Friday, May 29, 2009

Some Roommates Are Scarier Than Others

U.S. premiere of BBC’s Being Human–

Mixing the mythic with the commonplace, the farcical with the horrific and the domestic with the epic, Being Human, a BBC AMERICA co-production, is a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. Russell Tovey (Doctor Who, The History Boys), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic) star as housemates trying to live normal lives, despite their strange and dark secrets. Being Human premieres Saturday, July 25, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

George (Russell Tovey) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) work in anonymous drudgery as hospital porters. They lead lives of quiet desperation under the burden of a terrible secret—Mitchell’s a vampire and George a werewolf. Deciding to start life afresh and leave behind the dark side, they move into a house, only to find that Annie, the ghost of a woman killed in mysterious circumstances, haunts it. As the monster threesome deals with the challenges of their new life together, they’re united in their desire to blend in with their human neighbors.

By all appearances, George is a mild-mannered and geeky guy - except for one night a month when he’s a flesh-hungry, predatory werewolf. Mitchell is good-looking, laid-back and, unlike George, has an easy confidence with the ladies. But he’s also suffering withdrawal from the blood he craves. Annie (Lenora Crichlow) is chatty, insecure and desperate for company and now that death has separated them, she longs for her fiancé, who owns the house she haunts.

But with unwelcome intruders into their world, a threatened revolution from the vampire underworld and constant threats of exposure – on top of the day-to-day issues faced by young people – the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world, is each other.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

U.S. Premiere
Doctor Who Specials
On BCC America

BBC America premieres five specials from TV’s longest running sci-fi series

[BeansTalk Note: We had to include this because it's the CEO's favorite show]

BBC America announced the acquisition of five new specials from Doctor Who, television’s longest running science fiction series and a global phenomenon. The deal gives the cable channel the exclusive first window to the Doctor Who 2009 Specials (4 x 60), the final four adventures of the tenth Time Lord played by David Tennant. As part of the same deal, BBC America acquired the 2008 Christmas Special, The Next Doctor featuring David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwan. It will air Saturday, June 27, 2009.

The first of the 2009 specials, Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, premieres in July. As a London red bus takes a detour to an alien world it forces the Doctor (Tennant) to work with the extraordinary Lady Christina (Michelle Ryan, Bionic Woman). But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets hidden in the sand and time is running out as the deadly Swarm gets closer.

“The outstanding quality of the Doctor Who scripts from Russell T Davies and the on-screen dynamic that David Tennant brings to the role are a magic combination for our viewers. Russell’s spin-off series Torchwood is already our highest rated show on the channel and I know the fans will follow these new specials with equal passion and support. We’re thrilled to bring this iconic show to BBC America, home of the best British sci-fi programming on television,” says President, BBC Worldwide America Garth Ancier.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars is the second special and along with the two additional untitled specials will premiere later in 2009 and early 2010.

Building off the successful Supernatural Saturdays programming block, Doctor Who will be leveraged across multiple platforms including Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, the first Doctor Who DVD to be released on Blu-ray, shortly after the U.S. broadcast premiere.

The writers are Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts (The Sarah Jane Adventures) with Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner (Torchwood, Life on Mars). It is a BBC production and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beauty Essentials In the (Beach) Bag

Gretta Monahan, style expert and host of Tim Gunn’s A Style Guide with the scoop on the top beach bag essentials for summer. These beauty must-haves are what Monahan suggests you need to go from the beach to the bar with no maintenance time in between.

· No Frizz by Living Proof – A day at the beach can bring frizzy hair but Living Proof No Frizz protects against all nature has to offer. Created by MIT scientists, this new anti-frizz molecule keeps your hair frizz free all day long.

· Dr. Denese Advanced firming Facial Pads –Cleans and exfoliates with one small pad. revive and refresh, no sink necessary. The result: glowing skin with no maintenance.

· Fekkai Au Natural Dry Shampoo – A day at the beach may leave hair a bit greasy but you can give it a fresh start with this quick fix powder.

· Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 – Many SPF’s can leave skin looking white and pale, but Jouer moisture tint protects while giving skin a radiant natural glow.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flap on the Flat Iron

The other day we were stopped at the mall, from the persuasive, inescapable kiosk peddler of a flat iron that allegedly features more negative ions than any other, thus the heat being lower and the iron being more effective, if not healthy for your hair. She started out saying it was $250, but eventually tried her last ditch price of $125 (she wasn't aware of just how low we are on coin).

Using our own hair as an example, she showed how she could straighten the hair, curl the hair, all the while making it shine and ooze health, her heavily accented sales pitch rising to a crescendo, always ending each graph of yammer with "What color do you like? How many do you want?" I will spare you the repetition because it's irritating even just recalling it.

Sales pusher Karen insisted that their iron was better than my Chi or my GHD because theirs was all ceramic. She showed how if you scratch the surface, the Chi iron is metal. Hana Salon makes a 100% ceramic iron we're quite curious about. Eventually, we may be able to afford one.

In the meantime, here's the company's very cute mini iron:

Hana Mini

A revolution in Mini. The tiny 5" long Hana Mini flat iron fits in the palm of your hand and in your purse. The tourmaline ceramic plates extend to a standard 8 inches long for easy styling.


* Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
* Compact at 5" Long for Storage
* Expands to 8" Long for Styling
* 5/8" Plates are Ideal for Short Hair, Details and Touch-Ups On the Go for Any Hair Length
* Fixed Temperature at 410° F
* Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation
* Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
* Energy Efficient; On/Off Switch
* Includes Stylish Silver Storage Pouch with Fold-Out Heat Proof Mat & Special Edition Tin Case
* One Year Warranty

Monday, May 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

U.S. Premiere On BBC America
Sir David Attenborough on Darwin -

Multi award-winning and world renowned natural history presenter, Sir David Attenborough is a passionate Darwinian. Marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his world-changing book, On the Origin of Species, Attenborough shares his personal insight on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, explaining why he believes it’s more important now than ever before. Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life premieres Sunday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT as part of the BBC Earth block*.

Also airing in the three-hour BBC Earth block are two channel premieres of Attenborough’s previous shows. Great Natural Wonders of the World, 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT sees him traveling across the seven continents in a quest that begins in North America where he witnesses dawn breaking over the forbidding terrain of Death Valley and ends in Antarctica, where he reflects on the extraordinary, beautiful and inspiring natural wonders of the planet. Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth, 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT follows the path of the sun on its annual cycle, from the Equator, across the Northern Hemisphere and into the South, revealing all the natural rhythms of life - the urge to breed, feed and raise young - driven by the sun, moon and seasons, across the world.

Produced by the BBC, the largest producer of natural history programming in the world, Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life allows Attenborough to share his deeply personal views on this globally important idea. He sees evolution as the cornerstone of all his thinking – and Darwin's ideas have permeated everything he’s ever filmed or written. In the hour-long documentary, Attenborough asks three key questions: how and why did Darwin come up with his theory, why do we think he was right and why is it more important now than ever before?

To find the answers he goes on a journey through the last 200 years, tracking the changes in our understanding of the natural world. He visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent, where Darwin worried and puzzled over the origins of life as well as his alma mater at Cambridge where the DNA double helix was discovered. Many of these trips reveal the stories that underpin Attenborough’s own passion for the subject of evolution and helps him search for the latest evidence that further strengthens Darwin’s theory.

Ending his journey at London’s Natural History Museum, Attenborough concludes that Darwin's great insight revolutionized the way in which the world is seen and how humans are not set apart from the natural world, and do not have dominion over it.


Sir David Attenborough is one of the world’s best-known natural history presenters. His distinguished career spans more than 50 years, during which time he has done more than anyone else to popularize natural history programming and has become one of the world’s most respected authorities on wildlife. His combination of charm and enthusiasm, together with concern for conservation and the environment, has been profoundly influential on several generations of viewers.

