Jan 31, 2010

Gaga for Gaga!

The uber-talented Lady Gaga wowed the crowd with her show-stopping opening performance. Her duet with Elton John was deep and soulful. The Lady never ceases to surprise her fans!

Oh, and at least she left the blood at home and grabbed the mud instead!

Because We're All Fans

Attention A-Listers: I will be live tweeting my thoughts on the Grammy awards. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for all the gossip.

Princess Party

Princess RiRi is set to regain her thrown at tonight's Grammy awards.

Following last year's horrifying attack by then-boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna was absent from the show. This year, the style maven and songbird is back in full fashion force.

Rocking this bold asymmetrical tulle dress from Victor & Rolf at last night's, Rihanna was the belle of the ball at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party.

Fashionistas are anxiously waiting to see what look RiRi will pull off tonight. Stay tuned!

(photo credit: AP Photo/Chris Pizello)

Jan 30, 2010

Up in Smoke

Spotted: Little J puffing on a cancer stick while strolling the Upper East Side.

As Gossip Girl's queen bee, Taylor Momsen has been involved in her fair share of scandals. From those awful raccoon eyes to her lack-of-clothing to her racy on-screen scenes, Momsen has received her fair share of flack.

But now, with a cigarette in hand, Momsen is raising heads for her underage smoking. Only a mere sweet-16er, Momsen is too young to fall victim to such an addictive and deadly habit.

"She has an extra responsibility to bear as an actress idolized by little girls out there," Patrick Reynolds, director of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free America. "...Smoking sends the wrong message to kids. Evidence shows that stars do influence kids to smoke."

Will this cause Little J's career to go up in smoke?

(image credit: PacificCoastNews.com)

Win a Date with Kate

LOST star Evangeline Lilly is putting herself on the auction block to raise money for Rawanda. Lilly has made herself available for three lunches in three different cities: Vancouver, Honolulu and Los Angeles. Possible topics to discuss: LOST questions, industry questions and questions about Lilly and her crazy life in Hollywood. Visit www.gocampaign.org to donate to Rwanada and increase your chances of winning a date with Kate!

Viva la Vida

Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend, Camilla Alves, posted a picture of their new daughter on his official website. With the caption "our latest family member, Vida Alves McConaughey," the world finally got a glimpse of Hollywood's newest super baby. I'm sure Vida will grow up to be just as cute as her big brother, Levi!

Jan 29, 2010

A Match Made in Olympic Heaven

Marc Jacobs is spreading the Olympic spirit across Canada with a limited edition Marc by Marc Jacobs tee, exclusively sold at Holt Renfrew. The adorable screen-print features two illustrated snowboarders on a chairlift and comes in red, blue, black, white and grey. The exclusive find is available for $65 at all Holts locations across Canada. Celebrating Olympic spirit never looked so good!

Update: Holt Refrew is receiving a lot of flack on their Facebook page for partnering with MJ. Former Canadian fans claim that this partnership is a marketing fail, given that MJ is not even Canadian. What do you think of the controversy?

(photo by Holt Renfrew)

Jan 28, 2010

Hating on the Cat Lady

Heidi Montag's newly enhanced body is not feeling the love.

Following her staggering 10 procedures, Heidi, 23, has been bombarded with a ton of spiteful hate mail. It seems like fans and the concerned public are just not that into her extreme makeover. The most hurtful of the bunch claimed that Heidi's plastic surgery was against God's will, says a source. Obviously this person forgot that God created Dr. Mark Ryan to fix Heidi's appearance.

The hate mail has left Heidi feeling down, so her husband, the infamous Spencer Pratt, has been helping to cheer her up. Spencer has really stepped up to the plate, ordering seven bunches of flowers and tending to his wife's every need.

However, Spencer is not happy with Heidi's new look. A source says that Spencer feels "she looks like Cat Lady" and "it's all a little too much." The source goes on to say that, "Spencer loved how Heidi looked before this surgery. Because she's still swollen and the surgery hasn't settled yet, he's a bit shocked."

So are we, Spencer. So are we.

Jan 27, 2010

Is the End Near?

Walker family dinners will never be the same without opinionated Kitty spearheading the debates.

