‘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.
Donnie McClurkin (background) and Kelly Price
*It was like being in church, y’all.
This past Friday, Friday February 28, Grammy Winner Donnie McClurkin spontaneously called up Grammy nominated R&B artist Kelly Price to sing at the “Gospel Goes to Hollywood” Pre-Oscar event.
*As predicted and expected, Lupita Nyong’o has won the Oscar for supporting actress for her role in ”12 Years A Slave.”
In the Steve McQueen directed film she portrayed Patsey, a favored but abused slave.
Ms. Nyongo, a newcomer to Holywood and the entertainment biz, is already know for her incredible speeches. Tonight, she didn’t disappoint again.
Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed
*”12 Years a Slave” is benefiting from the most Best Picture buzz as we approach Oscar night, although this is shaping up as one of those rare years when the award for Best Director will probably go to a different film, “Gravity.” Look for “12 Years” to net only a trio of statuettes overall, with “Gravity” likely landing seven.
“12 Years a Slave” is the sort of elaborate historical drama the voters just love to recognize, as reflected in such past picks as “The King’s Speech,” “Gladiator,” “Shakespeare in Love,” Titanic,” “The English Patient,” “Schindler’s List,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Last Emperor,” “Amadeus” and “Out of Africa,” to name a few.
’12 Years A Slave’ director Steve McQueen gives acceptance speech at 2014 Spirit Awards
*Could this be a preview of tomorrow’s Academy Awards? Could be.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards were held on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica and “12 Years A Slave” walked away with 5 awards.
They included Best Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Female, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
*Distinguished actor Nate Parker participated in a Q&A session after a VIP screening of his upcoming film “Non-Stop” Tuesday Night, where he co-stars opposite Liam Neeson.
Academy Award nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o appears in a small role in the film – her first since making a huge splash on the scene in her ground breaking role in “12 Years A Slave.”
EURweb associate Crystal Shaw-King asked Parker about how he got along with Lupita on set and about his thoughts on her Oscar nomination. His answer was very revealing – check it out … Continue reading