Carla….CARA Delevingne Is Tired

As Jillian Michaels would say, let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Actors and actresses are media coached and have handlers, and some may even arrive to the set of television talk shows and interviews with a set of questions that a host/journalist are not allowed to ask of them. But they are human too, after all, and get tired and might even have a bit of that good old British wit about them, as I suspect Cara Delevingne does.


My Interview with the Producers and Writer/Director of “Oculus”

We talked, we laughed, we crossed paths. My interview with producer Jason Blum, writer/director Mike Flanagan, and producer Trevor Macy is up on Tinsel & Tine ready for you to read and learn from some of the best talent that Hollywood has to offer today. Check it out right here!



Check Out My Article In This Month’s Sister 2 Sister Magazine!

One of the best feelings in the world as a writer is to see your name and an article you wrote, re-wrote, and wrote again in print, especially on newsstands. Alas, a story I wrote about the best methods for hair removal is featured in this month’s Sister 2 Sister magazine! The salesperson at my nearest Faber newsstand asked me if I wanted all five of the copies that I purchased and I told him yes as my insides did a little happy dance.

I’ve already made a silent promise to myself and to all of my family and friends who have supported me and continue to do so that this won’t be the last article that we will all see from me in bookstores and on magazine racks! In the words of my Uncle Ant, this is just the beginning.


If you are able to purchase a copy, please do so! Also, let me know what you think- I learned quite a bit while researching this topic, and there was so much more information to impart that I was not able to, due to word count maximum rules. All of the persons that I interviewed for this story were lovely, knowledgeable, and gracious. Their support was overwhelming and much appreciated.


“Oculus” Interview Article Coming Soon!

I was truly ecstatic to meet director Mike Flanagan, producer Trevor Macy and Jason Blum, producer of “The Purge”, “Sinister”, “The Paranormal Activity” franchise,  “Insidious” and “Insidious: Chapter 2”, and so, SO many more of my favorite horror movies of recent times. Blum’s work ethic is insane and he inspires me. I had a nice one-on-one interview with all three and got to ask them questions about the upcoming “Oculus”, which comes out in theaters nationwide this week. I couldn’t have asked for a better time, as Flanagan, Macy, and Blum are all very chill, creative guys who took the time to meet with me, entertain my questions with very thoughtful responses, and fill the room with warmth and laughter.

My article on Tinsel & Tine will be forthcoming by the end of the week and I will also write a review of “Oculus” once I watch it this weekend!

p.s. I asked Jason about the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie…more about that in my article. I had to do it!

Photo Courtesy Of The Hollywood Reporter/

THR’s Latest Feature Article On Shailene Woodley Is A Wonderful Read

I couldn’t wait to get my physical copy of the next Hollywood Reporter in the mail; I just had to read their latest feature article on Shailene Woodley. I love her vibe, her talent, and the love that she continues to bring into the world. You don’t have to know her personally to see through her interviews (both on video and in print) and her acting that she is so in tune with nature and being true to herself. I ADORE THAT! 

‘Divergent’ Star Shailene Woodley: The Next Jennifer Lawrence? 


My “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Roundtable Interview Is Up and Alive!

It was such a pleasure to meet and interview the director of today’s newly released “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”, Rob Minkoff. He was thoughtful, engaging, and very passionate about his latest work. As always, Tinsel and Tine looks out in a big way for their contributors!

Candi’s Corner: Interview With “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” Director Rob Minkoff

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” hits theaters nationwide TODAY, so go check it out if you can! 

Um, Dencia….What Is This Skin Bleaching Basic Nonsense?!?

This, this, and this alone should help explain why “Whitenicious” by Dencia is an abomination. It’s one thing to want to put a doctor prescribed pea-sized dollop of hydroquinone on your face or any other part of your body to lighten a dark spot that resulted from acne or other trauma to the skin. But I sense something much more grave after reading the interview conducted between Drexel professor Yaba Blay and African pop star Dencia.


African pop star Dencia: Before & After

Oh, might I add that Dencia recently lashed out at Lupita Nyong’o on the best platform to get one’s frustration and hate out: Twitter.

Props to Ebony Magazine for running the interview between Dencia and Professor Yaba Blay, and major props to Blay for conducting the interview and keeping it real. Let’s keep this discussion about colorism going because until we confront it head on, we will never learn and repair from its insidious effects.