How To Get Away With Murder- “Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole”

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The latest episode of “How To Get Away With Murder” proves to be the best yet. This time the focus is on Asher, easily the comic relief of The Keating 5. Flash forward, and we find Asher banging on the door of the office, furious with his coworkers for stealing his trophy. He frantically tries to give in, but relents when he believes they are not there. In the present, Annalise continues to reel from Sam’s betrayal, but tries to go on with business as usual. Her lesson on habeas corpus is stalled when she realizes Wes is not in attendance. She replays, in her head, the confrontation between the two of them the night before when he learned about Sam and Lila. She snaps out of her daydream when Bonnie informs her one of her client’s appeal has been accepted. Michaela, Connor, Asher, and Laurel are put to work immediately researching every aspect of the case. The case is critical as the man is on death row and losing the case will seal his fate.

BACKGROUND: MATT MCGORRY, KATIE FINDLAY, ALFRED ENOCH, KARLA SOUZA, AJA NAOMI KING, JACK FALAHEE, BILLY BROWN, LIZA WEIL, CHARLIE WEBER;  FOREGROUND: VIOLA DAVIS

Annalise goes to see Wes and get him to come work the case. She also asks what it is she wants from her in return for his silence. He demands she locate Rebecca. Back at the office Annalise has the rest of her staff get Wes up to speed and then pairs them up with specific tasks to unravel the prosecution’s case. Asher realizes his father was involved in the original case, and when information comes to light he may have framed Annalise’s client in order to receive a judge position he walks out on the case. The remainder of The Keating 5 interrogate everyone involved in the case arond the clock. Laurel and Frank continue to flirt, until Bonnie advises the latter to stop it not wanting to see Frank hurt. Annalise tasks Frank with a delivery. Asher goes home to check his father’s notes about the case, but does not find anything. That night, he confronts him about his involvement in the original case, learning his behavior was dubious. Asher’s father demands he leave.

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If Loving You Is Wrong- “Peppa”

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Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong” began on a somber note as The Burger Joint is robbed. Since Joey forgot to set the alarm no one realizes it until it is too late. Home i n bed, Joey finally gives into his friend and former drug dealing partner and sneaks out to hang with him against his brother’s warnings. Elsewhere, in Randal’s shed Alex comes by to hash things out with him. He tries to  be indifferent with her, but breaks down when he sees she is hurting. She tells him Marcie suspects he is having an affair. Natalie and Lushion are awakened from their sleep to learn the store has been robbed. They race to the restaurant to find the owner there furious demanding to know why no one set the alarm before locking up. He fires Natalie when he learns she has secretly hired Joey, until Lushion convinces him to give her the opportunity to get his money back.

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Edward finds Esperanza working a night shift and demands she go get their daughter from Natalie’s home and take care of her. She demands he leave and refuses to allow him to control her. He in turn blackmails her supervisor into sending her home for the night. Back at Natalie’s apartment, she and Lushion wait up for Joey to come home. The moment he walks in the door she attacks and slaps him and demands he get out of her house for good. He promises he did not rob the restaurant but she will not hear him or Lushion. When she goes into her room to calm down, the two men have a heart to heart. Lushion tasks him with getting the money back for the restaurant so she can keep her job. He then forces the boy to hug him, ending the animosity between the two of them. Lushion admonishes Natalie for her behavior before he leaves and warns her to calm down before she does or says anything further to he or Joey.

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Zulay Henao as “Esperanza”

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Sayonara! Benzino & Althea fired from VH-1’s “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta!”

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There are times when you really wish you did not have to say it was so and this is definitely one of them. Yes, you read the title right Benzino and his “wifey” Althea have been axed from VH-1’s hit show, “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta!” Earlier this year the couple became at odds with cast mates, Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J. After months of hearsay, messy tweets, and outrageous Instagram posts the couples fought one another in an all out brawl during the third reunion special!

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Stevie J and Joseline

 

As you recall the fight quickly escalated involving other cast members including rapper Waka Flocka’s wife Tammy Rivera and the mother of Stevie J’s daughter, Mimi Faust. Despite the shenanigans only Benzino and Althea have been axed from the show despite rumors Joseline was on a crack induced rage during the rampage. TMZ reported the following;  “Benzino says it’s obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J … a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members. TMZ broke the story … Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crackAlthough Althea got her ass whooped … producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.

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Perhaps since Joseline is allegedly pregnant now (a great storyline for Season 4), and she and Stevie are the stars of the series, network executives were willing to let go of “‘Zino and Thi Thi” than their resident drama king and queen. We wish Benzino and Althea the best of luck.

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Contest Time! Enter For A Chance to win Passes to see “Beyond The Lights” on November 12th!

