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Samira Chatila Wins Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 & Maria Amor Birthday Gala Benefiting Exotifit for Humanity

Samira Chatila Wins DNM cover page June 2011It took about 3 months for Exotifit International Inc to put together a beauty pageant competition for the first time ever. The event was held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA from 6 pm to 2am. The set up crew were the first to arrive at the Ballroom C&D at Universal Hilton located next to the famous Universal Studios.
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During the event they featured 5 red carpets with about 100 media outlet representatives and close to 1000 guests. Some of the sponsors were also able to display items for the silent auction that was held during the show.
“I want to thank every single beautiful people who came and graced our event. It was a tremendous success, we are still in euphoric state! We will send out our thank you’s in the following days. I want you to know that we at Exotifit always recognize those who support and help us. We love you and more to come from Exotifit!” Said Maria Amor, Event Producer.
The Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 judges, some sponsors and celebrities arrived in a limo where they were interviewed and photographed on the red carpet. Something different was that on the event media wall there were most of the sponsor’s logos and some celebrities’ images. The event emcees were Anne Judson-Yager & Jesse Jam Miranda, who kept the audience entertained during the entire show.

“Thank you Maria and Exotifit, All the Pageants, the media, my friends, Edy and the supporters. I really love you all. It’s a dream come true”. Said Samira Kazemeni Ms. Exoti Lady World Pageant 2011 Winner.
The show’s rundown was as follows. First the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 opened the night with a special dance performance, and then Shane Atoms, top 90 contestant from American Idol season 10 and The Exoti-Angels took the stage and performed a couple of hit songs. The contestants came back on stage to compete in the swimsuit competition. The judges were introduced and then event producer Maria Amor spoke at the event and introduced author Jeraldine Saunders as the event’s guest speaker. Then Exoti-Lady returned to compete in the fashion wear competition, followed by a special performance by Justin Chase. After Justin Chase, the contestants returned to compete in the evening gown competition. Justin Chase was back to serenade the candidates. Special awards were presented to the candidates and finally the winner of Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 was announced. After the pageant was over, guests were invited to stay to join the after party which celebrated the event, including Maria Amor’s 29th birthday.
“Thank you so much for all the Birthday shout-outs!!! I had the perfect birthday celebration with my Exoti-Ladies, my Angels and Goddesses, Exoti-Family, Exoti-Friends, Exoti-Sponsors, Exoti-Media Partners and Exoti-Guests! I couldn’t ask for more except I miss my family in the Philippines”. Concluded Ms. Amor.

It started with 14 candidates, but 11 finalists made it to the finals and the following ladies made to the final show: Christine Ames (Ms. Exoti-Lady USA), Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines), Lucie Volotzky (Ms. Exoti-Lady Canada), Marie Bogacz (Ms. Exoti-Lady El Salvador), Monica Farah (Ms. Exoti-Lady Hungary), Elena Berman (Ms. Exoti-Lady Ukraine), Samira Chatila (Ms. Exoti-Lady Iran), Nikki Storm (Ms. Exoti-Lady Washington USA), Mercy Alpert (Ms. Exoti-Lady Malasia), Laura Villescaz (Ms. Exoti-Lady Mexico) and Soraya Fallah (Ms. Exoti-Lady Kurdistan).
“Last night was an incredible experience. Congratulations to all of the beautiful women of the Ms. Exoti=Lady world, The birthday queen Maria Amor, and every single person who made the pageant possible including our wonderful family and friends who came to support”, said former candidate Ms. Kurdistan Soraya Fallah.
The 1st place prize went to Samira Chatila who won the crown and official title of Ms Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011, the first runner up was Mercy Alpert (Ms. Exoti-Lady Malasia) and 2nd place went to Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines).
Special awards were handed out to Marie Bogacz (Ms. Exoti-Lady El Salvador) for Ms. Exoti-Congeniality, Samira Chatila (Ms. Exoti-Lady Iran) for People’ Choice Award and ), and Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines) for Exoti-Supermodel.
The gold sponsors were Ingrid’s Café, Cesar’s Photography, Marina Berberyan, Ninet Ghookassian, Tarzana Cosmetic & Wellness Center (Dr. Kamran Safvati), Shekhar Rehate, Eleite Team Services Inc and Crystal Heelz. The silver sponsors were Parris Harris, D’Nasip, The Law offices of Jeffrey Jackson, Pinhi Golf, D’Moiselle Couture, Tatyana Peter. Bronze sponsors Sumthin’sweet creations, Casablanca Pro-Sound & Lighting, G&B Fashion Accessories, Nora Demirijian, Bizarre Make-Up by Gayane Martirosyan, AMG Consulting Group Inc, Hayavi Live International DJ & Dancers and Wanda Patterson (The Image Maker).
Some of the media sponsors  were Diversity News Magazine, Model Vanity Magazine, ModelforUS, Manila-US Times, Close-Up, Biz Mag, Palos Verdes TV, Rick Girl Production and Philippine Press (PPP).

Some of the pageant judges were: Sabrina Parisi, Wanda Patterson, Larry D Eudine, Esteban Steven Escobar (our magazine editor), Jeffrey C Jackson, Pamela Asobo Anchang and Jarvee E. Hutcherson.
“The program was well organized. The sheer amount of detailed work going into this pageant and the success of its outcome is reason to celebrate. I think future event planners need to learn from the team of creative minds who worked so tirelessly to make this pageant what it was” said Cklara Moradian.
She concluded, “I was moved while being entertained. The Exoti-ladies blew everyone away. To torture a cliche, I was truly inspired. If at the age of 40, I have the strength, courage, and gorgeous body of the women of the Exoti-World pageant, I will feel like a queen. It has motivated me to work on my health and get into a better shape so that one day I can inspire other young women and encourage them to take care of themselves. Maria Amor is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit and I am honored to have met her.”
The celebrities and personalities who attended the event were: Jeraldine Saunders (The Love Boat Creator, Book author),  Jack Jones (Legendary award winning Artist), Steve Railsback (Actor), Jimmy Morian (Producer), Larry D. Eudine (Actor), Dina BarEl (Fashion Designer), Fawn (Recording Artist),  Exoti-Angels & Goddesses (Performers), Ali Dean (The Unit), Tatyana Peter (Celebrity Couturier), Johnny V (Actor/Host), Sam Sarpong (Model), Chris Getz (Baseball Player), Ernie Singleton (Personality), Rebecca Whitman (Actress), Harmony Blossom (Model), Gregory Hatanaka (Producer Director, Distributor), Wonna De Jong  (Producer, Investor), Heidi Fiamengo (Fashion Designer), Chelsea Autumn (TV Personality from Bravo’s Millionaire Match), John Palisano (Film Maker/Musician), Ingrid Bedrosian (Celebrity Chef & owner of Ingrid’s Cafe Chef), Thushari Jayasekera (Outsourced), Bogdan Szumilas (Producer, actor, talent manager), Noa G (Fashion Designer), Hollywood Men (Models), Mirriam Chui (Beauty Queen), Mike Torchia (Fitness Celebrity), Anoush Sadegh (Host) and Michelle Andria (Singer), Em Roberts (Exotifit For Humanity), Eva Barry (Exotifit For Humanity) and Amber Rice (Exotifit For Humanity). Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 event was directed by Maria Amor and produced by Exotifit by Maria Amor.
Our own Esteban Steven Escobar was one of the pageant judges and our sister company Diversity News Magazine with our parent company were media sponsors.


