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Say Goodbye to David Bowie With The Alamo Drafthouse

Some beautiful things have been said about David Bowie recently, but nothing says more than the way he chose to leave us. He knew the world would be sad to hear he was dying, so David Bowie chose not to tell us. Instead, he made some beautiful music to help with our mourning, and to say THANK YOU for the years of love and support. How incredible is that?

My daughter just discovered David Bowie, which has made his death even more surreal. She found him by way of her first true-love QUEEN and the song Under Pressure. Since then, she’s been picking out Bowie music from films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Martian, and blasting them on repeat. I think I’ve heard Starman more in the past 2 months than I have in my entire life.

This brings me a bit of peace, knowing that his music will live on and that we, the people who were lucky enough to share the planet with him, will make sure of that. Let’s ensure that from this moment forward, on every day, in every year, in every century, someone will hear David Bowie’s music for the very first time and freak out.

But first, we need to say GOODBYE.

Our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse are planning a David Bowie Video Music Party this Saturday night in Richardson, TX. It’s a Sing-Along, featuring all of your favorite Bowie hits, so you can sing and dance and awkwardly hug the weeping stranger standing next to you. Proceeds will go to FAME, a music education program for kids in Bowie, Maryland. I think David Bowie would approve, so get your tickets by clicking HERE and I’ll see you Saturday!

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Dishing About the 2015 Emmys on “Good Morning Texas”

Got up bright and early to talk about the 2015 Emmy Awards on Good Morning Texas and BOY was I nervous! Mostly because I stayed up late WATCHING the Emmys, which is probably why I had a massive brain fart just before we went live and forgot Peter Facinelli’s name. Luckily, I remembered all of the other Texas Connections, of which there were several on Emmy night. Here’s a link to the video if you missed it and thanks to Jane McGarry and everyone at Good Morning Texas for having me on! http://www.wfaa.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/2015/09/21/72566108/ Continue reading →

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OUT & ABOUT on “Good Morning Texas”

I was on Good Morning Texas again Friday, talking about the fun and off-the-beaten-path events I’ve been finding around North Texas. Did you hear about the Pancake Selfie Express Truck that was in Pegasus Plaza last week? They were taking pictures of people, then scanning them onto pancakes so you could actually eat your face! I don’t know whose warped idea this was but I LOVE it!
Sadly, the Pancake Selfie Express has already left town but there are loads of other cool events you should be checking out. Here are some links to tickets if you’re interested and you can watch me on Out & About by clicking HERE: Continue reading →

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OUT & ABOUT on “Good Morning Texas”

I taped this “Out & About” segment for Good Morning Texas when I was there last week (which explains why I’m wearing the same clothes). Honestly, I had NO IDEA what to do with my hands. You can tell, can’t you? I asked the cameraman what I should do with them and he looked over the rims of his glasses at me, like I’d just blown a booger onto his shoe. Maybe I’ll try holding random objects each week, like a Rubix Cube or some My Little Pony figurines, just to keep my hands busy. If you’d like to watch this segment, you can do so by clicking HERE.

One of the coolest things happening this week will be Wednesday night when Michael McDonald comes to town. My favorite Michael McDonald is the one who shows up occasionally on Family Guy, like this:

The REAL Michael McDonald is playing a show at the House of Blues Wednesday night to raise money for OPERATION Finally Home. It’s an organization that builds homes for sick or wounded veterans. They hope to raise enough money from this concert to build two more houses. Click HERE for more details or to buy tickets.

I need to say a quick THANK YOU to Veecaravan for always providing me with the best accessories. They’re having a Pop-Up Shop in a few weeks so make sure you check it out. Personally, I’m snagging more kaftans because they’re gorgeous but feel like you’re wearing pajamas in public, which is what I’d prefer to do anyhow. Click HERE to see what else they’ll be selling.
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “American Ultra” with Me for FREE!

You might think that the whole Sleeper-Super-Agent idea but has been done to death, but Hollywood found a legitimate way to update it. What if the Sleeper-Agent in question grew up to be a slacker-stoner who lived with his girlfriend and smoked out all day? Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike, who works at a convienent store until the day he is activated. Imagine his surprise when he discovers he’s a deadly weapon who can kill people with little more than a spoon. Kristen Stewart plays his girlfriend Phoebe, who has to call on her own inner-tough-girl to help Mike survive when he becomes the target.

