I’m in LA till next week, so what the hey right? It’s Oscar night – figured I’d go check out the scene at ground zero on Hollywood blvd. by the Kodak theatre. I saw 16 Blocks last night at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The theatre was WOW (especially when compared to the crappy theatre experience at Jerusalem’s Malka Mall), the movie was ehhh, Mos Deff though was awesome. The other good thing was that Graumann’s is next door to the Kodak Theatre and it was late at night so we managed to sneak right down and actually touch the fabled red carpet.
That laxity was all gone by the next day. The streets were blocked off and the LAPD was everywhere as the hoi polloi couldn’t get within 100 feet of the Kodak Theatre. K9 units, bomb squad, metal detectors, cops on bikes and uniformed cop babes (come on, this is ck writing, had to do it man …). I felt like I was back in Jerusalem, trying to get a beer. Or a bus.
Of course, the Christian nutters were out in force, heckling the stars as they drove up in their limos, telling them they were going to hell and that God hates fags. You know, the usual. OK so Jewlicious moments? Uh for the folks back in Quebec, look for my interview on MusiquePlus. John Stewart was a fine host, poking fun at shutout MOT Steven Spielberg (“First there was Schindler’s List and then there was Munich. I can’t wait to see what happens to us next!”) and Yitzhack Pearlman (“The Three Six Mafia’s going to get into it with Yitchak Pearlman’s posse. How are they going to settle it? A dreidel-off!”). Of course there was the surprise Best Supporting Actress win by Rachel Weisz who looked radiant with that nice Jewish baby in her belly (Oh, and it was also Rachel’s birthday today too! Mazel Tov!).
OK, so it was totally stupid. But it was kinda fun. It can’t be all about saving the Jews and shit.
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