The Celebrity Tan

tannedThroughout the history of showbiz, tanning had been an in and out fad. In the past, tanned skin was only for the working class because of frequent exposure to the sun. Ladies were trying to maintain their pale or fair complexion that was why their clothes were designed to cover most part of their bodies. However, due to specific famous people who accidentally got tanned, the enduring popularity of tan emerges.   At present tan has become a trend among celebrities and most fans try to adopt their “caramels” or bronzed-colored skin. You look up to them so much that they inspire you to have the same. But do you ever wonder why most of the celebrities prefer to look tanned? There is probably more reason to that. So here’s what I discovered:

Tan makes the muscles looked more toned

Celebrities are always concerned of how they like precisely because they are public figures. Tanning makes the muscles more defined and enhances contour which gives the illusion of being more fit and fab.

Tan makes you look younger

Age is a big issue in showbiz, maintaining a youthful look is very essential for celebrities to stay in the game. Having that sun-kissed skin hides skin discolorations and skin marks brought by ageing. Basically, tan makes you appear younger because it lessens age spots and the like.

Tan gives the natural healthy look

Unless celebrities are sunburned or had too much indoor tanning, they really look best with that healthy summer colored look. That bronzed glow really suits most of the gorgeous ladies of the showbiz world such as Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and a lot more. Many celebrities have actually received this natural tan by visiting the best spray tan studio in Kelowna as they are known for their amazing results without the risk of cancer.

Tan makes you appear thinner

Tanned skin makes you look thinner basically because of the illusion that it brings, according to some makeup artists, dark complexion absorbs more light making you appear thinner while on the other hand if a person has a fair or pale complexion, light tends to reflect making you more flat and wider.

These are few reasons why celebrities prefer to look tanned. Although, they don’t all go out to have sun bathing, because remember there are some damaging effects brought by too much sun, and instead of looking good, the opposite thing may happen-they may look older, unhealthy, ugly-looking. Some of them goes to tanning salons, uses tanning products and even have their own makeup artist to spray on tanning makeup. Nevertheless, most of them prefer to look tan, although not all of them look good with it.

A trend or a fad may not always be suited for everyone, the essential matter is being yourself, have that unique characteristics that shows who you really are. You may be admiring some celebrities but you don’t have to be like them. Always remember, you have your own choice, though celebrities prefer to look tan, it is still your preference if you’ll go with the trend, but if you feel good about it then go ahead, get that tan. In-home spray tan training is available as well for those celebrities who want to avoid the public eye at the tanning studio.

Sandra Oh: Cristina Yang in Our Hearts Forever

“Grey’s Anatomy,” the long-running popular ABC hospital drama, fans are sadly saying goodbye to Sandra Oh, who will be leaving the show when the 10th season ends. In fact, the actress, who has portrayed character Cristina Yang since the medical drama premiered in 2005, announced her decision to quit the show last August.

Before renewing her contract two years back, a sad and emotional Sandra Oh told reporters that though the show had become a fundamental and primary part of her life, she wanted to quit now and pursue other opportunities. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” she said.

Her decision to quit and move on left most fans in shock and will have a hard time imaging a show without a beloved and main character. Last August, the actress said, “It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on GA and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her.”

Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” announced that she will be very sad to see Sandra Oh leave the show, and that it will be forever changed without her there. I must say that I do agree. Cristina Yang has been a part of the Grey’s family for years, and it will be hard to watch the show without her in it.

Sandra tweeted to her followers and fans on her last day of shooting “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Starting the last day of shooting on Grey’s with my usual mug of tea. A little meditation and much gratitude,” adding, “I’ve been dreaming nonstop about Grey’s for the past few weeks.” “(Just) can’t believe it’s my last week here already.”

As the journey for Cristina ends, viewers and fans of “Grey’s” will see the return of Isaiah Washington, who plays Dr. Preston Burke. His character left Cristina at the altar in season three. According to Rhimes, “He gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”

As “Grey’s Anatomy” fans, we can expect her exit to be filled with drama and expectations. A character who has been on the show since the beginning cannot leave without some kind of mark of presence on the rest of the characters.

There is no word yet who might fill in for the actress on the next season or how the series will change without the doctor, but fans expect there will be something different. Whoever is assigned or wants to step up and be part of the show will have big shoes to fill as Sandra Oh is very talented. Sandra Oh has been nominated for an Emmy many times for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang, and has won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her role.

