Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sniffle, Snort, Snort: Be and Stay Healthy!

This weekend, we (the BeansTalk ME) were visited by (among many others) our faux grandchildren, ages 3, 18 months and four months – all of whom were sniffle-ly, cough-y and warm-y. Yes, our internal alarm rang loudly. We love a good cuddle so we risked illness. Our day-job co-workers have also been coughing and sick. We were worried we were destined to get sick.

This got us thinking about preventing colds. We had a very good run once and went about five years without getting sick. Then we started working at People Magazine and it went south. It was the start of – at least – an annual illness. When we get sick it’s usually in the late fall/winter and we get a cough that lasts weeks.

Anyway, we immediately fell into a family-wide regime: after we made sure we had foot in our stomachs, we took zinc. That’s pretty much been our reliable fail safe. It’s staved off many potential ailments (colds/coughs), especially coupled with extra sleep and water.

But what do the experts say? From what we can tell, taking action as soon as you’ve been exposed or show first signs. Whether you take an aggressive dose of Vitamin C (in the form of pills or powder-in-water) or ingest echinea or rely on Airborne, taking it early is key.

From the Mayo Clinic:

Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist James Steckelberg, M.D., and colleagues answer select questions from readers:

Answer: Some people swear by Airborne, a popular herbal cold remedy that's sold over-the-counter in many drugstores. But there's no conclusive evidence that this product or any of its ingredients prevent colds or shorten their duration.

Airborne cold remedy claims to boost your immune system — which supposedly helps you fight off cold germs — with a blend of herbs and vitamins, including magnesium, zinc, selenium, forsythia, echinacea, manganese and vitamins A, C and E. Only three of these ingredients have been studied as possible cold treatments with mixed results:

* Echinacea. A National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine study released in 2005 found that echinacea did little to prevent or shorten colds. But testing herbs is difficult, and scientists say more research is necessary.
* Vitamin C. Although vitamin C doesn't appear to prevent colds in most people, taking large doses — up to 5,000 milligrams — at the beginning of a cold may reduce the severity of symptoms. Lower doses — 200 to 300 milligrams — may shorten a cold's duration. Just what constitutes an optimum dose isn't clear, but amounts in excess of 2,000 milligrams a day may cause nausea and diarrhea.
* Zinc. Most studies indicate that zinc reduces the duration of cold symptoms but doesn't prevent colds. However many of the zinc studies — both those that find the mineral beneficial and those that do not — have been flawed.

As is often the case with many nutritional supplements, there is just not enough quality research available to make a decision regarding any actual benefits of Airborne. Also, since Airborne is considered a nutritional supplement, it is subject to relatively limited oversight from the Food and Drug Administration. Talk to your doctor before starting any new nutritional supplement.

From MD Junction
The winter months are coming and colds and sniffles are threatening again. Each year, at the time of season change more people become sick and the ailments become harder and it takes longer to get over them. Medicine today looks at this issue as a general problem that is not just the result of more bacterial and viruses in the air, but the result of a bad lifestyle.

These viral or bacterial attacks are a sign of body weakness and an unbalanced immune system. They attack us when we are at our lowest and in winter we all tend to be a bit weaker due to the cold. People who have an unbalanced immune system lack the tools to identify viruses and their body cannot fight them off. People with healthy life styles tend to contract less disease. Changing your lifestyle may be difficult, but improving it by following a few useful tips will help you get through the winter a healthier person.

Eating and sleeping well, reducing stress and workload will help strengthen out bodies and help them fight of viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Nutrition that is supplemented with natural food additives and vitamins can help us strengthen out immune system by giving it the materials it needs to balance itself. There are many multi-vitamin formulas found in the market today. One must make sure to take these tablets always with food, since our body needs certain materials to help absorb the vitamins. Food helps supply these materials. Always read the instructions on the package carefully before consuming any additives or vitamins.
Multi vitamins are good for healthy maintenance, but when the first winter sniffles occur, we might need a more specific treatment.
Here is a short list of the best knows additives and "home medicines" known that can help.

Vitamin C is a great cleanser and also fights anti aging. It is a powerful additive that fights germs and viruses and helps prevent contracting colds. Vitamin C is not only found in Oranges. Kiwi and Guava entail 3 times more vitamin C than in Oranges.
In Lemons the vitamin C is supplemented by high acidic environment and lemon juice serves as a great sterilizer.

Another natural sterilizer and germ killer is Garlic. A garlic clove swallowed whole is one of the best forms of "natural tablets" that can be found.
Swallowing the cloves whole helps reduce the bad smell usually associated with eating garlic. Garlic can also be found in tablets that insure it is only released when in the stomach, thus preventing the smell entirely.

Gurgling Warm water that contains salt or baking powder (Sodium bicarbonate) can help against a sore throat, because the ions released from these materials in the water create a basic atmosphere that kills germs and viruses.

Shitkar is a fungus that has been proven to assist our body in building our immune system. One can give it even to little children (kids tend to contract illnesses often all your round) and it can be found in natural product markets and pharmacies. A research conducted by Dr. Yamamora from the University of South Carolina proves that Shitkar can help reduce illness symptoms within 36 hours and it prevents the reoccurrence of breathing problems, sinusitis and other respiratory problems related to cold, flue and other winter illnesses. The Shitkar fungus contains a unique combination of Amino Acids and Polysachrids that are the building blocks of the human immune system. Regular use of Shitkar is like a natural vaccine.
When winter illness symptoms like headaches, tiredness, leaky nose and sore throat occur, it is advised to increase Shitkar intake to two tablets per day. One tablet per day is maintenance.

Taking tablets of natural flora such as Bio acidophilus and eating bacteria found in bio- yogurt are highly recommended when one needs to take antibiotics to fight off an illness. Since the antibiotic kills everything, it also kills out antibodies and the good germs that live in the body. These natural "good germs" help our immune system fight off viruses and fungal infections. When we take antibiotics we eliminate them, so they need to be re-supplied to the body for better health.

Tablets and additives are not the only things to be considered when we create out winter health routine. One must be aware that our winter eating habits and activity is different form the summer months. The cold makes us feel hungry and we tend to stay more at home and eat. Winter dishes are also fattier and digesting warm food takes less energy. Thus we tend to store fat in winter and the extra weight is an unpleasant surprise in the spring months, when we try on out old swimming suit. Eating breakfast is very important to help balance insulin levels that were lowered during the nights sleep and cause the feeling of hunger. Eating warm food that contains more vegetables (soups) and less fat will help regulate our calorie take in. Eating at regular intervals and small meals will help prevent the feeling of hunger during the day. Eating only when one is hungry reduces the amount we eat but required a lot of attention to ones bodily signals and discipline. Start each meal with a glass of water, it fills you up and you eat less. Do not nauch!

