Monday, January 31, 2011

Natalie Portman accepts the award for best female actor in a leading role for 'Black Swan' at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SAG Winners

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"The King's Speech"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, "The Fighter"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Screen Actors Guild Awards 47th Annual Life Achievement Award
Ernest Borgnine

Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood, California January 14, 2011. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Actress Amy Adams arrives at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Emily Blunt arrives at the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Award Season Hair for
Amy Adams & Emily Blunt

At the Golden Globes, Essensuals London owner Laini Reeves styled the hair of Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Reeves was going for a modern, textured 20s look. She used Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner, followed by a hydrating cream. She then rough dried the hair to get volume, and went in with a curling iron to get a messy texture. She pulled all of Adam’s hair together in a loose braid and rolled it up and pinned it to nape of neck so you could see braid underneath. To finish off she pulled a few strands out to soften the look and curled them with a curling iron.

For the Critics Choice Awards Reeves styled hair for Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Adams was wearing a form fitting dress that was open in the back. To show off the dress, Reeves gave her a low side bun. She curled her hair first, then pulled it into a side pony and rolled it into a bun.

For Blunt, who lightened her hair to a two tone honey blonde at Essensuals London, they gave her a natural look, creating slightly messy waves that showed off her new sunkissed tresses.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jessica Alba was spotted earlier this month at LAX Airport wearing the Curations Faceted Hanging Stone Necklace. A rep for Curations cites Alba as another celeb who shops on HSN. Other fans of Curations include: AnnaLynne McCord, Emmy Rossum, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, and Mariah Carey. Curations on HSN

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Force of Natur

Nature inspired jewelry offers a simple yet rustic quality that is forever in style. The Natur charm from Alessa Designs is a perfect choice for the stylish gal with a taste for delicate jewelry.

The Natur charm is a delicate 18 carat gold leaf adorned with white diamonds at the stem. The charm comes with a long leather wrap that can be wrapped and worn as a bracelet or necklace. Shown in the image, the charm dangles from a necklace made of natural spinel stones. The contrast of the gold leaf with white diamonds against the dramatic sparkle of the spinel stones is remarkable. The feminine leaf paired with a “darker” dramatic looking necklace gives the entire piece just enough naughty and nice. Worry not of losing this charm, the clasp is designed with the highest quality in mind. Safe and secure, the Natur charm dangles safely on your wrist or neck.

The Natur charm retails for $595 and comes with the versatile black leather wrap. The spinel necklace retails for $250. For more information please visit

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Actress Julia Stiles arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series for the Golden Globe nominated series Dexter, Julia Stiles arrived for the award show on the red carpet in a dramatic black tulle one shoulder mermaid gown with ruffled neckline by Romona Keveza. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lady in Red: Christina Hendricks

Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 16, 2011. Hendricks wore Chopard jewelry a pair of fancy shape diamond (20 carats) earrings set in platinum, an emerald and marquise cut diamond (49 carats) bracelet set in platinum, and a pear cut and fancy shape diamond (124 carats) bracelet set in platinum.pair of fancy shape diamond (20 carats) earrings set in platinum, an emerald and marquise cut diamond (49 carats) bracelet set in platinum, and a pear cut and fancy shape diamond (124 carats) bracelet set in platinum. She also wore Romona Keveza’s elegant red silk crepe one shoulder gown with ruffled strap. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
About Romona Keveza: An international design favorite, New York based designer Romona Keveza is known for her creativity and innovation in Couture bridal and evening wear. Romona Keveza can be seen on every red carpet, counting such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Lea Michele and Queen Latifah as some of her many loyal followers. Romona Keveza’s eveningwear and Couture bridal designs are sold in the finest stores throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Stanley Korshak and Neiman Marcus. The complete collection can be viewed online at

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jewelry designer Susan Hood and Jennifer Love Hewitt

Great Balls of Fired Glass!

by Beth Zerilli
BeansTalk Contributing Editor

Canadian jewelry designer, Susan Hood, was sharing some of her original glass designs with A-listers at this year’s DBA’s Golden Globe Gifting Suite. The trademark of her line, original large glass beaded necklaces, were enjoyed and worn by Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Sofi Milos, Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), and cufflinks were gifted to Dennis Quaid, Arnie Hammer (Social Network) and Mark Heyman (writer: Black Swan).

Born and raised in British Columbia, Susan Hood has studied pottery, painting, sculpting, and drawing for years. In 1987, she became interested in stained glass and since then has founded Glass Harp Gallery, which features amazing and unique glass jewelry pieces.

Hood’s Highlights: Susan was chosen to be 1 of 4 Canadian designers to develop a design collection for Michelle Obama and the wives of the G8 Summit leaders, Winner of the 2001 Gemini Taurus Ring Saw, Published works in Glass Patterns Quarterly, Stained Glass News, Open to the World, and Creative Designing Innovative Glass Art.

