To kick off Gay Pride 2009, a local, proud, and defiant mob of Lesbians marched through the streets of West Hollywood last night - alongside Dykes on Bikes (visuals to be posted soon) and an impressive Police Escort. Captured on HD Video by Julian Ayrs @ the Tattler. Happy Gay Pride, ladies!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Well, Adam turned up at a trendy watering hole this past week with a young cutie in tow.
Heh, dude, not shoddy!
The handsome young toy-boy was packed into tight designer jeans (looked kind of like the battle of the bulge to me) and sported a finely-trimmed beard that edged the stud muffin's well-sculpted chin.
Judging by the grin on the American Idol-winner's face - he's obviously getting nookie - big time!
There's a bit of wild speculation about kinky role-playing going on between-the-sheets.
As the character on "In Living Color" used to say:
"I'm not one to gossip, but - "
News at 11!
Friday, June 12, 2009
In an old "tit for tat" scenario, Ellen started to follow me the past twenty-four hours after a synchronistic moment unwittingly caused us to cross paths.
Ever since, we've both been twittering incessantly.
Can you fancy that?
Yup, the tweets keep coming!
Can the hits be far behind?
While the phenomenon of twitter rages on around the country, Ellen was inclined to point a proverbial finger at the obvious.
"This Twitter stuff is kinda ADDICTIVE isn't it? "
'Ya don't say!
Also, amusing, insightful, and potentially naughty.
In a tweet about an hour ago, Ellen sauntered below the belt, when she was inclined to warble about the intriguing intimate "business" (a TMZ anatomy term oft-facilitated by a blond cutie over there) of one of her guests.
"Matt Nathanson is an amazing singer and songwriter. He’s also got some of the best taste in underwear I’ve ever seen."
Golly, Ellen has a fetish for fancy underthings!
So, I sent her a link to a post I penned last year on sexy bikinis, designed by N2N.
But, like me, Ellen is also focused on important issues of the day.
For instance, she touts a documentary - "Food, Inc." - for those keen on knowing where the stuffings for their three squares a day come from.
And, Ms. Generous (I've nick-named her with that since it's a truism 100%) is also fond of having feline friends roam about the range in close quarters at home.
Ellen, it just hit me like a thunderbolt!
You are the perfect person to ask about something that has been nagging the heck out of me.
Is it true that if a woman has more than 3 cats that she is a lesbian?
Enquiring minds want to know.
By the way, Ellen put out a call for follower assistance yesterday in respect to her stature at Facebook.
Gosh almighty, I expect that when you're in the limelight like Ellen is, you have to keep up with the Jonas Boys, the toy-boys of old cougars, you name it.
Yup, Ellen is aiming for the pie in the sky.
She wants to rustle up 1 million friends on Facebook.
No mean feat, huh?
So, get the word out, and start signing up pronto.
Let's put that pretty boy with the candy a** to shame, eh?
I've always thought it was senseless to allow water sprinklers to spray quaint little city gardens willy-nilly throughout the mid-day.
In the words of Dr. Spock?
The colorless liquid humans often take for granted simply evaporates in seconds under the scorching afternoon sun.
A waste of precious resource?
Ah, and you thought you were actually quenching the thirst of mother nature's bounty all around with those automated sprinklers, while you were toiling away at a desk job downtown.
Don't say I told you so, but I told you so.
Now, the Los Angeles water-works department has been forced to turn to city ordinances to ration the water supply to head-off a shortage crisis - and ultimately - prevent a dry brown season ripe for forest fires from running rampant later down the road.
But, the scenario is of little consequence to society matrons in Bel Air, I expect.
Their exquisite manicured gardens will continue to be hand-spritzed with painstaking care (and without restriction) courtesy of Evian or some other high-falutin' bottled designer water.
In contrast, the humbled masses will have to simply abide by the restrictions, in effect now.
If you're still in the dark about the rules & regulations about plant nurturing and splurging - for goodness sake - take heed.
For starters, each neighborhood has been assigned a specific day or two in which to exercise a privilege to pamper - and ultimately - perk up their lawns, shrinking violets, whatever.
