Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sexy Sewell in New Masterpiece

*NEW* MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Zen: Cabal”  What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters, and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not, on “Zen,” a trio of spellbinding cases based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dibdin. Alan Cumming hosts. 24 July 2011, 9 p.m. Check local listings

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Celebs Wear Platinum to the 13th Annual White Tie & Ball

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John wore a pendant with a 260cts emerald cabochon, a diamond and emerald watch from the Elton John watch collection, diamond cuff links and one diamond stud.

David Furnish chose a beautiful diamond watch and diamond cufflinks from the Ice Cube collection.

Anne Hathaway

The American actress wore pink drop sapphire briolette earrings and a white, yellow and pink diamond line bracelet.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Coming This Fall

Opens September 2, 2011
Directed by Matt Russell
Written by David Cook

Starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Deborah Ann Woll, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Jerry Ferrera, Joseph Lyle Taylor, KJ Choi and Kathy Baker.

SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black -- who is a BeansTalk favorite), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour.  When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall).  But Johnny’s more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beyonce Wears Weitzman

Beyonce performs in concert for the first time in over a year as she takes the stage in Nice, France... in silver Swarovski crystal stripe VENTIPAVE pumps.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

 American Family: Anniversary Edition

 A Two-Hour Film Version Offers Viewers a Window into the Original
 12-Hour Landmark 1973 Series That Changed Television History

PBS Facebook Fans Can Watch the Two-Hour Film Online Beginning June 27;
Filmmakers to Participate in Live Online Chat on July 7

AN AMERICAN FAMILY: ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a 2-hour version of the original 12-hour reality series that changed television history, will air Thursday, July 7, 2011, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. AN AMERICAN FAMILY: ANNIVERSARY EDITION will provide viewers a window into the groundbreaking series, which has not been seen nationwide on PBS for more than 20 years. In the New York area, the documentary will air on Friday, July 8, 2011, 9:30-11:30 p.m. ET on THIRTEEN. Viewers can also watch excerpts from the original series and one full episode at:

Filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond, who worked on the original landmark production, have now adapted the 12-hour series into a new two-hour feature-length compilation of the most memorable and compelling moments of the series.  AN AMERICAN FAMILY: ANNIVERSARY EDITION provides a fresh perspective to viewers who may have missed the original series airing nearly 40 years ago.

Beginning on Monday, June 27, fans of the PBS Facebook page can watch the full two-hour Anniversary Edition of the film. Additionally, filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond will discuss the film in a live online chat on Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m. ET.

Originally aired on PBS in 1973, AN AMERICAN FAMILY was the most controversial and talked-about television program of its time. In the course of its three-month run, the 12-part series riveted the country and drew in a record 10 million viewers a week. In the years since it was first broadcast, the series has become the subject of lengthy articles and reviews, including panel discussions with anthropologist Margaret Mead, who speculated that AN AMERICAN FAMILY could be the beginning of a new way to explore the complexities of contemporary reality, “maybe as important for our time as were the invention of drama and the novel for earlier generations,”  In 2002, TV Guide named AN AMERICAN FAMILY one of the Top 50 Greatest Television Shows of All Time.

The original 1973 series AN AMERICAN FAMILY stepped into the home of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California, chronicling the lives of its family members. The series made parents Pat and Bill Loud and their five children Lance, Delilah, Grant, Kevin and Michele Loud household names. During the seven months that the family lived under the microscope of the camera, viewers watched significant life moments unfold including Pat Loud asking for a separation from her husband Bill Loud, as well as a glimpse into the New York lifestyle of their gay son, Lance Loud.

Unlike most documentaries of its day, AN AMERICAN FAMILY had no host, no interviews and almost no voice-over narration. Producer Craig Gilbert and filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond portrayed everyday life without embellishment in the style of cinéma verité. The first episode was broadcast by PBS on Thursday evening, January 11, 1973 at 9:00 p.m.

 AN AMERICAN FAMILY: ANNIVERSARY EDITION was produced by Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond. Edited by Alan Raymond. Supervising Producer: Charlotte Mangin. Original Series Conceived and Produced by Craig Gilbert. For WNET: Executive In Charge of Production Stephen Segaller. For WLIW: General Manager John Servidio. A WLIW production in association with PBS and WNET.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

 The Family Tree Preview

Distributed by:     Entertainment One U.S.

