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Tuesday
Sep132011

Jersey Shore’s Sammi: The Sweetest ACTRESS You’ll Ever Meet?

ABC News Radio(NEW YORK) -- Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola is branching out.

“To be honest, I’m focusing on me and my brand and wherever that takes me,” the 24-year-old Hazlet, N.J., native tells ABC News Radio.

And where it’s taking her – for now – is on a press tour promoting her new perfume, “Dangerous.”

“It’s something that I worked really long and hard on, and it’s something I’m extremely proud of and I put a lot of heart and soul into it, and I love it.”

[LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH JERSEY SHORE'S SAMMI "SWEETHEART" GIANCOLA]

Giancola says she really wants to be an entrepreneur.

“I just want to get into clothing and things that I really love,” she said.

But what the self-proclaimed “sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet” is truly interested in -- beyond her role on MTV’s wildly-popular reality series Jersey Shore -- is acting.

“It wasn’t until ... I did a [6 Hour Power] commercial and ... some other things like The Three Stooges ... that I really got a taste of it and I really loved it,” she said. “And now I’m like, ‘Wow, maybe I should think about this,’ because it came easy to me."

“I loved it!” Sammi said, referring to her on-screen cameos. “So, why not do something that I love?”

Giancola says her inspiration to act comes from Angelina Jolie because, “she just does a lot.”

“I like her movies that she does. I like her as an actress. She’s involved in a lot of charities. I like the life that she lives,” Sammi said.

Giancola’s life has been on full display since the series debuted in December 2009 -- and her on-again, off-again relationship with Jersey Shore co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been one of the show's most galvanizing plot points.

If you’re wondering whether the pair is still together – spoiler alert – they are, indeed.

“We both kind of grew up and became adults,” Giancola told ABC News Radio. “Towards the end of Italy we really made it work. We were able to communicate. We got over the fighting issue.  We kind of really figured out what we wanted in our lives.”

Jersey Shore fans will see the two together in season five, but the drama, she reveals, will shift away from her own relationship and onto others.

“The drama’s really going to unfold on some other people and it’s going to be very dramatic.”

Giancola says she’s aware of the reputation she and her castmates have now, based on their on-screen portrayal -- and that, she says, is just fine.

“That show makes everybody look bad at times, including myself, and it makes me look pretty bad,” she admits. “Let’s be honest – it makes me look pretty bad, but I go with it because that’s what I chose to do and that’s me.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr152011

Female Stars to Face Off at Fragrance Awards

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They've competed for the music industry's biggest honors, but now Beyonce, Britney Spears, Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are all competing for the fragrance industry's highest honors.

Each singer's signature fragrances have been nominated for the Fifi Awards, which are given out each year by the Fragrance Foundation to honor the creativity of the perfume industry.

Scents by Beyonce and Spears are both nominated for Fragrance of the Year in the Luxe category, which is for perfumes that are sold in department and specialty stores.  Beyonce's Heat and Spears' Radiance both got nods, and were also nominated for Best Packaging of the Year.

Two of Aguilera's fragrances, her eponymous scent and her By Night perfume, have been nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Broad Appeal category, which is for those fragrances sold through drugstores and chain stores.  Lavigne's fragrance Forbidden Rose is also nominated in that category, as is Shakira's perfume, S.  Aguilera, Lavigne and Shakira's scents are also all up for Best Packaging of the Year.

Fergie's debut fragrance for Avon, Outspoken, is nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Direct to Consumer category, which honors those perfumes sold online, through catalogs or door to door.  Mary J. Blige's perfume My Life is also nominated in this category.

Carey's perfume Lollipop Bling fragrance collection is up for Best Packaging of the Year.

The Fifi awards will be handed out May 25 at New York City's Lincoln Center.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jan142011

New Michael Jackson Fragrances on the Way?

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(NICE, France) -- The latest products to capitalize on the late Michael Jackson are his-and-her fragrances inspired by floral aroma from plants that grow at Neverland Ranch, according to AFP.

The report says Jackson’s Tribute for men and Jackson’s Legend for women will go on sale March 7 in the U.S.  The fragrances reportedly are the result of a 50/50 partnership between the late singer’s father, Joe Jackson, and Julian Rouas Paris, a French fragrance manufacturer.  The company’s master perfumer says Jackson’s Legend for women has a fruity, floral aroma while Jackson’s Tribute for men features a more musky scent.

A spokesman for Michael Jackson’s estate tells AFP the fragrance venture is “a Joe Jackson deal” and the estate is not involved.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Oct122010

Lady Gaga's New Fragrance Name Reportedly Revealed

Photo Courtesy - Streamline RecordsThe name of Lady Gaga's upcoming signature fragrance may have been derived from one of her inspirations.  TMZ.com reports the perfume will be called "Monster," in honor of Gaga's fans, whom she calls her "little monsters."

TMZ says Gaga has filed trademark paperwork to use the name "Monster" for "perfumery."

The scent is due to arrive sometime in 2012.

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