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There is a Mixer scheduled for this weekend in Hollywood for Models, actors and casting directors. The red carpet event is being put on by Exploretalent.com and Bullets4peace.com.

So I guess this weekend Explore Talent is Hosting a party at One Sunset. The party is supposed to be a mixer for aspiring models, casting agents, directors and other industry folks.

Victoria’s Secret, Loreal and many others will be there. Sunset Tan will be there looking for a new girl, dancing with the stars will be there as well. There will also be a few movie producers there looking for actors and talent for 2 new films

The party seems like fun, especially the painted models that will be walking around in nothing but body paint. the invite Explore Talent sent to their members along with the press release below

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Join Explore Talent at the Largest Industry Networking Event of the Year

Hollywood, CA – Explore Talent, the world’s largest online talent resource with 2.2  Million members; will break out of cyberspace to host the industry’s largest live networking event of the year at the exclusive One Sunset club in West Hollywood, California on Friday, November 21, 2008.

Explore Talent along with special guests from Dancing with the Stars, Sunset Tan television shows and co-host, Bullets 4 Peace, will present to the show-biz industry a unique opportunity to mingle in-person with established casting directors, actors, models, singers, designers, agents, film producers, and other celebrities. The red carpet will roll out at 9 p.m.

Please reply with your RSVP if you have any questions feel free to call or email.

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The maybe good?, crazy, and plain ugly of the red carpet dresses …
Red carpet events in Hollywood a big deal, such a big deal that designers are continually competing for the valuable publicity brought by those events in the “what were they wearing” headlines the following day. Who can blame them? Top celebrities turn high fashion model as they begin modeling designer clothes on the red carpet fashion runway.

Every designer loves the top actress seal of approval as she talks about her gown to the reporters, however, sometimes things do not go as planned and the designers may be sorry their name was even associated or mentioned.

Who can forget this fashion disaster, this was Sarah Jessica Parker looking, ahhh… ridiculous on the red carpet in this not-very-lovely plaid red gown. Now I really don’t have anything against plaid, however, it may be a pattern that should be left for fuzzy pj’s and lumberjack shirts.

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The Swan worn by music artist Bjork. What was she thinking when she got dressed and hopefully looked in the mirror..or not. That stuffed swan dress was most likely the worst red carpet dress I have ever seen, probably, the worst red carpet dress anyone has ever seen.

For the time period, that may have been outrageous. This is Cher at the Oscars many decades back. I gotta say she got the result she wanted, that dress is unforgettable and most likely made both the “well dressed” and the “what was she thinking” lists.

The Bob Mackie dress that Cher wore at the Oscars is modeled below for an event. Wow, that dress is more like a string bikini with a bit of netting on top. Oddly enough, the dress looks expensive enough to become sexy rather than sleazy. Calling it sexy, is a stretch though because not much is left that you can’t see and even though it should be in the stripper sleaze costume category, somehow, it overcomes that.


J-Lo, please do not bend over or the twins may fall out. Now, some people liked this dress and others thought it was ridiculous, but just like Cher above, the dress gave the ladies modeling it the attention they wanted and the fashion headlines the following day. If nothing else, it was daring and is still talked about years later.

Salma Hayek looked like a giant pink feather duster. I love the top of the dress, but the bottom is a bit over the top. After salma Hayak passed by, I would imagine the red carpet was cleaned and dusted behind her. Any minute I was expecting a giant maid to snatch her up, flip her over and begin dusting.



{April 30, 2008}   Miss Texas the New Miss USA

Miss USA 2008Not sure how many of you follow pageants, but beauty pageants are linked to the modeling world and last week Miss Texas, Crystal Stewart, took the yearlong crown of Miss USA 2008.

Here is the story from pageantry
Las Vegas, NV – April 11, 2008 – during one of the year’s most exciting live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Texas USA, Crystle Stewart, as MISS USA® 2008. Donny and Marie Osmond hosted the 57th Annual MISS USA Pageant from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world’s most electrifying cities, Las Vegas.
Ms. Stewart completed her degree in Consumer Science and Merchandising at the University of Houston

Final Results:
First Runner Up:
Miss Mississippi USA, Leah Laviano will assume the duties of MISS USA 2008 if the titleholder is named MISS UNIVERSE 2008 or for some reason cannot fulfill her duties.

Second Runner Up:
Miss New Jersey USA, Tiffany Andrade
Rest of Top Five:
Miss Pennsylvania USA, LauRen Merola
Miss Oklahoma USA, Lindsey Jo Harrington

Rest of Top Ten
Miss Massachusetts USA, Jackie Bruno
Miss Missouri USA, Candice Crawford
Miss Tennessee USA, Hailey Laine Brown
Miss Indiana USA, Brittany Mason
Miss Florida USA, Jessica Rafalowski
Congratulations to all the winners and contestants!

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naomi campbell temperSeems there is now more information and opinions emerging about the arrest of Supermodel Naomi Campbell for spitting on an officer in what police now call “air rage”, yep, there is now an air rage that may be the kissing cousin to the well known “road rage”

Anyway, It seems that BA (British Airways) has a zero tolerance policy towards air rage and disruption of their flights and the Supermodel with super attitude may be banned from BA.

Yesterday, more details emerged after her fellow passengers eventually arrived at Los Angeles.

Miss Campbell had apparently been told to stay on the plane without her bag, which would be forwarded, or to catch a later flight.

She is said to have rejected both options, demanding that her bag was found.