What do you make of Sandra Oh’s departure?

Celebrity: Jennifer Getzinger Mad Men Star Sipping Green Juice

Green Juicing Celebs

Mad Men Star Sippin’ On Some Green

Ever wondered how fads get started? The latest craze in green smoothies and green juice was made popular by Dr. Oz. The health benefits are literally pages long, he talks about increased libido, cancer prevention, blood pressure, bone protection, digestion, weight loss and a range of other positive health impacts.

However, these things really gain momentum once celebs are seen about with their favorite green smoothie or green juice.

January Jones from Mad Men one of my personal favorite shows on tv right now, was seen slurping back a green drink. Probably how she got that rawking bod.

Other notable celebs to be seen dawning the green include Nicole Richie, Ryan Seacrest, hip hop mogul Russel Simmons (green drinks don’t seem very hip hop), the beautiful Alicia Silverstone, Megan Fox and of course Oprah.

Detoxing with Green Smoothies has become incredibly popular. It’s an incredible way to flush out the nasty toxins you’ve been accumulating over the years. This Green Detox Smoothie is my personal favorite. I use drink it 5 times a week for 2 weeks straight once or twice a year. The cilantro, parsley and spinach help to bind to toxins to carry them out of your bloodstream. Initially you may feel worse before you feel better but once you get all those toxins out of your body and your system has been flushed I guarantee you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do this early. My only suggestion would be to figure out which type of blender you need. There is a huge difference between a vitamix vs a nutribullet.

Regardless of whether you juice or blend you’ll notice the difference. It’s all about getting fresh, organic produce into your body :).

Seth’s Gabels Latest Role: Salem

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Seth Gabel grace our tv screens, which is why I was thrilled when they announced the introduction of “Salem” a spooky tv series that takes place in the 1690’s and is set around witches. I love supernatural tv series, whether it be vampires, demons, ghosts, really anything isn’t over the top cheesy and a little bit frightening. Needless to say I was thrilled when my favorite actor was announced to play Cotton Mather, a preacher who is leading the witch hunt.

Based on the trailer, Seth will play a role most of us aren’t familiar with, a darker character who is hell bent on burning and destroying the witches of Salem.

Based on the trailers, it looks like Salem could’ve used some bright LED flashlights in there witch hunting. It seems like the entire TV series is filmed in the dark and I’m wondering if the sun ever touched upon Salem during this time period.

On a less humorous note, the story is pretty dark because it is based loosely on true events. Obviously the super natural parts aren’t accurate but the witch hunts in Salem are very much a part of history. Drowning, burning and killing this so called witches was something that was believed at one time during history. It’s crazy to think about now, because we obviously would think this type of practice was barbaric and unreasonable. However, as we’ve evolved as humans our moral compasses also have evolved. And yet as I say this there are kinds of atrocities that occur across the world for a number of reasons. Some of them for religious, others race and of course some are for power. Overall I’m very excited for this series to premiere even if some of the story line will be a bit tough to watch, because you know these types of things actually happened.

Are you excited for Seth’s new role as the preacher and witch hunter who is hell bent on removing the darkness from Salem? I know I am.

The Best Action Film Actors

Who are the best action stars in the history? This is probably one of the common questions we can see all over the world, why? Because action films are so great, they nail almost all people from all walks of life. An action film can be very diverse and watching them surely brings excitement, leisure and fun. Now this list will try to give you the most accurate definition of the best action film actors of all time.

Scroll to the bottom to find out who the best action star of all time is!

Mel Gibson

He was not just an all-time full action movie star as he takes a diverse list of movie genre from dramatic bites to action flicks. However, when he stars in an action movie such as in the Mad Max, expect to hold on to your seat.

Jackie Chan

Oh that name, I’m sure you know him well for his numerous amount of martial arts movies. He’s really entertaining, funny and incredibly talented. He was only six when he was apprenticed to the China Drama Academy and he rigorously trained in music, dance and traditional martial arts. Do you know that his first step into the Hollywood was when a visiting filmmaker took him to be a stunt player? Well, today’s Jackie Chan is so much different than before.

Sylvester Stallone

Rambo, perhaps this is one of his most famous movie flick and a signature name for him, Sylvester Stallone has never failed to give us an enjoyable action film for more than three decades.

