Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Dan Band

the dan band
avalon hollywood

(1735 n. vine)

June 3, 2005

8:30 show
7:30 doors

for tickets email: thedanband@avalonhollywood.com or go to: www.groovetickets.com

and don't miss:



A one-hour concert special

Directed by McG
Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg

Airing on BRAVO


also, tell your friends...


the dan band is going on the road this SUMMER...
check out the dates on the website in the news section and tell your friends ...

COMING TO ......
new orleans
myrtle beach
virginia beach
atlantic city
new york city

available in stores and online ....

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Kyra Sedgwick: The Closer

TNT’s new original series The Closer, starring two-time Golden Globe nominee Kyra Sedgwick (The Woodsman, Something To Talk About, TNT’s Door to Door) as an Atlanta detective transferred to Los Angeles to head the Priority Murder Squad, will premiere Monday, June 13, 2005 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), in a special commercial-free presentation. Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, is a consulting producer on the series.

The Closer co-stars Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, Tony nominee for Hairspray) as Sgt. David Gabriel, Johnson’s right-hand man; Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, The Net) as Captain Taylor, head of the robbery homicide division; G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere) as Detective Lt. Provenza; Jon Tenney (You Can Count on Me, Get Real) as FBI Agent Fritz Howard, a close friend of Johnson’s now living in Los Angeles.; Tony Denison (Melrose Place, The Amy Fisher Story) as Detective Andy Flynn; Raymond Cruz (Collateral Damage, Training Day) as Detective Julio Sanchez; Michael Paul Chan (Robbery Homicide Division, The Insider) as Detective Mike Tao; and Gina Ravera (The Temptations, Soul Food) as Detective Irene Daniels.

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Saturday, June 11, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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btwn San Vicente Blvd & Sunset Blvd

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Crosses are seen on the beach Sunday, May 19, 2005, in Santa Monica, Calif., in honor of soldiers who died in Iraq. The blue crosses signify the soldiers who were killed in the pass week. Veterans for Peace creates the Arlington West memorial every Sunday. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

What Memorial Day Means Today

From CNN: There have been 1,831 coalition troop deaths, 1,652 Americans, 88 Britons, 10 Bulgarians, one Dane, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 21 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of May 27, 2005. At least 12,630 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. The Pentagon does not report the number of non-hostile wounded. CNN's website features the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen whose families have been notified of their deaths by each country's government. There are photos, name, age, unit and details: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/


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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

On the rare occasion on the weekends, BeansTalk mentions our personal favorite products. Here's one we can't do without

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

They're fantastic, with the properties of their popular, invaluable lip balm with great color. We're waiting for a red, but in the meantime, we're happy with Raisin and Merlot.

a kiss of color and pearlized shine to the World's Best Lip Balm and created a deliciously kissable collection of seven shimmering shades to soothe, smooth and highlight your lips. .0975 oz.

Champagne - A pearlized, shimmering silver.
Coffee - A rich, roasted brown.
Merlot - A luscious, deep burgundy.
Nutmeg - A sparkling, golden bronze.
Raisin - A luxurious, earthy red.
Rhubarb - a warm, golden pink.
Watermelon - A juicy, silver pink.

Sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, lanolin, cocoa butter, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, carnauba wax, comfrey root extract, rosemary extract. May contain: iron oxide, mica, carmine or titanium dioxide.

100% Natural

Their website, www.burtsbees.com even has a factory outlet portion -- and three of these colors are on sale for only $1.75!!!! Moisturizing, great scent and color. You can't ask for more in a lip treatment!
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Friday, May 27, 2005

Bonnie Raitt's Latest

Bonnie Raitt

Nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt will release a new studio album, Souls Alike, on September 13, 2005. This is the singer/songwriter’s 18th album and the first she’s produced.

"This record was a matter of stretching and not repeating myself," says Bonnie Raitt. "Some of the songs are clearly terrain that people have come to know and appreciate from me, but the rest are about finding some new direction and something new to say."

Of the new crop of songwriters highlighted on Souls Alike, she says "I'm as enthusiastic about these guys as I was when I first heard people like Jackson Browne and John Prine in my early days."

It's been three years since Raitt's last new release, 2002's Silver Lining. A lengthy world tour followed the album's release, along with numerous guest recordings (including "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" on Ray Charles' final album Genius Loves Company, which won last year's Grammy award for Album of the Year). Most recently, she participated in the historic "Vote for Change" tour leading up to the 2004 Presidential election.

All the while, Raitt was also dealing with a series of family crises. Her older brother contracted brain cancer, now in remission, while both of her parents passed away less than a year apart. "It's been a heavy time," she notes. Not coincidentally, the opening track and first single from Souls Alike is "I Will Not Be Broken," an anthem of strength and survival with an R&B feel.

