Friday, September 30, 2005

Gena Rowlands, Kate Hudson in Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key on DVD

Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Raising Helen) stars in The Skeleton Key, coming to DVD and VHS November 15, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In The Skeleton Key, director Iain Softley (K-Pax) delivers a tale about the world of magic, conjure and sacrifice - rituals rooted in ancient tradition, but still practiced today. The DVD has more than 20 minutes of never-before-released scenes from the film, as well as bonus features.

Written by suspense writer Ehren Kruger (The Ring), The Skeleton Key centers on Caroline Ellis (Hudson), a young nurse working in a decrepit plantation house in the ominous Louisiana backwoods. Caroline is hired by the mysterious mistress of the house, Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), to care for her husband Ben (John Hurt) who was left bedridden and unable to speak by a debilitating stroke. Using a skeleton key that opens all the doors in the labyrinthine mansion, Caroline is horrified to discover the house conceals a blood-curdling secret. The key to escaping may lie in the attic but, if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real. The DVD is priced at $29.98.

Bonus Features

Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Iain Softley

Behind the Locked Door - Making The Skeleton Key: A behind-the-scenes making of The Skeleton Key that includes interviews with Director Iain Softley, Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, and John Hurt.

Exploring Voodoo/Hoodoo: Explore the symbols, chants, and history of hoodoo, and the religion of voodoo.

Kate Hudson's Ghost Story: Kate Hudson tells a ghost story from her past.

Recipe & Ritual: Making the Perfect Gumbo

Blues in the Bayou: Music Supervisor Sara Lord and Director Iain Softley discuss the roots and history of bluegrass music and how its spirituality adds suspense to the film.

Life: Learn the true history of Plantation Life through interviews with plantation owners Stan and Irma Waguespack and Norman Marmillion.

Casting The Skeleton Key: Through interviews with cast and filmmakers, we discover why the actors chose to play these characters.

John Hurt's Story: John Hurt reads a disturbing excerpt from the book Voices from Slavery.

A House Called Felicity: Through interviews with cast and crew, we discover how the film's locations were chosen.

Gena's Love Spell: Gena Rowlands shows the viewer a voodoo spell that will create love and friendship.

Audio Commentary with Director Iain Softley


Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson), a twenty-five-year-old hospice nurse, takes a job in a remote antebellum mansion in the Louisiana Delta. She is hired by Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), an elderly, eccentric Southern belle to care for Violet's bed-ridden, mute husband, Ben Devereaux (John Hurt). Caroline is fascinated by her enigmatic and secretive employers and their moldering manor, but a burning sense of foreboding leads her to suspect that Ben's illness is somehow connected to the mysterious goings-on she witnesses. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door in the rambling house, she is determined to uncover their secrets. The unspeakable evil she discovers threatens her life and leads to an unforgettable and shocking ending.

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Director: Iain Softley
Written By: Ehren Kruger
Produced By: Daniel Bobker, Iain Softley, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Director of Photography: Dan Mindel
Production Designer: John Beard
Edited By: Joe Hutshing, ACE
Costume Designer: Louise Frogley
Original Music By: Edward Shearmur
Cast: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard

Street Date: November 15, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $29.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 25850 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 25851 (Full-Frame)
Running Time: 1 Hour 44 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer (single sided)
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Full-Frame (1.33:1)
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Captions; English; Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1/Subtitles; French Dolby Digital 5.1/Subtitles.
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Diaz Chooses Two U.K. Designers

Actress Cameron Diaz, who stars in Twentieth Century Fox's 'In Her Shoes,' arrives at the movie's Los Angeles premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Los Angeles. UK fashion designer Roland Mouret was pleased to dressed her for the LA premiere of “In Her Shoes.” Diaz chose a pair of black stretch felt trousers and signature black waiste restrainer to reinforce the look of Roland’s structured silhouette. This look is from Roland Mouret’s Autumn/Winter 2005 collection. Roland Mouret recently debuted his Spring/Summer 2006 collection during Olympus New York Fashion Week. Diaz also wore a ring by luxury U.K jewelry designer Stephen Webster, from Webster’s “Crystal Haze” Collection. The yellow gold ring features red coral and quartz surrounded by diamonds; $5,800.

Actress Cameron Diaz (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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Thursday, September 29, 2005


X Marks the Spot

You may have heard about a recent event in which some well-known party-loving starlets walked out of – because there wasn’t a VIP room.

Well, one other option is the private membership, invite only, traveling club, Xenii. More details can be found at

Last week Tony Schubert’s Event Eleven transformed Sunset Stage Studio's into The World of 007 For Xenii Members.

