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Screenwise Opens Auditions For Showreel Film And TV Acting Course

Screenwise, the Sydney Film & TV Acting School that trained Isabel Lucas, Todd Lasance and BAFTA nominee Chris Hemsworth, is now auditioning for the July 2012 intake of its Showreel Acting Course. During the four ten week terms, students on this part-time course will cover all facets of film and television drama, comedy, presenting, auditions, characterisation, american dialect, screen script analysis, voice and theatre presentation.

Unlike other showreel courses on offer, this course not only provides a top professional showreel, shot on location by professional directors, which is then passed on to the major Casting Agencies on completion – the tuition and support provided by the school and its current industry working professional actors, directors and casting consultants for the duration of the course is second to none. Thanks to these rare networking opportunities a few Screenwise students have won roles in television dramas like Rescue, Crownies, Packed To The Rafters and countless TV Commercials while still studying at Screenwise.

The twelve month Showreel Acting Course has two intakes each year in July and January. Costs for this very popular program which runs two acting classes per week over four terms include all tuition, showreel shoot and post production costs.

Screenwise is designed to suit students wishing to participate in long term acting courses(such as the government accredited Diploma of Screen Acting), and short courses (such as Screenteens, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced). Screenwise students gain more immediate access to award winning Actors, Directors and Casting Consultants who teach at the Sydney film & TV acting school.

In July Screenwise will welcome a brand new set of students to its Showreel Course, which was created to provide intense short term training in the unique acting skills and techniques required to meet the demands of today’s Film and TV industry.

The increased popularity in courses at Screenwise is clearly derived from the current industry sphere; the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) statistics show that 85% of an actor’s career-long income will be derived from television. As there is little work available in the Australian Theatre industry, for most actors the medium of screen will be their bread and butter. The rise in quality Australian television productions, such as The Slap and the Underbelly Series, is making it easier for new actors to be recognised nationally and internationally and opens up a larger number of doors into the industry.

In industry related news, past Screenwise students Todd Lasance and Chris Hemsworth continue to make waves in the TV and Film industries. Aside from Hemsworth’s highly anticipated role as The Huntsman, opposite Twilight star Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, he has been nominated for a BAFTA award in 2012, while Todd Lasance recently fulfilled a request to present an award at the 2012 inaugural AACTA awards and is currently playing Julius Caesar in Spartacus.

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The Actor’s Detective announces its five week tele-seminar “Ten Great Ways To Earn Extra Income”

As part of their mission to help actors, performers, and creative people everywhere achieve their goals and dreams without financial worries hanging over their heads, The Actor’s Detective will be conducting a five week tele-seminar in March 2012 covering ten different areas that people can use their natural talents and abilities to increase their bottom line.

Utilizing information gleaned from years of personal experience in show business by the Actor’s Detective staff, this series of seminars will help performers (or anyone with creative abilities) avoid some of the financial pitfalls that can derail potential careers and dash dreams. Each 90 minute session features tips, hints, advice, resources, information and interviews with people who have all had great success in the topic area covered. Even if they can’t make it or miss a call, participants will be sent an audio & written copy of every call so that they can catch up or review.

The tele-seminar series is scheduled to begin in mid-March and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. (Exact dates and times TBA.) Topics range from corporate videos and presentations, one person shows, historical presentations, information marketing and so much more. These are NOT multi-level marketing schemes, envelope stuffing, cold calling or anything like that…These are all REAL OPPORTUNITIES which can be done in your spare time, but are often overlooked by people who are busy trying to build a career or a sideline in show business or the arts, yet are also focusing on paying the bills and covering all the costs that come with marketing oneself properly.

Pursue just one of the ten opportunities, a few, or all of them, it doesn’t matter. Once participants have the information from this unique five week seminar they have a golden opportunity in their hands. That’s 15 hours of great advice that – if followed according to plans – will help put money in the bank for participants and almost surely bring them continued financial security. No more worries about the next paycheck or being laid off.

Other tele-seminar companies charge thousands for similar information. Because The Actor’s Detective was founded by performers, they understand the unique budgeting needs of the performing arts community. As a result, they are offering this amazing tele-seminar at the EXTREMELY low price of just $200! That’s right, just $200 for 15 solid hours of information. The amount of value participants will get from this tele-seminar will pay benefits for years and years to come.

