2014

'A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove' Star-Studded Holiday Special to Air on REELZ Sunday, December 14 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT

Hosted by Nancy O’Dell with Musical Performances by Earth, Wind and Fire, Aloe Blacc, Darlene Love, Frankie Ballard, Fifth Harmony and Pentatonix

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 20, 2014

REELZ today announced that the network will celebrate the holidays this season with "A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove" on Sunday, December 14 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT. Join Nancy O’Dell at The Grove in Los Angeles as she spreads holiday cheer and hosts the one-hour special welcoming some of the biggest stars in entertainment along with thousands of Christmas lights, snow and, of course, the man of the hour: Santa Claus. This year the annual yuletide extravaganza features performances by legendary funk band Earth, Wind and Fire, R&B sensation Aloe Blacc, prolific singer and actress Darlene Love, country music star Frankie Ballard, VMA’s 2014 Artist to Watch winner Fifth Harmony, and American a cappella group Pentatonix. At the crowning moment The Grove will be lit by more than 15,000 lights that adorn the towering 100-foot Christmas tree as fireworks fill the sky. "A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove" is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

Additional chances to watch "A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove": 

  •     Tuesday, December 16 at 12am ET/ 9pm PT
  •     Sunday, December 21 at 11am ET/ 8am PT
  •     Wednesday, December 24 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT and again at 12am ET/ 9pm PT

About REELZCHANNEL—Hollywood Happens Here™ 
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network, connecting its viewers across America with the magic, wonder and excitement of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is home to cutting-edge reality programs, compelling television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically-acclaimed and award-winning "The Kennedys" to "Hollywood Hillbillies", "TMZ Hollywood Sports", "Beverly Hills Pawn", "OK! TV", "Hollywood Scandals" and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment experts Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper who provide specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ reaches 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by entering your zip code athttp://www.reelz.com/watch. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if a cable or satellite provider doesn’t carry it that way, we encourage viewers to call and ask for REELZ in HD. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here™ website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found athttp://IndependenceHappensHere.com

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Los Angeles Press Club: Nancy Receives Luminary Award Alongside Quincy Jones!

NANCY O’DELL, Entertainment Tonight to Receive the Luminary Award

Monday, November 10, 2014 10:27 AM

Luminary Award: NANCY O’DELL, Entertainment Tonight

HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Entertainment Tonight’s co-host Nancy O’Dell will accept the Luminary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on November 23rd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.

“Ms. O’Dell is one of the hardest working professionals in the business and truly deserving of this career achievement award,” says Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4.

Nancy O'Dell is not only the co-host of the most watched entertainment news program in the world, Entertainment Tonight, among her many achievements she is also a producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of three bestselling books. She is the creator of “Little Ashby: Star Reporter,” an educational series of children’s apps. O’Dell was a special presenter on CBS’s Academy of Country Music Awards in both 2012 and 2013, as well as a special host of Fox’s American Country Music Awards. Previously, Ms. O’Dell had served as the co-anchor of “Access Hollywood” for 13 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Clemson university where she also received an honorary doctorate in 2013.

Being honored on the same evening is Quincy Jones who will receive the Visionary Award for his humanitarian contributions.

The Los Angeles Press Club established the NAEJ awards in 2008 to recognize the quality journalism being produced in the fastest growing segment in modern media. It remains the sole award of its kind in the nation.

The Luminary Award for Career Achievement was instituted to pay tribute to deserving members of the Entertainment Media.

For more information, to buy tickets, advertise or to sponsor the event, contact LAPC executive director Diana Ljungaeus at Diana@LApressclub.org or call 323.669.8081.

Source: http://www.lapressclub.org/news/3146999

Nancy is October Cover Girl for Organic Spa Magazine!

Entertainment TonightNancy O'Dell

by Rona Berg, 15 Sep 2014

The Emmy Award-winning co-host of Entertainment Tonight is one of the most balanced, upbeat, energetic people you would ever want to meet. So how does she do it?

