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The Young Entertainer Awards Foundation was created by various members of the entertainment industry who want to provide a positive incentive for young entertainers to perfect their skills, to build a strong foundation of confidence that will benefit them, not only in their present acting career, but also in whatever path they wish to follow in their future, and to provide a scholarship to an individual or to another organization or institution assisting talented youth who might not otherwise be able to realize their dream.*


Press Check In: 9am ***

Red Carpet: 930am-11am

Luncheon 11am

Award Presentation: 1130-2:00pm


For more information & a list of nominees log on to:


***Just a  few  of our confirmed  Hosts, Presenters, Performers and Special Award Recipients****




Recipient of The First Annual Young Entertainer - LifeTime Achievement Award


Eight-time GRAMMY  award winner, global style icon and dynamic entrepreneur, Fergie Duhamel, better known by her stage name Fergie, has successfully ventured into the world of singing, songwriting, fashion designing, acting, beauty, and philanthropic work. Her long-standing career began early on as a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated, where Duhamel appeared on over 100 episodes. She quickly gained worldwide fame after joining the renowned hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved massive sales and chart success resulting from multiple hits such as 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'Boom Boom Pow.' To no surprise, Fergie's release of her own debut album, The Dutchess, was wildly successful, spawning five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles and three number one singles including 'London Bridge', 'Glamorous' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry.' 

While it's undeniable that Fergie's music career has well exceeded the ordinary, with more than 50 million albums sold worldwide and eight GRAMMY awards under her belt, she has continued to exercise her various talents with continuous achievements in both the beauty and fashion communities. Fergie has made a name for herself in the beauty realm with an award winning fragrance, Outspoken, which has become the most successful fragrance launch to date for Avon. Fashion is an empire Fergie has dominated and for the past five years along with her partners at Brown Shoes, she is actively designing for her Fergie Footwear brand, whose sales are now skyrocketing. 


Throughout all the successes, philanthropy has never been lost on Fergie. Her many charitable activities include participating in Avon's Breast Cancer walks, raising money for the victims of the natural disaster tragedy in Japan and also for those on the home front, helping New York's impoverished, through foundations such as Robin Hood. She also works with The Peapod Foundation and Adobe Youth Voices to provide mentoring for young people interested in performing arts and multimedia careers. Raising money to fight HIV/AIDS has been an issue uniquely near and dear to Fergie's heart, which has resulted in her being named a global spokesperson for the M A C Viva Glam campaign benefitting that incredible cause. These major charitable contributions and rallying for those in need has not gone unnoticed. In 2010, Fergie received the honorary title of Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year, and again in 2011 when she was recognized as Billboard's Woman of the Year, honoring the incredible impact she has made in the world and the path she has forged for others to succeed in tandem. 







Christine Devine is a veteran television news anchor at KTTV in Los Angeles with a passion for empowering young people. In 2015, she marked her 25thanniversary at Fox 11 News.On the job, Christine anchors the weeknight newscast at 10pmon Fox 11 News (KTTV). She has 16 Emmys, including the prestigious Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Christine celebrates over 20 years of Wednesday's Child. Her weekly TV adoption segment has helped hundreds of children from foster care find forever families. In 2012, she was named by Los Angeles Magazine among the "50 Women Changing LA."


In Hollywood, Christine has reporter appearances in the following movies: Independence Day, Cable Guy, Wag The Dog, and Most Wanted. She's been seen on the following series: 24, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Prison Break.Off the job, Christine calls herself a "cheerleader for children. She mentors kids and young adults under her unofficial concept "TEAM WC - #WeCan #WestCoast. The team has done a documentary, spoken at Central Juvenile Hall, painted a mural at a domestic violence shelter, sung the theme song for a foster care non-profit, performed at charity benefits and at Christmas events for community

Among her other honors: Best Anchor Team from the Associated Press, Media Volunteer of the Year Award from the Volunteers of America, Lifetime Achievement from the Century City Chamber of Commerce, and numerous Press Club awards.



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Manny Streetz - Host


Manny Streetz is a Producer, Actor, Songwriter and LA Radio Personality. Known on the radio as 'Manny on the Streets' from 102.7 KIIS FM. He's co-starred in numerous projects such as Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat and iCarly as well as ABC Studios TV Show Mixology and is an alumni of the ABC Diversity Talent Showcase. 


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Courtney Friel


Courtney Friel is an Anchor/Reporter at KTLA 5 News.  She joined the station in 2013 after working six years in as a Correspondent and Fill-in Anchor at FOX News Channel in New York City.  


