Elizabeth Taylor in the Hospital

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Elizabeth Taylor, legendary actress and beauty icon, announced on her twitter yesterday, “Dear Friends, I would like to let you know before it gets in the papers that I am going into the hospital to have a procedure on my heart.  It’s very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better.”

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Stay posted on Elizabeth’s condition via her twitter DAMEELIZABETH

Bad Hair Day for Chris Rock’s Good Hair

Chris Rock at the Good Hair screening hosted by Cinema Society and Target (image from Style.com)
Chris Rock at the Good Hair screening hosted by Cinema Society and Target (image from Style.com)

After Chris Rock’s five year old daughter, Lola asked him “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair”, the perplexed comedian set out on a journey around to world to document what black men and woman go through for beautiful hair. The result of Rock’s exploration into the multi-million dollar African American hair industry is birthed in Roadside Attractions and HBO Films’ Good Hair.  Co-written and produced by Rock the film will debut in theaters this Friday, October 9th.

Unfortunately, Rock is having a bad hair day.  According to Access Hollywood, Regina Kimbell is suing rock for copyright infringement, unfair competition and fraud (yikes!), claiming the documentary is very similar to her film, “My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage.” Kimbell is suing in the amount of at least $5 Million.

Hard Candy: They’re Back and Exclusive at Walmart

Exclusively at Walmart, the former prestige beauty brand, Hard Candy, resurfaces this week for the masses, priced at $5 – $10.  An impressive price point considering they will launch with 261 items ranging from nail polish, bronzers, tinted moisturizers, to lip stains, lip glosses, and a variety of eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascaras, and more.

The Hard Candy for Walmart launch party
The Hard Candy for Walmart launch party

Founded in 1995 by Dineh Mohajer, Hard Candy is one of those brands that takes me back.  That’s the year Clueless hit theatres and every female teen from that generation, become instantly obsessed with Alicia Silverstone.  Well at least I did, so when she

Taking The Road Less Traveled -CEW Interview’s Liz Smith

One of the joys of subscribing to the Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) newsletter is every morning I receive an email with all a list of their top stories.  The September 18th headline read, ‘Avon President Smith Resigns’.  I immediately click onto the article, which basically said effective October 30th, Liz Smith resigns from Avon to become a chief executive officer – but where, what company?