Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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 Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Big ups to the creator of this card design!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

[Video] - Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting Recipe



Via Everyday Food's Youtube channel.

For the Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe:
http://www.marthastewart.com/318727/swiss-meringue-buttercream-for-cupcakes

SHARKEISHA Fight Video Goes Viral - Full Video



Side Note: The above fight video, or rather a six second version, went viral yesterday, after being posted on instagram,  twitter, facebook, vine and other social media websites.

Instagram most notably banned the video from its site. Youtube and other sites have begun removing the videos as well.

Damn.


Congrats: Amber Riley Wins the 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 17 Competition



Side Note: Sending congrats to Amber Riley...she won the DWTS mirror ball trophy last night!

Shoutout to dance pro, Derek Hough. Amber and Derek were a phenomenal dancing duo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Reads: THE TRAINING By Tara Sue Me [The Submissive Trilogy #3] Is Available

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The third novel in the popular 'Submissive Trilogy' by Tara Sue Me, titled 'The Training', is now available.

Book three was published October 2013.

Continue the blazing and complicated romance between Nathaniel West and Abigail King.

Be sure to pick up book one, [The Submissive] and book two, [The Dominant] in the series, if you haven't done so. Quite interesting and explosive reads.


 Synopsis:

 Via Amazon.Com:
Now, in the enticing conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last…

It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom.

But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant.

What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul – yet remains an enigmatic lover.

Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions.

Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before…

[Audio] - Kanye West Goes Off During Interview w/ Sway + Updated w/ Full Video Interview




Side Note: Damn, Kanye.

It's good Sway was able to calm Kanye down and read him in the process.

All that hollering and yelling was unnecessary. You can get your point across, while speaking with passion, but without the venom.

Movie Trailer: SLEEPWALKERS [Horror] Releases in 2014

Movie Trailer: NYMPHOMANIAC In Theaters Winter 2014 [Red Band Trailer]

[Video] - THR: The Actors - Roundtable w/ Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan, Matthew McConaughey and More Talk Film

[Video] - THR: The Actresses - Roundtable w/ Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, Lupito Nyong'o and more

[Video] - Brian is Killed Off on 'Family Guy'

[Video] - 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 17 Semi-Finals - Amber Riley & Corbin Bleu Killed it! Jack Osbourne Did Well - Watch Their Freestyle Performances

Season 17 of 'Dancing With the Stars' ends tonight, with a new winner taking home a mirror ball trophy.

The semi-finals were last night and each contestant did a good job. However, two stood out. 

Amber Riley kicked-ass throughout the competition. Her freestyle with Derek Hough was off the chain. She did that!

Corbin Bleu was pure entertainment. He also brought his A game each and every night. His Michael Jackson inspired freestyle with Karina Smirnoff was spot on.

Jack Osborne's freestyle was great. He did good. Jack also proved he's got a little rhythm, while performing his freestyle.

Take a peek at the three couples' freestyle dances.

The 'Dancing With the Stars' season 17 finale airs tonight, at 9PM EST, on ABC.


Amber Riley & Derek - Freestyle - DWTS 17 (Finals) by IdolxMuzic

 Side Note: Amber and Derek for the win!!!

Covers: First Lady Michelle Obama Appears on the Cover of 'Ladies' Home Journal', Discusses Holiday Traditions & More

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First Lady Michelle Obama looks gorgeous, wearing a gold jacquard Lela Rose dress and in the holiday spirit, on the cover of the Ladies' Home Journal holiday issue.

Be sure to pick up or download your copy, of this must-have issue.


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[Video] - 11.25.13: President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform



Side Note: Hecklers interrupted the President during his speech, showing complete disrespect to the President.

President Obama handled the situation and READ their ignorant behinds. Classic.

The unpatriotic idiots started at around minute 23:50.

[VIdeo] - 11.23.13: President Obama Makes a Statement on Iran

[Video] - AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2013 Performances

Welp. Another 'American Music Awards' ceremony has come and gone.

As always, ridiculous outcomes in several award categories become apparent as the night progresses. The fuckery is real.

However, I will not get into all that.

Hold up. I will say.. Taylor Swift is severely overrated. Her popularity makes no sense.

