Thursday, August 31, 2006

Is Lindsey Lohan Engaged?

This just in from our friends at Extra: “Extra” has exclusively learned that Lindsay Lohan’s boyfriend, Harry Morton, just purchased an engagement ring for her at Cartier in Beverly Hills. In a statement to “Extra,” a representative from Morton’s company, Pink Taco, says, “I can confirm that Harry was shopping in Cartier…but what he purchased I cannot confirm. If it was in fact a gift then that’s between him and whomever the gift is for.”

Unseen Dylan

Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour: The Home Movies Through the Camera of Drummer Mickey Jones Available on DVD October 31, 2006
Through MVD Visual

MVD Visual and Highway 61 Entertainment announce the home viewing release of Bob Dylan – 1966 World Tour: The Home Movies for worldwide distribution on DVD.

For the first time on home video, musician- turned-actor Mickey Jones chronicles the legendary 1966 Bob Dylan World Tour through his recently discovered home movies! With a set of drum sticks and his 8 mm color home movie camera, Mickey Jones toured the world in 1966 with Bob Dylan and The Band. He captured on film what became known as the tour that changed Rock and Roll forever - when Dylan traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric sound. This new version includes new, exculsive interviews with Charlie Daniels discussing his 1970’s Dylan album recordings, Johnny Rivers and Trini Lopez discussing Dylan’s influence on their music, 1966 World Tour soundman Richard Alderson on the tour sound, and Mickey Jones with new revelations, including the surprising truth about Play F#@%ing Loud!", contradicting the conclusion in Scorcese’s No Direction Home.

“Home movies aren't supposed to be this cool!” - Scott Bauer, ASSOCIATED PRESS
“The Home Movies is a rare glimpse of Dylan!” - David Fricke, ROLLING STONE
“Absolutely Fascinating!” - Phil Johnson, THE INDEPENDENT (UK)

Background Music performed by Highway 61 Revisited:
All Along The Watchtower, Ballad of a Thin Man, Highway 61 Revisited, Like A Rolling Stone, Positively 4th Street, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Subterranean Homesick Blues, The Times They Are A Changin’, Watchin’ the River Flow

Bonus Features: 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Includes Exclusive and Unreleased: Acoustic and electric Bob Dylan and The Band concert footage from Europe and Australia, 1966 Tour photos by rock photographer Barry Feinstein, and 1960’s Tour footage of The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Trini Lopez, and Johnny Rivers.

Street Date: October 31, 2006
Retail: 14.95
Run Time: 95 minutes

Bob Dylan Unauthorized Documentaries Box Set

Available on October 31, 2006 Through MVD Visual

This package contains three full-length films, the "Rolling Thunder" and "The Gospel Years" CD soundtracks, and nine bonus postcards. The films include "Bob Dylan 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years [2006]", "Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974 Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein [2005]", and "Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour, The Home Movies Through the Camera of Mickey Jones [2003]"

Director Joel Gilbert reveals these monumental periods of Bob Dylan’s life and music through insider portraits, exclusive photos, concert footage, and visits to places of great signifigance in Dylan's life.

"Bob Dylan 1975-1981 Rolling Thunder and The Gospel Years [2006]" - Running Time: 240 min.
"Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974 Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein [2005]" - Running Time: 120 min.
"Bob Dylan 1966 World Tour, The Home Movies Through the Camera of Mickey Jones [2003]" - Running Time: 95 min.

DeVito, Potter Dine at “Color”ful B.H. Restaurant

Actors Danny DeVito and Monica Potter both were at Barbara Lockhart's Colors on Bedford restaurant on Thursday, August 24, 2006, although they were at separate tables.

DeVito power lunched with an industry couple. The trio ate the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Wood-Oven Cooked Burgers and Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. DeVito is a Colors regular.

Potter brought one of her sons, her new baby and her husband Daniel Allison. They ate Mac & Cheese, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, BLT Panini Sandwiches and Wood-Oven Cooked Burgers. Potter told the server, “this restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and the food is superb!”

BTW, BeansTalk loves Monica Potter and thinks Potter’s what Julia Roberts wishes she would be. In fact, Potter has similar facial features and voice, but without the Southern Twang. Potter married at 19 to Tom Potter (they’re now divorced) and she had two sons, Liam and David, with him. She’s been married since June of last year to Daniel Christopher Allison, an orthopedic surgeon. The couple had their first child, and Potter’s first daughter, Molly Brigid Allison, on August 3, 2005. Anyway, she’s probably very happy right where she is, but we think she’s a little under the radar. The other difference between her and Roberts is that Potter is an excellent actress. She just hasn’t had the opportunity to really show her chops off. She had a brief stint on ABC’s “Boston Legal.” Check out her “The Very Thought of You” (at least, that’s what it was called in the U.S.). She was also in “I’m With Lucy,” “Along Came a Spider,” “Head Over Heels” and Robin Williams’ “Patch Adams” and “Saw.” See what we mean by not being able to demonstrate her talents?

Meanwhile, the food sounds awfully good at this restaurant. We may try it some day.

