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In honor of Rei Kawakobo/Commes des Garcons

Monday night’s annual celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Met Gala 2017 marked one of the highlights of New York City’s spring time festivities.

Often marked by some of the most daring and albeit stunning gowns and silhouettes; everyone remembers Rihanna at the 2015 Gala, Beyonce’s latex gown at last year’s red carpet and who could forget Kim K at 2013’s event; the annual Gala serves as one of the museum’s biggest fundraising events and is typically the grand opening of the annual design exhibit.

Billboard Awards 2016

Last night musicians and celebrities alike gathered the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual Billboard Music Awards ceremony. The evening hosted by rapper Ludacris and Singer Ciara was a momentous occasion for many with rapper, The Week’nd earning the most nominations with twenty nods and pop superstar Britney Spears receiving the Billboard Millennium Award.

Academy Awards 2016

Last night, the 88th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicked off at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The ceremony hosted by actor/comedian Chris Rock honored the best films of 2015.giphy (10)

Much like the ceremony last year, this year’s show has been plagued with complaints about the Academy’s lack of diversity in it’s panel of judges and nominees, prompting many actors to opt out of the evening’s festivities, including one of the night’s honorees, screenwriter, director/producer Spike Lee.

NEw Ye@r Craziness

And just like that the first month of the year is already over! OMG can you even believe it? I’m still over here signing 2015 and it’s already been a MONTH! yeep!

So as we rolling into the shortest month of the year – rejoice, it’s a leap year guys – let’s take a look back at some of the crazy awesomeness that was January 2016.

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I haven’t really been very active on here lately. But here’s a quick round up of some of the things I thought were worth sharing.

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At the start of this year I promised to work on growing my blog. So in an effort to do so, I took the time to share more of the things I was truly passionate about by creating better content and even made time to celebrate a few milestones with you guys, including a an updated facade and all new features.15ca42cbd18011fc6a16c2b79f9e7f54.jpg

This month marked 1 year since I started blogging and to mark the occasion I created an extra special #FunFactFriday.

Also added to the line up were new features, #WorkItWednesday, Go.See.Do., and Ready.Set.Record.

Some of the Months top posts: A run down of some of the top shows this awards season, 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards, 2016 Golden Globe Awards, 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Martin Luther King Jr. tribute.

These are just some of the exciting things coming with the new year. Stay posted for more exciting features and content.

Happenings Around Town

Winter Storm Jonas swept through New York City and shut things down last weekend and for some, this was the perfect excuse for a mini winter staycation. Most parks and streets became winter playgrounds for kids and adults alike.

Broadway Week is still underway this week with 2-for-1 tickets to some of Broadways biggest hits until February 5th, get your tickets, here.

Also worth the buzz is the return of the bi-annual New York City Restaurant Week which also still running until February 5th, so if you’ve wanted to do a fancy, romantic dinner now would be the chance to do it. Check out the full list, here.

TV

It has been a big year in television with attention focusing on On Demand services like Amazon Tv, Netflix and Hulu, whose Original pieces have dominated the ratings and awards alike. I think Cable companies should be getting worried – maybe even thinking about following in the footsteps of HBO, because the competition is real!

Also all new shows and seasons premiered over the winter break:

Zoe Ever After (Season 1- BET), Angel From Hell (Season 1), Lucifer (Season 1 – FX), Agent Carter (season 2 – ABC), Hit the Floor (Season 3 – VH1), Younger (Season 2 – TvLand), X-Files (Season 10), Shameless (Season 6)

and Mid-season returns of Code Black, Chicago Med, Fire & PD, Super Girl, Scorpion, Law & Order SVU, and Suits.

Music

New releases from Macklemore, Kanye West, Sia and Rihanna.

Also Lady Gaga confirms that her new album is in the works and should be released this year.

Festival Season is fast approaching and in anticipation the line-ups for Coachella and Governor’s Ball have already been released.

