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Today, premium chocolatier Lindt USA announces it is partnering with this year’s 73rdAnnual Golden Globe Awards as the Official Chocolate Confectionery. As part of the partnership, Lindt will create premium chocolate moments for Golden Globe attendees and for chocolate lovers at home. During the evening of celebratory events, Lindt will share unrivaled craftsmanship and the world’s finest ingredients through a variety of onsite experiences at the Golden Globes Lounge during the Golden Globe Awards and at The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party. This award season, Lindt is also a resource for fans at home to get a taste of the excitement with tips and inspiration from bloggers, as well as the highest quality, best tasting chocolate from Lindt to create a golden and memorable experience for any occasion.

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As the Official Chocolate Confection of the Golden Globe Awards, Lindt will deliver the ultimate chocolate experience inside the Golden Globes Lounge on January 10, 2016. Lindt will offer samples of decadent chocolate and delight guests with the Lindt Master Chocolatier. As an expert in all things chocolate, Lindt Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos, is considered one of the finest chocolatiers and has an extensive background in pastry, chocolate, and confectionery studies. Simatos will bring this expertise to the Golden Globes Lounge, by offering attendees a first-time look at his newest creation, a chocolate replica of the Golden Globe Award designed, crafted, and sculpted, exclusively for the Golden Globe Awards. The premium chocolate sculpture will be made out of the finest Lindt dark chocolate, finished with edible gold, ultimately standing at two feet tall weighing 25-pounds. During the event, Lindt will:

  • Delight guests with the finest handcrafted European-style pralines, which are the ultimate combination of exquisite Lindt chocolate and delectable fillings
  • Treat seated attendees during the ceremony with a specially designed, limited edition Lindt gift box of premium chocolates presented at each place setting

“Lindt is thrilled to partner with the Golden Globes for the first time and celebrate alongside attendees with the highest quality, best tasting chocolate,” said Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO at Lindt USA. “As a leader in premium chocolate, we are honored to bring the Lindt experience to the best in the entertainment industry, as well as to chocolate lovers at home.”

 

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Lindt at the After Party
In addition to sponsoring the Golden Globe Awards, Lindt will continue the festivities at The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party. Guests will be treated to chocolate from the sophisticated Lindt EXCELLENCE collection, exceptionally crafted from premium dark chocolate and innovative flavor combinations, as well as iconic, irresistibly smooth melting LINDOR truffles. As the official dessert sponsor of The Weinstein Company – Netflix Golden Globes After Party, attendees will also be able to indulge in custom desserts created with Lindt Chocolate and enjoy gourmet cocktails inspired by the Lindt EXCELLENCE collection.

Celebrating with Lindt at Home
Golden Globe celebrations happen not only in Hollywood, but in homes all across the country. Lindt is offering viewers a taste of the fun with inspiration and delicious premium chocolate from Lindt that can elevate any occasion. Chocolate lovers can visit the Lindt Unwrapped Blog to find Golden Globe party tips, cocktail recipes, and decor ideas created from lifestyle bloggers. They can create memorable Golden Globe Awards moments with party treats such as Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Corn created with HELLO Pretzel Bites, and irresistible LINDOR truffles used to play the ultimate Golden Globes BINGO game, as well as can find tablescape and home decor style ideas. Viewers can also join in the conversation by participating in the Lindt Twitter Party on January 10 from 8-9 p.m. ETwith bloggers from Pizzazzerie, Mod Max Glam, and Two Peas & Their Pod during the Golden Globe Awards.

Lindt products are available at retailers nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops, and on LindtUSA.com. For more information about Lindt, visit LindtUSA.com, the Lindt Unwrapped Blog, “like” the company’s Facebook page, and follow Lindt on Twitter and Instagram.

About Lindt & Sprungli
With 170 years of history and Swiss tradition, Lindt & Sprungli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high quality products in more than 120 countries. Lindt & Sprungli operates 12 production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs more than 12,000 worldwide. Lindt USA operates more than 50 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels. For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.

