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The Wedding Ringer: Tips, Unforgettable Moments & Memes of 2014

January 6th, 2015 by Christen

This post was sponsored by Sony through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about The Wedding Ringer, all opinions are my own.

Everyone loves weddings, it’s one of those joyous occasions that create cherished memories for the Bride, Groom, family and friends forever! Weddings are steeped in tradition – no matter whom you are or where you live. Plenty of brides and grooms search for ways to make their special day as unique and special as they are. No matter if you’re the bride, groom or the best man, here’s a few ways (inspired by the new movie – The Wedding Ringerthat will help you put your own special spin on your upcoming special day and make it truly unforgettable below.

 

A guest book you’ll actually use. Signing the guest book is one of the most common traditions found at weddings (you’ve probably signed a few in your lifetime.) Break from tradition by creating a guest book you’ll actually use for years to come. Find a great coffee table book that interests both the bride and groom and claim it as your guest book! Your wedding guests can sign their names in the margins and afterwards you’ll be left with a functional guest book to display for visitors and friends for a long time.

 

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Looking to create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience? Whether you host a reception indoors or out, its all about the dance! You can rent a dance floor from a local rental facility and dance underneath the stars or choreograph an epic dance routine that will live on forever! Check out this hilarious first dance video starring the groom and his best men below.

 


Treasure the memories. Get your guests involved in the event by placing blank cards and pens at each seat location. Ask your guests to write about their favorite memory of you and/or your spouse. Collect all of these cards and turn them into a scrapbook for a treasured keepsake. Don’t forget that photos make the best treasured memories.  You can also practice your best photobomb and create your special “fake”moments with your best man (just like in the movie) with weddingringerphotobomb.com.

 

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Remix The Menu. Ditch the chocolate fountains and opt for unique snack options you can include in your special day. If you’re getting married in the blistering heat, rent a snow cone machine to offer your guests some sweet relief. If you and your spouse are big movie buffs or your wedding has a Hollywood theme, rent a popcorn machine to complete the look. For more foodie ideas you’ll love, from the family dinner to the reception check out the trailer for The Wedding Ringer below:

 


Synopsis: Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

 The Wedding Ringer hits theaters nationwide January 16th 2015.

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Movie Giveaway: ‘Ride Along’ Starring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Prize Pack

January 9th, 2014 by Lifestyle Staff

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man.  When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case.  Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.

 

For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter).  When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.

 

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Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee.  But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.

John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story.  Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam).

 

 

 

 

The prizes up for grabs in an all-in-one-package are a $25 gas gift card and a Ride Along T-Shirt, air freshener, and beanie. The merchandise is depicted in the image below:

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To enter and win, sign in below. The more ways you enter, the higher chance you have of winning!

Contest is open to United States residents now through January 17.

Ride Along in theaters January 17th

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The Best Man Holiday Hits Theaters Soon With Sexting, Drama and More!

November 14th, 2013 by Christen

 

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Fifteen years later, Lance, Harper, Jordan, Shelby and the entire gang is back together for an unforgettable holiday that fans soon won’t forget.  Starring an all-star cast including, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and more, the sequel revisits our favorite friends & the very different paths that has brought them back together for the holiday season.  The Best Man Holiday hits theaters Friday – but thanks to Universal pictures, I got the chance to check out the highly anticipated sequel earlier this week as part of The Best Man Holiday Girlfriends Night Out campaign. I even scored a super cute Best Man Holiday gift set includes a super luxe throw blanket, “The Best Man Holiday” soundtrack, the original “The Best Man” on DVD & cute tees for my girls!

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If you loved The Best Man years ago, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy the entire gang reunited for The Best Man Holiday.  Without giving too much away, let’s just say that that you’ll laugh, cry and be so emotionally invested in the film that you may just consider naming your future kid after one of characters. Let’s face it – they’re real-life friends in our heads anyways! Everything from love, friendships, kids and sexting is covered in the film and NOTHING is off – limits!

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below.

 

Make sure to grab your girlfriends & go support this amazing film in theaters this weekend!

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Disclosure:  This post was compensated in part by Universal pictures – all thoughts and opinions included are my own.

 

Kevin Hart Explains Social Media, Box Office Success & Technology With Verizon

July 9th, 2013 by Christen

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With one of the biggest summer comedy movies of the summer, Kevin Hart celebrated Essence Music Festival this weekend with Verizon Wireless.  Joining a weekend cast of celebrity Verizon wireless customers which includes Chrisette Michelle, Laz Alonzo, Jill Scott, Marvin Sapp & Will Packer – each had a unique story and perspective about their love for social media, technology and the Power of Verizon Wireless.  

Kevin tweeted:

We are making history!!!! #LetMeExplain I just cried tears of f*cking JOY!!!! I have the #1 comedy concert film opening of ALL-TIME!!! WOW

This is why I work so f*cking hard….this moment is what I’ve been dreaming about!!! Thank you god & thank you fans!!! I love y’all 4 this

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Kevin Hart Explains

Over the weekend, Kevin Hart’s film, Let Me Explain, had an extra impressive opening, taking in over $17 millions dollars!  And because the film only cost Kevin’s HartBeat Productions and CodeBlack Films $2.5 million to produce (the film was distributed by Lionsgate), you can see why everybody’s favorite funny man is laughing all the way to the bank!  Hart discussed his love for technology, supporting fellow actors & himself as a businessman below.

