Friday, February 29, 2008

La Belle Katherine Heigl `a Paris

L'actrice de Grey's Anatomy, avec le mieux ami T.R. Knight et sa mere (et directeur), Nancy. Heigl s'use une Escada manteau. Et apparemment achat des cartes, parce que n'est pas cela que vous tuez Gay Paree? Elle est tres belle, n'est ce pas? Elle est comme une modèle. Ou est son mari, le chanteur Josh Kelley?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Part 1 Prizes for St. Paddy's Giveaway

Another Great BeansTalk Giveaway!!

Anonymous Venice and BeansTalk want you to have a happy St. Paddy's day -- with the gift of two shirts for a gal and two shirts for a guy (that's a total of four super cute and cool shirts). Everyone's happy!

For the Gals

Junk Food Lucky Care Bear T-Shirt – Green $22
Junk Food Lucky Charms Jersey T-Shirt - Green/White $32

To Enter:

1.Email ...with the following info
2. put ANONYMOUS VENICE in the subject line
3. Send to: w/in the email, include your name and the address you’d like the prize sent!
4. Good fit: IMPORTANT: please visit the website to see what sizes are available, and be sure to send the size you want for the women's shirt and the size you want for the men's.

And, so you and yours will be able to wear the shirts on the holiday of 17 March 08, as you sip your green beer or other beverage of choice, enter NOW, the deadline is midnight, Saturday 1 March 08. Winner announced Sunday, 2 March 08.

Part 2 Prizes

You will also Win....

For the Guys

Anonymous Venice Crystal Eye W/ Hamsa Hand Print 7/8 Sleeve T Grey $50

Anonymous Venice Blarney Stone T – White $28

About Anonymous Venice:

Anonymous Venice was founded by David Nagoshiner as a humble operation, catering to the local community of fashion forward artists and musicians that have made Venice Beach famous.

Anonymous Venice grew quickly as a fashion destination in the area, known by locals and tourists alike for having a finger on the pulse of the Los Angeles fashion scene. From their popular custom made t-shirts and designer brands to their unique hats, accessories and novelty gifts, Anonymous Venice is truly a one stop shop, providing cutting edge fashion to men and women of all ages, offering styles which range from vintage pop-culture to edgy, one-of-a-kind designs.

From DJs to designers to actors, there has always been tremendous public support for Anonymous Venice as it has become known as the place "where LA style is born."

The World's Most Expensive Flat Iron

We didn’t visit any of the recent Oscar Suites, but the swag was swinging, including a $1 Million Dollar Diamond CHI Iron.

We’re always interested in flat irons, especially since we stopped professionally straightening our hair. We have three gHd irons, one Gail Hudson flat iron, one Barbar.

Update (28 Feb 08): Today we found a 3/8" travel folding Curlmaster iron at TJ Maxx. It was only $9.99, so our hopes aren't high. We may just leave this overseasWe'll revisit this later.

So much for travel irons. We do have a Chi/Farouk curling iron, if that mood strikes us and we have to admit in our lifetime we've had many a curling iron and our Chi/Farouk is probably the best one we've had (o.k., it's also the most expensive one we' ve bought)…

At any rate, Farouk Systems participated in several Oscar fund raising events including the Ebony Pre-Oscar celebration and donated products to organizations such as the Humane Society, Writers Guild of America, Global Green, and Leeza's Place (Leeza Gibbon's organization).

The event was an opportunity to display Farouk System’s $1 Million Dollar Diamond CHI Iron. Farouk Shami hired former NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. Dennis Morrison, to be the Senior VP of Technology. This company created Ammonia-Free products, introducing the use of natural “Silk” in hair care called BioSilk Silk Therapy® and its Thermal Tool Technology made them the first company ever to incorporate Ceramic, Ionic and Far Infrared into hair tools called CHI®.

(images: the legendary Ruby Dee and Atonement’s Saoirse Ronan)

Linden Leaves Best UK Conditioner

Linden Leaves Herbalist Balm Mint and Tangerine Conditioner won Best Conditioner Award in the 2008 Natural Health and Beauty Awards in the UK.

Linden Leaves herbalist balm mint and tangerine conditioner has been voted the best conditioner in the prestigious 2008 Natural Health and Beauty Awards, UK.

