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Judith Hill To Perform at Grammy Museum LA February 22nd

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GRAMMY-winning soul singer/songwriter Judith Hill has shared her musical gifts in a variety of ways.

The Los Angeles native has been a background singer for such legends as Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, and the late Michael Jackson, serving as the latter’s duet partner on the classic ballad, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” which later became a highlight of Jackson’s posthumously released film This Is It. She also appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which earned her a GRAMMY for Best Music Film.

Hill subsequently appeared on The Voice, where she began to cement her identity as a solo artist with a series of knockout performances that showcased her ability to put her own unique spin on familiar songs. After seeing an interview with Hill, during which the singer expressed her desire to collaborate with Prince, the GRAMMY-winning artist called Hill personally and said he’d love to work with her.

Prince played on and co-produced (with Hill) Judith’s debut solo album, Back in Time, which showcases Hill’s soulful, powerhouse voice and considerable songwriting prowess, with smart, deeply felt songs about racial injustice and overcoming struggle, nestled comfortably alongside supremely funky party jams that Hill says are a celebration of music, community, and family.

Following her captivating performance at the “Earth in Concert: Protecting the Planet Through Music” benefit in November 2015, the GRAMMY Museum is excited to welcome back Judith Hill to the Clive Davis Theater for a special night of music and conversation.

Hill is set to perform on Feb. 22nd at the Grammy Museum LA, which is located at 800 W OLYMPIC BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA at 8 p.m.

For more information visit http://www.grammymuseum.org

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Laverne Cox Is Pretty In Pink at NAACP A-List Luncheon

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The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards Luncheon was held today at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The A-list affair was a posh event that seemed more like a “Who’s who in Hollywood.”  The red-carpet was flanked with gorgeous-ness and glamour!

We were glad to host at the event and gather insight from those who stopped by PopSource TV to chat. One of our favorites from the red carpet was non-other than one of People Magazines’ Most Beautiful celebrities, Laverne Cox. “A sight to behold,” as one onlooker described her. The OITNB star looked pretty in pink. Her look was one of the best of the day. Glam Odyssey!

It was recently announced that Cox is set to Play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show TV Remake.

Other attendees included most of the “Black-ish” cast including Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahid and Marcus Scribner. Among the nominees in attendance were Tyrese, Skai Jackson, Naturi Naughton and Loretta Devine.

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination,” according to the organization.

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Kathleen Bradley Celebrates Birthday in Style

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Kathleen Bradley was all smiles and the center of attention at her huge birthday bash held at the iconic Maverick’s Flat in Los Angeles Friday.

Bradley, who was a “Barker Beauty” from 1990-2000 is very iconic in the African-American Community. As evidence, her posh affair was filled with entertainment industry veterans who came out to congratulate the former model and actress.

Bradley was the first permanent African-American model on the “Price is Right”, which is America’s number-one-rated TV game show. Though she is a celebrated author, and speaker, most people will always remember her as the 5’9″ leggy beauty who graced the television screens of millions of Americans on a daily basis.

We were glad to be on hand to celebrate with Bradley, who wanted to personally greet and take photographs with each one of her guests. At one time Bradley was swarmed by a group of admirers on the carpet and without hesitation, the showbiz veteran said “Get in here, let’s take a picture – the more men the better” which made everyone in the adorning crowd burst into laughter.

In an exclusive interview with PopSource TV, Bradley says she hopes, “Her legacy will be that she was a giver, and a good mom and grandma.”

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Oscars Make Plans to increase diversity

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The Oscars are trying to turn things around, in the wake of this year’s nominations where no actor of color was recognized in any of the four acting categories.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Friday, it will add three seats to its 51-person board in an effort to double the number of minorities and women in the Academy by 2020, according to Variety.

It also met with African-American host Chris Rock to make sure he’s still on board. Rock, has been under pressure to drop out as host from many credible people of power in the entertainment industry as the fall-out continues.

Variety points out that, of 305 eligible films this year, only a handful were made by minority directors, and fewer were directed by women.

Beginning later in 2016, new member’s voting rights will last 10 years and be renewed only if that member has been active in film. Members will get lifetime voting rights after three 10-year-terms, or if they’ve been nominated for an Oscar, the report revealed.

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In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, John Krasinski, left, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the Academy Awards nominations for best performance by an actor in a leading role at the 88th Academy Awards nomination ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, “The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up. These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.”

