Friday, March 28, 2014

[Updated] - DVR-ALERT: SUMMONED [Cuba Gooding Jr./ Horror Thriller ] Airs Tonight On LMN

[UPDATE] - 3.30.14 @ 2:52PM EST - I just finished watching SUMMONED, and it was all kinds of ridiculous. It was basically a cheap rip-off of the horror film THE GRUDGE. In addition, the film falsely advertises Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the trailer and the poster as part of the main cast of characters. Cuba only appears in about five minutes of the film. A complete waste of time.

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The movie SUMMONED, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., airs tonight on the Lifetime Movie Network. Catch it on LMN, rather than pay for it on Amazon.

It airs tonight at 10 PM EST, early Saturday morning at 2 AM EST, and Friday, April 4th at 4 PM EST.

So set your DVRs to record it and watch it later.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Of The Month: [April 2014] - MISERY By Stephen King

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Since we're nearing the end of March, the next 'Book of the Month' pick will be for April 2014.

I have to say, I'm uber excited for the next selection. Although I've read this creepy, yet, enthralling novel years ago and have watched the film numerous times, I suddenly got the urge recently to read the story again.

So, I have purchased a new hardback copy of MISERY by Stephen King. While I love the convenience of e-books, nothing compares to opening and reading an actual book.

However you choose to read this selection, be it a repeat, or for the first time...just enjoy the experience. Stephen King is truly the master of horror and rarely disappoints.

Some may have watched the film, but haven't read the book. Trust when I tell you, the book is one hell of a reading destination and I'm going to fully enjoy the riveting storytelling...once again.

As always... Happy reading! 

Synopsis via Barnes and Noble:

Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan.

Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

Movie Trailer: INTO THE STORM In Theaters 8.8.14

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Movie Trailer: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES In Theaters 8.8.14

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SCANDAL's Columbus Short Arrested For Felony Battery, Released on Bond

'Scandal' star Columbus Short was arrested for felony battery with serious bodily injury Wednesday and later released on a $50,000 bond.

Hate this for Columbus.

Folks have got to learn to walk away...or risk possibly losing what you've worked so hard for.

Additional deets below.


 Via L.A. Times:

Columbus Short, of the hit TV show "Scandal" was arrested Wednesday after prosecutors charged him with felony battery with serious bodily injury for allegedly knocking out a man and breaking his nose. 

Columbus Keith Short, 31, is accused of punching a man at a West Los Angeles restaurant March 15 and rendering him unconscious. Short allegedly sucker-punched the man after becoming involved in a disagreement, prosecutors allege. 

Short was booked by Claremont police Wednesday and released on $50,000 bail soon after.
Short, who plays one of character Olivia Pope's crisis management experts, Harrison Wright, faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony charge. The alleged attack occurred at Gabe's Bar and Grill.

Short, a onetime choreographer for Britney Spears, had in recent years built a career as a TV actor. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Movie Trailer: HERCULES [Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson] In Theaters 7.25.14

Congrats: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Land Coveted VOGUE Magazine Cover

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Kim Kardashian and her boo, Kanye West shocked the world when the April 2014 Vogue magazine cover revealed they would be on the coveted cover.

As you can imagine, the haters came out blazing full force.

Among the "haters", was none other than D-list actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who had the nerve to tweet that she thought it was about time she cancelled her Vogue subscription..... and asked who else was with her....

Now folks, I'm quite sure Anna Wintour (Vogue's highly esteemed Editor-in-Chief,) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, don't give a flying f**k about Sarah Michelle Gellar, or the legion of Kimye haters.


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Kim's and Kanye's baby girl, North West, also makes an appearance in the magazine. Let the haters hate.

Movie Trailer: X-Men: Days of Future Past In Theaters 5.23.14 [Trailer #2]

New Album: HELP By Erica Campbell Available on iTunes Now + Official Video For HELP f/ Lecrae

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Be sure to download Erica Campbell's new album HELP, today. It's amazing and powerful!

