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Paula Abdul Joins Simon Cowell on THE X FACTOR as Judge Panel

Paula AbdulOn Sunday, May 8, 2011 Fox.com reported that America’s sweetheart, world-renowned choreographer and pop icon Paula Abdul will join Cheryl Cole, Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Simon Cowell as a judge on THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall. Abdul, who sat alongside Cowell for eight seasons as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL, has worldwide album sales exceeding 50 million records, two No. 1 albums, six No. 1 singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and two Kids’ Choice Awards. Abdul will join Cole, Cowell, and Reid as they travel to THE X FACTOR audition cities searching for the next global superstar or breakout music group.


“This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show,” said Simon Cowell.

“I am excited beyond words to be a part of THE X FACTOR. I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show,” said Paula Abdul. “I’m looking forward to being back with the FOX family and know that it will be an extraordinary journey — we’re going to have a blast. I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!”

“Paula is not only the lovely, nurturing person that America fell in love with, but she’s also one of the fiercest competitors I’ve ever seen — which makes her a perfect fit to judge THE X FACTOR,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Paula and Simon have undeniable chemistry, and together with L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole, I think we’ve put together an incredibly entertaining judges’ panel.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with Paula again,” says executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. “A consummate entertainer in her own right, she has an extraordinary talent and generosity for nurturing performers — and her chemistry with Simon Cowell is like no other. I especially look forward to seeing her signature sensibilities in action during our mentoring rounds!”

Auditions have been held in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Seattle and Chicago. Dallas auditions take place on May 26. In addition to the open auditions, THE X FACTOR has audition booths in six more cities open through May 8.

During the open auditions, The X Factor Hotline (1-855-345-5678) will be updated with relevant audition details.


About Paula Abdul:
Paula Julie Abdul (play /ˈæbdl/; born June 19, 1962)[2] is an American recording artist, dancer,choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there.[3] She won a Grammy for “Best Music Video – Short Form” for “Opposites Attract” and twice won the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography“.

After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul had moved on to another television series, CBS‘s Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011. The series has since been canceled. Following her judging role in Live to Dance, Abdul moved to theAmerican version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell which will premiere in September 2011.[4] She is said to be working on a new album.[5][6]

Sources: Fox.com & Wikipedia
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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Paula Abdul for taking a new job with The X Factor and for sure we will watch FOX Networks to see her again and Welcome back to The Fox Family.

Question? Will you watch The X Factor now the Paula Abdul is back on the FOX Networks?

Former American Idol Kara DioGuardi Molested & Raped Music by Producer

April 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Entertainment News, FEATURES, Music, TV Shows

US Magazine reported on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 that Kara DioGuardi has dealt with far worse things than judge-table spats on American Idol.
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In a frank new memoir, A Helluva High Note, the music industry vet and former Idol judge, 40, reveals that she suffered molestation as a a child and, as a young adult, was date-raped by a prominent music producer.

DioGuardi says that, at age 11, a teenaged family friend repeatedly molested her. “On one particular day, he took me into the the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my [body],” DioGuardi writes in an excerpt at E! News. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”

Another painful secret: In 2000, as her music career rose, she went on a date with a “fairly known producer,” who sexually forced himself upon her after a cordial dinner.
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“[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” DioGuardi writes.

She kept the violent date-rape secret for fear it would ruin her career, she says.

DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a “hugely successful artist” who was obsessed with “Russian porn” and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.

Of her early season 9 departure from Idol, the star explains that she was struggling to get pregnant via IVF.

“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. . . My desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.” A Helluva High Note hits shelves April 26; DioGuardi will next appear on TV via Platinum Hit, a new Bravo reality series debuting May 30.


For more information visit US Magazine at http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/kara-dioguardi-i-was-molested-date-raped-2011194

Source: US Magazine

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2010 American Music Awards Reveals Presenters November 21st

November 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

2010 American Music Awards PresentersThe “2010 American Music Awards” will be held on Sunday, November 21 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE and broadcast live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational. For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.amavote.com as well as ama.abc.com. The official homepage of the “2010American Music Awards” is ama.abc.com, where you can find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.

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Previously announced to perform are: Black Eyes Peas, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Diddy-Dirty Money, Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Miley Cyrus, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block with The Backstreet Boys, P!nk, Rihanna, Santana with Gavin Rossdale, Taylor Swift, Train, Usher and more surprises.


The 2010 American Music Awards presenters are: Avril Lavigne, Christina Milian, Eric Stonestreet, Heidi Klum, Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Alba, John Legend, Johnny Weir, Julianne Hough, Julie Benz, Kelly Osbourne, Keri Hilson, Lady Antebellum, Mandy Moore, Michael Chiklis, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Nathan Fillion, Nicki Minaj, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Samuel L. Jackson, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Stana Katic, Taio Cruz, The Band Perry, Trey Songz and Willow Smith.

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dick clark productions will also stream a live red carpet digital pre-show, “Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ the 2010 AMAs,” on November 21st at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET). The pre-show, featuring hosts Danny Gokey, Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass, Whitney Port and the returning Coca-Cola Correspondent David Lehre, will be available on ABC.com, and USTREAM.TV.

The 38th Annual American Music Awards are produced by Larry Klein and executive produced by Orly Adelson.
The event will be held Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE located at 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

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About dick clark productions, inc.:
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
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About the American Music Awards:
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.
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Sources: http://diversitynewspublications.com/2010/10/010-american-music-awards-nominees-performers/


Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications will be covering the American Music Awards 2010 live from the newsroom and will bring you photos and video interview of the winners and presenters.
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ESTEBAN ESCOBAR Named LA County Events Examiner for Examiner.com

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

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

About Diversity News Publications:
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.blogspot.com/
 


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Liberty Counsel files complaint with the FCC for indecent acts of Adam Lambert against ABC

November 27, 2009 by  
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adamWashington, D.C. – On November 24, 2009 Liberty Counsel (www.LC.org) posted a press release on their site stating the has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the American Broadcasting Company (“ABC”) for airing an outrageously lewd and filthy performance by Adam Lambert on November 22, 2009 during the 2009 American Music Awards. Among other things, Lambert simulated oral sex, simulated digital penetration, simulated sadomasochistic conduct and engaged in homosexual open-mouth kissing.

Prior to going on-air, Lambert explained that his motive went beyond performing. According to the Associated Press, Lambert “wanted to break down a double standard that existed where female performers are often sexually provocative while men don’t do it that often.”

ABC’s reaction was to promote Lambert’s indecent acts. While the network edited portions of another performer’s number for the West Coast’s viewing, only one small portion of Lambert’s performance was removed. ABC actually teased and touted the rest of his actions as “what everyone will be talking about tomorrow.” This shows that it was Lambert’s obscene sexual conduct, not his vocal performance that ABC used to promote its show.

Anita L. Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, remarked: “The performance by Adam Lambert clearly crossed the line. ABC should be held accountable for airing this indecent and offensive performance. ABC promoted Lambert’s performance to boost its ratings. Now ABC should have to pay a hefty penalty to the FCC for assaulting its viewers with a debased performance by Adam Lambert.”

Those wishing to contact ABC about this decision can write to ABC, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521. ABC can also be reached by calling (818) 460-7477, or you may contact ABC on the web at Audience Relations Department.

Editor Note: Adam Lambert music sounds great, may be he should have not done the performance on ABC TV network because he is not establish yet. Here is Adam’s music link: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Adam+Lambert/photo/578669814?set=322636