Thursday, September 30, 2004
Marx Brothers on DVD: In celebration of 75 years of the funniest siblings ever to grace the silver screen, Universal Studios Home Video releases The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection on
The American Film Institute included five Marx Brothers films on its list of
Two rare telecast segments from the archives of the "Today" show are contained on a bonus disc. One features Harpo Marx in an interview. The other offers a fascinating anecdote from Groucho Marx about working with a bit player who got the part solely on her distinctive walk - Marilyn Monroe.
Adapted from the Marx Brothers' second Broadway hit, The Cocoanuts was the boys' first feature film. Groucho portrays a hotel owner out to fleece everyone, from innocent bellboys to wealthy society matron Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont).
HAMMER: You - you know what an auction is, eh?
A classic of screen history, Animal Crackers is as uproariously funny today as it was over 70 years ago. This film introduced Groucho's most famous character, Captain Spaulding, whose song became the theme of his legendary "You Bet Your Life" TV program. Highlights include Groucho's
SPAULDING: As I say, we tried to remove the tusks. But they were embedded so firmly we couldn't budge them. Of course, in
The brothers' third film was their first originally written for the screen and their first made in
MAN: What's the idea putting your hand in my pocket
MAN: How could they be your pants when I've got them on?
The Marx Brothers are at their manic peak in this uproariously anarchic parody of college life. As Prof. Quincy Adams, the fun-loving president of
BARAVELLI: Hey, what'sa matter? You no understand English? You can't come in here unless you say "swordfish." Now, I give you one more guess.
Released in 1933, this uproarious political satire is thought by many to be the Marx Brothers' greatest movie. Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly, the hilarious dictator of mythical land Freedonia. Harpo and
FIREFLY: To my dentist. Er .. 'Dear Dentist: Enclosed find cheque for five hundred dollars. Yours very truly.' Send that off immediately.
BOB:I'll ... er I'll have to enclose the cheque first.
FIREFLY: You do and I'll fire you.
CAST & FILMMAKERS (The Cocoanuts)
Director: Joseph Santley and Robert Florey
Screenwriter: Morrie Ryskind
Based on Musical Play, book by: George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
Producer: Walter Wanger
Director of Photography:
Cast: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Cyril Ring, Basil Ruysdael, Sylvan Lee, Gamby-Hale Ballet Girls and Allan K. Foster Girls.
CAST & FILMMAKERS (Animal Crackers)
Director: Victor Heerman
Screenwriter: Morrie Ryskind
Based on the Musical Play by: George S. Kaufman, Bert Kalmar, Morrie Ryskind and Harry Ruby
Director of Photography: George J. Folsey
Art Director: Ernst Fegté
Cast: Groucho, Harpo Chico, Zeppo, Lillian Roth, Margaret Dumont, Louis Sorin, Hal Thompson, Margaret Irving
CAST & FILMMAKERS (Monkey Business)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Screenwriter: Arthur Sheekman
From a Story by: S.J. Perelman, Roland Pertwee and W.B. Johnstone
Producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Director of Photography: Arthur L. Todd
Cast: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Thelma Todd, Rockcliffe Fellowes, Ruth Hall, Tom Kennedy and Harry Woods
CAST & FILMMAKERS (Horse Feathers)
Director: Norman McLeod
Screenwriters: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and S.J. Perelman
Producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Director of Photography: Ray June
Cast: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Thelma Todd, Florine McKinney, Robert Greig, James Pierce and David Landau
CAST & FILMMAKERS (Duck Soup)
Director: Leo McCarey
Screenwriters: Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Additional Dialogue: Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin
Producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Director of Photography: Henry Sharp
Art Director: Hans Dreier, Wiard B. Ihnen
Editor: LeRoy Stone
Cast: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Thelma Todd, Rockcliffe Fellowes, Ruth Hall, Tom Kennedy and Harry Woods
Street Date: November 9, 2004
Order Close: October 5, 2004
Suggested Retail Price: $59.98
DVD Selection Number: 21250
Chico Marx (1887 -1961) Born: Leonard Marx; New York, USA
Harpo Marx (1888 - 1964) Born: Adolf Marx; New York, USA
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977) Born: Julius Henry Marx; New York, USA
Gummo Marx (1897 - ?) Born: Milton Marx; New York, USA
Zeppo Marx (1901 - 1979) Born: Herbert Marx; New York, USA
Vivica A. Fox wore H.Stern earrings and a necklace with one of her many changes while she hosted Women Rock! in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on the Lifetime network on October 18th. Vivica selected earrings from the H.Stern "Ropes" Collection: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $19,000 and a necklace also from the Ropes Collection: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $50,000.
