Latin Music’s Hottest Night to Broadcast Live on the Univision Network from Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Nomination for this Year’s Awards will be Announced from Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2013.
MIAMI (April 22, 2013) — The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will take place inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, and will air live in the United States on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). This marks the sixth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas. Nominations for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 25 at a live press conference in Los Angeles. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
“We are thrilled and excited to return to Las Vegas, a second home for us, and provide not only our viewers but our nominees, friends and guests an unforgettable musical experience,” said Gabriel Abaroa, Jr. President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “Following the successes we have achieved we are proud to yet again work with the teams at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Mandalay Bay Events Center, our MGM Resorts partners, and Univision to showcase some of the most talented Latin musicians today and deliver another show-stopping Latin GRAMMY® telecast.”
Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted entirely in Spanish on Univision in 2005, the show has consistently earned significant ratings year after year in the United States and around the world. In fact, the Latin GRAMMYs have become one of Univision’s most watched and highest rated shows, as well as delivering strong social media results thanks to its high regard among Hispanics.
Additionally, the Road To The Latin GRAMMYs — a month-long series of cultural events culminating with the hottest night in Latin music — begins with the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions and Latin GRAMMY Street Parties taking place in several cities across the United States and in Colombia and Mexico City, as well as the Special Awards Presentation, and the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala.
The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com.
Source: The Latin Recording Academy
Original Poster on Display at Gallery1988 in Hollywood
February 11, 2013 — BEVERLY HILLS, CA – In celebration of The Oscars® on February 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled today the newest addition to its show poster collection.
The commemorative poster was designed by English artist, graphic designer and illustrator Olly Moss in collaboration with Gallery1988. The special edition piece features 85 Oscar statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by the Best Picture winners from 1927 to 2012. The poster images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery athttp://oscar.com/best-pictures-tribute.
Moss, a graduate of the University of Birmingham, is best known for such works as the “Thor” cast poster for Marvel Entertainment, the cover artwork for the “Resistance 3” video game, and his recent book Silhouettes from Popular Culture. One of the most sought-after screen print artists working today, Moss has created illustrations for The New York Times and The Guardian, and is commissioned by Empire magazine to design a new movie poster illustration every month.
The commemorative poster, along with a special edition T-shirt by DabsMyla, is now available for purchase at oscars.org/posters or by calling 1-877-335-8936.
The original poster will be on display beginning February 14 as part of “For Your Consideration,” the Academy’s collaborative exhibition with Gallery1988 Melrose, at 7020 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. For information about the exhibition, visit nineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988). Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about special giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy).
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
About The Academy:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information about The Academy visit www.oscars.org
Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special Airs Tuesday, February 5 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).
Seven-time Emmy Award winner Betty White will be celebrating her 91st birthday in style as a star-studded line up of special guests pays tribute to one of the world’s most beloved entertainers in “Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special.
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Blake Shelton, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Rico Rodriguez, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Silverman will honor America’s comedy sweetheart, along with Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Also on hand to deliver birthday wishes will be Vicki Lawrence –reprising her popular title role from “Mama’s Family” — Katie Couric and White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars “Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, as well as Zachary Levi, Larry King and Kate Flannery.
The evening will include special performances – including Shelton singing a tailor-made musical number for the birthday girl – as well as comedy and clips that perfectly capture the irreverent tone, spirit and comedic flair that are the hallmark of White’s extraordinary career.
At 91 years old, White is one of the funniest and busiest actresses in Hollywood, currently starring on NBC’s “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” and TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” With a career that has spanned more than 60 years, the star of classic series like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” has created unforgettable roles in television and film. She has also authored seven books and won numerous awards, including those for her lifelong work for animal welfare.
“Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television, with Brad Lachman and Jon Macks serving as executive producers.
About Betty White:
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedian, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning over nine separate decades, she is best known to contemporary audiences for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she is now the only living Golden Girl. She currently stars as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland for which she has won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also currently hosts the practical-joke show Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.
