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Preity Uupala Travels to China for the FPA

Former investment banker turned international beauty queen Preity Uupala will be the Hollywood presence at a groundbreaking motion picture industry board meeting to be held for the very first time in Mainland China this August. Ms. Uupala will attend the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia Pacific board meeting to be conducted from 18 to 21 August 2015. The nearly 60-year-old FPA, which comprises film producers and film festival directors from the Asia Pacific region, has great historic significance. The August FPA meeting will be held for the purpose of strategizing how to raise global awareness of the Asian film industry. This will be the first time the Chinese and Taiwanese delegations work so closely together. Keeping in mind the political tensions between China and its territories such as Macau and … Read entire article »

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Sue Wong Opens LA Fashion Week 2015 with Mythos & Goddesses

Chinese-born designer SUE WONG opened LA Fashion Week along with Beso Moda, MNM Couture, and Zhang Jing Jing on the evening of Monday, March 9th at the annual Art Hearts Fashion Gala held at Taglyan Cultural Complex located at 1201 Vine Street. The 900-person capacity event was sold out by invitation only. VIPs seen on the red carpet prior to Sue Wong’s show included actors Richard Grieco, Sofia Milos, John Savage, and Billy Zane and musicians Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind, and Fire), Chris Pitman (Guns ‘N Roses), and Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue). Sue Wong’s splendid show kicked off a series of fashion events presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. See this year’s Art Hearts schedule at artheartsfashion.com. Wong herself held an epic after party at her Malibu mansion The Cedars, formerly … Read entire article »

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Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture Lights Up Oscar Night on Over 60 Wearers

Once again designer Shekhar Rahate of Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture made a huge splash at the Oscars, sending a total of 63 gowns to the 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony held on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at the landmark Dolby Theater located at Hollywood and Highland. “I am running out of small sizes!” Rahate wailed on his Facebook page prior to the show where “splash” was also found in the form of a February rainstorm. Braving the rain was actress Michelle Romano in a radiant red Shekhar Rahate dress that dissipated the gloom and combined with Romano’s vibrant energy to brighten the Hollywood scene all around her. As always Rahate himself was on hand to observe the Oscar crowd’s reactions to his elegant gowns that synthesize a variety of styles and … Read entire article »

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I WILL Grow Up: Kevin Costner and Others Recognized at the 14th Annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Gala

Legendary 60-year-old American actor Kevin Costner was honored with a Career Achievement Award at the 14th Annual American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) Movies for Grownups event taking place on the evening of Monday, February 2nd at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel located at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard near Neiman Marcus and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Costner is well known for backing and acting in big screen classics such as Bull Durham, Dances With Wolves, Field of Dreams, JFK, 13 Days, and The Untouchables dedicated to preserving the legacy of American history and culture. Costner remains one of the nation’s best known and loved screen idols after decades of productivity. He and second wife Christine fielded press questions on the pre-event red carpet along with numerous Hollywood personalities such as Dame … Read entire article »

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Shekhar Rahate Rocks the Red Carpet Once Again At the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards

The 2015 Hollywood awards season started off with a bang for designer Shekhar Rahate of Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture. Rahate sent more than 20 gowns to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 11th held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Actress Michelle Romano graced the Globes in a form-fitting aqua-colored sheath with strategic beading and netting on the bodice. Rahate himself presided in stylish black tie and was able to watch his masterful creations circulate amidst the all-star crowd. The Rahate Collection encompasses the beauty and elegance of high-fashion frocks by combining a variety of styles and fabrics from form-fitting to free-flowing to multi-patterned. Shekhar Rahate’s fashion goals are to accentuate a woman’s silhouette while allowing her to move with comfort and grace. The Rahate … Read entire article »

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Shekhar Rahate’s 50+ Gowns Saturate the 2014 Oscar Season

Indian-American design sensation Shekhar Rahate of Shekhar Rahate Haute Couture set records when he styled over 50 of his breathtaking creations for the Oscar Awards event on Sunday, March 2nd. Rahate’s one of a kind dresses were spotted not only on the Academy’s red carpet at the Dolby Theater where he reigned but also on several high profile occasions throughout Oscar season. These included red carpet events in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Hollywood at benefits for Children Uniting Nations, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Fame & Philanthropy; the French Tuesdays and Vanity Fair celebrations; and the Salute to the Stars and Night of 100 Stars galas. Rahate’s glorious gowns were worn to perfection by celebrities such as Michelle Romano, Cheryl Cosenza, Masha Ariel, Nicole Arnold, Jennifer Buonantony, Julie Darbouze, Ashley … Read entire article »

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Love Is My Intention: An Interview with Composer Denise Gentilini

Love Is My Intention: An Interview with Composer Denise Gentilini

We Are Voices-For A Future Without Genocide is a passionately creative response to the destructiveness of global genocide. Putting a modern twist on traditional gospel chorales, two time Emmy Award-winning composer Denise Gentilini showcases the solo talents of Beth Avedis, Hazel Miller, and Sheryl Renee against the backdrop of a six piece band and eleven voice choir.. Instrumental support is provided by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Vicki Burrichter. The We Are Voices concert … Read entire article »

