Kool and the Gang bring LIFE & SOUL back to Hollywood ⭐️ Bowl !!!!

The Hollywood Bowl is back!!! Popular Soul-funk legends Kool & the Gang… performed to capacity crowds on Saturday, July 3rd, and on the 4th 🇺🇸 of July!

I was thrilled to attend the show on the 4th🇺🇸… I had the BEST time… in a really long time!!!

Nestled right below the Hollywood sign, The famous Hollywood Bowl has been mostly dark.. since COVID-19.

A few mini-concerts were held to honor front line healthcare workers, and first responders… a few weeks earlier…

Before the pandemic, the Hollywood Bowl had never called off an entire season in nearly a century… but no more worries Concert Fans, the venue is back..with a full slate of performers, and musical acts.

See what’s coming up at http://www.HollywoodBowl.com

The “July 4th Fireworks Spectacular” kicked off… with Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performing patriotic hits.

Robert “Kool” Bell, one of the founders of the group opened by saying: “Hey, hey, hey, COVID go away,, “’cause we want to play.”

The crowd, obviously excited to be back together in the venue heartily cheered in agreement. People were also thrilled to learn that three of the original members of Kool and the Gang were performing.

What a triumph for this legendary group to keep on keeping on…since the late 60’s!

The crowd cheered, and enthusiastically applauded when ALL branches of the US Armed Forces were recognized… with their familiar theme/ fight songs.

Members of the military past, and present… stood proudly with their families to be recognized.

Front line healthcare workers, and first responders were also recognized.

The sold-out crowds got down both nights with all the popular favorites: “JungleBoogie,” “Get Down On it,,” “Fresh,” “Joanna,”and of course “Celebrate Good times come on!!!”

I can tell you first hand… sold out crowds did exactly that! People came prepared with everything from snacks, to full course dinners… desserts included!

This was the right place, and right time… to start summertime concerts on a high note… EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!!!

The Fireworks ended the extravaganza… with a burst of color, and excitement! It was a perfect evening!!!

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It’s Oscar Time! Academy Awards, 2021 edition 💫

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2020 and early 2021.

This star ⭐️ studded ceremony was scaled down this year, and held at Union Station 🚊 in downtown Los Angeles.

This is where key scenes for major motion pictures have been filmed… for decades.

The historic train station, built in 1939, is also known for its beautiful architecture.

A vibrant ceiling painting in Union Station’s entry vestibule was just discovered in 2017.

It was spruced up…as part of an eight-year restoration.. just in time for #Oscars2021

What a sight to see! It was amazing how the train 🚊 station was transformed into a very stylish show set… and multiple patios for interviews.

Commuters continued to travel on trains… throughout the entire broadcast on ABC.

The audience was much smaller than usual, but the show did go on!

It was absolutely wonderful to see stars dressed impeccably for Hollywood’s Big Night!

With the Pandemic still a major concern, attendees were socially distanced, and the audience prompted to put Masks 😷 on during commercial breaks.

Once again this year, there was no show host. The energy level was still high, and the show flowed smoothly.

The red carpet was sizzling hot 🔥 with sensational fashions… There were pre shows covering arrivals to the grand event, and LIVE interviews with nominated actors, and Oscar presenters.

See fashion blog at http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎 -and check out my ✨favorite✨ Oscar picks for 2021!

Drumroll 🥁 please…….

Here is the complete list of 2021 Oscar Winners:

Best Supporting Actress
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

“Minari” star Yuh-jung Youn is the first Korean actress to win for best supporting role

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best International Feature
Another Round

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature
My Octopus Teacher

Winners: Directors Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and filmmaker Craig Foster

My Octopus 🐙 teacher, on NETFLIX, follows film-maker and diver Craig Foster as he explores an underwater kelp forest near Cape Town, South Africa. Foster appears to bond with an octopus he encounters living in the area.

Best Original Score

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won the Oscar for best score for the jazz-infused Pixar feature Soul

Best Original Song
“Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah

Her collaboration with Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas “Fight for You.”

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman
Winner, Emerald Fennell, with Actor Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”


Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father

Best Cinematography

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson and Sergio Lopez-Rivera,

Best Film Editing
Sound of Metal

Best Sound
Sound of Metal

Best Live-Action Short
Two Distant Strangers

Best Animated Short
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Documentary Short

Best Visual Effects

Best Production Design

Best Actor
Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Picture
Nomadland , on (HULU)

Best Actress
Frances McDormand, Nomadland

This is Mc Dormands 3rd Oscar Win!

Congratulations to the Academy Award Humanitarian Award Winner, TylerPerry !!!!

Perry, who is a writer, actor, producer, director, TV producer, film maker, and philanthropist …has graciously supported hundreds of people in need, and many important causes.

Perry was presented the Award from Academy Award Winning Actress Viola Davis.

During his acceptance speech, Tyler Perry called for people to Stop 🛑 Hate!


“Just meet me in the middle… and STOP ✋✋🏽✋🏻 HATE !!!!! A very simple, yet powerful request…

#Congratulations 🎉 #Humanitarian #JeanHersholtHumanitarianAward #Winner @tylerperry !!!!

