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Cobra Benefits Covered

Posted by TSUE on February 25, 2009

The below information is very important for those cancer patients who are currently enrolled in a Cobra Plan and those ex-employees who might be in need of coverage. Cobra insurance is very expensive and the additional relief is a welcoming opportunity to those who pay this high premium out of pocket.

To update you on The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009, is a $787 billion stimulus bill. One of the many provisions of the bill is to directly provide relief to millions on the COBRA plan or ex-employees who need COBRA coverage. This “COBRA stimulus plan” will provide enrollees a COBRA premium subsidy along with providing COBRA benefits to ex-employees who denied coverage.

What is Cobra?

Cobra, was put into law in 1985 to help workers who lost their job continue their health insurance. Basically, it gave the ex-employee the ability to continue their employer sponsored health insurance plan. The insurance stayed the same but the entire premium was to be paid by the ex-employee.

The First Part of The COBRA Stimulus Plan: Reduced Premiums

The COBRA stimulus plan basically has two parts. In the first part, The COBRA stimulus plan will be able to step in and help struggling families trying to pay their COBRA benefits. People who are currently enrolled in the COBRA plan will get a 65% reduction in their premium costs. This will be a huge savings to many families struggling to keep their COBRA benefits.

Part 2: The Ability to Re-Enroll into COBRA

The second part of the COBRA stimulus plan will provide recently unemployed people the ability to re-enroll into the COBRA plan, even if they had denied coverage in the past. This will help a great amount of people who choose not to continue their health insurance through COBRA because they just could not afford it.

9 Key Details about the Cobra Stimulus Plan

1. Valid for people who were involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009

2. To be eligible annual income cannot exceed $125,000 for a single person and $250,000 for a couples

3. 65% of existing COBRA premiums will be subsidized by the U.S. Treasury Department

4. Subsidies will be available for up to 9 months

5. If you declined COBRA coverage after September 1, 2008 you will have the option to re-enroll into COBRA with the above subsides

6. Notices of the COBRA subsidies and re-enrollment information will be sent from the COBRA administrator (usually your previous employer)

7. Subsidies will be paid, via a refundable tax credit, directly to the COBRA administrators

8. Subsidies will terminate if the enrollee acquires a new health insurance plan through another employer or is eligible for Medicare

9. Subsidies will only apply to COBRA premiums paid after the effective date of February 17, 2009 and there will be no refund of premiums prior to this date

To find out more information: You can contact your job administrator or a Benefits Advisor by calling toll free 1.866.444.3272

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm

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HOW TO SURVIVE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Posted by TSUE on October 6, 2008

Especially important during these stressful economic times, Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Single Stop programs offer free financial counseling and a range of other services for lower income individuals and families in three Manhattan neighborhoods: W ashington Heights, East Harlem and Central Harlem.  The following are tips for low income New York families to survive the economic crisis:

  1. Don’t’ panic. Instead, see a professional such as an advisor at one of CUCS’ 3 community Single Stop Centers or any of the 59 Single Stop Centers in the Single Stop USA Network funded by the Robin Hood Foundation throughout New York City.  Single Stop staff can assess your situation and inform you of your options on a complete range of financial and legal issues.

  1. Make sure you are accessing all the benefits you or your family are entitled to. Many households=2 0do not apply for things such as food stamps, free or low-cost health insurance and heating assistance, even though they are eligible and the receipt of these benefits could make a huge difference in their ability to remain healthy and stably housed.  In fact, $65 billion worth of benefits go unclaimed each year by eligible households.  CUCS’ Single Stops have advisors who can help you determine what benefits you are eligible for and will help you apply for these benefits.

  1. Develop a household budget. It’s important to know where your money is going so you can determine if there are ways in which you can cut back in one or more areas and so that you can have sufficient funds available throughout the month.  Advisors at CUCS’ Single Stops can help you in developing a practical budget.

  1. If you fall behind on rent, be proactive and speak with your landlord. Many times, you can work out a payment plan before so that you don’t fall farther behind and risk court eviction proceedings.  If you have an eviction pending, see a lawyer so that you can know your rights.  CUCS’ Single Stops can assist you in developing a plan with your landlord and offer you free legal services to assist you in staying stably housed.

