Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Roseanne Cash on Today, Letterman, NPR

With the release date of her new album for Manhattan Records, The List, on October 6, 2009, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash announced a series of upcoming television and radio appearances in which she performs songs from The List and talks about her decision to record her first-ever covers album, which features Cash’s contemporary, stylish interpretations of 12 classic songs culled from her list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973.

The week of the album’s release, Cash will perform on NBC’s The Today Show on October 6, 2009, followed by a performance on CBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman on October 7, 2009.

Cash will also appear on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition,” as well as American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,” broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, on October 17th at 4:45 p.m. CT. In addition, listeners will be able to hear The List streamed in it's entirety as part of NPR Music's "Exclusive First Listen" series from September 29th through October 6th.

Following on the heels of September performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame© and Museum and WNYC’s Greene Space, Cash and her band will open the St. Ann’s Warehouse 30th Anniversary Season by performing The List on October 9th and 10th. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street in Brooklyn. Tickets are currently on-sale. Please visit for more information.

Produced and arranged by Grammy Award winner John Leventhal (Cash’s husband), The List gives intimate insight into one of America’s best-loved musical families. The album includes Cash’s covers of songs written and/or recorded by The Carter Family (“Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow”), Hank Williams (“Take These Chains From My Heart”), Jimmie Rodgers (“Miss The Mississippi and You”), Hank Cochran/Patsy Cline (“She’s Got You”), Merle Haggard (“Silver Wings”), and Bob Dylan (“Girl From the North Country,” famously done by Dylan and Johnny Cash in 1969). The first single from The List is Don Gibson’s “Sea of Heartbreak,” which features guest vocals from Bruce Springsteen. The track is currently available for download on iTunes.

Two bonus tracks from The List will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble and iTunes beginning October 6th. The bonus track "Sweet Memories," featuring Chris Thile, will be on CDs sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble, and "Satisfied Mind," featuring Neko Case, will be available digitally on iTunes.

On The List: “How can one not get excited to hear Cash wrap that gorgeous, throaty alto around elite, time-tested material handpicked by the legendary Man in Black?” asks USA Today. “Long revered as a master songwriter, Rosanne is equally talented at reinterpretation, singing with such close-to-the-bone sincerity that you can’t help but think: like father, like daughter,” says Elle magazine of The List in its 25 Essential Happenings feature.

For more about Rosanne Cash and The List,

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The (New) Prisoner on AMC Six-Part Television Event Stars Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Hayley Atwell and Lennie James

AMC will premiere its six-part mini-series “The Prisoner” on Sunday, November 15 from 8 - 10pm ET/PT, featuring the series’ first two episodes back-to-back. A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic, “The Prisoner” will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening, from 8-10pm ET/PT.

Fans can watch all 17 episodes of the original 1960s “The Prisoner” in full screen on Each episode of AMC’s mini-series will also be available On Demand the day following the linear premiere with select cable operators.

“The Prisoner” tells the story of a man, Six (Caviezel), who wakes up to find himself inexplicably trapped in a mysterious and surreal place, The Village, with no memory of how he arrived. As he frantically explores his new environment, he discovers that Village residents are identified by number, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. The Village is controlled by one man - the sinister and charismatic Two (McKellen). Throughout the series, Six and Two are locked in a battle of wits, as Six challenges the oppressive nature of The Village and struggles to learn the truth behind it.

“The Prisoner” is AMC’s second original mini-series and combines a wide range of genres, including espionage, thriller and sci-fi, into a unique and compelling drama. The mini-series stars Jim Caviezel in the title role of Six; two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Two; Ruth Wilson in the role of 313; Hayley Atwell as 4-15; Jamie Campbell-Bower as Two’s son, 11-12; and Lennie James as 147.

AMC co-produced “The Prisoner” with UK producer Granada and ITV. Granada International will distribute the series worldwide. Produced by Trevor Hopkins, and executive produced by Michele Buck, Damien Timmer and Rebecca Keane for ITV, the mini-series is written by Bill Gallagher and directed by Nick Hurran.

Image: Ruth Wilson, Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen on set. November 2008.
© American Movie Classics LLC. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Stars Turn Out at Benefit for Orphans

Pretty Jordana Brewster, seen above, wore Top Shop to an event where all proceeds from the evening’s auction items (including a signed guitar and CD by John Mayer plus two tickets to his concert at the Beacon in Manhattan with a meet and greet afterward, two Seven-Night Resort Stay Certificates for Elite Islands Resorts) benefited Casa Hogar Sion orphanage.

