Monday, November 27, 2017

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Princess Prep 101

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Princess Prep 101: How Meghan Markle Is Getting Ready for Life as a Royal

For further coverage on this topic be sure to tune in to Live from E! at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT.

Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their engagement, the Suits actress can prepare for life as a royal. In fact, it looks like her training has already begun.
A source told E! News the actress was briefed about dealing with the media and press intrusion "very early on." Royal admirers will recall how Prince Harry came to Markle's defense after the actress experienced "a wave of abuse and harassment" following speculation of their relationship.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment," a statement from Kensington Palace read at the time, confirming the lovebirds' relationship status. "Some of this has been very public—the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments."
It also stated, "Some of it has been hidden from the public—the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life."
In addition, the insider told E! News Markle has received some defense training—such as learning how to deal with threats or kidnappers—and that "she knows all the protocol."
However, it looks like the bride-to-be has some more work to do. According to the source, Markle will work with Harry's closest aides over the next few months and may be appointed an advisor, similarly to how  Kate Middleton worked with Sir David Manning. The source said this figure will also serve as a "mentor" to the future royal.
"It won't be so much etiquette but more along advice and mention on things, such as state matters and foreign affairs," the source said.
Markle has already gotten a taste of making royal appearances. Earlier today, Markle and Harry made their first appearance as an engaged couple. The two posed for pictures and answered a few questions from the press at Kensington Palace. She also gave people a glimpse of her gorgeous and symbolic ring. She's also made the move to London, where she will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace with Harry.
Still, Markle has only a few months to complete the rest of her training. She and Harry are scheduled to tie the knot in the spring of 2018.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Scott Disick Says It’s “Bulls--t”

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Scott Disick Says It’s “Bulls--t” Kourtney Kardashian Didn’t Invite Him to Khloe’s Birthday: “I Just Didn’t Want You There”

Someone's feeling a little left out.
In this preview from Sunday's new Keeping Up With the KardashiansScott Disick is mad after he didn't get invited to Khloe Kardashian's surprise birthday party. 
"F--k, I didn't even get invited to her birthday. And I'm family. That was really sweet. That made me feel really good," and angry Scott tells Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian.
"There's only one person that would have gotten me not invited and that's Kourtney. I highly doubt that Khloe was like, ‘The last person I'd want at my surprise party would be Scott,'" Scott rants before sarcastically joking, "It's cool. Honestly, I called my sister and I hung out with her the whole night. And then actually I called my mom after and was, ‘Hey mom, do you want to come over because I'm feeling a little down and lonely because the family that claims I'm still blood even though we're not together still doesn't invite me to a surprise party.' But I really felt good about it.”
"The pity party is why you would think that you would act differently," Kourt says.
"I understand you not inviting me to your birthday, but your sister who I've known forever, longer than anybody else who was there outside of the family. Like I would have wanted to be there for her," Scott says. "I don't get it. Be honest."
Kourtney decides to lie and tells Scott, "I didn't want to have you coming to the birthday and be photographed going in.”
"Photographed going in is your concern?" Scott asks.
"I'm a little bit caught off guard and I just said that I didn't want to be photographed even though that's really not what I meant," Kourtney later admits. "I was trying to be positive. I didn't want to say I just didn't want you there. So if I can't say anything nice I just won't say anything at all." 
"That's all bulls—t," Scott tells her. "It's funny to realize just how fake you really are though.”
Watch a brand new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sunday at 9 p.m., only on E! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Designer Watch-list : Saddle Bags

Lucy Hale spotted in Vancouver, British Columbia wearing the Vera Bradley Carson Saddle Bag in Sycamore Mesa Brown. The Vera Bradley style retails at $248 and is currently available on


