Quentin Tarantino Talks Screening D'Jango Unchained to a Black Audience

Quentin TarantinoEurweb's reporter Kam Williams sat down with D'Jango Unchained and he got to describe what it was like to screen the film to a black audience. 

Let’s put it like this: We screened it for heavily-black audiences quite a few times, where the audience was between 40 and 60 percent black. That’s pretty black. We also screened it for a 100 percent black audience, and you would’ve thought it was 1973 and they were watching the end of Coffy [A blaxploitation era flick starring Pam Grier]. It’s funny because I was sitting next to [executive producer] Harvey Weinstein and he turns to me and says, “I guess we know who we made this movie for.” [LOL] But the film really has a lot of ups and downs, and taps into a lot of different emotions. To me, the trick was balancing all those emotions, so that I could get you where I wanted you to be by the very end. I wanted the audience cheering in triumph at the end. So, as rough as some of the things I show in the movie are, they couldn’t be so rough that you’re too traumatized to enjoy the movie any longer.  


Beyonce Holding Contest for Fans to Join Her at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyonce just extended the ultimate invitation to all of her adoring fans. She using her recent cash-heavy ties with Pepsi and her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show to film a commerical. Here's the scoop:

Beyonce and Pepsi, who is the official sponsor of this year's halftime show, want fans to send images of themselves channeling their inner Sasha Fierce. They want pictures of people shouting with their shades on and other various poses for an "on air introduction" aka commercial that will segue into Queen B's halftime show. 

50 lucky fans, who get their photos in by Jan. 11, will be picked to join her on the field as she performs from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans during Super Bowl 47. 

"You could be seen by millions on TV in the Super Bowl Halftime show opener!" the contest's tagline reads. If that's your thing, you have until Jan. 21 to submit your photo here

Good luck.

Chris Breezey Removes Tat of Ex

Chris Brown's arm (left) and Kareuche Tran (right)

As reported by GlobalGrind.com, Chris Brown has had his tattoo of Karreuche Tran removed to show long time love Rihanna he's serious about the two of them.

Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Sings The Gospel

This is not a joke, Chad Johnson will be making his singing debut in the Lords' house tomorrow morning. 

He tweeted that he'll be singing 'Old Rugged Cross' in the morning and later treating the first 100 people to dinner. Tune into his tweets at 10 am to find out the locale.


If you've never heard of Old Rugged House, here is a sampling. This is not Chad singing...

Just Saw Django Unchained

Atlanta media and celebrities got an early treat for Christmas with the advanced screening of Django Unchained, the must see film for Christmas this year.  The event was hosted by The 135th Street Agency and introduced by Atlanta's reality superstars Stevie J (Love & Hiip Hop Atlanta) and Trina Braxton (The Braxton's).

Set in the 1800's, just before the Civil War, slavery was still alive and well and Django played by Jaime Foxx is a slave and a husband on a mission to find his wife Broomhilda. Bought and freed by Dr. Schultz, a smooth talking German bounty hunter, Django teams up with the bogus dentist and becomes the south's first freed black bounty hunter.

Though his mission was clear to find his wife Broomhhilda (Kerry Washington), Django and Schultz kill and collect their bounty while on their way to the most famous plantation in the south. Candie Land. The plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) extends his hospitatlity with some apprehension for this free and outspoken black man. Django also encounters Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), the most loyal-to-the-death house nigga ever seen on screen. Stephen had his master's back and roamed the plantation as if it were his own. After finding Broomhilda, Django must now rescue her from the grips of Candie Land and Stephen.

From beginning to end, Django Unchained is action packed and unsuspecting. There is no mistaken this is a Quentin Tarantino movie.The killings had his fingerprint all over it. There was no filter on death in this movie. 

Lastly, Django Unchained is so full of unique terms and quotes I had to repeat some of my favs:
-Look, it's a nigger on a horse!
- Mandingo Fighting
- Beat-ass Nigga
- Like a pool of black tar, once it catches you, your ass is caught!

Django Unchained will be in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day. 
Merry Christmas, 

The Damzel....

See who came out to see Django Unchained
Stevie J and The Damzel

Towanda and Trina Braxton

Ryan Cameron and Fonzworth Bentley

Jocelyn Hernandez, Stevie J, Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss

OMG GIRLZ RECEIVE NAACP OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST NOMINATION

Star, Beauty, and Baby Doll
R&B girl group, The OMG Girlz have been nominated for Outstanding New Artist at the 44th NAACP Image Awards. The announcement serves as the perfect ending to a rousing year for the Atlanta based trio. Known by their stage names—Star, Beauty, and Baby Doll—the ladies of OMG (Officially Miss Guided) have rapidly been taking the music world by storm, bringing with them a legion of teen fans.
 
Keeping the ball rolling, The OMG Girlz virally released the holiday single, “I Love Christmas”.
 
The 44th NAACP Image Awards will be held in Beverly Hills, CA and will air on February 1, 2012 on NBC.

COMING SOON: DJANGO UNCHAINED



Gift Success Under Tree This Holiday Season

Zack 16Leading Atlanta dentist and founder of Heavenly Dental Associates, Inc., Dr. Heavenly Kimes is an author, inspirational speaker and business powerhouse.
 
