For as long as I can remember I have collected a piece of jewelry from every place that I have visited. A souvenir, a fashion statement, a memory of where I have been and who I am. It was not until I was introduced to author- designer Beth Bernstein and her book My Charmed Life, did I realize just how much this small tradition resonates. I attended her event which included a book reading and jewelry showing of Beth's line State of Grace at Roseark in West Hollywood.
Venus and Serena When I was in boot camp and someone complained that something was too hard, our company commander would tell us to look in the dictionary between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’ to find his sympathy. After screening Magnolia Pictures new documentary Venus and Serena, I felt far less manly watching these two women from Compton asking for and taking no sympathy at all.
The great thing about tonight’s show is we knew someone was going to be sent home. There wasn’t going to be any last minute saves by the judges or American Idol “Do Overs.” After a “Bottom 2”, finish last week and an average night last night it came as no surprise when Ryan Seacrest announced that Amber Holcomb was going home.
After last week’s “Do Over”, the “Top 4”, girls will try again tonight. Last week, Angie Miller dominated the night. Both of her performances were outstanding. For the first time Candace Glover was just ordinary. The voters quickly realized that she didn’t bring her usual “A” game and placed her in the “Bottom 2.” I will be surprised if Candace doesn’t have a big night tonight. By the end of the night, I will be shocked if both Angie and Candace aren’t both in the “Top 2.”
Only one person on this planet can make me want to sing Christmas carols in the springtime, and that is Michael Bublé. For the past few years, this crooner has become as synonymous with the yuletide season as Santa himself, and PPLA was thrilled to spend a recent holiday-themed evening with Michael at the Wadsworth Theatre.