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Styling In NYC: Naomie Harris In Valentino & Christian Louboutin At The ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Premiere

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Finally, the beautiful Naomie Harris makes her YDBR debut! Last night Thursday (November 14), the 37-year-old British actress attended the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC.

In the film, Harris will star as Winnie Mandela and Idris Elba will star as Nelson Mandela. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society“.

The film hits theaters November 27th.

For the movie premiere, Harris got glammed-up in a Valentino Blue & Red Long Sleeve Floor Length Gown from the fashion house’s  Spring 2014 collection. Her gown was accessorized with blue Christian Louboutin pumps and a black clutch.

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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain DVD Release 10/15

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On October 15th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is releasing Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain on DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack.

Capturing the laughter, energy and mayhem from comedy superstar Kevin Hart’s 2012 global concert tour, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand, Digital HD and Pay-Per-View October 15 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, Codeblack Films and Hartbeat Productions. Filmed live in New York City at two sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden, the film captures Hart’s hysterically funny live performance as he explains his unique view on the world in laugh-out-loud detail. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain has generated more than $32 million in domestic theatrical ticket sales to date, and earned over $10 million dollars opening weekend, becoming the 4th top-grossing stand-up film of all time.

Kevin Hart (TV’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Think Like A Man) is center stage again in this follow-up to the successful 2011 theatrical release Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain delivering over an hour of gut-busting, tear inducing laughter that will give audiences a new perspective on the world around them. Including two featurettes and music videos inspired by the film, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain will “keep you laughing” (Essence.com) and will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.

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You’re Invited To Enter To Win Advance Screening Passes To Attend The Upcoming Movie ‘Riddick’

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Wednesday, September 4th

7:30PM

At a Manhattan Theater

For your chance to enter to win, click  here: 

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Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx).  Diesel reprises his role as the antihero

Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless.  Soon,

however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s

encountered.  The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who

rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of mercenaries, more lethal and violent, while the second is

captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal.  With time running out and a storm on the

horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state and local regulations apply. Entries must be received by Friday, August 30th 2013 via email. Winners will be selected via random drawing and notified by email. One prize per person per household. # prizes available. ARV of prize is $25.00/each. Employees of all promotional partners, their agencies and those who have received a prize within the last 90 days are not eligible. Universal Studios, 43KIX, Allied-THA and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. A recipient of prizes assumes any and all risks related to use of prize and accepts any restrictions required by prize provider. Prizes cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part.

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Official Trailer: The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

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Codeblack film’s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete will be releasing to select theaters on October 11, 2013. Alicia Keys makes her producing debut as an executive producer for the film and fellow musical talents Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks also play starring roles.

Other notable talent for the film includes Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey WrightAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and newcomer Skylan Brooks. The film is a coming of age story about two urban inner city boys who are forced to fend for themselves after their mothers are taken away by authorities. Check out the official trailer below:

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VH1 Releases The Trailer To “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; Plus Lil Mama To Join The Group

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After selling over 65 million records worldwide, being the best-selling female R&B group of all time, and having the highest grossing tour by a female group in history; TLC is finally ready to share their story. VH1 releases the trailer to CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. The biopic premieres on the network this Fall 2013 (October). In the film, Drew Sidora (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins), Lil Mama (Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes) and Keke Palmer (Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas), re-enacted 90’s R&B duo TLC as they rise to fame from their early inception in Atlanta, to recording studios, live performances, the Grammy Awards and the tragic death of Left Eye. The film was shot in Atlanta and the girls are lip synching to TLC’s music.

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Earlier today, T-Boz and Chilli held a press conference with Lil Mama, where they announced that the female rapper and former America’s Best Dance Crew judge will be joining them on stage, in place of Left Eye, at the ‘Mixtape Festival‘ in Hershey Park, PA this weekend.

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Below is a sneak peek of TLC’s biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

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Fabolous & Ne-Yo Attend Kevin Hart’s ‘Let Me Explain’ Premiere In New York City

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Last night Wednesday (June 19), I traveled from my Northern, New Jersey apartment to Manhattan’s Regal Cinemas in Union Square for the premiere screening of Kevin Hart’s upcoming comedy film, Let Me Explain, slated to arrive in theaters July 3rd. In the film, Hart travels the world during his ‘Let Me Explain‘ tour in 2o12. The biggest highlight of the film was when Hart performed for a sold-out crowd at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. During his stand-up performance, Hart got emotional and cried at the end because he achieved one of his biggest dreams which was to perform at MSG. Peep the pics below:

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Amar’e Stourdamire “In The Moment” Premiere Featuring Carmleo Antony, Tyson Chandler, Chris Copeland & Rachel Roy

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NBA player Amar’e Stoudeamire of the New York Knicks took some time off the court to celebrate the EPIX premiere of his In The Moment film. His pregnant wife, Alexis, and teammates Carmleo Antony, Tyson Chandler, Chris Copeland and fashion designer Rachel Roy accompanied him during the Tribeca Film Festival. Sports Analyst Stephen A. Smith interviewed Amar’e during the event. Peep the pics below:

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Come Join Us For The ‘PAIN & GAIN’ Advance Screening In NYC

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Paramount Pictures is releasing PAIN & GAIN on April 26th, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. It is based on a true story of three personal trainers fighting for the American Dream.

There will be an advance screening on Tuesday, April 23rd  in NYC at 7:00PM.

For your chance to receive a pass, visit http://www.gofobo.com/RSVP and enter the code: YDBR5X5A

Synopsis: From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain”, a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.

For more info, visit the official website http://www.painandgainmovie.com.

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Mindless Behavior’s ‘All Around The World’ Official Movie Trailer; Arrives In Theaters March 15th

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Teen R&B/Hip-Hop boy band ‘Mindless Behavior’ has been stirring up a frenzy wherever they go, singing and dancing their way into the hearts of millions as they travel across the US on their first major headlining tour. Coming from humble roots and rising to super stardom, Roc Royal, Ray Ray, Princeton and Prodigy hit the road for the biggest tour of their lives. From their early aspirations of becoming stars to fulfilling their wildest dreams, this concert documentary captures the movement that is ‘Mindless Behavior.

Produced by leading YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, this documentary provides a look at the group that even their most rabid fans have never seen before. It gives a glimpse into the making of Mindless Behavior from the start, allowing audiences to follow the journey of Roc Royal, Ray Ray, Princeton and Prodigy as they chased their dreams from the time they were very young, and to connect with the forces behind the Mindless movement like never before.

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Sexy In A Black Leather Top & Skirt: Kerry Washington Covers Ebony’s Scandal March 2013 Issue

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Successful Hollywood actress and George Washington University’s alumni Kerry Washington covers Ebony Magazine’s ‘Scandal’ March 2013 issue. On the cover, the Bronx native dressed sexy in a black leather alligator top and leather skirt. She is also working her big hairdo! In the cover story, Washington talks about her character Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal and the slave, Broomhilda, in Django Unchained. She compares those characters connection and how they relate to her personal life. This issue is now available on newsstands and below are some highlights:

On what she loves about Olivia Pope in Scandal:

In her professional life, she is so powerful and is this self-made woman…But in [Olivia’s] personal life, she is a mess and I kind of love that…I love that I get to embody all of that complexity because I also think it takes a certain level of progress for us to have a Black Woman that powerful be an emotional mess on television.

On the connection between Olivia and Broomhilda:

[Olivia] is the answer to Broomhilda’s prayers…I’m grateful that these two women on opposite ends of history, on opposite ends of their experience, both strong women but in such different ways, can exist at the same time.

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