Her design collections and other Susan Hood creations visit:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Winona Ryder wore Vintage Jean Patou Couture from The Way We Wore at the Dilemma Premiere in Chicago, IL on 6 January 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Starlets Sparkle at the Golden Globes

Helen Mirren REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Michelle Williams REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Amy Adams REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Scarlett Johanssen REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Natalie Portman REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Platinum Goes Golden -- Globes

From Natalie Portman’s statement necklace to Catherine Zeta Jones’ drop earrings, Hollywood’s leading ladies chose to celebrate their accomplishments in platinum jewelry at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Platinum is naturally white, so it maximizes the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones, making it the ideal setting for the red carpet, and all of life’s most important moments.

Following is a list of stars who wore platinum at the Golden Globe Awards:

Natalie Portman: Platinum and diamond necklace, and platinum and diamond stud earrings by Tiffany & Co.

Halle Berry: Platinum and diamond stud earrings (3.03 carats), and 5 platinum and diamond bracelets by Harry Winston.

Jennifer Lopez: Platinum and diamond cluster earrings, platinum and diamond hair pin, platinum and diamond cuff, and a platinum and diamond ring (7.06 carats) by Harry Winston.

Scarlett Johansson: Platinum and diamond bracelet from 1920 (22.48 carats), platinum and diamond bracelet from 1930, platinum and diamond hair clips from 1934, and platinum and diamond stud earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Catherine Zeta Jones: Platinum and diamond earrings (26.8 carats), platinum and diamond bracelet (14.87 carats), and a platinum and diamond ring (7.2 carats) by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Michelle Williams: Vintage platinum and diamond stud earrings by Fred Leighton.

Claire Danes: Platinum and diamond drop earrings (3 carats) by Fred Leighton.

Amy Adams: Platinum and diamond ring by Cartier.

Camilla Belle: Platinum and diamond bracelet from 1924 (12.50 carats) by Cartier.

Christina Hendricks: Platinum and diamond earrings (20 carats), and 2 platinum and diamond bracelets (200 carats) by Chopard.

Helen Mirren: Platinum and diamond necklace (55.08 carats), and a platinum and diamond bracelet by Cartier.

Jennifer Lawrence: Platinum and emerald drop earrings (23 carats) with diamonds, and a platinum and diamond bracelet (21 carats) by Chopard.

Julianna Margulies: Platinum and diamond cuff, and platinum and diamond stud earrings (8.07 carats) by Cartier.

Edie Falco: Platinum earrings from the 1930’s with diamonds and onyx, 2 platinum and diamond bracelets, and a platinum and diamond ring by Fred Leighton.

Tilda Swinton: Platinum and diamond chain necklace (100 carats) by Fred Leighton.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby Fever

Selma Blair is having a baby with her boyfriend Jason Bleick

Kate Hudson is expecting her second child, but this time w/boyfriend Matt Bellamy

Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are expecting their first baby.

Jennifer Connelly and her husband, actor Paul Bettany, are expecting a third child.

Toni Collette and her husband are expecting a second child.

Hollywood's Big Baby Boom

Want a quick 411 on who's expecting babies, and whose just had them? BeansTalk gives you the quick deets. Did you know that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban just had a second daughter? We didn't (and it was via a "gestational surrogate").


A Love Child(ren) --

Selma Blair
Devon Aoki
Kate Hudson
Marion Cotillard
Natalie Portman
Jane Krakowski
Tony Kanal's girlfriend
Gael Garcia Bernal's girlfriend
Eva Herzigova
Emma Bunton

With their Spouses --

Jennifer Connelly
Sophie Dahl
Toni Collette
Tia Mowry
Alicia Silverstone
Victoria Beckham
Rachel Zoe
Erin Ziering
Doutzen Kroes
Samantha Harris
Mrs. Craig Ferguson
Penelope Cruz
Mariah Carey
Penny Lancaster (Mrs. Rod Stewart)
Laila Ali
Steffiana de la Cruz (Mrs. Kevin James)
Autumn Reeser
Mrs. Mike Tyson

Recent Celeb Parents

Owen Wilson
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Christina Applegate
Crown Prince and Princess of Netherlands
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (through a surrogate)

Halle Berry's Hot

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Get Halle Berry's Golden Globe Look

Halle Berry, Revlon Brand Ambassador, whose performance in Frankie & Alice earned her a nomination for best performance by an actress in a motion picture-drama attended the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Here's how to get her look:

Revlon Aqua Mineral Makeup in Medium Deep- Loose powder that holds the healthy, hydrating benefits of coconut water for luminous skin with a smoother texture ($13.99)
Revlon Matte Blush in Perfectly Peach - Soft matte blush that gently defines and contours cheekbones ($9.79)

Revlon Fabulash Mascara in Black- Provides 400% fuller lashes with clump free definition ($6.99)
Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon in Black Smoke Mistake-proof smoky eye in a creamy bendable formula that complements the statement-making shadow perfectly ($9.99)
Revlon CustomEyes Shadow in Smoky Sexy - The silky, lightweight formula containing jojoba and shea butter glides effortlessly on lids and blends easily to offer the greatest versatility to achieve any desired look. ($8.99)

