Creed, Rocky Balboa is a supporting player and retired, training the son of his former boxing opponent/trainer Apollo Creed. This spin-off was conceived by Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, and he brought his own personal inspiration and love for the boxing series into the new film. The Rocky franchise made a home for itself during the Thanksgiving frame with the first installment in 1976, followed by sequels Rocky IV and V which also played during the holiday stretch. 2006’s Rocky Balboa was the last title in the MGM series and it opened over the pre-Christmas frame to $26.7M over five-days and a final cume of $70.3M. However, there’s a special word of mouth percolating around Creed. The film has a glowing Rotten Tomatoes score of 94%, which will dynamite those adults out of their post-Thanksgiving dinner naps. Creed‘s estimated production cost is $37M-$38M with MGM covering 50% of that, WB/New Line 37.5% and RatPac 12.5%. Currently, Creed is expected to ring up $35M over five-days and a FSS in the $20M range, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it beats those figures.

Wayne Takes Out a $1.5M LOAN to Pay Lawsuit

tapping another financial resource to officially settle a massive transportation bill. Wayne used his beloved Miami skatepark as collateral on a $1.5 million loan, TMZ reports. 

Signature Group sued Wayne for $1 million last year and in September 2015 he was ordered to shell out double the amount, including the company’s legal fees. Signature claims Wayne leased a private jet for $55,000 a month in addition to landing and maintenance fees. He denies entering into a contract with the company.

FACEBOOK TO Launch the ‘BreakUp’ Feature 

This option is to serve as an alternative to completely blocking your ex-husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend. The feature works by allowing you to remove your name from any past posts that you were tagged or mentioned in after changing your relationship status to avoid being reminded of the “time you once shared” in cyberspace. More details have yet to be released on what features this protective service has to offer, but Facebook Product Manager Kelly Winters, wrote in a blog post that, “This work is part of our efforts to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives.”

Atlanta Man Sentenced for Shooting at Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey pleaded guilty to five charges and was sentenced to 20 years, including 10 to serve.No one was injured on April 26 when multiple shots were fired at two buses traveling on I-285, police said.

A 25-year-old tour manager pleaded guilty Friday to firing shots at rapper Lil Wayne’s tour buses as they traveled on I-285 in April.

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, also known as Peewee Roscoe, pleaded guilty to six charges and was sentenced to 20 years, including 10 to serve in prison, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office. Winfrey, who previously worked for the rapper known as Young Thug, is eligible for parole.

No one was injured on April 26 when multiple shots were fired at two buses traveling on I-285 near I-75, according to Atlanta and Cobb police. About a dozen people were on the buses around 3 a.m. after a performance at the Compound nightclub on Brady Avenue, police previously said. It was not known if Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was aboard either of the buses.

Erica Campbell Believes Being Transgender or Gay Is a Sin

Speaking to, the singer took the long way around to homophobia by saying that while she doesn’t believe it’s her place to judge anyone, the Bible says that being LGBT is a sin. “I believe sin is sin and it exists and God forgives it just like everything else.” Wow, must be tough for someone to live their authentic life and be told their very nature is a “sin.” But she also has a strategy for how to deal with the sinners: open the church doors to them and “let God do the saving.”
“Keep sharing, keep loving, keep opening the doors of our churches, keep embracing and let God do the changing,” Campbell explained. “I think a lot of times we try to be God. We try to make the change. Everybody has an issue. Sometimes people’s [issue] is a little more flamboyant than others. Maybe yours is lying and we can’t see your issue. We all have something to work on. My job is to love, not to judge.”


Preachers of Atlanta Trailer

“Preachers of Atlanta features a young, vibrant group of pastors who are pushing the envelope and tackling real-world issues in their communities, creating thought-provoking dialogue,” Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development at Oxygen Media Rod Aissa said in a statement to ET.Pastor Le’Andria Johnson

I.P.C. (Imperfect People Changing) Ministries


Pastor Canton Jones

Free Life Church

Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier

Church of Harvest

Pastor Judah Swilley

The Movement