Thursday, December 30, 2010

Camouflage those Imperfections Away

Italian based company, Ripar Cosmetics, will be releasing a new product line, camouflage, that is geared towards concealing anything that is congenital, trauma based, or from dermatological origins. Stay tuned for it's release!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

EKC Warmly Welcomes U.S.C.A.

United States Citizens Association is for the people and is constantly fighting for our liberties. To learn more go to!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HOTTEST New App on the Market

A Breakthrough: First app designed for film industry. Check it out at!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Faces In The Mirror

Introducing Eileen Koch & Company's new client Neil Comess-Daniels, an extremely talent children's song writer and musician.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I cannot believe that we are into the last month of this year! Wow, as what a year this has been. EKC would like to wish everyone an early holiday cheer, as we all enjoy these last few weeks of 2010.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at EKC.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Hollywood Publicist

We at Eileen Koch & Company extend our condolences to the friends and family of Hollywood Publicist Ronnie Chansen.


Eileen Koch

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Endless Youth and Life Rocks Beverly Hills

We did it!!! Endless Youth and Life is now officially open to the public.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Countdown Until the Endless Youth Grand Opening Begins!

EKC is anxiously counting down the days until the grand opening party for Endless Youth & Life's boutique. The boutique is nestled on the iconic Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills and is sure to be a hit. Can't wait to see you all there!

10 Days and Counting!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat, LA Be So Sweet, EKC Knows the Hot Spots to Meet

Halloween weekend is now upon us and you better believe that EKC is taking full advantage of all of the fun stuff that L.A. has to offer this weekend. All the work the EKC staff has been doing this month for our November 11th event for client Endless Youth & Life and the grand opening of their boutique on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills has really gotten us in the party spirit. While Eileen may be the gHOSTESS with the mostest, there are some fabulous and spooktacular events this weekend that definitely deserve some attention.

Tonight, Whiskey Blue in the W Westwood invites all the guys and ghouls to their Nightmare Halloween Costume Ball. Special guest DJs include DJ David Rockwell, DJ Still Wil and DJ Clenzroc. If you're having trouble finding a costume, just grab a mask and hit up Teddy's Masquerade Party. Saturday, don't miss everyone's favorite DJ, Dirty South at Hollywood hot-spot Avalon. Party-goers will be in full force and you will not want to miss out! If you find yourself in the O.C., check out AnQi, a restaurant with glamorous decor and even better food. Their Halloween masquerade party, Glamour & Ghouls, will have beats spun by Hollywood favorite, DJ Angeline. To wrap up your fang-tastic weekend, on Sunday, October 31 check out everyone's favorite guido DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore at Vanguard. It will also be the last night you can check out the infamous Haunted Hayride at its new 2010 location!

To all the ladies prancing out on the town this weekend: you may be too cute to spook, but don't forget you need a place to put your red lipstick or those extra pair of fangs. Make everyone scream with envy and carry your favorite Linda Masquefa clutch. Whether it's a sexy black crocodile cluth, or a gold metallic python, you'll definitely be the envy of all the other witches and black cats.

Whatever you decide to do, be, or wear this weekend, make sure you do it in style, have fun, and most importantly, BE SAFE! Eat, drink and be scary!

Bugs & Hisses,


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All Dogs May Go To Heaven, But EKC Client, Frances Hayward, Makes Sure They Enjoy Their Time on Earth

Everyone who knows Frances Hayward knows she has a love and passion for all animals. Her beloved Amigo, a stray dog she found while vacationing in the Bahamas, may not be with us any longer, but her fight for animal activism continues in his honor. The Palm Beach Daily News posted an article, yesterday, taking notice of Frances' work.

Hayward has spread the message on the importance of saving strays

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, was a song written by Frances Hayward’s uncle. But had he been thinking of her when he wrote it, the lyrics would have been different. For Hayward, a Juilliard music graduate who majored in dance, and once studied under the famous Martha Graham, it would be dogs who would be her best friends. And vice versa.

Although she has owned as many as 16 at once, one named Amigo was like a diamond and shone out. He was a hungry stray called a “potcake,” and she found him in the Bahamas.

“He had such charisma, that spot-a-star-in-a-second quality like Lana Turner in him,” she recalled.

With her tireless efforts, her beloved Amigo became an international spokesdog, poster pet and mascot. They toured together, carrying his message throughout the world: the importance of saving strays, and neutering and spaying animals. “I have devoted my life to continuing Amigo’s legacy,“ she said.

She is still active in animal welfare in the Bahamas, sponsoring spray/neuter clinics and puppy lifts, and helping other potcakes through her charitable trust called Amigo’s Fund.

Alas, Amigo died l½ years ago. But when Hayward saw another potcake she later named Buster Brown, “he was skin and bones and so sick I had to give him a chance,” she said. And 12 years later, “he’s a strapping boy,” suffering basically only from eye problems.

