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February 20, 2008

Dirty Laundry Available NOW On DVD

AWARD-WINNING DIRTY LAUNDRY
IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD

Dirty Laundry, the award-winning film that everyone has been talking about, is now available on DVD. The DVD is in stores nationwide including, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Barnes & Noble. It is also available online at Amazon.com. Don't waste any time... get your copy of this groundbreaking, heartfelt and funny film today.

Dirty Laundry follows Patrick (Rockmond Dunbar), a New York magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years. At the core of the film's success are the standout performances from Dunbar, Jennifer Lewis and particularly Loretta Devine as the hard-edged matriarch of the family, Evelyn.

Variety says, "Dirty Laundry…belongs to Loretta Devine. Devine builds a jolly and touching character from the stock figure of a Georgia mom coming to terms with her disaffected gay son."

O Magazine's Editor-At-Large, Gayle King proclaims, "this is a very important story that has never been told before."

Maurice Runea, This movie is absolutely amazing and touching, It is a must have for your DVD collections.

February 19, 2008

Vantage Point Talk Show Premeire

Episode 1

Harmonica Sunbeams 10th Anniversary Pics

Harmonica looked so beautiful and she served it... Congratulations goes out to her and all those that love and support her.
Sheila Noxema stopped by to show Harmonica some love, LOL
This pic reminds me of Storm from the X-Men... Halle Berry better watch out, We found her replacement, lol

Harmonica worked it out with her Asian themed performance... She definately did her thing for her 10th Anniversary Celebration.







February 18, 2008

I Finally Did It!

Well People, Im in the mood to share, So here we go...
Those close to me know I wanted to get my nipples pierced for some time now (approximately 3yrs.) and last monday I finally got the nerve to do it... Im just writing about it because I needed to get used to them and see how I felt after the short process...

Prior to getting the peircing, people would tell me these horror stories that halted me from doing it earlier, but last monday 2/11/08, I left work with the intentions of heading home and decided to go get it done @ W.4th without telling anyone what I was doing...

It really was'nt that bad or as near freitening as people made it out to be, the most painful part that I was'nt prepared for was when he peirced the first nipple, It felt equavalent to having my finger slammed in the door, Im not going to front, I almost jumped out the chair and said freak it, keep the money, but I took a breather and he did the other... amazingly it did'nt hurt that bad at all... It was sore as hell but it did'nt hurt, actually my second tattoe hurt more... The only bad thing about ihaving the peircings is I know alot of huggers and Im not fully healed yet, LOL...

Now im going into day 7 and the soreness is next to being extinct, But the sensation is crazy, I cant explain it, I was told the peircings makes you super extra sensitive, they were not lying... Im Loving It (typing with big smile on my face).

February 15, 2008

Vantage Point & Blue Magazine Parties A Success

Wednesday Night (2/13/08) was the trailer release party for Vantage Point, the long awaited talk show starring: Nathan "7" Scott, Dwight Allen O'Neal, Maurice Runea & DJ Baker... We also celebrated the Nationwide Launch of BLEU Magazine.

Many Thanx goes out to all those who fully supported us... ALIBI Lounge was packed... Celebs everywhere, Mr. Derrick L. Briggs, Adam Benjamin Irby, BLEU Magazine's Devon who blessed attendendee's with copies of BLEU's first issue , Recording Artist Baron, King Jabbar, Jesse O and Rapper Likwuld of Rebel Starr came through, Dwight Allen O'Neal of Christopher Street TV, Ricky Day, Eric & Giovanni of the NYC Socialites, DJ Baker of Da Doo Dirty Show, Christopher Street cast member Lamar Stanton, Authors Jamelle Omarr Tutler & Nathan James, Celebrity Photographer Dexstar G, Fashion Designer/ Online Magazine Editor Maurice Runea, Actor & Model J.R. came to show support, B.E.T. "College Hill" star and T.V. Personality Ray Cunningham & cast members of Vantage Point were all in attendance... Gay Men's Health Crisis also was on hand to supply safer sex info and promote a few of their programs geared toward Afro-American and Latino males that sleep with men, such as Choices a group for HIV Positive males who want skills to help with discloser, The Barbershop is a mixed status group for Afro-American males to bond and learn from each other and Many Men Many Voices "3MV" is a behavior change mixed status group for Afro-American & Latino males... To learm more about these groups check out http://www.gmhc.org/.
The night was filled with networking, love, scandalous hook-up's (you know who you are, LOL) and just some good ole' fun. Ray Cunningham won the IPOD Touch, Giovanni of NYC Socialites won the Maurice Runea Couture Tee, Hayward Aaron was the lucky winner of the $200 Gift Certificate to an exclusive NYC day spa and another patron won two tickets to Ripleys Believe It or Not in Times Square.
The host for the night were myself, Maurice Runea and the scandlous DJ Baker... I cant even begin to tell you how tired I was, I was literally running on empty, but I played host all night and you would have never known How tired I was, but believe the gig was up the minute I got in my cab to go home, I fell into a crack head sleep, LOL... I walked in my door and It was a wrap, I woke up fully dressed, coat hat, boots and all still on... Just ridiculous to be that tired, but let me breifly explain why I be so damn drained, I work to very stressful positions @ GMHC (one being a whole lot more stressful than the other, but stressful none the less), I design my own line of clothing, Im a cast member of Vantage Point, Editor of Maurice Runea "The Magazine" a socialite and about to step into the realm of throwing parties... How The Hell Does Paris Hilton Do It, LOL...























