dress (Nicole Miller),
shoes (sparkling silver heels!) and gigs for the big night!
Stay tuned for details from Queen Latifah's Pre-Oscar Party
with Vibe Magazine and the Celebration of Artistic Freedom
Viewing and Post-Oscar party, honoring Mira Sorvino and the
Oscar nominated film Crash (a personal favorite). First
stop, the Fusion Studio D Oscars Suite and the Ask the Dust
premiere this evening. Stay tuned...
:: Grammy Night...
Forget about The Grammy's... the real fun
started at the Sony/BMG after-party. I chatted it up with stars
like John Legend, Rose McGowan,
and Natasha Bedingfield. My post-Grammy coverage can
be found on
Teen People's site.
Click here to check it out!
:: Bryce Dallas Howard...
My one on one interview with
Manderlay's Bryce Dallas Howard
just debuted on Hollywood.com.
Click here to check it out!
Still to come: My adventures at Sundance and interview with
Anthony Hopkins.... Stay tuned!
:: The Golden Globes...
How'd I kick off this week? With a trip to
the Golden Globes!
Check out my video interviews! Dressed in a simple black BCBG dress, I
got the thumbs up from Joan & Melissa Rivers at the HBO
After Party. Earlier in the evening, I covered the Golden
Globe press room...I
everyone from nominee Cynthia Nixon (she looked stunning!),
winner S. Epatha Merkerson
(she let me hold her Globe!), and jokester Kevin Dillon (who
threatened to throw me in the pool!)... Next stop? The
Sundance Film Festival. Also,
get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the various Golden Globe
:: The People's Choice Awards...
My feature on the
People's Choice Awards is
Click here to check it out!
And with Golden Globe madness approaching, I've been keeping
busy at the Silver Spoon beauty buffet. I'll have the inside
scoop (and pictures!) for you shortly. Also coming soon,
inside HBO's Golden Globe after party...
:: Coming Soon...
It's been a busy week! Over the last couple
days, I've interviewed James Franco (Tristan & Isolde),
Anthony Hopkins (The Fastest Indian Ever), Bryce Dallas
Howard (Manderlay), and tons of random stars in between at
the People's Choice Awards. Features from d) all of the
above are on their way. In the meantime, check out details
from the VW
:: Grandma's Boy Video Interviews
If you love Adam Sandler, you'll likely be
Grandma's Boy, the
latest release from his production company HappyMadison. The
film follows the typical Sandler formula -- only a lot
cruder. It's a combination of sex, drugs, video games, and
Check out my video interviews with the
cast -- including Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley
Jones, Shirley Knight, and Doris Roberts. The
first time director, Nicholaus Goossen, wasn't present for
the press day, which is unfortunate since he's hot. (And my
sources tell me he's dating the film's female lead Linda
Cardellini. I wonder which came first... the chicken or the
egg? Hmmm...) Anyway, enjoy the interviews until the next
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