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Friday, April 29, 2005


Lindsay Lohan

Duff and Lohan Love the Same....
Belt


Does Lindsay Lohan know that the Linea Pelle belt she wore shopping this week was worn a couple of days prior by her alleged nemesis Hilary Duff? Duff wore her Linea Pelle to the American Top 40 Show. www.lineapelleinc.com

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Paltrow Glow


Gwyneth Paltrow

Apple's Mom Apple of Her Eye

Gwyneth Paltrow stopped into Ona Spa in Los Angeles last weekend for an Oxygen facial with an extra shot of Vitamin C with facialist Brigitte Beasse. “What I love about Gwyneth is how very genuine and natural she is…she has beautiful skin, with a wonderful light skin tone…I could tell that she was glowing from happiness!” says Beasse.
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Nanny 911


Nanny 911 Renewed by Fox

Nanny 911 was picked up for a new season. The Fox reality series follows veteran Head Nanny Lilian (center) and her team of “specialist” nannies – Stella (wearing specs), Deb (far right) and Yvonne (far left) – who are armed with the dos and don’ts of child-rearing. These English nannies have specific areas of expertise ranging from proper etiquette to controlling temper tantrums. Each one is ready to help exhausted parents tackle the issues creating chaos in their home and whip their families into tip-top shape.Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


Paris Hilton

Hilton Makes Cow Eyes for Moo Roo Bag

Paris Hilton, who recently admitted her falling out with "Simple Life" co-star and former long-time best friend Nicole Richie, with her "Baby Fou Fou" Moo Roo handbag at the House of Wax premiere. Hilton has been seen on the town with her new best pal, Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod and Alana.

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George Lucas Guests on The O.C.


George Lucas


Lucas Plays Himself: George Lucas will guest-star as himself on The O.C. Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 8 p.m. on Fox. During the episode, Lucas expresses interest in Seth’s graphic novel, which leads Seth to make a difficult decision regarding Summer. Things become even more complicated when Lucas invites Seth to dinner and offers him some worldly advice. Lucas is the creator of the “Star Wars” saga, which comes to a conclusion with the release of “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” on May 19, 2005. Lucas’ other movies include “THX 1138,” “American Graffiti” and the “Indiana Jones” series.

From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., The O.C. is executive-produced by Josh Schwartz, McG, and Bob DeLaurentis. The series stars Peter Gallagher (Sandy Cohen), Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan Atwood), Adam Brody (Seth Cohen), Mischa Barton (Marissa Cooper), Kelly Rowan (Kirsten Cohen), Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper), Rachel Bilson (Summer), and Alan Dale (Caleb Nichol).

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A. Waite's Must-Have Handbag


A. Waite "Anne" Duffel $2,200.


Gotta Have Handbag: This Summer 2005 A. Waite bag is made from multi-colored pony with lamb lining, trim and handles in a light lavender color. Features include two inside pockets for holding cell phones, IPods or PDAs and one large zipper pocket.


A. Waite "Anne" Satchel, $2,000

It is available to order in either the Duffle-Style Purse (previous photo, $2,200) or the smaller satchel (seen directly above, $2,000), both with Sterling Silver hardware details. This bag is a Limited Edition.


A. Waite Sterling Pulls

There’s a page on the website in which you can make your own bag, choosing colors, type of pulls, ect. A portion of all proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Assn. in memory of Anne Waite Coleman. www.awaitebags.com/

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PBS' "Untold Triumph"

Filipino Regiments: Above: Regiment members get together in Catbalogan, Samar, in the Philippines shortly after the atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1945). Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2002 Hawaii International Film Festival, this film documents and honors the 7,000 men of the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments of the U.S. Army who fought in World War II. Even though they endured a racist prewar climate and weren’t even considered U.S. citizens, Filipinos in America rallied to join the American war effort after the fateful bombing of Pearl Harbor. On January 2, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order allowing Filipinos to join the U.S. Army and form a volunteer all-Filipino unit. These troops proved to be skilled fighters and an indispensable force in freeing the Philippines from the Japanese and, ultimately, in the winning of World War II. An Untold Triumph imparts personal accounts of the men’s contributions and sacrifices during the war. Lou Diamond Phillips narrates.