Media

  • In tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Black Hollywood teamed up with civil rights groups to host a day of rememberance and celebration with performance pieces of some of the works of the greats.
  • In juxtaposition, the Oscar Nominations were announced and in another unsurprising turn there we no Black actors/actresses nominated, ironically Black films were nominated however it was their non-Black writers, producers. etc. who were the nominees, resulting in a call for boycotts by several Black Hollywood names including this year’s honoree, director Spike Lee.
  • In contrast Black Films had a major field day at the Sundance Film festival. Nate Parker in particular won big for his project, with sale of “Birth of A Nation” to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million.
  • Women had a wonderful year in print as well as exampled by Elle‘s Women in Television February Covers, Essence Magazine #BlackGirlMagic Triple threat covers.snapshot-harry-belafonte-zendaya-jesse-williams-ebony-magazine-fbd1-900x1200.jpg
  • Ebony Magazine also marked the start of the year with a pivotal December/January cover featuring some of the prominent voices in today’s civil rights and social justice movement.

Health

The month of January features some extremely important health initiatives, most of which I covered in some capacity on the blog.

  • Blood Donation Month was featured in one of the month’s #FunFactFridays
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month and Glaucoma Awareness Month were both featured in the Health Section of this month’s Weekly Rewinds.
  • January is also Birth Defect Prevention Month, which raises awareness about the importance of prenatal care in order to ensure happy, healthy babies.

Tech

  • Twitter users can now view Periscope without ever leaving the app, and Twitter stocks spike with rumors of News Corp – yes that one- interest in acquisition;
  • Travel to Iceland and Europe just got better with WOW international’s flights for under $200, founded by a former Silicon Valley exec. GTY_twitter_kab_141119_16x9_992
  • You can now learn how to code on your smart phone. Forbes has recently released an exclusive list of 15 useful apps to help you learn design and coding on your smartphone.

Fashion

  • Grace Coddington will step into a new role at American Vogue which allow the fashion maven more freedom.
  • America Apparel is finally moving forward after wrapping up their court case with their former CEO last week.
  • Maureen Chiquet, one of the very few female CEOs of a fashion house has left Chanel;
  • Barbie gets a makeover that has been long over due. Young girls can now have the Barbie of their choice that looks like them in every way they choose! Great job Mattel!
  • Better get to saving those loose pennies because Birkins and other luxury leather bags are now worth more than their weight in gold. Literally.

News

  • There seems to be a major crisis in some of the country’s states. In a 1st world country, there are citizens who have become sick from the water coming from their taps and while many know of the Flint, Michigan, situation it is also being reported that the same issue is being faced by citizens in St. Joseph, Louisiana! This really makes you wonder what’s really going on in these states. Hmmm?? *serious side eye.*
  • Germany’s Angela Merkel has mad it clear, Syrian refugees are to return home once the war is over.BITACORA-ZIKA-2
  • The mosquito borne virus, Zika, which has afflicted South American countries like Brazil, where the virus has been linked to increased cases of microcephaly in new borns, has been popping in cities here state side, with an increasing number of cases being diagnosed every week. The virus has the potential to cause a pandemic as scientists warn that it is likely to afflict countries with the Aedes mosquito population, including the Caribbean.

Shopping

Banana Republic – Take an extra 50% off sale, *exclusively online.

J.Crew – Take an extra 40 – 60% off Sale. code: SHOPNOW

Nasty Gal – Take an additional 30% off Sale. *No code needed

New York & Company – 40% off everything

Express – 50% off clearance

Around the Web

  • The Smithsonian’s Black History Museum is set to receive a $10 million gift from philanthropist David Rubenstein, who will also be loaning the museum, which i set to open this September, two documents signed by President Abraham Lincoln: the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day was this past January 11th and underscored some of the scary and mind-boggling facts about one of the world’s largest illegal trades.
  • FLOTUS Michelle Obama celebrated her 52nd birthday this month;
  • Some of the world’s oldest fossils were found in Kenya, read more about it last week’s Weekly Rewind.
  • North Korea has manufactured alcohol that will leave you without a raging headache no matter how much you drink, this is according to reports from the state’s newspaper, The Pyongyang Times.

