How I (Finally) Met Joss Whedon

Growing up in Hollywood has given me a certain talent – a special skill, you might say. Celebrities do not sway me. While I enjoy identifying actors like they’re rare tropical birds, they’re in fact too common place for me to get riled up every time I spot one. Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal once ate brunch across the room from me, Marc Feurstein is a regular at my Coffee…

October 18, 2009
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The Big Comic-Con Recap Post

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a doozy. Those of you who follow me on Twitter @hollywoodjane, or are reading this on Facebook, already know that I had a fantastic time. Really, I can’t think of anything that would have made it better, unless I had the power of astral projection and could have been in two places at once. THURSDAY I drove down to San Diego  after uploading…

July 29, 2009
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(500) Days of Summer is What an Indie Dream Must Look Like

    Last night I saw a screening of (500) Days of Summer at the Westside Pavillion Landmark, figuring that it was free and who knew when I’d have the time to see a movie again. Plus, I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. To my mild surprise, I really liked it. It’s charming, it’s honest, it’s different, it’s artistic, and it has Matthew Gray Gubler playing someone other than Spencer Reid. It’s…

June 11, 2009
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Striking the Balance Between Work and Play

How do people work full time and have social lives?  They make it look so easy on TV: Put in a few hours at the office, then join friends for cosmopolitans after work – all while wearing three-inch stilettos and carrying purses the size of Hummers.  On television, men and women under the age of 30 are required spend eight hours in a cubicle and then another six grinding on…

April 20, 2009
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Cast and Crew Dish on the Dollhouse

Anyone looking at my calender this week might be misled into thinking that I have a social life, but it isn’t true, I tell you, it isn’t true!  This week just happens to be PaleyFest ’09 at the Paley Center for Media, and on April 15th, I and my fellow Whedon fanatics gathered in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, waiting for the panel on Dollhouse to…

April 17, 2009
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And the Streamy Goes To…

Here’s my ‘official’ coverage of the event: On March 28th, stars gathered at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood to celebrate the best in television from 2008 – or rather, the best in television produced specifically for the web.  For the first time, web series were front and center at an all-out extravaganza sponsored by Kodak and Episodic, and to judge by the turnout and the enthusiasm, the first annual Streamy…

March 31, 2009
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This is Hollywood

I spent my Saturday night pretending to drink and snort cocaine.  Earlier that day while I was at a showing of He’s Just Not That Into You, my friend K. called and asked if I wanted to join her as an extra for some house party scene shooting in Culver City. “Sure,” I said, figuring that it would be fun, and if nothing else I’d have something to blog about. …

February 23, 2009
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Wrapping Up November

November 21, 2008 – Vlada and I travelled downtown to the Ahmanson to see Spring Awakening, or ‘the German sex musical,’ as I like to call it.  She was half-asleep from a long day at work, and I was still recovering from the Virus That Ate My Soul, so we were a couple of regular party animals.  Fortunately the show was not a waste of 87 bucks a pop, and our…

December 1, 2008
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The Fine Art of Procrastination

So I celebrated the halfway point of NaNoWriMo by doing absolutely no writing at all.  Not even a blog post, ruining my two week streak and seriously putting a crimp in my numbers.  Oh well.  It was Saturday, and a nice one at that.  Today was fairly unproductive on the writing front as well – evidence of why November is a terrible month for me to try and write 50,000…

November 16, 2008
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