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Industry Insider: An interview with TV writer Lena Waithe

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Lena Waithe was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she studied Writing & Producing Television. Lena has written for Nickelodeon as well as worked in various compacities on films like The Secret Life of Bees, Notorious, and I Will Follow. She has worked on Girlfriends and is a writer of the popular viral series Shit Black Girls Say. Read more…

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Posted by    Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

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Industry Insider: An interview with Hollywood Casting Director Danielle Eskinazi

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About 4 years ago, I became friends on twitter with Danielle Eskinazi. We made a connection over one of my favorite things to talk about- food. Over the years, Danielle & I have become real life friends and it is my honor to interview a geniunely warm, funny and talented individual – traits sometimes hard to come by in leaders of the entertainment industry. Danielle has two decades casting films, television, theater, and commercials, She has cast talent like David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette, and Woody Harrelson, while also launching the careers of now-successful actors including Hank Azaria and Milla Jovovich. This interview will give you a little insight on what it's like to be a casting director & as well as advice to actors.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, May 24, 2013

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Youtube star Elli Ingram covers Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice”

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Elli Ingram is a 19 year old singer from the UK. Check out her AMAZING cover of Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice. Just dope!

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Posted by    Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

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New Music: Poetik Genius

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Allow me to re-introduce the lyricist that is Poetik Genius. I showcased his music 2 years on the site and since then, the now 20 year old is still on his grind and working harder than ever. Poetik Genius describes his style as a “Southern lyrical story teller with a northern flow”.

Check out his music below and be sure to follow him on twitter

More music @ https://soundcloud.com/poetikgenius http://www.reverbnation.com/PoetikGenius

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Sponsored Content: How to Become A Pop Star

How To Become A Pop Star

It the modern world where fame and celebrity status have become iconic you may want to do everything you can to become famous. There are many ways in which you can try and become a pop star, and by far one of the best ways is to hone your craft and make sure you’re the best that you can be. And even though the likes of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were in the fame business from an early age, there is no reason that you can’t break into the pop world later in life.

One of the first things to remember when trying to become a pop star is that most people start from humble beginnings. Whilst Madonna and Lady Gaga may have become international and global superstars, they have strived hard to keep changing their images and ensure their survival in a cut throat industry. Working tirelessly to keep their self made fame they continue to add to their image, whether with avant-garde costumes and music styles, and it is these personalities that you should look up to when starting out. Always be optimistic. After every knockback try again, and always believe in yourself.

Once you have decided to become a pop star it is important to get the right accessories. It is a good idea to take a few vocal lessons, even if you are very talented, as coaches can help guide your voice towards a pop sound. Meanwhile you can use websites like couponcactus.com to buy equipment and instruments to help you write, play and record your own work. Much of the time your voice won’t be enough on its own, and in the modern day industry you’ll need to show that you can write songs too. Even if you end up using a songwriter once you are famous, being a good lyricist will set you in good stead from the start.
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Posted by    Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Fresh Sounds: Exclusive interview with hip hop’s newest star Vanatei

Check out my interview with hip hop’s newest rising star, Vanatei.  Reppin Newark & NYC Vanatei’s rhymes vary from fun to gritty. .. laced with a bit of sex appeal. Check out the interview after the break and listen to a few tracks!
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Posted by    Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011

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In case you missed it: Rebecca Black Mania

Rebecca Black is a 13 y.o who’s song Friday went viral with more than 16 million views online, and was a trending topic on twitter yesterday. She stopped by Good Morning America to talk about her recent “success” lol…It hasn’t been all great though. She’s also received some pretty hurtful comments…

“I hope you cut yourself, and I hope you’ll get an eating disorder so you’ll look pretty.” Ouch….”When I first saw all the nasty comments I did cry…I don’t think I’m the worst singer, but I don’t think I’m the best.”

Check out her plea to Justin Bieber below…lol. These days anyone can go viral..smh.

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Posted by    Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Fresh Faces: Exclusive interview with model Ashley Duvernay

When I spotted Ashley Duvernay’s portfolio online, I couldn’t wait to interview him. This newcomer’s photos are that of a seasoned professional..his exotic looks eye catching.  His ethnicity is a mix of  French, Puerto Rican, German and Black…he has brains too..he studied engineering in college! Ashley is a New York native , but has spent the last 6 years in Atlanta. A photographer flew him to Los Angeles to shoot some stuff for his portfolio, and the rest is history.  He loved the experience so much, he decided to stay.  He’s been in L.A since January 2010 and is signed to Photogenics Media . He is definitely on his way to the top!  Check out the interview and more PICS after the break!

Trin: How long have you been modeling and how did you get started?

Ashley: Modeling is something that always gravitated to me regardless of how much I tried ignoring the idea. Not to sound cocky, thats not what im getting at, its just that my mom always wanted it for my sister and I.. but it wasn’t until I was an “adult” that i thought of pursuing it as my future. I’ve modeled on and off and professionally since I was 19.

Trin: What do you like/dislike about the industry?

Ashley: I love the attention, the affection, being pampered and groomed. Its amusing to have to get into character and capture the look desired. What I dont like about is the titles. I hate saying “uh yea, im a model…”. I’d rather introduce myself as a writer, musician, or just Ashley.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Categories: Beauty & Fashion, Fashion for HIM, Fresh Faces, So you wanna be famous?

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‘Golden Voice’ Ted Williams lands reality show

Ted Williams has just signed a deal to star in his very own reality show called Second Chances at Life which will begin filming in 2 weeks.  The show will document how he went from a promising radio career, to being homeless..to becoming a youtube star. It will also follow his journey as he rebuilds his career and personal life. The show will be shot in 3 locations: Brooklyn, his hometown, Ohio, where he was homeless, and LA where he currently hangs. Season 2 is already in the works, where they will introduce others who deserve a second chance.  Ted’s story is amazing and a lot has happened to him in the last few months. I hope he has a supportive team around him and that he can handle it all..it should be interesting to watch.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Diggy Simmons can flow!

It looks like the the apple doesn’t fall from the tree..who knew 14 year old Diggy Simmons, [son of Rev Run ] had rap skills? Check out the video of him rapping: Flow Stoopid- Made you look Freestyle. What do you think? Does Diggy have skills?

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Posted by    Date: Friday, March 12, 2010

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