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Hit Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist Fawn is releasing her first electronic music single since her Billboard Dance hit song, “Wish U Love”

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Fawn, Songirl, Recording Artist Fawn To Release First Single Since Her Billboard Top Ten Hit Song, “Wish U Love” (via Diversity News Magazine)

Hit Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist Fawn is releasing her first electronic music single since her Billboard Dance hit song, “Wish U Love”on April 23, 2013. On Thursday, April 11, 2013 World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations announced that hit singer/songwriter and recording artist…

Recording Artist Moby Performed for Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine

February 15, 2011 by  
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By: Songirl Sez, Special for Diversity News Magazine

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Grammy Nominated Electronic and Pop Recording Artist Moby performed a 30 minute acoustic set in Beverly Hills on February 12, 2010 for the PCRM (Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine) Fundraiser to a crowd of around 300 people.


Guests were shuttled up to the private estate of James Costa, a long time animal rights advocate with tickets going for $50 and the event running from 6-10pm. PCRM is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 which has led the way for reforms in federal nutrition policies. Opposed to unethical human experiments, they promote and offer alternatives to animal research and testing. About an hour after the fundraiser began, a slide show was shown, with frightening statistics given on the obesity rate in children, stating that 1 in 3 children are now obese and 1 in 5 teens have abnormal cholesteral levels. Data showed a correlation of eating meat with these facts. The average American now eats 75 pounds more meat and 30 pounds more cheese each year, compared to a century ago. PCRM showed a new chart, called the “Power Plate” with four equal corners of Fruits, Grains, Legumes and Vegetables, promoted as “the well-rounded diet that could save your life” from the thepowerplate.org.

The slide show also discussed important animal issues at hand, as well as recent triumphs due to the tenacity, passion and compassion of PCRM. There were disturbing photos of a small squirrel monkey being squished into a narrow tube to be flown up into space for testing of the affects of ionizing radiation to simulate hazards of interplanetary space travel. When the photo was shown of the helpless animal, several gasps were heard in the crowd. Moments later the gasps turned to sighs as the guests were informed that PCRM was able to convince NASA to cancel the proposed monkey radiation experiments.


Shortly after the slide show and stories of triumphs and future areas of concern were shared, recording artist Moby performed an acoustic set. Although his performance was interrupted after just one song by Ady Gil who offered 2 all access Grammy passes, eventually selling to the highest bidder for $8,000, Moby seemed to take the auction intrusion in stride. Once continuing his set, he commented in between songs regarding the continual talking, asking people to go downstairs to chat. Moby played both guitar and piano during his performances, with the highlight being his vocal / acoustic guitar rendition of “Ring Of Fire” originally recorded by the late Johnny Cash.

Notables in attendance were Film makers Shaun Monson and Charles Hambleton, Recording Artists Moby, Fawn and Persia White, Book Authors Rory Freedman and Karen Dawn, Shannon Mann, Jane Valez-Mitchell, Patty Shenker, Ady Gil, Ellen Lavinthal, Robin Torme’, Kristin Bauer, Cindy Landon, Jennifer Landon, Chris DeRose, Libra Max and a host of others.


To donate of find out more about PCRM go to http://www.pcrm.org

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Actresses Tish Roberts and Thushari Jayasekera to Attend Grammy Party

January 2, 2011 by  
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David Harrison Grammy Event In HollywoodIt’s been called $1,000.000.000 David Harrison Levi Grammy Birthday Extravaganza and it will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
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David Harrison Levi known as USA Celebrity Personal Management – Music Producer is celebrating his Birthday with over 1 million of friends, colleagues, media, family and more at the famous Highlands in the Kodak Theater complex from from 7:00pm – Tomorrow at 2:00 am.


They expect over 87 media outlets (Including yours truly Diversity News Magazine and Hollywood Events Examiner of Examiner.com). This event raises Breast Cancer Awareness. The event will be held at The Highlands located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd 4TH Floor Hollywood, CA 90028.