Lindsey Lohan, Leonardo di Caprio (without Giselle), Nick Lachey (without Jessica Simpson), Lukas Haas, WilmerValderrama, Alec Baldwin, and Mischa Barton’s recent ex Brandon Davis attended. Posted by Picasa

Booty Parlor products

Booty Down

Booty Parlor,, the creation of husband and wife team, Charlie and Dana Myers, has launched. From melt chocolate body fondue to lip gloss, lingerie, bubble bath, and yes toys, Booty Parlor offers all the tools one needs for a little down time fun!

Booty Parlor is like a traditional beauty parlor - but for women’s sex lives….and for the men in their lives/ With a branded line of cosmetics, lingerie, LoveKits and sex toys, Booty Parlor is reinventing the way women shop for “bedroom accessories” by taking them out of the adult stores and into a friendly cosmetic-counter styled shopping experience.

From its online website, to at-home Booty Parlor parties and trunk shows, Booty Parlor is creating environments where women can shop, indulge and socialize, as well as pamper themselves with the company’s original range of high quality sexy merchandise. In addition to individual items that make women feel gorgeous and sexy, Booty Parlor also creates unique “LoveKits” which are luxury themed gift boxes, designed to help add a little something extra in the bedroom. A special “mini-book” pertaining to each kit’s theme, is included in every kit.

What Are Celebs Saying?

“This is THE best idea for a company. It is so fun! I think every girl should have a Booty Parlor party – I know that I’m having one!” Jennifer Love-Hewitt

“I think there is nothing sexier than women wanting to own their sexuality. Booty Parlor is so creative. If only I had a girlfriend …” Wilmer Valderrama

Other celebrity fans include, Angelina Jolie, Teri Hatcher, Jessica Alba, and Natasha Henstridge.

Women are Ready For Booty Parlor

In a post Sex and the City world, and with everyone from Oprah to the stars of the popular TV show Desperate Housewives openly talking about the importance of a healthy and satisfying sex life, the way women think about sex is changing. American women are ready for a sexy, sophisticated company that understands what they need, and with Booty Parlor, they finally have a place that fits their lifestyle, that can give them exactly what they want in a way that’s fun and familiar.

Booty Parlor is set to dominate the market in terms of offering female friendly sexy products and accessories, first with the launch of its website, and soon to be followed by home parties and retail outlets later this year. Posted by Picasa

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Dora the Explorer and friends

New Dora Adventures

Dora and Her Friends Journey to Fun-Filled Places Including a Royal Birthday Party,
A Sunny Day at the Beach and Into a Big Book of Nursery Rhymes in Episode Premieres

Dora the Explorer, the number-one preschool show on commercial television, will take preschoolers on a week of exciting, brand-new adventures beginning Monday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m. (all times ET/PT). The four new episodes will roll-out Monday, October 3 – Thursday, October 6, at 10:30 a.m., and will encore the next morning at 9 a.m. The week will culminate with a Dora the Explorer marathon on Friday, October 7, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The premiere week schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m. – “A Crown for King Bobo

Dora and Boots set out to help King Juan el Bobo find his lost crown, so they can all go to his Mami’s birthday party. The friends take a silly adventure that finds them singing to the snapping crocodiles, running past a fountain without getting splashed and saying ‘banana pants’ to wild turkeys to make them laugh. In the end, King Bobo remembers everything and makes it to Mami’s party just in time.

Tuesday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. – “Dora Had a Little Lamb

Dora and Boots jump into a big book of Nursery Rhymes to help Mary find her lost, little lamb. Along the way to Mary’s house, Dora, Boots, and the Little Lamb pick pickled peppers with Peter Piper, help the Itsy Bitsy Spider climb up the water spout, ride a cow over the moon and put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Wednesday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m. – “The Mixed-Up Seasons

Dora and Boots are having a great summer day at the beach, but suddenly they encounter a strange sight. There is a snowman at the beach! The snowman will melt if they don’t hurry and take him home to winter, so Map lays out all four seasons and off they go. Rescuing other misplaced creatures like a flower in winter, a Jack-O-Lantern in spring and a crab in fall, they take a colorful adventure across the seasons to bring the snowman home.

Thursday, October 6, at 10:30 a.m. – “Best Friends

Best Friends Day is a special day for best friends to play together. Dora and Boots decide to meet for a picnic to celebrate – Boots is bringing chocolate and Dora is bringing yummy strawberries. They need help in their journey to Rainbow Rock, where they have a picnic and share strawberries dipped in chocolate.

Friday, October 7, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Dora the Explorer Marathon

Encore presentations of “A Crown for King Bobo,” “Dora Had a Little Lamb,” “The Mixed-Up Seasons,” “Best Friends” and several other episodes of Dora the Explorer.