The announcement was made after hundreds of products were tested, reader votes were counted, and dermatologists consulted to find the best natural products of the year.

Each product being rated on performance, quality, and beneficial ingredients, as well as on visual appeal, fragrance, and texture, with the winners representing the new face of natural beauty.

Linden Leaves herbalist balm mint and tangerine conditioner took the top award in its category, the results of which are reported in Natural Health and Beauty magazine, March issue.

The win follows a string of success in the UK to Linden Leaves’ carefully formulated herbalist range, specialising in balanced body care treatment for skin, face and hair.

270ml / 9.13fl oz

MSRP: $21.95

Introducing kaplanMD LIP 20

Lovely Lips

For the soft, plump and safe lips.

There isn’t a girl in the world who is not addicted to lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm. But most lipsticks and lip glosses contain castor oil and petroleum jelly, which direct sunlight to your lips. Since our lips have a thinner layer of skin than any other part of the body, they chap, wrinkle and burn more easily. LIP 20 is the first dermatologist developed lip treatment designed to moisturize, plump, contour and protect – all in one.

LIP 20 is enriched with marine collagen, peptides and antioxidants, including the exclusive kaplanMD Phytogenic Triactive Complex of Soy, Grapeseed and Black Cohosh. LIP 20 is also the first and only lip treatment to use Seabuckthorn Berry extract, a moisturizer 20 times more effective than Vitamin E alone, providing superior hydration and lip softening. In addition, Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres are micro-injected into the lips to immediately plump and smooth skin, giving you softer, fuller and more luscious lips. Finally, a broad spectrum UVA & UVB SPF 20 protects your lips from the damaging effects of the sun. Unlike some lip treatments that take days or even weeks to see results, the results of Lip 20 are immediate and long-lasting. LIP 20 is also guaranteed not to burn, sting or cause redness.

“I wanted to recommend a natural product to patients that not only moisturizes and protects from the sun, but also fights aging. LIP 20 is the first true anti-aging treatment for the lips and because it is an all-in-one product, it is a convenient, easy to use treatment for both men and women!” says Dr. Stuart H. Kaplan, creator of LIP 20.

kaplanMD LIP 20 Key Ingredients:

*LIP20 contains no parabens, castor oil or petroleum jelly*

Phytogenic Triactive Complex – An exclusive blend of Soy Isoflavones that firms and plumps skin. Grapeseed extract, a powerful antioxidant that combats free-radicals and exotic Black Cohosh, helps correct imbalances in the skin.

Seabuckthorn Berry Extract – This all natural ingredient is known for its nourishing, revitalizing and restorative properties on the lips. The high content of fat soluble vitamins, along with essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and phytosterols provide unparalleled moisturization and skin repair. It is clinically proven to be 20 times more moisturizing than Vitamin E alone.

Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera contains eight essential amino acids, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Well known for its anti-inflammatory, wound healing and bacteria fighting properties, Aloe Vera restores skin tissues while softening the skin.

C10-30 Esters – A skin conditioning, reparative and moisturizing agent that is similar in structure to lipids found in the skin, and clinically proven to penetrate the stratum corneum. Its biocompatibility and complex composition makes it an exceptional natural emollient to help repair dry, chapped lips while providing an all natural high gloss shine.

Maxi-Lip – A patented tri-peptide that restructures the connective tissue by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans. This provides remarkable moisturizing properties that affect the volume and outline of the lips, providing visible and immediate lip plumping.

Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres – Comprised of hyaluronic acid filling spheres (the active ingredient in fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm) and marine collagen, it functions to immediately smooth out wrinkles. Formulated for greater cutaneous absorption, these spheres are “micro-injected” into the tissue where they swell up with water. As they increase in volume, they immediately smooth and plump the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key fruits and botanicals found in kaplanMD LIP 20:

* Soy, Grapeseed and Black Cohosh
* Seabuckthorn Berry Extract
* Aloe Vera
* C10-30 Esters
* Beeswax
* Candellila Wax
* Vitamin A
* Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres
* Marine Collagen

Celebrity fans of Dr. Kaplan and the kaplanMD brand include Jennifer Garner, Kate Beckinsale, Sienna Miller, Minnie Driver, Anne Heche, Kristin Davis, Aisha Tyler, Goldie Hawn, Julie Louis Dreyfus and more.