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Some of the entertainers for the event are VH1’s Real Chance of Love – Bands – Gospel Choir and representing the USMC United States Marine Corp Color Guard & Drill Team. Performing live Smitty, Disco International Dance Diva Pepper MaShay. Also performing David Williams, Roxy Darr, Karl Rucker, Ditch – Johnny English, Geppina Scrigna, Minna & Millie, Nathalie Matthews, Anju Indian-Princess, Chris Salvatore, Goward and Maria Amor & The Exoti-Angels Dancers. DJ’s EZ Earl and JMotion.

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They will also feature a fashion show coordinate by Parris Harris presenting the models, clothing line and more of Kelvin James, Sydney Collection, Brit Boy, Mercedes Giovanni, Oliventa, Malici, Kiss One, Boi Toy, Forbidden Kiss and Afreaka.


Because this is a birthday and Grammy event the following actors, actress, personalities and recording artists have been announced to be in attendance: Actress Tish Roberts from (“Stand In”, NBC’S hit T.V. show “Community”, “Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior”, “True Blood” and “Lie To Me” with Tim Roth). Also DJ Trevi & DJ D: Fuse may join Ms. Roberts. Another actress attending Thushari Jayasekera who is currently in the role of Pinky on NBC’s Outsourced TV Show. (Outsourced is to air on a new time, at 10:30 pm after 30 Rock, starting Thursday, January 20, 2011 on NBC), and Patty McCall, author of Unmasking the Pain Within.

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Additional personalities, celebrities, actress and actors attending are: Fawn (Nominated for the Hollywood In Music Awards 2010), Kris Searle (International Recording Artist and Los Angeles Music Award Winner), Eric Rowland (Recording Artist), Justin Chase (Recording Artist), Rich Williams (President of Inspire U Records), Derek Jameson (Recording Artist), JayR Kalis (Actor), Trey McCurley (Actor), Suniil Sadarangani (Actor, Bollywood to Hollywood), Sean Tucker (Co-Producer for Standard Issue Television), Murray Swanby (Events Host for Planet Salon), Scotty Aspen, Chad Evans, Ryan Pasquelatto, Erik Doyle (Actor), Sexy Christian Yanik (Myspace), Chris Salvatore (Recording Artist), Whitmore, Roth (Recording Artist), Walter Delmar (Actor), Greg McKeon (Actor), Gebe Lopez (Recording Artist), The Perry Twins (Recording Artists; Renowned DJs), Matthew Montgomery (Actor), Steve Callahan (Actor), Brandon Rolph (Civil Rights Activist), Alex Stabler (Marquee Dancer; Cirque Du Soleil), Richard Merrill, Woody Woodbeck (Emmy Nominee), Brian Schulz (Dancer/Performer), Ivan Strada (Recording Artist), Collen Henderson, Andrew Curry (Manager for “KingQueen”), Frankie Morales (Frontiers Magazine), Charles Anthony (WeHo Knights), Jeffrey Paine, Jason Parks, Ernesto J. Higuera (and one guest), Joshua Miller (Dancer/Performer), Brandon Rolph (and four guests), Hector Monseratte (Monseratte Presents), Nelson Melegrito (DIVA), Luke Nero (Club Promoter; Mr. Black), Tyrone Power (celebrity-cocoon movies), Carla Power, Ray M. Quiroga (producer/actor), Norma A. G. Quiroga and Michael Quiroga.

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Sources tells Diversity News Magazine and Hollywood Events Examiner.com that Dr. John Carvalho, (Advocate for the LGBT Arts, Music and Entertainment Scene; HRC Political Action Committee; CSUDH Senator) help David to bring the artists to the event.
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For this free event they just asking people to bring can food & Toys for The Los Angeles Mission, *Kierrah Foundation, Midnight Mission and Toys For Tots.
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Dress code of upscale-casual is strictly enforced, though nice jeans are permissible. However, absolutely no athletic or slogan T-Shirts attire are allowed.
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About David Harrison Levi – StarMaker:
Born on January 19, He grew up in Beverly Hills, CA and finished his education in Israel. Throughout his life he have worked in the entertainment business industry and knows lots of celebrities. In 1976 he received the name of David Harrison Levi STARMAKER by celebrity clothing designer Mr. Blackwell. After his father’s death, David Harrison Levi and chose to become secluded, he avoided his friends and the public. Since 2009 David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER decided to come back and started making new friends & reestablishing his old friendships. David Harrison Levi, is currently active helping various causes in honor of his sister Rosalind who passed away of Cancer and helping the community for better world. For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/tvcelebrity90210
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About The Highlands Hollywood:
The Highlands Hollywood is a one of a kind nighttime experience featuring some of the best panoramic views in Hollywood. The Highlands is a 30,000 square foot, multi-level venue containing The Highlands Nightclub. The club features LA’s hottest DJ’s, sweeping balconies with views of the entire LA basin, plush lounges, and beautiful indoor & outdoor dining areas. For more information visit http://www.thehighlandshollywood.com
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CSI Actress Jorja Fox Co-Produces Documentary “How I Became An Elephant”