Colors on Bedford
369 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 205-0171

Artful Bag

We have a shamefully full closet of purses, everything from $12.99 T.J. Maxx vinyl to $698 Isabella Fiore designs (no, we never pay full price).

Still, we are always more than open to new handbags. We found a line that is both beautifully artistic and yet spacious enough to hold more than just I.D. (so we can buy booze) and lipstick. Check out the photos -- could this bag be any cuter?

Santa Cruz native and Moss Landing resident Stella Page is not only lucky enough to live in a gorgeous area of the Northern California coast, but her Stella Page Design has grown from an artist honing her skill, to a Limited Editions, collectable, functional art. With the most beautiful woman in the world seeking out and collecting Stella Page's ever changing designs, her fan base is constantly growing. Each season brings new editions to her line and the wait list grows. Celebrities like Salma Hayek carry her bags.

As the website boasts: "'s a work of art!" 831.633.5503 ~

Image above:

Style: TR
Color: Butterscotch
Motif: Amber Foral
Dimensions: 7 x 3.5 x 4 (LWH)
Details: Detachable Shoulder Strap
Price: $425 USD

The Proverbial Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet presented a two-day event – featuring fashions, beauty products and services, and cuisine -- for invited guests in a private Hollywood location. Yup, more Emmy prep luxuriating.

(Double click on all Silver Spoon images above for caption and credit information.)

Luxury brands were displayed in a buffet-style setting on Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 2006

The Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet is a estination for celebrities, stylists and media. The buffet is normally held before major award shows.

Pre-Emmy buffet attendees included: Kiera Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Allison Janney (“The West Wing”), Randy Jackson (“American Idol”), Drew Lachey (“Dancing with the Stars”), Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”), Jeri Ryan (“Shark”), Jerry Ferrara (“Entourage”), Constance Zimmer (“Entourage”), Rex Lee (“Entourage”), Ellen Barkin (Ocean’s Thirteen), Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”), Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die), Justin Berfield (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Evan Handler (“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), Gary Valentine (“King of Queens”), Teri Polo (“The West Wing”), Heidi Montag (“The Hills”), Bob Guiney (“The Bachelor”), Rachel Hunter (“Dancing with the Stars”), Carrie Ann Inaba (“Dancing with the Stars”), Mario Lopez (“Dancing with the Stars”), Samantha Harris (“Dancing with the Stars”), Tara Reid (“Taradise”), Bahar Soomekh (Crash), Shaun Toub (Crash), Autumn Reeser (“The O.C.”), Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray, “Stacked”), Marsha Thomason (“Las Vegas”), George Stults (“7th Heaven”), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Randy Spelling (“Sons of Hollywood”), David Weintraub (“Sons of Hollywood”), Missy Peregrym (Stick It), Matt Dallas (“Kyle XY”), Daveigh Chase (“Big Love”), Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk”), Chris Warren Jr. (“High School Musical”), Daneel Harris (“One Tree Hill”), David Keith (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Model Caroline D’Amore, Michael Moloney (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), Kellan Lutz (Accepted), Kathy Griffin (“My Life on the D-List”), Alexis Thorpe (Wedding Crashers), Rachel Stevens (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo),Jonny Abrahams (Prime), Alec Mapa (“Half & Half”), MLB player Jose Canseco, Alex Nesic (“Sleeper Cell”), Alana Curry (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Jackie Warner (Bravo’s “Work Out”), Joel McHale (“The Soup” on E!), Leeza Gibbons, Deidre Hall (“Days of our Lives”), Alison Sweeney (“Days of our Lives”), Kristian Alfonso (“Days of our Lives”), Ashley Jones (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Jennifer Gareis (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”) and socialite Jason Davis.

Lorena Bendinskas, Silver Spoon partner says, “We helped talent relax before the Emmys by offering everything from deep-tissue massages from Allure Pilates, make-up by Sheer Cover along with manicures and pedicures from Hands On.”

Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet co-founder Melissa Lemer adds, “We raised over $10,000 for Tom’s Foundation, which buys school and medical supplies for children. Specifically, the funds we raised will go toward donating supplies to children in Los Pilontes, Argentina.”

Designers, jewelers, cosmetic and skin-care lines from around the world join The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing in presenting exclusive tribute fashions, camera-ready makeup and hairstyling, and good luck charms to selected guests. Beauty treatments were a popular destination.

At this year’s Buffet, attendees viewed jewelry from A Diamond is Forever, who showcased Journey Diamond Jewelry, which features diamonds set in a graduated pattern from smallest to largest and represents how love grows stronger over time. Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend; Kiera Knightley, Felicity Huffman and Allison Janney all left the Buffet with a piece of Journey Diamond Jewelry.

Gorjana jewelry also gifted guests with their delicate gold and silver designs on site.

Male and female stars snatched up the hot timekeepers of the moment: Toywatches, as seen in Fred Segal and Vanity Fair. Guests were treated to Sheer Cover® makeup, the mineral makeup collection presented by Leeza Gibbons.

