Access Hollywood's 2nd Annual "Stuff You Must..." Lounge
Hollywood’s Hottest Stars to Help Raise Money for Best Buddies & Lollipop Theatre Network
CVS/pharmacy to Make Significant Contribution for each Celebrity that Visits the Lounge
Los Angeles, CA - Access Hollywood, the premiere source for entertainment news, joins forces once again with On 3 Productions, the leader in celebrity gifting – raising the industry bar even higher by continuing our tradition of including an important charitable component that has never been seen before!
Not your ordinary gift lounge, for each celebrity who visits the Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must…” Lounge, CVS/pharmacy will once again be making a significant contribution to Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings the magic of movies currently in theaters to children hospitalized nationwide due to life-threatening illness. (Those stars that stopped by to enjoy the gift lounge last year helped raise $100,000 for these two important causes, and CVS/pharmacy hopes to reach this goal again!)
In addition, stars will be helping raise awareness and money for The Actors Fund, which provides critical assistance to EVERYONE who works in entertainment - film, theatre, TV, music, dance, opera and radio - from those behind the scenes to those in front of the camera, including writers, actors, stagehands, technical & crafts professionals, film editors, directors, administrative support staff & more.
This invitation-only retreat will once again take place in the Beverly Ballroom of the Sofitel LA on January 11th and 12th.
A sneak peak at all THE STUFF YOU MUST…
The CVS/pharmacy Reinventing Beauty Bar, featuring top celebrity beauty experts & the “best in beauty”:
· HAIR BAR: Blowouts and styling from hairstylists-to-the-stars Cristophe (clients include Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz) and Ellin LaVar (clients include Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Mary J. Blige);
· MAKEUP BAR: Makeup and faux eyelash application from celebrity makeup artist Heather Currie (clients include Katherine Heigl, Calista Flockhart, Lindsey Lohan, Aisha Tyler), featuring Boots cosmetics, Physicians Formula Organics, Lumene cosmetics and Ardell Lashes;
· SKINCARE BAR: Mini Facials, Men’s Shave Service and Skincare Consultations with facialist-to-the-stars Stacy Cox, starring 24.7 Skincare, NXT Men’s Skincare, Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover and Lumene products;
· HAND BAR: Hand treatments and manicures from Hollywood ’s top manicurists, Tom Bachik (clients include Hilary Swank, Eva Longoria, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce) and Debbie Leavitt, featuring the exclusive Borghese Nail Lacquer and Lumene and Essence of Beauty Hand Creams;
· SHOPPING BAR filled with top must-have beauty products, including the sold-out Boots Renew & Restore Serum, the groundbreaking Anthelios SX Sunscreen, the popular Vichy Thermal Spa Water Spray and more. “Shop” products with your very own “green” shopping bag – pre-stuffed with an amazing selection of “must-have” beauty items.
· Nine West Limited Edition Luxe Snakeskin Tote designed exclusively for stars to fill up in the Lounge. www.ninewest.com
· Nine West Limited Edition Women’s Footwear & Handbag Collection from new Creative Director, Fred Allard: Featuring a high-glamour spin on his premiere collection for Nine West. Designed exclusively for the Gift Lounge – to help stars steal the limelight on the Red Carpet! Selections include: Deco Quilt Clutch & Nesseda Platform Sandal in Gold & Bronze--Old Hollywood Glam with a definite edge; Jobilyn Multi-Colored Flat Gladiator Sandal, Sulliban Gladiator Heel & Luxe Foldover Clutch – for Exotic Destinations; Fashionista Platform Sandal & Faraway Oversized Clutch – Tailored elegance featuring Vibrant Satins and Luxe Leather; and Heathers Lace-up Shoe Bootie, Olavera Snakeskin Sandal & Matching Bow Clutch – Precious Metals for the Fashionista! www.ninewest.com
· Spanx “Red Carpet” Gift Collection: A variety of innovative shapers, slimmers and bras to get the stars Red Carpet-ready! www.spanx.com
· AMC Theatres® Exclusive Annual Pass : Offering each star and one guest the opportunity to see movies for free at more than 360 AMC theatre locations around the world for an entire year! www.amctheatres.com
· Anheuser-Busch, Inc BORBA Skin Balance Water: Containing vitamins and nutrients, formulated to work with your body’s chemistry. Drink your way to more beautiful skin. www.borbaskinbalancewater.com
· Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin: Integrated high fidelity iPod® speaker system. “Listen and you’ll see!” www.bowers-wilkins.com
· DentaBurst Year Supply and “Be Ready to Shine” Red Carpet Crystal Compact Holder: One Time Use Freshening Teeth Cleaner – perfect for on the red carpet or on the go! www.dentaburst.com
· Kristen Michele Parfumeur Signature Parfum by DesignTM: Kristen Michele will guide each star in creating their very own signature scent - a beautiful expression of their own individuality, a scent no one else will own and something they take part in creating, a work of their own art. Stars will also receive the Ready to Wear Fragrance Gift Collection, a French inspired collection of three dreamy scents, mirroring sensuality, intrigue, beauty & classicism. www.kristnmicheleparfumeur.com
· Netflix 1 Year Membership: The world’s largest online movie rental service, offering more than 6.7 million members access to more than 85,000 DVD titles plus a growing library of over 4,000 full length movies and TV episodes that are available for instant watching on their PCs. www.netflix.com
· Norman Covan Co. Limited Edition “Majestic Stars” Collection designed exclusively for the Gift Lounge featuring Semi-precious Colored Jewels. Norman Covan will also be loaning stars from their latest “Mosaic Masterpiece” Collection, the “Exquisite Rosecut” Collection & the “Hammered Beauty” Collection: We shine with each setting sunset and each diamond that is set. www.normancovan.com
