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Paparazzi Comedy “Sheriff’s Night” More then a Double Deal at Universal City Walk

January 23, 2011 by  
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Papparazzi Comedy at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, CA.On Thursday, January 20, 2011, the Paparazzi Comedy “Sheriff’s Night” was held from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the world famous. Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, CA.
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The event featured some of Hollywood’s funny comedians including The Big Boss of Comedy “Big Mike” (as the night Headliner), Kristi McHugh (Laugh Factory, Ice House, and Hollywood Improv), Allison Webber, Roxy, Jason Hadley and Special guest Janet Rousseau (actress & comedian, The Division, In the House, Strong Medicine, Sparks, Producer of “Wild N Out Wednesdays”, featured in the movie A Women’s Choice on www,Thirdreel,com by Mekhi Phifer).

As always, the event featured a red carpet where special celebrity guests including some of the comedians were interviewed and photographed. Some of the special personalities and celebrity guests attending were Patty McCall (author of Unmasking the Pain Within & Co-Founder of The Pain Foundation), Lisa Ann Vombrack (writer/actress and co-founder of The Pain Foundation), Nina Potts (celebrity hairstylist), Yvette Morales (publicist), Sonney Valens (actor), Vincent Ward (Comedian), Simply Cookie (Comedian), Malik Barnhardt (Comedian), and Jay Leno who was in front of the venue and was invited to check out the comedians and much more.

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Paparazzi Comedy “Sheriff’s Night” is a fun show featuring different comedians and is also a free show, not to mention that One of the best deals in the tourist area is the Valet parking. For only $3 dollars you can park there and just get validation from the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. The regular parking price is $25.

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Paparazzi Comedy “Sheriff’s Night” is held once a month at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club located at 1000 Universal Blvd. Universal City, CA 91608 (inside Universal City Walk). You more information visit website at http://thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com

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The event is produced by Celebrity Photographer and Comedy Producer Gisele Reberio. Paparazzi Comedy is held at various locations with different themes and the next Paparazzi Comedy “California Gurls” will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Canal Club located at 2025 Pacific Avenue in Venice, California 90291 For more information call 310-823-3878 or visit website at http://www.jamesbeach.com


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CA 46th Assembly District Delegate Election Winners 2011 – 2012

January 12, 2011 by  
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The California 46th Assembly District Delegate Elections were held on Saturday 8 and Sunday, January 9, 2011 at First and Hope 710 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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They are 80 Assembly Districts in CA and 12 people (6 men / 6 women) are elected from each Assembly District.

Here is the list with names and little biography of the 46th Assembly District Delegate Winners:

1. Avygail Sanchez: As a resident of the 46th Assembly District for over 25 years, She have seen the positive and challenging changes in her community. The best results have occurred when the community speaks up, participates, and holds accountable those who represent them. She is an active member of the Greater Los Angeles Area, and committed to the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, its values, and its efforts to improve communities, provide jobs, social services, and foster equality among all people

2. Natalie Rodgers: Is a lifelong Democrat. I am a Navy Veteran and have been an active participant in The Truman Project. She coordinated campaigns for Obama for America out of Michigan. As a downtown resident she wants to work on making the party more accessible to the residents of the inner city and bring awareness to Veteran’s Issues.

3. Pamela Burga: Pamela Burga, is someone who has worked to bring education reform to Los Angeles, she feel it important to have leadership representation that prioritizes improving educational opportunities for all students of all economic backgrounds. Education fundamentally impacts community development, workforce development, and economic stability.

4. Wendy Bruget: Ms. Bruget began her career as a union organizer for the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. A native of Santa Barbara, California, Ms.Bruget is a graduate of University California at Santa Barbara, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Some of her recent accomplishments include: Working with a coalition including The League of California Cities successful passage of Proposition 98. Ms. Bruget is particularly proud of her involvement of the formation of the Baja California Binational Mayors Summit, which emerged from the initial dialogues of the 2008 Border Governors Conference in Los Angeles, California. She also serves on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Los Angeles Political Roast Committee, which is the highest grossing fundraising event for the ADA. Ms. Bruget recently traveled to Hamburg, Germany with a delegation of California environmental leaders to showcase a state of the art waste to energy facility and to meet with German legislative leaders of the German Green Party.

5. Gloria Gasca: She pledges to uphold the democratic values of our district. She will support our leadership’s initiatives and work towards making positive changes in the communities which we serve.

