Friday, April 30, 2010

Wendy O. Williams "1982"
Look Captured In
Limited Edition Aggronautix
Throbblehead Figure

Aggronautix is releasing their very first female throbblehead, Wendy O. Williams "1982", in the limited capacity of 2000 numbered units.

The figure captures Wendy's incredible 1982 look, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of a lightweight polyresin. Displayed in a tri-windowed box, here she is accurately sculpted right down to the platinum blonde mohawk, spiked arm bands, and tattered threads.

The throbblehead figure will be distributed by MVD Entertainment Group - a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986 - and DKE Toys - a wholesale distributor of urban / vinyl / designer art / objects / toys / figurines.

Wendy is the sixth punk personality to be polyresinated by Aggronautix. In May of 2009, the company launched with a highly popular GG Allin "1991" figure, which was limited to 2000 numbered units. That figure has since sold out...

All Aggronautix figures are now available for purchase on or and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, and Walmart (just kidding).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Anastasia's Latest

Beverly Hills’ brow expert, Anastasia Soare, has added to her best-selling The Essential Brow Kit Six Elements to include products that focus on the total eye area. The Kit for Perfect Brows and Eyes—launching in May only at Sephora and will include her hero brow products in four shades for any hair color, as well as Lash Lifting Mascara and Cooling Eye Brightener too. (BeansTalk note: Anastasia's mascara is fantastic.)

Anastasia’s signature brow shaping technique is dubbed the “Perfect Triangle.” Creates brows that are arched to Anastasia's Golden Ratio specifications along with full eyelashes from Lash Lifting Mascara, the Perfect Triangle, says Soare, creates a more proportionate look to the face.

A new Anastasia Beverly Hills product launching in The Kit for Perfect Brows and Eyes is the Cooling Eye Brightener. Designed to help tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the Cooling Eye Brightener also cools on contact which reduces under eye and lid puffiness.

The Kit for Perfect Brows and Eyes comes with:

Cooling Eye Brightener

White Tea Infusion which helps tone and de-puff the appearance around the eye area.

Caffeine Powder helps tone the appearance of sagging under eyes by diffusing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Iridescent duo-chrome pigments reflect light and neutralize the appearance of dark shadows under eyes.

Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14 – Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Balkan Botanical® Infusion – Anastasia’s exclusive antioxidant-rich of rare plant and herbal extracts help soften and soothe skin

Mini Lash Lifting Mascara – Just one coat of this exclusive silky, non-clumping, mascara will add full volume thickness and uplifting curl.

DVD Instructions – A step by step guide with illustrations to help achieve brow perfection.

Stencils – 5 customized brow shapes help to easily achieve a signature Anastasia brow.

Brow Powder Duo – Use to create natural looking brows with this smudge-proof formula. Shades can be blended or used alone to craft a perfect match.

Precision Tweezers – Customized slanted tip and calibrated tension handles any brow hair with ease.

Clear Brow Gel – A must flake-free formula keeps pesky brows in place.

Matte Camille Highlighter – Trick the light by bringing subtle focus to the brow bone. Create the look of a higher more youthful arch with this versatile cream to powder pencil.

Mini Duo Brush – Use brush side to expertly apply powder to brows. Use spooley side to gently blend and groom.

Celebrity fans of the Anastasia Beverly Hills product line include Catherine Zeta Jones, Heidi Klum, Charlize Theron, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Kristin Cavallari and many more!

The Kit for Perfect Brows and Eyes will launch May 6, 2010 exclusively at Sephora and will retail for $75.00 (a $171 value)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Attention Animal Lovers!! Great Volunteer Opportunity!

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BeansTalk Readers in the Los Angeles Area:

An Amazing Volunteer Opportunity for Everyone
2 May 2010

Title: BIG SUNDAY!!! – An Amazing Volunteer Opportunity for Everyone

Location: Baldwin Park Shelter – 4275 North Elton, Baldwin Park, Ca 91706

Description: The Big Sunday event is an incredible opportunity for all AAA (Animal Advocates Alliance) volunteers to help make the shelter a better place for the animals. The event will be a lot like “Extreme Home Makeover.”

The Big Sunday organization will be on site with their group of volunteers, materials and plans to work on repairs necessary at the shelter (including, painting, cleaning, building, planting, etc. and we will be there to help.

