Monday, July 31, 2006

The Timeless Secret Is Revealed

Anti-Aging Skin Care is Now Revolutionized with the Breakthrough Antioxidant that has been a Chinese Ritual for Centuries – Found in a Teacup

Discovered in China, the legendary Fountain of Youth has been known to restore youth of anyone who drinks its waters. Two thousand years later, the secret is out. This time, the Fountain of Youth can be simply found in a teacup. Basic Essentials, Inc. introduces Timeless Secret, the luxury anti-aging skincare line containing the breakthrough technology antioxidant, Pu-erh 300+complex™, an ingredient more than 2,000 years old. Now that the secret is out, women all across the world can benefit from Pu-erh tea, a most sacred and time honored tea that counters the signs of aging.

The carried past stories of the breakthrough Pu-erh tea are filled with everything from its use as a cure, to currency. Centuries before science could quantify its benefits, Chinese emperors recognized the secret to youth and abundant health in Pu-erh tea. Guarded by the Tang Dynasty, the tea was offered by Kublai Khan to conquered natives, and traded as currency past the Great Wall. For generations, this sacred leaf was traded from grandmother to mother to daughter—right to the founders of Timeless Secret, May and Michelle Wong. Like fine wine, Pu-erh tea increases in potency and flavor over time to detoxify, protect and radically restore healthy skin. In it they saw its greatest value — an unparalleled source of ageless beauty, and created the Pu-erh 300+complex™, which is used exclusively in their Timeless Secret products.

The knowledge of Pu-erh tea was passed down from generations to the founders, mother May and daughter Michelle Wong. Chinese by heritage, raised in Hong Kong, and now residing in Los Angeles, they saw the benefits of this sacred leaf firsthand, then researched its profound benefits. Working with Swiss chemists for four years, they developed these highly efficacious, unusually luxurious products, first sharing the collection with those closest to them. The response was indisputably outstanding. And now, they offer women everywhere options that are streamlined in approach, yet undeniable in results. “I am thrilled to be sharing this breakthrough secret with women everywhere! Pu-erh tea has been a family ritual for generations, promising flawless skin, and it has never failed,” says May Wong, co-founder of Timeless Secret. “With so many naturally occurring and skin-transforming compounds, Timeless Secret will revolutionize the skincare industry.”

“I always knew there was a secret behind flawless skin,” says Michelle Wong, co-founder of Timeless Secret. “Being able to reveal this breakthrough secret that is simply found in a teacup is what makes Timeless Secret so unique. Now the Pu-erh tea can power the skin as much as it does the body.”

Naturally rich in potent antioxidants, Pu-erh tea extract blocks the destruction of environmental pollutants while detoxifying skin of the beauty-ravaging effects of modern lifestyle. Three hundred natural proteins and minerals, including vitamins B5, C and E, occur naturally in Pu-erh tea. This advanced tea is now found in a unique and exclusive compound for skin, called Pu-erh 300+complex™. Studies prove that the ingestion of the Pu-erh tea helps to reduce weight and cholesterol. Inside and out, it reverses the signs of aging and restores the function and beauty of younger skin.

The Timeless Secret line includes: UNVEIL Cleansing Foam with Pu-erh 300+complex™, a unique foaming and detoxifying all-in-one cleanser/toner that palpably reenergizes the skin, preparing it for treatment.
WHISPER Multi-Active Moisturizer and WHISPER Multi-Active Emulsion target specific skin types for intelligent hydration and include active anti-aging ingredients. WINK Eye Booster treats every sign of aging around the eyes, from dark circles to crow’s feet. Finally, SAVE FACE Sun Shield SPF 30 offers hydrating broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with the antioxidant power of
Pu-erh 300+complex™. Prices range from $55 to $135.

Based in Beverly Hills, Timeless Secret is distributed at STUDIO at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Beauty Collection Apothecary at the LA Farmers Market, Planet Blue,, and More information on Basic Essentials, Inc., and Timeless Secret Skin Care products can be found at

Timeless Secret Ingredient Fact Sheet

In Timeless Secret, West meets East. The ancient anti-aging secret of China is matched with an emerging anti-aging breakthrough for profoundly simple, yet remarkably effective skin care. Discovered in China and developed in Switzerland—it’s the global breakthrough in anti-aging using the power of its Pu-erh 300+complex.

PU-ERH TEA (Pu-erh 300+complex™)

The power of Pu-erh is born of legendary benefits and undeniable science. In ancient China, this medicinal was valued immensely, and was guarded by the Tang Dynasty and traded as currency.

As the spirit of the tea unleashes energy in the body and spirit, the skin benefits. A most sacred and time honored tea, Pu-erh reverses the signs of aging in its very essence. This leaf grows in power and flavor over time, like a fine wine.

Contains 300 natural proteins and minerals, including vitamins B5, C and E

Detoxifies skin from the ravages of environmental assaults

Protects skin with powerful antioxidants, helping to reverse damage created by free radicals

Reduces naturally occurring skin inflammatory processes

Lowers cholesterol and helps maintain weight upon consumption

Advanced Cosmeceuticals

Patented intelligent ceramides specifically treat and target only dry areas for intensive hydrating benefits, without over moisturizing normal skin.

Highly purified Madecassoside derived from the herb Centella Asiatica ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties. Immediately and dramatically firms the skin with a 60% improvement, just 15-minutes upon application.

Clinically proven skin brighteners: Alpha-Arbutin, which inhibits melanin production to brighten the skin, tri-active complex of blackberry, grape seed and saxifrage extracts to even imperfections in skin tone while visibly reducing dark undereye circles.

Ameliox™ liposomal delivery decreases frown lines by 24%, and crow’s feet by 27%. Ameliox™ is a powerful combination of carnosine, a naturally occurring dipeptide, and Milk Thistle extract, helping to stop the stiffening of collagen fibers, a major reason for formation of lines and wrinkles. It improves the overall texture and smoothness of the skin.

Patented collagen peptides support skin at the structural level, promoting ideal cell adhesion and improvement in collagen synthesis, resulting in firmer, fresher looking skin.

