Monday, February 29, 2016

The Complete List of Winners of Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards



The 88th Academy Awards event of the highly esteemed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) was held on Sunday night, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.

The craziest action film ever made so far, George Miller's awesome action film "Mad Max: Fury Road" was the highest winner with six Oscars! Followed by Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant" with three Oscars, including Leonardo DiCaprio's fist ever Oscar.
Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar® for Performance by an actor in a Leading role, for work on “The Revenant”.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" crew members Mark Mangini (left) and David White (right) accept their award for best sound editing at the 88th Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images

The Complete List of Winners of Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards

Best Picture: Spotlight
Actor in a Lead Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Lead Role: Brie Larson, Room
Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Original Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Original Song: "Writings on the Wall," Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Best Foreign Language Film: Hungary, Son of Saul
Live Action Short Film: Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
Documentary Feature: Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Documentary Short Subject: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Animated Feature Film: Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Animated Short Film: Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Visual Effects: Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White
Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Debbie Reynolds
Governors Awards
The Academy held its 7th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 14, 2015, during which the following awards were presented:
Academy Honorary Awards Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Debbie Reynolds.

Credits: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.


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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ashley Graham is Voluptuous and Sensuous


Cheryl Tiegs is talking nonsense for calling big and beautiful plus-size model Ashley Graham making the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover "unhealthy".
Ashley is 100% healthier, prettier and sexier than Cheryl Tiegs.

On choosing Ashley Graham's cover: " Ashley Graham is a sultry, feminine masterpiece. I dare you not to stare at her. Ashley commands your attention in her photographs. She owns her sexiness in a way that every woman should. Her confidence is contagious."

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Are You Ready for World Book Day on 3rd of March 2016?

Children reading. Photo Credit: Institut za eksperimentalnu fonetiku i patologiju govora.

Are You Ready for World Book Day on 3rd of March 2016?

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
World Book Day.
Top 10 Book Records
World Book Day: Our top ten reading-related world records
By Kevin Lynch Published 07 March 2013

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Oscar's Other Side of Race in David Sheehan's "Winners"



Oscar's Other Side Of Race In David Sheehan's "Winners"


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime CBS/NBC TV news reporter-critic David Sheehan has updated his new one-hour internet Oscar extravaganza "AND THE WINNERS ARE ..." to open with a journalistic acknowledgement of the current controversy about the absence of African-Americans in this year's Academy Awards nominations. The opening features a leadoff interview with Will Smith, whose highly touted performance in "Concussion" was ignored, adding more momentum to Smith's own viral social media protest hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

88th Academy Award Nominee Cate Blanchett Hosts SK-II #ChangeDestiny Forum In Los Angeles



88th Academy Award Nominee Cate Blanchett Hosts SK-II #ChangeDestiny Forum In Los Angeles
SK-II lends its voice to women empowerment to go beyond their limits by sharing inspirational success stories from around the world


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury skincare brand SK-II, has held its inaugural North American #ChangeDestiny forum chaired by global ambassador, Cate Blanchett and attended by digital pioneer and entrepreneur, Michelle Phan and acclaimed singer-songwriter, Anggun.

#OscarSoWhite: Racial Inequality At The Academy Awards Visualized


Tomorrow Sunday February 28 comes with the biggest night of the film industry when millions of eyes on earth will be on the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA. All the stars are already rehearsing for the glitz and razzmatazz of the red carpet. But the threat of #OscarSoWhite boycott is also in the news.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nick Jonas at Maya Henry's Quinceanera.


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Nick Jonas was one of the performers that attended Maya Henry's Quinceanera.
Source
Thomas J. Henry Law Firm
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Christina Alty, Christina@endicottpr.com, 214-526-3848 office EXT 7
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Roaman's Releases Exclusive 2016 Resort Collection, "The New Nautical"




Roaman's® Releases Exclusive 2016 Resort Collection, "The New Nautical"
Ready. Set. Resort. A Salute to Nautical Navy: Exclusive Line of Plus-Size Styles

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Roaman's, a fashion authority in plus-size women's apparel, announces the release of their 2016 Resort collection, "The New Nautical."  Designed specifically for curvy women, "The New Nautical" marks the first time in the brand's history that they are offering an exclusive resort collection. This exciting, new 11-piece collection will be available for purchase at both www.Roamans.com and www.fullbeauty.com, the premier fashion destination for sizes 12+.


"Roaman's has always been a brand that our customer looks to not only for a fit that flatters her curves and figure, but also as a source for the latest trends and styling for every occasion," explained Michele Parsons, SVP, General Brand Manager of Roaman's. "The addition of this exclusive resort collection is a very natural extension for the brand as a way to continue offering stylish and flattering options to our customer, for wherever her life may take her."

Yandy.com Introduces New Mix and Match Swimwear Line



 Yandy.com Introduces New Mix and Match Swimwear Line
A variety of styles for tops and bottoms in a variety color ways the possibilities are endless with Yandy's new mix and match swimwear collection.

