Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

In celebration of Earth Day, Annette Starbuck, winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three and owner of “Goodie Girls” will host Planet Rehab’s “The Butterfly Experience” on April 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Planet Rehab Sanctuary located at 2745 W. Dalepark Dr., San Dimas, CA 91773. AB Weddings & Special Events will help plan this premiere event to benefit The Butterfly Experience. This event will mark the opening of the new Butterfly Habitat, which offers its visitors total immersion as they enter into an enclosed exhibit beautifully landscaped with native plants and populated by hundreds of butterflies.

As a result of pollution, global warming and loss of habitat, the world butterfly population is in an ominous decline. Many butterfly species are on the verge of becoming, or have already become, extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently designated 23 more species in the country as endangered or threatened. By opening up the walk-in Butterfly Habitat and encouraging the public to interact with these amazing creatures, Planet Rehab hopes to encourage the public to take part in helping Butterfly Populations to survive.

Event Details:
On April 22, 2012, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and wonder of butterflies, up close and in person. Planet Rehab Director Gary Mitchell, and Carlo Rios, Planet Rehab’s Ambassador will co-host this event. The Butterfly Experience will begin at 1:00 P.M. and end at 5:00 P.M. Renowned Butterfly Landscape Expert David Snow will speak on what types of plants butterflies need in order to reproduce and each attendee will be given a pot with a Milkweed seed planted in it. (Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch Caterpillars can eat).

More than just a pretty face, butterflies help to pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that we eat. Planet Rehab’s Butterfly Experience illustrates the importance of planting native plants to keep our local butterfly populations healthy. Planet Rehab operates on the premise that it is the simple things in our world, which make the biggest differences, and so much of what is taken for granted. The Butterfly Experience offers a chance to help make a difference and celebrate Earth Day!

Planet Rehab:
Planet Rehab is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the planet, its animals and their habitats through education, original music and the magic of interacting with the animals in the Planet Rehab Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently home to over 350 animals, many of which are rescues. The Butterfly Experience is one more way that Planet Rehab strives to enlighten others and in doing so, raises very needed resources to continue this important mission.

In addition to monetary sponsorships, Planet Rehab is looking for donations of food and needed materials for the habitat! Your generous support is greatly appreciated and in gratitude, Planet Rehab will recognize individual and corporate donors on the official Planet Rehab website.

Breaking News Tip:
We are proud to announce that Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit: www.foodnetwork.com.

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit: http://www.foodnetwork.com.

Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. This month they provided the cupcakes for the Zooey Magazine re-launch with Kaley Cuoco, mentioned in Angeleno Magazine, and are always providing cupcakes for the cover models of Zooey Magazine, among others. Annette recently had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s premiere of “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like “The Talk” (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 “Wednesday’s Child”, attending Success LA, she will be a celebrity judge at the Cupcake Camp in Santa Barbara and Indulge LA at the Olympic Collection. Annette is also preparing to sponsor “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at “Cupcakeland” (Goodie Girls – 415 E. Broadway, #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Love Is Louder.

Gary C. Mitchell
Executive Director Planet Rehab
Direct: (323) 350-0873
http://www.PlanetRehab.org
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Annette Starbuck is taking over Hollywood one cupcake at a time…


(Los Angeles, CA) Annette Starbuck essentially won the “cupcake” lottery when she won “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network this past season. Last week she had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film premiere “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like The Talk (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 ‘Wednesday’s Child’, attending Success LA, she will be a celebrity judge at the Cupcake Camp in Santa Barbara, attending and serving at the Chocolate Fashion Show, and the Indulge LA at the Olympic Collection. That is just a few of the recent and upcoming events Annette has been blessed with since winning “Cupcake Wars”. Annette is also preparing to sponsor “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at her popular bakery “Goodie Girls”.

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and the money she won definitely helped make her sweet dreams come true. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” at 415 E. Broadway in Glendale. Annette was lucky winner of the premiere episode of the series’ third season, filmed this past spring. She said she was surprised to win because she had been operating an online cupcake business for only eight months when she was picked for the show.

Annette’s display was taken directly over to the Derby’s red-carpet event, where celebrities such as Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo, Salt-N-Pepa, as well as Food Network chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, enjoyed her delectable creations. Now Annette enjoys spending time in her store and is working with several networks providing food for celebrities on shows, visiting talk shows and celebrity events.

Goodie Girls Address:
415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA 91205
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed (by appt. only)

For more information on “A Flavor for Charity” or Goodie Girls please visit: www.TheGoodieGirls.com.

