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Movie reviews, celebrity interviews, and personal experiences and opinions on what it's really like in Hollywood often from an African-American perspective.http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/noreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)Blogger530125Hollywood,entertainment,celebrities,African,American,reviews,news,stars,Blacknoreply@blogger.comnoHollywood,entertainment,celebrities,African,American,reviews,news,stars,BlackHollywood: As I Live and WorkHollywood: As I Live and Workhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/HollywoodAsILiveAndWorkhttp://feedburner.google.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-5417540060182590067Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +00002012-10-12T10:00:02.697-07:00FILMactressesactorsAva DuVernayAfrican-American filmreviewfilmmakerMiddle of Nowhere If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they are yours. But how long do you wait?  In her newest work, "Middle of Nowhere", film publicist turned award winning director, Ava DuVernay, explores this question through a loving young couple sentenced to eight years separation. Devoting Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is married to Derek (Omari Hardwick). 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Audiences LOVE to watch other people's dramas play out on screen, that explains why the premiere episode of OWN's "Iyanla: Fix My Life" was the network's #1 series debut EVER in its time slot, and why it rankedhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/iqKOPFNgz38/iyanla-fix-my-life-sweetie-pies-give.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ibxcefTEjZ5w1SQiJaZU1YSwv-0/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ibxcefTEjZ5w1SQiJaZU1YSwv-0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ibxcefTEjZ5w1SQiJaZU1YSwv-0/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ibxcefTEjZ5w1SQiJaZU1YSwv-0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/10/iyanla-fix-my-life-sweetie-pies-give.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-4855818102243807041Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:50:00 +00002012-09-18T16:50:11.726-07:00Kelly Price, SWV, New Edition, Heat Up Balboa Music Festival "Some like it hot!" And "hot" is great way to describe the first annual Balboa Music Festival this past weekend. Hot talent, hot venue, and of course hot weather! But despite the extreme heat and lack of shade, hundreds lined up early to get their seat or ideal spot on the grass at Lake Balboa's recreational park last Saturday in California's San Fernando Valley. The line-up was a good mix ofhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/QN632_OYRqQ/kelly-price-swv-new-edition-heat-up.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wuxX3UFKGEPJYaPD7y33XLg8IW0/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wuxX3UFKGEPJYaPD7y33XLg8IW0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wuxX3UFKGEPJYaPD7y33XLg8IW0/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wuxX3UFKGEPJYaPD7y33XLg8IW0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/09/kelly-price-swv-new-edition-heat-up.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-1306524559756354726Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +00002012-09-07T15:30:44.966-07:00social networkingactressesactressAlfre WoodardPersonal ExperiencesHollywood Pub, Wyllisa Bennett, Spills The Tea On DNC 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina, was the place to be this week. The queen city of the Tarheel state hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention and some of Hollywood's notables left California Pizza Kitchen behind for Carolina BBQ. Check out this twitter pic from actress Eva Longoria with Alfre Woodard and Ashley Judd: WhoSayPhotoEmbed.create({vanityRoot: "http://www.whosay.com/EvaLongoria", http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/DSpgH6vW0SU/hollywood-pub-wyllisa-bennett-spills.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1Dcuw7APz-Bhltys7M0t0FvVb9M/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1Dcuw7APz-Bhltys7M0t0FvVb9M/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1Dcuw7APz-Bhltys7M0t0FvVb9M/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1Dcuw7APz-Bhltys7M0t0FvVb9M/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/09/hollywood-pub-wyllisa-bennett-spills.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-8892495349525448227Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:00:00 +00002012-08-15T15:00:00.438-07:00FILMactressesactorsWhitney HoustoninterviewsAfrican-American film"Sparkle's" Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, & More Share Experience It's hump day! Seemingly that's nothing to get excited about. BUT it's the Wednesday BEFORE the much anticipated film, "Sparkle," hits theaters this weekend!  