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Liberty Counsel files complaint with the FCC for indecent acts of Adam Lambert against ABC

November 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, News

adamWashington, D.C. – On November 24, 2009 Liberty Counsel (www.LC.org) posted a press release on their site stating the has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the American Broadcasting Company (“ABC”) for airing an outrageously lewd and filthy performance by Adam Lambert on November 22, 2009 during the 2009 American Music Awards. Among other things, Lambert simulated oral sex, simulated digital penetration, simulated sadomasochistic conduct and engaged in homosexual open-mouth kissing.

Prior to going on-air, Lambert explained that his motive went beyond performing. According to the Associated Press, Lambert “wanted to break down a double standard that existed where female performers are often sexually provocative while men don’t do it that often.”

ABC’s reaction was to promote Lambert’s indecent acts. While the network edited portions of another performer’s number for the West Coast’s viewing, only one small portion of Lambert’s performance was removed. ABC actually teased and touted the rest of his actions as “what everyone will be talking about tomorrow.” This shows that it was Lambert’s obscene sexual conduct, not his vocal performance that ABC used to promote its show.

Anita L. Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, remarked: “The performance by Adam Lambert clearly crossed the line. ABC should be held accountable for airing this indecent and offensive performance. ABC promoted Lambert’s performance to boost its ratings. Now ABC should have to pay a hefty penalty to the FCC for assaulting its viewers with a debased performance by Adam Lambert.”

Those wishing to contact ABC about this decision can write to ABC, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521. ABC can also be reached by calling (818) 460-7477, or you may contact ABC on the web at Audience Relations Department.

Editor Note: Adam Lambert music sounds great, may be he should have not done the performance on ABC TV network because he is not establish yet. Here is Adam’s music link: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Adam+Lambert/photo/578669814?set=322636


THE 2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

amaOn Sunday, November 22, 2009 The 2009 American Music Awards was held  from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. and broadcast  live by on ABC. from 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Here is the complete list of the 2009 American Music Awards live performers:

50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Eminem, Nelly Furtado, Green Day, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Shakira, SOSHY, Timbaland, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

 The 2009 American Music Awards honor artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.
Here is the list of the 2009 American Music Awards Winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Taylor Swift

POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

COUNTRY Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts Favorite Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson Favorite Female Artist: Beyoncé Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

RAP/HIP-HOP Favorite Male Artist: Jay-Z Favorite Album: Blueprint 3, Jay-Z

ADULT CONTEMPORARY Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift

 LATIN MUSIC Favorite Artist: Aventura

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC Favorite Artist: Green Day CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Favorite Artist: Mary Mary SOUNDTRACKS Favorite Album: Twilight Soundtrack

T-Mobile BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALL GENRES) Gloriana The 37th Annual American Music Awards was produced by Larrry Klein and executive-produced by Orly Ade.

Source: ABC.Com

Diversity News nominated for Wake UP! Award

November 20, 2009 by  
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awardOn Thursday, November 19, 2009 The Wake UP! Awards team congratulate Diversity News, a consumer news magazine for been nominated for an official Wake UP! Award. To win the Award Diversity News, a consumer news magazine needs to be selected before the 5th of December 2009.

What is a Wake UP! Award?
Simply stated, the Wake UP! Awards recognizes those making a positive difference in our world. Whether a small community recycling program, an inspirational comedian or a multi-national corporate effort to feed the hungry, anyone is eligible to be nominated. Our Mission is: to recognize the people, projects and organizations that inspire humanity to Wake UP! to its full potential.
How are the Winners Chosen?
Wake UP! Award winners are chosen on the 5th day of each month from all nominations submitted during the prior month. A panel of independent judges reviews all the nominations and rates them from 1-5, 1 being “least deserving” and 5 being “most deserving”. The nominee with the highest cumulative rating will be honored with the Wake UP! Award. In the event of a tie, additional rounds of rating will be conducted to choose a winner. If you are chosen you will be notified and sent your official Wake UP! Award Certificate and Winner’s Badges.

For more information about The Wake Up! Awards visit http://www.wakeupawards.com

Editor Note: Thank you for nominating us, the means alot  and yes we share this nomination with all our loyal readers, friends, partners, staff and colleagues for your support.

Danicar Bergancia is the winner of Los Angeles Local Celebrity Singing Competition

November 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

WinnerOn Sunday, November 15, 2009 six contestants competed to win at Los Angeles Local Celebrity singing competion. The event was produced by California Talent agency and it was held from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Eleven Restaurant & Night Club in West Hollywood, CA.

The event judges were international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Arnold G, recording artist, songwriter and performer Fawn and singer and songwriter Kris Searle.

