Archive | August, 2011

Lady Gaga “You and I” – PITTSBURGH Version!

30 Aug

“There’s only 3 men that I’ll serve my whole life – it’s my Daddy and Pittsburgh and Jesus Christ!……So put your drinks up for Pittsburgh……Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh I love ya! Pittsburgh, I’d rather die without you…and I…” ~ Lady GaGa

I am a “Little Monster” — that is, a Lady Gaga fan. That being said, she got on my nerves BIG TIME by doing the Jo Calderone alter ego ALL NIGHT at the 2011 MTV VMAs (not to mention “Jo” stealing my girl BRITNEY’s spotlight during her lifetime achievement award….)

Anyway, despite my slight annoyance at this obnoxious character (please stop, Gaga. Please…)  this song almost makes up for it! It’s pretty sweet. Naturally, she did it for a handful of cities across the country,  BUT, it’s pretty cool that she chose Pittsburgh as one of them. According to the 96.1 KISS fm Freak Show page, Gaga is a fan of Pittsburgh because 96.1 KISS has broke a few of her singles — and, they were one of the few stations that she called in to when she dropped this one.

Enjoy – she makes quite a few references to Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh guys! Kinda cool.

 

Help REFLECT Apparel win Best Boutique in Pittsburgh

30 Aug

I usually don’t promote/push specific stores, restaurants, or brands, but Reflect at Settler’s Ridge has become a favorite of mine, and so I’d like to help them out by promoting this contest for them.

Please consider voting “Reflect Apparel” in Robinson as Pittsburgh’s Best Boutique.

You won’t be sorry – – the owners, who met  while working for Michael Kors, have done a great job of giving Pittsburgh the fashion facelift that many felt it has needed.

They scour the country to bring you fabulous garments from both established and up-and-coming designers. Their clothes are a mix of California cool classics and trendy “this-moment” looks.

To vote for them, simply go here and vote Reflect as your favorite boutique: http://www.whirlmagazine.com/2011/04/whirl-awards/

To learn more about Reflect, visit the website at: http://www.reflectapparel.com

ABC to film ‘Everyday Health’ at Pittsburgh Salon

30 Aug

ABC will be in town Thursday, September 1st, 2011 to film a new reality TV show entitled Everyday Health. They will film at a salon cut-a-thon that will aim to spread awareness of psoriasis and get the message across that this autoimmune condition is NOT contagious. Proceeds will benefit the National Psoraisis Foundation.

Newlywed, reality starlet, and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian was recently diagnosed with Psoriasis, bringing some more awareness to the condition; and pro golfer Phil Mickelson lives with psoriatic arthritis, a related condition.

If you wish to take part in the cut-a-thon (remember — you may end up on TV, so be mindful of whether or not that is something that you are comfortable with) call 412.471.1575.

Here is more information from the National Psoriasis Foundation regarding the event:

 

 

“Join ABC’s “Everyday Health” and get a free haircut!

People with psoriasis often face discrimination at hair salons because others fear their disease is contagious. Show these people that you can’t catch psoriasis.

Join ABC on Thursday, Sept. 1, for the filming of a new reality show, “Everyday Health,” at Verve Wellness for a special “cut-a-thon” fundraiser to benefit the National Psoriasis Foundation. Get a haircut between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and you could be on national TV showing your support for the millions of Americans with psoriatic diseases.

Thanks to the generosity of ABC, anyone with psoriasis in the Pittsburgh area can get their hair cut for free during this event.

Call Verve Wellness at 412.471.1575 to make an appointment during Thursday’s cut-a-thon.”

 

Dancers Needed! ABC Casting Call in Pittsburgh (via Nancy Mosser Casting)

26 Aug

ABC Family
Television Musical Movie “Elixir” OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH IN PITTSBURGH!
Director:  Sanaa Hamri 
Choreographer: Michael Rooney
*Rehearsals start September 6th, 2011 in Pittsburgh.
*Shoots in Pittsburgh approximately September 19th through October 21st, 2011
Seeking Male AND Female dancers age 20-30.
*Incredible dancers in GREAT shape proficient in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Gymnastic ability a HUGE plus. 
*Men: Taylor Lautner type.  *Masculine*, cut, washboard abs with network-appropriate sexiness. 
Women: Ashley Tisdale type, Mandy Moore type, fresh faced with network-appropriate sexiness. 
*All dancers must be willing to show stomach and legs.
*Union Affiliation:  AFTRA/AFTRA eligible/Non-Union.   
All must be able to work as Pittsburgh locals.
Auditions: Saturday, August 27th
Women: 10am
Men: 2pm
Benedum Center Rehearsal Studio, 4th Floor
Enter at Stage Door, 719 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222 
BRING TO AUDITION:
*Headshot and resume, stapled together.
*FULL BODY SHOT showing stomach and legs (Men: shirtless.  Women:  bikini top or sports bra and bikini bottom or short short)
-No speedos
-Photo does not need to be professional quality
*Shoes:  flat jazz shoes or Capezio 3/4” dance shoes for women
*Attire:  Proper dance attire, NO BAGGY CLOTHES!
**Please be warmed up and ready to go on time.  
**Please DO NOT attend this audition if you are under 18 years of age or have already auditioned.

 
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Contact: Nancy Mosser Casting 
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15201
412.621.1160 O
412.621.1165 F
http://www.mossercasting.com

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Headpiece – Were You a Fan?

22 Aug

This is hard-hitting news! (Kidding…)

… Sure, a lot of people would rather gouge their eyes out than listen to more “news” surrounding the Kardashian-Humphries nuptials  that took place this past weekend. However, I’m not one of them. SORRY! I happen to be a fan of both Kim AND weddings, so, I was elated to see photos from the (gorgeous!) ceremony.

One thing — aside from her “why-is-she-even-famous” status — that has been causing somewhat of a ruckus, though, was her headpiece. So, what were your thoughts on it – yay or nay?  Like or dislike?

It wouldn’t suit my personal tastes, but, I think that it is appropriate given Kardashian’s Armenian roots. Kind of gives her a “Princess Jasmine” a la Aladdin feel, right?

Take a peek:

Batman Wraps, and the Dark Knight Thanks Da’ Burgh!

22 Aug

The filming of Batman movie, “The Dark Knight” has wrapped. Sorry, Pittsburgh — there will be no more snow-in-August or Batmobile sightings around town, no more rubbernecking at work to get a peek at the set or a star-sighting on your lunch break.

It will be exciting to see Pittsburgh as “Gotham” on the big screen, and, while us Pittsburgh residents are thankful to the production for choosing us as the locale, it seems as though the cast and crew of The Dark Knight are grateful to us, too.

Check out this full-page ad from yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette, courtesy of 96.1 KISS fm.