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  • 02:00

    Paul Blackthorne // Ray Santiago // The Matthew Aaron Show

    in Entertainment

    Actor Paul Blackthorne (Arrow, Lipstick Jungle, The Dresden Files) & Actor Ray Santiago (Ash vs. Evil Dead, Meet The Fockers, Girlfight…) joins us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (10/28) as we broadcast live from Chicago starting at 5pm PT / 7pm CT.


    Paul makes a return appearance to discuss the all new fourth season of the hit CW series ARROW in which Paul co-stars as Detective Quentin Lance. Currently airing Wednesday's at 8 / 7 c.


    Ray will be with us to talk his role starring opposite Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless in the upcoming bloody new series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD which premieres on Starz Halloween night.

  • 00:37

    THE EASTSIDE BOYZ - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - WED, AUG 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm PST

    in Radio

    Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Lil Jon has also produced many hit urban singles. From 2003 to 2005, while still with The East Side Boyz, Lil Jon produced hits like "Salt Shaker" by Ying Yang Twins, "Yeah!" by Usher, "Freek-a-Leek" by Petey Pablo, "Shorty Wanna Ride" by Young Buck, "Shake That Monkey" by Too Short, "Let's Go" by Trick Daddy, "Girlfight" by Brooke Valentine, "Presidential" by YoungBloodZ. Lil Jon entered the San Francisco Bay Area hyphy music scene in 2006 with his collaborations with Bay Area rapper E-40: Lil Jon produced E-40's single "Tell Me When To Go" and had E-40 and Atlanta rapper, Sean P of the YoungBloodZ, on his own "Snap Yo Fingers". 


    MTV News reported in March 2008 that Crunk Rock was taking more time to complete than Lil Jon already planned.[9] As part of TVT Records' 2008 bankruptcy auction, Lil Jon withdrew his multi-million dollar objection to the TVT sale proceedings and agreed to TVT's transfer of his artist agreement to The Orchard. In return, The Orchard released Lil Jon from all future obligations and returned the rights to the master recordings of Crunk Rock. Crunk Rock was finally released on June 8, 2010 and it features artists such as LMFAO, Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins, Waka Flocka Flame, R. Kelly, and many more. In March 2011, Lil Jon took part in the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC and was eliminated in the Final Four.  In July 2011, in a recent interview has said that he is working on a new studio album called Party Animal and has released a song with LMFAO called "Drink", which was used in the trailer for the film The World's End. In 2013, Lil Jon partnered with Zumba Fitness to create a new nightclub tour titled "Zumba Nightclub Series". For Zumba Fitness, he released a new song called "Work"

  • 00:53

    Episode 1: Pilot

    in Technology

    In the pilot episode of our new podcast, Gaming With the Moms, Nicole Tanner (of the beloved podcast Girlfight & Pixelkin’s managing editor) rounds up Pixelkin staffers to talk about video game news of interest to moms…and dads, and sons, and daughters. We’ve got you covered, people!
    We also discuss a study that indicates gamers might have better visual memory capabilities than non-gamers, as well as how best to keep kids safe in the world of online gaming.
    Find the show notes here!

  • 02:02

    New Grindhouse Mashup, Courtesy of Afronerd Radio Airs Saturday @6pm EST!

    in Politics Conservative

    It's amazing that there's only 47 days, 20 hours and 40 minutes as we're draft this episode description until Avengers 2 hits the theaters, but who's counting?  Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Mashup where the worlds of geekdom/blerdom, politics and current events collide and more importantly, the "uncanny" Daryll B. sits in for the show's entirety. The topics scheduled to be atomized are: Playstation's Powers TV series hit the net and the ubiquitous game consoles last week and we give our impressions; our thoughts about DMG Entertainment purchasing the film rights to Valiant Comics' intellectual properties; just what is all the hoopla over the Apple watch and can anyone below the late Steve Jobs' pay grade afford it?;  a few geek incidentals to chop up (TV's Supergirl costume, Preacher casting, SHIELD, Arrow and Flash predictions, Fish Mooney exits Gotham, the Daredevil Kingpin centric trailer) ; Dburt plays devil's advocate (shocker!) regarding credit scores being used for screening job applicants; Chappie and Focus reviews; Univision host compares FLOTUS to a character in the Planet of the Apes (wow); in more #BlackLivesMatterOnlyWhenWhitesAreInvolved news-a young Oakland mother is gunned down while trying to shield her kids from gunfire and lastly, #BLACKBUFFOONERYTRUMPSWHITECRIMINALITY-Dburt notices that the NY Daily News provided a front page spread for a brutal Black girlfight in a Brooklyn McDonalds but the Mafisoso 55 kilo drug bust story was relegated to a small mention on page 10! (continue watching Empire at your own peril, folks).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.   

