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

Sammy Davis Jr.

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

While I was working on ‘General Hospital’, Sammy Davis Jr. came on as a guest star. He was a true professional and wonderful to work with. After he wrapped his special appearance, he threw a big appreciative party for cast and crew. He rented a hall, catered the food, and hired a fabulous band. Best yet, 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