A Look Ahead

  • The countdown is on for the Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week, which begins on February 11th – 18th.
  • February 2nd is Ground Hog day! Here’s to hoping Spring is on it’s way – if this week’s weather is any sign, things are looking great.
  • February is National Black History Month and I am beyond excited!
  • The Target x Who What Wear collections finally in stores this February!
  • The mid-season return of the TGIT line-up – bring on Viola, Kerry and Ellen! Woo!

Hope you all have an amazing month. Stay warm.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

2016 SAG Awards

Last night the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists honored the last year’s most outstanding performances in film and prime time television at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Unlike the Academy Awards, the SAG Awards was an all-inclusive affair leaving no one out.

A bit of a quick history lesson, the SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. And as one of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers – with two nominating panels — one for television and one for film — each composed of 2,200 randomly selected union members from across the United States – in SAG-AFTRA. Hence there were no *cough*cough* (diversity issues).LOL.

 But before we get into all the highlights from last night’s festivities, here are some of the hottest looks from the red carpet.

Classic Redsanna-farris-naeem-khan-katie-lowes-tina-fey-prabal-gurung-melissa-rauch-romona-keveza-stephanie-drake

Ladies like Anna Faris in Naeem Khan, Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung, Melissa Rauch in Romona Keveza, Katie Lowes and Stephanie Drake brightened the evening with stunning shades of red. No blending in either with fabrication and cut-outs to up the wow factor on these gorgeous stunners.

Rich Plums

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Orange is the New Black‘s (Netflix) Laverne Cox served nothing but glamour in a Prabal Gurung cutout gown and the elegance of the rich wine tones were echoed by fellow ladies of the evening, Neha Kapur, wife of The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar; and Joanne Froggart.

Metallic Touches

Stunning gowns in every shade and fabric added much needed character to the typical LBDs and washes of white. Lady of the night Viola David wowed in Zac Posen, actress Tracey Lysette followed suit with a long-sleeved gown with a killer split. Also gracing the red carpet were sisters Kate and Rooney Mara, both in Valentino, Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham seen here with Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman in a shimmering silver Vivienne Westwood fishtail gown and Carrie Brownstein of Transparent (Netflix) in Akris.

 

Pops of Magenta

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Added personality to the evening as seen on Diane Guerrero, Sofia Vergara in VeraWang with hubby Joe Manganiello, and Game of Thrones’ (HBO), Emilia Clark in Dior Haute Couture.

Marigold Abound

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Brought the sunshine and and early spring fever with amazing pieces like the Lela Rose gown worn by Lily Rabe. I could not keep my eyes of Hannah Murray and Sola Bamis either.

Shades of Blue

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From Brie Larson’s unique masterpiece from Atelier Versace, and Briane of Gwendoline Christie’s powder blue to Maisie Williams Cobalt gown, Naomi Watts’ Burberry lace sheet and Sarah Hyland’s J. Mendel piece I could not help but be spell bound by the many shades of blue – leaving me anything but.

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And for what was lacking in some regard for those who unfortunately made some of the fashion blogosphere’s worst dressed lists – there were these pieces that left nothing lacking – well maybe- Nicole Kidman’s Gucci gown which left me a bit underwhelmed. However, Alicia Vikander looked amazing in her sequined Louis Vuitton, Eva Longoria left little to the imagination in Julien MacDonald, glowing mommy to be Hannah Bagshawe styled her growing bump flawlessly while joining hubby Eddie Redmayne in Dior Homme and Julianne Moore was regal in Givenchy Couture.

Touches of Pastel

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Girly pastels in a simple, delicate cuts and fabrics were amazing, from Soairse Ronan’s Michael Kors sheath, seen alongside Jon Hamm, Christina Ricci’s Christopher Kane pleated lace and chiffon masterpiece to Sophia McShera’s simple caped gown. Priyanka Chopra normally does not disappoint however this gown did nothing to compliment her gorgeous complexion.

