Monday, March 30, 2015

Rumor Control: Mariah Carey Dating Director Brett Ratner? No, Says Ratner

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Has Mariah Carey moved on from Nick Cannon? Folks are speculating that Mariah is dating director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon, Tower Heist, Hercules,) who also happens to be one of her close friends. So has their friendship turned into something more?  According to Brett Ratner, the rumors are false. A rep for Ratner stated to People that the rumors were ridiculous.

Brett Ratner's exes include tennis star Serena Williams.

Movie Trailer: SPECTRE [Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes] In Theaters 11.16.15

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Back Together?

New Couple Alert? EMPIRE Co-stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey an Item?

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Several days ago reports surfaced that Empire co-stars, Trai Byers (Andre) and Grace Gealey (Anika aka "Boo Boo Kitty") were dating, after TMZ released video of the couple attending a wedding together.

If the reports of the two dating are accurate, good for's always great to see love blossom.

They make a cute couple. Good luck to the twosome!

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart as the Host on The Daily Show

Movie Trailer: SOUTHPAW [Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent, Rachel McAdams] In Theaters 7.31.15

Movie Trailer: SLOW WEST [Michael Fassbender, Thriller, Western]

Friday, March 27, 2015

In Theaters Today: HOME, GET HARD and NIGHTLIGHT [Horror, On Demand / Limited Theater Release]

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New Music: Bitch Better Have My Money By Rihanna Available on iTunes

Music News Via Complex:


[Video] - Patti LaBelle - Dancing With the Stars [S20, Week 2] Performance

Patti LaBelle and her pro, Artem, performed the salsa to 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' and tore it up!

Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'SNL' on 4.11.15

The uber talented Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live, April 11 on NBC. Be sure to set your DVRs!

Movie Trailer: MAGGIE [Horror] In Theaters 5.8.15

Movie Trailer: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION In Theaters 7.31.15

Movie Trailer: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED In Theaters 6.19.15

Movie Trailer: PAPER TOWNS In Theaters 7.24.15

Sam Taylor Johnson Will Not Direct Additional Fifty Shades of Grey Films

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Although the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, has pulled in over $500 million dollars and will see epic blu-ray, dvd and digital sales when an unrated version is released May 1, this will not be enough to keep Sam Taylor Johnson at the helm of the project in the director's chair for the next two Fifty Shades of Grey films. 

While many have panned the film, there are folks who obviously liked the film, or rather "tolerated" it. However it seems that the tension on the set between Taylor-Johnson and author, E.L. James, over artistic issues is part of the reason for Taylor-Johnson's departure. On that note, the screenwriter has also dropped from the project. It will be interesting to see if the stars of the film, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, return to the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. There seems to be an issue about how much the stars will make for the second film. One producer of the film supposedly lashed out at the fact that the stars reportedly wanted more money. 

Really? The film is a financial success. The stars deserve a piece of the pie. The two made basically NOTHING for the first film. Give them their due. Fair is fair. 

Side Note: The initial problem of the film process in the beginning was the fact that the casting drama caused a rushed and desperate vibe surrounding the project, which was obviously on a deadline. The script could have been better and the two actors needed more chemistry. However it seems they did the best they could do on what they were given and based on the time frame of the male lead casting choice. The leads need to develop more chemistry for the upcoming films.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Movie Trailer: MURDER MILL [Horror Short Film]

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NEW Release: AMORE [Battaglia Mafia Series Book 5] By Sienna Mynx

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The highly anticipated new installment in the Battaglia Mafia series by Sienna Mynx is now available. The fifth novel in the extremely popular book series is titled, AMORE.

I sooo can't wait to read what I KNOW is going to be one hella good read.

Get your copy now!

 As always...happy reading!

The following is the direct link to the Amazon page for Amore.

AMORE By Sienna Mynx Amazon Link

In the spring of 1994 the fashion would awaits the return of the reclusive designer Mirabella Battaglia. Many have speculated for years about the torrid love affair between their fallen star and the world’s most notorious crime boss Don Giovanni Battaglia.

Mirabella is overjoyed. She has it all, a husband who loves her, a new sisterhood with her long lost twin, healthy children and a loving family that supports her. Now is the time to reclaim her passion for designing. Giovanni loves his wife, and though her reemergence into the fashion world would expose them to the risks of fame and celebrity he willingly makes the sacrifice. Nothing is more important than his Bella’s dreams.