Please feel free to invite family and friends as we will need people to help with everything from spending time with the dogs and cats outside of their kennels, grooming animals, cleaning kennels, painting, repairing or replacing broken fixtures, etc.

Please email Stephanie at to register to participate. This is sure to be an incredible and rewarding experience!

Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2010-05-02
End Time: 17:00

(BeansTalk LOVES AAA -- our Merrick came to us through them!)

Merrick Province (Queensland Heeler)
Cooper Province (Texas Heeler)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Karyn’s on Green

by Amanda Bellafiore BeansTalk Contributing Editor

Tucked away in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, between condos and public parking lots, the vegan dining movement blooms at Karyn’s on Green.

As the sun pours light into the large, white-walled dining room you can’t help but feel at peace sitting underneath the earthy carved ceiling. With quiet music playing in the background and a soft fountain tricking over a stone slab you don’t know whether to ask for a massage or a table for two.

“I want to take the granola out of vegan and make it sexy,” said Karyn Calabrese, award winning holistic expert and owner of Karyn’s on Green. “You won’t see any Birkenstocks here.”

Whether you are a vegan hipster or a notorious meat-eater, Karyn’s on Green is the perfect bridge between the two. With plates priced from $6 to $15 you can enjoy maki rolls, vegan cheese pizza or Karyn’s favorite, the crispy chicken legs.

Open seven days a week, this chic eatery fills the most seats once the clock strikes six. Get a table when the stars are in town and maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Will Ferrell or John Cusack indulging in their favorite dishes.

Karyn’s on Green 312-226-6155 or walk in at 130 S. Green Street.

BeansTalk Restaurant Review

Karyn Calabrese of Karyn's on Green.

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155

Karyn’s on Green in Greektown, 130 S. Green Street, Chicago, Ill. 312-226-6155


Monday, April 26, 2010

At Your Fingertips!

How about a Minx® Manicure and Pedicure?

Through May 15th, 2010, Manicures R Mobile® spa is offering a 20% discount on the combination Minx Manicure and Pedicure, which normally retails for $160. Manicures R Mobile nail technicians come to your home or office and quickly apply Minx heat-activated films, available in a variety of colors and designs which adhere to the nail bed and are easily removable. Pure art and fashion for the fingertips. Mention Minx® promo when booking at 310.859.7379 or For more info,

Friday, April 23, 2010

Jessica Alba was seen around LA in Stuart Weitzman's denim BOHO platform booties.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cheryl Ladd joined her Charlie Angel’s costar Jaclyn Smith to receive the Pop Culture Award as well as pay special tribute to Farrah Fawcett. For this special evening, Cheryl selected to wear David Meister’s black jersey short sleeve cocktail dress with asymmetrical neckline. (Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith - 2010 TV Land Awards - Arrivals - Sony Studios - Culver City, CA. USA © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The cast of Everybody Loves Raymond reunited to receive the Impact Award at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards. Patricia Heaton, seen here on the red carpet at the 17 April 2010 event, wore midnight blue satin one shoulder evening dress from the David Meister Signature Collection available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Insane in the Membrane

Cypress Hill celebrated the release of new album RISE UP with a special performance in front of The Warfield in San Francisco. The hip hop group announced a summer tour with Slightly Stoopid that begins July 16, 2010 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA and will take them nationwide. They'll play a string of North American dates before that, then head overseas for a tour of Europe. For ticket information,

Cypress Hill (emcees B-Real and Sen Dog, DJ Julio G and percussionist Eric Bobo) were joined by Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club/The Nightwatchman guitarist TOM MORELLO, System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan and Deftones bassist Sergio Vega for a
performance on the outdoor stage of the ABC-TV show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Cypress Hill also recently appeared on both Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" and CNN.

In August, Cypress Hill will join Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson and Phoenix as part of the Mile High Festival and Soundgarden, Green Day and Lady Gaga as part of Lollapalooza 2010.

In other news, MTV recently premiered the video for new single "Armada Latina" featuring Cypress Hill and special guest Pitbull and a special appearance by music legend Stephen Stills. Cypress Hill's MySpace page:

RISE UP is Cypress Hill's first new album in six years and features a guest lineup, including Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda, System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, Everlast, Young De, Evidence, The Alchemist and comic legends Cheech & Chong.