"You gotta do stuff that stretches you," says Bonnie Raitt. "I would hang up my spurs if I didn't have something new to play."

Raitt was married to actor Michael O'Keefe from 1991 to 2000.
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Selma Blair

Selma Blair (she's in pre-production for Hellboy 2) recently went to hip Hollywood nail salon Varnish and had a manicure with their new Nude Series polish. The color Blair had put on is in the photo below.Posted by Hello

Varnish Nude Beach series. This color is Gayhead. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Nick Jr.'s Summer Kick-Off

Lazytown's Sportacus (he's glad to see ya)

Nick Jr. kicks off its summer schedule on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2005), with a six-episode marathon of the comic/action series LazyTown and the debut of "Power Play Summer," the network's new summer packaging hosted by LazyTown's Stephanie (played by Julianna Rose Mauriello). A week-long rollout of new LazyTown episodes will premiere beginning Monday, June 6, in the series regular timeslot at 10:30 a.m. (all times ET/PT) on Nick Jr.

LazyTown will also join Noggin, the commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers, this summer beginning Monday, July 11, 2005, at 4 p.m. and will air daily Monday - Sunday at 4 pm (ET).

LazyTown was created in Iceland by professional athlete and aerobic champion Magnus Scheving and is set in a village where eight-year-old Stephanie and her friends are caught between a health-conscious superhero named Sportacus (played by Scheving) and lazy bad guy Robbie Rotten (played by Stefan Karl), who spends his time lounging around and eating junk food. A mix of live-action, puppets and CGI animation, LazyTown is dedicated to making physical activity and healthy lifestyles for kids entertaining.

Two-time European Champion and silver medalist in the World Championship of Aerobics, LazyTown creator and star Magnus Scheving is a world-class athlete, entertainer and writer in his native Iceland. During his travels around the world lecturing on health and fitness, parents always asked Scheving about exercise and nutrition for children. As a response, he created LazyTown in 1991 with the book "Go, Go Lazy Town!" and the property was built into a household name in Iceland with businesses including publishing, live theatrical performances and a radio station. LazyTown made its debut as a television show on Nick Jr. in August, 2004. LazyTown is shot in Iceland with an international cast and crew, using one of the most technologically advanced HDTV video and film facilities in the world. 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). Dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.'s Emmy, Peabody and Parents' Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free.

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Matching Mommy Baby Outfits

Mollyanna's Onesie

MollyAnna’s new gift set for mommy and baby has been gifted to Britney Spears, Michelle Branch, Martina McBride and Seal’s wife, model Heidi Klum. They received matching tank tops and onesies (size three to six months only) emblazoned with a rocking-chair graphic and “Rock Star” printed above it. These sets come in baby boy blue, little girl pink or trendy basic black for those not sure or keeping the outcome a secret. The set retails for $52. Visit www.mollyanna.com

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Mollyanna's Matching Mommy Tank

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Vivica A. Fox (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Vivica A. Fox wore a gown by Kevan Hall at the 32nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, an emerald green silk chiffon one shoulder Grecian gown accented with Swarovski marquis crystals.

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Courteney Cox

Cox Gets Angelscent

Courteney Cox Arquette is among the fans of scented body oils from Angelscent. Cox really likes the new Amber scent. All Angelscent body sprays are hand poured and contain 50% pure fragrance oil and 50% organic jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is an all-natural, non-greasy vegetable oil rich in vitamin E. It is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin, helps minimize wrinkles and will not block pores, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. Scents: Amber, Baby Powder, Coconut, Honey Almond, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Lavender, Oceanmist, Sandalwood, Seashore, Sweet Dreams, Vanilla, with new scents being added soon. 1 oz. bottle $10.00 Purchase any 2 Body Oils and receive a free sample of the new Amber Hand & Body Lotion. Sample any scent for 2.50 each. Up to three samples includes shipping. Shipping charges apply after three samples. www.angelscent.us/ Posted by Hello

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John Legend

John Legend in Concert

Target celebrates Black Music Month with an exclusive concert by John Legend, $25,000 donation to the Harlem School of the Arts and compilation CD release. Target will present a private concert with Legend on Sunday, June 19, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canal Room in New York City as part of its month-long commemoration of black music and musicians.

John Legend's debut CD, Get Lifted has gone platinum. Target gives back more than $2 million a week to support arts, education and social services organizations across the country. In honor of Black Music Month, Target will donate $25,000 to the Harlem School of the Arts to fund scholarships in the disciplines of music, theater, dance and visual arts. Founded in 1964 by world-renowned African-American opera singer Dorothy Maynor, the Harlem School of the Arts serves more than 3,000 students in the New York Metropolitan Area each year. Harlem School of the Arts is one of the few institutions in the nation offering comprehensive pre-professional and post-secondary arts training primarily to African-American and Latino students, many who are from economically disadvantaged families.