Born in London on 8 May 1926, Attenborough studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge. He served in the Royal Navy and joined the BBC in 1952 as a trainee producer of documentary programs. In 1954, he became a presenter and launched his famous series, Zoo Quest, which took him to the wilder parts of the world. In 1965, he took one of the top jobs in the BBC, Controller of BBC2, and was responsible for the introduction of color television into Britain. He went on to run both BBC television networks and in 1973, returned to program-making.

In 1979, he wrote and presented Life on Earth, at the time the most ambitious series ever produced by the BBC’s Natural History Unit - an estimated 500 million people worldwide watched it. In 1984, came its sequel, The Living Planet, and in 1990, The Trials of Life, the final part of the epic trilogy spanning all life on Earth. This was followed by Life in the Freezer (1993), The Private Life of Plants (1995), The Life of Birds (1998), The Life of Mammals (2002), Life In The Undergrowth (2005) and Life In Cold Blood (2007), all of which received huge acclaim and many awards including the accompanying books and DVDs which topped bestseller lists.

In 2002, Attenborough celebrated 50 years with the BBC with Life On Air, a television biography and bestselling book and on his 80th birthday, in 2006, was on the Galapagos Islands filming giant tortoises for Life In Cold Blood. Other recent projects include The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Over the years Attenborough has received countless prestigious awards and honorary degrees and in 2005, he was awarded the Order of Merit by the Queen which recognizes exceptional distinction in the arts,
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Doors
From The Outside

Documentary enhanced by the rare footage of the band in existence, classic live and studio musical performances, seldom seen photographs, news clips, location shots and much more.

This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members - as has been told so many time before - but from the recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of those who knew the group and its members best.

The panel is headed by a woman who was as close to Jim Morrison as anyone ever was; his widow Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Patricia has rarely spoken on film about her relationship with Jim, or about her own memories of The Doors. This is a once in a lifetime contribution from someone who knew just about everything that went on.

Also featured is Billy James, the man who 'discovered' Jim Morrison and an early incarnation of The Doors. Billy signed them to their first deal with Columbia Records, and gained the trust and respect of the entire group. Here he tells-all about those very early days when The Doors were known only to a select few.

Richard Goldstein - editor of Village Voice and close friend of the band is on hand too with his anecdote-heavy version of events, as is Mark Benno, the legendary blues musician whose searing guitar graced the L.A. Woman album.

The rock journalists and writers, and those who lived through and were affected by The Doors' music as it was being released also contribute to this documentary film. In this regard, we are joined by Robert Christgau, Johnny Rogan, Dave DiMartino, Ritchie Unterberger, Doug Sundling, and Jim Morrison's biographer James Riordan. $19.95

Bonus Materials: * 'Conversation with The Lizard Queen' - Featurette in which Patricia Morrison reveals her own views about Jim Morrison as an artist, a poet and a visionary.

To order:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mummy? Daddy? Local?
Check Out The Playroom

Our friend Charlene Lee (along with two associates) runs this amazing facility, The Playroom, for parents and their kids – check out the website, check out the location.

Here’s what’s happening:

Looking for some fun stuff to do this summer? Check out what The
Playroom has going on!


June 3rd 10am-6pm The Playroom's 2nd Birthday check out all the cool
things happening that day!!

June 5th 930AM-1030 AM Workshop with Dr. Titzer Seminar

June 9th 10am-1pm Candid Photos with Michaelyn Straub

June 10th 10-11AM Mommy and Me trial class with Jules Little Rockers
also 3pm-6pm Candid Photos with Michaelyn Straub

June 11th 10AM-11AM Mommy and Me trial class with Jules Little Rockers

July 14th 5pm-7pm Belle's Bugs

July 28th 5pm-7pm Superhero Party

****Please note for Belle's Bugs and Super Hero Party space is limited
a reservation is a must ****

****Sign up sheets will be available for all events and regular play
rates will apply****

Dr Robert Titzer Information:

