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Celebrity Dance Challenge — the video!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna on stage at Celebrity Dance Challenge

After months of preparation, the Celebrity Dance Challenge finally took place last night with amazing success.
Sub-titled “Dancing For Self-Esteem” the event benefitted the Eating Disorder Information Network, or EDIN.

My dance partner, Clifton Pierce, and I performed to the song “Freakum Dress” by Beyonce.

These amazing photos are courtesy of my friend, Scott Reeves.

You can also check out video of the performance.

Truly a night I will NEVER forget.

My sincere thanks to EDIN for including me in their good work.

And a huge round of applause to my Glam Squad!

Vanessa Vinci for the dress, Daniel Jones for the hair, Leslie Hines from Authentic Beauty, and Marian Goldberg from David Yurman for the BLING!

“New Moon” Premiere

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell-Bower

Corinna with Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campell-Bower

I am so excited for tonight’s premiere of “New Moon!”

I’m a huge Twilight Fan — have read all the books — in fact, I finished the first one on a plane, so was able to watch the movie immediately after I put it down!

Tee hee — what can I say? I’m a fan.

A lot of people get put-off by the whole sci-fi vampire aspect of the story.

But I tell people it’s really a love story. That’s what I liked about it.

So I was thrilled to meet two of the stars of the latest installment, “New Moon”.

Edi Gathegi plays “Laurent,” one of the “bad” vampires.

Jamie Campbell-Bower plays “Caius,” also a villain, although he disputes that idea.

You can check out what they had to say on a recent visit to the Nordstrom at Perimeter Mall.

My jacket that day came from my stylist, Evonya Easley.

Dancing With The Stars Atlanta — vote for Corinna

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
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Corinna dancing with Clifton Pierce

After months of rehearsals we’re now down to the LAST TWO WEEKS before the Celebrity Dance Challenge on November 19th.

I’ll be dancing to a the Beyonce song “Freakum Dress” — yikes!

If you like what you see, I’d love for you to vote for me — it only costs a dollar!

It’s all to support Edin, a charity that helps to combat eating disorders.

And I’d love for you to buy tickets and come out to support me in Midtown, at the 14th Steet Playhouse on the 19th!

Ladies Who Launch

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots, Corinna's Glam Squad, What's Corinna Wearing? with tags , , , , on November 5, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

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I love Ladies Who Launch!

Corinna and Holly with Tammie Reed
Corinna and Holly

Corinna with Holly Firfer

Ladies Who Launch is my new inspiration!

I attended their annual conference here in Atlanta recently. They invited me to speak about my televsion career along with my girlfriends Tammie Reed and Holly Firfer.
You know what we realized?

No matter what career they choose, women get to a point where they’re ready to put “quality of life” first.

Many of the women I met launched businesses and second careers, while still working for someone else.

And what they all have in common is that they took their careers, lives and futures into their own hands and made it happen!

I love Ladies Who Launch!

And don’t you love my fab green tunic? My stylist girlfriend Evonya Easley found it for me!

“Come Fly With Me”

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots with tags , , on October 2, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
"Come Fly With Me" dancers

Ready for a shot of adrenaline better than any caffine? Check out “Come Fly With Me” at the Alliance Theater.

By special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and The Sinatra Family, the show features original recorded “masters” of Frank Sinatra’s voice backed by the live on stage big band.

There is no dialog, instead the story is told through dance.

The Alliance website describes it as a:

“Musical that follows four couples falling in and out of love. The show shares the full spectrum of emotion we all know as ‘this thing called love.’ Set in a crowded night-club the dance driven evening is sexy… athletic… passionate… and filled with optimism.”

What it doesn’t say is that one woman STOLE THE SHOW!

Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit

From the minute Karine Plantadit set foot on stage, with her glittering togas and fiery red afro, no one in the audience could look at another dancer.

In her opening number, she flirts with her love interest, then plays hard to get in a dance that has her lifted and passed between three other dancers.

Never seen anything like it.

But BY FAR my favorite scene is when she gets into an all out bar brawl with that same love interest in the second act. So much passion and power — but still absolutely graceful and elegant.

Simply stunning.

I surfed around a little bit to find out more about Karine.

Turns out she was in the Billy Joel musical, “Movin’ Out” and the movie “Frida” with Salma Hayek.

No complete bio though.

That tells me that she’s still relatively unknown.

But not for long.

Karine Plantadit is definitely a woman to watch.

You heard it here first.

Jason Wu in Atlanta!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots on September 11, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Jason Wu

Corinna with Jason Wu

You may not recognize his face — yet — but you’ll definitely recognize Jason Wu’s work.

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Michelle Obama has worn his designs on many occasions, including the Inauguration Ball last November.

I caught up with the 26 year old designer recently at Jeffrey Fashion Cares show.

A native of Taiwan, Wu was self conscious about his English.

There was no need — he speaks as beautifully as he designs.

He says he takes inspiration from his travels, sketching color and architectural ideas where ever he goes.

While in Atlanta, he looked forward to enjoying some of our restaurants, including Bacchanalia in West Midtown.

Celebrating its 17th year, Fashion Cares raises money for the prevention of AIDS and Breast Cancer.

For this year’s gala, I wore two dresses.

For the interview with Jason, I wore a knee length ruffled dress in canary yellow.

Corinna at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Corinna at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

For the gala, I changed into the more formal, full length dress in royal blue.

Both dresses were designed by Vanessa Vinci.

All my jewelry, including the diamond dog tags you see in the picture with Jason, are from David Yurman.

Jerry Springer sings!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots on September 8, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Jerry Springer

Corinna with Jerry Springer

For some people, public speaking is more scary than death.

Still, I speak in public every day with out breaking a sweat.

But I’ll tell you what WOULD give me the shakes — singing in front of a group!

And Jerry Springer is no different.

He’s an attorney who’s worked in both politics and live TV.

But when he stopped by the newsroom recently, he told me that his role in the musical “Chicago” is by far his biggest challenge yet.

So how does he stack up?

You can check out his performance this week at the Fox.

Or, better yet, you can get a taste of his musical stylings RIGHT NOW by watching my interview with him here.

Enjoy!