Keeping a healthy lifestyle and a strong body also includes sport. Do not be prevented from being active because of the cold or the rain. There are many indoor facilities available and one must find the suitable activity for each season. Staying active will also help us prevent gaining weight, as we tend to eat more and move less in the cold months. The best tip is to find an activity that can also be performed while we watch TV - the most common winter pastime - like Aerobics or a treadmill. A balanced lifestyle leads to a balanced immune system that is equipped to get us through the winter with as little trouble as possible.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Flower Dies


"With One Daring Act, the Future of an Entire Generation Can be Changed."
-Narrator Sean Astin

With regret, Animal Planet announces the passing of one of its biggest stars – Flower – the matriarch of Animal Planet’s MEERKAT MANOR. Flower died as she lived, in a heroic attempt to protect the lives of her family. In the upcoming September 28th episode of MEERKAT MANOR titled “A Journey’s End, viewers will witness the events leading up to her death and will be able to say to farewell to Flower.

For four years as the Whiskers dominant female, Flower led her family through the Kalahari Desert, staving off predation and holding ground against tough rival clans. She may have come from humble beginnings, but during her reign, Flower’s family became the most successful group in the Manor.

“Flower’s courage and strength in life was mirrored in her passing,” says senior executive producer Mick Kaczorowski. “Viewers and fans have become attached to Flower because she exemplified the qualities of a true hero and a veritable leader. Throughout the 13-year Kalahari Meerkat Project study, Flower has been referred to as the most successful matriarch of her time. Her reign will always be remembered and admired.”

"Flower was larger than life. She stood tall against her foes, readily and regularly faced conflict and was a pillar of strength for her family," says Marjorie Kaplan, general manager of Animal Planet & Discovery Kids Media. "The circle of life is very much a reality in the animal kingdom. We at Animal Planet are devastated by the loss of Flower and recognize that her death will have a deep impact on our viewers. Life in the Kalahari will never be the same."

Playful in spirit and often controversial, Flower will be remembered as a formidable leader, noble mother and courageous meerkat. If the measure of a leader is the legacy she leaves behind, Flower's accomplishments are evident in the faces of the next generation of Whiskers. The death of Flower marks the end of an era for the Whiskers clan as they – and viewers – ponder over who will rise to the top and lead the family to further greatness. Tune in Fridays this fall at 8:30 PM ET/PT to see what happens next on MEERKAT MANOR.

In light of the sensitive nature of the episode “A Journey’s End,” senior executive producer Mick Kaczorwoski will host a one-hour chat on immediately following the 8:30 PM (ET) premiere.

Fans of Meerkat Manor can look forward to an upcoming feature-length film about life in the Kalahari. Filmed on the same location as the series, the movie follows the dramatic day-to-day lives of the "Whiskers," an extended family of meerkats that Flower ultimately comes to lead.

Friday, September 28, 2007

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ABC’s Extreme Makeover Expert and Color Specialist Kim Vo Brings Talents to Las Vegas

Kim Vo, who worked on the television series “Extreme Makeover,” and who also appears on E! Network's The Daily 10, brings his talents to Las Vegas with the December opening of his salon at The Mirage.
“I am excited to be a part of such a dynamic Las Vegas resort,” Kim Vo said. “With this new salon, I will have the opportunity to incorporate special salon spaces to support the best in beauty consultation and services. I know the guests will love it!”
Under his direction, the salon will offer the latest in hair trends and treatments as well as manicures, pedicures, hair extensions and personalized makeup services. A retail area will feature the newest collection of Kim Vo products, specialty apparel plus unique accessories and gifts. A barbershop will provide men’s grooming products along with traditional services. When Vo is not at the salon, he will utilize the latest in high-tech so he can interact with clients from his salon in West Hollywood. Vo, whose clients include Kate Hudson, Teri Hatcher, Kirsten Dunst, Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy, will train all stylists and colorists to ensure that his high standards of both styling and color are maintained.

Designed by Architropolis, the Kim Vo Salon will use a high contrast palette of black, charcoal, taupe, white and silver. Mirrored-tile walls, crystal lighting fixtures, burnished Venetian plaster and a restorative Birch Garden culminating in a calming water feature will welcome guests as they enter this world of beauty.
Starting with an expansive new glass storefront, the design promises to excite and exhilarate guests entering the high-energy public spaces, then will cleverly and seamlessly transition each guest into a calming, sensuous atmosphere through the use of dramatic lighting and art. All the amenities expected of a world-class salon will be waiting within.
Scott Sibella, president of The Mirage, said, “We continually search out the best of the best for The Mirage, and Kim Vo’s salon will be a perfect complement to all the other offerings we feature. Kim’s expertise in the field and his creative ideas will combine top-quality service with new and unexpected surprises for our guests.”

Pamela Dennis Re-Launches Pamela Dennis Couture Evening Collection

New York based designer, Pamela Dennis , well known for her glamorous and classic styles, announced the re-launch of her couture collection and the acquisition of her trademark from the Leiber Group.
The collection can already be found in such prestigious stores as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Using the most luxurious fabrics and embroideries from all over the world, Pamela creates fashion from day to evening for the modern woman. Her sexy silhouettes have been worn at many red carpet events on such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Denise Richards and more.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mary Norton Boutique Opens in LA

Mary Norton rolled out the red carpet last night to celebrate the grand opening of her new Melrose Place boutique with a Moonlight and Magnolias themed party, co-hosted by actress Rebecca Gayheart. The following actresses were seen at the party dressed to the nines with Mary Norton’s handbags.

Rebecca Gayheart
Rebecca accessorized her white and gray dress with Mary Norton’s CORNWALL clutch – a one-of-a-kind small platinum glitter whip snake minaudiere with clear quartz stones.
Lisa Rinna
TV Guide’s new red carpet fashion commentator looked effortlessly stylish, pairing the FORTE clutch – a silver high gloss patent leather clutch with Swarovski crystal jewel – with a black blouse and jeans.
Julie Bowen
The Boston Legal and Lost actress was seen on the red carpet with Mary Norton’s popular REESE clutch in gold patent leather with a Swarovski crystal jeweled buckle. The REESE style has been carried by celebrities including Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Carrie Underwood, Angie Harmon and Jordin Sparks.
Stacy Keibler
This former Dancing with the Stars stunner completed her look with a MARIA lucite clutch in black – also a celebrity favorite.
Michelle Borth
Star of HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me, Michelle accessorized her LBD (little black dress) with the BABE red python print bag with black patent leather side trim and top handle.
Julie Benz (pictured with Jodi Lynn O'Keefe; photo: Philip Cuenco)
Dexter star Julie Benz paired Mary Norton’s silver nappa leather BELLA clutch with her blue silk dress.
Taraji Henson
Boston Legal’s Taraji Henson selected to wear BAGATELLE – a graphite python-print hard-sided clutch.
Spencer Locke
Resident Evil: Extinction’s Spencer Locke completed her fuchsia silk bias dress with the ELEKTRA silver and gold clutch.
A portion of sales from the evening (continuing through September 29th as well) will be donated to Lupus LA, a charity near and dear to Mary’s heart as she was diagnosed with lupus nearly 10 years ago. Lupus LA ( is an organization dedicated to supporting new science in lupus, partnering with the Lupus Research Institute to fund the innovative research needed to prevent, treat and cure lupus. Even Prison Break actress Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (carrying the TORRE black and white stingray clutch) got in on the fun, buying the BEATRICE painted-python pump in burgundy.