So I should tell you this is NOT a review. Press is on a muzzle clause until it comes out. Why? 'Cause our reviews can sometimes be a profit killer. But despite our published OPINIONS, errbody and their cousin wants to see the last http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/9o4wWmvks10/sparkles-jordin-sparks-mike-epps-more.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3YigXX1kuQID8t_5BDHxJ9k91sY/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3YigXX1kuQID8t_5BDHxJ9k91sY/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3YigXX1kuQID8t_5BDHxJ9k91sY/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3YigXX1kuQID8t_5BDHxJ9k91sY/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/08/sparkles-jordin-sparks-mike-epps-more.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-7903344726822439863Sun, 05 Aug 2012 23:06:00 +00002012-08-05T16:06:56.204-07:00Showbiz Up-And-Comer's Guide To Social Media Marketing Part 2 The showbiz game has changed! That's right boys and girls, Hollywood is focusing its lens on the digital and online frontiers, and not just for content anymore.  It's searching online for YOU!  Your social influence and online presence are more important now than they've ever been!  And THAT is why "A Star is Born Online: The Showbiz-And-Comer's Guide to Social Media Marketing" was produced http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/tMA6y4G1RYc/showbiz-up-and-comers-guide-to-social.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)2 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/7_OMmauwstw6cTw4TpmCOEwpzJI/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/7_OMmauwstw6cTw4TpmCOEwpzJI/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/7_OMmauwstw6cTw4TpmCOEwpzJI/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/7_OMmauwstw6cTw4TpmCOEwpzJI/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/08/showbiz-up-and-comers-guide-to-social.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-1106438316453824286Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:00:00 +00002012-07-18T10:07:53.933-07:00"Only Tyler Perry Is Making Black Movies....!" Oh Really? PhotoCredit: BlackEnterprise.com Perception is reality! And for many seemingly intelligent movie- goers Tyler Perry is indeed the black director du jour. Even with the recent, "Think Like A Man," and "Jumping The Broom" successes, an avid movie viewer I recently talked with said, "Only Tyler Perry is making black movies!" Of course, my response was swift! I couldn't let the man think for one http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/sLsXwFYcypg/only-tyler-perry-is-making-black-movies.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/TLY8-jTjZVTHuiKpadwq8NK7WaI/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/TLY8-jTjZVTHuiKpadwq8NK7WaI/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/TLY8-jTjZVTHuiKpadwq8NK7WaI/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/TLY8-jTjZVTHuiKpadwq8NK7WaI/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/07/only-tyler-perry-is-making-black-movies.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-4466283788154958894Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +00002012-06-10T15:02:32.471-07:00Sherri Shepherdsocial networkingactressfeaturedLaila AlimusicTwitterWhen Fans Attack: Sherri Shepherd, Laila Ali, Jill Scott & More RespondLately there have been some heavy weight fights with words between celebs and non-celebs on Twitter just as rousing as those on Pay-Per-View. This most recent match, however, needed no promoter. It all began with a simple tweet questioning the curious appearance of a female rapper by one talk show host. Entering the ring was "The View" co-host, Sherri Shepherd. Her opponent, @DaCloneKiller andhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/RvETzoxl04E/when-fans-attack-sherri-shepherd-laila.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)1 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/D_0Dc0CGEkwx3UCB91hq6Hk0Isg/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/D_0Dc0CGEkwx3UCB91hq6Hk0Isg/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/D_0Dc0CGEkwx3UCB91hq6Hk0Isg/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/D_0Dc0CGEkwx3UCB91hq6Hk0Isg/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/06/when-fans-attack-sherri-shepherd-laila.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-5699974256330670126Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:31:00 +00002012-06-02T07:21:29.009-07:00How To Become A Bonafide Hollywood Movie Reviewer Online Image Credit: Filmsite.org As I type this blog, there's a voice in my head saying, "Why tell people how to do YOU? Don't create competition for yourself?" But I'm going to tell that voice to shut the hell up! I'm at the point in my life and career where I desire to share more about this entertainment game than mere movie reviews and celebrity interviews. Everybody body and their cousin is http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/p9HK0gAE8vI/how-to-become-bonafide-hollywood-movie.