Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NEW VIDEO FROM E-40 “SPEND THE NIGHT” Feat. Laroo, the db’z, droop-e & b-slimm

NEW VIDEO FROM
E-40
“SPEND THE NIGHT”
Feat. Laroo, the db’z, droop-e & b-slimm

 another
smash hit from the
revenue retrievin’ night shift






Thursday, August 26, 2010

HOLLYWOOD ON THE VINE MOVIES, MUSIC AND CELEBRITY PARTIES INVADE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY



HOLLYWOOD ON THE VINE

MOVIES, MUSIC AND CELEBRITY PARTIES INVADE
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

TICKETS ON SALE FOR TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2010)Southern California’s wine country will be invaded by film, music and celebrities during the 16th Annual Temecula Valley International Film Festival, September 15-19, 2010.  The internationally renowned festival is comprised of more than 150 screenings of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world, a two-day music festival, film and music industry workshops, celebrity studded parties and a marketplace bazaar in the Southern California wine country town of Temecula.  Career Achievement Awards will be presented to actor Eric Roberts (THE EXPENDABLES, DARK KNIGHT) for acting, and pop legend Kenny Loggins (FOOTLOOSE, THIS IS IT) for music.  San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television and Film will be honored for their Academic Excellence in the Arts.  Lifetime Achievement recipients will be announced shortly.  Tickets go on sale August 30 online at www.tviff.com or by phone at (951) 699-5514.

Known for its rolling hills, wineries, hot air balloon rides, western heritage and spa getaways, Temecula is within a two hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs.  Hotel packages beginning at $99/night are available through sponsor hotels such as the Pechanga Resort & Casino, Embassy Suites, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Hampton Inn and Quality Inn.  Package details are posted at www.tviff.com

The opening night film will be the Canadian feature St. Roz, a light-hearted comedy about a weight-loss center mogul and her overweight daughter whose lives are turned upside down when a religious statue helps the daughter lose weight and simultaneously brings down the $40 billion weight loss industry.  Opening night festivities begin at 5:00 pm at the Movie Experience in Tower Plaza shopping center.  The celebration includes an all-star vintage car parade and red carpet arrivals of more than 200 filmmakers and musicians whose works will be showcased during the festival.  Following the screening, film and music fans join the filmmakers and musicians at the after party where wines by Temecula’s Monte Oro Winery will be served. St. Roz producer/director Gregory Sheppard and producer/actor Michael Lamport will be in attendance.  Admission to the party and screening is $35. 

Actor Eric Roberts and pop icon Kenny Loggins will be feted at the Festivals’ Black Tie Awards Gala on September 19 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom, 25000 Pechanga Parkway in Temecula.  Music legend and 15-time Grammy Award winner David Foster will present Loggins with an Outstanding Career Achievement in Music Award.  Roberts will receive an Outstanding Career Achievement Award in Acting Award.  San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television and Film will be honored for their Academic Excellence in the Arts.  The star-studded affair will honor significant film and music icons of the past and present with Lifetime and/or Outstanding Career Achievement Awards.  The event is open to the public.  Tickets
are $100.  

Tickets for all screenings, concerts, parties and workshops are available beginning August 30 at www.tviff.com or by calling (951) 699-5514.  Screenings and workshops will be held at the Movie Experience in the Tower Plaza shopping center, 27531 Ynez Road, Temecula. 

SCREENINGS
·        Opening Night film only
·        Opening Night screening and After Party
·        Screenings (Thursday – Sunday)
·        Senior/Students (Thursday – Sunday)
·        Film Pass

$15
$35
$10
$8
$25
CONCERTS
·        Admission

$5
PARTIES
·        Opening Night screening and After Party
·        Black Tie Gala (closing night)

$25
$100
WORKSHOPS
·        Individual workshop
·        Workshop Series Pass

$10
$25


The 16th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Musical Festival is sponsored by the City of Temecula.  Produced by the Cinema Entertainment Alliance, a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to celebrating world cinema and music, the festival has screened more than 1,500 films from more than 20 countries since 1995.  Temecula is almost equidistant from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California.  A full schedule of films, workshops, concerts, lodging and more is available at www.tviff.com or by calling (951) 699-5514.

Event Alert: Joel Gaines Performs Big City Jazz this Friday

Joel Gaines
It's been a long, busy, hectic week.  But if you are in Los Angeles, you are in luck.  Keyboard master Joel Gaines is performing his musical magic at Big City Jazz in Long Beach, this Friday, 8/27/10 - and you are on the guest list ! (Well if you  email me atjazzmynepr@gmail.com you are !