The board made the changes in an emergency meeting Thursday night, as an undeniable response to the controversy over the Oscar nominations being so white. The Academy will also launch a new campaign aimed at increasing diversity.

Power players Jada Pinkett Smith, and honorary Oscar Winner Spike Lee have posted on social media that they will not be attending this year’s ceremony.

 

 

 

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Beyonce Bringing New Music Soon

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The “Halo” singer is rumored to be ready to surprise the masses by releasing her sixth album. According to The Sun, the only thing that’s been holding Mrs. Carter back from dropping the record is Adele, because the two have great respect for each other, Queen Bey is reportedly letting 25 run it’s course in the spotlight.

An industry source told the newspaper: ‘Beyonce has totally relaxed her schedule and pushed back her album, which is now complete and ready to go. It was wrapped up at the end of 2015 but she held off on a release as a code of honor to Adele, so their records didn’t clash.’

‘Beyonce doesn’t have the pressure of releasing an album and is doing bits here and there because she and her team know it is Adele’s time to shine. The last few months have been all about her comeback.’

The Texas native is scheduled to join Coldplay at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco on February 7th.

Beyonce released her self-titled album in December, along with themed music videos. The album was the fastest-selling to ever hit iTunes and sold 617,213 copies domestically.

 

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LATFUSA.COM TO HOST THE 2nd HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS BENEFITING CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

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After a successful first year, celebrating the image makers to the stars, LATF will host the 2nd annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBA) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the iconic Avalon Hollywood.

The black tie & dinner gala benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recognizes the architects of hair, makeup, photography and styling in Hollywood.

The 2016 HBA honorees & nominees are:

Honorees

Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling: Sterfon Demings – (Known for: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ ‘Monster’s Ball’ (Halle Berry), ‘Milk’ (Sean Penn), ‘Into The Wild’ (Kristen Stewart), ‘Bones’ (Tamara Taylor).

Outstanding Achievement In Hairstyling: Kathryn Blondell – (Known for: ‘Stay Away, Joe’ (Elvis), ‘HouseSitter’ & ‘Out-Of-Towners’ (Goldie Hawn), ‘Cast Away’ (Tom Hanks), ‘Aviator’ (Cate Blanchett), Pers to Leonardo DiCaprio for 12 years including ‘The Revenant.’

Outstanding Achievement In Makeup: Laini Thompson – (Known for: ‘Jungle Fever,’ ‘Drop Zone,’ ‘The Fan’ (Wesley Snipes), ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Men In Black’ (Will Smith), ‘Money Train’ (Woody Harrelson), ‘The Evidence’ (Orlando Jones).)

Outstanding Achievement In Special Effects Makeup: Mike Smithson – (Known for: ‘Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me’ (Oscar nom), ‘Fragments’ (Forest Whitaker, Dakota Fanning), ‘Lone Ranger’ (Armie Hammer), ‘Avatar.’)

Outstanding Achievement In Photography: Norman Seeff – (Known for shooting: Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina Turner)

Three established nominees, specializing in creating celebrity looks on the red carpet and for editorial will compete in each honoree category.

Competing Nominees

Sterfon Demings Award For Hairstyling:

Tippi Shorter (Works with AVEDA, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland)

Kiyah Wright (Works with Tyra Banks, Ciara, Iggy Azalea)

Marcia Hamilton (Works with Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Pink!)

Kathryn Blondell Award For Hairstyling:

Giannandrea (Works with Macadamia Professional, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen)

Riawna Capri (Works with Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev, Emma Roberts)

Wendy Iles (Works with Heidi Klum, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett)

Mike Smithson Award For Makeup:

Erik Soto (Works with Kat Von D, KVD Beauty, Sephora)

John Stapleton (Works with MAC, Kelly Osbourne, Margaret Cho)

Rachel Goodwin (Works with Chanel, Brie Larson, Diane Kruger)

Laini Thompson Award For Makeup:

Derrick Rutledge (Works with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Kenya Moore)

Mylah Morales (Works with Rihanna, Tinashe, Keke Palmer)

Sheika Daley (Works with Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, LaLa Anthony)

Norman Seeff Award For Photography:

Eric Charbonneau (Shoots for AP/Invision, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, etc.)

Jeff Kravitz (Shoots for Getty, MTV, Capitol Records, Disney, etc.)

