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Opening today is the new holiday film from director Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, starring Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter, Eric Lively, Kathy Najimy and Alicia Witt. The film follows Madea who gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit for Christmas but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they get there.
'THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG'
Opening today is the second installment of director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films, The Hobbit: The Desolaton of Smaug, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage. The film follows Bilbo Baggins and his friends as they face their greatest danger so far, the dragon, Smaug.
Nelson Mandela Movie Dropping
Nelson Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba will be hitting theaters on Dec 25th in the U.S.
Golden Globe Nominations
The show will take place on January 12thon NBC.
SAG Award Nominations
Aka Screen Actors Guild Awards were also announced. The awards will be handed out onSaturday, January 18th and broadcast on TNT and TBS beginning at 8 pm ET. Best Male Lead Actor Noms includes:
Cast in a Motion Picture
Female Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta
Female Actor, Drama Series
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Essence has named Idris Elba the sexiest man alive. The actor, who has been on the big screen this year with roles in Pacific Rim and Thor: The Dark World, was also recognized for his talent and charm.
Fresh off releasing his latest album, Black Panties, R. Kelly has revealed that he’s already recording another. In an interview with Rap-Up, Kellz said he’s been working on a Christmas album called 12 Nights of Christmas for over a year, and that it should be ready for 2014.The proper follow-up to Panties is apparently halfway written. “It’s gonna be another 12 Play album,” he expounded. “It’s gonna be that type of album because there’s been a lovemaking album drought… and I’ve come to save the day.”
Fake Signer At Mandela Memorial - After Mandela’s memorial service on reports started flying that the sign language interpreter presiding over the ceremony was an imposter. 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie was accused of signing gibberish and has responded to the criticism by saying that he’s schizophrenic and suffered an episode during the service. During an interview he said that he was hearing voices and said, “There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry. It's the situation I found myself in.” Jantjie says that he is a “champion of sign language”. The government was in charge of the ceremony and said that they don’t know who he is despite the fact that he has signed two large African National Congress events in the past. Crazy!
Healthcare Numebrs Show Increases In Obamacare - The Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave a report on the progress of health care sign ups under the new Obamacare system. The number of people signing up for coverage via the healthcare.gov website has risen to about 365K but that’s still 800K short of the 1.2 million goal that was projected for this time. The sign-ups have been accelerating since the website’s rocky launch back in October but even at this increased rate it’s still doubtful that the 7 million goal will be reached by the end of March.Sebelius said, “HealthCare.gov is working faster, responding more quickly, and we’re able to handle larger volumes of concurrent users. Pages that once took eight seconds to load are now responding in under a second. The site’s error rate, which once topped 6 percent, has been driven down to below 1 percent. The 14 states that are running their own programs have also seen improvement signing up 227,478 last month compared to about 79K in October.
Time Says Celebrity Sneaker Deals Are Publicity Stunts - After both Kanye West and Drake announced their new sneaker deals with Adidas and Jordan respectively, Time Magazine has said that sneaker deals are merely publicity stunts for rappers not really a business venture- they site the limited number of sneakers that are actually sold under the rappers name. Some examples given were Kanye’s Air Yeezy II’s which only had about 5,000 pairs produced and had people bidding as much as $90K on Ebay A sports research analyst said “Part of what makes collaborations like this successful is very, very limited distribution. They create a lot of hype, they get mentioned in all the sneaker head magazines and blogs. There’s a lot of brand attention to it.” The article says that the main target customers are sneaker heads who will wait in long lines and pay top dollar “to buy a higher end product that others only aspire to have.” The author writes that while some celebrity sneakers see commercial and marketing success “It can be challenging for celebrities to create a line that has the year-after-year success of athlete-branded shoes.
Instagram Direct Messaging Is Here - Let the instagram ratchetry continue. Yesterday the social media site announced the launch of a new feature- direct messaging. Instagram Direct will allow users to privately send photos or videos to up to 15 of their followers. IG’s founder said, “Sometimes you want to be able to share not with everyone, but just a specific group.” The feature is similar to to ‘Snapchat’ in that the messages send in real time and you’ll be able to see which of your friends actually opened and viewed the image/ video. Even though Instagram has started to feature promoted images and advertising they say that for right now IG Direct will remain advertisement free.