Tyler Perry, Owner of Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta Georgia, and KING 👑 of the Television & Film Industry

It was quite a night…

A beautiful and spirited reunion of tinsel towns FINEST!

This event was proof… that everything is slowly… but surely getting back to normal.

The entire world 🌎 shut down..for more than a year… because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As you know… all loyal fans love a comeback story… and Hollywood is back… and getting BETTER and more active EVERY DAY!

Productions crews are getting back to work… with careful procedures to keep folks safe.

Covid Testing and Vaccines are available, and keeping work sites safer! Masks 😷 are still being used on set, and a limited events… and are expected to be used in months to come…


Oscar is creating a

NEW golden age of HOLLYWOOD! ⭐️

#ShineOn! #Oscar!

Let’s say it for old times sake:

HoORaY for HOLLYWOOD ✨🎬✨⭐️✨🎭✨⭐️✨🎬✨

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A Black Lady Sketch Show is back !!!! 🙌🏾✨

The Emmy-nominated series from Robin Thede debuts SEASON TWO, April 23 y’all!

And let me tell you…. the characters and sketches are HI-Larious !!!!! 😆😅🤣😂😭

Lots of famous faces add to this masterpiece!

Regulars Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black will also return, though Quinta Brunson will not be part of season two due to scheduling conflicts caused by COVID-19 shutdowns.

Featured players Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, Single Parents) and Skye Townsend (BET’s 8 Days a Week) will join the show. Guest stars for season two include Issa Rae (who’s also an executive producer), Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross Wunmi Mosaku…. and many other fresh faces! 😉 Look closely…. you never know who you might see… 😆👀✨

The show is on a six-episode second season (the same number of installments as season one). Lacey Duke and Brittany Scott Smith are the directors for season two;

Robin Thede and head writer Lauren Ashley Smith were joined in the writers room by Black, Holly Walker, Akilah Green, Rae Sanni, Kindsey Young, Shenovia Large and Kristin Layne Tucker.

Thede executive produces with Rae (via her Hoorae banner); Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of Jax Media. Smith is a co-exec producer, and Deniese Davis, Hoorae’s Montrel McKay and Jax Media’s John Skidmore are producers.

Make sure you tune in… EVERY FRIDAY… on HBO, and HBO MAX !!!

Get your laugh on!!!!!


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Golden Globes 2021 Nominations Announced!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Best television series — musical or comedy
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards!!!!!

Wooooo!!!!! And the nominations include:

💎 Best television series — musical or comedy
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso
Emily in Paris

💎 Best motion picture – musical or comedy
Palm Springs
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm
The Prom

💎 Best actor in a television series — drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Al Pacino, Hunters
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

💎 Best supporting actress in a motion picture
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Olivia Colman, The Father
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Helena Zengel, News of the World

💎 Best actress in a miniseries or television film
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

💎 Best actor in a miniseries or television film
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Bryan Cranston, Your Honor
Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule

💎 Best actor in a motion picture—comedy or musical
Andy Samberg, Palm Springs
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden, The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Dev Patel, Personal History of David Copperfield

💎 Best television series — drama
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

Best actress in a motion picture—comedy or musical
Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma.
Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot
Maria Bakalova, Borat: Subsequent Movie Film
Kate Hudson, Music Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

💎 Best actress in a television series — drama
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sarah Paulson, Ratched

💎 Best actress in a motion picture—drama
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

💎 Best motion picture — drama
Promising Young Woman
The Father
The Trial of the Chicago 7

💎 Best director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Regina King, One Night in Miami
David Fincher, Mank
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

💎 Best supporting actor in a motion picture
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

💎 Best actor in a motion picture—drama
Riz Ahmed, The Sound of Metal
Chadwick Bozeman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

💎 Best original score
The Midnight Sky
News of the World

💎 Best actor in a television series — comedy or musical
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Don Cheadle, Black Monday

💎 Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television film
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched

💎 Best miniseries or television film
The Queen’s Gambit
Normal People
Small Axe
The Undoing

💎 Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or television film
John Boyega , Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Donald Sutherland, The Undoing
Jim Parsons, Hollywood

💎 Best actress in a television series — comedy or musical
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Lily Collins, Emily in Paris

💎 Best motion picture—foreign language
La Llorona
Another Round
The Life Ahead
Two of Us

💎 Best motion picture—animated
Over the Moon
The Croods: A New Age

💎 Best original song
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami
“Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Io See,” The Life Ahead
“Tigress & Tweed,” The United States v. Billie Holiday

💎 Jane Fonda will be the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes a lifetime achievement in film.

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC, Feb. 28 , 2021 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

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Oscars 2020 was a GAME CHANGER…. filled with surprises to score more support… from younger viewers!

The 92nd Academy Awardsceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best  films of 2019.

The Show, was broadcast Sunday, February 9, 2020.. LIVE on ABC.

The event was held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Los Angeles, California.)

