Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ashton Kutcher Enriches
His Promotions

Ashton Kutcher is promoting more than the cute digital camera on commercial television. Kutcher has joined popchips™ as the company’s “President of Pop Culture.”

“As soon as I had my first bag of popchips™, I was hooked,” explained Kutcher. “I reached out to the CEO and told him I had an interest in working with the business and making an investment in the company, but I had three conditions: I wanted to be “President of Pop Culture,” oversee the social media for the brand and have access to an endless supply of popchips™ for my family and friends.”

Keith Belling, co-founder and chief executive officer of popchips™ says “Ashton has proven himself a leader within the new media field, so we are excited to let him loose with a bag of popchips™ and full access to our social media.”

Kutcher, who is a co-founder of the media company— Katalyst, was recently named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Kutcher has more than five million followers on Twitter and more than three million Facebook fans.

About popchips™
popchips™ are an all-natural line of popped chips with less than half the fat of fried chips. popchips™, inc. was formed in 2007. By popping, popchips offers a snack tasty and crispy and healthier.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BeansTalk Special Edition

It's Twilight Tuesday
Some Twilight fashion updates....

Kristen Stewart arrives at the Film Premiere of "The Twilight Saga:Eclipse" in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Stewart's hair was styled by Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel.

Here are the details:

INSPIRATION: A soft take on the 1950’s pompadour
HOW TO GET THE LOOK: Abergel started by applying the Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip at the roots throughout the hair. Using a round brush, Abergel blow-dried the hair away from the face, and placed it in pin curls. He allowed the hair to cool before removing the pin curls. He then styled the hair by hand raking the hair into a side pompadour securing with pins. To shape the face, Abergel pulled a few pieces in front. To secure the look, he then applied Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray for all night hold.
Products All By Fekkai , Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip ($23), Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($35). Available At Fekkai.Com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. (Fashion Wire Daily/Maria Ramirez)

Actress Nikki Reed stepped out for the Premiere of Twilight:Eclipse Friday, 24 June 2010 wearing a flirty mini and accessorizing with a silver satin and crystal clutch by British designer Jenny Packham. (Images

Actress Elizabeth Reaser arrives at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' on Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles. Reaser wore a dress by Zuhair Murad. The brunette beauty looked sexy in a black illusion beaded 3/4 sleeve mini dress with nude lining from Zuhair Murad's Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Meanwhile, Eclipse Actress Sarah Clarke (she plays "Bella's" mother) attended the Los Angeles premiere of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse on 24 June 2010, in a gorgeous dress by Pamella Roland. Clarke wore a flowing deep purple silk chiffon off the shoulder tea length dress.

Twilight Tuesday....

Just two days after she wore the Bridgette tee by Market in black, Kristen Stewart wore the Bridgette tee in iron to a press event in Seoul, South Korea 3 June 2010. The tee retails for $32 and is available at

Monday, June 28, 2010

Aniston's In Love: With Alex

A few posts ago, we showed a pic of a happy Emmy Rossum in her Stuart Weitzman's Alex ($375) espadrille wedges. Jennifer Aniston, seen above, was recently spotted (last weekend, 19 and 20 June 2010), also in Weitzman's Alex sandals (again), while heading to a spa appointment in Los Angeles. These must be pretty comfortable (but height-inducing) shoes, consider the starlets who've been spotted in them. But no one loves them as much as Aniston. By the way, Weitzman also make a couple of very similar styles with the same crocheted top, the Alexio ($298), which is the same espadrille, but with less height. They also make a style called Knotting ($355) which features a wedge platform bottom that is in the same shape, but not in an espadrille. Knotting and Alex come in Aniston's favorite color seen here, Swamp Crochet, as well as in black, Nero Crochet.

Here's a look at just how much Aniston loves Alex.

Aniston image from Just Jared

Aniston wore the Weitzman Alex throughout the summer of 2009, and the sandal's popularity resulted in it being sold out. It is back and available again, on, and throughout the internet and in stores.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Actress Megan Fox arrives for the premiere of the film "Jonah Hex" in Hollywood, California June 17, 2010. Fox famously lost her platinum engagement ring in Hawaii (see our BeansTalk news from 18 June 2010, below), but she was spotted wearing three platinum and black diamond rings by Azature at the Los Angeles premiere of “Jonah Hex” on June 17, 2010.
* Platinum “Bow Ring” with 194 hand-set black diamonds
* Platinum “H Ring” with 86 hand-set black diamonds
* Platinum “Honor Ring” with 241 hand-set black diamonds
REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Dakota Fanning arrives at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' on Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles. Fanning wore a diamond and platinum ring by jewelry designer Neil Lane. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Global Cuisine on the Lot
Continues to Attract Celebs