Care Bears 25th Anniversary Bear

BeansTalk knows what DanniLynn Marshall Smith Birkhead and other Hollywood tykes who may appreciate a little sparkle will have on their holiday wish list this fall: The new limited edition 25th Anniversary Care Bear.

BeansTalk learned of these cute little friends at the recent Silver Spoon Penthouse honoring the Emmys. We got to preview the bear which launched nationwide on September 25th. Each beautiful white and silver bear is accompanied by a rare DVD containing the very first Care Bears episode ever, called The Land Without Feelings. This episode from the 1980’s TV series was never re-aired or released for distribution. In addition to the special DVD, the Anniversary Bear has authentic Swarovski crystal eyes and sterling silver-plated accents, making this bear a great gift for Care Bears fans and collectors of every generation. For ages 3+, SRP $19.99

Echoes Silence Patience Grace

Rock fans in the BeansTalk offices have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new Foo Fighters album. This staffer ran out this morning to be one of the first to get it. We absolutely LOVE the hard rock screaming and passionate sound of "The Pretender" as well as the honest-to-rock-roots and mellower tunes "Long Road to Ruin" "Cheer up Boys" and "Summer's End."
From the LA Times: "Echoes" balances volume and throat ripping vocals with texture and restraint.
Thank God for a dependable band who don't disappoint. We might wear out our ipod with this one. Get it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tweed's Not a Bit Twee This Fall/Winter

Apparently, Tweed’s the thing right now – and as we fully embrace fall, BeansTalk takes a look at some tweedy togs we thought were pretty cute. You can also acquire these cute things from the comfort of your own home – they’re all available online.

St John Cropped Tweed Jacket & Tank Dress
• Cropped Tweed Jacket: Peter Pan collar. Half sleeves.
• Tweed Tank Dress: Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Slim skirt.
St John Cropped Tweed Jacket Price: $995.00
St John Tweed Tank Dress Price: $795.00

MARC by Marc Jacobs Tweed Dress
• Ava Style.
• Black/white tweed.
• Scoop neckline.
• Short sleeves.
• Belted waist.
• Straight skirt with button details on sides.
• 80% wool, 20% polyester.
• Imported.
MARC by Marc Jacobs Tweed Dress Price: $458.00

Robert Rodriguez Front Pocket Tweed Coat
Cozy, button-front coat features a tab detail under the collar for added protection against seasonal chills. Two large front pockets are accented by faux pocket flaps.

* Fold-over collar.
* Long sleeves with button-tab detail.
* Center-back pleat.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 34".
* Acetate lining.
* Acrylic/wool/polyester; dry clean.
* By Robert Rodriguez; imported.
* Savvy.

Elie Tahari 'Marybeth' Coat
Lush velveteen piping and vintage-inspired buttons detail a rich tweed coat, shaped with slightly ballooned three-quarter-length sleeves and a feminine A-line silhouette.

* Five-snap front closure with decorative buttons.
* Pleat detail at cuffs.
* Tab pockets.
* Buttoned half belt at back waist.
* Approx. length: 38".
* Satin and velvet lining.
* Wool/acrylic/viscose rayon/nylon/elastane; dry clean.
* By Elie Tahari; imported.
* Individualist.

Laundry by Shelli Segal Donegal Tweed Jacket
Boxy, cropped tweed jacket is styled with a simple round neck and a hidden snap front.

* Three-quarter sleeves.
* On-seam pockets.
* Fully lined.
* Approx. length: 21".
* Wool/polyamide/silk; dry clean.
* By Laundry by Shelli Segal; imported.
* Individualist.

Classiques Entier® Tweed Button Topper
Single off-center button secures an Italian tweed topper with a classic yoke construction and beautifully pleated three-quarter-length sleeves.
* Hidden anchor button.
* On-seam pockets.
* Pleats at back yoke.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 36".
* Fully lined.
* Wool/rayon/nylon; dry clean.
* By Classiques Entier®; imported.
* Individualist. $450

Talbots Box-Tweed Suit
Box-tweed jacket
Such chic sophistication nods to Jackie-O. Bracelet-length sleeves. Center back length: misses 18"; petite 171⁄4". Fully lined. Wool/nylon/elastane. Dry clean. Imported. (Item # A42725) $198.00
Box-tweed pencil skirt
Such chic sophistication nods to Jackie-O. Yoke waistband, back zip. Length: misses 31"; petite 28". Fully lined. Wool/nylon/elastane. Dry clean. Imported. (Item # B42725)

Style&co. Tweed Swing Jacket
Add a little swing to your step with this chic jacket.
* Shell: polyester/wool/acrylic; lining: acetate
* Dry clean
* Imported
* Traditional collar
* Seamed above bust
* Three-button closure
* Flare three-quarter sleeves
* No pockets
* Flared bodice
* Lined
* Approximate length from center back neckline: 20 inches

O Oscar Tweed Belted Cap-Sleeve Dress
Orig. $149.00
Now $111.75
Fifties glam makes a comeback in this tweed dress, complete with a chic waist-cinching belt.
* Polyester/rayon/linen; lining: polyester
* Dry clean
* Imported
* Crew neckline with side-tie detail
* Cap sleeves
* Removable patent-leather belt at waist
* Inverted pleats at front
* Vent at back
* Fully lined
* Knee length; approximate length from center back neckline: 38 inches.

Neil Patrick Harris Has Tired Dogs

BeansTalk knows that standing around a TV set all day is murder on a star’s tootsies. What better way to give the peds a much-needed and well-deserved break than slipping in to a comfy pair of Dearfoams slippers. That’s what "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris does. BeansTalk spies have alerted us that the affable actor loves to relax in the suede boater moccasins pictured above.

For the female stars who need to rest their toes, but who are also tempted to step outside the house and shop a little, the hot shoe to be seen in is from the super cute eNVy line. Check out the cute leopard flat – a style preferred by none other than Constance Zimmer of Entourage, Emmy winner Kathy Griffin, and new mom: Dancing With the Stars host Samantha Harris.
eNVy ballet flats are $20. Dearfoams and eNVy are available at Sears, Bon Ton and Dillard’s.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Cure for the French Manicure Blues

The BeansTalk staff is stressed out. We find – if we do not take time to pamper ourselves a little, our families would just find us awful to live with! The ME gets a weekly massage. This staffer loves to unwind in the nail salon.

Recently we presented a beauty challenge to our friends at SpaRitual: Present us with a color combination for our French manicure which will stay true all week. Our complaint with our usual (very well known) brand is that the pink fades to a gray-beige. SpaRitual more than met the challenge! Read on.

