Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Deck the Halls with Glee & Elmo!!!

The 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade went down pretty much
without a hitch (save for the Elmo incident, below)!!
Photos and coverage by Yours Truly =-)
 A few days back my editor at contacted me to work the red carpet for the Hollywood Christmas Parade and I jumped on the opportunity like Charlie Sheen on a coked-up hooker!! I mean, hey, I love me some holiday cheer and I especially love red carpet events, so you can only imagine my merriment at getting the assignment!! For my official straight-up news style write-up of the parade published on, please click HERE.
Anywho, so I hit the red carpet a little before sundown armed with my mic and my not-so-trusty little 7.3 megapixel steed, and within minutes the celebs started showing up to deck the halls Hollywood style!! (Which basically means teeth so white you can see them from outer space, and even a couple of product plugs while walking the carpet. ;)
Yes-yes y'all, your girl got a chance to snap and speak to the likes of Larry King (Grand Marshal of the parade and recently-outed sick bastage who banged his sis-in-law), hosts Erik Estrada (best known as "Ponch" from CHiPS & BFF to Vanilla Ice on VH-1's The Surreal Life) and Laura McKenzie (best known for, ummm, yeah I dunno). I also got a few minutes with a couple of the gals from Grey's Anatomy (Sara Ramirez & Sarah Drew) and even Courtney Galiano of So You Think You Can Dance & Glee!!! Scroll down for the full scoop!!

Lookin like they about to git freekay!! Lol, parade hosts
Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie chatted with me a bit about what
they love most about Christmas in SoCal and being excited for the season in general.
"It's the holiday season in Hollywood," Estrada said.
"We love this time of year here!! Get ready for a great time"!!!
Glee's Courtney Galiano strikes a pose for your girl!! What's that look on her face, you ask?? It reads, "I've never heard of your magazine, but you look like you know what you're doing, so I'll just pose & get it over with!"

Larry King and wifey still together after he was smashin her sister???? Ahh, those cooky old folks!! Speaking of which, is it just me or is ol' Larry startin to look like he belongs in the Thriller video??? Yeah, I said it!!

Grey's Anatomy actresses Sara Ramirez (left) and Sarah Drew (right) were my faves that night!! They were super sweet and sooo down to talk to your girl!! Sarah Drew chatted with me a little bit about the issue of teen bullying and being comfortable in your own skin:
"I’d like to go back and have a dinner with my 16-year-old self," she said. "I would tell her that in order to be loved and accepted you don’t have to perform. You don’t have to be the best and be everything to everyone all the time, you can actually just be and relax, and acknowledge that you are who you are. I think that’s what I would tell her, and I would tell every teen that."
What can I say? The lady is D.O.P.E!!!
And last but not least is the Elmo, uh, incident I mentioned above. I didn't take the video since I decided to hit American Apparel after the red carpet and then watched the whole parade from a toasty spot inside the Hollywood & Highland Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (What can I say? I'm a priss!!)
Note: the vid doesn't actually capture the entire incident, but close. What you don't see here is how poor Elmo got stuck between two traffic lights that were really close together right in front of Madame Tussauds!!! Mad props to Elmo's wranglers for getting him through the bowsh*zz cuz it was majorly windy that night!!


Ninjagaiden78 said...

The parade sounds cool.
Charlie Sheen on a coked up hooker - wow too crazy.

GirleeCat said...

Lol, thanks LeRon!!! I Loved your piece on Tanvii, btw!!! You're right - so many fashionistas in Texas!! =-)

Anonymous said...

Ahh good job, babe! I'm so proud of my girl. You're awesome!

GirleeCat said...

Thanks Babe!!! So wished you were with me that night -- would have loved to have you showcase your dope photog skills and hold it down for me on the carpet while I did the reporting end!! We've gotta get your gorgeous self out here PERMANENTLY!!! Miss you too much for words!!!

Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

hey there..thanks for the comment regarding my rosebowl flea market day..I am following you now. love the hollywood parade stuff. awesome!! post 2 coming soon on flea market finds..XO

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