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Over A Billion Dollars Hanging Out At Beyonce’s VMAs After-Party

Over A Billion Dollars Hanging Out At Beyonce’s VMAs After-Party

Beyonce had a after-party last week at the VMAs. Over a billion dollars of her friends and husband attended the party. Seated were Swizz Beatz ($65M), Jay-Z ($600M), Steve Stoute ($55M), Kanye West ($145M) and P.Diddy ($745M). Standing to the left, Alicia Keys ($130M), Beyonce ($450M), Kim Kardashian ($150M) and Cassie ($4M). Straight Up ballin!

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Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks To Fans

Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks To Fans

It wasn’t much but it was more than Bill Cosby has said on Twitter — or anywhere — in months: “Thank you.”

Directed at “friends and fans,” it wasn’t clear what he was thanking them for.

Cosby’s tweet posted late Thursday, one day after he was charged, arraigned and booked on the first-ever criminal charges brought against him in more than a year of mounting accusations that he drugged and/or sexually assaulted dozens of women during a period dating back decades.

The last time Cosby himself posted something on his Twitter account was in August, when he directed his followers (he has 4.1 million) to a TV interview with his lawyer/spokeswoman, Monique Pressley.

Lately, Pressley has been doing most of the talking for Cosby; she accompanied him to his arraignment in Montgomery County, Pa., on Wednesday when he pleaded not guilty to aggravated indecent assault in connection with an 11-year-old encounter, and posted a $1 million bond before being released to his nearby home.

On Thursday, Pressley made the rounds of TV news networks, defending Cosby as “not guilty,” declaring him the victim of “a game of political football” in local politics, and vowing that he would be exonerated.

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Singer Natalie Cole Dies At The Age Of 65

Singer Natalie Cole Dies At The Age Of 65

Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65.

NATALIE COLDE DEAD AT 65, STARS SHARE FOND MEMORIES OF SINGER

“Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s Day.

Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died Thursday night, according to publicist Maureen O’Connor. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure.

A physically weakened Cole, winner of nine Grammy Awards, was forced to cancel a string of concert performances over the last three months after a recurrence of hepatitis C linked to her earlier drug abuse.

The daughter of music icon Nat (King) Cole scored a huge 1991 hit with “Unforgettable” — a virtual duet with her late father. Natalie was just 15 when her father died in 1965, a decade before his daughter launched her own solo recording career.

The album “Unforgettable … With Love” spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and won six Grammy Awards.

But her career exploded with her 1975 debut album that included the massive hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and a pair of Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Performance.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is A Hip Hop Masterpiece; Still No.1 At Box Office

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is A Hip Hop Masterpiece; Still No.1 At Box Office

Straight Outta Compton- The supergroup NWA (Niggas With Attitudes- Eazy E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella) emerge from the streets of Compton, California in the mid 80s and introduced the world to gangsta rap. The music and movie was about life in Compton with gangs, drugs, police brutality and how the group rose to fame despite the odds. Director F. Gary Gray (Friday) directed a masterpiece. Ice Cube (played by his son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.), Eazy E(Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre ( Corey Hawkins), MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), DJ Yella (Neil Brown, Jr.) and manager Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti) were all excellent. This movie should be nominated for an Oscar for best picture. You definitely can’t MISS this film based on the history of Hip Hop music. Didn’t feel like it was 2hrs/30 mins long. Five Stars (Classic) Drew-Z movie review. Still No. 1 At Box Office-$111M (budget-$28M).

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Director Antione Fuqua And Jake Gyllenhal Bring Oscar Worthy Drama To Movie ‘Southpaw’

Director Antione Fuqua And Jake Gyllenhal Bring Oscar Worthy Drama To Movie ‘Southpaw’

Southpaw- Director Antione Fuqua (The Equalizer, The Shooter, Training Day) and actor Jake Gyllenhal should be nominated for Oscar’s best director and actor for this emotional boxing drama.
The movie was about light heavyweight champion Billy Hope (Gyllenhal) turning to trainer Tick Willis (Forrest Whitaker) for help after the tragic loss of his wife (Rachel McAdam) and his daughter to child protection services. 50 Cent also stars as the corrupt promoter. Gyllenhal brought the Oscar worthy emotions to this film. Must-see for drama fans!. Four out of four stars.

