The Pulse of Entertainment:
Iconic Luenell to be Honored, Appearing on ‘Lopez' and in New Films
"Her style is not similar to mine but
her struggles are similar. I watched Moms (Mabley) when I was young. She was the only female women of color that did stand-up,"
said iconic comedian/actress Luenell about the woman whose name adorns the honor she will be given on August 24, 2017 at the
LOL Comedy Honors in New York - the "Moms Mabley Legacy Honor." Luenell, as a comedian,
is known for her unfiltered comedy, distinctive voice and short blond hair, reminiscent of SisQo. Luenell passion was always
acting, that passion motivated her to love to Los Angeles from her hometown of Tollette, Arkansas. Through a series of events
while living in Long Beach she ended up doing stand-up as a dare. She was so good she garnered opening act gigs with D. L.
Hughley and Robin Harris. After making a name on the stand-up comedy circuit she went back to her acting passion landing a
role in The Rock starring Sean Connery in 1996 and Borat starring Sacha Barton Cohen in 2008, which propelled her to icon
status. Of course because she is not only black but a female she is still waiting for the iconic worldwide recognition (and
may be money) that should accompany the title. " I can image what she (Moms Mabley) went through
about her money. She was a pioneer. I am honored that anybody is thinking of me. We (women) are often an after thought...'oh
yea Wanda, oh yea Monique'. So I am just proud," Luenell said sincerely. Luenell's management
services only her and her steady progress shows that this is the case. Luenell also gives credit to her iconic achievements
to her first publicist, a dear friend of mine, Eugenia Wright. Eugenia was able to get Luenell (and clients I consult in entertainment
business/PR) on red carpets in front of media from all over the world and in major award show gifting events so that she could
mingle with the Hollywood elite. "Her (Eugenia) birthday and my daughter's birthday are on
the same day," she added. Luenell made history recently when she had a photo spread in Penthouse
Magazine. She wanted to show full size women that they are still sexy too. "I'm excited about the Penthouse spread.
I am the first black woman of my age and my size...Read
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Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist
Smokie Norful to Release First Book 'Take the Lid Off' September 5, 2017
(Nashville, TNN) - In "Take the Lid Off" new book by Grammy Award winning Pastor Smokie Norful he outlines
four steps that help us to relieve the pressure and draw closer to God in the process. Norful is the founder and pastor
of Victory Cathedral Worship Center, a congregation of 5,000 members with three campuses in the Chicagoland area. The premise
behind Norful's new book "Take the Lid Off"is to trust God, release the pressure, and find the life he wants for
you. It will be publish by Thomas Nelson pn September 5, 2017.
Lionsgate to Release 'Wonder' Based on the New
York Times Bestseller November 17, 2017
York, NY) - This fall Lionsgate is bringing to theatres on November 17, 2017 Wonder
a film about kindness and courage. Wonder is based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder. It tells the incredibly inspiring
and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy whose heart is bigger than his differences.
Wonder brings Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay to our screens as leading
actors, along with Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), Nadji Jeter (Grown Ups, Reed Between the Lines) and Millie Davis (The
Best Man Holiday).
"Journey to Love" by Eunice Moseley now Available at Barnes and Nobles.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
The Pulse of Entertainment coverage of the 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards' red carpet arrivals and performances
by Jeremih, Tasha Cobbs and Kyle. Biggy Smalls and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were honored. Watch some red carpet interviews,
that include Jimmy Jam and some of the show's performances below!
(New York, NY) - Top-selling artist Anthony Brown & group therAPy continue
to soar earning their second Billboard number one album with "A Long Way From Sunday." Heralded as the best Gospel
album of the year, the project has made an impact with audiences. The album debuts this week at #1 on both Billboard's
"Top Gospel Albums" and "Top Christian and Gospel Albums" Charts.
"A Long Way From Sunday" is the third release from Brown, and shows his continued upward trajectory
in his music career. Song after song, the album is balanced and well-rounded and is deserving of both critical and consumer
accolades. Featuring smash hits including the current top 10 single, "Trust In You," and the Warryn Campbell produced
"I Got That," as well as the additions of guest artists Sho Baraka on "Lost," (a fan favorite), Leandria
Johnson on "Consumed," and Jonathan McReynolds & Travis Greene on "Every Time," "A Long Way From
Sunday" is a strong and relevant project.
Brown will continue
to travel and promote the project all month at performances and appearances around the country including a special event this
week in Chicago. Brown & group therAPy will appear at "The Music Experience" on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at
the DuSable Museum of African American Art.
Never one to sit on
his on his laurels, Brown continues to innovate and expand his brand. He recently launched a new inspirational web series
called "Road To Victory" which airs each week on his official YouTube channel (Visit AJBLive). Brown also landed
a starring role in the national stage play "Mama's Boy," written and directed by Priest Tyaire. The touring production,
which also stars Johnny Gill, Robin Givens, Jackeé, Shirley Murdock and more, will kick off in September and run throughout
"A Long Way From Sunday" follows Brown's smash
album "Everyday Jesus" which garnered a historic 10 Stellar Awards and their first Grammy, BET, and Billboard Music
"A Long Way From Sunday" is available
here wherever music is sold and streamed.