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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.
Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars and directs the Warner Bros presentation of The Water Diviner.

The Pulse of Entertainment: The Pull of Love is Real and Alive in Warner Bros’ ‘The Water Diviner’

The pull of love is real and alive in Warner Bros’ The Water Diviner starring Russell Crowe, in theaters April 24, 2015

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars and directs the Warner Bros presentation of The Water Diviner.

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars and directs the Warner Bros presentation of The Water Diviner.

Writers Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight creatively showed how strong the pull of love is in the Warner Brother’s presentation of The Water Diviner starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, who also directs. Produced by Troy Lum, Keith Rodger and Andrew Mason The Water Diviner makes real the energy and power of love.

The backdrop of the Rated R dramatic and action film is in Australia and Turkey. It follows Connor (Crowe) an expert Australian water finder who, at the request of his wife before she committed suicide, went in search of the bodies of his sons who enlisted during WWI five years before. Yilmaz Erdogan played the Turkish Commander who ultimately helps him located his sons, at risk of his own life.

During his journey he befriends a widower (Olga Kurylenko) and her son (Dylan Georgiades) who runs a hotel. Their very similar ordeals, widowed with son(s), bond them in a way that shows love is real and always alive. Jai Courtney plays an Australia Officer charged with finding and identifying over 3,000 dead Turkish and Australian soldiers on a beach where the historic “Battle of the Gallipoli” occurred.

A Fear of God Films, Hopscotch Features, Seven Network and RatPac Entertainment production The Water Diviner is full of action, passion and drama. Leading the case and directing the film is Russell Crowe, the makings of an award winning recipe. The Water Diviner also stars Jacqueline McKenzie, Ryan Corr and Cem Yilmaz. Log onto www.TheWaterDivinerMovie.com.au to watch the movie trailer and for more information.

Fashion Week at ‘Show Up and Show Out’ attracts a steam of designer lovers to the fashion show

Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson, executive producer of VH1's 'Basketball Wives', arriving for Fashion Week. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Va’Shaundya Karlette Nelson, executive producer of VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’, arriving for Fashion Week. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

“I’m wearing a blazer, I left my pants at home,” said Va’Shaundya Karlette Nelson executive producer of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” and “Basketball Wives LA” while arriving at the “Show Up and Show Out”  Fashion Show. “I felt I wanted to do something different – something out of the box.”

Va’Shaundya was one of many who turned out during Fashion Week. I was invited to cover the red carpet arrivals of the “Show Up and Show Out” fashion show, held at the Arena Hollywood. R&B singer Christina Milan’s designs were among those shown. Designer lovers, and sports and entertainment industry personalities came out to behold the entertainment and excitement that fashion brings.

“As usual for Fashion Week you don’t want to follow the regular trends,” Nelson added. When I asked what about fashion excited her she said, “Anything exotic, anything difference, anything that goes against the grand excites me.”

This is the third year that the “Show Up and Show Out” fashion show has been held. The event was also collecting can goods and non perishables for the LA Regional Food Bank.

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Con Funk Shun to release first album since 1986, 'More Than Love.'

The Pulse of Entertainment: Con Funk Shun Has ‘More Than Love’ to Give with April 28 Album Release

Con Funk Shun has ‘More Than Love’ to give with April 28, 2015 album release on Shanachie Entertainment

Con Funk Shun to release first album since 1986, 'More Than Love.'

Con Funk Shun to release first album since 1986, ‘More Than Love.’

*So fresh was the sound of Con Funk Shun just the name has become a genre. The band whose music has been covered by R&B group Dru Hill (“Love’s Train” produced by Keith Sweat) on their multi-platinum selling debut and their “Honey Wild” was sampled by Hip-Hop’s Lil’ Wayne on his “Kush” single. On April 28, 2015 Con Funk Shun releases a new project, “More Than Love,” on the Shanachie Entertainment imprint.

