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42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Pre-Show Gala

On Thursday, March 3, 2011 The NAACP hosted The 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Pre-show Gala at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA from 7:45 pm.
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Some of the celebrities the attended event were Smokey Robinson, Tamera Mowry, Dr Regina Benjamin, Affion Crockett, Aisha Hinds, Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Wendy Davis, Beth Payne, Aaron D. Spears, Yvette Freeman and Michael Colyar.


The NAACP Image Awards show will be broadcast live for two-hours on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX Channel 11.
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About NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net

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


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People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

People's Choice Awards 2011On November 9, 2010 the People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees were announced at The London West Hollywood Hotel by Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses,” “Watchmen”), Michael Chiklis, (“No Ordinary Family”), Zachary Levi (“Chuck”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Jeff Probst (“Survivor”), Audrina Patridge (“The Hills”) along with host Queen Latifah and Executive Producer Mark Burnett.


The winners will be announced via broadcast of People’s Choice Awards 2011 from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through Ticketmaster. Voting begins today at www.PeoplesChoice.com for all 44 categories and will end on Dec. 7, 2010, except for “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy” which will remain open for voting until night of show.

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The list of potential nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 were determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, input from our media partners and E-Score Celebrity. This process generated the top 12 candidates per category. Fans picked their favorites at www.PeoplesChoice.com to generate the final list of nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011. Fans had the option to write in their favorites not included among the provided candidates. All new network shows currently on air are eligible in the categories of “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy;” the top 5 will be announced Dec. 8, 2011.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 Nominees:

MOVIES:

Favorite Movie
Alice In Wonderland
Inception
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Toy Story 3

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner

Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Katherine Heigl
Kristen Stewart

Favorite Action Movie
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood
Salt

Favorite Action Star
Angelina Jolie
Bradley Cooper
Jackie Chan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Drama Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
Inception
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Family Movie
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3

Favorite Comedy Movie
Date Night
Easy A
Grown Ups
Sex and the City 2
Valentine’s Day

Favorite Comedic Star
Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Will Ferrell

Favorite On-Screen Team
Date Night (Tina Fey & Steve Carell)
Inception (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy & Dileep Rao)
Iron Man 2 (Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle)
The Karate Kid (Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner)

Favorite Movie Star Under 25 presented by Moviefone
Emma Watson
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron

Favorite Horror Movie (New! Voted in by fans)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Let Me In
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Good Wife
The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor
Chace Crawford
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
Patrick Dempsey
Taye Diggs

Favorite TV Drama Actress
Blake Lively
Julianna Margulies
Kate Walsh
Lisa Edelstein
Sandra Oh

Favorite TV Comedy
Glee
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin
Jim Parsons
Matthew Morrison
Neil Patrick Harris
Steve Carell

Favorite TV Comedy Actress
Alyson Hannigan
Courteney Cox
Eva Longoria Parker
Jane Lynch
Tina Fey

Favorite Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Dancing With The Stars
Hell’s Kitchen
So You Think You Can Dance

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Bones
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lie To Me
NCIS

Favorite TV Crime Fighter (New! Voted in by fans)
Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Mark Harmon (NCIS)
Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
Tim Roth (Lie to Me)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Fringe
Smallville
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood

Favorite Talk Show Host
Chelsea Handler
Conan O’Brien
Ellen DeGeneres
George Lopez
Oprah Winfrey

Favorite TV Obsession
Burn Notice
Dexter
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure
Jersey Shore
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Tosh.O

Favorite TV Guest Star
Betty White on Community
Britney Spears on Glee
Carrie Underwood on How I Met Your Mother
Demi Lovato on Grey’s Anatomy
Neil Patrick Harris on Glee

Favorite TV Doctor (New! Voted in by fans)
Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh)
Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)
Gregory House (Hugh Laurie)
James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard)
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)

Favorite TV Family (New! Voted in by fans)
The Griffins on Family Guy
The Harpers on Two and a Half Men
The Pritchetts/Dunphys on Modern Family
The Scavos on Desperate Housewives
The Simpsons on The Simpsons

Favorite Family TV Movie
Beauty & the Briefcase
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
iCarly: iPsycho
Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Starstruck

Favorite TV Chef presented by DinnerTool.com
Bobby Flay
Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray

Favorite New TV Comedy
$#*! My Dad Says
Better With You
Mike & Molly
No Ordinary Family
Outsourced
Raising Hope
Running Wilde

Favorite New TV Drama
Blue Bloods
Chase
Detroit 1-8-7
Hawaii Five-0
Hellcats
Law and Order: Los Angeles
Nikita
The Defenders
The Event

MUSIC:

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Michael Buble
Tim McGraw
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
Airplanes by B.O.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
OMG by Usher featuring Will.i.am
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce

Favorite Rock Band
Daughtry
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
Nickelback
Paramore

Favorite Breakout Artist
B.o.B.
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Ke$ha
Selena Gomez & the Scene

Favorite Pop Artist
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Rihanna

Favorite Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Ne-Yo
Usher

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Snoop Dogg

Favorite Music Video presented by VEVO
Baby by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
Waka Waka by Shakira featuring Freshlyground

ONLINE:

Favorite Online Sensation presented by Wonderwall.com
Alicia Keys
Betty White
Jimmy Fallon
Katy Perry
Teri Hatcher

Favorite Viral Video Star presented by Wheat Thins
Giant Double Rainbow
Greyson Chance “Paparazzi”
Madison Square Park Proposal
“Single Ladies” Devastation
Tarp Surfing

Keeping Up with the KardashiansABOUT 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 is the host of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011 and Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer.


ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Mark Burnett is a producer of primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries around the world. Burnett has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as “Survivor” (CBS), “The Apprentice” (NBC), and the now syndicated “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (FOX).

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Burnett has produced the MTV Movie Awards along with Audrey Morrissey for four years. In 2010, Mark and Audrey teamed up again when they took on People’s Choice for the first time. Audrey Morrissey is another prolific producer of television, cable and internet programming. A veteran of MTV, she and her company “Live Animals” now produce specials and series domestically and internationally. She once produced an outdoor concert in a Mexican jungle in the middle of a hurricane and has done over 100 specials including the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I Come From”, CMT Crossroads, The CMT Music Awards, Latin VMA’s and the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year and Independent Spirit Awards.
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For more information about the show visit: at www.PeoplesChoice.comwww.myspace.com/peopleschoiceawards and http://www.peopleschoice.com/trophy2011
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Celebrities To Tell The Truth AT Bang. Improv Theatre

February 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

bangOn Saturday, January 30, 2010 the Bang. Improv theatre presented “CELEBRITIES TO TELL THE TRUTH.” from 8:00 pm. 

The theatre is located at 457 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90048, The show topics included Sex, Fantasies, Ghosts and Mothers. These was the last show and their closing night.

Some of the casts members present were David Henrie- Justin Russo of Wizards of Waverly Place, David Deluise- Jerry Russo of Wizards of Waverly Place, Josh Sussman- Jacob Ben Israel of Glee, Michael Hitchcock of Glee, Ezra Weisz- Greetings from Tucson and Justine Bateman – Mallory Keaton, of Family Ties.

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About Bang Improv Studio:
The bang Comedy Theater and Improv Studio was founded in 1995 by Peter and Aliza Murrieta as a purveyor of intelligent comedy and a studio dedicated to the ongoing study and performance of improvisation. 

For information you can contact http://www.bangstudio.com/


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