Friends of El Faro, a dedicated group of actors, musicians, and friends aim to enhance the quality of life for Tijuana’s children all by providing simple necessities such as food, shelter, and basic schooling. Beginning in 2002, Adam Smith and his wife Leigh Kilton-Smith have been making regular trips to Tijuana, Mexico to spend the weekend and aide in upgrading the lives of the more than 100 children of the “Casa Hogar Sion” Orphanage. Following the righteous path of Mama Carmen and Papa Jorge Gonzales, who have dedicated their love, lives, and retirement fund to the cause, the Smiths’ objective is to further develop this dream.

In the past several years the orphanage has begun to flourish and now includes seven buildings, a computer lab, and full-time school for all the children. The Orphanage though is continuing to expand and remains committed to the children of Tijuana, Mexico.

Also attending the party, which was on 24 Sept. 2009, at Boulevard 3, were Molly Sims (the evening's hostess), Poppy Montgomery, Kim Porter, Sanaa Lathan, Dominik Garcia, Shannon Elizabeth, Rosa Blasi, Rebecca Budig, Amy Davidson, Rob Mayes, Bo Hopkins and special acoustic performances by Buddy, Holly Conlan and Jim Bianco.

At the cocktail reception, guests listened to live musical performances, dined on hors d’oeuvres and sipped on specialty cocktails.

Friday, September 25, 2009

BeansTalk's Fashion Friday: The Emmy Edition!

BeansTalk favorite and Emmy nominee Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" and his wife Evelyn McGee arrive at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Prayers for Bobby as well as a presenter, Sigourney Weaver wore David Meister’s deep ruby red satin shoulder twist evening gown to the Emmy's. (Matt Sayles)

Best Actress in a Drama Nominee Holly Hunter looked sexy chic in a gown by Georges Hobeika. The “Saving Grace” star selected a figure-hugging silver crystal encrusted gown for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika has already dressed celebrities such as Diane Kruger and Vanessa Hudgens. (Matt Sayles)

Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter, who is now married to her Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall (who plays Dexter) wore a nude tulle one shoulder gown with jet beading and dramatic rosette bodice from Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2009 collection to the Emmy Award Show. (Chris Pizzello)

Chandra Wilson, Double nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role on Gray's Anatomy and Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Accidental Friendship, wore Pamella Roland’s black silk faille gown with white crystal floral beading. (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Jon Cryer wore a Moschino Uomo dark navy self stripe suit with a red pocket square and floral lapel detailing along with a yellow and navy pinstripe cardigan, a white dress shirt and striped tie to the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Jon Cryer took home the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Comedy Actor for Two and a Half Men. (Matt Sayles/AP)

Kevin Bacon, who attended the Emmys with his wife, Kyra Sedgewick, star of "The Closer," wore a black one button peak lapel Austin straight tuxedo, white dress shirt, black dotted tie and black leather Murray oxfords by John Varvatos to the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Kevin Bacon was nominated in the category for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for his role in HBOs 'Taking Chance.' (AP/Matt Sayles)

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively wore Platinum and 20-carat diamond stud earrings, platinum and 14-carat diamond ring, platinum and diamond bracelet with rock crystals by Lorraine Schwartz to this year's Emmy Awards. Frederic Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora styled Blake Lively's hair.(Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Christina Applegate of the lamentedly gone "Samantha Who" still attended the Emmy awards and wore a Blackened platinum and 60-carat blue sapphire ring by Lorraine Schwartz. (Matt Sayles/AP)

Emmy winner (Best Supporting Actress) Kristin Chenoweth wore platinum and diamond stud earrings, and a platinum ring with a 15-carat aquamarine by Tiffany & Co. to the Emmy Awards. Chenoweth, nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Pushing Daisies, wore a clear crystal encrusted v-neck open back cocktail dress from Zuhair Murad’s Haute Couture Spring 2010 collection. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Jason Segel wearing a black wide peak lapel tuxedo with pick stitching, a white dress shirt, a black tie and black leather Murray oxford shoes by John Varvatos to the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles)

And Here is One...

That costs more than the car I drive...

