Live From The Grayish Carpet

Life on the Other Side of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, Redacted

Category Archives: Showbiz

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads

It just happened again. I read a news story about Flea playing the national anthem as a bass solo at Kobe’s final game with the Lakers and I went nuts. Every time … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 251 Comments

The Grammys: Who Left the Dogs Out?

I was disturbed  by the Grammys, but mainly I was confused. I was baffled from the very first words spoken — Taylor Swift’s proclamation that it was the 2016 Grammys … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Life, Death, and Facebook

I wasn’t too excited when Facebook launched “On This Day,” which they  describe as “a new way to look back” and I describe as “an irritating souvenir of every mistake … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

She’s Like 50

When I was working at E!, my boss, John,  emailed me for contact information for a publicist.   Rather than go to the database and look up her email,  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

A Decidedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

A month ago, after I discovered the photos I’d left in my storage space,  I posted a photo on my Facebook wall of me and Eddie Vedder in Amsterdam.  I … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Red Carpet Rules and the Ghosts of Grammys Past

I started this blog on February 13, 2011,  known as Grammy Sunday to marketers the world over. I was at my Dad’s house, parked on a gray carpet, blogging away … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yeezus Walks

I have no problem with North West.  It would have been cooler to call her True West, Best of the West or Dottie West, to be sure, but, ultimately her … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Honey, I’m Home, or Swimming Pools, Movie Stars

I shouldn’t have been shaky about covering the junket for Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters 3D this past weekend.  I mean, while I may have taken public transportation to the  Four … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Selective Guide: Grammy Parties 2015

You’d think that by now I’d have this Grammy thing down. I went to the Grammys for the first time in 1989, the year that Jethro Tull beat Metallica in … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Career Suicide, One Industry at a Time

A month ago, I interviewed for a job as a talent executive for a TV show that’s launching in July.  I’m not deluding myself when I say it went well; … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment
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