Courtney grew up in Pennsylvania but first moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and has since worked at many TV stations, including entertainment reporting for Fox 11, E!, Extra, Oxygen, hosting "The World Poker Tour" on the Travel Channel, Court TV's "Saturday Night Solution", and contributing to FOX's "Americas Most Wanted".

Her first two jobs in local news were at CBS2 in Palm Springs and ABC7 in Jackson, TN, but she fell in love with the business while in high school as a student reporter for Channel One News.  


Courtney graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Political Science.  She lives in Santa Monica with her two children, Cash and Cameron.  


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Naibe Reynoso


Naibe Reynoso background includes investigative reporting, TV production, and entertainment reporting. A graduate of UCLA, Reynoso began her TV career at Warner Bros where she worked as a production assistant for various sitcoms including the Drew Carey show. Reynoso hosted and produced her own Children's Educational Television Show "Chiquitran" for Los Angeles' KWHY channel 22. ln 1996, she was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters Service to Children Certificate of Appreciation Award. 

By 1997, Naibe became KWHY TV's entertainment anchor/reporter where she interviewed high profile celebrities and anchored a nightly entertainment segment. ln 2000, Naibe became part of a start-up team for 24-hour Spanish language cable TV station "Mas Arizona" in Phoenix, AZ. While there, she created and hosted two weekly entertainment / talk shows, "Mas Exitos" and "Cafe N ". Naibe went on to win a Best Talent Emmy for her work on "Mas Exitos". Naibe moved to Denver in 2002 to accept the position of reporter/fill in anchor on KWGN TV's WB News. She remained there until late 2003 when she was asked to audition for the position of co-host on ABC TV's "The View". 
ln March 2004, Naibe joined Radiovisa Corporation, a 24-hour Spanish talk radio network as co-host and news anchor for their morning radio show as well as having her own weekly entertainment talk show called "Con Naibe' where she would interview celebrities. The show aired on Los Angeles radio station 83O AM KMXE and was syndicated nationwide. From 2006 -2011, she was a Reelz channel host and correspondent, where she had her own popular and highly- rated weekly show "Twilight Weekly Spotlight". 

She also filled in as Los Angeles correspondent for Univision's national entertainment show "Primer Impact" interviewing the biggest celebrities in the Spanish Language Market. Naibe is now a freelance correspondent for various Los Angeles outlets including Fox News Latino and CNN Espanol where her main duties are covering Lifestyle and Entertainment but also jumps in to do news when required. Recently, Naibe produced and hosted CNN Espanol's Golden Globes and Oscar Specials.




Red Carpet Hosts


*Ashley Nichole and Taryne Renee*


Life Style/Fashion YouTube Sensations

Over 3 million Subscribers and over 5 million Impressions! 





Performance By Alyson Stoner


Alyson Stoner's has become an international sensation over the course of her career, but it was her epic Missy Elliott Tribute dance video that went viral last year attracting over 15 million views and was one of the most iconic videos in the past 10 years according to USA Today, that put her back on the map.  Since her days dancing alongside Missy in her music videos, she has been seen acting in countless box office hits such as Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2, the Step Up dance series, Camp Rock 1 & 2 The Final Jam, continues to be the voice of "Isabella" in the Emmy Award winning cartoon Phineas & Ferb and many more. In addition to her acting and dancing skills, one of Google's most searched actresses of 2015, has embraced her musical side and released numerous original songs and covers on her YouTube channels and on iTunes. She has over 70 million views on YouTube combined, more than 330,000 subscribers and over 12 a million followers on social media platforms.


We are excited to have a dynamic performance from the girl who brought you one of the most talked about YouTube videos last year, the epic "Missy Elliott Tribute" video that garnered over 15 million views, the amazing triple threat Alyson Stoner.  The former Disney star will perform her brand new dance single "Woman" that releases Feb. 19. Check her out on social media at @alysonstoner or


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Recipient of The First Young Entertainer Award 

International Recording Artist Award


Performance by Jonael Santiago


Jonael Santiago is the winner of the third season of TELEMUNDO's "La Voz Kids" (The Voice Kids). The Puerto Rican-born singer, who resides in Miami, Florida, won $60,000 cash prize to pursue his dreams and continue his education, plus a recording contract from Universal Music Group for the production of a single and music video. Since he won the title of the singing competition, the 12-year old kid has worked with some of the biggest Latin music stars, including Romeo Santos and Natalia Jimenez, who invited him to take part of their Miami concert. He was also featured in the hit music video "Santa de Mi Devocion" byReggaeton duo, Alexis & Fido, which was filmed in his native island of Puerto Rico. He also performed on stage during the highly-rated "Premios Tu Mundo 2015" (Your World Awards) singing a new version of "Stand By Me" alongside TELEMUNDO stars. 