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/SGb0XulBHhXTMAIcB85OgvsVG8A/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/SGb0XulBHhXTMAIcB85OgvsVG8A/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/SGb0XulBHhXTMAIcB85OgvsVG8A/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/SGb0XulBHhXTMAIcB85OgvsVG8A/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/06/how-to-become-bonafide-hollywood-movie.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-3062314979110984404Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:00:00 +00002012-06-01T22:32:07.090-07:00FILMactressesTaraji HensonactorsinterviewsGabrielle UnionMichael EleyAfrican-American filmreviewfilmmakerThink Like A Man: Regina Hall Flirts, Will Packer Adapts, Gary Owen Explains Regina Hall should you happen to read this, know that you are my shero! This is how you break up the monotony of being asked the same question from a different face every 15 minutes during press interviews! I'd love to know what the interviewer was thinking trying to keep from laughing. This video is Hi-damn-larious and looks like sooo much fun! Girrrrl you are one brave individualhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/8DbNAA4BJk0/think-like-man-regina-hall-flirts-will.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lqElU8HgF3ay-m-tXrzEtfMZl48/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lqElU8HgF3ay-m-tXrzEtfMZl48/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lqElU8HgF3ay-m-tXrzEtfMZl48/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lqElU8HgF3ay-m-tXrzEtfMZl48/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/04/think-like-man-regina-hall-flirts-will.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-4300688710209493337Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:00:00 +00002012-06-01T22:31:05.245-07:00actressesinterviewsBlair UnderwoodAfrican-American filmreview7 Reasons to Support Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day In case you haven't heard there's TWO black films audiences can support this weekend--Think Like A Man which opens today and Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day which was released last week.  No need to choose one or the other, SEE BOTH. But being that Woman Thou Art Loosed is an INDEPENDENT FILM, released only through AMC theaters, it could easily become an out of sight out of mind film. I http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/19JpmUOiFYw/7-reasons-to-support-woman-thou-art.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ajIgdIa9Ql-k-069lXl06bsV8a0/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ajIgdIa9Ql-k-069lXl06bsV8a0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ajIgdIa9Ql-k-069lXl06bsV8a0/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ajIgdIa9Ql-k-069lXl06bsV8a0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/04/7-reasons-to-support-woman-thou-art.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-6833758241756447433Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:00:00 +00002012-04-19T11:00:02.195-07:00FILMAva DuVernayAfrican-American filmfilmmaker"I Will Follow's" Ava DuVernay Talks Making Sundance History, Tyler Perry "There's never been a better time to be a black filmmaker..." Entertainment publicist turned award winning director, Ava DuVernay, is not only a businesswoman, she IS the business when it comes to independent filmmaking. Don't believe me? Let your fingers do the Googling! Behind and in front of the camera, DuVernay has played an major role in getting films, especially black films, to audienceshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/pea4QkYdYNE/i-will-follows-ava-duvernay-talks.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/CtqCsuNPeRXh5BRY3Scokxls-ek/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/CtqCsuNPeRXh5BRY3Scokxls-ek/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/CtqCsuNPeRXh5BRY3Scokxls-ek/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/CtqCsuNPeRXh5BRY3Scokxls-ek/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/04/i-will-follows-ava-duvernay-talks.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-2999192644985084801Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:00:00 +00002012-04-01T03:25:21.078-07:00actressesactorsBLACK HistoryfeaturedAngela BassetteventsbusinessHoodie Up! Celebrities Show Their Support For Trayvon Martin But At What Cost? Across the country, people are showing their support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies and posting them to their social profiles. Celebrities and influential public figures are regular "people" too most of the time and some have dared to become part of the Million Hoodie Movement. From actresses Holly Robinson Peete, Loretta Devine, and singers Prince, Chaka Khan, Clay Aiken, to athletes http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/vjLaowtb7Hg/hoodie-up-celebrities-show-their.