Archive for September, 2010

Emmy Award — the video

Posted in Corinna's Glam Squad, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? on September 3, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna in an Emmy night portrait by Poane

I’ve spent the summer celebrating my Emmy win with many of you.

Thank you for all your kind words of congratulation!

Many of you have asked to see the video that was nominated.

Now, thanks to my brilliant editor, Aaron Childers, I am happy to comply.

The Emmy is from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter for Outstanding Achievement: On-Camera Talent – Performer/Narrator.

Click here to enjoy.

September Celebrity Edge

Posted in Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Snapshots, Uncategorized with tags on September 2, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

944 Magazine

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton

Parents, Pre-Nups, & Panties

If Chelsea Clinton’s wedding cost anywhere near the rumored $5 million, then it’s still a bargain compared to the $10 million her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, will allegedly have to pay if he cheats on her, according to a pre-nuptial agreement leaked to the press earlier this year.
“Chelsea’s … father has always been the person she most admired, and the fact that he cheated on her mom not once, but many times, made her very gun-shy about trusting the guys she dated,” a close family has been quoted.
But in this relationship, Chelsea’s not the only one with Daddy issues.
Marc’s father, Ed Mezvinsky, a former democratic congressman, served five years in federal prison for bilking his associates, friends and family members — some say even his own late mother-in-law — out of millions of dollars.
So perhaps the young couple should consider expanding the definition of “cheating” in their pre-nup: “If either party can be proven to have screwed anyone else, either literally or figuratively…” Or, “due to the sheer amount of information we have on both fathers, the agreement could be more specific, ruling out things like cigars and women named Monica…”
I certainly don’t mean to make light of prenuptial agreements. But, I can think of so many examples where a carefully chosen word or two could have been added to the pre-wedding vows for clarification.
I was talking to a man recently who says that when he helped pack his wife up after their divorce, he found more than a thousand pairs of shoes, most of them un-worn, stacked neatly in her closet. Subsequent review of their shared credit card revealed that he had paid for most of them.
Instead of a credit card with a set limit, maybe his pre-nup should have specified a smaller closet? In an effort to convince you that the girl I’m referring to is not me, (it’s not), I’ll share my most sordid post-relationship revelation.
After dating my ex-boyfriend for just over a year, we broke up for good.
It wasn’t until years later, when his next serious girlfriend moved in, that it was discovered that he kept files on all of his girlfriends – including, get this, a pair of panties belonging to each woman.
I can’t help but wonder which ones he kept of mine. It gives a new credence to your mother’s advice to always wear clean underwear, lest you get hit by a bus and are forced to show your dirty laundry to the world.
Which brings me back Chelsea and her pre-nup. While an ironclad pre-nuptial agreement may protect Chelsea’s financial well being, it can’t do a thing to protect her heart.
Instead, it’ll be those past experiences that she’ll need to draw on to face the inevitable bad that is bound to come with the good.
That’s an example we can all learn from as we all face tough times of our own.
So let’s all raise a glass and toast Chelsea Clinton and her new husband.

Rooftop dining at French American Brasserie

Posted in Around Atlanta, Cheap Eats, Where's Corinna? with tags on September 2, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook


I entertained some out of town friends last night at the French American Brasserie in downtown Atlanta.

I’d originally invited them there because I know the dress code is so flexible, with business suits and cocktail dresses in the dining room, and jeans and boho chic at their iconic zinc bar.

But at the suggestion of manager Cindy Brown, we decided to sit upstairs on their rooftop patio.

So glad we did!

Rooftop cocktails at French American Brasserie

The view is breathtaking during the day, but at night, with the lights of the city reflected on the surrounding buildings the sight is nothing short of stunning.

French American Brasserie 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Suite 125, Atlanta. 404 266 -1440

And with September here, the time is right to venture back outdoors and enjoy some of the best weather Atlanta has to offer.

Check out this article I found in West Cobb Magazine rounding out some of the best spots in town to enjoy “Dining Afreshco Style”.

Girls Night Out

Posted in Around Atlanta, Uncategorized, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , on September 1, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Holly Firfer of CNN's Headline News and Evelyn Mims of 11Alive's "Atlanta and Company"

Okay, you know me too well. We did invite some boys, too. But the night belonged to the girls as two of my favs helped to host an event for 3vodka at the MF Room in Buckhead.

I had a friend in town from Oregon, so this seemed as good a way as any to introduce her to my crowd here in the ATL.

She was a little put off my the “MF” ackronym, until I explained.

It’s short for “Magic Fingers”, as in the magic fingers of the chef who rolls your sushi!

And yes it’s the same folks who have the infamous MF Sushi on Ponce.

Now you know!