Wednesday, April 30, 2014

[Video] - JEM & The Holograms Casting News + The "Lightening" of Shana's Skin

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While it was interesting hearing the initial news that the 80's cartoon JEM was going to be made into a film; it wasn't until the casting news unfolded that really had fans pondering...Why in the world does the actress set to play Shana, not have the skin-tone that is obvious for the character?

Its insulting.

[Video] - T.I. and The Game Have an Intense Interaction With The LAPD

Oprah Winfrey In Talks To Bid on the Clippers + Oprah's Reaction After Donald Sterling's Racist Comments

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The fact that Oprah could possibly own the L.A. Clippers in the future is just like some of the best news EVER!

 Via Reuters:
Talk show host turned entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey is in talks with billionaire media executive David Geffen and Oracle Corp CEO Larry Ellison to make a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available, her spokeswoman said On Wednesday.

The statement from Winfrey came a day after the National Basketball Association imposed a lifetime ban against Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist remarks attributed to him and moved to force him to sell his team.

Movie Trailer: ALIEN ABDUCTION [Horror] Available Via Digital Download

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New Releases: LOVE REDEEMED By Love Belvin [Love's Improbable Possibility #4]

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Omg... I love this series! If you haven't began reading the Improbable Possibility are missing out on one hell of a read.

In January 2014, I chose book one in the series, LOVE LOST as the book of the month. It did not disappoint. I have since read book two. You will be pulled into an enthralling story. I plan on reading the third and fourth installment soon.

So order or download the entire series and read at your leisure. This is a well-written tale of redemption and the journey of finding true love. Love Belvin knocks it out the park with the 'Love's Improbable Possibility' saga.

Visit Love Belvin's official website at: www.LoveBelvin.Com

As always...Happy reading!

'Love Redeemed' [Book 4] Synopsis via Amazon:

Love Redeemed – the conclusion of the of the Love’s Improbable Possibility series: Life’s complicated…

Life’s not fair… All is fair in love and war… Find out in this riveting conclusion how Rayna reconciles her inability to trust and willingness to explore love in ways she thought she wasn’t worthy of. See love redeemed for someone who thought it was not in the cards. Also, experience Azmir’s lessons on love, forgiveness, and acceptance as his world is transformed to include a life partner.

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 LOVE LOST - Book One

 Synopsis via Amazon:
Love Lost is book one of the Love’s Improbable Possibility series:

You ever wonder what events led up to an individual’s inability to trust? Love Lost starts off by peeling back layers of a young girl who experienced the loss of essential, reliable and nurturing love. Rayna Brimm, hailing from an inner-city in New Jersey, survives a series of betrayal and loss only to forge forward in self-preservation and obtain an education in North Carolina. After receiving her degree, vowing never return home, she finds herself in California where she tries to build a self-contained life. She made a personal declaration to get through life without further dependence on others in order to avoid yet another heartbreak.

Only, fate said otherwise. Enter Azmir Jacobs, a tall, dark, handsome and very wealthy man, who has street credibility and executive power in the corporate world. Azmir has money, power and beautiful women at his beck and call, BUT only one woman has caught his eye. The resilient Rayna Brimm, a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing contributes towards her tough skin, issues with trust and a deep-seated fear to love, turns out to be more than he bargained for when he discovered her in his boardroom presenting a leasing proposal.

Rayna isn’t the only one with a checkered past. Can Azmir conceal his convoluted life long enough to prove that he can provide Rayna the stable and reliable love that she clearly needs and deserves? Or will his lofty lifestyle and endless resources scare her away?

Just when you thought you’d begun the read of an urban novel, you turn the pages and find this is by no means an urban novel, but the journey of a classic love tale and a story of redemption instead.

The Love’s Improbable Possibility series is a slow weaving a journey of love. Be prepared to progress into the world of Rayna Brimm. A story of love’s redemption. “It’s all about growth in the first book of this wonderful series. Love Belvin’s character development alone is enough to draw you in all on its own. Making the main character, Ms. Rayna Brimm, super relatable is what I loved the most!

It’s fun to read fantasies or fairytales but nothing hits close to home like an excursion dealing with what we go through as people on a day to day basis when it comes to what we expect in a relationship.