 

An Untold Triumph airs on PBS Monday, May 30, 2005, 10:00-11:00 pm ET

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005


moe.

moe. To Tour with Allman Brothers

After their fifth tour of Japan, moe. returns to the US and will tour with the Allman Brothers Band in July and August. The 14-date tour will include stops at New York's Saratoga Performing Arts Center July 24, 2005 and Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach August 24, 2005. A complete list of tour dates are below.

moe. will perform at Red Rocks on a co-bill with Gov't Mule July 1, 2005. The closer will be determined by a coin toss on Sirius Radio's Jam Nation show. moe. headlines the Memorial Day Weekend event Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL. This annual event will also include sets by Keller Williams and Umphrey's McGee.

The Sixth Annual moe.down will be held Labor Day Weekend September 2-4, 2005 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, NY. moe.down is an annual party for moe. and their fans. moe. will perform a total of six sets throughout the weekend. The 2005 line-up will be announced soon. There are a limited number of early bird tickets on sale now for $75. For up-to-the-minute information, please visit http://www.moe.org.

The moe.down offers three days of music, camping and fun at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY. The site is about an hour northeast of Syracuse, at the edge of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Ski lifts will be open, mountain bikes are welcome.

Past moe.down performers include Flaming Lips, They Might Be Giants, Ani DiFranco, Blues Traveler, Leo Kottke, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Nellie McKay, Cracker Van Beethoven, David Grisman, Les Claypool and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1991, moe.'s tours have taken them from Woodstock '99 to New York's Central Park to Japan. moe. is acclaimed in the jamband movement. moe. is also critically acclaimed for its songwriting and studio work; the group's 2001 studio album, "Dither," was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone. moe. has released ten recordings in the last 14 years: Its latest album, "Wormwood," recieved four stars by Blender Magazine. moe. hosted a benefit concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, February 10, 2005, and raised $150,000 for Tsunami survivors. Posted by Hello



Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Co-Chair of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute: "On behalf of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, and the immediate members of my family, I would like to congratulate Margaret Nagle, Joseph Sargent and HBO Films for their efforts to bring to life this often overlooked aspect of my grandfather's legacy. As my grandmother Eleanor Roosevelt frequently said, FDR was not great in spite of his disability, he was great because of his disability. For FDR's struggle with polio deepened his character and gave him much of the strength, courage and compassion that led him to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. It was because of his own daily struggle with this disease that he was able to understand the plight of the less fortunate in our society. This profound understanding made him more determined than ever to fashion a government devoted to the well being of all Americans, young and old, rich and poor alike." Posted by Hello


Harris Faulkner


Current Affair Correspondent on Stalking

A Current Affair’ correspondent Harris Faulkner wants to protect victims from stalkers and domestic abuse. She knows of what she speaks. On the show’s Thursday, April 28, 2005 episode (syndicated, check local listings for station and times), she’ll offer a show that will discuss how between 1993 and 1995, Faulkner was stalked by an acquaintance, and still deals with the threat.

“I feel the safest when I’m on the air,” says Faulkner of her personal plight to keep her stalker at bay. She claims that with her being on television, her friends and family know where she is and that she is not, at that moment, in harms way.

“At the suggestion of cops, I went to court to get a restraining order, legally keeping this stalker away from me. It didn’t work, nothing did…,” continues Faulkner, who points out that any ordinary person can find themselves in the extraordinary circumstance of being a victim of stalking or domestic abuse.

This was the case for 26-year-old Maranda Williams, whose murder was caught on tape by security cameras at the grocery store where she worked. The loss of this life prompted South Carolina House Representative Gloria Haskins to introduce “Maranda’s Law” stating, “Maranda’s Law would have kept Christopher Williams [her murderer] in jail, awaiting trial after beating her the first time…instead of letting him go free…free to kill her.”

In Faulkner’s case, the stalker too had gotten out of jail in advance of his court date and had found her new home within hours. She says, “When he got out of jail, his obsession to profess his love turned dark and violent. He would do things to let me know he was unstoppable.”

Only a portion of the attack on Williams, a single mother, will be shown on Thursday’s ‘A Current Affair.” Her stalker came into her place of work, held up the store at gun point and threatened Williams for over an hour, during which time police officers attempted to negotiate with him to no avail. He fired two shots into her back, killing her.

“A Current Affair” is one hosted by Fox Sports commentator, author, columnist, lawyer and former NFL star player Tim Green. www.acurrentaffair.com.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Cuffz by Linz New Summer Line


How cute is this? The Spikez bag from Cuffz by Linz, Summer 2005.