Revlon Colorburst in Soft Nude – Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick- Elasticolor™ technology distributes rich color pigments evenly over lips and allows the formula to move comfortably with lips – like a second skin ($8.99)
Heidi Klum REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Get Heidi Klum's Golden Globe Look

Heidi Klum attended the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Klum, Astor Brand Ambassador and Astor artistic advisor, rocked the red carpet with glamorous 70’s inspired makeup at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Klum emphasized her eyes with a playful combination of plum and chocolate hues, while her extra long lashes added a hint of drama to this sophisticated look. The soft and subtle peach cheek and lip kept Klum looking radiant and fresh faced, providing an all over glow, perfect for the red carpet.

Here's what Klum wore (and how you can also get her look)

ASTOR Mattitude HD Anti Shine High Definition Foundation: Mattitude HD provides an even matt natural looking finish with 16 hours of shine control. The oil free and light gel formula leaves skin feeling soft and supple and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

ASTOR Colour Vision Eyeshadow Palette – Tropical Violet (shade 010): This easy to apply eye shadow with a crease resistant formula provides a long lasting, flawless look.
ASTOR Big and Beautiful False Lash Look Mascara: The unique, extra-soft brush plumps and fans lashes to look 5 times thicker while the customized formula enriched with Natural Cotton, Silk powders and Keratin moisturizes and pampers eyelashes.

Perfect Stay Lip Tint – (shade 400): The new 2-step Perfect Stay Lip Tint & Balm offers weightless colour that won’t rub off or smear. Lips are tinted with transfer proof colour so light you’ll forget you’re wearing it – but your lips won’t.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Get Elaine Irwin's Golden Globe Look

Elaine Irwin, model and Almay Brand Ambassador, attended the Relativity Media and Weinstein Company Golden Globes after party presented by Marie Claire in Los Angeles.

The party was Irwin's the first since her separation from husband John Mellencamp. She wore the following -- Dress: Marchesa / Shoes: Barneys Co-Op shoes / Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz

To get Irwin's glamorous look,

FACE: Almay Bronzer in Sunkissed- Exceptionally light powder has a velvety texture which applies smoothly and evenly to your face ($10.29)
Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Pressed Powder in Medium- Utilizes Almay’s patented technology to transform your ideal shade upon application and keeps your skin balanced with a soft matte finish and light coverage that minimizes the appearance of minor flaws and imperfections ($13.99)

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup in Medium- Uses shade sensing beads that transform to match skins exact skin tone and works to instantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles ($13.99)

EYE: Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara in Black- Almay’s first anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula instantly lengthens the look of lashes and defends against breakage so lashes can grow to their healthiest and longest ($8.49)

Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Kits for blue eyes- Lightweight powder formula blend effortlessly with its velvety, suede-like texture and expertly coordinated combinations instantly intensify your unique eye color bringing out its natural brilliance ($7.49)

LIPS: Almay Ideal Lipstick in Bronze- Infused with peppermint for a refreshing, minty sensation upon application ($7.49)

PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Tierney, Picture Group


Monday, January 17, 2011

Globe Winners!

photo by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO - 2010

Golden Globe Winners

Winners of the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:


— Picture, Drama: "The Social Network."

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Kids Are All Right."

— Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."

— Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."

— Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network."

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right."

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti, "Barney's Version."

— Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."

— Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."

— Foreign Language: "In a Better World."

— Animated Film: "Toy Story 3."

— Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network."

— Original Score: "The Social Network."

— Original Song: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," (written by Diane Warren), "Burlesque."


— Series, Drama: "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.
— Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire."
— Actress, Drama: Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy."

— Series, Musical or Comedy: "Glee," Fox.
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory."
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Linney, "The Big C."

— Miniseries or Movie: "Carlos," Sundance Channel.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin."
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack."

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Lynch, "Glee."
— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chris Colfer, "Glee."
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert De Niro.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stars Help Raise $ for 5 Non-Profits!

Above: Ethan Zohn and Cobi Jones (Sandra McCurdy) Below: Zac Efron and cousin Emily Hobson (Sandra McCurdy)

Celebs Help Raise $ for Five Non-Profits

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 celebrities came out to raise money and awareness for five non-profits: Junior Achievement of Southern California, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, The Trevor Project and Grassroots Soccer are all organizations making a difference locally and globally, and which have strong support from the Hollywood community.

“High School Musical” star Zac Efron came to the party with his cancer survivor cousin Emily Hobson who is the Regional Chair for the LA Chapter of I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the charity that Zac was there to support (they are seen in the photo above). Zac was emotional on the red carpet when he spoke about his “lifelong best friend “and cousin Emily being cancer free and the importance of the work that i2y Cancer Foundation does is to support young adults with cancer. 12 time GRAMMY nominated hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg attended the benefit with his wife Shante Broadus and their son. Snoop expressed his heartfelt pride about his wife’s “I Am Shante” foundation’s charity work to help empower women and was excited to discuss his youth football league which he started over 7 years ago to give back to children in his community.