  1. Access free or low-cost resources in your community. CUCS’ Single Stop staff can assist you in finding nearby food pantries and other emergency services.

  1. Don’t forget about tax credits. If you are a low-income household, you may be entitled to both state and federal tax credits.  CUCS’ Single Stops can help you with your tax returns including securing any tax credits you may be entitled to.

CUCS’ Washington Heights and Central Harlem Single Stop programs were both established in 2005, followed by East Harlem earlier this year.  Single Stop’s goal is to maximize the use of benefits and entitlements in order to ensure housing stability of low-income individuals and families and to provide counseling, information and referrals to remove barriers to successful living in the community.  CUCS’ Single Stop Programs are open to all members of the community and together serve more than 1,200 low income households each year.   Based on the success of CUCS and other Single Stop providers in New York City, the program is now going=2 0national through the work of Single Stop USA, a newly created non-profit partially funded by the Robin Hood Foundation.

About Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

Headquartered In East Harlem in New York City, CUCS is the nation’s largest provider of social services in supportive housing as well as a comprehensive human services agency that implements new practices, actively shares its knowledge and assists in shaping local, state and national strategies so that persons who are homeless, low-income, living with mental illness or have other special needs can live successfully in the community.

For further information about Center for Urban Community Services’ Single Stop program or to speak with a CUCS representative please call (212) 843-8073 or email: amazur@rubensteinpr.com.

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Guess who a freshman coach? Is it Ashton Kutcher

Posted by TSUE on September 12, 2008

Celebrities like Ashton Kutcher are going back to their roots. Ashton who is famous for producing the MTV show Punk and maryying Demi Moore has decided to coach the North Hollywood harvard-Westlake freshman football team.

That’s right the Wolverines has a new coach in town. Ashton is certaintly no stranger to football. BAck in Iowa he was a wide receiver for his school’s football team. Ashton decided to help coach the Wolverines freshman team last week because he’s friends with its coach, Scott Wood.

Kutcher will attend practice five days a week, helped his team start off the season well when they won their first game, 21-12, in an upset. “He’s put in the time to learn our schemes and systems, and so far he’s been a pleasant surprise as a coach,” says Barzdukas. “He’s a great communicator.”

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Golfer Anna Rawson leads the LPGA Tour

Posted by TSUE on September 12, 2008

Runway model and golfer Anna Rawson is tied for the lead after the first round of the Bell Micro Classic.  Rawson, a former Southern California star from Australia, had six birdies and a bogey on The Crossing course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex. She has missed the cut in seven of her nine tour starts this year.

“I just hit fairways and I hit it close a lot, and then I made the putts,” Rawson said. “I’ve kind of been playing that way for the last four weeks and I haven’t been making any putts. I think the new putter that I got on Monday really helped.”

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A VICTORY CELEBRATION FOR OUR OLYMPIC MEDALISTS

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

USA's LaShawn Merritt
USA La Shawn Merritt

 

 

Celebrities and CEOs from the sports and entertainment industries gather for a festive celebration of the perseverance, tenacity and determination of Olympic Medalists ANGELO TAYLOR, LA SHAWN MERRITT, SHAWN CRAWFORD and WALTER DIX. Having brought home the gold from Beijing and beyond, we salute these four remarkable men for embodying the very essence of the American dream. Now, Taylor, Merritt, Crawford and Dix lend their winning faces and names to charity. The men will be signing a limited edition Nike cleat that will be auctioned off to benefit HealthCorps®, a 501C3 non-profit organization which provides America’s youth and families with knowledge, tools and support to make healthy choices, founded by OPRAH WINFREY’s famed confidant DR. MEHMET C. OZ.

 

USA Walter Dixon

USA Walter Dix

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And the winner is…Venus Williams

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

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Serena Williams, of the United States, after her win over her sister Venus Williams,  at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

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Homeroom Heroes Take Over New Jersey!!!!

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

RAHGOR FOR OPRAH 2008!!! 

   

TWO HOMEROOM HEROES PLAN TO TAKE OVER THE NATION WITH BOOKS

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 4, 2008
 
Newark, NJ– Newark, NJ natives- motivational speaker Rahfeal Gordon and actor Michael B. Jordan- are about to take every student on a journey with their “Homeroom Heroes: Book for the Nation Tour”.