White has won a Grammy as well as seven Emmy Awards (six for acting), receiving 21 Emmy nominations over the course of her career, including being the first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only person to have an Emmy in all female performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. White also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances – her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2012, a span of 61 years – and has become the oldest nominee as of 2012, aged 90. She has made regular appearances on the game shows Password and Match Game and played recurring roles on Mama’s Family,Boston Legal, The Bold and the Beautiful, That 70′s Show, and Community.
Photos credit to: Justin Lubin & Rick Floyd/NBC
Sources: Wikipedia, NBCUniversal, Inc. and EPK.TV/NBC
Boy Lizaso and Noel S.V. Omega to Receive Award at 1st Annual Fil-Am Image Awards Set for January 4, 2013
The First Annual Fil-Am IMAGE AWARDS will be broadcast live as a TV Special on LA-18 and will honor The Legends, Icons, Leaders, Luminaries and Fabulous Filipinas of the Filipino-American community in Los Angeles, CA.
Fil-Am Image Awards event will be held at Florentine Gardens located at 5951 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood, California 90028 on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am. The event to be hosted by Kababayan L.A.’s Jannelle So and Winston Emano.
A Hollywood Night Theme Party to celebrate the New Year 2013!
An Evening of Glitter and Glamour! Red Carpet with L.A.’s Paparazzi
7:00pm – Red Carpet Arrivals
8:00pm – Award Ceremonies
10:30pm – After Party til 2:00am
For the Benefit of SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans)
$25 Admission – No Host Bar & Food
Catered Food by L.A. Rose Cafe available for sale
For tickets & info: 818.455.3633
The Award categories are: Legends, Icons, Leaders, Luminary – Fashion and Beauty and Fabulous Filipinas.
Other awardees includes: Bernardo Bernando, Jannelle So, Mary Lyn T. Sanga, Benny Uy, Lorian Fausto and many more.
About Boy Lizaso:
Boy Lizaso, that’s his stage name is an Actor, Producer, Fashion Designer and Owner of Lizaso Haute Couture.
Boy Lizaso to receive the Legend Award which is awarded to community leaders who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor for at least twenty (20) years and have continued to be successful in the same profession.
Their exemplary career accomplishments are legendary and it has made them an inspiration to many.
About Noel S.V. Omega:
Is an Information Technology Professional, owner/consultant at Omega Quadrant, event host, voice-over, community leader, Founder and Board Member of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles.
Noel S.V. Omega to receive the Leader Award which is awarded to acclaimed forerunners in their profession, whether in business, community service or the arts. Their leadership is impeccable and their achievements are exceptional. They can be considered as the movers and shakers in the community.
SIPA enriches and empowers generations of Pilipino Americans and others by providing health and human services, community economic development, and a place where all people of all backgrounds can come together to strengthen community. For more information visit http://www.sipa-online.org/organization
Note: Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV from Diversity News Publications are proud media partners of 1st Annual Fil-Am Image Awards.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Boy Lizaso and Noel S.V. Omega for their awards. We know they deserved it, because they work hard and contribute so much to our community in many ways.
Miss USA Olivia Culpo Wins the Miss Universe 2012 Diamond Nexus Crown at 2012 Miss Universe Competition
On December 19, 2012 Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned the winner of Miss Universe 2012 with the Diamond Nexus Labs crown LIVE during the NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miss Universe Philippines, Janine Tugonon, is declared first runner-up. Miss Teen USA 2012, Logan West, and Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes congratulates Miss Universe winner Olivia Culpo. The 2012 Miss Universe was held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino located 3663 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Miss Universe 2012 was hosted by Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic.
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Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island as the middle child of five. The 20 year-old comes from a family of avid musicians. Culpo and her siblings each play different instruments and she is an accomplished cellist. Her other interests include watching movies, visiting museums, attending concerts, and making people laugh. The last time Miss USA won the title of Miss Universe was in 1997.
Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” and Giuliana Rancic, co-anchor of “E! News,” hosted the “2012 MISS UNIVERSE Competition.” Jeannie Mai of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” provided behind-the-scenes commentary throughout the LIVE telecast. Three-time Grammy-Award winning band, Train, and Australian Singing and Dancing Sensation, Timomatic performed.