 

Splashes of Whiteamanda-peet-narciso-rodriguez-amy-landecker-SAFiYAA-bradley-whittford-carice-von-houton-dascha-polanco-laura=preporn-carmen-marc-valco-julianna-margiullies-berardi

Mixing up the usual sea of colors and traditional reds and black were a few beauties in masterfully crafted ivory and white gowns. Take Amanda Peet in Narciso Rodriguez or Amy Landecker in SAFiYAA, seen here with Bradley Whitford, Laura Preporn in Carmen Marc Valcvo, alongside Dascha Polanco or Julianna Margiullies in Berardi – just stunning. I wish I knew the designer of Extra‘s Charissa Thompson’s gown because it.is. SPECTACULAR!

Attention to Details

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Kiernan Shipka in Erdem

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Kristen Wiig broke the mold of typical gowns by opting for an amazing Roland Mouret jumpsuit that left me speechless. Paired with the simple accessories and makeup, I was taken by the entire look. Rachel McAdams in black lace Elie Saab was everything, and Ellie Kemper in Peter Pilotto was truly refreshing.

Jewel Tones

Uzo Aduba dazzled in sequined emerald Zac Posen, while Kate Winslet in Giorgio Armani, Carol Burnett in Bob Mackie and Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad Couture were breath taking.

Black & White

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Samira Wiley, Lauren Morelli, Eric white and Patricia Arquette and Nancy and Steve Corell.

Nothing beats a mix of the classics like they did it.

Classic Black

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Anna Chlumsky in Christian Siriano, Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney, Ariel Winters in Romona Keveza, Guilliana Rancic in Guari and Nainiki, Jessica Pare, Kathryn /hahn in Girogio Armani, Kaley Cuoco – The Big Bang Theory (TBS) in Romona Keveza, Mayim Balek – The Big Bang Theory (TBS), Queen Latifah in Michael Costello, Sophie Turner – Game of Thrones (HBO) inCarolina Herrera.

The gents

Ever dapper, and oh so amazingly talented how could we not take a gander at some of the handsome faces gracing the red carpet.

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Kit Harrington of Game of Thones (HBO), Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory (TBS), Jay Duplass and stylist Brad Goreski
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Funny man Tony Hale, Rene Ifrah, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones (HBO) and Michiel Huisman
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Cast of Straight Outta Compton (from left to right) Corey Hawkins, Neil Brown Jr.,Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aldis Hodge

The evening was a star studded affair with a line-up of presenters including Idris Elba, Anna Faris, Corey Hawkins, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Priyanka Chopra, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay.

And here are the nominees and the nights big winners.

22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

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Leonardo DiCaprio took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “The Revenant”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

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Another one of the night’s big winners, Idris Elba took home two Awards, first the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – “Beasts of No Nation”, and Outstading Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – “Luther”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)

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Queen Latifah with her SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Bessie” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime)
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC)
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)

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“Transparent” Star Jefferey Tambor with his award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)

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One of the night’s big winners, Uzo Aduba with her awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for performances in “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)

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The cast of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” receiving the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
TRANSPARENT (Amazon)
VEEP (HBO)

SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
“FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
“JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures)
“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC)
“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“HOMELAND” (Showtime)
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)

Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will bestowed the night’s highest honor of the SAG’s Life Achievement Award to fellow comedian Carol Burnett. Former recipients include Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury and Robert Redford.image (7)

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient
CAROL BURNETT

I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the 2016 SAG Awards. Have a great day.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

Weekly Rewind

Hey again guys,

Can you believe we’re already half-way through the first month of 2016!? Geesh where does the time go.

So getting back to one of my original features of the blog, I thought it would be a good time for a Weekly Rewind to catch up on all the happenings of the past week and some.

So, here we go.

Instagram

I haven’t been to busy on the ‘gram lately as my life has not been all that crazy with my least favorite season in full swing.

The Blog

As promised I have made a conscious effort to be more active on the blog and to work on building this experience into one worthwhile.

il_340x270.896902427_gk3pCan you believe it has been one year since I decided to take the plunge and begin this blog!?! I celebrated this milestone with an extra special #FunFactFriday by sharing a few personal fun facts.

