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Red Hot Love or Radar Love? Which is it?

Have you ever wondered what the lyrics of songs actually were?

Did you ever sing the wrong lyrics?

At the top of your lungs?!

This is a Fab Short Story about the most famous mis-sung song in history!

Red Hot Love!

I mean…

Radar Love…

I mean…

Oh crap, which is it?

Dang that Golden Earring!

I don’t care… just read it!

And, if you have an extra moment…

Write a good review, because I know you’re going to love it!

Red Hot Love Or... Radar Love? Which is it?

Red Hot Love Or... Radar Love? Which is it?

oxo

Belle

www.BelleKarper.com

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Now… go feed my fish!

They are freaking hungry, man!

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Red Hot Love    Or... Radar Love? Which is it?

Red Hot Love Or... Radar Love? Which is it?

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xoxo

Belle

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Beverly Hills Film Festival - Official Selection FinalistBeverly Hills Film Festival – Official Selection Finalist

Writer's Digest Awarded AurthorAwarded Author

Fade In Awards

Fade In Awards Quarter-Finalist – still in the running!

FIRST PLACE WINNER – MOFILM Los Angeles, Next SXSW competition in Austin, then Barcelona, Spain!

Writer's Digest Award Winner - S. Belle Karper A 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Award Winning Author

Finalist 2011 Top 25 Semi-Finalist Los Angeles Comedy Festival

Finalist 2011 10th FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards (1st Round Qualifier — Still in Running)

Finalist 2011 New York City Gotham Film Festival – Final 5th Place Comedy

Finalist and 1st Runner Up Screenwriting Comp

Top 24 Finalist Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2011

Contest Top 20 Finalist Atlanta PeachTree Film Festival 2011

Top 24 Finalist SkyFest Film Festival 2011

— Announcing  “PICKLED TINK” — Screwball Comedy Screenplay!   Belle Karper,

— Announcing  “MAKING UP WITH MORTELLA” — Dark Comedy about Good and Evil, the magic of MakeUp and the Beauty of the Heart.

Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter, Speaker, Humor, Comedy, Suspense, Tragedy www.BelleKarper.com                         Email Belle@BelleKarper.com WHY THE WIDOW WEARS BLACK - An Edgy Memoir from an Outspoken Survivor Check out Belle Karper’s – Beauties and Beasts – Blog! Baby! Blog! and Belle Karper Face Book & the popular Twitter-Belle - The Ridiculous Escapades of Belle Karper on YouTube!

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Wine Tasting! Celebrating PICKLED TINK Finalist in Broad Humor Film Festival (Pics)

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So, it goes like this . . .

It was great last night enjoying time with my friends and celebrating the fact that PICKLED TINK has become a FINALIST in the Broad Humor Film Festival Screenwriting Competition!

Everybody is so excited and anxiously awaiting the verdict which will happen on June 13 at the awards celebration and the Venice, California, the Los Angeles area.

Here are some of my buddies… and my hubby, Jim.

It’s so nice to have friends.

xoxo 

Belle

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  Finalist in Broad Humor Film Festival Screenwriting Contest — Announcing “PICKLED TINK” — Screwball Comedy Screenplay!   Belle Karper, Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter, Speaker, Humor, Comedy, Suspense, Tragedy www.BelleKarper.com                         Email Belle@BelleKarper.com
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Schedule Announced for Broad Humor Film Festival — PICKLED TINK — FINALIST

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So, it goes like this . . .

I have just been notified of the schedule for the Broad Humor Film Festival which will be taking place June 11 -  13, 2010.

Of which… I am a FINALIST!

Yeah!

                                        2010 FINALIST -- "Pickled Tink"

So… check out these links and see if you will be able to come. My event is at 2pm on Saturday, June 12th!

Schedule of Events 2010

Get your tickets!

See you all there! 

xoxo

Belle

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Yes… It’s prom season!

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So, it goes like this . . .

My daughter comes back from her second prom last night, two o’clock in the morning.

It’s tough when you look freaking amazing.

 

And, she had a fabulous time.

It reminds me of when I was back in high school, although I did not go to my senior prom. I had just broken up with my boyfriend, and figured that he was not worth spending an entire night with, much less a bunch of money on, just to go to prom.

