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[WATCH] Sorry “L-Word” The Fellas of “Pre-Game” Can Do It Better!

A new web-series hitting the internet this July is on the loose and the anticipation is growing. With California’s LBGT Pride Parades going up across the sunshine state, this sexy group of talented men are putting in work and putting the word out, about the greatness to come!

What do you do when you haven’t seen your besties in a while? Plan a day of day drinking, why of course. And this group of six friends, though not frequent to the clubbing and the hanging out lifestyle of L.A., making it all worth it when they do finally get together.

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PREGAME follows the lives of ASHER (JAY-DERRICK NOWLAND), ADRIAN (JASON TORRES), STEVE (CHARLES KINSLEY), OLIVIER (THE SEAN MILAN), KAI (LEONARDO CRUZ), and JONAS (JARELL DUBOISE) as they drink, eat and recap their daily lives when they get together after a long absence and get ready for a day of drinking in West Hollywood. 

Each character lives their life inside their own lane. What happens when these worlds collide is not only entertaining, but reminiscent of everyone that dares to do the same. Please joins us as we bring the stories of YOUR NEW FRIENDS to LIFE…

John Boatner and writer V.A. Patrick Slade and their talented cast of actors bring to life a story that hasn’t been seen on the web today.  Starring former promoter and West Hollywood mainstay Jay-Derrick Nowland as ASHER BENTEN, the web series is unique in its look and feel as it will bring the audience a group of men who become your best friend and confidants. Their lives reflect the mundane and the extraordinary that we all face daily. Along with Asher, there is his best friend Adrian (Jason Torres).  His oldest friend Steve Reynolds (Charles Kinsely) brings wisdom to the group and masterfully.  Rounding out the bunch is Kai Lopez (Leonardo Cruz) and the youngest and naïve friend of them all, Jonas Antoine (Jarell Dubose). Rounding out the cast is the very talented and founder of L.A.’s very own OVAHNESS BALL, the Sean Milan as the no none sense, wise cracking Olivier Johnson.

Catch their sizzle reel below!

 

You will have your chance to meet the cast and the creators as they discuss the process of creating this web series and how they tackle such diverse topics as individuality, racism in the gay culture, and being true to oneself.

[RECIPE] Homemade Glaze 5-Step Beef + Broccoli + Steamed Rice

Living in Los Angeles theres so much mixed cuisine and options to choose from. The thing is, with a schedule like mine its hard to get the food you want, when you want it. I was CRAVING Chinese food and after work theres nothing open close by, so I took off to the grocery store, thanks to Ralph’s for not closing till 2am! Let’s go ahead and jump right in to my homestyle quick and easy recipe for Beef and Broccoli stir fry!

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What you will need: Medium pot (rice), medium sauté pan or wok for stir fry.

Ingredients: 

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  • 1 pound flank steak, or I used sirloin beef chunk for stew
  • 1-2 head broccoli, separated into florets
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 bullion chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves minced Garlic, chopped.
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tspn ground ginger
  • 1 Tspn red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups of thai jasmine rice, uncooked

Directions:

1. In your medium pot boil 3 1/2 cups of water, with your rice on medium-high heat. Once your rice is steaming and the water is almost gone, cover and reduce heat to medium-low temp. During this process you should start your stir fry.

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2. In a medium pan (or wok) start on medium heat by placing your olive oil, cornstarch, rice wine vinegar, honey, brown sugar, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Moving them around constantly to mix all flavors and then drop in your raw meat. After add in your dry seasonings like black pepper and ginger, I even added a little bit of dried onion flakes for flavor.

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3. Now its my favorite part! Time for soy sauce and Sriracha! YUM!

IMG_37874. Reduce your heat to low. This is where you will simmer in your broccoli florets and shredded carrots, to preserve color and a crunchy texture always add your veggies last, avoid stirring them a lot to keep your broccoli pieces solid and to treat the pot/ wok as a steamer (if you need to, its okay to add a little bit of water as you may have lost some liquid in the process).

5. Enjoy your dish because it’s ready to serve immediately! Start with white rice and pour over your stir fry and don’t forget your delicious sauce too!

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[RECIPE] Memorial Day Dog’s + Deviled Egg Potato Salad

The holiday weekend is coming up and lets all face it, good bbq, a brew and great company will keep a happy crowd entertained. With this recipe you can be the rockstar; steph-curry-clutch, the real MVP, if you bring this to a potluck, tailgate or just about anywhere! Lets get right to it!

What you’ll need:

Medium pot, small pot, large mixing bowl, grill, broiler/ toaster oven.

Ingredients:

IMG_2072Banana peppers, yellow mustard, mayo, dil relish, yellow potatoes (4 medium potatoes makes enough salad for 10-15 ppl), pico de gallo, guacamole, green onions, celery, 3-4 boiled eggs, blue cheese, hot links, bacon wrapped hot dogs and bratwurst buns (so that they can hold more deliciousness.)

Directions: 

Start first with the entire process of potato salad being that it has to cool before serving. Plus its better because you get the hard stuff out of the way.

First begin by putting water in your medium pot as well as small pot to boil. Then, cut your potatoes into smaller chunks so that they can boil faster

While that is warming up, drop your eggs to boil

Cut your green onions, celery, and I used a sample of Mr. G’s secret blend as a dash of seasoning and added that all into the large mixing bowl, Once the eggs have boiled cup them up finely and add them to the bowl as well.

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Now once your potatoes are done, strain them out of the water and rinse them with cold water. Then set aside to cut

Cut your potatoes into smaller pieces even though theyll be mashed together you still want to have some chunks of potato.

