#TBT: Natasha Barinas Launches Stylish and Sophisticated Fashion Line, Sexpot Swimwear

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This edition of #ThrowingItBack includes my interview with Natasha Barinas, creator and designer of Sexpot Swimwear for Variety Latino. Enjoy!

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Summer is right around the corner and soon it will be time to throw on that swimsuit and head to the beach.

But before you get ready to go bathing suit shopping let me recommend you the new collection from Sexpot Swimwear by designer Natasha Barinas.

Specializing in sophisticated, stylish and sassy looks, Natasha launched her new line during Miami Swim Week in July 2014 aiming to flatter each figure with swimsuits that feature clean lines and a minimalist approach.

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Throwing It Back: The Meet & Greet – Real Talk With Christina Grimmie

Throwing it back to when I got the chance to talk to Christina Grimmie, way back when she was just exploding into the limelight! Catch a portion of the interview below and for the full article click HERE!

Christina Grimmie

Welcome back to the Celebuzz Meet & Greet, where we talk with rising actors, musicians and entertainers before they hit it big. Watch out for these future A-listers!

There’s no doubt that we’ve all been on YouTube in search of hilarious videos, music from our favorite artists or to see someone cover a familiar song. What we don’t always expect is YouTube user to break out and make a name for herself. Well, major music contender and singing sensation Christina Grimmie has done just that and Celebuzz got a chance to talk to her about her journey to stardom!

Christina’s YouTube channel has received over 100 million views and is filled with videos of her recording amazing covers from popular songs. Accompanied by just a piano, she has gained more than one million subscribers on her channel over the last year! At just 17 years old, her first EP debuted at #31 on the Billboard chart and she recently ended a summer tour with Allstar Weekend and Selena Gomez + The Scene.

Recently, Christina was chosen as one of three up-and-coming artists to compete in the Coca-Cola collaboration project. Her fans voted her as the winner and she will now have the honor of performing at the Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live at the AMA’s this Sunday!

How did you start your music and YouTube channel?

When I was little, I always sang — always messed around with the piano. I’ve always been into music and YouTube didn’t come along until I was 15. My friend told me to put a video up and I didn’t want to do it. She said I should just do it and I gave it a shot and, well, here I am!

How has your life changed now there’s all this attention given to you?

I’m traveling a lot now. I have so many awesome fans that I love and they are kind of like family. I’ve really gotten to bond with them and I’m getting to really make music which is what I’ve always wanted to do.

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Throwing It Back: Celebuzz Goes 1-on-1 with Elton John’s 13-Year-Old Protege Tallia Storm

Welcome to the New Year! 2014 is well on its way and let’s throw it back for this first Thursday of the year.

Starting off with an exclusive interview with Elton John‘s Tallia Storm. Below is an excerpt from the interview I conducted and for the full article go HERE!

Tallia Storm

At only 13-years old, Miss Tallia Storm is making her mark on the music world. Discovered by the legendary Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish, Tallia is already being guided by one of the industry’s most influential artists. Celebuzz got the chance to sit down for a one-on-one with the talented star!

After getting a personal call from Sir Elton himself, she was asked to open up for his Scotland concert at The Falkirk Stadium coming up in June. Her R&B and jazz vibe showcase her deep and soulful signature voice that caught his attention. Sitting down with the young stylish singer we asked about her musical stardom, music influence’s and her unique and fashion forward style!

How did your music career start?

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Throwing it Back: Celebuzz Goes Behind the Scenes at Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing!

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Thursdays take us back to my old stomping grounds. This week two years ago I attended the Radio Disney Next Big Thing and aside from meeting my current lover boy, I talked with some great Disney stars and the winner.

Take a read below or find it published HERE!

POSTED DECEMBER 9, 2011 • BY LIZ CALVARIO •

If you’ve been keeping up with Season Four of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, you know a very lucky 13-year-old is this season’s winner!

Celebuzz got a chance to attend the Finale Concert this week, where we chatted with pop sensation Cody Simpson, the cast of Disney’s new show Jessie starring Debby Ryan, N.B.T. artists Hollywood Ending, and of course the Next Big Thing herself!

After 10 weeks of fans voting, seeing and listening to their favorite artists on Radio Disney and Disney Channel, the final two contestants, 14-year-old triple threat Zack Montana and 13-year-old singer/songwriter Shealeigh performed in Los Angeles for their anxious fans.

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#TT: Amy Poehler Honored at Variety’s Power of Comedy Event (PHOTOS)

Throwing it back EXACTLY two years ago when my Variety of Comedy article was posted on Celebuzz. A great event honoring Amy Poehler and benefiting a great cause. See the full article below and HERE!

Celebrities attend Variety's 2011 Power of Comedy Awards

Posted 2 years ago   •   by Liz Calvario

The second annual Variety Power of Comedy event tickled some funny bones this past weekend and Celebuzz was there! This year’s honoree was none other than the hilariously talented Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler.

The event honored Amy for her numerous contributions to comedy, followed by a night of stand-up and sketch comedy performances benefiting the Noreen Fraser Foundation (which focuses on women’s cancer research).

Stand-up acts included T.J. Miller, The League star Nick Kroll, Casey Wilson, Happy Endings starand Sarah Silverman. As the night came to a close, SNL and Up All Night actress and comedian Maya Rudolph spoke some wise words of congratulations by telling the crowd:

“Tonight, I would like to sing a song for you, a beautiful song, by the always tasteful and utterly brilliant lyricist Mr. R. Kelly, and it is entitled ‘Sex in the Kitchen.’ You’re welcome.”

She proceeded to sing the dramatic song for the audience.

The hilarious, comedy filled night ended with comedic superstar Will Ferrell presenting the honor to the woman of the evening. Amy came up to accept the honor by giving an exuberantly comical and entertaining speech. Picking out her favorite quotes of the night, she went on to say:

“This has been my kind of night; everything’s kind of hard to hear, everything’s a bit sloppy, the ceiling is too high but everyone’s heart is in the right place…it is an honor to be honored.To all the wonderful people who did a video tonight, thanks but no thanks. I know how easy it is to do a video. Videos are easy. You can’t drag your ass down here to shake my hand in person, you’re dead to me.  So I don’t care about your words and I don’t care about you.

The Variety Power of Comedy award has a very long and prestigious history dating back to 2009. I am the first woman to win. Yes it is about time! Ladies we are really breaking barriers tonight!”

Also in attendance was Amy’s husband Will Arnett, Whitney star Whitney Cummings, Parks and Recs costars Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott, plus David Henrie, Gene Simmons, Sarah Colonna, and many more celebs who had nothing but kind words to say about Amy.