She has three young children, a husband, a home and a job that may find her sitting in the hair and makeup chair at the studio at 1:30 am getting ready to cover a breaking story, and back again, in that same chair, at 6:30 pm. She runs a nonprofit, which she founded after her mother succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She works out almost every day, is the best-selling author of three books and creator of a successful series of children’s apps.

The first question I had to ask Nancy O’Dell was obvious:

Seriously, how do you do it?

I think it is possible to do it all, but doing it all does not mean that you have to be perfect in everything you do.

That’s the biggest thing I had to realize in the effort to juggle everything. Every now and then, you’ve got to give yourself a break and allow yourself to drop the ball. Most importantly, forgive yourself when you do. Also, you have to prioritize things.

Family always comes first for me. I realized a long time ago that if I didn’t put things in the proper order, I wouldn’t accomplish anything. Feeling content that I have had quality time with my family makes me able to do a better job at work, do a better job at my nonprofit work, and a better job on outside projects as well.

What gives you balance?

My family. They keep me grounded.  If I have a busy work week and I haven’t gotten to spend as much time as usual with the family, then I absolutely feel off-kilter. And what gets me right back on is spending time with them. When I walk in the door from work and my daughter runs up to give me a big hug, it is like medicine. It makes anything stressful that happened during the day go right away.

Fortunately, I have an employer who realizes that. I am so lucky that all of my bosses are family-oriented and they realize that you are actually a better employee if you are a happy, balanced employee!

What are some top tips for relieving stress?

1. A massage—need I say more?!

2. Make lists and put everything in priority. Start with the most important and start crossing off. Then you take the load of remembering off your mind and you get the most important things done first. That’s a great stress reliever and you also get a great sense of accomplishment!

3. Forgive yourself if you don’t get everything done. Recognize what things are really important and let go of the others! In order to relieve your stress, ask yourself whether it will really affect anything if you don’t get to something.

4. Play games with your family. My kids and I love to play tag. I get in a lot of exercise, but more importantly, I get in a lot of laughs. A fun board game with the family is a great stress reliever!

You are a big believer in giving back. What causes are you committed to?

I am very committed to the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), the horrific disease that took the life of my mother. We were so very close and she was one of the kindest, most beautiful people who ever walked this Earth.

I have been beyond thrilled watching the whole ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweep the nation. It is bringing about awareness for ALS and donations for much-needed research. As Pete Frates, the man who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge said, “The story right now goes: You’ve got ALS, have it for a little while, a long while, but either way, the end is always the same. ALS always wins. So in order to rewrite the end of it, we need to raise awareness, money.”

Wanting in some way to help end ALS, I started a foundation in honor of my mother called Betty’s Battle, bettysbattle.org, which benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) ALS Division. I also work with Augie Nieto, who is a person living with ALS. He started Augie’s Quest, augiesquest.org. He is an amazing person, who is tireless in his fight against the disease. In fact, he’s the strongest individual I know despite his illness.

And I love working with Best Buddies, as my Aunt Ellen had Down Syndrome. Best Buddies, founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is dedicated to creating opportunities for friendships and employment for people with intellectual disabilities. I have seen firsthand how much good Best Buddies does!

What is your go-to workout?

I get up really early in the morning to work out—sometimes, as early as 4:30 am to get on the treadmill. That way I get my workout done before I even go to work and I’m not doing it when I come home, during my daughter’s awake hours, when I can spend time with her.

I actually love going to bed early and getting up early. I started doing that as I wanted to be on my kids’ schedules. Reading with my daughter at night or watching a movie together before she goes to bed is always such special time.

My recommendation is to make working out entertaining. You have to or otherwise you dread it. I catch up on all the TV shows and movies I want to watch or need to watch for work. I watched all the seasons of Homeland and Scandal while on the treadmill. The time goes by so quickly and I actually look forward to that time in the morning!

Or create games with your family to get in exercise. My boys and I race each other swimming. We also play family dodgeball and basketball. My daughter and I play tag with our little Yorkie dog, Buttercup. And believe it or not, Buttercup knows that when we chase her, she is to run, and when we run from her, that she is to chase us. And she’s fast, so I get in a ton of exercise!

What are you working on next?

