Friday, December 30, 2011

Colin Quinn - Long Story Short
on DVD and Blu-ray 

The one-man show directed by Jerry Seinfeld
"Hilarious!" New York Times

Nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award

 Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short showcases the comedian's keen observations in the uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behavior with the rise and fall of empires. 

Colin Quinn began his comic career in New York as a regular on the comedy show circuit. Colin made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show "Remote Control". Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show, "Saturday Night Live" where he entertained audience for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn". Colin's first one-man show Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn - An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Last summer, Colin appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy "Grown Ups". He can be seen in Sony's "Donny's Boy" opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, June 2012.

From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster, to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that have toppled the world's most powerful nations. 

First running on Broadway, then airing on HBO, the show's Broadway run was extended due to the popularity. Quinn has been touring Long Story Short throughout 2011 and took a show to the highly acclaimed Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where it received tremendous accolades. Directed for the stage by Jerry Seinfeld, the Broadway show was produced by Eva Price and Richard Martini.   

Bonus Features: 
- Commentary with Colin Quinn and director Jerry Seinfeld
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Press Event Footage

"Quinn is a Master. A Polished Act." - Daily News 
"Colin Quinn nails it.State of the art." Time Magazine
"Brisk and Seinfeldian" New York Magazine


Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short showcases the comedian's keen observations in the uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behaviour with the rise and fall of empires. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that have toppled the world's most powerful nations.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

High Style, High Fashion

Andiamo Women's Boots Leather Riding Boots

Andiamo Women's Boots Leather Riding Boots Fit Calf Sizes up to 17 1/2"!Finally, a beautiful leather boot with an ingenious stretch insert that accommodates regular and wide calfs. Buckled harness straps wrap the ankle, giving it that sleek, ride-to-the-hounds look. Breathable lining, memory foam insole, and flexible outsole add comfort. Imported.Andiamo Wide Calf Stretch Riding BootWhole and half sizes 6-10, 11. 1 1/2" heel. Fits medium B width best. Boots run small; order up one half size. If boots will be worn with thick socks, order up one whole size.$149

RSVP Gillian Stretch Boot

A stretch boot that will give you sophisticated, eternal style.Synthetic leather and fabric combo upper.Stretch fabric at the back of shaft for comfort.Full side-zip closure.Lightly padded footbed.Synthetic and fabric combo lining.Man-made sole.Heel Height: 1 inPlatform Height: 1⁄2 inShaft: 16 1⁄4 inCircumference: 16 1⁄2 inWeight: 1 lb 1 oz$109

Report Basta Boots
Report Basta Boots These rockin' Report® boots are sure to be a hit this season!Easy pull-on construction.Leather upper with goring panels at shaft.Man-made lining.Lightly cushioned man-made footbed.Stacked heel.Man-made sole.Heel Height: 1 inShaft: 21 inCircumference: 14 inWeight: 1 lb 4 oz$120

Franco Sarto Road Women's Boots
Franco Sarto Road - Franco Sarto Women's Boots : Hit the road in these fashionable Franco Sarto riding boots. ; Leather and stretch fabric upper. ; Easy pull-on design with back pull tab. ; Man-made lining. ; Lightly padded footbed. ; Stacked heel. ; Synthetic sole. ; Heel Height: 1 1 4 in ; Shaft: 15 1 2 in ; Circumference: 15 1 2 in ; Weight: 1 lb 3 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 8. Please note that measurements may vary by size.. Product Type: Franco Sarto Women's Boots. Product Name: Franco Sarto Road. Product Style: Franco Sarto Road Black Calf 53260-001.$133

Michael by Michael Kors Bromley Boots
Draw out some elegant drama when you enhance your wardrobe with this leg-lengthening style.Knee-high boot.Rounded toe.Leather upper with tonal stretch fabric at the back of the shaft.Contrasting inside zipper for easy on/off.Textile lining and insole.Stacked block heel.Rubber sole.Imported.Heel Height: 1 inShaft: 18 inCircumference: 14 1⁄2 inWeight: 1 lb 6 oz $198

Stuart Weitzman 50/50
Luxe over-the-knee boot with a round toe and elastic boot shaft panel for a great fit.Soft nappa leather upper.Pull-on design.Leather lining.Logo rubber sole.Made in Spain.Heel Height: 1 inShaft: 21 inCircumference: 14 inWeight: 1 lb 1.6 oz $595
Frye Riding Chelsea
You'll be riding in full style with the 'Riding Chelsea' boot.Smooth full-grain leather upper for durability.Classic pull-on boot.Leather lining.Durable leather outsole.Heel Height: 1 inShaft: 16 inCircumference: 13 inWeight: 1 lb 4 oz $498

