STAY TUNED: Clinton Kelly comes to Coastland Center mall March 16

BILL GREEN
Clinton Kelly, of TLC’s “What Not To Wear,” will be at Macy’s in the Coastland Center mall on March 16.

Clinton Kelly, of TLC’s “What Not To Wear,” will be at Macy’s in the Coastland Center mall on March 16.

Are you a fan of TLC’s “What Not To Wear?” Then mark your calendars for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Makeover master Clinton Kelly will be at Macy’s in the Coastland Center mall promoting his book and a bevy of other products.

And if you open that wallet and spend $100 or more, you’ll get a complimentary copy of Kelly’s book “Oh No She Didn’t.” Which is also what your partner might say when he/she find out you spent the money.

We’re told seating is limited. You can reserve your spot by calling (305) 577-1818.

Coastland Center mall is located at 1800 Ninth St., Naples.

ANJELICA SPEAKS

Speaking of hawking things, the Saturday Evening Post wants you to know that it is featuring a bit of Hollywood royalty on its March/April cover.

“Smash” star Anjelica Huston opens up about the loss of her husband four years ago and her first venture into TV.

Anjelica Huston stars on 'Smash.'

Photo by Patrick Harbron/NBC

Anjelica Huston stars on "Smash."

The Post provided us with the following sampling

On how Anjelica relates to her Smash character Eileen: “I would like to be as scrappy as Eileen. I can certainly wrap my brain around her scrappiness. But sometimes I’m a wimp, and other days I think I can conquer the world. I wish I could plan it out a bit better.”

On her steamy romantic scenes in “Smash”: “It certainly livens things up — particularly at my age. I remember at the very outset, two years ago, I said to the producers, ‘Please, give me a love interest.’ I think it’s important to see strong women who also have a very vulnerable side and who are allowed to have a sexy side.”

On her on-off relationship with Jack Nicholson, whom she dated for 16 years: “Jack is someone I’ve adored in my life and will continue to love forever. I don’t take him lightly. As it happens, we had a really lovely conversation on the phone yesterday — a conversation that started off a little bumpy and wound up just completely wonderful.”

On life after the death of her husband four years ago: “It’s funny. When I was getting ready to go out the other night I thought, there’s absolutely nobody in my life to tell me how I should look, how I should act, or what I should say. In fact, I doubt that there’s anyone who cares very much one way or the other what I do! And in a way, that was very liberating.”

On growing up: “The older I get, the more I look for a good time. I remember when I was in my 20s and 30s, I was always in some fight with a boyfriend or involved in some drama, something to feel bad about. I feel so the opposite of that now. I just like to have a good time, smile and be with my friends. You know, tell a story, have a drink. I’m certainly not looking for angst.”

READER QUESTIONS

Karen asks, “what happened to Jeremiah Jacobsen?”

The former WINK reporter and weekend anchor returned home to Minnesota in December, and a job with KARE 11, the NBC affiliate.

Since he’s talented and attractive, it’s no surprise that Jacobsen settled behind another anchor desk. He starts the station’s newscasts at 4:30 a.m. weekdays and also is a reporter.

Jacobsen was raised in central Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University.

Marcy writes, “a while ago I heard that a law had been passed to make the TV commercials the same volume as the shows. That hasn’t happened. Do you know if it passed and when it is to take place?”

For those of you who missed my previous column on the subject, the CALM act regulates the audio of TV commercials from being broadcast at louder sound volumes than the TV program material they accompany.

Our local stations have purchased and installed the equipment to comply with the law, I found out while researching a former column.

But as with all good legislation, broadcasters have found a loophole in the CALM Act, which states that a commercial must be no louder on average. That means an announcer can shout loudly at the beginning of the ad so long as the middle of the ad is softer.

CALM-ING INFLUENCE

Think you’ve heard a violation? The easiest way to file a loud commercial complaint is by using the FCC’s online complaint form at www.fcc.gov/complaints.

The “Loud Commercial Complaint” form asks for information, including the date and time you saw the commercial, the name of the program you were watching and which TV station or pay TV provider transmitted the commercial. It’s a lot of information, but it is necessary to help the FCC correctly identify the offending commercial from among the tens of thousands of commercials aired every day.

Complaints can also be filed by fax to 866-418-0232.

If you need assistance in filing your complaint, you may contact the FCC’s Consumer Call Center by calling 888-225-5322.

Have a question or comment for my column? Email me: bgreen@naplesnews.com.

Until next time, stay tuned!

Bill Green is a Naples Daily News/naplesnews.com journalist and a professional couch potato. Contact him at bgreen@naplesnews.com. Connect with him at facebook.com/billdgreen.

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