Mo’Nique is an angel

By: Alkhyseam Watson (HairStylist)

Mo’Nique is the most generous celebrity I have ever known or worked for. She often donates her time and money to various causes. On one occasion, for “My Sister’s House” (a shelter for abused women), she rented a hall, had Walmart donate food, and provided tables, chairs, etc. Mo’Nique wanted to surprise Continue reading

Pamela Anderson never stops giving

By:  Teresa Vest (Makeup Artist)

Hi Essie….

Not sure if this one counts or not but years ago I worked on V.I.P. with Pam Anderson… First off Pam was always kind and generous to her entire cast and crew always doing things for the crew sometimes the usual coffee truck but other times silly things Continue reading

Natasha Henstridge

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

On the show ‘Eli Stone’, I had a chance to work with Natasha Henstridge. I quickly discovered what an extremely generous and giving actress she is. She gave me sparkling jewelry. Not cheap bling either!  And she conducted herself with such humbleness, socializing with crew members from vanities to grips. She was a true gem to work with!

Michael Badalucco

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

Unfortunately, I only worked on the last season of ‘The Practice’. I was lucky, though, to work with Michael Badalucco, one of the biggest hearts in the entertainment business. Once a month, he had his favorite restaurant in New York City Continue reading

Arsenio Hall

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

I was working on the Arsenio Hall Show when southern California suffered the devastating Northridge Earthquake in 1994. A lot of the crew members were unable to make it into work, even if they had survived the quake, due to road closures and damaged homes. Ever thoughtful, Arsenio decided to shut down production for a week Continue reading

Nina Dobrev, the Sweetheart

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

The Vampire Diaries is the most difficult show I have ever worked on. It’s so physically demanding with a tremendous amount of running, hustling, schlepping, setting up and breaking down, and moving heavy crates containing the actors’ bags, backup supplies and so on. I would get so exhausted that I would need the entire weekend to recuperate. Nina always knew exactly what I needed. Continue reading

Ian Somerhalder’s generous gift

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

Thus far, I have been blessed to work with Ian Somerhalder for the past two years. Hopefully there will be many more to come. He’s a gorgeous human being and has the biggest human heart to match. One early morning while working on ‘The Vampire Diaries’, I noticed that Ian was extra happy. Ebullient. Intrigued, I asked how he was doing. He answered, “ I am going to buy Jess a Continue reading

With Sarah Carter, dreams do come true…

By: Rene Dashiell (Makeup Artist)

I had just taken over as Dept Head on the TV series “Shark” starring James Woods and Jeri Ryan. It was the show’s first season and there had been many shakeups in the Makeup Dept. One of the show’s lead actresses was Sarah Carter. She had gone through several makeup artists and had a rough go of it. On our first day together, Sarah’s Mom was in attendance (she had traveled all the way from Canada and was there for Continue reading