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Archive for September 2011




Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ Former Mansion

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

I recently finished reading Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography which was written by Andrew Morton, the legendary celebrity biographer who also penned Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, and I have to say that it was absolutely FABULOUS!  I honestly cannot more highly recommend it.  Not only was the book, which became a 2008 bestseller, a fascinating read, but it also got me completely obsessed with Dawson’s Creek once again and I just started re-watching the series from the beginning last week.  SUCH […]



The “Beaches” Mansion vs. The “Starsky & Hutch” Mansion

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Two weeks ago, fellow stalker Jenny left a comment on my post about the long-sought-after Beaches mansion in which she mentioned that the very same residence had also been used in both 1983’s Mr. Mom and 1987’s Who’s That Girl.  Ironically enough, I had received virtually that same exact comment from a fellow stalker named Sarah on the post I wrote about the Starsky & Hutch mansion (pictured above) way back in May of 2009.  So yesterday I decided to do some digging to see […]



Johnie’s Coffee Shop Restaurant on Wilshire

Sep 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Because I encountered so much filming location misinformation while researching my post on Bob’s Big Boy Broiler in Downey last week, I decided that I just had to write a blog about the place’s sister eatery, the now-defunct Johnie’s Coffee Shop Restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles, which has also appeared in countless productions over the years.  So I dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out to stalk the place this past Saturday afternoon.

Johnie’s Coffee Shop […]



The 3rd Annual “Get Lucky for Lupus” Celebrity Poker Tournament

Sep 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

Last Wednesday evening, my girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, invited me to do a little stalking of the 3rd Annual “Get Lucky for Lupus” Celebrity Poker Tournament, which benefited Lupus LA, the West Coast division of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation.  Well, once I head the word “lupus”, I knew that I had to attend as I had a pretty strong feeling that one of my very favorite actresses, Kellie Martin, would be there.  Kellie’s younger sister, Heather, tragically passed away from […]



The Emser Tile Building from “Lethal Weapon”

Sep 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Located just up the street from the original Barney’s Beanery restaurant in West Hollywood, which I blogged about last Friday, is the Emser Tile Building which appeared in a very memorable scene in the first Lethal Weapon movie.  And even though I have never actually seen any of the four Lethal Weapon flicks (I know, I know – that has to be tantamount to stalker sacrilege or something!), because I was right there stalking Barney’s, I figured I might as well head on over to […]



Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another location that has long been stockpiled (or should I say stalk-piled?) in my ever-growing stalking backlog is the original Barney’s Beanery restaurant in West Hollywood, which has been featured in numerous productions over the years and which I visited with fellow stalker Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, this past July.  For whatever reason, even though the eatery is a major celebrity hot spot and a veritable Los Angeles institution, in my ten-plus years of living in Southern California I had yet to stalk the […]



The Old Plaza at El Pueblo de Los Angeles from “90210”

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

Last week, after reading my post on the Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank in which I mentioned that I had actually stalked the iconic restaurant way back in November, fellow stalker Chas, from the It’sFilmedThere website, sent me a text asking, “If you did not stalk ever again, how many blogs could you write before you ran out?”  My response, “I don’t know . . . but A LOT!”  If I had to guess I would say there are at least 200 locales stored away […]



The Old Place Restaurant from “Twin Peaks”

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: TV Locations

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a fellow stalker named Brad who runs a website named Brad D Studios where, among other things, he chronicles filming locations from David Lynch productions.  I spent the next few hours perusing Brad’s site and was ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED to discover that every episode of the television series Twin Peaks, excluding the pilot, had been shot right here in Los Angeles.  I was obsessed with the show as a teen and had always been under the […]



Bob’s Big Boy Broiler in Downey from “License to Drive”

Sep 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Hold onto your hats, my fellow stalkers, ‘cause today’s post is going to be a long one!  Another Bob’s Big Boy location that the Grim Cheaper and I stalked recently was the legendary Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, aka Johnie’s Broiler, located on Firestone Boulevard in Downey.  I had been longing to stalk the historic restaurant ever since 1988 when it stood in for Archie’s Atomic Drive-In in fave movie License to Drive.  Sadly though, shortly after I moved to Southern California ten years ago, the […]



Going to the Emmys!

Sep 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

I unfortunately do not have a new blog to post for today as I spent all weekend, from Thursday night on, getting ready to go to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and doing some stalking of a few of the event’s pre-parties.  Yes, you read that right – I am going to the Emmys!!  My girl Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, hooked me up royally with a ticket to this year’s Emmy Awards – which I will, of course, be blogging about very […]