Kelly Clarkson at Lifetime's Women Rock! concert, carries an evening bag by Daniel Swarovski. She topped off her black ensemble with a black satin clutch accented with red, purple, and black Swarovski crystals in varying shapes and sizes. This intricate clutch comes from Swarovski's most recent Fall 2005 collection.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Here's a look at The Jim Wayne Salon in Beverly Hills -- don't be misled by how cool and hip the decor is -- they're warm and wonderful and will really take care of you. It's rare you find a salon that has staff who are miraculous in color, cut, straightening, extensions, manicures. They do the proverbial "all."
Alina of the Jim Wayne Salon -- hair stylist and blow-out extraordinaire. You MUST go see this woman.
It's a great example of a very cool place, in a great location -- with genuinely warm and kind staff. Despite being in the heart of Beverly Hills, no one encountered an iota of snobbery. The staff asks you what you'd like, and doesn't tell you what they're going to do to you. Color and gloss by Wolf, cut, blow-dry and bright-red extension by Alina, manicure by Kim, wash by Roland. Teena had her hair cut by Homer, manicure by Kim, brows, too. Joelle had highlights by Debbie, cut and blow-dry by Alina, and brows. Organizer Alice had a gloss and cut by Jim Wayne -- face framingly lovely!
We munched on yummy pizza and cookies and drank fancy VOX Vodka drinks (ah, those berry Martinis!)
And in the end, everyone went away prettier and happier.
As Brentwood Magazine has said of the salon: The two-story loft is a gallery housing art and photography from local artists and also the home to proprietor and stylist Jim Wayne and color, extension and thermal straightening specialist “Wolf. ” Known to his celebrity clientele simply as Wolf, his flair for color has graced the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle and Elle.Wayne’s extensive training, and teaching at the Vidal Sassoon Academy has made the duo a hair force to be reckoned with, garnering the attention of Mischa Barton,Gretchen Mol, Carmen Electra and Kim Cattrall. But even those without celebrity status are treated like a star,“every person who walks into my salon get 110%,” Wayne says.
Jim Wayne Salon
9555 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4503
Phone: (310) 278-1191
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner: During the reception, their gigantic chocolate dessert buffet was accented with Swarovski's crystal flower note holders. The note holders were displayed with tags in front of each dessert. Mariska Hargitay used he same Swarovski crystal note holders in her wedding at the head table.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Christina Aguilera wore a colorful silk satin Yves St. Laurent dress in teal and white and red to the Shark Tale premiere in
Renee Zellweger chose a Carolina Herrera black and white 50s-inspired print dress, strapless, with a halter neck.
Angelina Jolie wore bright red pointy pumps with tight jeans and a bold shiny animal print Celine coat.
Missy Elliott went for the logo look, head to toe, wearing Christian Dior beige, red-accented logo hat, coat, shoes and purse.
Star Will Smith wore a black Ferragamo jacket, over a crisp white shirt and slacks.
Bejewled and fisherman-hatted Ludacris wore Tommy Hilfiger (white t-shirt, big pendant necklace and striped blue oversized shirt).
Sky Captain co-star Bai Ling wore a front knotted yellow shirt and ultra mini frayed denim skirt by Maggie Coloumbe to the Teen Vogue Awards.
Actress Melora Hardin attended the
Coming to BBC America: Two millionaire playboys - one self-made, the other born into money - join forces as an unlikely crime-fighting team in the 1971 adventure series The Persuaders, airing as part of BBC AMERICA's retro cool Friday night line-up from November 5, 2004 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) is a brash, street-smart American and self-made millionaire from New York. Lord Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) is an upper-crust member of the British Establishment, born into wealth and class - the very picture of social refinement.
Also: Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge) and Hugh Laurie (Stuart Little, Maybe Baby) star in a colorful and eccentric view of adult life and love in Victorian London as seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl in BBC AMERICA's original comic movie premiere. The Young Visiters [sic], premieres
Jim Broadbent, who is also executive producer, explains: "The story is told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl and is her naïve, but startlingly perceptive and very funny, view of the English class system, the foolishness of adults and the power that young, pretty girls have over men."
Fired Hires: 5W Public Relations (www.5wpr.com) announced today that Stacie J, just fired from The Apprentice had hired 5W Public Relations for media relations, and strategic communications, and Ronn Torossian, President & CEO of 5W Public Relations will personally serve as spokesperson for Stacie J. Initial plans include a media event at Stacie's Subway store in Harlem, plans for a clothing line, and a NYC "Meet Stacie J" event for marketing and promotions executives.