According to reports, Brothers & Sisters star Calista Flockhart will be working a reduced schedule next season. An ABC spokesperson declined to comment, except to say that Flockhart will remain a series regular. The news comes on the heels of Rob Lowe's statement that he is leaving the show at the end of the season.

A Brothers & Sisters insider confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Flockhart's lighter workload contributed to Lowe's decision to leave. Having his TV spouse appearing in fewer episodes would have diminished his role.

Flockhart and Lowe's departures may not bode well for the future of the show. They would be the third series regulars to leave, or have diminished airtime, following Balthazar Getty's lead.

What do you think will happen to the beloved Walker family?

Jan 26, 2010

Celebrity Twitter Talk

Attention A Listers - I have finally cracked the celebrity Twitter code.

It finally happened: a celebrity responded to my tweet. Now, my Twitter goal has never been about garnering celebrity attention. While it is an added value, my real mission on Twitter has been to engage my followers and provide them with the juicy gossip everyone wants, even if they won't publicly admit it.

My new Twitter pal (does one tweet allow me to call her my friend?!), Denise Richards, is an interesting brand of celebrity. She rose to fame as a Bond Girl in The World is Enough and as Neve Campbell's make-out partner in Wild Things. From there, Denise married Charlie Sheen, had two beautiful girls, and watched her messy divorce unfold in the eyes of the media.

Filing for divorce while carrying your husband's baby is a huge attention-getting move. So is dating your very-former-best-friend's (Heather Locklear) very-recent-ex, Richie Sambora. While I do NOT believe Denise intentionally did either of these things for the publicity, these moves obviously helped keep her in the limelight. Following her split from Sambora, Denise signed on to star in her own Ryan Seacrest-produced E! reality show, It's Complicated.

Today, Denise made an appearance on Oprah to talk about her life with, and after, Charlie. With her Dad in the audience for support, Denise opened up about Charlie's abuse and her reasons for divorce. While I do commend her for speaking up about such a sensitive subject, I do find the timing quite suspect. For those of you living under a rock or not reading The A List, Charlie was arrested over the Christmas holidays for abusing his new wife, Brooke.

I took to Twitter to address my thoughts on the issue.
Watching @Denise_Richards on Oprah. She seems sweet but is it all for publicity? Good PR? The Charlie card has been played out enough...
Surprisingly, Denise actually tweeted me back. She retaliated,
@aglicksman I've actually never talked about this stuff. hope to inspire others that are in a situation like I was...
Wow! A genuine celebrity tweet. Maybe not the most sound of conversations, but at least it got the ball rolling. I do think that she is inspiring to women in the same horrible situation she was in, but my tweet was referring to how she always needs to use Charlie to garner publicity. She no longer has much merit as a celebrity unless her Charlie connection is needed. With the suspicious timing of her interview to the Charlie-Brooke situation, hopefully now she can understand my reasoning for the tweet.

Thanks for helping me break the celebrity Twitter code Denise!

Jan 25, 2010

Beat-Her-Down Photo Scandal

Chris Brown needs to hire some new PR people, stat.

The singer has been trying to revamp his image since last February, when his abusive tendencies were made public. Following a Grammy pre-party, Brown physically abused then-girlfriend Rihanna. While harming the pop-princess (or any princess, for that matter) was his first big mistake, things only got worse for Brown when photos of a battered Rihanna were leaked on the web. After keeping quiet for quite some time, Brown finally made a public statement. Or two. Or 10.

Despite his ernest efforts, Brown was not vindicated in the court of public opinion. His fans had switched teams, preferring to bat with Rihanna, the pop-princess phoenix who had risen from the flames. Brown's third album, Graffiti, was an epic failure, and his previous hits are garnering significantly less air-time.

At this point, a savvy celebrity would have realized the value in hiring a good PR team. Brown was and is still in desperate need of revamping his image, of reclaiming his throne. Instead of keeping a low-profile, Brown has decided to remind his audience of why we dislike him.

Brown posed for a picture with uber-designer Jean-Paul Gaultier at his pro-fighter fashion show, featuring models, and the designer himself, with fake blood and bruises. Why Brown thought this would be a good idea is beyond me. As a meager PR student, even I know the value of branding, imaging and representation.

