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Large In Charge Magazine - Five Years on the Net!

 Issue #61 - April 2009

Welcome to LargeInCharge Magazine

In this Issue of L.I.C.


Raqui's Spot -  with our Founder Raqui


From the Plus Side ~ Emily Smiltneck

Good 4 U Food  ~ Xander


Big Girls on the Red Carpet  ~ Cher Rue


Hot & Heavy Entertainment ~ Stephanie Baham


DID YOU KNOW?  ~ Iolande Argent

National & International Plus Sized News


CONFESSIONS - Let It Go and Confess!

Fashion Furious - Fashion Finds with Plus Size style.

Product of the Month - Products for People of Size

Ask Raqui - Get some advice from one Big person to another.


LargeInChargeDating - Dating for the Large People who are going to be in Charge of their Love Lives!


LargeInCharge Friends - The Place for Big People to make Friends and maybe MUCH MORE!

Feature of the Month

Big World Wear

Representing Big People in the Big World


Big World Wear

Written By: Raqui

     Vegas was definitely a treat when I met Joe Reaves and he is the Super Man with Tee Shirts for the Plus Sized Community!

     Not only are they priced well but quality is wonderful and better than many shirts I own.  These shirts made for longevity, printed with care and a big dose of PLUS POSITIVE ATTITUDE are snatched up quicker than hotcakes on Sunday Morning.

     Joe is not only a remarkable person with a plan but a sweetheart as well. I am proud of him and his work, so let me introduce you to...



Interview with Joe M. Reaves CEO of Big World Wear What is your name?


Joe M. Reaves, CEO of Where are you from and what is your current Location?


I am from and our company is located in Chicago, IL. Do you consider yourself a BHM, BBW or a SSBBW, SSBHM?


I consider myself the Sexist BIG man alive!  Do you have an acronym for that?  LOL!  That’s not cockiness, just confidence.  It’s about time that BIG men stand up and represent! Who is the owner of your company?


We are a family and faith based organization.  My father, Joe D. Reaves, and I own the company. Tell us about your company?


BIGWorldWear is a company, a movement, and a ministry.  In the beginning, we didn’t care about money.  It was all about serving God and sending positive messages out into our community and the world.  Therefore, our first line of T-shirts was all spiritually and scripture based.  People loved them.  We tried to deny it, but a ministry was formed.


As we grew, our need to organize turned us into a company.  We maintained our initial customer base, but realized that something was missing.  More and more people kept asking for bigger sizes with inspirational messages, but without the scriptures.  We incorporated this feedback into our second line.  Thus, the BIG line/movement was born.  The BIG line developed a more secular following and encouraged us keep looking for new avenues to explore. How did your company begin?


My father designed the first shirt back in 1997.  It was really simple.  It read, “COOL Like Him.”  Him was Jesus Christ.  COOL was an acronym which stood for Christ Omnipotent Omnipresent Lord.  He didn’t believe in taking money for the shirts so he gave them away for free.  That was the best marketing/advertising strategy ever.  People started wearing and talking about the shirts.  The rest, as they say, is history. How did your company get its name?


Our mission and vision were “BIG.” We wanted to make fashion that had meaning and purpose in the “World.”  It had to be different from other companies.  Our t-shirts, or “Wear,” brought inspiring messages to the people and the world. Does your company have a motto or slogan; and what does it mean?


Our motto is “In a BIG world, everything is BIG.”  It simply means that everything and everyone in the world has a purpose and a place.  They should be accepted and respected for what and who they are. How long have you been in business?


We’ve been operating for 12 years.  We’ve been on-line for 4 years. Tell us about your clothing products?


T-shirts are our claim to fame and fortune. What made you decide to make Plus Sized clothing?


Our customers demanded it.  They kept asking for larger sizes and we saw a need that most companies were not meeting. I hate to say it, but the customer is always right. Who designs the clothing you sell?


Given that we are a small company, we both do. Are you currently looking for new designers?


We are always looking for great ideas. What is the size range on your clothing and do you custom?


We start at a children’s Small and go all the way up to an adult’s 6XL. Does you company do Fashion shows, if so where?


Yes.  So far we’ve participated in fashion shows at the NAAFA Conference in 2007 and the Vegas BBW Bash in 2008. Do you have a website and a hardcopy catalogs; how do we obtain a hard copy catalog?


Our website has all of our designs.  Please visit,  Tell us about your latest fashions and any up & coming products?


Designers never talk about their lines before they are revealed.  We will not break that tradition.  However, I will say that this year we are revamping some old favorites and they will be sexier than ever! Overall, What are your best sellers?


BIG Love

BIG Daddy

BIG & Sexy

BIG Girls Have More Fun

Real Men Love BIG Women

WDJS Has your company or clothing ever been showcased on Television or in Print?


Yes, but it was not as BIG as Large in Charge Magazine. Do you feel the fashion industry is doing a good job providing quality clothing for Big Women?


I think improvements have been made over the last 10 years.  However, there is so much more that can and should be done.  BIGWorldWear is doing its part. What are the ordering options that customers have?


Customers can order shirts by going to the website or contacting us via email, How long does it take for a purchase to be received?


If we have the shirts in stock, it should take no more than 2 weeks.  If they have to be made, the turn around time is 4-6 weeks. What are your refund options?


As long as the shirt has not been worn, s/he can receive a refund up to 30 days after the date of purchase. How do you find your models?


Believe it or not, most of our models find us.  They like the t-shirts and they ask to be our models.  We have also advertised on MySpace. How can someone apply to be a model for your website or catalog?


If they are interested in modeling, we ask that people email us at or contact us on our MySpace page, What qualifications do you look for when choosing a model?


We look for people who believe in our company and our t-shirts.  If that quality is there, it makes the difference.  People over 18 years of age, from all sizes and races, will be considered.  We believe in diversity. Who does the photography on your website?


Again, we are a small company.  So, the owners share that responsibility. Did you construct the website with the release of your clothing line or did it come after?


We developed the website after the BIG clothing line.  At that point, we had enough designs to publish. Was the site an automatic success or did it take time to kick off?


It took some time before people started visiting the site with any regularity.  Word of mouth, vendor events, a presence on MySpace, and links on other sites all helped to increase site traffic. Name some designers and companies you admire?


We would love to work with artists like Teri Boat from, Reubenesq, and JNess.  Nelly’s Applebottoms is the ultimate, of course. What are the most important elements to running a successful Online Clothing Company...quality; comfort...what is important/ what is not?


Our definition of running a successful company may be different from that of other companies.  We believe that success is following your beliefs and values.  It’s identifying a need in the world and finding the necessary resources to fulfill that need.  It’s engaging your customers and listening to their feedback.  Not only will these elements increase sales, but they will increase your customers’ respect for your business. Do you feel clothing options for people of size have made progress in the last 10 years, do you think the internet is part of that progress!


Yes, the internet has helped greatly in this area.  What’s made more of an impact is the fact that BIG people feel more free to be themselves.  They accept and love themselves more than ever before and they are expressing that in numerous ways.  BIG people have BIG Money.  They are letting designers and retailers know that they are dissatisfied with their options.  Designers and retailers are starting to listen. How has the internet helped your business?


The internet has helped to market and advertise in a BIG way.  We are able to network and connect with people all over the world. What can the readers at LargeInCharge do to help support your business?


They can do 2 things.  First, they can buy more of our t-shirts.  Second, they can spread the word about how is representing BIG people in the BIG world.


Thank you, Raqui!  Keep up the BIG work.


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Cover Model of the Month


Queanna Rea' Feather


Interview with our Cover Model of the Month What is your name?

Queanna Rea' Feather Where are you from and what is your current Location?

I'm born and raised in Sunny California and current living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA Can you give us some information about yourself (Age, Height, Size, Nationality, Marital Status, Children, etc.)?

I'm 30 years old, mixed with Apache and Cherokee Indian, Scott Irish and Ethiopian, Single with no children (If you were a big child) how did you feel growing up as a large child? Were you a big child, or did you gain weight later in life?

I was very skinny as a child and didn't gain weight till much later (If you gained weight later in life) what caused you to gain weight and how did you feel about it?

Lack of exercising, I went from being very active to sitting around at home. What made you decide to enter the LargeInCharge model search?

I want to be a great spoke women for plus size when every where, to show little girls and teens that you can reach and live out your dreams no matter your age or size. Did you find it a hard journey to be accepted for your size?

Nope, my spirit and personality has always been the thing to get me noticed. Do you find acceptance among your family and friends?

Yes my family and friends love me rather I'm a size 2 or if I get to 22! They know I'm still the same girl inside with the same big heart. What would you say inspires you most in life?

My number one inspirations is my family. My mother (Catherine) father (Jon) and little brother (Jul) are always pushing me to be best that I can be. Their love, prayers and sacrifices have made me the well rounded person I am today. Everyone of my victories are there victory and I can't wait to see what God has in store for me next! Next would be for the little girl that she wants to someday be like me, that's keeps me going and makes me always live my life right. What is your primary job?

Outside of being Plus Model, Actress... I'm Sr. Customer Service Loan Officer at Bank of America... I working on being Wedding and Event Planner. How did you get into this line of work?

I need a job with benefits and I had so many friends already working for the bank and they keep asking me to apply. Do you find acceptance in the work force?

Yes What changes do you believe should take place for Large People in the work force?

I have never ran into any kind of negative, its was a persons work that was look at. What do you think about the fashion industry for big sized clothing?

Its amazing just how the plus sized clothing has grown, out has gone the old bland clothes with no character. What do you wish to see change with the fashion industry?

More acceptance for plus models on cover, leading roles with top fashion designer. What changes do you think will happen if plus sized modeling for men and women were to expand?

People across the world wouldn't be suffering from low self-esteem, dieting themselves to death because they would see people like them living health lives and being happy in there own skin. Tell us some of the places you buy your clothing from.

Mode Plus, Avenue, DDS, Ross, T.J. Maxx Tell us one of your secret beauty tips.

One wonderful smile, with or without make-up my smile can still like up a room and its hard to see wrinkles if your smiling (talk about looking younger) Give us some tips on how to have a successful Photo shoot. What should models be prepared for?

Work your on your posing in the mirror so you can see what angles look best for you, if you not sure on pose look at different magazines, get plenty of sleep (nothing worst then a sleepy model with bags under her eyes) HAVE FUN Look at Size acceptance five years ago... look at size acceptance now. What changes do you see?

Five years ago you would see a plus size person on TV or magazine and now there plus size magazines, roles on TV, clothing lines with great style, Pageants . Glad to see how far we have come. What changes do you think will happen five years from now with size acceptance?

Hollywood will embrace the curvy women and you'll see us in leading roles and major pictures. Tell us about your goals as far as modeling and other interests.

I plan to be a full time Model and Actress, maybe landing a role on the next hit sitcom or Tyler Perry movie. In my free time, traveling the world, public speaking to show women how GLAMOROUS they are. Really want to have big focus on your girls and teens because they need so much help and attention. The hardest thing to deal with is when your body is changing and not knowing how to deal. Is there a person in your life that makes you keep going?

MY Little Brother (JUL) I wanted him to see how if sister never gave up on her dreams, put keep pushing till they are reach. What advice would you give to other people of size who want to model?

Just go and do it! you can use every excuse under the sun but at the end of the day it's just an excuse. Don't miss out on something, this could be the one thing to change your life for the better. Remember quitting is not an option. What plus size figure do you admire?

Mia Amber and Queen Latifah. Describe yourself with one word.




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Cover Model of the Month

Raqui's Spot

     Raqui the Owner and Founder of LargeInCharge Magazine.  This spot is dedicated to her thoughts, vents, and observations of Plus Sized Life.  Raqui's  "Tell it like it is" style of writing has brought thousands to her blogs and millions to  There is so much behind the woman who has brought this magazine into existence.  Being Internationally known as a wrestler/squasher lead the way to modeling for companies and being featured in magazines and documentaries from all over the world.  She has made a career out of her size and personality. Born, Raised and Residing in the Bronx NYC. This city girl is taking the world by storm.


     For the past 5 years Raqui officially moved into Size Acceptance and Empowerment.  With the creation of LargeInCharge she took what she said to individuals to a higher level and made it public to the internet world. She is a woman who doesn't let things get to her.  Knock her down for the moment but she will rise up stronger and better.  Being a speaker on behalf of many subjects and counseling Plus Sized people online her grace and style has made people love her.  Raqui continues to set an example of a powerful woman who will bend the world to fit her, her way.


     Raqui's appearances include, Uk Television, German TV, Japan, Europe, Sweden and the Spanish circuit.  Her many magazines appearances have been world wide.  She has hit American Television in 2006 with Good Morning American and since has appeared on The Cristina Show,  The Maury Show and The Tyra Banks Show.