Cypress Hill, a successful and influential hip-hop/rock group boasts more than 20 million worldwide sales, and chart-topping hits. They've headlined Lollapalooza, been named "Best Rap Group" by Rolling Stone, collaborated with the likes of Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and have had their music licensed for a plethora of TV shows, commercials and films.

Tour dates are as follows:
(additional dates TBA)

Date City Venue

4/22 Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
5/11 Houston, TX - Warehouse
5/12 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
5/13 Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
5/15 San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
5/16 Corpus Christi, TX - Brewster St. Ice House
5/18 Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
5/19 El Paso, TX - Club 101
5/21 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
5/22 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Beach Stage
6/1 Vienna, AUS - Gasometer
6/2 Prague, Czech Republic - O2 tomorrow
6/4 Neuchatel, SWI - Festi'neuch Festival
6/5 Nuremberg, GER - Rock Im Park Festival
6/6 Nurburg, GER - Rock Am Ring Festival
6/7 Berlin, GER - Columbiahalle
6/15 London, UK - Brixton Academy
6/16 Glasgow, UK - Academy
6/19 Seinajoki, FN - Provinssirock Festival
7/3 Zurich, SWI - Touch the Lake Festival
7/16 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
7/17 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater *
7/21 Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion *
7/22 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *
7/23 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *
7/24 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park *
7/25 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Outdoors *
7/28 Raleigh, NC - Boutique Amphitheater *
7/29 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
7/30 Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Pavilion *
7/31 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing *
8/1 Buffalo, NY - Rocks the Harbor *
8/4 Detroit, MI - State Theater *
8/6 Columbus, OH - Promowest Pavilion *
8/8 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/12 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads *
8/13 Omaha, NE - Anchor Inn *
8/14 Denver, CO - Mile High Music Fest
8/18 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues *
8/19 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
8/20 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live *
8/21 W. Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheater *
8/28 Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
8/29 Reading, UK - Reading Festival
* = dates with Slightly Stoopid

Monday, April 19, 2010

Big Love's Mireille Enos
Cast in The Killing

Production Begins May 10th in Vancouver

AMC announced that Tony nominated actress for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Mireille Enos, (HBO’s Big Love) has been cast as the lead role of “Sarah” in original drama The Killing (working title), a network pilot order written and executive produced by Veena Sud (Cold Case). Patty Jenkins (Monster) is set to direct. The project, based on the wildly successful Danish series “Forbrydelsen,” tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation. Produced by Fox Television Studios, The Killing is executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse’s Kristen Campo co-produces. Production on the pilot is scheduled to begin Monday, May 10th in Vancouver.

“The Killing is alone in its class in terms of the quality of the storytelling. We have never seen a stronger script from the crime scene genre. The pilot is a very exciting next step in our continuing commitment to presenting smart, sophisticated storytelling with broad appeal,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content.

"We are thrilled to have found our 'Sarah' to complete an incredible ensemble cast. Mireille is a phenomenal actor and really embodies an ability to portray a depth and richness of character pivotal to this show, which I like to think of as a character study masquerading as a police procedural,” said Patty Jenkins.

As “Sarah,” Mireille Enos portrays the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen. Previously announced castings include: Billy Campbell (Once and Again, Enough) as Darren Richmond, Seattle’s City Council President, running for Mayor; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Mitch Larsen, the victim’s mother; Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Stan Larsen, the victim’s father; Eric Ladin (Generation Kill) as Jamie Dempsey, Darren Richmond’s brilliant young campaign manager; Jamie Anne Allman (The Notebook) as Terry, Mitch Larsen’s younger sister and Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie Larsen’s killer.

The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents in The Killing. Everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve moved on, their past isn’t done with them.

Image: Actress Mireille Enos attends the premiere of HBO's "Big Love" 3rd season at the Cinerama Dome on January 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Friday, April 16, 2010


Prom season has arrived! Prom dress trends, accessorizing with right hair and makeup are offered up by style expert Nick Verreos of Project Runway and MSN’s The Victory Project. While working with the Real Woman of The Victory Project, Verreos has tricks of the trade from re-styling the traditional prom to re-vamping.

Nick’s Tips to the Girls:

* "Ladies, this is NOT your Mother's Prom! For 2010, young women have many more choices of what to wear for the Prom.

* You can be LESS TRADITIONAL and more Trend-driven.

