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Fight Breaks Out On Set of New Mob Series, ‘Silent Partners’

A tip was received that actors Paul Mormando and Ciro Dapagio got into a shoving match on the set of the new Mob series Silent Partners. During a shoot of Silent Partners actor and director, Ciro Dapagio was doing a sparring session with Action Star Paul Mormando when things got so physical that the two started pushing and shoving after a take. Another actor Garry Pastore (star of  HBO’s The Duece) had to step in. Eventually, things cooled down and the scene was finally shot.”

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Internationally recognized and renowned martial artists Action star Paul Mormando has been cast as Benny Blades in SILENT PARTNERS, an exciting new series based on real-life mafia boss Dave Iacovetti. Mormando, a Brooklyn native and renowned action star, will portray the heavy-hitting street enforcer for the Gambino crime family, offering ample opportunity for the skilled martial artist to showcase his well-rounded and distinctive set of fighting skills.

Set in 1980’s South Florida, SILENT PARTNERS tells the unbelievable and compelling true story of Good E-Boy Insurance, which served as a front for a Mob-run operation, and how the business went rogue when it partnered with an outlaw mafia member, who just so just happened to be Cosa Nostra royalty and a member of the Sicilian Mafia.

SILENT PARTNERS began shooting on location in Miami at the end of May and the powerful series also stars Garry Pastore (The Deuce) as Dave Iacovetti and Joseph Donofrio (A Bronx Tale) as Dave Jr. Ronnie Marmo (General Hospital), James Russo (Django Unchained, Donnie Brasco) and Antoni Corone (We Own the Night) round out the ensemble.

Paul Mormando is more accustomed to playing the hero in his projects. However, he welcomes the challenge and intrigue that comes with taking on a role that is far darker than what he’s used to, in portraying a real-life gangster. Mormando says “I am really excited to expand my acting range and take on a role that is not the norm for me, especially to be surrounded by such a great ensemble cast.”

Creator Ciro Dapagio managed to catch the eye of well-respected showrunner Pat Andrew, a former executive of Spelling Entertainment. Andrew partnered with Dapagio coming hot off the success of his YouTube web series The MobKing, which won Best New Web Series and Best Lead Actor at the Annual Widescreen Festival in 2018.  Dapagio, himself, is a unique figure in the entertainment industry, as a former member of organized crime in Florida who, then transitioned into life as a writer and actor after being released from prison. Dapagio’s experience helps to lend SILENT PARTNERS a distinct sense of authenticity. The show is currently being shopped and hopes to air late 2019.  Paul Mormando is represented by Mike Quinn of Silverstone Entertainment USA.

It looks like these two might need to come together so they can get things accomplished!

 

Tip: Google News “Domenick Nati

Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Is Ready to Fight for Control of His Estate

Nipsey Hussle’s baby mama is not only fighting for custody of their daughter Emani — but now she might be coming for control over his estate!

Nipsey’s brother is to be appointed to administer his estate, but according to reports Tanisha plans to object and may nominate herself.

Sources connected to Tanisha Foster tell TMZ, she will not accept Sam Asghedom, Nipsey’s brother, as the manager of the late rapper’s fortune, which Sam estimates at $2 million. Sam filed legal docs, saying Nipsey died without a will, and he wants to be appointed the administrator of his brother’s estate. A judge is set to rule on Sam’s request June 10.

Under California law, Nipsey’s children would share equally in his estate. In addition to 10-year-old Emani, the child Nipsey had with Tanisha, he left behind 2-year-old Kross, who’s mother is Lauren London. So, each would get around $1 million, less fees and taxes.

Tanisha is fighting for custody of Emani, and if she’s successful, she would have some power in handling the money and would probably be entitled to use some of it to provide for the child. A judge has temporarily blocked Tanisha from having physical custody of Emani … the child is currently living with Nipsey’s sister. Our sources say Tanisha has tentatively decided to ask the probate judge to continue the hearing so she can get clarity on the custody case. We’re told there is bad blood between Tanisha and Nipsey’s family, and she will almost certainly end up objecting to Sam becoming the administrator.