Go now to http://www.JoelGainesMusic.com to take a listen to what you are in store for live!  Mellow... melodic... mesmerizing ...  hmmmm.... jazz on a Friday night with Joel  ....yeah - life is grand again ... !

Big City Jazz - this Friday and Every Friday at:

Showtime:  9:00 p.m.
The Cellar Night Club

201 East Broadway 
Long Beach, CA  90802

... and the DJ is gonna light up the dance floor afterwards ... full details at:

http://www.thelooponline.com/email/bigcityjazz0827.html

Comp RSVP/ guest list:  jazzmynepr@gmail.com

You know you wanna get ya' groove on !

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

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Beverly Hills, CA — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.
“Each of these honorees has touched movie audiences worldwide and influenced the motion picture industry through their work,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “It will be an honor to celebrate their extraordinary achievements and contributions at the Governors Awards.”
Brownlow is widely regarded as the preeminent historian of the silent film era as well as a preservationist. Among his many silent film restoration projects are Abel Gance’s 1927 epic “Napoleon,” Rex Ingram’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1921) and “The Thief of Bagdad” (1924), starring Douglas Fairbanks. Brownlow has authored, among others, The Parade’s Gone By; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Hollywood: The Pioneers; Behind the Mask of Innocence; David Lean; and Mary Pickford Rediscovered. His documentaries include “Hollywood,” “Unknown Chaplin,” “Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow,” “Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius” and “D.W. Griffith: Father of Film,” all with David Gill; Brownlow also directed “Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic” and “Garbo,” the latter with Christopher Bird.
Coppola began his film career in the early 1960s making low-budget films with 2009 Honorary Award recipient Roger Corman. By the end of the 1970s he had won five Oscars®: Best Picture (“The Godfather Part II”); Directing (“The Godfather Part II”) and Writing (“Patton,” “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II”). Among his numerous producing credits are “American Graffiti, “Gardens of Stone,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” “Jack” and “Tetro.” In 1969 he established American Zoetrope, an independent film studio that helped launch the careers of George Lucas and Carroll Ballard, and has since produced more than 30 films, including “The Black Stallion,” “The Outsiders,” “Lost in Translation” and “The Good Shepherd.”
A key figure in the French New Wave movement, Godard started out writing about cinema before beginning to make his own short films. His influential first feature, “Breathless” (1960), impressed audiences and filmmakers alike with its jazzy take on the American crime film. For fifty years, Godard has continued to write and direct challenging, and sometimes controversial, films that have established his reputation as one of the seminal modernists in the history of cinema. His more than 70 features include “Contempt,” “Alphaville,” “Weekend” and “King Lear.” Godard is also credited with having influenced numerous contemporary directors, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarantino.
Born in Brooklyn in 1915, Wallach made his debut film appearance in Elia Kazan’s 1956 feature “Baby Doll,” starring alongside Karl Malden and Carroll Baker. Since then he has starred in more than 50 features including “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Misfits,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “The Godfather, Part III” and “The Holiday.” Throughout his lengthy career, Wallach has worked with such directors and actors as Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, Clark Gable, John Huston, Sergio Leone, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Gregory Peck and Kate Winslet. Wallach will next be seen in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
The Honorary Award, an Oscar® statuette, is given to an individual for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
The Thalberg Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is given to “a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”
The Governors Awards presentation will be produced for the Academy by producer Sid Ganis with Don Mischer Productions.

Joel Evan Tye Lands Co-starring Role in Upcoming Series “Spin the Bottle”

Photo by Barry King for Wireimage.com
Exclusive Photo Session
 
Joel Evan Tye Lands Co-starring Role in Upcoming Series “Spin the Bottle
Sir JET Strikes a Pose for EXCLUSIVE WireImage Photo Shoot with Barry King

