**UPDATE 7/1/08** FINALLY!!!! My interview article has been posted. Click HERE to read it.
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**UPDATE 6/27/08** Hey folks, I’ve been promising info on Paige Hurd and here’s some info regarding her upcoming Sweet 16 parties. I will still be posting a story from my interview very, very, very soon (for real). Kudos to Paige for channeling her success and milestone birthday to raise funds for childhood cancer charities. Her little brother Pierce (read more below) as well as all those around her should be smiling from ear to ear.
Cheers! … ~Ifelicious
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(courtesy of IdealPR.com)
Celebrity teen actress Paige Hurd (from the CW TV Show “Everybody Hates Chris” and the hit film “Beauty Shop”) is having a Sweet 16 Birthday Party on Saturday July 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California at a Private Loft off Sunset Blvd. During her party planning Paige decided she wants people to donate to charity instead of bringing her a gift on her most special day of her life so far. Paige is using her birthday party to raise funds for children’s cancer by having a raffle at her party. 100% of the profits from the raffle will be donated to charity. The raffle tickets can be purchased online (via http://paigehurdsweet16.blogspot.com) and at the party itself. The best thing about the raffle is ticket holders will not have to be present to win. Sixteen (16) items will be raffled off at the Sweet 16 party. Two Pre-parties will be held on July 9th and 16th in Woodland Hills, CA where each person who attends the party automatically gets a raffle ticket upon paid entry. Additionally, anyone who buys a raffle ticket by July 16th will be entered into a special drawing where 16 people will be randomly chosen to attend Paige’s invite only party as her VIP guest, walk the red carpet and hang out with the selfless teenager during her spectacular party!
What Inspired Paige to Do This?
Paige’s youngest brother Pierce (6 years old) has both cancer and Down syndrome (Paige is one of 5 children). Additionally, Paige was touched by Brittiana Henderson who lost her battle to cancer in 2007 at the age of 13. Paige is actively involved in the community and lends her hands to many events that benefit finding a cure for cancer. As a result of her concern for children with cancer, Paige decided that at her Sweet 16 Birthday Party she didn’t want the party to be about her, but rather a vehicle where she could bring attention to the help children need to battle cancer. She has since asked that her family and friends to donate to charity opposed to bringing her gifts. Thus, the main focus of her party is the Charity Raffle where 100% of the profits from raffle ticket sales will be donated to childhood cancer foundations.
There is More! Brotherhood Entertainment will hold 2 pre-Sweet 16 Party events that will directly benefit Paige’s cause on July 9th and July 16th for ALL AGES (no alcohol served) located at the Oxygen Lounge 19550 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana CA 91356 from 8:30pm-1am. Not only will the pre-event party goers enjoy live performances, but the entry fee buys them a raffle ticket as well. So everyone who pays to get in has automatically donated to charity, gets a raffle ticket and can win one of the 16 prizes that will be raffled off at the Sweet 16 event on July 19th. The best thing is you do not have to be present to win, so anyone anywhere can buy a raffle ticket and support the cause and possible win a raffle item. Paige’s Sweet 16 is a private, invite only red carpet event. Sixteen lucky people who have bought raffle tickets by 11pm on July 16th will be will be chosen from a special drawing (July 17th) to attend the Sweet 16 party, be Paige’s VIP guest, walk the red carpet and party like a star. Winners will be contacted and their names will be posted on http://paigehurdsweet16.blogspot.com. The Sweet 16 party is themed “HollyHOOD” and will be filled with games, food, good music, celebrities, live performances, the raffle and a little surprise for Paige!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE PARTY?
Themed “HollyHood” a mixture of Paige’s life as an actress in Hollywood and her life growing up as a teenager will be a blend of sophistication and swag. This invite only event will greet its guest with a red carpet upon entry, passed hors’doeurves, live performances, a game room and various other cool activities will entertain the party goers. A secluded adult lounge area for the celebrity parents and guests 21 and over will be like an oasis in the middle of the hyped party event. The adult lounge will have chair massages, nail services, adult beverages and other relaxing additions. The charity raffle will present 16 raffle items to its winners then the cutting of her cake will take place before the live birthday performances take the party into high gear and end the evening with a bang. Rappers Small Change and Chingy are just 2 of the acts who will be on stage.
WHO IS COMING TO THE PARTY?
To date, the following has confirmed to be in attendance: Lil JJ (Nickelodeon “Just Jordan”), Malcolm Kelley (ABC “Lost”), Imani Hakim (CW “Everybody Hates Chris”), TeQuan Richmond (CW “Everybody Hates Chris”), Lil Romeo (rapper/ Nickelodeon “Romeo!”), Marcus Paulk (“Roll Bounce”/ “Another Cinderella Story”), Raven Goodwin (Nickelodeon “Just Jordan”), Landon Brown (MTV “Rock The Cradle” and son of Bobby Brown), Lil B. Sure! (MTV “Rock The Cradle” and son of Al B. Sure!), Chelsea Tavares (Nickelodeon “Just Jordan”), Bobbi Christina (daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown), Corde, Cordell and Cori (E! “Snoop Dogg Fatherhood” and kids of Snoop Dogg), Quincy Brown (Son of Al B. Sure! and Kim Porter), and Small Change (Rap Group/ Disney Pictures Soundtrack “Another Cinderella Story”). In addition to young Hollywood, the cast members from “Everybody Hates Chris” including Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, VH1’s Godfrey, Hot 92.3 personality and legendary singer Al B. Sure! rapper Chingy and more have been invited to attend.
Guests will have the opportunity to win raffle items from the pictured sponsors as well as receive special party gift. Some raffle items include a T-Mobile Sidekick, Zune music players, A cruise to the Mexican Riviera, 2 $1500 Nicolet Watches, a Spa Massage Package, a wardrobe package from Luxire and MUCH more!!!