Criminal Minds Jennifer Love Hewitt Wears Gevril

Jennifer Love Hewitt


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Gevril WatchesGoing into its 10th season the police procedural Criminal Minds is getting a fresh face and character with Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the cast alongside Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore. Starting in October, she will be introduced to audiences playing FBI agent Kate Callahan, whose work has gotten her an invitation to the coveted Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). The unit tracks the most dangerous criminal minds, studying them in attempts to stop them from wreaking terror and havoc on the public. These people are referred to as unsubs or “unknown subjects”.

Though one of the younger agents, Hewitt’s character Callahan is wise and savvy from her eight years on the force. She has a background in criminal psychology and works from the heart to make the world a safer place. In her backstory, Callahan has endured a lot of personal loss that makes her not only an ardent patriot but also a nurturing person.

Hewitt started her career out in commercials but vaulted to the public’s attention with her role on the popular television series Party of Five. She later achieved stardom on the screen with the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer. In addition to acting, Hewitt is also a writer, director and producer. This talented actress even sings. Atlantic Records and Jive Records both have signed her to their labels in the pop genre. Her most successful single thus far was the 1999 release How Do I Deal.

Actors obviously create their characters through behavior but wardrobe, including accessories, also contributes to defining a character. Callahan reveals her more feminine side by the watch she chooses to wear. Around her wrist is the Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour model 6209NE. It makes not only practical sense for a BAU agent to wear a watch but also makes symbolic sense since time is of the essence in tracking a criminal.

Jennifer with Her Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour 6209NE
Jennifer with Her Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour 6209NE Gevril 6209NE Avenue of Americas Glamour
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Hewitt is very enthusiastic about her Gevril. She says, “I love this watch so much! Makes watching time fly more fun.”

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Mario Andretti Inducted Into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame

Mario Andretti Wins the 1981 Indianapolis Trophy


by Erica Love  

Mario Andretti was honored for a lifetime of achievement by the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame. As a teen, Andretti came to America from post-World War II Italy, and went on to reach the pinnacle of auto racing, garnering worldwide fame.

During a career that has spanned four decades, Andretti was a Formula One, Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 winner. He also won 33 times in IndyCar, and 19 in CART. Andretti remains the only driver to capture the Indy 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One championships, and is one of only two drivers to win in Formula One, Indy car racing, NASCAR and the World Sports Car Championship.

Mario Andretti with His Daytona 500 Trophy Mario Andretti Celebrates His Victory
Mario Andretti with His Daytona 500 Trophy Mario Andretti Celebrates His Victory
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73 and still one of the most recognizable names in sports, Andretti said being voted into the NMPA Hall of Fame was one of the highlights of his career. “You get that beautiful call and then it gives you a chance to pause and look back at everything that has happened to you, to count your blessings,” he said. “The greatest compliment is your work has been acknowledged, and this is what it’s all about.”

Andretti was awarded the traditional plaque and grey NMPA jacket. “Quite honestly, when some of these invitations still appear, it’s the ultimate compliment that can be paid to you,” said Andretti. “It’s because somehow they still are looking at your career after all the years.”

“I count my blessings every day because I’ve been so, so fortunate to have a long career and be able to meet so many incredible people along the way – and some of them are in this room,” he said. “I look back with no regrets whatsoever.… to be able to have a long career like I have… it allowed me to retire on my own terms.”

Mario Andretti Wearing a Gevril 5150
Mario Andretti Wearing a Gevril 5150

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Heidi Klum Mom and Mogul

Heidi Klum


by Erica Love  

A Mom and A Mogul

Heidi Klum is currently host and executive producer of the six-time Emmy-nominated series, Project Runway. Heidi hosts Germany’s version of America’s Next Top Model, and wrote a book, Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior. Soon, she will launch the Heidi Klum channel on AOL, a resource for women to get information on various topics, including health, beauty, business and fashion.