Oscars2020  was different from any Previous Academy Awards broadcast that I’ve ever seen! 
At first, I thought the highly acclaimed event was getting a little TOO CASUAL!!! I’ve always appreciated the formal, 
and dignified tone of this prestigious event.
The OSCARS is one of the very few remaining events in the world 🌎 that is fabulous and formal!
The women are glamorous in the finest gowns you’ll ever see…and make a grand entrance on the red carpet… we’re talking Traditional Hollywood GLAMOUR! #HoorayForHollywood! ⭐️ 

The men attending the Oscars always look handsome, and well groomed in designer tuxedos…
I watched…. 👀 
I listened 👂🏽 ….
They had a DJ….. to set the tone for the audience when guests were coming inside the Dolby theatre…. really???
( DJ Questlove) … from the roots was revealed to viewers by Ryan Seacrest… moments before the show started.
I said to myself is this the Grammy’s??? 🤔,
Wait a minute……. it sure seems like the Tony’s…. or… kinda MTV ish….
Rap music 🎶 and all…
 LOL! 😆
I watched a few surprised faces in the audience… 
Janelle Mona’e started things off with a BLAST!!!
In a very spirited performance….. she referenced films 🎞 that weren’t nominated, and the lack of diversity… and snubbed female directors this year…

Monae said: “We celebrate all the women who directed phenomenal films,” said the performer.

…..but with everything happening…people were wide awake… jumping up… with big applause… 
👏🏽👏🏼👏👏🏼 👏🏿👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽
Ohhh-Kay! If the lively musical acts, DJ and rap music 🎼 🎶 is enticing a younger audience… alrighty then! 
I’m all about diversity…. creativity…. and a wide variety of lively and upbeat performances… but hey…let’s keep it classy, stylish and formal…… “K”
Holla if ya hear me
🗣Ok!!!!!!!!!! 👍🏽👍🏽
Tradition in Hollywood 🎬
is still
GOLDEN! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🙌🏽✨

It’s always nice to have fresh and innovative ideas…
I just hope it doesn’t veer to far off the traditional path.. 
With everyone sitting up at full attention… It turned out to be quite the night indeed!!!! ( Even without a designated host..)
It seemed like Chris Rock and Steve Martin were kinda-like hosts this year…
They’ve both served as Oscars hosts in previous years… and for the record… they were pretty funny!
Cutting edge humor… straight…. no chaser.
All these years later… they’ve still got it! ✨zing!✨
Let’s get straight to the HIGHLIGHTS:

#ParasiteMovie won best picture; Bong Joon-ho wins best director for “Parasite”;
-PLUS- “Parasite” wins best international feature; Bong and Han Jin-won win best original screenplay for “Parasite”

Renée Zellweger wins best actress for “Judy”
This was the second Oscar win, (and fourth nomination) for Zellweger, who also won best supporting actress for “Cold Mountain.”

Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for “Marriage Story.”

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for “Joker”

In an emotional speech,
Phoenix urges everyone to strive for unity!
Phoenix said that he had been a “scoundrel” in his life, and expressed gratitude to people in the room who had given him a second chance. The actor also urged everyone to consider giving others second chances as well.

Brad Pitt won best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Taika Waititi wins best adapted screenplay for 

“Jojo Rabbit”“Toy Story 4” wins best animated feature film

Elton John and Bernie Taupin win for best original song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
Matthew Cherry & Karen Rupert Toliver …. won best animated short film for “Hair Love.” 💆🏽‍♀️

“Hair Love” tells the story of a father learning to do his daughter’s gorgeous Afro-textured hair 👧🏽 while her mother is in the hospital.

Cherry, a former NFL player, is the second professional athlete to win an Oscar, following the late Kobe Bryant’s win for “Dear Basketball” in 2018.

The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced “American Factory” wins best documentary feature!
Here is a  list of MORE OSCAR winners…

International feature film South Korea, Parasite

Makeup and hairstyling Bombshell

Visual effects 1917

Best film editing 

Ford v Ferrari

Best cinematography Roger Deakins, 1917

Best sound mixing 1917

Documentary short feature 

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone, if you’re a girl

Documentary feature American Factory

Best costume design

Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

Best production design Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Live-action short film The Neighbors’ Window

Best adapted screenplay

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best original screenplay

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Animated short film Hair Love

Animated feature film

Toy Story 4

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A royal 👑 return to a life of Splendor! Downton Abbey is BACK on the BIG SCREEN! 🎩🎻🎬s

It’s a major motion picture event!

Quite frankly… I’ve been counting down the days!!!

Finally…this historic drama returns with more intriguing story lines…

We’re getting back on track… in a most regal way! 👑
The Crawley family get quite a surprise! King George V and Queen Mary have invited themselves to stay at their country side estate..for one night during their royal tour of Yorkshire, a county in the north of England. 

A GRAND EVENT like this one.. is no big deal for the Crawleys!

The dutiful servants downstairs… are the ones who must get everything in order. 

And if you remember from the television show… EVERYTHING must be perfect!

The servants take great pride in everything they do! So many different personalities.. so many issues… so little time!

How this all turns out is going to be genius! The writing is superb.

I love period productions and history!

Oh! By the way…I’ve got a pretty amazing tie in… I have a feature in my blog: Sparkle E on the scene… about the historic ship 🚢 named in honor of Queen 👑 Mary. (A featured star in this film… Make sure you check it out!!!)

You know what?? I take great pride in the fact that I turned a LOT of people onto this show. I found it absolutely FASCINATING!!!