Timeless Secret Product Fact Sheet

Timeless Secret Unveil

Cleansing Foam with Pu-erh 300+complex™
180 ml/6.1 fl oz
Suggested retail price $55

Experience clean like never before, quite literally. A uniquely palpable tingling effect awakens skin to younger-looking possibilities while you cleanse, morning and night.
Gently exfoliates, detoxifies, cleanses and tones in a single step
Detoxifying effect prepares skin for maximum treatment benefits, allowing ideal penetration
Removes all traces of makeup along with environmental pollutants
Exclusive Pu-erh 300+complex including vitamins B5, C, and E, provides profound antioxidant and brightening effects long after you cleanse
Massage onto skin for several seconds to activate the benefits
Can be used on wet or dry skin
Fragrance free
Allergy tested

Multi-Active Moisturizer for Normal to Combination Skin
with Pu-erh 300+complex™
50 ml/1.7 fl oz
Suggested retail price $135

Clinically proven to improve elasticity and firmness, while reducing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dramatically reduces frown lines—up to 24% with Ameliox™
Specifically treats and targets only dry areas for intensive hydrating benefits without over moisturizing normal skin using patented intelligent ceramides
Contains patented Madecassoside derived from a natural herbal ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties. Immediately, it dramatically firms the skin—60% improvement just 15-minutes after application
Lifts imperfections to even out and perfect skin tone
Promotes ideal cellular adhesion, using collagen peptides to reinforce at the structural level
Provides profound antioxidant and brightening effects, using the exclusive Pu-erh 300+complex that includes vitamins B5, C & E
Fragrance free
Allergy tested

Multi-Active Emulsion for Normal to Dry Skin
with Pu-erh 300+complex™
50 ml/1.7 fl oz
Suggested retail price $135

Clinically proven to improve elasticity and firmness, reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles, while delivering an optimum amount of moisture.
Dramatically reduces frown lines—up to 24% using Ameliox™
Instantly provides the most amount of moisture for dehydrated skin types
Delivers intense hydration where required without over-treating, using the power of targeting ceramides
Immediate firming effects from patented Madecassoside
Lifts imperfections to even out and perfect skin tone
Collagen peptides reinforce at the structural level, promoting ideal cellular adhesion
Provides profound antioxidant and brightening effects, using exclusive Pu-erh 300+complex that includes vitamins B5, C, & E
Fragrance free
Allergy tested

SUN SHIELD SPF 30 with Pu-erh 300+complex™
50ml/1.7 fl oz
Suggested retail price $65

A moisturizing formula that counteracts the environment’s drying effects while offering broad-spectrum sun protection against UVA & UVB damage.
Water resistant formula powered by 7.1% micronized titanium dioxide
Patented sunflower seed oil and shea butter complex deeply moisturize skin
Pu-erh 300+complex from tea origins protects and detoxifies skin from environmental aggressors including sun-induced free radical damage and inflammation
Freshly scented with tangerine essential oils
Fragrance free
Allergy tested

EYE BOOSTER with Pu-erh 300+complex™
15 ml/0.5 fl. oz
Suggested retail price $125

Counteracts every sign of aging in the delicate eye area. Cumulative benefits suggest the more the product is used, the more profound the benefits.
Firms, lifts and tightens the delicate and most-likely-to-age skin around the eyes
Lightens dark under eye circles with patented brighteners that contain a botanical complex
Boosts circulation to reduce puffiness
Reduces crow’s feet by 27% with Ameliox™ offering a painless but effective alternative to Botox™ rejuvenation by relaxation of skin collagen
Provides profound antioxidant, and brightening effects, using exclusive Pu-erh 300+complex that includes vitamins B5, C & E
Fragrance free
Allergy tested

Friday, July 28, 2006

Of Course, Photos Can Be Deceptive

We're the first to be wary implying anything, given what people have said about us and basically what we look like most of the time.

But judge for yourself. Here are two recent photos of Halle Berry.
Jennifer Garner, around 11 or 12 July 2006 ( absolutely post Violet).

Mel Gibson's DUI. Double Click on image to enlarge.

Lindsey Lohan is Called Out!


Lindsay Lohan has been chastised for calling in sick to the set of her movie Georgia Rule – by the head of the company producing the film.

In a stern letter that threatens legal action against the star, James G. Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, calls Lohan's recent absences from the set "irresponsible and unprofessional."

The letter, dated July 26 and marked for hand delivery and e-mail, was first posted on The Smoking Gun Web site. A rep for Morgan Creek confirmed the letter's authenticity to PEOPLE.

Early Wednesday morning, Lohan was briefly hospitalized for being "overheated and dehydrated," her rep, Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, told TV's The Insider.

Several sources told PEOPLE that Lohan had been at the nightclub Guy's Tuesday night prior to her hospitalization.

Lohan's rep had no comment. A source close to the actress was surprised by the letter, telling PEOPLE, "She hasn't been crazy partying. In fact, I've never seen her so together."

A publicist for Morgan Creek Productions told PEOPLE on Thursday, "Lindsay reported to the set today on time. We're hoping she remains on schedule for the rest of production."

Below is a transcript of the letter.

Dear Lindsay,

Since the commencement of principal photography of Georgia Rule, you have frequently failed to arrive on time to the set. Today, you did not show for work (all day). I am now told you don't plan to work tomorrow because you are "not feeling well." You and your representatives have told us that your various late arrivals and absences from the set have been the result of illness; today we were told it was "heat exhaustion." We are well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so called "exhaustion." We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behavior.

To date, your actions on Georgia Rule have been discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional. You have acted like a spoiled child and in so doing have alienated many of your co-workers and endangered the quality of this picture. Moreover, your actions have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. We will not tolerate these actions any further.

If you do not honor your production commitments, including your scheduled call time for tomorrow, and any call times thereafter, we will hold you personally accountable. This means that in addition to pursuing full monetary damages, we will take such other action as we deem necessary to preserve the integrity of the Georgia Rule Production as well as Morgan Creek's financial interests. I urge you to take this letter seriously and conduct yourself professionally.


James G. Robinson
CEO, Morgan Creek Productions
Anderson, Kid Rock X4

(From EOnline)
By Gina SerpeThu Jul 27, 7:28 PM ET

Forget Baywatch, Pamela Anderson fans better get ready for wedding watch.
The erstwhile pinup has announced plans to tie the knot with on-again fiance Kid Rock no fewer than four times, logging vow swaps in France, California, Michigan and

"I'm going to get married a few times this month to the same guy," Anderson said Wednesday at a press conference for her gaming site, "We had to do Malibu, we've got to do Detroit, and we've got to do Nashville."

The 39-year-old will kick off the wedding bonanza with Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, this weekend on a yacht in the French Riviera.

"If Bob knew he was getting married five years ago in Saint-Tropez, he wouldn't have believed it," Anderson said, mentioning her fiance by name for the first time since announcing their engagement last week.

[BeansTalk's Favorite Quote of the Month]: The Canadian-born mother of two said she was dealing with the stress of the big day--well, days--the best way she knows how.
"I have two words for you: champagne."

