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Pres. Obama and Trump let their guards down at White House

buzzz worthy. . . By Mona Austin President Obama and Donald Trump met for the first time on Thursday to begin talks about the official...


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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday Best auditions are headed to a city near you

buzzz worthy. . . There's a whole lot of shifting going on in the realm of reality TV singing competitions. Simon Cowell's "X Factor" won't be renewed for a fourth season, "AI" has had several shake ups with judges and Cee Lo Green won't be coaching on "The Voice" anymore. But, BET's Sunday Best is holding steady and gearing up to audition talent for its seventh season. Kicking off on March 1 in Houston, TX Sunday Best auditions will be held in four cities around the nation throughout the month. Auditioners must try out with a song from a pre-determined list of 25 traditional and contemporary selections. Before auditioning, ask yourself, "Does my talent stack up to the winners?" Past Sunday Best winners are Crystal Aiken, Y'Anna Crawley, Leandria Johnson, Amber Bullock, Joshua Rogers and reigning champ Tasha Page Lockhart. Then ask yourself if you are ready to face the discerning critiques of judges Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams. This is the competition where no strays are allowed, so make sure you are ready for the stiff competition. With the addition of the VIP Suite, 200 potential contests can forego standing in long lines and go straight to preliminary judges. CLICK HERE to find out how. Best of luck to all participants. More audition details are available below and at http://www.bet.com/shows/sunday-best.html SUNDAY BEST SEASON 7 AUDITION DATES Saturday, March 1 - Houston, TX New Light Christian Center Church 1535 Greensmark Drive Houston, TX 77067 Saturday, March 8 - Memphis, TN Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church 70 North Bellevue Blvd Memphis, TN 38104 Saturday, March 22 - Atlanta, GA The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway Decatur, GA 30034 Saturday, March 29 - Washington, DC Reid Temple A.M.E. Church 11400 Glen Dale Blvd Glen Dale, MD 20769 AUDITION SONG LIST 1. Balm In Gilead (Traditional Version) 2. Break Every Chain (Tasha Cobbs) 3. Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker) 4. The Battle Is The Lord's (Yolanda Adams) 5. Clean This House (Isaac Carree) 6. Come Ye Disconsolate (Traditional Version) 7. Draw Me Nearer (Traditional Version) 8. Holy Is The Lord (Chris Tomlin) 9. How Great Thou Art (Traditional Version) 10. I Will Trust In The Lord (Traditional Version) 11. It Pays To Serve Jesus (Traditional Version) 12. Jesus Paid It All (Traditional Version) 13. Just As I Am (Traditional Version) 14. Our God Is Greater (Chris Tomlin) 15. Put It On The Altar (Jessica Reedy) 16. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart (Traditional Version) 17. Take Me To The King (Tamela Mann) 18. We Must Praise (J. Moss) 19. What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Traditional Version) 20. You Brought The Sunshine (The Clark Sisters) 21. Holy Holy Holy (Traditional Version) 22. It is Well With My Soul (Traditional Version) 23. Saved, Saved (By His Power Divine) (Traditional Version) 24. In The Garden (Traditional Version) 25. Blessed Assurance (Traditional Version)
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Micheal Sam addresses questions about coming out at NFL Combine

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Michael Sam addressed questions about potentially being the first openly gay person in the NFL at the Combine today.  The All American Defensive Lineman from Missouri  came out on ESPN weeks ago, a decision that has sparked discussion how he he will fit into the league from the pro football locker room to the field.When asked about how he is being treated he said he has gotten more positive feedback than negative.  When asked how he would respond to name calling by a team mate he said he would have a conversation with the person and hope it did not lead to anything else.

Last year, NBA Center Jason Collins became the first pro baller to come on in Sport Illustrated.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cee Lo drops bomb about 'Voice' departure on Ellen

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Cee Lo Green won't be turning around in his chair to choose challengers on "The Voice" when  season 5 airs on Monday.  Both he and fellow coach Christina Aguilera where scheduled to be off rotation while Usher and Shakira took their turn in the singing competition, but  today on Ellen, Green made a bombshell announcement saying he is leaving the show for good. The massive publicity he gets from the show won't be put to good use unless he satisfy his music fans, so the "Forget You" singer is going back into the lab.  He said he has not released an album in four years he's been a "Voice" coach and wants to put out new music. Cee Lo will be going on tour  with Lionel Richie this Spring.
"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC," he told  DeGeneres. "I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I'm going to miss The Voice too. So I’m not coming back guys."
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Twelve Years A Slave Takes Best Film Prize at BAFTA

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Continuing on a roll, 12 Years A Slave earned the  Best Film award at the BAFTA's, Britains version of the Oscars. Watch Director Steve McQueen accept in the video clip below.

The film's producer, Bratt Pitt, looking rather svelte at 50, also triumphed with style watchers. He and Angelina Jolie showed up in matching tuxedos. Jolie, usually goes for glamour wearing a gown, but this time toyed with the tuxedo idea, wearing a pant suit with and open bow tie and looked just as stunning.
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Oscar Red Carpet hosts announced

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Robin Roberts (L) returned to prime time TV last year at the Oscars.  She'll be joined again
this year by co-host Lara Spencer (R).


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – “Good Morning America” anchors Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer, and Jess Cagle, editor of People and editorial director of Entertainment Weekly, return to host the Oscars “Red Carpet Live” show, along with actor, model and television host Tyson Beckford.  The Oscars “Red Carpet Live,” will air on Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air immediately following “Red Carpet Live.” 
The Oscars “Red Carpet Live” will be produced by Brad Lachman; Michael Seligman will serve as supervising producer and Bill Bracken as coordinating producer. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the Oscars telecast, are the pre-show’s executive producers.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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