Teri Hatcher (www.babble.com)

Teri Hatcher (babble.com)

Teri Hatcher, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, Laila Ali, Nancy O’DellJoel Madden, Brett Ratner, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Billy Bush and Annalynne McCord

have been confirmed on star-studded list of celebrity humanitarians attending the red carpet and Noble Awards event this Sunday, Oct. 18th at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills.
Morgan Freeman is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and is also confirmed.
Brian McKnight
is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and pop and R&B musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who can play nine instruments: piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, French horn and trumpet. Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 11 albums to date, 7 of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and has sold over 20 Million albums worldwide. He just released a new album last month. Brian McKnight (Video)
8-year old Emily Bear – One of the youngest if not the world’s youngest composer, who played at the White House will perform live Sunday at Beverly Hilton during the two hour Noble Awards show.

Ravinia Festival, has performed with many well known musicians, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” five times and performed at the White House. See Events for more info and Galleries for photos and videos.

Julio Iglesias Jr. – Dejame volar


Julio Iglesias Jr. was born in Madrid, Spain to well-known singer, Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler. He moved to Miami, Florida at a very young age, a place he now considers home. Although he has spent his whole life surrounded by music, his own personal journey into the music industry didn’t begin until the late 90’s when he released his first album in English titled “Under My Eyes” with Epic Records. With the desire to go back to his roots and reestablish himself, the budding musician searched for new territory to conquer. Julio chose to sing in Spanish and the result is the mind-expanding Tercera Dimension.
The two-hour event, hosted by Access Hollywood’s very own Billy Bush, seeks to annually honor up to a dozen charities and celebrities who actively support them, elevating awareness of these organizations and the impact of their work.
Celebrities who will accept awards on behalf of the charities being honored include Laila Ali (Women’s Sports Foundation), Bush (Lollipop Theater Network), Kenny Edmonds (Stand Up to Cancer), Teri Hatcher (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), Norman Lear (Playing for Change), Joel Madden (The Art of Elysium), Annalynne McCord (The Blind Project), Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell (Best Buddies), Eva Longoria Parker (Padres Contra El Cancer) and Brett Ratner (DoSomething.org).
The Blind Project, The Lollipop Theater Network, Padres Contra El Cancer and Playing for Change will be honored along with six other previously announced charities.
During the ceremony, each will be presented with an award sculpture, designed by Antonio Banderas, with personal touches added by children who participated in The Art of Elysium workshop at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Brian McKnight and Julio Iglesias, Jr., along with Emily Bear and Timothy Mitchum will provide live musical performances throughout the evening.
“We are delighted to present these eleven distinguished charities and their celebrity supporters with the inaugural Noble Award,” said Janeen Mansour, creator and executive producer of the Noble Awards. “We hope this will inspire a revolution for giving not only in Hollywood, but globally.”
For more information, please visitwww.thenobleawards.org.  
Noble Awards Announces Five New Nominees – Eva Longoria and Morgan Freeman confirmed as attending star-studded event

Eva Longoria
is receiving a Noble Award for her work with Padres Contra El Cancer.

Eva Longoria
Parker (Padres Contra El Cancer)  is among Celebs who will receive awards on behalf of the charities being honored include Laila Ali (Women’s Sports Foundation), Bush (Lollipop Theater Network), Kenny Edmonds (Stand Up to Cancer), Teri Hatcher (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), Norman Lear (Playing for Change), Joel Madden (The Art of Elysium),Annalynne McCord (The Blind Project), Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell (Best Buddies) and Brett Ratner (DoSomething.org).

The five new award honorees released today for the inaugural Noble Awards this Sunday (10-18-09), at theBeverly Hilton Hotel include: The Blind Project, The Lollipop Theater Network, Padres Contra El Cancer and Playing for Change. They’ll be honored along with six other charities announced earlier. Additionally, Academy Award-winning Actor, Morgan Freeman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his involvement in more than dozen charies.

