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Rod Benson Needs Some Hot Ass Punk Rock Babes by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Rod Benson Needs Some Hot Ass Punk Rock Babes

Okay, so you are probably asking yourself why in the world I would even be aware of a YouTube video with literally 3 views. See, my brother hasn’t decided what country he lives in. And this dude Rod Benson kind of lives in Korea where he (I am not making this up) plays basketball in the…( Read more )

Has anyone ever said "I know you want it" in a good way? #thicke by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Has anyone ever said I know know you want it in a good way

So, my hat is off to Robin Thicke for successfully getting a large number of shots of attractive boobs on YouTube. Don’t get me wrong; I think these ubiquitous services like Google and Facebook are attacking freedom of speech with their capricious and unevenly enforced supposed rules. But…( Read more )

Ice Cube on My Block

Ice Cube on My Block

by Amelia G : September 4th, 2010

My block is generally bracketed by Russian (or possibly Armenian) gangsters in big black cars. They keep the neighborhood safe. Hollywood is probably pretty safe anyway. I occasionally hear gunshots at night, but never anything like an AK. Today, however, LAPD bookends my street instead.

Rapper Ice Cube has been set up to shoot a music video on my block since 7am this morning. There is at least one guy in a colorful three piece suit who must be suffering in the heat. There are a couple of big fine women in big fine eyelashes and small skin-tight dresses in purple and animal print. Although fewer than you’d maybe expect for a rap video set. But mostly there are a lot of people in muted T-shirts standing around. Today is scorching hot and the afternoon sun was really harsh overhead, so they may be doing a lot of waiting for the light to be right. Mostly the caterers appear to have what to do. One manager type guy is loudly telling two of the police officers hired for the shoot day about how Ice Cube gets death threats. The death threat talker is loud. Maybe to impress the big fine women. But he is suddenly silent when my crew walks past. Maybe he doesn’t know how loud he is or maybe he thinks I’m gothic and, like a bat, use sonar to hear and thus can only make out sounds in my physical proximity.

They did one shot which had an interesting set-up. They have a really beautiful big fine red convertible for the day. They had like four guys in the car, driving slowly up my street. A pair of guys jogged along beside the car on each side, each team of two holding a different reflector. I only noticed two cameras and they seemed to be getting this from the back, but I suspect it will make sense in the final video.

My balcony is pretty much a front row seat to the scene. I considered taking a few shots of the set-up. But then I thought about how many photographers have taken pictures of Forrest Black’s and my set-up, when we were shooting on location. I thought about how Forrest has literally been shown portfolios where someone is showing off having shot over Forrest’s arm. Not that I would, a zillion years, ever consider a snapshot portfolio work, but, upon reflection, I decided not to take any snapshots of the Ice Cube video shoot.

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There is something surreal about this sort of thing and something terribly commonplace . . .

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Runaways Movie by Floria Sigisimundi – Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning (PICS)

That Floria Sigisimundi knows her way around a bitchin’ music video and Joan Jett appears to have a producer credit on The Runaways movie, so maybe it will be good. You can check out some stills from The Runaways movie now and I should be getting a trailer in later.

Do you all expect it to be good or not so much?

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