Friday, April 30, 2004

Billionaire Babes Get Star: Mary Kate and Ashley Olson (don't you DARE call them "The Olsen Twins"), looking terribly heroin-chic, received a star on Hollywood Blvd. Yes, they're living the dream. Forget the rumors about the near-drowning due to drugs or other drug-related tales. Think of it this way: they're sharing the sidewalk with the likes of Tallulah Bankhead and Grace Kelly.

Spin Doctress: Sporting the theory that telling the truth first (in a splashy "MY way") prevents it being revealed nastily in the tabloids, Janice Dickinson, the World's "First Supermodel" and judge on America's Next Top Model, Celebrated the Launch of her new book, Everything About Me Is Fake...And I'm Perfect yesterda. Dickinson, who's proudly discussed her plastic surgery, her rise, fall and sort-of-re-rise, posed porno-style in her limo and at the Splash Bar in NYC, where the event was held.

Protect Your Rights: Check out for photos of the March for Women's Lives in D.C.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Weilding Her Sword: No, Lindsay Lohan isn't fencing with alleged rival Hillary Duff, but she is wearing a diamond sword by premiere jeweler Ron Hami. the "Mean Girls" star has been wearing the necklace to a couple of recent events.

Rough Girlz: At her own party last night, Michelle Rodriguez wore a leather jacket by BCBG and a full-length, cleavage inducing La Perla dress. Guest Anne Heche chose a logo Gucci hat and Dolce & Gabbana suit. Tori Spelling has joined the blondes with small accessory crowd, as she was out last night with her pug, which was wearing a baby pink sweatshirt. Also at the Lint-Roller Event, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron was with her blond Cocker Spaniel which looks enough like Montana "Monty" Mendoza Province to be a relative.

Seinfeld Surprise: Jerry Seinfeld was surprised by a party for his 50th Birthday.

Boob Test Run: A San Diego-based company, The Curves Connection is allowing potential breast enhancement candidates to sample what it's like to have bigger boobies. They get aSaline implant filled bra to let patient experiment with different breast sizes BEFORE surgery, and before and after pics to make that ever-so-important decision. "We test drive cars or try on clothes before committing to purchase either," stated Merrel Olesen, MD, Director of the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre and creator of The Curves Connection™. "We just thought, how much more important than a car or clothes is a woman's decision to have breast augmentation?"

Red Faced?: Sensitive or Post-Procedure (read facial peel, ect.) is the focus of facialist and salon owner, Layla Fayyad of Visage de Layla. As part of this new skin care, a special line of "clinical" products was created for the particular needs of post-surgical skin, or skin that is recovering from procedures. Each product is pH balanced for extreme sensitivity, and formulated with the ultimate in soothing and healing ingredients. The products Azu-Zinc Soothing Masque and Arnica Facial Wash are said to also calm a bikini area that's feeling a post-shave or post-wax burn. Yee-Ha!

Shows To Watch: Check out BBC America's "Jonathan Creek," "Murder in Mind" and "Murphy's Law" for some comic-tinged drama. J.C. Province may dub it "derivative" (he's a hard core "Six-Feet Under" fan, but A&E's "Family Plots" is entertaining, albeit not as gruesome as it could be (not that I'm advocating more morbid moments, mind you).

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Target to Doughboy: Isaac Mizrahi has decided to team up with the long-standing Pillsbury Bake-Off to create the first-ever designer Bake-Off Contest apron. Yes, it's true.
Taking the Bar: Julianna Margulies and Sharon Lawrence Will Tend Bar at
Star-Studded Charity Event. Level Vodka Presents Cocktails for a Cause Benefiting Project A.L.S. The event will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at the Walt Disney studios. Invited guests only. evening begins with Level's "Cocktails for a Cause," to help raise significant funds and awareness for Project A.L.S., followed by the Los Angeles premiere of the HBO documentary Three Sisters: Searching for a Cure.

