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...)