My advice: hire a good PR team and stay away from bloody, bruised individuals, no matter how famous they may be.

(image via Fame Pictures)


8 more sleeps!

Shout out to avid A List reader AZ for the link

Music Monday: RENT

SPOTTED: A-listers belting out hits from the smash Broadway hint RENT last night at Toronto's Canon Theatre.

With a highly successful three-week run, last night's final performance was a show to remember. With original cast members Anthony Rapp (Marc) and Adam Pascal (Roger) singing front and centre, it was impossible not to feel the energy and warmth in the cozy theatre.

Theatergoers were treated to dazzling performances of hits like Seasons of Love, Take me Out Tonight, I'll Cover You, and my personal favorite, La Vie Boheme. It seemed that every audience member was a RENT fan, as you could hear a soft rumble of not-so-great voices singing along. With a gigantic smile and chills up and down my spine, I was more than happy to oblige to moo with Maureen during her rendition of Over the Moon.

The most magical part of the evening was after the show when Anthony Rapp greeted his awaiting fans. Gracious enough to sign a few dozen autographs, he then proceeded to walk down Yonge Street like the rest of us. I swear - the image below is his autograph. Most interesting was seeing how fanatical some fans are. While some hyperventilate at the idea of seeing Adam Pascal up close and personal, others were decked out in matching Maureen and Joanne outfits. One girl even had a huge hardcover "original" RENT book. She was quite possessive over it too! Regardless of the fan type, the warm glow was evident on everyone's face and it is a play that I will never forget.

Since video and photography were strictly prohibited, and I'm a goody-goody who tries to never break the rules, you A-List readers will have to make due with some song clips from the movie. Enjoy!

Jan 22, 2010

The Rise and Fall of Oceanic 815...

...In real time.

It's amazing. As any LOST fan will love and appreciate, the video crunches the events of Sept 22, 2004. Taking cues from 24's impressive production, the video originally tweeted by producer Damon Lindelof is a LOST fan's dream.

Enjoy watching the event's unfold and remember, only 11 sleeps until the final season premieres!

Check out a LOST blog I came across today. One of the writer's tweeted me to let me know that I was mentioned on the blog. Thanks @Loster21

Side note: Last LOST related post. Promise!

Jan 21, 2010

Nike's Dharma Initiative

In anticipation of the final season of LOST, Nike has released a shoe inspired by the hit show's DHARMA Initiative.

The beige color matches that of the DHARMA uniforms, while the "SHOE" label appears on both sides of the insole and heel-tab, referring to the distribution of supplies on the island. I can picture Sawyer, or LaFleur as he is known in the DHARMA camp, wearing these snazzy shoes. I'm sure the Nike symbol would be airbrushed off, though.

This eco-friendly "considered design" shoe is the perfect accessory for any LOST viewing party. Find yours today at select SB accounts.

12 more sleeps until LOST!

(via HypeBeat)

Lowe Out

Rob Lowe is departing Brothers & Sisters later this season.

In the much-loved ABC drama, Lowe plays Senator Robert McCallister, wife to Calista Flockhart's Kitty. His character has recently endured a number of hardships, including a heart attack, his wife's affair and his wife's cancer.

According to Deadline Hollywood, which first broke the news, Lowe felt he was being underutilized and asked to be released from his contract. The network granted his request and he will leave at the end of the season. Lowe's spokesperson confirmed his departure.

No word yet on how ABC plans to kill off the hunky politician. The most likely option is a Robert-Kitty divorce. With Kitty set to run for office, Robert's ego is sure to get bruised.

Jan 20, 2010

Octo-Mom's Bikini Bod

Media whore Nadya Suleman has decided to stop directly pimping out her children and focus on what her momma gave her. Posing on the new issue of Star magazine, Suleman is looking all sorts of slender and lean. With her tight abs featured front and center, it hard to believe she gave birth to octuplets a mere 12 months ago (Jan 26, 2009). Even harder to believe? That she attained that body without plastic surgery.

Prior to giving birth to the octobabies, Suleman had already given birth to seven other children. This brings her grand total to eight pregnancies and 15 children. While this is ridiculous in itself, what is even crazier is that she expects us to believe that she bounced back from this body. It looks positively painful!