The new haircare line Aquage outfitted attendees with products. Healing Anthropology gifted fresh skincare products without preservatives, while Rural Revolution offered its exclusive natural body scrub for freshly exfoliated skin. American Laser Centers, specialists in laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and cellulite-reduction therapy company consulted attendees’ needs. Lumineers by Cerinate offered stars in need of a last minute smile touch-up.

Allure Pilates Spa gave massages while Hands On salon gave manicures and pedicures. Stars could take home Karma yoga wear and a Plank yoga mat.

Fashions were very popular at the Buffet.

Spanx [a future story may be up on BeansTalk soon] hosiery helps sculpt stomachs and thighs while Fashion Forms bras and accessories can accentuate and flaunt one’s assets. Guests received dresses by Kirsten Jade Inc., Magaschoni cashmere, Henry III denim, Gypsy shirts for men and women, Cusp swimsuits and Gold Toe socks. Franco Sarto gifted handbags and boots while Tsubo offered the latest fashion-forward sneakers. Dog lovers snagged “Dogs Rule” clothing and gear from Pedigree. Stars who needed good luck charms picked up Cabbage Patch Kids Newborns.

Buffet guests enjoyed Italian cuisine from LA hot-spot Dolce [you may know this as Ashton Kutcher/Wilmer Valderrama’s restaurant), food from Sur restaurant, Rolling in the Dough cookies, Dove chocolate candies, exotic cupcakes from Cupcake Specialist Stuart O’Keefe and Fuze non-alcoholic drinks. There was a Flavia Fusion drinks lounge with gourmet coffees, fresh leaf teas and wellbeing beverages, as well as cappuccinos, mochaccinos and Milky Way Swirl Lattes.

Adult guests indulged in Hpnotiq vodka, Leblon rum, Peroni beer and cocktails made with Freshies mixers.

About Tom’s Shoes

Toms was born in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie out of a commitment to produce stylish, comfortable, and practical footwear while improving the lives of children around the world. Every pair sold is personally matched with a donated pair to a child in need. The Buffet will be raising money for the Tom’s Foundation, which buys school and medical supplies for children in needy communities. The Tom’s foundation ultimately hopes to provide shoes and assistance to needy areas on every continent, but funds from the Buffet will be going to children in Argentina.

About Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing
The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing holds prominence in Hollywood during award season.
The Silver Spoon Entertainment Marketing offers award show pre-pampering. Designers, jewelers, cosmetic and skin-care lines from around the world travel to Los Angeles to gain access to the media and celebrities The company is the creation of partners Melissa Lemer and Lorena Bendinskas.



A Diamond is Forever

Journey Diamond Jewelry

American Laser Center

Facials and hair removal

Allure Pilates Spa

Pilates Spa


hair care

Cabbage Patch Kids Newborns




Design by Taylor



Italian restaurant



Fashion Form

bra straps & accessories

Flaming Flowers

Floral designs by Justin Howard


Coffeemakers/brewed coffee drinks

Franco Sarto

shoes & purses


Drink mixers



Gold Toe



Women’s jewelry


Men’s jewelry and belts


men and women's shirts

Hands On


Healing Anthropology


Henry III Generation



colored vodka

Karma Athletics

yoga wear

Kristen Jade

Custom-made dresses




Teeth lumineers


woman's cashmere knit wear


Dogs Rule clothing and gear



Plank yoga mats and yoga bags

Yogagear, handbags & soap

Rolling in the Dough


Rural Revolution

Body scrub

Sheer Cover® mineral makeup

Leeza Gibbon’s make up line


hosiery and underwear

Sur restaurant



fashion watches


athletic shoes for men & women

Uneek Dogs

dog cookies

Celebs Enjoy Silver Spoon

Emmy-nominee Allison Janney and Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley were among the stars who attended the Silver Spoon Buffet (double click on any of the images to get the official caption and credit info).

HBO "Entourage" star Jerry Ferrara (he plays Turtle) at the Silver Spoon Buffet, left, and "Shark" star Jeri Ryan with a fetching, fall-colored Franco Sarto handbag (double click on any image for caption and credit).

Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner Felicity Huffman at the Silver Spoon Buffet, left, and "Dancing With the Stars" winner Drew Lachey and Silver Spoon co-founder Melissa Lemer (double click on any image for caption and credit).

ABC Family Channel "Kyle XY" star Matt Dallas at the Silver Spoon Buffet, left, and "Sex and the City" star Evan Handler, right; George Stults of "7th Heaven," center (double click on any image for caption and credit).

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

T3 For Tresses

We’re all about our hair, so we’re always on the lookout for something that will make our hair look good. That’s why we love our ghd flat irons (and our Gail Johnson one, too). We just tried a new dryer, the T3 Tourmaline that is awesome. We cannot tell you how FAST it dried our hair and made it feel all good and healthy.