To view her Online portfolio visit

Raqui feature on and Glamour Plus - go to Portfolio Section

One Year Anniversary of LargeInCharge Radio

Written By: Raqui 

     How do you all feel this month?  I know I am excited, with winter coming to an end and the first day of spring come and gone, I want to do new things this year.  Meeting people having fun, take advantage of the park near my home.  I have ideas of new things I want to do.  New activities and thoughts that I have.  I want to smell the spring air and feel the breeze.  New Hobbies I want to try.  New Projects I am going to take time and explore.


    What I am Proud of is that this month is the One Year Anniversary of LargeInCharge Radio.  My pride, joy and every Friday Night dedication.  Never missing a beat, we provide the voice for those who want to be heard. Giving humor and advice to those who need it.  I am so proud of that and thankful that I have wonderful regulars who grace the chat room, and thousands of people who listen weekly via I-tune and Online.  I know we have helped others.  And I mean it when I say we, besides myself and my fantastic co-host Lady Trixxster, those who regularly come to the LargeInCharge Radio Show have formed a family.  A family in which we support each other and speak openly and share so many experiences and feelings.


     It amazes me constantly how much people will give to each other when you give them a means.  I am so proud of that and so proud of my listeners.




With Love Raqui


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Super Sized Sounds



     Super Sized Sounds will be a Music Column that will feature those who are in the industry or up and coming who are size positive. Giving recognition to the plus sized people who are out there and showcasing themselves.  Reviews, Interview, News and more from our new writer Super Sized Spanishfly Lynx.


      Lynx Garcia, also known as "SUPERSIZE SPANISHFLY", is a Latina BBW from Queens NYC.  Lynx is an activist speaking out against size discrimination and began performing back in 1996 at social events for big beautiful women and big handsome males and their admirers. Her special mixture of sound held true as she sang, spat, danced and performed spoken word, soon she was in demand by Big and Beautiful parties nationwide.  Lynx taking her "look" and sound mainstream was rejected because of her size. She did not let this break her spirit, hurt her confidence or minimize her drive. Instead she rose up and started a public access show (LYNX' LAIR) aired in Queens on TIME WARNER QPTV . Combination of comedy and sexy style, she showcased underground artists of all walks of life. The response to her show was less than a year she has showcased many artist, some who moved to bigger and better things.


     Currently Lynx has caught the attention of Joey Mekkah of BLACK SOLARIS ENTERTAINMENT and found herself on the Grandmaster MELLE MEL's SOLO ALBUM "MUSCLES" featured on the hot latin hip-hop track called 'DIMELO", she is the only collaboration on the album. Lynx recently has started her own radio show on EXTRAVAGANGSTARADIO.COM  called Ladies Night. EXTRAVAGANGSTARADIO is #1 on the itunes network.





click here And here is the Mocha and Praline Sundae (Raq Place photo here) T.I. Ft Rihanna “Live your Life”

My people, mi gente…  Spring is here and everything is warming up including the charts, and of course as usual your girl is giving you the exclusive free downloads and hot joints that you will want to pump up on your PC or Ipod as you do some Spring cleaning. Also I’d like to announce I am about to embark on a 12 week program, of wellness not just to lose weight but to achieve wellness inside and out, mind, body and soul. Wish me luck and follow me on my journey on my new media home. I still love and support my people over at I will be letting you all know when the first episode of my web series will be up. In the meantime and in between time pump it up!








MARIO “Live a Lie”


PIMP C ft LIL WAYNE & T-PAIN “Let’s Talk Money”


RICK ROSS ft THE DREAM “ All I Really Want”


TREY SONGZ “I Need A Girl”



Photobucket JOE “If I Was Your Man”


LOKIXXIMO ft DJ MESTA “Noche Europeo”


Want to send in your Voice in for review? Are you a singer, rapper, or poet who performs spoken word?  Up and Coming, already established?  Contact Lynx through her Myspace page or email and all information will be forwarded to her (PUT "FOR LYNX" IN THE SUBJECT AREA) 

You must be a Size Positive Artist, or a Plus Sized Supporter.

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Super Sized Sounds with Lynx


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From the Plus Side


Emily Smiltneck

     From the Plus side will be column dedicated to short stories that deal with all aspects of Plus size Life.  Emily Smiltneck was chosen for this position because of her dedication, and realistic writing style. She captures the emotional and mental rollercoaster those who are Plus Sized go through.


     Emily Susanne Smiltneck lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (pretty much dead center in the middle of nowhere). She is a substitute teacher, and has recently started a tutoring business. Emily is currently working on several writing projects, including a historical fiction novel and several collections of poetry.

Emily Smiltneck receives recognition in Neighbors Daily Press - See article below


     It is a great joy when our fellow Plus Sized people receive recognition for their life's work.  Join me in this Joyous moment when one of our LargeInCharge writers is seen for her contribution and great dedication to her goals in life.  Click the images above to read the article about our dear Emily. When the page open click on the article to zoom in and read it.


The Adventures of Phatgurl

by Emily Suzanne Smiltneck  

The Adventures Of Phatgurl is a serial collection of stories about the adventures of Jany, a plus-sized young woman who, in desperation, places an ad on a personals website.  As she embarks on her dates, she meets many different kinds of men who expect many different things from her.  Some of her adventures are wildly amusing and others are more serious and even sad. 

If you have any ideas or experiences, funny or otherwise, that you would like to see depicted in a future Phatgurl story, please e-mail me at  I will do my very best to incorporate all reader ideas into future columns.  Thanks!


The Ad

SW SSBBW seeks SM willing to ask her out.  Need not buy gifts, remember dates, put toilet seat down.  Video game fanatics and men who require guys’ nights out okay.  Willing to watch action movies and avoid “the talk.”  Reply to:


Candidate 7: The Art Dealer



Subject: Where are you from?

with my luck, no where near where i’m from, I’m sure.  washington?  as in the state?  i have the worst luck when it comes to women, especially ones who are smart, and you seem like you might be.  catchy little ploy in the ad, by the way.  i hope you really don’t think that lowly of yourself, but if you do, that’s cool, I guess, because you’re every guy’s dream woman.  humor aside, though, i’m just looking for someone to get to know and see where things go.  i’m sort of socially awkward, to be honest, so it can be hard for me to meet people, but at least i can admit it.  that’s the first step, right?  I don’t really mind if you do live far away.  we can start to get to know each other and maybe at some point in the future we can meet.  even if we live close, that might be a good idea.






Subject: Re: Where are you from?


You really don’t seem all that socially awkward.  Granted, we haven’t met yet, but I think you’d do fine.  Unfortunately, your assessment of your luck seems to be right on target, because I don’t live anywhere near Washington.  I don’t have a problem getting to know each other online or whatever, though.  You never know what might happen.






Subject: Re: Re: Where are you from?


well, i’m glad i haven’t scared you away yet, anyway.  sorry to hear we’re not close together.  geography tends to derail most of my attempts at relationships, probably because it’s a lot easier for me to meet people far away so I don’t have to face them in person.  but, we will just do what we can.  do you have any messengers or anything?  easier to chat that way.  you can find me on yooha- my username is hartart1976.  if you use yooha, add me.  if not, get it.  now.  we can have an online date.




Subject: Re: Re: Re: Where are you from?


I don’t generally respond well to orders, but just for you, I decided to try.  I have a Yooha account now.  My username is phat_gurl.  I haven’t figured out how to add anyone yet- well, haven’t tried, really.  So, you can add me.  My turn to give orders.  Talk to you soon.


Yooha Messenger

hartart1976 would like to add you to his/her Friends list Accept  Decline


You have accepted hartart1976’s Friends request.  He/she is now your Friend.



hey, how are you?  i see you got me added.



Yup.  I’m okay.  You?



lonely.  sad.  you should send me a picture to cheer me up.



A picture?  You want me to draw you a picture?  Of what?



no, dummy, i want you to send me a picture of you.  i want to know what you look like.  send me one.  now!



Now that you called me a dummy, I’m not sending you anything.  Anyway, you’d probably rather not know what I look like.  And I knew what you meant.  I was kidding.



i wanna know and i wanna know now!



Cool your jets, dude.  Why don’t we just chat for now.  Maybe next time I’ll send you a pic.  You live in Washington, you either have a really weird last name or you like art—I’m intrigued.  Tell me more about you.  What is your name supposed to mean?  Are you, like, an artist or something?



it means my heart is tart.



I’m beginning to see what you meant by socially awkward. 



i work as an art dealer.  for a museum.  no artist.  are you a famous artist?



Yes, I’m a artist.  A famous one.  Because all famous artists try to find dates online.  No, I’m not an artist.  I work in an art gallery, though.



have you had sex with a famous artist?



What!?!  No!  I mean, even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you.  That’s just ridiculous.  Famous artists don’t just go around having sex with random people.  Especially people like me.  I can’t believe I’m even responding to this!



sure they do.  everyone knows that artists have a lot of sex.  and what do you mean, people like you?



People like me.  You know, poor, unimportant, fat…



what?  you’re fat?  never mind, then!


are you there?


where’d you go?  aw, come on.  i was kidding.  i knew you were, i saw your personalz ad.  i’m not dumb.  not that dumb anyway.  i like you.  send me a pic.  a naked one.



You’re a pig!






OK, fine.  I’ll send you a picture of me.  NOT a naked one, piggie.  But you have to promise you won’t stop talking to me.  I don’t trust you anymore.


Picture file meinreddress.jpg sent to hartart1976.


hartart1976 has accepted meinreddress.jpg.



Are you there?  I had a reason when I stopped talking to you. 


Maybe you did, too.  I guess you didn’t like the picture.




hartart1976 has signed out.



I’m sorry you didn’t like it.  If you ever change your mind, let me know.


            Jany stood up from her computer desk and stretched.  What an idiot.  She’d known he wouldn’t like the picture.  Most guys didn’t, unless they knew ahead of time what she might look like.  She should be used to it.  The characteristic tears didn’t flood her eyes, though.  She waited for them, felt a little unsettled when they didn’t come.  Finally, she shrugged her shoulders and went into the kitchen.

            Once there, she didn’t really know what to do with herself.  She’d already made plans with Mala to go to the sandwich shop next door to the gallery for lunch, so she couldn’t busy herself with making something.  She could do dishes, except that there weren’t enough dirty ones to make it worth filling the sink up with water.  She slumped at the table and stared vacantly at the shelf of art supplies under the window.  Maybe she’d paint or something to take her mind off Martin.  No.  Suddenly she didn’t have the energy to stand up.  She closed her eyes and thumped her head down on the table.

            And then the tears came.

            She wished with all she was worth that Michael would call.  He was a voice of reason whenever she was consumed by self doubt and sadness.  She could call him, of course, but he had so many things going on that she didn’t want to bother him.  Besides, why would he want to talk to her, really?  She didn’t have a whole lot to offer at the moment.  It was better not to be a burden.  She sat at the table and cried for another hour before she was able to stand up, stumble into her bedroom, collapse on her bed, and start crying anew.  Why did men have to be so stupid and shallow?  Why was she unworthy of love, just because she didn’t look like a supermodel?

            Jany didn’t realize she had fallen asleep until the e-mail alert on her computer sounded and roused her.  She looked at her alarm clock and saw that it was after ten.  She stretched and stood, undressed for bed, then sat down at her computer.  Might as well check her e-mail before she went back to sleep.  She had a few random junk e-mails and a note from Mala that she’d be ten or fifteen minutes late in the morning.  And then there was, of all things, an e-mail from Michael.  Red eyes and tear-stained cheeks and all, she found herself smiling at the sight of his name. 

            It was just a simple note to say hi, and he wanted to know if she was busy, or if he could maybe call her!  Somehow, her mental anguish had reached him and he had known that she needed him.  She was sure of it.  She hit reply and wrote to him that he could call her absolutely any time he wanted to.  After she had sent the message, she shut down her computer and climbed into bed with a book, making sure that her phone was within easy reach.

            It was less than five minutes later when her phone rang.  Instead of sounding depressed and disinterested when she answered the phone, the way she wanted to, so he would ask what was wrong and she could talk about the whole thing, she sounded excited and almost bubbly.  It was impossible for her not to be giddy and gleeful when she heard his voice.

            “Hey, Babe, how ya doing?” he asked.

            “I’m–I’m okay.  Not too bad.  You?”

            “Busy, as usual, but pretty good, all things considered.  I just wanted to call and hear your voice.”

            His words made her heart jump up and down a few times, probably clapping its hypothetical hands.  She had to pause and breathe deeply before she continued, to soothe her nerves.

            “I’m glad you did.  It’s always good to hear your voice, too.  Always.”

