Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love Ballad


I can't stop thinking about how much I enjoyed listening to CALEB EBERHARDT sing LTD's "Love Ballad" a cappella during the play, CHOIR BOY.

Honestly, his performance touched me at my core.  It made me think about that "first" time with someone who mattered.  Indeed.

I'm sooo happy I had a chance to tell the young actor/singer how much his performance of the song moves me.  I told him that part of the reason I went back to see the show again was simply to hear him sing that song.

Oh, how I wish I had a recording of Caleb's rendition of the song.  I'd be listening to IT right now instead of the ORIGINAL!!!!

#RealTalk

Hot Stuff


Kelly Rowland wants to portray Donna Summer in an upcoming project.

Well, from what I can see, their resemblance is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

I sure hope Kelly can act!!!  :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Preaching to the CHOIR BOY



Earlier this afternoon I treated myself to the play, CHOIR BOY, at Geffen Playhouse!  And boy, oh boy, was it SENSATIONAL!!!

The voices of the actors were OTHERWORLDLY!  Honestly, I sat there in total AWE!  One of the performers, CALEB EBERHARDT, sang an excerpt from LTD's song, "Love Ballad."  Heck, his incredible performance of that song practically made me LEAP out of my chair!  The longing and pain in his rendition moved me beyond description!  Truth be told, I'm goin' back to see the show tomorrow so I can hear that performance again!  I loved it that much.

The cast was truly terrific.  Well, I think a more masculine actor as the Headmaster would have been nice, 'cause the character isn't supposed to illustrate the exact same very similar effeminate mannerisms as the lead actor.  I gave the actor a pass, though, and continued to enjoy the show anyway.

As I watched the show, I thought to myself, damn, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney sure is BRILLIANT!  I couldn't imagine writing that piece!  I think I had better get more cerebral in my writing, 'cause writing like I saw in CHOIR BOY truly knocks my socks OFF!

Tarell Alvin McCraney

 

How To Get Away With Viola


Viola Davis' new show, How To Get Away With Murder, premiered a couple days ago, and I LIKED it!!!  Yes, it's a slick serialized drama like a lot of shows, but hey, I like serialized drama!  Haaa!

It's Viola's time!!!!  I hope she's having the time of her LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

How To Get Away With Murder, Thursdays at 10 PM on ABC!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrity Interview #1

Denzel Wells & Maggie Flecknoe

So, DENZEL taped his first television interview as an ACTOR on The CW's Eye Opener with Maggie Flecknoe!  Haaaa!

He was pretty subdued on this appearance.  I suspect he was probably nervous.  Oh, well, he spoke great.  And looked great.  So, until the next one, BRAVO, Mr. Wells.  Bravo!!!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

XL

ANTONIO RICHARDS

Yesterday, one of the kindest cats I know celebrated his 40th birthday!!!

I had to work last night, so I knew I could only attend the birthday party for an hour or so.  I rushed to RALPHS and bought birthday and gift cards, then hustled on over to the incredible house where the party was held.  Beverly Hills, no less!

ANTONIO looked PHENOMENAL, per usual.  He surprised ALL of us when he showed up with his hair chopped off!  Yes, I took a pic with him and his new haircut, but I don't have it to post.  So, his long-haired pic will have to do.

What I know for sure is that ANTONIO is as kind and thoughtful as he is beautiful.  So, here's to wishing him the MOST GLORIOUS new journey as a man in his 40s!!!!!

Oh, the party was held HERE!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trapped


Well, the younguns at work have requested that I bring back this "incredible" saga.  So, who am I to disappoint????  Haaa!

So, R. Kelly, here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Millenial's Boy George

SAM SMITH

Every new performance I hear from this young man makes me appreciate his talent more and more.

I truly enjoy the smooth and sultry way he interprets a song.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times:

SAM SMITH is truly this generation's BOY GEORGE.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hardy Har Har


I tell you, some of the comments made on Twitter are ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just wonder if Magic read this!  I mean, if he did, even HE has to see how FUNNY it is!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Supporters ROCK!


WHY do people give VOICE and ENERGY to proving their NAYSAYERS WRONG, instead of ONLY giving VOICE and ENERGY to proving their SUPPORTERS RIGHT???

#OnlyThoseWhoSupportMeExist

WOWWWWW!!!!


This little boy's voice KNOCKS me OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know HOW those folks could just walk past him.  I would have been tempted to EMPTY my wallet for him!!!!!!!!!

What a VOICE!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Showed UP And Showed OUT!


America, BRACE YOURSELF!!!

 STEVE HARVEY flew me to Chicago last Monday, Labor Day, to send me out on a date with the YouTube cooking sensation, "AUNTIE FEE."  Haaaa!

EVERYBODY wants a piece of her!  EVERYBODY!!!  Jimmy Kimmel has had her on.  TMZ had her!  Now, Steve!  Rachael Ray wants her.  I mean, EVERYBODY!

I'm sure the show's producers thought I'd show up and Auntie Fee and I would exchange funny asides (we did that), but I accepted this experience with the SOLE INTENTION of treating the woman like a QUEEN!  And I'm PROUD to say, that's PRECISELY what I did!  By the end of our lunch date, she wanted us to go out and do something else.  I suggested taking her to see a play here in L.A.

Yes, over our meal, we talked about EVERYTHING.  Her life has indeed been assailed by any number of setbacks, but she's still HERE!  And doing what she loves---COOKING---may very well turn her life around for the BETTER!

I wish her the VERY BEST!  She's a great lady!!!!!

I can't wait to see the episode in a few weeks!!!!!!