Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Who’s Wearing What:

Actress Ellen Pompeo wore Erica Courtney jewelry to the Prada Rodeo Drive Store Opening Party July 14, 2004. Earrings-Platinum and Diamond Swirl Post Earring with Morganite Drops Bracelets-Pave Diamond and Platinum bangles Ring-Platinum and Green Beryl Ring

Spotted:: Adam Duritz of Counting Crows was spotted at Mas restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village at 39 Downing St. Tuesday July 27, 2004. Duritz, who has been previously been linked with Courteney Cox (Pre Arquette) was with actress Samantha Mathis, who observers say spent most of the evening perched on the singer’s lap. Duritz composed the original song from the summer hit “Shrek 2.” Mathis, the daughter of actress Bibi Besch, once dated Christian Slater, Christian Bale and Noah Wyle, but she’s best known for going to the Viper room with then boyfriend River Phoenix on the night he died.

Bowie:: He once waxed rhapsodic about his “China Girl,” and yesterday (Wednesday, July 28, 2004) David Bowie was spotted shopping in New York City’s Chinatown, chatting up fans and the NYPD. Bowie stopped to watch the Mah Jong players in the park, too. He checked out the produce and herbs. Bowie, carrying a backpack, wore a straw cowboy hat, a tattered green t-shirt and jeans and sported a hefty mustache.

Hot Clothing Line:: A.Kurtz will be introducing its Spring and Summer 2004 collection at the Project Trade Show, August 1 - 3, 2004. Held at the Cooper Building at 860 Los Angeles Street, A.Kurtz will be available for viewing in Booth C49 & C50.

The A.Kurtz Spring/ Summer 05'Collection is heavily inspired by the 1950's Greasers meets Happy Day's Preps with a contemporary twist - focusing on a balance between multiple dye process and the displacing of color creating vintage appeal and authenticity. Developing wovens layered with tea tints, discharges, fine embroideries, garment prints that add richness, and with an offering of primarily Japanese denim - vintage constructed with rich hues of indigo. The emphasis for Spring/ Summer 05' is on dobbies and plaids with knits of light weight jersey and subtle discharges to create airy feels of color. The vintage inspired label launched in 2003 with a proven team, including former 8-year President of Warnaco Group's Calvin Klein Jeans, Pat Lawler, who now leads PNB Nation founders, Roger "Brue" McHayle, and Kahlil "Zulu" Williams - providing the infrastructure needed to build a leading brand.

A.KURTZ features hats, tops, bottoms, canvas blazers, wovens, and denim with unit prices ranging from $30 - $400.

The two-story A.KURTZ showroom is located at 8-10 West 36th Street, NY, NY, 10018.

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What? The Olympics Are Pre-Empting Your Soap??::

WHAT: This August, SOAPnet sustains Days of our Lives’ viewers during the dates when the Olympics pre-empt regular programming on NBC with “Days Decathlon,” a programming event featuring favorite episodes chosen by Days’ stars. Each episode is introduced with commentary from the star that chose it, and showcases some of the steamiest and suspenseful moments in the history of Days of our Lives. In addition to the nightly episodes, on Sundays, August 22 and 29, starting at 7:00p.m., ET/PT SOAPnet brings viewers a Days marathon.

WHEN/WHERE: Weekdays, August 16 -27 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) and Sundays, August 22 and 29 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) only on SOAPnet.


August 16 – *Melissa Reeves’ Pick* Jack saves Jennifer’s life. The sexual tension builds later when he washes her back while helping her bathe.

August 17 - *Matt Ashford’s Pick* Jack prepares a special Valentine breakfast for Jennifer including Abby dressed as Cupid. Jennifer moved by the event, dresses as Santa and proposes to Jack.

August 18 – *Alison Sweeney’s Pick* Sami is in prison awaiting execution by lethal injection, Lucas bursts in to admit he killed Franco.

August 19 – *Bryan Datillo’s Pick* Lucas escapes a helicopter crash with minor injuries while Sami is seriously injured.

August 20 – *Kyle Lowder’s Pick* Brady escapes a rattlesnake bite only to have Roman and Abe draw a gun on him later that day.

August 23 - *Arianne Zucker’s Pick* - Nicole yells at her father to die.

August 24 - *Peter Reckell’s Pick* - Bo beats up John after seeing him kiss Hope at Lexie’s Christmas party. Hope has princess Gina flashbacks.

August 25 – *James Reynolds’ Pick* Abe catches Lexi giving a reporter information on Bo and Hope.

August 26 – *Kristian Alfonso’s Pick* Glen and Barb arrive to take JT to Iowa. The Bradys and Hortons try to come to terms with the loss of JT. Bo, Hope and Shawn work at finding a way to deal with their loss.

August 27 - *Super-couple Show* Christmas episode with Jack and Jennifer, Marlena and John and Bo and Hope.

B-ball and Josh Todd:: Just back from Japan where they shared the stage with Aerosmith and The Who, performing in front of over 100,000 people as part of “The Rock Odyssey” festival, JOSH TODD has been tapped to bring their rock & roll and raw punk power to the X Games at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 7. The band will command the stage with songs from their explosive debut album, YOU MADE ME, in-stores now and available at

The title YOU MADE ME, which comes from a song of the same name by singer Josh Todd's old ahead-of-the-curve punk band, Slamhound, is particularly revealing, as he explains: "YOU MADE ME refers to society and all the elements in your life that mold you. If you don't like my vulgarity and crassness, hey, you're the one who made me!" Todd laughs. But with big-mouthed, bold and soul-baring, headbanging performances, JOSH TODD are a hard bunch to resist, with pain, passion and raw power oozing from every pore, wearing their weary hearts on tattooed sleeves.

On the critical front, Hit Parader hailed, “Judging by the contents of YOU MADE ME, this unit proves itself to be one lean, mean rockin’ machine…this is a band that celebrates the inherent glory of rock and roll with every note they play and every word they say.” While Aquarian Weekly described the album as “…a kick-ass thrill ride that will bump you all night long,” and LA Weekly declared, “…YOU MADE ME is a lil’ monster of hard-rock brawn…one of the best parts is Todd’s voice: a clear, muscular baritone risen from the ashes of his husky pack-a-day caterwaul…”

After the X Games appearance, the band will head out on yet another leg of U.S. tour dates—including an appearance at this year’s “Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music & Arts Festival” in Fitchburg, MA on September 26--having already logged six months' worth of dates in support of YOU MADE ME.