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#KateHudson & #LucyLiu KUNG FU PANDA 3 MAMARAZZI®

Kung Fu Panda 3, opens today in theaters, I had a sneak preview. I especially liked this move because I'm a  Reiki Master and spiritual junkie, I believe in Karma, energy from the universe and trusting your chi.  I do believe this is the best Kung Fu Panda movie.  Everyone agreed, The Moms, press, bloggers, kids, we all loved it. I especially liked when we got up close and personal with Kate Hudson and Lucy Liu. Yes ladies they were great, very open and answered all our questions. 

506944048“When you find what you’re passionate about it drives so much of your life acting, singing, and dancing are a few things I’m passionate about but people are my true passion, really connecting with them and I find that I can do that in so many different ways.”  ~Kate Hudson

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Nickolas F. Lumanpauw, my smart quick acting intern (www.g2organics.com) from Fordham University got the only "selfie" of the day with Kate Hudson. They had a great moment!

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What I love about this particular movie is that it talks about  love and acceptance. Even if you have a birth father or an adoptive father it doesn’t really matter its your family or the people you surround yourself with. There is enough love to go around..” ~Lucy Liu,

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#HughJackman says “wear #sunscreen” I say “whatever you say HUGH!!”

 

#HughJackman says "wear #sunscreen" I say "whatever you say HUGH!!"

IMG_2090I had a amazing breakfast with The Moms at The Hunt and Fish Club in NYC, the breakfast was delicious, but meeting Hugh again was amazing. He is so dreamy, sweet, sexy, smells great  tall and a family guy. When he talks I don't think there was a women in the room that was not smitten with him. I'm so happy he survived his bout with skin cancer. The sun seems so much stronger now then I remember it as a child. As Mom's know we all need to cover up but man this hit home when I met and had breakfast with Hugh Jackman, he spoke about his skin cancer. He wants to raise awareness of the growing skin cancer problem. Hugh Jackman spoke about his native Australia, the ozone layer is thinner than in most other locations and the rates of skin cancer are higher. Shockingly in the U.S.A. the numbers are still high, with a chance of one in five Americans getting skin cancer, and a one in two chance among people who never wear sunscreen, according to Jackman.IMG_2364

“No one should ever have skin cancer; it’s all about protection and spotting it early,” he said.

My heart sank while he spoke about his conquering skin cancer and and about ways in which the number of skin cancer cases can be lowered. Simply wearing sunscreen on a daily basis and reapplying throughout the day. His newly launched sunscreen Pure Sun Defense is geared towards children. IMG_2444http://www.puresundefense.com. The product line features Frozen®, The Avengers®, Spider-Man®, and Princesses®. Jackman hopes that having sunscreen with recognizable characters will make kids more excited about putting on lotion, similar to how toothpaste companies have made brushing teeth more appealing by including licensed characters. Jackman emphasized the importance of making applying suntan lotion a priority, even for people with darker skin tones and on cloudy days. I love how Pure Defense is geared toward children but what about us MOM's? I personally need  sun screen and anti aging. I found the perfect product, that I have been using and starting to see the results.  Proof of the sunscreen in this product screened me was sitting for hours in the hot sun at a Yankee Game, I was protected and beautifying with MD Complete Skincare I am addicted to MD Complete, it works! I was completely protected and my skin felt great!

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Hugh Jackman  had to go through multiple surgeries to remove the skin cancer He wants everyone to know dangers of the sun, nobody is safe!

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IMG_2417 I am fair skinned and love being outside, swimming, tennis, golfing going to a ballgame. I worry about skin damage and wrinkles. Lets face it, at my age after years of being in the sun without protection. I do have damage and now want to pretty it up. I tried and found this product that has sunscreen and also helps with the lines and lots of other aging issues! BUT ladies, if you have a tendency to breakout with sunscreens you wont have that problem with this brand, they already figured it outfor us. http://mdcompleteskincare.com/5023-skin-clearing-clear-skin-suncreen.html#.VWjLvpUznHgmultiple_ysss2

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Molly Sims, Unleash the Super Model in YOU! The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple

 

Molly Sims, Unleash the Super Model in YOU! The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple 

IMG_8207Molly Sims was so real and beautiful at a lunch I attended and she hosted by The Mom's  in New York City at Artistanal, 2 Park Ave.Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro | New York French Restaurant

She is expecting her second child, and first girl in only two months. Baby girl will join brother Brooks Allan Stuber and daddy, Scott Stuber. She was signing and promoting her new book  The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple

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Molly wore her hair a high ponytail, it was her real hair, I did not see any clips, LOL. My hair on the otherhand needed a little somethin, I did do beach waves but my hat killed it walking up Park Ave to Artistanal. Molly accessorized with wore a chunky statement necklace that highlighted her gorgeous face.