Music fans can go online to Target.com or visit Target to purchase the exclusive compilation CD honoring Black Music Month. Retailing for $5.99 and available during the month of June, the CD features artists as diverse as Queen Latifah, Barry White, Donna Summer, Boyz II Men and more. Through listen-and-win radio promotions with Radio One and WBLS-FM, winners from across the country will be flown to New York to attend the John Legend concert presented by Target. The rest of the audience will be comprised of special invited guests. Posted by Hello

New American Idol Chosen

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was crowned the American Idol during the live season finale tonight on Fox. Underwood, 22, of Checotah, OK, emerged as America’s choice in a competition that began with over 100,000 hopefuls who auditioned in Cleveland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Over the course of the season, viewers cast more than half a billion votes to support their favorite contestants.

Underwood and co-finalist Bo Bice each performed three songs. Both sang the original "American Idol" single “Inside Your Heaven.” In addition, Underwood sang "Angels Brought Me Here" and Martina McBride’s "Independence Day," and Bice sang "Long, Long Road" and "Vehicle" by The Ides of March. The Top 12 American Idol contestants were reunited on tonight’s final results show, joined by guest artists George Benson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny G, Babyface, Billy Preston, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Underwood is the fourth American Idol to be crowned, joining the group of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia as winners of the title, a major recording contract and a management contract. Visit www.idolonfox.com for American Idol news and highlights.

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Gwyneth Paltrow the new face of Estee Lauder

At Juan Juan Center in Beverly Hills, senior colorist Barry Reitman is implementing a new, foil overlay process which creates color complimentary to a client’s hair style. It’s called color blocking and it creates better than natural, three-dimensional hair color. “Color is essentially make-up for the hair,” explains Reitman. “As such, you want it to look innate, yet striking. Color blocking is more effective than other techniques at duplicating the depth of color that would otherwise be created by nature.”

Color Blocking includes a new palette of dessert-like hair colors such as

Coffee Caramel (a rich mocha brown with soft caramel highlights)

Vanilla Smoothie (an all-over ice cream blonde)

Exotic Chocolate (a spicy blend of both mocha and dark chocolate)

Celeb fans include Gwyneth Paltrow and Hillary Swank. The process begins at $250.

Juan Juan Center is located at 9675 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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M Aesthetics Spa Opening For Charity

Giuliana DePandi (E! News Live) hosted the grand opening of M Aesthetics Spa Friday. The event benefitted The Children’s Burn Foundation. Craig Ferguson (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) stopped by after a long day of taping his late night show. Keith Carradine, whose currently in heavy rehearsals to portray George W. Bush at the Mark Taper Forum (opening June 5), showed his support by sending his daughter (Sorel Carradine) to bid on silent auction items in his absence. Other celebrities in attendance: Danica McKellar (West Wing, Wonder Years), Timilee Romolini and Fileena Bahris (jewelry designer of The Mace Windu inspired necklace, exclusively for the Los Angeles Charity premiere of "Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith.")

Guests dined on sushi from Blowfish, spirits from Tolosa Winery and margaritas by Giovanni (aka: The Margarita King). A large selection of silent auction items were displayed to raise money in support of the outstanding, and necessary, work done at The Children’s Burn Foundation.

The Children’s Burn Foundation - Mission Statement

To Prevent and To Heal
To prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and to heal, and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially.

APPROACH: We accomplish our mission by providing innovative fire safety and burn
prevention education programs for children, parents and other caregivers as well as full recovery programs to serve the medical, psychosocial and other special needs of child burn survivors.

HISTORY: Since being restructured in 1995, the Foundation has raised over $9 million to support our mission.

100% of proceeds raised went to the charity. Sponsors included: Siris Satalite Radio, Juan Juan, Lysa Moss, Dicus Dental, Marit Milien, Skin Medica, Banana Republic, Mccabe Guitar Center, World's Best Toffee, Zoom Whitening Treatment, San Diego Hat Co., Regoma Argentin Aspen Girl, Mr. & Mrs. Stevie T (fitness), Barbara King Styling, Il Fornaio Restaurant, Amanda Shi - Avita, Avadon Clothing, Thiery Meugler – Angel, Sofitel Hotel, Inge Christoper, Stacy Todd, Carilyn Vaile, Holly Kaufman Jewelry, Miss Sixty / Sixty USA, Avi Avnaim, Pulp Factory Hunt Properties, Heart Moon Star, One Ear Dog Frog, Spago, Sircuit Skin, Actifirm, Hale-Bob, Sama Eyewear, Top Secret Hair Denise Roussouw, Chef J and Juicy Couture .

