<![CDATA[When We Speak TV - BLOG]]>Mon, 24 Jan 2022 06:18:43 -0500Weebly<![CDATA['Kandi & The Gang' Is Serving Up A Delicious Dish of Drama]]>Sun, 23 Jan 2022 19:39:42 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/kandi-the-gang-is-serving-up-a-delicious-dish-of-drama
KANDI & THE GANG -- Pictured:
KANDI & THE GANG -- Pictured: "Kandi & The Gang" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
Bravo’s newest series follows the heart and soul behind the Atlanta restaurant Old Lady Gang (“OLG”) when “Kandi & The Gang” premieres on Sunday, March 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. In the heart of the city, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker run an ever-evolving restaurant empire. Their Southern-eatery, OLG, named after the ‘Old Lady Gang’ consisting of Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce, and Aunts Nora and Bertha, is busier than ever. The restaurant has been a fan-favorite with lines down the block and classic Southern dishes, but peeling back the curtains on this family-owned and operated restaurant reveals that mixing business and relatives can sometimes create a recipe for tension.
Jermaine Sain (When We Speak TV) and Aunt Bertha Jones (Kandi and The Gang) at Old Lady Gang in Atlanta
Jermaine Sain (When We Speak TV) and Aunt Bertha Jones (Kandi and The Gang) at Old Lady Gang in Atlanta
Kandi & The Gang” chronicles Kandi, Todd, and OLG’s dynamic staff as they face a much-needed change at the restaurant while juggling their career ambitions, larger-than-life personalities and personal lives. After being hit with a myriad of obstacles, Kandi and Todd step in with a plan to turn the tide. With tensions rising as family members don’t perform up to standards, a little tough love and a lot of restructuring will shake things up with the staff, whether they’re ready for it or not.
“Kandi & The Gang” is produced by Truly Original, Kandi Koated Entertainment, T Tucker Productions with Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Julie "Bob" Lombardi, Camilo Valdes, and Ronica Wynder serving as executive producers. 
About Bravo: 
Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock.
​For more information, visit BravoTV.com.  

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<![CDATA[Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War]]>Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:15:31 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/black-patriots-heroes-of-the-civil-warThe HISTORY® Channel premieres its new one-hour documentary
“Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” on Monday, February 21st at 11PM ET/PT. Executive
Produced and narrated by historian and social justice advocate Kareem Abul-Jabbar, and Deborah
Morales
of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, the documentary takes a close look at one of the most studied, debated, and dissected periods in American history, the Civil War, and the heroic figures whose bravery and selfless contributions helped define and reshape the reality of a democracy

THE HISTORY® CHANNEL PREMIERES
BLACK PATRIOTS: HEROES OF THE CIVIL WAR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR AND DEBORAH MORALES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 11PM ET/PT

“The Civil War wasn’t just fought over Black Americans, it was also fought by them,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “This documentary chronicles the heroic contributions of courageous African American men and women who helped reshape our nation.”
The end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 saw a new nation break free from the shackles of British tyranny, but for hundreds of thousands of African Americans, the struggle for freedom was far from over. When the Civil War first began, of the 4.3 million African Americans living in the U.S., 3.9 million of them were still enslaved. At its core, the Civil War was about African American’s fight for their freedom and the opportunity to create a better life for themselves in a country they helped nurture and build.

​Anchored by sit down interviews and personal narratives from Abdul-Jabbar, coupled with anecdotes from noteworthy historians and authors, “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” takes an in-depth look into the events and figures who laid the foundational blocks of freedom for African Americans in the U.S. such as lesser-known figures like former enslaved man turned war hero Robert Smalls and Union spy Mary Richards, to wellknown heroessuch as influential abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Underground Railroad pioneer Harriet TubmanThe Civil War highlighted the gross racial inequalities that still existed in this country carried over from a pre-abolitionist era, but also brought forth crucial figures who stepped up to eradicate inequality, paved the way for various freedom movements to come and showed that true democracy can be achieved. 
​“Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” marks the NBA Legend’s third documentary with the network, who received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for outstanding narrator in “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.” “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War" is produced for The HISTORY® Channel by the Six West Media group. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales serve as executive producers for Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for the Six West Media group. Jennifer Wagman serves as executive producer for The HISTORY® Channel.

