Celebrity Interview: Singer & Actress Meital Dohan Discusses Her New Hit Single “Yummy”

 Meital Dohan, has not only gained fame and notoriety as an actress in Israel, and the United States where many will remember her as 'Yael Hoffman' on Showtime's "Weeds", but she is quickly moving up the charts in her new found career as a musician. With over 1 million views on Youtube with her new single "Yummy"; I had a chance to speak with Meital to discuss not only her hit single, but how she got into music, her musical inspirations, 'I'm in Hate with Love' (her new unreleased album), and when and if she'll be touring this year! 


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Candace Rose: As an accomplished actress in both the United States and in Israel, did you always aspire to get into music?

Meital Dohan: "I always loved music. I think that a lot of the movies and theater shows that I did, it incorporated soundtracks that I was singing on, and created my own kind of soundtrack for a theater movement piece that I did. I even did a big show with a well known Israeli singer Ivri Lider that we co-wrote and we sang and acted, but I never really had time to fully devote myself to music, and to really dive into it. Only three years ago I was on the Israeli TV show 'Dancing With The Stars', and I was sitting down with- I know it sounds weird but- with a healer, and we were talking, and basically she said that I have to go back to America immediately because I have to start with my music career. I was looking at her and thinking she's crazy, and I was like 'oh no, what are you talking about'? Because I've been working with her for many years, she just had great instincts. She's a very smart and inspiring woman, I listened to her once again and months later I met Che Pop in L.A., and we just really connected. And once again, I guess she was right because we started working on an album immediately. And really since I started recording that was it. Everything happened so fast for me in that area, that it's just been crazy."


Candace Rose: It's amazing, your Youtube video 'Yummy' has garnered over 1 million views, you're on MTV.com; I checked it out on iTunes and it's one of the most popular songs. You have to be so proud. Did you know that it would resonate with so many people?

Meital Dohan? "I know now! I'm very pleased and very happy, so it's really a great surprise and just like a pleasure for me."

Candace Rose: We should all be able to hire your healer!

Meital Dohan: "No, I know! Yeah, absolutely."


Candace Rose: You're an accomplished actress and an author; how would you say your roles, and your writing have prepared and influenced your career as a musician?

Meital Dohan: "I think it's definitely all combining together when I work on the music because one of the most fun things about music is that I do have my own input on it in every area from the videos; coming up with a concept; being involved and directing the videos; and co-writing all the songs, and then once I do the live shows I always integrate kind of a funny story or some comedy side to my live performances too. So for me it's really combining together. Like I really think that the actress in me is still part of the singer. I think I sing and act from the same place."


Candace Rose: And you're working on a new album, can you tell us about it?

Meital Dohan: "Absolutely. So my first album is called 'I'm in Hate with Love' and there's no release date yet. It's probably going to be released some time this summer, and basically 'I'm in Hate with Love' is a mix of electropop tracks. Some of them are more quiet and loungy, and some of them like 'Yummy' are track of dance tracks. Basically I want to create music and sound that is poppy but is still electronic and modern, and that people in this generation can identify with, get inspired, empowered and also feel close to."


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Candace Rose: What would you say (or who would you say) inspired the album?

Meital Dohan: "You know, I'd say I'm really inspired by Kanye West. I think that as a rapper and hip hop artist, his music is so electronic right now and so hard to be defined; and his last solo album is I think really a masterpiece and kind of taking the pop scene to a very interesting direction. Also, the new album that he did with Jay-Z has the depth and the pop side element to it, and this is very much a direction that I would like to go after."


Candace Rose: You're performing at the Dinah Shore festival on March 31st, can you tell us about that?

Meital Dohan: "Well, I'm very excited because Dinah Shore is the biggest music festival, and they always have a history of hosting and spotting very permanent and successful artists that have proved themselves to be very successful, and I have the pleasure that they basically announced me as one of the artists to watch in 2012. And also they did require that I'm going to perform four songs which is also nice and pushing me as my music career like faster than anything. So I'm going to be performing for the first time four songs, so I'm very excited about it."

Candace Rose: That's exciting. 

Meital Dohan: "Yeah, it's almost like a real show."


Candace Rose: Will it be live streamed online or do you have to be at the show to hear all four songs?

Meital Dohan: "Yeah, absolutely. I did my first performance of two songs this Saturday at Krave in Vegas, and the other show I'm going to do the first time four songs, and it's probably going to be more of the dance tracks in this performance. We'll probably put it online too, so that's going to be released only after the festival in one point or another."


Candace Rose: Will you be touring this year?

Meital Dohan: "Yeah, people are definitely invited to see my shows at the Music Winter Conference, or at Dinah Shore, and there are a few more dates right now that we're going to announce officially soon, so I'll be performing. Also, there is content online of skits with my pet tiger, Charlie; and they can see some of the live shows, and I'm sure I'm going to have my next single coming out soon. Yeah, so it's a lot of places!"

Candace Rose: Well, we can't wait for that! 


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Celebrity Interview: Gretchen Rossi of The Real Housewives of Orange County

 I recently had the chance to sit down with America's favorite housewife of Orange County, Gretchen Rossi to go over her favorite health, fitness and fashion tips for summer and of course what you can expect to see next season on "The Real Housewives of Orange County," if indeed there is a season seven!