Au Naturale by Dark and Lovely Kicks Off TextureMedia's Texture On The Runway



Au Naturale by Dark and Lovely Kicks Off TextureMedia's Texture On The Runway
Dark and Lovely steals the show at the TextureMedia's Celebration of Textured Hair

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Au Naturale by Dark and Lovely hit the stage with an explosive performance and show-stopping styles, getting the crowd of over 500 texture-enthused attendees revved up during Texture On The Runway. The innovative runway event celebrated textured hair on the evening of Saturday, February 13, at City Winery in New York.  Hosted by TextureMedia™, the largest hair care platform that empowers and inspires millions of textured-hair women to embrace their naturally beautiful selves, the exclusive, invite-only, high-energy event put hair center stage during New York's Fall 2016 Fashion Week and Au Naturale opened the show with a vengeance!

International Recording Artists Join Forces to Produce Uplifting Debut Single, "Your Love"



International Recording Artists Join Forces to Produce Uplifting Debut Single, "Your Love"


CROFTON, Md., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning, inspirational songwriter Nate Brown announces the release of "Your Love," the highly anticipated single from the forthcoming album "Open Heaven." The single was recorded live in Venice, alongside Italy's prestigious Veneta Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be performing this fall with Grammy-nominated artist Andrea Bocelli. "Your Love" captures the wholesome and organic sound fans can expect from "Open Heaven" by Nate Brown & Friends, which will launch this fall. A lyric video of the debut single can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1SEgBwCG9A.

"Your Love" is available today on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Google Play and all other major digital media providers. Sublimely orchestrated, the song is an artistic expression of the overwhelming feeling of God's unconditional love, explains Brown. "I want to remind listeners that 'Love' itself is the greatest commandment from God," he adds, "and His love for us reaches beyond the human imagination. When you've experienced the true love of God it becomes indescribable and undefined. God's love cannot be contained within our human understanding of what love is; we'll never understand why He loves us so much. He just does, and He does so in spite of our many imperfect ways."

Brown is the founder and CEO of Gentle Giant Music Ministries, an international artist management company based in Maryland. He's earned a positive reputation for his music and production throughout Europe, having performed in well-known theaters and churches, as well as making multiple appearances on RAI Television. Brown studied at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Berklee College of Music and the University of the Arts.

"Your Love" features lead vocals from Christie Dashiell, who entered the public eye as a contestant on NBC's hit show "The Sing-Off" as part of the group Afro-Blue. The Veneta Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by the renowned Diego Basso. Background vocalists on the single include members of Gentle Giant Music Ministries, regional winners of the Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound competition in 2013. "Your Love" was mixed by award-winning engineer Ken Lewis and produced by Stellar Award nominee Christopher Leach.

About Nate Brown & Friends
An experienced and award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nate Brown has worked with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and the late Grover Washington, Jr., among many others. As the founder of Gentle Giant Music Ministries, Brown has been at the helm of one of the fastest-emerging Christian/Gospel music companies in the US. Gentle Giant Ministries has embarked on six European tours, and the company's debut album – "Open Heaven" – will be available in fall 2016.

Brown invites fans to stay connected with his music and mission through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Press Inquiries:
Gentle Giant Music Ministries
202-706-7617
http://www.gentlegiantministries.com
Email
Radio Promotions:  Available on PlayMPE (www.plaympe.com)

Video - http://youtu.be/a1SEgBwCG9A
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160225/337448
SOURCE Nate Brown


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Afro Girl of Lagos in "Sights And Sounds of Lagos" Documentary


Meg Masha, the natural Afro Girl of Lagos at the Tinubu Square Fountain in "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" Documentary Film.
 Meg Masha, the natural Afro Girl of Lagos. From "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" tourist documentary film by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima in the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria.
See her in the video clip from one of the locations on https://www.instagram.com/orikinla/.

Meg Masha is a fast rising Nigerian actress and model, the Face of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema in 2013 and featured in the MasterCard Cashless TV commercial.with more than 1,059, 035 views so far on YouTube.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Where Does Beauty Go on Afrinolly is Non-Stop Romantic Thriller



Where Does Beauty Go?

I stumbled upon "Where Does Beauty Go" on Afrinolly this morning and I almost forgot about going to work, because I wanted to watch the movie after seeing the captivating trailer of this must watch romantic thriller that I can even pay N5000 (five thousand naira) to see on the big screen.

This is a must watch Nollywood movie and better than the most recent movies out of Nigeria. But I wonder why the producers have not been promoting this fantastic movie!
Many Nollywood movies suffer from either poor publicity or lack of publicity.
A movie "like Where Does Beauty Go?" should be publicized widely from the street to the internet; on billboards, posters, buses, print adverts, radio and TV commercials for weeks to let the public know more about it and attract viewers to the cinemas, online and mobile platforms to see it. Publicity boosts sales!
The producers are established experts in making commercials for big brands, but are not doing the same for this movie and other movies they have made so far.