“I feel great, it is a great experience and it shows the local community that there is talent everywhere in this city.” Said Danicar Bergancia of Long Beach, CA and the winner of LA’s Local Celebrity singing competition. She concluded “I wanted to take a chance and see if I can accomplish winning the competition and see if my talent can get me further on this industry.”

Los Angeles Local Celebrity Singing Competition contestants were Thallon Rose, Ivan Estrada, Adrian Reyes, Danicar Bergancia, Dil Reyes and Vanessa Simon. November 15, 2009 winner is Danicar Bergancia and she was selected by the majority support from audience fans.

The winner of this contest received $200.00 cash, also will have the opportunity to open up the 10 week competition starting after the New Year.

Event organizers hope to do it again and will be held auditions on 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19, 2009 from 2 pm to 4 pm outside on the Club Eleven patio. Contentants must bring a headshot or photo and must have at least 2 songs ready to sing acapella. The competition will begin on 1/17/2010 and more info will be available via the Eleven Club website and California Talent agency at http://www.eleven.la & http://www.caltalent.net

Actress Tish Tha Dish Roberts celebrates her birthday bash with friends and fans

November 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment

RobertsKnown as the loudest event of the year 2009 was full of fans, business sponsors and friends celebrating Rock Star B-Day Bash and Charity Phasion Show, for Tish “ThaDish” Roberts benefiting The Salvation Army. The event was held at the Hollywood Billiards on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.
“Yes I do feel like I was able to accomplish my goal of bringing together a really “Diverse” group of people to come and enjoy each other without any prejudges. We literally had a multi-cultured crowd with various age ranges and sexual orientations. We all networked, sang, danced and supported our community by coming together for non-profit “The Salvation Army”.” Said Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Actress, Choreographer, Personality, Host and Model.

Around 10:15 Tish “ThaDish” Roberts welcome her fans, sponsors and friends for coming to the event. Then she introduced DJ Noj, Mr. Munk and the sponsors.

Jody Banks-“ known as The West Coast Bombshell” was the first to perform and then follow by Ben Rombouts featuring Rodney Allen Rippey, The Martianz, Barris Kennedy Overdrive, Asphalt Messiah and D.I.E.

The fashion show was held from from 11:30 pm to 12:00 am, the fashion show designers were by P.H.unk X by Parris Harris, Heather Petrey and Afreaka creations. 

The Raffle was hosted by Ginger Snappz & Beverly Fairfax. The cake was cut at midnight and the birthday song was sang.  DJ Mr. Monk played from midnight until the end. Event co-hosts were Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Ken Doll Johnson and Maryjane Green.
“321 Promotions” as a promoting partner feels like the event was a total success. We had approximately 150 people at the show. I know that time are tough, but I was glad to see that “Tish Tha Dish” Roberts was able to assemble such an “eclectic and eccentric” group of people from our own Los Angles community to come and help to support the non-profit, “The Salvation Army”. Said Rita Mar.
Per event producers during the course of the entire event they had about 100-150 people. The raffle generated a total of $345.00. The Salvation Army will receive a check for $155.00. The event have over 15 different sponsors for the charity raffle.

Some of the event sponsors were Well Connected Gear, 321 Promotions, Le Dame Footwear, The 5 Signs DJ Crew, Zena Day Spa, David Kahn Jeans and Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man the movie.

“Rock Star BirthDay Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” was produced by Classy & Sassy Par Tease in association with Punk Mail and PhasionTV.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

About Tish “ThaDish” Roberts:
Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, is known as a one woman entertainment wrecking machine. Have been performing, choreographing, and writing for over 20 years. Her career has progressed and expanded in the fields of modeling, standup, and voice over work. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is feature on “In Coming2Hollywood Season 2” as one of the up and coming personalities and a cast member of “Ding Dong Show” at the Comedy Store in Hollywood every Monday night. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is the Principal/CEO of Classy & Sassy Par Tease, a company available for your parties and entertainment events needs. For more information you can email: lmissambious@aol.com for prices. You can visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tish.roberts1 You can add Tish “ThaDish” Roberts to your LinkedIN professional network with the above email address and follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/TishThaDish

Editor Note: Diversity News Publications our parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine was one of the event sponsors. DIVERSITY NEWS PUBLICATIONS is honored to feature the following photographers for their hard work. They donated some of the photos to Diversity News Publications sites and if you need to hire them please click on slide show for contact information. Special Thank you to Nelson Shen, Mohamed H. Aly and Francois Palais for the photos.

