Friday, October 29, 2004

Tunes, Tours, Beauty and Digs

Season Finale: Don't forget this Sunday, Halloween, October 31, 2004, at 10 p.m. : The season finale of the delightful "Dead Like Me."

Wright Christmas:
For the first time in seven years, multi-platinum artist Danny Wright releases a Christmas album titled An Intimate Christmas. This release from Atlantic Records/ATCO includes his piano interpretations of Christmas classics as well as some originals. Wright will be performing on November 12 & 13, 2004 at Milan Gallery in Fort Worth, TX . His single “Carol of the Bells” is being worked to Smooth Jazz radio.

Touring Peru: Boasting a 2000-mile desert coastline, mountains with peaks ranging over 20,000 feet and the world’s largest tropical rainforest, Peru is a country of indisputable beauty and diversity. On Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Travel Channel chief correspondent Peter Greenberg joins Peru’s President Alejandro Toledo for a royal tour of this majestic land in Travel Channel’s "Peru: The Royal Tour."

This whirlwind tour of Peru begins in the Presidential Palace in Lima, where the president shares with Peter the incredible story of how he, one of 16 children, became the first descendent of the Incas to be elected president.

The tour is jump-started as Peter and President Toledo are whisked away via presidential jet to the northern coastal city of Trujillo. In this traditional fishing village, Peter and the president take a dip in the Pacific with the locals and try some authentic Peruvian cuisine before heading on to their next destination.

Soon enough, the duo board a helicopter bound for the Amazon city of Iquitos, where a hundred-mile climb upriver reveals a remote indigenous community. Here, they’re greeted by President Toledo’s wife, the first lady of Peru, Eliane Karp, and welcomed by the native community with traditional dancing. And Later, Peter and the president are given a quick lesson in using “poison darts” and get up close and personal with a boa constrictor.

Next, they’re off to the city of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where Peter will ride the rapids and “paddle for his life” -- literally.

Later, Peter and President Toledo ride by helicopter to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Climbing the renowned Inca Trail on foot, 2,500 meters above sea level, they catch a bird’s-eye view of the magical Inca ruins.

The journey continues as Peter and the president swim with sea otters in Caracas, ride Peruvian horses and sand buggies across the desert and finally, visit the president’s beloved hometown in the towering Andes Mountains.

In just five days, Peter and President Toledo will swim in the sparkling Pacific, witness the endless green of the Amazon rainforest and take in the sights of the majestic Andes. Along the way, viewers will witness the breathtaking ruins of ancient civilizations and meet the descendents who live to tell their stories.

PERU: THE ROYAL TOUR is an original production of Check Six Productions. The executive producer is Peter Greenberg. For Check Six Productions, Jon Lapidese is the supervising producer and John Armstrong is the director. For the Travel Channel, the executive producer is Bill Margol. Visit Travel Channel on the Web at

Paige Turner: Ashley Paige, swimwear designer, debuted her Spring/Summer 2005 collection during Mercedes-Benz fashion week at Smashbox Studios. The theme was “Redneck Riviera.” The Ashley Paige collection included signature one-of-a-kind crocheted bikinis paired with cowboy boots, and Ashley’s debut of crocheted dresses and bustiers. For the first season, the swimwear collection featured more traditional nylon/lycra suits trimmed in her signature crochet. Paige, an animal rights activist, allowed some of the models to saunter down the runway holding dogs that were up for adoption. Celebrity stylists, Hollywood insiders and celebrities turned out to view the collection. Celebrities in attendance included: Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Samaire Armstrong and Bai Ling. Kimberly Stewart was also in attendance and walked the runway in Ashley Paige designs. Head hairstylist Brian Bowman for Redkin styled the soft and flowing curls. Makeup was directed by Sharon Gault for Bodyography. The show was sponsored by Bikini Touch and California Tan. Jewelry provided by Christy Martin and sunglasses provided by Von Zipper.

Prive Styles For Fashion Week: The Prive team, headed by Tami Jensen and Deanna, will style the shows of seven of LA’s most progressive design houses, 2 B Free, Kate O’Connor, Iron, True Meaning, Frankie B, Sheri Bodell, and Da-Nang.

The Prive team clients include Jewel, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Kim Catrall, Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Denise Richards, Tea Leoni, Paul McCartney and Adrian Brody.

