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Glee and The Social Network Wins at The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011

January 16, 2011 by  
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The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards was air LIVE coast-to-coast on Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST) /8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with host Ricky Gervais.
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The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards was seen in more than 160 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Some Nominees and Winners

* Indicates winner

Cecil B. DeMille Award (Winner)

*Robert De Niro

  1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. BLACK SWAN
      Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures
    2. THE FIGHTER
      Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media
    3. INCEPTION
      Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures

    * THE KING’S SPEECH (See-Saw Films and Bedlam Productions; The Weinstein Company)

    1. THE SOCIAL NETWORK
      Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
  2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. HALLE BERRY FRANKIE AND ALICE
    2. NICOLE KIDMAN RABBIT HOLE
    3. JENNIFER LAWRENCE WINTER’S BONE
    4. *NATALIE PORTMAN

      BLACK SWAN
    5. MICHELLE WILLIAMS BLUE VALENTINE
  3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
    1. JESSE EISENBERG THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    2. *COLIN FIRTH

      THE KING’S SPEECH
    3. JAMES FRANCO 127 HOURS
    4. RYAN GOSLING BLUE VALENTINE
    5. MARK WAHLBERG THE FIGHTER
  4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. ALICE IN WONDERLAND
      Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    2. BURLESQUE
      Screen Gems; Sony Pictures Releasing

    * THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features)

    1. RED
      di Bonaventura Pictures; Summit Entertainment
    2. THE TOURIST
      GK Films; Sony Pictures Releasing
  5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. *ANNETTE BENING

      THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
    2. ANNE HATHAWAY LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
    3. ANGELINA JOLIE THE TOURIST
    4. JULIANNE MOORE THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
    5. EMMA STONE EASY A
  6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. JOHNNY DEPP ALICE IN WONDERLAND
    2. JOHNNY DEPP THE TOURIST
    3. *PAUL GIAMATTI

      BARNEY’S VERSION
    4. JAKE GYLLENHAAL LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
    5. KEVIN SPACEY CASINO JACK
  7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
    1. DESPICABLE ME
      Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment; Universal Pictures
    2. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
      DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
    3. THE ILLUSIONIST
      Django Films, Ciné B and France 3 Cinéma; Sony Pictures Classics
    4. TANGLED
      Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    *TOY STORY 3 Disney * Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

  8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    1. BIUTIFUL (MEXICO/SPAIN)

      Menageatroz, Focus Features International; Roadside Attractions

    2. THE CONCERT (FRANCE)

      An Oï Oï Oï Productions, Les Productions Du Tresor, France 3 Cinema, Europacorp, Castel Films, Panache Productions, RTBF (Belgian Television), BIM Distrubuzione Co., Canal +, Cinecinema and France 3; The Weinstein Company

    3. THE EDGE (Kpaй) (RUSSIA)

      Teleshow/Rock Films; Central Partnership (Russia)

    4. I AM LOVE (IO SONO L’AMORE) (ITALY)

      First Sun; Magnolia Pictures

    5. *IN A BETTER WORLD (Hævnen)

      (DENMARK)

      Zentropa Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics

  9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
    1. AMY ADAMS THE FIGHTER
    2. HELENA BONHAM CARTER THE KING’S SPEECH
    3. MILA KUNIS BLACK SWAN
    4. *MELISSA LEO

      THE FIGHTER
    5. JACKI WEAVER ANIMAL KINGDOM
  10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
    1. *CHRISTIAN BALE

      THE FIGHTER
    2. MICHAEL DOUGLAS WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
    3. ANDREW GARFIELD THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    4. JEREMY RENNER THE TOWN
    5. GEOFFREY RUSH THE KING’S SPEECH
  11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
    1. DARREN ARONOFSKY BLACK SWAN
    2. *DAVID FINCHER

      THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    3. TOM HOOPER THE KING’S SPEECH
    4. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN INCEPTION
    5. DAVID O. RUSSELL THE FIGHTER
  12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
    1. DANNY BOYLE, SIMON BEAUFOY 127 HOURS
    2. LISA CHOLODENKO, STUART BLUMBERG THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
    3. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN INCEPTION
    4. DAVID SEIDLER THE KING’S SPEECH
    5. *AARON SORKIN

      THE SOCIAL NETWORK
  13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
    1. ALEXANDRE DESPLAT THE KING’S SPEECH
    2. DANNY ELFMAN ALICE IN WONDERLAND
    3. A.R. RAHMAN 127 HOURS
    4. * TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS

      THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    5. HANS ZIMMER INCEPTION
  14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
    1. “BOUND TO YOU” — BURLESQUE
      Music by: Samuel Dixon
      Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler
    2. “COMING HOME” — COUNTRY STRONG
      Music & Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges
    3. “I SEE THE LIGHT” — TANGLED
      Music by: Alan Menken
      Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
    4. “THERE’S A PLACE FOR US” — CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
      Music & Lyrics by: Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey

    * “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” — BURLESQUE (Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren)

  15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

    * BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment

    1. DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
      Showtime, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company
    2. THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
      CBS Television Studios
    3. MAD MEN (AMC)
      Lionsgate Television
    4. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
      AMC
  16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
    1. JULIANNA MARGULIES THE GOOD WIFE
    2. ELISABETH MOSS MAD MEN
    3. PIPER PERABO COVERT AFFAIRS
    4. * KATEY SAGAL

      SONS OF ANARCHY
    5. KYRA SEDGWICK THE Closer
  17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
    1. * STEVE BUSCEMI

      BOARDWALK EMPIRE

  18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

    * GLEE (FOX) Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television

    1. MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
      Twentieth Century Fox Television
    2. NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)
      Showtime, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, Caryn Mandabach Productions
  19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. TONI COLLETTE UNITED STATES OF TARA
    2. EDIE FALCO NURSE JACKIE
    3. TINA FEY 30 ROCK
    4. *LAURA LINNEY

      THE BIG C
    5. LEA MICHELE GLEE
  20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    1. ALEC BALDWIN 30 ROCK
    2. STEVE CARELL THE OFFICE
    3. THOMAS JANE HUNG
    4. MATTHEW MORRISON GLEE
    5. *JIM PARSONS

      THE BIG BANG THEORY
  21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

    *CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL) Film En Stock and Egoli Tossell Film, Sundance Channel

  22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    1. *CLAIRE DANES

      TEMPLE GRANDIN
  23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    1. *AL PACINO

      YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

  24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    1. HOPE DAVIS THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
    2. *JANE LYNCH

      GLEE
    3. KELLY MACDONALD BOARDWALK EMPIRE
    4. JULIA STILES DEXTER
    5. SOFIA VERGARA MODERN FAMILY
  25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
    1. SCOTT CAAN HAWAII FIVE-O
    2. *CHRIS COLFER

      GLEE
    3. CHRIS NOTH THE GOOD WIFE
    4. ERIC STONESTREET MODERN FAMILY
    5. DAVID STRATHAIRN TEMPLE GRANDIN




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American Idol, Glee, 30 Rock Nominated for The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

January 13, 2011 by  
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42nd NAACP Image Awards On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced in a press conference The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.
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The nominees announcement was made around 9:00 am by Actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett joined NAACP Image Awards chairman Clayola Brown and executive producer Vic Bulluck.
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The Awards show will be broadcast live for two-hours on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Complete List of The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees & Categories:

TELEVISION
Outstanding Comedy Series

· “30 Rock” (NBC)
· “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· “Glee” (FOX)
· “Modern Family” (ABC)
· “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

· David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
· Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
· LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

· Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Essence Atkins – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Eureka” (Syfy)
· Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

· “Detroit 1-8-7” (ABC)
· “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
· “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

· Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
· Blair Underwood – “The Event” (NBC)
· Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
· Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
· LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles ” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

· Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· GuGu Mbatha-Raw – “Undercovers” (NBC)
· Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)
· Wendy Davis – “Army Wives” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Talk (Series)

· “Conversations with Ed Gordon” (BET Networks)
· “Larry King Live” (CNN)
· “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET Networks)
· “The View” (ABC)
· “TV One on One with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)

Outstanding Reality Series

· “American Idol” (FOX)
· “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW)
· “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
· “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC)
· “Sunday Best” (BET Networks)

RECORDING
Outstanding New Artist

· B.o.B (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
· Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
· Jason Derulo (Warner Bros. Records)
· Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
· Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

· Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
· Jay-Z (Roc Nation/Def Jam)
· Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Ne-Yo (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

· Chrisette Michele (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol Records)
· Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)
· Rihanna (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Sade (Epic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

· Diddy-Dirty Money (Bad Boy/Interscope)
· Eminem & Rihanna (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
· Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan and others) (Hancock Music)
· John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)
· The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope)

Outstanding Album

· “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· “Now and Then” – Smokey Robinson (Saguaro Road/Cracker Barrel/Robso Records)
· “Raymond vs. Raymond” – Usher (Laface/Jive Records)
· “Soldier of Love” – Sade (Epic Records)
· “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)

LITERATURE
Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction

· “A Taste of Honey” – Jabari Asim (Broadway Books)
· “Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)
· “Glorious” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
· “Till You Hear From Me” – Pearl Cleage (Ballantine Books/One World)
· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work -Debut Author

· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)
· “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” – Heidi Durrow (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
· “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)
· “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” – Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton & Company)
· “Forest Gate” – Peter Akinti (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)

MOTION PICTURE
Outstanding Motion Picture

· “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
· “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
· “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

· Anthony Mackie – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Common – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Jaden Smith – “The Karate Kid” (Columbia Pictures)
· Morgan Freeman – “Red” (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

· Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
· Kerry Washington – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Queen Latifah – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Zoë Saldana – “The Losers” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

· “Conviction” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· “La Mission” (Screen Media Ventures)
· “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)
· “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

· “A Barefoot Dream” (Showbox/Mediaplex)
· “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)
· “Four Lions” (Drafthouse Films)
· “Mother” (Magnolia Pictures)
· “Outside the Law” (Tessalit Productions)

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

· “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)
· “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” (Metaphor Films)
· “If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise” (HBO)
· “Waiting for “Superman” (Paramount Vantage)
· “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe” (POV)




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The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net

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About the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org



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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the Nominees and we wish them good luck.

ESTEBAN ESCOBAR Named LA County Events Examiner for Examiner.com

August 24, 2010 by  
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Esteban Steven EscobarOn Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Diversity News Publications in association with EEEnterprises announced on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 that Esteban Escobar Aka Steven have been named LA County Events Examiner for Examiner.com.
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Esteban Escobar is also currently the Hollywood Events Examiner for Examiner.com

 
“I am so honored to have a second title with Examiner.com. I want to thanks all my fans which are readers, subscribers and my industry friends for been loyal and helping me in getting more readers, articles comments and subscribers.” Said Esteban Escobar. Editor of Diversity News Magazine, WTV Blog and Hollywood & LA County Events Examiner
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Esteban Escobar was approached by Examiner.com Category Manager, of the Entertainment page to add a second title to his current coverage. Esteban Escobar became the LA County Events Examiner at the beginning of August 2010 but because Examiner.com have going to a complete make over the page was not working until today it was fixed by Examiner.com IT.
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“Writing for Diversity News, Examiner.com & editing WTV Blog are great things happenning in my career. Also getting thousands of views on my articles, it make me so proud. I do not know how to thank LINDA KRONGOLD who proof read most of my stories. I can not forget to thanks all my photographers: Alex Palomares, Jeff Knight, Rodrigo Vaz, Daniela Hubbard, Tisha Rivera, Ray Chavez, FFD Images and others for covering events and granted permission for me to use their photos in multiple online sites.” Concluded Mr. Escobar.
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You can check Esteban “Steven” Escobar pages at http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/esteban-escobar-1 & http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/esteban-escobar
 