In the first years of a child’ life, tens of thousands of synaptic
connections are made each second in the brain, opening the door for
increased learning capacity. The most natural time to learn any aspect
of language is during the infant and toddler years. There is a
“natural window of opportunity” for learning language where it is
easier for children to learn to understand and speak our language at a
high level. During this window of opportunity, between the ages of 3
months and 5 years, they can also learn the written word naturally and

Dr. Titzer has developed a new method of teaching reading that could
change how and when our children learn to read. Normally, children
don’t start learning to read until age 5 or 6 years old, but the
natural window of opportunity begins to close around age 4 – Before they
enter Kindergarten

Candid Portraits at The Playroom! Photo orders will be ready in time
for Father’s Day!

Children’s Photographer Michaelyn Straub will be at The Playroom
Tuesday June 9, 2009 10:00am-3:00pm and Wednesday, June 10, 2009
3:00pm-6:00pm taking Informal Color and/or Black & White Photos of the
children as they play. Photos will then be displayed (for a limited
time) on Michaelyn’s website, and will be available for purchase.

Print prices will be: 5x7-$15.00ea., 3 for $40 Special Discount
available for orders placed within first 4 days

There is no obligation to purchase photos, but we are asking that you
sign up in advance to have your child’s photo taken.

Michaelyn has been taking Family Photos and Candid Playground Photos
in many of the local preschools and camps for many years.
To view samples of Michaelyn’s work, please go to

The Playroom

(818) 784-7529
14392 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks CA 91423


Katy Perry Releases 'Waking Up In Vegas' Music Video

Fourth Single from Platinum Debut is No.1 Most-Added Top 40 Track Sellout 'Hello Katy' Tour Continues Through July

With three worldwide hits and global album-sales exceeding three million copies, Capitol Records' breakthrough artist Katy Perry's album One Of The Boys continues its success undiminished, as the first anniversary of its release on June 17, 2008 approaches.

The fourth single from the album, "Waking Up In Vegas" is creating out-of-the-box excitement more typical of first and second single releases: the song is the No.1 most-added at mainstream Top 40 radio stations nationally and the second-greatest gainer in detected spins this week in the format.

Perry’s "Waking Up In Vegas" music video debuted on iTunes on April 28, 2009, as an online one-week exclusive, and that same day moved to the No. 1 spot on its best-selling Top Music Videos chart.

Similarly humored to her previous videos, "I Kissed A Girl," "Hot N Cold" and "Ur So Gay," the "Vegas" video was shot on location in two days by MTV Video Music Award and Grammy-winning director Joseph Kahn. Katy's partner in crime in the clip is played by actor Joel David Moore (Bones, House, Avatar, Grandma's Boy).

Perry continues her sold-out worldwide "Hello Katy" tour through Europe in July, and is scheduled to appear in the outdoor concert series of NBC's Today show on July 24, 2009.

Calling Perry a "complex and durable" artist, the New York Times review of the New York "Hello Katy" date declared: "in her best moments, she suggested Alanis Morissette with at least some understanding of Liza Minnelli and Wendy O. Williams: inflamed, kooky and dangerous," also noting the set's "devastating ballad, 'Thinking of You'" the album's third single, and her "forceful first-person statements (and) affirmations of self."

Katy Perry's debut album on Capitol, One Of The Boys, is RIAA certified platinum for U.S. sales in excess of one million copies. Her first single, the seven-week Billboard No. 1 "I Kissed A Girl," is certified triple-platinum. "Hot N Cold" is also certified triple-platinum in the U.S., and the album has achieved gold and platinum status in over a dozen international territories.

Visit Perry’s official website, MySpace page and her personal blog at (photo above by N.SanPedro)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

'Vengeance' is Mine:

Kristen Scott Thomas

British actress Kristin Scott Thomas arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Vengeance" at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 17, 2009. Twenty films compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 24, 2009. Thomas wore Lanvin’s midnight blue tulle and silk taffeta evening gown with tiered skirt from the 2009 Fall Collection. Reuters/Eric Gaillard (France Entertainment)/C/U Reuters/Jean Paul Pelissier (France Entertainment Headshot)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Grey's Wraps It Up
With Two Less Leads

Hollywood hot spot The Kress hosted the Grey's Anatomy wrap party.

