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‘RHOC’ Season 8 Premieres April 1st!

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‘RHOC’ Season 8 Premieres April 1st!

The cast welcomes a new Housewife, Lydia McLaughlin.

By Bravotv.com Editorial Staff | Feb 19

The First Ladies of Bravo, The Real Housewives of Orange County, are back with an eight season premiering Monday, April 1st at 8/7c.

VickiTamraAlexisGretchen, and Heather are all back, as is… Laurie Peterson? Yup, the original O.C. Housewife makes an appearance in the upcoming season, but from this first look it doesn’t look like the other ‘Wives are too thrilled about it.

In the teaser, the new ladies are also introduced to new Housewife Lydia McGlaughlin, a friend of Alexis Bellino’s. An O.C. socialitie, Lydia, along with her husband, Doug, owns and operates a high-end magazine that highlights the glamorous life of Southern California.

Like Alexis, Lydia is a devout Christian. This season, Alexis is once again the center of controversy between the ladies. Feeling bullied and betrayed, Alexis turns to Vicki for comfort and friendship. But it’s new Housewife, Lydia, who appeals to Alexis’ faith in an effort to achieve forgiveness — with surprising and mixed results.

Vicki has her own issues to deal with as she celebrates the highs of being a new grandmother to Briana’s new baby boy, while struggling to make her controversial relationship with Brooks survive. Her southern beau is once again the center of scrutiny and causes rifts among Vicki, her family, and friends.

Tamra Barney’s life was paradise at the end of last season, as Eddie proposed on the beaches of Bora Bora. But reality starts to sink in when the couple moves in and struggles to merge their separate lives. Between the challenges of trying to open their fitness studio and the stress of trying to plan a wedding, their bumpy road is made even worse by the fact that the more Tamra pushes to set a wedding date, the harder Eddie pushes back.

Wedding bells and babies are on Gretchen Rossi’s mind. With her boyfriend, Slade, landing a job as a radio DJ, the path is paved for Gretchen to take the next big steps in her life. But starting a family isn’t as easy as she had hoped.

Heather Dubrow’s life as a stay-at-home mother takes a sharp turn as offers for acting roles on two popular sitcoms roll in. Although she’s thrilled to be acting once again, trouble comes from the most unexpected source, her husband, Terry, when what should be a dream opportunity turns into the biggest challenge their marriage has faced.



Mark Ballas performs with full band at the Sayers Club at DWTS Cast After Party

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Who says the gang over at Dancing With the Stars needs to rest and get some sleep after hitting the ballroom floor?

It was a DWTS party when pro-hoofer Mark Ballas and his band performed at The Sayers Club in Hollywood just after Monday night’s season premiere.

Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough were there as were Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his brother ValPeta Muratroyd and Bachelorhunkster Sean Lowe and his fiancéCatherine Giudici.

 

 

by Marc MalkinSat., Mar. 23, 2013 8:29 AM PDT

 


Real Housewives of Orange County Returns for Season 8, Introduces New Cast Member Lydia McLaughlin

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Real Housewives of Orange County Returns for Season 8, Introduces New Cast Member Lydia McLaughlin
February 19, 2013 | 9:00am EST

The Real Housewives of Orange County is getting juicier! The Bravo reality show will return for an eighth season premiering Monday, April 1, at 8 p.m. EST, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

Previous cast members Vicki GunvalsonTamra BarneyGretchen RossiAlexis Bellino and Heather Dubrow will return for new episodes. The season also welcomes a new star, Lydia McLaughlin. Along with her husband, McLaughlin owns and operates a high-end magazine highlighting the glamorous life of Southern California.

“If she’s friends with Alexis, maybe she’s not my kind of people,” Dubrow says of McLaughlin, a self-proclaimed devout Christian.

Original Housewife Lauri Peterson also makes a surprising return, and reveals shocking information that rocks Rossi’s world. Rossi, meanwhile, is ready to start a family with boyfriend Slade Smiley. “Now is the time to start having lots of sex and have babies,” she laughs.

