Tag Archives: hollywood
April 16, 2008

Latest Iron Man Shocking News!

If you've seen the trailer for Iron Man this should interest you:

Wildly Popular 'Iron Man' Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film

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February 23, 2008

Academy Awards Go Green

It seems that even Hollywood's biggest events are trying to embrace environmentally friendly practices.
This year's Oscar ceremony will have a green "flavor" (sic):

    -With support from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, 100% of the energy used for the telecast, the red-carpet arrivals show and the Governors Ball will be supplied by renewable wind power.

    -All of the generators used for the production, for press support and the red carpet arrivals area are powered by a fuel mix that includes biodiesel.

    -The majority of vehicles made available by General Motors for use by production staff and presenters are zero-emission hydrogen-powered cars and hybrids.

    -Nearly all food service ware for all events associated with the Awards Presentation is either reusable or biodegradable/compostable.

    -The programs, invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, parking passes and other printed materials include a minimum of 30% postconsumer recycled content.

More information on the official site

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January 26, 2008

Travolta In Hollywood

Since I'm now able to get photos from my camera to my computer I'll be uploading them over the next couple of days.

The weekend before DomainFest we were having a drink in the lobby of the hotel when we got to see several stars including John Travolta.

And here is the photo to prove it!


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January 24, 2008

Leaving LA Shortly

I'll be leaving LA in a couple of hours time. I'm looking forward to the flight back, as I could do with catching up on some sleep!

Once I get home I should be able to get photos off both my camera and my n95. I really must remember to pack a card reader next time! I know there were other people at the conference that had readers, but we never quite seemed to coincide.

This morning I headed up to one of the many malls that dot the city and picked up a few goodies in the Apple Store. My sister's boots proved impossible to acquire, as they only had large sizes (9+) in the department store I found.

The weak dollar combined with post-Christmas sales made a trip to the Virgin Store on Hollywood Boulevard both highly tempting and incredibly dangerous. They were selling a very large selection of DVDs and CDs for $10... I ended up getting a couple of this year's Oscar nominees instead.... They weren't $10, but they were on offer

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January 16, 2008

Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Off To LA Thursday

I'm heading off to LA on Thursday at the crack of dawn (I wish I was being metaphoric!).

You'd think that at this stage I'd be that bit better organised, but of course I'm not. I've organised hotels, my pickup from LAX and all that stuff. I've even got myself a fistful of dollars, albeit a small one.

What I haven't done, yet again, is even start to pack my bag.

I guess I could say that I've mentally packed it, but you can't wear your thoughts !!

So it's another evening of chaos tomorrow while I try desperately to ram a week's worth of clean clothes into my poor unsuspecting suitcase!

I was looking into things to do in LA before DomainFest and I still haven't made up my mind.

Wicked is still playing in Hollywood, but I've heard very mixed reviews.

The other thing that attracted my attention was, naturally enough, the cinema. But it's January, so it's not exactly the best time of the year to see films. There are a few upcoming releases that I'd like to see, but they're all being released after I leave. Of course I'm sure there are plenty of films still showing that I wouldn't mind seeing and if nothing else the cinemas are bigger and cheaper in Los Angeles than they are in Ireland.

Another attraction that caught my eye was the Star Trek Expo, which is starting its US tour this Friday. It looks like it could be great fun if you're a Trekkie. If nothing else I'm sure there'd be plenty of characters to see outside. All I need to do is work out how to get myself from downtown Hollywood to Long Beach without spending a fortune...

Alternatively there's always Warner Brothers.. I was hoping to make a pilgrimage there in November when I was over for the ICANN meeting, but I ended up going to Universal Studios instead.

At least I can safely say I'm truly spoilt for choice!

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January 15, 2008

DomainFest Spices It Up With Playgirls!


I found out last year that the guys behind DomainFest liked to party and the 007 themed night was pretty incredible (even if some of it can never be spoken about in polite company!). This year it sounds like they're trying to top themselves and, according to Frank, will have not one, not two, but three Playboy stars at the opening night cocktail party!
More sordid details chez Frank

EDIT: Of course in my stupidity I referred to "playgirls" and not to playboy centerfolds or playboy bunnies. Sorry about the confusion! I meant to refer to playboy centrefolds!

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September 5, 2007

Get A Ringside View at the Oscars

Getting to see all the stars as they walk down the red carpet at next year's Oscars does not have to be a dream.

The Academy is offering 300 fans the chance to win seats on the red carpet leading into the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

You will be able to apply online from Monday September 17 at noon PST (Pacific Standard Time) until the following Monday, September 24.

The awards take place on Sunday February 24.

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