LIP 20 retails for $30.00 and is available at select Neiman Marcus stores and online at

here! New Programming

here! gay television network, announced its Spring 2008 programming slate featuring 40 hours of original programming, including specials, new series, and feature films.

Since its founding in 2002, here! reaches all major markets via VOD and SVOD on all major cable services. The upcoming slate of original programming begins in March with the 1-hour special 11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, honoring programs and individuals who have advanced the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Also scheduled is a succession of new film and television releases aimed at expanding here!’s growing audience, including the Outfest award-winning film Shelter; Cut Sleeve Boys; the raucously entertaining The Ben and Dave Show, and Kiss Me Deadly, starring Shannen Doherty and Robert Gant (Queer as Folk).


11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration - Hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which recognizes and honors programming excellence and commitment to HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. Some of the shows being honored include TLC’s Ashley Judd & YouthAIDS, Girl, Positive from Lifetime, HBO’s Life Support, and Showtime’s 3 Needles. Featured presenters include Judith Light, Bruce Vilanch, Jasmine Guy, and Dee Wallace, among many others (March 7)

The Ben and Dave Show (Series Premiere) - A funny and irreverent topical talk show that dishes on topics from posting personal ads on Craigslist to the mystery of Ann Coulter to getting a sponsor for the show (March 14)

Cover Guy (Network Premiere), a reality competition in which men from all over the country vie for a chance to win cash, modeling contracts, and of course, the coveted spot on the cover of various gay men's magazines (March 21)

Sexplorations (Season Premiere), the hit series returns with weekly profiles of the world’s most unique and exotic sexual beings (March 28)

Jason Stuart: Making It in the Middle (World Premiere) - From longtime comedian Jason Stuart (Will & Grace) comes a docu-style look at is comedy tour through the middle of the country (March 28)


Shelter (Network Premiere) – Winner of Outfest’s ‘Best First Dramatic Feature,’ this involving romance is the debut of writer/director Jonah Markowitz, and stars Brad Rowe (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), and features a young cast including Tina Holmes (Six Feet Under) and Trevor Wright. Set against the San Pedro surfing scene, the film focuses on a young man’s coming out, and the budding relationship with his best friend’s older brother (premieres on the network April 18)

Paradise Falls (Season Premiere) - An adult soap opera (in the spirit of Desperate Housewives) now in its 3rd season. The show focuses on the lives and relationships of 10 principal characters in a small coastal town. (April 11)

Looking for Cheyenne - French filmmaker Valérie Minetto’s touching lesbian romance which the LA Times recently called “a highly venturesome and effective film” (April 11)


Kiss Me Deadly (World Premiere) - Stars Robert Gant (Queer as Folk) and Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills, 90210), the first of three featuring a gay action hero (May 2)

House of Usher (World Premiere) - Based on the legendary Edgar Allan Poe tale, this is a gothic horror film with a twist, brought to the screen by cult filmmaker David DeCoteau (May 9)

Nina’s Heavenly Delights (Network Premiere)- A charming lesbian comedy from Indian award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (the Frameline Award at the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) that combines Scottish humor with Bollywood spectacle (May 30)

here! is dedicated to bringing the LGBT audience quality-driven programming that covers a wide variety of genres, influences, and formats, and the above slate is a reflection of that commitment. Summer and Fall 2008 look to repeat the same trend of diverse programming for a diverse audience.

About here! Founded in 2002, here! airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. here! appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top ten market. here! also was the first gay network originating in the U.S. to launch in Canada. here! offers a wide variety of groundbreaking and acclaimed original movies and series plus the world's largest collection of gay and lesbian films appealing to the broad-based, diverse LGBT audience. here! Video, the broadband portal of here! Networks found at, provides a broad sampling of here! programming. For more information on how to subscribe to here!, or 1-888-HERE-NOW.


Anthony Rapp (Kidnapped), Judith Light (Ugly Betty), Paul Colichman (Founder and CEO, here! Networks), Jasmine Guy at the 2007 Ribbon of Hope Celebration

Brad Rowe and Trevor Wright star in here!'s SHELTER

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Separated at Birth?