However, a very dangerous enemy lurks in the shadows. He has watched Mirabella’s life blossom with seething hatred and envy. He wants the woman and life he thinks was stolen from him, and he is prepared to burn the Battaglia dynasty to the ground to have her again. Secrets, plots of revenge, and lies infiltrate the Battaglia family.

The destruction and pain left behind is catastrophic and can only be healed by true love. But will Giovanni and Mirabella learn that lesson too late?

The Battaglia Mafia Series in Order:

DESTINO - Book One

TI AMO - Book Two

LA SPOSA - Book Three


Get started...even if you have to begin at DESTINO, book one. The amazon link is below:

Destino by Sienna Mynx Amazon Link

For more news, visit Sienna Mynx's official website: OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Monday, March 16, 2015

Rihanna Inks Historic Deal With Dior

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Rihanna inked a new historic deal with Dior. She will become the first Black spokeswoman to be the face of the brand.



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Movie Trailer: OPERATOR [Luke Goss, Mischa Barton, Ving Rhames]

[Updated w/ Full Video] - Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Appeared on Dr. Phil Today

Side Note: Something seems off with him. I don't know if it is substance abuse or what, but, something appears very off.  What in the world?

Hopefully he will get the help he desperately needs.

I continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina and can't imagine what Bobby Brown is going through. Prayers to Bobby Brown as well.

He has to deal with the blatant disrespect from Nick Gordon while his daughter is fighting for her life. Quite frankly, this interview/intervention/sideshow should NOT have played out on television.

I question the motive.

The episode airs today. Check your local listings.

[UPDATED - FULL VIDEO] Very disturbing.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kindle Hot Pick: THE UNRESTRAINED SERIES By S.E. Lund [Book 1-3]

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The Unrestrained series by S.E. Lund is a must, must read. The series is comprised of three novels, The Agreement (Book One), The Commitment (Book Two) and Unrestrained (Book Three).

Unrestrained centers around college student, Katherine McDermott, who is from an affluent and influential upbringing and Dr. Drake Morgan, a gorgeous and wealthy Neurosurgeon, who is a Dominant and enjoys a bit of BDSM in his life. The two meet under interesting circumstances and their connection is instant and explosive.

This is a page turning romantic drama that will leave you rooting for these two to make it through the various storms they encounter on the road to love.

As always...happy reading!

You can purchase each title separately or purchase the three book bundle. Currently the kindle edition for book one in the series, The Agreement, is available for free. Link --->


The link to the complete Unrestrained Series bundle is here --->


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Kate McDermott is a good girl who has done everything she can to please her very powerful and domineering father -- a Justice on New York's Supreme Court with hopes for political office. When she decides to write an article about BDSM in popular culture, she tells herself it's just research and nothing personal for she can't afford to become the target of gossip or scandal. She hopes that the carefully worded agreement she writes up will keep her relationship with the Dominant she will interview strictly professional.

Then 'Master D' - Drake Morgan - walks into the interview and Kate is mortified for not only is he gorgeous, he's the son of her father's best and oldest friend… Drake Morgan, MD, bass player, philanthropist – Dominant. Known as Master 'D' in Manhattan's BDSM Community, Drake must keep the kinky side of his life secret to protect his very successful career as a neurosurgeon.

After a heartbreaking divorce, Drake doesn't do girlfriends, he doesn’t do sleepovers, and he certainly doesn't do breakfast in bed the morning after. He keeps everything in his well-ordered life separate and under his firm control. Then Kate McDermott crosses his path and screws everything up. Now, nothing is neat and tidy anymore, and no longer under control for Drake is smitten and things are going to get messy…

From USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Romance author S. E. Lund comes a story of two people who find themselves in each other's arms. The Agreement will stay with you long after you read the final page.


From USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Romance Author S. E. Lund comes The Commitment

Now, nothing is neat and tidy anymore, and no longer under control for Drake is smitten and things are going to get messy…

Now, in the weeks before they leave for Africa, Drake takes Kate more deeply into the D/s lifestyle. In the process, the walls between them continue to crumble as they explore each other physically and emotionally and they fall even more deeply in love.

But before they can even leave Manhattan, the past returns unexpectedly to challenge their blossoming relationship. Is Kate and Drake's commitment to each other strong enough to stand the test?


Newly engaged, Drake and Kate start their life together in Nairobi, Kenya, where Drake is teaching and working as a surgeon to help out an old friend. Before they can even get settled in their new home, they are faced with challenges to their view of themselves and their relationship.

Will their love survive? Unrestrained is the third book in the bestselling trilogy in which the intense and passionate relationship between Drake and Kate unfolds as they search for their happy ever after.