Cole Haan Air Whitley Tall Boots
Keep it sleek and versatile wearing these Cole Haan Air Whitley Tall Boots.Smooth calfskin upper with a suede stretch back panel.Pull-on style.Cushioned with NIKE AIR® technology.Padded leather footbed.Leather and fabric lining.Brand-stamped combination leather and rubber outsole.Heel Height: 1 1⁄4 inShaft: 18 1⁄2 inCircumference: 14 1⁄2 in $328

We got the Cole Haan Air Whitley Tall Boots and ADORE them. They're not only incredibly comfortable, but very stylish. Another plus -- they are very easy on and easy off!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hill Harper of CSI:NY stopped by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to play jenga with patients Luis and Courtney and tour the hospital. Hill and St. Jude kicked off the annual Thanks and Giving campaign, asking America to support the lifesaving treatment for children battling cancer and other deadly diseases while shopping this holiday season or by going to Hill has donated his time and recorded a special radio message to support St. Jude which can be heard on 200 stations across the country. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Adorable cuteness to cheer you this week: tokidoki Solid Fragrance Charm, $26
Adios and Ciao Ciao solid fragrance charms clip onto your favorite possession and are the perfect way to take the scent you love anywhere you go. Opt for a devilishly crispy citrus scent like Adios or a sassy, sheer floral like Ciao Ciao to give the holiday season a sweet smell.
Available at Sephora.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Aveda Helps You Relax
During the Holidays

Aveda, leader in botanical beauty, knows that the holidays are a stressful time. Help your loved ones forget the chaos of modern life and step up holiday rejuvenation by gifting an Aveda Signature Salon/Spa Service (images above show various Aveda Spas). Aveda services, whether a hair cut or color, massage or facial, restore wellness and balance while respecting the environment, thanks to Aveda’s naturally-derived products and eco-responsible business practices. Everyone on your holiday shopping list will bounce back from holiday stressors, feeling relaxed, renewed and refreshed. An Aveda service is an unforgettable gift, perfect for men and women of any age, that won’t get buried in a closet gathering dust.

Aveda professionals are trained to pamper, transport and expertly care for guests. Aveda salon guests receive a warm welcome, thorough consultation and a creative and technically superior service. And it’s all done with pure flower and plant ingredients that protect nature’s beauty.

Is someone you know missing out on their share of great hair days? Cutting-edge cuts and color with an Aveda stylist to translate the latest looks into styles to suit the life and character of your loved one will turn it around. Has someone you know had it up to here with holiday bedlam or life in general? Opt for a spa gift for mental and physical revitalization. He’s feeling the winter blues? Help him get rid of that dull feeling with Botanical Hair & Scalp Therapy or an Aveda Men Exfoliating Treatment. She’s lost her sparkle? Aveda’s Perfecting Plant Peel facial treatment delivers instant exfoliation and radiance with plant-powered ingredients. Anyone on your list seem off kilter? The Aveda ChakraTM Balancing Massage is an innovative ritual that features deep tissue massage on the back and spinal muscles and energy work to center the body and mind. Choose your perfect gifts from among these treatments and many more available at Aveda Salon/Spas.*

Aveda gift cards redeemable for Aveda Signature Salon and Spa Services may be purchased at more than 5,000 local salon/spas across the U.S. Got to to find the location nearest you, or call 1- 800-644-4831 to speak with an Aveda Guest Service Coordinator. And if you simply can’t resist a little something extra, check out the Aveda Holiday 2010 collection of eight limited-edition gift sets, available while supplies last.

At Aveda, we know that everyone deserves a moment of wellness in their day. Every guest receives complimentary Aveda Rituals of Renewal upon each visit to an Aveda store, salon or spa. Enjoy a cup of Aveda Comforting Tea on-the-house while you shop, get grounded with an Aroma Sensory Journey or give your back a break with a Stress-Relieving Neck and Shoulder Ritual. Then, take a deep breath, and enjoy the holidays.