Isla Fisher and Amy Adams

Forbidden Hollywood!

Turner Classic Movies Explores Pre-Code Hollywood with Primetime Marathon Five Pre-Code Classics and an All-New Documentary Fill Out March 3 Marathon, Presented in Conjunction with the DVD Release of Warner Home Video’s TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 2

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is heading back in time to the heyday of pre-Production Code Hollywood, when filmmakers were able to push the boundaries of the morality of the day. In conjunction with the March 4 DVD release of TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 2 from Warner Home Video, TCM is presenting an all-night marathon of pre-Code classics, along with an all-new documentary entitled Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood.

TCM’s Forbidden Hollywood marathon kicks of Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (ET) with The Divorcee (1930), starring Norma Shearer in an Oscar®-winning performance. The night continues with the premiere of Thou Shalt Not, followed by Night Nurse (1931), starring Barbara Stanwyck; Three on a Match (1932), with Bette Davis; Female (1933), starring Ruth Chatterton; and A Free Soul (1931), starring Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore. All of the films in the marathon and DVD set have been digitally re-mastered from newly restored film elements. TCM will present them uncut and commercial free.

Film industry censorship began in 1922, following a trio of scandals that rocked Hollywood: the Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle rape/murder trial, the never-solved murder of director William Desmond Taylor and the drug-related death of matinee idol Wallace Reid. In 1930, a new version of the Production Code was drafted to standardize the censorship requirements of various states, since the inception of talking films made it difficult to arbitrarily cut offending scenes.

For the first several years, the studios merely paid lip-service to the Code, since they were more interested in finding ways to lure dwindling Depression-era audiences into theatres. During this time, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness, including nudity, adultery, premarital sex and prostitution.

The Pre-Code era kicked off with the 1929 release of The Divorcee. The phenomenal critical and financial success of the picture led other studios to try topping it, and soon almost every actress in Hollywood was required to sin and repent. The sensational series of films that emerged helped Hollywood survive its economic crisis and moviegoers enjoy the vicarious thrills the films provided.

The era came to an abrupt close beginning July 1, 1934, when Catholic watchdog groups threatened boycotts of all films and the Church established the Legion of Decency to monitor movies. Studio heads bowed to the pressure and the era of censorship began, lasting until the establishment of the industry’s rating system in 1968.

Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 75 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the 1920s through the 1990s, uncut and commercial-free. The network also offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, including the Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton—The Man in the Shadows, the Emmy®-winning Stardust: The Bette Davis Story and the Emmy-nominated Brando. More information is available at

Forbidden Hollywood on TCM
Monday, 3 March 2008

8 p.m. The Divorcee (1930) – Based on Ursula Parrott’s spicy 1929 novel “Ex-wife,” this highly controversial film was nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Norma Shearer won for Best Actress as a woman who decides to match her cheating husband tryst for tryst after catching him husband in a compromising position.

9:30 p.m. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008) – This never-before seen documentary examines the unique collision of events that resulted in one of the most dynamic – and most delicious – periods in Hollywood history. It’s a fascinating mix of scandal, big business and social history.

10:45 p.m. Night Nurse (1931) – This film from famed director William Wellman is a sassy, unsentimental comedy about a private pediatric nurse named Lora Hart (Barbara Stanwyck). After she applies as an apprentice in a family home, she discovers there is a plot afoot to starve her two rich, fat, young charges to death. The culprit is the family’s chauffeur, Nick (Clark Gable), a villain who plans to marry the kids’ dissolute mother and make off with their trust fund.

Midnight Three on a Match (1932) – This gangster melodrama stars Bette Davis, Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak as a trio of school chums – Mary, Ruth and Vivian – meeting for a reunion 10 years after high school. This film from director Mervyn LeRoy follows each of the women’s lives. Mary is now a chorus girl after a stint in reform school; level-headed Ruth has a job as a secretary; and sexy Vivian is on the verge of deserting her wealthy husband in favor of a glamorous gangster. The film is noteworthy for the number of future stars making brief appearances, including Humphrey Bogart as “The Mug.”

1:15 a.m. Female (1933) – In director Michael Curtiz’s romantic comedy, Ruth Chatterton (seen in image above) plays Alison Drake, the iron-fisted president of a motorcar company. She oversees the daily operations of her male employees with a predatory gaze, but she meets her match in an equally strong-minded new employee, Jim Thorne (George Brent), and the two engage in a smoldering, contentious, sexually charged duel. The action of the film – one of the first to depict a female character turning a man’s world to her advantage – feeds on the novelty of presenting a woman as a corporate shark and bedroom hound.

2:30 a.m. Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008) – encore.

3:45 a.m. A Free Soul (1931) – Lionel Barrymore captured an Oscar for his portrayal of a brilliant alcoholic lawyer who successfully defends a dashing gangster (Clark Gable) on a murder charge, only to find that his headstrong daughter (Norma Shearer) has fallen in love with his client (image above is from A Free Soul). Shearer and director Clarence Brown also received nominations for their work in this powerful and moving film.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Celebrity Skin-Care Specialist Dakar's New Line:

Body by Sonya Dakar

Lather, Scrub, And Oil Your Way To The Hollywood High Life

Leading Skin Care Company Sonya Dakar Offers Customers the Chance to Win a “Body by Sonya Dakar Red Carpet Weekend” With Any Purchase From the New Body Collection

Through May 1st, 2008, fans of the celebrity-favorite Sonya Dakar Skin care products will have the opportunity to experience a taste of star treatment by entering in the company’s “Body by Sonya Dakar Red Carpet Weekend” contest. With the purchase of any of the line’s new body collection at (debuts in February 2008), customers will automatically be entered to win a premium package which includes:

* Two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles
* A two-night stay at the seaside Viceroy Hotel
* Dinner for two at the famed eatery and hot spot, Dolce co-owned by Ashton Kutcher
* Customized treatments at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills where Hollywood elites Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and many others are frequent visitors
* A visit with celebrity hairdresser Kim Vo who is responsible for the perfect tresses on Terri Hatcher, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Pamela Anderson

“We are very excited about partnering up with our sponsors to reward one of our loyal clients with this grand prize,” says Mimi Dakar, the company’s VP of Marketing and Public Relations. “We’ve watched celebrities enjoy our products and have been giving them their ‘red carpet’ treatment for many years that it is truly a delight to now give one of our customers the same experience! We are also very excited to introduce our new innovative body line to our clients who have been loyal to our face products.”

Body by Sonya Dakar is an expansion of the high-end Sonya Dakar line of skin care products, and the line’s first-ever face-grade line of products for the body. Sonya, who has been treating Hollywood’s biggest names for years created this line out of her strong belief of taking great care of every part of the body. “In essence, I don’t just treat the face. I treat the skin,” explains Sonya Dakar. “Because every part of the body gives away age, taking care of the entire body and making it part of your skin care program is key.”

This innovative line features Daily Wash, Triple Action Vita-foliant, Omega Hydrator, Mineral Polish, and Nourishing Body Oil enriched with pure botanicals and youth-enhancing peptides with organic omega oil to accomplish TOTAL skin fitness.

Log on to to enter in sweepstakes through May 1. Entries are automatic with a purchase of any one product, and there are no limits to the number of entries per customer.

About Sonya Dakar Skin Care:

Sonya Dakar started her career as an esthetician 30 years ago with a singular mission: to give everyone the opportunity to achieve great skin. Today, she is considered the secret weapon to flawless skin amongst Hollywood’s elites and insiders. Known for her defining Beauty Boot Camp and Fitness Facials, Sonya Dakar and the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills are stables in Tinseltown, boasting a laundry list of celebrity clientele who include Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore Jessica Biel, Fergie, Josh Duhamel and many others. The Sonya Dakar line of products now include over 70 innovative products enriched with cutting-edge ingredients designed to keep skin nourished and ageless. Sonya Dakar products are sold at luxury spas nation-wide and at

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Enjoy our Oscar Fashion Photos and Scoop, but don't forget to enter BeansTalk's St. Paddy's Day Giveaway from Anonymous Venice! Scroll down several entries for more information.


