Just because no movie could stand up to the monolith known as Shrek, doesn't mean they can't have fun opening weekend! Killers, starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl came out this month, and instead of vying for a box office victory - which would mean strangling a menacing ogre - Lionsgate (with a successful, albeit dark winter with the hit Precious) used this movie to lighten up and kick off summer!
Coast to coast, they threw pool parties to celebrate opening weekend. Here in Los Angeles, the pool party was thrown at the exclusive new penthouse atop the historic Hollywood Tower - the new home for 98.7 - a.k.a. KYSR-FM, the Rockaholic station!
I got there early to check out the place beforehand, and it was a great setup. Very boutique hotel chic.
People started filing in, and lip-smacking La Poblana Mexican fare began sizzling on the grill. Boys were doing cannonballs in the pool, and bikini-clad hotties played chicken on the shoulders of tattooed band guys. Killers beach balls were tossed in the air, damp Killers beach towels laid atop ergonomic lounge chairs and attention whores were being inappropriate in the hot tub. It was awesome.
While the DJs spun tunes and the liquor flowed, KYSR-FM DJs took turns escorting small groups of us from the pool to the top floor of the Hollywood Towers to see the Penthouse.This place was complete with rock star art, sexy furniture and a vast outdoor area that included a life-size chess board. As we darted from room to room and courtyard to courtyard, red plastic cups in hand and enjoying the sunset, we thought to ourselves, "Summer is officially here." Killers, much like the pool party and summer itself, is flirty, light and fun. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to enjoy my summer...