Sidebar…

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 Deadline.com’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.

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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.

XOXO,

Mia

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.

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Congrats!

XOXO,

Mia

“Too Heavy” for Idol Audience

Posted in News on April 12, 2011 by miaamber

If true, this is disappointing…

A 19-year-old fan of the hit show, “American Idol” says she was removed from her choice seat in the front row because she was “too heavy.”

‘She had been given free tickets to attend the filming of American Idol and was understandably excited.

But 19-year-old Ashley Kauffman’s joy soon turned to upset on being told she was ‘too big’ to sit in the front row.

‘There were two ladies and one said: “Oh, I don’t want shorts in front,” about my friend,’ Miss Kauffman, of Riverside, California, told MailOnline.

‘Then she looked at me and said: “Oh no, you’re too big, too heavy to be in front!”‘

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There’s  MORE on this story but none of it makes sense.  As a former Audience Coordinator I’ve had to remove my share of people from camera seating many times for a variety of reasons but rule #1 is NEVER tell the individual why they’re being moved ESPECIALLY if it’s because of esthetics.  Regardless — you don’t remove a teenage fan or anyone because of their size.

XOXO,

Mia

UPDATE!!

TMZ is exclusively reporting that the folks at American Idol are denying Ashley’s claim over size discrimination… you can read their explanation HERE!

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?

XOXO,

Mia

Marquita’s Curves

Posted in Curvy News, Fashion, Get Fit Not Thin on April 8, 2011 by miaamber

Plus size super model Marquita Pring has spoken out about the use of the word, “Curvy” to describe her body.

“I think we need to phase out the category ‘plus-size models,'” (and spoke of her unyielding fondness for Mama Cass). This time around, she told Fashionista, “As for the word ‘curvy,’ I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t need to stress it as my title but I am a curvy, voluptuous, sexy woman and I think the word ‘curvy’ relays a much more positive image. You can be a size 4 or 14 and be considered ‘curvy.'”

Wondering how she got “discovered?” Read on!

Growing up I was always the biggest girl in my grade. I had always been told that I had “such a pretty face,” but everyone seemed to feel the need to stress that it was only my face that was so pretty, never any mention about me just being beautiful, only my face. It was always a compliment but I always wondered why just my face?

Around the age of 15 I really wanted to give modeling a try. I figured I could do beauty work but I never even considered I could model clothing. My mother and I went to a casting agency call in Canada where I met with dozens of agencies. A few were interested, some told me they’d need me to get much smaller but I knew that wasn’t happening. At the time I was seriously active in competitive basketball and my body was extremely toned and fit. There wasn’t much weight for me to lose.

Luckily there were a few agencies telling me I could work at the size I was but I needed to do a test photo shoot so they could see if I was comfortable in front of the camera. I was, and I brought my photos to an agency an hour after the shoot and they signed me on the spot.

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I want you to weigh in…

How do you feel about the terms, “Curvy,”  “plus-sized,” and “full-figured” to describe models sized 8-20?  Should we all just be categorized as “models” for all genres in sizes 0-20?

Also, if you are a consumer who wears a size 8-24 or higher does it matter to you what size the models for your favorite retailers wear?

XOXO,

Mia

Thank You, FWE!

Posted in Mia in Motion on April 8, 2011 by miaamber

I would  like to extend a heartfelt note of gratitude to the beautiful women of the Fuller Woman Expo.  They have continually supported me and other plus positive individuals since their inception and I appreciate them more than words can say!

This was included in their latest press release:

“Runway Model of the Year as Voted by FFFweek- Mia Amber Davis. Mia has been our cover model for the past 2 years. She was photographed beautifully in our campaigns by Lucas Pictures-Plus Photographer of the Year. Plus Model Magazine-Fashion Magazine of the Year has been our media sponsor since 2008. Tara Taylor, talented Make up Artist, was responsible for the makeup in our campaigns as well..Congratulations family!!”

Check them out and see what great things they’re doing in the U.S and Canada for the plus size woman!

XOXO,

Mia

Reality Rocks!

Posted in Mia in Motion on April 8, 2011 by miaamber

I’ll be attending the, “Reality Rocks Expo” in sunny Los Angeles, California this Sunday April 10th.  If you’re in attendance be sure to say hello!

XOXO,

Mia