L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival (LACS) Awards

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover the 2013 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival (LACS) Awards ceremony and gala hosted by Wayne Brady with presenting Key & Peele at the opening the show. This year LACS broke several of its past records which included over 1000 film submissions, the largest number of international submissions received and well over 5000 attendees for the four-day event.

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About L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival
The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is the largest comedy film festival in the USA. Named one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals in the United States” by the Brooks Institute, LACS is dedicated to introducing the newest and hottest comedic talent to the public and entertainment industry in a four-day, fun-packed weekend of screenings, industry panels and star-studded red carpet events. LACS was founded in 2009 to celebrate and promote up-and-coming filmmakers and writers through the medium of comedic short films as well as screenplays for features, pilots and short comedies. LACS has been twice named one of the “Top 25 Festivals Worth the Fee” by Moviemaker magazine. http://www.lacomedyshorts.com Follow on Twitter at @lacomedyshorts and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lacomedyshorts.

Watch the Hijinks on the Red Carpet

Watch our 19 interviews from the Red Carpet with Wayne Brady, Suzy Nakamura & Jerry Minor, Matt L. Jones, Jordan Peele, Jeannie Roshar, Festival Director, John Dion, Alex Bonner & Felix Peñero, Lori Elberg, RobotDown, David Ward & Byron Brown, Jenny Wenger & Frank Giarmona, Greg Bro, Paul & Peter Vogt, Keegan-Michael Key, Gary Anthony Williams, Stanley Brode & Jessalyn Maguire, Yvette Nicole Brown & Cedric Yarbrough, Jon Bernthal & Woodhead Entertainment, and Nyambi Nyambi.

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2012 GBK Emmy Luxury Gift Lounge

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report hosts, JJ Snyder and Kirby Kristen, were invited to come out and cover the 2012 GBK Emmy Luxury Gift Lounge at the W Hotel in Hollywood. This year’s event gifted four charities: Make a Wish FoundationSomaly Mam FoundationDream Center and Best Friends Animal Society.

Making Wishes Come True

This year Make a Wish Foundation and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have granted the wish of Valentina Oliver, an 18 year old  from Phoenix AZ who suffers from Sickle Cell Disease the opportunity to feel like a celebrity and walk the Emmys red carpet with her family.

About GBK
GBK has donated over $3 Million in products, services, and cash over the last 3 years to various charities. And gives 20% of its proceeds to participating charities. No other gift lounge can state that or even comes close! GBK is widely known for its celebrity-driven luxury gift lounges, the foundational belief of GBK is a continual commitment to giving back to the community. Please visit their website for more information at www.gbkproductions.com

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Secret Room Event’s ASPCA Red Carpet Luxury Lounge

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kirby Kristen, were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Red Carpet Celebrity Luxury Lounge, honoring the Emmy Awards and its nominees, celebrities, stylists, press and media.

This year, the “pet-friendly” Secret Room Event gifting suite will be bringing awareness to, benefit and have on-site the charitable organization ASPCA (American Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals).

For more info on this event please visit www.secretroomevents.com

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6th Annual Eco Emmy Celebrity Chateau Gifting Suite

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kirby Kristen, were invited to come out and cover 6th Annual Eco Emmy Celebrity Chateau Gifting Suite at a private Hancock Park Estate in Los Angeles honoring the 64th Annual EMMY Awards.

This year, the gifting suite will be bringing awareness to the charity Beat Liver Tumors and will provide information, education, support, and options for those affected by liver tumors, whether primary in the liver or metastatic orginating from cancer in http://www.beatlivertumors.org. Another charity honored during the event is the Guard A Heart Foundation where several musicians will be performing on the “With Every Beat, Guard A Heart” Stage. “Know Your Risk; Inspire Life” campaign and help us empower individuals to make heart disease prevention a part of their every day lifestyle.” Heart disease is preventable. http://www.guardaheart.org

For more info on this event please visit A Main Event Red Carpet Lounge and Green Suite Sustainable Production at http://www.durkeinentertainmentgroup.com.

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DPA’s Eighth Annual Pre Emmy Gift Suite

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kirby Kristen, were invited to come out and cover DPA’s Emmy Awards garden gifting lounge, at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive and will be offering celebrities, nominees, and presenters, amazing new products and fantastic services. The gifting suite will be bringing awareness to two special charities that Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko (DPA) supports: Husky Haven of LA, rescue for Siberian huskies and Ring 14 Foundation for children with rare chromosomal abnormality called Ring 14 www.huskyhavenofla.org/http://www.ring14.net.

Watch the video interviews from this event here on YouTube.

The highlights of the DPA gift lounge are this season: Le Tahaa island resort and spa and Pearl Resorts for their trips to Bora Bora and French Polynesia, LA-based fashion designer Eva Varro, Marchon eyewear, Bleulab jeans, Sechoir hair salon, the All Natural Face, Elle pour l, and the St Regis Princeville. Also at the gifting suite will be Norwegian couture designer Cecilie Melli, Brazilian fashion designer Barbara Bela, Venezuelan Handbags Ismak 7 (based in Miami), and her “coup de Coeur” Peruvian clutches and bag designer Jimena Mujica. Atlantic Canada will also have a special place, with jewellery pieces from Overman jewellery and Angela Grace jewelry.

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Boom Boom Room Emmy Gifting Suite

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Kirby Kristen, were invited to come out and cover the exclusive, invite only, Boom Boom Room Emmys Gifting Suite hosted by Perspective PR at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel. The Boom Boom Room is traditionally designed for parents or soon to be parents to see the latest in food, fashion and gifts for kids.

