Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Emmys and Mystery Man!!!!

I am sure everyone knows by now that The Bold and Beautiful won an Emmy for Best Drama Series. But did you also know that I filmed walking the red carpet and us jumping up and down on the stage after we found out? Well, if you haven't seen that video yet, I really suggest that you do! It's a keeper! (scroll down and you'll see it)

Also, here is a picture of me and a mystery man...does anyone know who this is? Can you send me your guesses and...where are we? Now, I kind of gave it away in posts on Facebook, but still let's have some fun with this! So who is this and where are we? and why? Be as specific as you can and let's see who can figure it out!


Also, what do you think of this great video? Doesn't it just make you so happy? It sure makes us happy and Thank you so much for watching The Bold and the Beautiful!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Behind the Crown...Royalty Photos!

Just two photos from behind the scenes of the royalty episodes!

Hey, did you know we go back to work next week...and right before that it's the Day Time Emmys and the Annual Bold and Beautiful Fan Event. I am really excited because I have received notes that lots of you are coming. Make sure to bring your cameras! Let's see how many photos we can post all over the internet! I think we can top 100 photos. Are you up for the challenge?!

And in case you didn't get this video that Texas took during the Royalty photo shoot, which was first posted on my CBS blog, check it out...and don't you love his "faceoff" as he calls it. He is really cute.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My first video for our new CBS Blog!

Here is my first video for our new CBS Blog!

I am going to start posting more video blogs, as you'll see you can say and do so much more than print! In this video I go through a few of my favorite B&B scenes, outfits, and hairdos. I would really love to hear yours...we are collect them and I am planning something fun with it. So tell me whatever you can so I can recall the episode...! And if you actually have a picture, and you also are on FaceBook, please send post it on my wall and tag me and of course tell me!

As you might know, our Fan Event is the end of August and just around the corner! I hope to see you there...

Friday, June 5, 2009

What does Bill want from Donna and Why?

The burning question that many of you may be thinking about...What does Bill want from Donna and Why?

If you are scratching your head at this question. Ok, here's the brief back-story.

Bill, a wealthy, powerful (and kinda cute) man comes into Eric's life to take over his company. Eric refuses and so the battle begins (for the company). But wait, maybe that's not the only battle. Along the way Bill notices Donna...Ok...so...what's he doing about it? You'll have to stay tuned of course to see what happens but now, for fun, let's discuss his motives! Oh how juicy!!!!

So, the question:

What does Bill want from Donna and Why?

Also, Please don't forget to join me on Facebook. I am getting close to 5,000 fans. My goal is 10,000 by the Fall. Do you think I can do it? Maybe I'll have to come up with a prize, like posting a picture of some kind if we get there...hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My trip to Militello Val di Catania

I just got back from my trip from Lucerne, Switzerland and Militello Val di Catania, Sicily Italy. I went there with my family: my sister Rebecca, her daughter Sienna, and my parents. Yes, I am very jet lagged!

First, I was in Lucerne for The Rose d’Or Festival, held annually and according to their web site:

draws the best of the year's new entertainment and television programming. It also boasts the most important business rendezvous platform for the onscreen entertainment community. Entry forms for the Rose d’Or competition are sent to more than 2000 producers and broadcasters, internationally.


And then, I was in Militello Val di Catania for one week to receive my honorary citizenship along with attend countless parties! I stayed in my uncle Giuseppe's house where my aunt Paola cooked every imaginable Sicilian dish. It was great! I also learned a little Italian and Sicilian. In the following posts, I'll be sure to include some great food photos from my sister along with traditional Sicilian recipes. I love Sicilian food and wine. It's incredible delicious.

Here is one of the interviews:

video

Monday, April 27, 2009

Packing my high heels for Europe!

I am getting ready to fly to Europe. I will be presenting an award for Rose D'Or Academy 2009 in Lucerne, Switzerland for their 49th festival for entertainment Television programming. Wish me luck!!!!!

When those activities are over, I will fly to Catania, Sicily and start on part II of my European tour.

I will return to my great grandmother's hometown where I will have the opportunity to see the home where she lived and all of the beautiful churches. (Yes, I think there are 23 churches in this town.) I will attend the St. Nicole church where my great grandmother was baptized and attended services. I will be sure to tell you all about these events.

My uncle Giuseppe owns and works at the "best" bar in town. I will be able to enjoy the delicious coffee and pastries they make and serve. If you know my sister Rebecca, you might know that she is very involved with writing cookbooks, making food videos, and owns food companies. She wants to me to get my hand full of flour, so I will try! I plan to take many photos so that you will see this first hand on this blog.

It is also here that I am receiving a very special gift from Sicily...I'll tell you all about it when I blog so stay tuned.

