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Archive for June 2014




Sur from “Vanderpump Rules”

Jun 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings, TV Locations

Last November, the Grim Cheaper and I became obsessed with the Bravo reality series Vanderpump Rules.  Like obsessed.  We binge-watched the entire first season in about two days.  For those who have not seen the show, it centers around West Hollywood eatery Sur (which is co-owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump) and its drama-fueled staff.  And yes, as strange as it may seem, said staff does actually work onsite at the restaurant.  If you stalk the place, you will see […]



The “Must Love Dogs” House

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One location that I had always wondered about, but never put much time into tracking down was the charming bungalow where lovelorn preschool teacher Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) lived in the 2005 romantic comedy Must Love Dogs.  Then, this past May, a fellow stalker named Linda challenged me to find the place and just a few days later I got an email from Geoff, from the 90210Locations website, with an address.  He had seen Linda’s challenge and decided to do a little digging and, lo […]



New “Los Angeles” Magazine Post – Eli Wallach’s House from “The Holiday”

Jun 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Today’s Los Angeles magazine post was written in honor of the legendary actor Eli Wallach, who passed away yesterday at the age of 98.  Wallach portrayed one of my favorite movie characters of all time.  Rest in peace, dear Arthur Abbott.  You can read the post here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



The Viper Room from “Entourage”

Jun 25th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

Once I found the location of Zebra tattoo parlor, on which Jeremy Piven’s name was displayed during the opening credits of Entourage each week (I blogged about it here), I just had to track down the spot where cutie Jerry Ferrara’s moniker was showcased.  Upon finally doing so, I was a bit embarrassed that I had not recognized the place beforehand, being that it is one of Hollywood’s most well-known landmarks – The Viper Room in West Hollywood.

Although arguably most famous for the fact that […]



and Jeremy Piven Nightclub from “Arrested Development”

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

Thanks to Netflix streaming and the boredom of summer reruns, I just recently started watching Arrested Development.  And, let me tell you, I am hooked!  My interest in the show was first piqued when I randomly came across this Wikia article about a fictitious nightclub on the series named “and Jeremy Piven.”

I just about died laughing upon seeing a screen capture of the place (pictured below) and my first thought was, “How am I not watching this show?”  So I quickly remedied the situation and, […]



Hal’s Bar & Grill from “13 Going on 30”

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Last week, while shopping in Venice Beach with my girls Lavonna, Kim, Katie and Kaylee, we made a brief stalking stop at Hal’s Bar & Grill, which appeared in one of my favorite movies of all time, 13 Going on 30.  During our visit, we happened to have the good fortune to speak with Don Novack, one of Hal’s owners (that thick Southern accent of Lavonna’s worked for us once again!), and I just about fell over when he informed us that the eatery had […]



New “L.A.” Magazine Post – “The Karate Kid” Dojo

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read today’s Scene It Before post for Los Angeles magazine – about the dojo from the 1984 classic The Karate Kid.  You can find it here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Hotel Erwin from “Cougar Town”

Jun 18th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have never been a big fan of Venice Beach, but during my weeklong birthday celebration in L.A. my pals Lavonna, Kim, Katie, and Kaylee wanted to do some shopping, so I suggested hitting up Abbot Kinney Boulevard.  While there, Lavonna asked if I had any stalking to do in the area and a light bulb went on in my head.  I had long wanted to visit Hotel Erwin, where the Cul-de-Sac Crew stayed in the Season 4 episode of Cougar Town titled “Have Love […]



Fat Sal’s Deli – Jerry Ferrara’s Restaurant

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I’m back, people!  To say that last week was a blast would be an understatement.  It was honestly one of the best weeks of my life and a really special birthday celebration.  There was never a dull moment and I am officially exhausted (and now have a cold), but it was well worth it!  A huge THANK YOU to the Grim Cheaper and my friends Lavonna, Kim, Katie and Kaylee for making it all happen.  One of our many adventures (and I will be blogging […]



Latest “Los Angeles” Magazine Post – About Chicago Lake Michigan University from “Perception”

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to read today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about the location of the fictional Chicago Lake Michigan University from Perception – here.  My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.