The Interviews
The Fabulous Gypset Glamour of Catalina Guirado-Cheadle

The Fabulous Gypset Glamour of Catalina Guirado-Cheadle

Speak to Catalina Guirado-Cheadle for any length of time and you’ll soon come to realize that there is not much ground she hasn’t covered in her 20-plus year career. The only daughter of celebrated Spanish artist Juan Antonio Guirado, Catalina has lived in the glamorous world of the gypset (gypsy + jetset) since childhood and...
On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

If there is one thing traveling has taught me, it is that the world is full of glorious surprises. Whereas expectation gives way to revelation so do preconceived notions necessarily give way to unexpected marvels. Such were my thoughts as I slipped into the architecturally revelatory Houston Ballet for a tour during a recent visit...
The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

The Wonderful World of Brian Wonders

Remember how New York’s The Plaza had Eloise – the hotel’s most notorious, if elusive, resident? Well, allow me to introduce you to Brian Wonders, who could well be a descendent of one of The Plaza’s most eccentric guests. In fact, you might even think of Brian as Eloise’s globetrotting, hipster-in-training great nephew who, like...
The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

“I’m not cool. I’m just honest.” — Oleta Adams   There are a handful of singers who stride into the limelight and captivate audiences not with a catchy hook, a dizzying flurry of choreography or a parade of outlandish interviews and costumes. They instead stand on unadorned stages, without artifice or ego, enrapturing music lovers...
10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

Weddings are, by nature, stressful affairs. And destination weddings, for all the beauty and majesty that accompanies them, only add another level of anxiety to what should generally count among the most memorable days in the lives of the event’s central players. That said, a modicum of forethought can go a long way toward reducing...
Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

  In a week when everyone seemed to be buzzing about Justin Timberlake, I found myself rapt by the intricately, layered sounds of Bernhoft, the Norwegian retro-soul sensation who is currently barnstorming across North America igniting venues with his uniquely inspired blend of socially conscious musings and quirkily groovalicious beats. He may not yet be...
VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

VIP Lounge: Johnny Weir

When I met Johnny Weir at a photo shoot in Hollywood, he wasn’t at all what I expected—a revelation that the well traveled, two-time Olympian has become all too accustomed to hearing. He was smaller than I had imagined, but then again most celebrities are. His voice was neither boisterous nor demanding, but instead disarmingly...
VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins doesn’t just write about Hollywood, she embodies it. Her books chronicle and capture the ethos of the mythical place not-so-affectionately known as La La Land, where the dreams of a lucky few are packaged and sold, while those of most are dashed and laid to ruin. She is at once Hollywood’s premier historian...
Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’ Duane Wells 12/16/2010 In more charismatic churches down South, there is a thing called the Holy Ghost that is anything but benign. To the true believers in these churches, the Holy Ghost does not sit quietly on the sidelines and demurely acknowledge the penitent prayers of...
I Am Changing

I Am Changing

I am changing I’m not who I used to be And I’m not afraid to fight For what I feel is right For me — “I Am Changing” Jason Walker Jason Walker began singing at the age of four. At first he mimicked the vocals of the iconic divas whose music filled his mother’s rather...
Designing Men: The United Nations of Underwear

Designing Men: The United Nations of Underwear

  DESIGNING MENThe United Nations of Underwear by Duane Wells  Not so very long ago, men’s underwear was a mere afterthought. In a fashion category dominated by names like Fruit of the Loom and Hanes, undergarments were something one needed rather than something one wanted. In recent years, however, that dynamic has begun to change....
Jenifer Lewis: Interview

Jenifer Lewis: Interview

If there’s one thing Jenifer Lewis doesn’t have time for these days, it’s a walk down memory lane through all the folks she may or may not have encountered in her three-decade-long career. I discovered this when I asked her about a mutual friend during a recent chat that began and ended with pure hilarity....
Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Vanity Fair dubbed her “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust,” and the late director Louis Malle called her “a raunchy moralist.” But Hollywood insiders tend to call Jackie Collins the Queen of Hollywood, because no one better understands the players in the city of dreams and what drives them. While Hollywood itself may be in upheaval, the queen...
Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

When Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron teamed up to make Aliens, they made movie history in the process. Now, with a string of impressive solo accomplishments behind them both, the Oscar-nominated actress and Oscar-winning director are back together for Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar, which promises to break new ground in filmmaking once again. Shot in 3-D and utilizing revolutionary...
Madison Hildebrand

Madison Hildebrand

A little over a week ago, reality TV star Madison Hildebrand (pictured) was all smiles at Tthe Abbey in West Hollywood as he cohosted what was meant to be a celebratory event for the third-season finale of his hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Listing. The event was also intended to raise money for the Leap Foundation,...