Paris Hilton is engaged. The Hilton heiress, DJ, business mogul , DJ and socialite, said "YES" is Aspen. Her long time boyfriend actor and model , Chris Zylka who recently tattooed her name on his arm and say she's the most magical place on earth. Paris gushes that he makes her feel like a Disney princess. Paris announced her engagement via Instagram with the caption [said Yas! ?????? So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life. My best friend & soulmate. Perfect for me in every way. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! You are my dream come true! Thank you for showing me that fairytales do exist.?] . Congrats to to the new couple. Now yes this is HOT!
John Fiorentino is the creator of Gravity. Gravity is a premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that harnesses the power of deep touch stimulation – a proven anxiety treatment– to gently distribute deep pressure across your body. This product is engineered to be 10% of your body weight, Gravity helps relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged. This increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels—improving your mood and promoting restful sleep at the same time. All without ever filling a prescription.
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50 Cent just premiered his "Still Think I'm Nothing" video on 50 Central. The new track is produced by Bongo By The Way . The 3:30 visual presented by G-Unit is directed by Eif Rivera. 50 and Jeremih always make hot collaborations. Watch the video and share it . This record is definitely for anyone that's been told they wouldn't be nothing but surpassed obstacles and made it. 50 Cent delivers tough verses with Jeremih's vocals on the hook . Get the record on iTunes and Spotify.
Wow! I cam across Che Lingo's "Black Girl Magic" video and I love the message the London based artist is conveying. His video showcases beautiful women. He is showing appreciation for melanin and even Nyangas Brown coconut oil. The video features German actress Sandra Lambeck and British model Naomi Kaji. The visual is directed by: Ché Lingo and Gerssis David . It's shot and edited by: Gerssis David. I think this is a refreshing song and the video is all about Black Girl Magic.
Tidal X Moschino show kicks off in Miami, FL December 7, 2017. Tidal is bringing you Grammy nominated artist Cardi B to perform. Previous Tidal X Moschino shows featured Jhene Aiko, Young Paris, Lil Yatchy , and Lil Uzi. If you can't make it to the concert, you can live stream it and party with Cardi to Bodak Yellow, No Limit, and more. No matter where you are. Moschino designer and creative director Jeremy Scott curated a special playlist to pregame to before the show.
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If you are a 80's or 90's baby you're going to love the Bumpoxx. Bumpboxx LLC. is combining the old school boomboxx with the new school blue-tooth mix. The California based company is providing consumers the latest in specialized personal home & outdoor audio equipment, perfect for any event or just chillin at home listening to some cool vibes. The company prides itself in providing the world Old School Swagger with a new school approach using the greatest in technology to provide you a quality sound. Here is little more about about their business and how hard they worked to bring the Bumpboxx brand public. .
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Entertainer and Young With Options leader Dappa released new track "Smile For A Smile " Ft Noel Scales. On the 2:27 track Dappa uses the time to address problems of the economy, battling oneself to continue dreaming despite life's hardships, family, skipping college, and wanting to be appreciated. Dappa and Noel's collaboration is an impressive mix. As the song says sometimes you have to tell yourself you'll be alright. Listen to "Smile For A Smlle".
Daymond John is relaunching his FUBU brand in collaboration with Puma. After 25 years, the FUBU brand is joining with the multinational company that designs athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories. Daymond John took to Instagram to announce his excitement about the historical #fubuxpuma collaboration.
If you are a fan of FUBU and Puma you'll definitely love this partnership. Both brands are influential in hip hop and fashion. Daymond advises that this limited collaboration will certainly sell out quick! Make sure you get anything you like before the sneaker heads snatch it all up and sell it for triple on eBay. For more info on the launch follow @fubuthecollection and @puma collaboration. Here are a few photos from the the upcoming launch in Spring.
