March 27, 2008

Today in Entertainment - Thursday, March 26th - 2008

Hollywood Celebrities Fuel Internet Addictions - An editorial in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry brings up yet again, the idea that using the internet too much could very well be the latest addiction to hit The Boulevard of Broken Dreams since alcohol, gambling, narcotics, sex and celebrity flameout.

The Hottie and The Nottie (Worst Movie Ever Made) - THE release in the United States of Paris Hilton's The Hottie And The Nottie has revived the debate over the worst movie ever made. Because the film logged some of the worst receipts in history - $US250 ($273) per screen on opening weekend - there is a temptation to accord it the mythical status of such universally ridiculed films as Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes or Plan 9 From Outer Space, to welcome it into the dark, Bizarro World pantheon inhabited by phantasmagoric disasters such as Showgirls, Ishtar, Heaven's Gate, Battlefield Earth, The Postman and, most recently, Gigli and Swept Away.

Hallmark Channel has acquired the rights to 99 family-friendly movies from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, some of the greatest family films of all time. The deal was announced today by Michelle Vicary, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Scheduling.

It is Spring and the celebrities are in bloom - After my beloved Gossip Girl encounter, I wandered to the subway, only to stumble upon the red carpet premiere of 21. (Yes, it's a celebrity-palooza this evening!)

Top Ten Celebrities that Need a New Cause - America suffers from a collective case of do-gooder deafness: we have a hard time hearing a message when it’s delivered by a dorky academic or an unattractive activist. We’re all ears, though, when celebrities speak out about their pet causes, or their pets, or whatever.

Which Two Celebrities got sent Home on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ TV show - Last night on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ TV show, we got to see two celebrities go home with their dance partners. It was not to surprising to see Monica Seles get sent home. It wasn’t all that unexpected that Penn Jillette also got the boot. I thought that Penn Jillette might have made it with a fan vote, but it was fair that he got sent home.

Tracey Ullman's State of The Union - Tracey Ullman's State of the Union reflects a basic tenet of the star's adopted land: Keep it moving.

411's Countdown to WrestleMania 24 - While some celebs are there just to make a pay check, just to milk what little fame they have (A couple of beer hocking bimbos spring to mind), Celebrities At Wrestlemania aren't just there to leech off the fame. They helped create it. Because while we wrestling fans remember Steamboat beating Savage, Warrior retiring Savage, and Bret Hart losing to Owen, they didn't solely create the mythos. Hulk Hogan by himself did not make Wrestlemania what is it today. Neither did Vince, by himself. All those celebrities at first helped set the stage. They dragged WM into the spotlight, until it could stand on its own two feet. Then, when Wrestlemania began to falter, you could tell that things were bad since none showed up. But then, in their darkest hour, one celeb came in and helped turn the corner. And now, it seems they are back in command.

Today in Beauty - Thursday, March 26th - 2008

Building a Beauty Regimen for Dark Skin - Since then, Dr. Taylor, who is African-American, has become co-founding director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in Manhattan and Chief Executive of Rx for Brown Skin, a skin-care line designed for Asian, Indian, Latino and black skin.

Cosmetics Beauty Bust? Cost doesn't always mean quality - Celebrity beauty secrets always make big news. From exorbitantly-priced creams to anti-aging miracle lotions, Hollywood's hottest beauties inspire millions of fans to buy the same beauty products, no matter what they cost, in hopes of looking runway perfect.

Shoppers Drug Mart to Open Smaller Cosmetics Stores - The strategy expands on the retailer's five-year-old strategy to add beauty boutiques within its locations. Shoppers Drug Mart wants to lure consumers with higher-priced Lancome, Dior and Shiseido cosmetics from department stores and shops, such as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA's Sephora chain.

Six In One Recipe for Health Glow - It's just a coincidence perhaps, but Ottawa has already produced one of the biggest successes in the cosmetics world of the past few years. That's Randi Shinder, who began from scratch and built a company estimated to be worth more than $80 million.

Making up with nature - Fashion, not to be confused with style, has always been about keeping your eye on the latest trend. Naturally, no pun intended, being fashionable in the near future consists of being environmentally friendly. Now that eco-fashionable clothes, whether they're from Oqoqo by Lululemon or Go Green Go by Philip Lim and Anya Hindmarch "I'm not a plastic bag" bag, are popular, the next obvious step is to start using natural beauty products.

March 26, 2008

Today in Beauty - Wednesday, March 25th - 2008

Exotic Natural Hawaiian Skin Care Products - Hawaii has one of the most pleasant natural environments in the world. One would think that Hawaiians never have trouble with their skin. It is surprising then, to find out that they have a deep knowledge of skin care that goes back for centuries. Natural Elements has tapped into that well of experience to establish a line of skin care products made of real Hawaiian ingredients.
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Personal Care that Changes Color - This is not the subject of science fiction as some products are already available for purchase. An article on states that ColorClean has a soap out where the foam changes color to indicate when a set time have passed. The article also noted that Reveal Sciences has developed a technique, CareType Analyis, which help consumers determine their skin and hair type prior to purchasing products.

Mireral Make-Up - When it comes to foundation, women are going mad over mineral powder makeup. Loose or pressed, there's no shortage of products to pick from.

Makeup Looks for 2008 - by The Happy Housewife

Green products in all places
- Yes, you can seek out your local health food store and stroll past the pesticide-free apples and fruit, push past the bins of granola and boxes of rice milk in search of all-natural and organic deodorant and body wash, but it doesn’t have to be that hard.

Must Have's For March
- Now as we all know as the seasons change so does our skin care and make-up regime. Spring is finally here, and the long awaited season of summer soon to come! So now is the time to prepare!

March 9, 2008

Today in Fashion - Monday, March 10th - 2008

Singer Avril designs fashion range - Avril Lavigne is following in the illustrious footsteps of Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce by creating her own clothing collection. Called Abbey Dawn, the line is focused towards teenagers, and mirrors the pop rocker's own fashion style, combining a mixture of 'authentic rock with a feminine edge'. Also mentioned at -
Avril Lavigne to launch fashion line
Abbey Dawn, Available Only at Kohl’s, to Debut New Fashion Collections Every 60 Days
Avril Designs Appeal to Rock Teens

Conrad climbs 'The Hills' to fashion superstardom - With her immaculately streaked tresses, lightly tanned skin and sense of style, Lauren Conrad has become California's version of Carrie Bradshaw. She showcases her own stylings Tuesday during L.A.'s Fashion Week, just in time to plug MTV's The Hills, which returns March 24 (10 p.m. ET/PT). Conrad chats with USA TODAY about footwear, friends and her fashion pizazz.

Spring's freshest fashion steals - The economy may be lackluster, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon shopping. Cheap-chic stores have the trends covered: black and white, neutrals and splashes of color. Now they can perk up your wardrobe without the runaway runway cost.

Fashion's link to blogs - Fashion companies, from established labels to indie designers, are looking more and more to blogs as a marketing tool that allows them to establish a new relationship with their customers and to advertise their products. But the cozy relationship among some of these blogs and retailers raises concerns about their independence.

Fashion shopping on the web comes of age - This enthusiasm for internet fashion is partly cultural. The UK has one of the highest take-up figures for broadband - access rose to 57 per cent in 2007 - making the internet quick and easy to use. Britons also have a strong tradition of mail-order shopping and have simply swapped flicking through a catalogue for browsing online. 'The largest clothing retail online market share in the UK is Next,' says Lorna Hall, executive editor of retail industry magazine Drapers. 'That's directory business which has migrated to the internet.'