After being taking on an unexpected courtship journey by, Azmir Jacobs a successful entrepreneur and business man, you will come across an amazing unforeseen ending that will only have you on the edge of your seat in extreme anticipation for the next book.” ~ Zakiya Walden

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 Synopsis Via Amazon:
Love UnExpected – book 2 of the Love’s Improbable Possibility series: Just when Rayna believed she had successfully settled her feet in Los Angeles, efficaciously eluding near-career demise, Azmir Jacobs has infiltrated her mind and world, and now is meticulously thawing her heart. But does he have the endurance to step up at a time where Rayna loses her most stable source in life?

Will the elusive Rayna embrace the UnExpected love that Azmir is offering her? Continue the love redemption journey and experience new characters being introduced; some to foster Rayna and Azmir’s relationship and some to challenge it.

“Once again, in “Love UnExpected”, Love Belvin undoubtedly captures the inner turmoil of a woman gone astray, finding her way through the loss of a love, a stable force and herself. While running from her present, a trip to the past forces Rayna to confront her mirror of lies and embrace her shattered perfections. A step out on faith brings along a journey of first that leads to an uncanny spiraled displays of insecurity.” ~ Kelly A

“I enjoyed the sensual hunger Rayna and Azmir had for each other in “Love UnExpected”. Their sexual desires and romance played together perfectly, showcasing Love’s talent for mixing sex and romance. I was left in awe and couldn’t wait to read the rest of the series!” ~ Juaquanna G–S

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 Synopsis Via Amazon:
Love Uncharted – book 3 of the Love’s Improbable Possibility series:

Rayna thought her life had been cautiously stabilized, in spite of losing her sole source of support. Azmir throws a monkey wrench in her world to include himself. However, not without Azmir exposing a few of his own imperfections.

No matter what mistakes he makes, trying to secure a place in Rayna’s heart isn’t an easy feat. He fights at all cost to remain there, even if it means destroying all competition, including the woman herself, by breaking down the ice walls that surrounds her heart.

[Video] - Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas Split?

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Is Prince Harry back on the market?

After rumors began earlier this year that Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas were headed for an official engagement announcement; the split comes as a surprise. Get the deets below:

Congrats: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Engaged [Video]

[Video] - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Bans Donald Sterling For LIFE! [Press Conference]

Press conference starts at minute 9:16.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

[Audio] - L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Racist Views Revealed + Reaction

On Saturday. TMZ released an audio recording of a conversation allegedly between billionaire Clipper owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano, In the audio recording Sterling is heard making outrageous and ignorant comments. At one point, he even told his HALF-BLACK girlfriend NOT to bring Black people to his games.

Social media exploded and many took to their social media platforms to show their outrage. Magic Johnson, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, Kevin Hart, Lebron James, Solange Knowles, Michael Jordan, the President and more, expressed their thoughts on Sterling's comments.

Its pretty clear that Donald Sterling is racist and the fact that he OWNS a NBA organization is appalling. He is every bit a modern-day slave-owner and the team members and coach Doc Rivers, must be his slaves. That is the mentality that is expressed through his warped views of how races should interact with one another. So Donald Sterling needs to be forced out. He should not be able to own any team in the NBA. He has to go.

And let me just say; his girlfriend is ridiculous as hell as well. She was obviously with him for the money. There is no way in hell she saw that crypt-keeper looking corpse and fell in love. She also had to know of his racist ways. So for her to be f'ing a racist for money is disgusting and that explains what she is. Real talk.

Above is audio of the conversation between Sterling and Stiviano. Various reactions listed below.

Magic Johnson:

 Doc Rivers:

President Barack Obama:

Adam Silver:

 Al Sharpton:

 Shaq O'Neal:

Stephen A. Smith:

Snoop Dogg:


 TNT Halftime Panel Reacts - Includes Shaq, Charles Barkley:


 Michael Jordan's Statement:

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"I look at this from two perspectives - as a current owner and a former player. As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I'm confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly. As a former player, I'm completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA - or anywhere else - for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level." Michael Jordan (Charlotte Bobcats) - April 27, 2014

Lil Wayne:


Movie Trailer: JESSABELLE [Horror] In Theaters 8.29.14

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Movie Trailer: THE QUIET ONES [Horror] Now Playing

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DVRAlert: MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU [Nicole Beharie, Ken Duken] Airs on UPtv Saturday 4.26.14 at 5PM EST & 7PM EST

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Nicole Beharie's performance of the title track from the film:


Side Note: This is a must see film. Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken have amazing chemistry, and the concept of the film is simplistic, endearing and hits the mark for an adorable romantic drama.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Congrats: Beyonce Covers TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Issue 2014

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Beyonce was named one of TIME Magazine's most influential people of 2014.

