Philanthropic award winning entertainer Brenda Epperson emerges as TV host…


Monday May 21, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) Sony Tri-Star award winning entertainer and philanthropist Brenda Epperson that is most recognized from her work as Ashley Abbott on CBS’s The Young And The Restless and opening act for the legendary Grammy Award winning musician Lionel Richie recently added hosting to her career.

Brenda is emerging from acting, performing and now hosting for various shows like Kory Angelin’s – Versa Pods that aired on QVC in May and “Aesthetic TV”, where she is the Host and interviews Doctors from around the country showing the latest and greatest beauty treatments. Brenda is in the studios recording a new Christian CD and anticipating the launch of her new book this summer.

Brenda Epperson has appeared on numerous magazine covers, such as Woman’s World, TV Guide, Soap Opera Digest, People Magazine (5-page spread on her wedding), Allo!, French Telepoche, USA Today, LA Times, among others. Brenda was also featured on multiple entertainment and news programs across the country including Oprah, CNN, CBS Morning news, TBN, The Howie Mandel Show, E! Entertainment, PAX, and Good Morning New York.

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Cupcake Wars Winner Annette Starbuck teams up with “Love Is Louder”…

Thursday May 10, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls recently teamed up with Love Is Louder and hosted a successful celebrity benefit at Cupcakeland (415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA). Some of the sponsors included: Two Guys Grilling (providing appetizers), DJ Arthur Galestian, drinks, and complimentary mini cupcakes, Sugar Baby Aprons, Jordana Cosmetics, Ellenie, A.N.T, Cutie Pie That, Food Should Taste Good, Hint Water, Crow Steals Fire, Rayhun Sandwiches, Illy Issimo, The Universe Knows, Naked Calories books and A Lot Like Gifts. At this premiere event Annette sold t-shirts and Love Is Louder gear to benefit the charity. Goodie Girls will continue to sell Love Is Louder products on their website and in the store located at 415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA. For more information about Love Is Louder please visit: www.LoveIsLouder.com.

BREAKING NEWS TIP:
Sunday June 3rd Season Three “Cupcake Wars” winner Annette Starbuck returns to Food Network. Annette will compete with other “Cupcake Wars” winners in “Cupcake Champions”, a five-part series that begins on Sunday, May 13. Each week, four previous “Cupcake Wars” winners will try to impress judges Candace Nelson (owner, Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner, MadMac) for the chance to showcase their cupcakes at a winning gig. For details and local programming please visit: www.foodnetwork.com.

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three, Kentucky Derby. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. They recently hosted an Earth Day event for “The Butterfly Experience”, 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”, and attending Success LA. Annette is also sponsoring “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at her popular bakery “Goodie Girls” and will benefit Love Is Louder.

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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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From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ To ‘New Year’s Eve,’ With DeNiro, Amber Bela Muse’s Exclusive Highlight Hollywood Interview….


Official Movie Website: www.newyearsevemovie.warnerbros.com/index.html

Beautiful actress Amber Bela Muse has caught the attention of fans and Hollywood executives in 2011. From the moment she landed on the set of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” she knew that moving to Hollywood was the best decision she ever made. She then landed a role in the exciting film “New Year’s Eve” starring some of the biggest and most famous people in the world, including DeNiro, Pfeifer and Ashton Kutcher. Born in the U.S., but raised around the globe, this American/British actress is extraordinary. She has been a professional actress since age 11 appearing in popular kid shows and TV commercials. As a teenager Bela Muse became a successful recording artist in London and headlined with musicians like Ani Difranco and Amy Winehouse.

Now Muse headlines with silver screen icons, and 2012 is set to be her most successful year ever. I met Amber through famed Hollywood publicist Misty Schwartz, who runs Extreme Public Relations. I’ve worked with Misty for years, and whenever she promotes someone as hard as she has done for Amber, I know that they must be incredible, and after seeing the actress star on “Grey’s Anatomy” and also on “Gossip Girl,” I know she’s headed for greatness. Highlight Hollywood got to speak with the talented and gorgeous actress exclusively over the Christmas holiday. Here is Amber’s first interview with us.


Q-How long have you been an actress?

A-“I started out at 8-years-old doing commercials, kid TV shows and regional theatre. I took a break during my teen years to pursue music as a singer/songwriter and then around 23 I decided to go back to college and study acting which led me to now… So Its hard to say but all together 10 years, I think!”

Q-You guest starred on ABC’s hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” How exciting was it to land a guest-starring role on the hottest show on ABC?