Basically, The A List believes that there is NO WAY Octo-Mom was able to regain her body post-babies. After all, if original super mom Kate Gosselin needed a nip/tuck after being pregnant with sextuplets, how could Suleman go au natural after octuplets?!

Whatever the case, it is obvious Suleman had some  sort of "help" fighting the baby bulge. I would not be surprised if she is featured on the ads of a diet program or weight loss supplement company in the coming months. Nor would I be surprised if she underwent secret plastic surgery which will air on a much publicized television special later this year. Whatever the case, I hope someone rewards her with some cold hard cash for all her obvious hard work. She has fifteen mouths to feed!

Tiger Spotting

Call of the manhunt and put away your stun-guns, the National Enquirer claims to have found Tiger Woods.

The gossip rag and its online affiliate, Radar Online, claim that the grainy photo is indeed of the golfing great. Although it is entirely possible that it is of another dark-skinned male look-alike, they are firmly stating that Tiger has been caught.

If the man in question is indeed Tiger, it would mark the first time he has been seen in public since crashing his car into a tree shortly after Thanksgiving. The gossip sites claim that he checked into the Gentle Path program, part of Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services. Tiger is being treated in the center's sexual addiction program.

While the identity of the man photo is still questionable, National Enquirer gains some credibility for being the first outlet to report on the affair and identifying Tiger's number one mistress, Rachel Uchitel. After that report went public, more than 14 women were linked to Tiger and his secret life of cheating became public. Oh, and his wife beat him and took the kids to Sweden for the holidays.

So, has Tiger been found?

"I Feel Very Plastic"

Heidi Montag, aka the new Cat Lady, opens up to Extra TV's Billy Bush.

Her comment about feeling plastic is only one of her startling revelations. The reality star also admits she almost died following surgery, claiming "I had too much Demerol, just like Michael Jackson did." Another tasty tidbit: "God created me...and God created Dr. Frank Ryan."

The video also shows Heidi blaming MTV's The After Show for her insecurities. When telling Billy her reasons for getting plastic surgery, she cites the insensitive drawings hosts Jessi and Dan drew on her "Jay Leno" chin. Click here to see what the hosts had to say in defense of her statement. Pretty good PR for the after show!

Jan 19, 2010

Glee's Journey Is Just Beginning

Using Twitter, the communication method du jour, the gleeks have announced an upcoming tour!

Cory Monteith, aka Finn Hudson, tweeted, "there is going to be a live #glee concert tour! in select cities; limited appearances. announcement and details coming soon. so excited!!!"

His costar, the lovely Lea Michele, also broke the news via Twitter. She said, "Hey everyone! A big announcement coming at the end of the month about our next Glee tour! Lots of singing and dancing to come!!!"

How amazing does this sound? I am already practicing refreshing my browser so I will be in tip-top ticket-buying shape.

But what I really want to know is if Puck will serenade another nice Jewish girl, me.

The Times Slams Dexter Star

Apparently the New York Times is behind on their celebrity news and failed to do their homework before publishing a rather insensitive tweet.

During the Golden Globes, the Time's Moment was tweeting about Dexter's Michael C. Hall, who has been battling cancer. The blogger obviously failed celebrity reporting 101, never poke fun at star's health, as his tweet was unnecessary and completely insensitive:
Is Michael C. Hall playing Bob Marley in an upcoming movie? Don't get the hat or what he is hiding under it.
It is safe to assume that the "reporter" got bombarded with an overwhelming response from followers, as an apology was issued in the next tweet.
So sorry that Michael C. Hall has had cancer. Thanks for clarifying why he is wearing a knitted skull cap.
The NYT should be ashamed of themselves. While it is their job to cover celebrity events, they should ensure that they have proper backgrounds on all stars prior to tweeting about them. I'm surprised this story has not gotten more attention, but thankfully for NYT, they will be avoiding a PR nightmare.

Hall is not letting this debacle rain on his parade. In addition to celebrating his remission, he is also celebrating his Golden Globe award for best actor in a television series. Mazel Tov!

