PADRES, an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families conducted a bone marrow drive at L.A. LIVE to try and help find a match for a child in need.
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American Idol’s Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone participated in the festivities and registered to donate. Attached and below, please find images from the Season of Giving event at L.A. LIVE.
About PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES): is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, and services, while primarily designed for the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL ethnic and economic backgrounds, so that no family is ever turned away. Celebrating 27 years of service, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for treatment. Since 2005, actress Eva Longoria has served as the organization’s National Spokesperson. To learn more about PADRES, please visit http://www.IAmHOPE.org, http://www.facebook.com/
About AEG’s Season of Giving: is an initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness in support of non-profit organizations working on issues of hunger, homelessness and healthcare. During the month of December, a different non-profit organization will be highlighted during a brief program at the Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE.
Photos credit to: Joe Kohen/Invision for AEG/AP Images
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On Monday, January 23, 2012 FOX International Channels and the RCN Television Group (RCN), headquartered in Colombia, jointly announced the formation of joint venture which will launch MundoFOX, a new Spanish-language television network catering to the U.S. Hispanic market. The network, scheduled to launch during the Fall season of 2012 in Hispanic homes nationwide, will aim to bring a similar sensibility as the FOX Network to Latino audiences, with exciting entertainment, best-in-class programing content and differentiation from the limited options currently available to viewers.
“Our partnership with RCN is a key step in the launch of MundoFOX” said Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels. “There is an increasing demand for quality Spanish-language content in the U.S. from both viewers and advertisers. FOX saw similar dynamics in play 25 years ago when it launched the FOX network, and it would be a missed opportunity not to provide an alternative for the 50+ million Latino viewers who currently have limited options in Spanish-language broadcast television. Our partnership with RCN will help us do this and we aim do it in a big way.”
“RCN has provided the main Hispanic networks in the US with much of their prime-time content for over two decades. We now plan to maximize our capabilities and bring an increasing variety of fresh and innovative productions directly to Spanish-speaking viewers. I am certain that FOX is the best partner to make this a successful network,” said Gabriel Reyes, CEO of RCN.
Content for the network will come from several diverse sources, including:
- RCN Television S.A. - the top broadcaster in Colombia. Past successes from this creative force have been the original “Ugly Betty,” called “Betty La Fea”, the only Spanish-Language series to have inspired a mainstream U.S. network drama; and “El Capo”, an action-packed prime time daily series that has broken ratings records in many countries, including the US.
- FOX International Channels – over the last several years, FOX has produced high-quality weekly dramas for prime time that combine US-style, character-driven story-telling and visuals with Latino sensibility. Additionally, it has produced gripping factual series and a wide array of lifestyle shows.
- FOX Deportes – the #1 sports brand for the U.S. Hispanic market, with exclusive U.S. Spanish-language rights to the UFC, as well as various soccer tournaments, including Copa Santander Libertadores, Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana, and European tournaments. Some of these events will be broadcast on MundoFOX.
- Shine Group – one of the leading producers of unscripted and scripted programming worldwide (including hit formats “The Biggest Loser”, “MasterChef” and “One Born Every Minute” and successful international dramas including “Merlin” and “The Hour”), will be producing their first original Spanish language content for MundoFOX.
- NTN24 – RCN’s international, 24-hour channel that offers Spanish-language news, analysis, opinion, sports and entertainment news programs from a uniquely Latin point of view. NTN24 also produces online, English language content with an emphasis on news from the Americas.
- Third-party Suppliers – additionally, MundoFOX will license and/or commission original programs and movies from a variety of third party producers, both from the English-language world as well as Spanish.
Although distribution is currently being established, MundoFOX has plans to be carried on stations covering 75% of US households. The network currently has several affiliate deals being finalized in top Hispanic markets across the country. For more information about MundoFox visit http://us.mundofox.com/
About FOX International Channels:
FOX International Channels operates 350 channels in 35 countries, and most recently achieved great success with a consortium of three cable networks targeting the U.S. Hispanic consumer: FOX Deportes, Utilisima and NatGeo Mundo. RCN is one of the largest producers and exporters of Spanish-language television in the world and operates cable channels throughout the Americas.
FOX International Channels, is a unit of News Corporation, (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A). All FOX and STAR branded channels are fully owned by News Corporation.
Graphic logos credit to: http://www.foxinternationalchannels.com/
Editor’s Note: So FOX wants to compete with established networks? Do you think the current Latin Spanish Networks are ready to compete? We hope this new network can bring new jobs to the USA and abroad. We want to also wish them good luck in the USA with the new TV Network.
US Magazine reported on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 that Kara DioGuardi has dealt with far worse things than judge-table spats on American Idol.
