Monday, October 22, 2007

birthday girl, scream awards & dream life

last week was almost more than even this Batgirl can handle.
my birthday, working the Eagles/Dixie Chicks shows at the new Nokia theater in downtown LA, Neil in town, my landlord's poor kitty that i have been cat-sitting had a serious episode that landed us in the kitty ER over the weekend (she is MUCH better, saw her today), my beloved Ghosty got hit by another car on Hollywood Blvd, (just some body damage, but still!)the Scream awards @ the GReek Theatre....ok. wait.
let me just show some photos...

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Neil got us into the big El Capitan theatre presentation of 3-D Nightmare before Christmas, where the director Henry Selick came to talk about the process w/ some of the people involved in the making of this classic. He showed us how the heads of Jack were changed and the eyelid movements show emotions...
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucketdownstairs they had an exhibit of artifacts from the film, i was taken by the box of Jack heads. They gave us free popcorn in Nightmare tubs..and they had a film clip of Tom Burton's voiceover behind a Mexican wrestling mask, saying thanks for coming to see the show. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Neil then got up on stage to help introduce the Coraline clip, which was stunning. The advancement in technology since the Nightmare days, wow.

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.yes, it was the day after my birthday...
On my birthday, Drew took me to the new Sean Penn film "into the wild"--we went to the arclight. the film wasn't perfect, but it moved me, the book was a personal favorite. sometimes, we all consider leaving everything behind...I like the restaurant there @ the arclight, they put little clapboard sheets down on your table, saying when your movie starts, so the waiter knows when time is nigh....

then we had a night of it @ the Scream Awards on the 19th, Neil won the ICON award, the show airs tomorrow (Tues 23 Oct) night on SPike TV.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSteve Owens took this photo of us, me w/my camera...
we walked the red carpet right behind Paris Hilton (Neil spotted her back at the hotel, but Red & I, we thought she was a lookalike until we saw her again at the event, where all the paparazzi were screaming for her--oh well, who knew?)

Drew wore a Neverwhere ( shirt in honor of Neil. Roger Avary also put on a Scary Trousers shirt to announce the clip of Beowulf. I seriously love that guy. Did you see "killing zoe"!!?Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket SAw Rob Zombie & Sherri, they flew in for one night off the Ozzy/Zombie tour to honor Alice Cooper in the tribute. Ozzy & Slash played with them as well. big noise!

Harrison Ford won the Hero Award, Shia LeBeouf presented it to him.
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Shia & Neil posed for me in the green room. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I was pretty fan-girl over Han Solo standing right next to me. but even more exciting? Bruce Campbell in the corner. A real room full of people, i didn't recognize half of them until they got up to accept their awards. Seth Rogen presented Neil his award and Boss was just right in there with a speech praising the CBLDF and making a sincere thank you. Drew & I were seated in the audience behind him, where we could see him, in the tv jump boxes. seated next to us was the actor that played Sabretooth --at 6'8", he was taller even than Drew. Down at the other end of our row were all the remaining cast of Star Trek, Kirk, Sulu, Chekov, Spock & Uhuru, (see her next to Drew & REd on the carpet walk in this photo-she is like royalty)Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

in this photo of Kevin smith, you can see the Giger-inspired angel statues that shot flames behind him, miss Wendy's new company made them...really impressive.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez won for Grindhouse, which i LOVED, that film got no love from marketing. My Greek brothers, Tommy Lee & Criss Angel presented something, but i was too busy trying to dry off my camera, which i accidentally placed (carefully, even) into a cup holder that i didn't realize had a cup in it, with beer in it. Death by drowning. I got this very last photo of the Star Trek reunion, but man, it isn't good. I really wanted it to be good for my little brother, who at one time, was quite the fan...Nimoy looks great!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucketunfortunately, I drowned my camera just before Neil's acceptance speech so i got no photos of him up there, a few film clips, but until i figure out how to pull stills, hope someone else got a good shot of him.
now, what new camera shall i save my quarters for...? check out the show Tuesday night (Oct 23) on Spike TV!


spacedlaw said...

Great evening !
Thanks for sharing.
I hope the fires are far away from you (I hear some people are being evacuated).

Yoga Gal said...

Happy Birthday Miss cat, did you get my birthday gift? It's a Tibetan malas skull wrist wrap! Thought it would be a perfect gift for a Goth Girl and right hand woman to the Dream King. Thanks for the photos. I have a yoga pal who produces Horror flims asked me to join her for her husband was out of town but had to turn her down due to having to help a friend pack her stuff and leave the fire zone. How is Malena? Thanks for the photos! Love the picture of Neil with the devil red eyes and love the photo of your boyfriend. Sounds like a great evening!

Yoga Gal said...

By the way I thought the event was last Saturady or Friday night? I know because the winds started kicking in Friday evening a powerline went down near my girlfriend and she had no power so she wanted to stay with her boyfriend in Pasadena. Her tiny car couldn't fitted all her creatures so I was the zookeeper. Good thing she left Dodge when she did! The roads to her home were closed down late Saturday evening!

Kitty Cat said...

yep, they taped event last week to air on tv this week--hope you check it out.
will check on gift, thank you. always so thoughtful is the Yoga Gal.

Yoga Gal said...

My head is in such a muddle these days don't know what end is up or down or even what day it is at times! I forgot to tell you how sorry I was over your car being hit! I feel your pain. My right back bummer was hit and my right taillight was broken while I was park in a HomeDepot parking lot. The weasle didn't leave a note! So to fix it about $500 or $600 dollars will be out of my pocket! RATS! So will you have to pay or was the hitter insured?

Dan Guy said...

I had someone hit my poor car in a parking lot and drive away. Caved the back in majorly. Blah.

Happy birthday, Cat!!!

I'm half way through watching the Scream Award, which I recorded. Good stuff.

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