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Eunice Moseley is a syndicated columnist of The Pulse of Entertainment, which has an estimated syndicated readership of 1/4 million a week. She is also a PR/Media & Promotions consultant at her firm Freelance Associates (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com) located in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, is the founder and coordiantor of the 'Uplifting Minds II' Entertainment Conference (www.UpliftingMinds2.com) held annually in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, as well as, the Promotions Director (at-large) at The Baltimore Times.
Dove Award winners and Grammy award nominated sister trio Virtue releases new single 'You Are.'

The Pulse of Entertainment: Sister Trio Virtue is Back with a New single, ‘You Are,’ on Billboard Top 50 Chart

Sister trio Virtue is back with a new album ‘Testimony: Reloaded,’ single ‘You Are’ on Billboard Top 50 Chart

Dove Award winners and Grammy award nominated sister trio Virtue releases new single 'You Are.'

Dove Award winners and Grammy award nominated sister trio Virtue releases new single ‘You Are.’

*“We started back because over the years we never wanted it to end, but we had families so we took a break,” said Ebony Holland one of the three sisters that make up the Contemporary Gospel trio Virtue about their much anticipated come-back album “Testimony: Reloaded”. “We were asked to join an independent label. The message (from God) was ‘go for it, I opened this door for you that you been waiting to see.’”

Ebony is joined by sisters Karima Kibble and Heather Martin. Their last album was released in 2006. Virtue started in the Gospel music industry on Verity Records in 1997, a subsidiary of RCA/Sony Records. In 2006 they signed with Darkchild Gospel and released their last album “Testimony.” In 2003 they received a Dove Award for their Verity Records release “Free”, and in 2006 they received a Grammy Award nomination for their Darkchild release “Testimony.”

“Every time we prayed on it, everything falls in line,” Ebony said about the come back process. “Nothing happens by coincidence. I believe in Devine providence.”

Virtue recently released the first single off of the “Testimony: Reloaded,” project titled “You Are,” which landed at #25 on the Billboard Gospel Chart. They have a long list of appearances to promote the album release. Virtue recently performed on The Word Network’s “Rejoice in the Word” program hosted by Bishop George Bloomer.

On March 8, 2015 the will perform on the “Selma50 Tribute” on the OWN Network, March 21st they will perform at the Gospel Super Fest in Chicago, and March 27-28 they will perform at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Vegas.

“Testimony: Reloaded” (Mixed Bag/eOne) is a re-release of their Grammy nominated album “Testimony” originally released on Darkchild Gospel. Fred Jerkins (brother of Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins) appears on the new album as producer of the “You Deserve” selection.

For more information on sister trio Virtue’s new album you can log onto www.VirtueGirls3.com.

ABC’s new programming starts with the launch of the very funny ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ airs on Tuesdays

ABC premieres new sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' airs on Tuesdays.

ABC premieres new sitcom ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ airs on Tuesdays.

*ABC in the coming months will premiere its new programming of which “Fresh Off the Boat” is one. The very funny comedy-series is based on the autobiography of Eddie Huang, “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir.” Soon after the books’ release ABC and 20th Century Fox Television signed on to develop it. The sitcom is about Eddie as a youth and what he went through moving from the inner city of California to suburbia in Florida.

“A hit show will change a brand,” ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said when I questioned him about whether through the years ABC’s branding had changed. “Brands take a long time to build, its build on strength.”

“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park (“The Office”) as Eddie’s father Louis Huang; Hudson Yang as Eddie; Ian Chen as Eddie’s brother Evan; Forrest Wheeler as his brother Emery, and Constance Wu as Eddie’s very funny mother Jessica. Constance’s comedic timing on this role will certainly be the glue to keep the show together.

“My mom is an accidental comic,” Eddie said when I asked if his mother was really as funny as Constance played her, and on whether he had to coach Constance on how to be his very funny mother Eddie said, “(No) I didn’t have to direct Constance.”

The life situations the Huang’s experience on “Fresh Off the Boat” could be the experiences of you and me in America. I laughed through the episode I reviewed before-hand, and saw myself in the characters. When I asked if we will see the Asian culture as well as their struggles at becoming Americanized Writer and Executive Producer Nahnatchka Khan said, “It will be a mixture of the two cultures.”

Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan are also executive producers, with Eddie Huang serves as producer. For more information on other new programs for ABC’s Winter season log onto www.DisneyABCTV.com.

(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 Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ Starring Kevin Costner is Profoundly Inspiring

Disney’s McFarland, USA starring Kevin Costner is profoundly inspiring

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Costner stars in the Disney presentation of McFarland, USA.

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Costner stars in the Disney presentation of McFarland, USA.

*Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (The Bodyguard) takes on the real-life role of Coach Jim White in the Walt Disney presentation of McFarland, USA. White (Costner) is a former football coach who, after being fired from a former school, was hired by a predominantly Latino high school in a remote location in McFarland, California. The profoundly inspiring sports drama follows White as he sees cross-country racing potential in students who ran to school, then after school ran to the fields to work and then ran home – everyday. McFarland, USA is Rated PG and arrives in theaters February 20, 2015

“I read this story sometime ago. I was taken with the story,” Emmy Award winning Costner (Dancing with Wolves) said about why he took the role of a man who inspired and trained a group of young men to race their way to the State Championship for 24 years straight. “The movie came up… Niki Caro (director) asked me did I want to be in it – to play Jim. He is the best of the best. He let them know it was possible.”

McFarland, USA is based on a book of the experiences of Jim White written by Bettina Gilois and Christopher Cleveland, which took place in 1987. The Walt Disney/Mayheim Picture production is produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, with screenplay by Gilois, Christopher Cleveland and Grant Thompson.

“He gave them goals,” Golden Globe Award winner Kevin Costner emphasized about how White inspired the young minds to believe that they could. “I was proud to play the essence of Jim White.”

“It’s very realistic,” Jim White said about the film based on his life. “I’m thrilled it happened, and who played me.”

Costner did an outstanding job with the role too. Along with Kevin (Waterworld) the cast of the cross country high school team included Carlos Pratts as Thomas Valles; Hector Duran as Johnny Sameniego; Sergio Avelar as Victor Puentes; Johnny Ortiz as Jose Cardenas, and the Diaz brothers Rafael Martinez as David Diaz, Rodrigo Ramirez as Danny Diaz and Michael Aguero as Damacio Diaz. McFarland, USA is executive produced by Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin, and directed by Niki Caro.

To see the McFarland, USA movie trailer log unto www.Movies.Disney.com/McFarland-USA.com.

The Bergman’s 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Party was debonair as always

Chris McDonald ("Beware the Batman") is interviewed by The Pulse of Entertainment at the Bergman's Valentine Romance Oscar Style Party. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)atman") is interviewed by

Chris McDonald (“Beware the Batman”) is interviewed by The Pulse of Entertainment at the Bergman’s Valentine Romance Oscar Style Party. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)atman”) is interviewed by

*I was invited to Bergman Public Relation’s 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party event at the renowned Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood where her sponsors provided a day long stream of food, open bar, and vendors providing complementary items such as dresses, gowns, tuxedos, jewelry, shoes, watches, skin and hair care products, and hats. Former Oscar winners, nominees and other celebrity personalities came to enjoy it all. The event was debonair as always with Doris Bergman as an excellent and attentive host.

I had a chance to talk to Najee De-Tiege known for his role on Nickelodeon’s “Power Rangers: Super Samurai” as Blue Ranger. I asked him about upcoming projects, “I just got done with a movie, ‘Actor for Hire,’” he said to me. “It’s going to be coming out pretty soon…it’s a comedy.”

MDSUN was the major sponsor with Pura D’or as the event’s presenter. Its list of sponsors that provided the free items is almost endless, but some include Whirl A-Style, Suewong,  Hint Water Made Easy, GUESS, Offenbacher, Nitro Cream, Spongelle, Color Wow, and Tanus Designs.

“I got a big one, Zipper, that got picked up by Sundance. It’s about sex addiction,” said Chris McDonalds (“Beware the Batman,” “Boardwalk Empire”) when I questioned him about his upcoming projects. “Then The Squeeze a golf movie coming out in April about golf and gambling, and I have Texas Rising a great big mini-series movie that comes out in May.”

