Sunday, September 11, 2016

Watch ME On... The Eric Andre Show, Season 4, Episode 5 !!

Wow.. it's amazing when things come to YOU!! It really means a lot!! :)

Wednesday Sept. 9th, 2015
So a friend of mine who I refer to as my Film Brother Chris,  mentioned me to a Casting Director on a gig he had booked for Cartoon Network!   They wanted to see my pictures so I decided to go ahead and send my pictures in to see what happens, I figured I had nothing to lose!

About 30 mins later I got a text back saying could you please send me a video of you dancing! lol I was like... ummm shit, why not! My Daughter helped me find some theme appropriate music and off I went!  I sent it over and played the waiting game!  I got contacted back asking for my measurements for the wardrobe department...and then I asked, does that mean I got the gig???  The Casting Director was like oh man.. YES ... sorry I thought I told you!  I was now booked on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Show "The Eric Andre Show" as a Cyber Goth for Season 4, Episode 5 !!  YIPPIE!!! I was so excited!!

Thursday Sept. 10th, 2015
My Call time was 12:30 PM in North Hollywood at the Apache Studios!  I was so excited since I had taken a little time off of acting!! My heart was racing as I was super excited about what the day would hold!! It was nice that my Film Brother and friend Chris Noel was there, we are film family and have worked together many of times!!

Once we got inside the Apache Studio I was greeted by the Executive Producer Andrew Barchilon. He was so super sweet and welcoming!  He visited in the makeup/hair room and had input as to how he wanted me to look for the scenes. I had never had such close interaction with an exec producer before!! He was just super down to earth and I felt I was making a new friend for sure!
The Make Up Artists were awesome!!  Make up Artist Golden SunShyne gave me some pretty cool and bright hair extensions and wanted to go ahead and match my lipstick to the hair... so MUA Carmen Thomas custom mixed this electric blue lipstick!  Fabulous!!

Getting Hair & Make Up Done 
"The Eric Andre Show"

After Hair and Make Up ... off to Wardrobe I went!!  I had brought a lot of clothes of my own....I figured they might want to use what I had. Sure enough... they decided to mix a few of the selections I had brought along.....and came up with a super cool look.  They had given me black tights and  green fishnets and some really cool light up rings to complete the look!! The rings were so cute... I got to wear these cute little white rats....and their noses lit up!! Then I also had a few blingly light up ones too!

I was READY!!

Playing a CyberGoth 
for "The Eric Andre Show" 
Season 4, Ep. 5

Off to set we go.... I danced the whole time... because you know...  that's what we cyber goths do! lol. Eric Andre came over and introduced himself and thanked us for being there. It was pretty awesome that the whole 50+ crew working knew my name and would call out "Bella, move a bit to your left" etc. to get me in the right placement on set.  Once in that spot... they marked it for me!! I felt pretty special too that the MUA would spend extra care making sure my hair & make up was on point!! MUA Kayti Pollor along with Carmen and Golden made sure that after we would cut..... my face wasn't a sweaty mess (remember non-stop dancing!!) They would come over and fix my lips and pat my face dry.  Sure made me feel special! Thanks girls!

It was probably the hottest set I had ever worked on!! They had to cut the A/C and fans when we were filming b/c they didn't want things moving or the noise of it all.  All the crew was super kind, one of the times we cut.....they came running over w/ the coldest ice water with straws included so we wouldn't mess up our lips!

Definitely the highlight of my day... was when I got to meet and work with Penn Jillette !!! I have been a fan of his work for so so many years!! I love magic .... and comedy and Penn & Teller have the right stuff!!! So it was pretty fucking awesome when I got to meet him.  He was super nice and fun... he came right up... shook my hand and introduced himself.  Not only that, but he actually raved around with us!! Awesomeness!! Not only did Penn rave w/us, but so did Eric.  So much fun!! Working with Penn was definitely a dream come true for me!

Inkerbella and Penn Jillette for "The Eric Andre Show"
Season 4, Ep.5 

It was all and all an amazing day on set!! I loved every second of it!! It was great to meet and work with not only Chris again, but my new film family members: Mike Sielaff and Mark Belko !! Looking forward to seeing you all again sometime soon!!
The CyberGoths 
"The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Ep. 5 
Belko, Inkerbella, Mike and Chris 

Until then....we have some pictures.. good memories and the TV show we were apart of that will live in film history for the rest of forever!! I love that about film... it's always there... and TV is my favorite thing to do!!  I'm hoping to work many more bad ass TV shows to come!!!

Thanks for all the support and hope you enjoy the show as much as I had making it!!