From the start of the Blind Auditions, where the three Coaches Daddy Yankee, Natalia Jimenez and Pedro Fernandez turned their chairs, to the moment the winner was revealed, Jonael Santiago proved that he is a music star. Jonael, who joined #TeamNatalia, takes acting and singing lessons at a local community theater in Miami, and learned piano and guitar by ear and through instructions found online.    

Jonael was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and currently lives with his mother Xiomara and sister in Miami since they relocated from the island three years ago.


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Emblem 3


From the moment they stepped onto the X-Factor stage in 2012, it was clear that Emblem3 was here to take the Music Industry by storm.  Performing their original song, "Sunset Boulevard," against show producer's wishes, Emblem3 immediately captured the attention of America with their profound talent and knack for following the beat of their own drum.  Their impact was undeniable as the group went on to sell out venues around the world and over 400,000 copies of their single, "Chloe (You're the One I Want)."


Comprised of brothers Wesley (22) and Keaton Stromberg (19), and long-time friend Drew Chadwick (23), Emblem3 has been producing music together as a band for almost a decade.  Growing up together in Sequim, WA, Emblem3's musical style is a blend of R&B, So-Cal Rock and Hip-Hop.  With this unique contrast, it's no surprise that these three guys from Washington have already begun to carve out a space for themselves in the Music Industry.


From the unforgettable lyrics to their genre defying melodies, the true driving force behind Emblem3's music is their passion.  What separates Emblem3 from other bands is their commitment to being musicians first and foremost.  Wesley explains his passion for music as, "Music heals broken hearts and is always there for you.  I just want to make music that makes people feel." It is important that they are actively involved in every aspect of the recording process. All three guys contribute lyrical content, which makes for an incredible range of feelings and perspectives for each song, and youngest member, Keaton, leads their music production and audio engineering. 


In the short time Emblem3 has taken the world stage, they have already surpassed seasoned recording artists by attending coveted industry events including the Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards in which they won the award for "Choice Breakout Group."


What is perhaps most special is the unwavering commitment and connection that Emblem3 has with their fans.  Emblem3 creates their music with the purpose of empowering others and creating a "sustainable system of inspiration."  As Drew said, "Music is for meditation, it's the only pure form of communication."  Wesley, Keaton, and Drew are here to create music true to who they are and continue to touch lives along the way.


2016 is gearing up to be an exciting year for the band and their loyal Emblems - for the first time, the band will be releasing a new EP for free in February through their own App, which will be available in all App stores.  Soon after this release, they will be taking their music directly to their fans on a World Tour in April, starting in Japan and continuing through the Philippines, the United States and Canada before continuing throughout the world.   Keaton phrased it best, "There is just a sort of magic when the three of us are together and I hope to continue that for the rest of my life."








Nadia Mejia 

Nadia Mejia, Miss California USA 2016, is a 20-year-old full time model from Chino Hills, California. Nadia has worked for brands such as Nordstrom, PacSun, Tilly's, Reef, Wet Seal and Windsor. She is a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorder Association and one day she aspires to own a Latin American Fusion Restaurant. Nadia isn't the only beauty queen in her family! Her mother competed at Miss USA in 1989. Nadia will be representing California in the 65th annual Miss USA Pageant to be aired on FOX later this year. Follow Nadia's journey on facebook at Miss California USA or on Instagram @MissCAUSA.






Keston John

Recurring as Kess on CBS's  Blood and Oil and Recurring on HBO's Vinyl as Top Cat






Olivia Stuck


Olivia Stuck can be seen starring as "Dawn Buckets" on Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets". She was also seen last fall in Full Screen's feature film The Outfield opposite Vine stars Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier.  Olivia is also a singer and will have music coming out in 2016.


At the age of 6, Olivia Stuck began her acting career at Starbound NYC in Toledo, OH where she found her love for acting. Olivia attended IMTA in Los Angeles in 2008 and won numerous awards for her young acting talent. Moving forward, Olivia relocated to the west coast where she currently resides with her family. Since her big move out west, Olivia has appeared in multiple commercials as well as film productions. She can be seen on DVD in "The Princess and the Pony".


Olivia filmed 14 episodes of a new tv series called "The Jadagrace Show" in 2010 where she co-stars as the best friend of Jadagrace.  This shows release date is unknown.


She  appeared as a guest star on Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel, and did a guest appearance on CSI NY. Olivia guest starred on Girl meets World as Missy Bradford in season one. She was in the recent feature film called Last Vegas starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, and Robert De Niro which is available on DVD.  She plays Sophie, the love interest of Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro when they were younger.