Mario Anzuoni (Shoots for Reuters, Academy Awards, GRAMMYS, etc.)

Special Honoree Awards

The HBAs will remit a Special Recognition Award to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Fragrance of the YearDior’s Sauvage presented by Johnny Depp

Beauty Enhancement AwardDr. Jason B. Diamond presented by Rebecca Gayheart

Other Categories TBA:

Timeless Beauty Award

New Beauty Awards

The Empire Award

The Red Carpet Award

Celebrities attending: Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Kelly Rowland, Chaley Rose, Eric Dane, Orlando Jones, Tamara Taylor, Jackée, and more.

ABOUT LATF: 

LATF (LA TV FILM) is a daily news site and monthly online magazine, covering entertainment and  lifestyle content worldwide, from beauty to fashion, film, TV, music, travel, etc“No gossip, just news.

For more information visit www.latfusa.com

 

 

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James Packer Puts A Ring On It: Billionaire and Mariah Carey Engaged

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Congratulations to pop superstar Mariah Carey and her billionaire beau Mr. James Packer who just gifted the stunning singer with an engagement ring!

The singer is set to tie the knot with her Australian businessman boyfriend, after Packer popped the question in New York City on Thursday night, ET confirmed. The singer received a massive 35 caret diamond from Packer, as reported by E! News.

Packer and Carey have grown very close over the past few months. They have even been spotted together with her kids out on [family] vacations for Aspen to Sydney. The two made their first public appearance on the red carpet back on Sept 22 when they attended the NYC premiere of The Intern.

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LL Cool J Hollywood Walk of Fame Exclusive

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Some of the biggest names in show business came out to support LL Cool J who was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday in Hollywood. Top names in entertainment were on hand to offer their congrats to the New York native including business moguls Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dana Owens – known professionally as Queen Latifah, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., and Russell Simmons, along with CBS executives and many others from the entertainment and television industries.

Simmons, who is the founder of Def Jam Recordings, worked closely with LL early in career and the two have remained friends over the years. The two-time Grammy Award winner is one of the few entertainers who can count being equally successful in music as well as television, and his friends were there to provide good wishes to the Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor.

Several people we spoke with said they were there to pay tribute to his [LL’s] place in the hip hop dynasty as well as on television.

We caught up with LL’s wife Simone on the red carpet. In an exclusive interview, she said “I’m so proud of my husband, he is a good man – a God fearing man who always puts his family first.” In speaking with Johnson in a star-studded space at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, LL smiled and said “God is good.”

 

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Magic Johnson, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Diddy at LL Cool J’s Walk of Fame reception in Hollywood

 

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Longtime friends LL Cool J and Queen Latifah embrace at LL Cool J’s Walk of Fame reception

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LL Cool J gives Queen Latifah a kiss as she arrives to his Walk of Fame reception

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LL Cool J receives 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper/actor LL Cool J (front center) attends a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

LOS ANGELES – LL Cool J has added yet another huge accolade to his extended list of accomplishments: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

James Todd Smith, known by his stage name LL Cool J – which means Ladies Love Cool J [James] accepted the star Thursday among his closet friends and family. The recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, who is set to return as host for the upcoming 58th Grammy awards was in very good spirits before-and-after he was honored with the star.

The two-time Grammy Award winner is one of the few entertainers who can count being equally successful in music as well as television. LL was the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. He has also been a stand-out on the successful CBS drama NCIS:Los Angeles, and has landed leading roles in several films including Any Given Sunday and Kingdom Come, which also starred Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith.

LL received his star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Hard Rock. His family and friends were there to provide good wishes to the Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor. LL Cool J has been married to wife Simone since 1995. They have four children together.

The 48-year-old rapper/actor has received three NAACP Image awards, a soul train award – “The Quincy Jones Award” for Outstanding Career Achievements and is the recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal, Harvard University’s “Artist of the Year.”

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 21:  Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

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Magic Johnson’s Wife Cookie Looks Stunning in Navy

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We caught up with Cookie Johnson, wife of retired NBA Champion and serial entrepreneur Magic Johnson, who was on hand at the reception honoring LL Cool J who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Johnson looked A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in this navy blue suit paired with a navy blue silk blouse and navy blue heels. Classy sassy, glam odyssey!

Magic Johnson’s arm candy wife was all smiles with her husband at the event.

 

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