Ahem! I’ll also take credit… as one of the devoted fans who urged the creator/ producer Julian Fellowes… to please, please, please give us a movie! 🎥 

After years of watching this masterpiece classic television series…you truly care about these characters. You feel everything they experience… you go along life’s complex journey with them.

Now… I have to say.. there have been some characters that I didn’t care so much about… but slowly but surely I got to have a better understanding of their back stories, or particular issues. … I learned to like them… or in the very least tolerate them. LOL!

Some stayed dark, and others lightened up brilliantly!

Bravo to the creator, and writers… ONE MORE TIME!!

YES ‼️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 💯 💯💯💯

There have been characters… I cherished watching develop and mature over the years…

How about all the mysteries, sorrows, scandals, joy, pain, tragedies, triumphs, and love stories????

My, My, My! There’s been a lot to unpack at this fine estate over the years.

So it’s only fitting and proper that we get to see..the continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants working for them in the early 20th century… English countryside. 

 “Where are they now?” What has happened to all those dear characters always tugging on our emotions and heartstrings???

Well now… I understand this film 🎞 takes up EXACTLY from where the story was left off…after the last series…and its Christmas Special which aired in 2015.

It is now 1927, two years after the Christmas Special episode which marked the end of the last series.

Mary and Tom (played by Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech ) are still in charge of the running of the estate. 

Lady Mary is still married to Henry (played by Matthew Goode) but he is largely absent from the film, away on some business in the U.S. 

I was so thrilled to meet the wonderful actress, Michelle Dockery…. who plays the role of Lady Mary. It was quite a pleasure!

I tld her… she’s always been one of my favorite characters… and she’s done a splendid job portraying this very interesting woman.

Sophisticated… charming… and ALWAYS stylish!

Props to you M’Lady!

Through it all… the eldest of the Crawley sister’s always been the most beautiful, and proud, ( some may call this fair lady arrogant… but you have to follow her closely, and understand the time period, her upbringing, and high society… to “get her.” 

Anyway, Lady Mary has always been “The One” most admired by many distinguished gentlemen, and of course suitors in her hey day. 

And heyyyy!!! Lady Mary had some tight situations… over the years..

oooo-weee! 🤫🤭😬

but now.. we’ll truly see how much she has matured, and just how fortunate she’s been in her life of privilege. 🤗

The middle Crawley sister… the one we rooted for the most, the who experienced sooo many setbacks, and unfortunate situations married extremely well!

Edith Crawley was the one to get the highest standing in life… and it was awesome! I ‘ve always cared a lot for this character too… Everyone had pretty much given up on her… and she surprised them all!! The morale of her sorted story is … in the words of Winston Churchill…. never, never, never give up! 🙌🏽🙌🏽♥️🙌🏽🙌🏽

Nobody saw it coming…

but I was so excited to see things FINALLY work out for this woman!!

When the saga continues… Edith, is still married to Bertie Pelham, the Marquess of Hexham, but is bored living in her castle in Northumberland and hosting dinners. 

She returns to Downton on invitation from her mother (Elizabeth McGovern) to attend the Royal visit. 

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (played splendidly by Maggie Smith), also known as “Grand Ma Ma), is still bickering with Isobel (Penelope Wilton, marvelously played!)

Maggie Smith, an 84-year-old Oscar winner, joins other series regulars including Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates), Robert James-Collier (Mr. Barrow), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Raquel Cassidy (Miss Baxter) and Michael C. Fox (Andy).

All I have to say now is…. Another holiday themed Downton film… or just a little special or something later would be GREAT !👍🏽👍🏽

It’s always cool to catch up with new developments with our favorite characters… watch their families expand…and witness them continue to grow and develop.. as respectable human beings.

Faithful fans like me have witnessed these characters come a LONG way!

I really missed them…

Hmmmm….. 🤔

Can you say spin-off ⁉️

🙋🏽‍♀️ I can! I can! (( LOL!))

Jillian Fellowes heard me the first time…. 😆 Mr Fellowes… and Focus Features… Can you hear me now??? 😁

After this movie 🎥 I’m sure a chorus of other voices will chime in with me….

🎼 🎶 Singing praisesand crooning for an Encore‼️

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It’s a ROARING Success‼️ The 2019 version of LION KING is keeping it REAL… in every possible way.

As expected…

The Lion 🦁 King was been a HUGE BLOCKBUSTER HIT!

In its first few days… the fantasy drama…earned more than half a BILLION DOLLARS 💵💵💵💵 around the world!!! 🌎

And it’s just the beginning!

The longtime popular cartoon…and stage play..

has made the transformation to photorealistic computer-generated imagery… in 2019.

Chills will run through you… when you hear

Lebo M.’s Zulu chant hits and the sun ☀️ rises over the Pride Lands..

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.

Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile.

Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up…take back control of his kingdomand reclaim the throne that stolen from him…and his father by his treacherous uncle Scar.

The film is written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

This remake of Disney’s 1994 animated film is directed by Jon Favreau.