A plethora of 'WTF' moments were front and center at the AMA's. Again, let me just leave it at that. Moving on.

Take a peek at a few performances from last night.

Performances included, Rihanna, who also won the first ever AMA ICON award, TLC, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, Nelly and Justin Timberlake, who SANG 'Drink You Away', a song about heartbreak.

Ummm... Jessica better get her man, he put too much feeling during that live rendition. He sounded like he was going through. He was also very friendly to Taylor Swift...yet again.

Folks, must have also read between the lines and wondered about Jessica's whereabouts.

 Well, they didn't have to wait long, she tweeted the following during the show:
I'm watching from home tonight. Calm down, Internet.
Okay.

Jennifer Lopez also performed and gave an outstanding tribute to the late Celia Cruz.



 

Friday, November 22, 2013

The HUNGER GAMES: Catching Fire In Theaters Now - A Must See Film This Weekend

Movie Trailer: SABOTAGE In Theaters 4.11.14

SCANDAL S3-E8 'Vermont is For Lovers Too' [Full Episode] + S3-E9 Sneak Peek + Well... Just READ

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The dynamics of Thursday night's episode of ‘Scandal’ was a delicious entree of drama, intrigue, betrayal, tenacity, romance and a monsoon of shocking twists and turns that ended on a multitude of cliff-hangers that left your jaw on the floor.

Not to give too much away… but “Mama Pope” AIN'T NO JOKE!!! Quinn is in over her head, Harrison did the do, Cyrus pimped out his hubby, to the VP’s spouse, Mellie became head detective, yet complacent, Huck is about to go ham… and Olitz got you all in your feels!

Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, does NOT play. He is serious with his mack and this was only episode 8.

Swoon.

If you missed last night’s episode, catch it below.

The next episode will air in two weeks. Check the promo for episode 9 titled,'YOLO', after you watch episode 8.


 

Having issues viewing the full episode? Here's the direct link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/562144#i0,p0,d0


 

Just have to say, the OLITZ moment was beautiful, romantic and tragic at the same damn time. 

Now, lets all bow our heads. Pray that Shonda and her brilliant writing team, will work Kerry Washington’s pregnancy into the story-line.

I think it would go a little something like:

Scene: 

Olivia is sitting on the side of the tub, in her master bathroom,  holding a pregnancy test. Her shoulders are slumped and one hand is pressing to her forehead.

Olivia looked down at the E.P.T stick in her hand, staring at it for a full five minutes. The myriad of emotions playing across her face, ranged from shock, panic, dismay, bewilderment and finally joy. 

Pregnant, with Fitz’s baby. 

Her thoughts immediately flashed back to the beautiful and unexpected night, she spent with the President, at the home he built for them. 

Briefly touching her belly, the slight bump, causes a smile to brighten her face, and dry her tears.  


This was a big mess. But, Olivia, was determined to make sure she protected her baby and Fitz’s presidency. 

No one could ever know that Fitz was the father of her child. She needed a plan, quickly.

A thought came to mind. 

She grabbed her cell phone, speed-dialing Jake's number.  

As she waited for Jake to pick up, her mind was already in deep thought.

Yes. Yes. This could work. 




Highlights from last night's episode. Big ups to Youtuber 'Scandalous Gladiators', for uploading these videos.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Movie Trailer: REPENTANCE [Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan] In Theaters 2.28.14

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[Video] - Epic Return: Eddie Murphy Appeared on the 'Arsenio Hall Show' Last Night



Great interview! Good seeing Eddie Murphy in interview mode.

Congrats: Kelly Clarkson Expecting Her First Child With Hubby Brandon Blackstock

[Video] - Idris Elba Talks 'Mandela' Film, Screening the Film at the White House & more on Hot 97



 Idris Elba is just a splendid specimen. Much Luv.

[Video] - 11.20.13: President Obama Honors the 2013 Medal of Freedom Recipients



President Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is our Nation's highest civilian honor. November 20, 2013.
Honorees included: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, former President Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye (posthumous), Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Sally Ride (posthumous), Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, Patricia Wald, and Oprah Winfrey. 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom award, the highest honor a civilian can receive.

