Beauty Sleep Has a New Definition with JuveRest: The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Goesel Anson Develops New Patented Pillow Designed to Combat Sleep Wrinkles

According to experts in the field, many people don’t realize there are two main types of wrinkles on their faces: Expression Wrinkles and Sleep Wrinkles. Expression Wrinkles are the ones we usually think of and are caused by repeated changing facial expressions. With Expression Wrinkles, contraction of facial muscles results in recognizable expressions and creates expression lines such as smile lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. In a young face, expression lines disappear when that person is no longer making that expression. With age, skin loses elasticity, laxity of the skin increases, and lines become folds. Skin aging combined with constant repetition, causes expression wrinkles to eventually become permanent. The cause of expression wrinkles is dynamic, due to actual movement of the muscles of facial expression. That’s why Botox® works on expression lines – it weakens the muscle that causes the wrinkle.

Dr. Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sleep Wrinkles, on the other hand, are different and are caused by repeated distortion of the face from compression against the pillow surface, night after night, causing facial skin to be stretched, pushed and pulled all night long.  Sleep wrinkles occur when the face is compressed against a pillow or bed surface, distortion results from shear and compression forces acting on the delicate facial skin. Sleep wrinkles occur in predictable locations because of fixed anchor points that hold the skin to bone. The mechanical forces from contact with the pillow cause the skin to be stretched, pushed and pulled around these anchor points and create sleep wrinkles. These forces are mechanical, and non-dynamic, so muscle immobilizers, such as Botox® are ineffective for sleep wrinkles. On a young face, sleep wrinkles disappear immediately on awakening. As we age, just as with active expression wrinkles, sleep wrinkles become permanent from constant repetition of compression, increased skin laxity and decreased elasticity. Continue reading

JOHNNIE WALKER® Pledges a Million Kilometres of Safe Rides Home Around the World to Reinforce Responsible Drinking Message

Johnnie Walker. Celebrating Life, Every Day, Everywhere. Responsibly.

JOHNNIE WALKER – in partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Sergio Perez and two-time world drivers’ champion Mika Hakkinen – today launched a global free ride home programme as part of its Join the Pact Responsible Drinking Campaign. JOHNNIE WALKER has always placed responsible drinking at the heart of its eight-year partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. As a result of the partnership more than one million consumers around the world have already signed a pledge never to drink and drive. The new safe rides home programme seeks to attract an additional one million personal commitments.

In 2005 JOHNNIE WALKER entered a partnering agreement with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team.

Johnnie Walker Join the Pact ambassadors - from left - Olli Pettigrew, Rosalyn Lee, Sergio Perez, Mika Hakkinen, Thanh Hang and Mario Lawalata

Johnnie Walker Join the Pact ambassadors – from left – Olli Pettigrew, Rosalyn Lee, Sergio Perez, Mika Hakkinen, Thanh Hang and Mario Lawalata

Today JOHNNIE WALKER is recognized as an icon of personal progress, and as an international, high-status, sophisticated and iconic brand. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes closely match these characteristics and provide a unique and exciting platform for engaging with today’s consumer.

Diageo, parent company of JOHNNIE WALKER, is committed to promoting responsible drinking, and responsible drinking is at the heart of our sponsorship of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The issues of responsibility and choice are critical to the debates on alcohol. Through its pioneering sponsorship, and with Mika Hakkinen as the Global Responsible Drinking Ambassador, JOHNNIE WALKER tackles these issues directly. The JOHNNIE WALKER relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Mika Hakkinen demonstrates that alcoholic beverage companies can effectively promote responsible drinking and change consumer attitudes to over-consumption and drinking and driving.

In advance of the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, the JOHNNIE WALKER brand announced its ambition to gather a further one million pledges to never drink and drive by inviting consumers around the world to use the hashtag #ImNOTdriving on social media. To honour the one million commitments, JOHNNIE WALKER will give away globally one million kilometers of safe rides home – equivalent to travelling around the world’s equator 25 times. The programme begins in Singapore this week. Continue reading


Toys“R”Us, Inc. recently unveiled some of the company’s key holiday initiatives at a special preview event for business retail reporters in New York City. Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., a 27-year veteran of the global retailer and member of the company’s Executive Committee, addressed the state of the company and the retail landscape as a whole. He also set the stage in identifying the company’s competitive advantages as it heads into the all-important holiday period. Also presenting at the event was Fred Argir, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., who, in his first Christmas season at the helm of the company’s $1.1 billion global e-commerce business, provided his unique insight and vision surrounding the company’s omnichannel offerings, as well as investments being made in its mobile capabilities.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping toys_r_us_logoexperience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 877 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 685 international stores and over 170 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including,, and, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products.  Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at, and and on Twitter at and

Mr. Barry addressed how the company continues to counterbalance the effect of the uncertain economic environment and impact of the multi-year decline in birth rates on the toy industry, as well as the declines in select businesses, such as video games and electronics. Mr. Barry likewise noted that the company remains fully focused on introducing innovative programs and accelerating distinctive services to benefit consumers.

