John Garcia's THE COLUMN is very honored to announce today that they will be hosting a very special homecoming/VIP reception for TV/Stage/Film star Michael Urie on the opening night of his critically acclaimed one man show, Buyer & Cellar, which opens Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, Buyer & Cellar is part of the Off Broadway On Flora Series with AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)
The premiere socially conscious luxury event—EcoLuxe Lounge—celebrated the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees & Presenters while raising awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles. (more...)
After a wildly successful first year, Paul Stein and THE SOLO COLLECTIVE (L.A.'s only Solo Collective company) in residence at VS. THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce its second annual SOLO COLLECTIVE, with three solo shows performing this Fall: Opening with the World Premiere of Antonio Sacre's THE STORYTELLER; a special return engagement of Drew Droege's BRIGHT PATTERNS AND BOLD COLORS and closing with the world premiere of Carla Cackowski's GAL INVINCIBLE. Antonio Sacre in THE STORYTELLER, directed by Paul Stein, will preview on Sunday, September 7 and will open on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, September 28 at the new home of VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President and respected veteran motion picture marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been named the Fall 2014 O.L. Halsell Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. The announcement was made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett. (more...)
Beverly Hills, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces that Colin Keenan, a highly-respected real estate manager, has been named Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of the company's first California brokerage in Beverly Hills. The firm expanded its operations to California earlier this year and expects to open more offices in the near future. (more...)
Dustin Cumming and his partners Monty Beisel and Camille Anderson of Cumming, Beisel and Partners of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate bring to market the exclusive offering of 611 Coronado Avenue, Coronado for $3,600,000. (more...)
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the third consecutive year, the Jose Iturbi Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is pleased to support this year's John Williams: Maestro of the Movies Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, at 8 PM. Williams, the incomparable film composer, returns to conduct many of his most beloved movie hits, including music from Star Wars, and to pay tribute to some of the classic stars. Williams is joined by special guest Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted). (more...)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters.
BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)
Comedy Works is celebrating its 5-year Anniversary at the Landmark -- just a little late (345 days) -- because we did not want to celebrate without our good friend -- George Lopez -- who helped us open the club in October of 2008. (more...)
WE tv today announced the series greenlight of Sex Box for an early 2015 exclusive U.S. premiere. Produced by Relativity Television, and adapted from the UK series of the same name, Sex Box is an extreme therapy reality concept that lets couples discuss their relationship issues with a panel of experts and then retire to a camera-free, soundproof box on the show's set to have sex. They emerge to immediately discuss their experiences in the box and most intimate personal issues with the experts, as the cameras roll before a studio audience. The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes. (more...)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) (BAFTA Los Angeles), announced that award winning actor, Rob Brydon will be hosting the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America, for the second year in a row. (more...)
Beverly Hills, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As Pierce Brosnan announced last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Relativity Studios will soon be entering pre-production on a sequel to THE NOVEMBER MAN in advance of its nationwide debut on August 27 th, 2014. Brosnan will reprise his role as the lead character in the films based on Bill Granger's bestsellingNovember Manbook series. Beau St. Clair and Brosnan will produce through their Irish Dreamtime banner with Sriram Das of Das Films. (more...)
Chart-topping teen singing sensation Austin Mahone is featured in the July 2014 issue of YRB Magazine wearing Robin's Jean Motard biker pants in white Madonna wash styled by celebrity fashion stylist, Darius Baptist. (more...)
Time to pull out those comfy knit sweaters and riding boots you've been missing all year long because E! brings viewers fresh new shows and specials, along with greatly anticipated returning series and much more this Fall. (more...)
'There's always an ugly side to beauty.' - Jan Moran
Jan Moran, a bestselling author and beauty industry veteran, debuts on Amazon with 'Flawless: A Hostile Beauty Novel,' which is a new contemporary novel based on the skincare industry with an insider's view to seldom seen, behind-the-scenes action. 'Flawless' is published by Briarcliffe Press, which published Moran's previous novel, 'Scent of Triumph,' a historical fiction title based on the perfume industry and recently acquired by St. Martin's Press for a March, 2015 publication. Jan Moran also created the Scentsa in-store touch-screen programs recently acquired by Sephora cosmetic stores. Learn more at www.JanMoran.com.
'Flawless' garners praise from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster, who states: 'Moran creates a captivating world of glamour, romance, and intrigue. A breathtakingly real look at the cut-throat world of the beauty industry. An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more.'
Author Jan Moran adds: 'In the Hostile Beauty series, readers follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, the Hostile Beauty series is an engaging series that features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.' 'Flawless' is the first novel in the series, and is also a stand-alone book.
'Flawless' tells the story of Verena Valent, a young woman at the helm of her family's legendary Swiss skincare company, which caters to a glamorous clientele in the heart of Beverly Hills. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion into Asia when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
Amazon will launch 'Flawless' worldwide in Kindle and trade paperback for a ninety-day exclusive beginning August 17, 2015.
Jan Moran is the author of several books including 'Fabulous Fragrances I and II,' which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. As a fragrance and beauty expert, she has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, InStyle, and O Magazine, and has spoken before prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Perfumers. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers' Program, studying fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting.
Flawless: A Hostile Beauty Novel
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Series: Hostile Beauty (#1)
Pub Date: August 15, 2015
Publisher: Briarcliffe Press
Binding: Trade Paperback
Formats: ebooks, print
Price: US $13.99 trade paperback
Review Copies: NetGalley
Available: Amazon worldwide
Contact: Jan Moran
Other Works by Jan Moran
Fabulous Fragrances I (1992)
Fabulous Fragrances II (2000)
Beauty Mark: A Hostile Beauty Novel (December 2014)
Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion (March 2015) (more...)
Stuart Weitzman introduces SWxYOU: Perfect Pumps a customization program that gives shoe lovers the opportunity to create their ideal pointy-toe pump ranging in height from kitten heel to high heel to towering stiletto. The limited-edition program launched on Wednesday, August 13 th, exclusively at www.stuartweitzman.com and will only be available for two weeks. (more...)