While at the Bergman’s 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party event I also saw in attendance Elise Robertson from American Sniper, Celebrity Stylist George Blodwell (Eva Longoria, Bill Maher), and Emmy Award winner Eric Moltsof of “Days of Our Lives.”

(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 Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com

Eunice Moseley, MS, M.B.A. is President of Freelance Associates, a public relations and business management firm.

‘The Pulse of Entertainment’ columnist Eunice Moseley publishes first book ‘Journey to Love: A Book of Poems’

Syndicated columnist Eunice Moseley publishes biographically based book of poems, ‘Journey to Love’

‘The Pulse of Entertainment’ columnist Eunice Moseley publishes first book ‘Journey to Love: A Book of Poems’

*The Pulse of Entertainment syndicated columnist Eunice Moseley publishes her first book, a biographically based book of poems, “Journey to Love: A Book of Poems” (Freelance Associates). Published worldwide through Amazon, in time for Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2015, the 264 page book offers narratives by Moseley, poems of inspiration, and pictures that correspond.

'Journey to Love: A Book of Poems' by The Pulse of Entertainment syndicated columnist Eunice Moseley.

‘Journey to Love: A Book of Poems’ by The Pulse of Entertainment syndicated columnist Eunice Moseley.

Moseley takes the reader on her journey that started when manager of multi-platinum selling R&B group Dru Hill, Kevin Peck, called to hire her as a public relations strategist and consultant through her company Freelance Associates (founded in 1993). Working closely with Peck and one of Dru Hill’s lead singers, SisQo (aka Mark Andrews), she developes a strategy that gets them the attention of national playwright David E. Talbert whom had just signed a movie deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures; Jeff Clanagan at Codeblack, a movie to DVD distributer, whom had just signed a movie production deal with Lionsgate Films; she was able to get SisQo signed to one of the largest talent agencies in the world (Wilhelmina); she submitted a proposal to L’Oreal to pitch SisQo’s own signature blond color; moderated a video audition tape to Oprah Winfrey, and sent a sponsorship proposal to cell phone provider Cricket to sponsor a six-month national tour she coordinated for them.

Eunice Moseley, MS, M.B.A. is President of Freelance Associates, a public relations and business management firm.

Eunice Moseley, MS, M.B.A. is President of Freelance Associates, a public relations and business management consulting firm.

“Journey to Love: A Book of Poems” chronicalizes that experience and how it led her to find a Love she was not looking for. Through narratives, poems, and pictures Eunice takes the reader on her inspiring, emotional and sometimes dangerous journey to get back to that Love. During the journey she gives her philosophies on life, and poems that will inspire and make you think. She also provides the reader with a glimpse into Loves’ life.

Freelance Associates is headquartered in Long Beach, California on Lime Avenue off the 405 Freeway, with offices also in Baltimore, (www.thepulseofentertainment.com/FreelanceAssociates.html). There she provides public relations and business management strategies for small to medium size companies, and she consults them through the implementation of the strategy. She is also Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times where she has worked since 1986 in various management positions (i.e., Sales, Account, Business, Entertainment Editor and Promotions). In 1999 she founded a national entertainment conference, “Uplifting Minds II” (www.UpliftingMinds2.com), as her give-back to the community project that offers to young aspiring artists (vocal, songwriting and dance) free information on the entertainment business from a panel of industry professionals, and a platform to showcase their talents. The free one day event is held annually in Baltimore at Security Square Mall (April) and in Hollywood, CA (October) at the Celebrity Centre. Her syndicated entertainment column, The Pulse of Entertainment, has an estimated readership of 1/4 million each week (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com and www.EURweb.com).

The Baltimore native holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications from Morgan State University, a Masters in Management Technology/Public Relations, and an M.B.A. from University of Maryland’s online college (UMUC). She is currently in a Doctorate program seeking a Ph.D. in Management – Leadership Organizational Change at Walden University. Moseley recently accepted a contractual teaching position at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State U) in Management to instruct in Business, Management, Marketing and Public Relations.

