Thursday, January 20, 2011

BAFTA/LA kicks off the Award Season with a Golden Globes Tea Party

The celebs were out in full swing at this year’s BAFTA/LA Tea Party at The Fours Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. 

Hundreds of guests celebrated the 2011 Golden Globes with many of this years nominees attending. 

Chairman Nigel Lythgoe insisted on treating guests to the ‘British way’ before they headed into awards season. 
Nicole Kidman was there to celebrate her Golden Globe Nomination for ‘Rabbit Hole’ while Jeff Bridges and Ben Affleck were there promoting films like ‘True Grit’ and ‘The Town.'

Nicole Kidman was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in RABBIT HOLE.
She previously has won three Golden Globe Awards for THE HOURS, 

Star of TV's hit, CHUCK, Yvonne Strahovski with Chuck fan, Oliver Peake

 Christine Peake, the CEO of thepeakPRgroup 
and Actor Colin Firth who won the Golden Globe Award for 
Best Actor in a Motion Picture For The King's Speech.

THE KING'S SPEECH's King Edward VIII and Producer/Director Susan Dynner

Gabriela Gonzales and Helena Bonham Carter, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for KING'S SPEECH

Guests dined on Fish & Chips English style Scotch eggs and cucumber and creme cheese sandwiches, plus many other delicious delights. The ONEHOPE Foundation,Glaceau Smart Water and  American Airlines were among the sponsors of the event.  Michael Teta Events put on an amazing, unforgettable afternoon. 

Erika Quintellle of Smart Water and the new Spider Man, Andrew Garfield
who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor - Motion Pictures Golden Globe Award

Yummy Treats

Smart Water also sponsored the wonderful event

CEO OneHope Foundation Jake Kloberdanz and hilarious Kathy Griffin

Rising Beverage Company's Burke Eiteljorg and Gabriela Gonzales

Other celebs in attendance were Vanessa Williams, Jessica Lowndes, James Frain, Jeremy Renner, Helena Bonham Carter, LL Cool J, Jane Lynch, Mark Ruffalo, Kathy Griffin, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hailee Steinfeld, Andrew Garfield, and Guy Pearce

Kate Flannery, star of The Office. 

photos and article courtesy Christine Peake

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s Resolution is to help other communities in some way. I am very lucky to live in a beautiful area, but I hear a lot about what is going around the world. Kids are not able to go to school, but instead they go to work, some kids (mostly girls) aren’t even allowed to attend school. I want to help the children and adults and make their lives easier and better.

When I was in 5th grade I was in a charity called Pennies For Peace. Our school helped the charity raise money to build schools and get school supplies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our school was able to raise enough money to build a school, which was a very big deal. Afterwards, our community service group continued to support the charity, and we even got to meet the founder, Greg Mortenson, and his daughter. Greg had an amazing story. He was climbing K2 with a couple of his friends and he lost his way. He ended up in a little city, sick, lost, and tired. They treated him and cared for him until he was able to get back on his feet. Greg noticed that a group of kids were sitting in the mud, writing simple math problems with sticks, on the ground. From that day on, he knew he was going to help those kids go to school with rooms and actual pencils. Greg Mortenson even got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Greg Mortenson and Masha Chernitskaya

I want to do this because Greg inspired me. My first step is to ask my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Jennings if there are any other organizations that I could help. Then I will look the charity up online and start raising money or whatever that organization needs.

If I don’t achieve this goal, I will be ashamed of myself, but I will know that I tried my hardest. If it doesn’t work out, I will probably keep trying, until it does. - Masha

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Eco-friendliness fact for the day

Computer equipment becomes obsolete faster than this season's fashions.  Throwing old, outdated computers in the trash is a no-no in most communities.  Typically, you must take your aging electronics to a special recycling area of your local dump.  For those in the Los Angeles area, one of our advertisers, MacMall now has a free recycling bin in each of their stores, just for computer junk.  My Teen Topix is proud to be an affiliate of this eco-thoughtful computer store.

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