Showing posts with label Kardashians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kardashians. Show all posts
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 1 comments

WHAT THE SPELL? Part I available TODAY!!!

by Brittany Geragotelis

The big day is finally here! The first part of my debut novel, WHAT THE SPELL? is available to buy and read TODAY! Yep, that's right! For just .99 cents, you can read the first hundred pages of WTS? on your e-readers! That's less than the cost of 3 coffees at Starbucks!!!! So, save a coffee bean and read a book!, (and if you can't afford to buy right now, no worries...you can still do your part by telling your friends and family about it on Facebook, Twitter and Wattpad).

Next, if you're thinking, "I'm just not sure I want to pay .99 cents to check out another witch book," you're in luck. Because I've uploaded a short story based on one of the characters from WHAT THE SPELL? that will give you an overview of what you'll get with the prequel, without giving away everything that happens in the book. THE ABBY DIARIES is free for all who want to read it, exclusively on Wattpad! But the freebies don't end there...you can also read the first two chapters of WHAT THE SPELL here to see if it's something you want to take a chance on.

Lastly, in WHAT THE SPELL? my main character, Brooklyn, gives herself a magical makeover once she comes into her witchy powers...and I'm doing the same thing over on my YouTube channel! In celebration of the e-launch, we're doing a series of magical makeovers online to show you how to get the various character's looks. We've even re-created celebrity looks like Khloe Kardashian (up now!) and Ke$ha. The vids are super fun and we'll be holding a contest to win a $100 gift certificate to Sephora, so be sure to check it out!

So, that's what's going on with me! I hope you'll continue to support me by buying your copy today and be sure to let me know what you think!

5x5,
Britt 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 0 comments

Kris Jenner....And All Things Kardashian

by Brittany Geragotelis


The Story:
You think you know her . . . 
     On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we watch Kris Jenner do it all. She runs a household, manages her children’s successful careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. How does she manage to maintain her composure, enviable elegance, and unflappable sense of humor? After raising six children of her own, in addition to being a stepmother to four and a grandmother, multitasking is Kris’s way of life. But she would have never made it without her unwavering belief in God. In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris Jenner is an open book about the good times and the rough patches.       
     If you think your life is chaotic, try keeping up with Kris Jenner.
Why It's a Must-Read: I'm Kardashian-obsessed, so I knew I had to pick up Kris' book when it came out--and I wasn't disappointed. The interesting thing about the book is that it's much less about "The Kardashians" and more about Kris' life leading up to the famous family we now know. In the book, we get an honest look at Kris as she grew up, her marriage to Robert Kardashian, her early years with Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob, the affair that eventually broke up her marriage and her relationship with OJ and Nicole Brown Simpson. That was one of the most intriguing parts of the book: learning about the friendship she and Robert (and later, she and Bruce) had with OJ and then what happened when Nicole was murdered. The book also answers the question so many haters have about her family--what are they famous for, anyway?
What a Character: After reading the book, you really begin to feel like you know Kris. And for someone who's created this phenomenal brand...well, I think we could all learn a lot from Kris Jenner.

A Little Something Extra: I've had the pleasure of meeting Kris on two separate occasions. First, when we went to the Jenner house to unveil Kendall's cover for American Cheerleader magazine, and another when the Kardashians went to cheer on Kendall and Kylie at their first cheerleading camp. I have to say....I was SO nervous to meet Kris the first time. I had nightmares for weeks that she was going to see Kendall's cover and hate it. She seems like such a momma bear and you can just tell she doesn't take crap from anyone (You'll see this in her book too. She's fiercely protective of her family). 
     But I can honestly say, Kris Jenner was so nice and sweet! She welcomed us into her home, was so gracious, kind and personable, and incredibly supportive of her kids! And at the same time, you can just tell she knows what she's doing. She runs the household like she runs her business. We had E! with us when we visited the house, and she knew exactly how to interact with the reporters and handled everything like a seasoned pro. It's hard not to admire what she's created, and I for one, could learn a lot by her business savvy and can-do attitude.

