Hilarious as always, Chris Rock is bringing that comedic skill he has writing, directing, and starring in the new movie TOP FIVE which was previously titled Finally Famous. The movie stars everyone who is everyone in the comedy industry as the plot centers around Chris Rock playing Andre’, who is on a career shift in […]

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Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer Talk New Movie BLACK AND WHITE!

September 7, 2014

What appears to be an awesome film, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, known for her role in THE HELP, is the upcoming BLACK AND WHITE, written and directed by Mike Binder. BLACK AND WHITE doesn’t have a release date yet, however, just by the trailer, the movie is going to be a success. The […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Evan Ross And Christian Serratos Team Up For Upcoming Movie BROKEN DOLL

September 4, 2014

Cuba Gooding Jr. is set to star in an upcoming movie titled BROKEN DOLL  with Hunger Games‘ Evan Ross as well as Christian Serratos of The Twilight Sagas and The Walking Dead and 96 Minutes where she also starred with Evan Ross. This trio, along with the rest of the great cast, will take on […]

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Michael B. Jordan To Play Apollo Creed’s Grandson In Upcoming Movie CREED!

September 3, 2014

We are definitely all in on The Fantastic Four, right?  Well, one of my favorite movies – all of them – from back in the day was ROCKY starring Sylvester himself.  Rocky has gotten so much better for the future because Sylvester the Stallone is back with Michael B. Jordan in the upcoming confirmed movie […]

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Taye Diggs Goes Duracell With NY Giants, Rumored To Star With Gabrielle Union As MR. DOULA In New Movie

September 3, 2014

Times are a bit hectic for the star of The Best Man and guest star on The Good Wife, Taye Diggs, but in between time, Taye Diggs suited up for some time on the football field with Duracell and the NY Giants to discover how everything worked together to make the game happen for us […]

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Star Of NO GOOD DEED Taraji P Henson Talks Acting With Idris Elba, Refusing To Be Pigeon-Holed, And More!

September 2, 2014

“He gave me alot to be scared of,” are the words of Taraji P. Henson as she spoke about Idris Elba in the upcoming hit movie they both star in titled No Good Deed, set to release on September 12th. Taraji P Henson talks about some things that we may not have known about not […]

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Terrence Howard And Taraji P Henson Star In TV Series EMPIRE – See Trailer

August 26, 2014

Everybody wants what the big man has, including his family. Starring Terrence Howard, whom we all know from movies such as Lee Daniels The Butler, The Best Man, Best Man Holiday, Winnie Mandela and more, will play the King of it all in this television series titled EMPIRE while Taraji P Henson is an ex […]

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Sanaa Lathan & Morris Chestnut Give Us Some #SETLIFE From Upcoming Flick THE PERFECT GUY!

August 25, 2014
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“The Perfect Guy??? Hmm… We shall see…. #LeahandDave #setlife #ThePerfectGuyMovie #morrischestnut #michaelealy” is the message shared with all from Sanaa Lathan’s facebook page as she poses with Morris the Chestnut for their upcoming movie THE PERFECT GUY, also starring Michael Ealy. Check out my write up about it here.  These two actors are known to […]

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The Story of PATON To Release On August 31st, Final Book Of The SECRET and COLORED LILY:Poppa Took My Innocence Series!

August 20, 2014
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The third and final novel is here from the novel series Secret and Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence titled PATON.  Due for official release on August 31st on Amazon Kindle, Nook, iTunes and Kobo are the vivid accounts of the man known as Paton from the highly successful, dramatically suspenseful series that have kept […]

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Singer and Actor Teairra Mari Goes To DETENTION In Upcoming Drama!

August 19, 2014

The Breakfast Club has always been one of my favorite movies. It’s a classic from 1985 and about some kids that get stuck in detention and end up learning more about each other than what they previously thought they knew while under the spell of preconceived notions. This whole The Breakfast Club idea is coming […]

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Who Is Ready For The Third Charm In THE BEST MAN WEDDING…Plus THE PERFECT GUY?

August 18, 2014

Hands down, we all loved The Best Man movie starring all of the actors we love, naming some such as Sanaa Lathan, Morris the Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard and the list scrolls.  The Best Man Holiday released, and although there was less drama, many people enjoyed that sequel as well.  Third time is a […]

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What Do Singers OMARION, RAY J, Teairra Marie And Soulja Boy Have In Common? LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD

August 18, 2014

Rumors were rumors and now can we get a WHAT WHAT for the west coast as VH1 has officially announced that LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD is ready to roll.  The confirmed cast is set, and it looks like Hollywood is on a mission for a fierce takeover in an attempt to outshine NY and […]

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The Late Teen, Michael Brown, Shot Six Times; Twice In The Head

