Mogul Spotlight: Shonda Rhimes

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American Screen Writer, Producer and Director Shonda Rhimes is Hollywood’s golden girl right now. She has owned Thursday nights on ABC since 2005 with the hits Grey’s Anatomy still running, Private Practice, 2007-2013 and the serial thriller Scandal 2012-Present. 

A Chicago native she attended Dartmouth College for undergrad and attained her master in screen writing from the University of Southern California. In 1999 she wrote on of my favorite movies “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”. She is one of my inspirations because right now I am coveting her life. I saw her production company ShondaLand’s offices on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and she has everything I want! A space to write and produce and a beautiful place for her children to be near her while she is working. Ahh, the American Dream!

Season 10 of Grey’s Anatomy is scheduled to premiere September 2013 and Season 3 of Scandal is set to premiere this fall on Thursday, October 3. I’ll be there with my twins in tow:)!

Go Shonda Go!

 

Watch the VH1 TLC Biopic Trailer

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story stars KeKe Palmer (Chilli), Lil Mama (Left Eye) and Drew Sidora (T-Boz) as the mega popular ’90s girl group.

The film covers the rise and fall of TLC from their humble beginnings to the present and is executive produced by both Chilli and T-Boz.

Check out the trailer for the film, which is set to air this October on VH1. Will you be watching this fall?

*This article is courtesy of Essence.com”

Sensual Saturdays’: Video of the Day

What can I say about Brandy… a triple threat, she can sing, dance and act. She is a grammy award winner and was America’s sweetheart all before her eighteenth birthday. Since her 1994 debut album, Norwood has won over 100 awards as a recording artist. In 1999, Billboard ranked Norwood among the top 20 of the Top Pop Artists of the 1990s. Many of her peers hold her in the highest regards and give her credit as their musical inspirations. With the release of her latest album “Two Eleven” she is showing improve! Here is Brandy with “Wildest Dreams”.

Enjoy!

 

Friday Ride Music

Today’s ride music comes from everyones favorite blue eyed songbird, Mr. Robin Thicke! This year he made his acting/ reality television debut on The Real Husbands of Hollywood and we got a chance to see his comedic side, he is really funny. I have to say I didn’t really like this song when it first came out, I think I was turned off by the video. But I heard it in the car the other day and it really grew on me! Plus, I re-watched the video and… I feel pretty much the same (I honestly just think it takes away from the song). Anyway, I love his music and his choices and growth as artist is amazing. His new album “Blurred Lines” is set to be released on July 30, 2013 . Here is “Burred Lines” featuring T.I. and Pharrell.

https://soundcloud.com/cmooremusic/blurred-lines-ft-t-i-pharrell

 

The Diary of a First Time Mom of Twins: Mom’s Laundromat Help Wanted

 

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So I have been a mom of twin boys since January 4 and I feel like I have been washing and folding clothes that aren’t mine ever since. For example, this morning I woke up at 5:30am fed babies and proceeded to wash bottles and clothes. Every week I swear there are two baskets one full of dirty clothes and the other filled with clean clothes that need to be folded. Usually, I am good at just going ahead and folding the clean clothes but for the past two weeks I must say I’ve been boycotting. Every Friday that basket is looking at me and I am finally overthrown.
Last month the boys started eating cereal and earlier this month we started them on the puréed fruits and veggies. So just imagine their clothes covered in the fruit of the week, my weekly wash load has pretty much quadrupled. This morning I had a revelation; this is what my life is going to consist of for the next 16-18 years and its only going to get worse when they start sports. Luckily, my boyfriend hasn’t required me to start washing his clothes…YET!
Help Me! I’m not mad at them, I’m mad at the damn basket:(.

Tamar & Vince Season 2 First Look

So is anyone else as excited as me for the season premiere of Tamar & Vince? I swear between Tamar and that Olivia Pope, they kept me sane (well kind of) while pregnant:)! I can’t wait to see what the diva has to say about pregnancy and motherhood. Hopefully she is as candid as only “Tamar” can be! I am so excited, I love her! Anyway season two premiers on WeTV in September 2013, no exact date at this time? I’ll definitely be tuning in!

Throwback Thursday Artist: Kelis

For the past couple of days I have been wanting to hear Kelis. I absolutely love everything about her from her hair (I definitely had the Bossy haircut when I was a freshman in college) to her voice.  She is definitely one of those artists that is missing from the game. A certified wild child and envelope pusher here is Kelis with her 2006 hit “Bossy” and here are “Brave & 4th of July Fireworks” singles from her 2010 release “Flesh Tone”.

Rock out!

Little Black Boy Wonder: Black Actors Pay Tribute to Trayvon Martin

Beautiful tribute for Trayvon Martin.

Open Letter

How can I look into the face of my two little black boys and tell them to dream and that they can be anything they want to be. When the American justice system still fails them centuries after the emancipation proclamation, reconstruction and years after the civil rights movement?

If I could put them in a bubble I would create a space and live there with them for eternity. Keeping them safe from the horror and pain of this world. How am I supposed to I give my boys hope and tell them to be all that they can be? Is it truth or is it lie? All I want for them is to be “GREAT”.

Please God protect them.

Stop the senseless acts of violence. Value life people.