Dealing With Idiots

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 17, 2013 by kellizink

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that I actually had to re log into my account.

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I’m not just being snarky with the title of this post, although it could go SO many ways…

Last Friday, I attended Jeff Garlin’s premiere of; “Dealing With Idiots”.

I’ve known Jeff since I was a baseball cap wearing 24 year old PA for the NFL Network and he was in our celebrity fantasy football league. Back then, he constantly advised me to “Move to Chicago and meet a nice boy”.

By 2008, I had taken his advice and moved to Chicago, and was back on camera for CelebTV- standing on the red carpet at the Emmy’s and who do I see? Yes- Jeff Garlin. The interview was garbage since I spent the time telling him how I’d taken his advice and well, look at me now! Jeff was proud, and has been like a mentor ever since.

If nothing else, I strive to be a loyal and supportive friend…so missing Jeff’s Chicago premiere wasn’t an option.

He screened it at The Music Box Theater- which is a beautiful dump. It’s both historic and stunning, and old and outdated and many of my best memories have come from sitting in those rickety seats.

The film was directed by, written by and stars Jeff and he made it in 12 days. It’s based on the crazy parents he deals with on his son’s little league team.

It’s packed with some of the most talented comedians in the biz including; Fred Willard, Nia Vardalos, Gina Gershon, Bob Odenkirk, JB Smooth, Richard Kind and the list goes on.

If you love Jeff’s podcasts or Curb- you will love this film. It’s true comedy, simple, subtle and realistic.

Jeff took the time to answer everyone’s post-show questions during the Q&A and he told us he made sure to premiere this in Chicago vs LA or NYC.

You can catch it in select theaters, but if I were you I’d download it from i tunes…kick back with a beer and enjoy.

Pickle Vodka

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by kellizink

This morning at 7:10am I found myself face down in my co worker’s dumpster, digging for Pickle Flavored vodka in a jacket, dress and heels.

Sometimes you just have to laugh at life and I needed it today.

Let me explain….this morning I was doing a “Guilty Pleasures” segment for Fox and the Naked Jay’s Bill Dill was one of my talking points. My co worker Jen McCarthy had tipped me off to the amazing flavor blend and she brought it in for us to try. Then my other co worker, also named Jennifer- took it home. Jennifer left it with her doorman so I could pick it up for my segment. Follow?

Well, this morning when I went to pick it up…the following exchange ensued between me and her doorman:

Me: “Hi, I’m Kelli…Jennifer left a bag for me to pick up.”

Doorman: (in mean gruff voice) “Yeah I threw it out, you can’t leave liquor at the desk!!”

Me: (waiting for him to laugh and say kidding..) “Um, really? Because I need it for a Fox News segment this morning.”

Him: “Yes I am SERIOUS. It’s in the trash.”

Me: “Um, ok…would you mind directing me to the trash.”

So he pointed to the doors that led to a few dumpsters and pointed to the bag that contained the vodka…which was in the back of one of the dumpsters- naturally. Girls gotta do whatever it takes, right?

Watch the segment below:

CelebTV host Kelli Zink`s guilty pleasures for the summer.

Good Lawd

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by kellizink

Good Lawd

Chrissy Teigen for July’s GQ Magazine.

Chrissy- can we please be bffs?

photo: GQ.com

More Photo Fun

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 18, 2013 by kellizink

All photos: James Atkins Photography

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Sunrise Shoot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2013 by kellizink

After shooting together for Racked’s Shoe Shoot, James Atkins and I couldn’t wait to take more pictures.

I really, really hate having my picture taken, especially if I’m solo..and if I’m sober- forget it. Now, if I’m out with the girls after a few adult beverages- I have no issue if someone goes into Terry Richardson mode and snaps away.

James gets this about me…so we set up a shoot where I’d feel as non-awkward as possible.

That meant a 3am wake up call. YES THREE AM.

We wanted to catch the natural sunrise light down at North Avenue Beach, which happens around 4:30am…so that meant I needed to rise and attempt to shine at the insane early hour. I’m lucky I didn’t burn off my hair while trying to create beachy waves while half asleep.

James showed up right on time and we made our way down to the nearly deserted beach just as the sky went from dark to watercolor. I grabbed a ton of random pieces from my closet and he brought along a watermelon…sounds bizarre but it actually made for some of my favorite photos.

Since people were spilling out of the bars as we headed to the beach, I didn’t feel THAT bad about relaxing with an adult cocktail to loosen up for the skin-baring shots.

Let me explain why I wanted to do a shoot that is borderline “WTF”. See, someday I’ll be trying to remember what it was like to not hate my body and I’ll want to show people proof that I woke up and did crazy early yoga. So trust me, in no way do I think I’m a model or super sexy….I just think embracing who you are is empowering.

As the 600+ shots started coming thru to my email, I wanted to cry- he really knows what he’s doing.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Thinking about doing a photo shoot? Hire this man.

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Love Yo SELF

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by kellizink

Saturday’s SELF Magazine event was wild.

The rain held off, my friends came and did almost EVERY single class and the park was packed.

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Lexi, Gable, Policy, Me and E Smith attempting a jump shot. Lex’s Mom was in town from Denver and not only did she take this shot, but she was working out all day along side the ladies like a champ!

I had 0 plans to do the workouts and didn’t even wear a sports bra- but the workouts looked like so much fun that I jumped in and sampled lots of classes. Let me tell you- jumping jacks in a push up are a real blast.

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bounce!

Katie Cassidy was not only doing all the workouts, but of course she looked amazing after. Damn celebs always keep it so tight. Plus- she was really nice and open to shoot some fun stuff with us.

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Celebs are robots who always look perfect, and I’m cool with dat.

 

The girls from Skirt PR not only got the event TONS of press beforehand, but they were on point during as well. A great PR team can make or break the experience…and they were on their game from the moment I arrived until they put me into my Uber to go home.

And of course the entire staff at SELF keep me well prepped and made my job easy…and we had some laughs too. Hail to the V!

Six hours of pep, workouts and talking can really drain a person- who knew right? So after I literally sat on my couch for an hour and zoned out in silence.

But that’s the meaning of a great day of work, right? You gave it so much that silence is enough.

Get YourSELF in Shape

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by kellizink

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Next weekend come hang with me and Katie Cassidy (from Arrow!) and workout with SELF Magazine in Chicago.

This is a fantastic networking event if your looking to get into health and fitness, plus it’s a ton of fun and an actual workout.

Plus, there’s tons of free stuff and it’s only $20 bucks to get in- no excuses!

See you there?

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