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  1. Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    tough day yesterday but it went smooth 

    the academy is a fun place to work, mostly because of all the smart people. everyones an expert at something so it’s nice to learn from each other and then share all of that on big days like, yesterday, Oscar Noms announcement day.

    the toughest part for me is waking up at 3am to be at work by 4am.

    it’s tough because even if you can somehow get to bed by 10pm you dont fall asleep till midnight, especially if there are other things on your mind.

    amber was a sweetheart and went to bed early with me and hearing her snooze in my ear has a soothing way of putting me to sleep but that was not the case. i was up till midnight, as usual, no matter what i tried to do.

    the best advice i got was to drink a lot of water, that way your body would naturally wake you up at 3 to take a leak.

    whatevers, i got some sleep, woke up, and headed to the office.

    Sunset was a dream. not a car anywhere except on Vine where one had just gotten hit-and-run. the victim car was stuck in the road and if it had been any other day i woulda helped but i had to keep on rolling because my job was to do the Instagram Live video and the two set ups for the Insta Story.

    the first was with the accomplished and charming Andy Serkis who has played an Ape, Snoke, Gollum, and King Kong. turns out at 4:20am he is professional and lovely and ready to improv with a sleepy head with a smart phone.

    “just say, ‘hi this is Andy and welcome to the Oscar Noms'” i told him. and in one take we had it.

    one take tony you can call me.

    next up was America’s Sweetheart Tiffany Haddish who pretty much stole the show with her humorous mispronunciations of some of the noms’ names and hilarious quips. when i gave her what i was looking for she embellished it and gave us a little dance.

    the morning went fast as early mornings usually do. and around 11am they let us go home to work from there.

    and soon i was properly napping, wishing there was a daytime entertainment news program praising the academy for their diverse and worthy choices.

  2. Sunday, August 20, 2017
  3. Saturday, March 4, 2017
  4. Saturday, February 25, 2017

    do i love you? yes. 

    did i realize i had almost gone two days without blogging? no.

    am i still working my tush off getting ready for tomorrows Oscars? yes.

    did i just see Emma Stone and she looked back at me and our eyes met?


    did she look 1000x prettier than the last time our eyes met?


    did i strangely watch Superbad last night to prepare for movie’s biggest night?


    do i gotta go now, Louie Louie?


  5. Monday, January 23, 2017
  6. Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    thanksgiving in march 

    canon girlevery now and then its good to count one’s blessings.

    i’ll start.

    i’m healthy as a horse. a not-sick horse. i dont think ive been sick in over a year.

    my back is better after my trip to arizona and the hot tub aerobics i did there that one day.

    the cubs are gonna win the world series. im gonna see bruuuuuuuce with my buddy greg on saturday.

    im going hiking with a pretty girl this weekend. i have a cool car. i have a messy room but no one cares.

    i have a fun job where i learn every day. i get to listen to great music and talk to the smartest people.

    i have a balanced budget. my college girlfriend makes great food for me almost every day.

    it’s 80 degrees here today and for lunch we’re gonna have tacos and booze and then dessert.

    my side job is fun, i meet the coolest people and drive around the greatest town south of isla vista.

    i have three tvs, actual high speed internet, so much candy it’s like it’s halloween.

    and i have the greatest friends in the world who try to make my life even better

    and i super totally appreciate that. a lot!

    wanna see something funny? today is Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday

    there was a time when the Oscars didn’t run over, in fact in 1959 it went short

    so the producers asked Jerry to stretch for like 5 minutes,

    the results, as you could imagine, were very funny


  7. Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    do you know i love you? i do. 

    red carpetfor all the glamour and elegance, flashing lights and cleavage, working the oscars is for many many many people hard work and we all go through emotions.

    at first i was excited, then i got nervous, the night before my stomach felt like it had a softball in it.

    at first i thought it was bad crew food but it hung in there so i went to, not my favorite thai restaurant,

    but a known lessor.

    i needed a Tom Kah Kha soup that was, perhaps, a little neglected.

    i wanted to fight fire with fire, basically.

    so i ate it and i drank a lot of a water and i prayed. in the morning it felt a little better but i was nervous.

    any time i would even nibble on anything it upset the diminishing beast in my belly so i didnt eat until well after lunch. meanwhile i was eating tums. shoutout to whoever invented tums. #fanluv

    about an hour before showtime the spread they lay out outside the press rooms had arrived and i took a big plate of shrimp and that didn’t destroy me so after a little work i ran back down there and got another plate.

    all clear everywhere and i was so relieved i started eating everything and it was delicious.

    i even had one designer mixed drink around midnight at the ball

    and i spilled a little out for tha brothers

    and the readers of the busblog

  8. Sunday, February 28, 2016
  9. Saturday, February 27, 2016

    lets say youre a famous star 

    green room

    and you’re presenting at the Oscars and you just need a little tiny bit of peace to go over your lines or chill before you take the stage

    and get on tv in front of a billion people

    well then the Oscars Rolex Green Room is for you!

    conveniently located backstage (stage right) of the curtain, the greenroom is actually two beautiful rooms.

    the first, as you see above has couches, a bar, and a sitting room where you can be with your manager, your acting coach, your wife, whoever as you wait to be called onto the stage

    the other room is in the back, it has a tv a couch, an a picture of Beyonce to inspire you.

    it even has a working fireplace (that part might not be true, but it sure looks like it’s working).

    the whole thing is heavily protected, locked down, and quiet despite all the noises and bluster happening all around the backstage area.

    speaking of, gotta go.

    more pics on our Tumblr

  10. Friday, February 26, 2016

    who’s that dude on the far right all the way behind everyone? 

    88th Oscars Wednesday Set Ups

    thats the dude youre gonna be following if you follow the Academy on Snapchat, that’s who

    that dude with the Cubs hat on the red carpet?

    yes, that dude!

    why would you want to watch the red carpet on Snapchat?

    because the dude in the Cubs hat will be able to have access on the red carpet that no one else will have.

    that dude can roam everywhere and be anywhere, above, behind, underneath, on top and embedded.

    why would you want to have your Snapchat as your second screen during the telecast instead of your ipad?

    because that very same dude will be backstage, in the lobby, in the hallways, on the roof, in the stratosphere and right in the nooks and crannies that noone else will have access to.

    and he will be bringing that access to you


    because he loves you.