“12 Years A Slave” Bestowed Top Honors At 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards

“Breaking Bad” And “Orange Is The New Black” Win Television Nods

The International Press Academy announces its official winners for the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards honoring Film, Television, Blu-ray DVDs, and Video Games

The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced the winners for the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards.  “12 Years a Slave” received Motion Picture and Director honors, while “Dallas Buyers Club‘s” Matthew McConaughey won for Actor in a Motion Picture along with Actor in a Supporting Role winner Jared Leto.  The IPA selected Cate Blanchett as Actress in a Motion Picture, and June Squibb as Actress in a Supporting Role.

The International Press Academy (IPA) is a global association of professional entertainment journalists representing a multitude of print, broadcast, and digital media outlets.  FEDEORA, The Federation of European and Mediterranean Film Critics, joined the IPA in 2011, extending the IPA’s membership of foreign and domestic correspondents, whose markets reach millions worldwide via print, television, radio, and the internet.

Topping the television award winners were “Breaking Bad” and “Orange is the New Black.”  Bryan Cranston won for Best Actor, Drama, and Taylor Schilling received a nod for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical.

In a gala ceremony, the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards celebrated the distinguished accomplishments of artists in thirty-eight categories, and also paid tribute to its Special Achievement honorees, Mike Medavoy (Mary Pickford Award), Garrett Brown (Tesla Award), Guillermo del Toro (Auteur Award), Gabrielle Tana (Independent Producer of the Year Award), and Ryan Coogler (Honorary Satellite Award).

Other honorees include, “Nebraska,” Motion Picture, Ensemble Award; “Orange is the New Black,” Television, Ensemble Award, Michael B. Jordan, Breakthrough Performance Award, and Sophie Nelisse, Breakthrough Performance Award.

The categories and winners for the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards are as follows:

INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY 2013 Winners – 18th ANNUAL SATELLITE™ AWARDS

February 23, 2014

MOTION PICTURES

1. Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
*Cate Blanchett                           Blue Jasmine   Sony Pictures Classics

2. Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
*Matthew McConaughey              Dallas Buyers Club  Focus Features

3. Actress in a Supporting Role
*June Squibb                               Nebraska  Paramount

4. Actor in a Supporting Role
*Jared Leto                                  Dallas Buyers Club  Focus Features

5. Motion Picture
*12 Years a Slave                         Fox Searchlight

6. Motion Picture, International Film
*The Broken Circle Breakdown    Belgium

7. Motion Picture, Animated or Mix Media
*The Wind Rises                           Studio Ghibli

8. Motion Picture, Documentary
*Blackfish                                      Magnolia Pictures

9. Director
*Steve McQueen                           12 Years a Slave  Fox Searchlight

10. Screenplay, Original
*David O. Russell, Eric Singer      American Hustle  Sony

11. Screenplay, Adapted
*Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope            Philomena  The Weinstein Company

12. Original Score
*Steven Price                                Gravity  Warner Bros.

13. Original Song
*Young and Beautiful                    The Great Gatsby  Warner Bros.

14. Cinematography
*Bruno Delbonnel                         Inside Llewyn Davis  CBS Films

15. Visual Effects
*Tim Webber, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence, and           Gravity  Warner Bros.
Neil Corbould

16. Film Editing
*Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, and Alan Baumgarten    American Hustle  Sony

17. Sound (Editing and Mixing)
*Glenn Freemantle, Chris Munro, Niv Adiri,        Gravity  Warner Bros.
Skip Lievsay, and Christopher Benstead

18. Art Direction and Production Design
*Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn         The Great Gatsby  Warner Bros.

19. Costume Design
*Michael O’Connor                                  The Invisible Woman  Sony Pictures Classics Continue reading

THE FACE Season Two Premieres Wednesday, March 5 (10 PM ET/PT) on Oxygen

Twelve model/contestants will compete to become the newest face of Frédéric Fekkai as Oxygen Media premieres the second season of modeling competition series “The Face,” on Wednesday, March 5 at 10 PM ET/PT. The ten-episode season goes beyond the glamour with Naomi Campbell, Anne V and Lydia Hearst as supermodel coaches and host Nigel Barker in a new expanded role as a confidante and advisor to the hopefuls.

