If you are a fan of Parody Songs by Comedians Weird Al Yankovich or Dave Chappelle, you will love the spoof Artist Darlene McCoy did on Beyonce’s Single “Irreplaceable”. Very funny song of a Pastor being put on blast. Her most recent single “Take Me to Burger King” has garnered now over 140,000 hits on Youtube. Its a spoof of the hit song “Take Me to the King” by Actress & Artist Tamela Mann. This song is apart of her New Album “Random Foolishness” which showcases R&B and Gospel Hit tracks from well-known artists like Tupac, Kirk Franklin, James Fortune, Donald Lawrence and Yolanda Adams to name a few. Album releases Tuesday August 6, 2013 everywhere music is sold!!!!
The cover displays the media moguls along with a headline that reads “Dream big!” while the issue features an interview with the stars as they talk about personal power, handling criticism, and their thoughts on mixing business with friendship.
“We both know how rare this is. Where else in the history of our African-American culture have two really, really successful people who can do whatever they want said, ‘Let’s come together and be even more powerful—let’s take it to the tenth power?’” Winfrey says in the cover piece.
Perry, who has directed a plethora of both big screen films and TV projects, is now heading over to launch two new shows on Winfrey’s network OWN.
The shows will premiere on consecutive nights, beginning with The Haves and the Have Nots, on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET and the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor on Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET
William Levy proved he can steal hearts while shimmying on the dance floor and it looks like he’s ready to do so again with the announcement that he will star alongside Jada Pinkett-Smith in a new dance-themed flick.
Pinkett-Smith will both produce and star in the film titled “Salsa,” which shares the story of a woman who is at a crossroads in her life when she meets a smoldering salsa instructor, who sweeps her off her feet through Latin dance.
It’s a huge starring role for Levy, a telenovela actor who first became America’s sweetheart last year on “Dancing with the Stars.” Since then, Levy has appeared on screen in multiple commercial campaigns for Pepsi. He’ll next be seen in “Addicted” and Tyler Perry’s “Single Moms Club.”
And if the idea of a big screen Latin dance film seems like an unlikely smash success, think again. Vanessa Williams and Latin music star Cheyenne teamed up for 1998’s “Dance with Me,” which successfully introduced Cheynne to mainstream audiences and cemented Williams’ reputation as a sexy leading lady.
She was also sentenced Monday in Newark to three additional months of home confinement.
The 37-year-old South Orange resident pleaded guilty last year in the case.
During a forceful statement to the judge, Hill explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.
Before the sentencing, her attorney said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy the state and federal tax liabilities.
Hill had faced a maximum sentence of one year each of the three counts. Her attorney had sought probation.
It’s not clear when or where she’d report to prison.
Tamela and David Mann recently reaffirmed their wedding vows in front of loved ones in Dallas, Texas. The gospel singer and the actor/comedian, both 46, were legally wed in 1988 but never had a proper ceremony. “When we got married 25 years ago, we didn’t have enough money for a wedding,” explains Tamela, whose pastor married the couple in his study. At the time, the “Take Me To The King!” singer even had to borrow a ring.
This year, however, Tamela finally got her dream wedding. The bride “spent months” working with Binzario Couture to design the perfect gown. “I knew every intimate detail of it, but when I saw it at my final fitting last week, I lost it,” she recalls. “It was everything I could have ever dreamed of in a bridal gown.”
The ceremony and the reception was a labor of love for the couple, who began dating in high school and went on to star in a slew of Tyler Perry films. “We wanted a fairytale wedding, so we picked an enchanted forest theme,” Tamela says. With the help of KP Designs, the Grammy winners were able to incorporate live trees and “all kinds of flowers” in the decor. “We hosted everyone at the Joule Hotel because it had the feel we were trying to create — old-world romantic, beautiful, chic and lush — and a place everyone would love,” Tamela tells Us. “And it had space for a dance floor, which if you know David, was something we had to have!”