Please check out the soap opera articles (in print, online, facebook and twitter and all over). I might be there. Also check out the Rose D' Or website. Please let me know what you find!!!! OK!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Here's another goof ball video. Did I just ask someone to go to BED with me! Oh my....

From Crackle: lighting and Italian

The beauty of learning a new language is you can almost say anything without being embarrassed. I mean afterall you are trying and attempting to communicate so it's only natural you would make mistakes! Well, this one "mistake" was a little more deliberate, but that's ok! All in good fun!!

I am pretty sure I am saying, "Do you want to come back to my bed..."

Have you ever been in this situation? And if you have, tell me the story...I want to post a few on my Facebook page to share with everyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Anniversary Party & Speaking a little Italian/Spanish mix

Ok. Here is a video at the Bold and Beautiful Anniversary Party where we get caught speak in a little Italian and Spanish. I am trying really hard...and if you understand these languages at all you'll see...I get them completely mixed up. But, the good news is...I do announce that I am going to Sicily in May...(or I sort of announce it because I don't really understand the question!) But I am going to Sicily in May!

More photos and videos are coming...and yes for those of you that know I am a little under the weather, I am getting better. Today I can speak again!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tongue Twisters: a battle to find the very best!

I got some great replies to the blog "learning from the best" and it really got me thinking of all the cool tongue twisters out there...

And since we are lucky enough to have an international following on this blog and on Bold and Beautiful...I thought it would be really neat to share some of the best tongue twisters from around the world. And then let's compare them!

Do tongue twisters have a recurring theme?
Do tongue twisters have to make sense?
And who can speak tongue twisters better: kids or adults...and why?!

So, share this with as many people as you know so we get all kinds of feedback!

And please let the tongue twister games begin!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Learning from the Best!

I have to say when you get a chance to work with someone like Betty White and Susan Flannery, not only is it memorable, but you can also learn quite a lot.

When were we working together last year, I couldn't get out one of my lines fast enough during rehearsals. The line was:

"Pam belongs behind bars"

Try saying that 3 times really fast! (and do you remember the episode? If so, take your best guess and send it in!)

Anyway Betty and Susan laughed and laughed at me because I kept messing up!!! Betty told me she came to the set just to watch me do this scene even though she wasn't even in it. She just wanted to see if I could get the line out once and for all.

I'll admit, it was pretty funny. By the time I did a few more practice runs, we were all laughing pretty hard.

Thank goodness when we actually got to the taping, I did get the line out in one take!

And to top it off, Susan said-all the while laughing-"Jennifer why didn't you just change the line to something easier?"

Hmmmm...Maybe next time I'll do just that!

And did you ever have a moment where you couldn't get out exactly what you wanted to say? I'd love to hear that I am not the only one!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jen's Oscar Picks!

Let's have some fun here and see if any of my picks make a win. And if you want, I'd love to hear your reasoning for who should win too...Hurry up because the big day is this weekend!!!

Oh and if you have extra time after submitting your Picks, would you mind translating this magazine cover? Someone already told me it says Bold and Beautiful...anything else I should know?!

Cannot wait to see if we get any of these picks correct?!

Best Picture
Milk - because it's inspiring and made me cry at the end (spoiler alert) and yes for those that know me, I did have to take aspirin afterwards...

Best Director
Would prefer to stay neutral...I am sure you can imagine, but if you twisted my arm, I would then have to pick...Danny Boyle. Slumdog Millionaire was AWESOME!

Best Actor
Brad Pitt - what an amazing talent. And I loved him old and young alike. And being married to an older man on the show, perhaps this touched my soul a bit.

Best Actress
Angelina Jolie - because she was so convincing and her pain was heart breaking. I don't have kids but this situation seemed impossible and it moved me deeply.

And just an aside...aren't Brad and Angelina like the most beautiful people on the planet? ok...back to the picks...


Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger - because this performance was breathtaking and his last. I think the two combined really sent shivers down my spine.

Best Supporting Actress
Taraji P. Henson - because she made me want to be a better person after watching her act! and she originally studied engineering! How cool is that?! Smart & beautiful.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Twestival Los Angeles...and a cool B&B PSA!

I wanted to share this very cool PSA that Bold and Beautiful did for an amazing cause...it's called Twestival Los Angeles. You might have seen this floating about on my twitter and Facebook account and I decided, based on the feedback which was overwhelming, to include it on my personal blog as well.



Here are the details...

Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. That's one in six of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many communities in developing nations could have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. Just $20 can provide clean water for a person in a developing country for 20 years.

This Thursday, February 12, more than 100 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, will be hosting a Twestival to bring attention to Charity: Water. (What’s a Twestival? An event organized on the social network Twitter.com.) These events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised from ticket sales, online donations, and other efforts will go directly to support Charity: Water projects. Charity: Water currently has projects in Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Me & Radio: talking with Olivia Wilder

In case you didn't catch the radio show I did last night with Olivia Wilder, here is your chance to listen to it now! It was lots of fun and the topics were diverse...from Bold and Beautiful to being half naked on the show, going commando (did I really admit to this?), sneaking out as kids and well, all that fun that happens when you get a few girls together to talk.