* Michael C. Hall made an announcement on January 13, 2010 that he is undergoing treatment for cancer and the disease is in remission. Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is considered highly treatable with potential for a full recovery. His rep says that Hall's cancer is in complete remission and treatment will carry on as planned.

Golden Girls

The 67th Golden Globe awards presented an opportunity for stars to poke fun of NBC, raise a glass to host Ricky Gervais, show off their charitable sides and dazzle in stunning couture concoctions.

Award season is a stylist's best dream and worst nightmare. With the pressure on to find a unique, flattering and show-stopping previously unworn designer gown, stylists flock to mecca design-houses. Last night's designers of choice include Oscar de la Renta (Lea Michele), Gucci (Olivia Wilde), Dolce and Gabbana (Emily Blunt), Versace (Jennifer Garner) and Atelier Yves Saint Laurent (Kate Winslet). While Hollywood's leading ladies looking stunning, few of the choices spoke to me. Jennifer Aniston played it safe in basic black, albeit with a thigh-high slit, and Cameron Diaz stuck to her go-to LRD (little red dress).

The House star showed off her wild side in a plunging, metallic beaded Gucci gown. Showing off her charitable side, Olivia Wilde revealed that on the red carpet that her gown is being auctioned off to benefit Haiti.

Rachel Zoe earned her stars as Hollywood's go-to stylist for dressing Jennifer Garner in this sparkling nude Versace number. The dress accentuated Jen's envious post-baby curves and created the perfect  sweet yet sultry look.

Last year's best actress winner, Kate Winslet, looked drop-dead gorgeous in this black number. The dress played up Winslet's enviable real-woman figure while the one-shoulder and sparkles added a much-needed A-List oomph.

Glee's breakout star, Lea Michele, looked ravishing in this Oscar de la Renta creation. She seemed to float down the red carpet and looked beyond elegant while accepting the award for best television series. You made gleeks everywhere proud, Lea!

There was something about Emily Blunt's dress that spoke to me. The Dolce and Gabbana achieved an sweet yet edgy look with the pale pink color and the distressed fabric. Emily looked fit and fabulous, perhaps in preparation for her upcoming nuptials to fiance John Krasinski? 

The evening's shining star was True Blood actress Anna Pacquin. On the arms of her dapper fiance and costar Stephen Moyer, the starlet was dazzling in her gold gown. The color perfectly highlighted her California blond tresses and made her skin glow. Utter perfection.

Jan 18, 2010

Music Monday: Miley and Timbo

The teen queen and the hip-hop megastar have teamed up on this hot new track.

Miley Cyrus and Timbaland's If We Ever Meet Again is soulfel yet has the power to invoke fist pumps from the Jersey Shore crowd.

Enjoy the fabulosity!

NBC is in the Toilet...

...According to Julia Roberts, that is.

While being interviewed on the red carpet for the Golden Globes, the movie star has some choice words for the network. Fellow actor Tom Hanks (alongside his wife, Rita Wilson) added some comedic flair to Billy Bush's interview.

I'm sure this is not helping NBC's PR problem. Whose team are you on - Leno or Conan?

Team CoCo all the way!

Jan 15, 2010

GTL: Little People Edition

You know the situation has intensified when kids are sporting fake tans and parodying Snooki and crew. In a new video posted on Babelgum, kids were transformed into the Jersey Shore cast.

The PR team for Jersey Shore/MTV has definitely been enjoying the benefits that come with having a hit show. Although there is not much substance involved, and the cast's daily activities involve hitting the gym, tanning and laundry, the PR team worked hard to make these guidos and guidettes the flavor of the month. Enjoy the magazine spreads and appearance fees while they last!

Jan 14, 2010

Baywatch, The Hills Years

Was Heidi Montag's surgery inspiration the infamous Pamela Anderson?

The reality star seems to be channeling the former Baywatch-er in her People magazine spread. Showing off her new assets, Montag says that the surgery helped her become "the best me." What I want to know is if Heidi is planning to audition for a not-yet-announced remake of the show that made Pam a star.

Jan 13, 2010

The Power of Young Hollywood

Has Young Hollywood discovered the next Susan Boyle?