Anderson told People that she would be jetting off to France Thursday to prepare for her weekend wedding.

"It'll be on a boat, on a beach and then we're going to a club," she told the magazine of her big day itinerary. "Then [we're] going to have a West Coast party."
While she seems to have the bigger picture all set up, Anderson appears to be a little hazy on some of the smaller details. Like the wedding dress.

"I haven't even thought about my dress yet," she told People, adding that the most progress she's made clothes-wise is having already chosen her veil. "I'm very excited. I'm starting to get dressed now."

The lack of fashion priorities, while likely shocking to bridezillas everywhere, isn't too surprising coming from Anderson. At the PETA activist's first wedding to Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee, she wore little more than a swimsuit as the duo tied the knot on a California beach.

As for the wedding whirlwind, Anderson told the magazine she's unconcerned about the seemingly hectic pace of events, particularly the globetrotting.

"I do it all the time," she said. "I fly for real quick trips. We're going to France. We're going to have a reception and ceremony on the West Coast. Nashville. We have a lot going on. I'm just really excited.

"I'm more concerned about my kids and what they're doing over this week than what I'm doing. I want my kids to be a part of it. I want them to be there."

Anderson has two sons, 10-year-old Brandon and eight-year-old Dylan, from her three-year marriage to Lee. As for the Detroit-hailing Rock, he has a 16-year-old son, Robert James Ritchie Jr., from a previous relationship with autoworker Kelly South Russell.
Anderson and Rock, 35, rekindled their relationship this year. The duo, who began dating in 2001, got engaged in 2002 but split a year later before exchanging vows, let alone setting a date.

During the split, Anderson picked back up with Lee and, briefly, Stephen Dorff. She and Rock popped back onto gossip radar earlier this year, when photos of the duo on vacation--in Saint-Tropez of all places--began appearing online.

Anderson announced the duo's engagement just last week via a post to her Website, saying, "Yes, I'm finally getting remarried. It's been a whirlwind--spontaneous but well thought through."

"I'm in love. I'm happy. I see the light."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Collette Loyal Aussie

Actress Toni Collette poses for photographers as she arrives for the premiere of the film 'Little Miss Sunshine' in New York, July 25, 2006. Collette wore a dress by a fellow Aussie, leading Australian designer Collette Dinnigan, an eye-catching red silk georgette draped bodice gown. The one-of-a-kind gown was custom designed for the occasion.REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Deadwood in August

Episode #33: "Amateur Night"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m., 3:10 a.m.) and 11 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 7 (10:00 p.m.)
As Deadwood is overrun by Hearst's (Gerald McRaney) men, Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) issues contingency plans to Martha (Anna Gunn). Caught in a Pinkerton stampede, Wu (Keone Young) delivers a cryptic message to Swearengen (Ian McShane); it takes Burns (Sean Bridgers), of all people, to decipher it. Barrett (Jared Snyder) makes Merrick (Jeffrey Jones) pay for embarrassing Hearst in "The Pioneer"; Morgan Earp (Austin Nichols) calls out one of the "Pistoleros"; Commissioner Jarry (Stephen Tobolowsky) arrives from Yankton to solicit Hearst; Aunt Lou (Cleo King) gets some bad news; and Stubbs (Kim Dickens) survives an encounter with her former boss. As night falls, Langrishe (Brian Cox) mines Deadwood's talent pool with an amateur-night performance in front of his future theater, financed in part by a loan from Alma's (Molly Parker) bank.

Written by Nick Towne & Zack Whedon; directed by Adam Davidson.

Episode #34: "A Constant Throb"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 15 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m., 2:50 a.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 14 (10:00 p.m.)
With Bullock campaigning away from camp, Alma finds herself targeted by Hearst's henchmen, and finds shelter with Swearengen. Sent to the Gem with a missive from Hearst, Barrett is treated rudely by its proprietor, who turns to familiar methods to get the henchman to reveal his boss' future plans. Langrishe recruits one new actress at the expense of another; an obsessed Stapleton (Peter Jason) finds Claudia (Cynthia Ettinger) a hard one to pin down; and Jane (Robin Weigert) shares the particulars of her latest dream with Stubbs.

Written by W. Earl Brown; directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode #35: "The Catbird Seat"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 22 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (9:00 p.m., 2:55 a.m.) and 25 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 21 (10:00 p.m.)
Bullock holds an impromptu morning meeting to determine which emergencies warrant wiring him in Sturgis, where he and Harry (Brent Sexton) are delivering campaign pitches. The first summons doesn't take long, as Hearst follows up Alma's close call with one that's decidedly more on-target. In the aftermath, Alma takes refuge at the Gem, again, while Trixie (Paula Malcomson) decides to take matters into her own hands. Langrishe has a falling out with Hearst, giving him little time to huddle with his new lineup of actors. Dismissing the likelihood of ever seeing 23 mercenaries promised by Hawkeye, Swearengen turns to Wu to deliver more reliable, if not quite weapons-tested, reinforcements from Custer City.

Written by Bernadette McNamara; directed by Gregg Fienberg.

Episode #36: "Tell Him Something Pretty" (season finale)
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 29 (midnight) and 30 (9:00 p.m., 2:45 a.m.), and Sept. 1 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 28 (10:00 p.m.)
The camp turns out to vote, but as Bullock notes, the election may already have been decided. In light of the mood of the populace, Langrishe delays the opening of his theater, and ponders his future in Deadwood. After detouring at Nuttall's (Leon Rippy) Number 10, Hawkeye arrives at the Gem with "almost 18" men to complement Wu's contingent. Alma works out a deal for her claim; Utter Freight receives a special delivery for Hearst; and Harry gets his fire engine. Stubbs reaches out to a frustrated Tolliver (Powers Boothe), who finds himself with a folded hand as the action heats up. Through Farnum (William Sanderson), Hearst issues his conditions for departure, forcing Swearengen to finish what Burns can't.

Written by Ted Mann; directed by Mark Tinker.

DEADWOOD is produced by HBO Entertainment in association with Red Board Productions and Paramount Network Television; created and executive produced by David Milch; executive producers, Gregg Fienberg and Mark Tinker; supervising producer, Scott Stephens; producer, Ted Mann; casting directors, Junie Lowry Johnson, CSA and Libby Goldstein.

Closer Brings Home the Bacon

Kyra Sedgwick’s husband, Kevin Bacon, is set to direct an episode of her TNT drama series The Closer. Bacon will direct the final episode of the second season, which will air on TNT this December. This collaboration marks the eighth time the pair has worked together, the third time with Bacon as director. Bacon previously directed his Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award®-nominated wife in the award-winning Losing Chase, his directorial debut, as well as the critically acclaimed independent film Loverboy, in which he also co-starred.