The two-hour event, hosted byAccess Hollywood’s very own Billy Bush, will honor up to a dozen charities and celebrities who actively support them annually, boosting awareness of these organizations and the work they do. During the ceremony, each will be presented with an award sculpture, designed by Antonio Banderas, with personal touches added by children who participated in The Art of Elysium workshop at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Brian McKnight and Julio Iglesias, Jr., along with Emily Bear and Timothy Mitchum will provide live musical performances throughout the evening.
“We are delighted to present these eleven distinguished charities and their celebrity supporters with the inaugural Noble Award,” said TV Celebrity Anchor Janeen Mansour, creator and executive producer of the Noble Awards.“With the presentation of the Noble Awards, our goal is to turn the spotlight back onto these celebrities and charities to provide recognition, to educate, to inspire, and to encourage even more support from theHollywood community and the public at large,” explained Mansour. Morgan Freeman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless work and dedication to over a dozen non-profits.

SPONSORS:Official partners for the 2009 Noble Awards include 7-Eleven which will launch their Cup with a Cause program at the event featuring celebrity designed coffee cups at 7-Eleven retail locations nationwide. Rumblefish Jewelry will design a jewelry line based on The Noble Awards and Be a Noble, where a percentage of sales will be donated to Noble charities.Look to the Stars which will work year round with the Noble Awards to promote philanthropy in Hollywood.
Additional partners include: EIF/iParticipate, The Hollywood Reporter, Audi, Participant Media and Takepart.com, One Hope Wine, The Beverly Hilton, Mobile Cause, Rosenthal and GoodSearch. The film industry has the Oscars, television has the Emmys and the music industry has the Grammy Awards. Now, thecharity community and its most dedicated Hollywoodsupporters have The Noble Awards.
More information is at www.thenobleawards.org.
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Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, Laila Ali, Nancy O’Dell, Joel Madden, Brett Ratner, Kenny Babyface Edmonds and Anna Lynne McCord are among long list of stars attending the Beverly Hills Awards show

Morgan Freeman to received First Annual Noble Awards Lifetime Achievement award

Morgan Freeman to received First Annual Noble Awards Lifetime Achievement award

Beverly Hills, CA – Academy Award-winning Actor Morgan Freeman can now boast about another award to add to his hall of fame in Hollywood. Morgan has been selected to received the First LifeTime Achievement Award at the 1st Annual Noble Awards, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

TV Anchor Janeen Mansour and Executive Producer Ziad Batal are the founders of this Sunday’s event, which will honor humanitarian celebs in a the two hour event produced on behalf of the Celebrity Charity Awards Corporation (CCAC); The CCAC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Other confirmed celebs attending include: Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, Laila Ali, Nancy O’Dell, Joel Madden, Brett Ratner, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Billy Bush and Annalynne McCord

The star-studded awards event will also feature live entertainment with Brian McKnight, Julio Iglesias Jr.,  Emily  Bear and Timmy Mitchum.

Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released a dozen albums, more than half of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and has sold more than 20 Million albums worldwide. Brian has received numerous awards including Soul Train Awards and Image Awards, and numerous nominations including Grammy’s, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and American Music Awards.

Currently in Spain but Julio Iglesias Jr. will perform at Sunday’s event and he willsoon be in Hollywood recording a new album and watch for his work in film. Although Julio has spent his whole life surrounded by music (, Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler, parents), his own personal journey into the music industry didn’t start until the late 90’s when he released his first album in English titled “Under My Eyes” with Epic Records. Igelsias chose to sing in Spanish and the result is the mind-blowing Tercera Dimension.

The Celebrity Charity Awards Corporation will launch a year-round campaign to better unify the efforts of charities with celebrities, influencers, media and everyday citizens in order to create an powerful forum for change and service with this first annual awards program on October 18th. The awards, which are more like sculptures were designed by Actor Antonio Banderas, who mustered the help of handicapped and child burn victims. The charity honorees for the first annual Noble Awards include:

