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.
Lizaso Haute Couture Presented RED 12-12-12 Holiday Fashion and Awards Show Honoring L.A.’s Most Fascinating People 2012
December 12, 2012 by Esteban "Steven" Escobar
Filed under Award Shows, Award Winners, Beauty Pageants, Beauty Queens, Celebrities, Community News, Entertainment News, Events, Fashion Shows, Featured, FEATURES, International News, Media, US News
Lizaso Haute Couture Presented RED 12-12-12 Holiday Fashion and Awards Show Honoring L.A.’s Most Fascinating People 2012.
While American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality Barbara Walters Presented “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012″ 12-12-12 on ABC, Boy Lizaso from Lizaso Haute Couture Presented 12-12-12 an Avant Garde Holiday Fashion and Award Show Presentation Honoring L.A.’s Most Fascinating People 2012.
The Holiday Fashion and Awards show was held at Celebrity Center International at 5930 Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, CA 90028 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The price for tickets were a donation at the door to benefit L.A. Karilagan Lions Club District 4-L3, Eye Medical Mission to the Philippines and ABS CBN Foundation International Adopt-A-School.
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The event featured guest artist performance by Javier Di Francesco from Paraguay, Fashion Show, Appetizers, Red Carpet Arrivals and Awards presentation.
The awards and recognition presented were for Most Fascinating Lady in Red of the Year 2012, Most Fascinating Person of the Year 2012 and Most Fascinating Couple of the Year 2012.
Some of the people honored received a red rose and awards as Most Fascinating Lady in Red 12-12-12 and Most Fascinating Person of the Year 2012. The awards and roses were presented by Actor, Philanthropist, Producer and Fashion Designer Boy Lizaso and Philippine Consul General Maria Helen Barber De La Vega. The event was hosted by FACC-LA Noel S.V. Omega.
Among all the fans and guests were Published Book Author Lourdes Duque Baron from Scripted In Heaven and writer/reporter Fe P. Koons.
Photos credit to: Gisele Rebeiro from PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine and Examiner.com
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Editor’s Note: To find out who are all the honorees please watch the videos. Thank you.
The Gallery LA Fashion Night Out at the Beverly Hills Porsche Presents Designs by Dina Bar-El and Anthony Franco
On September 6, 2012 Wella Professionals presents The Gallery Los Angeles Fashion’s Night Out at the Beverly Hills Porsche located at 8425 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90211 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm..
Mickey Koffman the Producer of L.A. Fashion Weekend from The Gallery Los Angeles produced and hosted the traditional event where over 300 people attended.
Guests had the pleasure to enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, beauty treatments by Nine Zero One and Napoleon Perdis. California Apparel News, The LA Fashion Magazine and American Gentlemen are some of the print magazines that provided a copy of their magazine for review. The red carpet arrivals was located outside facing the line of lovely Porsches. The location was perfect for people to mingle and enjoy the cooler weather during the summer season. (Please click on the photos to view them regular size).
The main attraction was the fashion show to showcase two designer’s collections. Dina Bar-El who presented her designs with flare. Her collection consists of Satin Slip dresses, sparkle, and lovely layers of sheer beauty. The dresses were gorgeous, and made the models look stunning.
The talented Anthony Franco presented his style for men that you do not see often on the runway. A video was shown before his work was viewed. His collection looks very sexy and mysteries. Suits galore for the men were presented. The fabric textures, colors and fit were great for fall. The women’s collection added sparkle to pants suits, and shine to dresses.
Some of the following sponsors contribute to this successful fashion event. L.A. Fashion Weekend, Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Bibby Financial Services, Napoleon Perdis, California ApparelNews, Little Black Dress Vodka, The LA Fashion Magazine, Diabolo, American Gentleman Magazine, Runway Magazine and many more.
A special thank you to Beverly Hills Porsche for allowing this special event to be presented at their location.