And we were just discussing super-hot Joe Mangiello, the sexy new werewolf on HBO's hit series "True Blood." The actor is seen here with celebrity chef Gary Arabia at Arabia's restaurant Global Cuisine at The Lot. Mangiello, a regular at the restaurant, ordered grilled salmon in a miso glaze served with sauteed spinach, which he enjoyed while rehearsing his lines, a source tells BeansTalk.

James Marsden, ("X Men", "27 Dresses","Death at a Funeral") loved Arabia's Fennel & Sausage Pasta so much that he came back two days in a row this week to enjoy it with a house salad while on lunch break from the film he is currently shooting.

For more information about Arabia and Global Cuisine:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live in Los Angeles?

BeansTalk Lets You In
On a Terrific Bargain

Who doesn't love a great deal? Anyone who reads BeansTalk knows we sure do!

See the adorable Nine West trench coats above -- in black and ivory? They originally retailed for $159, and can be found online still for $129.

We were at the Wilson's Leather Outlet in Burbank (Wilson's Outlet 3117 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505-3046 (818) 841-7789) on Sunday. They are offering 60% off and an additional 20% off the entire store.

They have a large rack at the back of the store filled with Nine West coats -- including one filled with the exact Nine West trench coats seen here. They were marked down to an astonishing $14.88. is the kicker (don't you love it when there's a kicker?) -- it was an additional 20% off, so it cost $11.88. Remarkable, huh?

The coats are in excellent condition, not seconds and there are plenty left, in both black and ivory.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Emmy Rossum in
Stuart Weitzman's Alex
Summer Espadrille Wedge

Charming espadrille with summery sophistication.
Crocheted textile upper.
Adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure.
Leather lining and footbed.
Jute-trimmed platform wedge.
Rubber sole.
Made in Spain.
5" heel.
1" platform.
15.00 oz.
(Image: Ramsey)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Taylor Lautner wore a John Varvatos USA long sleeve shirt and jacket to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Rome photocall held at the Hotel Russie on June 17, 2010 in Rome, Italy. His co-star, Kristen Stewart, wore a black (yes, again) dress by J. Mendel.

Into Fashion

Here are a couple of very cute and similar dark grey dresses, both perfect for summer and both priced just right, right now.

The West Village Tiered Dress
Raw-edge tiers give this pretty little party dress a definite edge. Knit sleeveless dress features angled tiers at front, straight tiers at back. Scoop neck. Pull over style; no closures. Lined. Hits above knee. Rayon; lining: polyester. Machine wash. Imported. Originally $49.95, on sale, $9.99. (dress seen on model)

Rising Vapor Dress
Gently draped ruffles waft from RicRac's weighty jersey dress like wisps of smoke. Keyhole nape Rayon, spandex Dry clean 37"L Imported $98, on sale at Anthropologie stores for $49.99. - (dress seen on stand)

In Case You Were Wondering
About Megan Fox's Lost
Engagement Ring....

Megan Fox’s platinum engagement ring by Excalibur Estate Jewelry is from the 1930s and features an old mine-cut center diamond with filigree on the sides and pavĂ© diamonds on the band. (Above is a similar platinum ring by Excalibur Estate Jewelry.) Platinum engagement rings start at around $2,000.

Fox and her fiancee (the second-time around for them), Brian Austin Green, got engaged on 1 June 2010 on the beach at the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii, reports US Weekly. But the two-carat diamond was lost on the beach despite a concerted effort by the hotel's security and maintenance staff. The couple started dating in 2004, got engaged, but called it off in 2009. So essentially, they are re-engaged.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Twilight Star Dons Apron

Beautiful Ashley Greene (she plays "Alice"), star of the upcoming "Eclipse," was out and about wearing Stuart Weitzman's "Apron" wood platform sandal. The sandal retails for $375, but is actually on sale at Nordstrom's ( for 50% off, for $186.90 (it's $251 at Neiman Marcus, $365 at Revolve Clothing, and $375 at Bloomingdales,, Jildor, and Zappos).