The judges who sealed the fate of this year’s winner included: Pablo Sandoval, Two-Time World Series Champion and MVP with the San Francisco Giants; Nigel Barker, Photographer and host of Oxygen’s new series The Face; Diego Boneta, Singer and Actor best known for starring role in “Rock of Ages” film; Scott Disick, TV Personality from the E! Network; Brad Goreski, Celebrity Stylist and Star of Bravo’s It’s a Brad, Brad World; Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Star of Iron Chef and Award-Winning Chef; Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 and Face of L’Oreal; Claudia Jordan, TV & Radio Personality and competitor on the upcoming series All-Star Celebrity Apprentice; Kerri Walsh Jennings, three-time US Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball; Lisa Vanderpump, Star on Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and new series Vanderpump Rules.
Throughout the two-hour event, contestants from nearly 90 countries and territories around the world competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes of Angola, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast.
First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Philippines, Janine Tugonon will assume the duties of Miss Universe 2012 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Venezuela, Irene Sofiá Esser Quintero.
Rest of Top Five: Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris and Miss Universe Brazil, Gabriela Markus.
Rest of Top Ten: Miss Russia, Elizabeth Golonova; Miss Universe France, Marie Payet; Miss Universe Hungary, Agnes Konkoly; Miss Universe South Africa, Melinda Bam; and Miss Universe Mexico, Karina Gonzalez.
Rest of Top Sixteen: Miss Universe Turkey, Cagil Ozge Özkul; Miss Universe Peru, Nicole Faveron; Miss Universe Poland, Marcelina Zawadzka; Miss Universe Croatia, Elizabeta Burg; Miss Universe Kosovo, Diana Avdiu; and Miss Universe India, Shilpa Singh.
Miss Photogenic Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Kosovo, Diana Avdiu. An expert panel chose the delegate they thought best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.
Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Guatemala, Laura Godoy Calle. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.
The Miss Universe® 2012 prize package includes: a year’s supply of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; swimwear wardrobe by Kooey Australia; a year’s supply of makeup products from MAC; a year’s supply of sun care products from Australian Gold; a one-year
scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss Universe; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; dermatology and skincare
services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel
opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; year-long consultation with a fashion stylist; and access to a personal appearance wardrobe.
About The Miss Universe Pageant:
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today.
As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Universe is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness for HIV/Aids prevention. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com.
Follow Miss Universe:
o Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/OfficialMissUniverse
o YouTube: www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUniverse
o Twitter: TheRealMissU, Miss UniverseOrg
You can read more about Miss Olivia Culpo on Diversity News Magazine at http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2012/06/miss-rhode-island-usa-olivia-culpo-crowned-miss-usa-2012-during-live-nbc-telecast-on-june-3-2012/#.UNKdX299LSg
Photos credit to: Greg Harbaugh/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP.
Sources: Miss Universe Organization, Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Miss USA Olivia Culpo who also Wins the Miss Universe 2012. We wish the best on her career.
Cassadee Pope Crowned the Winner of ‘The Voice’ Season 3 live on NBC on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Cassadee Pope to receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.
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Cassadee Blake Pope (born August 28, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and is the lead vocalist of the pop rock band Hey Monday, which is currently on hiatus as of December 2011. With the band she released the studio album, Hold on Tight and threeextended plays. Hey Monday toured with bands such as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low andYellowcard. Since the band’s hiatus, she embarked on a solo career which was announced in December 2011, but reassured fans that the band was not “broken up.” In early 2012 she played her first acoustic solo tour before releasing her debut solo EP in May later that year. She took part in the third season of NBC‘s The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012.
Photo credit to: Tyler Golden and Trae Patton/NBC.
Sources: Wikipedia, NBC Universal
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Cassadee Pope for winning the singing competition and to all the other participants who were part of the television show. We wish them the best in their entertainment career.
Also Tonight, Letterman Gives Fellow Kennedy Center Honoree Hoffman a Sign of His Affection after Receiving High Praise from the Academy Award-Winning Actor.
Actor Dustin Hoffman cozies up to pop supergroup One Direction when he crashes their interview during the band’s first appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN Friday, Dec. 7.