6. Glenda Silva: Working as a public affairs consultant for the last 6 years has helped her understand that transparency by our elected officials and collaboration with their constituents, leads to good and responsible government. In supporting democratic candidates who believe in transparency and who actually engage their stakeholders in the creation and protection of legislation, we can preserve the interests of our community and our democratic values.

“California is the last Great Bastion of the democratic dream. We are the breakwater that is protecting California against the red tide that is sweeping across the nation and is protecting us from being swept into the abyss of the Pacific Ocean. It is from this very room that we are looking for the hope , vision , and leadership that will be the guiding light that will lead us through these difficult times where there is a huge backlash against the ideals of the democratic dream. California Dreaming.” Said Ruben Murillo, 46th Assembly District Delegate Candidate.

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1. George Magallanes: As a lifelong resident of Boyle Heights and a former staff member to Democratic State Senator Tom Hayden, Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg, and currently Deputy District Director for LA Councilman Ed P. Reyes have dedicated his life to serving others. He believe that working together we will be able to shape a government that works for all.

2. *Enrique Gasca: His commitment to public service and education has been long and diverse. He currently serve as the Chair of the 46th Assembly District delegation on the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. His other community activities have included a board membership on the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project and Navidad en el Barrio. As President of Navidad en el Barrio, he was able to increase the annual food basket donation and help an estimated 125,000 individuals have a more joyous holiday season. Since the beginning of 2010, he have served as District Director for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. As Speaker Perez’s principal district representative, his focus has been on solving California’s budget crisis, promoting policies that create high-paying, quality jobs in California and implementing real reforms to state government.

3. Ulisses Sanchez: As a life-long Democrat and resident of the 46th Assembly District, He have been an active community member in working towards improving the quality of life for the families throughout the 46th District, Los Angeles and surrounding cities. From his political activism in working aggressively to elect Democrats in local, state and federal government. He have demonstrated that I have the ability to take on challenging tasks and deliver the results that are needed for the region. He currently serves as the District Representative and Political Director for State Senator Ron Calderon.

4. Eduardo Cisneros: As a life-long Democrat and resident of Southeast Los Angeles County, He is a dedicated member of his community and has worked in various capacities serving it. His career as a public servant includes an internship with Sen. Martha Escutia (Ret.), community-based work in the non-profit sector, and now in the public sector at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). At the LAUSD he serve as a staff member to the Board of Education working on education and education policy.

5. Mark Vargas: He is a lifelong Democrat and a longtime resident of the 46th District. He have had the pleasure to support our Assemblyman, Speaker John Perez since being one of the first to sign his filing papers for his candidacy. He will work to represent the diversity of our beautiful district and to promote ideas that create prosperity while protecting working women and men in California.

6. Azael Sonoqui (Sal Martinez): His friends in the community of Boyle Heights were his from know him as Sal Martinez, in 2001, he was bitten by the civic bug and since then I’ve joined/volunteered closely with local civic groups and law enforcement to provide, instill and equip our residents with the tools to change our quality of life. It’s his pleasure to serve on LAPD as a volunteer, receiving the 2007 OCB volunteer of the Year Award.

*Enrique Gasca was also voted as Executive Board

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About The Democratic Party:

The Democratic Party and its members are responsible for some of our nation’s most important and impactful legislation: Social Security, Medicare, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Most recently, California Democrats played a leading role in helping President Obama pass the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ending the insurance company practice of denying coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions and lowering the cost of health care for millions of Americans.

Democrats are building a healthier future for our state and improving the quality of life for all Californians. We believe our state must make university and community college affordable for today’s working and middle-class families. We believe in rewarding hard work and expanding opportunities for all Californians in order to create stronger and healthier communities. There are more than 7.5 million registered Democrats in California – 44.49 percent of California voters. For more information visit http://www.cadem.org

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Editor’s Note: We want to wish good luck to all the nominees and winners. Also we want to inform you that we contacted some of the winners to quote them for this follow up story but as date of this published story we have not received any response.

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Glee, American Idol Win People’s Choice Awards 2011

January 8, 2011 by  
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Glee, American Idol Wins People’s Choice Awards 2011On Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 Queen Latifah hosted The People’s Choice Awards 2011. The winners were announced in the event held live from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live (downtown Los Angeles) and broadcast from (9:00 to 11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Most of the winners were present to receive their awards and even fans were allowed the opportunity to win prizes and be part of the show experience. Some of the live performances were by Kid Rock, Selena Gomez and the Scene. Elton John made an appearance by presenting an award.

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Complete List of the Winners of People’s Choice Awards 2011.