Ed Sheeran released his new single " Perfect Duet" with Beyonce. The lovesome ballad is a refreshing cut that oozes romance and beauty. The two collaboratively wrote and performed the duet produced by Ed and Will Hicks. Mastering Engineers Stuart Hawks, Joe Rubel and acoustic guitarists Hammond Organ and John Tilley created a wonderful track. Tony Maserati mixed the song. Listen to the exclusive Tidal release and let me know what you think.
Raw energy, pure love, intelligence, realness, and gifted are just a few words that come to mind when you hear Iatia Love speak. A few weeks ago I saw Iatia Love rapping and filming a video. I wanted to know who he was. I introduced myself and he informed me he was shooting a freestyle video and gave me his Instagram @IatiaLove . I've been tuned into his grind ever since. His versatility and vivacity is tangible. Take the time to listen to his words and you'll hear his real and consistent message of love, his passionate spirit, and truthfulness . To sum it up he's on his Philly jawn you know thorough s***. Iatia is for sure an artist to keep your eyes on. His new project has no features, just hot story telling verses. His versatility is straight forward on songs like Illegal, Double Doors, Jermaine , and Fke Smilez . Whoa, DreamTeam 1& 2, Realside, spurs explosive amounts of motivation and drive. "One Night" has a stimulating smooth poetic vibe. Then there's track 10, #FreeLove and the title speaks for itself. So check out our interview below, watch the FreeLove documentary, and download and share #FreeLove.
When did music become apart of you ?
Iatia : Thanks for having me...The beginning. I was always drawn to music. My Grandmom used to play oldies that honestly used to get on my nerves, but later on I'd grow to realize the music I loved in rap came from sampling those songs. Then I grew a respect for all music.
How did it feel the first time you stepped in the studio?
Iatia: Accomplished. I just wanted more. I wanted to do more. I was instantly hooked. I didn't like my voice though. I felt like it wasn't distinctive or strong enough. I have a whole different voice today, though.
You live a vegan lifestyle. If hip hop was a vegan dish, what would it be and why?
Iatia: A big chaotic platter with random things everywhere on a big plate. Not neat. No method to the placement. Just the most streamed plate on the planet.
In your "Free Love " documentary you discussed wanting to make healing music, being conscious, and a gospel rapper. What does all this mean to you?
Iatia: I wanted to simplify my message as much as possible. Break it down like a fraction. At one time, I made music to be the best at making music. Now, I make music from the core of my being, for people who I think should hear it. It may look, or feel one way but look deeper. Feel deeper. It's a message in everything I touch. Listen to "RealSide" from #FREELOVE. I break it all down.
You give credit to God for your gift. A lot of people don't do that. What does your connection with God mean to you ?
Iatia : If it wasn't for Source, I'd have no opportunity to be who I Am. I Am just a vessel. I'm Holy. God Lives and speaks through me. I'm a tool for The Creator.
This powerful line "Don't run from your black, Overstand your image under attack". That bar might go over a lot of people's heads. What do you want the listeners to get from that?
Iatia: I tend to like things that are original. Things that are true to what the nature of said thing is. I don't want to see a tree attempt to be a dog. If your hair grows in tight spirals, and you want to straighten it, cool. Just know what it is. Do it because you think it's dope. Don't do things to fit societal norms, or what's fed to you as the "it" look. One thing about what's "it" is "it" changes constantly. The hot body type from the 60's is not the same as the 70's. 70's not like the 80's and so on. I'm seeing some of these less melanated women taking on every black feature, except skin tone.
Congrats on your release of your "Free Love" project and having your release event. What do you want the world to get from your message ?
Iatia : I want them to know who they are. Creators. I want them to know that we all have trials, and they are made to define you, not break you. I want them to connect with source and find the Oneness. Everything is Everything. Don't hide. Take it in stride.
You give back to the community and make sure young men have school supplies. How can people help?
Iatia: Join #teamLOVE aka 1Nation. The easiest way to support the children and community is to support the music and merch from IAtIA LoVE. This is not a business tactic. It just all ties in. What I get, I give. One day, I will have enough to have a big conference, invite press and donate the big check. Until then, I give as I get, with Love.
