Thursday, May 20, 2010

5/20 - Rolf Benirschke, Veronica Webb,Mark Cantor, Doug Brode. Alsion Brie.

Ariana Pierce - "Superstar Nail Lacquer" 
Ariana is a young CEO. She owns Superstar Nail Lacquer, a couture polish line. She is the host of the Young People's Success Conference, May 27-29, 2010. Guests include: Tyler Williams of Everybody hates Chris, Chris,  Wilson of the Washington Red Skins, Camara Mathis, daughter of Judge Mathis. She has a celebrity blog:

ALISON BRIE ("Annie" on NBC's "Community") 
Alison Brie plays Annie, a high-strung perfectionist, on the new NBC comedy series “Community.”
Brie can currently be seen as "Trudy Campbell" on the award winning drama series, "Mad Men,” which returns in August 2009. She will also appear in a film titled “Montana Amazon” with Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment slated for release later this year.  Brie was born in Hollywood, CA and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena. Interested in acting at an early age, she began her career performing in community theatre shows at the Jewish Community Center in Los Feliz. After graduating from South Pasadena High School, Brie attended California Institute of the Arts where she received her BFA in Acting. While there, she was one of the original cast members in the world premiere of “The Peach Blossom Fan,” performed as the inaugural theatre production at Disney's REDCAT Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Brie also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.  Since graduating, Brie has continued to work in all forms of media, including film, television, and theatre. She has performed in the Blank Theatre Company’s Young Playwright's festival and in shows at the Odyssey, Write-Act, and Rubicon Theatres, receiving an Indy Award for her haunting performance as Ophelia in the Rubicon's production of “Hamlet.” Brie guest starred on Comedy Central and Disney's “Hannah Montana” and landed leading roles in some independent films before her current role on “Community.”  Brie currently lives in South Pasadena.

Doug Brode - "Mr. Pop Icon America"  -  Playboy 3-D  cetnerfold
"Why did Playboy do it?"  "Why has Playboy fallen so badly in circulation - from 6.5 million at its height  to 1.5 million today-what does this 'say'  about the American male?"  "Feminists complain that Playboy was  sexist - that it "objectified" women -  do you agree?"  "What did you think of those pictures of  the Miss USA contestants that were  compared by many to Playboy type shots?"

Mark Cantor - "Jazz on Film"
The Playboy Jazz Festival’s annual ‘Jazz on Film’ night, presented by noted jazz archivist Mark Cantor, on Thursday evening, June 10th at 7:30 p.m., will celebrate the legacy of jazz with a move to a new location in Mid-City Los Angeles this year. A longtime fixture at LACMA’s Bing Theatre, the event will be held in cooperation with the Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Washington Boulevard. Admission is free, although tickets are required and available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be available beginning at noon on June 10th at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center box office. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person. Known for his extensive collection of rare jazz films and documentaries, Cantor will share a series of rarely seen performances celebrating some of the most important as well as the sometimes forgotten names in jazz. The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center was formerly the site of a popular Los Angeles playhouse, surrounded by the city’s top jazz clubs during Los Angeles’ golden era of jazz in the 50’s and 60’s in the heart of city.

Veronica Webb - Model
 Model and Actress Veronica Webb will be available to discuss the latest skin care treatments and how maintaining healthy skin can also affect a person's mental health, image and self esteem.  Veronica Webb has appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria's Secret and Chanel. She was the first African-American supermodel to win an exclusive contract for a major cosmetics company, becoming a spokesmodel for Revlon. She's also appeared as a broadcaster on Good Morning America and Vogue magazine's syndicated style show Trend Watch.

Former Pro Football Player, Rolf Benirschke
Former Pro Football Player, Rolf Benirschke Shares His Story of Living with Hepatitis and Discusses What you Need to Know  MAY IS HEPATITIS AWARENESS MONTH  - Rolf Benirschke was the placekicker for the San Diego Chargers from 1977 until 1987, and set 16 team records. NFL Man of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Hero of the Year, etc. During his second season in the NFL, he was struck with an  intestinal illness that required major surgery the following season, and nearly cost him his life. He also contracted Hepatitis C. Instead of giving up, he is a survivor and an inspiration.

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