OK! TV and The Giving Carpet Host Pre-Awards Party to Celebrate TVís Most Philanthropic Celebrities
Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Emmy-nominated, multifaceted performer and singer-songwriter, Mark Ballas will perform at OK!TV’s Pre-Awards Party, August 21, at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The national syndicated television show will honor Emmy nominees and presenters and highlight each celebrity’s personal charity, raising awareness for their causes. The star-studded, glamorous evening will not only celebrate Hollywood’s favorite talent and shows on television, but also the inspirational, philanthropic work that often goes unrecognized when helping those in need.
Topping off the Pre-Awards celebration, Emmy-nominee and singer-songwriter, Mark Ballas, best known as a double-time champion on Dancing With The Stars, will give an exclusive performance as he gears up to release his debut EP, "Kicking Clouds," September 16. The EP will include his two singles "Get My Name" and "Miss Incredible." Music will also be provided by DJ Caroline D'Amore.
Confirmed guests include: Angela Bassett, Chuy Bravo (Chelsea Lately), Mark Ballas, Nigel Lythgoe, Judd Nelson, Naturi Naughton (Power), Jenni Pulos & Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out), Gleb Savchenko (DWTS), Heather Mccomb & Octavius J Johnson(Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Tara Reid, Tom Greene, Greer Grammar and more. The OK!TV Pre-Awards Party begins at 7:30pm and will be sponsored by: Sprinkles Cupcakes, Jose Cuervo, Heineken, Hint Water, the Face Forward Foundation, Beauty Kitchen, Make It, Splat, Popchips, LA Girl, Ella+Mila, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Valentine Group PR, DirectFire Media, and It Girl Public Relations.
About OK! TV
OK! TV is a daily broadcast show that focuses on celebrity news, lifestyle and culture and averaged over one million viewers per episode in its first nine months, and aired a second time on the Reelz Channel. Since its premiere on September 9, 2013, OK! TV prides itself in being a celebrity-friendly show, featuring segments that include, red carpet coverage, movie premieres, one-on-one celebrity interviews, charity events, and behind the scenes coverage of films and television programs. With bureaus in NYC, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the half hour entertainment show is the only show with ties to well-known publishing brands including Shape and Men’s Fitness. OK! TV saw a 50% rating increase from February to May 2014 syndicated to over 1.6 million viewers per week and broadcasted over 140 stations including CBS Station Group, Media General, Sinclair, Hubbard Broadcasting etc. Although OK! TV uses the familiar logo, they are an independent entity with complete editorial and production autonomy.
About Mark Ballas
Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas is a multifaceted performer and singer songwriter. Known for his dynamic energy and bold choreography, Mark stormed the US scene over seven years ago, captivating over 20 million viewers per week on the ABC mega-hit, “Dancing with the Stars.” Ballas’s debut single Get My Name produced by Wizz Dumb and written by Jo'zzy and Balls himself, broke Top 40 in its debut release on the iTunes pop chart landing #24 while the Get My Name music video debuted #1 on multiple MTV platforms.
He also has recently sold out the acclaimed Troubadour in West Hollywood and opened for Robin Thicke both in New York and LA. He performed at will.i.am's Trans4rm Pre-Grammy Party with the Black Eyed Peas band, sharing the same bill as Alicia Keys and Estelle; performed acoustic sets at SXSW in Austin, and the Jersey Shore, sharing the same stage as Ed Sheeran and Gavin DeGraw.
Ballas was the 2011 winner of MTV’s Freshman Five and that same year Clear Season 8 with Shawn Johnson, and caused a media frenzy when he took performance Channel named Ballas the 2011 “Artist to Watch.”
Recently signing a major deal with publishing powerhouse BMG, Ballas is currently working on his first full studio production solo album with producers such as Jim Beanz and Wizz Dumb while co-writing with Jo’zzy, BC Jean, and Clarence Coffee Jr.
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