The two-part December special will wrap up the The Closer’s second season and will find Brenda (Sedgwick) and Provenza (G.W. Bailey) fighting to keep their jobs while on administrative leave.

TNT’s The Closer launched its second season in June by capturing ad-supported cable’s largest audience ever (8.2 million viewers/6 million households) for an original scripted series telecast. The series currently ranks as ad-supported cable’s top scripted series for the year-to-date among viewers (6,327,000) and households (4,807,000).

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Keith Richards Goes Wylde

Photo Right: Rolling Stones member Keith Richards smiles at the end of a press conference in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 10, 2006. The state of Arkansas is prepared to pardon Richards for being a reckless driver, 31 years later. The state Parole Board on July 3 approved an application for clemency submitted on behalf of Richards, the 62-year-old guitarist, by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has until 30 days from Tuesday, July 18, 2006, to sign it, clearing Richards' record.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Photo Left: Richards performs during the opening venue of the band's European tour in Milan, July 11, 2006. (Loris Savino/Reuters)

On the 11th, Richards wore a shirt by the cutting-edge label Thomas Wylde. Richards chose Thomas Wylde’s “Kensington” shirt in plum. The shirt is a variation of a look from Thomas Wylde’s Autumn/Winter 2006 collection and was custom made for Richards. Items in the Thomas Wylde line range from $112 to $3,305 for the line’s couture-items.

Entourage Goes Platinum

On Sunday’s Entourage on HBO, Ari Gold (Emmy-nominee Jeremy Piven, seen right with his on-screen wife, played by actress Perrey Reeves) splurged on a rare platinum and 10.46-carat diamond eternity band by Tacori for his wife: the one-of-a-kind bauble is valued at $252,450. Aside from the fact that Piven’s portrayal actually does mimic real-life Hollywood “personalities,” does this mean that agents can really take home that much coin? It sure does if they’re taking a percentage of their client’s salary. “Vincent Chase” (Adrian Grenier) is making big buck.

BBC America Thriller: Murder City

You may recognize this actor from the awful “Love Actually,” but BeansTalk knows him as Nick, from the Robert Lindsay/Zoe Wannamaker Brit sitcom “My Family.”

The glossy, fast-paced Murder City, peppered with dark humor, stars Amanda Donahoe (L.A. Law, The Madness of King George) as tough, methodical detective, Susan Alembic, and Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Doctor Zhivago) as Luke Stone, her highly creative, unorthodox junior partner. Luke’s unconventional ideas set him apart from the rest of the team, but Susan realizes it’s sometimes his unique approach that unlocks the mystery. Working closely with the rest of the busy inner-city murder squad, their investigations bring them face to face with tormented pasts, grim secrets and deadly deceptions as each grisly discovery puts their own lives in jeopardy.

Murder City premieres Thursday, August 17, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Susan and Luke make a killer team in ten, brand new cases. In the first, Luke uses complex math equations to stalk a lunatic murderer while Susan learns to trust a showboating clairvoyant. Then, when a fractured skull is found at a construction site, they have to unravel a long-closed multiple murder case involving a tangle of killings driven by sex, love, money, and vengeance. The third case sets Luke on the trail of a golden thong, which ultimately leads to a stolen baby ring. The next case leads them to a sacred religious society, the Magnati. The fifth murder case looks like a gang turf war at first, but turns out to be a family affair, while the final one is about a chick-lit writer who ended up with Mr. Wrong. Throughout all, Susan tries to curb Luke’s wild streak, while Luke sorts out his feelings for Annie in Pathology. And their boss, Turner, while sometimes impressed by their brilliant police work, remains most impressed with efficient staff members who save the department money.

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“Murder City shows promising signs of feeding the mind as well as the eye. Certainly it manages to be an original police series which is something like the perfect crime.” The Guardian
“Excellent casting of Kris Marshall and Amanda Donohoe as Luke Stone and Susan Alembic.” The Scotsman


D.I. Susan Alembic Amanda Donohoe (L.A. Law, The Madness of King George)
D.S. Luke Stone Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Doctor Zhivago)
D.I. Adrian Dumfries Geff Francis (Waking the Dead, Bad Girls)
D.C. Frank Craven Connor McIntyre (Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Jury)
D.C. Alison Bain Laura Main (The Forsyte Saga)
D.C.I. Turner Tim Woodward (Poirot, Murphy’s Law)
Dr Simon Dunne Alexis Conran (Wire in the Blood, Band of Brothers)
Dr Anwar ‘Annie’ Parvez Amber Agar (Green Wing)

Writer Robert Murphy
Directors Sam Miller, Richard Spence, Ashley Pearce
Producers David Boulter, Tony Dennis
Series Producer Francis Hopkinson
Executive Producer Andy Harries


Episode One
When Jennifer and Billy Gilmartin return home from a party, they find their teenage daughter, Grace, is missing and her bedroom covered in blood. While detectives Susan Alembic and Luke Stone are meeting with the family, a psychic, Calvin Moran, arrives at the Gilmartin house claiming that Grace is alive. Luke discovers that Calvin has done time for fraud and he tries to discredit him. The Gilmartins ask Luke to leave, but not before Calvin predicts Luke’s death is imminent.

Cut to Schwartz-Briscoe Futures. Brandon Healy, a young futures trader, is working late at his desk when an arrow fires into his throat, killing him. As Luke looks over the company’s security tapes, he can’t understand how there could be no footage of anyone entering or leaving the building before or after the murder.

Back at the Gilmartin’s, Susan runs through the last conversations Grace had in an online chat-room. Detective Adrian Dumfries checks Billy’s alibi and discovers he left the party for an hour. Led by the psychic, Susan also unearths a long-dead body that is directly tied to Grace. There are now three more directions to pursue, but which one leads to the killer, assuming Grace is in fact dead?

Meanwhile, Luke finds an unlikely witness in front of Schwartz-Briscoe Futures, one that leads him to the arrogant, openly hostile Dylan Forbes, an actuary for the company. Could Dylan have used his probability and math skills to beat the security cameras?
Episode one premieres Thursday, August 17, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode Two
Just as the team is investigating a skull found at a construction site, they get news that an elderly woman has been stabbed to death in her bedroom. When Luke is investigating the crime scene, he wonders why she didn’t pull the alarm cord by her bed. Did she know her killer? When he notices that her son, Michael, dressed in a rush and has wet hair, he arrests him. But Michael has a rock-solid alibi. Luke’s boss, Turner, takes him off the case, and sends him to investigate the skull.

