Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Is BACK - The CONTINENTAL CONCEPT!!!

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Meet the new LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONCEPT LUXURY CAR!!!

The LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY is making a huge splash in New York this week, rolling out the Continental Concept you see here. Not only does this bring back an iconic bit of Lincoln nomenclature (just as some competitors are making things more complicated), it previews the new Continental fullsize sedan that will come to market next year.

This is “a concept which for us signals the future of what we call quiet luxury,” Ford Motor Company president and CEO, Mark Fields, said during an event Sunday. “The Concept is a very strong hint I’ll underline very strong hint as to what you’ll see in the production vehicle.”

There’s no other way to say it: the Continental looks stunning. It’s a long, low-slung sedan, with a shape that’s reminiscent of the Ford Interceptor Concept from 2007. But this thing is all Lincoln, and shows a host of new design cues that will no doubt work their way across the brand’s range. Most notably, the split-wing grille is gone, with this new chrome centerpiece showing a “new face for Lincoln” (where have we heard that before?). The Continental also incorporates LED matrix headlamps, with laser-assist high-beams and tiny Lincoln logos embedded inside.

For the doors, Lincoln uses “E-Latch” handles that tuck discretely into the Continental’s beltine. The concept rolls on polished aluminum, 21-inch wheels with painted pockets. Up above, the Continental has a SPD SmartGlass tinting sunroof that can keep the interior up to 18 degrees cooler.

Around back, the Continental has a wide, planted stance, with taillamps that stretch from side to side. These lamps have “light-through-chrome” technology, which means they have a chrome look when not illuminated. Rounding out the whole design are slim, wide exhaust outlets that look fantastic.

The main focus of the Continental is luxury, and Lincoln says this car uses “the brand’s most sensual materials ever.” That includes Venetian leather seats and door panels, Alcantara on the seat inserts and armrests, a satin headliner and wool carpet. Lighting is also a key feature, with an ambient glow that radiates throughout the cabin and “soft-gold” LED lights in the center console.

As for comfort, the Continental’s 30-way seats are said to mold to passengers’ sizes and shapes. Rear seat passengers have it best, though, with a two-seat layout, tray tables, a champagne storage compartment, and detachable, handmade Venetian leather travel cases. It’s the sort of thing you’d expect in a long-wheelbase S-Class, and shows Lincoln’s intent to reclaim its historic position among the world’s best brands (even if it has a long way to go in the showroom).

Lincoln won’t reavel too many details about what’s under the hood, only saying that the Continental uses an all-new, 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 that is said to be exclusive to the brand.

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KENDRICK LAMAR & MONICA On RYAN CAMERON With WANDA SMITH!!!

This week in The ATL, COMPTON Rapper KENDRICK LAMAR was at the V-103 studios for an interview with WANDA SMITH and RYAN CAMERON for the RYAN CAMERON MORNING SHOW With WANDA SMITH!!!

During the session ATLien Singer/Songwriter MONICA pops in for a surprise visit.

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INSIDE AMERICA'S TOUGHEST FEDERAL PRISON Of PRISON PLANET On NEW YORK TIMES MAG!!!

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NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Journalist MARK BIENELLI goes inside the UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY ADMINISTRATIVE MAXIMUM FACILITY, in FLORNECE, CO, a.k.a. SUPERMAX a.k.a. The ADX to give us an insider's perspective on the harsh realities inside the fences, within the walls, and what really goes on INSIDE AMERICA'S TOUGHEST FEDERAL PRISON!!!

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UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY ADMINISTRATIVE MAXIMUM FACILITY a.k.a. The ADX, in FLORENCE, CO. 

2015 FINAL FOUR BREAKDOWN: KENTUCKY vs. WISCONSIN!!!


Game #2 of the 2015 FINAL FOUR features Head Coach JOHN CALIPARI and the KENTUCKY BLUE DEVILS against Head Coach BO RYAN and the WISCONSIN BADGERS!!!

SETH GREENBERG breaks down the contest which will take place Saturday, April 4, 2015 at LUCAS OIL STADIUM in INDIANAPOLIS, IN.