Their Style Sked:

Monday, October 25th Thursday, October 27th

2 B Free Smashbox Studios

1111 Sierra Alta Way Stage One

10 PM 11 AM

Tuesday, October 26th Frankie B

Kate O’Conner Smashbox Studios

Smashbox Studios Main Tent

Stage One 9 PM

7 PM

Friday, October 28th

Iron Sheri Bodell

Smashbox Studios Smashbox Studios

Lightbox Main Tent

8 PM


Smashbox Studios

Stage One

7 PM

From Daily Variety: By Michael Learmonth, regarding of the new “Life & Style Weekly,” which Bauer Publishing launched this week:

Thin editorial is as much a Bauer trademark as thin advertising. 'In Touch,' for example, relies heavily on paparazzi photographs and appears to lack access to many of the big-name stars it covers. Instead, the magazine calls in experts to opine on what might be going through Britney Spears' head during her surprise wedding and brazenly lifts quotes from other publications. Boehle says the magazine has no dictum against paying for sources but rarely does so, and the magazine is upfront about guaranteeing celebrities positive treatment.

The Wire: Episode #32: "Back Burners"

<> Debut date: Sunday, November 7, 2004 (9:05-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: Nov. 9 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.) and 13 (12:25 a.m.) HBO2 playdate: Nov. 8 (10:00 p.m.) and 19 (11:00 p.m.)

Herc (Domenick Lombardozzi) discovers a blast from the past, which he belatedly reveals to his ex-colleagues. Daniels (Lance Reddick) blows a gasket over the real reason the detail was reassigned to the Western District. Donette (Shamyl Brown) tells Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) that Brianna (Michael Hyatt) knows about McNulty's (Dominic West) visit.

Bubbles (Andre Royo) makes a sales call and finds Johnny (Leo Fitzpatrick) during the long, strange trip. Omar (Michael K. Williams) grapples with guilt. Greggs (Sonja Sohn) stumbles into Cheryl (Melanie Nichols-King), forcing them to confront the realities of their relationship. Carver (Seth Gilliam) announces a new tax initiative to help the unemployed. After a traffic

Stop turns bad, Colvin (Robert Wisdom) is forced to explain Amsterdam to members of the detail. Bunk (Wendell Pierce) receives a gift-wrapped surprise, while a single cell phone allows Freamon (Clarke Peters) to begin mapping out a communications network for the Barksdale organization. Councilman Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) confronts Mayor Royce (Glynn Turman) after learning nothing has been done about the witness protection issue. McNulty tracks Terri (Brandy Burre) to Washington, where he discovers the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship. Marlo (Jamie Hector) dispatches a drive-by on a Barksdale corner from the calm of his pigeon coop. Teleplay by Joy Lusco Kecken; story by David Simon & Joy Lusco Kecken; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Family Bonds: Episode #7: "Whipped"

<> Debut date: Sunday, November 7, 2004 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: Nov. 9 (3:05 a.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (10:30 p.m.) and 26 (9:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Nov. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (8:30 p.m.) and 19 (8:00<> p.m.)

Flo and the family plan a surprise baby shower for Dana. Tom gets sentimental with All City's 15-year-old recovery van. Dawn sees the doctor about her lypo results. A rift in the business erupts between Tom and Jimmy.

Episode #8: "The Rise of Dough Boy"

Debut date: Sunday, November 14, 2004 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Nov. 17 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (10:30 p.m.) and 26 (10:00 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Nov. 15 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (8:30 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)

A fake phone number sends the All City team to Oceanside in an attempt to serve a forfeiture notice. At his wife's urging, Tom goes to the doctor to get a stress test, while Chris heads to the gym for a kickboxing workout and looks for love through a dating service. To the delight of his family, Tom discovers that birthday surprises sometimes come in small packages.

Episode #9: "Birth of a Relation"

<> Debut date: Sunday, November 21, 2004 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Nov. 23 (2:05 a.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.) and 26 (10:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Nov. 22 (11:00 p.m.) and 26 (8:30 p.m.), and Dec. 3 (8:00 p.m.)

Tom sees a hypnotist in an attempt to flush his "butt" habit for good, and loses his control with Chris in a nic fit over the office supplies. Dana and Nick meet with a pregnancy advisor to discuss birth options. The All City team hunts down a forger, braving his wild menagerie in the dead of night. The whole family gathers to welcome the newest "relation" when Dana goes into labor two and a half weeks early.

Episode #10: "It's a Wonderful Wife"

<> Debut date: November 28, 2004 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Nov. 30 (2:20 a.m.), and Dec. 1 (11:00 p.m.) and 3 (10:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Nov. 29 (11:00 p.m.), and Dec. 3 (8:30 p.m.)

Flo and her sisters swap recipes for a happy marriage. Tom looks into replacements for Flo's lost engagement and wedding rings. Chris goes on a date with "great expectations." Dana celebrates motherhood by going bottle blond, but worries about leaving her baby to go back to school. Putting his foot down, Tom reminds Nick of a promise he made when he married Dana. After tracking down a fugitive-cum-livery cab driver, the Evangelistas prep the house for Christmas in the most festive fashion, and take a break to enjoy the holidays.