Monday, March 05, 2018


David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo was photographed at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert today in New York City. 

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch


STEM-ulate NY: Future Thinkers Education Event Part of National Links, Incorporated Initiative to Help Eliminate the STEM Academic Achievement Gap for Students of Color
Students Attending GNY Links Stem-ulate

NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 – The Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (GNY) recently hosted an afternoon of learning and engagement as part of a national initiative to advance and promote STEM Education among minority youth. Presented by the GNY Links International Trends and National Trends Facets, STEM-ulate NY: Future Thinkers was aptly held at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering at Brooklyn’s Metro Tech Center. Nearly 20 students were in attendance, each receiving the benefit of one-on-one exchange and cross-disciplinary insights from NYU School of Engineering students, who volunteered their time to work with the elementary school students on various aspects of the STEM curriculum. Among the participating students were 14 children from Harlem’s Promise Academy II charter school.

STEM education is a curriculum based on the concept that students greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary and applied approach to understanding and becoming proficient in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “The Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to the notion that all children deserve access and exposure to academically stimulating and challenging curricula that will help them achieve future academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” says Rhonda Joy McLean, president of GNY Links. “My Links Sisters of the National Trends and International Trends Facets have fully embraced the developing and presenting of programs such as these. We also believe in the power and importance of arts education and added a complementary arts element transforming the event into a STEAM event.”

The full day of activities began with the screening of an original video, "What is Engineering" by Heir-O-Links Kyla Jones and Kendal Askins, with instruction by Ms. Askins about the construction, functions, and differences between serial and parallel circuits. The instruction was followed by the students having hands-on opportunities to build circuits, design and create artwork, problem-solve, and build the optimal circuits to light the artwork.  Each girl received a copy of the book, “What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors", courtesy of Link Anita Farrington.

“Presenting this event is in full alignment with the United Nations General Assembly resolution challenging all of us to ensure that women and girls of all ages have full and equal access and the right to participate in science, technology and innovation as a means of achieving gender equality and empowerment,” says Rev. Sydney Avent, J.D.

“GNY Links presented this event as a means of expressing our support of the UN’s International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls should and do play in science and technology. We are therefore delighted to partner with NYU Tandon School of Engineering in making this possible,” Rev. Avent adds.

GNY Links who participated in the event include: Sydney Avent, Nailah Flake-Brown, Lesley Horton Campbell, Michelle Donaldson, Anita Farrington, DeNora Getachew, Sheryl Huggins, Kim Hylton, Debbie Jackson, Ruth “Cookie” Jean, Donna Jones, Jillian Joseph, Yvonne McLeod, Gerri Warren Merrick, Ketly Michel, Gail Monroe-Perry, Helen Shelton, and Minta Spain. Heir-O-Links Kendal Askins, Kianna Jones, Kyla Jones and Michael Kurtz also participated.

The goal for GNY Links is to expand STEM-ulate NY: Future Thinkers into an ongoing program that would be incorporated into an umbrella effort to bring other like-minded partners together in this important.

About the Greater New York Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

Established in 1946, The Links, Incorporated, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who, linked in friendship, are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent. The Links, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization, which consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas.

Greater New York Chapter, founded in 1949, was the first chapter chartered in New York and comprises members from all five boroughs in New York City and from Long Island. Under the leadership of President, Rhonda Joy McLean, Greater New York Chapter is committed to fostering community outreach in the New York metropolitan area through quality programs with a long-term impact on the well-being and enrichment of African-Americans and other traditionally underserved communities. For the past several years, Greater New York has focused heavily on enhancing the lives of those who have been victimized by domestic and family violence through each of its five Facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, Health and Human Services, National Trends and Services and International Trends and Services. For more information log on to Greater New York Chapter’s Web site at

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Friday, March 02, 2018


Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn was photographed at Hulu’s Hard Sun New York Premiere at Regal Union Square in New York City.



The truth is revealed in the new trailer for CHAPPAQUIDDICK starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, and Jim Gaffigan with Bruce Dern. The untold true story, recalling the mysterious events of the scandalous 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (Clarke) and a campaign worker (Mara) who died at the scene, hits theaters April 6th!

