Fun at the NEJ

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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.

grumble.

had a nice day yesterday at the LA Press Club awards

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

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

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

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

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

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took the stairs cuz im fat

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

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

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

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carl reiner was funnier than i expected him to be

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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!