Alec Baldwin spoke at the Elle Magazine Women in Hollywood Event and he was very funny. Alec said he actually was busy that night -- he had been booked for a photoshoot for Ralph Lauren and he'd been on a crazy diet. He lost so much weight that they fired him, he said.
Alec assured the audience that he didn't take the job away from a more qualified woman: there actually was an audition process and he worked really hard for this part. "Fortunately, the script called for me to move a couch, fall asleep in front of the TV, and open a particularly stubborn jar of pickles." He also repeatedly thanked Elle editor Robbie Myers for his L'Oreal Infallible Liptick and all the perfumes in the swag bag at his table. You can see the full video here. This is a brief clip: http://www.elle.com
Hot toys for Christmas
The most interesting toy trend is toys that you can control with your mind. The most affordable one right now is the Mindflex. This toy goes for under $80 and comes with a customizable obstacle course you can change to increase the level of difficulty. Essentially the headset that comes with game captures brainwaves and uses them to control a fan that levitates a ball. You then move the ball with a dial and you mind through the obstacle. This will be sure to be a hot buy and the first salvo of future toy trends.
The biggest news in toys has been about video game consoles. They have become one of the perennial items that kids want every year. The majority of attention will be focused on the Nintendo Wii. The system is coming out with an expanded version of its popular Wii sports video game called Wii Resort. This has many more sports such as kendo and basketball. However to maximize play you will need to get the new Wii Motion Plus accessory for better control playing the game.
Another hot trend this Holiday will be green toys. These are toys that are socially conscious and environmentally friendly. The lead toy scare from last year has made many parents more aware of where the toys they buy are made and what they are made of.