FAVORITE MOVIE
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
  • Johnny Depp
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
  • Kristen Stewart
FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE
  • Iron Man 2
FAVORITE ACTION STAR
  • Jackie Chan
FAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE
  • Toy Story 3
FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE
  • Grown Ups
FAVORITE COMEDIC STAR
  • Adam Sandler
FAVORITE ON SCREEN TEAM
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
    Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner
FAVORITE MOVIE STAR UNDER 25
  • Zac Efron
FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
FAVORITE TV DRAMA
  • House
FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
  • Hugh Laurie
FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
  • Lisa Edelstein
FAVORITE TV COMEDY
  • Glee
FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
  • Neil Patrick Harris
FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
  • Jane Lynch
FAVORITE COMPETITION SHOW
  • American Idol
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
  • Lie To Me
FAVORITE TV CRIME FIGHTER
  • Tim Roth
    Lie to Me
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
  • Fringe

FAVORITE TALK SHOW HOST

  • Conan O’Brien

FAVORITE TV OBSESSION

  • Dexter

FAVORITE TV GUILTY PLEASURE

  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians

FAVORITE TV GUEST STAR

  • Demi Lovato

Grey’s Anatomy

FAVORITE TV DOCTOR

  • Gregory House

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FAVORITE TV FAMILY

  • The Simpsons

The Simpsons

FAVORITE FAMILY TV MOVIE

  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

FAVORITE TV CHEF

  • Rachael Ray

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA

  • Hawaii Five-O

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY

  • $#*! My Dad Says

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST

  • Eminem

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST

  • Katy Perry

FAVORITE SONG

  • Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna

FAVORITE ROCK BAND

  • Paramore

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST

  • Selena Gomez & the Scene

FAVORITE POP ARTIST

  • Rihanna

FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST

  • Taylor Swift

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST

  • Usher

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • Eminem

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna

FAVORITE ONLINE SENSATION

  • Katy Perry

FAVORITE VIRAL VIDEO STAR

  • “Single Ladies” Devastation



ABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE:
Now in its 37th year, the People’s Choice Awards celebrate fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People’s Choice website at www.PeoplesChoice.com serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture by voting in and creating polls and features an extensive video archive and photo gallery of People’s Choice Awards footage. PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG], which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Queen Latifah was the host of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 and Mark Burnett was the Executive Producer. For more information  visit: at www.PeoplesChoice.comwww.myspace.com/peopleschoiceawards and http://www.peopleschoice.com/trophy2011

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Some photos (C) 2010  & 2011  Courtesy of Gisele Reberio from PartyBy5.com & PRPhotos.com for Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Publications & Getty Images.
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Editor’s Note: We want to congratulate all the winners and nominees and we want to share with all you that while we watched the show and checked for the winners the People’s Choice Awards site was down multiple times because perhaps many people were looking for the winners. Congrats to all.

CA 46th Assembly District Delegate Elections Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 6, 2011 by  
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46th Assembly District Delegates ElectionAre you ready to select your Delegates? They are the ones the represent their district for both the 2011 and 2012 State Conventions, Network with other Democrats, Represent your constituency, Elect Party officers, Promote the California Democratic Party agenda, Endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office and Vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures.


They are 80 Assembly Districts in CA and 12 people (6 men / 6 women) are elected from each Assembly District. The CA 46th Assembly District will held their Delegate Elections on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at First and Hope 710 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Here is the list with names and little biography of the 46th Assembly District Delegate Elections:

ABIOLA AFOLAYA has for the past three years represented public and private sector employees at AFSCME and UNITE HERE! at administrative hearings and contract negotiations. As a woman of color, throughout college and graduate school, Afolayan fought hard for democratic values that make America and California great; for dignity and equality for workers in the workplace; and for creating a sustainable environment. She continues this legacy professionally and plans to continue this legacy as an elected delegate. As a delegate, Afolayan plans to keep her ties with her community by consistently meeting with local leaders about local and global issues affecting her constituency in order to remain effective, grounded and accountable to her community.

DUSTIN BUSS lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles as a small business consultant.  He has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for numerous local, state, and national elections, including Newsom, Brown, and Obama.  Dustin also serves on the Board of Directors for California YMCA Youth & Government, a program that teaches California high school students about the state government processes.  He is an active community member and leader in Downtown Los Angeles and a supporter of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA and the Grand Performances concert series.  Dustin is excited to put his leadership experience and passion for Democratic principles to work as a Delegate for AD46.