Which one of your songs mean the most to you ?
Iatia: Different ones in different ways. I'd say "RealSide" is the one record I'd play for a complete stranger who wanted to know what I'm about. With "Double Doors", the original lyrics, I cried writing. Almost cried laying it.
If you listen closely, you can hear it.
Name three things that represent the "RealSide" to you ?
Iatia : The RealSide is the projects across america. The RealSide is the people who do more with less, and create things that'll change the world, like Hip-Hop. The RealSide is that feeling you get when you do something that agrees with who you are, wholly. Thanks Again.
I attended his release event in Philly at Inkster on November 25,2017. All the Kreatives came out to support. Iatia performed different tracks from his new project. Everyone networked and had a good time partying and enjoying #FreeLove !
3DNATEE if you don't know her name , you should. This New Orleans boss has been putting in work in the studio for years gaining fans world wide. Her work has been featured on Billboard, BET, MTV, Complex, XXL and Playboy. I've watched her videos and found some of her stories relative. Her music hits you in your chest. She speaks clearly to young women about not staying in situations that can harm you , getting your own, checking a dude who is not treating you right, hustling, and she shares personal experiences of her life. 3DNATEE is coming at you straight real , no chaser.
She released her six part documentary with WAV . www.wav.media it's a series about how it is being an independent female rap artist, ghost writer, and film director handling her muthaphuvkjng business in New Orleans. The piece is called "UPTOWN BUTTERFLY" . You can watch by downloading the WAV app. Get her music, merch and see more videos on www.3dnatee.com
Cardi!! There is no doubt that Cardi B has conquered 2017. She released two mixtapes "Gangsta B****" volumes 1& 2 . She landed on the cover of Rolling Stone ,The Fader, Vibe , and New York Magazine. The regular smegular girl from the Bronx had a popping year ! She's racked up numerous awards and got engaged to her bae , Offset. Her multi - award winning single "Bodak Yellow" scored #1 on the charts and went three times platinum. The Cardi-lit track played on radios non stop and turned up the scene no matter where you were. She is currently in the process of releasing her debut album , but here's a few songs by Cardi B you should know .
"Never Give Up" Cardi B ft Josh X
"I see the pain in your eyes
And truth is, only the strong survive
And you still here, so from here you only gon' rise
Spread them wings so they can tell you how far you gonna fly "
Cardi B is telling her fans to not give up even through challenges. Cardi didn't have it easy growing up and she's not shy about it. She talks about her come up and how even though things get hard you can't quit. She didn't give up. She doesn't want you to either.
Not to mention, I did my tour and that shit was winnin'
Independent, the headline, award of feelin'
I thank the Lord every blessings that he is given
I love the fans, they fill me up with their ammunition
Cardi always takes time to thank her fans because they support her . She's BX at heart foreva . The beauty is proving people wrong. She's showing that despite her past you can make it . Some people took Cardi's music as a joke that she wasn't serious about it. However, she is and she's focusing on releasing her album and letting more people see her as an artist.
Like I'm worried 'bout my father stop cab driving
Before he turn sixty, and my mom stop being a cashier before she fifty like
That's why I'm working so hard out here
That's why I go so hard
Not for me, but for them though
You feel me?
If you watch Cardi's videos she always lets you know how much she loves her family. On this song she expresses how she wanted to make it so her parents didn't have to work and her sister Hennessy could go to school and follow her passions. She wants to do everything and keep going hard for her family.
Be selfish, be selfish, be selfish Withering away as I gaze at the sky looking at his face and all the pain it's caused me
I ask why
Didn't I love
Didn't I give you more than I ever gave myself
What do you wish cause that part of me no longer exist
This time I'm first, I'm picking me
I finally learned to be selfish
Cardi has a lot of popping songs, some for you to dance to , some to get you moving , and some you can vibe out to. This song "Selfish" is about not letting a guy take advantage of you, your emotions or time. Cardi is expressing sometimes you have to be selfish with yourself and put you first. Cardi is right!