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Miss Globe Ambassador Interview with Sara Cromwell

Miss Globe Ambassador Interview with Sara Cromwell

  2012 Miss Globe Ambassador Sara Cromwell may be the nicest girl ever to dress as a naughty Halloween nurse. From mile-long locks to mile-long legs, she is indeed one of the most dangerous women in Hollywood. The stiletto spikes at the end of her confident stride alone could kill. Soon those same tanned legs will straddle the earth as our stunning global ambassador tours India. We were lucky to catch Sara between photo ops for this … Read entire article »

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Shekhar Rahate’s Hollywood Haute Couture Creations To Hit the Heights in Washington, DC at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Shekhar Rahate’s Hollywood Haute Couture Creations To Hit the Heights in Washington, DC at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Shekhar Rahate’s Hollywood Haute Couture Creations To Hit the Heights in Washington, DC at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration By Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural Indian-American fashion design sensation Dr. Shekhar Rahate will make a bold cross-cultural move by sending some of his Hollywood haute couture dresses to Washington, DC in connection with President Obama’s 2013 inauguration on January 21st. Rahate’s gowns will be worn by Ms. Maria Amor, Ms. Bambou Ada and Madame Chair M.C. Townsend, two truly … Read entire article »

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In the Swim with Karina Copado

In the Swim with Karina Copado

Tenten Wilshire plays perennial host to luxury swimwear designer Karina Copado’s high octane events. Karina’s tireless team kicked up the energy at 1010’s sixteenth floor penthouse on Saturday, July 28th with a 40 Doll Review featuring knockout suits from Copado’s Little Black Dress, White Diamonds, La Capitana, and Dollhouse Collections. Within just two years the classically elegant contrasts of Little Black Dress and White Diamonds have veered enthusiastically into the nautical and neon La Capitana and … Read entire article »

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World Class: Rosanne van Welzen and European Top Models

World Class:  Rosanne van Welzen and European Top Models

European Top Models operates in 19 countries with a luxury resort in Maldives  (aka  “Paradise on Earth.”)  MARIE CLAIRE has already discovered the destination’s wondrous tropical delights.  LauraWil Intercultural plans to position Maldives as Hollywood’s eco-friendly vacation getaway of choice.  ETM will thus be on the cutting edge of our increasingly cosmopolitan city. ETM has wisely awarded 18-year-old Dutch model Rosanne van Welzen for all her remarkable qualities.  When Rosanne was younger she loved making drawings … Read entire article »

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Sounds of Silence: Sand Man

Sounds of Silence: Sand Man

Sometimes beauty comes through the ear as well as the eye.  Consider the case of Shannon Robbins, a.k.a Sandman and Sandmeezy.  Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, 1987 Sandman grew up with a passion for music that led him to intern at the age of 16 with local radio station 104.9  “The Beat” through a work source program.  There he started learning the music game and meeting famous musicians. The musical Sandman’s two deaf cousins made … Read entire article »

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Russian Revolution: Yeva Bogoroditskaya

Russian Revolution: Yeva Bogoroditskaya

Project Ethos’ lavish arts, fashion, and music events magnetize exciting young talents from many ethnic backgrounds.  Project Ethos modeling sensation Yeva Bogoroditskaya (also known as Eva Skaya) was born in Yerevan, Armenia to an Armenian mother and Russian father in 1993 on the Fourth of July. At the age of 15 Eva emigrated to the USA.  She graduated with honors from Ulysses S. Grant High School in 2011 and currently attends Los Angeles Valley College. Now blonde … Read entire article »

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Mrs. World at the Ends of the Earth

Mrs. World at the Ends of the Earth

Triumphs are so often built on tragedies.  One of the most visible public figures I know has a visual impairment.  Said to be the world’s loveliest married woman, she spends most of her time working for those blind to all but her inner beauty. Honduras native April Lufriu of Tampa entered the Mrs. Florida, Mrs. America, and Mrs. World pageants when she and her two children were diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa  (RP).  After winning all three … Read entire article »

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Outside the Box of Beauty

“If I was made for art, from childhood given A prey for burning beauty to devour, I blame the mistress I was born to serve.” -BEAUTY AND THE ARTIST–Michelangelo Buonarroti Maria Amor’s writing contest has moved me to think about the many winners my company has picked in the fields of beauty, fashion, and entertainment over the past few years. Though seemingly very different, these associates actually have many similarities that take them outside the box of beauty. Their beautiful faces and voices are only the beginning. Their beautiful minds and hearts have taken them everywhere in search of enlightenment and empowerment. These experiences have formed the basis of lifelong learning. Beauty contestants, models, and performers have learned how to make lasting impressions and meet expectations, skills that will serve them well in any career. Financial … Read entire article »

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Addams Family Values for The New Age

Addams Family Values for The New Age

Hello out there!!! The other Dr. Laura who lives in the heart of West Hollywood is truly honored to be writing for a cutting edge international publication like COLD HEAT NEWS. The very title appeals to my existentialist bent, conjuring up the opposites that attract and contradictions that compel in our globalizing world. These paradoxes are explored very humorously in The Addams Family Musical now playing on Hollywood Boulevard at the celebrated Pantages Theater. The American-Russian … Read entire article »

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