Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Movie Trailer: SNOWDEN In Theaters 12.25.15

Movie Trailer: SECRET IN THEIR EYES [Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman] In Theaters 10.23.15

[Video] - Nick Gordon Hires Casey Anthony's Attorney Jose Baez


KARMA Files: NBC Fires Donald Trump

Side Note: Trump was also dumped by Univision. Trump seems completely idiotic. The fact that he is running for President is hilarious, but to then DELIBERATELY offend and attack two key racial demographics while doing is ludicrous. He is literally throwing money away by running.

[Video] - Activist Bree Newsome Removes Confederate Flag From SC State Capitol

Bree Newsome's courage caused an international show of support. Thousands were immediately raised to help aid in getting Newsome and her friend released from jail. While the initial amount was set at $20,000, at one point the amount donated reached over $60,000.

The Confederate flag debate continues to make waves after the recent horrific terrorist attack in South Carolina that killed nine people.

[Video] - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Their Marriage is Over

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After ten years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits. The couple was recently spotted together with their three children, so it appears the two are being amicable during their difficult split.

SCREAM Premieres Tonight at 10PM on MTV + Watch the First 8 Minutes of the Premiere

Scream is based on the uber popular movie franchise of the same name.

Catch the first 8 minutes of the new horror series.


THE HAVE AND THE HAVE NOTS Returns Tonight at 9PM on OWN

Catch a clip from the must see show:


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Must See TV: The 2015 BET AWARDS Air Tonight at 8PM

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The 2015 BET Awards air tonight at 8PM on BET. The pre-show starts at 6PM. The show will be must see TV of course, with performances by Kendrick Lamar, the Empire cast, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Ciara and more.

Janet Jackson will be honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award during the ceremony.

Tune in!

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Music: NO SLEEP By Janet Jackson [Audio]

Blog Trailer: Part Three of the Chocolate Chick Interracial Couple Special Edition Series Coming Soon

It's been a minute since I first announced that part three in the Chocolate Chick Special Interracial Couple Edition was coming. I decided to put off part three until a later date.

Part three of the Special Edition post will be available in August.

Part three of the Chocolate Chick blog's Interracial Special Edition series will list past and present celebrity interracial couples. List will also include popular interracial television couples.

Links to Part One, Part Two and the White Athlete Interracial Dating special edition listed below:



White Athletes and Interracial Dating

[Video] - Scandal's Papa Pope [Joe Morton] Gives his Take on the Confederate Flag Debate

Bloop! *SipsTea*

Movie Trailer: LILA & EVE [Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Thriller]

Movie Trailer: LEGEND [Tom Hardy, Biopic on Kray Twins] In Theaters 10.2.15

Movie Trailer: SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE [Comedy] In Theaters 8.21.15

New Couple Alert: Mariah Carey Dating Billionaire James Packer?

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Mariah Carey was spotted with Australian billionaire, James Packer, last weekend in Italy. The two looked very cozy, holding hands and appeared very content with one another.

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No official word from Mariah's camp on her relationship status with Packer. But, it pretty safe to say, the two are looking very much like a couple.

 Via TMZ:


Video: 7 Things about James Packer via Entertainment Tonight:

[Video] - President Obama Speaks on the Supreme Court's Decision on Marriage Equality

[Full Video] - President Obama Delivers Eulogy in Honor of Rev. Pinckney

President Obama began singing, Amazing Grace, at the end of his remarks. It was a touching and powerful moment by the President.

Watch below:

Movie Trailer: HITMAN: Agent 47 In Theaters 8.21.15

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Remembering Michael Jackson: August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009

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It's been six years since Michael Jackson passed. Michael's incredible legacy and impeccable body of work lives on. He not only set the standard, he is the standard. There will never be a talent like him.

May he continue to rest in peace.

[Video] - A compilation of Michael Jackson doing what he does best. Enjoy!

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care + Update on Criminal Investigation

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It is extremely sad to learn that Bobbi Kristina has been moved to Hospice care. While it has been several months since she was found unresponsive in her bathtub, and has remained in a coma, folks continued to pray for Bobbi Kristina...hoping for a more positive outcome.

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My thoughts and prayers remain with Bobbi Kristina, as well as with her father, Bobby Brown, her grandmother, Cissy Houston and the rest of her loved ones during this difficult time.

