The first annual Unite4: Humanity gala was held recently in Culver City, CA. Honorees included: former president Bill Clinton (who was also the keynote speaker), Andy Samberg, Robert De Niro, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Martin Scorsese, Alicia Keys, John Sykes, and Philomena Lee. Check out a few red carpet photos. Continue reading
*Eva Longoria ex-husband, NBA star Tony Parker, is expecting a child with his new fiancée, he announced on Twitter.
The former “Desperate Housewives” actress split from the athlete in 2010 after three years of marriage amid rumors he had cheated.
Parker is now preparing to marry Axelle Francine, who he proposed to earlier this year, and now the couple has revealed they are expecting a son.
“Hey just wanted to say that I’m very happy today…me and my future Wife going to have a Baby Boy!!!!,” Parker tweeted.
The news comes after Longoria was reportedly spotted kissing her ex, Eduardo Cruz. Posting a link to the claim on Twitter, she added: “Sorry this is just not true.”
But it appears she’s still big-upping Booker who recently won the Democratic primary for the New Jersey Senate seat.
Longoria, after recently hosting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual luncheon on Tuesday, spoke with “Extra’s” Terri Seymour about why she chose to support Booker.
“I think he’s going to be a future President of the United States,” Longoria said. I just believe in him so much and his stance on everything. He’s dynamic, and he’s very personally involved in everything he does. He puts his phone number on Twitter so people can call him directly if there’s a pipeline broken. The way he’s accessible to his constituents is really mind-blowing.”
Kevin Liles returns home to make life better with Make It Happen and For A Better Baltimore community projects
*“I have two initiatives…Make It Happen is one,” said Kevin Liles, entertainment and media mogul (Def Jam/Island Def Jam/Warner Music) about his two foundations, Make It Happen and For A Better Baltimore. “Make It Happen is based on my book. I wanted it to have a Foundation to support it.”
A Baltimore native Kevin’s Make It Happen Foundation just offered its Summer Business Academy held at Morgan State University. Twelve disadvantage college-eligible students were taught business principals using the respected youth education nonprofit LEAD’s Triad Model.
“I started at Morgan because I wanted to support my Alma Mater,” said Liles about the programs location – Morgan coincdently is my Alma Mater as well. “It’s been to three different schools. We’re going international.”
Kevin Liles went from working as an intern at Def Jam Records to serving as its president and CEO for nine years. He also served as the executive vice president of its parent company Island Def Jam Music Group, and now serves as executive vice president of Warner Music Group.
“Send some songs my way,” he said to me when I mentioned my, “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference’s national talent competition’s artists’ success. “We’re always looking for songs.”
What he said about his goals for the young students aided through his Foundation’s affords is, “I want them to not go through school thinking they can’t be innovators.”
Liles stressed that he wants to intertwine technology into their lives. He has a goal to get them use to using Google and to own a Samsung or Apple.
“These kids… with Apple (products)…it could help them communicate with their families,” he pointed out. “I want them inspired…to want to be successful. We need to focus on education and entrepreneurship. I started as an engineer and ended in entertainment engineering my way through. I want kids to get the light shinned on them and take that light and shine it on a business…to not come out high school and not know what they want to do.”
On August 28, 2013 Kevin Liles’ For A Better Baltimore Foundation will host their annual Back to School Festival.
“We’ve given away 2,000 back-packs and thanks to the Food Bank we expect 5,000 this year with a Healthy Living theme,” he concluded.
Liles, who is also a motivational speaker, has helped launch the careers of so many of today’s legendary artists that include LL Cool J, DMX, Ludacris, JaRule, Musiq and Ashanti. His book, “Make It Happen,” is a best-seller and it’s the Hip-Hop generations’ guide to success.
His career has led to a street in Baltimore being named after him – its located at cross street Popular Grove. Kevin was instrumental in the 2008 Right To Vote Campaign with Jay Z, Beyonce’, P. Diddy, Russell Simmons and Mary J Blige. He also orchestrated the partnership with that launched Rockstar Game, founded by Jamie King and Gary Foreman. Their first game release was Def Jam Rapstar in 2010. He serves on the board of many companies such as advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather’s Diversity Board, The SEED School of Maryland, Harbor Bank of Maryland and Health Corp. – to name a few.
Learn more about Kevin Liles at www.KevinLiles.com.
Grant Show takes on a leading role in Lifetimes’ ‘Devious Maids,’ airs on Sundays
*Known as Jake Hanson in the series “Melrose Place,” Grant Show is now the leading man in Lifetime’s new primetime soap opera series “Devious Maids” airing on Sundays. The series is produced by Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) and Marc Cherry (“Arrested Development”).
“Marc Cherry has his own style,” Grant Show said about working with the producers on the “Devious Maids” project. “It’s dramatic but there is lots of comedy.”
Show plays Spence Westmore in this primetime soap opera where murder and mayhem is the theme.
“The last 10 years I’ve played bad guys, arrogant and full of themselves,” he pointed out. “Spence is a sweet, sweet guy trying to do right by the kids, but his wife is not a sweet person so he goes to the maids.”
The maids are working in a world of much wealth and the contrast in their own lives breeds desperation and desperate people do desperate things – so that breeds the drama.
Grant Show’s “hunk” role in “Melrose Place,” the “90201” spin-off, had him before more than 10 million devoted viewers each week. He also appeared in “Private Practice,” “Six Feet Under,” and the 2012 box office hit The Possession with Kyra Sedgwick.
(Event: Free Saturday Oct 19th the Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II,” presented by Ovation International magazine, one-day entertainment conference (two intense seminars, talent and competition showcase) at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, sponsored in part by www.EURweb.com – www.UpliftingMinds2.com or FreeAssocInc3@aol.com. Syndicated Column: The Pulse of Entertainment is written weekly by Eunice Moseley, also a PR/Business Management consultant – www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com, www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com.)
*So “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria’s new boyfriend, Ernesto Arguello, is apparently a Miami entrepreneur who recently found himself more than $4 million in the hole, according to court records
Apparently the star’s new beau is not as concerned as the public is with his ability to compete with her former love, Tony Parker, he’s more concerned about keeping up with his own finances. In court he claimed that he was worth no more than the shirt on his back and the custom jewelry around his neck.
Longoria, 38, and Arguello’s relationship blossomed after a failed dating show where he was hand picked to be one of the men to compete for Longoria’s love. Although the show didn’t do well, they hit it off and have been together ever since.
From his bio we find that Arguello, 34, is an architect and engineer who graduated from the University of Miami and builds homes for underprivileged people in Third World countries.
But despite his ventures he wound up in personal bankruptcy court last year.
Gossip Extra got their hands on the court papers which listed Arguello’s assets as clothers and jewelry worth $1,555. He managed to accumulate around $4.16 million in liabilities which includes $60k in student loans and $4 million in business debt.
Federal court records show the case was closed in September, around the time the dating show was being taped.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Longoria is worth about $35 million; while her ex, Tony Parker, is worth $75 million!
If that ain’t enough to make go, “hmmm!,” nothing will.
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March 15: Singer-keyboardist Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 70. Singer Rockwell is 49. Actress Eva Longoria is 38. Musician will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas is 38. Rapper Young Buck is 32.
Mar. 15, 1933: Los Angeles Sentinel founded by Leon H. Washington. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)