Paramount Picture’s Selma reminds us of the cost of freedom, stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.
*British actor David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) does a stellar job as Martin Luther King Jr. in Paramount Pictures’ presentation of Selma, a drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march led by James Bevel played by Muli-Grammy Award winner Common (LUV). Selma arrived at theaters on Christmas and is directed by Image Award nominated Ava Duverney (I Will Follow).
Selma reminds us of the cost of freedom. We were reminded again that even though there was a law working on our behalf, such as the voting rights law, states and individuals in seats of political power still denied you. Martin Luther King Jr., with death threats and the deaths of Kennedy and Malcolm X just three week prior, led the protest walk for Bevel- which he was told not to by not only the governor but the President of the United States as well. Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle) plays an elegant Coretta Scott King trying to handle the duties of being the wife of a national spokesperson for peace in a world that is not so peaceful.
The cast in the Pathe’ film that is produced in association with Cloud Eight Film, Harpo Film, Plan B Entertainment makes the movie a classic already. Some of the long list of cast members include Wendell Pierce (Horrible Bosses) as Hosea Williams; Emmy Award winner Martin Sheen (“West Wing”) as Frank Minis Johnson; Academy Award nominated Tim Roth (“The Incredible Hulk”) as George Wallace; Academy Award nominated Tom Wilkinson (Fury) as Lyndon B. Johnson; Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Red Tails) as Fred Gray; Nigel Thatch as Malcolm X, Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, multi-Grammy Award nominated Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson; Oprah (The Butler) as Annie Lee Cooper; Emmy Award winner Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man”) as Richie Jean, and Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy.
Selma is Rated PG-13 and was written by Paul Webb, and produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Christian Colson, and Oprah Winfrey. Log onto www.SelmaMovie.com to watch the trailer or for more information.
D.C. Chef Huda wins highest win on Food Network’s ‘CutThroat Kitchen’ reality show competition
*“I went in with the mind-set sabotaging is life…life happens, you figure it out,” said Chef Huda about being on Food Network’s “CutThroat Kitchen” reality show competition, which is known for its ‘cut throat” process for its contestants. Her episode will re-air Friday December 26, 2014 at 5 pm ET. “I was anticipating the challenges there would be.”
“CutThroat Kitchen,” in its sixth season, is hosted by Alton Brown. Chef Huda is a Washington, DC culinary expert who owns Pretty & Delicious. She is also an Ambassador for the American Heart Associates and spokesperson for The CW Network’s “Healthy DC” Campaign.
“I want to touch as many people I can with food,” Chef Huda pointed out when asked about her high-profile status as a reality show Chef. “I want to educate them, give cooking demonstrations. Help with healthier life styles…self satisfaction in the kitchen. I want to feed…and to teach you to feed yourself.”
Food Network’s “CutThroat Kitchen” airs weekly on Sundays at 1 p.m. (ET). Log onto www.foodnetwork.com/cutthroat-kitchen/index.html for more scheduling and episode information.
(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event/”Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)