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Monday, December 31, 2007


Get Tangled: Globe Nominee
Rhys-Meyers and BeansTalk Friend
Rachel Leigh Cook Star


(OK, she’s not really a friend, but an acquaintance – and we thinks she is very cute and a good actress – in this film, her “Jenny” is a smoker – since Cook is not, she smoked prop ciggies)

Sunday night gets messy when SOAPnet premieres the drama “Tangled” airing Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This is one of the recently acquired movies from Disney ABC Domestic Television to be shown on the network.

“Tangled” stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Shawn Hatosy, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Dwayne Hill. The drama begins when a young man David (Hatosy) is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a deserted road. As the police, led by Detective Denny Nagle (Hill), try to piece together what happened, their investigation uncovers a hot and steamy love triangle between the young man, his lover Jenny (Cook) and best friend Alan (Rhys-Meyers) that led to the violent confrontation.

The Sunday Night Movies will include pop culture interstitials revealing the ‘soap behind the movie.’ Find out which two “Tangled” co-stars Jonathon Rhys-Meyers was romantically linked to and get the scoop on his other on-set hook-ups. Find out these tidbits and more in “Tangled” on SNM: SOAPnet’s Sunday Night Movie.



Dress Like Brit-Brit (aka Trainwreck Central)


Star style (or crazy-ass style, if you prefer to be more accurate).

Sure, you can go on Ebay and bid on her already-worn clothes and pay 100x the original value (but the claim is the items still smell like her, right?). Or you can get a just-like brand-new item

Britney Spears wears the Felicia Coat from Marciano in her “Piece of Me” music video. This coat retails for $399 (USD) and is available at Marciano stores nationwide and Marciano.com

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Big Baby Boom

2008 may be remembered as one of the most fertile years in Hollywood. Jessica Alba, then Halle Berry, Nicole Richie, Jamie Lynn Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Sierra, Melissa Joan Hart, Julianna Margulies, Lily Allen, Cate Blanchett and Soleil Moon Frye, Giada De Laurentis. Oscar de la Hoya (he of the be-fishnetted hose) just had a baby, as did Teri Polo

Rumored pregnant? Kat Von D, Nicole Kidman and even Jennifer Aniston.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Garner in Neil Lane

Cast member Jennifer Garner poses at the premiere of "Juno" at the Village theatre in Westwood, California December 3, 2007. Garner sparkled in Platinum jewelry by Neil Lane, a Platinum necklace for the red carpet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Yay!! Reno 911 Returns


At last -- We love this show! The Reno force is back! Season 5 of the Comedy Central hit series "Reno 911" debuts on Comedy Central on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30pm. The new season brings more outrageous antics from the Reno cops and features guest appearances by Christina Applegate, Seth Green, Lisa Lampanelli, George Lopez and Ryan Stiles, among others.

The show stars the very funny improv of
Carlos Alazraqui
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Robert Ben Garant
Thomas Lennon
Niecy Nash
Kerri Kenney-Silver
Cedric Yarbrough
Mary Birdsong (Season 3–Present)


Fischer Walks Hard in Escada

Jenna Fischer, a cast member in 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,' arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. Fischer wore a nude floral appliqué cocktail dress with satin belt by Escada. Jenna wore Escada’s white cashmere coat to brave the chilly evening for her pre red carpet stroll. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)


Weeds Star and Her Grey's Love
Cast member Jeffrey Dean Morgan (L) poses with actress Mary-Louise Parker at the premiere of "P.S. I Love You" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California, December 9, 2007. The movie opens in the U.S. on December 21. Morgan played the tragic Denny on Grey's Anatomy and Parker stars in Showtime's hit series Weeds. The couple are currently on-again. Parker wore Chopard’s diamond pave dome-shaped hoop earrings (5.25 carats) and diamond cocktail ring (2.5 carats) and a dress by Parker’s dress is by Tadashi Shoji, a black silk charmeuse mini shift dress with hand stitched rectangular metal beading from Tadashi Shoji’s Fall 2007 collection for last night’s high-profile premiere. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)


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BeansTalk Note: We just visited the Brighton outlet in Cabazon, we love their stuff. Even at a discount, what we liked (a super cute shoulder flat back in red pony) was a little steep for us (we're conserving our coin).

Anyway, this is very cool:

Brighton’s Charity

Brighton, an accessories company who puts their hearts into donating to charities focused on women’s health as well as producing unique designs, is continuing a longstanding tradition of designing jewelry to raise awareness and donate funds to tackle the issues that are important to women.

