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FILTHY RICH: L-R: Aaron Lazar as Reverend Paul Thomas, Deneen Tyler as Nora Ellington, Mark L. Young as Jason Conley, Melia Kreiling as Ginger Sweet, Benjamin Aquilar as Antonio Rivera, Gerald McRaney as Eugene Monreaux, Kim Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, Aubrey Dollar as Rose Monreaux, Corey Cott as Eric Monreaux, Olivia Macklin as Becky Monreaux and Steve Harris as Franklin Lee in FILTHY RICH premiering Monday, Sept 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Justin Stephens/FOX.

September 17-30

If you love our sexy cover model, he comes to us courtesy of Addicted USA’s Fall’s Club collection. The brand’s new “Party” collection features crop tops, fetish shorts, mesh tanks and feathers (yes, feathers!) in bold black, white, silver and gold colors.  There is also metal and fur and more.   To see the entire collection, any of their other collections, or purchase items, go to: AddictedUSA.com.

Thursday, September 17

From today until September 23, the Pride Factory features their annual Summer Clearance sale with HUGE savings throughout the store. 

 

Saturday, September 19

The monthly Art Walk Wilton Manors is back from 5 to 8pm (with live music starting at 5:30pm) and will be hosted in The Shoppes of Wilton Manors on private property. Each business will be able to participate and artist are encouraged to put out 10 x 10 tents to showcase their artwork. Social distancing and masks will be mandatory for the event in our COVID-Conscious community. Touch-free payment processing is encouraged for each artist selling their artwork. Artist are required to provide sanitizer at points of sale or where surfaces are contacted. Artist are required to register online at AWWM.org.

 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino wins BIG!

Congratulations go out to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood who has just won 31 “Best of Gaming” awards in Casino Player Magazine’s annual Best of Gaming issue. Carefully chosen by Casino Player’s readers, gamblers and Casinophiles across the country, these awards are selected by gaming expert’s majority vote. For more information on them, go to Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

 

Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery is Now Open

Society 8 Hospitality Group has announced the opening of its newest concept, Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery, a 24,000 square foot food hall, mixed-use event space and retail concept.  The first of its kind in Fort Lauderdale, Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery is open Thursday – Sunday, currently with limited capacity.  Located at 115 Northwest 6th Street (Sistrunk Blvd), Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery is in the heart Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk, bordering the hip, Flagler Village arts district in Fort Lauderdale. The newly opened property features a myriad of food vendors, several private and shared event spaces; a DJ and production music academy – Wired Sound Academy, and a co-op style retail boutique. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the food hall is operating with limited capacity (half of its 565-person capacity). Reservations must be made in advance, at SistrunkMarketplace.com. Masks and social distancing are required.  

MOCA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is featuring “Conversations at MOCA:​ HAVANA, HAITI Iris Photo Collective,” on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7pm, where they will celebrate a love of photography, story, truth, and love for Cuba and Haiti. Join photojournalist Carl Juste, Edwidge Dandicat, CW Griffin and Fabiola Santiago to learn more about the Havana, Haiti project which links writers and photographers and their appreciation for Havana, Haiti and Miami. The event will be moderated by Florida International University Professor Andrea Queeley. Guests can RSVP to this webinar at: https://mocanomi.org/#. 

 

The Gloria’s on Demand and Prime Video

Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and writing that has impacted generations. In this nontraditional biopic, Julie Taymor crafts a complex tapestry of one of the most inspirational and legendary figures of modern history, based on Steinem’s own biographical book ‘My Life on the Road.’ The Gloria’s  (Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, Ryan Keira Armstrong) traces Steinem’s influential journey to prominence—from her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference and beyond. The Gloria’s includes a number of iconic women who made profound contributions to the women’s movement, including Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle Monáe), Flo Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero). Premiering September 30, The Gloria’s is 139 Minutes, and is Rated R. 

 

Lady Bunny & Flotilla DeBarge

If you thought Cardi B’s summer smash WAP was raunchy, wait until you hear the brand new parody version, DAP. Drag legends Lady Bunny and Flotilla DeBarge make their rap debut, and the result is so smoking hot and dry that even though they live in NYC, this video may have caused the California wildfires. While their vajayjays may be dry, their humor is not, and fans have been howling over the un-relentlessly filthy lyrics. The video’s gotten thumbs up from Margaret Cho and Bridget Everett, with shares from Drag Race royalty, Detox, Manila Luzon and Jujubee. At Press times the video already had 103,000 views on Instagram. So grab some lotion or lube and enjoy this end of summer celebration of wrongness and dry ass pussy! Please have a therapist on hand after viewing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV9wcbYCKoo.  

 

The Devil All The Time on Netflix Now 

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos’ “The Devil All The Time” renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted. Co-starring Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling, Haley Bennett and Pokey LaFarge, this suspenseful, finely-woven tale is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel. For more information, go to: netflix.com/TheDevilAllTheTime.

