Monthly Archives September 2020

FIRST LOOK: Netflix Christmas Movie Musical ‘Jingle Jangle’

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Netflix announced today that it will stream Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey starting Nov 13th. The Christmas movie stars Forest Whitaker, with music from EGOT award winner John Legend.

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“A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event,” Netflix said.

“Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.”

The musical also stars Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Justin Cornwell.

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From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.

“From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility,” the streaming giant concluded.

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Watch: Netflix Dream Home Makeover Trailer

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Netflix is giving us a first look at their new interior design show, Dream Home Makeover.

The six-episode series follows interior designers Syd and Shea McGree, who grew their business on social media. Each 30-minute episode features a home design project, ranging from budget-friendly living room renovations to full home makeovers.

Whether our clients have $2M or $20,000, I want them all to feel that sense of peace when they walk in the door.

The new series premieres Oct. 16th on Netflix.

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I’m excited about this show and happy for Syd and Shea. I follow their Instagram account and just love the simplicity and the clean lines of their home designs.

RHOP Gizelle Bryant Has Landed Herself A Talk Show

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RHOP Gizelle Bryant aka the “most anointed one talking,” is one of the co-hosts of Bravo’s new late night talk show Bravo’s Chat Room.

RHOA star Porsha Williams, Summer House” cast member Hannah Berner, and “Below Deck’s” Kate Chastain all join Gizelle as co-hosts. Executive produced by Andy Cohen, the ladies weigh in on all things pop culture, including buzzed-about moments on Bravo shows.

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The first show premiered yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 27th) with the ladies dialing in from their respective homes due to COVID-19.

The show is currently set at six episodes, airing Sunday and Monday nights immediately following Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, but Gizelle told Entertainment Weekly that she is game for more. “It’s going to be great, and everyone’s going to love it. I can only hope that people want us to stick around,” she says. “Because I have things to say, okay?”

Check your local listings for air-time.

Gwen Stefani Models New L.A.M.B Eyewear In Beverly Hills

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Gwen Stefani was spotted in Beverly Hills over the weekend posing for her new L.A.M.B eyewear.

Rocking a pair of Daisy Dukes, fishnet stockings, a white tank top, and layered gold necklaces with chains which read: “Stefani” and “Shelton,” the “Hollaback Girl!” looked amazing!

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She also rocked a green flannel top, which she alternated between wearing, and tying around her waist. Her signature blonde hair and red lip were also on point. She also accessorized with multiple gold bangles, and oversized rings.

Source: Hollywood Life

DVR Alert: NeNe Leakes Makes Appearance On The Tamron Hall Show

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NeNe Leakes, who made headlines after announcing that she’s leaving the RHOA franchise is sitting down with Tamron Hall this Friday.

According to reports, NeNe will discuss with Tamron her reason for leaving the franchise she started with back in 2008 and what she has planned for her future.

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In a video posted to her Youtube account on Sept. 17th, Leakes announced her departure.

“There’s been a lot of emotions on both sides,” Leakes said. “It’s been hard and I have made a hard, difficult decision to not be part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13. It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard.”

Then recently on Twitter she told fans she can’t wait to tell her truth…

“@Andy said he respected Teddi for telling the truth about her exit,” referring to when RHOP star Teddi Mellencamp spoke her truth about her contract not being renewed. “Well I can’t wait to tell my truths. I hope I get just as much respect.”

Well, on Friday the actress/reality tv star get’s her chance…

Antebellum Starring Janelle Monae: I Just Couldn’t Follow It

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I’ve been trying to watch Antebellum since it became available on Video On Demand last week. I kept starting and pausing, but decided to finish watching it this weekend.

According to the synopsis, successful author Veronica Henley (Portrayed by Janelle Monae) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future — before it’s too late.

I just couldn’t follow or sometimes stomach the film. From the horrific opening watching a black woman being shot, roped and dragged by a horse back to a plantation was a bit much for me.

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From thinking Janelle Monae was a slave living in the past to all of a sudden waking up in the present at home next to her husband and daughter… I was like what just happened? Was she dreaming? Nope…. I think.

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Next we meet her girlfriends (I enjoyed Gabourey Sidibe) and after a girls night out, she’s kidnapped by the same plantation owners we meet in the beginning of the film. I was thinking they figured out how to project themselves into the future to force her back into the past. Nope! It wasn’t until the end of the film (maybe about an hour in) that I realized “sorta” what was going on.

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On a sidenote, I was loving janelle Monae’s acting and that orange jumpsuit and ponytail was everything to me!

