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  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

    Official Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

  • June4th

    Swedish house DJ/producer, Alesso, releases his highly anticipated debut album, Forever, and it doesn’t disappoint. The album features singles “Tear the Roof Up”, “Heroes (We Could Be)”, and “Cool”. The album showcases a storytelling element that is very rare among house music. It is a very dynamic album with tracks like “Immortal” that pay homage to his father for his inspiration in classical music to underground tracks like “Tear the Roof Up” that get the crowd dancing.

    The album was released off of Def Jam Records on May 22nd, and has peaked at #13 on Swedish Top Albums chart. The single “Heroes (We Could Be)” peaked at #1 on UK Dance, US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Songs, and US Dance/Mix Show Airplay.

    Alesso is a protege of Sebastian Ingrosso, a member of Swedish House Mafia and he has been making hit records since he hit the scene. Previous hits include, “City of Dreams”, “Calling (Losing My Mind)”, “If I Lose Myself (ft. OneRepublic)”, and “Years (ft. Matthew Koma)”.

    Heroes (We Could Be)Tear the Roof Up | Website | Twitter | SoundCloud

  • October10th

    Blake Lively, the actress/model known for her six-year run on Gossip Girl as well as notable roles in the films Savages and The Town, announced last week that she is launching a lifestyle brand in the coming months. The 26-year-old is looking to build her brand through ways other than acting, telling Vogue UK, “I have so many passions outside of acting and things that I grew up being good at and that I don’t utilize when acting. “Acting was something that my family did so I just kind of got into it by default, but there was so much that I cultivated thinking that I wouldn’t be an actor.”

    Although Lively describes her new company as one of a kind and “without a genre,” publications are speculating that it will be comparable to an actress who currently occupies the same space. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the founder of the “Goop” brand, a website and weekly newsletter which “gives readers access to recipes, travel guides, fashion, wellness tips, cultural notes and more.” The “Goop” brand, at first mocked for promoting an unobtainable lifestyle, has turned out to be a relatively successful venture for Paltrow, reaching over 1 million subscribers. The company debuted its first-ever exclusive clothing collection this month, and beauty publications are raving about Paltrow’s excellent taste in fashion.

    Lively will be hard-pressed to measure up to Paltrow’s success, but the actress has shown she can be a player in lifestyle branding. Lively has promoted and partnered with Sprinkles Bakeries as well as La Cornue Ovens. She demonstrated her cooking abilities with model Elettra Wiedermann when the two filmed a cooking segment at the Bedford Post Inn Kitchen and baked a sausage puff pastry. On the segment, Lively revealed that for her birthday she cooked at the upscale NY restaurant Per Se, and commented that she wowed the chefs that were there.

    Along with launching her new company, Lively has been busy of late. She married actor Ryan Reynolds in September 2012, and acted as a spokesperson for Gucci’s 2013 campaign, “Chime for Change” which aims to further awareness of women’s issues in education, health and justice. Blake also told Vogue UK that she will be working on a film in 2014.

  • October11th

    Anitra Mecadon is one of the most well-known designers of residential areas like restaurants, boutiques and galleries in Atlanta.  But her fame is much more widespread than the Atlanta area.  After appearing on the Animal Planet canine show Its Me or the Dog Mecadon’s likeable personality, good looks, and passion for interior design land her the DIY Network’s TV show “Mega Dens”.  The show has been extremely successful and  is now in the midst of its fourth season.

    In addition, this “Rock & Roll Martha Stewart” has also been on the HGTV special “Posh Pets” where she demonstrated how to build a luxury doghouse without the cost. On her show she often stresses the importance of recycling and repurposing items especially when it comes to fixing up old furniture, which makes her a viable prospect for home decoration and home cleaning products. Prior to her television appearance Anitra lived in Pennsylvania where she work both as an interior designer and ran her own business Plum Avocado which focuses on commercial work.

  • September17th

    Lisa Vanderpump is more than just a Beverly Hills Housewife.  She is a mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist and, as everyone knows, an animal lover.  With the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season premiere on November 5th and the series premiere of her new show about her restaurant “Sur” airing around Christmas time, Vanderpump is taking over the Bravo network. Many people know her as the housewife, but do not know that she writes reviews for Beverly Hills Lifestyle about restaurants, hotels and resorts expanding her skills into other dimensions on the media.

    Not only does Lisa take care of her family, but she is also an extremely active philanthropist.  She gives a percentage of her vineyard proceeds to charity in support of Alzheimer’s, is a spokesperson for GLAAD and anti-bullying and supports Breast Cancer (her daughter-in law beat the disease).  To show how much she really does care about the people around her, Lisa’s restaurant “Villa Blanca” provides food once a week to a local homeless shelter.  And of course when thinking about Vanderpump RHOBH fan’s always want to know about her lovable pampered pooch Giggy.  This adorable Pomeranian is wildly popular with viewers and ever has his own twitter

    For more about this Beverly Hills star check out her twitter

  • September7th

    Ree Drummond is more than a southern belle with a lovely family, farm, and blog…she is an author, blogger and star of her own Food Network Show!  Ree started her blog Pioneer Woman in 2006 and has been filling the pages with delicous recipes and more ever since.  Her and “Malboro Man” ( the nickname she calls her husband on the blog) have four sons, a farm and lots of exciting things to share.  More than just the recipes and southern cooking she is known for,  Ree also has pages on her blog for photography, home & decor, homeschooling and the confessions she is willing to share with the bloggesphere.