Follow her on Twitter @KrisJenner and then go out and buy her book!

5x5,
B.

The K Girls with Bruce!

Sunday, August 21, 2011 0 comments

Weddings: the good, the bad and the ugly

by Brittany Geragotelis

So, this past weekend seemed to be all about weddings. Not only did my totally awesome friend, Amanda get married to her longtime best friend and girlfriend, Melissa in a super gorgeous, fun and touching ceremony at the Botanical Gardens, but Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries on Saturday in a lavish and star-studded event that will air on the E! network in October.

This got me thinking about weddings in general and all the different touches each ceremony has that makes it special. Here's a roundup of some of the most legendary celebrity weddings in the last 10 years.

Kim Kardashian marries Kris Humphries
The ceremony included over 450 guests including Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan with mom Dina and sister Ali, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mel B, Brittny Gastineau, The Spin Crowd's Jonathan Cheban, Mario Lopez, Ciara, Joe Francis, George Lopez and Serena Williams. The bride wore a total of three dresses throughout the night (all Vera Wang) and guests enjoyed Wolfgang Puck creations for dinner, which kicked off with a buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad with basil and "tomato chips"; followed by a choice of hand-formed agnolotti with sweet corn mascarpone and summer truffles, or roast chicken with Yukon Gold potato puree, caramelized brussels sprouts and summer truffles. The wedding will be broadcast on E! in October in a two-hour special and photos will be shown exclusively in People magazine this week.

Prince William & Kate Middleton
The whole world tuned in to watch the Prince and his princess swap vows earlier this year, and with over 1,900 guests, this couldn't be described as an intimate affair. Celeb guests included Victoria and David Beckham and Elton John. The ceremony cost an estimated $70 million.



Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Despite that it was his second wedding and Katie's first, the event certainly wasn't mission impossible. For about $2 million, TomKat got married in a castle outside of Rome, Italy, and enjoyed a delectible 5-course feast. Celebs who attended included Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, and again....the Jada Pinkett-SmithBeckhams.




Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt
Their fairytale romance may have ended in divorce (we're looking at you Angelina!), but at least the beginning of their marriage was beautiful. In a ceremony estimated at miniscule $1 million, Jenn and Brad enjoyed the company of celebrity friends like Cameron Diaz, Selma Hayek, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer. The night ended in fireworks...literally. Hmmm, come to think of it, so did their marriage.

Victoria and David Beckham
They might not be royalty, but these two sure act like it. The soccer stud and former spice girl were married in a $800K ceremony, which included 250 guests. The duo sat on red velvet thrones throughout the evening and Victoria's train was 20-feet long. Guests were serenaded by Elton John before enjoying fireworks.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
The No Doubt frontrunner wore a beautiful Christian Dior gown that went from white and faded into pink (my kind of girl) and her rocker husband chose to have his sheepdog to accompany him. The ceremony took place in London, but two weeks later, the couple had an additional ceremony in LA for all their stateside friends, which included Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller.

5x5,
B.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 0 comments

Cheer camp with the Kardashians....

by Brittany Geragotelis

So, a week ago, I headed off to Ontario, CA, to go to The Spirit Consultants cheer camp with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Corinne Foxx. The week was long and full of screaming girls, but totally worth it, because I was able to get a really sweet segment on Access Hollywood about Kendall being on our cover in May and Corinne being our December cover girl. Yay me!

But what was SUPER exciting was that on the last day of camp, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" was filming at the camp! And get this: the whole Kardashian clan was there. Well, except for Kim. She must have been off figuring out last-minute details for her fabulous wedding, which is less than a week away! But the rest of them were there....here's the run-down:
Kris, Bruce, Mason, Kourtney, Khloe and Lamar!