About Exotifit for Humanity: Founded in 2011, Is a 501(c)(3) non organization to help promote health, fitness, wellness, beauty and arts to underprivileged women, children as well the disabled. For more information visithttp://exotifitforhumanity.org/ or exotifit.com

About Maria Amor:
Maria Amor is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Aerobics Intructor, DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, a Paint Artist and Entrepreneur. Maria Amor is also the Founder and President of Exotifit for Humanity, Founder/CEO of Exotifit and President of MLT Enterprises. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com/mariaamor.html

About Exotifit:
“It’s the sexiest workout ever”, says Maria Amor, founder of Exotifit, which blends diverse styles of musical dance with an invigorating soundtrack that gets you dancing to the rhythm. It’s far from a boring and unmotivating workout; it’s sexy. Exotifil is taught by Maria and some of her ExotiAngels, a
sister group comprised of some students and teachers who also perform at large functions and conventions such as the California Gift show and LA Fitness Expo.
Exotifit offers classes in groups or via private tutelage and also offers teacher certification for those interested in teaching Exotifit classes. Maria Amors’ Exotifit isn’t just a sexy and affordable workout for adults, but it’s a fun and energetic routine for children as well. Dances featured are African, salsa, chacha, tango, belly-dancing and many more. If you are looking for a fun, motivating workout, rush to your local fitness center for an Exotifit. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com

Photos credit to: Travis Jourdain from 5 Minutes Photos, Nelson Shen & Stella Gomez

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Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com
Congratulations to Samira Chatila for winning the crown and title of Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011. We want to wish her the best luck as the pageant carrier.

Shine On 2 Hollywood Music Showcase; The Hottest Event Of The Summer, Benefits Hope 4 Children

July 18, 2010 by  
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Shine On 2 Hollywood Music Showcase "Artits Meet The Industry"The hot heat did not stop people from coming to the hottest event of the summer, “Shine On 2.”

Shine On 2 Hollywood: A Music Showcase;”Artists Meet The Industry” Benefiting Hope 4 Children was held on July 15, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Celebrity Center in Hollywood, CA.

“Arnold G is extremely passionate about his business and, seems quite sincere in helping seasoned talent reach new heights in their careers! The powerful cast of music and film industry professionals assembled for SHINE ON 2 will certainly help set the stage for some powerful breakthrough moments!” said Pixie Monroe, Casting Director Film and Television.

The guests started to arrive 2 hours before the show and lined up to check in and get escorted to the seating area. Media/press and photographers arrived at the same time, they signed in, got their media badges, and were escorted to their assigned areas to start taking photos of the VIP’s, artists, panelists and event production team.

