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New Movie: Til Death Do Us Part Opens In The Top 10 Opening Weekend

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So blessed and thankful to everyone that helped make my latest movie open in the Top 10 nationwide movies when it opened. It’s an absolute joy to be working with such wonderful talent and doing what I love!! Thank You! #sohumbling :-)

Pray For Las Vegas: Lone Gunmen Kills 58 & Injures Hundreds More

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A gunman identified as Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured more than 515 others by firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada towards the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

Authorities said no other shooters were involved and the US Department of Homeland Security added that there was no “specific credible threat involving other public venues.”

The deadliest mass shooting in US history targeted the audience at the festival on an 15-acre lot across Las Vegas Boulevard from the hotel. The death toll surpasses that of the Orlando, Florida shooting at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016, where 49 were killed.
An off-duty police officer attending the concert was among those killed. Authorities have not yet publicly named the other victims, and provided a contact number for family and friends seeking information: 1-866-535-5654. Police confirmed that two officers on duty were injured.

US president Donald Trump addressed the nation after initially tweeting that he sends his “warmest condolences” to victims and their families: “We are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief. It was an act of pure evil. The FBI and the Department of Homeland security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops,” he said.

Trump also thanked local authorities, “the speed with which they acted is miraculous. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something we for which we will always be thankful. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. The families of the victims we are praying for you, we are here for you.”

He did not mention gun control despite the speech being on the deadliest mass shooting in US history. This is especially pertinent as the shooting took place in Nevada, which has some of the laxest laws on guns and ammunition in the US.

Joseph Lombardo, the Las Vegas sheriff, said there was only one shooter—”a lone wolf” named as the 64-year-old Paddock—who was found dead in his hotel room. Police confirmed he was a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, a retirement and golf community of about 20,000 that is 80 miles from Las Vegas. Mesquite police spokesman Quinn Averett said that Paddock had no prior arrests or even a record for a single traffic violation.

Lombardo said there is nothing “derogatory” in the background of the suspect and that “we believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry.” Some 10 guns were found in Paddock’s room, from which he fired multiple rounds.

The police say the investigation will be long and protracted. The Clark County district attorney, Steve Woodson, said that “this was a classic WMD. This was a weapon and a man of mass destruction. This doesn’t involve politics. All of us are Nevadans. We’re working to get through this.”

Paddock’s house was under search by authorities. Meanwhile, the brother of the shooter, Eric Paddock, went on CBS News and described his shock at what transpired. He said he was confused how his brother obtained automatic weapons and that Stephen Paddock was “just a guy that lived in a house in Mesquite,” and who “ate burritos.”

The police said it all started when around 10:08pm local time, the police received calls that multiple shots were being fired at the concert.

The police found out that the shooter was on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel and after a SWAT team used a controlled explosion to breach the room, he was “engaged.” Authorities say he had already been shot by the time authorities entered his room. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families of the victims involved in this terrible tragedy.


Hurricane Harvey Still Hitting Houston Hard

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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

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!

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!

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/

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/

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/

 

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, 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!

Beyonce is pregnant with twins – but that isn’t stopping her from going full steam ahead with her 2017 Grammys performance this Sunday!

“She’ll be taking it easier than normal,” a source told TMZ about superstar, who reportedly is “very pregnant” according to this report.

Beyonce is in rehearsals for the show and will not be locking anything down until Saturday, apparently, due to her pregnancy and the limitations she may face. The report continues that the performance may go at a slower pace.

In addition to being some cameos (could it be Jay Z?!), there will also be a digital screen used during the show.

The 2017 Grammys are set to air on Sunday (February 12), and we’ll be covering the whole show. Make sure you don’t miss it.  It’s going to be a good show!!!

 

Frank Ocean is facing a $14.5 million defamation lawsuit from his father Calvin Cooksey, TMZ has reported.