“Congratulations; so happy for you! Thanks for thanking me; I love being a part of this from across the country!” Said Linda Satloff Krongold, Esteban Escobar New York proofreader.
If you are interested in getting Esteban Escobar to cover your event, you must send a press release, with flyer and any photos for possible consideration a least 2 or 4 weeks in advance to: diversitynews@hotmail.com
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This month Esteban Escobar was also featured on The EErie Digest Magazine. You can check interview at http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2010/08/interview-with-esteban-steven-escobar/
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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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Jheri Walker Jr. attends Rockin The Elements at Kress Club

April 13, 2010 by  
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rockintheelementsRockin The Elements event was held at Kress Club in Hollywood on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:00pm to 12:00am. Open bar was held from 10 to 11pm with free drinks and sushi.
Special live performances by Fizz and Boog (former members of B2k) and  the Group Nikki 16 (from  Bad Boys biggest producers Slam and  Making the Band on MTV).

Some of the celebrities the attended were model Derek C. Pratt, host VJ Michael Benz and singer Jheri Walker Jr. (American Idol Season 6).

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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.
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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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Local Celebrity Los Angeles, A singing competition Round 3rd

February 2, 2010 by  
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localjudgesWhile the Grammys were almost done, Local Celebrity LA/Grammy After Party was starting at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant on 1-31-2010 where singers were ready to compete. First, the contestants were interviewed by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, and then by the judges. They all went to sit in their assigned areas and they were called in order to start performing live on stage.
There was something different on the stage, because it got a complete design and makeover. There were 3 small cams and one big professional camera recording the entire production. The stage was dressed up with a dark background so that the street could not be seen.

“Local Celebrity Los Angeles was a huge success at Club Eleven Sunday Eve. The Talent rivaled that of American Idol and the host Ryan Ray was masterful. The Judges Kris Searle, Fawn and Arnold G are supportive and right on the money with their critiques and appraisals of the talent.” said Tom Tangen, producer www.pooltimethemovie.com

Usually two contestants are sent home. but on Sunday night nobody was sent home. Each contestant was given a number from 1 to 10 so the audience at the venue and the online community could vote.


“Kudos to Club Eleven for this wonderful night showcasing local talent and bringing the Gay and Straight community together through music.” Mr. Tangen concluded.

The results will be released on February 7, where 4 contestants will go home. Jael Gadsden, Singer/songwriter featured in the movie “American Dreamz,” performed “All I Need” and
“Baby I’m Feelin You” live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles while the judges were adding their totals and the audience was voting via texting and paper ballots.

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Local Celebrity Los Angeles was such an amazing experience, it was like being at a taping of American Idol but only better talent I think. I applaud whoever put together this event. I will try to make it to every one.” said Derick Bell, Celebrity Model.

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Per the event organizers, there was a change regarding tonight’s results. They needed to get all the votes via testing, audience paper ballots, and judge’s numbers, and the eliminated contestants will be revealed on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at the end of the show.

The event ran according to schedule and about 80 people supported the singers at the venue. This is important because the audience are the ones making the decision as to who will be the next Local Celebrity LA winner.

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The event was held at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 9009. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online live via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/.

The next event will be held on 2-7-2010 and is called Local Celebrity Los Angeles and Robert Boleyn Birthday Bash. It will be held from 9:00 pm to 2am at Club Eleven.

The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Night Club Restaurant, Jeffknightphotography.com and LASC. For more information about Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com.

About Local Celebrity Los Angeles:
The purpose of LOCAL CELEBRITY LOS ANGELES is to Provide another outlet for so many of our talented singers right here in Los Angeles. This competition may be for those that have been overlooked at some point in the past, or for the new singer that is looking to get started in the industry. Los Angeles has chosen past winner Denicar Bergancia who won $200.00 cash on 11-15-2009. This season’s Local Celebrity Los Angeles winner will receive $800, an on line interview, get to perform live in Long Beach City College, interview with KLBC Radio, perform at the red carpet televised worldwide Hand in Hand Benefit Concert in Hollywood, and work with one of the judges to record a demo.