New Release: Empire's Season One Soundtrack is Available Now + Jussie Smollett's Live Performance on Ellen

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One of the must have additions to your music collection released today. The blazing hit series, Empire, from Lee Daniels, has taken America by storm. In addition, the top notch musical talents on the series have catapulted the original music from the show to instant replay status.

Mega hit maker Timbaland is the music producer on the show and has created a winning formula that showcases the talents of Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray (Yazz) and many others. The winning combination of a stellar cast (Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Malik Yoba, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta'Rhonda Jones and Derek Luke), an incredible and bold writing team, embedded with hella hot music is something that doesn't come along that often...and is in essence...breaking records and changing the face of television.

The Empire soundtrack is available on iTunes.

Be sure to tune in to Empire tomorrow night at 9PM EST on FOX. Check out a few songs from the show below, via Empire's official Youtube channel. Also, the amazing Jussie Smollett was on the Ellen Show Monday and performed live.

My fave song is 'Conqueror' by Jussie Smollett and Estelle:

For more music, interviews and behind the scenes of the number one new drama series, Empire, visit the official Youtube page. Click here ---> EMPIRE ON FOX Official Youtube Channel


Movie Trailer: SAN ANDREAS [Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson] In Theaters 5.29.15

Movie Trailer: DARK PLACES [Suspense]

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Must See TV: A New Episode of SECRETS AND LIES Airs Tonight at 9PM on ABC

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The new ABC drama, Secrets and Lies,  starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis premiered last Sunday. The two hour premiere was mind-blowing, captivating and an instant hit.

Catch a new episode tonight at 9PM EST on ABC. Missed the two hour premiere (2 episodes) last week? Watch it on-demand at ABC.Com.

Movie Trailer: MERCY [Horror] Is Available on Netflix

Movie Trailer: HOME In Theaters 3.27.15

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Release Date: POLTERGEIST [Horror Remake] Will Hit Theaters Two Months Early on 5.22.15

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Movie Trailer: CINDERELLA in Theaters 3.13.15

Pennywise to Terrorize Again: A Remake of Stephen King's IT Is In the Works

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An upcoming studio (Warner Bros) remake of Stephen King's horror classic IT is on the horizon. Dan Lin and David Katzenberg are named as producers. Cary Fukunaga is set to direct the project, as well as co-write the screenplay alongside Chase Palmer.

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So, who will play the evil Pennywise? Tim Curry did a brilliant job in the original made for television mini-series. Casting news hasn't been released as of yet, but, it will be interesting to find out who will make up the new cast.

The IT remake will actually be comprised of two films.

For updates and additional news about the IT remake film, visit the following informative website:

 IT Remake Website

As an uber fan of Stephen King and as someone who enjoyed the novel and the television movie, I'm excited about the remake.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Movie Trailer: ECHOES [Horror] Releases on Blu-Ray/DVD 4.14.15


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Book of the Month: [March 2015] - THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green

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The book of the month pick for March is the wildly popular novel 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. I have anticipated, yet put off reading this novel for some time. Not because I didn't think it would be interesting or good...but because I knew it was going to be an emotional and heavy read, with some bright spots thrown in...of course.

So, while I knew I was going to eventually choose this title as a book of the month choice, I just didn't know when that was going to be. Well that time is now.

The film adaption released last year and was a smash hit. I also put off watching the film as well. I wanted to read the book first. I've heard many good things about 'The Fault in Our Stars' and look forward to beginning one journey of a read.

As always...happy reading!

Haven't read 'Fault in Our Stars'...Click here ---> Fault in Our Stars Amazon Link


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Movie Trailer: CRIMSON PEAK [Horror] In Theaters 10.16.15

Movie Trailer: NIGHTLIGHT [Horror] In Theaters and On Demand 3.27.15

[Video] - 4.4.15: Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Discusses Ferguson Investigation Findings [Full Video]

Side Note: The Ferguson police department needs a full overhaul. A new chief, and an entire new police force. The residents of Ferguson were basically terrorized by the very people sworn to protect them.

Back Together? Zoe Kravitz and Chris Pine Were Spotted Together During Oscar Weekend

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During the Oscar weekend festivities, Zoe Kravitz and Chris Pine, were spotted together the night before attending a party together as well as hitting up the Vanity Affair post Oscar party last Sunday.