  • 01:01

    Jackie Kallen and Knockout Boxing Films

    in Movies

    Jackie Kallen stops by to discuss favorite boxing movies as well as her experience as the first U.S. female boxing manager. Kallen was the inspiration for the main character in Against the Ropes, starring Meg Ryan, Tony Shalhoub and Omar Epps. Adding to the fun, BTR hosts Wacko Bob, Chuck Skull and Chris Dinkins plan to call in and share their picks for "best boxing films." 


    With so many exciting movies about boxing available now, it will be interesting to see which motion pictures these four guests will pick as the cream of the crop. Amond the contenders are such films as Ali, The Boxer, Cinderella Man, The Fighter, Girlfight, Hard Times, The Hurricane, Million Dollar Baby, Raging Bull, Resurrecting the Champ, Rocky and Someone Up There Likes Me.    

  • 01:01

    R&B Singer Brooke Valentine

    in Entertainment

    Tune in to a special edition of That's Entertainment as I interview R&B singer and songwriter, Brooke Valentine.   Brooke first arrived on the scene in 2005 when her hit song, "Girlfight," feat. Lil Jon and Big Boi from Outkast, helped propel album sales of her debut album, "Chain Letter" to 2.5 million copies worldwide.  After a 7 yr break from her second album, "Physical Education," Brooke decided to come back to the music scene in full force.  Her latest singles, "Rub It In" is currently on her new CD, "Forever" which will be release in June 2013 and "Don't Wanna Be In Love" from her mixed-tape "Love Letter," a collection of beautiful ballads on her website which she release for her fans on Valentine's Day, to say thank you for their appreciation and support.  Join me on Wednesday, April 17 at 1pm ET as I talk with the talented Brooke Valentine.      

  • 03:03

    B.W.D With: Brooke Valentine + Meelah (702) + The 8thGraders

    in Music

     
    In 2005, fans and critics alike were enthralled by music sensation Brooke Valentine. It was her dynamic single, “Girlfight,” featuring Lil Jon and Big Boi, taken from her debut full-length project, Chain Letter (Virgin Records), that helped propel album sales to 300,000 copies worldwide. Now, she is back —with a new focus, a higher sense of purpose, and most of all, exciting new music!
     
    Brooke Valentine is ecstatic about the release of her long-awaited album Forever (Subliminal Ent/Universal) and its upbeat title track single, called "Forever"—her first collection of all-new material in four years. The album is a celebration of life, family, and Valentine’s new-found freedom. She does not completely shed her sexy and fun-girl image, but the tragic loss of a family member, a complicated pregnancy, raising a special needs son, and a long battle to be released from Virgin Records certainly have affected her perspective.
     
    “A lot of fans have been asking where I have been,” she says, referring to her extended hiatus from the music business. “You know, I’ve been singing since I was 12 years-old; so by the time songs like ‘Girlfight’ and the Chain Letter album hit, I’d been doing this for quite a while. In this world, you just can’t have all career and no balance.  I gave birth to my son London, who I love and adore. He requires a bit more attention than what the average parent has to give to a child. I’d been fighting to be released from the deal with Virgin Records. I was no longer in love with the industry and with the politics that go with it. I needed a break. I needed to live life. But I want my fans to know, though, that I never fell out of love with mus

  • 01:29

    Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with 1st AD Curtis Smith Pt 4

    in Film

    Curtis A. Smith, 1st AD Pt 4  landed an internship on the feature film Marriage Material, directed by Jody Poldolsky. The film starred Leslie Ann Warren, James Rebhorn, Alanna Ubach & Michael Silver. Curtis was offered a paid Set Production Assistant position on Out of Sight, directed by Stephen Soderberg, starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez & Ving Rhames. Then came Cherry, starring Shalom Harlow & Jake Webber.  In 2000, Curtis worked on Girlfight, the Sundance winner produced by Jonathan Sayles and starring Michelle Rodiguez. He went on to work on Pootie Tang directed by Louis CK and featuring Chris Rock, XX/XY which starred Mark Ruffalo and Robot Stories by award-winning director Greg Pak. The Orphan King with Chris Evans and Bill Pullman. The Tripper, which was actor David Arquette’s directing debut, which also starred Thomas Jane, Paul Ruebens and Lukas Haas. Curtis also teamed up recording artist Fred Durst for his award-winning film The Education of Charlie Banks. Philip Seymour Hoffman for his film directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. Starring Himself. Dustin Lance Black for his directorial debut as well What’s Wrong With Virginia. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