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IMG_2080 IMG_2081Now cover this up with aluminum and let baby girl chill in the fridge. Yes i just called my potato salad “baby girl” lol

On to the hot dogs. I got a little inspiration from the Dodger Dog and also the fact that I’ve never gone to PINKS but either way it goes cooking is always more rewarding! You can make it whatever you want.

IMG_2086My rendition of the hot dog came from a bacon-wrapped anything craving and a bbq version with grilled onions and lots of cheese. Again add anything you like and try it out with your friends. Don’t forget to share your posts with us! Happy Memorial Day weekend, be safe and we’ll back SOON!

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[Street News] The Simpsons may say goodbye to Flanders, Skinner, Burns, Smithers and many more? Doh!

5. MILD CELEBRITY NEWS…

MOORE LIES…ALLEGEDLY

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA cast mate KENYA MOORE is so unlucky in love. First, you’ll recall that when she first appeared on the show a few seasons ago she had paid a man to be her boyfriend (WALTER) and when he got pissed at how she was talking mess about him, he put her on blast on radio stations, blogs and television alike. Then poor Kenya was going after fellow cast mate, ALLEGEDLY, PHAEDRA PARK’S husband APOLLO…Which turns out to be kind of true…And then there was a RICH AFRICAN who bought her cars, etc. And he was into OIL…okay?!?!? Keep following this…And now she met a guy on the infamous MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER on BRAVO where she met a lovely man who was smart, educated, and wealthy and seemed like a great match for her. Well low and behold if information didn’t leak this week that Mr. Man is not only not single, but he is married and has been for MONTHS. Apparently he got married a month after shooting the show where he met KENYA. And catch this, KENYA has been all over social media before the revelation saying that they were a great and glowing couple. A MESS!!! Good luck. There has to be something going onto where this gorgeous woman who was once a beauty queen cannot find man…

WNBA DRAMA…

BRITTNEY GRINER and GLORY JOHNSON WNBA players tied the knot this week. But that wedding wasn’t without its drama. Less than two weeks before the two took the plunge they were arrested on domestic violence charges steaming from both of them going at it in their PHOENIX home. The cops were called they were arrested. But they walked down the aisle and appeared to be happy. Congrats. But what happened next was that the WNBA gave them a 7 GAME suspension for the fight. So they will miss the first half of the season that will begin in JUNE. Good luck ladies with the marriage and your careers…

4. STILL GOING…

A collective cry when up this week when HARRY SHEARER has chosen not to renew his contract with THE SIMPSONS.  The iconic show that was renewed for a 26th and 27th season this week will lose one of the talents that has been with the show since its inception.  Contract talks are said to have failed due in part to outs that the actor wanted to have to go do other projects.  SHEARER took to TWITTER to air his grievances and begged fans to light a fire under the producer’s butts.  He is the voice of many characters on the show including MR. BURNS, NED FLANDERS and PRINCIPAL SKINNER. Here’s hoping they can come to some kind of agreement. This is a national treasure and has been around for many of us MILLENNIAL’S lives…

3. IN THE NEWS…

DERAILMENT KILLS 8

A PHILADELPHIA AMTREK TRAIN derailed earlier this week killing 8 people and injuring hundreds. CEO and PRESIDENT JOE BOARDMAN has said that they are doing everything in their power to get to the cause of the crash.  Many sources are stating that the train sped up before it was hit by an object and derailed and causing the horrific accident. Whether the conductor or mechanical failure caused the acceleration is still up in the air. There are many weeks of investigation still ahead of the company. God be with the families of the injured and the dead.

HERE WE GO AGAIN…

TRAYVONN MARTIN’S killer GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is once again in the news. This time he was shot and maimed by a driver who had gotten into an altercation with the much beguiled shooter of the young black boy when he claimed he was neighborhood watch a few years ago. Many cite MR. ZIMMERMAN for brining national focus and began the conversation about black violence and beginning the #BLACKLIVESMATTER campaign.  Here’s hoping that the next national headline will not be that of his death, but many may wish for that.

NO SHELLFISH FOR YOU!!!

THE WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS are this close to signing in bill that will reform WELFARE in the state setting up a precedence for many other states in the union. The bill which has three parts will mandate welfare recipients have mandatory drug testing, as well as a limit to their time spent on assistance. The third part requires that only “healthy” food is bought and there will be no buying of lobster, shrimp, steak or the like. This should be interesting. Many folks will be very upset if this passes and trickles down to other states.

2. A LEGEND’S GONE TO GLORY…

BLUES legend B.B. KING died last week in his LAS VEGAS home. He was 89 years young.  The MISSISSIPPI NATIVE was a defining voice in BLUES for close to 50 years. With his deep voice, relatable songs, Mr. KING was a master at his craft. He also dabbled in acting with his appearances on THE COSBY SHOW and most recently 1 TOUCH ULTRA diabetes commercials.  His last days were plagued with drama, though, as his daughter claimed that the nurses that were taking care of her father were not treating him well. Even going as far as to take a picture of him and put it on TMZ. It was messy. Let’s hope that the man can rest in peace.

  • THE SENTENCING…

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV, one of the two BOSTON MARATHON BOMBERS was found guilty a few weeks ago, and was sentenced to death last week. TSARNAEV and his family promise to fight the verdict. As you will recall back in 2013 TSARNAEV and his older brother were responsible for killing 6 people in an act of terrorism that injured many others at the finish line of the BOSTON MARATHON. Here’s hoping that this brings justice and hope to those who were affected but such a heinous act.