Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Theaters: BLACK OR WHITE [Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer] Hit Theaters Tomorrow

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The wait is almost over. The mega hit shows Scandal and How to Get Away From Murder return tonight. Both award-winning shows are watched by millions and those millions just can't seem to stop talking about these must watch television gems presented to the masses by powerhouse show runner Shonda Rhimes.

So, as always...hope you have your wine on chill.

The edge of your seat drama starts at 9PM. (Well, 8PM if you watch Grey's Anatomy...I don't.)

Sneak Peaks: SCANDAL S4/E10: "Run" (9PM) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER S1/E10: "Hello Raskolnikov" (10PM)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DVR Alert: WITH THIS RING Premieres Tonight at 8PM on Lifetime

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Lifetime's WITH THIS RING, starring Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve and Brooklyn Sudano premieres tonight on Lifetime at 8PM and will have an encore airing at Midnight.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Updated w/ Full SOTU] - The President's STATE OF THE UNION Address Airs Live at 9PM ET


Be sure to tune in to tonight's State of the Union address. President Obama will be on live at 9PM ET. Tune in.

By the way...Dvr Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots, or watch the encore showing. That is must see tv.

Earlier today, the White House social media sites released this hand-written note President Obama wrote for Americans, prior to making his State of the Union speech: 

Photo Via White House Twitter page:

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The President gave an excellent SOTU address and outlined the many accomplishments realized under his administration.
Our country has bounced back from what could have been another Great Depression. Millions of Americans now have access to health care, our unemployment rate is down and consumer confidence is high. 

Thank you, Mr. President.

Below is a clip of the TEA SIPPIN moment of the night. Republicans TRIED IT when President Obama stated: "I have no more campaigns to run." In which Republicans started clapping...But that little stale moment was quickly trumped by the President's quick response.
He replied: "I know because I won both of them.
Oh, the President's SHADE at the Republicans was on point and definitely had me picking up my glass and taking a sip of my tea, 

Monday, January 19, 2015

[Video] - SELMA Cast March in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the MLK Holiday

Mariah Carey Announces Caesars Palace Residency in Las Vegas on ELLEN

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Mariah Carey will launch her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in July 2015! This will surely be a MUST SEE concert!!!!

Mariah announced new show on ELLEN:


Congrats: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Recently Welcomed Their Baby Girl into the World

Congrats to 'Gossip Girl' star, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The two lovebirds recently welcomed the birth of their baby girl, Violet Reynolds.

Again, congrats, to the happy couple.

Visit Blake's lifesyle website:

Trailer: The LIGHT GIRLS Documentary Airs Tonight at 9PM on OWN

Movie Trailer: BIG GAME [Samuel L. Jackson]

Movie Trailer: UNFRIENDED [Horror] In Theaters 4.17.15

Movie Trailer: James Wan Presents DEMONIC [Horror / Paranormal]

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Movie Trailer: THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE [Horror/Paranormal]

Movie Trailer: THE LAZARUS EFFECT [Horror] In Theaters 2.27.15

Box Office Wars: AMERICAN SNIPER Shatters the Box Office

The film, American Sniper, a biopic on Chris Kyle, opened to nationwide release on Friday and pulled in a stunning $90,205,000, over the weekend.


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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We continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
Celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., by keeping his dream alive.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

1.17.15: Today is First Lady Michelle Obama's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our amazing, gorgeous and inspiring First Lady, Michelle Obama.


WHITNEY [Yaya DaCosta, Directed by Angela Bassett] Premieres Tonight at 8PM on Lifetime

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The highly anticipated biopic, Whitney, based on the life of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time, premieres tonight on Lifetime at 8PM EST.  

Lifetime's Whitney was directed by Angela Bassett. Yaya DaCosta stars as Whitney Houston, and Arlen Escarpeta has the role of Bobby Brown. The phenomenal singer Deborah Cox provides the music vocals for the film. Deborah is a powerhouse in her own right.

Whitney Houston died much too soon, yet, her legacy lives on...shining bright.

At 10PM Shaun Robinson's interview with Bobby Brown will air on Lifetime.

Clive Davis will present WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances at 11PM on Lifetime tonight following Bobby's interview.

Rest in peace, Whitney.

Whitney Houston performs 'I Will Always Love You' at the 1994 Grammy Awards:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy Birthday to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As I always say ---> Dr. King's legacy continues to live on, despite some attempting to make his dream a nightmare.

The good far outweighs the bad.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio Getting Close?

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Photo Throwback: Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, and Zac Efron in the background

Is there a new hot couple about to burst on the scene? Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio getting close? Maybe.

Numerous sources are claiming that the mult-platinum selling singer is getting very close to the award-winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio.

[Note: The photo above is from several years ago.]

At this point, nothing has been confirmed or denied. The word is that the two spent New Years with each other in St. Barts and they have definitely been spotted over the last several months at the same events, including Leonardo attending Rihanna's MET Gala after-party last year.

So, have these two been dating under the radar? Only time will tell.

However, if these two become an official item. They would make one hell of a couple. I literally will be sippin' tea while watching all the melt downs happening from the folks that assumed they knew Leo's dating habits. (Check the blog archives)

A new Rih Rih and Leo sighting happened over the weekend. TMZ is reporting that Leonardo attended the birthday bash of designer, Nikki Erwin, at the Playboy Mansion. Nikki's boyfriend, producer, Chuck Pacheco (Alpha Dogs) invited Leo. Sources at the party say Leo and Rihanna were spotted kissing and having a good time.

One party goer tweeted  about seeing them kiss, however, the tweet was deleted soon thereafter. It seems Rihanna and Leonardo want their privacy and they should have it.

