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2011 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner and Awards Gala

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Awards, Events, Featured, FEATURES

2011 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner and Awards GalaAt a new elegant venue in the center of downtown LA, The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee held the 2011 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner and Awards Gala.
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Approximatively 1000 HRC supporters showed at the event, including celebrities, politicians, media representatives, and volunteers. Selected celebrities and personalities walked the red carpet.
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Joe Solmonese, HRC President came from Washington, D.C. and spoke at the event. He talked about the challenges, accomplishments and success stories during 2010. He also introduced Craig Stowell to all the members. Craig Stowell is known as a conservative Republican who spoke about the challenges facing the gay community and his support for his gay brother Calvin Stowell. Also, honoree Eric Alva spoke about the membership benefits of HRC and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) Repeal Act signed by President Barack Obama on December 23, 2010.
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The award recipients were  Scarlett Johansson and Patrick Murphy who both received an Ally for Equality Award; and Rabbi Denise Eger and Rev. Canon Susan Russell who received the HRC Community Equality Award.

Some of the celebrities and personalities who posed on the red carpet were Andy Arnold, Clare Thomas, Betty DeGeneres, Eric Alva, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Natasha Alam, Patrick J. Murphy, Rabbi Denise L. Eger, Rev. Susan Russell, Chef Stuart O’Keeffe, Chelsea Montgomery, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, Michael Manning, Craig & Calvin Stowell.

The event was held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott L.A. Live at 900 West Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.
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About The HRC Los Angeles Gala: The HRC Los Angeles Gala is one of the largest LGBT fundraising events in Southern California, drawing more than 1,000 guests in past years, including national LGBT leaders in entertainment, community service, business and politics. For more information visit http://www.hrcladinner.com/

About Human Rights Campaign: Founded in 1980, The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information about the organization visit http://www.hrc.org
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Sources: HRC LA & HRC.org, PrPhotos.com, Diversity News Magazine

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 andmeljar@aol.com.

Also article was published first on The LA County Events Examiner page of Examiner.com

Sorry but our photographers were not allowed inside the dinner and awards presentation, so whatever we are reporting is for the access provided only to cover the red carpet arrivals. Speak up your mind, please leave your comments and feel free to contact writer at: diversitynews@hotmail.com

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.



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
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.

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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Lady Gaga Wins 8 Awards at The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

September 12, 2010 by  
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MTV Music Awards 2010On Sunday, September 12, 2010 The 2010 27th MTV Video Music Awards were presented to the winners live in Los Angeles, CA from the Nokia Theatre L.A Live in downtown.

Comedienne Chelsea Handler hosted the event.

Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, the cast of “Glee” including Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine, the cast of Jackass including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Magera and Steve-O, Kim Kardashian, “True Blood” cast member Joe Manganiello, Rick Ross and Romeo of the multi-platinum Latin supergroup Aventura were the awards presenters.
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Other presenters include: The Social Network’s Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo.

Complete List of The 2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Winners Video Of The Year

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

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Best New Artist

  1. Justin Bieber f/ Ludacris “Baby”

    Directed by Ray Kay Baby-faced Justin Bieber knows a super fly haircut and a cute smile get the girls every time. Oh, and Ludacris as your BFF helps too.

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Best Hip-Hop Video

  1. Eminem “Not Afraid”

    Directed by Rich Lee In Eminem’s uplifting “Not Afraid” video, he relives his troublesome life and lends his hand to anyone who needs help walking down their own tough road.

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Best Pop Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

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Best Male Video

  1. Eminem “Not Afraid”

    Directed by Rich Lee In Eminem’s uplifting “Not Afraid” video, he relives his troublesome life and lends his hand to anyone who needs help walking down their own tough road.

Best Rock Video

  1. 30 Seconds To Mars “Kings And Queens”

    Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins It’s hard not to fall in love with the “Kings and Queens” video with its ethereal milieu and feel-good storyline.

Best Female Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Collaboration

  1. Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé “Telephone (Long Version)”

    Directed by Jonas Åkerlund When Lady Gaga is stuck in a jail filled with stylish and scantily-clad ladies, only one woman can bail her out — Beyoncé.

Best Dance Music Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Art Direction

  1. Florence + the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”

    Art Direction by Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson Florence + the Machine takes viewers on a trippy voyage jam-packed with tribal nuances and ’60s throwbacks. In the end, “Dog Days Are Over” is one giant work of avant garde art.

Best Choreography

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Cinematography

  1. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind w/ Alicia Keys”

    Cinematography by John Perez The scenic shots of New York City take a front seat in “Empire State of Mind,” while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys celebrate the city that inspires them.

Best Direction

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Editing

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Special Effects

  1. Muse “Uprising”

    Special Effects by Humble Muse goes on a believable ride through a tiny city filled with giant teddy bears roaming the streets.

Breakthrough Video

  1. The Black Keys “Tighten Up”

    Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero In “Tighten Up,” two young boys take turns serenading a cute girl in the playground and typical boy-on-boy fighting action ensues. But moments later we realize — like father, like son.