Krista Marie Yu


Krista Marie Yu was born in Berkeley, California where she spent most of her childhood singing, dancing, and figure skating. After playing Claire in "The Nutcracker on Ice," Krista immediately fell in love with performing.

Krista recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama with a BFA in acting, and loves being back in California. She is elated to play 'Molly,' Ken Jeong's sassy, rebellious teenage daughter, in the upcoming series "Dr. Ken!"

Prior to "Dr. Ken," Krista had recurring roles on Nickelodeon's comedy series "The Thundermans," as well as ABC's "Cougar Town," plus she gave some great performances on "Marvel's Agent Carter," "The Middle," Amazon's "Hand of God," ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," and "Parenthood."

On the big screen, Krista can be seen in the comedy "Love the Coopers," starring Alan Arkin and Ed Helms, and the horror thriller "6 Miranda Drive" starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.


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Rockin the Award Show  


DJ Lela B

DJ Lela B, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, CA where she trained and excelled in all her programs to become one of the most sought after, and talented certified DJ's in the west.  With her quick witted skills around the turntable and an unparalleled ability to create magic while on a stage, it's no surprise that she is an official DJ for FREEFORM (formerly ABC Family), and counts Rolls Royce, Fox Studios (Kids in the Spotlight), Britti Cares and many others as clients. 


Also known for her phenomenal talent on a microphone, Lela B is a well known rapper, whose musical gift has lead her to BET's 106 and Park where her song "Falling in Love Again" ft. Torian Sellers, was the new joint of the day.  Fox News LA did a feature on Lela B, which was filmed at Scratch DJ Academy, where they highlighted her skills on the turntable.  Additionally, Fox also highlighted her flourishing career as a young music artist and model, whose gift is featured on premium Billboards in Beverly Hills, and the groundbreaking platform of NBC's America's Got Talent.  While featured on the show, Lela B reached the Radio City Music Hall's semifinals, and was dubbed 'The Next Big Thing' by Howard Stern.  








Albert Tsai

Dr.Ken (ABC)





Alex Polinsky


Alex Polinsky starred  on the hit TV series Charles in Charge. Alex went on to become one of the top voiceover talents in Hollywood. His credits include scores of projects that span over 30 years in the business, including the animated films KHUMBA, starring Liam Neeson and Anna Sophia Robb, and CURIOUS GEORGE, opposite John Goodman. Alex is in his 6th year appearing in BEN TEN, and landed 2 new series this year playing the role of Jelly in the smash hit BREADWINNERS and just last month he celebrated his 2nd season of BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES. With recent vocal appearances in DESPICABLE ME 2 and FAMILY GUY it is clear that Alex knows the business of VO and how to get the best jobs and the top casting directors to notice! Because of his experience and insight, Alex is one of the top voiceover teachers in the country. Here's a partial list of his credits: ACE HARDWARE, BACARDY USA, BLUE SHIELD, CIRCLE K, CITIBANK,BEN TEN, TEEN TITANS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BATMAN, SPIDERMAN, RECESS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, X-MEN, TRANSFORMERS, THE ZETA PROJECT,, NASCAR, MC DONALDS, TACO BELL, BURGER KING, MTN. DEW, PAPA MURPHY'S PIZZA, COORS, FORD, FED EX, LUCASFILM, DISNEY, SONY, NICKELODEON, CARTOON NETWORK,, CALL OF DUTY, GUILD WARS, MC DONALDS, MATTEL TOYS, to name a few.





Nicole Samantha Huff



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Connor Kalopsis

Grinder (FOX)









Alex was born and raised in Del Mar, California. She attended the conservatory at "AMDA" (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Graduating from their Los Angeles campus in December of 2007 and "The New York University ", New York, where she received a BFA in Theatre in the winter of 2009. She is obtaining her Masters degree at California State University, Northridge where she teaches undergraduate classes. Alex is also a graduate of iO West's Improve program. She had done sketch/comedy work on shows, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2015), After Lately (2011), Chelsea Lately (2013) and Showtime's House of Lies (2013): Flight Club. Alex was most recently seen on CW's Hart of Dixie and CBS' Two And A Half Men. Aside from TV shows and Film, Alex can be seen with her improve comedy team Pumps! On the MainStage at iO West and in a variety of commercials, from Casio Cameras, Southwest Airlines, PNC Bank, Big 10 Network and sexy Carl's Jr campaign, just to name a few.



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Jennie Kwan

Los Angeles native, Jennie's career began at the age of eleven in the performing troupe "Kid's of the Century." 