[Video] - 11.19.13: President Obama Speaks & Answers Questions at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Annual Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NeNe Leakes Recovering After Blood Clots Were Discovered in Her Lung



Sending prayers out to NeNe and her family. Praying for a speedy and healthy recovery.

Movie Trailer: OLDBOY In Theaters 11.27.13

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The BEST MAN HOLIDAY Cast Appear on Dual EBONY Magazine Covers + Purchase the Movie Soundtrack!

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'Best Man Holiday' cast grace the cover of Ebony magazine's November dual cover issue. The mega hit sequel, which hit theaters this past Friday, is getting rave reviews from movie-goers and critics.

I saw the film twice.. and loved it. I laughed and cried. It was a sequel that was well worth the wait. Now there's talk of a new installment to the franchise.

Malcolm D. Lee, the writer and director of the film, is said to be in talks with Universal, for another 'Best Man' film.

I'm sure we won't have to wait fourteen years for the next franchise installment.

If you haven't rushed to the theater to check out this film, you're missing one hell of a treat. Pick up both Ebony covers today or download them to your kindle, iPad or any applicable device.

Don't forget to purchase the 'Best Man Holiday' soundtrack as well. It's a must have, with a stellar musical line-up.


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*Hollering* [Video] - Scandal Riddled Mayor Rob Ford Took Off Running in a Council Meeting, Nearly Taking People Out

The recent antics and revelations about Toronto mayor Rob Ford, caused him to be stripped of some of his power.

At a recent council meeting, about this very behavior, a circus ensued.

Mayor Rob Ford accidentally ran over a lawmaker, as he took off RUNNING, yes... running (*Tears*), to help his brother, who was reportedly involved in a heated conversation in the chamber.

Have to say though... he was pretty fast. LOL

Video and additional deets below:


 



 Via NBC News:

Canada's most famous politician, charging across the crowded chamber to assist his brother during an "altercation," barreled into a female lawmaker — sweeping her off her feet and leaving her with a fat lip. "It was a complete accident," Ford said later. "I sincerely apologize."

The incident happened as legislators debated a series of measures to strip Ford of much of his staff, budget and authority after a stunning run of bad behavior that included crack-smoking, drug-buying and drunk-driving.

The meeting was full of drama: lawmakers pleaded with Ford to get help; the mayor vowed revenge against anyone who voted against him; and spectators shouted "Shame!" But the most surreal moment came when Ford, who appears to be in the 300-pound range, suddenly darted across the room and right into Councilor Pam McConnell, who fell.

Video of the mishap seemed to show him helping to pull the woman back up. "I rushed over there because my brother was in an altercation," Ford explained when one of the lawmakers announced McConnell had a swollen lip and demanded an apology from him.

Apology aside, the 44-year-old mayor was mostly defiant as lawmakers turned him into little more than a figurehead for Canada's largest city. "It's a coup d'etat, that's all this is," Ford said as he arrived at City Hall. "Is this an emergency?" Ford later demanded during a question-and-answer session about the motion. A chorus of "Yes!" came from spectators behind him. Just before the vote, Ford gave an impassioned speech that included a tortured analogy in which he compared the Council to former Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein and himself to Kuwait.

"This is going to be outright war in the next election," he said. "You’re absolutely right I’m mad because every one of you guys have sinned!" he said, continuing to rant even as the microphone was cut. "What goes around comes around friends. Remember what I'm saying." The mayor's chief defender was his politician brother Doug, who denounced the session as a "kangaroo court" and said if his colleagues wanted to get rid of the mayor, they should call an election.

Several legislators said the motion to sideline the mayor was undemocratic and would cause chaos in municipal government. Others expressed sympathy for Ford and urged him to get help. “I believe the mayor is ill and I believe some of the decisions he’s made lately are because of that,” Councilor Georgio Mammoliti said. "I think you're addicted, Mr. Mayor."

Councilor Adam Vaughan agreed: "You need help and I hope that someone can convince you to get it.” Councilor John Filion said Ford had given him and other legislators little choice but to sideline him. "It's time to take away the keys," he said. "The mayor can end the drama but he has chosen not to." The sweeping measure under consideration Monday follows two other more-limited motions passed by an overwhelming vote on Friday.