Salute to Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

The Essence of Cool

You hear it often enough -- who's the Steve McQueen of today? There's really no on exactly appropriate to take up that mantle (although BeansTalk thinks Matt Damon comes a little bit close). BeansTalk attended the premiere of the documentary "Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool," last night, which will air at 8:30 p.m. on TCM. In attendance were Neile Adams McQueen (his first wife and mother of his children Terry and Chad), Chad McQueen, Walter Mirish, Doris Roberts, Dana Delaney, Christopher McDonald, a way crazy-haired Judd Nelson, and a host of others who attended the event, held at Los Angeles' Petersen Museum at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd. (BeansTalk is such an Angeleno, we remember when the location used to be the long-defunct department store Orbachs.)Posted by Hello

Love With The Proper Stranger publicity shot

This film, our favorite of McQueen's (and a general all-time favorite film), was virtually ignored in the documentary, and used as a touchpoint for the still photographer William Claxton who became a friend to the often difficult McQueen (they met on the set of this film and probably took the above photo -- he recently wrote/photographed the book Steve McQueen). They also skip over "Junior Bonner," but concentrate on the westerns (a genre which he was so identified with) "The Magnificent Seven," "Tom Horn," and "Nevada Smith."

The TMC documentary is one of affection and while it doesn't wholly gloss over his violent temper, substance abuse and raging ego, it certainly doesn't dwell on it. This isn't the "E True Hollywood Story," or even an A&E "Biography."


McQueen, the quintessential guy's guy, owned about 210 motorcyles, over 55 cars, five airplanes, and over ten thousand miscellaneous items. Most everything was auctioned off by his family in 1984.

He was married three times and two of his three wives (Neile and his last wife, model Barbara Minty McQueen) were interviewed. Ali McGraw, with whom McQueen embarked on an affair during the filming of "The Getaway," was conspicuously absent.

An extensive Steve McQueen fansite (http://stvmcqueen.tripod.com) notes that among wristwatch enthusiasts, Steve McQueen made two particular models very famous: the Heuer Monaco and the Rolex Explorer II.

That same website notes something that is appropriate to this newsletter. In Bullit, McQueen wore Tod's Driving Shoe. Introduced on shoes made for Fiat magnate Gianni Agnelli. Diego Della Valle's signature pedal grippers altered the footprints of die-hard drivers and became a symbol of casual chic" Color: brown. Materials: suede leather. Model Sole: Driver. 100% premium Leather. Made in Italy by J.P. Tod's. They style's still available and retails for $450. Posted by Hello

Love With The Proper Stranger

While not brought up in the documentary, McQueen allegedly had an affair with Natalie Wood in 1970. He also had several "significant" relationships that were omitted -- including one with Sharon Tate and his 24-year-old co-star in "Junior Bonner." Posted by Hello


The 1968 390 GT Mustang Fastback was on display just outside the entrance to the screening and cocktail party. When BeansTalk arrived, Neile McQueen and her family were posing in front of it.

Steve McQueen has, in several polls, been deemed the Coolest Movie Star Ever.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk stepped out on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film Don't Come Knocking in a gown by Pamella Roland, a blue and black floral print strapless chiffon-bustier draped gown.
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Kelly and Sharon Stone

Cannes Fashion Notes: Daniel Swarovski Fans

Sharon Stone and her sister Kelly pose during arrivals for the American Foundation for AIDS Research's (amfAR) Cinema Against AIDS 2005 event during the 58th Cannes Film Festival, in Mougins May 19, 2005. Stone carried a handbag by Daniel Swarovski REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Others who chose Daniel Swarovski at Cannes:

Jessica Alba, for her red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Sin City, carried a black crystal Gourmand clutch by Daniel Swarovski Paris.

Eva Longoria at Match Point premiere chose a gold crystal Star Collector.

Laetitia Casta at the Flemming premiere / Openning used a Lazulli clutch.

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Model Noemie Lenoir (L) and actress Milla Jovovich

Model Noemie Lenoir (L) and actress Milla Jovovich dance during the red carpet arrivals for U.S. director Tommy Lee Jones' in-competition film 'Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada' at the 58th Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2005. Jovovich carried Daniel Swarovski’s Star Collector handbag, Le Tambourin. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Ziyi Zhang for her appearance at the amFAR party, carried a Daniel Swarovski vintage Caprice hand-held beaded bag.

Cecile de France at Flemming premiere / Openning; the Master of Ceremony used an Alaska clutch

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