Mary J. Blige makes a classic with
‘A Mary Christmas' album release, featuring Barbra Streisand, The Clark Sisters, Jessy J and Marc Anthony By Eunice Moseley
"I love Christmas.
People are happier," said nine-time Grammy Award winning Mary J. Blige about the holidays. The two-time Golden Globe
Award nominee (Bobby, The Help) recently released a Christmas album, "A Mary Christmas," off of her own label Matriarch/Verve/Interscope
Records. The album features duets with Barbara Streisand, Jessy J, The Clark Sisters and Marc Anthony. "The album is
beautiful and you are going to feel...the Spirit of love and giving - what Christmas means to me."
Christmas must mean the same to me too for her song selections certainly say so. The varied styles will certainly make, "A
Mary Christmas," a classic with her versions of some of the world's favorite Christmas and Inspirational songs. The album
is executive produced by her husband Kendu Isaac with production and arrangement by David Foster. "People
have a whole lot of love and respect for each other, mankind (during the holidays). That's what I put into this. It's how
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Lachey stars in UP's ‘Guess Who's Coming To Christmas' to air December 8, 2013
Winner of season two of the hit dance competition "Dancing
With The Stars," 98 Degrees member, Drew Lachey stars in the UP Network original film "Guess Who's Coming To Christmas"
with MacKenzie Porter ("Christmas Rescue"). The holiday drama airs Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. EDT with
encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. "It's a great redemption story," Drew said about the role he has
in the UP original film for television. Drew plays Dax, an image tarnished Rock star with a high-maintenance girlfriend
Chelsea (played by Olivia Cheng) that through circumstances find himself and true love when he spends Christmas with a family
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American Hustle starring
Badley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Amy Adams opens in theaters December 20, 2013
(Los Angeles, CA) - American ,starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence,
Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, opens in Los Angeles and New York on December 13, 2013 and in theaters everywhere
December 20th. The Columbia Pictures' crime drala is directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay written by Eric Warren
Singer and Russell based on the FBI "ABSCAM" operation in the late 1970s.
Tye Tribbett wins first Soul Train
Music Award for hit single 'If He Did It Before...Same God'
(New York, NY) - Motown Gospel’s
Tye Tribbett wins Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance at the 2014 Soul Train
Music Awards for his hit single “If He Did It Before…Same God”
from his #1 album, GREATER THAN. This is Tribbett’s
first Soul Train Award win. The Soul Train Music Awards was taped in Las Vegas on November 8 and aired on the Centric and
BET Networks on December 1, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The show will re-air on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 on Centric and BET at
7 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. CT
Born Mary Jane Blige, but
known to the world as Mary J., the Hip-Hop legend (singer, songwriter, producer, actress) ,
recently released a holiday project, "A Mary Christmas," that has Blige singing duets with Barbra Streisand,
The Clark Sisters, Jessie J and Marc Anthony. Accompanied by the albums' producer, David Foster, the two-time Golden
Globe nominee surprises Starbucks' customers with four selections from "A Mary Christmas." Watch the live holiday
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
offers 'Superticket' to fans, screening is December 18, 2013
(Burbank, CA) - Paramount Pictures, with exclusive partners AMC Theatres and Fandango, is announcing a "SUPERTICKET"
offering on "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" The SUPERTICKET screenings, Wednesday, December 18, 2013, give
fans a chance to see the film two days early, ahead of its U.S. debut on December 20th.
Following a successful SUPERTICKET pilot program on "World War Z" this
past June, Paramount is now expanding the offering to a nationwide audience. Fans who registered at www.AnchormanMovie.com/superticket
ahead of the official on-sale date of Tuesday, November 26th will be the first to hear the full details about this exciting
offer from Ron Burgundy.
With the 70's behind him,
San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve
Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't
make it easy to stay classy...while taking New York and the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Produced by Judd
Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. Directed by Adam McKay.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opens in theaters everywhere
December 20, 2013.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
(PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content
company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of
some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage,
Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media
Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
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(Hollywood, CA) - The cast of Fifty Shades of Grey just got hotter. Singer-songwriter
Rita Ora will join the cast of Universal Pictures and Focus Features Fifty Shades of Grey in the role of Mia, Christian Grey’s
adopted younger sister.
Ora has been cast in Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of E L James’ best-selling novel “Fifty
Shades of Grey.” She will play the role of “Mia,” the adopted younger sister of Christian Grey.
The multi-talented Ora is predominantly known as the chart topping musician signed to RocNation Label.
In 2012, Ora made her mark on the music scene with her first breakout smash hit single “Hot Right Now,” which
was the first of three consecutive No. 1 singles.
Ora’s debut Platinum album ‘ORA’
also entered the U.K. charts at No.1, and subsequently enjoyed worldwide success. Ora kicked off 2013 with her own sold
out Tour and was nominated for an incredible THREE BRIT Awards. She was 2013 Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Year.
Ora is an Albanian-born British singer-songwriter born in Pristina, Kosovo on 1990. At age one her family decided
to move to the United Kingdom. She began singing and acting from a young age. In 2004, she appeared in the British
film Spivs. Ora has most recently made a cameo appearance in the recently released box office smash Fast & Furious
6. In addition, she was featured in significant campaigns for DKNY; she was handpicked by Madonna to be the face of
her “Material Girl,” fashion line; and she has been confirmed as the new face of Rimmel for 2014.
Ora’s forthcoming sophomore album is expected in the spring of 2014, with rumored collaborations with Calvin Harris
and many others.
Jamie Dornan will star in this hotly anticipated film adaptation in the iconic
role of Christian Grey and stars opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Joining them in the cast are Eloise Mumford
as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s
close friend, José; Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla; and Max Martini as Christian Grey’s bodyguard
and head of his security team, Jason Taylor.
Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are
producing alongside E L James, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing.
Kelly Marcel wrote the initial draft of
the screenplay with subsequent script work from Patrick Marber and Mark Bomback.
Managed by Sarah Stennett at Turn First Artists. She is represented by CAA for film.
Based on the #1 bestselling book “Fifty
Shades of Grey” by E L James, Fifty Shades of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey
and college student Anastasia Steele. “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a global phenomenon. The subsequent
novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” The trilogy has been
translated in 52 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold more
than 90 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.