Monday, September 29, 2014

Congrats! Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Welcome a Baby Girl!

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Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, (and the next President of the United States) Hillary Clinton, are now proud grandparents.

Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, welcomed a new baby girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

Baby Charlotte was born on September 26th at 7:03 PM.

Congrats to the happy parents!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Box Office Wars: THE EQUALIZER Slays the Competition!

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Denzel Washington's action packed feature, The Equalizer, killed the competition over the weekend. The film pulled in an estimated $35 million in box office receipts. Big ups!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Amber Rose Files For Divorce From Wiz Khalifa + Is Nick Cannon the Reason?

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Buzz has been circulating for a minute about the impending divorce of mega superstar Mariah Carey and actor/producer, Nick Cannon. While neither have officially filed papers, it is said that the two are indeed over and an announcement will be made sooner than later.

Another layer has been added to the Carey/Cannon split. Yesterday, rumors ran rampant that Amber Rose and Nick Cannon were reportedly messing around.

Well before folks could let that bit of information settle, Amber Rose filed for divorce from her hubby of one year, rapper Wiz Khalifa. The two also are the parents of one son.

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Now this is a bit of a surprise because Amber and Wiz appeared to be the real deal and very much in love. But as with any couple, things are subject to change at any moment for a plethora of reasons.

So...does this mean the rumors are true about Nick and Amber? Welp. Only time and pictures will tell.


Congrats! Tyler Perry Is Going to Be a Father

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Reports surfaced earlier this week, that director/writer/producer extraordinaire, Tyler Perry, was about to become a father. Social media lit up with the exciting news. It seems that Tyler made the announcement during his private birthday bash. Rumors are circulating that model and philanthropist, Gelila Bekele is the mommy-to-be.

There hasn't been any official confirmation from Tyler Perry about this story. If the rumor is true....Congrats to the expecting parents!

UPDATED: Tyler Perry has confirmed he is about to become a father with model, Gilila Bekele.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

DVRAlert: Beyonce and Jay Z's ON THE RUN Concert Airs Tonight on HBO at 9PM

Amazon Instant Movie Pick: DON'T BLINK Starring Brian Austin Green, Mena Suvari

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Side Note: Don't Blink is an interesting thriller. The plot dynamic was fresh and different. Interesting to note; the performances in this film were stellar across the board.

This is a film that stands out and is a definite must watch.

Link to the Amazon Instant Movie Page for Don't Blink, click here: DON'T BLINK AMAZON LINK

Friday, September 19, 2014

Movie Trailer: 7500 [Horror] Will FINALLY Release Soon - Release Date TBA

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Side Note: This film was originally set to release back in 2012. The trailer was posted here on The Chocolate Chick blog back in January of 2012. However, the release date just kept getting pushed back. It supposedly is now scheduled to release soon. TBA.

Movie Trailer: EXTRATERRESTRIAL [Horror, Sci-fi] Releases 10.17.14 on VOD

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[Video] - Toni Braxton Participates in The Dating Game on The Queen Latifah Show


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Movie Trailers: MAPS TO THE STARS

Movie Trailer: JOHN WICK [Keanu Reeves] In Theaters 10.24.14

[Video] - 9.17.14: President Obama Talks ISIL and the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 Gets a New Title and Release Date

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The fifth installment in the successful horror movie franchise Paranormal Activity, has a new title and release date. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will be released on March 13, 2015. It was previously scheduled to release on October 25, 2014.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones was a spin-off of the series...So technically, The Ghost Dimension will be the fifth PA film in the traditional franchise. 

I can actually say I'm looking forward to it.

Each installment has been interesting and has kept the story believable and fresh. Other horror movie franchises should take notes.

New Album: X By CHRIS BROWN Is Available Now

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Chris Brown's new album, X, is available on iTunes and Amazon now!