The cast and crew gathered in the restaurant for the party and to view a gag reel compiled by the producers. Chandra Wilson delivered a heartfelt toast to the cast and crew and talked about the show and cast’s amazing five seasons. The reel featured the best moments of the past five seasons, as well as footage of the writers, producers, and crew members goofing around at the studio.

Most attending wondered if and when Patrick Dempsey and newly pregnant Ellen Pompeo were going to arrive -- they never did. Also absent (although that was no surprise) were best friends Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight whose characters checked out of “Grey’s,” as they both met their demise in the fifth season finale.

In addition to Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw attended.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

BeansTalk Giveway Winner Announced

Congrats to

Dana Goldstein

The winner of the contest wins the e-book for the three level Dynamics of Motion system and a month's supply of VITAFORCE. As a bonus, the winner will also receive the team’s 7 day Detox Diet.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Purse-y With the Fringe On the Bottom

(Apologies to the musical "Oklahoma.") We have always wondered why a teeny tiny elfin girl like Mary-Kate Olsen always carries such ginormous handbags. And here she is, walking the streets of Manhattan, with not one, but two purses. The cool looking big black suede one is Stuart Weitzman's Lace Frobo. Ashlee Simpson has one, too (scroll down to see just how much Simpson loves her Weitzman Frobo).

And even if you didn't ask (out loud) you know you want to know who MK's with in that photo -- the guy is her boyfriend (of several months), Nate Lowman. He's supposedly an artist and she was seen in public with him back in September in NYC at the Benjamin Cho fashion show and making out at the Grace Jones' concert in Miami. They're supposedly "serious" (in Hollywood speak), and she spent Christmas with Lowman and his family at their home in the artsy town of Idyllwyld, Calif. where Lowman's dad runs an art school.

Frobo deets:
Dimensions: 13” wide across bottom, 17” wide across middle 15” x 2” deep x 14” high.
Single shoulder strap. Shoulder drop: 7” length.
Leather lacing detail on the shoulder strap for an added edge.
Inside hidden magnetic closure.
Interior lining with multifunctional slip pockets. Retail: $384 - $750

(Pacific Coast News; photo below, Stuart Weitzman)

See? We told you Ashlee Simpson love this gigantic bag: Stuart Weitzman's Frobo.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Millionaire Matchmaker
, Patti Stanger
, signing her new book at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica.

Stanger is the owner of a Los Angeles-based matchmaking service in which she helps wealthy men find the women of their dreams. This season she adds female and gay millionaire clients to the mix.

A third-generation matchmaker, Stanger founded her company Millionaire's Club in January 2000. Previously, Stanger was the Director of Marketing for Great Expectations, the largest and oldest dating service in the United States. Her bluntness included the first-season oft-quoted – "redheads are not the freshest produce in the aisle."

Her Simon & Schuster book, Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate is available now.

Stanger’s Bravo series Millionaire Matchmaker airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Decemberists Update

Decemberists On Leno, Craig Ferguson & Morning Becomes Eclectic

Band Launchs “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 Tour in L.A. May 19

The Decemberists begin a TV and radio tour in support of their new album The Hazards of Love.

Following an appearance on The Colbert Report, the band announced upcoming TV and radio appearances on NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (May 14), KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic (May 15), and CBS The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (May 22).

The Decemberists launch “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 North American tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on May 19. Other highlights of the tour include their first-ever concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York (June 10), two shows at the Edgefield Winery in their hometown of Portland, Oregon (July 18-19), and major festival plays including the Sasquatch Festival (May 23), Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 13), Newport Folk Festival (August 1), Lollapalooza (August 7), and the Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 3). Full venue and ticketing information is available at The Decemberists’ website.