About The Gallery L.A./Mikey Koffman:
Mikey Koffman, an original member of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, has been producing L.A. Fashion Weekend, through her fashion marketing firm, The Gallery L.A. for seven seasons now. Koffman also produces runway shows in conjunction with the Magic International tradeshow.
L.A. Fashion Weekend features unbelievable branding opportunities for the most elite products and services as well as extensive exposure from the local, national and international press. L.A. Fashion Weekend attracts media (Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, Huffington Post, Access Hollywood, MTV, Diversity News Magazine, Examiner.com), stylists, buyers (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Fred Segal, Maxfield) and celebrities/notables (Jack Black, Jeremy Piven, Heather Locklear, Mena Suvari, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa).
Koffman, featured on the first season of the hit Showtime series, “The Real L Word,” and KTLA morning news segment “Thank God It’s Fashion”, has unmatched experience growing emerging lines into full-fledged brands, and has garnered her place among the fashion elite. For more information visit www.thegalleryla.com or www.losangelesfw.com
Photos credit to: (C) Bob Delgadillo from Bob Delgadillo Events Photographer, Nelson Shen from Nelson Photo Images, and Stella Gomez from Disco Stella’s Pics for Diversity News Magazine of Diversity News Publications.
100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 benefits Gawad Kalinga not ABS-CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163 with 2 Million Pesos
July 29, 2012 by Esteban "Steven" Escobar
Filed under Award Shows, Awards, Breaking News, Charity, Community News, Entertainment News, Events, Featured, FEATURES, Fundraising, International News, Uncategorized, US News
Mr. Tony Olaes, Exectuive Director of Gawad Kalinga USA, and one of the Business Entrepreneur Awardee will donate his own money to Bantay Bata 163 and match the ONE MILLION PESOS on behalf of the 100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 project and the 99 other awardees. A total goal of 2 MILLION PESOS were granted that night. (2 million Philippine pesos = $50. 000.00 U.S. dollars)
It was advertise as a benefit event for ABS-CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163, due to the controversy the got out of control of Pay for Play and media company ABS-CBN drop out as benefiting organization two days before the event.
On Saturday, July 28, 2012 Philippine Children’s Charities, Inc., and the Press Photographers Philippines-USA, Inc., held their first ever in history public recognition of the 100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the USA 2012 for their chosen careers or their civic contributions to our Diverse society. The event known as a Black Tie Event and Awards Night. The event was held at Universal Hilton Hotel located 555 Universal Hollywood Drive in the city of Universal City, CA 91608 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The cost of the dinner and award tickets for the event were $60.00.
“PPP-USA officers and members would like to extend our congratulations to Ms. Darna Omayam, all 100 Fil-Am awardees and all those who have been involved to make this event happen. Being a part of a trustworthy and reliable charity project was the most exciting, overwhelming experience a person could ever be proud of in his lifetime.” said Anthony Castillo (PPP-USA).
Tony Olaes, Director of Gawad Kalinga from CA, USA was the recipient of One Million Pesos. Gawad Kalinga (GK), which means to “give care” in Filipino, is officially known as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. In the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga is building empowered communities by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.. For more info visit http://gk1world.com/
For those who wondering what happen to, here is a copy of an email we received from a private source: “ABS CBN Foundation International has decided to withdraw from its scheduled participation in the 100 Outstanding Filipino Americans dinner sponsored by Philippine Children’s Charities and its founder, Ms. Darna Umayan. After careful deliberation, the board of directors of the Foundation has concluded today that recent statements made by Ms. Umayan will make it untenable for ABS CBN Foundation International to be part of this initiative. The Foundation regrettably has also decided to decline the planned donation to Bantay Bata.” said Mr. Raffy Lopez, ABS CBN Foundation International Bantay Bata 163.