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/eJw9V0-qlYK0Yfr5cxK7wLVm1Kc/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/eJw9V0-qlYK0Yfr5cxK7wLVm1Kc/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/eJw9V0-qlYK0Yfr5cxK7wLVm1Kc/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/eJw9V0-qlYK0Yfr5cxK7wLVm1Kc/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/03/hoodie-up-celebrities-show-their.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-4289188089412137286Sat, 17 Mar 2012 00:18:00 +00002012-04-01T03:31:04.874-07:00FILMactressesactorsfeaturedPersonal ExperiencesfilmmakerImpossibility: Make A Film Foundation's Tamika Lamison Inspires TEDxThis one's kinda personal... One reason I began blogging was because what was once IMPOSSIBLE to me was made POSSIBLE and that story needed to be shared to inspire others. Going from watching the Oscars sitting on my blue couch in North Carolina to working on the red carpet and backstage of the Oscars in four months after relocating  seems like an impossibility to many. But "all things are http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/iwaUoKO8ubs/impossibility-make-film-foundations.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/2Oo6G8XqdHCcIwURJhY-4bi929I/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/2Oo6G8XqdHCcIwURJhY-4bi929I/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/2Oo6G8XqdHCcIwURJhY-4bi929I/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/2Oo6G8XqdHCcIwURJhY-4bi929I/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/03/impossibility-make-film-foundations.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-1010564189001316873Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:04:00 +00002012-04-01T03:30:06.285-07:00actressesactorsNAACP Image Awardsevents2012 NAACP Image Awards 2012 NAACP Image Awards, a set on Flickr. The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards celebrated some of the best and brightest in Hollywood Friday night. Yet despite the elation of the evening, the deaths of Whitney Houston and Don Cornelius were on the forefront of people's minds. But they weren't the ones, award winning singer, Jill Scott, paid tribute to Etta James in her performance and http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/i7oJtDyHrIk/2012-naacp-image-awards.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/QSF9oCuYiDOP9TWgjJ-7xWWu09c/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/QSF9oCuYiDOP9TWgjJ-7xWWu09c/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/QSF9oCuYiDOP9TWgjJ-7xWWu09c/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/QSF9oCuYiDOP9TWgjJ-7xWWu09c/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/2012-naacp-image-awards.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-2086624871276470076Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:40:00 +00002012-03-31T22:50:53.940-07:00Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" LA Premiere What a busy week and it's not even over yet! I attended the red carpet premiere last night of Tyler Perry's new film, "Good Deeds", in downtown LA. However, I was NOT there to cover the event as my usual, just enjoy it for a change. "Good Deeds" features a great cast of some of my favs, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, and Brian White. And this time round, Tyler is totally outhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/bHBIlplaGo8/tyler-perrys-good-deeds-la-premiere.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/-QgjJKCgkPqZ77aKFlZY45cQnL0/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/-QgjJKCgkPqZ77aKFlZY45cQnL0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/-QgjJKCgkPqZ77aKFlZY45cQnL0/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/-QgjJKCgkPqZ77aKFlZY45cQnL0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/tyler-perrys-good-deeds-la-premiere.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-6351357023331738440Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:44:00 +00002012-04-01T03:29:11.155-07:00actressesactorsPan African Film FestivaleventsPAFF 2012 Night of Tribute Presented by The Africa ChannelPAFF 2012 Night of Tribute Presented by The Africa Channel, a set on Flickr.The Pan African Film Festival's Night of Tribute last friday was presented by The Africa Channel. Individuals from entertainment, business, and community activism were honored including actresses Meagan Good and Loretta Devine and "Red Tails" actor, David Oyelowo to name a few. If you're attending any of the 2012 PAFF http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/fdLuzfb-oKg/paff-2012-night-of-tribute-presented-by.