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Houston Relief Efforts Continue With Several Celebrity Donations

Houston is reeling from Hurricane Harvey, and the people across the country have jumped to contribute to recovery efforts — including in Hollywood, where many stars have offered hefty donations.

Kevin Hart publicly called on his famous friends to open their wallets, successfully recruiting a slew of stars to answer his challenge. Others stepped up on their own, including Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio, who’ve made some of the biggest personal donations in the nation.

Miley Cyrus broke down in tears while on “The Ellen Show” while announcing her own massive donation.

 
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Houston Floods Are Going To Get Worse

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A record 30in of rain (75cm) has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers.

But forecasters say the total rainfall could nearly double later this week.

US President Donald Trump has promised swift action to help those affected. He is due to visit Texas on Tuesday.

“Recovery will be a long and difficult road and the federal government stands ready, willing and able to support that effort,” he said.

He said he was dealing with Congress on funding, warning “it’s going to be a very expensive situation”.

President Trump has also approved an emergency declaration for neighbouring Louisiana.

Harvey made landfall as a category-four hurricane late on Friday, bringing flooding described by officials as unprecedented. It was later downgraded to a tropical storm.

More than 3,000 people have been rescued in and around Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, where about 6.6m people live in the metropolitan area. Helicopters have plucked victims from rooftops.

At least nine people are reported to have died in incidents related to the storm, Texan officials say.

Six members of the same family died trying to flee rising floodwaters, relatives told US media, but the incident has not been confirmed.

Governor Greg Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard-about 12,000 so-called “civilian soldiers” – to assist national forces in search and rescue operations.

The area is expected to have received a year’s rainfall within a week.

Officials expect half a million disaster victims to seek assistance in Texas and 30,000 people to be housed in emergency shelters.

“Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue across south-eastern Texas,” the National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

“Additional rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 inches are expected”.

Let’s continue to #prayforhouston

 
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New Music Friday: Marques Houston “Together”

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Cover Art for Marques Houston “Together” from the ‘Til Death Do Us Part soundtrack

Marques Houston made his return to the music industry today with the release of his first song in a year called “Together”! The song is featured on the 9 song soundtrack for the movie “Til Death Do Us Part” starring Taye Diggs, which Houston also wrote and produced. When asked why he chose to make his return to music on this particular soundtrack, it surprisingly wasn’t the answer that we expected. Houston felt compelled to give his addition to the soundtrack because the movie’s message and purpose is to bring awareness to the growing domestic violence problem in America. “I don’t condone any kind of domestic violence….and people so easily overlook it. Hopefully this film and the soundtrack will bring attention to this problem and help to solve it.”, says Houston. The soundtrack features a few other artists including Mila J and J-Boog formerly of B2K and will be available on September 22. “Til Death Do Us Part” releases in theaters nationwide on September 29.

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART, starring Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh and Stephen Bishop, is a suspenseful thriller about a young woman’s struggle to escape a violent marriage. The film is directed by Chris Stokes, and written by Marques Houston and Stokes.

TIL DEATH DO US PART TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjp1Kn_xy0M

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART soundtrack track listing includes:

1. Together – Marques Houston
2. Touch Me – Mila J
3. Your Love – J-Boog formerly of B2K
4. Enough – IRich
5. Let Me Know – J-Boog formerly of B2K
6. See You Again – Marques Houston
7. Palm Tree – JACOB
8. Leave – Chrissy
9. Just Chill – Smooth

Listen to some of “Together” below.

 
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Chris Stokes Directs New Taye Diggs Thriller

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You Got Served writer and director Chris Stokes just finished directing his latest project “Til Death Do Us Part”.  The thriller stars Taye Diggs (Empire) and Annie Ilonzeh (All Eyez On Me). It’s about a wife in an abusive relationship who gathers up the courage to leave her abusive husband and start a new life. The action packed thriller is full of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie will be opening wide on September 29,2017. Make sure you go check it out!

 
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Charlie Murphy Loses Battle With Lukemia

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 after losing his battle with leukemia, TMZ reported.

Murphy died in a New York City hospital on Wednesday morning, according to TMZ. Murphy co-starred on the “Chappelle’s Show” and is the older brother of Eddie Murphy.

Murphy was credited in a number of different movies and TV shows, including roles on “Night at the Museum” and “Norbit” along with TV series “Black Jesus” and “Power.”

In addition to playing several acting roles and serving as a comedian, Murphy also got several writing credits, according to IMDB.com.

As news of Murphy’s death broke on Tuesday, fellow comedians and others in show business took to Twitter to mourn the loss of their colleague and friend.

 
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Time To Work

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Moving in the direction of positivity is the only way to move!  I’m on a missions to find more positive people and energy to work with me in the movie business.  If you have any talents in the film and television industry and are interested, read the information below –

Chris Stokes (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-stokes-mn0000779891) is looking to give job opportunities to work in the film industry. (https://www.discogs.com/artist/64073-Chris-Stokes) If you have any experience in the field of feature films assisting, acting, grippping, electric, camera, editing or any other film prodcution skills please submit your resume right away to http://chrisstokesent.com/contact

For additional information go to – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0831321/bio & http://rollingout.com/2017/02/02/director-chris-stokes-joins-cause-filmtelevision-industry-change/

Looking forward to all submissions!

 
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It’s Go Time!

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It’s go time people!!  I’m ready to give you guys the possibility of a huge opportunity.  I want to hire talented actors, production people and others to work in the film & tv business.  If you feel that you are qualified,  send your info to http://chrisstokesent.com/contact and as always if you want more information about me go to the following links.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-stokes-mn0000779891

https://www.discogs.com/artist/64073-Chris-Stokes

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0831321/bio

http://rollingout.com/2017/02/02/director-chris-stokes-joins-cause-filmtelevision-industry-change/

 
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Ready To Work?

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Calling all of my talented men and women out there.  Are you driven, inspired and  ready to work?  If so I might have a job opportunity for you.  I’m looking for professionals in the film and television industry that are hungry and ready to work.  If you feel that’s you then submit your info to me at http://chrisstokesent.com/contact.

For more information –

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-stokes-mn0000779891

https://www.discogs.com/artist/64073-Chris-Stokes

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0831321/bio

http://rollingout.com/2017/02/02/director-chris-stokes-joins-cause-filmtelevision-industry-change/

 
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Looking For New Talent

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Are you a talented individual?  If you feel that you are I may have a big opportunity for you.  If you over the age of 18 and interested in the movie business you can apply.  Send your info to http://chrisstokesent.com/contact and as always if you want more information about me go to the following links.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-stokes-mn0000779891

https://www.discogs.com/artist/64073-Chris-Stokes

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0831321/bio

http://rollingout.com/2017/02/02/director-chris-stokes-joins-cause-filmtelevision-industry-change/

 

 
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Chris Stokes Offers Huge Opportunities To The Film & TV Industry

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Moving in the direction of positivity is the only way to move!  I’m on a missions to find more positive people and energy to work with me in the movie business.  If you have any talents in the film and television industry and are interested, read the information below –

Chris Stokes (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-stokes-mn0000779891) is looking to give job opportunities to work in the film industry. (https://www.discogs.com/artist/64073-Chris-Stokes) If you have any experience in the field of feature films assisting, acting, gripping, electric, camera, editing, color timing, production coordinator, website designer, personal assistants or any other film production skills please submit your resume right away to http://chrisstokesent.com/contact

For additional information go to – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0831321/bio & http://rollingout.com/2017/02/02/director-chris-stokes-joins-cause-filmtelevision-industry-change/

Looking forward to all submissions!

 
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