The girls looked beautiful as always and I even scored some one-on-one time with Kourtney, talking to her about how she was the perfect size to be a cheerleader. She explained that there wasn't a cheer squad when Kim and her were in school, but that they took dance classes for a few weeks during that time. It turns out, Kourtney was actually a big soccer player. But she was super psyched to see Kendall and Kylie in their element.

She wasn't the only one though...Khloe was taking pictures the entire time and then later posted them on her blog. And when the girls first came out onto the floor to compete in the camp cheer contest, Lamar attempted to do a high kick. Granted with limbs as long as his (I went up to his hip), he nearly fell down in the process.

Everyone was SO nice and they were all so proud of Kendall and Kylie! You could tell that they're really a family that cheers on each other. Anyway.....here are some pics I took from the VIP section of the camp. Yep, that's right...I was in the same section as the Kardashians! They don't have a cheer magazine reality show yet...don't you think they should?

5x5,
B.

Friday, May 27, 2011 6 comments

A $2 million dollar engagement ring?

by Brittany Geragotelis

By now the whole world's probably heard that Kim Kardashian is about to be made into an honest woman. Yes, after a whopping 6 months of dating (five months longer than the dating time-frame of her younger sister Khloe and Lamar), NBA player Kris Humphries popped the question to the Kardashian Mogul last week on May 18th. Yes, you read that right...they got engaged on MY BIRTHDAY! That makes the news extra special!

The other thing that's special about the engagement? Uh, the 20.5 carats that's now sitting on her finger and the reported $2 mill that Kris paid to get her to say "yes!" After that, I got curious about what other celeb's rings were like. Here's a rundown of some of the hottest celebs and the rocks that made them want to don a wedding dress.


Khloe Kardashian (& Lamar Odom); Cost: $850,000; Carats: 9

















Ashlee Simpson (& Pete Wentz); Cost: $150,000; Carats: 4
















Reese Witherspoon (& Jim Tosh); Cost: $250,000; Carats: 4
















Paris Hilton (& Paris Kasidokostas Latsis); Cost: $4,700,000; Carats: 24



















Nicole Richie (& Joel Madden); Cost: $75,000; Carats: 6






















Katie Holmes (& Tom Cruise); Cost: $100,000; Carats: 6
















Katherine Heigl (& Josh Kelley); Cost: $65,000; Carats: 4















Kristen Bell (& Dax Shepard); Cost: $100,000; Carats: 3
















Heidi Klum (& Seal); Cost: $150,000; Carats: 10
















Gisele Bundchen (& Tom Brady); Cost: $145,000; Carats: 5













Christina Aguilera (& Jordan Bratman); Cost: $78,500; Carats: 5


















Carrie Underwood (& Mike Fisher); Cost: $150,000; Carats: 5










Beyonce (& Jay-Z); Cost: $5,000,000; Carats: 18












Jennifer Anniston (& Brad Pitt); Cost: $500,000
















So, which ring is your fave? Leave your answer in the comments below!


5x5,
B.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 1 comments

I've been a bad, bad blogger....

by Brittany Geragotelis

First off, I know I have some serious apologizing to do. My life has gotten crazy insane lately: I've been hot in the middle of writing Life's a Witch, which is coming along nicely, but since I'm publishing it as I go, there's a lot of pressure for me to get things right the first time. I've been having to edit it as I go along, which is new for me, because I usually wait until the end to do this. So, it's taking a lot more of my attention away than usual.

I've also been away the past few weeks on business trips. First, to beautiful Hell-A to do a photo shoot with the beautiful and sassy Francia Raisa from "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." I'd never seen the show before, but when I found out we'd be shooting her for the cover, I gave myself a crash-course in the very popular ABC Family show. At first, I thought it was silly....basically "7th Heaven" only preggers. But the more I watched, the more obsessed I got. So now, I am officially a fan, and meeting Francia (who plays Adrian on the show) was a real treat. She was very sweet, a little sassy (in a good way), and totally up to play dress up. And whereas I've run into some trouble in the past when asking actresses about their personal/love lives (some have basically shut down the interview!), Francia wasn't afraid to dish on this side of herself. You'll have to wait for the feature to read exactly what she said, but it was a great time.