  • 01:28

    Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats with 1st AD Curtis Smith Pt 3

    in Film

     
    Curtis A. Smith, 1st AD Pt3  landed an internship on the feature film Marriage Material, directed by Jody Poldolsky. The film starred Leslie Ann Warren, James Rebhorn, Alanna Ubach & Michael Silver. Curtis was offered a paid Set Production Assistant position on Out of Sight, directed by Stephen Soderberg, starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez & Ving Rhames. Then came Cherry, starring Shalom Harlow & Jake Webber.  In 2000, Curtis worked on Girlfight, the Sundance winner produced by Jonathan Sayles and starring Michelle Rodiguez. He went on to work on Pootie Tang directed by Louis CK and featuring Chris Rock, XX/XY which starred Mark Ruffalo and Robot Stories by award-winning director Greg Pak. The Orphan King with Chris Evans and Bill Pullman. The Tripper, which was actor David Arquette’s directing debut, which also starred Thomas Jane, Paul Ruebens and Lukas Haas. Curtis also teamed up recording artist Fred Durst for his award-winning film The Education of Charlie Banks. Philip Seymour Hoffman for his film directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. Starring Himself. Dustin Lance Black for his directorial debut as well What’s Wrong With Virginia. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

  • 01:19

    Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with director Robert Smithline

    in Film

     
    Robert Smitline writer director, is a graduate of Hofstra University in 2001, Robert majored in Film Studies and Production, and minored in Creative Writing. In 2001, he won the “First Runner-Up” and “Editing Award” for his film, Get the Hell Out of Heaven. In 2002, the film eventually went on to premiere at the Back East Picture Showin Hoboken and was also screened at the “Long Island International Film Expo” film festival. Robert also wrote a one-act play called “Trust Us”, for which he won the coveted“ Harold and Marilyn Cohen Award." After graduating, Robert spent time working as a production assistant on various productions in New York City, such as Girlfight 2000, Never Again 2001, Robot Stories 2001, and Knots 2002. He has also worked on various commercials with Ridley Scott’s Associates, RSA NY. Robert then devoted his attention to writing and directing his own independent 23-minute short film, Escape from the Night. It premiered at the Cape May Film Festival in 2003 and was also screened at the Long Island Film Festival in 2004. Later that year, Escape from the Night was the co-winner of the “Best Short Film” at the Telluride Indiefest, which played alongside the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. Robert’s most recent project is Trust Us. Based on his award-winning one-act play, Robert has adapted it into a feature-length screenplay that is currently in development. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com

  • 00:22

    Kimberly Cole

    in Entertainment

    A rising star on the pop/dance music scene, Kimberly Cole is releasing her first ever DJ collaboration with international DJ/producer/remixer, Eddie Amador titled, “Arrow Through My Heart” on August 2, 2011.  This anthemic tune is pure dance pop with a hint of dubstep and also features up and coming artist, Garza.   Having opened for acts like Katy Perry, LMFAO and Shiny Toy Guns, Cole is beginning to make her mark as a headliner.
     
    Kimberly Cole is still making waves with her single “Smack You,” which Seventeen Magazine calls an “incredibly addictive dance-pop tune.”  The title track off her debut album, Bad Girls Club (Oxygen Media/iTunes), “Smack You” is a girlfight-themed song about standing up for yourself, which Cole dedicates to “anyone who has ever been a victim of bullying.”  The edgy, upbeat song is getting Top 40 radio and mix show adds across the U.S. and broke the Top 5 on the Billboard Dance Chart.  The video has a Tarantino-inspired Kill Bill-style fight club theme.  “Smack You” was featured on the fifth and sixth season of the Oxygen reality show “The Bad Girls Club,” a collaboration which led the network to support the release of her first full-length album.