Oscar Fashion Highlights

Helen Mirren

Oscar winner, Helen Mirren, chose a custom-made Georges Chakra garnet duchess satin gown for her red carpet appearance for the film industry’s most important evening of the year. The Georges Chakra gown was especially designed for the evening and has Swarovski crystal drop sleeves and back. Couture fashion designer Georges Chakra shows his collection in Paris. Mirren also wore Platinum and diamond drop earrings, stackable bracelets and a cocktail ring by Kwiat.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl looked stunning in a red silk georgette ESCADA column gown for the film industry’s most important evening, The 80th Annual Academy Awards. The custom made one-shoulder gown has a small ring on her left shoulder with a draped pleated fabric bodice and a gathered draped back.

Platinum Perfect

Old Hollywood Glamour is back! Sunday, the world’s hottest film stars sparkled in millions of dollars worth of pure Platinum bling at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. Jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor notes that “stacked cuff bracelets, bold cluster earrings and candy-colored cocktail rings set in Platinum are in vogue this season for women, while men will be sporting unique Platinum watches and tie accents.” O’Connor adds that “A-listers choose Platinum jewelry because it holds their gemstones more securely than any other metal and makes their jewelry sparkle from afar, which is very important on the red carpet and on stage.”

Following is a list of Platinum baubles that celebrities wore on the red carpet and at parties this Sunday (retail prices are provided when available):

Cameron Diaz: Platinum earrings by Bvlgari.

Cate Blanchett: Blackened Platinum earrings ($800,000) and multiple blackened Platinum bangles ($250,000) by Lorraine Schwartz.

Jennifer Hudson: Platinum bangles, earrings, rings and a hair pin by Neil Lane (total over $2 million).

Laura Linney: Platinum earrings, pendant necklace and cuff bracelet by Cathy Waterman.

Demi Moore: Platinum and diamond bracelets, earrings and a cocktail ring by Neil Lane (total over $5 million).

Madonna: Platinum and diamond stacked bracelets, rings, chains and a pair of earrings designed by Neil Lane especially for her (total over $5 million).

Ali Landry: Platinum earrings and bracelets by Neil Lane.

Forest Whitaker: Platinum, diamond and onyx cufflinks by Kwiat. Platinum stud earrings, and a Platinum and diamond “Aire Traveler” watch by Chris Aire (total more than $125,000).

Johnny Depp: Accents his heirloom cufflinks from Heath Ledger with Platinum shirt studs by Kwiat. Or, platinum and rough diamond cufflinks by Neil Lane.

George Clooney: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Patrick Dempsey: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Steve Carrel: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Platinum cufflinks by Neil Lane. Or, cufflinks by Kwiat.

Summer Phoenix: Platinum dress clips, bracelets and rings by Neil Lane.

Kristen Chenoworth: Platinum and diamond earrings and a cuff bracelet by Kwiat.

Maya Rudolph: Platinum earrings and bangles by Neil Lane.

Saorise Ronan: Platinum bracelet by Kwiat or Neil Lane.

Madison Michelle: Platinum, diamond and tanzanite necklace and drop earrings, and Platinum and diamond stackable rings by Erica Courtney (total over $156,000).

Oscar Trophy Presenters: Platinum jewelry by Rafinity, including a Platinum and 85 carat diamond necklace (total $1.2 million).

Minnie Driver

Actress Minnie Driver arrives at the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party to celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, February 24, 2008.

British actress Driver completed her red carpet look for the Elton John Oscar party with Rickard Shah’s black satin JULIETTE heels with looped bow, ankle strap and sexy five inch heels.

Could she be hiding her rumored baby bump in her choice of dress? Her dress was by Pamella Roland, a black silk chiffon strapless gown with jet beaded and velvet flower empire waist. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum’s Oscar Look

Dress – John Galliano couture red gown to raise awareness for Diet Coke's Red Dress Campaign. The gown will be given away on to benefit women's heart health.

Jewelry – Earrings, rings and cuff from the Heidi Klum Collection for Mouawad featuring rubies, kunzites and pink diamonds set in 18k rose gold. The set is valued at approximately $250,000.

Shoes – Gloexstrap by Stuart Weitzman

Hair and make-up – Hairstylist Helena Faccenda and Victoria’s Secret make-up artist Linda Hay used Victoria’s Secret So Sexy hair products and Very Sexy Make-up to complete Heidi’s look.