Directed by:         Vivi Friedman

Screenplay by:     Mark Lisson

Produced by:         Allan Jones, J. Todd Harris, Mark Lisson, and Kathy Weiss

Starring:               Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Britt Robertson, Chi McBride, Keith Carradine, Madeline Zima, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Anwar, Evan Handler, and Jane Seymour

Release Date:      August 26, 2011

Running Time:     95 minutes

Rating:                  n/a



Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family – Bunnie (Hope Davis), Jack (Dermot Mulroney) and their twin 17 year olds Eric (Max Thieriot) and Kelly (Britt Robertson) – seems like a lost cause.  When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Simon (Chi McBride) is relieved that his tryst gone wrong with Bunnie remains undetected, at least for the moment.  Before long, a slew of past relationships, kids with guns, a suicidal teacher, a very zealous religious club, misinterpreted advances, corporate down-sizing, and one fateful squirrel combine to create enough mayhem to test the resolve, sanity and future of any family!

THE FAMILY TREE, starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Britt Robertson, Chi McBride, Keith Carradine, Madeline Zima, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Anwar, Evan Handler, and Jane Seymour, is a hilarious, touching, and offbeat comedy which explores the frailties and complexities of the contemporary American family – and what it takes to survive in a suburban jungle.  After all, every family has its hang-ups.

Click on the above link for film clip.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brad Garrett: Comedy Professor

Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) to Lead Sitcom Intensive Class  At The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts Starting July 26

Actor/comedian Brad Garrett will teach a six-week Sitcom Intensive at The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts on six consecutive Tuesday evenings starting July 26, 2011 through August 30. Students will be led through all aspects of comedy and learn what it takes to develop great comedic instincts while exploring topics such as cold reading, auditioning technique, character development, script breakdown and analysis.

The final week of the sitcom intensive will culminate in a showcase for industry professionals. There will be 22 working spots in the class with auditing opportunities also available.

Garrett became a stand-up comedian after winning “Star Search.” He starred as Robert Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and as Eddie Stark on “’Til Death.” He won three Emmy ® Awards and a SAG Award for his role on “Everybody Loves Raymond.”   Garrett is also one of busiest voice-over talents in Hollywood and starred in the Broadway revival of “The Odd Couple.”

The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts is located in Frank Gehry’s architectural landmark building in Santa Monica. The address is 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405. To be considered for enrollment, please call (310) 392-0815.

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Michelle Danner and Larry Moss founded Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two-theatre and art gallery complex in 2000. The Larry Moss Studio has been housed at Edgemar since the cutting of the ribbon in 2002 and has flourished and grown into what is now The Acting Studio at Edgemar.

Classes offered in The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts:

* The Actor's Golden Box: with renowned acting coach Michelle Danner

* Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera

* Scene Study Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced

* Improv Workout

* Casting Director Workshop

* Voice Intensives Level 1 & Level 2

Free info sessions are held every Thursday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday, June 20, 2011

Britney Spears kicked off her Femme Fatale World Tour in style wearing a pair of sunglasses by Sama Eyewear. Britney and her dancers completed one of their stage looks with the translucent Rendevous frames with 18k white gold lens exclusively customized for the tour.

Friday, June 17, 2011

BBC's Outnumbered Comes to U.S.

Outnumbered, the multi-award-winning comedy series captures the turbulent chaos of family life in a way not seen before – at its most deliciously chaotic moments.  Two parents, played by Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner, and their three children are locked in an unequal battle. Using elements of improvisation, Outnumbered sees the world as much from the children's as the adults' point of view. The parents constantly try to keep their children under control, but completely fail to do so.  Eleven-year-old Jake worries about everything from starting at his new school to the world being sucked into a black hole, seven-year-old Ben constantly lies to his parents and always wants to watch Little Britain, and five-year-old Karen seems to have a limitless number of questions.  Outnumbered premieres Saturday, July 30, 11:00pm ET/PT on BBC America.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

About ELYSEE: Although a 50-year-old European brand, ELYSEE entered the U.S. market in 2010 to instant acclaim. Embracing the spirit of ‘heritage’ – classic details that evoke a storied history – a retro style is one of the company’s hallmarks. The other, construction, is enhanced by standard features including high-end complications, surgical-grade stainless steel and finely-stitched leather bands. The collection includes timepieces for both women and men. Retail prices for a wide range of automatic and quartz-powered models are predominantly from $295- $995. ELYSEE watches are available at fine jewelers nationwide and online at ELYSEEUSA.COM.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Camilla Belle sparkled in platinum jewelry by Cartier at the “Shine On Awards” in NYC: Platinum, diamond and pink sapphire panther ring.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Impresses

Duchess of Cambridge Makes 
a Huge Fashion Statement

The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton attended the ‘Annual Ark Charity Gala’ tonight wearing an ethereal gown by Jenny Packham. The Duchess selected the pearlescent rose sequin gown with Swarovski crystal by the British designer. The dress was selected from Jenny Packham’s New York Spring 2011 runway show. She also wore sweet "pink rose" suede LK Bennett sandals, The Agata, which is currently out of stock on L.K. Bennett's website, but originally retailed for (what would convert to)  $285.01. The sandal was also available in black and red lipstick suede.