February 13, 2008

"Vantage Point" Debuts @ ALIBI 2/13/08

Come out Wed. Feb. 13, 2008 to help Nathan "7" Scott, Dwight Allen O'Neal, Maurice Runea & DJ Baker, the cast of the "Vantage Point" talk show celebrate there debut (Season 1 premieres Wed. February 20th @ www.youtube.com/theANDshow , be sure to catch all the newest episodes every Wed, Also catch Vantage Point on myspace www.myspace.com/VantagePointMale)

BLEU Magazine is also going to be in the house celebrating there Nationwide Launch...

THE GIVE AWAYS:
One lucky partier will be leaving with an IPOD Touch, NYC Socialites is blessing another lucky person with a $200 Gift Certificate to an exclusive NYC day spa and Maurice Runea is giving away a Maurice Runea Couture Tee... Only @ Alibi
ALIBI
116 Macdougal St.
(bet. W.3rd & Bleecker Streets)
Doors open @ 9pm - Free All Nite
A/C/E/F/V trains to W. 4th Street
Your Host for the evening:
Maurice Runea & DJ Baker
Music By:
09:00PM – Likwuid (Resident DJ)
10:00PM - P-Love (Old school Hip-Hop/R&B/Funk)
11:00PM - Ben Codec (Computer whiz & Ableton Live master)
12:00AM - Onhell (Ragga & Dubstep)
01:00AM - Meticulous (House Music)
02:00AM – Midnight Society (House Music)

--- Presented to you by: The S Party & MainFrame in conjuction w/ NYC Socialites ---
Doors open at 9:00PM---
Drink specials till Midnight!!!

February 09, 2008

Maurice Runea's Fashion Week Experience

I was personally invited to Fashion Week presented by Qu Qu Events at the Oreintial Loft and they truly rolled out the red carpet for me, first when I arrived I was infomed that I was on Dexter Ivory's (runway coach/ fashion designer/ stylist extrodinaires) V.I.P. guest list and then I was escorted to my front row seats... Yes they know how to treat celebs forsure, lol.

The show was quite interesting, there were some very interesting pieces that hit the runway, and all the designers did there thing. I especially loved how they intertwined the show with skinny and plus size models... I enjoyed myself, It was a long fashion show though (close to 16 designers showcased there pieces and the show lasted a little over two hours),, I took so many pictures, I caught a cramp in my hand and then I got sleepy, but I had to keep smiling because the press was filming and you always have to be camera ready, Don't want to be caught on film napping.

After the show I was invited backstage where I meet some of the models, posed for pictures, made contacts with other designers and I've been asked to be part of the next Fashion Week... Im excited about that.

I was amazed at how many people recognized me and knew who I was, They were walking up to me for my contact info like I was Beyonce or something, lol, I loved it!

This has been a great week for me, I was told earlier today that I am wanted for this movie role, and Im about to be in talks with four publications in reference to me writing for them... How cool is that? I guess it's true, If you put it out into the Universe it will become a reality.




February 07, 2008

Don't Spend Major Time With Minor People

If there are people in your life who continually disappoint you, break promises, and stomp on your dreams, too judgmental, have different values and don't have your back during difficult times...that is not a friend.

To have a friend you must be a friend. Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either grow or go. Surround yourself with people who reflect values, goals interests and lifestyle.

When I think of any of my successes, I am thankful to GOD from whom all blessings flow, and to my family and friends who enrich my life. Over the years the names in my phone book have changed because I've changed for the better. At first you think you're going to be alone, but after a while new people show up in your life and that makes life so much sweeter and easier to endure.

Remember what your elders used to say, "Birds of a feather flock together. If you're an eagle, don't hang around chickens: Chickens Can't Fly!

I love myself and the Lord and thank Him for all that he does in my life, When fake people do things to intentionally hurt me, I know I can count on him to always have my back. He is my source of existence. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without Him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things.

Be Positive - Be Progressive
Take the time to make a positive difference in someone's life. Walk by faith, not by sight
Receive your blessings. Heal the past; live the present; dream the future.

To all you shady former friends, Thanx for teaching me the lessons that were meant for me to learn, for all the people who genuiely love me, keep doing so, your love, support and advice, coupled with my beliefs is what helped me to survive the coup of chickens that was trying to hold me down, So all my fellow Eagles lets glide away, Be happy, prosperous and leave the chicken (heads, LOL) to perish.

Friends, Don't Hurt Friends, But Enemies Have No Boundries
(inspired by an ongoing situation that lead up to recent events)