Since 2004, Brighton has donated over $800,000 to the American Heart Association by designing limited edition jewelry and they are once again committed to supporting this important cause for 2008. This year, the donation will be over $260,000!

Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Each year, nearly twice as many women die from cardiovascular diseases as well as from all forms of cancer combined. But the good news is that heart disease can largely be prevented. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together and wipe out heart disease.

The 2008 Brighton Go Red For Women bracelet has eight silver links. Seven of the links frame hearts with pierced scrollwork and the eighth frames the American Heart Association's signature "Red Dress," which symbolizes the commitment to raising awareness about heart disease among women. (The people at Brighton believe that like the links in the bracelet, by closely linking together to support this charity, we can empower everyone we touch to increase control over the risk factors that contribute to heart disease.) Engraved across the bracelet’s links is the inspiring quote, “The biggest thing in the world – bigger than the ocean and the sky – is your heart.”

The limited edition bracelets will be available at Brighton Collectibles stores and participating retailers from January 12th through February 15th, 2008. For each $50 bracelet sold, Brighton Collectibles will donate $10 to the American Heart Association. Throughout the month, participating stores will also host events with speakers to increase awareness and share tips and information.

Known for excellent quality and a broad-ranging assortment of finely crafted accessories, Brighton produces handbags, belts, footwear, small leather essentials, eyewear, luggage, fragrances and gifts.

To find a participating Brighton retailer near you, visit www.brighton.com.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Union Turns to Paige


It’s been a busy holiday season at Paige – the flagship boutique on Robertson. Last week the gorgeous Gabrielle Union (star of The Perfect Holiday) popped in to grab a few items. The actress snatched up Paige’s:



· PICO LOW RISE BOOT CUT JEANS

· HOLLYWOOD HILLS CLASSIC RISE BOOT CUT JEANS

· BENEDICT CANYON SLIM BOOT CUT JEANS

· LONG SLEEVE TURTLENECK HENLEY

· BLACK EMPIRE BABYDOLL TOP

· PLEATED TIE TANK TOP



Gabrielle also walked out with an advance copy of Paige’s upcoming book YOUR PERFECT FIT.



Designer Paige Adams-Geller was at the store and the two chatted about their shared support of similar charities: Paige is on the advisory board for RAINN (the rape, abuse and incest national network) – while Gabrielle supports the Rape Crisis Center.

Paige Premium Denim Retail
116 North Robertson
Robertson Plaza Suite B
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
United States of America
(310) 360-9888

Monday, December 24, 2007

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Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful (At Least, In Some Parts of the World)
It’s Jacket Season – is it where you live? As the evenings, and even days get chilly, I’m most drawn to one of my many cute coats. I love my coats, though I really wear them infrequently. As I’ve gotten older, it seems to be getting colder, but that could be a sign of age. The above coat is my current favorite. It’s no longer made, but up for grabs on Ebay for exorbitant prices, easily more than 10x it’s original. For the curious, it’s an Old Navy Babydoll Fleece Hoodie. I have a black one I found inadvertently at the ON at the Westfield Fox Hills Mall (a very icky mall, btw) that I got for $6.49. Seriously. I have it in heather grey, which I got online for $19.99 plus something like $10 (overpriced shipping).

At any rate, here’s a look at some cute coats for the season (the fashion and the weather, that is):

Nanette Lepore Arrivederci Bell Sleeve Coat
Goodbyes and hellos are much more stylish when you're wrapped in an Italian stretch cotton topper finished with soft gathers and pleats. Notched collar
Single asymmetrical button closure
Inner metal snap closure
Empire seaming
Tiered pleat three-quarter sleeves
Pleated skirt
Side slash pockets
About 32", shoulder to hem
Fully lined
Cotton/polyester acrylic
Dry clean
Made in USA
At Saks Fifth Avenue, $480
(are you noting a trend as to the kind of coats we like?)


Helene Berman Tiered Coat

Super holiday festive. We want to know. If you don this, will you look like Angie Harmon, as this model does??

Piped seaming with gentle gathers gives volume to a three-tier coat detailed with shiny tonal buttons.

* On-seam pockets.
* Back seams.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 38".
* Acetate lining.
* Wool/nylon/cashmere; dry clean.
* By Helene Berman; imported.
* Individualist. $290
At Nordstroms


Miss Sixty 'Dalby' Coat


At least your neck will be very warm.

Inset crochet trim details the shoulders and long bubble sleeves of a cozy coat. A chic funnel neck adds an urban edge.