I am excited about a new show I am producing for the Reelz Channel. I love producing shows, as I love storytelling, and you can get into it even deeper by producing. I also produced a show for HGTV, as I am obsessed with home design!

My husband laughs at me as I can spend forever in a furniture store. I love looking at couches and chairs more than dresses and shoes!

We are also working on expanding the Little Ashby: Star Reporter App series. I am so in love with that character. The reason I created Little Ashby: Star Reporter is because I love my job. And my job as a journalist/reporter is constantly changing. Therefore, I am constantly learning via the various places and people I have to cover.

I want kids to have the same opportunity to travel the world, while learning so much in the process, as I have. Obviously, because they are kids, they can’t literally travel all over, but they can virtually, via a very curious little animated cub reporter character.

I saw how much my daughter was learning via educational apps, so that is how Little Ashby first came alive, via an app that teaches kids facts about the world as well as morals. And Little Ashby is actually named in honor of my daughter. I asked my daughter what I should name the title character and she said, “Ashby, of course!”

Source: http://www.organicspamagazine.com/entertai...

Nancy O'Dell to Appear in MDA Show of Strength in Honor of Her Mom!

Labor Day weekend will always be special for MDA. Our families’ compelling stories give us strength and we’ll continue to share those inspirational stories on Labor Day and throughout the year via digital channels as part of our year-round consumer engagement.

Through the innovation of the telethon, MDA became the leading organization supporting kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other life-threatening neuromuscular diseases.

The innovation and fight continues. With the telethon’s rich history coming to a close, MDA will continue to honor families by:

  • redoubling and refocusing our research investments;
  • introducing more clinical trials through partnerships with medical institutions and drug developers;
  • improving the quality of care, services and therapies for families;
  • and opening new channels to connect with kids and adults who need our assistance and support.

Thank you for your continued support.

Source: http://www.mda.org/telethon

Garth Brooks Also Takes Nancy's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Country legend Garth Brooks accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from ET's own Nancy O'Dell -- and things got messy rather quickly.

"It's an honor to accept your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," Brooks, guitar in hand, tells O'Dell in the video. "It is very much a wonderful honor of mine to accept it in your beautiful mother Betty's name."

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Nancy O'Dell

The cause of raising awareness is very close to ET host Nancy O'Dell's heart, as she lost her own mother to the disease. She did her own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, where she called out Brooks, Jamie Foxx, the LA Dodgers team and Oprah Winfrey, who also accepted her challenge.

"All right guys," Brooks tells his assistants who look excited to douse him with cold water. "Let's get this this over with. I love you Nancy!"

Then, like the winning coach at a Super Bowl game, Brooks gets two huge, breezing buckets of green and orange Gatorade poured over his head, which is mostly shielded by a cowboy hat.

VIDEO: 12 Best Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Brooks makes sure to send out a few challenges of his own before signing off. He decides to "take on the black and gold." The country crooner challenges the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"Let's raise some money for ALS," Brooks adds.

Check out the video to see the country rocker get soaked, and see Nancy O'Dell take the challenge in the video below.

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Source: http://www.etonline.com/news/150036_garth_...

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King Accept Nancy's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

After accepting the ALS ice bucket challenge yesterday, Nancy O’Delll got her friends to do the same. Both Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King accepted and thanked Nancy for the chilly challenge.

NEWS: Nancy O'Dell Takes the ALS Awareness Ice Bucket Challenge

Gayle accepted and posted an Instagram video of her daughter Kirby pouring the ice bucket over her head.

She says in the caption, "Looks like my favorite daughter Kirby enjoyed this a little too much."

Oprah went on Facebook to share her ice bucket pour from none other than best friend Gayle herself.

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has gone viral. It encourages people to pour buckets of ice on their heads and donate money for ALS research, and it is working. According to the ALS web site, "Between July 29 and today, August 12, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year."

President and CEO of The ALS Association, Barbara Newhouse says, "We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease. We couldn't be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative."

Many celebrities have participated in the challenge including Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Kerry Washington and Taylor Swift. The best part is that when people challenge their friends, the awareness continues to grow.

