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Tanika Ray on the Good, Bad and Ugly of Hollywood Reporting

Tanika Ray went from performing with the stars as an actress and dancer to interviewing them on the red carpet. In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? series, Ray talks about the pitfalls of covering entertainment news and how her career is far from glamorous.

“I actually witnessed somebody in the office cheering when something unfortunate happened to a celebrity,” she said. “You lose sight of what is real when you live everyday like ‘gotta get the big story, gotta get the big story.’”

Though her unconventional career may seem fabulous, it’s all an illusion, says Ray. “It’s very glamorous to the outsider, never to the person who has to trek around Los Angeles in their own car, make sure their makeup’s OK, go from one shoot to the other and manage everyone’s expectations.”

Read more in So What Do You Do, Tanika Ray, Red Carpet Reporter and Host of The CW’s Oh, Sit!?

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Media Events 10.04.07

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THURSDAY 10.04.07
WHAT: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib and Beyond
WHO: Seymour Hersh
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Royce Hall, UCLA
WHY: One day, there’ll be high school history books comprised entirely of his New Yorker articles. If there are still tix left ($38), snatch ‘em up.

FRIDAY 10.05.07
WHAT: Oxygen Mentors Walk
WHO: Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Janice Dickinson, Leeza Gibbons, Rikki Klieman, Tanika Ray and more.
WHEN: 6:15 a.m.
WHERE: Hotel Casa Del Mar
WHY: Because what more exquisite metaphor for a young, down-on-her-luck would-be professional woman than an event that literally has her running to catch up with success.

TUESDAY 10.09.07
WHAT: Political talk
WHO: Speechwriter Michael J. Gerson
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Center at Cathedral Plaza
WHY: We’re gonna bite our tongue (and swallow our rotten tomatoes) and just quote from the press release: “Gerson visits Zocalo to talk about some of the themes from his new book, Heroic Conservatism, which is both a manifesto for the Republican Party and a memoir of his time in the Bush White House.”