  • The Art of Elysium encourages actors, artists and musicians to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.
  • Best Buddies, founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which treats the most seriously ill and injured children in LA is one of the nation’s best pediatric facilities
  • DoSomething.org seeks to help young people to take action around any cause, aiming to activate two million people per year by 2011.
  • The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation offers ground-breaking research programs, prevention and treatment programs that bring dramatic changes to the lives of children worldwide
  • Keep a Child Alive offers life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India
  • Stand Up To Cancer is Entertainment Industry Foundation program that unites major TV networks, Hollywood and prominent leaders in cancer research
  • Women’s Sports Foundation, opens the doors for girls and women in sports and fitness through education, advocacy, recognition and grants

“Celebrities have been donating their time to charity they feel passionate about for a long time, “said Janeen Mansour, founder of the event. Earlier this year she launched the first successful Celebrity Shoe Toss, where music, TV and Movie celebs donated hundreds of shoes to needy families of the Salvation Army. For more on this story and event click here (MORE)

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Janeen Mansour
Noble Awards

Creator Janeen Mansour of the 1st Annual Noble Awards For Hollywood Charity Work Takes Center Stage Oct. 18th In Beverly Hills To Honor Celebrity Humanitarians

Beverly Hills, CA – Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, Laila Ali, Nancy O’DellJoel Madden, Brett Ratner, Kenny BabyfaceEdmonds and Anna Lynne McCord have been confirmed on a big list of celebrity humanitarians attending a star-studded awards event this Sunday, Oct. 18th at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills.

Confirmed singers and performers include: Brian McKnight and Julio Iglesias Jr.

TV Anchor Janeen Mansour and Executive Producer Ziad Batal are the creators of this Sunday’s event honoring humanitarian celebs. Billed as the 1st Annual Noble Humanitarian Awards, the two hour event will be produced on behalf of theCelebrity Charity Awards Corporation (CCAC); The CCAC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Brian McKnight
is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and pop and R&B musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who can play nine instruments: piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, French horn and trumpet. Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 11 albums to date, 7 of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and has sold over 20 Million albums worldwide. He just released a new album last month. Brian has received numerous awards including Soul Train Awards and Image Awards, and numerous nominations including Grammy’s, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and American Music Awards.

Julio Iglesias Jr.
was born in Madrid, Spain to well-known singer, Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler. He moved to Miami, Florida at a very young age, a place he now considers home. Although he has spent his whole life surrounded by music, his own personal journey into the music industry didn’t begin until the late 90’s when he released his first album in English titled “Under My Eyes” with Epic Records. With the desire to go back to his roots and reestablish himself, the budding musician searched for new territory to conquer. Julio chose to sing in Spanish and the result is the mind-expanding Tercera Dimension.  Currently in Spain but he will soon be in Hollywood to record a new album and do some cinema.

The Celebrity Charity Awards Corporation will launch a year-round campaign to better unify the efforts of charities with celebrities, influencers, media and everyday citizens in order to create an effective forum for change and service through the staging of the first annual awards on October 18th. The awards, which are more like sculptures are designed by Antonio Banderas along with handicapped and burn victims. The charity honorees for the first annual Noble Humanitarian Awards include:

  • The Art of Elysium encourages actors, artists and musicians to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. It provides artistic workshops in acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing
  • Best Buddies, founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, founded in 1901, has treated the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and is widely recognized as one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation
  • DoSomething.org seeks to empower young people to take action around any cause, aiming to activate two million people per year by 2011.  It enables a generation of teenagers to convert their ideas and energy into positive action
  • The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundationoffers innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts and rapidly expanding prevention and treatment programs that bring dramatic changes to the lives of children worldwide
  • Keep a Child Alive offers life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS
  • Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, is a collaboration uniting the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy
  • Women’s Sports Foundation, founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, is dedicated to increasing opportunities for girls and women in sports and fitness through education, advocacy, recognition and grants

“Celebrities have been donating their time to charity hey feel passionate about for a long time, “said Janeen Mansour, founder of the event. Earlier this year she launched the first successful Celebrity Shoe Toss, where music, TV and Movie celebs donated hundreds of shoes to needy families of the Salvation Army.

Mansour has interviewed tons of celebrities and said she was inspired for this project after interviewing the Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and learning about her significant charitable work.

