Saturday, April 28, 2012

Olivia Newton-John's new cookbook 'Livwise'

I met Olivia Newton-John last night at the Barnes and Noble on 18th and 5th in NYC. I think that might have been the longest line for anyone yet. She was signing for no less than 4 hours. So sweet and kind. All (100%) of the profits she makes on the cookbook she's written will go to her cancer/research foundation.

I just finished looking through all the receipes in the book. 'Livwise.' AWESOME. If you love mainly vegetarian meals and salads with delicious homemade dressing and simple receipes, this is the cookbook. It's big, it's colorful and I can't wait to start trying out all of the dishes....

Thank you, Olivia.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More Tribeca Film Fest Events

More on Friday night at the Apple Store with Emily Blunt, Rosemaire DeWitt, and director Lynn Shelton talking about their film 'Your Sister's Sister.' Lynn Shelton is the same director who made 'Humpday.'

Tribeca Film Festival Events Saturday @ Apple Stores

Yesterday @ the Apple Store in Soho, Hugh Grant and director Peter Lord talked about their animated film, 'The Pirates.' Lots of fun! And many pictures to share.

From there, made it over to the Apple Store on 14th again and caught Morgan Spurlock leaving the store after the 'Mansome,' talk about his new movie.

More Tribeca Film Fest Events at the Apple Stores

On Friday night at the Apple Store on 14th, Julia-Louis Dreyfus and her husband Brad Hall talked about their new short film: 'Picture Paris,' starring Julia  and written and directed by Brad.

They talked about the film and showed clips and it looks beautiful. Here's some pictures from Friday night @ Apple.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Tribeca Film Festival celebrated 100 Years of Universal with Robert De Niro and Judd Apatow today

A perfect day to wait in a line to get inside the theater in Tribeca. And once inside, they began with a composite of Universal films, flashing scenes from so many great movies. I actually started to cry. I had seen all but one. I'm not telling which one.

Robert De Niro and Judd Apatow came on stage with moderator, Mike Fleming and talked about their movies. Judd was really funny. Mike asked him if he ever thought about acting and he said that he had done a 'Jack in the Box' commercial when he was 20. He said he kept pointing and the director taped his arms to his thighs. That ended his acting career. De Niro said that he thought Judd would be a good actor, speaking as a director. Then Mr. De Niro said that he thought there were many people who would be good actors.

Judd said (this isn't word for word) that he thought he'd complemented him, but now he thought everyone was good.

Maybe you had to be there. It was a great time. Here are some pictures for you......

Saturday, April 14, 2012

James Franco at The Strand Book store

Last night James Franco was at The Strand in NYC to talk about his movies, his books and his art. The title of his new book is 'The Dangerous Book Four Boys.'

I should take a picture of the book for you. I bought two of them. I love the wild cover. There's a picture of James and big red lettering with the title and his name and a collage of pictures.

A film was shown where James, with two other guys, go to Paris so that James can pitch his movie to Wes Anderson. I would love to have the music that was played in that little film. It was French and beautiful. This wasn't serious stuff. Far from it.

As in the film, so in the book, James wears a penis on his nose thus it is called, 'Dicknose in Paris.' It is his fake dick from the movie 'Milk.' He said he got all buff for his nude scene in the movie, then they end of giving him the fake one to wear, but Sean Penn didn't know it was fake and said, "That Franco has everything."

This new book is James combing different art forms. He explained it much better than I'm doing, but the 'Dicknose in Paris,' and his art from him exhibit here in NY are now shown in his new book which is great!

See the previous blog for his great book of short stories, 'Palo Alto'.