Helena created a soft mod updo inspired by Faye Dunaway, circa 1968 Thomas Crown Affair. To get the this updo, Helena backcombed Heidi’s roots to give the hair a little lift. Hair was smoothed over with a soft tooth brush. To finish the look, hair was tied into a couture shaped ball at the crown of her head. “To complement Heidi’s amazing couture gown, I channeled Elegant Horst’s 60's Vogue cover”.

As for the makeup, Heidi’s look, distinctly Mod, is initially inspired by her gown. Linda focused on the eyes, the absence of color and a neutral lip.

The skin was sun-kissed with a beige/bronzy look from head to toe using a mix of Bare Bronze Gleaming Self Tan Tint and Daily Glow Moisturizer to her whole body and a light sweep of Ooh La La Shimmer Powder to line her legs, arms, and shoulders. For her face, Linda used tinted moisturizer to even out her complexion and a little concealer around the eyes and nose. A light dusting of translucent powder and Goddess Bronzer to shape and contour her face.
For the eyes, Linda used Black Velvet Eye Pencil to draw a very thin line on the top lash line. Then using the 2 lighter Charcoal colors in the Satisfied Eye Very Sexy Mosaic palette, she lightly smudged the pencil and drew in the crease. Linda used the white shadow in the Mosaic palette to highlight right under the brow line and a dot at the inside corner of the eye. Underneath, she also added a thin sweep of the lightest silver to gently define the eye. Next, she applied individual lashes to the top and bottom lashes and about four or five applications of Very Voluptuous Black Mascara for supreme definition. To make the eye pop even more, she used Sparkling White Eye Pencil. The lips were kept matte. Linda used Ginger Spice to line her lips and filled them with a combination of Whisper and Spontaneous to finish the look.

Tilda Swinton

Best Supporting Actress winner Tilda Swinton (for her role in the Oscar nominated film Michael Clayton), wore a beautiful black washed silk satin draped evening gown by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin.

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi arrives at the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party to celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, February 24, 2008. One of the hosts of the In Style Elton John Oscar Party, Portia de Rossi accessorized her nude tulle dress with Rickard Shah’s RACHELLE pearlized leather clutch. She also wore Lanvin’s sand-colored powder satin sleeveless dress with elastic belt from the Spring 2008 collection. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)

Faye Dunaway

Actress Faye Dunaway arrives at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Dunaway wore a gold sequin long sleeve scoop-neck sheath gown by Pamella Roland. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Diane Lane

Diane Lane accompanied her husband actor/presenter Josh Brolin to the Academy Awards in David Meister’s chocolate brown draped jersey goddess gown with beaded trim detail. Platinum earrings and ring by Neil Lane.

Sarah Polley

Canadian Screenwriter Sarah Polley, left, an Oscar nominee for best adapted screenplay for his work on 'Away from Her,' and British actress Julie Christie, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her work in 'Away from Her,' arrive for the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. Polley wore David Meister’s midnight blue jersey gown with silver empire beaded waist. She carried Mary Norton’s Wales – a brushed silver oval shaped minaudière with Swarovski crystal décor. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Screenwriter Nancy Oliver

Nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the film Lars and the Real Girl, Nancy Oliver wore David Meister’s mocha metallic jersey gown with twisted asymmetrical straps. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Jennifer Garner

Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel styled presenter Jennifer Garner's locks.

To get the look, Adir started by applying from root to ends Fekkai Coiff Shape and Set Mist. Adir then parted hair for a severe side part, hiding all of Jen’s short bangs. He blow-dried small sections of the hair with a round brush and pinned each section back. Set the hair for about 10 minutes, Adir took a 1" curling iron and curled her entire head. He then sprayed some Sheer Hold hairspray by Fekkai and pinned all her hair back into a low de-constructed bun. Making sure to leave the severe side bang and a few random pieces out to frame her face.

The products all by Fekkai:
Coiff Shape and Set Mist
Coiff Fini Sheer Hold Hairspray

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, best actress Oscar nominee for "La Vie en Rose," arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood February 24, 2008.

Robert Vetica, a Frederic Fekkai hair designer tended to the tresses of nominee, Cotillard

The Look: A modern day Veronica Lake scooped off to the side and accented with a low side-part.

