Flashback Friday: Variety & WWD’s Stylemakers 2015 [VIDEO]

On November 19, 2015 Variety and WWD teamed up to bring the first ever StyleMakers event. I had the opportunity to interview all the stars and talented artists that formed part of this inaugural celebration, which was definitely one for the books.

Last year the shindig celebrated the fusion of entertainment and fashion as took place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif. The event honored fashion designer Zac Posen, style influencer Freida Pinto, costume designer Lyn Paolo, stylist Elizabeth Stewart, hairstylist Jen Atkin, makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and photographer Matthew Rolston.

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Check out the video above where I chatted with Kerry Washington, Kourtney Kardashian, Atkins and more about their style preferences, fashion mistakes and how their style is evolving.

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Eva Longoria and 10 Latinos to Watch Honored at Variety Latino Event


Eva Longoria was honored at the inaugural Variety Latino’s “10 Latinos to Watch” ceremony, presented by Hennessy, held Tuesday night at Avalon in Hollywood.

The star-studded event recognized Longoria with the Visionary Award presented by Lifetime for her groundbreaking work in the entertainment industry and continuous contributions to the Hispanic community.

This year Variety Latino recognized promising Hispanic talent who are making waves in hit TV shows like “Narcos,”  Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black”, Fox’s “Scream Queens” and ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder.” The honorees included Stephanie Sigman, Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Maite Perroni, Lorenza Izzo, Diane Guerrero, Miguel Gómez, Diego Boneta, Raúl Castillo and Natalie Martinez.

Celebrities in attendance included Amaury Nolasco, Jencarlos Canela and the rest of the cast of Longoria’s new NBC series “Hot & Bothered,” current “Dancing With The Stars” contestants Carlos Pena Vega and Alexa Pena Vega and director Eli Roth.

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Throwing It Back: Celebuzz Coverage of Power of Youth

Let’s take it back exactly 2 years ago when I was at Celebuzz and wrote one of my first articles after covering Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Youth. Possibly my second or third time going out and reporting on behalf of Celebuzz, I was taking it all in!

So check out the story below or click HERE for the published article.

A Slew of Stars Hit Up Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Youth Event!

honorees-getty-newYoung Hollywood came out in full force to support friends being honored at Variety’s 5th annual Power of Youth event!

Some of the young actors who were being honored for their help and work on behalf of many great organization and causes, were Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, Darren Criss, Hayden Panettiere, Bailee Madison, Angus T. Jones and Rico Rodriguez. Each honoree gave a brief speech thanking their organization and cause while letting us know more about how we can help. Variety Power of Youth’s goal is to encourage the young entertainers of this generation to help and support humanitarian and charitable causes. With their positions in pop culture they hope to inspire millions of young adults to do the same.

Celebuzz got a chance to speak with Hayden, who was being honored for her work with The Whaleman Foundation, and the 22-year-old actress told us:

“If all life on land would be wiped out it would only be a matter of time before life reemerged from the ocean, but if all life in the ocean was wiped out it would eventually die off.” She also told us “it’s good to show kids that they can give back and they can make a difference.”

Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez told us about his start with the Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times  “I really got inspired by the powerful kids there who are fighting for their lives. I just wanted to continue that and I wanted to bring awareness to the cause.”

Many other young stars attended the event such as Kat Graham from Vampire Diaries, who gave us some scoop about a new character soon to be appearing on the show! Some other stars who attended include Desperate Housewives’s Andrea Bowen, Internet sensation Rebecca Black, Modern Family’s Nolan Gould,  and many more.