Former B-52’r on Sirius: Fred Schneider, frontman of the multi-platinum music group The B-52’s, will host a new program on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Party Out of Bounds with Fred Schneider will air on SIRIUS commercial-free music channel First Wave starting Friday, October 1. The program, a three-hour musical revelry that will include the best party songs from Fred’s vast collection of 60,000 vinyl albums and singles, will air every Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight ET.
From the Monolators: A little reminder that we're going to be playing at the Lava Lounge tonight (Tuesday) at . Cover is 5 smackers. For those of you who haven't been there before, it's at 1533
We'll be playing new material, including our questionable version of "Dancing Queen." So that should be somewhat interesting...
Eddie from Ohio: Eddie From Ohio—a Washington, DC band which loyal “Edhead” fans have been following for over 10 years—is gearing up for the October 19 release of their ninth album, THIS IS ME, on the band’s own Virginia Soul label (through Redeye Distribution).
It’s the first collaboration for the Washington, DC band—Julie Murphy Wells (vocals), Robbie Schaefer (guitar), Michael Clem (bass), Eddie Hartness (drums)--with producer Lloyd Maines, (Natalie's father, who won a Grammy® Award in 2002 for co-producing The Dixie Chicks’ multi-platinum HOME album).
Monday, September 27, 2004
To thank her bridesmaids, Spears gave them Swarovskis crystal photo frames. The bridesmaids received Swarovskis Leaves frame in either their traditional square or contemporary oval shape. These frames are surrounded by delicate green peridot, yellow chrysolite and clear crystal leaves.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Spears Wedding: Want the fashion scoop on the Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Nuptials? You got it!
Britney Spears and her fiancé Kevin Federline were married last Saturday at a private ceremony in
Spears' Wedding GownThe Bride’s custom designed wedding gown is a strapless, princess mermaid gown in a “golden latte” color. Lhuillier and Spears collaborated in designing the gown, made of 100% Silk Italian Peau di Soie. Pearl buttons cascade down the back into an ornate extravagant train of hand sewn intricate threadwork flowers and crystals. Hundreds of crystals and stones were delicately sewn encompassing the flowers of platinum and ivory silk threads. The design took months to conceive and a custom elaborate necklace and gloves were designed to match the gown.
Spears’ Wedding Veil
Spears wore Monique Lhuillier’s cathedral-length veil made of thousands of intricately placed crystals.
Spears’ Parting Mini-Dress
After the ceremony, Spears changed into a white high neck, cap sleeve lace mini dress with signature bare back.
Maid of Honor & Bridesmaids
The Maid of Honor wore a luxurious deep burgundy silk crepe back bias-cut sheath gown with criss-cross ties. Jamie Lynn Spears wore a custom deep burgundy bias-cut gown with draped neckline and criss-cross back. The remaining Bridesmaids wore deep burgundy halter bias-cut sheath gowns in crepe back satin.
Mother of the Bride
Lynn Spears wore a chocolate brown re-embroidered lace, deep v-neck fitted lace gown with mermaid skirt.
For the ceremony, the Flower Girl wore a lovely white silk and tulle ballerina style dress with burgundy accent sash.
Invitations & Place Settings
The bride and groom sent custom invitations and place cards that featured a splash of Swarovski’s newest generation of crystal components – XILION Crystals. These crystals have a unique cut that has been scientifically proven to attract more light refraction for more brilliance.
To thank her bridesmaids, Spears gifted them with Swarovski’s crystal photo frames. The bridesmaids received Swarovski’s Leaves frame in either their traditional square or contemporary oval shape. These frames are surrounded by delicate green peridot, yellow chrysolite and clear crystal leaves.
The reception’s flower arrangements featured many Swarovski’s multi-faceted Chandelier Crystals, large teardrop-shaped crystals.
All flower bouquets were infused with Swarovski’s multi-faceted Chandelier Crystals.
The groom and his fellow groomsmen wore Swarovski jet black crystal and platinum cufflinks with their formal attire. <>
Signature Cynthia Wolff diamond engagement ring - platinum double-banded fine ring in full micro pave of diamonds featuring a fancy cushion cut center stone set in a crown style diamond prong setting on two delicate diamond bands. The ring was entirely handmade.
Spears’ Wedding Band
Her micro-pave band has 3 rows of diamonds all the way around - very fine and delicate all handmade and set in platinum.
She wore a vintage comb tiara from
A new item from Cynthia Wolff for Holiday- an 18K white gold large diamond bangle with all scallop edge and open work. The diamonds featured in this bracelet make up a delicate Snowflake pattern.