For more information about the Actor’s Detective March 2012 tele-seminar, or to order, please visit www.ActorsExtraIncome.com.

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Hidden Amongst You Is The Proverbial Uncut Diamond That Just Requires A Bit Of Polishing That Will Help Uncover Its True Value

Partyaccessaxa.net, the site that embodies the culture of Anguilla the best, has announced a new contest seeking to identify hidden talent and potential that has not been able to find expression due to lack of opportunity. They call it the “Diamond in the Rough Contest” to metaphorically drive home the concept of picking up a rough diamond and giving it the required polish to make it shine.

The site is encouraging the people of Anguilla to nominate someone they feel best typifies this idea and accordingly rush their nominations to the site by submitting into the forum or by emailing the names and by posting the picture on FaceBook.

The site will then provide the necessary guidance and assistance to enable that person reveal her hidden talent. This contest ends on the 22nd of Dec and the winner will be uncovered on the 26th of Dec 2009. The winner shall be rewarded by way of a total makeover of hair, clothing and skin besides a free night out.

About www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com
This site has developed a reputation of showcasing the activities taking place at Anguilla and of promoting it as a hot tourist destination to the world. The site boasts of keeping itself updated about anything happening on this idyllic island and prides itself in presenting it to the outside world through excellent SEO management systems.

A number of promotions and contests  have already been highlighted and more are on the way. If it is happening at Anguilla, you are sure to hear about it on www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com.

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Lancashire Is The Fame Capital Of The UK

As the UK is in the grip of X-factor fever, 1Click2Fame reveals the fame capital of the UK is Lancashire producing more superstars per capita than anywhere else in the country.

The FAME500 Talent Map is a comprehensive depiction of where Britain ‘s shining stars spent their younger years. F r o m Ozzy Osborne to Leona Lewis, Guy Ritchie to Lilly Allen, the search canvassed famous musicians and actors across the nation to reveal the nation’s hot and cold talent spots. The results were based on how many celebrities each county produced in relation to its population.

The Fame500 reveals major cities aren’t the only talent hotspots, every corner of Britain has its own superstars. Colin Firth originally came f r o m the tiny town of Grayshott in Hampshire. Duffy’s homeland Nefyne in Wales has a population of a mere 2,619 people whilst Will Young and Nicholas Hoult (f r o m  bout a Boy) are both f r o m Wokingham Berkshire with a population of little over 30,000.

Accessibility to the lime light has always been an obstacle for those in pursuit of celebrity. In an effort to encourage raw talent, 1Click2Fame is partnering Tesco to give Britons across the UK their chance to have 15 minutes of fame and continue their hunt for Britain ‘s brightest stars through the installation of state of the art mobile audition studios outside Tesco stores across the UK.

Jonathan Lakin at 1Click2Fame said , “The results of the FAME500 Talent Map prove what has always been suspected, the UK ‘s talent base is deep, wide ranging and can spring f r o m the most unlikely of places. By creating these audition pods with Tesco and taking them to hundreds of cities across the UK , we hope we will be unlocking potential that no other talent search has been able to reach.”

The state of the art HD Green Screen technology inside the Pods allows users to create their own professional performance videos – anything f r o m singing, dancing, comedy – the only limit being the performer’s imagination. Once recorded, all Pod users will be emailed the video to share with friends and fans and if they think they’ve got the fame factor, their video can also be entered in to the competition at 1Click2Fame.com. The website, already viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, is where hopefuls will be assessed by industry professionals and the public alike – with the aim of spotting, nurturing and rewarding talent. So the next stage is to get as many people as possible to vote online.

Rob Salter at Tesco commented , ‘It’s always good for a community to have young talent to rally around and support. The encouragement that all X Factor contestants get f r o m their home towns is a perfect example of how a community can come together and is exactly what we expect 1Click2Fame and Tesco’s own talent search to achieve. Hopefully with enough support some of those counties at the bottom of the FAME500 list will be able to play some catch up.’

