Congratulations to Lina Henriquez, our 2017 Viacom Employee Halloween Costume Contest winner. By day, Henriquez works in our Core Services department as the executive receptionist, greeting visitors and directing incoming calls.
By night, she’s a holy ghost, the grand dame of death, a Mexican folk saint. Well, at least on Halloween.
Henriquez was inspired to honor Mexico’s saint La Calavera Oscura after a recent trip to the country.
Below, Henriquez explains the meaning behind her costume, how much effort (and makeup) went into creating the stunning, authentic look, and how she celebrated the spookiest night of the year.
Lina Henriquez is the 2017 Viacom Employee Halloween Costume Contest winner. Photo courtesy of Henriquez.
Reality TV can get scary, but can these stars handle ghastly challenges involving snakes, spiders and dirty toilets?
The eerie competition features homicidal clowns, ghosts, zombies and an alien from the planet Glamtron: aka RuPaul’sDrag Race alum Alaska 5000, who, in a clip from the trailer, throws some shade at an unnamed cast member: “She might be a drama queen, but she’s no match for a drag queen.”
The stars will live in a ghoulish, abandoned estate in Savannah, Georgia (one of America’s so-called most-haunted cities), forming alliances and swiftly breaking them. The celeb who “survives” will win a $10,000 donation to their favorite charity, as well as some serious props for being the bravest star in Hollywood.
Behind an outstanding slate of animation, young children’s programming, and special activations, Nickelodeon locked in 18 nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards, a rousing affirmation of the net’s broad impact and influence on the television landscape. MTV’sTransformation, which documents the struggles of young transgender individuals, grabbed an additional nomination, bringing Viacom’s total to 19.
Each year, Paramount hosts a Halloween screening of its classic, Charlotte’s Web, for pajama-clad local schoolkids. This year, 1,500 children journeyed from the Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School and the Van Ness Blend Elementary School to watch the film at the Paramount Theatre.
Paramount has actually distributed two versions of Charlotte’s Web over the decades: the first a fully animated 1973 film; the second a live-action 2006 version produced in part by Nickelodeon Movies. Take a journey back with the trailers below.
Congratulations to Allison Rube (aka Madonna), on winning Viacom’s 2016 Employee Halloween Costume Contest.
Rube channeled the Queen of Pop’s iconic 1984 MTV VMA red carpet style with an all-white ensemble. Rube is a huge Madonna fan, and labored over finding each part of her costume—from the rocker-chic wedding dress to the white gloves and nameplate belt.
Allison Rube may not have won a Moonman, but she’s the winner of Viacom’s 2016 Employee Halloween Costume Contest for her version of Madonna’s 1984 VMA ensemble.
We caught up with the winner to discuss her retro look.
The headless horseman and his flaming pumpkin head – the ubiquitous Halloween duo are forever charging along moonlit trails, in menacing pursuit of terrified mortals. But what do these scary season mainstays do when they’re not scouring the autumn earth in search of the lost rider’s noggin?
In a hilarious reimagining of the galloping villains, Comedy Central portrays the eternally intertwined duo’s domestic life in a seasonal spot for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Congrats to Jennifer Hyjack, the winner of this year’s Best In Show Halloween Costume Contest! With her family, Jennifer, who works in production management in on-air promos department at Spike, paid tribute to video game Super Mario. She is featured below as Peach, along with her husband Alexander “Augie” Ogborn as Luigi, their son Aidan Ogborn as Mario.
From left, Steven Capitelli as Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland,” Adam Tucker as Willy Wonka from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and Kristine Laibach as Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland.”
Triple congrats to the winning trio of Viacom’s Best In Show Halloween Costume Contest! Together, Nickelodeon Ad Sales’ VP Adam Tucker and Account Executives Steven Capitelli and Kristine Laibach paid homage to Tim Burton by dressing as characters from Burton-directed films “Alice In Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The make-up was done by artist Z in Chicago, where they attended a clients event and also won best costume.
As Halloween draws near, we recognize the holiday’s sister, El Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is quickly becoming a celebrated cultural draw among both Hispanic Millennials and non-Hispanic Millennials. In recent years, this cheerful Mexican holiday has formed part of school roster events providing American teens and twenty-somethings a window into our Hispanic culture. Read More