*Early one Tuesday evening, “Angie” got off from her middle-management job at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, went home and changed from a beige Ann Taylor business ensemble and heels into faded jeans, tan wedge sneakers and a black fitted hoodie with a rainbow NORTH FACE logo on the front.
After scarfing down a Lean Cuisine meal and freshening her make-up, this mom who just turned 50 was off again, attending for the first time a monthly Neighborhood Watch gathering at a library a few blocks from her midtown home.
“12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley (L) and director Steve McQueen
*The Wrap is reporting that there is definitely a screenwriting credit beef going on between “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley and director Steve McQueen, both of whom took home Oscars on Sunday night.
During the telecast, many viewers noticed that the two didn’t give each other congratulatory hugs, or even look each other’s way when the other won. Also, neither was thanked, nor even mentioned in the other’s acceptance speech.
Well, according to The Wrap, the bitter feud started when Ridley turned down McQueen’s request for shared screenplay credit.
‘The Beast’ Speaks on Ali, Anderson Silva and Money Mayweather!
*Former Semi Pro Warsaw Eagles football player, fitness guru, GLORY World Series, k-1 Global Professional Kickboxer and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Pro, James “The Beast” Wilson joins the KOTC lineup airing live on MAVTV from San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA! (MAVTV - www.mavtv.com), DIRECTV’s testosterone driven television network reaching over 27 million viewers. (DIRECTV, Channel 214)
Though James is such a busy man preparing for his fight, EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, caught up with “The Beast” at Savant Young’s Fight Academy in Pasadena.
*Rep. Frank Underwood of the Netflix series “House of Cards” may be a ruthless politician willing to contort his own ethics and morals if it will move him or his cause just an inch forward, but actor Kevin Spacey says his character’s by-any-means-necessary tactics in Washington are not unlike that of our 16th President’s approach in getting the 13th Amendment through the House.
“One of the things I liked so much about Steven Spielberg’s film [‘Lincoln’] was both the screenwriter and Spielberg were not afraid to show a politician who has without question, and in American folklore, become an almost saintly figure – showing what he was willing to do to get an anti-slavery bill passed,” Spacey told us during roundtables for the series. “He was willing to give appointments to people, willing to put them in positions that today if that happened, it’d be a big scandal.
“But he felt it was worth it. That giving pointless jobs to various politicians in order to get their vote, to change something he fundamentally felt was important means we were watching a politician at work. Not a saint. A politician.
Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson in ‘Non-Stop’
*The first Liam Neesom interview I did was at a Universal Pictures press junket in London, England for “Love Actually.” That romcom also stars Chiwetel Ejiofore, and his wife in the film, Keira Knightley.
“Love Actually,” which has become a holiday staple, has Neeson as the father of Sam (Thomas Sangster) who has a tremendous crush on Black classmate Joanna (Olivia Olson), and Neeson helps Sam to win the heart of Joanna.
Both Olson and her mother in the film, Ruby Turner, are singers in real life.
by Larry Buford
The Waters on the Red Carpet. (L – R) Luther, Maxine, Julia and Oren
*Think you’ve never heard of The Waters? Listen again!
I first saw them live at a Neil Diamond show at The Forum…Julia and Maxine are the voices behind Diana Ross on “Someday We’ll Be Together”
If you’ve ever listened to vinyl records or CD’s, watched television or gone to the movies you have heard one or more of the voices that comprise “The Waters” – Luther, Maxine, Julia, and Oren – a family group raised in Los Angeles, grew up in a rich musical environment orchestrated by their mother Lorena who was quite a vocalist in her own right.