The Lasting Mystique of Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Haurex WatchesIt’s tough to be a movie star with a career spanning almost 30 years. Most stars have their day and flame out to the annals of history, but Kevin Costner possesses a rare longevity that has kept him in the public spotlight.

He first became “famous” for being left on the cutting room floor of the classic Lawrence Kasdan film “The Big Chill”. He was supposed to be in the flashbacks but got left on the cutting room floor, only his hair and wrists visible. Kasdan promised Costner there would be another opportunity to show his talents when he made another film and that was in the cult classic Western “Silverado” in 1985. This is where Costner really came to the attention of Hollywood as the charismatic ladies’ man Jake.

After “Silverado” Costner had gained momentum, taking on the role of federal agent Eliot Ness in Brian DePalma’s “The Untouchables”, followed by the suspenseful thriller “No Way Out”. Teaming up with director Ron Shelton, Costner scored big with the public in the baseball movie “Bull Durham” as a philosophical and brainy player who lacks the talent of his dimwitted teammate played by Tim Robbins but gets the girl (Susan Sarandon) anyway. This movie solidified Costner as an A-list player and gave him the coveted control to pick and choose projects.

Kevin Costner Stars in “The Untouchables” With Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham”
Kevin Costner Stars in The Untouchables Kevin Costner Starts Alongside Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham
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Other starring acting parts followed but Costner’s newfound status allowed him to direct for the first time with the epic film “Dances with Wolves”, which he produced, starred and also won an Academy Award for Best Director.

When his feature film stardom waned a bit, Costner turned to television to showcase his talents where he won many awards including a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe for his role as Devil Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”. But Costner’s talents aren’t just limited to acting. He’s the lead singer in the country rock band Kevin Costner & Modern West, performing all over the world. While a lot of actor’s forays into the music scene aren’t well received, Costner’s album “Untold Truths” reached No. 61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and No. 35 on the Top Heatseekers charts.

Costner’s big screen popularity has resurged in recent years with a trifecta of starring roles in films released in 2014: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3 Days to Kill and Draft Day. For his contributions to entertainment Costner was given the honor of setting his hand and footprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 2006.

Kevin Costner Wearing an Haurex Men’s Mangusta Watch
Kevin Costner Wearing Haurex 3R326UMN Men's Mangusta Watch
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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.”

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

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