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Music Review: Coffee & Cigarettes by B.P. | Origins: DMV

Posted by Qn. Everlena Brown on March 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

BP is the next big thing in a long line of rappers from the other side of the tracks, a trend started by Eminem. He just released his first mixtape “Coffee & Cigarettes” on datpiff.com. The mixtape shows his dedication to hip hop, and the 9 to 5 is just a mistress. “I was drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes to stay up” says BP when asked how the album was conceived. Let’s take a closer look:

 

Is this Hip Hop or Not: Instantly reminded me of Nas’ “Hip Hop is Dead” produced by Chris Webber. Easy lyrics, nice flow, and good delivery. Loved the way the beat switched toward the end. BP has a love for the culture. Willing to prove himself as an Artist, he doesn’t feel pressure just because he is white. With references like Mac Miller, BP sees himself as a lyricist, rapper, and hip hop artist. His work ranges from the specific composition of the rhyme to a distinct feeling and emotion into the rhyme, and the ability to express the different characters of hip hop culture in dress and speech beyond the rhyme.

 

You think too Much: His rhyme caught a nice melody over Drakes’ “Too Much” remix. Keeping the original hook, he spoke about his mother’s absence. She left when he was just 13. Eldest of 3 sons he grew up fast to help his Dad maintain the household. BP was first introduced to rap by his Uncle. “Cleaning out my Closet” by Enimem was the turning point as he coped with the betrayal by his mom.

 

I Know Who I am Who Are You? and No Pressure No Diamonds were my least favorite. Very boring and redundant, the hooks were choppy making the verses sloppy. He quickly redeemed himself with We Been On, Rescue Me (S.O.L.) and Check Dat Ass.

 

Murder Business - Young Havok Ft B.P.: One the best collaborations yet. Havok contacted BP on twitter. After exchanging music, Havok decided to put BP on the track. They put a more raw and aggressive tone to the Iggy Azalea and T.I. namesake. BP’s feature came out strong and fluid, though he sounds like Enimen when rapping fast. BP says “ I always thought the faster you could rap, the better you were. It required more muscle memory in your tongue. This is technique he would revisit over the bluesy production of Killin' em With Kindness.

 

So Bout It Bout It: Can only be described as a hip hop slow jam. A very old school feel, believed to be the one the track that propels BP. He used very little autotune and never intended to put it on the mixtape. Power of the P! Two ladies encouraged him to do so after getting a taste of it during a listening session.

 

WE GIVE IT 3 OUT OF 5 CROWNS!

 

FAKE-T-L #2: How Joka?s hunger games meant mocking J

Posted by Qn. Everlena Brown on February 28, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 

[2/28/14] Atlanta- The next installment of my “Identity Theft” series comes from my most memorable dating experience in Atlanta. It was so trifling I had to tell my father. He, like most who knew the story found it very humorous. Business is usually slow during the 4th quarter, so 2 years ago I started waiting tables at the infamous Throbacks Sports Bar & Grill in College Park.

 

One night after my shift I got a text from J saying “Hey, what you doing”. So I responded “Hey”. J had been texting me 6 months straight “good morning”. This was the first time he initiated an actual conversation. He invited me to the movies, so I asked him to call me if he really wanted an answer. I hate being courted by text. Still pining over Bu, I was happy to get a break from my heart. Well, something inside told me this was not a good idea. But I proceeded to make plans with J. I had not seen J in 2 years, so I reminded him of our first encounter at The Underground. He was darkskin and 5’11. I thought to myself “5’11?”, I remember him being closer to my height. But I agreed to give him my address the next day on the way to pick me up.

 

I immediately phoned my friend after the call to get advice. I told her about the discrepancy. She responded jokingly “I need you to know who you making a date with”. I needed a real rebound from Bu, so I wasn’t throwing the towel in yet. Instead, I got on my laptop and googled the signature on J’s text: Mack Tite Entertainment. A myspace page came up with the most doggish mandigo I had ever seen. I was pissed! How could this happen? Talking to myself “I remember J being cute….this must be a mistake?”. Racking my brain I deducted his signature previously said “Jski” now it says “Mack Tite Ent”. So then I googled “Jski Atlanta”. The search results brought me to a facebook page for a record label. The facebook page lead me to a myspace page with a photo of the J I had remembered. There he was in all his mocha magnificence, but no contact. I went back to the facebook page and dialed the number listed. I could feel my lips moisten as he answered the phone “Hey Queen”. He remembered me! And he reminded me of how we met. And he was the right height. I said to him “You wanna hear something funny?” He agreed and I told him “We got a date tomorrow night”. All ears, I told the real J how I thought he had been texting me “good morning” for the last 6 months and finally asked me out. J would always text my google voice and my mobile regarding his shows. Somehow I had saved his name under the wrong number after re-entering contacts.

