The Aquafina FlavorSplash launch held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. The new FlavorSplash line of sparkling waters and liquid enhancing drops come in delicious flavors like kiwi-strawberry, orange citrus, and peach-mango. The drinks have no more than 5 calories, healthier than most soft drinks on the market. Check it out on Facebook and visit Aquafina for more information.
I know we had light coverage of the 2013 BET Awards weekend, so we’ll do our best to slowly make up for it by showcasing our favorites.
Jordin Sparks was definitely one of the TA-DAAAYUMEST ladies to hit last night’s red carpet, as well as BET-Chief Executive Officer Debra L. Lee’s 7th Annual VIP PRE-BET Awards Dinner held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Pictured: Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Hudgens, Haley Strode, Kat Graham, Erin Sanders, & Ariana Grande
A long list of up & comers were on hand at Variety’s 6th Annual Power of Youth Event held Paramount Studios in Hollywood yesterday afternoon. With the fall premiere season upon us & the 2012 Emmy Awards next week, look for countless more parties over the next couple weeks helping to create buzz & of course, raise money for charity! Designed to celebrate the joy of sharing their millions with the needy, the event gives young stars an opportunity to learn more about philanthropy, while also enjoying entertainment and activities.
Here’s more about this year’s event directly from Variety. We found the final statement somewhat perplexing for obvious reasons:
This year’s event will honor the Jonas brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham and Diego Boneta. They join previous honorees including Justin Bieber and Shailene Woodley.
The cast of Cartoon Network’s “Level Up” will host this year’s event, which will feature a musical perf by Graham.
Each honoree has chosen a philanthropic org to spotlight: Change for the Children Foundation (Jonas brothers); the George Lopez Foundation (Hyland); the Water Project (Graham); Make a Wish (Hudgens); Child Help (Sparks) and the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer & Hematology Clinic (Boneta).
Variety publisher Brian Gott says young stars are carefully vetted to make sure they genuinely embody a philanthropic spirit and serve as a role model for the fans that look up to them.
So, they actually vet each attendee to make sure they haven’t done anything in the past that would make them a negative role model for young fans?! Really, Variety?
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Pictured: Christian Serratos, Kelsey Chow, Ashley Rickards, Jordin Sparks, & Hannah Marks
At 22 (hitting 23 in December), Jordin Sparks was probably one of the older chicks at yesterday afternoon’s 6th Annual Power of Youth Event thrown by Variety magazine at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Unlike a lot of other attendees who glammed-up for the event, Jordin opted for the fresher look w/ a pair of really freaky & colorful kicks.
Anybody know the brand, by chance? Here’s a closer look:
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News; Excuse the delay on these, but singer Jordin Sparks performed at the US Open in Queens earlier this week (Monday). Specifically, she performed her song “Celebrate,” which was originally a duo w/ Whitney Houston, as well as the national anthem to help kick off the annual tennis tournament.
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Sparkle is the upcoming musical film remake of the 1976 film of the same name. Basically it’s about three teenage sister who form a singing group in the late 1950′s. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Tamela Mann, Omari Hardwick, and the late Whitney Houston. The film is dedicated in her memory. Look for it in theaters this weekend. For more info, visit the Sparkles official website.
Photo Credit: WENN
Pictured: Amy Paffrath, Chelsea Kane, Jordin Sparks, Jojo
Musical prodigy Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke), while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dolores (Tika Sumpter) strive to become a singing group during the Motown era. In the meantime, Sister begins an affair with abusive, treacherous drug lord, Satin (Mike Epps). [Wiki]
photo Credit: WENN
Pictured: Keke Palmer, Naturi Naughton, Maya Gilbert, Victoria Rowell
Photo Credit: WENN
Pictured: Carmen Ejogo, Elise Neal, Garcelle Beauvais, Vivica A. Fox
So we’re probably the last site to do coverage on the American Idol finale but how many of you actually watch that show? Well, in case you were wondering, Phillip Phillips was named the next American Idol beating out Jessica. However, don’t feel bad for Jessica, she’s still going to score a record deal with Tommy Mottola set to produce. As for Phillip winning, Jessica said all the right things to not make her come off as a sore loser:
“I really think that Phillip deserves to win and I’m so happy for him.”
“Phillip has everything about him. He has his funny side and his humble side and he’s just an amazing, original artist. I think we all are talented and I think we all are going to have really successful careers.”
“He has worked harder than all of us. We’ve all been working hard, but he’s been having to deal with his health issues, with his kidneys, and I think he’s been through a lot more than us mentally and physically.” [Source]