Choosing f r o m thousands of backing tracks and using green screen technology to select f r o m hundreds of backgrounds, the public can tailor their performance to their own exacting demands – with studio quality recording equipment capturing the performance perfectly. Contestants then stand the chance to win big cash prizes, receive vital coaching, studio-time and management advice to help them become the next big thing. 1Click2Fame has already given away more than £150,000 in prizes as a result of this music, dance and singing competition.

So, gone are the days when it was obligatory to pack up, ship out and settle into a one bedroom studio-flat just for a chance at being discovered. Fame and fortune now lie on everyone’s doorstep, or at least as near as their closest Tesco.

The talent search will be kicking off in Coventry on the 12 th of November at Tesco Coventry Arena, Arena Shopping Centre, before completing a nationwide tour. For more information please go to www.1click2fame.com.

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Click2Fame Online Talent Contest Gives Away £25,000 To Winning Quarter Finalist

Online Talent Contest – 1Click2Fame launches Boot Camp Competition has been intensifying recently on 1Click2Fame: the online talent competition that is scouring the internet for the next big thing.

Click2Fame Online Talent Contest

1Click2Fame was launched in December 2008 and is becoming increasingly popular with online artists. Giving away prizes of up to £100,000, it is not surprising that the quality of entrants is increasing day by day and has already been labelled the online version of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

Talented young dancers, musicians and variety performers f r o m across the UK have been battling it out, seeking votes and fans in an attempt to finish top within monthly competitions and secure their place at the Boot Camp quarter finals.

Thousands of performers have entered but only eleven talented quarterfinalists have been selected by the online voting public. Winners will spend the weekend perfecting their acts at LABAN, London’s premier contemporary dance school, where they will be given the opportunity to work alongside the following high calibre and experienced industry professional:

Stevie Lang – Vocal coach who has worked alongside Elton John, Lulu, Bryan Adams, Queen, Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams, and the Sugar Babes.
Ryan Chapman – Dance extraordinaire who performed at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Jayne Collins – Casting agent who has worked on TV shows such as Dirty Dancing, Green Wing, and music promos for stars such as The Pussy Cat Dolls.
Steve Weiner – Fresh new comedian who has recently won Hackney New Act of the year 2008, and has performed on BBC, Sky and channels 4 and 5.

At the end of the weekend the eleven performers will perform their final acts which will be judged by fans f r o m the website. One winning performer will receive £25,000 to help their campaign and secure a place in the April finals where £100,000 will be up for grabs.

Nicholas Steinberg, producer of ‘PopStars the Rivals’, the show that launched Girls Aloud, will be filming the stresses, strains and successes of the event which will all be available to view f r o m the website.

Jonathon Lakin, CEO of 1Click2Fame.com said:
“The standard of the entries on 1Click2Fame just keeps getting higher. It is extremely rewarding for us to be able to give such talented people the public platform they deserve and allow them to bring their performances to the widest audience possible through our website. Here at 1Click2Fame we are helping people turn their dreams into reality. The website acts as a stepping stone to help performers build their careers and a fan base. There are no losers at 1Click2Fame.”

Bands, singer/songwriters, magicians, and comedians will all be battling it out in the online talent competition to secure their place in the Final. The competition will be diverse, intense, and should make for some top quality entertainment. The quarter finalists have got talent in abundance and should put on a great performance.

For more info about the competition visit the 1Click2Fame blog at

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Gala TV Goes Showbiz Crazy

To ramp up the heat this summer, Gala TV is welcoming ex-Big Brother housemates to present an exclusive new Sunday evening show.

Craig Phillips, who won the first series of Big Brother back in 2000, launched ‘Housemate Bingo’ month on 5 July. With his cheeky smile and friendly attitude, Craig has become a household favourite presenting successful shows such as the ’60 minute makeover’ series on ITV.

Each week a different former housemate will present the popular and interactive live bingo show, which will be broadcast throughout July between 8-9pm on Sky and Free-sat channel 861 as well as web-streamed on online through the Galabingo website.

Gala TV is also introducing ‘Showbiz Bingo’, keeping viewers up to date with all the latest celeb gossip and showbiz stories. On the month-long Friday evening show, ‘Hot off the press’ news will be brought to viewers by the best ‘professional gossipers’ in the business. These include Sam Mann of ‘This Morning’ fame, ITV at the Movies presenter and Reveal Magazine’s Giles Vickers, former 3am girl Jessica Callan and Sunday Mirror’s Mr Showbiz, Dean Piper.