            “That’s good to know.  So whatcha been up to?  Any news on the romance front?”

            “Ha.  Ha, ha, ha.  Not exactly, other than that I am more sure than ever that there will never be any romance in my life.  The only decent guys I can seem to find live so far away there’s no point.  And even some of them are jerks.”  She quickly told him what had happened with Martin.

            “So wait a minute.  You were talking with him on an instant messenger, he had a general idea what you looked like already, you sent him a picture, and he didn’t respond, so you assumed it was the picture that did it?  Is that really reasonable?”

            “What else would it be?”

            “Oh, I don’t know.  His Internet service cut out.  His computer froze.  He had to go and just decided not to respond—he did say he was socially awkward.  He was turned on and was having a hard time typing with one han—”

            “Okay, stop.  That’s not what happened, I’m sure, but I guess it might not have been his fault.  It’s just hard for me to believe that someone could really like me.  No one else ever has.  Not as anything more than a one-time thing, anyway.”

            “Do I not count at all here?”

            “I—well—of course you do.  But you live far away and you’ve never even met me in person and it’s just not the same.  You know what I mean,”

            “This guy hasn’t met you in person, either.  Think about that.  Stop being so damn pessimistic.”

            “I can’t help it.  I’m sorry.  It just feels like there’s no other way to be.”

            “Do you need me to tell you about all the things I’d do to you if I didn’t live so far away, and if you weren’t so young it’d make me feel like a pedophile?”

            In spite of herself, Jany giggled.

            “No, that’s okay.  You don’t have to,”

            “That’s good, because you would definitely blush if I did.  In fact, I’d probably blush, too.  You are a beautiful, sensual woman, and you’re smart, and you’re kind, and any man in the world would be lucky to have someone like you even talk to him.”

            Jany was grinning broadly by the time he had finished speaking.

            “Better now?”

            “Yeah, I’m okay.  Thanks.  Sometimes I guess I just need someone to kick me in the pants and get me out of my little slumps.”

            “Anytime.  I’ve gotta go now, and get some sleep, but it was good talking to you, as always.  Tomorrow, talk to this Martin guy and see what’s up.  I’ll betcha anything he just flaked and it had nothing to do with your picture at all.  And he can’t say much, anyway, if he didn’t send you a picture of his own.”

            “True, I guess.  All right, have a good night.  Sweet dreams.”

            “You, too, Babe.  Someday when I have more time, I’ll really make you feel better.  I promise.  Night.”

            Jany hung up the phone, turned out the light, and spent half the night lying awake and composing the e-mail she would send to Martin in the morning.



Yooha Messenger

Show recent messages.  F3






Oh, hi.  You’re still speaking to me, I see.






I am not sending you anything until you actually talk to me.  Well, chat to me, I guess.  In sentences, not commands.



send me pictures!



What happened the other day?  How come you stopped talking to me after I sent you the pic?



i didn’t.



Yes, you did.  I sent you the picture and you never said anything and I asked where you were and you never answered.  Obviously, you didn’t like the picture, so why are you talking to me again now?



i liked the pic.  i was looking at it.  and then i had to go.  that’s all. 



You didn’t even say bye.



i told you i was socially awkward.  sheesh.  anyway, even if i didn’t like the picture, it doesn’t mean i can’t talk to you anymore.  i can talk to ugly people.



So you think I’m ugly.



NO!  i don’t get people, especially women.



Sorry.  I just don’t feel very beautiful sometimes, and that tends to make things difficult for me, dating-wise.



you are beautiful.



Not to most people.  To most people I am just fat.



so lose weight.



It’s not that easy.  Anyway, if I have to lose weight so someone likes me, I don’t really want them to like me.  You think I should lose weight?



 grrr.  no.  you are fine.  if you don’t want to lose weight, find someone who likes you how you are.



I can’t, so far.



i don’t know what to say.  you shoot me down every time.  be alone then.  be sad.



I think I have to get going.



no.  send pictures.



I don’t want to send pictures.  I just want to feel like someone likes me.



 i like you.  that’s why i want pics.  naked ones.



No, I mean I want someone to like me for who I am, not how I look.  See, that’s the thing.  Everyone who doesn’t like me doesn’t like me because I’m fat.  But everyone who does like me ONLY likes me because I’m fat.  It’s all about what I look like and not who I am.



ok, let’s go on a date.



Yeah, right.  I can’t exactly hop on a plane and be there in time for dinner.



no, i will tell you how.  what do you want for dinner?  what do you like?



What do you mean?  I like all kinds of things.



if i was there, what would you want for dinner?  where would we go?  what would we talk about?



I don’t know, there’s a Chinese place on the corner that’s really good.  And we’d probably talk about art, since it’s something we’re both interested in.



ok.  no work tomorrow, it’s saturday.  you go get chinese and i’ll go get chinese and we’ll come back on here and chat about art while we eat.  buy yourself some flowers while you’re out, too, and a candle.  make it romantic.



Are you serious?  Really?





hartart1976 has signed out.


phat_gurl has signed out.


            Jany ran into her bedroom and shed her work clothes.  She started pulling on a sweatsuit at first but then decided she should dress up for her “date.”  Instead, she donned a skirt and sweater, tucked her keys and phone into her purse, and danced out the door.  She was back home in forty-five minutes, with a takeout container under one arm and a shopping bag dangling off of her elbow.  She lit the candles, put the flowers in a vase, and logged back on to Yooha.



Yooha Messenger

Show recent messages.  F3



Hey, Martin, you there?



i’m back.



Cool, me too.



what did you get?



Orange chicken and an egg roll.



i got moo goo gai pan.



I don’t even know what that is.  lol



it’s good.  flowers?



I just got a bouquet of wildflowers from the shop on the corner.  And I got a couple of white lavender-scented candles.  Tall ones, in holders. 



good.  eat.



Um, okay.  And?



we talk.  about art.  but first, tell me what you are wearing.



Just a sweater, a yellow and black one.  And a black skirt.



you look like a bumble bee.



, thanks.



i like bumble bees.



Okay.  lol  So, who’s your favorite artist?  Is there any kind of particular kind of art youn deal in?



i don’t talk about politics, religion, or art.



But I thought you said…



i lied.  i can do that.  i’m socially awkward.



Whatever.  I thought you said you were into art.



i am.  i just don’t talk about it.  if you don’t like what i like, we will fight.



Okay.  So what shall we talk about?



i like to talk about all kinds of things.  we can talk about cars or you or where we live or your breasts—pretend i am looking down your cleavage right now, by the way—or our jobs or movies or books or your ass…


phat_gurl:         Okay, okay.  Let’s just talk about books.  I read a lot.


            They had eaten and talked for another two hours.  At the end of the night, Martin had just disappeared again, but this time Jany was expecting it, so it didn’t upset her.  And he had kissed her before he’d disappeared.  Well, not really, of course, but he had told her to pretend he was.  All in all, it was definitely the best date she’d had.  She went to bed that night without checking her Personalz mail, for once.  Her pretend date had gone so well, there didn’t seem to be much point in rejoining reality.


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I'm Already Dead

by Xander The Food Dude



True to my word from last month’s article, I still haven’t gorged myself on a a huge plateful of daily news.  Every so often, I get a blurb from someone else’s radio across the office.  Other than that, I’m clean.  As my old economics teacher said, it really does set you free in a manner.  First, you don’t hear any more bad news.  Second, you don’t get reminded of all the bad news you already heard. 


At this time I find myself helping my mother as she broke her arm about two weeks ago.  It’s in a place on the arm where casting is not an option so we have to immobilize it, thus pretty much immobilizing her.  I have had over the last few days more opportunity to watch movies than I have had for several months.  The last time was in December when (and I am no kidding) she broke her other arm.  She went out of that cast on a Friday, breakage of the other arm on the following Tuesday.  Trust me, I’ve heard it all by now. 


Back on point, I have been watching the Band of Brothers HBO series from a few years back.  At one point, one of the characters becomes immobilized with fear.  Terror blindness occurs and he fails to function as a soldier.  One night in a fox hole, one of his commanders stops to talk with him.  He asks how he is, to which the character replies, “Sir, I’m scared .”  The commanding officer looks at his subordinate and says something like this.  “You know what your problem is ?  You think you’re still alive.  You’re not, you’re already dead, you just don’t know it yet.  You see, we’re all dead out here.  It is by accepting that fact, that we can do what we have to, the only way to accept what we have to do without fear… is to accept that we are all already dead.”  The officer then leaves the private in a stunned, but in an enlightened state of mind.


Over the last few months, realizing through work and private life that time is short.  I was outside tonight.  Sixty-eight degrees, the wind was blowing, it was a perfect moment.  I absorbed like a sponge.  I felt the renewal in my lungs as I breathed deeply.  I see the trees budding their leaves and the grass start to darken with the sun’s help.  Once again we have survived the cold of winter and have emerged to repeat our actions again.  I recall a short article written in People Magazine about Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, whose life ended in such a tragic way on the set of the movie that would at last make him an international superstar, The Crow.  The article was an interview that was done a mere two weeks before his death.  In that article he speaks about the odd nature of life, how we feel it will go one forever but in reality is so limited in scope.  He says “how many Christmas’ or Easter’s do we really have ?  80 ?  If we’re lucky.  Eighty in the length of time that is eternity is nothing.  A blink of the eye.  We have to savor every sunrise and sunset, because who knows what can happen. 


Haunting words of truth from someone who it would seem understood the finite nature of his own existence.  Even the Bible tells us that we are arrogant to believe that we have one more moment on this earth.  We make our plans for the weekend or next week or next month without a thought that we may be overstepping our bounds.


I know what your’re thinking…  Geez, this guy needs some meds.. NOW, what a bummer.


In order for me to make my point, I have to get a good set up.  Stay with me for another couple of lines.  Do I think we should all worry about our impending death ?  NO… not my point.  Do I think that we should not make plans for next week as we may no longer be alive ?   NO… not my point.  Do I think we should do whatever we want, because if were all already dead then it doesn’t matter anyway ?  NO.. definitely not my point.


My Point is this.  There are a great many times that we ponder on death, failure, a huge amount of disasters that may get us all.  However, 99.9999% of the time we are always wrong in those fears.  Fear is, for lack of a better way to put it, a complete waste of time and energy. 


We are conditioned to fear things as children.  Don’t do this, don’t do that, don’t touch the stove, put on your helmet, blah, blah, blah.  We are not, for the most part raised seeing disaster around us with the mentality of what opportunities are there to do some good.  Use crisis to your advantage.  NO.. I don’t mean it like the government means it in that fear and crisis are used to get its people compliance.  I mean that in any crisis there are many chances to do good things.  Accepting that we can do good things frees ourselves, and changes our focus.  Our intent is no longer to guarding from the inevitable to production of the possibilities, which in turn, changes the inevitable outcome.  Pretty cool… Huh ?


In the way the soldier was told that he must accept that he is already dead to be able to function.  We too, must accept the truth that as a people, as a nation, and as a world, we have already come out of this crisis.  Accepting that, you can then do what is necessary to making that a reality. 


For me, I guess it comes down to accepting the idea that I am actually dead.  Knowing that each day is my last.  Each holiday is the last.  Each article I write is the last.  Every day at work is my last.  Each time I speak to my friends is the last time.  The last time I mowed the lawn was the last time I would be able to do it.  What better what to free myself to do, say, feel, write, and express what I need to without fear.


Like a person who has faced their own death and lived to tell about it, a renewal of the spirit occurs.  A rebirth happens when my eyes open.  A sincere peace falls over me knowing that I have finally understood that the world doesn’t need changing first.  I do.


It is accepting that I have died allows me the opportunity to live more in a day then I did before in a week, a month, or a year.  Maybe we really can fit a lifetime into one day.

So what special happened today ?  I woke up, after that the rest of the day was gravy, baby.


Take Care and God Bless to all of you.

Xander's Recipe of the Month


Stuffed Bone in Ham


"Scored with a simple but delicious stuffing, this glazed ham makes such an elegant statement when you set it on your holiday table! It's become a Yuletide tradition at our house."


• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
• 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1/4 cup egg substitute
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 6 cups soft bread cubes
• 1 (12 pound) shank fully cooked bone-in ham
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup dark corn syrup


1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and parsley in butter until vegetables are tender. In a bowl, combine the egg substitute, milk, sage, thyme and salt. Add bread cubes and vegetable mixture; toss to combine.

2. From the cut end of the ham, cut five parallel wedges, about 1-1/2-in. apart, 1/2-in. wide and 1-1/2-in. deep. Repeat in the opposite direction, making diamond shapes. Spoon stuffing into slits. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover loosely with a foil tent. Bake at 325 degrees F for 2-1/4 hours.