The black tie event and award night featured grand entrance parade of colors of PP-USA, Inc officers and members. The USA and Lupang Hinirang, the national anthem of the Philippines was sung. Welcome remarks were made by event project director Darna B. Umayam and Sid Guerrero, president of PPP-USA, Inc. The guests enjoyed an 8 course dinner while been entertain by Anthony Paul, Nicole Villalon, Sheila Ferrari and Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance group. Daniel R. Espiritu, Deputy Consul General and Robbie Fabian, President of ABS-CBN Foundation were a no show. The event concluded with presentation of all the 100 Oustanding Filipino Americans in the USA Awardees.
The 100 Oustanding Filipino Americans in the USA 2012 was master of ceremonies were Sheila Ferrari, Antoinette Taus and Liza Dino.
As of date of this article, we have requested the names of the awardees and per Ms. Darna B. Umayam due to a mutual agreement with the awardees their names will not be released. Here is the response our editorial office received in e-mail dated August 2, 2012 from Ms. . Darna B. Umayam stating: “The awardees themselves and all of us decided we will not publish the names of the awardees to protect all of them. There were photos taken and publish in public. Other publications understood where we are coming from. I hope you will understand too. I told all newspapers we will release after the event. Things happen.”
Source: Wikipedia, Diversity News TV on Blip TV and YouTube
Photos credit to: Gisele Rebeiro from PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine.
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine from Diversity News Publications was honored to witness an overall success event organized by Ms. Darna B. Umayam, which she took so much controversy and heat from various people and mainly from “Uncensored media outlet PinoyWatchDog.com” who claims this event was Ms. Umayam friends event and that some of them have to “Pay for Play”. Our comment was that is up to Fil-Am decision and their own money on how they want to use it, which means in any way they want it, even if they have to buy an award!
Partyby5.com to present Paparazzi Comedy Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s Night August 3rd, 8pm at Marina Venice Yacht Club
On Sunday, July 22, 2012 Celebrity photographer and comedy Executive producer Gisele Rebeiro from Partyby5.com announced that they will produce Paparazzi Comedy presents Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s Night Aug 3rd, 8pm – 11:30 pm $10 donation.
Paparazzi Comedy now every First Friday at Marina Venice Yacht Club (inside Marina City Club) 4333 Admiralty way G-2 West Tower in Marina Del Rey, CA 8pm -11:30pm. Featuring the funniest comedians as seen at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, Comedy Central, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, The Tonight Show and more….
Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s Night First Friday Aug 3rd will feature Skillz Hudson “Raymond”, and Malik Barnhardt “Mike B” (Next Day Air), with Brando Murphy, Headlining. Also appearing, Jason Hadley (Jon Lovitz Comedy Club) ,Perry Kurtz (Tonight Show, Comedy Central), Bella Kurtz (Youngest Comedian that writes her own material), Janet Rousseau (W.O.W. at the HaHa Comedy Club), Stevie Mack (Stevie Mack Radio)., Aldo Juliano and Tommy Otis (Car Warriors). Just added to the line-up for Aug 3rd show: Actress/Comedian Beth Payne….she killed the last show and is coming back to finish off the survivors!!
Paparazzi Comedy is Produced by Gisele www.partyby5.com Every First Friday and event you won’t want to miss. Portions of the proceeds will benefit Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s. Donations $10 members $5.
Paparazzi Comedy brings Hollywood to the Marina, it is live and takes place every first Friday of the month. The event is free for members of the club, but they ask for $10 donation. For more information contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
This article post is in part sponsored by www.partyby5.com (Click logo to visit website).
Paparazzi Comedy Celebrates 2 Years Anniversary of Comedy Nights at Marina Venice Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey
After they held their comedy show at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, then they move to Canal Club in Venice Beach, but Paparazzi Comedy finds their permanent home at Marina Venice Yacht Club, in Marina City Club in Marina del Rey.
On Friday, July 6, 2012 celebrity photographer and comedy producer Gisele Rebeiro from Partyby5.com produced her 2 Year Anniversary of Paparazzi Comedy at located 4333 Admiralty Way in the city of Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
The event featured a Paparazzi taking photos of the comedians and guests, cupcakes, a red carpet, appetizers, a group of funny of diverse comedians such as Kristi McHugh, Beth Payne, David Lucas, Skillz Hudson, Roger Rodd, Tre Stewart, Ali Breen, Stevie Mack, Roxy Rich, Janet Rousseau and many more.