Bottega Veneta
Large Veneta crocodile bag

Caramel crocodile large shoulder bag with weave trim. Bottega Veneta bag has a single strap to hold, a zipped pocket compartment inside and has brown suede lining.

Just Because

...this purse costs $6,000 more than my grandfather's first home -- in West Los Angeles.


alligator leather tote bag with cutaway contrast leather trims and gathers detailing at sides of bag. 17" x 17" x 8" with an 3" drop from top of strap to top of bag. leather. made in italy.
  • two contrast colour rolled leather handles with branded metallic buckle attachments and large leather stitches detailing.
  • open top.
  • one central zip compartment divides the bag in two.
  • leather base with five feet.
  • cotton lining stamped with the trademark 'burberry established 1856' inscription.
  • one interior zip pocket.
  • featured on the aw09 women prorsum runway.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New mom, The Office's Angela Kinsey, Sparkles at the Emmy's in JudeFrances Jewelry. Angela Kinsey paired her "color of the night red" Nicole Miller frock with the stunning JudeFrances Diamond Marquis Yellow Gold Cuff worth $22,000.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ona Spa Treats Celebs....Well

The Ona Spa took care of a couple of Emmy attendees pre-event.

Ghost Whisperer star and Emmy presenter Jennifer Love Hewitt glowed at the Emmys, partially due to the Ona Tan, an organic customized airbush tan, which is odorless, never orange, and quick-drying with an even, long-lasting, golden coverage coverage. The treatment is $65 at the spa, or can be done in the privacy of your home starting at $145.

Boston Legal’s William Shatner has been a long time fan of the Ona Pada, a full-body massage exclusive to Ona Spa. This experience is the highest degree of intensive deep tissue healing, utilizing the feet as tools. This new approach to massage therapy increases joint mobilization and helps release tensions in the large muscle groups. Prepare to be walked on. 80 minutes, $175.

Image: Jennifer Love Hewitt arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Heidi Klum's Glam Emmy Look

This year for the 61st Annual Emmy Awards nominee, Heidi Klum (seen above on the red carpet with her husband, Seal), walked the red carpet in a Marchesa gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, with her hair styled by Michel Aleman for Frederic Fekkai & make-up designed by Linda Hay.

Michel Aleman for Frederic Fekkai created a Fifties inspired up-do with a modern interpretation. To get the look, he crafted soft texture with slight waves pulled back to softly frame the face. A strong middle part was accented by a chignon positioned back of the head at ear level. Michel started off by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Gel to create some texture and then blow-dried the hair. Once dry, he applied Fekkai Coiff Oceanique to create the soft waves. He created a middle part and two pony tails in the back of the head at ear level, making sure the hair in front is smooth but pulled back softly. He teased each ponytail to create the volume and then brought together into one dramatic chignon. Aleman finished off with the Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist.

The simplicity of Klum’s gown inspired Linda Hay to keep her makeup minimal and fresh. She used a palette of pale pinks and apricots for her eyes and cheeks. To begin Hay used Brightener around her eyes, nose, and the corners of the mouth, blending everywhere to even out Heidi’s complexion. She followed this with a very light touch of cream powder blush on the cheeks.

On the eyes Hay used a selection of pale pink and lavender shadow's from Victoria’s Secret, applying the pale pink to the lid using a flat shadow brush, lavender in the crease using a pointed shadow brush and a silver to highlight just under the eyebrow. Under the eye Hay applied a touch of lavender using a small pointed shadow brush and then added a touch of silver to the inside corner of the eye to make it pop. Next she curled the lashes + applied 3 layers of Black Mascara to the top and bottom. Individual lashes were applied to the outside corners to make the eyes pop. The lips were lined with a nude lip liner then painted with a beige lipstick. She finished off Klum’s look with Victoria’s Secret Body Perfecting Spray to make her skin glow.

Klum photo by Steve Granitz

Monday, September 21, 2009

Zooey Deschanel is Married

Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer actress and singer, married Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service front man Ben Gibbard on Saturday in Seattle, Us Weekly reports. The couple got engaged in December after a year of dating. BeanStalk saw them engaged in some serious PDA at Culver City's M Cafe around the time of their engagement.

Emmy Winner Tina Fey ("30 Rock") arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. Photo by Vespa

And the Emmy Winners Are...

