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Randy Jackson and Sally Ann Salsano attend HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Series Hitmakers Cable Reality

April 25, 2010 by  
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hrtsnewsmakersThe Hitmakers Cable Reality, part of the Newsmaker Luncheon Series, was presented by The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 11: am to 2pm at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

First, all the celebrities lined up in front of the step and repeat banner. They were able to get interviewed and photographed by various media/press outlets. Later, they networked with each other. The industry panelists were Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers), Mark Cronin (The Surreal Life, Rock of Love), Jason Goldberg (Punk’d), Randy Jackson (Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew and judge from American Idol), Graig Piligian (Ghost Hunters, The Ultimate Fighter) and Sally Ann Salsano (Jersey Shore, Tool Academy). The event was moderated by Chris Harrison, TV host of The Bachelor & The Bachelorette.

The panelists discussed the differences in working for the networks versus the Cable industry. They stated that when you work for cable, you are able to be more creative versus at the networks where you do not have the freedom that cable provides to them as producers. By working for the networks you need to follow their rules and guidelines. A couple of hundred people who are members of HRTS attended the luncheon and panelist event . (See and listen to exclusive unscripted video from the panelist talking about the networks and cable).

About HRTS: HRTS is the entertainment industry’s premier information and networking forum. Chartered since 1947, the HRTS gathers together leading industry executives and companies representing broadcast and cable networks, studios, talent and management agencies, producers, legal and financial firms, new media companies and more to address issues that are relevant to the ongoing success and future of the entertainment business. Current HRTS membership represents over 700 executives and 48 leading companies from across the entire industry landscape. For more information about HRTS events and membership visit http://www.hrts.org
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Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com
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Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Allison Iraheta of American Idol Season 8 attended The 17th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Student Filmakers Luncheon

March 10, 2010 by  
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allisonOn Friday, March 5, 2010 The 17th Annual Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Luncheon was held at The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel from 10 am to 2pm.

The MMPA presented students with financial awards for their film projects. The event was hosted by Chris Schauble, KNBC-4 Los Angeles News Anchor.

The students were expected to meet this year 82nd Academy Award Nominees: Lee Daniels, and the cast of “Precious” Gabourey Sidibe, Monique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Anika Noni Rose (The Frog Princess), Aaron Quinn, (The Blind Side) Tom Ford and David Scaerce (A Single Man) Kimberley Myers and Shelly Jo Reesman. The expected celebrities guests were Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman, Sandra Bullock , Carrey Mulligan, Anna Kendrick, Tami Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Henry Selick, Jon Musker, Ron Clements, Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Robert Kenner, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, Elise Pearlstein, Stephen Bognar, Gregori J Martin , Tivi Magnusson, Joel & Ethan Coen and more.

Some of the celebrities the attended were Singer Allison Iraheta, Model Sophie Turner, Actor Eric Zuley, Actress Lily Collins, Actor Quinton Aaron, Ray McKinnon, Model Derek Pratt, Nurse Cherilyn Lee, Actor Lorenzo Lamas and fiance Shawna Craig.
About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA):
Is a 501 © 3 non-profit arts that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. For more information visit http://www.thediversityawards.org
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Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News Publications (C) 2010 Rodrigo Vaz & Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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Pepper Mashay and Stephen Baldwin attends Pre Oscar Party and Anniversary Celebration

March 6, 2010 by  
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peppermMore then 1000 people were at the Pre Oscar Party and Anniversary Celebration held by David Harrison Levi. The place was full of lots of people who wanted to meet, celebrate and network with industry shakers and makers. It was hard to walk inside the venue, and the line for the red carpet was very long, but celebrities did not care about it because they wanted to be photographed and interviewed.

“The event was entertaining, and Life is an upscale, remarkable club! Great night with great friends.” said DeeDee Bigelow, Actress/Producer.

In an email dated 3-4-2010 to his Facebook friends, Davi Harrison Levi thanked all the media, photographers and all the musicians who performed on the day of the event. Some of the people that he mentioned were Stephen Baldwin, Estelle Harris (Seinfeld), Skip E. Lowe (TV Host) , Jaira Valenti, Tamara Wentworth, Cher Rue, Lee Lang and Seth Donavan. He also thanked his musical guest artists and bands: David Williams, Lyric, SpaceMonk, Natalia Flores, D ‘London, Kate Campbell, Thomas King, Larry Willard, Dian Wilson, Leona, Valerie from the Philippines, Smitty, Pepper Mashay, Wency Marjorie, MOI, Jamie Meyer, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro (from American Idol Season 8), the Adam Lasher Band, Minna Valance & Martin Gerschwitz.
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“With all the events I have attended and hosted, this was the most organized and I feel the most successful. We had a great team that worked hard to put together the event, an amazing group of artists that performed live, celebrity guests, a slew of press and media, and most importantly, A large group of people that came out to support the event and the cause. I could not have been more proud of how the event went, and look forward to working with David Harrison Levi again on the carpet.” said Seth Donavan, Actor/Red Carpet Host.
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The place was filled up to the max, possibly because people knew that this kind of event would enable them to make lots of connections for their carreer. Also, they wanted to hear their favorite artists performing such as MOI, SpaceMonk, Smitty, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro, the Adam Lasher Band, and the international dance diva Pepper MaShay. The red carpet talent, celebrities and media representatives were handled by Cher Rue, Jaira Valenti and Tamara Wentworth.
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The event was held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at Life on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
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Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

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Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz, Francois Palais, Daniela Hubbard & Diversity News Publications.  © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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Pepper MaShay performs live at the Pre Grammy Party at Life on Wilshire

January 30, 2010 by  
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davidOver 800 people attended the Pre Grammy Party held at Life on Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

“The event was awesome and bigger turnout then we thought
” said Cher Rue, actress.