Media Giants – West Hollywood, CA (August 25, 2010) *** For all those who can’t get enough of international sex symbol Sir JET aka Joel Evan Tye, the actor/singer/model has landed a starring role in Matthew Barnard’s “Spin the Bottle” series. The upcoming prolific web series will feature Tye playing the role of Perry. Perry is a caterer and boyfriend to Roy - the series lead character.
"The final title of the show is now ‘Spin the Bottle.’ As everyone knows that is a party game and involves kissing and having a good time,” states Matthew Barnard. “I describe it as 6 friends who all support each other as they handle life, love, marriage, divorce and careers and all the other bumps in the road."
After Tye auditioned for the part, Bernard rethought the character of Perry’s importance. Capitalizing on Tye’s comedic skill and incredible sex appeal, the role of Perry was reworked by Bernard to allow Tye to appear as a lead "co-star" character throughout the series.
“Appearing in ‘Spin the Bottle’ is really exciting for me,” states Joel Evan Tye. “I am so looking forward to working with Matthew Barnard and the awesome cast on this brilliant project.” 
Joel Evan Tye (aka Sir JET) recently featured in an special EXCLUSIVE WireImage photoshoot shot by Barry King and also attended the Lalas Burlesque VIP Industry Night at Bardot Hollywood. 
Please visit the following links to view the photos:
 
 
Follow Sir JET on Twitter: @iamsirjet
ABOUT SIR JET:
Sir JET (aka Joel Evan Tye) is an American singer/songwriter has released two albums independently. His freshman album “Enjoy the Sadness,” (March 2007). The album received rave media reviews in both the United States and Europe including the blog site Beautiful Magazine, which first introduced Evan to the world. His sophomore album, “Embracing the Light”…and then some explored Evan’s take on the levels of human existence, from the average guy next door to being on a quest for higher enlightenment. Evan describes the album as “a fusion between singer/songwriter, Latin pop, J-pop, and Deepak Chopra.” The first single and video from “Embracing,” titled “I’ll Keep Smiling,” (January 2009) made a big impact in clubs and on cable television programming. 
With his movie star looks and thirst for creative growth, this enigmatic artist’s popularity is growing exponentially. Sir JET was named one of the “artists to watch” in 2009 in a syndicated wire article that has run in several U.S. publications and in Canada. Evan has also appeared on television and radio shows throughout the U.S. Future projects for Sir JET include several regional performances and plans for a third album. His latest single “Storm” is available now on iTunes and CD Baby. Sir JET continues to model for fitness and clothing and is currently working on his next release, “Feelin’ Dirty” featuring French Kiss. He can also be seen performing comedic improv weekly at Bang Studio in Hollywood
Please visit http://www.joelevanmusic.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Actors, J.D. Hall and Ted Lange, great friends in life become archenemies in new thrilling play “Let Freedom Ring” set to open at The Stella Adler Theatre, Friday September 3rd

Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, August 24th, 20010 --Actors J.D. Hall (Baltimore native) andTed Lange (Oakland native) sit down with Mario Hemsley and Victor Allen of Pax Stereo TV in an exclusive interview to discuss a new riveting play “Let Freedom Ring”written/ produced by and starring Ted Lange (Isaac in Love Boat), set to open at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, on Friday, September 3rd. @ 8PM.

Both dynamic actors have shared a passion for Shakespeare over the years and it was this common interest that brought them together to work with each other. Ted points out in his interview that he could always count on J.D. when he was casting plays with a classical theme or otherwise. Good friends in life, in “Let Freedom Ring” they become archenemies as a group of revolutionary Blacks plot to steal the Liberty Bell in the mid 1800’s.

J.D. Hall says, “The play addresses the civil rights issue on a multiplicity of levels. I think people will be surprised at the depth of the message.”

Four part interview here:



J.D. Hall made entertainment history as the first African-American to run for the presidency of the Screen Actors Guild. His list of acting credits are monumental.

Actors, Garrett Morris, Chrystee Pharris, Willie Carpenter, Eddie Goines, Christine Kludjian, Shani Shockley, Lou Beatty, Jr. and William Stephens round out the cast.

 

Tickets: $25.00 Call Brown paper Tickets 1-800-838.3006 or log on to www.BrownpaperTickets.com

“Oscar® Noir” Meets its End with “White Heat”

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Beverly Hills, CA – “White Heat” (1949), featuring the return of James Cagney to the gangster genre that made him a star, will be screened as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by writer, producer, director and five-time Oscar® nominee Paul Thomas Anderson.
“White Heat,” which stars Cagney as Cody Jarrett, a mother-obsessed escaped convict, was directed by Raoul Walsh from a screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. It received an Academy Award® nomination for Writing – Motion Picture Story (Virginia Kellogg).
At 7 p.m., the Warner Bros. cartoon short “Golden Yeggs” (1950), starring Daffy Duck, and footage from the 1975 dedication of the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters building and Samuel Goldwyn Theater will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.
“Oscar Noir” featured 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. “White Heat” is the last screening in the series, but there will be a special encore presentation of “The Maltese Falcon,” plus recap highlights from the series, on Monday, September 13. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.
Tickets for “White Heat” are sold out. Standyby tickets, at $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, will be sold on the night of the event. Standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins.
Current ticket holders should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Diamond Dominates This Week with “Lotta Money” Video Premieres