Pint-size, mega-voice singer Agnes has become an overnight singing sensation. Already gaining notoriety among young Hollywood, celebrities like Lauren ConradNicole Richie and Whitney Port have Tweeted about the new It Girl.

Agnes is not just a random wanna-be celebrity, though. The daughter of uber-designer Max Azria and his wife (and creative director of BCBGMAXAZRIA) Lubov Azria, Agnes, 12, has had help raising her profile. With the assistance of her socialite sister Sofia and her gaggle of hotshot friends, Agnes' debut video has made a splash on Twitter. Her mother even joined in on the fun, claiming that Sofia and her friends made Agnes "internet famous" in 10 minutes.

What will become of Agnes' insta-fame is a story worth watching.

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People's Pure Plastic

Heidi Montag is now officially a Barbie doll: blonde, busty and plastic.

The reality show star and aspiring singer has opened up to People magazine about her new body. Heidi reveals that she had a staggering 10 procedures done in one day. Keeping her family in the dark, she began her transform to become "the best me" on Nov. 20. The former Playboy cover star had her breasts enlarged (again!), her chin reduced, and her nose redone. You can find out what the rest of her transformation is in the new issue of People magazine, out tomorrow, but The A List guesses she got some type of eye lift.

Opening up to the media about the procedures is a regrettable decision for Heidi. Her scores of young fans will learn that plastic surgery is the only way to be happy. Heidi's decision to undergo the intense transformation and talk to the media should come as no surprise to you pop culture fanatics. Along with her husband Spencer, Heidi savors any opportunity to be front and centre. The media whore duo, Speidi, will likely come to regret this decision as self-esteem will be dropping worldwide. Contrary to the advice in their book "How to be Famous," not all publicity is good (i.e. smart) publicity.

Update: Heidi received the following procedures...
1. Mini brow lift
2. Botox in forehead and frown area
3. Nose job revision
4. Fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips
5. Chin reduction
6. Neck liposuction
7. Ears pinned back
8. Breast augmentation revision
9. Liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs
10. Buttock augmentation

Jan 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Harlow!

The girl who spawned a jewelry and apparel line has reached the terrible twos!

Harlow Winter Kate Madden, the daughter of socialite/designer/actress/author Nicole Richie and rocker/DJ Joel Madden, turns two today. While her birth was a welcome surprise to her parents, it ultimately helped raise the celebrity status of Nicole. After announcing her pregnancy, Nicole was able to avoid heavy jail time. Following Harlow's birth, Nicole created the House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line and the upcoming Winter Kate apparel line.

The adorable tot received special messages on Twitter from her famous parents and other celebrity well-wishers. Dad Joel tweeted, "Happy Birthday to the most beautiful little girl in the world. Harlow makes me proud every. single. day. I'm blessed."

Mom Nicole alluded to the pint-size cutie's birthday fun with her tweet. "Up super early sneaking around the house in the dark setting up surprises for when my birthday girl wakes up!" Nicole also mentioned Harlow's birthday twin, Mary J. Blige with a second tweet. "Harlow & Mary J. Blige are having a joint birthday party tonight. I wasn't invited. But I heard it's gonna be POPPIN"!!" Wish I was invited!

(Images via People Magazine)

Singing the Simple Life

Music sensation Ke$ha has been rocking the charts with her catchy hit Tik Tok. But before she hit it big and adopted the $, Kesha Rose Sebert was featured on an episode of The Simple Life. Apparently hanging out with socialites-cum-actresses Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie inspired Kesha to move on to bigger and better things. Now Ke$ha is busy getting pedicures on her toes, trying on her clothes and having boys blow up her phones.

Watch Ke$ha's transformation below.

Jan 10, 2010

Till Strippers Do Us Part

Queen of the beats Fergie and Las Vegas hottie Josh Duhamel renewed their vows this weekend.

The pair were rocked by scandal in late 2009 after Josh reportedly bedded a stripper. On January 10, the eve of their first anniversary, Fergie and Josh renewed their wedding vows in a top secret ceremony outside of Santa Barbara. While the original celebration included a guest list of Hollywood elite, this time around the pair decided to go the intimate route and were joined only by a minister.

