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GBK MTV Gift Suite 2007 - Gotta Luv da Swag! and almost $200,000 in donations!

By Amanda Cortez

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Gavin Keilly--president and founder of GBK Productions who has hosted annual gifting suites for the Academy Awards and Emmys among others, hosted a very special gift suite--at Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles--to celebrate the 2007 MTV Movie Awards nominees and presenters. In addition to offering great gifts and spa services, GBK Productions will cater to diverse tastes, with a poker tournament and a 'family friendly' baby product room.

GBK's gift suite is unique in its wide range of gifts and a strong commitment to offering numerous ways for celebrities to give back and help the charities of their choice. As always, 20% of the profits from the gift suite and one of the $50,000 gift bags will be donated to charities to use as they see fit.

At the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, GBK Productions gave away nearly $200,000 in donations and products amongst the four charities involved.   This year, GBK has chosen Jane Kaczmarek's and Bradley Whitford's Clothes Off Our Backs, Kevin Bacon's Six Degrees, Project Angel Food, and The Creative Coalition. Additionally, celebrities will be offered the chance to travel with i-to-i Travel, a travel agency that offers volunteer opportunities all over the world.
Additionally, GBK Productions and WPT will be giving a $10,000 donation in Jorge Garcia's name to Michael J. Fox's charity.   Jorge was the celebrity winner of the poker tournament on Thursday night, beating out runner-up Shannon Elizabeth, Cheryl Hines, Ricki Lake, Morris Chestnut, Rodney Peete, Kathy Najimy and others.   Jorge walked away with a Lex Diamond watch valued at $10,000, which left him so ecstatic that he was almost in tears.   As runner-up, Shannon Elizabeth went home with the Pro Sun Tanning System, which is an at-home spray tanning system/shower that can be installed directly into the bathroom.
Kevin Bacon stopped by the gift suite on Saturday to support his charity, 6 Degrees.   He was very excited to learn more about i-to-i Travel, a "meaningful" travel company, who was supplying the celebs with volunteer vacations around the world.   Some of their trips include traveling to South Africa to monitor lions or Brazil to teach youth English.

GBK Productions is a fundraising and special events company that is dedicated to giving high quality, tailor-made services to its individual clients.   GBK Productions is well known for integrating the entertainment and non-profit industries to create unique and memorable high-profile national and international events that maximize its clients' fundraising efforts.   Celebrities in attendance:   Ricki Lake, Kevin Bacon, Cheryl Hines, Amanda Beard, Shannon Elizabeth, Rex Lee, Jorge Garcia, Missy Peregram, Rodney Peete, Dominque Swain, Kathy Najimy, Taryn Manning, Jason Mewes, Harold Perineau, Andy Milinakous, Shaun Livingston, Morris Chestnut, Wilson Cruz, Mimi Rogers, Kyle Gass and others.




Kiwiberri:  For those who don't know, Kiwiberri serves a delicious frozen yogurt treat that comes with your choice of fresh toppings, at a reasonable price.   Their mission is to serve a healthy and delicious yogurt treat, and to become an industry leader in frozen treats by building strong community ties through their employees.  Kiwiberri has recently been mentioned in numerous publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, CNN, Los Angeles Business Journal, The Steve Harvey Show, Santa Monica Daily Press, East West Magazine, Korea Times, The Liquid Muse, TMZ.com, TVBS, World Journal, Korean Herald, Taiwan Times, Radio Korea, China Daly News, AM 1300, Korea Daily as well as countless websites and blogs.

Z. Daisy Gift Pails

Z Daisy Gift Pails

Z. Daisy gift pails:  Each decorative pail is filled with either a blanket, hooded towel, binkie holder or travel blanket.   Perfect for gift giving, these gift pails were a hit at the MTV Movie Award Gifting Suite held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Celebrities that went ga ga over Z.Daisy Pails include:   Dr. Drew from Love line (he picked up a few for his friend Adam Carolla who has 1 year old twins), Shannon Elizabeth, Mimi Rogers, Jorge Garcia from the hit TV Show Lost, and Kevin Sorbo.