The Kierrah Foundation Celebrates The First Annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

brandyOn sunday the purple carpet was pulled out for the stars and celebrities to stop and take photographs before entering inside the Taglyan Cultural Center. The Kierrah Foundation hosted the first annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment.” The event was held on November 8, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 12pm. at The Taglyan Cultural Center located at 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.

The event featured Purple Carpet, Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Cocktail After Party and Fashion Show Explosion.

“Spotlight on Sisters event was filled with incredible energy and enthusiasm. What Brandy Sanders does is very inspiring. I enjoyed the delicious food, the performances were dazzling and the fashion show made me want to move and get some of those outfits for myself. This is the first time I’v seen musician/dance sensation Arnold G & team perform live and he had a wonderful stage presence.” Said Thushari Jayasekera. actress/performance artist at Live Jelly Entertainment.

During the Awards Dinner and Ceremony the following awards were presented at the SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS 2009 HONORING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT to Rickie Byars Beckwith“Wings of Change Award,” Brenda Lee Eager“Angel of Song Award,” Treaz’ure Lee“Rainbow Angel Award,” Luenell“Kierrah’s Angel of Laughter Award,” Parker McKenna Posey“Kierrah’s Rising Angel Award,” DJ Spark“Angel of Spin Award,” Barbara Walden“Legend Award Award” Tamica Washington-Miller“Angel of Dance Award” Sandy Wee“Kierrah’s Angel Award,” and Cassius Vernon Weathersby“One Brother Award”

The awards presenters were Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stephan Muldrow, Billy Osborne, Parris Harris and Shawn Carter Peterson. The Featured Vocalists; Jesse Campbell, Mortonette Stephens & Gino Walker. The invited Celebrity guest included Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls”), Ernest “Raj” Thomas (“What’s Happening”) & Pop/R&B Singer Tionne Williams.

The Live Entertainment music was brought by MING FREEMAN, Musical Director. A tribute was held for The Kierrah Foundation founder Stanley “Unc” Sanders who was born on April 30, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

During the Cocktail After Party special performances were by Tim McAfee-Lewis & New Thought, Arnold G, VJ Michael Benz & Tristan Starchild of The Martianz,The Twins Sean & John. The Cocktail Party was hosted by KJLH RADIO DJ JiJi Sweet.

Some of The SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS DESIGNERS for the Fashion Show Explosion were by Astarte Woman by Design, Carolyn Wilbouen, Linda Key, Afican Cowboy, Delise Ana, Engineered By Remy, Tina Preston, Heather Petrey, Cow Girl HeavenBlive Couture, Lily Blue and Parris Harris. Parris Harris’ Fashion Explosion featured Kierrah Star Models & Designers.
Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment” proceeds benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. The Awards and Dinner event was hosted by Actress Kyla Pratt.

The event production team were: Executive Producers; Brandy Sanders & Parris Harris, Writer/Producer; Daniela Ryan, Associate Producers; Valezka Andino, Jai Bright, Betrice Coleman-Sweet and Angela Lauren, Director of Music; Ming Freeman and Fashion Director; Parris Harris.

About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation and Spotlight On Sisters visit: http://www.kierrahfoundation.org http://www.spotlightonsisters.org




Display photo courtesy of Mohamed H. Aly. Slide show photos by Steven Escobar.  © 2009 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Oliver Tolentino and Michael Herrera headliners at FASHION LOS ANGELES PARTY

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under FEATURES

oliverHollywood Circus Disco Club was the place where about more then 200 fashionistas admires and lovers gathered to witness Fashion Los Angeles Party on November 7, 09.

It features fashion designer OLIVER TOLENTINO’S 2010 Spring Summer Collection & HAUS OF ”M” by Michael Herrera, a designer of contemporary men and women’s line composed of sleek lines, progressive graphics and eco blends. A special presentation by Carmela Leelin of BODY PAINT WORK.

“My dresses are one-of-a-kind and made-to-order. We cut, sew, and embroider everything by hand. When I say by hand, I literally mean stitch by stitch. So, sometimes, it takes several months for just one garment to be finished.” Said Oliver Tolentino to the AsianJournal.com who feature him on The Asian Journal MDWK MAGAZINE cover story published November 4, 2009.

The event presented live performances by upcoming sensational star Lianna Gutierrez and Monti Montanez, former member of the group Menudo who will release his CD this coming 2010 year.

“The LA fashion party was fabulous. It showcased Filipino talent at its finest-2 young singers to open and close the show, and the young Ricky Martin with his good looks and amazing energy.” Said Richie Selva who attended the event.