Barney, meanwhile, is frustrated over fiance Eddie Judge‘s reluctance to set a wedding date. “”Stop asking me when we’re going to get married,” he tells her. “I don’t need the pressure.”

The eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres Monday, April 1, at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Real Housewives of Orange County Returns for Season 8, Introduces New Cast Member Lydia McLaughlin


IN THE MIX: Pancake Review with Special Guest, Renowned Television Director and Producer, Jeff Margolis

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Last weekend I was extremely fortunate to have Jeff Margolis join me as a Guest Reviewer for Ma’amCakes!

Although Jeff recently (two weeks ago, to be exact) directed AND produced the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, (to which he proudly mentioned, “we finished one second under!”), his resume is richly compiled of popular television shows ranging from “The Sonny and Cher Show,” to HBO’s“Michael Jackson: One Night Only,” “President Clinton’s 50th Birthday Celebration,” and ABC’s“Quincy Jones…The First 50 Years.” While Jeff has worked in television for over 40 years, his award show credits include The Oscars, American Music Awards, The Golden Globes, The Emmy Awards, The Miss America Pageant, and The Academy of Country Music Awards. With that said, as we are right in the heart of Awards Season, you can imagine my astonishment when Jeff agreed to join me as a Guest Reviewer!

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As Jeff announced that he wanted to dine at Mel’s Drive-In on Ventura Blvd. and Kester Avenue in Sherman Oaks, CA, I quickly realized this choice was somewhat ironic. Throughout that weekend my dad was back home in NYC celebrating his 60th birthday, and his father (my grandfather, who passed away years ago) was actually named Mel. So, needless to say, this restaurant suggestion was quite sentimental for me. Ok ok, let’s all say a collective “awwww,” it’s alright!

To be honest, Mel’s Drive-In is a spot in which I’ve only visited late-night, so I was looking forward to trying their pancakes for the first time!

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In spite of the above choices, I decided to ask the waitress if there were any other pancake optionsjust to double check – sure enough, not listed on the menu were Whole Wheat Granola Pancakes!

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While I honestly was expecting diner-pancakes that were trying to be “healthy,” I was pleasantly surprised just how good these pancakes were! Not only were they cooked to perfection but they tasted lite, and I didn’t feel disgustingly full after. I then asked the manager how these pancakes tasted so good while still tasting so healthy, and guess what their secret ingredient is? Cinnamon! The Whole Wheat Granola Pancakes might just be the best thing on Mel’s menu – that is, if they ever get added to the menu!

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For Jeff’s breakfast, he chose the classic Buttermilk Pancakes with bacon on the side. “These are really good,” said Jeff, “I’m really enjoying the flavor, and the syrup!” Although Jeff liked his pancakes, I think after seeing just how much I enjoyed mine, we quickly Sonny and Shared so he could do a pancake comparison. “Oh yea, these are great. I do enjoy the Whole Wheat Granola Pancakes more. Both pancakes are good though – mine are very fluffy, and yours have a fluffy inside with a crispy outside. Yeah, both of these are great!” It was only after we both cleared our plates that Jeff informed me he normally doesn’t eat pancakes – he ordered them just for our review. Now that’s a true FanCake right there!

Overall, the pancakes at Mel’s Drive-In were much better than I anticipated. To the Manager, (or Mel): ya might want to think about adding the best meal on your menu to your menu! And speaking of menus, “American Food at Its Best?” You can say that again!

Thank you so much, Jeff, for being a part of Saturday brunch with Ma’amCakes!

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Mark Ballas puts best foot forward for celebrity dance event

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January 24, 2013 12:04 am  •  Kari Kenner – Daily Herald
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In recent years, shows such as “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have had fans glued to their seats, following along with some of the country’s most talented dancers as they compete for top honors.

Now the Covey Center for the Arts is doing fans one better, bringing some of those same dancers to its Provo stage for a one-night-only performance hosted by “Dancing With the Stars” celebrity dancer Mark Ballas.

