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Stand ↑ To Cancer – Don’t forget to tune in to SU2C tonight and stand up to cancer. #beatcancer

10 Sep

Stand ↑ To Cancer – Don’t forget to tune in to SU2C tonight and stand up to cancer. #beatcancer

The S↑2C  benefit concert and telethon fundraiser is a star-studded show bringing celebrities together to raise money and awareness for cancer.

According to the website,

“Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) one-hour, commercial-free telecast will air on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube.

The SU2C broadcast is dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.

This year’s event will feature Lady Antebellum, Green Day, Leona Lewis, Queen Latifah, Natasha Bedingfield, Martina McBride, Stevie Wonder, and more as musical guests, and will also feature other special guests such as Mandy Moore, Katie Couric, Ryan Seacrest, Rob Lowe, Sally Field, Vanessa Hudgens, Kathy Bates, Diane Sawyer, Dr. Oz, and more. Another special guest is Survivor reality star Ethan Zohn, who, interestingly, is a cancer survivor himself (and also dating hometown Survivor winner Jenna Morasca.)

Of course, a question on everyone’s minds is whether or not actor Michael Douglas will be in attendance following the news of his own cancer diagnosis.

Keep in mind that donations in ANY increment, large or small, help if you are able to contribute, and, you are actually able to start donating NOW. All donations are valid, legit, safe, and secure. You can give to Stand Up To Cancer, here:  Donate Now.

Many celebrities are trying to spread the word about cancer awareness. Check out this very eye-opening PSA for young people, below…and don’t forget to set your DVRs and TiVos for tonight’s special Stand Up To Cancer event. It touches us all in some way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwC87ZKF1dQ


Kathy Griffin Loves Primanti Bros.

10 Sep

Comedienne Kathy Griffin was in Pittsburgh for a show at Heinz Hall on Thursday September 9th.

She stopped at Primanti’s – and apparently was impressed by the signature french fries-on-sandwich specialty dish 🙂

She tweeted before going on stage,

“Last nite I actually ate a sandwich here in Pittsburgh @Primanti’s w frfries INSIDE (SO good!)”

That’s how we do it here in Pittsburgh, Kathy!

New Pittsburgh Public Market Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend in the Strip

10 Sep

Today is the grand opening of the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District.

Located between 16th and 17th Streets on Smallman Street in the Strip, this Public Market is open from 9am-7pm on Fridays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays, and 10am-4pm on Sundays, and features locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, unique  vendors and gift items, other artisans’ specialties, and more. It’s a local, old-fashioned and nostalgic marketplace,  right in the heart of Pittsburgh!

The Grand Opening festivities are this weekend and you can check out the schedule on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/notes/pittsburgh-public-market/grand-opening-schedule/155720904454265

Sounds like another gem to add to the list of Pittsburgh’s hidden treasures!

Looking for other great events this weekend? Also don’t forget about the Pittsburgh Air Show and the Steelers Home Opener at Heinz Field on Sunday!

2010 Fashion’s Night Out – Pittsburgh Style! Support FNO at Saks Fifth Avenue

10 Sep

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …

No, not Christmas…New York Fashion Week! But, if you’re like me, and you can’t get to the Big Apple to partake in the haute couture frenzy, you can still do your part here in the ‘Burgh!

Have you heard of FNO – Fashion’s Night Out? NYC does it up big, and other cities all over the WORLD have caught on, too.

Pittsburgh’s having its very own Fashion’s Night Out, as well, and Saks Fifth Avenue is celebrating tonight from 6pm-8pm.

Head to Saks for this Free event featuring music by the Long Time Darlings, DJ Sammy C, and A Fugate. For more information on this fun fashion event contact Saks Fifth Avenue, Downtown at 412-297-5205 or click here!

Join Pittsburgh’s fashion elite for a night of music, makeovers, shopping, and fun!

PS: Stay tuned to Glitzburgh for more information about the upcoming PITTSBURGH FASHION WEEK 2010, as well!!!

Will the Real New Jersey Please Stand Up?

10 Sep

The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jersey Shore. Jerseylicious.

These are just a few (yes, there’s more!) of the “gotta-love-’em” trashy reality TV shows out there that are giving the Garden State a bad name.

I saw Zach Braff – of Scrubs and Garden State fame – on E’s “The Daily 10” last night, lamenting this very fact, and mourning the loss of his home state’s reputation.

Now, I don’t know much about Jersey to begin with, but, if there were a handful of  shows on TV right now making Pittsburgh “trendy” for ALL THE WRONG REASONS, wouldn’t you all be upset?  I kind of feel bad for Jerseyites.

As Braff put it, one can’t exactly say that they spent a lovely weekend at the Jersey Shore without some GTL, Snooki, or fist-pumping reference.  (Though, could you say that before the MTV show? I don’t know. As I said, I know nothing about NJ. This isn’t my being rude, it is just unfamiliar territory for me.)

I mean, are ALL housewives in NJ table-flipping, hair-extension pulling, faux-drag drama queens like the ladies that I love to hate love…on the Real Housewives of New Jersey?

Of course not!

My question, though, is why do they all like spray tans so much? And the makeup? I mean TONS and TONS of makeup? Overkill of animal prints? Big hair? (Hello, Tracy, Olivia, Gatsby Salon staff! You certainly ARE Jerseylicious!) And the TEMPERS! Cat-fights left and right, girls hitting guys, guys hitting girls, table flipping, etc. etc….This CAN’T be all of Jersey.  (Just like all of Pittsburgh isn’t mullets………..)

I DO realize that they’re putting these people on TV for ratings. (And for that, I am thankful!) I’m on the side of people that reside in Jersey who have actual class and taste.

I mean, trust me, Pennsylvania gets a bad rap sometimes, too. Have you SEEN the “Pennsylvania Boys” video spoof of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls?”  Cut me a BREAK. Hello, embarrassing.

So, I want to hear from the normal people from Dirty Jersey  the lovely Garden State because as much as I love these people and these shows (and trust me, I do – my DVR doesn’t lie!) I feel as though the real New Jersey needs to stand up for itself!

Here’s a hug from Pittsburgh.

(And a fist pump for good measure.)

Rising Regina – Catch their 2 Shows this Weekend in Pittsburgh!

10 Sep

Rising Regina is a 5-piece acoustic band based out of Pittsburgh, PA whose sound is a marriage of rock and blues, with hints of jazz, folk, bluegrass, and even Celtic.

Eclectic and versatile, they’ve played in many venues all around Western Pennsylvania and will be performing two shows this weekend if you want to stop by and check them out. Tomorrow, Sept 11, you can catch Rising Regina at the Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival Battle of the Bands. They take the stage there at 2pm. Later that evening, swing by Club Cafe in the South Side where you can see Rising Regina perform with Jim Levier at 7pm.

For more on Rising Regina, follow them on Twitter @RisingRegina or check out their website, http://www.risingregina.com

Photos of the Day: Better STEELERS pics – Taylor Lautner or Lady Gaga?

10 Sep

So, I thought the Taylor Lautner + Steelers pics rocked …

But… Lady Gaga with a Terrible Towel? THAT is badass.

Which photos are better?

PS:  Here we go Steelers! Home opener at Heinz Field on Sunday! Who will be there for the game? Glitzburgh will! 🙂