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New York’s Elite Take Over Hamptons for 14th Annual Art For Life Gala

August 1st, 2013 by Christen
Soledad O'Brien, Tangie Murray, Danny Simmons, guest, Rashid Johnson, Tyler Perry, Walter Mosley (third from left) and Russell Simmons (R) attend the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms

Soledad O’Brien, Tangie Murray, Danny Simmons, guest, Rashid Johnson, Tyler Perry, Walter Mosley (third from left) and Russell Simmons (R) attend the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms.

It’s where the opulence of the city meets countryside and where the elite go to relax, it’s the Hamptons and this past weekend, it was the host of 14th Annual Art For Life Gala.  Hosted by Russell Simmons’ the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: “A Field of Dreams” took place at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton with a variety of honored guests and supporters including Star Jones, Melanie Fiona, Anthony Anderson, Angela Simmons, Nicole Murphy, Michael Strahan and more.

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Hana Nitsche and Russell Simmons attend the Russell Simmons 14th Annual Art For Life Benefit at Fairview Farms.

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Melanie Fiona and Maxwell attend the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms.

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Nicole Murphy and attend the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms.

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Rick Ross and Kevin Liles attend the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms.

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Maxwell performs at the 14th Annual Art For Life Gala: A Field Of Dreams at Fairview Farms.

Special honorees included Walter MoselyTyler Perry and the evening concluded with special performances by EstelleRick Ross and Maxwell.  It was undoubtedly a memorable Hamptons weekend that’ll extend the fun well into the summer pending Fall.  How?  How would you like to spend time with Sarah Jessica Parker, Magic Johnson, Robin Thicke and more?  The Art For Life charity auction is extended until August 7th and offers you a chance to bid and win on amazing experiences while benefitingRush Philanthropic Arts Foundation art programs in urban schools.

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The opulent evening was powered by the Cadillac ATS – for a look at my entire #HamptonsATS weekend check out DivasDriveInHeels.com.

BET Experience 2013: Celebs, Convos & Powered By Cadillac

July 5th, 2013 by Christen

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Last weekend was such a whirlwind of excitement!  I was treated to A-list celebrity treatment by the Cadillac team which included a luxury hotel suite at the London West hotel, travel accommodations in the new Cadillac SRX and culinary experiences including breakfast at Chef Gordon Ramsey’s, brunch at The Ivy and dinner at Villa Blanca.

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On Saturday, I attended the Cadillac Conversations media brunch held at the esteemed Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant in West Hollywood.  Hosted by Don Butler – Vice President for Strategic Development & Vivian Pickard – President of the General Motors Foundation, brunch attendees enjoyed candid conversations about the philanthropy, progress and future of the Cadillac brand.

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Don Butler, Vivian Pickard & Jocelyn Allen hosts the BET Experience Edition of Cadillac and Conversations.

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Media guests included, Patrice Yursik, Flo Anthony and Amy Duboise Barnett

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Chatting it up with guests about the BET Experience and Cadillac Conversations

Continuing in the day, I got the chance to re-visit my radio roots during the BET Experience Radio Row Broadcast.  Chances are, if your favorite DJ has broadcasted LIVE from the BET Awards, they’ve done so from the BET Experience Radio Row.  The BET Experience Radio Row is a large backstage area where DJs and radio stations from around the world set up to broadcast their local shows with celebrity interviews participating during the BET Awards.  It was quite a surprise to run into fellow colleagues from Detroit, Charlotte and Chicago radio stations – it was like a surreal “This Was Your Life” (Radio Edition) moment hanging out with your old broadcast buddies.

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Hanging with Deon Cole – Music Director of Power 98 WPEG (Charlotte, NC)

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Catching up with Connie (Midday personality) from V-103 in Chicago

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Can anyone tell me why the "All Gold Everything" rapper Trinidad James is wearing a Katz Deli apron?

Can anyone tell me why the “All Gold Everything” rapper Trinidad James is wearing a Katz Deli apron?

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Later that evening during PRE BET Awards Dinner hosted by BET Networks CEO Debra Lee and Rapper/Real Househusbands of Hollywood co-star Nelly.  Sponsored by Cadillac, I got the chance to walk the red carpet and speak with some of the celebrities about life, upcoming projects and their love affair with the Cadillac brand.  Check out more from the red carpet below.