"Where Does Beauty Go" is a production of Audio Visual First (AVF), produced by Adeyinka Oduniyi and directed by Abiodun Williams with some of the most accomplished actors and actresses in Nollywood, including Clarion Chukwurah, Tony Umez and Aderonke Shittu. And also starring including stars Akon and Anne Heche.

Clarion Chukwurah.
Tony Umez.
Akon.
Aderonke Shittu.
Anne Heche.


Synopsis:
Faced with the stark reality of being an old maid at 40! BARBIE's decision to remain relevant in social circuit amidst her dwindling popularity as a highly sort after actress is first to bleach her skin whiter, lift a sagging breast and marry a dashing 29 year old fashion photographer. Complications arise when she realises that the other woman she needs to wrestle Tim from is her little niece the world must never know is her daughter!


~ By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi | Shadow and Act - Indiewire.



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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

indigo rd. Partners with Echosmith's Sydney Sierota for Spring 2016



indigo rd. Partners with Echosmith's Sydney Sierota for Spring 2016

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- indigo rd. is pleased to announce a partnership with Sydney Sierota of hit pop band, Echosmith, for their Spring 2016 social media campaign, "Tour Diaries: Motel Chill". For the campaign, Sydney and indigo rd. capture a behind-the-scenes look into Sydney's life as a traveling musician finding inspiration in unexpected places.

How To Use Disney•Pixar Movies To Teach Kids About Friendship


How To Use Disney•Pixar Movies To Teach Kids About Friendship

PR Newswire, BURBANK, Calif. (February 23, 2016)
Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which is available today on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, is a heartwarming adventure about the power of friendship and discovering who you are meant to be.

 Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7765751-disney-the-good-dinosaur/

In this epic journey, a young apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend while traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape. Arlo learns not only the value of friendship, but also how to confront his fears and discover what he is truly capable of.

For some young children, making friends and learning how to be a good friend can be especially challenging. The following are a half a dozen helpful tips many parenting experts agree can help pave the way to developing satisfying social interactions:

1. Set a friendly example for your child.
Kids definitely learn by watching their parents. Model social skills in your own day- to-day interactions -- talk about your friendships in positive ways, and greet people with a warm smile. Let your children see you making time for friends, offering to help those in need and being a sympathetic listener to other’s problems. Think about the characteristics you value in good friends and consistently demonstrate them yourself.
 
2. Help your child identify his or her friendship style
There are almost as many styles of social peer interaction as there are types of children. Observing your child’s personality will help you work with him to identify what kind of social interaction is most comfortable for him. Some kids love being part of large groups, while others can only handle one-on-one interactions. Participating in active outdoor activities may be tons of fun for some, while others prefer quiet indoor diversions like playing games or solving puzzles with a single friend or two. What’s important is to let your child’s temperament be the guiding force, and not what you think he should be doing. Being involved and forcing your child are two different things. You could unknowingly limit your child if you assume he relates to friends the same way you do. Let your child show you what kind of social interactions work best for him, and don’t hesitate to back away.

3. Use stories/movies to help teach how to be a good friend
Films like The Good Dinosaur are wonderful conversation starters for families whose children are shy about communicating. Many kids find it easier to discuss real-life issues through fictional stories. For example, after you’ve watched the film together it’s a perfect time to ask what your child felt about Arlo’s friendship with Spot, about the difference friends could make in his own life and what he might do to make new friends.

4. Teach the Basics
Practice simple phrases that ease the way into conversations, such as “What’s your name?” or “What’s your favorite sport?” Teach your child how to join a group of kids on the playground, and tell them to allow other kids to join in. Just as important is to help your child interpret non-verbal cues. Learning to read body language and facial expressions can prevent hurt and disappointment ahead of time, as they’ll learn to anticipate whether they can expect a positive reception from a peer or not.

5. Arrange social activities
You can lay the groundwork for socialization by setting the stage in several ways. Get to know the parents of your child’s classmates and neighbors and open your home to friends for playdates. Encourage your child to participate in after-school activities as a way of broadening his social circle beyond the classroom.

6. Don’t Add Pressure by making a big deal out of it
Uncertainty about making friends is a common problem for young children so don’t be too heavy handed about it. Be supportive and let your child know you’re always there to support and advise, but tread lightly. You want to help, but don’t make it a big deal. Avoid bombarding them with questions about their social lives and allow some healthy alone time. Most importantly, let children develop their own comfort level. After all, it’s their life and they should be able to live it as authentically as possible.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Natural Afro Girl of Lagos in "Sights and Sounds of Lagos"


Meg Masha, the natural Afro Girl of Lagos. From "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" tourist documentary series by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima in the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria.
See her in the video clip from one of the locations on https://www.instagram.com/orikinla/.



Meg Masha is a fast rising Nigerian actress and model, the Face of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema in 2013 and featured in the MasterCard Cashless TV commercial. with more than 1,059, 035 views so far on YouTube.


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