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Civic Leaders Honored at the 18th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon & Awards

February 27, 2011 by  
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On Thursday, February 24, 2011 The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) presented their 18th Annual Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show.
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The event was held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and it was hosted by radio and tv personality Sam Phillips. The event featured a red carpet, entertainment by Izzy Chait and Band, lunch, awards presented to Civic Leaders, and a fashion show coordinated by Parris Harris.

MMPA President Jarvee Hutcherson and Mistress of Ceremony Sam Phillips presented and handed over The 18th Annual MMPA 2011 Civic Awards to Kate Linder ( Actress, Philanthropist), Edward Lozzi ( Publicist, Edward Lozzi & Associates), Renee’ Valente (Producer, Valente Productions), Michelle Phillips (Actress, Singer) and A.C. Lyles (Paramount Pictures). Each civic honoree gave a speech after receiving their award, but the one who received an outstanding ovation was A.C. Lyles, producer from Paramount Pictures.

Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended the event were: Quinton Aaron (Actor), Kim Lee (Actress, Model), Said Faraj (Actor), Kristen Ruhlin (Actress), Rob Margolies (Director), Suzanne Delaurentiis (Producer/ Actress), Kim Meyers (WGA), Tery Lopez (WGA), Yuri Naruse ( Model), Papa Joe (Actor, Host), Delane Vaughn ( Actor), Jeta Adams (Director), Abagail Schrader (Actress), Danielle Lester (Actress), Samantha Lester ( Actress), Paula Halla (Model), Sylvia Lester (Actress), Dick Michaels, Ken Garcia, Jeta Amata, Marina Pahomova, Devon Guzzie and many more.

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Ted Williams, who became recently a celebrity for his voice, was supposed to receive an award but could not attend due to medical restrictions.
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Please check our coverage from last year’s event at http://diversitynewspublications.com/2010/03/allison-iraheta-of-american-idol-season-8-attended-the-17th-annual-mmpa-oscar-week-student-filmakers-luncheon/
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About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA):
Is a 501 © 3 *non-profit arts that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards. For more information visit http://www.thediversityawards.org

Sources: MMPA, Diversity News Magazine and GME Experts
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Photos Courtesy & (C) 2011 By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications & for Examiner.com. Also cover photo by Parris Harris and additional photo credit to: Koi Sojer / PR Photos. All Rights Are Reserved.

*Please check with your State Attorney General and Secretary of State for status verification.

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 atandmeljar@aol.com
Special thank you to publicist Betrice Coleman-Sweet from Global Marketing and Entertainment (G.M.E) Experts for taking care of us at the event. Also please feel free to leave comments about the event and our coverage.

The 23nd Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval 2010

November 2, 2010 by  
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23nd Annual West Hollywood Halloween CarnavalOnce again hundreds of thousands of people gathered again to celebrate on October 31, 2010 the 2010 Halloween Costume Carnaval. The event was held in The City of West Hollywood and this was their 23nd Annual Halloween Carnaval the started  from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am. Last year TV personality Ricki Lake was crowned and named Queen of the 2009 West Hollywood Costume Carnaval.



The event gives the opportunity to revelers to express their selves. It was held from 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. Event organizers expect every year nearly half a million Halloween revelers.


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About the Annual Carnaval:
• The “West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval” in West Hollywood, CA began in 1987; three years after the City of West Hollywood officially became a City within the County of Los Angeles.

• The free event celebrates its 23st anniversary in 2010 and expects record-crowds of visitors and locals alike, approximating ½ million people.

• The Carnaval progressed throughout most of the 90’s with large numbers, but the event experienced extreme growth in size in 2001, reaching 350,000 people in size.

• The City of West Hollywood and its 39,000 person population is catapulted to become California’s 7th largest city for one night, as it welcomes 500,000 on Halloween night.

