Pink Dot Launches First-Ever Craft Cocktails On-Demand Delivery Service

Pink Dot, Hollywood’s original delivery service, has announced its highly anticipated launch of CRAFT COCKTAILS ON-DEMAND. As the first of its kind for on-demand deliveries, consumers will be able to order from Pink Dot’s website the complete ingredients for a specialty cocktail, delivered straight to their door.

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Officially launching the “Pink-a-rita” on May 5th, Pink Dot is also committed to using their launch to raise awareness to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. $1.00 of every purchase will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center. Additionally, each delivery will include a fact sheet on exactly what Cinco De Mayo is and why it’s celebrated.

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“STRANGERS”: Rachel Kylian Joins Facebook Comedy Series

Rachel Kylian has been cast as co-star in Strangers, Season 2.

Rachel Kylian

Rachel Kylian

Strangers tells the emotional, sexual and professional adventures of two friends, Isobel as Zoe Chao and Cam as Meredith Hagner, whose lives are impacted by the rotation of eccentric guests staying in their spare room. Strangers is Facebook’s first scripted series. Strangers Season 1 is now streaming in full on Facebook’s original video content platform.

French actress Kylian co-starred on Counterpart’s first season as Mariel. Other recent credits include The Wrong Man, Almost Christmas and MacGyver. She is repped by BAC Talent.

Created and directed by Mia Lidofsky, Strangers is from Big Beach TV Productions. Executive producers are Mia Lidofsky, M. Blair Bread, Michael Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Jesse Peretz, Neena Beber and co-executiver producer Celia Rowlson-Hall. David Bausch serves as a producer.

Strangers Season 2 has begun production and is expected to air in 2018.

5 Ways to Serve Up Hollywood Magic at Your Awards Night Party

5 ways to serve up pure Hollywood magic at your Oscar party

What makes a great party on a big awards night so much fun? It probably has something to do with why we still go to packed movie theaters: We love a shared experience.

This March 4, make your red carpet viewing experience one to remember for you and your friends, and host a bash that celebrates our decades-long fascination with movie magic, celebrities and Hollywood mystique. To make it special, try some of these tips when planning your awards night viewing party. 

Set a dress code: Let your friends know they’re in for a special night, and make it a dress-up affair. Or for something both glam and comfy, invite everyone to come in their fanciest lounge wear. (Think slippers, smoking jackets, dressing gowns and satin pajamas.) 

Kick it off with red carpet glam: Build a red-carpet photo booth in your entryway, complete with red fabric, gold stars and topiaries and urge your guests to work it for the camera. To make it more fun, have photo-ready props handy, like oversized sunglasses, wigs and feather boas, and they’ll do the rest! 

Make it interesting: During the big event, bring the spirit of competition into your living room and hand out ballots, asking your guests to predict who’s taking home the gold statue. To enjoy the unpredictable fun of live TV, make up some bingo cards. Up the stakes and prepare a few swag bags for the winners. Some ideas: DVDs with winning movie titles of yore, movie theater passes, gourmet popcorn and locally made candies. 

Get bubbly: Champagne is always in style with the rich and famous. Popping open some chilled bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut will make your guests feel like A-listers, because this year, special edition bottles from the famed champagne maker will be also poured at the ceremony and after-party. To learn more, visit piper-heidsieck.com. 

Serve delicious, sophisticated bites: Serving up platters of tasty hors d’oeuvres is always a simple but classy way to feed your stylish guests because it lets everyone eat, mingle and watch the show. This year, let your menu be inspired by Wolfgang Puck, the creator of the luxurious, over-the-top feast served at the awards show after-party. Try his recipe for Gougères with gruyere, and your guests will give you a standing ovation. (Find the recipe below.) 

Gougères

Makes about 75 bite-sized puffs

Gougères are savory puffs flavored with cheese and served hot from the oven as a quick hors d’oeuvres. 

Gougères batter:

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 1/2 ounces bread flour

2 extra-large eggs

3 1/2 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated 

Gougères toppings:

1 extra-large egg

1 egg yolk

1 1/2 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated

Fleur de sel 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Set rack in the center of oven.

Insert paddle attachment in a stand mixer. In a heavy metal saucepot, combine the water, butter, cayenne and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Remove the pot from the heat, add all the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined to form a smooth paste. Return the pot to medium heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.

Put the paste in the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix at medium speed for 1 minute. Add eggs one at a time, beating at medium speed until each is fully incorporated and stopping to scrape down the side of the bowl. Add the 3 1/2 ounces of grated Gruyere and mix until incorporated.

Transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip and pipe nickel-size mounds onto a non-stick baking sheet, or a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, 2 inches apart.

In a small bowl beat together the egg and egg yolk forming an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, brush each of the Gougères with the egg wash. Sprinkle with grated Gruyere cheese and a pinch of fleur de sel.

Bake the gougères on the center rack in the preheated oven until they are puffed and golden brown, about 18 minutes.

Serve immediately.(BPT)

Music Legend Diana Ross to Receive the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement at the “2017 American Music Awards®”

DIANA ROSS WILL PERFORM 
 
WORLD’S LARGEST FAN-VOTED AWARDS SHOW TO
CELEBRATE 45 YEARS OF GIVING FANS THE VERY BEST IN MUSIC 
 
The Live Broadcast Will Air
Sunday, November 19th at 8:00pm ET on ABC
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Diana Ross

dick clark productions and ABC announced on October 18, 2017 that music superstar Diana Ross will be honored at the “2017 American Music Awards” with the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement,” in recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture.  A seven-time American Music Awards winner, Ms. Ross has a long-standing connection to the AMAs. In addition to attending the very first show in 1974 and leading several show-stopping performances throughout the years – including a star-studded performance of “We Are The World” in 1986, she hosted the show in both 1986 and 1987 and was on-hand in 2014 to present the first ever “Dick Clark Award for Excellence” to Taylor Swift. As this year’s “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” recipient, the legendary singer will take the stage for a rare performance. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
 
“I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” says Ms. Ross. “It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand.  It was Dick Clark who said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives.’ So true. I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award.”
 
