Target’s Laysha Ward & Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o
*In honor of film industry notables Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o, Target proudly sponsored the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
The retail partner celebrated this year’s honorees by furthering its commitment to the African-American community through a $50,000 donation.
“On behalf of today’s award winners, we are making a contribution to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture.” Continue reading
*Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon.
The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday.
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.
*New details about this year’s Grammy Awards show have surfaced regarding the scrambling producers had to do to honor singer Whitney Houston.
Her death occurred less than 24 hours before the live telecast and the show’s staff was forced to put something together in a hurry.
Host LL Cool J admitted getting in front of the audience at the Staples Center after her death was “definitely the most challenging moment I’ve faced in my career.”
He decided to open up in prayer, an unusual happening for any televised Hollywood awards ceremony.
The last minute changes and scrambles are all detailed in new documentary, “A Death in the Family: the Show Must Go On.”
The film premiered Monday at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
From the time the call was made to the finishing touches, the awards ceremony was more than a memorial; it affected so many others who were involved.
Read/learn more at Huffington Post.