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American Music Awards Highlights 26-Year-Olds Inspirational Success Story

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The 43rd annual American Music Awards will air live on Sunday November 22, 2015. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez, the AMAs highlight the latest, and greatest in the music industry. Watched by hundreds of millions of viewers, the American Music Awards is one of the top watched award shows, pulling in viewers from all around the world.

As well as highlighting the inspirational leaders in the industry, the award show also spotlights other stories of success, over coming obstacles and achieving the impossible. Highlighted in this year’s AMAs is the story of 26-year-old Ryan Zamo’s international success, after taking his hand made organic skincare ‘Z Skin Cosmetics’ and became a globally selling brand in under a year, according to Z Skin Cosmetics.

Recently featured in major magazines, the 26-year-old has been skyrocketing with success. In Touch Magazine named the organic skincare, hair care and mineral makeup lines by Z Skin Cosmetics ‘The #1 Must Have This Holiday Season’, Closer Magazine named them ‘The Top Celebrity Gift Wish List Products’, and Okay! Magazine named them ‘The #1 Gift This Holiday Season’.

Zamo began creating his organic skincare products in his kitchen just last year, and within the past 13 months has become an internationally successful line of organic cosmetics. With a mother who studied plant biology and horticulture, and a father from Budapest, Hungary, the young entrepreneur was able to use his parents knowledge to create the now successful company; Z Skin Cosmetics.

This year’s AMAs publication will be given to the attendees of the majestic evening, as well as available as a free download off of the FX Group’s website once the show has aired. Zamo’s story entitled ‘A True Inspiration’ will be visible on page 20 of the award shows publication.

The American Music Awards will air live on November 22 at 8/7c on ABC.


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Sexy Hair Partners with Hollywood Icon James Dean™

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Rebellious and sexy are about to collide. Today, on International Men’s Day, Sexy Hair, the professional hair care brand and creator of the best-selling and award-winning Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, is proud to announce cultural icon James Dean as the new ambassador for the brand’s Style Sexy Hair line beginning in April 2016, revealed Sexy Hair. This partnership will pay homage to Dean’s iconic, brooding look with a multi-tiered marketing campaign, including use of Dean’s name and photos in advertising, online, in-store and public relations efforts.

“James Dean’s sexy-cool look is a forever-classic, much like our ‘big red can,'” said Jennifer Weiderman, Vice President of Marketing and Education for Sexy Hair. “We are excited to partner with one of the greatest style icons of our time that encompasses the same confidence, flare and attitude that Sexy Hair products instill in its users.”

For decades, James Dean has been recognized as the epitome of “cool,” with a devil-may-care demeanor and suave style. His voluminous, perfectly coiffed hair has transcended decades of fashion and trends, and became a trademark all its own. Now, 60 years after his death, James Dean remains one of Hollywood’s most enigmatic icons, and “The James Dean” is still one of the most desired hairstyles today.

“The cooperation with the James Dean brand will allow Sexy Hair to put focus on our many successful male grooming products like Hard-Up, Slept-In and Frenzy and further expand in the men’s hair segment,” said Karl Heinz Pitsch, President and CEO at Sexy Hair. “James Dean’s spectacular legacy will invigorate the Style Sexy Hair collection and further position our brand as a leader in hairstyling products.”

The James Dean marketing campaign, commissioned by Sexy Hair, will include a series of print and digital ads featuring famous James Dean photographs, images and quotes. Debuting in April 2016, the advertising will feature Dean alongside Style Sexy Hair products, ideal for men everywhere to tap into their inner cool.


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Corinne Foxx named Miss Golden Globe 2016 | PopSource TV News

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Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jaime Foxx, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2016.

Foxx is the daughter of Oscar-Winning actor Jamie Foxx and is a student at the University of Southern California. She is also an actress and model. The student will be passing out trophies onstage during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

Typically the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors an individual within the entertainment community and he or she is usually the off spring of a celebrity. The Proud dad posted a sentimental message to his Twitter: “soo proud of my little one for being chosen as Miss Golden Globes. @corinnefoxx can’t wait to see you on the stage!,” the Oscar Winner shared.

