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...
BIG WORLD WEAR
Interview with Joe M.
Reaves CEO of Big World Wear
LargeInCharge.com: What is your name?
M. Reaves, CEO of BIGWorldWear.com
LargeInCharge.com: Where are you from and what is
your current Location?
am from and our company is located in Chicago, IL.
LargeInCharge.com: Do you consider yourself a BHM,
BBW or a SSBBW, SSBHM?
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!
LargeInCharge.com: Who is the owner of your company?
are a family and faith based organization. My father, Joe D.
Reaves, and I own the company.
LargeInCharge.com: 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
LargeInCharge.com: How did your company begin?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: How did your company get its name?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: How long have you been in
We’ve been operating for 12 years. We’ve been on-line for 4 years.
LargeInCharge.com: Tell us about your clothing
T-shirts are our claim to fame and
LargeInCharge.com: What made you decide to make Plus
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.
LargeInCharge.com: Who designs the clothing you sell?
Given that we are a small company,
we both do.
LargeInCharge.com: Are you currently looking for new
are always looking for great ideas.
LargeInCharge.com: What is the size range on your
clothing and do you custom?
start at a children’s Small and go all the way up to an adult’s 6XL.
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: Do you have a website and a
hardcopy catalogs; how do we obtain a hard copy catalog?
LargeInCharge.com: 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
LargeInCharge.com: Overall, What are your best
Girls Have More Fun
Real Men Love BIG Women
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: Do you feel the fashion industry
is doing a good job providing quality clothing for Big Women?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: What are the ordering options that
LargeInCharge.com: What qualifications do you look
for when choosing a model?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: Who does the photography on your
Again, we are a small company. So, the owners share that
LargeInCharge.com: Did you construct the website with
the release of your clothing line or did it come after?
developed the website after the BIG clothing line. At that point,
we had enough designs to publish.
LargeInCharge.com: Was the site an automatic success
or did it take time to kick off?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: Name some designers and companies
would love to work with artists like Teri Boat from
Teriscreations.com, Reubenesq, and JNess. Nelly’s Applebottoms is
the ultimate, of course.
LargeInCharge.com: What are the most important
elements to running a successful Online Clothing Company...quality;
comfort...what is important/ what is not?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: How has the internet helped your
internet has helped BIGWorldWear.com to market and advertise in a
BIG way. We are able to network and connect with people all over
LargeInCharge.com: 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 BIGWorldWear.com is
representing BIG people in the BIG world.
LargeInCharge.com: Where are you from and what is your current
born and raised in Sunny California and current living in Rancho
LargeInCharge.com: Can you give us some information about yourself
(Age, Height, Size, Nationality, Marital Status, Children, etc.)?
30 years old, mixed with Apache and Cherokee Indian, Scott Irish and
Ethiopian, Single with no children
LargeInCharge.com: (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?
was very skinny as a child and didn't gain weight till much later
LargeInCharge.com: (If you gained weight later in life) what caused
you to gain weight and how did you feel about it?
of exercising, I went from being very active to sitting around at
LargeInCharge.com: What made you decide to enter the LargeInCharge
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.
LargeInCharge.com: Did you find it a hard journey to be accepted for
Nope, my spirit and personality has always been the thing to get me
LargeInCharge.com: Do you find acceptance among your family and
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.
LargeInCharge.com: What would you say inspires you most in life?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: 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
LargeInCharge.com: How did you get into this line of work?
need a job with benefits and I had so many friends already working
for the bank and they keep asking me to apply.
LargeInCharge.com: Do you find acceptance in the work force?
LargeInCharge.com: What changes do you believe should take place for
Large People in the work force?
have never ran into any kind of negative, its was a persons work
that was look at.
LargeInCharge.com: What do you think about the fashion industry for
big sized clothing?
amazing just how the plus sized clothing has grown, out has gone the
old bland clothes with no character.
LargeInCharge.com: What do you wish to see change with the fashion
acceptance for plus models on cover, leading roles with top fashion
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: Tell us some of the places you buy your clothing
Plus, Avenue, DDS, Ross, T.J. Maxx
LargeInCharge.com: Tell us one of your secret beauty tips.
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
LargeInCharge.com: Give us some tips on how to have a successful
Photo shoot. What should models be prepared for?
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
LargeInCharge.com: Look at Size acceptance five years ago... look at
size acceptance now. What changes do you see?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: 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.
LargeInCharge.com: Tell us about your goals as far as modeling and
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.
LargeInCharge.com: Is there a person in your life that makes you
Little Brother (JUL) I wanted him to see how if sister never gave up
on her dreams, put keep pushing till they are reach.
LargeInCharge.com: What advice would you give to other people of
size who want to model?
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.
LargeInCharge.com: What plus size figure do you admire?
Amber and Queen Latifah.
LargeInCharge.com: Describe yourself with one word.