Movie Giveaway: The Hangover Part III Prize Pack

May 16th, 2013 by Christen

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In celebration of the release of The Hangover III, in theaters on May 23rd, DivasandDorks.com and Warner Bros. are teaming up for exclusive giveaway.

It’s been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he’d been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug- dealing mobsters in Bangkok.  The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given in to his natural impulses in a big way-which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment-until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.  And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step. This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.]]

One way or another…it all ends here.

 

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One lucky winner will be gifted with Hangover III prize pack including Duffel Bag,Toiletry “The Hangover 3 “Bag with Antiseptic Swabs, Aspirin, Lip Balm, Mints in Tin and Band-Aids,  Alternate Apparel Henley, iPhone Case Bottle Opener, Next Level Ladies’ “The End.” Oatmeal V-Neck, The Hangover 3 Drink Tumbler, The Hangover 3 Foam/Mesh Trucker Hat, Aviator Sunglasses and Hangover Hollywood movie money, (which admits two movie patrons to see The Hangover III). 

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To Win:
1. Be sure to follow DivasAndDorks on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

2. Watch The Hangover III’s trailer below and answer the question, how much money does Mr. Chow steal from Marshall?” (answer in the comments section below)

3. TWEET “I’m ready to see @TheHangover III With @DivasandDorks – Enter to win today! ”

 

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Movie Monday Giveaway: ‘The Great Gatsby’

May 6th, 2013 by Christen

 
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The glamour, intrigue and drama filled within one of the greatest american novels has come to the big screen and we’ve got your front row tickets to the show.  In celebration of the release of The Great Gatsby, slated to hit theaters on May 10th, DivasandDorks.com and Warner Bros. are teaming up for exclusive giveaway in honor of the theatrical release surrounding the story of Jay Gatsby.

“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Upon meeting the mysterious, party-giving millionaire, JayGatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Nick bears witness to a world of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy in this great american novel translation for the big screen.

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Two lucky winners will win a The Great Gatsby Essential Party Grand Prize and runner up prize pack including a limited edition men’s & women’s t-shirt, Gatsby Beach towel, (2) Champagne glasses, (2) Whisky Glasses, Gatsby beach ball, Gatsby beach tote, movie poster, and The Great Gatsby Hollywood movie money, (which admits two movie patrons to see The Great Gatsby movie). (Total Value $221)

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To Win:
1. Be sure to follow DivasAndDorks on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

2. Unscramble the letters to reveal the film director of THE GREAT GATSBY – ZBA UNRNHMLA (answer in the comments section below)

 

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GIVEAWAY: 42 The Story Of An American Legend

April 2nd, 2013 by Christen

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Finally the legendary JACKIE ROBINSON‘s historic rise to fame has been chronicled through the Warner Bros film, 42.

In celebration of the release of 42, slated to hit theaters on April 12th, DivasandDorks.com and Warner Bros. are teaming up for exclusive giveaway in honor of the theatrical release surrounding the story of the great Jackie Robinson.  As the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson’s brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

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42 movie giveaway

Two lucky winners will be gifted with a limited edition t-shirt42 rally towel, water bottle, seat cushion, baseball, all purpose thermal cooler, base cap, lapel pin and 42 Hollywood movie money, (which admits two movie patrons to see 42). (Total Value $111)

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To Win:
1. Be sure to follow DivasAndDorks on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

2. Watch 42‘s trailer below and finish this line from the film, “I want a player who has the guts to…(answer in the comments section below)

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SXSW Film: ’12 O’Clock Boys’ – A Boy, His Bike And The Streets Of Baltimore

March 18th, 2013 by Christen

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If you’ve ever been a fan of the gritty HBO series ‘The Wire’ then you’re familiar with how colorful the portrayals of Baltimore characters can be.  A man, woman or child can easily stand out in a crowd based on their unique dialect, hairstyle or and even preference in attire.  On March 10th, during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas – an oddly attractive story about a boy, his bike and the streets of Baltimore premiered entitled ’12 O’Clock Boys’ – and left audiences intrigued with a young boy from West Baltimore they would have otherwise unknown.

Directed by Lotfy Nathan, ’12 O’Clock’ boys follows the growing dangerous pastime of dirt bike gangs in the inner cities (specifically Baltimore, MD).

“I was attending college in Baltimore and would see the dirt bike pack zoom by once in a while. Neither I nor anyone else in the protected bubble I was living in knew what they were about. I asked around and found that they congregated at Druid Hill Park on Sundays. I went there not knowing what to expect, but found that the riders were very receptive. I made some friends and went from there. Within about a year I was able to get in position to capture some very dynamic action coverage of the riders, thanks to a faction of the group called the WOWBOYZ, who I approached through YouTube after seeing how well they were able to keep up with the pack. They were veterans of the group, and they knew how to negotiate the chaos of following the group. In 2010 I met Pug and knew immediately that there was something very telling in his character, a young boy on the cusp of joining the group.”

