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Went to a Back to the Future screening and it was heavy

For about a over a month, I was planning to attend a screening of Back to the Future at the historic Theater at Ace Hotel. Formerly a United Artist theater, it was remodeled and for the first time since 1990, it was open to the public for movies.

I signed up knowing that Christopher Lloyd (D0c), Claudia Wells (Jennifer) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine) from the movie would be there. Lloyd would have a schedule conflict so Donald Fullilove (Goldie) came instead. Now that this was set up, let me tell you how it all went down.

I rushed right after V3con and headed towards downtown. As I drove to find parking, I saw a fat line already wrap around the block. I rushed to the line only to find out that people had in and out privileges to the theater, so it wasn’t that bad as people were walking around. Why were they walking around? Because of the above. Take a look at the DeLorean on display. You can see the almanac, the hoverboard, Mr. Fusion and everything we love about the movie in it. It played an audio track of lines from the film. I wasn’t able to touch it but I did snap a photo with it.

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What a very exhausting weekend of fun

On Friday I met with some outta town friends for a late dinner. We tried out this Tokyo fried chicken spot. Let me tell, you that place is good.

Following, we met up with other friends for some boba. Now that was fun.

The very next day, we spent 14 hours at Disneyland and California Adventure. I had never been to California before but it was a blast. I didn’t get a chance to see it all but I love that place. Too bad I don’t think I’d be going back there anytime soon. But it sure was memorable.

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Last night’s awesome experience at the A’s-Angels game

One of the great things about going to Anaheim to watch the Angels and A’s play is that A’s fans show up and they are so loud.

Seeing my good buddy Jeff there was something I was glad to do. Last time the A’s were in town we sat next to each other, got some TV time, and really had a ball. I went with two other friends but I made sure I found him. And look at us, we ended up wearing the same shirt.

The game was a fun one and it had its ups and downs. Angels fans aren’t very loud per usual but when the home run from Jaso cleared the wall, the place went dead silent and then the A’s fans erupted. The dejection was so sweet.

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KTLA’s reaction to earthquake proves that LA news coverage is a joke

I felt it while I was sleeping. It woke me up. I was like “meh” and went back to sleep. It was a 4.4 magnitude. But if you know anything about earthquakes, that’s not a big deal. But look at those clowns react. My goodness, it’s like they’re not from California.

And how they reported and covered it.

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ICYMI: Highlights from tonight’s NBC two-hour Swimsuit special

Samuel:

It’s pretty cool. I attended this taping and now seeing what I saw live now on TV.

Originally posted on Swim Daily:

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Clockwise from top left: Heidi Klum; Chrissy Teigen; Tyra Banks; Kathy Ireland; Ariel Meredith; Kate Upton; Marisa Miller; Petra Nemcova

 

Not that you would have been so foolish as to have missed such an epic television event, but for those of you who didn’t have access to a TV in the ambulance (that is to say, medical emergencies are the only valid excuse for flaking out), here are some choice clips from tonight’s NBC two-hour special, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful.

Oh, and best wishes for a full recovery, or whatever.

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Heidi Klum‘s opening monologue:

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John Legend sings “All of Me”

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Tim McGraw premieres “Lookin’ for that Girl:”

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Tyra Banks‘s acceptance speech for 3rd all-time top cover:

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Kathy Ireland nabs Best Cover honors: 

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Attending the Sports Illustrated’s ’50 Years of Beautiful’ swimsuit celebration last night

Last night, I got a chance to attend this fantastic event. It will air in a few weeks but attending this taping as a seatfiller was cool. My job for the evening was to fill seats to make the Dolby Theater look full. But because of my placement more towards the back, I actually didn’t need to move at all.

My friend and I arrived at around 6PM and just followed all the people who were directing traffic. We sat in the back and even though we were told no photography was allowed, I snapped a few shots.

This was a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary of their swimsuit issue. They even did the top 10 covers of all time. I thought Tyra was the best but 1989 Kathy Ireland won.

But it still was cool because Heidi Klum was the host (very funny, still so pretty) and during the show we got to see models past and present. Kate Upton, Marisa Miller, Ireland, Tyra Banks, Rebecca Romijn, Chrissy Teigen were there among others. They all looked fabulous. They did a history of the magazine, gave us an inside look into shoots, locations and photographers. We even saw performances by Enrique Iglesias, John Legend (he was real good), Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and The Fray.

It was pretty neat to attend this event for free, get to see a taping of something before it airs and know what’s going on, see all the celebrities and more. I wish I actually did get seated more towards the front, closer to the stage. But for a free event, why complain?

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