It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been following The Voice. You’ll want to tune in to News4 at 4PM today to see contestant Erin Willett break it down accapella. Erin joins me and Big Tigger in studio as we agree and disagree on the recent battle rounds. We also look ahead to tonight’s show airing at 8PM on NBC4.
My intern Yoni texted me yesterday… she was with Chris Brown at Bar 7 in DC!
I said take some pics girl.. and she did that and more. Yoni headed to the downtown hot spot after Chris Brown tweeted the location of his secret listening party for a preview of his upcoming album F.A.M.E.
In less than an hour, adoring fans flocked to Bar 7, packing the venue full of matching “Team Breezy” t-shirts, cameras, high hopes and heavy anticipation. Although the album is unreleased, eager fans hummed along and danced to unknown tunes “She ain’t you”, “Next 2 You”, “Bomb”, and his personal favorite, “Beautiful People”.
A Virginia native himself, Brown expressed his deep gratitude for area fans in between songs and then hit them with the dougie!
The album releases March 22 and is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
Topp-I-Am also better known as WUSA’s weatherman Topper Shutt helped our newsteam to victory at the 30th Anniversary of ChildHelp’s Capitol CAREaoke. Held at the Ronald Reagan building the event raised thousands to end child abuse… thanks to some very brave media personalities. Check out this awesome video shot by WUSA contributorLeigh Macdonald. It includes Teddy Eynon who had the courage to share his heartbreaking story of surviving abuse as a child.
All of the bands were impressive, but one band was ultimately named the evening’s winner, as determined by monetary votes from the crowd. That band, Suspicious Package, comprises Tom Toles (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post), Dr. Christina Sevilla(Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison of the U.S. Trade Representative), Bryan Greene (General Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD), Tim Berger (Journalist), and Josh Meyer(Director of Education and Outreach, National Security Journalism Initiative at Medill Northwestern). Watch the video here…
Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite network and local news personalities make fools of themselves on stage! That’s right it’s time for the 2011 Capitol CareaokeCompetition.
This year it’s February 22nd and once again is all to benefit the wonderful organization ChildHelp. Check out Megyn Kelly and the FOX NEWS team’s performancelast year below. This year FOX NEWS is back along with teams from CNN, MSNBC, WUSA, FOX5, ABC7 and NBC4!
Hats off to our friend Sara Damelio who’s Skincando ‘Combat Ready Balm’ was chosen for the gift bags at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. Everyone from Wayne Brady, Marie Osmond, Alex Trebek and David Copperfield gave Sara praise.. and took time to send special messages to those who serve!
Angie’s Army covers the REAL runway.. no really it was a flight runway for Fashion Takes Flight 2010 benefitting Luke’s Wings. Veterans from Walter Reed sat front row at the show that will help pay the way for families to visit their recovering heroes. Professional models and service members walked the runway.
Notable guests included DC 50’s Paul Wharton, Joe McCain, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Sophie Pyle, DC United’s Devon McTavish and more. Special salute to show director Kristen Murdock who will deploy this month to Afghanistan. Learn about LW’s mission at lukeswings.org
Okay so the title alone of China’s version of American Idol is kinda disturbing. I mean c’mon people “Go Oriental Angel“… we can do better.It’s not like we’re a pack of Ramen Noodles.. or a rug.
But at the core of the controversy over the competition… is the winner.
My newsroom gal pal Lauren and I refer to her as Angel Lou. 20 year old Lou Jing, born and raised in Shanghai. Her mom is Chinese.. her father is black. Since the moment Lou Jing stepped in front of the spotlight she was a national sensation. The talk however was more on how she looked than on her talent.
Can you believe the host of the show fondly called her “chocolate girl” and “black pearl”. As the Chinese media got madly obsessed with her skin color…. people got mean on the internet. Writing things like she “never hsould have been born” and demanding here to “Get out of China!”.
The worst part I think was when show producers had Lou bring her mother on to explain why she is black along with the painful subject on where her dad is (He left China before she was born). The stint resulted in a tearful breakdown over a matter that was very private. I totally believe it was a ratings ploy… and it’s proven painful. Lou Jing’s mom has quite her job and the show winner says “If you beat me to death, I wouldn’t take part in that competition again.”