Tag Archives: September 2010

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


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!!!

Oprah: The Farewell Season

10 Sep

Is anyone else feeling as distraught over saying goodbye to Oprah as I am?

I know that she’s set to launch her OWN (pardon the pun) network (yes, it is entitled, OWN – the Oprah Winfrey Network) but, to me, it just isn’t the same!

Oprah’s show is 25 years old. I’m almost 27. Do the math – Oprah has been around my entire life, and, I’ve loved the show since I was old enough to watch it!

I have to admit, as much as some people will mock me for it, Oprah is one of my idols! She is definitely a role model to me, as she should be for many women. It really is bittersweet having to “say goodbye” to her – almost like a breakup or the end of a friendship! It really is the close of an important chapter in pop culture history.

That being said, we all know that “The Big O” is not ACTUALLY going anywhere. I mean, Oprah will probably surpass Betty White in longevity. She’ll be the Brett Favre of TV – she’s not ever going to actually retire. So, I know that this “farewell season” is just farewell to THIS era of the O, and not goodbye forever.

So, a part of me is anticipating what she’ll do next, and it’s kind of exciting. Even moreso than that, I’m really anxious to see what Oprah has in store for her final season. What surprises is she going to have in store? What big names will she wow us with? I can’t imagine all the stops she’ll pull out this year.

It does make me sad that a lifelong goal of mine was to appear on the Oprah show as a guest – ok, or at the very least, to attend a taping as a member of the audience – and now, I see that this will not be happening. Bummer!

I’m still excited to see what awesomeness Queen Oprah will bring us with her 25th season.

Everybody set your DVR’s for that series recording! The farewell season starts Monday, 9.13.10…I know I’ll be watching, will you?
PS: Who do you guys think will REPLACE Oprah? Such speculation. My guess? Has to be Ellen. Thoughts?

Pittsburgh Irish Festival 20th Anniversary – Erin go Bragh!

10 Sep

May the luck o’ the Irish be with you!

And it can be, this weekend!

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is going on September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2010, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

This annual festival is being held at the Riverplex near Sandcastle at the Waterfront in Homestead, and runs 4pm-midnight tonight, 11am-midnight tomorrow, and 9am-6pm on Sunday.

Tickets are $12 at the gate for adults ($10 advance tickets), and children and seniors are $8 a piece.  (Special $5 discount for active military!) This ticket price gains you admission to the event where you can take part in this Celtic celebration!

Enjoy Irish food and drinks, traditional music and dancing, and even an Irish dog tent! There’s also lots of shopping and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, as well as Happy Hour specials!

Are you more interested in history and heritage? They have that, too. Watch Irish artisans work, speak with a genealogist at the “Genealogy Pavilion” to learn about YOUR Irish history, and, also learn about Irish traditions straight from on-site historians.

There’s something for everyone at the Irish Festival, whether you want to party, play Blarney Bingo, do children’s Celtic arts and crafts, check out Gaelic sports or a Song for Ireland exhibit, and more!

Come check out the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend!

PS: Don’t worry about having to miss church, either! On Sunday at 10am, you can join them for a special Gaelic mass!

Learn more at http://www.pghirishfest.org or by calling 412-422-1113.

Upcoming Back to School Event featuring Local Teacher & Numbers Elementary Author Mike Shuck – 9/13 – Save the Date!

9 Aug

Mark your calendars for Monday September 13th, 2010!

Local teacher and author Mike Shuck will be reading his new book, Numbers Elementary: Rounding, to kids, parents, and friends at the Green Tree Public Library. This story introduces primary-aged students to the characters of Numbers Elementary School and showcases a lesson learned when a new student, Five, joins the class.

After the author reading, you will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book at a discounted rate AND get it personally signed by the author himself! There will also be a kids’ activity!

This educational math book with heart is one that is a must-have for your child’s – or your classroom’s – library. It is a warmhearted tale that teaches both a math concept and a life lesson.

Please support this local born-and-raised Pittsburgh boy, dedicated teacher, and, now, published author, by attending this fun and family-friendly back-to-school event that is FREE and open to the public!

Email numberselementary@gmail.com for more information or register here:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=GREENTREE

To learn more about the author or the Numbers Elementary book series, please visit: http://www.numberselementary.com … order YOUR copy today! (Also available on Amazon!)

SAVE THE DATE – 9.13.10!

Happy 24th Birthday, Lady GaGa! See you in Pittsburgh, September 5th!

27 Mar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY GAGA!

Lady Gaga turns 24 on Sunday, March 28th. Here’s wishing her an (early) Happy Birthday!!

She already got an amazing birthday gift: Gaga broke Internet records this week when 3 of her videos boasted a whopping 1 billion video views EACH. (“Just Dance”, “Pokerface”, and “Bad Romance.”)

Her most recent video, “Telephone” featuring Beyonce is one of the most talked-about music videos in quite some time, with its 9-minute length, bad-girl feel, fabulously absurd fashions, and her nods to director Quentin Tarantino. With a Grammy and multiple other accolades and nominations under her belt, as well as becoming a larger-than-life force to be reckoned with, this hasn’t exactly been a bad year for Lady Gaga. (Aside from hermaphrodite rumors and a $30 million lawsuit filed against her by her ex-boyfriend) After all, she got to meet the Queen of England, perform with Elton John at the Grammy Awards, became Creative Director for Polaroid, designed Heartbeats headphones with Dr. Dre, and has become a gay-rights advocate, a fashion muse, and beloved international icon.

In my opinion, she is IT. The whole package. She’ll soon be the new reigning queen of pop – and this comes from a DIEHARD Britney Spears fan. Gaga, though, has something different. She’s a whole new animal, and if she doesn’t boot Britney from her role as THE pop star, she’ll at least share the throne with her. Intelligent, avant garde, artsy, fashion-forward, and certainly not shy, Lady Gaga is surely a super star. Girlfriend can SING! She’s classically trained on the piano, she writes many of her own songs, is close with her parents, started from the bottom performing and bars and burlesque shows, and one standout difference from other current divas is that she rarely if ever lip-synchs to even part of a performance.

Her shows and costumes are spectacles to be beheld, and I hear that her current tour resembles more of a musical than simply a concert. I do worry that she may burn out. OK! Magazine reports this week that Gaga collapsed twice in a mid-March shows in New Zealand (see video here) and that she’s overworked and that she is allegedly suffering severe exhaustion. Gaga did confirm her collapse onstage to a UK radio station and says that she was simply hot, tired, and working too hard at the time. She claims that her family “keeps her sane” and so I hope that, despite her absolutely grueling concert, business, design, promotion, and recording schedule, that she gets the rest and support that she needs.

Gaga, who is working on a 3rd album due out this year and claims it is some of her best work yet (how do you top THE BEST?) is planning on “going to the nearest bar….and getting very drunk” for her birthday this weekend, as she celebrates the age of 24 – no doubt with BFF Perez Hilton, her Little Monsters, and Haus of Gaga family in tow.

Below is a photo that Lady Gaga posted on her Twitter page to commemorate her 24th Birthday …. in her Birthday Suit, of course:


PSSSST…. Mark your Calendars! Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball” will be the opening concert at the new Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. Official ticket sale dates have not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned for breaking news on Gagaloo!