* Girls don't always have to go with that LONG GOWN! The short cocktail length is becoming more and more the "IT Dress" for Proms. Many girls are dressing more as if they were going to the MTV Awards and less like they were a Bridesmaid at a wedding! But definitely: NO HOOCHIES!! You don't want to end up in a "Bad Prom Dress/What Were you Thinking?" website!

* Think of where your prom is being held and what you will be doing that night with your date and friends. Nobody wants to sit in the back of a limo with TWENTY yards of tulle! I remember one prom date of mine (yes, I went to many darlings!) where my date bought a Vintage wasp-waisted 50's full-skirted tulle dress. She started the night looking like a Christian Dior model from the 1950's and ended the night looking like she was the Star of a bad horror movie!

* In terms of TRENDS, metallics (a gold brocade mini dress); expensive-looking embellishments (crystal sequined detail); try and stay away from SHINY satins, look for more MATTE satins; chose dresses that emphasize the waist with a built in band or belt, that will "cinch" you in.

* Keep it YOUNG and FRESH: You may want to look like Angelina Jolie on the red carpet BUT wait until you're "nominated" to do that! You'll have plenty of time to look mature and sophisticated; you're only in high school once!

To get everyday style tips from Nick, check out his latest on MSN’s The Victory Project website:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Appear Slimmer With Ona Treatments

The Ona Slim Cryo-Thermie is a French cellulite treatment that Ona reps say is comprised of five steps to reshape, tone and firm thighs, tummy, hips and arms to eliminate the appearance of cellulite. The reps explain: the cryothermie unlocks fatty deposits, facilitates the fat burning, shrinks adiposities and accelerates the elimination of cellular waste. Seventy-five minutes, $150. For best results, say reps, a series of six treatments is recommended. A package is available for the reduced price of $750.

The Ona Tan, which reps say furthers the appearance of looking slimmer, is an organic, customized, airbrushed tan that is odorless, quick drying, non-sticky that leaves an even, golden, long-lasting color. By contouring hips and thighs with extra bronzer they can create an optical illusion that gives the appearance of 10 pounds thinner; 15 minutes, $65.

Ona Spa is located at:
7373 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-4442

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Studio Soma Sale

Studio Soma, opened in 2005 by international fitness expert and celebrity trainer Thalia Thomas, offers a wide variety of Pilates and dance equipment and classes and is now located in a newly renovated space.

The most popular class is SomaSculpt: “I developed Soma Sculpt because I wanted to somehow offer a fast and effective way for people to lose weight, tone and sculpt their body without having to climb up a canyon or pretend to work out on a treadmill at the gym” says Thomas. SomaSculpt is a way to adapt Pilates exercises traditionally done on a mat and Pilates apparatus, and add weights and body bars for muscle sculpting and weight- loss. There are also private and semi-private classes available in addition to the group classes.

Studio Soma is offering a sale on classes this Spring. For a limited time, buy any Group Class package, and get the second package of equal value 50% off Buy a 10 pack at $120, get another 10 for $60. That's 20 classes for $180 making each class $9.00. Buy a 20 pack at $220, get another 20 for$110. That's 40 classes for $330 making each class $8.25.

According to Thomas, a trio combination that works: Cardio, Pilates and Diet.
- Cardio should be done three to four times a week with intervals. The body needs intervals so during the low levels of cardio the body has a chance to dump what it brought up to the surface during the high levels of cardio. Cardio can be running, spinning, dance, aerobics etc. Each cardio session should be 30 to 45 minutes in length. Cardio burns calories
- Pilates mat work is key for strengthening the abs and making them flat! Pilates will also give you long lean lines and firm your buttocks and thighs while stretching your muscles. Pilates makes you lose inches.
- Diet will help you feel better about yourself and give you more energy. The more energy you have the more calories you will burn and the more weight you will lose.

Studio Soma is located at:
630 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 289-9043

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TCM Classic Film Festival Starts 22 April 2010

Opening Night Event: A Star is Born (1954) – World premiere of new restoration, introduced by Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin

· Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

The premiere of George Cukor’s A Star is Born will serve as the opening night event for the TCM Classic Film Festival. This is the first major restoration of A Star is Born since 1983. TCM will screen a version that was digitally restored by scanning original negatives. The result is much better picture quality of all elements of the 1983 restoration, with deeper and richer color than ever before. A Star is Born, which earned Oscar nominations for Judy Garland and James Mason, is part of the festival’s overall theme as a celebration of Hollywood history.