Dywane Johnson

Pain and Gain is an awesome flick. But Dwayne Johnson has made numerous action films in the past and more will come in the future. From WWE to big screen, he has never failed to give us a monstrous action stunts that’ll surely give us a lot of enjoyment and thrills.

Bruce Willis

An actor and musician, Bruce Willis is well known for his hard-edged characters which most of them are action films. And Die Hard, that’s why, plus did you know that he has appeared in films grossed a total of USD2.5 billion and placed him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts…

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Deemed as the big boy of action films, he starred in numerous action flicks such as predator, the terminator series and much more. His muscles has been a great addition to his films and with a keen interest in body building, he was a five time Mr. Universe and seven-time Mr. Olympia.

Vin Diesel

The Riddick and Fast & Furious are among the best movies he made. He has the voice, the physique and the brains which makes him an ideal leading man.

Bruce Lee

This legendary martial artists remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and the key figure to modern popular media. If not for him, it can be hard to determine whether or not the martial arts genre would be as popular and successful today.

Chuck Norris

Aside from being meme famous, he is an acclaimed action star internationally and he is known for his films such as The Hitman, The Delta Force and Delta Force 2.

And the winner?

Best Action Film Actor

Baseball Super Stars: The Good and the Ugly

Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit TigersBaseball is home to a number of Super Stars who are in fact celebrities. They can be internationally recognized celebrities such as Alex Rodriguez, national celebrities such as Prince Fielder or even local celebrities such as someone like the lesser known Brett Lawrie who throughout Toronto is very popular, but the rest of North America; a nobody.

Baseball Stars: Alex Rodriguez

With this fame comes a responsibility to act as a role model. As a Super Star, you are looked up to by kids who want to be just like you one day. They watch you, they imitate you and the look to you to know what’s ‘cool’. Unfortunately for kids, they are often misguided by these role models because the players themselves can often forget the impact they have on the people who are watching them so closely.

Let’s first look at a Super Star who has being in the news as of late. Everybody knows who Alex Rodriguez is, perhaps better known as A-Rod. He has admitted to taking steroids in the past however denied taking them recently. Since he denied that claim, people have come out admitting that they have in fact injected steroids into A-Rod in the past 5 years essentially claiming that A-Rod is a liar and a cheater. Because of these claims, Major League Baseball has suspended Alex Rodriguez for 1-year as a message to other players that cheating is not tolerated.

What does Alex Rodriguez’s behavior do to a child’s perspective? A child who looks up to A-Rod for all the answers now has to try and understand why his favorite baseball player can’t play anymore because he in fact cheated. Obviously, the MLB made a good decision to suspend A-Rod as it sends a message to children who cheer for A-Rod that cheating has consequences. For some kids though, they now see cheating as being an ‘ok,’ thing to do as their hero did it, so why shouldn’t they?

Baseball Stars: Roy Hallday – Doing It The Right Way

There are Super Stars who do carry themselves properly, adhere to the rules and provide inspiration for children around the world. One player in particular is sure to be Hall of Famer, Roy Halladay. Halladay spent the majority of his career for the Toronto Blue Jays before becoming a Phillie for the last couple of years of his career in an effort to win a championship. He never did win a championship and this past year, he signed a 1-day contract with the Blue Jays to retire as a Blue Jay.

Roy Halladay dedicated his career to being the best he could be with the skills that he had. Every time he took to this hill, he sawed off so many of the best wooden baseball bats that suppliers would salivate every time he pitched. A true role-model for kids, Halladay will go down as one of the greatest pitchers and people to ever dawn a Blue Jay uniform.

I Camped Out in a Tent to Meet Seth Gabel

Seth Gabel StalkingIt’s not every day you get to meet your hero, and let me tell you, in my case it wasn’t easy. That untouchable quality is something that we all love about celebrities and our heroes – it’s almost like they’re in another dimension that we can’t quite reach.

People say that if you meet your hero you might be disappointed, so it’s better to idolize from afar rather than ruin the grand assumptions you’ve made and attribute to this person that makes them so special to you. I don’t care about that, I know everything there is to know about my hero so he couldn’t have let me down, no matter what!

This was not something I could have done through the normal channels so I had to devise a plan. I knew very early that I was going to have to set up a tent and camp out the night in order to be in a position to ‘stumble across’ my hero. As you can already tell, I had to do things that were a bit…out of the ordinary.