6x Entertainment Releases “Come Together” by Rising Music Star Tia P. featuring B. Slade

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LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2019 / — 6x Entertainment has released the new single and official music video for “Come Together” by the multi-talented entertainer, Tia P., which features the dynamic recording artist B. Slade.  “COME TOGETHER” is now available to download on all streaming platforms and the official music video can be seen on YouTube. With so much violence, racism, and corruption going on in our communities and the political climate state of the world around us in constant archaic disaccord, Tia P. and B. Slade are ready to take the world by storm with a positive message and soulful rendition of The Beatles’ classic hit, “Come Together”, but with a banging and interesting new twist. In addition to dropping the new single, “Come Together”, Tia P. will be featured in this season’s upcoming episodes of, “Next Big Thing”, which airs on the BET Network.

One cannot categorize Tia P. as just a singer or rapper, she’s an overall entertainer and quadruple threat adding acting, dancing, and percussionist skills to her talent repertoire. “Tia P. is a visionary.  She embodies greatness and musical excellence. She is gifted in her DNA with an authenticity, artistry and creativity that only musical legends are made of”, says C. Von Parchman, President & Founder of 6x Entertainment.  Marty Arnold, COO and Managing Partner of 6x Entertainment adds, “Tia P. is an electrifying performer, a remarkable songwriter, and eclectic rapper. We feel extremely confident that Tia P. will captivate audiences and leave music fans wanting more.”

What inspired you to create the single “Come Together?”

Well, the song is originally by The Beatles – epic in their own right. The remake concept actually sprung from KJLH radio personalities Tammi Mac and Don Amiche. “Mac & Amiche”, now “The Tammi Mac Show”, began playing the remixes I was reproducing and performing on YouTube from my “Minute Music Monday” series.  They threw out a Beatles iconic song “Come Together” as a challenge to see if I could pull it off as well as I’d done the others in my series. As soon as I heard what they proposed, I was excited and eager to take on the challenge for several reasons: A) I’m all about love, peace, and unity and this song is the embodiment of embracing differences but all being able to come together as one. I believe that message, decades later, in this day and time needs to be echoed to the younger generations and serve as a reminder to the older ones. B) It’s something I don’t think I would have ever suggested myself, nor is it a song people would expect from a young Black female “rapper” from Inglewood. I didn’t want to listen to any other remakes of “Come Together” because I didn’t want my version to sound like anything else that had been done. I needed to keep the integrity of the song. After listening to and researching the absurdity of the lyrics, I was sold on recreating this necessary audio masterpiece but giving it my own taste with an added rap towards the end. Once I brought B.Slade into the mix, it went to a whole nother level!

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BSlade in Tia P’s “Come Together” Music Video

What was the experience like collaborating with BSlade?

It’s a trip! That’s big bro! Seriously, being able to work with someone you’ve looked up to and been inspired by for most of your life doesn’t happen for most. His energy is infectious and he’s king of being out the box, which is exactly what we needed for this video shoot. On top of that, he’s freaking hilarious; a maniac on stage or on camera, but humble and chill when off. This isn’t actually the first song we’ve collaborated on. We’ve worked on a few things, but our first cut together was a song he featured me on called “Black Lives Matter” for his project called the Black Belt.  “Come Together” is the first audio and visual collab we’ve done.

What is the message that you want listeners to take from this song?

It’s ok to be different. Please don’t be a conformist; it’s boring. However the power that we have when we come together (no pun intended), when we truly see one another beyond the differences, past the fear mongering and politics, we make change happen. Most of the lyrics sound like nonsense, much like the noise of the world today; but the one part that people around the world know is “Come Together”. Isn’t that what we still need to do?

In the months ahead, she will be performing at The Viper Room in Hollywood and at the 2019 Women in Entertainment Luncheon, which will be held at AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park.

