Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book of the Month [November 2017] - THE BLACK BOOK by James Patterson and David Ellis






This is definitely a late post. But, it is a crazy busy time and of course that is a good thing. On top of that, it's my favorite time of the year. I'm obsessed with winter and the holiday season. While I love to read in general, there is something about finding time to read on a cold day, curled up with a good book and cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Engaged







The speculation and rumor mill was put to rest Monday when the official royal announcement was released by Clarence House. Prince Harry was engaged to his American girlfriend Meghan Markle.

The glowing couple dated 16 months prior to the engagement announcement.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day




Honoring all who served and continue to serve. Thank you for your sacrifice.






Thursday, November 9, 2017

TAMAR & VINCE (Season 5) Premieres Tonight at 9PM on WEtv [Trailer]





Be sure to purchase Tamar's new smash album, Bluebird of Happiness, if you haven't done so. It's another stellar collection.






Book of the Month: [October 2017] - THE GOOD WIDOW By Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke






Last month, the October book of the month pick was the engrossing thriller The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. It's been a busy and hectic time, so it's been a minute since I've posted on The Chocolate Chick. I definitely wanted to pop in and update the blog with a few posts, including the October book of the month post.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Book of the Month: [September 2017] - THE HATE U GIVE By Angie Thomas






The September book of the month selection is the powerful debut novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Friday, September 8, 2017

IT (2017) in Theaters Today [Movie Trailer]







Book of the Month: [August 2017] - INTO THE WATER By Paula Hawkins






The August 2017 book of the month pick was the the must read thriller Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. This is a taut mystery thriller that will stay with you well after the last page is read. This gripping tale is one that can't be missed.

If you want a page turning suspense that will anticipate each twist and turn, grab a copy of last month's book of the month selection.

As always....Happy reading!




Synopsis:


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train

“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors—think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott—who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” —Vogue

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.







Friday, July 21, 2017

DVR Alert: DESCENDANTS 2 Premieres Tonight [Trailer]




The Disney original movie The Descendants  was such a hit, it was inevitable that there would be a sequel. Perhaps on par with the mega hit  High School Musical  franchise, which saw its third film released in theaters.

Descendants 2  premieres tonight at 8PM EST across several channels including Disney, Freeform, ABC, Lifetime, LMN and Disney XD.


DVR Alert: RAVEN'S HOME Premieres Tonight [Trailer]



The  That's So Raven  series reboot premieres tonight after the  Descendants 2  premiere. Raven's Home Will surely be a hit with  That's So Raven  fans.


GIRLS TRIP in Theaters Today [Trailer]




VALERIAN in Theaters Now





O.J. Simpson Learns His Fate



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O.J. Simpson was granted parole by a Nevada Parole Board Thursday.  The four person panel voted unanimously for his release. Simpson has served nine years of a thirty-three year sentence. Simpson was described as a model prisoner, who also mentored other inmates.

If the commissioners failed to agree on approving Simpson's parole, two additional commissioners would've been added to the panel to weigh in.

Simpson will be a free man in October.









Monday, July 17, 2017

GAME OF THRONES Season Seven Premiered Sunday on HBO





Season seven of the epic hit show Game of Thrones premiered Sunday night at 9PM on HBO.

Season seven wraps up in the next six weeks.








Sunday, July 16, 2017

Book of the Month [July 2017] - ALL THE MISSING GIRLS By Megan Miranda





Summer reading is always a joy. Finding the time to take a moment and crack open a book you've anticipated reading is a glorious way to relax after a busy week. My TBR pile continues to grow, but that's a good thing. Trust me...it just solidifies the fact that in the literary world, there continues to be interesting writers releasing quality work...creating new stories to uncover and devour.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

BLACK PANTHER Cast Covers Entertainment Weekly




Get your geek on!

Marvel's upcoming Black Panther film is one of the most anticipated films hitting theaters in 2018. The stellar cast (Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N'yongo and Michael B. Jordan) lands on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly. 

This Comic-Con issue is definitely going to be a best seller.

Be sure to grab your copy!









Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazon's Annual PRIME DAY Kicks Off Tonight




Prime Day is almost here. The annual Prime Day celebration will begin in a couple of hours. Prime Day is like "Black Friday" in the summer. Folks anticipate the sales that will be unleashed on Prime Day and prepare for the mega day of steals and deals.

Folks should also note, to participate, you must be a Prime Member.

For more information visit:  AMAZON

Be sure to download Amazon's app.