· Palm Centro: Life starts after 5 o’clock. That’s why there is the palm Centro Smart phone. Giving you voice, text, IM, email and web, all in a phone that’s a lot smaller than you think! www.palm.com Palm will be offering stars the opportunity to customize their new Palm Centro on-site, courtesy of Etchstar.com, the leader in iPod, mobile phone and computer customization movement. Etchstar combines creativity and technology to allow freedom of self-expression. www.etchstar.com
· Skagen Designs Watches for Men and Women: Skagen will debut their first ever Swiss movement watches for Spring 08, which feature diamond indicators, mother of pearl faces and sporty multifunctional dials. A driving force in the designer watch industry, Skagen’s exceptional Danish designs ensure the perfect balance between design and function. www.skagen.com
· SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique Designer Sunglasses: Prestige new Spring 2008 designer collections from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, and more, plus the new launch collections from Jimmy Choo & Balenciaga! www.solsticestores.com
· SplitFish FragFX: Come experience first hand the game controller that brings PC style game play to Playstation 3. It’s PC-like movement, precision and performance for console first-person shooter fans. www.splitfish.com
· TrueJeans.com “Find Your True Fit” Kit and Gift Certificate for Designer Jeans that Fit each Individual Star: Truejeans.com is an online jeans boutique that matches you to designer jeans that fit! Enter your measurements, choose style preferences, and buy jeans that fit. The easiest experience for purchasing jeans and eliminating the dressing room forever! www.truejeans.com
· Unitee Clothing that Unites Mind, Body & Soul: Wear what you feel! www.shopunitee.com
· Ziamond Manhattan Drop Earrings and Olympia Cufflinks: Hollywood’s best-kept secret! Manhattan Drop Earrings feature a suspended bezel set 2.5 ct. round Ziamonds for a total carat weight of 5 carats in 14K yellow gold. The Olimpia Cufflinks feature 3.5 ct. ea. round Ziamonds that are bezel set for a total carat weight of 7 carats in Platinum finished Sterling Silver. In addition, special pieces will be available for loan for the Red Carpet. www.ziamond.com
· Tropicana Pure Valencia : Tropicana knows you're purely stunning ...just like their latest premium juice offering, Tropicana Pure Valencia. Topping the A-list of beverages, this new, dazzling and delicious 100% premium orange juice is crafted from only the most fabulous Valencia oranges. And, Tropicana Pure Valencia comes with its own flavorful entourage of 100% juice blends, including Raspberry Açai, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Papaya Mango and Indian River Grapefruit. So, stop by for a sip and let it tantalize your taste buds. It's the gold standard in beverages, mixing only with the finest spirits to bring you the ultimate cocktail experience. In fact, Tropicana's experts will fashion a cocktail recipe for you and inspired by you, upon request. www.tropicana.com
· PURECOOL Delicious Water with a Cool Taste Sensation: Zero calories, sugar, fructose, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Drink Tropical Tiki, Triple Chill, Mojo Cool or Pear Ginger Ice as delicious cool water or hydrating low calorie cocktail when mixed with distilled spirits. www.drinkPURECOOL.com
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!
About Access Hollywood : Currently in its 12th season in national syndication, is an entertainment newsmagazine that provides viewers with the latest showbiz news, in-depth celebrity interviews, and behind-the-scenes accounts of the most important events in Hollywood . The weekday half-hour edition of "Access Hollywood" is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the most important entertainment stories of the day in a sophisticated-yet-fun-to-watch style. The expanded one-hour weekend edition of "Access Hollywood" allows for in-depth feature stories and theme shows, including annual previews of major award shows, the summer rock tours, the new fall television season, countdowns of top actors, top models, top movie blockbusters, greatest bands of all time and behind-the-scenes looks at hotspots in New York and Los Angeles, to name a few. "Access Hollywood " is produced by NBC and distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution. www.accesshollywood.com
About Sofitel LA: Sofitel Los Angeles , an Accor hotel, boasts 295 newly renovated guest rooms, many with views of the legendary Hollywood sign. The hotel, located across from the Beverly Center in the West Hollywood district, offers easy access to Beverly Hills , Hollywood , Santa Monica , the beaches, and a wide variety of the city’s renowned destinations. www.sofitella.com
About Best Buddies: Dedicated to enhancing the lives pf people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrated employment. There are over 1,300 chapters in the US and international, as well as in high schools and colleges. Board of Directors include Carl Lewis, Bret Ratner (Rat Entertainment) and Josh Hartnett (VP NBC Development Corp.) www.bestbuddies.org
About Lollipop Theater Network: Brings the magic of movies – currently in theaters- to children hospitalized nationwide due to life-threatening illnesses. LOLLIPOP has screened over 145 films and is able to provide smiles to pediatric patients in over 15 states. Celebrity visits include Anne Hathaway, Amanda Bynes, Steve Carell, Ice Cube, Dakota Fanning, Katharine McPhee, and more. www.lollipoptheater.org
About The Actors Fund: A nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals - both performers and those behind the scenes - in performing arts and entertainment. Founded in 1882, The Fund assists those in film, theatre, television, music, opera, and dance with a broad spectrum of programs including comprehensive social services, health services, supportive and affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, employment and training services, and skilled nursing and assisted living care. The Actors Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis, or transition. Please visit The Actors Fund on the web at www.actorsfund.org
About On 3 Productions: A driving force behind the introduction and popularity of celebrity gifting, On 3 produces the official gift lounges backstage at The Tony Awards, The Independent Spirit Awards, The Daytime Emmy Awards and more. www.on3productions.com