Archive | December, 2016

“Daylight Sucks” Issue #2 Is Out Now!

29 Dec
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Daylight Sucks developed by telenovela star Katie Barberi (Dona Barbara; Eva la trailera, actor Craig Hurley, and producer Mauricio Toro released Christmas Day. Daylight Sucks follows the adventures of the Alnwicks family – a group of vigilante vampires dedicated to seeking justice for various social issues, including: animal rights, environmental protections, bullying, and LGBT issues, among others. While the Alnwicks deliver judgement, vengeance and violence in Daylight Sucks, there is also the star-crossed, seemingly impossible, bilingual love story of Esperanza Martínez. Her quest for a better life north of the Mexican border and to find the father she has never known leads her to the unexpected. Will her world collide with that of the Alnwicks?
In Issue #2, as our young heroine, beautiful, brave undocumented immigrant Esperanza Martinez (visually inspired by the stunning Alexa Pomales) continues her quest for a better life north of the Mexican border, we discover that back in her native Mexico City, she leaves behind a sad mother named Estela (visually inspired by the lovely, talented Maite Embil). We also meet one of the Alnwick clan members, whose presence in Esperanza’s life may be vital to her survival.
The new issue is available at www.daylightsucks.com.

Interview With Niki And Gabi! (@NikiDemar)(@GabCake)

22 Dec

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1. How did you get your start on YouTube?

Niki: We didn’t fit in at high school and we started making videos before YouTube. We would remake music videos, we had a channel called the remake girls. Eventually that lead to our channel Niki & Gabi Beauty which now has evolved to just Niki & Gabi.

Gabi: We would post videos of us singing, remake songs and started a channel doing that.

2. How are you and your videos different from other youtube personalities?

Niki: We are twins, we are similar yet different, especially our styles. Our fans relate to either Gabi or I but at the end of the day they all come together supporting us. It’s about uniting girls.

Gabi: I don’t sugar coat anything.

3. What is your favorite video on your channel?

Niki: Kendall & Kylie exposed

Gabi: Kendall & Kylie exposed

4. Can you tell us what it was like being a part of the “Girls Night In” Tour?

Gabi: It was life changing and it was something I didn’t think I could do.

Niki: It was the best thing I did in 2016 and my favorite memory. When it ended it was hard to go back to “normal life” because normal life had become living on a bus. Our “normal” is always changing I guess.

5. What was your favorite city?

Gabi: Kansas City

Niki: San Francisco

6. Would you ever go on a tour again or host one of your own?

Niki: Yes! I want to do a tour with our own original music.

Gabi: Yes! I would love to host one of our own.

7. Can you tell us about your single “First?”

Gabi: It’s a song I wrote a few years ago as a middle school perspective. I re-vamped it to a 21 year-old perspective going through a break up.

Niki: Gabi wrote the song years ago and I couldn’t relate to it, it was just on a different level. She rewrote it with a different melody and some new lyrics for the verses and I was able to apply it to what was going on in my life post break up. It became my go to song, the one I would listen to all the time in the car. I feel like the song can apply to so many different age groups.

8. What was it like filming the music video for that?

Gabi: It was fun putting visual to music that I had written years ago.

Niki: This was our first time using male actors. There was a lot of goofing around, we had a lot of fun. This was our first music video with a more grown-up aesthetic.

9. Is music something you really want to do in 2017?

Niki: Yeah! Gabi has a lot more songs she’s written and we are hoping to put together an EP/album in 2017.

Gabi: Yes! Absolutely!

10. Are you working on any upcoming projects?

Gabi: Music definitely!

Niki: Working on music and there’s a lot of original stuff coming out with YouTube, our music and scripted stuff.

11. What are your social media accounts?

Niki: Twitter- NikiDemar

Instagram-NikiDemar

Snapchat-NikiDemarrr

Vlog-NikiDemar

Gabi:

Twitter-Gabcake

Instagram-GabriellaDemartino

Snapchat-fancysnapsbyGab

Vlog-fancyvlogsbyGab

Interview With Jacob Buster From “The Christmas Project” (@JacobBuster1)

16 Dec

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Photo Credit: Sally Meyer

1. How did you get your start in acting?

My dad is a director/writer and my mom is a casting director.  So, I always knew about the business a little, but wasn’t totally interested.  When I was 7 years old my mom cast me in a local Utah film and I just fell in love with the process on set.  I’ve never been in a play and didn’t know at that age that acting was even something I would be good at or love. After that first project it just kind of felt like it was meant to be.  

2. What is your favorite part about the job?

I love becoming a character.  I love exploring emotions and working with other creative people.   Also, being a social person, I really love meeting new people.  Acting allows me to meet new people and get to know them in a really deep way pretty quickly.  I really love that part of acting.

