TRACEY EDMONDS BRINGING SOMETHING EXTRA TO "EXTRA" SEPT. 8
ON SEPT. 8 TRACEY EDMONDS AND CHARISSA THOMPSON JOIN MARIO LOPEZ AS NEW CO-HOSTS OF "EXTRA."
TRACEY EDMONDS BRINGING SOMETHING EXTRA TO "EXTRA" SEPT. 8

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

BURBANK, CALIF--Tracey Edmonds is much more than a pretty face.

Edmonds has used her intellect and savvy to become a dynamic, business mogul in film, television and music through her Edmonds Entertainment Group production company.

In 1997, Edmonds produced the movie “Soul Food” on a $7 million budget. It grossed $43 million at the box office and spawned the hit “Showtime” TV series of the same name which ran from 2000-2004.

In 2006, Edmonds became the first African-American woman to head a film studio when she was named...





<b>2014 NAACP THEATRE FESTIVAL SETS THE STAGE FOR 10 MINUTE PLAYS</b>
ACTOR CARL GILLIARD TO HOST "10 MINUTE PLAYS" AT THE 2014 NAACP THEATRE FESTIVAL SEPT. 12-14.
ON STAGE

2014 NAACP THEATRE FESTIVAL SETS THE STAGE FOR 10 MINUTE PLAYS

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

The 2014 NAACP Theatre Festival will take place Sept. 12-14 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center located at 4718 West Washington Blvd in Los Angeles California.

The week-long festival consists of 10 Minute Plays, acting and dancing workshops, as well as networking opportunities with some of the industries most talented entertainers.

This year the NAACP and its partners Wells Fargo, The City of Los Angeles and Rent-A-Center will...




\"EXTRA\" PREMIERES SEPT 8 WITH NEW CO-HOSTS
CHARISSA THOMPSON AND TRACEY EDMONDS JOIN MARIO LOPEZ ON "EXTRA" SEPT. 8.
"EXTRA" PREMIERES SEPT 8 WITH NEW CO-HOSTS

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

BURBANK, CALIF.-- Beginning Sept. 8 the Emmy, Award-winning show “Extra,” hosted by Mario Lopez is adding a little something “extra” for viewers.

Tracey Edmonds (TV’s “Deion’s Family Playbook”) and Charissa Thompson (TV’s “Fox Sports Live”) will join Lopez for the show’s 21st season which premieres Sept. 8.

N2Entertainment.net was recently in town for the Warner Bros. Television Studio Day Summer Press Tour to chat with Lopez, Edmonds and Thompson about “Extra’s” new look and direction.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Lopez who has hosted the show since 2007. “The addition of Tracey (Edmonds) and Charissa (Thompson) makes a...






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<b>EX-EDITOR OTTEY, TRAVELING GLOBE TO STOP AT CHINA DAILY</b>
MIKE OTTEY AT THE CASTLE OF THE MOORS IN SINTRA, PORTUGAL. (PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE TENDS TO TRAVEL).
EX-EDITOR OTTEY, TRAVELING GLOBE TO STOP AT CHINA DAILY

By: Richard Prince, "Journal-isms"

Since Mike Ottey (pictured) was laid off as assistant world editor of the Miami Herald in the economic turmoil of 2009, he has traveled the world, teaching English and Spanish, writing as a freelancer and publishing a blog, "Mike Tends to Travel."

Ottey announced to social-media friends last week that he has signed a one-year contract to work with the China Daily, based in...