Here's what they say: Imagine a blow dryer that's actually good for your hair? You plug it in, and rather than blasting your strands with damaging heat for the better part of the next hour, you're done in half the time and your hair is hydrated, full of shine, and all the more healthier? Whether you want sleek, poker-straight strands or soft, sexy waves, pulling off either has never been easier or faster if you're armed with a T3. Infused with crushed tourmaline, a semi-precious stone that has unique electrical properties, this innovative line of blow dryers, flat irons, and diffusers is taking hair styling to an entirely new level.

The brainchild of a Silicon Valley whiz kid, the T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer is the future of hair drying, delivering the fastest heat styling physically possible—without damaging your hair. This super quiet, lightweight (it weighs in at less than a pound), state-of-the-art styling tool contains 100 percent crushed tourmaline gemstones, which are infused throughout the hair dryer in a patented process that's specifically designed to significantly speed-up your drying time. With the T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer, a 20-minute blow dry can be as fast as five minutes (depending on hair length and texture), cutting your routine by more than half.

Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that's loved by jewelers for its kaleidoscopic range of hues, and revered by scientists for its remarkable electrical properties—when heated, tourmaline takes on a natural negative charge. The T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer utilizes these naturally produced, negative ions to split large water droplets into smaller molecules that immediately evaporate, thus drying the hair quicker, sparing the cuticles from excessive heat exposure and locking in moisture and shine. Plus, it uses infrared heat waves to gently dry the hair from the inside out. The result: Your hair dries four times faster than with a conventional dryer, free of static and frizz, and full of body and shine.

PDA's, cell phones, wireless Internet: Modern technology has simplified our lives. Finally simplifying our beauty routine is the T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer, $200 (tourmaline is one pricey gem). The highest-tech hair dryer on the market, this lightweight dryer has an extra long cord, a swivel base, and a super quiet blow. Plus, it's so gentle you can use it every day since damage will never be an issue. High speed, featherweight, and healthy for the hair, this hair dryer will revolutionize your morning routine. Now, what to do with those extra 15 minutes?

Aside from simplifying your routine, this revolutionary hair dryer is simplifying travel, too. The T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer for Travel, $130, dries hair nearly as fast as its big sister and is equally as featherweight, but is collapsible for easy traveling and comes equipped with a universal adapter that works on power outlets worldwide. Not to mention, its super-fast styling leaves more time for sightseeing—and sure beats the hotel dryer.

This is the one we have

Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer for Travel

Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer for Travel delivers the performance and innovation of the 'T3 Featherweight' dryer in a compact, globe-trotting size. It dries hair quickly and safely, and with a static-free finish by utilizing the same breakthrough technologies that have made T3 dryers such a success. Forget hotel dryers! Now, your hair can always look great - even while traveling the world.

Other benefits include:
-Tourmaline, a semi-precious mineral, is infused into the dryer itself
-Tourmaline is an unsurpassed emitter of negative ions & infrared heat
-This manufacturing process is proprietary and patented
-Negative ions deliver a smooth, shiny, silky, frizz-free finish
-Negative ions seals the cuticle to protect hair, locking in its moisture and color
-Infrared heat penetrates deeper to enable quick, safe drying

Special Features:
-Swivel handle design
-Utilizes both Tourmaline negative ion technology and far infrared heat
-Dual voltage (110V or 220V)
-48-month comprehensive manufacture's warranty
-1200-watts of power
-Compact and collapsible for easy storage and travel
-Suitable for use the world over - with appropriate plug adaptor (not included)

$130 at Sephora and Also at and Nordstroms. The featherlight dryer retails for $200; the Evolution T3 (professional grade) retails for $300.

Onna Erlich at Showtime’s Emmy Suite

We dropped by the Cooley Mansion, which not only used to be the home of Vivian Vance (you know her as Ethel Mertz), but was the location for the super popular Showtime Emmy Suites.

We love these bags by Onna Erlich. We have a coin purse. Our goal is to get the real thing. Check out the one Cote De Pablo is carrying. Look how happy she is! We want to be that happy! (OK, we’ve now just looked at the website, at the bag we covet and sadly, we cannot afford it. But you know what? We can dream.)

Thekla Reuten (Sleeper Cell), image right, with her Onna Ehrlich make-up bag/coin purse, can also be used as a clutch.

Cote De Pablo (NCIS), image above left, carrying an Onna Ehrlich handbag

Here’s what their website says about the designer:

Onna Ehrlich burst on the fashion scene in 2004 with a unique accessory line inspired by her African roots. From handbags made with vibrant, lush leathers to unbelievable snake skin belts, Ehrlich was able to take her Nigerian heritage and combine it with the laid back sophistication of California.

Her collection is constantly evolving, but it always includes handbags made from carefully chosen fabrics, luscious soft leathers from Europe and Africa. In less than two years, Onna has quickly become a designer to watch, in addition to features in fashion and design magazines, she also has a growing bevy of fashionable celebrity clients like Halle Berry.

The graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is also concerned about her homeland and donates a portion of the proceeds from the Onna Ehrlich collection to Amnesty International and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Marah Lago Gifts Stars

Marah Lago's designs were popular at the Marah Lago Larimar Boutique at the Showtime Pre Emmy Gift House held August 25 & 26 at the Cooley Estate Los Angeles, California.

