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Indiegogo…Go Go Power for Sugar Pie DeSanto!

Click on the link below for more information:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indiegogo-go-go-power-for-sugar-pie-desanto

“…a Filipino immigrant father and an African-American mother, a family of 11 or so children, that included Etta James at some point, in a small house in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, a girl gang, sneaking into music clubs, joining music contests and winning too often, to finally being discovered and renamed by the great Johnny Otis — from Umpeylia to Little Miss Sugar Pie…”

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One of my favorite songs of Sugar Pie DeSanto duet with Etta James “Do I Make Myself Clear”

Hilarious Song Called “Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) ” by Tess Paras

From Tess Paras’ YouTube @TessTubeBaby:
Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody)
Written and performed by Tess Paras
(feat. Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton)
Directed by Rebekka Johnson
Music produced by Jack Dolgen

Cast:
Tess Paras (“Grimm,” “Wilfred”) @TessParas
Haneefah Wood (“Ave Q,” “Nurse Jackie”) @HaneefahWood
Ayana Hampton (“In Living Color” reboot) @ayanadisco
Stephen Guarino (“Happy Endings”) @IAmStephenG
Stevie Nelson (“New Girl” “Live Prude Girls”) @IAmStevieNelson
Mo Welch (“The Mo Show”) @momowelch
Mike Still (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, LA) @mikestill
John David “J.D.” Witherspoon (www.youtube.com/WhoIsUTV) @JDwitherspoon
Sofia Gonzalez (“Community”) @SofiaMarieG
Jin Namkung (“Arrested Development”) @Rjnamkung

Production: Rebekka Johnson (Director & Producer), Lauren Aadland (Dir. of Photography), KP Przylepa (Camera Asst.), Rachel Olson (Makeup), Mayra Rodriguez (Sound), Ellie McElvain (Set PA), Cesar Mazariegos (Set PA), Amy Wieseneck (Editor)

Special thanks to Mo Welch, Jimmy Fowlie, Joseph Porter, and Ryan Noggle.

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Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) by Tess Paras
Originally Performed at the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, January 22nd & 23rd

Lyrics:
I’m gonna play the white girl’s nerdy friend
[Of course]
[Obviously]
I’m gonna play the white girl’s other friend
Who is sassy
[Omigod, you nailed that]
But she can’t have two black friends
[Two black friends?]
[It gets confusing]
And so I’m left out, I play the co-star nanny

Yeah, leading ladies are
Quirky, hipsters wearing vintage dresses
Tiny, pouty pixies, blue-eyed and precious
We don’t care
We’re Zooey Deschanel in our dreams

But every breakdown’s like
Sassy sidekick, bitchy nerd or neighbor
Oversexed Asian, urban girls with flavor
We don’t care
We’ll take any job right now we swear

And we’re gonna be Typecast
Typecast
Everyone starts somewhere
I’ll be a nurse
A thug who’s tough
Any maid could look like us
You know what would be cooler
Cooler
If I got my own series
And your own white friend,
Brown friend, beige friend, yellow friend
Submit all ethnicities
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Tess Paras is represented by:
Manager, Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment
Agent, Brianna Ancel at Clear Talent Group

Darren Criss Chooses Favorite Glee Songs from Season 4

Darren Criss and Melissa Benoist introduce their favorite songs from Glee’s recent release “Glee: The Music, Season 4 Volume 1.”

Click here to download the whole album on iTunes: Glee: The Music, Season 4 Volume 1.

1 It’s Time (Glee Cast Version)
2 Americano / Dance Again (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Kate Hudson]
3 New York State of Mind (Glee Cast Version)
4 Give Your Heart a Break (Glee Cast Version)
5 Mine (Glee Cast Version)
6 The Scientist (Glee Cast Version)
7 Everybody Talks (Glee Cast Version)
8 My Dark Side (Glee Cast Version)
9 Holding Out For a Hero (Glee Cast Version)
10 Heroes (Glee Cast Version)
11 Some Nights (Glee Cast Version)
12 Homeward Bound / Home (Glee Cast Version)
13 Let’s Have a Kiki (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Sarah Jessica Parker]
14 Live While We’re Young (Glee Cast Version)
15 Gangnam Style (Glee Cast Version)
16 Something Stupid (Glee Cast Version)

Shay Mitchell in Asia, Vacays in the Philippines

Shay Mitchell, from the hit tv show Pretty Little Liars has been making her rounds in Asia and made an appearance in the Philippines.

Here is an article about Shay’s first ever Manila Press Conference:
http://orangemagazinetv.com/2012/shay-mitchell-live-in-manila-2012/

TV Actress Shay Mitchell is currently in the Philippines for vacation only with her family but ETC channel managed to do a promo for the Pretty Little Liars star while she’s here in Manila.

The half-Filipina actress is off to Palawan while on break from her busy schedules but she manages to squeeze a few hours yesterday to meet members of the press (including Orange Magazine TV) and some of her Filipino fans she called Mitchies who won a meet&greet passes from ETC.

 

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http://shaymitchblog.tumblr.com/

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