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2015 FINAL FOUR BREAKDOWN: DUKE vs. MICHIGAN STATE!!!



The 2015 FINAL FOUR features Head Coach TOM IZZO and the MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS versus Head Coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI and the DUKE BLUE DEVILS!!!


SETH GREENBERG breaks down the matchup that will occur Saturday, April 4, 2015, at LUCAS OIL STADIUM in INDIANAPOLIS, IN.

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2015 FINAL FOUR Is SET!!!

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The 2015 NCAA MEN'S DIVISION I BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR has been set!!!

In Game #1, the KENTUCKY WILDCATS will take on the WISCONSIN BADGERS, and in Game #2, the DUKE BLUE DEVILS will face the MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS.

The 2015 FINAL FOUR SEMI-FINALS will take place Saturday, April 4, and the CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS will take place Monday, April 6, at LUCAS OIL STADIUM in INDIANAPOLIS, IN.

-CCG

 

Monday, March 30, 2015

FLORIDA SOUTHERN WATER MOCCASINS WIN 2015 NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach LINC DARNER and the FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE WATER MOCCASINS for their 77 - 62 victory over the INDIAN UNIVERSITY Of PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS on Saturday, March 28, to win the 2015 NCAA MEN'S DIVISON II BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

THREE BLACK WOMEN MAKE NCAA SWIMMING HISTORY!!!

CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to STANFORD UNIVERSITY CARDINALS Swimmers SIMONE MANUEL and LIA NEAL, and UNIVESRITY Of FLORIDA GATORS Swimmer NATALIE HINDS for on last weekend for winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for the 100 YARD FREESTYLE at the 2015 NCAA WOMEN'S DIVISION I SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
 
NEWSONE reports this tremendous accomplishment sends all three young ladies into the history books for SWIMMING, SPORTS, WOMEN'S, BLACK, and AMERICN HISTORY for the first time in history that three BLACK WOMEN have finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at a NCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! 
 
Freshman phenom Simone Manuel of Stanford set an NCAA, American, U.S. Open, Championship and Pool record when she clocked a time of 46.09 in the women’s 100 yard freestyle.
Manuel’s Stanford teammate Lia Neal came in second place with a time of 47.13. (Fans may recall that Neal won a bronze medal in the 4×100 free relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.)
The University of Florida’s Natalie Hinds swam a time of 47.24. Hinds reset her own-school record in the event during competition.
 
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CUBA On TIME!!!

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As U.S. policy softens on the 1960 UNITED STATES EMBARGO Against CUBA softens, TIME Journalist KARL VICK travels to capital city HAVANA, CUBA, to report on CUBA On The CUSP Of CHANGE!!!

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LUDACRIS On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

Yesterday in NYC, ATLien Rapper/Producer/Actor LUDACRIS was at the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with CHARLAMAGNE Tha GOD,  ANGELA YEE, and DJ ENVY, for THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!
 
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JERMAINE DUPRI On BIG TIGGER SHOW!!!

Wednesday in The ATL, Super Producer JERMAINE 'JD" DUPRI was at the V-103 studios for an interview with BIG TIGGER for the BIG TIGGER SHOW!!!

During the session, JD discussed his participation with the 2015 BLACK ENTERPRISE BLACK ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT, his social network GLOBAL 14, music sampling, and so Much MORE.
 
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DIONNE WARWICK & DOUG E. FRESH On BIG TIGGER SHOW!!!

Yesterday in The ATL, two music industry legends were at the V-103 studios for an interview with BIG TIGGER for the BIG TIGGER SHOW!!!
 
Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Spokeswoman DIONNE WARWICK and Rapper/Producer DOUG E. FRESH were in Atlanta for special event. PAINT ATLANTA ORANGE GALAwhich is sponsored by the NATIONAL KIDENY FOUNDATION, and hopes to raise awareness on The EFFECTS Of KIDNEY DISEASE, and funds for KIDNEY DISEASE RESEARCH.
 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

I LOVE 2 EAT #80: COOKOUT!!!