In the riveting suspense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.

Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, and Taylor Nichols with Olivia Thirlby and Bruce Dern
Directed by: John Curran (Tracks, The Painted Veil)
Written by: Screenplay by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan
Producers: Chris Fenton is executive producing with Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan alongside producer Chris Cowles
Distributor: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Genre: Suspense, Drama, Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 101 Minutes

Thursday, March 01, 2018


Jamie Morton With James Cooper And Alice Levine

Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine were photographed at THE BUILD SERIES today in New York City.



ABC'S THE VIEW -- Rep. Schiff calls on his colleagues in the Intelligence Committee to "compel" witnesses who have refused to answer questions about their time on the Trump team — including Hope Hicks and Corey Lewandowski: "They need to be subpoenaed."

Guest co-host Condoleezza Rice tells Rep. Schiff: "If the Russians did it to us the first time, shame on them. If they do it to us again, shame on us."

Rep. Schiff says "not nearly enough" is being done to combat Russian attempts to interfere in future American elections: "We need to send a clear message to Russia that any further meddling won't be tolerated — they'll pay a heavy price for it."

"I appreciate what you're doing for the country — but I really hope you can wrap it up," Rice tells Rep. Schiff her hopes for the Russia probe: "The country needs to get back to business, so... my greatest hope is that this gets done."

"Bob Mueller will make the decision whether there's proof beyond reasonable doubt to indict and convict people," Schiff said. "It is not his responsibility to tell the country what happened... indeed, no guarantee that the country will ever learn what Bob Mueller finds apart from an indictment."


Margo Martindale

Margo Martindale was all smiles when we photographed her today at THE BUILD SERIES in New York City.


Countdown To The Oscars

For the first time, ABC presents “Countdown to the Oscars, Live!” an unprecedented three-hour special, live from the red carpet. This ultimate guide to Hollywood’s biggest night prepares viewers for the highly anticipated 90th Oscars, revisits unforgettable moments from Oscars past and features a first look inside the new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum. “Good Morning America” weekend anchor and “The View” co-host Paula Faris and ABC News Correspondent Chris Connelly host this new special, live from the red carpet. “Countdown to the Oscars, Live!” airs Sunday, March 4 (1:00–4:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST), on The ABC Television Network.

Sunday’s broadcast features EGOT winner, member of the Board of Governors and four-time host of the Oscars Whoopi Goldberg’s exclusive interview with chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company and museum campaign chair Robert A. Iger discussing the new Academy Museum and the 90th Oscars. Goldberg also brings viewers a first look inside the new museum and visits the Academy Film Archive which is full of treasured Hollywood memorabilia.

Faris and Connelly will be joined by special contributors editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle, The Hollywood Reporter TV editor Marisa Guthrie, actor and writer Robert Wuhl, TV and radio personality Rolonda Watts, fashion expert Joe Zee and stylist to stars Sophie Lopez.

“Countdown to the Oscars, Live!” is executive produced by Danielle Rossen, Michaela Dowd, David Perozzi and Peri Muldofsky and directed by Danielle Rossen and David Distinti on behalf of ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions.

In addition, "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet," the only official Oscars opening ceremony coverage with exclusive access to the red carpet in the final hour leading up to the awards show, airs Sunday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. EST/ 3:30 p.m. PST on The ABC Television Network. This 90-minute special is hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan, star of ABC’s “The Goldbergs” Wendi McLendon-Covey, “The View” co-host Sara Haines, Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and IMDb special correspondent Dave Karger.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on The ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. “The Oscars,” produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will also be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC’s “What Would You Do?, “In An Instant,” John Ridley’s critically acclaimed documentary on the LA Riots “Let It Fall,” the “Madoff” miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss and the “Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet,” Investigation Discovery’s “Barbara Walters Presents,” as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.


Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter looked stunning when she arrived at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert today in New York City.



Dolly Parton

Tonight on “Nightline,” ABC News correspondent David Wright sits down with Dolly Parton to discuss being an advocate for literacy, sexual harassment, the ‘9 to 5’ reboot, of which she says her and her co-stars decided they “are going to do another one,” and more.

The full interview airs tonight on “Nightline” at 12:35 am ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.