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  • An important #FunFactFriday about the importance of Blood Donation in honor of Blood Donation Awareness Month and sharing a few interesting facts for any of you who would be interested in getting involved.

TV

  • On Demand Tv is In – with streaming services killing the nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Ratings numbers are through the roof and Netflix, with a line-up of more than 20+ original shows due out this year alone, and let’s not forget Hulu and Amazon Tv doing their thing, cable may soon be obsolete. Hint, HBO has already gotten onboard with the idea of being a solely streaming service.504412260-actress-taraji-p-henson-poses-with-the-award-for-best.jpg.CROP.rtstoryvar-medium
  • Taraji P. Henson’s won big at the Golden Globes becoming the third African American Woman to win the Award for BEst Actress in a TV Drama;
  • Shameless is back and well – more shameless than ever with more crazy off the wall antics and plot lines than one can even begin to imagine!
  • Elle‘s Women in Television honors some of the hottest names on the small screen right now, Taraji, Viola, Priyanka, Olivia (Wilde), Julia.

Music

  • Sam Smith won the Golden Globe award for Best at the 73rd Annual award show celebration.coa16_thumb.jpg
  • For all you Music Festival fans the official Coachella Artist List is out and tickets are already on sale!govball2016_content-block.jpg
  • Festival junkies rejoice as the 2016 Governor’s Ball artist list is out!
  • Music Superstar David Bowie passed away this week at the age of 69 after a battle with liver cancer. May his talents and music will always live on. bowie_aladin_sane_1000px

Media

  • The Revenant finally took up speed at the top of the box office list last weekend beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had sat at the top since it’s December 18th release. This momentum could only see improvements after Leonardo Di Caprio’s win at the Golden Globes – and now 12 Oscar nods, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), but this is an exceptional hold.2015-12-16-1450300622-8118374-Star_Wars.png
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens has fallen to the third place in this weekends box office listing but this comes after 5 weeks running strong and in the wake of The Revenant‘s big wins and nods. That however has no effect on it’s earnings though as the film has hit $1 billion overseas and is aimed at grossing ~ $2 billion worldwide, so no worries!Jennifer-Lopez---InStyle-Cover-2016--01-662x903.jpg
  • JLo keeps it young and fresh on the February cover of Instyle magazine and tells of some of her secrets to her continued youth, happiness and success.
  • With all the controversy and debate around #BlackGirlMagic – from Elle‘s (maybe ill-advised feauture article “Here’s My Problem with #BlackGirlMagic” by Dr. Linda Chavers and Ashley Ford’s rebuttal “There is Nothing Wrong with Black Girl Magic” for the same publication), to the twitter comments and “conversations”, Essence magazine chose to emphasize the hashtag’s significance to Black culture by highlighting some of the awesome black girls who are currently being great!

p.s. don’t miss Amandla Stenberg with her #BlackGirlMagic on the cover of Teen Vogue.

Health

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get Educated. Get checked. Know your family history. Protect your eyes.

Tech

  • Twitter users now able to view periscope videos without leaving app. So yea for catching up on all the cute videos in the world you love to see.

Fashion

  • So finally those Hedi Slimane rumors can be put to rest – earlier this year the rumor mill was abuzz with news that Creative Director for the Fashion Houe, Saint laurent was leaving the company – however that has since been debunked.
  • Stella Mcartney celebrated with her Pre-Fall 2016 bash where celebrities were out in their numbers, and featured live performances by Pink and even Johnny Depp, showing off his musical chops;

News

  •  There was a new twitter movement trying to convince all French individuals to wear yamakas in a show of solidarity against anti-semitism. _87717939_rabbibel
  • Jason-3, a U.S. – European Satellite has launched from California and will measure the shape of the global sea surface to an accuracy of better than 4cm. It will also track currents, tides, winds, wave heights, and will help forecast the intensity of storms. But with a new mission of also maintaining the reference data-set on sea-level rise as a response to continued Global warming. Thus far it shows the world’s oceans to be rising at more than 3mm per year!