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<![CDATA[Voting For the 2022 NAACP Image Awards Is Now Open]]>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:43:35 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/voting-for-the-2022-naacp-image-awards-is-now-openNOMINEES AND HOST ANTHONY ANDERSON ANNOUNCED FOR
THE “53rd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS” AIRING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
​AT 8:00 PM ET/ PT ON BET
Go to naacpimageawards.net for a full list of nominees.

Voting is open to the public and closes on February 5, 2022.  Winners will be announced during the 2 hour live special hosted by Anthony Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 26th at 8PM ET on BET.
BET and the NAACP place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first. Due to the ever-changing developments with COVID-19 and variants, the powerful night in Black excellence will continue to move forward without an in-person audience in a not-to-be-missed event.
 
Netflix leads nominations across motion picture and television + streaming categories. Insecure received the most nominations in the television + streaming categories. H.E.R. received the most nominations in the music recording categories. RCA Records received the most nominations across record labels. Amistad leads nominations across literary categories.
​Recognized as the nation's preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts. The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will also include four new podcast categories:  Outstanding News and Information Podcast; Outstanding Lifestyle / Self-Help Podcast; Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast; and Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast. The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” are presented by Wells Fargo and sponsored by AT&T, Google, T-Mobile, Bank of America, General Mills, FedEx, and Airbnb.
​Internationally, the show will air on BET Africa at 20:00 CAT on February 27, followed by BET France on March 2 at 8:45 pm CEST. The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning March 1.

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<![CDATA[Fall in Love with HGTV's New Series, 'Married To Real Estate']]>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:42:43 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/fall-in-love-with-hgtvs-new-series-married-to-real-estatePowerhouse real estate broker and designer Egypt Sherrod and her husband, builder Mike Jackson, know plenty about juggling booming property businesses, pleasing clients, managing a home and raising three daughters and they make it look effortless and fun in their new HGTV series Married to Real Estate.

In the eight-episode season, which premieres on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
 and is available to stream on discovery+, Egypt and Mike will marry their considerable complementary talents to help families land a perfect home in their ideal neighborhood. Egypt will leverage her knowledge of the housing market, financial prowess, and design sensibilities - skills she honed in her business life and as the star of her HGTV hit series Property Virgins and Flipping Virgins - to find affordable houses in desirable Metro Atlanta locations for her clients. And, with smart expenditures that yield breathtaking results, Mike and his team will renovate the properties to help increase their value and return on investment. 

Eight-Episode Series Premieres on HGTV
Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In the premiere episode, Egypt and Mike will tour two unique properties with a couple who is passionate about mid-century modern style. The chosen house has original features the buyers want to keep, including a statement stone fireplace and wood-paneled walls, so Egypt and Mike will incorporate those elements into the renovation. At the reveal, the duo will wow their clients with a bright, open floor plan that includes a sleek kitchen with a waterfall island and an entertaining room with a built-in bar. Throughout the season, Egypt and Mike also will collaborate and compromise to manage their own personal and home projects, including building a basement design studio, searching for a new office space and creating a big girl bedroom for their youngest child.
While waiting for Married to Real Estate to premiere, fans of Egypt and Mike can catch them in action as guest judges in the last season of HGTV's mega-hit home renovation competition series Rock the Block, as well a  s stream Egypt's previous HGTV series on discovery+. The duo also will star as one of the four competing teams in season three of Rock the Block in early 2022.
Married To Real Estate
More Married to Real Estate content will be available on HGTV's digital platforms. Fans are invited to connect at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #MarriedtoRealEstate on FacebookTwitterInstagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can follow Egypt (@egyptsherrod) and Mike (@djfadelf) on Instagram. The episodes also will be available on HGTV GO the same day and time as the linear premieres, Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 13.
 
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<![CDATA[2022 Urban One Honors Celebrates The Soundtrack of Black America]]>Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/2022-urban-one-honors-celebrates-the-soundtrack-of-black-america
Urban One announced the superstar group of honorees for the upcoming URBAN ONE HONORS including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Lifetime Achievement; Timbaland, Music Innovation; Gamble and Huff, Living LegendsTasha Cobbs LeonardInspirational Impact; and Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Jennifer Hudson, Entertainment Icon. 

Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Ne-Yo, the two-hour telecast premieres Monday, January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at 8/7c, on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One.
URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One's Washington D.C. market's cluster of radio stations: Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9Praise 104.1, WOL 1450 95.9, and Spirit 1340. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.
ABOUT TV ONE
​Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 43 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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<![CDATA[Juicy New Drama 'The Kings of Napa' On Oprah Winfrey Network]]>Mon, 27 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/juicy-new-drama-the-kings-of-napa-on-oprah-winfrey-networkOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuts the trailer and key art to the juicy new drama, The Kings of Napa from acclaimed writer and executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois (“Claws,” “Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”) and Warner Bros. Television, to premiere on OWN Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The series features Ebonée Noel (“FBI,” “Wrecked”) who plays August King, the middle sibling and the family’s brilliant marketing whiz who’s passionate about wine and always looking for new ways to expand the business.
  • Rance Nix (“Zero Issue,” “Amsterdam Ave”) plays Dana King, the older brother and the savvy CFO of the winery.
  • Karen LeBlanc (“Ransom,” “Jack Ryan”) plays Vanessa King, the matriarch of the family who gave up her career to help run the winery in Napa with her husband Reginald King, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr. (“The Wire,” “Da 5 Bloods”).
  • Yaani King Mondschein (“The Prince & Me,” “Saving Grace”) plays Bridgette Pierce, the cousin of the King siblings who works as the vineyard manager for House of Kings wine.
  • Ashlee Brian (“The Forty-Year-Old Version,” “Family Reunion”) plays Christian King, the youngest brother with swag who manages the winery’s bottling facility but knows little about growing grapes.
  • And Devika Parikh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Aquaman”) plays Melanie Pierce, August’s aunt who is now back in the States with a firestorm that threatens to change the King family forever. 
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Photo caption (L to R): Ashlee Brian, Rance Nix, Karen LeBlanc, Ebonée Noel, Isaiah Whitlock Jr.,Devika Parikh, Yaani King Mondschein
The Kings of Napa” is produced for OWN by Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Sherman Barrois serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Michelle Listenbee Brown (“Love Is__,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) and Oprah Winfrey.
Academy Award® winner Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”) directs the first two episodes of the series.
About Kings of Napa
The Kings of Napa” is centered on a gorgeous and picturesque Napa Valley, California vineyard owned by the Kings, an aspirational African American family whose wealth and status land them on the pages of design magazines and society pages. The wine business has brought the family success and acclaim, but following the patriarch’s sudden exit from the company, his three children must grapple for the reins to the kingdom — to their own power, wealth, and legacy.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond.

​ Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv, and on discovery+ across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own

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<![CDATA[Weathering The Storm Together: Tyler Perry's Sistas Season 4]]>Sun, 26 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/weathering-the-storm-together-tyler-perrys-sistas-season-4BET’s hit scripted series Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” debuts new season Wednesday, January 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. Season 4 of Tyler Perry’s “Sistas continues the unbounded connection between the five girlfriends as they move through everyday life, circumstances and each finding a new voice, one that demands everyone listens. These five women go after what they desire and handle the blows of life with resilience, determination, and the support of each other.

​The talented ensemble cast of “
Tyler Perry’s Sistas includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside
​In Season 4, Andi played by KJ Smith finally focuses on her own wants and needs when it comes to her personal life. While continuing to be a top-notch lawyer, Andi tests the waters with the possibility of a new relationship on the horizon. Gary played by Chido Nwokocha, however, goes above and beyond in an attempt to get Andi to commit to him, and only him.


Danni played by Mignonopens the season showing Preston how she really feels about their relationship now that El Fuego is in the picture. Eventually, things get complicated when Preston played by Trinity Whitesidebegins exhibiting uncharacteristic like behavior to win Danni’s attention.


Karen played by Ebony Obsidian, finds herself consumed with Zac’s personal life this season. Karen’s emotions overtake her as she tries to reconcile her feelings between Zac played by DeVale Ellisand Aaron played by Kevin A. Walton.


Sabrina played by Novi Brownis the listening ear to her girlfriends and their drama, but she makes sure she doesn’t forget about Maurice played by Brian Jordan Jr. While still dating Calvin played by Anthony Dalton IISabrina embarks on a new journey that could lead to newfound love.


