Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television Group to be Honor at 2013 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner
Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner Last Stop for Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on way to Supreme Court
LOS ANGELES – March 19, 2013, The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today announced the 2013 Los Angeles Gala on Saturday March 23 at the JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel will celebrate Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the four California plaintiffs challenging Prop. 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court. The dinner will be their last public event in their home state of California before they head to Washington for the oral argument, which begins on March 26.
In addition to the Prop. 8 plaintiffs, this year’s dinner will include other champions of equality including former Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire, who signed marriage equality into law in 2012 and then helped lead the historic campaign against the efforts to overturn the law, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano, and Rob Reiner, a board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of Prop. 8. ABC’s Tom Bergeron will host the event and actress Kerry Washington will make a special appearance. HRC will honor Disney/ABC Television Group with its Corporate Equality Award for the company’s steadfast support of equality for the LGBT community. The award will be presented to the company’s president, Anne Sweeney.
WHAT: Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Media arrival at 5:00 p.m. / Arrivals 6:00 p.m. / Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015
WHO: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo
Christine Gregoire, Former Washington Governor
Congressman Mark Takano
Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television Group
Rob Reiner, actor, director, and American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) board member
Tom Bergeron, host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos
Kerry Washington, actress
Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets go to www.hrcladinner.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign:
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 visit http://www.hrc.org/
About The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee:
The Los Angeles Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign is a diverse volunteer group of individuals working each and every day to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and straight-supportive people in this area. For more information visit http://hrcladinner.com/about_us.html
About Anne Sweeney:
Anne Sweeney is co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses. For more information visit The Walt Disney Company.
Media Credentialing: Media pre-registration is required and space is limited. All media must be pre-registered and approved for a credential. To request credentials for the dinner, please contact Paul Guequierre at email@example.com.
Source: Human Rights Campaign, The Walt Disney Company
Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show Hosts Pop Artist Zhavea’s Debut “Not In My Life” at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
Next show Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show set for Thursday, April 4, 2013 includes 3rd Annual Anniversary Paparazzi Comedy Awards!
Paparazzi comedy & variety show now every first Thursday at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club (formerly known as BB Kings Night club) showcases not only the best in comedy entertainment but features recording artists and upcoming bands.
West Indian Pop Princess Zhavea debuted her new song “Not In My Life” on March 7, 2013. Hosts Kente Scott (Antwone Fisher) and Janet Rousseau (WOW) offered a night of unstoppable laughter with a cast of the funniest comedians touring the world. Kristi McHugh (Millionare Matchmaker), Boo Kapone (White T), Treluv, Brando Murphy (Sons of Comedy), Samantha Abrams and Headliners The Famous Mooney Twins, took the stage to a delightful crowd.
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The Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show is produced by Gisele Rebeiro from Party By 5. Celebrity guests attending the event were Recording Artist Glitter Rose (performing “Buda Negra” June 6 at Paparazzi Comedy), Trinity Marquez, Zack Purdy, Carlina Rebeiro (Miss Westchester Teen USA 2014), Destiny Mason (Dexter), Mason Pryor (Sons of Comedy), and many others.
The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club also hosts a Podcast. The Dick and Darren Show has been a fan favourite in the Comedy Podcast section of iTunes for over three years. They interview all the top Comedians in the Los Angeles area, often at the Comedy Clubs they are performing at. Darren Carter has been on the Tonight Show, Showtime and BET and starred in several feature films. Dangerous Dick Spenneberg has been in radio for 20 years as a Talk Show Host in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Dick and Darren Show just won an award at the LA Comedy Awards for Funniest Comedy Podcast. DJ Promoter James Franco Jr., keeps the room moving and upbeat weekly for all the upcoming shows. Including Jon Lovitz himself who performs monthly at the venue. Each celebrity 21+ that attended the event took home a bottle of complimentary wine by Bel Air Beverages. Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show also features before the show a red carpet for the celebrities photos and interviews. For the event photos can be found on Partyby5, PRphotos, and Wire Image.
The 3rd Annual Anniversary Paparazzi Comedy Awards will take place April 4, 2013. Comics can submit an application to be considered for nomination, no self nominations accepted. Application, rules and fees will be posted on www.paparazzicomedy.com
Already nominees include Steven Escobar, Diversity News TV, Stevie Mack, Stevie Mack Radio and the Peoples Choice Award. Fans can vote via Facebook & You tube “Likes” and Twitter.
