December 5, 2013
Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Micah’s Favorite Things
Anyone who knows me knows that two of the things I love most are entertaining and giving gifts (year round). I especially love the Holiday season because there’s plenty of both. These are some of my favorite things:
For the friend who likes to entertain people at their home, look no further than the SodaStream Source (just $99, sodastreamusa.com). Seriously, though, what is more festive than adding bubbles to your menu? I personally love that I can turn ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling waters (saving money- hello!). With 60 flavors to choose from and a wide variety of styles to fit any holiday party theme and décor, it’s no wonder fans of SodaStream include Hollywood actresses Olivia Munn, Krysten Ritter, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Scarlett Johansson.
There’s really nothing quite like being super duper comfortable while you’re at home. Beauty & Style TV correspondent Jamie Krell agrees: ”My fiance and I gave these monogrammed Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Bath Robes to everyone in our family this year for Hanukkah (and they were a major hit!) Who wouldn’t want to cozy up by the fire in these? Not only are they super duper comfy, but they are personalized, great for both men and women and less than $100!”
If you’ve ever wanted to give a fragrance as a gift, actress Gwyneth Paltrow says the Holidays is “a nice time to try something new!” Paltrow is the new face of the BOSS JOUR Pour Femme fragrance from Hugo Boss ($78, HugoBoss.com). Actor Ryan Reynolds, the new face of BOSS Bottled, says that giving a fragrance as a gift means that you think very highly of that person ($67, HugoBoss.com).
Capture the spirit of NYC with Bond No. 9‘s limited-edition I Love New York for Holiday fragrance, a festive modern gourmet-floral blend… for BOTH men and women! This unisex fragrance has top notes of Mandarin, Osmanthus and Pomegranate blend and middle notes consisting of Nutmeg, Fennel, Patchouli and Freesia finish with Labdanum, Musk and Praline. Available at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Sephora, and BondNo9.com ($175 for 100ml, $105 for 50ml).Pebble Smartwatch is being called “the best tech gift of 2013″ because it bridges the gap between revolutionary technology and style. It’s easy to tell why. It connects to your smartphone in almost every way possible! The fashionable watch, which retails for $150, comes in five colors: Jet Black, Cherry Red, Arctic White and Grey and Orange (both currently on backorder).
If you don’t want to spend that much — but still want to “wow” — the adorable Digix miniBOOM Bluetooth Speaker is a great bet! This tiny little wireless speaker is extremely powerful and convenient for the friend who loves their music on-the-go. I have mine in my bathroom and I love that I can wirelessly play music from my music library on my iPhone. Brilliant! Available at Radio Shack, for just $29.99!
It’s no wonder celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga are obsessed with Violent Lips. I personally wouldn’t wear them, but we all have that friend that would… She’s the girl who loves beauty and cosmetics AND has a penchant for pizzaz! I’ve already given a few pairs to my make up artist friends — and they went wild! Available online and in stores in New York and Los Angeles, Violent Lips are available in 7 different glitter lipstick applications, for just $5 a piece.
For more cosmetic luxury at an affordable gifting price, she will also love the Fresh Cosmetics Sugar Rosé Royalty Set (just $32.99!) and Sonia Kashuk‘s luxurious 10-piece limited edition “Lavish Luxe” set and 4-piece “Classic Chic” brush set ($21.99-$26.99, available at Target). Celebrity fans of the brand include Cindy Crawford, Tea Leoni, and Keri Russell.Read More
April 29, 2013
Pop Talk: Justin & Selena, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, and More — VIDEO
Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez back together? Who’s coming to the defense of Gwyneth Paltrow? Why has “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro had to put the fist pumping and smushing on hold? And Taylor Swift bought a $17.75 million home…in cash?
Find out all about this and more on POP TALK on “Live from The Couch!” (more…)Read More
December 21, 2012
VIDEO: Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow & Others ‘Demand a Plan’ Against Gun Violence
Beyonce Knowles, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Julianne Moore, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, John Slattery, Jeremy Renner, Conan O’Brien, and others join together in the fight against gun control, in a new PSA for DemandaPlan.org.
The campaign, started by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, comes a week after the horrific massacre in Newtown and amid the polarizing debate rippling through the U.S. about gun violence and the Second Amendment.
Looking into the camera, they read through a list of some of the 31 similar attacks carried out in the US since Columbine in 1999.
‘Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Fort Hood. Oak Creek. Newtown. How many more?’ they ask. Watch the moving PSA here:Read More
October 8, 2012
MJ Takes… The Hamptons International Film Festival 2012
Over the weekend, I headed out to East Hampton, NY to cover the Hamptons International Film Festival for AXSLive! We got interviews with tons of celebrities — from Alec Baldwin to Richard Gere to Sienna Miller.