Dora the Explorer, which airs at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays on Nick Jr. and weekends on CBS (check local listings), is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora, a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.

In every episode, Dora and Boots invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem. Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. In each episode, Dora teaches a Spanish word or phrase to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.

Dora the Explorer was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh and Eric Weiner. Gifford serves as executive producer, with Walsh as co-executive producer and Weiner as producer and head writer.

Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. (ET/PT) and weekends on CBS (check local listings). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.’s Emmy, Peabody and Parents’ Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative, original shows created just for them.

Nickelodeon, now in its 26th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 89 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for ten consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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More than 150 dogs and other animals were evacuated from an animal hospital after their owners had left town without them. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)

Rescued Pups

From one of our favorite websites

In the weeks since Hurricane Katrina hit, hundreds of lost or abandoned pets from the Gulf region have been evacuated and flown to animal shelters around the U.S. where they can be cared for until they are reunited with their previous owners or adopted by new ones.

The picture displayed above, taken by photographer Carolyn Cole, captures one such evacuation in progess, although it shows dogs being transported by bus rather than airplane. The image was published by the Los Angeles Times on 1 September 2005, with a caption describing it thusly: "Over 150 dogs and other animals were evacuated from an animal hospital after their owners had left town without them."

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Melissa Joan Hart from ABC's long-running Sabrina

"Witchiest" Marathon

The N, the nighttime network for teens, celebrates Halloween all weekend long with mini-marathons featuring the network’s “witchiest” stars that fans love to hate, from Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m. (ET) through Sunday, October 30 at 6 a.m. (ET).

On “The Biggest Witches Of The N Marathon,” teens will relive the most jaw-dropping, catty moments of their favorite shows including: Degrassi: The Next Generation, Instant Star, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Moesha and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Below are some highlights of The N’s Halloween marathon:

Instant Star: Sadie

Friday, October 28 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Watch Sadie’s “witchiest” moments in three back-to-back episodes of Instant Star.

Degrassi: Paige

Friday, October 28 from 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Paige gets “witchy” in three favorite episodes of Degrassi.

Moesha: Alicia

Friday, October 28 from 10:30 p.m.12:00 a.m (ET)

Moesha’s terror-rific roommate, Alicia, shows her most frightening side in three back-to-back Moesha episodes.

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

Saturday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Watch a mini-marathon featuring The N’s favorite witch, Sabrina.

Instant Star: Eden

Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Jude’s nemesis Eden gets her time to shine in three back-to-back episodes of Instant Star.

Degrassi: Manny

Saturday, October 29 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (ET)

Watch Manny’s “witchiest” moments in a Degrassi mini-marathon.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hilary

Sunday, October 30 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Don’t miss three back-to-back episodes of Will’s totally clueless cousin, Hilary.

The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 45 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network’s web site The N airs everyday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fruits & Passion's Aromachology


Fruits & Passion's new collection, Aromachology: Aromachology means “a sense of well-being derived from the use of essential oils”. While aromatherapy is a type of medical treatment, aromachology is a pleasant alternative for creating a gentle and natural effect on the body and psyche. We have selected superior quality essential oils from all over the world.

An essential oil is the aromatic extract taken directly from the plant. We also say that it is the plant’s soul. It is precious, rare and must be used sparingly. There are 17 products in the line.

Grooming tips

To Enhance Hair Shine:

Tired of dry, brittle looking hair? Ultra shiny hair is just a couple of essential oil drops away without the greasy hair look. Add two drops of Aromachology Peppermint Essential Oil and 2 drops of Aromachology Rosemary Essential Oil in a portion of your conditioner. Mix in the palm of the hand, wash, and let sit for approximately 3 minutes. Then rinse.

For Acne:

With the cold of winter, your skin is already dry enough. Don't make it worse with harsh acne creams and treatments. Clear blemishes the pure and natural way by customizing skin care routines and favorite skin care products to help heal and ward off acne.
o Soak the tip of a cotton tip (Q-Tip) with 1 drop of Aromachology Maleleuca Essential Oils. Apply directly to blemishes 2 to 3 times per day until disappearance.
o Apply a facial mask 1 to 2 times per week with 2 drops of Aromachology Fine Lavender Essential Oil and 2 drops of Maleleuca Essential Oil per mask portion. (preferably a clay mask)
o Add 10 drops of Aromachology Maleleuca Essential Oil and 10 drops of Fine Lavender Essential Oil, and 5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil to your container of moisturizer (approx. 50ml).