They had a red carpet and step and repeat at the pre Grammy party, which played a tribute to the “King of Rock n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Also the event was dedicated to artists lost last year, including the King of Pop Michael Jackson. The venue was pack with actors, models, actress, singers and publicists. There were also lots of media taking videos and photos of everyone. The highlight of the night was Pepper MaShay who performed 3 songs.

Please see below video of the event.

Michael & Rebecca Gray owners of Life on Wilshire & their entire staff make their guests and friends feel so welcomed. There were about 800+ people who attended the event.

Some of the live performers were international recording artist Smitty, Cameo Adele, Chadwick Music, SpaceMonk, new recording artist D’ London, international disco and dance diva Pepper Mashay, Jeanette Turner, Abraham McDonald, Alestar Digby, and Martin Gershwitz.

The team event organizers were Lydia, Monica Wild, Cher Rue and Seth Donavan. It was produced by Wild Eagle Entertainment & Cher Rue Productions. The event was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 8:00pm to 2:00pm at Life on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90048. For more information visit http://www.lifeonwilshire.com

Note: Story proof read by Linda Krongold, Diversity News; New York, NY Special Correspondent you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Knight of Jeffknightphotography.com © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross for Haiti

January 26, 2010 by  
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jaimeOn a very chilly day, celebrities and personalities with their publicists lined up on the red carpet at the Falcon Restaurant & Lounge. The red carpet event was long and lasted for 2 hours. Media and photographers were busy shooting and interviewing major celebrities.

They all came for one reason: to support and bring awareness to help the Haiti Earthquake victims. After each one had the opportunity to get interviewed and photographed, they went inside the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge where it was full. About 400 people attended the event.

“This event was a really fun event. There were so many celebrities in attendance, and a lot of great contacts were made. We danced, took photos, and yes even walked the Carpet. Devon Guzzie and Eric Zuley AKA EZ really do know how to make an event successful. Hopefully the proceeds that were raised from this event will help the Red Cross do what they need to do for those in need.” said Tamara Wentworth, Owner of Wentworth Public Relations.

Per Gift Public Relations representatives, at first the event was titled Sag Awards Celebration Post Party in support of Britticares International. Due to the earthquake they changed it to Event To Benefit The Victims of The Haiti Earthquake. Later the event title was again changed to SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross. Event organizers confirmed that they raised $100,000 for the Red Cross to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. Britticares founders were part of the event to support The Red Cross.
 “I would personally like to thank all the celebrities who took time out to attend the after party for the Screen Actors Guild Awards benefiting the American Red Cross & BrittiCares at Falcon in Hollywood on the 23rd. A very special thank you to Eric Zuley & Devon Guzzie & WTV for such an outstanding presentation & for their graciousness to me & other’s in attendance.” said David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER®™ and music producer.

Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended were Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Katie Gill (Drilbit Taylor), Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Sofie Turner (Australia’s Top Model), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Carribean), Roddy Piper (WWE), Michael Desante (Hurt Locker), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Chris McDonald (Splinter Heads), Gunner Wright (G.I. JOE Rise of Cobra), Clement Von Frankenstein (Actor), Judge Mathis, James Tupper (NBC’s Mercy), Julie Benz (Dexter), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man), Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Ameona Almund, Emma Zerner, Seth Donavan (Steven Dork in GLOVE), Jamie & Shirell Henderson (BrittiCares Founders), Eric Zuley, Devon Guzzie, Thushari J and Tamara Wentworth.

The event was held on 1-23-2010 at the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge located at 7213 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90046 from 9pm to 2am. The event was hosted by Gregori J Martin, Film Director and Producer. The event organizers asked for a $20 donation to help raise funds for the Haiti Quake victims. Everyone who attended the event was invited by private invitation only.

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You can make a donation online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “HAITI” to 90999.

About The American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, they provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information visit http://www.redcrossla.org

About BrittiCares International:
BrittiCares was founded by, as well as inspired by little girl named Brittiana Henderson who was first diagnosed at the age of 10 with Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) and later developed leukemia where she fought courageously, without complaining, all while assisting other children with cancer to help defeat the pernicious disease. Although Brittiana’s battle against Leukemia came to an end at the tender age of 13, the efforts of BrittiCares (BCI) have not diminished. BCI continues to raise funds and public awareness to combat this disease. BrittiCares International is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding new and better ways to improve the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, leukemia, and other serious blood disease. For more information visit http://www.BRITTICARES.ORG

Sources: Gift Public Relations, WTV and http://www.redcrossla.org

Note: Special thank you to Linda Krongold, for proof reading the story and she is Diversity News, New York, NY Special Correspondent you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Knight of Jeffknightphotography.com © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Local Celebrity Los Angeles 1-17 singing competition bringing talent to you.