FREDY CEJA is an openly HIV positive, gay male, born and raised in Los Angeles. He has served on the California HIV/AIDS Planning Group (CHPG) and Latino Advisory Board (LAB) to the California Office of AIDS. Past professional experience includes working for the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Bienestar Human Services, and Los Angeles Universal Preschool. He currently serves as Field Deputy for California State Senator Gil Cedillo (D-22), focusing on LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Preschool and K-12 education issues. He serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County HIV Commission. He also serves on the board of the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA)-advocating for Latino LGBT rights, serves on the board for The Wall Las Memorias Project, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., and the CSULA Alumni board. Last year, Mr. Ceja was one of the faces for the “Soy” campaign, a partnership between Univision and the Kaiser Family Foundation aimed at reducing the stigma associated with being HIV positive. Mr. Ceja received a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Public Administration from CSULA.

ALIDA GARCIA is an attorney and currently works for Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s Office of Economic & Business Policy, primarily focused in job creation and bringing greater efficiency to our local government. Garcia was the Deputy Director of Latino Vote in California for the Obama campaign, which primarily focused on training Latinos in California and organizing trips for them into the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. For the last two years Garcia volunteered for Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris as the Co-Chair of Young Professionals for Kamala Harris. She also was field director of the Southern California vote protection efforts overseeing a field program of ten counties.

AMBER MARTINEZ is nonprofit professional working & living in downtown Los Angeles, with family who own small businesses downtown & live in Boyle Heights. Martinez currently works as the National Director of Chapter Development for the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting. She remains active in the community, serving on nonprofit boards and working on various progressive candidates’ campaigns, leading the LA chapters of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and New Leaders Council, developing the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs.

RUBEN MURILLO is a life-long resident of Boyle Heights and has been a long time active member of the Democratic Party. Mr. Murillo has had the pleasure of meeting and working on many local, state, and national candidates and issue campaigns. He studied Biology at USC and has been involved in Healthcare ever since. First as volunteer in various candidate campaigns and more directly as an affiliate leader of the Long Beach Chapter of Health Care for All—California’s only grassroots single payer movement that sponsored 2 Senate Bills (SB810 & SB840). Mr. Murillo’s issues are Health Care, Education, and the Environment.

ROBERT ST.GENIS has a diverse background of business, politics and non-profits. St.Genis has owned 2 different California based businesses over his career. He is a licensed Real Estate Agent and was practicing real estate until 2010. St.Genis successfully completed the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Campaign and Candidate Training and the City of Los Angeles Ethics Training in 2009. He recently served as Campaign Manager for Mitch Ward for CA Assembly (53rd) and is currently the Development Director for Friends of Project 10—a non-profit fostering future LGBT leaders and their allies. St.Genis has volunteered on committees for United Negro College Fund, Equality California, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and many others.  He is openly gay, married and HIV positive.


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About The Democratic Party:
The Democratic Party and its members are responsible for some of our nation’s most important and impactful legislation: Social Security, Medicare, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Most recently, California Democrats played a leading role in helping President Obama pass the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ending the insurance company practice of denying coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions and lowering the cost of health care for millions of Americans.
Democrats are building a healthier future for our state and improving the quality of life for all Californians. We believe our state must make university and community college affordable for today’s working and middle-class families. We believe in rewarding hard work and expanding opportunities for all Californians in order to create stronger and healthier communities. There are more than 7.5 million registered Democrats in California – 44.49 percent of California voters. For more information visit http://www.cadem.org
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2011 Grammy Nominees Official Album Set for Release January 25th

January 6, 2011 by  
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53rd Annual Grammy Awards CDThe Grammy Awards are around the corner and The Recording Academy announced on Thursday, January 6, 2010 that The Recording Academy and Jive Records to release the 2011 Grammy Nominees album, this is the 17th edition of the best selling which will included artists and songs of 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees.
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“The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. He continue“With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album.”


The cd will be available for purchase on January 25 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation, those are two charities established by The Recording Academy. For more information and where to buy the cd http://www.2011grammycd.com
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Also Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/JIVE Label Group said “The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year’s best artists and songs from all genres and we’re honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year,” He concluded “In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community.”
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2011 GRAMMY Nominees AlbumTracklist:

1.        CEE LO GREEN “Forget You” Record Of The Year Song Of The Year
2.         B.o.B FEAT. BRUNO MARS “Nothin’ On You” Record Of The Year
3.         KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG “California Gurls” Album Of The Year

4.         LADY GAGA FEAT. BEYONCÉ “Telephone” Album Of The Year
5.         EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA “Love The Way You Lie” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

