Covering the Aftershows for AfterbuzzTV!

I am very excited to be hosting 2 shows over at AfterbuzzTV.com! I’m the co-host covering “Blindspot” and Homeland! We have lots of great commentary, so be sure to check it out, and see what we have to say about each episode and see if you agree!

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Here is a playlist of the aftershow for “Blindspot”.

Here is a playlist of the aftershow for “Homeland”.

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BET Awards 2015!

The BET awards 2015 was one of the hottest shows of this season and I was so excited to cover the red carpet for Press Pass LA! The annual award show was held in downtown Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre. We were able to chat with designers, actors, music artists, and sports figures. This year’s show was in full effect with some throwback performances from some old school artists, a bad boy records reunion, as well as super star Icon Janet Jackson receiving the Ultimate Icon award, just to name a few! It was one of the biggest nights in music! Check out the highlights, interviews, photos and all the red carpet glamour!

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Getting ready for my close up! (Photo credit Stephanie Garrett)

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Busy media getting ready! (Photo credit Stephanie Garrett)

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I’m official! (photo credit Stephanie Garrett)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Me working the Red Carpet! (Photo credit Carey Glenn)

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker.

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker. (Photo credit Stephanie Garrett)

The Press Pass LA crew!

The Press Pass LA crew! ( Photo credit Stephanie Garrett)

NBC Universal Summer Press day announcement!

I recently got a chance to come out and cover for PressPassLA.com at the NBC Universal Press day announcement of upcoming summer network and cable shows. It was held at the beautiful Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena. We were able to get the inside scoop from such talent as TV Legend William Shatner and Christian Slater. We also spoke to Peter Facincelli, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Soap actress Deidre Hall and comedian Craig Robinson, and the oh so fabulous Rupaul, just to name a few! Check out the photo’s and interviews from the event!

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America’s Got Talent 10th Season!

I recently got to host the Red Carpet for Press Pass LA at the America’s Got Talent 10th season Premiere, held at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of hollywood! We spoke to Judges, Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Host Nick Cannon to see what to expect from this season’s extreme talent! Here’s what they had to say, check it out!

Here I am Interviewing Nick Cannon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos by Stephanie Garrett & Jennifer Buonantony

“On the Move”@The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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“On the Move” spent the day at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and this museum houses some of the greatest collections of artifacts and exhibits in the world, including Dinosaur Hall, which houses more than 300 real fossils and 20 complete dinosaurs. The Gem & Minerals Hall, my personal favorite, houses one of the largest exhibits of natural gemstones, pearls, and gold in the world. If you are a jewelry enthusiast like I am, you’ll have a tough time pulling yourself away from here!  The Building Los Angeles exhibit has artifacts from the 1800s up until today and shows how Los Angeles came to be. That exhibit also includes a California history exhibit along with a Hollywood exhibit, which is about the emergence of the film industry.

Then there’s cool exhibits such as Age of Mammals Hall and the African Mammal Hall. We also got a chance to see the Ancient Latin America Art exhibit, Bird Hall, and the very beautiful Nature Gardens. We visited two cool gift shops and the downstairs Triamana grill where we had lunch. The food there was very good!  We had the best time here at the museum, and it was a very educational experience! Seeing all the beautiful art, artifacts, and exhibits was awesome! This is a very big museum, so if you plan to go, plan on being there a full day.  Make sure you check the  museum website for full details, and don’t forget to check out my show “On the Move” where you’ll see some cool, fun highlights of our visit!~

Dinosaur Hall

The Gem Hall

The Grounds of the museum

The Hollywood exhibit

The African Mammal Hall

“On the Move” @The California Science Center

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Here I am” On the Move” covering The California Science Center and the Space Shuttle Endeavour! It was an awesome place to visit and it only cost $6.00 to see the shuttle exhibit. There are some other wonderful exhibits to see there including, the Kelp forest (ecosystems), the Rocky Point exhibit where you get to touch sea animals up close and personal ( check out the video). Also the Creative World exhibit as well as the Air & Space exhibits are well worth the visit!  There are two great gift shops ( I do love gift shops lol) they have some great finds, especially the one inside the Space Shuttle exhibit where you’ll be able to get one of a kind gifts! There is also a nice dining area downstairs where you can grab a bite and relax. Do your self a favor and get down there and check it out, you won’t be disappointed!~

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When is enough, enough???

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First let me say this, I’m NO Debbie downer.  I am the first person to encourage someone on their journey and tell them to” keep on keeping on” and to “keep it moving.”  Recently something occurred to me. When is enough, enough??? I mean when do you say to yourself, I have done all I can do and know how to do and surrendered to what is?  And is that enough? For example, I currently have the best Agent and Talent Management team I’ve ever had since being in showbizness. I am currently auditioning for TV guest star and recurring guest star level roles, as well as auditioning for Feature and Independent Films. I am also having Network level meetings for my hosting work. My jewelry collection is slowly getting out there and selling.  I get tons of compliments on my jewelry when I show at trunkshows, festivals and fairs. It has been the little engine that could. It all sounds great, and I’m not saying all of this to say “yay me”, but is it enough to sustain us until something bigger happens to go to the next level?

Yes I know I “chose” a career that is one of the hardest jobs in the world, heck all 3 of them are hard lol! Yes I voluntarily participated in the creation of all of this, and I take full responsibility in it. I really love what I do, and I feel all of these things “chose me.”  It was indeed a calling from the spirit to do these things, and I have to do them to feel a sense of connection to the world. I also stand firmly in gratitude for everything that has come my way, good and bad.

I guess I was wondering this because recently I had a recurring TV guest star audition. There were several ladies there who are or were on TV shows as series regulars. One of them whose comedic work I was a big fan of. My personal opinion is that all of these ladies should be at “offer only level” and NOT have to actually audition for a scale (basic pay), but hey the powers that be see it differently.  I also knew that no matter how awesome I was, I wasn’t getting that job.  Think about it, why would you hire a “no name” person when you can get a “name or known person” for the same price? It just makes sense, and I should be okay with having an audition period ( I was ;-D) . Now sadly this is a common practice these days, auditioning along side known actors. The way the business has been going, it’s been pushing the unknown actor out of the picture, and now we have to work three times harder to book jobs.

Is it enough for me to having just “been in the room”? Also I thought about what happens when and If I get to that ‘known Level”. Will I have to settle for that too? Probably and I’ll be happy to just be working regularly just like I’m sure they are. Is it all enough to sustain us in the struggle, the fight? Will our ego survive “the enough” in the midst of the struggle knowing that it may never happen? I guess it’s going to have to be for now. For the time being I’m still in the game going full speed ahead but is enough, enough for you??