Besides Hayward, Buster Brown has another “best friend,” a diamond in the rough in the form of “a maladjusted cat who hates everyone but him,” she continued. “These two love each other.”

So, Buster Brown lives a happy life on the island with Hayward and his occasional visiting cat-friend, while carrying a message a little different from Amigo’s: one of compassion and caring for older animals (and people).

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Chicago Dating Scene: BFF Takes Us in the Trenches!

Check out this awesome video by EKC client Best Foot Forward, where founders Adam and Rachel explain what BFF is all about, and give a behind-the-scenes look at what Chicago's premiere dating concierge does for its upscale clientele:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chicago Tribune Invites EKC Client BFF to Dish on Dating!

We're so excited that the Chicago Tribune has asked EKC client Best Foot Forward, Chicago's premiere "dating concierge" service, to share its dating savvy with the world via its new blog! The pros at BFF, Rachel Canis and Adam Fendelman, get paid to help single men and women brave the dating world-- but now daters can get expert insight anytime, free of charge. Check out the debut entries, where Rachel & Adam talk about standards, expectations and Mr. Potato Head (?!):

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Linda Masquefa Handbags' Night Out in Beverly Hills

EKC client Linda Masquefa handbags enjoyed a glamorous evening out last night at the SLS in Beverly Hills! The chic hotel was the backdrop for RAND Luxury's exclusive showcase of the hottest luxury products and services. Editors got to browse the latest from the LM collection, and catch a sneak peak at what Linda has in store for 2011!

Friday, October 15, 2010

EKC Can't Wait for the Endless Youth & Life Party!

Our new client, Endless Youth & Life, is about to open their Bedford Drive boutique, and we've been working around the clock to wrangle the hottest celebs and best sponsors. Now, with less than a month to go, the countdown is on: 27 days until Beverly Hills' finest come together for a fabulous night of health, beauty and youth!

So far, several reality TV bombshells have the bash on their radar, and we're narrowing down our celebrity DJ choices. We're even hoping to incorporate a charity aspect, so not only will everyone walk away feeling younger and hotter, but they'll know they partied for a good cause! Can't wait!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

EKC Client, Linda Masquefa, Reveals Her Newest Collection at Luxury Review Event at SLS Beverly Hills Hotel Next Week!

On October 19, 2010, EKC client, Linda Masquefa, will be showcasing her exclusive collection of handcrafted creations at the special premier presentation at the Luxury Review event. Linda will be present to display her current limited number pieces, as well as reveal her newest collection.

Produced by Rand Luxury, in association with SLS Hotel and Harrison & Shriftman, the Luxury Review will showcase luxury goods by national and international brands. Linda will be among many other popular luxury brands.

Linda Masquefa will show of her designs on Tuesday, October 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the SLS Hotel ( located at 465 South La Cienega Boulevard. Come by and view the collection yourself! We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

In the Works for Fall: EKC Client Opens BH Boutique to Carry on Dr. Ryan's Legacy

We've been crazy busy at EKC this past week, since our new client, lifestyle brand Endless Youth & Life, announced that they'll be throwing a red carpet bash in November to celebrate the opening of their flagship boutique on iconic Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills!

Carrying on the legacy of EKC friend and legendary plastic surgeon, the late Dr. Frank Ryan, Endless Youth & Life is dedicated to the pursuit of good health and a full life. The company provides men and women with invaluable resources relating to health, diet and medicine, including a directory of trainers, doctors, dentists, and nutritionists, and a online store featuring top-shelf dietary supplements.

The new store is set to become an epicenter of the Beverly Hills lifestyle. Accordingly, the party will be the event of the season, complete with A-list guests, fun freebies and maybe even a celebrity host! Can't wait to plan this utterly fabulous evening : )

Thursday, October 7, 2010

EKC Client, Softline, Featured in the Wall Street Journal Online!

EKC could not be prouder of client Softline Home Fashions!

The global fabric importer, which started as a family business and now rakes in more than $50 million a year, is featured on today. used Softline moguls Jason & Rodney Carr as examples of small business owners who have taken steps to prepare for a second slump in the economy. Check it out:

Small Businesses Held Back by 'Vicious Cycle'

by Emily Maltby

Small businesses, known for jump-starting economies, aren't upholding their reputation.

During past recessions, small firms have been the forerunners in hiring and growth, and the harbingers of recovery. But this time, they are holding back, seemingly more than large companies.

The reservation appears to stem from a general uncertainty—felt by consumers and owners alike—about whether economic conditions will worsen again before they improve. Some 86% of small-business owners say they are concerned about a double-dip recession, according to a survey published by Citigroup last month.

"A lot of small businesses have direct [contact] with consumers," says Stephen P. A. Brown, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. "Consumer income just isn't back yet. Consumer sentiment about the future isn't back. And while everyone waits, everyone remains pessimistic."