To connect with Tia P, visit her music link page!

“Come Together” is a new rendition of the Beatles classic hit by rising music star Tia P. featuring B. Slade. “COME TOGETHER” official music video!

“Come Together” is available for download and streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and all major online retailers.

 

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For booking, press or media Inquiries contact:

C Von & Marty Arnold

323.273.5398

mgmt@6xentertainment.com

http://www.6xentertainment.com

(Video) Diggy Simmons and Detroit’s B Free Join For Single “All Mine”

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Diggy Simmons & B Free (Photo Courtesy of Kisha)

Detroit native B Free and Diggy Simmons, were introduced by Big Sean’s best friend Earlly Mac, and decided to collaborate on a song together. Both artists recorded the single together in Los Angeles, CA. For the video, Diggy flew out to Detroit, where they shot the video, and he helped with the radio promo of the single “All Mine”. The single was produced by PGF and the video was directed by Nick Margetic. According to B Free, “Sometimes collaborations can feel awkward or forced, but with Diggy it was natural from the second I landed.” 

 B Free’s EP “Lost in Paradise” streams on all platforms April 5th.

This video just gives us great vibes and these combinations of goodness and talent in this video from them is worth indulging and vibing to!

 

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Connect with B Free & Diggy Simmons on Social Media!

B Free @officialbfree 

Diggy Simmons @diggysimmons

 

Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame

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Issa Rae is engaged!

The 34-year-old actress is set to marry longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.

via People:

Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.

“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.

Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.

And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”

Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.

Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.

Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.

“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.

“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”

Congrats Issa!

Burger King Launches A Meat-Free ‘Impossible Whopper’

Fast food institution Burger King now sells an entirely meatless version of its flagship burger. This vegetarian version of the iconic Whopper burger is made with a plant-based burger patty that’s designed to look and taste just like beef. The Impossible Whopper is now available at 59 Burger King locations in the St Louis area and is set to appear at all of their 7,200 restaurants across the US should the trial period go off without a hitch.

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The arrival of the Impossible Whopper is great news for the health conscious, as the meat-free option contains 15% less fat and 90% cholesterol than its beef-based cousin. However, costing about a dollar more than the regular Whopper, it’s a premium option for veggies and calorie-counters. Furthermore, the burger will still be topped with mayonnaise – which means it is unsuitable for vegans.

According to Burger King’s chief marketing officer Fernando Machado, neither the restaurant’s employees nor customers can tell the difference between the Impossible and regular Whopper. In a statement, Machado said, “people on my team who know the Whopper inside and out, they try it and they struggle to differentiate which one is which.”

The meatless patty used in the new Impossible Whopper is produced by Impossible Foods, who use a soybean root derivative to make a meat alternative called heme. When blended with other vegetarian ingredients, the plant-based product has a slightly nutty texture, like ground beef. The same recipe is used by the burger chain White Castle – although Burger King’s version has been specially crafted to resemble the Whopper.

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Impossible Foods product development associate scientist Kyle Okada measures plant-based burgers tailor-made

Impossible Foods began developing their heme burger in an attempt to reduce global reliance on animal-based agriculture, which has a significant environmental impact. For example, new research suggests that without meat farming, the land covered by agriculture could be reduced by 75% globally – which is an are equivalent to the US, China, the European Union, and Australia combined – and still feed the entire world. Furthermore, Impossible Foods’ meat alternatives solve health concerns and ethical issues associated with meat consumption, whilst generating a tiny fraction of related greenhouse gas.

However, Impossible Foods’ success has not come without controversy. For example, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have claimed that the product isn’t as animal-friendly as it seems. According to a sting conducted by the animal rights group, Impossible Foods test their products on rats. In a blog post, PETA said that “it’s impossible for PETA to get behind the Impossible Burger,” claiming the product was unhealthy, immoral, and inferior to a competitor’s product.

Be sure to Comment Below and let me know if you have tried this burger and what the taste was like. 

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