6.         LADY ANTEBELLUM “Need You Now” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

7.          ARCADEFIRE “Ready To Start” Album Of The Year

8.          ADAM LAMBERT “Whataya Want From Me” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

9.          JOHN MAYER “Half Of My Heart” (with Taylor Swift) Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

10.       MICHAEL BUBLÉ “Haven’t Met You Yet” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

11.        BRUNO MARS “Just The Way You Are” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

12.       MICHAEL JACKSON “This Is It” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

13.       RAY LAMONTAGNE and the PARIAH DOGS “Beg Steal Or Borrow” Song Of The Year

14.      MIRANDA LAMBERT “The House That Built Me” Song Of The Year

15.        SADE “Babyfather” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

16.       PARAMORE “The Only Exception” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

17.       TRAIN “Hey, Soul Sister” (Live) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

18.       MAROON 5 “Misery” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

19.       GLEE CAST “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
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About The Recording Academy Was established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

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About Jive Records Jive Records is a record label within the JIVE Label Group.  The label represents a varied group of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Usher (LaFace), Tool (Volcano), Ciara (LaFace), P!nk (LaFace), Britney Spears, OutKast (LaFace), Kirk Franklin (Verity), The Days Grace, T-Pain, Marvin Sapp (Verity), Jordan Sparks, JLS, Bullet For My Valentine, Buddy Guy, Anthony Hamilton and more. JIVE Label Group is a unit of Sony Music Entertainment. Sources: The Recording Academy Press Room & Hollywood Events Examiner
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State of California New Laws of 2011

January 1, 2011 by  
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State of California New Laws 2011Welcome to the Golden State.
As you may be aware each year the State of CA makes new law effective the 1st of the year. This year was no exception and see some of the new laws the are effective January 1, 2011.Wireless from AT&T


Hoa Quách from La Mesa Patch reports and highlights some of the laws with a description of what they are:
  • AB 119 – prevents insurance companies from charging different rates for men and women for identical coverage.
  • SB 782 – prevents landlords from evicting tenants who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse or stalking.
  • AB 1844— informally known as Chelsea’s Law and authored by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher—will increase penalties, parole provisions and oversight of sex offenders, including a “one-strike, life-without-parole penalty” for some. 
  • AB 1871 – allows people to lease out their cars when they are not being used—alleviating the need to purchase additional insurance.
  • AB 537 – will make food stamps an acceptable form of payment at farmers markets through an EBT process.
  • SB 1411 makes it a misdemeanor to maliciously impersonate someone via a social media outlet or through e-mails.
  • SB 1317 –  allows the state to slap parents with a $2,000 fine if their K-8 child misses more than 10 percent of the school year without a valid excuse. It also allows the state to punish parents with up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor.
  • AB 715 – makes a change to the California Green Building Standards code. The change will require new California buildings to be energy efficient.
  • SB 1449 – makes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana an infraction with a penalty of a $100 fine.
  • AB 12 – allows foster youth to acquire state services until the age of 21.
  • SB 1399 – allows California to medically parole state prison inmates with physical incapacitating conditions and ultimately shifts some of the cost of care to the federal government.
  • AB 97 – bans the use of trans-fats in food facilities.
New Laws Report is a list of all bills enacted in a calendar year during the Regular Session of the Legislature. The list identifies the bill and chapter number, lead author, and the subject of the measure. All bills on the list become effective on January 1 following the year of enactment, unless otherwise noted.
For complete the complete list which are 725 new laws please click to download them at: StateofCANewLaws2011



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Note: AB = Assembly Bill        SB = Senate Bill
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Diversity News Magazine & Maryam Talk Radio from KLAS FM Official Media Partners

December 19, 2010 by  
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Maryam Talk Radio on KLAS FM 89.7Diversity News Publications PR announced on Sunday, December 19, 2010 that Diversity News Magazine on the net at (http://www.diversitynewspublications.com) and Maryam Talk Radio from KLAS FM are now official media partners.
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“I am very proud, happy and excited to be partners with such a well known and established company and very honored to be partners with Diversity News Publications.” Said Maryam Shepardson, Maryam Talk Radio Host. She continue “I decided to become partners with Diversity News Magazine mainly because I really enjoy reading up on Diversity’s latest news and breaking story’s from the magazine.”


Diversity News Publications it is very selected whom they want to be affiliated but after researching and thinking about their readership interests and by putting them first, partnership with Maryam Talk Radio of KLAS FM the is another benefit for the current loyal readers of the online consumer news magazine.
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“I think it will benefit both of us because we are able to connect both our audience and listeners with one another and reach a lot of variety of different styles genre’s  of people.” Concluded Ms. Shepardson.

