2010 is gonna be SO MUCH MORE AWESOME than 2009 was! I just know it!
"Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future" -Unknown
“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. JUST DO IT. Whatever [it is]. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.” ~John C. Maxwell
Former supermodel Tyra Banks said on Monday she is ending her Emmy-award winning TV daytime talk show in the spring of 2010. Banks, 36, said in a posting on her official web site that the current fifth season of "The Tyra Show" on the CW network, would be the last. "This will be the last season of 'The Tyra Show'," Banks said. "I have been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years."
"My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are," she added. Banks said she would soon be launching her own New York-based production company Bankable Studios and was excited at the prospect of making movies but could not yet give details.
She will however host the 15th season of "America's Next Top Model" reality show contest on the CW in February. Banks has used her talk show to promote women's issues, particularly body image and the media's perception of how women should look.
In August she posed with a group of women in underwear in New York's Union Square to promote the show's campaign of "rocking what you've got". In September she took the weave out of her hair and appeared on the show with her natural hair. The syndicated "The Tyra Banks Show" won a second daytime Emmy award in August for best informative talk show.
In her web posting, Banks thanked her fans for their support. "I salute YOU, my amazing family of viewers: Thank you so so soooooo much for your support and love. Without you, there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all."
via WWD: Beyoncé Knowles is aiming to light a much-needed fire under the beleaguered fragrance business this February with her first scent, Beyoncé Heat. Industry sources estimate it could do $100 million at retail globally in its first year on counter. At least half of that figure is expected to come from U.S. sales.
And the entertainer — who is up for 10 Grammys on Jan. 31 — is more than up for the challenge. She can’t wait to get her scent into the hands of her fans.
“I’m so happy with it,” she said during an exclusive interview with WWD. “I’ve been working on it for a while now. I was on tour for a year, and I have meet-and-greets with fans. I’ve never in my life gotten so many compliments. Coty has their own testing, but that was my testing! The fans loved it. They were like, ‘I love that, I’m getting that, why isn’t it out right now? I need it!” said Knowles with a laugh.
Bethenny Frankel unveiled her PETA "Fur? I'd Rather Go Naked" Billboard in Times Square on December 15, 2009 in New York City. Her ad towers over Times Square on a 58-foot billboard that was unveiled at noon.
"It's so tasteful and beautifully done," she told the New York Post. "I am especially pleased because it doesn't look like there's been any airbrushing, and I was already pregnant when I shot it."
Wow, is Sade another one that doesn't age? Anyhoo, SADE made a surprise appearance looking fabulous at the New York listening party for her new studio album, the first in 10 years "Soldier Of Love", due in stores February 8, 2010.
Rihanna's back: With a new album, a new willingness to speak about Chris Brown, and a new look. Lisa DePaulo sits down with Pop's reigning princess to talk about all of that—and to ask a few tough questions she hasn't answered anywhere else. Click here to read her interview.
Helping the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development get the word out about some fun sounding local auditions:
DANCE AUDITION National Remake of 70's Nair TV Commercial "Who Wears Short Shorts"
Monday, Dec 21 9:30am-5:00pm, Musicians Union, 2401 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
They are looking for women of all ethnicities who look 20-28 years old, you should be confident and have great legs, you need to be able to dance freestyle/hip hop, have well-toned bodies and legs, and great skin.
What to wear: Short shorts (they need to see your legs)
What to bring: A current photo of yourself (headshot and body shot if you have one)
Contact VictorVibe Entertainment, Casting Director, at (504) 529-9802 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES and THE COEN BROS. (No Country For Old Men) are looking for a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL to be the lead of their new feature film, TRUE GRIT! The role is Mattie Ross and would shoot Spring 2010. They are looking for a 12-16 yr. old Caucasian girl who is tough, strong and tells it like it is. They are open to all looks, so come give it a try!
No acting experience is necessary.
Auditions will be held WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th at the RAMADA OF LAFAYETTE, 120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. from 3 – 7 pm. Please bring a current picture with you.
RAMADA OF LAFAYETTE
120 E. Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Also, if attending, please bring only one other family member.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: 14 year old Mattie is a simple, tough as nails young woman. Her steely nerves and straightforward manner are a shocking contrast to the way women behaved in the early century. She's possessed of true grit and plenty of determination. Enough so, that she insists on going with 2 marshals to hunt down the killer of her father.
I believe it, a good movie can be a wonderful escape from everything else that's going on. I still need to see "The Blind Side" and "The Princess and the Frog" and I'm kinda even looking forward to Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin's movie "It's Complicated" opening Christmas Day.
via HuffPo: Alfre Woodard's daughter, Mavis Spencer, 18, is a model and next year will be a student at Columbia University.
She was just named Miss Golden Globe 2010 and will assist in the awards ceremony January 17. Miss Golden Globe is traditionally a celebrity offspring. Past honorees have included Rumer Willis, Joely Fisher and Melanie Griffith.
Mavis' mom won a Golden Globe in 1997 for 'Miss Evers' Boys' and dad is writer-producer Roderick Spencer.
Halle Berry (wearing a Giambattista Valli skirt suit) arrived at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast on December 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills where she was honored with the Shirley Lansing Leadership Award for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
Ok, so I watched the premiere of "Launch My Line" on Bravo last night and I knew I didn't like it within the first 10 minutes of the show. Firstly, the show is a lame attempt by Bravo to make up for losing Project Runway to Lifetime IMO, albeit with a slight twist. The entire premise of the show is that a "well known personality" is paired with a "design expert" to assist them in launching their line. So after the first 5 minutes of the show, I'm saying to myself, "This is brazen exploitation! They're pimping these designers!" I read an article recently over at The Faster Times regarding celebrities or well known personalities doing clothing lines that pretty much sums it up for me. So yeah... I don't think I'll be TIVOing "Launch My Line" anytime soon. Not a fan.
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