 

 

The whirlwind weekend came to a close on Sunday with the BET Awards Show broadcast – hosted by Chris Tucker and was undoubtedly my favorite BET Experience to date.  Check out some of my favorite moments from the 2013 BET Awards, including the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Charlie Wilson (and performances) HERE.

Am I a lucky girl or what?  I got the chance of a lifetime to hang out with Cadillac during one of the most exciting times in Los Angeles and that’s just a snippet of my entire exciting experience.  Did you watch the BET Awards or catch the BET Live Experience in Los Angeles?  What were some of your favorite moments from this year’s BET Experience?

 

 

 Images via Chuck Holliday

Cadillac, Justin Timberlake & Charlie Wilson Shuts Down The 2013 BET Awards (Photos & Video)

July 3rd, 2013 by Christen

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One of the most unforgettable performances of the 2013 BET Awards began with Justin Timberlake presenting R&B legend Charlie Wilson with the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award

Charlie Wilson has made an unforgettable contribution to R&B, funk and soul music for nearly 50 years.  As lead singer of TheGap Band and later as a solo artist, he paved the way for artists like Aaron Hall, R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg.  Wilson has been celebrated throughout the decades for his trailblazing carer.  In 2009, he received the Soul Train Icon Award and Billboard’s R&B Adult Artist of the Year.  And this year, BET honors him with the illustrious Lifetime Achievement Award.

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India. Arie opened the moving tribute to Wilson with “There Goes My Baby” while Jamie Foxx blessed the crowd with the favorite “Yearning For Your Love.”  The legendary Stevie Wonder then took the stage and energized the audience with the funky “Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me).”

Wilson joined TimberlakeSnoop Lion and Pharrell for 2003’s “Beautiful,” a hit that reintroduced Wilson to a new generation of fans along with knock-out renditions of “Signs,” “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” and “Girl You Knock Me Out,” bringing the crowd to its feet.

What’s your favorite Uncle Charlie jam?

The 2013 BET Awards PRE Red Carpet With Cadillac andFave Celebs

July 1st, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

 

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Patrice Yursik, Jocelyn K. Allen, Amy DuBois Barnett, Munson Steed, Florence Anthony & Christen Rochon

 

The 2013 BET Awards PRE dinner, hosted by BET CEO Debra Lee & co-hosted by Nelly took place Saturday night in West Hollywood.  Sponsored by Cadillac, this invite-only dinner allowed some of your fave celebs to mix & mingle before The BET Awards show on Sunday!  Celebrities got to check out the luxurious award winning Cadillac ATS and talk with Christen Rochon on the red carpet. Everyone undoubtedly had a good time mingling as you can see from the photos below. These celebs look fab posing with this beautiful car!

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tyrese

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Tyrese

 

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Erica Hubbard

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Erica Hubbard

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Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Kym Whitley

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Michelle Williams

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Michelle Williams

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Joyful Drake

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Joyful Drake

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly Future

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Future and Nelly

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angela Simmons

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Angela Simmons

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Laila Ali - John Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Laila Ali – John Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Lisa Leslie - Michael Lockwood

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Lisa Leslie – Michael Lockwood

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Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet – John Sally & Cadillac’s Don Butler

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Loretta Devine

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Loretta Devine and Glenn Marshall

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Lisa Leslie

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angie Stone

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Angie Stone

 

{Photos compliments of Cadillac}

General Motors Wants To Grant Your Holiday Wish During Diva Days Of Christmas!

December 13th, 2012 by Christen

 

 

It’s one of our biggest giveaways for the season and we’re beyond excited for our loyal readers!

 

Just in time for the holidays, Divas And Dorks has partnered with GM Northeast to grant one loyal reader the ultimate holiday wish by giving away $500 in cash and a General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, etc.) car/truck for a week. Need to travel for the holidays? Need some wheels to get to a charity event? Maybe you just need some extra cash to buy gifts for others or a gift for yourself. Whatever it may be, We’re here to help you!  GM is ready to bring holiday cheer to our friends in the northeast, so any wish goes!

 

How Would You Like To WIN $500 & A GM Car/Truck For The Week?

 

 

 

Entering is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3….

 

1.  To enter, you must submit your holiday tweet wish via Twitter using #GMNER and #DivaDaysChristmas.   For example “My holiday wish is to drive my holiday gifts to my parents in DC! #GMNER #DivaDaysChristmas”. Add photos or video to your tweets to make them stand out!

