Many of you know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy –nominated hit song “I love Your Smile” and Actor Flex Alexander from his hit tv show “One on One”. They are a powerful duo who has achieved what most have in a lifetime but have also overcome challenges and are still standing after 14 years of marriage. They are the stars of the new Reality Show “Flex & Shanice” which premiers on OWN TV November 1st 10/9 central. You want to tune in.
VH1: Los Angeles, CA — Building on the ratings success of last year’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” VH1 has green lit its next scripted movie, “Drumline: A New Beat” (tentative title). Entertainer and producer Nick Cannon joins movie producers Wendy Finerman, Jody Gerson and Dallas Austin, producers of the original Drumline feature film from Fox 2000, as executive producers on the project. Cannon also will appear in the movie, which is being penned by Regina Hicks and Karin Gist. Principal photography will begin in the spring, targeting a Fall 2014 premiere. The movie is produced by VH1 in partnership with Fox Television Studios.
“Drumline: A New Beat” will eschew a sequel format, instead focusing on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown rivals.
“DRUMLINE was not just a successful film; it was a cultural happening,” says Nick Cannon. “Even though it was released over a decade ago, I am constantly approached by people on the street who tell me how much of an impact it made on them. As a producer, my thought was, ‘How do we create an updated version that would translate to today’s audience and still feel fresh and original?’ Adding a female lead character really makes sense and VH1 is the perfect network to partner with on this modernized take on what is considered a unique and classic film experience. ”
“’Drumline’ has become one of those beloved cornerstone films for a generation, always generating high ratings when we air it on VH1,” said Susan Levison, Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Production, VH1. “We’re beyond excited to revisit that ‘Drumline’ magic with Nick Cannon, Wendy Finerman, Dallas Austin and Jody Gerson to create a film that features a strong, relatable storyline, great music and a little nostalgia — all of which viewers have come to expect from a VH1 original movie.”
“Drumline: A New Beat” is the latest project fueling VH1’s successful momentum into the scripted arena. VH1 delivered the highest-rated original cable movie of 2013 among adults 18-49 with “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” 4.5 million total viewers tuned in for its October 21 premiere, which earned a 2.9 rating in the A18-49 demo and scored as the most-tweeted TV topic that day, generating over 2 million tweets. VH1 also had the highest-rated new scripted cable series last summer in the adult 18-49 demo with its freshman series “Hit The Floor.” VH1 has carried that ratings success into 2014 with the third season premiere of “Single Ladies,” which ranked first in its time period among non-sports cable networks with adults 18-49, women 18-49 and women 18-34.
In addition to Nick Cannon, Wendy Finerman, Jody Gerson, and Dallas Austin, “Drumline: A New Beat,” will be executive produced by Maggie Malina and Michael Goldman. Susan Levison and Jill Holmes will executive produce for VH1.
LANCASTER, CA – Total Deliverance Church, the fastest growing church in the Antelope Valley announces the first inception of the Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival event which will take place on Saturday August 30, 2014 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the American Heroes Park located at 701 W Kettering Avenue Downtown Lancaster, CA. The goal for this event is to become the epitome of outdoor gospel experiences for the urban community in the Antelope Valley.
“Praise in the Park is going to be an Epic event for the entire family”, says Bishop Avery Austin of Total Deliverance Church. “The fun, joy and laughter will be remembered for a life time. We must bring events of this magnitude to our community to keep peace and empowerment alive.”
The Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival will consist of a fun day of live music, food, and activities for youth such as bouncers/jumpers, face painting, basketball, comedy, giveaways, back to school drive and much more.The main attraction throughout this entire event will include special celebrities and Grammy Awards Nominated Artists like Kierra “Kiki” Sheard of BET’s Sunday Best, Stellar Award Winning Artist Jonathan Nelson, Christian Band The Outsiders of Palmdale, Jamelle Jones & F.R.E.E.D, Markita Knight & Southern California 1st Jurisdiction Choir, and many invited guests such as Actor Flex Alexander, Keke Palmer, Actor Tyler Lepley and more. The event is hosted by Comedian Barry Brewer and Grammy Award Winning Artist Adrian Anderson of Trin-i-tee 5:7.
The Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival will impact over 3,000 people from across the Antelope Valley and its surrounding areas. Lunch will be provided for all VIP attendees as well as many prizes and give-a-ways. A percentage of gross proceeds give aid with the continuous effort of feeding over 1200 homeless souls each month, providing sober living homes with toiletries and materials in the Antelope Valley Community. There will also be a Back to School Giveaway where sponsors can donate items to assist with getting youth ready for school in the fall.
Businesses are encouraged to partner by giving a financial donation, securing a vendor booth at the park, providing in-kind donations and placement in the program catalog for day of event. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids ages= 8-17 pay $5 and youth ages7 and under are FREE. VIP tickets are available for $35. Visit http://www.avpraiseinthepark.com more details.
For more information or to become a Sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets going on sale Monday July 7th, 2014.