About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 331 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS;VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE KING’S SPEECH; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; KON-TIKI; UNFINISHED SONG; FRUITVALE STATION; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; THE GRANDMASTER; SALINGER; 12-12-12; PHILOMENA; MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM; AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY; VAMPIRE ACADEMY; THE RAILWAY MAN; THE IMMIGRANT; YVES SAINT LAURENT; BEGIN AGAIN; THE GIVER; FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY; TRACKS; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD. Upcoming releases include SOUTHPAW, UNDERDOGS and NO ESCAPE.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Under The Gunn.  Recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects currently in production include John Fusco’s Marco Polo. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments andDaniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ADDS HULU ORIGINAL dIFFICULT pEOPLE TO ITS 33rd ANNUAL PALEYFEST mARCH 11-20

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30:  Actress/comedian Amy Poehler attends Hulu Original "Difficult People" Premiere on July 30, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Hulu)

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Amy Poehler’s Difficult People has been added to 2016 Paleyfest lineup. The Paley Center for Media today announced that the critically acclaimed Hulu Original comedy series will complete the PaleyFest Los Angeles 2016 lineup. Creator/Writer/Executive Producer and Star Julie Klausner, along with stars Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Cole Escola, and Executive Producer/Showrunner Scott King are scheduled to participate as the first Hulu Original at PaleyFest LA on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm PT at the Dolby Theatre.

“Being included in this year’s PaleyFest LA is a huge honor. It’s terribly validating as a creator and artist to be recognized by such an esteemed institution and it’s exciting to get the opportunity to interact with Difficult People fans in the excellent company of the teams behind other great shows,” said Difficult People Creator/Writer/Executive Producer and Star Julie Klausner. “The Paley Center was one of the first entities to be hip enough, in a sea of navel-gazing film and high art snobs, to realize how groundbreaking, vital and important the medium of television has always been, and to give its creatives their due. Finally, on a personal note, my first job out of college was as a curatorial assistant in the New York office of The Paley Center for Media (then called The Museum of Television and Radio), so to be able to return to Paley as an honored creator, writer and star of an Amy Poehler-produced series is beyond any dream I would have been bold enough to have formed in my twenties. I am so thrilled.”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the first PaleyFest Los Angeles panel featuring the cast of a Hulu series,” said Billy Eichner. “I’ve had great experiences doing Paley panels for both Billy on the Street and Parks and Recreation in the past and I’m thrilled to add Difficult People to the list!”

The 33rd annual PaleyFest LA is the ultimate TV fan fest, which grants attendees access to special screenings and exclusive conversations with the stars and creative minds behind fan-favorite TV shows. Previously announced events at PaleyFest LA from March 11-20 include: FOX’s Empire; AMC’s Better Call Saul; FOX’s Scream Queens;ABC’s black-ish; CBS’s Supergirl; ABC’s Scandal; CBS’s The Big Bang Theory; AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead; An Evening with Dick Wolf, with the stars of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med;and FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel.

Citi is the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to tickets. All Paley Center Members and Citi cardmembers can begin purchasing individual tickets for the newly announced show Difficult People on Tuesday, February 23. This show will be available for purchase to the general public on Friday, February 26. Tickets to all previously announced events—as well as Showrunner and Studio Passes—are currently on sale to the general public.

The Paley App and the Paley website are destinations for ongoingPaleyFest LA 2016 updates, and are portals to ticket sales and content including photos and video clips from Festival events. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter and Instagram for immediate news and for real-time updates from the events, and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest.

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City annually, has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans. Also known as The William S. Paley Television Festival, PaleyFest benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to one of the nation’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, with over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media.

For more information on lineup, tickets, and to download the Paley App, please visit paleyfest.org.

 

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Stars Come Out in Full Force to Support Inaugural ABFF Awards

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BET Networks and the American Black Film Festival joined forces to recognize diversity in Hollywood at a star-studded event at the Beverly Hilton Sunday.

The first ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood brought many stars out. The show was launched by the American Black Film Festival and BET – in response to the Oscars lack of diversity in this year’s nominations.

The mission of the ABFF Honors is “to celebrate Black culture by recognizing individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as those who are proponents of championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.”

The event, which focuses on individuals, television programs and movies of 2015 that celebrate black culture, honored Diahann Carroll with the Hollywood Legacy Award.

The event was hosted by Mike Epps, and producer Will Packer was honored with the Distinguished ABFF Alumni Award.

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Brandy and Tamera Mowry-Housley to Present at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

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The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards has recruited two of Hollywood’s finest – who always represent in the hair and make-up area – to present at the upcoming affair.

R&B singer Brandy and actress Tamera Mowry-Housley will present at Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards honoring excellence in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.