Consumer confidence likely won't improve until jobs return, but businesses won't hire until consumers spend more, triggering a "vicious cycle" of unemployment and slow sales, says Mr. Brown.

Bob Brueckman, owner of a BrightStar Care franchise in Gambrills, Md., isn't prepared to expand until his cash flow improves. BrightStar, which provides in-home senior care, has brought in more customers during the recession because its services can be more affordable than assisted living or nursing homes. But customers, who are also cash-strapped, are delinquent payers. That makes it tough for Mr. Brueckman to meet payroll for his 100 employees. (read more...)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Monday is World Animal Day!

For those of you who didn't know, this coming Monday, October 4, is World Animal Day!

World Animal Day's founders describe it as "a special opportunity for anyone who loves animals"-- and who doesn't love animals?

Hundreds of organizations have registered to participate, including the Humane Society, which is affiliated with EKC client Frances Hayward's BeKind organization. We know Amigo would be proud of people all around the world uniting in the name of animals!

Check out the official website to see some of the events taking place on WAD, and make a pledge to do your part on behalf of animals everywhere:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

EKC Awaits the Launch of New Client, Best Streak's Website

One of EKC's newest clients, Best Streak, is making sports gurus, enthusiasts, and fanatics all very anxious for the launch of their new website! As a social networking site, lets sports crazed fans put that sports knowledge to the test. On the website, users will be able to gain experience points, earn BestStreak dollars for real-life prizes, share photos and tips within your network, and, of course, become a sports legend!

Now's the time to start refreshing your sports knowledge and be on top of your A game for EVERY game! Who will be the first to streak to victory on Check back with EKC to find out when the site is up and running and the games can officially begin!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! (Or Let Dating Guru Rachel Canis)

Yahoo! Shine recently reached out to EKC client and Best Foot Forward founder Rachel Canis to share her thoughts on...SEX! Check out the article below, where Rachel gives the scoop on how men and women in the Windy City feel differently about sex:

Are Guys More Freaked Out Over Sex Than We Are?

by Liz Brody
I was still in my pajamas this morning (don't ask what time) when I turned on the computer to find it was National Unmarried and Single Americans Week. Who knew? But apparently September 19 to 25 has been set aside to honor the more than 100,000 adult solo citizens of this country. It occurred to me that such an occasion should be acknowledged. So after watching an old episode of The Match Off, (that NBC show where two pros vie to fix up a picky single), I called one of the dating experts on it, Rachel Canis. She was actually the loser, but I don't know... I like her shoes theory: "Make sure you can walk in them. I don't care how old you are."

That POV, it turns out, goes nicely with the name of her high-end dating service, Best Foot Forward, in Chicago. In any case, it was Canis, who told me she'd interviewed 500 of the windy city's singles this year and discovered a surprising new trend. When couples first have sex, according to her research, women take it in stride; it's the guys who freak out. They overanalyze. They worry what it all means. They feel the air thinning and turn into Carrie Bradshaw on a mountaintop doing a one-night-stand postmortem.

What happened to all that sowing of wild oats?

"We found that men were over-thinking it more than women," Canis says. "Some guys don't, but a certain percentage of them assume that after sex, the woman is already picking out china patterns, and they worry there's a new obligation. Ironically, for most the ladies we interviewed, sex was just part of the dating process to see where things were going."

Canis went on to say that men even flip out if the woman thanks them for date (Oh boy, "I Love Lucy" just turned into Lucy the hominid.) "I'd think it was common courtesy to send a text if you had a really good time," she admitted, "but for some reason it makes men feel more pressured. I find that men still want to control the pace of the relationship."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Softline Hits Vegas for 2010 International Textiles Expo

EKC client, Softline Home Fashions, takes on Sin City to show off their newest curtains, decorative fabrics and pillows at the 2010 International Textiles Expo. The expo started yesterday, Monday, September 13 and goes through Wednesday, September 15. It is taking place at the Bally’s Las Vegas. The Carrs will be joining over a hundred other exhibitors at the expo, all providing a market place for products, professional development opportunities and trend forecasting for the upcoming season.

Softline will be able to display their spring 2011 fashion forecast trends, as well as mingle with other exhibitors and view their fashions. To view samples of Softline’s products visit their webiste at To find out more about the expo taking place this week, visit their website at

Monday, September 13, 2010

Check Out What’s Going On With a Few of EKC’s Beautiful Clients

Linda Masquefa Handbags Make Beverly Center Debut at TRAFFIC During ‘Fashion’s Night Out’

On Friday, September 10, Beverly Center welcomed the arrival of Linda Masquefa’s exotic handbag line. Her eclectic fashions were displayed during the Fashion’s Night Out festivities. West Hollywood fashion boutique Traffic will carry these sought after items. View her collection here.

