Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

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Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve. Happy New Year to all!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mike Tyson's Ride on a Hoverboard Ends Painfully [Video]

Chile...that had to hurt like hell! Bless his heart.

Movie Trailer: AMITYVILLE: The Awakening In Theaters 4.15.16

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Cleveland Officer Won't Face Charges for Killing Tamir Rice

On Monday, Cuyohoga County Prosecutor, Timothy McGinty, announced that a grand jury would not indict officer Timothy Loehmann, the man who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, or his partner, officer Frank Garmback. 

McGinty also recommended that no charges be filed against the officers.

This is yet another appalling error in seeking justice for questionable and concerning circumstances surrounding the death of a black child at the hands of a police officer.

Sending prayers to Tamir Rice's family. The fact that no charges were filed in this case is completely insane.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chocolate Chick's Favorite Holiday Movies [21 Films]

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I simply love the holiday season. I am always uber giddy about Christmas and everything about it. Of course I never lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, nor should anyone else.

With all that being said, one of the many traditions I look forward to is watching Christmas movies with my family. Especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I also have to have a little eggnog...kicked up a notch with french vanilla icecream and rum added. Amen!

Listed below are a few of my favorite holiday movies.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

This Christmas

A Christmas Story


It's A Wonderful Life

The Best Man Holiday

A Christmas Carol 

 1984 Version w/ George C. Scott [Couldn't find a trailer, but here is a clip instead. A superb film!]

Black Christmas 1974 Original [Both versions are good]

Black Christmas [2006 Version]

Home Alone

Christmas With The Kranks

Christmas Cupid [2010]

A Diva's Christmas Carol [Made for TV movie]

Silent Night, Bloody Night

The Preacher's Wife

Miracle On 34th Street

Silent Night (2012)

The Perfect Holiday

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

You've Got Mail

The Holiday

Patti LaBelle and James Wright Chanel Make Patti's Dishes on Patti's Holiday Special [Video]

Patti's holiday special was a must see special which included deliciously scrumptious dishes. Youtube sensation, James Wright Chanel, joins Patti LaBelle for the special.

If you missed Patti LaBelle's Holiday Pies: Patti LaBelle's Place special on the Cooking Channel, check listing for encore airings.

 For more information, visit the official website:

Patti LaBelle's Holiday Special  

Patti LaBelle and James Wright Chanel - STEVE HARVEY SHOW

Saturday, December 19, 2015

DVR Alert: The Third Democratic Debate Airs Tonight

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The third Democratic debate airs live tonight on ABC. You can also stream the debate live on
ABC's Website

I won't be able to catch it live, but I will definitely set my DVR to watch Sunday.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mariah Carey's A CHRISTMAS MELODY + MERRIEST CHRISTMAS Special Premieres Saturday

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Mariah Carey makes her directorial debut with the upcoming holiday movie A Christmas Melody, airing Saturday on the Hallmark channel.

The festive romantic film will also star Hallmark movie faves, Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott.

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Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas special will air after the movie. It all starts at 8PM. Tune in or set your DVR.

THE BRAXTONS Perform Holiday Music on THE REAL Today

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Today on The Real, the uber talented Braxton family perform songs from their holiday album Braxton Family Christmas.

Tune in and continue the holiday spirit.

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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens in Theaters Now

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The seventh installment in the epic Star Wars franchise unleashed tonight. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters now!

This is the first film in the sequel trilogy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


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Today is International Tea Day. Speaking of tea... *SipsTea*

The tea that could be spilled about some major Hollywood scandals, hasn't...due to perhaps coalitions, agreements, etc...whatever the entire tea factory would be needed to keep up with the demand, because the tea that could be spilled is hella shocking.

But, that ain't none of my business.

The Fifth GOP Debate Airs Tonight at 8:30PM on CNN

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It is time yet again for the most unqualified, hypocritical and divisive clan of GOP presidential hopefuls to gather and spew more of their dangerous and false propaganda.