GOOD FRIDAY!!!

Late Wednesday night, Yours Truly CCG was in search of a meal.

COOKOUT
1800 NORTHSIDE RIVE
ATLANTA, GA 30318

COOKOUT is a NORTH CAROLINA-based privately-owned fast food-style restaurant chain.

Arriving at about 2:00 AM EST, Ya Boy CCG walked into a house that had 3 pairs of seated customers. However, the customer traffic never stopped and there was a full crew working behind the counter. Throughout the duration of this particular visit, one could see that the Drive-Thru was non-stop.

There is plenty of both Table and Booth Seating, with a seating capacity of about 50 -60 patrons.

The COOKOUT MENU is a true burger lover's dream. This is not the place for you and your vegan friends.


YES, it was 2:00 AM, and CCG decided on a COOKOUT TRAY (bottom photo) of a BIG DOUBLE BURGER, with ONION RINGS, SLAW, and a Fountain Drink.

Because the company is based in NORTH CAROLINA, it is one of the very few places where you can find CHEERWINE SODA.


ALL of their burgers are made-to-order, so you select your own toppings. The BIG DOUBLE BURGER comes with two ALL-BEEF Patties. CCG had it his way, topped with Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, and Onions.

The Burger was nice and warm, while all of the toppings were Cool, Crunchy, and FRESH.

The Slaw was cool, crunchy, fresh, and cut down to bite-size, with just the right amount of Slaw Dressing to make it moist without being soggy.

Onion Rings come as an order of 4 rings. The battered exterior was fresh-out-the-grease hot, with a tender-cooked fresh onion ring interior.

Due to the time, seated patronage, and crew size, CCG was enjoying his food within less than five minutes of placing the order.


GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD PRICES, GOOD TIMES!!!

-CCG

Thursday, March 26, 2015

STARBUCKS #RACETOGETHER On LARRY WILMORE!!!

Monday night, THE NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE Host LARRY WILMORE started the conversation, #AWKWARDTOGETHER, to dissect STARBUCKS COFFEE and their already defunct initiative, #RACE TOGETHER, that the company had started to begin a nationwide conversation - THE NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE: STARBUCKS #RACETOGETHER CAMPAIGN!!!
 
To further punctuate #RACETOGETHER, Larry has a panel featuring Designer KENNETH COLE, PHOEBE ROBINSON, Actress ROSIE PEREZ, and Rapper 2 CHAINZ during which they use RACE to talk about COFFEE - #COFFEETOGETHER, and Yours Truly CCG's favorite LARRY WILMORE segment, KEEP It 100: TRUE, FALSE, KINDA.
 
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TARAJI P. HENSON On CS: MODERN LUXURY MAG!!!

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FOX drama, EMPIRE star TARAJI P. HENSON is making her rounds on the magazine covers, including the March 2015 issue of CS: MODERN LUXURY!!!

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EXCLUSIVE: One-on-One with Empire’s Taraji P. Henson from Modern Luxury on Vimeo.





 

EXTRA POINT CHANGES For 2015 NFL SEASON!!!


In the NFL, there currently are two options available for scoring the extra point after a touchdown!!!

There is the Extra Point Kick, and the Two-Point Conversion.

ESPN is ate 2015 OWNERS MEETING in PHOENIX, AZ, and SPORTSCENTER Co-Host TREY WINGO speaks with Co-Host/Analyst ADAM SCHEFTER, and former NFL Executive BILL POLIAN and Coach HERM EDWARDS to get their perspectives on possible changes to the NFL Extra Point for the 2015 NFL Season.

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CHRISTINA MILIAN On LATINA MAG!!!

Stunningly sexy: Christina Milian is featured in the May issue of Latina magazine and she talked about her 'very special relationship' with Lil Wayne, saying he's her 'man crush' 
Born in  JERSEY CITY, NJ, of CUBAN parents, Singer/Songwriter/Actress CHRISTINA MILIAN covers the May 2015 issue of LATINA!!!
 
