PLAYER is releasing a new album in Italy and doing press to promote it for a possible European tour. So Peter Beckett is coming to Italy with us tomorrow for some live TV appearances in Milan and Rome. The new album is entitled, “Addiction” and is on the prestigious Frontier’s label. We are very excited about the new released and I’m so happy they used the photo that I took of them! Looking forward to all the exciting things that are happening for PLAYER in the coming year. I know how many fans want to see them play in Europe and now that’s looking like a possibility. Check out the press release here. Player PR
Learning of Dick Clark’s passing made me sad today. Just thinking of Dick Clark reminds me of my childhood and teenage memories. Watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve and of course “American Bandstand.” I was privileged to meet him back when I was on “Star Search.” He was one of my judges in the finals. I met him later and he told me that he voted for me in finals, which of course made me proud. Such a handsome man that never seemed to age, Dick Clark will forever be an American Icon that will be dearly missed. “Player” appeared on “American Bandstand” and Ronn also thought he was a terrific man. I don’t think we can ever have a New Year’s Eve in the future without thinking of him. After suffering a terrible stroke, he seemed to age suddenly and it’s been a struggle for him since. For the man who was called, “American’s Forever Teenager” this just didn’t seem possible. However, he is just like all of us mortals and life is just to precious and too brief. So for now we say farewell or so long Dick Clark, until we meet again.
Ronn opened the show with “Born In The USA” and danced the Quick Step with Sara DiVaira in this opening sequence which was quite nice. We are looking forward to visiting our second home, Italy in the next couple weeks when B&B films in Pulgia. More exciting news coming soon!!
Easter has always been one of my favorite times of the year because it marks the blooming of flowers, spring fashion and new beginnings. There is a freshness in the air and after a cold winter, it’s a welcomed change that makes us smile. This Easter was the first time in eight years that Ronn and I have been apart. Even though I’ve missed him dearly, I’ve so enjoyed the quiet stillness of our home all to myself. Good Friday I attended a fun party hosted by Michelle Stafford at her gorgeous home that she has decided to sell. I hung out with Nadia Bjorlin, Brandon Beemer and Christian LeBlanc which always spells out, “Good Time.” Then I had a fabulous dinner cooked by renowned drummer, Frankie Banali and his gorgeous fiance’ Regina Russell. Meanwhile, Ronn flew to Rome for an appearance on a new dance show called, “Ballando Con Te” and spent Easter with Laura and Lavinia Biagiotti. I decided to spend Easter with my neighbor Sue who cooked up a fabulous spread of prime rib and turkey. Her daughter Danielle made some bunny rabbits treats, as we hung out and enjoyed a gorgeous day spent by the pool. So I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter. And even though Ronn was missed here at home, he is returning today with many stories from our Italian family I’m sure.
Experiencing Bora Bora was in a nut shell magical. The water is very clear aqua blue that is absolutely gorgeous and calm. Our every need was taken care of at the St. Regis, which seems to be the honeymoon haven for many couples. I can clearly see why. Upon arrival you are greeted with a flowered lei and taken by a boat that resembles a yacht to the resort where you are then greeted with a drink and a cool towel to feel refreshed. Our over the water bungalow was pretty awesome and a bottle of champagne was waiting for us. We had a candle lit dinner on a sugar white sandy beach and a gorgeous buffet breakfast with everything you can imagine every morning overlooking a pristine private beach. Each day was like heaven waking up to the still water surrounding our spacious bungalow hut. We rode bikes that were all over the resort around and had a couples massage side by side at the spa. We snorkeled and went on an aqua safari, which was quite interesting. You put these space like square helmets on in which you can breath and go down about 10 feet to see all kinds of fish and stingrays. I quite enjoyed that and we took a lot of underwater video and pics. Every evening our bed was turned down and treats of cookies and rose petals that spelled out LOVE was placed on our bed. Each evening we dined at a different restaurant with a different mood. The food on the Island is primarily Asian and French or a combo of both. So one night we had sushi, the next night French and one night we went to a very casual place called, “Bloody Mary’s” which is quite popular for seafood. Mama who owns “Bloody Mary’s” was a big fan of Ronn’s and everyone wanted photos. Seems all of Tahiti loves B&B and Ronn and pretty much everyone we went was the same scenario. I can honestly say Bora Bora is the perfect honeymoon location and we highly recommend it. Hopefully we will get to return for an anniversary. Apparently, they give you a seashell necklace that you are suppose to throw off the boat when you leave that says to the Island you will for sure return again.