Cuffs by Linz has a super cute new summer line. The bags are popular with celebs like Paris Hilton, Drea de Matteo, Nicollette Sheridan, Courtney Love, Kelly Hu, the women on “The O.C.,” and Tori Spelling. Spelling carries the new line of Cuffz on her new TV series, “Notorious.” www.cuffzbylinz.com Posted by Hello


Cuffz by Linz, Rebel handbag, Summer 2005. Posted by Hello


Cuffz by Linz Duchess Clutch, Summer 2005 Posted by Hello


Cuffz by Linz Carryall bag, Summer 2005. Posted by Hello


Jamie-Lynn DiScala (L) and Drea de Matteo of 'The Sopranos' introduce the Davis brothers during the 12th annual 'Race to Erase MS' fundraiser to benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis in Los Angeles, California April 22, 2005. DiScala wore a dress by Donna Baxter for Elsie Katz Couture. She wore a lavender satin strapless 1950's style full-skirted dress with sparkly lavender tulle at the hem. She also carried a silver crystal Kiosque box bag by Daniel Swarovski Paris. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen
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Friday, April 22, 2005


Sarah McLachlan

McLahlan Teams With Robertson: Multi-platinum and Grammy-winning recording artist Sarah McLachlan has re-recorded her single “World on Fire” as a duet with Robbie Robertson, to promote the Turner Network Television (TNT) six-week television event Into The West. A music video for “World on Fire,” directed by Paul Fedor and featuring McLachlan, Robertson and clips from the series, has also been created to promote Into The West, which will premiere on TNT on June 10, 2005,

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Tan Anywhere, Anytime: Ona Tan On Wheels is an “on the go” version of the Ona Tan system created at Ona Spa. The chemical free solution, administered from a spray wand, with attached pump, brings spray tanning to the home, office, or hotel. Whether it’s straight to a party after work, or getting ready for that big pool party you’re hosting, Ona Tan On Wheels will have you glowing! The service can be performed anywhere, in the shower, terrace, garden, at the office, etc. A full body application takes 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of drying time. The Ona Tan experience can be customized from light to dark according to the client’s skin tone and fairness. Creator Juliette Pernes customizes every tan. The Ona Tan solution contains no alcohol, perfume, potential harmful chemicals or preservatives, is odorless and never orange. The client can expect his/her tan to last up to eight days depending upon his/her skin type and preparation. A pre-scrub with Ona’s special pre-tan exfoliant is recommended for the best result. Regular moisturizing will extend the life of the tan. This 30 minute treatment is currently offered exclusively by Ona Spa in the Los Angeles area at a cost of $110. Exfoliant Cost - $30. Available for men and women at Ona Spa for $55. Celebrity List: Christa Miller, Elizabeth Rohm, Tea Leoni, Joely Fisher, Elle Macpherson. Posted by Hello

Fashion Notes


Model Claudia Schiffer and her husband Matthew Vaughn arrive at the Vanity Fair party to celebrate the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 20, 2005. Schiffer carried a black Burma suede handbag by Rodo. REUTERS/Dave Allocca

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Helen Hunt wore a dress from the vintage collection of Donna Baxter for Elsie Katz Couture to the Organic Style's "Women With Organic Style" Event. She wore a one-of-a- kind, vintage cranberry flapper dress with intricate white and silver beading. Hunt also wore a cocktail dress by Monique Lhuillier for a party celebrating the opening of the new musical "The Light in the Piazza,” a ruby red satin v-neck bias dress.


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Drew Barrymore promoted her film Fever Pitch at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a dress by Kevan Hall, a black matte jersey off-the-shoulder bell sleeve cocktail dress.

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Naomi Watts (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

High Watts-age: UK fashion designer Roland Mouret dressed actress Naomi Watts for the New York premiere of “The Interpreter” at the Tribeca Film Festival, choosing a blue stretch wool corseted dress, as she stepped out to support best friend Nicole Kidman.

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Jane Fonda

Fonda Guests on Bill Maher

Real Time With Bill Maher continues its third season Friday, April 22, 2005 11 p.m. on HBO. Featured on this week's show as interview guests are actresses Jane Fonda and Salma Hayek; roundtable guests are New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, former Sen. Alan Simpson and commentator Joe Scarborough.

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Nom

Chic Maternity Wear: Nom naissance on Melrose by Jennifer Noonan offers the latest in maternity wear. Here’s a pair of deconstructed vintage Levis. They can be pulled on. Soft waistband insert under belly, and leg inserts of the same fabric. Cropped mid-calf. Vintage denim Levi's with terry, dark denim or silk insert (shown above). Purchased by: Britney Spears, Michelle Branch, Martina McBride, Maya Rudolph. $110.00. Come in small | medium | large silk insert | kiwi terry insert turquoise terry insert | coral terry insert | dark denim insert Also available as a skirt. All silk inserts are vintage and one of a kind. May not be the same print as shown on line.