'Time's' Coolest Person Of 2013 - Time Magazine has been announcing their ‘people of the year’. Pope Francis took away the main title of ‘Person of the Year’ while The Roots’ drummer Questlove has taken the title of the ‘Coolest Person of 2013′. Other people in the running included Bruno Mars, Rob Ford and Pharrell Williams but they ultimately decided on Questlove because, “We needed someone who was classically cool. A person in a hip-hop band, a music producer, a DJ. A man who has his own line of Nike sneakers and owns a hoodie shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A guy who has lived in Europe and loves art-house movies. A person who goes by many names, several of which have a question mark in them. We were so traditional in our choice that the 2013 Coolest Person of the Year has the most clichéd cool job in the world: he’s a drummer.” Also earning him his title were the two books he wrote this year, his composition of music for Comedy Central, his alternative musicians website, his DJing at a bowling alley every weekend, the fact that he’s the lead drummer for The Tonight Show and his DJing of 13 weddings this year including his runner up’s- Pharrell.Upon learning of his honor Questlove said, “Does it speak volumes that my first response is the high school nerd in me being afraid of if I’ll get any backlash from Kanye for getting this accolade?”
Air Jordan 12s Sell For 105k - A ball boy who was working the 1997 NBA Finals game between the Bulls and Utah Jazz was able to walk away with Jordan’s pair of Air Jordan 12’s. He recently put them up for auction and they sold for $105K. TMZ is reporting “MJ signed the shoes for a ball boy who worked the game ... and they eventually ended up for auction this month on Grey Flannel Auctions. The auction finally ended this morning.” The identity of the winning bid has not yet been revealed.
FDA Moves To Phase Out Anti-Biotics In Livestock - The FDA has announced that due to potential public health risks it will ask pharmaceutical companies to stop labeling human antibiotics as acceptable for growth promotion in livestock. Cattle, hog and poultry producers have been using antibiotics as a way to keep their animals healthy and make them grow faster. It the drug companies agree to help it will become illegal to use these drugs on animals and producers will need to get prescriptions to use the drugs for sick animals. Over time antibiotic resistant diseases have grown in animals and humans and consumers have started requesting antibiotic-free meat. An FDA representative made a statement saying, “We need to be selective about the drugs we use in animals and when we use them. Antimicrobial resistance may not be completely preventable, but we need to do what we can to slow it down." The new requirements will give the companies three years to comply.
The Most Retweeted Celebrity Of The Year Revealed - If you think its Justin Bieber, you're wrong. The most re-tweeted celebrity was actually Glee's Lea Michele, whose heartbreaking post about her boyfriend Cory Monteith was re-tweeted 408-thousand times. Other celebrities among the most re-tweeted were members of One Direction and the deceased Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker.
TMZ is reporting Khloe Kardashian will file for divorce from Lamar Odom today. She will apparently be citing irreconcilable differences. TMZ is reporting that Khloe has not been seen wearing her wedding ring since the video was posted and recently posted a photo on Instagram that suggests she may be about to pull the plug.
Social media went crazy last night after she released a surprise full album.The unexpected record titled, Beyonce has 14 tracks and 17 videos. It features appearances from Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Drake and even Blue Ivy.The album is
available exclusively on iTunes of $15.99.
Drake is being sued by Chicago concert company for pulling out of several concerts. According to the legal docs, Status Entertainment and reps of its partner company Show n Off Entertainment filed suit earlier his week in Cook County Circuit Court against Drake for $200,000.
Joyce tells Radar Online
“I’m out of it. Whatever Kandi does, it is completely her decision now. I wish her well. I just hope that this is the right choice for her.They have worn me down to the point where it has made me sick. I just don’t feel like Todd is the right choice. I think he’s manipulative…I’ve tried to shield my child , but i’m tired. I’m over it. I pray to God I’m wrong about him.If Kandi is happy, I’m happy. At the end of the day, she’s the one who will have to deal
with him not me.”
Oprah has revealed why she never had kids. She told The Hollywood Reporter, "If I had kids, my kids would hate me. They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."