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The two dated before back in 2010. Since then Zoe's exes include Michael Fassbender and Gossip Girl's, Penn Badgley.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Special Edition: Certain "Media" Outlets Being HIGHLY Offensive and Disrepectful in Reporting the Rihanna/Leonardo DiCaprio Rumors

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For several months, there have been numerous reports about the possibility of A-list entertainers, Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio, being a couple or dating. However on certain "media" websites and blogs, I noticed a pattern. There was disbelief and outright denial from popular mainstream white "poptart websites and their blog offspring.

Normally when two A-list entertainers are rumored to be a twosome, the headlines scream GUESS WHICH TWO A-LISTERS ARE RUMORED TO BE A HOT NEW COUPLE, TOM & JANE'S STEAMY ROMANCE, TOM OFF THE MARKET?, JANE MEETS HER ROMEO?, TOM AND JANE IN LOVE?, JANE AND TOM'S HOT NEW ROMANCE IS HEATING UP and so on and so on, you get the drift.

TMZ released these first grainy photos of the two at Rihanna's birthday party

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Yet, for Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio this hasn't been the case, as far as the "white" entertainment website bloggers choice of headlines. From the beginning the mention of the possible closeness of the two, has been met with denial, shock and outright offensive language in describing the relationship if any. Below is a little sampling of what has been slandered about on certain gossip/entertainment write-ups...NOT the comment section, but the actual ARTICLE.

-Leonardo is not into Rihanna,
-The Leonardo/Rihanna pairing is odd and strange, so it is probably not true
-No, they're not together, they're just friends
-Rihanna isn't Leonardo's type
-Rihanna is clingy, Leonardo is not, he recently hit on a blonde in front of Rihanna and he also hit on Dakota
  Johnson during the Oscars, so he's single and not attached to Rihanna
-Leonardo DiCaprio is NOT dating Rihanna -Rihanna isn't dating Leonardo, she's dating his best friend,
 Richie Akiva.
-Rihanna is dating both Leonardo and Richie (Basically attempting to make her know.)
 ANYTHING to discount the obvious closeness she has with Leonardo
-Leonardo hasn't even been photographed with Rihanna or stepped out in public with her, so it's just a
  fling  if anything 
-The two stars were just at the same location, no big deal. They aren't together.
-Leonardo has moved on from Rihanna with a blonde

The above writings were nothing but an attempt from obvious website bloggers who are perhaps white women that refuse to believe that their "Golden Boy" Leonardo DiCaprio would even THINK to date a successful, talented and beautiful woman color...or white men who were just being hella disrespectful. I suppose it was and is easier for them to cheapen any type of relationship the two may have to make themselves feel better. But let's get one thing clear. To basically insinuate Rihanna is whorish is slanderous and offensive. But these are the lengths certain websites and magazines have tried to make it appear to downplay any dating rumors.


I can understand celebrities wanting their privacy. However it is not a good look for Leonardo DiCaprio to be pictured walking with his head down and caps over his eyes when he is in the vicinity of Rihanna. It just looks off. The fact that Leonardo had no problems in the past walking in broad daylight with white rumored girlfriends and friends, makes it look that much more crazy and perhaps is one of the reasons why the "poptart" media is dismissing Rihanna as nothing more than a hookup. I don't understand why folks just can't report accurately without insulting Rihanna. The rude and offensive statements only solidify the writer's shortcomings and uncovers the depths of their jealousy and hostility.

Rihanna nor Leonardo DiCaprio have confirmed or denied the rumors, they really could just be friends, but, folks need to show a little bit more respect when reporting an entertainment story. Don't trash someone's reputation to cover your obvious envy.

Rihanna is a Grammy award winning artist who has sold millions of albums, secured lucrative endorsement deals in fashion, cosmetics and beyond. Show some respect.  

Point blank and the freaking period.


Cha Ching: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Whips in Close to $500 Million Worldwide

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Fifty Shades of Grey opened number one with more than $85 million in ticket sales, the highest President's Day weekend box office in history. With a production budget of $40 million, to date, Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed over $486 million worldwide. Cha Ching!

 TODAY Show Interview Clip:


Two additional and HIGHLY anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey films will be released in the franchise to round out the trilogy.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson currently cover the March 2015 issue of Glamour magazine.

[Video] - 2.22.15: Common and John Legend Perform 'Glory' at the Oscars + Acceptance Speech for Best Original Song Win

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John Legend and Common's song, Glory, from the powerful film, Selma, won Best Original Song at the 2015 Academy awards.

Congrats to Common and John Legend, the victory was well deserved. The  talented artists also performed an emotional and powerful performance of the song.


John Legend and Common in the Press Room at the Oscars: