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Greetings! My loved ones know me as Cory Alexander Haywood. You may call me anything you want. Just don't call me "soft spoken." Indeed, my love affair with the English language began during my childhood. Back then, nouns, adjectives, synonyms and transitive verbs were of greater interest to me than any game of kickball (however, basketball will always be my first love.) Over the years, I've dabbled in a variety of writing genres (even those that bore me.) In my opinion, no topic is too great or complex for a seasoned and patient writer. I aspire to eventually reach that plateau, and am well on my way. Stylistically, creative writing best suits my fancy. However, in the summer of 2006, I wrote my first newspiece (it's been a match made in heaven ever since.) The majority of my published work, which spans more than 6 years, relates to politics, social and community awareness, as well as health and wellness. I also occasionally, and some might say nonsensically, explore the ins and outs of love, dating and relationships. I have no expertise,specialty or preference in regard to genre. Instead, I keep an open mind and spirit, thus my outlook remains pure. Simply put, I'm no one trick pony. To contact me, please email
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Chris Rock Chooses Gabrielle Union to Play Fiancée in Dramedy ‘Finally Famous’

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Gabrielle Union & Chris Rock

*Chris Rock has recruited Gabrielle Union to be the female lead in his upcoming film, “Finally Famous,” reports show.

The actress will play Rock’s popular reality TV star fiancée. Rock, who wrote and directed the film, plays a comedian-turned-film-star itching to be taken seriously by his peers in the acting world. He’s also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée (Union). Her character, eager to be more famous, tries to convince Rock to get married on her show.

Rosario Dawson, who has been known to melt a heart or two in her own right, plays a journalist assigned to interview Rock’s character for a New York magazine. As time passes, their relationship builds, and sparks begin to fly. Here’s the project’s official synopsis:

Andre Allen is a comedian turned film star who, despite the expectations of his millions of fans, is determined to reinvent himself as a “serious” actor. Although his latest pretentiously historical film project is tanking, his upcoming television wedding to pretty, popular reality star, Erica Long, is the biggest media event of the year. In the midst of all the frenzy leading up to his televised nuptials, Andre agrees to be interviewed for the New Yorker by Chelsea Brown, a gorgeous but no-frills young woman with a sharp intelligence that matches his own. It’s a feisty, funny, no-holds-barred interaction that may well change the course of both their lives …

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Rosario Dawson & Chris Rock


Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Uniting With Hans Zimmer for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Score

Pharrell Williams*Megaproducer Pharrell Williams is Charlie Sheen-in’ it these days.

In other words, he’s “winning.”

Robin Thicke’s provocative summer hit, “Blurred Lines,” and Daft Punk’s freewheeling anthem “Get Lucky,” each produced by Williams at roughly the same time, dominated radio play, casting a looming, ubiquitous presence over the music world for several weeks on end. He also helped score the blockbuster kid’s film, “Despicable Me 2.”

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RELATIONSHIPS: Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up about Rumors, Marriage and Parenthood

will-and-jada-pinkett-smith*Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have repeatedly expressed that divorce is not an option for them, despite ongoing rumors of their demise and swinger lifestyle.

“I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been, too. I’ve seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel,” Jada told Redbook.

The lovely couple has invested 15 years into their marriage, and have raised two children together as well (oops,  we keep forgetting about Tre. Him too).

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R&B Veteran Maysa Talks ‘Blue Velvet Soul’

MAYSAPROMO2_span9*R&B’s best-kept secret Maysa Leak has a sound all her own. The singer’s silky heartfelt lyrics and steamy voice is to the ears, what chocolate is to the mouth.

Maysa is prepping for her tenth studio album, appropriately titled “Blue Velvet Soul” on June 18.

Her sultry single “When You Touch Me,” describes succumbing to the irresistible charm of a lover.

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