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Brad Pitt’s Love Letter To His Wife- A Secret Of Love

Brad Pitt’s Love Letter To His Wife- A Secret Of Love

Brad Pitt about His Wife

A Secret of Love

My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and problems with children. She has lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds in her 35 years. She got very skinny, and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the morning and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon … But then I decided to act on it. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on the earth. She is the ideal of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her shoulders. I began to pepper her with flowers, kisses and complements. I surprised her and pleased every minute. I gave her lots of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe, but she has blossomed. She became even better than before. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and she loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she CAN love that much.

And then I realized one thing: “The woman is the reflection of her man”

Brad Pitt

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Kim Kardashian’s Birthday Surprise For Kanye

Kim Kardashian’s Birthday Surprise For Kanye

Kanye West turned 38 Monday and the rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian, gave him a surprise for the ages.

The reality star and mother of West’s child, North, posted pics from the lavish night, including one of the Grammy winner blindfolded on the way to his “surprise.”

Kim Is also Pregnant; Expecting Second Child with Kanye.

The couple had the Staples Center in Los Angeles to themselves and posed for pictures with the Lakers cheerleaders

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Chris Brown’s Sorry He Went To Karrueche Tran’s House

Chris Brown’s Sorry He Went To Karrueche Tran’s House

Following his nasty fight with Karrueche Tran on June 4, Chris Brown now realizes that he shouldn’t have followed her to her house. But he’s just ‘a fool in love’ and can’t help himself.
Chris Brown, 26, didn’t set out to ruin Karrueche Tran‘s night out with pal Christina Milian on June 4. When he ran into her, he just wanted to talk to her, but she wasn’t having any of it. And when she jumped in her car to head home, he climbed in right next to her. Why? Because he thought it was the only opportunity he’d have to let her know how he feels about her.

“Chris didn’t want to go to Karrueche’s house, but the overwhelming love he has for her drove him to. He just wanted to talk to her

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Is A Classic For Action Fans

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Is A Classic For Action Fans

Mad Max: Fury Road- Action fans, this classic is what you are looking for.
Director George Miller ( Mad Max, Road Warrior) revisits the Mad Max franchise with the best script of insane mayhem. Fast and the REAL FURIOUS. Amazing non-stop stunts and action scenes. Just flat out crazy! In a hopeless desert landscape, where water is gold, Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa ( Charlize Theron) join forces unexpectantly to escape the evil warlord (Hugh Keays-Byrna) and Nux (Nicholas Hoult). Furiosa and Max are on the run in a War machine to her homeland. Must-see for real hard core action fans. five stars (classic)

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King Of Blues B.B. King Dies At 89

King Of Blues B.B. King Dies At 89

Blues legend B.B. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Las Vegas. He was 89.

King, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, had said in May he was in hospice care at his home after being hospitalized in April with dehydration related to diabetes.

“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend,” President Barack Obama said in a statement, recalling how he sang “Sweet Home Chicago” with King at a White House blues concert three years ago. “B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever. And there’s going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight.”

King’s death was confirmed late on Thursday on a Facebook page linked to the website of his daughter Claudette.

Born on a Mississippi plantation to sharecropper parents, he outlived his post-World War Two blues peers – Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin’ Hopkins and John Lee Hooker – to see the rough music born in the cotton fields of the segregated South reach a new audience.

“Being a blues singer is like being black twice,” King wrote in his autobiography, “Blues All Around Me,” of the lack of respect the music got compared with rock and jazz.

“While the civil rights movement was fighting for the respect of black people, I felt I was fighting for the respect of the blues.”

King will forever be associated with his trademark black Gibson guitars, all of which he christened “Lucille” in recollection of a woman who two men fought over in 1949 in an Arkansas dance hall where he was playing.

