Archive for November, 2010

Sidebar… Update!

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Sidebar on November 24, 2010 by miaamber

A while back I made my pick for winner of this seasons Dancing With The Stars.

I chose Disney Star Kyle Massey…

Well, the season ended moments ago and alas, Kyle did not win.  He and his partner Lacey Schwimmer came in second to actress Jennifer Grey (if you remember, I had issue with her competing on this show to begin with because she made a career based on her dancing ability.)

Take a look at Kyle and Lacey in action:

I’m quite proud of Mr. Massey!



Raven’s in Kontrol

Posted in Beauty, Curvy News, Fashion on November 24, 2010 by miaamber

Raven Symone has even more to celebrate as she is the December covergirl for Kontrol magazine’s Body Issue!

Here’s some behind the scenes video:

Go Raven!



Plus Model Indicted for Illegal Medical Practices

Posted in News on November 24, 2010 by miaamber

Plus model Anivia Cruz-Dilworth has been indicted on charges that she illegally injected individuals with gels in an effort to enhance their buttocks and make them larger.

Here’s how it’s being reported:

“Anivia Cruz-Dilworth, scheduled to appear in Superior Court, Newark Dec. 9, is accused of coming to the homes of victims and injecting them with what she called hydro-gel, charging them between $660 and $1,000.

“Her actions caused a lot of harm,” Peter Sepulveda, assistant Essex County prosceutor, said in a statement. “Many of these women had to undergo surgery following these illegal procedures…One victim underwent five hospitalizations and several surgeries after receiving the injections…”


To say I am shocked is an understatement.  I have worked with Anivia and seen her many times at castings.  She seems like a really nice person.   This is a mess.



Raven Symone is Georgia

Posted in Curvy Castings, Entertainment on November 23, 2010 by miaamber

It has just been announced that former child star and Disney darling Raven Symone has been tapped to star in the ABC Family Pilot, “Great State of Georgia.” 

The show, which is well written and produced by Jennifer Weiner, centers around a full-figured actress from the south trying to make her way in the big city as an entertainer.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I was called in to read for this part. Losing out to a veteran I admire as much as Raven Symone makes the sting of not booking it virtually non-existent.  Who knows… if the show gets picked up maybe Georgia will need a big sister or arch rival 🙂




Posted in Fashion on November 23, 2010 by miaamber

On part two of the fabulous Oprah’s “Favorite Things” special today, she gave away something I was intrigued by…

Sparkly Uggs!!

I would totally rock them in silver!! Would you rock them at all?




Posted in Fashion on November 23, 2010 by miaamber

Crystal Renn is still classified as a plus model but her latest editorial in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine has some folks wondering if her title is appropriate.

Great shots but I’d love to know what you think…Is Crystal still a plus size model?



Model Salaries

Posted in Modeling Advice on November 14, 2010 by miaamber

Former model and actress Molly Sims spoke out recently and revealed that cover girls don’t make as much money as you might think they do.

When talking to Popeater she disclosed that along with herself, fellow Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and cover girls Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum earn what some would deem a paltry paycheck for a lot of work:

“Everyone makes about $300 for a week’s work…basically you are paying them to be on the cover”

Here’s my two cents:

If you’re a model, actor or entertainer, sometimes you have to take a look at the bigger picture.  A perfect example is Molly’s disclosure.  A $300 paycheck for a weeks work modeling may not seem like much but appearing on the cover of SI could change your career and take you to supermodel status.

The bottom line is, sometimes we have to step back and take a look at the complete picture before making a rushed decision…BUT don’t get taken advantage of!