'MOOZ-LUM' ANNOUNCES TOP 10 CITIES TO FEATURE FILM ON 2/11


The following cities received the most Demands and, as a result, Mooz-lum will be released in these cities on February 11, 2011.

New York City - AMC Empire 25

Atlanta - AMC North Dekalb Mall 16

Chicago - AMC River East 21

Los Angeles - AMC 30 at the Block

Philadelphia - AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14

Detroit - AMC Star Fairlane 21

Houston - AMC Studio 30

San Francisco - AMC Loews Metreon 16

Dallas - AMC Grapevine Mills 30

Washington, D.C. - AMC Hoffman Center 22


ABOUT MOOZ-LUM

Pulled between his strict Muslim upbringing by his father and the normal social life he's never had, Tariq Mahdi (Evan Ross) enters college in a state of confusion. New relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims alike challenge his already shaken ideals, and the estrangement with his mother and sister troubles him. With the help of new friends, family and mentors, he begins to find himself and open up to an Islam he hasn't been exposed to. But when the attacks of 9/11 happen without warning, he is forced to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

Written and directed by Qasim Basir, Mooz-lum is one of the first-ever American feature films depicting the life of a young Muslim-American. The all-star cast includes: Danny Glover (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple), Nia Long (Are We There Yet, Love Jones), Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Do The Right Thing), Summer Bishil (The Last Airbender, Towelhead) and Evan Ross (ATL, Pride).




For more information on Mooz-lum, visit www.moozlumthemovie.com or www.facebook.com/moozlumthemovie.

Monica Confirms Secret Wedding

R&B singer MONICA has confirmed she secretly wed her NBA star boyfriend SHANNON BROWN in November last year.

The 'Still Standing' songstress allowed art to imitate life when the Los Angeles Lakers player played her love interest in her music video for Love All Over Me.

Rumors of an engagement were all abuzz in October when Monica showed off a sparking diamond ring in a picture posted on her Twitter.com page. The singer has now confirmed the couple tied the knot a month later (Nov10), sealing the deal on their whirlwind romance.

She tells HipHollywood.com, "This is a very special time in my life. I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me. He's loving, compassionate, strong and supportive of my children, family and career. I look forward to our lives together."

The secret ceremony took place at Monica's Los Angeles home.


.....and the good news doesn't stop for Monica! Monica has also been nominated for two Grammy awards. One for Best R&B Album 'Still Standing' and Best Female Vocal Performance of 'Everything to Me'. The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air live at 8:00 PM (ET) on CBS Sunday, February 13th - Let's show our support for Monica!



Bitch Stole My Dress!!!!

Who Wore it Best?



Kate Beckinsale and Kim Kardashian -- each strutted their stuff in the same Nina Ricci gown on red carpets on opposite sides of the globe. Question is ... who rocked it best?

No Time For Love: NeYo Hearts No One!


Ripped from the NYT's Page Six: Ne-Yo charms the ladies with lovely lyrics but doesn't have time for romance. The R&B artist told us he hadn't made plans for Valentine's Day with his baby's mother, Monyetta Shaw. "I haven't thought about it yet," he said at the "360 Induced" event hosted by philanthropist Avi Oster at Salon Millesime. "This might be the most unromantic Valentine's Day I ever had." Ne-Yo described life with 2-month-old Madilyn as "hard." He said before his performance, "It's just less and less opportunity to sleep. You know, I don't see the baby as much as I would like. It's beautiful but difficult."

R&B SINGER KEM PREPARES TO HIT THE ROAD WITH EL DEBARGE & LEDISI


Universal Motown Records Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer KEM has confirmed headlining dates for his 2011 U.S. “Intimacy” tour, with special guests, El DeBarge and Ledisi. The tour takes its name from the title of KEM’s critically acclaimed latest album, Intimacy, and will make stops at concert halls throughout North America, beginning on February 17 at the Hobby Center Sarofim Hall in Houston, Texas. For tickets and additional information, please visit http://bit.ly/eOToLi.

A galvanizing live performer, who commands the stage with his soulful vocal ability and captivating stage presence, KEM promises to deliver a standout live experience not to be missed. In addition to revisiting popular classics such as “Love Calls” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” the Detroit native will also showcase new favorites from Intimacy, including the powerful lead single “Why Would You Stay,” which is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, airing on February 13, 2011 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.

Named one of 2011’s “8 Great Grammy Nominees” by Entertainment Weekly, KEM released his third album, Intimacy, in August 2010. The album debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and quickly soared to No. 1 on iTunes’ Top R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, No. 6 on iTunes’ Top Albums Chart, and No. 8 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart.