The driver of the Wal-Mart truck that crashed into Tracy Morgan’s limousine van June 7, killing one passenger and critically injuring the comedian and two others, had been driving for almost 10 hours and was going 65 mph in a 45-mph speed zone just before the crash, according to federal investigators.
“A preliminary review of the data showed that the (truck) was traveling at 65 mph for the 60 seconds preceding the collision with the Mercedes-Benz limo van,” the National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report on the crash. “NTSB investigators are correlating these data with the physical evidence.”
The truck driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault. He has pleaded not guilty. Morgan’s condition was upgraded to fair this week.
The preliminary report says that electronic log data show that Roper “had logged 9 hours 37 minutes of driving time when the crash occurred. With respect to the maximum 14-hour consecutive duty period for commercial motor vehicle drivers, the driver had logged 13 hours 32 minutes at the time of the collision.”
NTSB’s preliminary report says that the speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike where the crash happened had been lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph because of construction work. The crash came as Congress considers rolling back tightened federal restrictions on hours-of-service and rest rules for commercial truckers.
When 90s pop singer Shanice & actor Flex Alexander hit troubled times, they took drastic measures and moved their extended family into a rental house. Now the fun and drama run high in a very full house, especially due to Flex’s opinionated mother-in-law.
Tune in to the premiere of Flex and Shanice on Saturday, May 31st @ 10/9c.
Los Angeles, CA – theHELPPPPagency has partnered with the historical Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA and are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon, celebrating the Untold Stories of FAITH in Hollywood. The star-studded event will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 from 12 pm to 2pm at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, with a red carpet and pre-reception beginning at 11a.m.
“The idea was to produce an Inspirational Awards Luncheon that celebrates the UNTOLD STORIES of FAITH during Oscar Week. A time when everyone is reflecting on all their hard work and the FAITH it took to get them there. I wanted to recognize and celebrate them and at the same time raise awareness and funds in support of the fight against Domestic Violence“.says Tomeka B. Holyfield, GGTH Creator/Executive Producer
Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr. will receive the notable “Living Legend Award” this year during the 5-star Awards Luncheon in West Hollywood. Several Celebrities are slated to be in attendance at what has become the MUST pre-Oscar event to attend during the Academy Awards week in Hollywood.
Past Honorees include Actress Marla Gibbs, Emmy Award Winning Actress Loretta Devine, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actor Terry Crews, Producer/Director Bill Duke, Sr. VP of Sony Pictures- Producer DeVon Franklin, and legendary theater Producer Curtis Jones.
Past Performers include Grammy Award winning artists Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Mary Mary (Erica Campbell), Stellar Award winning artist Gospel Saxophonist Angella Christie and Ami Rushes to name a few.
Join us as we celebrate the FAITH that fuels our TENACIOUS ENDURANCE!
BET Networks and ICON MANN today announced a partnership to celebrate the positive impact that Black men are making domestically and across the globe with the launch of ICON MANN™ “28 Men of Change.” ™ This special Black History Month initiative will share the journeys of 28 contemporary trailblazers whose formula for success includes empowering others, and who credit their personal and professional advancement to their continued investment in philanthropy.Each day, beginning February 1, 2014, BET Networks will feature the personal story of one of the “28 Men of Change” ™ with 2:00 minute vignettes on BET and Centric. BET.com will offer viewers original videos, photographs and editorial features on these inspirational figures, providing a personal and in-depth interview detailing how they have combined their passion with their purpose.
The diverse list of celebrants recognizes men from multiple countries and a wide array of industries spanning entertainment, business, art, law, finance, medicine, science, politics, education and professional sports. Each individual selected continues to inspire many different generations with his vision, ability, commitment and success in creating positive changes throughout the world.
The group of honorees selected for the inaugural ICON MANN™”28 Men of Change” ™ include (in alphabetical order):
1. Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
2. Nick Cannon, TV Host, Writer, Director, Executive Producer and Philanthropist
3. Lee Daniels, Film Producer and Oscar-Nominated Director
4. Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, Grammy Award-Winning Record Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
5. Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Cook County Hospital Chairman of the Division of Urology
6. Nyjah Huston, Professional Street Skateboarder
7. Charles Jenkins, Pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
8. Ron Kirk, Sr. Council of Gibson Dunn and Former U.S. Trade Representative
9. Edward Lewis, Co-founder of Essence Magazine and Latina Magazine
10. Ndaba Mandela, Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation
11. Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut
12. Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and Principal, Capital Preparatory Magnet School
13. Nile Rodgers, Musician, Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
14. Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
15. Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and UNICEF Ambassador
16. Gary Simmons, Artist
17. Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer and Director
The remaining honorees will be revealed each day during the month of February 2014.
Founding Partner of ICON MANN™ Tamara N. Houston comments, “There is so much wealth and inspiration within our Black Diaspora, of good men, great men being leaders within the community, the home, across the nation and around the globe. It is time we start to shine the spotlight on them and focus on what is possible. We are thrilled beyond measure with the support that Louis Carr and the entire bet family have provided ICON MANN.”