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


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Local Celebrity Los Angeles, A singing competition round 2

January 27, 2010 by  
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localcelebritylaCalifornia Talent presented a singing competition on Sunday, January 24, 2010, week 2 of Local Celebrity Los Angeles. The second of 10 weeks and 8 returning artists were ready to perform on the stage, including 2 new singers added to the competition. First they all got interviewed on the red carpet by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, who hosted the event. The contestants, judges with friends and their publicists were allowed to take photographs on the red carpet. The red carpet started at 9:00 pm and the show started at 9:35 pm.

The event 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.

“Having performed at this venue (Eleven Nightclub), I know it’s no easy task to sing and to sing well in front of an audience. I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse group of talented singers who put themselves up for scrutiny. The event was well organized, well hosted, and you can’t beat a $5 cocktail!” said Ben Roman, Recording artist and entertainer.

Week 2 theme was Musical Icons and the contestants’ songs choices were BRIAN MILLER: Moondance, by Van Morrison, JASMINE LEE: At Last, by Etta James, MIKA MULKEY: I’m Going Down, by Mary J. Blige, ROSY DONOVAN: I’d Rather Go Blind, by Etta James, SHANE FACCHINELLO: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, by Stevie Wonder, RACHEL ESCALERA: La Llamada, by Selena, LEANDRO FOSSI: Against All Odds, by Phil Collins, JONATHAN HERNANDEZ: Living For the City, by Stevie Wonder, GG SMITH: I’m Every Woman: by Chaka Khan/Whitney Houston and NATE GAINES: Journey by (Steve Perry): Light. The singers were eliminated from the competition in round 2 were MIKA MULKEY and JASMINE LEE.
 “It was a pleasure to see that a number of the contestants dramatically improved their singing ability on stage tonight from their performances last week.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign.

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Per California Talent’s event organizer and producer, the purpose of Local Celebrity Los Angeles is to provide another outlet for so many of our talented singers right here in Los Angeles. This competition may be for those that have been overlooked at some point in the past, or for the new singer that is looking to get started in the industry. Los Angeles’ past winner was Denicar Bergancia, who won $200.00 cash on 11-15-2009. This season’s Local Celebrity Los Angeles winner will receive $800, an on line interview, will get to perform live in Long Beach City College, get to interview with KLBC Radio, perform at the red carpet televised worldwide Hand in Hand Benefit Concert in Hollywood, and work with one of the judges to record a demo.


The event was held at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online live via
http://www.localcelebritytv.com/. The next event will be held on 1-31-2010 and is titled Local Celebrity Los Angeles Singing Competition / Grammy after Party. It will be held from 9:00 pm to 2am at the same venue.

The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Night Club Restaurant, The Star Celeb, Jeffknightphotography.com and LASC. For more information about Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com



Editor 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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California Talent brings to you Local Celebrity Los Angeles, a singing competition

January 16, 2010 by  
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localcelebrityCalifornia Talent announced on a press release Friday, January 15, 2010 about LOCAL CELEBRITY LOS ANGELES, A Singing Competition

The Event Judges are 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.

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The event will be held on 1-17-2010 at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located 8811 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 9pm to 11pm.

The singing competition show will be open by: Denicar Bergancia.

The new contestants names and songs for Week: 1, is INSPIRATION

GG SMITH, Take me as I am by Mary J. Blige, DIANA VEGA, Hot and Cold by Katy Perry, RACHEL ESCALERA, How come you don’t call me by Alisha Keys, ROSY DONOVAN, Hurt by Christina Aguilera, TARA THOMAS, Hero by Mariah Carey, BRIAN MILLER, End of the Road by Boys II Men, MIKA MULKEY, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawaiian Style: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or Bradduh Iz, NATE GAINES, Cherie Amor by Stevie Wonder, LEANDRO FOSSI, Someday by Rob Thomas

and SHANE FACCHINELLO, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly.