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Jennifer Garner

Garner Glows in Nom

Jennifer Garner wears the NOM Signature Corduroy Skirt One of the 3 she recently purchased on a NOM Shopping Spree. Garner wears: Cord skirt D-ring and pearl snap details. Falls above knee. 100% cotton corduroy. Dry clean. price $86.00 size small | medium | large color olive | black | rust www.naissancematernity.comPosted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Andrew Keegan

Surfer Actor Gives Back

Surfing celebrities include: Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Adam Sandler, and Jared Leto as well as the giving-back celeb, Andrew Keegan.

Keegan took 1st place in the Boost Mobile Pro surf competition up against other surfers, including Stephen Colletti and Jason Wahler of Laguna Beach. In this first ever celebrity surf competition, Keegan teamed with surf professional, Makua Rothman, and beat the competition by performing a stunt where Keegan surfed the wave while Rothman jumped three feet over his head.

Keegan split the $10,000 prize money between two charities: Life Rolls On, a foundation that aids paraplegic athletes and Surf Zone Relief, a charity dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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Liptini (click on image to enlarge)

Once Removed Nail Polish Remover Pen

Nail Care

Nail Polish Remover Pen, With Treatment Serum and Cuticle Pusher Pen, with Treatment Serum

Both travel-ready items are pack-light, portable and easy to tuck into carry-all, back-pack or desk drawer.

Nail Polish Remover Pen With Treatment Serum is the first product to remove nail enamel that contains no harsh chemicals to create noxious fumes. Environmentally friendly and bio-degradable, the remover contains Aloe to moisturize and condition, Calcium to harden and strengthen the nails and Vitamin E to stimulate nail growth. The revolutionary pen applicator makes quick color changes and emergency repairs a breeze, and the lack of "toxic" fumes guarantees discretion even in the closest quarters. Directions: Once the pen cap has been removed and the tip pressed down on the nail surface, product is released and can be spread over the nail and cuticle. To remove, wipe with a cotton pad.

Cuticle Pusher Pen with Treatment Serum incorporates the healthy cuticles serum formula containing natural oils and vitamins. The soothing ingredients penetrate and hydrate the tough outer nail layer, absorbing quickly into the skin - all without leaving any greasy, sticky residue on nails and fingertips. The precision tool pen contours to the shape of cuticles and dispenses just the right amount of essential oils. Jojoba Seed Oil penetrates and moisturizes the tough outer layer of the nail plate and cuticle, Macadamia Oil promotes healing of damaged cuticles and Avocado Oil adds deep moisturizing and conditioning benefits. Best news of all? To eliminate the "ouch" factor of metal or wood implements, the pen has a padded nib that pushes cuticles gently but firmly into place. Directions:Remove cap, dispense serum onto the pen nib by twisting the rotator at the bottom of the pen. For the first time, rotate several times before the liquid dispenses. Stroke serum onto clean nails and cuticles. Push cuticles back.

Both new products are available in Duane Reed stores throughout the country and online at, just enter Once Removed in the search box. The Nail Polish Remover Pen, retail price $3.99. The Cuticle Pusher Pen, retail price $4.99. Posted by Picasa

Rene Russo (Fashion Wire Daily/Amy Graves)

Rene Russo
arrives at the premiere of 'Two for the Money' in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005. Russo wore Platinum and diamond hoop earrings by Neil Lane.Posted by Picasa

Melinda Clarke

On The OC last Thursday, September 22, 2005Julie Cooper” wore Lynn/Linh’s silk peacock dress. Julie, played by Melinda Clarke, wore the Lynn/Linh dress during a pivotal scene—the reading of her late husband’s will, followed by a scene at the diner. The dress was a part of Lynn/Linh’s collection last season—and her newest lurex knit collection is now available at PURE Posted by Picasa

Ag + Nano Technology Ionic Dryer by Metropolis

Good Blowout

Ag + Nano Technology Ionic Dryer By Metropolis

The special nature of the Metropolis Ag + Nano Tech Ionic Dryer is created by combining Ag (Ag = Silver, an natural antibacterial agent) with ionic technology, producing a state of the art tool that emits negative ions in their finest, most beneficial form. Negative ions break apart water droplets allowing more water to be absorbed into the hairstrand. The result is shiny hair that is healthy and cleaner with a silky smooth appearance. This powerful 1800 watt dryer dries hair fast, eliminates frizz, and leaves hair virtually humidity-proof. The Air-Vibro Nozzle creates ripples of air evenly distributing drying power to dry hair faster. Model includes three heat settings, two motor speeds, prop-able base. 10-year limited-warranty. Posted by Picasa

