The People have Spoken

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The 43rd People’s Choice Awards – fan faves in Movies, Music & TV – were held on Wednesday, January 18. Host Joel McHale took center stage and steered clear of politics at this year’s festivities which was broadcasted live from Microsoft Theater in LA.

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Did you see the show? Any surprises for you? Disappointments that one or more of your faves that didn’t get a trophy?

Hollywood couldn’t have been more excited with the big names who attended and those who won at the annual awards show. Ellen set a record picking up 3 trophies for a total of 20 wins.  It took 30 years but the cast of ‘Fuller House’ finally won a People’s Choice Award.

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In case you missed the broadcast here’s a complete list of winners by category.

Favorite Movie Icon: Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actor: Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Action MovieDeadpool

Favorite Action Movie Actress: Margot Robbie

Favorite Dramatic MovieMe Before You

Favorite Comedic MovieBad Moms

Favorite MovieFinding Dory

Favorite Network TV ComedyThe Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedy TV Actress: Sofia Vergara

Favorite Thriller MovieThe Girl on the Train

Favorite TV ShowOutlander

Favorite New TV ComedyMan With a Plan

Favorite New TV DramaThis Is Us

Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony

Favorite Action Movie Actor: Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Matt LeBlanc

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Kristen Bell

Favorite Competition TV ShowThe Voice

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: G-Easy

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Priyanka Chopra

Favorite Premium Series Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Cable TV ComedyBaby Daddy

Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Dory

Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Justin Chambers

Favorite Breakout Artist: Niall Horan

Favorite Cable TV DramaBates Motel

Favorite Cable TV Actor: Freddie Highmore

Favorite Cable TV Actress: Vera Fermiga

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor: Sam Heughan

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress: Caitriona Balfe

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Female Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Group: Little Big Town

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Pop Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears

Favorite Animated TV ShowThe Simpsons

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting TeamGood Morning America

Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy ShowOutlander

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy ShowSupernatural

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: The Walking Dead

Favorite Comedic Collaboration: Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres’ Mall Mischief

Favorite Social Media Star: Cameron Dallas

Favorite Premium Drama SeriesOrange Is the New Black

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Mark Harmon

Favorite TV Crime DramaCriminal Minds

Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite YouTube Star: Lilly Singh

Favorite Premium Comedy Series: Fuller House 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks

Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton

Favorite Album: Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Blake Lively

Favorite Premium Series Actor: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Humanitarian: Tyler Perry



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Some called it dull. The NFL wildcard game on Fox hit the ratings hard. New host Jimmy Fallon had a Mariah moment with a teleprompter.

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“La La Land’ made history while “The Crown” stole a surprise win. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were honored. Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig killed it as presenters while Billy Bob Thorton gave a touching speech.

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Were there any surprises for you about who received awards? Disappointments? Here’s a full list of the winners by category in case you missed them.


Best Motion Picture – Drama:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
“La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – “ Manchester By The Sea”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Emma Stone – “La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Viola Davis – “Fences”

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Best Original Screenplay:
“La La Land”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:
“Elle” – France

Best Motion Picture – Animated:

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:

 “City Of Stars” – La La Land

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land”



Best Television Series – Drama:
“The Crown”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
“ Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:
Billy Bob Thornton – “Goliath”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama:
Claire Foy – “The Crown”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Donald Glover – “ Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Tracee Ellis-Ross – “Black-ish”

Best Limited Series:
“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager”

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Sarah Paulson – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager”

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager”

Cecil B DeMille Award: Meryl Streep

Rockin’ Red


                                                         Utalk Crew, Salvation Army, Staff and volunteers

This month we held the first ever “Rockin Red Christmas Experience” in Hollywood. Working in conjunction with our friends at the Salvation Army; Rockin’ Red was a special event for young adults experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the Hollywood area.

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The four hour event was packed with activities, food, celebrities, entertainment and give-aways. Upon arrival those who attended could watch a movie, play video games, shoot hoops, play pool, grab a snack, listen to a band, get a haircut or a manicure.

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Everyone who attended Rockin’ Red had the chance to record a video message and have it sent to a loved-one. Those over 18 at the event could also get a free smart phone.

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                                                                                                                            DJ Robert Eibach

A special holiday meal with all the trimmings was served to everybody. DJ Robert Eibach provided music during the meal. Next came the entertainment part of the event hosted by the Utalk crew. Besides music from our own Larissa and a drum solo from Steve; Kati – the recently crowned Ms. California American Diamonds – also joined her co-host on the stage.

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 David Longoria, Steve and Robert Eibach                 Steve, Larissa and Kati interviewing Kevin Sizemore

Grammy-award winning music producer and trumpeter David Longoria performed a song from his latest album The Journey. Celebrity guests Kevin Sizemore and Issac Ryan Brown, from the new movie Believe, talked with Steve, Larissa & Kati. After showing a unique video of candy maker Jerry from Logan’s Candies, Steve shared the story of the Legend of the Candy Cane. Everyone who attended received a custom-made candy cane from Logan’s as well a copy of the legend story.

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Kati with Issac Brown, Kevin Sizemore and friends            Larissa, Steve and Issac performing a song

Kati and Larissa had fun using Facebook Live to let others check different parts of the event as they happened.


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Lt. Javier Castro, from the Salvation Army Hollywood welcomed everyone and encouraged them to take advantage of the various programs at the facility.


                    Kati holding the Heatsheet Emergency blankets we gave in all the backpacks           

Upon leaving Rockin’ Red everyone received a new backpack packed with things like a Christmas stocking, candy from the Los Angeles Fire Department, bottled water provided by Niagara Water, non-perishable food,snacks from Frito-Lay, personal hygiene kits as well as an emergency blanket provided by Heatsheets. Each person received a new pair of shoes and a jacket.


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It was a great event that we look forward to doing again in Hollywood and hope to inspire in other cities across the country.