The ceremony will take place February 20 in Los Angeles at Paramount Studios. Johnny Depp is set to present Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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For more on the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards please visit http://www.local706.org

 

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Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment Host GRAMMY After Party

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Caviar Gold and Advisory Board in association with, Top Shelf Management, Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Budzgo, Lorax Labs and Project Sweatshop cordially invite you and a guest to enjoy an evening of live entertainment, unveiling of new product lines, and technology.

If you would like to invite other industry professionals please have them also submit their company affiliations, credentials, and associations for consideration.

If you would like to acquire a vendor booth and sponsorship information and to have product placement with artists, celebrities, and industry powerhouses send info request to caviargoldmeds@gmail.com

This post Grammy concert is going down on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:00 AM (PST) at The Globe Theater, which is located at 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA.

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Debbie Allen Tackles Gun Violence in a Dramatic Way

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Debbie Allen is an architect of change. The living legend is using her celebrity to bring awareness to gun violence and has started a movement entitled, “Architects of Change: The Conversation Series; reframing the conversation around gun violence.”

Allen is making it her mission to bring awareness to gun violence, and she has recruited the help of some prominent people to help her make her case.

Allen’s latest production, Freeze Frame, is a theatrical journey about gun violence in America. The production opened in Los Angeles on February 4th at the Wallis Annenberg Center for The Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Allen held a panel discussion, moderated by Maria Shriver, about gun violence immediately following the World Premiere of Freeze Frame,

During the discussion, Shriver asked Allen what sparked her interest to create [Freeze Frame] such a project, “You wrote this and made it such passion” she noted. Allen responded by saying she had experienced racial segregation, witnessed violence against others just because they were black and went on to say, that this topic is, “more relevant than ever” and that “I just imagined myself” in that position. A very moved Allen revealed, “I keep rewriting it.”

Allen concluded by saying, “The Arts helped me rise up against; The Arts helped me live.” Allen said she knew she could not become desensitized to gangs and police violence. “Each time I would hear about a child I would hear about it as if it were my own,” in reference to why this topic is “more relevant than ever” the Grey’s Anatomy Director said. The production pays homage to Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Columbine and others. “Sandy Hook tore my heart apart – it just broke my heart,” the FAME alum said.

“I feel like a Children’s Rights Activist. I know that the Arts is the way. There is nothing like the Arts,” said Allen when asked how youth can otherwise spend their time. Shriver asked Allen what was next in terms of what everyone can do. Allen responded by saying, ” I only know what I can do. This production Freeze Frame – it made you look inside.” A very humbled Debbie Allen confessed, “I did a lot of studies to do this.”  She also touched on people being afraid to speak up, saying, “We have lost our moral spine.” She challenged the audience to be a part of the movement by standing up and saying something.” [Jada Pinkett Smith] stood up and said something – in reference to the recent Oscar controversy.

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“You have to have courage [to say something]. I want to follow the political election, take this show on the road, ask people to reach out and say something, ” said Allen.  

Allen was asked by Shriver [to answer] what is the one thing you want people to take away. To answer her question, Allen said, “Stop the madness. That’s the purpose of Freeze Frame. Take a good look at this picture. Where are you in this picture.” She also said she would like to bring attention to the fact that “What we do affects one another” and added if “The world would start to understand that we are one that would be my hope.”

Shriver summed up everything by saying, “It begins with us. We can all leave here feeling hopeful. Everybody has a voice – everybody can do these five things [a short list featured in program booklet] and still go about daily life.” Her last words were to Debbie Allen. The former first lady said, “Debbie, I thank you for being artsy, having passion, and commitment to make us all freeze and be a part of this process.”

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Debbie Allen and Maria Shriver Host Star-Studded Freeze Frame LA to Standing Ovation

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04 Feb 2016, Beverly Hills, California, USA --- Beverly Hills, CA - February 04 Debbie Allen Attending "Freeze Frame" Gala and Architects of Change - Arrivals' at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE On February 04, 2016. Photo Credit: Faye Sadou --- Image by © Faye Sadou/Retna Ltd/Retna Ltd./Corbis

Debbie Allen and Maria Shriver presented Freeze Frame Gala Performance, “Architects of Change and The Conversation.” The world premiere set the stage and offered a platform as a call to action for everyone to get involved on the issue of gun violence. The star-studded event was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Thursday.