Super Bowl Champion, co-host of “FOX NFL Sunday” and actor Michael Strahan attended the benefit with fiancé Nicole Murphy in support of The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which takes care of our brave servicemen and women. Michael had a personal commitment and wasn’t able to stay for his highly anticipated Madden Football video game battle against Zac Efron, but the two stars plan to schedule a rematch on behalf of The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, two of their favorite charities. Michael Strahan assured the celebrity video game tournament organizers, “I’m very excited for this epic video game battle against Zac and I assure you that I wasn't scared and dodging the “High School Musical” star at last night’s benefit. I look forward to rescheduling our Madden Football match and to waking away a Champion in honor of The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.”

The final matchup was between WWE Champion Mike "The Miz" Mizanin who represented The Trevor Project and UFC Champion and actor Quinton "Rampage" Jackson who represented Grassroot Soccer. They battled it out in a game of UFC Undisputed 2010 where Rampage played himself in the game and The Miz played UFC star Forest Griffin. There was a lot of smack talking between the two finalists and The Miz and Rampage were both intent on being victorious for their charities. Comedian Brad Sherwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway”) was the play-by-play commentator for the final matches and was cracking jokes about both contestants that kept the crowd roaring. The finals was a best 2 out of 3 games and Rampage won the first game against The Miz in under a minute with a fierce knockout and he won the second game in under two minutes crowning him the Champion.

Frank Verdugo, President of the H.OM.E. Foundation, the event’s proud title sponsor, presented Rampage with a check for $10,000 to Grassroots Soccer onstage while the crowd went wild and cheered their Champion. Rampage said he was in South Africa while promoting his film “The A Team” last year, and he saw firsthand the devastating effects HIV and AIDS has on the people there. Rampage said that he is so moved that his win in the tournament would help Grassroot Soccer continue their incredible work to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa via education. “Grassroot Soccer is so honored that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson displayed the skills of a true champion and emerged as the $10,000 winner of the H.OM.E. Foundation’s STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge For Charity. This money will enable GRS to provide the knowledge, life skills and support to hundreds of African youth so they can live HIV free and make the right choices in life", says Ethan Zohn, founder of Grassroot Soccer and winner of “Survivor.” Debra Stone from TY KU presented Rampage the Champion with a special gift set, which included TY KU Asian Superfruit Liqueur, Soju Low Cal Vodka alternative (to make “skinny cocktails”) and their premium Junmai Ginjo Sake.

Soccer star Cobi Jones (seen above with Ethan Zohn), actors Edwin Hodge, Aldis Hodge, Josh Henderson, Joe Torre and dancer tWitch, were all victorious in their video game battles playing on behalf of Junior Achievement of Southern California, Grassroot Soccer, The Trevor Project, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and I’m Too Young For This Cancer! Foundation. Actor Chris Evans, seen next as “Captain America” in the comic book blockbuster came out to show his support to The Trevor Project. The red carpet was packed with stars including Mehcad Brooks, Nick Swardson, Michael Gladis, Briana Evigan, Evan Ross, Robbie Jones, Nestor Serrano, Jonathan Lipnicki, Gregory Michael, Lil C, Samm Levine, Quddus Philippe, Jonathan Lipnicki, Aubry Fisher and more who all had a great time helping to raise money and awareness for five amazing charities last night.

Guests were greeted by NikkiZ Angels’ cheerleaders decked out in Team Threadz uniforms when they entered the party while Queen’s anthem “We Will Rock You” played getting everyone in the mood for some healthy competition. Aerial artists soared high through the sky as go-go dancers had partygoers joining them on the dancefloor while DJ Cobra, accompanied by live drummer Griffin created an electrifying set. Girl group BG5 seen on the hit TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” performed two songs and California rap duo, The PAPERMATE$ performed their “STIKS” theme song accompanied by two electric violinists onstage. Guests enjoyed custom cocktails provided by TY KU, and gourmet snacks and delicious desserts all in the gorgeous multi-media event space at Spot 5750. Frank Verdugo, President of the H.O.M.E. Foundation, announced the launch of their signature H.O.M.E. Foundation raffle at the party and explained to guests how they can continue support their favorite non-profits via the raffle, while winning fabulous prizes like a $1 million dream home in Los Angeles. As guests left the party, they were treated to Urban Detox by Function Drinks to keep them refreshed and hydrated.

About The H.O.M.E. Foundation:
The H.O.M.E. Foundation believes that helping others means everything. Our mission is to help charities reach their fundraising goals and to bring awareness to their praiseworthy causes. We’re excited to announce the launch of our H.O.M.E. Foundation Raffle, with the grand prize being a fully furnished luxury home in Los Angeles, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional prizes, which will serve as a fundraiser for deserving non-profits across the country.