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, our seasoned leadership team is executing an aggressive plan to fortify the rightful place of Toys“R”Us as THE toy authority,” Mr. Barry told reporters. “Our unmatched product differentiation, unique services and value offerings continue to set us apart, and we look forward to unveiling new and exciting initiatives throughout the holiday season that consumers will appreciate – today is just a small sampling of what’s in store.”

Reinventing and Evolving the Toy Box

At the September 12th preview event, Mr. Barry discussed the company’s overall merchandising strategy for the 2013 season and beyond, which will continue to center heavily on differentiation and breadth of assortment, while simultaneously introducing new product categories and expanding growth areas. As part of this effort, the company has made a significant investment in developing an improved shopping experience for its customers. Shoppers will begin to see these significant changes in the majority of Toys“R”Us stores in October. This includes enhancing product categories that have experienced sales growth over the past few years, such as Education, Tablets and Construction, while reducing the space dedicated to areas that have underperformed over time. Mr. Barry spoke to a variety of exclusive items in these growth categories, as well as other expected seasonal standouts that can only be found at Toys“R”Us, including Cra-Z-Loom™ from Cra-Z-Art®, Crazy Cart™ from Razor™, Sew Cool Sewing Machine from Spin Master™ and The Zelfs™ Design Your Zelf from Moose Toys. Continue reading

Polk Audio Blends Classic American Craftsmanship with Finely-Tuned Sound in New Buckle and Hinge Headphones

Polk is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United.  (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Polk is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Today, Polk ( announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge – two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection and blend vintage Americana style with 40 years of experience in audio. Music, tech, design and fashion lovers will find common ground in the Buckle and Hinge, enjoying a rich and detailed listening experience, crafted comfort and on-point design detailing. The two new headphone styles round out the wearable technology products in Polk’s Heritage Collection, which also includes the Nue Era and Nue Voe in-ear headphones, which debuted in July.

Polk ( announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge - two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Polk ( announced the release of the Buckle and Hinge – two unique styles of over-ear and on-ear headphones that embody the new Polk Heritage Collection (PRNewsFoto/Polk)

Dressed in cool, chestnut or black with contrasting stitching and metal detailing, Buckle and Hinge reflect Polk’s classic retro design. The headphones also uphold the brand’s reputation for delivering legendary sound and unmatched acoustics. Each features Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET) technology and is engineered with 40 mm drivers developed with Polk’s Dynamic Balance® design process, which produces immersive audio performance and an improved listening experience. Continue reading

Serve Up EPIC Classics for Fall with EPIC Classic Vodka

Discover Why Classic Cocktails Never Go Out of Style

Shorter days and cooler nights mean fall is on its way, prompting many of us to think about our fall gatherings and indoor activities.  Whether you plan to host a fall fling or just invite some friends over for a few martinis, classic cocktails are always in vogue, and with EPIC Classic Vodka, you can be confident you and your guests will enjoy these time-tested, conversation-worthy creations without going over budget.

Sazerac Co. Introduces New EPIC Vodka.  (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Sazerac Co. Introduces New EPIC Vodka. (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Made with vodka imported from France, EPIC is on its way to becoming a classic itself.  Inspired by centuries-old distilling traditions, EPIC delivers a clean, crisp taste at an attractive price point.  Introduced earlier this year, EPIC Vodka is named for the great moments found in our lives, and, “We truly believe that each person defines what EPIC means to them,” said Tracey Clapp, marketing director, vodka.

EPIC is made with hand-selected wheat harvested from the Champagne region in France and is distilled in the Cognac region and recently received a 92/Excellent/Strongly Recommended rating at the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Competition. EPIC Classic Vodka is imported and bottled by the Sazerac Company, one of New Orleans’ oldest family owned, privately held companies with operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal Canada. EPIC vodka is available in a classic unflavored vodka (in 1.75 ml, Liter, 750 ml and 50 ml) at 80 proof and is supported at retail by case cards, large displays, channel cards and recipe booklets. Suggested retail pricing for EPIC 750 ml is $12.99.