New Video: BOUND 2 by Kanye West

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Ex Files: Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams Back Together? Now THAT Would be a 'Notebook' Moment



Such an "Awwwww" moment, if accurate. To this day, 'Notebook' remains one of my favorite films. This rumor has not been confirmed.

Monday, November 18, 2013

[Video] - KARMA: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN ARRESTED AGAIN! + Police Press Conference

Welp. Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, was arrested again on Monday, after a disturbance at a Florida home. [NOT surprised.]

George Zimmerman allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend, pushed her outside and then barricaded himself in the home. He was later arrested on aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence and criminal violence charges.

Additional details below.




Side Note: George Zimmerman has a history of violence, and yet, evades prison time. Hopefully, he will finally get the punishment he deserves and spend some quality time incarcerated.

Movie Trailer: NEED for SPEED In Theaters 3.14.14

OMG. I DIED WHEN I SAW THIS... MSNBC's Martin Bashir Gives Commentary in Response to Sarah Palin's "Slavery" Comment

A few days ago, Martin Bashir gave commentary on Sarah Palin's recent ignorant "slavery" remark. This wasn't the first time Sarah Palin used the term "slavery", in comparing policy, (a subject she doesn't understand or comprehend,) while the sitting President is a man of color.

Coffee literally spewed, as I watched this video.

As you can imagine, white wing conservatives... oops, I meant, extreme right wing conservatives, are crying foul and calling for sponsors to drop their support from Martin Bashir's show.

Like really? Palin threw the first derogatory insinuation. Deal.

Bashir went in and read Palin's red-neck imbecillic ass. He basically told her to "eat shit"! *Dead* 

Btw...I'm not a fan of Martin Bashir...I've referred to him as "Bashit", ever since his shady interview with the late-great Michael Jackson.

Check the video below.



 


 *WipingTearsAsIPourMoreCoffee*


Now...remove Sarah Palin from the context of the commentary. The reality of the actual words describing the way the term was brought about during slavery is horrid. Hope the folks involved in the atrocious acts are feeling the eternal flames.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Movie Trailer: NOAH In Theaters 3.28.14

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[Video] - 11.14.13: President Obama Speaks on the Affordable Care Act

[Video] - First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at Disney's Veterans Institute

THE Film to See This Weekend ---> THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY: Interview Roundup - Various Cast Interviews

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The wait is over! The highly anticipated sequel, 'The Best Man Holiday', is in theaters now! Can't wait to see it. This is going to be the MUST SEE film this weekend. Go out and support this film, it will surely be a huge hit!

Btw... Morris Chestnut.. just YES GAWD!!!!

Chocolate..Chocolate...Chocolate...CHOCOLATE!!! I still recall the scene in 'Boyz in the Hood', when Morris' fine ass laid back on the bench in nothing but a damn towel!!! I was like... let the towel fall open! LOL - AMEN






Director, Malcolm D. Lee:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

[Video] - 11.11.13: Porsha Stewart Stopped by 'The Wendy Williams Show' + Kordell Stewart Contacts Wendy After the Show

Must Watch Docu-Series: The AFRICAN-AMERICANS: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. S1-E4 Airs Tonight on PBS at 8PM EST

This riveting must-watch six-part docu-series airs Tuesdays at 8PM EST on PBS.

Harvard University Scholar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr, traces the history of Blacks in America, from the plantation to the White House.

Episode 4 airs tonight, at 8PM on PBS. The episode repeats at 2AM.

You can also catch up on previous episodes, available to purchase (rent) on Youtube.

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

[Video] - No Bake OREO Cheesecake + MARS Bar No Bake Cheesecake



Both decadent dessert recipes are via Youtuber, 'CookingWithKarma'

[Video] - 11.8.13: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts a Student Film Symposium


First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes high school students from DC, New York, and Boston to the White House for a workshop about careers in film and an opportunity to learn about animation, special effects, makeup, costume, directing, music and sound effects, as well as hear from leaders in the film industry about how their education helped them succeed.