This season, SpaRitual gathered seven of their purest, best-selling pastels from recent collections and added four completely new shades to create their ultimate permanent collection of 11 nail lacquers for the Airy Sopranos color palette. Each color in the new permanent collection is further enhanced when used with the French Tip for variations on the classic French manicure. They are:

Playful – Naked Ivory Crème
Idyllic – Sheer Pink Crème
Ethereal – Sheer Opal Pink Shimmer
Effervescent – Ultra Sheer Pink Tint
French Tip – Ultra-White Opaque with Precision Brush
Femme Fatale – Sheer Glitter
Breathless – Sheer Pink Crème (pictured)
Whirlwind Romance – Sheer Iridescent Pink Shimmer
Innocence is Bliss – Sheer Ivory Crème
Air of Confidence – Sheer Peach Crème
In the Buff – Sheer Beige Crème

Our verdict: We give the “Breathless” shade a super big “thumbs up!” Through our stubborn refusal to wear gloves while washing dishes, our French manicure stayed a true pink shade all week. A true feat!
More about SpaRitual:
Beauty is the spontaneous expression of a harmonious mind, body and spirit. SpaRitual – one letter away from “spiritual” – combines eco-luxury with a spirit-conscious philosophy in its line of vegan, multipurpose hand, body, foot and nail products. The SpaRitual Vegan product array consists of 12 unique Nail Elixirs and over 80 custom blended Nail Lacquers - all free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP.

The sophisticated and full-bodied SpaRitual manicure bottle is a style icon. Crafted in Italy from reusable glass and other natural elements and fully recyclable, the bottle merges mid-century design elements with inspiration from the exotic east. The sleek, ergonomic patented PLUM CAP features strategically placed rubberized ridges to ensure that each bottle is easily opened. The PLUM CAP and the signature brush are designed for smooth control and a delicate finish.

Dedicated to the environment, the brand uses eco-friendly packaging and printing processes. The bottles are made from reusable glass and natural elements and are fully recyclable. The printing processes include soy-based inks and FSC-certified papers.

SpaRitual Airy Sopranos 2007 collection lacquers are available for $9.00 each at Fred Segal Beauty, fine salons and spas. SpaRitual products are also available online at For more information, please visit the SpaRitual website at

SpaRitual's "Breathless"pink

Ergonomic PLUM cap makes gripping easy!

Beauty Boost

At Last! BeansTalk has found a cosmetics company that not only understands their customer but goes to bat for her. We would be fans of the Face Atelier line of cosmetics because they are beautiful, but we especially feel faithful to their products when we know that doing so means helping out a worthy cause. This October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Face Atelier is proud to donate 20% of the sales of its “Rhapsody in Pink” lipstick collection to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. BeansTalk hopes that our readers feel the urgency of this important cause, and if nothing else: take this little reminder to go get a mammogram.

The Rhapsody in Pink collection consists of Candy Floss, Diamond Pink, Pink Cashmere, and Pink Sizzle lipstick which are all sold separately. BeansTalk, a cancer survivor, got to sample these little gems and loved them for their soft feminine look and long wear. The creamy texture hydrated our lips nicely as well. Each lipstick retails for $18 and is available at

Celebs Cleanse

iZO Cleanze
is a comprehensive bowel, liver, gall bladder, kidney, blood, parasite, and heavy metal detox cleanse program consisting of fresh, home-delivered organic juices, teas, and superfoods.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, the iZO Cleanze™, with fresh iZO jUiCE™ and iZO Tea™ DAILY will be delivered to your home. That’s right! Every morning of the iZO Cleanze™ when you wake up 6am or later, you will find at your doorstep, a collapsible cooler stocked with jars containing that day’s portions of juice, tea, and other elixirs. You don’t have to prepare a thing! Cleanse without putting your life on hold from starvation and lack of energy. The iZO Cleanze™ is the cleanse you can actually LIVE on!

If you are not yet ready to cleanse, or have recently just finished a cleanse, try the fresh, organic iZO jUiCE™ delivered straight to your door. Getting iZO jUiCE™ delivered is the perfect way to begin to transform your diet, and the perfect way to maintain the enlightened health consciousness derived from the iZO Cleanze™.

"I just did the iZO Cleanze and I haven't felt this fantastic in years! I lost 9 pounds in 6 days! And I was able to keep up a hectic TV schedule without missing a beat."

Ed Begley Jr., Co-Star of the Hit TV Series 'Living With Ed' and Environmental Activist

I recently did a 10 day iZO Cleanze and felt so amazing that I went back on a 5 day iZO Cleanse the next week. My energy levels were so high and never once was I hungry or craving coffee. And I lost those last extra pounds that are so elusive. What’s been really great is that the weight has stayed off even weeks after, and it got me through the taping of a pilot. However, the most important benefit of the iZO Cleanze is that it makes me crave healthy foods. Transformation delivered indeed!”

Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond”

“The iZO Cleanze flooded me with the nutrients my body was craving and I was surprisingly not hungry at all. The delivery was trustworthy and reliable, there by 7am every morning. What a great service!”

Daisy Fuentes, Actor/Celebrity

“I was in the middle of a 14 day iZO Cleanze and it worked so well that I had to end it early because I was losing too much weight for my character on Monk. He's not supposed to look and feel THAT healthy! An added bonus was that the juices and teas were delicious and the delivery service was like clockwork.”

Tony Shaloub, Actor, “Monk”

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sexy City Shoes

BeansTalk must admit that we've watched Sex & The City... and maybe we've actually seen every episode (we wanted to join in the watercooler chat, for heavens sake!). We also admit that while it started out very rocky, it did improve -- even though Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie always seemed to be channeling her inner hooker (via wardrobe mistress Patricia Field) in the middle seasons. Sometimes, Sex & The City really hit the mark -- a good example is the Carrie/Burger relationship -- a longtime flirtation/attraction that didn't live up to the hype they imagined for themselves. It fizzled in a very credible (and vaguely familiar) way. It missed, too, with over-the-top storylines involving Samantha and the UPS guy and the raw-foods waiter.

But still the series rocked the world of chick lit fans around the world. And after three long years, there will be a feature film chronicling the further adventures of Charlotte, Carrie, Miranda and Samantha. These photos are from that much-anticipated (by some) film, currently shooting on location in NYC.

Sex & the City fever still reigns amongst the four-years-later-still-drinking-cosmos-crowd. Kim Catrall, who plays sexed-up Samantha (the lady in red, natch) is wearing Stuart Weitzman's popular Fever pump. Do you think she hestitates when she calls them her "F*ck Me" pumps??

Durning Honored: 2007 SAG Life Achievement Award

44th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Los Angeles, California (September 24, 2007) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that Charles Durning, the quintessential character actor and highly decorated World War II veteran, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious tribute—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Durning will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

In making today’s announcement, SAG President Alan Rosenberg said, “Charles Durning is the perfect choice for the Life Achievement Award as Screen Actors Guild celebrates its 75th anniversary. Throughout his career, he has epitomized the art and grace of acting and brought something special to every role. He is above all things a great actor with the talent to which we all aspire: the power to create indelible characters.”

