Me standing out the legendary Mann’s Chinese Theatre
It’s no wonder Starline Tours have been around since 1935. They’re the best of the best. I took their legendary Movie Stars’ Homes Tour while in Los Angeles last month, and found the trip all I expected it to be. The tour guide whose name sadly escapes me was so well-educated on all things Tinseltown, and kept the two-hour-plus trip moving along at a nice speed with funny jokes and even good-natured raps – yes raps. Among the celebrity homes visited were Michael Jackson’s final home (the guide discussed working the day of MJ’s death where ambulances were called to the house mid-tour), Johnny Depp’s pad, and Charlize Theron’s crib. The Movie Stars’ Homes Tour is more than what the title suggests. Along the way, it was cool to see hot spots that live in Hollywood infamy from Hugh Grant’s prostitute booty call spot to a Lindsay Lohan infamous fender bender. The tour also incorporated cool tidbits like where Britney Spears gets her spray tan on, which restaurant Jennifer Aniston and Gwen Stefani frequent, and which hotel Cameron Diaz owns. The tour was always informative and the tour guide had no problem dropping knowledge whether he was driving along Rodeo Drive or Beverly Hills. This tour is a must for any pop culture junkie who has spent their entire lives watching, reading, living and breathing all things Hollywood.
As an aside, Starline Tours is launching a new TMZ tour later this month. They recently started one in Malibu. Kick ass indeed.