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MEDIA ICON -2010’s Most Remarkable

By Sandra Lord & Allison Lord — Caribbean (read bios)

2010’s MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITY:

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We love the caring spirit of Anderson Cooper, CNN’s golden boy and darling of the American public. We, at this blog, are thinking about getting him nominated for a Presidential award for his humanitarian efforts.

Highly respected in media circles, Anderson has earned his kudos primarily due to a lifetime of dedication to excellence in journalism, fueled by a profound interest in the survival of the human spirit in extenuating circumstances. He comes off as authentically compassionate, sensitive and kind, exhibiting an unusual empathy and caring for those less fortunate than himself. Anderson comes from a life of privilege, being the son of the famous clothing designer, Gloria Vanderbilt, and writer, Wyatt Emory Cooper.

Anderson says he was a “news junkie” since he was ‘in utero.’ Now called the “anchorperson of the future,” Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from diverse points of view, so audiences can make up their own minds about the news. His popular show, Anderson Cooper 360°, a provocative news program that does just that. (more…)

Media Icons – Jane Velez Mitchell

By Sandra Lord & Allison Lord — Caribbean (read bios)

THE MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITIES:

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Just a few months ago Jane Velez Mitchell was a surefire candidate for our blog’s Media Jerks list.

At the time, we had had enough of her screaming and just couldn’t stand her blazing menacing eyes, flared nostrils and loud mouth. She always seemed to be in a raging fight with the television and her audience.

We felt she was either trying too hard to be like Nancy Grace,  to please Nancy Grace or to show the public that she was just like Nancy Grace, but more aggressive. So she lost us as a viewing audience. And to make matters worse, we took issue with the way she covered the Michael Jackson molestation trial.

But something strange happened on her way to the Media Jerks List. (more…)

MEDIA ICONS — SIMON COWELL

By Sandra Lord & Allison Lord — Caribbean (read bios)

THE MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITIES:

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Being candid ladies ourselves, we just absolutely adore Simon Cowell. LONG before America finally “got” him and it became the “in” thing to jump on the Simon Cowell bandwagon, we loved his equal opportunity blunt honesty as he unsparingly distributed controversial criticism on the oftentimes pathetic performances on American Idol.

We would voice our opinions on the performances and mere seconds later Simon would roll of his eyes and echo, almost verbatim, our criticisms about the contestants. We were all in accord, Simon Cowell and us. Of course, he became notorious and was publicly roasted over the coal for hurling insults and wisecracks about the performers, while we discreetly stayed in the background cheering him on. (more…)

Media Icons – Tyler Perry

By Sandra & Allison Lord  

THE MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITIES:

Tyler Perry and alter ego , Madea (©) 2010 Lord Sisters. All Rights Reserved.

Six foot five, good looking, and successful – is this what makes Tyler Perry a media icon? We don’t think so. It is his determination to overcome his difficulties, sticking to his faith, and believing in himself, even in the toughest moments.

After Tyler attempted suicide due to a childhood trauma, where he was a victim of physical abuse as well as sexual molestation, he understood that he had to take the reins of his life in order to defeat the ghosts of his troubled past and set on a journey of a thousand miles, which began with a single step. 

Being a high school drop out, Tyler quickly realized that it took lots of (more…)

Media Icons – Harvey Levin
By Sandra & Allison Lord

THE MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITIES:

Some may scoff at the idea that Harvey Levin, television producer, lawyer, legal analyst and celebrity reporter is “the guy who rules Hollywood,” but that’s how he was introduced at a convention of powerful entertainment lawyers last year.

While some of the worst epithets have been leveled against him and his brand of tabloid television, and while we didn’t need another entertainment show on the air, one has to commend Harvey Levin for co-founding the hottest news and gossip website and its spinoff syndicated television series, TMZ. Harvey’s TMZ, which stands for the Thirty Mile Zone surrounding the Hollywood area, the epicenter of celebrity life, work and play, has revamped the format of the traditional entertainment magazine show to become one of the world’s most quoted sources of entertainment news. These days, everyone, including traditional news outlets quote and credit both the website and TV show regularly.

TMZ landed the scoop of the decade when it broke the news of the death of music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson, before it was officially confirmed. (more…)

Media Icons – Oprah, Ellen, Whoopi

By Sandra & Allison Lord

THE MOST REMARKABLE MEDIA PERSONALITIES:

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• OPRAH
• ELLEN
• WHOOPI

Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres and Whoopi Goldberg have such a great sense of humor and joie-de-vivre personalities, we often joke that they must have Caribbean ancestry. Bar none, they are three of the most fascinating (more…)

 
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