Fatima played by Crystal Renee’ Hayslettbasks in her love for Zac and makes it known to anyone who questions their relationship. Although Fatima finds herself facing new challenges in her relationship with Zac, her feet are firmly planted. Now that things are looking up for Zac, he and Fatima shift their focus to themselves and their future together.
In the premiere episode #401, titled “A Brick Wall,” premieres Wednesday, January 5, at 9 PM ET/PT– Danni finds herself in a compromising predicament and receives unsolicited help from El Fuego. While Karen must figure out how to deal with an unexpected visitor inquiring about Zac. #SistasonBET
ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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<![CDATA[Kick Off The New Year with 2 New Wrong Thrillers Headlined by Vivica A. Fox]]>Sat, 25 Dec 2021 02:58:12 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/kick-off-the-new-year-with-2-new-wrong-thrillers-headlined-by-vivica-a-foxWRONG FRANCHISE RETURNS WITH
TWO NEW MOVIES HEADLINED BY VIVICA A. FOX
Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) delivers on providing non-stop, edgy thrillers for women, with two new Wrong films executive produced by and starring Vivica A. Fox, and new movie premieres January through March on the network. 
The Wrong Blind Date airs January 14 at 8pm ET/PT, and The Wrong High School Sweetheart debuts on February 4 at 8pm ET/PT and also features a guest appearance by former felon turned model and actor Jeremy Meeks.
​Additional stars appearing throughout the Deadly Resolutions, Vicious Valentines, Wicked Revenge and Spring Breakdown slates include Scout Taylor-Compton who portrays sinister triplets, Eric Roberts, Lou Ferrigno Jr., and Tracy Nelson.
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DEADLY RESOLUTIONS

DEADLY DANCE COMPETITION
Thursday, January 6 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Natasha Wilson, Emma Jessop, Matthew Pohlkamp
Beth (Natasha Wilson) couldn’t be prouder of her daughter Regan (Brooke Maroon) who is hard at work putting the final touches on the video for the online dance contest that she entered.  But Beth begins to fear for Regan’s safety after she is attacked by an unknown assailant in the parking lot of her high school. When Regan suddenly goes missing, Beth must turn to her best friend Lina (Emma Jessop) for help and the two launch a desperate search to find Regan before it’s too late.

KILLER STEPMOM
Friday, January 7 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Julia Terranova, Jillian Murray, Alison Robertson, Jon Briddell
Brianna (Julia Terranova) has gained a reputation for telling lies and creating trouble for her parents Annie (Alison Robertson) and Daniel (Jon Briddell), who attribute her behavior as a way of lashing out at them for their divorce.  So when Brianna witnesses her new stepmom Susanna (Jillian Murray) commit a murder, she can’t get anyone to believe her.  Brianna turns to her mom Annie for help, who becomes increasingly convinced that she must protect her daughter from Susanna before she can enact her devious plan to destroy their family.

THE WRONG BLIND DATE
Friday, January 14 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Meredith Thomas, Matthew Pohlkamp,
Sofia Masson, Clark Moore, Rainer Dawn
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After her recent divorce, Laura (Meredith Thomas) is encouraged by her therapist Beth (Vivica A. Fox) and daughter Hannah (Sofia Masson) to move on with life and registers for an online dating service. Unhappy with the process, Laura decides to delete her account, but soon she receives a message from Kevin (Matthew Pohlkamp) who catches her attention. Kevin appears to be Laura’s perfect match, having many of the same interests and is nothing like her ex-husband. But Hannah grows suspicious of her mother’s new suitor and is determined to discover the truth about Kevin’s real motives before it’s too late.

VICIOUS VALENTINES

THE WRONG HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART
Friday, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Jeremy Meeks, Mea Wilkerson, Ryan Shoos,
Doug Rogers, Alex Trumble, Eric Roberts, Helene Udy, Tracy Nelson
When Danielle (Mea Wilkerson) reunites with her high school sweetheart Danny (Alex Trumble), she’s shocked to learn how far he’s willing to go to keep their high school memories, and their relationship, alive.

OLD FLAMES NEVER DIE
Friday, February 11 at 8pm ET/PT
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Rich Paul
When successful novelist Kira Young (Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe) returns to her hometown to escape bad press after her cheating fiancé Tyson (Rich Paul) is accused of murder, she rekindles a romantic one-night stand with her high school sweetheart Weston Wade (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), who soon develops an unhealthy obsession with her.