Jaime Foxx+Corinne Foxx+PopSourceTV News.

“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor,” Corinne Foxx said in a statement. “I’m honored that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognized for some of his greatest accomplishments.”

The two attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and InStyle Celebration of the 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel in West Hollywood on Tuesday. See pics below…


WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Jamie Foxx and Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx attend Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebration of The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Jamie Foxx and Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx attend Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebration of The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)





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AT&T Brings ASPiRE And UP Networks To U-verse And DIRECTV Platforms

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AT&T will now offer Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE, the network that entertains and celebrates urban influencers and African-American families, and UP, a network providing uplifting family programming. ASPiRE and UP are now available on the DIRECTV and U-verse platforms.

“We’re pleased to bring these great channels that serve family audiences and expand entertainment options on both our U-verse and DIRECTV platforms,” said Dan York, chief content officer at AT&T. “With these networks come a diverse array of voices and perspectives that build on the wide variety of programming we carry today.”

“This is a fantastic way for us to close out a very successful year and we salute AT&T for recognizing the value that ASPiRE brings to their customers with programming that is relatable, relevant and positive,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman & CEO, ASPiRE. “We will continue to provide a real and authentic view of the African-American community.”

“As the leading brand in family entertainment, we are proud to work with AT&T and look forward to entertaining AT&T’s customers with our unique brand of quality family content,” said Charley Humbard, president & CEO of UP.

ASPiRE brings viewers reality programs, modern comedies, provocative documentaries, popular series and original shows from a groundbreaking new generation of content creators. Show highlights include the network’s popular original series “ABFF Independent,” a weekly show hosted by Grammy® Award-winning music producer, recording artist and actor David Banner. And be sure to catch “Changemakers,” an original reality series spotlighting African-American celebrities using their success to improve the lives of others. ASPiRE is also the home of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) football and basketball games. Look for exclusive live coverage of regular season and championship games.

UP is passionate about bringing entertaining content that viewers can feel good about. UP brings premiere movies and original series filled with compelling stories. This holiday season, “Everything You Love About Christmas” returns featuring more than 50 days and 500 hours of holiday movies, specials and marathons. The network’s hit original series “Bringing Up Bates” returns for a 3rd season in January. The new original series starring the world’s foremost family-fixer, “Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour” will also hit TVs in January.

ASPiRE is now available on DIRECTV’s XTRA package (channel 381) and on AT&T U-verse (channels 158/1158). UP is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 338) and on U-verse (channels 369/1369).
ASPiRE is a television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle and news/information. The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities.

ASPiRE is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C..

About UP
UP is television’s trusted entertainment brand dedicated to providing viewers with “feel good TV for you and your family.” UP uplifts viewers every day with premiere movies, original reality, dramatic and comedy series filled with compelling stories and characters with character. In keeping with its brand promise, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.

About Magic Johnson Enterprises
Magic Johnson Enterprises acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities.

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Lexus and The Weinstein Company Reveal Winners of The Third Lexus Short Films Series at Napa Valley Film Festival

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Lexus and The Weinstein Company announced today the four winners of the third annual Lexus Short Films series at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Selected from thousands of submissions, Alexis Michalik, Byoung-Gon Moon,Damian Walshe-Howling and Pippa Bianco received their honors during last night’s closing ceremonies at Napa Valley Film Festival at the Uptown Theatre.

Since the entry process began in July, filmmakers from around the world have submitted their resume and short films for the chance to direct their own short film around this year’s theme of “Anticipation”. This year’s Lexus Short Films series has been unique, as submissions, through Withoutabox, were opened worldwide for the first time ever to aspiring directors from within the filmmaking community to be selected as one of four finalists. These finalists will have their short films produced courtesy of Lexus and The Weinstein Company, receiving first look deals.