Sam Mann said: “I am looking forward to appearing on Gala TV – it will be nice to be a guest and have a good gossip with all the players. Everyone needs a bit of gossip in their life and I will be sharing all I know from the ‘celeb’ world.”

Paul Tremain, director of programmes for Gala TV, ETV media group said: “Each month at Gala TV we are adding new themed shows to keep our loyal viewers engaged and interacting with us and we feel this month is the perfect time to host some of Big Brother’s finest contestants and hot celeb gossip columnists.”

Gala TV viewers can play a variety of online bingo and side games by simply using their remote control red button or through the webstream on galabingo.com.

About Gala TV:
Gala TV broadcasts 24 hours a day on Sky and Freesat Channel 861. AutoBingo is available throughout the day with live bingo running from 6pm to 2am. The channel is also streamed live through www.galabingo.com. Viewers can register via their remote control, on the website or by using freephone telephone number 0800 587 4880. Players then press their red button to purchase tickets for the bingo games or play on the website. Gala TV awards 200,000 winners a year and gives away approximately£20,000 each night in prize money. Gala TV is owned and operated by the Gala (Alderney) Limited a subsidiary of the Gala Coral Group Limited.

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Ex-EastEnder And Strictly Come Dancing Star, Chris Parker, Will Be Joining Gala TV From Friday, 5 June 2009

During his first month, Chris who is best known for his role alongside Shane Richie as Spencer Moon in EastEnders, will launch ‘Soap Star Bingo’ – an exclusive new show on the popular live bingo channel.

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Each week a different soap star will join Chris on the Friday evening show, which will be broadcast throughout June between 8-9pm on Sky and Freesat channel 861 as well as webstreamed on the Gala Bingo website.

During the unique live studio-based show that offers a high level of viewer interaction, players will get the chance to find out a bit more about the stars by emailing and texting in their questions. The hour-long show will also feature a special ‘soap-themed’ bingo game that will be called each week by Chris’ surprise guest.

“I love bingo and live television so I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the whole Gala TV community and interacting with the players,” said Chris. “I have enjoyed presenting on shows such as This Morning, MTV, CD:UK and my live movie show in LA. I am currently presenting E24 for BBC News but Gala TV is a very different ball game (quite literally)”

Paul Tremain, director of programmes for Gala TV, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Chris to the team. He is a true professional with bags of enthusiasm. I know he’ll be a real hit with our viewers.”

Gala TV viewers can play a variety of bingo through the webstream on www.galabingo.com or by simply using their Sky remote control red button. Gala TV broadcasts 24 hours a day. AutoBingo is available throughout the day with live bingo running from 6pm to 2am.


About Gala TV:
Gala TV awards 200,000 winners a year and gives away approximately £20,000 each night in prize money. Gala TV is owned and operated by the Gala (Alderney) Limited a subsidiary of Gala Coral Group.

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You Might Be Getting Old If…

Most people know Jeff Foxworthy as a famous stand-up comedian (in addition to being an actor, TV celebrity, producer and writer). What many people may not know, however, is that Jeff Foxworthy is also very much a “stand-up” guy. Fellow Atlantan and newly minted author himself, Michael Garee, explains.

“As my first published book, 200 Sure-Fire, Lead-Pipe-Cinch, No-Question-About-It Ways to Tell If . . . You Might Be Getting OLD! [Eloquent Books, 2008], was literally coming off the presses, I contacted Jeff Foxworthy to see if he would review it for me. Since my book was so strongly influenced by his You Might Be a Redneck If series of books, I had dedicated my book to him,” Garee, a sixty-six-year-old retiree, said. “I thought it would be great if I could get him to review the book, being fully aware of how difficult it probably would be to make direct contact with Jeff. Still, I decided to take a chance and try to contact him through his New York City publisher.”

About three months later, literally out of the blue, Garee said he received a personal letter from Foxworthy telling him that he would be glad to take a look at his (Garee’s) new book and tell him what he thought of it.