Luke wastes no time getting a facial reconstruction of the skull and sending the image to the press. Meanwhile, Adrian has found a bloody earring in the elderly woman’s bedroom which points to another family member.

A woman has responded to the image released to the press. She says this man killed her sister, and that she distinctly remembers a conversation in a taxi where this man said he just got a hole in one. Luke latches on to this – surely the identity of this man will be found in golf course records. A visit to the club leads Luke to his prime suspect, but while visiting his home, it’s the suspect’s wife who gets Luke’s attention and moves the investigation in another direction.
Episode two premieres Thursday, August 24, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode Three
When a body, severed from the waist down, is found at the dump, Luke traces the victim’s upscale gold silk lingerie to a small list of clients, eventually ending up at the victim’s apartment. Her name is Victoria, and a neighbor recalls that she left the apartment with a man late Saturday night, looking very drunk.

Back at the dump, Victoria’s arm is recovered. A skin sample under her nails leads to her sister, while the semen found on her lingerie points to her sister’s husband. Clearly there is something going on within the family, but when the team finds a huge amount of cash in Victoria’s apartment, they head to Victoria’s office, a language school.

When the team notices a connection between the cash overflow and a number of pregnant women at Victoria’s language school, the investigation takes a shocking turn.
Episode three premieres Thursday, August 31, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode Four
When a gallery owner is found drowned in the trunk of his car, the team heads to his business and his ransacked apartment, where they find a smashed bottle of beer, expensive perfume and casino chips.

Meanwhile, a disheveled man has confessed to five murders, but at least one of the victims had a heart attack. What should they do with him? Adrian decides he can help with the tedious job of piecing together the beer bottle for prints while he gets to the bottom of the mystery.

At the casino, Susan talks to the casino owner, while Luke interviews a femme fatale, Rosa, in the ladies’ room. She claims to know nothing, but her perfume is just one clue that she’s the dead man’s lover. As the investigation moves from the art world, to the casino, to the realm of religious artifacts, Susan grows increasingly concerned about Luke’s compromising relationship with the elusive Rosa.
Episode four premieres Thursday, September 7, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode Five
A drive-by shooting on a busy street in north London looks like a gang turf war, but the bullets didn’t stop once the gang target was shot. One of the dead found in the aftermath is Thierry Vasseur, a middle-aged, wealthy businessman. Luke is intrigued when the blood spatters in Thierry’s car are not consistent with a bullet in his head. When forensics reveals that Thierry was being poisoned, his wife and daughter become the prime suspects.

The name of health freak and jazz fanatic, Ken Hill, comes up more than once during the investigation. Ken has been recorded on the phone with Thierry making drug deals, and, even though Thierry’s wife, Ellen, denies knowing him, he has been photographed at jazz shows with her.

When Luke and Susan pay Ken a visit, he goes crazy, and is about to throw Luke off the balcony when he collapses from a heart attack. It’s hard to believe that a drug-dealing health nut would be sampling from his inventory. Is it possible that he’s also being poisoned?
Episode five premieres Thursday, September 14, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode Six
A voice-over tells us that the stylish young woman we see on screen is looking for Mr. Right, but cut to a hotel bedroom and the same girl is on the bed with a lover — a single bullet through both of their heads.

From a credit card, Luke and Susan identify the woman as Karen Hartson, but they can’t identify the man, although he looks familiar. They learn that Karen had rented the same room on six occasions in the last three months, always on a Wednesday afternoon: Karen and her lover would have been simple enough to track, but which was the target?

Back at the station they realize the male victim, Alan Scobie, was a witness in a case. The trial is set for a week’s time, is it possible that the suspect had him shot? Susan investigates the case working back from Alan, while Luke tries to get into Karen’s head. When he finds a novel in progress at Karen’s apartment, it’s a great place to start.
Episode six premieres Thursday, September 21, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode seven
When the dead body of a woman is thrown from the top of an apartment block, killing a man below, his fiancée, Lucy, is the only witness. Investigating the murder of the first victim leads Susan and Luke to a dating agency for married people.

The last person who saw the woman alive was Mark Drummond, a regular at the dating agency, so Susan goes undercover to ensnare him. But the investigation takes a turn when a shocking coincidence is revealed — Drummond and Lucy’s father know each other.

Susan finds herself in a dangerous situation. Drummond is telling her lies, and even worse, she’s falling for him. When Luke discovers that whoever pushed the woman off the roof meant to kill the man below, all signs point to an old family friend.
Episode seven premieres Thursday, September 28, 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Episode eight *note new time*
A 17-year-old girl, Bethany, is found dead at boarding school. It looks like she slit her wrists, but when bloody footsteps are found leading away from the body, Luke thinks they might be looking at assisted suicide — or even murder. When it’s found that she was pregnant, the girl’s best friend leads Luke to their teacher, Julian McDowell. He’s got an alibi, but he won’t tell them what he was doing during the murder.

Meanwhile, Susan is trying to solve the murder of Vernon Duffy by firing squad. Duffy was recently acquitted on a rape charge because of a police error, so the husband of the victim is Susan’s prime suspect. When the husband’s alibi checks out, Susan realizes that her next suspects might be the jury for the rape case. Could they have taken it upon themselves to exact revenge?

Luke and Susan now know that Julian was a member of that jury, which was why he would not reveal his whereabouts. Moving on, Luke discovers the person Bethany trusted the most — the same person who threw him off scent at the start of the case — is responsible for her demise.
Episode eight premieres Thursday, October 5, 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode nine *note new time*
When Greg is run over by a red car, it looks like it was done deliberately. His wife is set to gain financially from his death, so she becomes the prime suspect. But when the owner of the car, Adam, turns up, something doesn’t fit.

Meanwhile, a woman makes an emergency call from Ryan Everett’s apartment when he’s been shot in the head by a sniper outside his window. He’s young, rich, handsome — but not dead, like they thought. When Susan talks to him about possible enemies, she gets the feeling he’s hiding something. The investigation reveals that Ryan is a gigolo, and that he owes lots of money to Adam — but for what?

Ryan was not always a gigolo, so a look at his past relationships may be the key to what he asked Adam to do, and why.
Episode nine premieres Thursday, October 12, 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode ten *note new time*
A student, Alice, is found strangled in her apartment. Her boyfriend, Jamie, is a prime suspect, but when Luke and Susan go to interview him, he’s making out with her mother.