More importantly, residents have been issued a strict directive not to water outside city-designated "hours to sprinkle".
A failure to comply with the good-faith effort to conserve water may be hazardous to the pocketbook, too.
For example, offending parties face stiff penalties from the powers-that-be (a fine and severe tongue lashing).
If a nature-lover is inclined to sneak out in the middle of the night to coddle one or two of their best buds with a life-saving jolt of invigorating fresh water during a particularly dry spell, no foul.
Night-time watering is okie-dokie provided it's on a day the aqua Gods have given a ceremonious nod to from on high.
The last hurrah, before Arnold turns off the rusty faucets altogether.
In that event, residents may have turn to novel garden adventures.
Cactus flower, anyone?
Meanwhile, there is a silver lining - for the likes of moi - at least.
Now, when I zip into an open parking space at curbside on a sun-drenched side street on a lazy afternoon, I won't have to worry that my freshly-detailed roadster (@ a whopping cost of $45 a pop) will be rudely spat upon by a host of obnoxious sprinklers out of whack.
Now, if only we can get the city fathers to take a gander at those useless "blowers".
Scattering a batch of crusty old brown leaves from one end of a sidewalk to another - and back again - is pretty much a useless proposition (unless a gardener gets paid by the hour, of course).
Maybe I'll start a petition to ban 'em - or at a minimum - force owners to install a muffler to reduce the noise pollution.
One small step forward for mankind!
Nasty work, but someone has got to do it.
Life marches on in tony Bel Air
The night was festive, alright. It's not even officially Pride Weekend in WeHo, but the natives are restless. Dance Clubs and dare I say - pick-up bars - are swelling up with festive party-goers hot-to-trot. And, the outfits are dazzling, to say the least. In this HD Video captured by Julian Ayrs @ the Tattler, Lola welcomes you!
Was I dreaming? If so, definitely an erotic wet one. As I turned the corner of a quaint old brick building, I nearly body-smacked a muscle-bound stud and a bodacious babe in a band-aid-sized bikini. Just beyond, I nearly got trampled as the annual "run of the undies" started-up @ the stroke of the witching hour! Hundreds of half-naked members of the - um - student body were off-and-running as cold-faced men-in-blue stood on the sidelines at a respectful distance. "The kids have got to let off a little steam, 'ya know?" Ripe for things that go bump in the night - and a blood-sucking Vampire or two lurking about in the brush at-the-ready to hunt down their next victim. I snatched up my camera and went on the alert. Not on my watch! Say, anyone have a "Hangover" today? HD Video captured by Julian Ayrs @ the Tattler.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Twitter...Ellen DeGeneres tucks in twits - er - tweeters! Howard Stern & "Hangover" trigger raft of dialogue!
In a round-about-way, I ended up signing on to "follow" the Ellen DeGeneres talk show, at ever-popular Twitter.
Of course, I've always been fond of the quick-witted comedian's style.
It all started when I inputted my user name and password to enter the Twitter site late yesterday afternoon a moment or two shy of posting a feature on Ellen's novel idea to gift fans of the show by tweet express.
Curiously, when a "thread" of conversation sprang to life on the screen, right away I spied a tweet from Ellen informing her "followers" that Howard Stern allegedly quipped that he didn't like her dancing on the show.
For those of you in the dark - on occasion - Ellen dead-pans a soft-shuffle or two to the delight of her gushing fans.
I was taken aback by the timeliness of the Stern barb!
Just minutes earlier, I published a post which also took a sly poke at Ellen's somewhat spastic (no rhythm!) two-step style.
Of course, the jibe was a bit tongue-in-cheek, and not meant to crush the bright-eyed talk-show host's penchant for engaging in the romantic past-time.
Since the Stern tweet was on the heels of my own post regarding the same subject matter, I was inclined to surf over to Ellen's fan site, to investigate the synchronistic moment further.
So, I clicked on the shock jock reference link provided by the charismatic show biz personality, and ended up plunk down in the middle of the Ellen "show" web site.
What a fun place (well, instinctively, I half-knew it would be!) for the curious to kick off their shoes and put their feet up.
Ok, I fess up.