In a frank new memoir, A Helluva High Note, the music industry vet and former Idol judge, 40, reveals that she suffered molestation as a a child and, as a young adult, was date-raped by a prominent music producer.
DioGuardi says that, at age 11, a teenaged family friend repeatedly molested her. “On one particular day, he took me into the the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my [body],” DioGuardi writes in an excerpt at E! News. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”
Another painful secret: In 2000, as her music career rose, she went on a date with a “fairly known producer,” who sexually forced himself upon her after a cordial dinner.
“[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” DioGuardi writes.
She kept the violent date-rape secret for fear it would ruin her career, she says.
DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a “hugely successful artist” who was obsessed with “Russian porn” and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.
Of her early season 9 departure from Idol, the star explains that she was struggling to get pregnant via IVF.
“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. . . My desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.” A Helluva High Note hits shelves April 26; DioGuardi will next appear on TV via Platinum Hit, a new Bravo reality series debuting May 30.
For more information visit US Magazine at http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/kara-dioguardi-i-was-molested-date-raped-2011194
Source: US Magazine
Photo credit to: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced in a press conference The 42ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.
The nominees announcement was made around 9:00 am by Actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett joined NAACP Image Awards chairman Clayola Brown and executive producer Vic Bulluck.
The Awards show will be broadcast live for two-hours on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Outstanding Comedy Series
· “30 Rock” (NBC)
· “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· “Glee” (FOX)
· “Modern Family” (ABC)
· “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
· David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
· Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
· LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
· Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
· Essence Atkins – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
· Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Eureka” (Syfy)
· Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
· Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
· “Detroit 1-8-7″ (ABC)
· “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
· “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
· Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
· Blair Underwood – “The Event” (NBC)
· Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
· Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
· LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles ” (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
· Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
· GuGu Mbatha-Raw – “Undercovers” (NBC)
· Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
· Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)
· Wendy Davis – “Army Wives” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Talk (Series)
· “Conversations with Ed Gordon” (BET Networks)
· “Larry King Live” (CNN)
· “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET Networks)
· “The View” (ABC)
· “TV One on One with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)
Outstanding Reality Series
· “American Idol” (FOX)
· “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW)
· “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
· “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC)
· “Sunday Best” (BET Networks)
Outstanding New Artist
· B.o.B (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
· Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
· Jason Derulo (Warner Bros. Records)
· Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
· Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)
Outstanding Male Artist
· Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
· Jay-Z (Roc Nation/Def Jam)
· Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Ne-Yo (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Usher (Laface/Jive Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
· Chrisette Michele (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol Records)
· Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)
· Rihanna (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· Sade (Epic Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
· Diddy-Dirty Money (Bad Boy/Interscope)
· Eminem & Rihanna (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
· Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan and others) (Hancock Music)
· John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)
· The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope)
· “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
· “Now and Then” – Smokey Robinson (Saguaro Road/Cracker Barrel/Robso Records)
· “Raymond vs. Raymond” – Usher (Laface/Jive Records)
· “Soldier of Love” – Sade (Epic Records)
· “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)
Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction
· “A Taste of Honey” – Jabari Asim (Broadway Books)
· “Getting to Happy” – Terry McMillan (Penguin Group)
· “Glorious” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
· “Till You Hear From Me” – Pearl Cleage (Ballantine Books/One World)
· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)
Outstanding Literary Work -Debut Author
· “Wench” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Amistad)
· “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” – Heidi Durrow (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
· “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” – Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)
· “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” – Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton & Company)
· “Forest Gate” – Peter Akinti (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
Outstanding Motion Picture
· “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
· “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
· “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
· Anthony Mackie – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Common – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
· Jaden Smith – “The Karate Kid” (Columbia Pictures)
· Morgan Freeman – “Red” (Summit Entertainment)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
· Halle Berry – “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· Janet Jackson – “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (Lionsgate)
· Kerry Washington – “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
· Queen Latifah – “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· Zoë Saldana – “The Losers” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
· “Conviction” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
· “Frankie & Alice” (Freestyle Releasing)
· “La Mission” (Screen Media Ventures)
· “Mother and Child” (Sony Pictures Classics)
· “Night Catches Us” (Magnolia Pictures)
Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
· “A Barefoot Dream” (Showbox/Mediaplex)
· “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)
· “Four Lions” (Drafthouse Films)
· “Mother” (Magnolia Pictures)
· “Outside the Law” (Tessalit Productions)
Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)
· “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” (PBS)
· “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” (Metaphor Films)
· “If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise” (HBO)
· “Waiting for “Superman” (Paramount Vantage)
· “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe” (POV)
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About NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net