Monday, December 31, 2007
ck Calvin Klein Beauty is currently available in Europe and in select Macy's and Dillard's stores in the U.S., but it launches nationwide at Sephora in January 2008.
There will be 200 new products for Spring '08, and the colors are inspired straight from Klein's recent runway shows.
"It's about updating the face to go with the outfits they're wearing," said Carrigan. He pointed to a model with a classic nude makeup look, but with a twist. "Everyone knows how to do a nude face," he said, "but adding gold to the eyelids, going back to all the metallics on the runway, is a new way to do a nude face."
Most of the products will cost around $20. Yay!!!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sadness for hottie/hunk actor Brendan Fraser. He and his wife of nine years, Afton Smith, have decided to split. In Hollywood years, that's like 50 years, so they had a stellar run. The couple wed in 1998 in the garden at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. They have three children.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
We know him, we love him, we want to see more of him. Johnny Depp is my favorite actor. He is not only a diverse talent, but a timeless risk taker. I just saw Sweeney Todd on Friday and it was truly a treat. The music was phenomenal especially the opening number "No Place Like London."
My favorite lyric is:
"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and it's filled with people who are filled with shit!
And the vermin of the world inhabit it!"
Depp is the greatest young actor of our time. Let's celebrate some of the other magical work he's done. Rent it or buy it on DVD and invite some pals over for a Depp-a-thon. Heeeeere's Johnny!
Once Upon A Time In Mexico-Johnny has a trick arm.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Johnny as Willy Wonka. A little freaky, but still an instant classic.
Sleepy Hollow-Johnny in the pale white make up that he looks so hot in as he battles the legend of the headless horseman.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl--Johnny as a pirate.
Donnie Brasco-Johnny plays an undercover cop planted among mobsters.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape-Johnny plays the sensitive big brother to disabled Leo Dicaprio's character and son to a 600 pound mother.
Blow-Johnny plays a coke dealer.
Ed Wood-Johnny plays a cross dressing director in a black and white film.
Benny and Joon-Johnny plays a Buster Keaton type character that will still your heart and your sister.
Crybaby-Johnny Depp in a leather jacket in a John Waters film. It doesn't get better than this people.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I am not one to get all preachy when it comes to women's bodies, especially the pregnancy debate. I believe it should be (and remain) a personal choice. However, it seems the Spears sisters never had the birth control talk with their mom. If Jamie Lynn is ready to be a mom, then good for her. She has made enough money doing her Zoey 101 TV show than any other 16-year-old mom-to-be. She won't be at a financial disadvantage, but she'll suffer most of the other hardships a teen mom would have to. Or not. She won't be flipping burgers or working until her ninth month as a check out girl. Essentially, she could just hire a nanny or hand the kids off like her sister did. It's really unfair to have a debate over it or even compare her to any other teen mom. She is rich--has more than enough money to pay for diapers and formula. It doesn't matter if the baby's father is 18-year-old Casey Aldridge, a hot blonde dude she met at church. She won't need any financial support from him. The child certainly could use emotional support, but can an 18-year-old hottie be responsible enough to truly be there for a child? Probably not. I will say most of the non denominational youth groups I've been to such as Assembly of God encourage young women to get married and pregnant at a very young age--like 17, 18. Maybe she got sucked into the belief that this was God's plan for her. Maybe it is. Who the heck knows? Or it was likely just an 'accident.' All I can conclude is both Jamie Lynn and her big sister britney need to stop jumping into bed and focus on trying to raise the kids that are already in their lives. It's a complicated situation. I worry other young girls will want to copy this behavior--like it's trendy or cool to get pregnant in high school. Not that that's a new concept or anything. The Spears sisters have turned into a walking, talking after school special. The only thing we can all hope is that these kids don't suffer because of their parent's poor choices.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I'm not sure why thrill rides are turning into kill rides. But 44-year-old Jeffrey Reed died Tuesday after riding the Expedition Everest roller coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The Orlando Sentinel reported he was unconscious and unresponsive when his ride vehicle pulled into the unload area around 11:25 a.m. Another park guest who is a registered nurse and a Disney employee performed CPR but the man was gone by the time paramedics got there. This is certainly not the first death on a Disney Ride. A few people died on Mission Space in EPCOT and I remember a kid died after falling under one of the Small World boats years ago. I rode Expedition Everest once. Technically I faced the Yeti, but didn't get a good look at him because my eyes were sealed tight like a bank vault. I'm not into huge drops on thrill rides. Big Thundermountain Railroad is probably my favorite coaster. I also like the Rock n Rollercoaster starring Aerosmith at MGM Studios, but rides like The Tower of Tower and Expedition Everest are a little too intense for me. I went on Everest once and I think it was enough for me. The drop scared the bejesus out of me. It goes 50 mph forward and then switches tracks to go 40 mph backwards. Then the Yeti comes out and you drop 80 feet straight down with your heart in the your neck and your stomach in the middle of your chest. My heart goes out to Reed's family. I wish Disney had more rides like The Haunted Mansion and the pirate ride. I also wish Disney would bring back '80s classics such as my beloved Horizons, which was replaced with that dreadful Mission Space.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Rocker Steven Tyler has big lips and a big heart...he and other celebs hit South Florida for good causes
Between Art Basel and all the charity events going on the past few weeks, it's been non-stop celeb watching down here. On Thursday Dec. 6, I spotted Lucy Liu at the Masters Mystery Art Show at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Clad in a hot pink satin dress, Liu bought 20 art postcards at $50 each to benefit FIU's Masters in Fine Arts Program.
Just when I was winding down from my Charlie's Angel sighting, it was time to hit the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the Tyler Friday Dec. 7. I got to the Casino around 4:30 p.m., and literally walked right into Steven Tyler who was practically jogging through the lobby of the hotel to dodge a mob of fans screaming his name. He was carrying a black leather purse with a long shoulder strap, which I've seen him lugging before. Around 8 p.m., he made a cameo inside the Hard Rock Cafe, on a stage, behind a velvet rope and a half a dozen beefy security guys of course. He dedicated an old green Spandex stage outfit he wore in the '70s posed for some pics and was gone in a flash. He later showed up at the Ninth Annual Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash, which raised money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Tyler's friend and longtime songwriting partner, Richie Supa hit the stage with Brett James, the Nashville singer/guitarist who wrote Carrie Underwood's hit "Jesus Take The Wheel" along with two other talented female vocalists and guitarists. Tyler quietly tried to eat his dinner in the corner (which he collected from a buffet with bodyguards around him). Supermodel and motorcycle/tattoo enthusiast Niki Taylor was in the corner being lovey dovey with her new hubby, race car driver Burney Lamar. She is one of my idols. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a model and be just like her. I had met her a couple times before so I was anxious to see her again. As always, she was completely sweet to me and we chatted for a few minutes before they sat down. Tyler got on a stage and took the house down performing the many hits Supa penned for him such as "Misery," the duet he sang with Pink, Amazing and later "Chip Away the Stone" with surprise guest Vince Neil. You gotta love these guys. Rock on boys!