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Per event producers the purpose of Local Celebrity Los Angeles is to provide another outlet for so many of our talented singers’ right here in Los Angeles. This competition may be for those that have been overlooked at some point in the past, or for the new singer that is looking to get started in the industry.

The event will be Broadcast Live world wide web at http://www.localcelebritytv.com and event to be hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV.

Event is sponsored by: California Talent, Eleven Night Club, Diversity News Publications, Wake Up TV, The Star Celeb and LASC.

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About LOCAL CELEBRITY LOS ANGELES:

Local Celebrity is a fun 10 week singing competition where 10 singers will WOW the audience and the judges for a chance to become, Local Celebrity, LA.

The winner of this season’s Local Celebrity, LA will receive $800, an on line interview with the judge. To perform live at Long Beach City College and KLBC Radio will interview the winner. To be represented by 2 agents for 1 year. The potential of working with either a record, entertainment executive, or one of the judges to cut a 1 song demo, and lastly, the title of being the first full season’s winner of Local Celebrity, LA 2010.

Sources: California Talent and Wake Up TV

Editor Note: This event is similar like American Idol. May be FOX networks reporters come to check out this event.

ABC network leads; NOMINEES FOR 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

January 6, 2010 by  
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imageOn January 6, 2010 The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs (“Private Practice” – ABC), Michael Strahan (“Brothers” – FOX) and “FOX NFL Sunday”), Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show” – FOX), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House” – Disney Channel), Chris Massey (“Zoey 101” – Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless – CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

Per NAACP this year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.


The ABC network leads with a total of 22 nominations, followed by NBC with 13, CBS with 12, and FOX, Lifetime and TNT with 9 each. “Grey’s Anatomy” received 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations, followed by “Ugly Betty” with 3.

In the Recording Category, Columbia Records leads with 7 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records and Def Jam both with 5 nominations. J Records/MBK Entertainment received 4, and Interscope Records with 3. Jay-Z and Maxwell both received 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

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In the Motion Picture category, Lionsgate received 13 nominations. Warner Bros. Pictures follows with 7 nominations, Columbia Pictures with 4, and Overture Films with 3.

Returning event sponsors for the 41st NAACP Image Awards include Ford Motor Company, UAW/Chrysler, Sprint, and FedEx.

The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS complete nomination list

TELEVISION CATEGORIES
Outstanding Comedy Series

•“30 Rock” (NBC)
•“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
•“Glee” (FOX)
•“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

•Daryl “Chill” Mitchell – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Donald Faison – “Scrubs” (NBC)
•Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
•LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tyler James Williams – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

•America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•CCH Pounder – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Sherri Shepherd – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tichina Arnold – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

•Lamman Rucker – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
•Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Larenz Tate – “Rescue Me” (FX)
•Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

•Ana Ortiz – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime)
•Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (CW)

Outstanding Drama Series

•“Cold Case” (CBS)
•“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•“HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
•“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

•Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
•Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
•LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
•Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
•Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•Jill Scott – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Regina King – “Southland” (NBC)
•Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

•Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
•Delroy Lindo – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
•James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Mekhi Phifer – “Lie To Me” (FOX)
•Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

•Anika Noni Rose – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Audra McDonald – “Private Practice” (ABC)
•Gabrielle Union – “Flash Forward” (ABC)
•Jurnee Smollett – “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
•S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•“America” (Lifetime)
•“Brick City” (Sundance)
•“Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime)
•“Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•“Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Eriq La Salle – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Gus Hoffman – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Jaishon Fisher – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Philip Johnson – “America” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Aunjanue Ellis – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Cicely Tyson – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Kimberly Elise – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Rosie O’Donnell – “America” (Lifetime)
•Ruby Dee – “America” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

