KTLA-5 News Internship – Confessions of a Mommy Blogger

So we are back at it again this week with a Confessions post for those of you following this series!

I am very excited to begin sharing what my experience was like as an Intern at KTLA 5 News.

I was in my junior year at Cal State Fullerton, and I had heard numerous times how important it was to intern. I also kept hearing doing multiple internships was helpful.

So, I  attended a the Annual CSUF Career Fair where I met the HR Manager of KTLA 5 News. I had my resume and Cover-letter addressed to KTLA along with a number of other companies that I was interested in interning for.

I knew the key was creating a great relationship, and part of that was addressing the company directly. As a freshman, I began attending the career fair to prepare myself for this day.

I remember being at the career fair and the recruiters from different companies being impressed that I was there so early. I took it as an opportunity to prepare myself for what was to come in my career in coming years. I am a pretty resourceful person, and I like to be as prepared for the future as possible.

4500_1151308588804_4157827_nSo, I stood in line to meet this wonderful woman who welcomed me with a smile. I handed her my resume and cover letter, and she told me about the internships that she had available. She then proceeded to ask me what I was interested in.

I let her know that the entertainment news internship sounded the most appealing to me. We chatted a bit longer, and I went to the next table and had similar conversation.

It wasn’t until about 2 months later, that I heard from KTLA. I had a phone interview that led to an in person interview with the same woman.

She was very kind, and I was very excited. Next week, I will share my reaction to being in a TV station for the first time.

Thanks for tagging along with me, and let me know what you think about this series so far!

xoxo

Chauntel

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#FabLife Talk #Show

Hey Jewels!

So, I am so excited to share some photos and info with you! Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a live taping for the Day Time Talk Show #FabLife! It is a show all about how to live a fabulous life on a dime!

I found the show to be very bright and fun! I like the segments that they do, including but not limited to: Entertainment, Fashion, Food, DIY, etc.

It was very awesome to see, Tisha Campbell Martin appear as a host on the show! I remember watching her as a little girl on Martin! Anyway it was a lot of fun watching her and the other hosts interact!

They had a make-up segment that explained the right colors for your complexion, and I quite enjoyed that. I also enjoyed the fun DIY they did, it was a canvas that lights up.

I went to the show with my sister, and a dear friend who watches Baby Celina for me! I will post photos below! We had front row seats! The show we went for is airing May 3!

Tata for Now!

Chauntel

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Kendra Chooses to Stay With Hank Baskett After He Cheated- Should You Stay Married After Infidelity?

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.46.09 PMKendra Baskett has been thrust into the spotlight since her time in the Playboy Mansion. The reality star and model starred in the E! reality television series Girls Next Door. This series documented her life as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. She now headlines her own reality series Kendra on Top. With all of this time in the lime light Kendra has shared intimate moments of her life with a broad audience. Her husband Hank, of six years, allegedly cheated on her with a transexual model, Ava London. Hank was very remorseful and went into a deep depression surrounding the time of his affair, he shares with US Weekly. “For the past two years, I’ve gone through a serious struggle with depression, and during that time I lost the ability to open up toScreen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.49.50 PM my best friend, Kendra,” Hank told Us Weekly. “I had trouble thinking of the right thing to say the right way, especially in a situation like this, where it’s your word against someone else’s.” When the story about her perfect marriage, looking to be in shambles, broke Kendra found it difficult to deal with all of the pressure of media. However, she handled it gracefully. During, her exclusive interview with Access Hollywood Kendra defended her marriage. Then, in a later interview with Giuliana Rancic, Kendra stated: “I cannot shut this man down. I’m willing to spend the rest of my life trying to figure this out rather than spend one night single.” Whether or not you agree with Kendra’s decision, you must believe that it took a lot of strength for her to stand up against the media’s chastising of her decision to stay with Hank. Do you agree with Kendra’s decision, vote below? My Opinion: I feel that Kendra made this decision based on what was best for her. It’s easy to point fingers and say what she should do, but its her marriage and her life. Unless, you can live it for her, let her make her own decision and don’t ridicule her for it! We can all take time to judge what Hank has done, and most would tell her to leave him. However, we do not have all the facts, and we are not in their relationship. If their love is strong enough to survive, then let it go on! But Kendra, if these patterns with Hank continue get-out-of-dodge!

Nicki Minaj Uses a Bat on Her BF’s Car – How to Hit Your Boyfriend Where It Hurts

Hello Jewels and Gems! It is Celebrity Tuesday!

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 1.36.52 PMSo Nicki Minaj busted a move on Safaree Samuels, her longtime now X-“boyfriend’s car”, during an argument this past summer. It is rumored that the conversation got quite loud and heated.

In the heat of the conversation, she chased him out of the house with a bat, trashed his clothes, and destroyed the Benz that he drove.

The cops were called, but why didn’t she get arrested? She owned the Mercedes Benz that she trashed with the bat, and you cannot be punished for destroying your own property. No arrests were made, and he was escorted out of the house and left. They broke up soon after.