  1. About MTV Networks: MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries—giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one full day-ad supported network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the second quarter of 2010—up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the second quarter of 2010 increased +8% from Q1/2010. And MTV’s successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more? Come on in… http://www.mtvpress.com
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All photos of the show and red carpet, credit PictureGroup/MTV Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine wants to congratulate to all the nominees and winners of the MTV Video Music Awards 2010.

Local Celebrity Los Angeles 1-17 singing competition bringing talent to you.

January 20, 2010 by  
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localclaThe rain and the Golden Globe Awards could not stop the performers, fashion designers, models, movie and music directors, fans, media, photographers and friends of Local Celebrity Los Angeles from attending the first most promoted event of the year.

At Local Celebrity Los Angeles people saw and were able to hear Los Angeles got talent.
Another part of this event was the fashion the was worn by celebrities including the host Ryan Ray, who was wearing some pieces of LASC.

“This was a fabulous evening and I enjoyed the many talented performers who demonstrated depth and artistry in their singing abilities.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign.

The contestants who were eliminated were Diana Vega and Tara Thomas. The event was opened by Denicar Bergancia who won first prize in this contest last November 15, 2009 and was awarded $200.00.
 “I was really pleased by the quality of the competitors. I also felt MC Ryan Ray and the judges kept the evening exciting and energized. This will be a great weekly event in West Hollywood on Sundays.” Concluded Dr. Carvalho.

The contestants names and songs for the first week were as follows. The theme was INSPIRATION.
1. GG SMITH, Take me as I am by Mary J. Blige
2. DIANA VEGA, Hot and Cold by Katy Perry
3. RACHEL ESCALERA, How come you don’t call me by Alisha Keys
4. ROSY DONOVAN, Hurt by Christina Aguilera
5. TARA THOMAS, Hero by Mariah Carey
7. MIKA MULKEY, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawaiian Style: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or Bradduh Iz
8. NATE GAINES, Cherie Amor by Stevie Wonder
9. LEANDRO FOSSI, Someday by Rob Thomas
10. SHANE FACCHINELLO, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

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The event’s judges were Arnold G; International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Fawn; Recording artist, songwriter and performer and Kris Searle; Singer, songwriter and international recording artist/performer. Hosted by: Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV

Local Celebrity Los Angeles was stream broadcasted via http://www.localcelebritytv.com. Per Wake Up TV and Local Celebrity Los Angeles host Ryan Ray, the show was viewed online 22,435 times. The website host confirmed that the show lasted about 2 hours and 30 minutes and for been the first time ever was broadcasted by Local Celebrity Los Angeles. It was ranked 4th place for the day, and 5th place for the most watched show with the total of 22,435 views on the world wide web.

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Per event organizers, there were more then 200 people who attended the event on 1-17-2010. Local Celebrity Los Angeles was held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 9 pm to 11:30 pm. at the Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

There was a red carpet for photo opportunities, and interviews from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The show started around 9:45 pm and ended close to 12:00 am. During the red carpet, contestants and judges were interviewed by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, one of the event sponsors and the Local Celebrity master of ceremonies.

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Some of the celebrities and industry leaders who came to the event were John Carvalho, Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Biology at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Michael Donahue, Movie producer, Tom Tangen, Host and movie producer, Jordasche Bledsoe, Editor of The Star Celeb publication, Emma Zerner, Model, and Monique Jackson, Staffing recruiting specialist.

The event is to be held every Sundays from 9 pm to 11:30 pm until March 21, 2010. They hope to continue after that time, and will do other fun stuff to bring people to the club. They said to continue checking their Facebook account and website http://www.localcelebritytv.com

The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News PublicationsEleven Night Club Restaurant, The Star Celeb and LASC.

The event entrance fee was only $5.00 and there were prizes, drinks specials, giveaways and more surprises.

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Per the event organizers, Local Celebrity is a fun 10 week singing competition where 10 singers will wow the audience and the judges for a chance to become the Local Celebrity, LA.
The winner of this season’s Local Celebrity, LA will receive $800, and an on line interview with the judge. He or she will perform live at Long Beach City College, and KLBC Radio will interview the winner, who will be represented by 2 agents for 1 year. The winner has the potential of working with either a record, entertainment executive, or one of the judges to cut a 1 song demo, and lastly, achieve the title of being the first full season’s winner of Local Celebrity, LA 2010.

Some of the media representatives and photographers who attended the show were: Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com, Thushari J; Diversity News TV/Livejelly.com, Alex Palomares of Diversity News, Wake Up TV, Emma Zerner, and Jordasche Bledsoe of The Star Celeb.

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Diversity News Publications, a public relations firm based in Hollywood, CA and parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, is one of the event sponsors for Local Celebrity Los Angeles and they got the exclusive of what is happen during and behind the event. Also the parent company Diversity News Publications is contracted for public relations services for Local Celebrity LA season.

Photos By Alex Palomares and Steven Escobar, Diversity News and Jeff Knight from jeffknightphotography.com  (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications (www.diversitynewspublications.com) & E.E.Enterprises. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York Correspondent Special For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

Special thanks to Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com for contributing some royalty free exclusive photos to Steven Escobar of Diversity News Publications & writer for Examiner.com for publishing

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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