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close - Damages

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Toni Collette - United States of Tara

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson - Lost

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Cherry Jones - 24

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth - Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Reality Program: Intervention

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program: Jeff Probst - Survivor

Outstanding Miniseries: Little Dorrit (BeansTalk fave!)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Brendan Gleeson - Into the Storm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Jessica Lange - Grey Gardens

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Ken Howard - Grey Gardens

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo - House of Saddam

Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Grey Gardens

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Rod Holcomb, "And in the End" - ER

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: "Meditations in an Emergency" - Mad Men

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Jeff Blitz, "Stress Relief" - The Office

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: "Reunion" - 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Dearbhla Walsh - Little Dorrit (Part 1)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Little Dorrit

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Bruce Gowers, "Show 833" (The Final Three) - American Idol

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts - Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Chris Rock - Kill The Messenger

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Michael J. Fox - Rescue Me

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ellen Burstyn - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey - Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Special Class Program: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Little Dorrit

"Little Dorrit," a mini-series which was presented on MASTERPIECE Classic, won a total of seven Primetime Emmys -- more Emmys than any other program this year.

Friday, September 18, 2009

BeansTalk's Fashion Friday

Mercedes Fashion Week Retrospective

Mercedes-Benz teamed up with fashion icon Dayle Haddon and, (supermodels share beauty, fashion and lifestyle secrets), to curate this fashion week season’s display for the Bryant Park lobby at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

In line with the overall theme of travel for the week, the exhibit tracks the journey of fashion and automotive design over the past seven decades. Illustrated with iconic photographic images throughout the years, the display is brought to life with key fashion pieces provided by Southpaw, one of New York’s leading vintage resources.

Mercedes-Benz Presents designer Narciso Rodriguez closes the Twenty First Century with his contribution to fashion over the last decade, in particular, his dress for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dayle Haddon

Actress Natalie Portman arrived at the Toronto premiere of her film Love & Other Impossible Pursuits wearing LANVIN’s shocking fuchsia Indian dahlia floral print silk cloque cocktail dress with bubble hem and fabric flower appliqué on the bodice during the Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 in Toronto (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Madonna (yes, we know, she looks like Sharon Stone in this photo) poses for photographers at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009. Madonna wore Chopard’s emerald-cut diamond earrings on a French wire (6 carats) and a stack of sparkling diamond bangles set in white gold (45 carats). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)

Actress Eliza Dushku arrives at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. Dushku wore platinum jewelry by Erica Courtney, a platinum ring with a green beryl stone surrounded by white diamonds. Dushku also chose a fun, flirty dress by designer Ina Soltani, a bright yellow sleeveless high neck sheath dress with a ruffled skirt (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in New York. The maligned-by-Kanye West Swift wore a one shoulder-draped nude silver-sequin gown by KaufmanFranco. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Mad Men star Jon Hamm arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Los Angeles. Hamm wore Lanvin's military anthracite gray one-button wool tuxedo jacket and matching tuxedo pant from the Fall 2009 Evening Collection. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Lisa Edelstein arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Los Angeles. Edelstein wore jewelry by Neil Lane, a pair of platinum and diamond ball earrings, bracelets and rings. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Katy Perry arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in New York. She wore $2,000 diamond hoop earrings by JudeFrances Jewelry.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lacoste + Fred Segal = Lacoste Red! Fred Segal Fun Collection

Lacoste has collaborated with Fred Segal Fun for Fall 2009, unveiling an assortment of menswear items to be sold at Fred Segal.

A slim cut is the rule for the Lacoste Red! Fred Segal Fun Collection - mod, clean and fitted. The line, which debuted on the New York runway for Spring, features a tweaked crocodile label. While the standard label has the croc sitting atop the letters Lacoste, the new segment has the crocodile leading the letters and punctuated with a red exclamation point.

“We are extremely pleased," explains Jackie Brander, owner and head buyer of Fred Segal Fun. "We were able to envision and create new color ways and styles that encapsulate the needs of our ‘hip’ customer as well as keeping with the tradition that Lacoste is known for. Styles include polos, cashmere blend cardigans, and sweater vests.