“We are really excited about bringing Mark Ballas and the other celebrity dancers into the Covey Center,” said Stephanie Ducharme, marketing specialist at the venue. “We wanted to make sure there was a dance performance as a part of the Mayor’s Series so when [it was suggested we bring] in Mark Ballas from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ we were really excited about the opportunity.”

With the help of Mindy Arnold of Vibe Dance Studio in Pleasant Grove, and coordination efforts with Ballas, the event was planned, and has only gotten better over the weeks as more celebrities agreed to step in.

“Just the fact that [people] can go to a show in Provo and have that talent on the stage coming to them from all over the country [is] exciting,” said Arnold, who worked to help organize the event. “Some of the best young dancers are coming to them from all over the country. Every number is different, and it will be a fast-paced show with something in it for everyone of every age.”

“It will be a fun show that I think people will really enjoy,” Ducharme said. “We were very excited at the prospect of having him here as well as all the guest stars he’ll be bringing with him. It’s been a thrill so far.”

The official lineup for the evening is set to include Ballas as the headliner for the event, with guest stars Tristan MacManus and Oksana Dmytrenko of “Dancing With the Stars” and Lindsay Arnold, Cyrus Spencer, Alexa Anderson and Matthew Kazmierczak of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Also being featured at the event are the Vibe Dancers and the Utah Urban Dance Organization.

According to Arnold, Ballas helped to spearhead the organization for the show, which will include all styles of dance, including ballroom, hip-hop, Latin, jazz and contemporary, with a touch of both music and comedy.

“We invited [Ballas] in and he gathered who he thought would be the best of the best for the show he wanted to put on,” Arnold said. “He will be the host of the show, and he’ll be dancing in it as well as singing and playing the guitar. It will be a night of great dancing, laughter and great live music as well.”

Another benefit of the show, according to Arnold, is that it displays the potential available to aspiring Utah artists.

“There are such exciting things happening right now with dancing in the area,” she said. “This show is a really good representation of what’s in Utah, but it also is bringing in these outside artists in an awe-inspiring way to show [dancers] what their future can be if they work hard and continue to train.”

Arnold said that since the show is one-night only, it provides an added measure of excitement.

“There’s just an energy about it — an excitement with the audience that this is the only time they get to see all these dancers on stage at the same time,” she said. “It will be a night of spectacular music and dance that you won’t want to miss!”


Screen Actors Guild 2013 Awards: ‘Argo’ Cast, Daniel Day-Lewis In ‘Lincoln’, Jennifer Lawrence In ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables’, Tommy Lee Jones In ‘Lincoln’, ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast, Bryan Cranston In ‘Breaking Bad’, Claire Danes In ‘Homeland’, Julianne Moore In ‘Game Change’, Kevin Costner in ‘Hatfields & McCoy’, ‘Modern Family’ Cast, Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin In ’30 Rock’

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UPDATED WITH ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES: The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were televised tonight on TNT and TBS live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The casts of Warner Bros’ Argo, PBS’ Downton Abbey, and ABC/Twentieth TV’s Modern Family won. Lead Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis for DreamWorks’Lincoln noted that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. ”So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.” For lead Actress, Jennifer Lawrence for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook won and so did Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln for Supporting Actor. Is this all a precursor for the Oscars? The SAG Award — called ‘The Actor’ — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The winners for performances in 2012 including the distinctive ensemble awards and the stunt ensemble honors are chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 members from across the U.S. that were randomly selected this spring. All eligible voting members of SAG-AFTRA cast ballots by January 25th.

The show kicked off with “I Am An Actor” speeches, a legacy from when theScreen Actors Guild Awards first came on the scene in 1995 and Angela Lansbury’s introductory speech at the ceremony was such a hit that it launched a tradition that has become a highlight of the annual show. This year’s Actors Stories were from Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Hal Holbrook, Alfre Woodard, Darren Criss, and Sofia Vergara. Helen Hunt: “I’ve been a waitress, a cuckoo clock, a quarterback and a sex surrogate. I’m Helen Hunt and I’m an actor.” But the funniest was Sofia Vergara who joked that growing up in a traditional Catholic home, her father told her that if she did anything artistic, “I was going to look like a hooker. I told him, “With these huge boobs I inherited, I already look like a hooker.”