“I was of course very grateful to receive a personal response from Jeff,” Garee added,“but at the same time, I must admit, I was nearly floored too! Here was a man—a famous celebrity—who stays about as busy as one can imagine, but he still took the time to write me, a longtime fan, completely unknown to him, a personal letter. Amazing!”

As requested, Garee sent a copy of his new book to Foxworthy shortly after it was published, and true to his word, within a relatively short time, Foxworthy responded with a personal note.

“Get this,” Garee laughed, “Jeff begins his note with, ‘Sorry for the delay’! Here is a man who currently is working on two new books, creating a new animated series, helping a friend with a new movie, opening new restaurants, is heavily involved in charity work with Duke University Children’s Hospital in Durham, NC, which treats children with cancer, and hosts the popular TV series ‘Smarter than a 5th grader,’ and he apologizes to me for making me ‘wait’ for his review of my book!”

How did Foxworthy like Garee’s book?

“He said it made him ‘laugh out loud, though too many of (the one-liners in my book) hit way too close to home,’ since he just turned 50 himself this year,” Garee said.

“I’ve been a fan of Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy and writing for many, many years,” Gareeadded, “and I’ve always thought of him as decent, family-oriented guy. Of course I was also aware that that could merely have been the persona he carefully cultivated. Now I know for certain that, not only is he a ‘class act,’ he’s also a ‘class guy.’ A stand-up comedian—and a great and very talented one—yes, but also very much a real stand-up guy too!”

“In this day and age where celebrities daily make fools and asses of themselves with their outrageous lifestyles and bizarre behaviors,” Garee said, “it’s refreshing to know that a celebrity like Jeff Foxworthy still takes his work seriously, but never himself, that he is still approachable by his fans and admirers.”

Jeff Foxworthy: a stand-up comedian—and a great and very talented one—yes, but also very much a real stand-up guy too!

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Expert Photographer: Focus Cultural Diversity

Not only wedding couples, but major celebrities and notables such as Dwight Gooden former baseball hall of famer, iconic anchorman Roger Mudd, Former Lt. Governor MD Michael Steele, Congressman Eli Cummings, Hollywood producer Cleveland O’Neil have all found their way in front the lens of a MorningStar photographer.

While serving every possible client MorningStar has broken away from the herd and focused primarily on the ethnic client. “There is an assumption out there that black, Indian and Asian women don’t get married as frequently as everyone else, it may be statistically true but it is not borne out by the people who come to us”

Gone are the days of the couple looking longingly into each other’s eyes, photographs as done by MorningStar Photography focuses on the nuances of the day, mother’s who cry, bridesmaids who aren’t always happy at the altar, an engagement ring on the heel of a bride’s shoe, a bride’s expression as her sorority sisters wish her the best for her future.

This niche market has allowed MorningStar to blaze a trail in the past ten years producing eye popping images for the client. This is high end boutique photography available for the senator’s daughter as well as the sanitation worker’s daughter they have something for almost every budget.

Another benefit for those who care about diversity the owners of this company represent the America that Barack Obama would be most proud of, Alan Rein a Jewish man and co owner, his wife Carla Trinidad born, is the driving force behind the day to day operations of this of this small, hands on thriving enterprise. Carla said “Though it’s often tough to believe given the culture we live in, we actually care about what we produce here for our clients”, we don’t do fast food photography, it takes time and patience to create beautiful images” “It’s the eye behind the lens that matters most, not a photographer’s ability to Photoshop.”

Click your mouse and you will wish you were in front of MorningStar’s lens.

MorningStar can be reached directly at www.morningstarphotography.com to schedule an appointment with Morningstar simply call in the Balto-DC Metro area 410-730-7515 or 1-888-294-1417 toll free. MorningStar also works both nationally and internationally.

MorningStar Photography will showcase at the Gathering Place 6120 Day Long Lane Clarksville, MD Sunday February 22, 2009 3PM-6PM

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Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, two teens from isolated Hilo, HI, captured the hearts of peers worldwide through their hilarious videos. In September ‘08, they became the #1 most subscribed channel on YouTube and now are starring in a feature film, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

YouTube? Your Tube? No, it’s their tube! Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, two teenagers have become so popular on You Tube that they are now starring in a professionally filmed, full-length motion picture, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, using the title of Nigahiga, reached the heights of being named the number one most subscribed YouTube channel for September 2008—that’s more than 660,000 subscribers! Their increasing popularity led to the making of the film, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure.”