* Two-way zip with two-button front and interior anchor button.
* Two front pockets with pleat detail.
* Ribbed cuffs.
* Logo tag on pocket.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 32".
* Fully lined.
* Wool/nylon; dry clean.
* By Miss Sixty; made in Italy.
* Savvy. $499
At Nordstrom (we merely like this; we’re not in love)


French Connection 'All That Glitters' Coat

Subtly sparkling gold stripes glam up a swingy, Mandarin-collar coat with an oversized button at the neck and cuffed three-quarter-length sleeves.

* Hidden three-button placket with button at collar.
* Two front slit pockets.
* Pleated front and back yokes.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 36".
* Polyacrylic/acetate/wool/viscose rayon/nylon/polyester; dry clean.
* By French Connection; imported.
* t.b.d. $348
At Nordstrom (super cute, no?)


Vakko Belted Shimmer Suede Trench Coat


Oversized filigree snaps secure a gorgeous fit-and-flare trench, piped with velveteen on the seams, diagonal patch pockets and belt.

* Convertible collar.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 43".
* Polyester lining.
* Leather with rayon piping; professional leather clean.
* By Vakko; imported.
* Coats. $1,295.00
At Nordstrom (it’s a little Matrix’y and something we’re not bloody likely to wear, but there’s something cool about it).


Nanette Lepore '24 Carat' Coat

What a very cool coat. Perfect to wear tonight.

Discernible horizontal stripes. Ornate goldtone buttons enhance the elegant brocade-like texture.

* Four-button closure.
* Three-quarter-length sleeves.
* Two front on-seam pockets.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 33 1/2".
* Quilted iridescent lining.
* Rayon/cotton; dry clean.
* By Nanette Lepore; made in the USA of imported fabric.
* Savvy.
At Nordstroms $615.00 (absolutely ADOrE this)


Mycra Pac Designer Wear All Weather Reversible Coat


Here's a practical coat for 'ya -- it's reversible and all-weather. A coat that functions as, well, a coat.

Long, floral-flocked coat reverses to a solid coat, both sides accented with an accordion-pleat collar that can also be worn as a hood. Includes a matching fabric tote for use as a travel bag or to store the coat.

* Button front.
* Raglan shoulders.
* Adjustable button cuffs.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 38".
* Nylon/polyester; dry clean.
* By Mycra Pac Designer Wear; made in the USA.
* Coats.

At Nordstroms $228.00


Diane von Furstenberg 'Tiburon' Coat

Yes, we know, you can buy a nice used car for your teen with the cost of this coat.

Dark, chunky jewels line the front of an ultramodern metallic coat styled with a wide boat neck and a gently ruffled, banded hem.

* Open front with snap closure at neck.
* Three-quarter-length sleeves with bejeweled cuffs.
* Two front pockets.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 30".
* Fully lined.
* Wool/acrylic/polyamide/elastane; spot clean.
* By Diane von Furstenberg; made in the USA.
* Savvy.
At Nordstroms $1,400


Diane von Furstenberg 'Ariadna' Coat


Don't freak about the price -- this is DVF and likely to become a collectible piece.

Plush faux-fur portrait collar tops a sparkling tweed coat secured by five buttons along the front and styled with lantern sleeves. Finished with an inverted center-back pleat and buttoned-tab detailing.

* Bracelet-length sleeves.
* Two front patch pockets with angled besom pockets on top.
* Removable collar.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 36".
* Polyester faux fur.
* Wool/polyamide/elastane; dry clean.
* By Diane von Furstenberg; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstroms $950


BB Dakota Double Breasted Coat


Adorable coat is accented with distinctive decorative fabric buttons, and gentle pleats at the shoulder create a slightly puffed effect. Finished with gathering in back.

* Hidden snap closure.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 32 1/2".
* Polyester lining.
* Black is wool/polyester/rayon/nylon, Dark Red is polyester/wool; dry clean.
* By BB Dakota; imported.
* BP.
At Nordstroms (a real bargain!) $86


Zinc Three Button Swing Coat


We have several pieces of clothing from Zinc, super cute line.

Oversized faux-tortoiseshell buttons secure a knee-length swing coat with deep inverted pleats.

* Approx. length from shoulder: 36 1/2".
* Wool/polyester; dry clean.
* By Zinc; imported.
* BP.
At Nordstroms (an even bigger bargain!) $68


Frenchi® Shawl Collar Swing Jacket

Nordstrom's junior line has cute and trendy clothing for a very good price.