Like its classic heritage, here are some classic cocktails to welcome fall:

EPIC Cosmopolitan

  • 1 ½ Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
  • ½ Ounce Orange Liquor
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 1 ½ Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon Twist for Garnish

Add vodka, orange liquor, lime juice, cranberry juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for a minute. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime twist. Serve.

Serve up EPIC Classics for Fall.  (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

Serve up EPIC Classics for Fall. (PRNewsFoto/Sazerac Company)

EPIC Wallbanger

  • 2 Ounces EPIC Classic Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Galliano Liquor
  • 6 Ounces Orange Juice
  • Ice
  • Orange Slice for Garnish

Mix together the vodka, ice, and orange juice. Float the Galliano on the top of the drink. Garnish with orange slice and then serve. Continue reading

Menswear designer Jhane Barnes to Be Honored as Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year

Menswear designer Jhane Barnes has been selected to receive Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year Award at Portfolio in Motion, the annual student fashion show. The show and award presentation will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 1, in the University’s Rose Benté Lee Center, located on Marymount’s Main Campus (2807 Jhane BarnesNorth Glebe Road).

Marymount’s Designer of the Year Award is presented each year to a fashion designer who has achieved excellence in the field and has captured the imagination of both the fashion industry and the public. Jhane Barnes joins an illustrious list of honorees that includes Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Isabel Toledo, Oscar de la Renta, Eileen Fisher, and Tadashi Shoji.

Portfolio in Motion is the culminating academic project for Marymount University’s fashion design and fashion merchandising students, and every aspect – from the jury-selected student designs to all elements of the show’s production – reflects their academic and creative efforts. After seeing the show, Jhane Barnes will review the senior fashion design students’ portfolios – sharing her expertise and giving invaluable advice as these students begin their fashion careers.

Jhane Barnes first became known for her creative menswear, which features unusual details and silhouettes, as well as unique fabrics. In 1980, at the age of 25, she was the youngest person and the first woman to win the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics Award for Menswear. Among her earliest customers were John Lennon, Paul Simon, Elton John, Robin Williams, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson, and Danny Glover. Continue reading

GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards, September 20th and 21st in Hollywood

Guests will enjoy luxury lifestyle gifts and an opportunity to participate in creative fundraising, while celebrating one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events.

GBK (, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honors the 2013 Emmy® Awards Nominees and Presenters with their Annual Gift Lounge on September 20th and 21st from 11:00 am – 6:00pm. The company, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media an opportunity to view the luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, and music. GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services.

A dazzling selection of jewelry awaits attending celebrities, including diamonds, pearls and hand-crafted accessories including gifts from: Sb Collections, gifting a colorful cluster of stones and pearls that is paired with one of their hand-stamped sterling silver tags; THE ARTISAN GROUP®, gifting the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; and Helzberg Diamonds, gifting their exclusive INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection inspired by ABC Television’s primetime hit series “Revenge.”

An array of beauty and fashion products and services will fill the lounge including: Barbar Hair Tools, gifting their BARBAR 2600 Titanium Ionic Flat Iron; HEADWARE, gifting their Headware® and Loopscarf TM, multi-functional accessories; imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails, get a salon perfect manicure in seconds with imPRESS; THE SWEAT SHOP LA, gifting infrared sauna sessions in their individual and private sauna rooms + vitamin/amino acid injections; TC Intimates – superior shapewear offered in high end department stores and boutiques; and Pelo Hair, Los Angeles gifting a Pelo Gift Card, Pelo Vibrant Hair Extensions and a Pelo Baseball Hat. Continue reading

“The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night®” to be Held in Los Angeles on Dec. 6

One-Hour CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, 10 p.m. ET/PT

The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 , and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®” is set to take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and will air live on the CBS Television Network on Friday, Dec. 6 , at 10 p.m. ET/PT, setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards . The one-hour special will officially kick off GRAMMY Season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees.

The Recording Academy Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

The Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

This concert special mark the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to stellar ratings for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which garnered 28.37 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also nearly doubled its social media conversation from the previous year, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance).

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs and continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.

Details regarding ticket sales, presenters and performers for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” will be announced in the coming weeks. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about The Academy, please visit . For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer.