Mr. Selva concluded “The first collection of Marc Herrera was fun and sporty, the creations of Carmela Leelin was provocative and colorful, and the finale with Oliver Tolentino’s creations simply took the audience’s breath away, as one collective gasp came after another as each gown was paraded. Tolentino is the new Valentino!”
At the entrance of the club they have the red carpet where designers, celebrities and personalities were able to take photographs. The event had a VIP area on the second floor where guests were able to eat and drink something before the show.

The event was held in Hollywood at Circus Disco Club located at 6655 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA. from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Lots of photographers and media/press outlets covering the event.

The event production team were: Vic Perez: Director, Rhonda Saul and Daisy Diamante; Producers, Archie Barcelona; Choreographer, Jill Pineda and Lainie Lauron; Production Staff.

Editor Note: Story first published on Diversity News Hollywood on 11-11-2009. Sources: AsianJournal.com Special thanks to Tone Maxi, Celebrities Make-up stylist who invited me, Richie Selva, Jill Pineda and Lainie Lauron.

Photos and Video by Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News. © 2009 By Diversity News Publications(www.diversitynewspublications.com) and Diversity News Productions. All Rights Are Reserved.

Tish ThaDish Roberts Birthday Bash and Charity Phasion Show benefiting The Salvation Army in Los Angeles

November 6, 2009 by  
Filed under News

tishPersonalities and artists attending: Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Ken Doll Johnson, Maryjane Green, Heather Petrey, Sarah Cruse, DJ Munk, DJ Noj, LaShan and more.
Hollywood, CA October 25, 2009 Classy & Sassy Par Tease in association with Punk Mail & PhasionTV officially announced “Rock Star Birthday Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” for Tish “ThaDish” Roberts benefiting The Salvation Army. “One of the main purposes of this event is to serve as a reminder to all of us that, even though we may be going through tough times, there is ALWAYS someone who is suffering more that you are. We are all a community rich or poor and we are all human beings. The Salvation Army has been around for decades and has helped so many families in crisis. I believe that if it is in your financial ability to help someone less fortunate than yourself, than do it. Sometimes in life there are situations beyond your control and you just need someone to give you a hand.” Said Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Actress, Choreographer, Personality, Host and Model.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9pm to 2am at the Hollywood BILLIARDS 5750 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028. This event is for 21 and plus only. The Hollywood BILLIARDS telephone is (323) 4650115.

“Again with the economy the way it is, the nonprofits are really suffering. In compiling such a “Diverse” group of entertainers, artists and sponsors to celebrate my birthday, it is my intention to bring back a sense of caring and compassion for your fellow man regardless of race, sex, age, ethnicity, economic status or sexual orientation. We are all in this world together. We should all learn to love, tolerate and understand each other.” Ms. Roberts concluded.

The event main host and guest of honor is Tish “ThaDish” Roberts including co-hosts Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Ken Doll Johnson and Maryjane Green. It features designer and fashion coordinator Parris Harris. This is a benefit to help raise needed money for THE SALVATION ARMY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. “Rock Star BirthDay Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” is produced by Classy & Sassy Par Tease with Punk Mail.

Some of the event sponsors are: Well Connected Gear, Le Dame Footwear, The 5 Signs DJ Crew, Zena Day Spa, David Kahn Jeans and Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man the movie.

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

About Tish “ThaDish” Roberts: Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, is known as a one woman entertainment wrecking machine. Have been performing, choreographing, and writing for over 20 years. Her career has progressed and expanded in the fields of modeling, standup, and voice over work. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is feature on “In Coming2Hollywood Season 2” as one of the up and coming personalities and a cast member of “Ding Dong Show” at the Comedy Store in Hollywood every Monday night. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is the Principal/CEO of Classy & Sassy Par Tease, a company available for your parties and entertainment events needs. For more information you can email: lmissambious@aol.com for prices. You can visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tish.roberts1 You can add Tish “ThaDish” Roberts to your LinkedIN professional network with the above email address and follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/TishThaDish


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Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! Movie in Theaters November 6

November 4, 2009 by  
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oyveymysonisgay“Oy Vey, My Son Is Gay” is the story of the Hirsch’s, a Jewish family living in the North Shore of Long Island, where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Lainie Kazan) invites another “perfect” girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin are thrilled and can’t wait to meet the lucky lady.

In a motherly attempt at finding out who her son is dating, Shirley stops by Nelson’s apartment. She is greeted by Angelo Ferraro (Jai Rodriguez), Nelson’s live-in boyfriend, and in order to not divulge Nelson’s secret life, Angelo introduces himself as his decorator. Shirley also meets the gorgeous Sybil (Carmen Electra), Nelson’s neighbor and Playpen magazine centerfold. Shirley believes that Sybil is Nelson’s mysterious girlfriend. She is concerned that Sybil isn’t Jewish but resigns to the fact that if her son is happy, that’s all that matters and she can’t wait for the rest of the family to meet Sybil at an upcoming wedding.