The four finalists will also receive promotional theatrical distribution for their short films, participate in a tour of top film festivals around the world and receive an at-home filmmaking and editing suite to further bring their imagination and passion to life.

The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “The Lexus Short Films series has been a fantastic partnership to help discover young filmmakers while shining a light on the short film format. This year’s Lexus Short Films series provided an opportunity to reach aspiring filmmakers around the world looking to gain exposure and experience through the chance to work with Lexus and The Weinstein Company. We have been truly impressed by the number and quality of submissions received with more than 4,000 submissions from over 100 countries. We look forward to helping the finalists turn their visions into truly great films.”

Mark Templin, Executive Vice President of Lexus International, added, “Our third annual partnership with The Weinstein Company for the Lexus Short Films series has once again offered a great opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to share their own unique narratives through the short film format. Lexus strives to create unforgettable experiences and from the submissions we’ve reviewed, the filmmaking community clearly shares this same passion. It has been incredible discovering these filmmakers’ creativity in storytelling and we look forward to seeing the four final short films in 2016.”

This year’s Lexus Short Films winners will receive acclaim with Lexus and The Weinstein Company hosting regional premiere events for each film at top short film festivals starting in June 2016. The filmmakers will also have their films shown for the first time in an exclusive world premiere event at the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival.

“Partnering with Lexus on the Lexus Short Films series allows us to discover new filmmakers that are the potential future stars of the film industry, providing the community with their approach on storytelling and directing,” said The Weinstein Company COO and President David Glasser. “The third Lexus Short Films series received some truly original and impressive submissions and it was hard for us to select only four winners. We can’t wait for the world to get to know these talented young filmmakers and see their premieres next year in Napa and around the world.”

Lexus Short Films Season 3 Winners

1. Alexis Michalik (France, Europe)
Alexis is an actor and filmmaker who has starred in several television movies and series, such as Petits meurtres en famille, Terre delumière and Kaboul Kitchen and feature films directed by Billy Zane, Diane Kurys, Safy Nebou, Yann Samuel, Fernando Colomo, Danièle Thompson and Alexandre Arcady. Alexis is also known for acting successfully in theater in the comedy Le Dindon, staged by Thomas Le Douarec, and Ibsen and Strindberg’s Les Fleurs Gelées. He is the founder of the theater company Los Figaros and after directing two short films, Au Sol, in 2013 and Pim-Poum le petit Panda, in 2014, Alexis continues to pursue his writing career and will direct his first feature film Escort Boys.

2. Byoung-Gon Moon (South Korea, Asia)
Moon is a filmmaker who graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul and is known for directing the short film No More CoffeeBreak, which was selected for the short film competition at the 2008 International College Peace Film Festival. Moon’s short film, Finis Operis, was a part of the short film competition of the critic’s week at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and in 2013, he directed his short film Safe, which was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

3. Damian Walshe-Howling (Australia, Oceania)
Damian is an acclaimed actor and filmmaker best known for his latest short film, Suspended, which recently screened in the official competition at international film festivals including St Kilda, Flickerfest, Nashville and Locarno in Switzerland. He is also known for his 2007 debut short film The Bloody Sweet Hit. Damian has a passion for storytelling which has taken him all over the world in pursuit of culturally diverse stories and roles. He received an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his performance of Melbourne’s“Most Loved Murderer”, Andrew Benji Veniamin, in the original Underbelly series.

4. Pippa Bianco (United States of America, North America)
Pippa is a filmmaker who studied photography at Yale University and is currently writing and producing at Beyoncè’s Parkwood Entertainment, directing a commission for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a writing credit on the upcoming film Bleed For This. Pippa started her career by working in independent film – assisting on Braden King’s Here (Sundance 2011) and Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette (Sundance 2012). Since then, Pippa’s films have been selected and won awards at numerous festivals including Telluride and SXSW. Pippa was also chosen as one of nine filmmakers for the American Film Institute’s Women’s Directors Program fellowship in 2014, where her short film submission, Share, won the 1st Prize in the Cinéfondation category at this year’sCannes Film Festival. Continuing her success with AFI, she is a Yaddo Filmmaker-in-Residence for the 2015-2016 term.