You know Cardi B loves her nails on fleek ! So if Cardi B comes out with a nail polish line these are some of the names I thought of ! Big Ups to Cardi B ! Stay tuned for her album .
"The Rap Game" season 4 airs November 24, 2017. From executive producers Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri, the fourth season of “The Rap Game” brings you five young rappers competing for a spot on Jermaine Dupri's label So So Def.
You can catch rappers Da Brat, Bow Wow, DNA, K-Shine, & Blessed, human beat-boxer Doug E Fresh, celebrity drummer Tony Royster Jr., actress KeKe Palmer, singer Teyana Taylor, producers Zaytoven & Bryan Michael Cox, DJ Toomp and director Benny Boom, as they help guide the artists to victory. New episodes drop Fridays at 10/9c, only on Lifetime via Intuitive Entertainment . Congrats to Jermaine Dupri for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2018 nomination.
50 Central on BET is definitely on to something. Mogul 50 Cent is using his platform to bring laughs , shed light on new talent, and showcase fresh music videos. The new show produced by G-Unit Films stars Tristen Winger, Jasmine Brown, Kiya Roberts, Vince Swann, and Mark Harley. The comedic series show cases different skits, guest DJ's, comedians, pranks, music, and comedic segments. You are def in for some laughs and surprise guest . So tune into 50 Central Wedneday nights 10:30/9:30 C.
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Daymond John is a a business mogul and a man with a plan. Throughout the years Daymond has successfully execute multiple ways to make money and change the business world. From working in his teen years to building his brand FUBU to inspiring and giving life changing opportunities to entrepreneurs. You can learn a lot from Daymond and his message. He wants you to be inspired, increase your income, and make a difference in yourself and others. I remember having my first pair of Fubu boots in elementary school, they were denim and yellow. I liked them, they were different and comfortable.
Never did I think I'd be seeing the Fubu creator live in person at the Get Motivated Summit in my city, Philadelphia. To recently being selected to be apart of his Rise And Grind Ambassador program. Things really do come full circle. I plan to learn as much as I can and do more to follow my dreams.
Daymond's success despite hardships it's motivating. His new book "Rise And Grind" releases January 23, 2017. New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top. It might be convenient to believe that you can short-cut your way to the top, but the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, out-perform everyone around you. You've got to 'rise and grind' every day.
In the anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up-close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life, and ultimately fueled his success.
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If you've signed up for Daymon John's emails , you've probably received this message about regret,
Do you have any regrets?
I get asked this question often and it’s an important one. My answer is yes. I do have one regret in my life and it’s never having served my country. It’s true – that is my one big regret.
Regret can be a funny thing. Many people dwell heavily on their regrets and aren’t sure how to move forward. They are paralyzed by “what could have been” or “what should have been”. I’ve learned, though, to always channel those thoughts into actions. What can I do today? For me, it’s all about how I can serve, support and empower those I interact with daily – whether it’s on Shark Tank, in meetings, at conferences or on social media.
I may have never served my country as a member of the military, but I focus on doing everything I can to serve the communities I touch, near and far, by spreading the power of entrepreneurship. Now, I know being on a TV show in no way puts me on the same level as someone who has put their life on the line to protect their country. I’d have to be crazy to make that kind of comparison! But, I’ve recognized the unique platform and opportunity I have to make a difference and do my part. Through my consulting, speaking, books and curriculums, I’ve made it my mission to share advice, tools and resources to help all the aspiring entrepreneurs out there achieve their goals.
Sometimes life has a funny way of coming full circle, though. This summer, I teamed up with two organizations that do amazing work for veterans and active duty members, Bob Evans Farms and The Mission Continues. We kicked off the first ever Heroes to CEO’s contest and just this past month awarded 3 veteran entrepreneurs with a $25,000 grant. I also had the chance to sit down with each of them for a one-on- one mentoring session. I loved talking with these entrepreneurs. I think I learned just as much from these guys as they learned from me. They have unbelievable dedication and drive and they owe that to their time in the military.
