Sunday, March 22, 2015

WHITE HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence J, LaLa Anthony, Angela Simmons, Michael Ealy, Steve McQueen & More Join President Obama

Some Of Our Favourite stars made it to the White House to Join President Barack Obama for the White House Film Festival.

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President Obama's administration is all about the Call To Arts.  And Mr. O welcomed the youngins to yesterday's event saying:
"Welcome to the second-annual White House Film Festival. It’s like the Sundance or Cannes of film festivals that are open to the public through a government website. It may also be the only film festival where one of the entrants has his tooth loose."
He continued:
"This is the second year that we’ve hosted the White House Student Film Festival, and it’s a great example of what happens when we just unleash the skills and the imagination of America’s young people."

Serena Williams Covers April 2015 VOGUE, Talks Friendships, Fitness & More

 Serena Williams is VOGUE's cover girl.  Rocking a blue Rag & Bone sheath dress and a Tate diamond bracelet, the tennis superstar serves up lush hair and a natural face for the annual SHAPE issue for April 2015.
Serena On being lonely at #1
“It’s hard and lonely at the top.  That’s why it’s so fun to have Caroline and my sister, too. You’re a target when you’re number one. Everyone wants to beat you. Everyone talks behind your back, and you get a lot more criticism. God forbid I lose. It’s like ‘Why?’ Well, I am human.”
On Serena's confidence and forgiveness can see it in her recently announced decision to go back to Indian Wells, a tournament she had vowed to boycott permanently after the largely white, largely senior audience booed the then–nineteen-year-old player throughout an entire match. The crowd had believed that Venus had pulled out of a match at the last minute to make sure the two did not play each other in the semifinals. It is a testament to her grit that Serena won on that difficult day, but she spent the next several hours weeping in the locker room. “Say whatever you want about me and Venus,” Williams would later write in her autobiography, “at the end of the day we were just a couple of kids, trying to do our best.”
Every year, officials at the tournament begged her to come back. Every year, she said no. Even a new owner, billionaire Larry Ellison, and his multimillion-dollar makeover of the tournament—there’s now a Nobu—did not sway her. Then, about a year and a half ago, Williams spent Christmas vacation reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. His account of his struggles caused her to reflect on how she was walking through her own life. “That’s when I realized I had to go back,” she says. “I always talk about forgiveness, but I needed to actually show it. It was time to move on.”

On her personality on the court vs. off the court
"On the court, I am fierce! I am mean and I am tough. I am completely opposite off the court. My confidence just isn’t the same. I wish I was more like I am on the court. Nobody would know that I am constantly crying or complaining.”
On maintaining her physique
“Nowadays everybody goes to the gym.  But when I won my first Grand Slam, I had never been.” Even then, however, she was ambivalent about her naturally muscular physique, refusing to lift weights lest her arms get bigger. “I hated my arms,” she remembers. “I wanted them to look soft.” To this day, she uses TheraBands instead of weights to avoid overdeveloping her muscles.
On her interactions with men
“I am really shy. I don’t talk to guys. Friends? Yes. But a potential? No. I get nervous that I will say the wrong thing, and then I just start laughing.”
On playing her sister, Venus
“I don’t look at Venus on the court. I can’t,” she said. “If I am winning, I might feel sorry for her. If I’m losing, I will want to knock her out.”
On kids, family, post-career
“I guess,” she says, sounding unconvinced. “I’m not even looking for it.” When the tennis does end, she has plans to expand her interest in fashion beyond her current clothing line on the Home Shopping Network into something more high-end. She also hopes to increase her philanthropic activities—there’s a school in Kenya she has funded, along with a nursing scholarship named after her slain sister, and a partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based nonprofit that provides legal representation to indigent clients.


Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich and TV hits including “How to Get Away with Murder” were saluted in Beverly Hills Saturday, as GLAAD held its annual Los Angeles Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington accepted the Vanguard Award from presenter Ellen DeGeneres, a prize handed to a significant ally of the LGBT community. She joins a prestigious group of former winners includuing Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, Aaron Spelling and Drew Barrymore.
Emmerich received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from Channing Tatum, highlighting those working to eliminate homophobia within the entertainment industry.
“Transparent” and “How to Get Away with Murder” won best comedy and drama series respectively, with outstanding film going to The Weinstein Company’s “The Imitation Game.”
Read the complete list of 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Winners:
Vanguard Award:
Kerry Washington (presented by Ellen DeGeneres)

Stephen F. Kolzak Award:
Roland Emmerich (presented by Channing Tatum)

Outstanding Film – Wide Release:
The Imitation Game, The Weinstein Company (accepted by screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky)

Outstanding Drama Series:
How to Get Away with Murder, ABC  (accepted by creator Peter Nowalk with stars Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King)

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Transparent, Amazon Instant Video (accepted by creator Jill Soloway with stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, and Alison Sudol, and co-producer Rhys Ernst)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character):
“Identity Crisis, ” Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime

Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series:
“The Normal Heart,” HBO

Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Xtra Mile Recordings

Outstanding Daily Drama:
“Days of Our Lives,” NBC

Outstanding Comic Book:
“Rat Queens,” written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:
“31 Days of PrEP,”

Outstanding Blog:

Ellen & Porsha 

Kerry Washingston

Zoe Saldana 

 Political commentator Meghan McCain 

Samira Wiley of Orange Is The New Black wore a floor-length maroon gown with classic lines

Shonda Rhymes

The Boyhood star was joined by her boyfriend Eric White on the blue carpet

Brad Goreski of Fashion Police 

Viola Davis 

 Sons Of Anarchy's Ron Perlman

Real Housewife Claudia Jordan wears tiny string bikini while frolicking in the Miami surf

Claudia Jordan is very pretty in pink. The Real Housewives Of Atlanta & Dish Nation Personality star looked refreshed after cooling off in the water with friends at the beach in Miami this past saturday.

For the beach day, Claudia paired her light pink two piece with a long silver necklace that held a claw pendant, sunglasses, and nothing more. 

The looker was clearly in the mood for coordination when she teamed her bikini with a matching shade of lipstick.
Just before taking a dip, the reality star let her friend Aisha Thalia pile her strands up into a no-fuss pony tail. 

Afterwards, the looker cheerfully posed for a few snaps before splashing about in the water.
Claudia lounged in the shallow end before flashing a wide and radiant grin while paddling with the calm current.
Following her dip, the actress expertly paraded her fantastic figure on the beach.