 

Longtime friends, Rahfeal and Michael have chosen the path to write a four book series to relay their high school tales of attending Newark’s Arts High School. However, their adventures go further than a story. The young men are relaying a message through different periods (chapters) of “Homeroom Heroes” which is to encourage and motivate students to be different or according to the two authors.. become a “homeroom hero.”

 

“Homeroom Heroes” is a four book series, written in dialog format that will have readers smiling, laughing, crying, and reminiscing about experiences they once had during their high school pastime. The books share some of Rahfeal and Michael’s funniest experiences and lessons learned while attending Arts. The chapters in Homeroom Heroes are not really chapters. Homeroom Heroes have 8 Periods plus Detention. Students will be able to relate to every period because every student goes through many periods during the day. Period 1 starts off with Homeroom while Period 8 ends the book with Gossip.

 

“Homeroom Heroes: Books for the Nation Tour” is an approach for Michael B. Jordan and Rahfeal Gordon to visit different locations in the nation and to take over local areas as trendsetters with high energy and words of encouragement. The tour kicks off in their home state- New Jersey- on Saturday, September 20th at New Jersey’s largest outlet mall, Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth. The book signing begins from 1:00 PM to 4:00PM. The various other NJ locations are listed below. The first of the four book series titled, “Homeroom Heroes: Freshman Edition” will be released on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in the US, Canada, and Europe. Books will be available online and in major book stores (Barnes and Nobles, Target, Wal-Mart, and Amazon)

 

New Jersey Tour Schedule


SEPTEMBER 2008
 
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Location: Jersey Garden Outlet Mall (Elizabeth, NJ)
Type of Event: Advance Book Signing
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
 
Location: The Seed Gallery (Newark, NJ)
Type of Event: Advance Book Signing
Time: 8:00pm-10:30pm
 
Sunday, September 21, 2008 
Location: Secret Location
Type of Event: Homeroom Heroes Celebrity Dinner
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
 
Monday, September 22, 2008
 
Location: Irvington Public Libraryl (Irvington, NJ)
Type of Event: Interview of Authors & Book Signing
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Location: Arts High School
Type of Event: Official Book Release Event & Signing
Time: TBA
 
Location: Club Dolce (Elizabeth, NJ)
Type of Event: Official Book Release Party
Time: 9:00pm- 2:00am
 Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Location: Hillside Library (Hillside, NJ)
Type of Event: Book Reading & Signing
Time: 6pm-8pm 
  
Saturday, September 27, 2008  
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel (Newark, NJ)
Type of Event: Inspire Magazine Scholarship Award Dinner
Time: 7pm-12:00am

 Bring The Homeroom Heroes to your Area!!

WE ARE BOOKING DATES FAST!
 

Homeroom Heroes: “Books for the Nation Tour” will occur in the US during the 2008-2009 school year! Rahfeal Gordon and Michael B. Jordan are hosting middle school and high school pep rallies and proms. The two young men are in development of various school seminars and book signings for students.

 

If you are interested sponsoring books for a school/organization or having Homeroom Heroes for guest appearances in your area/school, please contact immediately! 

 

For More Information: 

Chantal Borgella 

RahGor Motivations &Publishing 
P.O. Box 1755
Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 629-1848 (office)

 (973)204-7445 (Cell)
publicrelations@rahgor.com

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Former NBA Star Charles Oakley’s Cooking Show “Cafe Oakley”

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

 

Yes its true ladies and gentlemen Charles Oakley has gone from NBA superstar to chief extradionaire hosting a unique cooking show called “Cafe Oakley”.

 

 

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Celebrity Journalist – Flo Anthony’s “Go With The Flo”

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

Go With The Flo

By Florence Anthony

Celebrity Journalist and Media Mogul Flo Anthony

Celebrity Journalist and Media Mogul Flo Anthony

 

     Recently, Moet & Chandon hosted Angela Bassett’s 50th surprise birthday party celebration at Angela and her husband Courtney Vance’s private estate in La Canada Flintridge, California. Around 150 of Angela’s closest friends and family showed up to celebrate the actress’s birthday including Samuel L. Jackson and Regina King. At one point in the evening Forest Whitaker and his wife Keisha proposed a beautiful toast in Angela’s honor followed by an unbelievable two hour performance by Stevie Wonder that brought the house down…….