WICKED REVENGE

FRAMED BY MY SISTER
Friday, February 25 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Scout Taylor Compton, T K Richardson, Tracy Nelson
Twins Reina and Alex (Scout Taylor-Compton) find their lives upended by their mysterious triplet Trinity (Scout Taylor-Compton), who was separated from them at birth and who has devised a plan to frame one for murder and assume the identity of the other.

SPRING BREAKDOWNS

PSYCHO SWEET SIXTEEN (w.t.)
Thursday, March 17 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Bailey Bass, Heather McComb, Kate Orsini,
Courtney Lauren Cummings, Kassidy Slaughter
When Dylan (Bailey Bass) is forced to transfer to a new school after her mom Cindy (Kate Orsini) is admitted to rehab, she quickly rubs reigning mean girl Tiffany (Courtney Lauren Cummings) the wrong way.  Dylan’s aunt and uncle offer to throw a sweet sixteen party to help her adjust, but Tiffany will stop at nothing to destroy Dylan’s plans, including murder.
ABOUT LMN
LMN is a top entertainment destination for women, featuring a diverse mix of original movies and themed programming inspired by sister network Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage. LMN’s unique brand of storytelling serves a passionate and loyal audience with a continuous slate of movie genres they’ve grown to love. Lifetime Movies®, Lifetime Television®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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<![CDATA[2022 Trumpet Awards: A night of inspiration, history, and crowd-rousing performances]]>Wed, 22 Dec 2021 06:25:06 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/2022-trumpet-awards-a-night-of-inspiration-history-and-crowd-rousing-performancesLATEST UPDATE:  Jan 6, 2022
​“We are taking appropriate cautionary steps to protect honorees, attendees, and all associated with the production from COVID,” said Cheryle Harrison, head of Bounce. 
​“Resilience and perseverance are the cornerstones upon which the Trumpet Awards were built by the legendary Ms. Xernona Clayton, founder of the event, and we do believe the show must – and will - go on. We are working with the Dolby Theatre and the schedules of our honorees on a new date.”

​On January 17, the Bounce Trumpet Awards returns for its 30th anniversary, celebrating the best in African American excellence and achievement. A beacon to inspire, enlighten and raise the human spirit to its highest potential, the Bounce Trumpet Awards recognizes Black humanitarians who have succeeded against immense odds and augment the richness of our society by striving for the justice and equality of all.

30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards to honor
Courtney B. Vance, Stan Lathan, Tyrese Gibson,
Zaila Avant-garde, Princess Sarah Culberson,
Senators Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff,
airs Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET

Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, will present the 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards -- a night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African American achievements and contributions -- on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. ET.

​The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards will honor:

The gala event will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Among the special guests paying tribute to this year’s honorees are Wendell Pierce, Sanaa Lathan, JB Smoove, and Tamron Hall.
​Musical performers and more presenters will be announced soon. 
The 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards will also feature a tribute to The Warriors of Justice, honoring those institutions and their leaders who have been on the front lines fighting for social, political, legal, educational and economic equality for people of color. The group includes:
  • The NAACPthe largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation led by Derrick Johnson, President and CEO.
  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the international human and civil rights organization founded by Rev. Jesse Jackson, one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures.
  • National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization run by Marc Morial, President and CEO.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the African American civil rights organization closely associated with its first president, Martin Luther King Jr., led by current President and CEO Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. 
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Xernona Clayton- Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards.
About the Trumpet Awards
The Bounce Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African American Women of the U.S. Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers and information about The Bounce Trumpet Awards visit here

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<![CDATA[Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Eric Andre, Nick Kroll, and more atttend the LA Premeiere of Sing 2]]>Tue, 14 Dec 2021 13:31:35 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/matthew-mcconaughey-scarlett-johansson-reese-witherspoon-eric-andre-nick-kroll-and-more-atttend-the-la-premeiere-of-sing2From Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets

SING 2 IN THEATERS DECEMBER 22

get Tickets for Sing 2
​This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.
 
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.
 
As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. 
 
What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR SING 2

SING 2 IN THEATERS DECEMBER 22

Genre: Animated Event Film
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti and Bono
Written by: Garth Jennings
Directed by: Garth Jennings
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.

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