Atlanta, GA. – The wait is finally over as Diamond premieres the video for her hit single “Lotta Money” this week.  Fans can catch television premieres of the video on MTV Jams all day Wednesday August 25th and on BET’s 106 & Park Friday August 27th.  The emcee will conclude her week in Dallas, TX Saturday August 28th at the Texas Summer Music Conference (www.TexasSummerMusicConference.com), celebrating the release with Platinum Recording Artist Dorrough.

Although “Lotta Money” will make its official television World Premiere on Wednesday on MTV Jams (playing once an hour for the entire day), the starlet will personally introduce her video as the New Joint of the Day to fans on 106 & Park on Friday.  Her return to Dallas on Saturday to participate in the Texas Summer Music Conference will mark her second performance there in less than a week in her second home in Texas. 

Since leaking onto the Internet in July, “Lotta Money” has been a fan favorite .  The Battery/Jive artist spits gritty lyrics over the up-tempo high-energy beat, produced by Recka on da Beat, to the delight of her fans.  The video was shot in Atlanta by veteran director John “Dr. Teeth” Tucker, and features cameos from Gucci Mane, Yung Joc, and the highly talked about reunion of she and former group member Princess. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

ANGELINO 2010 Fall/Winter Collection - PART I

ANGELINO
2010 Fall/Winter Collection - PART I
 
 Displayed at the Las Vegas Magic Show August 17, 18, 19
 Booth# ME 4665

 
DENIM SHIRTS
 
 
Coast White                     Marina Brown                     Marina Red 
COAST WHITE    MARINA  
BROWN      MARINA RED
 
 
 
                   Nice Brown                Paisley Orange Raw              Paisley Purple Raw
NICE BROWN    PAISLEY ORANGE RAW   PAISLEY PUPLE RAW
 
 
 
 
 Rainbow Washed                     Royal Raw                         Royal Washed 
   RAINBOW 
WASHED   ROYAL RAW    ROYAL  
WASHED
 
 
 
   Venice Brown                                Venice White 
VENICE 
BROWN       



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ken Norton-Former Heavyweight Champion Of The World Seeks The Truth

Ken Norton-Former Heavyweight Champion Of The World Seeks The Truth
By Pete Allman
http://thumbp1.mail.vip.gq1.yahoo.com/tn?sid=2601405652&mid=AJd8v9EAABK%2FTGNwWQIMimXcU9M&midoffset=1_10911047&partid=3&f=382&fid=InboxWhen I met with Ken Norton at The Jewish Film Festival several months ago, he was of the same stature when I saw him at several championship fights I covered for Celebrity Scene News. Ken Norton exemplifies strength from within. In fact, when he faced Muhammad Ali in 1978, he read ''Think and Grow Rich'' by Napoleon Hill, 20 times. But Norton has faced terrible obstacles throughout his boxing career. In February 26,1986, he crashed his car on the 10 freeway and was thrown from his automobile. Then in April 21,2009, he had a quadruple by-pass. The doctors said he would never walk again. They were wrong. Ken Norton through sheer determination and Gods grace, came back to inspire kids through speaking engagements. Norton then released two books, Seek The Truth and Going the Distance.'' My life experiences, have enabled me to inspire people of all walks of life and to tell them how God blessed me.''Norton said.
Today Ken is speaking with Damian Chapa, the star of ''Brando Unauthorized, about some of his future films to be released, Chapa has always been a fan of Norton. In the early part of his career Chapa was an amateur boxer. Norton through his misfortunes", learned to face the reality of his future. He learned to seek the truth about his life and how he could benefit others from his near death experiences. Ken is finishing his new book "Seek the Truth" which will released later this year Publish Post on Amazon. 
Ken Norton is the great example of how to overcome obstacles and be positive when all seems lost. Ken Norton won the Napoleon Hill Award in 1973 for positive thinking. He was inducted in The World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1989 and the " Intermational Boxing Hall of Fame" in 1992. He was inducted in  San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame in 2001, U.S. Marine Corp Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and  WBC Hall of Fame in 2008.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