Meanwhile, across town, a man has been shot dead and the gun has disappeared. When they visit his girlfriend’s apartment, she’s nursing a hangover with the gun in her hand. She doesn’t know whether she’s shot her boyfriend, Sam, or not. It’s up to Luke to prove she didn’t.

When Jamie’s alibi doesn’t check out with the time his girlfriend, Alice, was killed, Susan and Luke go to pick him up. A hotel towel makes Luke think that Alice’s murder is connected with Sam’s. Not only was Alice a cleaner at the hotel, Luke also learns that Sam’s friends, Tony and Joe, lied about visiting the hotel on the night of the murder.
Episode ten premieres Thursday, October 19, 10 p.m. ET/PT.

No-Commercial Godfather I, II

An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Turner Classic Movies to Air The Godfather, The Godfather II Uncut, Uninterrupted

Turner Classic Movies will premiere uncut, uninterrupted airings of The Godfather and The Godfather II at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 6, 2006, it was announced today by Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager of TCM.

The two films are arguably the most successful and critically acclaimed original-and-sequel pair in the history of Hollywood. Each was not only a box-office blockbuster but also a Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards®. The Godfather was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and won three Oscars®; The Godfather II was nominated for 11 Academy Awards® and won six Oscars®.

“The Godfather and The Godfather II became the prototype for all subsequent gangster films, catapulted the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Diane Keaton and put Marlon Brando forever into pop culture as the clichĂ© mob boss because of his role as Don Vito Corleone,” said Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager of TCM. “TCM is proud to bring these influential, landmark films to viewers in their entirety.”

Because of the 8 p.m. start, a parental warning will precede the films, which carry a TV-MA rating. The rating, which recommends viewing by mature audiences only, indicates a program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

The two films will air during a day featuring the extraordinary Duvall as part of Summer Under the Stars, a month-long celebration dividing all 31 days among some of Hollywood’s most-enduring personalities. For the full schedule, please visit

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hudson Down Under

Actress Kate Hudson supported the local(s) as she walked on the red carpet at the Australian premiere of her latest movie 'You, Me and Dupree' in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta, Sunday, July 23, 2006. Hudson wore a dress by leading Australian designer Collette Dinnigan on July 23, 2006 for the premiere Hudson chose an asymmetrical silk-chiffon gown in a beautiful red and white cherry print. The floor-length dress was custom-made for Hudson’s premiere.

Before we say what we’re going to say, let us preface this by saying we are in no way implying we know any better or are any better fashion or beauty-wise. In fact, we simply call it like it is and describe ourselves as short, fat and our ethnicity. Hudson is gorgeous. She is probably even prettier than her mother. She may be a bit too thin.

But here’s the thing – she probably shouldn’t wear her hair back. She should probably keep it to its sexy tousled longish look. Her ears, in this hairdo, look huge. Like she could fly. Look at her expression in the close-up photo, right. Like she knows. Like her very wealthy successful award-winning mother should’ve pinned her ears back when she was younger. Hey! Just wear your hair down, honey.

But the Dinnigan dress is great and we’re all for supporting the local community. Especially one like Parramatta, where we someday hope to visit. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Grey’s To Syndicate on Lifetime

The doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital will soon begin making house calls at Lifetime Television. Lifetime Televisiontoday announced that it has acquired the exclusive basic cable rights from Buena Vista Television for the Emmy Award® nominated series “Grey’s Anatomy,” beginning in fall 2009.

Lifetime will begin airing episodes from the first season once a week, starting in January 2007.

Grey's Anatomy,” which ended the season as the No. 1 scripted-series on television, focuses on young interns at Seattle Grace Hospital struggling to be doctors and doctors struggling to stay human. It's the drama and intensity of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives of interns who are about to discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.

Grey’s Anatomy,” which was nominated for 11 2006 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, now joins ABC sibling “Desperate Housewives” on the Lifetime schedule. “Desperate Housewives” joins Lifetime on Saturday, August 5, 2006, at 11PM (ET/PT), beginning with its first season.

Grey's Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd, James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, T.R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley, Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel Stevens, Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, Isaiah Washington as Dr. Preston Burke, Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev and Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Shepherd.

Shonda Rhimes (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) is creator and executive producer. Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Betsy Beers (“Casanova”) and Peter Horton (“thirtysomething”) are executive producers. “Grey's Anatomy” is a Touchstone Television Production.

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. The network covers issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Foxx Dons Kwiat

Actor Jamie Foxx, star of the action film 'Miami Vice', attends the film's premiere in Los Angeles July 20, 2006. The film, based on the popular television series of the same name, opens July 28 in the U.S. He’s seen in the other photo with his co-star, actor Colin Farrell. Foxx (who everyone knows loves his bling) wears a pair of rare brown diamonds studs, seen left, (5cts., valued at $50,000; btw, referring to them as "studs" man-lifies them, when they're actually just big ass impressive earrings) by Kwiat and a sleek brown diamond and platinum middle-finger ring, seen right (18cts., valued at $200,000!) by Kwiat. Both photos: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

J & Company

Check out the website and double click on the image (that means click twice) and you'll get the image for a larger view.

Lots of hip people wear them. Check this out...

See, they come in all kinds of sizes (sort of). To the left, you see Nicole Richie, which means they come in children's sizes. Above, Sharon Stone, so that means a thin, tall woman, and to the far right, on Mrs. My Fair Brady Adrienne Curry, it shows they fit an (America's Next) Top Model.

Seriously, if you're going to shell out the coin for these ultra popular jeans, you're going to be able to fit in them and they're going to look fantastic. FANTASTIC. Well, don't they??

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Think You’ve Got “It?”
Live in L.A. (or Nearby)?

"American Idol" L.A. Auditions Move To Rose Bowl Tuesday, August 8 2006

Due to a scheduling conflict, American Idol’s Los Angeles auditions have moved to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Audition dates for the sixth edition of American Idol will continue in six additional cities, including San Antonio, East Rutherford, Birmingham, Memphis, Minneapolis and Seattle. One lucky auditioner will join the prestigious group of singers who have been crowned “American Idol” – Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood and newest “Idol” Taylor Hicks.

Audition dates for the additional cities are as follows:

San Antonio, TX Friday, Aug. 11 Alamodome

East Rutherford, NJ Monday, Aug. 14 Continental Airlines Arena

Birmingham, AL Monday, Aug. 21 BJCC

Memphis, TN Sunday, Sept. 3 FedExForum

Minneapolis, MN Friday, Sept. 8 Target Center

Seattle, WA Tuesday, Sept. 19 Key Arena

Audition information for these cities will be announced shortly. Season six of American Idol will premiere in January 2007 on FOX.