•Bryton James – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cassius Willis – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Terrell Tilford – “One Life To Live” (ABC)
•Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

•Daphne Duplaix – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
•Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Eva Marcelle – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
•Tatyana Ali – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

•“Anderson Cooper 360: President Obama’s African Journey” (CNN)
•“CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream 2” (CNN)
•“The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States” (BET)
•“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
•“Leading Women: India.Arie, Dr. Maya Angelou” (Centric)

Outstanding Talk Series

•“Lopez Tonight” (TBS)
•“The Mo’Nique Show” (BET)
•“The Tyra Banks Show” (CW)
•“The View” (ABC)
•“The Wanda Sykes Show” (FOX)

Outstanding Reality Series

•“American Idol 8” (FOX)
•“America’s Next Top Model” (CW)
•“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
•“Extreme Makeover” (ABC)
•“Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

•“BET Awards 2009” (BET)
•“Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS)
•“Michael Jackson Memorial Service” (ABC, BET, CNN, MTV, NBC)
•“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)
•“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)
Outstanding Children’s Program

•“The Backyardigans – The Action Elves Save Christmas” (Nickelodeon)
•“Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure” (Nickelodeon)
•“Go, Diego, Go: Diego Reunites Hippopotamus and Oxpecker” (Nickelodeon)
•“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

•Caitlin Sanchez – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
•Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•LaShawn Jeffries – “The Backyardigans” (Nickelodeon)
•Nick Cannon – “TeenNick HALO Awards” (TeenNick)
•Selena Gomez – “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

RECORDING CATEGORIES
Outstanding New Artist

•Jeremih (Def Jam)
•Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
•K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
•Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
•Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)
Outstanding Male Artist

•Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
•Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
•Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•Ne-Yo (Def Jam)
Outstanding Female Artist

•Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
•India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
•Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
•Rihanna (Def Jam)
•Whitney Houston (Artista Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

•3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
•The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

•“Detroit” – Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue Records)
•“He and She” – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records)
•“Kind of Brown” – Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records)
•“Poetically Justified” – Marcus Johnson (Three Keys Music)
•“The Real Thing” – Vanessa Williams (Concord Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

•“A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar (Light Records)
• “How I Got Over” – Vickie Winans (Destiny Joy)
• “Love Unstoppable” – Fred Hammond (Verity Records)
• “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records)
• “We Are All One: Live In Detroit” – Donnie McClurkin (Verity Records)

Outstanding World Music Album

•“11:11” – Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records/Red)
•“Black President” – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records)
•“Morabeza” – Maria de Barros (Sheer Legacy [Sheer Group South African Label])
•“ReCreation” – Zap Mama (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group)
•“Seya” – Oumou Sangare (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Outstanding Music Video

•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•“I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)

Outstanding Song

•“Bad Habits” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•“God In Me” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

•“The Blueprint 3” – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•“BLACKsummers’night” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“The Element of Freedom” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
•“Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

LITERATURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

•“Basketball Jones” – E. Lynn Harris (deceased) (Doubleday)
•“Before I Forget” – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
•“Life is Short But Wide” – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
•“The Book of Night Women” – Marlon James Riverhead Books)
•“The Long Fall” – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

•“Brain Surgeon”: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles – Arnold Mann with Keith Black, MD (Grand Central Publishing)
•“Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today” – Gil L. Robertson, IV (Agate Bolden)
•“Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum” – Cynthia Jacobs Carter (National Geographic Books)
•“In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Crown)
•“Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” – Al Gore (Rodale Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

•“3rd Generation Country” – BeNeca Ward (Xlibris Corporation)
• “A Question of Freedom” – R. Dwayne Betts (Avery Books)
•“Black Water Rising” – Attica Locke (Harper)
•“Kiss the Sky: A Novel” – Farai Chideya (Atria Books)
• “Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange” – Amanda Smyth (Three Rivers Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

•“Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” – Dr. Cornel West (SmileyBooks)
•“Michelle Obama” – Deborah Willis (W. W. Norton)
•“POPS: A Life of Louis” – Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
•“Shooting Stars” – LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger (The Penguin Press)
•“Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” – James Gavin (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