Amanda Eliasch Has Lunch With Fashion Designer, Ozwald Boateng

Photographer, writer, fashion editor…work never slows for Amanda Eliasch. Over the weekend, Amanda enjoyed a lunch with fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng at West Hollywood’s Cecconi’s. Looks like Ozwald needs some of Amanda’s expertise, as he requests her help to celebrate his 25th year in the business at this year’s London Fashion Week! Amanda runs in the same circle with other dazzling fashion icons including Dita Von Teese and editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani. Read more about her lunch date with Ozwald on her blog.

Check out Deanna Shapiro’s Most Recent Work

Switch up your movie night this week and check out some of our favorite independent film producer, Deanna Shapiro’s most recent work. Her most recent 2010 films include Kill Speed, starring Andrew Keegan and Nick Carter, and the psychological-horror-thriller, Junkyard Dog, starring Vivica A. Fox. Both films were artfully crafted screenplays from writer-director Kim Bass. Keep an eye out for some of Deanna’s films that are currently in the pipeline; “The Unbroken,” “Grand Grabbers,” and “The Mark,” to name a few.

Summer is Ending…But the Holidays are Right Around the Corner!

In January 2010, EKC client Amy Weber dazzled the cover of Germany’s Maxim with her stunning bikini bod. The cover serves as a real inspiration not just to women who want to stay bikini ready all year long, but to new mom’s trying to get their taut figure back! With the bikini-friendly Labor Day parties over and the combination of cooler weather and the high-calorie foods that accompany those Monday night football parties everyone loves so much, it’s easy to fall off the wagon! Just thinking of Amy Weber and her Maxim cover has given all the girls at EKC a new burst of inspiration to stay fit this holiday season. Wonder who will be next to grace the cover of Maxim for the 2011 year!

In addition to looking good, Amy also has a few television shows in development and is currently the spokesperson for, a sporting network that will be launching their website this October.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Founder Alec Shankman Featured in LA Business Journal

Congrats to EKC client Alec Shankman on his recent feature in the Los Angeles Business Journal! Read the article below:
Alec Shankman: The Real Deal

Midwest transplant Alec Shankman launched a casting site for reality TV hopefuls after working as an agent for some of the genre’s star

by Natalie Jarvey

When Alec Shankman came to Los Angeles in his early 20s, he quickly became a force in reality television as head of alternative programming at Abrams Artists Agency, representing such reality stars as Mystery, star of VH1’s “The Pickup Artist,” and Chad Rodgers, star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” He used the expertise he developed in that world to transition from show business to technology as chief executive of GotCast, which combines reality show casting with social networking – wannabe stars create profiles and hope they’ll win the most votes in casting competitions. Shankman had started in the business world with a cologne line in his native Ohio, then took a stab at nightclub promoting there. With a friend, Wil Schroter, he launched his own club, Status, and auto leasing website Swapalease, then headed West. Schroter followed and launched GotCast. Shankman recently sat down with the Business Journal in office space they share with another startup off Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade to chat about discovering Mystery for “The Pickup Artist,” failing his motorcycle driving test, and how his mom regularly flies here from Ohio and can often be found making breakfast for Shankman and his three brothers at the Beverly Hills home they share.

Question: Did you have an interest in Hollywood and celebrities growing up?

Answer: Absolutely. One of my best friends and next-door neighbor growing up was a kid named Dino Rinaldo, and his father, Lil’ John, was a local celebrity in Cleveland for a show he co-hosted called “The Big Chuck and Lil’ John Show.” Spending a lot of my childhood with their family introduced me to the ’biz at a young age and I was hooked.

Who were your celebrity idols when you were young?

Two people come to mind: Jim Brickman and Michael Eisner. Jim is a musician from Cleveland who made the move to L.A. and became a pretty big star in adult contemporary music. Michael Eisner always inspired me because of his incredible journey that ultimately took him to mogul status in Hollywood. I read multiple books about him when I was growing up.

Have you met them?

I met Jim a few years after moving to L.A. and actually became his agent for a while, representing him for his TV work as a host. And I ended up in the same room as Michael Eisner at an exclusive party in L.A. It made me feel like I had made it. (read more...)

'Dating Concierge' & NBC Star De-mystifies Relationships in Online Coliumn

EKC's latest online addiction is BFF founder Rachel Canis' article series on dating and relationships.

In real life, Rachel gets paid to use her relationship savvy to help her clients achieve dating success. But in her online Examiner column, the dating pro gives free advice on everything from pre-date jitters to Facebook dos and don'ts. Check it out if you haven't already-- single or not, you have to admit she has some pretty insightful things to say!

The Measures People Take to Meet Mr. & Mrs. Right

Stef Saffron is a Chicago matchmaker. She's the founder of Stef and the City. Stef has a lot of experience and her costs are affordable. She prides herself in being able to pair off commitment-minded daters who are in the "dating sweet spot" (ages 26 to 32) and finding dates for men.