I'd love to hear your thoughts about the show, and yes, my sister Rebecca - who you have heard about - dropped in to chat too...it was our 2 for 1 deal for Olivia...and she definitely had her hands full! We had some great calls in from all over, including Sammy all the way from Australia! She almost skipped work for the event!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yours for a day and watching the pounds!

Have you ever wondered about all that cool clothing you see in the media and special events. Many of them, like the dress in this picture, are borrowed for the day! What that means is the dresses might need to be adjusted ever so slightly to make the perfect fit, and it also means "you get what you get!"

Now, why am I bringing this up?

I realized two days ago and even posted it on Facebook that I had gained a few pounds on my parents road trip! And for me, who is usually in skimpy clothing, even 2 pounds can make a difference! And of course wardrobe has their work cut out for them too if they need to loosen waistlines!

But, now that I am back home and at the gym 5 days a week, the pounds will melt! So what do I do to stay in shape? I drink lots of water and reduce my fat and carb intake! I don't go crazy but I keep it in check.

So far I haven't come up with a perfect science for what to eat to stay healthy...but I'd love to hear your ways of staying in shape! And how about if YOU ever had to borrow anything clothing and what that was like!

And I just signed up for twitter! I am figuring it out so stay tuned!

And don't forget to check out my blog on B&B where I finally got to post my sista's chili recipe!

Preview:


What's hotter than...Super-bowl Chili Sandwiches!

Well, I am sure we can think of a few things (like Donna in Pam's bathing suit!), but let's face it, with the super-bowl around the corner it's the perfect time to share a really awesome recipe!

So, with a little begging I got my sister to part with this cool (I mean HOT) recipe. But shortly after she gave it to me, she posted it on facebook. Go figure. And it took me days to convince her...hee hee. Check out My Official Bold and Beautiful Blog!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Donna Logan becomes an honorary citizen of Militello, Sicily!

I really cannot read what this paper says so we'll just wing it based on what I think it says...I think it says that I (aka Donna Logan) becomes an honorary citizen of Militello, Sicily. If for any reason this is way off would someone tell me?! And they mention something about my sister...but we aren't sure either. Can anyone help me out?

Did you know that Bold and Beautiful, which is called Beautiful in Italy is the most popular show? Yes, it is true! And they obviously dub it into Italian but I have heard that a lot of fans in Italy go to the internet and watch it in English to practice the language. So, how cool is it that people all over the world are learning English from B&B!

Just think...all across Italy people (including my uncle Giuseppe, his wife Paola and kids Marco and Miro) are learning words like hussie, hot tamale, sexy, honey bear, and so on...these B&B frequently used words are now basically being taught to everyone! Don't you love it!!! I think it is really, really cool!

So this week for Donna has really been about Pam and that bikini. I guess it is a sign of the times that Donna and Pam just cannot seem to connect on a loving level...and I suppose Donna should just be thankful that Pam didn't fill the bikini lining with hot red pepper sauce...right? Could you imagine that...?! Ha ha...

And for fun, what other really neat B&B words have you heard during the course of the show? I've love to compile a list and definitions along with it...

For example: honey bear = Eric

and so on...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some road trip pictures...UPDATE!!!

From Crackle: quick sand hunt




I plan to answer all your comments tomorrow and wanted to post a few pictures of my road trip with my parents!



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Being half Naked on TV...and loving it!

I just posted an entry on Bold and Beautiful expressing how interesting it is that whenever my parents come to town I am some how half naked on national TV...??? but I know, I know what you are going to say.

You'll say that I am half naked most of the time on Bold and Beautiful and so it's only a question of playing the odds.

Fair enough, but when I am sitting right next to my parents somehow all that rationale goes right out the window!

But, I'll admit, I would take a racy Donna over a modest one any day of the week!

On the B&B blog, I mentioned this really interesting thing that happens to my mom...whenever she watches the show she starts to think that I really am Donna? Now I of course know she is half playing with me, but it is kinda funny! Even after the scene she kept asking "you weren't really naked were you?"....Now, I wont answer that!

So, I am with my parents in California this week and traveling with them to Palm Springs and in and around LA. They love coffee, so we have been to a few coffee shops! And early in the morning too!

We are on the road right now and I am making my sister type this!

I'll send her pictures along the way, and ask her to post them. Most of the pictures are coming from my blackberry so they might not be great but hopefully you will get the idea and feel like you are with us!

And if you have any fun road trip stories - TELL ME! I'd love to hear them!

And if you want to see the Bold and Beautiful entries...go to my Official Bold and Beautiful Blog!