 

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Synopsis:  The story follows Pug, a thirteen year old boy living on a dangerous Westside block of Baltimore, who has one goal in mind: to join the 12 O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. Pug looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle and deep bonds. He narrates their world as if explaining a dreamscape—an action-packed world full of power and freedom. The film captures this world with unprecedented intimacy as the riders themselves guide us into a culture few get to access. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy’s life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the United States.

 

 

If you were lucky to grow up in Inner City, USA – you’ll undoubtedly find familiarities scattered throughout the documentary that’ll leave you attached to several key characters in the film.  Watching Pug grow in just the span of a few years from a young child to a pre-teen left audiences wondering, “What’s Pug up to now?”.  Hopefully director Lotfy Nathan will create a follow up documentary that’ll keep us up to date with Pug, Coco and the 12 O’Clock boys.

For more on the documentary and the director, visit 12OClockboys.com 

Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett Star in Lifetime’s Betty and Coretta

January 22nd, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

It is said that behind every great man there is a strong woman. Whether behind, beside, or in front- there is an undeniably strong support system nearby to carry him through. As evident in the case of our president of the United States, First Lady Michelle Obama shows us that it takes tons of strength and courage to fill those shoes. Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz were those women for Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. Lifetime has finally decided to tell how they kept the dream alive in Betty & Coretta.

 

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The film, airing February 2, will take a look at these two women, their support groups, and the courage and strength they displayed during the Civil Rights Movement. Both women continued the fight that their husbands began after they were assassinated.

 

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From the official Betty & Coretta website:

“Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, “Betty & Coretta” tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre). When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.”

 

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Betty & Coretta is executive produced by Larry Sanitsky (Lifetime’s America), Mary J. Blige, Kendu Isaacs, Jaha Johnson and Polly Anthony (Archie’s Final Project). Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) directed it from a teleplay by Shem Bitterman (Halloween 5) and Ron Hutchinson (The Josephine Baker Story). The actual story is written by Ron Hutchinson and Shem Bitterman. With such names behind the scenes, this is sure to be one of Lifetime’s best!

The Lifetime production is set to premiere Saturday, February 2nd at 8 pm EST.

Weekend At The Movies: Django’s Controversy, Love It Or Hate It?

January 4th, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

The new movie, Django, directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Samuel L Jackson is a story about a freed slave turned bounty hunter who then sets out to free his wife from a plantation. The movie has already been considered quite a controversy of 2012, which comes as no surprise because of the director’s reputation for pushing the envelope- but should we love it or hate it? Here are few reasons as to why the movie created such a controversy and some questions you should ask yourself.

 

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Historical Setting

Django is set before the civil war, thus slavery is the essential element for the plot. For many people, slavery is a sensitive historical period where unresolved racial issues continue to linger among society. In the movie Tarantino exposes a perspective of slavery that magnifies the negative treatment among slaves. When will people ever be happy to see one slave spit on another when the issue is still painful to acknowledge? Director Spike Lee called its depiction of slavery, “disrespectful”. However, some people recognize his perspective as something different and innovative where it is to be appreciated for its creativity.

 

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Comedy and Violence

A romantic drama and gruesome comedy all at the same time; this movie illustrates the diversity of elements a story can have without being one dimensional. One scene was passionate, another gory, while another scene was painfully hilarious. The picture below was captured during a scene where the main character, Django, was allowed an opportunity to choose what he wanted to wear for bounty hunting. Django chooses something so obviously ridiculous which was hilarious, but the irony was that in the same outfit Django killed two people, whipping one prior to their death. Some people find it entertaining while others feel it has no moral relevance, additionally slavery nor murder is a laughing matter. Are these people just too sensitive? Can’t violence and comedy be used to expose the truth of history?

 

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Chained or Unchained?

The character Django was perceived as a super hero in this movie; a black man killing white slave owners. This definitely identifies an obvious difference between the antagonist and protagonist, but was this super hero chained or unchained? Often times in movies, racial issues intensify when it isn’t clear who is helping who and for what reasons. Django became a freed slave turned bounty hunter only with the help of Dr. Schultz played by Christopher Waltz who wanted money and criminals. Is it safe to say that this hero was indeed chained during this movie because his authority was only allowed after the saving grace of a white man?

 

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The Use of the ‘N-Word’

Along with the controversy of the movie, there should be no surprise that Tarantino exposed such enormous use of the N-word due to usage in his movies prior to this one. As this was highly criticized, apparently the relevance doesn’t excuse the use for many people. Should slander be allowed in any Hollywood movies? In an interview with MTV and Trantino, his side of the argument is summarized in one word: History. Check it out here.

 

Whether you loved the movie or not, this is definitely a must-see. So check it out, consider these questions and decide for yourself. Let us know your thoughts on this controversial film below…

 

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