The Con Funk Shun band includes founders Louis McCall (drums/vocals) and Michael Cooper (guitar/vocals), and Cedric Martin (bass), Danny “Sweet Man” Thomas (keyboards), Karl Fuller (triumph), and Paul “Maceo” Harrell (woodwinds) all joined in 1971. Con Funk Shun signed to Mercury Records in 1976 and released an outstanding 11 albums in 10 years garnering such classic hits as “Electric Lady,” “Chase Me,” and “Baby I’m Hooked.”

“We been writing for this album for three years,” said Michael about the “More Than Love” development process. “We had to narrow it down.”

Cooper said with the suggestion of their wives and family members they decided because of technology and all of them had recording studios in their homes, why not record an album.

“We still love this music…were inspired by our families,” Michael admitted. “We still here…so why not do an album”

The current single off the album is “Your Night,” and one of Michael’s favorites on the album is titled “Big Girl.”

“We wanted to address certain issues of men and women,” Cooper point out about the song selection criteria. He laughed, “All the women around me are big girls, only my youngest is sticking to a size 6.”

Their influences were Earth, Wind and Fire, War, The Commodores, Lakeside, and Kool and the Gang. Con Funk Shun just wants to remind music even though the last album was in 1986 that they are still good at what they do.

“Some songs illustrate us as singers…as instrumentalists, that we still have horns…still do falsetto,” said Michael as he continued on about the song selection. “The hard Con Funk Shun stuff we put aside to save for a Michael Cooper album…some the next Con Funk Shun. We wanted to balance our album…so it represents all our skills.”

The group collaborated on “More Than Love” with Michael Paran at P Music Group the creative force behind the hit-making second career of seven times nominated Charlie Wilson.

Bishop Noel Jones backed Trent Von Lee album ‘I Am a Praiser’ debuts at #13 on Billboard Gospel

Trent Von Lee releases debut 'Bishop Noel Jones Presents Trent Von Lee I Am a Praise.'

Trent Von Lee releases debut ‘Bishop Noel Jones Presents Trent Von Lee I Am a Praise.’ (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

“To celebrate what the Lord has done,” Praise and Worshiper Trent Von Lee pointed out to me at his release party for “Bishop Noel Jones Presents Trent Von Lee I Am a Praiser” (Karew Records). “What God has done and what He is about to do…people are out celebrating that.”

In talking to the attendees during the red carpet arrivals it was clear to see they were there to support Trent as well. To Praise and Worship too, while celebrating the March 24, 2015 release of his debut album “I Am a Praiser.” “I Am a Praiser” debuted on Billboard’s Gospel Charts at #13 and peaked at #9.

The album is produced by Lee, Charles Harris, Jr., Marcus Hodge and Chadwick L. Williams. His listening party was held in late February at Home of Music Entertainment in Beverly Hills, California and hosted by comedian Jonathan Slocumb. Its red carpet arrivals were hosted by stylist Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary).

“Trent is a friend of mine,” said attendee Mandell Fraiser, there with his date Adrian Anderson (formerly of Trin-i-Tee 57). “I met him at church. He is passionate and a Praiser. I am so happy to support him.”

“I am on the label with Karen Clark-Sheard,” said David Johnson said about how he was signed to the label of Karen Clark-Sheard, Karew Records, with Trent Von Lee. “I lead worship…and the Bishop heard me at the national congregation.”

If the release party and Trent Von Lee’s debut at #13 on Billboard Gospel Charts is any indication of his career in Gospel music I can almost guarantee Trent’s is here to stay. You can learn more about Von Lee at www.TrentVonLee.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 Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

anthony michael hobbs

9-year-old Anthony Michael Hobbs Wins Montclair Film Festival’s Grand Prize

Nine year-old Anthony Michael Hobbs wins Montclair Film Festival’s Grand Prize for ‘Kidz Shortz’

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ written and directed of short film, One Nation, wins Grand Prize at the NJ Montclair Film Festival held May 1 – 10, 2015

Award winning nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs wins the Montclair Film Festival Grand Prize.

Award winning nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs wins the Montclair Film Festival Grand Prize for his self directed and produced shot film One Nation.

