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In recent weeks in Los Angeles, there have been red carpet events, and movies, but no events have captivated me as thoroughly as Maria Amor, founder of the non-profit organization Exotofit for Humanity’s red carpet Halloween beauty- talent pageant——-“Dare to Bare”. Amor’s organization helps women, children, and the disadvantaged through entertainment events such as this one.In addition,  the founder of the Cinema City International Film Festival   and award winning producer and actress, Suzanne DeLaurentiis’s deliciously horrific new movie Tape 407,  and Brandy Sanders,  Founder & Executive Director of The Kierrah Foundation‘s charity event, entitled, “Old School Lives One Nation Under a Cause 70’s & 80’s Ball“-featuring chart topperEvelyn Champagn King. and other great musicians from back in the day, were tantalizingly enjoyable also. Sander’s foundation helps past and present  foster girls and their children.

Maria Amor, humanitarian and a former  Ms.Asia, brought her arsenal of actors, models, singers, dancers, and media, and unleashed a blitzcraig of talented artists, and models that danced, and sung thier way into the hearts and minds’ of a large crowd in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday October 28, 2011, as her project “The Search for the Perfect Creature” materialized into yet another smashing sucessful  beauty pageant. Her pageant feautured such sizzlingly talented  singers as award winning internationally acclaimed actress and model, Bai Ling, Michelle Andria, Jade Rawlins, and Raheed”the supermodel”Rashad Smith. Raheed, Rawlins, Saffron Rayn and Angel Elle-Model, spearheaded a host of delightful, and beautiful models , that walked the runway, and danced marvelosly, thrilling the crowd and an esteemed cast of judges. Amor’s concept of beauty is “radical” by today’s standard. She conceptionalizes  that one is deemed as beautiful and perfect  by the measure of your virtue and physical beauty. That is the requisite for being eventually  crowned as a perfect creaure. This event brngs her closer to the realization of that search. In the midst of this entertainment extravaganza was a red carpet event. The red carpet cast featured artists, and models, but as Ms. Amor’s Exotofit  for Humanity is a humanitarian organization, a few of the audience members were of similare ilk. One such beautiful individual was Ginger Michelle who is a part of Finding Freedom International——–a non-profit whose mision is to save  and resue children from being sexually trafficked into sexual slaveery. Ginger said that  child sexual trafficking is more prolific than the  global sale of drugs.Other guests on the red carpet were famous fashion and looks designer, Marina Berberyan.Sabrina A. Parisi, internationally acclaimed model, author, actress, and media mogul Jeffrey Henderson and singer Bai Ling also appeared on the red carpet as well. Other participants were Amor’s perfect creature members, which included Rawlins, Rasheed, Amor herelf, and Angel-Elle-Model. In adition, esteemed entertainment mogul and creator of, Jeffrey Gund was a participant as well. All of the participants were interviewed by me.Drinks and delicious food were available if one chose to indulge. It was a splendid ocasion. It was hosted by Sabrina A. Parisi, and Jesse Jam Miranda, of Jammin Productions. Most of the filming was taken by Ron De Leon.


Suzanne Delaurentiis, producer of such films as Rocky 5, Shut Up and Kiss Me, and the founder of the Cinema City Internatioal Film festival, working in conjuntion with Buddy Sampson, editor and chief of, presented a screening at Universal Studo’s CityWalk, last week where the horrifying thriller Tape 7 was unvieled. It is, in my opinion a combination of WitchBlair  and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Without giving up too much info and spoilng it for you, I am reporting that a cast of individuals on board an airplane survived a plane crash only and slowly realize that finding food or peacefully co-existing, while waiting for help, are the least of thier concerns. They soon discover that a malevolent force is inside the plane and then it begin to stalk them. They areforce  to flee the plane, andthey find an abonded car, which at the time seems to have be a godsend. Not so at all.  The ending has a bit of a poetic justice-like tip to it. Go and enjoy it. I feel that one of the most intriguing cast is a plump, rather annoying bald-headed fellow. Oh well, it is Halloween. I suggest that you go see it if you have the means. As Ferris Buellar, would say, ‘It is so choice’.


My final offering today comprises a gem of a charity event put on by Brandy Sanders, founder of the charitable foundation, The Kierah foundation, last week at The El Rey Club. Old School Lives One Nation Under a Cause 70’s & 80’s Ball, was presented by Sanders, as her life’s misson is to help women and girls—–former foster children— and thier children. Her event contained some very special “old school” greats ,  and very young entertainers of today. I was totally enthralled by the peformance of chart topper, and grammy award winner, Evelyn Champagne King. I was fortunae enough to get not only a hug and a kiss ,but I also was able to speak to her . I told her that she was ‘rediculous years ago’—meaning very good to those unfamiliar with that jargon—–‘I am still rediculous’, exclaimed King. She was so nice to talk to and her performance of the monster 70’s smash hit, It’s a Shame, almost made me scream! ‘I  am working on an album called “Open Book” ‘, explained King, as I asked her if she had any projects coming up. I did not stay for the entire event, but it was a smashing sucess, as yong and older guests shook booties and patted thier feets to other singers. I am sure that I heard Smoky Robison’s ex-wife singig as well. Meanwhile the main reason for the event was to raise money. It appeard to me that Sanders had a magic combination of well wishers and entertainers that were helping her accomplish her goal—to raise funds to help former foster children and thier kids. I also spoke to actress Tiffany  Pollard, of “I Love New York” and “Flavor of Love” fame. She too was down to earth and she is very much in the hunt of the entertainment game. I am seeking her patronage or synergy for an upcomng project.


In conclusion, all three of these events were a knockout. These powerful women are not only forces to be reckoned with, but they have a heart of gold and a mindset of getting thier goals accomplished. Follow them on facebook and get yourselves to thier events. You won’t be sorry.


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I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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