This year’s 49th annual Life  Achievement Award was presented to TV/movie legend Dick Van Dyke who looked amazingly young but told the cheering and standing crowd, “That does an old man a lot of good. Such a thrill.” He noted that both Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore were both sick with flu and therefore absent. “I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting. You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. If I can refer to you as my peers, I’m a happy man.”

SAG-AFTRA Co-Presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Riordan appeared onstage together during the show. “Hello Mr. President,” Howard said to Reardon. “I couldn’t resist. Landmark year for SAG awards, not just 19th time, but first time since” the two unions united. [...After a bruising multiyear battle.] Nowthat’s done, Reardon called SAG-AFTRA “the newest strongest union for entertainment and media”.

Jeff Margolis is executive producer and director and his Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast in association with SAG-AFTRA. Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards since its inception and is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming. The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production.

On the scene are Deadline Awards Columnist Pete HammondAwardsline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, and Deadline/Awardsline contributor Diane Haithman:

SAG AWARDS WINNERS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez
ALAN ARKIN 
/ Lester Siegel
KERRY BISHÉ 
/ Kathy Stafford
KYLE CHANDLER 
/ Hamilton Jordan
RORY COCHRANE 
/ Lee Schatz
BRYAN CRANSTON 
/ Jack O’Donnell
CHRISTOPHER DENHAM 
/ Mark Lijek
TATE DONOVAN 
/ Bob Anders
CLEA DUVALL 
/ Cora Lijek
VICTOR GARBER 
/ Ken Taylor
JOHN GOODMAN 
/ John Chambers
SCOOT McNAIRY 
/ Joe Stafford
CHRIS MESSINA 
/ Malinov

Ben Affleck talked about “the incredible people in Argo, they spoke English and Farsi. One thing that those who spoke Farsi have in common with us is that they wanted to kill to make this movie better. And that’s what actors do all over the world, everyday. We are in your debt.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

Daniel Day-Lewis thanked “all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild” and offered his “deepest respect to my fellow nominees.” He said he was sorry that Joaquin Phoenix and fellow cast members who gave their Lincolncharacters the “kiss of life” weren’t there. Day-Lewis thanked Leonardo DiCaprio and Liam Neeson for their support. But he unexpectedly drew a big laugh by saying that he set out to perform the role with the Hippocratic oath in mind: “First, do no harm. But then it occurred to me that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln.  So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)

Jennifer Lawrence beamed: “Oh my god! This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV, but I’ll explain that in a moment. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo Super Sweet Sixteen. I remember receiving the card in the mail. It made me a professional actor, putting me in a category with all of you and now I have this naked statue in front of me. It’s an un-describable feeling.  I want to thank David O Russell. You made a movie for your son so he wouldn’t  feel alone and misunderstood. And I can speak on behalf of all us: you helped so many sons and daughters. Bradley, my performance wouldn’t be good without you. And Harvey, I don’t even know what to say. You’re a rascal. You’ve nourished the filmmakers that nourish me.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – LES MISÉRABLES (Universal Pictures)

“I’m just so thrilled I have dental,” Anne Hathaway told the crowd. “I got my SAG card when I was 14. It felt like the beginning of the world. I loved every single minute. Thanks, Mom, for voting for me  — she’d better have! Hathaway noted that she and her manager have been together “longer than the Beatles”. Says she learned a lot from The Dark Knight Rises that she took to her work on Les Miz. To her husband as to why she loves him so much: “I’ll tell you later.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

Nicole Kidman welcomed viewers and presented and accepted the award on behalf of Tommy Lee Jones.