In 2013, Lexus Short Films was launched with the goal of supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers. These aspiring directors and writers have received a unique opportunity supported by Lexus to collaborate with acclaimed film studio The Weinstein Company to produce and showcase their work on an international stage.  For more information, visit

Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has earned a worldwide reputation for high-quality products and exemplary customer service. Lexus is the hybrid leader among luxury brands, offering hybrids that provide the best in innovative technology and premier luxury. The evolution of Lexus is reflected in the progressive designs of its new vehicles. The signature spindle grille, dynamic light treatments and sculptured lines create a distinctive look of luxury for Lexus.

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 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.


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 ShoppersRodeo 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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Blake Shelton Tapped to Host 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Blake Shelton has been tapped to host the 2016 Kids Choice Awards.

Shelton made the announcement Monday during a visit to NBC’s “Today” show.

Shelton shared his pending news on Twitter:

Seems as though lots of good things are happening for the country superstar. Shelton’s rep confirmed last week that the singer is now dating fellow The Voice co-star, Gwen Stefani. After the CMA Awards last week, Shelton tweeted that there are a lot of great things going on in his life:


Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will air live 8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed for the West Coast) the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2016 from the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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Ryan Seacrest Partners with Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer to Launch a New Venture Targeting Men’s Grooming Category

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Bringing together two of the most powerful players and visionaries in their respective fields – premier Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and celebrated radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest – today announced their exclusive partnership and new venture into the burgeoning men’s grooming category, launching a men’s skincare line in late 2016, as reported by Lancer Skincare.

Dr. Lancer has long been a trusted source for effective skincare solutions and his first-class practice is a celebrated beauty destination for global patients and celebrity clientele alike. Among them, consummate believers of his philosophy and revolutionary products; possibly none more so than Ryan himself – a longstanding patient, revered friend and now business partner.

This dynamic pairing combines Dr. Lancer’s 30+ years of highly regarded expertise and innovation with Seacrest’s proven influence and discerning eye for style and trends. Both recognize and understand the growing demand for quality men’s products that deliver serious results. While the line will utilize the very principles of Dr. Lancer’s renowned Lancer Method, the new offerings will feature entirely original formulas that expertly navigate the specific skincare needs of men today.

“Over the years at my practice, I’ve seen an evolution in how men care about and for their skin,” says Dr. Lancer. “There is undoubtedly more of a consciousness within this demographic and a clear shift to more diligent maintenance. Men are more discerning about their regular grooming habits and products. Realizing this and their specific skincare priorities, it became more apparent we needed a targeted, effective line to address this category.”

“It’s no secret that guys are increasingly embracing the benefits and value of grooming, as well as openly talking about it,” adds Seacrest. “I’ve always credited Dr. Lancer with my own efforts to maintain a youthful appearance, leveraging his skincare regimen. So, when we talked about potentially launching this business together, it makes sense on every level.”

To Tracey Sameyah, CEO of Lancer Skincare, LLC, there was never a doubt the Lancer franchise would eventually include a men’s range. “We don’t believe any brand in this space is currently able to straddle male-centric skincare, cutting innovation and appeal to successfully address the male consumer of today. However, we strongly believe that the partnership between Dr. Lancer and Ryan is truly unlike any other. Backed by Dr. Lancer’s solid foundation as a world-renowned dermatologist, and Ryan’s incredible global reach, their vision for this emerging segment will be a game changer for the men’s grooming industry.”


Steven Tyler Launches Philanthropic Initiative: Janie’s Fund

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Musician Steven Tyler announced today the launch of his new signature philanthropic initiative to help girls who have been abused and neglected: Janie’s Fund.