I tapped the "follow" button - and within minutes - I was interacting (mostly reacting!) to a host of dazzling "Twitter" personas heretofore unknown to moi!
Then, just before I keyed out at about 10 p.m , I took one last gander at the socially hip hub site I was now joined at the heart to, before signing off.
Now the Ellen "tweet" on Howard Stern was going full-steam ahead after triggering a slew of responses (mostly negative) from Ellen fans who flew to her side in a defense mode.
One irate tweeter was particularly angry with old garbage-mouth for dissing a woman on air about her abortion.
I won't repeat what she quipped in the heat of the moment, though.
This is a Disney-style family blog, after all.
And, I don't sleep buck naked at night, either.
One of my followers - Caesar's Palace - was all hopped up over "Hangover".
Throughout the starry night, CP urged tweekers to catch the entertaining feature just released around the country.
The mere mention of the comedy, which has garnered rave reviews in the local and National press in recent days - set off a tidal wave of glittering chatter - not unlike the kind you'd encounter in a trendy single's bar in Anytown, U.S.A.
Looks like I have springboarded into a dizzying strata of fresh meat - um - contacts.
Like Facebook & Twitter, membrs are often led through one door and out another, at Twitter.
If you're a true adventurer with a thirst for life, who knows where you'll end up!
Or on a fast track to trojan hell?
By the way, did you know that a major computer in Europe has been nick-named "The Beast".
Insightful thoughts on the subject, anyone?
As I was reflecting on these matters of import, a warm & fuzzy feeling swept over me when I caught sight of one last tweet from Ellen before she slipped off into another dreamy landscape that must have been beckoning from afar.
The tweet was short and sweet:
EllenFans Good night all my Tweeple!
The quirky talk-show host tucks in her tweeters each night.
That's true class!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Dim Sum Funeral...Anna Chi's new offering opens in limited release Friday! Sensuous Bai Ling sizzles...
Landing a distributor in the past few months has been tough for Independent filmmakers - what with the state of the economy being the way it has been - and due to shifting norms in the Film Industry widespread.
On the festival circuit - in my exciting colorful travels from AFI Dallas in cattle country, to the Newport Beach Festival in the OC, to CineVegas (Sin City) - I've crossed paths with frustrated (but ingenuous) filmmakers forced to blaze their own trails in respect to distributing their product.
And, the heck with the major studios, thank you very much!
For example - in spite of the fact "Skin" is a quality thought-provoking drama (about apartheid) garnering accolades and a bevy of prizes around the country - no takers.
Even with a bankable star like Sam O'Neil turning in a stellar performance!
Rock Slyde, which I caught at AFI Dallas (starring Andy Dick) was - at times - side-splitting fun and definitely a popcorn movie. But, the off-beat comedy is still dangling in the wind waiting for the big brass ring to swing its way.
Review (Rock Slyde): 04/06/2009
Handsome Tze Chun, the director, wasn't inclined to sit on his butt and wait for suitors to come calling, though.
So, the dynamic filmmaker fathomed up a novel approach to plugging and flogging his film.
The visionary director sprang into action and utilized the Festival Circuit to promote the charming"family oriented" film.
Outside in the foyer on the Festival grounds, after the curtain for the big show fell, savvy handlers were at-the-ready to hawk the DVD's.
In my interview with Mr. Chun (a friend on facebook now), he noted that he intends to log all the data pertaining to promotional costs, expenses, and sales - at which point - he'll painstakingly post the specifics on the Internet so that other filmmakers will have a guide to either follow or set their compass by.
Review (Children of Invention): 05/10/2009
"Moscow Chill" finally got afloat in the mainstream just recently with their espionage thriller (starring Norman Reedus of "Boondock Saints") although it was a tough sell.
Over the past year since I first took a gander at it, and wrote a positive review, I have followed their progress.
For a million bucks, director Chris Solomine turned out a quality entertaining action-adventure film.
As I said at the time, Hollywood should sit up and take notice!
Review (Moscow Chill) : 02/28/08
I've got to cheer 'em on from the sidelines, at least.
