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'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 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 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!