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Candace Rose: What can we do to get fit and trim this summer?

Gretchen Rossi: "Well, there's definitely a lot of tips that I have but the first and foremost is obviously exercise. Exercise is really important; daily activities – anything from jumping on your beach cruiser or your bicycle to going for a hike, to taking a walk along the beach. I have two little dogs, so I get to go to the park a lot with them and when I'm at the park I'll do a couple laps or I'll do a couple sets of lunges, so that really keeps me active every day. However, I don't have time to go to the gym for two hours at a time anymore, so I have learned a little trick and I put weights all around my house (5 to 10-lb weights) and throughout my day if I have 10 minutes here or 10 minutes there I literally pick up my weights and I do a set of bicep curls or my shoulder presses or I do push ups; or instead of just sitting on the couch and watching tv I'll do my crunches or squats and that's really the way that I've been able to help stay in shape without having to commit two hours to the gym every day."


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CR: How about when it comes to fashion and style? What are some universal tips that every woman needs?

GR: "Well, fashion and style really comes down to the individual. It comes to what they look and feel best in. If you aren't confident in the way that you feel and look in something it's going to show all over your face and then you're not going to look sexy, so it really depends on the person. However, when it comes to swimsuit season, you know for the women that have a little bit of problem areas or are a little bit more self conscious, you can always find a really pretty wrap. You can find a sheer wrap so that you can still get some color through that, but you don't have to come prancing out in a two piece bikini. You know even finding a sandal that has a slight heel or buying a wedge or something can help elongate your legs and make you feel a little bit sexier in your bikini as well. A spray tan always helps you look so much better and gives you that kind of golden glow for the summer and it helps camouflage cellulite, so that's always a good thing as well.


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    And then my final trick for the summer has been the supplements that I've been taking, which is Thermogenic Push Female, and it's been so beneficial to my daily routine because at about 3 o'clock where most people will go for a coffee break when you're tired and you're worn down from all the morning activities, I actually reach for my supplement and it helps boost my energy levels and it helps suppress my appetite which all of us women out there love. It just kind of gets me that extra boost to get through the day or get through my afternoon workout. It's really just a great supplement that you can add to your daily routine. Again it's not a diet pill which is why I love the product and it's something that I view as like taking a multivitamin every day. I started out taking one in the morning and one in the afternoon, then I worked up to the recommended dosage on the bottle, I would recommend that for everybody out there. Obviously, talk to your doctor before you take any supplement or medications and make sure if it's right for you and your lifestyle. I would suggest to any woman out there that wants that little extra edge or wants to look and feel great this summer or start to get in better shape that they should give it a try, I think they'll be very pleased with it."


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CR: I love that your beauty and tanning products are cost effective so everyone can afford them. What inspired your line?

GR: "You know, my line was really inspired from the fans. I have had so many requests about how I look, my fashion and my hair to my makeup, to my fitness tips; so I really only put anything out there that I believe in 100%. I only endorse any product that I believe in 100% that I've tried myself and as far as the makeup and the tanning products, the fans actually asked for that. They said 'there's not great makeup out there that's at an affordable price' and so I made those things available at affordable prices, and you can it all on my website at GretchenChristine.com."


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CR: Speaking of your fans, have you started filming season seven of "The Real Housewives of Orange County?"

Gr: "You know, we have not started filming; however there's rumors that there's definitely going to be a season seven, so I won't be surprised one bit if there is; and obviously for my life I'm continuing to build and grow my businesses and expand them. And obviously my relationship with Slade is definitely something that's on the front burner that you'll continue to go along that journey with me as well, if there's a season seven."


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CR: Where can viewers go for more information?

GR: "For more information for health and beauty tips and tricks you can go to GretchenChristine.com; Thermogenic Push Female, you can find at your local GNC."

CR: Well, thank you so much, Gretchen. Have a great afternoon!

GR: "Thank you, you too, Candace."

Fashion Auction For Charity

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Since Fashion Week landed during the week of 9/11 in NYC this year, "MyGoodDeed" a prominent Non Profit created by the families (and friends) personally affected by the tragedies of September 11, 2001, made 9/11/09 "an official National Day of Service and Remembrance under the Tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week through an on-site exhibit, as well as an online auction."

 “We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week designers and the entire fashion community to help spread the message of hope and service on 9/11,” said MyGoodDeed president David Paine, who founded the organization in 2002 along with close friend Jay S. Winuk, the brother of 9/11 rescuer Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney and volunteer firefighter and EMT who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower.  “We are inspired and humbled by the incredible support of so many designers who have agreed to donate one-of-a kind pieces to support the online auction.”

    From September 11 through October 8, you can contribute to this wonderful cause by bidding on gorgeous spring pieces just off the runway (as well as a few fall pieces) donated by over 20 designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Max Azria, Phillip Lim, Donna Karan and Vivienne Tam to name a few. Items range in price from $275 to 10,000, and are available at Charity Buzz.


    Proceeds from the auction will go to support 9/11 family members and the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, as well as a handful of fashion charities, including Fashion For All

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