Side Note: Pure awesomeness that First Lady Michelle Obama, hosted a Student Film Symposium at the White House.

Highlighting the importance of education, ambition, working hard, and  focusing on the art, the craft, the genius of film-making, while showcasing to the students, the obstacles successful actors endured to continue to strive for their dreams, despite stumbles along the way.

Excellent workshop concept.

[Video] - 11.11.13: President Obama Honors Veterans

(Movie Development) Teaser Trailer: SAFEWORD [BDSM, Thriller,] - PickASafeword.Com




This is a pre-production teaser trailer.

 'Safeword' deets:


 Via YT Inbox description:
Psychological thriller.

A piano virtuoso conquers debilitating performance anxiety when she pursues a dangerous submissive affair with a stranger who is sharply skilled at erotic knifeplay.

A small volunteer crew assembled at the Liberty Park Café & Diner in New Jersey to film a SAFEWORD movie test shoot with no lights, no budget and no excuses. The diner remained open for business throughout shoot--we shot exteriors first, then moved to interiors after the busy lunch rush.


For updates on this film, as this project progresses, visit www.Pickasafeword.com

[Video] - Idris Elba Talks Capturing the Spirit of Nelson Mandela in New Film



Side Note: Be sure to support this brilliant film.

Btw... IDRIS! Just... Just... Amen.

New Music: 'The Art of Letting Go' By Mariah Carey [Available on iTunes] + Mariah Speaks on Injury, New Single


Sang!

Purchase Mariah's new single on iTunes! ---> Smarturl.it/LettingGo


Movie Trailer: LONE SURVIVOR In Theaters 12.27.13

Yes Gawd!!! Columbus Short Stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel', Talks SCANDAL and More



 Side Note: Bout dang time fine ass Columbus is getting some much deserved press!!!

Happy Veterans Day!

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We honor all veterans today. We appreciate each and every one of you. To all that served, continue to serve and those who've lost their lives serving our country, thank you for all that you do.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Box Office Wars: 'THOR: The Dark World' Rises to Epic Proportions

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This weekend's box office bonanza, ended with Marvel's epic adventure, 'Thor: The Dark World', at the top of the charts.

'Thor: The Dark World', pulled in an estimated $86,109,000 in box office receipts.

The Solomon Northup biopic, '12 Years a Slave', directed by the amazing Steve McQueen, garnered an additional $6,600,000 over the weekend, bringing its total box office gross to $17,346,000 in ticket sales, since it's opening.


 

[Video] - Spike Lee Appears on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Tonight, Airs 9PM EST on OWN

Must See TV: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta S6-E2 Airs Tonight at 8PM EST on Bravo

Watch the season six sneak peak again and get ready for another explosive episode.

Missed the season six premiere last week? No worries.. check the archives.

The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' airs Sundays at 8PM EST on Bravo. Tune in!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Book of the Month: [November 2013] - VERY BAD THINGS (Briarcrest Academy Series #1) By Lisa Madden-Mills

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This month's book pick, 'Very Bad Things' by Lisa Madden-Mills, is a novel I've anticipated reading for some time. Since it's debut in September, it has garnered quite the buzz amongst readers in numerous book clubs and from book bloggers.

This new series has become an instant hit. I'm definitely interested in delving into this story and discovering if it's worth the hype.

So pick up a copy or download 'Very Bad Things' (The Briarcrest Academy Series #1) by Lisa Madden-Mills, ASAP.

Even better... for a LIMITED TIME, this title is on sale on kindle for only ninety-nine cents. Based on the popularity of this book, that's one hell of a deal.

As always... Happy reading!




Synopsis Via Amazon:
Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She's an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She's perfect. Or is she?

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she changes the course of her life, becoming a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then through a chance encounter, she meets her soulmate. But he doesn't want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about...until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy...where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

"Very Bad Things is beautiful and heartbreaking...an epic love story." --The Lovely Books

*Recommended for 17 and older. Contains adult themes and explicit content.

'12 Years a Slave' Opens in Wide Release Today - A Must See!