Here are some interview highlights:
 
On learning from her mistakes:  
 
“I’m not afraid to blame myself for any of my own faults or just to analyze things in a different way, but I don’t overanalyze either.  I still gotta live life, but being able to look at myself and recognize my own faults makes me the more mature Christina that I am today.”
 
On her relationship with Lil Wayne: 

“The deal is he’s my man...crush.  I think he’s awesome. He and I have a very special relationship and I think I’ve always been very careful with it publicly because when you have something special it’s like everybody picks apart words. They’ll pick apart a moment in a picture and take something that’s special and trash it.”

On being a single mom to daughter Violet Madison: 

“I’m doing everything in my power to be a great mother.  I wish I could be with her throughout the day, because I’m always working, but I make sure that whether it’s the morning or nighttime, I make it extra special.”

On instilling a healthy body image in her daughter: 
 
“I want Violet to be proud of every little thing that is her—her hair, her body. We’re all different and from early on I’ve always said she has a very confident personality and I want her to maintain that. I don’t want her to be stuck thinking about the scale or thinking, ‘I gotta have straight hair’ and all of this.”
 
On her critics: 

“I’m just in a new place. I’m a grown woman. The haters are definitely wrong if they think I care. I can’t figure you people out. I just want to do me.”

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AMANDA KNOX On NEWSWEEK!!!

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In 2009, two years after murdered UK student MEREDITH KERCHER was found half-naked, her throat slashed, and following a year-long trial, a Perugia judge and jury convicted AMANDA KNOX, and RAFFAELE SOLLECITO and RUDY GUEDE of MURDER At MEZZANOTE—(MURDER At MIDNIGHT)!!!
 
With a cold fog snaking over the cobbled piazza, they rendered their verdict in a medieval courtroom while seated beneath a peeling fresco of the Madonna, which may explain why all the lawyers in the room made appeals to God in their final arguments. Italian, British and American TV reported the denouement in breaking-news alerts, while outside, a mob shouted, “ASSASSINA AMERICANA" (AMERICAN ASSASSIN)!!! and surged toward the doors of the courthouse, lacking only torches and pitchforks to make it a clip worthy of a Boris Karloff movie.
 
AMANDA KNOX languished in an Italian prison for four years before a judge overturned her conviction. When she was released, she immediately fled back to her hometown of SEATTLE, WA, where her family lives and where she resides today.
 
But how long she’ll be able to stay there, or even whether she’ll be able to marry her fiancé, is suddenly up in the air. With an appeal hearing set for March 25, Italian judges are expected to issue a final ruling on whether Knox murdered her roommate in Perugia almost eight years ago. The ruling might baffle those who thought the tabloid-soaked case was resolved, but the palazzo of Italian justice has many rooms, and the CORTE SUPREMA Di CAZZAZIONE (SUPREME COURT Of CASSATION)—Italy’s highest court—is expected to reinstate the conviction and make Knox a fugitive from justice.
 
In 2009, NEWSWEEK Journalist NINA BURLEIGH went to Italy to cover the case, and returns to bring us additional insight into MURDER & JUSTICE: The NEW TRIALS Of AMANDA KNOX.
 
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EMPIRE CAST On ROLLING OUT!!!

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ROLLING OUT Magazine has artistic renderings of EMPIRE RECORDS and THE LUCIOUS LYONS SOUND CEO and Founder LUCIOUS LYONS TTERRENCE HOWARD flanked by the two women in his life, ex-wife COOKIE LYONS (TARAJI P. HENSON, left), and vengeful former fiancé ANIKA "BOO BOO KITTY" CALHOUN (GRACE GEALY, right) to illustrate the cover story which features and focuses on blockbuster Wednesday night FOX drama, EMPIRE - RACE, REALITY, And RESPECTABILITY: The RISE Of An EMPIRE!!!

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Character names: JAMAL LYONS, HAKEEM LYONS, ANDRE LYONS, COOKIE, LUCIOUS, ANIKA

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

INDIANS, MARINERS, NATIONALS, & ROYALS On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!


