Dark chocolate (in moderation) has heart-healthy benefits. For the study, researchers had 31 people eat either 50 grams of regular dark chocolate (70% cocoa), dark chocolate (70% cocoa) that has been overheated, or white chocolate (0% cocoa). The study participants ate their assigned chocolate for a 15-day period; their blood glucose, circulating lipids, blood pressure and blood flow were all measured before and after the study. Click here for more 411!
Christian Louboutin's Glass Slipper. In honor of Disney's re-release of 'Cinderella' on dvd this fall. C.L is going to create a glass slipper for our inner princess. It will be revealed this summer. In the meantime to make your inner princess happy check out these sites.
I'm digging this show on NBC on Tuesday nights at 9pm. ATX is still being represented w/ designer Ross Bennett. You can by his winning fashions and others. Click here!
My favorite designer besides Big Love for ATX's Ross. Just about every week, I've enjoyed Kara Laricks designs. She's done some pretty cool pieces, but I can't afford the SAKS price, but more power to Kara!
Pizza Hut whipped out the 'hot dog stuffed crust' in the UK. This may top that! Coming from Pizza Hut Middle East. The cheeseburger crust and the chicken strip crust. Look yummy?? How about next a dessert pizza where the crust is made out of Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!
Photos are popping up of Katy Perry w/ her new BF Robert Ackroyd/Florence and the Machine guitarist! There they are enjoying the Coachella Fest. He's a tall drink of water, huh. Much more of 'A MAN' than that other dude she was with a bit ago. What's his name? Russ something....
I had the pleasure of being a part of 'A Day To Shine' Saturday night on the Four Seasons. I got to work the catwalk, without falling down. (Phew). This event helped raise money and awareness for the 'National Dating Abuse Helpline'. It's a national service whose headquarters is right here in ATX! This helpline helps teens and young adults who are in an abusive relationship. They won't talk about it with their family and friends, this helpline gives them an outlet to chat about their problems with a trained peer, who can guide them and help them. It really is a Great service that is available. Lots of Great resources and info onwww.loveisrespect.org
The fashion show included lots of wonderful people like Darrell Royal's wife Edith and Rachel McCoy- Colt's wife! Hook'em! David-Coleman 'The Dating Doctor' spoke too. He was one of the best speakers I have heard in a very long time! Check him out here!
BIG YOU ROCK'S TO JULIE AND SUSAN AND ALL THE CREW AT THE NATIONAL DATING ABUSE HELPLINE FOR PUTTING ON SUCH A FABULOUS EVENT! TED & I HAD A GREAT TIME!!
I'm looking forward to 'A Day to Shine' @ the Four Season's on Saturday night (4/21) . I had my fitting @ Dillards (Barton Creek), and I get to wear this cool blue dress and do my thing on the catwalk. I hope my thing doesn't involve falling or tripping. The dress looks different on, but it gives you an idea of what I'll be wearing for the fashion show.
I'm part of the Evening Gala Fashion Show. It's to raise awareness and money for the 'National Dating Abuse Helpline'. NDAH operates from a call center in ATX, is a national, 24-hour resource that can be accessed by phone, text or through visiting the website. www.loveisrespect.org It's designed for teens and young adults, the Helpline and loveisrespect. org offer real-time, one-on-one support from tained peer advocates! Emcee will be Robert Hadlock from KXAN! The speaker David Coleman, 'The Dating Doctor' & 2011 Entertainer of the year! Click here for more 411 and how you can help out too!
Whether you have your taxes done and the refund is already spent, or you didn't get a refund, or you are still doing your taxes, which the last 2 options are a Fantastic Reason why today can be happier. There are several Freebies/Deals you can grab today in honor of Tax Day! Sonic and many more goodies Click Here!
Greetings from Los Angeles, where we're hard at work on BREAKING DAWN, PART TWO. It's truly crazy to think that it's been a year since we wrapped production in Vancouver, since for those of us in the editing room the work has never stopped.
A film is a lot like a puzzle, with each piece - each shot, no matter how brief - needing to fit exactly with the ones around it. Our Part Two puzzle is finally coming into full view, and in a few weeks we'll be heading back north to pick up some additional shots - the last tiny missing pieces. We're not shooting any new scenes or dialogue, just some technical work with some of our cast and stunt actors.
I am really looking forward to being back on set with some of the friends I've made on my Twilight journey, like the great Guillermo Navarro, our cinematographer, and his crew. And yes, Rob and Kristen will be there too, to pop in those gold contacts one last time...