Paparazzi Comedy brings Hollywood to the Marina. Is live and takes place every first Friday of the month. The event is free for members of the club, but they ask for $10 donation. For more information contact at email@example.com.
Other authors signing their books were Joseph Nassise signed By the Blood of Heroes: The Great Undead War Book I; Hugh Sterbakov signed City Under the Moon; Michael Mallory signed The Mural; and Richard Finney signed Demon Days: Angel of Light. (Click on the photos to view larger size).
Actor Seth Green who worked with Mike Myers on Austin Powers in Goldmember made an appearance, including recording hit artist FAWN and actress DeeDee Bigelow.
Something strange has changed in Josiah. He has awoken with the power to give life to the dead. And he isn’t the only one with an amazing new ability. Halfway across the world, his brother Horace discovers his very presence can kill.
The brothers’ powers are not a secret to everyone, however. The vampiric witch Ogam plans to claim them for his own. The only hope for the brothers’ safety is to escape to the otherworld known as Alta, where they can realize the true power of their supernatural gifts.
Will they be able to defeat Ogam ,or will he take their love, their family, and their very souls?
Nerves is an inventive dark fantasy novel that transports readers into an entirely new world never before seen in film, television, or in the written word.
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About Book Author John Palisano:
John Palisano is well known to readers of Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Phobophobia, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, the Bram Stoker nominated Midnight Walk, and many other dark publications.
NERVES is his debut novel and he brings to it a bucketful of fear, terror, and pathos.
It is a very sad day today to write and report about a very important person and known as a Rock n’ roll icon, TV personality, radio pioneer and media producer mogul Dick Clark who died on Wednesday, April 18th of a heart attack following a medical procedure at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California at age 82. Dick Clark is survived by his wife Kari, and his three children Richard Augustus II, Duane, and Cindy.
“Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Dick Clark. With “American Bandstand,” he introduced decades’ worth of viewers to the music of our times. He reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer. And, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year. But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel – as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was. As we say a final “so long” to Dick Clark, America’s oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends – which number far more than he knew.” said USA President Barack Obama.
“One of the real draws when we purchased Dick Clark Productions was the opportunity to build on the tremendous foundation of programming that this icon of American broadcasting created. I got to know Dick over the past five years and he was just as personable and warm in person as he was on television. Once you got to know Dick, it was obvious why he was so beloved by his fans. He was in every sense of the word, a giant. Dick Clark will be sorely missed. He was truly one of a kind. said Daniel M. Snyder, Chairman, Dick Clark Productions.
“Dick Clark was an American institution. He was able to replicate the magic he brought to American Bandstand, not once but several times, through The Golden Globes, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and thousands of hours of programming in almost every genre imaginable. He was the first of his kind — a pioneer, entrepreneur and creative visionary who bridged and cultivated the music scene with traditional show business. Dick Clark entertained and touched the lives of several generations. He is truly irreplaceable and will be greatly missed by the employees of our company and millions of fans worldwide.” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Dick Clark Productions.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last six years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.” said Ryan Seacrest, American radio personality, television host, network producer and voice actor.
“DICK CLARK ♥ Thank you for all the memories and for being a stable force in our lives. You will be missed! Rest in Peace beautiful soul ♥.” said Hit Recording Artist and Composer Fawn.
“Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Dick Clark was an entertainment icon, bringing music into the homes of millions of Americans over his nearly 60-year career. His shows “American Bandstand” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” blazed new trails in pop music and became pivotal celebrations of music on television, spotlighting both established and emerging artists. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, friends, fans, and all who have enjoyed his great contributions to music and entertainment. He will be terribly missed, and his legacy will live on forever.” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy.
About Dick Clark:
Richard Wagstaff ”Dick“ Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was a widely recognized American radio and television personality, best known for hosting television’s longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which beamed Times Square‘s New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide.