America’s beloved songsmith and humanitarian, Steven Tyler, an iconic rockstar forever known for his big voice, is now opening his big heart. Tyler is honored to announce today the launch of his new signature philanthropic initiative: Janie’s Fund (, in partnership with Youth Villages. The fund will bring hope and healing to girls who have endured neglect and abuse. It will also raise much-needed money and awareness to address, through proven programs, the trauma of sexual abuse in children and to expand these services to aid even more girls.

Tyler’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” was born out of his growing desire to speak up for the victims of child abuse. Launching Janie’s Fund has been a longtime dream of Tyler’s, and he is passionate about the positive results that this fund will create for young people.
“As a father and grandfather, I want to focus my energy on things that really matter and leave behind something else in this crazy world along with my music. I am starting Janie’s Fund to give a voice to the millions of victims who haven’t had one and encourage everyone to join me on this mission,” said Tyler.

Janie’s Fund kicks off with a historic 54 days of impact, running from November 8th, the 26th anniversary of the release of “Janie’s Got a Gun,” through the end of the year. Anyone who signs up to support during these 54 days becomes a Founding Member of Janie’s Fund and receives limited-edition merchandise from Tyler. Fans can visit to become Founding Members and register for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Tyler through Prizeo.

The “Ultimate VIP Rock Experience with Steven Tyler” prize includes walking the red carpet and VIP backstage passes to an upcoming performance, as well as hanging with Tyler and his entourage backstage before the show. In addition, other priceless experiences are available, and all Founding Members will be memorialized in perpetuity on

The excitement surrounding the Janie’s Fund announcement began last week, when other artists began to receive large custom mystery crates: Bono, Miley Cyrus, Sir Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Britney Spears, Howard Stern, Carrie Underwood and more received exact replicas of Tyler’s most famous trademark white, jewel-encrusted mic and mic stand, (courtesy of Atlas Sound and Shure), complete with hand sewn signature scarves and a handwritten note from Tyler saying, “I may have a big mouth, but now I need your voice.” There will be additional mystery crates being revealed from other A-list artists in the coming weeks.

Tyler, the iconic songwriter and voice of the best-selling American rock band, Aerosmith, has been an avid philanthropist his entire life, performing regularly for social causes, including the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.

More about Janie’s Fund:
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Steven first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come. Janie’s Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children and to generate financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective support available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse. One hundred percent of all donations to Janie’s Fund are used to support proven programs at Youth Villages that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and to expand these services to help even more girls. These services incorporate the latest research on developing brains and neuropsychology.

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Founded in 1986, Youth Villages is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to providing the most effective local solutions to help children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families live successfully. The organization helps more than 23,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Youth Villages’ Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing unprecedented accountability to families and funders.

More about Steven Tyler:
Steven Tyler is the iconic songwriter and prolific voice of the best-selling American rock band, Aerosmith. Tyler is considered one of music’s most recognizable, dynamic frontmen and has been cited by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest singers of all time.” Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, he has won 4 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and an Emmy Award. In addition to having 9 number one hits, 25 gold, 18 platinum and 12 multi-platinum album certifications, Tyler, along with the rest of his band members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2013, Tyler was awarded with the Founder’s Award at the ASCAP Pop Awards and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Tyler is currently working on his highly anticipated solo album with Big Machine Label Group. His first country single ‘Love Is Your Name’ debuted on May 13, 2015 and reached #1 on the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart. The accompanying video has garnered nearly 10 million views to date.

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Celebrity Favorite Los Angeles Dance Studio Goes Global

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Over the last two years, North Hollywood-based Millennium Dance Complex, the go-to studio for celebrities such as Britney Spears, Pink, and Justin Timberlake, has quietly been expanding it’s reach well past the Los Angeles area through franchises in seven US cities, and as far a field as Tokyo.

But Millennium isn’t stopping there- not by a long shot. Takes are taking place in order to bring Millennium’s unique hip-hop dance instruction to Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Singapore, France, Canada, the UK, Germany to several locations in China and at least ten more US cities.

By combining the universality of dance and the global desire for all things American, Millennium is bringing dance instruction into the 21st Century through online and multi-media interactivity, available to anyone with an internet connection.