Around the Web

  • This week, January 11th marked the recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This day served as a reminder to the world about the statistics surrounding one of the most notorious illegal trades. 12400921_1028972977124708_2089694580176667454_n
  • You can now fly to Europe for less than $200 using Icelandic airliner Wow Air. Created by a former Silicon Valley techie all flights connecting to several major European cities go through Iceland. You can now take that Euro trip without breaking the bank. Your options for flying out of the U.S. and Canada are still pretty limited as flights only leave from Boston, Washington, Toronto and Montreal, and now Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • Happy 52nd to First Lady Michelle Obama!michelle-collage

Shopping/Sales

Neiman Marcus Last Call – ectra 20% off all sale prices

Express – $20 off every $80 you spend, with code :1030

Forever21 – Extra 30% off sale with code: EXTRA30

Gap – 40% off your entire purchase with code: LNGWKND

The Limited – 40% off full price items and extra 60-70% off sale

J. Crew Factory – extra 50% off clearance with code: EXTRA50

A Look Ahead

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Tomorrow, January 18th marks the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday. The federal holiday is marked as a day of remembrance of the late religious and civil rights leader’s legacy and contributions to American History.

Hope you guys are enjoying the long weekend, and hope you have a fulfilling and productive week.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

People’s Choice Awards 2016

Last night the marked the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards, hosted by comedian Jane Lynch, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Dubbed an award show for the people…of the industry, by the people – us, the fans, it was of course a night marked with several entertaining moments. As always everyone also enjoyed seeing the gorgeous looks of some of their celeb favorites as they made their arrivals on the red carpet.

Today’s post recaps some of those as well as the night’s most memorable happenings.

First, The night’s red carpet arrivals:

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Sleeping with Other People’s Alison Brie, Blood & Oil’s Amber Valletta, Grey’s Anatomy’s Camilla Luddington, Homeland’s Claire Daines and Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo were snapped looking fab (from left to right);

 

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The ladies of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars shared a laugh, (from left to right) Ashley Benson, Trojan Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale ;
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The cast of Fox’s Grease Live (from left to right) Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kether Donohue were accounted for
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The ladies of The Talk (from left to right) Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen also made an appearance;
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(from left to right) The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham, Maddie Zieggler and Scream Queens’ Keke Palmer were also spotted;
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And let’s not forget the gents; (from left to right) Lady’s Gaga’s Beau and Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, Wicked City‘s Ed Westwick, fnny mand and actor Jack Black, Colony’s Josh Holloway and Life in Pieces star Colin Hanks all grace the red carpet looking mighty dapper.
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(from left to right) Quantico’s breakout star Priyanka Chopra, Grandfathered and Fuller house star John Stamos, actress Kate Hudson, Grease Live star Carly Rae Jepsen, Grandfathered and reality show star Christina Milian were also in attendance.
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(from left to right) Musician Meghan Trainor, Grease Live Star Vanessa Hudgens, True Detective’s Abigail Spencer,Glee’s Lea Michelle were also present.

 

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(from left to right) The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Rizzoli and Isles’ and Shameless’ Sasha Alexander, Scandal’s Portia De Rossi, Game of Throne’s Nathalie Emmanuel and Hunger Games’ Natalie Dormer also graced the show’s red carpet.
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(from left to right) Code Black’s Marcia Gay Harden, the event’s host and Glee’s Jane Lynch, Life in Pieces’ Betsy Brandt, Mike and Molly’s Melissa McCarthy and Grey’s Anatomy’s Jerrika Hinton were also spotted on the red carpet.

