Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood

01
Oct
08

same great stuff, slightly different location

Dear readers,
Thanks to your dedication to Lovesick Billy, the site is growing and evolving, and there are some exciting new developments just around the corner.

If you’ve bookmarked lovesickbilly.wordpress.com, it’s time to update your bookmark to the direct URL, lovesickbilly.com.  If you’ve been using the direct URL, nothing changes.  Likewise, email for me is now bronson@lovesickbilly.com.  The look and feel is familiar, the cowboys are going to get even hotter, and improved searching helps you find all of the content more easily.

Thanks again for the love.  See you at the new site.

Love,

Bronson

08
Aug
08

Beachwood Barbies Have Bad Ass Estate Sale This Weekend

What happens when a handful of hot recording industry execu-chicks pool their long-hoarded memorabilia, collectibles, funky furniture, couture, and sundry schwag for a rock-n-roll estate sale in Beachwood Canyon?

Mayhem. Get a piece.

Cool shit they paid too much for, but that you can get for pennies:
Fred Segal, Barney’s, Kitson Clothing / Jeans / Shoes / Purses / Tons of NEW T-Shirts / Amazing Rock memorabilia / Rock T-Shirts / CD’s DVD’s / TV’s / Digital Camera / MADONNA Memorabilia / Cell Phones / Stereo Receiver / Chainsaw / Pots / Golf Clubs / Leather for crafting / fabric / curtains / jewelry / Furniture / Gorgeous HUGE Mirror / Doors / Rugs / Chandeliers / Ligne Roset Wall Unit

When: Saturday, August 9, 8a – 3p

Where: 2819 woodshire drive, los angeles

corner of beachwood dr and woodshire / off franklin / up beachwood one mile past coffee shop and village / left side of street

27
May
08

A Raspberry Memorial Day Weekend in Hollywood

A full three days off, and a full three days:

A barbecue with our friend Sonny the rodeo rascal, and his partner, Ken, a man who radiates wisdom and safety. Everyone in attendance, under 30, checking their Blackberries at 7pm, doubtlessly looking to the next event of the evening. The Sex and the City release party we just didn’t have the stamina for, and Sam’s subsequent nightmare that I’d added Sarah Jessica Parker curls to his head, and then left him for a latino boy with a bubble butt. That’s ridiculous. Continue reading ‘A Raspberry Memorial Day Weekend in Hollywood’

13
May
08

On Youtube: Conny Van Dyke :)

Talent never goes out of style, it just goes into and out of retirement. Conny Van Dyke is no exception. An entertainer since 15, the woman is unstoppable. An actress, singer, and voice-over talent, she has re-emerged from retirement from show biz and is represented by Todd Justice at Venture IAB. Yes, of course, she’s also my Mom, but rather than selling you on her personally, I’ll let her talent do its own talking. Ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous Conny Van Dyke.

“He’s My Lover” from the film Framed, in which she starred with Joe Don Baker

A second video after the jump.

Continue reading ‘On Youtube: Conny Van Dyke :)’

11
Apr
08

Thank You, Friends. (Now with photos. Thanks P&D.)

Absolute Love & Bliss

Turning 40 is an ordeal, and I don’t mean the party planning, which Sam did flawlessly, of course; I mean the state of mind. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. But it’s the turning 40 and not the being 40 that is the ordeal. Gallery after the jump.

Continue reading ‘Thank You, Friends. (Now with photos. Thanks P&D.)’

15
Mar
08

Anonymous Pickets Scientology Center

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Seeing a nattily dressed man in a V for Vendetta mask wouldn’t be that unusual in Los Angeles – especially in the Los Feliz/Silverlake area, but hundreds? Well, it is the Ides of March. Here’s the video. Continue reading ‘Anonymous Pickets Scientology Center’

08
Feb
08

Rachel Cannon: Hollywood’s New “It Girl”

rachelcannon.jpgEvery gay man has one, and Rachel Cannon is mine. Rachel Cannon is my woman crush, the girl who makes any sensible strapping gay man stop dead in his tracks and fall all to pieces, the girl who made me wish I were straight-ish (again), if only for a minute. Sam will always be my man, Mom, my best girl, but Rachel is yet another hot blonde in my life.

I’ll never forget when we met. We were upstairs at Fiesta Cantina. The moon was full and its light on her dewy skin and reflecting in the pools of her eyes was intoxicating. Okay, maybe it was the margaritas, but nonetheless, it made me feel like I was meeting Kira the Muse (Olivia Newton John) in Xanadu. All we needed was roller skates. I was buzzed, but it didn’t compare to the buzz of having this gorgeous, madcap woman focusing all of her flawless, Tulsa, OK ingenue attention upon Sam and me.

Continue reading ‘Rachel Cannon: Hollywood’s New “It Girl”’

07
Feb
08

Britney Spears: A Little Bit of Tragedy Repeating

Once upon a time there was a hot, young, blonde star in her twenties, captive to her overbearing manager. He controlled her utterly, criminally: what she said, what she did, what she wore, where she appeared, and how thin she was when she did. He drove a wedge between the young woman and her family. She wasn’t allowed any phone calls and weeks would pass without her family knowing her whereabouts, except for what they were able to see on TV. He had dirt on her; compromising photographs to keep her frightened and tractable. He drugged her regularly and abused her with inconceivable cruelty, sexually, physically, and verbally. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and valuables were stolen from her during his occupation. His control was absolute, and soon, so was her hopelessness.

I’m not talking about Britney Spears. I’m talking about my Mom.

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Having exhausted every other path to help and solace, she lay in a bed in her home in the Hollywood hills and overdosed with a bottle of Valium.

Continue reading ‘Britney Spears: A Little Bit of Tragedy Repeating’

23
Jan
08

Driving from the Back Seat

The air at home has been thick with philosophical discussions of late, mainly about where we are and why we are here. A decade in Los Angeles can have that effect.

I learned at a very early age that L.A. is the center of the entertainment universe, and longed for it ever since. When I moved here, at 29, I thought it was the be-all and end-all, and it is. There’s almost nothing that you can’t be here in L.A., given the drive, luck, youth, beauty, opportunity, and talent – usually in that order. Take your pick of any activity in snow, forest, mountains, beach, vineyard, or city, and it’s within a couple hours drive or a couple of phone calls to make it happen. It’s a place where you really can have and do it all, and as my Mom always said, “People who can have it all, usually do,” which can make for a formidably interesting, but exhausting schedule, and for the less than careful, it can be their undoing.

86mazda626a.jpgIt’s that kind of excitement that brought me to Los Angeles: the same excitement I once got from my first drinks, my first drugs, my first screws, and that time on I-75 when I set the cruise control in my 1987 Mazda 626 Turbo and slid over and drove from the passenger side… and then from the back seat. You get a big rush from possibility, power, and invincibility, even when it’s imaginary, and that rush is part of what makes this town tick.

Continue reading ‘Driving from the Back Seat’

17
Apr
06

To Hell Tomorrow

The latest news from the Damages front is that SA’s agent has read it and loves it. He wants to move forward. So, we’re going back to the Producer who referred us to SA in the first place to see if he’s interested in producing now that SA is on board. The next step is getting the two partners of the Production company on board, and then we’ll have a deal, or at least I’ll have an option. For those who don’t know what an option is, it’s an agreement that a company has rights to ‘first crack’ at a project for a given period of time. Once the option expires, if the project isn’t made, the rights revert back to the writer and the project can be optioned again or sold.

All of this could go to hell tomorrow, or not. It’s so important to remember that. I’ll just keep repeating it to myself, but hopefully.




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