DECEMBER 6 - 24, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 7, 2017) – San Francisco’s acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the 2017-2018 season’s Holiday production, the Tony Award-winning family favorite The Secret Garden. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden has a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman ('night, Mother) and music by Grammy Award-winner Lucy Simon. The Original Broadway Production won two Tony Awards in 1991: Best Book of a Musical (Marsha Norman) and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (11-year-old Daisy Eagan, making Eagan the youngest female Tony Award-winner to date). The Secret Garden runs from December 6 - 24, 2017 and will perform at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). The press opening will take place on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $25 - $76 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at
42nd Street Moon’s production of The Secret Garden will feature an all-female creative team, in honor and celebration of the musical’s authors Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon (and of Frances Hodgson Burnett, who wrote the original novel). The production will be directed by Dyan McBride (42nd Street Moon’s Holiday hitScrooge in Love!), with musical direction by Lauren Mayer and choreography by Robyn Tribuzi (making her 42nd Street Moon debut).
“The Secret Garden is a beautiful story,” said Co-Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, “told with a beautiful score. The themes of love, loss and healing are universal, but we see them here through the filters of unfamiliar time and place, and with a touch of the mystical. Characters shift between protagonist and antagonist; heroes are flawed, broken, hurting, and redeemed, and like any good English story, it’s the servants who are often the wisest among us. The bonds of family and home revealed in The Secret Garden are especially poignant during the holiday season.”
 “What haunts us?” added Director Dyan McBride. “How do we move forward in life when the pain of the past is so powerful? Can the natural world speak to us in hidden, magical, healing ways?  For me, The Secret Garden is the perfect musical to delve into three of my favorite topics: girls, gardens and ghosts.  With a stellar cast and a gifted creative team, I feel privileged to help bring this beautiful show to life.”
Set in 1906, The Secret Garden centers around 11-year-old Mary Lennox, who is orphaned in India and comes to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and invalid cousin. There she discovers a mysterious and seemingly enchanted garden, and all three come to know forgiveness, renewal and hope. The Secret Garden is a wonderful show for the whole family to enjoy at the holiday season!
The cast of The Secret Garden will be led by Katie Maupin as “Mary Lennox” and Brian Watson as “Archibald Craven”, both making their 42nd Street Moon debuts. The Company also features Edward Hightower* as “Neville Craven,” Tyler Groshong as “Colin,” Sharon Rietkerk* as “Lily,” Keith Pinto* as “Dickon” and Heather Orth as “Martha,” as well as Amanda Johnson*, Ryan Lee Henry, Scott Hayes, Michael Mohammed, Lucinda Hitchcock Cone*, Corinne Rydman (42nd Street Moon debut), Terry McLaughlin (42nd Street Moon debut) and Anjali Blacker.
In addition to Ms. McBride, Ms. Mayer and Ms. Tribuzi, the creative team will include Brian Watson as Scenic Designer, Rebecca Valentino as Costume Designer, Darcia Tipton as Properties Designer, Alicia Lerner* as Stage Manager and Lauren Howry as Assistant Stage Manager.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Following The Secret Garden, 42nd Street Moon’s 25th Anniversary season will continue in 2018 with the Northern California Debut of Stephen Sondheim's rarely produced Saturday Night, with a book by brothers Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein (March 28-April 15, 2018). The season will then conclude with the hilarious British “Lambeth Walk” musical Me and My Girl by Noel Gay, Douglas Furber, and L. Arthur Rose, revised by Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent (May 2-20, 2018). All performances will take place at The Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). More information on 42nd Street Moon’s 25thAnniversary Season is available online at
Subscriptions are on-sale now and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 (Tues. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Single tickets for all productions are now on-sale.
42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage. For more information, visit:
Company: Brian Watson as "Archibald Craven" (42nd Street Moon debut), Edward Hightower* as "Neville Craven," Katie Maupin as "Mary Lennox" (42nd Street Moon debut), Tyler Groshong as "Colin," Sharon Rietkerk* as "Lily," Keith Pinto* as "Dickon," Heather Orth as "Martha," Amanda Johnson* as "Rose/Dreamer," Ryan Lee Henry as "Albert/Dreamer," Scott Hayes as "Ben/Lt. Wright/Dreamer," Michael Mohammed as "Fakir/Dreamer," Lucinda Hitchcock Cone* as "Mrs. Medlock/Dreamer," Corinne Rydman as "Claire/Dreamer" (42nd Street Moon debut), Terry McLaughlin as "Major Holmes/Dreamer" (42nd Street Moon debut) and Anjali Blacker as "Ayah/Dreamer."
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Director Dyan McBride
Music Director Lauren Mayer
Choreographer Robyn Tribuz
Scenic Designer: Brian Watson
Costume Designer: Rebecca Valentino
Properties Designer: Darcia Tipton
Stage Manager: Alicia Lerner*
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Howry