For over 12 years, Dr. Heavenly has been making her mark on the dental industry and the business world with her straight-talk style, strategic expertise and proven credentials. Not only is Dr. Heavenly a board certified Dentist, but she also owns four dental practices in Metro Atlanta (she's owned as many as seven at one time!) and has sold two profitable clinics. She graduated at the top of her class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Military Science fromFlorida A&M University. 
 
Now, the Miami native and co-author of the best-selling series Wake Up...Live the Life You Love, is sharing the keys to her success in her informative new book Dr. Heavenly's Business Prescriptions (available at Amazon.com now), a motivating advice guide that breaks down complex business concepts to their simplest forms and offers personal insight and strategies for building a successful business. In this new release, readers will not only gain business tips, but learn remedies to heal personal doubt and frustration, maintain work-life balance, and develop the confidence to pursue one's personal goals.
 
To learn more about Dr. Heavenly and to purchase her new book, visit www.drheavenly.com or Amazon.com or follow her at
 
Click the image below to view a promo video for Dr. Heavenly's Business Prescriptions.

Cee Lo Green Teams Up With Jesus Christ in 'Mary Did You Know' Video


Forget Danger Mouse -- Cee Lo Green has found himself a really impressive collaborator this time. "F--- You" singer Green shows off a more tender side of his repertoire in a new video for the song "Mary Did You Know," which appears on his holiday album "Cee Lo's Magic Moment." The star of Green's video? None other than Jesus Christ. The video features footage from the upcoming 10-hour miniseries "The Bible," which is produced by reality TV honcho Mark Burnett and his wife, former "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey (who also plays Mary in the miniseries). "The Bible" premieres March 13 on History Channel. Until then, watch Cee Lo croon to a highlight reel from Jesus Christ's life below.
 
 
By Tim Kenneally | The Wrap

Atlanta's Radio Power Duo Announce Departure

Frank Ski & Wanda Smith, V-103 Fm Atlanta
Atlanta's number one moring radio duo, Frank Ski and Wanda Smith have announced their decision to walk away from their much successful tenure on V-103.

This announcement sent shockwaves through the air as listeners lit up the airwaves wih tears and well wishes.

Frnak and Wanda have been the top rated morning show for 14 years. Frank Ski has always been the level-headed, poliitcal and spirtual guide of the show. Wanda Smith is the emotional cheerleader and advocate for women and children. The two together have made for a very successful run on the local station.

What's next? Wanda will be pursuing more of her first dream. Comedy. Additionally, moving into writing stage plays and making movies. Always an entertainer, we wish Wanda much success. Frank Ski will continue to operate 'FrankSki's restaurant in Buckhead, the Frank Ski Foundation and being ever the visionary and change maker we've come to love.

One thing that both Frank and Wanda agree was part of thier change of heart was Pastor Craig T. Olivers sermon about being in a holding pattern. Over the last two years, they've played this sermon on the show's Inspirational Vitamin, a segment meant to inspire and uplift. The sermon was so popular, listeners have been inspired to move and make changes in thier personal and professional lives. Take a listen.....



Frank Ski and Wanda Smith, you will be missed.

Pepsi Loves Beyonce So Much They Put Her on the Can

BeyoncĂ© is coming to a supermarket near you, thanks to a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi.

Bey first served as a Pepsi spokesperson in 2002, and they've circled back for another sccessful do-over. She'll not only star in a new “Live For Now” TV spot–her fifth commercial with the soda company premiers after this year’s Super Bowl, where she is headlining the halftime show–but cardboard cutouts of Bey will be featured in supermarkets all around the world. I think stores may want to nail these down to prevent theft.
If you've ever dreamt of what it would be like to kiss the super star, get this...BeyoncĂ©’s image will also be featured on a limited edition can that will premier in Europe in March 2013. This is as close as your lips will get. Take it. This is a limited time only promotion.
Let's have a little glimpse of Bey's history with Pepsi:



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Beyonce and Kelly Rowland visits the Miami's Art Basel Festival.
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Donna Summer and Public Enemy Join the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Donna Summer
 
Public Enemy
A new class of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced to include the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer and the ever conscious rap group Public Enemy.
 
In the performer category, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer will receive the prestigious induction.
 
Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which is given to non-performers.
 
To be eligible for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination, artists had to have released their work at least 25 years prior to appearing on the ballot. That means this year's group released their first single in 1987 or earlier.
 
For the first time since 1993, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on the West coast. The 28th annual event is scheduled for April 18 and will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California.
The ceremony will be open to the ticket-buying public, and will air on HBO at 9 p.m. on May 18.

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NEW MUSIC: OMG GIRLZ - I LOVE CHRISTMAS


Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained - Opens Christmas Day

 
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side.
 
Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival.