Catherine (Kate Middleton), Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband, Prince William attended the 10th annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) gala dinner at Kensington Palace in London. Tickets for the black-tie event reportedly went for 10,000 pounds ($16,400) a head.

The dinner included  carpaccio of long-line caught yellow-fin tuna, Pacific Ocean black cod fillet, roasted Australian Kobe beef and organic blackcurrant souffle.

After dinner, the  crowd bid for auction luxury items with buzzers at their tables. Prizes included a “bespoke luxury tree house”. It went for £140,000. One table bid £450,000 to take nine friends on a private jet to Monte Carlo where they would race the world’s largest sailing yacht – The Maltese Falcon – in the Perini Cup.

“An afternoon with the renowned designer Tom Ford” was sought after and a guest paid £165,000 for the designer and director of "A Single Man."As The Mirror noted, cardboard packaging used for a diarrhoea medicine – signed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, rockers the Kings of Leon and David Cameron - went for £120,000. Ark chairman Ian Wace held up the packet, declared it "“f*** all."

Other lots included lunch with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour (£180,000) and a ticket to movie mogul Harvey Weinsten’s Oscar Party at Soho House (£250,000).

The LK Bennett website describes Kate's evening shoe: ”The Agata sandal has a slender design with a stunning bow, for feminine elegance. In suede, to soften the clean lines of this high-heeled shoe” Currently sold out, original retailed for 175 pounds.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jane Fonda wore Chopard to the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides diamond necklace (53.5 carats) with a cushion-cut blue sapphire pendant (160 carats) set in 18k white gold paired with a diamond ring also set in 18k white gold. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Headress Fashion

Top floral designers paired up with the premiere fashion designers to create headdress fashions for the runway in New York City. This event, attended by Kelly Cutrone, Fern Mallis, and Ariana Rockefeller was to support Village Care a foundation that helps people with terminal disease.  
Andrea Helgadottir, lead makeup artist for Illamasqua created beauty looks for the elaborate headdresses. 

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Kate Walsh wore a burgundy and black abstract floral print strapless cocktail dress from the David Meister Signature Collection – available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman to the 2011 FiFi Awards.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Dentist Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD talked about two breakthrough cancer screening tests on Dr. Oz: the Velscope and the CDX brush

Facts about Oral Cancer
•             37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.
•             It will cause over 8,000 deaths this year
•             killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.
•             Of those 36,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years.

Only 15% of the population has had an oral examination, yet Oral Cancer is one of the easiest cancers to spot and diagnose.

New screening tests make it simple and painless to diagnose oral cancer:

The Velscope can see very early changes in the cells in the mouth where they become dysplastic or unhealthy. The VELscope's blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce, looking like a green apple color.  If there is an abnormality, a dysplasia or unhealthy cell, you will see the green color turn black.

If abnormal tissue appears, there is a 2nd revolutionary screening test, the Oral CDX brush.  This test is like a pap smear for your mouth.  The pap smear has had a huge impact on survival rates for cervical cancer, since routine use, cervical cancer has gone from being the 2nd to the 11th leading cause of death.

Dr. Levine speaks about these screening tests and about how to prevent Oral cancer including:
o             Limiting alcohol consumption and tobacco use
o             Limit exposure to UV radiation – excessive sun to avoid
o             Practice safe sex
o             Eat foods high in anti-oxidants

To learn more about GLO Science, please visit

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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Patrick Dempsey -- who's in the news because he's hinted that next season is likely his last on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" -- wore a John Varvatos Collection suede motorcycle jacket with zipper detail, a grey t-shirt, dark indigo jeans and a pair of distressed leather boots to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Kate Walsh attended the launch event at Forevermark in Las Vegas 2 June 2011 wearing a chic navy blue jumpsuit with front knotting by Catherine Malandrino. New York fashion designer Catherine Malandrino currently designs two separate lines.  Malandrino is the designer collection and Catherine Malandrino is the contemporary line. The jumpsuit originally retailed for $495, and was recently on sale at for $139, but they are currently sold out.