New Video: LOYAL By Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne, Tyga

Congrats: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Expecting A Baby

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hot Book Pick: MONSTER By Francette Phal

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People. Okay. I know some might be like "Oh, hell no!" upon reading the synopsis and sample read of this book. (I ALWAYS read a sample of a book before I hit that 1-click option, I suggest you do the same.)

Don't let that deter you. You might be like me and instantly hit "buy book", after the sample read. The story grabs you from the beginning. But, BE PREPARED.

'Monster' will take you through a whirlwind of different emotions, and not all are bad. This intense saga is a must read.

Can Dominic redeem himself after the hellish way he treated Eden? Will Eden's secret cause Dominic to unleash one final act of cruelty?

Read 'Monster' to find out. You will not be disappointed!

Francette Phal weaves a story of lust, passion, betrayal, revenge, obsession, love, redemption, and forgiveness like nobody's business.

As always....happy reading!

 Amazon Link

Synopsis via Amazon:

Accidental Gold digger.

Circumstance forced Eden Mercer to sell herself to Dominic Armstrong for half a million dollars and in return she is to play the dutiful wife in public and submit to him completely behind closed doors.

The Tyrant.

Dominic is Ruthless, manipulative and sadistic but Eden is determined not to break under his cruelty. But how does one persevere when in the clutches of a Monster?

Movie Trailer: SUMMONED [Cuba Gooding Jr. / Horror Thriller] Available On Amazon Instant Video

3.28.14 [Update] - The movie SUMMONED, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., airs tonight on the Lifetime Movie Network.

Catch it on LMN, rather than pay for it on Amazon. It airs tonight at 10 PM EST, early Saturday morning at 2 AM EST, and Friday, April 4th at 4 PM EST.

 So set your DVRs to record it and watch it later.


[Video] - Naomi Campbell Talks Career, The Face and More on The Wendy Williams Show

Side Note: ICON!

Catch a new episode of THE FACE on Wednesday [3.26] at 10PM EST on Oxygen.

[Video] - 3.22.14: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks On The Importance Of Studying Abroad

[Video] - 3.20.14: First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives In Beijing With Her Mom, Malia and Sasha

Side Note: We have an awesome First Lady! Malia and Sasha have grown up right before our eyes. Beautiful family.

3.20.14: President Barack Obama Makes Statement on Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Music: FLATLINE By Porsha Williams Is Available on iTunes/Amazon - Download It Today

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Side Note: Porsha Williams' new single FLATLINE does not disappoint. Download it today. Available on iTunes and Amazon. Bravo to Porsha!

Dancing With The Stars 18 Premieres Tonight, Sexy Ass Maks is Back + NeNe Leakes, Billy Dee Williams and More Set to Compete

I must admit, its been one hell of a minute since I was hyped for a new season of 'Dancing With The Stars'.... However, with the news that Maksim was coming back and the new line-up of contestants, I think I might just tune in. 

Make sure you do as well. 'Dancing With The Stars' season 18, premieres tonight at 8PM EST on ABC.

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 Video: NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani talk DWTS

For additional information about the contestants and season 18, visit


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Friday, March 14, 2014

[Video] - Porsha Williams Walked Away With Basically NOTHING From Her Divorce Settlement

Side Note: This is hella ridiculous.

I don't know who in the hell was representing Porsha in her divorce settlement proceedings, but, they definitely didn't do her any good.

There is no way in the world Porsha should not have at least received: 1) The marital home 2) Credit cards paid off.  3)One million dollar lump cash payout - along with the car, ring, clothes and personal items she received in the settlement.

Although they were married for only around two years, the Stewarts did not have a pre-nuptial agreement. Porsha deserved more than she received.

This just makes one flashback to Porsha's lack of basic black history knowledge...when you're not quite bright, folks will take advantage of you. Do better.

Hopefully Porsha's singing career will take off and her business ventures will flourish.