Letterman, who throughout the show references the “giant couch” that One Direction will be sitting on during their interview, introduces the band to come out on stage. As Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan shake hands with Dave and sit down on the couch, Dustin Hoffman, also a guest on the show, comes out on stage. The Academy Award-winning actor makes his way to sit at the end of the sofa with the band and, after asking to sit on Letterman’s lap (which the host rebuffs), he plants a big smooch on a laughing Niall Horan, to the amusement of his bandmates and the audience. After Hoffman leaves the stage, Letterman jokes, “Good heavens, what a slut!”
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Earlier in the show, Hoffman, who, like Letterman, was an honoree at THE 35TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, is effusive in his praise of Letterman as an artist, calling him a satirist on the level of Will Rogers. Letterman, to show his thanks for Hoffman’s kind words, plants a big kiss on the laughing actor.
The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.
Video credit to: CBS
Photo credit to: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS
Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY® Award winners and/or nominees, will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 5 (live 10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT/9:00 PM, CT) on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
Following the one-hour live broadcast, guests will experience a one-hour exclusive concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® are on sale now and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800-745-3000.
This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s broadcast of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second-largest in history. The broadcast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments, with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live broadcast.
LL COOL J has hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night since its inception in December 2008, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 and broadcast on CBS (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT).
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
Source: CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Logo credit to: CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Vice President Joe Biden To Appear in NBC’s Parks and Recreation Airing on November 15 at 9:30-10 p.m. ET
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. November 8, 2012 — Vice President Joe Biden makes a cameo appearance as himself in a scene filmed in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington, D.C., on an episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” that will be broadcast on Thursday, November 15 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).
In scenes from the upcoming “Leslie vs. April” episode that were filmed last July, Biden appears with “Parks and Recreation” stars Amy Poehler (as Leslie Knope) and Adam Scott (as Ben Wyatt).
After successfully running a campaign for Congressman Murray in Washington, D.C., Ben decided it was time to move back to Pawnee, where he proposed to Leslie. In the scene with Vice President Biden, Ben and Leslie find themselves back in the nation’s capital to gather Ben’s personal belongings — but Ben arranges a surprise meeting for Leslie.
The scene with Vice President Biden was shot in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office, also known as the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. The historic chamber was recently restored to its original style. The office’s large formal desk was first used by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 and has been used by many other Presidents and Vice Presidents since. The inside of the top drawer has been signed by many of the office-holders since the 1940s, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Walter Mondale.
“Vice-President Biden is both Leslie’s political hero and her number-one celebrity crush, so meeting him is obviously a huge moment for her,” said Mike Schur, executive producer of “Parks and Recreation.” “We looked at a number of actors to OK the role of ‘Vice-President Joe Biden,’ and ultimately, Joe Biden himself gave the best audition.” (Please click on the photos to view regular size)
“Meeting Vice President Biden was a thrill for me and for Leslie,” said Poehler. “He was a good sport and a great improviser. The Vice President maintained his composure while I harassed him and invaded his personal space. The nation of ‘Parks and Rec’ will be forever grateful.”
During the same visit to Washington, the show – which typically films in Los Angeles — also filmed a scene with Senators Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer and John McCain for the series’ season premiere episode which aired September 20.
The Emmy Award-nominated “Parks and Recreation” is currently in its fifth season.
From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels (NBC’s “The Office,” “King of the Hill”) and Michael Schur (NBC’s “The Office,” “Saturday Night Live”), “Parks and Recreation” is a hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Emmy nominee Poehler, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Baby Mama”) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
“Parks and Recreation” is a production of Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television. Along with Daniels and Schur, Howard Klein (“The Office”), David Miner (“30 Rock”), Daniel J. Goor (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,”Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) and Morgan Sackett (“Parks and Recreation”) also serve as executive producers for the series.
Photos by: David Giesbrecht/NBC
Carrie Underwood, P!nk and Pitbull will all perform on “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” Nov. 18th
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, dick clark productions (dcp) announced that Carrie Underwood, P!nk and Pitbull will all perform on “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards®.” They join previously announced performers, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park and Christina Aguilera on this year’s show which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.).