Manolo Blahnik Shows Off Sketching Skills On “The Martha Stewart” Show. Manolo Blahnik, shoe designer of “Sex and the City” fame, was mentioned – and appeared – on another TV show. The founder of his self-named, high-end shoe brand was a guest on “The Martha Stewart Show” last Friday. Blahnik reportedly hates the term “muse,” but it seemed as though host Martha Stewart was his on the show. He demonstrated his design process of sketching a one-of-a-kind shoe in front of a live studio audience on canvas with paint. After the spontaneous sketch, Stewart asked him what the inspiration was behind the sketch of a brown high heel. “You. And the show and food,” he said. Blahnik’s food inspiration came in the form of the milkshakes Stewart and he made, reportedly an obsession of Blahnik’s, when he and Martha created two different shakes, Coconut-Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pecan. The shoe designer also talked about growing up and how he got his start in the shoe business. He started sketching shoes when he was about six or seven years old, he told Stewart, and his mother also made her own shoes. “During the war, my mommy didn’t get the things that she liked so she made herself (espadrilles),” Blahnik said.”So she was very, very sort of crafty in that way.” He also told Stewart the engineering behind making his shoes. “(Engineering) takes a long time. Shoes are different than dresses in a sense that shoes takes a lot of months to do technically. To get the heel correct.” “I can imagine,” Stewart responded. “Just figuring out how the heel can bear the weight of a 130-pound woman, right? It’s amazing.”
Martha Stewart, Brendan Fraser Go “Tricking And Treating” On New Halloween Special. Halloween is just a month away and Martha Stewart is getting ready to premiere her brand new primetime special dedicated to the holiday filled tips for the best tricks and treats Martha-style. “Tricking and Treating with Martha Stewart” will feature crafting everything from costumes, to home decorations, party ideas, and even recipes for Halloween-themed foods, including spiders viewers will want to have a bite of. Of course, Martha won’t be celebrating alone. She’s brought along a very special guest, Brendan Fraser of “The Mummy” films, to help. He’ll also be mummified by the domestic diva herself when they both prep an easy Mummy costume from scratch. “Halloween is one of my very, very favorite times of year,” Stewart told AHN earlier this month. She also said Fraser is “the perfect celebrity for Halloween and the stuff we do is just extraordinary and it’s going to be a smashing hit.” Martha’s one-hour primetime special, “Tricking and Treating with Martha Stewart,” premieres Sunday, October 10 at 9pm ET/PT, 8pmC on Hallmark Channel.
Katy Perry is to guest star in ‘The Simpsons’. The pop star ‘ whose planned appearance on children TV show ‘Sesame Street’ was axed after complaints it was too sexy ‘ will appear with the residents of Springfield in a special live action segment. The usually animated characters ‘ which include Homer, Bart and Lisa ‘ are to appear as puppets in a segment of the episode, which will air in the US on December 5. Katy will play the girlfriend of cantankerous bartender Moe and will also be seen by viewers leading ‘The Simpsons’ characters in a rendition of ‘The 39 Days of Christmas’, believed to be a spoof of the festive classic ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. The 25-year-old singer ‘ who shot her scenes in mid-September – will be joined in the episode by TV host Martha Stewart, who will appear as a cartoon version of herself. Executive producer Al Jean told our source: ‘n the wake of Elmo’s terrible betrayal, ‘The Simpsons’ puppets wish to announce they stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry.’ In her ‘Sesame Street’ appearance ‘ a clip of which was released on YouTube ahead of its intended TV broadcast – Katy was seen performing a version of her hit ‘Hot N Cold’ with red puppet Elmo, whilst wearing a low-cut yellow dress which showed off her cleavage. Bosses decided to cut the segment after a flood of complaints from parents concerned it was too sexual for young viewers. However, Katy has received a message of support – from Elmo. The puppet said: ‘Elmo loves Ms. Katy and we had a good time. So we’ll have another play date.”
