"Not that much, a couple more
vacations and more flossing," laughs Omar Gooding ("Single Ladies") when asked what he'd do if he won $500,000
million in a lottery, which is the storyline of the Bounce TV original sitcom "Family Time." "Family Time"
also stars Angell Conwell (The Wash). Los Angeles native Gooding and Conwell (Soul Plan) are the Stallworth couple who wins
$500,000 in a lottery. It airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c. "I'd flip it in some way shape or form - give
some to grandma," said Angell about what she would do with the money. "Family Time" is created, produced and
written by Bentley Kyle Evans ("Martin," "The Jamie Foxx Show"). "There's nothing like stability
and peace of mind, and a home." This is the second season ...Read the full October 24, 2014 column ...>
Columbia Pictures' Fury is the
definition of bravery, in theatres October 17, 2014
Sensere is a Gospel band that has a fresh sound of Jazz flavored Inspirational music and they are carving their place in the
Gospel music industry one step at a time with performances on TBN's "700 Club," Grammy Award winner Dr. Bobby Jones'
BET "Bobby Jones Gospel," as well as touring with Patti LaBelle and Mary Mary. Sony and Warner
Bros veteran executive Eddie Pugh discovered the group in South Florida. The band was formed by musician/singer James "J
Dubb" Wright III - lead guitar player, drummer, bass player and keyboardist. "I'm the background
singer, I write the songs and produce," said J Dubb about his role in the band that has three singers in tow. "I
put the whole thing together...Read the full October 24, 2014 column...>
The NAACP 2014 7th Annual Beverly Hills - Hollywood
Theatre Festival honors plays and playwrights
I was invited to the red carpet
arrivals of the NAACP 2014 7th Annual Beverly Hills-Hollywood Theatre Festival honoring plays and playwrights by playwright
and friend LaRita Shelby (known on stage as Jazzy Rita). Shelby's play is titled "Expresso Café"
"The NAACP is the most loved and renowned civil rights organization and in their effort to bring quality in the work
world...it's absolutely marvelous that they are also bringing diversity in the performing and creative arts," said LaRita
Shelby, MS (Jazz singer, actress, journalist, and author) about the event. These playwrights had the honor
of having veteran actors perform in their 10 minute plays. Lou Beatty Jr. was in "Lady Patriot,"...Read the full October 24, 2014 column...>
Entertainmnt One Music has three
nominations for The Soul Train Awards 2014, Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell, and Kelly Price
(Los Angeles, CA) - Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), celebrates
3 nominations for the upcoming Soul Train Awards 2014, which will be presented by CENTRIC from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Garnering nominations for three award-winning artists across Gospel and R&B, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams and Kelly
Price have been honored with nominations in two award categories.
One Direction announces Eurp[ean
and North American Worldwide tour dates
(New York, NY) - Global superstars One Direction announced additional dates for the highly anticipated "On
the Road Again" 2015 stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support
of their new album "Four" (Nov. 17, 2014 release day). The North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off
on July 9th at the Qualcomm stadium in San Diego, Cali. The full 17-city North American tour includes stops in East Rutherford,
Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Seattle, amongst others.
Cedric 'The Entertainer',
D.L. Hughley, Eddie Giffin, George Lopez and Mike Epps set to honor Richard Pryor November 2, 2014
(Peoria, ILL) - "A
Night For Richard" is to take place November 2, 2014 in Peoria, Illinois. Spearheaded by George Lopez, "A Night
For Richard" will honor the legacy of Richard Pryor in a historic,one-night-only show at the SMG managed Peoria Civic
Center. Lopez has invited some of the biggest names in comedy to join him in honoring Pryor, including Cedric ‘The Entertainer',
D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, and Mike Epps.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE WEEK
Baltimore native SisQo, a six-time
Billboard winner/one-time MTV Video Music winner and four-time Grammy Award nominee, lead singer of the multi-platinum selling
R&B group Dru Hill preps for the release of his third studio album "The Last Dragon" (Dragon Music/Massenburg)
on Decmber 9, 2014 with the release of its first single "A-List" featuring rapper Waka Flocka Flame. SisQo has sold
over 30 million records. Watch the music video to "A-List" below!
(Los Angeles, CA) - Shelly Garrett's hit stage play "Beauty Shop" starring Kym E. Whitley returns to
the stage for one night only in celebration of its 25th year anniversary. Described as "the production that makes the
audience gasp for breath, holding their cramping stomachs, while laughing" Garrett does not disappoint. Viewers can count
on the laughter to become even more outrageous with the addition of its newest cast member, the hilarious Wendell James of
the hit docu-series "Raising Whitley" on OWN, which will be returning to television in January 2015 for its 3rd
James join's an all-star cast of comedic actors which include Kym E. Whitley, who also serves as
one of the Executive Producers, Coco Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Dorian Wilson, Jackie Christie and Retha Jones to name a few.
With this amazing cast the highly anticipated one night only show is expected to sell-out! The 25th Anniversary
of Beauty Shop will be held October 24, 2014 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, CA at 8p.m. For tickets info you
can go to Facebook.com/BeautyShopPlay or beautyshopplay.com.
As an actor and former KCAA talk radio show host Wendell
James star is shinning bright. Co-starring as Emmy nominated actress Kym E. Whitley's "Hollywood Husband" on the
hit docu-series "Raising Whitley", James along with a group of Whitley's chaotic friends called "The Village"
attempt to do something they never done before "raise a baby" together! "Raising Whitley" premiered April
20, 2013 on the OWN Network and after an overwhelming response, it is now in production on season two and scheduled to return
to Saturday nights on OWN in January 2015. Needless to say, James' over the top, straight talk with no chaser type personality
along with his fashion savvy has earned him a spot as the official fashion blogger for the show on OWN.com.
credits include: 35 & Ticking produced by actress Kym E. Whitley and Russ Par, My Super Sweet 16, The Life He Chose, Frankie's
Jewels, Dirty Laundry, Will & Grace, Dolls House and Breaking the Band. In theater Wendell, was also cast member in the
long-running, GLAAD nominated Off-Broadway play "Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love".