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Happy Halloween!

Happy, Happy, Happy Halloween, everybody!  As I have mentioned many times before, Halloween is my favorite holiday, so today I thought I’d post some pics of one of my favorite Halloweens ever – the year my boyfriend and I dressed up like Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. 

This was back in 2005, the same year that Britters wore the now famous “I Have the Golden Ticket” tank top over her pregnant belly to the Willy Wonka  premiere.  Of course, I became totally obsessed with that tank top and got to scouring Ebay, where I found an exact replica and also some urban loungewear (yes, it’s actually called that!) a la KFed’s wedding ensemble.  And voila – a costume was born.  🙂  For my pregnancy “bump” I just stuck a  semi-blown up beach ball under my shirt.  And it was so realistic that a lady in the bar I was at on Halloween night actually yelled at me for drinking while pregnant.  LOL!!!!  🙂

Today I decided to stalk the house where Miss Spears and Mr. Federline tied the knot back on September 18, 2004.  I realize that tying this location in with my Haunted Hollywood theme is a bit of a stretch, but I can justify it by saying that the union of Britney Jean Spears and Kevin Earl Federline was downright scary.  🙂  After watching BritBrit and Kevin interact with each other on their  Chaotic  reality TV series, I absolutely could not believe that two such complete morons managed to find each other.  It’s almost as if they were tailor-made for each other.  I’m actually really surprised the marriage didn’t last!!  Anyway, I decided I just HAD to stalk the home where their marriage took place.

On September 18, 2004 Britney and Kevin invited 25 of their closest friends and family members to an impromptu wedding ceremony at the Studio City home of their wedding planner, Alyson Fox.  The couple had planned on getting married at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, but due to the media frenzy surrounding the event, they decided to celebrate their union at this modest home in Studio City a few weeks earlier than expected.  Stalking this location proved to be a tough one, though, as the only info I had on the house was the owner’s name and the general location.  But thanks to master stalker E.J. over at the Movieland Directory, who offered me his help, I was able to located the address of the house and yesterday I ran right out to stalk it.  🙂   Thanks, E.J.!  (The above scan was taken from the 2004 issue of People Magazine  that covered BritBrit and KFed’s union.)

The home where Brit and KFed got married is a super cute, very picturesque, but also very normal looking house.  Not at all the type of place I’d envision the pop princess tying the knot.  But I also could have never pictured her walking into a gas station bathroom sans shoes – so go figure!  Anyway, after doing some cyber-stalking yesterday, I discovered that Brit’s wedding house is currently for sale!  For a mere $1,999,950, you can have the priveledge of owning the home where this blessed ceremony took place.  🙂  You can see interior pics of the home here.

Until next time, Happy Stalking and Happy Halloween!  🙂

Stalk It: Britney and Kevin’s wedding house is located at 4053 Farmdale Avenue in Studio City.

 

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“Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli”

My title might be a bit in poor taste, but it seems Robert Blake followed just that advice on a fateful day back in May 2001 after dining at Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City.  Although a jury found him not guilty, it is pretty widely assumed that Blake murdered his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley after eating at Vitello’s, while the two were parked just around the corner from the restaurant.  So this weekend, while in Studio City, I dragged my boyfriend and my parents to do a little Vitello’s stalking. 

Vitello’s had long been a favorite of Blake’s – he dined there at least 3 times a week – and the restaurant even named a dish after him – Fusilli a la Robert Blake (I’m not kidding!).  On May 4, 2001, after finishing dinner and leaving the restaurant, Blake returned to Vitello’s claiming he left his gun in the booth where he had just eaten.  While he was searching for his gun, Blake claimed his wife was shot while sitting in their parked car on Woodbridge Road, just around the corner from Vitello’s.  Although Blake was charged with Bakley’s murder, he was aquitted of all charges on March 16, 2005.

At first I was a little hesitant to eat at the restaurant, thinking it might be a morbid stalking trip, but as soon as I walked in the door and was greeted by the Maitre D and the hundreds of autographed celebrity headshots on the entryway wall, all my fears were put aside.  Vitello’s is a very charming place with AMAZING food at completely reasonable prices and absolutely FABULOUS service!  It’s not too hard to see why the restaurant is a favorite of celebrities – it is definitely a place I will dine at again. 

Robert’s house, where he lived with Bakley during their marriage, is located just a few blocks away from Vitello’s.  Apparently, while Blake lived in the main house, Bakley stayed in a guest house located on the property.  After the murder, Blake sold this house to Alex Kingston of ER  fame.  Alex had the home completely remodeled and subsequently sold it to another buyer.  She never lived there.

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: Vitello’s Restaurant is located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.  Try the cannoli’s – they are amazing!!  You can visit their website here.  After dinner, be sure to hit up Pomm, a super cute boutique and art gallery located right across the street at 4330 Tujunga Avenue – the Jenn + Jane jewelry they sell is adorable!!  Robert Blake’s former home is located at 11604 Dilling Street in Studio City.

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