A few others Indies worth mentioning:
"Before the Music Dies" (Rock Documentary), "The Perfect Age of Rock "N" Roll" (Jason Ritter starring), "Train Master" (well-crafted Disney-style children's flick by Phil Bransom), Inalienable (Richard Hatch starring and direction by Star Trek actor Walter Koenig).
Review (Before Music Dies): 08/29/07
Review (Perfect Age of Rock "N" Roll): 04/27/09
And, there is good news to report for "Dim Sum Funeral", too!
Although I originally interviewed the stars (Bai Ling & Curtis Lum) and Director (Anna Chi) on the red carpet at the AFI's prestigious annual Festival (3 years running) in Dallas, scheduling conflicts prevented me from catching it on the silver screen.
Same thing happened in Newport Beach when the well-crafted offering premiered there.
Finally, when "Dim Sum Funeral" was booked into the Asian Pacific Film Festival just a scant few weeks ago, I was able to plunk myself down in a comfy seat in a packed house at the DGA and drink up every rich celluloid moment.
I was bowled over by the performances, storyline, and original thought-provoking themes.
Third-time lucky for both the film and moi.
On the heels of the last screening, "Dim Sum Funeral" scooped distribution.
So, here I am to proudly announce that "Dim Sum Funeral" will be gracing the screen of two legit Theatrical venues in the Los Angeles mainland, commencing Friday June 12th.
*Laemmle Sunset 5 (West Hollywood)
*Laemmles Pasadena Playhouse
Since it is crucial that an Independent film gain a solid footing at the box office the first weekend, I am urging all the locals (and those willing to travel far and wide from the outskirts of the town and county) to take "Dim Sum Funeral" in.
Since Bai Ling, a sexy little darling I've struck up a good relationship with on the Festival beat, is starring in the role of a lesbian - and Dim Sum is opening in West Hollywood on Pride weekend in Gay Gulch (WeHo) - I trust there will be a strong showing of hopeless romantics gays ratcheting up the ticket sales, for starters.
Then again, maybe an even more diverse crowd will be inclined to take a daring enthusiastic theatrical leap, after perusing the reviews!
The film was directed by a sweet lady, Anna Chi.
When an individual first crosses paths with the celebrated director (Joy Luck Club) it is evident from the get-go that she's a gentle loving soul- in spite of the fact - her own life wretchedly twisted here and there over the years, scarring her, undoubtedly.
For example, Ms. Chi unwittingly first stumbled into the nasty glare of the public eye when she was a naive a young girl during the Cultural Revolution in China.
In one impulsive moment in her life, she was inspired to write a letter to her father asking him to consider following the political views and philosophies of Chairman Mao and the Party.
The government used the correspondence to popularize their ideologies and Anna soon became a symbol of the Communist party.
In fact, her name (steeped in tradition) was changed from Shaoai (Forever Spring) to Yong Hong (Forever Red).
High drama, indeed!
Later on when the excitement died down, Anna saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and enrolled in film school
Chi had a good eye - and so - became an editor.
In the throes of this career endeavour, Ms. Chi was forced into an arranged marriage that resulted in a messy divorce and a departure from the philosophy of the Party.
Eventually, after she immigrated to Los Angeles, she learned how to speak English.
From humble beginnings, she raised herself up to loftier climbs due to the dedication to her craft and the innate ability to focus on the essentials in a humanistic way.
When I noted that her cast & crew were greatly impressed by her kindness and understanding on the set, she calmly responded:
"If you treat people with respect, you get respect back."
Her numerous credits include the "Joy Luck Club"(Wayne Wang), NIXON (Oliver Stone), and the anime film "The Three Kingdoms" (John Woo).
Currently, Ms. Chi is writing MERMAID for famed producer, Xu Ligong.
Dim Sum Funeral
Bai Ling, Lisa Lu, Talia Shire, Julia Nixon, Russell Wong, Kelly Hu, Francoise Yip, Steph Song.
Review (Dim Sum Funeral): 05/04/2009
HD Video Interview: 05/09/2009
*Curtis Lum discusses his role as a sperm donating priest with lesbian character Bai Ling. (pictured above)
Well, as they say at Warner Brothers.