Side Note: Based on the details known, including the alleged removal of cash from Bobbi Kristina's bank account by Nick Gordon. It seems Gordon should be facing criminal charges, not civil charges. I suppose the investigation is on-going.


Via US Weekly:

Bobbi Kristina's case has been turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. The DA's Office is reviewing the case with greater interest. The Roswell Police Department has forwarded its investigative file to the office of the Fulton County DA, Paul L. Howard, Jr.

District Attorney Howard stated, "An announcement regarding a charging decision, if any, will be made at the appropriate time."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Movie Trailer: THE PEANUTS MOVIE In Theaters 11.6.15

New Release: GREY By E.L. James Now Available + E.L. James Discusses the New Book

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Movie Trailer: THE OVERNIGHT [Comedy] In Theaters 6.19.15 [Red Band Trailer]

Movie Trailer: BRIDGE OF SPIES [Tom Hanks] In Theaters 10.16.15

Lester Holt Replaces Brian Williams as NBC Nightly News Anchor

[Video] - President Obama Speaks on the Shooting in South Carolina

Nine Die in Hate Crime Shooting #PrayForCharleston

Sending prayers to the families that lost loved ones in this hate crime and terrorist attack. Clementa C. Pinckney, a pastor and state senator, was one of the victims murdered.

The suspect, 21 year old, Dylann Storm Roof, was caught and apprehended in Shelby, North Carolina.

Racism must end. #PrayforCharleston

Rachel Dolezal Resigns From NAACP After Race Identity Scandal + Video Timeline of Scandal

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Rachel Dolezal was the main hot topic in the news last week, as well as earlier this week. Dolezal made international headlines when it was revealed that she was really a white woman, who for the past several years had literally been "passing" for a black woman. Ironically, she attended Howard University, a historically Black University as a white woman, and not in the "blackface" she continues to perform.

Before resigning as the President of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, Dolezal also taught a Black Studies class part-time. While she seemed to be engrossed in Black culture from a plethora of various ends, this did not give her the right to high jack a culture...a race. Rachel Dolezal could and still can work to improve the plight of the Black community and help fight the causes that are extremely important to keep on front street...she can do it in a credible manner, as a white woman.

There is no justification for Dolezal's actions. She knew exactly what she was doing for years. The deceit ran deep. Her parents confirmed their daughter's actual race.

The following videos are a timeline of the scandal unfolding.


1. Rachel Dolezal answers questions about hate crimes, walks away when questioned about her race
    (this video launched the hilarious gifs/memes/ and #askrachel hashtag on twitter)

2. Parents Discuss Their Daughter

3. Rachel Dolezal Discusses her "race" after the "walk away" video

4. Rachel Dolezal's adoptive brothers speak

5. Rachel Dolezal's FULL INTERVIEW on the Today Show

Movie Trailer: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. [Henry Cavill] In Theaters 8.14.15

Movie Trailer: REGRESSION [Thriller] In Theaters 8.28.15

First Lady Michelle Obama Has Tea With Prince Harry, Talks Education and Brings Gifts for Kate & William's Chidren

6.16.15: First Lady Michelle Obama Participates in 'Let Girls Learn' Discussion


Video Description via White House video details:
Streamed live on Jun 16, 2015 As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative and following her recent visits to Japan and Cambodia, the First Lady will meet with students and educators at the Mulberry School in London to discuss how the UK and the U.S. are working together to expand access to girls education around the world – supporting adolescent girls in completing their education.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book of the Month: [June 2015] - I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER By Sophie Kinsella

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It's that time again...that's right...the book of the month rec is upon us. This month's pick is by an author who knows how to churn out hilarious romantic reads. Sophie Kinsella is a New York Times bestselling author with numerous unforgettable stories with unique and quirky characters.

Sophie Kinsella's popular Confessions of a Shopaholic series is one of my faves...well I've actually only read the first two novels in the series...however I do plan on reading the entire series at some point. I also read Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess, years ago, which was a hilarious page turner.

Interesting to note, Confessions of a Shopaholic was also a movie. I simply did not like the movie. It did not have the same dynamic as the book.

Anywho,..the book of the month choice for June is I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. The synopsis screams romantic hilarity, which in my book...automatically means a great summer read awaits. So, folks...get your read on.

As always...happy reading!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Movie Trailer: THE PERFECT GUY [Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut] In Theaters 9.11.15

Side Note: Chile! This is going to be a MUST SEE!

