Articles By spotlightdiva

About spotlightdiva

I love to Spotlight wonderful things.

Fancy Swimwear Charity Fashion Show (15 Shades of Pink)

I had the great pleasure of attending the “Fancy For Life -15 Shades of Pink Charity Fashion Show at Fuego Lounge in Downtown,L.A.

  FullSizeRender_1

  Swimwear Designer Liz Luque never cease to amaze me, with her fly swimsuit collection to the production of her shows. Liz and her team always bring their A-Game.IMG_1566
FullSizeRender

FullSizeRender_2  FullSizeRender_1

FullSizeRender_4

Liz launched Fancy Caps for Cancer Patients campaign, the caps you see from the fashion show are designed for cancer patients.

 fancycapsforcancer

Please Donate your best to her go fund me campaign FancyCapsforCancerPatients

Each model at the show represented a survivor of cancer,  their story was shared by the host as they graced the runway.

We learned about 15 Survivors (Crystal Maria Munoz, Bianca Jasmine, Stephanie Seban, Diana Franklin, Ruby Smith, Ann Caruso, Vanessa Bell, Maria Watts, Susan Angrisano, Patricia Scales, and Daryn Rodriguez)

IMG_1434FullSizeRender (13) FullSizeRender (14)

 IMG_1535

 Did I mention that Liz herself is a two-time survivor! I am inspired and motivated by this young , talented, creative beauty,  I am extremely proud and happy for her success and journey.

During the show there was a “Hotline Bling” Dance Contest which naturally you guys know I killed it right?

Here is a clip of my crew and I, we should have won that contest  I demand a recount lol.  Alright everyone until the next event make sure you check out FancySwimwear

Follow Me on IG @spotlightdiva and twitter @1spotlightdiva for the latest and greatest! #spotlightdiva

Kelly Rowland and BET Networks are casting

Attention all talented female performers Kelly Rowland and Bet are looking for the next super star group! Please read below for the instructions on how to submit! Please follow the directions do not omit or do anything extra save that for the audition! You must be available to film in Los Angeles November 2015- March 2016! Good Luck ladies knock ’em dead!

Kelly Rowland and BET

*EVERYONE MUST SING
*DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE VIDEOS OF YOU SINGING NON-PRODUCED POP/R&B COVER SONGS.
*NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED- Upload your videos to youtube, mark unlisted and send us the link
 

 

Kelly Rowland and BET

67th Primetime Emmy Awards

 

Major Congratulations to these lovely beauties on their big win!!! Regina King, Uzo Aduba, Viola DavisIMG_1019

Viola Davis acceptance speech was every Woman of Color ammunition to continue to strive for greatness, support one another , and truly motivating!  Continue to strive in your own personal journey.

IMG_1022

All hail to the Queen “Bessie” won in the category for BEST TV Movie

IMG_1027 (1)

Danielle Brooks of Orange is the New Black was representing curves on the red carpet!

IMG_1028

Hollywood Royalty at its finest. Angela Bassett is just perfection!!!

IMG_1029

SELMA THE MOVIE

20141223-223720.jpg

SELMA MOVIE DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND.

20141223-220356.jpg

I had the esteem honor and pleasure to be invited to a screening of the movie Selma in Los Angeles, Ca and life hasn’t been the same since. Directed by Ava DuVernay and starting David Oyelowo.

20141223-223543.jpg

Selma was perfectly directed by Ava Duvernay and special kudos to the casting company they hit it on the nail with the cast of this film.
After the screening there was a Q&A

20141223-220252.jpg

The Q&A included the Director Ava DuVernay , Actor David Oyelowo , Producer Dede Gardner , and Producer Jeremy Kleiner

That night reassured me that when something is meant for you no one can take it away. Mr. Oyelowo has been studying researching and preparing himself to play Martin for over 10 years (can we say diligent ?) he knew he wanted to play Martin before Selma was written. With many changes in the project the universe brought the perfect director to bring this movie to life and the rest is just history!!!!