The ex-model and yoga enthusiast looked amazing in a bright red swing dress by Lisa Perry. Ms Perry's designs frequently nod back to the mod 60s and groovy 70s. This center-seamed swing dress. I swear I almost wore the same (I SWEAR!!) dress, its not a maternity dress.IMG_8202

Molly, while 5 feet, 10 inches, wore classic pumps in black. They showed off her yoga  legs, no stockings in winter, and her legs looked great, good motivation looking at her.  I was surrounded by talent, the movie producer and filmmaker of  40 Weeks was also dinning with us, I have to watch this movie sounds fasinating, again the name is 40 Weeks, the Pregnancy Documentary Big Belli, MomLifeTV believes in the power of women and the strength of Mom. This 2013 Webby Award Honoree promotes 40 Weeks. 

I read Molly's book and its perfect, she shares, she tells all the modeling secrets. Being a former model, I love this book its a reminder of taking care of yourself, never giving up and how to cover the flaws. Its perfection! I always use two BB creams in different shades, she does the same!! Talking about sharing, I met the founders of Moxy and Main. Its a websight that three smart savey women created,it is a national destination for the fiercely fabulous mom. Check us out for exclusive events, great content, giveaways, and so much more. Media@moxyandmain.com Everywhere, USA · moxyandmain.com

 

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Nichole Kidman, talking Paddington, Parenting, Beauty all in one morning!

 

IMG_7888 I finally met my Nicole Kidman, 47,  my favorite  Oscar winning "movie star", In NYC at the Lincoln Film Center. She wore her hair straight  a black high-neck blouse beneath her black suit, which had a gold chain  and beautiful rings. She was right on time, no she was early!! I love that she was early Brooke Shield's was late for my last event.  

The movie Paddington was funny and had a good family value lesson. That being said I had a chance to speak to Nichole. I asked her about her relationship with Suri, Tom Cruises and Katie Holmes daughter, myself being a Mom and a step Mom, I was curious. She looked at me surprised then said "ahh, no no I have no relationship with her". I was shocked since her and Tom have children from their marriage which would make them 1/2 brother and sister to Suri Cruise.  Can you believe Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter is already eight years old? I think Suri would really like the movie Paddington. It was adorable and for all ages and Nichole plays a villain. I also find it hard to believe that she does not have a relationship with them since they are all in NYC. Let's talk beauty, this woman did not have the one line on her face, her skin was flawless. She  attributes it to  a peaceful life. “We have a very easy, warm, peaceful life. I think that is something that I always wanted and I was heading towards and I did not know how to find it – and I found it now,” Her hair is naturally curly now she straightens it,  very thick and coifed perfectly, many product and spray. She looked beautiful in person, and reads well in pictures.

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Annie Movie 2k14 Review #AnnieMovie, We loved it!

 

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Annie is a heart warming film we loved Annie the movie.

This modernized take of the adored Tony-award-winning musical, which had been based on the popular 1920s “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip and subsequent radio shows, catapulted many starlets to celebrity including Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle.

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Wallis, at age five, had to lie about her age to audition for her very first acting job—the starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild—because the minimum age to be considered was six. She eventually beat out some 4,000 contenders for the role of Hushpuppy—the indomitable child prodigy and survivalist who lives with her dying father in the backwoods bayou squalor of Louisiana.[10] Director Benh Zeitlin told The Daily Beast that when he auditioned Wallis, he immediately realized he had discovered what he was looking for, and changed the Beasts script to accommodate her strong-willed personality. Her reading ability, loud scream, and the skill of burping on command impressed the director and won her the part. Zeitlin has also stated that "It was just the feeling behind her eyes."