 

     Celebrity Handbag Designer Timmy Woods has created a new handbag inspired by Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. Woods is unveiling her handbag and says a portion of the sales of this bag will be donated to charity. The Obama Handbag was inspired by his sign he always speaks in front of during his rallys and speeches. Woods’ handbags are carried by many stars. Her Eiffel Tower bag was carried Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex In The City.” Woods says the first Obama handbag will go to Michelle Obama……

 

     They call her “Princess Billie,” but Billie Holliday Jr. is the reigning Queen of Jazz in Harlem and soon to be the world. Whether she’s at the Cotton Club, Minton’s or the Lenox Lounge, this gorgeous woman, who is the spitting image of Lady Day, down to the flowers in her hair, is turning up the heat whenever she performs. Given the name Billie Holiday Jr. by MC Rudy Rush at the Apollo one night, and crowned Princess Billie by the late, great James Brown, this sulty songstress has her own sound and lyrics. Says Billie: “I’m not an impersonator, not an imitator, I’m a continuance.” You go girl. Continue On!………

 

     Snoop Dogg has gotten into the fashion business. According to Variety, the West Coast rapper will be unveiling his Rich  Infamous clothing line at the Magic Show in Las Vegas next week. The line will include streetwear for men between the ages o 18-35. It will eventually expand into accessories, grooming and home products!…….

 

     My best friend, NBA legend Charles Oakley, returns to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, in unique fashion, with his own cooking show, Café’ Oakley. Trading in his basketball gear for the tools of a master celebrity chef, Oakley invites us into his Café’ as he prepares an assortment of easy, healthy, and delicious meals, guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical of stomachs. Says Oakley: “I’ve been eating and cooking healthy throughout my career. I just want to share the secrets with my fans!” Café’ Oakley will debut on Fox 8 in Cleveland on September 5.  

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NBA Super Star & Gold Medal Olympian Wayman Tisdale-Recuperating

Posted by TSUE on September 4, 2008

 

The renowned recording artist, composer, former NBA superstar, and Gold Medal Olympian, Wayman Tisdale, recently underwent surgery to remove a recurrent, cancerous tumor. After learning of his relapse, Tisdale elected to have surgery that will fully assure his overcoming the disease. Following a successful surgery, Tisdale is in good spirits and health and will be returning home shortly to recover before he picks up touring again later this fall.

Tisdale says, “I have complete faith that with the Lord’s blessings, this surgery will eliminate the cancer from my body, and I’ll soon be back on the road doing what I do best. There is a lot more music inside me, and once I am back on my feet, I look forward to sharing my joy with my fans, friends, and fellow musicians”.

The award winning bassist will take some time off to recuperate, and will be back in time for late Fall tour dates, and to host the January, 2009 “Smooth Jazz Cruise.” The seven-day excursion, which will surely be a joyful celebration, features Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Golub, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, Brian Simpson, John Stoddart, Jodey Watley, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Willie and Lobo, Jonathan Slocumb, and special guests; Rufus and Chaka Khan.

 

Tisdale was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, located on his right tibia after breaking his leg in 2007. Knee replacement surgery and months of chemotherapy followed. The surgery which took place on August 25 to remove the lower part of his right leg is expected to eradicate the cancer, and Tisdale’s surgeons predict a full and speedy recovery.

 

Wayman Tisdale’s latest album, Rebound, debuted at # 1 on the Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.  Tisdale’s current single, “Throwin’ It Down”, is ranked 6th in this week’s USA TODAY Mediabase Smooth AC chart. He co-wrote the upbeat, jaunty tune with Darren Rahn, who produced Wayman’s #1 single “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.”

 

Tisdale lives in Tulsa, OK, with his wife, four children, and new granddaughter, Bailey.