BeansTalk can vouch for how popular they were – we barely got to get the dish on the line from the creator. Celebs were crowding around. We heard that Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington was there with his wife and got a kick out of P.R. rep Doris Bergman’s love of True Crime, the film he did with Clint Eastwood. She chronicled his crucial scenes with such detail, we think she won him over.

Meanwhile, Desperate Housewives may have been locked out of the Emmys, but that doesn’t mean the stars are shut-off from great gifts.

Marcia Cross chose a Marah Lago Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Vermeil Larimar Stone necklace from the Link Collection to take home along with matching earrings and a ring from the same collection. She's seen in the image right at the booth. Cross may not look as thrilled as she actually was, getting that beautiful jewelry with its super rare stone.

(In another incarnation, BeansTalk once spent the day with Cross -- interviewing her -- when she played yet another kind of crazy, on Melrose Place. Frankly, we found her a little frosty. Or, that could be just her public persona. We'll buy that in person she's warm and cuddly. Or at least lukewarm.)

Emmy-winner Blythe Danner chose a sterling silver multi-stone necklace and matching earrings.

More Mineral Makeup: Sheer Cover

We love our mineral makeup, as we often say. A new line has been released and introduced to celebs.

Sheer Cover, Leeza Gibbon's mineral makeup collection, was a popular stop for celebrities on Thursday and Friday at Silver Spoon’s Hollywood Buffet Pre-Emmy’s. Gibbons was on hand to share her makeup secrets with her celebrity friends.

Keira Knightley and Allison Janney recieved Sheer Cover’s new powders, due out this fall, as did Tara Reid and Jeri Ryan. Felicity Huffman, Sophia Bush and Teri Polo all spoke with Leeza about the benefits of mineral makeup. Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives) even commented that Sheer Cover “is the only concealer I use!”

Other celebrities who received Sheer Cover’s latest powders include; Kathy Griffin, Deborah Wilson-Skelton (MAD TV), Brooke Kerr (Passions), Alana Curry (Passions), Deidre Hall, Alison Sweeney, Lacey Chabert, Autumn Reeser (OC), (OC), Missy PeregrymSamantha Harris (E!), Mario Lopez (for his Mom) and Hal Sparks (for his girlfriend).

All guests at the Sheer Cover booth received a complimentary 30-day system that included two Mineral Foundations, Duo Concealer, Purifying Cleanser, Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 15, All in One Brush, Powder Brush, Concealer Brush and Contour Brush. Guests were also privy to Sheer Cover’s new highlighters, lip glosses and eye shadows, all in fashion forward colors for fall. The Sheer Cover collection is available at

Office Star Gets Peeved

Brian Baumgartner from the Emmy-winning “The Office,” with a Pet Peeves TM plush doll at the Hearts on Fire Diamond Indulgence Lounge which pampered celebs pre-show.

Pet Peeves TM, located in Los Angeles, California, was founded in 2006 by a team of industry executives, with experience in consumer products and development. Pet Peeves TM introduced products capturing little irritations and funny social/personal interactions, allowing people to vent and laugh at everyday aggravations.

Everyone has at least one thing that really irks them -- call them complaints, grievances or “Pet Peeves TM” -- they are the things that pop up throughout the day that drive you crazy. To learn America’s “Pet Peeves TM,” the company had a market research company, TNS NFO, conduct a nationwide online survey of more than 1000 consumers. The results found that telemarketing registered as an issue with 86% of the respondents; while grouches, tailgating and poor service were problematic for more than 80% of the people. Additional complaints included; late people (59%), being ignored (58%), cell phone abusers (56%) and messy people (39%).

The first product line of eight plush Pet Peeves™ have embroidered messages that express daily annoyances.

Hear Me Heather™ helps someone say, “Being Ignored Turns Me Off!” when she’s placed on a desk, in the kitchen, or given as a gift. In addition to Hear Me Heather™, there are seven other messengers:

Cheerful Chris™ states “Grouches Get My Goat!”
Neat Nick™ exclaims, “A Mess Makes Me Crazy!”
Do-Not-Call Dan™ says, “Telemarketing Gets On My Nerves!”
Hang Up Hank™ lets the world know, “Cell Phones Make Me Scream!”
Timely Tim™ chimes in with, “Late People Tick Me Off!”
Back Off Brittany™ screeches, “Tailgating Drives Me Over the Edge!”
Help Me Madison™ complains, “Bad Service Makes Me Bananas!”

The company added a new character line. From the SnailpacerTM who is always late, to the CellephantTM who continually yaks on his cell phone. When you give an IgnorillaTM to someone in your life, it can serve as a gentle reminder to listen when you speak. Additional characters include the Clutterhog™ who is messy and proud of it!

