Words to the Wise and Affirmation; Life isn’t measured by the breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.

Serena Williams is through to the semifinals at the U.S. Open after defeating sister Venus in three sets. Serena is two wins away from becoming the first calendar year Grand Slam champion since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Baltimore Reaches Settlement With Family Of Freddie Gray

BMW is settling a federal lawsuit charging the company with racial bias in its use of background checks.

California Senate Approves Removing Confederate Leader Names From Schools, Streets

Someone shot Osama in the chest and stomach after he left a gentleman’s club.

A man in the U.K. is behind bars for pretending to be Nicki Minaj

MOVIE AND TV NEWS

 

Tarjai P. Henson and LL Cool J Among This Year’s Emmy Presenters

Vanessa Williams To Return to Miss America After 3 Decades

The Cast of ‘Good Times’ Reunites; Snoop Dogg and Timbaland Praise TV Family

Kendrick Lamar is scheduled to perform tonight on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

A brand-new “Late Night with Seth Meyers” welcomes TV host Craig Ferguson, and Gabourey Sidibe.
The Late Late Show with James Corden” will welcome actor Jason Sudeikis and NBA star Chris Bosh.

On late night, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” welcomes Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, followed by a performance by Darius Rucker.

Movie Releases

 

90 Minutes In Heaven

A brush with death gives one man a glimpse of the afterlife in “90 Minutes in Heaven.”  Hayden Christensen takes on the lead role of Don Piper, and he says he hopes people are uplifted by the film. The film seems to begin in tragedy as Don is pronounced dead at the scene of a terrible car accident.  Only an hour and a half later, he miraculously comes back to life, claiming to have seen heaven.  This film also stars Kate Bosworth and Dwight Yoakam.

The Visit

What’s supposed to be a fun visit to their grandparents’ home turns into a nightmare for a brother and sister in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, “The Visit.”  While visiting their grandparents’ farm, Rebecca and Tyler notice that something isn’t right with grandma and grandpa.  What begins as odd nighttime behavior soon becomes threatening and dangerous for the two children.

The Perfect Guy

A lobbyist is torn between her ex-boyfriend and her new lover in “The Perfect Guy.”  A painful breakup leads lobbyist Leah Vaughn into the arms of Carter.  The two begin a passionate relationship that seems perfect until a series of scary events makes her believe she’s actually in danger around Carter.  When her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she doesn’t know which one she can trust.

Sleeping With Other People

After years of unsuccessful relationships, two unfaithful people come together in “Sleeping With Other People.”  Fresh off their own breakups, old friends Lainey and Jake reunite and begin a platonic relationship that threatens to drift into love.  However, their budding romance could become derailed as they insist on staying in the dating game.  This film stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie and Amanda Peet.

NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY

National Teddy Bear Day is observed annually on September 9th.  We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child.  Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood friend!

In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refuses to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi.  This incident makes national news. Clifford Berryman publishes a cartoon of the incident in the Washington Post on November 16th 1902.  The cartoon is an instant classic.

The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy.  Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear”.

CELEBRATE

Remember your teddy bear and use #NationalTeddyBearDay to post on social media.

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