Picking no one particular favorite for the 2015 MLB Season, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED calls it a toss-up, stating, "It's Anybody's Year," as they have chosen CLEVELAND INDIANS, KANSAS CITY ROYALS, SEATTLE MARINERS, and WASHINGTON NATIONALS to cover their 2015 MLB PREVIEW ISSUE!!!

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I LOVE 2 EAT #79: NACHOS On A STICK At MILLER PARK!!!


ESPN HEADLINES Host PRIM SIRIPIPAT reports that for the 2015 MLB season, when MILWAUKEE BREWERS fans attend home games at MILLER PARK, they will have a new food option... DEEP-FRIED NACHOS On A STICK!!!

ESPN Sports Business Reporter DARREN ROVELL eats it up.

-CCG

 

CHARLOTTE RITZ-CARLTON INVESTIGATION Over CIAA FEE - NO SUCH NCAA FEE!!!

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For the second time in less than a month, CHARLOTTE, NC, is hosting a major college basketball event, but this time there was no surcharge on receipts from The RITZ-CARLTON, CHARLOTTE!!!

WBTV 3 CHARLOTTE reports The RITZ-CARLTON, CHARLOTTE said;
NCAA tournament historically “has not drawn large crowds to the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and has not required any expansion of our Lobby Lounge facilities or departure from the normal service provided by our staff.”

Patrons of the Ritz Carlton that weekend were angry after learning the hotel passed on a CIAA surcharge to hotels bar checks. Many CIAA fans felt violated.

This weekend when we looked at a bill from the hotel lounge, there was no surcharge or even a mention of the tournament on the bill.

Rick McCLANAHAN said;
“It was a little strange when I first heard it,” he said. “I can understand everybody raising their prices across the board for an event that’s happening in Charlotte. It seems that they were picking on them a little bit.”
The hotel said in a statement to WBTV that was not the case. They said the surcharge was there because of the large CIAA crowds,
“In the past, the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte has imposed a mandatory service charge in the Lobby Lounge to be distributed to the employees for events that require an expansion of the facilities to accommodate unusually large crowds or a departure from the normal Lobby Lounge service provided by our staff, such as our Holiday Afternoon Tea in December and the weekend of the CIAA Basketball Tournament.”
Jeff Williams plays his guitar outside the Ritz Carlton at the corner of College and Trade on most weekends when there are big turnouts.

JEFF WILLIAMS said;
“It should be fair across the board. Everybody should operate as normal and appreciate the business that’s coming through.”
NORTH CAROLINA Attorney General ROY COOPER has announced that he would launch an investigation into complaints over a the CIAA surcharge.


CRVA Chief Executive TOM MURRAY said he spoke with several other hotel general managers about the surcharge. None of them imposed a CIAA surcharge.

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HUMP DAY FUNK: BAMALOVESOUL - DJ RAHDU: COVERS 5!!!

BamaLoveSoul.com presents Covers 5
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

DJ RAHDU of BAMALOVESOUL has once again dug deep into his crates of magical musical tricks to bring us the latest edition from the series, COVERS, with COVERS 5.

COVERS 5 is especially jazzy, featuring some jazz versions of some of your favorite tunes.

HAPPY JAZZY COVERS HUMP DAY FUNK DAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And HUMP DAY FUNKY BLESSINGS;

-CCG



 
Butcher Brown – Telephone
Re/ly – Hold On, We’re Going Home
Platinum Pied Pipers – Open Your Eyes feat Dwele (Braeden Bailey Remix)
Cecilia Stalin x Khari Simmons x Daz-I-Kue – Norwegian Wood
Yuna – Broke Her
Esperanza Spalding – I Can’t Help It
The Fascinations – Quiet City Blues
Raquel Rodriguez – Betray My Heart
Quadron – Baby Be Mine (Bayacou Guine Remix)
DJM Trio – Let’s Grow

The MOST POPULAR THROWBACK JERSEYS In EACH STATE!!!

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In most cities, it’s pretty obvious what professional sports team is KING Of The CITY!!!

Here in The ATL it is the ATLANTA FALCONS. In Yours Truly CCG's hometown of NEW ORLEANS, it is the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, and so on for each Pro Sports City.