But what happens to singles who aren't so easy to match via the Internet of otherwise? What about locals who have taken a break from dating and have missed the whole social media craze? What about people who don't have a lot of free time but have significant emotional baggage? What about women who aren't in their child-bearing years? What about the fashion and appearance challenged?

At Best Foot Forward, we consider ourselves the go-to team. As a professional dating concierge, we take the necessary steps to ensure individual success stories. Across the nation, there are extreme examples of what singles are doing to meet or market themselves in search of a mate.

New York's Janis Spidel and Los Angeles' Patty Stanger charge a minimum of $25,000 to scour their cities to find the "perfect" match for their male clients. Whether or not you believe in the longevity of these matches, the media is giving these women a lot of attention.

Outside of Chicago, a 23-year-old guy at has left his love life to Facebook and Twitter. People can vote to determine the future of his dating life. (read more...)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Eileen Koch & Co. wishes everyone a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful summer so far. It's been a exciting, productive past few months for us, and we see great things in the months to come.

Have a great holiday, everyone : )

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome, Ashley Conrad!

EKC has just signed on to represent celebrity fitness guru Ashley Conrad! Founder of Clutch Bodyshop, Ashley is famous in Tinseltown for helping A-Listers look and feel their best, with her customized diet plans, fitness routines and supplement regimens.

We're looking forward to working with Ashley, and can't wait to get the inside scoop on what goes into creating and maintaining a red carpet-worthy body!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

EKC Loves Josh and Kelly O!

Our favorite motocross stud, Josh Hansen, hit Hollywood's Katsuya last night for some sushi with Kelly Osbourne. We must say Kelly is looking quite adorable lately!
(via DailyMail)
Has Kelly Osbourne got a new man already? Newly-single star dines with BMX biker Josh Hansen

Kelly Osbourne sure does like her motocross men.

A month after ending her engagement to BMX star Luke Worrall, the singer/reality star has been spending quality time with BMX biker (and Stephanie Pratt ex) Josh Hansen.

The two were spotted leaving Hollywood's Katsuya restaurant on Wednesday evening.

Osbourne, 25, and Hansen, 26, have been spending increasing amount of time together with Hansen attending Ozzfest in Chicago and hanging out backstage with the family.

They also have a lively, ongoing Twitter conversation with Osbourne using her considerable Twitter clout to get her followers to jump onto Hansen's far more paltry account.

Osbourne has vowed that if Hansen does not get 10,000 Twitter followers by the end of the week she will have to pass on her beloved Pomeranian pup Sid to him for a week (he's at 8,158, so it might be time to pack up the water bowl). (read more...)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

EKC Welcomes Heraldry Clothing

Eileen Koch & Company is pleased to welcome t-shirt company Heraldry as a new client! Based in Charlotte, NC, Heraldry offers high-quality, USA-made apparel, featuring vivid washes and chic designs, at an affordable price.

What a fun account! We're sure these will be a smash in LA....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rest in Peace, Dr. Ryan

EKC's Eileen Koch is devastated to have learned of the passing of Dr. Frank Ryan.

Los Angeles and the world has lost a man who was both remarkably talented and genuinely kind. Eileen and her daughter, Joey, had the pleasure of knowing the legendary surgeon since he started his practice in LA. They came to know Dr. Ryan not only as a brilliant artist, but a caring doctor and sincerely compassionate person. He gave so much of himself to each patient, making everyone feel like an A-lister. Meanwhile, he was a dedicated philanthropist, who worked to improve the lives of underprivileged youth through his nonprofit organization.

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at Zuma Beach in remembrance of Dr. Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eileen Talks About Jennifer Aniston & Single Parenthood recently asked EKC's Eileen for her thoughts on the uproar surrounding Jennifer Aniston's remarks that a woman doesn't need a husband in order to raise a child. Check out what Eileen, a single parent herself, had to say:
Jennifer Aniston Slammed for Suggesting Dads Are Optional in FamiliesJennifer Aniston’s recent comments about how men are optional in child raising has sparked outrage from those who believe the 41-year-old actress has an unrealistic perception of what it really takes to raise children alone.

“(Promoting single parenthood) might be the norm in the Hollywood, but the rest of America believes children deserve and need a mother and a father,” Nathan Burchfiel of the MRC’s Culture and Media Institute told Pop Tarts. “Life is extremely difficult for single moms, with about one quarter of them living below the poverty line. But of course Jennifer doesn’t have to worry about that given her financial resources.”

Lynda Powell of the Bethel Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to support single moms attain housing, rehabilitation and mentoring, echoed Burchfiel’s sentiments that the “single life” is far from glamorizing or gratifying.

