The Pulse of Entertainment:
In Warner Bros' Paddington 2 Home is Where the Love Is
Bros' presents the second installment of the Paddington Bear saga with Paddington 2 starring Ben Wishaw as the voice of Paddington
Brown. The live-action comedy is based on the best-selling book by Michael Bond first published in 1958 with illustrations
by Peggy Fortnum. The bear will become a live again in Paddington 2 arriving in theatres January 12, 2018. The British resident
continues his adventures in London with the Brown family in tow. He decides it is his goal in life to get
his Aunt Lucy a special present from London for her 100th birthday - a place she was on her way to visit before she ran into
the orphaned Paddington and decided it was her duty to raise him. He finds the perfect present, an antique book that has pop-up
pages of historical landmarks in London. Paddington tries to work for the money to buy the book but not before a self-centered
local celebrity steals the book because he believes it is a treasure map. Paddington is a witness to the crime and is in hot
pursuit. It seems Paddington is discovered by the police running from the crime scene so now they believe its Paddington who's
the theft. This is where the new adventures of Paddington begin. Emmy winner Imelda Staunton (That Girl)
is the voice of bear Aunt Lucy and the Brown family consists of Emmy winner Hugh Bonneville ("Downtown Abby") as
father Henry Brown, Oscar nominated Sally Hawkins (Paddington) as mother Mary Brown, Madeleine Harris (Paddington) as sister
Judy Brown and Samuel Joslin as brother Jonathan Brown. The Brown family adores Paddington as well as everyone else in the
London neighborhood. In Paddington 2 the happy go-lucky bear discovers...Read
the full January 12, 2017 column...>
Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran To Present
at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(Los Angeles, CA) - Halle
Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran will be presenters at the 24th Annual Screen Actors
Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by
Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Grammy and Stellar Award winner Brent Jones to Record Live Album
in Waco, Texas Saturday, February 10, 2018
CA) - Riding high on the success of his smash hit "He Rose",
JDI Records presents Grammy and Stellar Award winner Brent Jones in a Live Recording Session on Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at
the Victorious Life Church in Waco, TX (doors open at 5:00 pm & live recording starts at 6:00 pm). Jones will be backed
by the 60 voice-strong Waco Community Choir. The "Brent Jones' Live Recording" is one of the top Gospel events of
the year. Renowned for his classics "He Rose", "Don't Wait Till Midnight" (featuring Coko from the Gramm
winning R&B group SWV), "Cry Holy" & the Urban AC smash "Goodtime", which topped Billboard for
47+ weeks, JDI Records artist Brent Jones is a Gospel living legend.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Diamond selling CeCe Winans.
Pulse of Entertainment covered the red carpet arrivals for the 2017 First Ladies High Tea a the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood,
California, where First Ladies of the church, such as 10X Grammy winner CeCe Winans (Nashille Life Church), were Honored.
Watch the red carpet interviews with CeCe Winans and more below!
of THE WEEK
"MORE THAN A FRACTION BOOK TOUR AT
ENOCH PRATT LIBRARY"
(Baltimore, MD) - Save the
date Thursday, April 26, 2018 because higher education specialist Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs' "More Than a Fraction"
Book Tour continues in 2018 with a stop at the Enoch Pratt Library (400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201). The book presentation
will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the African American Department of the free library located in downtown Baltimore. Dr. Hobbs'
book presentation/signing was recently held at a standing room only crowd at Virginia Tech as a lecture entitled "Discovering
My Enslaved Ancestors at Smithfield Plantation". "More Than a Fraction" is a creative non-fiction account of
her enslaved ancestors, the Fractions, at the Smithfield plantation in Virginia.
In her presentation Dr. Moseley-Hobbs tells the audience about how her ancestry search began, which
led her to the Smithfield plantation in Virginia where the Fractions were enslaved, as well as the story of how her ancestors
rejected slavery and narrates their journey to both physical and economical freedom. She discovered that the foundation that
oversees the plantation was looking for relatives of the Fractions and at that meeting of the two led to Dr. Moseley-Hobbs
being appointed to serve on the Smithfield Foundation's Board of Trustees. This experience inspired her to publish "More
Than a Fraction: Based on a True Story." In the "More Than a Fraction" presentation she ends it with a powerful
visual - connecting the culture of her ancestors' African origins with today's African American culture.
One faculty member at the Virginia Tech presentation was heard saying, "I have
attended many lectures and this has been the best so far."
ancestors, it was discovered, were fairly well documented and noted in records of the time (something not common for enslaved
individuals). This was the reason why the foundation was looking for desendants of the Fractions. What is thought to have
been the Fractions' home is still on the grounds located next to the "main" house of Robert Preston, former owner
of the Fractions. Robert was the younger brother of the last owner of the Smithfield plantation William Ballard Preston, a
Virginia lawyer who was a former Senator and Secretary of the Navy. It was also discovered that one of the Fractions named
Virginia, who was called Aunt Ginny by the Preston family is buried in the Smithfield cemetery along with the rest of the
Preston family (another rare occurrence). Ginny's brother Thomas Fraction was so respected as a freedman that he was noted
by a local newspaper in Salem, Virginia as being a "well known colored man" when he passed away.
Thomas Fraction was Dr. Moseley-Hobbs' 3x great grandfather. He served in the Civil
War, along with his younger brother Othello Fraction and his older brother Oscar Fraction. "More Than a Fraction"
creatively tells the story of the enslaved Fraction family before, during and after the Civil War.
Than a Fraction" Book Tour at Enoch Pratt Library is sponsored in part by Times Community Services, the foundation of
The Baltimore Times that seek to education young underprivileged minds via digital technology. For more information about
the Baltimore Enoch Pratt Library's Thursday, April 26, 2018 "More Than a Fraction" book signing at 6:30 p.m. in
the African-American Department visit www.ImaginationLunchbox.com or www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central/. You can also
reach out to Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs at ImaginationLunchbox@Gmail.com or FreeAssocPRSA3@aol.com,