About Junior Achievement of Southern California:
Junior Achievement utilizes the time and talent of over 4,000 volunteer mentors to inspire and empower 100,000 SoCal youth through entrepreneurship and financial education! JA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA of Southern California is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, through experiential, hands-on programs. JA programs develop sustainable communities by teaching the economic relevance of staying in school. This year more than 4,000 classroom volunteers will teach JA programs to over 100,000 students in ten Southern California counties. For more information, please visit
About The Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

About The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund most recently opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury.

About Grassroot Soccer:
Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact. By working within this existing structure and by training role models – pro players, coaches and youth players themselves – to get the message out about healthy behavior and the risks of HIV, we have shown that we can break stigmas, dramatically increase awareness, change behaviors, and turn the tide against HIV. GRS realized that the true power of soccer has always been connections that it creates between people. Using footballers as role models, and using the popularity of soccer to engage hard to reach young people, GRS has combined social theory, public health methodologies, rigorous evaluation and a huge dose of passion.
About I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation:
70,000 young adult Americans age 15-40 are diagnosed with cancer each year;
one every eight minutes. The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is
the nation's largest support community for this next generation of patients,
survivors and caregivers. Connect online at

About SPOT 5750:
"Spot 5750 - Hollywood's Hippest Playground, boasts 25,000 square feet of up-scale dining, lounge and entertainment space and features the exclusive ELXR lounge with multiple VIP bottle service areas, dance floor and star-gazing deck perched over the famed Hollywood Boulevard. With more than 60 plasma TVs, an eclectic menu of traditional American faire served from opening until late night, three bars, and DJs spinning high energy house, lounge and rock mash-ups nightly - Spot 5750 is the perfect place to DINE, DRINK, WATCH and PLAY in the heart of Hollywood."

About Function Drinks:
Function Drinks is a line of physician-developed functional beverages, designed to enhance an active lifestyle.
Utilizing powerful, natural ingredients, each formula provides specific functionality: Urban Detox helps clear pollutants from lungs and helps with hangover recovery; Light Weight boosts metabolism and curbs cravings for sugar and carbs; and Alternative Energy provides 6 to 8 hours of natural, focused energy. Find Function at Whole Foods, CVS, Henry’s, Bristol Farms, Gelsons, Sprouts, Ralph’s and many more!

About TY KU:
TY KU is a Premium Asian Wine & Spirits Company whose portfolio is based on the premise that ingredients matter, striving to create a wiser way to drink for consumers who care about what they put in their bodies. Combining premium all natural ingredients, age-old distillation/brewing techniques, modern flavor profiles and award winning packaging, TY KU blends Eastern tradition and Western ingenuity, embracing the company’s Mantra of "Respect Tradition, Embrace Tomorrow".

Los Angeles based duo the PAPERMATE$ are rising fast. Having performed at venues from the legendary House of Blues to their native hometown's Michigan State University; they've developed a sound that has undeniable mass appeal. From landing a successful arch on MTV's Daddys Girls to their latest single "Where's Nicki" quickly garnishing the ears of major and online media outlets. The fast track for the PAPERMATE$ doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon...

About The E League:
The E LEAGUE is a one-of-a-kind, private, invitation-only 200-plus player basketball league that features some of the most elite names in the industries of film, television and music. Celebrity participants have included, but are certainly not limited to: Jaime Foxx • Ashton Kutcher • Will Farrell • Leonardo DiCaprio • Tobey Maguire • Snoop Dogg • Justin Timberlake • Dean Cain • Taye Diggs • Ice Cube • Donald Faison • Zach Levy • Sacha Baron Cohen • Brian McKnight.
Each season consists of 14 to 16 teams competing at a select, undisclosed venue in Los Angeles. After 13-regular season games followed by playoffs, a team is crowned champion and presented authentic championship rings.
These players are not only talented in their craft, but also on the court.

STIKS Celebrity Video Game Challenge For Charity Supporters: The H.O.M.E. Foundation, Spot 5750, Function Drinks, TY KU, Xbox, Team Threadz, Bellanza Med Spa and The E League.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Miss/Mr. Golden Globe

Gia Mantegna, Miss Golden Globes 2011

Eva Six, the first Miss Golden Globe

Miss/Mr. Golden Globe

This year, Joe Mantegna's daughter Gia will be Miss (and occasionally Mr.) Golden Globe, a Golden Globe tradition since 1963. Generally, the honor goes to the daughter/son of a celebrity, but that hasn't always been the case.