[Video] - Alfonso Ribeiro Slays on the Premiere of Dancing With the Stars S19/E1

Support Alfonso each week by calling 1.800.VOTE4-01 or 1.800.868.3401

Movie Trailer: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 In Theaters 11.21.14

Movie Trailer: HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 In Theaters 11.26.14

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DVRAlert: THE REAL Daytime Talk Show Premieres Tomorrow + Look Up Your Local Station

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The must see new talk show THE REAL, will be back in September. Check where you can watch it in your city! --->   LINK TO FIND YOUR LOCAL STATION


The hip and fresh new talk fest had an initial four week trial run this summer and was an instant hit. With twenty fun and refreshingly new shows under its belt, the show was green lit for further production and returns September 15th.

The co-hosts include Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Adrienne Ballon, and Jeannie Mai.

If you didn't get a chance to see the previous shows; check out THE REAL's youtube page and watch full episodes and clips.

Link: The Real Talk Show Youtube Page


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THE Must See Film This Weekend: NO GOOD DEED [Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson] Hits Theaters in 2 Days!

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I already know I will be going to see this film twice this weekend. That. Is. All.

Extended Trailer: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Freakshow Premieres 10.8.14 on FX

Inspirational Reads: THE WORST TIMES ARE THE BEST TIMES By Levelle Moton

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Looking for an inspirational must read?

Look no further than the new release, THE WORST TIMES ARE THE BEST TIMES, by Levelle Moton.

Levelle Moton is the current head coach of the men's basketball team at North Carolina Central University.

Moton shares inspiring stories of overcoming adversity that eventually led N.C. Central to its First Division I NCAA Tournament. 

His new book, 'The Worst Times are the Best Times' is available now. Purchase your copy today.

Click the link below for more information or to purchase a copy:

  The Worst Times are the Best Times Official Website

[Video] - Ray Rice Knocked His Fiancee Out Cold, Drags Her Body

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Yesterday, TMZ released the full video of former Ravens RB, Ray Rice, knocking his fiancee (now wife) out cold. The video is disturbing. In addition to punching her, he then proceeds to drag her body like she was a sack of potatoes.

After the video went viral, the Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice. Later in the day, Nike dropped Ray as well.

As expected, Janay Rice, spoke out in DEFENSE of her abusive husband. She actually had the nerve to blame the MEDIA AND PUBLIC for her hubby getting axed. She blamed everybody except the person responsible...her abusive husband. It is just a shame that she is delusional and cannot see the forest for the trees.

Janay Rice's Instagram Post From Yesterday:

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It is unbelievable how some women cannot find the strength to realize their self-worth and leave abusive relationships.

Hopefully, they will both seek the help they so desperately need.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book of the Month: [September 2014] - THE GIRL IN 6E By A.R. Torre

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This month's book of the month pick is a dark psychological thriller by author, A.R. Torre. The September 2014 book of the month choice, THE GIRL IN 6E, is getting rave reviews and I've heard nothing but good things about it and the author.

The concept of this novel is astoundingly original. A young woman who makes a load of money being a webcam girl, has issues with the urge to kill people and chooses to live in her apartment 24/7, as a way to protect people from her. She is essentially a recluse. For three years she has enclosed herself away from the world. A series of horrific events lead to this dire situation.

The uniquely sinister way the story draws a reader in by just the brief description of the plot will surely not be bereft of sharp twists and crazy turns. It sounds like quite a mind trip. Get ready for one serious and intense read.

I recently picked up a hardcover edition and read a few chapters, Hopefully I will get to read it later this week. (School is back in session!)  Anywho...cannot wait to crack this book back open and fly through the pages. (Currently reading: ON THE RECORD by K.A. Linde)

Even better...I have heard there is a sequel in the works. Doesn't get any better than that.

Get your copy of THE GIRL IN 6E by A.R. Torre today.

Amazon Link for The Girl in 6E

As always.... happy reading!


My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules.

1. Don't leave the apartment. Not in case of fire, not to mail a letter, not to run an errand. The door stays shut, and I stay inside.