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, the director of “Love & Basketball” is back and with a guaranteed hit movie for audiences everywhere. Relativity Media has teamed up with Kontrol Magazine to allow two lucky people the chance of a lifetime–two tickets to November 12th’s advanced screening of “Beyond The Lights” at Regal Cinema Perimeter Point (1155 Mt Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30338)! Readers can go to http://www.relativityscreenings.com/main/sweepstakes/KontrolMagBTL .

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“Beyond The Lights” is the thrilling  story of Noni Jean, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame leave her dangling from  the edge–literally– until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop with dreams of becoming a politician, who’s been assigned to her detail. The two are almost instantly drawn to one another. Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. Interestingly, it is ultimately Kaz’s love and devotion to her that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was always meant to be.

“The New Denzel!” Denzel Wells, A Man in “Kontrol” of His Destiny!

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People often say the best way to make God laugh is to tell Him all your plans. They would be somewhat right if they looked at the life of Denzel Wells! Hailing from Houston, Texas; this model and actor had plans to own and run his own real estate company following college. Interestingly, destiny had other plans, placing him on a far more intriguing path. Still this rising star keeps it one hundred percent real as he dishes on life, love, success, and his promising future in the entertainment industry.

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Denzel seemed to be struck with greatness from birth, as his father named him after the famous actor, Denzel Washington. “…People are always like ‘we know who your mother liked’ until they find out my father named me…Denzel Washington was his favorite actor and he wanted me to be successful like him…I’m sure he never imagined how all this would turn out…” Indeed, Denzel has been blessed with success, and unlike most, it came relatively easy to him. Most people do not know that just two years ago he was relatively unknown, but still successful in his own right. At twenty, he had already become a real estate mogul and the CEO of his own company. He began modeling after a photographer liked his look, landing him in the pages of Essence Magazine. From there, and at the behest of others, he was prompted to try out for a spot on the twenty-first cycle of Tyra Banks’ hit show, “America’s Next Top Model!” (ANTM) As you know Denzel was cast onto the show, arguably becoming the season’s most popular male contestant. “I was so honored they picked me out of the millions of submissions they received…I believe my personality gave me the edge over the other submitters…I mean it had to be, there were a lot of good looking people who tried out, selling your personality is what’s going to put you over the top…”

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Gotham- “Spirit of The Goat”

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Gotham’s latest tale of terror begins ten years ago during a flashback! A younger, heroic Bullock and his cynical former partner track a serial killer who preys on the first born of Gotham’s upper class to an amusement park. There we find a girl he has makeshift crucified. Bullock and his partner split up to search for the perpetrator unaware he has been watching them the entire time. The man wears a leather mask with horns and charges Bullock’s partner. The men barely manage to hold their own against him, shooting him dead  after he tries to attack them again. Believing the case is closed Harvey and his partner move on with their lives. Flash forward ten years and another rick kid has been killed in the same manner as the girl ten years before. Bullock believes they have a copycat killer on their hands.

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Jim and Bullock go to see the victim’s parents, hoping to find out if their daughter had any enemies. The parents, especially the father who’s hand is shaking, are too distraught to be of any help. Their therapist, Dr. Marx, implores the detectives to try later. Knowing the modus operandi of the killer he requests information on anyone with access to the ventilation and air conditioning of the building the family lived in. Elsewhere, Barbara tries to get Renee to tell her what is going on with Jim. The former warns her that what Jim knows and does will ultimately put her life in danger and tells her again to leave him. She also tells her they have a warrant for his arrest and will be there to pick him up soon. The detectives manage to narrow down and arrest a suspect who had the access needed to kidnap the victim. They try their best to interrogate him  but he refuses to tell them if he was working with anyone. Bullock notices the man’s hand is shaking just like the victim’s father.

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From the Hard Streets of Chicago to the Hardwood of the NBA, “Q Exposed” reveals it all!

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On the grand scale of entertainment books are often overlooked or cast to the side as boring or archaic. Little do most people know, the imagery created with words can be as potent as any filmed or scripted scene. More and more, people are finding portals to other worlds, and living vicariously through characters found on the pages in intense and riveting novels. “Q Exposed” is one such amazing novel. Filled with sex, drama, and more twists than a roller coaster ride; this book will have your eyes on the ride of a lifetime as you ready every thrilling word from cover to cover! “Q Feldman” is a phenomenal basketball player hailing from the mean streets of Chicago. His life seems hard, but simple, until fame is introduced into the mix. Readers watch as Q goes from a “latch key kid” to a sports star, and then watch as his life begins to take a dark turn. Fame comes with power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely! As its latest victim, our protagonist finds himself in increasingly dramatic and freaky situations; some of which would make a Zane novel blush. Q’s story seems like it is the captivating child of a coming of age story and an erotic thriller. You definitely love seeing the character’s progression, but you love his illicit side a little more. How Q manages to deal with fame, and a few life altering realizations about himself, will have you calling for help–to pick your jaw up off the ground!

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