The Pulse of Entertainment: Chris Pine as the King of Scotland in ‘Outlaw
King' is Inspiring and Living Legends Like Radio One Atlanta's Hurricane are Honored in
Born King but drafted by his country's English oppressor, then written off as
dead and have his estate seized, Robert the Bruce King of Scotland becomes the "Outlaw King" determined
to liberate his country. Chris Pine (Star Trek) is inspiring as Robert the Bruce in the
Netflix presentation of "Outlaw King" premiering on Netflix and in selected
theatres November 9, 2018.
The historical action drama begins with the end of a war where England,
lead by King Edward I is excepting the unconditional surrender from all of the Kings of
Scotland. This is followed by the Kings being drafted into the King of England's army and
in Robert's case the seizure of his estate by a country focused on world domination.
save the Scottish people, which includes his wife Elizabeth de Burgh (Florence Pugh); from the English occupation
Robert the Bruce must leave her alone and with a hand full of Scottish citizens systematically
seize back each kingdom from the English oppressors. This is where the action and drama
begins as he is led by his will to reclaim his country and free its people. His wife is
seized along with his property giving him the inspiration to make true the quote "one man can
make a difference." In his travels he picks up those who are inspired by this King turned outlaw and with
540 men in-tow and a mind full of unconventional ideas on how to use the land as his weapon
Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, makes history by liberating Scotland from English
Directed by David Mackenzie the
"Outlaw King" is a Sigma Films and Anonymous Content production that also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as James Douglas the Lord of Douglas; Billy Howle as Edward II Prince of Wales; Tony Curran as Angus
MacDonald; Stephen Dillane as Edward I King of England; James Cosmo as Robert the Brus
- 6th Lord of Annandale, and Sam Spruell as Aymer de Valence 2nd Earl of Pembroke. www.Netflix.com
The Living Legend Foundation held its 27th annual "Living
Legends Awards Gala" recently in Hollywood where an array of entertainment industry "living
legends" was honored. There was also an impressive turn out to support these living
I covered the red carpet arrivals and saw Grammy nominated Kenny Lattimore, Lenny Williams
(formerly of Tower of Power) and Take 6 members. I had a chance to talk to Grammy nominated
Eddie Lavert (O'Jays), there to support the honorees.
When I asked him about his longevity in this
business he said, "Everybody's someone. That's the way you have to approach this
business. Remember you didn't get there by yourself. It was people like Sylvia Rhone,
it was people like yourself, people like the press who have brought records and told people about them. That's what this is
about. That's why I'm here with these people."
people he referred to were those being honored such as Cynthia Johnson (Columbia Records'
Senior Vice President of Promotions) with the "Music Label Executive Award";
Eddie Sims and Belinda Wilson (Moonridge Entertainment International) with the "Entrepreneur
Award"; Denise Brown Henderson, Esq. with the "Mike Bernardo Executive Award"; Pat Shields
(Black Dot, LLC) with the "A. D. Washington Chairman's Award"; Photographer/Author Bruce W.
Talamon with a "Special Recognition"; Michael Mauldin (Mauldin Brand, Inc.)
with the "Lifetime Achievement Award", and Dave "Hurricane" Smith
(Radio One Atlanta Vice President of Programming and Operations) with the "Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award".
"I've been doing radio since I was a sophomore in high school," said Dave
Smith, known on air as Hurricane, about how he became a living legend. "It's been over 40 years. I fell into it
when I was in high school. I didn't know what I was going to do. I got pushed in that
direction. I don't believe in mistakes I believe God nudged me. I fell into it and fell
in love with it and 40 some years later I am still doing it."
Some of the Living Legends Foundation board
members were there such as its Event Chairperson Azim Rashid (RocNation Senior Vice President
of Promotions) and its Honorary Chairperson Sylvia Rhone (President of Epic Records).
commonality (in living legends) is...their talent #1, their work ethics #2 and their ability
to really engage with their fan base and succeed. You just interviewed Eddie Lavert who is the example that
you need," said Sylvia. www.LivingLegendsFoundation.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership
of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public
Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director
(at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment Conference annually in Baltimore (Saturday April
21, 2019) and Los Angeles (October/TBD). Offering Entertainment Business panel and a talent
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