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.

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Congratulations to the Nominees and Winners of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards

NAACP Image Awards

As we await the 42nd NAACP Image Awards show on FOX tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT) we’re excited to say that we are looking forward to seeing legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples perform with the award-winning a cappella group Committed, broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium.

Christian R&B vocalist Deitrick Haddon and Contemporary Jazz instrumentalist Boney James will also be there and perform at the annual awards show.

Who will you see on tonight’s NAACP Award show? Expect to see the lovely actress Angela Bassett, NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock, actress Loretta Devine, singer Jason Derülo, actress/singer Kat Graham, actor Dulé Hill, actor Anthony Mackie, Judge Greg Mathis, actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry, actress Sandra Oh, comedian Russell Peters and actress Anika Noni Rose along with Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Affion Crockett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Vanessa Williams.

The show will be hosted by Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete and executive-produced by Vicangelo Bulluck, the special celebrates the accomplishments of people of color working in literature, music, television and film including the Chairman’s Award recipient Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and President’s Award recipient General Colin L. Powell.

Event sponsors for the 42nd NAACP Image Awards include UAW/Chrysler, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Hyundai, Southwest Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Bank of America, Ford Motor Company, Pepsi and American Airlines.

Founded on Feb. 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net.