“Tale As Old As Time…” Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” (@beourguest) Is EPIC!

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Disney has truly found itself a new niche with these amazing live action films over the last few years.

Maleficent definitely led the way, but the company’s current live action feature, Beauty and The Beast takes the cake!

This film is nothing short of epic and does an amazing job of adapting the original animated film to a live action format!

The film is based on Belle (Emma Watson), a “funny girl,” and inventor who shares her love for art, learning, and invention with her doting father, Maurice. Belle tires of her “provincial life” in her little village where everything is the same day to day. She longs for adventure and something more than a regular life. Beautiful and intelligent, her attributes earn her the affections of the arrogant and narcissistic village “hero,” Gaston (Luke Evans). However, Belle soon gets more than what she bargained for out of life when she finds her father has been imprisoned by The Beast (Dan Stevens) and selflessly takes his place. Whereas Belle sees herself as his prisoner, she is single-handedly the last best hope The Beast and his servants have to regain their humanity.

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Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning attending #BeOurGuestATL’s screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A special screening of the film, the #BeOurGuestATL event, was hosted by Rolling Out correspondent, Romeo International, with artist and dancer, Saidah Nairobi; who has performed with mega artists including Beyoncé, Ciara and Usher. Saidah Nairobi recently released her debut single “We Are” available now.

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See It Here! Disney Releases Teaser Trailer for Live Action “Beauty and The Beast” (@BeOurGuest) Movie!

Disney has truly been on a roll with these live action remakes of their animated films! Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book are all hits; and we are waiting on Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. We can now ease our “live action Disney addiction” a little knowing that Beauty and The Beast is on the way. Disney has FINALLY  released a teaser for the film and it looks amazing! Check it out below!

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Giuseppe Zanotti (@GZanottiDesign) Heels: Scene Killers!

Welcome to the Giuseppe World. Ladies, the summer is finally here and it’s time to elevate your heel game!

A smattering of colorful crystals define the ZOEY sandal. A festive season to perfectly embody the ebullient atmosphere. These black suede shoes showcase a strapped design with multicolor crystal embellishments.

Click here to see them.

Meet LOTTIE mule sandal. Floral shapes effortlessly adorn these black suede mules, honey! A satin finish and stud detailing to ensure they’re no basic garden-variety design. From the freedom shapes that capture a rebellious and laissez-faire attitude that compliments the entire shoe game.

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

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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Fame, Fortune, and Hope! “Beyond The Lights” shows the healing power of love!

Fame and fortune seem to be the aftermath of dreams fulfilled. After all, who do you know does not want to be loved and admired by the world at large? It is as close to immortality as any human may ever get. However, for some people fame and fortune have a dark side and a heart wrenching downfall that no episode of “UnSung,” or “Behind The Scenes” can ever truly capture. “Beyond The Lights” is an upcoming film, from the director of “Love & Basketball,” telling the story of Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a young and sensational singer forced into the limelight by her overbearing mother. Troubled and desperate she tries to commit suicide but is saved by a police officer named Kaz (Nate Parker). The two seem to find what they need in one another, but her fame and mother, threaten to tear them apart.

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Cupid’s Got A Belle–In Brooklyn? Get To Know Demetria Lucas!

Demetria Lucas; writer, blogger, life coach, humanitarian and star of Bravo TV's "Blood, Sweat, & Heels!"

Love is “ALL.” That last word is infinitely simple, yet intricately deep and all-encompassing. Thus, it is no wonder that love is as alien to some of us as Martian soil. However, as a species we are not completely lost, every now and then someone comes along who gets it; someone who knows that the “all” in love is peppered with work, trial and error, patience, and knowing one’s self-worth. The lovely, intelligent, and determined Demetria Lucas is one of these rare individuals. Hailing from Prince George’s County in Maryland, this rising star left her suburban roots to move to New York City and become, “a belle in Brooklyn.”

            Tons of people will claim to be relationship experts, and dish you age old advice which are mostly watered down wives’ tales from the ages. Demetria, however, comes from a newer generation of women who dare to know their self-worth and covet it like royal jewelry. Part of Demetria’s worth is definitely expressed through her writing. Unlike most people, she always knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, solidifying this decision after reading Terry McMillan’s “Waiting To Exhale.” “My mother had the book and one day I just picked up and started reading it…I couldn’t put it down…I spent the next several hours reading it…I found it so captivating how the women were living their lives and dealing with everything…” From there she also knew she wanted to be an author. Her interests in relationships, however, stems from listening to the good ol’ “girl talk” between her mother and her girlfriends. “They [her mother and her mother’s friends] would come over and sit in the kitchen and just discuss issues surrounding who they were dating at the time, or what was going on in their romantic lives…you definitely learn a lot from listening in…”

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