Spears selected to wear Cynthia Wolff’s diamond stud “flapper style” earrings with a natural freshwater teardrop pearl, suspended by a fine chain.
Britney wore an Art Deco diamond watch, which is a Tiffany & Co. original from the 1920’s customized with a Cynthia Wolff one-of-a-kind diamond bracelet.
Federline’s Wedding Ring
This is also a Signature style by Cynthia Wolff - a wedding ring with a twist. This unique platinum "spinner" style ring (it's a ring on a ring that spins, all handmade) features 10 diamonds on the center ring.
The bridesmaids also wore sets of jewelry that matched their dresses – Signature rose gold necklaces paired with large ruby briolette teardrops and Signature rose gold earrings with large ruby briolette teardrops.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears tells PEOPLE Mag (who paid her $2 million to talk to them, it's said), that she doesn't have the marriage license (rumors claim that their lawyers couldn't agree on their pre-nup), but it's not a "fake" wedding as claimed by rival US Weekly. They got the license on Saturday and have 90 days to file. The original date they were to marry was October 19, 2004, but it was to set off the voracious media (which apparently doesn't include PEOPLE which was willing to shell out the big bucks). Guests at the wedding ate appetizers like hamburgers and chicken fingers (what's that they say about you can take the girl out of the honkey tonk, but not the honkey tonk out of the girl?). She says when she turns 23, she's ready to be a mom "I am so there," she says in her very articulate way.
Lynchian: David Lynch to Highlight National Peace Conference at
News Conference with All Speaker Sunday, September 26, •
Creating Peace Day Conference Sunday, September 26,
(See creatingpeace.mum.edu for schedule of events)
David Lynch, three-time Academy Award-nominated film director, to speak at Maharishi University of Management
Peace Conference Speakers
David Lynch—Award-winning film director of
Dr. Robert Muller—Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations
Dr. John Hagelin—Director of the
Dr. Maureen McCue—Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. Sue McGregor—Professor and Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at
A delicious organic vegetarian lunch will be served during the conference. For information and to register, please visit creatingpeace.mum.edu.
Celeb Watching: The following celebs were at the Emmy Party BeansTalk attended: this party include Laura Linney, Brooke Burke, George Lopez, Catherine Bell, Cloris Leachman, Fran Dresher, Kelsey Grammar, Hal Sparks, Rachel Boston, Tany Roberts, Roma Downey, Tom Green, Dave Foley, Gabrielle Union, Gary Cole, Gordon Clapp, JC Chazez, Eva Longoria, John Ratzenberger, John Schneider, Kaley Cuoco, Malina Williams, Hill Harper, Patricia Richardson, Ananda Lewis, Amy Davidson, Daphne Zuniga, "Kill Bill's" David Carradine and "Full House"/"Aladdin" star Scott Weigner.
Alligator Alley: LaCoste, once the staple of the early 80s preppy, is back in full swing. There’s a campaign currently at Neiman Marcus.
Maher Guests: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its second season with a new edition
New Jewels: Rosy Blue launches new jewelry brand in
After a test-launch in
ORRA will reflect the brand’s “Only Diamonds” offering. Diamonds used will be of the finest quality IF/VVS/ with Colors G/H. While the entry price point is 90 Euros, at the higher end it has handcrafted jewelry at 8800 - 12400 Euros.
The Indian consumer has become extremely discerning and ORRA aims to fill this gap with its premium diamond jewelry with international quality standards.
Keeping in view the Indian preferences, ORRA has introduced a complete new set of designs for the Indian market which are inspired by the rich heritage of
For more information: http://www.rosyblue.com
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Alias Actress Bejeweled: Jennifer Garner, who was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Agent Sydney Bristow in the ABC drama Alias, chose Chopard jewelry for the Emmys. To complement her lace evening gown, she selected two of Chopard’s beautiful black and white stackable diamond rings - each featuring 200 diamonds totaling 3.51 carats ($17,000 each).
Buffed Up Jack Nicholson: Creative Nail Design's Angi Wingle buffed Nicholson's nails to a high shine before he went front-row to check out daughter Jennifer Nicholson's fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week.
