Monthly Archives April 2021

Lauren Daigle Releases Live Version Of “Hold On To Me” Ft. AHI

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Last Thursday, two-time GRAMMY Award winner Lauren Daigle released the newest version of her latest single, “Hold On To Me – Live” featuring AHI.

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In a video released on apple music, the multi-platinum recording artist described the song as a good reminder after 2020 to come together and “remember that being with each other, and being there for each other, and holding each other up in the worst times — is what life is truly all about.”

Over the next several months Daigle will highlight and raise funds for several organizations that tie into scenes depicted in the “Hold On To Me” video. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to The Price Fund and be divided evenly among organizations to aid in their incredible work. For more information on The Price Fund visit www.ThePriceFund.org.

Source: Christian Beat

Watch: Netflix Blue Miracle Official Trailer

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Netflix has released the official trailer for the inspirational new movie Blue Miracle starring Jimmy Gonzales and Dennis Quaid.

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The film is based on the true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage after Hurricane Odile struck Cabo San Lucas in 2014, destroying much of the area and crushing the spirits of the young boys living there. With the never-ending faith of their caregiver, Omar Venegas, the boys are able to find hope again and persevere despite their circumstances.

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The soundtrack for the film is being produced by Reach Records. The soundtrack which will come out with the film, features music from Grammy award winning Reach Records artist Lecrae with label mates GAWVI, WHATUPRG & 1K Phew.

Michelle Williams Being Honored At “A Brilliant Mind Gala” In Atlanta

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Michelle Williams is being honored for her work around mental health during Silence the Shame inaugural “A Brilliant Mind Gala.”

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Michelle who has been open about her mental health struggles is using her story to help others.

The singer is releasing her memoir on May 25th titled “Checking In.” In it she shares her story on how getting real about depression saved her life. You can also check her on on her new podcast “Checking in with Michelle Williams.”

The gala which is being held virtually on May 5th, will also honor Charlamagne tha God, DJ D-Nice, and psychologist  Dr. Spirit.

The event also features special appearances by Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsGeorgia Senator Rev. Raphael G. WarnockCommonLecrae, Keri HilsonRonnie DeVoe, and clothing designer Kenneth Cole. There will also be a special performance from Anthony Hamilton, and a special 15-minute Club Quarantine set by DJ D-Nice.

Founded by music industry vet and speaker, Shanti Das, Silence the Shame, Inc. (STS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and educating communities on mental health and wellness.

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Log onto silencetheshame for more information.

Review: Netflix Film The Mitchells vs. The Machines

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I usually spend my Saturday mornings at the beauty salon, but this past Saturday I spent it watching a virtual screening of the animated Netflix film The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

Netflix film The Mitchells vs. The Machines

I have to be honest and say that animated movies are usually not my thing, but this movie had my attention from the beginning. The visuals were amazing!

I was glued to my laptop trying to figure out how the Mitchells were going to save the world from the robot apocalypse.

It all starts when Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is excited to leave home. When her overprotective dad insists on the entire family driving her to school to bond, they find themselves coming together to save the world from the machines.

Netflix film The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The very gadgets that they had come to depend on was now turning on them. Cell phones, laptops, roombas, etc..big tech had basically stored all of their weaknesses and was using them to capture every human on earth so that they could take over. Sound familiar? The movie even throws shade at Facebook and I was here for it..lol

Even though the movie was full of laughs and action, I found myself shedding a couple of tears towards the end. The message of family, hope, and believing in one another is just what we need during these trying times.

Oh and Katie Mitchell makes it to film school and her family is right there to send her off.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines premieres Friday, April 30th on Netflix.

CeCe Winans Hosting Online Mother’s Day Event With Mother & Daughter

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CeCe Winans is hosting an online Mother’s Day discussion with her mother Delores and daughter Ashley, who’s a new mom.

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On May 7th the ladies will discuss the joys, struggles, beauty, and hope found in motherhood in what is being called “Generations: A Celebration of Motherhood”.

“Join me for a special online event as I sit down with my mother and daughter for a meaningful Mother’s Day discussion. We will talk through the joys, struggles, beauty, and hope found in motherhood. Also, we will celebrate the generational impact and legacy of all mothers, both living and past,” she announced.

You can watch the event on her Youtube Channel Friday night, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Watch: Netflix Summer Movie Preview Official Trailer

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Netflix just dropped their summer movie preview trailer and let’s just say the streaming service is bringing the heat!

