Playboy Magazine's 50th Anniversary Playmate - Colleen Shannon - " The World's sexiest DJ" has been popping up all over the place these day's, starring in major motion pictures, television, magazine covers, major print modeling campaigns, and DJing the biggest superclubs, venues, and events all over the world. In addition to prominent roles in the motion pictures "Sci-Fighter" and "Miss Castaway", Colleen is the female lead in the upcoming theatrical release "The Passing", which also stars Paul Gleason (Van Wilder, Not Another Teen Movie, Die Hard). Colleen has also just completed her role as a DJ in the new Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights, Rules Of Attraction, The Order, A Knights Tale), Gary Busey, Michael Madsen motion picture "Chasing Ghosts". Her next role will be in the Film "The Gene Generation", being produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot), and Kim Winther (The Day After Tomorrow, Daredevil, We Were Soldiers, Freddy got Fingered), and directed by two time New York Film Festival winner Pearry Teo.
And in very hush hush news Colleen has been tapped to play a featured role in a new major motion picture based on a 80's-90's hit television series. More on this to come. In the way of television, Colleen has wrapped shooting her role in supe rproducer Barry Josephson's ("Like Mike", Tom Hank's "The Lady Killers", "Hide and Seek", Wild Wild West) new TV project "FCR". Colleen has also been hosting several shows such as the Showtime Network's new series "VIP Access", and "The Red Carpet", interviewing some of the biggest stars in the world, and will be hosting several episodes of "Wild On E!". She has also been appearing on numerous television shows ranging from ABC, MTV and FOX, through ESPN, HBO, and the Style networks, and has shot several shows for Much Music in Canada, as well as many music shows in Mexico. Over in the UK she has become a hit sensation due to her staring role on the hit television show "Love Island".
She has also been appearing on and will continue to make appearances on dozens of TV series in the UK. She has just started shooting her roll as the new host of the brand new network series "VIP Passport". She can also be seen as the lead in several TV commercial campaigns ranging from AT&T to Bacardi, and music videos from Dido to Smashmouth. There is big modeling news as well. Since being named Playboy Magazine's 50th Anniversary Playmate, a lot has been happening. Colleen has just signed with the prestigious European Premiere Modeling Agency who also represents super models such as Naomi Campbell and Vendela, as well as movie star/celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, Kelly Brooke, Nikki Hilton, and many, many others, and Identity One PR for PR in the UK.
She will be releasing a 2007 and 2008 worldwide distributed calendar and poster with the same company that produces calendars for sexy stars such as Tera Patrick, and musical giants such as Bob Marley. She has shot a 6 page feature for Maxim, and will be featured on the magazine's cover insert, and she will be the featured model on the cover of Maxim's "Behind the Scenes" DVD that will be releasing attached to the issues cover. She has just been featured in Zoo Magazine's (FHM's sister mag in the UK) 100 Sexiest Women in the World pictorial along with superstars such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Pam Anderson, and Carmen Electra. Colleen actually debuted in the top 20 along with stars such as Halle Berry and Christina Aguilera!
Add to that full features in several international mags such as "Loaded" Magazine "OK" Magazine, "Playboy", and "FHM", and many covers including "SuperStreet" (making history as the first female ever to grace the magazine's cover), "IN", Canada's "MUM", and a major event's deal with Mac Cosmetics, and it safe to say that you will see her gorgeous face and physique just about everywhere you look. And as if that all wasn't enough, Playboy will even be releasing a Colleen Shannon, stand alone, International Special Edition magazine, to be followed by an International tour early next year!!!
On the musical side of things, there is a lot going on. Having become known as "The World's Sexiest DJ", Colleen has been receiving features in some of the music industries top magazines, including "XXL", and "Music Connection" just to name a few. She has headlined with Sting in Atlantic City, Snoop Dogg in Vegas, Fat Joe in Trinidad, and Lloyd Banks in Barbados among others, and has shared the stage with some of the biggest DJ's in the industry including: The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Rap, Donald Glaude, Funk Master Flex, Jazzy Jeff, Beej, Bad Boy Bill, and many, many others. She has become the industries foremost female celebrity DJ, headlining events coast to coast ranging from the Beverly Hills star studded gala launch of the new fashion line by top designer Joyann with DJ AM covered by every one from Entertainment Tonight, to Access Hollywood, to star studded events thrown by entertainment giants such as Warner Bros.
