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On Friday, December 21, 2012 Diversity News Publications published  Diversity News Magazine Special Print Edition Holiday Issue Featuring Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds.   As of December 22, 2012 the magazine was published on MagCloud (To buy it go now to: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue…

Steven Escobar Nominated for People’s Choice 2012 Fan Award for Favorite Profile Picture

Escobar Steven Escobar People Choice Awards 2012On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Diversity News Publications (our company) announced that our Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban “Steven” Escobar have been nominated for the People’s Choice Fan Award for Favorite Profile Picture on Facebook.

Please remember to help and vote for him to win a VIP trip to the show! at http://on.fb.me/v5EURV

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 will air Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at 9/8c on CBS.

You can also become Fan of Steven Escobar Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StevenEscobarOfficialFanPage

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist and philantropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Associated Content. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011, Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

Editor’s Note: Steven Escobar is available for interviews please email all your requests to: worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com

Demi Moore Husband Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’

May 12, 2011 by  
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Ashton KutcherOn Thursday, May 12, 2011 night time, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’ the number one television comedy show on the CBS Network.
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The magazine reports as follows: Ashton Kutcher appears to have won the Two and a Half Men sweepstakes. Two sources close to the deal-making tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actor is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV’s No. 1 comedy. CBS, studio Warner Bros. and Kutcher’s reps at CAA declined to comment on the situation but a deal is said to be all but signed. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a “huge payday” to join the hit sitcom.

The deal came together quickly in the wake of Hugh Grant passing on the opportunity to join the show. Now sources say Men creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. “It’s really funny,” says one source. “People are going to love it.”

Kutcher brings a youthful fan base to the CBS show, as well as a big online profile with 6.7 million Twitter followers, which could help CBS promote the show. “Chuck’s really happy,” another source says.

About Ashton Kutcher:
Christopher Ashton Kutcher (pronounced /ˈkʊtʃər/; born February 7, 1978), best known asAshton Kutcher, is an American actor, producer, former fashion model and comedian, best known for his portrayal of Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show. He also created, produced and hosted Punk’d, and played lead roles in the Hollywood films Dude, Where’s My Car?Just MarriedThe Butterfly EffectThe Guardian, and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV showBeauty and the Geek.

About Charlie Sheen: Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), better known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.

His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon, Jake Kesey in the 1986 film The Wraith, and Bud Fox in the 1987 film Wall Street. His career has also included more comedic films such as Major League, the Hot Shots! films, and Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. On television, Sheen is known for his roles on two sitcoms: as Charlie Crawford on Spin City and as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television, earning US$1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men.[2]

Sheen’s personal life has also made headlines, including reports about alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems as well as allegations of domestic violence. He was fired from his role onTwo and a Half Men by CBS and Warner Bros. on March 7, 2011. Sheen subsequently announced a nationwide tour.[3]

To Read the complete story, click here visit The Hollywood Reporter

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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?

People’s Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced

November 12, 2010 by  
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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.



Favorite Movie
Alice In Wonderland
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
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood

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

Favorite Drama Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
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


Favorite TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
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
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
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lie To Me

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
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
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

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

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
Raising Hope
Running Wilde

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


Favorite Male Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Michael Buble
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
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
Linkin Park
Maroon 5

Favorite Breakout Artist
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez & the Scene

Favorite Pop Artist
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

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

Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
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


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
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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.

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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Randy Jackson and Sally Ann Salsano attend HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Series Hitmakers Cable Reality

April 25, 2010 by  
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hrtsnewsmakersThe Hitmakers Cable Reality, part of the Newsmaker Luncheon Series, was presented by The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 11: am to 2pm at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

First, all the celebrities lined up in front of the step and repeat banner. They were able to get interviewed and photographed by various media/press outlets. Later, they networked with each other. The industry panelists were Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers), Mark Cronin (The Surreal Life, Rock of Love), Jason Goldberg (Punk’d), Randy Jackson (Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew and judge from American Idol), Graig Piligian (Ghost Hunters, The Ultimate Fighter) and Sally Ann Salsano (Jersey Shore, Tool Academy). The event was moderated by Chris Harrison, TV host of The Bachelor & The Bachelorette.