Maryam with Eric Zuley“I am very excited to officially welcome Maryam Talk Radio from KLAS FM, especially their host Maryam Shepardson to the Diversity News Publications Media Networks.” Said Esteban Steven Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief from Diversity News Magazine. He added “ I have to agree with her that with this new partnership we both are going to benefit and most important our audience and the is a win situation.”

Diversity News Publications also controls and operates other online sites such as: “Diversity News Hollywood”, “Diversity News Online” and “Diversity News Los Angeles”. Many of our photos and articles get reposted on the above mention publications.

“I hope this business partnership will last for many years to come and we hope to work hard to help each other media outlets and become the best of the west.” Concluded Mr. Escobar.


On Air with MaryamAbout Maryam Shepardson:
Maryam Shepardson grew up as a small city country girl from Montgomery Alabama. Always knowing that she wanted to be involved in the entertainment business. She started as a singer for 7 years. She had managers etc.. but nothing ever fell threw successfully so she decided to switch over to radio and become a radio personality. She moved to Vegas 12 years ago with her father who convinced her to travel over to Los Angeles where she found a job at Klasfm.com 89.7 on the American Radio Network in Hollywood, California. She have been with the company now for almost 2 years 22 months. She  always wanted to be a celebrity one day but slowly realized in reality it is not that simple so now I just stay in the limelight as much as possible to get recognition in my field as a radio Personality. She still love singing it has always been her first love maybe later on she hope to continue and re pursue it again in the near future. Maryam loves doing radio and networking with industry professionals. She is a single mom and have a beautiful 10year old daughter who loves the industry just as much as her mom.
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Her daughter is always singing around the house and that is motivation for Maryam to keep moving on in life and to become successful. She knows it is a process and you must go threw steps and levels to become more known in the industry. She is aware that it takes alot of time, patience and connecting with the right people. Maryam will not loose sight of that and will keep moving forward everyday. For more information about Maryam visit http://www.maryamtalkradio.com or http://www.maryamatklasfm.com


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About Diversity News Magazine:
Is a consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform their Diverse community world wide and focusing in local, nation and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and more importantly newsworthy items that would be of interest to our Diverse cultures affecting their specific town and the Diverse World.


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About Diversity News Publications:
Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a media and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. For information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com & http://www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com/
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Sharon Tay from KCBS/KCAL-TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser

December 18, 2010 by  
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Sharon Tay from KCBS/KCAL-TVOn Thursday, December 16, 2010 News Anchor Sharon Tay from KCBS 2/KCAL 9 Los Angeles -TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser. The event was held at La Bodeguita de Pico located at 5047 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Other people the attended the event were: Dante Basco And Lina So, Gabriel Tang, Fashion Guru Haus of M,  Grey Damon And Jack BriggsJaimie Hilfiger, Sanaz Abdi, Grey Damon and Jessica Rizo.


About Sharon Tay:

Sharon Tay (born October 15, 1966) is an Asian American journalist and former host of two programs on the MSNBC network[1][2].
Sharon Tay was born in Singapore and emigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her family settled in Connecticut for several years before relocating to the Philippines. She spent hersophomore year at the International School and then returned to the United States to complete her high-school education in Massachusetts. Sharon Tay attended Boston University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in International Relations[1].

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Sharon Tay’s first big break came in Boston, where she anchored, wrote and produced a weekend news show for a local cable station. In 1993, KCCN-TV, now KION in Salinas, California, hired Sharon Tay for special investigative reports. Soon thereafter, Tribune Broadcastingrecruited Sharon Tay for its KTLA-5 Los Angeles staff as a general assignment reporter. She went on to become a weekend anchor and, ultimately, an anchor for the early morning edition of the news[1].
Sharon Tay left KTLA in December 2004 in order to pursue opportunities at MSNBC. Her hosting duties at MSNBC included stints at “MSNBC at the Movies” and “MSNBC Entertainment Hot List”, where she either hosted or co-hosted the show[2]. Those shows were cancelled and, for a time, she was off the air completely, most likely waiting out her contract. However, Sharon Tay was seen on several episodes of KTTV‘s Fox 11 weekend entertainment show “That’s So Hollywood” and on NBC‘s drama Las Vegas as a news reporter. Sharon Tay is currently working for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, where she anchors on KCAL 9 weeknights at 8pm and 10pm[1].

