How To Get Away With Murder- “Let’s Get To Scooping”

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The latest episode of “How To Get Away With Murder” began with a Flash Forward from Connor as he desperately tries to snap Michaela out of her emotional shock and paralysis at the scene of Frank’s murder. Asher tries to get them into reclaim the justice trophy from Michaela. They all hide from him instead. Flash forward and Connor once again seducs Oliver and arrives late in court. There, the judge decides to keep Rebecca in custody and set her bail at one million dollars. Wes pleads with her to tell him the code to Lila’s cell phone. Annalise tries desperately to reach Rebecca and get her to tell everything that happened with the case and why she confessed to murdering Liza. She confesses her innocence and affirms Wes was right. Annalise admonishes him for his behavior with Rebecca and demands to know everything he told her. He withholds information about the phone. The other law students stress over exams with Michaela trying to barter notes with Laurel. Annalise takes Wes off Rebecca’s case and takes the students to meet her client, Marin Trudeau accused of insider trading. When they arrive they find her office is being ransacked by the FBI. Marin burns their search warrant in protest, the officer in turn reveals her connection to the CEO of the pharmaceutical company she traded with in a sex tape.

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Get Curly Hair without a care! Make Your Own Hair Magic with The Curl Sponge!

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Hair care and products number in the millions. Everywhere and everyday there are more and more gimmicks that promise to make your hair glow, give it volume, or some super power that seems to defy the physics. One product is keeping it real and simple for a change–introducing “The Curl Sponge!” The Curl Sponge is an amazing hair accessory created by Atlanta barber, Youssef The Barber. It caters to the growing natural, curly hair style trend that is taking the country by storm. When combined with a holding spray the sponge actually creates curls by rubbing it in a  light, circular motion; using the circular holes cut into it to curl the hair! This process is almost instant and when combined with a holding spray curls and maintains the style for an extended period of time. The sponge has become so successful celebrity barbers use it as one of their go to accessories when styling their famous clients. Usher Raymond was rumored to be a big user of the sponge while he rocked his famous burst fade.

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I was first introduced to The Curl Sponge about three years ago when I wanted to give my hair a more natural look. Waves were nice, but curly hair own guys, especially African-American men was in and becoming more and more popular. Naturally, I wanted to be apart of the trend. My barber then used the sponge on me and I instantly viewed it as hair magic. The compliments I received then, and now, for my curly hair have never stopped. The product is nothing short of wonderful and if a quick, curly style is what you desire then you must have this among your hair care accessories. This amazing trinket is to be used daily and has no negative side effects. It does exactly what it says it will do–curl your hair! Ladies fear not! The Curl Sponge is unisex, any girl with a low and natural cut will find it to be her new best friend.

My "curly" burst fade thanks to "Curl Sponge" and celebrity barber, John "JD" Dillard of "Barbers, Inc. TV."

My “curly” burst fade thanks to “Curl Sponge” and celebrity barber, John “JD” Dillard of “Barbers, Inc. TV.”

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He’s So NOT Feelin’ It! Kanye West Isn’t diggin’ how Scott Disick treats Kourtney Kardashian!

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It is no secret that socialite/reality television star Kourtney Kardashian and her “partner,” Scott Disick have had major ups and downs in their relationships. For awhile it seemed as if Scott had calmed down and become a supporting partner and doting father to his children Mason and Penelope. Recently, however, Kourtney revealed she is pregnant with their third child. This all comes on the tail end of Scott’s grief over the loss of both his parents last year and from the footage we saw from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK)” he did no seem to thrilled about his latest pending “bundle of joy.” Since then Scott has been once again battling with alchohol abuse and partying wildly. He has even gone into rehab. Although he has many critics, one for sure stands out–Kanye West.

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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

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“Love & Basketball’s” Gina Prince-Bythewood Delivers Black Love & Fame in “Beyond The Lights!”

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Glitz, glamour, and fame can be a drug worse than any chemical substance or emotional attachment. Some people handle it well, only making it a minor aspect of their lives. Others, however, suffocate in it.  The pressure might as well be like a millstone around their necks! Now take this feeling and enter Noni Jean’s (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) world. Noni is a sensational singer and rising star on the fast track to global success. She has three platinum singles and is expected to break records. She even has a highly anticipated album soon to drop. However, all that pales in comparison to the emptiness she feels inside and her overbearing mother/manager (Minnie Driver). After winning her first Billboard Music Award, what should be a celebratory event becomes a distressing one when she tries to commit suicide by jumping from a balcony. Luckily she is saved by a cop working security for her, Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker). As she dangles from the balcony he says three of the sweetest and simplest words ever, “I see you…” Before she can even recover from the event she is forced to lie to the media about what has happened and enlists Kaz’s aide. He reluctantly complies and then distances himself from her, finding the limelight too bright. However, there is a real bond between the two of them and he finds himself drawn back to her. They instantly become what each other need in life. He becomes her hero, and she becomes an outlet to his straight laced, pre-planned life. Nevertheless, the couple have to contend with their respective demons and the media at large. Through it all Noni and Kaz learn “Beyond The Light” and the swirling drama that follows you have to be true to yourself. After all the truth is the only solid ground to stand on.

