An amazing and rare date night with my husband. We saw the one and only NEIL DIAMOND-at this historic Greek Theater in Los Angeles last night.
But this wasn’t just any Neil Diamond concert— it was his final gig celebrating the 40th anniversary of his legendary album “Hot August Night”.
A special thanks to our friend Mark who helped us score tickets to this sold out show.
We arrived about 30 minutes early and decided to walk around, check out the sites.
I’ve seen Neil three other times— and it’s always fun to people watch at his concerts.
We made it to our seats— time for a photo op.
And then the people watching continued. You just never know who you are going to see at a concert in Los Angeles….
Look closer, that’s comedian David Spade. Who knew he was a Diamond fan?
Finally… the main event. Not too shabby- 17 rows back.
The view behind us. There were no “Tree People” this time around, but ain’t the Greek gorgeous?
Neil Diamond is killer- 71 years old and one of the best showman I’ve ever seen.
When I saw the photo of Jessica Simpson in the red dress last week, I immediately thought day’um!! Simpson reminded me of ME when I was pregnant: MASSIVE, swollen and uncomfortable. Basically, she too is all tummy and boobies (yes, I said boobies).
And then I saw her Elle Magazine cover today. Yes, that Simpson looks NOTHING like the pregnant me. As I stare at this flawless photo, I’m thinking that all 8 month pregnant women MUST get hair extensions… it does a big belly wonders.
Second thought, it’s cheaper to invest in Adobe Photoshop.
I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios Hollywood working the “Orange Carpet” for the world premiere of ”The Lorax”. This is the new animation film based on the Dr. Seuss classic children’s book “The Lorax” (it’s also directed/produced by the creators of “Despicable Me”).
I learned today that most of the cast had never met before this moment (that is the Office/Hangover star Ed Helms shaking Taylor Swift’s hand).
Things got a little chaotic on the “orange carpet” when Zac Efron and Taylor Swift made their way toward where I was standing. My location was almost directly across from tons of adoring fans (aka: screaming teenage girls).
The paparazzi was allowed on the “orange carpet” just about the moment I was attempting to interview Zach and Taylor. One of the paps captured my pained look after Taylor, Efron and Danny Devito turned away from my interview.
I like to call this is my “holy shit my interview just got photo bombed” look.
This is another angle of that same moment. In this shot you can see my photographer (aka: My Executive producer Steve) doing his best to get a reaction shot.
My favorite part of both photos— the blonde reporter in the middle. No doubt, she’s done this before.
I was there today getting reaction for “The Young Turks” on Current TV, which I will put together later this week. The stars of the film had a lot to say about the movie’s message and how the current crop of Republican Presidential candidates might learn a thing or two from it. Check back in a few days for a repost of the interviews.