How they describe: Four oversized buttons line the front of a sweet swing jacket styled with a shawl collar. An inverted back pleat and button-tab detail complete the charming look.

* Two front pockets.
* Decorative button detail at cuffs.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 32".
* Lined.
* Polyester/rayon/spandex; dry clean.
* By Frenchi®; imported.
* BP.
At Nordstroms (a steal at) $78


Gallery Wool Blend Trapeze Coat

Nordstrom's Gallery line offers quality clothing at considerably more reasonable prices than, say, their designer lines.

Babydoll silhouette enhances the swingy shape of a trapeze coat, woven with a bit of cashmere for a plush feel.

* Wide club collar.
* Tabbed half-moon pockets.
* Self-covered buttons.
* Back tab belt.
* Back pleat.
* Approx. length from shoulder: regular and plus 34".
* Wool/cashmere; dry clean.
* By Gallery; imported.
* Coats.
At Nordstroms (only) $168


George Simonton Flyaway Pleated Topper


Yes, you probably have to have the money of the Olsens to buy a novelty coat that's this expensive, but it's darling, no?

Large, rose-print button accents the envelope funnel collar of a soft, plush coat, fitted through the upper arms and shoulders above a flyaway front.

* Hidden-button front placket.
* On-seam pockets.
* Fixed tie belt on cuffs.
* Optional belt.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 35".
* Acetate lining.
* Cashmere/virgin wool; dry clean.
* By George Simonton; imported.
* Coats.
At Nordstroms $798


Robert Rodriguez Ruched Collar Coat


No, this isn't Robert Rodriguez, the director who left his wife of many years and his five children for that harlot Rose McGowan. This is a very with-it designer.

Statement-making piece in faintly shimmering cotton features adjustable ruching at the collar. Fastened with three buttons just above the Empire waist.

* Long sleeves.
* Two side pockets.
* Shirring detail on skirt.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 36".
* Acetate lining.
* Cotton/metallic threads; dry clean.
* By Robert Rodriguez; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstroms was $572, now $342


MARC BY MARC JACOBS Corduroy Jacket

There are certain fashion lines we hate (Stella McCartney, the luckiest last name in the fashion industry) and some we love, and Marc Jacobs fits nicely into the latter.

Chic eight-wale corduroy coat is accented with two large decorative buttons below the softly folded collar.

* Seven snap front with hook-and-loop closure at the collar.
* Two front pockets.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 33".
* Fully lined.
* Cotton; machine wash.
* By MARC BY MARC JACOBS; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstrom Now $297


Dorothy Lee One Button Jacket


If you can still get this online, this is a fantastic deal. We love love this coat, even though the model needs an attitude adjustment. We think she should look more playful!

Statement-making jacket features dropped shoulders, an exaggerated notched collar and a swingy, asymmetrical cut.

* Short sleeves.
* Two front pockets.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 30".
* Acetate lining.
* Wool/angora; dry clean.
* By Dorothy Lee; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstrom was $416, now $165.90


Plenty Frock! by Tracy Reese Sharkskin Coat


This is a great line and has some very fun clothes. If you have the luxury of several coats, this would be a very cool addition.

Wide, elbow-length sleeves shape a chic coat, fronted with three fabric-covered buttons above the waist. Overlapping fold-over collar tops it all off.

* Double hook-and-eye closure under collar.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 37".
* Full acetate lining.
* Wool/viscose rayon/polyamide; hand wash.
* By Plenty Frock! by Tracy Reese; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstroms was $385, now $153


Robert Rodriguez Double Breasted Trench Coat

Here's our final selection from Nordies. Belted trench features cuffed three-quarter sleeves, a back flap and tonal button detail beneath the back collar.

* Two-button closure with hook-and-eye closure under collar.
* Two pockets.
* Side belt loops.
* Approx. length from shoulder: 37 1/2".
* Acetate lining.
* Polyethylene/cotton/metal; dry clean.
* By Robert Rodriguez; imported.
* Savvy.
At Nordstrom was $550, now $164.90


Asymmetrical Wool Jacket

We can't wear this because of our wool allergy, but you can, if it suits you! And you sure can't beat the price! Go on, admit it, you've bought t-shirts that cost more. We like the Russian Cossack-y kind of vibe.

Asymmetrical wool blend jacket with matching waist tie, puff sleeves, and full lining
- 27'' approx length from shoulder to hem
- 50% wool, 50% polyester, hand wash cold, hang dry
- Imported
-in Black and Purple
At Forever 21 $34.80


Natalie Swing Jacket

What can we say? We are just loving the styles of coats right now. It's a great excuse to buy more than one so we have style(s) we adore.