“Jen needs to come back to the real world of where the average, everyday mother does not begin to make the money to provide adequately for her children,” Powell said. “We work with single mothers everyday where the father is absent and we see the sadness this brings into the family. From my own experience as a single mother, I know that having a positive male in the family unit makes a huge difference in that child's life. Our prison systems are now overloaded and many that are in the prison system did not have a male role model in their life. We need to stop and think 'What are we doing to our children by choosing to have a baby without the family unit intact?’”

A CBS poll conducted last year showed that the children of single and/or unmarried parents were impacted significantly harder by the economic recession. A 2006 study conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice also found that juveniles who lived with both biological parents were less likely to join gangs or break the law than their single-parent or orphaned counterparts.

Aniston, who plays a woman that opts for single parenthood by choosing to become pregnant via artificial insemination in her new film “The Switch,” also blasted the value of the classic family model by stating that family life has "evolved" from "the traditional stereotype” defined by “a mother, father, two children
and a dog named Spot.”

“A woman can have children without a father to raise them, but it's the children who pay the high price for that decision,”said Wendy Wright, President of the conservative political Christian action group, Concerned Women for America. “Hollywood celebrities have long been in the forefront of mocking social norms, to their own detriment and the shattered lives of those who follow their example.”

“Traditional family values may be boring for Hollywood celebrities, but they develop stable, secure
and healthy people,” Wright added. “Children need a dad. No amount of insisting 'but I can do whatever I want' can changed that fact.”

While many disagree with Aniston’s liberal views on parenting and the family structure, she has also been applauded for empowering women to take control of their own destiny without their reliance on a sexual partner.

“It is terrific that, in today's world, women have the choice to start a family when they are ready, and that might be before, or after, they meet the person they want to marry,” Jane Mattes, Director and Founder of Single Mothers By Choice, which provides information and emotional support to women in these situations, told us.
“It's a big decision and needs to be given careful thought, but it is definitely do-able if the woman has the emotional and financial resources to support herself and a child on her own.”

Eileen Koch, who raised a daughter on her own due to divorce, agreed that no woman should have to bypass the opportunity of having children of her own for the sake of not meeting Mr. Right.

“If a woman doesn't find love in her child-bearing years, she should not miss out on having a family. If the children are fortunate enough to have a loving mom and the mom's extending family, they will be just fine,” Koch said. “It would be nice for all of us to have everything, but sometimes in this world it just doesn't work out for all.”

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Young Hollywood Chats with Josh Hansen at X Games

EKC's favorite entertainment newshounds,, recently posted this awesome interview with Josh Hansen at the Games last weekend. Check out Josh and other Motocross stars chatting with YH's Michelle Marie about what it takes to be on top of their game at the world's biggest extreme sports event:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Josh Hansen on the Tonight Show!

If any Josh Hansen fans missed out on the X Games action, they can catch the champ on the Tonight Show this evening! Jay Leno will be airing footage from this past weekend's games, where Josh scored a medal for the third consecutive year.

Tune in on NBC at 11:35/10:35 c, or watch the show online:

EKC Client Morningside Recovery Extends Well Wishes to Lindsay

Despite speculation that Lindsay Lohan would be attending Newport Beach rehabilitation facility Morningside Recovery, Judge Marsha Revel has elected to send Lohan to UCLA Medical Center instead. Morningside responds in the article below:

(via The Daily Pilot)
Recovery center agrees with judge in Lohan's case

A Newport Beach recovery center that was expected to treat actress Lindsay Lohan upon her release from jail Tuesday issued a statement that it agrees with a decision by a Beverly Hills judge's to send the actress to UCLA for treatment instead.

Lohan, 24, was expected to attend a Costa Mesa recovery home owned by Newport Beach-based Morningside Recovery after being released from a Los Angeles County women's jail in Lynwood. She was instead taken to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

"Morningside Recovery supports Judge Marsha Revel's decision to follow the advice of the court-appointed psychiatrists assigned to Ms. Lohan's case, and agree with the need to place clients in the appropriate level of care," Morningside spokeswoman Eileen Koch said in e-mail to the Daily Pilot. "In some cases, a higher level of containment provided by only a hospital institution, such as UCLA, is beneficial before implementing Morningside Recovery's multi-disciplinary clinical programs in our residential and extended care treatment.

"We hope, as we do with all those in treatment, that this decision for Ms. Lohan's welfare provides her a continuum of care that supports sustainable recovery." (read more...)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Josh Hansens Scores Again at X Games 16!

EKC could not be prouder of client Josh Hansen, who earned a bronze medal for Supercross at the X Games over the weekend! It'll look great next to his two gold medals from 2008 and 2009 : )

Congrats, Josh!!

Josh Hansen Earns Bronze in X Games 16 Super X

July 29, 2010 – Corona, CA – Monster Energy congratulates Southern California’s Josh Hansen on his Bronze medal in X Games 16 Moto X Super X tonight. Hansen hit the track as the defending 2008-2009 Gold Medalist in the event—the bronze tonight makes for Hansen’s third-straight medal in Super X.

