Winners Revealed For The Inaugural People Magazine Awards

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(PCM) Hopefully you were able to catch the live telecast of the inaugural “People Magazine Awards” which aired last night on NBC. In case you missed it, we are pleased to bring you a complete list of this year’s award recipients.

The star-studded event special and snapshot of the year in pop culture was hosted by Nick Cannon.

Presenters included Jeff Bridges, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Eric Dane, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Diane Guerrero, Ryan Guzman, Sean Hayes, John Krasinski, Elisabeth Moss, Ryan Phillippe, Nicole Richie, Melissa Rivers and Roselyn Sanchez.

The first ever People Magazine Award winners are:

Movie Performance of the Year – Actress
Jennifer Aniston

Breakout Star of the Year
Billy Eichner

Television Performance of the Year – Actor
Jon Hamm

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Comedy Star of the Year
Kevin Hart

Role Model
Kate Hudson

On Screen TV Couple of the Year
Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina,

Movie Performance of the Year – Actor
Michael Keaton

Model of the Year
Karlie Kloss

Television Performance of the Year – Actress
Lisa Kudrow

Triple Threat
Jennifer Lopez

Next Generation Star
Chloë Grace Moretz

Hero of the Year Award
Nora Sandigo

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Style Icon recipient
Gwen Stefani

People’s Sexiest Woman
Kate Upton

“The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” was produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Barry Adelman and Mark Shapiro from dick clark productions are Executive Producers, along with Carol Donovan and Michael Dempsey. “The People Magazine Awards” are sponsored by L’Oréal Paris and Kohl’s.

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Walker Stalker Con 2014 Provides Plenty Of Fanfare Along With A Little Bit Of Frustration

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(PCM) We have returned home for quite a hectic weekend attending Walker Stalker Con 2014 which was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. To say that everything went off with out a hitch would be an outright lie, but I can say that there was a fairly healthy balance to the pros and cons of attending this particular fan convention.

One thing that everyone involved with putting together Walker Stalker Con needs to keep in mind is to never underestimate the veracity and fervor of Walking Dead fans. They are some of the most devoted fans I have ever witnessed and they are undoubtly the reason that The Walking Dead has become just so insanely popular. The turnout for Walker Stalker Con NY/NJ was insane and it was quite obvious that those in charge were ill-prepared to deal with such a massive amount of attendees.

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My advice to those who put Walker Stalker Con together would be to without a doubt look into moving the convention into a bigger venue in the New York or New Jersey area the next time around. While the Meadowlands Exposition Center is a nice venue, it just did not have what it takes to contain the overwhelming amount of people who turned out for this event.

In fact at one point, only about an hour after the doors opened the fire marshal had to step in and shut things down for a few hours as the building was way over capacity and the Con was ridiculously oversold. Fans who purchased tickets, both VIP and General Admission, who attempted to step back outside the Expo Center for some fresh air or grab a bit to eat were furious when they were told due to the fire marshals orders they were not allowed to reenter the building until some of the crowds began to dissipate.

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You can only imagine the frustration for these individuals, some of who spent upwards of $300 to $400 dollars for both autographs and photo ops, as well as, VIP credentials to be turned away when attempting to re-enter the convention. Needless to say, we witnessed quite a few choice words being tossed around outside, as many, ourselves included, were forced to stand out in the freezing cold for about an hour or two. Many of the volunteers working the Con had absolutely no clue what was going on and were consistently giving people wrong information.

In fact, we have to note that we have never been to a convention where we’ve witnessed more volunteers taking selfies and cell phone shots with the talent than this one. In our opinion this is a tad bit unprofessional, as they appeared to be behaving more like fans rather than professionals working an event whose job it is to be sure that the event runs smoothly. Not to say that the hard working volunteers don’t deserve some time to grab a pic or two with their favorite talent, we ourselves as media have plenty of snaps with various celebs, but there is a time and place which is most certainly not in the middle of all the chaos while the event is running full swing.

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We certainly keep in mind that Walker Stalker Con is only one year old, so of course there are going to be growing pains along the way which we are sure the organizers will have worked out by the time Walker Stalker Con 2015 rolls around.

Once inside the convention things began to smooth out quite a bit and it was incredible to see so many zombie, horror, and sci-fi fans all gathered together in one place. Despite some of my nit picky criticisms about the organization for both the autograph/meet&greet lines and witnessing a slew of VIPs not getting anything close to the experience they were promised, the talent and their incredible demeanor certainly made everyone way more forgiving.

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Actor Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead certainly drew in Walker Stalker Cons longest lines of the day, along with present and past cast mates such as Steven Yuen, David Morrissey and Emily Kinney having fairly large draws as well. Walker Stalker Con is a convention that was funded by fans for fans and it was a beautiful to witness the reactions of fans as they were able to meet and interact with so many of their favorite actors and actresses in such an up close and personal way. We can’t tell you how many tears of joy we saw streaming down the faces of fans after these encounters and they surely created memories that will last a lifetime.