The news flash zipped around the globe in about two seconds flat!
Fell flat on her tush in the midst of a high-energy gig?
Britney has crawled between the designer sheets with her - egads - Agent?
I say, the couple that eats, works, copulates, and snoozes together, are in for big trouble in little China!
Just betcha her Agent can't afford to lose his big meal ticket.
Why do I think that?
In a recent report of celebrity earnings, it was duly noted that Brit (boo hoo) only rustled up about a measly million or two greenbacks. last year.
No doubt Jason Trawick opted to pull out all the stops.
By slipping into the private (oh so public) perimeters of her topsy-turvy (mostly turvy) life, maybe "the suit" figures he'll be able to steer her mental & emotional selves onto a more stable nurturing landscape away from the hangers-on.
In the alternative, if the Pop Diva's career fails (flavours of the month often run out or lose favor with the fickle public) at least he'll have palimony to feather his nest somewhere down the line.
Unless Brit cries foul and uses the old "Louisiana" (home State) rule of law.
In that event, a division of property may amount to simple traditional hetero (breeder) standards.
What's yours is ours and what's mine is mine.
Brit, settle down with a boy-toy or man-stud with no interest in the business.
And, with stacks of his own cash, naturally!
What do they say?
God bless the man that's got his own!
Judging by the bod, Jason won't be out late carousing, Brit!
Shortly after I penned a tongue-in-cheek post about Adam Lambert's announcement that he is - oh my gosh - "gay", the twitter site revealed that a gaggle of the Pop Siren's fans have jumped on the (uh-huh) "bandwagon".
They're following moi!
But, a thought did cross my mind.
Are they chuckling along with me, or keeping an eye-out for impropriety?
News @ 11!
For those of you who toil away in the afternoon at work and don't have the opportunity to sneak a peak at America's favorite token "lesbo" talk-show host, be forewarned.
Unless you tweet, you'll be left out in the dark when it comes to "treats".
Yup, from my Divine Divan one lazy afternoon, I caught one segment of the Ellen Show in which the quirky dresser announced to the rapt audience that she was going to use her Twitter-time to gift viewers and tweeters alike.
To demonstrate, the ball*y comedian broadcast a small clip which captured three young ladies turning up at a bus shop to snatch up tickets for the show which Ellen & her staff planted there, before a random tweet invited adventurers to scout 'em down.
A lone woman turned up at the location within minutes of the tweet going out.
She proceeded to slyly search the drop-off area on the down-low to ensure she didn't tip off any other contestants as to the possible whereabouts of the coveted prize.
As luck would have it, on the heels of her arrival, she spied two excited ladies scurrying down the street in her direction, so she was forced to abandon ship and nonchalantly drifted off out-of-sight with the obvious intention to return.
Not a smart move!
The two aggressive interlopers spotted the tickets in a jiffy!
And, ended up on Ellen's afternoon show.
The perky blond has a gaggle of hilarious off-beat ideas that tickle my funny - um - bone.
For instance, she conjured up a delicious scheme to ensure that pesky adverts that fly out from inside the pages of slick magazines don't end up littering the streets.
"Replace the flyers with money," she giggled.
The audience roared!
Now, if she could only manage to sell Publisher's Clearing house on the idea.
Hang in there, dreamboat!
As to me, well, I would be remiss if I did not admit that Ellen's dance segments drive me batty!
Portia's better-half isn't cool-lookin' at all when she trips-the-light fantastic across the stage and up into the aisles on a wing and a prayer.
If you ask me, the men's clothing she sports each day, may be restricting her rhythm (and menstrual flow, quite possibly, ya know?)
Portia, get her out to Arthur Murray's, pronto!
Well, I gotta go.
Who knows, maybe the engaging TV personality will be tweeting about a nifty party she's throwing @ Pink's in Hollywood - with free hot dogs and all the trimmings - since an HD Video I just shot there revealed her pretty little face beaming down from one wall on the tables below.
I feel a tweet coming on.
See 'ya there!
In an unexpected news flash this morning, an entertainment reporter breathlessly announced to the masses around the country that American Idol "instant-famer" has confessed.