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
ZOE BOYLE / Lavinia Swire
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
BRENDAN COYLE / John Bates
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY / Lady Sybil Crawley
SIOBHAN FINNERAN / O’Brien
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna
IAIN GLEN / Sir Richard Carlisle
THOMAS HOWES / William
ROB JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
AMY NUTTALL / Ethel
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
DAN STEVENS / Matthew Crawley
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

The Brits were godsmacked they won. It was the first nomination and first win for the Downton Abbey ensemble cast. Logan spoke for the huge 22-actor group that represents the Downton Abbey cast. Speaking for them was Phyllis Logan, who plays ‘Mrs. Hughes’ and exclaimed: “We are so not expecting this. Shut the French windows!… I’d like to thank the Screen Actors Guild for even bothering to consider us. I’m overwhelmed by it all. If I forget anything, come and whisper in my ear,” she said to her castmates. She thanked creator Julian Fellowes who “started the whole thing going”. She also thanked all the “fellow Downton-ians” who were unable to be there.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

This was Cranston’s 4th nomination for the series but his first win. He also was part of the winning ensemble cast for Argo. ”It is so good to be bad,” he quipped in his acceptance speech. “I am so pleased and so honored to receive this award.” Cranston went on to thank AMC, Sony, Breaking Bad‘s writers and directors and crew, and of course showrunner Vince Gilligan and fellow cast members. Cranston’s final thanks went to the SAG committee who “endowed” him with the award, finally. ”Tonight, at least, I am well endowed.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

The win marks Claire Danes’ 2nd. Onstage, Danes joked about SAG’s insistence on referring to everyone as ‘actors’: “I guess I’m an actor, not an actress. That answers that question.” She noted that, “grand spanking new mom,” she has become aware that “it takes a village to raise a child -  and the same is true of making a TV series. It means everything to be here with my buddies, my brilliant cast.” Danes also thanked the Homeland producers for giving her a role with “a lot do to. That’s the understatement of my career.”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

This is the Modern Family cast’s 3rd consecutive win. Jesse Tyler Ferguson spoke for the group and thanked competitors including Big Bang Ratings – er,Theory.He thanked the departing casts of 30 Rock and The Office, saying he hoped the Modern Family cast could be “half as brilliant and smart and wonderful as you are,” adding: “Except for Aubrey [who plays the very young Lily]. She doesn’t know who any of you are.”  He encouraged those actors to apply for jobs on Modern Family. And he joked that his entire cast is indebted to SAG except Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara “who I think has a development deal”.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – 30 ROCK (NBC)

Alec Baldwin exclaimed: ”Oh my God, this is ridiculous. Thanks to Tina. The writers. It’s the end of our show, everybody’s sad about that. Greatest experience I’ve ever had.” Jokes that his CAA agent asked him to say he was “the greatest agent in the history of show business – now that  I’m unemployed I’d like to say [he's] the greatest agent in the history of show business.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – 30 ROCK (NBC)

This is her 5th win. “Oh, that’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union,” Tina Fey said, noting that she shares The Actor with Amy Poehler. “I’ve stolen so many of your moves. I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN COSTNER / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)

Kevin Costner was absent.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JULIANNE MOORE / Sarah Palin – GAME CHANGE (HBO)

SAG AWARDS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES (announced from the Red Carpet tonight):