That talent has earned Durning numerous accolades during his more than 50 years as a performer. He was honored with an Oscar® nomination in 1983 for his musical turn as the tap-dancing Texas governor in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and again in 1984 for his lecherous Nazi Colonel Erhardt in the Brooksfilm remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not To Be, a role which also brought him one of his four Golden Globe® nominations. He made his film debut in 1965 in Harvey Middleman, Fireman, followed by appearances in I Walk the Line and two early Brian de Palma films, Hi, Mom (credited as Charles Durnham) and Sisters. He achieved breakout status in 1972 when, after seeing Durning on Broadway in Jason Miller’s That Championship Season, George Roy Hill cast him as a corrupt police lieutenant in The Sting. Durning’s nearly 100 feature roles include hostage negotiator Det. Moretti in Dog Day Afternoon (for which he received his first Golden Globe® nomination), villainous frogs-leg restaurant magnate in The Muppet Movie, Jessica Lange’s father in Tootsie and Holly Hunter’s father in Home for the Holidays.

For the Coen Brothers, Durning appeared in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and played the pivotal title role The Hudsucker Proxy. In 2000, as a member of the ensemble cast of David Mamet’s State and Main, he was honored by the National Board of Review, the Online Film Critics Society and the Florida Film Critics Circle. That same year he starred in another Mamet screenplay, Lakeboat, along with Dennis Leary, whose father he has played for the past three years in 23 episodes of the FX hit Rescue Me.

Other film credits include North Dallas Forty, The Greek Tycoon, When a Stranger Calls, Harry and Walter Go to New York, True Confessions, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, The Final Countdown, The Choirboys, An Enemy of the People, Far North, The Man With One Red Shoe, Death and Texas, One Fine Day, V.I. Warshawski and comic-strips-brought-to-life Brenda Starr and Dick Tracy, among many others

In 1975, Durning was honored with the first of eight Emmy® nominations for his romantic turn opposite Maureen Stapleton in the television movie Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. Nominations followed for his performances in the miniseries Captains and the Kings (which also earned him a Golden Globe® nomination) and the telefilms Attica and Death of a Salesman, the latter opposite Dustin Hoffman, whom he had earlier romanced in Tootsie. Durning was twice nominated for supporting actor Emmys® during his 1990-1994 run as Dr. Harlan Elldridge in the comedy Evening Shade, which starred his friend and frequent collaborator Burt Reynolds. The two co-starred in the features Stick, Starting Over, Sharkey’s Machine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Forget About It, as well as the Hard Time series of telefilms. The Television Academy also nominated Durning twice for guest performances: in 1995 for Homicide: Life on the Street and in 2005 for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Durning starred as Supreme Court Justice Henry Hoskins in the television series First Monday, in the short-lived series Orleans, Eye to Eye and The Cop and the Kid, as well as early in his career in the daytime drama Another World. His dozens of television guest-starring roles include his March 2007 appearance on Monk, seven appearances as Father Hubley on Everybody Loves Raymond and character arcs on Everwood, Family Guy, The Practice and Cybil. His more than 50 television movies include The Best Little Girl in the World, Crisis at Central High, The Rivalry, The Girls in their Summer Dresses and Other Stories by Irwin Shaw, four outings as Santa Claus, one as the Pope, one as Casey Stengel and roles in the televised versions of such classics as Look Homeward Angel, Mister Roberts, Dinner at Eight and Studs Lonigan. He received a CableACE nomination for his performance as a southern prison camp warden in The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

Durning was born in Highland Falls, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1923. Widowed when Durning was 12, his mother worked as a laundress at the U.S. Military Academy in nearby West Point. As a teenage usher in a burlesque house, Durning was hired to replace a drunken “second banana” on stage, then hoofed his way through upstate New York as half of ballroom dancing act for 11 years. Durning’s early career was punctuated by stints as an elevator operator, Western Union delivery boy, cab driver, bartender, night watchman, boxer and construction worker.

His heroic yet horrifying experiences during World War II loomed large in shaping his 20s. He was in the first wave to land on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, killing seven German gunners and suffering serious machine gun wounds to his right leg and shrapnel wounds over his body in that bloody battle. Later, he was stabbed eight times with a bayonet by a young German soldier, whom he killed with a rock in hand-to-hand combat. Taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge, he was one of a few survivors of the infamous attack on American POWs at Malmedy, Belgium, and was the sole survivor of 40 men who took out a German machine gun nest. For his valor he was honored with three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Although he had starred as a World War II veteran in the 1985 film Stand Alone, Durning did not speak publicly about his war experiences until the 50th anniversary of D-Day, when it was suggested by Durning’s Evening Shade co-star Ossie Davis (SAG’s 2000 Life Achievement Award recipient) that he appear in the National Memorial Day Concert, which Davis was hosting. Durning has since made the concert an annual appearance. For the anniversary, Durning also narrated The Discovery Channel’s Normandy: The Great Crusade and read Ernest Hemmingway’s account of the invasion in a CBS Reports D-Day special.

Durning employed dance, speech and acting studies as part of his post-war recovery. In 2007, he was recognized as a “Legend” by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied in the late 1940s. He was also educated at Columbia University and New York University.

By the 1960s Durning had become a prolific actor on the New York stage and in regional and touring companies. He performed in some 35 productions with Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, both in the Bard’s work and in such contemporary mid-‘70s premieres as In the Boom Boom Room and The Au Pair Man, opposite Julie Harris.

For his work on Broadway, Durning has been honored with Tony and Drama Desk awards for the role of Big Daddy in the 1990 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Kathleen Turner; the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for the 1997 revival of The Gin Game, which reunited him with Julie Harris; and a 1972 Drama Desk Award for That Championship Season. More recently, he starred in the 1996 revival of Inherit the Wind, opposite George C. Scott, and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

He received the 2006 Lucille Lortell Award for Outstanding Featured Actor for Wendy Wasserstein’s Third at Lincoln Center and played the title role in Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted Off-Broadway in 2003. His numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre credits include On Golden Pond, Sweet Bird of Youth, Prelude to a Kiss, Brigadoon and Glengarry Glen Ross

His upcoming films include Deal, his seventh film opposite Burt Reynolds; Polycarp, which premiered at the 2007 Hoboken Film Festival; and a starring role in Chatham.

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and Kathy Connell is the producer. Yale Summers, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and JoBeth Williams are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.

Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in motion pictures, television, commercials, industrials, video games, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is available online at

AMC Renews Mad Men For A Second Season

Drama Marked First Original Series for Network

New York - NY, September 24, 2007 - AMC announced today that it will renew Mad Men for a second season continuing the network's mandate to deliver a distinctive viewing experience through cinematic-quality original programming. Created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner (Executive Producer/Writer, "The Sopranos"), Mad Men follows the personal and professional lives of New York advertising execs circa 1960. Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, produces the series. The Season One finale airs Thursday, October 18th at 10PM EST.