“I have tremendous respect for Shine On Host, Gary Spears: As a host, performer, radio personality and long-time friend. Gary’s been a dedicated friend and has served as the co-host on one of my passion projects, a radio podcast entitled; “Casting Hope” for the past several years. He’s also been cast in numerous film and television projects since leaving mainstream radio and definitely always displays a high level of energy, humor and professionalism in his works”. Ms. Monroe concluded.
Arnold G’s dancers opened the show, then host Gary Spears welcomed everyone to the event before he introduced the panelists. He showed Arnold G’s Shine On 2 message video, then he introduced the industry panelists Alex Cortez (AYRE Entertainment, Warner Brothers), Kevin McDowell (AEG & AEG Live), Allan Rich (Academy awardee, Grammy/Golden Globe nominee, music writer), Tony Sweet (radio personality at On Air With Tony Sweet, LA Talk Radio), Michael Kelly (record producer, Universal Music), Javelyn Jav (music producer, X-It Rite Records), Robby Martinez (musician, conductor, composer and performer), Asha Puthli (legendary Jazz & Soul singer & former recording artist for record labels EMI, CBS, Sony and RCA) and Arnold G (Recording artist, founder of Shine On, Bring It On, A&G Records & A&G Entertainment Productions). “I loved the event. It was two times better than Shine On 1 and if you always have an event like that one, it will be one of the best showcases ever. I was never bored. All the acts were great.” said Buddy Sampson, Publisher, The Scoop LA Newspaper.  He continue “Gary Spears was excellent! He added a professional dimension to the show, like Dick Clark. Bring him back. Shine On 2 It was awesome.” The first artists introduced by host Gary Spears to Shine On in front of the panelists were Kasey Iaeger who sang (Givin’ Up On You and Can’t Give Into This), and then Zedakiah Koterba who sang (Eye Of The Tiger and You’ve Get A Friend). Brooke Williams sang (I’m Back and Turns My Mind), American boy Justin Chase performed and sang (Fireplace, Finally and Don’t Give Up), and Sail by the Stars who came from Florida sang (I Wish I May, Icebergs Are For Penguins and If My Room Were a Rocketship). “I had an amazing time hosting Shine On 2. It was my first time hosting since leaving radio 3 years ago, so I had to wear diapers! LOL=laugh out loud. Seriously, this is a wonderful grass roots event that has legs so look for more in the future!” said Radio Personality, host & actor.  He added “If given the opportunity, I would host a garage sale but yes to Shine On 3! And Bring It On!” An intermission of 10 minutes was held and then Shine On 2 host Gary Spears welcomed everyone back and introduced the only Asian American to perform, Michael Walker, who sang (Cooler Than Me and We Can Do It). American Dreamz The Movie actress and singer Jael Gadsden took the stage and she sang (Drink the Water and All I need). Jarid Williams performed and sang the song requested by his fans(Can We Talk, Birthday song for the mother of one of his fans, and For All We Know); Latonius Earl returned by popular demand and he sang (Mya Song and So High); George Hodos sang (This is Love and Just A Man), and the last artist who blew the stage with her choreography and dancers was KingQueen who sang (U Make Me (LOL) and Man’s World. After each artist performed, host Gary Spears asked them some questions about their music. macys.com 07/25/2010 “I Loved the stage, loved the lightning. Everything went smooth and fast. Everyone that I met that worked on “the set” was very professional and knew what every ones name was, which means they took their time to know who is playing their venue. Also liked the fact that there was constant communication going on almost every day before the actual gig which took away a lot of stress.” said KingQueen, artist. She added “I liked every venue I have performed at. People have always been very humble to me so I don’t have a favorite place because I love every venue I play since it’s my life, it’s what I love. But my two favorites were Avalon and the one at the Celebrity Centre with Shine On 2, mostly because of the size of the stage and the sound system!” She continue “Absolutely, I saw artists I would have never seen before if it wasn’t for Shine On 2, which made me realize I have to step up even more because there is some great talent out there. And in the end of the day, watching other artists as a artist is to enjoy, watch, learn and go to improve yourself.” “The losers get fed to the crocodiles! I like to think of a host as one who is more background that forefront….remember it’s all about the talent! I’d like to see the one who gets the best score be given his/her/their concert at a local venue with industry types invited. These kids work their butts off and deserve to be heard!” concluded Mr. Spears. Per A&G Entertainment Productions, the event was sold out and there were more than 400 guests that came to support their favorite artist. Gary Spears introduced The Dance Diva that closed the show and this was Cynthia Manley. With her electric energy she performed her new single “Give” and she brought on stage all the artists including event executive producer Arnold G and non profit organization Hope 4 Children beneficiary Grace Walker. Host Gary Spears again thanked the panelists and mentioned that the Shine On 2 score sheet will be available in one week. He went ahead and thanked event supporters, Gabriel Escamilla (fashion designer) & Parris Harris (stage manager and fashion coordinator). He also thanked the venue Celebrity Center and Hope 4 Children founder Grace Walker. “It’s worthy showcase because you as a artist want to (should want to) perform everywhere from a small bar to a huge charity event.. If this is what you love then of course it’s worth there. A showcase reaches out to people that normally wouldn’t go to a club to see you perform because it’s too late, or not their thing. It’s a great way to expand your fan base.” Concluded KingQueen. Some of the talent and VIPs that attended the event were Vairon Perez, Janet Luna, Coreen Troche, Beatriz Vasquez, Ryan Ray, Alex Varden, David Harrison Levi, Dr. John Carvalho, Emily Morrow, Salvador Corona, Patrice Ryan, Monet Lu, Tom Emberson, Maria Amor, Nikki Gill, Pixie Monroe, Robin Sargent, Sonny Madera, Irene Soderberg, Dan Norris, Marco Tricca, Yari Paris, Tina Nguyen, Joseph Quinto and Stella Gomez. “I love performing I’m very comfortable doing it! I had an absolute great time performing amongst so many talented artists.” said Latonius J. Earl, Artists.  He continue “The quality of performers definitely changed for the better. Everyone was on top of their game. As far as doing anything different, Nothing, except changed my outfit. I just ask God for direction and I go with the flow.” Napster, LLC About Shine On: This is a unique grassroots music showcase, that is not your typical venue. It is specifically designed for the unsigned indie artist, band and musician with two stages where the best local unsigned indie artists are able to showcase their talents in the Hip Hop, R&B, Urban, Rock and Dance categories, in front of conference attendees and a panel of music industry experts to gain maximum exposure at a minimal cost. For more information visit http://www.agentertainmentproductions.com Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC “I actually believe this event changed my life. I went in with the mindset that things will be different after this and surely when it was all over I noticed that Latonius as a person/ entertainer was different. I’ll never be the same. Shine On is definitely Worthy!” Mr. Earl concluded. The media and photographers that covered the event were Wake Up TV, Diversity News TV, The Scoop LA Newspaper, Diversity News Magazine, Examiner.com, Stickam TV, Celebrity Service, Asian Journal, Gimmick City, Glendale News Press (Los Angeles Times), Philippines Times, The Photographer 007, Daniela Hubbard Photography, Jeff Knight Photography, Hope 4 Children and Artisfactions. Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

