For every view of my Glamour Reel Moments film "The Proper Send-off" Clarisonic will donate $1 to the The Look Good...Feel Better fund to aid women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. That's in addition to the $250,000 they have already donated. So please tweet it, talk it, facebook it, pass it on and let's help some more women who have been affected by cancer.
REEL TIME: Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria made their directorial debuts at the Director’s Guild of America on Monday for the West Coast Glamour Reel Moments event, which drew supporters including Amber Heard, Justin Long and Carey Mulligan.
Jaclyn Jonet, who starred in Wilde’s short “Free Hugs,” about hitting rock bottom after a break up, gushed about her director and long-time friend saying, “I am so proud of her, I could weep. She wrote it and directed it and it comes from such a real place.”
The other debuts were equally emotional. The audience did their best to hold back tears when viewing “Kaylien,” directed by Saldana, about a fourth grader dealing with autism, and Longoria’s “A Proper Sendoff,” about a woman who finds out she is a carrier of the breast cancer gene. Afterwards, Longoria, one of television’s top earning actresses this year, described the experience in a primarily men’s profession as an “amazing project to empower women to get behind a camera to direct, write and produce.”
The Glamour PR person meets us just outside the doors and tells Jana, Suzanne, and I just what we're in for. We'll walk the red carpet together, first we'll stop in front of the paparazzi at three different points, and then we'll move on to interviews with the press, she'll introduce us along the way. And we'll meet our celebrity directors and the end of the red carpet. Oh, and have fun. Good advice, yes, have fun, this is going to be crazy fun. Marsh kisses me goodbye and walks behind the step and repeat wall, saying he'll meet at the end. Whew, from here that carpet looks as long as a football field. We're signaled to go and as soon as we stop the bulbs start flashing, they are screaming our names and there must be 40 of them. Some of them are screaming "Look left!!", "No, Jan over here!", and their tricks work. I am a deer in headlights and my gaze follows any mention of my name, all we can see in lights flashing and I just try and smile. Jana, Suzanne and I steal glances at each other half fear and half OMG. Glamour PR move us ten feet down the carpet and the onslaught begins. This time we have learned not to dart after heralds of your name, all three of us look forward, then left, then right in unison. We are almost looking like professionals. Then just as quickly as it began it ended. The papparazzi silenced, and let their intruments rest as if a conductor had called finito. They got what they wanted and we we're done. A gorgeous blonde creature had was on deck next and her publiscist had alerted them. I found out later it was Amber Heard.
We saw it last night and it will replay today. Eva and I are both crying. They don't catch me saying much, other than "it was such a gift", and that's great because who knows what else I was saying that night. And it's mostly the side of my face, and lots of hair featured, which is also great, I sometimes prefer to just look at my hair and not my face too.
I raced home from work so I could be with my parents, my husband, and my kids when I saw it, it was surreal. Lila said, "You're on TV just like Daddy Mama!!". I'll try to get it on the site in the next few days.