As host of American Bandstand, with his unparalleled communication skills, he is credited with being a “primary force in legitimizing rock ‘n roll,” not just to teenagers, but also to parents. The show gave countless new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, among whom were Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Talking Heads and Simon and Garfunkel. His shows were among the first where blacks and whites performed on the same stage and the live audience seating was desegregated. Singer Paul Anka claims that his show was responsible for creating a “youth culture,” and due to his youthful appearance, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager.”
As a successful businessperson, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he sold part of late in his life. He also founded the restaurant chain, “American Bandstand Diner,” modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe. Beginning in 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show, similar to the Grammy Awards.
Clark suffered a significant stroke in late 2004. With speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006. Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show through the 2011/2012 show. Clark died on April 18, 2012 at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack following a medical procedure. After his death, President Obama credited him with making “us feel as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was.”
About Dick Clark Productions:
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” as well as weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance.”
dcp owns, maintains and licenses one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries which was recently digitized and is currently available through a new licensing portal, www.dcplicensing.com. Content includes over 30 years of footage from dcp’s award shows as well as historic programs, specials and performances including “American Bandstand,” “The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show,” Elvis and The T.A.M.I. Show.
dcp’s other properties include four “American Bandstand” branded restaurants across the country as well as a state-of-the-art screening room based in Santa Monica, CA which features luxury seating for 25 and full service catering.
In the spring of 2010, dcp announced its stake in Carmel, CA-based Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), producer of the nationally renowned Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, now recognized as one of the best culinary events in the country. In its third year, the four-day event is hosted throughout Pebble Beach Resorts and celebrates 70 celebrity chefs, 250 wineries from around the world, and attracts more than 5,500 attendees. In addition, CLM produces Harvest: Farm-to-Table, a two-day agriculture lifestyle event in the fall and also has two new restaurant projects – Restaurant 1833 and Cannery Row Brewing, which features the largest draft beer selection in Northern California.
dcp continues to develop a wide range of television programming including award shows, special events, entertainment and comedy specials, children’s programming, talk shows, game shows, movies for television and dramatic series for broadcast networks, cable networks, distributors and advertisers reaching audiences of all ages around the world.
dick clark productions also owns licenses “American Bandstand” branded restaurants across the country. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com or http://dickclark.com/.
Pictures credit to: Dick Clark Productions, Wikipedia, Dick Clark Productions Facebook.
Editor’s Note: Dick Clark we are so sad, we were not able to meet you but I attended your popular tv show American Music Awards 2010 and 2011 in Los Angeles and we have posted articles about your other tv productions. We give our condolences to your family and please Rest In Peace.
Hollywood News and Entertainment Media Firm Needs Help to Report Copyright Infringement by Hollywood Film Studio Rep.
On Saturday, January 28, 2012 Diversity News Productions/Publications from Diversity News TV on Blip TV and YouTube Channels announced that it learned that on Friday, January 27 one of their media coverage videos was downloaded and then uploaded on YouTube by an event producer, creating a copyright infringement.
On the same day Diversity News Publications issued an invoice to the company for the footage, a Notification of Copyright Infringement and Unauthorized Use of Diversity News TV footage.
In the letter, Diversity News TV (dba Diversity News Productions/Publications) gave this company person a 10 day deadline to comply by paying the amount billed, or it will forward to its legal council for possible litigation. Also, Diversity News Publications will release the identity of the person and company after the deadline has passed. The deadline was set to February 8, 2012. After that, a public announcement, press conference or press release will be sent to media/press outlets to publicize this copyright infringement.
“I am very sad and disappointed for the actions of this individual. I had so much respect for this person and his/her organization but after seeing my video (Diversity News TV) on his/her YouTube Channel I feel disrespected and violated, so I lost all the respect and admiration for the individual and his/her company.” said Esteban Steven Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, President of Diversity News Publications and Producer and Director of Diversity News TV.