For more information about Eunice log onto www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com/EuniceMoseley.html. To order her book “Journey to Love: A Book of Poems” visit Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Love-Book-Poems-1/dp/069238376X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423542193&sr=8-2&keywords=eunice+moseley – available worldwide.

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Bill Duke, the Godfather of Black Cinema, Releases Photo Book to Documentary ‘Dark Girls’

Bill Duke, the godfather of black cinema, releases photo book to documentary ‘Dark Girls’ and airs sequel with ‘Light Girls’ on OWN

Famed actor/film director Bill Duke (Xmen:The Last Stand) releases photo book to "Black Girls" documentary, sequel "Light Girls" airs on OWN.

Famed actor/film director Bill Duke (Xmen:The Last Stand) releases photo book to “Black Girls” documentary, sequel “Light Girls” airs on OWN.

*“Pain is pain,” said famed movie actor/director Bill Duke about why he tackled light skin girls in his new documentary “Light Girls,” a sequel to his documentary “Dark Girls” (2011). Bill feels that aside from racism in this country there is “colorism” where you are judged by the tone of your skin. “We bicker over skin tone. Whites go to tanning salons…injections to look like our butts and lips.”

Bill’s documentary on “Light Girls” aired on the OWN network January 19, 2015 and it coincided with the release of his photo book based on “Dark Girls” (Harper Collins). “Dark Girls” is a documentary celebrating the beauty of dark-skinned women. The photography in the project is that of Barron Claiborne.

“Claiborne is a genius,” Duke said when asked why he chose this particular photographer. “Harper Collins gave me his name. I liked the way he was and the way he worked. The writer (Sheila P. Moses) she came on to interview the women participants.”

In “Light Girls” there were over 250 interviews of men and women which included Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brian and Iyanla Vanzant. Some of the light skin women interviewed were Keke Wyatt, Erica Hubbard, LisaRaye, Chante Moore, Kym Whitley, Claudia Jordan, Raven Symone, and Essence Atkins.

“Part of it was based on my experiences growing up as a child, being a dark skin boy,” said Bill Duke, known as the godfather of black cinema because of his groundbreaking directorial debut on A Rage in Harlem (1991). “They are similar things today, how dark skin women are treated by media, I want to give a voice to the voiceless.”

Bill Duke is also known for his acting with credits that include starring in Car Wash (1970), American Gigolo (1980), Commando, Predicator, Menace II Society, Action Jackson, and X-Men: The Last Standing. As a director his credits consist of Deep Cover (1992), and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).

For more information on Bill Duke’s “Light Girls” log onto www.BillDuke.com. To order the photo book “Dark Girls” log onto www.HarperCollins.com.

NAMM TEC Awards honor guitarist Slash and bass player Nathan East

Lead guitarist Slash (Guns 'N Roses, MJ) perforing at the 3th NAMM TEC Awards, honored with the Les Paul Award.

Lead guitarist Slash (Guns ‘N Roses, MJ) perforing at the 30th NAMM TEC Awards, honored with the Les Paul Award.

*I was invited to attend the 30th annual NAMM TEC Awards and went because I love technology. When I arrived I was pleased to hear that legendary electric lead guitarist Slash (Guns and Roses, Michael Jackson) was to be honored with the NAMM TEC Les Paul Award, and bass player Nathan East (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson) was to be honored with the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Award.

I had such a great time seeing entertainment industry technicians be awarded for their technological developments and sound quality skills that I stayed until the end. That is so unlike me, I tend to want to beat the traffic leaving events at the same time by leaving early.

Winners of the 30th NAMM TEC Awards included Pharrell’s “Happy” for Best Record Production for a Single or Track; the video game “Call of Duty: Ghost” for Best Interactive Entertainment Sound Production; Warner Bros’ Gravity for Best Film Sound Production; “Game of Thrones” for Best Television Sound Production; “Sting & Paul Simon on Stage Tour” for Best Tour/Event Sound Production, and my favorite brand for microphones – Shure (Shure GLXC) which won for Best Wireless Technology.

Image Award winning comedian/actor Sinbad (First Kid, Planes) hosted the event, which offered performances by bass player Nathan East and lead guitarist Slash.

