Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Encounter at the Black Carpet with a Real Angry Raven at the "The Raven" Los Angeles premiere. #CONTEST for AUTOGRAPHS

My Encounter at the Black Carpet with a Real Angry Raven at the "The Raven" Los Angeles premiere.


The day starts in the wrong location. (thank gawd for google)  At 7am I arrive to the Historic Los Angeles Theatre losangelestheatre only to find it locked up tight, no one in sight but the homeless.

I snapped a few photos and decided to head over to The Grove for John Cusack's Event at The Grove. thegrovela (Note in the PrePremiere Photos v/s the post premiere photos. Changes to the marque sign)

Driving to The Grove had a fan-girl moment with the next two pics. You Twilight fans will understand.

 I arrive at The Grove at 10 am after some waffles. While waiting for the 1:30pm appearance of John Cusack I head over to the set of the Extra! Tv show to scope out the details for later. I find Mario Lopez hamming it up for the cameras.
I'm told by the camera crew that John Cusack does not want a public interview at The Grove and he was going to have his interview at Mixology (A bar that doesn't open till 5pm inside the Grove) 
So over to Mixology I go to stalk the entrances & exits for the next 5 hours.
That Black car below holds Ricky Lake who was arriving at the Grove to do a Book signing but I was on a mission and just let her pass without chasing her like a lawyer after an ambulance.

Below are random photos of The Grove. I had to do something for the 5 hrs I was there.
This is one set of two stairs that go up to the Mixology lounge which is the second venue for the show Extra for stars that don't want to have fans around to harass them during interview. So here I stood chatting with the slow trickle of paps that show also there to snag photos of John Cusack.

Well when John arrived, he sneaked in (of course) at the other set of stairs and no one even got a photo including the experienced paps. He ran his SUV up on the curb and ran up the stairs before we could run to the other set of stairs, so after that excitement, we all waited another hour for the return of said SUV. The SUV arrived at these stairs, driver got out and opened back door. 15 mins later the driver got back into the SUV and drove around the back of Mixology with 50 of us fans indeed chasing after it just like those lawyers mentioned above! 

According to reports John Cusack chatted with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh about losing 25 pounds to play poet Edgar Allan Poe in his upcoming movie, “The Raven.” John also talked about the possibility of making a sequel to “Say Anything.” I had no idea what they talked about at the time but by the time my 40 yr old tail ran to the back of this bar John had come out of that red fence in the photo below and started signing the maybe 5 autographs he signed before escaping to the safety of his SUV. I was one of the lucky ones to get an autograph.
 Stop looking at me weirdo, I'm not here for you!
 Focus Camera FOCUS!  Ooops maybe not THAT much camera! (He is signing my autograph right there)

 Escaped, safe and sound!
OMG, look at his hand on that SUV, Looks as pale as Edward! I knew it! Vampire sighting!!

Ok there this is the autograph I barely got from John Cusack at the Grove, you can tell his heart isn't in it. If you look close there is a long "J" on the leg in the photo. No "C" that normaly comes with the "J" in his autograph but maybe next time.

 C U Later John! I'm not done with you by far!

whew! Now back to the Historic Los Angeles Theatre to see if they have started preparing for the movie premiere.

So I arrive back to the Premiere at 3pm. There are four people in line and the gates are unlocked. A few deep fried Twinkies (Wishing another encounter with Woody) later, I take a few photos as they bring out more props.

Around 4pm they bring out these crosses and start to decorate the outside for the premiere.

More interesting photos. About 5pm, a dude with a very old and very tall latter changed the sign. I wonder why???

6:30pm comes and goes without any sign of any stars. That was the advertised time for the premiere. (Thinking ohhh crap my downtown parking lot closes at 8pm, this is not going to be good. I have to work tomorrow. Gona be ruff trying to get the car out of the tow yard before hand) Sign

7:15pm OMG a blacked out car arrives! Finally! Now begins an hour of mayhem!

Who is that? Move Tree! Move! Believe it or not, I am at the front the caged fan area.

BTW This security team is the SAME team that did the Hunger Games Premiere.*Waves trying to make friends with the unfriendlys* It doesn't work.

 More blacked out cars and no one recognizes anyone that gets out.
OMG I'd know that Bald Head Anywhere.



James McTeigue  He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and my 20 yr old's favorite movie V for Vendetta (2005) So there I am, the mother of the year screaming for a man to autograph a photo for another movie at James's new movie premiere.  (Grins unashamed)
OMG Focus Camera! (BTW this time I am not taking photos, I'm just doing autographs)

Yep, I'm still screaming for James to come to me! JAMES!!!! JAMES!!!!!

Yes Security gets concerned and starts looking at the mother of the year.
Haha you will not stop this mother, just pay attention to the car arriving behind you dorks!