Memphis Grizzlies Named Best Sports Franchise of 2013 by ESPN The Magazine

Annual Comprehensive Pro Team Rankings featured in “The Franchise Issue,” on Newsstands Friday

San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Green Bay Packers round-out the Top Five

For sports fans, “value” may be more valuable than ever. So much so, in fact, that the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies – widely known for their grit and grind style of play – have been crowned the Best Sports Franchise in North America, as determined by ESPN The Magazine‘s 11th annual Ultimate Standings Survey, the results of which are featured in The Mag’s “Franchise Issue” on newsstands Friday. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, who is profiled in the issue, is featured on the cover.

ESPN The Magazine "Franchise Issue".  (PRNewsFoto/ESPN The Magazine)

ESPN The Magazine “Franchise Issue”. (PRNewsFoto/ESPN The Magazine)

Every year, ESPN The Magazine compiles the results of fan surveys and conducts financial analysis to determine which teams in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League (122 teams total) offer the greatest rewards for all the emotion, money and time that fans invest in them. The rankings factor in feedback in 25 categories from more than 60,000 fans nationwide, as well as teams’ efficiency in generating on-field performance from fan dollars.

All 122 teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball were ranked in order, based on a weighted average of scores in eight areas ranging from the quantitative to the emotionally subjective: fan relations (25.2%), affordability (17.4%), “bang for the buck” (16.8%), stadium experience (12.4%), players (11.30%), ownership (10.2%), title track (3.6%), and coaching (3.1%).

Following is the top 10 overall franchises in the Ultimate Standings for 2013:

1. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

2. San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

3. Indiana Pacers (NBA)

4. Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)

5. Green Bay Packers (NFL)

6. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)

7. Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

8. Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

9. Ottawa Senators (NHL)

10. Baltimore Ravens (NFL)

The Grizzlies, who finished among the top 10 in 13 of the 25 categories, including “likeable players,” and “bang for the buck,” topped this year’s 122-team Ultimate Standings – one of four NBA teams to rank in the top five overall. The Grizzlies scored high across the board, ranking second overall in “players (effort and likability),” “affordability” and “bang for your buck,” seventh in “stadium experience,” and eighth in “fan relations.”  The overall experience of attending a game in Memphis bumps the Grizzlies to the top of the list.

Last year’s Ultimate Standings leader, the Oklahoma City Thunder, finished fourth this year, slipping slightly down the ranks behind the San Antonio Spurs at No. 2 and the Indiana Pacers at No. 3 and just ahead of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers at No. 5. Rounding out the top 10 are MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks (6th), the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins (7th), Anaheim Ducks (8th) and Ottawa Senators (9th) and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens (10th).

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the NBA’s Sacramento Kings (122nd) and the NFL’s New York Jets (121st) were the two lowest-ranked teams in the Ultimate Standings, ranking beneath the MLB’s Miami Marlins (120th), NHL’s Toronto Maple Leaves (119th) and NBA’s Phoenix Suns (118th).

ESPN The Magazine’s “Franchise Issue” also features stories onthe “forgotten” quarterback ( Cam Newton), the undisputed two-sport champ (University of Florida);and the story behind the mysterious 1950’s fire that revived a franchise (Green Bay Packers). For more information on the Ultimate Standings, visit


Broadcast Premieres of Five New Acclaimed Documentaries Will Premiere Exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network and In Theaters

DIRECTV and Brainstorm Media announced today that Something to Talk About, a series of socially and culturally relevant documentaries, will return to the Audience Network this fall with the premiere of Haiti Untold on Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m. Presented by Brainstorm Media and DIRECTV’s Audience network, Something to Talk About introduces new, socially relevant and critically acclaimed documentary features in a select group of theaters around the US and on Audience. Each film includes a filmmaker interview as final wraparound. In certain venues, the film will also be followed by a live discussion.

Audience ( is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV subscribers. The channel first made its mark in 2008 (as The 101 Network) by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and in 2010 it became the exclusive home of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close. DIRECTV continues its commitment to original content with series including ROGUE, an exclusive suspense-drama starring award-winning actress Thandie Newton, and Full Circle, the television debut of acclaimed writer Neil LaBute, starring Kate Walsh, Julian McMahon, Minka Kelly and David Boreanaz. The network has become the premier destination for smart, innovative and critically acclaimed TV fare as we search the globe for the best new series such as Hit & Miss (United Kingdom), Rake (Australia), Call Me Fitz and Less Than Kind (Canada).  The Dan Patrick Show, and its companion series The Box Score, keep sports fans up to date with the latest sports talk. Viewers also enjoy the Guitar Center Sessions series and major events such as the annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl.