A-“It was very unexpected and shocking because it was my first L.A. audition! I had only been here for under a month. So I went into the audition just hoping for a call-back and then to hear, I booked it, it was crazy! I loved being at ABC studios everyday for nearly three weeks. It was the best welcome to Hollywood I could have ever dreamed of.”

Q-You also guest-starred on NBC’s “30 Rock” and “Gossip Girl.” What type of roles were they?

A-” only had a bit part on ‘30 Rock’ I think you can see me for all of two seconds but I got to work with Steve Buscemi, so I will never forget it! “Gossip Girl” was a big deal because it was my first guest-starring role with an arch which meant that I was a key character with a pivotal story and a last name! Not just Girl number one.”

Q-You have an extensive stage background as well. Which genre do you prefer, stage, film or TV?

A-“Honestly, I love them all! I would ideally be bouncing back and forth between all genres. I think with theatre you have more freedom to explore and develop a character… Each performance night changes with the next and you can reinvent your intention to get a different reaction from the audience or your partner. But in film and especially television (where time is serious money) you have to think fast and make choices that will stick because sometimes you only get one or two takes and once its recorded and broadcasted there is no going back.”

Q-You attended Yale University and other very prominent schools. Did your parents instill in you the need for education?

A-“Education is a very big deal for my parents but they were also firm believers that the “road of life” was real education too. Which is why I started college a bit later than the average… I had to travel first.”

Q-Wow, you got a role in the film “New Year’s Eve,” what was that like? Robert DeNiro, baby!

A-Laughing, Amber responded, “Yes, I wont lie. Seeing my name on the same credits of DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer and so many classic actors made me feel proud. It was unforgettable.”

Q-You traveled around the world growing up, what was that experience like?

A-“It made me very adaptable! I love that I can call many places home.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with EM & Co. to benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals…


On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host an EM & Co. Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite at the Coast Anabelle Hotel (2011 W. Olive St. Burbank). Proceeds from the event will benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks by Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, entertainment by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries. This red carpet event will feature: VIP gift bags including: Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, and more….

Confirmed Celebrities Include:
Tony Dovolani (Dancing With The Stars), Maksim Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Val Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Natasha Alam (True Blood), Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade), Meagan Good (Stomp The Yard, Jumping The Broom), Kyle Massey (Dancing With The Stars), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), David Joyner (Barney), Kiko Ellsworth (Nine Lives Of Chloe King), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Tawny Amber Young (Rock Of Love), Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas), Meahan Good (Stomp The Yard), Amadou Ly (Twilight), Judi Shekoni (Twilight), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Darren Darnborough (True Blood), Carlos Ramirez (Dysfunktion), Brandon Quinton Adams (The Sandlot), Steven Mango (Big Time Rush), Amin Joseph (GI Joe 2), David Dossett (Sons Of Anarchy), Kate Linder (The Young & The Restless), Brenda Epperson (The Young & The Restless), Britt Griffith (Ghost Hunters), Jennifer Woods (Entourage), Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D), Louis Lombardi (The Sopranos), Morgan Beck (USA Olympic Volleyball Team), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Elwood), Maya Stojan (Sinners & Saints), Jennifer Bailey (The Mentalist), Karimah Westbrook (The Run Diary), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Roman Varshavsky (24), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Keaton Simmons (Prom), Shanna Moakler, Rap Duo New Boyz, Deaundre Bonds, Elizabeth Small (The Santa Clause 3), Gerren Taylor (Baldwin Hills, America The Beautiful), Keaton Simons (The Good Wife), Ashley Barker (Brink It On), Monika Gaba (In The Flow & Recording artist nominee), Nicole Andrews (We Bought A Zoo), and many more…

More about EM & Co.:
Founded in 2005, EM & Co supplies fashion-conscious shoppers with a
well-orchestrated mix of fashions from world-class designers (i.e. Vivienne Westwood, Iodice, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ilaria Nistri, Castelbajac, Stella McCartney, Missoni), as well as innovative styles from emerging L.A. talent.

White fixtures, clean lines, and artful merchandise arranged to complement the art on the walls, create a calm, yet inspiring interior that delights the eye and leads the visitor to explore.

Featuring over 30 lines from around the world in its gallery-like space, Em & Co is also an active supporter of local talent, hosting monthly art exhibits and other events featuring local artist and designers. Their mission – provide a memorable experience and the best service.

EM & Co offers the following services: personal shopping, private appointments, free alterations, studio services, custom design, trunk shows, and pet sitting…

For more information please visit: www.emandco.com.

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