• The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is the Los Angeles area’s second largest event, second only to the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day Parade. To give some perspective on the size of the event, the Los Angeles Coliseum Holds 120,000 people, only 24% of the Carnaval’s expected turn-out.

• What began as a primarily gay and lesbian event is now enjoyed by attendees of all different lifestyles.

• Free week-long events lead up to the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, including a youth carnival, a pet costume contest, “Drag Races,” featuring competitive relay races for people dressed in drag and stiletto heels, pumpkin carving contests and more.

• The Carnaval takes place from 6PM to Midnight on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 between La Cienega Boulevard and La Peer Drive on Santa Monica Boulevard, “Route 66” in West Hollywood, California.
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Sources: http://www.westhollywoodhalloween.com, http://diversitynewspublications.com/2009/11/ricki-lake-is-the-new-queen-of-the-22nd-annual-west-hollywood-costume-carnaval-2009/ and http://www.visitwesthollywood.com

Editor’s Note: The West Hollywood Halloween Costume and Carnaval is one of the biggest event in California that expects over Half of Million of Revelers to be themselves. Please enjoy the photos, leave comments, share it and you want to contact us please email to: info@diversitynewspublications.com Thanks Photos (C) By Esteban Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications. (C) 2010 Diversity News Publications Enterprises, a media and public relations firm. All Rights Are Reserved.

26th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles To Benefit APLA & other Organizations

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

26TH ANNUAL AIDS WALK LA 2010On Thursday, October 14, 2010 Aids Project Los Angeles & MZA Events (creator of AIDS WALK Los Angeles) announced that they expect Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Drew Carey, Bob Harper and over 30,000 participants to fill the streets of West Hollywood & Hollywood for the 26th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Per event organizers, the event to be held days after State HIV/Aids Budget cuts.

The event will be held from 9:00 am to about 3:00 pm. Participants to meet at the West Hollywood Park and then at 9:00 a.m. they will have the Aerobic Warm-Up on the Main Stage located at San Vicente Boulevard & Santa Monica Boulevard. The open ceremony will be also held there at 9:15 am. The walk then starts at 10:00 am and to end until the last participants finish walking 10K (6.2 mile) at the end of the walk they receive a Certificate of Completion.

They have announced the following confirmed celebrity guests to attend the event: Michelle Bonilla (“ER”), Megan Boone (“Law & Order: Los Angeles”), Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right”), Rodney Chester (“Noah’s Arc”), Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Joshua Gomez (“Chuck”), Bob Harper (“The Biggest Loser”), Sam Jaeger (“Parenthood”), Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Pauley Perrette (“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service”), Sara Ramirez (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Hal Sparks (Actor and Comedian), Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Doll), and Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”). Andrea McArdle (“Annie”) will perform Stephen Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don’t,” and LaKisha Jones (“American Idol”) will close the Opening Ceremony with her performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

To speak at the Open Ceremony on behalf of APLA will be Jeffrey Katzenberg (CEO, Dreamworks Animation SKG), AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) Trustee and AWLA sponsor. Also to speak about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in Los Angeles County and the vital work of lead beneficiary APLA are United States Representative Henry A. Waxman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa,and West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman.

The following elected officials are expected to attend: United States Representatives Howard Berman, Judy Chu, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Diane E. Watson; California State Senator Fran Pavley; California State Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Anthony Portantino; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, Tom LaBonge, and Mark Ridley-Thomas; West Hollywood City Councilmembers John Duran, Lindsey Horvath, Abbe Land, and Jeffrey Prang; and West Hollywood Police Department Captain Kelley Fraser.

The walk route start from North San Vicente Boulevard, then right on Santa Monica Boulevard, right on La Cienega Boulevard, then left on Melrose Avenue,  right on La Brea and finally right on Beverly Boulevard to end at Melrose Avenue & San Vicente Boulevard. (Note: Event walk route may change without any notice).