    Along with Pioneer Woman, in 2009 Ree started another blog called Tasty Kitchen as a forum where everyday people could easily share recipes.  Coinciding with these blogs, she is also an award winning author with four books including “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From an Accidental Country Girl” and the follow-up, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier.”

    After getting noticed for Pioneer Woman’s success Ree was given her own show on The Food Network titled alongside her blog “Pioneer Woman.”  The show premiered on August 27, 2011 and is still sizzling just like the delicious dishes she is serving up.  You can check out her blog at The Pioneer Woman and her shows returns to the Food Network this fall!

  • August14th

    Gala Darling is a New Zealander living in New York City with her husband and two dogs. She launched her website in 2006, initially as a fashion blog but it has since grown into so much more. Darling says that her passion is “teaching women how to fall in love with themselves…and how to have fun at the same time!”

    Described in the New York Times as “a Web-tethered gadabout”, she was recently named one of the 10 Most Influential Style Bloggers in the World (Fashionista). She has been described as “a tattooed Miss Manners” (The Bargain Queen), a “downtown Carrie Bradshaw” (Elle) & a “New York City society gal” (Filament). Celebrity stylist & icon Rachel Zoe says Gala & her site are “très chic”.

    She recently started writing a column — Hello, Darling! — which will be appearing fortnightly in Australian papers  Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times & WA Today.  She has also written a book, Love & Sequins, which she says teaches readers how to ‘be a love letter to the universe’.

    Gala is an accomplished & enthusiastic public speaker, having spoken to audiences of thousands at South By South West Interactive & Evolving Influence, & is frequently invited to make guest appearances on specialty panels about fashion & the internet.

    Make sure to check out this “radical self love project”!

    Official Facebook                  Official Twitter

  • August10th

    The scandalous book that has gained international attention, Fifty Shades of Grey, will be making the leap over to the silver screen. Set in Seattle, Washington this is the first installment in E.L James’ trilogy that focuses on the relationship between a naïve college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business tycoon, Christian Grey. The novel has gained notoriety for its explicit scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism. Shades of Grey has topped many best-seller lists in the United Kingdom and United States, and the series has sold 31 million copies worldwide, with book rights sold in 37 countries. Perhaps most notably, Fifty Shades of Grey set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time in the UK, even surpassing the Harry Potter series!

     The film is currently in development at Universal Pictures. The Social Network producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti have signed on to produce the film, after having been hand-picked by E. L. James, who will anchor the film’s creative process. Not many detail have been confirmed as of yet, but Kristen Stewart, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mila Kunis, Minka Kelly, Emma Watson, Ashley Greene, Lucy Hale, Elizabeth Olsen and Nina Dobrev have all been considered to fill the leading role of Anastasia Steele. Additionally, Robert Pattinson, Jessie Pavelka, Ian Somerhalder, Colin Egglesfield and Alexander Skarsgard have been considered for the role of the handsome Christian Grey. Be sure to check back for updates on this eagerly anticipated film!

  • August7th

    On July 31st Samsung launched its amazing Music Hub service in the United States. This program, which is currently offering a 30-day free trial period along with its U.S launch, combines cloud music storage, unlimited song streaming, as well as a music store and radio player. The best part? Though song purchases come at an additional cost, the service costs just $10 a month! There is just one catch – you need a Samsung Galaxy S III phone in order to use it.

    Currently, Apple sells songs on iTunes for up to $1.29 each and can copy songs on your computer into a virtual locker on distant computer servers for a charge of $25 per year. Spotify gives you on-demand access to millions of tracks for $10 a month from mobile devices, and provides a free radio service that streams songs in certain genres. However, the range of capabilities provided by Music Hub is not available elsewhere from just one provider. “We purposely are trying to blur the line, whether it’s music from radio or catalog or your music,” said Daren Tsui, chief executive of mSpot, a digital music company that Samsung acquired in May to create Music Hub. “Honestly, where it comes from is less relevant especially if it’s a single plan. What you want is a holistic music experience at the end of the day.” We could not agree more.

  • July30th

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Simone Harouche came from a family of all designers. Even at an early age, Simone knew that she wanted to make her mark in the fashion industry. She took her ability to hark upon old eras in history with iconic fashion pieces and began to build a long list of impressive clientele as she climbed her way to the top of Hollywood’s Stylists. Simone’s incredible transformation of superstar Christina Aguilera in her “Back to Basics” world tour set Simone apart and above the lengthy list of Hollywood stylists.  She took Aguliera out from her “dirrty” phase and entered her into her fabulous iconic pin-up girl phase.

    In addition to Christina, Simone works with a disparate group of celebrity clients ranging from Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lobez, to Panic at the Disco and Ahsley Tisdale.  Simone has also been responsible for several fashion ad campaigns, including Guess by Marciano. You may have also seen her work in various renowned publications such as Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Black Book, Cosmo, and Rolling Stone.

    Most recently, Simone was brought in as a consultant for Nicole Richie’s line “Winter Kate.” Furthermore, Simone has even created her own line of limited edition, one of a kind “Simone Camille” handbags. Be sure to keep an eye on Simone, she is sure to continue creating tidal waves in the fashion industry!

    Simone Camille Website    Facebook