Now, I am not encouraging violence, but if you have a bad break up and you need to get some anger out, take a note from Nicki, don’t physically harm the person, find something else to get your frustration out with. And like Nicki, if you decide to destroy the car that they drive, just make sure it is in your name, hahaha.

Good one Nicki! Now, she doesn’t have to worry about him driving around with another chick in the passenger seat of the car that she bought. Oh young love!

Always remember, what goes around comes around so treat the people in your life right. Or else, you will reap what you sow. Sow good seeds lads, sow good seeds. – TAKE THE POLL BELOW

Peace and Love!

Chauntel

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Nick Cannon Covers His Mariah Tattoo – Don’t Brand Yourself With Permanent Ink

Hello Jewels and Gems!

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 11.29.47 AMYa, I know, I am going to get a lot of flack from this post.

So, I am sure that you have heard the Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey separated earlier this year. Before, I get into the particulars I would like to say, I am so sad about this split.

I think he is handling it with class. In an interview with Extra he stated: “I just wish her nothing but the best, We’re in contact constantly. You know, you might have an off night here and there, but she’s one of the greatest performers and entertainers of all time. She’s not worried. We’re not worried. Just going to keep pushing.”

I did always think they were cute! Although, she is a lot of woman for him. Man, this is sad. With him speaking so highly of her, maybe one day they will reconcile. What do you think? Vote below….

Anyway, originally Nick decided to get Mariah tattoo across his upper back. Now, he has replaced it with a much larger tattoo that appears to be an emblem of Jesus. I do like the symbolism in that he is creating the image that Christ is first in his life, but we have to remember no man or woman can ever or should ever fill that space in the first place.

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 11.31.56 AMI know that there are those people who love tattoos, and they mean a lot to them, but your skin is so beautiful why put permanent ink on it. Furthermore, if you completely disagree with me on tattoos in general, I get it, but at least stray away from names of your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. There are plenty of other ways to show your love. Then you won’t have to “cover it up”.

Here is how I see it, God made your body beautiful just the way it is, and permanent ink was never meant to mix with you bloodstream. Just think about it.

Peace and Love!

Chauntel

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Stress Can Cause a Break up – Advice to Jason Derulo and Jordan Sparks on their Split

It’s Celebrity Tuesday again Jewels and Gems!

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 2.28.21 PMSo, if you haven’t heard yet, during his interview with Ryan Seacrest, singer Jason Derulo hinted at the fact that the “Pressure of Marriage” contributed to his split from the gorgeous former American Idol Winner, Jordan Sparks.

In his interview Derulo added that their busy schedules contributed to time apart, which added stress to their relationship.

It is important to remember that when you put stress on a relationship it can cause it to crumble. When it comes to dating, at the point that the two people involved in the relationship want divergent things stress can begin to strain the relationship.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 2.29.04 PMThis is why compromises are made. They are made to account for the negatives and divergent ideas that arise within a relationship. However, all things cannot be compromised. They should not be. It reminds of the saying my mom always told me: “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything”. So some people’s views and passions will ultimately separate them. There is not getting around that.

When relationships split, it is sad. It doesn’t matter how much you understand why it has to end this way, they do, and accepting it can be hard.

So, here is my advice to Jason and Jordan. In life we meet amazing people that play a grave impact on us. Some more than others. We must take those experiences, appreciate them, and sometimes in time we must move on. The next time around you will be stronger and better than before, if you wisely take note of why it didn’t work out and apply that to making better decisions in the future you will eventually end up with what you are looking for. Hopefully, that includes a happy ending for both of you.

Who knows what really happened between Jason and Jordan right? I think we need both sides of the story.

Lets go with idea that what he implied about her pressuring him into marriage to be true. When it comes to pressuring a man for marriage, its not a good idea. If you want it to last both of you must be all in. It takes work to have a successful marriage. You have to take that very serious.

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 2.50.26 PMNow, if you  have decided that marriage is something you want, I do believe it is important to be mindful of the amount of time you are dating someone. If there seems to be no future commitment and that is in your life plan, I see nothing wrong with walking away from a relationship when enough time has passed. If talks of marriage have not risen at all in 2 years, by my clock its looking iffy. By year 3, some direction should have been shared. Even-though there is no magic number explaining how long is too long. If something hasn’t happened between the 3rd and 5th year, I would start asking questions. Anytime before that I think is too early to walk away. I mean give the guy some time. At-least talk about it first before you call it quits! Some women have a number in their head, and if dude misses the deadline she walks away. I am not a fan of that method! Talk to him, see if you want the same things, if not then you can confidently walk away, not fearful that you left something behind! – I know TANGENT!

I would also like to say, that generally speaking your romantic partner is suppose to be you oasis away from the stressors in your life. So, if you are causing stress in your relationship re-adjust yourself. If your partner is causing stress within the relationship be sure to have a serious conversation with them letting them know how you feel. Don’t wait until it gets worse. Address it now!

Happy Life = Let Go Of the Stressors and move on. Or in better words: Let Go and Let God!

I Hope That Helps!

Chauntel

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