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New Health Drink Conjures Up Tarantino and a Porn Place

The name of LA’s latest health and wellness beverage, Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink, has a certain retro-ring. That’s because long before Boardwalk Empire, actor Steve Buscemi was of course Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino‘s feature debut Reservoir Dogs. “Why am I Mr. Pink? Why can’t we pick our own colors?” he complained in the film.

At the other end of the mental trigger scale for this new product is, less fortunately, porn website MrPink.com. But… in today’s mainstreamed society of titillation, it could be argued that any associative publicity is good associative publicity.

Further compounding the circa-1992 flavor is the last name of one of the drink company execs. Seriously, if you’re a hardcore QT fan, this may have to be your spring 2012 beverage of choice:

“We are happy to offer Mr. Pink to discerning Hollywood consumers,” says Marty Brown, COO of Mr. Pink Beverages. “Its ginseng-based formula is designed to support healthy, pure vitality and does more than simply energize – it promotes well-being.”

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Jason Reitman’s Reservoir Dogs Rocks the LACMA House

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The Help, Boardwalk Empire Win Big at SAG Awards

The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin picked up a big win for best male lead, but, other than that, it was all The Help at this year’s SAG Awards. Viola Davis won for best female lead while Octavia Spencer picked up the nod for best female in supporting role. The Help‘s cast also won for best ensemble award.

Meanwhile, on the TV side of things, Boardwalk Empire had a great night, picking up awards for best ensemble cast and best lead actor for Steve Buscemi.

Full list of winners after the jump:

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Winona Ryder Crowns SAG Awards Two-Timer Club

There are several dozen actors among today’s list of nominations for the 2010 SAG Awards who scored double honors: everyone from The Fighter‘s Christian Bale (Ensemble Cast, Best Supporting) to Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi (Ensemble Cast, Male Drama).

But only one among this group got the double nod for two different credits. That would be Winona Ryder, the actress who a decade ago was indelibly stamped with (the non-Mordecai Richler) version of Barney’s. She is up for Best Film Drama Ensemble (The Black Swan) as well as Best TV Movie-Miniseries Female Performance (for 12-step CBS biopic When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story).

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Look Who’s Angling for a Second Season

Earlier this month, Showtime series Look scored the best ratings of the year for the network’s Sunday midnight time slot. Producer Brad Wyman tells FishbowLA the numbers for the November 14th episode were 245,000 total viewers, which represented a 51% retention from the Dexter audience that preceded it and an 81% overall rise in ratings from the week before.

A spinoff of the Adam Rifkin 2007 indie feature of the same name, Look tells its fictional tales through the lens of surveillance cameras both Big Brother and small (camera phones, laptops, etc.). The 2010 season of 11 episodes began airing October 10th and Wyman says he and Rifkin are currently negotiating with Showtime for a second season order.

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Mark Your Calendars: The New York Times’ Arts & Leisure Weekend Is Coming In January

Break out your 2011 calendars, people. The New York Times is set to hold its 10th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend from January 6th through the 9th. The event will include TimesTalks interviews with big names across a variety of fields, conducted by New York Times journalists.

Some of the guests slated to participate include CBS anchor Katie Couric, who will be interviewed by Gail Collins; Food Network star Ina Garten, interviewed by Alex Witchel; James Levine, music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, interviewed by Daniel Wakin; Terence Winter, the co-creator of “Boardwalk Empire,” will be interviewed by Charles McGrath along with actors Steve Buscemi and Paz de la Huerta. Additional interviews will be conducted with pianist Lang Lang; Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain; actor/director Robert Redford; actor/director/producer Kevin Spacey; and film and stage director Julie Taymor.

The weekend will also include performances by the likes of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and American Idiot director/co-writer Michael Mayer, who will be interviewed by Patrick Healy. There will be a salute to the music of Tim Rice (aka the writer of nearly every Disney song you’ve sung into a hairbrush) and a performance by Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright.

So save the date. But, please, leave your hairbrushes at home.