3. In a saucepan, combine the glaze ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove foil from ham; drizzle glaze over top. Bake 30-45 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees F. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


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Big Girls on the Red Carpet


Cher was born in Los Angeles California in 1955. Being adopted by wonderful parents she grew up in the city of Encino, and was always surrounded by loving caring family and friends. Growing up with a thin mother, who was always trying to get Cher to lose weight, diets of all types, sending her to fat camp, bribing her, and
not ever having sweets in their home.

Growing up Cher never was lacking in friends and boyfriends who loved her personality and her kindness.
Guys in her life always were saying your so pretty but why don't you lose some weight. This she heard all of her life but her weight just would go up and down.

Cher has always loved seeing others happy and helping others to find their inner self and beauty.
Ten years ago, she found the plus size community and she knew this is where she would focus on helping others who were like her and had some of her experiences and pain that she went through.

Cher has been in the community working with others for size acceptance. She was seen on "Dr.Phil, "Good Morning America","Entertainment Tonight", "Russian, British, Japanese,and Viet Vietnamese Television". Also a documentary filmed at the Las Vegas Bash on the Travel channel, and Current TV, a online station, with numerous radio interviews talking about size acceptance.

She was a promoter for the number one BBW hip hop club in California, and seeing people come into the club and make new friends and feel good about themselves warmed her heart.

Her love for helping others to feel better about themselves and to help mainstream accept the plus size community is her focus and goal. She is Vice President of "Hollywood Cure For Pain" a celebrity movement to help those who suffer in chronic pain. She is now showing mainstream that "Big Girls can rock the Red Carpet"! Besides being a wife, mother and activist, playing with her Chocolate Lab Ruby is what she loves best!


2009 Runway Magazine LA Oscar Gifting Suite - Held at the Famous Liberace Penthouse in Hollywood was the Hottest Ticket in Town!

Article by: Cher Rue 


Hollywood— Runway Magazine, which holds seasonal fashion events and high profile mixers for celebrities, designers, models and entertainment industry representatives, has been awarded the contract to hold the 2009 Oscar Gifting Suites. The two-day affair had bodyguards, security, valet, open bar, sushi, celebrities, top designers, a live broadcast with many media outlets from around the world and Hollywood. James Buccelli CEO of Runway Magazine does it every time! The Gifting suite is not like all the other gifting suites.


Here is a video of event.

From when you pull up in the valet and see all the paparazzi around the Runway Magazine Oscar Penthouse to the Limos and police escorts up the private elevator right on to the red carpet through the penthouse on to a deck with private pool overlooking a view of 360 degrees of the Hollywood hills to Downtown LA with a full premium all you can drink wet bar to the all you can eat 5 star food buffet. If you weren’t a celebrity you sure felt like on there. The Penthouse had a buzz of electricity and optimism in the air. Compared to the other gift suites we attended, there was no match! The Runway Magazine suite was simply electrifying. I haven’t seen so many celebrities in one place unless it was an actual awards show. The celebrities seemed at ease with the cocktails, food, fireplace, view and media swarming all over. The event was open from 1pm to 6pm both days, however about hundred or so celebs and vips stayed late into the night networking and talking about future films, TV shows and records coming out. “We are going to have another one soon. We do at least two fashion shows a month and about 6 gifting suites a year”. We also try to keep it as green as possible. You can find us at” said James Buccelli.

Not everyone nominated for an Academy Award will take home an Oscar on Sunday, but even the losers don't have to go home empty handed.

Lavish spa vacations, Expensive jewels by Froot Jewelry, plastic surgery treatments, expensive designer boots by Capelta, $2000 dollar Bottles of Vodka, sweaters and shirts from Notions of Emotions and Over The Edge Talent Group, Free Tans and Spa Products from Epitome Salon, Monavie and Moxxor give aways, Beautiful dresses from famous designer Tal Sheyn, Elegant hand bags by Addore, aromatherapy purifiers and vacation getaways by hydrodynamics, Green eco friendly Globo bags by you can find, the amazine food by Sashime and all the premium alcohol you can drink from Andie at Hpnotiq & Pama, gift bags donated by Walt Disney and Shoes For The Stars, Elizabeth Diaz Prado Hats, Private Jet getaways provided by Halcyon Jets are just some of the products available at gift suites set up at the Runway Magazine Liberace Penthouse in Hollywood.

There was no sign of a global economic crisis at GBK 'Circus of the Senses' gift suite where invited guests can receive "more than $20,000 in gifted luxury," according to the company.

James Buccelli, President of Runway Magazine and Runway Events, admitted that some may see it as just the rich getting richer, however, the companies that are giving away the extravagant gifts are hoping for celebrity exposure and branding in return.

Celebrities get to learn about new products and the business gets a return of investment. Pretty simple…The earned value from participating in a suite like this is extremely high.

Special Thanks to James Buccelli CEO of Runway Magazine, Jeff and Linda Karinja from Primary Action, Brad Barker from Runway, Tommy Bruno from Runway, Mandy Lile from Runway, Mike Rogers and Jamie from JStar Media, Gordon, Julie and the crew from real TV Films, Mark Valinsky, Ida Myers from Runway Toni,Jeff and his crew from Red Carpet Systems, Freedom from National Event Staffing, Designer Tal Sheyn, Jacob from Shoes For the Stars, Walt Disney, Creative Artist, William Morris Agency, CAA, ICM, Manos PR, MOSS PR and the hundreds of other PR and Talent firms and agencys involved. Also a thanks to Andie at Hpnotiq and Pama as well as Sashime from the Orange County.

Her are the just a few of the guest who appeared or scheduled to appear at the 2009 Runway Magazine Gifting Lounge atop the Liberace Penthouse in Hollywood