The fifth Republican Presidential debate airs tonight on CNN. The prime time debate starts at 8:30PM.

While you watch the debate tonight, let it sink in that one of the folks on the stage will be the presidential candidate for the Republican Party.

Prepare to run like hell (WITH PROPER I.D.) to the polls in 2016 and encourage everyone you know to vote!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A New Season of TAMAR & VINCE Premieres Tonight + A Braxton Family Christmas Special airs at 8PM on WETv

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Tonight is a Braxton Family Takeover on WETv. Get ready for a new season of the Tamar & Vince.

The Braxton Family Christmas Special airs tonight at 8PM on WETv. A new season of Tamar & Vince premieres tonight at 9PM after the Christmas special.

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Tune in!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Taraji and Terrence's WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS Music Special Airs Tonight

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Tune in to Taraji and Terrence's Holiday Special, 'White Hot Holidays' tonight at 9PM on FOX. Musical guests include Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Chris Brown, John Legend and more.  

Monday, December 7, 2015


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Folks I have been going crazy over the french macarons for a minute. They are definitely wildly popular here in the states. However, for some reason, many are intimidated about making the delicate cookies at home. There are a plethora of websites, books and videos dedicated to macarons that demonstrate how easy it is to make the treats. Yet, although there are just a few ingredients, there are precise steps that must be used to ensure your macarons turn out correctly.

Note: You can use Almond Flour or Almond Meal as a substitute for ground almonds. In addition, you will need to have a kitchen food scale.

Below are a couple of great videos showing you how to make French Macarons.

Note: In the above video, it was stated that the macarons could automatically go into the oven after placed on the baking sheet. I would suggest to still allow the macarons to rest before placing them in the oven.

Need a kitchen scale? Check out the following scales at Amazon.

If you don't feel like making your own macarons from scratch, you can just purchase them.

A few fab places to purchase macarons are Macaron Cafe, Dana's Bakery and Bottega Louie.  Order online.

The GRAMMY Award Nominations Were Announced Today, [Full List]

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Today the Recording Academy announced the highly anticipated list of Grammy nominations. Artists nominated include J Cole, Drake, Kanye West, The Weekend, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Tamar Braxton, Fetty Wap, Jazmin Sullivan, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, and Kendrick Lamar, who lead with 11 nominations.

Congrats to all of the nominees.

For the full list of nominations, visit the official Grammy Award website.

GRAMMY AWARD Nominations [Full List]

The 58th Grammy Awards will air 2.15.16 at 8PM on CBS. 

The Wests Announce the Name of Their Baby Boy!

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West released the name of their new bundle of joy. Kim posted an Instagram photo that showed four emojis that represented the West family.

The caption read simply...SAINT WEST.

Within 15 minutes of the post, which also posted to Twitter, Saint West became the number one trending topic.

Again...congrats to the happy parents!

The official announcement of the baby's name was revealed on her official website. Additional details about the baby were included.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Movie Trailer: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: Dawn of Justice In Theaters 3.25.16 [Trailer #2]

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OMG...I can't wait to see the freaking EPICNESS of it all!

Engaged: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are Getting Married!

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Former Dancing With the Stars pro and entrepreneur, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and current Dancing With the Stars pro, Peta Murgatroyd are getting married.

Maksim proposed to his longtime girlfriend last night in Miami. The couple were performing in the popular production, SWAY: A Dance Trilogy, at the Olympia Theater.

Peta said yes as the two were surrounded by well wishers.

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Congrats to the happy couple!

This will be the first marriage for both Maksim, 35, and Peta, 29.

Maksim's Official Website

Peta's Official Website

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Congrats: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Baby Boy Arrives Early

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Kim Kardashian announced the birth of her baby boy via her website Saturday morning. Kim and hubby, Kanye West, are also the proud parents to their adorable two year old daughter North West.

Congrats to the happy parents!