Pet Peeves TM are currently available at bookstores, gift, specialty, retail and drug stores nationwide, and on the web at: Launching this fall will introduce a social networking webtainment site and “home” for consumers to express, share, laugh and find solutions to their everyday annoyances and irritating experiences. Addressing consumers’ desires to express their own personalized irritations, ,will allow consumers to create their own Pet Peeves™. The site will also provide Plogs™ (Pet Peeves’ proprietary blogs) for visitors to above all else “express” their frustrations, and even e-cards that can be sent to a friend or family member. will be a destination for the modern consumer.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Emmy Garden Party

The pre-Emmys "Style 2006 Garden Party” was organized by Nathalie Dubois, CEO and president of the entertainment marketing company DPA. It was held August 25 and 26, 2006 at Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Dr. John Gray offered a "two-for-the-price-of-one" voucher to his Oxygen Spa in Northern California and actually was at the party, offering 10 one- on-one appointments, as well as free spa trips to 10 A-list celebrities or/and nominees attending Saturday the 26th. The value is $5,500 per celebrity. Gray consulted on the benefits of diet and exercise, and as a gender expert, he gave them his book, "The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution.” Each selected celebrity was invited to a free weekend at his Oxygen Spa in Northern California (near Fort Bragg) complete with further diet and wellness consultation from Dr. John Gray himself. (Celebrity’s are financially responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs).

Dr. Glenn A. Kawesch offered Lasik (eye surgery) valued at $6600. He’s specialized in refractive surgery since 1989 and has completed approximately 25,000 surgeries, one of his most famous clients being Jessica Simpson.

For the two-day retreat at the Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa, the premises were decorated by House Of Petals "Floral Couture.” House of Petals gave stars gift certificates.

Frederic Fekkai’s professional staff provided services that include blow drying, manicures and massages to the stars and other guests. They offered their line of shampoos, conditioners and shine mists. Each guest left the event with more than $350 in services and products offered by Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa.

CafĂ© 440 catered. Guests ate ice cream from Graeter’s with their signature flavor Black Raspberry Chip. There was a chocolate bar, courtesy of Dove, the official chocolate sponsor of the 58th Emmys.

Refreshments were provided by Mojitos Island, bar included Izze as well as Badoit Sparkling Natural Mineral water from France, and Volvic Natural Spring Water from the Auvergne. There was also an espresso bar courtesy of Nespresso USA, featuring their latest espresso machine: Nespresso USA Le Cube‚ along with a two-month coffee supply. Refined champagne from Laurent-Perrier was served.

Dubois says guests left with around $73 000 in products and treatment.

Energetix magnet therapy gave away bracelets valued at $250. Ten selected guests will receive, from Robert Wan, with the courtesy of Perles de Tahiti, rare pearl necklaces valued at more $15,000. Wan gifted 50 bracelets to other selected guests.

Celebs were also gifted Hiro Morise’s Kunna Jeans valued at $250, Royal Guard Clothings valued at $500, to high end couture by local fashion designer Octavio Carlin, with gowns valued at $3000.

Dubois gave away more than $33, 000 of trips in tropical destinations. The Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa will send selected stars to Bora Bora in French Polynesia, and Caribbean Escapes to the Caribbean, exclusive, but not inclusive, these two destinations’ packages worth $7500 and $5000 respectively.

Four guest celebrities will vacation in the Diani Reef Resort in an all inclusive seven nights in Presidential Suite in Kenya, Africa, first class tickets included from the U.S., as well as safaris, spa. Sharon Stone was gifted this, btw. This is valued at more than $18,500. Diani Reef Resort is set on the legendary Diani Beach - a magnificent stretch of unbroken white sand along Kenya's South Coast -Diani Reef Resort and Spa is the first of its kind in Kenya's resort world. Overlooking the exquisite blue-green Indian Ocean, it provides for a charming and romantic get-away. Diani Reef Resort and Spa lends uniqueness, sophistication and style to this traditional coastal setting. There are 30 acres of landscaped tropical gardens and 350 meters of beachfront.

Make up by Beauty Addicts-"a revolutionary approach to make up that empowers women" with a full make up line valued of $500- to spray tanning from Jimmy Jimmy Coco "the sultry glowing tan of the Stars in a bottle" worth $420 were offered, too.

NIA 24, niacin-powered therapy products, was at the party and the products offered to the guests valued at $175. Xtreme Lashes’ eyelashes extensions and Tulia shea butter, Hai elite blow dryers, Laclede’s natural oral products and Mercedes’ perfume "Love Juice 18" (is it just us or is that, as a name for perfume, a little bit nasty?) were also featured.

Moonsus and Marsus gave away lap top computer bags. “The newest, fast, anytime, anywhere access”, the Pocket Surfer from EdgeTech was introduced. (The value of the unit is $300, but Edgetech will waive the subscription fee for 10 years, so the gift is actually valued at more than $1500). Itrain, the workout for ipod offered CDs providing workouts from yoga, to dance, to Pilates, and demonstrated their fitness downloads.

An additional gift bag included Deepak Chopra's latest book "karma sutra,” Donna L’Oren’s lingerie and sleeping bags SELK, made its first appearance to the public, with its revolutionary concept of form-fitting sleeping bag.