I knew that when he was in town he always went for an early morning run with his team (this dude is pretty serious about staying fit) and stopped at the Starbucks down the road from me for his morning Americano. The thing is, he always varied up his running times, in case someone (erm, someone kind of like me) tried to intercept him. Not that he didn’t want to meet me, I’m sure, but he probably gets a lot of crazy fans interrupting his rhythm, and when it’s that early in the day, I can’t blame him for not wanting to start off on the wrong foot.

Anyway, I had to set up my tent on the route that I knew he took and then find a way to get to the Starbucks just before he did. I had to be far enough away to hear that he was going past, but also to get there in time. If he picked a different route, I was screwed, but I was pretty sure he wouldn’t change things up.

So there I am, wide awake at like 4AM, listening to every noise, waiting for the tell tale signs of multiple people running at once. I’m camping out like some sort of nomad in a park under a bunch of low trees so I could stay mostly out of sight, but I know that as soon as those feet start pounding the pavement I’ve got to leave it all behind and sprint to the coffee shop.

Finally at around 5:43, I hear footsteps. First just one set, but soon after another 2 or 3 joined in not far behind. I risked a look out of the unzipped window flap of my tent and caught a glimpse…just enough to know it was him. My heart was pounding as I hopped out of my tent to start my sprint to the Starbucks. I wound through alley ways and even a backyard to make sure I got there just ahead of him.

I reached the door, just as I had planned, but I was totally out of breath and covered in sweat. I had to lean over and hold myself up on my knees as I drew breath with difficulty. I knew it was coming any second but my body was not ready to go back to normal.

Just as I imagined, I was there just a few seconds before he showed up, giving me the opportunity to get the door from him and introduce myself. I saw him coming to the door, but as I tried to open it for him, ready to tell him who I was, my legs gave out and I fell over into the door. Almost immediately I was picked up a bit and put to the side (clearly by his team, not wanting me to get in his way). He looked down at me, bewildered, just for a second, but in that second I mustered a smile and said hello to him – only I’m pretty sure it sounded like a disgusting gurgle than a word, because he made a terrible face and hurried inside.

So yes, perhaps my story ends sadly on the surface, but there’s no denying that he saw me, we met, and that he will remember me for the rest of his life. I can’t wait to meet him again!

Celebrity Fitness Secrets Revealed

Celebrity FitnessWe always admire celebrities from their stunning physique and good-looking bodies and most of us are questioning ourselves: how did they do it? There must be some kind of secret or trick isn’t it? I’m sure there is one tip or one trick, but what could it be? We have read a lot of magazines, news articles and even online prints saying that they have revealed celebrity secrets, but most of them, we are already aware of. Maybe we lack motivation or the time or probably the budget so therefore, we cannot afford achieving the same level of fitness, but that’s not true. There are many things that we can do to attain the same physique. All we need is some motivation and knowledge.

Celebrity Fitness – We can do them too

If you carefully read magazines and other articles talking about celebrity fitness, you’d notice that there is something the same or common: they do workouts and diets, which seems to be hard to follow.

The truth is, they have their own trainers, they have their own meal plan and they do have their own chef, which maintains their diet, or sometimes they’d get diet meal plans. If they would not get things like that, how are they supposed to fit 24 hours a day on their very tight schedule? However, we don’t need to have the same thing, all we need is the information about how they do it and we can start getting that celebrity look we are always admiring.

Celebrity Fitness Tips – Straight from Celeb Trainers

One of the things they do is that they find balance. Do some yoga or similar activities, and you can see how this will improve your overall well-being. Then, build your body from the ground up – do not get workout plans or exercises that are not suitable for you. In fact, doing 50 pushups instead of 25, which is the best suite for you will only hinder your muscle gain.

Cardio workouts are also a popular routine from fit celebrities. They’d often go out and take a run or jogging session. “Taking your workouts outside every now and then is a good way to feel rejuvenated and to give your muscles a new challenge,” says Braganza, who has led Amanda Seyfried on treks through Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver, Canada.

“HIIT is all the rage today but it’s very demanding on your body day in and day out. Figuring out how to push just hard enough is critical” says Mike of Thrive a Personal Trainer in Burnaby.

Most of them also take swimming sessions. “Getting in the water allows your body to move in a completely different way,” says trainer Lalo Fuentes. Emily VanCamp spends at least half of her workouts doing high intensity aquatic exercises.