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
SKYFALL (COLUMBIA PICTURES)
Hussain Adbullah, Arsha Aghdasi, Mahsa Ahmadi, Gillian Aldam, Lucy Allen, Scott Armstrong, Gary Arthurs, Amir Badri,  Lee Bagley, Cody Banta, Carly Barnes, Lloyd Bass, Nikki Berwick, Mustafa Beyter, Dani Biernat, Nellie Burroughes, Michael Byrch, Annabel Canaven, Justo Usin Carrera, Boris Martinez Casel, Tracy Caudle, Cha-Lee, Nick Chopping, Ben Collins, Ben Cooke, Rob Cooper, James Cox, Talila Craig, David Cronnelly, Eugenio Jiminez Cubillo, Clive Curtis, Zarene Dallas, Inci Demirbas, Ümit Demirbas, Rick English, Bradley Farmer, Elaine Ford, David Forman, Vladimir Furdik, Halil Ibrahim Gezer, Saied Gholamie, Andy Godbold, Oliver Gough, Jean-Pierre Goy, Evangelos Grecos, Richard Hansen, Bobby Holland Hanton, Dee Harrop, Elliot Hawkes, Rob Herring, Mark Higgins, Jason Hunjan, Rob Hunt, Dusan Hyska, Rowley Irlam, Martin Ivanov, Cressida Jade, Tolga Kenan, Paul Kennington, Géza Kovács, Görkem Kün,  Maurice Lee, Andy Lister, Jan Loukota, Kevin Lyons, Robbie Maddison, Marc Mailley, Kai Martin, Tina Maskell, Belinda McGinley, Morteza Megdizadeh, Angela Meryl, Casey Michaels, Peter Miles, Gareth Milne, Sian Milne, Mark Mottram, Alim Muzaffer, Brian Nickels, James O’Dee, Justin Pearson, Ian Peed, Heather Philips, Gary Powell, Greg Powell, Tilly Powell, Dominic Preece, Charles Ramsay, David Rea, Gino Rea, Kai Fung Rieck, Tom Rodgers, Yunus Emre Sagukkanli, Diz Sharpe, Mark Slaughter, Curtis Small, Andy Smart, Mark Southworth, Marvin Stewart-Campbell, Roy Street, Gabor Szeman, Mens-Sana Tamakloe, Rocky Taylor, Arran Topham, Vi-Dan Tran, Sam Trimming, Emre Ugantas, Fatih Ugurlu, Cuco Usin, Tony Van Silva, Ami Verge, Rudolf Vrba, Damien Walters, Vincent Wang, David Ware, Calvin Warrington-Heasman, Marlow Warrington-Mattei, Reg Wayment, Paul Weston, Alistair Whitton, Martin Wilde, Belle Williams, Donna C. Williams, Sarah Lochlan Williams, Annabel Wood, Ben Wright, Liang Yang, Roger Yuan

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
Rob Cooper, Jamie Edgell, Dave Fisher, Dave Forman, Paul Herbert, Michelle McKeown, Sian Miline, Jimmy O’Dee, Domonkos Pardanyi, Marcus Shakesheff, CC Smiff, Mark Southworth


Let The Golden Globes Excitement Begin!

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Let the Golden Globes excitement begin!

As if you weren’t already stoked enough to see Jessica Chastain‘s gown, Zooey Deschanel‘s manicure and Bradley Cooper‘s sexy smile, we’ve got some special E! Online coverage comin’ your way that simply cannot be missed.

Next Sunday, tune into E! for a killer countdown to the 70th annual Golden Globe awards, when our beloved Ryan Seacrestand Giuliana Rancic will host all our Live! From the Red Carpet coverage at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Get caught up on all the Golden Globe nominees

But that’s not the only way to keep up with all the Golden Globes greatness! In addition to our red carpet coverage, we’ll also have an online companion show so you can watch your fave celebs from the moment they step out of their stretch limo.

Hosted by Ashlan Gorse and our very own TV guru Kristin Dos Santos, we’re bound to rid you of commercial boredom as we dish fun facts, fashion insight and behind-the-scenes secrets as all the A-list stars arrive.

Check out these 5 potential shockers from the Golden Globes

You can check out our livestream on your trusty computer (or our red carpet iPhone and iPad apps) while R&G dish deets on your boob tube. And don’t forget to tweet at us using #eredcarpet.

So tune in at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT—you won’t want to miss any of the live action!

Check out this year’s Golden Globes Notable Nominees!


CEELO GREEN AND WORLD SERIES MVP PABLO SANDOVAL HEADLINE JUDGES PANEL FOR 2012 MISS UNIVERSE ® COMPETITION LIVE DECEMBER 19 ON NBC

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CEELO GREEN AND WORLD SERIES MVP PABLO SANDOVAL HEADLINE JUDGES PANEL FOR 2012 MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION LIVE DECEMBER 19 ON NBC

Australian Singing and Dancing Sensation Timomatic set to perform
Jeannie Mai of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” returns as commentator
New York, NY- December 13, 2012—NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss
Universe Organization, announced today the celebrity judges for the 2012 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition,
which will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19
at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed PT) on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.