Heidi Klum with Her Kids
Heidi Klum with Her Kids
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Heidi Klum is an international inspiration to many working parents, as her numerous other ventures include two self-designed maternity collections for A Pea In the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, a sportswear and gym shoe collection for New Balance, which will be sold exclusively on Amazon.com, campaigns for McDonald’s, Diet Coke, Volkswagen, H&M, Nike, American Express, Target, Dannon, Express, Liz Claiborne, Lenscrafters, Siemens, Givenchy, Ann Taylor, Nine West, INC, Finesse, Braun and the Pirelli calendar, and and In An Instant, an age-preventive line of creams and serums.

Project Runway Judges
Project Runway Judges
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Heidi Klum as an Icon

Heidi Klum wears a lot of hats! So it’s a good thing that as a former super-model and a fashion icon, she certainly knows about style. Heidi reached international fame for her work with Victoria’s Secret as an Angel, and after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has been featured in every top fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine, including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle, ID, W, Allure, French, British and German Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New Woman, Esquire, Lucky, Self, Town & Country, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Arena, British GQ, German Elle, Self, GQ, Fitness, Dutch and Grazia magazines.

Heidi Klum in Silver
Heidi Klum in Silver
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Heidi Klum has been photographed by many of the world’s top fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Rankin, Robert Erdmann, Walter Chin, Mark Seliger, Marco Glaviano, Michael Thompson, Arthur Elgort, Wayne Mazur, Sante D’Orazio, Raymond Meier, Richard Burbridge, Matthew Ralston, Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel.

Heidi Klum Wearing a Gevril 5111 Watch
Heidi Klum Wearing a Gevril 5111 Watch

A constant red carpet fixture, Heidi Klum always makes a splash at awards shows, premiers, parties, and charity events. Even when spotted running errands with her kids, Klum is consistently considered to be among the industry’s most confident and impeccably styled personalities.

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Randy Jackson to Mentor American Idol Contestants in 2014 Season

Randy Jackson of American Idol


by Erica Love  

Randy Jackson may have resigned from his job as a judge, but he will be part of some interesting and exciting new twists on the new season of American Idol. According to FOX, Jackson has stepped into a new role where he will mentor contestants on the show.

Jackson was a longtime judge and has been a part of the American Idol vocal talent competition since its inception in 2002. He announced he was leaving the show at the end of the last season. However, he will still be vitally influential to the contestants, albeit in a different capacity.

“There’s a new role for Randy this year, it’s a sort of Randy Jackson workshop,” says Idol executive producer Trish Kinane. Randy is going to be hosting a new round that will represent a two-day workshop between the contenders and Jackson, “where the kids who got through to the live show have an education, if you like, in song choices, personal style and other things … where they can discover things about themselves.”

Jackson is replacing Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine, who left the show due to some internal issues that also influenced the resignations of judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, as well as executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.

Randy Jackson and Jimmy Iovine American Idol Season 13 Auditions
Randy Jackson and Jimmy Iovine American Idol Season 13 Auditions
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Randy Jackson is more than qualified to mold the promising young musicians who come through the American Idol competition. While Jackson is most well-known for being an American Idol judge, Jackson has recorded, produced, or toured with many well-known artists and bands, ranging from Mariah Carey to ‘N Sync, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, and Madonna.

During the Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala Dinner in New York City, Randy Jackson expressed his excitement about his new role, and his feelings about the 2014 season of American Idol: “I’ve moved to the higher court now.”

Jackson also expressed his support for and confidence in returning judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez, and a brand new judge, Harry Connick Jr. “I know them all very, very well,” Jackson said. “They’re all amazing people, great in their own right, very credible, really cool, funny.”

Randy Jackson Wearing a Gevril 6209NV
Glamour Watch and Gevril’s Steven Jay
Randy Jackson Wearing a Gevril 6209NV Glamour Watch and Gevril's Steven Jay

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The Other Side of Sopranos Star Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio and James Gandolfini in The Sopranos


by Erica Love  

Artist and actor Federico Castelluccio is a highly accomplished celebrity whose achievements in both theater and fine arts make him a creative force to be reckoned with. Castelluccio translates his aesthetic into varying mediums and applications, thereby showcasing his talent and style in Hollywood and beyond.

Castelluccio: The Actor

Federico Castelluccio is best known for his role as the Neapolitan Enforcer, Furio Giunta, on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. The iconic and acclaimed series starred the late James Gandolfini, whom Castelluccio called “one of the greatest actors of our time” during an appearance on the Today Show with Matt Lauer.