 

I was determined to get over Bu. All I needed was another meaningful relationship. I always had a crush on the real J, so I was flattered he was jealous of mocking J. We agreed to meet the next day. And I sent mocking J one hell of an angry text that night.

 

Three days after our first date, the real J says we need to talk. He decided to unpause with his girlfriend. At that moment J turned the best sex I ever had from a fairy tale to a booty call. My vagina was damaged. She took it harder than me. Water dripped from every opening in my body. I felt so betrayed I threaten the real J. He apologized for a whole week. But I still forbid him to set foot at Throbacks. Best wings in town, Throbacks was also known for the hottest open mic showcase presented by Street Talk Promotions. An artist, the real J naturally wanted to compete the following week. The prize? Opening up for 2chainz at Club Libra. He tried to smooth over his disobedience with tequila shots. No one but us knew why his track really skipped that night. He did not win the prize. And we have not spoken since.

 

BE LIGHT!

FAKE-T-L #1: The great Akon charity golf cover up

Posted by Qn. Everlena Brown on February 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

[2/27/14] Atlanta- After losing my stepmom & bestfriend to cancer in 2005, I moved to Orlando to live with whom I thought would be the love of my life. A college drop out, I thought I was finally realizing my dream when I met Akon in 2006/7 at a reggae concert. Instead I lost my home, my business, and my man because he didn't want me to work for Akon. Broke and homeless by 2007, the only thing going for me was planning Akon’s charity golf invitational. Sharing a trailer with a white male naturist, I worked 18 hours a day on the event. It would be months before I discovered my handler, Hasan Sharif was taking all the credit for my work. He would switch my logo with his on the documents and submit that version to the charity. They found out what he was doing once I started to blind carbon copy Akon on all the emails. Hasan Sharif was so sloppy he slipped and put Akon’s personal email on a reply.

 

Akon's mom, allegedly sympathetic to my situation, invited me to work for Konfidence Foundation in Atlanta. She promised to give me the full retainer owed for the work I had done on their charity golf tourney, to help with my drivers' license/passport, and that I could live rent free for a year on their property. I thought she was a saint! As soon as I used my extra money to further my education, she retracted everything and made working at the Foundation hell. After serving Akon for 13 months I left in tears. I came to Atlanta to get a steady job, hopefully find love again, and finish my degree. Akon's family were the only people I knew in Atlanta at the time. Now, I was all alone. And had lost EVERYTHING I OWN in storage to prove to anyone here I WAS SOMEBODY in Orlando.

 

According to Akon’s mom they all hated me, especially Bu. Took me a long time to fall out of love with Bu and accept my close relationship with the family was just a cover up. No promoter would touch Akon, and no media outlet gave him mercy. Akon was facing jail time for throwing a fan off stage. Not to mention, he was already condemned for simulating sex with an underage girl at a show. My story would have destroyed what was left of his career at the time. So they destroyed me instead. My first regret is not loving Akon. His wife, mother, and Bu weren’t worth fighting it. And my second regret is not hating Akon. Right now, I could have used the undisclosed amount of money the tabloid offered at the time.

 

BE LIGHT!

 

FYI: Things got pretty heated between Hasan and I. And I thought about quitting after many arguments. One day I remembered him telling me to google Akon’s concert with Wyclef. And there it was….Wyclef’s manager Jimmy Rosemond was responsible for bringing them together in Haiti. What does Jimmy Rosemond have to do with Akon and I? Well, ever since I read the book “Jane Eyre”, I wanted to name my first child Rosamond. When I have a tough question, I ask my unborn child to give me a sign. Jimmy Rosemond was my sign. However, I made the mistake of telling Kim.

 

Kim was a friend of the family. She said the only reason anyone would ever be interested in Akon was for fame and fortune. I said simply not true. Proving my point I told Kim about Jimmy Rosemond and more. How Akon said it was meant to be when we met…. because we discovered they lived in South Miami on 62nd Avenue and 63rd Street. And my family stayed on 62nd Avenue and 69th Street. How Akon played football for the grey ghosts pop warner when I was a cheerleader. We crossed paths many times but never met until then. But Kim didn’t tell Akon’s wife that I was madly in love with Bu, and he was the one born in South Miami. And I thought Akon’s purpose was to lead me to Bu, who I thought was “the one”. No she tells Akon’s wife “you better watch out for Queen. She’s going to have Akon’s baby”. I was so embarrassed when I learned the office inside joke after working there for 2 weeks. Akon’s wife didn’t like me, now she had a valid reason. Now, Bu was never going to give me a chance. I pushed Akon away at every attempt to get to know me. Even though, Akon was the only one who made me really feel welcomed. I will always regret loving him from a far. Down to the last hour, he put his hands around my neck, pretending to choke me and said “Don’t ever say you leaving me”. Three days later I quit. Akon never gave up on me until …. I gave up on him.