It was also wonderful to see a cast of individuals who are certainly willing to go above and beyond for their fans. Many of the celebs in attendance took no breaks signing autographs and posing for photos with the thousands of fans in attendance to be sure that everyone got the experience of a lifetime. Being there since around 9am, many of the actors did not leave the convention center until nearly 10pm that night! If that doesn’t speak volumes for the type of people that make up this cast than I don’t know what can…just an amazing group of people.

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We can say that the organizers of Walker Stalker Con did a fantastic job of booking talent that does not often appear at many of the other conventions held throughout the country, so fans were able to get a lot of bang for their buck in being able to meet nearly the entire cast of The Walking Dead, past and present. It was also wonderful to meet and interact with cast from George Romero’s “Night Of The Living Dead” film franchises, as well as, AMC’s Comic Book Men with a surprise appearance by Brian “Q” Quinn of Impractical Jokers, and of course the lovely Mike and Evan from Science Channels Oddities.

The next Walker Stalker Con will be taking place in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center on January 30 through February 1st 2015. It is our hope that organizers will look into the many comments and concerns from attendees in order to make Walker Stalker Con the very best it can be for years to come.

 

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We Invade Walker Stalker Con New York/New Jersey This Weekend!

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(PCM) The PCM crew will be invading the upcoming Walker Stalker Con this weekend held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

We can absolutely can’t wait to explore this zombie, horror, and sci-fi fan convention that falls just in time for the holiday season. By the looks of some of the amazing vendors that will be represented at the con, we can certainly say that our gift list this year is going to be horrifyingly delightful!

Walker Stalker Con also features an absolutely stellar list of celebrity appearances such as a majority of both the past and present  cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Appearing on both Saturday, 12/13 and Sunday, 12/14 will be David Morrissey, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yuen, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Lauren Cohan, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker, Greg Nicotero, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Laurence Gillard Jr, Sonequa Martin-Green, Brighton Sharbino, Jeff Kober, IronE Singleton, Alanna Materson, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Laurie Holden, Chad Coleman, and Tyler James Williams along with many more.

There will also be appearances by cast members of the hit CW show Arrow, the films Gremlins, Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead and Land Of The Dead, as well as, Science Channel’s Oddities and AMC’s Comic Book Men!

Majority of the celebrities appearing will be available for both autograph and photo-ops during the weekend which should provide fans with an absolutely amazing experience. Something tells us that with such an amazing guest list, we are surely going to be broke by the end of the weekend, but our little fangirl/fanboy hearts will be quite content!

Walker Stalker Con was put together by James & Eric of The Walker Stalkers podcast who wanted to create a convention that allowed fans to meet-up, have amazing experiences and become part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is funded by the fans and is without a doubt for the fans!

Stay tuned for our live coverage and photos throughout the weekend and if you are in the area be sure to stop on by!  Weekend general admission tickets (Saturday and Sunday) as well as single day general admission tickets for Sunday still remain!  For more information or to purchase tickets click here!

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Slice Of Cake From The Royal Wedding In 2011 Sells For $7,500

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(PCM) Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA has just sold a slice of wedding cake from the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Dutchess Catherine for the whopping sum of $7,500!

In fact, the auction house claims they were only expecting to receive about $1,000 or $2,000 at most for the cake slice. The slice is a fruit cake, which according to CNNMoney was eight tiers tall and took the bakers five weeks to make. It is also said that the cake will peak in flavor 13 months after it was baked and comes in a tin along with a blank invitation to the wedding presented on the Queen’s stationary.

The cake was made by Chef Fiona Cairns and her team and is decorated with icing flowers, petals and leaves. The auction buyer has been revealed as Gee Chuang, the CEO of Listia.com and he claims that he plans to give the slice of royal wedding cake away on his website to celebrate William and Catherine’s upcoming fourth wedding anniversary this April.

A few years back Julien’s auction house also sold a slice of Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake that was about 27 years old for the amount of $6,000.

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Troubled MLB Star Jose Canseco Tweets A Marriage Proposal To Shania Twain

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(PCM) Things have not been going too well for troubled MLB star Jose Canseco these days. He recently blew part of his finger off while cleaning his gun at his home in Las Vegas, NV. Doctors were able to reattach his finger, however he then decided it would be a really funny joke to say that it fell off again during a poker game. Newsflash Jose … not funny!

After all the drama with the finger, Canseco then got into an altercation with his girlfriend and her mother that ended with the police showing up at his door. His girlfriend ended up breaking off their engagement and moving back to Los Angeles.

Now it seems that Canseco has made an attempt to look for love online and recently sent a tweet to country singer Shania Twain asking for her hand in marriage. He also tweeted a bare chested picture of himself as well!  Just bizarre!

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The tweets, which have since been deleted said “Already tired of being single looking to get married asap.” Followed by his proposal to Twain which read “@ShaniaTwain want to get married we were supposed to meet when I played for the Blue Jays in 1998″.

There has been no word as to whether or not Twain saw the tweets! Canseco must be truly getting desperate, as Twain happens to be a happily married woman.

 

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