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The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 to rave reviews, winning the Grand Jury Prize. In May 2012, Wallis flew to France for the premiere of the film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film received much acclaim and praise for Wallis' outstanding performance and it went on to win the prestigious Caméra d'Or award for Best first Feature Film. On January 10, 2013, at age nine, Wallis became the Academy Awards' youngest nominee for Best Actress and third youngest in all categories.[12] However, she was just six during the filming.[13] Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination. She is also the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.

She had a role in Steve McQueen's Academy Award–winning film 12 Years a Slave (2013), alongside Lupita Nyong'oChiwetel EjioforMichael FassbenderBenedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt. Also in 2013, she collaborated with Sundance for the second time on a short film called Boneshaker.

In 2014, Wallis played the title character in a remake of the musical Annie.[14] For this, she was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy. In May 2014, Wallis was named the face of Armani JuniorGiorgio Armani's line for children and teens.[15] This makes her the first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury bran)

Wallis proves her Oscar-nomination for Beasts of the Southern Wild was no accident. As a modern-day Annie, Wallis brightens with her blissful portrayal. although, her performance alone can’t conserve the film from being a dim adaptation.

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In this 2.0 version, eternal-optimist Annie hasn't’t given up hope that her parents will return someday to claim the baby they left. She always sneaks out of the rat-infested household of her foster mom, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz), to aspire out her long-lost family.

 

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In steps Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a germaphobic telecommunications tycoon turned political candidate, who gets advice from his conniving campaign manager Guy (Bobby Cannavale) that taking in a foster child would amplify his poll amounts.

 

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We cried, sand and were entertained by the movie, it had heart and had a great lesson, to never give up hope or let life beat you down, Cameron Diaz was hysterical as Miss Hannigan.


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For the most part, the movie teeters between staying true to the theater version and keeping the plot fresh in a modern world. This appears, somewhat, during the mash-ups of the original musical favorites such asHard Knock Life but falters during the uninspired original songs written by Sia (Chandalier), Greg Kurstin and director Will Gluck. In a world where Glee,Pitch Perfect and The Voice co-exist, you simply expect more from a film in which Jay-Z is a producer. We expected more from songs about NYC.

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Academy Award-winner and Terrell native Jamie Foxx does an good job of selling Stacks as the tech-forward “Daddy Warbucks.” Foxx is also the only one of the lead characters who can carry a tune but even he seems out of sorts with sidekicks Cannavale and Rose Byrne (as Grace).The high tech penthouse compared to Daddy Warbucks House was perfect. It was stunning!

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How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Screening with America Ferrera and Kit Harington

As a parent, I liked this movie and the lesson, follow your passion, find your dream, and sometimes it does not always have a happy ending, and collateral damage does happen in the pursuit. It was a good movie I do agree with the reviews, of a four 1/2 star rating. In the theater there were some young kids and one little girl said " I just closed my eyes, when it looked scary". We all liked the movie and it's defiantly worth seeing. This is my experience at the screening, meeting and seeing two of my favorite stars.

IMG_5085IMG_5088NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Denise Albert, America Ferrera, Kit Harington and Melissa Gerstein attend the 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Screening hosted by The Moms at Regal Union Square on June 11, 2014 in New York City.

 Picture from Games of Thrones HBO hit series starring Kit Harington as Jon Snow, also starring in How To Train Your Dragon 2 he plays  Kit Harington as Eret, a dragon trapper who sells captured dragons.  My daughter asked him what it like to be in two hits, TV and animation? He said it was a great question and likes TV better so he can use his own expressions. Kit's energy was very intense and focused, he took his time answering all the questions  seemed very happy to meet and greet the audience.

 

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IMG_5090America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson, Hiccup's girlfriend. She rides her dragon Stormfly, a Deadly Nadder. As I was watching America, I could not help but notice a large security guard standing very close at hand. I am sure it had to do with the "crazy" who dove under America's dress at Cannes. At this event she looked very beautiful in her black PANTS!  She told us it took three years to make this movie.

Man dives beneath dress of America Ferrera on Cannes red 

 

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Legends of Oz Dorothy’s Return, Movie Review by a Wizard of OZ FAN!

