The Orange Ball: Superheroes Fight Lupus
May14

The Orange Ball: Superheroes Fight Lupus

It was not a night for fame or photographs, entourages, or grandiose gowns. It was a night for courage, for support, inspiration and of course heroes. The Orange Ball was a star-studded event by Lupus LA to raise funds and awareness to battle the vicious wolf. Meredith Monroe from the classic Criminal Minds has been a supporter of Lupus LA for 17 years. “This is their (Lupus LA’s) second Annual Superhero night, and I wouldn’t miss it....

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Smile Train Benefit
May09

Smile Train Benefit

  Photo: Karreuche Tran (left) and Quincy Brown (right) Photo Credit: Smile Train   Karreuche Tran, star of the Emmy-award winning web-series The Bay The Series, and actor Quincy Brown, the son of Grammy nominated R&B singer Al B. Sure!, hosted a fundraising gala Tuesday evening at the Sofitel Hotel in support of the nonprofit Smile Train charity.     Founded in 1999, Smile Train provides corrective surgery for children with cleft...

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The Genii Awards Celebrates Women In Media
May08

The Genii Awards Celebrates Women In Media

The Genii Awards by the Alliance for Women in Media SoCal  celebrates and encourages the advancement of women in various media fields. The 2016 awards was hosted by On-Air Correspondent for CBS2/KCAL 9, Erica Olsen, and co-host Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior and contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice.   Photo: Matt Iseman Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele     I spoke with Iseman about the need to have organizations...

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Covenant House Honors TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ For Its Homeless Youth Storyline
May03

Covenant House Honors TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ For Its Homeless Youth Storyline

Photo: Graham Patrick who plays formerly homeless character Rusty Beck in TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele     Covenant House California, a non-profit dedicated to reducing youth homelessness and human trafficking, threw a gala honoring TNT’s television show ‘Major Crimes’ for bringing greater attention to the issue of homelessness and human trafficking. I spoke with Major Crimes cast member Jon Tenney, who plays...

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Terry Crews Helps Raise Funds For Cancer
Apr30

Terry Crews Helps Raise Funds For Cancer

Photo: Margaret Steele, Executive Director, JCC Foundation & Terry Crews, Actor Photo Credit: Charlé Moore As drama TV sitcoms like Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and VH1’s Hit The Floor wrapped up another season, a few of the stars were able to enjoy some time off by supporting a good cause. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) held its 21st annual Taste for a Cure fundraiser on Thursday, April 28th at the Beverly Wilshire...

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George Takei: Compares Vilification Of Muslims To That Of The Japanese
Apr30

George Takei: Compares Vilification Of Muslims To That Of The Japanese

 Photo: George Takei Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele “You (Muslims) are now being vilified. You are now smelling that stench of irrational fear and its very important that we all join our voices together as one and particularly for us as Japanese Americans who experienced the horror and devastation of imprisonment in our own countries that we share that experience and speak together with you,” stated George Takei (Star Trek) at the...

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