After qualifying in the first round, Hansen came out hot in the finals by taking the holeshot. A tough race ensued around the mid-way point, but he battled through lappers and other racers on his rear fender to take the bronze after 15 laps.

Look out for more from Hansen throughout the weekend. He’ll be out for Best Whip tomorrow night at STAPLES Center, and closing out the weekend by hitting the track for Moto X Speed and Style on Sunday.(read more...)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LA Times Looks Forward to Super X at the X Games

Check out this LA Times article, where reporter Baxter Holmes gives the scoop on what's so special about X Games 16. This year's games will feature two new events, and also set the stage for Supercross' LA comeback. How appropriate, since Josh Hansen just wrapped up what many have called his comeback season, and is ready to defend the gold!

At X Games 16 there's something new-- and something old, revisited.

by Baxter Holmes

Boil the history of action sports down to its essence, and a single phrase emerges: Can you top this?

That concept has driven the sport's growth for decades, and the X Games does the same, adding new events or twists to old ones seemingly every year.

For example, the X Games added the big air skateboarding event in 2004 after Danny Way, the event's pioneer, pushed for it. Another change came in 2009 when X Games officials heeded the request of skaters and created a concrete skate park for a different skateboarding competition, switching from the wooden park used the year before.

This year, at X Games 16, which begins Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, there are two new events, plus an old event that returns to its iconic birthplace. Here's a look at what's new:

Real Street

In a nod to the growing skateboard filming industry, the X Games allowed 12 top street skaters to each submit a one-minute, trick-loaded video for a shot at a gold medal and a $50,000 first prize.

"There's a huge segment of skaters and all they want to do is film," said Tim Reed, ESPN senior director of sports and competition. "It's great to give them a board platform to show what they can do."

The videos are available online and will be telecast Sunday. A panel of professional skaters will decide the winner. Fans can vote online for their own favorite; the winner there gets $2,500.

Johnny Layton, a street skater from Long Beach, agreed to enter the competition because making videos is a daily routine for him, as it is with many other skaters. "It's crazy — every day you can go online and there's another person with another video," he said. (read more...)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Josh Hansen Gears Ups for X Games 16!

EKC client, motocross champ, and "Hills" heartthrob Josh Hansen has been crazy busy the past couple weeks prepping for what he hopes will be his THIRD consecutive win at the Summer X Games. Now, the heat is on, with the Games only two days away.

Josh will be competing in three events this year: Supercross, Speed & Style, and Best Whip. We can't wait to cheer him on this Thursday as he goes for yet another gold medal!

To help encourage Josh, we're trying to get him up to 7,000 followers on Twitter. Whoever follows him (@JoshHansen100) or retweets our tweet between now and the X Games will have the chance to win a Jersey signed by the champ himself! Show your support & happy Tweeting : )

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Orange County Film Producer's "Junkyard Dog" to Premiere at Regency Theater South Coast Village

Junkyard Dog, an independent film, produced by Deanna Shapiro of Huntington Beach for Bass Entertainment Pictures, will be premiering this Sunday, July 25th at The Regency Theater South Coast Village in Santa Ana near South Coast Plaza.

Based on actual events, Junkyard Dog is a gritty, psychological thriller that stars Vivica A. Fox, Brad Dourif along with Innis Casey and, new-comer, Galadriel Stineman. Junkyard Dog headlined the 2010 Women's International Film Festival in Miami where both Ms. Shapiro and Ms. Fox made personal appearances at the event.

Dean Hamilton, owner of Newport Pro, a professional film and television company in Santa Ana, was the cinematographer for key portions of Junkyard Dog.

Deanna Shapiro recently finished producing another film for Bass Entertainment Pictures, Kill Speed, a high-octane, youth oriented, “Top Gun”-meets-“Fast & Furious” type tale. The action-packed drama stars, Robert Patrick, Tom Arnold, Shawnee Smith, Andrew Keegan, Brandon Quinn and Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), and also features an original song by Carter. Kill Speed set a precedence in filmmaking history as the first film to have a major portion of principal photography shot and directed in mid-air from a “flying” video village while the lead actors performed their scenes while actually flying in specially outfitted, experimental aircraft. Dean Hamilton, was also Kill Speed's Second Unit Director of Photography.

Tickets for Junkyard Dog can be purchased at the Regency Theater box office - 1561 W. Sunflower Ave. Showtime - 6:00 PM. For more information and to view the Junkyard Dog movie trailer, please visit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

::HOT from Koch:: Two-Time X Games Champion Josh Hansen to Throw First Pitch at Dodgers-Mets Game on July 24

Following a highly successful season and a recent appearance in the final season of the “The Hills,” motocross champion Josh Hansen, 26, will take the pitcher’s mound this Saturday at 1:10 p.m., at Dodger Stadium.

