OSCAR WEEK 2013 REPORT: WOLFGANG PUCK TO HOST SUPER SECRET (!) RED CARPET CELEBRITY RETREAT & GIFT LOUNGE HONORING THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

WOLFGANG PUCK PUTS ON THE GLITZ & GRIND FOR THE OSCARS!

Wolfgang Puck Coffee logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Wolfgang Puck Coffee)

Wolfgang Puck Coffee logo. (PRNewsFoto/Wolfgang Puck Coffee)

As if the annual Oscar Week in Los Angeles isn’t “exclusive” enough to stifle a horse, CELEBRITY CHEF AND COFFEE CONNOISSEUR, WOLFGANG PUCK is adding his own, very extra special spin to the week leading up to Sunday’s Academy Award Ceremony. For sure, Puck knows how to put on the glitz to honor the nominees of the 85th annual Academy Awards; and the “leading star” of one of the most exclusive Red Carpet

Wolfgang Puck (Photo by Amanda Marsalis)

Wolfgang Puck (Photo by Amanda Marsalis)

Celebrity Gift Lounges this week happens to be his very own coffees!

(Invited) Nominees, Celebrities, Stylists and Press are set to attend his (new) lavish SECRET ROOM EVENTS RED CARPET CELEBRITY RETREAT AND GIFT LOUNGE honoring the 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS. This is an event so exclusive, the Beverly Hills location is being kept confidential so the invited attendees (No Crashers, Please!) can enjoy the exclusivity of this by-invitation-only event.

SHERRI SCHECK-MERRILL, VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT DESIGN AT AMENITY SERVICES, is pulling out all the stops…and perks, to transform the super-secret pop-up WOLFGANG PUCK COFFEE BAR into a bubbling beverage oasis!  Featuring WOLFGANG PUCK’S ESTATE GROWN COFFEES, there will be specialty cafe drinks titled after the Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees. Attendees will follow Puck’s coffee salute of “Raise your Cup to Living Well” while indulging in Latte Jango, Cafe au Les Mis, Creme d’ Amour Caramel or Abe’s Hot Choc, just to name a few.

Scheck-Merrill also performed CREATIVE SPACE DESIGN duties for the popular SECRET ROOM EVENTS STYLE LOUNGE and incorporated lavish spa services for guests to enjoy. They include: ORGANIC manicures using handmade polishes by LOLLIPOP NAILS (Costa Mesa, CA), make-up applications by DIAL M MAKE-UP ARTISTS (Orange County, CA) and braids and blowouts by THE BLOW ANGELS (Los Angeles, CA).

After sipping and primping in the luxurious tropical retreat, guests will meet a bevy of Beauty and Brains from an Internship Program receiving much buzz out of The OC, FASHIONOMICS LIVE!  The cast and crew of this unique program, where High School students actually design their own internships, were selected by Secret Room Events to showcase their passions and talents. FASHIONOMICS LIVE! will be staging a SOCIAL MEDIA STATION PHOTO BOOTH which includes Best Picture faux tattoos, BUNDTINI BITES that take over from where the Cupcake left off, hot out of the oven cookies, HAIR CHALKING, NAIL EMBEZZLING, TREND SPOTTING, a graffiti wall for guests to scribble their Oscar predictions, and interview ops with the cast of interns!

The (SUPER) SECRET ROOM EVENTS RED CARPET CELEBRITY RETREAT AND GIFT LOUNGE will be the only Gift Lounge offering (invited) celebrity guests complimentary trips to 9 different luxury destinations, villas and private islands via the ALOHA TRAVEL LOUNGE – a new concept for gift suites and exclusive to SECRET ROOM EVENTS. Guests will also be able to pick from an array of high-end bikinis and walk away with a set of new concept designer suitcases to complete this amazing experience.

OSCARE WEEK 2013 REPORT: H&M AND GLOBAL GREEN USA CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE H&M GARMENT RECYCLING PROGRAM

Sophia Bush wears H&M's Conscious Exclusive Collection at Global Green USA's 10th annual Pre-Oscar Party.  (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Sophia Bush wears H&M’s Conscious Exclusive Collection at Global Green USA’s 10th annual Pre-Oscar Party. (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Last night, SOPHIA BUSH, EMMY ROSSUM, ORLANDO BLOOM, MIRANDA KERR and HELEN HUNT were among the guests who joined H&M and GLOBAL GREEN USA to celebrate their partnership and the kickoff of H&M’s global garment recycling program at GLOBAL GREEN’S 10TH ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR PARTY.  H&M, as a proud sponsor of the event, featured an exclusive H&M CONSCIOUS* LOUNGE which highlighted H&M’s key sustainability initiatives including their fashionable Conscious clothing collections.  An ivory organic cotton three-piece suit from H&M’S SPRING 2013 CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION was worn by Sophia Bush on the green carpet.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20:  Actors Shasi Wells (L) and Dylan McDermott attend Global Green USA's 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Actors Shasi Wells (L) and Dylan McDermott attend Global Green USA’s 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)

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Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, In Association with LiveNation, Announce (2013) Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour

TOUR WILL VISIT 12 CITIES IN NORTH AMERICA INCLUDING NEW YORK, BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, AND TORONTO

Justin Timberlake

With more than 23 Grammy Awards, 67 million albums sold and two Emmys combined, music icons JAY Z and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has announced a 12 once-in-a-lifetime stadium performance tour.  The LEGENDS OF THE SUMMER tour will begin on July 17th in Toronto, Ontario at the ROGER’S CENTRE and continue through August 16th in Miami, Florida at SUN LIFE STADIUM. Tickets for all dates except New York go on sale to the public on Thursday, FEBRUARY 28TH at www.LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for special New York on sale date announcement.

In addition to the tour start in Toronto on July 17th, Justin Timberlake and JAY Z will take their extraordinary live production to NEW YORK, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, VANCOUVER, HERSHEY, DETROIT, BALTIMORE, BOSTON, and PHILADELPHIA where they will perform in such legendary stadiums as YANKEE STADIUM, FENWAY PARK, ROSE BOWL and CANDLESTICK PARK.

LEGENDS OF THE SUMMER  tour dates:
July 17               Toronto, ON         Rogers Centre
July 19               New York, NY        Yankee Stadium**
July 22               Chicago, IL            Soldier Field
July 26               San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park
July 28               Los Angeles, CA   Rose Bowl
July 31               Vancouver, BC     BC Place Stadium
August 4              Hershey, PA       Hershey Stadium
August 6              Detroit, MI          Ford Field
August 8              Baltimore, MD    M&T Bank Stadium
August 10             Boston, MA                   Fenway Park
August 13             Philadelphia, PA  Citizens Bank Park
    August 16             Miami, FL           Sun Life Stadium

Beginning today (February 22nd), fans can click here or visit http://on.fb.me/13p2NSi to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on February 27th. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning today, February 22nd at 12 noon local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning February 27th.  Mobile users can text “LNAPP” OR 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app. (Available for iOS and Android.) All presales end at 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 27th.

Special VIP packages are available at www.vipnation.com

** All dates on sale to the public on February 28th, except New York. New York on sale information to be announced soon.

All dates are subject to change. For additional tour and ticket information visit www.LifeandTimes.com, www.JustinTimberlake.com, and www.LiveNation.com. Join the conversation at #LegendsOfTheSummer.