Why don’t you do something? The 2013 Do Something Awards took place on July 31 in Hollywood, Ca. hosted by Sophia Bush and Jason Dundas.
The event is aimed at showcasing celebrities and young activist that have a positive impact on the world, shaping it into a positive place. It is the one of the few awards show honoring charitable work in Hollywood instead of patting celebs on the back for recording a hit album or a successful role in a movie. Even Jennifer Hudson mentioned that Osbourne was there to address important matters instead of critique who was best dressed of the night. Clothing and style had no importance for the stars that were radiating positive energy. The energy that impacts the world towards goodness.
Honoree Jennifer Hudson held back tears while being honored her Do Something award for being co-founder of the Julian D. King foundation. The foundation is named after her nephew that was brutally murdered in Chicago and provides much-needed school supplies to school children from low income families.
“I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m a cry baby so I can’t help it,”she said in her acceptance speech. “It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed and from our blessings in honor of my nephew…It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can’t help somebody. ”
Other celebs honored for their charitable work included Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, LL Cool J, and Kelly Osbourne.
“These days celebrity is almost synonymous with spoiled rich brat. A couple more tantrums in front of paparazzi and we’ll be there 100 percent so it’s nice to be recognized as a human being trying to put some positivity out there in the world, as a guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from and as part of a group of us not living up to the brat title.” explained LL Cool J. LL recieved an award for his work with summer camp Jump & Ball as wll as his work with Chrysalis, an organization that helps homeless people gain employment.
Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson was recognized for his “labor of love” Tie The Knot, the marriage equality advocate group he founded with his husband Justin Mikita last year. “I am obviously honored every time [our show] gets any sort of recognition, but this is definitely more special to me personally. It doesn’t feel like work. It feels like something that I have to do, something so integral to who [I am]. To get an award for something that is in your veins is really moving. We are very lucky as actors to have the platform that we have to be able to bring attention to so many worthy causes.”
The host, Sophia Bush changed four times and stayed happy and radiating all night, despite a choke up when acknowledging friend Cory Monteith’s tragic death, earlier this month.
“I don’t know how to phrase it because you don’t want to say you’re expecting that from anyone, but sadly I think there are some people who we watch as they sort of unravel, and if something like that were to happen, you’d be sad but not necessarily shocked,” Bush said. “You’d just be so sad that they never got help.”
Bush mentioned that the tragedy was in the fact that Monteith actually reached out and received help for the substance abuse. “It’s, I think, more emotional for the people who knew and loved him because he was working toward that,” she said. “He had just gone to get help.”
But it wasn’t until Daniel Maree, for Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he created to amend the “stand your ground” law in Florida following the Trayvon Martine case.
To lighten up the mood, Sara Bareilles and Fitz and The Tantrums performed.
Featured photo by Alan Light [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!
Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.
On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.
But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.
We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.
Most Frustrating Thing About the Season
The love triangle.
We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.
The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.
There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.
Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.
But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.
On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant
Read the full post at TV Fanatic!
Fall TV Preview: Riverdale Season 4 Trailer Reveals Jughead is Missing
The Riverdale trailer for season 4 is equal parts sexy and mysterious (what the hell happened to Jughead?!)
The series creators promised the season would be more high-school oriented giving it a “season 1” vibe following a dark, twisted, and oftentimes, ridiculous (we still loved it) G&G/ The Farm storyline on season 3.
And while they’re making good on that promise — we see Cheryl and the like prancing around the halls of Riverdale High — the show still capitalizes on the darker undertones and secrets.
This is a town that thrives on murder, and that’s never going to change.
The teens grapple with a pretty daunting realization — they’re going to have to part ways after senior year.
“Isn’t it crazy? In just nine-months, life as we know it will be over,” Veronica (Camila Mendes) muses without realizing the statement is more ominous than she intended.
The trailer reveals that one favorite may not make it through their senior year alive as the whole town embarks on a search mission through the volatile woods of Riverdale.
Who are they looking for? Our very own Jughead Jones.
Fans expected a rocky season for Jug following the cliffhanger of season 3, which saw him missing as Betty, Veronica and Archie cleaned up the blood from their clothes, but this has us officially worried.
Later in the trailer, we hear Jughead’s screams as he begs for “help” and tries to break out of what sounds like a car trunk.
What happened to Jughead? And is his disappearance linked to whatever happened in the final episode?
Other major moments in the trailer include Betty getting clobbered over the head from behind by an unknown figure (she’s after the Farm so it could be Evelyn Evernever), crime scene photos that make Betty gasp “oh my god,” a scantily dressed Veronica performing some pussycat dolls-esque routine on stage as she assures that she’s “no stranger to scandal,” and a bunch of smokin’ sex scenes with our three favorite ships: Choni, Bughead, and Varchie.
Yep, sounds like senior year!
Not spotted in the video: Alice Cooper, who we found out is infiltrating The Farm, anyone from The Farm (Chad Michael Murray, where ya at?), Kevin, also with the damn Farm, and Betty’s real brother, Chic, who was introduced in the finale as an FBI agent working with Alice to take down The Farm.
Riverdale premies October 9th on The CW!
Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted
Camila Mendes is a survivor.
The Riverdale star graced the October issue of Women’s Health where she came forward as a survivor of sexual assault.
Mendes revealed that she was slipped a date rape drug known as a “roofie” while she was a freshman at New York’s University Tisch School of the Arts.
Mendes became visibly emotional while recalling the attack, but she didn’t disclose any details about her attacker or what happened.
This isn’t the first Riverdale star to speak up about sexual assault and harassment.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Mendes’ co-star, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper on the hit series) took to Tumblr to reveal that a “significantly older” male co-worker tried to force himself on her while they were on a date.
She was a teenager at the time.
During the interview, Mendes also dished about how moving frequently before the age of 18 was a traumatic experience for her growing up.
She said she moves almost 12 times due to her parents’ divorce and her dad’s career.
“You’re constantly saying goodbye to people, and you’re constantly being removed from your identity. When you start to feel like you’re connecting with a group of people, an environment, and a home — a physical home— it can be destabilizing when you’re uprooted and taken somewhere else,” she said.
Nowadays, Mendes loves to follow a routine that includes staying at the same hotels when she travels, visiting familiar cafes and yoga studios.
She also opened up about living with an eating disorder.
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