The first season of Mad Men received unprecedented accolades from the press including being deemed "the best new show of the summer" by The New York Post, "unmissable" by Time Magazine and "Must See TV" from Newsweek. The Los Angeles Times declared "If you want to feel good about being alive on the planet in 2007, watch the premiere of Mad Men on AMC" and the Wall Street Journal stated that Mad Men is "one of the best-written, all-around sparkling works to come along in many a summer season."

To date, Mad Men has reached more than 21 million viewers and more than 16 million households on AMC (1). Mad Men on Thursday @ 10p has reached over 6.2 million households and more than 7.9 million viewers (2). Overall, the 9 premiere episodes of Mad Men are pacing at a .8 HH rating and delivering 774,000 homes on Thursday night, maintaining its movie lead-in performance (3) Performance to date, during the 10pm Mad Men premiere episodes, both Household and A25-54 ratings are on par to AMC's Prime average for the last completed quarter, 2Q07 (4). A higher percentage of Mad Men's target viewer's (A25-54) have Household incomes over 100k+ (32%) more than any other new ongoing scripted series to premiere on basic cable this summer. (5)

Source: Nielsen Media Research. NPower 75% unification, 6 minute qualifier. Reach among all telecasts of Mad Men on AMC 7/19/07-9/16/07. Source: Nielsen Media Research. Npower 75% unification, 6 minute qualifier. Reach among all Thurs 10-11pm Mad Men telecasts on AMC 7/19/07-9/13/07. Source: Nielsen Media Research. Mad Men 7/19/07-9/13/07 performance compared to Lead in movie airings 7-10p 7/19/07-9/13/07. Source: Nielsen Media Research. Mad Men 7/19/07-9/13/07 performance vs. 2Q07 (4/2/07-7/1/07) M-Su 8-11p average. Source: Nielsen Media Research, Npower. % composition of Adult 25-54 HHI $100K+ premiere telecast of an original summer series airing on basic cable in 2Q07 thru 9/16/07.

Mad Men is a smart and cinematic drama about advertising executives on Madison Avenue when the industry was at its height of glamour, power, and prestige. The setting is the Sterling Cooper agency, which sells everything from cigarettes to political candidates. The protagonist, Don Draper, is a fast-rising creative director whose smooth exterior conceals any number of secrets. The show's cast includes: Jon Hamm ('We Were Soldiers'), Elisabeth Moss ('West Wing'), Vincent Kartheiser ('Angel'), January Jones ('American Wedding'), and Christina Hendricks ('Kevin Hill'), as well as guest star John Slattery ('K Street', 'Sex and the City').

Today's announcement comes on the heels of AMC receiving four Emmys awards for its first ever original movie event Broken Trail including Outstanding mini-series, Outstanding Lead Actor for a mini-series or movie for Robert Duvall and Outstanding Supporting Actor for a mini-series or movie for Thomas Haden Church. The network followed the success of Broken Trail with its first original drama series Mad Men that premiered in July of 2007. Continuing its original programming momentum, AMC will premiere its newest original series, Breaking Bad, in January 2008. The series is created by Vince Gilligan (X-Files) and follows the story of a desperate man, played by Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle), who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial security.

Purple Haze

Representing a different decade, perhaps, and in different shades, these actresses chose various versions of purple.

Helen Mirren: The Prime Suspect star and much-awarded actress, who won Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, carried a Daniel Swarovski clutch and wore Fred Leighton jewels. Mathew Imaging/Film Magic

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: We can't wait for the return of her lively CBS series The New Adventures of Old Christine. The heiress, a Santa Barbara, Calif. resident, chose Narciso Rodriguez, accented with Chopard jewels (how cute is she??). Kevin Winter/Getty

Kristen Bell: Former Veronica Mars and current Heroes star wore a strapless gown by Yigal Azrouël, and sparkled in H. Stern jewels. Jeff Vespa/Wire Image

Ladies in Red

Private Practice star Kate Walsh broke the traditional "redhead" rule and wore red to the Emmys, as did Sally Field, Ali Larter, Mary Louise Parker and Lisa Edelstein.

Who Wore What

left and above:
Mary Louise Parker: The Weeds star (and recent adoptive mom) wore Dolce & Gabbana, with Harry Winston jewelry. Jeff Vespa/Wire Image

Kate Walsh: Walsh wore a deep-cowl necked Pamela Dennis gown with Neil Lane jewels. Jeff Vespa/Wire Image

Ali Larter: The Heroes star chose a strapless Reem Acra. Jon Kopaloff/Film Magic

Sally Field: The Best Actress in a Drama Emmy winner (for Brothers and Sisters) wore Valentino with Cathy Waterman jewels. Jeff Vespa/Wire Image

Lisa Edelstein: House administrator Edelstein chose a halter gown with chapel train by Pamella Roland. She carried a Mary Norton clutch and wore Chopard jewels. Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic

Fans of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report (which most definitely includes BeansTalk, which never misses an episode) will know what Stephen Colbert and his wife, Evelyn are proudly displaying -- his Wrist Strong bracelets. Blame new leather-soled shoes or a too shiny floor, Colbert took a slip while greeting his audience in his typical hyperbolic enthusiasm and actually broke his wrist. It made for plenty of bits throughout his "infirmed" state and he eventually auctioned off his cast, raising more than $17,000 for charity. We loves us some Stephen Colbert.

Bean, Bean, Bean, Bean, Bean

In Celebration of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins' Birthday....

on 22 September (that was Saturday) BeansTalk's ME received this gorgeous Elsa Peretti® Bean® ring, mini mini. Sterling, from BeansTalk's financial director and CEO. Will go quite nicely with our large Elsa Peretti® Bean® necklace and Elsa Peretti® Bean® earrings. From Tiffany.

Clients Want More of Morrison

It’s a long walk down that red carpet, which is why Emmy attendees like Kathy Griffin, Paula Abdul, Neil Patrick Harris, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman of High School Musical and Tim Daly of The Sopranos and The Practice first headed to the Silver Spoon Penthouse for pre-event strand fortification from Joico. There they found Joico artist (and winner of Bravo-TV’s Shear Genius competition) Anthony Morrison standing by with plenty of healthy hair tips, plus gift bags stocked with three of the company’s essential glam-aids: K-PAK Shampoo and Conditioner and the brand new Split Ends Mender —a breakthrough formula which actually adheres to split tips and fuses them together, creating a durable, long-lasting bond—was a hit with all of the on-camera types whose looks have to stand up to the scrutiny of high-def.

Morrison has been super busy this season. From requests by networks and producers for auditions for sitcoms, personal appearances, and an appearance on “The Today Show” to being a presenter at NAHA, being featured in and styling for a shoot for Allure, Morrison sees this moment as an opportunity to make his mark in the global beauty and lifestyle market. “It’s about integrating and personalizing the whole package when you want to feel and look your best."