The “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement,” formerly the “American Music Award of Merit”, is only given to artists who have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry. The award was last given in 2016 to Sting. Additional previous honorees include Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Loretta Lynn, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Tammy Wynette.
 
Nominations for the “2017 American Music Awards” were announced earlier this month, revealing Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations, and Rihanna and Halsey earned two nominations each.
 
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is open in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, which will both open on Wednesday, November 1.
 
The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 16 at 8:59:59pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13 at 8:59:59am PT.
 
For New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform.
·       Via web at billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote
·    Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
 
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the “2017 American Music Awards” was September 9, 2016 to September 14, 2017. 
 
Sponsors for the “2017 American Music Awards” include Comcast’s Xfinity and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/ Westwood One and Music Choice.
 
The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
 
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
 
Twitter: @AMAs
Instagram: @AMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs

Kelsey J. Patel Launches ‘Magik Vibes’ Subscription Box

Kelsey J. Patel, Hollywood’s leading wellness and REIKI expert and sought after spiritual empowerment coach, has launched a quarterly subscription box called the Magik Vibes Box. This seasonal spiritual subscription box is filled with Reiki and Patel’s healing “magik,” allowing recipients to connect with their intuition and intentions each month. The box delivers the opportunity for daily self-love and mindfulness practices, intention setting and healing ritual experiences in the comfort of one’s own home, a niche that Patel has become known for in the wellness space.

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The box is intended to bring Patel’s highly sought after workshops and Reiki healing to all who seek it, wherever they may be. While the main focus of the box is about new and full moon rituals, it is also intended to aid the fast-paced modern individual in slowing down and creating an indulgent and meaningful month ahead. With step-by-step directions and guided meditations, including a self-love letter ritual, it’s no surprise that celebrities including Constance Zimmer and Jamie Lynn Sigler are already on the waitlist for the Magik Vibes box.

The box, which retails for $135 and contains items collectively valued at $360, includes guided I am Centered meditations, a custom I am Willing journal, soy I am Loved new moon candle and I am Connected Full moon candle, I am Calm therapeutic essential oil, a set of four healing crystals, sage bundle, palo santo and a custom-made Heshima scarf. Each element has been curated by Patel, filled with Reiki and energized with love and intention. The contents of the box have been ethically sourced from North America to keep the box’s intentions as pure as the rituals themselves. The scarf, the only item from overseas, is a custom-woven scarf from a Kenyan non-profit supporting refugee women in Nairobi.

“Inside this box, you will find the magikal tools I have discovered, been taught and worked with in my own life over the past ten years of my sacred journey,” says Patel. “Each color, content and element inside this box has been hand-selected and is intended to support the journey to bring about the ultimate healing, shifting and spiritual uplifting.”

Each item will assist with personal growth and consumers are provided step-by-step directions on how to work with each item. The beautifully bound, organic, recycled I am Willing journal encourages one to sit with their thoughts, reflect on life’s experiences and current belief systems and put it in writing. The custom guided meditations create shifts in state of mind and can bring on a deep state of peace that is necessary to reduce stress and increase acceptance. The white sage, a powerful and ancient herb, helps clear out negative energy when burned. Aventurine, one of the crystals in the set, assists with following the heart’s desire and brings abundance.

Future boxes will always include new and full moon rituals, however, the meditations, crystals, accessories and other contents will always change based on the energies coming up, offering specific tools and items that will aid in the transition and shifts happening at that time.

The limited edition quartlery box is currently available at https://shop.kelseyjpatel.com/products/magik-vibes-box. The next box will ship mid-December and is available for pre-order. A 10% discount is offered for annual subscription. For more information, images or to interview Kelsey J. Patel, please contact Rebecca Reinbold at 310.383.1051 or Rebecca@RebeccaReinbold.com.

Exclusive Interview: Sarah Duque Lovisoni is a Remarkable Talent and a Remarkable Beauty

Our Dreaming Of Spring Issue Features an Exclusive Interview with Sarah Duque Lovisoni.

Photographer:  Andi Brooke Photography (www.andibrooke.com)
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist:  Lori Young
PR Agency:  SGG Public Relations

The Exclusive Interview conducted and written by our Chief Business Officer, William Jackson, is a candid conversation with the Venezuelan top-model, who is an impressive combination of beauty and culture.

Read the thrilling interview here.

Exclusive Interview: Theater, Television or the Big Screen, Dustin Quick Makes It Look So Easy.

Photography courtesy of Isabelle Ruen.
Wardrobe:      Temraza
Make Up:       Alice Atakhanian
Hair:                Armine Nazarian


A Native of Nebraska, Dustin Quick started her acting career on the stages of the Omaha Community Playhouse, created by the mother of famed actor Marlon Brando.  Soon after graduating from Pepperdine University with a BA in Theatre, Dustin’s professional career was set into high gear.  She performed Shakespeare for a 500 seat theatre Off-Broadway, wrote and performed in an urban sketch comedy troupe in New York called The Actor’s Gang, became a member of Company of Angels, the oldest theatre company in Los Angeles, where she played the role of Sally Bowls, and Variety described her work in “St. Elmo’s Fire” as, “Understated Perfection”.

Learn more about this exciting InFluential Woman in our March / April Issue.  The Exclusive Interview Conducted and Written By William Jackson is titled Theater, Television or the Big Screen, Dustin Quick Makes It Look So Easy.