Thursday, August 05, 2004

Silver Fox: Debi Mazar wore a Salvatore Ferragamo outfit to the Los Angeles premiere of “Collateral.” She was awash in silver grey tones, with a silk ruffled blouse, gray skirt and a beautiful silver tweed coat. She accessorized with a brooch on the lapel, a dark gray suede clutch and silver gray shoes.

Hot Fall Item: The brooch (as demonstrated by fashionista Debi Mazar, see item above) is going to be the hot accessory this fall. It’s a good time to check out sale and clearance bins at the department stores and for vintage and more unique pins, try thrift stores.

Emmy Nodded Film Re-Airs: HBO Films' “Something the Lord Made” received nine Emmy nominations. You can catch up on this film Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 6 p.m. on HBO, of course.

Debuting on HBO last May, SOMETHING THE LORD MADE is based on the extraordinary true story of unlikely partners -- a black lab technician (played by Mos Def) and a white surgeon (played by Alan Rickman) -- who pioneered cardiac surgery in 1940s America, defying the rules to launch a medical revolution against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south.

Among the Emmy(r) nominations received by SOMETHING THE LORD MADE were Outstanding Made for Television Movie, two for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Mos Def, Alan Rickman), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Joseph Sargent), and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Robert Caswell and Peter Silverman).

Diana Krall Update: Grammy® award winning musician Diana Krall nearly nightly performs material from her acclaimed album ‘The Girl in the Other Room,’ released April 27, 2004, on Verve, and certified RIAA gold. Halfway through her 34-date US tour, critics sing her praises. “A perfect evening,” says the Seattle Times. “Krall’s voice... flawlessly bridged the swing and rock eras, flowing easily from husky whisper to guttural coo, impassioned croon to artlessly artful song/speech.” With the support of her band, comprised of Anthony Wilson (guitar), Robert Hurst (bass) and Peter Erskine (drums), Krall "simply sparkled all evening," the Los Angeles Daily News wrote.

The Hollywood Reporter says she “gave [‘Almost Blue’] an intro worthy of Rachmaninoff, sang the words by bringing them up from somewhere inside herself that one had not been aware existed, fondled them with keyboard fingerings worthy of her mentor, the great Jimmy Rowles...That voice of hers has developed into a thing of wonder and power.”

Krall's album 'The Girl in the Other Room' has gone gold in seven countries and double platinum in Krall’s native Canada. The second leg of Krall’s summer tour picks up at the Milwaukee Theatre on August 10, 2004 and wraps at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on August 24, 2004.

O’Donnell Teams With HBO: HBO and Emmy Award(r)-winner Rosie O'Donnell are teaming up to produce a documentary film on the first-ever gay and lesbian family vacation, it was announced today by Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary and Family. The Norwegian Dawn, chartered by Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell's R Family Vacations, has just returned from its inaugural voyage, a weeklong adventure for 500 families to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas, accompanied by HBO. The film debuts exclusively on HBO in 2005.

"It was an amazing week. In seven days, 1600 people became a community," say Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell. "We are thrilled to partner with HBO, one of the leaders of innovative programming, on this exciting project. It is a perfect match for this documentary."

O'Donnell's R Family Vacations creates family-friendly vacations tailored to the gay and lesbian community. From July 11-18, 2004, Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell's family joined other guests on the Norwegian Dawn, traveling from New York to Nassau, Bahamas. Stops along the way included Pt. Canaveral, Key West, and a day on a private island in the Bahamas.


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