Hansen is currently preparing for his third consecutive gold medal at next week’s X Games 16 in Los Angeles. Known for his natural talent and inimitable smooth riding style, he secured back-to-back X Games victories in 2008 and 2009 during the Men's Moto X Super X event. This year, he’ll be competing in the Best Whip, Speed & Style, and Super X events.

Catch Josh shoot for his gold medal three-peat attempt at Super X during X Games 16 at the L.A. Coliseum on Thursday, July 29. Tickets are $16 at For a full schedule, visit

Follow Josh Hansen on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshHansen100).

For endorsements and sponsorships, contact Matt Meyerson, RPRT,, or 310-284-8510.

To book or interview Josh Hansen, contact Eileen Koch, Eileen Koch & Company INC., at 310.441.1000 or Please visit

Friday, July 16, 2010

ESPN Catches Up with Josh Hansen About X Games, "The Hills"

Check out this awesome interview with Josh Hansen, posted today on ESPN Action Sports:

Josh Hansen Bounces off the Satellites
Two-time X Games Super X gold medalist Josh Hansen heads to "The Hills," but remains grounded, ready to win his third consecutive gold medal.

by Eric Johnson

"Hills" star Brody Jenner teaching Josh Hansen how to own the red carpet during the season finale screening at The Roosevelt in Hollywood. (Getty Images for

If you're like 2.5 million other viewers, on Tuesday night, July 12, 2010, you tuned-in to watch the final episode of the MTV series The Hills. In that final episode appeared Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Josh Hansen. A series that has followed the jet set/Lipstick City lifestyle of a few 20-something Hollywood Hills-based young women, one of the stars of the wildly popular reality series is a girl named Stephanie Pratt. Well, while the final year of production was up and running, Stephanie Pratt met Josh Hansen and the two became an item. So much so that Hansen appeared in a few of the show's final episodes. And in the very final show, Hansen brought Pratt out to show her just what he did for a living.

"Josh invited me to go and watch him do Supercross," Pratt said to one of her buddies in that episode. "I'm going to go down the track."

And that she did. And after Hansen rode for a while, bedazzling her, she commented, "Oh my God! No way! You're, like, the most masculine guy I've ever dated."

Yep. So in the spring and summer of 2010, not only did Josh Hansen find a way back onto the victory podium (at the Salt Lake Supercross), he also managed to receive some prime time TV coverage and pull a pretty cool chick. Josh Hansen is on a bit of a roll as of late, and that's a good thing as he prepares to go after his third consecutive X Games Super X Gold Medal in two weeks' time at the ancient Los Angeles memorial Coliseum. Putting in countless laps on the Kawasaki test track, today, after a lengthy practice and test session in 103-degree heat, Hansen swung by to say hello and fill us in on what's been going on in his life.

"A lot of people follow that show," he explained when we asked him what it was like to be a part of The Hills. "It's kind of crazy because I've never followed the show. I didn't know people were so pumped and hyped on it. However, I just want to be Josh the Dirt Bike Guy." (read more...)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

::HOT from Koch:: X Games Champ Josh Hansen Shoots for a Three-Peat Victory

Motocross champion Josh Hansen revs up for his third consecutive gold medal at this summer’s X Games 16 in Los Angeles. Hansen, known for his natural talent and inimitable smooth riding style (inherited from his father, Donnie Hansen, former world supercross champion), secured back-to-back X Games victories in 2008 and 2009 during the Men’s Moto X Super X event.

Following a comeback season, the 26-year-old has been invited to compete in this year’s following main events: Best Whip, Speed & Style and Super X. Hansen hopes to close the summer with another win under his belt.

In 2009, Hansen elected to put his career on hold after the tragic loss of two close friends, choosing only four AMA races to compete in for the year. In January, renowned motocross coach Mitch Payton selected Hansen to ride the West Region for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit team. Making what many have called a comeback, Hansen finished at the top of the season, winning the final round of the 2010 Supercross West Lites series at Salt Lake City, placing second at the AMA East/West Shootouts in Vegas, and concluding top 10 overall.

Since stepping into the limelight of professional motocross at the age of 17, Hansen’s career has exploded, receiving top honors in the AMA Lites Class and Full Factory Ride sponsorships, a professional campaign that has placed him amongst the very best of the sport.

X Games 16 will be held in Los Angeles from July 29-Aug 1 at the following venues: L.A. Live, L.A. Coliseum, Nokia Theater and STAPLES Center. For a full schedule, visit

Follow Josh Hansen on Facebook ( and Twitter (@JoshHansen100).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Josh Hansen on Season Finale of "The Hills"

Pro motocross racer Josh Hansen made an appearance on last night's finale of "The Hills." He even got to lay down a few moves at the Kawasaki track in preparation for the upcoming Summer X Games in LA.

We think they make a cute couple. Wouldn't you agree?

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