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GBK Gift Lounge for 2012 MTV Movie Awards

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In honor of the MTV Movie Awards, GBK hosted an elegant gift lounge June 1 – 2 at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” welcomed A-list celebrities during the two day gift suite including nominee Rob Riggle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rico Rodriguez, Evan Handler, Steve-O, Taylor Armstrong, Lauren Bowles and more.

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Actress Renee Olstead and CEO & Founder of GBK Productions Gavin Keilly

Actress Renee Olstead and CEO & Founder of GBK Productions Gavin Keilly

Celebrities, VIPs and media were treated to new products in a luxurious setting at the GBK Gift Lounge for the MTV Movie Awards.  GBK partnered with (RED)™ – a non-profit organization, is a global platform created by Bono and Bobby Shriver to unite iconic companies and consumer power in the fight against AIDS in Africa, which allowed guests an opportunity to learn about this worthy cause and how to get involved. 

Play games with celebrities and fight AIDS from your couch today!

This year’s GBK Gift Lounge, known for their beautiful ambience, was styled with modern décor from Illuminated Industries and showered in fresh flowers.

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Benjamin Charles Watson

Guests enjoyed the festive music while sampling delicious food provided by The Taco Man and an array of fine tequila from AsomBroso Tequila, serving up their famous AsomCaddy Margaritas.

BlackstreetTechnologies.com gifted very cool watch/cellphones. The latest in technology, make phone calls, takes pictures and wear a fashionable watch all in one! Check their website for more the latest very cool technology!

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Lee Norris, Cubify

The luxury sponsor Cubify, an interactive 3D printing experience where everyday products like designer shoes, iphone cases, gadgets, and jewelry come to life as pieces are printed on Cube 3D printers, wowed guests. One guest was overheard saying “”I can not wrap my head around this thing! It’s a shoe! Crazy!” Guests also received custom-designed, exclusive Fresh Fiber iPhone cases and Freedom of Creation iPod Nano bracelets with an opportunity to receive an @home 3D Cube printer.

Beyond the latest in technology, fashion and beauty products were a major theme as well. Guests of the GBK Gift Lounge for the MTV Awards explored the many different fashion sponsors and beauty lines showcasing their latest designs.

Gifts of the GBK Gift Lounge

MTV Awards GBK Gift Lounge

Bratz is the first fashion doll brand that has the first bald dolls on the market to support cancer patients.

The Artisan Group gifted the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, candles, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts, valued at nearly $1,000. These artists put their hearts and souls into their work, which is made with love! www.theartisangroup.org

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Taylor from Housewives of Beverly Hills, Jennifer Love Hewitt from The Client List with The Artisan Group

Cubify – Cubify gifted custom designed, exclusive Fresh Fiber iphone cases and Freedom of Creation ipod nano bracelets, with select tech-enthusiastic guests received the ultimate toy- an @home 3D Cube printer. www.cubify.com

AsomBroso Tequila – Voted The World’s Top Tequila AsomBroso El Platino we served AsomCaddy Margaritas. www.asombrosotequila.com

Actor Ray Ford attends GBK Gift Lounge In Honor of The MTV Movie Award Nominees And Presenters

Caribbean Living Magazine – Caribbean Living Magazine gifted celebrities 5 all-inclusive nights at the new Hard Rock resort in Puerto Vallarta. Book the finest tropical resort vacations through Caribbean Living Magazine. www.facebook.com/carribeanLiving www.hrhallinclusive.com

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Kirby Bliss Blanton - Caribbean Living

Cartography – One of a kind, found-object designed-necklaces composed entirely of antique charms gathered from flea markets, vintage shops and estate sales from all over the world, covering over 150 cities. Great nostolgic energy! www.cartography40n74w.com

Emys Clothing – Emys Clothing gifted sustaniable men’s and women’s bamboo apparel. Soft and comfortable, great fit. www.emysclothing.com

Evamor Products Inc. – A couple of servings of Evamor natural alkaline artesian water a day helps combat excess acids introduced by the Modern American Acidic Diet and bring all natural relief. Endorsed by Dr. Oz.  www.evamor.com

