I’m on my way to a 12 hr commercial shoot for a new beauty product. I can’t say what it is yet, gosh this business is so secretive until projects go live! It feels so good to be working a lot already this year. 2010 is off to the right start! And well over due after 2009!!! When it rains it pours for me and that is just the way my life has always been.
A few things to catch you up on…my kids have gone to bed in their own rooms for 7 nights straight now, which is beyond amazing for all of us!!! Thank you so much for all the positive feedback and support. Many of you sent in advice, which helped so much. I’ve learned that having a plan, staying consistent and following through works wonders with children. My next step is to keep them in their beds all night, but little by little I will get there.
David has been in Paris and in a funny sort of way I have felt like a grown up this week, LOL! If your man never travels you may know what I mean. We’re never apart so it was a very different dynamic in my house. I did a lot of writing, worked late night with my computer in bed, something I try to avoid when my hot man is lying next to me, and I even caught up on some sappy chick flicks. My mom came over for dinner last night, we enjoyed a great meal, a glass of wine, and played cards with the kids. It’s nice to squeeze in some girl time, the older I get the more valuable that is for me. And, the more I appreciate my mother as I parent my own children.
If you read today’s press release, the new show, “She’s Got The Look”, that I will be hosting was announced. I am beyond exited! I love the content, the message, and I think it will be inspiring to many women. I have always said how important it is to feel good in your skin at any age. I think beauty runs deep; it is a feeling and state of mind. This show will bring out the best and the unknown in many women. I am thrilled to join them and excited to watch women discover themselves in a new way. Considering the fact that you must be at least 35 years old to enter the competition, I know that we will be dealing with depth, emotion, and a power that a younger woman has yet to discover. I start filming later this month. Will keep you posted on airdates later this year.
I was lying in bed last night thinking about my kids and the demanding production schedule that lies ahead for me. I am so thrilled about the show, but it is bittersweet. I feel like cherishing every moment with my kids until production begins, because I know days will be long, and time off will be short. That work/life balance has always been a challenge for me. I use to be home and I was missing work, while I was at work, I was missing my family at home. It’s better now, because I give myself room to accomplish what I need to. I love being home and I also love work. I am very content in both spaces and fortunately my schedule allows me to be devoted to both. The next month will be tough, but the kids will spend time with me at the studio, and all our evenings will be spent together, and sharing will become more about quality and less about time.
I thought about why I was feeling like cherishing the moments now and not every day… you never know how life will change. I am trying to make every day special. I am trying to connect even more with my kids this year, as they are getting older, they have many more wishes, interests, and I think more needs. As corny as it sounds, everyday is important. Take nothing for granted because you never know what is around the corner. Sometimes it feels like my oldest grew up overnight and now it’s all about her friends. That’s inevitable, but I’m still going to enjoy what little time we have together.
Here is the press release!
BROOKE BURKE NAMED NEW HOST OF TV LAND’S HIT REALITY SERIES “SHE’S GOT THE LOOK”
Supermodel And TV Reporter Roshumba Williams Signed As Judge
Series Giving Women 35 And Older A Second Chance At Their Dreams Begins Production In Los Angeles Next Week
New York, New York – January 14, 2010 – TV Land announced today that television personality, entrepreneur and former winner of “Dancing With The Stars” Brooke Burke will host the third season of TV Land’s original hit reality modeling competition “She’s Got The Look.” This season of “She’s Got The Look,” which begins production next week in Los Angeles, CA, sets out to discover a beautiful, sophisticated and confident woman over the age of 35 who has the potential to transform herself into a model, representing some of the most high-profile brands and highly-coveted campaigns in the fashion and beauty industries. In other casting news, the network announced that model and TV reporter Roshumba Williams is joining the series as a judge along with celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and Wilhelmina president Sean Patterson. Emmy Award-winner Allison Grodner (“Big Brother,” “Blowout”) returns as executive producer and has teamed up with executive producer Rich Meehan (“Big Brother”) in their first project together under their new banner, Fly On The Wall Entertainment. The show has also renewed partnerships with SELF Magazine and world-renowned modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models, Inc.
“This new season of ‘She’s Got The Look’ is bound to be exciting as we welcome Brooke Burke and Roshumba Williams on board and we are introduced to an amazing roster of women 35 and older,” states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “Brooke Burke’s passion for her work, her family and her joy in being a mother is relatable and inspiring to women everywhere. And we are thrilled that Roshumba Williams can contribute her modeling expertise and offer her own insight to these women who have all been given a second chance at a life-long dream. Viewers will be inspired by the mentoring, friendships and the transformations experienced throughout the season.”
Throughout the past three seasons of “She’s Got The Look,” contestants have ranged from the ages of 35 to 72 years-old. The exposure and success from the series has secured a variety of top-tier bookings for many of the show’s alumni with clients such as: Kmart, Verizon, AT&T, Nicole Miller Cosmetics, Hallmark, Microsoft, Toyota, Volvo and many more. These achievements fulfill the shows premise that beauty is timeless.
TV personality and former “Dancing With The Stars” winner Brooke Burke has graced numerous magazine covers, had top-selling swimsuit calendars and is regularly ranked in men’s magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world today. The mother of four has most recently returned to television as the new “Mommy Correspondent” on the nationally syndicated hit daytime talk show “The Doctors.” Burke serves as a liaison between mothers everywhere and the esteemed panel of doctors.
She recently became CEO of ModernMom.com, an online community for the woman behind the mom. In the fall of 2007 Burke, the entrepreneur, launched an online store called babooshbaby.com, featuring her popular post-pregnancy belly wraps, “Tauts.” As a pro blogger, she offers an in-depth look into her personal life, which can be experienced on her daily blog at www.ModernMom.com.
Burke hosted “Wild On…” (1997) on E! which was seen in 120 countries and in more than 400 million homes. She teamed with CBS and executive producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) to co-host the reality series, “Rock Star: INXS” (2005), with celebrated rock guitarist Dave Navarro (formerly of Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers). The following year, Burke and Navarro once again co-hosted a second installment of the series, “Rock Star: Supernova” (2006). She also hosted NBC’s pre-show for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Tiki Barber and Nancy O’Dell.
Roshumba Williams is best known as a model and cover-girl, a lifestyle expert, television host, reporter and author. She is a five-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition model and has been seen on the pages of Vogue, Elle, Essence and The New York Times Magazine.
As a correspondent broadcaster and television personality she has been seen on Entertainment Tonight, VH1, CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” HGTV, “Hollywood Squares,” the Tennis Channel and as a host of the NBC primetime “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search,” among others. Prior to her broadcast career Williams was recognized as one of the world’s top models. For over a decade she walked the runway for designers Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Chanel. She represented Cover Girl, Hanes and Clairol. Williams is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide To Being A Model Second Edition (Penguin 2007). The book was a top seller in its category.
Keith Cox and Sal Maniaci serve as executive producers for TV Land; Sean Patterson and Corey Preston are executive producers from Wilhelmina.
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