Again, no statement to confirm or deny any type of relationship has been released.

Ironically, 50 Cent posted the following epic photo of Leo photobombing his pic with Naomi Campbell over the weekend.

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Dish Nation broke the news...

Btw...the jealousy and disdain spewing from the host that is running off at the mouth is hilarious and a sample of the pre-melt downs that will be happening if this rumored couple becomes an official one..


2015 Golden Globes Opening Monologue [Tina Fey, Amy Poehler] + Common, John Legend Win for Best Original Song

Congrats to all the winners including Common and John Legend who won 'Best Original Song' for the motion picture, Selma. Prince presented the award and Common gave a powerful acceptance speech.

Watch below:


 For a complete list of the 2015 Golden Globe Winners, visit the official website:

Official Golden Globes Website

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Air Tonight Live at 8PM EST on NBC

Box Office: TAKEN 3 Takes the Top Spot

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The third installment in the uber popular TAKEN film franchise grabbed the number one spot over the weekend. The film garnered an estimated $40,400,000 in ticket sales.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Keisha Knight Pulliam Talks The Apprentice, Cosby, RHOA on The Wendy Williams Show

Keisha gave one hell of an A-Grade top notch interview. You will get your entire life. Wendy tried it...and Keisha was NOT there for it. She handled that interview like Olivia Pope.

Watch it while sipping tea.

As a matter of fact; I'm sippin' coffee while typing this post....

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

EMPIRE [Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard] Premieres Tonight at 9PM on FOX [SeriesTrailer]

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The highly awaited premiere for the television drama, Empire, has arrived. Tonight is the night. The Lee Daniels produced drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will air on FOX at 9PM EST.

Tune in!


Shooting at French Satirical Newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Leave 12 dead

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The tragic shooting at the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, left twelve people dead. This was a terrorist attack and a cowardly act.

Condolences go out to the families who lost loved ones in the violent shooting. Pray for the families and for Paris. May all who lost their lives, rest in peace. They will not be silenced. Their message will continue. Freedom of Speech will NOT be silenced!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Book of the Month: [January 2015] - THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER (Mara Dyer Trilogy Book One) By Michelle Hodkin

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The book of the month pick for January, 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer,' is a dark young adult paranormal psychological thriller that I've heard great things about.

While this is the debut novel from Michelle Hodkin, I have anticipated reading this new trilogy based on the simmering buzz the novels are getting and the riveting character and plot dynamic that does nothing but create a threshold of suspense and dares a reader to unearth this creepy, yet; romantic tale.

As always...happy reading!

Amazon Link: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer AMAZON LINK

Synopsis via Amazon:

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

Additional titles in the trilogy include: 

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy Book 2) 

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy Book 3) - Released 11.4.14

I can't wait to read this trilogy.

By the way...

Check out the website for the Mara Dyer series:

Be sure to also check out Michelle Hodkin's official website at:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn Star in the New BURBERRY SS15 Campaign

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Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn star in the new Burberry Spring / Summer 2015 campaign. Photographed by Mario Testino. Christopher Bailey was the creative director.


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 Congrats to them both.

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Jourdan Dunn the First Black Woman to Cover British Vogue in 12 Years

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Even though its 2015, there continues to be major hurdles that need to be conquered where race is concerned. This stark reality is extremely prevalent in the modeling and fashion industry. This is why the announcement supermodel, Jourdan Dunn, made was historic and exposed the lack of diversity shown on fashion magazine covers and magazines in general.

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Dunn posted an excited Instagram photo and message relaying that she was going to be on the February cover of British Vogue. What is significant about this coveted magazine spot, is the fact that there hasn't been a black woman on the cover solo in twelve years. That's a blinding punch in the face of reality where some fashion "elite" fail to see the beauty in black women. Well, that's what some would like to believe. Could it be something a bit *PoursTea*

Surprisingly, NOT money. More with envy? Seriously...I mean, tanning products are a billion dollar industry. Lip injections and lip products that increase the size of lips are in high demand as well. These are all traits that Black women naturally possess. *SipsTea*

Sorry not going to be politically correct on this subject. At some needed to be said. Maybe that isn't the case, but, I refuse to spill the same tired ass narrative about this particular subject. Think about it? Why is it difficult for most magazine editors to make the decision to place Black folks on their covers? Hell...People magazine STILL refuses to choose Idris Elba as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for their cover, even though EVERY YEAR they "fangirl" over him as a runner up. *BlankStare*

I digress.

With all that being said, it is good to see British Vogue moving in the right direction and breaking away from a "lily white" cover history.

Congrats to Jourdan Dunn!

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Movie Trailer: FOCUS [Will Smith] In Theaters 2.27.15

Sad News: Sportscaster Stuart Scott Passes at age 49 + ESPN's Tribute Video

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Stuart Scott, the iconic and trailblazing media personality who changed the way sports news was delivered by bringing intelligent swag to the "game" of sportscast news, passed today, Scott died at the young age of 49, after battling cancer. His brave and inspirational fight against the disease lifted the spirits of cancer patients nationwide and his spirit and legacy will continue to do so.


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Fans, colleagues and friends continue to flood social media  with condolences, reflections and share to bittersweet memories of a man who had a great heart, mind and spirit. Stuart Scott is survived by two daughters, siblings and his parents. Sending condolences and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Stuart Scott.

 ESPN's Tribute Video:


[Video] - Oprah Shares a Poem Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement / #Selma50

Be sure to catch the special Civil Rights commemorative programming airing on OWN network. From Oprah Prime, Where are They Now?, Master Class and more...OWN network continues to air exceptional pieces of past history and brings us up to date with that troubling past.