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On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Mario Lopez hosted the “1st Year Anniversary Bash for the Year of the BLVD” at THE BLVD HOTEL & SPA located at 10730 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, CA 91604 from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm.
The vibe of the party was perfect for outdoors located on the outside patio overlooking a beautiful view. The media crowded the Orange carpet to welcome celebrities before they entered the beautiful hotel and spa on the second level.
Some of the celebrities were such as Actor, Television (Extra TV) and Radio (MyFM) Personality Mario Lopez, Gloria Govan (Beautiful Wives LA (VH1), LA Lakers Matt Barnes, Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies), Jake T. Austin ( Wizards of Waverly Place – Disney), Essence Atkins (Deliver Me from Eva), Amir Khan (Boxer), our own personality and editor in chief Steven Escobar, Producer and Actor Said Faraj, Sahndra Fon Dufe and many more walked the carpet.
The guests enjoyed a live DJ, an open bar serving BLVD Hotel signature drinks, delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats made live by the Cotton Candy Girls, along with on-site silk screening of custom gift totes and t-shirts from Ink + Cotton, gifts from SlingShox and great company of other guests. It was a perfect setting and a great location.
Photos credit to: Stella Gomez for Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications.
Editor’s Note: Special thank you to Genelyn Arante from The Velvet Rope Agency for the invite and the treatment. Thank you to Stella Gomez for contributing her first official article as writer for our publication. Also thank you to PRPhotos Contributing Photographer Greg Rutkowski.
On Thursday, May 31, 2012 GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced that Facebook will receive a Special Recognition Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
In March, GLAAD announced that Facebook would be receiving a Special Recognition Award for the company’s strong stand and leadership around bullying prevention as well as its inclusive options for LGBT users. After violent anti-gay images and comments were posted on a memorial page for LGBT youth, Facebook worked with GLAAD to monitor the highly visible page and launched, in conjunction with several LGBT organizations, the Network of Support.
Facebook’s Andrew Noyes and Sara Sperling, who will accept the award on behalf of Facebook, were instrumental in the creation of the Network of Support, which serves in a consultative capacity to help the company effectively address issues faced by the LGBT community. Through the Network of Support, Facebook partners with GLAAD; MTV; the Human Rights Campaign (HRC); the Trevor Project; the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN); and Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
High school student Brittany McMillan will present the award. McMillan launched the idea for Spirit Day in 2010 and began working with GLAAD on the annual event which inspires millions of participants to wear purple or change their Facebook photo to purple in support of LGBT youth and to stand up against bullying. Facebook was among the companies that participated last year.
Facebook’s leadership on anti-bullying initiatives was also recognized with an invitation to participate in the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. There, the company announced it was seeking feedback from teenagers on bullying prevention, aired a special “Facebook Live” broadcast, and unveiled new tools that allow abuse reports to be handled more efficiently.
Other industry-leading steps Facebook has taken include:
- In September, Facebook launched the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign with Time-Warner, which empowers students, educators and parents to help prevent bullying. That campaign launched across Latin America this week.
- GLAAD and the Network of Support worked with Facebook to give users the options to select “In a Civil Union” and “In a Domestic Partnership,” recognizing the relationships of countless loving and committed same-sex couples.
- Additionally, Facebook was among corporate leaders that participated in Spirit Day with GLAAD by encouraging employees to turn Facebook photos purple and wear the color on October 20 as a sign of support for LGBT youth.
- Facebook also added Help Center content that provides specific guidance on how users can help an LGBT person who has posted suicidal material and introduced special reporting procedures for LGBT youth in cooperation with the Trevor Project and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
“Facebook has set the bar high for ensuring LGBT people have a safe space to connect with friends and family,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “GLAAD is pleased to present this award to Facebook in recognition of its efforts to make their platform welcoming to everyone.”
GLAAD previously announced that Glee’s Dianna Agron will host the event in San Francisco on June 2 at the Marriott Marquis, and that Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Pract
Guests will enjoy a performance by Beverly McClellan, a finalist on season one of The Voice, as well as Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. Other special guests include: Rita Moreno (Happily Divorced); Adam Pally (Happy Endings); Sean Maher (Much Ado About Nothing); Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars); Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes (Scandal); Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff (fun.); Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith (Days of Our Lives); Jordon Todosey, Annie Clark, Linda Schuyler (Degrassi); Mario Lopez (Extra); MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts; People.com editor Janet Mock; author and advocate Zach Wahls; comedians Fortune Feimster and Chris Franjola; and GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. More names to be announced.