December 3, 2010 by  
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On Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:30pm there was a pre-release special screening at the Artivist Film Festival of the documentary “How I Became An Elephant” produced by Jorja Fox and Tim Gorski. Due to incredible demand, the exclusive screening was held in the large movie theater at the Egyptian in Hollywood. The pre-release was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 4th in a smaller theater but was re-scheduled to accommodate a beyond sold-out audience of over 400 enthusiasts.

Directed by Award winning film makers, Tim Gorski and Synthian Sharp, this “Rattle The Cage Productions” documentary tells the heartwarming and heartwrenchheart-wrenching14 year old girl, Juliette West who journeys to Thailand to meet up with Asia’s famed Elephant savior, Lek Chailert. With love in their hearts and determination in their minds, Lek and Juliette set out to rescue the female elephant, Ratree, a severely abused 35 year-old elephant, from the Surin Elephant Roundup. Volunteers and the RTC film production crew made the 22 hour trip by truck to transport Ratree (which means Midnight, because she was their “midnight girl”), to her new home at the Elephant Nature Park. The film details what elephants go through overseas, with a short capsulization of their treatment in the United States. When asked about the film, Jorja Fox said “This movie is about elephants, it’s for elephants. It’s for our kids and their kids. But it applies to all the world’s animals, and the environment as a whole.” Film goer Melody said “I cried. They are such beautiful animals. I just can’t understand how people could treat them badly. How could someone see the pain and sadness in the eyes of any living creature and still hurt it?” When other audience members were asked to comment, the reactions seemed to be the same. Jean said “It was dreadful to see those majestic creatures treated so badly.” She went on to say “as for the Circus, I have never been and would never go.” Last Change For Animals undercover investigator Bryan stated “this is a must see movie for any one who is conscious. Whether you’re an elephant expert or have never seen an elephant before, you will learn something and be moved to action by this film.” Shop our Free Shipping Collection at 1-800-BASKETS.COM - 468x60

Notables in attendance were Shaun Monson (award winning director), Fawn (award-winning singer/songwriter/recording artist), Shannon Keith (award winning director), Actress Lisa Tharps (Cold Case), Charles Hambleton (Award winning producer of “The Cove”), Actor Brian Vandenberg (Destroy, Build, Destroy), Activist/Actress Ciddy Fonteboa, Gene Blalock (award winning editor/musician), Christina Cho (Peta Award Winner), Meggan Anderson (Activist/Playboy Model) and Shannon Mann (Whale Wars).

To find out more about this documentary and when it’s official premiere debuts, go tohttp://www.howibecameanelephant.com or follow on twitter @HIBAELEPHANT



About Jorja Fox:
Jorja-An Fox (born July 7, 1968, in New YorkNew York), is an American actress. She first came to prominence as a guest star on the television drama ER, portraying the recurring role of Dr. Maggie Doyle from 1996 to 1999. This was followed by another critical success in the recurring role of Secret Service Agent Gina Toscano on The West Wing in 2000. She is arguably best known for her work as Sara Sidle in the hit CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a role she has portrayed as both a regular (2000–2007, 2010–) and recurring (2008–2010) cast member.
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The Pain Foundation Screening of ‘Unseen Hands’ Book Signing and Silent Auction A Success

November 18, 2010 by  
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By: Songirl Sez, Special for Diversity News Magazine
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On Sunday, November 14, 2010, The Pain Foundation presented a screening of the film, ‘Unseen Hands’ directed by Don Johns at the Charles Aidikoff Screening Room on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Tickets ranged from $40-$60, with the event running from 6-10pm and was hosted by Patty McCall, Producer, Actress and Author of  “Unmasking The Pain Within”’.  The function included an auction, book signing and red carpet.