Neptune’s Daughter (1949) – Poolside screening introduced by stars Esther Williams and Betty Garrett; event includes a live performance by the Aqualillies (

· Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

This bubbly musical features Esther Williams as a bathing suit designer who falls for a South American polo star, played by Ricardo Montalban. Meanwhile, Betty Garrett is her ditzy younger sister who mistakes a masseuse, played by Red Skelton, for the same polo star. Keenan Wynn and Mel Blanc co-star. Musical numbers abound, including a climactic aquatic sequence with Williams. The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” won an Oscar.

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) – Rare screening of cult classic introduced by actor Tim Roth and the Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein

· Friday, April 23, at 9:45 p.m. at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

This unique gangster film from England has garnered a cult following over the years. It stars Jack La Rue as a gangster who kills a man and kidnaps his rich girlfriend, played by Linden Travers. Scandalous at the time for its frank depiction of sex and violence, the film features an entirely British cast as New Yorkers. Tim Roth will introduce the movie with Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein, the latter providing a short presentation on the initial reaction to the film by the British press.

Damn Yankees (1958) – Featuring a pre-screening interview with Tab Hunter

· Sunday, April 25, at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 1 (time tbd)

George Abbott and Stanley Donen brought this Broadway smash to the screen with several of the Broadway cast members reprising their roles, including Ray Walston as the devilish Mr. Applegate and Gwen Verdon as the delicious Lola. Tab Hunter plays the Washington Senators’ hot new hitter, a die-hard fan who sold his soul to give his favorite team a winning season. The hit parade of songs includes “(You Gotta Have) Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants,” not to mention a mambo featuring Verdon and choreographer (and future husband) Bob Fosse.

Sunnyside Up (1929) – World premiere of The Museum of Modern Art restoration, preserved with support from The Film Foundation and the Franco American Cultural Fund – Introduced by film scholar and author Cari Beauchamp

· Thursday, April 22, at 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 25, at noon at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

This pre-Code musical stars one of the most popular screen teams of early Hollywood – Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell – in their first sound film together. The result is a wildly entertaining, completely charming film, with some of the most spectacular musical numbers ever filmed. Hot off of becoming the first-ever Best Actress Oscar winner, Gaynor plays a young tenement girl who falls in love with the rich Farrell. The songs include the title tune, “If I Had a Talking Picture of You,” “I’m a Dreamer, Aren’t We All?” and “Turn on the Heat,” the latter featuring a truly eye-popping production number.

A Woman’s Face (1941) – Introduced by Casey LaLonde, Joan Crawford’s grandson; Illeana Douglas, Melvyn Douglas’ granddaughter; and film scholar and author Cari Beauchamp

· Saturday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas star in this gripping drama, which rarely receives a theatrical screening. Crawford plays a scarred woman whose life is changed when she undergoes plastic surgery. Douglas stars as the doctor who helps her. Conrad Veidt is the schemer who uses her for his own selfish aims. George Cukor directed this exciting remake of a 1938 Swedish film that starred Ingrid Bergman.

The Big Trail (1930) – Screening of the restoration by The Museum of Modern Art, preserved with support from the Bartos Preservation Fund and The Film Foundation – Introduced by author Marilyn Ann Moss

· Friday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, this Raoul Walsh western about early pioneers stars John Wayne in his first lead role. The film was shot in Grandeur, a very early widescreen process. In addition to the sweeping vistas captured by Lucien Andriot and Arthur Edeson’s stunning cinematography, the film broke ground in the use of natural sound.

The Hustons: A Hollywood Dynasty

Actress-director-producer Anjelica Huston and actor-director Danny Huston will take part in this special tribute to the Huston clan. In addition to The Proposition (2005), the program will include previously announced screenings of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

· The Proposition (2005) – Introduced by Danny Huston

o Saturday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. – Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

This harrowing drama from Down Under stars Ray Winstone as a British officer determined to bring down three notorious outlaws. Danny Huston turns in an outstanding performance as the eldest of a trio of outlaw brothers targeted by a British officer. Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt and David Wenham co-star. John Hillcoat directed the film from a script by Nick Cave.