Movie Trailer: THE QUIET ONES [Horror] In Theaters 4.25.14

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Movie Trailer: SIN CITY: A Dame To Kill For In Theaters 8.22.14

Viola Davis and Tom Verica Set To Star In Shonda Rhimes' New Pilot HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

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Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis (The Help) and Tom Verica, an executive producer on 'Scandal', will star in Shonda Rhimes' new pilot, 'How to Get Away With Murder'. The description of the show sounds like a must watch and anything Shonda Rhimes creates is a I definitely can't wait for this show to hit prime-time. Additional deets below.

 Via Deadline.Com:
Tom Verica(American Dreams) has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes.

The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor, Annalise Dewitt (Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives.

Paradigm-repped Verica will play Annalise’s husband Tom, a psychology professor who comes from a long line of academic royalty.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

50 SHADES OF WRONG: The 'Christian Grey' Casting Choice That Would've Set The Film Ablaze

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The film version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is set to premiere 2.13.15. (And it will surely be a monster hit) - I still feel the casting is ridiculous as hell. David Gandy should've been picked to play 'Christian Grey'... I put up comparison of photos, that perfectly confirms the obvious. David's look in the photo (on the right - which has nothing to do with the film, its from an advertisement) SCREAMS 'Christian Grey'.

I'm sure Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will do alright. However, E.L. James and the film's producers, missed a great opportunity. Poor casting, in my opinion. David would have set movie screens on fire. For sho!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

[Updated] - New Couple Alert? Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender Dating? [RUMOR CONTROL]


Updated: Just a day or two after the rumors of Micheal and Lupita were thrown into the stratosphere. The initial talk about Lupita and Somali rapper K'Naan gained momentum when Lupita was spotted with the talented rapper. The two looked very cozy.

However, the key factor here is the fact that he was holding her Academy award. Now that's special. Again, no confirmation from either party, but this seems more accurate than the Michael Fassbender rumor. If Lupita and K'Naan are together, they make an awesome couple!

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Well with bright lights, fame and a Oscar Award...the steady speculation and reports of who Luptia Nyong'o is dating has been kicked up to full steam ahead. During award season, Lupita and fellow Oscar award winner actor Jared Leto, set rumors ablaze that the two were an item, after constantly sharing intimate moments with each at every award ceremony, where both were racking up accolades left and right.

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The gorgeous and talented actress has also been linked to an African rapper. Now there are reports that Lupita and her '12 Years a Slave' co-star Michael Fassbender are dating, or rather Michael is in heavy pursuit of her. 

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There has been no confirmation from Lupita about any of the dating rumors, although she did joke about the rumors of she and Jared dating, on ELLEN.

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Jared Leto has also joked about their relationship status by stating in his recent Spirit Awards' acceptance speech, that he wanted to thank "his future ex-wife, Lupita."

Michael Fassbender has previously dated Nicole Beharie and Zoe Kravitz.

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        Above Photos: Michael warmly congratulates Lupita at the Oscars.

Additional details below, on the reports that Michael and Lupita are dating.

Via Belfast Telegraph:
Lupita Nyong’o and her 12 Years a Slave co-star Michael Fassbender are reportedly romantically interested in each other.
The pair star together in historical drama 12 Years a Slave, and Lupita won the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the Academy Awards last Sunday for her work in the film. Michael was physically demonstrative with Lupita throughout the ceremony, and sources claim the co-stars were once lovers. “They have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming 12 Years A Slave and then promoting it together,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “In September during the Toronto Film Festival they had a brief romance.”

Apparently Michael is so enamoured with Lupita he recently called it quits with Romanian supermodel Madalina Ghenea. The outlet also reports he decided to bring his mother to the Academy Awards, so that Lupita is clear she is the only woman he wants in his life romantically. “Now Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of bringing his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date,” the insider explained. “Lupita’s the most in-demand woman in the world at the moment so it will be hard to make it work but their chemistry is undeniable.”