Here's a look at the honorees throughout the years:

1963 Eva Six (Hungarian actress, voluptuous “Glamour Girl” of the 1960s) and Donna Douglas (Beverly Hillbillies)

1964 Linda Evans

1967 Corinna Tsopei (Miss Universe 1964)

1969 Francoise Ruggieri (actress)

1971 Anne Archer daughter of Marjorie Lord and John Archer

1972 Pamela Powell daughter of Joan Blondell and Dick Powell

1973 Kelley Miles daughter of Vera Miles

1974 Linda Meikle John (?)

1975 Melanie Griffith daughter of Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith

1976 Lisa Farringer (actress)

1977 Nicole Ericson (?)

1978 Elizabeth Stack daughter of Robert Stack

1979 Stephanie Haymes daughter of Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries, ex-wife of Bernie Taupin

1980 Kym Karath (played Gretl Von Trapp in “Sound of Music”)

1981 Rosanne Katon (1978 Playboy Centerfold, actress)

1982 Laura Dern daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern

1983 Lori Leonelli (model/actress, now an esthetician) and Rhonda Shear (Miss USA 1975, comedienne)

1984 Anita Finch daughter of actor Peter Finch and Tamara Tchinarova, a Russian ballerina

1985 Lisabeth Shatner daughter of William Shatner

1986 Calista Carradine daughter of David Carradine

1987 Candace Savalas daughter of Telly Savalas

1988 Gigi Garner daughter of James Garner

1989 Kyle Aletter daughter of Lee Meriweather and Frank Aletter

1990 Katharine Kramer daughter of Stanley Kramer

1991 Kaitlin Hopkins daughter of Shirley Knight

1992 Joely Fisher daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher

1993 Erin Hamilton daughter of Carol Burnett

1994 Alexandrea Martin daugher of Whoopi Goldberg

1995 John Clark Gable son of Clark Gable

1996 Jaime Nicole Dudney daugher of Barbara Mandrell and Freddie Prinze, Jr. son of Freddie Prinze

1997 Kehly Sloane daughter of Linda Gray

1998 Clementine Ford daughter of Cybill Shepherd

1999 Tori Reed daughter of Tim Reid

2000 Liza Huber daughter of Susan Lucci

2001 Katie Flynn daughter of Jane Seymour

2002 Haley Giraldo daughter of Pat Benatar

2003 Dominik Garcia-Lorido daughter of Andy García and A.J. Lamas son of Lorenzo Lamas

2004 Lily Costner daughter of Kevin Costner

2005 Kathryn Eastwood daughter of Clint Eastwood

2006 Dakota Johnson daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson

2007 Lorraine Nicholson daughter of Rebecca Broussard and Jack Nicholson

2008 none

2009 Rumer Willis daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

2010 Mavis Spencer daughter of Alfre Woodard

2011 Gia Mantegna daughter of Joe Mantegna

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Actress Hailee Steinfeld of the film "True Grit" arrives for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala in New York January 11, 2011. Steinfeld wore a dress by Jenny Packham, a LBD with a multi colored jeweled neckline by the British designer. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Pizza Week!

BeansTalk's Best Pizza for Pizza Week

We LOVE (and of course, highly recommend) the pizza at the little Cafe Angelino. Specifically, we love the Pizza Margherita! Very very yum.

Cafe Angelino 8735 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 246-1177

Monday, January 10, 2011

America -- Focus of New PBS Series

As anyone who’s ever flown in a commercial airplane knows, America looks very different from the skies. Plucked from their living rooms and transported above the clouds on an epic journey, viewers will discover a fascinating, new perspective on the hidden rhythms and patterns of American life in PBS’ AMERICA REVEALED. Using aerial footage, high-definition video and real-time satellite data, this new miniseries traces the movements and communications that miraculously come together to manufacture goods, transport people and materials, grow tons of food and power our increasingly tech-savvy nation. Produced by award-winning Lion Television, the series is slated to air Fall 2011 on PBS.

Technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon (winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”) is the series’ adventurous guide. Over the course of four hours, Kwon jumps out of airplanes, climbs to the top of an energy tower in Montana, accompanies a Nebraska farmer on a crop harvest and rides with Las Vegas cabbies during the city’s annual cowboy convention. The result is a fresh and surprising view of how an incredibly vast and complex country like America actually works.

Based upon the BBC’s award-winning “Britain From Above,” AMERICA REVEALED shows viewers how a violent lightning storm can wreak havoc on a regional power grid, sending high-voltage surges across miles of transmission lines — even into a typical American living room — and threatening the stability of the whole grid. Archival footage and aerial images document the meteoric rise of urban centers, suburban neighborhoods and America’s interstate highway system. GPS information reveals the invisible “tracks” commercial aircraft leave as they streak across the sky, while data from the retail industry’s Radio Frequency Identification tags show how goods from a single container ship are quickly transported across the nation.

“America is a nation of intricate networks that keep the country running every minute, every hour of every day,” says Nick Catliff, executive producer and president, Lion Television. “And yet most of us probably know very little about what it really takes to deliver goods to our door, build the cars we drive, power our homes and mobile devices, and feed our families.”

Tony Tackaberry, executive producer and CEO, Lion Television, adds: “The aerial photography, along with a range of pioneering visual techniques the series will employ, will give viewers a glimpse of the nation as they’ve never seen it, while the previously untapped data will offer new insight into the forces that shape our everyday lives.”