Castelluccio was also featured in Made alongside Jon Favreau, NYPD Blue, and Diary of a Hitman with Danny Aiello. Castelluccio developed his acting talents in summer stock, off-off-Broadway, and various Shakespeare festivals during the mid-’80s, eventually signing on with the Flock and Eclectic theater companies.

Castelluccio: The Artist

Perhaps less known, yet no less impressive, Castelluccio is also an internationally renowned visual artist, and received a full presidential scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Before becoming an actor, Federico Castelluccio first rose to fame as an award-winning illustrator when actor George Burns personally commissioned him to paint his portrait. Burns was so impressed with Castelluccio that he recommended him to executives at PBS and ABC. His paintings have been praised for their exceptional quality and demonstration of high-level technical ability.

Federico Castelluccio’s works are held in public collections across the globe, including Palazzo Chigi, Yale University Art Gallery, Tisch Fine Art Collection, Gillette Corporation, Schering-Plough Corporation and Sotheby’s in Manhattan.

Hollywood Influence

Many well known celebrities also own Federico’s original work, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Caroline Rhea, Joe Pantoliano, Geoffrey Holder, Donald Trump, Paul Hogan, and the great blues legend, Buddy Guy.

During the fourth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump asked Castelluccio to judge a celebrity hat design competition. He chose La Toya Jackson, who won $25,000 for her charity, the AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Federico Castelluccio Wearing an 18K Rose Gold
Gevril 5120 Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve Watch
Federico Castelluccio Wearing an 18K Rose Gold Gevril 5120 Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve Watch
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Chris Botti Wears Gevril Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve Watch

by Steven Jay  

Grammy-nominated trumpet player, Chris Botti is the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist. He recently came off a six-week tour, performing with legendary vocalist Barbara Streisand as well as revisiting the prestigious Zeiterion Arts Center last week, dazzling those in attendance with his horn blowing genius.

In 2009 Chris recorded his DVD Live in Boston at the Zeiterion, so this event had special meaning for him. Rolling Stones backup singer Lisa Fischer joined Mr. Botti to help bring a variety of music styles into the performance. He performed songs from his most recent album Impressions which featured an amazing cast of musicians including Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill and Herbie Hancock to name few.

Staying busy and keeping in touch with his audience is paramount to Botti. He firmly believes that in order for an artist to remain relevant he must continue to tour regularly, keeping himself and his music alive in the hearts and minds of his fans. Chris explains “You need to care about your audience and whether they are getting music that they love. A lot of artists, especially those in their 20s, say, ‘Oh, the road is too difficult. I’m going to take four years off.’ And then their audience goes, ‘Goodbye.’ I don’t want that to happen to me. I want to be able to tour well into my 60s or 70s if I can still play the horn.” Botti continues “You have to sacrifice a lot of life for the benefits of being able to walk on stage every night and be grateful that there is an audience there for you because they can just as easily spend their money and go download the latest and greatest thing and not come to your show,” said Botti. “That’s something that I’m well aware of.”

Chris Botti Sporting His Gevril “Avenue of Americas”
Chris Botti Sporting His Gevril 'Avenue of Americas'
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Chris is not only a talented world renowned musician, but a man who understands that you not only have to “play the part” but “look the part as well.” He established his trademark stage attire of fine suits on the recommendation of former Tonight Show trumpet player Doc Severinsen. He is quick to explain the wonderful feeling he experiences wearing fine clothing “The way my body moves inside a suit. They fit the body well, but they are also made of great fabric. It lays on you, it travels well and doesn’t get ruined or lose its shape.”

Botti is a fan of fine timepieces as well. Amongst his collection of Panerai and IWC is a Limited Edition Gevril Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve that he wore to Gevril’s worldwide launch event of the Avenue of Americas “Serenade.” The timepiece was a special gift from Gevril owner Samuel Friedmann. Botti attended the event in the company of other Gevril celebrity owners Mario Andretti, Joan Collins, Anne Hathaway as well as the late Paul Newman.

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