OXYGEN MEDIA REVEALS THE 12 MODELTESTANTS  COMPETING ON “THE FACE” SEASON TWO  PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 10PM ET/PT Left to Right: Afiya Bennett, Alana Duval, Allison Millar, Amanda Gullickson, Felisa Wiley, Isabelle Bianchi, Khadisha Gaye, Kira Dikhtyar, Nakisha Bromfield, Ray Clanton, Season 2, Sharon Gallardo, The Face, Tiana Zarlin

OXYGEN MEDIA REVEALS THE 12 MODELTESTANTS
COMPETING ON “THE FACE” SEASON TWO
PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 10PM ET/PT
Left to Right: Afiya Bennett, Alana Duval, Allison Millar, Amanda Gullickson, Felisa Wiley, Isabelle Bianchi, Khadisha Gaye, Kira Dikhtyar, Nakisha Bromfield, Ray Clanton, Season 2, Sharon Gallardo, The Face, Tiana Zarlin

Throughout the season, the young women selected on Team Naomi, Team Anne V and Team Lydia will have the opportunity to make a life-changing transformation through unprecedented access to clients, national brands and iconic mentorships.  It takes a team of “FaceMakers,” or fashion insiders, to transform a model into a supermodel and the most influential names in the industry will lend their expertise this season including Frédéric Fekkai, ELLE Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers, Pamela Rolland, RuPaul, Tyson Beckford and Karen Elson.  Each week, the brand representatives for the Campaign Challenge will choose the winning team, leaving each supermodel coach from the bottom two teams to nominate a member of their team for elimination and the winning coach to decide who will be sent home.

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In the end, only one girl will be chosen to become a spokesperson and ambassador for Frédéric Fekkai’s 2014 national ad campaign.  As part of the grand prize, the winner will get unprecedented exposure, including a photo shoot for an ad that will run in a national publication and on-camera behind-the-scenes content during Fall 2014 Fashion Week in New York. She will also receive personal mentoring from brand founder Frédéric Fekkai, make personal appearances across U.S. retail stores that carry Fekkai and Frédéric Fekkai salons, have website presence on Fekkai.com and inclusion in social media initiatives. Continue reading

DECLEOR Celebrates 40 Years of Visionary Beauty

For 40 years, DECLEOR PARIS has been the trusted Leader in Aromatherapy Cosmetic and Professional Skincare. As the brand celebrates its 40 year anniversary in 2014, it’s a time to honor DECLEOR‘s commitment to offering a unique art of beauty based on the power of nature’s purest and most active ingredients.

DECLEOR Logo.(PRNewsFoto/DECLEOR)

DECLEOR Logo.(PRNewsFoto/DECLEOR)

Understanding that beauty and well-being are intrinsically linked, DECLEOR offers a unique sensorial experience that visibly enhances the skin’s natural beauty and radiance. DECLEOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium essential oils to provide proven skincare solutions that heighten the senses and evoke total relaxation and well-being. Trusted by the world’s best beauty professionals, DECLEOR offers specialist products and exclusive massage techniques to deliver ultimate skincare results and professional care.

DECLEOR: Creation and Innovation

DECLEOR was created in 1974 by Solange Dessimoulie, a woman bursting with energy and self-will. During a time when the cosmetic industry still favored active ingredients of animal origin, Solange devoted her training to discovering a new innovation in skin health: the powerful and extraordinary benefits of essential oils. Since then, DECLEOR‘s development has been built upon three founding values: Naturalness, Sensorality and Effectiveness.