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In 2004 Sharon Tay posed for a sexy pictorial for the now defunct Razor Magazine[3][4].
Sharon Tay is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Sharon Tay is the official spokeswoman for The Directors Edge, a product line of Romar Entertainment, Inc. Sharon has also appeared in several movies as a reporter, including an appearance in Independence Day and Eagle Eye.


Sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Editor’s Note: We are honor to feature our Colleague Sharon Tay and we wish her the best in life.

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Photos (C) 2010 & courtesy of Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications media partner Allen Berezovsky from Star Pics Today & Photographer for PR Photos.
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Mark Valinsky, Actor Producer Interviewed On Millionaire Mindset; Being An Entrepreneur

December 17, 2010 by  
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Dr. Mark ValinskyOn Friday, December 17, 2010 Prestige Image PR announced that Dr. Mark Valinsky, doctor, actor, producer, photographer, author, black belt and more, was interviewed on the HealthyLife.Net Radio Network show “The Millionaire Mindset” by creator Jim DeCicco. The topic, “Entrepreneurship – Focusing and Branding Your Creativity”. The radio interview was done on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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During the live interview Jim asked Mark Valinsky how as a multi-talented entrepreneur you can stay focused in multiple careers, properly brand yourself and communicate to your public without confusion.

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To listen to the online radio interview go to: http://view.liveindexer.com/ViewIndexSessionSLAO.aspx?backTo=ViewEvents&indexSessionSKU=kJmzT8A4PFcm%2bwX7WfVGcA%3d%3d&origin=ViewCategories&siteSKU=a9zxHN90HbiGCCKkIudBVg%3d%3d&categorySKUs=ZSRioyaN3r/zr45dNmNaeg%3d%3d&categorySearch=categoryAll&

Jim DeCicco is the show’s creator and host www.mm4artists.com who also has a creative career which includes being an award winning musician, music producer, and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. Jim’s creative work has garnered over a dozen industry awards for independent artist production in addition to studio work with many well known recording artists. Jim’s unique combination of metaphysics, simple business techniques and “street sense” has inspired hundreds of artists and professionals into greater success in not only art, but also in their finances, their relationships and their health.


In 2005, the HealthyLife.Net Radio reached an audience size of 8,522,455 listeners. HealthyLife.Net continues to grow in worldwide audience to 108 countries and now reaches 1,240 cities in all 50 U.S. states in America. HealthyLife.net is syndicated to 52 channels of distribution and simulcast 24/7.

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“A creative artist while in medical school Mark helped institute and develop the video teaching lab where he was a producer, cameraman and editor on 12 teaching videos. In the years following his graduation in his career as a surgical podiatrist, Mark helped advance many of the philosophies and techniques of Minimal Incision (Minimal Traumatic) surgery as applied to the foot far before it was popular and has 8 published researched papers. He has also traveled throughout the United States and the world lecturing, including to Madrid, Spain and five visits to the People’s Republic of China.” Wrote Olga Lindsay on Mark Valinsky IMDB.

Something was missing and Mark wanting more out of the rest of his life so he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion of producing, acting and photography.

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Mark ValinskyOnce while talking with Tom Cruise, Tom asked Mark why he would give up being a successful doctor and switch careers to act and produce, Mark’s answer to Tom, “You’re having too much fun without me”.

With a great respect for classic Hollywood Mark is interested in all aspects of the film and television industry. Mark brings to the entertainment field a certain degree of professionalism and determination along with a good mixture of mid west friendliness, dependability and ethics combined with a proper dose of East Coast aggressiveness, plus a natural pursuit of determined excellence to get things done.


Because of their accomplishments in many fields, Mark points out his respect and admiration for people like Clint Eastwood well known and respected for his many diverse talents – politician, composer, musician, film director, producer, and actor.

Mark has initiated Valinsky Media Group http://www.ValinskyMediaGroup.com who has a number of divisions integrated in performing professional services in Public Relations and Marketingfor select clients, involved in the Entertainment Business as well as the financing and production of films.”

While many believe a secret to success is to do one thing well, Mark Valinsky feels you can also be successful by doing the many things you are passionate about and doing them well. The statement “A jack of all trades, a master of none.” really doesn’t always apply, nor should it.

Mark Valinsky at the Golden Globes Awards

 

He uses a few examples and states: “Can you imagine what would have happened if someone convinced Leonardo di Vinci that “Leonardo, maybe you should just paint and forgot about all these other crazy ideas that pop into your head.”