WHAT:  42nd Street Moon’s production of The Secret Garden.
December 6 - 24, 2017 (press opening on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m.).
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 p.m.Friday 8:00 p.m.Saturday 6:00 p.m.Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Family Matinee Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111.
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission).
TICKETS: $25 - $76 and may be purchased online at 

Monday, October 23, 2017

MelonHopper : Halloween Costume Insider

Its that's time again to capture your inner most desirable alter ego! HALLOWEEN is your time to be that sultry mermaid even captivating wicked witch with curve appeal, but to those with big hearts but naughty desires a nurse costume is in order for that emergency.  Melonhopper is your one stop shop for stepping outside of the same old boring costumes, this year add some sizzle to your one night to capture the night of any party. With shipping all over and wide range of select choices to make sure you won't have the same costumes across the room. You'll find on For your needs with global shipping and handling to secure your package delivery! Follow on social media Instagram @melonhopper be sure to catch the sales and highlighted specials, make this year your own note worthy event!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#DoUrPart alongside Rashad McCants

Looking around today we often see despaired neighborhoods, broken communities among youth looking for inspiration to move forward with promise of a better future!  Former NBA star Rashad McCants has been a beacon of lighting in a gray to dark area.  Stirring the direction calling all into action using his platform to generate the appeal of social media attention. Why social media, we all see the post of clubs and parties even the exposure of new alcohols or mixology creations but only on occasions do we really see do  gooders giving back and clean or even simple kind gestures of hope. We've looked around the globe to pray for others or to comment on how grave living conditions are but now more then ever the call again on this side of reformation. Show how you are willing to be a helping hand, hold a door, help someone cross the street. A step further feeding the homeless simple brown bag lunches to hand out, a few dollars to fill stomachs, even a smile when tears have lost effect.  This call to action has been a force  to be seen and joined.

Social Media  Challenge Call:


#D4SM Client #RashadMcCants  Leads Pro #Ballers into Uncharted Territory

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Hope you’re well.  May we have 1-2 minutes of your time to support a worthy initiative? We would be grateful if you would join in and repost the below message or create your own message on your respective social media platforms. Tell your colleagues and clients to join in as well to help spread this positive message about how we all can #DoUrPart in any aspect of life. BIG3 client Rashad McCants is doing his part by helping to eradicate hunger and end homelessness.

Please tag #rashadmccants and use #hashtag #DoUrPart so we can hear your personal testimony and story.
Instagram @RashadMcCants Post (PLEASE REPOST )

If we ALL do our part, we ALL win! As a son, a brother, a father, a team player, a businessman - I know my position, my part, and the duty of service I owe to many others in need.
What are you doing to help others? What's your part? Hashtag #DoUrPart and tell me what you're doing as a part of the community to change, make a difference.
I am doing my part by partnering with #PerDiemsAgainstPoverty to end hunger, homelessness and provide opportunities for the underserved.

