Monday, September 30, 2013

Jennifer Hudson spoofs "Scandal"

Jennifer Hudson does her best Olivia Pope impression in this hilarious Funny or Die Scandal spoof.
In the clip, Lydia Cole thinks she's been tasked with fixing a number of salacious scandals around Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, she only finds her self sharing information about the Affordable Care Act.

This creative public service announcement is just one of many Hollywood-Obama joint initiatives to persuade young Americans to sign up for coverage this year. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The CHOIR | "Love Thyself" [S. 1, Ep. 5]

Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE TROUBLE WITH GOING SOMEWHERE // Teaser Trailer || premieres Tuesday October 1




Ellis and his college buddies, tired of taking the hits from an endless lack of gainful employment, take their dire circumstances into their own hands on the open road -- trading in their college degrees for a life of money, sex, adventure and the high stakes of escapism.

Written by Lamont Pierré and Geno Brooks
Created and Directed by Lamont Pierré
Executive Produced by Jared Wofford, Geno Brooks and Lamont Pierré for BAND of ARTISTS Filmmaking Collective (@BOAcollective)

STARRING
Moses Jones(Ellis), Borge Etienne (Brandon), Jared Wofford (Travis), Melissa Diane, Kris Branch and Brandy Grant.

Cinematography by Geno Brooks
Music Composed by Mark Kueffner

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Below is a snippet of episode 1 which premiere on Tuesday October 1








Thursday, September 26, 2013

Black Nativity Theatrical Trailer - stars Forest Whitaker & Angela Bassett in theaters 11/27/13




Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones,
Writers: Kasi Lemmons, Langston Hughes,
In Theaters: November 27th, 2013.

Synopsis
In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ANACOSTIA Web Series gears up for Season 4

From the Writer and Producer of the award winning Independent Film The Ties That Bind comes an independent web series like no other. ANACOSTIA the series follows the lives of four friends as they navigate through Love, Deceit, Betrayal, Sex and Death with a season finale that will leave your mouths open. This 10 episode series will be filmed on location in several areas including Washington DC, Landover Maryland, Baltimore Maryland, Virginia and New York City.


The cast of the hit Web Series ANACOSTIA sat down with WUSA 9 tv station in DC today to start promo for the new season. you can watch the series on YouTube at www.youtube.com/anacostiaseries

You can watch the interview with WUSA 9 below 

http://www.wusa9.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=2695611367001

Jill Scott interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1



Jill Scott comes to NYC on New year's Event at Radio City Music Hall and is also in the new movie baggage claim which comes out this weekend.

Teyana Taylor Calls Rihanna A "Cyber Bully," Talks On Beef & More



Teyana Taylor Calls into Hot 97 here in nyc and talks about twitter beef with Rihanna that exploded which started on Instagram when Rihanna crowned Teyana Taylor about her singing. Get into the interview.

Brandy Gets Emotional & Performs "When You Touch Me" in London




R&B singer Brandy is currently in London doing shows for her UK fans and during the show she gets emotional before singing "When You Touch Me".

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rapper DMX talks to Dr. Phil tomorrow 9/25



Rapper DMX will appear on the Dr.Phil show tomorrow and talk about various topics in an hour long interview. Check your local listing for channel and times.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jessie J & Brandy - LIVE Performance of "Conquer The World"



Jessie J. & Brandy Perform Conquer The World for the 1st Time EVER in London take a listen and let us know what you think


Urban World Film Festival announces 2013 Winners

This past weekend I attended the 2013 Urban World Film Festival here in nyc and had a great time covering the red carpet and also I enjoyed watching several good independent movies in the process. Thank You to 135 St Agency and Urban World Film Festival for allowing Andresflava.com to have access to this great event,pictures and videos from the weekend will be up later this week. Below is a list of the winners of this year's festival.



URBANWORLD ANNOUNCES 2013 FESTIVAL WINNERS





NEW YORK, NY (September 22, 2013) – The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, has announced the winners of the narrative feature, documentary feature, documentary short, narrative short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories. The five-day festival was held September 18-22 and concluded today with an awards reception at Tribeca Grill Loft hosted by style and beauty expert Tai Beauchamp and actor/producer Gbenga Akinnagbe. Urbanworld, which screened 60 films this year (including 4 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres), is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color. Urbanworld thanks its partners BET Networks- presenting sponsor, HBO- founding sponsor, Universal- premiere sponsor, their industry circle partners and media partners.