Lupita has been linked to other Hollywood hunks of late, including fellow Oscar-winner Jared Leto. But both stars have denied they are dating each other, despite reports to the contrary.

Michael has romanced a castmate before, as he was with X-Men: First Class co-star Zoe Kravitz from 2010 to 2011. He has spoken previously about how his hectic work schedule impacts relationships. “I'm kind of selfish with the hours that I put into the work,” he revealed in the November 2013 issue of GQ. "I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years. I started doing this when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it."

Via London's Evening Standard (

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly dating. The Shame star is said to have been romancing his 12 Years A Slave'co-star on and off in recent months but he is now keen to show her he's "serious" about their relationship.

A source told The Sun: "They have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming '12 Years A Slave' and then promoting it together. "In September during the Toronto Film Festival they had a brief romance.

Now Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of bringing his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date. "Lupita's the most in-demand woman in the world at the moment so it will be hard to make it work but their chemistry is undeniable."

Lupita, 31, grew close to 36-year-old Michael - who was previously in a relationship with Gerard Butler's ex-girlfriend Madalina Ghenea - when they filmed the Oscar-winning biopic and she admitted they shared a "ritual" where they'd "look into each other's eyes" and an "embrace" to help them cope with the intensity of the scenes they were working on. The screen beauty explained: "Michael and I had a ritual that we never even really spoke about - we would make nice right before a scene, and then we'd make nice after a scene. "Just looking into each other's eyes, an embrace, a squeeze of the hands - that would button the scene.

Side Note: This is the first time I've heard rumors about Michael and Lupita. I thought if she were dating anyone, it was perhaps Jared Leto or the rapper. However, no one knows what their current status is either way. All of them could be single for all we know. A report has appeared stating that the original story about Michael and Lupita appeared in (The Sun) and wasn't an accurate report. So it seems, this is another RUMOR. However, if any confirmation is OFFICIALLY made, this post will be updated.

Movie Trailer: ANNIE (Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis) In Theaters 12.19.14 (Teaser Trailer)

Movie Trailer: TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction In Theaters 6.27.14

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

THE GAME (Season 7) Premieres Tonight at 10PM EST on BET (One Hour Premiere)

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The highly anticipated new season of BET's THE GAME, premieres tonight at 10PM EST. Be sure to tune in.

Following THE GAME at 11PM EST, LET'S STAY TOGETHER premieres.

Monday, March 3, 2014

CONGRATS: '12 YEARS A SLAVE' Wins Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress & Best Adapted Screenplay!

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Lupita Nyong'o was stunning as always, wearing a beautiful  light blue Prada gown. 

Last night the 86th Annual Academy Awards aired live. Ellen Degeneres hosted the highly anticipated event and kept the show running smoothly.

From a hit right out the gate with her opening monologue, Ellen threw a lil shade, ordered pizzas and took a selfie, that ended up crashing twitter and was retweeted over 3 million times.

Of course the night was stellar with '12 Years a Slave' racking up three awards including 'Best Picture', 'Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o,) and 'Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley.)

Take a look at some of the highlights.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

The 86th Annual OSCAR AWARDS Airs Tonight Live at 8:30PM EST on ABC

Side Note: Red carpet coverage begins at 7PM EST on ABC and 5:30PM EST on E!

[Video] - 2.27.14: President Obama Speaks on the My Brother's Keeper's Initiative


Break-ups: Paula Patton and Robin Thicke Split + Paula Patton Discusses Marriage - Before the Split

Side Note: Not surprising. Robin Thicke had ZERO respect for that marriage. He constantly showed his ass in public with disrespectful behavior. He acted like he was single and unattached.

With all that being said; it wouldn't be a shocker if they reunited.

Sad but true.

[Video] - NeNe Leakes Stopped By THE VIEW, Talked Real Housewives of Atlanta Drama & More

2.20.14: [Video] - RHOA's Kandi Burrus, Mama Joyce and Todd Appeared on THE VIEW