Erica Courtney at the Emmys:
Joan of Arcadia Emmy Nominated Actress Amber Tamblyn wore
Platinum and Diamond Morganite Pear Shaped Cross Drops on Gypsy Earrings and Anchor Earrings on Post Huggies
Platinum and Diamond Tiara Bracelet
Platinum and Diamond Kunzite Ring with Rose Gold Cross Overlay
Platinum and Diamond Oval Flower Cross Ring
Presenter Kathryn Morris from Cold Case wore
Gold and Diamond Open Flower Chandelier Hook Earrings
Gold and Garnet Ring
Gold and Diamond Tiara Ring
Entertainment Tonight Correspondent Maria Menounos wore
Platinum Rosecut Diamond Chandelier Earrings with Diamond Beads on Platinum Square Canary Diamond Earrings on Small Huggies
Platinum and Diamond Cushion Cut Charm on thin 20” platinum and Diamond bezel chain
Platinum and Radiant Cut Canary Diamond Ring
Actress Aisha Tyler from Emmy-Nominated Shows Friends and Last Comic Standing wore
Gold and Diamond Cross Necklace
Gold and Diamond Princess Cross Ear on Large Huggie
Heche Hair: Goody Products Creative Consultant, hairstylist Richard Marin, worked with actress Anne Heche to create a red carpet hairstyle inspired by the softer side of glamour. Heche’s golden locks were given waves reminiscent of the golden age of
More Leiber Lovers at the Emmys:
Judith Leiber was out in full force last night as 12 of this year’s attendees made Leiber their handbag of choice. Cynthia Nixon, Best Supporting Actress in a comedy, wore a camel painted python minaudiere with a gold metallic Nappa asymmetrical pump from Judith Leiber’s new
Darling Daisy: Actress and Pilates expert Daisy Fuentes showed attended the Redbook magazine Mothers & Shakers luncheon in an outfit by Pamella Roland: an ivory crepe shoulderless blouse with a scarf tie at the neck paired with an olive stretch tweed skirt with velvet accents.
Shaving Grace: The Hot Touch Facial Groomer has a tiny shaving coil at the tip, like the world’s smallest electric razor. It can be used anytime and anywhere. And when regrowth appears, the Facial Groomer whisks it away, too. In about five seconds, your target area won’t have a hair in the world.
Small enough to slip into a purse, backpack or locker, the Facial Groomer goes go everywhere. Look for the Hot Touch Facial Groomer at Target Stores and Walgreens (suggested retail price $9.95, includes a double-sided brow attachment) or at www.hottouchproducts.com.
George Mang Makes His Retail Debut Exclusively at JILL KOHL: Meet the Designer on
Sponsored by Pravda Vodka
“A powerful new documentary…” - Tavis Smiley, NPR
“It's tempting to compare filmmaker Greg Spotts with Michael Moore. Like that pugnacious documentarian, Spotts aims to champion the little guy…” - Seattle Times
“Stories of heartache and fear as jobs move overseas…His goal in making the movie was not to solve the problem, but to start a dialogue.” - CNN “Lou Dobbs Tonight”
“Offshoring: See The Movie...After several pals were laid off, he turned his lens to unemployed workers whose jobs had traveled abroad.” - BusinessWeek
“Poignant...” - US News & News Report
ACCLAIMED NEW POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY “AMERICAN JOBS” TO PREMIERE IN LOS ANGELES AT THE SILVER LAKE FILM FESTIVAL Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 3:15 p.m. SCREENING WILL FOLLOW THE PANEL DISCUSSION “POLITICS OF FILM” FEATURING FILMMAKER GREG SPOTTS AND OTHER NOTABLE POLITICAL DOCUMENTARIANS
Former MTV Producer Goes From Glitz To Grit In His Debut Political Documentary “American Jobs”: Personal Investigation Explores Loss Of American Jobs To Foreign Competition, Revealing Parallels Between Plant Closures And “Offshore Outsourcing”
First-time filmmaker/MTV Producer Greg Spotts returns to Los Angeles for the LA premiere of his acclaimed new political documentary “American Jobs” at the Silver Lake Film Festival. The result of a personal investigation that took Spotts to nineteen cities, the self-funded documentary “American Jobs” is now available for sale on DVD at www.americanjobsfilm.com.
"American Jobs" will be shown at ArcLight Cinemas as part of the Silver Lake Film Festival on Sunday, September 26 at . Immediately prior to the screening, Spotts will be joined fellow political filmmakers to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities of political documentary filmmakers as their films begin to compete with narrative features at the box-office.
“American Jobs” offers recently laid off garment workers, textile manufacturers, aerospace machinists, engineers, software developers, and computer programmers an opportunity to share their stories, and demonstrates how the NAFTA-inspired movement of manufacturing plants to low-wage countries established a template that is now being used to shift high-skilled white-collar work to
In his travels, Spotts chronicles the new perils faced by American families, as multinational corporations use “global sourcing” to replace middle-class Americans with lower-wage foreign labor. In the worker’s own words, the documentary reveals families left behind by the brave new world, facing bankruptcy, foreclosure, and no health insurance while they struggle to retrain for an uncertain future.
