Alex Ben Block

$uccess On Her Own Terms

As a stand up comedian, bestselling author, and on TV, Chelsea Handler is brash, outspoken, outrageous and fearless. On her new breakthrough Netflix show “Chelsea,” she has complete freedom to be funny – or not Chelsea Handler after receiving The Luminary Award on Dec. 4 in downtown L.A. This article was written for a tribute book honoring Chelsea Handler as she was awarded The Luminary Award for Career Achievement by the Los Angeles Press Club at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. A VOICE FOR HER GENERATION A few weeks before the recent presidential election, Chelsea Handler stopped visiting her social media except to post promotional items. She consciously avoided read

Diane Warren’s Songs Change Lives

The prolific songwriter and lyricist behind hits by Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Carrie Underwood and many others has shown music really can influence generations, change the culture and have an impact all over the world. Diane Warren at the 2016 Academy Awards where Lady Gaga sang her nominated song, Til It Happens To You, which addresses sexual assault, especially date rape on college campuses. It was Warren's eighth Oscar nomination. Warren is being honored Sunday, Dec. 4 with the 2016 Visionary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. This article was originally written for the awards tribute issue. SHE MAY CHANGE THE WORLD BUT SHE DOESN'T LIKE TO CHA

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