I had the pleasure of chatting with Megan & Liz in the MIX Four Hands Home Lounge a couple of days ago. They are 19 year old twins who are blowing up on YouTube with over 145 MILLION views of their performances. They are working on their first album. Keep your eyes and ears open for these 2 ladies. They're UBER talented and have sparkling personalities too!
Click here to checkout their live performance of their anti-bully song, 'Are You Happy Now'!
The newest (plastic surgery) trend in Beverly Hills these days is getting 'Gummy Bears'. A recently approved silicone breast implant that has more of a Gummy Bear jiggle than Jello, and it's not likely to have leakage problems like past siicone implants.
New breast implantsmay appear on the scene. These new “Gummy Bear” breast implants are awaiting FDA approval. They are currently being used in other parts of the world. They will be heavily marketed as an improvement over existing breast implants, but the majority of patients will still benefit most from implants currently in use. Just because it’s new, doesn’t mean it’s better.Click here to find out which Austin Doc had this prediction for 2011!!
ATX has another Guardian Angel. Officer Padron was taken away to soon. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends! Click the photo to check out the Memorial page that was created in honor of Officer Padron.
North Carolina tourism siteVisitNC.comhas begun to offer a four-day "Hunger Games" itinerary, which includes a tour of Henry River Mill Village, known as District 12 in the Hunger Games. Besides a VK you could also own 'District 12' for a cool $1.4 million. Here's the stats!
A magazine in Britian 'HEAT' says they have discovered the 'MAN BEHIND' Adele's hits 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling in the Deep'... this inspiration made Adele's 21 album HUGE!!!! Word is the guy is photographer Alex Sturrock! Click here for the entire story! If you click the picture you can check Alex out!
"He made me an adult. He put me on the road that I'm traveling on," Adele said of her ex-flame to Rolling Stone in April 2011. The singer also wrote on her website that "Rolling in the Deep" was a reaction to "being told that my life was going to be boring and lonely and rubbish, and that I was a weak person if I didn't stay in the relationship. I was very insulted, and wrote that as a 'fuck you.'"
This has been completed 7 years early, which you don't hear that kind of news to often when it deals with road work/expansions.
You're invited on Friday:
LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) - Construction of the extension of State Highway 183A is complete seven years ahead of schedule, and a grand opening ceremony will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.
The highlight of the event will be a ceremonial banner breaking by a Capital Metro express bus. Congressman John Carter is scheduled to speak at the event.
Other featured speakers include Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long, Leander Mayor John Cowman, Mobility Authority Chairman Ray Wilkerson and Texas Department of Transportation chief planning and projects officer Russell Zapalac.
Do you remember the movie 'Hellraiser'? The first one is one of my favorite scary movies. Pinhead Rocks in a dead evil sort of way.
Well the word is 'Hellraiser' the TV show is in the works!
Here's the tease about the show: "One of the most successful (and terrifying) franchises in film history is ready for its weekly television debut. For over 25 years, fans have followed the exploits of an insidious villain named Pinhead, summoned from a nightmarish underworld by an ancient puzzle box. He will seduce you with power and tempt you with fear, until your soul belongs to him. Now, for the first time, a weekly series set in the fantastic realm of Hellraiser will thrill audiences worldwide."
I'M NOT SO SURE ABOUT A WEEKLY SERIES... I SUPPOSE IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHO THEY PICK TO BE 'PINHEAD'!
I recently became a member of United Heritage Credit Union, and so far I have been Happy with the customer service and all the things I get by being an account holding member. Things like no fees using ATMS, online banking, emails about special events for UHCU members.... UHCU cares about it's members and wants to make sure you are having a good experience with them. This is very important when it comes to where you put your money. I have had some 'BAD EXPERIENCES' with big name Banks, so I know the other side of things too! I Love being on this side... Happy Member Side with United Heritage Credit Union.
This made me smile, I got this email sent out from Buddy Schroeder, the President/ CEO UHCU! I realize it is a standard letter, but the first time I have ever been sent one with the President/CEO's name to it! Tells me he cares enough to have the email sent to new members to let them know United Heritage Credit Union cares about their members and the experience they have!