Why am I sharing this with you, though? Today, I get to spend my time mentoring up-and- coming entrepreneurs and even supporting those who have dedicated themselves to our country. I owe a lot of that to the fact that I have never let regret hold me back. I learn from it and channeled those thoughts into action. I may regret that I never served my country, but I have turned that regret into an opportunity to do my part and give back.
As we head into November, I challenge you to take the time to acknowledge and learn from any regrets you may have. Let them drive you to rise and grind, to work harder than you did yesterday, and to support others along the way.
Have a great rest of your week and as always, think big.
Congratulations to Daymond John and all of the Rise And Grind Ambassadors
Photographer and M$$ x New Era Hat creator Melissa Forde launched her "Bajan Collection" of bucket hats and caps in August. The line includes floral styled colorful hats designed to add an artistic fashionable touch to your look . Singer Monica and BFF Rihanna have been spotted rocking the stylish fits. I think Melissa is bringing an artistic edge to the hat game . Her collaboration with the New Era Cap authentic head-wear with unfiltered style is super-dope and fresh.
She recently took to Instagram to announce her (The SAC Podcast: 3 Women, Thirty Minutes ) with Veronika Obeng and Laura Govan. For updates follow @mdollas11 and @thesacpodcast . Her hats are available at
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Inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometimes you just have to take the time to see it. These young ladies featured on this post are breaking barriers and changing the game and it's time to shout them out. So here are a few young ladies that are chasing their dreams and going hard for things they want.
Arielle Dunn is a 12 year old actress , voice over artist, dancer and creator of Arielle's A List Show. She has dreams of attending Harvard University. She's appeared in movies and shows on TV One , ID Channel, and NMAAHC. She's serious about her career as an entertainer and reporter and wants young people to continue to believe in themselves. I interviewed Arielle in 2015 and I'm continuously proud of her success. You can read the interview here and follow Arielle
Taylor Richardson is an inspiring astronaut and mentor. She gives back to her peers by reading to them and continuing to surpass norms. This young lady is featured on the cover of Scholastic and Aviation For Girls . She is on a mission and one day you'll here about her mission to space. Taylor has huge dreams and wants to inspire youth to get involved in STEM and learn as much as they can. My interview with Taylor is available(here) and you can follow @astrostarbright to keep up with her .
Celebrity Chef Simone Bridges loves to cook and inspire her peers. She recently made an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show to share her message and her "Goddess Baking Subscription Box." Her mission is to inspire young chefs to cook exquisite meals in a fun way. This young chef is winning and on the rise as a business owner and chef. You can follow@goddesfoodjax and visit her website for more information
Kala Baltasar is a skate boarder and she was recently featured in the Under Armour "She Plays To Win" campaign with other girl skateboarders.. Kala loves to skateboard and she's inspiring girls to get into the skate life. You definitely want to keep an eye out for Kala.
Little Miss Flint "Mari Copeny" is making a big difference . The future president has raised money for Flint , collected book bags and water for Flint Michigan and has met both presidents of the United States. Mari dreams of being president, and I believe one day she will be. Mari is passionate about raising awareness for Flint Michigan and the Flint Water Crisis. Mari is not giving up and she's stepped up to the plate to lead and motivate others to give back and help one another.
If you love Demi Lovato ? You're gonna love her a lot more. She recently announced " Demi Lovato Tour" with special guest DJ Khaled. Her critically acclaimed album "Tell Me You Love Me" , featuring the RIAA platinum Top 40 #1 smash "Sorry Not Sorry." Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and author, DJ Khaled had his tenth and most recent full-length album GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records] hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was certified RIAA Platinum with 1.1 billion streams of the album to date.