Nominees for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced in January and are available here:http://glaad.org/mediaawards/
The New York GLAAD Media Awards event was held on March 24 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, and the Los Angeles event was held April 21 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. A complete list of award recipients announced at the New York and Los Angeles events may be found athttp://glaad.org/mediaawards.
About GLAAD: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org
Source: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Photo credit: Facebook & GLAAD
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Facebook management and staff for this special recognition.
Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain Lands U/5 Role On The Young and The Restless Soap opera airs on CBS
Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain will be appearing in the soap opera The Young and the Restless on Friday May 4th, 2012 on CBS at 12:30 pst. Be sure to tune in.
On April 28, 2012 it was announced that Travis Jourdain has decided to jump back into the acting business after taking a break for awhile, and within 2 weeks back in the biz he landed a role on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
During his break from the acting business he took some time to learn about the “Industry”.
He decided to get into the music business, and started developing artists which he later managed.
Travis also opened a small indie record label that was running for 3 years. He then branched out into the PR business, then spent some time behind a casting desk learning the different aspects of the industry along the way.
With all this under his belt he decided to venture off into another important part of this industry. Which happen to be photography. He found a niche in the photography business and has been pursing a career as a Celebrity Photographer for the past few years.
A veteran in photography, though Travis is fairly new to the Hollywood scene. He has managed to establish himself in such a short period of time as an amazing red carpet, movie stills, and headshot photographer. While doing so has positioned himself right in the middle of all the action. From creating amazing headshots of upcoming and established actors, to covering red carpet events for major celebrities, and shooting stills on movie sets. Capturing these priceless moments is what he does best. So many opportunities have derived from the people, and events that he has associated with such as shooting the 12th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Opening Night – Arrivals, Echo Hattix Bday Party, Big Bang New Year’s Eve 2012 Party Hosted by Mario Lopez, Chrysler Presents The 2012 300s with Beats by Dr. Dre, “Riverdance” at the Pantages Theatre Opening Night – Arrivals, 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, 9th Annual Tri-Union Diversity awards, Artist for Peace concert with Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, 15th Annual Los Angeles Latino awards, 5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner, Bollywood Hollywood Fusion, Rev. Jesse Jackson 69th Birthday, Last Day of Summer – film screening, American Ballet of Los Angeles, Branded Art Red Carpet w/ Macy Gray, BLO Hair Salon Grand Opening, National Association for Hispanic Advancement, Far East Movement – music group, Mrs. Asia USA, F.A.M.E, MONIQUE COLEMAN OF “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”, Heineken | Ashanti Event, E-40′s 40th B-DAY Party, Don Cheadle – Giant Magazine release, SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute Grand Opening and EXOTIFIT. These are just a few of the many engagements that he has been involved with. For more information you can visit Travis Jourdain IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3292560/ About The Young and the Restless: The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated to Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalWisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet. The series is also syndicated internationally. MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc. TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408 http://worldwidevitalpr.wordpress.com/ email@example.com Sources: World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, Wikipedia Photo credit to: FIVE MINUTE PHOTOS Graphic credit to: Wikipedia Note: Travis Jourdain is available for television, radio, online, print interviews. Contact Alex Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up.
The Presidential Inner Circle is hosting Extra’s TV Mario Lopez’s Private Rooftop Birthday Party Benefiting Rally For Kids at Hollywood’s famous Madam Tussauds Wax Museum Rooftop was schedule for October 9, 2010 and now changed to Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 9:00 pm. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is located at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028.