The new season of Something to Talk About will launch with five acclaimed documentaries this fall, which will make their exclusive, television debut on Audience Network and will be presented in theaters nationwide, as well as being available for purchase through DIRECTV on Demand, DIRECTV Everywhere, home video and via electronic sell-thru.

The upcoming season covers an array of issues and topics such as Hurricane Sandy, gambling addiction and President Kennedy’s historical term and films include:

HAITI UNTOLD                                   A FILM BY DAN SHANNON                OCTOBER 3

DRAWING DEAD                                 A FILM BY MIKE WEEKS                   OCTOBER 10

SHORED UP                                        A FILM BY BEN KALINA                    OCTOBER 24


DESERT RUNNERS                              A FILM BY JENNIFER STEINMAN      NOVEMBER 21

Filmmaker Dan Shannon in Haiti in a scene from the film 'HAITI UNTOLD' premiering exclusively on the series SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT on DirecTV's Audience network.

Filmmaker Dan Shannon in Haiti in a scene from the film ‘HAITI UNTOLD’ premiering exclusively on the series SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT on DirecTV’s Audience network.

HAITI UNTOLD, directed by Dan Shannon, chronicles the personal journey of a few famous and not-so-famous individuals who have put their heads and hearts to the task of effecting radical change in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake of 2010. The film features Sean Penn, Donna Karan, George Laraque, and a host of other notable individuals whose ongoing efforts in the country are effecting radical change in the country. Haiti Untold will kick off the series on Thursday, October 3 at 8PM ET/PT.

Online poker player in a scene from the film 'DRAWING DEAD' premiering exclusively on the series SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT on DirecTV's Audience network.

Online poker player in a scene from the film ‘DRAWING DEAD’ premiering exclusively on the series SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT on DirecTV’s Audience network.

DRAWING DEAD: The Highs and Lows of Online Poker, directed by Mike Weeks, is an insightful look into the highs and lows of online poker from two very different perspectives: a professional poker player worth millions, and a gambling addict.  This film will air on Thursday, October 10 at 8PM ET/PT. Continue reading

Beaulieu Vineyard® Toasts Ten Consecutive Years as Official Wine Sponsor At the 65th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball and Creative Arts Ball

Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon to Captivate Guests at Television’s Biggest Celebration

Beaulieu Vineyard, the great American winery in the heart of the Napa Valley, with 113 years of history in fine winemaking, will once again provide the official wines of the 65th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball to be held September 22, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, immediately following the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Beaulieu Vineyard, established in 1900, is a historic Napa Valley winery with a tradition of quality and innovation. Founded by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, Beaulieu Vineyard set early standards for excellence in premium winemaking that subsequent generations of vintners continue to maintain. It also holds a unique place in the history of California wineries and is one of the most collected American Cabernets.

This is the tenth consecutive year BV wines have been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the eighth year Beaulieu Vineyard has been the proud Official Wine Sponsor of the Television Academy. BV wines will also be featured at the Creative Arts Emmy® celebrations on September 15, 2013, and each guest at both galas will receive a parting gift of BV Napa Cabernet to enjoy at home.

This year's decor theme – Enchanted Forest – will feature 2009 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay poured to complement award-winning Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal's culinary menu.

This year’s decor theme – Enchanted Forest – will feature 2009 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay poured to complement award-winning Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal’s culinary menu.

This year’s decor theme – Enchanted Forest – will feature 2009 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay poured to complement award-winning Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal’s culinary menu. BV Georges de Latour was the first private reserve Cabernet produced in America and has been a benchmark in California winemaking since the first vintage in 1936. Named for the winery founder, it is the most eagerly anticipated wine produced by Beaulieu Vineyard. The 2009 vintage marks the 73nd year that this premier American reserve wine has been produced. Continue reading

Spring/Summer 2014 London Fashion Week Recap: “Design by Shanghai” Wowed Audiences with Fashion Collections from 11 Chinese Designers

Design by Shanghai, organized by the Shanghai Fashion Designers Association (SFDA), was held yesterday at London’s iconic Royal Opera House. Officially supported by British Fashion Council (BFC), the event on the first day of 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week showcased the very best fashion collections from 11 Chinese designers by way of both showroom and catwalk shows. Design by Shanghai ( is supported by the Shanghai City of Design Promotion Center ( The world’s leading professional makeup authority, M·A·C Cosmetics and Bumble and Bumble hairstyle provided professional hair and makeup assistance to all of teh designers.