It's Raining: Rain Pryor's Fried Chicken & Latka's Thursday Nights Only, beginning May 13, 2004 Show time is 8:00 PM
at The Lillian Theatre 1076 North Lillian Way West of Vine and Just South of Santa Monica on the corner of Santa Monica & Lillian Way
For Tickets Call: 323.878.2220. Special preview is May 6th. Visit for more info.

Glorious: Nory Mendoza's favorite author Larry McMurtry has a new book, "Folly and Glory: A Novel," which will be out May 4, 2004. Here's the Borders' description: Under arrest in Mexican Sante Fe, the Berrybenders are forced to make the terrible "Dead Man's Walk" across the desert to Vera Cruz, where Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the freedom of the American plains . . . and Tasmin must finally decide where her future lies.

Looks Interesting: New items that look promising include:

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, editor, Lynne Truss

The Cooler -- It's already out on DVD!

Kill Bill, Vol. 1 -- While you don't have to see the first to "get" the second (out in theaters now), here's a great opportunity to watch Quentin Tarantino's latest -- and could arguably be his best.

Master & Commander -- Whatever you feel about Russell Crowe (and for most it's simply irritation), this is a beautifully shot, entertaining and moving story.

We'd suggest you avoid "Haunted Mansion," "Cheaper by the Dozen," and "Matrix Revolutions."

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Mena Suvari wore TREE’s signature embroidered jacket to the GQ Charity Poker Game to Benefit Peace on April 16, 2004.

At the March for Choice in Washington this weekend: Julianne Moore, Camryn Manhiem, Sheryl Crow, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Najimy, Moby, Ani DiFranco, Ashley Judd, Cybill Shepard, Jeaneane Garafalo, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, The Indigo Girls, Christine Lahti, Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Whoopi Goldberg, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Stienem and Eleanor Holmes Norton, Senators Barbara Boxer, Frank Lautenberg, and Diane Feinstein, John Kerry's sister, brother, and daughter, Madeleine Albright, Ellie Smeal, Kathleen Turner, Carol Mosley Braun, Kate Michaelman, among others. These were some of the slogans: * Pregnant women marching with their bellies to the wind carrying signs that said, "Pregnant Women for Choice." Or 'Pregnant Women for Wanted Children." Or "I'm a Pro-choice mama."

* People in white lab coats: "We are tomorrow's abortion providers: Medical Students for Choice.

* A dog wearing a white t-shirt saying: "I pee on Bushes."

* Other placards: Rape is not a choice; abortion is.

* If President Bartlett supports my rights why can't President Bush?

* Think Outside my Box

* Don't Count My Eggs Before They're Hatched

* This is the only bush I trust (arrow drawn on women's stomachs pointing down)

* Teach the Bush family abstinence only

* Terminate an unwanted presidency.

* Viva La Vulva!
(Thanks to Kathy Najimy for the forwarded email with the above information)

At the April 26, 2004 Met event, Judith Leiber purses were hot. Here's who wore them:
Renee Zellweger- Judith Leiber gold satin and Crystal minaudiere
Molly Sims-Judith Leiber Crystal minaudiere
Clarie Danes- Judith Leiber gold crystal minaudiere

Celebs are hot for Essencia's all-natural skin, bath, hair and body formulas. Some fans include: Jessica Simpson, Patti Labelle, Cyndi Lauper, Gladys
Knight, Ashanti, Eve, Carly Simon, Vanessa Williams, Britney Spears, Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Nia Vardalos, Daryl Hannah, Marg Helgenberger, Kathy Griffin, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, and Amy, Heidi and Amarosa from “The Apprentice." Most of these women received a basket of products from VH1's 7th Annual Divas show.

Not too Shabby: Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic just launched sleepwear and Sharon Osbourne already bought four pairs, while Tallulah Belle Willis also bought a set.

April 27, 2004

Continuing to promote freelance biz. Personal news will definitely not fill this blogger, so I'll also post some interesting tidbits.