Was he the last dude on the planet to figure it out?
News @ 11.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
According to Jon Vogel, DCCC Executive Director, Sarah Palin is a Capitol Hill joke, again!
"Sarah Palin. She's In, She's Out, She's back in, " he chortled with glee in a dismissive missive the party (Democrat) fired off to fundraisers and supporters bright and early this Tuesday morn.
After all, there was much to celebrate!
A whirlwind (mostly wind) of activity at last night's "big money" fundraising dinner with Newt Gingrich, kept key players dizzy playing the guessing game.
How much moolah would they rake in?
Naw, that was neither here nor there.
The tongues were wagging over Sarah Palin - the Ice Queen - once again!
Palin - after being invited, then disinvited, then re-invited (not re-invented, though) - back-biting pundits were inclined to hold their collective breaths on the sidelines.
Headline or by-line?
Would the Dragon Lady from the (uh) frozen white North manage to manipulate her way into the big top in spite of her fall from Grace way back when?
The corridors of power swung the doors open wide for her.
Were the power-brokers behind the scenes desperate for a distraction in the wake of the Newt "Sotomayor" debacle?
News at 11!
Looks like some of the Clinton "style" has rubbed off on the Barack Obama team!
Like slick Willy & wily Hilly before him, Barack is now rustling up campaign schemes to generate big bucks in the Washington arena.
Why not a chance-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine with "King Tut" himself?
And, on this occasion, James Carville has been trotted out to orchestrate the fundraiser - natch - on the democrat-favored World Wide Web.
Here's a peak an e-mail invitation I just recently from the Obama camp (verbatim) to get you up-to-speed.
Just when I thought I've seen everything...
The Republicans have dragged out Newt Gingrich to headline a fundraising dinner.
President Obama and the Democratic Party are leading this country into the future.
Let the has beens and never weres in the Republican Party fight among themselves.
We want you to join us for a different kind of dinner.
No Newts allowed.
There is less than a week for your chance to win a free trip to Washington, DC on June 18th to meet President Obama, have dinner and go home with a photograph with him.
The dinner is on June 18th and the deadline to enter is less than a week away.
Enter now - the more times you give the more chances to win.
Contribute $5, $10, or more and be automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip to Washington DC to join President Obama on June 18th, and go home with a photograph with the President.
P.S. Even if you don't win coming to Washington to have dinner with the President, if you contribute $35 or more, you get a free "Proud Democrat" eco-friendly grocery tote. Act now - the deadline is less than a week away!
A tote that's eco-friendly?
Golly, you suckered me Barack, hook line & sinker.
Oprah, better pass on this high calorie pig-out!
United States Citizenship & Immigration Services...disgruntled employee confirms allegations of wrong-doing! Robert M. Cowan guilty?
Several weeks ago, I penned an expose on Robert M. Cowan and Government Officals linked to his office in Lee's Summit (Missouri) in respect to allegations of Immigrant Rights' Violations, wrongful retaliaton against complainants, and outright discrimination.
Understandably, in view of what has been transpiring on the Immigrant landscape over the past one or two years, the controversial post whipped up a dizzying number of hits daily!
A few months after the initial post and updates were published, I received a personal e-mail from a "whistle-blower", in which the individual alleged that Robert M. Cowan not only engaged in wrongful conduct against Immigrants while their documents were pending at INS in Lee's Summit (MO), but also levelled his anger at employees working alongside of him who were brazen enough to question his ethics and morals.
In response, I fired off an e-mail to ask for permission to use the incriminating information in an news update on the ongoing Immigration controversy.
After a few days passed with any word from the former INS employee; subsequently, I expected the whole new development on the INS front, was either a hoax or the shadowy figure got cold feet at the last minute and fled the scene for parts unknown!
Then, I was contacted once again.
The information in the 2nd e-mail was more detailed, with specific allegations of wrong-doing and enough clandestine goings-on to bait Sherlock Holmes, without doubt.
However, in the second missive, the disgruntled employee made an unusual demand.
I would have to meet face to face (by way of telephone) before permission would be granted to use the e-mails in an all-inclusive fashion (with body & content intact, identity of the author revealed, evidentiary proof proferred up, etc.).
