“Locker 13” to be released in theaters!

February 14, 2014 by  
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I was excited to find out this past week that an independent film that I co-starred in six years ago, Locker 13,  just sold to Arc Entertainment and got distribution!

I attended the private screening last night, and there will be a limited theatrical release through Harkins Theatres. You can see the movie at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 or Harkins Superstition Springs 25 starting March 28th, and then it will release on DVD at major retailers like Walmart as well as through Redbox on April 25th.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FILMMAKERS IN ARIZONA AND GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! It will only run for a couple of weeks, but we’d love to fill the seats and bring more film projects to our state. The movie is a drama suspense/thriller, and was shot primarily in Arizona and L.A.

You will see some familiar faces, like Rick Schroder (The Champ, “NYPD Blue”, “Silver Spoons”), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Risky Business, Moonlighting) David Huddleston (Blazing Saddles, The Big Lebowski), Rick Hoffman (Suits, Jake in Progress, The Condemned), Tatyana Ali (“Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “Young and the Restless”), and more.

Click on the link below for more info and to view the trailer. If you don’t recognize me, I’m the one wearing feathers in the trailer! 🙂

Harkins Theatres – “Locker 13” Movie Details

Happy New Year!

January 23, 2014 by  
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Happy New Year, everyone! Well, it’s time for all our resolutions to begin, and with that in mind, I just finished a few television commercials for the most amazing Sports and Health Club in Seattle, Washington!

Now, this is not your average club – it is more like a resort, complete with everything from a beauty salon, spa, doctors on staff for everything from anti-aging treatments to weight loss and nutrition plans…and oh, of course, a world class workout facility with everything you could imagine!

It is the Pro Sports Club, owned by Dr. Mark DeDomenico, who was one of the world renowned heart surgeons who helped develop bypass surgery. He also oversaw one of the largest privately held companies, Golden Grain Macaroni Company, which had the Rice-a-Roni, Golden Grain Pasta and Ghirardelli brands.

His devotion to health and fitness is seen throughout this amazing health club, and his vision for helping people improve their lifestyles is impressive! Check out one of the 30-second spots that aired last year, and there’s more to come in 2014!

2012 recap and a look into 2013

A message to my friends and fans (plus some serious and not so serious moments)…

As the new year kicks off, I’m looking back at a lot of things – so much has happened not just in the last year, but really the last two years!

My calendar project took off so much more than I expected, causing me to travel like crazy, and giving me some of the coolest opportunities, but I also got to enjoy so many great moments in between with my everyday work of interviewing and shooting with so many heartwarming and fascinating people.

There were fun commercials, (some serious, some not so much…LOL), invigorating new opportunities like singing in an upcoming band project with a good musician friend of mine, and then all the usual things like corporate videos, infomercials, magazine shoots, etc. It was a lot of work, a lot of challenge, and a lot of juggling, but boy has it been fun!

I am grateful every day that I am blessed to do what I love, and make such wonderful friends in the process – I work with some tremendously generous and talented and incredibly smart people in all these things, and I learn and grow from each one!

Thanks to all of you who made my jobs seem so easy this year, and thanks to all those who supported and cheered me on in my charity work – there was a lot of knocking on doors to ask for help and get people to CARE about the message, but so many responded above and beyond the call of duty! For all of you who send emails, posts and questions about not only the charity projects, but the regular work I do and the people I meet, here are some fun pics I thought I’d share so you can see what a year in my life looks like!!! I hope you enjoy!

Meet Mom, this explains where my insanity comes from! 🙂 Funniest woman in the world, ya gotta love her.

I’m obsessed with owls, so when I was attending a military expo for my charity project, I couldn’t pass up this photo opp – that owl is NOT fake!

On set and assuming the official “host pose” with my regular segment “The Daily Dish” for Sheknows.com.

Interviewing Sara Haley (sarahaley.com) about her new workout DVD, Sweat Unlimited – we are laughing for reasons I will never divulge! Let’s just say her humor is as naughty as mine, that’s why we had so much fun 🙂

On a film set, desperately trying to look intelligent and credible, LOL.

OK – this was the most fun audition ever for a character from the 1980s – I was relishing it a little too much since I lived it! The scary part is that the jacket I’m wearing WAS ACTUALLY MINE from the 80s and I thought it was HOT!!!

So, I’m glad I was important enough to be on this series promo poster, but wow, what an unflattering expression on my face, LOL.