At the age of eighteen, Jennie landed the role of "Kim" in the First National Broadway Tour of "Miss Saigon" after producer Mackintosh conducted a worldwide search to cast the role.  This launched her into the world of musical theatre.  Her extensive musical theatre credits include already mentioned starring role as Kim in "Miss Saigon" directed by Nicolas Hytner and composed by Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schonberg, Broadway National Tour of "Avenue Q" created by Bobby Lopez and Jeff Marx directed by Jason Moore, Original cast of "Bare" as Diane Lee directed by Kristen Hangii and composed by Damon Intrabartolo, Lead role as Lipoh in "Land of Smiles" directed by documentarian director, Ted Braun and composed by Erin Kamler   And Disney lovers have been fortunate enough to see Jennie ride the magic carpet as "Jasmine" in Disney's musical spectacular, "Aladdin." 

Jennie also has an array of credits in the television world.  She was introduced to television as the series regular Samantha Woo on "California Dreams" which aired on NBC for five years before moving into syndication for several more years.  Some of Jennie's other television credits include "Anger Management" opposite Charlie Sheen,  "Beverly Hills 90210", "The Nanny" opposite Fran Drescher, "Family Matters", and Oliver Stone's mini series "Wild Palms".

She has been privileged to work in the film world as well.  She has two features films premiering summer of 2015.  "Entourage" and "Promoted" and has also starred in other films "Trojan War" and film shorts "Invasion of the Money $natchers" and "Play Time".  Jennie was also a pioneer in the world of webisodes, where she was a series regular on "Fear of a Punk Planet," created by Joe Escalante of "The Vandals" for Digital Entertainment Network.

Jennie has also lent her voice to the world of animation.  Fans around the world recognize her voice as "Suki" on Nickelodeon's hit animated series "Avatar: The Last Air Bender," as well as all the video games for the series. To add to her Nickelodeon credit, Jennie played "Bit Girl" in the animated pilot "Dr. Dee and Bit Boy." She has also voiced characters and performed motion capture movement for the video game "True Crime Hong Kong".   Jennie can be heard in a wide range of voice-acting projects for Bang Zoom as well as other video games including Eureka 7, BlazBlue, Rozen Maiden and many more.

Being no stranger to the music industry, Jennie was a member of Hollywood Records girl pop band Nobody's Angel.  With recording their sophomore album, a development deal with ABC Family , and touring under their flashy belts- the band received a Gold Record for recording two songs on The Princess Diaries Soundtrack.  Today, Jennie continues to collaborate on different musical ventures and is a re-occuring member of high-energy Kids Pop band "Twinkle Time" as Priscilla Poodle.

In the present, Jennie resides in Los Angeles and continues to live "The Dream" with her two furry babies, Oscar the Cat and Brussels Griffon Calvin along with her awesome husband Matt.   She continues to work in all areas of the entertainment business as an actress, singer, voice over artist, and coach.


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*Some of our Nominees*



Connor Kalopsis- Grinder



Albert Tsai-Dr. Ken

Stephanie Katherine Grant- The Goldbergs

James Nigbor- General Hospital

Trevor Larcom- Fresh off the Boat

Isabella Alexander- Fresh off the Boat

Luna Blaise -Fresh off the Boat 



Johnnie Ladd- Table 58

Sloane Morgan Siegel- Gortimer Gibbon-Life On Normal Street

Chandler Kinney-Siegel- Gortimer Gibbon-Life On Normal Street

David Bloom Goritmer- Gibbon's Life on Normal Street
Emily Robinson- Transparent 
Quinn Lord -The Man in the High Castle 
Christopher Downs -Tumble Leaf V.O. 
Brooke Wolloff-Tumble Leaf 

Ava Preistley - Wishenpoof


Cartoon Network
Zach Callison-Steven Universe 



Paris Smith - Every Which Way

Autumn Wendel-Every Which Way

Rio Mangini- Bella and The Bull Dog

Siena Agudong- Nicky, Ricky Dicky Dawn

Alex Thorne- Paw Patrol

Ava Cantrell- Haunted Hathways




Brenden Heard- Odd Squad

Sean Michael Kyer - Odd Squad

Samuel Faraci- Odd Squad




Olivia Stuck - Kirby Buckets

Gabe Eggerling- Sofia The First



Canadian Stars

Nicole Samantha Huff- Degrasssi

Frederique Dufort- Unit 9



Tate Berney Insidious :Chapter 3




Bailey Skodje - If there be Thorns

Avery Phillips- Stockholm Pennsylvania





Red Carpet Credentials

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