Saturday, September 20, 2014

Robert Weiss to Host Screening of Major Motion Picture "Men, Women & Children" On Sept. 22

Internationally Recognized Technology and Relationships Expert Robert Weiss to Host Screening of the Major Motion Picture "Men, Women & Children" On Sept. 22
following an advance screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Men, Women & Children," Robert Weiss will lead a discussion on the myriad challenges parents and teens face as they confront the rapidly shifting terrain of love and relationships in the digital age.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, an international authority on technology and relationships and senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health, will lead a discussion on parenting in the digital age following an advance screening of the film "Men, Women & Children," in select theaters October 1 from Paramount Pictures. The event will be held at the ArcLight Hollywood on September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler, "MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN" follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose - some tragic, some hopeful - as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. The film is based on the novel by Chad Kultgen with a screenplay by Jason Reitman & Erin Cressida Wilson. Produced by Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook.

The discussion will explore such topics as online dating and the teen hookup culture, generational differences in how teens and parents use technology, and the social pressure that today's technology places on teens and their families.

"The Internet and ancillary devices have fundamentally transformed how we relate to each other, creating a world of easy online communication and encounters, with no rules of engagement," says Weiss. As one of the nation's leading experts in the field, Weiss has helped individuals, couples and families manage the complexities of Internet dating, relationships and sexuality for more than three decades. "These are among the foremost issues of the day for parents and teens. I see these themes every day, and I have practical advice for navigating this constantly shifting terrain."

Complimentary copies of Weiss' book "Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships" will be available at the event.

About Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss is widely considered one of the nation's foremost experts on sex and technology addictions along with the intimacy disorders that often underlie these problems. A media expert to CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News and the Today Show, among others, Mr. Weiss also has provided clinical training and program development for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. military, and behavioral treatment centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

About The Sexual Recovery Institute
The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation's premier outpatient program for men and women struggling with relationship, love and sex addiction. Based in Los Angeles, California, the institute offers confidential, affordable and gender-specific programs that encourage healthy sexuality and intimacy, including two-week intensives and individual, group and couples treatment. For more information about The Sexual Recovery Institute, call (855) 893-5987 or visit

The Sexual Recovery Institute is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, Right Step, Journey Healing Centers, The Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, COPAC and The Recovery Place. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom, a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kerry Washington's Allstate Purple Purse

Kerry Washington, Allstate Purple Purse PSA for PR Newswire/Multiview.

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2014 (C) Jordan Murph/Jordan Murph Photography

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Start Reading NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES Books Free On Amazon

And Amazon Offers Special Free Reading on Kindle Unlimited!

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

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books in full colour are currently the most widely circulated publication on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry and highlights the history of Nollywood from the late 1980s to date and also includes the history of the Nigerian film industry from "Palaver" the first feature film made in Nigeria in 1926 to Lancelot Imasuen's epic "Invasion 1897". For the first time in any publication on the Nigerian film industry, the photographs of the first Nigerian film stars are published with special feature on Orlando Martins, the first Nigerian Hollywood star, the 34 beauty queens of Nollywood and Kannywood and the best Nigerian movies of 2014 such as the historical fiction "October 1" of award winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan and the controversial "Half of a Yellow Sun", the bestselling Nigerian film in 2014.
Everything you need to know about Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry are featured in these first two editions of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES in paperback, hardcover and Amazon Kindle. 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Amazon Rewards KDP Select All-Stars With More Millions of Dollars

The popular Amazon's Kindle Unlimited got a bonus of $2.7 million in August as an addition to the regular base fund amount of $2 million. And to celebrate the KDP Select (KDPS) books and authors that are most popular with customers, Amazon is launching the “KDP Select All-Stars” based on the bestselling KDPS titles in every month. Amazon will identify each All-Star author and title on each applicable KDPS title’s detail page and KDP Select All-Stars will earn financial bonuses paid separately from the $2.7M bonus.

Anyone with titles in KDPS, including a debut author with a single title can qualify if their work becomes a customer favorite. And finally many authors outside the US will benefit from an additional bonus of $80,000 to be paid out on all KOLL loans outside of the US.

From August, Amazon will pay out All-Star bonuses to the top 100 most-read authors and, separately, the top 100 most-read titles; calculating ‘most-read’ by combining books sold plus qualified borrows from KU and the Kindle Owners Lending Library (KOLL) during the month. Calculations only include sales and qualified borrows for titles enrolled in KDPS.