The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:



Best Narrative Feature - Presented by Fox Audience Strategy - $5,000 Cash Prize



THE VOLUNTEER

Directed by Vicky Wight



Honorable Mention:

Sable Fable – Directed by Stephen Jackson


Best Documentary Feature



THE NEW BLACK

Directed by Yoruba Richen



Honorable Mention:

Brother’s Hypnotic – Directed by Reuben Atlas



Best Narrative Short - Presented by HBO - $5,000 Cash Prize



“CRESCENDO”

Directed by Alonso Alvarez



Honorable Mention:

Baghdad Messi – Directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa



Best Screenplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize



“YEAR OF OUR LORD”

Written by Darius Clark Monroe



Best Teleplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize



“MEL & MISSY”

Written by Allison Bonner Shillingford


Audience Award - Feature



FULL CIRCLE

Directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim



Audience Award – Short



“FLY ON OUT”

Directed by Robert Kolodny



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The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Jurors are:



NARRATIVE FEATURES JURORS

Dori Begley - Senior Vice President, Magnolia Pictures
Nikkole Denson-Randolph - Vice President - Specialty & Alternative Content, AMC Theatres
Zola B. Mashariki - Senior Vice President, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Valerie Meraz - Vice President, Program Acquisitions, Turner Entertainment Networks
· Maria Zuckerman - Vice President, HBO Films



NARRATIVE SHORTS JURORS

Andre Des Rochers - Partner, Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP
Kelly Edwards - VP, Talent Development, HBO
Smokey D. Fontaine - Chief Content & Creative Officer, Interactive One
Niija Kuykendall - Vice President, Production Warner Bros. Pictures
Frida Torresblanco - Award Winning Producer


DOCUMENTARY FEATURES JURORS

Jacqueline Glover - Vice President, Documentary Films, HBO
Shola Lynch - Award-Winning Filmmaker
Tricia Rose - Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University


SCREENPLAY JURORS

Scott Budnick - President, Green Hat Films
Franklin Leonard - Founder, The Black List
Christopher Mack - Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Workshop, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Constance Orlando - Vice President, Original Programming, BET Networks
Heather Morris Washington - Manager, Emerging Writers Fellowship Program, Universal Pictures


TELEPLAY JURORS

Roger Bobb - President & CEO, Bobbcat Films
Nkechi Okoro Carroll – Writer
Erica Montolfo-Bura - Executive Producer


For more information on the Urbanworld Film Festival, visit www.urbanworld.org.



ABOUT URBANWORLD

The Urbanworld® Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld® Digital track focused on digital and social media. Over the last fifteen years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld® has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld® Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld® Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary filmed entertainment. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects. Gabrielle Glore serves as Executive Producer & Head of Programming for the Urbanworld Film Festival. The festival website is www.urbanworld.org.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Music: Adina Howard - Switch [Audio]




Freak in the morning and freak in the evening Ms. Howard is back with new music for you take a listen to it.

New Music:Kelis - Been Given A Morning



We here at Andresflava.com love Melissa and always being innovative and creative when it comes to her music. Take a listen to new music from her and let us know how you feel about it.

New Music: Ja Rule - Everything



After being locked up for the last two years does JaRule still got what it takes to stay relevant and be back on top of the music industry world? Take a listen to new music and decide.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jennifer Lewis Gives Powerful Speech at Baggage Claim Premiere in NYC 9/19/2013



Jennifer Lewis gave an inspiring and powerful speech on Thursday evening after the premiere of the movie "Baggage Claim" which hits theaters next week, take a listen to what she had to say. When Ms. Lewis speaks you listen,this woman is so wise.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

J. Cole - Crooked Smile ft. TLC





The video is based on a real story dedicated to Aiyana Stanley-Jones who was killed 3 yrs ago in Detroit. Love the visuals and understand the importance and awareness but I would still like to have seen TLC in the video.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Season 6 Preview (Returns November 3rd 8pm)




Here is the first official preview for Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta that is set to premiere on Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 8/7c on Bravo.


Grey's Anatomy episode 1 Sneak Peek 2 hr premiere Next Thursday 9/26




Here is the sneak peek at episode 1 of season 10 premiere that will be 2 hrs long next Thursday Sept 26 at 9pm on ABC.

Jesse L. Martin in Marvin Gaye Biopic, "Sexual Healing"








First look at the Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" starring Jesse L. Martin as Marvin Gaye, S. Epatha Merkerson as Alberta Gaye; Brendan Gleeson as Freddy Couseart; Clarke Peters as Harvey Fuqua; Dwight Henry as Marvin Gaye Sr.; Elarica Gallacher as Janis Gaye; Rowena King as Marilyn; and Vicky Krieps as Eugenie Vis.





