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Calling All Designers

Posted in Fashion, Pop Culture on April 26, 2011 by miaamber


If you’re in the New York Area or have a passion and drive that will take you there, Project Runway wants you!!

Auditions are being held for season 9 of the hit Bravo show on May 4th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of NYC.  I’d love to see a designer of curvy couture make the cut!

Good Luck!



Jill Scott and The A Group

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Hollywood, Loves It!, Pop Culture on April 25, 2011 by miaamber

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Hollywood Listening Party for one of my all time favorite artists Jill Scott’s new album, “Light of the Sun.”

Jilly from Philly NEVER disappoints…ever!  I sang at the top of my lungs and sweat my hair out on a “school night!”

With a bolder than ever voice, a new home at Warner Brothers and incredible new background singers who go by the name, “The A Group” ( these girls can sang!!) Jill is poised to run to the top of the charts!

Here’s a look at the just released video for, “Shame,” one of the hottest songs on the album.  Jill and the girls were styled by the incomparable Susan Moses!

I can’t wait to hear the album in its entirety this summer when it’s released.

Congrats Jill!



Barbie Gets Real

Posted in Get Fit Not Thin, Loves It!, Pop Culture on April 20, 2011 by miaamber

In an effort to bring awareness to National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, Galia Slayen decided to create a life-sized Barbie based on the iconic dolls dimensions. 

If Barbie were a real person she would be about six feet tall, and have 39-18-33 Bust-Waist-Hip measurements.

Slayen, a former anorexic, fashioned her Barbie in a size “00” jean skirt that she herself wore in the midst of her disease.

I think this is a powerful message on body image and the effects it has on girls, young and old alike.

You can read much more on Slayen and her message HERE



Posted in Hollywood, Pop Culture, Sidebar on April 14, 2011 by miaamber

Say it ain’t so! ABC has canceled iconic soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live.

ABC has canceled two of its longest-running programs, daytime soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”

The network announced Thursday that the two soap operas would end, with “All My Children” going off the air in September and “One Life to Live” going off the air in January.

In their place, a Mario Batali-hosted food show called “The Chew” will premiere in September, and a health/lifestyle transformation show tentatively called “The Revolution” will premiere in January.

“General Hospital” will remain on the network.

“All My Children” has been the subject of cancellation rumors of late, with’s Nellie Andreeva reporting last month that the show might be replaced by a talk show.

“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” Brian Frons, ABC’s daytime department president , said in an announcement. “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways.”

The first of those new shows to premiere, “The Chew,” will be hosted by Batali, “What Not To Wear” host Clinton Kelly, “Top Chef” alumna Carla Hall, restaurateur Michael Symon and “Dorm Room Diet” author Daphne Oz.


I’m at a loss for words to think what will become of Erica Kane!  I have been an AMC and OLTL fan since I was a little girl watching “the stories” with my grandma.  I didn’t always understand what was going on but the glamour, drama and intrigue definitely translated 100%

The following clips of Jenny Gardner’s death on AMC are etched in my brain… 

I was in South Carolina watching the show with my cousins when it happened and we were all screaming and upset and yelling! My grandma ran into the living room thinking one of us was injured.  We told her that Jenny died and she was so mad at us for being silly!

RIP AMC & OLTL… Thanks for the memories.



Adele’s Tops!

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Pop Culture on April 14, 2011 by miaamber

Curvy singing sensation, Adele has officially hit the mark as the first platinum selling artist of 2011!

Earlier this year, British soul singer Adele surprised just about everyone when her sophomore album, ’21,’ debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart with an astounding 352,000 copies sold — the biggest debut of any album this year. This week, ’21’ claims another title: first album of 2011 to go platinum.

According to Billboard, Adele topples Britney Spears’ ‘Femme Fatale’ to reclaim the pole position on this week’s album chart, moving 88,000 more copies and pushing her total domestic sales to 1.03 million. The year’s second-biggest album, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More,’ is a distant second, having sold 645,000 copies.





Amber’s a Covergirl

Posted in Curvy News, Fashion, Pop Culture on April 12, 2011 by miaamber

Glee stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Amber Riley rock on the cover of the May issue of Marie Claire. 

Each star also shines on her own solo cover!

While I am happy for Marie Claire’s giant step forward in placing voluptuous singer/actress Amber Riley on dual covers, I can’t help but think this may be their way of apologizing for last fall’s anti-fat tirade.

I want to support a curvy cover girl but I have not yet forgotten how the magazine’s anti- fat rant made me feel.

What do you think?



Congrats, Liv!

Posted in Entertainment, Pop Culture on April 8, 2011 by miaamber


Everyone’s favorite Emmy Award winning, “SVU” Lady Cop Mariska Hargitay AKA, “Olivia ‘Liv’ Benson” just welcomed a new bundle of joy!  Hargitay and her husband, actor and also, “SVU” regular, Peter Hermann added a baby girl to their family via adoption. 

The beautiful Amaya Josephine  will no doubt be protected by her big brother August, the couples 4-year-old son.

I applaud the couple for chosing to adopt their new joy domestically, from here in the United States.  Children all over the world need love and care but children are also suffering here at home. 

How do you feel about adoption?  Would it ever be an option for you?