Next, we headed over to Universal Studios for a shoot for our back-to-school fashion with the cast of Blue Crush 2. I'll let you in on a little secret....usually when you go to celebrity shoots, the stars are perfectly nice and professional. We have a great time, but in the end we all know that they're doing a job and we never really connect in a real, meaningful way. Don't get me wrong, with some of the people we've shot, I really would have loved to become friends with them outside the realm of the entertainment world...but it doesn't happen often. This shoot was totally different.

So, the star of the movie is Sasha Jackson, a beautiful blond from the UK. I met her for the first time when she came into the office with my contact at NBC/Universal for the Bring It On movies. Right away, I knew she was different than most actresses. Sasha was HILARIOUS (in an amazingly inappropriate way), she has THE best accent, but can switch to an American accent seamlessly. She's gorgeous, has this teeny-tiny little figure, while not looking like skelatore. In short: the girl is freaking awesome!

But again, I didn't know if this was just her doing her job promoting the film or really just her coming through in the meeting. When we eventually got to the shoot at Universal, I realized that this is just Sasha. She's friendly. She's outgoing. She's real. Sasha will be a total professional when the situation calls for it, but when she gets to know you, she's got a dirty kind of humor and won't censor herself around you. This kind of honesty had us in stitches and to be honest—we all sort of had girl crushes on her. While on set, we goofed around, hung out, talked about dating, our personal lives, dancing around our rooms to loud music and bonded over our mutual love of McDonald's. This time, when we left the shoot (and our new fave starlet) behind, I think we actually had a friend. We're now friends on FB and I have the luxury of getting bits and pieces of her wit and talent on a daily basis. How lucky am I!?!?!

But the awesomeness didn't stop there. Because after we wrapped that shoot, we headed over to Kendall Jenner's house—yes, her ACTUAL house. The one she lives and tapes in! We followed her cheer coach over to their gorgeous house (if only I had the money to get a place like theirs....sigh.), and waited (nervously) in the dining room for Kris, Kylie and Kendall to join us. Our staff were all nervous (I mean, how often do you get to hang out at the Jenner house?) and I was just hoping Kendall and her momager, Kris, would like the cover and her feature. As we waited, we checked out a wall full of black and white family portraits over the years. This was truly amazing; to see how the whole fam changed year after year was really cool. We even saw the infamous half-naked pic of Kourtney when she was preggers! Getting a glimpse into their personal lives off-camera was unbelievable.

We'd set things up so E! would come by to cover the unveiling and waited for everyone to arrive. When all the introductions had been made, we got straight to the interview with E! and then dropped the cloth that was hiding Kendall's first magazine cover EVER! Her reaction was perfect; you could tell that she genuinely loved it and was so excited to be honored for something she loves to do. And Kris was gushing over it (this was a far cry from the nightmares I'd been having for weeks that included Kris finding something she hated about it and threatening to sue me. In actuality, Kris was SO nice and complimentary of the magazine and cheerleading.). You could tell that Kris LOVES her kids and is their number one fan. On another note, you have to respect her for being such a great business-woman. She really took charge during the shoot (but not in a control freak sort of way) and knew what she was doing the whole time. It was very impressive just being around her. Oh, and Kylie was there too....a little bundle of energy and was so excited to talk about how she wanted to join the cheer squad next year. Of course, I offered to shoot her for the magazine when she finally does become a cheerleader. Now if we can only get them to let us shoot at their house.....

To round up this little celebrity update, one of my co-workers went to comic-con last weekend and, knowing that I'm a big Buffy fan, got me autographs of the actresses who play Harmony and Glory. He also got pics of them holding up signs for me! How sweet is that?!?! (And expensive...apparently it costs $35 apiece for the signatures and pics!).

So, again, sorry for being MIA....I'm going to try and be better about this from here on out. I hope all these pics made up for it!

5x5,
B.
 
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