The panelists discussed the differences in working for the networks versus the Cable industry. They stated that when you work for cable, you are able to be more creative versus at the networks where you do not have the freedom that cable provides to them as producers. By working for the networks you need to follow their rules and guidelines. A couple of hundred people who are members of HRTS attended the luncheon and panelist event . (See and listen to exclusive unscripted video from the panelist talking about the networks and cable).

About HRTS: HRTS is the entertainment industry’s premier information and networking forum. Chartered since 1947, the HRTS gathers together leading industry executives and companies representing broadcast and cable networks, studios, talent and management agencies, producers, legal and financial firms, new media companies and more to address issues that are relevant to the ongoing success and future of the entertainment business. Current HRTS membership represents over 700 executives and 48 leading companies from across the entire industry landscape. For more information about HRTS events and membership visit http://www.hrts.org
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BEYONCÉ Wins six GRAMMY on January 31st

February 10, 2010 by  
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beyonceBeyonce-52 grammyAt this year’s 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Jan. 31, Beyoncé set a new record for most wins by a female in a single awards year, walking away with six GRAMMY Awards. The previous record holders for female wins were Lauryn Hill (41st GRAMMY Awards in 1999), Norah Jones (45th GRAMMY Awards in 2003) and Alison Krauss (51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009) with five. Beyoncé’s six wins include: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Song Of The Year and Best R&B Song for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (the latter two with Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Halo,” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “At Last,” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am…Sasha Fierce. This brings her total GRAMMY wins to 16, making her the third most awarded female artist behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18).

Video of Beyoncé’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards currently is available for download on iTunes.com/Target, along with 10 other performances (the Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige/Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles, Zac Brown Band/Leon Russell, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga/Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Maxwell, and P!nk) from this year’s highly successful telecast.

The complete winners list of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards is available at http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Danny Clinch © 2010. All Rights Are Reserved.

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36th Annual People’s Choice Awards, 2010 Winners

January 7, 2010 by  
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peopleOn Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, The 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2010 were awarded and broadcast live from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live. from (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2010 was hosted by Queen Latifah and produced by Mark Burnett.

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Here is the complete list of all the Winners only

Johnny Depp

Sandra Bullock

Hugh Jackman

Jim Carrey

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Lautner

The Twilight Saga

Inglourious Basterds

The Proposal

Favorite MOVIE

Favorite TV DRAMA

Favorite TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory

Hugh Laurie

Katherine Heigl

Steve Carell

Alyson Hannigan

True Blood

American Idol

Keith Urban

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Lady Gaga

Favorite ROCK BAND

Run This Town

Favorite R&B ARTIST
Mariah Carey

Lady Gaga

The Vampire Diaries


Dog Whisperer

Favorite WEB CELEB
Ashton Kutcher


The Twilight Saga

Favorite TALK SHOW
The Ellen DeGeneres Show



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To view the Winners and Nominees you can visit: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp For more information about the show you can visit People’s Choice website at http://www.peopleschoice.com/

Sources: CBS.COM & PeoplesChoice.Com

Editor Note: Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.

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BEYONCÉ & TAYLOR SWIFT Leads The 52ND Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

December 3, 2009 by  
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grammyThe Recording Academy® announced on December 2, 2009 the nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

For the second year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” The one-hour special — was broadcast live on CBS from Club NOKIA at L.A LIVE — featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by the Black Eyed Peas, DJ/producer David Guetta, Maxwell, Nick Jonas & The Administration, Sugarland, and host LL COOL J. Presenters included Linkin Park, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, T-Pain, and Dwight Yoakam.

Beyoncé tops the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garners eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earn six nods. Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga receive five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings Of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each have four nominations.

The nominations this year truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.  He concluded “Once again, the GRAMMY Awards process has yielded a well-rounded and diverse group of impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the second year of our primetime nominations special, which featured stellar performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, the road to Music’s Biggest Night and the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January is off to an exciting start.”