January 20, 2010 by  
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localclaThe rain and the Golden Globe Awards could not stop the performers, fashion designers, models, movie and music directors, fans, media, photographers and friends of Local Celebrity Los Angeles from attending the first most promoted event of the year.

At Local Celebrity Los Angeles people saw and were able to hear Los Angeles got talent.
Another part of this event was the fashion the was worn by celebrities including the host Ryan Ray, who was wearing some pieces of LASC.

“This was a fabulous evening and I enjoyed the many talented performers who demonstrated depth and artistry in their singing abilities.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign.

The contestants who were eliminated were Diana Vega and Tara Thomas. The event was opened by Denicar Bergancia who won first prize in this contest last November 15, 2009 and was awarded $200.00.
 “I was really pleased by the quality of the competitors. I also felt MC Ryan Ray and the judges kept the evening exciting and energized. This will be a great weekly event in West Hollywood on Sundays.” Concluded Dr. Carvalho.

The contestants names and songs for the first week were as follows. The theme was INSPIRATION.
1. GG SMITH, Take me as I am by Mary J. Blige
2. DIANA VEGA, Hot and Cold by Katy Perry
3. RACHEL ESCALERA, How come you don’t call me by Alisha Keys
4. ROSY DONOVAN, Hurt by Christina Aguilera
5. TARA THOMAS, Hero by Mariah Carey
7. MIKA MULKEY, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawaiian Style: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or Bradduh Iz
8. NATE GAINES, Cherie Amor by Stevie Wonder
9. LEANDRO FOSSI, Someday by Rob Thomas
10. SHANE FACCHINELLO, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

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The event’s judges were Arnold G; International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Fawn; Recording artist, songwriter and performer and Kris Searle; Singer, songwriter and international recording artist/performer. Hosted by: Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV

Local Celebrity Los Angeles was stream broadcasted via http://www.localcelebritytv.com. Per Wake Up TV and Local Celebrity Los Angeles host Ryan Ray, the show was viewed online 22,435 times. The website host confirmed that the show lasted about 2 hours and 30 minutes and for been the first time ever was broadcasted by Local Celebrity Los Angeles. It was ranked 4th place for the day, and 5th place for the most watched show with the total of 22,435 views on the world wide web.

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Per event organizers, there were more then 200 people who attended the event on 1-17-2010. Local Celebrity Los Angeles was held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 9 pm to 11:30 pm. at the Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

There was a red carpet for photo opportunities, and interviews from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The show started around 9:45 pm and ended close to 12:00 am. During the red carpet, contestants and judges were interviewed by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, one of the event sponsors and the Local Celebrity master of ceremonies.

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Some of the celebrities and industry leaders who came to the event were John Carvalho, Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Biology at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Michael Donahue, Movie producer, Tom Tangen, Host and movie producer, Jordasche Bledsoe, Editor of The Star Celeb publication, Emma Zerner, Model, and Monique Jackson, Staffing recruiting specialist.

The event is to be held every Sundays from 9 pm to 11:30 pm until March 21, 2010. They hope to continue after that time, and will do other fun stuff to bring people to the club. They said to continue checking their Facebook account and website http://www.localcelebritytv.com

The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News PublicationsEleven Night Club Restaurant, The Star Celeb and LASC.

The event entrance fee was only $5.00 and there were prizes, drinks specials, giveaways and more surprises.

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Per the event organizers, Local Celebrity is a fun 10 week singing competition where 10 singers will wow the audience and the judges for a chance to become the Local Celebrity, LA.
The winner of this season’s Local Celebrity, LA will receive $800, and an on line interview with the judge. He or she will perform live at Long Beach City College, and KLBC Radio will interview the winner, who will be represented by 2 agents for 1 year. The winner has the potential of working with either a record, entertainment executive, or one of the judges to cut a 1 song demo, and lastly, achieve the title of being the first full season’s winner of Local Celebrity, LA 2010.

Some of the media representatives and photographers who attended the show were: Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com, Thushari J; Diversity News TV/Livejelly.com, Alex Palomares of Diversity News, Wake Up TV, Emma Zerner, and Jordasche Bledsoe of The Star Celeb.

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Diversity News Publications, a public relations firm based in Hollywood, CA and parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, is one of the event sponsors for Local Celebrity Los Angeles and they got the exclusive of what is happen during and behind the event. Also the parent company Diversity News Publications is contracted for public relations services for Local Celebrity LA season.

Photos By Alex Palomares and Steven Escobar, Diversity News and Jeff Knight from jeffknightphotography.com  (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications (www.diversitynewspublications.com) & E.E.Enterprises. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York Correspondent Special For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

Special thanks to Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com for contributing some royalty free exclusive photos to Steven Escobar of Diversity News Publications & writer for Examiner.com for publishing

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