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Untitled Alicia Keys Project. Christina Milian as Erica Wilson in Untitled Alicia Keys Project. Cr. David Bloomer/ NETFLIX © 2020

The trailer includes the Alicia Keys produced romantic comedy Resort For Love starring Christina Milian which premieres July 29th.

Described as “a vacation for the eyes, heart, and soul,  Resort To Love follows Erica (Milian), an aspiring singer who lands a resident gig at a posh island resort and spa in Mauritius. Unbeknownst to Erica, her ex-fiancé Jason (Jay Pharoah) is getting married at the same location, and Erica gets roped in to performing at the wedding. As she tries to keep her past relationship a secret from Beverly, the bride-to-be, Erica begins to fall for Jason once again, and Jason’s brother Caleb (Sinqua Walls) strives to prevent them from rekindling their romance.

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FATHERHOOD (L-R): KEVIN HART as MATT, MELODY HURD as MADDY. Cr. PHILIPPE BOSSE/NETFLIX © 2021. 

Then there’s the Kevin Hart Sony drama Fatherhood which premieres June 18th. The movie is based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin. Based on a true story, the pic follows Hart as a single dad who brings up his baby girl after the unexpected death of his wife a day after their daughter’s birth.

Check out the trailer with all of the summer releases below:

Erica Campbell and Roland Martin Hosting Urban One Honors

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This year’s Urban One Honors will celebrate the accomplishments of African American women when it airs on Sunday, May 16th on CLEO TV.

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Hosted by Erica Campbell and Roland Martin, this year’s theme is “Women Leading The Change,” and will highlight the extraordinary contributions of women in business, media, health, politics, leading to impactful change within the Black community.

The event was created to acknowledge and pay homage to individuals and organizations whose work significantly impacts society and culture.

“I am thrilled to co-host this year’s URBAN ONE HONORS with Roland Martin,” said Erica Campbell. “I love anything that celebrates and exemplifies Black excellence, and I am grateful to Cathy Hughes and Radio One for continuing to honor our peers for doing the work that uplifts and inspires our community.”

https://youtu.be/lFpJ_Q-E2mc

Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress Going On Display

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Princess Diana’s wedding dress is going on display for the first time in 25 years.

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According to reports, William and Harry have given their consent for their mother’s iconic gown to be displayed at Kensington Palace as part of a Historic Royal Palaces temporary exhibition.

Titled “Royal Style in the Making,” the exhibition will examine “the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client,” according to the palace website. 

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When Diana married Prince Charles back in 1981, I remember staying up excited to see “the dress.” When she stepped out of that glass coach and started her walk is the moment I fell in love with cathedral length veils….and became #TeamDiana

Ciara and Kids Coach Mother’s Day Campaign

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Ciara and kids Coach Mother’s Day campaign is giving me all the feels.

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Alongside her children Future, Sienna and Win, CiCi is photo’d wearing a Coach denim dress and the luxury brands Ergo shoulder bag in natural. It retails for $495 on the site.

You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.- CiCi message to her kids.

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Also featured in the campaign are the brands ambassadors: Jennifer LopezAndie MacDowellPaloma ElsesserKōki and Yang Zi.

According to a Press Release, the campaign spotlights the positive impact mothers have on our lives and the importance of everyday recognition—this year more than ever—the campaign is additionally brought to life with a series of short films and photographs on Coach’s social channels featuring the cast with their family members. Highlighting the bond between mothers and their children, the series also encourages members of the Coach community to share messages of gratitude for the mothers in their lives.

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Trailer Is Here!

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The long awaited first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story was released during the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night.

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story

The musical tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony)and Rachel Zegler (Maria). The movie/musical will also star Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James.

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According to Variety, Spielberg’s adaption is said to stick closer to the original Broadway script.

From 20th Century Studios, The Walt Disney Company will release “West Side Story” in U.S. theaters on December 10th, 2021.

I can’t wait!

Demi Lovato Cutting Her Hair Freed Her From Southern Christian Norms

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Demi Lovato did something most Southern Christian women just don’t do.

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She cut her hair off!

During an interview on the Drew Barrymore show the singer shared how doing the big chop helped to free her.

“I just wanted to free myself of all of the gender and sexuality norms that were placed on me as a Christian in the south.”

Lovato continued,

“And when I cut my hair I felt so liberated because I wasn’t subscribing to an ideal or belief placed upon me to be something that I’m not.”

Demi went on to share with Drew Barrymore that she’s the happiest she’s ever felt.

At the end of the day that’s all that matters!