Friday, December 30, 2011
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(CNN) -- As fast as Charlie Sheen fell from Hollywood's good graces at the start of 2011, he made his comeback even faster.
Thanks in large part to his public apology at the 63rd Emmy Awards, Sheen will welcome the new year with a clean slate -- and a new TV show slated to premiere next summer.
But it wasn't tiger blood that allowed the self-proclaimed warlock to turn his life around so quickly. It was the magic of celebrity.
The entertainment industry is always quick to forgive celebrities, said Eileen Koch, owner of Eileen Koch and Co. public relations firm in Los Angeles.
Once celebrities own up to their wrongdoings and apologize, Koch said, it's easy for them to get back on track -- often with help from a skilled team of handlers and image consultants.
Fellow comeback kid David Arquette can attest.
After separating from Courteney Cox in October 2010, and sharing TMI on Howard Stern's Sirius radio show, Arquette checked himself into a live-in rehab facility at the beginning of the year.
In April, the same month "Scream 4" hit theaters, the actor appeared on "The Tonight Show" to celebrate 100 days of sobriety. And with a spot on the 13th season of "Dancing With the Stars," Arquette was back in business.
One reason it's so easy for celebrities to bounce back from scandal or personal issues is because when they hit rock bottom, they're doing it with money and connections to boot, Hollywood image consultant Michael Sands said.
And as nice as disposable income can be during a crisis, their connections shouldn't be discounted.
Arquette wouldn't have rebounded so quickly if he hadn't been in the public eye each week on "Dancing With the Stars," Koch said. With Cox and their daughter, Coco, in the audience supporting him, viewers saw a wonderful family image.
"Even I fell in love with him through that show," she added.
But without a willing client, Koch said, such connections are irrelevant.
Stan Rosenfield, Sheen's ex-publicist, might agree.
Rosenfield resigned in February after representing Sheen for about seven years -- through the actor's dismissal from "Two and a Half Men."
Sheen obviously wasn't cooperative for a while, Koch said, referring to the actor's media outbursts, including a "no-holds-barred" live interview with TMZ in which Sheen ripped into his "Two and a Half Men" bosses and talked about one day sharing his "epic" drug stories with his children.
But once celebrities apologize and man up to what they've done, Koch said, the industry is usually quick to forgive. And when that happens, the fans will follow suit.
Chris Brown has certainly benefited from this cycle as well.
The singer, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, surprised viewers with a high-energy performance at the MTV Music Video Awards in August.
Koch said it's much easier for a self-destructive celebrity to rebound than it is for someone such as Brown, but "the music industry has forgiven him now. So (his fans) are starting to."
Of course, this year hasn't been all steps in the right direction for Brown. He raised his voice and stormed off the "Good Morning America" set in March after being asked about the Rihanna assault.
By being respectful, apologizing and focusing on his work, Brown has slowly started to rise above his problems, publicists agree.
Brown did what celebrities should do when plagued by scandal -- focus on the work, said Samantha von Sperling, director at Polished Social Image Consultants.
Brown's album "Graffiti," released in 2009, received mostly negative reviews from critics. "F.A.M.E.," however, was met with praise -- debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in March.
Britney Spears was also due for a turnabout this year -- having been on the mend since her public meltdown in 2007.
The pop princess released "Femme Fatale," her sixth chart-topping album, in March. She received the MTV Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs in August. And she confirmed her engagement to her former manager, Jason Trawick, on December 16.
The media was quick to acknowledge Spears' comeback.
In a post about her March appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the Los Angeles Times said, "Whoever's managing Britney Spears these days is doing a pretty great job."
Koch said, "I love Britney. She didn't do anything wrong. She got sick. People were very mean to her and they shouldn't have been. ... I don't worry about her anymore. She got it together, and she has a strong team behind her."
At that level of celebrity, Koch added, a star's team is everything. "They can block a lot of stress for you. Tell you why you shouldn't pay attention to this or that. ... The average person doesn't have that kind of support."
Now at 30, Spears finally seems to have her life back on track, which von Sperling said makes her a good example for one of 2011's most notorious celebrities: Lindsay Lohan.
But things may be looking up for the tabloid-prone Lohan.
Already on probation for two 2007 drunken-driving convictions, Lohan is required to complete community service after being sentenced in May in the theft of a necklace.
On December 14, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge praised the 25-year-old for complying with her probation requirements.
Moreover, Lohan's Playboy pictorial "is breaking sales records," Hugh Hefner tweeted on December 18.
"(Lohan is) not a diplomat," von Sperling said. "She's a blond bombshell movie star, so a Playboy cover makes sense. ... But she needs to do another film. And for her sake, it better be a good one ... not some bubblegum crap."
Like Spears, von Sperling said Lohan has time on her side.
The industry is less likely to forgive older celebrities, Koch agreed, adding that celebrities should be able to pull it together by their late 20s. And then there's Sheen, she joked.
"Instead of doing a one-man rant directed by nobody," von Sperling said, "(Sheen) should assemble a team of brilliant comedy writers ... pay them their weight in gold and produce a film."