Also gifting were Anna Kosturova who gave away crochet bathing suits ($250 each). Face Stockholm’s make up was also a gift, "a Swedish cosmetics company that creates makeup and skin care that is true to the Swedish beauty ideal - natural, trend-forward, simple, clean, gorgeous and fun!”

Daniele de Winter, skincare specialist from Monaco, gave away products. Dove chocolate gave away cookies. Only Heart Club will gave dolls away, a $144 value, as well as little cute $45 tee shirts from dirty laundry tees.


House of petals
Izze $ 1.50
Dove $ 3.99
Mojito Island
Tulia $16.50
Face Stockholm $19
Deepak Chopra. $30
Itrain $40
Dirty laundry tees $45
Lacleded $50
Frederic Fekkai $68
Donna L’oren $100
Only heart club $144
Laurent Perrier $
Mercedes $150
NiIA24 $175
Anna Kosturova $250
Kunna $250
Energetix $250
Daniele De Winter $270
Selk $397
Edge tech $400
Royal Guard Clothing $400
Jimmy Jimmy Coco $420
Beauty Addicts $500
Nespresso USA $ 500
Hai $500
Moonsus/Marsus $600
Xtreme lashes $600
Octavio Carlin $3000
Dr Gray $5175
Lasik $6600
Tahiti BORA BORA NUI $7500
Kenya DIANI REEF $10500 + airplane ($8000 ticket)
Robert Wan TAHITIAN PEARL $15 000

Celebs Who Attended

Tichina Arnold, Everybody hates Chris
Trisha Simmons, Desperate Housewives
Zee James, Everybody hates Chris
Andy Comeau, Huhh
Alexis Cruz, Shark
Alfre Woodward, nominee for Desperate Housewives (who received big gifts as trips to Kenya, Bora Bora and Caraibes)
Allison Janney, nominee for the West Wing
Adrienne Janic, Tlc
Bai Ling
Bonita Friedericy, The Nine
Bryan Cranston, nominee for Malcolm in the Middle
Ben Silverman, producer The Office
Carter Jenkins, Surface
Cathy Schulman, producer Crash
Cheryl Hines, nominee for Curb Your Enthusiasm
Joy Lauren, actress who played daughter of Marcia cross in Desperate Housewives
Cindy Ambuehl, The Jag
Don Diamond, Young and the Restless
Craig Robert young, Lost
Craig Zisk, nominee for directing Weeds
Cyrus Voris, nominee for writing Sleeper Cell
Emilie de Ravin, Lost
Eric Millegan, Bones
Eva Larue, CSI Miami
Francesco Quinn, Into the West
Glenn Gordon Caron, creator of Medium
Gregory Itzin, nominee for 24
Hunter Parrish, Weeds
Jackie Collins
Jacqueline Pinol, Heroes
Jane Lipsitz, nominee producer for Project Runway
Jennifer Finnigan, the Bold and Beautiful
Joe Lo Truglio
John Billingsley, The Nine
Jonathan Dickson, Lost
Jonathan Silverman, Week-end at Bernie’s
Sharon Stone, Bobby (who received a big value Robert Wan necklace and a $30,000 trip to Kenya)
Macy Gray, Idlewild (Robert Wan necklace and trip to Kenya also)
Jordi Caballero, Poseidon
Joshua Lebar, Entourage
Rex Lee, Entourage
Julia Verdin, producer the Merchant of Venice
Julie Benz, Huff
Kader Ayd, director Ennemis Public
Sylvie Vartan, biggest French singer. French super super stars
Kate Flannery , The Office
Kathy Griffin, nominee for My Life on the d List
Kimberly Elise, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Kristen Ritter, Gilmore girls
Loretta Devine, Dreamgirls
Mae Whitman, Arrested Development
Maria Conchita Alonso, Desperate Housewives
Masiela Lusha, the George Lopez show
Mei Melancon, X-Men 3
Nadia Bron, big big publicist
Nancy Seltzer, same than above
Melody Korenbrot, same than above,
Annie Jeeves, same than above
Melanie Paxson
Mimi Schmir, nominee for writing Grey’s Anatomy
Niecy Nash, Reno 911!: Miami
Nora Zehetner, Everwood
Page Kennedy, Weeds
Paul DiMeo, Extreme House Makeover
Rachael Barris, notes from the underbelly
Rita Branch, producer Find me Guilty
Robert Gossett, The Closer
Sandrine Holt, 24
Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy
Sharon Case, the Young and the Restless
Sharon Lawrence, NYPD blue
Sir Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
Sunskrish Bala, Huff
Tanya Memme, move this house
Tatyana Ali, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Vincent Martella, Everybody hates Chris
Joelle Benzarah, Miramax films
Carl Sector, director
Kendrick Osorio, stylist
Lori Glass, publicist Paris Hilton
Julie Polkes, big big publicist
Philip Halberstadt, William Morris agency agent
Christian Oliver new film with Kate Blanchett
Christian Clemenson, presenter at Emmys and Emmys winner for Boston Legal

