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*SCANDAL* Episode (2) Recap: “Dirty Little Secrets”

S1, E2 : “Dirty Little Secrets” 

Episode 2 picks up right where the first left off, as Olivia Pope takes on a new major client for the week. Washington DC’s number one madam Sharon Marquette, needs the Pope agency to protect her client list and plethora of assets from the Distract Attourney’s office. Dating back to 1986, the list contains a many senators and congressmen, even Supreme Court nominee and President’s pick Patrick Keating. Of course Olivia figures this connection out and dashes to the White House to alert the President’s team of the incoming media bomb, but not before having a standoff with antagonist JJ, counseling Mr. and Mrs. Keating (now new clients as well-duh), and assigning newbie agent Quinn to monitor Amanda Tanner in the hospital.

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5 Reasons To Get Into SCANDAL

Shonda Rhimes has done it again. With the debut of the slick new drama SCANDAL, viewers (I) may have discovered a new obsession. Actress Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, the problem-solving, “professional-fixer”, superwoman, legal authority and all-around bad ass. She and her team of intelligence operate stealthily throughout Washington, DC putting out the fires of public figures, politicians, and such. Based loosely on the life of Judy Smith, the drama is in abundance between the professional and personal lives of the “Gladiators in a suit.”

Here are (5) more reasons you should be obsessed with SCANDAL.

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*Review* Think Like A Man – LOVED IT!?!

    I attended the press screening of Think Like A Man, the anticipated film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestselling novel Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.

Now, I struggled to finish the book years ago as I found it sexist and wasn’t interested in Steve Harvey telling ME what to do in ANY of my relationships. So I was a cynic all day before the screening thinking it was going to be some simple foolery.

How wrong was I?! I LOVED the film? No. Really. I LUV-HED. The. Film?!

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Jerry Ferrera, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy (YUM), Romany Malco, Terrance J. and Gary Owen, this was a romantic comedy home run.

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*Review* “Hunger Games”: Bra-Vo.

  I had never heard of “Katniss Everdeen” before the pop culture marketing machine  cranked up for Hunger Games. Another young adult genre of best-selling book-turned-blockbuster-film was set for a spring release, but after skipping the Harry Potter craze (never seen a second of those Wizards- missmewiththat), and bored to tears by Bella & Jacob (UGH), I was honestly intrigued by HG previews. So, last Friday afternoon during an IMAX matinee, I treated myself to what everyone would surely be talking about all month long. GLAD I did.

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New Hip Hop Show on MTV Slated For Spring Debut

In case you assumed like many that MTV had forever replaced music dialogue with Jersey Shore footage, a new show about music is coming this spring. “MTV’s Hip-Hop POV”  will combine artist interviews, live performances and the latest news in hip hop culture and commentary.  The late-night show hosts include:
Amanda Seales (TV Personality/DJ/Artist/Comic)
Sowmya Krishnamurthy  (Journalist/Music Blogger)
Devi Dev (Sirius XM’s “Sway In The Morning” fame)
Charlamagne Tha God (NY Radio Personality/Twitter Celeb)
Bu Thiam (A&R of Def Jam known for work with Lady GaGa, Jay-Z & Kanye West/Akon’s little brother)
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Fresh Offering: New Film “Life, Love, Soul”

The new film “Life Love Soul”,  currently being screened in major cities across the country, is generating buzz and critical acclaim. A coming-of-age tale about 17-year old honor student “R0osevelt” who deals with the sudden tragedy of his mother’s death, turning his world upside down and forcing him to deal with his estranged father. Ro0sevelt struggles to become a man making crucial life decisions and remembering his mother’s foundation. Starring Jamie Hector, Chad Coleman, Tami Roman, Terri J. Vaughn, Egypt Sherrod, Robbie Tate-Brickle, and Mia Michelle.
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