Then, some of the night’s highlights:

Host and Funny gal Jane Lynch showed off her skills from her former show Glee while joking that she was the multitalented Neil Patrick Harris, only "more masculine." She kept the punchline rolling with her presentation of the "new" Most Deserving of People's Choice Award to Thomas Lennon, before realizing that, wait, he was the first runner-up. The winner was ... Miss Colombia played by Ariadna Gutiérrez's lookalike (model Tika Camaj) poking fun at fellow comedian Steve Harvey's Miss Universe flub.
Host and Funny gal Jane Lynch showed off her skills from her former show Glee while joking that she was the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, only “more masculine.” She kept the punchline rolling with her presentation of the “new” Most Deserving of People’s Choice Award to Thomas Lennon, before realizing that, wait, he was the first runner-up. The winner was … Miss Colombia played by Ariadna Gutiérrez’s lookalike (model Tika Camaj) poking fun at fellow comedian Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe flub.
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Although he was nowhere to be found in the audience at the awards, the actor showed up when his name was called as the winner for Favorite Movie Actor. It turns out the Black Mass star was hiding backstage. He accepted the trophy with a speech littered with jokes about the movie.
Sandra Bullock accepted her award for Favorite Movie Actress with an emotional speech where she took the time out to talk about her son, and the reason why she loves what she does. She also took the time out to recognize her fellow nominees. Such a class act.
Dakota Johnson managed a wardrobe malfunction on her way to accept the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Award, and managed to laugh at the situation while thanking her fans.
Dakota Johnson managed a wardrobe malfunction on her way to accept the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Award, and managed to laugh at the situation while thanking her fans.
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Like Sandra Bullock, Vin Diesel, who collected two awards last night, also had a few teary-eyed, emotional statements to make while talking about his former co-star Paul Walker.
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Ellen Degeneres accepted both the Favorite Daytime TV Host and Humanitarian Award, while cracking jokes about her Humanitarianism and showing a shirtless picture of fellow People’s Choice winner Chris Hemsworth to make the audience happy.

 

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The whole gang from the hit network comedy, The Big Bang Theory was on-hand to celebrate their win for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Network Comedy.
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The Grey’s Anatomy Gang snuck in a selfie while onstage receiving the award for Favorite Network TV Drama
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Chris Hemsworth was also present to receive his award for Favorite Action Movie Actor
And lastly and probably the craziest moment of all, TV personalities Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood are interrupted by an unnamed stage crasher as they accept Favorite Daytime Talk Show Hosting Team for 'The Talk'.
And lastly – and probably the craziest moment of all, TV personalities Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood are interrupted by an unnamed stage crasher as they accept Favorite Daytime Talk Show Hosting Team for ‘The Talk’.

And let’s not forget the most important part—the complete winners list:

Favorite Movie: Furious 7
Favorite Movie Actor: Channing Tatum
Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite Action Movie: Furious 7
Favorite Action Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Action Movie Actress: Shailene Woodley
Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania
Favorite Comedic Movie: Pitch Perfect 2
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Dramatic Movie: The Martian
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Dakota Johnson
Favorite Family Movie: Minions
Favorite Thriller movie: Taken 3
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons
Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Taylor Kinney
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Ellen Pompeo
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Cable TV Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Cable TV Actress: Sasha Alexander
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show: Homeland
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor: Dwayne Johnson
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress: Kristen Bell
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Person of Interest
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Stana Katic
Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Outlander
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: Jensen Ackles
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Caitriona Balfe
Favorite Competition TV Show: The Voice
Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team: The Talk
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon
Favorite Streaming Series: Orange is the New Black
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: John Stamos
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Priyanka Chopra
Favorite Animated TV Show: The Simpsons
Favorite New TV Comedy: Scream Queens
Favorite New TV Drama: Supergirl
Favorite Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony
Favorite Breakout Artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Album: Meghan Trainor
Favorite Song: “What Do You Mean?,” Justin Bieber
Favorite Music Icon: Madonna
Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears
Favorite Social Media Star: Matt Bellassai
Favorite Mobile Game: Candy Crush Saga
Favorite Video Game: Super Smash Bros.
Favorite YouTube Star: Connor Franta
Seriously Popular Award: Maddie Ziegler
Favorite Humanitarian: Ellen DeGeneres

Did any if your favorites win? Hope you guys enjoyed this fun recap.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.