Taking a break from work to vacation with my BFF Page – oh the stories she could tell about me – we are still hoping to bring back side ponytails as a huge fashion trend…

In NYC chatting with the Port Authority guys during the Veteran’s Day parade – They were so much fun and offered to personally escort me in and out of New York any time I travel there so I can skip all the traffic! 🙂

My best fans and the reason why I do my calendar – these guys faced some very tough circumstances in Afghanistan…

Marching with the Marines in NYC on Veteran’s Day – what a thrill! It was freezing too!

Interviewing author/TV personality Kym Douglas about her new book the day before it launched on the Ellen DeGeneres show! She was such a riot, and she’s married to one of the stars from my favorite show, The Young and the Restless! 🙂

Shooting a commercial for an energy drink – the guys got the hotrod, I got the moped, go figure, lol.

In hair and makeup, where I spend half my life.

“Hey, this tree looks comfortable, why don’t you lean against it for this awesome headshot… ” Ummm, not so comfortable…

“Wait, I have to fix my shoe, and how great that the wind just happens to be blowing my hair while I have a giant grin on my face.”

Another day, another headshot, uuuugggghhh I hate this part of the job!

I don’t even know what to say about this shot other than hello DORKY!!!

OK, this is really cool – the military presented me with a very special custom made piece that I cherish to this day – it has a lot of meaning behind it, and is not something a civilian would normally get!

NYC with the Statue of Liberty way behind me – in all the times I’ve been to NYC, I still haven’t been able to go up in the statue! Its on my bucket list!

Pair of devil ears + cheap black widow t-shirt from target = last-minute Halloween costume.

Sitting on a dock by the water in capris and a turtleneck – really??? But it made for a nice shot for a magazine fashion spread 🙂

A girl’s gotta relax somehow, right???

Being ridiculous tourists in Ventura, Cali.

NYC Times Square – my daughter took this pic – she’s WAY better with technology than me!

The infamous mini-gun – yes that is me actually shooting at cars in the desert!!! And nice hair!

Sitting on top of a Jeep for a cool photo – check out the chopper sneaking up behind me…

…and there it goes, almost taking my head with it! LOL

The Dillon crew who made the minigun shoot happen.

Cass, the expert pilot and honorable veteran who took us up in the huey – this guy is in his 80s and can run circles around most people! And boy did he LOVE buckling me in – check out his expression! LOL

On set interviewing a dog trainer – the poor dog was so unimpressed with both of us.

One of my favorite guests EVER – author and TV personality Danny Seo – we are making these fun little New Year’s centerpieces…

…but when the segment was over, we REALLY had fun!

Come on, would you really shoot a gun in this outfit?!

California fun – relaxing before hitting the Jimmy Kimmel show, where I got to hang out with Jimmy in his office after the show – as we started talking, it turned out that his sister and I were great friends in high school, and he couldn’t believe it! He emailed her right then and put us back in contact – how awesome is that?!

The prop guys on the set of Army Wives apparently liked this picture from my calendar and swiped it for their cart, LOL.

A scene from Army Wives, that’s me in the background! 🙂 My friend, and amazing director for many popular shows, John Kretchmer, has graciously given my calendar TV time year after year – thanks John!

Shooting a music video with guitar dynamo, Byron Nemeth…

…and you can’t have a music video without a chick and a fast car.

On the job hired to be a “Bond Girl” for a big event with a James Bond theme – I took the job because I’m a huge James Bond nerd – I have the entire film collection on DVD!

Remember the owl? Well, the guy had an alligator too – interesting fact: the alligator was actually in hibernation, so it barely moved when you touched it – I guess that’s a good thing.

At a private meeting with Muhammad Ali, being a guest in his home was amazing, and he was so gracious.

Chatting with Kevin Costner about our kids at a private charity event…

…and meeting Billy Crystal, who performed a special standup for the small crowd!

More military fans – I love when they send me pics!

Oh wait, another photo of me in a tight dress with a huge gun, LOL.

A print shoot – trying to look corporate – not sure I’m succeeding.

Visiting the VA hospital near Boston – this gentleman was a World War I veteran! There are not too many of these heroes left, so it was an honor to talk with him!

Chatting with another veteran at the VA – this guy was so cool, and he appreciated the visit so much – we handed out mini iPods to everyone for Christmas, and they loved it!

My job involves doing a lot of different things – this particular day I had to demonstrate some workout tips while doing an interview with a fitness instructor – it started out OK…

…but ended with my total humiliation which thoroughly pleased the Daily Dish camera crew, LOL – they got hours of entertainment at my expense, and I have sworn off gyms for the rest of my life after seeing this picture they snapped (not that I really ever actually workout anyways :))

Bliss happens!