Kim Kardashian's Official Website

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Friday, December 4, 2015

KRAMPUS [Horror, Comedy] In Theaters Today

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Book of the Month: [December 2015] - HELL HOUSE: Reality TV Drama [Book #1] By Brenda Hampton

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Folks, the month of December arrived with a quickness. Still enjoying my favorite time of the year. My birthday and Thanksgiving were both in November. This month of course is Christmas, but, I actually love the build up to Christmas. I adore everything about the holiday season. This also includes the weather, because I love fall/winter fashion.

As someone who also loves reading...the cold weather is like icing on the cake. It makes for a great recipe, concocted to lure readers to curl up with a good book, along with a cup of coffee, a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of wine.

Reading is an obvious joy that gets even better when you crack open a book or turn on your kindle and start devouring an excellent read of any genre. With that being said...ushering in a new month, comes with announcing a new book of the month installment.

The book of the month pick for December 2015 is a novel based on a very uniquely interesting plot dynamic. The novel, Hell House: Reality TV Drama by Brenda Hampton, is the first book in the Hell House series.

Hampton brings together several characters from her previous books. In this series, the author places them all in one house while filming a reality show. As one can imagine, based on the current popularity of reality shows, Hell House, creates a dilemma that will surely lead to drama and mayhem.

I can't wait to start reading this month's selection on Sunday. It sounds like a fun and entertaining read.

Grab or download a copy of Brenda Hampton's Hell House: Reality TV Drama [Book One] today.

As always...happy reading!


In this ingenious novel that brings reality TV to the printed page, drama levels go through the roof as six outrageous characters fiercely compete to win $100,000.

The most controversial characters from Brenda Hampton’s bestselling novels come together in a house that could unite— or destroy—them all. Roc Dawson from Full Figured, Chase Jenkins from Don’t Even Go There, Sylvia McMillan from SLICK, Jada Mahoney from How Can I Be Down?, Jamal “Prince” Perkins from Street Soldier, and Jaylin Rogers from the Naughty Series attempt to put aside their overwhelming differences and calm their unique personalities.

Without supervision, though, anything could happen inside Hell House—especially when there’s $100,000 at stake. And these six cutthroat contestants are determined to have it all. Overflowing with drama, raunchiness, and manipulation, survival by any means necessary is their primary focus, but only those with tough skin will make it to the next round.

Who will be the last woman or man standing, and who will walk out, slamming the door behind them and screaming at the top of their lungs?

[Video] - Mariah Carey Discusses Her New Children's Christmas Book, Directorial Debut + Movie Trailer

Mariah Carey's directorial debut, A Christmas Melody, will air on Hallmark 12.19.15 at 8PM.

 Set your DVRs.

Mariah Carey Children's Book All I Want For Christmas is You is available now:

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"All we want for Christmas is this!" - USA Today

"All we want for Christmas is Mariah Carey's new book!" - People Magazine

"All I Want For Christmas Is You is the gift that keeps on giving." - Entertainment Weekly

“ [A] beautifully illustrated new picture book which brings Mariah’s holiday classic to life." - Buzzfeed

"Marvelous . . . Oh, Santa! It's a vision of love." -

"A pleasingly multiethnic cast of characters . . . the mood of the pictures matches the song's overall pep." - Kirkus

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy!

Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations alongside the complete song lyrics—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family's Christmas traditions for many years to come.

Includes a special Christmas letter from Mariah to her fans!

Brandy Talks New Show, Broadway, Ray J and more on the Wendy Williams Show [Video]

Brandy will be back on television in a new sitcom premiering in January. Zoe Ever After premieres 1.5.16 on BET at 10PM.

Mark your calendars and tune in.

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The highly anticipated show will also include Dorian Missick, Tory Devon Smith, Hannefah Wood, Ignacio Serricchio (General Hospital alum) and Jaylon Gordon. Zoe Ever After Executive Producers include Debra Martin-Chase, Erica Nontolfo-Bura, Danny Rose and Brandy.