The men knocked over a kerosene lamp, setting fire to the building. King risked his life to retrieve his $30 guitar.

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time ranked King at No. 3, behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman.

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‘Furious 7′ Has Made $1.1 Billion Worldwide

‘Furious 7′ Has Made $1.1 Billion Worldwide

Furious 7- You already know what to expect from the Fast and Furious franchise. Fast cars, amazing fight scenes, pretty girls, and unbelievable stunts. Director James Wan put all that in this 2hrs/20 mins action movie and we wanted to see how the untimely and tragic death of superstar Paul Walker would end. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family of street racer (Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriquez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, and newcomer Natalie Emmanuel) have to protect themselves from Special Ops assassin (Jason Statham) who pledged vengence for his brother, left brain dead by Dom’s crew in Part 6. Action-packed and very entertaining. Try to catch it in the IMAX theater for the sound. The movie has made $1.1 billion dollars worldwide. Four stars out of four and then some. Drew-Z Movie Review

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Emotional ‘Furious 7′ Paul Walker Tribute Has Grown Men Crying

Emotional ‘Furious 7′ Paul Walker Tribute Has Grown Men Crying

Fans of the speed racing action thriller praise the touching sendoff at the end of the film on Twitter.
While Paul Walker’s loss is felt throughout “Furious 7,” might even the toughest fans might get a little teary-eyed in the movie’s final 10 minutes.
The speed racing action thriller ends with a touching tribute dedicated simply, “For Paul.”
At the premiere Wednesday night in Hollywood, Walker’s co-star and close friend Vin Diesel gave a tearful speech, saying “This movie is more than a movie … I’m going to tell you, last year it was really tough to come back to work.”

“As you all know we lost someone very dear to us during the filming,” producer Neal Moritz said. “Paul was the most decent, thoughtful, caring human being I have ever met. Losing him was a blow to all of us.

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Liam Neeson’s ‘ Run All Night’ Is A Real Nail Biter

Liam Neeson’s ‘ Run All Night’ Is A Real Nail Biter

Run All Night- A mobster hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) has one night to figure out how to save his son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), from the mob boss (Ed Harris), who wants Mike to pay for the death of his son. This crime thriller was a real nail biter. Neeson is back on top after the disappointing ‘Taken 3′. Common also stars as the assassin on the hunt for Conlon’s son. Must-see! Four stars out of four. Drew-z movie review.

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Will Smith’s New Movie ‘Focus’ Shows You How The Con Game Business Operates

Will Smith’s New Movie ‘Focus’ Shows You How The Con Game Business Operates

Focus- A con man (Will Smith) introduces a young woman (Margot Robbie) to the tricks of his trade. Three years later, the two see each other again in Argentina when he is asked by a race car billionaire to set- up a con on his rival owner. Must-see to learn how the con game business operates. Very entertaining and interesting. Four out of four stars.

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Suge Knight Arrested For Hit-And-Run

Suge Knight Arrested For Hit-And-Run

Compton- Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a Thursday hit-and-run that killed a man in Compton, California, authorities said Friday.
He is being held in lieu of $2 million bond.
Police in Los Angeles say a man matching Knight’s description drove over two men with his red pickup truck — and then drove over them again as he sped away from the scene.
One man died; the other’s condition wasn’t disclosed.
“So far, people we talked to said it looked like it was an intentional act. So we’re handling it as a homicide,” Los Angeles police Lt. John Corina said.

The hit-and-run stemmed from an argument Knight allegedly had on the set of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” and then spilled over to the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers.
“A red pickup truck is involved in this, and those people were also at the other altercation, so yes, it all suggests that he was the person driving that truck,” Corina said.
Police say Knight allegedly tracked the two men to the lot.
“It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims. And then went forward and struck them again as he left,” Corina said.
Officers later found Knight’s Ford Raptor abandoned in Westwood. Early Friday, Knight, accompanied by his lawyer, turned himself in at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, where homicide detectives were interviewing him.

