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Valarie Pettiford - What A Pair! 10th anniversary benefit concert at the Saban Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 31st May 2014

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Valarie Pettiford - Sunday 26th June 2011 at Bet Awards Los Angeles, California

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Valarie Pettiford Wednesday 4th May 2011 Los Angeles premiere of 'Jumping The Broom' held at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood Los Angeles, California

Valarie Pettiford and Chita Rivera Friday 26th November 2010 Opening night of 'Chita Rivera In Concert' at the Birdland Jazz Club - Inside Arrivals New York City, USA

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Valarie Pettiford and Chita Rivera
Valarie Pettiford and Chita Rivera
Valarie Pettiford and Chita Rivera
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Valarie Pettiford and Chita Rivera

Valarie Pettiford Monday 4th October 2010 Broadway Tonight! An Evening of Song & Dance at Alex Theater Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stomp The Yard Review


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On the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Columbus Short plays a brooding, brilliant young television writer taken under wing by elder statesman and comedian D.L. Hughley. It's not one of the show's most integral roles, but Short plays it for broke, giving the writer's restrained wit just the right glimmer of naiveté and confusion to escape two-dimensional branding. For his first starring role in a feature film, Short plays a skilled krumper from L.A. in Sylvain White's Stomp the Yard.

After teaching some lessons to a rival krumping gang on the battleground, DJ (Short) witnesses the assault and murder of his brother (Chris Brown). Posthaste, he makes his way to Atlanta and enrolls in a work-study program at Truth University. It's here that DJ regains his love for dancing in the form of stepping, a more formatted and coordinated dance style compared to DJ's loose krumping. He quickly makes enemies with Grant (Darrin Dewitt Henson) by giving eyes to April (Meagan Good), Grant's girlfriend. However, this leads to him getting in good with the Thetas, the rival stepping gang to Grant's Gammas. As luck would have it, DJ impresses his frat brothers and becomes a star in the step team, winning further admiration from April and setting him up for a step-off with Grant's crew.

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Glitter Review


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The rise to fame of Billie Frank -- the struggling songstress played by ear-piercing pop diva Mariah Carey in the witless showbiz fairytale "Glitter" -- is so absurdly easy you'd think you're supposed to hate her for it.

After a quickie boo-hoo introduction in which young Billie is abandoned by her bar-singer ghetto mom for no adequately explored reason and put in an orphanage, director Vondie Curtis Hall ("Gridlock'd") fast-forwards to a nightclub scene in 1983 (symbolized by the occasional butt-ugly costume). There our girl, now all grown up curvy, gets offered a gig as a backup singer to a tone-deaf rising star, solely based on the way she wiggles her booty.

During the ensuing recording session, the pimp-daddy producer (Terrence Howard, "Angel Eyes") turns up Billie's microphone and substitutes her voice for his star's. In the next scene an influential DJ called "Dice" (some scruffy-handsome English actor named Max Beesley spouting the most laughable white-boy street lingo ever spoken with a straight face) hears the tape, hears Billie sing, realizes who the real talent is and offers to make her famous.

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