Stuart Weitzman's Apron:
  • Adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure and inset elastic.
  • Approx. heel height: 4 1/2" with 1 1/2" platform (comparable to a 3" heel).
  • Leather upper and lining/rubber sole.
  • By Stuart Weitzman; made in Spain.

Stuart Weitzman's Apron Wood Clog Gladiator Platform Sandal


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off TBS' “Very Funny” Festival

Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the second annual TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just for Laughs by taking over NBC Chicago. DeGeneres surprised local newscasters with a visit to the station and a live appearance on the evening news. She spent time behind the news desk and gave her own unique weather report, giving new meaning to the term "low pressure."

She will tape her fourth variety show for TBS, Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special, today, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Chicago Theatre. There may be a limited number of tickets are available. The special will air on TBS on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 9/8c.
TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just for Laughs officially returns to Chicago for five nights at 17 venues with more than 100 comedians. The star-studded event takes place Tuesday, June 15 – Saturday, June 19. Also taping for TBS, Cedric The Entertainer will host Cedric The Entertainer’s Urban Circus, and Andy Richter and Reggie Watts will be among the talents as Team Coco presents Conan’s Writers Live hosted by Andy Richter.
Other Festival performers include Russell Peters, Denis Leary, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Tim Meadows, Adam Carolla, JB Smoove as his character Leon Black, Rob Corrdry and his new series Childrens Hospital and George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky and other comedy greats from the Second City class of ’79. 

Tickets for Festival performances are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by phone at 800/745-3000. Tickets for Festival events will also be available at respective venue box offices. A complete schedule of announced performances and other Festival information are available at

Ellen at NBC Chicago:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Seyfried Goes to Market

Just a day after she wore the Milla superfine jersey boyfriend tee from Market in white, Amanda Seyfried wore the Milla ottoman stripe boyfriend tee in white around Los Angeles. The superfine jersey tee retails for $37 and the ottoman stripe tee retails for $38. Both are available at

Monday, June 14, 2010

For Thursday night’s (10 June 2010) concert at the O2 arena in London, England, Jon Bon Jovi, in concert with his band, Bon Jovi, wore a custom UK geometric blazer by WTB’s Black Label. Photo by David Bergman

Friday, June 11, 2010

Celebs Love Global Cuisine on The Lot

Brad Pitt was having a lunch meeting on the patio of Celebrity Chef Gary Arabia's restaurant Global Cuisine on The Lot in West Hollywood June 10, 2010. Actor Ryan Gosling was dining inside the restaurant on June 4, 2010 and ordered a salad. Global Cuisine at The Lot is a Hollywood hot spot.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Katy Perry attended the 2010 MTV Movie Awards tonight in a dress by Zuhair Murad. The beautiful musician had fun on the carpet in a nude tulle long sleeve mini dress heavily embellished with pewter and silver crystals from Zuhair Murad's Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection. She's seen in the above photo with fiancee, British actor Russell Brand.

Jessica Biel sparkled in platinum jewelry at the “2010 MTV Movie Awards” in Los Angeles on June 6, 2010. She wore a pair of platinum earrings with diamonds and black jade, and a dome ring by Lorraine Schwartz.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Frederic Fekkai's Renato Campora styled presenter, Jessica Alba’s locks

INSPIRATION: A trendy and fashionable French twist

HOW TO GET THE LOOK: On wet hair, Campora applied Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, and blow dried the hair with a round brush lifting the roots. He then teased the hair to add more volume. Next, he pulled the hair from the right side to left side and twisted it to the crown of the head, securing with pins. Renato then smoothed the hair using his fingertips to create a modern yet natural look. To maintain the look, he sprayed Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray throughout the hair.

THE PRODUCTS ALL BY FEKKAI: Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($23), Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($35) ALL PRODUCTS BY FEKKAI AND AVAILABLE AT FEKKAI.COM NORDSTROM, NEIMAN MARCUS, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

Alba is seen above with Vanessa Hudgens

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Frederic Fekkai’s Adir Abergel tended to the tresses of Twilight’s Best Performance, Kristen Stewart

INSPIRATION: A sleek and edgy high ponytail with added movement

HOW TO GET THE LOOK: Adir applied Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip from the roots to the ends to create volume. He then dried the hair using his hands. With a one inch curling iron, he curled the top sections of the hair in various directions to add movement. For added texture, Adir applied Fekkai Beach Waves to loosen the curls. He then pulled the hair into a high ponytail and secured with a piece of hair from the underneath by wrapping it around the base of the ponytail; this creates a beautiful, clean hold. To finish the look, Adir added Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray for all night hold.