Casual double breasted swing jacket with wide collars, button front closure, button tab cuff sleeves, and an interior cotton lining.
- 24" approx length from shoulder to hem.
- 100% cotton. Machine wash cold.
- Imported.
- grey, light green or blue
At Forever 21 $30


Odessa 3/4 Sleeve Coat


More from every teen's favorite shop and every woman's guilty pleasure...

Eye catching coarse herringbone pattern 3/4 sleeve coat with two button closure and patch pockets. Fully lined
- 31'' approx length from shoulder to hem
- 20% wool, 20% viscose, 60% poly, dry clean only
- Imported
At Forever 21 $44.80


Casey Coat

Beautiful and elegant 3⁄4 puff sleeve coat featuring wide collars, side pockets, and front snap button closures.
- 34" approx length from shoulder to hem.
- 100% polyester. Machine wash cold.
- Imported.
At Forever 21 $54.80


Katie Coat

One of our all-time favorite coats was a purchase at Forever 21 in Pasadena last spring. They don't usually carry a lot of stock in stores, and usually only one large, so if you find something you like, it's best to purchase it on the spot. The prices are very good, so it shouldn't take a lot of mulling.

Beautiful eye-catching coat with accent piping texture all over. Front button closure with large side pockets and 3⁄4 puff sleeves. 30” approx length from shoulder to hem.
- Shell: 90% wool, 10% wool, Lining” 100% cotton
- Hand wash cold
- Imported
At Forever 21, $44.80
Dotted 3/4 Sleeve Coat
Beautiful double-breasted button coat featuring dotted designs, side pockets, and snap button closure.
- 28" approx length from shoulder to hem.
- 30% wool, 70% acrylic. Dry clean.
- Imported.
At Forever 21.com $59.80


Xhilaration® Skirt Coat - Galaxy Blue

Target's junior line (which runs smallish, btw) is their signature line for this group. Here's a coat that works for even the mature. What they say:

• Double-Breasted Skirt Coat
• Made of 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex; 100% Polyester Lining ; Machine Wash Cold
• UnCut Corduroy
• Buckle Closure
• Rounded Collar
• On-Seam Pockets
At Target.com, on clearance $27.99


Erin Fetherston™ for Target® Wool Coat with Hearts - Ebony

We saw someone try this coat by the British designer when it first came out and it was a pretty darn stunning coat -- Target is really jumpin' with their GO collection. Here's what they say:

• You’ll instantly warm to the darling details of this black button-front coat adorned with velvet-covered buttons and heart pockets
• Designed by Erin Fetherston, a couturier whose Paris-inspired creations celebrate a sense of whimsy with surprising flourishes and feminine flair
• The empire cut features a large velvet heart on the back, rolled cuffs, velvet cap shoulder accents and a stand-up collar
• This lined design is finished with small pleats in back
At Target, now $62.99 Gorgeous coat on, but now HTF


There are some gorgeous coats at anthropologie.com, fyi.

Thursday, December 20, 2007






















Foot Fetish


Awhile ago, we saw a piece on the Today show or The Early Show or one of those news shows, about a woman whose family did not buy any product manufactured in China. It seemed like a crazy idea and the one standout for us was that their children could only play with Legos.

If that woman wanted a massager, she’d be hard pressed to find one not made in China – but there is one, the Medi-Rub Foot Massager made in the good old U.S.A.

We first spied the back and foot massager at a gifting suite, and our immediate thought – we admit, was that they looked so terribly old school. But there's something to be said about retro-styled, good old-fashioned health treatments (who doesn't love a hot mineral bath?).

Ah, and to sample the Medi-Rub was a real treat. You can buy the ubiquitous Homemedic products and get relief, but certainly not in any professional degree.

We found the Medi-Rub foot massager to be more powerful, even on the low setting, than the foot massagers at places like Knott’s Berry Farm or the County Fair. If you’re not accustomed to a strong vibration via foot massage, it will only take seconds to accept the relaxing properties. Heavenly, truly.

We tried it for about 10 minutes and stood up and felt, actually, gooey. Just lovely.