Based on a true story, the film ‘Unseen Hands’ depicts one woman’s journey through deceit, manipulation and marital abuse with raw onscreen performances by actor Eric Andersen and the ever stunning actress Alicia Benavides-Greenfield. The auction included items from Singer/Actress Jessica Simpson and Mark Sanchez, Football Quarterback for the New York Jets. Sponsors and Contributors of the evening were California Talent, Ingrid’s Café of Beverly Hills, Dan Nash, New Life In Christ Bible Fellowship, Joel Garza, Charles Aidikoff, Trish Steel, Safe Passage, March Sanchez, Jessica Simpson, Daryl Kerns, Alex Kube, On Track Pictures, Got Munchies, Diversity News Publications and Mariah McGuinnis.
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Guest speakers included Scott Vostad from the LAPD, Domestic Violence Speaker and Counselor Marty Brenner and Patty McCall. There were touching performances by Multi-Platinum Award Winning Guitarist/Producer Frank R Greenfield aka ‘DeVille’, American Music Awards and NAACP Awards Singer/Songwriter Shawntae Jackson, Singer Michael-Ann, Comedy Store Comedian Diane Kawasaki and 19 year old child abuse survivor and rapper Juny Honaker.

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Anger Management and Domestic Violence expert Marty Brenner spoke to the select crowd of around 100 people stating that “Anger is a feeling that needs to be vented by itself without hostility or aggression. No one deserves violent, raging behavior. Anger management enables us to function assertively and rationally when anger comes up, with the ability to protect our rights and express our needs when we feel violated.” He went on to explain that “the goal of anger management counseling is to totally immerse participants enough so that they can confront denial, accept responsibility for controlling their anger, become fully fluent in the anger management concepts and gain intensive hands-on experience in applying these concepts in their own lives.”

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An audience member asked Brenner if people with control issues, violent behavior and anger can change, he said “Yes they can – I did! Given the proper motivation, tools and strategies, any one can change.” He said he provides a “step-by-step process that helps them control their anger” which will in turn begin to change their anger patterns.


After the speakers, entertainment and screening concluded, guests were able to meet and greet the author and producer of the film in the lobby, where she was signing copies of “Unmasking The Pain Within.” Notables in attendance were Aura Imbarus, PhD., Educator and Author of “Out of the Transylvania Night,” Hit Recording Artist, Grammy Considered Songwriter and Animal and Children’s Rights Activist Fawn and Actor, Musician, Veronica DiPippo, Lisa Ann Vombrack, Emperor Frederick Von Seidl, Ingrid Bedrosian, Teresa Brown, Jimmy Driscoll,  Film Director Mark Valinsky.
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About Pain Foundation: P.A.I.N. Foundation is focused on the prevention and awareness of domestic violence against Women and children. Domestic violence is on the rise, some attribute it to the economy. It becomes a terrible cycle that spirals downward until the climatic destruction of a human being occurs. Lives are shattered and souls are lost, children witness this and they develop behaviors that continue the cycle. Bullying becomes acceptable behavior and more lives become negatively affected. The cycle must be broken, the violence must stop, the P.A.I.N. Foundation seeks to educate children and teens on ending the cycle and leading more positive and loving relationships. Help us stop the cycle and the abuse. Let us build a better tomorrow for our children and build a safer today. Use the tools we have, love, respect and ongoing education. To find out more and support the P.A.I.N. Foundation visit
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Editor’s Note: Publicity event was coordinated by our parent company Diversity News Publications, the Public Relations Division. Photos of the event are courtesy & (C) 2010 by Daniela Hubbard, Francois Palais and Joel Garza for Diversity News Publications, a media and public relations firm. (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Rob E C performed live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles Week 6 Semi Finals

March 3, 2010 by  
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robecUsually, the contestants or judges get interviewed first, but this week the person who got on the red carpet was Justin Chase as a sneak preview to show people who they will see perform on 3-14-2010 at Local Celebrity LA.
“It has been an experience that has enabled me to grow for sure. I am 100% fine with it ending early.” said Shane Facchinello, Local Celebrity LA contestant.

