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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

CHINESE STUDENT POISONS HIS BLACK ROOMMATE WITH THALLIUM

Yukai Yang, an international student from China was arrested and charged Thursday with ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism, and criminal mischief after poisoning Juwan Royal, his black roommate with thallium.

According to The Washington Post, Royal and Yang who were both seniors and chemistry majors had been friends for several years. The first incident occurred in February. One night Royal drank from a water bottle then immediately felt a burning sensation in his mouth.  One March 18 Royal fell ill again. He was sitting at his computer before feeling dizzy and passing out. The police were called and when they asked Yang what happened he told them that he thought someone was tampering with liquids in their room.

One week later, their room was vandalized and Royal told the police that he thought Yang had something to do with it. After the investigators matched Yang’s handwriting with the slur written on the desk, he was arrested.  When Yang interviewed with the Morning Call, he admitted to buying thallium and other chemicals and mixing them into the food and drinks. He claimed he was only intending to poison himself if he didn’t do well on his upcoming exams.

Yang was also suspended from school and his student visa has been revoked.

JAMES HARDEN TREATS 70 KIDS TO TARGET SHOPPING SPREE FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

According to TMZ Sports, Harden and his foundation took 70 children on a shopping spree Monday at a Target in Pearland, Texas. It’s unclear how much Harden spent on the endeavor, although TMZ reported the children received gift cards with a “couple hundred” dollars on them.

The children and their families received “Merry Christmas” shirts from Harden and his foundation, which benefits those in need.

It’s an annual event the Harden family has hosted for the past seven years he’s been with the team.

We should all practice giving back to those who are less fortunate through out the year!

YASMEEN DROPS “ONE MORE DRINK” A POP / R&B INFUSED WOMEN’S ANTHEM

Yasmeen is following up the success of her ballad “Half of Me (Acoustic)” which has spawned over 900K streams on Spotify. Yasmeen has graced Ebro’s Discovered on Apple Music’s Beats1 and media outlets like Earmilk, ThisisRNB, Huffington Post and VIBE have all praised her previous releases. “One More Drink” is an empowering track that tells the all too relatable tale of having one too many drinks and the text messages that follow. The single was written by Yasmeen herself and song partner Rashied Arekat. Production was handled by Moody and Mr. A.

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                                  Check Out Yasmeen “One More Drink” now on Spotify! 

Follow Yasmeen Online: @Yasmeen_Music

A-BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE TEAMED UP WITH FOOTACTION & PUMA TO DONATE $10,000 TO THE GARDEN OF DREAMS

Los Angeles, CA – December 27, 2018 – Multi Platinum Recording artist A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie teamed up with FootAction and Puma in his hometown of the Bronx, NY to donate $10,000 to The Garden of Dreams foundation. The event took place shortly after the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Hoodie SZN.”

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Hundreds of fans came out to support the artist as they too were gifted with Peace on Earth Pumas. He took to Instagram yesterday to post a recap video of the event that can be viewed here:

“Giving back to my community and showing the kids that anything is possible is very important to me,” said the 23 year old.

“Hoodie SZN” project which was released through Highbridge The Label in association with Atlantic Records was Executive Produced by Quincy “QP” Acheampong, Sambou “Bubba” Camara  and Artist Julis Pubose. Earlier this month the 23 year old released his first 2 singles “Look Back At It” and “Startender” feat. Offset & Tyga. He took to Instagram to announce the release as he stated that this project would be dedicated to his day one fans.

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“It took me over a year to complete and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. This is for my Day 1’s. Thank you for riding with me.”

 

 

 

The album includes guest features from Young Dolph, 6ix9ine, Queen Naija & more. It currently has over 37 million streams.

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Full Track List: 

  1. Voices In My Head
  2. Beauty
  3. I Did It
  4. Swervin feat. 6ix9ine
  5. Startender feat. Offset & Tyga
  6. Demons & Angels feat. Juice Wrld
  7. Love, Drugs & Sex
  8. Skeezers
  9. Savage
  10. Come Closer feat. Queen Naija
  11. Look Back At It
  12. Just Like Me feat. Young Thug
  13. Bosses & Workers feat. Don Q & Trap Manny
  14. Need A Best Friend feat. Lil Quee & Quando Rondo
  15. The Reaper
  16. Uptown/Bustdown feat. Lil Durk & PNB Rock
  17. Billie Jean
  18. 4 Min Convo (Favorite Song)

Bonus: Odeee

Bonus: Pull Up feat. Nav

 

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents…

A-Boogie Vs. Artist 

A-Boogie will be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside Highbridge The Label artists Don Q & Trap Manny. The 27 city tour will kick off in Austin, TX on February 20th.

STREAM & BUY “HOODIE SZN” NOW!