There’s an active warranty program and there’s little doubt that the Medi-Rub is wholly made of much sterner stuff than any of the of foot massager products you can find on Amazon, at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

Visit their website, www.medirubmassagers.com the following is from their site:


* For Personal and Clinical Treatment
* Promotes Blood Flow to the Feet and Calf
* Widely used by People with Diabetes to Help Improve Circulation and aid in peripheral neuropathy cases
* Can be used with or Without Shoes
* Aides in Prevention of Leg Cramps
* Maintenance Free
* Powerful 2-Speed Motor
* Limited Lifetime Warranty
* Made in the U.S.A
* Also available in 220-240 volts
* U.L. Listed

We found this on-line and it’s further encouraging:

It's a fact: All major organs and nerves throughout the body end in the nerve endings underneath your feet. According to the principles of Foot Reflexology, massaging your feet stimulates all the nerve endings and pressure points in your feet, thus creating a soothing effect that actually relieves pain and discomfort in your other extremities and torso. No wonder people love foot massages. Improve your blood circulation and feel soothing relief after a long day. Used by professional athletes and massage professionals, too!

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From perezhilton.com

(this is good -- tragically sad, but good -- directly from Perezhilton.com)
When the National Enquirer reported on July 28th about Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy, lawyer's for the Nickelodeon star threatened legal action against the publication. Now, a source at the Enquirer has leaked us the letter Jamie Lynn's lawyers sent them at the time.

It's priceless!

It reads:

“Ms. Spears is a devout Christian with a spotless reputation, who lives in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards in accordance with her faith. There is no “rumor” concerning Ms. Spears’ (non-existent) pregnancy, except perhaps for the baseless “rumor” just now being created by the National Enquirer.

Ms. Spears is not pregnant. It is pathetic for the National Enquirer to attempt to create a wholly baseless “rumor” that Ms. Spears is pregnant, so it can run a malicious story and false story which would be emotionally devastating to a morally upright 16 year old girl.”

Also, this report was online:

“I kind of just keep my options open. I have a bunch of friends that I always hang out with, a bunch of guy friends.”

Jamie-Lynn Spears, when asked if she had a serious boyfriend, in an interview with the AP published December 17, 2007, just a day before her pregnancy was announced.

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Also, it's reported that, in a deal brokered by Lynn Spears, Jamie-Lynn will receive $1 million from OK Magazine for selling her story -- but she won't get the money until the baby is born and she gives them exclusive first photos.
I understand there is an excellent segment on this morning's (Thursday 20 Dec) nation news show, The Early Show, regarding the effect of the pregnancy on the Tween generation who are fans of Zoey101 and the like. Apparently, the segment airs between 7 and 9 a.m. on CBS

It's just all so...liar, liar, pants on fire.

(Above photo of Jamie Lynn and her baby-daddy. We just looked it up and the consensual age in Louisiana is **17**. Even if sex is consensual, it is still considered statutory rape. In California, the age is **18**. Either way, 19-year-old Casey is breaking the law. Even though Lynne said it was ok to do it-- and let her minor child live with her boyfriend.)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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Hours and Hours of Beverly Hillbillies

TV Land rings in 2008 with 27 hours of non-stop Clampett wackiness and Granny’s unforgettable colloquialisms during “The Beverly Hillbillies Best Dang New Year’s Marathon” beginning Monday, December 31, at 6:00PM (all times ET/PT). Viewers will be “happier than a cat at a fish fry” with episodes like “Jethro Goes to School” in which Max Baer, Jr. (Jethro) also plays Jethro’s twin sister, Jethrine, in drag, and an appearance by the late Sharon Tate in “Possum Day” as Miss Hathaway’s dark-headed assistant at the Commerce Bank.

As part of this celebration, TVLand.com will stream full episodes starting December 31, with weekly updates. The website will feature character bios, a comprehensive episode guide, and photo gallery. TVLand.com visitors will also be able to test their ‘hill-folk’ knowledge with The Beverly Hillbillies trivia game.

The Beverly Hillbillies aired on CBS from 1962 – 1971. Accidentally discovering oil on their property, the newly rich Clampetts move to Beverly Hills where they find that their mountain lifestyle is quite different than that of their upper-class neighbors.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

(updated 18 Dec. 07)
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All stored in a gorgeous, huge all-leather red leather La Neige Naughty messenger bag/diaper bag -- the bag alone is $500. Stunning, one-of-a kind!

In celebration of the next generation of adorable children in Hollywood, fashion- forward children’s sneaker line Formula Magic partners with the top lifestyle brands to treat Hollywoods babies and toddlers with a very special custom VIP Gift Bag -- an all leather (beautiful gorgeous red leather messenger bag with a funky rivet black leather "bra" on front and other cool ornamentation).