Catch some of my interviews below:
Also, don’t miss my interviews with Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington, and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson from the New York City launch of “The Pregnancy Project” DVD.Read More
March 9, 2012
Where Were The Stars This Week?
Julianne Moore was spotted at the New York City premiere of “Game Change.” The actress looked stunning supporting her latest film wearing a black and white gown to the event held at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Natlie Portman and Benjamin Millepied were spotted at Il Covo restaurant this week enjoying a nice evening out. The Hollywood star and her man were joined by their 8-month-old son, Benjamin as they went to the Beverly Hills hot spot.
Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at the Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs exhibition in Paris! Looking happy as always, she arrived at Les Arts Decoratifs as part of the Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 festivities.
It’s a family affair! Kate Hudson was spotted by her mom Goldie Hawn’s side helping out during the launch of her namesake foundation. Joined by fiance Matthew Bellamy, the actress looked amazing as she supported her mom, Goldie Hawn, at the at Annabels held kickoff of The Hawn Foundation.
She’s such a great wife! Khloe Kardashian was spotted supporting hubby Lamar Odom as his Dallas Mavericks took on the New York Knicks! She seemed to be enjoying the sporting event and was extremely happy after Lamars team won!
Katy Perry was spotted at the Miu Miu Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 runway show in Paris this week! The songstress rocked a blue pony tail as she arrived at Conseil Economique as part of the Paris Fashion Week!
Kim Kardashian even looks good pumping gas! Kim K was spotted filling up the tank of her new Ferrari at Sherman Oaks looking gorgeous as always rockin’ some platform pumps!
FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK, KEEP READING… (more…)Read More
October 26, 2011
Lea Michele Admits Her Favorite Celebrity Guest Star On “Glee!” — EXCLUSIVE
The “Glee” set has seen cameos from a number of stars over the years including Britney Spears, John Stamos, Idina Menzel and more.
One of the stars of the show, Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), isn’t shy about admitting her fave!
“I just, I really love being surprised,”actress Lea Michele told MJ at the Mohegan Sun 15th Anniversary celebration last weekend. “I love when I open up a script and they’re like, by the way, next week’s episode is with Gwyneth Paltrow” she continued before gushing that Gwyneth is her favorite (so far!)
MJ Readers: Sound off — who would YOU like to see on “Glee?” Leave comments after the jump! (more…)Read More
June 17, 2011
‘Glee LIVE!’ Stars Invade New York City!
Gleeks alike came together in New York this week for the Samsung AT&T Spring Fling and official “Glee LIVE!” concert in New Jersey. The two-part party held meet-and-greets with “Glee” co-stars Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Cory Monteith.
A little birdie told MJ that, at the kickoff event, Naya and Jenna serenaded birthday boy Kevin with a vivacious rendition of “Happy Birthday” for his 23rd!
Later on, all three performers sang along to songs spun by DJ Cobra, while their fans looked on.
And in a surprise move on Thursday night (June 15), both Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Lynch (who was donning a floor-length blue ballgown) made an appearance at the concert.
“On my way to Glee live! Rock. On.” Gwyneth tweeted, before hitting the stage to perform “Forget You,” in a rockin’ pair of knee-high boots.
WATCH GWYNETH’S PERFORMANCE…AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)Read More
June 16, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow Says “No” To Interviews But “Yes” To A Photo Opp!
When Gwyneth Paltrow walks into a room, you know it’s an A-list event…
And, as such, reporters at the 3rd Annual Bent on Learning charity event were clamoring for a quote (at least!) from the Hollywood actress. “No interviews, sorry!” Gwyneth told the media.
“How about a fun photo?” MJ asked with his “Georiga Peach” charm. “Yes, I’ll do a photo” she replied before motioning MJ to nuzzle up next to her for a “HOT SHOT!”
Other celebs in attendance at the Alice + Olivia and Zico Coconut Water-sponsored event included Russell Simmons, models Molly Sims and Hillary Rhoda, Gossip Girl gals Tika Sumpter and Kelly Rutherford, and (a very preggers and gorgeous!) Rebecca Minkoff, designer to the stars.Read More
April 16, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘My Father’s Daughter’ Signing In NYC!
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow looked Hamptons chic as she signed copies of her new cookbook ‘My Father’s Daughter’ at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle this week in NYC.
CLICK HERE if you didn’t see our clip of Gwynnie’s surprise appearance at Good Housekeeping’s annual ‘Shine On’ event!Read More
April 13, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn + More Come Out For Annual Good Housekeeping ‘Shine On’ Event!