The list also included President Barack Obama, Steve McQueen, Kerry Washington, Serena Williams, Robert Redford, Richard Sherman, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey and more.

Link: Full 100 Most Influential List

Congrats: Lupita Nyong'o Tops PEOPLE Magazine's 'Most Beautiful' List 2014

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Wednesday PEOPLE magazine unveiled their much talked about 'Most Beautiful' cover issue for 2014. Normally, diversity isn't a key factor for the magazine when choosing the cover star. However this year the magazine chose the talented Oscar-award winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o, for the cover, topping their list as the most beautiful.

Great choice and not just because she is a woman of color; but, because the talented, stylish and gorgeous star had one hell of a year, after her break-through performance in the Oscar-award winning film, 12 Years a Slave. Also included on the list was Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, and more.

Lupita Nyong'o is the fourth woman of color to make the 'Most Beautiful' cover. Halle Berry (2003), Jennifer Lopez (2011) and Beyonce (2012) were chosen previously.
 perhaps PEOPLE will finally top Idris Elba as the next choice for their SEXIST MAN ALIVE list. Every year...I have championed for him to win. He deserves it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

[Video] - Porsha Williams Dragged Kenya Moore...Literally...on the RHOA Reunion Show

Side Note: This incident didn't have to happen. Andy Cohen was the moderator. When Kenya continued to point her scepter and talk through her megaphone, Andy should have stepped in and told Kenya to stop using her props.

As I stated earlier, I don't condone violence; however, Kenya provoked the situation and created a reaction she wasn't prepared for. But then seems as though she wanted Porsha to hit her. If so, she got exactly what she wanted. The first thing out her mouth was "hit me and get fired."

Everybody in the world witnessed Porsha's immediate regret for dragging Kenya across the studio floor. I don't think it was fair to send Porsha home. If one had to leave, both should have been removed.

The dynamics of how this situation escalated is very clear. Kenya needs to take responsibility for her actions or rather her words and acknowledge she went too far. Andy and Bravo also need to take responsibility.

In addition, Porsha should not be fired. If anything, you (Andy/Bravo,) should be thanking Porsha and cutting her an extra check for causing your ratings to fly through the roof. From her marriage to her rocky and public divorce; to her on-going feud with Kenya, the ratings have continued to improve week after week.

Part 2 and Part 3 of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' reunion will air Sunday, April 27, and Sunday, May 4, at 8PM EST on Bravo.

Sneak Peek: TRUE TORI Premieres Tonight at 10PM EST on Lifetime

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


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Sneak Peek: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' [S6 / Ep.23] Reunion Pt. 1 Airs Tonight at 8PM EST on BRAVO

Chile. The Real Housewives of Atlanta's reunion will be aired in three parts. Tonight is the premiere of part one.

Of course everyone has been discussing the infamous fight that erupted between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore during the taping. Folks have been giving different scenarios of what went down, but what seems accurate in all the tellings is the fact that Porsha reportedly dragged Kenya Moore across the studio floor...literally, snatched hair out her head...literally, and beat her down.

Now, I don't condone violence; however, Kenya has been extremely harsh toward Porsha during this season, specifically about her marriage to Kordell Stewart. The child was going through hell with that break-up and Kenya went too far in some of her comments. When you run your mouth the way Kenya did...surely you will back-up your words if someone puts their hands on you. If not, she got schooled in the lesson that you can push a person to far and they will snap on your ass. If you can't back your shit up, then learn to keep your mouth closed.

So it will be interesting to see if Kenya fights back or if Porsha won this round, which I believe she did. Of course there are consequences to ones actions and last week, Kenya Moore took out charges on Porsha. Porsha went through the humiliation of turning herself in to police and getting officially booked. The charge is for misdemeanor assault.