Penn Jillette with Eric Andre 


"The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Episode 5 Airs on September 9th, 2016

Make sure you head over to the Cartoon Network during their Adult Swim time and tune in on Sept. 9th to see me and my film family having a BLAST!! :)

EAST Coast 9 PM
WEST Coast 12 MidNight

No worries...
Here is a link to see the show... I know your time is valuable... so to help you out... if you'd like to see the part I'm on it starts around 1:40.  They only show me at the beginning of the show, in case your wondering! ;)

CLICK TO SEE Season 4, Ep. 5 "The Eric Andre Show"

You can also see the full version here 
(You need to have a cable service provider to watch) 

Screen Shot "The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Ep. 5 
Aired Sept. 9th, 2016 

Still Shot "The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Ep. 5 
Aired Sept. 9th, 2016 

Still Shot "The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Ep. 5 
Aired Sept. 9th, 2016 

Still Shot "The Eric Andre Show" Season 4, Ep. 5 
Aired Sept. 9th, 2016 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Somebody That I Now Know..... I Met Gotye!!!

August 1st, 2016

So... I can now officially say.... Wally De Backer AKA Gotye is Somebody That I Now Know!! :)

Wally De Backer (Gotye) and Inkerbella 8.1.16

Wally came over to my house on Aug. 1st, 2016!! He is a collector and owner of one of my  Grandpa Harry's  inventions, The Chamberlin Organ.   It was a splendid morning and into the afternoon as we shared stories!  He told me of some cool shops he thought I'd like in LA that he took a gander at during his visit thus far here in Los Angeles.  He also shared with us some of his favorite music and had it playing as background music during our visit.  We talked about things from crazy foods we have tried, to music that inspires us, etc.  He told me he moved to New York about 15 months ago from Australia!  So he said he's adjusting to everything still... but said that NY def. feels like home now!

I felt oh so super lucky that he was curious about my music too! I had mentioned to him about my Modeling/Acting and Music.  He was wondering how I sounded and asked to see one of my videos? I said, Well.. I can do better than that!  I can play live for you, if you'd like!?  He said, Sure!  He wanted to hear one of my original songs... so I picked to play for him my 1st song I ever wrote called "Happy You."  As I played, he was tapping his toes and getting into the beat (which was super cool!) I finished the song and he said... "Wow, You can really sing... you have such a sweet and pure voice, great job!" So yea.... Gotye likes my song!! :)  I felt so super lucky to have had such an opportunity to play for him and get his feedback!! That meant the world to me coming from someone as established as himself,  The Grammy Winner and all that He is!

Let me just tell you... if you ever get a chance to meet Wally.... he's amazing!! Super down to earth... happy and sweet guy.  You instantly get a good upbeat vibe from him and he resinates happiness.  You can tell he loves what he does!  He's super chill and I instantly felt like he was a friend that I've known for a long time.

Thanks for spending some time with us Wally... my family feels super lucky to have met you and know we will be in touch as time goes on!  Thanks for being so awesome!!  Best of luck on your projects!!


Kelsey Shoup and Wally De Backer 8.1.16

P.S. I did mention to him that I did a cover of his song... he took note that he would check it out later... but incase you'd like to see my cover... take a peek below....

Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" 

Inkerbella Cover "Somebody That I Used To Know"

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"Jealous Guy" John Lennon Ukulele Cover

Happy  !!! Hope you enjoy  by the super amazing  !!! :) Thanks for requesting this one JoJo!!! :)

I was able to play this one LIVE on the "No Boundaries Radio Show" back in June 2016... and Host JoJo Crockett requested this one..... if you missed me performing this song LIVE.... you can watch my behind the scenes video linked in this one!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Charlie Hunnam and Inkerbella 
July 17, 2016

So it was a warm sunny California day in Los Angeles, July 17th, 2016... I was on my way with my side-kick Kelsey to goto the filming of seasons 13 "So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation" and we happened to stop into Erewhon which happens to be on the corner before getting to the CBS studios lot. All of a sudden I spot CHARLIE HUNNAM!! I was like, wait a second... do my eyes deceive me?? Nope, it was really fucking HUNN-HIM!!! I couldn't believe it!  I told my Daughter, "look... that's Charlie Hunnam, remember... Jax from Sons of Anarchy?"  She said, "oh yea... wow, cool!!" I've been a fan for a LONG while and absolutely loved him in SOA!  

Well that wasn't good enough for me... next thing I knew, my feet were taking me right up to him.  My Daughter had kept walking and talking to me to realize... I didn't answer, she turned around and saw me already talking to him.  She quickly came back over!  I tried not to be too fan-girlish... 
I said, "Hi, how are you? Is there anyway I could get a picture with you?"  He smiled super BIG and said (in his cute British accent), "Of Course!" I handed my phone to Kelsey and while I waited for her to take the picture, stuff started coming out of my mouth.. things like.. "Oh your so tall, and look so nice!" He smiled, lightly laughed and said "Thank You." So we took the picture and then I started to shake his hand and said, "My name is Inkerbella, it's super nice to meet you!" He said, "Well Hi, I'm Charlie." (melting me again w/ that voice) I continued to tell him "I'm an Actress and it would be so super cool to work with you someday!" He said, "Ok Inkerbella, I'll keep an eye out for you!" I then said "Thank you, have a good day!" 