“Every single person in this room is worthy of this award,” East said when he accepted the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Award. “We have the same challenges, how we keep it moving forward. I’d like to give a big thanks to NAMM TEC Awards. I also received my first Grammy Award nomination for my first solo record.”

Slash, who began his career in music with the band Guns ‘N Roses and became a trademark for Michael Jackson’s on stage performances, said when he accepted the NAMM TEC Les Paul Award that he was, “Quite honored. My first electric guitar I ever got was a Les Paul. Some years later I got to meet him. We sort of became friends, he is like a mentor – so thank you.”

You can find out more on the NAMM TEC Awards by logging onto www.TecAwards.org.

(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 Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

AJ host of Radio One Baltimore's 92Q 'Rap Attack" will speak on the entertainment panel of ULMII conference.

AJ, Host of 92Q’s ‘Rap Attack,’ to Speak on Entertainment Panel at Baltimore’s ‘Uplifting Minds II’

DJ Showtime aka AJ, host of 92Q Radio’s ‘Rap Attack,’ to speak on the entertainment business panel at Baltimore’s ‘Uplifting Minds II’

Saturday, April 18, 2015 AJ, host of 92Q’s ‘Rap Attack,’ will serve on the ULMII seminar panel at Security Square Mall

AJ host of Radio One Baltimore's 92Q 'Rap Attack" will speak on the entertainment panel of ULMII conference.

AJ, host of Radio One Baltimore’s 92Q ‘Rap Attack,” will speak on the entertainment panel of ULMII conference.

*AJ, host of 92Q Baltimore’s “Rap Attack,” will serve on the entertainment business seminar panel at Baltimore’s 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) national entertainment conference. The discussion panel is followed by the ULMII national talent competition showcase to be held in Security Square Mall Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m.

AJ, also known as DJ Showtime, hosts the “Rap Attack” with DJ AngelBaby on Sundays at 7 p.m. on 92Q F.M. (www.92Q.com).    In addition, AJ serves as Image Director for Radio One Baltimore. He will speak on the entertainment business seminar panel from 1 – 2:30 p.m. with entertainment business mogul Paul Gardner II (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com), and ULMII founder Eunice Moseley, President of Freelance Associates a public relations/business management consultant company and syndicated entertainment columnist, The Pulse of Entertainment (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com).

The national talent competition will showcase 10 acts to be judged in vocals, songwriting and dance skills. All genres are welcome and winners, one in each category, will be selected by a panel of industry executives and artists. Winners will receive the ULMII Award, a beautiful blue crystal ball, and a long list of prizes that currently include free entertainment business consult, free commercial photo shoot, free make-up and skin care consult, free public relations strategy and consult, free road management consult, and more. GWAUP Squad Entertainment will be on the turntable as co-host of het showcase.

Security Square Mall is presenting the event, with The Baltimore Times as its print media partner. Entertainment magazine www.EURweb.com is the event’s online media sponsor. The “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference is also held in Hollywood, California in October at the Celebrity Centre.

Other sponsors include The Gardner Law Group, Freelance Associates, Rebellious Beauty, I Am Sharpe Eye Photography, Garman Photography, Superstar Entertainment, Dust Dem AFF Productions, and GWAUP Squad Entertainment.

For more information log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com or call 562-424-3836 or email [email protected].

 

 

 

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Lil’ Mo Preps for 3rd Season Premiere of ‘R&B Divas LA’ on TV One February 11, 2015

Lil’ Mo preps for 3rd season premiere of ‘R&B Divas LA’ on TV One February 11, 2015 and the digital album re-release of ‘SCARlet Letter’

Two-time ASCAP R&S Award winner Lil' Mo (Cynthia Loving) stars in the 3rd season of TV One's 'R&B Divas LA.'

Two-time ASCAP R&S Award winner Lil’ Mo (Cynthia Loving) stars in the 3rd season of TV One’s ‘R&B Divas LA.’

*“It was released in October (2014). We’re re-releasing. It’s a digital album,” said 2-time ASCAP R&S Award winner Lil’ Mo (Cynthia Loving) about her current album “SCARlet Letter.” She said its re-release will coincide with the 3rd season premiere of TV One’s reality show “R&B Divas LA.” She stars in the reality show with a long list of other music industry female personalities. “I (also) wrote a tell-all book to coincide with the album.”