Song of the Day: I Care [Live at Roseland] By Beyonce

[Video] - Chocolate Ganache



Via Allrecipes.com

[Video] - Sharon Osbourne Disses THE VIEW Panel on the ARSENIO HALL SHOW, Apologizes Later + This Wasn't The First Time



Side Note: This was just ridiculous behavior and uncalled for. Sharon Osbourne apologized Thursday.




However, this isn't the first time Sharon publicly dissed 'The View'.... So really, her apology is insincere. Julie Chen's hubby, must have forced her to do so.

A few years ago, Sharon Osbourne unleashed on 'The View'.


[Video] - Comic George Wallace Appears on the ARSENIO HALL SHOW



LMAO

Movie Trailer: ROBOCOP in Theaters 2.12.14

Movie Trailer: WINTER'S TALE [Colin Farrell]

STAR WARS: Episode VII Gets a Release Date - 12.18.15



 For additional information, visit bit.ly/1hQBydj

Groupie Tales: Too Far --> Girl Posts Video of Justin Bieber Sleeping




Side Note: At some point, folks need to have some sort of decency and morals. Celebrities deserve privacy behind closed doors. This is unacceptable behavior. It's a complete invasion of privacy.

Justin should sue the heffa who recorded and uploaded the video.

11.7.13: Twitter [TWTR] Has a Blazing First Day

[Video] - Inspiring Video of Woman Dancing to Beyonce Before Her Double Mastectomy Surgery



Side Note: Bless her heart. Sending prayers for a speedy, healthy and full recovery. Such an inspiration!

[Video] - Jimmy Kimmel Presents: Parent's 'Halloween 2013' Prank on Their Kids! LMFAO *TEARS*



Side Note: Omg.. I keep laughing at this video. The reactions are hilarious! Hollering at "That Bitch" comment. *Tears*

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twitter [TWTR] Sets IPO at $26, Goes Public on Thursday + Twitter by the Numbers

Twitter is set to make its public debut on Thursday. With the company's IPO set at around $26 a share, potential investors focus on the "numbers" game.


Additional deets below.

 


 Via Money.CNN.Com:
Twitter priced its initial public offering at $26 a share late Wednesday, a move that clears the way for the stock to start trading Thursday. Twitter ended up pricing its IPO above the range of $23-$25 a share that the company set earlier this week -- which was already an increase from the initial $17-$20 range. The announcement came via -- what else? -- a company tweet.

The $26 IPO price values Twitter (TWTR) at $14.2 billion. The company intends to raise $1.8 billion by selling 70 million shares in the public offering. But if you're a regular ol' investor looking to buy a piece of Twitter, don't get too excited about that IPO price. The $26 rate is what the Twitter IPO's underwriters -- including lead banker Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) -- will use when selling shares to their clients. Those customers are mostly large institutional investors, such as mutual funds and hedge funds. Shares will be released Wednesday night to those buyers, and the underwriters have the option to buy another 10.5 million shares from Twitter.

Regular investors will get their first shot at Twitter on Thursday morning, when the company will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "TWTR." Twitter executives will ring the opening bell to mark the start of the trading day on the NYSE. Although it's not clear just how high the stock will go on its first day, it's possible that shares will surge well above the offering price. So individual investors should be careful when looking to buy Twitter. While the stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. ET, Twitter's shares likely won't start trading right away. It typically takes time -- sometimes an hour or more -- for newly listed shares to begin actively trading on the day of their public debut.

But the hope is that Twitter's debut will be smoother than Facebook's was on the Nasdaq last year. How Twitter makes money: Like many of the newly public Internet companies, namely Facebook (FB, Fortune 500), Twitter's business model revolves around ads. Twitter runs ads for corporate accounts, specific tweets and topics, and the sponsored content is tucked right into users' feeds. Search for AT&T (T, Fortune 500) on Twitter, and a "promoted tweet" from Verizon may pop up. A "who to follow" box suggests a promoted corporate account like Macy's (M, Fortune 500) in the top slot. Advertisers can also place "trends" -- like the name of an album going on sale -- in the list of topics that are popular worldwide or in a specific city.