The case is on-going and reps for Porsha Williams have stated that she will be pressing charges against Kenya Moore as well. So this chapter in the RHOA drama will be continued....Below is a photo of Porsha's mugshot. When all else must always have their face fully beat and ready for any photo shoot...including a mugshot.

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Y'all be sure to tune in to part one of the highly anticipated RHOA reunion show tonight on Bravo at 8PM EST.

Have your popcorn and wine ready.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

ORPHAN BLACK Season 2 Premieres Tonight at 9PM EST on BBC America [DVR-Alert]

One of my favorite new shows is the BBC sci-fi drama, ORPHAN BLACK. Folks have been raving about this show.

(I'm also watching the first seasons of GAME OF THRONES and HOUSE OF CARDS.) I mean really, there are way too many good quality television shows on tv to watch them all. There is no way to watch them all, unfortunately, some fall by the wayside. Anywho, I digress.

So, over the past two weeks, I was able to slowly but surely watch the first season; which consisted of ten episodes. (Btw..I was able to watch the first season completely free via my Amazon Prime account....gotta love Amazon Prime.)

So tune in or set your DVRs for the second season or catch up on the first season. Either way...just do it. The first episode will pull you in. It's an excellent show.

Check the trailer below:


DVR-Alert: Terry McMillan's 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' Premieres Tonight at 8PM EST on Lifetime

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The amazing Whoopi Goldberg stars in Terry McMillan's A Day Late and a Dollar Short, alongside a stellar cast. The film premieres tonight at 8PM EST on Liftetime. Set your DVRs!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[Video] - Beyonce and Jay Z Touring Together This Summer

SCANDAL Finale: 'The Price of Free and Fair' [S3/Ep.18] Airs Tonight at 10PM EST on ABC + Finale Checklist

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[The Scandal poster via Scandal's Official FB page]

Movie Trailer: THE ROVER In Theaters 6.13.14

Movie Trailer: COLD IN JULY In Theaters 5.23.14

Movie Trailer: THIRD PERSON In Theaters 6.20.14

Movie Trailers: X-MEN: Days of Future Past In Theaters 5.23.14

Movie Trailer: GONE GIRL In Theaters 10.3.14

Movie Trailer: A MOST WANTED MAN In Theaters 7.25.14

Movie Trailer: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 In Theaters 6.13.14

Movie Trailer: 22 JUMP STREET In Theaters 7.18.14 [Red Band Trailer]

Movie Trailer: WISH I WAS HERE In Theaters 7.18.14

Movie Trailer: NEIGHBORS [Seth Rogen, Zac Efron] In Theaters 5.9.14 [Red Band Trailer]

Movie Trailer: CHEF In Theaters 5.9.14

ICYMI: [Video] - Steve Harvey Interviews President Barack Obama [2013]

Friday, April 11, 2014

Movie Trailer: BLACK COFFEE [Romantic Comedy] Available on DVD/VOD

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Soap Files - Trailer: DEATH CLIQUE Premieres Tomorrow on Lifetime at 8PM EST [DVRAlert]

Additional deets, via Soap Opera Digest:
Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston, OLTL) and Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina, GH) star in Lifetime's DEATH CLIQUE airing Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. Underwood and Ainsworth play best friends Jade and Sara, who befriend the new girl in school, Ashley, played by Tina Ivlev (ex-Kelly, DAYS). "[Ashley] kind of sets her eyes on me as someone she wants to be her best friend and she stirs up some trouble," Underwood tells Digest. "Things get pretty crazy, pretty quickly. It is very dramatic. It's one of those stories that make you think, 'That would never happen,' until you read in the description: Inspired by true events."

Congrats! Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Get Married

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Congrats to singer, songwriter and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss and Television Producer Todd Tucker!

The two married on April 4th, in front of family and friends. The wedding spectacular will be a television special coming up on Bravo.

Stay tuned! Again, congrats to the newlyweds.

Kate Middleton & Prince William Arrive in New Zealand with Prince George

Congrats: Beyonce and Jay Z Celebrate Their Six Year Anniversary

[Video] - President Barack Obama Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit

President Barack Obama's remarks, begin around 43:10.

Visit the LBJLibrary main Youtube channel for the full coverage of each day's events.


[Video] - President Bill Clinton Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit

Beginning at 37:48, Vernon Jordan introduces President Bill Clinton.