 

The distinguished panel of judges includes:
 CeeLo Green, Singer-Songwriter and Coach of NBC’s The Voice
 Pablo Sandoval, Two-Time World Series Champion and MVP with the San Francisco Giants
 Nigel Barker, Photographer and Host of Oxygen’s new series The Face
 Diego Boneta, Singer and Actor best known for starring role in “Rock of Ages” film
 Scott Disick, TV Personality from the E! Network
 Brad Goreski, Celebrity Stylist and Star of Bravo’s It’s a Brad, Brad World
 Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Star of Iron Chef and Award-Winning Chef
 Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 and Face of L’Oreal
 Kerri Walsh Jennings, Three-time US Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball
 Lisa Vanderpump, Star on Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and new series
Vanderpump Rules

 

“For the first time ever, the Miss Universe telecast is a holiday special and what better gift to give to our
fans than an amazing panel of judges,” said Shugart. “These talented individuals will have the task of
selecting the next Miss Universe so we are excited they will be a part of this worldwide telecast. We also
want to welcome Timomatic who will perform during the show and Jeannie Mai who returns as
commentator.”
In addition to previously announced Train, the world renowned contest adds a second musical performance
from Nigerian-born Tim Omaji, better known as Timomatic in his home country of Australia. Timomatic
made his mark in 2009 as a contestant in Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance and later in Australia’s
Got Talent. These appearances landed him a deal with Sony Music Australia releasing his now four-time
platinum debut single, “Set it Off,” which he will perform during the pageant.
Returning to the Miss Universe telecast is Jeannie Mai of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” as a
commentator. Mai will take viewers behind-the-scenes engaging with contestants, talent, and fans
throughout the telecast. She joins previously announced Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What
Happens: Live,” and Giuliana Rancic, co-anchor of “E! News,” who return to share hosting duties.

 

New to this year’s Miss Universe telecast, fans from around the world can ask a Final Question via twitter by
using #AskMissUniverse in the days leading up to the two-hour telecast. One lucky fan’s question will be
read to a Top Five finalist during the interview competition. In addition to the final question, twitter
integration will include fan’s comments and reactions during the telecast.
Fans have also been able to vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals at the Miss Universe competition.Voting is taking place now through December 18 by logging on to www.missuniverse.com or www.telemundo.com.

Throughout the Miss Universe competition, 89 contestants will compete in three categories: swimsuit,
evening gown and interview. The telecast will conclude with Miss Universe 2011Leila Lopes of Angola
crowning her successor.

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ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global
community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today.
As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Universe is dedicated to partnering with charities
around the world, and to increasing awareness for HIV/Aids prevention. For more information, visit:
www.missuniverse.com.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Brenda Mendoza Dara Busch
Miss Universe Organization Rubenstein Public Relations
bmendoza@missuniverse.com DBusch@rubensteinpr.com
347.247.8568 212.843.8079


GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND TRAIN SET TO PERFORM AT THE 2012 MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION ON NBC ON DECEMBER 19

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New York, NY- December 3, 2012—NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that three-time Grammy-Award winning band, Train, is set to perform at the 61ST Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition. The worldwide telecast will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.

Hailing from San Francisco, the multi-platinum selling band Train just wrapped up a sold-out headlining tour across the US in support of their current gold album CALIFORNIA 37, which features the hits “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” and “Drive By.” The Grammy-winning band is also known for chart-topping singles “Drop Of Jupiter, “Hey Soul Sister” and more. The band will perform a special three-song medley during the swimsuit competition including hits “Drive By,” “Mermaid” and “Shake Up Christmas.”

Train joins an exciting talent line-up that already includes Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic as hosts of the telecast.

Fans from around the world can also vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals at the 2012 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition. The fan vote is taking place now through December 18; fans can log on to www.missuniverse.com or www.telemundo.com for Spanish-speaking fans.