A source reveals that Fergie was crying and seemed very emotional during the 15 minute ceremony. Perhaps Josh's vow to never hook up with another girl willing to sell her story to US Weekly really tugged on the Black Eyed Peas singer's heartstrings.

Here's to hoping the happy couple makes it to 2011!

Obama vs. LOST

After originally alluding to the postponement of the season six premiere of LOST for a State of the Union address, President Obama must have given in to the power of the island.

The president of the land of the free has wisely chosen to forego the February 2 time slot he was planning to use to address his country. Instead, anxious viewers will be able to tune in and answer some of the island's most pertinent mysteries. LOST creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have promised fans that the sixth and final season will reveal the island's secrets. What happened to Juliet when she detonated the bomb? Did the bomb prevent Oceanic 815 from crashing? The creators have also promised that missing character Claire (Emilie de Ravin) will return.

Fans have Twitter to thank for keeping their precious show's air date. A #NoStateofUnionFeb2 hashtag was seen on thousands of Twitter pages last week, including mine. On January 8, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that the annual speech will definitely not land on February 2.

LOST creators Lindelof and Cuse took to their Twitter pages to express their joy. Lindelof tweeted, "OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!! Groundhog Day is OURS!!!!!!!! (God Bless America)." Cuse tweeted the more low-key, "No State of the Union conflict with LOST! We go Feb. 2!" He followed up with the witty, "In exchange for moving his speech, Damon and I promise to answer ANY questions the President has about LOST."

Once again, the world is at peace. The power of Twitter has brilliantly highlighted yet again and LOSTies can enjoy the final season in peace.

Teen Drama: Winter Edition

Eager to amp up their ratings, the CW is introducing a new show to its winter line-up, Life Unexpected.

After spending her life bouncing from one foster family to another, 15 year old Lux has decided to become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate "Baze" Bazile, who lives like an aging frat-boy and is astonished to learn he has a daughter. Lux is equally astonished to learn that her mother is Cate Cassidy, a star on local radio, along with her boyfriend, Ryan Thomas. When a judge grants temporary custody of Lux to Baze and Cate, they agree to make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves. 

Sounds heartwarming, right. Personally, I am excited to see Rowell and Swimfan alum Shiri Appleby play the uptight Cate. And Baze's Kristoffer Polaha is pretty easy on the eyes. The show also features former Dawson's Creek-er Kerr Smith aka Jack McPhee. Nice to see he finally found some work!

Will YOU be tuning in this winter?

Jan 9, 2010

These are a few of my NEW Favorite Things...

I was so looking forward to catching some rays and bronzing myself in Miami. I had a different bathing suit for every day of the week in my seriously overweight suitcase and had my bottle of L'Oreal Professional solar sublime ready to go. Unfortunately, I only clocked 4 days of tanning time and gained a new best friend: Aventura. The Miami staple was my go to hot spot to escape the chilly 8-degree weather. Below are a few of my favorite finds: 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q - Groove Satchel

Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Small Flap Case

Michael Kors Silver Midsized Chronograph Watch

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Aviators

Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats

Aqua Plaid Cotton Gauze Tunic

AlephBet "aleph" bracelet

An A-List Celebration

For my 23rd birthday, I had an intimate A-List affair with my nearest and dearest. I had just arrived home from a three-week vacation in not-so-sunny Miami and was so happy to see my friends.
A few of the A-List attendees

The event took place at my boyfriend's house and was a smorgasbord of my favorite foods: United Baker's greek salad, King David's pizza and a sushi platter from Sushi Inn. Dessert included the ubiquitous Baskin & Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream cake and a variety of packaged goods. The piece de resistance was The A-List inspired sweets from Toronto bakery Lollicakes.

The A-List rice krispie squares were a huge hit with my friends and perfectly captured the essence of me and my pet project. To represent this blog, they were shaped as lips and adorned with white chocolate lettering. Aside from being absolutely delicious, they were darling and the perfect centerpiece. The accompanying mini cupcakes followed the A-List theme, as they too had a lip motif. Thank you to Stef and Lollicakes for creating such an amazing birthday treat!
I truly have the best friends an A-Lister could ask for. Thank you to everyone who sent along well wishes and helped me celebrate.

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