The LION 🦁 KING voice talents include:

Donald Glover ⭐️

James Earl Jones ⭐️ Beyoncé Knowles Carter⭐️ Seth Rogen⭐️

Chiwetel Ejiofor⭐️

Alfre Woodard⭐️

Billy Eichner⭐️

John Kani⭐️

John Oliver⭐️

Keegan Michael Key⭐️ Florence Kasumba⭐️

Eric Andre⭐️

JD McCrary⭐️ (young Simba)

and Shahadi Wright Joseph⭐️ (young Nala)

Not only does Beyoncé star in the film as Nala…

The Triple threat, super star ⭐️ has created songs for the LION KING soundtrack.

Beyoncé dropped the album “The Lion King, The Gift” on the same day as the opening of “The Lion King.” “Mood 4 Eva,” her collaboration with “The Lion King” co-star Glover and her husband Jay-Z, has the most streams on Spotify for “The Gift.” Next is “Brown Skin Girl,” which features Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy. Third is “Spirit,” an original song in the remake.

“Bigger” and “Spirit” also feature two gorgeous new videos as well…

It’s being called a “Love letter to Africa.”

Beyoncé said:

“It’s the beauty of color, the beauty of melanin, the beauty of tradition.”

Fans… 🙋🏽‍♀️ including myself.. 😃 have been shown great support for both videos — which are absolutely stunning!

The videos also feature the stars cute… look alike daughter… “Miss Blue Ivy.”

I’m thrilled to see The Lion King attract a new generation of loyal fans!

I’ve loved every aspect of this production from day one! Stay on the throne Lion King! 👑

We respectfully bow to your global 🌎 success… and power at the Box Office.

The Walt Disney Kingdom rules!

~Evette Dabney

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2019 Daytime ☀️Emmy Awards

The 46th annual Daytime ☀️Emmy Awards Show… was held on Sunday, May 5th, 2019.. “Cinco de Mayo.”

 The awards ceremony… honoring the BEST… in daytime programming… took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium… in Pasadena, California.

Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood… hosted the LIVE program together… once again this year.

Top winners this year… include: Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for LIVE with Kelly and Ryan 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show… won Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.

Rachel Ray earned the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

Family Feud won for Outstanding Game Show…and

Alex Trebek… earned the title of Outstanding Game Show Host.

Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance to present Judge Judy with a Lifetime Achievement Awards. She was the much anticipated “mystery guest” scheduled to give the HONOR… to HER HONOR…

Poehler convinced her agents, and the award show producers to let her do this… because she was Judge 👩🏻‍⚖️ Judy’s GREATEST FAN!!! Way to go Amy… During her acceptance… Judy Judy referred to Poehler… as a new B.F.F.. 😃

Meanwhile… the Outstanding Drama Series
honor… went to The Young and the Restless CBS…

Actor Shemar Moore presented the Award

taking time to acknowledge the late actor from the show.. Kristoff St.John…

Moore graciously thanked the CBS television network.. for honoring his memory the right way… with a beautiful, and heartfelt send off..to St. John’s character.

The audience gave a standing ovation… to again..honor the actors memory.

Sesame Street.. was honored for 50 years of excellent programming for children.

“Elmo.. ” and friends appeared in a cheerful salute… and special video with treasured memories… over the years.

Other Big Winners in the 2019 ceremony included:

Outstanding Entertainment News Program

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series:
After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series:
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives NBC

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series:
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome

General Hospital

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series:
Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat

General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series;
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series:
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host:
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb…Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda NBC

Kathie Lee accepted award..

Outstanding Morning Program:
CBS Sunday Morning CBS

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program:
Alejandra Oraa, Co-Host

Destinos CNN en Español

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish:

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish:
Six Dreams Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Game Show:
Family Feud SYNDICATED, Hosted by Steve

Outstanding Culinary Program:
Valerie’s Home Cooking Food Network

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program:
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court SYNDICATED

~Evette Dabney, Founder

Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions

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There’s a LOT to love ❤️ about the movie “Little”

Just thinking about this movie..🎥 makes me smile… 😊

I know you’re probably thinking 🤔……

Sooooo….What’s the BIG deal… about “Little?”

Well here’s the run down….

Jordan… also known as “the mean queen 👑

is played perfectly by (Regina Hall).

She is a hardcore business mogul… and super Diva Fashionista! 

To describe her as difficult to work with… is to say the least….

Y’all this chick is mean! A corporate BOSS/MEAN GIRL… at the highest degree. 💯‼️

She stresses her long-suffering assistant… (April), out to the max…

Issa Rae playing the role of “April” —brings something special to this part… There’s a sweetness… and genuine kindness in her personality.

“April” is an awkward… pleasant and well meaning employee… who just wants to do good in the world. 🌍 

Seems fair enough right⁉️
((( insert loud buzzer sound)))  🚨 

Time out…🙅🏽‍♀️  you know this 
“Diva Boss”  ain’t gonna let that happen. She’s not giving her ANY peace… or room to grow.
Jordan micro manages… and harasses her… and ALL her employees on a daily basis. 
Well… -FINALLY- she is taken down several notches… 
As a result, Jordan faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she is magically transformed into a “little” girl. LOL! 😆
Yep! The 13 year old version of herself. 
played to the “hilt” by ( Marsai Martin)  

The days following the magic act… are hilarious! 

Watching Marsai Martin in action is a pleasure!