But his FX comedy, "Anger Management," to air in the summer, may be close enough for now.
And while some people call Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour and public outbursts a fiasco, others are dubbing it a genius marketing ploy.
"(Sheen has) had his problems," image consultant Sands said. "But I think he got it right this whole year. He created a great persona and a great character, and I think this was a great act on his part."
Regardless of how people choose to read into Sheen's tumultuous year, it would appear he's on his way back to the top.
"We're all rooting for Charlie," von Sperling said. "Every time we turn on 'Two and a Half Men' I think we miss him. Because, as charming as Ashton Kutcher is, he's not Charlie Sheen."
To view the article directly, visit: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/28/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/celebrity-reinvention-in-2011/index.html.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
EKC is excited to be working with Imani Chyle, the hip Rock, Soul and R&B sensation. Chyle was recently nominated at the 2011 People’s Music Awards for Best New Female Solo Artist in the Trip-Hop/Hip-Hop, R&B category in the UK. Her single “Warrioress” was also ranked in the top 10 rhythmic new releases! To hear some of Imani Chyle’s music please visit http://www.reverbnation.com/imanichyle.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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The long awaited debut of Amanda Eliasch’s hit drama “As I Like It” is almost here!! The playwright and protagonist of the cheeky play, Amanda Eliasch, gives viewers an inside look at her wildly entertaining life. Don’t miss the humor, heartache and drama!
Monday, December 19, 2011
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The cast for Amanda Eliasch's hit play As I Like It has been announced! Amanda Eliasch will be played by famed film and television actress Elizabeth Karr, in the role of “The Woman.” The talented Lisa Zane has been cast to play “The Opera Singer” and the Amanda’s son, Charles Eliasch, is set to play “The Devotee.” The trio brilliantly recounts the glamorous renegade’s zest for life and tales of heartache. The play will run at the Macha Theatre, in West Hollywood from December 29, 2011 to January 15, 2012. For tickets please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/210411
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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The Pawn Zone is hosting their Second Annual Turkey Giveaway at their Torrance location on Monday, November 21! They will be giving FREE turkeys to the first customers in line, so hurry down to the “home of the five minute loan” to see what the gobble’s all about!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The illustrious Hollywood Park Casino will be celebrating their grand re-opening this Friday, November 11th, to showcase their state of the art renovations! The red carpet event will begin at 6PM with celebrations into the evening, and a special performance by Elaine Gibbs, semi-finalist on the X Factor. The casino will be raffling $1,000 every hour on the hour and guests will have the opportunity to win a brand new BMW! Come out for a night of fun and excitement to celebrate Hollywood’s finest casino!
For more information on Hollywood Park Casino's Grand Re-Opening please visit www.playhpc.com
Hollywood landmark, Mirabelle Restaurant, will be hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala tonight! The event will be a night to remember, as Mirabelle brings their delicious dishes, esteemed celebrity clientele and a live performance by Calloway to commemorate 40 years of success and to thank their loyal customers. Net proceeds will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Los Angeles.
Check out today’s article on Mirabelle’s Anniversary in the Examiner http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-los-angeles/mirabelle-restaurant-sunset-blvd-40th-anniversary-gala-tonight
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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EKC announces the grand re-opening of Hollywood Park Casino on November 11, 2011. Located next to the famous Hollywood Park Racetrack, the 24-hour casino has been named the “Best Place to Play in LA” since 1994. Now, the casino is better than ever, as it has undergone an amazing transformation guaranteed to bring endless hours of entertainment to card players and sports enthusiasts alike. The spectacular event will have entertainment from a live band, a complementary buffet and cash prizes of $1,000 every hour on the hour. The casino will also be giving away two fully loaded, brand new BMWs! So gather your chips and come out for a night to play big and win big!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Eileen Koch and Company is teaming up with PAWS LA, (Pets Are Wonderful Support) to assist them in promoting their second annual “Bowl Project,” featuring one-of-a kind ceramic dog bowls painted by renowned artists. Proceeds from the online auction, set to launch this November, will go towards helping low-income seniors and people with life-threatening illnesses care for their beloved pooches. Last year Cindy Crawford, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Simpson, William Shatner, and Chelsea Handler lent their support to PAWS LA, and raised over $35,000! Lets make this year’s event more successful than the last!
Monday, September 26, 2011
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British Artist, Amanda Eliasch and Liberatum Slated to Host James Franco’s Debut of “Rebel” Vernissage Sponsored by Gucci.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Eileen Koch and Company would like to congratulate Softline Home Fashions, leading importer and distributor of decorative fashions, on a decade of excellence. EKC is honored to have been a part of this monumental success and extend our congratulations to Jason and Rodney Carr, and the rest of Softline Home Fashions on this outstanding accomplishment.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
EKC is honored to represent the skilled chef for all of her PR & marketing needs, including the Michael Jackson trial. For more information on Kai, visit www.kaichase.com.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Check out Pop on the Pop to read more about the emotional Bachelorette finale on Monday night: http://poponthepop.com/2011/08/ben-flajnik-the-bachelorette-proposal-and-breakup-didnt-have-to/