Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Monday, June 23, 2008

TV Audition - MENTAL - 06/24/08

Friday, June 20, 2008

VO Audition - AARP & LOWE'S - 06/23/08

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Painting the town Red!...(just a little bit more)...

The SPRITE VO audition I had last Friday (6/14) afternoon in Burbank went well for one reason, and one reason only, a fellow actress was kind enough to rangle my two little one's for me while I rehearsed, and snuck into the booth. I definitely owe her lunch next time I see her. The call for the audition was very last minute, and although I really tried, I couldn't find anyone to watch the two of them for me. Now that the Summer has arrived, I have a feeling I will be dealing with this issue a few more times before the Fall. My daughter was a little bummed because I was trying to explain to her as we drove away, that Tempestt Bledsoe had been sitting in the waiting room with them while I'd been in the booth. Why is that relevant? Long story short, my daughter loves The Cosby Show (and Tempestt's character) so much these days, that she named her pet fish "Vanessa"...:)...

Last Friday (6/14) night was great fun. Although I got "the call" that I was being stood up by my friends (in route to the babysitters house) I went ahead and attended the event solo. The event, the BET J's Countdown to the Best Shorts Showcase, was at a gallery in Leimert Park. Among other folks, I had the opportunity to meet the always inspiring Hill Harper and the ever so nice T'Keyah Crystal Keymah. Both of which, were kind enough to take a photo with me. The promos that were shown for the 5 final films looked really good. I can't wait to see them in their entirety next season. Since I was solo, and extremely tired, I decided to skip the birthday party in Hollywood. When I picked up the kiddies that night, turns out I had saved the day (in my daughter's eyes) with the pic of "Raven's Mom"...:)...

Saturday (6/15) morning, I was up early for a meeting on behalf of MME. The meeting went well, and as a result, MME has been brought on to assist in the making of a short film this summer. The fim is called THE THIRST, and will be submitted to festivals. I'm very excited to be learning more about the ends and outs of filmmaking. We have a few more projects we are "in talks" about for the summer, so please keep us in your prayers.

This weekend the hubby and I will be supporting Tasia Sherel's play: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER. The reviews I've been hearing are great, so if you're looking for something to do this weekend, I'd say check it out!



Friday, June 13, 2008

Gearing up for a Busy Summer!...

VO Audition - LOWE'S - 06/12/08
VO Audition - SPRITE - 06/13/08

Also, I rented (and watched) OTIS on Tuesday, and the only place I saw any sign of me was in the end credits. Which is funny, because after not finding myself on the DVD, I was certain I wouldn't be there....:)...At any rate, the movie is entertaining if you ever want to check it out. Hopefully, they'll do a sequel and I'll be brought back to reprise my role!

I'm attending another Red Carpet Screening Event and an industry Birthday Party (not affiliated) tonight. I hope to have updates and pics next week!...:)...

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Painting the town Red!...(just a little)...

When I had the audition for the THE CLEVELAND SHOW, it was one of those days when whatever could go wrong, did go wrong! I consider the opportunity to audition for a series regular role on a pilot a very big deal, but a lot of things were just not working in my favor that day. So much so, that after I left, I considered calling my agent to ask if I could come back and re-record. I didn't however, so now I'm just hoping and praying that some how, some way, I'm still being considered. We'll see.

So much has been going on the past couple of weeks. First of all, my baby is 2 now! I still can't believe that. In celebration of her birthday, my husband and I took the girls to see Elmo Live at the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live last Saturday (5/31). The kids had a blast! On the way there, we stopped off at the Leimert Park Village Book Fair, where we ran into several familiar faces: Kim Wayans, Bernadette Stanis, Adilah Barnes, and Lindsey Shaw.

Yesterday (6/8), I enjoyed some much needed ME TIME! Some girlfriends and I decided to hit up an event at the 9th Annual HBFF. After years of saying I'd wanted to go show my support at this festival, I finally did it. We attended the Black Women in Film Shorts Program. All 8 of the short films were very creative and inspiring to say the least. It's funny to me because when I go to stuff like this, it always reminds me of exactly how long I've lived in Los Angeles. Out of the 8 films, I ended up knowing (or knowing of) people that were in 4 of them: fellow blogger/actress Lydia Blanco acted in one of the shorts, as did my friend Nadege Auguste. Kenny Blank produced another of the films, and my friend Adetoro Makinde directed and produced yet another one.

After the screening, the ladies and I headed to the after party at the Ben Kitay Studios. It was a lot of fun! Not only did I finagle my way onto the red carpet again, (Yes, I had to do it guys - I can't afford a publicist right now, so a sista gotta publicize herself!...:)...) but I also got my very first swag bag chock full of AMBI products. Very cool! I took photos with Ms. Loretta Devine and Dorian Gregory.

Speaking of photos, as you can see, now that I'm really getting into this whole digital camera era, I'm starting to use it for more than just taking pictures of the little ones. More and more I'm finding myself asking for a picture when I hobnob with the Hollywood type...:)...(So now I can have visual proof for you guys, cuz I know a lot of ya'll tend to think that bloggers are full of it.) I usually post more pictures on my MySpace page, so if you're interested in seeing more, stop by my page one day.

Okay, so I know this particular blog is
already long, but I decided I wanted to squeeze in a quick I SAW, because this couple is all over the Hollywood scene right now. It's really funny because now that I think back, I'm pretty sure that both of these sightings were around the very same time. I remember being VERY pregnant with Taya-Morgan, so this had to of been around 6 years ago. I saw her at the Farmer's Market in Santa Monica early one Sunday morning (before church...:)...). She was looking strikingly beautiful (as always) as she pushed her little son around in his stroller. Noone bothered them, from what I could tell, and there were no paparazzi around. They seemed to be enjoying some quality family time together. Now, when I saw him, the experience was very different, and it was completely by surprise. I was leaving work one day, and he and I exited opposite elevator banks at the very same time. It was strange because we ended up walking in tandem with one another, side by side. He wore a hat, and at the time he was fully bearded (I guess he was growing it out for a film) but there was no confusing who he was. As we walked together...:P...a crazed fan, (and yes I'm calling her a crazed fan, because she was screaming and literally crumpled at his feet with a pen and paper) bombarded him for an autograph. He, calmly and in one swift motion, took the pen and paper, etched his autograph, handed back the pen and paper, flashed a playboy smile, and continued walking without ever missing a single beat. I tell you, I was truly amazed. Truly, truly amazed. As we reached the end of the corridor he exited the through revolving doors, and I headed toward the parking garage, completely - star struck.

The mystery couple? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

P.S. OTIS is out on DVD this Tuesday (6/10), hopefully I'm in the deleted scenes!


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Kenyah!

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking
around outside your body.”

- Elizabeth Stone, journalist