Showing posts from February, 2016



WINNERS AT THE 53RD ANNUAL ICG PUBLICIST AWARDS  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Wins the Top Honors For Best Motion Picture Publicity Campaign “Empire” Wins for Best Television Publicity Campaign  Sally Field Presents Lily Tomlin with Lifetime Achievement Award  Michael Keaton Presents Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, with Motion Picture Showmanship Award Ryan Murphy Presents John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, with TV Showmanship Award Johnny Mathis Presents Alan and Marilyn Bergman with a Special Award of Merit
BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 26, 2016—The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists today announced winners of its 53rd Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures and EMPIRE won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television. BARRY WETCHER (Motion Picture) and CHUCK HODES (Television) received awards for Excellence in Still Phot…

The 2016 ABFF Awards: Hollywood

Hosted by comedian Mike Epps, this star-studded event is the talk of the industry as the ABFF Awards ceremony celebrates black culture and recognizes individuals, movies, and television shows of the past year that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who have been proponents in championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
The perfect counter to #OscarsSoWhite, ABFF and BET step in to lift up the tremendous and recognizable accomplishments blacks have made in the entertainment industry at large. The ceremony not only honored those who are making strides in film and television today, but also those who blazed trails.
Hundreds of stars and notables from Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel for the inaugural ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood. 
Among those present on stage and in the audience included superstars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Ice Cube, Pharrell, and Robert Downey Jr. to honor black cinematic excellence—vetera…

Ray Charles' daughter leading national drug awareness campaign

The daughter of legendary musician Ray Charles has been in the Austin area this week on a mission to help those battling drug addiction. Sheila Raye Charles is leading the Raye of Hope Recovery Crusade across Texas and 15 other states raising awareness and educationabout drug abuse. Charles visited the Travis County Jail earlier this week and a number of other stops across Travis County not only share her story but to also let those people know there is hope and is using her story as proof.

While most public discussion relating illegal drugs focuses on marijuana reform, one source is arguing for a shift in conversation. While marijuana reform is an multifaceted issue, there still needs to be a focus on  on what we are doing to combat drug addiction in the country as a whole. In a recent report, it was argued that the U.S. needs to follow the same concepts utilized in Canada to combat drug addiction. The primary areas of change need to be in supply reduction, demand reduction, and harm…

Fishburne Tackles Bogart

Laurence Fishburne Tackles Bogart at ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Live Read

Fishburne's Live Read cast included Orlando Jones, Cree Summer, Spencer Garrett, Liza Lapira and his son, Langston Fishburne. The 1941 noir film The Maltese Falcon got a modern update on Thursday night thanks to Film Independent's Live Read series created by filmmaker Jason Reitman. Starring Humphrey Bogart as a private detective in the search of falcon statue, The Maltese Falcon, it was hailed as the first true noir film and one of Bogart’s top performances. Although Reitman was not in attendance, he passed the directing mantle for the evening to actor, producer and director Laurence Fishburne, a returning favorite having done the all-black cast Live Read of Reservoir Dogs and Goodfellas. Fishburne kicked off the night by revealing that he “was given two options: this film or Casablanca." While the audience inside LACMA’s Bing Theater mumbled in wonderment over the decision to drop the other 1942 classi…


YOU’ve seen these lovely ladies grow up right before Your eyes. The daughters of Rev Run, Angela and Vanessa Simmons are both accomplished Angela making her mark in the fashion world and Vanessa appearing IN television.

For some, Hollywood’s elite's, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And while moms and dads something are celebrated in their own right, we are looking at the incredibly sons and daughters of some of Hollywoods favorite celebrities.

While there are more celebrity spawn than you can count, we are pulling out just a few sons and daughters that make your heads turn.

PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER Given that last name, it’s pretty clear who Patrick Schwarzenegger’s father is. Though he has flown somewhat under the radar on the celebrity front, opting instead to study at USC, this model and actor’s good looks and charming demeanor should do him well if he decides to tackle a run at extending the Schwarzenegger legacy in Hollywood.

BRIA MURPHY Bria Murphy, the daughter of leg…

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees Complete List

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER Uptown FunkMark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Riccardo Damian, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer Track from: Uptown Special Label: RCA Records Really LoveD'Angelo And The VanguardD'Angelo & Brent Fischer, producers; Russell Elevado, Ben Kane & Rafa Sardina, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer Track from: Black Messiah Label: RCA Records Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark 'Spike' Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer Track from: X Label: Atlantic Blank SpaceTaylor Swift Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer Track from: 1989 Label: Big Machine Records Can&…