Didn't pass the smell test, if you know what I mean.
For this reason, I have chosen to publish the e-mail communications verbatim without revealing the identity of the individual.
After all, the allegations are serious, and may be of import in any ongoing or upcoming investigation regarding the alleged illegal (& wrongful acts) at the USCIS office back East.
That said, here goes!
E-Mail Communication # 1:
Dear Mr. Ayrs,
I read your blog about USCIS and Rob Cowan. I am one of his former employees who were retaliated against for opposing his practices. There is another one, name witheld, who was terminated illegally for reporting wrong-doing along with me and others. Those articles are posted on the INTERNET. Mr. Cowan has not only been retaliating against the immigrants, but he also goes after the employees who oppose him. They get their documents and credentials stolen and destroyed also. I noted that the behavior of Mr. Cowan was to be reported to the FBI and a lawsuit was to be filed. To your knowledge, were those things done? If you were like more information, please contact me.
E-Mail Communication # 2:
Dear Mr. Ayrs:
We need to talk face-to-face via the telephone as to what you want to post. I have to tread carefully and for good reason. I don’t know what Cowan has on someone or who that someone is, but he has gotten away with anything and everything for as long as he has worked at Legacy INS/USCIS and the entire management has known it. I have seen him get people arrested who opposed him and have other managers kicked out of this facility and moved to other facilities or fired. He has violated every prohibited personnel practice in the book and has gotten away with everything. I want to know who is covering him and why?
In this area, I have seen other federal directors of other agencies indicted for doing less than he has, but no one will touch him on anything. Do you have any insights? I knew that he was going after any staff that opposed him and it was completely allowed, but exactly what did you do to get on his bad side? Who did you tell about it? I know who I told about it all and nothing has been done. I am curious as to whether we both went to the same people.
My cell phone number is: number witheld
Stay in touch as the intriguing tale continues to unfold at The Tattler & Pop Culture.
Monday, June 8, 2009
The ability to receive
is just as important
as the capacity to give
Collection of Poems
It blows in one day a gale force
Then, vanishes into oblivion
Without so much as a whimper, the next
Well, that was quite a comment that a blog cruiser left in response to my post on Barack Obama's "apology tour" today
Here's the message verbatim:
Submitted on 2009/06/08 at 4:16am
May 22, 2009
A Change in Washington DC.
As I prayed today, I felt impressed that the Lord is about to release information damaging to Barack Obama. Certain photographs or other information will come out which will be very damaging. Secrets from the past will come back to haunt this man, and no matter how hard he tries, he will not be able to keep things secret any longer. The dirt shall not stay under the rug. Not for this man-not for anyone.
"Not for anyone" was the hint for me that something was up!
A popular Film Art House where the likes of Director(s) Quentin Tarantino, James Tobak, and Edgar Wright slip in to catch a classic film or two is known to the Hollywood locals: New Beverly Cinema. Last night, I caught the owner - Michael - manning the popcorn confectionary. Since his father passed away last year, he's at the helm. But, fortunately, the film buff has a posse of friends to help run the mainstay in the community. Captured on HD Video by Julian Ayrs @ the Tattler.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Gay Marriage...legalized in forward-thinking New Hampshire! I do! I do! But, not in sunny California...
As Gays in California languish in the political arena and continue to worm their way through the judicial system over the controversial issue of same-sex marriage, their counter-parts in other states celebrate joyous news!
For example, New Hampshire just became the sixth State in the Union to legalize gay marriage!
It was a tough row to hoe, nonetheless, as activists scrambled to get all their chicks in a row in the final stretch of the "I do!" game.
In spite of the fact Governor John Lynch opposed the move towards same-sex unions in New Hampshire originally, he was inclined to sign the legislation into law once the Senate and the House passed key language on religious rights (hear that, California?).
In a surprise political turn, Lynch stated for the record:
"Today, we are standing up for the liberties of same-sex couples by making clear that they will receive the same rights, responsibilities - and respect - under New Hampshire law."
Analysts on the sidelines speculated that the nod from the State reflected a changing demographic from one that was once Republican and conservative in stance to that of a more liberal view held by younger constituents.
