Friday, November 6, 2009

From Baywatch to Spray Watch...Pamela Anderson launched her Malibu fragrance line at Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel tonight to a full house

Pamela Anderson can now add perfumer to her resume. The blonde bombshell was stunning tonight in a white cotton dress as she showed off her fragrance line Malibu and Malibu Night. "Malibu is for flirtatious days, and is a great combination of wild berries, florals and vanilla," Anderson said in a press release. "Malibu Night combines pomegranate, black orchid and fresh vanilla violet aromas that really create a sensual scent."

A percentage of the profits from these perfumes will be going straight to PETA. The living room level of Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel was packed with fashionistas and paparazzi sniffing around for some good gossip. "I love the beach, so naming it Malibu was just a natural idea," Anderson said as she was whisked down a pink carpet and into a private party room where BFF Elaine Lancaster, who was out of drag tonight and unrecognizable, was waiting.

With a healthy glow and sweet attitude, Anderson was looking much fresher and more fabulous than she did at The Setai a few weeks ago for her clothing launch. Thank you for being you again Pam! I missed your sweet, sexy self.

The perfume will cost $39-$49 and be available this month at CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens,
Nordstrom and Sears.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Brad Paisley gives West Palm Beach concert goers more than just another "American Saturday Night"

There’s a reason Brad Paisley was nominated for seven Country Music Association awardsthis year. Not only is he a master of pop culture references in his lyrics, but on stage, he’s on pitch, full of energy and connects with the crowd. Cruzan Amphitheatre was packed with teenagers and 20-40 somethings Oct. 17.

When I arrived at gate eight of the amphitheatre around 7:15 p.m., and realized the concert was happening simultaneously with the South Florida Fair’s Fright Nights, I knew parking was going to be more uncomfortable than Kanye West at a Taylor Swift tribute show. The concert started at 7:30 p.m. with Jimmy Wayne. I knew I’d miss Wayne’s performance due to the parking situation, but I didn’t realize I’d miss Dierks Bentley’s set too.

The parking was insane forcing people to have to walk around the entire fair to get to the amphitheatre. Then a fight broke out at the main entrance causing a further hold up with security. With lines of cowboy hat-wearing fans meandering all over the parking lot, some opted to continue tailgating until Paisley came on stage around 9 p.m. Despite the parking debacle, Paisley’s American Saturday Night Tour was definitely worth the wait. His tour merchandise was also reasonably priced--another strong indicator of how cued into real Americans' lives this entertainer is. Hats cost $20 and T-shirts were $30, which is $10-$15 cheaper than tour merchandise typically runs.

Paisley opened with “Start A Band” and proceeded to fire off his hits to the audience like a Mossberg shotgun. “Ticks,” “Online,” “Celebrity” and “Mud On The Tires” were obvious crowd favorites. He sang the first verse of “Country Boy Can Survive” and then went into his clever, anti-metrosexual anthem, “I’m Still A Guy.”

While he’s known for his tight, bluesy guitar licks, which he amply showed off on stage, Paisley also demonstrated his chops as a graphic artist with an animation short he created just for the show. In it, a cartoon, super hero Paisley saves Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney and the members of Sugarland from horrible fates. But to balance out the silliness, there were poignant, tear-jerking portions of Paisley’s performance as well such as "Waiting On A Woman." During “When I Get Where I’m Going,” the Grammy Award-winning singer flashed pictures of deceased American legends including Johnny and June Carter Cash, Ronald Reagan, Les Paul, Dale Earnhardt and Patrick Swayze.

Paisley closed with “Alcohol” and the patriotic and inspiring song “Welcome To The Future,” which he said is his favorite tune off the album. It contains moving lyrics such as “Hey, look around it's all so clear/Wherever we were going, well we're here/Hey, so many things I never thought I'd see/Happening right in front of me.” A twangy cover of Don Henley’sBoys of Summer” was his encore. Just two days before, Paisley surprised a couple at his Jacksonville, Fla. show. The fans had purchased the one-millionth ticket to a Paisley concert in the last year. To reward them, the big-hearted entertainer gave them a new pickup truck proving when you’re a “Celebrity,” it really is adios reality.

— Joanie Cox