IMG_4540I'm a Wizard of Oz fan, and I did like this movie but no comparison to the original. Mom's your kids will be entertained, I loved China Princess (Megan Hilty) we met her at the premier and she is just lovely, was expecting a baby girl.  The animation in this movie was beautiful, the attention to details was amazing. Now lets get to the movie and all the new characters introduced and being marketed. Who knew the wicked witch of the West had a brother? As a child I was in awe of Glinda (Bernadette Peters), I think we all were, the big dress, sweet voice. The voice was good but the cartoon figure was "ick" too skinny and the red hair, I swear if drawings  of the character were in front of me this would be the last one I would pick. I just have to tell you my honest opinion. All  kids enjoyed the movie and I rate it a 7 out of 10.  I loved the music and animation, and its a great way to just relax and be entertained.

 

LOZ_FinalOneSheetLegends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short).Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

LOZ-DorothyMicheleStarring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams.


 

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 NYC Premiere HUGS from Andrew Garfield and more from #The RED Carpet

The Amazing Spider-man 2 NYC Premiere HUGS from Andrew Garfield and more…on #red carpet!
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The Amazing Spider-man 2 NYC Premiere  HUGS from Andrew Garfield and more…April 24th we went to the red carpet and saw the  The Amazing Spider-man 2 world promotion tour with the New York premiere,Sony Picture’s “Amazing Spider-2” premiered on Thursday night at New York’s Ziegfeld The stars of the film were out in force ‪#‎spidermanmamarazzi‬. They all stopped to talk to my favorite A. J. Calloway.  It was truly amazing being so upfront and personal with the cast. I just have to set the mood, we were all dressed in red, black, navy, waiting for the stars to walk the red carpet, then we saw a US mail truck pull up and Spiderman was standing on tip and did a flip to the ground. We all screamed with a GASP and  excitement! VERY COOL! 

 Andrew Garfield pictured above arrived to the premiere on a bus full of Spiderman fans and posed for this and many other pictures with the fans, selfies were everywhere but not everyone got hugs. My daughter and her friend asked Andrew for a hug, and he was so sweet he gave Julia my 11 year old a big bear hug. The crowed was on fire and so was he.  The other stars were there as well and worked the carpet stopping and chatting with us.

This is my quick scoop on some of the stars I met!

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Pharrell Williams: Personally I have a gift, IM  energy reader and audio clairvoyant, I don't know how I do it but can read peoples energy. people on high frequencies are always attracted to me. That being said, I  never met Pharrell before but love his music. He  was my all time favorite meeting, his energy is so good and pure it was like a magnet for me. We talked for quiet a long time and he gets it! His music and vibration of his music will continue to heal and transcend the world.

Andrew Garfield debuted a new haircut : Smelled great, looked great and was a warm gracious to the crowd. He signed autographs, posed for selfies and hugged my daughter. I asked him if he was having fun and he said YES, he was adorable.

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx's daughter wears Electro makeup to the 'Amazing …was caring his daughter (who was adorable) he did the interviews with the press E!, Access Hollywood etc  but did not interact with us. I get it he was holding his daughter.The 46-year-old actor told Access Hollywood that his daughter happens to love Spider-Man and often dressed like the comic-book hero on set. But she paid tribute to her father especially for the premiere.
 

Dane DeHaanSo nice, so talkative and friendly. He said he had a great time making the movie and loves his craft. He had a big posy with him and they were all fabulous.IMG_4515

 Sally Field: Looked great (she must be in her 70"s)  in her pink pant suit, she was open to conversation, but rolled her eyes when the guy behind me said. "your a legend, and life is a box of chocolates". It was funny but IM sure she is use to it. 

Emma Stone, very sweet and very very skinny. She did not say much and her PR team led her around. I don't know why but I felt bad for her, feet hurt, looked hungry, owell that the mother in me.

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Gift Bags, we all love gift bags, this is what was in them!

IMG_4506IMG_4480IMG_4468Great night! I loved the movie, I do feel that age 10 is the youngest that should view the movie, unless you prepare them.We loved the Jamie Foxx character Electro, before he got electrified he was MAX, a nice man.The kids all felt bad for him and said he was misunderstood. I say once he made his deal he had a choice, and made the wrong choice. The special effects were so realistic, I even jumped out of my seat a  few times. So just prepare your kids  and remind them its just a movie.

 

 

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