Lights, glamour, GIVEAWAY!

Gosh, it’s been forever since I’ve had a giveaway.

Let’s get to it! This is the third year now that I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the Pittsburgh Film Office’s Oscar Gala and I hope to get to this one since I had to miss last year’s event on account of I’m a restaurant widow, which is one step down from single motherhood. Or maybe one step up? Either or.

This is a fun event! You see lots of local celebrities and eat lots of delicious food and bid on lots of fantastic prizes.

What: Two Gala tickets to Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action!

HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT IS IN PITTSBURGH with the Pittsburgh Film Office’s 12th annual Highmark Presents Lights! Glamour! Action!™  at Heinz Field to support continued growth of the film industry in the region.The Pittsburgh Film Office invites EVERYONE — Pittsburgh residents, local crew and business owners alike — to participate in the fun and learn more about the regional film industry at this very fun and glamorous annual event.

This event brings together Pittsburgh’s industry insiders to make predictions and celebrate the film industry locally – and you can be a part of it!  This year, we have some very hot silent auction items – including a cast and director signed poster from the very own Pittsburgh filmed, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and a private meet and greet with Bret Michaels, just to name a few!

Where: Heinz Field

When: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Value: $250 value ($125 per ticket)

To enter:  Let’s see. We’ve already done the favorite movie question and we’ve done the worst movie you ever saw and we’ve done the question about what movie you’d most like to live out for a day and I’ve asked you what your favorite movie line of all time is and I’ve asked you what movie you’re embarrassed to admit you enjoyed. So, let’s go with this! What’s your favorite movie?

HAH! Kidding. The real question is, “What movie CHARACTER would you most like to have dinner with?”

Would you like to break bread with The Scorpion King? Eat at the zoo with Ace Ventura? A romantic candlelight dinner with a freaky sparkly brooding vampire whose smoldering gaze masks the fact that he secretly wants to suck you dry of your last drop of blood and watch the life leave your eyes?


Me? I’d love to have a meal with Porthos from the 1993 Three Musketeers movie.

What a riot that would be. We would get wasted and sing dirty songs and slap wench ass until our palms blistered.

The word you are searching for is “classy.”

You know the rules! One comment per valid email address and you have until Monday at noon to enter at which time I’ll have draw the winning comment number.  If your comment goes to spam, shoot a pigeon out of anger and then calm the eff down because I will fish those bitches out before I draw the winner.

Good luck! If you don’t win, you can reserve tickets by visiting the Pittsburgh Film Office’s website at

This is not a paid ad. Just want to give one of you a chance to go to this event for free!

If you win the Bret Michaels thing, you should take me with you, n’at.


  1. Nancy
    February 17, 2012 11:27 am

    I’m going with Han Solo. :)

  2. Lori
    February 17, 2012 11:44 am

    Totally would love to have dinner with Hoggle and/or Ludo from Labyrinth
    Hoggle because I want to change his mind about fairies and Ludo because he is so sweet heh

  3. Ron H.
    February 17, 2012 11:48 am

    Jake and Elwood Blues at Chez Paul. I have always wanted to be on a mission from god and ask a random stranger at a fancy restaurant: “How much for the women?”

  4. Morgan
    February 17, 2012 12:03 pm

    Liam Neeson’s character in Taken. We could kick ass together.

  5. Linda Amrhein
    February 17, 2012 12:36 pm

    I would like it to be Johnny Depp. I would enjoy sailing around with him a Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  6. Tom
    February 17, 2012 1:09 pm

    Joanne Froggatt and she would call me dear Mr. Bates

  7. Lindsey
    February 17, 2012 2:24 pm

    Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We’d end up skipping dinner and walking the streets of New York, pausing to gaze into the windows of Tiffany’s :-).

  8. stephanie
    February 17, 2012 2:41 pm

    Satan (as Dave Grohl) in “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”. Because I love Dave. :)

  9. Lynnetta
    February 17, 2012 5:58 pm

    I think Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” would be a fun dinner date. (Typed this before I saw that someone else already thought of her!)

  10. suzie-Q
    February 17, 2012 10:39 pm

    I want to sing in the choir with Sister Mary Clarence from Sister Act

  11. Amber
    February 18, 2012 8:01 am

    Alfalfa from the little rascals. He could sing me a cute little song.

  12. Sabrina
    February 18, 2012 9:05 am

    I would like to have dinner with Captain America. He would be a nice guy.

  13. lovesnorthside
    February 18, 2012 11:14 am

    i want to have dinner with shelly duvall’s character wendy torrance from “the shining” so i can show her how to swing a baseball bat. i mean, really.

  14. Terese
    February 18, 2012 4:39 pm

    I would enjoy a candlelight dinner on the beach at the end of the movie, Shawshank Redemption, with Andy (Tim Robbins).

