- - Sunday, September 30, 2012

Talk about product placement: Target is releasing an episodic series of short films starring Kristen Bell and Nia Long and everything on screen is for sale.

The company unveiled the three episodes of “Falling for You” on Thursday at a private event at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.

Miss Bell plays an advertising exec and Miss Long is her boss in “Falling for You.” Zachary Abel plays Miss Bell’s rival — and potential love interest — in the series, wherein online viewers can click on any item on screen and add it to their shopping carts, from fashion to housewares.

“It’s a very exciting concept,” Miss Bell said. “It felt very fluid. A lot of it is just showing things in their natural habitat. I felt like it was more natural than a product-placement situation [on a film set].”

More than 100 products are featured in the three-episode arc. “Falling for You” will begin airing Tuesday and the products featured will be available until Nov. 1.

Bond movie memorabilia to be auctioned by Christie’s

Posters, set models and Daniel Craig’s swim trunks are among items up for grabs in an auction of memorabilia from the James Bond movies.

Christie’s auction house in London is selling the items to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the spy movie series. The first Bond film, “Dr. No,” was released on Oct. 5, 1962.

The most expensive is an Aston Martin that was driven by Mr. Craig in “Quantum of Solace.” It is valued at $160,000 to $230,000.

Forty lots are being sold in an online auction with bidding open through Oct. 8. Ten more items will go under the hammer at Christie’s on Friday, designated Global James Bond Day by the movies’ producers.

Proceeds will go to several charities, including the U.N. children’s fund, UNICEF.

Site of deadly nightclub fire donated for memorial

The owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a years-long effort to secure the site of the Station fire by families of those killed and survivors of the blaze.

Dan McKiernan, a lawyer for Ray Villanova, transferred ownership of the plot of land in West Warwick, R.I., to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation on Friday, five months before the 10th anniversary of the blaze, which started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam that lined the walls of the club.

A makeshift memorial consisting of homemade crosses, flowers, photos and other personal items cropped up on the site shortly after the fire and has been maintained there by family members of the dead ever since. The site was left open to the public, and a memorial service is held there annually on the anniversary, Feb 20. While the foundation has a design for a permanent memorial and pledges from construction workers to build it, nothing could move forward rights to the land were secured.

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