 

 
 

Atlanta Charities Partner to Hosts Secon Bear Brigade in Atlanta

The Enchanted Closet and Diva Day International will be partnering for the Second Bear Brigade and GIRL$ Program Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 15th at 2pm at the John Birdine Neighborhood Center in Atlanta. They are collecting teddy bears to be given to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy for children ages 3-18 who have experienced sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or who have witnessed violent crime in Fulton or DeKalb County, but may reside in the Atlanta metropolitan area. 
 

The John Birdine Neighborhood Center is located at 215 Lakewood Way in Atlanta. To RSVP for the event, click here.

ATLANTA'S PEOPLE'S STATION V103, EGYPT SHERROD & CVS PRESENT ANNUAL "EGYPT'S GIVE BACK TOUR" DEC 10 - 14

V103 Atlanta's midday radio personality, host of HGTV's top-rated "Property Virgins" and community advocate, Egypt Sherrod, continues to spread holiday cheer to Metro Atlanta area residents who are in need most by embarking on the 3rd Annual "Egypt's Give Back Tour" taking place from December 10 - 14, 2012.

Egypt's Give Back Tour is a 5-day goodwill drive and series of live radio broadcasts that encourages citizens to donate new or gently-worn coats, baby clothing items and unwrapped toys. The event sponsored is sponsored by CVS and all donations will go to the Atlanta Mission and Toys 4 Tots.
 
Over the years, Egypt has helped usher in thousands of coat and toy donations that benefited New York Cares, Jersey Cares, Hudson Cradle, and The Children's Aid Society. 
Past participants have included Real Housewives of Atlanta/Warner Bros. recording artist Kandi Burruss, actress Malinda Williams, EMI recording artistEric Benet, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" co-star Nancy "Mama Jones" Jones, Notifi Records recording artist Ginuwine, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.and Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker."Egypt's Give Back Tour" will broadcast live on V103 on Dec. 10 - Dec. 14 from10:00am - 2:00pm each day at the following locations:   
  • Monday, Dec. 10 -           CVS - 2350 Cheshire Bridge Rd. - Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 -           CVS - 2237 Cascade Rd. - Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 -     CVS - 2444 Wesley Chapel Rd. - Atlanta, GA 30035
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 -          CVS - 4037 Glenwood Rd. - Decatur, GA 30032
  • Friday, Dec. 14 -              CVS - 7055 Old National Hwy. - Riverdale, GA 30296
 

Is Katt For Real? Tears? He's Retiring?

By , Eurweb
Katt Williams is “kinda done” and has decided it’s time to throw in the towel and hang up his comedy hat.
 
“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done,” Williams said in a video taped for KOMO TV. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do it in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.”
 
He also went on to vent about how law enforcement has treated him, labeling him a misfit and troublemaker.
 
“This was a place (Seattle) I like to bring my kids and let them do stuff without people caring who they were,” he said. “I got arrested in front of my kids three times in my three days stay in Seattle… And all we were doing was coming into town to sell jokes and police department painted me as some sort of public menace that came to town.”
 
CNN is reporting that Williams told KOMO that he would remain in Seattle until a Thursday court date on the criminal charges and while he files a lawsuit against the city “for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father and a black man and as a taxpaying citizen and as a person who is not a convicted felon.”

Williams “exchanged words with patrons in the bar, brandished a pool cue at a bar manager and refused to leave the business,” and later refused to show identification to a police officer who had been called to the scene, a Seattle police news release said.
 
Officer Michael Virgilio wrote in the arrest report that the World Sports Bar manager told him Williams had returned to the bar Sunday after being involved in a dispute with a customer the night before.
 
“I suppose you’re going to ask me to take my hands out of my pockets, huh?” Williams said to Virgilio, according to the report.
 
Williams refused to give his name or show an ID, but “yelled out a (California) driver’s license number,” the officer wrote.
 
When Virgilio warned he would arrest him for obstruction unless he produced an ID, Williams said “no.” The comedian then turned around and placed his hands behind his back “on his own accord,” the arrest report said.
 
“Two of Williams’ associates were standing nearby and were pleading for Williams to calm down,” the officer wrote.
The film “Sparkle” was recently released to DVD and in honor of that, EURweb’s associate Crystal Shaw-King’s snagged a one-on-one with Mike Epps.

Mike Epps
As we'd expect, Mike kept it all the way real on how he, out of all the cast members may have related to Whitney Houston most on the set of the film and what he really thinks about reprising his role of “Black Doug” in the upcoming sequel “Hangover 3”. He also makes no bones about his true feelings regarding all of Kevin Hart’s success.

Finally, what role does Mike Epps covet more than any other? Take a listen...this is funny.

Mike Epps On Relating to Whitney, Being Black Doug and How He Feels about Kevin Harts' Success

The film “Sparkle” was recently released to DVD and in honor of that, EURweb’s associate Crystal Shaw-King’s snagged a one-on-one with Mike Epps.

Mike Epps
As we'd expect, Mike kept it all the way real on how he, out of all the cast members may have related to Whitney Houston most on the set of the film and what he really thinks about reprising his role of “Black Doug” in the upcoming sequel “Hangover 3”. He also makes no bones about his true feelings regarding all of Kevin Hart’s success.

Finally, what role does Mike Epps covet more than any other? Take a listen...this is funny.