Diversity News Publications stated in a letter dated 1-28-2012 “Diversity News TV DBA Diversity News Productions/Publications is committed to investigating licensing infractions not only to protect our interests, but also to protect the interests of the photographers, videographers, and hosts we work with and represent. We are committed to protecting the intellectual property rights and livelihood of the artists whose work we license. We must enforce our licensing conditions rigorously and feel that your cooperation regarding this matter should be promptly forthcoming. This letter is without prejudice to Diversity News TV’s rights and remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.”
Mr. Escobar added “I just hope they pay the bill to make this matter right. I am also asking my media colleagues to please help us get the word out about this copyright violation and to report the individuals and companies stealing copyrighted material without permission, licensing and/or payment.”
Diversity News TV or Diversity News Magazine does not give permission to anyone to download and upload image(s) or video(s) from their sites. Anyone is free to use the links or link their coverage and even copy the embedded code, but not to download and upload our content.
Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder’s exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works. It often refers to copying intellectual property without the creator’s written permission.
Also most of Diversity News TV Video(s) have the following wording.
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Vanessa Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, Craig Robinson & Corey Reynolds Announced The 43rd NAACP Image Awards Nominees
On Thursday, January 19, 2012 Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Tracee Ellis Ross (Reed Between the Lines), Craig Robinson (The Office) & Corey Reynolds ( The Closer) announced the 43rd NAACP Image Awards Nominees during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, CA 90210 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
The event featured a red carpet for photographers to take photos of the celebrities and afterward, press conference where all the nominees categories and names were announced and concluded with celebrities been interview on the red carpet by various media outlets.
The Award winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded
event, which will air live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
The awards show is a production of Vicangelo Films and the executive producer is Vicangelo Bulluck. The event sponsors for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards include UAW/Chrysler, Hyundai, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company and Bank of America.
The following is the list of categories and nominees for the 43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS:
Outstanding Comedy Series
• “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
• Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
• Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
• Pooch Hall – “The Game” (BET)
• Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
• Tia Mowry-Hardrict – “The Game” (BET)
• Tracee Ellis Ross – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
• Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
• Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
• J.B. Smoove – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
• Nick Cannon – “Up All Night” (NBC)
• Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
• Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Maya Rudolph – “Up All Night” (NBC)
• Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
• “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• Andre Braugher – “Men of A Certain Age” (TNT)
• Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
• L.L. Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
• Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
• James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
• Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA Network)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
• “Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (ABC)
• “Luther” (BBC America)
• “The Least Among You” (Showtime)
• “Thurgood” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Esai Morales – “We Have Your Husband” (Lifetime)
• Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
• Laurence Fishburne – “Thurgood” (HBO)
• Louis Gossett, Jr. – “The Least Among You” (Showtime)
• Samuel L. Jackson – “The Sunset Limited ” (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Anika Noni Rose – “Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (ABC)
• Jenifer Lewis – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
• Rosario Dawson – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” (Lifetime)
• Tracee Ellis Ross – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Bryton James – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Emerson Brooks – “All My Children” (ABC)
• James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
• Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young & the Restless” (CBS)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Yvette Freeman – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America” (BET)
• “Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
• “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
• “Unsung” (TV One)
• “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
• “Anderson” (Syndicated)
• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
• “The Doctors” (Syndicated)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Series
• “All-American Muslim” (TLC)
• “American Idol” (FOX)
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Sunday Best” (BET)
• “Tia & Tamera” (Style Network)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “2011 BET Awards” (BET)
• “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
• “Oprah Presents: Master Class” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
• “Prince! Behind the Symbol” (The Africa Channel)
• “UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Chaka Khan” (BET)
Outstanding Children’s Program
• “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• “Dora The Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
• “Go, Diego! Go!” (Nickelodeon)
• “I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View” (HBO)
• “My Family Tree” (Disney Channel)
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
• China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
• Lance Robertson – “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nickelodeon)
• Leon Thomas III – “Victorious” (Nickelodeon)
• Zendaya Coleman – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)
Outstanding New Artist
• Committed (Epic)
• Diggy Simmons (Atlantic Records)
• Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (Columbia Records)
• Mindless Behavior (Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records)
• Wynter Gordon (Big Beat/Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
• Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
• Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
• Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
• Chris Brown (Jive Records)
• Common (Warner Bros. Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
• Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
• Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
• Ledisi (Verve Forecast)
• Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• Boyz II Men (Benchmark Entertainment/MSM Music Group)
• Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona (Elektra Records)
• Mary J. Blige feat. Drake (Geffen)
• Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
• The Roots (Island Def Jam Music Group)
Outstanding Jazz Album
• “Chano y Dizzy” – Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez (Concord Music Group Inc.)