Los Angeles Auditions

WHO: Men and women 16 to 28 years old on Aug. 6, 2006, and eligible to work in the United States. Restrictions apply – please go to for specifics.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

WHERE: Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Thursday, July 20, 2006

We Love These Shirts!

Chicago based Tangerine Promotions, LLC launches its first apparel collection, Materialust. Designed for men and women, the line is sold at high-end boutiques and specialty stores.

Materialust’s collection of t-shirts features rare and exclusively licensed vintage artwork from various countries, cities, and unique destinations across the globe. This is SO a BeansTalk kind of thing.

The artwork appearing on the shirts derives from vintage travel brochures, matchbooks, pamphlets, napkins, and even street graphics. We say, oh so clever.

“Just about everyone has an emotional connection with traveling. Materialust is giving consumers part of that experience by exposing them to some of the most creative vintage travel artwork from around the globe,” says Steve Friedman, CEO of Tangerine Promotions.

For its first release Materialust will be taking its passengers to Paris, Bombay, Tijuana, Las Vegas, and Honolulu. More international destinations are scheduled with each upcoming release, including Tokyo, Havana, Madrid, Cairo, and London to name a few.

Each shirt features a unique hang tag (resembling a vintage airline luggage tag circa 1964) with the airport codes of each destination and a special wash that makes each garment feel like an old souvenir t-shirt from your favorite vacation.

Materialust shirts retail between $50 and $60.

Materialust’s offices are based in Los Angeles where the brand is managed by Steve Friedman and Ben Cornwell. Cornwell is an alumnus of Trunk Ltd; the Culver City, CA-based (whoo! Shout out for BeansTalk's hometown) high-end vintage apparel collection famous for its re-issued rock vintage shirts. Friedman is the CEO of Tangerine Promotions, a promotional merchandise company based in Chicago, IL.

See how cute they are? Of course, we are a little tublet-y to wear crew neck (we are also cursed with being short of neck so this kind of neckline make us look like a cousin It kind of egg). But we would SO wear one of the V-neck. Cute cute. Love the concept.

McConaughey Dons Speedos

Matthew McConaughey took to the water on a hot summer day wearing Speedo’s summer style boardshort “Mackerel Cove”. The tan and navy shorts feature atropical print design on the side with a D-ring eyelet tie draw cord. Smokin’! (Despite what BeansTalk guilty pleasure Perez Hilton and his pals say are McConaughey’s stubby arms). Hey, we’re not huge fans -- we've been known to call him McCraza-hey -- but we call it like it is!

Speedo is evolving beyond swimwear into a fashion-forward portfolio of active wear for both men and women with the help of Olympians Michael Phelps and Amanda Beard. Celebrity clients include; Rebecca Romijn, Renee Zellweger, Jerry O’Connell, James Denton and Triathlon athlete & actress Maxine Bahns.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

You heard it here first. The popular pop band Keane will shoot their latest music video this Friday in an undisclosed westside location (translate: the home of a BeansTalk friend).

BTW, I love the two photos here, initially when they started (and in their cute, but especially cute because there's a spice of nerd there) and here they are now, in their current super-hot, teen-dreamy stage. The latter means that there's a tad of 'tude.

Here's a bio for the unindoctrinated:

In 2002, following several years of experimenting and honing their sound, Keane decided that they needed to get out and play live. They booked two acoustic gigs, one at the 12 Bar Club, another at the Betsey Trotwood. Fierce Panda mini-mogul Simon Williams caught the Betsey Trotwood gig, and asked Keane to put out a single on his label.

They chose ‘Everybody’s Changing’, a sweeping, majestic ode to feeling utterly lost when everyone else seems to know the score, which was recorded for zero pence. “The recording session was a little rough and ready – the song was literally made in a room in someone’s house,” Tom laughs. “And we had to go round to a different house to mix it, because the speakers broke.” It would be difficult to find origins more desperately indie, yet ‘Everybody’s Changing’ sounded like a Number One chart hit before you even got to the chorus, and it immediately began turning heads. Steve Lamacq decided that it was one of the best singles in Fierce Panda’s entire history – not bad for a label, which housed early releases from Coldplay, Idlewild and Supergrass. He declared that Keane were “somewhere between a scuffed Coldplay and a frankly bewildered Beautiful South”, hammering the single on his show and eventually calling the band in for a session on BBC 6Music. Xfm were on the case, too, with Clare Sturgess requesting a session from the band, while a Sunday Times profile noted that Keane were responsible for “three and a half minutes of pure pop loveliness”. NME wrote that ‘Everybody’s Changing’ was “indisputably mighty” and compared Keane with “‘Kid A’-era Radiohead covering A-ha”.

What all these people spotted – and what the rest of the world will shortly find out for themselves – is that despite the reference points, Keane’s beguilingly beautiful music really isn’t like anything else that’s out there right now. “Our songs have universal themes and are emotional,” Tim nods. “People want emotion. But that seems like quite a rare thing these days. I don’t think there are many bands who are making music which actually means anything. There’s nothing to identify with.”

Things, at last, were beginning to gather pace. Keane’s first UK tour saw Tom, Richard and Tim performing at venues up and down the country to audiences of between five and 300 people. They didn’t look like many other bands – there was no guitarist, a factor which might send some purists screaming into the hills but, Richard says, really wasn’t a conscious decision.

By the time spring 2003 rolled around, the boys were out on the road again, and labels were already putting offers on the table. “All we were after was the opportunity to make the right record with the right people,” Tom shrugs – which is where Island stepped in. “We’ve never wanted to be a small, cult band,” Tom adds. “We want to get our music heard by as many people as we possibly can, because that’s why we’re making it.”

Throw in a startling appearance in the New Bands tent at the Reading and Leeds Carling Weekend, more plaudits for the boys’ second single ‘This Is The Last Time’. And, once again, it sounds like all the bands who’ve ever meant anything to anyone, but at the same time it only sounds like Keane.