Solange - Lovers In The Parking Lot (Official Video)




One of my favorite songs off of Solange's album glad to see the video for this song.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Music: "Conquer the World" by Jessie J ft Brandy

New music off of the upcoming album due out later this year singer Jessie J reached out to Brandy for this track entitled "Conquer the World" take a listen to it and let us know what you think of it.


http://www.rockdizmusic.com/songs/jessie-j-ft-brandy-conquer-the-world

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Music: Who I Am by Model/Actor Metrell Hurst




New music from model/actor Merrell get into this powerful song and download it on Google play,itunes etc. now also check out his YouTube Page www.youtube.com/cockrunner15

Webseries: JUDYS - Drama in Decatur I - EP04






Harper, Macen, Carvin and an apprehensive Ezell all attend an eventful party... outside the perimeter. || Donate to our fundraising campaign for next season at GOFUNDME.COM/JUDYS || JUDYSTV.COM || @JUDYSTV






New Music: Britney Spears - Work Bitch (Audio) "leaked"





New music from Britney Spears "Work Bitch" has leaked a day early get into new single from Britney after being off the scene for a while.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Andresflava to cover Urban World Film Festival Next Weekend Sept 18-22 in New York City

Am happy to announce that we will be covering this year's Urban World Film Festival here in NYC next weekend.


The Urbanworld® Film Festival is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld® Digital track focused on digital and social media. Over the last fifteen years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld® has also provided a platform for some of today’s leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld® Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld® Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes. Urbanworld endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary filmed entertainment. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects.

The Line Up for this year festival kicks off Next Thursday Sept 19 with the premiere of Baggage Claim which stars Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Trey Songz, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, LaLa Anthony, Tia Mowry - directed by David E. Talbert - a flight attendant embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to "accidentally" meet and charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.

"Baggage Claim" movie hits theaters on September 27, 2013.

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca. Baggage Claim movie trailer 2013 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution.






On Friday we have two highlights of the festival

Gun Hill which is 84 mins long stars Larenz Tate stars as Bird and Trane, identical twins on opposite sides of the law. Bird is an undercover agent with a secret task force. Trane is a recently released convict who plays by a different set of rules. When Bird is brutally murdered, Trane assumes his brother’s identity in hopes of finding the killer, and gaining a second chance at life. Grappling with morality, fatherhood and love, Gun Hill asks this question: Can someone who is unredeemable become redeemed?

They Die By Dawn

THEY DIE BY DAWN is a film based on the true life African American Cowboys of the old west. With an all star cast including Giancarlo Esposito, Michael K Williams, Nate Parker, Jesse Williams, Rosario Dawson, Isaiah Washington, Erykah Badu, Bokeem Woodbine and Harry Lennix, the film sets out to tell the story of a showdown between the real life characters.

Nat Love (aka Deadwood Dick), Ben Hodges, Bill Pickett, Jim Beckwourth, Isom Dart, Bose Ickard, the outlaw Rufus Buck and Sheriff Bass Reeves were all famous and infamous cowboys whilst the strong and powerful Stagecoach Mary bore little resemblance to Calamity Jane.



On Saturday evening the highlight of the festival is the premiere of episode 3 of season 4 of Broadway Empire



Boardwalk Empire chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, Atlantic City’s undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Season 4 picks up eight months after the end of Season 3, in February 1924 – the year jazz “really came into being,” with fictional dancers/singers as well as the ubiquitous Charleston dance. Having barely survived an overthrow by Gyp Rossetti in Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk as the season begins. 


Sunday the festival ends with the premiere of The Inevitable defeat of Mister and Pete

Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. The movie stars AYCnthony Mackie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Jeffrey Wright



For complete listing of all the movies showcasing at the Urban World Film Festival visit www.urbanworld.org 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DJ Mister Cee Shares All + Comes Clean About His Struggles On The HOT 97...





Legendary DJ Mr. Cee of New York City admits this morning that he has had sex with transsexuals in the past but denies that he is gay. He has only has have had oral sex from the transsexuals.

R&B Divas LA: Episode 9 | Reunion #2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mister Cee Resigns From Hot 97 after YouTube personality Bimbo Winehouse black mails him for sex






YouTube personality Bimbo Winehouse black mails Mr Cee for money and when he didn't get what he wanted he release audio of Mr Cee soliciting for sex from him who portrays himself as a dragqueen.

Below is the audio Bimbo Winehouse recorded







The CHOIR | "New Blood" [S. 1, Ep. 2]



New Webseries from Issa Rae who brought you Roomieloverfriend and awkward black girl here is episode 2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sean Combs Issues Global Casting Call For On-Air Talent for Revolt TV






Do you have what it takes to be the next on air talent for Sean "Diddy" Combs network Revolt TV? Watch the announcement and get those submissions in folks, also log on to the website www.revolt.tv and fill out the application let's do this #iamrevolt

Blue Caprice Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Isaiah Washington & Tequan Richmond





Based on the DC sniper events that shook the DC area. The movie stars Isaiah Washington & Tequan Richmond and opens this weekend in select cities such as DC,NYC,MIAMI,LA,Chicago,Fort Lauderdale etc.