• “Friends” – Stanley Jordan (Mack Avenue Records)
• “Guitar Man” – George Benson (Concord Jazz)
• “Legacy” – Gerald Wilson (Mack Avenue Records)
• “Road Show Vol. 2″ – Sonny Rollins (Emarcy)
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
• “Becoming” – Yolanda Adams (N House Music Group)
• “Church on the Moon” – Deitrick Haddon (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “Hello Fear” – Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “Something Big” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
• “The Journey” – Andraé Crouch (RiverPhlo Entertainment)
Outstanding World Music Album
• “Afrodiaspora” – Susana Baca (Luaka Bop)
• “Carnival Fever” – Brother B (King Chero Records)
• “Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” – Boukman Eksperyans (MunckMix,
• “Sounds of Blackness” – Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)
• “The First Grader” – Alex Heffes (Varese Sarabande)
Outstanding Music Video
• “25/8″ – Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
• “Hear My Call” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
• “I Was Here” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “Someone Like You” – Adele (Columbia Records)
• “Where You At” – Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
• “Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “Fool for You feat. Melanie Fiona” – Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
• “I Smile” – Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “So In Love feat. Anthony Hamilton” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
• “Someone Like You” – Adele (Columbia Records)
• “4″ – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
• “F.A.M.E” – Chris Brown (Jive Records)
• “I Remember Me” – Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)
• “Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic Records)
• “The Light of the Sun” – Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
• “A Silken Thread” – Brenda Jackson (Harlequin Kimani Press)
• “Boundaries” – Elizabeth Nunez (Akashic Books)
• “Say Amen, Again” – Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books)
• “Silver Sparrow” – Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)
• “The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel” – Nelson George (Akashic Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
• “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” – Melissa Harris-Perry
(Yale University Press)
• “Super Rich” – Russell Simmons (Gotham Books)
• “The Cosmopolitan Canopy” – Elijah Anderson (W. W. Norton & Company)
• “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
• “Who’s Afraid of Post- Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now” – Toure (Free Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
• “2Grieve 2Gether: A Journal from the Heart Helping Survivors & Supporters Navigate the
Healing Process” – Denise Hall Brown (2Lift 1Up Publishing)
• “A Defining Moment” – Patricia Duncan (IJABA Publishing Inc.)