 

Angelina Jolie admits 'open marriage' with Brad Pitt

Posted by Jackscullin on October 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt appear to have an open relationship. In a new interview, Jolie admits that fidelity isn't a priority in her relationship with Pitt and that the two never chain each other down. One of Hollywood's biggest power couples, Brangelina might be on to something.

"I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards. Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other," Jolie said.

This quote comes after a few weeks of cheating rumors that have surrounded Pitt and his brunette co-star, Lara Marsden. While this may be Jolie's way of accepting Pitt's extramarital affairs, it could also support the rumors that she has "lesbian flings." Most people think that there is something very different about Angelina and Brad's relationship, and it seems as though Jolie may have just divulged.

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Breaking Bad Series Finale: September 29th, 2013

Posted by Jackscullin on September 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday September 29th 2013 marks the very highly anticipated series finale of one of the most acclaimed TV dramas in recent years, Breaking Bad. Created by Vince Gilligan, the program follows the life of Walter White played by Bryan Cranston. He is a typical family man who works as a chemistry teacher at a local high school. However, his life turns upside down as he is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Worried that he will not be able to provide enough financial support for his family after he is gone, he turns to one of his past students, Jesse Pinkman, to help him enter the meth business. Although his former student is an addict himself, Pinkman serves as a partner to help him create a lucrative meth empire. Since the beginning of their relationship, things spiral dangerously out of control and the real fun begins. Breaking Bad is one of the highest rated television shows in the history of television, the fifth season alone receiving a 99/100 rating on Metacritic. The show also has won 50 industry awards including a recent Emmy award for most outstanding drama series and was nominated for a total of 151 awards. Recently, the entire cast appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien to discuss how the show has affected them. The cast discussed how they are constantly berated with fan pleas to know the ending but they were sworn to secrecy. Bryan Cranston believes this is the role of a lifetime much similar to how the late and great James Gandolfini felt about his role as Tony Soprano on The Sopranos. I am personally a huge fan of the show and Sunday will be a very bittersweet day, marking the conclusion of one of my favorite shows. However, I am still extremely anxious and excited to see how the show concludes.

           

 

Zac Efron Rehab For Big Coke Problem

Posted by Jackscullin on September 25, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Zac Efron did NOT go to rehab for alcohol abuse -- it was far more serious, because multiple sources tell TMZ he had a serious cocaine addiction.

 

Zac completed his stint in rehab earlier this year.  We're told the problem spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogen's movie "Neighbors," which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning in April.

 

Sources tell us Zac -- who also starred in the movie -- was a no-show on a number of days.  As one source connected with the film tells us, "It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine."

 

Three other sources confirm ... Zac's problem was rooted in cocaine, but say he also dabbled in Molly -- a pure form of Ecstasy, and a popular drug in clubs and raves.

 

We're told ... early this year, Zac and some friends went on a coke rager in a room at the SkyLofts at the MGM Grand in Vegas ... and caused around $50k in damage. No word on who took care of the bill.

 

We contacted Zac's rep ... she said, "Don't think we'll be making a comment."

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Post Report: Mayweather vs Canelo

Posted by Jackscullin on September 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

On September 14th, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the pound-for-pound best Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. fought rising star Saul "Canelo Alvarez and won a split decision. The fight broke the all time record for pay-pre-view buys for boxing, generating 150 million dollars. For anyone who watched the fight, its very hard to believe that I just wrote "split" decision instead of "unanimous." However, one of the judges, C.J. Ross scored the fight as a draw, making any boxing fan with the least bit of knowledge on the sport puke. Coincidently, she is the same judge that scored 2012 bout Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley in Bradley's favor, another despicable choice for the winner and ultimately contributed to the decision for Bradley in the end. Furthermore, this kind of judging by inexperienced or possibly compromised judges is deplorable, leaving a bad taste in the mouth of a fan and tarnishing a fighter's legacy. The fight on Saturday, although poorly judged, still went to the rightful winner, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd simply outclassed his opponent with skillfully and precise strikes landed. He expertly defended nearly all of Alvarez's power shots while returning shots in devasting fashion. Canelo simply could not find Mayweather in the ring and had to continually chase him as his opponent used angles and speed to tag him back. Alvarez did his best to find a way to win but as he found out with forty-four other opponents, Mayweather is simply too good. Mayweather also came out in style with artist Lil Wayne rapping "A Milli" live by his side and Justin Bieber trailing beside with shades. He also came out on top earning over 40 million dollars but at 36 how much longer does Mayweather truly have in the sport? Who knows, but until he retires you can be sure I will watch him fight and continue to prove why he is the best.