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/GlMrNX-0zak9q9HwKFjPw8QBF-Q/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/GlMrNX-0zak9q9HwKFjPw8QBF-Q/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/GlMrNX-0zak9q9HwKFjPw8QBF-Q/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/GlMrNX-0zak9q9HwKFjPw8QBF-Q/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/paff-2012-night-of-tribute-presented-by.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-6278163854780776333Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:00:00 +00002012-02-12T20:00:02.357-08:00Clive Davis Expresses Sadness About Whitney Houston Death (Video) Clive Davis Honors Whitney Houston http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/tvmjt2s4TJk/clive-davis-expresses-sadness-about.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/F1xbtiL1jGxGA44RXMRU-kW0C5g/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/F1xbtiL1jGxGA44RXMRU-kW0C5g/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/F1xbtiL1jGxGA44RXMRU-kW0C5g/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/F1xbtiL1jGxGA44RXMRU-kW0C5g/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/clive-davis-expresses-sadness-about.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-529810553343234191Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:24:00 +00002012-04-01T03:27:20.595-07:00BETWhitney HoustonPersonal ExperiencesMe, Whitney Houston, & BET 25th Anniversary The phone has stopped buzzin...at least for a moment. The news of Whitney Houston's has dropped like a bomb in the middle of all Pre-Grammy festivities leaving much sadness in its wake.  Now some of us are working on auto-pilot because if we take a moment to really feel, nothing would get done. "The Voice," as Oprah Winfrey named her, is dead.  And despite all the "crack is whack", Bobby Brown,http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/BK0ychTdP7Y/me-whitney-houston-bet-25th-anniversay.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)3 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gXq7tYuM5bc1vSeGScwPEDVXNHA/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gXq7tYuM5bc1vSeGScwPEDVXNHA/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gXq7tYuM5bc1vSeGScwPEDVXNHA/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gXq7tYuM5bc1vSeGScwPEDVXNHA/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/me-whitney-houston-bet-25th-anniversay.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-8767557403642566345Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:37:00 +00002012-04-01T03:28:14.452-07:00FILMPan African Film FestivaleventsAfrican-American filmfilmmakerPan African Film Fest Kick Off 20th Anniv With "Think Like A Man" World Premiere 20th Anniversay Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Think Like A Man World Premiere, a set on Flickr. Twenty years is a LONG time by Hollywood standards--actually by anyone's standards--to still being doing anything! Last night the highly anticipated Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) kicked off its 20th anniversary with the WORLD PREMIERE of "Think Like A Man" at the ArcLight http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/Ut9AVMQKgIM/pan-african-film-fest-kick-off-20th.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ATvNLKytM5XDGtFe5zyd5YXnNMg/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ATvNLKytM5XDGtFe5zyd5YXnNMg/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ATvNLKytM5XDGtFe5zyd5YXnNMg/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/ATvNLKytM5XDGtFe5zyd5YXnNMg/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/02/pan-african-film-fest-kick-off-20th.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-8773171834814929733Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:18:00 +00002012-04-01T03:26:41.501-07:00Janet JacksoninterviewsfeaturedCelebrity Personal Trainer, Tony Martinez, Talks Weight Loss Tips & Janet Jackson January...February. The scene is set in Hollywood for a marathon of televised award shows, red carpet appearances, interviews, and after parties.  It's also the time when looking good from every angle without the help of filtered lighting and "fixing it in post" is necessary. And that's where the talents of celebrity fitness trainer, Tony Martinez, come into play behind the scenes. He's http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/9oK1g-QtVyA/celebrity-personal-trainer-tony.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)4 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8QOZ70A0x1Sb3ZwMqDVrNhd6Uio/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8QOZ70A0x1Sb3ZwMqDVrNhd6Uio/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8QOZ70A0x1Sb3ZwMqDVrNhd6Uio/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8QOZ70A0x1Sb3ZwMqDVrNhd6Uio/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/01/celebrity-personal-trainer-tony.