 

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Celebrities and Government Leaders Team Up With Film Producers for Obama Campaign Video

Posted by TSUE on August 21, 2008

 

Celebrities and Government Leaders Team Up With Film Producers Condra Magee and Ty Walker to Produce BELIEVE. VOTE FOR CHANGE, a Barack Obama Campaign Video Featuring Who’s Who of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA – (Monday, August 18, 2008)-Prominent individuals from the city of Atlanta will come together on Sunday, August 24, 2008 from 10:00am to 7:00pm to produce BELIEVE. VOTE FOR CHANGE, a documentary of collective Southern voices in support of Barack Obama for President.  Mirroring the concept presented by Will.I.Am’s “Yes We Can” and Zoe Kravitz‘s “Change The World” videos largely featuring artists from Los Angeles, the BELIEVE. VOTE FOR CHANGE video will feature individuals of influence throughout Atlanta’s business community, political circuits, in addition to athletes and entertainers in music and film imparting their views on what change means to them, the importance of voting, and their belief in Barack Obama’s presidency.  The video will also include youth from the city sharing their views on the importance of the upcoming election.  CNN will be on site to capture the project that several sports, film and music celebrities have already committed to being a part of.

 

The BELIEVE. VOTE FOR CHANGE video was conceptualized by film producers Condra Magee of Condraversy Films and Ty Walker of Tycor International Film Productions.  “Like many others, Ty and I are committed to Barack’s presidency and married to the concept of change and this is our way of making sure we are conduits of change in November,” says Condra.  

Several Obama delegates and super-delegates from the metro-area and the Carolinas have also come on board and given their support to the project.  The team, preparing for the Democratic National Convention in Denver, expressed great excitement about the video’s ability to encourage registration and voter turnout at the polls.  Super-delegate Mary Long of the 5th Congressional District stated, “This is a historic election so registering and getting people out to vote is a critical element for Senator Obama to become President of the United States.  The film will help encourage and motivate a phenomenal turnout in November.”

The production shoot will be hosted by Red Performance and Customs whose expansive space will turn into the birthplace of this historic piece aimed at motivating and encouraging others to register to vote and believe that we can collectively change the world for the better.

To be a part of this special event, please contact Eddie Rhodman at BELIEVE@tycorproductions.com or 404.423.4493 to RSVP for a time slot.

Who:
Ty Walker, Condra Magee and Atlanta’s entertainment, athlete, political and business professionals

What:
BELIEVE. VOTE FOR CHANGE Video Production.  Featured individuals will make statements addressing what change means to them, why they support Barack Obama, and what they hope and believe in for the future.  The comments will be the basis for the compilation video.

When:
Sunday, August 24, 2008, 10:00am-7:00pm

Where:
Red Performance – 1195 Menlo Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Why:
To document views and voices from the South in support of Barack Obama

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails

Brought to you by Condraversy Films and Tycor International Film Productions

About Tycor International Film Productions:
The Atlanta-based Tycor International Film Productions Incorporated (TIFP) is an award-winning independent production company.  The Atlanta based film and high definition video production company specializes in a wide range of services from commercials to documentaries to music videos to full-length feature films, TIFP delivers to its clients and viewers in an astounding way.

For more information about Tycor International Film Productions please contact us directly at info@tycorproductions.com or visit www.tycorproductions.com.

About Condraversy Films:
Condraversy Films LLC is an award-winning full service independent production company based in Atlanta, GA.  Rooted in great storytelling, the company specializes in motion picture production at the Internet content, commercial, documentary, video, and film levels from conception to distribution.  Condraversy Films is committed to using innovative techniques, the latest technology and the best professionals in the industry to consistently create great motion picture products.

 

 

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WENDY WILLIAMS CELEBRATES HER SHOW’S RENEWAL AND GETS THE SCOOP FROM BORIS KODJOE ON ALLEGED AFFAIR

Posted by TSUE on August 21, 2008

QUOTABLES FROM TODAY’S “THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW”

WENDY CELEBREATES HER SHOW’S RENEWAL AND INTERVIEWS BORIS KODJOE

“The Wendy Williams Show” airs Monday through Friday. Check local listings for times.

 

WENDY ON HOT TOPIC #1: THE RENEWAL OF HER SHOW!