For the Lacoste Red! Fred Segal Fun Collection, the iconic 100% cotton piqué polo is revamped with a smaller collar, narrower placket with two buttons, an extended tail and contrasted color rib trim. The shirt will be offered in mother of pearl, navy blue, red and a striped navy blue and white. A classic cotton cashmere sweater vest is available in mother of pearl and navy blue. A cardigan sweater in the same fabrication completes the assortment, offered in mother of pearl and navy.

This Fall 2009 collection is now available at Fred Segal Fun and Fred Segal The pieces will also be available on beginning November 2009.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Celebs Visit Victoria's Secret's
Fashion Week Suite at the

Bryant Park Hotel

Katy Perry (seen above), Kim Kardashian (seen below), Gabrielle Union, Emmy Rossum, Amerie, Monet Mazur, Guiliana Rancic, Vanessa Simmons and Caitlin Crosby visited Victoria’s Secret’s exclusive Fashion Week suite at the Bryant Park Hotel.

Featured at the suite:
· New panty collection that has a silhouette perfect for every outfit
· Sneak peak at sketches for the upcoming 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
· The latest shades from the limited edition Christian Siriano for VS Makeup line
· Manicures

Kim Kardashian

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Manilow Visits the UK and
Appears on Jonathan Ross

On the September 18 episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross features singer Barry Manilow who discusses his dislike for some of today’s pop music, “I force myself to listen to pop” saying he prefers classical, Broadway and R&B music over pop. He also mentions he didn’t expect to be famous and how success was difficult at times, “My life changed overnight, everything went upside down, I was on Mars for the first three years, it happened so quickly... I can’t imagine what it does to you now.” Barry later returns to the stage and performs some of his classic material.

Also guesting is actress Eva Mendes chatting about how she doesn’t see herself as a sex symbol, “I’m unconventional, I can make myself not as cute – play it up or play it down.” Jonathan Creek actor/comedian Alan Davies also sits down with Ross and singer Jamie T with Chakka Demus performs.

On September 25, Ross welcomes renowned natural history presenter, Sir David Attenborough, model Eva Herzigova and rap icon Jay Z.

BAFTA award-winning chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross airs Fridays, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fekkai Hair Fairy
at Alice + Olivia

Andre Rodman, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai added a fun, punky edginess to the sweet, girly looks at the Alice + Olivia show. To get the look Rodman twirled crimped hair around a double barreled iron in a figure eight pattern. He then pulled the front piece to the side, smoothed it with Fekkai Coiff™ Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème and secured it neatly with jeweled pins.

Products used:

Fekkai Coiff™ Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm: A miraculous, non-chemical balm that provides weightless straightening while you blow dry. This creamy balm contains special featherweight silicones for sleek, chic hair that resists frizz and fly-aways. This balm delivers a salon-like blow-out, sans stylist. SRP: $25.00, 3.4 fl. oz. bottle

Fekkai Coiff™ Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème: This airy soufflé-like formula floats through layers to add definition and style. Simply “rake” crème through the hair concentrating on the ends to whip hair into its softest, sexiest shape. SRP: $23.00, net wt. 1.7 oz. Jar

Fekkai Full Blown Volume Lifting Hairspray - This lightweight formula holds volume to lift the roots and delivers powerful fullness that is never stiff or sticky. SRP: $20.00, 5oz

About Frédéric Fekkai: The hair care line - was developed by Frédéric Fekkai to meet the standards of his A-list clientele, and to address the specific needs of different hair types. Before his products are marketed to the public, Frédéric and his staff test each formula in his Frédéric Fekkai Salons. Fekkai products feature luxurious textures and refreshing, invigorating scent.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dog Whisperer Returns for Sixth Season
In more than 100 episodes throughout five seasons, Cesar Milan has seen every canine case imaginable red-zone aggression, fearful anxiety and just plain weird.

In the season six premiere of The Dog Whisperer, Milan goes back to the basics, adopting four adorable pups and filming them living with him and his pack for their first eight months to show viewers how to avoide problems from the start.

Dog Whisperer: How to Raise the Perfect Dog airs Friday, October 8 at 9P ET/PT.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tautou Wears Lanvin for Chanel

French actress Audrey Tautou poses during a photocall for the Japan premiere of the film "Coco Avant Chanel" in Tokyo September 7, 2009. Tautou wore LANVIN’s black wool draped dress, black patent belt and black leather clutch from the Winter 2009 Collection. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Occupation airs on BBC America in October.