Brand new, stylish and fashion-forward childrens sneaker line Formula Magic partnered with some of the top names in lifestyle brands to create a limited edition and custom VIP Gift Bag for the adorable children of select Hollywood stars and entertainment industry insiders that include Mira Sorvino, Chris Backus, Jennie Garth, Peter Facinelli, Brian Austin Green, Trista & Ryan Sutter, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Shar Jackson, Norman Reedus, Carlos Mencia, Amber Valletta and more

The Celebutots will be treated to a VIP gift bag featuring the hottest new gear & products for kids. Items include the Racecar collection of Formula Magic sneakers, Fat Tie T-Shirts, and The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book.

The Celebutots will also receive a sporty New Era baseball hat and an Ellies Party Gear for Growing Gourmands T-shirt.

All of these gifts come packaged in the one of a kind, unique and fun messenger style Italian leather LaNeige bag! Gorgeous.

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Formula Magic is proud to announce that for each Celebutot that receives the Formula Magic Celebutot VIP Package, they will be donating a pair of sneakers to a child in need at The Childrens Institute foster care program.

Formula Magic and In 2 It Media want you to be able to win the VIP Gift Bag that the Celebutots will be receiving.

See a complete listing of the lifestyle products included in the Formula Magic Celebutot VIP Package listed below.


GIFT BAG PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:

Formula Magic:

Formula Magic's goal is to create shoes that children are excited about wearing. Rethinking how technology and design can be used in footwear, we aim to get kids hopping, skipping, running and playing.

With quality and safety on a par with Stride Rite and Geox, we have combined patent-pending LED technology that lets kids see the headlights of their racecar-styled shoes, instead of hiding the lights in the back. We hope parents will be as delighted with the sturdy, health-conscious construction as kids are with the gorgeous colors and lights.

Since we want to get kids exploring with their minds and imaginations as well as with their feet, Formula Magic dedicates time teaching kids how the LED technology in their shoes works at preschools and tech fairs, and has already won the recognition and approval of numerous preschool and grammar school teachers in Northern California.

One of the benefits of being a start-up is that you have the power to mix in as much idealism with capitalism as you want. We at Formula Magic are very proud to be able to donate sneakers to the Children's Institute, which for over 100 years has been supporting foster care children. To launch this effort, for every pair of shoes gifted to celebrity kids, Formula Magic is giving away a pair to a less privileged child. In our own little way we are exited to be making a difference in the lives of children everywhere.

Fat Tie:
Fat Tie is for kids who mean business! Thats why each Fat Tie is made from hand-selected, limited edition, 100% vintage silks. Dress Smart. Start Early.
www.GoFatTie.com

The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book:
Law has never been so colorful with The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book. Created by a lawyer-mom, it's sure to "appeal" to aspiring jurists of all ages. Comes with crayons!$5.95; order at www.ababooks.com


New Era:
New Era Kids brings a sense of fun, fashion and function to the game with a collection of headwear designed for both boys and girls and range in sizes from infants to tweens.
www.neweracap.com

LaNeige Purse:

LaNeige Purse, LLC of Tampa FL, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of custom-designed, one-of-a-kind, multi-functional purses and accessories for individuals who, due to physiological issues, need a morecomfortable and functional manner of carrying and organizing their personal items.LaNeige Purse, LLCis also dedicated to providing the samehigh quality products to those whodesire comfort, uniqueness and artistic fashion in their purses and accessories--for women, men and children.
www.laneigepurse.com

Ellies Party Gear for Growing Gourmands:
This little project came about when a freelance food and wine writer
became pregnant with her first child. Obviously, she knew she'd have to cut back on the reporting beats she loved most, yet she didn't want to drop out of the cuisine scene completely. So, inspired by her two loves -- food writing and new daughter Eleanor -- she created Ellie's

Party! Gear for Growing Gourmands, a line of gourmet-themed
slogan Ts and onesies for babies and toddlers. She intended them merely as "deliciously clever" baby shower gifts for her friends in the food world, but a mention in the New York Times got sales cooking, and Ellie's Party gear can
be found online and in boutiques across the country.
www.elliesparty.com
Squid Soap:


SquidSoap by Airborne® is designed to teach and train proper hand-washing technique to children. It's the only liquid-soap dispenser with a specially designed pump that stamps a child's hand with vegetable dye. It takes about 20 seconds of thorough hand washing to remove the ink mark, leaving the child with clean hands. So it literally takes the guesswork out of whether or not your kids have washed their hands thoroughly. It’s easy, fun and effective.