First-class passenger John Miller, 42, said: “She was moaning but we were all in the same boat.

“Just because she’s a celebrity, it doesn’t mean her bags can’t get lost too. She just made it worse forNaomi Campbell in stylish community service attire everyone else. As well as lost luggage, we had to endure almost a two-hour delay.”

Yesterday the airline, which has a policy of “zero tolerance” towards air rage, said it was “reviewing” whether the 37-year-old could fly with it again.

Witnesses claimed Miss Naomi Campbell was “virtually dragged” off the plane in handcuffs on Thursday afternoon while the plane waited for take-off.

She is said to have screamed and waved her arms after being told one of her two Louis Vuitton bags had not been loaded on to the aircraft.

After a “sustained” period of abuse, BA staff called police but the model allegedly continued her tirade and spat at the police officer.

Anyway, this here may be the fashion that Naomi Campbell will be modeling for some time to come as she faces the repercussions of her temper tantrums



naomi-campbell-jailed.jpgSo what happened with Naomi Campbell… well it seems she got arrested tonight for spitting on a cop. At Heathrow airport, she apparently got a bit tiffed at the police after her bags were lost and spat on the cop. The cop, not being starstruck with having the supermodels saliva on him, arrested her.

It also seems that Naomi was one of many other passengers at the new terminal that is having problems with finding their luggage. They seem to believe that 28k bags have been lost, leaving passengers like Naomi a bit upset.

Witnesses said Campbell was aboard a British Airways plane going to Los Angeles when she got into an argument over a lost bag and allegedly spat on the officer who wanted no part of supermodel saliva.

Naomi Campbell got released on bail and went on her way with a new set court date for May.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 Thursday for allegedly spitting at a police officer.

Naomi also got in a bit of trouble last year for throwing a cell phone at a maid and made to take anger management classes… Back to anger management for Naomi it may seem. Maybe Naomi needs to get together with Tyra and take a bit of aggression out.

The associated Press article had this to say

Naomi Campbell Released on Bail

LONDON (AP) — Naomi Campbell was released on bail Friday after a spat with a police officer at Heathrow Airport’s troubled new Terminal 5, where one of her bags was lost.

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OMG, I had to watch I know my kids a star last night, the new Reality child modeling / acting show hosted by Danny Bonaduce. At one point during the show, I just wanted to stick my hand through that screen and sqeeze rocky’s little neck.

That woman really pisses me off. Forget the lack of style and looking like superstar stripper on crack / drag queen, she is just plain mean to everyone.

Her daughter had an audition and this nut tried to “out do” her daughter. The poor kid is just hoping mom will leave her alone. But this kid is not alone, a few of the parents on that show are plain whacked.. but Rocky totally takes the cake.

For anyone who has not yet caught the “I Know My Kids a Star” Reality disaster, check this out

Anyway, in a part of this weeks show, Danny Bonaduce actually gives the parents a tour of Hollywood shit holes and points out who partied where and even who died where after the party. Including showing the streets Drew Barrymore stumbled across at the tender age of 13 and the Viper Room pavement that River Pheonix collapsed on. Talk about a star studded macabre tour of Hollywood.

here is a video of another parent, Miss “I dream of Jeanie”

These parents are serious about their own success as a child star… well relived through the children.



Naomi Campbell falling on the runway in Paris from an old David Letterman interview
The interview is from around 1995 and plays footage of what must be, Naomi Campbell’s most embarrassing moments on the fashion runway.

The video shows her wearing a long scarf, tripping on her high heels and falling on her behind. After the runway spill, Naomi just sits there laughing as the crowd whistles and cheers.

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OK, it was funny, Carmen Electra or Elektra(I always forget) takes a dive on the runway in a fashion show. Video of Carmen Elektra falling on her butt walking down the runway. Is it wrong to find this funny?



Well Tyra Banks does for one on her Top Modeling show, America’s Next Top Model. I’ve watched the show for many seasons now and have heard her lecture many a top model wanna be about making sure the face always look pretty no matter what crazy thing the body may be doing.

Tyra may need to give herself that same lecture.



Now if anyone wants her modeling and acting resume, you can find it here… don’t be too disappointed that its a blank, you see she has been starring in a very secret feature called “sleeping with the governor”

From the blogosphere…

Ashley Dupre Dipietro reveals her acting skills in an old washington sequel

Ashley Dupre AKA Ashley DiPietro has become a household nameashley dipietro or ashley dupre overnight… and, Ashley is in fact an aspiring actress! Yep, Ashley has a profile and online portfolio on the top talent site on the Internet, Exploretalent.com. I guess the only talent it actually takes in America to get famous is the old fashioned kind.

Well, If Ashley wanted to make a name for herself, she sure did and her online “modeling”portfolio is now spread across the blogosphere by the thousands… way to go girl.

Her “modeling” portfolio that up untill yesterday probably saw very few eyeballs, today must be getting a tsunami of visitors.

If you even missed this cover girl, you can still check out the now famous modeling portfolio – Click Here.

from blogs all over the Internet now hovering over Ashley Dupre or DiPierto

I found an article entitled

Spitzer’s Hooker Is About To Be Famous!!!

They are a bit off track… She just got very famous! and will most likely have the casting agents and bookdeals breaking down her door by manana!

Meet rebellious runaway, turned aspiring R&B singer, turned Elliot Spitzer’s last hoe Ashley Youmans aka Ashley Rae Maika DiPierto aka Ashley Alexandra Dupre aka Kristen from the Emperor’s Club VIP.



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