One afternoon I received this call asking if I could do "Drone Racing" for the DRL in an empty warehouse in Nokia Bell Labs. This is also about a good 3 hours outside of New York City.
Thinking to myself what??? Why would they need makeup & hair???
In comes Abby Hornacek the host. She is also the daughter of the head couch of the New York Knicks Jeff Hornacek. She lives in Los Angeles now going to school but is trying to make it in the broadcast arena which I know all of you are going to see her & she will be a household name. She's that good :)
It's not so much ..well of course she is stunning but she is a real trouper. We had to be at this HUGE empty warehouse for at least 14 to 15 hours a day & she never complained.
Drone racing is so cool & worth looking up to watch, just saying.
It was an awesome experience & a gig I'll never forget. The people at DLR are also very cool!
What a day this was :D
OMG Don Rickles does not care what ever comes out of his mouth!
He cracked jokes so much on this job that we did we actually could use half of them.
His answer … I'm 90 years old & I can say what ever I wan….& he did.
Regis tried to step in a few times but that just wasn't happening .
The crew laughed so hard, some had to leave the room.
When Miss Piggy showed up the gig was up!!!
They both knew they were the 2 old guys in the balcony like Sesame Street.
I can't EVEN repeat some of things that came out of Don's mouth but Regis was a saint & a true gentleman.
Some good belly laughs that day!!!
A friend found this picture of Natalie Cole when I did her hair & makeup for the week to sing with "Countess Luann" for New York Housewives.
Natalie's voice was that of an angel… Luann's not so much.
When they both sang together, clearly you knew who was classically trained.
Natalie has ALWAYS been a pro to work with & I will miss her very much.
In this picture we went through 8 different red lipsticks to match her dress :)
She was so stunning that night.
Out of all her problems, she showed up on time & was a true class acts.
RIP Natalie Cole!
Let me just say how low key Dave Matthews has always been.
He is so low maintenance!
Believe it or not it does take a small effort to look rugged :D
Here is Dave getting a hair cut & beard trim at Lincoln Jazz.
My day was a piece of cake !
I would work with Bruce Willis any day of the week!
He is almost my favorite celebrity next to James Taylor.
Bruce just has a "GLOW" about him. His eyes literally sparkle… & how blue they are!
He has this bright aura all around him. He really has this calming effect on people.
Funny how he plays a real bad ass but he is so zen.
I guess just the kindness he showes toward me really makes me feel special. Love when people really look you in the eye when your talking to them.
LOVE Team Bruce :D
What a cool guy John Cena is!
We were doing lots of B Roll at Viacom for his up coming role as host of the "Teen Choice Awards"….with slim and everything :D
Just before he got there he was at Good Morning America…Get this… HOLDING Al Roker over his head & doing squats.
John is a professional wrestler & actor & now a HOST!
The dude can do anything!!!!!!
It was funny to watch him try on off the rack board shorts… his thighs are HUGE but his waist is tiny.
I would never want to piss him off :D
Filming LIVE plays are always a challenge!
Especially when there are 23 actors & 18 costume changes.
Also we can't forget 12 wigs & we streamed all of this LIVE on Saturday night.
Corbin Bleu was the lead (he was in The High School Musical) & he danced , sang & taped his heart out.
Holiday Inn was preformed from the original Studio 54. If walls could talk!!!
3 days, 50 pairs of eyelashes, 18 costume changes (2 shows on Saturday) & 23 actors…. if I had the chance I would do it all over again.
Theater people are so professional. NO mater what THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!
So imagine getting a phone call in the middle of another huge show… Can you please fly to Birmingham Alabama to work with Bob Dylan?
Well, Bob & I have a long history.. we even share the same chiropractor.
Needless to say I was on the first plane the next day & met my friend .
Bob did a fabulous song from his new album "Fallen Angels" on a very closed set.
In the mean time I asked him about accepting his Noble Prize…
Mission accomplished.. Bob went to accept his Nobel Prize & his new album is a great success.
Life is good!