Airborne Power Pixies:

Airborne Power Pixies gives kids the immune boosting formula of Airborne in a great tasting, fun to take packet. It’s easy for moms because it’s fun for kids. Airborne Power Pixies’ delicious cherry formula contains 15 herbs and nutrients, specially formulated for kids ages 4-12.

TO ENTER: Tell us in 100 words or less why you should win this amazing gift bag, with a gorgeous leather messenger bag in red, slightly Naughty La Neige. It can be a purse of a diaper bag! There is great leather strap to attach or not, and the hardware on this bag is large format, very cool.

Send an email to info@beanstalkbiz.com, in the subject line please put CONTEST CELEBRITY GIFT BAG

TO WIN: Include in the email your full name, email, mailing address.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: 2 JANUARY 2008!





















From our Friends at Benefit Cosmetics


And now.....deep thoughts, by Benefit Cosmetics Gossip Gal

Whether you are naughty or nice or prefer sugar to spice, there are certain things that every woman needs for a holiday party— the little black dress, stilettos and of course the classic trench. But why put all your effort towards your outer ensemble if your makeup isn’t the life of the party! Before stepping foot beneath that holiday mistletoe, shimmer and shine with Benefit Cosmetics ‘Gimme Gimme More’ Party Make-Up Must-Haves. Be sure to share these party favors with friends and family during the holidays—they’re the perfect stocking stuffers for the naughty and the nice!

NAUGHTY
10 palette— This slim portable, palette gives a whole new meaning to “perfect 10.”

Open the bejeweled belt for seducible shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. The powder duo bronzes and highlights in one sexy sweep. The complementing lip & eye shades complete this coveted collection of sultry. We like to call it “sexy to the max.”

light eyeshadow

medium eyeshadow

silky finish lipstick

*Price: $28.00

NICE
powder pop!—glamour gal collection of fabulously famous powders

Powder pop! explodes onto the scene with a collection of fabulously famous powders. This limited edition contains hoola, dandelion & dallas all in our artful, collectible little box! It's the most coveted gift of the season and is pure powder pleasure .Every good girl likes a pop of color to her cheeks. Limited edition.
*Sephora exclusive Price: $30.00

NAUGHTY
BADgal blue— It makes eyes look whiter and brighter

Who knew BADgal could go blue! Our deep-blue-violet mascara enhances your eyes: blue appear more blue; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes more lush green. It's new and it's totally for you. Go big, go BLUE!

Tips and tricks: Apply alone or layer over black mascara (lash tips only) for a sexy revved-up lash look. *Price: $19.00

NICE
Mr. frosty—a pearly white highlighting pencil

Fake awake with mr. frosty! Draw this pearly white pencil along the inner ridge of your lower lash line and eyes look wide awake and ohhh so innocent! Can also be used as a brow bone highlighter. Price: $18.00

www.sephora.com, www.benefitcosmetics.com

Monday, December 17, 2007


Office’s Angela's
Designer Duds
(Maternity Style)


One of the stars of the hit show The Office, Angela Kinsey joined a few of her co-stars at the premiere of the new comedy - Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story. For this pre-holiday event, Kinsey selected to wear A Pea in the Pod’s beautiful red silk chiffon and charmeuse striped slip dress. Kinsey and her husband, Warren Lieberstein, are expecting their first child next spring.

A Pea in the Pod has been worn by celebrities as Salma Hayek, Naomi Watts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mariska Hargitay, Angie Harmon, Thandie Newton, Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing and Kate Hudson, A Pea in the Pod has 38 locations nationwide.

Visit www.apeainthepod.com 1.877.apeapod REUTERS/ Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)


“Explorer: Science of Evil”

Wednesday, January 9, at 8 PM ET/PT (World Premiere) National Geographic Explorer Channel

What is evil? Is it spiritual force, a meaningless superstition, or does it lie in the depth of our conscience? Explorer journeys inside one of the most fascinating places of all — the human mind — to better understand the Science of Evil. Using cutting-edge functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques, scientists attempt to isolate the mechanics of moral judgment by mapping patterns in neurological processes. Could neuron activity in the brain really give rise to good or evil? Then, gain insight into the minds of some of the world’s cruelest people. Examine the soul of a serial killer through the eyes of the priest who baptized Jeffrey Dahmer behind bars, and travel to a region of the world infamously dubbed the “heart of darkness,“ where innocent civilians are faced with barbarism in the crosshairs of violent civil war.





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