On tour, The Decemberists will play two sets a night, the first a full performance of The Hazards of Love, and the second consisting of their older material. Joining the band on stage will be special guests Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden. Pitchfork called the band’s live debut of The Hazards of Love at SXSW “a triumph,” while The Wall Street Journal declared it “a remarkable experience.”

The Decemberists’ confirmed 2009 tour dates:

May 19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (w/ Other Lives)

May 20 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre (w/ Other Lives)

May 21 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater (w/ Other Lives)

May 23 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival

May 24 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 26 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 27 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 29 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 1 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 3 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 4 Raleigh, NC Memorial Auditorium (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 5 Richmond, VA The National (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 6 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 8 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Andrew Bird & Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 9 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 20 Minneapolis, MN Rock the Garden/Walker Art Center (w/ Calexico, Yeasayer, Solid Gold)

July 17 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park (w/ Andrew Bird & Blind Pilot)

July 18-19 Portland, OR Edgefield Winery (w/ Andrew Bird & Blind Pilot)

July 21-22 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

August 2 Montreal, QUE Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

August 3 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 5 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

August 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 10 Louisville, KY W.L. Lyons Brown Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

August 11 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 14 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

October 3 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Besame Cosmetics Launches Voluptuous Lip Colour Set

Three Piece Set Includes Lipstick, Lip Pencil and Custom-Designed Brush

Designer Gabriela Hernandez of Bésame Cosmetics introduces the Art Deco- inspired Voluptuous Lip Colour Set.

Developed over a two-year period by Hernandez, the result is a long lasting, botanically infused, moisturizing lipstick.

The three-piece set includes lipstick in three romantic shades, lip pencil and an ergonomically designed lip brush.

For Hernandez, the new Voluptuous lipstick is a labor of love: "I personally design the colors, texture, as well as researched and experimented with the ingredients to create the most luxurious lipstick products available to women today. Voluptuous lipsticks are designed to make every woman feel like a movie star-pampered, glamorous and special," states Hernandez.

Voluptuous Lip Colour lipstick contains a mineral stain for long-lasting coverage.

At the heart of the lipstick's formula says Hernandez, is a blend of rose waxes and flower essences that provide a unique silky softness to the lips. Her proprietary blend of ingredients promotes cell renewal and natural fullness.

Hernandez says she's created a formula combining an elixir of therapeutic emollients, with anti-oxidants such as green tea to repair dry skin, anti-aging ingredients such as horse tail extract to promote cell renewal, soothing aloe, natural oils and rich moisturizers . The products are free of petroleum jelly and parabens; the ingredients are all natural.

Voluptuous Lipsticks are available in three flattering shades:
· Red Velvet - a sophisticated and vibrant warm red with a satin finish.
· Rapture Rose - a soft and luminous universal pink with a glossy finish.
· Champagne - a sensuous neutral, warmbeige with a soft shiny finish.

Hernandez experimented with the ideal ratio of oils to wax in her lip pencil to create the blend of waxes. The texture of the automatic pencil is soft, but, she says, color will last. Hernandez's background as an artist helped her create colors for the lip pencils, which are two shades darker than the lipstick color it's paired with, in order to create the illusion of greater roundness and fullness to the lips.

The set also includes an oval-shaped, ergonomic brush that fits between the thumb and forefinger allowing for greater control and more professional application. The brush's full size Taklon tip applies an even layer of color.

The lipstick comes in an eye-catching shiny black metal, enameled case that features a raised matte gold Art Deco design. The curved shape of the lipstick's tip is inspired by the soft curves of the 1930's Deco movement.

The Voluptuous Lip Colour Set (suggested retail price $35.00) and will be available online at and through selected retailers in May 2009.

For more information about Bésame Cosmetics, Voluptuous Lip Colour Set, or Gabriela Hernandez, 818-548-2628

Monday, May 11, 2009

Reno 911’s Nash Hosts AWRT

American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) will honor the contributions and achievements of women in media and entertainment at the 34th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. We are pleased to announce that Niecy Nash, host of Style Network's Clean House and Comedy Central's Reno 911 will serve as this year's Host of the event. The Gracie Awards (also known as "the Gracies") recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media.

