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Happy Birthday Wish & Honoring The Man In Charge Steven Escobar

September 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Birthday, Celebrities, FEATURES

Esteban Steven EscobarNot too many people are thinking of who birthdays fall during the Labor Day Weekend, because they are off work and they are happy to celebrate the last day of summer. Well many intellectual and great people were born during the week the we need to celebrate, wish and acknowledge them.

Here at Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications we want to say Happy Birthday Wish to our Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Steven Escobar. We will share with you in case you have no idea of whom he is. Please read his short biography and we will be ending with his long biography. Also see pictures featuring him because we are Honoring The Man In Charge.

About Steven Escobar (Short Biography):
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador on September 6th) is an American Journalist, Reporter, Editor, Columnist, Writer, Publicist and Philanthropist. Also he has over 10 years experience in Healthcare Finance as Account Receivables Specialist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than half a million visitors per month and growing each day.

Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment media and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Associated Content.

Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011 raised money for Saddle UP LA benefiting The Life Group LA and Exotifit For Humanity. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Long Biography):
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador on September 6th) is an American Journalist, Reporter, Editor, Columnist, Writer, Publicist and Philanthropist. Also he has over 10 years experience in Healthcare Finance as Account Receivables Specialist.
Esteban Escobar was born in El Salvador, Central America. He came to the USA at the age of 14 years. He went to Junior High School, and then graduated of U.S. Grant High School in 1994. In High School he joined the Yearbook Staff as People Editor and he founded News/Noticias, a bilingual (English and Spanish) publication.
Later he enrolled at Los Angeles City and Trade Tech Colleges where he study Journalism. At Los Angeles City College he joined The Collegian Newspaper where he wrote News, Entertainment and even Sports stories. At Los Angeles Trade Tech College Esteban wrote news and features stories for Trade Winds, a student newspaper.
Esteban worked for a Spanish publication named: L.A. Unidos (L.A. United), another consumer news magazine. In 2003 Esteban register Diversity News Publications website. Esteban started networking with major public relations agencies to get added to media/press distribution databases to receive press releases and cover events.
At the middle of 2009 Esteban Escobar decided to make DiversityNewsPublications.Com, a consumer news magazine. The website was redone with couple sections. He then started covering major Hollywood events such as 25th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2009, The 2009 Outstanding Emmy Awards Nominees, Micky’s Bar Official Grand Re-Opening Ceremony 2009, CSW 2009 LA Pride, 2009 San Diego Pride, The Kierrah Foundation Spotlight on Sisters Awards, American Music Awards 2010, AFI Fest 2010, The Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2010, The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) Hitmakers Cable Reality 2010, 23nd Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval 2010, 26th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2010, ASCAP Expo 2010, 2nd Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival 2010, Pamela Anderson (Dancing With The Stars, BayWatch) Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes 2010, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch) Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes 2010, Former Miss California Tami Farrell Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes 2010, Stephanie Pratt from MTV show The Hills Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes 2010, First Annual California Entertainer of The Year 2010, 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2011, LA Fashion Weeked 2011 at Sunset Studios, HRC Los Angeles Dinner & Awards 2011, The Academy Awards (Oscars) 2011, MMPA 18th Annual Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show 2011, 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards 2011 and many more.

Esteban Escobar writes features, fashion, movies premiers, news and entertainment stories. Recently he covered a pre awards celebration for the People’s Choice Awards. Esteban Escobar knows how to write stories without including his opinion. He knows how to edit photos and videos.


Esteban Escobar has been networking with other media/press professionals including public relations agents. He gets invited to cover events to publish them on DiversityNewsPublications.Com and other sites. Esteban Escobar has been working as Public/Media Relations Specialist. He knows whom to contact when he is interested in covering an event and file any necessary media credential applications. Esteban Escobar have met couple Hollywood celebrities, political leaders and personalities the likes his media coverage and his professional ethical work.

In June 2011 Steven Escobar transfer all published content to a better suitable site and he registerDiversityNewsMagazine.Com published by DiversityNewsPublications.Com. Now Diversity News Publications will be updating with companies sponsored relative news, charities, events and entertainment activities while Diversity News Magazine is the consumer news magazine.

He has been in the USA since 1989 and has 2 sisters and mother. Esteban Escobar is known as “Steven” and he resides Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood.

For those fans you can LIKE Steven Escobar Official Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/StevenEscobarOfficialFanPage

For any fans interested in mailing letters or cards, you can mail them to:
Steven Escobar

C/O: Diversity News Publications  

P.O. Box 292306

Hollywood, CA 90029.

NOTE: To All Esteban “Steven” Escobar fans and friends, please feel free to leave any best wishes on this page for him to read. Thank you.

Actress Halle Berry Attends AFI Fest 2010 & Event Recap Nov. 4 – 11, 2010 Hollywood, CA

November 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

Halle Berry at AFI Fest 2010 from November 4 to 11, 2010Winning actress Halle Berry returned this year to the AFI Fest 2010 presented by Audi on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 where she talked about her extraordinary career and her influences, with film clips from her work shown throughout the event.
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AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will took place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.
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About the American Film Institute:
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a national, public-supported educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archives, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image. AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 38 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the US; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI also explores new digital technologies through special workshops. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.
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About AFI FEST presented by Audi:
Celebrating its 24th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will take place November 4 through 11 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the center of the film capital of the world. The American Film Market (AFM), November 3-10, 2010, is the market partner of AFI FEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival/market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi is sponsored in part by American Airlines the official airline of AFI American Film Market (AFM) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional sponsors include Baskin-Robbins, Clarisonic, Hollywood & Highland Center, Little Black Dress Wines and Stella Artois. AFI FEST is proud of its new relationship with the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and its continued collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center. Additional information about AFI FEST presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST presented by Audi at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.
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About Audi:
Audi of America, Inc. and its 272 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive 6 brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit audiusa.com or audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
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About AFM:
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution — a truly collaborative process — reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. More than 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. AFM is the premier global marketplace for Hollywood’s decision makers. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals are sealed  on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet  making AFM the must-attend industry event. The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at IFTA-online.org and AmericanFilmMarket.com.