Mass popular dance instruction hasn’t changed in the last sixty years, when Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray opened up their ball room dancing instruction chain all over the United States, yet popular dance styles have evolved well past the Cha-Cha and Merengue.

Sure, brides want to have a traditional waltz with their fathers at their wedding reception, but they also want to be able to bust out the latest moves for their guests in increasing intricate hip hop spectaculars. This is where Millennium comes in.

By learning step by step instruction from some of the best choreographers the entertainment industry has to offer, a couple in Pittsburgh can now show off YouTube viral-worthy moves simply by dropping by their local Millennium Studio. Of course instruction from Millennium Dance Complex isn’t limited to engaged couples- anyone can take classes, from beginner classes through to professional level instruction.

What differentiates Millennium from small dance studios is the celebrity factor. Since 1992, stars such as Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Ortega, P. Diddy, and Beyonce have enjoyed the relative obscurity of the original North Hollywood location.

The seemingly low-key frontage allows these mega-stars to hone their shows in private. Sometimes celebrities will drop in on classes unannounced, and sometimes even hire class attendees as back up dancers. The stars keep returning because of the cutting edge level of instruction, which now can be available to all, rather than the lucky few who can afford to relocate to Los Angeles.

Dance as a form of personal and mass entertainment is experiencing a Renaissance of sorts. From exercise (Zumba, Dance Tutor, Beachboy) to television (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, Magic Mike) to retail (Capezio, LuluLemon, Under Armor, Nike) to of course dance studios, any commercial venture that associates itself with dance is almost guaranteed to succeed, as evidenced by the $150B (yes, that’s billion with a B) that dance-related businesses generate.

Just as with the gym business in the 1980s, the dance studio business is ripe for consolidation. Instead of concentrating on small, local markets, Millennium has plans to streamline, standardize and bring under one roof hip-hop and popular dance instruction through franchising.

A first of its kind in modern dance instruction, growth has understandably been fast. “We had hoped that there was a strong need for hip-hop dance instruction in cities other than Los Angeles, but we had no idea how quickly the idea would catch on. Millennium’s growth has been faster than we ever thought possible, especially in the foreign markets” said Millennium Dance Complex Co-Owner Robert Baker.

“But then we realized, no matter what language you speak, or what religion you follow, every culture has a form of dance. Dance is the universal language of humanity; as a species we are always looking for ways to expand our movement vocabularies. Now anyone can learn to dance through Millennium with the latest moves from some of the best choreographers in the world.”

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Stuart Weitzman Launches SWxYOU: Set in Stones, A Limited Edition Pave Program with the Iconic NUDIST Sandal

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Sexy, strappy, sleek: The NUDIST stiletto is as close to bare as a fashionable foot can get. Coveted by Hollywood’s most stylish starlets, this iconic Stuart Weitzman silhouette has garnered such a cult-like following that the designer has created a limited edition pave program centered on the NUDIST sandal. SWxYOU: Set in Stones launches on Monday, November 9th, exclusively at, and will run for a two-week period.

The limited edition pave collection shines with glamorous, Swarovski crystal-encrusted incarnations of the NUDIST, from posh polka dots to chic chevron to sophisticated solid colors. Customers can choose from a selection of Swarovski crystals in various hues. Retail prices range from $2735–$2995 with an approximate delivery period of 12–14 weeks.

The NUDIST has become a favorite of Hollywood’s fashion elite including Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston, Gigi Hadid and Beyonce. The designer’s limited edition customization series, SWxYOU: Set in Stones, provides trend-seekers and fashionistas with the exclusive opportunity to choose, create and customize the perfect crystal-encrusted Stuart Weitzman NUDIST sandal, exclusively on

Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, operates 58 retail stores across the United States and in Europe. The brand is also sold through licensed international stores and international shop-in-shops, fine retailers and specialty stores and e-commerce sites in the United States, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Stuart Weitzman footwear and accessories are sold in more than 70 countries.

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC is a company of Coach, Inc.

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