Story by Antonio Buccelliano with Fashion News Runway Reports


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Chris Reid: One half of late 1980’s/early 1990’s hip hop musical act Kid ‘n Play. Chris Reid has appeared on a number of television programs, including Martin and Sister, Sister, and has also served as the host of shows such as Your Big Break and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. Reid also wrote the original music for Real Time with Bill Maher.
James Wilder is most widely known for his recurring roles on such TV hit shows as “Veronica’s Closet”, “Cracked Up”, “Equal Justice”,and the smash hit “Melrose Place” . He made his feature film debut, “Zombie High” and most notably starred in thefeature film “Man of the Year” opposite the late John Ritter. He has made over 50 appearances on primetime ?television, and his roles in feature films have spanned over a decade. He’s currently adding to his impressive roster ?of credits as a television star in primetime TV movies. ?Thomas Ian Nicholas, most well known for his starring role in the movie American Pie, has been acting since the age of 7, when he was cast as a young Tony Danza on “Who’s the Boss?” Since then he’s had an expansive career with roles in “Party of Five,” The Rules of Attraction, and both American Pie 2 and American Wedding; just to name a few. The actor and musician now has a much anticipated year ahead, with the movies Sherman’s Way, The Bridge to Nowhere, Let the Game Begin, Life is Hot in Cracktown, and The Hitman, all recently wrapped and in post-production.
Warren G is a Hip Hop legend and a multi- platinum internationally acclaimed artist. He is a talented lyricist, multi- platinum rapper and producer. With 5 albums under his belt, Warren G recently released his sixth album, entitled ‘The G Files’. From Long Beach, Warren G was a member of the group 213 along with Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg. When the group split, Warren G singed with Def Jam Records. Warren would go on to produce and partner with his half brother Dr. Dre and Snopp Dogg. He has worked along side legend Stevie Wonder and well as singer George Clinton. His debut album, ‘Regulate… G Funk Era’ sold over 10 million units worldwide and the single ‘Regulator’ earned him multiple award nominations including Grammy and American Music. Subsequent albums were certified Gold and generated international hits. He has performed around the word with artists ranging from David Bowie to Lionel Richie to the Fugees. In addition to musical credits, Warren was apart of VH1’s ‘Celebrity Fit Club’ and MTV’s ‘Celebrity Rap Superstar’ as a national music mentor. Currently, Warren G is touring nationally in promotion of his newest album release, ‘The G Files’, and has his own reality show in the works.
Carl Payne starred along side Martin Lawrence in the Fox hit sitcom Martin, a role that he been applauded for. Payne also played a similar recurring character on “The Cosby Show,” as Theo’s good buddy Cockroach. A veteran of New York’s professional children’s theater scene, Carl Payne made a relatively smooth transition to young adult roles on the small screen. Payne has appeared in more than 35 commercials and has made guest appearances on several dramatic series.
Miguel Nunez is a talented actor who has appeared in a multitude of hollywood movies and TV shows. He is currently starring in “Meet Dave” opposite Eddie Murphy which is now in theaters. Miguel starred in the CBS series”Tour Of Duty” for three seasons of the show. He was later a star on the UPN tv show Sparks as well as in movies such as Juwanna Mann. Miguel also held the recurring role of “Zach” in the second season of the Friends spinoff, Joey. He has also appeared in “Tarzan” and “The Tracy Morgan Show”. He has starred in such films as Kickin It Old Skool and All Lies on Me. He has upcoming roles in Haitian Nights, Steppin: The Movie and Diamond Dawgs : Code 487
Joey Medina is one of the freshest and funniest comedians around today. Latin Heat magazine calls him the “New Freddie Prinze” while Latin Style magazine says “Joey is the one to watch.” Joey Medina is one of the few comedians that can bridge together urban with mainstream comedy to make his style a hit throughout the country. From headlining at New York City’s famous Caroline’s Comedy Club to performing at San Jose’s 20,000 plus capacity Shoreline Amphitheater, Joey commands the stage. Joey is a veteran of 13 television shows, including A&E’s Evening at the Improv to the Roseanne Show. Joey numerous film roles include Zombie Strippers, On Bloody Sunday, The Wrath of CAAA and Latin Palooza. He can also be seen starring in the Paramount Pictures movie “The Latin Kings of Comedy,” with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez and George Lopez. Joey is currently hosting L.A. ’s Number One Party Station, Latino 96.3 on KXOL-FM. You can catch Joey on tour at comedy clubs and events across the nation.
Reuben Cannon: R&B/ Hip Hop recording artist and ?the brother of Nick Cannon
Paul Cruz is appears opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming Dreamworks film, “The Soloist,” this Spring, also starring, Jamie Foxx and Catherine Keener. He is also starring in “Bridgetta:Sassy & Uncensored” a reality show an web series with Bridgetta Tomarchio, for a major cable network debuting this Spring, and the loosely scripted comedy “Latin Actor” which will also debut this Spring opposite one Academy Award winner, one Academy Award nominee and several Emmy winners. He can currently be seen in the T- Mobile commercial campaign for the new G1 touch phone. He is filming 4 upcoming movies this year, “Rampage,” “Yield,” “Paul Cruz:Latin Actor,” and “Social Security,” opposite Academy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Sally Kirkland and the film “Legend,” a horror/thriller due out next year, 2010.
Katie Gill: Katie has been featured in DRILLBIT TAYLOR, starring Owen Wilson, and A&E’s newest drama THE CLEANERS, starring Benjamin Bratt. Currently she is on set filming CSI MIAMI. By the way, Katie is the beautiful daughter of celebrity Morgan Brittany (Dallas Series “Who Shot JR”) and the legendary stunt man/ director Jack Gill.
BRANDON MOLALE : DODGEBALL star. Also MR. DEEDS, THE LONGEST YARD, BALLS OF FURY, COLLATERAL and MEET DAVE. Recurring and guest roles on “Reno 911!”, “Chuck”, “Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles”, “NCIS”, “Boston Legal”, “That 70’s Show”. Six feature films in 2009. Over 60 + feature film and television credits. Brandon is in consideration for the lead role of Captain Marvel in the upcoming film, “Shazam!”.
Jennifer Sciole : Jennifer is an up-and-coming star. She is one of the stars of “Soccer Mom,” with Emily Osment of Hannah Montana and Missy Pyle which released in September. She recently starred the feature in “Not Another” with Chevy Chase, Burt Reynolds, Vinnie Jones, and Michael Madsen. She is also starring in “Blood: A Butcher Tale,” with Aaron Douglas and Kim Coatesl. Both movies will be in theaters this spring. In 2008 she did “One, Two, Many” with “Stuttering” John Melendez, and was also featured on the season premiere of Entourage (if that helps). Jennifer is a recurring guest on Dr. 90210 as Hayley’s friend. She has six big films coming late this year and early next, including the lead in “Only in New York” with Ray Liotta and Jim Caviezel; and “Sweetwater” with Danny DeVito.
Ryan Yerdon: of the band Puddle of Mudd (Geffen)
Christina Martin: of VH1 “Rockband 2 the Stars”
Phoebe Price: She begins a show for E TV in February and a show for CBS in July. She has a movie that will come out this year “Strawberries for the Homeless” Phoebe is a former international actress in Capetown,S.A. Athens, Greece and Milan, Italy before coming to Los Angeles.Voted as one of the 50 Hottest redheads in Hollywood Can be seen on all media websites and appears in magazines worldwide.
Ms Robin Bronk plus 1: Executive director of the creative coalition (members include Anne hathaway, Susan sarandon, spike lee, Annette bening, Quentin tarantino, Tim Robbins, Marisa tomei, kerry washington, Maggie gyllenhaal, ron Howard and many more)
Bridgetta Tomarchio: Bridgetta Tomarchio is a reality star, (Project My World, ExtenzeGirl) actress, model, and host. She has a long list of credits and is one of the stars of a hot new reality show to be released this Spring on a major cable network as well as her own reality show and webseries, “Bridgetta:Sassy & Uncensored” which will also debut this Spring. She is filming three upcoming movies, a comedy “Paul Cruz:Latin Actor,” with a cast of Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winners, “Yield,” a drama, and “Extreme Love” a romantic comedy, slated this year as well as “Legend,” a horror/thriller due out in 2010.
CARLOS RAMIREZ—- Carlos Ramirez is the twin brother of Efren Ramirez (Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite, Employee of the Month, Crank 1 & 2), He has also just wrapped a television show that premiered at Sundance this year called “Wanna Be Me” staring opposite Michael Lohan (Father of Lindsay Lohan), Shalim Ortiz (Hero’s), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Patrick Kilpatrick (Minority Report, Sarah Connor Chronicles The Terminator), Joe Esteves, and many others… He has just wrapped another feature film titled 2 Dudes & A Dream that premiered last week at the Arclight. He is also working on two other feature films that are beginning production soon titled “Speed Dating” staring opposite Chingy and “Not Another Not Another Movie” staring opposite Chevy Chase, Burt Reynolds, and Michael Madsen as well as “Hit List” starring opposite Joey Lawrence.
BRODY HUTZLER—- Brody Hutzler is very well known for his series regular roles on Young & The Restless (1999-2004) as well as Days Of Our Lives (2004-2008). He has also been featured and recurred on many different television shows throughout the years. Not only has this gorgeous hunk been on the cover and featured in numerous magazines, but he is now in production for two feature films as well. He has an enormous fan base.
MICHAEL CORNACCHIA—Michael Cornacchia is an outrageously funny well known actor/comedian that has just wrapped on the Disney Hannah Montana television show as well as the Hannah Montana Movie. He has been in dozens of features including the Academy Award winning “Happy Feet” where he played the voice of one of the pengiuns. Most recently he has been seen on October Road as well as Pushing Daisies. He also has a Saturday morning cartoon where he plays the lead character as Bouncing Boy in the show Legion of Superhero’s.
Misty Upham: 2009 Spirit Award Nominee, FROZEN RIVER
LORIELLE NEW: Star of PRO 7, Germany’s largest tv channel, Up close and Personal, To Gillian on her 37th b-day, THE PRACTICE, DANTES COVE, BLACK DAHLIA, MIAMI VICE… GRINDHOUSE”,”POSTAL”!! Lorielle is featured in last weeks LIFE & SYLE MAGAZINE; as well as “SOLO G.” TMZ, FWD, YAHOO NEWS, IWON, FANGORIA, PLAYBOY RADIO, VENICE, FLAUNT, ELLE, VANITY FAIR, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER TV! Lorielle currently has a daily talk show airing on with over 1 MILLION viewers, and is also starring in THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM; the next theatrical release film from REGENT Entertainment ( HERE Network, Out and Advocate Mag)!
RILEY WESTON: has starred on FELICITY, SISTER ACT 2, 3RD ROCK, BEGGERS AND CHOOSERS, and CHRISTMAS AT WATERS EDGE,which she also wrote! Riley has a supporting lead in the upcoming indie, FOOTPRINTS. She wrote LIFETIME’S DARK BEAUTY, and two of HALLMARKS’S upcoming TV movies: THE NANNY EXPRESS and ALWAYS AND !. She’s written and produced for DISNEY, LIFETIME, IMAGINE, REVOLUTION, and TOUCHSTONE! She’s been featured in EW, VANITY FAIR, TV GUIDE, OK, JUSTINE, 60MINUTES, and CBS News! Her novel “Before I Go”— just won the GRAND PRIZE for the NY BOOK FEST, the IPPY for storyteller of the year, the Books Sense Pick Award, and is in pre-production as a film starring her!!!
Henri and Tatijana Shoan
Michelle Scarbrough: Agent-ICMSeyi
Omolabi: Fashion Blogger
Erik Espensen: Editor
Aaron Palmer: Agent
Dennis Smith: NFL-retired
Eleni Tzimas: Actress
Marta McGonagle: Actress
Lela Christine: Editor
Inez Lewis: Photographer
Brent Lowe: Correspondent
Heather Petrey: Fashion Blogger ?Kate Linder: ?ALISA APPS: Global Enterprises
Neal Cohen
Julia Boone ?Jon B ?Stan Spry – producer/manager
Bob Yari – oscar winning produer – yari film group ceo
Henry Boger – producer
Courtney Brin – actress, star of Fight or Flight, feature film
Dominika Wolski – actress
Natalia Livingston – actress, star of General Hospital
Jeremy London – actor
Jason London – actor
Niky Whelon – actress, star of Christmas in Wonderland and Hollywood and Wine
Colleen Camp – legendary actress/producer
Judy Tenuta
Lisa Marie Garbo
Lauren Rosenberg ?Ford Austin – Executive Producer / Director
Michael Grippo – Talent Agent The Gersh Agency
Mitch Sacharoff – Public Relations and Marketing
Jack Kelly – 1st Artist Ltd
Mark D – DB3 Productions
Tatiana and Jack Siegel – Variety Reporter
Danny Spitzer – Playboy Enterprises
Karisa Winett – fitness model
Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo TV show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
Larry Benet – National Public Speaker – friend of Anthony Robbins
Damon Stalworth – Chef D Stalworth
Wendy Gatewood – Manager ?Karen, Dawn Schindler, Maria Maghlorio and model
Hilton, Paris
Spears, Britney
Hicks, Adam (teen star, Disney’s Zeke & Luther)
Argota, Ashley (teen star, Nickelodean’s True Jackson VP)
Christopher Kennedy Lawford (best-selling author, activist)
COPS4CAUSES (major LASD-based charity)
Daniel Maltzman (renowned artist)
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Friendly House (leading women’s recovery house)
James Van Praagh’s author Ghosts Among Us (Harper Collins)
Judy Tenuta (Grammy-nominated comedienne, actress)
Lorna Scott (veteran character actress, co-star Surviving Suburbia)
Malcolm Danare (playwright, actor)
Matthew Borlenghi (Emmy-nominated actor, producer)
“Mista DJ” Verrett (hip hop star, author)
Sterling Beaumon (star of Mostly Ghostly, young Ben on Lost)
Tommy Davidson (star comedic actor, Black Dynamite)
12 Angels (entrepreneurial nonprofit)
Wendi McLendon-Covey (star of Reno 911)
MONIQUE MOSS – publicisit
John Palmer, filmmaker
Troy Palmer, filmmaker
Karisa Winett – actress
Anna East Eden – actress
Sol Romero - actress
Aida Mayo, president, MAYO Communications
George McQuade, V.P. MAYO Communications
West George McQuade, Award-Winning MAYO PR Coast Bureau Chief
Michelle Scarbrough :International Creative Management
Larry Benet – Larry works with internationally know Speakers such as Anthony Robbins
April Tombs (ICM)
KRISTEN KIRCHNER – Trump’s “The Apprentice”, “Murder in Small Town X
KIMBERLY WOLFE – film, (“Showgirls”, “Junior”, “Tank Girl”),
Remy Hou: fashion designer for the star.
Younge Sinatra
Cassandra Hepburn ..ACTRESS ?Kate Linder, 30 years on young and The Restless…..ACTRESS
Brenda Feldman, Feldman Public Relations
Gary Sturgis Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls and PRIDE….ACTOR
PaulaJai Parker-Martin in Friday, Hustle& Flow, PhoneBooth, Don’t be a menace, Sprung ACTRESS
David Williams on BET Black Poker Stars Invitational, just won NBC’s Poker After Dark $6 million
Toccara Jones in America’s Top Model, Take the Cake, E True Hollywood Story, 14 pages of Vouge…ACTRESS/MODEL
Matthew Cousins: PHOTOGRAPHER
Inga Zupancic ?Lynn and Alex – Red carpet correspondents for The Adam Carolla Show that reaches over 4 million listeners every day. We are covering the Oscars and we’d like to attend and include your gifitng suite in our coverage. We’d collect a few select items to give to Adam on the air and and would likely bring Adam Carolla’s wife Lynette. 310-384-5211
Antonio Pierce – New York Giants wife Jocelyn Pierce, host of SNY’s Mets Weekly show.
Katrina Leonce
Derrick Bradley
Constance Reese
Marcus Johnson
Alana Curry ACTRESS
Katie Lohman ACTRESS, Playboy Playmate
Rolonda Watts – journalist, talk show host, actor, producer, writer…
Juan de Lascurain: Media
Gary Busey, actor
Vicki Roberts – TV personality and actress (Disorder in the Court TV series)
Kat Tzeng BET Networks| Media Sales
MISS PLUS TOP MODEL – Queanna Feather and Juliette Hagerman CEO of Hagerman and Associates Casting and Entertainment Productions. (213) 200-2674
Andrea Harrison, actress plus one guest.
Leslie Sultani
STEVEN Kimbrough, Black Kilt Motion Pictures, Inc.
CHRISTINE CARLO, actor ( General Hospital, Staunton Hill)
KIKO ELLSWORTH (heroes, Dexter, Without A Trace)
Baldwin Hills cast members: Staci Brown, Tyler Bryant, Gerren Taylor, Moriah Johnson, Eteinne Maurice, Aysia Rowe, and Tiffany Renwick. Trayson Bragg, Seiko Hoffman, Justin Walker, and Joshua Joseph.
BET publicists Crystal Thomas, Zabrina Horton, and Voncella McIntosh.
Jake Slane
Bobby its his girlfriend
Dawn Schindler
Vessna Plaza
Dania Ramirez from Heroes
Erika Ellis/ EE Services Mgt
Lauren Farreta, and Elise Angell ACTRESSES
Bonnie Gallanter, Muse Artist Management
JESSICA KINNI – full time model, actress and host, “Rock of Love 2” on VH1.
J*SMITH – pop/urban recording artist, model, actress and dancer, is currently working with Bryan Michael Cox’s team “The Office
PATRICIA KARA – NBC’s Deal or No Deal Spokesmodel #9. costars, one of PEOPLE MAGAZINE’S 100 Most Beautiful People
Kendra JONSON – actress (THE GAME and a lead role in the Fox Searchlight theatrical release, PHAT GIRLZ)
Matt Eskandari, Director
Garret Williams, Actor “Cornered
Music Artist Juan Garcia
Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo TV show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
Former USC All-American and NFL great, Dennis Smith to the celebrity list for the 2009 Oscar gifting suites. In addition I would like to include his daughter actress, singer, and model Tiffany Diamond and his son actor and musician Armani Joseph. Dennis Smith is a former six time All-Pro and “Ring of Fame” player for the Denver Broncos. He was the Broncos’ starting Strong Safety for 14 years. A California native, prominent real estate investor, and President of “Den-Dre Investments,” he resides in Hollywood Hills California. They all star in the upcoming show “Hopelessly Awkward.”
Sean Swanson Range Rover
Brian Stucker
Dianne Bates
Brenda Powell (Actress, Fashion model, Playboy model, Playboy golf)
Jared Knapp
Rochelle Aytes : Actress :
Tony Grant : Actor : Lead in Tyler Perry Stage play Marriage counselor and R&B singer of Az Yet
Omar Benson Miller : Actor
Alex Thomas : Actor William Romeo : American Gladiator
Justin and Rubin Canon : Nick Canons brothers
Ray J : Singer
Lonnie SkeeLove + 1 Host K.C. Anderson
Karin Purvis
David and Pamela Hasselhoff, actors
Mike Prophete
Keith D. Miles, Chief of Staff
New York : VH1
Omar Gooding : Actor
Orlando Brown : Actor
Joe Torry : Actor
Raz B : Singer B2K
Tony Rock : Actor/Comedian
Marcus Pulk : Actor
Tom Green : Actor
Young Buck : Rapper/Talent Manager
Ericalane .B : publicist
T-Pain Singer
Meagan Good Actress
Dallas Harrison
Robert Vincent, actor
Claire Brevidoro, Brevidoro Insurance Agency
Eileen Davidson
Christel Khalil
Cassie Lehrman
DEAD AIR – a new film from Corbin Bernsen
Elle Travis
Danielle Petty
Carla Becker
Cassie Lehrman
LA LINEA – new Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia film
R. Ellis Frazier
Geoffrey Ross
ACTRESS …Merry L. Whitney
Jennifer kevoian
BAMBI GANZ – west coast correspondent for (as well as have written for and ) who would like to attend and cover
DeMario RazB Thornton B2K
MEDIA…Lonnie SkeeLove K.C. Anderson
Media Outlet : American Radia Network 89.7 F.M.
Leslie Lopez
Bobby Ramnarine, actress
MEDIA…Rainbow Muzik would like to attend this event with owner Frelima Sample, President Lawrence Dixon, VP Mark Smith and Celebrity Chef Mouton. Contact info-
Nikki Lund and Maikai Mckenna Designers. Adam Casey assistant designer, myself and most likely Richie Sambora if he is in town.
Rock “Dwayne Johnson” and his crew there KIM HARDEN
songwriter, Nickelis Vincent
Lisa just returned from Florida after shooting the 1st episode of the new Nickelodeon sitcom “Lydia White’s House” (which she is a series regular on). Lisa is in the studio with songwriter Nickelis Vincent today recording a song for the soundtrack “Loved Ones” which Snoop Dog will appear on, and Lisa will be leaving February 3rd to film the female lead in the feature film “Allure” shooting in Louisianna (she will be back in time for this event). The first of 3 films she’s already attached to this year. More background on Lisa…Lisa stars in “Loved Ones” out spring 2009, she is the voice of Magpie on the PBS cartoon “Welcome to Nelsonville”, and she is a fitness model seen in many magazines (such as “Femme Fatales”, “Oxygen”, and “Nutrition Express”) . Lisa has guest starred on numerous television series including “Friends”, “LA Firefighters”, and “Saved By the Bell:The New Class”. She has also appeared in many TV commercials including: Ford, McDonald’s, and Budweiser, just to name a few. You may also know Lisa as Melanie Melons from the sitcom “Burn”, or as the Host of “RedCarpet Talk.”
Jim Thornhill
Impact Management & Public Relations
CHER RUE , Amanda and JOhnny v
Nikki Lund, Her manager is Larry Rudolph and she has an upcoming project with Richie Sambora her business partner. She is accomplished Musician/Designer with a sold reality show coming out soon.
Peter Bedard MA, C.Ht. , MA Consciousness Studies
Katrina Leonce?The Profiles Group
RC Miller (Comedian}
Jaime Paxton, Asylum Entertainment
James Kyson Lee (HEROES)
Solomon Trimble (TWILIGHT)
Ken Davitian (GET SMART)
Vik Sahay (CHUCK)
Nicole Walther
NIKKI GHAZIAN PLUS 1 – FHM September 2008 ( US, UK, Spain, & Portugal Editions)
FHM Magazine (US) December 2005 (20 Hot Dates) Nominated for “Miss FHM 2007”)
Cynababy Swimwear (Contracted Model)
Laguna Beach Jeans
Nominated for “Hollywood Prom Queen” 2008, with other nominess Audrina Patridge (The Hills)
Holly Huddleston (Sunset Tan)
Justin Chon starring as Eric Yorkie in “Twilight”, starring in upcoming “Crossing Over” with Harrison Ford (opens Feb 27th).
Eva La Rue- starring as Natalia Boa Vista on CBS’ “CSI:Miami, currently on the cover of InStyle Weddings.
Anthony Turk – her publicist
Jennifer Torres and Freddy Torres
Donna Spangler and Sabrina Parisi, Socialites TV Show –
Phoebe Price – Actress
Talia Botone
Conroy Kanter,
stylist Rachel Hakim.
Heather chadwell REALITY STAR
Alexia Lei (model, actor; cover and print, CSI…)
Tony Besson (actor; Spiderman 3, Tron2.0, Entourage…)
Greg Davis Jr. (actor; 10 Items or Less, King of California, CSI…)
ACTOR Daniel Dreifuss
Johanna Trenck
Celestina Aladekoba) ACTRESS…PLUS 1
Bobby Edner – Welcome to Paradise
Ashley Edner – “Foreign Exchange”
Glen Roberts
Mark Laisure and Bronwyn Leigh
Avi Kleyman, Principal – Univertex (a partner company of BizEdge)
Larry Sims
Tionne T-boz Watkins of TLC
Too Short
B-Real of Cypress Hill
Young Joc
Brass Artists & Associates
Mark Valinsky, actor
CC Perk
Dee Dee Bigelow
Anna East Eden
Emily Eckman
Actress Ranae Shrider
Miss Malaysia Sonia Shabbir
actor Kumar Gaurav
Holly Donahue-Bannon as representation and publicist Jim Strzalkowski of Media Giants
Holly Donahue-Bannon, So Hot Studios
Leticia Preciado, Producer/Host ES MUSICA, GOtv Networks
Summer Crosley PLUS 5
ALANA CURRY – (actress) Days of our lives
Jim Acheson, Esq.
Curtis Eugene Lovell II
Natural Productions, Inc
Sandi Margolis
Eryka Clayton of Signature Los Angeles Magazine
Ty James – Rap artist- model (daughter of Motown legend Rick James)
April Sutton – BET Television Personality-Hollywood Socialite
Toxcina King – Hollywood Publicist / The Platinum Group
Curtis Williams – CEO/Founder of Melrose Heights Social Magazine
Andrea Harrison plus one guest
Anya Monzikova, most recently in Surrogates (Brice Willis), Tropic Thunder, CSI, Monk, Life. Knight Rider and Medium
Ford Austin – Executive Producer / Director
Michael Grippo – Talent Agent The Gersh Agency
Mitch Sacharoff – Public Relations and Marketing
Jack Kelly – 1st Artist Ltd
Mark D – DB3 Productions
Tatiana and Jack Siegel – Variety Reporter
Danny Spitzer – Playboy Enterprises
Troy and John
Karisa Winett
Anna East Eden
Aida Mayo, president, MAYO Communications
George McQuade, V.P. MAYO Communications
Michelle Scarbrough
Larry Benet – Larry works with internationally know Speakers such as Anthony Robbins
April Tombs
Cassandra Hepburn
Kate Linder
Gary Anthony Sturgis- Actor in Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls and Pride
Paula Jai Parker-Martin: Actress in Friday, Hustle and Flo, Phonebooth, Don’t be a menace, and Sprung.
David Williams: Poker Champion
Toccara Jones: Actress, model, and tv personality.
Inga Zupancic
Leyla Milani model/TV Personality
Danielle Vasinova – Actress and Leyla’s
Andrea J. Sodja
Heather Tom: Heather is a 12 time Emmy nominee
Nicholle Tom: Nicholle was a series regular on “The Nanny” and “Minor Accomplishments”-she’s been a top of show guest star for almost every prime-time drama that airs on tv.
Erica Dumas, Interscope Records ?Yuval David
David Bowers VP of Home Entertainment at Showtime
Derrick Bradley
Constance Reese
Marcus Johnson
Alana Curry
Katie Lohman
Rolonda WattsVicki Roberts television personality/actress
Kat Tzeng
Juliette Hagerman CEO of Hagerman and Associates Casting and Entertainment Productions
MISS ANYA J: CSI NY, Eleventh Hour, BET’s College Hill and her book is entitled “Embrace Yourself the Guide to Happiness and Bliss
Roman Rey and SHAUNA SAND
Brenda Powell + 1 (Actress, Fashion model, Playboy model, Playboy golf
Rochelle Aytes : Actress :
Tony Grant : Actor : Lead in Tyler Perry Stage play Marriage counselor and R&B singer of Az Yet
Omar Benson Miller : Actor
Alex Thomas : ACtor
William Romeo : American Gladiator
Justin and Rubin Canon : Nick Canons brothersLonnie SkeeLove Host K.C. Anderson
Karin Purvis ?Mike Prophete ?GLORIA KISEL-HOLLIS * TRENDY P.R.
Brandy Waters ?New York : VH1
Omar Gooding : Actor
Orlando Brown : Actor
Joe Torry : Actor
Raz B : Singer B2K
Tony Rock : Actor/Comedian
Marcus Pulk : Actor
Young Buck : Rapper/Talent Manager
Ericalane .B : publicist
T-Pain Singer
Meagan Good Actress ?Dallas Harrison ?Robert Vinson ?Claire Brevidoro ?THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Vail Bloom
Eileen Davidson
Christel KhalilCassie Lehrman
DEAD AIR – a new film from Corbin Bernsen
Elle Travis
Danielle Petty
Carla Becker
LA LINEA – new Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia film
R. Ellis Frazier
Geoffrey Ross ?Merry L. Whitney ?Jennifer Kevoian ?Hedi Shahi
Leslie Lopez ?Bobby Ramnarine ?Natali Stele ?BARRY BERLINSKY ?miss molly shea ?Chandler Maness
Paul Vandervort, and possibly Maurice Townshell (Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency) ?Greg Plitt
Chad Tulik ?Steven Yamin Artist?Jd Webb : Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer
John Palma (DJ: Double Play) ?Genevieve Chappell
Danielle Savre : American Primitive, Bring It On: All or Nothing,
Kim Harden , Nikki Lund and Maikai Mckenna Designers. Adam Casey assistant designer, and Richie Sambora ?Lisa Cash: Nickelodeon sitcom “Lydia White’s House
Actors:?Cher, amanda and JOhnny v ?RC Miller (Comedian)?Bobby Trendy ?Rainbow Muzik: Frelima Sample, President Lawrence Dixon, VP Mark Smith and Celebrity Chef Mouton ?James Kyson Lee (HEROES) ?Solomon Trimble (TWILIGHT) ?Romi Dames (HANNAH MONTANA) ?Ken Davitian (GET SMART) ?Vik Sahay (CHUCK) ?Andrea Solomon ?NIKI GHAZIAN ( MODEL ) ?Justin Chon- starring as Eric Yorkie in “Twilight”, starring in upcoming “Crossing Over” with Harrison Ford (opens Feb 27th).
Eva La Rue- starring as Natalia Boa Vista on CBS’ “CSI:Miami,
currently on the cover of InStyle Weddings
Kate Linder ..actress young and the restless
Donna Spangler: Socialites TV Show
Sabrina Parisi, Socialites TV Show
rebecca knight ?Phoebe Price
Talia Botone
Conroy Kanter
Rachel Hakim: stylist ?Heather chadwell ?Alexia Lei +1 (model, actor; cover and print, CSI…)
Tony Besson (actor; Spiderman 3, Tron2.0, Entourage…)
Greg Davis Jr. (actor; 10 Items or Less, King of California, CSI…)
Daniel Dreifuss ?Yuval David: “Days of Our Lives
Johanna Trenck ?Celestina (full name if needed: Celestina Aladekoba)
Claire Brevidoro ?Bobby and Ashley Edner Bobby just completed working as a lead in a Feature Film opposite Brian Dennehy and Crystal Bernard entitled “Welcome to Paradise” and is currently signed with Virgin/ Capital records and about to release their single and hopefully go on tour in summer. Ashley is currently working on a Feature entitled “Foreign Exchange” and recently completed principal photography on the Feature Film “The Artifact
Mark Laisure and Bronwyn Leigh ?Larry Sims ?Rodriguez, Carmen ?Mark Valinsky
Anna East Eden
Emily Eckman ?Cathy Dennis ?Carmen Ramos ?Ranae Shrider,
Miss Malaysia Sonia Shabbir
actor Kumar Gaurav ?Days of Our Lives” actress, Alana Curry
Summer Crosley ?Dj Prophet
Jim Acheson..Runway Magazine’s Entertainment Attorney