•“Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” – Steve Harvey (Amistad)
•“The Conversation: How Black Men & Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
•“Down to Business” – Clara Villarosa with Alicia Villarosa (Avery Books)
•“Start Where You Are” – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
•“Your Money or Your Life” – Alvin Hall (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

•“Bicycles” – Nikki Giovanni (William Morrow)
•“Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” – Camille Dungy (The University of Georgia Press)
•“Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem” – Mitchell L. H. Douglas (Red Hen Press)
•“Mixology: National Poetry Series” – Adrian Matejka (Penguin Group [USA])
•“Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall” – Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

•“Child of the Civil Rights Movement” – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Negro Speaks of Rivers” – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
•“Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change” – Michelle Cook (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
•“Peeny Butter Fudge” – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble” – Whoopi Goldberg (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

•“Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice” – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
•“Just Another Hero” – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Mare’s War” – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady” – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)
•“Rock and the River” – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Motion Picture

•“The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Michael Jackson’s: This Is It” (Columbia Pictures)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•“The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

•Denzel Washington – “The Taking of Pelham 123” (Columbia Pictures)
•Idris Elba – “Obsessed” (Screen Gems)
•Jamie Foxx – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•Morgan Freeman – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Quinton Aaron – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

•Anika Noni Rose – “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Sophie Okonedo – “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•Taraji P. Henson – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

•Adam Rodriguez – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)
•Anthony Mackie – “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)
•Chiwetel Ejiofor – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Danny Glover – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Lenny Kravitz – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

•Alfre Woodard – “American Violet” (Universal Pictures)
•Mariah Carey – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Paula Patton – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Zoe Saldana – “Avatar” (Paramount Pictures)

The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

•“American Violet” (Samuel Goldwyn Company)
•“Amreeka” (National Geographic Entertainment)
•“Endgame” (Montery Entertainment)
•“Medicine for Melancholy” (IFC Films)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

•“The Maid” (Elephant Eye Films)
•“Rudo y Cursi” (Sony Pictures Classics)
•“Sin Nombre” (Focus Features)
•“Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•“The Stoning of Soraya M.” (Mpower Pictures)

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

•“Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture Films)
•“Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (Gravitas Ventures)
•“Crude” (First Run Features)
•“Good Hair” (Roadside Attractions)
•“More than a Game” (Lionsgate)
WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

•Alyson Fouse – “Brothers” – Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)
•Hallsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein – “The Office” – Café Disco (NBC)
•Kenny Smith – “The Game” – The Wedding (CW)
•Marc Willmore – “The Simpsons” – The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)
•Saladin Patterson & James Roday – “Psych” – High Top Fade Out (USA Network)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

•Alexander Woo – “True Blood” – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
•Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – “Lincoln Heights” – Home Again (ABC Family)
•Sara Hess – “House” – The Greater Good (FOX)
•Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
•Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Stand By Me (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•Anthony Peckham – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•John Lee Hancock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Tyler Perry – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

•Ali LeRoi – “Everybody Hates Chris” – Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)
•Justin Lin – “Community” – Introduction to Statistics (NBC)
•Ken Whittingham – “30 Rock” – The Funcooker (NBC)
•Michael Shultz – “Drop Dead Diva” – Second Chances (Lifetime)
•Reggie Hudlin – “The Office” – Koi Pond (NBC)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Give Peace a Chance (ABC)
•Edward James Olmos – “Battlestar Galactica” – Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)
•Ernest Dickerson – “Dexter” – Road Kill (Showtime)
•Kevin Sullivan – “Lincoln Heights” – Aftershock (ABC Family)
•Paris Barclay – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” – Coup de Grace (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•F. Gary Gray – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•George Tillman, Jr. – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Scott Sanders – “Black Dynamite” (Apparition)
•Spike Lee – “Passing Strange: The Movie” (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit naacpimageawards.net.

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