 

2.  You must post the link to your holiday tweet wish the comment section below…. now until December 14th 2012.

3.  Visit DrivingTheNortheast.com and post the link to your holiday tweet wish the comment section below….now until December 14th 2012.

We’ll be selecting ONE winner from the comments sections and announcing our winner on Monday, December 17th!  If you’re in the mood for winning, don’t forget to enter to win more in our Diva Days of Christmas here.

 

 

Contest Rules: In order to qualify, you must live in the Northeast area. You can NOT be a relative of Divas And Dorks, LLC contributing writers, editors, publishers or anyone that works for General Motors or MSL.  Good Luck!!!

 

Cadillac Is Bringing Something New To A Backseat Near You…

October 10th, 2012 by Christen

If you’ve been following my misadventures in babysitting via Twitter or Instagram (#DivaDoesBabysitting) over the last few days, you’ve been sure to see me rolling in the New 2013 Cadillac XTS. From stylishly riding throughout the streets of my hometown to striving from the “Aunt of The Year” award transporting my nieces and nephews around in their “spaceship” – the Cadillac XTS has gotten it’s fair share of points & stares.

 

 

Well, Cadillac is bringing a little something new to the backseat of it’s kid-friendlier Cadillac SRX – in the form of Blu-ray entertainment. The new 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury vehicles will soon start rolling off the lots, they’ll boasting something never seen before in an automobile – a Blu-ray player. The CUE in-vehicle entertainment system in Cadillac vehicles has been expanded in the SRX to include a Blu-ray player, but that’s far from the only entertainment upgrade. In the backseat, there will be two 8” touchscreen displays that can be flipped up. They can also display different things – one passenger can play video games, while the other listens to music or watches a movie. There will only be one Blu-ray player, so if you’re using that, two different movies can’t be viewed simultaneously. A connector cable sold separately will allow passengers to connect their mobile devices to the displays and watch their own movies that way.

 

 

M0bile devices can be connected without the extra cable to play music, and each passenger has room to connect their own device – in fact, you can have up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled devices connected to the car at once. A simplified remote control to handle all of that content has been made simple enough that kids, who will undoubtedly be the main beneficiaries of these features, can use it easily. No more, “Are we there yet?” outbursts or sleepy kids in the backseat, you can now look forward to highly entertained kiddies – just hope you don’t have to worry about them fighting over the remote…

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Say goodbye to the days of children sleeping in the back of your Cadillac… With a new Blu-ray system…sleeping with be the last of your worries!

 

 

Looking for more tech savvy car news? Stay tuned…

 

 

‘Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s’ Screening Celebrates 111 Years Of Fashion

September 13th, 2012 by Christen

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Bringing New York Fashion Week to a close, New York’s fashion elite emerged from a week of shows & presentations to come together in celebration of Bergdorf-Goodman’s 111th Birthday and film screening at Paris Theatre. ‘Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s’ presented by Cadillac is a 90-minute documentary that paints a portrait of Bergdorf’s past, present and future.

If you’re anything like me, the moment you step into 5th Ave and into Bergdorf-Goodman’s you feel overwhelmed from the sheer force of luxe fashion royalty gracing each floor (then you take a look a a price tag or two and reality quickly sets in…) However, there is no doubt that no other retailer can match the luxury that Bergdorf’s provides thousands of New Yorkers, tourists & foreign clients daily.

Including a collection of 175 of its directors, clients, employees, designers and wannabe designers share their experiences and fondest memories of New York’s finest retailer of glamour, sophistication and fashion. Directed by Mathew Mielle, the film also included guest appearance by iconic designers Michael Kors, Dianne Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and more.

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Posing with the Bergdorf Goodman Cadillac

Following the screening, guests including June Ambrose, Bevy Smith and more were treated to an exclusive post shindig next door at Bergdorf-Goodman’s.

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After the party it’s the AFTER PARTY…BG style!

 

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President of eCityofStyle.com Ken Panton & EIC of SimplyRides.com Sekou

 

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Ebony.com’s Geneva S. Thomas

 

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Bergdorf Goodman’s after party was a huge hit!

 

 

To learn more about the film visit Bergdorf’ Goodman’s blog here.