20141223-220304.jpg

I left the screening motivated, empowered , and encouraged! This movie is a must see Selma opens in NY , LA, DC, ATL on Christmas Day check below for ticket information
http://paramountshowtimes.com/us/selma/

Thank you Ava DuVernay for your incredible gift and sharing it with the world!

20141223-220719.jpg

Ava DuVernay & I
20141223-220315.jpg

David Oyelowo & I

DON’T FORGET Selma opens in NY , LA, DC, ATL on Christmas Day check below for ticket information
http://paramountshowtimes.com/us/selma/

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

20141205-111731.jpg

The first batch of nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday December 5, 2014 .
As you know Social Media has been blowing up with thoughts on certain categories not being aired to certain artists being nominated and many being overlooked. In all, there will be 83 categories. More Grammy nominations will be announced throughout the day via Twitter. It will culminate with the Album of the Year contenders revealed on A Very Grammy Christmas, airing on CBS Friday at 9 p.m. ET. I will save my personal commentary for later you can follow me on twitter @1spotlightdiva and IG @spotlightdiva
This is national TV.” The Grammys will be held on Feb. 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in L.A. and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Here is a list of the categories and nominees:

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, Girl

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea, “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
John Legend, “All of Me (Live Version)”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

BEST ROCK SONG
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Beck, Morning Phase
Black Keys, Turn Blue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
U2, Songs of Innocence

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

BEST REGGAE ALBUM
Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta
Lee Scratch Perry, Back On the Controls
Sean Paul, Full Frequency
Shaggy, Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power
Soja, Amid the Noise and the Haste

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barbra Streisand, Partners
Barry Manilow, Night Songs

TAMALA JONES SWIMWEAR COLLECTION

Actress Tamala Jones of ABC’s hit series “Castle” presented designer Liz Luque’s 2015 Fancy swimwear fashion show benefiting Cancer Awareness.
Tamala also announced her partnership with Fancy Swimwear to create celebrity swimwear brands.
20141025-194037.jpg

20141025-193958.jpg


Liz Luque (Fancy Swimwear)
& Tamala Jones
20141025-193920.jpg


Liz ,Tamala, & Models

20141025-194124.jpg

WATCH THE SWIM COLLECTION
IN ACTION

20141025-194203.jpg

Cyrene Tankard (“Thicker Than Water”)

20141025-200026.jpg

Spotlightdiva & Tamala Jones

20141025-194144.jpg

SpotlightDiva & Designer Liz Luque

FANTASIA DID WHAT?

20141020-072716.jpg

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino was inducted into 2014 NC Hall of Fame.

“Tonight Is My Night [rose emoji] Fantasia is Being Inducted into the Hall of Fame.. Thanking My Lord Jesus Christ, All my Rock Soul Supporters and those who have been thru the ups and downs the Good and the Bad the Happy and Lord Have Mercy the Sad… Thank God for it All Cause I’m Wiser, Stronger and Better then I’ve Ever Been Before.. Guess what Tho [smiley face emoji] We Just Getting Started… Rock Soul”

I’ve been of fan of Fantasia from day one. I am happy for all the success she’s receiving.

20141020-072738.jpg

That’s Just Raven!

20141006-110444.jpg

20141006-110518.jpg

At 28 years old, Actress Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, known simply as Raven-Symoné or Raven, has a strong sense of who she is and isn’t, she told Oprah Winfrey that she does not want to be labeled “gay” or “African-American.”

The 28-year-old Raven-Symoné, who is best known for her roles on NBC’s The Cosby Show and Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, made her comments during an appearance on cabler OWN’s Where Are They Now?

Winfrey asked Raven-Symoné about a tweet she sent last year cheering the start of gay marriage laws in Minnesota and Rhode Island.

“I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” she messaged.

“Was that your way of coming out, saying you’re gay?” Winfrey asked.
“That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country,” she answered. “But, I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.”
Raven-Symoné said she knew about her sexuality at 12: “I was looking at everything.”
“So you don’t want to be labeled gay?” Winfrey asked.
“I don’t want to be labeled gay. I want to be labeled a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American. I’m an American,” she added. I don’t know how far more roots go in Africa but I know they are in Louisiana and that makes me an American. I’m colorless.

20141006-110508.jpg