The products all by Fekkai:
Coiff Shape and Set Mist
Coiff Magnifique Finishing Cream
Coiff Fini Sheer Hold Hairspray

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson and (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Griffin Vegas Bound

Kathy Griffin Heads to Las Vegas to Host All-New Special for TBS,
World’s Funniest Commercials: Hilarious Liaisons
Relationship-Themed Special Featuring More than 50 Comedic Ads
To Premiere Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Emmy®-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is set to host the latest edition of TBS’s popular Funniest Commercials franchise when she heads to Las Vegas for World’s Funniest Commercials: Hilarious Liaisons. The one-hour special, featuring more than 50 comedic ads centered on relationships, is set to premiere Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). It is being produced by Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with TWI. Dalrymple and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers, with Paul Miller directing.

“For this relationship-oriented special packed with hilarious commercials from around the globe, we are delighted to have the biting wit of the one-and-only Kathy Griffin,” said Ken Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TBS and TNT. “And what better place for her to host from than the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas.”

World’s Funniest Commercials: Hilarious Liaisons will explore the conflicts that arise in relationships as depicted in comedic commercials from such companies as Amstel Light, Axe, Bacardi Silver, Budweiser, Geico, Diet Dr. Pepper, Levi’s, Motorola, Starburst, Subway and Toyota.

Each year, TBS presents several specials showcasing comedic commercials from around the globe. The Funniest Commercials of the Year specials give viewers the chance to vote on their favorite ads, with the results unveiled in a year-end special. Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2007 delivered more than 5 million viewers for its premiere telecast.

In addition to the Funniest Commercials specials, TBS also offers, an extremely popular broadband destination featuring a treasure-trove of comedic ads.

Chicago native Kathy Griffin is probably best known for her critically acclaimed reality show My Life on the D-List, which last year took the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. She is also known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, with Brooke Shields.

Griffin got her start in Hollywood with the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisation troupe. She also began building her resume with guest-starring roles on such series as ER, Seinfeld and The X-Files. After various TV guest spots, she began gaining notice as a stand-up comedian, headlining an HBO Half Hour Comedy Special. In 1998, HBO gave Griffin her own one-hour comedy special, A Hot Cup of Talk. She has since taken center stage in four highly successful stand-up specials for Bravo.

An outstanding vocal talent, Griffin has supplied voices for characters on the animated series Dilbert and The Simpsons. She has also co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row, appeared on numerous talk shows and co-starred in such feature films as It’s Pat and Four Rooms. In the reality genre, Griffin participated in and won Celebrity Mole, followed by hosting gigs on Average Joe and Kathy’s So-Called Reality.

She also appeared in Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” music video.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pendant Power

We cannot wear necklaces, they irritate our sensitive neck. We certainly couldn’t wear one now because we are currently in low-key hiding because we have a frightening stress rash on our face and neck. So we wouldn’t be wearing a necklace that would draw attention to that particular area.

However, you, dear BeansTalk reader, have a bevy of choices for classy pendant wear.

Here’s a look at the latest Pretty Pendants we admire (even though we cannot covet them).

• Sun Pendant Necklace: Sun set with diamonds; 0.50 total carat weight.
• Dress Pendant Necklace: Dress set with diamonds; 0.13 total carat weight. Ruby accent. Pendant, 3/4"H x 1/3"W.

Both, 18-karat white gold. Jump ring clasp. 18"L chain. Made in Italy.

About Roberto Coin:
Since founding his own company in 1977, Roberto Coin has rightfully gained fame as a tireless innovator, most notably for pioneering the use of three-color gold in 1978. His jewelry seems to capture the fluidity of his amphibious hometown, Venice forms and shapes meld, creating a sense of wholeness, the distinction between the timeless and the modern ever-blurred. Perpetually reinventing his personal style, Roberto Coin produces more than 600 unique jewelry models annually. Each piece includes a hidden 0.3 carat ruby, a signature of the designer.

Roberto Coin
Sun Pendant Necklace
Price: $1,740.00

Roberto Coin
Dress Pendant Necklace
Price: $640.00

Diamond Crown Necklace

• 14-karat solid white gold.
• Pavé diamond crown pendant, 0.14 total carat weight.
• 1/2"L x 1/2"W.
• 16"L chain with lobster clasp.
• Imported.

KC Designs
Diamond Crown Necklace
Price: $465.00