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If Loving You Is Wrong- “After Heartbreak”

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Julius and Edward continue to brawl with the former gaining the upper hand. Their fight stops when a neighbor threatens to call the police. Julius declares he is a corrupt cop and tells Esperanza he is done with her and moving on. Elsewhere, Randal relaxes and watches television in his home. He and Marcie discuss Alex’s temper. She apologizes for ruining game night and tells him it felt good to have him so affectionate. She also tells him everything changed between them six months ago and asks is it about their baby. Randal tries to resist her prying  and tries to get him to have sex with her, he rebuffs her advances and tells her he is sleeping on the sofa overnight. She leaves disappointed. He texts Alex trying to get her to come to his shed later that night. Alex pretends to be asleep when Brad climbs in bed and keeps him from cuddling with her. He apologizes for letting Randal and Marcie come over, and says he just wanted things to be the way they were before. She tells him to never surprise her again.

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Edward (l), Julius (r)

Esperanza tends to Edward’s wounds and tries to dissuade him from going after Julius. He tries to blame her for everything that has happened. Their arguing awakens their daughter. She is disturbed to see him so hurt and comforts him as he begins to cry. He promises to get back at Julius. He tells her he cannot afford Esperanza’s house and his own. She tells him she wishes she had never met him and demands he leave her home. Elsewhere, Alex sneaks out of bed with Brad and goes to see Randal in his shed. They begin to kiss and have sex on his work bench!

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Gotham- “Arkham”

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War truly began to brew as Falcone and Maroni both attempt to sway the vote for Arkham Asylum and the land surrounding it. Falcone wants it to become a waste disposal site, Maroni wants it to become low income housing, while The Waynes envisioned reopening the asylum to service Gotham’s mentally ill. Both criminal parties hire a hit man to take out various city council members that will influence the vote in their favor. The hit man, Richard Gladwell, murders his victims with a metal spike of his own design. His first victims are a council man and his aide, both men stabbed through the eye socket! Jim and Bullock are given the case by Captain Essen, who believes it to be a case of “being in the wrong place, at the wrong time.” However, Jim has his own troubles to deal with as Oswald shows up at his apartment. Jim plays him off as a work friend to Barbara and walks him out. In the street he angrily confronts Oswald for returning to Gotham. Oswald, however, pleads with him to allow him to help him avert a gang war that will soon embroil the city by going undercover as an informant. 

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Jim believes the council man’s death is more than a random incident, but is instead politically motivated. He learns of the upcoming vote concerning Arkham and pays Vruce and Alfred a visit. There, from Alfred, he learns of the Waynes philanthropic vision for Arkham Asylum as a state of the art facility for the mentally ill.  Gladwell captures another council man in a metal barrel and then, covers him in lighter fluid, and then burns him to death! Captain Essen and Bullock believe Jim’s theory concerning the crimes. An imprisoned informant tells them about Gladwell and his special techniques for murdering his victims, he even reveals his location. The detectives find that Richard Gladwell has actually been dead for five years, finding his corpse in the apartment. Apparently the hit man had stolen his identity! Meanwhile, Fish has been auditioning girls to do an unspecified job for her. They must be able to sing and seduce her. Her hopes are answered when she meets Liza who can sing and then seduces her with a kiss. Harvey arrives in need of information from her. He promises to owe her a favor in return, but needs to find Richard Gladwell. Elsewhere, Barbara asks Jim who is Oswald Cobblepot. He realizes Renee has given her more information. Barbara reveals she and Renee were once lovers and apologizes for keeping their past relationship a secret from him.

Oswald Cobblepot, AKA "The Penguin"

Oswald Cobblepot, AKA “The Penguin”

 

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Feel the Flames, Fulfill Your Desires, & Get Your Fix! Zane’s “Addicted” will have you HOOKED!

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It is not too often a movie comes along that leaves you breathless. Bille Woodruff has done just that by bringing Zane’s “Addicted” to the Big Screen. This thrilling novel is now an even more thrilling film with plots, twists, and antics that will leave you feeling guilty for wanting to see more. Sharon Leal stars as Zoe Reynard an up and coming art distributor who has it all–beautiful children, a gorgeous home, and a loving husband. Still something is not right. No matter how much she has she is never truly fulfilled. Her life and responsibilities fall to hell after she gives into her growing sexual desires. She cheats on her husband, Kevin (Boris Kodjoe) with popular artist, Quentin Canosa (William Levy). At first their arrangement is one of sex and convenience, but unsurprisingly things get heavy, awkward, and dangerous when Quentin falls for her and demands she leaves her husband. No matter how hard Zoe tries to leave him alone she finds she is truly addicted not only to Quentin but sex in general!

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