DFZ Golf & Casino Night 


DFZ Golf Classic & Casino Night, which took place on Friday, May 13 at The Falls Club of Palm Beaches.
This exciting event was held in support of the Discrimination Free Zone Foundation, whose mission is to end discrimination and promote acceptance of all races, genders and religions across the country.



Celebrity Stylist and Costume Designer, MARIEL HAENN, is delving underneath the glamour for an exclusive lingerie capsule collection with Designer and Model, TYLYNN NGUYEN, available at VIOLET GREY and VioletGrey.com. To celebrate the launch alongside organic and wild-crafted skincare brand May Lindstrom, VIOLET GREY’s CEO & Founder, CASSANDRA HUYSENTRUYT GREY, hosted VIP influencers and celebrities including NICOLA PELTZ, JEN ATKIN, LYDIA HEARST and CARA SANTANA.


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Fandom Affairs, a local women’s club will be hosting a Game of Thrones painting event on Saturday, June 25th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The event will feature three options to choose from for guests to pick and paint Jon Snow, Khaleesi or the Red Lady. The event is open for the public but tickets do need to be purchased beforehand, and the establishment that it will be held at is asking that due to the late time to not have children too young attend, and to keep in mind it is a BYOB event, alcohol will be brought by attendees but not sold or served, same with food. 

The event will happen at Painting with a Twist at the Miami Beach location; 924 71st Street, Miami Beach, FL 3314
Purchase tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fandom-affairs-paints-got-tickets-25624814510

About Fandom

We are a Miami based women’s group, who meet monthly to gab about the latest movies, TV shows or to discuss out latest reads. Since we are a relatively new group we are looking to reach out and bump up not only our membership numbers but to identify ourselves against many other similar groups in the South Florida area. To learn more visit our Facebook group, simply search for Fandom Affairs, it is open and publically available, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1235857916434754/

Twitter: @FandomAffairs

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T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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LAS VEGAS – The “2016 Billboard Music Awards,” were hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy award winning recording artist Ludacris and by first-time host and international recording artist, Ciara. This year’s award show was held at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The award show is the first-ever broadcast event from the new venue, which officially opened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live on MONDAY, MAY 23 at 7am on RTL CBS Entertainment HD (TrueVision 337). Tonight’s red carpet was held outside the T-Mobile Arena in the Toshiba Plaza.

Legendary Entertainer Tony Bennett Honored at Keep Memory Alive Gala

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LAS VEGAS — Some of the biggest entertainers in the industry joined together to celebrate Tony Bennett and his career at the 20th annual Power of Love gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 21. James Corden, Andra Day, Darius Rucker, Jordin Sparks, Steven Tyler were among those who performed tributes of some of Bennett’s famous hits. Continuing its 20-year history, the star-studded event raises funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy. Red carpet photography and video by the Las Vegas News Bureau.

The Discrimination Free Zone Foundation Golf Classic & Casino Night

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Putting an End to Discrimination and Bullying, One Zone at a Time
 In a world where over 160,000 children stay home from school each day due to bullying, the importance of organizations like the Discrimination Free Zone Foundation is stronger now than ever before. By introducing school children to the concepts of diversity, equality and acceptance for everyone, the DFZ Foundation restores hope in local communities that one day we will only see one race; the human race.


On Friday, May 13, the DFZ Foundation will host a Golf Classic & Casino Night in effort to raise funds for their highly influential school programs. Taking place at one of South Florida’s most prestigious private clubs, The Falls Club of Palm Beaches, the event will offer prominent community members the opportunity to learn more about the organization while enjoying an exciting day and evening of golf, prizes, delicious food and drinks, and not-to-miss silent and live auction items.


The DFZ Foundation aims to end discrimination through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world, promoting its message with branded wristbands, shirts, hats, signs, posters, stickers and other items that supporters can wear or display. Children in our society are malleable, effortlessly soaking up the opinions and influences around them. By making a positive impact on their beliefs and decisions, the DFZ Foundations seeks to end discrimination and bullying for all. The Golf Classic & Casino Night is just one of the many ways that active community members can get involved, take a stand and show their support. Scheduled to begin at 11am, the event provides interested players to enter as a Foursome for $1,500.00, a single player for $400.00, or to simply register with the Charity.Cocktail.Casino / Dinner Reception option for only $125.00. Following a great day of competitive golf, players will be given the opportunity to refresh themselves in luxurious locker rooms and prepare for an exciting night of cocktails, food and entertainment. For registration information, visit golf.discriminationfreezone.org.