The Cake Guys created the couple’s wedding cake, and Christy Davison from Dallas’ Sweet Creations made the groom’s cake. Tamela — who starred in Perry’s hit television series Meet The Browns with her husband — says they wanted to “keep the invite intimate.” Their high school friend Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy attended, as did Timbaland and his wife Monique Idlett Mosley.
Tamela and David’s grandchildren each participated in the ceremony. “Our grand babies were dressed as little princes and princesses,” the bride says. “Our children weren’t happy they didn’t get to be in the ceremony, but they eventually were okay with it because their kids got to be on stage with us.” (The pair have three daughters and one son.) The Manns will star in a new reality TV series that will debut late 2013/early 2014. For exclusive pictures from their vow renewal ceremony, visit Us Weekly.
Los Angeles, CA – As a senior executive in the film industry and a man of faith, DeVon Franklin knows all too well the challenges of working in Hollywood and maintaining a high moral standard by not reducing one’s values in return for a chance at career advancement. Over the past 15 years Franklin worked his way up the corporate ladder, from Overbrook Entertainment intern to Senior Vice President at Columbia Pictures through hard work, fervent prayer and integrity. He addressed a packed room of aspiring actors, directors and producers at the Artist Resource Center in North Hollywood to make one thing very clear: You don’t have to compromise who you are to get where you’re going!
“Don’t want the job so bad that you compromise who God is to get it,” said Franklin. “The bible says do not be weary in well doing because you will reap a harvest in due season, if you don’t give up.”
Franklin noted that many times people of faith who desire to be in the entertainment industry have all the knowledge of God they need to succeed but lack proficiency in the industry once they land the job. During his own internship process, Franklin made it a point to “study to show thyself approved” by understanding the film industry and researching who the key players were at every production company and studio. Then, when Franklin had an opportunity to be in front of someone who could give him information to advance his career, he knew specifically what to ask to maximize the moment.
“We pray ‘Lord, green light my career,’ but we don’t want the preparation,” said Franklin. “In life, so much of what you need to get to the next level is in the preparation.” While waiting on the opportunity for advancement, Franklin emphasizes the importance of being of service in your current position. He contends that though your title may not qualify you to be a resource, you can always be of service by making the boss’ life easier. “When you serve somebody and do it with excellence, it will set you apart,” said Franklin, who made it a point to display a level of energy and enthusiasm in the workplace, even as an intern making coffee runs and lunch deliveries. “God wants to use you where you are to prepare you for where he is going to take you.”
Referencing his book, “Produced By Faith,” Franklin also shared how life and the pursuit of one’s career goals are much like the production of a movie. There is always a director, stars of the film, and a budget. Franklin said the person of faith will allow God to be the director of their movie; the stars are you, God and whomever you allow to play a leading role; and the budget is your humility, faithfulness and sacrifice. “God is saying in order for me to green light your movie, you have to be faithful,” said Franklin. “Commit yourself to serving God first with your gifts and he’ll do the rest!”
ARC Executive Director Toure’ Roberts stood in agreement with Franklin as he acknowledged that he also experienced an increase in favor when he yielded his life to God’s plan rather than his own ideas of success. “Deuteronomy 8:18 states that God has given you the ability to create wealth, and I know God has great plans for your life once you commit to the vision and the process,” said Roberts. “DeVon’s message is a challenge to remain focused and diligent while going through the preparation season. The race is not given to the swift, but to those who will endure.”
About the Artist Resource Center
The Artist Resource Center (ARC), located at 11039 McCormick Street in North Hollywood, offers free workshops and master classes taught by renowned executives in the entertainment industry. Past speakers have included casting directors Robi Reed, Lori Openden and Phaedra Harris, screenwriter Michael Elliot, music executive Chris Anokute, television executive Austyn Biggers, and actor Harry Lennix.
Additionally, the ARC features a 6-station computer lab where guests may sign-in to use the latest software for film editing, music editing, web building, script writing and graphic design. Visitors may also utilize a creative suite, film finishing lab, conference room, and a main area equipped to host special events, training workshops, and artistic development modules. The ARC is available for rent at reduced rates in order to allow artists to complete their projects and host meetings without traditional financial burdens associated with the creative process.