But Twitter isn't yet profitable. The company pulled in $317 million in sales in 2012, but ended up reporting a loss of $79.4 million. For the first nine months of 2013, Twitter's revenue came in at $422 million. But losses also increased, to $134 million. Who's getting rich off Twitter: Twitter insiders aren't selling shares in the IPO, but the stakes they're holding onto are extremely valuable.
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is the company's largest individual shareholder with a 12% stake, which is worth nearly $1.5 billion. Peter Fenton, a Twitter board director and an early investor in the company, owns a stake worth $820 million. Williams' fellow co-founder Jack Dorsey holds shares worth about $610 million, and company CEO Dick Costolo has a nearly $200 million stake. Related: Meet the Twitter #billionaires and #millionaires Williams and

Dorsey's third partner, Biz Stone, isn't on the list of largest shareholders. Six institutional investors own 5% or more of Twitter.

The biggest winner is private equity firm Rizvi Traverse, which holds a nearly 18% stake worth $2.2 billion.


MUST READ Book Picks: TOMMY GABRINI 2: A Place in His Heart by Mallory Monroe + Romancing Sal Gabrini

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Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS series which centers around Reno Gabrini & Trina's drama filled, passionate love story, is so popular that a spin-off series launched.

Reno's cousin/best friend Tommy Gabrini's spin-off story, ROMANCING TOMMY GABRINI, now has a sequel titled 'Tommy Gabrini 2: A Place In His Heart'... and folks, it is a MUST READ!

In 'TOMMY GABRINI 2: A Place In His Heart', the claws are out and Tommy's former "friends with benefits" aren't too happy about his new found relationship status with Grace. The drama implodes to an all-time high.

Tommy and Grace's love is tested by outside forces, and an explosive secret rocks their solid foundation. 

Additional deets below.



'Tommy Gabrini 2: A Place In His Heart' - Synopsis:

Tommy Gabrini never dreamed he’d fall in love when Grace McKinsey entered his life. She wasn’t sophisticated enough, his friends declared, or beautiful enough. But Tommy fell hard for the very woman they all dismissed. He even took the step of his life and asked her to be his wife.

His brother Sal warned him that hell was about to go in session when Tommy’s numerous “lady friends” found out about his new lady love. Tommy laughed it off at the time, insisting that his ladies were far too sophisticated to play those kinds of games. But he would soon find out that his brother wasn’t far from the truth.

Yet even then, Tommy could handle that truth. He loved Grace and he didn’t hesitate to make that clear. But when they stopped targeting Tommy, and started setting their sights on Grace, everything changed. Grace worked hard to be her own woman, even as Tommy’s generosity set her up as the CEO of her own company, and she knew not to take the bait of females who wanted Tommy for themselves. But as she battled from within to maintain control of her own company, and battled from without to maintain Tommy by her side, she soon realized that being Tommy Gabrini’s fiancée didn’t come without a price.

A price, she would soon discover, that might be too high to pay. From national bestselling author Mallory Monroe comes a gripping interracial romance where two people discover that love can take strange and unexpected turns, and if they aren't careful, other people’s hate can sneak in and overrule their love.



Be sure to read 'Romancing Tommy Gabrini' before you delve into the sequel. I would also suggest you read 'Romancing Sal Gabrini' before you read 'Tommy Gabrini 2'.

Sal Gabrini is Tommy's younger brother and while Sal is a little rough around the edges, he's just as sexy, protective and alpha as Reno and Tommy.

 Another must read!




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'Romancing Tommy Gabrini' - Synopsis:
A romantic affair was the last thing Tommy Gabrini was looking for when he attended a dinner party at a friend’s house. He had broken up with his longtime girlfriend five months earlier and was contented to play the field for the rest of his life. But when a gorgeous, sleek, African queen in red walked across his path, he knew something dramatic was about to happen.

Grace McKinsey knew Tommy Gabrini to be a rich, drop dead gorgeous playboy, but what she quickly realized was that he was also attracted to her. On the night of her thirtieth birthday, their passion for each other spills over into passionate love making that they both assumed would be a one-night stand.

But circumstances intervene and soon Tommy and Grace realize that they can’t live without each other, and don’t want anybody else. They have to give love a chance. In a thrilling interracial romance, Mallory Monroe takes her readers on a sensual journey of love, lust and unrequited revenge, where Tommy and his lady love cleave to each other, as outside forces conspire to tear them apart.