Martha Stewart Talks Her Big Move To The Hallmark Channel Martha Stewart, author, television host, and all-around media mogul and lifestyle guru, is packing up her daytime talk show and moving it to the Hallmark Channel. If there’s anyone who you can trust to relocate their things in perfect condition, it’s Martha Stewart. Stewart debuted her Emmy Award-winning “Martha” back in 2005 which, across its past five seasons, has featured more tips than a needle factory. Her daily edutainment program provided audiences all the cooking and crafting wisdom she’s filled books, magazines, and the heads of millions of eager fans with thirty years ago. For the show’s sixth season, “Martha” is heading to the Hallmark Channel, along with a whole slew of Stewart-branded programming. But Stewart says that for her new home on Hallmark, there’s not much redecorating needed to be done. “There’s no reason to make changes other than total evolution of the show,” Stewart told our source. “We want to be the same wonderful, informative show that we’ve always been with some very exciting new twists.” For half the day, Hallmark essentially becomes the Martha Stewart Network, along with episodes of “From Martha’s Kitchen,” “From Martha’s Home,” and “From Martha’s Garden,” as well as “Everyday Food,” and the new “Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn,” Executive Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnivision. She’s even bringing daughter Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt along for the ride. The two Sirius radio personalities, who also hosted the Stewart-skewering show “Whatever Martha,” will head the not-your-mother’s-talk-show “Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer.” But the new franchise Stewart is even more excited about is “Martha Stewart Presents,” a new interview program that will give audiences even more reason to wonder if Stewart and Diane Sawyer are the same person. Stewart will sit down with some of the most fascinating people in entertainment, politics and culture. First up is “The Women Who Dress America,” which features Martha sitting down with female fashion icons Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Tory Burch and Jenna Lyons. “The four designers are fantastic talent and also very interesting women and I think they come across as such on the program,” Stewart said of the special, which premieres September 19th on Hallmark. “I think they’re going to be pleased and I think their fans are going to be very pleased. They’re presented in a way that you really haven’t seen them before.” With the Hallmark Channel now becoming the home of Martha Stewart, the 69-year-old (can you believe it?) is as confident as ever as she caps off her year with more illustrious projects than ever. Also to look forward to this year are two brand new holiday specials from Stewart featuring the seasonal entertaining tips she’s known for. Who knew about brining your turkey and what a cheesecloth was before Martha? For her two new specials, Stewart takes on Halloween and Christmas with all new craft and cooking ideas. “We just finished our Halloween special and Halloween is one of my very, very favorite times of year,” Stewart said. “I can’t tell you who’s in it but it is the perfect celebrity for Halloween and the stuff we do is just extraordinary and it’s going to be a smashing hit.” “We’re also already working on our Christmas special which you will adore,” Stewart says. “It’s really great and it’ll get you through those holidays.” Don’t whatever Martha. She knows exactly what she’s talking about. “The Martha Stewart Show” debuts on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, September 13th.
For New York strippers and entertainers, Carmen Electra and Megan Fox top the list for “Strippers Most Wanted Pole Partners”. According to a survey conducted on girls of Scores NYC, the pole-dancing ladies were asked what celebs they would most like to have “join them on the pole”. While teen pop singer Miley Cyrus didn’t make the Top 10 even despite her pole dancing debut earlier this year, Kendra Wilkinson was no where on the list – Even as the creator of Kendra’s Sport Pole. At the top, however, was Continue reading →
Ethan Bortnick – 8 Year Old Pianist, Musician, Composer, Actor, Artist. Born December 24, 2000 Ethan Bortnick is a Pianist, Composer, entertainer and actor who loves to entertain. He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs/pieces of music that are being published. Ethan plays Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Children’s music. Ethan has appeared on Oprah, the Tonight show with Jay Leno (Multiple times), Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and last night on the last shows that Jay Leno hosted and many more national and international programs . He has performed both live and televised concerts, both National and International. His range of music is remarkable, he has performed and led symphony orchestra’s and opened at the Kick-off show at the Hard Rock Arena, for Nelly Furtado’s recent tour. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Josh Groban, Santana, Natalie Cole, Nelly Furtado, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The pointer Sisters and Many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people. Ethan has performed for the inauguration of the 111th congress and Speaker Pelosi as the Sole performer, and the list goes on…. Ethan has raised record amounts for children’s charities and recently raised $12,000,000 for Miami children’s hospital, where they saved his Little Brother with 2 heart surgeries. He also recently co-hosted a Telethon raising over $8,000,000 for the charity and getting a worldwide viewership of over 20,000,000 viewers on this Live TV program. Ethan’s accomplishments are comparable to those of well-known established musicians and entertainers, but………………… he’s only 8 Years old………..
Sampling of Recent Performances and Appearances:
Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno THREE times.
Appeared on The OPRAH Show
Appeared on Martha Stewart, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition,
Performed as the only performer for the Dinner to celebrate the swearing in of the 111th Congress and Nancy Pelosi.
Hard Rock Live – Opened for Nelly Furtado on her tour Kickoff (performed 5 songs)
Appeared on all Major Networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS Television.
Performed/Opened for/with Beyonce, Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, Santana, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Wyclef Jean, Gloria Gaynor and many more…
Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon.Performed at the American Airlines Arena (Over 20,000 people)
Sold Out Solo Performances on a 4 day tour. Performed his own 75 minute show for a sold out crowd on all 4 dates.
Sold Out Performace at the Sydney Convention Center (Australia)
Charities (Participated and/or performed)
One X One with Matt Damon, Santana, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean and others.
Lili Claire Foundation
American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club
Kids in Distress
“Heart 4 Heart” Foundation
Children in the Arts
Miami Childrens Hospital – Diamond Ball raising over $12,000,000 with Beyonce, Smokey Robinson and Gloria Gaynor.
Our Daily Bread Mission
Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation
For Inquiries and/or performance inquiries, please contact:
Gene or Hannah Bortnick
CD and DVD produced by Lily Saborit – Savor Records