This young lady takes this role… adds color.. 💜💙💚🧡❤️


attitude… 💁🏽‍♀️ diva-tude

…. and a dash of black girl magic 🖤🎀🖤🎀🖤🎀🖤🎀🖤🎀🖤🎀🖤🎀

and 🏃🏿‍♀️ RUNS with it!

You hear 👂🏽 me ⁉️

This little diva did that!
and did I mention that she served as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER… Yessss she did.
This whole project is based on an idea SHE pitched. She has also earned an exclusive first look deal with universal pictures! Another historic power move… for a young actor. #Bam! 👊🏽
#YouGoMarsai !!!! #TheBestIsYetToCome!✨😄✨
Marsai… is known for her role as the moody twin sister…Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series “Black-ish.”
Based on her popularity on that show… and the feedback I KNOW she’s gonna get from this role… Marsai ‘s star ⭐️ is going to SHINE even brighter.
I can’t wait to watch her grow… and evolve as an actress! 😃
The LITTLE Film is directed by
Tina Gordon Chism…
It’s refreshing and fun! A feel good movie for sure… with great one liners… funny scenes… and modern day accents. Oh! How did y’all like her smart home feature “Home Girl ???” Cute huh⁉️
It’s voiced… by none other than the delightful Tracee Ellis Ross.
Tracee also happens to play Marsai’s MOM on Blackish! #Yay for #girlpower! #Strong #Female #SupportSystems #FemaleEmpowermentRocks!
High five ✋🏽 to Tina Gordon Chism for her approach to this magical modern day fairy tale!Tina is a director….. and screenwriter. Her films include Peeples, ATL and Drumline.
Tina co-wrote the scripts to “Little” and “What Men Want.”
I think this is an empowering film for all little girls to see… with lots of teachable moments.
Big girls have a lot to take away too… and everyone is going to get some great laughs!
Don’t you love when there’s a happy ending… and characters grow.. and change for the better??? Friendship and Trust are definitely subjects deserving of a more positive approach. Round up your circle ⭕️ of friends… to share in some feel good moments!
We all deserve a “Littlehappiness in our hearts! ❤️
#DontMissThis! #Fierce! 🔥 #Fabulous! 💋 and #Fun! 🙌🏽
– Evette Dabney, Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions
~Evette Dabney, Founder and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions 

Sparkle “E” is a trendy entertainment/ lifestyle website… created to highlight GOOD NEWS…and uplifting 

subject matter… to add a little “sparkle” to your life!

Blogs with good vibes! Intriguing subject matter that will ✨✨SHINE BRIGHT✨✨

in a dark world…

A world 🌍 in need of dazzling discoveries, and uplifting entertainment updates and lifestyle news 

Everyone can use an escape from negative happening, and distasteful information all around..

Sparkle-“E” wants to make news a treasure… with “gems” of solid information … and positive images…. that light 💡 up the spirits of our audience!

Here are some of the wonderful things we’ll share at www.sparkle-e.com 💎

-Entertainment News 

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Evette has worked in TV markets across Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Wichita Kansas, and California. She was nominated for an EMMY… while working in San Diego.

Miss Dabney is a noted marketing and social influencer, Media Consultant, Multi-Award Winning professional from TV News (Reporting/Anchoring), Show Host, Announcer, Voice-Over artist, and Actor.

Evette Dabney 

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Evette Dabney is included in the Players Directory, Actors Access, YouTube, Vimeo and many other professional listings and talent data banks.

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..And that’s a Wrap!🎬 Highlights from the 2019 Oscars! ⭐️ 🎥⭐️

For the first time… in 30 years, the Gallant “Knight” fondly called “Oscar” didn’t have a host to lead his grand Night.

But….the famous Golden statue, representing the HIGHEST achievements in film stood strong. Surrounded by a galaxy of stars…

Good ole’ “Oscar” was able to #ShineOn

Everything was just “rosey” when Oscar was “re-invented” with thousands of specially designed RED Flowers for the stage.


The show flowed steadily along… a few amusing moments… but otherwise very dignified and straight forward. The objective was to present awards… and that mission was accomplished..

The 91st Oscars was broadcast LIVE on ABC, SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th, at the Dolby Theater…

in Hollywood. ⭐️ 

The most anticipated award show of the season.. was shown LIVE.. in more than 225 countries.

The band Queen featuring Adam Lambert opened Oscars 2019 with a medley of Queens GREATEST hits.

Let me share a few of my favorite moments from this star studded night..

Regina King won best supporting actress for her portrayal of a loving, supportive and strong mother in the film “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

This also happened to be King’s first Oscar nomination. She gave a very heartfelt acceptance…graciously acknowledging her own mother…

Mom, I love you so much,” Regina said to her mother…sitting in the audience. “Thank you for teaching me that God…always has been leaning in my direction…God is good all the time.”

Amen Regina! 🙏🏽
The crowd cracked up… when Melissa McCarthy came out in an over the top Queen get up… with LOTS rabbits 🐰 attached up and down a long train… 🐇 🐇  🐇 and every where else! ( LOL!) she even took things up a notch… with a finger puppet rabbit! A clear tribute to the film “The Favourite” which is cra-zy!!! I mean.. it’s just over the top! If you haven’t seen it.. go.. but be ready to go on a wild royal adventure!
Now that was a hilarious costume! She was joined onstage by Brian Tyree Henry… who also wore an over the top get up!