2. Don't get attached to clients. I take off my clothes, I stand in front of the camera, and I perform. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them, is a lie.

3. Don't kill anyone. I've obeyed that rule for over three years. My life, inside this apartment was simple, and it worked. Then, I started breaking rules. Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Must Read Sequels: ON THE RECORD [The Record Series #2] By K.A. Linde

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The highly anticipated sequel to the exhilarating read, OFF THE RECORD, by K.A. Linde is available. ON THE RECORD, which is book two in the RECORD SERIES, released on 8.26.14. I can't wait to get back to the story of Liz and Brady, and find out what will happen next!

I want to take a minute to revisit the first book in the series. If you remember, OFF THE RECORD was chosen as the May 2014 book of the month. So I've added the the original entry for OFF THE RECORD, in this post,as well, for folks who aren't familiar with the series.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

So, head on over to Amazon or wherever you like to purchase your books and purchase ON THE RECORD by K.A. Linde.

Be sure to pick up the first installment, OFF THE RECORD, as well if you haven't done so.

Amazon Link: On The Record Amazon Link


For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 1, 2014: Book of the Month: May 2014

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The May 2014 book of the month pick is the novel, OFF THE RECORD by K.A. Linde.

Omg! I don't even know where to begin. I LOVED this book! I literally stumbled upon this book a few weeks ago. The fact that the story is set in North Carolina, was a big selling point...for me. LOL - But the story also centers around politics, journalism and the media...AND...that was a win win win for me. However, what will draw every reader in; is the actual superb writing of K.A. Linde. This is the first novel I've read from this author and I must say it will not be the last.

The dynamic chemistry of the two main characters was electric and intense. Liz and Brady are two pieces that fit together; yet have to endure many hurdles in the way of their quest to be together. At times I literally wanted to scream at Brady and Liz, due to some of the decisions they made and what seemed important to them versus making the relationship work.

This story also throws a curve-ball to the readers...another man is in the picture and although I tried to hate his character...I couldn't..and this just goes to show how the author K.A. Linde was able to set up a recipe for disaster or rather an interesting love triangle that will surely set the possessive Brady off in book two.

OFF THE RECORD is a novel that will stay with you well after you've read it. You will also me...the next installment in this crazy popular series. The second installment titled ON THE RECORD, will release 8.26.14. It's available for pre-order now.

So folks...get ready to begin the blazing story of Liz and Brady; two people who initially...aren't suppose to really like each other. Their tumultuous romantic ride will leave readers wanting to know what will happen next. Get your copy or download OFF THE RECORD today.


As always...Happy reading!

Synopsis Via Amazon:

Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life. Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference.

Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.

But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.

K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers. 

New Couple Alert: Robert Pattinson Dating British Singer FKA Twigs

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Is Twilight star, Robert Pattinson, dating British singer FKA Twigs?  Reportedly the two have been seeing each other a little over a month now. No confirmation has come from either camp.

Btw...FKA Twig's real name is Tahliah Barnett.

Movie Trailer: WRONG TURN 6 Releases on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD 10.21.14

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Three Fingers, Sawtooth and One Eye are back for a sixth installment of the Wrong Turn franchise.

The last installment [Wrong Turn 5] was so TERRIBLE; it was beyond ridiculous! Hopefully this installment will be a vast improvement.

Movie Trailer: THE PYRAMID [Horror] in Theaters 12.5.14

Tragic News: 9.5.14: Singer Simone Battle Found Dead, Ruled a Suicide

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The shocking news that G.R.L group member and former X Factor contestant, Simone Battle, was found dead in her Los Angeles home on September 5, 2014, sent shock waves through social media and the entertainment industry. It has been confirmed that Simone Battle, 25, died of suicide.

Such tragic news. Condolences to her family during this difficult time.


Take a look back at one of Simone Battle's performances on X Factor USA, from 2011.