#DoUrPart #Heroes
 #PDAP #FeedingAmerica #Target #Humanity #BeOfService #ProAthletesAgainstPoverty
#CommunityService #GivingBack #Charity #BeABlessing
@citizenciao @D4SM

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Maria Aristidou Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18



Semi Couture Presentation

Fall-Winter 2017-2018

during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Maria Aristidou Couture Autumn/Winter 2017-18

Once upon a time there was a story,
an inspiration behind Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018 womens wear collection to tell ...
"Belle âme - a beautiful soul"
A story of a woman that is united no matter the difficulties, the setbacks, the ups and downs, no matter the color, the religion, the beliefs, women can conquer the world.
"Belle âme" is flooded with a playground of knit patterns, cozy wool's and metallic yarns. Elaborate embroideries create luxurious beaded fields in the designs for the women today, whereas, soft curves with unexpected details and sleek cuts,
manifest the beauty and the elegance of this womenswear collection for day or night.

The power of Love, the Care, the Beauty and the Wisdom of a Woman is the rebirth of
"a beautiful soul".

So here it is, saying to you that my press release for Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018
"Belle âme - a beautiful soul"
is an outcry for all of us to be
because we are valuable, we matter,
we deserve to live every moment in this precious life.


Two More THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 Stadium Dates Coming
This Summer

Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line

  Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line
Photo Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line

Nashville, Tenn. (July 8, 2017) – Superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE rocked Boston’s Fenway Park to its historic foundation on Friday night (7/7), blazing through their FIRST-EVER headlining stadium concert to a SOLD OUT crowd.
With roaring fans greeting the duo – Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, the night was a high-octane signal of their arrival as top-shelf entertainers, which also included a genre-busting lineup of Pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS (featured on FGL’s 13th #1 smash, PLATINUM-certified “God, Your Mama, And Me”), Hip-Hop icon NELLY and breakout Country star CHRIS LANE.
Part of the groundbreaking THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, the Fenway Park show was one neither Hubbard or Kelley will forget.
"Four years ago, we played the House of Blues right across the street, took a tour of the stadium, and dreamed of one day playing here," Hubbard shared from stage. "Thank you Boston for making our dream come true with our very first sold out headline stadium show."
Standout moments included Backstreet Boys joining FGL onstage for their heartfelt ballad, “God, Your Mama, And Me,” which ended in a surprise plaque presentation to celebrate the song’s #1 on Country radio airplay charts – the first time BSB have contributed to a Country single. And all artists capped off the night with a bang reuniting for a red-hot encore of Nelly's "Hot In Herre," Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," and FGL and Nelly's DIAMOND-certified hit "Cruise" that wrapped with a massive fireworks finale.
See photos of FGL’s career-first Fenway Park experience here. (Photo credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line)
Two more stadium concerts are on tap for this summer, with Backstreet Boys returning for massive shows at Minneapolis’ Target Field (7/29) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (8/12). A limited number of tickets for the Minneapolis date are still available, while the duo’s Chicago show sold out shortly after it was announced.
Meanwhile, THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 rolls on with its sizzling lineup of Hip-Hop superstar Nelly and "For Her" singer Chris Lane, plus talented newcomers Russell Dickerson, Ryan Hurd, and Morgan Wallen on select dates. Coast-to-coast concerts are scheduled through the fall, culminating with a two-night stand at the Verizon Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia, on October 20 and 21.
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, visit
About Florida Georgia Line:
FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts. Continuing the epic momentum, the album has delivered three consecutive #1 smashes - the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys) [13th #1 overall as artists]. Following a landmark DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR that broke attendance records and played to over one million featuring headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL is currently on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 29 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. FGL will spread good vibes to sports fans each week during the 2017 NFL season as they’re featured alongside Hank Williams Jr. and Jason Derulo in “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night” during Monday Night Football on ESPN. Fueled by fresh inspiration and keen entrepreneurial spirit, they’ve launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and their own emoji app, FGLmoji. Following the introduction of their Old Camp Pecan Whiskey, their premiere restaurant and entertainment destination FGL HOUSE, a four-story attraction with the largest “Cruise” rooftop Nashville has to offer, is now open.
Special Mentions 

Jensen Sussman, Sweet Talk Publicity
Erin D. D. Burr, Big Machine Label Group