The forward-thinking States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Iowa now allow same-sex marriages recognized by law.
On the heels of the affixing his John Henry to the historical documents, Lynch opined for the record that it was time for the Federal Government to extend full equal rights to same-sex couples around the Nation.
The New Hampshire law goes into effect January 1st (2010).
Happy New Year!
The other day when I cruised into the drive-thru bumper-to-bumper at the fast-food joint - Jack-in-the-box - the perky little server started to hand my order over to me, when her eyes suddenly went wide.
"Don't I know you?" she asked, with an incredulous tone in her voice, as her body slipped into a frozen mode behind the counter.
Yup, I'm familiar with that creeping paralysis wherever I go these days!
Within seconds, the hapless employee recognized me.
What good fortune to have crossed paths with a celebrity!
When I jokingly mentioned the incident to a friend, his response was priceless.
"If they recognize you at take-out at Jack-in-the-box you must be famous."
Shoshana Bean...A Happening @ the Ford Theatre! Official kick-off night-out event for LA Pride 2009!
Christopher Street West and LA Pride are billing the dazzling one night (two-part) performance as the Pride Night kick-off event for LA Pride 2009.
You are invited to rub shoulders with her adoring fans, and witness the evolution of a young Diva, as she climbs from relative obscurity to the heights of superstar status.
Bean will perform tunes from her album - Superhero - which debuted as #5 on iTunes in December (2008).
In addition, Ms. Bean will no doubt wow the rapt audience with her dazzling tribute to lengendary Barbara Streisand.
The talented chanteuse is no stranger to the stage, though.
Shoshana Bean garnered a lot of attention when she performed in the off-Broadway production of Godspell in 2001, at which point, there was no looking back.
The "Wicked" star also landed rave reviews for her show-stopping warbling alongside the original cast of "Hairspray" in NYC.
Notwithstanding, her Thursday night performance will be bolstered up by the considerable talents of recording star - Billy Porter (Stage Director) - and Music Directors Gerald Sternback & Matt Curson.
Music presented by Chris Isaacson & Shane Sheel.
40% off sale price
Best seats & post show Artist Meet & Greet with drinks courtesy 10 Cane.
*Rum & tasty Hors D'oeuvres courtesy of Vermont Restaurant & Bar.
Well, if you're taking a trek into West Hollywood to catch Gay Pride (2009) - a bigger & better rainbow-studded hedonistic smorgasbord of sensual delights this year - why not snap up a ticket or two for Dame Edna's hilarious LIVE! Stage Show at the Ahmanson Theatre (June 9th thru 21st)?
The high-profile two-week fun-filled giggle is being billed as saucy Dame Edna's "First Last Tour".
That cheeky broad, taking a sly poke at Cher, perhaps?
For the totally clueless in middle-America Straight-ville, Dame Edna is a popular show gal who tours regularly - known particularly for her infamous naughty chit-chats with rapt audiences throughout her side-splitting LIVE! performances - on the glitzy entertainment circuit.
According to her bio, the Dame was born Edna May Beazley in the enchanting rural community of Wagga Wagga.
The high-kicker's stage career began humbly enough when she first sauntered into the glare of the spotlight on December 19th in 1955 - as Mrs. Norm Everage (just an average Australian housewife) - from Moonee Pondsa (Melbourne).
From the get-go, the bejewelled beauty has sworn up-and-down, that the lilac-coloured hair she is known for is au naturel.
Yup, she's an original starry-eyed blue-haired lady!
Ubiquitous diamond-studded cat-eye glasses are also a signature trademark.
The Divine Ms. Edna traverses the globe - kibitzing non-stop with crusty old world leaders from one corner of the Earth to another - as she jet-sets between her luxury residences in London, Sydney, Switzerland, LA LA land, and the oh-so upper crust Martha's Vineyard.
Allegedly, Dame Edna is a friend and confidante of the Queen!
Can a juicy (insightful) tell-all be far behind?
News at 11!
Dykes on Bikes popular attraction @ WeHo gay pride!
I tell them I'm Canadian!