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 31, 2010, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live by CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The following is a partial sampling of nominations in 109 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:


Album Of The Year:

I Am…Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

The Fame — Lady Gaga

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

Fearless — Taylor Swift


Record Of The Year:

“Halo” — Beyoncé

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“Use Somebody” — Kings Of Leon

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“You Belong With Me” — Taylor Swift


Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson


Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings


Song Of The Year:

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Pretty Wings” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“You Belong With Me” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)


Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“We Weren’t Born To Follow” — Bon Jovi

“Never Say Never” — The Fray

“Sara Smile” — Daryl Hall & John Oates

“Kids” — MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

“Sea Of Heartbreak” — Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

“Love Sex Magic” — Ciara & Justin Timberlake

“Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

“Breathe” — Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

Breakthrough — Colbie Caillat

All I Ever Wanted — Kelly Clarkson

The Fray — The Fray

Funhouse — P!nk


Best Dance Recording:

“Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

“When Love Takes Over” — David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“Celebration” —Madonna

“Womanizer” — Britney Spears


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” — Bob Dylan

“Change In The Weather” — John Fogerty

“Dreamer” — Prince

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen

“Fork In The Road” — Neil Young

Best Rock Song:

“The Fixer” — Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)

“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” — Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)

“21 Guns” — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album:

Black Ice — AC/DC

Live From Madison Square Garden — Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

21st Century Breakdown — Green Day

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

No Line On The Horizon — U2


Best Alternative Music Album

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — David Byrne & Brian Eno

The Open Door — Death Cab For Cutie

Sounds Of The Universe — Depeche Mode

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix

It’s Blitz! — Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

“Chocolate High” — Indie.Arie & Musiq Soulchild

“Ifuleave” — Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige

“Higher Ground” — Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters

“Love Has Finally Come At Last” — Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best R&B Album:

The Point Of It All — Anthony Hamilton

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics — India.Arie

Turn Me Loose — Ledisi

Blacksummers’ Night — Maxwell

Uncle Charlie — Charlie Wilson


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Ego” — Beyoncé & Kanye West

“Knock You Down” — Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo

“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

“I’m On A Boat” — The Lonely Island & T-Pain

“Dead & Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:

“Best I Ever Had” — Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)

“Day ‘N’ Nite” — S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)

“Dead And Gone” — C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)

“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)

“Run This Town” — Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Album:

Universal Mind Control — Common

Relapse — Eminem

R.O.O.T.S. — Flo Rida

The Ecstatic — Mos Def

The Renaissance — Q-Tip


Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” — Brooks & Dunn

“Chicken Fried” — Zac Brown Band

“I Run To You” — Lady Antebellum

“Here Comes Goodbye” — Rascal Flatts

“It Happens” — Sugarland

Best Country Song:

“All I Ask For Anymore” — Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

“High Cost Of Living” — Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)

“I Run To You” — Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

“People Are Crazy” — Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)

“White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Country Album:

The Foundation — Zac Brown Band

Twang — George Strait

Fearless — Taylor Swift

Defying Gravity — Keith Urban

Call Me Crazy — Lee Ann Womack


Best Americana Album:

Together Through Life — Bob Dylan

Electric Dirt — Levon Helm

Willie And The Wheel — Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel

Wilco (The Album) — Wilco

Little Honey — Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary Folk Album:

Middle Cyclone — Neko Case

Our Bright Future — Tracy Chapman

Live — Shawn Colvin

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane — Elvis Costello

Townes — Steve Earle

Latin Field

Best Latin Pop Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

5to Piso
Ricardo Arjona
[Warner Music Latina]

Te Acuerdas…
Francisco Céspedes
[Warner Music Latina]

Sin Frenos
La Quinta Estación
[Sony Music Latin]

Hu Hu Hu
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]

Gran City Pop
Paulina Rubio
[Universal Music Latino]
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

[Nacional Records]

[EMI Spain]

Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13
[Sony Music Norte]

La Luz Del Ritmo
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Nacional Records]

La Revolucion
Wisin Y Yandel
[Machete Music/Wy Records]


This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: T Bone Burnett, Ethan Johns, Larry Klein, Greg Kurstin, and Brendan O’Brien.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director.

GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 16 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 8, 2010, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.

For a complete list of all nominees visit http://www.grammy.com

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

November 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, News

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

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