Celebrity Trainers Dolvett Quince’s New Book

Celebrity Trainer Dolvett Quince: Cheat Your Way To 10lbs

3-1-2-1 Book: Dovlet QuinceyIt seems like ever since the biggest loser started celebrity trainers have become more and more popular. It features three very popular trainers; Dolvett Quince, Bob Harper and of course the fiery Jillian Michaels.

Out of these three, it seems undoubtly that Jillian Michaels is the most famous. She has a number of products ranging from dietary supplements, workout DVDs and cleanses. And of course, she’s featured on losing it with Jillian and The aforementioned biggest loser. Her DVD, “body revolution”, which is a 90 day three phase weight loss course uses my one of my favorite tools, resistance bands.

Personally, my favorite from the show is Dolvett Quince. He too has a number of products ranging from DVDs, book deals and TV appearances. Dolvett started his career as a personal trainer in Atlanta. He built up a private training business that eventually exploded to the point where he trains celebrities such as JoJo and the Raven’s Tight End Daniel Wilcox. That to me is the ultimate, if you’re training professional athletes who are paid to increase their overall athletic ability and are known for their incredible physiques you’re doing something right. I think they call that social proof :).

Dolvett’s book releases today, which is why I’m writing this article. His book advertises using a method to trick your metabolism into burning calories and ultimately cutting down on weight. It’s called the 3-1-2-1 diet because of the formula he recommends. Three days of clean eating, one day of cheating, two more days of clean eating and a final day to reward yourself for the week. It comes full with easy to make recipes and it all but guarantees you’ll lose 10 pounds in 21 days. A pretty bold prediction for sure, but if anyone can make it, it’s Dolvett Quince.

3-1-2-1 Diet: A Book By Dolvett Quince

His book is available on amazon in both electronic format and hardcover. The hardcover sells for $18 while the electronic version goes for $13. I’m excited to read Dolvett’s take on the modern diet, something which I just don’t believe in. To me rewarding yourself for eating well five days a week is somewhat silly. Healthy food can taste as good or better than unhealthy food it just requires a little more know-how and of course dedication. The hardest part about eating clean lies in the fact that you can’t eat a ton of packaged food, which in general is terrible for you. Granola bars, cookies, chips, pop or as I like to call them low quality food with minimal nutritional benefit and nearly unlimited shelf lives.

Do you believe in rewarding yourself for eating clean with bribes throughout the week?

Celebrity Makeup: Bobbi Brown Travel Set

Bobbi Brown Makeup: Celebirty MakeupBobbi Brown has come out with new wonderful products – two sets of brushes, one with mini brushes and one with travelling brushes, both of an amazing quality and which makes wonders whenever you use them. In this article we will review these two sets and we are sure that after reading about them you will want to have them so badly. After all, Christmas is coming and maybe you will be lucky enough to find a set under the Christmas tree.

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Mini Brush Set

The set that Los Angeles makeup artists use to achieve the red carpet look. This one includes four brushes which are the smaller versions of Face Blender – Blush Brush, Eye Sweep Brush, Smokey Eyeliner/Angle Eye Shadow Brush (this one has double ends) and Eye Brow Brush. These are the elementary brushes that one needs to create a look similar to American celebrities (Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Getzinger or Anna Torv to name a few) walking on the red carpet. Even if the brushes are small, they are some kind of heavy just to allow you to control them better and to create a précised application. Because of its size you can carry them with you all day to refresh your make up or to change it completely. The brushes’ bristles are soft and they do not shed at all. They all come in a wallet where you have room for other cosmetics too.

The only negative aspect of this set is the price – $70!

The Old Hollywood Collection Travel Brush

This set contains seven brushes: Foundation Brush, Touch Up Brush, Dual Ended Concealer/Eye Blender Brush, Blush Brush – Face Blender, Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, and Sheer Powder Face Brush.Whenever you are traveling or just hurrying up to get out of the house, this set is the one that will help you get the perfect look in less time – it contains all the brushes you need for daily makeup. They are resistant, soft and firm in the same time and they do not shed at all. This set also comes in a luxurious wallet that will impress everyone who sees it.

As for the price, this set is also a little expensive – $135 on their site, but if you browse the internet you could find better offers.

Both sets represent limited editions so you have to hurry up if you want to get one of these luxurious brushes wallets.