The performances were spectacular and the event was a huge success – on all levels – and premiered with a standing ovation from the audience. Allen, who is the co-owner and founder of The Debbie Allen Dance Academy [DADA] and multi-talented performer also acted in the controversial-themed production. Shriver who is a respected journalist and former First Lady of California, served as moderator for the discussion panel after the stage show.

The show which was written, directed and choreographed by Allen was a prelude to a panel discussion with a candid conversation about gun violence in America. The three-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer/director who was also honored with a standing ovation, hushed the audience with sincere gratitude. The packed audience listened intently as Allen said, “I know this is a different kind of show, but this needs to go around the world.”

Allen who showcased her acting chops in the thought-provoking play, showcased two very different characters. In her dual role, Allen played the wife of a minister – who is trying to win his son over and bring him back to the church. Allen plays the supportive mom and wife. In her other role, Allen plays a Hispanic woman who has lost both her daughter and granddaughter to gun violence. She is left with the grief of trying to raise her grandson who has gone mute after being traumatized by the ordeal, of losing his mother and sister. Allen, in her role, says that she can’t forgive [the gangbangers who took their lives] but that she prays to God every night. Allen was practically unrecognizable in the role as a Hispanic mother. Her Spanish dialect was superb. Though we are not surprised to see such talent in Debbie Allen, the characters are so raw that it gives you a feeling of inspiration as to why we love to see Allen on stage, as well as behind the camera. She is captivating, and had everyone in the audience in tune to her message. At one point, the audience was so quiet that all you could hear were sniffles. When the lights came up, there were no dry eyes in sight.

The Freeze Frame production was so moving and inspiring. The characters were all very relatable. The production consisted of young dancers, who at times stole the spotlight. They brought magic to the stage with the crafty and upbeat choreography. The way Allen brought together young and old performers was nothing short of brilliant. The production, which was also streamed live, was attended by a varied audience, and had something for everyone. Allen even managed to incorporate a basketball-themed dance skit, an ode to Norm Nixon, her husband who is a retired basketball player, perhaps. The basketball leader takes the stage and begs the question, “Am I in a gang?” This question he never really answers, but leaves it open for the audience to figure out.

The audience received a treat with beautiful individual performances by Vivian Nixon, the Broadway veteran showcased an array of traditional dances and was a stand-out on stage. Vivian is the real-life daughter of Debbie Allen, but was very believable in her role as a daughter of a drug-addict mom. She conveyed great emotions and brought the character to life. The entire cast was outstanding. There was a mixture of hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet, and african dance. The production was a visual extravaganza.

There were many scenes that allowed you to put yourself in that moment to question what you would do if you were put in that type of situation. Tragedy does strike at the end, leaving the audience open to discussion about the what ifs, as it relates to gun violence and street gangs.  At the end of the production, the names of slain victims are displayed on the stage screen to remind everyone that victims are real people who have lost their lives to gun violence.

Allen praised several audience members. She began by thanking her husband Norm Nixon. She honored Shonda Rhimes, whom she called, “The Queen of Television,” and it was obvious the love the two have for one another with their embrace, “Love you so much Shonda,” Allen said. She went on to thank Berry Gordy saying he was the “first person who ever gave DADA a dime.” Allen recognized her sister Phylicia Rashad, and Jada Pinkett Smith, both were in attendance. Allen said of Pinkett Smith, “She’s like a daughter to me.” Allen gave deep appreciation to Wallis Anneberg, saying in front of the packed audience, “Wallis Anneberg’s heart is as big as this building; her vision is bigger than this state; great human; greatest support of the Arts and young people.”

Among the celebrities who attended were Tony Goldwyn, Mary J. Blige, Lisa Ray McCoy, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kenny Lattimore, Dan Bucantinsky, David Bohnett, and many others.

Freeze Frame will have performances from February 5th-7th in Los Angeles. Oh, if you decide to catch the show, be sure to take some kleenex’s.

For more information on Freeze Frame, please visit http://www.debbieallendanceacademy.com/

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Debbie Allen to be honored at 2016 Black Women in Hollywood Event

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LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen arrives at the screening of ''Fame'' at the Paris Las Vegas September 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on September 25. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Harrah's)

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Icon Debbie Allen is being honored with the Legend award at the upcoming Black Women in Hollywood extravaganza, according to a report released by ESSENCE earlier today.