Lil’ Mo cast members include Chante Moore, Chrisette Michele, Michel’le Toussaint, Christina “Brave” Williams, Leela James, and Stacey Francis. TV One’s “R&B Divas LA” is co-executive produced by Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert.

“It’s a build up to the 3rd caliber…navigating through reality TV,” said the BMI Pop and Urban Music Award winner about what we can expect on the reality show. “Some (cast members) are returning and we have some new people. You expect people to be one way…you meet them…and their not that way.”

Lil’ Mo is a Long Island, NY native living currently in my home state of Maryland. She started out in the entertainment business as a songwriter with credits that include JaRule’s hit singles “Put It On Me” and “I Cry.” She was signed to Elektra Records and debuted with “Based on a True Story” in 2001. In 2003 she released “Meet the Girl Next Door.” Other album releases include “Superwoman Pt II” and in 2011 “PS, I Love Me.”  She has collaborated with Miss Elliot on “Hot Boyz,” Jay Z, Bow Wow, Kelly Price and Keith Sweat. She has also garnered a Teen Choice Award nomination and a MTV Video Music Award nomination.

TV One’ “R&B Divas LA” premiered in 2013 with the highest viewer rating in its history for ages 25 – 54.

“My story always goes to the next level each season,” Loving said. “I am an all around entertainer. I signed on to do the best of my ability. So much has changed. People think reality TV is fake…People don’t tell me what to do. It’s a storyline…we try to get through.”

For more information on the new season of TV One’s “R&B Divas LA” log onto www.TVOne.com/category/shows/rb-divas and you can find out more on Lil’ Mo aka Cynthia Loving at www.TheLilMoShow.com.

HBO and Fox Searchlight lead in wins for the 21st annual SAG Awards

Catherine Curtin ("Orange is the New Black") during the red carpet arrivals for the 21st annual SAG Awards.

Catherine Curtin (“Orange is the New Black”) during the red carpet arrivals for the 21st annual SAG Awards.

*The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards aired live Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS. It honored legendary Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award nominated actress Debbie Reynolds with the SAG Life Achievement Award making her the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor. HBO and Fox Searchlight Pictures lead with the most SAG Award wins. HBO received a total of 14 wins, and Fox Searchlight Pictures garnered a total of six.

The SAG Awards are selected by its SAG-AFTRA members, fellow actors.

“You’re absolutely right, my peers, this comes from my peers,” said Williams H. Macy when asked about the winners selection process including only actors in the process. Macy won for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role in Showtime’s “Shameless.”

The prominent awards event started with the red carpet arrivals where I had a chance to talk with SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard who is also an actor with credits that include Rambo and The Wedding Ringer.

“We had a lot of successful contract negotiations in the collective bargaining,” said Ken when asked about the results so far from the merger of the two actors’ unions SAG and AFTRA. “We’re a merged union and part of those negotiations was that its one contract across the board. It gave us a lot of power, what we hoped for has come.”

HBO lead with the most nominations at 14. Of the 14 the winners included Mark Ruffalo (“The Normal Heart”) for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie,” Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”) for “Outstanding Female Actor in a Television Movie,” and “Game of Thrones” for “Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama.”

Fox Searchlight Pictures followed HBO with the next highest nominations with six. Of the six nominations the winners included Michael Keaton (Birdman) for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role” and Birdman for “Outstanding Cast in a Movie Picture.”

Other winners included Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) for “Outstanding Female Actress in a Leading Role;” Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) for “Outstanding Actor in a Drama;” Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black”) for “Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series;” “Downton Abbey” (PBS) for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama,” and “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix) for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” You can find the full list of winners by logging onto www.SAGAwards.org.

“I play Wanda Bell in ‘Orange is the New Black,’ said Catherine Curtin (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Bourne Legacy) during the red carpet arrival. “I’m in this extraordinary show. The ensemble is nominated, it’s amazing. It’s a show that touches on the heart strings of what’s going on today.”

The 21st annual SAG Awards were produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment;

(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 Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)