Friday, January 29, 2010

The Celebratory Dinner

January 29, 2010
Last night Nibs told Teddy to meet him at the Westside Tavern on Pico Boulevard to celebrate the success of their new YouTube video, "Teddy At Da Mall."

Teddy found Nibs at the bar having a celebratory drink. Teddy thought he looked a little like George Clooney in "Out of Sight." Just sayin'.

The bears split a cheese plate and discussed Teddy's next film.

Nibs is thrilled to finally see Teddy smiling again.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Teddy At Da Mall" Movie!

January 28, 2010
This morning Nibs took Teddy to The Westside Pavilion to film her first YouTube video.

There Nibs followed Teddy as she shopped at Nordstrom...

...and looked for leopard shoes...

...and looked for more shoes at Nine West...

...hey, sale!

Teddy even took a Starbucks break where Nibs made a cameo on the film. Check out their video, titled "Teddy At Da Mall," at

Leave comments if you want (this is Teddy's YouTube debut so be kind. You know how worked up she gets over these things!).


January 28, 2010
With no calls from Teddy's agent, no job offers, and not even a paparazzi willing to take her photo on Robertson Boulevard, Nibs suggested to Teddy that she make her own film.

That wily bear directed Teddy to YouTube where she could post her work of art starring, of course, herself!

Teddy was thrilled to smithereens. This way she didn't have to wait for a director to call her. She could be the director!

But what would Teddy's film be about? Hmmmm...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paparazzi Hunting

January 27, 2010
Teddy took Mona Mars' words to heart and headed to Robertson Boulevard yesterday looking to be photographed.

Teddy looked around everywhere but couldn't find one paparazzi. It didn't help that it was raining.

No shutterbugs in front of Kira Plastinina... one in front of Lisa Kline...

...and no action at Tory Burch.

Teddy is starting to wonder why it's so hard for a little bear to get a little attention! Grrrr.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Going Gossip

January 26, 2010
This morning Teddy took a page from Norma Desmond's book by cozying up to a gossip columnist. Mona Mars, a writer for Star, has been a friend of Teddy's for years and told her to come on up to her Wilshire Boulevard office.

Teddy couldn't believe how big the offices were and how many stars they wrote about. Maybe they could write about Teddy too?

Mona said if Teddy wanted the tabloids to help her with her comeback, she better start shopping on Robertson Boulevard so the paparazzi could take pictures of her. No pictures, no tabloid coverage.

Ohhhhh, thought Teddy. She needed to be seen in all the right places. Teddy couldn't wait to call Nibs and tell him her new plan!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Warning? What Warning?

January 25, 2010
Teddy saw the entire movie, but she didn't see the warning. The only thing that sunk in was that Teddy needs to go to Paramount Pictures...

...and see her old director (that's what Norma Desmond did)...

...and get more makeovers, like an intense facial...

...and get cozy with a gossip columnists like Norma did with Hedda Hopper...

...and, most important of all, always pretend that she's in a movie. Why stop acting just because the cameras are off?

Nibs is more worried than ever. Teddy totally missed the point of Sunset Boulevard: that you can't hold on too tightly to a dream or your life will become a nightmare. Poor Nibs!

Sunset's Warning

January 25, 2010
Nibs has been so concerned about Teddy's comeback obsession that he demanded she see a shrink. The therapist recommended Teddy rent the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard which told the story of a faded silent screen star who tried too hard to relaunch her career.

Norma Desmond, played by real-life silent star Gloria Swanson, isn't getting any scripts of her own so she pens one herself. She hires Joe Gillis, played by William Holden, to polish the story.

Norma asks Joe to move in to her mansion on, you guessed it, Sunset Boulevard, and lavishes him in luxury as her dutiful assistant Max Von Mayerling, played by Erich von Stronheim, looks on.

Things get weird when Norma tries to romance Joe, who is about 20 years her junior.

When he pushes away from her, Norma slits her wrists and nearly dies.

This whole time, Joe has been crushing on movie studio script reader Betty Schaefer, played by Nancy Olson...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Teddy's Comeback: Stage Five

January 22, 2010
This morning Teddy had her good friend Fopsie over for coffee. Fopsie used to be a TV producer and knows a lot about reality television.

Teddy served Starbucks French Roast. Only the best for Fopsie!

Fopsie brought a copy of Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County and suggested Teddy do her own version of the show with bears.

Teddy wasn't sure what to think of this. She is a housewife. And she has housewife friends. It's possible.

Fopsie said go for it. But then she asked the $64,000 question: Will Nibs be OK with this?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Meeting With Her Agent

January 21, 2010
Last night Teddy ventured out in the storm to meet with her agent at new Mexican hot spot Borracho Cantina on Sunset Boulevard.

Teddy treated herself to some chip and dip while she waited for her agent, who is always late, of course. Grrrr...

Teddy also scanned the room for possible casting peeps who could notice her. Nice atmosphere.

When her agent finally arrived he was cordial and shook her paw.

But after hearing all her gripes about not getting job offers he looked at her blankly and said, "Do a reality TV show." Teddy was stunned. She had never thought of this before.

Teddy is going to ask Nibs if he might want to be a part of her show. But what would be her pitch?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waitin' By The Phone

January 20, 2010
Teddy has been waiting by the phone for her agent to call with that killer role that she's dying to take in hopes of launching her comeback. But the call isn't coming...

Nibs told Teddy that a watched phone never rings. He told her he wanted to take it away, but she held on to it tight.

Nibs is starting to worry that Teddy is superobsessing over her comeback and it's possibly affecting her mental health.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Italian

January 19, 2010
Teddy took a break from her comeback planning to have a quiet Italian dinner with Nibs at Toscanova, the new restaurant next to Houston's in the Century City mall.

Teddy and Nibs were expecting the worst because every restaurant in this location has failed, but then they heard it was owned by the guys who run the fabulous Ago on LaCienega Blvd.

Teddy had the eggplant parmigiana which was so tasty there was not a crumb left after she was done.

Nibs decided on the Caprese. The mozarella was of the creamy Burrata kind and super fresh.

They both liked the atmosphere, which was updated Italian. The lights were dim, so romantica!

To check out the place online go to

Monday, January 18, 2010

Teddy's Comeback: Stage Four

January 18, 2010
Nibs called his contacts over at ICM to get Teddy a few scripts.

Teddy was thrilled! It's been years since she looked at a script.

She really liked the first one, Six-String Mary. There is a pretty good-sized role for a bear in that one.

Teddy was up until 2 a.m. reading every word!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Teddy Wants To Be...Ann-Margret!

January 16, 2010
Nibs suggested to Teddy that for her comeback she find an icon to mimic (like the way Gwyneth Paltrow used to mimic Grace Kelly). He recommended Teddy look at the work of Ann-Margret, another light haired beauty in Hollywood. So they took in 1964's The Pleasure Seekers last night.

The movie is about three girls, played by (from left to right) Carol Linley, Pamela Tiffin and Ann-Margret, who try to find love in Spain.

Ann-Margret is incredible as the ditz who falls for a doctor. She also sings and dances in a few scenes. Should Teddy take voice lessons?

Teddy also liked Pamela's acting. She has some impressive scenes with Tony Franciosa, who plays, what else?, a Spanish cad.

Teddy was so grateful to Nibs for his support. You couldn't ask for a better bear as your partner!