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
LargeInCharge.com. 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
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,
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.
Raqui feature on Gordos.com and Glamour Plus - go to
www.Raqui.com Portfolio Section
One Year Anniversary of
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
- Weekly Radio show discussing Plus Sized Issues. Friday's 7-9
pm EST - Call in & Chat in our Chat Room.
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.
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 PHENOMENAL....in 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
WANT TO SUBMIT YOUR VOICE FOR REVIEW? See Below
And here is the Mocha and Praline Sundae
(Raq Place photo here)
T.I. Ft Rihanna “Live your Life”
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
hartart1976 would like to add you to his/her Friends list. AcceptDecline
accepted hartart1976’s Friends request. He/she is now your
hey, how are
you? i see you got me added.
Yup. I’m okay.
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
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…
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
meinreddress.jpg sent to hartart1976.
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.
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
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
then the tears came.
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
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
“That’s good to know. So whatcha been up to? Any news on the
“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.
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.”
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
“This guy hasn’t met you in person, either. Think about that. Stop
being so damn pessimistic.”
can’t help it. I’m sorry. It just feels like there’s no other way
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?”
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.
“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.
Show recent messages.
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.
the other day? How come you stopped talking to me after I
sent you the pic?
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
i liked the pic.
i was looking at it. and then i had to go. that’s all.
You didn’t even
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
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.
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
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.
I think I have
to get going.
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
Yeah, right. I
can’t exactly hop on a plane and be there in time for
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.
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.
Show recent messages.
Hey, Martin, you
Cool, me too.
what did you
and an egg roll.
i got moo goo
I don’t even
know what that is. lol
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,
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
i like bumble
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
i lied. i can
do that. i’m socially awkward.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
what your’re thinking… Geez, this guy needs some meds..
NOW, what a bummer.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
special happened today ? I woke up, after that the rest
of the day was gravy, baby.
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
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!
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
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 www.runwaymagazinela.com” 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 agreenday.org, 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
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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and “Miss Castaway”, Colleen is the female lead in the upcoming
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reality show. Bobby has also designed for some of Hollywood ’s
hottest stars, including Mandy Moore, and has been featured on
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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
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hit shows as “Veronica’s Closet”, “Cracked Up”, “Equal Justice”,and
the smash hit “Melrose Place” . He made his feature film debut,
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an expansive career with roles in “Party of Five,” The Rules of
Attraction, and both American Pie 2 and American Wedding; just to
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and producer. With 5 albums under his belt, Warren G recently
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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
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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) JESSIE CAMACHO- FROM DESCONTROL
SHAUNA SAND LAMAS: FROM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS MARK HARRRIS: FROM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
ZEE JAMES: FROM EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS 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.
DIANA NIVEN BRAD CARTER ?Tony Perez: JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY, Oxygen
Misty Upham: 2009 Spirit Award Nominee, FROZEN RIVER Christian Moralde: Host for FASHION NEWS NETWORK and STAR TREATMENT
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 livevideo.com 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 BARRY BERLINSKY . : LUXURY SERVICES Cassandra Hepburn ..ACTRESS ?Kate Linder, 30 years on young and The
Restless…..ACTRESS Brenda Feldman, Feldman Public Relations Gary Sturgis ..in 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 GLORIA KISEL-HOLLIS ’ TRENDY P.R. ROMAN REY AND WIFE SHAUNA SAND
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 Karen MONACO Dania Ramirez from Heroes Erika Ellis/ EE Services Mgt
Gary Goldstein…PRODUCER OF PRETTY WOMAN Geir Ness FRAGRANCE DESIGNER
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 Christina DeRosa AND GUIDO ACTRESS
Karin Purvis David and Pamela Hasselhoff, actors Mike Prophete
Keith D. Miles, Chief of Staff BRANDI WATERS, actress 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 ERIKA LAYNE Dallas Harrison
Robert Vincent, actor Claire Brevidoro, Brevidoro Insurance Agency
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS?Vail Bloom Eileen Davidson Christel Khalil
ENTOURAGE Cassie Lehrman DEAD AIR – a new film from Corbin Bernsen
Elle Travis Danielle Petty Carla Becker ENTOURAGE
Cassie Lehrman LA LINEA – new Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia film
R. Ellis Frazier Geoffrey Ross ACTRESS …Merry L. Whitney
Jennifer kevoian MEDIA BAMBI GANZ – west coast correspondent for Thehollywoodreport.com (as
well as have written for Hollywood.com and filmfestivals.com ) who
would like to attend and cover HEDI SHAHI DeMario RazB Thornton B2K
MEDIA…Lonnie SkeeLove K.C. Anderson Media Outlet : American Radia Network 89.7 F.M.