The Silver Lake Film Festival screening of “American Jobs” will take place:
Sunday, September 26 at 3:15 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Theater 13
6360 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $11.00 and may be purchased at the ArcLight Cinema box-office or at arclightcinemas.com
The panel discussion “Politics of Film” will take place before the screening and is included in the price of admission.
To view clips from the film, visit www.americanjobsfilm.com
Visit Spotts’ blog: http://americanjobsblog.typepad.com/main/
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: “American Jobs” began as a personal exploration of the widely reported “jobless recovery.” Disturbed by the news that three million American manufacturing jobs had disappeared between 2000 and 2003, Spotts, 36, took six months off from his job as a freelance television producer and hit the road with a video camera.
From January to June 2004, Spotts traveled alone to over nineteen cities and towns in eight states, interviewing workers in their homes. His film offers the workers an opportunity to share their stories, and demonstrates how the NAFTA-inspired movement of manufacturing plants to low-wage countries established a template that is now being used to shift high-skilled white-collar work to
The Silver Lake Film Festival screening marks the continuation of a ninety-day speaking tour that began in the small manufacturing town of
Quiet Riot on DVD: Quiet Riot – 89’ Live in
Party All Night
Stay With Me Tonight
Run To You
The Wild And The Young
Coppin' A Feel
King Of The Hill
Cum On Feel The Noise
Bonus Video - "Stay With Me."
Running time 50 minutes
Audio: 5.1 surround
Friday’s Style Lounge: STYLE LOUNGE Befitting HEAL THE BAY DJ Gary Dourdan (CSI). As mentioned, we dropped by Chez Dean. A partial list of Celebrities who attended: Gary Dourdan (CSI), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Courtney Peldon (
The event took place from to Thursday, Septemer 16, 2004 and
Celebrities were treated to complimentary services including hair styling by Chaz Dean, manicures, straight shaves by True Gentlemen, airbrush tanning by
Monday, September 20, 2004
No, He Did NOT Get It At A Thrift Store: Everwood actor Gregory Smith wore a TRUNK LTD. T-shirt - a crew neck, featuring The Doors Lizard King from 1971 in carbon (a grey-black) to the Entertainment Weekly Magazine Pre-Emmy Party September 19, 2004.
Allison Janney (in silk chiffon by Monique Lhuillier),
Jamie Lynn Seigler (in Monique Lhuillier),
Lorraine Bracco (in super sheer, fitted halter, custom-made gown by Douglas Hannant), Cheryl Hines (in an aqua ruffled gown by Norma LeMain),
Stockard Channing (in a deep teal detailed gown),
Mariska Hargitay (in Vera Wang) and
Jennifer Aniston (the former "Friend" wore a very pale green, strapless Channel gown and Fred Leighton earrings) were notable.
Both Sarah Jessica Parker and Edie Falco (both of HBO winning series) chose black with ruffled tulle. Falco's was by Randolph Duke and Parker's was Chanel Couture.
Colors in general (Patricia Heaton in her rainbow-colored Elie Saab -- carrying a Lana Marks bag and wearing Tony Duquette jewelry, and Heather Locklear in her sari-inspired halter gown represented all colors) were popular, as were slits, deep V-necks and satin silk.
Kim Catrall (in Pamella Rolland),
Jorja Fox (in lingerie-style vintage by Christian Dior from The Paperbag Princess), Daphne Zuniga (in a floaty chiffon, tiered ruffled gown),
NYPD Blue's Linda Park (in deep pink, also lingerie style) and
Debra Messing (in Michael Kors) were in shades of pink (the latter in a more coral color).
Black remains popular, as seen on Megan Mullally (in Lhuillier),
Barbara Walters (in Donna Karan),
Portia de Rossi (in Givenchy, with a Diane Von Furstenberg for H. Stern bracelet), Laura Linney (in Prada, with Cathy Waterman jewelry and Manolo Blahnik sandals), Anne Heche (in Giorgio Armani),
Kristin Davis (in Prada beaded corset style gown),
Drea de Matteo (in vintage from The Paperbag Princess) .
Ellen Degeneres' black tux was by Viktor & Rolf.
Joely Richardson and Jennifer Garner both wore white, but what a difference as the Nip/Tuck star wore a fitted, slit cut-to-there white satin silk with rhinestone brooch accent at the hip, and Garner wore a fluffy large lace ensemble (complete with black sash belt). Garner's dress, as demore as it appeared from the front, was nearly backless, showing off her shoulder blades.