Prime Day will be 30 hours this year and will begin at 9PM EST today.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy World Chocolate Day




Special Edition: Photobucket Can Go Straight to Hell






To the folks that visit my blog, I would like to apologize for the fuckery of the moment. I've used Photobucket since 2008. Thousands of photos across three Photobucket accounts are now disabled, due to Photobucket's unsavory attempt to use extortion disguised as a business decision, to screw up millions of users' blogs, websites and every other site used to post their photos.


Photobucket started out as a free service and as expected moved to a paid service. No one had a problem with the progression Photobucket was making...it made perfect sense to want to start making additional revenue from services provided, rather than just from the onslaught of annoying pop up ads that overwhelmed the site. Therefore, I didn't mind paying their previous reasonable fee, but it was a fee for more storage not hosting.

But soon after, or rather several years ago, the service started to go down. Half the time photos wouldn't upload or a glitch would happen. In addition, there were so many ads on the site ...you simply couldn't enjoy the service. I literally had to switch to only using their mobile app to upload photos...which cancelled out the ridiculous amount of ads.

But this latest move by Photobucket is beyond fucked up. With basically zero warning, the "gangsta" like company chose to break the links of millions of photos and in its place put up atrocious self serving banners...warning users to upgrade to their $399.99 annual plan to continue to host photos on third party sites.

SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING in Theaters Now






Thursday, June 22, 2017

Horror TV: THE MIST Premieres Tonight





The highly anticipated television series based on Stephen King's bestseller, The Mist, premieres tonight on Spike at 10PM EST.







Monday, June 19, 2017

JUNETEENTH: Freedom Day






Happy Juneteenth!


Remember and never forget your history.



June 19, 1865




Friday, June 16, 2017

Book of the Month: [June 2017] - CARTER & LOVECRAFT by Jonathan L. Howard







The book of the month selection for June 2017 is Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard. I must admit, one of the main reasons I wanted to read this novel was due to the fact that the story would encompass the H.P. Lovecraft theme in a very different and unique way. Throw in a former detective, grisly murders, paranormal events and a descendant of H.P. Lovecraft. It just screams...a must read. And of course, any story that includes a quaint bookstore is a winner in my eyes. But, this is all premature, because I am just beginning to read what I hope will be a page turning win.


As always...happy reading!

ALL EYEZ ON ME in Theaters Now [Movie Trailer]









Thursday, June 8, 2017

James Comey Set to Testify Today [Updated with Comey's FULL Testimony]


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Today is Comey Day!

James Comey, the former FBI Director fired by Trump, will testify today in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is the testimony that could very well ignite possible obstruction of justice charges. Of course folks are split on this fact. Even though Nixon went under for far less than what has been compiled against Trump.

However based on the very notion that Trump wanted Comey to end or "let go" of the investigation against Flynn is in fact, obstruction of justice.

The hearing will air live at 10AM. Every major television network will air the hearing. You can also view it online. CNN and additional outlets will stream it live.



UPDATE: Comey's testimony was the must see television event of the year. Folks threw watch parties and even gathered at local bars to watch yet another compelling saga in American politics. One that could very well go down in history books.

There were many highlights, including Comey stating more than once that Donald Trump lied. Point blank. I certainly feel Comey made an excellent layout for possible obstruction of justice charges in Trump's future. Special Prosecutor Mueller's investigation is on-going and he will determine what the outcome of all the angles. This process will definitely take some time. But the end will come. That's the good news.

If you didn't get to watch Comey's testimony yesterday, do so now.






Comey's opening statement was released yesterday. Read the full seven page statement. A very interesting read.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New Series: DAYTIME DIVAS Airs Mondays on VH1 [Trailer]


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The highly anticipated new scripted show on VH1 premiered Monday night. Daytime Divas premiered at 10PM EST on VH1. The drama filled antics are sure to be a hit. The show is based on the bestselling novel, Satan's Sisters by Star Jones. The novel was rumored to be loosely based on the daytime talk show The View.

Catch an encore presentation of the first episode on VH1 or on-demand.


If you haven't read Satan's Sisters, which was also the June/July 2011 book of the Month pick, grab a copy and do so ASAP.


Watch the trailer:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

One Love Manchester Concert


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The One Love Manchester Benefit concert happens later today. The proceeds from the concert will go to the victims and families affected by the terror attack on May 22, 2017. The attack happened at the end of Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester.


Grande and others including Usher, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are set to take to the stage.

Continue to pray for Manchester and pray for London during these difficult times.







WONDER WOMAN in Theaters Now



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Must See TV: THE CARMICHAEL SHOW (Season 3) Premieres Tonight


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The Carmichaels are back! The season 3 premiere of The Carmichael Show airs tonight at 9PM on NBC. This show by far, is one of the most brilliantly written shows on right now. The stellar cast allows the fun to flow seamlessly.