DECLEOR 40th Anniversary Stamp.  (PRNewsFoto/DECLEOR)

DECLEOR 40th Anniversary Stamp. (PRNewsFoto/DECLEOR)

After years of research in the science of plant energies, Solange was introduced to renowned Aromatherapist, Caroline Colliard, and a life-changing encounter ensued that would become the  key to the success of DECLEOR.  It was through Caroline’s hard work and spirit that Aromatherapy, the art of masterfully blending essential oils in an ultra-precise dosage to produce effective products derived from the highest quality natural plants, officially became a science.  DECLEOR was the first brand to introduce the term Aromatherapy to cosmetics and, as a true pioneer in the industry, created the brand’s cult product: AROMESSENCE™, which is still celebrated today.

DECLEOR’s 100% active, 100% natural AROMESSENCE™ serums concentrate the full expertise of the DECLEOR Laboratories and are made from essential oils which treat the skin and increase the effectiveness of skincare products subsequently applied. Thanks to the microbicidal and antiseptic properties of essential oils, AROMESSENCE™ serums offer deep treatment to the skin, ensuring incomparable healthy skin that glows with well-being and radiance.

The effectiveness of the AROMESSENCE™ serums brought to light DECLEOR‘s exclusive “Aroma Duo Concept,” a beauty ritual which features an AROMESSENCE™ serum along with a corresponding day cream for each specific skin type that when used together can dramatically improve results and effectiveness.  Whether your complexion is normal, sensitive, dry, mature, combination or pigmented – or your body needs refining, firming or relaxing – there’s an “Aroma Duo” solution for unparalleled results and noticeably healthier skin.  The Aroma Duo Concept is at the heart of DECLEOR and is expertly crafted into each unique skincare collection.

DECLEOR Today: 40 Years of Expertise and Innovation

Over the past 40 years, DECLEOR has become the world leader in Aromatherapy, with a legacy rooted in the science of plant energies, combined with an in-depth understanding of the body’s vital energies.  DECLEOR‘s fundamental research and product developments cover over 50 essential oils used in more than 50 unique formulations designed to target every skin concern. The brand collaborates with best suppliers of essential oils, collecting raw materials with quality harvesting, extracting and conservation methods. DECLEOR continues to give back to nature year after year, particularly to Madagascar, where DECLEOR sources over 25% of the raw materials used in their formulations.

With the help of the ASMADA Association, DECLEOR has implemented an eco-responsible and sustainable management project which helps preserve the Madagascar ecosystem and improves the living conditions of local populations. This includes projects focusing on reforestation, access to drinking water and solar electrification for schools. Environmental commitment remains a top priority for DECLEOR and the brand will continue to give back to nature. Continue reading

Diageo Luxury Brands Star at the Bar on Oscar® Night

Sterling Vineyards®, Johnnie Walker®, Baileys®, CIROC® Lead Ultra-premium Beverage Experience At the 86th Oscars®

Repeat performer, award-winning Sterling Vineyards, will once again provide the fine wines poured at the Oscars telecast and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball. This year, Sterling is joined at the bar by a selection of world class spirits from the Diageo Luxury Brands portfolio – in a customized experience created exclusively for the Oscars. The specialty spirits celebrating the Oscars include Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka, and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.  The 86th Oscars will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, and telecast live on ABC.

“The Oscars is a celebration of the world’s finest and most creative cinematic talent and we are thrilled to toast their accomplishments with the very best that our luxury wines and spirits portfolio has to offer,” said Peter McDonough, Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo.

As they pass from the Red Carpet and enter the Dolby Theater, a selection of four Sterling Vineyards wines and a handcrafted Johnnie Walker cocktail will welcome guests of the Oscars.  Following the Awards telecast, party-goers at the Governors Ball will be dazzled by The Glamour Shot, a chic concoction featuring new Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon mixed with Goldschlager® Cinnamon Schnapps and served in a glass rimmed with edible flakes of real gold. It’s the perfect celebratory shot to match the winners’ golden statuettes. In a nod to Old Hollywood, guests can savor a Blood and Sand, a classic whisky-based cocktail originally created for the premiere of the1922 Valentino movie of the same name, or sip the supremely modern CIROC Coco Light Martini.  The calorie conscious and stylish CIROC cocktail has less than 130 calories.