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Daughter Wins $4M Lottery From Scratch-off Tickets She Received As A Birthday Gift From Her Dad

Daughter Wins $4M Lottery From Scratch-off Tickets She Received As A Birthday Gift From Her Dad

Now this is one unforgettable birthday. She finally cashed the ticket in.

Deisi Ocampo of Chicago received a gift from her father when she turned 19 earlier this month, just as many people do on their special day. But the present — two Illinois Lottery scratch-off tickets — ended up being very special as the teen won a $4 million prize.

“It turned out to be the best birthday present ever!” Ocampo said, according to a press release from the Illinois lottery.

Ocampo’s father gave her the pair of $100 Million Money Mania tickets on her birthday, but she didn’t scratch them off until she was on her way to work the following day. While the first ticket did not bring her any fortune, the second one hit the jackpot.

“I started sweating. I couldn’t believe it was possible,” she said of the moment she realized she won, according to the press release. “I worked the whole day without saying a word to anyone.”

Ocampo plans to use her new wealth to buy her family a house, as well as help pay for her education.

While Ocampo’s win is a remarkable one, Illinois Lottery chief of staff Sara Barnett says that lottery tickets are not a rare present.

“We are so happy for Deisi. What an impressive young woman,” Barnett told The Huffington Post in an email. “We do often hear of adults receiving lottery tickets as birthday gifts.”

In fact, the Illinois Lottery has witnessed a birthday win in the past.

“Our last big birthday winner was a young man from downstate Illinois who won $3.15 million after he bought himself an instant ticket on his 31st birthday,” Barnett said.

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Kanye Reportedly Shells Out $60,000 On Christmas Gifts For North West

Kanye Reportedly Shells Out $60,000 On Christmas Gifts For North West

Kanye West With His Baby Girl North West

Kanye West has major plans to spoil his little girl this Christmas.

Yeezy reportedly spent close to $60,000 on gifts for North West, MTV UK states. The Chicago native purchased a $50,147 tiara crafted in diamonds, and a $9,402 kiddie SUV car in a matte-black finish to match her dad’s life-sized vehicle.

The “Power” rapper sure knows how to shower his girls with coveted and expensive items, specifically the $1.25 million engagement ring he got for Kim Kardashian in October 2013 and the reality star’s Hermès Birkin bag which retailed close to $50,000.

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Producer Seeks Crowd Funding To Make Movie

Producer Seeks Crowd Funding To Make Movie

BY IRIS B. HOLTON
Sentinel City Editor

Ty Granderson

Ty Granderson has established himself as an actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker in the movie industry. Now, his goal is to bring his talents home to benefit others.

Granderson hopes to accomplish this goal with the production of his movie, “Diamond.” His plan is to produce the movie through “crowd funding,” which will allow others to make donations to the production.

In return, he said, “Everyone who donates even $1 will be given credit for it. I realized being proactive in Hollywood as opposed to waiting for Hollywood to come to you; sustains careers and creates opportunities for unsung talent as well as creating fresh and original cinematic narratives for the movie. I’m going public as opposed to a continuation of unoriginal rehashed studio tent pole reboots,” he said.

He has created an Indiegogo campaign which allows individuals to view a video presentation of “Diamond.” If the effort is successful, Granderson said, it will open the doors to produce his larger movie, “The Cool & Creepy.”
Granderson, owner of Creole Celina Entertainment, said he feels Tampa is a prime location for movie productions.

It will also give him the opportunity to bring commerce home.

“We can’t wait, it’s a different game for people of color. I need to raise $20,000 to produce the movie. I need the community’s help.”

Having been in the industry for several years, Granderson has witnessed changes that continue to take place. One area of change focuses on the female-driven action films. In keeping with this train of thought, Granderson is working with Ms. Tessa Farrell and her company, Vital Spark Productions, to present “Diamond.”

Granderson is the son of Mrs. Joanna Jones Tokley and the late Goosby Jones.

To see the video visit the Diamond website at –http://www.diamond-movie.com/

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