I was surprised to see Kmart at the gift lounge because I haven't seen a Kmart in years. I guess it's not big here in Toronto? They actually had some cute colorful products for summer! Rebbecca (Events Marketing Manager) showed me a colorfully striped Martha Stewart towel that Sherri Shepherd (The View) decided to take to use on her trip to Costa Rica. Finola Hughes is a big fan of Kmart, she was wearing Kmartâ€™s Joe Boxer brand underwear, she said. She'll be able to add to her collection, because she was given an array of summer outfits that were on display such as a short pajama sets, shorts and a silver clutch that a few of the actresses were interested in using for tonight's awards ceremonies. Rebbecca tells me, "Everyone gets everything." They're given a bag full of loot to take home, as well as a gift card to shop in the store, or online at Kmart.com.
I came upon a medieval looking contraption that looked interesting and painful. They call it the Skorcher! Sure, that's how your butt feels when you use it! I met Bret Contreras (a certified strength and conditioning specialist) and Carrie Martz, the PR rep for the product. Bret is the inventor of this new exercise system that if used correctly will shape your butt within an inch of it's life. Every actor who has come into the Gift Lounge has taken one but Susan Lucci, who endorses the Malibu Pilates Chair. Kim Zimmer (Reva, GL) loved it, Actress Whoopi Goldberg, who has been into getting in shape lately loved it and took one, DAYS actress, Nadia Borjlin took one, AMC's Debbi Morgan loved it, as did Darnell Williams (Jesse). He is quoted as saying, "I want a butt and a core. I'm putting it in my dressing room. It's the best thing here!" It was impressive. I wanted to try it out but alas, there was no time! Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light. For those who are interested in buying, you can do 23 exercises on this and it retails for $299. An 'Xtreme version' will offer even more exercises at $649. Off the topic of Soaps, I was interested in hearing that Counting Crows lead singer is putting one of these on his tour bus! Want a tighter butt? Check out Skorcher.com!
I moved on, whispering to a rep from SAM-e complete. This is a product that helps boost your mood. It's an all natural supplement that they tell me is found in your body. Those with lower amounts of SAM-e are said to benefit from this. The talent got a pack of supplements, along with a pair of slippers and complimentary massages. Jason Cook (GH) took some time out for an on-site massage and said he was familiar with the product. I was told that Susan Lucci, all dolled up in her Daytime Emmy attire, with hair and makeup done, came in for a massage! I guess since she was presenting, she needed to feel good and be relaxed for her presenting. Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC) was very interested in the massage, but when he came in yesterday, he didn't have time for one, so he rushed back today for one! I could have used one.