AMERICA REVEALED is not only about the country’s physical infrastructure, however. The series also introduces the men and women whose work involves observing America from above: a crop duster who struggles to maintain pinpoint accuracy while dodging power lines and facing high winds; a power station supervisor who fights the danger of a multi-state blackout; an air traffic controller who directs planes in crowded skies; a bridge worker who braves dizzying heights to repair a failing suspension cable.

“AMERICA REVEALED will be a completely new experience for PBS viewers,” says John F. Wilson, PBS’s chief television programming executive. “This series employs an imaginative new form of storytelling, bringing visual imagery and information together to offer viewers an unprecedented way to fully explore and understand the country where we live and work.”

AMERICA REVEALED episodes include (all working titles):

• “The Great American Breadbasket”--How America keeps pace with its insatiable appetite; who decides what food is produced; and how pastures and prairies turned into the biggest food machine in the world.

• “The American Dynamo”--How America propels itself through energy, including the extraction of valuable ore and oil; the creation of electricity through water, wind and nuclear power; and the intricacies of energy distribution.

• “America in Motion”--How America moves, whether the transportation mode is a bicycle on a neighborhood sidewalk, a family car on the mammoth interstate highway system or air traffic moving above the clouds.

• “Made in America”--How American industry creates, whether it’s a simple cardboard box, a sleek new car, a jumbo jet or a tiny silicon chip, and how supply and demand, manufacturing and assembly are interconnected.

AMERICA REVEALED is a multiplatform series with extensive web, mobile and educational content. Before, during and after the broadcast, PBS viewers will be able to view and personalize extensive material from the series as well as contribute their own original content. For teachers and students, a wealth of research, graphics, videos and archives will be made available to align with the classroom curriculum.

AMERICA REVEALED is a production of Lion Television. The executive producers are Nick Catliff and Tony Tackaberry. The executive in charge of production is Ruth Johnston.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Anastasia on HSN Today

Brow Expert Anastasia on HSN

Anastasia Soare is considered by some as the Beauty Innovator and Definitive Brow Expert.™

Soare will appear on HSN today, January 6, 2011 at 5 am, 9 am, 1 pm and 8 pm where she'll be introducing the following exclusive sets:

-NEW- Illumin8 Eye Shadow Sets #4 and #5 (set includes either palette or a mini lash lifting mascara at a great introductory price!) $36.00
-NEW- Brow Wiz Value Sets (an amazing value, the set features a Brow Wiz -3 shade options-, a full sized Clear Brow Gel and Anastasia's mini Berry Tweezers) $29.00
5 Elements Brow Kits (sold out on the first HSN shows in September!) $65.0

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Always Wanted HGTV To
Make Over Your Home?

Are You Ready for an Amazing Makeover? In each episode of HGTV'd, an HGTV star will travel cross-country in an 18-wheeler, surprising fans with a jaw-dropping makeover. Are you ready? The HGTV'd truck could be pulling up in front of your house! Upload videos and photos of your space for a chance to have it transformed by HGTV experts. For anyone who’s ever fantasized about HGTV knocking on their door and telling them they’re getting a home makeover, that dream is about to come true in the network’s new series HGTV’d. In each episode, a different HGTV star will travel across America in an 18-wheeler, surprising fans with jaw-dropping makeovers and over-the top home transformations. Visitors to can upload room photos and videos showing the rooms in their homes that are desperately in need of help. Lucky homeowners chosen for the series will receive an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime fantasy makeover and the chance to appear on HGTV.

The makeovers will feature high-impact, ingenious and visually stunning room designs created by HGTV stars such as David Bromstad (Color Splash), John Gidding (Curb Appeal: The Block), Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve), Sabrina Soto (Get It Sold and Real Estate Intervention) and Vern Yip (HGTV Design Star). Each week, designers will drive up in a specially outfitted HGTV’d truck ready to transform outdated family rooms, dull basements and boring backyards into astonishing, one-of-a-kind spaces.

“Since the network launched in 1994, the most popular request we hear is for one of our stars to show up and give a makeover,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. “When viewers asked, we listened, and now we need them to upload their videos for the chance of a lifetime. Getting “HGTV’d” will definitely make our viewers the envy of the neighborhood.”

The series is expected to premiere in summer 2011.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Drugged on NGC

Two-Night Event, Drugged Premieres

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8 PM & 9 PM ET/PT

And Monday, January 17, 2011, at 9 PM ET/PT

Getting “high” is an unquenchable national desire — one that impacts the human body of the one-time recreational user and severe addict alike. From the first sniff, puff, inhalation or swallow, our bodies work to process the substances taken in. Now, National Geographic Channel (NGC) takes you beneath the skin to reveal how our bodies react to three common drugs: marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy.

From the producers of NGC’s critically acclaimed Inside the Living Body special, Drugged — a two-night event premiering Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET/PT — shows what the human body undergoes when drugs are introduced to its organs. Cutting-edge imaging techniques delve deep inside the lungs, heart, blood vessels and brain to give a unique inside-out perspective on its heart-racing, palm sweating and mind warping effects.