Cityboy Empire

City Boy Empire

Cityboy Empire :   More street buzz than red cups at a house party, Cityboy Empire has the Los Angeles underground shook.   Their designs have an understated cool factor.   Street wear doesn't get anymore REAL than this.   In the internet age where websites can fool a customer by hyping up a brand, Cityboy Empire has built a fan-base the old fashioned way:  by taking it to the streets.  A true collaboration among street legends and industry kings, Cityboy Empire has been adopted by the movers and shakers of the So Cal scene as the new uniform to separate the few from the masses.   Cityboy Empire ushers in a new standard by using print techniques and applications typically found in luxury brands.   Their garments actually get better with each wash as opposed to other brands whose tees fade after one.   This is what sophisticated street wear looks like.


Punk Baby Clothing

Punk Baby Clothing

Punk Baby Clothing :  An original line of adorably edgy apparel for wee ones with more style than the average tot!   Perfect for baby shower gifts, or as a present for rockin' alterno-parents, the unique, witty graphics with a rock twist make everyone smile.  Amid a sea of oh-so-precious baby gear, Punk Baby Clothing makes it easy even for Dads to shop for their little ones.  At this year's MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suite, Punk Baby Clothing was a hit, receiving comments such as, "Awesome baby clothes!", "Absolutely adorable!", "LOVE it!" "You guys rock!" and "So cool!"


The Lano Company

Lano Company--Lips, Candles, & Business Cards Case

The Lano Company :  Celebrities at the GBK MTV Movie Award Gift Suite all received LanoLip Natural Moistening Lip Balm.   LanoLip is luxurious, medical-grade lanolin based lip balm with NO-WAX!  It works to heal, protect and sooth with fewer applications.   Lanolip is available in 3 flavors.  LanoLip comes in beautiful, chrome accented container and come in Wintergreen-tingle, Dreamlike and Strawberry SPF 15 and retails for $6.99.


Celebrities got another treat at the GBK MTV Movie Award Gift Suite-- LanoLight Massage Oil Candles.   The unique candle contains a patent-pending formulation of pure shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, soy bean oil and medical-grade lanolin, the company signature ingredient known for its moisturizing, protective and healing affect on the skin.   LanoLight comes in 4 wonderful scents, as well as an unscented.  The candle is simply lit, allowed to burn down to liquid oil and then extinguished.  The distinctive, quick-cool formula allows the oil to be poured directly onto the body without delay for a warm, soothing massage.

The celebs at the GBK MTV Movie Award Gift Suite all received another treat--their choice of beautiful, hand-crafted Swarovski business card cases in a choice of 8 colors and patterns.  Thel Swarovski business card cases have 242 crystals that have been pave set into the top.  They have been designed with the business women in mind, but also appeal to a younger audience.  The business card cases are being used as an ID Case to put all the necessities in.  It will hold an ID, credit card and a small amount of cash for a night out on the town when a purse is too much.




RebelBoards:   RebelBoards are hand crafted epoxy surfboards at a price that is attainable for the average surfer. Primarily aimed at the beginner to intermediate market, the boards make the most sense to someone looking for a durable surfboard that costs just a little more than a used board. For advanced surfers who are cost conscious or not tied in to the named brands, RebelBoards rip with the best of them and make a smart purchasing choice. Their new line of Tie Dye Tees are a hit, and will be available in CHP Surf in Redondo Beach by late June.


Too Cute LLC

Too Cute

Too Cute LLC :  Featuring a line of licensed products and customs celebrities wear: Caps, Belts, T-shirts, Sweat shirts and vintage apparel.   As an embroidery specialist, the characters include:   Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Betty Boop, Popeye, Felix the Cat, Teletubbies, Peanuts and more to come!   They create custom designs from their studio on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.   Too Cute tries to push the boundaries of licensed products.   Their last discovery (with a patent pending) is vintageFuzzy embroidery.




Brokedown :  A new line seen on A-list celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Jamie Pressly. Their line includes trendy Army hats with metal motifs, tattoo inspired graphic tees, tanks, thermals, and hoodies--funky but comfortable and casual.   They are now in the works of expanding by adding a Men's line due out in February of 2008 and a kid's line for proud moms and dads that like to dress their kids in their style.


Duck Duck Goose Boutique

Belle Ami Pettiskirt

Duck Duck Goose Boutique:  Your princess will love to twirl around in this gorgeous pettiskirt made by Belle Ame Pettiskirts. WIth 80 yards of the softest tulle and satin trimming, this hot new item was featured at the GBK Celebrity Gift Suites to celebrate the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Celebrities that had to have one included   Mimi Rogers, Kathy Najimy and Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars scooped one up for his 2 year old daughter.


Catch E Designs

Catch E Designs

Catch E Designs :   E-shirts feature original and catchy wordplay that reflects the moods and personalities of the wearer. E-shirts are bright, colorful and smart. They were created for intelligent consumers with a witty sense of humor and make clever use of words and designs. The eye-catching motifs target the universal desire to express yourself. Their apparel is more than simple words on canvas. It is art. "Wear What You Feel!"


POP ART Creativity Kit Toaster

Pop Art Activity Coloring Kit

POP ART Creativity Kit Toaster: This is a high-quality retro style everyday toaster. The toaster has 7 heat settings and 3 function settings and can toast frozen French toast, bagels, English muffins, Pop Tarts, all flat pastry products, different toasts, etc. If that is not enough, the toaster can brand images words right onto your toast, sandwiches, Pop Tarts, hamburger buns, etc. What a great way to make a simple breakfast fun, OR a great way to entertain the kids for a party, play date, celebration or special occasion. Their creativity kit includes 5 flavored edible markers that color the toasted products after the images are made. In other words, the toasted product becomes a coloring book. They also include a coloring book that has corresponding pictures to those in the toaster. This book can be colored with markers or with crayons and is a great learning experience for the kids. Who says you can't play with your food?


Outlast Nutrition

Daredevil Energy Drink

Outlast Nutrition, LLC :   Offers superior customer service and support to its clients while serving both the domestic and international sectors with their international partners. Outlast Nutritional, LLC provides a wide range of distribution capability. With fifteen years experience in distribution and manufacturing for the health and fitness industry, Outlast Nutrition, LLC created an energy drink whose name stands out and greatly appeals to the target audience.



JeBeau International

JeBeau :  The International Classic Collection introduces only the finest ingredients in all of their luxurious products to bring out one's true beauty. This classic line combines High Fashion and Technology in a simplified form to create an experience that is uniquely yours to fuel your senses.


Allies Edibles

Allie's Edibles

Allie's Edibles :  Is a lifelong chocolate and sweets enthusiast. As a passionate amateur chef, Allie began to experiment with creations that combined the best ingredients in original recipes that satisfied her discriminating taste for treats. The results of Allie's quest are several scrumptious and indulgent sweets that have even the most finicky and discerning customers clamoring for more. At the urging of friends and family, Allie and her husband Jason have made her treats available to the public in distinctive, customizable packaging. Today, Allie's Edibles are enjoyed at elegant events and given as generous gifts around the nation.


Don't Tread On Me

Don't Tread On Me

Don't Tread On Me :  A premium clothing brand which embodies the essence of the American Rebel--the rugged individualism of those untamed spirits, who refused to compromise their beliefs in the face of adversity. You are the rebellious spirit that fuels the fire of masculinity and Don't Tread On Me is your calling card. Don't Tread On Me, because I won't back down.


SunSoul Inc.

Sun Soul Blumod - Sun Protection T-Shirt

SunSoul Inc.Blumad--a comfortable, trendy, high-tech shirt engineered for skin well-being. Consider this: sunlight contains wavelengths with therapeutic benefits. Dermatologists use blue light for eradication of skin bacteria, and infrared light for the healing of acne lesions. Now imagine clear skin just from wearing a shirt that converts UV rays into therapeutic light ' skin therapy on-the-go for the active lifestyle. The Blumad shirt incorporates SunSoul's unique patent-pending Therapeutic Fluorescent Technology and uses natural sunlight as the energy source for therapeutic light generation.


The Margarita King

Margarita King. Just say, "King Me."

The Margarita King:  Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails in the US, but finding a blend that's perfect to the taste is difficult. The Margarita King is the first real top-shelf margarita in a bottle and the only cocktail ready-to-serve to ever in 3 Gold Medals by the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Made with the finest double-distilled tequila by the makers of Espolon, double-distilled orange liqueur, natural sugar cane, and lemon and lime juices, The Margarita King is smooth and delicious!  Just pop n' pour and sip responsibly. Because The Margarita King is self-contained, it also carries the highest alcohol content, 17%ABV, of any margarita cocktail. Giovanni, the creator of The Margarita King is a PERFECTIONIST. Perfectionist because, in his indefatigable quest for the perfect margarita, no leaf or lime was left unturned.  He spent two years devoted to researching for the very best tequilas in all of Mexico, experimenting with different mixes until he got it exactly right.  The perfect fusion of the finest tequila from Arandas, Mexico and smooth orange liqueur, it was Giovanni's insatiable quest for quality and consistency in every bottle of The Margarita King. Just say 'King me, baby.'



Baby Legs will keep your baby's legs warm

BabyLegs: Nicole Donnelly, stay-at-home mom to Sara, started making BabyLegs to keep her dear daughter's legs warm while allowing for nakedy butt time. Well, it turns out that these leg warmers are great for crawling over all surfaces. Now that Sara is toddling around, she biffs it quite often but her knees stay soft and scarless thanks to her BabyLegs. Nicole started selling home-made BabyLegs out of Sara's diaper bag every where they went, the coffee shop, swim class, moms' groups. Nicole sold over 100 pairs in the first 2 weeks! BabyLegs was officially born in April 2005.



BNRG - Power Crunch Bars

BNRG :  Their products are the highest quality you can buy. "We don't "put out 20 new and retire 10 old" products every year. BNRG products are the best of its class. BNRG says "Yes, this level of effectiveness and quality costs a little more--we're worth it. So are you."



Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia: The clinically tested Hoodia shown to significantly reduce appetite. An easier way to fight off hunger pains can now be found in milk chocolate and lemon lime sugar free chews. The hot craze for Hoodia Gordonii has been going strong for several years because of its ability to fool your brain into thinking you're full. But if you're tired of popping pills, there is a new way to satisfy your hunger.   Hoodia Gordonii has no known side effects, and fools your brain into believing you are full. Experts believe that the Hoodia may hold the miracle solution to the current obesity epidemic.



Mood Factory

Mood-factory :  Products at the Mood-Factory are based on research about how sensory experiences influence moods.  Experts in the field of Aroma-chology, colors, psychology, nutrition, and more were used to develop this exclusive line of products. Mood-teas, Mood-scents, and Mood-lites are the primary product categories and are all available in the following Moods: Sassy, Tranquility, Serenity, Renewal, Energy, Passion, Creativity, and Happiness!   Called a 'Must Have' by New York Magazine, these products are unique gifts of wellness for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, holidays and more.  Items are available on their website and at retailers across the nation.



Zenspiration Gardens

Zenspiration :   Zenspiration Gardens are unlike any floral product you will find on the market. Your garden is prepared in a beautifully crafted keepsake box filled with plants, flowers, candles and spiritual icons. Floral artist and company owner, Merry Street, then uses the theories and wisdom provided by Dr. Masaru Emoto, Cleve Backster, The Mother, Jeffrey Meiliken, The Holy Bible and Feng Shui, as part of her spiritual guidance as she prepares and blesses each garden. Each aspect of your Zenspiration Garden is handpicked to match your recipient's unique spirit and no two are alike. Each personalized garden is a floral microcosm designed to foster an atmosphere of serenity and peace. Giving a Zenspiration Garden is the perfect way to fully express love, friendship, hope, congratulations, or any other heart-felt message of inspiration. When used as a meditation tool, Zenspiration Gardens are a contemplative retreat for mind, body and soul. They ship nationwide.



Rosa Loves

RosaLoves :  A non-profit grassroots apparel company that aims to cultivate creativity while serving people in need. The non-profit apparel company meets an individual, family, or a community. Rosa Loves is less about charity and more about awareness. Mike Fretto told Chris Lewis about his vision. At that point the idea was just a start: a company that would create and sell t-shirts, and then donate a percentage to good causes.



i-to-i-Meaningful Travel

i-to-i Meaningful Travel

i-to-i-Meaningful Travel :  Since 1994, i-to-i has giving people of all ages and background the chance to really experience a country by living and working within an overseas community.   Their projects enable people to give something back to the country they are visiting, whether it is by aiding Giant Pandas in China or building classroom in Tanzania. Imagine a company that sells life-changing experiences, not meaningless, soul-less, shrink-wrapped, age-defying, or low-carb. Imagine a travel company for the tswenty-first century.


Dougherty Laser Vision

Dr. Dougherty Laser Vision

Dougherty Laser Vision :   For more than a decade, Dougherty Laser Vision has brought the benefits of LASIK, corrective lens implants and other advanced vision correction techniques to people who demand the absolute highest quality care. Dougherty Laser Vision is one of the few LASIK providers in the nation to offer three cutting edge laser technologies, as well as a full range of treatment options from custom LASIK to intraocular lens (IOL) implants. Dougherty has personally performed more than 15,000 laser eye surgery procedures, and has served as a principal investigator on numerous FDA clinical trials to evaluate the latest advancement in vision correction surgery. Among Dougherty Laser Vision's many 'firsts' was its introduction of the much anticipated Star Vision ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens). Dr. Dougherty served as a principal investigator on the three-year Star ICL clinical trial, and was the first vision correction surgeon in the U.S. to perform bilateral ICL implants.




Dreamweaver:   The Lifestyle Management & Concierge offers its clients personal assistant and concierge services available throughout the United States. From single parent, dual income families; small businesses to large corporations; apartment complexes to luxury home communities; senior citizens to the rich and famous--they can all benefit from the services that Dreamweaver has to offer at an affordable price.   Officially launched in 2005, Dreamweaver Lifestyle Management & Concierge came to be after three years of planning, contemplating, and strategizing. Dreamweaver is committed to excellence in customer service and continually going the extra step to never be an ordinary service and to always be an extraordinary asset to their clients.


Bling It On Designs, LLC

Bling It On Designs

Bling it On Designs :  These designs are truly stunning, wearable work of art. Embellished with Swarovski crystals, nail heads or Rhine studs. Every stone is hand placed and then heat pressed on. This ensures accurate fabric bonding. All of Bling It On Designs can be tailored with company names, logos, team names and artwork. Bling It On Designs products are the newest fashion trend and are becoming increasingly popular. A large part of the company's success is due to its founder's passion for church and community contributions. Connie is renowned for her generous contributions to charities, churches and non-profit organizations. She, through her personal services, as well as Bling It On Designs fashions, has created and donated clothing, material, time and labor to the less fortunate, youth ministries, social programs and schools. In a world where fashion trends have a history of becoming repetitious, it is refreshing to see a new, novel and innovating designer who combined creative thinking with stylish flair to birth.


Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans :   SkinnyJeans are made from classic denim but with ahigh nylon/elastane content. This gives them a 'beefy' strength to hold you in (no wimpy, tummy stretch here) and creates 'Memory'--the jeans never stretch out, bag out or lose their shape. (You will not have to wash them every time you wear them.) SkinnyJeans were tackled every possible way to make blue jeans more slimming and flattering.


EGX Lifestyle


EGX Lifestyle:   EGX will help you look better, improve your mental and physical, increase energy, prolong your life and save you money. Eddie George states 'It's a discipline. It's a way of life. You need to keep yourself accountable. Every mile is just the sum of a number of small steps.  This is a life plan, not a diet plan.  Take the time to invest in yourself and make daily changes.' EGX is dedicated to promoting a healthy new lifestyle. EGX offers healthy solutions to incorporate into an individual's daily life - style through a series of products including vitamins, pedometers and a workout DVD to help people feel good, live healthy, and most importantly, prevent disease.


American Laser Centers

American Laser

American Laser Centers:  Committed to the aesthetic enhancement of both men and women. Their procedures include laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasions and fotofacials. All procedures are performed in their offices by certified technicians with direct support from an on-site board of medical directors.  Their medical directors include board certified physicians Benn Gilmore, M.D. and Leonard LaCivita, M.D.


LL Innovation

LL Innovations

LL Innovation :   Committed to continuously producing exclusive designs that set a standard for excellence in the modern interior design market. LL Innovation is the ultimate expression in high-quality exclusive and custom made waterfalls and unique artwork. LL Innovation uses the best award-winning materials and components to provide unparalleled reliability for continuous use of their modern design products. The functionality, quality and design of their waterfalls and custom artwork are beyond comparison.




Shakuntala :  Whether you wish to inspire an appreciation of the arts in your child, foster his or her budding creativity, or enjoy a creativity session yourself, creative art with Shakuntala offers a fun and relaxed way to begin or continue a pathway of artistic expression.


Clothes Off Our Back

Clothes Off Our Backs

Clothes Off Our Back Foundation
:   The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit childrens' charities. Clothes Off Our Back was founded by actors and philanthropists, such as Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In The Middle") and Bradley Whitford ('The West Wing,' 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip') whose efforts, along with their celebrity and designer friends, have helped improve the lives of children across the globe.


Published on Dec 31, 1969

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