SXSW Interactive Adds Awards Ceremony to Growing Gaming Expo

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival today announced the inaugural SXSW Gaming Awards to take place on Saturday evening, March 8, 2014 at the Dell Hall, located in the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The Gaming Awards will honor major studio and indie game titles in 15 categories, including the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award, recognizing the best independent developer-submitted game.

The SXSW Gaming Awards complements the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo, which runs March 7-9. Located at the Palmer Events Center (adjacent to the Long Center), the SXSW Gaming Expo is a free event open to the public of all ages.

"2013 was a banner year for the SXSW Gaming Expo, and its success clearly demonstrates that the SXSW Interactive and local communities have embraced the gaming and geek culture. The addition of the SXSW Gaming Awards will not only provide another opportunity to bridge the gap between industry leaders and these communities, but to also honor the best mainstream and indie games in a way that only SXSW can achieve," said SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest.

Categories for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards include:

Gamer's Voice Award: Awarded to the best indie developed game, selected in part by SXSW Gaming Expo attendees. Game of the Year: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies gaming excellence. Excellence in Gameplay: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in gameplay mechanics. Excellence in Art: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in art and design. Excellence in Animation: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in animation. Excellence in Technical Achievement: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in technical achievement. Excellence in Narrative: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game narrative. Excellence in Design and Direction: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in design and direction. Texas Arts Achievement Award: Awarded to a Texas-based studio or game for their achievements in game development. Excellence in Gaming Marketing: Awarded to the most memorable marketing campaign for a game title or hardware. Convergence Award: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence and pure crossover appeal through multiple mediums. Cultural Innovation in Gaming: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that most challenges the "norm" of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character or gameplay. Excellence in SFX: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in game sound effects. Excellence in Musical Score: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it is used to progress the narrative of a game. Best Multiplayer Game: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming. PLEASE NOTE: All categories award games that were released during the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 calendar year.

For studios or publishers wanting their new titles to be considered for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards, please email [email protected]

If you are an independent developer, then you are encouraged to submit your innovative and creative projects for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award. The top 10 SXSW Gamer's Voice nominees selected by SXSW Gaming staff will be granted free space in the Indie Showcase, March 7-9 on the 2014 SXSW Gaming Expo floor. Attendees will have a chance to demo their games and vote for their favorite. The winner will take home the first-ever SXSW Gamer's Voice Award at the Gaming Awards show.

The deadline to submit for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award is Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST. There is no application fee, however, applicants must have not raised over $2 million in funding from combined resources and be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, submitted games must have launched no earlier than August 30, 2013 and no later than May 30, 2014. To apply for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award and additional information, including rules and regulations, visit the official SXSW Gamer's Voice Award submission website.

For information on the SXSW Gaming Awards, please visit: http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards.

About SXSW Gaming

Scheduled Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9, SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry. With the SXSW Gaming Awards, panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

About the SXSW Interactive Festival

The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2014 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and  SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2014 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, Chevrolet, AT&T and The Austin Chronicle.

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Doritos Brand Takes Crash The Super Bowl Contest Global -- Inviting Fans Worldwide To Create Ads For $1 Million Grand Prize

Posted by Jackscullin on September 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking one of the boldest Super Bowl advertising announcements to date, the Doritos brand today revealed that its Crash the Super Bowl contest — where consumers compete to have their own Doritos ads air in front of a television audience of millions — will be open to fans around the world.  As part of this year's contest, two lucky winners will see their ads air during Super Bowl XLVIII, the pinnacle of television advertising. The creators of the two finalist ads will each win the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron," the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster "Marvel's The Avengers," which became the third-highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. The creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will also win $1 million in prize money. This marks the first time Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has guaranteed a cash prize of this magnitude. More details are available at www.doritos.com.

Since 2007, the annual Crash the Super Bowl contest has invited U.S. consumers to create and submit 30-second homemade ads celebrating their love of Doritos tortilla chips. For this year's contest, adults from anywhere in the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold can compete. A qualified panel of judges, including executives from the Doritos brand, advertising professionals and the legendary Stan Lee of Pow! Entertainment — chairman emeritus of Marvel Studios and creator of such Super Heroes as Iron Man™, Spider-Man™ and others — will select five finalist ads. From there, the world will be invited to vote for their favorite.