Mary Steenburgen and Diane Sawyer both chose ivory, but Mrs. Ted Danson, opted for a fitted, halter-topped, low cut dress cut into fringe below the hips and Sawyer a high necked, sleeveless ensemble. Felicity Huffman also wore a more traditional straight-ahead ivory gown (her husband William H. Macy wore a tux from Brooks Brothers).
Strapless was popular (I wore it, but to quote Julie Jordan "No one is ever going to mistake you for one of them) --
Amy Yasbeck (in gold Giorgio Armani),
Marlo Thomas (in ivory),
Janel Maloney (in bright Big Bird yellow by Vera Wang; her hair was done by Laurent D. of Prive, btw),
Jane Kaczmarek (in a unique floral and dot printed Randi Rahm gown with Tony Duquette jewelry) and
Teri Hatcher (in a printed Elie Saab) all wore the style.
Long-sleeves were worn by Bonnie Hunt (in a lavender off-the-shoulder gown), Barbara Walters, Meryl Streep and Mullaly.
Melina Kanakaredes (in Giorgio Armani), winner Mary Louise Parker and Sharon Stone had peek-a-boo parts on their dresses (Kanakaredes in bright red, Parker in chocolate and Stone in pink Elie Saab).
Amber Tamblyn, in a deep burgundy red gown with pink edging accents was very vampy in her poses for the photogs. She wore jewelry by Erica Courtney.
Richardson, Walters, and Cynthia Nixon (in chocolate Chaiken) wore single-shoulder style gowns and Di Rossi's neckine was asymetrical.
Star Jones wore Fred Leighton jewelry and talked endlessly about her wedding on the pre-Emmy E! show, which she hosted (she's still an improvement over Joan Rivers). Jones wore a Mark Bouwer dress in gold (also the color Maria Menounos wore, perhaps a "host" fave).
Although Mischa Barton, fast rising Fashionista, also wore gold, hers a very 20s-inspired gown by Maggie Norris.
On the hair front, Messing, Linney and Di Rossi took their cue from 40s-siren Veronica Lake, wearing their hair down and just over one eye. There weren't many fussy hairdos, despite the high glamour.
Diamonds were everywhere (see stories below in previous entries), and chandelier earrings are still popular -- Aniston, Walters, Falco and Garner all wore them.
As for the awards themselves, there were little surprises there, too. Sentimental favorites, as their series have bade goodbye (not to say they weren't worthy) include winners Parker, Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, as well as Parker's castmate Nixon (one of the "Sex and the City" girls was bound to win, as they were all nominated).
Many actresses were looking particularly refreshed, almost to the point of being unrecognizable. They had the "she looks like someone, but I can't quite say who" look. Of course, we would never say who.
H. STERN SHINES AT THE EMMYS
For the first time ever to be seen on the red-carpet, Portia Di Rossi sparkled in The Diane von Furstenberg by H.Stern collection -- Love Knot Earrings: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $16,000; Sutra Bracelet in Diamonds: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $120,000; Power Ring: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $13,500
Additionally, the following nominees and presenters wore H.Stern at the 56th Annual Emmy Awards:
Melina Kanakaredes: Legacy Bracelet:
Marlee Matlin: Spring Earrings: 18 green tourmalines set in 18k yellow gold, $5,400; Lizard Bracelet: 18k yellow gold, $3,200.
Teri Hatcher: Floral Diamond Earrings: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $37,000; Virtuose Ring: smoky quartz set in 18k noble gold, $1,100; Top Diamond Bracelet: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $46,000.
Reporting the Emmy Awards from the red-carpet, Mary Alice Stephenson also wore H.Stern: Cobblestones ring: 2 crystals set in 18k noble gold with diamond accents, $1,700.
The following attended Emmy parties, wearing H.Stern:
Marsha Thomason: Deco Earrings: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $12,500; Deco Bracelet: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $15,000; Deco Necklace: diamonds set in 18k white gold, $14,500
Shannon Lucio: Dots Earrings: white and cognac diamonds set in 18k white gold, $790; Dots necklace: white and cognac diamonds set in 18K white gold, $2,500.
“All my life I have collected fine jewelry…I am passionate about it,” says Diane von Furstenberg. “It was always a dream to be involved in designing jewelry but it had to be with the right company. I spotted H.Stern more than 20 years ago, for their very fine quality, workmanship and designs. I approached them, and finally seduced them...I wanted to work with them and am VERY excited about this collaboration,” she concludes.
Sunday, September 19, 2004
The Junior Drake bag which was the Entertainment Tonight/People Magazine party gift bag -- filled to the brim. See story below.