This event have over 38 celebrities the may attend to celebrate wtih Mario Lopez his birthday. Some of the celebrities confirmed/attending are:1/ Mario Lopez (EXTRA TV), 2/ Max Ryan (Sex in the City), 3/ Boo Boo Stewart (Twilight), 4/ Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas), 5/ Max Adler (Glee), 6/ Jenna Jameson (Club Jenna), 7/ Tito Ortiz (UFC), 8/ Paul Stanley (KISS), 9/ Judge Mathis (Judge Mathis Show), 10/ James Preston (The Gates), 11/ Reid Ewing (Modern Family), 12/ James Kyson-Lee (Heroes), 13/ Jessica Sutta (Pussy Cat Dolls), 14/ Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker), 15/ Scott Elrod (Men in Tree’s & The Switch with Jennifer Anniston), 16/ Tony Dennison (The Closer), 17/ Natasha Alam (True Blood), 18/ Claire Sinclair, (Miss 2010 October Playboy Playmate), 19/ Shirley Jones (Partridge Family), 20/ Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation), 21/ Sophie Monk (Super Model) , 22/ Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Human Target), 23/ Stephen Bishop (Moneyball with Brad Pitt), 24/ Pippa Black (Outsourced), 25/ Jaimie Hilfiger (Model & Entrepreneur), 26/ Janina Anderson (Curb Your Enthusiasm), 27/ Quentin Aaron (Blindside), 28/ Amelia Jackson-Grey (Outsourced), 29/ Carly Smithson (American Idol and New Band We are Fallen), 30/ Sofia Milos (CSI), 31/ Patrick Kilpatrick (The Confessional), 32/ Leyla Milani (Celebrity Driver & Model), 33/ Natasha Blasick (Days of Our Lives), 34/ Cindy Margolis – (Seducing Cindy), 35/ Stephanie Pratt (The Hills), 36/ Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), 37/ Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) and 38/ Billy Burke (Twilight Saga).
Also the following celebrities have been invited Al Pacino, Serena Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Craig Robinson, Nicole Scherzinger, Adrian Grenier, Benji Madden, Ryan Seacrest, Jerry O’Connell, Brian Austin Green, Colin Farrell, Eric Roberts, Erik Estrada, James Woods, Joe Mantegna, Rick Schroder, Tom Selleck and Vinnie Jones.
Hundreds of media/press and photographers are expected to capture the stars, friends and guest of Mario Lopez for this his huge event. Hollywood Events Examiner, Los Angeles County Examiner for Examiner.com and Diversity News Magazine with Diversity News TV are some of the media confirmed to cover this event.
About Rally For Kids with Cancer:
The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is one of the most exciting and effective charitable fundraising initiatives providing critical funds for care, treatment and research for kids suffering from cancer.
Our fundraising philosophy is driven by the belief that by making a difference in the lives of children, we are making an invaluable investment in our future, community and our world. Our hope is that through the funds our events raise for the foundations and hospitals we support, we will become a step closer to one day finding a cure for cancer. For more information visit http://www.rallyforkids.com
About The Presidential Inner Circle:
They are a ‘Serious Players Cub’ comprising of a collection of excellence-focused individuals who share an uncommon passion for success and a commitment to shift their personal and professional achevements into high gear by sharing, caring, and learning from one another an other leading experts, masters politicians, luminaries, celebrities, and dignitaries.The Club delivers an unparalleled opportunity for you to associate with extraoridinary likeminded people and immerse yourself in one of the most powerful and compelling peer groups on the planet. For more information visit http://www.PresidentialInnerCircle.com
Sources: http://www.thepicevent.com/, Rally For Kids, The Presidential Inner Circle
CORRECTION:12-01-2010 – After Mario Lopez’s event cancellation from October 9, 2010 and then changed to November 20, 2010. The Presidential Inner Circle renamed the event as “Super Special Rooftop Party & American Music Awards Pre-Party hosted by Heroes star James Kyson Lee” Also after the event have passed Phil Jones contacted us to change the content of our article and asked his publicist Catherine Lyn Scott from London Flair PR for us to changed the story with a new press release. Here is what Catherine Lyn Scott forwarded to us stating: “Unfortunately we had to cancel the Mario Lopez event as he could no longer attend on October 9th, due to work commitments. No where was it mentioned that Mario would be attending the event on November 20th.”
We have agreed to add this correction but our publication is not at fault because we never were notify at reasonable date about the changes. We can state the we contacted Madam Tussauds Wax Museum on November 20, 2010 and we were told by staff of the venue the Mario Lopez will show up. We found all of the changes from the original event tru other sources.