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Teen author pens eye-opener for ‘rare adult’

Teen author pens eye-opener for ‘rare adult’

by Nona N. Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

I have always prided myself on my ability to relate to young people. I am the one they come to when they can't talk to their parents. I understand young people. I am the rare adult who actually gets it!

That was my self-proclaimed status.

When I sat down with teen author Angel Ray and five other teens, I found out that I couldn't have been further from the truth.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ to TV? Please, arrest that idea!

Not too long ago I read a report where Eddie Murphy was considering doing another installment of "Beverly Hills Cop." Yes, "Beverly Hills Cop 4." I remember thinking to myself, "NO!"

I really enjoyed the first "Beverly Hills Cop." I actually enjoyed "Beverly Hills Cop 2". When it came to "Beverly Hills Cop 3," however, I was just a little disappointed. It seemed as if they ran completely out of ideas.

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Music makes the world go around

by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
NNPA News Service

When you and I talk about technological leaps and bounds, frequently we're focused on the way we communicate with each other. And, I write here a lot about what we watch and how we watch it. But, let me ask you this: What are you listening to today, and perhaps, even more interestingly – how are you listening to it?

My assumption that you are indeed very likely to listen to music today is an educated one, as results from new Nielsen Entertainment and Nielsen 360 studies show that music is an everyday activity for most people in this country.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/30/2012

For movies opening Aug. 31, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Lawless" (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity and graphic violence) Prohibition Era crime saga revisiting the real-life exploits of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke), a ruthless gang who ran a thriving moonshine operation in the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia where they crossed paths with a crooked Deputy Sheriff (Guy Pearce) demanding a cut of the take. With Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska.

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‘Sparkle’: A movie for every woman

‘Sparkle’: A movie for every woman

by Stephanie Gatewood
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Resilience, domestic violence, shattered dreams and the reality of life are all elements from the movie "Sparkle," starring Whitney Houston and co-starring Jordin Sparks. And as the film enjoys its run on the big screen, many communities are dealing daily with those elements in real life and real time.

The character Sparkle, played by Jordin Sparks, is insecure, talented and badly wants to gain the approval of her single parent mother, Emma Anderson (Whitney Houston).

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TV One sets ratings record with ‘R&B Divas’ premiere

TV One is pumped up over the announcement that its newest reality series "R&B Divas" delivered the most watched original premiere in the history of the network.

The series, airing Monday nights at 9 p.m. CT, tells the real-life story of five multi-talented, beautiful R&B stars – Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt looking to reclaim their place in the musical spotlight.

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Daytime TV talk: more Steve and ‘less’ Wendy

I look forward to the day when I get that call from Hollywood saying, "Myron. We'd like to give you your own daytime talk show! We would also like to pay you a truckload of money to do it!" However, until that time comes, I guess I will settle for checking out the daytime TV talk show hosts who have already gotten that call.

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