Photos courtesy of Bernard Hindson, The Photographer 007, Daniela Hubbard from http://www.Danielahubbard.com,  Jeff Knight of JeffKnightphotography.com & Tracy Saunders of
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Latonius Earl and Justin Chase perform at Club Inspire U grand opening

April 18, 2010 by  
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latoniousjustinOn April 17, 2010 Club Inspire U opened at Cobra Nightclub in North Hollywood, CA. The event was held from 6pm to 9pm. The show was introduced and opened by Kris Searle (creator of Club Inspire U and Inspire U Records), who also performed.
“I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to you for a wonderful evening, I left uplifted and truly “Inspired”, each artist/speaker poured their heart into every word and you could feel it.” said Joyce Licorish, singer and actress. She concluded “What an amazing thing you have started. I look forward to working with you in the near future.”

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Also Jesschelle, Justin Chase, Stuart Guest, Latonius Earl, Terence Jay performed. Christina Aldana, a former top 5 contestant from Local Celebrity Los Angeles 2010, was scheduled to perform but was unable to do so due to a contract commitment. As per event organizers, she will be performing at the next event.

Sarah Culberson and La Tasha Roberts (Inspirational Speakers) shared “A Princess Found”, and “Delotshewit – Life Sentence”, their stories behind their talent, life experiences and how they were inspired to continue pursuing their dreams.
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Some of the celebrities and personalities who attended the event were Fawn, Joyce Licorish, Eric Rowe, John Carvalho, Tom Tangen and Andre Agazaryan.

The event was hosted by U Records and produced by Kris Seale, Rich Williams and Robert Burgener.

The event organizers announced that 20% of the proceeds from this event and any other Inspire U event go to The American Cancer Society. As per event organizers, a couple of hundred people attended the event and raised $75.20 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Save $465 Pkg (300x250)

 

About Club Inspire U: Created to inspire independent minds in a safe environment where no one judges you and nothing is turned away. Come here to be touched, moved, supported, and enlightened. For more information you can visit http://www.clubinspireu.com and http://www.inspireurecords.com

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

Week 5 European pop singer and performer Paul Bradley performs at Local Celebrity Los Angeles

February 25, 2010 by  
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localcelebritylaweek5California Talent brought to you Local Celebrity LA week 5 and the week theme was Motown. As usual, interviews on the red carpet were done by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV of all contestants, judges, the guest artist of the night and the producers of Pooltime The Movie.