October 9, 2012 by  
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Oh, what fun I had today! I have interviewed a lot of celebrities over the years, but I was seriously so excited to meet and interview Kym Douglas, author of “Hollywood Beauty Secrets,” “Hollywood Diet Secrets,” and her brand new book coming out on October 16th, “Bliss Happens.”

If you haven’t seen Kym, you are missing out! She is one of Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite guests, known for her crazy, zany beauty tips, and she frequently appears on all the major morning and daytime shows, from Good Day L.A. to The View, The Doctors, The Today Show and more.

Check out her website at kymdouglas.com and watch her video reel, she is hilarious in the way she presents the best kept beauty secrets from the stars, and I couldn’t wait to see if she was as fun in person! Well, she was not only fun, but I can say that she is genuinely one of the nicest, most down to earth, and positive people I’ve ever met! She is like the best friend you’ve always wanted 🙂

Anyhow, her book will be released on Ellen’s show on October 16th, so check out that episode because they always have a ton of laughs when she goes on the show. I will also post my interviews with Kym on my site as soon as they air.

VIDEO: Dancing with the Stars costume designer

September 26, 2012 by  
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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing costume designer from Dancing with the Stars, Randall Christensen. He was not only one of the nicest people I’ve interviewed, but he also gave great tips for women on dressing to flatter your figure, AND some juicy scoop about who on the show was naughty, and who was nice! But I promised I wouldn’t tell. 🙂

What’s amazing is that he was completely self-taught, and he literally designed and created every single costume for each star on a weekly basis, sometimes with only a day or two to get them all sewn and ready for prime time – talk about pressure!

More new wheels

April 3, 2012 by  
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Just finished a television commercial for Volkswagen’s new 2012 ad campaign in Tucson, AZ. Four hours of shooting for 30 seconds of footage!

Volkswagen 2012

Patriotism is alive and well!

April 3, 2012 by  
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Check out this wonderful little short film produced by my friends at Brothers’ Ink Productions.

It’s a moving piece with no dialogue that I think beautifully captures what it means to be a patriotic American!

They have also produced a children’s book to go along with the theme from the film. You can donate/purchase by clicking here!

Watch the Reveille Patriotic American Veteran Tribute.

Interview With Frankie Muniz

February 2, 2012 by  
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I recently interviewed Actor Frankie Muniz, (Malcom in the Middle, Racing Stripes, Agent Cody Banks) for My Tek Life.

This magazine has GREAT stories that cover the latest technology trends but with an emphasis on the human stories behind it all…in-depth interviews and articles with celebrities who use or advance technology in unique and personal ways are the key to this magazine’s growing appeal.

In my interview with Frankie, we talked to him at his home about his involvement in not only acting, but also racecar driving and music. He was so popular for his role on Malcom in the Middle, but he has gone on to do so many other fascinating things and is one child actor who has grown up and become a powerful force in other areas, while avoiding the traps of fame at a young age

Here is a teaser from our interview and a picture I snapped with his personal Jetta that was the featured car in the film the Fast and Furious.

The 2011 Calendar on set!!!

September 21, 2011 by  
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I received an email from a friend of mine, Director John Kretchmer (Army Wives, Burn Notice, Veronica Mars, and more).

Turns out that they have used my Military Pinup Calendar on the set of  the hit Lifetime series, Army Wives, multiple times!

Looks like some of the crew also used the calendar off set, LOL. Anyhow, here are a couple pics from the show, with the calendar in the scene, as well as decorating the prop cart 🙂

A Night of Stars

September 21, 2011 by  
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After my shoot with Muhammad Ali, I was invited to an exclusive celebrity charity dinner to watch a private performance from Billy Crystal.

Attendees included Kevin Costner, Bo Derek, Muhammad Ali, Larry Fitzgerald, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, and many more incredible actors, athletes and musicians. It was fun to meet and chat with everyone in a relaxed and open mood, no cameras, no red carpet, just a very small and intimate setting, so people were much more willing to talk and mingle.

Billy Crystal was hilarious as he did comedy but also shared very personal stories, and the night couldn’t have been more fun.

The best part is that everyone was there to honor so many folks who are doing great charity work.

Here are a couple of pics from the evening, Kevin Costner and I chatted about his kids and the other gentleman in the pics is Greg Ostro who is the Producer of the event.

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