3. What has been your favorite character to play and why?

Charlie on Colony has been my favorite character.  I love getting to play a role for an extended period of time.  I also love building real relationships with my TV family.  It’s also the kind of role I love to play, serious and emotional. 

4. Can you tell us about your character in your new holiday film “The Christmas Project?”

This was just pure fun!  I played Matthew Buckley. He’s the 2nd of four brothers.  He’s bullied at school and always in a losing competition with his older brother.  Matthew is just a good, kind kid who learns about the true Christmas Spirit when he has to be a Secret Santa for his bullies.

5. What was your experience like working on this wonderful project?

I loved the comedy and working with pretty much only kids.   This movie had so many fun, funny, and high energy moments.   It didn’t feel like work at all.  We just played the whole time!

6. Do you have a favorite scene that you filmed?

My favorite scene was when we rolled our youngest brother off the top bunk bed onto a pile of pillows. 

7. How was this project different from others that you’ve worked on in the past?

It was very different than my usual roles.  It was light and fun rather than serious.  I didn’t have a disease, my parents were both alive, it was a happy family Christmas movie.  I only had to cry once!

8. Can you tell us about your character on “Colony?”

Charlie has been separated from his family for a year.  He has been abused and learned to develop a thick skin.  From his trauma, he has kind of shut down emotionally but also has become pretty world-wise and strong. Like I said, it’s the kind of role I book.  It’s been fun to get to play Charlie a little longer and explore his layers a little more.

9. What can fans expect from the second season?

 They can expect even more twists and turns and a fast-paced storyline.  They can also expect lots of reveals and surprises!

10. Do you have any fun holiday plans?

After living away from my family for five months shooting Colony, I’m actually looking forward to a low key holiday hanging with my family.

11. What are your social media accounts?

Answer: Instagram: @jacob_buster and Twitter: @JacobBuster1.

Interview With Grace Valerie! (@MsGraceValerie)

13 Dec

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  1. How did you get started in the music industry?

I always wanted to be a singer. So since I was a kid, I was taking vocal lessons and piano lessons. I performed a lot and was able to come to LA to pursue a music career here.

  1. Who or what inspires your music?

My biggest music inspiration is Beyoncé. Besides her, music inspires me, people, nature. So many beautiful things around us. We just need to pay attention 🙂

  1. How would you describe your sound?

I think I am still in search of my signature sound.

However, my music is danc-y, very lively and honest. Something everyone can relate to.

  1. Can you tell us about your single “See How We Run?”

“See how we Run” is my latest single. This song is based on personal experiences. It’s a modern day Bonnie and Clyde song. At least that’s how it see it lol

5. What was the recording process like?

It was super fun! Brandon Paddock, Klaypex and I were in the studio. We were playing around with the beat, creating some lyrics, trying different styles and finally we came up with “See How We Run”! Recording was even more fun! We finished the song in a few hours and knew it was going to be awesome.

  1. You’ve had a lot of success with your song “When the Lights Go Down”, what is that fan response like for you as an artist?

I have the best fans! They support me through it all. Online, I love that they actively like my music, comment and share. This makes me work even harder.

  1. Do you have any upcoming projects?

I am always writing and recording more music but I also have a few projects with my acting in the works.:)

  1. What are your social media accounts where your fans can stay connected with you?

FB – Grace Valerie page

Twitter, IG @msgracevalerie

 

Check out Grace’s videos for “See How We Run”

 

Brooke Lewis Is Set To Release “Profess Your Hot Mess” Makeup Line On December 14th! (@BrookeLewisLA)

13 Dec

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Brooke Lewis is ready to release her ‘Profess Your Hot Mess’ with TASH Cosmetics on December 14th! TASH Cosmetics and Brooke Lewis are both dedicated to encouraging women to “feel good about themselves” and promoting beauty from the inside out, as said in their mission statement, “Let’s stop trying to be “perfect” and get “pretty” from the inside out!”

TASH Cosmetics and Brooke Lewis have created ‘Profess Your Hot Mess’ which is a line of highly pigmented colors ranging from gorgeous purples to neutral browns. Purple Haze, Moonlite Mauve, White Lace, Mocha, Hush Brown, and Nude are a few of the shades just to name a few. Brooke has created a line of very versatile eyeshadow colors that mix and match well together, as well as a lipstick to top off the finished look. There is something in this line for all women.

‘Profess Your Hot Mess’ makeup can be purchased at TASH Cosmetics: http://tashcosmetics.com/p/the-brooke-lewis-line

For more information on Brooke Lewis and Coaching From A Professed Hot Messhttp://beyouandbefearlesslifecoach.com/hot-mess.php

Use the discount code #BROOKE17 when buying your holiday gifts!

Comment below what your favorite product is from the line!