The event was promoted for over two weeks to bring in a new special guest judge, Javelyn Jav. However, due to a family emergency, she was not able to attend. But the show must go on, and event organizers gave all their moral support to Ms. Jav.
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The contestants who performed live were, Nate Gaines: Aint’ To Proud To Beg, by the Temptations, Jonathan Hernandez: Cruzin, by Smokey Robinson, Leah Turner: (who opened New Years Eve in New York and Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA for Adam Lambert) Higher Ground, by Stevie Wonder, GG Smith: Midnight Train to Georgia, by Gladys Knight and the Pipps, Christina Aldana: Natural Woman, by Aretha Franklin, Shane Facchinello: Who’s Loving You, by Michael Jackson, Rachel Escalera: Please Mr. Postman, by The Marvelettes, Rosy Donovan: Chain of Fools, by Aretha Franklin, Leandro Fossi: My Girl, by the Temptations and Brian Miller: (who auditioned in Hollywood for American Idol season 6) Dreams Girls; by The Supremes.

After all contestants finished their songs, headliner guest artist Paul Bradley took the stage and performed two songs “Still Believe,” and “Come to Me.” He made the crowd dance and sing. The venue had around 135 people. Also, cast members from Pool Time The Movie were present promoting their movie release. From February 7, 2010, the contestant with the lowest vote total, which determines the person eliminated from the competition at the end of the show, was GG Smith.
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“I believe Local Celebrity LA is a great program, it allows artist to showcase their passion for music. It gives me an opportunity to get in front of a live audience and live the dream.” said Leandro Fossi, Local Celebrity LA contestant.
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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.
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“I knew it would be fun and I looked forward to the challenge of having to sing a different genre every week. Of course I hope to win the competition, but more importantly I just wanted to work on what I love the most music.” Mr. Fossi concluded.
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Some of the celebrities and community leaders the attended the event included Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign), Paul Bradley (Headline Guest Artist), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Suniil Sadarangani (Bollywood To Hollywood Actor), Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Local Celebrity LA publicist, Editor of Diversity News & Writer for Examiner.com), Tony A. Sweet (Radio host, On Air with Tony Sweet), Michael Donahue (Movie Producer & Director), Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Radhika Chaudhari (The Hunchback Actress), Tonya Noll (Pooltime The Movie editor), Jeff Hutson (Performer and Vegas headliner), Maria Garcia Spivey (Celebrity cook book), Karla Guy (Dance Your Ass Off), Stefani Scovolo (Singer/songwriter), Richard Merrill (Beauty Advisor), Junes B. Zahdi (Pooltime cast member), Adrian Reyes (Former Local Celebrity LA contestant), Mark C. Hanson (PoolTime The Movie Actor), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (PoolTime The Movie actor) and Marcus Harwell (PoolTime The Movie Actor).
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The media/press and photographer representatives present were Examiner.com, Onairwithtonysweet.com, Diversity News TV, Rodrigo Vaz Photos and Diversity News. The invited media/press were WTV, Hollywood TV, LA Times , FOX 11, Lafashionsnob.com, TheStarCeleb.com, Lookbookla.com, Livejelly.com, Phashiontv, Realtvfilms.com, Thrive News, WehoParty.com, CCVarietytv and TMZ.
The event was held on February 21, 2010 at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069 on 2-7-2010. from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/
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Once again the event was produced by California Talent, Hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Restaurant and Night Club, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and LASC. The next event will be held on February 28, 2010 from 9pm to 11:45 pm and the song theme will be judges choice. Per event organizers on week 6 there will be double elimination and no show on March 7, 2010. The final will be held on March 14 and the finale on March 21, 2010.
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For more information about the Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com.

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

Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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Latonius Earl performed at Local Celebrity LA round 4th and Movie Producer Robert Boleyn ‘s Birthday Bash

February 10, 2010 by  
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coverlclLatonius Earl performed live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles round 4th and Movie Producer Robert Boleyn ‘s Birthday Bash.

It was promoted as the Green Room Carpet, but according to venue representatives, this could not be possible. They used the red carpet and step and repeat on the balcony. The judges were interviewed first by Emcee Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and then the contestants were interviewed. After the judges finished getting interviewed, they were invited to the red carpet one by one for a photo opportunity. Then the contestants got the chance to get their photos taken on the red carpet. After all was done, celebrities and personalities were invited one by one for their photo opportunity and lastly every one took group photos.

“It was a great pleasure to attend your Local Celebrity LA last night. I liked it very much so. The setting at the club is quiet unusual, since the singers have to perform on the balcony, which creates a somewhat surreal effect. There were some truly good performers, and many moments of vocal excellence and artistic confidence. The host Ryan was most charming, and kept the whole event moving with a delightful and dynamic pace.” said Maestro Alex Varden, M.A. (vocal coach & music director).
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He continued “Judge Arnold G was very supportive and understanding, with a big heart and love for music and dance. Judge Fawn was most professional; clear, focused, detailed, strict, honest and intelligent. Judge Kris S. a very serious and knowledgeable musician, with a warm and inspiring personality, keen ear and sharp eye.”


The contestants at Local Celebrity Los Angeles performed songs from the Billboard Top 100 (years 2005 to 2010). The contestants for round 4th were Leandro Fossi, Shane Facchinello, GG Smith, Nate Gaines, Adrian Reyes, Rachel Escalera, Brian Miller, Jonathan Hernandez, Rosy Donovan and Leah Turner. Only Adrian Reyes was eliminated from the singing competition, the next person will be announce on 2-21-2010.
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The headline artist for the night was Latonius Earl who sang Mya’s and Out of Control songs; the people enjoyed his performance. 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.
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“The audience seemed amused and engaged, showing sincere appreciation for the competing artists, and showering them with outbursts of spontaneous cheer. I had a very good time, and I bet it was an unforgettable evening for everyone else there” concluded Mr. Varden.

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About 200 people attended the event, which was held at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069 on 2-7-2010. from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast online LIVE via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/

“Local Celebrity has been one of the best experiences I have had since moving from Chicago to Los Angeles. I think performing in front of judges and a live audience has given me the experience I need to go on to a career in pop music. I think everyone left in the competition is extremely talented and whoever wins will definitely represent L.A. well in the music world.” said Jaime Adrian Reyes, singer/artist and former Local Celebrity LA Contestant.

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Some of the media outlets and photographers at the event were Examiner.com, Photos By Francois, Diversity News TV, OnAirWithTonySweet, Diversity News Magazine and Photos By Rodrigo Vaz. Also celebrities and community leaders included Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign), Denicar Bergancia (2009 Local Celebrity LA winner), Javelyn Jav ( Classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer), Paul Bradley, Latonius Earl (Headline Guest Artist), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Robert Boleyn (Movie Producer), Suniil Sadarangani (Actor), Sean Michael (Singer/Songwriter), Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Local Celebrity LA publicist, Editor of Diversity News & Writer for Examiner.com), Tony A. Sweet (On Air with Tony Sweet), Michael Donahue (Movie Producer & Director), Gabe Escamilla (Graphic & Fashion Designer) and Maestro Alex Varden, M.A. (vocal coach & music director).

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The event was produced by California Talent, Hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Restaurant and Night Club, Jeffknightphotography.com and LASC.


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

Photos courtesy of Frank Palacios & Rodrigo Vaz.  You can contact Frank at italiko69@msn.com or Rodrigo Vaz at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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

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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.