Graffiti Cosmetics offers foundation, blush, eye shadow, nailpolish, lipstick, lipgloss. For more information, log on to Available at Walgreens. Posted by Picasa

Actress Ming-Na REUTERS/Max Morse

Not So "Inconceivable" for Ming-Na

Ming-Na poses as she arrives at 'One Night Only: A Concert for Autism Speaks,' a benefit concert hosted by former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood September 24, 2005. Autism Speaks was launched earlier this year by NBC Universal chairman and CEO Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne, after their grandson was diagnosed with autism. Ming-Na, star of NBC's "Inconceiveable," a drama set in an infertility clinic, wears A Pea in the Pod’s black mesh double v-neck sleeveless top with ties at the shoulders and a coordinating black mesh knee-length skirt. Ming-Na and her husband have a 4-year old daughter Michaela and are expecting their second child this fall.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Actress Maria Bello REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Maria Bello signs autographs she arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of New Line Cinema's 'A History of Violence' to benefit the American Cinematheque at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theater at the Egyptian September 21, 2005. The movie, directed by David Cronenberg, portrays the story of an average family after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner. She’s wearing Erika Courtney jewelry Earrings – 18k Yellow Gold and Diamond Victorian Earrings and Bracelet – 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Lace Bracelet.

In Other Fashion News...

Actress Summer Glau wore Charles Winston Couture to the "Serenity" premiere: Earrings-1ct Double Circle Diamond and White Gold Earrings and Bracelet-Two 1ct Diamond and White Gold 3 Round Bracelet with Baguettes.

Flight Plan actress Erika Christensen promoted her hit film at MTV's Total Request Live in a top by Catherine Malandrino, a peach chiffon layered blouse with floral scallop-edge.Posted by Picasa

Big Sway "Pearl" Jeans

Denim Designer Donates
to Hurricane Victims

Hugh Hayden of Big Sway Denim, a New Orleans based company, has salvaged approximately one thousand (1,000) pair of jeans of different styles from his warehouse that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. He will donate every pair to benefit those most in need - an $85,000 value at wholesale, $189,000 at retail.

The denim, salvaged by Hayden, was damaged by floodwaters. What was saved was sent to an area wash house to be cleaned and dried. American Red Cross - Louisiana Capital Area Chapter, will distribute the clothing

In addition, Big Sway Denim has teamed up with actor Vince Vaughn and his Wild West Comedy Show to produce the T-shirts for the show. Vince Vaughn, the star of this summer's hit comedy Wedding Crashers as well as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Old School, and Swingers will host the hottest comedy tour of the year, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is now playing in 30 cities over 30 days. The show will feature national touring comedians from the world famous Los Angeles Comedy Store. Three of the shows will benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina as well. Big Sway's men's and women's tee shirts and tanks are available for purchase on the Wild West website.

For more info visit

Hayden, who was in the city when the hurricane hit, is rallying friends and family to do what they can to help one another. Its only natural to help the great people of the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas. These people have no clothes and no homes...nothing. It will take some time for things to get back to normal, but this area of the country is very special and we will bounce back stronger than ever.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Beanstalk Favorites: Once in a Very Occasional Series

Tweezerman Tweezers. The best you can buy. Long lasting, versatile, quality. Posted by Picasa

Johnson's Baby Powder with Pure Cornstarch This beloved classic gets us through every day and completely saved our skin during a hot, muggy, humid, wet, drippy summer in NYC! At a drugstore near you. $2.97 Topical starch (cornstarch), tricalcium phosphate, aloe barbadenis, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), fragrance. Posted by Picasa

Seki-Edge Hair Cutting Scissors: Our chairman of the board insists on long locks in a "cool" cut. When he's not getting his trim from Jeannine Brousseau, we're doing it for him at home with these scissors. Professional quality for at home use. All metal for superior balance and strength. Hand-finished blades for precision cutting. Stainless steel, twice-tempered for lasting precision. $35 at Posted by Picasa

Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm

Burt’s Bee’s Lip Balm: The company’s most popular product. Protective ingredients such as ultra emollient lanolin and almond oil to help soothe cracked or chapped lips. Healthy lips like a little peppermint tingle. They're available in the old-fashioned yellow tin or in a post-consumer recycled plastic tube. .15 oz. Apply balm liberally to lips as often as needed, particularly in dry, cold or windy conditions. Ingredients: Tin: Coconut oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, peppermint oil, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), lanolin, comfrey root extract, rosemary extract. Tube: Beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), lanolin, peppermint oil, comfrey root extract, rosemary extract. 95.29% Natural $2.50 or at a drugstore near you.Posted by Picasa