Interview With Eloah Jones! (@EloahJones)

12 Dec

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 How did you get started in the music industry? 

I started singing around age 11 and completely fell in love with it. My friends and family encouraged me to start singing in public, so I starting singing at church, talent shows etc. At age 12 I attended a talent showcase in Florida and performed in front of several producers. With lots of hard work, I eventually got noticed by some very influential people in the music business and that led to the release of my debut single.

  1. How would you describe your sound? 

I would describe my sound as captivating, powerful and fun!

  1. Who are your favorite artists?

Selena Gomez, Banks, Lana del Rey & Taylor swift, to name a few! I love how they keep it real. I aspire to be that type of artist.

  1. If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be and why?

Most definitely the king of pop, Michael Jackson! He was an amazing performer, songwriter, and producer. I would have loved to have been able to work with him.

  1. Can you tell us about your new single “Soldier?” 

Soldier is about staying strong when going through tough times. Even though my single “Soldier” is mostly about a break up, I feel like it can help people through any type of struggle. I think the song is very powerful and positive.

  1. Who or what influenced the song?

This past year  I went through a lot of adversity, and was very close to giving up. But then I realized there are so many people going through the same thing, so I wrote about my struggles to help myself, and others who are hurting. My main goal is for my music to be able to help people through tough situations. I care for people a lot.

  1. What is the writing process like for you?

Writing as always been therapeutic to me. It has been ever since I was young. Every day I write down lyrics in a journal, I write about how I feel. And if I ever have writers block, I’ll write something silly, like what I had for lunch! I’m constantly writing, lyrics usually come pretty easy to me!

  1. Do you have any other music or projects coming out soon?

Like I said, I’m constantly writing. I’m hoping to get in the studio soon. You will definitely be hearing more from me soon!

  1. What are your social media accounts?

Instagram: @eloahjones

Twitter: @eloahjones

Snapchat: @eloahjones

Facebook: Eloah Jones

YouTube: Eloah Jones

SoundCloud: Eloah Jones

10.Do you have any fun holiday plans?

I’m going to spend this holiday season with my amazing family and friends the Lord blessed me with! I think the best part of the holidays is being around your loved ones!

Interview With Marissa Heart From “HAIRSPRAY LIVE” (@MarissaHeart)

12 Dec

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Photo Credit: Birdie Thompson

  1. How did you land your role in “Hairspray Live”?

My agent had emailed me saying that I was invited to the Hairspray Live “invited call” auditions and I remember exactly how excited I was!  Being a part of Hairspray has been a dream of mine since I was younger, so there was no way I was missing that audition. I went to the first auditions and received a callback so they handed me a packet that had sides and sheet music that I needed to have prepared for callbacks the following day.  At callbacks, they were making cut after cut and when there were only  about ten of us left. That’s when they had us go in one by one to be put on tape singing and reading our sides. Two days later I received the email saying that I was pinned for the role! I remember crying because I was so happy! A few days later, my agents called me and told me that I had booked it! I screamed so loud I couldn’t contain myself!

  1. Can you tell us about your character?

My character is Tammy and she’s the flirtiest of all of the Nicest Kids! She was so much fun to play! She’s also one of the girls who is closest to Amber so I got to be bratty towards Tracy which is the total opposite of how I am in real life!

  1. How are you similar to your character?

I’m not very similar to Tammy when she was being mean which is why she was so much fun to play!  When we would be doing our dance numbers and would be overly happy and cheesy, that’s how I am most of the time so I related to that.

  1. What has the experience of working on such a spectacular project been like for you so far?

This is truly the most incredible experience of my life!!  I have never been a part of anything like this.  The Hairspray Live family and experience is truly something that I will carry with me forever.

  1. How is this project different from others you’ve worked on in the past?

No other project that I have worked on has ever had the bond that we’ve created! We are genuinely a big family that has so much unconditional love for one another.

  1. Do you have a favorite scene?

My favorite scene would have to be when we perform “Nicest Kids In Town”! I love that all of us Nicest Kids had the opportunity to introduce ourselves on national television!

  1. Can you tell us about your role on “Breaking Through”?

I played Tara in “Breaking Through” and I absolutely loved playing her! She was very similar to how I am in real life, so she was really fun to play. She was just a nice, sweet girl who wanted to have fun, be accepted and be a part of the crew!

  1. Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’ve been having some meetings with different networks with my agency regarding a new show!  It’s so exciting!!  I’m also working on creating and recording new music!

  1. Where can fans stay connected with you on social media?

I use Instagram the most! It’s my favorite social media outlet to post on because I feel like it’s the best way to connect with fans! My Instagram handle is @marissaheart!  I also use Twitter (@marissaheart) and Facebook (marissaheartt)! 

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