Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The First Lady Arriving in Copenhagen, CLICK ME for full story from Huffington Post
So, the First Lady of the United States and the First Lady of Brazil sit down to dinner. Michelle Obama turns to her South American counterpart and says, "I'm going to hug you now – and then I'm going after you!"
True story. Only Mrs. Obama was joking – sort of – as she recounted the scene from a dinner at last week's Pittsburgh summit of world leaders.
She told a small group of reporters, including PEOPLE, that she adores the First Lady of Brazil but is pulling out all the stops to make sure Chicago beats out Rio de Janeiro (and Tokyo and Madrid) to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Heitz says, "They’re foodies, friends and former co-workers. So it’s no surprise that when Bruni stopped in Washington to promote his new book, “Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater,” Dowd interviewed him about it."
Click HERE for full story and make sure to watch the video!
Our AM Hotness was a suggestion from McHot's. McHot's must have been feeling a bit nostalgic this AM because she has asked that our Hotness be...lunchboxes. She is many years younger than me so her idea of a lunch box might be a bit different. But when I think of a lunch box I think plastic or metal with your favorite show on the front (oh and it had to have a thermos)!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Ghost in the Graveyard
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving
Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.
Berry Scary Martini
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish
Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.
TLC announced on Tuesday that the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight, beginning Nov. 2.
"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers."
Allan Ball sat down with Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello for a post Season 2 discussion.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Why wasn’t there more Eric in the finale?
BALL: There is a reason for not seeing Eric in the last part of the episode, but if I explain it, I’ll be [giving away] too much.
Speaking of which, are you surprised at how passionate the Sookie/Eric fans are?
BALL: Yes. I try not to get involved in that because it just sort of — it’s too confusing. I don’t want it to influence what the show is. Personally, I’m like, yes, Eric’s hot, but beyond that he’s dangerous, and I don’t know if he’d love anybody besides himself. What’s the appeal there? The bad boy? The danger?
BALL: We take the gist of the books, [but] we will depart whenever we feel like it makes better television as opposed to reading. We continue to use the books as templates. But now that I’ve read all nine books there are things that are revealed in later books that we are moving up so that they’ll probably happen in the show earlier than they do in the books.
Will you introduce werewolf Alcide?
Have you cast him?
BALL: No. We will also meet Sam’s blood relatives, the super bad vampire Franklin Mott, we’ll meet Debbie Pelt, we will actually meet the people who live in Hotshot a little bit ahead of schedule. We’ve already broken four episodes and I’ve sent writers out to write scripts over the hiatus.
Have we seen the last of the Fellowship of the Sun?
BALL: No. Just because Steve got humiliated, they still exist. And maybe he’s angrier than ever.
I can honestly say I don't know much about Madeline Albright. But as Pam101 listened to NPR this morning (yes, NPR)I was really impressed with the Former Secretary of State's new book. Ms. Albright's new book is called "Read My Pins". Apparently, Mads would wear pins in honor of her mood. I love this idea! I also remember a while back with Pam101 posted about hot brooches are. Well Madeline has always known they were hot hot hot! Our AM Hotness is...Read My Pins!
Monday, September 28, 2009
The pair tied the knot earlier this month at a small ceremony attended by family and close friends, an insider tells Life & Style.
So...Pam101 may or may not have ordered a super cool hand made t-shirt via her new favorite website Etsy.
Here is the description of the T-shirt I may or may not have ordered:
This distressed Twilight-inspired design has been swimming in my head for months... I imagine Edward speaking in French, hence the 'je bois ton sang' (I drink your blood). I also imagine him on a vintage Sex Pistols poster, pasted in random doorways around Manhattan along with grungy graffiti, hence the punk influence.
Her death was announced Monday by St. Thomas' Hospital in London, where she had been treated for the chronic disease for more than five years, and by her husband, Ross Vodden. Britain's Press Association said she died last Tuesday. Hospital officials said they could not confirm the day of her death.
I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when I know the holidays are approaching. And I am so excited about a recent purchase I just made. We are taking my little boo (my niece not the Boo in Austin) to see the Rockettes! How much fun will that be!? I hope she can handle sitting in the seats! I am thinking this little girl is going to need a red velvet dress and coat!
PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer.
The company said Fisher died at his home in San Francisco on Sunday morning surrounded by his family. Those who knew him said he was a great entrepreneur and philanthropist who helped shape the retail world and his local community.
Fisher and his wife Doris opened the first Gap in 1969 in San Francisco, after running into difficulties finding jeans that fit. They named the store after the idea of "The Generation Gap" and sold jeans and music, to appeal to a younger crowd.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Pam101 really didn't like this snap but J.Rose did
Plain White T's...sigh...love men with guitars
SNOW PATROL BABY!!!!
Hands Down our Weekend Hotness has to be Snow Patrol! Saw them last night and the rocked! If you haven't heard of them (where have you been)check them out! And if you think you don't like them...listen again! They ROCKED out the SHOW!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I am hosting my monthly dinner party this Saturday. As previously posted this month's theme is...Black and White! You know I will post the pics! Here is run down of my menu:
-Baked Brie (it's white)
-Braised Beef Short Ribs (i am hoping they appear black)
-Mashed Potatoes (white)
-Black and White Cookies
It's going to be great!
So, it seems that the Eclipse set is pretty much under lock down. Even Oprah can't get on set for an interview.
E!'s Ted Casablanca posted a piece on how basically Summit (the studio peeps) want the focus to stay on New Moon (People magazine has a photo exclusive). Why am I posting this? I don't know...because I can!
Click HERE for Ted's blog post