January 26, 2009

Office neatness, and a dinner hosted by People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

UPDATE: Today on my show I responded to this Gawker.com article

I just want to say that this Gawker.com article is a misrepresentation of what actually was discussed within our offices.  The list of pens is an assortment of what our company will provide our employees with at our expense.  We never stated that other pens were not allowed to be used.  In these tough economic times, harmony is essential within the working environment. I must also inform you that we use a great assortment of writing implements from the Martha Stewart crafts line available at Michael's Crafts and Walmart. 

Last Thursday, I attended a dinner in New York City, celebrating the preview exhibit of Nomad Two Worlds, featuring artwork created by Indigenous Australian artists.  The show is on display from January 22 – 29 at the Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio, founded by Donna Karan, located at 711 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village.  The show was created by famed Australian photographer, Russell James and was promoted by my friend, Lisa Fox, who is a dedicated supporter of Australian culture and arts.  Our hosts for the evening were Hugh and Deborra-Lee Jackman.  To find out more about this exhibit and to see a fascinating video, please visit Nomadtwoworlds.

And to see and learn even more about Australia, don’t forget about the fantastic movie, Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, which takes place in northern Australia at the beginning of World War II.  Kidman plays an English aristocrat who inherits an enormous cattle ranch.  In order to save it from an English plot to take it over, she enlists the help of Jackman, who plays a rough-hewn stock-man.  Together, they drive the cattle across hundreds of rugged miles, still experiencing bombings and other atrocities. It’s a very exciting movie, shedding insight into Aboriginal life and the inhumane rulings of Australian law.

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