Brit Drama Occupation Premieres

Occupation is a powerful drama concerning the lives of three British soldiers caught physically and emotionally in the cross-fire of the Iraq war.

Described by one critic as “one of the very best British dramas of the decade,” it’s written by Peter Bowker, writer of the Golden Globe nominated Viva Blackpool and produced by the makers of Life on Mars and MI-5. Having participated in the invasion, and helped fly a critically injured child from Basra to a UK hospital, three soldiers find it impossible to slot back into civilian life.

Driven by very different motives – each heads back to Basra. Sergeant Mike Swift (James Nesbitt, Five Minutes of Heaven, Jekyll) returns for the love of an Iraqi doctor, Aliyah (Lubna Azabal). Corporal Danny Peterson (Stephen Graham, Public Enemies, This Is England) returns for money, setting up a private security firm. Lance Corporal Lee Hibbs (Warren Brown, Shameless) returns because he passionately believes in the mission to rebuild the country and help the Iraqi people - and the mission is nowhere near accomplished.

Amid growing sectarian conflict, and a boom time fueled by billions U.S. dollars, their dreams come to define not just their lives but also the occupation itself. Occupation unveils a tale of wasted billions, lost lives, corporate greed, and a war that has left many questions unanswered.

Occupation, Part One premieres Sunday, October 18, 8 p.m. ET/PT and Part Two premieres Sunday, October 18, 10 p.m. ET/PT

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

D'Amore Hearts Neil Lane

Actress Caroline D'Amore arrives for the premiere of her new film "Sorority Row" in Hollywood, California September 3, 2009. The model wore jewelry by Neil Lane, a pair of platinum and diamond “flower” earrings, a bracelet and a ring. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Monday, September 07, 2009

Honor Labour!

Happy Labour Day from BeansTalk!!

BBC Earth Launches

This month, BBC AMERICA showcases BBC Earth, a new global natural history brand from the BBC.

In a block featuring five fascinating documentaries, it takes viewers from atop the Himalayas with the grizzly bear, to inside the lion’s den with the help of state-of-the-art technology. Led by channel premieres The Life of Mammals: A Winning Design, Gizzly: Nature’s Entrepreneur and Lion: Spy in the Den - all the documentaries are presented by multi-award winning and world renowned natural history expert, Sir David Attenborough.

The BBC produces the most natural-history programming in the world, including Planet Earth. Its new global brand, BBC Earth, aims to highlight this incredible content across all platforms. The BBC Earth block airs in high definition on Sunday, September 20, 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT to 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on BBC AMERICA.


David Attenborough travels 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.

Great Natural Wonders of the World airs 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 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.

Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth airs 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT


David Attenborough introduces the audience to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on Earth, from the tiny two-inch pygmy shrew to the enormous blue whale; from the sloth to the swift cheetah; from the naked mole-rat to the human baby. This is the story of 4,000 species which have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. With bodies kept warm by thick coats of fur and their developing young protected and nourished within their bodies, they have managed to colonize every part of the globe, dry or wet, hot or cold.

The Life of Mammals: A Winning Design premieres 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT


Few animals can match the intelligence, resourcefulness or power of the North American brown bear, or "grizzly". This documentary meets the most intelligent and adaptable of the world’s eight species of bear, filming 14,000 feet high in the Himalayas, in the Gobi desert and of course in North America. The film reveals the bear’s curiosity, playfulness and fighting prowess and its important role in the survival of its environment. Most surprising of all is that - just like us - every grizzly is its own character - in looks, temperament and skills.

Gizzly: Nature’s Entrepreneur premieres 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT


This documentary takes natural-world filmmaking to another level, when the award-winning team of director and cameraman employs remote-control buggy-cameras, buried periscopes and state-of-the-art night vision technology to truly enter the lion's den. When a lion charges, the viewers charge with it, when it rests, we lie alongside. In what is a new achievement for lion specialists, the program is able to examine the fragile alliances between pride males and their relationships with neighboring rivals.

Lion: Spy in the Den premieres 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT

In June, BBC AMERICA ran its first successful BBC Earth block featuring the U.S. premiere of Attenborough’s Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life.

For more on BBC Earth, visit where the latest technology and the world's finest, most innovative factual filmmakers combine to capture the full richness and diversity of nature. BBC Earth programming including The Blue Planet, Galapagos and Life In Cold Blood are available to purchase and download on iTunes, Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Zune Marketplace.