King Kong (1933) – World premiere of new restoration completed this month by Warner Bros. and MPI

· Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack’s rousing adventure stars Fay Wray as an actress who finds herself traveling across the ocean to a mysterious island with a filmmaking crew. But the real star is her leading man, a giant gorilla with a taste for blondes. This beauty-and-the-beast tale features Willis O’Brien’s groundbreaking visual effects, incorporating stop-motion animation techniques later perfected by his protégé, Ray Harryhausen. The film also features a highly influential score by Max Steiner. Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot co-star. The original camera negative for King Kong disappeared long ago, probably damaged from wear and tear during the countless times it was used to strike new prints. The surviving nitrate elements were duplicated from a used 35mm RKO studio print sometime in the 1940s. This restoration, completed this month by Warner Bros. and MPI, was scanned directly from surviving nitrate film sources. The result was preserved on a 35mm negative, keeping the elements safe for the next 300 years. The project required piecing the film together from multiple nitrate film elements to restore footage that had been removed by censors or damaged beyond repair. The painstaking King Kong restoration also consisted heavily of correcting print errors built into the nitrate elements, painting out layers of dirt and scratches and correcting for the nitrate decomposition that occurred over the years, making this the most complete and pristine version of the film ever assembled.

Murder, He Says (1945) – World premiere of new restoration

· Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. – Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

Fred MacMurray stars in this hilarious comedy as a pollster who runs into problems with a murderous clan and its matriarch, played by Marjorie Main. Helen Walker co-stars under the direction of George Marshall and with a clever script by Lou Breslow. After making this film, Main and MacMurray appeared again two years later in The Egg & I (1947), which began the long-running Ma and Pa Kettle series of films.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) – Recent restoration by George Eastman House in cooperation with The Douris Corporation

· Saturday, April 24, at 10 p.m. – Mann’s Chinese 6, House 3

Albert Lewin’s lush, TechnicolorÒ melodrama stars Ava Gardner as a woman unable to love and James Mason as the mysterious man cursed to sail the seas unless he can find a woman to love him. Jack Cardiff’s cinematography captures the Spanish locations beautifully and provides Gardner fans with some of the most stunning shots ever taken of the actress. This film was restored by George Eastman House in cooperation with The Douris Corporation. Funding was provided by The Film Foundation, the Rome Film Festival and the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the Directors Guild of America; Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique; the Motion Picture Association of America; and the Writers Guild of America, West.

Monkey Business (1952)

· Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. – Mann’s Chinese 6, House 1

This hilarious comedy from director Howard Hawks stars Cary Grant as a man who discovers a rejuvenating serum that affects the people in his life. The star-studded cast features Ginger Rogers as Grant’s wife, Charles Coburn as his boss and Marilyn Monroe as his secretary. Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer and I.A.L. Diamond wrote the script. Hawks’ voice can be heard during the opening credits.

Casablanca (1942) – Archival print from the Warner Bros. vault introduced by Monika Henreid, daughter of actor Paul Henreid

· Thursday, April 22, at 10 p.m. at Mann’s Chinese 6, House 1, and Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre

Regarded by many as one of the screen’s greatest romances of all time, this wartime drama stars Humphrey Bogart as a nightclub owner who gets involved in smuggling refugees out of Vichy-controlled Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman is the woman he once lost and who is now seeking to escape the Nazis with her husband, played by Paul Henreid. Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre provide outstanding support in this Best Picture Oscar winner.


A Remake to Remember: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Updating Movie Classics – Panel moderated by Pete Hammond

· Sunday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Sometimes it seems Hollywood’s mantra is, “Everything old is new again.” That would certainly explain the town’s fascination with remaking classic films. Sometimes, remakes work, but many times they fail to live up to the original. Noted author and critic Pete Hammond of Box Office magazine will moderate this panel, which includes popular filmmaker John Carpenter, whose films include Halloween (1978) and Escape from New York (1981), and USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Rick Jewell, author of The Golden Age of Cinema: Hollywood, 1929-1945.

Casting Secrets: The Knack of Finding the Right Actor – Panel moderated by Cari Beauchamp

· Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

A great movie can quickly turn sour if an actor is mismatched with the role he/she is playing. Casting directors work closely with producers and directors to make sure the fit is perfect. This panel is slated to include casting director-turned-producer Fred Roos (Lost in Translation) and casting director Ellen Chenoweth (Diner, Grand Torino).