• “The Loom” – Shella Gillus (Guideposts Books)
• “The Strawberry Letter” – Lyah Le Flore (Ballantine/Random House)
• “We the Animals” – Justin Torres (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography
• “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother” – Janny Scott (Riverhead
• “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” – Manning Marable (Penguin Group (USA)-Viking)
• “My Song” – Harry Belafonte (Knopf)
• “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” – Condoleezza Rice (Crown
• “The John Carlos Story” – John Carlos, Dave Zirin (Haymarket Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
• “A Year to Wellness and Other Weight Loss Secrets” – Bertice Berry (Freeman House
• “Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing” – Synthia Saint James (Create Space)
• “Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom &
Community” – Quraysh Ali Lansana (Teachers & Writers Collaborative)
• “The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of
God ” – T.D. Jakes (Atria Books)
• “Too Important to Fail: Saving America’s Boys” – Tavis Smiley (Author), Juan Roberts,
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
• “Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems” – James Golden (iUniverse)
• “Head Off & Split” – Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly Books / Northwestern University Press)
• “Honoring Genius: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice” – Haki Madhubuti
(Third World Press)
• “Intimate Thoughts” – Darrin Henson (Author), Anna Saunders (Illustrator) (Godzchild
• “Last Seen” – Jacqueline Jones Lamon (University of Wisconsin Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
• “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” – Kwame Alexander (Author), Tim Bowers
(Illustrator) (Sleeping Bear Press)
• “Before There Was Mozart” – Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade Books / Random House Children’s Books)
• “Heart and Soul” – Kadir Nelson (Author/Illustrator) (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of
HarperCollins Children’s Books)
• “White Water” – Michael S. Bandy (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Candlewick
• “You Can Be A Friend” – Tony Dungy (Author), Ron Mazellan (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing – Little Simon)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
• “Camo Girl” – Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – Aladdin)
• “Eliza’s Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary” – Jerdine Nolan (Author), Sadra
Strickland (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – Paula Wiseman Books)
• “Jesse Owens: “I Always Loved Running”" – Jeff Burlingame (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)
• “Kick” – Walter Dean (HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)
• “Planet Middle School” – Nikki Grimes (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
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Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
• “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
• “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
• “Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Eddie Murphy – “Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)
• Laurence Fishburne – “Contagion” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
• Oliver Litondo – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
• Vin Diesel – “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Adepero Oduye – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• Emma Stone – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
• Paula Patton – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
• Zoë Saldana – “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• Anthony Mackie – “The Adjustment Bureau” (Universal Pictures)
• Charles Parnell – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• Don Cheadle – “The Guard” (Sony Pictures Classics)
• Jeffrey Wright – “The Ides of March” (Columbia Pictures)
• Mike Epps – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Bryce Dallas Howard – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
• Cicely Tyson – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
• Kim Wayans – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• Maya Rudolph – “Bridesmaids” (Universal Pictures)
• Octavia Spencer – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
• “I Will Follow” (AFFRM)
• “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
• “MOOZ-lum” (AFFRM)
• “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
• “A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics)
• “Attack the Block” (Screen Gems)
• “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
• “Le Havre” (Janus Films)
• “Life, Above All” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)
• “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” (Sony Pictures Classics)
• “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (Submarine Deluxe)
• “Sing Your Song” (HBO Documentary Films)
• “The Rescuers” (Michael King Productions)
• “Thunder Soul” (Roadside Attractions)
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Arthur Harris – “Reed Between the Lines” – Let’s Talk About Ms. Helen’s Son Part 1 (BET)
• Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
• Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes….Beach Chairs (BET)
• Vali Chandrasekaran – “30 Rock” – It’s Never Too Late For Now (NBC)
• Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio – “Wizards of Waverly Place” – Wizards vs. Angels (Disney Channel)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
• Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – Punching Water (TNT)
• Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – The Bittersweet Science (CBS)
• Lolis Eric Elie – “Treme” – Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues? (HBO)
• Pam Veasey – “Ringer” – Oh Gawd, There’s Two of Them? (The CW)
• Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – I Will Survive (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
• Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
• Ann Peacock – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
• Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
• Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
• Jay Chandrasekhar – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
• Kevin Hooks – “Drop Dead Diva” – Mother’s Day (Lifetime)
• Leonard R. Garner Jr. – “Rules of Engagement” – The Set Up (CBS)
• Miguel Arteta – “How to Make It in America” – Mofongo (HBO)
• Salim Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes/Beach Chairs (BET)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
• Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” – Do Watcha Wanna (HBO)
• Ken Whittingham – “Parenthood” – Opening Night (NBC)
• Kevin Sullivan – “NCIS” – Tell-All (CBS)
• Paris Barclay – “Sons of Anarchy” – Out (FX Network)
• Seith Mann – “Dexter” – Get Gellar (Showtime)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
• Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
• Angelina Jolie – “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
• Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
• Salim Akil – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
• Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its one-half million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their
communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.
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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and good luck.