“A Double Life” Exposed at “Oscar® Noir”

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A Double Life” Exposed at “Oscar® Noir”
Beverly Hills, CA – “A Double Life” (1947), the psychological drama from director George Cukor and writers Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Marc Norman (“Shakespeare in Love”).
The film received four Academy Award® nominations, including Directing (Cukor) and Writing – Original Screenplay (Gordon and Kanin). Ronald Colman won a Best Actor Oscar for his change-of-pace role as an actor whose performance as Othello starts to affect his personal life, and Miklos Rozsa took home an Oscar for Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.
At 7 p.m., the MGM Tex Avery cartoon short “Bad Luck Blackie” (1949) and “Captain Marvel’s Secret,” the final chapter from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel,” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.
“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in writing categories. Including “A Double Life,” there are three screenings remaining in the series. A complete list of films can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.
Tickets to individual evenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

DJ Ill Will Releases New Single From “Tha Alumni” Featuring Red Cafe, Ya Boy, Gorilla Zoe & The Jackie Boyz

DJ Ill Will Releases New Single From “Tha Alumni”
Featuring Red Cafe, Ya Boy, Gorilla Zoe & The Jackie Boyz



LOS ANGELES, CA (August 9, 2010) “The internet is a gift and a curse.” A phrase everyone, especially artists have said in their life. DJ's aren’t spared either. World renowned California bred DJ Ill Will is the latest victim in having his music leaked without permission.
Over the weekend, his collaboration with Red Café, Gorilla Zoe, Ya Boy and The Jackie Boyz, titled “Wish U Would” saw a premature leak. The song, off his upcoming debut Tha Alumni, was unmixed and not mastered. Today, he releases the official version.
“We decided to push it since it’s already out now”, Ill Will explains to Sermon’s Domain. “The record means a lot to me because it represents each major area of the rap geography. Red Café representing the Mecca of Hip-Hop, New York. Then you got Gorilla Zoe from the ATL (Dirty South) and Ya Boy throwing up the Dubs.”
“I wanted to make a mainstream street record that all coasts and regions could feel attached to instead of just another predictable West Coast collaboration record, which is to be expected from me. I wanted to show the world that I fuck with the East and the South just as much as the West,” says Your Wifey's Favorite DJ. “Tha Alumni” is expected to drop in 4th Quarter 2010.


For news updates on DJ Ill Will follow him on Twitter @deejayillwill

Monday, August 9, 2010

GREG FINLEY NAMED NEW FACE OF MICHAEL WRIGHT COLLECTION

GREG FINLEY NAMED NEW FACE OF MICHAEL WRIGHT COLLECTION
Actor Greg Finley becomes the new, fresh face of Michael Wright’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection

NEW YORK, NY, August 2010 – For the new Fall/Winter 2010 season, the Michael Wright Collection has an outstanding ambassador, the young American actor Greg Finley. At just 25, Finley is making a name for himself and is best known for his role on the hit ABC Family teenage drama series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. 

During the photo shoot, which donned a yarn backdrop and took place under the direction of creative director Michael Wright, Greg revealed that he’s “very excited about the line.” Several pieces within the collection were in fact inspired by the young actor, including the Greg tee, Finley tee and Greg hoodie, all made with 100% organic cotton.

Michael Wright’s Fall/Winter collection is casual chic and concentrates on relaxed elegance, innovative materials and contemporary designs. The chromatic theme is a unique combination of earth tones and deep, dark shades; with colors ranging from chocolate brown, tan and maroon to olive, army green and navy. By using yarn to create diverse details and shapes on classic t-shirts and hoodies, the collection comes with a new style for this new season, where edginess meets traditional. These modern designs offer functional wearability that can easily go from day to evening.

“I’ve known Michael for a few years and his clothing line is so interesting,” said Finley. “He uses yarn in his designs and it’s like bringing your grandmother’s sewing to the new millennium. It’s very hip and very cool, I love the line.”

“Greg Finley is the perfect Michael Wright Collection Ambassador,” explains Wright.  “Greg’s style, personality and mass appeal make him the natural embodiment of the brand’s unique, contemporary image.”
Michael Wright Collection is one of the hottest, new brands on the fashion scene and features upscale yarn accented hoodies and t-shirts for men. The intricate, hand-crafted designs are woven throughout the fabric giving Michael Wright Collection an artistic look unlike any other.