ALS Awareness is especially close to Nancy as her mother passed away from the disease. When she took the challenge, her ET family joined her. Watch the video below to see Nancy and the ET team get iced.

Source: http://www.etonline.com/news/149959_oprah_...

Nancy O'Dell Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

That looks cold!

Having lost her mother to the disease, ALS awareness is an issue close toEntertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell's heart. So when The Insider's Kevin Frazier challenged her to go under the ice bucket to benefit ALS research, Nancy and many more from our ET family gladly accepted the call. (Plus, it was a great way to cool off under the hot LA sun!)

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quickly gone viral, with countless videos of people dumping ice buckets on their heads, including  many A-listers, Adam Levine and Justin Timberlake, all in the name of ALS awareness and research.

After taking the challenge, Nancy challenged some of her own friends, including Oprah, Jamie Foxx, the CBS This Morning News Team, the LA Dodgers, and Garth Brooks!

Take a look at our exclusive video above to see Nancy, and many more of the ET team, take the Ice Bucket Challenge!

And if you'd like to join in on the icy activity, send us your own videos taking the challenge on Instagram using #ETnow. And don’t forget to show your support by donating at www.als.net or augiesquest.org.

Source: http://www.etonline.com/news/149944_nancy_...

Nancy Chats with Working Mother!

Celebrity Mom Q&A: Nancy O’Dell

The engaging host of TV's Entertainment Tonight talks to us about work and family—and two must-have pieces of apparel.
By Lela Narg

What’s a typical workday like for you?  

I get up sometimes as early as 4 a.m. I like to get emails and exercise out of the way in the morning. Every weekday at 5:30 a.m., I join an E.T. conference call to learn all the day’s entertainment news. I'm in the office fairly early, then it becomes a mad dash to get the show done before it feeds out on the satellite. That time is pretty insane between formulating ideas, content writing, voiceovers, radio, getting camera-ready and on-set interviews. After the show is done, there are other meetings. When I get home from work, I just want to spend time with the kids [daughter Ashby, age 7; and stepsons Tyler, 18, and Carson, 15] and my husband [actor Keith Zubulevich].  

You developed a set of apps about a cub reporter named Little Ashby. Do they relate to your own experiences?

I created "Little Ashby: Star Reporter" because I want kids to have that same opportunity to travel the world as I have for my job. And I saw how much my daughter was learning via educational apps [these are named for her]. There are so many great educational apps out now, so I don’t mind her spending a bit of time with them after her homework is done. Plus, I want her to learn about technology at a young age so she's not intimidated by it.

You interview celebrities for a living, and you're one in your own right.

Well, thank you, that is very flattering! I never really consider myself a celebrity. In fact, my husband laughs at me when I ask him if I have something funny on my face because I want to know why people are looking. He says, “You always forget you are on a national show, don’t ya?”

How do you stay connected as a family?

My husband and I make a point to text throughout the day, even if it's a simple “I love you.” And we work out together. We try to have a family game night at least once a week—we love the board game Awkward Family Photos. We also spend a lot of time outdoors, whether playing a game of tag or riding bikes together. And my daughter and I read pretty much every night. We have these short story books called You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You. The parent reads a line, then your child reads a line, and the stories all rhyme.

Has journalism changed for women—especially mothers—since you started?

Definitely. They are many more opportunities for women, both on camera and behind the scenes. In fact, I remember when I first started out, a local news director told me not to go into journalism as reporter jobs [for women] were few and far between. Glad I didn’t listen to him! The toughest thing about being a journalist as a mom is that you have to go to where the story is, when it is. So my schedule is very sporadic. One thing I won’t do is miss one of my children’s events. One huge thing I remember about growing up is that my parents never missed anything I did, whether it was a basketball game or a recital. That meant so much to me, so even if I have to say no to a work assignment, I am gonna be there for my kids. I won’t waiver on that.

Nancy’s Busy Mom Style Tips

Own a great pair of leggings. They are so comfy, yet so stylish. Great for travel or a kids’ event at school.

