"Collaborating...with a producer
from London with Nigerian parents," said Michelle Williams (Grammy winning Destiny's Child), a Stellar, Image and Dove
Award nominated solo artist, about her fourth studio album "Journey to Freedom" (Entertainment One) producer's wide
range of musical styles and influences. The album is so outstanding I think the collaboration has started a new genre of Gospel
music that I am not sure what to call, but Hot Gospel. "What's in his head is very, very broad."
The producer she is talking about is Harmony Samuels (Fantasia, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland). "Journey to Freedom" offers
12 selections each "hot" enough to be singles. The first single release from the new album is titled "Say Yes"
and it features vocal support from Beyonce' and Kelly Rowland. It peaked at the top of Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs Chart. "I met him (Harmony) through Kelly Rowland," said Williams about her ...Read the full September 12, 2014 column ...>
Larenz Tate stars in the USA Network drama series ‘Rush,'
airs Thursdays at 9/8c
Larenz Tate stars in the new USA Network
original drama series "Rush" starring Tom Ellis ("Miranda") as Dr. Williams P. Rush, a renegade party-hard
physician who privately caters to the elite in Los Angeles, while trying desperately to keep their secrets. Tate plays Dr.
Alex Burke. The dramatic series premiered July 17, 2014. "'Rush' is a medical drama that comes on USA
Network on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m.," said famed actor Larenz Tate (Love Jones, Crash) about his new acting gig.
"I play a doctor. We are private doctors to the elite here in Hollywood to those who don't want their business in the
streets." "Rush" also stars ...Read the full September 12, 2014 column...>
BMI honored Christopher ‘Ludacris' Bridges
with the President's Award, provoking a heart-warming proud moment for all attending
"Chris and I are one in the same. We both
are Virgos; my birthday is a few days before his. We worked on Crash together, and since then we've been like the closest
homies - that's my boy," said actor Larenz Tate about Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges who recently received
the BMI President's Award at their 2014 BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards held at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for its over 600,000 members.
On that day over 30 BMI songwriters, producers and publishers were award the BMI R&B Hip-Hop Award which included Hit
Boy, DJ Mustard Chris Brown, Future, Eric Bellinger, Hollis Wear, Mike Will...Read the full September 12, 2014 column...>
Comedian Tommy Davidson
to perform at the Baltimore Comedy Factory September 18 - 20, 2014
(Baltimore, MD) - Tommy Davidson, comedian/actor, known for his role
in the groundbreaking hit comedy series "In Living Color" will be headlining at the Baltimore Comedy Factory from
Sptember 18 - 20, 2014. He just wrapped up his "Standing Ovation Tour" with Sommore, Bill Bellamy and Tony
Rock. He is currently preparing for a feature film on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. titled "Deconstructing Sammy,"
which he brought the rights to last year.
headlines PRS Guitars Benefit Concert for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center October 13, 2014
(Baltimore, MD) - On
Monday, October 13, 2014 Paul Reed Smith Guitars will host the 15th Anniversary of the acclaimed "One Night One
Show One Cause Benefit Concert," presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer
Center. This year's event will take place at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House in downtown
Baltimore, Maryland, and will feature an exclusive performance by Carlos Santana.
Williams is a Steller, NAACP Image and Dove Award nominee (and member of the Grammy winning/mult-platinum selling Destiny's
Child). She embarked on a solo career releasing two Gospel albums and one Pop. Recently she released her fourth album
and third Gospel project titled "Journey to Freedom". She is also an actress with credits that include Broadway
stage performances in Aida and Fela! Williams' new project, on Entertainment One, features Beyonce', Kelly Rowland, Tye Tribbett,
Lacrea, and Fantasia. The first single release off the album is "Say Yes" featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. Watch
the music video to "Say Yes" below!
(Los Angeles, CA) - Nickelodeon has
ordered a 20-episode third season of its hit family comedy "Instant Mom" for Nick at Nite and NickMom, it was announced
today by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's President of Content Development and Production. Beginning Oct. 2, 2014 season two of
"Instant Mom" will premiere in its new timeslot on Nick at Nite, Thursdays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The series also airs
during the adult-targeted NickMom nighttime comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel.
The multi-camera, scripted half-hour
series features Tia Mowry-Hardrict as Stephanie, a former party girl who becomes a full-time stepmom to three kids when she
marries the more traditional Charlie (Michael Boatman, Spin City). Stephanie manages to keep it all together using her own
unique style, never losing her sense of fun, and with the help of her mother Maggie (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), she learns
what being a mom really means. Rounding out the cast are Charlie's three kids played by Sydney Park (AwesomenessTV), Tylen
Jacob Williams and Damarr Calhoun. Instant Mom is executive-produced by Howard Michael Gould, Aaron Kaplan and Regina Hicks.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been in the public eye for over 20 years, gaining initial fame starring opposite her twin
sister Tamera Mowry-Housley in the hit comedy Sister Sister from Paramount Television. After graduating from Pepperdine University,
she made appearances in various projects, including starring with her sister once again in The Disney Channel's original movie
Twitches in 2005 and again in Twitches Too, two years later. In 2006, Tia landed the role of "Melanie Barnett,"
medical student turned wife of pro-football player on The Game, which landed her two NAACP Image Award nominations.
For three seasons, Mowry-Hardrict starred with her sister Tamera and executive produced the hit STYLE network series Tia
& Tamera, which set a record as the most watched series launch in the network's history. While filming, Mowrty-Hardrict
released her debut book Oh Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, and released a fitness DVD. With
her sister, she developed and launched their first product line entitled need and their first product MILKY! hit Destination
Maternity stores nationwide. Mowry-Hardrict also recently appeared in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film Baggage Claim and
is currently working on a joint project with her sister called "Twintuition," a series of middle grade books published
by HarperCollins Children's Books (due out April 21, 2015).
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming
block that features popular hit family comedies, including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, as well as Full House, George
Lopez, Yes, Dear, New Adventures of Old Christine and hit originals like See Dad Run, starring Scott Baio and Instant Mom,
starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
NickMom is a nighttime comedy block (10 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET/PT) for moms that airs on
the Nick Jr. channel. The block features a mix of original long and short-form programming including talk shows, stand-up
and sketch comedy, docu-series and more. Current series on NickMom include: Instant Mom, NickMom Night Out; Take Me To Your
Mother; Parental Discretion With Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, Undercover Cupid and The New Adventures of Old Christine. NickMom
is also a comedy and entertainment site with extensive content including short-form video, photos, editorial pieces and games.
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids.
It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming
and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films.
Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).