Here's the Email:
I would personally like to welcome you to United Heritage Credit Union and thank you for your membership. We pride ourselves on our outstanding level of member service and the products and services we have to offer. Here are just a few of the many benefits members receive at United Heritage:
•13 convenient locations to serve you
•FREE 24-hour services including Online Banking, Mobile Banking and App, Web BillPay, eStatements, and IN-TouchSM, our automated phone system
•Instant issue and SmartDesign VISA® Debit cards
•Overdraft & Courtesy Pay Protection
Plus, you're automatically enrolled in our free eNews. eNews is designed to keep you informed via email with useful information about various United Heritage products and offers. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive any further eNews from United Heritage, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link provided at the bottom of all correspondence.
United Heritage considers the protection of our member's personal information a very serious matter. Therefore, United Heritage does not solicit personal, confidential or password information from its members in the form of an email or any other non-secured form. If you receive an email requesting such information on your United Heritage Credit Union account please forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact a United Heritage Representative at 512.435.4545, 903.597.7484 or 800.531.2328.
We appreciate your membership and look forward to serving you with the same commitment that has made us one of the area's largest credit unions.
Buddy Schroeder, President/CEO
IT'S EASY TO BECOME A MEMBER, THAT UHCU CARES ABOUT! UHCU KNOWS WHERE YOU PUT YOUR MONEY IS VERY IMPORTANT, SO CHECK OUT UHCU FOR YOURSELF AND SEE IF A MEMBERSHIP IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! CLICK HERE!
Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) will be mentors on s new summer show on ABC called 'Duets'. Kelly and the crew will be going across the country looking for the next big Singing senstion. They will get the chance to get on stage with Kelly, Lionel, Robin and Jennifer to perform a duet with them. The winner will get their own record contract when all is done.
If you are 18 and up you could send your 411 to try to get get in on a duet with Kelly or your fav from the crew!
HOW TO APPLY: Simply email us at DuetsCasting2012@yahoo.comIn the subject line of your email submission be sure to list the Superstar you'd like to partner with. Your email submission should include the following:
- Name, age, occupation, location
- Contact information (phone number & email)
- Brief description of your singing ability and why you want to sing with your specific Superstar.
- Recent video link of you singing (preferably Acapella) Upload your UNLISTED video to YouTube.com and make sure the settings are set for UNLISTED.
This album.. click here to find out who's behind the album and a performance of one of the singles that was caught during SXSW Fest this year! It's the follow up to the 2005 album 'Extraordinary Machine', and since it's been over 7 years for new stuff, I guess that's the reason the album title is SO LONG!!?
Hint: Artist initials F.A....
My new favorite show 'SMASH'. I liked Katharine McPhee on America Idol, and it's nice to see her in a successful (so far) television show. It's on NBC Monday Nights at 9pm, if you haven't had a chance to catch it, I suggest it! If you like Glee, you may like this. But I enjoy it because it's not like Glee. Most of the break out in song moments have more of a reason, instead of just singing all the time! |
The Smash Soundtrack comes out MAY 1st created by Tony and Grammy winning- Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman!
1) Touch Me featuring Katharine McPhee
2) Stand featuring Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom
3) Who You Are featuring Megan Hilty
4) Crazy Dreams featuring Megan Hilty
5) Beautiful featuring Katharine McPhee
6) Haven't Met You Yet featuring Nick Jonas
7) Shake It Out featuring Katharine McPhee
8) Brighter Than the Sun featuring Katharine McPhee
9) Let Me Be Your Star featuring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty
10) 20th Century Fox Mambo featuring Katharine McPhee
11) Mr & Mrs Smith featuring Megan Hilty and Will Chase
12) Let’s Be Bad featuring Megan Hilty
13) History Is Made At Night featuring Megan Hilty & Will Chase
Will you add this to you collection?
BTW... Neil Patrick Harris will host for the third time @the Tony Awards on June 10th on CBS!
You've probably heard this a few times... 'Be or Do the Best you can with everything you do.!' I guess it applies to these awards too! If you are going to do it, DO IT BIG! That's what Adam Sandler did. He got 10 Razzies for the movie 'JACK & JILL'! Sweeped the Razzie nominations for this movie. Razzies go to movie peeps for the worst of what come out in a year! Adam is the Best of the Worst for 2011 year!! Check out the entire list!
Many had to lose the 'Lottery High' over the weekend, when the winning numbers didn't come their way. You may have heard the saying 'You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than winning the lottery.' Well, don't ever say that 'OUT LOUD', or think it! Bill, a man from Wichita bought 3 Mega Millions lottery tickets last Thursday. The odds were with him... or against him.. he actually got struck by lightning!
Ted & I won $7! He mentioned earlier Friday he would be happy winning what he put into it! He won $7! Wonder if he would have had a bigger $ thought, if that would have worked? Have to try that for next time...