Michael Wright Collection’s Fall/Winter 2010 line, aimed at the young fashion conscious male, is now on sale at www.michaelwrightcollection.com.

About Michael Wright Collection
In using yarn to update simple T-shirts and hoodies, Michael Wright brings color and texture to these basic wardrobe staples.  His fresh twist on Grandma's "go-to material" brings a new modern edge to the fashion world like nothing we have ever seen before. Each stitch is carefully made by hand, giving each piece a uniquely handcrafted appeal.  Michael Wright creatively intertwines present and past, making a collection of quality pieces that could be described as nothing other than timeless.

ENDLESS SUMMER PRIMETIME EMMY® SUITE BRINGS "FUN IN THE SUN" TO AWARDS SEASON

ENDLESS SUMMER PRIMETIME EMMY® SUITE
BRINGS "FUN IN THE SUN" TO AWARDS SEASON
Fashion & Lifestyle Elegance -- From The Red Carpet to the Beach!
 
Beverly Hills -- On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, Gonpachi of Beverly Hills -- world-renown for its exquisite cuisine and stunning interior -- will open its 100-year-old wooden moon gate, welcoming you into a beautiful Japanese garden to host the “Endless Summer” Primetime Emmy® Suite & Party to honor the television industry’s Emmy Nominated actors, former Emmy winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS.  This highly anticipated invitation-only event, presented by CellCeuticals® Biomedical Skin Treatments, produced by Doris Bergman and Kathy Duliakas, will cater to every desire and offer and incredible array of fashion for him and her, the finest in skin care, electronics, travel must-haves, fabulous footwear, stunning jewelry, sexy swimwear, gourmet Asian cuisine, delectable goodies, exotic cocktails and more!

In the spirit of giving back, Room To Read® will be on-site collecting books to auction in order to raise funds to continue its important work.  Room to Read® is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world, focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.  Founded on the belief that “World Change Starts with Educated Children®,” Room to Read® encourages all guests to donate and autograph their favorite book.  www.roomtoread.org
 
A ‘sneak peek’ at just a few of the participants include:
International icon Anne Klein brings her AK Anne Klein® collection which includes a full range of ladies’ watches from classic, all-occasion watches for dress, playful charm bracelets and fashion driven designs.  Styles feature genuine diamonds, mother-of-pearl, ceramic and Swarovski crystals.  And for the gentlemen -- Armitron® offers a dependable line of multi-functional timepieces featuring sub-dials, tachymeters, chronographs, ana-digital displays, digi-analog displays, timers and lap-counters with solid stainless steel bracelets or genuine leather straps.  For the eco-conscious, we offer Sprout Watches® -- these timepieces are constructed from sustainable materials which include natural bamboo dials, mineral crystal lenses, mercury-free batteries and organic cotton straps in a summer rainbow of shade. 
 
Get Red Carpet ready with French couture designer, Odette Christiane – her alluring dresses, evening wear and cocktail dresses will make you the hit of the party!  By weaving together the seductive allure of French style and the drama and energy of Los Angeles, Christiane's designs transcend and transform the usual categories of artistic craftsmanship.  Compliment your Red Carpet look with Menbur – an exquisite couture collection of evening shoes and handbags from Granada, Spain.  Satin and special ornaments adorn most shoe styles which make them unique and contemporary while the matching handbags complete this sensational look. 
 
For the most radiant face on or off the Red Carpet – it’s CellCeuticals® Biomedical Skin Treatments -- a new generation of potent skin treatments proven to deliver prescription performance, without a prescription.  Developed for all ages, CellCeuticals® Biomedical Skin Treatments System treats the signs of skin aging for visibly younger skin in just two weeks.  CellCeuticals® Skin Care, Inc., was founded by internationally renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher (‘Extreme Makeover’) and beauty industry veteran Paul Scott Premo.  And now that you've treated your skin to the best product on the market -- you're ready for another Hollywood secret!  From the Oscars to the Golden Globes to the Emmys AND the set of Dancing with the Stars, celebrity makeup artist MB York attacks the visible signs of stress and aging with her “3-Step Kit” to combat and camouflage wrinkles.  With her Beauty Ammo Kit and her ‘Weapons of Mass Seduction!’ – MB York offers ‘full face artillery” -- it's the survival of the prettiest, so arm yourself accordingly!
 