About Aveda
Founded in 1978, AvedaTM provides beauty professionals and consumers with high performance, botanically-based products, conducting business in an environmentally sustainable manner. Headquartered in Blaine, Minnesota, Aveda manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup and lifestyle products, available at retail in Aveda Experience Centers and more than 7,000 professional hair salons and spas in more than 29 countries, as well as at
*Availability varies slightly by location.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Just days from being hanged for murder, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes. Just a few weeks later, the notorious young outlaw was gunned down. Demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime-store romances and later, big-screen dramas. Deconstruct the mythology of the notorious outlaw in BILLY THE KID: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. PBS (Check local listings).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

At Last! Downton Abbey, Part 2 To Air

Multiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries!) "Downton Abbey" resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era. The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey, Season 2” premieres Sunday, January 8, 2012, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.  PBS (Check local listings.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tanya Tucker's New Holiday Album

There are certain songs that prove over time to be holiday standards but when you hear the classic voice of the legendary Tanya Tucker singing  "Merry Christmas Wherever You Are," it's not hard to imagine that this track will instantly become a permanent addition to your holiday playlist.

Tanya offers, "With so many troops deployed overseas and with the economy being such that people are having to relocate to find work, recording this track was a very personal and emotional experience. Also, when I recorded that vocal, I was thinking of all the parents who had missing children and all the children who no longer had a parent to share this very special time."

Available digitally today, "Merry Christmas Wherever You Are" is the perfect soundtrack for the American Holiday Season. Christmas has always been Tanya's favorite holiday and plans on putting together a full length Christmas record next year.

Upcoming tour dates include:
12.07.2011 - Las Vegas, NV - Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
12.16.2011 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino Event Center
12.17.2011 - Danbury, WI - St. Croix Casino Danbury

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Emmy Rossum appeared at "The Ripple Effect Charity Event" in Beverly Hills on December 10, 2011 wearing platinum Jewelry:

-Platinum and diamond cluster earrings (15 carats) by Chopard
-Platinum and diamond cocktail ring (8 carats) by Chopard

Monday, December 19, 2011

Helen Mirren, left, and US actress Rosario Dawson co-host the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo Photo: EPA Oslo, Norway – Academy Award winner Helen Mirren hosted the Nobel Peace Prize concert last night wearing a navy blue silk chiffon gown with a black beaded bodice by designer Alberto Makali.

Friday, December 16, 2011

HGTV Dream Home 2012

The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 will offer fans the chance to win a spectacular custom-built home in Midway, Utah, a 2012 GMC® Terrain® and $500,000 cash. HGTV will unveil the fully-furnished modern western ranch house, designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, during the HGTV Dream Home 2012 special on January 2, at 1 p.m. ET/PT.

Viewers can enter for a chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2012 from Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET through Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET. During that time, they may enter once per day on, once per day on HGTV’s, or as often as they wish by regular mail. The giveaway prize package, valued at more than $2 million, will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March. Until then, online users can see a photo gallery and a 360- degree virtual tour at

Nestled on the banks of the Provo River, the newest HGTV Dream Home offers easy access to incredible Deer Valley and Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. Located in one of the hottest areas for outdoor aficionados, the 16th HGTV Dream Home is nearly 4,000 square feet with amazing mountain views. It features five covered decks with connecting boardwalks, an outdoor living room and hot tub, and a changing room with fishing accessories. The house includes three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a dedicated entertainment room and a gourmet chef’s kitchen. During the winter, homeowners and visitors can ski and snowboard in unparalleled Utah powder. Activities such as water sports, golf, hunting, mountain biking, hiking and fly fishing also are available throughout the year.

During the January television special, HGTV co-hosts Monica Pedersen and John Gidding (Curb Appeal) will join HGTV Dream Home Interior Designer Linda Woodrum and House Planner Jack Thomasson to take viewers on a visual tour of the home.

“This is our first HGTV Dream Home with riverfront access,” said Jim Samples, president, HGTV. “It offers the ideal combination of a picture-perfect setting and access to a myriad of seasonal outdoor activities. I can’t imagine a better prize for HGTV Dream Home fans!”

About the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway
The most successful consumer promotion in cable TV history, the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway involves sponsorship from several national advertisers including General Motors LLC, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Distributing, LLC, The Sherwin-Williams Company, BISSELL® Homecare, Inc., Delta Faucet Company, Kraft Foods, Inc., Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Ethan Allen Global, Inc., Owens Corning Sales, LLC, Rinnai America Corporation, Pella Windows & Doors, PetSmart, Inc. and Wellborn Cabinet, Inc..

About is an online real estate information service powered by HGTV, the No.1 source for home-related media content. The site currently offers more than 4 million listings of homes for sale. In addition to providing users with the latest real estate listings, houses expert HGTV advice and videos along with original Web series and a comprehensive library of features, tools, guides and information.

About HGTV
HGTV, America’s leading home and lifestyle brand is one of cable’s top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV’s website,, is the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOME consumer products line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products. The HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication, is published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.