Nine year-old Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) written, produced and directed short film, One Nation, wins “Grand Prize for an Individual” at the Montclair Film Festival in the Kidz Shortz Cinemaniacs category. The Montclair Film Festival will be held May 1 – 10, 2015 at various Cinema and Theater locations in New Jersey. The Kidz Shortz Cinemaniac category is for individual and groups of children in grades 4 – 6. Hobbs (Our Lady of Victory School), short film One Nation will be screened and awarded at a red carpeted event on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11: 30 a.m. at the Bellevue Theater.

Anthony’s One Nation was also screened at the 2015 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival in Indiana and will be screened at the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania April 24 – 26, 2015.

One Nation is about a boy name Steven and his five friends (Jeffrey, Spice, Hope, Rose, and Brianna); kids who decided that they needed to give back to the members of the Army returning home after fighting for freedom. Zachary Hammond was the film’s production assistant, Jeannine Collins the wardrobe stylist, and comic book author/singer/songwriter Lexee Crystal performs the film’s soundtrack release “I See.”

As the writer, producer, and director of One Nation Hobbs joins a caliber of 123 films that was screened at the Alhambra Theatre Film Festival at Tropicana Casino. The screening of One Nation will join the presentation of the new films such as “Exists” by directors and producers Eduardo Sandres and Gregg Hale (The Blair Witch Project).

Anthony Michael Hobbs’ credits include performances in films, such as his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist,” as well as his starring role in DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc); United Way ‘s PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197);  Norwegian Cruise-Line’s commercial; several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; the national classroom program called KinderRhyme – which appears in over 2600 school programs, and in a Comcast’s Xfinity segment.

More information and tickets to Montclair Film Festival log onto www.MontclairFilmFestival.org. For information and tickets to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival visit its website at www.thealhambratheatrefilmfestival.com, and for more information and tickets to The West Chester Film Festival visit its website at www.westchesterfilmfestival.com. For more information about One Nation visit Hobbs at IMDB or at his website www.anthony-michael.com. To contact his management you can call 410-908-4869.

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Lead guitarist Blake Aaron (MAD TV) to release fifth studio album 'Soul Stories" May 5, 2015.

The Pulse of Entertainment: Blake Aaron to Release ‘Soul Stories,’ a Perfect Blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk

Guitarist Blake Aaron to release ‘Soul Stories,’ a perfect blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk, May 5, 2015

Lead guitarist Blake Aaron (MAD TV) to release fifth studio album 'Soul Stories" May 5, 2015.

Lead guitarist Blake Aaron (MAD TV) to release fifth studio album ‘Soul Stories” May 5, 2015.

*“This is the first I produced completely by myself,” said lead guitarist Blake Aaron about his fifth solo studio album titled “Soul Stories.” Then project is a perfect blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk selections and is to be released May 5, 2015 on Innervision Records. “It took a long time. I had 100 ideas for songs. I have a few songs in the can for the next (project).”

Blake said he wanted to show who he was as a musician on this album, to include all the difference genres that have influenced him.

“I change genres,” Aaron told me when asked what listeners can expect to find on the new project. “I go through difference genres in my career. In High School I played Rock, in college it was Jazz and Classical. Out of college the gigs were Funk.”

Blake hopes the new album “Soul Stories” takes the listeners on an emotional journey.

“I would love for the album to take them on a journey, an emotional journey like a movie. The ups and downs, like my concerts,” he pointed out. “I hope they inspire you to get up and party.”

Well surely the “Sol Amor” selection was made so the listeners would get up and party, because it is one of my favorites and I can see myself dancing all night to it. “Sol Amor” is one of my favorites because it has that Latin feel I love so much. Blake remakes the Hall & Oats classic “Sara Smile.” It took me back to my youth, but he still made it his own by letting his guitar sing those lyrics. Other favorites from the album include “Story of the Blues,” a Funky number where Aaron’s guitar actually sounds like its screaming as he ends the song on a real Funky note. “Story of My Life” evokes visions of Africa and endless rivers, “Europa” felt like the essence of what Latin music is, and “Groove-O-Matic” is a favorite because its horns gives it that Big Band feel that enhances Blake’s Funky guitar rhythm.