I can’t help but get excited about this because I’ve loved Jesse Eisenberg since Zombieland. I also relish any moment that Kristen Steward seems likeable. Sorry but I couldn’t stand her as “Bella.” I always wonder if the reason everyone hates Stewart so much is because “Bella” was such a crappy character. Maybe she’s awesome in real life but was simply forced to play an awful role for too long. Well, it’s not like she and I will have a “Girls Night” anytime soon so I guess I’ll never know.

The point I’m trying very poorly to make is that I have free passes to see American Ultra next week! Click HERE for those and then take a minute to watch the trailer. See you at the screening and I’ll let you know if that Julie/Kristen Date-Night happens anythime soon.

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I’m OUT & ABOUT on “Good Morning Texas”

I started a new segment on Good Morning Texas this week called “Out & About.” It’s a collection of fun upcoming events and I THINK it’s going to be a regular thing. I taped another one for next Friday so pretend you don’t notice that I’m wearing the same clothes. You can watch the first Out and About by clicking the link below.
http://www.wfaa.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/2015/08/07/out–about-ideas-for-your-weekend-entertainment/31291211/

If you’re interested in any of the events listed, here are some links for more details.
Klyde Warren Parkhttp://www.klydewarrenpark.org/
Core Power Yogahttp://www.corepoweryoga.com/node/29526
Dallas Arboretum Dollar Dayshttp://www.dallasarboretum.org/
Fantastic Fourhttp://www.fandango.com/fantasticfour2015_179982/movieoverview
Rascal Flatts at Gexa http://www.livenation.com/artists/42462/rascal-flatts
Dallas Comedy Househttp://dallascomedyhouse.com/

Quick thanks to Kyle Tatum at Blow Salon for the fresh cut and summer highlights. If you’re in the market for a new hair-stylist, you should definitely hit Kyle up. YES, you have to schedule your appointments months in advance but he’s beyond great and totally worth it. I love everyone at Blow but London Michael is also one of my favorites. It doesn’t hurt that both of these men are sweet, gorgeous and have a wicked sense of humor. Go when you can drink some wine while getting your hair did.

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Shaun the Sheep” on ME!

I’ve always been a fan of Aadmore Animations and their crude but surprisingly dear characters. That said, I was still stunned by the onslaught of GREAT reviews for their latest release, the Shaun the Sheep Movie. It was screened at SXSW this year and everyone walked out singing it’s praises. In fact, the last time I checked the Shaun the Sheep Movie was still getting 100% on “Rotten Tomatoes,” which means every Film Critic who has seen it LIKES it. That pretty much NEVER happens and guess who has FREE PASSES! Even better, we knew that you’d want to take the whole family (and maybe a cousin or a neighbor kid) so we’re giving away 4 passes a POP! Just click HERE to snag those then watch the trailer to see what it’s all about. See you there! I might even drag my husband to this one!

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FREE MOVIES PASSES: Meryl Streep Gets Sexy in “Ricki & The Flash”

I’ve been scratching my head ever since I saw the Ricki and The Flash movie poster. Meryl Streep as an aging rock star? Seriously? Then again, she looks incredible in that get-up and I LOVE it when she plays sexy. It’s also directed by Jonathan Demme and has a screenplay written by our favorite former-stripper, Diablo Cody. If that isn’t enough, Meryl is joined onscreen by her real-life daughter, Mamie Gummer, who plays her daughter of course. The cast also includes Rick Springfield (who has been CRAZY CREEPY on True Detective this season) and Kevin Kline so we HAVE to see it, right? Even better, I have free passes for a screening on August 4th at the Angelika in Dallas! Click HERE for those, then watch the trailer below and get all excited about seeing it!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Pixels” On Me!

If you AREN’T excited about seeing Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels, maybe you should take a look at THIS. It’s some behind the scenes footage Sandler himself caught on a GoPro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDAiw96h0Mc

NOW you want to see it, right? Well, that’s awesome because I just happen to have free passes to a screening this Tuesday (7/21). Just click HERE for those and I’ll see you there! Oh yeah, I have kids who are full-blown gamers so they’re DEMANDING to see it.

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” & A Cocktail Party!

Have you seen the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? Holy Balls, just look at THIS:

Yes, that’s Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer playing a CIA Agent and KGB Operative who’re forced to work together. Two of the HOTTEST dudes in movies today AND they’re joined by the phenomenal Alicia Vikander, who absolutely KILLED IT in Ex Machina. It’s not opening in theaters until August 14th but GUESS WHO HAS FREE PASSES TO SEE IT NEXT WEEK! Continue reading →