No biggie.

Hmmmm.

Prom.

So did I miss anything? Isn’t it just an over glorified dance?

I don’t think I missed anything by not dancing the hoochy-koo with my ex-boyfriend in a gym filled with bad teenage decorations.

I remember watching in an Oprah show on mothers that would do anything to make sure that their daughters are able to go to prom. Because these mothers, had missed their proms and felt like their lives were lacking as a result… of missing prom.

Chill everybody… it’s just freaking prom.

It’s just a dance.

Granted, it’s a nice memory. Nothing to get your whole life worked up over.

These moms were putting ads in local newspapers, spreading the word, even paying some of these boys to take their daughters to prom. Just because they, themselves, felt like they had missed out on something that was life-changing.

Isn’t that sad?

These women… and at least their 40s, were still hanging on to the fact that they hadn’t gone to prom… and they were going to make damn sure that their daughters didn’t have that same baggage.

Frankly, I don’t think their daughters would’ve had that baggage unless that baggage was suggested to them by their own mothers.

It’s just prom. Right? Am I missing something here?

I don’t think so.

Now, I knew that all my friends were at the party having a good time.

And, I was a little blue that wasn’t there. It’s true.

And then… I got over it.

I got to spend time with my irritating brother, and my silly dad, and my good-cooking mom.

Not too bad… really. They’re great people.

So, I’m glad to say that my daughter went to her second prom. And she had a great time at each prom, but had she not had a date she would’ve gone alone… and still had a great time.

This is the beauty of the modern teenager… That in this day and age you can go to prom by yourself. You don’t have to bring in three-eyed cousin from Nebraska just to be your date.

When I was going to prom… you did not go alone. Period. End of Story. That’s it folks. No Hans Solo.

And, all those women that were on the Oprah show, I believe that they were not “socially allowed” to go alone either. That there was some stigma attached to just hang with your friends at a big dance.

Luckily, with the progression of civilization we have accepted the fact that people can have fun alone… without a date… just hanging with your friends.

Thank god we have made major strides.

Right.

Oprah moms. Get over it.

Move on, Moth-ah!

Graduate from high school.

I am here to tell you there is life after prom.

I promise.

;-)

Belle

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PICKLED TINK Finalist in Broad Humor Film Festival!!!

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So, it goes like this . . .

Holy cow!

What a great week this has been… I have been chosen, or actually my screenplay “Pickled Tink” has been chosen as a FINALIST in the Broad Humor Film Festival Screenwriting Competition!

2010 FINALIST -- "Pickled Tink"

2010 FINALIST -- "Pickled Tink"

There are only five categories for feature films, and only two finalists per category!

I want to say this again, because I’m not sure that you might understand what I just said, I am one of two people in my category from the many many many people that submitted screenplays!!

Aaaaaaah!

So fun, right?

Plus, at this three-day event again in June 11 through the 13th, on June 12 they are going to do a public reading of parts of the script during the film festival!

They are hiring professional actors to perform my work on stage!

Groovy, baby! (I just had to throw in a little Austin Powers there!)

Super Groovy, baby!!!

So I hope that you’ll all be able to make it to the  Broad Humor Film Festival on June 11 through the 13th in Venice, California!

It’s going to be a blast!

Belle

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My Friend Produced Her First Film… Airing this week! Check it out!

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So, it goes like this . . .

My friend, Sheila Imme, just produced a documentary entitled “The Hidden Dream.”

Read on in her words…

“Yes — I am so excited to share the news that after 2 years in production, the 60-minute documentary film entitled “The Hidden Dream” Filipino documentary which I produced (with my husband Jon) will be shown on the two largest PBS TV stations on the West Coast!  …
 
From our humble start (together with remarkable people who made it possible) The Hidden Dream made it to PBS!
 
Please share with your friends about the upcoming CA TV broadcasts of The Hidden Dream:
 
PBS – KCET Los Angeles (please check www.kcet.org for other schedules in your area)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 9PM PST
 
PBS – KQED World Northern CA
Sunday, May 16, 2010 – 7PM PST”

Enjoy, Y’all. It should be most interesting.