As the owner of the Londoner Salon and Day Spa in Manhattan Beach, Morrison balances his time between his busy clientele, traveling the world educating other hairstylists and salon professionals, working with broadcast and print media for on camera and behind the scenes lifestyle media, and building a line of branded hair and accessories products.

“It was a great two days,” enthuses Morrison, who was recruited to do Kathy “D-List” Griffin’s hair for the actual Emmy ceremony later in the week. “We even overhead one of the guests say that our room was the most fun and the friendliest at the event!”

BeansTalk was lucky enough to walk away with a gift of JOICO products. The luxurious shampoo and conditioner are already doing wonders for this sun-damaged summer hair. We really needed the "reconstruct" this product offers.
JOICO, the leading professional hair care brand, provides a wide range of hair care, styling, color and texture products to salons worldwide. A division of Shiseido, Inc., JOICO has been dedicated to the Art of Healthy Hair since 1975. JOICO products fuse the latest breakthroughs in hair care science with art and fashion inspirations to offer unparalleled quality and performance. For additional information, salon professionals may call 1.800.80.JOICO or visit

Get Gorgeous Skin

Last week, 3LAB, a comprehensive cosmeceutical skin care line of treatments, moisturizers, cleansers and toners was a super-hot stop at the GBK Productions Gift Lounge at LA’s Roosevelt Hotel for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

3LAB created a special VIP gift set for the celebrity attendees that was cased in a signature 3LAB red and white train case. Mario Lopez, among many others, was thrilled with his. “Celebrities are very busy people who have seen it all. Yet, they clearly appreciate high-quality, efficacious products – especially when it comes to their skin care regimen,” says Spencer Kanis, president of 3LAB. “GBK Productions has an outstanding reputation for developing extraordinary events and the celebrities who attend GBK events are always very receptive to 3LAB. When celebrities select 3LAB, they know that they are using the best products available. And why shouldn’t they? They are used to nothing less than the best.”

The VIP gift case included 3LAB WW Cream - a luxurious and reparative face crème containing Phyllantus Emblica Fruit Extract (a powerful antioxidant) to help reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots while improving the skin’s texture - and 3LAB “h” Serum - the world’s first cosmetic product containing a bio-engineered growth hormone-like material (Nano-Claire GY™) to help reduce wrinkles and strengthen skin at the cellular level.

BeansTalk was lucky enough to receive the beautiful 3LAB Hydra Day multi-tasking moisturizer. It has become part of our nightly routine, as we find that it is already repairing some of the sun damage we did with summer sun exposure. Our skin drinks it in like elixir. The man of the house, who is very picky about intrusive aromas, approves of this clean and mild scent as well.
3LAB is sold exclusively at Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the United States.

Emmy Fête

One of the most powerful and influential talent agencies in the entertainment industry, The Gersh Agency, with special guest Frederic Fekkai, hosted a private dinner in honor of the nominees of the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The lavish pre-Emmy event was held at ultra-chic lounge, The Terrace at The Sunset Tower Hotel. Guests dined at the beautiful poolside café on a delicious menu prepared just for this momentous evening. Frederic Fekkai and guests also toasted to the opening of his new salon on Melrose Place.

Frederic Fekkai Melrose Place - 8457 Melrose Place Los Angeles, CA 90069

Guests included: Adam Scott, Balthazar Getty, Bob and Linda Gersh, Cameron Richardson, Dash Mihok, David Krumholtz, Debra Messing, Drew Fuller, Dylan Walsh, Elizabeth Perkins, Eric Close, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Leland Orser, Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman, Joanna Lovinger, Joel McHale, Joely Fisher, Jordana Spiro, Josh Hopkins, Judith Light and Robert Desiderio, Justin Chambers, Kate Burton, Kevin Nealon, Kim Delaney, Kim Dickens, Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Bennett, Mary Beth Hurt, Mary Kay Place, Nick Verreos, Ryan Haddon, Robin Tunney, Scott Porter, Sonya Walger, and T.R. Knight

Pictured: Tripplehorn, Fekkai, and Messing let off a little Emmy steam.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Match Made in Heaven

Of course the music-inspired folks over at Lyric Culture have paired up with the folks at Sony to get a big nostalgia-fest going. We love 60’s music. We love 60’s clothing. We love us a good movie.

Here’s the story: For a limited time, visitors to Lyric Culture's website can enter to win a private screening of the super-hot new movie Across The Unverse for 100 guests in their hometown, provided by Sony Pictures. The winner will also receive one limited edition Across the Universe tee and one pair of Lyric Culture's premium jeans, valued at $315.

From the BeansTalk confessional: We are eager to see the movie, and we wouldn’t mind hosting 100 friends for a good time, but… My God… What we wouldn’t do for a pair of those super hot jeans. These guys over at Lyric Culture really get it. For the true music fan… music is something that you feel in your soul, in your spine, and yes… in your loins. These jeans fit like the lyrics to a good song.

About the film:
A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, Across The Universe moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with “Dr. Robert” (Bono) and “Mr. Kite” (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy – against all odds – to find their own way back to each other.

About Lyric Culture
Lyric Culture is a music driven premium apparel line involving lyrical content on jeans, denim wear, leather and accessories. Each item in the collection reflects the personality, style and flare of the artist and song through its design. Lyric Culture fuses high fashion and music in a groundbreaking way, allowing the wearer to express themselves through the words of a classic song -- a modern twist to wearing your heart on your sleeve (and pant leg)! Lyric Culture is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and other high-end retailers nationwide as well as their own website. Celebrity fans include Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Fergie and more.

Oink! Scott Baio Turns 47 Today!

Time for the Truth, Chachi – you told BeansTalk’s ME how old you really were, even though we’d read in Teen Beat or Tiger Beat or 16 that you were just exactly our age. You’re not! You know it.

Pamela Anderson told us (in a separate interview) that she often had disagreements with you whether you were a Virgo or Libra (when you are clearly a Virgo). You had some real stunner conversations there. I’m sure you and your baby mama Renee have much more stimulating, elucidating chats.

We know you were at the Mix Media Emmy Suite charming everyone and getting organic baby products for your little girl. Does that make you want to have a completely change of character (what little you have?) Do you now fear that someday, like Julie McCullough, Erin Moran, the 24 Playmates and every large bosomed thin blonde who caught your gaze, she may be the victim of someone even just remotely like you?

For our readers who don’t know who he is, here’s his scoop (and yes, Wikipedia had the fake bday date and we changed it to the correct one – well, not on Wikipedia officially, but here, for BeansTalk readers. We believe in True Truthiness!).

Wikipedia Says: Scott Vincent James Baio (born September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor, who is perhaps best known for his work on the sitcoms Happy Days and Charles in Charge. He is presently starring in his own VH1 reality series titled Scott Baio Is 45...and Single.