The LAKERS run LOS ANGELES and the COWBOYS run the entire state of TEXAS.

But; what about the good folks in SOUTH DAKOTA, which team do they support???

Clothing Company MITCHELL & NESS assembled a map showing what retro sports jersey is most popular in every state. It’s pretty interesting to see what people in states without pro teams buy:

Just IMAGINE:

 - Kobe Bryant is super popular all around the country but not California?
- No Michael Jordan anywhere?
- Those Vince Carter Toronto Raptors jerseys are pretty tight.
- Why is Joe Namath so popular in Iowa? He has exactly zero ties to the state.

Courtesy of the really good folks at PLAYBOY, here are THE MOST POPULAR THROWBACK JERSEYS In EACH STATE.

MITCHELL & NESS has the full  STATE-By-STATE LIST Of MOST POPULAR THROWBACK JERSYS In EACH STATE

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TYRESE On VIBE MAG!!!


Star of forthcoming film, FURIOUS 7, Actor/Singer/Rapper/Model TYRESE GIBSON covers the new issue of VIBE!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

VIBE: The Fast and The Furious script was inspired by an article on street racing that was first published in VIBE Magazine. Did you ever think it’d blow up into a billion-dollar franchise?

Tyrese: Clearly the story was an influential one, because a lot of people have showed up to support and experience this franchise domestically and internationally. I didn’t know what I was signing up for. I thought I was going to be in [2 Fast 2 Furious] and it would be over after that. But the fans around the world continue to show up. I was in Germany and [people] walked up and didn’t know a lick of English, but knew Roman Pierce and my name because of this franchise. That’s a big deal. The one and only franchise that’s this successful that’s not a comic book or a TV show. For us to be at Furious 7, it’s a real blessing.

Furious 7 is the most ambitious of the series. Is there pressure to top the previous film?

 With the success comes a lot of pressure. How will we make it bigger, better [and] more interesting? How do we have a moment where you’re crying, emotional, [and] on the edge of your seat? How do we take it up a notch? We just hope that we never let the fans down. The overall magnitude of [Furious 7] is bigger. And very emotional for all the obvious reasons—our brother Paul Walker. So we’re trying to find a happy medium. You don’t want to come off too happy, too excited because we know what happened to our brother. But at the same time you are excited because the overall movie in itself—including Paul—is the best one of the series. We had to rise the occasion, become each other’s positive reinforcement and help us to get through making this movie, and we did. And we brought our brother with us. We’re excited. We believe that this is going to be the most successful one of all of them.

It has to be an extremely bittersweet project for you.

Way more bitter than sweet, trust me. This was supposed to be a worldwide press event, hit seven or eight countries. We narrowed it down to just L.A. It’s just too much emotionally. [Paul] was literally an angel. A good person, always smiling, always happy—just a great soul. We had a lot of opinions and ideas flying around. We made sure that everything about his moves and the moves that were going to be made were protected.

Production was halted for four months after Paul Walker’s death. What was it like on that first day back of filming?

 The first day was very challenging because we started back in Atlanta, and that’s where I had last seen Paul. And the base camp where all the trailers were set up at was the same base camp. Imagine working on a movie on behalf of someone that was there, who is no longer there but they’re there in spirit. Imagine the first day of filming coming back to the set and experiencing that. Imagine putting that level of professional hat on. It was a lot. We had to pick up the pieces and recover, get closure, compartmentalize our emotions and move forward.

Ludacris has said he'd like to see Tom Cruise join the franchise, and Michelle Rodriguez is campaigning for Rihanna. If you could draft anyone onto the Furious cast, who would it be?

 Matt Damon. That’s what I want. That’s my invite. Matt Damon, join us.

Let’s talk about your upcoming album, Black Rose.

 My first single is called, Dumb Sh*t, featuring Snoop. The second single is called “Shame.” I be doing dumb shit, so I’m ashamed of it. Everyone of my singles are intertwined. It’s going to tell a story. When has anyone ever released a double album, one hip-hop [disc], one R&B [disc]? [There’s also] a documentary, book, and a movie.

