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June 20, 2011 (Sherman Oaks, CA) On Friday July 1, 2011 at 1pm (13812 Ventura Boulevard) celebrities, press and media are invited to stop into Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty to celebrate the “Pink” carpet launch of “A Scent for Humanity” with Pop & R&B recording artist Lily Elise (NBC’s “The Voice” – Christina Aguliera’s team). Lily is helping with the charity drawing as well as creating her own scent. Guests will receive complimentary gift bags along with desserts provided by Ingrid’s Cafe, snacks by Food Should Taste Good, and Hint Water…
“A Scent for Humanity” is a charity trend created by Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty to benefit charities worldwide. Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty is inviting celebrities into the boutique on the first day of each month to benefit a different charity each month. After the celebrity draws the charity he or she will celebrate by creating the perfect scent. After the drawing Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty will donate a portion of sales to benefit that charity each month. This event will give ALL charities a chance to participate and benefit from the exposure as well as creating scents for each celebrity and every time that scent is sold Eleanor Jean will donate a portion of sales to benefit the monthly charity.
Some of the participating charities in the drawing include: Santa’s Gift, Toys For Tots, Reading Writing It’s Exciting!, H.A.R.K., Children Of The Night, and Alicia’s House Food Pantry, more to come.
Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty is the newest and most exclusive beauty boutique located at 13812 Ventura Boulevard next to Belle Gray, Sweet Butter and InvenTori. This boutique offers: Traditional and Airbrush Makeup services, Novalash Lash Extensions, Full Waxing Services, Princess and Bachelorette Parties, Bliss Spa Facials, Lash Dip, Lash and Brow Tinting, Mani’s/Pedi’s and Gel nails.
Some of the VIP’s already enjoying Eleanor Jean Boutique include: Lisa Rinna, Tori Spelling, Denise Richards, In Touch Weekly magazine, Vanessa Minnillo, Carrie Ann Inaba, Lisa Vanderpump, Cheryl Burke, Lauralee Bell, Beth Hefner, Nancy La Scala, Kelly Harper, Fiona Gubelmann, just to name a few… This is a very popular and exclusive celebrity hot spot.
For the fragrance buff Eleanor Jean, Haute Beauty also offers custom blended perfume, lotion, sugar scrub, baby wash, bubble bath, shower gel, milk bath, body spray, shampoo or conditioner.
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Red Carpet: 1pm
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Fast Five (2011) More at IMDbPro…
Former cop Brian O’Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey… before someone else runs them down first. Written by Universal Pictures
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LOS ANGELES — “Fast Five” has left the competition in the dust with an $83.6 million debut to grab the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Universal Pictures’ fifth movie in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise was by far this year’s biggest opening. Its take was more than double the previous best of $39.2 million for “Rio,” the 20th Century Fox animated hit that slipped to No. 2 with $14.4 million.
The No. 1 movie the two previous weekends, “Rio” raised its total to $103.6 million.
“Fast Five” set a record for best April debut ever, speeding past the $71 million haul of its predecessor, “Fast & Furious,” two years ago.
The movie reteams stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as outlaw driving aces and adds Dwayne Johnson as a federal agent on their tail. The action expands beyond the franchise’s traditional racing scene into a broad crime romp.
“Summer began April 29,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “This was all about the right decisions we made, from the concept to the task. How this was made, that it’s not just a car-racing movie, but making it into an action-heist movie. … And the marketing that said, ‘This is not the same. This is new. You’re going to love this, and it’s going to open up a whole new world.”‘
The movie gave Hollywood a huge head-start on the summer season, which begins with next weekend’s debut of the Paramount Pictures superhero saga “Thor.”
Overall revenues totaled $155 million, up a whopping 52 percent from the same weekend last year, when “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was No. 1 with $32.9 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
It was the third-straight weekend that receipts climbed, lifting Hollywood out of a prolonged downturn that began last fall. Revenues for 2011 were running 20.5 percent behind last year’s just three weeks ago, but the rebound since then has left Hollywood’s business down just 14.2 percent compared with 2010.
“What a difference three weeks can make,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “We get so gloom-and-doom, and appropriately so, but look how quickly we’re turning this around. And we’re on the cusp of the biggest movie-going season of the year.”
“Fast Five” added $81.4 million overseas to bring its worldwide total to $165 million. “Thor” already has opened in many international markets, pulling in $93 million overseas ahead of its U.S. release.
Domestically, the weekend’s other new wide releases tanked. Disney’s teen romance “Prom” debuted at No. 5 with only $5 million, while the Weinstein Co. animated sequel “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” opened at No. 6 with just $4.1 million.
Freestyle Releasing’s horror comedy “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night,” featuring “Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh, debuted far outside the top-10 with a paltry $885,000.