Designers showcased at Design by Shanghai include: Jenny Ji, Lu Xiaoyu, Lili Lee, Stella Lam, Zheng Xiaodan, and Zhang Yuhao, as well as Liu Min, Du Yang, Shangguan Zhe, He Yan, and Su Renli from “DONGLIANG“, the most representative Chinese multi-brands shop.

Design by Shanghai is committed to establishing a fresh new Shanghai design concept on the international fashion industry scene and drawing more attention from international media and fashion celebrities in order to promote the international development of domestic designers. After its successful debut at the Fall/Winter 2013 London Fashion Week in Feb. 2013, the project is coming back with a better season 2. For the first time, Chinese designers will make their appearance abroad as a team. They all possess extensive knowledge of Chinese elements and moreover, simultaneously combine Chinese culture with modern design and express their concepts in an international way.

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council who provided great support for the success of Design by Shanghai remarked, “There are no boundaries in the industry, especially as a number of Chinese design talents have emerged in the past few years,” she said. “We will always welcome events like Design by Shanghai, bringing Chinese fashion from Shanghai to London. I believe these talents will impress the world with their best collections.”

London is a city full of vitality and innovation,” said Ms. Lv Xiaolei, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Fashion Designers Association and Vice Secretary-general of Shanghai Fashion Week Organization. “Fashion week provides young designers with great opportunities with which to showcase their talents. This is also why we chose London as our first two stages of the project, offering the best way to hear the voice of fashion from Shanghai.”

The Shanghai Fashion Designers Association (SFDA) is a professional and non-profit social group corporation made up of those who work on fashion industry and institutions. It’s aiming to push the sustainable development of the Shanghai fashion industry forward by establishing an international and specialized platform for the promotion and communication of designers and brands, pushing the cooperation among fashion industry chain and forming effective system and standard.

Design by Shanghai designers overseas promotion program is designed by the Shanghai Garment Association,  and focus on building the brand activities aimed at establishing China international fashion circles in the design of the new concept, through the work presented Shanghai designer T station works published and static display, stimulate internationally renowned media and professional fashion people’s concern for the Chinese fashion designers and understanding.

Bright Pink® teams up with Aerie® by American Eagle Outfitters for the 2013 Show Your Support Campaign Focused On Breast Health Awareness For Young Women.


Aerie to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra


National breast and ovarian preventive health non-profit Bright Pink is proud to announce an integrated initiative with Aerie, the intimates and apparel brand from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. For the fourth consecutive year Aerie and Bright Pink will run an in-store and online campaign from September 18th through the month of October (BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH) while supplies last. Aerie will launch a limited edition Bright Pink Bridget™ Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. The goal of the partnership is to spark the conversations around the importance of breast health awareness starting at a young age.


Under the motto, BE BRILLIANT. BE BOLD. BE BRIGHT PINKBright Pink® is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. The organization strives to serve as “the big sister, the best friend, the trusted advisor, the dependable source of support for everything related to your breast and ovarian health“. You can visit them online to join the “bright movement”, learn about breast and ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors, assess your personal risk for these diseases with their  “Assess Your Risk” tool, and download helpful tools such as Questions Every Young Woman Should Ask Her Doctor, Cancer-Fighting Food Shopping Guides, and more Tools To Be Proactive. For young women at high risk, they can request and receive a mentor through the PinkPal® One-on-One Peer Support Program or find a local Experiential Outreach Group to get support in a city near them. Brighten Up today at

We’re so grateful to continue our long-standing partnership with Aerie and reach millions of young women with our life-saving mission. Our hope is that this multifaceted partnership will serve as a call to action for all young women to commit to be breast self aware,” said Bright Pink Founder and CEO, Lindsay Avner. “Throughout the Show Your Support 2013 campaign, we hope to enroll at least 5,000 more young women in our UnderwireAlertsTM monthly breast-check text message reminder program. The critical funds raised through Bright Pink’s partnership with Aerie will propel our educational programs and tools such as UnderwireAlertsTM to unprecedented growth, thereby equipping millions of young women throughout the US with these critical resources that empower them to be preemptive with their breast and ovarian health.

Aerie American Eagle Outfitters to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra.  (PRNewsFoto/American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)

Aerie American Eagle Outfitters to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra. (PRNewsFoto/American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)

Aerie is proud to take our partnership with Bright Pink to the next level through the 2013 Show Your Support Campaign that includes the launch of our limited edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink,” said Jennifer Foyle, Chief Merchandising Officer of Aerie. “Our work with Bright Pink allows us to connect with our consumer on a deeper, more personal level and shows our commitment to making young women feel pretty inside and out.” Continue reading