The proceeds from this fun-filled event will help to find the DFZ Foundation’s programs, reinforcing the message that discrimination will not be accepted and in turn raising awareness about this global issue. By taking it one zone at a time, the organization and its supporters can make a difference, putting an end to this problem and making the world a much better place.

Getting To Know Torrey DeVitto In The Latest Issue Of Worthy


Photographer: Rowan Daly

Torrey DeVitto is a lethal combination of brains, beauty and talent. While she is quickly becoming a household name on NBC’s hit series Chicago Med, which follows the lives of the courageous medical staff of a new state of the art medical facility, the actress is no stranger to being on successful TV shows. Torrey’s impressive roster consists of: Dawson’s Creek, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and our personal favorite Pretty Little Liars. 
Her latest role however holds a unique place in her heart. 
“I was excited to play someone closer to my age,” the actress said. 
On Chicago Med, Torrey is Dr. Natalie Manning a pediatric medicine specialist who is unapologetically focused on her work and is also in the third trimester of her pregnancy.   
 “She’s is a very strong woman. I have a lot in common with my character. She leads with compassion. This role has been the most thrilling to date. I am in love with the show.” Torrey said.
When Torrey made her move to film Chicago Med the actress employed a very organic approach to prepare for her current role as Dr. Natalie Manning. She credits her work with hospice care for developing the strong and compassionate disposition she brings to the role. 
“A lot of my hospice work comes into sync with my role. You have to be level headed but compassionate.” 
With beauty, brains and compassion as common denominators, Torrey sites the characteristics of her astrological sign as the noticeable differences between herself and Dr. Natalie Manning. 
“Yes, unfortunately I can have the emotional reaction of an infant. I am a Gemini. I have a deep connection with all of my emotions. If I had to describe myself in three words it would be: “Inspired, lover and giver. I show up for my friends and I love hard.” 
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While the actress has appeared in numerous sitcoms, we fell in love with supernaturally perfect character she played on Pretty Little Liars. 
“The pilot agents said it would be huge. I had no idea. You know there are things that you would think would be huge and it doesn’t end up working out. I grew so much on the show. She was the longest character I played. I built a true genuine appreciation for Melissa,” Torrey said. 
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A lot of Torrey’s fans are learning of her other love which is music. The actress is a very talented violinist since the age of six. She even played a solo at Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s wedding. 
“The two are such different experiences. There is one right way to do things with music. But with acting there is no right and wrong except for what is given. I like that I could potentially play whoever I want.”  

Two Days of Uncensored,  Unjuried Performing Arts


Imagine: two days full of cutting-edge, diverse, uncensored and unjuried live theater performances. That’s exactly what is taking place this weekend at the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival. 

Brought to South Florida for the second year in a row by Broward College, this exciting two-day event has set out to fuse the local community with unique artistic creations both on stage and on the streets. There are 63 total performances taking place between Friday and Saturday, ranging in rating everywhere from family friendly to adult only.


The history of Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. There, a number of performing artists who were official partners of the Edinburgh International Festival decided to produce their own work in empty stores and church basements. Thus, their work was staged literally “on fringe” of the established festival. The concept was an immediate success and the Fringe soon became as popular as the official festival.


“Broward College strives to provide our community with culturally enriching experiences and the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival supports that mission,” says David J. Armstrong, President of Broward College. “Last year’s event was a huge success and we will continue to grow the festival into a staple of the city’s already thriving art scene.”


Sparked your interest yet? Performances include “Tales from the Forest” by Terri Giannoustos, who tells the story of the Halloween industry from an actor’s point of view and “Great, Big, Beautiful, Tomorrow” by Nick Valdes, an insightful journey into the deep dark secrets of Disney; one of the top corporations in the world.


For a full list of performances, schedule details, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.fortlauderdalefringe.com.