Movie Trailer: COP CAR [Kevin Bacon, Thriller]

New Release: FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King Available Now

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Stephen King has crafted a new work of genius. The master of horror released Finders Keepers, the sequel to his number one best-seller, Mr. Mercedes.  

Finders Keepers hit bookshelves, both tangible and virtual, earlier this week on Tuesday. Be sure to order your copy soon.

While I have already purchased this sure fire must read, I don't know when I will be able to crack it open. I will definitely read it after the current three books I'm dying to read and the book of the month pick for June, that will be posted on the blog today.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever..

New Video: INFINITY By Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's video for her hit single, Infinity, released earlier this week. Empire's Jussie Smollett and model Tyson Beckford make cameos.

Monday, June 1, 2015

More 50 Shades? GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian By E.L. James Releases 6.18.15

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Fifty Shades Trilogy? Think again...a fourth installment of the wildly popular adult book series titled, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, will release later this month on June 18. As the title states, Grey, will basically be the story told from Christian's point of view.

Oh and while the haters are hating...E.L. James continues to laugh all the way to the bank.


Synopsis via Amazon:

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Pre-order GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian - Link Below

Series Trailer: THE WHISPERS Premieres Tonight at 10PM on ABC

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Aliens use children to help with their invasion in the upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced ABC series, starring American Horror Story's Lily Rabe and Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia.

Book Pick: How to Survive a Killer Seance [Party-Planning Series # 3] By Penny Warner

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I remember reading How to Survive a Killer Seance last year and decided to read it again. I also recently ordered book four and five in the Party Planning mystery series.

Perfect summer reads.

I highly recommend reading this suspenseful series and enjoy a few killer reads.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:
As party planner Presley Parker investigates a murder during a séance party at San Francisco's famous Winchester Mystery House, she doesn't need a Ouija board to tell her someone's trying to scare her to death...

The Party Planning Mystery Book Series in Order: 

-How to Host a Killer Party - Book One

-How to Crash a Killer Bash - Book Two

-How to Survive a Killer Seance - Book Three

-How to Party With a Killer Vampire - Book Four

-How to Dine on Killer Wine - Book Five

Order How to Survive a Killer Seance. Available in paperback and e-book formats.

Book Pick: TAMING TORI [Texas Boys Falling Fast Book 3] By Jan Romes

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I initially purchased this book simply because my name is Tori and I loved the synopsis. I had to purchase it. With that being said, Taming Tori was a fun read. You will fly through the pages and find the end quite surprising...in terms of the "mean girl" attitude adjustment and realizing that Jake and Tori would actually find a way to make their love work after all the drama.

Grab Taming Tori by Jan Romes today and enjoy a perfect summer read.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:

Jake Garrison is an all-around nice guy who tries to stay out of the limelight despite being considered one of Dallas’s most eligible and wealthy bachelors. He’s down-to-earth and a quiet people-pleaser until someone pushes his buttons. Tori Caye not only pushes his buttons, she pulls him into her special kind of chaos with tears and those sexy amber eyes.

Tori Caye is a mean-girl debutante whose sense of entitlement exhausts even those close to her. After her fiancé of two years calls off their engagement, she throws herself into the arms of Jake Garrison and tries to manipulate him while trying to maintain her uppity disposition.

The attraction between Jake and Tori is off-the-charts, but it’s game-on when he thinks he can tame Tori, and when Tori tries to bend him to her will.

Taming Tori is available in paperpack, e-book and is available to read for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Movie Trailer: THE DROWNSMAN [Horror] Available on Blu-ray/DVD/VOD

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Sad News: Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Died Saturday at Age 46

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Beau Biden with his wife, Hallie and their kids, Natalie and Hunter

Beau Biden died Saturday after battling brain cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones. My prayers are with the Vice President and Beau Biden's entire family.

VANITY FAIR Cover: Bruce Jenner's Transformation

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Bruce Jenner was not playing. He has indeed transformed his former self into a woman. Bruce Jenner or rather "Caitlyn" covers the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine and speaks in depth about his transformation.

For more on this story, visit Vanity Fair's official website.

VANITY FAIR - Official Website

Congrats: Kim Kardashian Expecting Second Child With Husband, Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her second child. The reality star and fashion designer has made no secret of wanting to expand her family. Congrats to the happy couple.

Kim and Kanye have one daughter, North West