Halfbreed Clothing Co. One love, unity… They gifted wees, tanks, and sweatshirts and discussed how we can build pride within our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic communities. www.halfbreedclothingco.com; www.facebook.com/iammybrand

Illuminated Industries provided all Illuminated Furniture at the 2012 Gift Lounge Honoring the MTV Movie Awards. www.illuminatedind.com

imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails is the revolutionary way to apply polish. Featured advanced nail technology, you can get a salon perfect manicure in seconds with no glue- simply peel off, press on, and you’re done! www.impressmanicure.com

Keratin Complex gave guests at-home product line including a full-range of Keratin-infused styling products and tools that increase shine, minimize styling time and reduce frizz. Www.Keratincomplex.com

Comedian Steve-O gets playful with Keratin Complex HairSpray, GBK Gift Lounge

Jada Toys, Inc, creator of Cutie Pops, gifted trendy fashion dolls that came with special “style pops” that allow you to decorate them from head to toe creating the ultimate fashion looks. www.jadatoysinc.com

Kent Denim gifted men’s Kent Denim, made from premium indigo cone denim jeans, and Japanese kuroki denim jeans. www.kentdenim.com

Lotus Premium Denim gifted their signature slim straight denim collection, designed to fit the different curves of all women.Slightly stretchy, very stylish and so comfortable. And when the company is run by four women, you know they’re going to get it right! www.lotuspremiumdenim.com

MGA Entertainment, showcased their Bratz True Hope bald dolls in celebration of their historic arrival at Toys R Us in mid-June. MGA will also gave celebrities an exclusive first look at the new Bratzillas line of dolls, not available in stores until August. Bratzillas are the older cousins of Bratz and they possess magical powers. Gifted to include one Bratzillas doll on site and an invitation to receive new Bratz True Hope dolls when they arrive in stores mid-June. www.mgae.com

Actors Raini Rodriguez and Rico Rodriguez with Bratz dolls at GBK Gift Lounge

Negris LeBrum Clothing Co. fuses fashion and technology by branding themselves with Black Street Technology Corp touch screen watch phone “I SPY”. www.negrislebrum.com

Plomo, designed by two women, is an edgy and young contemporary shoe brand that is sexy, urban, comfortable and screams femininity. All their shoes are handmade. They gifted lucky recipients one free pair of shoes. www.plomoshoes.com

RevitaLash gifted their newly formulated RevitaLash ADVANCED eyelash conditioner that lengthens and thickens eyelashes. As well as their new hair product called Hair by RevitaLash: a conditioner that gives you thicker and fuller hair. Also RevitaLash Mascara and Perfect Primer that helps mascara adhere better to your eyelashes and the blue color enhances your eye color. As well as Spotlight Highlighting Pencil & Raven 12 Hour Eyeliner. www.revitalash.com

Robdechi gifted an All-Black Robdechi Original scarf hoodie, which is lightweight and has 3 outside pockets. It’s the sister version of the Robdechi AIR. www.robdechi.com

Ruby Roxanne Designs gifted elegant leather cuffs. www.rubyroxannedesigns.com

Actresses Jennifer Love Hewitt and Naturi Naughton modeling Ruby Roxanne bracelets at GBK MTV Awards Suite

Sabra gifted each guest with a custom cooler bag filled with Sabra hummus and a Sabra Grab N’ Go Snack with hummus and pretzels. www.sabra.com

Sprout Watches / Armitron Watches gifted Sprout eco friendly watches, made from sustainable materials & Armitron mens & ladies sport & classic styles. www.sproutwatches.com, www.armitron.com

The Taco Man is a Mexican taco catering company that brings the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine. They gifted $50.00 Gift certificate for taco catering in addition to providing onsite tacos for the event. Www.thetacoman.com

Reality star Farrah Abraham at The Taco Man table @ GBK Gift Lounge

Nikki-Deloach-ToystateToy State gave guests DUB Garage Toy Blazerz Signature DUB Edition styles with motorized driving action, custom music, fun lights and sounds make Blazerz stand out from the crowd. New this year is the James Bond products, replicas from the movies. www.ToyState.com

About (RED) The Bono & Bobby Shirver Charity

(RED)™ a non-profit organization created by Bono and Bobby Shriver to unite iconic companies and consumer power in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Since its inception in March 2006, sales from (RED)™ products and events have generated over $190 million for the Global Fund to invest in African AIDS programs. (RED)™ funds are focused on fighting AIDS through the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. Every day 1,000 babies are born with HIV, but by 2105 that number could be virtually zero.

VIP Guest List for GBK MTV Awards Gift Suite

Here are just some of the celebrities that attended and the TV shows or movies they are featured in:

Alexys Nycole Sanchez “Grown Ups” (Becky Feder); “Grown Ups 2″, Alicia Lagano “The Client List”, Anthony Starke, ABC’s Make it or Break it” (Steve Tanner), Autumn Reeser Hawaii Five-O”, Beau Fournier, “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Benjamin Charles Watson, “The L.A. Complex” (Tariq Muhammad), Brett Davern “Awkward” (Jake Rosati), Callan McAuliffe, “The Great Gatsby”(Young Jay Gatsby), Cameron Monaghan  “Shameless” (Ian Gallagher), Camilla Luddington “Californication” (Lizzie), “William and Kate” (Kate Middleton), Camille Winbush “The Secret Life of the American Teenager “, Cara Horibe “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Chadd Smith (Madd Chad), “Step Up Revolution” (Vladd), Darcy Rose Byrnes, “Desperate Housewives” (Penny Scavo), Deborah S. Craig “Hart of Dixie” (Shelley Ng), Emma Greenwell “Shameless” (Mandy Milkovich), Evan Handler “Californication” (Charlie Runkle) “Sex and the City” (Harry Goldenblatt), Farrah Abraham MTV’s “Teen Mom”, Gerald Espinosa”America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Griffin Gluck “Private Practice” (Mason Warner), Iqbal Theba “Glee” (Principal Figgins), Jacob Hopkins “True Blood” (Alexander Drew ), Janel Parrish “Pretty Little Liars” (Mona Vanderwall), Janina Gavankar “True Blood” (Luna Garza ); “The L Word”, Jayson Blair  MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”, Jean-Luc Bilodeau ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” (Ben), Jennifer Love Hewitt  “The Client List” (Riley Parks), Jillian Rose Reed  MTV’s “Awkward “(Tamara), Judith Shekoni “Twilight Sagas: Breaking Dawn Part 2”, Kelly Overton  “True Blood” (Rikki), Kevin Rahm “Desperate Housewives” (Lee McDermott),  Kris Polaha “Ringer” (Henry Butler), Lauren Bowles “True Blood” (Holly Cleary), Lee Norris “One Tree Hill” (Marvin ‘mouth’ McFadden), Maiara Walsh “Switched at Birth” (Simone), Matt Cady “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Matthew Fahey, MTV’s “Awkward “(Ricky Schwartz), Megan Lawson “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Natalie Gilmore “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Naturi Naughton “The Client List” (Kendra), Nikki Deloach MTV’s “Awkward” (Lacey Hamilton), Preston Mui “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Raini Rodriguez “Austin & Ally ” (Trish De la Rosa), Ray Ford “Don’t trust the B in apartment 23” (Luther), Rebecca Field “The Client List” (Lacey), Renee Olstead”The Secret Life of An American Teenager”, Rico Rodriguez “Modern Family” (Manny Delgado), Rob Riggle “21 Jump Street” (Mr. Walters) (Nominated for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance) (Movie Nominated for Best Cast), Roshon Fegan “Dancing with the Stars”, Sharon Leal, “Hell Cats” (Vanessa Lodge);”Dreamgirls” (Michelle Morris), Shaunie O’Neal “Basketball Wives”, Sohey Sugihara “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Stephen Boss (tWitch) “Step Up Revolution” (Jason), Stephen Glickman “Big Time Rush”, Stevie Ryan “Stevie TV “, Tahj Mowry ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” (Tucker), Tami Roman “Basketball Wives”, Tiffani Grant “America’s Best Dance Crew” (Fanny Pak), Tinsel Korey “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1” (Emily) (Nominated for Movie of the Year), and Tony Denison “Major Crimes” (Lt. Andy Flynn); “The Closer”.

About GBK

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. gbkproductions.com

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