-CCG

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DOMINIQUE CHINN & MS. CAT On SMOOTH MAG!!!


SMOOTH  chooses Video Vixens/Models/Media Personalities CATYA "MS. CAT" WASHINGTON and DOMINIQUE CHINN to grace the double-cover of ISSUE #66 of SMOOTH Magazine!!!

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Instagram media by mscat215 - #SMOOTH Magazine #66 featuring covergirls @dominiquechinn and @MSCAT215, plus Rap's New Freshman Class @snootiewild, @otgenasis, @chinxmusic, @__king_louie__ Along with #SMOOTHGirls @LatoyaAllure and @BlackGabby_Doll and much much more is on newsstands now! Pick up your copy today at smoothmag.com!


 

RACE, GENDER, & SUPERHEROES On LARRY WILMORE!!!

Thursday, March 19, LARRY WILMORE, host of THE NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE, has JEAN GRAE, MIKE YARD, PHIL JIMENEZ, and SANA AMANAT to tackle the tough topic of homogenous vs. culturally diverse superheroes with a spirited discussion of RACE, GENDER, And SUPERHEROES!!!
 
For the full story, watch the full episode of THE NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE: RACE, GENDER, & SUPERHEROES.
 
-CCG

MLB Makes MAJOR CHANGE To CLOSING DAY Of REGULAR SEASON!!!


MLB Commissioner ROBERT MANFRED and the MLB Owners have made a major change to the closing day of the regular season!!!

Beginning with the coming 2015-16 season, all games on the last day of the season will start at the exact same time.

ESPN HEADLINE Host PRIM SIRIPIPAT has ESPN SWEET SPOT Blogger DAVID SCHOEFIELD to elaborate.

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WHO Is The NBA MVP RIGHT NOW???


Chocolate-Covered ESPN FIRST TAKE Host CARI CHAMPION has Analysts STEPHEN A. SMITH and SKIP BAYLESS to debate which NBA Player they feel is currently the NBA MVP!!!

How do YOU feel... who do YOU feel is currently the NBA MVP???

HOLLA!!!

-CCG 

NFL OWNERS APPROVE NEW MEDICAL SAFETY RULE!!!


At the 2015 NFL OWNERS MEETING that is currently taking place in PHOENIX, AZ, the owners have a approved a new rule that will allow a Certified Athletic Trainer at each game to call a medical Timeout if an NFL Player appears disoriented!!!

DAN GRAZIANO and KEVIN SEIFERT chop it up from Phoenix.

-CCG

CCG SHOOTS: ASANTE CHILDREN'S CHOIR @ CENTRAL UMC ATL!!!

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The ASANTE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR (ASANTE CHILDREN'S CHOIR) of RWANDA, EAST AFRICA are currently on a world tour, and on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, they BLESSED us at CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (CENTRAL UMC ATL) with a Holy Spirit-moving performance of Song, Dance, and Drumming!!!

-CCG

 


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WIN A FREE DVD Of ADDICTED!!!

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ADDICTED is the film based on the blockbuster novel by Author ZANE that stars BODIS KODJOE, KAT GRAHAM, SHARON LEAL, TASHA SMITH, and TYSON BECKFORD!!!

The good folk at ROLLING OUT Magazine are offering YOU an opportunity to win a FREE DVD COPY of ADDICTED.

Register for YOUR chance to win a free DVD of Addicted at ROLLING OUT: FREE ADDICTED DVD GIVEAWAY

-CCG

 

WIN FREE MOVIE PASSES To FURIOUS 7!!!

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VIN DIESEL, PAUL WALKER, and DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON lead the returning cast of FURIOUS 7!!!

JAMES WAN directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites CHRIS "LUDACRIS" BRIDGES, JORDANA BREWSTER, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, and TYRESES GIBSON.

They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. 

Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

The really good folks at ROLLING OUT are offering YOU an opportunity to win 2 FREE MOVIES PASSES to see FURIOUS 7.