Film Continuity: When Details Count – Panel moderated by Leonard Maltin

· Sunday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Several great script supervisors and continuity experts will discuss their work making sure all of the details are in the right place before the cameras start rolling. Included on the panel will be script supervisors Angela Allen (The African Queen) and Ana Maria Quintano (Saving Private Ryan).

About the TCM Classic Film Festival
The first-ever TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 22-25, 2010, in the heart of Hollywood. The network is inviting fans from around the country to join this new festival and share their passion for great movies. This landmark celebration of the history of Hollywood and its movies will be presented in a way that only TCM can, with more than 50 screenings, major events, celebrity appearances, panel discussions and more. The four-day festival will also provide movie fans a rare opportunity to experience some of cinema’s greatest works as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen

The festival will involve several venues in a central area of Hollywood, including screenings at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Oscar ceremony, will be the official hotel for the festival, as well as a key venue for festival passholders.

A full schedule can be accessed at


“We were never concerned with who killed Martin Luther King, but what killed Martin Luther King,” says former King aide Andrew Young in this film, which tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Based on a forthcoming book by Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers), the program relies on eyewitness testimony from King’s inner circle and the officials involved in Ray’s capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt. Airs March 3, 2010 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Katie Holmes was photographed in NYC on April 11, 2010 wearing "Iron Prepster Skinny Jean" by Frankie B. and "Classic 2750" Superga sneaks.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore arrive at the Film premiere of "The Joneses" in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Moore wore a pair of PLATINUM and diamond cluster earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. (Fashion Wire Daily/Maria Ramirez)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Selling New York
Thursday nights, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
HGTV gives viewers a rare glimpse inside the high stakes world of buying and selling luxury Manhattan properties in the new weekly series, Selling NY. During the series, cameras follow a colorful group of assertive, razor-sharp brokers from two upscale boutique real estate firms, The Core Group and the Kleier family of Gumley Haft Kleier. These Realtors will do whatever it takes to sell a property, from scheduling photo shoots and last-minute open houses to pampering a potential buyer with an excursion to New York Fashion Week and planning lavish cocktail parties at new property listings.

Airs Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9 pm ET/PT
Agent Kirk Rundhaug helps a stunning soap star decide whether to rent or sell her parents' opulent Gramercy Park home. Broker Samantha Kleier calls her mom for help when a rich client's demand interrupts a rare day off. And agent Laurel Rosenbluth tries to help her daughter determine if city life in the Big Apple still measures-up to white picket fences and country living in Connecticut.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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Monday, April 05, 2010


What drove a company of American soldiers — ordinary young men deployed to liberate a small foreign nation from an oppressive neighbor — to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Were they “just following orders,” as some later declared? Or, as others argued, did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy that measured victory by body count? Today, as the United States once again finds itself questioning the morality of actions taken in the name of war, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Barak Goodman (“The Lobotomist,” “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy”) focuses his lens on the 16 March 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. “My Lai” draws upon eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade and recently discovered audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry to recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War.

Airs 26 April 2010 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on PBS.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

John Lennon "Rare and Unseen"

Coming to DVD May 18, 2010

A collection of rare footage, original rare film and videos of the band, newsreels and photographs from private collections.

Wienerworld and MVD Visual will release John Lennon "Rare and Unseen" DVD on May 18, 2010. (Released February 22 in the UK)

The next title of the "Rare and Unseen" series takes an inside look at the rock musician, singer-songwriter, author and peace activist who made it as one of the world's most successful solo artists after his departure from the Beatles in 1969: John Lennon.

From his musical and songwriting input with the Beatles (especially his partnership with Paul McCartney) to his astronomical solo career, Lennon has written some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. After the Beatles, Lennon enjoyed a successful solo career with such acclaimed albums as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". His final album, Double Fantasy, was released less than a month before his death.

This brand new DVD release is a collection of rare footage featuring original rare film and videos of the singer, newsreels and photographs from private collections.


· Man of the Decade - Aired once in 1969 and unseen since

· Aquarius - Unseen since the 70s

· Weekend World - Thought wiped and unseen out of the UK

· Frost - never released on DVD

· Plus opinions from Phil Collins, Len Goodman and Tony Barrow