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Kristyn Burtt is a Streamy Award nominated host, new media producer, and pop culture writer. She has worked for MSNBC, PAX, QVC, and ShopNBC. Currently, she is covering the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for Starpulse. Her other work can be found here: http://redcarpetcloset.tv/

2013 Tony Awards Nominations Included 'Kinky Boots,' Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper & More (Watch)

April 30th, 2013 8:11pm EDT
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On Tuesday, the 2013 Tony Award Nominations were announced by Broadway veteran and Bunheads star Sutton Foster and Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. While some surprising names were left off of the nominees' list like Bette Midler for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Alan Cumming for MacBeth, theatre fans will be happy to see Tom Hanks, Tony Shalhoub, and Cicely Tyson as a part of this year's Tony crop.

The major battle is going to occur between Best New Musical nominees Kinky Boots with music by Cyndi Lauper and Matlida the Musical which comes straight from the West ...
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Celebrities Rock The Gift Lounge Backstage At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 24th, 2013 10:58am EDT
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The 28th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction was held in Los Angeles for the first time since 1993 and the show certainly didn't disappoint. With inductees Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Lou Adler, Randy Newman, and Albert King, the star-studded event brought out the best in music.

Behind the stage though at the Nokia Theatre was an ultra-exclusive event that only presenters, performers, and special guests received an invite. The I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! "Breakfast After Dark Gift Lounge was the big hit for the VIPs.

Celebrities like Jack Osbourne, Jennifer Hudson,...
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Oscar Roadtrip Finally Reaches The Red Carpet

February 27th, 2013 4:40pm EST
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This year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took the Oscar out to the people to build excitement around the Academy Awards. The called the adventure Oscar Roadtrip where Angie Greenup and Ben Gleib traveled to over 11 cities in February to show off Oscar. They started in New York and hit other cities like Washington, D.C. where they visited the Pentagon, and Houston for the NBA All-Star Game.

I caught up with them in the middle of their roadtrip in Chicago where I had the opportunity to hold Oscar #3111 and take a photo or two for my scrapbook. On Sunday, Feb. 24, we were al...
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The Hottest Stars Hit The Hottest Gifting Lounge For The Independent Spirit Awards

February 26th, 2013 1:40pm EST
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While everyone was buzzing around Hollywood preparing for the Oscars on Sunday, a fun and edgy Independent Spirit Awards was happening down by the Santa Monica beaches on a beautiful sunny Saturday. Starpulse had the opportunity to hit The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage to do a bit of celeb spotting.

I walked in at the same time as 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis who has been the hit of the awards show circuit this season with her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild. She was pretty in pink and she seemed to enjoy Mattel Games' movie-guessing game, Pass the Popcorn. I imagine ...
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Oscars Red Carpet: Hear From George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Quvenzhane Wallis & More

February 25th, 2013 4:00pm EST
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For the third year in a row, Starpulse was on the red carpet and talking to all of the celebs as they strolled by in their designer couture gowns.  The pace was fast and furious as stars wizzed by to get into place for their performances and presenting duties. Sometimes it was difficult to get grab them, but even if we shouted a question or two, most of them graciously answered.

Our team this year grew to three people, with the addition of our production assistant, who tweeted and added photos to the Starpulse Instagram account throughout the day. 

Some of the most gracious A-listers to s...
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Oscar Hits The Road Before The Big Night

February 16th, 2013 3:00pm EST
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With the Oscars a little over a week away, the excitement is building, not just in Los Angeles, but all across the country. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched a unique event this year called Oscar Road Trip to introduce Oscar to the public and get everyone excited for the upcoming show.

In an official statement, Josh Spector, managing director of digital media and marketing for the Academy, said, "We created the Oscar Roadtrip to bring the magic and fun of the Oscar ceremony to movie fans across the country. The Oscar Roadtrip makes it possible to share the once-in-a-...
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A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 5th, 2013 1:00pm EST
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The stars came out to Beverly Hills today to be honored as nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Starpulse was in the building to capture all of the action.  The Nominees Luncheon is an annual event where film industry gathers to celebrate their nomination for one final time before the big day. Each honoree is given a certificate that recognizes their Academy Award nomination and they get a souvenir Oscar sweatshirt.  Hey, if you don't get the Oscar, at least you got some swag!

If this all sounds a bit like high school graduation, it actually is.  After lunch is served, the entir...
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Behind the Scenes of the Academy Awards Governors Ball

January 27th, 2013 1:00pm EST
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This week, Starpulse was able to get a behind the scenes look at this year's Governors Ball.  It is the official afterparty once the Academy Awards show has wrapped.  Approximately 1,500 guests including winners, nominees, and presenters, are invited to the ballroom next door.  The spread that is waiting for them inside is breathtaking.

This year's colors of aubergine, champagne, and chartreuse will greet the guests under a 120-foot chandelier and an 18-foot golden Oscar as the focal point of the room.  Guests like Bradley Cooper and Anne Hathaway will nosh on food prepared by Master Chef ...
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2013 Oscar Nominations Were Filled With Snubs And Surprises - Come Backstage With Us!

January 10th, 2013 7:03pm EST
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It was an early morning, but the payoff was great after host Seth MacFarlane hit the stage and introduced his sidekick for the morning, Emma Stone.  The comedic duo showcased one of the funnies Oscar Nominations announcements ever. MacFarlane's commitment to his role as host for the 85th Annual Academy Awards is shining right through.  Executive producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, are confident this year's show will be "relevant" and bring new viewers into the fold because of the Family Guy creator.

Not only is MacFarlane the host, he is also a nominee for Best Original Song from the su...
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The Hottest Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards

September 25th, 2012 3:44pm EDT
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I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary day when I raced past Aziz Ansari sipping a coconut water on the escalator. He was dressed like a Target employee with a red polo and khakis, but he self-parked even though free valet parking was available to the celerbrity presenters. I was whisked past him and escorted downstairs underneath the Emmys stage at the Nokia Theatre to the official presenters lounge.

The Emergen-C Gift Lounge Backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of the 64th Primetime Emmy® Award occurred on Saturday and Sunday giving presenters an opportunity to check out th...
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