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the Demi Lovato tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Monday, October 30 at 10am local time until Thursday, November 2 at 10pm local time through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/.
To ensure fans gain access to tickets, Fan Registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates will be available here through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program. Additionally, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fabletics presales begin October 31. JBL and Ulta presales follow on November 1 along with a YouTube presale on November 2.Tickets for the Demi Lovato tour go on-sale to the general public beginning November 3 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
' Feb. 26 -- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 28 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
March 2 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
March 3 -- Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 4 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 7 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 9 -- Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 10 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
March 13 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
March 14 -- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
March 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
March 17 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
March 19 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
March 21 -- Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
March 24 -- Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
March 26 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
March 28 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 30 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 31 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
"Tell Me You Love Me" exploded to a #1 debut on the iTunes album chart in the U.S. and 36 territories around the world on the strength of "Sorry Not Sorry," one of the fastest-rising hits in Demi's career. Showcasing "one of the year's most unstoppable voices" (Entertainment Weekly), the track has logged over 350 million global streams, and over 200 million views for its unbridled house party video. Underscoring Tell Me You Love Me pop soulful flair, "Sorry Not Sorry" is joined in the Top 10 at Pop radio by "No Promises," Demi's collaboration with Cheat Codes.
Demi performed "Sorry Not Sorry" on NBC's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, ABC's Good Morning America, and the MTV VMAs. She followed up with release week appearances in support of Tell Me You Love Me on NBC Universal's Ellen, The Today Show, and MTV's TRL. On Ellen, Demi introduced her full-length official new documentary, Simply Complicated. The 78-minute film amassed more than 7 million views in the first week of release.
Tell Me You Love Me is Demi's first new album since 2015's Confident, the inaugural release on the Island/Safehouse/Hollywood label, featuring the massive global hit "Cool For the Summer," with over 290 million YouTube views to date. Rolling Stone described Confident as "the album she was born to make: a brassy, sleek, dynamic pop production that lets her powerful voice soar to new emotional highs." Her previous album, 2013's self-titled Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries worldwide.
Demi will join the lineup for the 2017 MTV EMAs extravaganza, live from London's SSE Arena in Wembley on November 12. Demi Lovato is one of the most influential names on social media, with an engaged combined following of over 145 million.
Official Website: www.demilovato.com
Recognizing Got Your 6’s longstanding alliance with the entertainment industry, the national veteran empowerment organization bolstered their coalition of Hollywood partners by welcoming American Heroes Channel (AHC), HISTORY, Lionsgate, Live Nation Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE!, National Geographic, and Valhalla Entertainment. These new additions to the Got Your 6 Entertainment Coalition further emphasize the non-profit’s mission of bridging the civilian-military divide by spreading awareness and fostering understanding about the contributions of our nation’s veterans. Celebrating its five year anniversary, Got Your 6’s Entertainment Coalition now totals 29 industry partners, which serve as the catalyst for the organization's message. The coalition leverages their worldwide audience via television, cinema, print, radio, stage, and social media to provide attention to the work that the campaign’s Veteran Empowerment Coalition is performing across the country. In addition, these companies provide strategic direction and resources critical to the campaign.
“At AHC, we believe that heroes make history, so we are especially proud to join the Got Your 6 Entertainment Coalition and their partners in celebrating the heroic men and women of the armed forces,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager, American Heroes Channel. “Our veterans and military members have gone above and beyond in service of our country, and we are greatly humbled to give them a national platform to share their powerful stories.”
"HISTORY® has a long-term commitment to supporting our nation’s military and highlighting the incredible contributions veterans make after their service in uniform,” said Rob Sharenow, President of Programming, A+E Networks. “Through our programming and our outreach initiatives, we are honored to join with Got Your 6 in amplifying the stories of veterans and military families, from the first heroes who served our nation through today's service men and women."