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George Mang boot

George Mang London Boot as seen in H&M Live from Central Park” Fashion Show (April 20, 2005). $650.00 Available at Foot Candy www.footcandyshoes.com

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Empire Falls

HBO Big Event:
HBO Films' two-part miniseries event Empire Falls, acclaimed director Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller stars Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Robin Wright Penn, Aidan Quinn and Joanne Woodward. Part 1 debuts Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 9 p.m. and Part 2 debuts Sunday, May 29 at 9 p.m. In addition, Part 1 can also be seen Sunday, May 29 (9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.), just before the debut of Part 2.

The eight "chapters" of the miniseries will be available separately starting Monday, May 30, 2005, on HBO On Demand. Also available on HOD will be the two-part, original format version. HBO2 will debut Parts 1 and 2 back-to-back on Monday, May 30 (8:00-11:30 p.m.), and throughout June, both HBO and HBO2 will present the two parts back-to-back as well as on consecutive days.

Adapted by Richard Russo from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Empire Falls tells the humorous and poignant story of a declining New England town. At its center is Miles Roby, who runs the Empire Grill, a restaurant that becomes the crossroads for a captivating mix of characters whose lives and pasts are inextricably intertwined.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Coldplay No. 1 on iTunes


Coldplay

"Speed of Sound," the first single from Coldplay's forthcoming X&Y, is No. 1 on iTunes Music Stores worldwide a day after its release. The iTunes Music Store is in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Since forming in London in 1998, Coldplay - comprised of Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums) and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) - has won four Grammy awards, including the Record of the Year award for "Clocks." The band's two previous releases, Parachutes (2000) and A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), have sold a combined 20 million copies worldwide. www.coldplay.com Posted by Hello

Mraz/Morissette Summer Tour


Jason Mraz

Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz second studio album "MR. A-Z” will be released July 26, 2005. Mraz makes an acoustic appearance with Alanis Morissette on her "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour" of North America, as well as his performances with Dave Matthews Band on two August shows in California. The 27-date Morissette/Mraz trek kicks off on June 7, 2005 in Toronto and concludes on July 17, 2005 in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets for the tour begin going on sale Friday, April 22, 2005.

Mraz is currently wrapping up April college dates. Next month, Mraz will embark on a U.S. promotional tour to support the release of his new album's first single, "Wordplay."

The forthcoming release of "MR. A-Z" comes nearly three years after the release of Mraz's first studio set and Elektra debut, "Waiting For My Rocket To Come." The new album is produced by Steve Lillywhite, who most recently produced U2's new album, and has worked with Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, and many others. "MR. A-Z" was recorded at Allaire Studios near Woodstock, New York, as well as at Mraz's home studio in San Diego, California.

Jason Mraz was born in Virginia. He left his hometown of Mechanicsville in 1999 and headed to California. Settling in San Diego, Mraz he became a fixture on the coffeehouse scene. In 2002, Mraz released his Elektra debut, "Waiting For My Rocket To Come." The album - nearing the RIAA platinum mark - spawned singles "Remedy (I Won't Worry)," "You & I Both," and "Curbside Prophet."

Mraz headlined a series of national tours and shared stages with Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Jewel, David Gray, and others, playing over 200 shows in 2003. In 2004, Mraz’ solo acoustic tour was dubbed "The Tour of the Curbside Prophets."

JASON MRAZ

ON TOUR WITH ALANIS MORISSETTE

JUNE-JULY 2005

06/07/05 Toronto, ON Hummingbird Centre
06/08/05 Detroit, MI Mason Temple Theatre
06/10/05 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
06/11/05 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
06/14/05 Philadelphia, PA TBA
06/15/05 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
06/17/05 Boston, MA Wang Center
06/18/05 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
06/21/05 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
06/22/05 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
06/24/05 Miami Beach, FL Jackie Gleason Theater
06/25/05 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/26/05 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Perf. Arts Ctr.
06/28/05 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
06/29/05 Houston, TX Jones Hall For Perf. Arts
06/30/05 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
07/02/05 Saint Louis, MO Fox Theatre
07/03/05 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
07/05/05 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
07/08/05 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
07/09/05 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
07/10/05 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
07/12/05 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
07/13/05 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
07/15/05 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
07/16/05 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
07/17/05 Costa Mesa, CA Orange Co. P.A.C.

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