Also, the guest judge Fred Wolf from 19 Entertainment who had worked with American Idol was interviewed on the red carpet. Rob E C who was the headline guest artist was interviewed about being part of Local Celebrity LA, and he promoted his new album “Breakout.” Later the eight remaining contestants and finally the judges were interviewed on the red carpet.

“I think the Local Celebrity LA team are doing a fantastic job in having the Local Celebrity LA singing contest. It has given a platform to people to showcase their singing talent and in the process discover gems one would never hear or see. What better place than LA to start such a noble enterprise. I look forward with bated breath for the upcoming rounds. More power to Local Celebrity LA.” said Suniil Sadarangani, Actor/Producer, Bollywood To Hollywood and September Tapes.

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Rob E C performed two songs, “Heaven”, and “Right Here Waiting” almost at the end of the show. His fans showed that they liked his outstanding performance.

More than 150 people were present at the venue, which consisted of singers and fans, and also included some of the celebrities and talent courtesy of WTV. These were Eric Zuley “EZ”, Ameona Almund (Ms. Beverly Hills 2006), Derek Pratt, Joel W. Gonzales, Abby Model, Devon Guzzie and Ryan Torres. Some of the invited celebrities by EZ were Pamela Hasselhoff, Ron Whitaker, Sophie Turner, Martin Klebba, Miss California and much more. Also in attendance were Suniil Sadaranga (Bollywood To Hollywood Actor),  Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Radhika Chaudhari (The Hunchback Actress), Adrian Reyes, GG Smith, & Nate Gaines (Former Local Celebrity LA contestants) and community leader Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign).

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Before eliminating the two contestants, Fawn one of the judges made the following statement: “Congratulations for making it this far, you all are very, very talented and it’s such a blessing for all of us to heard you each week”. said Fawn, Local Celebrity LA judge. She continued, “Really Amazing talent and no matter what happens, I want each keep going because you will make it if don’t give up.”

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The contestants that performed were Rosy Donovan (Beautiful Disaster: by Kelly Clarkson), Rachel Escalera (Too Little Too Late: by JoJo), Brian Miller ( Feeling Good: by Michael Buble), Leah Turner ( Never Again: Kelly Clarkson), Christina Aldana ( I Will Always Love You: by Whitney Houston), Jonathan Hernandez (Apologize: by One Republic), Shane Facchinello ( Superstition: by Stevie Wonder) and Leandro Fossi (Escape: by Enrique Iglesias). The two contestants who were eliminated at the end of the competition from the fans votes via texting and ballot from the prior event were Jonathan Hernandez and Brian Miller.
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Local Celebrity Los Angeles week 6 semi finals was the judges song choice, which Brian Miller was not able to perform, but was allowed to perform another song.

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The event was held at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069 on 2-7-2010 from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/

Also Diversity News TV & WTV covered most of the show for possible online distribution. Photos of the event were taken by RodrigoVaz.Com. WTV covered the event and interviewed some of the contestants, guest artists, and event producers on the red carpet and inside the venue.

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The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Night Club Restaurant, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and clothing for host provided by LASC.

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The next show will be held on March 14, 2010 and will present Justin Chase live in concert at the Local Celebrity Los Angeles Week 7 final, The grand finale will be on March 21, 2010 with surprises.

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

Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Skin Trade DocuFilm Exposes What Fashion Really Costs

February 27, 2010 by  
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skintradethemovieBy: Songirl Sez, special story for Diversity News

 

The unprecedented documentary film “Skin Trade” made its red carpet Hollywood Debut on Thursday night, February 25, 2010 on the Paramount Pictures Lot. Produced by John Feldman and Ramy Hassan and Directed By Shannon Keith, the documentary film examines and exposes the fur trade industry and it’s unsuspecting customers.

The docufilm uncovers the shocking and disturbing reality of how animals are brutally, tortured, trapped and skinned alive all for the sake of fashion. It takes an honest and historical look inside the dark world of how fur is acquired and how glamour drives this demand and hides the ugly truth in the process.