And speaking of Costumes…

Ruth E. Carter won best costume design for her unique creations for the mighty kingdom of “WAKANDA!

Carter also designed Costumes for (“Amistad,” “Malcolm X”) She thanked Spike Lee… for giving her… the first breakthrough Job. Ruth also acknowledged the people all around the world… who helped her create the amazing looks for the hit film.

This has been a long time coming,” Carter said in her acceptance speech.

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king…

“It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes.” ~Ruth E. Carter

Ruth Carter makes history… becoming the first African-American winner in the Costume category.
Congratulations Ruth! 🎉
You’re a trend setter.. cut from the finest royal cloth! Congratulations Queen 👑 Designer! 

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart won best production design for creating the powerful world of Wakanda in “Black Panther.”
Beachler also makes history… as the first African-American to grab the big honor.. and to EVER be nominated in this category. 

Keegan Michael Key… hit the scene to do his part of the show… Mary Poppins style! Wowza! What an entrance! He came down from the ceiling of the Dolby Theater… Umbrella open… feet properly positioned.. and everything! 😄
Oh my! This dude is hilarious!

Keegan introduced the Mary Poppins Returns Best Song nominee “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” This Song was performed by the DIVINE Miss “M” Bette Midler! She’s a legend!!!

…. and so is Barbara Streisand!!!

I was thrilled to see her appear to present an Award. The super star singer, actress and director praised Spike Lee’s work, and film BlackKlansman! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 🎥🙌🏼🙌🏼

It was a tremendous night… for the strong… but quiet film gaining national attention for MEXICO. 🇲🇽

Alfonso Cuarón won best cinematography for “Roma,” -and- best Director for the film… now showing on Netflix. 
Two oscars wins during this telecast… and two others before show.
This victory makes him the first director to win for shooting his own film. 

By the way…A total of NINE films from Mexico… were nominated for Academy Awards this year.

✨✨ Booom Shak-a-lacka!!! ✨✨

Spike Lee won best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”

 This is his first EVER Academy Award Win! Wooo-hoooo!!!! And one of the most EXCITING moments of the night!

🙌🏽🙌🏽♥️🙌🏽🙌🏽 The famous Director, educated at Morehouse College in Atlanta… was presented his Oscar from another Big time man of Morehouse College… Top Actor Samuel Jackson.

Jackson was super excited about the victory.. shouting “The House!!!” Which is a well known “Verbal Salute” to the historic black college for men.

I must also salute 👊🏽John David Washington… for his leading role in BlackKlansman…

Washington is also a distinguished graduate 🎓 of Morehouse College!!!

I have to give a shout out.. to my own Alma Mater.. Clark Atlanta University… (formerly known as Clark College) right across the way from Morehouse College.

The same school of Communications/ Broadcasting & Journalism… where I attended College …is where Spike Lee took his early film/ broadcast/ journalism classes… that jump started his career as a director!

In my Spike Lee voice:

🗣 #ShoNuff!

Oh! Spike Lee gave a bright & bold nod to the late singer/musician “Prince” wearing a purple suit and hat… and a necklace with the special symbol… attached to the late performer… and his brand. Also… the rings worn by the late actor Bill Nunn… ( also a Morehouse man!),known as “radio Raheem” …. in the movie

“Do the right thing….

Spike also rocked some GOLD Jordan’s… with Michael Jordan’s personal symbol on one show.. and Spikes “40 acres and a mule branding on the other.

During his acceptance speech… Lee urged people to “do the right thing” in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner,” He said. “Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love vs hate. Let’s do the right thing. You know I had to get that in there.”

( For those of you… who may not get that reference… “Do the right thing… is the title of one of Spikes most popular films… and one of his first major films.

Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Malek is the second actor of Arab descent nominated for an Oscar, following “Lawrence of Arabia” star Omar Sharif. Malek is the first to win this honor.
 I was deeply touched by his words, and extremely Happy to see him Win! The words of his acceptance speech were very moving.
And you know what? I learned something pretty cool about Rami… “He’s a TWIN !!!” Yep! Another brother from the same mother. A mother who was overcome with joy… seeing her son win.. the highest honors in the world of motion pictures/ Film. 🎥 🎞
During his moment in the spotlight… moments after winning… Rami said:

“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Rami honored the legendary band Queen…and talked about Freddy Mercury’s amazing life story.

“The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this,” Malek said.

🎼 🎶 Strike a cord! 🎹 Lady Gaga WINS!!! She was so excited!

Lady Gaga takes the top honor for Best Original Song… created for a re-make… of a popular… dramatic 
love ❤️story. 

GaGa won an Oscar for “Shallow,” the song from “A Star Is Born,” which also happened to be Gaga’s biggest acting opportunity… in her career so far..

During her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga thanked her sister, her parents and co-star Bradley Cooper, who performed the duet with her for the film.

There was quite an impressive group of singers, and musical performers showcasing 2019 Oscar nominated songs. 

They included Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and special guest Bette Midler. Legendary group members of Queen… wowed the crowd… performing with Adam Lambert.