Zoe Ever After Promo:

Lupita Nyong'o Covers ESSENCE Magazine's January 2016 Issue

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Oscar winning actress and fashion trendsetter, Lupita Nyong'o covers the January issue of Essence magazine. The talented star talks career, fame and more.

The issue hit newsstands today.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

UPDATE: THE WIZ Live Scores Huge Ratings! - THE WIZ Live Airs Tonight at 8PM on NBC

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The Wiz Live airs tonight st 8PM on NBC. Tune in with your family!

UPDATE: The Wiz Live scored huge ratings!

The musical extravaganza pulled in 11.1 million viewers, beating the live production of Peter Pan. Congrats to the entire cast, director, crew, producers and everyone involved with the spectacular production.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A New Episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Hotel Airs Tonight at 10PM on FX

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Tune in for a new episode of the hit series, American Horror Story: Hotel, tonight at 10PM on FX.

The Fall Finale of EMPIRE Airs Tonight at 9PM on FOX

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The fall finale of the mega must see hit drama, Empire, airs tonight at 9PM.

14 People Killed in Mass Shooting, President Obama Speaks Briefly about the Tragic Shooting

Wednesday morning  was the moment multiple gunmen entered the conference center at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and opened fire in the busy center. Fourteen people were gunned down and others wounded. The police are actively searching for multiple gunmen.

This story will continue to develop. President Obama was briefed on the horrific shooting and spoke earlier today about the mass shooting with CBS News.

Prayers to all the families that lost loved ones.

Movie Trailer: THE BOSS [Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell] In Theaters 4.8.16

Sending Prayers to Kevin Simmons and his Family During this Difficult Time

I wanted to send prayers to Kevin Simmons and his family. I just learned that his family home caught fire recently. Thankfully everyone was able to make it out of the home safely. Kevin is the host of the popular Skorpion Show on Youtube which he co-hosts with Makael. Both are hilarious and entertaining.

However, now is the time to send prayers to Kevin and his family. Kevin has set up a Go Fund Me account seeking donations to assist with helping his family during this difficult time. If you aren't able to make a donation, send prayers.

The following is the link for his GoFundMe account:

Kevin Simmons Family Fire Fund

Sandra Bullock Adopts a Second Child

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Congrats! Sandra Bullock is a Mom for a second time!

The Oscar winning actress introduced her adorable three year old daughter, Laila, to the world, via People magazine. Bullock adopted Laila from foster care. Sandra adopted son, Louis, in 2010 when he was just a baby.

Louis joins his Mom and new little sister on the cover of People magazine. Pick up a copy to find out more on Sandra Bullock's expanding family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12.1.15: President Obama's Press Conference in Paris While attending COP21 in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

2015 Paris Climate Conference

Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Welcome New Daughter, Pledge Billions to Charity

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Facebook founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan pledge 99 percent ($45B) of their Facebook shares to charity.

Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan welcomed their adorable newborn daughter, Max, a week ago. (Photo via MZ FB) -

Sixty Years Ago, Rosa Parks' Brave Stance Launched a Movement Against Racial Injustice

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Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks was arrested and her brave fight against racial injustice helped launch a civil rights movement.

Many stood with Parks including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was initiated and lasted 385 days. History was made. Rosa Parks' powerful legacy continues to teach and inspire.

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President Obama released a statement on the significance of Rosa Parks' legacy in the civil rights movement and history.

President Obama's Full Statement

New Video: FINE BY ME - Chris Brown, Pre-Order New Album and Download New Mixtape

Chris Brown's new album, Royalty, releases 12.18.15. Pre-order now!

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Chris Brown released a mixtape and it includes new music with Rihanna, Wiz Khalifah, Wale and more. Download it today.