Movie Trailer: ABCs of DEATH 2 In Theaters 10.31.14 [Red Band Trailer]

Disclaimer: You must be 17 or over to watch Red Band Trailers

Movie Trailer: THE BOY NEXT DOOR [Jennifer Lopez, Suspense] In Theaters 1.23.15

Movie Trailer: OPEN WINDOWS [Elijah Wood, Thriller]

Movie Trailer: THE WOMAN IN BLACK: Angel of Death [Teaser Trailer]

Movie Trailer: CARVER [Horror]

The horror movie, Carver, was initially launched via Kickstarter to gain funding for the horror film. They had great success. A year later, teenager Emily DiPrimio and her father, Ron DiPrimio, have released a trailer for their film.



Movie Trailer: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD in Theaters 10.24.14

Movie Trailer: OUTCAST [Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen]

Movie Trailer: MORTDECAI [Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow] in Theaters 2.6.15 [Teaser Trailer]

Congrats: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Make it Official and Share a Newlywed Selfie

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Congrats to Jenny and Donnie!

They're one of the few "Hollywood" couples that actually seem down to earth and whose love seems authentic.


[Video] - Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace Join THE VIEW - New Season Starts 9.15.14


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Idris Elba!

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Happy birthday, to the Golden Globe Award winning, Prime-time Emmy nominated actor, Idris Elba! The sexiness that is Idris Elba turned 42 today.

Wishing him a huge happy B-day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sad News: 9.4.14: Joan Rivers Passed at the Age of 81

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Sadly Joan Rivers passed yesterday surrounded by family and close friends. Her daughter Melissa Rivers, made the announcement yesterday. Sending prayers to Melissa and the rest of their family during this difficult time. Joan Rivers was an iconic comedian and will continue to make us laugh for years. Rest in peace, Joan... You're making Heaven rumble with laughter.

 Via The New York Times:
Joan Rivers died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, confirmed her death.

A spokeswoman, Judy Katz, said the cause had not yet been determined. Ms. Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she had been taken last Thursday from an outpatient surgery clinic after going into cardiac arrest and losing consciousness, the authorities said.

The State Health Department is investigating the circumstances that led to her death, a state official said Thursday. Ms. Rivers had been in the clinic for a minor procedure on her vocal cords, according to a spokesman. Her daughter said Tuesday that her mother was on life support and Wednesday that she was out of intensive care.

Jay Z Releases a Video of Beyonce to Celebrate Her B-Day

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First Lady Michelle Obama Sends Beyonce Birthday Wishes Via Twitter

Yesterday, the Queen B, Beyonce turned 33 and fans flooded social media with well wishes. Beyonce also received a huge birthday shoutout from First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady tweeted the following:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Congrats: Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Marry at Diana Ross' Lavish Estate

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Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson tied the knot Sunday, over the Labor Day weekend. Evan's famous Mom, Diana Ross, hosted the wedding event at her lavish estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Family and friends gathered to help the lovebirds celebrate their happy day, including Ashlee's son, Bronx, and Ashlee's older sister, Jessica Simpson. Evan's siblings were there to celebrate the special occasion and were a part of the wedding party.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Congrats: Mr. & Mrs. Pitt

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Long time lovebirds, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, were married on August 23, 2014, at their estate in Correns, France. Their nuptials took place at an ancient stone chapel, the Chateau Miraval.

The couple, whose relationship began with a torrid affair back when Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, officially tied the knot.

However it began, the Pitts have proven they are in it for the long haul. Congrats to the happy couple. The newlyweds appear on numerous magazine covers, including People Magazine's September issue.

On newsstands now.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Movie Trailer: THE DROWNSMAN [Horror] - Release Date TBA

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Congrats: 8.30.14 - Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Were Married Over the Weekend in Miami

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Congrats to actress, Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar, Dwyane Wade. The lovebirds married over the weekend in Miami, in a beautifully romantic setting. The nuptials took place at the Chateau Artisan estate. The bride wore a gorgeous Dennis Basso wedding gown.

Again...congrats, to the newlyweds!

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