On Set with Comcast Newsmakers

I want to share some of my latest interviews as a Host for Comcast Newsmakers in Florida. The segments are great because I have the opportunity to talk with a diverse group of Public Servants, Lawmakers, Community Leaders and other “newsmakers” about a variety of topics that affect so many of us…. You can see all the current newsmakers segments online at www.comcastnewsmakers.com

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Below you can just press play to see some of my most recent on set interviews!

The Miami HEAT’s official DJ and founder of the Irie Foundation, DJ IRIE!

Estrellita Sibila of Philanthrofest

Discussing the topic of stroke with Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz

SunFest of Palm Beach County with Paul Jamieson

Newsmakers This Week In Studio

I just finished another round of interviews for Comcast Newsmakers (Florida) and I thought I’d share some of my behind the scenes photos! Enjoy!


Day 1, Look 1

Shot of the monitor in the green room…

After wrapping up my chat with DJ Irie, discussing the Irie Foundation

Day 2, On Set “Selfie”

Interviewing PhilanthroFest Executive Director Estrella Sibila

Getting to wrap up a successful 2 days of in-studio interviews, pictured with my host counterpart, Phil Latzman



An “Irie” Christmas

The one and only DJ Irie hosted a FANTASTIC holiday party on Miami Beach last night with Ludus, to support his Irie Foundation. I am proud to say that Irie was one of my first “Miami friends” before moving to Florida, and since that time his star has grown exponentially..and very well deserved! He is one of the hardest working people I know, but always stays humble, gracious and grounded…I can’t say enough.

All that being said, anytime I can support and attend one of his events, I do my best to be there! Well, last night he definitely outdid himself. He hosted the most lavish, decadent, holiday party on Miami Beach at a private residence and he pulled out all the stops with theme, decor and entertainment..in true MIA fashion! From elf-fitted servers to nutcrackers, Santa and a crew of “Ho, Ho, Ho’s”…there was snow, elaborate lighting, exotic cars, Stoli drinks flowing and of course the music to put you in the Holiday spirit..or just party mode!

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Check out more pics below…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!



OTF: EP. 31 – Chrissy Field

My latest episode of On The Flipside is out….and since I’m in the Bay, we shot this one near the Golden Gate Bridge at Chrissy Field in San Francisco.

Lots of fun stuff on this edition. First In Oakland for Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch and his cousin Tampa Bay Buccaneer Josh Johnson’s youth football camp, Marshawn’s fellow Cal teammate Justin Forsett and Pittsburgh Steeler Lamarr Woodley were also there to help out. Then, it’s always a good time with DJ Irie…back in Miami for his 7th Annual “Irie Weekend.” I caught up with him, Lil Jon, Lil Jon sons DJ Slade, New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper and former N*SYNC-er Chris Kirkpatrick. also have video highlights from Red Bull’s red Bulletin launch party with Reggie Bush and the Sideline Distraction is an Orlando Magic Dancer!

Me + My Girlfriends

Last weekend’s adventure also including lots of time with me and my girlfriends..I didn’t get to see them ALL (Kimi), but everyone else came out to play, including Cat from Jax and Gaby from PHX! It also happened to be Irie Weekend as in DJ Irie…so lots of fun festivities going on…. My first stop was to see the Shelton’s and baby Darion!! I think his picture says it all…SIMPLY ADORABLE!!


Look at how he gazes at his Auntie Aubrey with those big blue eyes… *sigh* He is a living cabbage patch doll!!

Then, later that night….I hit up Miami Beach and the Crown Royal Black Lounge at Mokai with Riza, where we met up with the Lady Dana!

Friday I attended the Irie Weekend Golf Tourney to shoot some interviews and footage for On The Flipside

Lil Jon and his son DJ Slade were also in the house… Photos courtesy my photog Anthony Peraza

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Friday night we LIV-ed it up…with DJ Irie and friends…


DJ Irie had one helluva party with lots of star power LIV-ing with the best of em….