Nelson attempts to tell his mother that he is gay, but Shirley is too busy with her own life to listen to her son. After a long and emotional argument between Nelson and Angelo, Nelson agrees to take Angelo to his cousin’s wedding, instead of Sybil. Halfway through the ceremony Nelson finally breaks the news to his parents that he’s gay. At first, Shirley and Martin are confused and distraught, but when the reality starts to set in they begin to blame one another for Nelsons sexuality.

As Shirley and Martin struggle to accept this, they meet with a psychiatrist, talk with local members of the gay community, Martin goes to a gay bar in an attempt at understanding his son and he even goes as far as to try to get Sybil to sleep with Nelson to make him straight. As a last resort, Shirley and Martin have dinner with Angelos parents, Teresa and Carmine Ferraro (Vincent Pastore), in order to understand their sons lifestyles. Shirley and Teresa have sympathy for one another, unlike Martin and Carmine, who accuse each others son at being the cause of their own sons homosexuality.

Both families continue to try to hide the fact their sons are gay from their friends and co-workers, but when Nelson and Angelo decide to adopt a baby and it makes headline news, the two families must unite to defend their son’s cause. In an emotional confrontation, the families stand up and fight for their gay sons right against opposition. In an emotional victory for the two families and the country, the Hirsch’s and the Ferraro’s not only accept the fact their sons are gay but realize how much they love them.

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! is a romantic comedy about how far we come and yet how far we still have to go.

Release Date: November 06, 2009
Studio: NEW GENERATION FILMS

Directors: Evgeny Afineevsky, Svetlana Anufrieva, Igor Zektser and Rich Cowan

Starring: Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Carmen Electra, Vincent Pastore, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Emmy Award winner Jai Rodriguez, and Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch

Screenplay: Joseph Goldman, Martin Guigui and Evgeny Afineevsky

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Trailer: Courtesy of NEW GENERATION FILMS

For movie Times and Locations http://oyveymysonisgay.com/screenings
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SEE THE MOVIE FOR FREE and see cast members, who will come to watch the movie! (Two winners will be selected)

Win two tickets to see the movie on November 6 at

Laemmle’s Sunset 5

8000 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046

T: 323-848-3500

Write why you want to see the movie and also how you came out to your parents. You can go to the movie website at www.oyveymysonisgay.com or email your story to oyvey@newgenerationfilmsinc.com

Also you can email the story to: diversitynews@hotmail.com

(Please include your full name, telephone number and email). Thank you and good luck.

Charles L. Beck is the new 55th LAPD Chief

November 3, 2009 by  
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lapdbeckToday Tuesday, November 03, 2009 LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the selection of Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck is the new 55th LAPD Chief. He takes over former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton who resigned as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in August 5, 2009.

“Beginning his career with the LAPD 32 years ago, Chief Charlie Beck has earned the reputation as a progressive police reformer,” Said Mayor Villaraigosa in a press release by his Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles.

He concluded “He is a man of character and integrity, a police officer who is tough on crime, and he is a leader with a deep respect and understanding of the police officers under his command and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. Chief Charlie Beck is the right man to lead the Los Angeles Police Department.”

Here is the new LAPD Chief biography:
Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck was born in Long Beach, California in 1953. He was educated locally and attended California State University at Long Beach. His father was a Los Angeles Police officer who retired in 1980 at the rank of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Beck was appointed to the Department in March 1977 after serving two years in the Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1984, to Lieutenant in April 1993, to Captain in July 1999, Commander in April 2005, and to Deputy Chief in August 2006. As an officer, his patrol assignments have included Rampart, Southeast, Pacific and Hollywood Areas. As a sergeant, his assignments were Harbor and Southwest patrol, South Bureau C.R.A.S.H. and Internal Affairs Division.
Upon being promoted to captain, he was originally assigned as the Commanding Officer of Southeast Operations Support Division where he spent approximately two years before being transferred to Juvenile Division. As a Commander, he was the Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations.
Upon being promoted to Deputy Chief, he assumed command of Operations – South Bureau.
Commander Beck is the current president of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Relief Association and competes regularly in local motocross events. He is a current Police and Fire Motocross national champion and has won dozens of medals in state, national and international competitions.

 

Photo and Biography courtesy of the Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA.

Editor Note: Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Editor of Diversity News, Diversity News Los Angeles, Diversity News Hollywood and Diversity News Online published by Diversity News Publications want to congratulate and wish LAPD Chief Charles L. Beck good luck with his LIFE AND CAREER.

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