THE PRODUCTS ALL BY FEKKAI: Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip($23), Fekkai Beach Waves ($23), Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($35)

Photo: Steve Granitz/ WireImage

Monday, June 07, 2010

Who's Who?

Separated at Birth or...something else? Cougartown star Courteney Cox and real-life cougar Demi Moore. We're having a really hard time telling them apart these days. Same 'do, same brows, same nose, same smooth skin, same lips, 'except Moore has green eyes, Cox has blue...

And the morphing begins -- and yes, we know we're not the first to notice the "resemblance"

Here's Courteney Cox in high school. At this point, they're both just very pretty teenagers.

(Cox: b. 15 June 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama; Moore: b. 11 November 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico)

Demi Moore in high school.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Sum... Sum... Summertime Sandals. You may have your staples in your closet, but who doesn't want a pair marking a new summer? Get these Miz Mooz Bonita sandal at 30% off. Use promo code INSTYLE30 at to get this deal.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Demi Moore wore jewelry by Cartier at the opening of the Cartier boutique in Saint Petersburg, Russia, along the banks of the Neva River on May 22, 2010. She's seen here with the president and CEO of Cartier International. Moore wore: platinum, diamond and emerald cabochon drop earrings and platinum and seven-row diamond cuff bracelet and 2 platinum and diamond pave cocktail rings. Photo: Victor Boyko/

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Beatles For Dad's Day

Father's Day Gift Suggestion: The Beatles Box of Vision®, the officially authorized companion to every Beatles fan's collection.

This table-top collection which includes (1) the first LP size book of the complete Beatles' album artwork; (2) the beautiful and unique side-by-side US/UK Beatles discography; and (3) the patented Box of Vision storage book for storing all 32 discs of the Beatles CD catalog. It's a perfect fit whether they already own the complete CD collection, or are just starting to build theirs.

Los Angeles Times writer Randy Lewis called it "a must for Beatles fans who want the full experience of exploring this amazing music all over again" while Associated Press hailed it as "dazzling."

And as journalist Fred Mills shared with Blurt-online readers: "as luscious a piece of Beatles swag Box of Vision took my young son to drive home one of the central reasons it exists in the first place. With a simple, 'Can we listen to some Beatles and look at that book tonight?', he helped me recover, if just for a moment, the same sense of wonderment and awe I must have felt back in the days when I was buying Beatles records at the local five-and-dime and playing them to death on my battered old Magnavox drop-down record changer." The Beatles Box of Vision brings families together.

The Beatles Box of Vision is available - in stock and ready to ship - at

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

At a press event in Australia on 31 May 2010, for the new Twilight Eclipse movie, Kristen Stewart wore the Bridgette tee from Market paired with a yellow skirt and black booties. The tee retails for $32 and is available at

They Might Be Giants Continue US Tour, Making Stops At Sasquatch Music Festival & Bonnaroo

“They make defiantly uncool look and sound unbelievably cool…”
- Village Voice, September 2008

“… better than great. Perfect.”
- Boing Boing, September 2009

"Not sure whether to give these guys another Grammy, a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences, or both.”
- Urban Baby, September 2009

With the arrival of Summer, They Might Be Giants have many reasons to celebrate. The band will play Washington state’s Sasquatch! Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend and Bonnaroo on June 13. The band recently played two sold out benefit kids’ shows in the Boston area as well, with proceeds going to Boston By Foot ( The band has played a series of successful kids’ shows in support of Here Comes Science, their 2009 release.

In addition, They Might Be Giants’ album No! is up for a Nickelodean “ParentsConnect” Award for Best Kids’ Music CD. Visit here to vote for the band and show your support!

Released in September 2009, Here Comes Science has received praise across the board for its unique and exciting fusion of rock, education and humor. They Might Be Giants is continuing their 2010 tour through this fall, including a number of family shows.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Felice Ecker, 212-929-2222 x110,

Sarah Avrin, 212-989-2222 x118,

They Might Be Giants Spring/Summer 2010 Tour Dates

05/30: George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

06/11: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

06/12: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*

06/13: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

06/26: London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall*

06/26: London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall

08/21: Napa, CA @ Uptown Theatre

08/22: San Francisco, CA @ Stern Grove Festival (free show)*

09/24: Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

09/25: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun (4th Annual Fan Appreciation Show)

09/26: New York, NY @ Town Hall*

* - family show