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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Too Fit To Quit

Too Fit To Quit: Lauren Fit DJ Interview 
 By Evan Jackson 

When you hear those mantras "Never Give Up","Why stop now? You're so close to your goal, keep going", or "You can achieve any goal, if you put in the time and effort" they almost seem too cliche and unattainable. But when you meet someone who embodies those mantras you see the true meaning of them. That's how I felt when I met Lauren Pappas known as Lauren Fit DJ. She's built a career on her two passions; fitness and her love for music. Through fitness she found self confidence and emphasizes for her its not an activity it's a lifestyle. Her workout videos on her YouTube page Pimpin' Iron make fitness fun and accessible. With music she's perfected her craft as a DJ taking it out of the clubs and into the gyms providing her own mix with her podcast Fit DJ's Flex Factory. Brand building and body building are the cornerstones of Lauren Fit DJ's career. She'll inspire you and encourage you to aspire for a better fitness life and having you thinking why would ever quit. 

Lauren Fit DJ on her Fitness Journey & Incorporating Music into her Career 

 Lauren Fit DJ on Expanding her Brand & What's Next

Fitness Tips From Lauren Fit DJ


Thursday, December 10, 2015

47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announcement

47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announcement

On Tuesday December 8th, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA the nominees for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the achievements of people of color in the fields of Music, Television, Film, and Literary Work. The hosts for the announcement was actress Tika Sumpter of  OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots" & "Ride Along 2", Actress Danielle Nicolet of TV One's "Born Again Virgin", Actor Guilleromo Diaz of Scandal, Miles Brown of "Blackish", and Marsai Martin of "Blackish".

"Empire" is up for 12 nominations, including outstanding drama series, actor and outstanding actress in a drama series Tariji P. Henson. ABC's "Blackish" has the second most TV nominations with 10, including outstanding comedy series, Traci Ellis Ross outstanding actress in a comedy series, and Anthony Anderson outstanding actor in a comedy series.

Nominated for the lead actor in a motion picture are Abraham Attah for "Beasts of No Nation," Chiwetel Ejiofor for "Secret in Their Eyes," Michael. B. Jordan for "Creed," Michael Ealy for "The Perfect Guy" and Will Smith for "Concussion".Nominees in the lead actress in a motion picture are Lauren "Keke" Palmer for "Brotherly Love," Sanaa Lathan for "The Perfect Guy," Teyonah Parris for "Chi-Raq," Viola Davis for "Lila and Eve" and Zoe Saldana for "Infinitely Polar Bear."

Those who were double nominees were Viola Davis who received a nomination for outstanding actress in a drama series for "How To Get Away With Murder" and outstanding actor in motion picture for "Lila and Eve". Idiris Elba received a nomination for outstanding actor in a television, movie, mini-series or dramatic special for "Luther" and  outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture for "Beasts of No Nation".

Nominees for Entertainer of The Year is actor Michael B. Jordan, actress Viola Davis, musical artist Pharrel Williams, ballet dancer and author Misty Copeland, and showrunner Shonda Rhimes.

For a full list of the nominees you can visit the NAACP Image Awards website. 

 THE 47th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS will be hosted by actor Anthony Anderson and will broadcast LIVE on TV One on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. The ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium One-hour pre-show airs live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

photos by Evan Jackson

Entertainment Tonight Correspondent/Host Nischelle Turner

 Actor Guillermo Diaz

  Actor Miles Brown and Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter and Danielle Nicolet

Nischelle Turner, Danielle Nicolet, & Tika Sumpter 

Actress Marsai Martin and Miles Brown

Tika Sumpter  

Nia  Geredine

CEO of Nikki Rich Show LA Nicole Richardson 

Entertainment Journalist and Proudcer Kiki Ayers
Nicole Richardson & Kiki Ayers

Monday, December 7, 2015

Talk That Talk

Talk That Talk: Isis Velazquez Interview 

by Evan Jackson 

Isis Velazquez is a producer and entertainment correspondent with such an energetic personality that even after my interview with her I found myself unraveling even more layers of her talent. Should I have kept the camera rolling? She's done theater, she's an actress, she's doing radio, she's doing behind the scenes, she's interviewing the biggest names in Hollywood in front of the scenes, what's exactly next? These are the questions that were dancing around in my head. And I think the answer to what's next for Isis is infinitely more and what ever she puts her mind to she's going to do it. Serving as the producer/host of Accelerated Radio's Talk 2 Much Radio program Isis brings the flare alongside her co-host DJ Fresh 2 Def. As an entertainment correspondent for Entertainment Affair she brings such an inherent touch to her interviews that you can sense the instant connection the stars have to her. With a background in entertainment Isis has plenty more to give us. She confidently goes in the direction of her dreams and turns them into reality.     

Producer/Entertainment Correspondent Isis Velazquez Talks About Her Latino Heritage 

Isis Velazquez Talks About How She Ended Up On Talk 2 Much Radio & Entertainment Affair

Isis Velazquez Talks About What's Next In Her Career

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