The top 100 most-read KDPS authors will each be awarded the following amounts:
• Authors 1 through 10 will receive $25,000
• Authors 11 through 20 will receive $10,000
• Authors 21 through 30 will receive $5,000
• Authors 31 through 50 will receive $2,500
• Authors 51 through 100 will receive $1,000

Authors of the top 100 KDPS titles will each earn the following amounts:
• Titles 1 through 10 will receive $2,500
• Titles 11 through 50 will receive $1,000
• Titles 51 through 100 will receive $500

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

What The Hell Just Happened In Music This Week 9/14

What The Hell Just Happened In Music This Week 9/14

Childish Gambino #realtalk, Kanye in the hospital, Rihanna vs. CBS, and more.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Are You Happy in Your Relationship?

Happy couple, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade.

Romance is the pursuit of happiness.
Love is the attainment of happiness.
If you are not happy in your relationship, then something has gone wrong with your love life.

No matter the lies your lover or spouse tells you to deceive and fool you, the truth cannot be hidden from you if you are not a dummy.
How can someone who claims to love you make you unhappy?
The worst tragedy I still maintain is to love someone who does not know the value of love?
In a way, that is why our Lord and Messiah Jesus Christ said, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces". - Matthew 7:6, Holy Bible.
Your love is holy.
Your love precious.
Your love is sacred.
Your love is a treasure of eternal value.
Don't let anyone abuse or misuse your love.
Anyone who does not appreciate love does not deserve love.
So, don't fling or throw your love to those who behave like dogs or swine.
And yes, there are many who behave like dogs and swine among us.
They have no human dignity.
They have no integrity and they have no nobility.
They have no conscience and they have no shame.
They can be bought and they can be sold.
And they come cheap.

You confess and profess your love to a man and marry in holy wedlock, but that same man turns around tomorrow to use you as his punching bag and even gives you a TKO and you end up in ER at the hospital as I recently witnessed when a man used a big instrument to hit his wife until she fell unconscious. And he left her to die, but neighbours rescued her and carried her to the hospital where doctors saved her precious life.
Did she cheat on him?
Did she disrespect him?
He has been cheating on her with different women and after sleeping with these strange women, he will still sleep with his wife and beats her at the slightest provocation.
I call this case, beauty and the brute.

Do you live in fear of your boyfriend or husband who is a bully?
Well, only a dummy will even date and marry a guy who is a bully.
Every bully is an immature and insecure person.
It is their insecurity caused by inferiority complex that makes them attack and hurt others to boost their shallow ego.
Most immature and insecure people are bullies.
And you can never be happy in any relationship with a bully.

What of dating a girl or woman who has no self confidence or who has low self esteem.
Majority of Nigerian girls and women lack self confidence. That is why they are easily intimidated by guys who often bully them into relationship
Sometimes taking lessons on martial arts will help you to boost your self-confidence psychologically and physically.

What is the use of being academically brilliant and professionally competent when one intellectually re-tarded brute can intimidate you?
I have seen these funny scenarios many times. And it can be really pathetic to see a girl in such a case.

Be Beautiful, Be Bold and Be Brave 24/7. Photo Credit: SHINYSHORT HAIRSTYLES.

Be beautiful and be bold and brave 24/7 and refuse to be bullied and intimidated by any boy or man.
Even if you are not pretty, you can still be sassy and sexy with dignity. And not a slut.
I always love sassy and sexy girls.
Such girls don't waste their time with lousy people who cannot make them happy.

Anyone who cannot make you happy is not worth dating or marrying.
What matters most in every relationship is your happiness.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi", author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London, The Language of True Love, Bye, Bye Zimbabwe, In the House of Dogs, The Prophet Lied, Diary of the Memory Keeper, Nollywood Mirror Series and other books in print and electronic versions distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Tower Books and other booksellers worldwide.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ThunderShirt Helps Lower Heart Rate of Anxious Dogs

ThunderShirt helps lower heart rate of anxious dogs. (PRNewsFoto/ThunderShirt)

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Media Contact: Kerry Sutherland, K.Sutherland PR, 949-328-4895,

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Didier Drogba and Family Win Appeal Against Acqua Nova

Didier and Lalla Drogba.


We are pleased to announce that Didier Drogba and his family have won their Appeal, in the case brought against them by Acqua Nova. The Bastia Court of Appeal found that the French Courts have no jurisdiction to rule on this dispute, and also found Acqua Nova to be liable for the procedural expenses. Didier and Lalla Drogba are now reserving their rights, notably to lodge a claim in order to be fully repaid the overpayments owed to them by Acqua Nova in connection with this matter.

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#1 Bestselling Author Sylvia Day's New Crossfire Novel to Hit Bookstores on November 18

St. Martin's Press Acquires #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day. (PRNewsFoto/Sylvia Day, LLC. Photo credit: Ian Spanier Photography.)