"I'm so proud to host this year's Gracie Awards," stated Niecy Nash. "As a previous recipient of this prestigious award, I personally understand the importance and relevance of this event. We must celebrate and champion the empowerment of women through the media. This year's ceremony will be the best ever!"

Niecy Nash is living out the dream of every Hollywood actress; starring in two successful TV projects at the same time. She is the Host of the Style Network's home makeover show, Clean House, which has become the network's #1 rated program. AWRT honored Niecy with the 2007 Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host for her work on Clean House. In addition, Niecy stars as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit, Reno 911!, a half-hour unscripted spoof of Cops. The show is so popular it was spun-off into a feature film, Reno 911: Miami. Niecy also recently starred in the FOX comedy series, Do Not Disturb. Her film credits include Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune; The Bachelor; Malibu's Most Wanted; Code Name: The Cleaner and Guess Who. Her upcoming films include Not Easily Broken and two Disney projects scheduled for release in 2009: G-Force and The Proposal. Nash's television credits are another testament to her talent. Her style, humor and quick wit garnered her a stint as a Correspondent on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is also well-known for her recurring role on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series, The Bernie Mac Show, portraying Bernie's uproarious baby sister, Benita.

Niecy made her animated series debut on "Kid Notorious," which was based on the infamous life of legendary Paramount Studios producer Robert Evans. She was lauded for her amazing voice work as Tollie Mae on the series, and has gone on to lend her distinctive voice skills to characters on two Cartoon Network Adult Swim series, The Boondocks and Minoriteam. Recently, she starred as the voice of Mrs. Boots on the popular ABC Family animated series, Slacker Cats. Niecy also voices the character of Miss Yelp in the animated feature, Horton Hears A Who, with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, which has grossed nearly $300 million at the box office worldwide.

Additionally, Niecy is developing various television and film projects through her own production company, Next In Line. In her precious spare time, she is devoted to church and participating at charitable functions in support of causes that are close to her heart, including the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, school violence, and domestic abuse, among others. A recipient of the 2007 National Woman in the Arts Award from the St. Louis Grand Center, Niecy has managed the almost impossible; being both a successful actress and mother for the last sixteen years.

The Gracies are presented by the Foundation of AWRT, the philanthropic arm of AWRT that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Allen Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the 2009 title sponsor Dove and The Campaign for Real Beauty and the following additional sponsors: Arbitron, CBS News, CNBC, CNN, Disney-ABC Television Group, Ford Motor Company Fund, Harpo Radio, Katz Media Group, National Public Radio, NBC, NCTA, VCI Solutions, and WE tv.

Sponsored tables are available by contacting AWRT at (703) 506-3290. Additional information about the Gracies, as well as ticket purchasing for the Gala can be found online at For more information about AWRT, please visit

About AWRT: The year 2009 marks the 58th Anniversary of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWRT carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large. Founded in 1951, AWRT works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange; and give back to the community we serve.

About The Foundation of AWRT: The Foundation of AWRT is the philanthropic arm of American Women in Radio and Television, supporting educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation of AWRT has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation of AWRT.

The Foundation supports several public service campaigns including most recently AWRT Empowering America which pays tribute to many of America's most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this initiative, the Foundation of AWRT has adopted needy urban middle schools around the country and provided educational donations derived from collateral based on the Empowering America program. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs including the Gracie Allen Awards®, a live, New York-based gala that awards exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.
visit its web site at

Friday, May 08, 2009

Big Big BeansTalk Giveaway!!

BeansTalk offers a big giveaway to help YOU get SMALLer for Summer!

Fitness Trainers Scott and Cory created a 3 level workout system, Dynamics of Motion, that they believe will eliminate the need for a gym membership or personal trainer. Their Dynamics of Motion e-book shows how to get an effective workout that will reshape the body, they say, without having to pay expensive gym fees or personal training fees. The workout can be done outdoors or indoors, at home or the office.