Scotch enthusiasts attending the Governors Ball will be delighted to discover the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Bar, stocked with a range of deluxe whiskies, and featuring rare blends including Johnnie Walker Platinum Label and Johnnie Walker Blue Label, poured over hand carved ice, and presented by a Master of Whisky.

To pair with Chef Wolfgang Puck‘s spectacular and varied menu of more than 50 selections of imaginative hors d’oeuvres, small plate entrees and desserts, the winemakers at Sterling Vineyards have pulled the limited production 2010 Reserve Chardonnay and 2008 Reserve Cabernet from the wine cellars.   Sterling Vineyards wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E), a part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanans and Bushmills Whiskies, Smirnoff, CIROC and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global company with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. www.diageo.com

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2014, MAR 7–MAY 25, 2014

The 2014 Whitney Biennial will take a bold new form as three curators from outside the Museum—Stuart Comer (Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (artist and Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago)—each oversee one floor, representing a range of geographic vantages and curatorial methodologies.

Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman Performance of El Parque, Vidas Perfectas, Irondale Theater, Brooklyn, NY; December 2011 Pictured: Ned Sublette as 'R', aka Raoul de Noget Courtesy of the artist Photographer Phillip Stearns

Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Performance of El Parque, Vidas Perfectas, Irondale Theater, Brooklyn, NY; December 2011
Pictured: Ned Sublette as ‘R’, aka Raoul de Noget
Courtesy of the artist
Photographer Phillip Stearns

Elijah Burgher Be like Orpheus, 2013. Color pencil on paper, 18 x 24 in. Private Collection, Chicago Copyright Elijah Burgher Courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Elijah Burgher
Be like Orpheus, 2013. Color pencil on paper, 18 x 24 in.
Private Collection, Chicago
Copyright Elijah Burgher
Courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Elijah Burgher Portrait of Jhon Balance as Talisman Against Suicide, 2013. Colored pencil on paper, 19 x 24 in. (48.2 x 61.0 cm) Collection of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago © Elijah Burgher

Elijah Burgher
Portrait of Jhon Balance as Talisman Against Suicide, 2013. Colored pencil on paper, 19 x 24 in. (48.2 x 61.0 cm)
Collection of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago
© Elijah Burgher

Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the Whitney, noted: “The 2014 Biennial brings together the findings of three curators with very distinct points of view. There is little overlap in the artists they have selected and yet there is common ground. This can be seen in their choice of artists working in interdisciplinary ways, artists working collectively, and artists from a variety of generations. Together, the 103 participants offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.”

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade) still from Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, 2013. Video, color, sound, 30 minutes Collection of the artist; courtesy Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Copyright My Barbarian.

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade)
still from Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, 2013. Video, color, sound, 30 minutes
Collection of the artist; courtesy Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Copyright My Barbarian.

Charline von Heyl Folk Tales, 2013. Acrylic, ink,wax, charcoal and collage on paper, each: 24 x 19 in. 61 x 48.3 cm Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York. Photo: Jason Mandella

Charline von Heyl
Folk Tales, 2013. Acrylic, ink,wax, charcoal and collage on paper, each: 24 x 19 in.
61 x 48.3 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York.
Photo: Jason Mandella

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Dean Martin’s Reprise Records Catalog Comes to Legacy Recordings

Major Reissue Project Launching with Digital Releases of The Dean Martin Christmas Album & Dean Martin: The Reprise Years

Legacy Recordings, in partnership with the Dean Martin Family Trust, has acquired the singer’s legendary Reprise Records catalog and begun remastering titles for a major ongoing reissue project. The Dean Martin Reprise catalog acquisition includes all the recordings Dino made during his extraordinary creative tenure (1962-1974) at Rat Pack chairman Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records label. The Nashville Sessions, the album Martin cut for Warner Bros in 1983, is also included.

The genius of Dean Martin is that he made everything sound easy and classy and fun. Relaxed and comfortable, with a beatific self-assurance that transcended confidence, Dino’s one of the greatest singers who ever cut records. On his Reprise Recordings, the deanmartinKing of Cool is also his most soulful.