To view visit: http://media2.foxnews.com/081908/Wendy_Williams_081908_700.wmv

 

 

BORIS KODJOE SHOWS WENDY HIS BACK POCKETS AND DISHES ON ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH GABRIELLE UNION

 

 

 

SHOWS WENDY HIS BACK POCKETS

http://media2.foxnews.com/081908/Wendy_Williams_part_3_cut_700.wmv

 

ON WHY HE WASN’T WEARING A WEDDING RING AT THE ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL

http://media2.foxnews.com/081908/Wendy_Williams_081908pt2_700.wmv

 

Boris: “Yes, I read about that. You know what…my wife and I laughed about it. When I’m at the gym, I don’t wear it. It’s a huge ring and cumbersome. When I shower and when I put on lotion…I don’t wear it. Sometimes, after applying the lotion or baby oil, you forget and the phone rings and you run out and before you know it you are at the music festival without your ring.”

 

ON ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH GABRIELE UNION

 

Boris: “I said to Gabrielle at the BET Awards, ‘Did you know we were having an affair?”  She said, ‘Oh really?! You are the other one because I’ve been having an affair with someone else too.’

 

Boris: (After she said that) “The weird thing is I got jealous.  I thought I was special.”

 

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Michael Phelps – US Gold, Gold, and more Gold

Posted by TSUE on August 19, 2008

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US Gold

Posted by TSUE on August 19, 2008

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Bernie Mac’s Funeral Service

Posted by TSUE on August 19, 2008

 

 

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Wendy Williams Returns IN MID-2009 AFTER SUCCESSFUL PREVIEW

Posted by TSUE on August 18, 2008

The Fox Television Stations group will launch Debmar-Mercury’s The Wendy Williams Show for a mid-2009 start following a successful multi-week preview in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit, announced Frank Cicha, senior vice president of programming, Fox Television Stations, and Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. 

 

 In making the announcement, Cicha said, “Everything about the Wendy preview clicked for our stations, from conception to promotion to hitting the air.  It completely broke the mold.  The show is now a proven winner, and we can’t wait to see it debut across the country next year.”

 The Fox-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Dallas (KDFW) and Detroit (WJBK) began offering an unprecedented sneak peek of The Wendy Williams Show on July 14. It will conclude its six-week on-air preview on Aug. 22.

 Marcus commented, “Our plan has always been to offer stations a proven performer with broad appeal to today’s viewers, as well as a production that has been perfected over the course of 30 preview episodes. Now they will have the chance to launch Wendy far ahead of the crowded pack of new talk shows on tap for fall 2009.”

 Through Aug. 13, the program had posted rating increases in key demographics versus the May sweeps, including every key demo in New York and Los Angeles. 

 “Wendy is an extraordinary talent who has attracted the strongest ratings for a new offering in years and generated enormous buzz around the country—unheard of for a show airing only in four markets,” added Bernstein. “We are grateful to Fox for believing in Wendy as much as we do.”

 The Wendy Williams Show is a daily, one-hour entertainment talk show starring New York DJ, syndicated radio host, TV personality and best-selling author Wendy Williams.  Broadcast live from New York, it features Williams’ commentary on celebrity gossip and news events, as well as interviews, fashion and advice segments in which Williams  helps audience members and viewers handle personal life issues involving sex, relationships, money and dating. 

 Williams noted, “Doing the daily show for the past six weeks has really been one of the most exciting times in my life.  It has given me the chance to be myself while living out my dream and connecting with my fans on a whole new level.  I am incredibly excited about coming back next year, and want to thank the Fox Television Stations group and Debmar-Mercury for all their help in getting this show on the air and making it a true phenomenon this summer.” 

 The Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.34% of television homes in the U.S.  This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.

 Debmar-Mercury is a worldwide production and distribution company specializing in syndication, cable, network, VOD/Pay-Per-View and Pay TV.  The company produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show and, in association with Hasbro, Inc., Trivial Pursuit: America Plays; it distributes Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, American Chopper, The Deadliest Catch, South Park; Family Feud, The Surreal Life family of celebrity-based reality shows, The Dead Zone, entertaining series for educational/informational time periods, and an extensive movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios and Lionsgate.  Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio.

 

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LITTLE MISS AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Posted by TSUE on August 11, 2008

LAILA ALI, CHANDRA WILSON,
JAMES PICKENS JR. AND LISARAYE MISICK HELP
LITTLE MISS AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
RING IN FIFTEEN YEARS
 
Producer Lisa Ruffin Celebrates 15 Years of Inspiring Little Misses

 
Laila Ali  Chandra Wilson  James Pickens, Jr.   LisaRaye Misack

Los Angeles, CA – For 15 years, actress/ choreographer Lisa Ruffin, has emphasized brains over beauty, positively impacting the lives of hundreds of impressionable young girls over the years with her Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant.  When the Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) celebrates its landmark 15th year on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm in Los Angeles, California at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, it will be an occasion not to be missed.
 