Enjoying the Jurnee


The actress sat down with Worthy Magazine during Macy’s Black History Month celebration to discuss the most challenging role that she has played so far and to share her definition of real beauty. Read the actress’ explanation on why her character Rosalie on WGN’s hit series Underground has been her most challenging.
Jurnee is an allusive kind of Hollywood child star. If she has any demons, you haven’t seen it sprawled across tabloid pages in true Hollywood child star fashion. The actress walks the line of success while enjoying the fruits of a healthy marriage. 
“There are several keys to a lasting relationship. I would 
 The actress’ list of costars, which includes the Olson Twins and Samuel L. Jackson (to name a few) were acquired well before she was even a teenager, and the list has only become even more extensive reaching up to cinematic titans like Denzel Washington. But nevertheless to sit across a table from a talent as young and relevant as Jurnee is to be in the presence of greatness and tremendous humility. It is literally disarming.  
The Underground
When discussing her upcoming role on WGN’s Underground, the actress was extremely candid about why she was the most proud of this role. We have enjoyed her in vocal roles on Full House and the cult classic Eve’s Bayou and The Great Debaters. Her list of powerhouse roles is very impressive by our Worthy standards. But her current role is what takes the cake, according to the actress. 
“I would say that the most challenging character that I have played so far has to be my current character Rosalee on WGN’s Underground.You really get to see her evolve. She starts out oppressed and restricted and throughout the course of the season she is empowered. You end up being surprised by her. She is a dreamer at a time that it is not safe for a person of color to dream,” Jurnee said


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A recent incident involving Chris Christie, the NFL Draft and a bong mask seem to exemplify everything that has been wrong with the drug war. Chris Christie has been among several notable Republicans that seem to have changed their party’s stance on the drug war, emphasizing treatment and rehabilitation instead of the party’s traditional law and order stance that promoted incarceration. Christie said at a recent New Hampshire GOP Debate, hosted by ABC News that drug addiction was not a “moral failing” which was a direct rebuke of the party’s most popular rhetoric that viewed drug use as a failure of personal responsibility. “It is a disease” Christie barked as he voiced his support for programs designed to help rather then lockup those engaged in hardcore drug use like heroine addicts. Christie is hardly alone in his sudden shift. As the demographics around drug use have shifted, the feelings regarding how we treat users have also shifted, seemingly due to the rise of Methamphetamine use in poor white communities and the growth of heroine use that now ravages white communities of every class standing. The GOP no longer wishes to “throw away the key” with drug users. GOP Governors all over the country are now even becoming more amenable to restoring voting rights for some felons. And it is hard to ignore that this shift seems to coincide with the rising drug use of the GOP’s traditional voting base. GOP Presidential Contender Ted Cruz sadly lost his sister to an overdose and long battle with drug use. The shift would be hypocritical but forgivable as the GOP finally sees the humanity in addicts that are within their own families now but Chris Christie recently demonstrated that the bias that has incarcerated a full generation of black sons and fathers persists in his heart.

NFL Draftee Laremy Tunsil recently suffered a catastrophic decline in his draft standing when a hacker posted a picture of the young man smoking marijuana from bong and mask. The picture proved to be costly for Tunsil but Chris Christie wants it to be even more devastating. He has called for Tunsil to be arrested. “When I was a prosecutor, I would’ve gone in and cuffed this guy” said Christie, further exemplifying the judicial bias that has stalked black men and resulted in an obscene rate of incarceration.  The comment is noted for the zeal and enthusiasm to pursue prosecution against an African American male but it is punctuated by Christie’s own recent comments calling for leniency for hardcore heroine users. The interest of a former U.S. Attorney in prosecuting a young man taking bong hits in his dorm room is emblematic of the obsessive pursuit of African Americans by law enforcement in policies like Stop and Frisk which in defiance of statistical reality focused almost entirely on scrutinizing black men. It also answers the often asked and insincere question regarding the high rate of black male incarceration. Blacks comprise so much of our prison population because men like Chris Christie have enforced existing law with extreme prejudice against minority communities. Christie is a Trump supporter and potential Vice Presidential pick. Hopefully he can recognize his bias before America entrusts him with another position of authority and more power over minority communities.