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June 25, 2007

Reason 2,000,623 why you must know what you're wearing...

There's something about Cameron Diaz's messenger bag. One should never get a tattoo or wear a T-shirt or anything else bearing language or symbols they're unfamiliar with. The actress apologized Sunday for carrying a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.

Diaz visited Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes on Friday carrying an olive green bag with a red star and the words "Serve the People" printed in Chinese, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan.

In Peru the slogan resurrects the Maoist Shining Path insurgency that fought the government in the 1980s and early 1990s in a bloody conflict that left nearly 70,000 people dead.

"I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended. The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China and I did not realize the potentially hurtful nature of the slogan printed on it," Diaz said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.

"I'm sorry for any people's pain and suffering and it was certainly never my intention to reopen what I now know is a painful wound in this country's history," she said.

This is a lesson kiddies! I believe Diaz sincerely did not know what she was wearing. If you're not sure of what your accessory says, don't wear it. You'll have no way to defend yourself if someone calls you on it. And, this further proves my theory that you can NEVER go wrong sporting a Prada or Marc Jacobs bag. This girl should've stuck with shopping at Neiman Marcus.


June 21, 2007

Don't end up like this bloke...get a makeover today!


Cuts 4 a cause...

If you've been needing a hair cut, there will be a cut-o-thon to raise money for Food 4 Africa on Sunday June 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Not only will you be getting an incredible deal, but you can help someone else out at the same time.

Location: Hi-Tech Paul Mitchell Partner School
1303 S.W. 107 Ave., Miami FL 33133

Price menu:

Haircut $10
Blow-dry $10
Manicure $5

There will also be a raffle for a basket stuffed with $400 worth of aul Mitchell products. Tickets for that are $4.

Happy snipping...

June 15, 2007

Still annoyed with the final episode of The Sopranos? Fuggehdabouddit!


The Sopranos will live on...and that's how it ended!

Immediately after seeing the final episode of The Sopranos, I had mixed emotions on the last scene. I think a good deal of everyone watching it was sharing these mixed emotions. I can pretty much guarantee husbands were accused of changing the channel and cable companies were being phoned with complaints thinking their cable went out on the last take. But I think Steve Van Zandt summed up the meaning of the ending best. Van Zandt, who played Silvio, told the Daily News:

"Life doesn't have tidy little endings," said Van Zandt, a member of rocker
Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. "Even some great songs just fade out like the last episode of 'The Sopranos.'"

The star of the hit HBO show, James Gandolfini also told the Daily News in Friday's edition that he had "no idea" what happened to his character after the screen blacked out.

Theories continue to swirl about Tony being shot Godfather style by one of the suspicious looking men in the restaurant. I have watched the ending twice now and listened to the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" all the way through. At the end, A.J. says "Remember the good times, that's what you always told us Dad."

It's truly a foreshadowing of the most likely negative events to follow in The Sopranos' lives. After Tony meets again with his lawyer, it's indicated that Tony has an 80-90% chance of going to jail. And they show you the Feds are taping his conversation about whacking Phil Leotardo. If we saw Tony or Carmella or one of their kids get shot on screen, no one would've been satisfied with that ending either. The best thing the show's creator, David Chase, could've done with this ending was stay true to the core of his show--make people think. I mean, how many other shows can you say sparked a debate as big as this one? Now that's good TV.

June 14, 2007

Pamela Anderson makes a cameo in Fort Lauderdale again...luckily Borat was nowhere in sight

If anyone can actually believe this, Pamela Anderson is turning 40 on July 1st. The Baywatch babe hit Fort Lauderdale Vegan restaurant Sublime to blow out candles on a vegan birthday cake for a pre-birthday bash. Anderson appeared at the restaurant back in 2003 when it opened to help promote business. She joined PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk and Sublime owner Nanci Alexander, who is the founder and president of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

Anderson's black Lincoln Towncar was stormed by photographers and autograph hounds when it pulled up behind Sublime. After a quick photo shoot in front of a red carpet backdrop inside the restaurant, Anderson was then escorted into a private party. Only a few TV stations got interviews, one of them being Extra TV. The party, which lasted 6-8 p.m., ended right about 8 p.m., for Anderson. When she was escorted back to her car, a handful of shutterbugs and autograph hounds were still waiting. While she had no interest in doing more interviews, I have to say Anderson does seem to want to accomodate her fans. She signed every Playboy issue and photo the fans were holding. While it screwed up my night as far as getting an interview, I think it was still cool of her to acknowledge the 20-something to middle aged men still drooling over her.