 

Reba McEntire Re-Releases Rumor Has It

Country superstar Reba McEntire re-released her iconic RIAA triple-platinum certified album Rumor Has It in honor of the record’s 30th Anniversary. Originally released in 1990, Rumor Has It features four Top 10 hits including the album title track, “You Lie”, “Fallin’ Out Of Love” and her signature hit, “Fancy.” In addition, the anniversary edition vinyl will include a bonus track, a live acoustic version of “Fancy” recorded at The Ryman, while the cd and digital versions will feature that bonus track as well as a new dance remix of “Fancy.” Special cd, vinyl and autographed bundle packages will be available for fans featuring items such as a commemorative lithograph, limited-edition t-shirt and more. Additional information can be found at: Reba.com.

 

Enola Holmes Drops on Netflix Sept 23

England, 1884 – a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history. Based on the beloved book series by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes is a dynamic new mystery-adventure that introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister. The game is afoot. For more info, go to:  netflix.com/enolaholmes.  

 

The Boys in the Band Releases September 30

More than fifty years after Mart Crowley’s play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men’s lives center stage with honesty and humor, The Boys in the Band returns to the screen in a new adaptation that reunites acclaimed director Joe Mantello with the all-star cast of the Tony-winning, 2018 Broadway production. In 1968 New York City – when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors – a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons), a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold (Zachary Quinto). Other partygoers include Donald (Matt Bomer), Michael’s former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry (Andrew Rannells), a randy commercial artist living with Hank (Tuc Watkins), a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington), a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory (Robin de Jesús), a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler (Charlie Carver), hired to be Harold’s gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan (Brian Hutchison), Michael’s straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group’s tight bond.

 

Ratched, the 8-episode Series Premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 18

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched, is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born. The series stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched (LOVE her, can’t wait to see this performance), Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.

 

Antebellum debuting on all platforms on September 18

Global content leader Lionsgate announced that the compelling, highly anticipated motion picture Antebellum, starring Janelle Monáe and written and directed by the advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, will premiere as a Premium On-Demand release, debuting on all platforms on September 18. The film will be released theatrically in select international markets.  In Antebellum, successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late.  The film also stars Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and introduces Tongayi Chirisa. 

 

Netflix Announces Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia Drops on September 29. 

Michelle Buteau, the scene stealing queen of Netflix, delivers the night out we all need right now in her uproariously funny new special Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia. Letting loose with a goblet of frosé in hand, she delivers a dynamic hour of comedy that delves into parenthood, cultural difference, and the overlooked value of short men. Her refreshingly honest approach reminds us to appreciate government workers named Otis and, most importantly, that character counts. For more information, go to: netflix.com/michellebuteauwelcometobuteaupia 

 

This is Hot (should be its own page)

Two things I really love are nighttime soap opera’s (ala…Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Desperate Housewives, Dallas, Devious Maids, and my all-time favorite Knots Landing), and high-profile Televangelists. I, by no means, am making fun of religion, but I love the theatrics of the Televangelists. My favorite is Joel Osteen, and even though I am not a religious person, I sometimes find myself watching him for hours at a time. Generally, I do come out feeling better about life. Well you can imagine my surprise when I got the media invitation to watch the first three episodes of Filthy Rich, which combines both loves. 

 

From writer/director Tate Taylor comes Filthy Rich, a southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion intersect – more correctly, collide. Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. “The Sunshine Network. On the cusp of launching a digital retail arm of the company, the family’s patriarch, Eugene (Gerald McRaney) dies in a plane crash (or so we think), leaving Margaret (Kim Cattrall, “Sex and the City”), a now-“Oprah” to the religious and Southern communities, to take charge of the family business. Not surprisingly, Eugene’s apparent death greatly impacts the Monreaux children: Eric (Corey Cott), the couple’s ambitious son, married to the prim and snooty Becky (Olivia Macklin), who assumes he will now run the show; and daughter Rose (Aubrey Dollar), a budding fashion designer, who constantly struggles to evade the vast shadow cast by her mother.

If that wasn’t enough, the Monreauxes are stunned to learn that Eugene fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will. Now, Margaret must use her business savvy and Southern charm to control her newly legitimized heirs, whose very existence threatens the Monreaux family name and fortune: Ginger (Melia Kreiling), Antonio (newcomer Benjamin Levy Aguilar), and Jason (Mark L. Young). 

Margaret’s rock is her lifelong confidant and friend, Franklin Lee (Steve Harris), the Monreaux family lawyer, who has her back in the wake of the death of her husband and threats to the Monreaux empire, one of them being the beloved, popular, influential, and ambitious minister at the Sunshine Network, Reverend Paul Thomas (Aaron Lazar…who looks a lot life Joel Osteen), who doesn’t think Margaret is capable of running the network, a newly announced retail venture, and her TV show simultaneously.

With monumental twists and turns, not to mention lies, deceit and shade from every direction, Filthy Rich presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive – and no one is going down without a fight.

If the first three episodes are any indication, this is a must watch show, as I am already addicted. 

 

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