The best part was when Irie was “on stage” with Flo Rida..so fun to WATCH him have fun..great vibe and atmosphere!!

Saturday I brunched on Ocean Drive with the girls…


And — I left the “Wet Willie’s” to Cat and Gabs!


When Sunday rolled around, we were close to running on empty..but we managed to get it in one last time at LIV!!


Above: Cherisse and Amy, Below: Gaby and Aubrey


Mind you it was really only about getting dressed up so I could rock the fabulous feather earring you see me wearing in the picture..Gaby spotted ’em for me, and well, I was destined to have the earrings!

On another note…I learned oh SO MANY things from my friends this weekend, Blumpkin via Cat, Crippled Sparrow via Cherisse…but nothing could top Gaby’s “Cat Daddy” dance! She even shared this video with me of her dancing the dance….it’s dark and you have to turn your head to the side to watch…but you get the picture…enjoy!!

Sustainatopia Honors 2011

Last weekend I had the distinct honor of being the emcee for the first ever Sustainatopia Honors 2011, held in Miami Beach at the brand new, state of the art, extremely gorgeous Frank Gehry/New World Symphony Building! Here’s a brief description of what the event was celebrating…

SUSTAINATOPIA HONORS 2011, presented by PLUM TV is the world’s premier awards ceremony honoring those doing GOOD through impact investing, philanthropy, and sustainable business practice. Hundreds of global leaders in investment, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy will gather to celebrate those committed to doing GOOD and changing our world forever.

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My friend Amaris, who is a director at PLUM, introduced me to the founder of Sustainatopia (John Rosser), and they asked me to play hostess for the fabulous evening! I had the pleasure of presenting the awards to a wonderful group of honorees that included designer Donna Karan, model Selita Ebanks, artist Romero Britto, actress Maria Bello, Michael Capponi and so many other wonderful do-gooders! Others in the star-studded crowd included Venus Williams, DJ Irie and Lea Black.

Pictured Above – DJ Irie with Selita Ebanks; Below – Donna Karan and Maria Bello

For detailed info about the event, click here — > Sustainatopia Honors 2011

Hennessy Artistry – Miami

Saturday night was a great time to be out and about in Miami for the Hennessy Artistry event. Let’s see the BEST  Hip Hop band >> ROOTS CREW with Q-Tip anchoring the live show at the Ice Palace and DJ D-NICE…I KNEW it’d be a night to remember!


So I threw on a new fit and my fresh kicks with the red heels and had a blast!


And– it was like one of those times you run into everyone you haven’t seen in a LONG time! Hmmm… I wonder if it was the lure of live music by great artists, the art display or a night filled with free Hennessy!?!? LOL


As for the show..DJ Irie was a GREAT host and the special performances by EVE and Kat DeLuna were very cool as well… I felt like I was at Dave Chapelle’s Block Party …the vibe was that NICE! Plus, they kept spinning so many of the old school hip hop hits, it took me way back and we danced the night away (my feet were throbbing for a good 24 hours, but that’s okay). I love being around hip hop heads!! 😀

BUT..when they brought out BOBBY BROWN…the place went WILD!

He did Every Little Step, Tender Roni and My Prerogative!! WHAAAT!?!? Amazing…


I believe there are a couple more stops on the Hennessy Artistry Tour…if it comes to your city..DO NOT MISS IT!!!

OTF Santa Monica

After some procrastination and a re-shoot…my newest edition of On The Flipside is online! The location for this show is at the Santa Monica Pier, and my cousin Marie helped me get it done. This episode feature “The Summer Groove” hosted by Zo and Dwade at the Seminole Hard Rock, WBC Champ Andre Berto and his Maserati as well as DJ Irie’s “Irie Weekend” and San Francisco Gold Rush dancer Chris! Watch it and all the other episodes at http://ontheflipsidetv.com