Torrential rain in NYC didn’t keep Good Housekeeping magazine’s second annual “Shine On” event from doing just that — shining on — with A-listers coming out to Radio City Music Hall by the numbers to pay tribute to the mag’s endless support for women who make a difference and to benefit the not-yet-built Women’s History Museum.
The event, which was hosted by Rebecca Romijn and featured powerful performances by Trisha Yearwood, Leann Womack, Eve and K’naan, brought out some of the most influential women in entertainment, including Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Christie Turlington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many many more!!
Check out HOT SHOTS from the event here:
[ALL PHOTOS: Marion Curtis/Starpix]Read More
November 17, 2010
HOT VIDEO! Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sing Off On Glee!
Gwyneth Paltrow has definitely showed off her singing capabilities in the recent weeks!
After performing on the Country Music Awards just last week, Gwyneth made yet another singin’ appearance on FOX’s hit show “Glee” on Tuesday night (Nov 16). Playing a substitute teacher, Holly Holliday, she sure spiced it up and proved that even at 40 she’s still got it!
What do you Gleeks think of her singing the smash hit “Forget You” by Cee-Lo?
What celeb would you like to see next appear on “Glee?”Read More
July 29, 2010
PICTURE PERFECT! Gwyneth Paltrow Hosts Charity Shopping Event With The Seinfeld’s!
Mega actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Jerry Seinfeld sandwich Seinfeld’s gorgeous wife, Jessica, for a “HOT SHOT!” at the Balenciaga store in East Hampton on Wednesday (July 28) for a shopping event in support of Baby Buggy.
Can y’all just die a little over Gwynnie and Jessie‘s shoes?
They’re totes to die!
Baby Buggy, founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential equipment, products and educational services for New York City families in need. With an extensive network of community-based organizations, Baby Buggy has donated over 4.2 million items to hundreds of thousands of children. For more information, please visit www.babybuggy.org.
10% of the proceeds from the high-profile shopping event were donated to BB!Read More
June 8, 2010
Missed The CFDA Awards? Catch Up With This Video!
Who wasn’t at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards this week?
MJ somehow missed the invite (LOL!), but everyone showed up in head-to-toe glamour at Alice Tully Hall in NYC, including A-list actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Weisz, and Sarah Jessica Parker to A-list designers like Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, and Michael Kors to A-list models like Iman and Jessica Stam to A-list singers like David Bowie…
A genius turn out!Read More
October 5, 2009
Make Up For The Elite: Celebrity Make-Up Artist Scott Barnes Releases Tell-All Book!
Makeup aficionados, clear your desk! You have a hot new read to get your paws on…
Makeup artist to the stars, Scott Barnes, has just released his tell-all book called About Face: Amazing Transformations Using the Secrets of the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist!
About Face is a compendium of everything make-up artist Scott Barnes has learned during his career working with A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston. About Face is packed with techniques for every area of makeup application.
Part One focuses on dramatic makeovers of real women with a twist: each woman comes in looking the best she thinks she can look. The author then deconstructs and debunks their look taking them from attractive to amazing. Step-by-step photos outline makeup techniques and products while Scott provides commentary on how he pinpointed the woman’s strongest asset and built a look around it.
Part Two highlights beauty rituals, must-have makeup items, and inner and outer preparations that a woman must embrace in order to look beautiful and radiate charisma.
Part Three focuses on the celebrities Scott Barnes has worked with….and the list is practically endless!
This is a must read!
You can purchase Scott Barnes’ book on Amazon!Read More
August 10, 2008
Micah Jesse Meets Hollywood In The Hamptons
Wow! What a Saturday.
We began our day at the private Jonas Brothers concert at The Ross School in East Hampton, which was totally cool!
Other celebs in attendance included: Dina, Ali, and Cody Lohan, supermodel Christy Turlington, Kelly Ripa and daughter Lola, Christie Brinkley, and “Little Miss Sunshine” Abigail Breslin.
We chatted with Abigal, who was such a little sweetie!
and we also chatted it up with Lindsay Lohan‘s little sister Ali Lohan who is an aspiring recording artist.
Then, later that evening we headed to famed photographer Steven Klein‘s house for a very swanky event hosted by actress Gwyneth Paltrow! Everyone was supposed to wear all black…
What a day!!!
We’ve met Gwyneth before (this past Fashion Week) where we chit chatted outside the Mercer Hotel, but this photo is especially special because no one (and we mean NO ONE) except for Steven Klein (who hosted the party) got a photo with the Hollywood actress.
TEAM MICAH JESSE!
Stay tuned for even more fabulous pictures from our weekend in the Hamptons!!Read More