Logo’s NewNowNext Awards 2012: photos, red carpet interviews, commentary

On Thursday, April 5, 2012 celebrities from television, music, and film flaunted their Sunday best on the red carpet and enjoyed a night out at the Avalon in Hollywood for the taping of this year’s NewNowNext Awards. The show will air on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10/9c on Logo, and I flew out to cover the event so I could bring you a first look at the night’s festivities.

NewNowNext Awards 2012 Logo TV collage by Ifelicious

(Pt 1/2) Interview with Saul Williams: Saturn’s daddy and ‘Volcanic Sunlight’

Saul Williams is an extraordinary artist whose talents extend into theater, film, poetry, and music…In this first of a two-part series, I cover the first 2 discussions (his daughter Saturn and album “Volcanic Sunrise”. he second and final part of this interview series will focus on the film “Aujourd’hui.”

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Interview: Leroy Garrett from MTV’s ‘Real World: Vegas’ and ‘The Challenge: Rivals’

Now, with some pocket change from a 2-season run of MTV reality TV, I checked in on Leroy to see how he’s enjoying his new found fame. His garbage man days are in the past, but even he’ll admit that he could and would return to it if he had to. He’s made his California dreaming a reality and pitched his tent in LA, and not because he thinks he’s suddenly an actor/model or even trying to land more reality TV…Plus, he’s going hard on promoting fitness

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RnB spotlight: Interview with Leela James on “My Soul” and BET talk show

A few months ago, I posted a press release about Leela James with a copy of her lead single “Tell Me You Love Me” from her upcoming album “My Soul” due out on May 25, 2010 (see my blog post “Leela James ‘Tell Me You Love Me’…”). It was my first time listening to Leela James. There’s something about her voice that is beautifully distinctive, folksy and current yet soulful as if she’s channeling the greats like Aretha Franklin or a Chaka Khan. If you haven’t checked out the single, I’m posting it again below for you to listen and download.

RnB music Leela Jame My Soul