Download and Stream: BEFORE THE PARTY Mixtape

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Annual (THR) Actor Roundtable w/ Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson and more [Video]

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The Hollywood Reporter's annual actor roundtable discussions are always riveting conversations with talented artists. Take a peak at a clip of Will Smith discussing his new movie Concussion and Samuel L. Jackson talks The Hateful Eight.

The full Actor Roundtable will air on Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 11 AM ET on Sundance TV. (Channels for National providers: AT&T U-verse 1798, Verizon FIOS 735, DirecTV 557, and DISH 126.

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Air Tonight at 8PM on BET

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The Soul Train Awards air tonight on BET and CENTRIC at 8PM. The must see show will be hosted by Erykah Badu. Babyface and Jill Scott will receive special honors. Performers include Fantasia, Brandy, Bobby Brown, R. Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan, Boyz 2 Men, V Bozeman, Tevin Campbell and more.

 Don't forget to DVR Atlanta Housewives, Blood and Oil and Quantico!

Movie Trailer: BARBERSHOP: The Next Cut In Theaters 4.15.16

Patti LaBelle Surprises Tamron Hall and Willie Geist with Sweet Potato Pie [Video]

Movie Trailer: GODS OF EGYPT [Gerard Butler] 2.26.16 The WHITEWASHED EDITION

Well...after viewing the trailer, one has to be a bit perplexed as to why the cast does not reflect the story that is being told.

Lionsgate released an apology for the whitewashed movie...a  movie set in Egypt. BLANK STARE - I mean the shade is so evident in the movie itself. But, whatever.

Lionsgate's apology:

We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed. In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.

The director of the film, Alex Proyas, also released an apology:

The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.

Movie Trailer: FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK [Marlon Wayans] 1.29.16

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Make up + The Kardashian / Jenner Clan Thanksgiving

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After the gossip headlines and social media exploded with the news that Kylie Jenner split from Tyga a day before his birthday a week or so ago, folks were equally vocal about the abrupt reconciliation two days later. Kylie posted a photo on Instagram with the caption "Everybody Chill" the photo showed what appeared to be Kylie and Tyga holding hands and chillin.

Interestingly enough, Tyga and Kylie weren't the only couple that seem to be back together. Scott Disick completed a stint in rehab and looks healthy. He has also been spending quality time with his children and recently, Kourtney and Scott made their first public outing together since their initial messy split. The couple share three kids and have been together for nine years.

So it seems the Kardashian / Jenner clan had a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The entire family gathered at Khloe Kardashian's home for a Thanksgiving family dinner. Kim is also set to give birth in a few weeks.

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Adele Shatters Record, Sells 3.8 Million Copies of "25" During First Week

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Adele burst back on the music scene in October with the stellar single "Hello", which became an instant fave. The single became the newest breakup/makeup anthem of the year. The powerful ballad was an instant hit...literally. "Hello" is the first single to ever sell a million downloads in one week. Adele's "Hello" sold 1.11 million downloads during its initial release. Of course the success didn't stop there. Adele's "Hello" video broke Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video record, for the most video views in a 24 hour period on Vevo. On Youtube, "Hello" garnered over 100 million views in five days. Needless to say the album was going to be monstrous.

Adele's highly anticipated new album "25" released on November 20 and went on to break N'Sync's "No Strings Attached" record of 2.42 million copies sold, by selling 3.38 million copies of "25" in one week. If you don't have the amazing album, do yourself a favor a purchase it now.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Spent Thanksgiving Together With Their Kids

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Although Mariah Carey is in a blazing new romance with billionaire James Packer, she spent Thanksgiving with ex-hubby Nick Cannon and their children, Roc and Roe. It is wonderful to see Mariah and Nick on good terms and being amicable.

Movie Trailer: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE [Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson ] In Theaters 6.17.16

Movie Trailer: THE HUNTSMAN: Winter's War In Theaters 4.22.16

Movie Trailer: Zoolander 2 In Theaters 2.12.16

11.25.15: The First Family Serves Thanksgiving Dinner [Video]

11.25.15: President Obama Pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey 2015 [Video]

Friday, November 27, 2015

CREED (Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone) In Theaters Now

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The seventh installment in the iconic Rocky movie franchise is in theaters now. Creed stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.

Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, takes center stage in the boxing ring...continuing his father's legacy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks, have fun, eat well and stay blessed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pre-order Now: ONE WITH YOU [Crossfire Book 5] By Sylvia Day Release Date Announced!

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Just let me start off by saying, I am a huge fan of best-selling author Sylvia Day's Crossfire Series. If you regularly read this blog then you already know this. I have been waiting for what seems like years for an official release date to be announced.

Well today was the day that the release date for the fifth and *sniffles* final installment of the blazing hot Crossfire Series titled, One With You, was officially announced directly from Sylvia Day.

However, I, like I'm sure millions of other devoted readers of the series, received a text message Tuesday morning with not only the release date, but also the links to pre-order copies and a link to read an excerpt from the highly anticipated book.

Chile, I damn near dropped my coffee when I read the message. LOL I literally hollered, "Omg!" over and over again as I read the message and clicked on the links.

With all that being like hell or rather type a few keys and head on over to Amazon to pre-order the must have final chapter in the mega intense saga of Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell.

One With You by Sylvia Day releases April 5, 2016



The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet Gideon Cross.

Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free ... or break us apart.

Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.

RINGS [The Ring 3, Horror] Set to Release in 2016

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The third movie in the popular Ring horror franchise is set to release in 2016.  

Rings will star Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe. Rings takes place 13 years after the original film.

Hopefully a trailer will release soon.

Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pies Fly Off the Shelves After Hilarious Youtube Review Goes Viral [Video]

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A hilarious youtube video about superstar singer, Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pies recently went viral. Youtuber, James Wright took the notion of a simple video review and taste test to epic levels.

Watch the hella funny and musical review below.

Side Note: *Tears* LMAO I got my LIFE watching this video!

Now everybody is trying to locate a retailer that has Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato pies in stock. Walmart has sold out.

Chile...this is when you need to have a Walmart manager in your Squad. *Dead*

Congrats to Ms. Patti!

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Charlie Sheen Reveals he has HIV on the TODAY SHOW [Video]

After weeks of speculation, Charlie Sheen publicly announced he has HIV on Tuesday's THE TODAY SHOW. Sheen has led a well publicized life in the fast lane. Sheen also revealed that he has spent millions in extortion attempts over the years.

It is reported that Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller and their two kids don't have the virus. Sheen has had the virus for four years. Chile!

Watch part of the shocking interview below:

11.16.15: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at 'Broadway at the White House' Concert [Video]

Movie Trailer: RACE [Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis] In Theaters 2.19.16

Movie Trailer: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT In Theaters 3.18.16

Movie Trailer: THE CHOICE [Maggie Grace, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson] In Theaters 2.5.16

11.14.15: Democratic Presidential Debate - Round Two [Video]

Side Note: Hillary Clinton continued to shine. Bernie Sanders is a likable candidate as well. I still firmly believe a Clinton/Sanders ticket would be a great move.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

DVR Alert: Second Democratic Presidential Debate airs Tonight at 9PM on CBS

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The second Democratic Presidential debate airs tonight at 9PM on CBS.

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will debate issues at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

John Dickerson will moderate.

Set your DVRs!

Praying for Paris

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Sending heartfelt prayers to everyone in Paris, France.

The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris were committed by cowardly monsters. Their actions were horrific, violent, senseless, cruel and fueled by hate.

America and the world embrace the people in Paris. We stand with them...United and fighting against hate.

Condolences to the families who lost loved ones, you all are in my prayers.

May each and every soul that passed rest in peace. #PrayForParis

11.13.15: President Obama Makes Statement about the attacks in Paris

Landmarks around the world, including New York's World Trade Center, lit up in blue, white and red to show solidarity.

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