Popular may be an understatement. They have posted 57 videos during the past two years, which have been viewed more than 175 million times. These teenage comedic videos soon caught the attention of Derek Zemrak, the Founder of the California Independent Film Festival, and thus “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” was born.

The film is the real-life story of two young web celebrities who find themselves brought to Hollywood to audition and screen test for starring roles in the next big “buddy” film. Sought out by a producer, (played by Michael Buckley of YouTube fame) about to be kicked off the studio lot, Ryan and Sean are put through the grueling process of makeovers, massages, tanning beds, singing, dancing and action picture auditions.

Higa and Fujiyoshi bring a genuine and natural comedic performance to strange and sometimes surreal situations that are packed with hilarity. This teen comedy has something for everyone. Their current fans of You Tube will be especially surprised at how their Stars shine on the big screen. Non-stop fun and that special brand of humor that is Ryan and Sean can be found in this feature length film.

Recently, “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” premiered to sold-out crowds and throngs of screaming teenagers in Honolulu and San Francisco. The hilarious and entertaining film is currently available exclusively on DVD at www.ryanandseansmovie.com.

Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi, Background
Higa and Fujiyoshi started making videos because they were bored after school and didn’t want to go outside in the rain. Higa, who recently started his freshman year at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, said living in Hilo started it all.

“There’s not much to do other than go watch a movie. Pretty much boredom kicked it off for us, and our parents didn’t mind because it kept us out of trouble.”

They created the videos to share with friends — nothing more. One day, when one of those friends couldn’t come over and Higa and Fujiyoshi didn’t feel like going out, they posted a lip-sync video on the Internet. Later, they saw that it received 100 hits.

“How did it get so many views?” Higa recalls wondering. “Did that person click on it 100 times?”

Demand for their unique style grew. It was the ninja video that first earned 1 million views.

With videos viewed over 160 million times, 18-year-old Ryan Higa’s wildly popular YouTube channel features Higa’s opinions and romps, as well as interviews with stars like Milo Ventimiglia and online duos with Will Farrell. One recent video was viewed over 653,000 times in only 1 week, another 201,000 times in 1 day.

Independent movie producer Derek Zemrak saw the “Ninja” clip when his 10-year-old son said all his friends in Los Angeles were talking about it.

“I immediately saw the raw talent,” says Zemrak, a producer/writer/director with a background in horror films.

Higa said spending several weeks making the movie in San Francisco was “very tiring” and “much harder” than he anticipated. But Zemrak says the young men were “so natural when they got out here.”

Of their growing fame, however, Higa remains somewhat ambivalent. “It’s kind of surprising,” he says simply. But he expresses a bit more enthusiasm for the movie itself.”It’s kind of unbelievable, especially since we’re from Hilo, and not much big things come from Hilo that I’m aware of.”

For additional information on “Ryan and Sean’s NOT SO Excellent Adventure” contactGreg Sandler, Shockwave Media or visit www.ryanandseansmovie.com.

Greg Sandler, Project Manager
Shockwave Media Inc.

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Quantum of Solace: The new 007 James Bond: Even if the producers have James Bond wear an Omega in the new Bond film, star Daniel Craig wears a Rolex Submariner in tribute to the legacy of Ian Fleming and Sean Connery

Rolex: Quantum of Solace’s new 007 James Bond, Daniel Craig chooses to wear a Rolex Submariner 6358, even to interviews for the new Bond film. When playing James Bond in the film, however, Daniel Craig wears an Omega. Now what exactly is going on here?

With Quantum of Solace predicted to rake in over $60 million dollars on opening weekend, the producers of the new James Bond may not be worrying about the maverick approach of the new 007, Daniel Craig. Then again, maybe they should be listening to the wisdom of their chosen star and honor a great legacy.