The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is a TV special that airs on TeenNick but recently has been voted to be aired on all of the Nickelodeon channels except TVLand and Nick Jr. This year it will be hosted on Thanksgiving weekend, but usually is aired every December. It profiles five ordinary teens who are Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Created by chairman Nick Cannon, the show is similar to other awards shows, such as CNN's Heroes award. The HALO Awards "...flips the script and features today’s biggest celebrities giving out the awards instead of receiving them,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development of Nickelodeon. It profiles four teens who are usually seniors in high school or have just started college, that sacrificed themselves to better the lives of others.
I had the best time with Jo Jo & Nick Cannon.
The show is close to my heart as it celebrates kids that are trying to make the world a better place.
Don't we ALL need that ?
Fox is reviving the long-running “Showtime at the Apollo” as a pair of specials with Steve Harvey set to host.
A two-hour version of the classic talent showcase from New York’s Apollo Theater will be broadcast on Fox Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. A one-hour special will follow in early 2017. The specials will feature elements of the Apollo’s weekly Amateur Night competition, which has been running for 82 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five and D’Angelo.
“Showtime at the Apollo,” featuring the Amateur Night competition and performances by established stars, aired as a syndicated television show from 1987 to 2008 and featured music, comedy, dance and other acts. Harvey served as its host from 1993 to 2000.
Trudie Slyler & Sting never disappoint when it comes to throwing a party to save the rainforest.
I'm honored to be a part of this show when it's in New York City @ the legendary Carnegie Hall.
There are so many wonder musical acts & all the precedes go to such a beautiful cause.
It was an absolute blast to do makeup & hair for Gina Gershon & Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland.
Both ladies were AWESOME & how HOT are they????
And can I say "Sassy" … of course in a good way :D
What a star packed night with everyone showing up for Tony Bennett's 90th birthday.
There was everyone from Michael Buble, KD Lang, Lady Gaga, Alex Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Rufus Wainwright, Kevin Spacy, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Wonder, Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Diana Krall, Robert DeNiro, John McEnroe, even Miss Piggy :D
There was only myself & my assistant Corinne Tucci so needless to say we had our hands full but what a incredible show.
The love everyone has for Tony is unmeasurable.
He is a true legend & wonderful human being.
First let me start out by saying Tracy Morgan has been a long time friend.
I totally get him & his comedy.
We had the chance to reunite last month & it was just like we never missed a beat.
Even in his darkest days during his accident he managed to make people smile with his jokes.
His laughter is contagious. He joked he was thankful a Bob discount furniture truck didn't hit him & that a Walmart truck did :D LOVE him!!!
So happy God did not take him from us!
‘Tis the season for wigs, sequins, and piping hot vocals, because the VH1 Divas are coming to town.
On Friday night, the network decked the halls of Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre with the likes of Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, Teyana Taylor, Diana Gordon, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Remy Ma, and more for one of the most festive musical events of the season.
With iconic performances of original tunes and larger-than-life costume changes to covers of time-tested holiday classics, the full VH1 Divas: Unsilent.
Brooklyn was on fire !!!
Most all the Divas had their own glam squad but myself & team jumped in for all the dancers & did help with all haircuts & eye lashes :D.
ood start to the holidays.
What a wonderful spirit Natalie had.
I found this photo of when I did here hair & makeup for a show & it made me sad.
She was radiant that night! I matched her lips to the gorgeous gown she was wearing & she was so happy. We did go through at least 10 shades of red to get the perfect color.
I will miss her :(
What an honor to work with A.R. Rahman in New york City at The United Nations.
He had a choir of 25 beautiful musicians from India for a charity event.
It was a magical night with lovely music and VERY spicy food :D
Oh Lord … Hip Hop Honors came back after 6 years & it all came to Lincoln Center !!!
Hip Hop Legends were in the house!!
Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, Eve, Fat Joe, French Montana, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes, Little Mama, Angie Martinez, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Ashanti, Lil'Kim & Fatima Robinson.
There where some serious Queens dashing around backstage at Hip Hop Honors.
Some of the outfits were …. kind of like …. under wear :D
It was NUTS!!!
Everything was total last minute. The extraordinary choreographer Fatima Robinson called me Sunday night around 10pm asking for 10 long ponytails for her dancers… BTW the show is the next day Monday, with 3 quick changes & that was just ONE act!!
My 17 assistants & myself KILLED IT!!
We had hair flying, wigs drying, lashes glued tight & just went with the flow!
Thats how we ROLL!