About AIDS Project Los Angeles:

AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach. For more information, visit www.apla.org

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $66 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2009 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and over a dozen other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit www.aidswalk.net.
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About MZA Events:

AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $350 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.mzaevents.com
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Sources: APLA.orgDiversityNewsPublications.Com & Examiner.com
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Human Rights Campaign Garden Party for Women LA 2010

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, Featured, FEATURES

HRC 2009 Womens Garden PartyOn September Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. HRC held Garden Party for Women at the residence of Nancy Haag & Wendy Alexander to support Humans Rights Campaign.
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This year event was held at Mt. Olympus, in Los Angeles, CA. HRC Special Guest Speaker was Progressive Radio Host Stephanie Miller.

Also please enjoy last year HRC event photos courtesy of Diversity News Magazine, published By Diversity News Publications. The event was held on July 25, 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. This was the 2nd Annual Women’s Garden Party hosted by Bonnie Uphold & Jude Ruda.

Editor’s Note: We contacted HRC LA Steering Commitee to cover this year 2010 Womens Garden Party but we never got a response. We also want to officially thanks Deborah Blaine of Blaine & Associates who made it possible for us to cover the 2009 Womens Garden Party in 2009.

Twilight Saga Actor and Singer Boo Boo Stewart Makes his Milkshake

August 30, 2010 by  
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Boo Boo StewartActor of Twilight Eclipse and Singer Booboo Stewart makes a delicious milkshake benefiting “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” event at Millions of Milkshakes in Westfield Culver City Mall on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm.
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About Boo Boo Stewart:
BooBoo Stewart was born on January 21, 1994 to Nils Stewart and Renee Stewart. His full name is Nils Allen Stewart Jr. He has 3 sisters named Maegan, Fivel, and Sage. He is Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Blackfoot Indian, Scottish, and Russian. He was named one of America’s most talented Kids and was also featured on the show. Boo Boo is a talented actor/dancer/singer and martial artist and was inducted into the Martial Arts Junior Hall of Fame and was the 2002 and 2003 Martial Arts World Champion

Boo Boo StewartHis Career & Early work: During 2004-2009 he appeared or starring in several independent, direct-to-video or TV films, also hosted six episodes of children’s show Blue Dolphin Kids in Hawaii, has done stunt work on several films including the 2006 film Zoom and the 2007 film Beowulf, and appeared on episodes of Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge, ER, Dante’s Cove, and Everybody Hates Chris. He toured with Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus in her Best of Both Worlds Tour featuring the Jonas Brothers and was also recently in the Camp Rock Freestyle Jam, and a set of Target commercials with the same band. He recorded opening theme from Disney Channel Games 2008 “Let’s Go!”, and in 2010 “Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid)” for the Disney recompilation disc DisneyMania 7. MetroPCS, Inc. Also during 2006-2008 he was member of Disney’s group T-Squad.

Theatrical debut:
In 2010 portrayed Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, third installment of The Twilight Saga film series. Stewart’s character becomes more important in the 2011 and 2012 films The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.[1]

Stewart will be releasing a comic in the summer of 2010 along with his new EP with 5 new songs.[2]

Also in 2010, he was named a Celebrity Ambassador by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In his role, Booboo is helping raise awareness in the fight against muscle diseases. He is also part of MDA’s “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” PSA campaign, being featured in print and TV ads.

Personal life and wrestling:
Stewart was born in Beverly Hills, California, the son of Nils Allen Stewart, Sr., and Renee Stewart along with his three sisters Trent “Fivel”, Maegan, and Sage.

Stewart is of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Scottish and Blackfoot (Native American) ancestry.[3] He was 2002 and 2003 Martial Arts World Champion and inducted into the Martial Arts Junior Hall of Fame in 2004. Stewart was on tour with his two sisters Maegan and Fivel, known as TSC (The Stewart Clan), now singing with his sister, Fivel Stewart.