This article, by John Lavitt, can be viewed in its entirety at the MJ Rolex Watch Blog:

Why is Daniel Craig a maverick? Although James Bond wears an Omega in the new films, Daniel Craig chooses to go against the grain of his producers and wears a classic Rolex Submariner 6358 to his interviews and in his personal life. Since Ian Fleming wrote in the original novels that his character James Bond wears a Rolex and Sean Connery always wore a Rolex Submariner 6358 in the early classic films, Daniel Craig pays tribute to these cultural icons by wearing a Rolex. At a recent GQ photo shoot, the entire wardrobe was styled for Daniel Craig, except for one key element: “Watch by Rolex, Craig’s own.”

Learn more about the James Bond’s Rolex Submariner at:

An example of a Rolex Submariner that has historically been used in James Bond films can be seen here: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/submariner_ss_black_388.htm

Even if Omega named their new watch after James Bond and was willing to pay a bundle for the product placement, maybe the producers should respect the awareness shown by their star of the true legacy and history of their character. Throughout his time as 007, Sean Connery was equipped with the Rolex Submariner, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and Ian Fleming clearly chose Rolex as the watch worn by his creation. “Daniel Craig likes to tell a story about his watch. It is a Rolex Submariner 6358, an exact replica of the one he remembers Sean Connery wearing in Goldfinger.” (Empire Magazine). Now is the time for the producers of James Bond to follow the lead of their star and honor the legacy of Ian Fleming and Sean Connery — Give 007 back his Rolex

This article was published by the MJ Rolex Watch Blog, 
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/ , or in the U.K. at

Melrose Jewelers has the world’s largest information and education section guide about Rolex watches found here: http://www.melrosejewelers.co.uk/content/rolex_education.htm

The MJ Rolex Watch Blog is published by Melrose Jewelers, http://www.MelroseJewelers.com, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer. Melrose Jewelers is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date presidential and Rolex Oyster are trademarks of Rolex USA and a list of New Rolex Watch Dealers can be found at the Rolex website. Melrose Jewelers intends to complement the jewelry store offerings of Tiffany’s (TIF), Zales (ZLC), Amazon.co.uk (AMZN), Blue Nile UK (NILE), and Signet (Kay Jewelers & Jared The Galleria) (NYSE: SIG) with Rolex wristwatches.

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The Preowned Rolex Awards were designed by Melrose Jewelers, America’s largest online Preowned Rolex watch retailer, in order to award Preowned Rolex retailers committed to excellence in product quality and product authenticity disclosure. The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches),Time and Gems (Time & Gems, Time&Gems), Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch and Stein Diamonds. Watch Finder ( WatchFinder ) WatchFinder.co.uk , Second Time Round ( Second Time Around ) SecondTimeRound.com , Dream Watches Dream-Watches.co.uk , Watches.co.uk , & Blowers Jewellers blowers-jewellers.co.uk.


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Kid Rock Enjoyed Las Vegas’s Sapphire Gentleman’s Club

Kid Rock enjoyed has spent a night at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. He rolled in around 3am with a mystery blonde and an entourage of 20 people. They partied in a VIP booth on the main floor while numerous girls danced for him. The mystery blonde bought 1000 dance dollars while the club played music at Kid Rock’s request.

The Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Vegas sets the standard— the world’s largest gentlemen’s club boasting an impressive 70,000 square feet of topless entertainment and serving the finest variety of cocktails, wines, champagnes and cigars. Sapphire showcases the extravagant style and commitment to over-the-top entertainment. In addition to the classic gentlemen’s club, steakhouse, and boutique hotel, Sapphire offers deluxe amenities including designer suites with private butlers, concierge services and varying themes to satisfy every indulgence.

Sapphire features many private rooms and V.I.P. areas to cater to any size special event, party or corporate event. One of the many ways Sapphire provides the finest in service and guest comfort is through our luxurious VIP Skyboxes. Suspended 25 feet above the floor, these unique private lounges have dramatic views of the entire showroom below. Private butlers, concierge services, and individually themed boxes underscore our commitment to luxury and indulgence. You can also watch a beautiful lady on stage or your favorite ball game on the flat screen monitors. Our VIP area redefines VIP by offering the most comfortable and spacious setting possible without sacrificing the intimacy that you deserve.

Being at Sapphire means you are a VIP. All our customers deserve respect and we will cater individually to every need. For more information on the opening of Sapphire NYC Shai Cohen 702.812.7472. For more information about Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas please visit the website www.sapphirelasvegas.com.

Via EPR Network

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