Throughout the Miss Universe competition, contestants representing nearly 90 countries will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concludes with Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes of Angola, crowning her successor.



MEET THE STYLIST: DAVID THOMAS

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Today we sat down with David Thomas, celebrity stylist, to find out how he got his big break, some of his most memorable panic moments, and his favorite designers. David Thomas is a world-renowned, well respected fashion stylist with over twenty-three years of experience in the fashion world and is considered one of the original pioneers of the celebrity stylist title.

In 1982 at the age of sixteen, David Thomas dropped out of school at the advice of his career teacher. The teacher stated, “You won’t pass your exams to gain entry to college and best to get a trade.” Upon that advice, David pursued a four-year plumbing apprenticeship. He was inspired by pictures of Boy George and his contemporaries out and about in the “New Romantic” scene and dreamt about going to London, meeting Boy George and becoming a fashion stylist. “A square peg in a round hole,” as a plumber, David became determined to fulfill his dreams. David left his plumbing and in 1988 applied for and received a grant from the Prince’s Trust. He used that grant to secure a place on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme and then began to invest the money in his first portfolio and moved to London. He began working as a freelance assistant to Isabella Blow and Ian R. Webb; eventually landing his dream job as an assistant to Judy Blame, Boy George’s stylist and jewelry designer. By 1990, David was himself styling Boy George and continued to do so for the next ten years.

In 1991 and at the age of twenty five, David became the youngest fashion editor in the world for British Esquire Magazine and subsequently at twenty-six, the youngest fashion editor in the US as contributing fashion editor of Esquire Gentleman. During the years that David worked at Esquire, the magazine had a policy of ‘no models’. David developed an alternative approach to filling the fashion pages and promoting fashion by using musicians, actors, artists and writers. In addition, David later worked as contributing fashion editor at Vogue Homme, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Hommes International and Interview as well as contributing to American Vogue and Vanity Fair.

David is currently living in Hollywood and is the contributing fashion editor of Esquire UK, and continues to work for a number of magazines including Vanity Fair US, Vanity Fair Italy, L’Uomo Vogue, Flaunt, Tatler and American Esquire. Over the past twenty-three years of David’s career, he has worked with various clients such as: Oasis, Sting, The Verve, Snow Patrol, Liza Minelli, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, The Spice Girls, David and Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue, KD Lang, Robbie Williams, Dita Von Teese and Usher. He currently works with clients such as: Puff Daddy, Diddy Dirty Money, John Legend, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Hemsworth and Avril Lavigne

Simply Stylist: What is your favorite wardrobe item
David: It’s a black Christian Dior Homme nehru jacket from the last collection by Hedi Slimane. It never looks tired. I wear it often, with jeans and sneakers or with skinny pants and dress shoes.

SS: What’s your most memorable ‘panic moment’?
David: I have two! The first was in Las Vegas on a commercial for Ciroc Vodka (‘LUCK BE A LADY’ directed by Anthony Mandler) with Puff Daddy when they doubled the celebrity talent from 6 people to 12 people at 8pm the night before shooting started. The second was when I was asked to style Justin Bieber for the cover of Vibe Magazine an hour before the shoot was to begin.

SS: How did you recover from it gracefully?
David: For the Ciroc commercial, thank god we were in Vegas where the stores were open late! I was able to go and pull from John Varvatos and got up super early and managed to get the alterations done in time to start shooting at 10am. For the Bieber/Vibe cover, me and my two assistants split up, grabbed what we could, and made it work.

SS: What is your favorite fashion era?
David: Always the present, although I think men looked great in the 50′s and for women the 60′s were revolutionary.

SS: What was your big break?
David: Being made the fashion Editor of Esquire UK when I was 25 years old

SS: Whose closet would you most like to raid?
David: David Bowie’s……just to see all those amazing stage costumes close up, and David Beckham’s to wear.

SS: Who are your favorite designers?
David: It all depends what I’m working on, but I like sexy clothes so Dolce & Gabbana is always a good bet. For menswear I love Spencer Hart.

 

 

You can follow David on Twitter @DaveThomasStyle