The film was originally suppose to release in theaters back in August, but due to COVID-19 was instead released on VOD. It cost me $19.99 to watch it.

Veep Reunion For Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

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A Veep reunion and just in time for the presidential election…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced via Twitter Saturday that the cast is reuniting for a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the Biden-Harris presidential campaign.

“I’m SO excited to announce that we’re doing a #VeepReunion on Oct 4,” Dreyfus Tweeted, before adding that her fellow Veep castmates, including Anna Chlumskey, Reid Scott, Sam Richardson, Tony Hale, Tim Simons, Clea DuVall and Matt Walsh will all return for the one-time special.

Additional special guests are expected to attend as well.

In the video clip Dreyfus shares that, “all roads to the White House go through the great state of Wisconsin,” before making it clear that Trump “can’t win reelection if he doesn’t win Wisconsin.”

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“So the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has built an unprecedented voter mobilization operation, and they need resources in these final days to deliver Wisconsin to Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Harris,” adding, “The future of democracy is on the line, people!”

Election Day is Nov. 3rd, register, volunteer, but most importantly……vote!

Amy Coney Barrett & The Secretive Community “People of Praise”

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Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s nominating devout Catholic, Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has brought attention to a secret community “People Of Praise” that she reportedly belongs to.

According to its website, the group, which was founded in South Bend in 1971 and has 1,700 members, describes itself as a community that “shares our lives together.” “We read Scripture together.” ” We share meals together” and “support each other financially and materially and spiritually”.

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 In 2017, The New York Times published a story highlighting Ms. Coney Barrett’s connection to the People of Praise. It reported that members of the group are assigned same-sex advisers who act as life coaches, helping members discern important life choices. The article reported that male mentors are called “heads” and said that the female mentors were called “handmaids,” though it later noted that the term handmaid had been dropped by that point, in favor of “woman leader.”

Barrett has said that she is a “faithful Catholic” but that her religious beliefs would not “bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge”.

Ayesha Curry Celebrates The Release Of Her New Cookbook “The Full Plate”

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Ayesha Curry celebrated the release of her latest cookbook The Full Plate on Monday night with family and friends at Miss Likklemores in Ontario.

Hosted by her proud mother Carol Joan and husband Steph Curry, the pop up restaurant was transformed into a tropical oasis for a surprise celebration for the author and businesswoman. Celebrity chef Lonie recreated dishes from Ayesha’s cookbook alongside items from the menu for invited guests.

The Full Plate brings the best of Ayesha’s home kitchen straight to you, with 100 recipes that are flexible and flavorful and come together in less than an hour. You’ll find sheet pan dinners and crowd-pleaser pastas, hearty salads and healthy updates to takeout favorites, and fresh spins on classic dishes-plus kid-friendly meals, desserts, and sides (and a few beverages just for the adults).

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Rihanna and Christian Combs Team Up To Launch Fenty Men’s Collection

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It’s going to be a savage fall if Rihanna and Christian Combs have anything to do with it.

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The two have teamed up to launch the Savage x Fenty men’s wear capsule collection that’s making it’s debut on Oct. 2nd (the same day as her fashion show premieres on Amazon Prime).

The 11-piece collection is comprised primarily of men’s underwear like boxers, boxer briefs and trunks with the Savage x Fenty logo waistband and in monogram prints, and includes a smoking jacket and satin pant also in a monogram print. Prices range from $12.92 to $69.95.

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According to reports, Christian worked on the collection with RiRi.

“I wanted to create men’s wear styles that everyone can wear,” Rihanna said in a statement. “And after Christian did such a great job at the 2019 fashion show wearing men’s, I knew we had to have him as a collaborator.”

Christian is the son of Diddy and the late Kim Porter.

Ciara Named New Weight Watchers Global Ambassador

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Ciara has joined Weight Watchers (WW) to help her lose the baby weight she gained during her last pregnancy.

The singer and mom of three said that she was hoping to use her new role to educate and inspire those looking to make lifestyle changes.

“After recently having my third child my life is more hectic than ever, and I know that I have to care for myself first, so that I can take care of everyone else,” Ciara said in a press release from the company. “I’m committed to setting a positive example for my children and to me, that means still eating the foods I love while making healthier choices. I’m just getting started, but I’m determined and I feel great!”

On her Instagram story, CiCi encouraged her followers to join her on her fitness journey.

“I’m a woman of ambition on a mission and I want to make it happen, I want you guys to join me on this exciting journey,” she said. “It’s going to be challenging, I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m ready for it!”

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CiCi and Russell Wilson welcomed their 2nd child together, Win Harrison Wilson back in July.