He is a fan of professional wrestling and has pictures of himself with various WWE stars on his official Myspace page. He also attended Summerslam 2009 and was featured heavily in video packages on WWE programming following the event.
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In October 2009, Stewart and his family attended TNA Wrestling’s Bound for Glory PPV which took place at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA.

In January 2010, Stewart became more involved with TNA Wrestling as a columnist for their website. He began to write an interview-based column called “15 Minutes with Booboo Stewart”.

His first interview was with TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles.[4][5]
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On February 4, Stewart’s second interview was posted with one of his favorite professional wrestler, “The Monster” Abyss.[6]

His third interview was with TNA Knockout Madison Rayne.[7]

Booboo has also since interviewed several other TNA stars including Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle,[8]

Booboo’s favorite wrestler of all time, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy[9] and Matt Morgan.[10]

For more information visit his official website http://www.myspace.com/actionbooboo

Editor’s Note: Article courtesy of WTV Online Blog (WTV Networks & What U Need TV), It was published first on August 29, 2010 http://blog.wtvonline.net/2010/08/29/actor-and-singer-booboo-stewart-makes-his-milkshake/ 

Sources: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo_Boo_Stewart & http://www.teenstarsonline.com/booboo_stewart.html

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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Photos By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer
(C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.


October 13, 2009 by  
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AlexHollywood, CA — October 13, 2009 Diversity News Publications officially announced that Alex Palomares has joined as Exclusive Special Events Photographer and Linda Krongold as New York Correspondent of Diversity News Publications.

“I am very happy to welcome Alex Palomares & Linda Krongold to the Diversity News Family Of Companies.” Said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News, published by Diversity News Publications. He concluded. “I hope that you will treat, cooperate with, and respect them the same or even better than me to perform their duties and trust them with their media coverage.”
Alex will be taking photographs for the following blogs Diversity News Hollywood, Diversity News Online and Diversity News Los Angeles and some videos for our Diversity News Channel on YouTube. He will also be the photographer for the main site Diversity News, a consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications.

“I want the opportunity to gain experience, and to grow within a credited established company like Diversity News. Also, be part of something I believe in.” Said Alex Palomares, Exclusive Special Events Photographer of Diversity News.

Alex Palomares became part of Diversity News Publications effective October 10, 2009. He resides in Lancaster, CA and works during the day in the Hotel and Resorts industry. He come to Diversity News with very high recommendations from well known leaders in the media and political industry.

He concluded: “I want to utilize my skills in a positive way, on top of learning new skills to take with me in the future.”
Alex Palomores’ first special assignment is to walk with the Diversity News#3960 team for AIDS WALK LA 2009 and at the same time cover the event for possible feature on Diversity News Publications sites.

“I enjoy meeting and learning about diverse kinds of people. I also love reading and writing. As a high school teacher, I have decent English skills, and feel I can help as a proofreader. Diversity News Publications is fun, upbeat, and current, and I would love to be a part of that”. said Linda Krongold, NY. Correspondent for Diversity News.

Linda Satloff Krongold became part of Diversity News Publications team effective October 9, 2009.
Linda Krongold resides in NYC. She is a teacher for the NYC Board of Education during the day, and during her free time she will be writing, proof reading, reporting and contributing as a correspondent for Diversity News Publications.

“I would love to help the Publication in any way I can. I also love meeting new people and making new friends, both of which I think will happen as part of working here!” She concluded.

Linda first official assignment with Diversity News Publications was to proof read DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor CD Review which it was published on Diversity News, a consumer news magazine and Diversity News Hollywood, published by Diversity News Publications. She has also covered and written about American Idol Season 8 runner up Adam Lambert.

About Diversity News Publications:
Is a public relations firm specialize in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations who combines all sources in one .
Diversity News Publications parent company is E.E. and Diversity News Publications Enterprises who owns Diversity News Productions, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Publishing, Diversity News #3960, Diversity News Magazine & Revista Diversidad.

For more information visit web site at http://www.diversitynewspublications.com