“People often say that they wish they’d been around in the 60s,” Tom says. “But we’re happy just where we are. We love rock’s back catalogue, and now we’ve got a chance to add to it. After all, tunes never go out of fashion.” (site by the band's shooter -- photog)

Let's thank the web and Wikpedia for all the great info.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

New From Yuko

Lock In Color Shampoo

*Prevent color fading and locks in color
*Weak Acid formula is gentle to scalp and hair
*Protects hair from heat and UV

Aqua Gold, creatine (an Amino Acids derivative), Silk Protein, Silk Polymer (Heat active element:s), Edelweiss Extract (Active oxygen removal element), and Tocha Extract (protects and absorbs Ultraviolet rays UVA, UVB)

Lock In Color Treatment

*Prevents color fading and locks in color
*Heat active element coats hair and prevents fading and keeps color in hair
*Protects hair from heat and UV
*Rejuvenates hair with amino acid

Aqua Gold, creatine (an Amino Acids derivative), Silk Protein, Silk Polymer (Heat active element:s), Edelweiss Extract Edelweiss Extract (Active oxygen removal element), and Tocha Extract (protects and absorbs Ultraviolet rays UVA, UVB)

Contains Aqua Gold
Utilizes Yuko System's method of making GOLD water soluble. Gold is one of the most electrically stable

Regina King Joins 24

As 24’s “Day 6” approaches, the cast continues to assemble, with Regina King (“Ray”) and DB Woodside (24’s “Wayne Palmer”) joining last season’s most Emmy-nominated series as series regulars in season six. The clock will reset for 24 in January, Mondays (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox.

After last season’s assassination of beloved President Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), the Palmer Family now comes together with the addition of King as Palmer’s sister “Angela,” a powerful advocacy lawyer, and the return of Palmer’s strong-minded brother “Wayne” (Woodside) as the recently elected President.

King is best known for her roles in “Jerry Maguire” and the Academy Award-winning “Ray,” while Woodside has earned recognition for his recurring role on 24.

24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Brian Grazer, Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland are the executive producers.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hudson Crisp in Escada

She may be most photographed this summer with her long-locked son Ryder, with both in beach garb (translate: Kate in a bikini). But Thursday, actress Kate Hudson was arrived at the Today Show to promote her new film You, Me and Dupree while wearing Escada. The blonde beauty wore an ivory cotton pencil dress accented with black embroidered eyelet detail and a waist cinching belt. Photo Peter Kramer for Gettyimages or Associated Press

Sneak Peek at New Sneaks

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Ryan Devlin will be wearing them next week on ET and on MTV. John Norris will put them on TRL some time soon. We hear the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media, Perez Hilton, had to have a pair to right away.

They’re available sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. They only come in the colors in the pictures; black with red and gray with orange. The MSRP is $55. The styles are only those two...hugs not drugs and money. The stores
are still unknown but most likely Kitson, Urban Uutfitters.

More info,

Friday, July 14, 2006

Runway’s Season 3 Hit

Season Three Premiere Of Bravo's "Project Runway" Dresses Up With The Highest Rated Series Of The Day In P25-54 And The Network's Highest Season Premiere Ever More Than 2.4 Million Viewers Tune-In To Hear Heidi Klum Say "Auf Wiedersehen" To The First Season Three Designer

The third season premiere of Bravo's four-time Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway" became the highest rated season premiere ever in the network's history. Last night's premiere was up 161% over the season two premiere in total viewers. More than 2.4 million total viewers tuned in to see fifteen new designers compete in their first design challenge of this season, vying for the opportunity to show a line at New York Fashion Week.

On the day of the premiere, witnessed a spike to 150,000 unique visitors. The site also garnered 1.6 million page views.

* Wednesday's premiere scored as Bravo's highest season premiere ever in HH rating, total viewers, P18-34, and P18-49. The program averaged a 2.23 HH coverage rating, 2.411 million total viewers, 915,000 P18-34, 1.594 million P18-49, and 1.422 million P25-54.

* Versus the two-hour season two premiere, last night's episode average improved 161% among total viewers, 116% among P18-34, 132% and P18-49, and 137% among P25-54.

* The season three premiere of "Project Runway" was the highest rated series of the day among P25-54.

* From 8P-11P, Bravo averaged a 1.46 HH coverage rating, 1.615 million total viewers, 640,000 P18-34, 1.042 million P18-49, and 877,000 P25-54. This ranks as Bravo's best Wednesday prime ever among total viewers, and ties with the Project Runway 2 finale as the top Wednesday prime among P18-34.

* From 7P-2A, Bravo averaged a 0.97 HH coverage rating; 1.059 million total viewers, 440,000 P18-34; 701,000 P18-49; and 577,000 P25-54. This ranks as Bravo's best 7P-2A performance ever among P18-34, and Bravo's top Wednesday 7P-2A delivery among total viewers.

"Project Runway" airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.
For more information visit

Source: Nielsen NHI Live + Same Day Data. All data prior to 12/26/05 is Pre-DVR. Season 2 premiere 12/7/05 10P-12A.

Spa Experience At Home

There’s nothing like being pampered. And even better than that (yes, it does get better), is being pampered at home. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles’ area, our friends at the will come to your home and take very good care of you (in a very good way).

Not only can you get at-home facials and massage, but hair cuts and styles, as well as hair replacements and extensions. Imagine walking out of your house looking your most fabulous. Dreamy.

Standard Services

Containing organic ingredients, Eminence hand-made Skin Care products imported from Hungary, Europe are used. Select from a large variety of treatments including microdermabrasion and fruit acid peels.

Hair Cut & Style:
They focus on special occasions and events where personal attention to detail is essential.

Hair Replacement and Extensions:
For those looking to enhance existing hair by making it fuller or longer or for those in need of a full hair system.

Massage Therapy:
A multitude of different options is avaialble from Deep Tissue to Swedish or a comination of all.

Makeup and Nail Treatment:
They offer manicures, pedicures or both.

Call for Details

Aromatherapy Massage
Cellulite Treatment
Facial Treatment



Massage 1 hr $ 140
Massage 1 _ hr $ 155
Hot stone massage 1 hr $ 150
Hot stone massage 1_ hr $ 170
Pregnancy Massage 1 hr $ 130

European Facial

Facial 55 mins $ 100
Facial with extraction $ 120
Back facial 55 mins $ 100
Paprika/Carrot vitamin treatment $ 70
Microdermabrasion - 1 session $ 160
Microdermabrasion - 5 sessions $ 850


Men’s cut $ 60 & up
Women’s cut $ 60 & up
Blow-dry / Hot rollers $ 50 & up
Extensions Call
Hair Replacement Call


Bikini wax $ 40 and up
Full leg wax $ 100 and up
Half leg wax $ 50 and up
Back wax $ 60 and up


Manicure $ 50
Pedicure $ 75
Mani/Pedi $ 105

About Jasmina…

Jasmina Medenica is a professional cosmetology specialist, aesthetian and massage therapist with many years experience in the industry. Medenica was trained in both Europe and the U.S.

Since her clientel is primarily on entertainment and professional business persons, she ccommodates varying schedules.



8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily

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Aguora Hills
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