For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, art work and news from the channel, log on to

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies and life-changing makeovers. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 64 million homes.

BBC Earth is the global brand for all the BBC’s natural history content spanning the last 50 years. The BBC is the largest producer of natural history programming in the world and the brand highlights the vast scale of incredible content which is produced in this genre. Visible across all platforms; TV, digital and merchandising as well as expanding across TV stings, DVDs and digital products throughout 2009, BBC Earth encourages engagement with current as well as classic programs such as Planet Earth and The Blue Planet in addition to future commissions. BBC Earth branding is only visible outside the UK and is from BBC Worldwide the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).


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, sciences and other areas.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Concert For Domestic Hunger
35 Million Americans are At Risk

Feeding America announced that Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow, Grammy Award-winning artist Ben Harper, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Grammy Award-winning artist Jonny Lang will all perform at the “Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” concert on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, a special concert held during Hunger Action Month (September) to raise both awareness and funds for the 35 million Americans at risk Tickets for “Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” are on sale now at

Celebs confirmed include David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and others. Adam Shankman, producer and director of “Step Up,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “17 Again” will direct the event.

Proceeds of the concert will go to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and Feeding America.
“It is so important for everyone across the country to dare to be conscious and aware of the struggles of those around them—even if those struggles are not the same as their own," says Crow. "Feeding America does just that, and it’s a great privilege for me to unite with them in their cause.”

“Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” is one of many initiatives for Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month and benefits both Feeding America and its local member, the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

Hunger Action Month, formed to help those in need, bloomed from a day of service into a month-long campaign as the economy has taken a turn for the worse and the demand for food assistance has increased.

“Many Americans are unaware of the great demand for food assistance throughout the country," says Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. "The need for food assistance nationwide has increased 30 percent throughout the last year and in many communities the increase is much higher. “We are excited to team up with so many talented artists to shed light on Hunger Action Month and the issue of hunger in America.”

“We are so grateful for the generous support of these artists -- and residents of Los Angeles -- for their time and efforts to raise awareness about hunger in America,” adds Michael Flood, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. “The agencies we serve are experiencing unprecedented demand for food assistance and this event will help shine the bright spotlight of the entertainment community on the issue of hunger in America.”

To take part or learn what is going on in your community during Hunger Action Month, please visit:

About the Los Angeles Area Foodbank

The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1973 and is one of the largest food banks in the United States. Through a network of 900 charitable agency sites, the Foodbank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food every week in Los Angeles County. The Foodbank is affiliated with Feeding America. For more information, visit

About Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to feed hungry Americans through a nationwide network of 205 food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year Feeding America provides food assistance to more than 25 million people, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors, distributing more than 2 billion pounds of donated food annually. The Feeding America network supports approximately 63,000 local agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes and Backpack Programs.

Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü's
New Solo: "Hot Wax"

Grant Hart's new solo album, Hot Wax, will be available on CD and vinyl worldwide on October 6th, 2009.

1980s' alternative rock has gone down in the history of music as one of the most fertile and influential musical movements ever - as judged by the amount of notable bands that would subsequently "follow the leaders." And one of the leading lights of the movement was unquestionably Hüsker Dü. After the group's split, drummer Grant Hart moved out front with guitar in hand, and also handled lead vocals on his solo releases. But Hart has spent the last few years working on Hot Wax.

Joining Hart on the disc is a diverse cast of musicians from Godspeed You Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, and Rank Strangers with the tracks being recorded in both Montreal and Minneapolis. Hart explains:

"The song 'Narcissus, Narcissus' is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career. 'You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water' is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It's style owes a lot to my devotion for Patti Smith. It was inspired by a comment made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, 'He is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon'."

Hot Wax (Cover Art)As a member of Hüsker Dü (which also included singer/guitarist Bod Mould and mustachioed bassist Greg Norton), Hart played on such all-time alt-rock classics as 1984's Zen Arcade and 1985's New Day Rising, while constantly criss-crossing the U.S. with legendary explosive live shows. Since Hüsker Dü's split in 1987, Hart has sporadically issued solo releases, and was also spotted as a member of the group Nova Mob. He has found a place and function in visual and dramatic art forms as well. Hot Wax will be Grant's sixth solo release overall.