Or to Thomas Edison, considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, “You know Tom, the phonograph was enough.” Or to Clint Eastwood; “Clint I like your acting, Why don’t you forget about your production company, music composing and directing? You’ll never win an Academy Award if you try too many things.”
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About Mark Valinsky:
Mark Valinsky, legal name Mark Steven Valinsky is the eldest of 6 children was born in Chicago, Illinois to Harry and Beckie Valinsky. When he was 5 years old his family moved back to his parent’s hometown of Rochester, New York where he was raised. While back in high school Mark produced a number of events, and would also act and make films with his friends, but his love for imagery creation came about from a visit to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT where he first met and was shown the research lab of the world famous, Professor Harold Edgerton, who did pioneering research in stroboscopic (stop action) photography (the bullet through the apple and playing card).

Mark went off to college at Ohio State University, later to S.U. N.Y. at Buffalo, and finally back to Chicago, Illinois to earn a Bachelors of Science degree and Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from The Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.
During and shortly after podiatry school, Mark photographed the live concert performances of such Classic Rock and Roll bands as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles and others, and has photographed many celebrities on the red carpet and at other prestigious events. To find photos and more information visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1828054, www.MarkValinsky.comwww.MarkValinskyPhotography.comwww.ClassicRockPhotography.comwww.HeadshotExpert.comwww.ValinskyMediaGroup.com;www.WithoutAVoiceTheMovie.com;  and www.SudanHope.org.
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To book Mark contact Sherill Whisenand from Prestige Image PR & Wise Connections LLC  Tel#310-383-7898 or email to: pr@PrestigeImagePR.com
For more information visit: http://www.PrestigeImagePR.com


Sources: IMDB and Prestige Image Public Relations
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Editor’s Note: Dr. Mark Valinsky, doctor, actor, producer, photographer, author is a regular contributor to Diversity News Magazine and our other online publications. He contribute photos and is a media/pr consultant for us. We want to thanks and wish him the best.

Diddy, Hollywood Album Release Party For “Last Train To Paris”

December 17, 2010 by  
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DiddyOn Thursday, December 16, 2010 it was held the official Sean John Combs “Diddy”, Hollywood Album Release Party For “Last Train To Paris” at Supperclub Los Angeles.

Diddy’s album “Last Train to Paris” (features Dirty Money, a group consisting of Dawn Richards, formerly of Danity Kane, and singer-songwriter Kalenna Harper, who perform on the album alongside a total of sixteen guest vocals from the likes of Grace Jones and Usher from Interscope Records).


Supperclub Los Angeles is located at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90028. Some of the celebrities the came to support and celebrate Diddy’s Album release were Ciara, Dijon Talton, Ray J, Meagan Good, Eugenaw Washington, Kelly Price and Saleisha Stowers.

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About Sean John Combs AKA Diddy:
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]), currently known by his stage name Diddy, is an American record producer, rapper, actor, and men’s fashion designer. He has won threeGrammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award.
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He was originally known as Puff Daddy and then as P. Diddy (Puff and Puffy being often used as a nickname, but never as recording names). In August 2005, he changed his stage name to “Diddy”. He continues to use the name P. Diddy in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the latter after a legal battle with another artist, Richard “Diddy” Dearlove.[2] In June 2008 Combs’ representative denied rumors of another name change.[3]


His business interests under the umbrella of Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide include Bad Boy Records; the clothing lines Sean JohnSean by Sean Combs; a movie production company; and two restaurants. He has taken the roles of recording executive, performer, producer of MTV’s Making the Band, writer, arranger, clothing designer, and Broadway actor. Combs’ net worth was estimated at US $346 million in 2006.[4]

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About Supperclub Los Angeles:
Built in 1934, the 13,500 square foot historic Vogue Theater has transformed into supperclub los angeles, offering a multi-sensory experience in a city that defines world-class cuisine and nightlife. supperclub los angeles is a multi-purpose dining and nightlife venue featuring a stunning bar lounge and ultra-modern amphitheater as the main dining room. With a constantly evolving menu and entertainment, supperclub los angeles is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. supperclub los angeles is part of a privately held international hospitality and entertainment company headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, that includes supperclub restaurants, music, spirits, and other related businesses. Slated to open in Fall 2010, supperclub los angeles is the sixth in an international family of supperclub restaurants, from the original in Amsterdam in 1990 to locations in Istanbul, London, Singapore and San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.supperclub.com
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Sources: Wikipedia
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Editor’s Note: Photos courtesy of Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications media partner Allen Berezovsky from Star Pics Today.
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