Want celebrity-looking locks?  Damaged hair can be the biggest headache of all and we have the answer!  INTENSE RX - The Ionic Keratin Protein Restructuring Serum from Keratin Complex, a revolutionary product which repairs damaged, over-processed, highlighted, permed, straightened, or relaxed hair. Infused with 25% of pure Keratin Protein, INTENSE RX helps the hair rebuild its tensile strength and elasticity while reducing breakage in only one treatment!
Get ready for that close-up with Rockstar White®!  This unique homeopathic whitening gel has the highest strength for the consumer allowing maximal results without any discomfort.  Rockstar White's gels are safe and comfortable due to protective ingredients – desensitizers and anti-oxidants.  Made in the USA and rockïn' the world - Rockstar White®, will give you a kissable smile.
Gentlemen – you have nothing to FEAR with Phobias Clothing by Red Pil!  Don’t hide from your fear – embrace it and wear it with pride!  This unique Men’s Tee Shirt collection features phobia-based terms interpreted through unique graphics and designs.  And, for the ladies, dare to be different with Twisted Silver® -- the imaginative trailblazer of the "convertible jewelry" movement.  Belts become necklaces... become chokers...become multi-wrap bracelets.  Give free reign to your individuality.  One piece of jewelry…SO many options!  And, make them look twice with Playboy™ Jeans!  One of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the worldcheck out  their new ‘Push Up Jeans’ – which "rounds out" the rest of the Playboy™ Jeans collection which includes skinny leg to low-rise, mini-skirts, dresses, tops and capris.  With the use of fresh, new colors and fabrics, these sexy styles have a great feel and look!
 
After a night out on the town, lather up with Herban® Body Care!  Handmade and 100% Vegan, Herban® offers natural body care that is paraben-free with healing properties.  From head to toe, enjoy this nurturing aromatherapeutic line of cleansers, exfoliants and moisturizers with its eco-friendly packaging and eye-catching designs.  And if you want to celebrate life's special moments - a special birthday, an important anniversary, a new arrival ... the memories we cherish throughout our lives – it's Not Just Any Old Day...It's YOUR Special Day® Calendar Keepsake.  Known for their unique Calendar Key design as well as their signature calendar jewelry and gifts, each piece is hand marked with a beautiful Swarovski crystal color of your choice.  A perfect gift to yourself or that special person in your life.  Remember, it's Not Just Any Old Day...It's YOUR Special Day®.
For those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer -- Malibu Strings® has you covered – or not!  Specializing in swimwear for the uninhibited, these daring and risque bikinis from its latest collection includes flirty ruffle bikinis and the super sexy scrunch butt bottom.  Inspired by the magnificent natural beauty of the Malibu coastline, and the free spirited nature of Southern California, Malibu Strings® creates designs that are innocent in form, but daring enough to awaken the female body.  And, to protect your hair while you’re having fun in the sun, Beach Girls, LLC's new UV Leave-In Conditioner is fragrant, weightless and provides continuous protection against harmful UV rays that can damage hair as it prevents color fading and breakage that are typically associated with sun exposure.  Beach Girls helps to detangle hair, eliminate frizz and increase shine.  It can also be used before blow drying for added protection!
 
Summer is all about travel and vacation and, for the island/casual tourist lifestyle, we offer Caribbean Joe® -- the ultimate vision of comfort, ease and relaxation in travel ware.  This "fun in the sun" beach colored brand offers a wide variety of carry-on duffels, traditional uprights and travel totes.  Catering to the active sports enthusiast, Coleman Luggage®, with its earthy tones and trendy sport colors, design and style focuses on durability and functionality, embracing the rigors of the outdoors and travel and is the most trusted and recognized name in the Outdoor Market.  For the serious traveler, Traveler’s Choice®, the licensee for Coleman Luggage® and Caribbean Joe®, has its own collection of sturdy luggage ware which includes solar-powered laptop cases, carry-on uprights and TSA checkpoint-friendly briefcases.  Eco-conscious?  If so, the EcoTraveler™ by Traveler's Choice® is just for you!  Constructed of weather resistant Tarpaulin, these Award-winning solar-powered computer cases can harness energy from the sun with their exclusive Konarka Power Plastic®. 
 