Despite great attempts in recent years and much progress in helping people understand the origins of fur and the way it is made, contemporary culture still has an accepted attitude of cruelty, disregard and indifference when it comes to fur as a fashion statement. Although the documentary’s images are unsettling and devastating, one of the biggest bombshells was revealed about supposedly fur-friendly “faux fur.” It was uncovered that a large percentage of “Faux Fur” products use dog and cat fur to increase profits. (By the way, that’s murdered and skinned dogs and cats, folks-not just their hair shaved off). Consumers are also being misled by retailers who assure them that animals used for fur coats and such are humanely euthanized, intentionally hiding the truth of how the animals are gruesomely killed. Although this docufilm is not easy to watch, it is necessary and important to expose the truth about this unnecessary cruelty and torture. After viewing this documentary by Uncaged Films, a person has to ask themselves, what does fur lined fashion REALLY cost? To this, the answer is clear: integrity, dignity, compassion and a piece of our soul.

Supporters in Attendance: James Cromwell (Spiderman/Six Feet under), Debra Skelton (Family Guy/MadTV), Rory Freedman (Author NY Times Bestseller), Robin Torme’, Fawn (Hit singer/songwriter), Suzanna Urzuly (Actress/Model), Stephen Wozniak (Beyond The Da Vinci Code), Lacey Connor (Charm School/Rock Of Love), The Faded, Daisy De La Hoya (Rock Of Love/Daisy Of Love), Elaine Hendrix, Zoli Teglas (Pennywise), John Feldmann (Goldfinger), Ashley Paige (Fashion Designer), Gene Blalock (Composer), Synthian Sharp (Activist Rapper) and many others.

For more information about the movie visit http://www.skintradethemovie.com/


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Actress Carla Laemmle arrives at Pool Time The Movie Premiere Screening

February 25, 2010 by  
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pooltimethemovieOn Monday, February 22, 2010 POOLTIME the Movie – World Premiere Screening was held from 8pm to 9: 45pm at the Silver Screen Theater in the Pacific Design Center.

More then 300 people attended the private screening including actress Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle, who celebrated her centinenial birthday bash with a lifetime achievement award last October 2009.
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“The message of this film is Universal. That the only thing that really matters in life is Love. Love of your family, friends and life. It doesn’t matter if your Gay or straight. We are all looking for acceptance and Love. We all want to be happy and have a wonderful life. Tolerance and acceptance are so important as we learn from yesterday, Live for today, and hope for tomorrow.” said Tom Tangen, Movie Producer.

Some of the movie cast present were: Inge Jaklin as Anna, Marcus Harwell as David, Tom Tangen as Tad, Jeffrey Patrick Olson as Virgil, Mark C. Hanson as Roger, Junes B. Zahdi as Paulo, Matthew Sordello as Pizza Boy, Elizabeth da Costa as Deanna, William Freeman as Mr. Hunter, GloZell Green as George, Taylor Burke as Mr. PizzaCola,and Scott Senofonte as Pizza Server, and Kieran Newton as Dexter. Special appearance by Carla Laemmle as Zelda. Music was by Ken Fix, the editor was Tonya Noll, the director of photography was Scott Ressler, and the executive producer was Tom Tangen. Pooltime original songs were by Hollywood’s own: Amadeus, Arnold G, Moira Cue, Ivan Estrada, Kris Searle, and there was an original score by Ken Fix.

“This film is part of a trilogy of films and I’m hoping that by the time we finish the third film people will hopefully understand how important acceptance and tolerance are and that is doesn’t matter whether its Gay story or a straight story. Its a LOVE STORY.” Mr. Tangen concluded.

There were a lot of media and photographers at the screening red carpet event waiting for the actors and VIP invited guest to arrive.


After the movie screening, people were invited to walk to the after-Party at Rage Nightclub at 10PM with complementary drinks for the first half-hour. Kris Searle performed live. The organizers had half of the second floor at Rage Night Club to celebrate with the cast members, directors, and VIP guests with champagne and cakes.