Belle

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WHY THE WIDOW WEARS BLACK - An Edgy Memoir from an Outspoken Survivor
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YOU make plans, but LIFE has other arrangements…

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So, it goes like this . . .

This last week has been another lesson in… “YOU make plans, but unknown to you, LIFE has already made other arrangements.”

Last Wednesday, right before I was to leave for a four-day conference, I and my husband took my son out for frozen yogurt. Just a little treat, a little fun, before I was to leave for four days.

So as I am standing there, I noticed something different about my son, and I mention it to him. I joke with him, that maybe he is goofing around with me, and that he should cut it out.

He swears to me that he is just eating his frozen yogurt.

So I look at him, and like I said, he seemed different to me.

We go back to the house, laughing and giggling. I disregarded the prior incident as just being “nothing.”

Then I see the problem again, with my son.  “Honey, cut it out,” I say to him.

“Mom, I’m not doing anything.”

I grab him. I look at him. And I said, “Okay, we are all going to the hospital.”

That is when this difficult journey began… and also the tears.

I would like to tell you what’s going on with my son, but I know that he wants me to keep his privacy.

I’m sure that you understand.

However, we spent the entire Wednesday night into the early hours of the morning in the emergency room.

Of course, I could not go to my four-day conference. My place was with my son.

From that moment on, every single day since last Wednesday, we have spent in hospital rooms, doctors offices, labs, specialists, and we even went to a world-famous Institute that specializes with my son’s current issue.

He has had so many tests now that he is bruised from poking, and probably now glows in the dark from all of the x-rays and x-ray type machines.

Still, we have no definitive answers.

I have cried many tears over this.

I want to help him.

I want to save him.

I want this to be over.

But, like I said, I am waiting to find out what LIFE has in store for us.

I am hopeful.

Please send us your good thoughts.

P.S. –  BTW, the guy that runs/owns the 4-day conference is trying to not let me have a refund even though they offer a 100% money back guarantee… I would love to tell you who this is, but I am waiting for him to do the right thing. He even talks about how his turning point in his life was when his wife got cancer… Right… no compassion.

Curious, isn’t it?

Be well,

Belle

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Mixing with Celebrities and Keeping the Story Intact!

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So, it goes like this . . .

Well… I have to tell you that life goes on.

A huge epiphany, I know.

Deal with it.

;-)

You know, the more you know, the more you learn, then more it can potentially put a stranglehold on your creativity.

Ugh.

I am not saying that I am learning or have learned too much… aahhh contraire! (I really don’t know if I spelled that right… nor am I losing sleep over it.)

I am just saying that they mind can get cloudy with all of these revelations.

WE MUSTN’T LET THE STORY GET LOST IN THE RESEARCH!

So… back to the basics, I am thrilled to report.

Not only am I completing the new book (Humor/Comedy/Suspense), I am also half way through my new SCREENPLAY… a Farrelly Brothers (Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, etc.) type fiasco which I am sure will really hit!

Soooooo digging all of this… I will keep you informed.

Meanwhile, next weekend I will be mixing with Glenn Morshower (aka Agent Aaron Pierce from “24″) and Rock Star Eddie Money (“Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Think I’m In Love,” and “Take A Little Bit”).

I will let you know if any other notables catch my eye… or if I catch theirs…  ;-)

In the meantime…

It’s time for writing… and fun!

xoxo,

Belle

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Check out this Social Media Revolution Video… Eeeek!

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So, it goes like this . . .

Check this out …

xoxo,

Belle

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WHY THE WIDOW WEARS BLACK - An Edgy Memoir from an Outspoken Survivor
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Just a Little Fun in the Sun… (Pics & Video)

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So, it goes like this . . .

Unfortunately, I am having problems with my keyboard… so this will be a quicky! And, we all know how you love quickies!

It’s hard to learn everything all at once! Digging this YouTube!

xoxo,

Belle

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S. Belle Karper, Author, Speaker, Humor, Comedy, Suspense, Tragedy www.BelleKarper.com
WHY THE WIDOW WEARS BLACK - An Edgy Memoir from an Outspoken Survivor
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