“Dylan Dog” played in narrower release of 875 theaters, averaging $1,011 a cinema, compared with $1,832 in 2,730 theaters for “Prom” and $1,653 in 2,505 cinemas for “Hoodwinked Too.”
“Fast Five” played in 3,644 theaters, averaging a mammoth $22,950 a cinema.
Ten percent, or $8.3 million, of domestic revenues for “Fast Five” came from huge-screen IMAX theaters.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “Fast Five,” $83.6 million.
2. “Rio,” $14.4 million.
3. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $10.1 million.
4. “Water for Elephants,” $9.1 million.
5. “Prom,” $5 million.
6. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” $4.1 million.
7. “Soul Surfer,” $3.3 million.
8. “Insidious,” $2.7 million.
9. “Hop,” $2.6 million.
10. “Source Code,” $2.5 million.
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Meagan Good’s new band HELLO GIRLS will host The Booster Club Pilot Screening in Los Angeles at My Studio…
(Los Angeles, CA) The Booster Club Pilot Screening will take place at My Studio (6623 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA) from 6:30-9:30pm on January 23, 2011. This red carpet, star studded pilot screening will be hosted by HELLO GIRLS (Meagan Good, Lamyia Good, Amy Bell, and Sterling Victorian). Guests will be greeted with gift bags and entertained with a special performance by HELLO GIRLS.
Some of the cast members expected to attend include: Traci Lords, Rashad McCants, Lamyia Good, Virginia Watson, Amy Bell, Nathaniel Lamar, Chris Snyder, Cru Ennis, LaTonya Holmes, Michael Klinger, Robert Tena, Cottrell Guidry, etc…Hit-Boy and Stacey Barthe will also be in attendance.
Created, produced and directed by Rich King Entertainment’s Dwayne Barnes and Malaku McCray, “The Booster Club” is An Addictive Comedy Series that will take viewers into the lives of a ring of professional booster “thieves” dedicated to the advancement of those addicted to the high of stealing. “The Wire” meets “Weeds” is the best way to describe it.
“Booster Club” is executive produced by NBA player, Rashad McCants along with Dwayne Barnes and Malaku Quisada-McCray.
Music composed by Hit-Boy of Surf Club (Eminem, Keri Hilson, Brandy, Diddy, Lil Wayne). Featured songs by Stacey Barthe (Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rhianna).
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Ashanti, Jeffrey Wright, Kenny Leon, LL Cool J, Tavis Smiley, and Sharon Leal Attend The 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards
(Hollywood, CA) September 1, 2010– The evening of August 30th was filled with glamour and theatre enthusiasts for the 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles. The awards featured hostess LisaRaye McCoy who appeared in a beautiful white one-piece outfit as she stepped out of her white four door Bentley. McCoy’s co-host, Mekhi Phifer, arrived at the awards with a black Versace suit and was excited to carry out the show.
The Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch was happy to honor a full slate of honoree and their presenters. LL Cool J and actress Nia Long presented to the first honoree, Ashanti Douglas (Spirit Theatre Award). Long mentioned her experience of co-directing Ashanti’s video “Baby,” in addition, LL Cool J, spoke about Ashanti’s brilliant performance during ‘The Wiz’ and her ability to seamlessly cross over into theatre from music. Another honoree presenter included Ben Vereen, who is a previous NAACP Theatre Award honoree. Vereen came to pass the torch to Broadway director, Kenny Leon who received the Trailblazer Theatre Award. The Humanitarian Theatre Award was given to Isagenix for their efforts to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake disaster. Along those lines, actress Sharon Leal presented Wal-Mart the President’s Theatre Award which was accepted by Quadiru Kent, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Following Wal-Mart was Tavis Smiley who presented the Community Service Theatre Award to Wren Brown for his efforts within the theatre community. Lastly, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeffrey Wright for his numerous accomplishments and dedication to the theatre arts over the course of his career.
The awards night was also filled with action-packed vignettes including “Mr. Bojangles” starring Obba Babatunde, “Sarafina” which is produced by Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Amazing Grace Conservatory, “Chicago Club Rumboogie”, and “The First Wives Club” the musical starring Tony Award nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph. The show closed with an enchanted performance by R&B artist, Bobby V. These performances were under the direction of creative director Sakinah LeStage and music director Gil A. Smith.
Celebrity presenters include Sydney Poitier, Anna Horsford, Brandon T. Jackson, Quinton Aaron, Brian White, Kelly Price, Hosea Chanchez, Lance Gross, Omar Gooding, Monique Coleman, Meagan Good, Tatyana Ali, Tamera Mowry, Darren Dewitt Henson, Denise Boutte, Khleo Thomas, Kim Coles, and many more. Sponsors for the award show includes Wal-Mart, Southern California Edison, Upscale Magazine, Rent A Center, Fox Entertainment Group, Honda, Verizon, 8th District Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, Southwest Airlines, Ciroc, and Nuvo.