“As the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation Entertainment stands with Got Your 6 to empower and employ veterans,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “We are committed to supporting our troops and veterans however we can, from providing them with free tickets to enjoy concerts, to jump-starting a post-service career path in the music industry. Live music has an intrinsic ability to inspire and unite, and we are proud to see that working around music has the power to help vets reconnect to everyday life and their local communities.”
“National Geographic has a rich and trusted legacy of covering stories of war and the impact on people dating back to World War I. Looking at world events and the impact on people and culture is part of our DNA,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. “By partnering with Got Your 6, we’re continuing to remain true in telling these inspiring stories of the selfless heroism and bravery of U.S. soldiers in extraordinary and terrifying circumstances, delivering authentic experiences that no one has ever captured before.”
“Valhalla has a strong commitment to veterans and military families, and values their service to our nation. I have featured military veterans in many of my projects, from Aliens to Safe Passage and Armageddon in features, and on the TV series The Walking Dead, Hunters and Falling Water. We are incredibly excited to join Got Your 6,” said Valhalla Entertainment CEO Gale Anne Hurd.
The new entertainment industry partners include:
American Heroes Channel expands on the Military Channel’s promise to honor the great defenders of our freedom, while providing a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world and the trailblazers and unexpected advocates who made a difference. The Discovery brand expansion to American Heroes Channel features timeless stories in which a challenge appears - be it a situation or a villain - and a hero arises, exploring the compelling and uplifting true stories of the bold men and women who have distinguished themselves by their actions. For more information, visit ahctv.com.
HISTORY ®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Alone as well as the hit drama series SIX and Vikings. The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history. For more press information and photography, please visit us at press.aenetworks.com.
Lionsgate is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. For more information, visit lionsgate.com.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Each year, Live Nation welcomes 71 million fans to over 26,000 events in 40 countries. This unparalleled platform is powered by artists, fans, partners, and employees around the world working to create unforgettable music memories. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Marvel Universe LIVE! Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country with Marvel Universe LIVE!. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Marvel Universe LIVE! will travel throughout North America on a multi year tour, including stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and New York. After North America, the show will embark on an international tour in 2019. For a complete list of North American tour dates, locations and to purchase tickets, please visit the Marvel Universe LIVE! website.
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers… and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Valhalla Entertainment Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment has an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop new television and digital programs. Their current slate includes the eighth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which reigns as the most watched drama series in the coveted 18-49 demographic, as well as its companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, which was recently renewed for two seasons. In addition, Hurd serves as a Consulting Producer on Talking Dead, which is the second highest rated basic cable show on Sunday nights, behind only The Walking Dead. Her USA Network drama series, Falling Water, was renewed for a second season and is distributed internationally by Amazon. Valhalla’s newest series, LORE, based on the podcast phenomenon of the same name, is currently streaming on Amazon. In addition, Hurd successfully crowdfunded her third Native American documentary, MANKILLER, which chronicles the extraordinary life of the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. MANKILLER, which is currently screening in Film Festivals across the country, will air nationally on PBS in 2018. With 70 hours of television airing in 2017 alone, Valhalla Entertainment is one of the industry’s top content providers.
They join existing entertainment industry partners including 44 Blue Productions, A Smith & Co., ABC, A+E Networks, Creative Artists Agency, CBS, The Company (The Ebersol Lanigan Company), DreamWorks Animation SKG, eic, Endemol Shine North America, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Film 44, Fox, HBO, ICM Partners, MYX TV, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros., and WME.
About Got Your 6
Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to empower veterans. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. For more information, visit gotyour6.org.
It's officially November . This year went by so fast. So let's hit the refresh button and start anew . Singer , songwriter, and guitarist Ron Bultongez released his new single "New Cycle" . This song is about breaking a cycle and making a change for the better. This comes after the summer release of his debut project "Plano." Ron is fascinating artist to watch and listen to. His passion and love for music continuously pours through each release. So press play on his new single and visit www.ronbultongez.com .
I had the pleasure of interviewing Ron in May. You can listen to the interview (here).