Lisa RuffinIn addition to a pageantry of intelligent young women, aged 6-12, a host of celebrity talent will serve as judges, making the event a most memorable one for everyone involved.  Emmy nominated actress, Chandra Wilson (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy), World Boxing Champion Laila Ali, actress LisaRaye Misick ( All of Us)  and James Pickens Jr. (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy) are confirmed to join an already celebrity packed panel of judges and presenters, which includes: Curtis Conway, former NFL Player and Antwone Fisher (Director, Training Day),Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris), Jimmy Jean Louis (Heroes), actress Roz Ryan, soulful balladeer, Howard Hewett and news anchor Tony McEwing, just to name a few.

 
            “This annual event is so special to my heart,” reveals Ruffin, “it is truly a labor of love.  These little women are the leaders of tomorrow.  I have an alumni of young adults today that just makes my heart so proud.  It is a special pleasure to have my celebrity friends join in this effort.  The experience is one the young ladies and their families will treasure forever!”  
 
            LMAA is a non-profit educational program designed to showcase the creative and academic talents of young girls living in urban centers throughout the country. Each year, girls between the ages of 6-12 years old participate in this program. The pageant provides an early introduction to the arts and training in public speaking, while promoting individual creativity and stimulating a heightened cultural understanding.  It is the largest scholarship pageant for African American girls of this age group.
 
            Created by Lisa Ruffin in 1993, LMAA has raised thousands of dollars towards the educational aspirations of its participants as well as their families.  Thousands of lives have been touched and changed through this program.
 
            This year, LMAA will provide prizes and scholarships to schools including Phillips Performing Arts Musical Theater for Kids, Alexia Robinson’s Acting School and City of Angeles Ballet. The reigning Queen will receive a trip to Disney World in Florida.  Contestants will also have the opportunity to meet with people who have become successful in a variety of professions. 
             
            To learn more about LMAA, visit: www.littlemissafricanamerican.com .  Tickets are still available at Ticket Master and www.TicketMaster.com.

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Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes-Legacy.com Condolences

Posted by TSUE on August 11, 2008

As you most certainly know, two well-known African-American artists and entertainers, have passed away.

 Legacy.com has featured Guest Books for Mr. Isaac Hayes and Mr. Bernie Mac on its site. In your coverage of either celebrity, please consider offering a way to allow the general public to express their condolences. You may find the Guest Books at http://www.legacy.com/gb/guestbookview.aspx?personId=115344639 and http://www.legacy.com/gb/guestbookview.aspx?personId=115220922, respectively

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Beyonce in Armani…A fashion knockout

Posted by TSUE on August 5, 2008

Beyonce is awesome in this armani suit. she will be featured in the new Fashion Rocks magazine and performing on September 5th, 2008. Miss B can make any outfit rock.

Don’t you agree? You go Beyonce

 

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Shaq’s Island Estate on the market for $29 Million…any takers

Posted by TSUE on August 5, 2008

Shaq’s Island estate is on the market for $29 million.

All I have to say is are there any takers?

 

 

THIS 2-STORY ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE OFFERS 19,440+/- SQAURE FEET, 8BR/9+BA ALONG WITH A PRIVATE 3BR/2BA GUEST HOUSE WITH KITCHEN. SULTRY EVENING BREEZES PROVIDE REFRESHMENT AFTER A ROUND OF TENNIS ON THE ESTATE’S FULL SIZE TENNIS COURT OR AS YOU RELAXBESIDE THE EXQUISITE INFINITY-EDGE POOL. A 6-CAR GARAGE AND A PAVED CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE THAT IS DRAMATICALLY LIT IN THE EVENING AND BEJEWELED WITH A FLOWING FOUNTAIN ARE JUST HINTS OF THE GRANDEUR OF THIS 2.5 ACRE PROPERTY.
Click on the link below if you are interested in purchasing this beautiful estate.

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