“It is always a pleasure to see a film that speaks to the LGBT community, and Michael Donahue and Tom Tangen have really delivered a beautiful independent film this year. I found ‘POOLTIME’ to be a fun story about love, friendships, dating and commitment between people. The actors give nice performances and the music really helps bring this motion picture to another level. Some of these excellent songs are clearly worthy of awards and I suspect that they will be a memorable piece of this production for a long time to come. I have no doubt that ‘POOLTIME’ will do well in the various independent film festivals.” said Dr. John Carvalho, CSU Senator and Member of the Political Action Committee, Human Rights Campaign.


The movie is not available yet for the general public’s viewing, but producers hope a major distribution company will buy the rights for national distribution.

The movie was produced by Michael Donahue Productions in association with Elusive Entertainment and co-produced by Inge Jaklin. The movie was written and directed by Michael Donahue. Pool Time The Movie is part of a trilogy series; Pizza Time and Party Time are due out soon.

About Pool Time The Movie:
Entering a gay midlife crisis, David, a handsome urban professional, decides to hold a different kind of pool party this weekend in West Hollywood. At almost 40, David invites only his former boyfriends, not to do shots of Patron and play Lady Gaga, but to see if there really is a husband for him somewhere in his pool. The moment one hunk’s swim trunks are nearly pulled off during horseplay in the pool, David’s former boyfriend Virgil shows up with his own mother! Mama Anna scolds David for his procrastinating– she wants David to get together with her son already! What’s keeping them apart? And in another surprise visit, David’s sister drops off her son for the day. Now David must keep his straight nephew from getting into trouble on the Internet. (David finds it tough to advise his straight nephew on fidelity when five near-naked guys are in the pool today!) Sure, David’s advice to his nephew helps the kid, but David has his own epiphany– one of the guys in the pool looks like “the one”. Cupid even unexpectedly pierces the hearts of Virgil’s mother, the Neighbor Tad, and even the pizza boy. David embarks on an exciting, touching, and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about friendship, dating and commitment. After all, David’ ideal man can’t be far off with so many hot guys in his pool! The movie is about 80 minutes, For more information visit http://pooltimethemovie.com/

Sources: http://www.pooltimethemovie.com http://www.youtube.com/glozell1 & http://www.tontangen.com
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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 at andmeljar@aol.com
Special Note: Esteban “Steven” Escobar, editor of Diversity News was credited on the movie as the publicist of Pool Time The Movie.
Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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Week 5 European pop singer and performer Paul Bradley performs at Local Celebrity Los Angeles

February 25, 2010 by  
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localcelebritylaweek5California Talent brought to you Local Celebrity LA week 5 and the week theme was Motown. As usual, interviews on the red carpet were done by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV of all contestants, judges, the guest artist of the night and the producers of Pooltime The Movie.

The event was promoted for over two weeks to bring in a new special guest judge, Javelyn Jav. However, due to a family emergency, she was not able to attend. But the show must go on, and event organizers gave all their moral support to Ms. Jav.
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The contestants who performed live were, Nate Gaines: Aint’ To Proud To Beg, by the Temptations, Jonathan Hernandez: Cruzin, by Smokey Robinson, Leah Turner: (who opened New Years Eve in New York and Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA for Adam Lambert) Higher Ground, by Stevie Wonder, GG Smith: Midnight Train to Georgia, by Gladys Knight and the Pipps, Christina Aldana: Natural Woman, by Aretha Franklin, Shane Facchinello: Who’s Loving You, by Michael Jackson, Rachel Escalera: Please Mr. Postman, by The Marvelettes, Rosy Donovan: Chain of Fools, by Aretha Franklin, Leandro Fossi: My Girl, by the Temptations and Brian Miller: (who auditioned in Hollywood for American Idol season 6) Dreams Girls; by The Supremes.

