NIGHTLIFE
"Vesuvius is a nightclub with a real nice decor and mixed crowd. It's open on Friday and Saturday nights. On Fridays, there's a deejay playing hip-hop, R&B, trance, and house music; on Saturdays, there's live R&B music, some-times a major name. They also have great food. I also like to go to The Gate. It has a nice restaurant and a cool dance club. They have disc jockeys who play everything - dance, hip-hop, disco, house, techno. The music starts around 9 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Lots of plush couches, fireplaces, rugs. When I go out, I just like to have a good time. I don't really stay long. I go in, check it out, see who's there, and then leave."

SATURDAY


HOW TO LOOK LIKE A LOCAL
"Just wear slacks and a nice shirt. You don't need to wear a suit. The only time I wear suits is when I go to a special event, like a charity event. Otherwise, you can go anywhere in L.A. in slacks and a nice shirt and you'll fit right in."

BREAKFAST
"Du-par's has been around for a long time. They're known for their French toast. But the Shaq way to order it is double dipped. It adds more egg and makes it fluffier. I always get it with a side of bacon and three glasses of milk."

BEACH
"You can go out to Manhattan Beach, which is in between Redondo Beach and Marina del Rey. I used to have a house in Manhattan Beach. There's a pier at the end of the beach where you can go fishing. I could walk and ride my bike right in front of my house. Manhattan Beach is pretty much like any other California beach, with surfers, shops, beach houses, and restaurants. What makes it different for me is that it was a free throw away from my house, and I used to love to walk the beach there."

EXERCISE