Kids' Choice not for parents – Brown vs. Rihanna

News of 19 year old Chris Brown withdrawing his nominations from Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards was well received by parents, and maybe even a few kids. Brown's nominations, submitted on-line by children for the KCA “Favorite Song” and “Favorite Male Singer”, became controversial for some in light of his recent violent behavior with girlfriend Rihanna. From on-line protests to on-line petitions, the public spoke out against these so-called role models being part of a show whose main audience are children and teens.

'Slumdog's' Millions – should kid actors get more money?

I found some interesting information about the two “Slumdog Millionaire” child actors regarding the payment they received for their acting roles in the Oscar-winning movie, and the much-discussed trust funds established for them. The following is an excerpt from an article titled “Slumdog Robber Barons” at diversityinc: “”We took a look at published reports, and here's what we found: According to reports […]

'Slumdog' kids slumming it after Oscar success

Director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson took home eight Oscars plus millions in box office revenues for “Slumdog Millionaire”, the movie depicting life in the slums of India. Azharuddim Ismail and Rudina Ali, 10 and 9 years old, received school tution and reportedly got paid 1,700 and 500 pounds respectively,  — a veritable pittance compared […]

San Diego “LOOT-ed” by Sharon Waxman

England, Spain, and Mexico were a few of the countries represented by the multi-cultural group that attended  the enlightening and dynamic lecture given by Sharon Waxman about her latest book,  “LOOT.”  This new publication, about the often less-than-forthright antiquities business, was presented at an event hosted by Alex and Suzette Valle at USD’s elegant Degheri Alumni Center. Author Sharon Waxman, host […]

Culture and Substance in Hollywood – Is this an Oxymoron? Meet Sharon Waxman …

Not all journalism is equal in Hollywood. The vast majority of print media seems to focus on the gossip and photos that will sell the glossy magazines at the check-out stands. Now, meet a refreshing and multi-faceted Hollywood reporter of substance: Sharon Waxman.