June 11, 2007

This thing of ours...



If you any of you saw the cover of the Sun-Sentinel today, you can get an idea of the mob scene that took place at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., yesterday. It was a day Sopranos fans will never forget. The finale of the show that's kept us captivated since 1999. All good things must come to an end and what an ending it was. I don't want to give too much away in case you haven't seen it yet. The cast was invited to dine inside the Hard Rock Live, which was turned into the equivolent of a fancy Italian wedding. Eight hundred VIPS and high rollers from the Seminole Casino's various properties were invited to dine with the Sopranos cast and watch the final episode with them.

Who was there?

James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano)

Steve Schirripa (Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri)

Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti)

Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi)

Tony Sirico (Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri)

Steve Van Zandt (Silvio Dante)

John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco)

Vincent Curatola (Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni)

Arthur Nascarella (Carlo Gervasi)

Oksana Lada (Irina "Tony's mistress")

What did they eat?
Open Bar with DiSaronno Amaretto, Bracco Wines and other liquors

Chef’s Pasta Selection:
Rigatoni with sweet sausage and tomato sauce
Linguini Alle Vongole
Spghetti with Sunday Gravy and meatballs

Main Entress:
Chef carved roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce
Chicken scarpariello
Roasted Pork loin in garlic and fresh rosemary
Shrimp fra Diablo
Risotto with truffles and champagne
Googootz giambotta (zucchini stew)

Tira misu, chocolate panacotta, zabaglione and balsamic with berries, Lemoncello cups, semolina crostada, canollis, assortment of miniature pastries and more. There was also a cannoli tree, which was was giant tree with cannoli's hanging from it and cakes cakes decorated with bullets and guns.

Now for some more fun statistics!
150: Number of theories Steve Van Zandt heard this week on how The Sopranos would end.
200: Pounds of Fresh mozzarella brought in to feed the cast and 800 guests.
1,000: Cannoli's dangling from tree

June 8, 2007

Larry David will be single again soon...

Larry David and his environmentalist wife Laurie decided to call it quits after 14 years of marriage. I guess that's all these two could take. The couple hasn't gone too public on why they split but did say their main priority is "committed to raising their two daughters."

This should make for an even more interesting season of Curb Your Enthusiasm if David decides to continue his hit HBO series.


Paris ain't free...


Veruca Salt, I mean Paris Hilton gets carted BACK to jail...

In a perfect world, Paris Hilton would not even be allowed to be a star. But since she's rich, she was able to hire the right publicists to force her down everyone's throat. She has no respect for authority. If you or I broke the law, we would have to go to trial and if we were sentenced, then go to jail. This is not Monopoly Paris! You don't get a "get out of jail free" card just because you bought yourself a career. Hilton, who was pitching a fit earlier today in a California courtroom must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton, who violated her parole in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.

The Drudge Report said Hilton arrived at court in a sheriff's car. Handcuffed, she came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, sans makeup, wearing a gray fuzzy sweat shirt over slacks.

She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you."

Well, it looks like what goes around comes around and the brat is finally getting what she deserves. Let's be honest people, if it were you or I, no one would give even a second thought to our sentence. So let's not think too much about this either.

June 6, 2007

My current obsession is Tom Ford's Whitney Sunglasses...

Every fashionista knows what Tom Ford touches turns to gold. His sunglass line is majorly popular among celebs. In the June 11 issue of Life & Style Weekly, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Vanessa Minnillo and Jennifer Lopez are all wearing them. These glasses retail for $320! Since I am a person that loves designer sunglasses, but usually end up sitting on them or losing them, I never invest much in my eyewear. But, I was able to find an authentic pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, brand new in the box at an outlet store (which I can't name out of fear that all the good stuff will be gone!)

What do you think of these shades? There is just something about them that's as sexy as the curves on a Corvette.