Treat your hair. I often wet my hair, put deep conditioner in it, comb through it, and pull it back in a bun. It looks sleek and stylish, but I am getting a deep conditioning at the same time. I have found a fabulous conditioner in RUSK Deepshine Color Hydrate Conditioner—I'm proud to be their spokesperson!

Own a great pair of big sunglasses. These are awesome for busy moms. They look chic and save you time—you don’t have to put on…eye makeup. Invest in a designer brand or stock up on several inexpensive pairs at Target. I keep sunglasses in my car, at work and at home. 

Source: http://www.workingmother.com/content/celeb...

Nancy O'Dell Guest Stars in New Series "Mystery Girls!"

Scoop: MYSTERY GIRLS on ABC FAMILY - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

👤by News Desk

Holly and Charlie reflect on how Nick helped bring these two friends back together again, on an all-new "Mystery Girls," airing on Wednesday, July 16th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. 

In "Pilot," Holly and Charlie look back on how they went from TV show starlets to real life detectives. Nancy O'Dell from "Entertainment Tonight" guest stars as herself and interviews the Mystery Girls about what brought these two together again. Nick, a "Mystery Girls" fanatic, witnesses a crime and insists on speaking to former co-stars Charlie, a suburban housewife, and Holly, who longs for the glory days when they starred in the show. The infamous duo and former friends reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.

"Mystery Girls" stars Tori Spelling as Holly, Jennie Garth as Charlie and Miguel Pinzon as Nick. The comedy series is executive produced by Tori SpellingJennie Garth, Andy Gordon ("Last Man Standing"), Shepard Boucher ("Men at Work"), Maggie Malina ("Single Ladies") and John Ziffren. Tori Spelling and Shepard Boucher also serve as co-creators.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the "WATCH ABC Family" authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article...

Nancy Shares One of Her Favorite Things!

My Favorite... Personalized Necklace

'Entertainment Tonight' host Nancy O'Dell shares the story of this personalized diamond necklace, a gift from her daughter.

Entertainment Tonight host and author Nancy O'Dell shares the story of this personalized necklace that was a gift from her daughter.

How did this beautiful necklace come into your life? "It came into my life because my daughter gave it to me for Mother's Day, it's her initial. Obviously she had a little help from her dad picking it out, because she would have been about four at the time, but they both know that anything that has to do with the kids that they give me is extra special. And I think meaningful jewelry––I see it so much around Hollywood, and the trend of jewelry with personal meaning just keeps getting stronger."

It's also such a classic piece. "And it never goes out of style, that's the thing, and that in itself is one of the reasons I love it. Because it is so classic, with a little 'A,' and I can wear it with casual clothes, I wear it with T-shirts, with dressy things, I wear it if I'm going to a cocktail party, I can wear it when I'm just hanging out in jeans, if I want to wear it with my sweatsuit...I wear it quite often, because it goes with everything. It's not so big, but it's not teeny tiny, it's got little pavè diamonds so it doesn't have a color to it––and it's got such great meaning. It almost feels like I have Ashby there with me whenever I wear it because it makes me think of her so much. She's so cute, whenever I wear it she gets all excited, she's like, 'You're wearing my A!' She's seven now. She asked me the other day if she could borrow the necklace—it actually came from Tiffany's—I was like, 'Well, let's find you another A!'"

Can you share the details of when she gave it to you? "Kids just love gifts in general, they think it's so much fun to open a present and stuff. She had helped my husband wrap it and it was the cutest little wrapping job because it obviously wasn't the most professional, which made it even more lovable and charming. She was just so excited about the wrapping paper she had put around the box itself, and opening it up. It's such a special piece of jewelry because I do remember her giving it to me and being so excited because it involved so much of her. Because she had wrapped the gift, but also because 'it meant so much to mama' because it was her initial. It was a way of connecting us, it was a great gift because of what it means: 'Hey, I want to wear this because I think about you all the time.'"

No wonder personalized fine jewelry is such a timeless trend. As you said, it goes with everything, and means so much. "Yeah, I agree. And I think it will never go out of style, personalized jewelry. And it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. I mean, you look at the red carpet, I see at the Emmys and the Oscars, the red carpet's filled with moms that have some personalized jewelry on with their gown, which I think is so sweet."

