Voice Awards 2016

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Hope, help, support, and encouragement were all reoccurring themes as we talked with celebs on the “blue carpet” at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. The theme of the Voice awards this year was strengthening families through hope.

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                Dr OZ                                                  Jon Tenney                                      Mike Ferrell

We had the chance to interview this year’s host, Dr. Oz, along with actors Jon Tenney, Luke Kirby and Mike Ferrell. We also talked with actress Madchen Amick and members of Michael Jackson’s family. We’ll let you know on social media when these and other interviews will be available on our YouTube channel.

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Members of Michael Jackson’s Family

SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) partners with the entertainment industry to honor programs that feature accurate and recovery-based portrayals of people with mental illness and substance use conditions in film and television.

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TV shows that were recognized and received awards included Blue Bloods, Empire, Madam Secretary, Nashville and The Carmichael Show. The list of films and documentaries included Buried above Ground, Hollywood Beauty Salon, Being Charlie, The Dark House, Touched with Fire and Love & Mercy.

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard received a Special Recognition Award as well as the Jackson-Brown Family.

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How can you make a difference in someone else’s life that may be struggling with mental health issues, addiction or substance abuse? Don’t be afraid to reach out to a friend or family member who’s hurting. It doesn’t take much to offer hope and some encouragement.

If you’re having personal struggles with one of these issues, please reach out to us. We’re here to listen and help. It’s all about you talking to us.


TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2016

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Crazy…busy…amazing…fun…describes the Utalk crew’s time on the “teal” carpet for this years awards held at the LA Forum.

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Positioned in between 102.7 KIIS FM and Radio Disney on the carpet we had a great spot to grab some interviews, catch up with some friends, make some new ones and even be part of an opening music video sequence with Flo Rida Did you catch us giving high 5’s on the left side of the screen?

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Our friend actress Candace Cameron Bure stopped by to say hi. It was great to see her hit show Fuller House win the Choice TV Award for comedy. Even more exciting was Candace winning for comedy actress. Congrats Candace!

Watch for her interview and others from the show to be posted on our YouTube channel (Utalk Radio) soon. We’re bummed we couldn’t interview stars like Chris Pratt, John Cena (co-host of the awards this year), John Stamos, Jason Derulo, and Jessica Alba. They all walked by us but didn’t have time to stop and chat.

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Back stage rising stars Keke Palmer and Maia Mitchell played around with The Sims 4 and had their Sims Avatars created in the green room.

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Pretty Little Liars cleaned up when it came to awards. They won for TV Drama, Drama Actor, Actress, Villian and Scene Stealer. In case you missed seeing who won, here’s a partial list from this year’s awards show.

TV:
Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Once Upon a Time
Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Grant Gustin, The Flash
Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Choice TV Villain
Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars
Movie:
Choice Movie: Action/Adventure
Deadpool

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure
Dylan O’Brien, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure
Shailene Woodley, The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Captain America: Civil War
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Chris Evans, Captain America: Civil War
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Music:
Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Choice Female Artist
Selena Gomez
Choice Music Group
One Direction
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Beyoncé
Choice Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Choice Country Song
Brad Paisley feat. Demi Lovato, “Without a Fight”
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
Drake, “One Dance” (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
Choice Rock Song
5 Seconds of Summer, “Jet Black Heart”
Choice Love Song
One Direction, “Perfect”
Choice Break-Up Song
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Choice Party Song
DNCE, “Cake by the Ocean”

Web/Digital:
Choice Web Star: Female
Lilly Singh (“IISuperwomanII”)
Choice Web Star: Male
Dolan Twins
Choice Web Star: Comedy
Lilly Singh (“IISuperwomanII”)
Choice Web Star: Music
Christina Grimmie
Choice Comedian
Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Selfie Taker
Ariana Grande


Don’t miss the Teen Choice Awards Sun 8/7c on Fox

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This year’s show is going to be huge!  Victoria Justice and “new Pokemon” John Cena will be hosting the awards to honor the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by teen viewers. Plus this year Teen Choice and Rock the Vote have partnered to inspire teens to weigh in on who should be the next President.

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Celebs scheduled to attend include Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Jennifer Garner, Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Ne-Yo, Daisy Ridley, and lots more.

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There’ll be lots of performances including flo Rida, Charlie Puth and Serayah.

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Five time NBA Champ Kobe Bryant will be presenting Justin Timberlake with the decade award.

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Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens are both up for leading movie. Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries are up for leading TV show. While Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber are up for leading singers.

Did you vote for your faves?

Invite some friends over Sunday night to hang out and watch the awards. And don’t forget to let us know your fave part of the show.