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 'Romancing Sal Gabrini' - Synopsis:

Gemma Jones once thought Sal Gabrini could be a keeper. He was, in truth, the man of her dreams. But after she didn’t hear from him when he had promised to stay in touch, she wasn’t thinking about him either.

Even when she travels to his turf, to Seattle, to attend a stuffy lawyer’s convention, she’s bound and determined not to give Sal a second thought. The fact that she had refused his sexual advances probably had everything to do with why he didn’t follow up with her, and she understands that. But that understanding only makes her all the more determined to keep him at arm’s length. She might have been known for her slamming body, but that didn’t mean she wants the man of her dreams to only want her for that body.

But the convention turns out to be so boring that Trina, her friend and business partner, encourages her to give the man a call. If nothing else he can show her the town and ramp down the boredom, her friend insists. So against her better judgment, Gemma phones him. When he doesn’t return her voice mail message later that night, she wants to kick herself for even bothering.

Hunky businessman Sal Gabrini arrives back in town after a trip to Jersey. When he sees where the gorgeously exotic Gemma Jones has left him a message, he realizes how much he actually misses her. He shows up at her hotel, catching her off guard, and that one proactive move takes the pair of would-be lovers on the most tumultuous, yet sexually and emotionally gratifying rollercoaster ride of their lives.

Sal has to decide if he is willing to risk it all for the love of a good woman, and Gemma has to decide if a player like Sal Gabrini can ever truly change and become the man she will need him to be. Their tempers flare, their personalities clash, but their love for each other becomes the cornerstone that could actually make their relationship work.

In the first book by bestselling author Mallory Monroe that focuses on Tommy’s younger brother Sal, ROMANCING SAL GABRINI is an interracial romance that takes the readers on a compelling journey of love, sex, and tears.

[Video] - 10.30.13: Celine Dion Appeared on 'The View', Talks Career and Performed Live



Be sure to pick up a copy of Celine Dion's new album 'Loved Me Back to Life', which dropped on November 5th.

Congrats: New York City Elects Bill DeBlasio as New Mayor

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Bill de Blasio won the NYC mayoral election yesterday, by garnering 73 percent of the vote. De Blasio will become the first Democratic NYC mayor in almost 20 years.

Again, congrats!

[Video] - Chocolate Trifle Dessert Recipe



Via Allrecipes.Com

Amazon Instant Video Pick: STATIC [Suspense/Thriller]

STATIC is an interesting suspense thriller with an unthinkable twist.

Just when you think you know what's going on, you're blindsided by the actual circumstances. STATIC is definitely worth a watch.

Check the trailer below.


 

 Amazon Link: http://tinyurl.com/nll92ox

Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Coming Soon: The Chocolate Chick Special 'Interracial' Edition Part 3

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Former Miss USA Crystle Stewart and her fiance model Max Sebrechts 

The Chocolate Chick interracial special edition series is getting a new installment. Part three will post the last week of November.

[Update] - Due to continuous updates, there will be a delay on this post. Stay tuned..

New couples will be featured. Couples highlighted in previous posts will also be included.

One of the couples to be included in the upcoming special edition list, will be actress Crystle Stewart and her fiance model Max Sebrechts.


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Crystle currently co-stars in Tyler Perry's 'For Better, For Worse' television show.

Max Sebrechts is a model and has landed campaigns for such brands as Gucci, Burberry and Rolex. He also obtained a master's degree in Applied Economical Sciences with a major in International Management from the University of Antwerp.

Movie Trailer: OPEN GRAVE Available on iTunes 12.24.13/ Theaters 1.3.14

Movie Trailer: BLACK NATIVITY In Theaters 11.27.13

Movie Trailer: LABOR DAY [Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, In Theaters Christmas Day 2013

[Video] - Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline Talk 'Last Vegas' [In Theaters Today]

10.30.13: President Obama Discusses Changes and Improvements in the Individual Insurance Market

[Video] -11.1.13: LAX Shooting: Gunman and TSA Co-worker Both Dead