  15. Linda Grimm
    February 19, 2012 1:49 pm

    Princess Grace of Monaco(Grace Kelly). Glamour, beauty, class, elegance

  16. Georgia Marhefka
    February 19, 2012 8:03 pm

    “Stainer” played by TJ Miller in She’s Out of My League a great Pittsburgh movie. We could laugh all night and sing Hall and Oates songs!

  17. TJ
    February 19, 2012 8:28 pm

    Navin Johnson (Steve Martin) from The Jerk

  18. Lauren R.
    February 20, 2012 9:49 am

    So many choices…but I think I’ll go with Gerard Butler in his role as Gerry from P.S. I Love You.

  19. Allison
    February 20, 2012 10:11 am

    I would want to eat with Jason bourne, because: yum.

  20. Jennifer Evans
    February 20, 2012 10:12 am

    Hard Harry (Christian Slater) from Pump Up The Volume. Oh yes. Indeed.

  21. Akuipers
    February 20, 2012 10:13 am

    The cast of bridesmaids (choosing an ‘ensemble’ character). I love a good laugh. (Although, I would want to pick the restaurant…)

  22. Zach
    February 20, 2012 10:13 am

    I would have to say all of the Lost Boys in “Hook.” Days and days of delicious-looking colored food, and you get to throw it at Robin Williams in an epic food fight. Also, they made it with their imaginations. I’ll let that sink in… THEIR IMAGINATIONS MADE. REAL. FOOD.


    I don’t see it getting better than that. Unless there was a fairy involved. Oh, what’s that you say? There IS a fairy? I’m sold.

    Now if only we got to fight pirates after dinner…

  23. Sara-Summer Oliphant
    February 20, 2012 10:14 am

    I’d like to hang with Mr. Magorium. I think it would be magical.

  24. Chris Bryan
    February 20, 2012 10:14 am

    George Clooney….from any movie he’s been in.

  25. Andrea
    February 20, 2012 10:15 am

    Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein in All The President’s Men. Hot, smart guys.

  26. Jaslyne Halter
    February 20, 2012 10:16 am

    I would want to meet English professor John Keating from Dead Poet Society because he inspires his students to have a love of poetry and to seize the day. :)

  27. Stacey
    February 20, 2012 10:22 am

    I’d have to go with Professor Snape…

  28. Ang
    February 20, 2012 10:24 am

    McLovin from Superbad

    Why not? It’s McLovin!

  29. Robin
    February 20, 2012 10:27 am

    Spinal Tap AND Bobbi Flekman

  30. Jonathan
    February 20, 2012 10:27 am

    I would have dinner with Tyler Durden from Fight Club. Although I am not much of a fighter, I would definitely fight him after dinner just for the story.

  31. Rich D
    February 20, 2012 10:32 am

    I’d have to go with Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings because… Well, because I’m a geek.

  32. Ben
    February 20, 2012 10:33 am

    Mila Kunis. My reasons are obvious.

  33. Tom
    February 20, 2012 10:36 am

    Amy. from that movie about Amy.

  34. Leenyburgh
    February 20, 2012 10:37 am

    Schatze Page from “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

  35. John
    February 20, 2012 10:37 am

    Tony Stark from the Iron Man and marvel movies. Billionaire ,genius, philanthropist, playboy who also just happens to be a super hero.

  36. Angela
    February 20, 2012 10:43 am

    I would love to hang out with Hannah Montana. Is it cheesey? Yes. Is it dorky? Yes. But you have the opportunity to meet so many celebrities and get free stuff. I’ll take that.

  37. Jessica Watts
    February 20, 2012 10:47 am

    Captain Jack Sparrow. We’d probably do more drinking than eating but I’m sure it would be a hell of a time.

  38. Karen
    February 20, 2012 10:50 am

    Julia Childs , Julie/Julia

  39. Jenn
    February 20, 2012 10:59 am

    The ideal dinner date for me would be Will (Matt Damon) from Good Will Hunting…he’d be all “I got her number, how do you like them apples” and genius like! Plus, it’s Matt Damon!

  40. jules
    February 20, 2012 11:01 am

    Leonard dicaprio’s character in Catch Me if You Can. He’s so crafty!

  41. Kristin
    February 20, 2012 11:07 am

    Pierce Brosnan in “Thomas Crown Affair.” No explanation needed.

  42. Evelina K
    February 20, 2012 12:46 pm

    It’s a close race, but I’ll have to pick Indiana Jones :)
    I was going to pick Brad Pitt from fight club but then I got nervous about whether I would survive through that experience since I’m kinda a wimp… same with Jack from Pirates… So Indiana seems like a slightly safer yet still exciting choice.

  43. Terese
    February 22, 2012 3:11 pm

    do we know the winner yet ? – thanks