Many of the celebrities confirmed to be visiting this gifting suite during the two days its open are:

AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys)
Beverly Johnson (star of "Beverly’s Full House" on OWN / legendary fashion model)
Brooke Anderson (CBS’s "The Insider")
Constance Marie (actress, "George Lopez")
Elisabeth Rohm (actress)
Eric Ladin (actor, AMC’s "The Killing")
Erin Murphy (Tabitha from "Bewitched")
Harold Perrineau (actor, ABC’s "Lost")
Janelle DeSanto Pierzina (CBS’s "Big Brother")
Kenny Smith (Sportscaster / former NBA player)
Kevin Frazier (CBS’s "The Insider")
Kimberly Van Der Beek (wife of actor James Van Der Beek)
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actress, "According to Jim")
Kym Whitley (NBC’s "Animal Practice")
Laila Ali (former boxing champ / daughter of Muhammad Ali)
Leonor Varela (actress, TNT’s "Dallas")
Mary Mary (stars of "Mary Mary" on WE Network / Grammy-winning gospel music duo)
Mayim Bialik (Emmy nominee, "The Big Bang Theory")
Peter Dinklage (Emmy winner, "Game of Thrones")
Rodney Jerkins (Grammy-winning music producer)
Shonda Rhimes (Emmy nominee, Executive Producer of "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Private Practice")

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So You Think You Can Dance Tour Press Junket

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Francis Wang, were invited to come out and cover the So You Think You Can Dance Tour Press Junket, with Season 9 Top 10 finalists: Audrey, Chehon, Cole, Cyrus, Eliana, George, Lindsay, Tiffany, Will and Witney.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE 2012 live tour is sponsored by Just Dance 4, the world’s No. 1 dance game franchise and the 30-city tour will kick-off October 23 in San Diego and will conclude on December 5th in Hollywood, FL with tickets available at dance.aeglive.com and www.www.axs.com

Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment, dick clark productions, inc., Nigel Lythgoe and AEG Live present to audiences nationwide all the sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they expect from the television show that recently received six Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Cat Deeley in addition to three Outstanding Choreography nominations.

Tickets are available at dance.aeglive.com and www.axs.com but check your local venue for more information. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. Event time and date subject to change. Log on to www.fox.com/dance for full list of dates and links.

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3rd Annual Face Forward Gala

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to come out and cover the , 3rd Annual Face Forward Gala, celebrating a second chance for women of domestic violence at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Deborah Alessi, Founder of Face Forward, and Dr. David Alessi, co-founder, along with funny man Tom Arnold and the lovely Bonnie Somerville, hosted a beautiful, Moroccan themed evening to benefit women of domestic violence.

The gala‘s entertainment program started with George Komsky and his duet partner Becca Stockton performing "Vivo Per Lei," featuring Cirque du Soleil star acrobat Tatiana Gousarova. Headlining the evening was the exotic Ukrainian violinist Assia Ahhatt, who performed her dramatic interpretations of "Overture" and "Four Walls. Special thanks to sponsors such as Turkish Airlines who donated two business class tickets and Aman Resorts who donated a dream vacation for two to Bali and Unici Casa who also donated beautiful Murano glass pieces that were designed by Architect, Designer and Founder of UNICI, Michael Foroutan.

Angels in disguise, Deborah and Dr. David Alessi will continue their tireless efforts to help women around the world escape a life of unforgiveable abuse and let them know there is someone who cares, there is a safe place to turn to; Face Forward will always be one of them. Find out more at www.facela.net.

Alessi Institute: www.facialinstitute.com

Specialty Surgery Center: www.specialtysurgical.com

Unici Casa: www.unicicasa.com

Turkish Airlines: www.turkishairlines.com

My Vienna Gelato & Coffee: www.myviennagelato.com

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Audi and Derek Lam Kick Off Emmy Week Celebration

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to come out and cover the Audi and Derek Lam Kick Off Week Celebration for the 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards at Cecconi‘s on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Audi and Derek Lam were the hosts of this exclusive cocktail party celebrating TV’s most exciting week joined by Emmy® nominees Julie Bowen, Don Cheadle and Melissa McCarthy. This is the 3rd year that Audi helped Hollywood kick-off the awards season and arranged to chauffeur many of the celebrities to the event in the luxurious Audi A8L sedan.

About Audi
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. AUDI AG is planning to invest a total of EUR 13 billion over the period 2012 through 2016 on new products and technologies. Visitwww.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

About Derek Lam
Derek Lam International, LLC was founded in New York by Derek Lam and partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann in October 2002. Lam’s vision for his label is to create clothes that are both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine but unfussy beauty about them. He skillfully manages the combination of refinement and sensuality, with exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail. In 2006 the collection expanded to include handbags, followed by shoes and eyewear in 2007 and the 10 Crosby Derek Lam diffusion line in 2011. Praised for his vision of modern luxury married with uncompromised quality, Lam has received abundant recognition within the fashion industry. Please visit www.dereklam.com for more information.

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2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys held on Saturday, September 15th at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The event will air on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00pm ET/PT on REELZCHANNEL. Spike Jones, Jr. was back Producer of the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

This year, HBO received the most wins with 17 Creative Emmy Awards with CBS getting 13 and PBS 11. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received six Creative Emmys and followed by “Saturday Night Live,” PBS Masterpiece miniseries “Great Expectations,” and Discovery Channel’s “Frozen Planet” each won four Creative Arts Emmys.

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The Primetime Creative Emmy® Awards are a part of The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in television programming. They are commonly awarded to behind-the-scenes personnel such as art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors, and sound editors. The Creative Arts category also includes awards for outstanding animated programs and guest acting.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

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