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12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Returns to Las Vegas & Air on Univision Network

On Thursday, May 19, 2011 from Miami The Latin Recording Academy announced that Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast, the 12thAnnual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com), returns once again to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 10,2011, and will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
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Nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at a live press conference in Los Angeles (venue to be announced shortly).

“What better place to host the Latin GRAMMYs than Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center and once again offer music lovers unique and memorable performances,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy®. “We are delighted to return to the entertainment capital of the world and showcase the best and brightest in Latin music, as well as highlight new and established programs and initiatives throughout Latin GRAMMY Week. We look forward to another successful Latin GRAMMY season.”

Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted on Univision entirely in Spanish in 2005, the show has consistently earned increased ratings year after year worldwide. Additionally, the Latin GRAMMYs has become one of Univision’s highest rated shows, as well as the most watched and highly regarded award events by Hispanics.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

Source: The Latin Recording Academy
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Jimmy Kimmel to present first Annual Right to Laugh Award to Fred Willard

April 20, 2011 by  
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Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Odenkirk, Dana Gould, Dave Koechner, Garfunkel & Oats, Ali Wong and others will be the star performers at the second annual RIGHT to LAUGH comedy event on April 27, 2011, supporting The Alliance for Children’s Rights, the only free legal service organization in Los Angeles solely dedicated to the protection of impoverished and abused children. The event will be held at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood beginning at 6pm for a cocktail reception with the show at 8pm.

On the evening it will be the presentation of the first-ever Right to Laugh Award, which will be presented to comedy icon Fred Willard by television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Hosted by the Friends of the Alliance, a group of individuals who support The Alliance for Children’s Rights, the event is expected to bring in more than 300 supporters from the entertainment, corporate and philanthropic communities. The event will raise funds for The Alliance to maintain the vital resources needed to continue to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children.

“There is nothing funny about the plight of abused children in Los Angeles, but luckily the gift of comedy has the power to connect people, build awareness, and raise resources, and that is why this is such a special evening,” commented UTA co-founder Peter Benedek who is co-chairing the event.
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About Jimmy Kimmel: James Christian “Jimmy” Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television hostand comedian. He is the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC. Prior to that, Kimmel was best known as the co-host of Comedy Central‘s The Man Show andWin Ben Stein’s Money. Kimmel is also a television producer, having produced shows such asCrank Yankers and The Andy Milonakis Show.
About The Alliance for Children’s Rights: Is Los Angeles’s preeminent free legal services organization dedicated solely to protecting impoverished, abused and neglected children. Since its founding in 1992, The Alliance has been a consistent safety net for over 100,000 children and families. For more information visit www.kidsalliance.org

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Source: Wikipedia
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Official Movie Trailer & Release Date Feb. 11th

February 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Movies Premiere

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (The Movie)

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.
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Director: Jon Chu
Starting: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Ludacris, Jaden Smith, Usher Raymond and more.
Studio: (Paramount Pictures)
Release Date: 02/11/2011

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About Justin Bieber:
Justin Drew Bieber[7] (pronounced /ˈbiːbər/ BEE-bər, born March 1, 1994)[1] is a CanadianpopR&B singer.[2][3][4] Bieber was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun,[8] who happened to come across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher,[9] and then to a recording contract with Island Records offered by L.A. Reid.[5][10]

His debut single, “One Time“, released worldwide in 2009, charted in the top 30 in over ten countries. His debut release, My World, followed on November 17, 2009, and was eventually certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] His first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released on March 23, 2010 and has since received similar success; it debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, “Baby,” in January 2010. For more information visit http://www.justinbiebermusic.com/

Sources: IMDB, Media Max Online, Wikipedia & http://www.justinbieberneversaynever.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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Diddy, Hollywood Album Release Party For “Last Train To Paris”

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

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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Former American Idol Fantasia Makes Her Milkshake at Millions Of Milkshakes Culver City

November 25, 2010 by  
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Former American Idol Fantasia Makes Her MilkshakeFormer American Idol Season 3 Winner Fantasia makes her own custom Shake at Millions of Milkshakes on November 24, 2010 in Culver City, CA. Her shake consists of ‘The Southern Paradise Shake’ which comes with Strawberries, Pineapple, Coconut and Vanilla Cream.Wireless from AT&T

Fantasia took photos with her daughter Dion Barrino.

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About Fantasia:
Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984) commonly known as Fantasia, is an American R&B/pop singer, Broadway and television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. After playing the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, she has been cast to be in the film adaptation of the musical.

In 2004, she released her debut single, “I Believe“, which debuted at the top spot of theBillboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Barrino four Grammy nominations in 2006. In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the number-one R&B hit “When I See U“. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the top-ten R&B hit “Bittersweet“. For more information visit: http://www.fantasiaofficial.com/us/home
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Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_Barrino & Hollywood TV
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Editor’s Note: Photos Courtesy of Gisele Rebeiro from Party By 5
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