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Bonnie McKee Premieres Official Video For “Wasted Youth”

Bonnie McKee Premieres Official Video For

Today, one of the most influential pop writers of the millennium, and artist in her own right, Bonnie McKee premiered her brand new video for her infectious new single and sure-to-be-pop-anthem-of-2016, “Wasted Youth.”

The 8 millimeter, bubblegum, teen inspired music video was directed by the talented Darren Craig (The Uprising Creative ) and premiered today via The FADER Magazine. “Wasted Youth” is taken from Bonnie’s latest EP “Bombastic” and is available today on iTunes and Spotify. Watch and share the official video here.

Currently, the multi-award winning, Grammy nominee Bonnie McKee — who has already penned an impressive nine #1 singles in the US and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide — is working on new material and plans to take her signature sound and live band on the road later this year.

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.

Bombastic’ EP is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

 

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Grindr Goes To The Chinese | Popular App Sells 60%

Grindr has sold 60% stake to China gaming company for $93 million

Beijing Kunlun Tech values app at $155 million

The popular gay app, Grindr has sold a 60% stake to Chinese online gaming company for $93 million.

The Shenzhen-listed company announced on January 11, 2016  it had bought 98,448,000 shares in New Grindr – giving the value of the six-year-old startup at $155 million.

The remaining shares will be held by founder Joel Simkhai and his employees.

The company emphasized that the deal still had to pass an antitrust review.

In the fiscal year 2014, New Grindr had revenue of $31.74 million – with profit of $13.74 million – 66% from its 10.5 million members in 196 countries.

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Author Terry E. Hill’s New Release “The Committee”

“The Committee” Selects a Black Female President
in Bestselling Author Terry E. Hill’s New Release

Terry E. Hill’s “The Committee” is a beguiling tale that twirls Illuminati conspiracy, New Orleans voodoo, American politics and a subplot gay affair in a delicious twist of turbulence and turmoil.
San Francisco – With Come Sunday MorningWhen Sunday Comes Again and The Last Sunday, author Terry E. Hill has proven himself an adept story weaver. Enthralling his readers with a trilogy based inside a megachurch setting, his well-spun plots of scandal, suspense and seduction were delivered with acute precision. Skillfully whipping his readers into a page-turning frenzy, they rushed to keep abreast of characters bigger than the books that encased them.  With the release of The Committee on Urban Renaissance, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., the author ups the ante and moves into the world of politics.

The Committee is a beguiling tale that twirls Illuminati conspiracy, New Orleans voodoo, American politics and a subplot gay affair in a delicious twist of turbulence and turmoil. We find out that the secret society behind the country’s biggest political ploys is a mysterious New Orleans family of Creole women who head “The Committee.” It is they who in fact control the white men mistaken to be the country’s power figures! “The Committee” has selected every US president since James Monroe and controls much of the country’s economy. When they make the decision that the United States is not only ready for a Black woman president, but also select her, the phrase, ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ takes on new and insidious meaning.

Camille Ernestine Hardaway is the first African American female mayor of Los Angeles and she has it all – stunning good looks, power, a seemingly devoted husband and influential allies. “The Committee” has decided that she will be the first Black female President of the United States and will stop at nothing to ensure their rising candidate reaches the White House. Author Terry E. Hill sublimely works hypnosis with the written word as he winds the reader deeper down a sinister black hole with each chapter. The Committee’s lethal combination of manipulation, intimidation, mysticism and murder make for the most intoxicating political thriller.
With an adoring fan base waiting in high anticipation, Hill is hosting a Facebook contest. The author (on Facebook at Terry E. Hill ) will give away 25autographed copies of The Committee to the lucky winner. The contest ends at midnight on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18th. Participants can find more details on The Committee’s Facebook page and / or enter on his Facebook page.
Author Terry E. Hill
The Committee is Hill’s fourth novel. Come Sunday Morning was his first book, followed by When Sunday Comes Again in 2012 and The Last Sunday in 2013. The publisher consolidated Hill’s first two books into one and re-released it 2014 as The Come Sunday Morning SagaCome Sunday Morning was selected as number three of the five best fiction books for 2012 by the Sankofa Literary Society. When Sunday Comes Again was released in the summer of 2012 and made the AALBC (African American Literary Book Club) Urban Fiction Best Seller List. Hill’s novels have also been featured on the Bestsellers List of Black Expressions and have been selected as best books of the month and year by various bookstores and book clubs throughout the country. The Sunday Morning Saga has been acquired by more than 10,000 libraries in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Hill has developed a significant and very loyal audience who eagerly await each new release. Elev8.com, an online property of Hello Beautiful, profiled the author as the next E. Lynn Harris for his clever storytelling and LGBT subplots. He and his writings have been featured on BET.com‘s monthly YOU GOTTA HAVE IT column, Crème Magazine, Elev8/Hello Beautiful, Black Literature Magazine and The Literary Network.

Hill’s writings are amazing works of fiction that continuously stir conversation on important topics nationwide.
Purchase The Committee on Amazon.com and wherever books are sold.
Visit the author’s website at http://www.terryehill.com/
Follow Terry E. Hill on Facebook at Terry E. Hill and Twitter @MrTerryEHill now!
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Glamour and Entertainment Take the Stage for the 63rd Diana Awards

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One of Houston’s most historic and entertaining black-tie galas announces March 19, 2016 for the 63rd annual Diana Awards featuring live stage performances and a fun-filled roast of selected award recipients.

This year’s awards feature an after party with performances by the Spazmatics, a popular 80’s cover band. Complimentary valet parking and open bar starring Ketel One Vodka.

The Diana Foundation will present its distinguished “Diana Award” to the Honorable Ellen Cohen, who serves as a member of the Houston City Council and Mayor Pro-Tem. Past recipients have included Mayor Kathy Whitmore, Marion Coleman, Charles Armstrong, and Mayor Annise Parker. Cohen will become the sixteenth person to receive this high honor.

 “I am thrilled to receive the prestigious Diana Award” Cohen stated. “Equality under law is the cornerstone of our democracy and I am committed to fighting for the rights of all my constituents and all Houstonians, regardless of what their sexual orientation or gender identity might be.”

The Diana Foundation will also present the “Golden Bow Award,” to recognize a member the foundation who has made significant contributions to the organization. The Golden Bow recipient will be revealed during the show as will the good-humored awards which make the Diana Awards a truly special experience.

 Proceeds from the evening will help support the five 2015-16 beneficiaries. This years beneficiaries include AIDS Foundation Houston, The Botts Collection: University of Houston Endowment, Homeless Gay Kids-Houston, Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI), and the University of Houston LGTBQ Resource Center.

The Diana Foundation was formed on March 19, 1953 as a viewing party for the 25th Academy Awards, which was the first year it was televised. Attendees lost reception of the broadcast, but continued the party with their own version of the Academy Awards. The following year, this same group of friends presented the first Diana Award on March 25, 1954. The fun and exciting roast of friends has continued now for 63 years, and proceeds raised from past events have helped thousands of charities and Houstonians. Historical photos and videos from past Diana Award shows are available online at www.facebook.com/TheDianaFDN.

This annual event does sell out, and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets at their earliest convenience.

For more information about The Diana Foundation, visit www.thedianafoundation.org.

Saturday, March 19

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