Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society (JHRTS) announced on November 18, 2009 the will host their 7th Annual “Young Hollywood” Holiday Party to benefit Feeding America.

The event will be held on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at My House 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028.
For more info and to purchase tickets, visit

Last year’s event raised almost $20,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
About Feeding America:
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. for more information please visit their website at
About Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS):
Since 1947, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) has been recognized as our industry’s premiere information and networking forum. HRTS membership represents the "best and brightest" of our industry, and includes top executives from broadcast and cable networks, studios, agencies, law firms, production companies, PR companies and many other related firms. Through its signature "Newsmaker Luncheon Series" and other events, HRTS allows industry leaders to stay informed on the latest trends affecting the business of television, as well as stay connected to the key people who make our business happen. For more information visit

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ricki Lake the new Queen of the 22nd Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval 2009

Story By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News Staff
Photo By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Staff Photographer
Thousands of hundreds of people gathered to celebrate on October 31, 2009 in the City of West Hollywood, CA the 2009 Halloween Costume Carnaval. The event gives the opportunity to revelers to express their selves. It was held from 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood.
“I’m to bring honor and dignity to the streets of West Hollywood.” Said Ricki Lake, Actress, personality and Queen of the 2009 West Hollywood Costume Carnaval. She concluded: “Elton John and now me, this is my America, this is our WEHO.”

Actress, Emmy-nominated television personality and independent filmmaker Ricki Lake was crowned the new Queen of the 22nd Annual West Hollywood Costume Carnaval 2009. She received flowers and even the key of the City of West Hollywood from The Mayor Abbe Land. The Coronation of the Queen was held approximately at 8:30 p.m. on the “Arcade Stage” located at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard. The honorary titles of “Queen of the Carnaval” is a highlight at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, with the coronation taking place in front of more than 250,000 anticipated revelers.

Event organizers expected almost a half million of revelers at the 22nd Annual West Hollywood Costume Carnaval 2009. The event is known as largest national Halloween celebration in the world. It attracts all kinds of people from all over the USA and even outside the USA. The event is celebrated by all kinds of revelers with their families, their kids, teens and even their dogs.

While Ricki Lake was receiving her Crown, La Toya Jackson serves milkshakes at store named: Millions of Milkshakes located at 8910 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA. She was serving her milkshake brand drink and ice cream benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Executive hosts for the event were the West Hollywood City Council and it was produced by Authentic, and entertainment and experiential marketing agency. For more information about the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval visit or the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau

Display photo by Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer. First slide show photos by Alex Palomares, Diversity News Photographer. Second slide show photos by Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News Staff. Photos can be use with permission from the publisher.© 2009 by Diversity News Publications ( All Rights Are Reserved