Leslie Lopez Bobby Ramnarine, actress NATALIE STELE 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} BOBBI TRENDI..ACTOR CHASE GOMEZ..DESIGNER
Jaime Paxton, Asylum Entertainment James Kyson Lee (HEROES)
Solomon Trimble (TWILIGHT) Romi Dames (HANNAH MONTANA) Ken Davitian (GET SMART)
Vik Sahay (CHUCK) Nicole Walther METRO PR ANDREA SOLOMAN
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) Sterrious
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 –
REBECCA KNIGHT Phoebe Price – Actress Talia Botone Conroy Kanter,
stylist Rachel Hakim. NINA GELB 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…)
DAVID MOROWATI 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 T.I. Ciara Tionne T-boz Watkins of TLC
Too Short B-Real of Cypress Hill Young Joc JACK IANNACI JR.
Brass Artists & Associates CARMEN RODRIGUEZ PATRICK MICHAELS
Mark Valinsky, actor CC Perk inson Dee Dee Bigelow
Anna East Eden Emily Eckman CATHY DENNIS CARLOS RAMOS
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 DJ PROPHETE 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 KRISTEN KIRCHNER KIMBERLY WOLFE
BARRY BERLINSKY 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 GLORIA KISEL-HOLLIS ’ TRENDY P.R
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.
GARY GREENE, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS EVENTS, INC 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
Ari rebecca knight ?Phoebe Price Talia Botone Herceles
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
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
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
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 livevideo.com 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.
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?
"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
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
www.thehollywoodreporter.com 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
www.bigheartcasting.com 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.
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
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
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
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.
This is an experiment in Confession, you can anonymously confess, or
let everyone know something that you feel. Every Month we will
post all the confessions and you can come and view them and be
inspired to make your own.
You can send in a picture, You can make a graphic, You
can just send in your written words. You can do it anonymously
and get something off your chest. You can let everyone know
who you are and liberate yourself.
Hope you enjoy Confession! Send in your own check the bottom
of this page!
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.
your own Confession, Use the email to the Right and send in a your
confession, weather it is a graphic you made (NO BIGGER THAN 5x7 92 DPI)
or a picture you saw. You can also just send in text words.
Your Confession can be Anonymous or you can tell everyone who you are.
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Give them something they can related to and enjoy on a
LargeInCharge is a non-profit Online magazine which is why
we are asking for Volunteer's. This is a great opportunity
to brush up on your writing skills and learn different
This is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. You
must be able to hand in one article on time monthly for a
period of at least 12 months. If you wish to continue
after 12 months then you may stay if your track record is
We are looking
for writers for the following Positions.
A Big Man's
World - a writer who will write about living life as a
Big Man in this Society.
Review - A writer to search for and find products that
are beneficial for plus sized people.
Medicine and Body - External to internal make your body
feel and look great!
- Inspirational stories, interviews and articles on
loving yourself as is.
Before and After Gastric bypass - we are looking for a
writer who will document there life before and after
this controversial surgery. Positive and Negative
experiences are welcome.
Phatty - Erotic stories and poetry for the Full Figured
Would you like
to be a writer? If you have an idea for a column let
HOW TO APPLY TO
BE A WRITER!!!
Interested in applying
for a writers position?
Send in the information below along with a clear photograph of
yourself and one complete article at least 300 words. Please
make sure your article is matching the position your applying for.
If you are a versatile writer and applying for more than one
position send in one article for each position.
Any submissions maybe be used in the magazine as a guest article or
other wise if you do not receive a position. If you are picked
for a position it will be used as a back up for your column in case
I want to Apply for a
My Name is:
My email address is:
My Phone Number is:
My location/address is:
The position I am
applying for is:
Here is my article:
I am allowing
LargeInCharge to use my image and article as they see fit. By
typing my name and date I understand that I agree to the above.
We love our guest
writers, they help us to make LargeInCharge more personal and reader friendly place. We bring the
people words from there own peers. If you always wanted to
write but never knew what to do with your thoughts and opinions.
Send them in to us we love to feature you in our guest spot.
type of entries do we accept?
Articles that have not been placed in
Size Empowerment Stories
Discovery of Size Acceptance
Romance of Large Size
Poetry - at least 25 lines in length
Complaints about Society
Complaints about what is provided for
Complaints about Health Care
Weight Loss Surgery Experiences
Dealing with Doctors
The Joy of being Big
Learning to Love yourself
How to Submit my Article
Check your article
for spelling and correct format, We do not edit articles.
Attach your article
either in Word, Text Format, or in the Body of your email.
In your email send
your Real Name, E-mail and Address (state, location).
Under your Name and
Address include date, and the line. "I give
and there owners, permission to use my written article. I am
submitting it for there use at their discretion."
Include a picture if you so wish in .jpg or .gif format and a
brief description of yourself.
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
send in your Fashion Find. Send a Clear Picture as
use the Format Below to describe your Fashion
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
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
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
Name of Product:Dream Solutions Smart Foam
1 inch Mattress Topper
at a great
pad has slow
Made in the
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.