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Editor’s Note: The only problem with AFI Fest 2010 was that we needed to apply for multiple media/press or guest list to attend the gala or special events, that’s too much. Any how AFI Fest 2010 was held from November 4 – 11, 2010 and presented by Audi. We want to thanks the event publicist and staff for allowing us to be part of “A” class event and we hope to continue covering the best of AFI. Our representatives Daniela Hubbard, Mark Valinsky and Esteban Aka Steven Escobar were from the first day to the last day bringing to our readers the best of AFI. Please enjoy the photos and feel free to contact us.
Photos (C) by Daniela Hubbard, Mark Valinsky and Diversity News Publications. (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.


Lily Tomlin and Friends Gather In Beverly Hills To Help Billy The Elephant‏

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, News

By Songirl Sez, Special for Diversity News

Legendary comedienne Lily Tomlin appeared with some of today’s hottest leading comedy acts on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA at the Lavinthal estate for a fundraiser held by Voice For The Animals to raise funds for Billy the elephant, who has been in solitary confinement at the L.A. zoo for over 20 years.

Held on the sprawling estate grounds, the event went from 5-9pm and was emce’d by Bruce Vilanch, who introduced an all star line consisting of fellow comedians Orny Adams, Elayne Boosler and Rick Overton. A special speech of support by Los Angeles City councilman Tony Cardenas, before Lily graced the stage at the mansion. Tax deductible tickets ranged from $100-$350 and included cocktails and fine vegan food. An auction continued after the show while desert was served.

Celebrity supporters for the evening (although some unable to attend) included James Cromwell, Kevin Nealon, Bernie Williams, Georja Umano, Mariana Tosca, Fawn and Ashley Bell. There were a host of well known animal advocates present including Patty Shanker, Ed Boks, Bill Dyer, Robin Torme’, Bryan Monell, Daphne Dimitriadi, Linda Grey Heitz, Marjorie Hirsch Loeb, Sandra Mohr and Kat Kramer.


“Lily and all of our guests understand the significance of the lawsuit, not only to save Billy from what inevitably will be an early death, but to send an even louder message,” said Melya Kaplan, founder and executive director of VFTA. She added “These magnificent, sensitive and loving creatures belong in the wild and if they’ve already been brought here, then they belong in wide-open sanctuaries designed to meet their physical and emotional needs.”
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VFTA’s lawsuit originated in 2007 and was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs including the late actor Robert Culp. The suit charges the Los Angeles zoo with cruel and unusual punishment of elephants (there have been 14 elephant deaths in the zoo’s history, two in the past four years) and seeks to shut down the $42 million planned elephant exhibit the city council approved in January of 2009. It was the second time the council voted in approval of the exhibit in light of sufficient evidence that proves the care captive elephants receive constitutes civil and criminal abuse under California law. After a series of motions and appeals, the Court of Appeals finally ruled the case could go to trial.
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 “It would be a much nicer educational process for children to visit animals in sanctuaries and see how animals thrive in their wild habitat, rather than living in a zoo where animals don’t live, the actually die.” said Tracy and Robin Torme party guests.
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Kaplan concluded “Lily has been instrumental from the start in helping us bring this issue to light. She loves elephants and wants Billy to go to a place where he can roam free on many acres with other elephants-our lawsuit against the Los Angeles zoo is scheduled to go to trial November 2nd.”

About Billy the elephant and why so many people gathered to help him:
Billy was born in 1985 and has been in solitary confinement since 1989 at the L.A. zoo. He was caught in the wild and forcibly taken from his native home of Malaysia, as part of a trade between the L.A. Zoo and the Malaysian Game Department. Billy lives on approximately one-quarter acre at L.A. Zoo. In the wild, elephants can walk 30 miles in a day. There are roughly 640 acres in one mile.
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With no other elephants near him, Billy lives an unnatural, solitary life at the Zoo. While male elephants are often kept separate from other elephants in zoos, in the wild males can display social connections, residing in bachelor herds or frequenting areas with female elephants, sometimes moving from family to family. In India, younger bulls join with older bulls to crop raid.

For many years Billy has displayed stereotypic behavior in the form of repetitive head bobbing that goes on for extended periods of time. Stereotypic behavior is often viewed as an indicator of poor welfare, caused by factors such as restriction of movement, size of enclosure, social isolation, and lack of complexity in the physical environment. Billy has experienced all of these factors at the L.A. Zoo. In fact, Billy was routinely chained each night, likely from the time of his arrival at L.A. Zoo in 1989 until 1994, for approximately 12 to 14 hours each night. It was during this period that a keeper reportedly physically abused Billy by using electric shock on him.

Experts state that stereotypic behavior can lead to foot problems such as nail cracks (which Billy already has), and abscesses and abrasions to the sole of the foot. Foot-related problems are one of the leading causes of euthanasia in captive elephants in the United States.

If you would like more information on Billy or A Voice For Animals, please visit http://vftafoundation.org/ or http://www.helpbilly.org/