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-5523323000512100586Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:30:00 +00002012-01-15T10:30:01.811-08:00musicAfrican-American filmreviewQueen LatifahJoyful Noise: Will The Church Say, "Amen?"Picture it! 2011...Choir practice at a thriving A.M.E. Church (that's African Methodist Episcopal for you non "church" folk). The ensemble is rocking, clapping, singing "in the spirit." Sitting on a pew listening is a young man. Inspired by what he's heard, he surprisingly jumps into the aisle and shouts, "Make a joyful noise up in dis bitch!" And that described scene is what makes "Joyful Noisehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/TVSu4c_PiME/joyful-noise-will-church-say-amen.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)0 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/bEa3lZWstRBvhYfLOaJXSpePZUM/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/bEa3lZWstRBvhYfLOaJXSpePZUM/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/bEa3lZWstRBvhYfLOaJXSpePZUM/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/bEa3lZWstRBvhYfLOaJXSpePZUM/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/01/joyful-noise-will-church-say-amen.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-3834829917789146461Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:00:00 +00002012-01-11T09:00:01.811-08:00FILMactorsAfrican-American filmfilmmakerRed Tails' George Lucas On Getting A Black Movie Made In Hollywood There's much buzz online about George Lucas' Tuskegee Airman film, "Red Tails." In a recent "Daily Show" interview with Jon Stewart the legendary filmmaker explains why mainstream Hollywood clipped even his wings when it came to backing this film. Surprising? Yes and no! What may be surprising is that even with with his legendary list of big screen successes including "Stars Wars", "Indiana http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/uxLS8_uDq9E/red-tails-george-lucas-on-getting-black.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)1 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gwHpaM588vnZ0ghuH2qmyo3sDB8/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gwHpaM588vnZ0ghuH2qmyo3sDB8/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gwHpaM588vnZ0ghuH2qmyo3sDB8/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gwHpaM588vnZ0ghuH2qmyo3sDB8/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2012/01/red-tails-george-lucas-on-getting-black.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-2997973074062313081Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:00:00 +00002011-12-19T09:00:09.758-08:00Fela!: A Must-Have Theatrical Experience I got there late or so I thought. After a long stressful day, I needed an escapism and "Fela!" was exactly what the doctor ordered. Colorful, dramatic, musical, political, even sexy; "Fela" is an experience, not merely a musical performance. Even the scent of it, some incense that permeates the theater, leaves with you. Presented by Shawn Carter a.k.a Jay-Z, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth & http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/a2KYk3Jenvc/fela-must-have-theatrical-experience.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)1 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wTFnDGcuTwixH5e0qOfRfgKeEMY/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wTFnDGcuTwixH5e0qOfRfgKeEMY/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wTFnDGcuTwixH5e0qOfRfgKeEMY/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/wTFnDGcuTwixH5e0qOfRfgKeEMY/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2011/12/fela-must-have-theatrical-experience.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30424166.post-3241449668041345791Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:11:00 +00002011-12-15T01:21:43.827-08:00Janet JacksonactressesbooksJanet Jackson's New Gig: NutriSystem Spokesperson? Start spreading the news! Janet Jackson is reportedly lending that familiar mega-watt smile and much talked about body to NutriSystem, the food regiment that "offers weight loss programs delivered right to your door." And that convenience is probably one of the reasons the "Pleasure Principle" singer/actress/author/producer chose it. Who has time or desire to wait for a healthy meal when http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HollywoodAsILiveAndWork/~3/gBUH1kyc7m4/janet-jacksons-new-gig-nutrisystem.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Hollywoodlvwork)1 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/zpQA0jvQ-mspjYEJJ9joJnXV5e8/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/zpQA0jvQ-mspjYEJJ9joJnXV5e8/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/zpQA0jvQ-mspjYEJJ9joJnXV5e8/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/zpQA0jvQ-mspjYEJJ9joJnXV5e8/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p>http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2011/12/janet-jacksons-new-gig-nutrisystem.htmlen-usnonadult