The Oscar stage was decorated in gold… and THOUSANDS of specially treated roses… flown in from Ecuador. It is a lengthy process to make them look so radiant and fresh!

Several Tall & small images of Oscars graced the stage!

Award presenters on center stage included: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tessa Thompson, Tyler Perry, Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Serena Williams, Michael Keaton, Paul Rudd, and Michelle Yeoh.

Here is the complete list of 

Best Picture:

“Green Book”

Lead Actor:

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Lead Actress:

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”


Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Animated Feature:

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” 

Animated Short:

“Bao,” Domee Shi

Adapted Screenplay:

“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Original Screenplay:

“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian 


“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

Best Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film: 
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Roma” (Mexico), Alfonso Cuarón

Film Editing:

Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman

Sound Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone 

Sound Mixing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Paul  Tim Cavagin, John Casali 

Production Design:

“Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler

Original Score

“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson

Original Song:

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

Makeup and Hair:


Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney

Costume Design:

“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter

Visual Effects:

“First Man”

Overall… The 2019 Academy Awards…was a low key show… with major breakthroughs for performers, cast and crew members of color. 

Women captured 15 of the distinguished Honors.

👉🏽 There were a few surprises….

In the Best Actress category. Everybody figured Glenn Close would finally nab the honor.. after 7 nominations…..

But– the award went to Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite.

She gave an incredible performance by the way… but like I said earlier that movie is WILD! Like Dangerous liaisons pumped up on steroids! (LOL!) 😄

The winner… Olivia Coleman was shocked and surprised, getting bombarded with lots of kisses from her husband, and co-Star Emma Stone.

I’m glad to see Greenbook take home Best Picture… and soooo happy to see Mahershala AliWIN his second Academy Award…

( Ironically… this was the only nominated film that I didn’t get to see… I heard GREAT reviews… but it was hard to catch in theaters! Geez!

but seriously though…deep in my soul… I REALLY wanted Black Panther to win BEST picture!


This production was so well done… ( It was Superb I’d say… )

🙌🏽🙌🏽🐾 👑🖤🙌🏽🙌🏽 It broke record numbers in box offices around the world… raking in a billion dollars..

(and still counting!!) 💵💵💵💵

Great story, phenomenal characters, costumes, songs, actions, customs, traditions & production designs…A rare film… where all the key people involved… were AFRICAN AMERICANS!

Top Quality all the way around….

You know what…I’ m going to insert a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE for Director Ryan Coogler,

and the entire cast & crew of Black Panther.. 🐾

( thunderous clapping—> 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽—> more applause…. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Come on’ now… CLAP !!!!

I wish this production continued success! I can’t wait to see what adventures in WAKANDA are coming up next…Fans can’t wait !!!

#WakandaForever 🙅🏽‍♀️

While a lot of different film titles were announced Oscar Sunday…Diversity was the TRUE winner…

(((when all was said and done.))

I’m so proud to see members of the Academy acknowledge GREAT work… from deserving people!  

ALL TYPES of talent.… from ALL walks of life!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽♥️🙌🏽🙌🏽 A true reflection of the real world… 🌎 and all the creative souls that make it go round..

Hooray for Hollywood!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎥 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

But wait… ☝🏽there’s more…

Live with Kelly and Ryan” took over the Oscars stage… immediately following the show.

And so… most folks stopped through after Oscar Parties. People stayed up ALL NIGHT… to get more behind the scenes details… from Oscars 2019.

During the Oscars telecast, the first person winners saw after leaving the stage was Kelly Ripa.

She offered winners, and other celebrities tequila and candy!

It was really nice to see the fun exchanges, and heartfelt interviews… where Academy Award Winners got to Thank… and acknowledge other important people… they couldn’t recognize during the strictly timed acceptance speech.

Ryan Seacrest also gave us a peak inside his preparation days… before the Oscars.

👉🏽 please believe he’s got to learn a LOT to stay on his toes! Practice! Practice! Practice!

It truly takes a village to create his “perfect” image.. with everything from the right bow tie… and tuxedo… to proper lighting sound.. and camera angles.

After his “Oscar School preps” one of America’s favorite hosts knows everything about everybody!

Ryan and Kelly also have great chemistry together! It’s obvious everyday on the show… but even more… when they do pre-taped spoofs!

Their latest one was mimicking Lady Gaga.. and Bradley Cooper in “A star is born.” If you haven’t seen it… look for it online! #PureGenius! ✨😆✨

~Evette Dabney, Owner, Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions.

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… in a dark world… that needs an escape from negative things that are happening, and distasteful news. 

Sparkle-“E” wants to make entertainment news a treasure… with gems of solid information … and images that light up the spirits of our audience… when they read… and/ or see the wonderful things we share!

Sparkle-“E” is a relatively ~new~ #entertainment #lifestyle website building a STRONG following… from connections cultivated by Emmy nominated TV journalist Evette Dabney… a noted marketing and social influencer, Award Winning professional from TV News Reporting, Hosting, Voice-Over & Anchor jobs/print/ social media jobs/ connections. 
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Every consideration is appreciated to help an independently established…small African-American female… entertainment business.
Journalists, Bloggers and Entertainment personalities of color… also deserve to be recognized and SUPPORTED!!!

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Evette Dabney

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