Momma'z Boi Ep. 1 A Mother's Love







A story of a mother and son, finding themselves and re-introducing themselves to each other. When Michael King comes home from college to share some news with his mother Lin King (Marketing Exec) he didn't receive the reaction he expected. After putting Michael out she feels guilty because she's faced with the skeletons in her closet. Watch as this story takes you on a journey full of laughs, tears, and jaw-dropping suspenseful cliff-hangers.

Cast
Lin King played by Jae Patterson
Michael King played by Nijae Lopez
Darnell Chambers played by Poetiik Soulja
Donte Wallace played by Kevyn M
Alex Santos played by Macc Rivera

Kevyn M.: Executive Producer/Director/Editor/Writer
Nijae Lopez Producer/Assis. Director/Writer
Lyriqal "LB" Blyss Producer/Editor

www.mommazboi.com>


Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire" Prank



The video went viral with over 9 million views and it was all a prank..

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Gay Rapper Lasto "The Re-Up" Talks New Album, Macklemore, Na'tee, Sex Li...



Shout out to Lasto he sits down with Aconnectiontv and talks about a variety of topics get into the interview.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Video: R&B Divas LA: Episode 9 | Reunion #1



Love or Hate Wendy Williams she did the dang on thing hosting the reunion show of R&B Divas LA in the first part of the two part reunion alot of questions were answered that alot of us as fans wanted to know no matter how "messy" it seemed we should know if Wendy Williams is involved it wouldn't be any other way.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aconnectiontv presents: The Shade,The Fraud, & The TakeOver of Inferno DR - #DRTakeOver



Popular YouTube personality Wes of Aconnectiontv gives his first hand experience of what took place this past weekend in Punta Cana on the resort of the Melia Caribe Tropical after the organizers of Inferno DR cancelled the popular destination trip that has been going on for the last 5 years. Inferno DR cancelled 24 hrs before the weekend events were scheduled to start. Wesley was on the island from Wednesday through Monday and gives us exactly what we need to know what happened through his eyes.

Throwing Shade: House of New York Trailer

Throwing Shade: House of New York Trailer from Thembisa Mshaka on Vimeo.




Step into a world with every type...except the stereotype. For the first time, LGBT men of color have their say in an original docu-series created to illuminate the real dreams, challenges and triumphs of a population often maligned and misunderstood. With DOMA and DADT vanquished, and marriage equality becoming the law around the globe, the time is now for this groundbreaking series. Currently being presented to brand and telecast partners. Created by co-EP Will Robinson and Dray Ebony. Executive producer: Thembisa S. Mshaka. Marketing lead: Michelle Joyce.

New Music Raheem DeVaughn - Ridiculous



Raheem DeVaughn new album came out yesterday and I am loving this track off of it "Ridiculous" The album is entitled "A place called loveland" which is Raheem DeVaughn 4th studio album. The 16 track album gives you what you need and come to love from Raheem DeVaughn...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SUBWAYS a first look A film by Dane Joseph



Subways a film from the creator of the hit Web Series "Drama Queenz" comes Subways which is about A servely depressed casting assistant/blogger's life is forever altered following a series of unfortunate incidents as he reconciles his dreams with reality.

FREEFALL // Exclusive #Ep109 Teaser + Support the Campaign || @FreefallS...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dear Dad: Letters from Same Gender Loving Sons A film by Chase Simmons


The Trailer to Dear Dad: Letters from Same Gender Loving Sons A film by Chase Simmons

"Dear Dad," Teaser from Eight Peace Productions on Vimeo.


The Film is an 1 hour and 22 minutes long


"Dear Dad: Letters from Same Gender Loving Sons" from Eight Peace Productions on Vimeo.

New Black Gay Web Series: JUDYS - Episodes 1-3



Judys is a comedy about drama centered on a group of friends and their adventures in gay Atlanta. Each one of the Judys are based on a common stereotype about gay men that I chose to put onto three dimensional characters. My thinking,for instance was what if the extreme effeminate gay guy was also the most conservative? And so the Judys were born.- Casey Hamilton who is the star,writer and creator of new Web Series "Judys"

Episode 2: #Menafter10




Episode 3: Only Judy can Judge Me






Sunday, September 1, 2013

No Strings Attached - Kaoz - (OFFICIAL VIDEO HD) 2013



The Minnesota rapper does it again in the visuals for his latest song No Strings Attached" Get into it with an amazing message.