The allegations stem from a Tumblr post Ocean penned last year in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. “I was 6 years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn’t be served because she was dirty,” Ocean wrote. Cooksey alleges that this passage is untrue and “damaged his financial opportunities in film and music.” He’s asking for $14.5 million in damages.

This is the second multi-million dollar lawsuit Cooksey has served relating to Ocean: last year, he asked a court to award him $142 million after Def Jam mogul Russell Simmons called him “a deadbeat dad.”

Update: February 3, 2:15 p.m.: Cooksey accuses Tyler, The Creator of being “devil worshiper” in the full complaint.

Pitchfork has obtained a copy of Cooksey’s complaint against Ocean. In it, Cooksey accuses Ocean’s collaborator Tyler, the Creator of being a “devil worshiper,” and calls Ocean “a fraud and only cared about making millions of dollars through Defendant’s exclusive deal with Apple, Inc.”

The lawsuit reads: “It’s important to note that on June 21, 2016, the Defendant did NOT include a homophobic bigot named Tyler the Creator in the Defendant’s June 21, 2016 anti-homophobic Tumblr essay.” The complaint goes on to accuses Frank Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux, of hypocrisy for slamming gospel singer Kim Burrell’s homophobic rant while not calling out Tyler’s use of slurs.

“This is the reason Defendant did not include this homophobic Tyler the Creator on June 21, 2016, because it would expose Defendant as a hypocrite and fraud who dishonestly betrayed the LGBT fans base for Tyler the Creator, who has clearly demonstrated hate for the LGBT community,” the lawsuit says.

Cooksey’s complaint makes frequent mention of Tyler’s ongoing ban from the United Kingdom, instituted by in 2014 by then-Home Secretary (and current British Prime Minster) Theresa May.
According to another document viewed by Pitchfork, a judge has ordered Cooksey and Ocean into mediation in an attempt to reach a settlement.

Of the roughly 9 million likes Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement has received on Instagram, there are few that like the picture more than those in the maternity photography business.

People around the country (and probably world) took a hiatus from the headline-dominating political arguments Wednesday when they heard the news, announced via Instagram: Beyonce and Jay Z are having twins, making daughter Blue Ivy Carter an older sister times two.

Then on Thursday, the “Formation” singer unleashed the mother load: A whole album of maternity photos, titled “I have three hearts.” She was underwater in some, nude in others, on top of a flower-covered car in one, and a few featured Blue Ivy.

With her worldwide trendsetting powers, Queen Bey has the ability to awaken a whole new crowd to the pregnancy photo industry with one post. But that power could quickly turn sour if it causes moms-to-be to set their expectations too high, and leave maternity photographers with the task of explaining artistic differences.

 

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Chris Stokes, director of the #1 box office hit “You Got Served” has joined the cause to see more minorities in Hollywood by creating the Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop Experience. Stokes hopes to give opportunities to minorities that desire to be in the film/tv industry but don’t have the resources to do so.

In a field that is predominantly non-minority driven, the Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop hopes to help change the face of Hollywood. There are so many talented actors, directors, producers, etc. in Hollywood that are minorities and looking for a chance to show their talent. The Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop will select applicants to be involved in the film and television shows that Chris Stokes’ production company ‘Footage Films’ will be producing. By creating these opportunities, the Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop hopes to bring more minorities to the forefront of the film and television making process. The Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop will give upcoming, talented individuals an opportunity of a lifetime, working on set as part of the workshop with Chris himself.

Chris Stokes looks to get more minorities into the film and television industry. Check out Chrisstokesent.com contact section to submit your resume.

Chris Stokes is now actively accepting and reviewing submissions for providing these opportunities. If you are interested go to http://chrisstokesent.com to send your submission on why you feel you should be part of The Chris Stokes Movie Training Workshop “Hollywood Initiative”. Learn more about Chris Stokes and his past work at –http://m.imdb.com

Also check out some trailers for Chris Stokes’ upcoming movies!

Only For One Night – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4jFiaA32oJU

Boy Bye – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xIJ_HNsxYts

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