August 18, 2014
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The Brown family ordered their own private autopsy of their son, Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer as witnesses say, he was in surrender.  According to the autopsy report ordered, Brown was shot six times which is an unnecessary use of force for someone not only in surrender, but not carrying […]

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Ebola Fear Results In Attack On Ebola Facility In Liberia

August 18, 2014

Ebola is such a potentially deadly disease that is easily spread from one person to another through bodily fluids, it has brought on a massive scare in Liberia. The fear is so terrible that the Liberian Ebola facility has been attacked because, according to CNN, the attackers were afraid and didn’t want the facility there. […]

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“You Don’t Execute Me Because You Had a Bad Day.” – Benjamin Crump, the Slain Michael Brown Civil Rights Attorney

August 17, 2014
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“I put my hands in the air. You don’t execute me because you had a bad day. When I put my hands in the air, you don’t decide to be judge, jury and executioner on that day.” These are the words of attorney Benjamin Crump as he represents the family of Michael Brown, the young […]

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What Do We Know About NO GOOD DEED Starring Idris Elba And Taraji P. Henson?

August 17, 2014

As soon as I saw the No Good Deed movie trailer, there was no doubt that I would not only see the movie when it reached theaters on the 12th of September, but I would enjoy it as well.  Firstly, both Idris and Taraji have fierce acting skills, and if anyone can pull off this […]

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What To Expect From Bad Boys Martin Lawrence And Will Smith In the Near Future!

August 16, 2014
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So the news was announced from Martin Lawrence which confirmed all rumors, that Bad Boys 3 is coming to the theaters soon.  For all us Bad Boys lovers, we can expect just as much action and thrill as the previous movies from Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.  I am assuming that Michael Bay will […]

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EXCLUSIVE BOOK TEA – Christine Young-Robinson Talks Upcoming Book WE DIDN’T SEE IT COMING!

August 15, 2014
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Coming in September is a brand new novel off of Zane’s Strebor Books, written by author Christine Young-Robinson, titled “We Didn’t See It Coming”. I got an exclusive before the book’s release, and the author gives a bit of BOOK TEA for avid readers to get excited about! 1.The first four words I notice in […]

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I’M BACK

August 15, 2014
Mirika C (INN THE BASEMENT)

I’ve been away for so long…but I’m back!  There hasn’t been a post on INNTHEBASEMENT for months, but there is a logical reason for their absences.  I have been hard at work at my book releases.  I released over five books in one year alone and they can all be purchased at online outlets such […]

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Watch CHANEL’s Brand New BELIEVE Lyric Video, Off Upcoming Album TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 ACCORDING TO CHANEL!

September 27, 2013
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The New Orleans born Chanel Haynes of gospel group Trin-I-Tee 5:7 has released the lyric video to her solo single titled Believe, and it’s a winner as she preps to release her debut album TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 ACCORDING TO CHANEL off of her very own independent Obsidian Records label in early 2014.

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to WIN Earnest Pugh’s Latest CD – The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience!

September 26, 2013
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Mirika C & INN THE BASEMENT have partnered with P-Man Music for an Earnest Pugh The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience CD Giveaway!   The W.I.N. (Worship in Nassau) Experience is Earnest Pugh’s latest #1 album on Billboard’s Gospel Charts, having just been released on September 17th! Now, you have the opportunity right now to enter […]

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Tamela Mann To Release BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION ALBUM In October – See Track Listing!

September 26, 2013
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We know her as both actress and singer, and this same talented Tamela Mann is set to release the BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION CD on October 29th via Tillymann Music Group which will consist of 5 brand new recordings including 3 live versions of Best Days, according to the press release, and 2 new songs!  […]

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Earnest Pugh Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s TOP GOSPEL Charts With Album The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience!

September 25, 2013
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We knew this would happen, didn’t we? Gospel’s Earnest Pugh debuts at number one with his latest album The W.I.N. (Worship In Nassau) Experience, and in Earnest Pugh’s own words, he is “blown away”!

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Watch A New Clip Titled THE WOMEN From Upcoming Movie BAGGAGE CLAIM!

September 16, 2013
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There’s a new clip from the upcoming movie BAGGAGE CLAIM titled “The Women”, and it gives us an up close and hilarious view at each one of the ladies of Baggage Claim which hits theaters on September 27th! Featured in the clip are Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Christina Milian, Tia Mowry Hardrict and LaLa Anthony […]

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BRAND NEW BOOK ALERT – Ain’t Quite What I Thought! 2 Is Now Released!

September 14, 2013
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If you read Ain’t Quite What I Thought and followed Jeena Delilah Ray as she bit off more than she could chew when she slept with the wrong married man, then you have to follow her life in Ain’t Quite What I Thought! 2 which is now released brand new on Amazon digitally and coming […]

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