2013 Do Something Awards #DSAwards Photos + Interviews

Sophia Bush - DSC_0195Laura Marano - DSC_0190Robert Riley - DSC_0016Paige Sullivan - DSC_0260Caitlin Crosby - DSC_0082Katherine Bailess - 2013-07-31 15.39.59
Carmen Electra - DSC_0233McKinley Freeman - DSC_0038Laura Marano - DSC_0192Taylor Spreitler - DSC_0127Shamicka Lawrence & Sheree Fletcher - DSC_0111Carmen Electra - DSC_0212
Janel Parrish - 2013-07-31 16.08.31DSC_0054Laura Marano - DSC_0176Caitlin Crosby - DSC_0076Taylor Spreitler - DSC_0124Aisha Tyler & Jillian Mourning - DSC_0140
Aisha Tyler - DSC_0156Jesse Tyler Ferguson - DSC_0250Aisha Tyler - DSC_0154Laura Marano - DSC_0174Katherine Bailess & Taylor Paige - DSC_0068Taylor Spreitler - DSC_0126

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Paige Sullivan, were invited to cover the 2013 Do Something Awards (#DSAwards) hosted by actress Sophia Bush along with celebrity presenters Malin Akerman, Lucy Hale, Cynthia Nixon, Russell Simmons and Aisha Tyler. This year’s high-energy show is honoring celebrities Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL COOL J and Kelly Osbourne for being amazing social change leaders, along with five “do-gooders,” 25 and under, who are in the trenches, creating substantial change in our world.

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About the Do Something Awards
In addition to honoring celebrities for their work to inspire others, and a night filled with great musical performances, one young “do-er” (age 25 and under) will receive a grand prize of $100,000 for their cause and the four other nominees will receive a $10,000 community grant. This is the largest and most prestigious prize in the world for young people and social change.

Interviews from the Do Something Awards Blue Carpet

We interviewed Aisha Tyler, Caitlin Crosby, James LaRosa, Janel Parrish, Jena Sims, Jillian Rose Reed & Nikki DeLoach, Katherine Bailess, Laura Marano, McKinley Freeman, Niki McElroy, Robert Riley, Shamicka Lawrence & Sheree Fletcher, Steve Ward, and Taylor Spreitler. Click to watch them on our YouTube Channel.

This year’s five nominees have gone above and beyond to make a difference addressing important issues. Nominees include Sasha Fisher (Spark MicroGrants); Daniel Maree (Million Hoodies Movement for Justice); Jillian Mourning (All We Want is LOVE – Liberation of Victims Everywhere); Lorella Praeli (United We Dream); and Ben Simon (Food Recovery Network). http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/do_something_awards/2013/index.jhtml

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This Year’s #DSAwards to be Hosted by Sophia Bush Will You Get Up and Do Something?

By Betsy Galchutt, Entertainment Reporter

Do Something Awards

VH1’s Do Something Awards will take place on Wednesday, July 31 and will be hosted by the lovely Sophia Bush!

Celebrity presenters will include Malin Akerman, Lucy Hale, Cynthia Nixon, Russell Simmons, Aisha Tyler and VH1′s Jason Dundas.

The Honorees

This year’s celebration will honor Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, and Kelly Osbourne for their works toward social change, as well as one young “do-er” for their efforts to shine on a light on important issues facing the world today.

The five “do-er” nominees include:

For the first time ever, viewers can vote for their favorite Do Something nominee via text.

  • To vote for Sasha text “SASHA” to 38383
  • To vote for Daniel text “DAN” to 38383
  • To vote for Jillian text “JILLIAN” to 38383
  • To vote for Lorella text “LORELLA” to 38383
  • To vote for Ben text “BEN” to 38383

From DoSomething.org

We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us at www.DoSomething.org.

For more information about the show, visit DoSomething.VH1.com.

“Like” VH1 and Do Something on Facebook and follow @VH1, @dosomething, @SophiaBush on Twitter and use the hashtag #DSAwards to talk about the show.

PS. We will be on the Red Carpet getting the Video Interviews YOU want to see!

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On the Pink Carpet for the Sex & the City II Screening Party in Santa Monica

It was lots of fun to be invited out for the Sex and the City 2 movie event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica on Friday. The Henley Company and the Party Goddess really rolled out the pink carpet, and created an amazing event. Nothing better than to be invited as media and treated like royalty!

Around the fire at the Shangri-La Hotel Bar

Around the fire at the Shangri-La Hotel Bar

There were well over two hundred women from the LA area here to participate and channel their inner Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte… and to possibly win a fabulous pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.

Christian Louboutin shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes for giveaway

The hotel is right across from the Pacific Ocean and was a clear but cool night so the heat lamps around the pool area and the fire were very welcoming.

I met up with some of my other gal pals and we got our swag bags and headed into the theatre to watch “Sex and the City II” with a theatre full of women who were as giddy as school girls.

One has to wonder if the movie will be as good as the first or the series for that matter, but it was a chance to be out with other like-minded women who were looking for that evening of fantasy to look and feel as glamorous as the stars in the movie.

The opening was crazy with a wedding equipped with Liza Minnelli. She’s still got it. Now that women can sing “Single Ladies” and strut like no one!

The flow of the story line was not as crisp as could be and I personally thought that there was a lot of the movies left on the cutting room floor that could have made some of the scenes better. Then again, some of the dialog was not really great – including the line from Samantha when she walks into this incredible suite and sees the private bar and says ‘we can BELLY UP to the bar’ really? Wow, she sounded like a dock worker at that point… something I think was even too out of character for Samantha!!!

Desert Scene - Sex and the City 2

Desert Scene - Sex and the City 2

Don’t get me wrong… there was some amazing fashion and scenery including the men… but there were some things that were out of character for Samantha that (as I channel her) I thought were pretty lame. To top it all off, I was very offended by her lack of respect of the culture and the rules in a foreign country. It’s one thing to get bounced from your hotel for “kissing” and completely another to make a scene like Samantha did in the market where she and her gal pals could have been arrested and worse… ended up in prison for years before ever seeing the light of day. No worldly woman would ever do that – even when suffering from menopause (yes, I am in that phase as well, thanks to treatment for breast cancer).

All in all, it was an enjoyable movie – there was plenty of fashion and “ooh, pretty shiny objects” to keep our eyes glued to the screen to see what was next!! My gal pals agreed, not as good as the first, but then again, are they ever?? Still we had a wonderful evening out and fun time!!

Thanks so much to our hosts, we really did love being treated like celebrities for the evening!!!

In case you haven’t seen the trailer… here it is!

Wonder who won those awesome pink Christian Louboutin shoes?