The E-books are available to download online and have a 100% money-back guarantee. The trainers say the workouts are ideal for those who have no prior workout experience. They can start at Level I, and build to Level III, workouts that reach the level of Navy Seals and Olympic athletes. Scottt’s and Cory's workout system offers tips to get ready for summer and
bathing suit season.

Additionally, Scott and his brother Josh created VITAFORCE, the first green-food powder featuring necessary daily vitamins and minerals.

Vitaforce, say the company’s reps, render a vitamin capsule or packet obsolete, since, they claim, Vitaforce offers the complete daily requirement. Vitaforce can be mixed with water, juice or into a shake/ smoothie and the reps add, increases energy and decreases hunger. It is also available in tablet form.

VITAFORCE is available at select stores throughout California and can be purchased and bought online at

Also, celebrity trainer Jason Walsh (clients include Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Ben Affleck, Jason Taylor, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and more!) is now a spokesperson for the product and having his star clients take VITAFORCE as part of their daily regimen of working out and eating right. (Image above: Walsh and Biel).

The winner of the contest, notified and announced Friday, May 15, 2009 will win the e-book for the three level Dynamics of Motion system and a month's supply of VITAFORCE. As a bonus, the winner will also receive the team’s 7 day Detox Diet.

To enter
send an email to Please put VITAFORCE GIVEAWAY in the subject line.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Newlywed Bruce Willis is....Healthy

Can you say perfect photo op?

Bruce Willis hits the hot New York City streets for the first time since his wedding, hydrating with vitaminwater essential, while locking arms with his new wife Emma Heming.

Are we the only one who is worried at the way Mrs. Willis is not clutching her clutch properly? It just seems very precariously placed in her paw. Like someone could snatch it. She obviously doesn't adhere to the precautionary always carry a cross-body purse when walking the potentially dangerous streets of New York. We do!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

TCM Turns 15!

Turner Classic Movies staff and friends celebrated the network’s 15th anniversary in Atlanta April 9. The attendees included, from left, Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks; Tom Brown, vice president of original productions for TCM; Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM; TCM host Robert Osborne; and Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The group is standing behind the prop “switch” that was used in the launch ceremony for TCM 15 years ago.

Image: Ted Pio-Roda, © 2009 Turner Classic Movies. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.

Turner Classic Movies officially went on the air April 14, 1994. The kick-off ceremony in Times Square in New York featured, from left, director and then-president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Hiller; actresses Arlene Dahl, Jane Powell and Celeste Holm; Turner Broadcasting System Inc. founder Ted Turner; actor Van Johnson; and TCM host Robert Osborne.

Image: © 2009 Turner Classic Movies. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

Catherine O'Hara!

BeansTalk loves estate sales. Last Friday, we were in Brentwood at the estate of Esther Bryman (who founded the Bryman Schools in 1960) and overheard an estate sale assistant saying, "Have you been to our sales before?" to which a (at this point) disembodied voice responded, "Um, no."

He immediately responded, "Oh! You must just have one of those faces!"

At the very next moment, we found ourselves face-to-face with said "face" -- it was Cookie Guggleman/Mrs. McAllister herself, brilliant comedienne Catherine O'Hara. Even though we make it a practice to not approach celebrities, we were inadvertently already pretty much past approach.

"Oh," we said, startled with a big smile, "That's why you look familiar!" She returned the grin, and we couldn't help but add, "We're big fans."

In the last five years, we've chronicled our own adventures in celebrity spotting and this is one of the best. We love her. She's so brilliant and funny and is movie-dom's best mom (Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Penelope, Monster House, Chicken Little, Betsy's Wedding). She's a staple in Chris Guest's hilarious improved films (A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman) and it was wholly delightful to see her at the Now/Again estate sale (which are run with easy efficiency by the darling, we-adore-them Now/Again team of the Silver Lake-based (and Denton, Texas native) Dan Jordan and his partner, Danna McCallum).

Friday, May 01, 2009

If You're Not Watching
This Show,
You Probably
Should Be....

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