With LA's 100 degree weather, it's difficult to decipher when summer ends and when fall begins but traffic is horrific, which means kids are back in school and fall is right around the corner. So that got me thinking about the silly fun summer I had! Reminisce with me on my top 5 best 2012 summer shoots!
June kicked off nicely when E! sent me to one of my favorite places in the world – Nashville, TN – for CMT fest, an annual country music festival. I had one on one interviews with my favorite country stars like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Thompson Square, and Little Big Town. The interviews usually included cold beers, margaritas, and Jack Daniels.
Big movies come out in the summer and I was front and center. My favorite of the summer – and maybe of my career was Magic Mike! Putting a dollar bill down Channing Tatum's pants while Matthew McConaughey cheered me on might be the highlight of my life!
Screaming teens made for a very fun, HOT afternoon at Universal Studios for the Teen Choice Awards. So did talking with Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Leah Michelle. Ooooh—and Rob and Kristen on stage happy and in love …. ONE. FINAL. TIME.
I also interviewed this guy—you might have heard of him—Justin Bieber. I got a personal concert by Justin as he sang a little John Lennon while playing on a beautiful white piano. Sorry folks—the cameras didn't catch that but I've got right here in my mind. The kid is 100 years younger than me, give or take, but he's just a charmer and so darn pretty!
And finally—who was a bigger star than Justin Bieber? Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman of the Fab Five Gymnasts came to play entertainment reporter with me last week for the Bachelorette movie premiere. She was cool and collected as the movie stars fell over themselves just to get a picture with her!