 

 

The Luxurious Style Of 2013 Cadillac XTS & The Art For Life Gala (Celebrity Pics)

July 31st, 2012 by Christen

 

This past weekend, Cadillac invited DivasandDorks.com as guests for a weekend in the Hamptons! Chauffeured in high style, we got the chance to enjoy the premium style of the 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum. With the debut of the touch sensitive CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system – this posh driving experience makes it difficult to go back driving anything less luxe. CUE combines advanced technology with a simplistic user interface that makes any driving experience a joy – no matter if you’re driving down the street for errands or off for a getaway weekend. My favorite attribute about the Cadillac XTS include the Driver Awareness Package which uses the Safety Alert Seat (with vibration) to alert you of lane departure, Blind Spot & Collision warnings. It also comes equipped with Remote start, SiriusXM satellite radio, OnStar and its own iPad application (as part of the customer experience, each 2013 Cadillac XTS buyer will receive an iPad with their new car.) 

While in the Hamptons, we got the opportunity to take advantange of all this countryside had to offer. From walks on the beach, faboulous seafood and extravagant shopping. In addition to daytime fun, we attended Russell Simmons’ Art For Life Gala at his private estate in the Hamptons. The event geared towards raising awareness and funds to encourage creativity and arts for children in schools. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien the Art For Life Gala was the toast of the Hamptons with celebs in attendance including Star Jones, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Grant & Tamia Hill and more! The evening concluded with memorable performances by Diggy Simmons, Melanie Fiona, Anita Baker and Salt N Pepper and overall raised more than $200k for the Art For Life charity program.

Diggy Simmons and Rocsi Diaz

 

Art For Life guests of honor: Grant & Tamia Hill

MC Lyte, Anita Baker, Soledad O’Brien and Rocsi Diaz attend the 16th Annual Art For Life Gala

Check out more celebrity appearances below…

Photos credit: J. Nunez / WireImage 

 

 

Divas Drive In Heels: NAIAS Kicks Off With GM’s Cadillac ATS Reveal Event

January 14th, 2012 by Nicole

On January 9th the night before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Press Preview began, GM held a revealing party for the much anticipated Cadillac ATS. This event was beyond, pleasingly graceful and stylish (just like the car). Filled with trendy food, elegant music, and modern décor – it easily made for a spectacular platform to introduce the Cadillac ATS.

The beautiful Cadillac ATS: Stylish, Sleek & Nimble!

This vehicle is light and powerful, and on the inside it gets even better. On display was the CUE system a touch screen with voice recognition; this system was top notch and user friendly.  The highlights of the ATS were on display through out the event and made for a great teaser. The final unveiling of the ATS was straight to the point that the ATS is a powerful compact luxury vehicle that will compete with the best. When asked to describe the Cadillac ATS in one word Don Butler, vice president of marketing Cadillac said, “Quick, but really you need three words.” Maybe the three words were quick nimble, and fun! GM put on an exceptional presentation that leaves you wanting for more of the ATS.  Available soon, make sure you check out Cadillac.com or visit your local Cadillac dealership to inquire about vehicle availability. If you can’t wait and want to learn more about the new Cadillac ATS – check out our first impressions HERE.

Divas Drive In Heels: (2012 NAIAS) First Impressions – 2013 Cadillac ATS

January 11th, 2012 by Christen

 

 

On Sunday – Cadillac introduced the 2013 ATS, an all-new compact luxury sports sedan intended to challenge the world’s best premium cars. Developed on an all-new, lightweight vehicle architecture, Cadillac’s entry into the world’s most significant luxury car segment goes on sale this summer in North America. “Designed with quick, nimble and fun-to-drive dynamics, ATS expands Cadillac’s portfolio into a crucial global segment,” said Don Butler, vice president of marketing for Cadillac. “For a new group of luxury consumers, this is a car that will fit their lifestyle and challenge the segment’s status quo.” The ATS is offered with Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive, in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data. It is designed to be unique for each consumer, from the “simple user” to the fully connected “super user.”

 

CUE, which stands for Cadillac User Experience, pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons. For example, most of today’s luxury cars have around 20 buttons controlling the radio and entertainment functions. CUE has only four.

In addition to CUE, the ATS is offered with other technologies, including:

  • Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition
  • USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription
  • Keyless access and keyless push-button start
  • Reconfigurable 5.7-inch instrument panel cluster display
  • Full-color reconfigurable heads-up display.

 

 

Photos courtesy of "© GM Co."

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