This exclusive giveaway offer is restricted to residents of ATLANTA, CHICAGO, DALLAS, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, and NEW YORK.

Register for YOUR chance to win your 2 free movie passes at ROLLING OUT: FURIOUS 7 FREE MOVIE PASSES GIVEAWAY

-CCG

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

THE GAME Got MIKE TYSON TATTOOED On HIS FIST!!!


COMPTON, CA Rapper JAYCEON "THE GAME" TAYLOR recently got the face of Boxer MIKE "IRON MIKE" TYSON  his right fist!!!

HIP HOP WIRED says THE GAME said;
“Now when the judge ask me in court if I whooped 40 glock a$$ I can truthfully say no & blame it on @MikeTyson …. My right hand man lol…. S/O to @NikkoHurtado for another dope a$$ tattoo !!!!! #MikeTysonPunchOut #MUSINK”
What do YOU think???

HOLLA!!!

-CCG

ANS

ARAIANA MIYAMOTO Is FIRST BLACK WOMAN Crowned MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to 20-year-old SASEBO, NAGASAKI JAPAN-native ARIANA MIYAMOTO, who on Thursday, March 12, became the first BLACK WOMAN to be crowned MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN 2015 (MISS JAPAN 2015)!!!

As the winner of the MISS JAPAN title, she will represent her home country of JAPAN in the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT.

ARIANA MIYAMOTO was born in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, of a BLACK Father, JAPANESE Mother, and self-identifies as Japanese, because she is JAPANESE.

She is a Japanese citizen who grew up in Japan, and upon graduation from high school, moved to the UNITED STATES to attend college.

However, her historic victory is not without controversy in her homeland.

HAFU is a term used in Japan to describe someone of biracial ethnicity, i.e., HALF-JAPANESE.
It is because of this that many in Japan are of the opinion that their brand-spankin' new Miss Universe Japan 2015/Miss Japan 2015 in NOT JAPANESE ENOUGH to wear the crown, or to represent their country.

NBC NEWS  reports according to local media, even she was initially a little wary about entering the pageant because she was, HAFU.

MEGUMI NISHIKURA, Filmmaker and Co-Director of film, HAFU, said;
"The selection of Ariana Miyamoto as this year's Miss Universe Japan is a huge step forward in expanding the definition of what it means to be Japanese. The controversy that has erupted over her selection is a great opportunity for us Japanese to examine how far we have come from our self-perpetuated myth of homogeneity while at the same time it shows us how much further we have to go."        
According to the film, "Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan," 20,000 half-Japanese people are born in Japan each year, including both multiethnic and multiracial people.
 
HAFU Co-Director LARA PEREZ TAKAGI said;       
"In a country where the majority of fashion beauty magazines and TV shows are reigned by 'hāfu' models and actors. It was actually about time that a mixed-race Japanese girl won the Miss Universe pageant."
PEACE, LOVE, And CRAZY COOL GROOVY BLESSINGS to Ms. ARIANA MIYAMOTO - MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN 2015.

-CCG












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-CCG

V Man 2015

MICHEL'LE On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

Last week in NYC, COMPTON, CA-native Singer/Songwriter/R&B DIVAS: LA star MICHEL'LE was at the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with ANGELA YEE and DJ ENVY on THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!
 
During the interview, MICHEL'LE discussed her entry into the music industry and went into depth on her relationships with Producer/Rapper/Businessman ANDRE "DR. DRE" YOUNG and Producer/Record Label Executive MARION "SUGE" KNIGHT.
 
-CCG
 

2015 MARCH MADNESS On LARRY WILMORE!!!

Monday, March 16, LARRY WILMORE, host of COMEDY CENTRAL late night talkfest, The NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE, gave his perspective on 2015 SELECTION SUNDAY, the 2015 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT,  and the implications, ramifications, and complications that accompany the entire concept of MARCH MADNESS 2015!!!

In addition, LARRY introduced his 2015 MARCH MADNESS game feature, MARCH BADNESS: BRACKETSBALL DARE-O-RAMA 2015 - IT'S B*NER TIME.

-CCG





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