The magnetic PHIL BROCK hosted the Dick Wolf series ARREST AND TRIAL. He starred in the film TWO ELEVEN, and was seen in the MOW, WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE. From the amusing comedy, GIRL CRAZY, to the escapist drama, HIGHLANDER II, to the acclaimed film, RIVER’S EDGE, Phil has been seen in over 40 feature films. In addition, he has starred in three major television series: BIG WAVE DAVE’S, THE NEW ROUTE 66, and ANGELS. He has also created roles in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and MAD TV. Phil is a member of SAG, AFTRA and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In addition, Phil is a board member and emcee/auctioneer for many charity functions in Los Angeles, including the Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Fundraisers, the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center Foundation, the Behind the Bench NBA All-Star Gala, the Airport Marina Counseling Center and the H.O.P.E. Foundation. Phil is President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Council and is on the board of several other charities. Phil is a Recreation & Parks Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica, and as such sponsored the Santa Monica Beach anti-smoking legislation. He is a member of two groups of high level Hollywood executives dedicated to enacting positive change in our country: The Creative Coalition and Hollywood Hill. Phil is proud to support the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL as a member of the Sundance Industry Organization.
Tom Hallick: The timelessly handsome and suave TOM HALLICK recently Guest Starred on COLD CASE and NIP/TUCK. Tom has been dubbed “King of the Soaps” by the LA Times. Tom created the role of Brad Eliot on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, and had an eight-year run on this popular soap opera. He was voted best actor as Brad for three consecutive years. He then went on to star as Maxwell Hathaway on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Tom was also one of the original hosts on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. He has just wrapped the feature MYSTERY WOMAN and earlier this year the film mini-series MCBRIDE. He is currently the host of the Entertainment News Talk Show, TALK OF THE TOWN, which airs in 158 markets across the US. Tom’s prolific TV and Film career spans over 30 years and includes major roles in a many great productions, including MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, WAKING UP HORTON, MURDER SHE WROTE, COACH, BABES, and THE LAST MAN ON PLANET EARTH and many more. Tom is also much in demand for his services as a Celebrity Auctioneer for many charity functions, and he plays the Celebrity Golf Circuit nationwide.
Brett Stimely: The handsome and talented BRETT STIMELY portrays JFK in the film THE WATCHMEN to be released on March 6, 2009. He recently co-starred as Robert Jones THE SHIELD, as Eric Burns on the NBC Prime Time Hit Series PROVIDENCE and was just seen discovering the North Pole in the Discovery Channel’s RACE TO THE POLES as the legendary explorer Frederick Albert Cook He just wrapped the Feature film OPERATION SAFEGUARD as Colonel James Mallory, USMC. Brett has starred in several other features, including THE WHISPER, GRESHNITSA V MASKE, LAST CHANCE LOVE, and FAUST’S ROULETTE (just to name a few) and the MOW’s MY FIRST LOVE and DECONSTRUCTING SARAH.. He has more than 85 national commercials to his credit, including five current campaigns, one for Nature Made “Cholestoff,” the second for “Western Dental,” the third for Matrix Directs “American General Life,” the fourth for “TheLadders.Com,” and the fifth for “West Marine.” He just completed Hosting his first Infomercial for the new sunglasses called “Luminators”. No stranger to Prime Time TV, Brett has also guest starred on dramatic series including MURDER SHE WROTE, FBI THE UNTOLD STORIES, RED SHOE DIARIES, HIGH TIDE, and EQUAL JUSTICE. Brett made his mark in Daytime as well, with recurring roles on SUNSET BEACH and as the popular Dr. Jay Garvin for years on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. His many comedy roles include guest star appearances on THE NANNY, CYBILL, STEP BY STEP and MURPHY BROWN, in which he played Candace Bergen’s adult son, Avery. Along with acting and hosting, Brett’s passion is his work with the Olive Crest Abused Children’s Foundation, for which he is the President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter.