Colleen was the headline DJ at this years Pamela Anderson hosted Mac Cosmetics Fashion Week launch party in New York. Speaking of DJ AM, Colleen has just joined AM, Mark Ronson, Samantha Ronson, and GrandMaster Flash, as the newest resident DJ at the #1 rated celebrity hot spot in the US, Las Vegas's Pure Night Club. Colleen was the focus of several entire episodes of the new Spike TV series "The Club". This show goes behind the scenes of club life. Colleen was the focus of the "DJ episode" in which the cameras followed her from the moment in which she got off the plane in the morning, until she performed at the Vegas superclub "ICE" that night. During the episode, 15 of the worlds best DJ's were flown in to participate in a DJ battle/contest. Colleen judged the contest for world famous producer/DJ Paul Oakenfold and chose the three finalist. Colleen then returned to the show to introduce the finalists to Paul Oakenfold, and she and Paul judged the finals together. The cameras followed Colleen and Paul as they talked business deals, hung out at the club and judged the finals. The winner of the contest opened up for Paul and Sandra Collins at the club in a later episode. The newest major development is that Colleen has just accomplished something that no other female DJ in history has ever done before.
She has just inked a deal with top Performance DJ cartridge and needle/stylus manufacturer ORTOFON to release her very own signature cartridge. To date only a couple of the industries biggest superstar male DJ's have ever had this honor. Last year, Ortofon (who reps legendary DJ's such as Grandmaster Flash, and is the official and only cartridge used yearly during the prestigious DMC DJ World Championships) released the "Q" signature cartridge designed and endorsed by Iconic World Champion DJ and turntablist DJ Q-bert. This year Ortofon will unveil the "CS" co-designed and endorsed by Colleen. The set will feature Colleen on the box, and a special surprise inside. In addition, ortofon plans an extensive marketing campaign that will include an international tour, major print campaign, TV spots, and cross promotions with some of their other superstars including Q-bert.
The deal is even more impressive when you note that her deal with Ortofon is exclusive, meaning that Colleen and her DGI Artist labelmate/touring partner Tamara Sky will be the only North American based female DJ's to be given endorsement deals by Ortofon for some time to come. They will also be the only female DJ's to be repped by ortofon on a world wide level!!! At this years Winter Music Conference in Miami, Colleen was seen everywhere (literally). Her new deal with Mackie meant that her image and name (along with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill on the other side) was used in all it's glory on no less than 100 taxis which ran up and down the city for the duration of the conference and beyond. Billboards and posters of Colleen representing the brand were also all over the city, and on the backdrop of the stage during the International Dance Music Awards, where Colleen presented along with other lady DJ's of note including Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child), Rhiannon, Sandra Collins and DJ Rap.
In addition to shooting her new roll as the host and DJ of the brand new network series "VIP Passport", Colleen is currently working on the title track to two motion pictures with her producing partner "Poet Name Life" (Black Eyed Peas, Fergie's solo album, Justin Timberlake, Travis Barker/Blink-182, Will.i.am., Mya, David Foster), and is in the middle of negotiating her first major record deal with one of the industries biggest labels. Her 1st album, which features superstars like Will.i.am (of Black Eyed Peas), Seth AKA Shifty Capone (Crazytown), Bad Boy Bill, Donald Glaude, and many others soon to be announced. Colleen was also a headline performer along with many major recording artist's and DJ's at this years ESPN X-Games. Colleen recently presented an award along with the Crystal Method, world famous producers Don Was (Rolling Stones), and JJP (No Doubt) at the DTS Surround Sound Awards, honoring such artists as Beck, BT, Elton John, and Herbie Hancock.
Colleen has just returned from the UK where she played 7 of the hottest clubs in London including a performance at China White attended by many celebs including Janet Jackson and Jermaine Duprie, and several venues in Ireland. The press was enormous. She will even be presenting an award at one of the UK's biggest and most prestigious award ceremonies, the MOBO Awards which will feature performances by Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. You'll be able to see her spin at DJ dates throughout the new Year that include Japan, Australia, Germany, Spain, Paris, London, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Europe, Switzerland, Indonesia, Ireland, Ibiza, Mexico, South Africa, as well as the US. Exclusively managed worldwide by DGI Artist Management, who has enlisted many of the world's top agencies, including Chaotica (Paul Okenfold, The Chemical Bros, Prodigy, Roger Sanchez, Dirty Vegas, Sandra Collins, Perry Farrell, Adam Freeland) out of the US, Concorde (The Prodigy, Above and Beyond, Girls Aloud) out of the UK, and Brad Entertainment (Armin Van Buren, Beyonce, Usher, Pink, Benny Banassi, Darude, Mark Oliver, Warp Bros, BK, BT, Remy, Tommy Lee, Funk Master Flex, DJ Whoo Kid, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Pink, 50 Cent, Method and Red, Chingy, D12, Outkast, Fat Joe, Twista, Kanye West, Ludacris, Black Eyed Peas, Ja Rule, P Diddy, Ciara, Lou Bega) out of Canada, Colleen looks to be going places where none of her peers have gone before. All this, and it's been less than 2 years. Can you imagine the possibilities.