The first two singles from Intimacy have saturated urban AC airwaves at radio: “Share My Life” is currently ranked in the Top 10 of the Mediabase Urban AC chart and is destined to become a wedding anthem for generations to come, while “Why Would You Stay” is holding steady on Billboard’s Heatseekers Songs chart and on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Why Would You Stay” also hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Urban AC chart for six (6) weeks and was No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart for three (3) weeks.

“KEM INTIMACY TOUR” DATES:

February 17, 2011 Hobby Ctr. Sarofim Hall Houston, TX

February 18, 2011 Verizon Theatre Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX

February 19, 2011 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA

February 20, 2011 BJCC Concert Hall Birmingham, AL

February 24, 2011 Theater at MSG (no Ledisi) New York City, NY

February 25, 2011 Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA

February 26, 2011 tbd Atlantic City, NJ

February 27, 2011 Landmark Theater Richmond, VA

March 3, 2011 Schuster PAC: Mead TH. Dayton, OH

March 4, 2011 TPAC Nashville, TN

March 5, 2011 FOX Theatre St. Louis, MO

March 6, 2011 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN

March 10, 2011 Moran Theatre Charleston, SC

March 11, 2011 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA

March 12, 2011 Township Theatre Columbia, SC

March 13, 2011 PAC Theatre Charleston, SC

March 17, 2011 State Theatre Cleveland, OH

March 18, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2011 Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD

March 24, 2011 Dow Events Theater Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2011 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI

March 26, 2011 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL

March 27, 2011 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY

March 31, 2011 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA

April 1, 2011 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

April 2, 2011 Bell Auditorium Augusta, GA

April 3, 2011 Festival C.A.A. Tampa/St. Pete

Rumor Has It.....Beyonce


Beyoncé taking the plunge in front of the camera again. Famed actor and director Clint Eastwood is planning to direct a long-awaited third-time-around remake of the 1930's classic A Star Is Born with Beyoncé as his leading lady.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The film is being developed as a vehicle for Beyoncé. A role in a film like this could be the pivotal breakout moment that’s eluded her with films such as Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records.

The original A Star Is Born was the story of a young artist who marries a fading star.

However, the remake, written by Will Fetters, will resemble the 1976 version, basing the storyline in the music world with a young singer falling for an aging rock star.

While the role of the young singer has already been filled, the role of the aging rocker is still up in the air. Rumor has it that Will Smith and Russell Crowe have been considered for leading roles.

RuPaul's Drag Race is Back. Catch the Season 3 Premiere Event



Demand MOOZ-LUM in Your Area

Demand MOOZ-LUM at www.eventful.com/moozlum by Jan. 21.

The Top 10 Cities will get the film at their local AMC®Theatre when it opens February 11, 2011

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/18735539



For more information on Mooz-lum, visit www.moozlumthemovie.com or www.facebook.com/moozlumthemovie.

ABOUT MOOZ-LUM

Pulled between his strict Muslim upbringing by his father and the normal social life he's never had, Tariq Mahdi (Evan Ross) enters college in a state of confusion. New relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims alike challenge his already shaken ideals, and the estrangement with his mother and sister troubles him. With the help of new friends, family and mentors, he begins to find himself and open up to an Islam he hasn't been exposed to. But when the attacks of 9/11 happen without warning, he is forced to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

Written and directed by Qasim Basir, Mooz-lum is one of the first-ever American feature films depicting the life of a young Muslim-American. The all-star cast includes: Danny Glover (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple), Nia Long (Are We There Yet, Love Jones), Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Do The Right Thing), Summer Bishil (The Last Airbender, Towelhead) and Evan Ross (ATL, Pride).

Drug possession charge against Tameka "Tiny" Cottle dropped



AP, Jan 7, 2011 6:00 am PST
The wife of rapper T.I. is no longer facing charges for possession of ecstasy after she finished a drug diversion program.




Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, said Thursday that the charge was dismissed after Tameka "Tiny" Cottle finished 24 sessions of a certified drug diversion program in Georgia.

Cottle was arrested on Sept. 1 along with her husband during a traffic stop on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. The 35-year-old pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in November.

Prosecutors declined to charge T.I., citing a federal judge's decision to send him to prison for 11 months for violating his probation on weapons charges and because only four ecstasy pills were found on the Grammy Award winner.

Vivica Fox Engaged


The 46-year-old actress and host of “The Cougar,” took her on-screen role seriously by getting engaged to 27-year-old Omar 'Slim' White after dating for over a year. The Atlanta club promoter proposed over the holidays says Fox's rep.

The two were in South Beach for LeBron James' birthday and vacationing at the Ritz Carlton on Miami Beach. 'Slim' reportedly popped the question with an 8 carat ring (yes, 8 carats) on Dec. 26.

This will be Fox’s second marriage. Vivica was previously was married to Christopher Harvest for four years before divorcing in 2002.