Monday, May 21, 2012

The Roast of the Almost-Century

Last Wednesday, FBM had the pleasure of witnessing 90-year-old Betty White get roasted by the Friar's Club at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC.  The beloved actress was a trooper as she took jabs from some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters.  Betty made her grand entrance as "Lady Godiva" on a white pony, ushered by two tan and shirtless men.  Matt Lauer introduced the gigantic dais of celebrities, along with the "roast of honor" and asked her if "she had her catheter in because this thing goes on forever."  Barbara Walters was a natural as the roast master, who poked fun at Betty's age by saying she was "the first woman to do Shakespeare at the Globe Theater."  Of course the "old jokes" didn't stop there as Jeffrey Ross commented that "more men have died on top of Betty than Mount Everest."  Pro-roaster Lisa Lampanelli even dug into Betty by saying she used to babysit Larry King.  Other roasters included: Bethenny Frankel, Larry King, Regis Philbin, Joy Behar, Oscar Nunez, David Letterman, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, Liza Minnelli, and our favorite - Uggie the dog from "The Artist."

Betty said a few words at the end of her roast, telling the audience she had such a wonderful time and didn't expect to!  Later that night, she made an appearance on Letterman and admitted that Uggie was her favorite roaster!

                                                        Lady Godiva makes her entrance!

                         FAO Schwartz provided us with "Patrick the dog" centerpieces and the crowd went wild!

                      Motivators provided us with the "Betty White Roast Survival Bags," which enabled every one to walk out in style!

                       Motivators also sent us these awesome water bottles with an attachable keychain! How perfect are those for the gym?

                     Betty White with Uggie against the backdrop of the Nature's Variety Instinct Raw logo.

                  Uggie had his own space in the Green Room, surrounded by his favorite brand of dog food!  Nature's Variety provided Uggie with food for his stay in NYC!

                  Besides Regis, Uggie was the only other celebrity who got a kiss from Betty!

                   Chelsea Dankner, Brittany Dankner of FBM, and Julian Dankner at the Betty White Roast after-party with Uggie! 


Friday, May 11, 2012

Betty White ROASTED

We're EXTREMELY excited to announce that we'll be participating in the Betty White Roast for the Friar's Club this coming Wednesday.  Please check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts for real time updates, photos, and exclusive information!  If you want to wish Betty luck on her roast, you can reach out to her via Twitter!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"The Paperboy" is going to Cannes!

Congratulations are in order for Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniel's "The Paperboy," a film we worked on last summer.  It stars Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cusack, and will premiere this month at the Cannes Film Festival.

                                                              Zac Efron as Jack James.

                                         Matthew McConaughey as Ward James and Zac Efron.

                                                     Nicole Kidman as Charlotte Bless.

                                John Cusack as Hillary Van Wetter and Matthew McConaughey

BEAT Cookies

SallyTracyCake baked these homemade treats for our cast while filming "Kill Your Darlings."  These cookies featured Allen Ginsberg's face, the Columbia University logo, quotes from our script, and Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg's books!  Thank you to Sally Tracy and Kerianne Tracy for the soft and delicious cookies that made filming 10x better that day!

If you want your own "Kill Your Darlings" cookies, please call Sally or Kerianne at 973-635-1710!

                      Our favorite is of course the one featuring the "Kill Your Darling's" takes.