Blake Aaron is also a syndicated radio show host of “The Blake Aaron Live” Show on KSBR with Tina Anderson. His music reached Billboard’s Top Five Chart and reached the Top #10 on Billboard’s Latin Chart for his single “Encantadora.” Blake was also the guitarist and theme song composer for MAD TV for 14 years.

One of the best female comedienne/actresses in entertainment, Luenell, celebrates her birthday at OHM Night Club in Hollywood

Comedienne/actress Luenell (Taken 2) at her birthday party at OHM Night Club in Hollywood. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Comedienne/actress Luenell (Taken 2) at her birthday party at OHM Night Club in Hollywood. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

*I was invited to a birthday party for one of the best female comedienne/actresses in entertainment, Luenell. The new queen of comedy was celebrating her birthday at OHM Night Club in Hollywood, and the evening was all about making sure she knew how much we loved and supported her.

The comedienne/actress, who has worked on such projects as Taken 2 with Liam Neeson, Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler, and The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, was patient and loving to each and every supporter as she made her way into her red carpeted party surrounded by her manager, body guard and significant other.

Her birthday bash house band was The On Call Band with James Manning. The DJ on sight was DJ Paradise, along with other guest DJs, and special performances were by Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Troop, and many others. Luenell’s birthday bash was promoted by Kevin Rouse of Rouse House Entertainment.

The talented and always jolly actress television credits include “The Middle,” “Nash Bridges,” and “Californication.” Her comedic talents landed her on “The Tracy Morgan Show,” “The Tony Rock Project,” and “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy.” Find out more about what Luenell is doing next by logging onto her website at www.HeyLuenell.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 Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Ro Brooks

The Pulse of Entertainment: Baltimore Actor Ro Brooks is Turning Heads in Hollywood with His Acting Skills

Baltimore actor Ro Brooks is turning heads in Hollywood with his acting skills

Baltimore actor Ro Brooks stars in Mysterious Ways.

Baltimore actor Ro Brooks stars in Mysterious Ways.

*“I auditioned,” said Baltimore actor Ro Brooks (Preacher’s Kids, “CSI: NY”) about how he received the role in the new film Mysterious Ways, starring Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”), Gary Dourban (“Being Mary Jane”) and Erica Campbell (Mary Mary).  The faith-based movie arrives on DVD and in theaters April 21, 2015. Brooks can be seen in the Tyler Perry series “The Haves and Have Nots” on the OWN Network. When asked about upcoming projects Ro informed me he has projects that include, “The Clean Up Men…I play an undercover cop, and The Congregation (Spring, 2015 release), I play a Pastor.”

Brooks can also be seen in a national U.S. Marine Corps commercial titled “The Land We Love” and in Avalon (El Rey Network), a Toyota commercial with Idris Elba, and the film Squatters with Richard Dreyfuss. He can be seen in music videos of singer Syleena Johnson and Lil’ Mo.

One of Ro’s first roles was on “Homicide Life in the Streets” in 1993. He has since then amassed an impressive list of projects that include working with directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bey. His credits also include Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, A Beautiful Soul, “Shameless” (Showtime), and “Sons of Anarchy” (FX).

Learn more about Ro Brooks by visiting his website at www.RoBrooks.com.

Chris Spencer, one of the most sought after comedic script writers, credits include ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ and ‘Wild ‘N Out’

Comedian/writer Chris Spencer, executive producer and writer on BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood.'

Comedian/writer Chris Spencer, executive producer and writer on BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’

*With thirty-four credits as a television comedy script writer, Chris Spencer’s credits include the highly popular comedy-series “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” He has become one of the most sought after writers in Hollywood. Chris is also a comedian, actor and producers.

“As a writer each process is different,” Chris said when I questioned him about his process for writing for “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET) starring Kevin Hart. “It’s really just putting together an idea. Just keep writing it and rewriting. You got to keep writing. If you like to write it’s a labor of love. Then it’s a point when you say this is enough, this is it. You got to get it right.”