“Celebrities attract media coverage, and organizations benefit,” she said.  “With the Noble Awards, we aim to turn around the spotlight onto these celebrities and charities in a move that recognizes, educations, inspires and encourages even more support from the Hollywood community and the public at large.  It’s an annual celebration of service and volunteerism,” said Mansour.

The Line up of Hollywood movers and shakes behind the cameras and scenes will also make for a powerful and emotional evening. The star-studded veterans of Hollywood teaming up for the Noble Awards Show production with Janeen Mansour include:

  • Ziad Batal (Executive Producer), founder of All 4 Media, one of the  most prominent film/TV production companies, and the creator and producer of dozens of reality, talk and sports programs in the Middle East
  • Michael B. Seligman (Producer), President & CEO of Seligman Entertainment, Inc, whose 35 years of work includes the Oscars, the Emmy’s, AFI’s, Kennedy Center Honors and Stand Up To Cancer
  • Tisha Fein (Producer), whose three-decade experience includes the Emmys, Grammys, Tonys, World Music Awards, Fashion Rocks, Movies Rock and Stand Up to Cancer
  • Danette Herman (Producer/Executive in Charge of Talent), whose work spans the Academy Awards, Emmys, Kennedy Center Honors, CNN Heroes, Stand Up To Cancer and Live Earth

“Everyone should be part of the noble awards,” said Executive Producer Ziad Batal. “Because it’s something you can teach your kids. This is about giving awards to people who do noble, incredible things. We are inspiring a revolutioin for giving,” he said.

Be sure to visit this blog for updates and developments on who’s coming, who’s participating and how you can get involved: If not you who else?

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King of Pop Michael Jackson

King of Pop Michael Jackson

A Live Event For a Dead Superstar Costs Taxpayers $5 Million Dollars

“This has gotten to the point, where AEG needs to step up to the plate and pay for the costs of Michael Jackson’s Memorial,” Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine said shortly after the event at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

From a publicity standpoint the numbers are still being tallied, but when all three networks, cable networks Fox and CNN broadcast an event live without sponsorship the lost could amount to millions of dollars. This is probably the most positive publicity Michael Jackson has received in his entire lifetime, even more than the 55 tour dates he was rehearsing for at Staples, which was shown during the live world telecast at Staples.

There was not news conference or news release needed, just a twitter or two, which also was over capacity from people tweeting inside and outside the event.

For the City of LA, $500 million in the red and sending employees home early on Fridays it was expensive. According to Zine the Swat Team and those who work anti terrorism were all called in for the media circus. Zine a former LAPD sergeant for several decades also noted that the freeways were shutdown impacting businesses and commuters to downtown Los Angeles and to and from the Forest Lawn Cemetery, where it all began at 8:00 A.M.

All the major networks put out the best LAPD message over the airwaves, “the best seat in the house is on your couch at home.” True. 17,000 plus people were issued lottery tickets, but many stayed home for the best seat in the house. So did this writer.

Overall, the ceremony was outstanding, the most dead air ever witnessed at a concert memorial, so quiet you could hear the air conditioners whirling. Most of the people inside the Staples who spoke harped on the same theme that Michael Jackson brought the world together with songs like, “I will be there, we are the world,” and so on. The speeches were moving from Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, who go the largest standing ovation when he said, “Michael was the greatest entertainer ever,”; Usher, Stevie Wonder and even Reverend Al Sharpton was more low key, and on key with the same theme. “I just want you children to know there was nothing strange about your Daddy, but there were a lot of strange things your Daddy had to deal with,” said Rev. Sharpton.

Tomorrow will tell a new story, and the freeways will be packed again, not with limos but single car drivers. Tomorrow’s headlines will probably read “King of Pop Saluted in Emotional Memorial.”

There is always light at the end of the gloomy economic tunnel. In this case, one Holiday Inn hotel manager said after AEG announced the memorial to be held across the street from his Inn, 195 rooms sold out. Elsewhere, hotels did well, too and some estimates range from $3 to $4 million from those keeping track of the figures. Tomorrow will tell a new story, and the freeways will be packed again, not with limos but single car drivers.

Tomorrow’s headlines will probably read
“King of Pop Saluted in Emotional Memorial.”