SANDRA PURPURO is one of those rare beautiful people whose accomplishments are mind-boggling. She is an actress who is seen regularly on such TV shows as SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES- she plays “Agent Jonas”, HOUSE, BONES, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and COLD CASE. She was “Brenda” on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, “Katherine McClain” on OZ, “Tereza Varela” on THE SHIELD, “Angela Zarelli” on NYPD BLUE, and the list goes on and on. Her film resume includes ROUGH DIAMONDS, THE JOB, THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE, and SWIMSUIT THE MOVIE. Sandra is an actress/dancer/singer with model looks who is not only a superb actor but also an accomplished athlete. She is truly a 21st Centruy Renaissance Woman!

Already one of the most-photographed celebrities in Europe, LADY VICTORIA HERVEY, has relocated to our shores in order to further her career as an actress in film and television. The paparazzi have followed her to LA. There is a reality show currently in development featuring Victoria. Victoria is the direct descendant of “Bess, the Duchess of Devonshire”, a main character portrayed in the 2008 film THE DUCHESS. She appeared in a 7-page spread in HELLO MAGAZINE in late 2007, she has been featured last summer in PEOPLE MAGAZINE, OK MAGAZINE and other publications. Victoria has appeared on LOVE ISLAND II, THE FARM, and in the films SIMPLE LIES and THE TRUTH ABOUT BOARDING SCHOOLS. Her numerous TV appearances include ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. Victoria, the daughter of Victor, the 6th Marquess of Bristol, studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art since the age of 9, when she decided that her dream was to be on stage and film. This tall, willowy beauty was “discovered” by renowned British fashion photographer, Patrick Litchfield. Selected to join Elite Models, her whirlwind career took Victoria to Japan, Paris, Milan, Germany and New York. She modeled for Chanel and Christian Dior and has been seen worldwide on TV and cinema screens for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. Victoria is also a major patron of the BORN FREE FOUNDATION. She wrote a weekly column for STYLE MAGAZINE in the SUNDAY TIMES for over a year. Victoria Hervey is poised to shine brightly as her film and television career takes off.

Thomas Newman – Oscar Nominee for WALL-E (along with Peter Gabriel). Will know for sure if he is available later tonight. Thanks.

Victoria Justice – The next teen queen to come from Nickelodeon, gorgeous 16 year old Victoria was recently signed to series development deal at the network and a record deal with Sony BMG! She can next be seen starring in a lead role in the much anticipated Nickelodeon original TV movie Spectacular! which will premiere early 2009. In addition, she can next been seen starring opposite Dylan and Cole Sprouse in the motion picture Kings of Appletown (release TBD). She is best known for her lead role of “Lola” on Nickelodeon’s hit show “Zoey 101.” Her past credits include the independent film The Unknown opposite James Caviezel’s as well as, River to Havilah. In addition, Victoria also guest starred in “Little Monsters,” (NBC) “The Suite Life” (Disney Channel,) and “Gilmore Girls” (The WB).

India Eisley who is currently starring in ABC Family’s hit show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” No stranger to Hollywood, India is the daughter of critically acclaimed and award nominated actress Olivia Hussey. India is a wonderful young actress and has been praised in many publications as delight to watch on the show and definitely a talent to watch out for!

Robbie Amell – who can currently be seen as one of the stars on Nickelodeon’s hottest new show “True Jackson VP.” On the show, Robbie plays “Jimmy” love interest to the main character True (Keke Palmer). You can also catch him in the “Scooby Doo: The Beginning,” which will air summer 2009 on Cartoon Network. This marks the first ever non-animated movie for the channel. He’s best known for his lead role opposite Ashley Tisdale in the Disney original movie “Picture This.” His past TV credits include recurring roles on “Life w/Derek” and “Runaways.” His motion picture credits include supporting roles in Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and American Pie Presents Beta House.

Chelsea Makela who can next be seen as a co-lead in the spoof movie, Dance Flick for Paramount Pictures (May 22, 2009). The comedy is about a rich suburban white girl and her friends who get tangled up in misadventures. In the film, Chelsea plays “Tracy” one of the friends in the bunch, who is perky and upbeat, but doesn’t have very much street smarts and tends to land herself in a quandary of mishaps. The film is directed by Damien Wayans and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Simon Curtis – Can next be seen starring in a lead role in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated made for TV movie Spectacular! which hits the airwaves Feb 16, 2009. In addition to Spectacular! his past credits include a guest starring role on Disney’s “Hannah Montana.”

Avan Jogia – This 16 year old dynamo will be co-starring in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated singing and dancing extravaganza musical-comedy, “Spectacular!” In addition, he recently starred in a lead role in Nickelodeon’s original movie “Gym Teacher” opposite Christopher Meloni (Law & Order SVU). Next up, Avan will be a series regular on the upcoming Sci-Fi Channel series “Caprica.” This series is a prequel to “Battlestar Galactica” and stars Eric Stolz and Esai Morales. His past TV credits include a recurring role on “Angels in America.”

RJ Mitte- Stars on A&E’s critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad as Walter White Jr.

Jason Earles who is one of the stars of the Disney Channel phenomenon “Hannah Montana.” On the popular show, he plays “Jackson Stewart” older brother to Miley/Hannah Montana. The show is now in its third season and is the most popular show in the history of the Disney Channel! In addition, he can next be heard as the voice of “Spudnick” in Disney’s animated motion picture Space Buddies, which will be released on DVD February 3, 2009. Also in February, Jason will guest-star on the premiere show for the new Disney XD channel series “Aaron Stone.” Finally in February, fans will be able to catch Jason co-starring in the Disney Channel original TV movie “Dadnapped,” opposite Emily Osment in a movie about a girl named Melissa (Osment) who has a bad case of sibling rivalry, only her competition is a fictional character in her father’s best-selling novel about a teenage super spy. When her father is “Dadnapped” by a group of overzealous fans, it’s up to Melissa to help him by tapping her inner superhero. Jason plays the lead kidnapper “Merv.” “Dadnapped” premieres February 16, 2009.

Jason “Heat” Rosell, whose exploding personality has made him a fixture on three of VH1’s top rated reality shows. His latest, “I Love Money 2” premieres February 2, 2009 at 9pm (ET/PT) and his fans are going to LOVE him on “I Love Money 2,” it’s his best appearance yet! In addition, you can also see Jason in a small supporting role in the motion picture drama thriller In My Sleep that will be released in late 2009. He has also guest-starred and been featured on numerous television shows like HBO’s “Entourage,” the WB’s “Gilmore Girls” and Discovery Channel’s “Dr. G: Medical Examiner.” His motion picture credits include roles in independent features such as 7-10 Split, and Chill to name a few. Fans can also catch him with supporting roles in Lions Gate Films’ Unemployed and Tamales and Gumbo both recently out on DVD.

Alexandra Chando (Emmy-nominated for her role on “As the World Turns”)?Andrew West (he was on the CW’s “Privileged” and “Greek”)

Todd Shoemack ?President Film Equity/Finance?Film Producer/Financier “The Hulk” and “Mama Mia” (and two new HUGE projects at Tribeca – inc. Natalie Portman)

Star of PRO 7, Germany’s largest tv channel, Up close and Personal, To Gillian on her 37th b-day, THE PRACTICE, DANTES COVE, BLACK DAHLIA, MIAMI VICE… GRINDHOUSE”,”POSTAL”!! Lorielle is featured in last weeks LIFE & SYLE MAGAZINE; as well as “SOLO G.” TMZ, FWD, YAHOO NEWS, IWON, FANGORIA, PLAYBOY RADIO, VENICE, FLAUNT, ELLE, VANITY FAIR, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER TV! Lorielle currently has a daily talk show airing on with over 1 MILLION viewers, and is also starring in THE PIT AND


THE PENDULUM; the next theatrical release film from REGENT Entertainment ( HERE Network, Out and Advocate Mag)!
Dallas from rock of love
Christine Elise McCarthy
Jo De La Rosa
Cassandra Hepburn
Scott L. Schwartz
Les Brandt
Russ Cootey
Tracy Morgan
Keith Robinson
Jackie Long

Sleepy Brown From Outkast. The Heart and soul of Outkast, Grammy winner and many other well awarded artists. Album dropping March 17th and label Orion/ Universal Records. Has been labeled the Dr. Dre of the South about to take of the west coast.

Liana Mendoza, Sleepy Brown’s new found artist. As he calls her on stage “Roxy”. Lead role in newly released movie “Internet Dating” along side Katt Williams. Also soon to be released film lead role in “Little Mailman” starring Tony Cox and Master P.

Kaptain from Kaptain Designs/ Bubble Leather. stylist for over 138 A list celebrities from Rolling Stones, Beatles, Vanessa Williams to Andy Dick. Just recently designed for Neil Daimond backstage Grammy’s for the Music Cares event. Just picked up this season as American Idol top three finalist designer. Also about to release the new Katy Perry Valentines day jacket.

Pol’ Atteu and Patrik Simpson known as the late Anna Nicole Smith’s best friends and personal designer. Pol’s red carpet gowns have made history through Anna Nicole and many well known actresses. Book to be released “A Tribute to an Icon” in all major Barnes and Nobles at the end of February 2009. Also show to look out for “Designer Family” in a couple months.

Susan Sullivan appears on CSI and Cold Case, and in My Best Friends Wedding with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, is a regular on Desperate Housewives, has just returned from shooting in New York a Warner Bros film entitled: “I’m Still Walking”, and is scheduled to shoot “Let’s Begin Again” for
Paramount this summer.

James Buccelli Owner Runway Magazine.








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     Stephanie Baham is a native of Los Angeles, CA and now resides in the San Francisco area. She's a 38 year old professional who has long enjoyed the craft of writing. Her other interests include film, theatre, yoga, dancing, literature and politics. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree from Cal State University, Long Beach in Theatre Arts. She is currently working towards her degree in Psychology.