If the phone we carry is an extension of our personality, Posh Life Bling will make sure you stand out in the crowd by enhancing that most treasured accessory with custom cell phone covers.  A favorite of Beyonce, Ciara, Khloe Kardashian and Jessica Alba, Posh Life Bling uses genuine Swarovski Crystals which turn an ordinary item into a thing of beauty.  And, whatever you do, stop misplacing or dropping your phone!  Hipzbag® is a new hands-free cell phone bag that offers quick access to your phone while staying hip and fashionable.  The patent pending design which comes in a variety of timeless fabrics and colors, stays on your hip by belt loop or waist strap and holds your cell phone, money, cards and keys.  Perfect for the gal on the go!
 
From the beach to the Red Carpet – look your best with Richard Giorla's CARDIO BARRE®, a unique, high energy/no impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weight with continual fat burning, muscle-sculpting motion.  No kicking, no punching, no jumping up and down - CARDIO BARRE's well-trained instructors take you through a series of non-stop exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen muscles while burning fat.  Have fun while losing 5% body fat in just 8 weeks with CARDIO BARRE -- once Hollywood’s best kept secret -- now an international phenomenon!  And when you are through working out, keep up the good work with KNI Whole Life Wellness, a line of organic, 100% Chemical Free Products.  Delight in the Vegan Raw Whole Food Bars from Regeneration USA.  These tasty gluten-free bars have the highest ORAC score of ANY bar in the market -- it’s 85% organic, 15% all natural and 100% delicious!  Hot or cold, enjoy Jiaogulan Tea – from the cucumber family, this tea unfolds as you brew it and self-regulates in the body, working on the immune and cardiovascular system, blood pressure and more!  A favorite at the US Olympics, Humic/Fulvic Minerals – a powerful mineral – 100% natural --- comes in a skin spray, liquid, veggie cap and Zeolite -- promotes cellular health, anti-aging, oxygenation of the blood and anti-viral abilities.  Zeolite detoxifies and helps with weight loss. 
 
And, when you want to indulge, Gonpachi of Beverly Hills’ five-star Executive Chef Kudosan will create a gastronomic experience to delight even the most discerning palate – delicate sashimi, scrumptious sushi, assorted tempura, beef Carpaccio, handmade Soba noodles, Robata grilled chicken, beef and shrimp, crispy wontons with crabmeat, oyster shooters, ginger & lemon creams, mini tartlets, petite brulee and much more!
For the ultimate Summer party spirit, we’ve gone to Hawaii!  Maui-based master distiller Mark Nigbur set out with one goal in mind:  create a vodka that has no equal!  One sip of PAU Maui Vodka and you will know that this handcrafted vodka, made from pure Maui Gold pineapple blended with Hawaiian spring water, is a work of art.  Why drink regular vodka, when you can enjoy the Rolls Royce of vodka?  Quench your thirst with Waialua Soda Works -- an old fashioned, natural soda company based on the North Shore of Hawaii in Waialua.  Using some of Hawaii’s finest and indigenous ingredients, cane sugar from Maui, honey from Kauai, and vanilla grown on the Big Island, these natural flavors (Lilikoi, Mango, Pineapple, Vanilla Cream, Root Beer, KonaRed) from Waialua Soda Works capture the spirit of Hawaii — and when spiked, they’ll capture your spirit, too.  All six flavors are caffeine free and 100% natural.
 
You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream!  NitroCream LLC, produces the finest in hand crafted ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen alcoholic drinks.  Each specialty dessert or drink is made fresh within a minute all while engulfed in a spectacular cloud of fog.  White wine and peach sorbet, dark chocolate and fudge brownie, organic strawberry or Margarita are just a few of the mouthwatering flavors!  For those who are crazy for nuts and chocolate – Antonia's Nuts™ is "Treating the world - One Nut at a time!" and has quickly become Hollywood's favorite nut and a staple at every "A" list party.  Slow roasted to perfection, using only the finest all natural ingredients and delicious imported chocolate, each batch of Antonia's Caramelized Pecans are handmade and guaranteed fresh to order.  Antonia's Nuts has gone
Mobile!  Their one-of-a-kind Caramelized Pecans deserved a one-of-a-kind Nut Mobile!  Follow them on Twitter as they roll Antonia's delicious flavors to a town near you
 
And, don’t forget about our sumptuous VIP gift bag!  To become a VIP gift bag product sponsor for the “Endless Summer Primetime Emmy® Suite,” call 818-720-2099 or email EliteGiftSuites@aol.com

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