Early Life and Career

Scott Baio (pronouned BAY-oh)changed his name from Baiocchi. He was born in Brooklyn to Mario and Rose Baiocchi. His grandparents were immigrants from Italy. He attended Xaverian High School, and later graduated from North Hollywood High School. His other siblings as well as their cousin, Jimmy Baio, also act.

In 1976, he played the title character Bugsy Malone in the cult kiddie gangster musical directed by Alan Parker, which also co-starred Jodie Foster. Baio and Foster later worked together again in the 1980 teen girl drama Foxes helmed by Adrian Lyne.

When he was 16, Scott was then cast as The Fonz's cousin, Chachi Arcola, on Happy Days. During his Happy Days run, Baio earned two Emmy Award nominations for his lead performances in the TV movies Stoned (1981) and All The Kids Do It (1985). He also won two Young Artists Awards during the Third Annual Youth In Film Awards (1980-1981) as Best Young Actor in a Television Special for Stoned and Best Young Comedian in Television or Motion Pictures for Happy Days. He also starred in the made-for-television youth drama specials The Boy Who Drank Too Much with Lance Kerwin and Senior Trip with Mickey Rooney.

In 1982, Baio starred in a spin-off of Happy Days entitled Joanie Loves Chachi with Erin Moran, which lasted one season. His first sexual experience was with Erin Moran -- a claim he made on the first episode of VH1's Scott Baio is 45 ... and Single in the summer of 2007.

That same year, he appeared opposite Willie Aames in the film Zapped!, and recorded an album for RCA. The adolescent fantasy was recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the Five Essentials within the popular teen sex comedy genre from the 1980s alongside Private School, Class, Private Resort and Fast Times At Ridgemont High. [citation needed]

In 1984, Baio starred as a male nanny on the syndicated comedy series Charles in Charge until 1990.

During the decade of the 1990s, Scott appeared in various television programs, including the short-lived Look Who's Talking small screen spin-off Baby Talk. Between 1992 and 1995, he portrayed Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical mystery series Diagnosis: Murder starring Dick Van Dyke. Baio was a popular guest-star on Full House, Touched By An Angel, Veronica's Closet and The Nanny. He directed a number of TV series and commercials. He also starred in several telefilms and video releases such as Detonator, Bar-Hopping, Dumb Luck, Face Value and Danielle Steel's Mixed Blessings.

Scott Baio's other movies include the independent films Very Mean Men, Face to Face and The Bread, my Sweet.

Very Mean Men (2000) was a gangster comedy directed by Tony Vitale about a mob war between two syndicate families. Scott served as a co-producer with his older brother Steven on said film and even played the crucial role of impetuous crime scion Paulie Minnetti who unwittingly instigates the crime feud. Variety praised his performance: "A career-reviving turn by Scott Baio with hair dyed blonde and sporting a white goatee."

Face To Face (2001-renamed Italian Ties) was a comic drama directed by Ellie Kanner about three young men (Scott Baio as Richie, Thomas Calabro as Philly and Carlo Imperato as Al) who kidnap their emotionally distant fathers for a weekend of genuine male bonding. Baio co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Gurian. The movie won the Audience Prize for Best Comedy at the Marco Island Film Festival, the Silver Screen Accolade in the Reno Film Festival and the 10 Degrees Hotter Best Feature Award during the Valley Film Festival.

The Bread, My Sweet (2001- retitled A Wedding For Bella) a romance film directed by Melissa Martin and produced by Adrienne Wehr about normal Italian-Americans coping with life, death, love, laughter and the fine art of baking in Pittsburgh. Scott Baio portrayed Dominic Pyzola who's both a hard-edged corporate raider in the daytime and a kind-hearted local pastry chef at night. He earned three Best Lead Actor prizes in the Atlantic City Film Festival, the Kansas City Halfway To Hollywood Film Festival and the San Diego Film Festival. The movie itself collected top accolades from the Santa Monica, Stony Brook, Marco Island, Houston Worldfest and Iowa Hardacre Film Festivals.

More recently, Baio also had a recurring role on the Emmy award winning comedy series Arrested Development as the madcap Bluth family's serious but overpaid lawyer, Bob Loblaw. He took over the role of the clan's legal counselor from former Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler in four episodes: "Forget Me Now", "Notapusy", "Mr. F" and "Making A Stand". He made reference to this in his first episode, claiming this was "not the first time I've been called in to replace [Winkler]" and suggesting he appealed to a younger crowd.

In August 2006, Scott Baio was formally invited by the AIA Actors Studio to discuss his professional experiences as a working thespian and director in television and movies. He talked about his own lengthy acting career plus his recent forays into writing, directing and producing.

In July 2007, Scott made his own foray into the genre of reality show programming with the VH1 celebreality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single. Media Life magazine observed: "While it breaks no new ground for most personality-based reality programs, none of that matters if the show is well-executed and the star is compelling. Here, both are." The New York Daily News gave this verdict: "An entertaining emotional hour built around the Hollywood hunk's quest to find out why he's still single. In the end, the show creates a sympathetic portrait of a star who has avoided the usual pitfalls of celebrity on the road to bachelorhood. And for a celebrity reality show, that's unusual and why this is worth your time."

"Scott Baio Is 45...and Single" averaged 1.3 million total viewers and 1 million adults from 18 to 49 years old, ranking it among the top ten basic cable programs in its 10:30 p.m. time slot. VH1 is currently preparing a second season of the reality series, composed of nine episodes (six half-hour and three hour long installments).

Personal life

Baio is a Republican[citation needed], and was a member of Young Americans for Freedom. He attended the historical ceremonies of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan's widely-televised state funeral. The New York Daily News June 12, 2004 reported that Baio was seated near Margaret Thatcher and was quoted as saying: "President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness."

Baio is also famous for dating several actresses, among them, Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Natalie Raitano, Nicolette Sheridan, Denise Richards, Julie McCullough, and Heather Locklear. In his VH1 reality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single, he admits to losing his virginity to Erin Moran. In July 2007, he told E!: Entertainment Television's Ted Casablanca that he and wife Renee Sloan are expecting a baby in December. and per People magazine its a girl[1]

On July 24th 2007, Scott appeared on the Howard Stern show on Sirius Satellite Radio and received a standing ovation from the staff. Not only did Howard ask to shake his hand but, in typical Stern fashion also asked if he could smell it. On the show Baio admitted that Playboy quietly banned him from the mansion for a period of time in the late 80's since he had dated each of that year's Playboy Playmates and then some, totaling 24. A spokeswoman from Playboy called Scott and told him that he needed to "slow down" and some of the Playmates he was with were also involved with Hugh Hefner. In the same interview he confessed that Heather Locklear was the greatest lover he has ever had, hands down. He rated some of his lovers on a scale of 1 to 10 - Denise Richards:3, Beverly D'Angelo:10, Liza Minnelli:7, Melissa Gilbert:10.