Fun at the NEJ


last night the LA Press Club gave out the National Entertainment Journalism Awards

because i’m on the board of directors i was tasked with tweeting the events

we gave two special awards to Forest Whitaker and LA Times movie critic Kenneth Turan


it was held at the beautiful Biltmore in DTLA. Forest is thinner than I was expecting and so humble. it was sweet


the food was good, the drinks were nice, but as always it was very energizing to be around so many talented LA journalists


it was also very nice to sit at the KPCC table and especially nice when Air Talk won an award, Larry Mantle is a classic


Patt the Hat was in the house of course, and nothing could have happened so nice without Diana, the secret weapon of the Club


Jon Regardie of the Downtown News and Mike Roe were in the house. excellent gentlemen


and it was nice to see John Rabe, his husband (far left) and a nice fellow also named Tony.

it’s so funny how ill i felt Friday and didnt think i could do anything this weekend, but when push came to shove i did it

and it was all such a very nice success.

except for the Bears loss. sigh.


had a nice day yesterday at the LA Press Club awards


besides doling out awards to high school, college, and professional journalists we gave love to Carl Reiner


Dianne on the left put on a great show at the Biltmore and Jill, our president seemed pleased


Buster has been a press club member since the 40s and brought the woman with the best dress


after helping set up, i was given a key to the day room, took a shower and threw on my suit.


st. biltmore was all quit lookin at my daughter, sharped dressed man


took the stairs cuz im fat


we had such a beautiful room to throw the bash. the chicken was good, the comedian was funny, all was well


rebecka and john had a good time, and it was nice to see them


speaking of, some of my kpcc friends were there. john and kristen won, as did josie and sanden and lots of other kpccers


carl reiner was funnier than i expected him to be


biggest surprise of the day? the dude from the nanny was there! patt the hat was stoked!

all in all, yes i dont like going to things like this, but in very small doses, it can actually be  funner than sitting around.

thanks obama!