After all contestants finished their songs, headliner guest artist Paul Bradley took the stage and performed two songs “Still Believe,” and “Come to Me.” He made the crowd dance and sing. The venue had around 135 people. Also, cast members from Pool Time The Movie were present promoting their movie release. From February 7, 2010, the contestant with the lowest vote total, which determines the person eliminated from the competition at the end of the show, was GG Smith.
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“I believe Local Celebrity LA is a great program, it allows artist to showcase their passion for music. It gives me an opportunity to get in front of a live audience and live the dream.” said Leandro Fossi, Local Celebrity LA contestant.
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The event 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.
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“I knew it would be fun and I looked forward to the challenge of having to sing a different genre every week. Of course I hope to win the competition, but more importantly I just wanted to work on what I love the most music.” Mr. Fossi concluded.
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Some of the celebrities and community leaders the attended the event included Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign), Paul Bradley (Headline Guest Artist), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Suniil Sadarangani (Bollywood To Hollywood Actor), Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Local Celebrity LA publicist, Editor of Diversity News & Writer for Examiner.com), Tony A. Sweet (Radio host, On Air with Tony Sweet), Michael Donahue (Movie Producer & Director), Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Radhika Chaudhari (The Hunchback Actress), Tonya Noll (Pooltime The Movie editor), Jeff Hutson (Performer and Vegas headliner), Maria Garcia Spivey (Celebrity cook book), Karla Guy (Dance Your Ass Off), Stefani Scovolo (Singer/songwriter), Richard Merrill (Beauty Advisor), Junes B. Zahdi (Pooltime cast member), Adrian Reyes (Former Local Celebrity LA contestant), Mark C. Hanson (PoolTime The Movie Actor), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (PoolTime The Movie actor) and Marcus Harwell (PoolTime The Movie Actor).
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The media/press and photographer representatives present were Examiner.com, Onairwithtonysweet.com, Diversity News TV, Rodrigo Vaz Photos and Diversity News. The invited media/press were WTV, Hollywood TV, LA Times , FOX 11, Lafashionsnob.com, TheStarCeleb.com, Lookbookla.com, Livejelly.com, Phashiontv, Realtvfilms.com, Thrive News, WehoParty.com, CCVarietytv and TMZ.
The event was held on February 21, 2010 at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069 on 2-7-2010. from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/
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Once again the event was produced by California Talent, Hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Restaurant and Night Club, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and LASC. The next event will be held on February 28, 2010 from 9pm to 11:45 pm and the song theme will be judges choice. Per event organizers on week 6 there will be double elimination and no show on March 7, 2010. The final will be held on March 14 and the finale on March 21, 2010.
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For more information about the Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com.

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

Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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A Valentine For The Farm Animals in Hollywood/Beverly Hills

February 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, News

aciBy: Songirl Sez special story for Diversity News

 

Valentine’s day came one night early for the farm animals in California. On Saturday, February 13th, a decadent fundraiser for ACI (Animal Cruelty Investigations) was held in a beautiful modern style mansion sitting high atop the canyons of Hollywood/Beverly Hills.

Guests arrived by shuttle from a near by parking garage to be greeted by ushers who took their shoes and led them into the party. Animal supporters didn’t seem to mind the “shoes off” rule of the private home, as they mulled around enjoying the open bar, vegan h’orderves and celebrity interactions. There were impressive silent auction items, thought-provoking stories, brief speeches and heart wrenching images and video footage shown which made it clear to every one in attendance why the fundraiser was so important.

Notables in attendance were Jane Valez-Mitchell (Emmy winning journalist-CNN/The View/MSNBC), Rory Freedman (New York Times Best Selling book author), Tracy Torme’ (I Am Legend /Saturday Night Live), Robin Torme’ (Book Author), Barney Cohen (Producer Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Fawn (#6 Billboard Dance Charts), Carol Leifer (Comedian/writer), Maria Spivey (Book Author), Jay Tavare (Cold Mountain/The Missing), Stephen Wozniak (Beyond The Da Vinci Code), Robert Sarzo (Producer/Guitarist), Bettina Rosmarino (ACI Board President), Monica Wild (Publicist), Lars Slind (Model for MTV Next/Clubcrushers), James Costa and many others.


Animal Cruelty Investigations Inc. (ACI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation and registered Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals whose Humane Officers conduct cruelty investigations, engage in humane enforcement, and take possession of abused and neglected farm animals.  ACI works to protect farm animals through cruelty investigations, humane enforcement efforts, and the seizure of abused and neglected farm animals. For more information on the non-profit go to http://www.acinvestigations.org/
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Photos courtesy of ©FFD Images‏ & You Tube Video courtesy of ACInvestigations.org

Editor’s Note: We want to thanks Songirl Sez for covering the event.
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