#1 Bestselling Author Sylvia Day's New Crossfire Novel to Hit Bookstores on November 18
Berkley Books Will Release CAPTIVATED BY YOU in Trade Paperback and eBook Formats Simultaneously

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Random House, announced today that it will release #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day's CAPTIVATED BY YOU (ISBN: 978-0425273869), the highly anticipated fourth novel in the global blockbuster Crossfire series, on November 18.

Sylvia Day, a veteran author of over twenty award-winning novels with a career spanning a decade, is one of the most successful commercial fiction authors writing today. The previous three novels in her Crossfire series—Bared to You, Reflected in You and Entwined with You—are all #1 international bestsellers. There have been 15 million copies sold of the Crossfire series worldwide.*

Bared to You (April 2012) spent 45 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list and 67 weeks on the USA Today bestseller list. Following the phenomenal success of Bared to You's release, Reflected in You (October 2012) debuted at #1 on the New York Times trade paperback, e-book, and print/e-book combined fiction bestseller lists. The third novel in the series, Entwined with You (June 2013), also debuted at #1 on the New York Times trade paperback, e-book, print/e-book combined fiction bestseller lists as well as #1 on the USA Today bestseller list.

Sylvia Day and the Crossfire Series have been featured in USA Today, People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, SELF, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Variety.

"We knew the Crossfire novels were special from the very beginning, and the incredible response to Sylvia's books has been extremely rewarding. We're thrilled to publish the next chapter in a love story that has been embraced by readers around the world," said Leslie Gelbman, President and Publisher of Berkley Books.

Following the relationship of Day's iconic couple, Gideon Cross and his wife, Eva, the Crossfire series is one of the most popular series in contemporary fiction. Its blend of romance and emotional intensity has defied genre boundaries and enthralled readers. With the massive success of Day's previous novels and the fervor surrounding this newest release, CAPTIVATED BY YOU is poised to be Day's biggest success to date.

CAPTIVATED BY YOU will also be published on November 18 by Penguin Random House in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa and India.

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 23 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Visit Sylvia at, and on Twitter @SylDay.

Media Contacts:

For Sylvia Day:
Fran Curtis – Rogers & Cowan
Executive Vice President

For Berkley Books:
Erin D. Galloway
Associate Director of Marketing and Publicity

Photos are available upon request.

*Sales figure provided by Trident Media Group

Penguin Random House ( is the world's most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children's fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin's trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial's Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world's most widely read authors.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Chimamanda, the Hibiscus in the Rainbow in English and Spanish

Chimamanda, weaver of the words of the rainbow
Even Pa Chinua Achebe talks of you with glints in his eyes
You have hung on the lips of Grandma Adichie in the moonlight
As she wove us fables from her wisdom tooth.
God has touched the lips of your mouth
And told you to bask in the sunlight.

Our elders have gone for the Indaba
We stood on the kopje Kopki
Chima and Chimamanda
She spoke clicking her tongue.
“Will you come to dance the Samba?”
“I love the dance with the Rumba.”
“The Rumba and the Marimba.”
She was picking the “Purple Hibiscus”
I played with the butterflies.
“Chimamanda, tell me another story.”
“Okay. I will tell you about the “Half Of A Yellow Sun”
“And I will tell you about the “Son of a Gun.”
As there is no history without glory.

Chimamanda, El Hibisco En El Arco iris

Chimamanda, el tejedor de las palabras del arco iris Aún discursos de Pa Chinua Achebe de usted con destellos en sus ojos que
Usted ha colgado en los labios de Abuelita Adichie en la luz de la luna Como ella nos tejió fábulas de la muela del juicio.
Dios ha tocado los labios de la boca Y le dijo asolearse en la luz del sol.

Nuestros ancianos han ido para el Indaba que Nosotros nos paramos en la colina Kopki Chima y Chimamanda que
Ella habló haciendo clic la lengua. “Usted vendrá a bailar la Samba?” “adoro el baile con el Rumba.” “La Rumba
y el Marimba.” Ella escogía el “Hibisco Púrpura” jugué con las mariposas. “Chimamanda, me dice otro cuento.”
“Bueno. Yo le diré acerca del “la Mitad De UN Sol Amarillo” “Y diré usted acerca del “Hijo de un Fusil.” Como
no hay historia sin la gloria.

~ By Orikinla Osinachi, from Scarlet Tears of London, the first Nigerian collection of poems translated into Spanish and Distributed worldwide by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other international booksellers. The poems are rated among the greatest poems in English.
PS: I have never allowed Chimamanda to see this poem since I composed it 9 years ago.

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