Luke Evans arrives there in the fuzzy gray suit, Him and James embrace while I continue my wales for JAMES to SIGN for MY SON!!! (Getting a bit hysterical at this point thinking he is going to ignore us)
Poof! They turn and a very unhappy security escorts them right over to the fans. Who gets the First Autograph of the night out of all the fans there. Yep, Mom of the Year!
This is James McTeigue actually personalizing the V for Vendetta photo to my baby boy(remember here he is 20 yrs old) James went over an beyond on the autograph. He was so nice about it.
This is James still working my My Boys autograph and ignoring others shoving items to sign to finish his first. *Awww I'm a fan now for life* Thank you James.

Mission accomplished lets move on to the other stars.

Hi Luke, in this pic he is reaching in to take my marker. Yeah. I love my spot in the fan cage.
Does Luke look familiar? He should. He was in Immortals (2011)
Rumor has it that he is going to be in the Hobbit. Going from Zeus to a Hobbit film? Wonder how that feels?
Oh Hi again James!

imagebam.comHi there Zeus, I mean Luke.

 OOOO Look at my fluffy hair!

 Don't be afraid of my hair Luke, its amazing I know, You can look at its fluffiness.
The lop sided mouth in the background likes to throw hissy fits like a two year old. #ImJustSayin
Luke signing for me. So nice. Thanks!
Luke handing me back my marker. Again very nice! Thanks, Like our hands in that pic.

Here is Luke Evens autograph & Yes this will be a Contest Prize! I know I know, I'm amazing, right?
 Another one of Lukes' autographs, He signed several times for me.
 More cars
 Tons of people start showing but no one coming to sign for us. (Augh)

 TWILIGHT MOMENT! WHO IS THAT?  Catherine Hardwicke
 With a very Rosalie hair-flip Catherine ignores our screams to come sign. Oh well, good to see you.
 One thing about this premiere, they did not close the street so random people are walking down the sidewalk during the entire black carpet. (Quite funny)
OMG Is that John! I just chased your SUV hrs ago! JOHN! JOHN! Stop hugging folks and come here!
(Blushes, haha he remembers me)
Smile John, we fans are not that awful, its' not like we stalk or chase your cars around town!
Is that an almost smile?


Is it gona really kill you to smile?
 The hair is rather fluffier from The Grove

Here is what John's autograph is supposed to look like when his heart is in it. We got no smiles but he did sigh for a lot of us. I did get multiple this time.

 Alice Eve is that you in that larger than life blacked out thingy   Alice Eve

 OOops to my left pops up Sam Hazeldine

 Hi Sam Hazeldine

Yeah, he knows how to smile!

  Signing my photos! Thank you

Nice autograph Sam Hazeldine!

 Alice Eve's autograph


*Fabio want to be?* No clue who

There she is, Alice pretty in black.

Krysten Ritter is not in the movie but she is showing support for her friend who is and did come over to see us fans. See my fluffy hair mixes with her black slick hair.

Krysten Ritter wore her glossy black tresses in soft waves with short bangs at the premiere of 'The Raven.'

Looks like the camera is tired and has decided at the end to not focus on anyone thing.

Moving on to the black carpet inside

That is my stuff in this left bottom corner.

Yes, that is one #AngryRaven! Even John Cusack tweet pics of him biting others~

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 All the autographs are on the same size photo. I just manipulated them into this one photo.

Below are a few shaky vids I took that night, be careful and you might want to turn the volume down. 


  1. I love movie posters :) @j_r_squared(TWITTER) I also can't wait to see this movie!

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  2. Movie posters + actor's autograph = THE PERFECT THING TO HANG ON MY WALL.

  3. This is so great! I love Poe, so I can't wait to go see this movie!
    Twitter: @spazzmatazz92
    I follow both twitter accounts and both blogs!

  4. Love this...u are giving my mom a run for her money. I want this soo bad.. @loudmouthleli via twitter

  5. So glad to find you on Twitter and on this blog. I followed both Twitter accounts and both blogs. You were a real trooper to get these autographs. And yes...John should smile more for his fans. I would die for a John Cusack autograph. I just saw The Raven tonight and loved it. Thanks for the 5 entries. Fingers crossed! Find me on Twitter @typealibrarian. Or

  6. Love the posters :) Really hope to win !
    I followed the twitter accounts !

    My twitter is @MarineStylikson

  7. omg...i need to have this my twitter: @loudmouthleli look how desperate i am..pleeeeaaasssse

  8. Awesome job, I want the Cusak

  9. Wow.those are awsome. i've read poe's raven. and i can't wait to see the movie

  10. WOW!! You're one lucky girl. I follow both twitter accounts. @lukeevanstalk I would love to win an autograph from Luke. :)

  11. Please and thank you for this contest. I saw an advanced screening of this film and loved it. John was so amazing in film. Love him to death :)

    Cort Kern

  12. Cool event, Alice Eve is definitely someone to watch out for in the upcoming years.

  13. I love the movie and I'm a huge fan of Poe.
    Hoping I can win this. :D

    Twitter -LilMel13

  14. Thanks for contest
    Twitter handle @steven_m_chan

  15. Hi Jen!
    May you have much fun in ensuing autograph haunts! Thank you for sharing some of the fruit with others!

    Warm regards
    @nickydelange (Twitter handle)