And for you, the necklace is really about the bond you have with your daughter, which means so much. 
"Oh, big time. To see her when she sees me wearing it, 'Oh, look, mommy's wearing the gift that reminds her of me,' just to see her little face light up when she sees it on me because she knows it means, 'Look, Mommy wants to think about me all day long.' It's really special. I have two stepsons too, so I keep hinting to my husband that I need a 'C' and a 'T' too, for Carson and Tyler. It spells 'ACT!'"

Do you see this piece getting handed down someday? "I would love to be able to, I want to keep it for a long time but maybe when she has her first Mother's Day, to hand it down to her, and if she has a daughter, I've thought about that, it would be fun to give her a necklace with her daughter's initial, and also the one that has the 'A' on it. I have so many pieces of sentimental jewelry that have been handed down and they're my favorite pieces of jewelry. I have my mom's wedding ring, she passed away, but she had worn her mom's wedding ring along with her wedding ring, so I have both of their wedding rings, and mine. I also have an opal ring and the opal itself is special because my grandmother was given it when she graduated, and when my mother graduated she gave it to her, and it was given to me when I graduated from college. We had to change the gold but the opal itself has been passed down for years and years and years. I'm really into sentimental jewelry."

That really illustrates how much meaning these pieces can accumulate over time, and their role in a family. "It really does. I have pieces that my dad gave my mom, too, for an anniversary, and it means so much because it shows so much of their relationship and makes you think about them."

Can you share any styling tips for classic, personalized necklaces like yours? "Well, the great thing about it is that you can wear it with so many different things. When you have a personalized piece like that, to me, it looks really good with a V-neck or a neck that crosses, which I think kind of points, then, to the jewelry. Even on air, that's what I tell them. Necklaces, especially if it's something you really want to draw attention to, a V-neckline is the best one to wear with it. And then if you're wearing jeans and a T-shirt, a piece of jewelry is a great way to dress it up. So when you feel like being casual but don't want to feel like you just stepped out of the gym, just throw the necklace on."

What's a memorable moment that happened when you were wearing your 'A?'"I was actually at [Ashby's] school one time and I had it on, and another little kid came up to me, and she goes, 'Why are you wearing an 'A' on your neck? That's not 'M,' for momma. You're momma. So I explained, 'Well, my name is Nancy.' And she said, 'Now it makes twice not as much sense.' That was the way she said it. So I had to explain to her, 'No, this is for Ashby.' There was a lot of explaining!"

Funny! When you see the necklace what's the first word or feeling that comes to mind?"I mean, my little boo, that's what I call her. It just makes me smile. As soon as I see the necklace, it's a big smile. As they say, the love that you have for a child is one that nobody can ever describe. Until you have a kid––people tell you it's a different love you never felt before––and until you experience it, you really can't even grasp that. I mean memories are so important. It's just reliving that, and being able to look at that necklace and remember that moment and the look on her face, and seeing how much pleasure it gives her when she sees me wearing it."

Source: Nancy O'Dell, Art by Tanya Keigh Washington

Source: http://www.stylebistro.com/Fashion+Obsessi...

New Rusk Haircare Giveaway!

NANCY IS GIVING AWAY MORE OF HER FAVORITE RUSK HAIRCARE PRODUCTS!

June 27, 2014 - As spokesperson for Rusk Haircare, Nancy is giving away some of her favorite Rusk products with another Twitter contest to celebrate the 2014 Emmy Awards!

Grand Prize will include a box full of Nancy's Must-Have hair goodies!
 


(Actual prize may differ from products shown based on product availability at time of fulfillment.  Value of products will be at least $250. )

10 Runners up will receive RUSK w8less 12-in-1 Miracle Leave-in Treatment!

To enter:
1.  Make sure you are following @nancyodell on Twitter and @ruskhaircare
2.  Retweet Nancy's daily tweets about the contest to count as an entry.  No need to retweet more than once a day.
3.  Be sure to include the hashtag #Nancy4Rusk
4.  Don't create multiple twitter accounts to enter - it will be deemed ineligible.

Winner will be selected randomly on August 26, 2014