Debbie is a three-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer/director, dancer, actress, singer, author, and television producer. She had built up a solid reputation in Hollywood as a go-to powerhouse. She frequently works with programs to support the Arts and is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Debbie is the co-owner and founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. In 1997 Debbie worked alongside Steven Spielberg as one of the director’s for Amistad. She played herself in the remake of the TV show Fame. She has continued directing for television including episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, That’s So Raven, and the Lifetime movie biopic The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale. She has also worked as a director on the American sitcoms “Girlfriends” and “Everybody Hates Chris”. Since 2007, Debbie has been a frequent judge on the FOX reality dance competition, “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Debbie has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. In 1991, she received her star on the Hollywood walk of Fame for her achievements in television.

Other honorees include entertainment attorney Nina Shaw, who will be presented with the Lincoln Power award and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, who will scoop up the Fierce & Fearless award.

In a climate where the conversation surrounding the roles, contributions and recognition of African-Americans in Hollywood is heavily charged, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca points out the importance of the event, the magazine said.

“We are delighted to continue the tradition of honoring exceptionally talented women who are making significant contributions as creators and performers in Hollywood. At a time when the conversation about diversity in Hollywood remains prevalent, recognizing the indomitable power and presence of Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen and Nina Shaw at our annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon embraces an inclusive and diverse Hollywood community.”

The Black star power doesn’t end with the phenomenal honorees! The event will also feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Nick Cannon, Ryan Coogler and Zendaya to name a few.

Fans can get full access to the event by tuning into the live stream on ESSENCE.com starting at 12:15 p.m. PT/3:15 p.m ET on February 25.

 

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Playboy To Celebrate Its Newly Redesigned Magazine With Exclusive Star-Studded Event In San Francisco During SuperBowl 50

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Playboy magazine’s March 2016 issue, the magazine’s first non-nude version, will make its official consumer debut with an exclusive, star-studded party in San Francisco during pro-football’s biggest weekend of the year.

The Playboy Party, always one of the weekend’s most buzzed-about events, will celebrate the future of Playboy and its newly redesigned magazine on Friday, February 5, 2016 in a transformed space within Lot A of AT&T Park.  Celebrities, athletes, and VIP guests will enjoy a DJ set by ALESSO as they mingle with 24 Playboy Playmates in Bunny Costume.  Event sponsors include Dodge and EFFEN® Vodka, with water provided by AQUAhydrate and energy by Red Bull.

Guests will arrive at the party through a time portal tunnel that takes them on a visual journey of the history of Playboy and auto sponsor Dodge.  Once inside, they will be some of the first consumers to receive copies of Playboy‘s March issue (on newsstands Friday, February 12) via an Instagram activated vending machine encouraging them to “post for a peek” of the much-hyped and newly redesigned magazine.

Specialty cocktails and bottle service by EFFEN® Vodka will be available throughout the night, along with a host of surprise elements for guests, courtesy of the brand.  Attendees will also have the chance to sample a menu of unique libations expertly made with EFFEN® Vodka, EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka and EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka as part of a Molecular Mixology Bar curated by San Francisco cocktail den Benjamin Cooper.  A selection of sweet and savory cuisine from some of the city’s most notable food trucks, including Mozzeria, El Sur, Curveball and Pacific Puffs, will be available to guests throughout the night.

Additionally, an interactive hologram experience, featuring the Dodge 2016 Charger SRT Hellcat and 2016 Challenger SRT Hellcat, will be on display at the high-profile bash.  The powerful Hellcat duo will be part of an installation where guests can walk up to a larger-than-life animated Hellcat as it snarls, prowls, lurks, and growls while standing guard near the actual Dodge Hellcat vehicles.  The Dodge 2015 Viper GTS will also be on display at the event’s red carpet entrance.

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Notable attendees at The Playboy Party in years past have included Bradley Cooper, Anna Farris, Kanye West, Gabrielle Union, Aaron Rodgers, Jon Hamm, Maria Menounos, Neil Patrick Harris, Aaron Paul, Jamie Foxx, Tony Romo, Jessica Szohr, Usher, Chris Evans, Jamie Chung, Kellan Lutz, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Shaquille O’Neal, Nelly, David Arquette, Estelle, LMFAO, Rascal Flatts, Kyle Busch, Nick Cannon, Laura Prepon, Alyssa Milano, Jeremy Piven, Evander Holyfield, Chad Jones, and Marshall Faulk.

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