Jamie Lyn Seigler Discala in a green gown from Monique Lhuillier. The sage green satin bias cut gown features antiqued crystal tulle halter strap.
Handbag designer, JUNIOR DRAKE created a one-of-a-kind couture leather tote bag exclusively for the party. The favorite of celebs such as
The exclusive Junior Drake Emmy party bag featured the latest beauty, personal and lifestyle products including Body Drench Sea Foam Body Scrub, Alterna Pro Haircare's Hemp Shine Spray, Barielle Foot Cream, Bed Head Hard to Get Styling Wax, Bed Head Big Fat Fun Eye Pencil, Brasilian Roots Sterling Silver Earrings, Jeunesse Face Serum and Eye Cream by Chamonix, Celestial Seasonings Tea Tin, EarthScience Men's Shaving Cream, Heide's Butter Mints, Diane Von Furstenberg Lipstick, Hot Kiss Briefs, Keane and Snow Patrol CDs - Interscope Records.
And that isn't all! Le Petit Ecolier cookies, L'Occitane 4-pack Soap, $30 Mystic Tan certificate, "Frasier Final Season" DVD, mini bottle of Patron Tequila, Murad Day Reform Treatment, People's Star Tracks Photo Book, gift certificate for two smoothies from Robek's, KPAK Shampoo and Conditioner, ICE Gripper Spray Wax, ICE Controller Gel, certificate for five days of meal delivery from Susan's Healthy Gourmet, Glitter Make-Up Trio from Tony and Tina and Trampoline Records Greatest Hits CD.The special menu created by Asia De Cuba executive chef Christian Plotczyk included rare steak, salmon, their famous Calamari salad, Asian Salad, Chicken and Vegetable Salads. Yum.
They also had a "Beauty Bar" sponsored by Revlon -- it featured tons of Revlon product, free for the taking -- they had little white chiffon bags you could fill up with lipstick, mascara, gloss, eyeshadow, and more.
Who Carried Judith Leiber Handbags at the Emmys
Cynthia Nixon (handbag and shoes)
Portia De Rossi
Drea DeMatteo, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series has selected a beautiful black chiffon 1930’s gown from the vintage retail boutique The Paper Bag Princess. The gown features short sleeves and gold embroidery along the neckline and around the waist. She’ll complete her look with a vintage black beaded handbag with gold embroidery, also from The Paper Bag Princess.
Teri Hatcher will be presenting an award this evening wearing a gown by Elie Saab Couture at the 56th Annual Emmy Awards. She’ll wear a white strapless gown with black and gold splatter-paint detail. The gown is part of Elie Saab Couture’s newest Autumn/Winter 2004 Collection.
Pamella Roland On the Red Carpet
Kim Cattrall – Sex & The City
Kim Cattrall, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy will hit the red carpet on Sunday night in a pale pink evening gown, from the runway from Pamella’s Spring 2005 fashion show. She’s selected a silk chiffon slip gown featuring delicate pink beading with marabou feather accents.
Beth Littleford – Method & Red
The actress, currently starring on Fox’s summer comedy Method & Red, is attending the ceremony with her Emmy-nominated husband, producer of the reality hit Last Comic Standing. She’s selected a chocolate brown plunging v-neck jersey halter gown, accented at the waist in sumptuous satin.
Sofia Milos – CSI:
She’ll attend Emmy parties in an ivory silk charmeuse gown with side cutouts.
WHO: SHARON STONE, The Practice
Kwiat Diamonds at the Shrine
WHAT: Kwiat’s shoulder-grazing chandelier earrings with five-skinny drops and a diamond right-hand ring
WHO: KIM CATTRALL, Sex and the City
WHAT: Kwiat diamond bow brooch sewed onto a silver handbag
WHO: MARIA MENOUNOUS, Entertainment Tonight
WHAT: Stuart Weitzman shoes adorned with $100,000 worth of Kwiat Diamonds
WHO: TERI HATCHER, Desperate Housewives
WHAT: Kwiat Swirl earrings, Deco bracelet, Vintage brooch and Right-Hand Ring
WHO: JESSICA WALTER, Arrested Development
WHAT: Kwiat long drop earrings and jasmine bracelet
WHO: KIM DICKENS, Deadwood
WHAT: Kwiat drop earrings, open-link bracelet, and ring
WHO: JANN CARL, Entertainment Tonight
WHAT: Kwiat yellow gold and ruby brooch
WHO: STEVEN COJOCARU, Entertainment Tonight
WHAT: Kwiat Medusa brooch in yellow gold, emeralds, and diamonds