The Dean Martin reissue project began with the first digital releases of The Dean Martin Christmas Album, 1966’s #1 Christmas album and perennial holiday classic, and Dean Martin: The Reprise Years, a 2-disc anthology of the crooner’s high points at the label. Legacy Recordings is remastering all the tracks in Dean Martin’s Reprise catalog with an eye toward releasing the catalog digitally and physically over the course of the next year.

On January 20, Legacy released The Very Best of Dean Martin as part of the label’s popular Playlist series. The Dean Martin Playlist contains:
1. Everybody Loves Somebody
2. Every Minute, Every Hour
3. The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
4. You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
5. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
6. In the Chapel in the Moonlight
7. I Can’t Help Remembering You
8. Houston
9. Bumming Around
10. I Will
11. Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me
12. Ain’t Gonna Try Anymore
13. Kiss the World Goodbye
14. Drinking Champagne

The next wave of titles in the Dean Martin Reprise Records reissue project will include digital releases of ten albums:
1. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart
2. Everybody Loves Somebody
3. Dream With Dean
4. Dean Martin Hits Again
5. Welcome To My World
6. (Remember Me) I’m The One That Loves You
7. Dino Latino
8. French Style
9. The Dean Martin TV Show
10. Houston

We’re so pleased to be working with the Dean Martin Family Trust in bringing Dean’s Reprise Records legacy to new generations,” said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. “Dean’s music and style embody the very essence of ‘cool’ and now is the perfect time to introduce this timeless pop music to future fans.” Continue reading

Be Among the First to Stay at the Las Vegas Strip’s First Stand-Alon​e Boutique Hotel

The Cromwell–The Strip’s First Stand-Alone Boutique Hotel–room reservations now available for first guest stays beginning May 21

The Cromwell, will feature 188 rooms and suites, a 40,000 sq-ft casino, restaurant by first-time restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis and rooftop pool, day and nightlife venues by Victor Drai.

The Cromwell, will feature 188 rooms and suites, a 40,000 sq-ft casino, restaurant by first-time restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis and rooftop pool, day and nightlife venues by Victor Drai.

The Cromwell, the new Las Vegas hotel, is set to welcome its first guests beginning May 21, 2014. Guests can now book reservations online at www.thecromwell.com or by calling 1-844-I-AM-CROM (1-844-4-26-2766). With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip – one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year – The Cromwell Hotel and Casino will offer an exceptional luxury Las Vegas hotel experience in an intimate boutique hotel setting:
    —  188 rooms and suites
    —  40,000-square-foot casino with 66 table games, 440 slot machines and a reserved gaming salon
    —  Bound, the hotel lobby bar, will feature barista-style coffees and morning pastries for the early bird, and then transform into the perfect nightcap destination for the night owl
    —  The hotel bar and lounge, Interlude, with its centralized location and close proximity to nightlife, will serve as a social-inspired gathering place featuring cutting-edge mixology
    —  Giada De Laurentiis will open her first-ever restaurant located on the second floor, offering prime views of the Las Vegas Strip
    —  Sprawling day and nightlife venues, Drai’s Beach Club – Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours, will elevate the nightlife scene in Las Vegas

The Cromwell will blend vintage with Parisian flare and modern details. The hotel lobby is reminiscent of a parlor from the past; accessories and bookshelves with leather bound books clad the walls

The Cromwell will blend vintage with Parisian flare and modern details. The hotel lobby is reminiscent of a parlor from the past; accessories and bookshelves with leather bound books clad the walls

Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, The Cromwell is a $185 million renovation and re-imagination of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Architect, Leo A. Daly and Las Vegas-based design studio, Tandem Las Vegas, designed The Cromwell to blend vintage with modern. One of the most noticeable exterior features is the black Parisian-style awnings and ornate black railings, repurposed from the original structure, punctuating each room window. From the moment guests enter the Porte Cochere, they will be intrigued with the luxury appeal and whimsical details of The Cromwell. Continue reading