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“A Sweet Trunk Show”…

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…
January 17, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she’s achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination. “Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together with Friends, BBQ’s, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family – it’s who I am at the core. I am lucky to have my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

January 10, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies all to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she’s achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination. “Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together with Friends, BBQ’s, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family – it’s who I am at the core. I am lucky to have my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org.


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“A SWEET TRUNK SHOW & BENEFIT”

Actor Scott L. Schwartz Joined Happy Hats For Kids On Friday, Highlight Hollywood Exclusive


Scott L. Schwartz joined Happy Hats for Kids and helped crown every child at Shriners Hospital for Children with a whimsical Christmas Happy Hat. Some of the sponsors included: Shriners Board, Shriners Clown & Staff, Vons, and the volunteers that donate their time to make the “Happy Hats.” Actor Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including, “Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Spiderman,” “Fun With Dick And Jane,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Star Trek Voyager,” among other feature films.


Most fans don’t know this “Ultimate Nice Guy” has actually been visiting children’s hospitals (CHOC, Shriners, etc…) worldwide for the past 12 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. Scott recently agreed to work directly with Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals to assist them with bringing cheer to children in hospitals and while wearing their “Happy Hats”…


Here is an exclusive look at my friend Scott, who went to a local Children’s hospital here in L.A. on Friday morning instead of having brunch with me as well as others. Scott and his beautiful wife Misty always put their charity work before pleasure. They are the toast of Tinseltown, and Scott’s the nicest guy on the planet! Hear this; he’s my brother-in-law, and if you pick on me, he’ll come visit you after the holidays! All joking aside, thanks Scott for all you do!

Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization goes to Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles to uplift the spirits and bring fun to the children and their families with unique whimsical Christmas Happy Hats decked out with jingle bells, gifts and entertainment. The Happy Hats bring immediate smiles to the precious faces of these suffering kids, their families and caring staff. On five holidays each year the organization gives each hospitalized child as well as their siblings a creative soft felt Holiday themed Happy Hat.

Laughter is healing and what better way than to include everyone in the festivities. Shriners Hospitals for Children are changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Their 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

For more information on Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals please visit: www.HappyHatsForKids.org

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) More at IMDbPro »

In the 4th installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. Written by shreesha bhat

Cast
(in credits order)

Tom Cruise … Ethan Hunt

Jeremy Renner … Brandt

Simon Pegg … Benji

Paula Patton … Jane

Michael Nyqvist … Hendricks

Vladimir Mashkov … Sidorov

Samuli Edelmann … Wistrom
Ivan Shvedoff … Leonid Lisenker

Anil Kapoor … Brij Nath

Léa Seydoux … Sabine Moreau

Josh Holloway … Hanaway
Pavel Kris … Marek Stefanski

Miraj Grbic … Bogdan

Ilia Volok … The Fog
Goran Navojec … Burly Russian Prisoner
Pavel Bezdek … Prison Guard
Ladislav Beran … Control Room Guard
Jan Pavel Filipensky … Control Room Guard (as Jan Filipensky)
Jiri Kraus … Control Room Guard
Ales Putik … Control Room Guard
Tomás Valík … Control Room Guard
Pavel Cajzl … Prisoner
Randy Hall … Prisoner
Vitaly Kravchenko … Scraggy Tooth
Andrej Bestcastnyj … Kremlin Senate Building Desk Guard (as Andrey Bestchastney)
Michael Dopud … Kremlin Subcellar Hallway Guard
Martin Hub … Kremlin Gate Security Guard

Ivo Novák … Russian Agent
Anastasiya Novikova … Russian Hospital Nurse
Marek Dobes … Russian News Anchor
Claudia Vaseková … Claudia Vasekova

Brian Caspe … British News Anchor
Petra Lustigova … Anna Lisenker

April Stewart … Swedish Translator
Gina Hirsch … IMF Operator
Ghaleb El Saadi … Dock Worker (as Ghalib Al Saady)
Andreas Wisniewski … The Fog’s Contact
Michael Rys … Russian Sub Captain
Dmitry Chepovetsky … Russian Sub Ensign

Dawn Chubai … San Francisco News Anchor

Nicola Anderson … Julia’s Friend
Keith Dallas … Julia’s Friend (as Keith Blackman Dallas)

Tammy Hui … Julia’s Friend

David Stuart … Julia’s Friend

Sabrina Morris … Julia’s Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michelle Monaghan … Julia (uncredited)

Ving Rhames … Luther Stickell (uncredited)

Tom Wilkinson … IMF Secretary (uncredited)