More to Love - a reality show for the rest of us? Or another case of trash TV?

with Stephanie Baham

"More to Love" is the name of a reality show FOX Television is currently casting.  The executive producers from "The Bachelor" and "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" have developed a dating reality show which will feature plus size women who are looking for love.  Here's an excerpt from the Hollywood Reporter:

Fox is developing the project with Mike Fleiss, the producer of ABC's "The Bachelor." Indeed, the project has a similar format to "Bachelor," where a group of women compete for one man (producers describe him as a "Kevin James-type").

So of course, the women have to be the ones competing for one man.  I was hoping it'd be one plus size lady having the men compete for her. Oh well. At least the guy is a "Kevin James type".  That must mean he's a comedian I assume?  I like funny guys, don't you ladies?

According to co-executive producer, Mike Darnell, "This show is going to get a lot of people talking. It may be a little controversial, but I think it will mostly be positive."  Whenever I hear anyone from FOX use the word "controversial" I usually brace myself for the worst.  While I love FOX's animated shows....their reality shows have a habit of turning into the Jerry Springer show.  At least Jerry admitted his show was trashy.

The Hollywood Reporter goes on to say: Contestants will do the sort of activities seen on "Bachelor," but producers suspect Jacuzzi or massage dates will take on a different perspective. "More to Love" will have makeover aspects -- when contestants wear ballroom gowns, for instance -- but Fleiss said the focus will not be on physical improvement."

I think the Jacuzzi and massage dates will be eliminated all together.  After all, no one wants to see a plus size person in a bathing suit or skimpy clothing right?  I'm sure that's what they mean by "different perspective".

As you can probably tell, I am not thrilled about the show.  I don't believe it's going to be as positive as they say.  Reality shows rarely are. But what really turned me off was the casting information.  It is my opinion that they are seeking ladies who are brave enough to go on television...but who have some self-esteem issues that FOX television can exploit.

The casting information includes a description of the show, which includes the statement that FOX is here to "help us".  I guess without FOX TV we can't find dates, right?  Then it goes on to say that they're looking for women who are "at least the age of 21 but appear under 33".  So FOX won't mind rescuing us big ladies from our unsuccessful dating lives as long as we look young, eh? 

The casting questionnaire goes on to ask questions such as have you ever "had your weight hold you back" or "has your weight ever been an issue in a relationship?"  It's obvious to me they are looking for ladies who have had struggles with their weight and are willing to exploit their own struggles on television.

I don't think a reality show for plus sized people is a step forward.  More leading roles in major motion pictures would be a step forward.  More plus size people in the fashion industry is a step forward.  If actors & actresses in Hollywood were always cast based on talent alone & not looks, that would be a step forward. But a reality show? A reality show on FOX....the people responsible for "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancée"? No thank you. I could do without.

I encourage everyone to read about the show for themselves at  You may be of the opinion that this is a step forward. You might even be a lady who wants to be cast on this program.  If you are, go to where Doron Ofir Casting will accept your application & photograph. And may the force be with you.  Ever see a plus size hero in Star Wars? Now that would be a step forward.

Stephanie Baham


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     I am a former plus-size model and stage performer. I have written articles that have appeared in local newspapers, college magazines and I was a sports editor for my school newspaper. Currently I have a book coming out in May 08, How to Make a Living Without a Job: the Guide to Professional Temping. It will be available online through Amazon and can be ordered through Barnes & Noble or Borders. I split my time between the Bay Area, CA and Houston, TX.


A Real Girl Interrupted
with Iolande Vitt Argent


Do you remember the premise of the movie; you had always “pixie faced can do no wrong” Winnona Ryder running around on the pretext of being bi-polar of sorts causing trouble with Angelina Jolie after blatantly being misdiagnosed? Well this is the real life tale of a true girl who was interrupted by a diagnosis that was right on the money.

Jody Goody, was a brash, in your face, big girl that took the UK to the edge and back again after showing up on the Big Brother series. Jody was essentially the odd man out; but she did her best to fit in; well that’s not how it turned out.

Jade Goody's main function, as she put it herself, was to be an "escape goat". By American standards she was the sideshow "bearded lady". In reality (TV & life) she was just the tool used to rile up the vindictive rage of the mob and their tribunes in the Red Tops. At one point the polls suggested that she was more unpopular than Saddam Hussein.

This violence stemmed from rigged stunts pulled by fellow house mates inside the "BB" house. In one episode Jade Goody found herself in bed with her male housemate, PJ, who ran away, shrieking. Then there was her “drunken striptease” in a drinking game rigged by the male contestants which forced even UK’s Channel 4 to blank the screen. The next day the headlines blared, "Here she is: fat-rolled, Michelin girl Jade in all her preposterous lack of glory." "Naked as the day Dr Frankenstein made her." Even her then boyfriend opted in for his fifteen seconds of fame: "She's a sex-crazed, lying, two-timing drunken tart, and I hope I never see her again."

Such was the public venom it was feared that things might get dangerously out of hand. Some people actually traveled across England to the BB house, where they waved placards and greeted her emergence, spilling out of a pink dress several sizes too small, with chants of "burn the pig". Channel 4 was even reported to be considering smuggling her out of the country for her own safety.

But, no sooner had she hit rock bottom then she bounced back up again. The tabloid campaign had developed into such an orgy of hate that it inspired retaliation in her defense. Viewers, it seemed, warmed to her malapropisms, guilelessness and obvious vulnerability. The readers said the rag mags had gone too far; and the backpedalling began.

Suddenly, The Mirror. A prominent UK paper congratulated itself on "a brilliantly conceived clandestine campaign to drum up the sympathy vote for the divine Ms Jade Goody". And the Sun, not to be outdone, lauched a rehabilitate the "princess of Bermondsey" campaign. Both papers started the bidding for her "story" at £100,000 – a figure that quickly escalated.

This love/hate relationship with the UK media using Goody as its primary weapon of choice went on for a few years. Jade went through everything from having her own fragrance called Shh! To being labeled a racist after altercations with yet another Big Brother housemate in a second visit to that series. She ended up on a good will tour of India as a way to do damage control but this frenzied lifestyle would make most people suicidal. Jade for all of this was unaffected. She was used to scandal and craziness. She was born into it.

Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody was born in Bermondsey on June 5 1981. Her father, of mixed race parentage, was a heroin addict and small-time pimp turned career criminal that spent most of his life behind bars, eventually dying of an overdose in the restroom of the KFC in Bournemouth. Her paternal grandmother, who once ran a brothel, had a crack habit. Her mother, Jackiey, the daughter of a market trader, was described in her daughter's autobiography as a petty thief and "clipper" – a woman who pretends to be a prostitute but runs off with the money instead. Jackiey threw Jade's father out of the house when Jade was 18 months old, after discovering that he had hidden guns under her cot. To add to the confusion, Jackiey herself later came out as a lesbian.

Jade rolled her first joint for her mother when she was four and she took her first puff at age five; an event celebrated by her mother in a family photograph. At about the same time Jackiey was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash and lost the use of her left arm, as a result of which Jade spent much of her childhood in the role of care giver. Not that Jackiey appeared grateful. She once beat her daughter so badly she ended up hospitalized.

Jade's schooling, not surprisingly, was chaotic. She was expelled from one school after her mother hit another mother, and from a second when her mother hit a teacher. "Most of my mates at school would arrive home to see their mum hanging out the washing or putting the dinner on," Jade recalled. "I'd come round the corner hoping not to see another police car outside the house."

It was not long before Jade began dishing out the bullying herself, once biting off a chunk of another girl's earlobe ("It wasn't a huge part of her earlobe or anything, just the tip"). Hello, Mike Tyson.

But it was her performance on Big Brother that made everything about Jade clear. She was your typical cartoon airhead. The only difference was she wasn’t a blonde Playboy bunny she was a bully and a big girl.  Jade Goody had little knowledge, a fact that she repeatedly shared with the viewing audience. She thought that a ferret was a bird and abscess a green French drink; that Pistachio painted the Mona Lisa; that Sherlock Holmes invented the flush lavatory; that East Anglia ("East Angular" in Jade-speak) was abroad; and that Rio de Janeiro was "a bloke, innit?"

She eventually attended Bacon's College in Rotherhithe – one of Britain's first City Technology colleges. Following her first appearance on Big Brother, the college felt constrained to emphasize that its exam results had improved since Jade left. She then attended a training course at the Bosco Centre, an institution set up to "serve some of the most disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the community". Again association with Jade caused embarrassment as the centre pointed out that some of its alumni had gone on to university.

After leaving school, Jade eventually found employment as a dental nurse. When she applied for a place in the Big Brother house, however, she was up to her ears in debt, had recently been evicted from a flat in Rotherhithe over £3,000 of unpaid rent and was facing jail over an unpaid council tax bill.

Later, as well as her earnings from celebrity appearances, exclusive interviews, product marketing and the like, Jade Goody opened a beauty salon in Hertfordshire. She chose the name Ugly's, thinking it would appeal to the woman who thinks: "'I'm feeling ugly because I've got no make-up on, no nails and hairy legs,' then they come into our salon and we make them beautiful." The venture rapidly went bust.

But for all this media manipulated muckraking; truth is stranger than fiction and real life is worse than reality television will ever depict. Rumors began to circulate of a "cancer scare" associated with Jade Goody. Naturally the public thought “it was just another tasteless publicity stunt.” However, the media that cried wolf went to the well one time too often. After her initial diagnosis last year, it quickly became clear that her cancer was at an advanced stage. Radical surgery failed to stem its progress and early last month she was told it was terminal.

But Jade Goody was not a woman to go quietly into the good night. There was time for one more twist. On February 22, in a blaze of publicity which was said to have earned her close to £1 million, Jade Goody married a 21-year-old carpet fitter, Jack Tweed. In order that the couple could spend their wedding night together, he was allowed to ignore the 7pm curfew which was a condition of his early release from an 18-month prison sentence imposed for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a golf club.

Jane Goody, age 27, succumbed to cervical cancer on March 23rd, Mother’s Day in the UK.

She is survived by her husband and two sons.


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I realized that my weight has nothing to do with the way I was treated,

All I had to do is look at the way I acted.





I AM SO SORRY PLEASE FORGIVE ME JENNY.  I never should have done it.





I always told her I wasn't attracted to her weight.

Now that we are apart all I can think about is the way she felt and how I miss it.

I was fooling myself




My father told me to marry him that at my size he was the best I could get.

I regret that I believed him and have to live with it.






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  • Learning to Love yourself

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Fashion Furious

BBW/BHM Fashion of the Month

     We all hate how the Fashion Industry is just scratching the surface when it comes to Large Sized Fashion.  But I have found out that many clothing stores and online companies are beginning to take up the slack.  Creative BBW, SSBBW and BHM's are making there own clothing or mix matching and finding basic everyday wear and night club wear. 

     Making it affordable is what can be hard so showcase your wonderful finds here.  If your a regular shopper, sew your own clothing or a designer showcase your clothing here by submitting a picture for Fashion Furious of the month.


Fashion Furious of the Month

How to send in your Fashion Find. Send a Clear Picture as an attachment

and use the Format Below to describe your Fashion Furious picture.

Email to Raqui:

Fashion Find by: Raqui


Why I Like this Item: SUPER SALE EVERYTHING IS CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE GET IT WHILE ITS HOT!!! Sizes up to 7xl with lots of things to choose from.


Woman Within -




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Product of the Month!

What is good for Big Sized Bodies


    A very important and necessary part of LargeInCharge.  Find out what is helpful for big bodies.  Keep your self straight with some of our tips and tricks. Find out what other Big Sized people use to keep themselves smelling, feeling, looking, and living a proper life.  What kind of products are allowed. Anything that deal with the body. From cleaning aids to soap, lotions, powder, healing aids etc.  anything that can help a big body!

NOTE: The Opinion of those who submit items are not professional.  They are everyday people who found something that worked for them.  We are not held responsible for there opinion - The Large in Charge Staff

Send your favorite Item to be Product of the Month - Follow format below, include a picture of product (most can be found online) and Send to

Product of the Month

About the Product

Recommender: Raqui

Name of Product:
Dream Solutions Smart Foam 1 inch Mattress Topper

Type of Product: Mattress pad for bed

Cost of Product: $24.99 starting depends on size

Where Product can be found: 


Visco Elastic foam at a great value! Memory foam (as developed for NASA) convoluted pad has slow rebound smartfoam for a restful nights sleep at very moderate prices. Sizes - Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King. Made in the U.S.A.

Why I like this Product: This product was recommended to me by a friend of mine who is a Nurse.  It is perfect to help distribute weight and prevents pressure points that springs can cause.  I love it, even though it looks a little weird it is one of the most comfortable cushions I have used.



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