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Toni Branxton To Be Honored At 24th Annual NAACP Awards

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The Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP branch and its partners Wells Fargo, The City of Los Angeles (Councilman Bernard Parks) and Rent-­A-­Center announced today that music superstar Toni Braxton will receive the prestigious Spirit Award, presented by life time friend, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds at the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The show will take place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 17, 2014.

Each year the Spirit Award is presented to an individual who brings energy, tenacity, innovation, commitment, talent, and of course, spirit, to the theater scene. Toni’s mesmerizing performance in the Broadway musical “After Midnight” alongside Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, serves as a true testament to her talents.

“Toni Braxton is an amazing talent. Six Grammy Awards, Nine Billboard Music Awards, Seven American Music Awards, Television Actress and Broadway,” said Tia Boyd, Executive Producer of the NAACP Theatre Awards. “ We are thrilled to show our admiration and will highlight her theatrical career in a momentous way.”

Actress Kym Whitley, star of Oprah’s OWN network “Raising Whitley”, is set to host this year’s awards show. Regional President of Community Bank, John Sotoodeh will receive the President’s Award and Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo, Byron Reed will be honored with The Community Service Award. The night will also feature special musical performances, and several award presenters such as star of the new erotic thriller “Addicted”, Sharon Leal, cast members from NBA player LeBron James’ new cable series “Survivor’s Remorse”, Tichina Arnold and Teyonah Parris, Lamorne Morris of Fox’s “New Girl”, Shanola Hampton of “Shameless”, Jay Ellis of “The Game” and Cocoa Brown of Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club”.… Read the rest

Love The Simpsons? You Must Download Simpsons World

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I was not able to watch every single episode of The Simpsons when it came on FXX. Like most adults we have jobs and my TiVo didn’t have enough to support 25 years. Yes, I said TiVo.  Luckily the folks over at Fox recognized this and have teamed up with Gracie Films to create Simpsons World. No, it’s not an interactive version of Matt Groening’s 20th Anniversary book. The app Simpsons World is powered by FXNOW. With it you will be able to watch every single episode of the Simpsons at  your leisure.

 

 The app is available on today. After you watch all the episodes you will feel like a changed man or woman. The goodness does not stop there either. You can make Simpsons playlists. You can search to find that moment you want to relive again. Thus making your own greatest hits. Recently aired episodes will be added the day after they air. Now for the bad news. You must be a cable subscriber to use the app.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer is amazing

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A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.

The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.

HBO is going cableless. No subscription needed

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You have waited long enough. The time has come for cord cutters to be free of one of the last few obstacles in the way of cableless bliss. HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler has confirmed that the company will start selling a digital version of its service in 2015. The best part is the service won’t require a pay-TV subscription. Seems that Netflix getting all those awards for its shows and building a massive subscriber base is starting to name the network nervous.

 

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“That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO.

“So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners.  And, we will explore models with new partners.  All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.” ~HBO CEO Richard Plepler

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