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Sep 10 2012

The Emmys Dress: Making This as Easy as Possible

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mayim bialik emmys 2011 black dressThe search for this year’s Emmy dress is already going much smoother than last year’s search.

One reason is that I have a stylist named Ali who I really like, who understands me and my fashion needs, and who isn’t afraid to be honest with me. She’s also not freaked out by all of my weird Jewish modesty clothing issues. As I described in my last post about the search for my Emmy dress, I sent my stylist some images of classic Hollywood dresses, classic paintings depicting dresses I like, and pictures of Hollywood actresses in dresses I like. Then, I waited.

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Sep 6 2012

The Emmys Necklace: Designing Something Jewish

By at 8:17 pm

mayim bialik at reception for emmy-nominated peersThe search for a mezuzah to wear to the Emmys is on. Let’s call it Operation Motzi Mezuzah, shall we? Last we spoke, stylist Alison Kahn was beginning a search for a jewelry designer to craft a mezuzah that is red carpet appropriate and, as Ali might put it, “fabulous,” “awesome,” and “aMAzing,” because stylists use those kinds of words a lot.

Ali works with a set of jewelry designers and manufacturers collectively known as North American Jewelers, Inc. She also works with the The Palladium Alliance since she likes that metal because it’s a luxurious precious metal that is hypoallergenic, so it is sensitive to your skin…and best yet, it is lightweight. We had a conference call, all four of us: Ali, me, Heather Tucholski from The Palladium Alliance, and the CFO of North American Jewelers, Martin “Marty” Weinberger. That’s right, folks. Marty’s Jewish. Marty knows what a mezuzah is. Marty’s got the skills to make Operation Motzi Mezuzah happen. Go, Marty, go! Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 22 2012

My Night Among the Emmy Nominated Stars

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mayim bialik emmy nominee reception kveller.comMonday night I made my first red carpet appearance since my accident. It was an Emmy nominee reception hosted by the people who actually vote for who wins the Emmys.

I’m going to be honest. Monday was a rough day, recovery-wise. I almost didn’t go but went for a few reasons. First, it’s a fantastic opportunity to schmooze with the people who will potentially vote for me to win the award. Second, I saw it as an opportunity to prepare for a night of filming, which would be the next night, in terms of staying awake past 7 p.m., which I had yet to do since the accident. And finally, I had an awesome Tadashi Shoji dress already picked out and we all know you can’t disappoint your stylist.

The evening was a tremendous success, both professionally and personally. Here are my highlights.

1. Getting dressed. It normally takes me one hour flat to get ready. Monday night, I left myself two hours since things I took for granted, such as putting on my own SPANX, takes a longer time when someone else is doing it, especially when the SPANXer and the SPANXee are giggling hysterically. We got me out the door lookin’ pretty sharp and all I could think was: we put Humpty Dumpty back together. Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 20 2012

Mayim Bialik’s Exclusive Take on Her Emmy Nomination

By at 10:23 am
mayim bialik emmys 2012

At the Emmys last year.

I got nominated for an Emmy yesterday. Like for realz. Emmy. Nominated. Me.

Here is the Kveller.com exclusive with all of the details you won’t hear from EW.com, New York Magazine, Good Day LA, and so on.

Where Was I?

I am in Atlanta and that’s where I was yesterday morning when I found out. I was in my best friend’s kitchen.

What Was I Doing?

I had just completed a phone interview with a parenting site about World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. I was so certain I was not being nominated that I didn’t even hesitate about scheduling the interview for the exact time the announcements were made. In fact, as the announcements were about to begin, I texted my best friend from her bedroom where I was doing the interview to tell her that I didn’t get nominated, but “the announcements are starting.” I also emailed a good friend of mine last night who was wishing me good luck, “I am 99.99999% sure I am not nominated. But Kristen Wiig will be!” Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 19 2012

The Internet Buzz Over Mayim Bialik’s Emmy Nomination

By at 1:46 pm

mayim bialik jim parsons emmy nominations big bang theoryThe internet is buzzing with news of my Emmy nomination for The Big Bang Theory. Here’s all the interviews I’ve done so far and some other features:

- Making the good side of “snappy judgments” in this post on TVLine.

- My brief reaction to being nominated on Hollywood.com.

- A nod on my first-time nomination from USA today.

- My interview on Entertainment Weekly.

- My tweet was mentioned on The Hollywood Reporter, and then they interviewed me.

- I make the favorite nomination list on BuddyTV.

- I’m among the funny women of comedy line-up on Slate’s XXfactor blog.

- Featured in this write up from Jewcy.com.

- A nice write up from the super kind and generous folks at an amazing parenting blog called Kveller.

Kveller will also be interviewing me here in just a bit. Any questions you’d like them to ask?

About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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