Endorsements of Paparazzi Comedy & Variety Show includes Nina J Hair, Bad Azz Shoes, Bel Air Beverages, Bartels Harley Davidson, Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications, Diversity News TV, Splash Magazines and KD Luxe Jewelry.
For Free tickets limited to first 50 people (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), it includes Special $3 Valet with validation after 7:00 pm., 2 item minimum purchase required. Regular tickets are $10 and can be purchase in advance at www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com, or for more information visit www.paparazzicomedy.com
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club located at 1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608 offers a full dinner menu with full bar service.
Note: If you have RSVP in the past and did not show up or cancelled within 24 hrs your next reservation will not be honored.
Photos credit to: Gisele Rebeiro/PartyBy5.com “The Shooter Diva”
Diversity News Magazine Special Print Edition Holiday Issue Featuring Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds
On Friday, December 21, 2012 Diversity News Publications published
Diversity News Magazine Special Print Edition Holiday Issue Featuring Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds.
As of December 22, 2012 the magazine was published on MagCloud (To buy it go now to: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/489691). Please remember to read and find out why our team decided to featured on the front cover of our special magazine Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds.
The magazine is published in partnership with Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP. MagCloud and is available to be order in print for $7.99 or digital for $3.57, just click http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/489691 or visit Diversity News Magazine for the entire collection at http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/aboutus/special-print-magazine/#.UO5l9299LSg.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 People Magazine (www.people.com) Named Jennifer Lopez as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. Jennifer Lopez will never have to fear the dreaded bottom three! The ‘American Idol’ judge has been named People‘s 2011 World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
Despite her success over the years as a singer, actress, and now judge, Jennifer told People that she was excited to top the list. “Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored,” she says. “I feel not worthy, you know? I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!”
Jennifer believes that her beauty isn’t on the surface but comes from how she feels on the inside. “I think it’s because I have a lot of love in my life,” she tells the magazine. “I feel lucky to be an attractive person, but I’ve always felt that real beauty always comes from your heart.”
But the one thing she wants people to remember? She has to look beautiful and glammed up for her job. “I don’t want anybody thinking it’s easy,” she explains. “It does take time and it’s hard work. HDTV wide-screen is nobody’s friend!”
Other female celebs joining Jennifer as “World’s Beautiful 2011″ honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Simpson and Emma Stone, while male stars like Zac Efron, Ryan Reynolds and Kellan Lutz also made the list.
About Jennifer Lopez:
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), often nicknamed J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train.
Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena (1997), in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. She earned her second ALMA Award for her performance in Out of Sight (1998). She has since starred in various films, including The Wedding Planner (2001),Maid in Manhattan (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), and The Back-up Plan (2010).
Lopez came to prominence within the music industry following the release of her debut studio album On the 6 (1999) which spawned the number one hit single “If You Had My Love“. Her second studio album J.Lo (2001) was a commercial success, selling eight million copies worldwide. J to tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002) became her second consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 while her third and fourth studio albums – This Is Me… Then(2002) and Rebirth (2005) – peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. In 2007, she released two albums including her first full Spanish-language album Como Ama una Mujer, and her fifth English studio album Brave. Returning to music with a new record label, Lopez is scheduled to release her seventh studio album, titled Love?, on April 19, 2011. Its single “On the Floor” is currently impacting charts worldwide. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including two Grammy Award nominations; two Latin Grammy Awardnominations; three American Music Awards, amongst six nominations; and the estimated sale of over 55 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked her as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. Lending her musical knowledge to others, Lopez is currently a member of the judging panel of American reality television competition American Idol.
She led People en Español‘s list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in February 2007. She has parlayed her media fame into a fashion line and various perfumes with her celebrity endorsement. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Lopez advocates human rights, vaccinations and is a supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Photo Cover Credit to: People.com
At 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.
Approximatively 1000 HRC supporters showed at the event, including celebrities, politicians, media representatives, and volunteers. Selected celebrities and personalities walked the red carpet.
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.
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.
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
Photos Courtesy of Celebrity Photographer Daniela Hubbard from Daniela Hubbard Photography & Events/Celebrity Photographer Rodrigo Vaz from Rodrigo Vaz Photos for Los Angeles County Events Examiner & Diversity News Magazine. (C) 2011 By Rodrigo Vaz & Diversity News Publications.
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Also article was published first on The LA County Events Examiner page of Examiner.com
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