Find out why so-called stoners get the “munchies” and bloodshot red eyes, what makes cocaine users feel like superman — full of euphoria and self assurance — and why ecstasy triggers socially friendly feelings. And see how the physiology behind these effects opens the door to pioneering experiments that may change our understanding and treatments of these drugs.

Premiere episodes include:

DRUGGED: High on Marijuana
Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 8 PM ET/PT

Most medicines that doctors prescribe, there’s a lot of side effects, there’s a lot of risk and you have to balance out the risk benefit ratio,
but with Cannabis it’s very much non-toxic. — Dr. Julie Holland, Author, The Pot Book

In the last year, 28 million Americans have rolled a joint, smoked a pipe, sparked up a bong or eaten a pot brownie. Now, follow an entire marijuana high in an adult from start to finish, beginning with the inhalation of cannabis smoke. Using vivid CGI, see how the chemicals slip through a stoned subject’s membranes lining the lungs and into the bloodstream, then on to the heart, up the spine and into the brain. Find out why users get red eyes and the so-called munchies, and explore the difference in the body when cannabis is eaten rather than smoked. We’ll see what role genetics might play in a person’s response to cannabis, take a look at the mysteries of why a high sometimes turns to a low and learn more from the forefront of current marijuana research.

DRUGGED: High on Cocaine
Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 9 PM ET/PT

The more cocaine that gets in the brain, the more dopamine is released,
the more pleasure, the more rush, the more high.
— Dr. Scott Lane, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Cocaine, a powerful and at times a destructive drug, is glamorized by models, rock stars and celebrities. In this episode, CGI zooms inside the human body from the moment a line of the white powder is inhaled and flies up the nose at up to 100 mph. Learn about the feel-good role of dopamine and what makes users want more. Then, cutting-edge imaging shows the dangers of cocaine abuse from the inside, such as increased heart attacks and the destruction of nasal tissue. Finally, see how a unique vaccine is being designed to block the effects of a cocaine high, offering hope for addicts.

DRUGGED: High on Ecstasy
Monday, January 17, 2011, at 9 PM ET/PT

Ecstasy causes people to embrace one another… it is a social bonding feeling.
It creates intimacy and that’s why people use it, is to have this powerful emotional connection with one another. — Dr. Stacy Hail, Toxicologist and ER specialist

Over the past 30 years, ecstasy has become a top club drug. We follow two ecstasy users as they get high, journeying inside their bodies using imaging techniques to explore how the drug creates its highs and its lows. With access to pioneering research at the University of Chicago, we find out how ecstasy creates empathy in the user and how this could one day lead to the drug being used as a life saving medicine. While ecstasy is the perfect high for some, there are those for whom ecstasy is agony: we’ll follow a young woman whose use of the drug landed her in the psychiatric ward and a mother whose 16-year-old son died after taking ecstasy.

Drugged is produced by Pioneer Productions for National Geographic Channels. For Pioneer, producer/director is Tom Pearson; series producer is Martin Mortimore; and executive producer is Yavar Abbas. For the National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Allan Butler; senior vice president of production is Michael Cascio; and executive vice president of content is Steve Burns.

For more information, visit

Monday, January 03, 2011

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is getting trivial with its annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR® festival in February. The 2011 edition of the month-long event will feature more than 340 Academy Award®-nominated and winning movies, scheduled in trivia-inspired marathons. In addition, each night will feature a Best Picture Oscar winner at 10 p.m. (ET).

TCM host Robert Osborne, who is also the official biographer of the Academy Awards and the Academy’s red carpet greeter, will host 31 DAYS OF OSCAR, which will mark its 17th year on Turner Classic Movies. The 2011 edition will feature several high-profile films making their debuts on TCM, including three Best Picture winners: Cavalcade (1933), Amadeus (1984) and Forrest Gump (1994). The month also includes the TCM debuts of the blockbusters Pretty Woman (1990) and Thelma & Louise (1991), as well as outstanding dramas like Hugh Hudson’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Hector Babenco’s Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) and Michael Mann’s Ali (2001).

Several excellent actress showcases are planned for TCM for the first time, including Janet Gaynor in Street Angel (1928), Loretta Young in The Men in Her Life (1941), Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc (1948) and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop (1956), Julie Andrews in Star! (1968) and Cathy Burns in Last Summer (1969). Also, such international classics as Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Woman in the Dunes (1964), Constantine Costa-Gavras’ Z (1969), Jean-Charles Tacchella’s Cousin, Cousine (1975), Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) and Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors: Red (1994) will come to TCM for the first time.

Among the month’s many interesting marathons are a collection of films starring Jack Nicholson, the most nominated performer of all time; four films that received nominations in all four acting categories; an entire day featuring all ten Best Picture nominees for Hollywood’s Golden Year, 1939, including Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz; a day of romantic comedies on Valentine’s Day; a night of Oscar firsts; a slate of films that earned Best Director nominations but failed to earn Best Picture nods; and a night of films that earned participants posthumous nominations.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented live on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.