Starlets Sparkle in Suzanne Felsen

Sprague Grayden wore 18k White Gold Earrings with Green Beryl and White Topaz $3,250 to Emmy festivities (seen image left)

Kim Dickens in 18k white Gold Earrings with Rainbow Moonstone and Diamond Strand $ 4,500

Robin Weigert (who plays Calamity Jane in "Deadwood" -- yup, she cleans up nice) wore a 18k Rose Gold Ring with Checkerboard Cut Oval Rose Quartz $ 1,725 to the Emmy show.
(photo: Actress Robin Weigert, who stars in the HBO series 'Deadwood', poses as she arrives at the 2006 Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles August 19, 2006. Weigert was a presenter at the awards show. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES))

The Bliss Red Carpet Spa Suite

The Bliss Red Carpet Spa Suite offered some pre Red Carpet pampering at their suite at a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills. They shared the penthouse space with the Platinum Guild. Bliss was offering manicures, Oxygen Blasts, and Rubber Neck Blissages and everyone that stopped by got a sampling of bliss products. Photos of Angela Kinsey from The Office (seen right) and Debra Messing (seen far left) at the Bliss Red Carpet Spa Suite courtesy of Bliss

Chiklis Parties, Disrupts Neighborhood

BeansTalk hears that Michael Chiklis and his family had been planning their Emmy party at their home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks) for at least a week. Our source tells us the party was "rocking." But unfortunately, the source (who experienced it first hand) says there was loud, concert-level music until midnight. If you recall, Emmy night was on a Sunday night and many kids have gone back to school.

“Many famous voices were heard singing. The crowd was huge and one of the LA Tour Groups buses were used to drop off invitees. Formal wear, of course. Activity still going on the next morning. Another bus ready to take people to the Emmys,” the source added.

Not So Neighborly Commish: Chiklis’ neighbors were miffed, not only that Chiklis didn’t send out courtesy notices/flyers that the party was going to take place Emmy night, but that they were subjected to all that noise and activity and illegal parking and they were not invited to the party. Come on, Michael “The Thing” Chiklis, you know the way to keep your neighborhood peeps not unhappy with you is to not act like a diva movie star. Be considerate!

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Celebrities Who Received E4c Earphones at the Extra Emmy Lounge

Al Jean Writer, The Simpsons
Alyson Hannigan Actress, How I Met Your Mother
Andrea Bowen Actress, Desperate Housewives
Bill Lawrence Executive Producer, Scrubs
Bonnie Somerville Actress, Wedding Wars
Carolyn Omine Writer, The Simpsons
Cheryl Hines Curb Your Enthusiasm
Chris Jericho Actor, Celebrity Duets
Christian Clemenson Actor, Boston Legal
Cobie Smulders Actor, How I Met Your Mother
Cody Kasch Actor, Desperate Housewives
Craig Young Actor, Lost
David Weintrab Actor, Sons of Hollywood
Dayna Devon Extra
Ed Sanders Host/Personality, Extreme Home Makeover
Eric Millegan Actor, Bones
Erica Shaffer Actress, Fashion House
George Stults Actor, 7th Heaven
Greg Grunberg Actor, Alias, Heroes
Gregory Itzin Actor, 24
Jacqeline Mazarella Producer, Everybody Hates Chris
Jai Rodriquez Host/Personality, Queer Eye
Jason Segel Actor, How I Met Your Mother
Jeri Ryan Actress, Shark
Jerry Penacoli Host/Personality, Extra
Joel McKinnon Miller Actor, Big Love
John Billingsley Actor, The Nine
Jon Kelley Host/Personality - Extra, WMAQ-TV, ESPN
Josh Radner Actor, How I Met Your Mother
Joy Lauren Actress, Desperate Housewives
Kathy Griffin Actress, Life on the D List
Khandi Alexander Actress, CSI: Miami
Maggie Grace Actress, Lost
Maria Conchito Alonzo Actress, My Network
Matt Selman Writers, The Simpsons
Michael Moloney Host/Personality, Extreme Home Makeover
Ming Na Actress, ER
Missy Pergrym Actress, Stick It
Neil Patrick Harris Actor, How I Met Your Mother
Paige Davis Host/Personality, Extreme Home Makeover
Randall Winston Producer, Scrubs
Randy Spelling Actor, Sons of Hollywood
Robert Gossett Actor, The Closer
Tim Long Writer, The Simpsons
Tom Ham Writer, Alias

Jay Gets Iced

That's our favorite favorite super-duper shoe store manager Jay Laird of Stuart Weitzman Beverly Hills (you can find him, and our other good buddy, Sandy, at Stuart Weitzman's flagship store on 437 N Rodeo Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 860-9600). Nicolette Sheridan, she the amazon of "Desperate Housewives" found comfort in the lap of luxury (that's Jay's) at the Iced Out Emmy Suites (we didn't attend those; we weren't invited). This photo first appeared on Elizabeth Snead's The Envelope, btw. We can't resist the photo. It looks a little bit like a guess ad and a little bit like shopping for the prom. Jay, btw, is very blond and not red-headed as he may appear here.