As a writer Chris Spencer’s credits include “Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza,” Nick Cannon’s “Wide ‘N Out,”  “The BET Honors,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Vibe”. Forty-nine credits as an actor solidifies him in Hollywood for life, with roles in such projects as “Being Mary Jane,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Charmed,” “ER,” “The District,” and films The Sixth Man and Significant Others.

As a producer Spencer has 34 episodes of “Real Husbands of Hollywood” as executive producer, and his own “Chris Spencer’s Minority Report.” He consulting producer on “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus.” His comedic talents landed him a spot on “The Chris Rock Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.”

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

The cast of ABC's 'American Crime'.

The Pulse of Entertainment: John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ Focuses on Today’s Issues in a Nonpartisan way

John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ focuses on today’s issues in a nonpartisan way, airs Thursdays at 10/9c

The cast of ABC's 'American Crime'.

The cast of ABC’s ‘American Crime’.

*John Ridley, known for his script for 12 Years a Slave, created and directs the new ABC television series “American Crime.” The crime drama stars Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King and Elvis Nolasco. The weekly series airs on Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC, and it focuses on race, class, gender and political issues in a nonpartisan way.

The same skill Ridley showed in 12 Years a Slave when he portrays the ugliness of the enslavement of black people, while also showing the courage it took for some white people to stand up against it. John approaches the issues of today with the same as the series “American Crime” centers around the different sides of the judicial system during a racially charged case.

Russ Skokie’s (Timothy Hutton) son Matt, a war veteran, is murdered and his wife is assaulted in their home. Felicity Huffman plays Matt’s ex-wife and she fuels the investigation into the case. The police “find” four suspects and whether guilty or not their lives will be forever changed.

The four suspects are Carter Nix played Elvis Nolasco (Third Watch). Regina King (“SouthLAnd”) plays Aliyah Shadeed a devout and strong Muslim woman, helping Carter find a good defense attorney. Alonzo Gutierrez, played by Benito Martinez (“The Shield”), is a hardworking Mexican immigrant whose son Tony, played by Johnny Ortiz (McFarland USA), is a suspect – maybe it’s only because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aubrey Taylor played by Caitlin Gerard (Magic Mike) and Hector Tonz played by Richard Cabral (End of Watch) are both former models who are strung-out on drugs who are suspects as well.

“It’s a beautiful religion,” Regina King said about her character strong Muslim beliefs. “ABC provided an amazing Muslin woman who lives in Texas…she was there for 24/7.”

Learn more about upcoming episodes of “American Crime” at www.abc.gocom/shows/american-crimes.

Chrystee Pharris stars in Steps of Faith with Ted Lange and the POP Network docu-series ‘Queens of Drama’

Chrystee Pharris ("Passions") stars in Steps of Faith and the new docu-series "Queens of Drama."

Chrystee Pharris (“Passions”) stars in Steps of Faith and the new docu-series “Queens of Drama.”

*“All of us came together, we wanted to do our own project, write the characters…the plot,” said Chrystee Pharris, best known for her role on the day-time drama “Passions.” The project is POP Network’s docu-series “Drama Queens,” about the lives of the leading ladies of day-time drama. “Meeting these women…they’re all so powerful. I’ve watched them for a long time.”

The other day time drama queens include Lindsay Harley (“All My Children”), Crystal Hunt (“One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“General Hospital”) and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and the Beautiful”). The “Queens of Drama” docu-series will premier April 26, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on POP Network (formerly TV Guide Network).

Pharris also stars in a faith-based film Steps of Faith with Ted Lange (“Love Boat”), Charles Malik Whitfield (“One Life to Live”), Tracey Ross (“Passions”), and Irma P. Hall (“Soul Food”). Directed by M. Legend Brown, Steps of Faith follows Faith (Chrystee) who is not a church girl but has a very close personal relationship with God. The family friendly film is currently on DVD and screening at 16 film festivals.

“I walk on faith,” Pharris stated frankly.’

Chrystee is also known for her role on “Scrubs” and her credits include “Castle,” “Lincoln Heights,” “Nashville” and A Walk in the Woods. To learn more about Chrystee log onto www.ChrysteePharris.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 Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)