It would be amazing to work with him!! Back when SOA was filming, I really wanted to book on that show... but wasn't meant to be.  The future is always just around the bend, I always say.. never say never, b/c you never know!! He's def. one of those actors I'd love to work with someday!  Until then, I have this picture to look at.  As soon as we left him, we ran over to the restroom and I nearly melted!! I kept saying to Kelsey, "did that just happen?" lol. I was shaking and my legs felt like jello!! I told her... now I know how YOU felt last year when we got you the Meet and Greet tickets for her favorite band R5!  She said, "Yep!" 
I could have stayed and chatted with Charlie forever, I felt super lucky to have had these few minutes with him.  He is certainly the sweetest guy in show biz!! See you next time, and I for one am excited for his new movie "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"   due out in 2017!! 

Thanks Charlie for taking a few minutes out of your day to chat with me!!

"So You Think You Can Dance" Season 13 Taping!!

So ... I was lucky yet again... I was able to snag up some "SYTYCD" tickets that are ever popular!  :)
Here is our little adventure!!

We got tickets for "So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation" Season 13!! Top Ten & The All Stars !!  We got our tickets for Sunday, July 17th, 2016.  The tickets said it was for the ensemble dance. No one really knows what that means...  below I will explain if you land these tickets!

Our check in time was 11am.  We of course got to CBS Studios about an hour before that time. It was nice to get to go back to the CBS lot, as we had been there in March 2016 for "Dancing With The Stars"!!   We stood in line, not for long at all!  They checked us in and then we entered the lot.  There was a bit more waiting as they have a tight security check... as they did w/ DWTS!  Once you get pass that hub-bub, you wait a bit longer under a covered area w/benches.  It all went super fast, the fastest filming experience for me thus far!  I believe we got into the set/stage area around 12 noon.

It was crazy how little this place really was!! They say TV adds pounds, but man they sure can fake how small or large a location/stage really is.  You don't realize this stuff till your there!  They told us that today, they booked 200 people for the ensemble dance. They said normally (during the live shows)  this stage houses 400 people.  Once we were all seated... they explained to us that since this is the next generation and they are kids....they are only allowed to work so many hours a day/week.  They said the number they would be performing for us (a Bollywood dance) was not only the 1st time they had ever done a dance of that style on SYTYCD, but that the kids only had 4 hours to learn it!!  They only practiced once before we got there!! They came out and introduced all the kids and their coaches (past winner of SYTYCD). Man the kids had a TON of energy!! Like for real!! After they all said their Hellos... it was time to get to business!!  They started filming the number and WOWZERS  they were good!! Especially knowing they only had 4 hours to learn it!!! I was super impressed!!  It was amazing when they lit up the stage and dimmed all the lights in the seating area... for a min. I felt like I was flying amongst the stars... so cool!!  They did it yet again for us b/c it was so cool the first time around!!  They killed it both times!! After they did that, they said Thanks for coming!!

So cool to know WE were a few of the screaming voices you'll hear!! :) 

I was so shocked that it was already over!!! I wanted to see more!!  Normally when you come to these things you have to devote your whole day to it!  It was really fun!! They ended up validating our tickets so we could come back the next day Monday July 18th, 2016 to be apart of the LIVE show filming.  Sadly, Kelsey and I couldn't make it back b/c we both had work that day.  We were happy to have gotten the experience to see these amazing performers!! We of course already have our favorites picked... so best wishes to everyone on this season!! You are all amazing dancers!!  After we got home, I posted the few pictures we had... and since Kelsey is a dancer.. people thought she was on the show this season! I said, nope... not this time.. but someday!


So.. to break it down if you ever get ensemble tickets for SYTYCD and you wonder that the heck that means....

1. Get there at least an hour before check in time (the earlier the closer to the stage you will sit)
2. Ensemble dance basically means the 1st dance of the live shows they perform (kids and coaches)  That's all you will see!
3. They DO NOT ALLOW CELL PHONES... if you bring them in, they will make you turn them off, and then check them in.  The line afterwards to pick them back up takes time.
4. They make you go through metal detectors and will check your bags/purses.
5. We were there for about an hour.  On the ticket it said it would be from 11:00-12:30 pm and they were on the money w/the time.  We were out of there by 12:30 PM.
6. Bring your clapping hands and smiling faces and have a blast!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Light My Fire" The Doors Ukulele Cover

Hope you enjoy this #TunesTuesday song by The Doors!! :)

I thought it would sound super cool with my Electric Ukulele BeetleJuice... Hope you enjoy it!!