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Movie Review: Netflix’s Birdbox

Bird Box is the latest new Netflix horror-thriller based on a novel by Josh Malerman and directed by Susanne Bier. In this post-apocalyptic world, to take the blindfolds off would be to risk insanity and even death. The cast for the film included, Sandra Bullock, and co-star Trevante Rhodes. Joining Bullock and Rhodes in Bird Box’s ensemble were Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, BD Wong, John Malkovich, Machine Gun Kelly, Tom Hollander, David Dastmalchian, Danielle Macdonald, Jacki Weaver and Lil Rel Howery.

Now like many I was drawn to the film after seeing a host of responses about how amazing this film was. As a movie lover and lover of horror-thriller movies myself, I felt it was time to turn off the lights and cuddle up to watch this film.

I won’t spoil the film by giving you all the massive details of every scene because I want viewers to at least watch the film to gather their own opinion of the movie.

After seeing this movie, I felt the film was a bit rushed and that the story-line could have been better, especially with a 19.8 million dollar budget.

You have this amazing cast and yet the story line is moving so fast with not enough details. There’s this unseen being that the victims see and it manifests as their worst fear, then they kill themselves immediately.

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There is never any full information on how to defeat whatever it is they are witnessing other than to simply blindfold themselves.

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Bird Box, Sandra Bullock

We don’t even know where this thing came from, it just appears to be jumping across the nation. The movie ends up coming off as a bit predictable, comical and even disappointing.

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You have this group of people who have managed to survive this unseen being and they are gathered in a house and then there comes a scene where suddenly one guy is able to kill just about everyone in the home. Not the unseen being…but one guy who has suddenly been taken over after desiring to see whatever it is that takes over the mind. The problem I have with that is, how is he suddenly able to avoid committing suicide like everyone else who has seen this “being”?

The movie portrays the thought that if you see this “being”…you lose your mind and immediately commit suicide. Yet this one guy is able to walk around the house after seeing it and aides in helping to kill the remaining people in the home, with the only survivors being Bullock and Rhodes.

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Netflix’s Birdbox, Trevante Rhodes and Sandra Bullock

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The movie then speeds up and years have gone by and suddenly the two are in love and raising two kids and learning to survive. There is also a group who are just like the guy in the past scene who can walk around normal after seeing this “being” and then down goes Rhodes in the film.

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Scene from Netflix’s BirdBox

Bullock is now left to survive with the two kids and travel down a river to a location for safety and survival from this unseen being. Upon arrival, the movie is pretty much over.

So what’s next for the survivors in this protected place? They basically just live with birds tweeting around them and this “being” still on the loose. The movie almost reminds me of “The Quiet Place”, even though we were at least able to see what they were afraid of.

I truly expected more from this film because of the amazing cast and with a title like BirdBox, I suppose I was expecting to see maybe attacks from birds or maybe a disease from the birds that was causing people to go insane. The only thing we casually discover in the film is that the birds make a lot of noise when the being is nearby.

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Netflix’s Birdbox

I was not thrilled or amazed by this film at all. The entire time I was desperately waiting for more to emerge from the scenes. I honestly would love to see someone remake this film as it seems it has much potential to be a great film with the right story-line.

 

Share your thoughts on the movie in the comments.

 

 

 

 

Starbucks To Kick in For Babysitting While Baristas Serve Coffee!

Starbucks Corp. will now offer subsidized childcare for all of its U.S. employees. The new benefit, a partnership with childcare provider Care.com Inc., will provide 10 subsidized backup daycare days for parents for instances when regular care falls through. In-home backup childcare will cost $1 an hour or $2 an hour after the 4th child. Care at a daycare center will cost $5 per day.

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“We felt like it was important to make this accessible,” said Ron Crawford, vice president of benefits at Starbucks. “We wanted to have as low a possible cost.” Unlike some of Starbucks’s other benefits, which require employees to work 20 hours before they can access them, Care@Work is available to more than 180,000 U.S. employees, regardless of how much they work.

This is awesome because parents pay almost as much for childcare as they do for rent, and when it falls through or there’s an unexpected day off from school or daycare, a parent either has to stay home or scramble to find a solution that may result in having to quit the job due to inconvenience. Subsidized childcare is a rare benefit. Only 2 percent of more than 3,000 employers surveyed by the Society of Human Resource Management in 2018 say they help employees pay for childcare fees. Only 4 percent offer backup child care services. All companies should offer help with childcare or even offer an onsite daycare service. With the way society is moving and more families working, its best companies go ahead and invest more into the job security of their employees by helping them to stay at work.

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Retailers and restaurants have been trying to improve their perks to retain employees amid a very tight labor market. Amazon.com Inc. just announced it’s boosting wages to $15 an hour in November for its current and seasonal workers. In January, Starbucks committed to spend $250 million on new employee benefits, including a pay boost for domestic workers after the federal tax overhaul.