Ultimately, two spots will air during the Super Bowl broadcast — one will be selected by fan votes on www.doritos.com and the other by the Doritos brand. The creators of both winning ads will receive the opportunity to work on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the ad with the highest total number of votes will win its creator the $1 million grand prize. The runner-up will receive $50,000.

"Incredible content has no geographical boundaries," said Ann Mukherjee, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "As a brand that spans 46 countries on six continents, we know firsthand that regardless of where our fans are located, they are all about seizing the moment and making an impact in the boldest way possible. With Crash the Super Bowl, we're now delivering an unprecedented opportunity for fans around the globe to share their talent and creativity on one of the world's largest advertising stages."

Since Crash the Super Bowl was first introduced, the Doritos brand has seen consumers create more than 20,000 ad submissions with the winning spots consistently ranking among the most memorable and buzzed-about Super Bowl commercials. As a result, the creators of these top-ranked winning ads have been awarded millions of dollars in grand prize money and have gone on to receive commercial work, Hollywood representation and other life-changing experiences.

This year's winners will have the career-altering opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron." Marvel Studios, a division of Marvel Entertainment, produces movies based on the world's most prominent and iconic comic books. With a library of more than 8,000 characters, Marvel Studios has created such blockbuster film franchises as Marvel's "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Thor," "Captain America," and "Marvel's The Avengers." Marvel Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

"Marvel is all about creating unique characters, telling intriguing stories and engaging audiences in the boldest ways possible, which is what the Crash the Super Bowl contest does for Doritos fans and makes this collaboration so powerful," said Stan Lee. "The winners of this contest will have the incredible opportunity to not only see their work broadcast to millions on the Super Bowl, but also become a part of the Marvel family and work with some of the most dynamic talents in the entertainment industry today."

The worldwide expansion of the Crash the Super Bowl contest comes as the filmmaking community continues to build its global footprint, with aspiring directors and artists around the world seeking opportunities to break into the entertainment business and make their mark. In the last decade alone, total box office spending has risen by one-third in North America while more than doubling in other parts of the world[1]. And with top-ranked film schools located in cities, such as Beijing, Sydney, Munich and Prague, an abundance of cinematic talent is coming from every corner of the globe.

Each of the five Crash the Super Bowl finalists will win an invitation to Rutherford, N.J., to attend Super Bowl XLVIII and watch the game from a private luxury suite, where they will tune in to learn which finalist ads will air for the world's attention. The three finalists whose commercials don't air during the broadcast will each win $25,000. The Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast is set for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on FOX.

As one of the leading snack brands in the world, Doritos has a presence in 46 countries and six continents. With flavors ranging from Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch to Sweet Chili Pepper and Tangy Cheese, the worldwide Doritos portfolio currently offers more than 70 unique varieties.

PepsiCo's relationship with the NFL is among the company's longest-running and most-successful sports sponsorships. PepsiCo will leverage its relationship with the NFL to connect with consumers throughout the season with activations spanning many of the company's largest food and beverage brands, including Pepsi, Tostitos, Quaker, Doritos and Gatorade.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. 

About Doritos

Doritos tortilla chips is one of the billion-dollar brands that make up Frito-Lay North America, the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY.  To learn more about the Doritos brand, visit its website at www.doritos.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Doritos or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.  Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.  PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo.  We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.  For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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"The Anonymous People" Groundbreaking Film Premieres In New York City Tonight- Addresses Addiction & Rise Of Bold New Social Justice Movement In Recovery Community

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NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An award-winning new film about America's addiction epidemic will premiere tonight in New York, exploring the rise of a controversial new movement following in the footsteps of the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer survivor movements. "The Anonymous People," by filmmaker Greg Williams, takes an unparalleled look at the public health crisis of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and the meteoric rise of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement. The film's premiere at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will be followed by a panel discussion with Williams, Emmy-award winning actress Kristen Johnston, television journalist Laurie Dhue, and grassroots community activists who appear in the documentary.

"This is not your tired old addiction rehab story splashed across reality TV or tabloid magazines," said Williams. "There are no needles hanging out of people's arms, pictures of the brain, or fried eggs in a pan." As a person in long-term recovery himself since age 17, Williams (now 29) adds, "We set out to find the answer to one very fundamental question: Why do we treat addiction and people with addiction in this country so dramatically differently than people with any other health issue?"

"The Anonymous People," (http://manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film) explores how deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination, combined with cursory acceptance of anonymous 12-step group dogma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are coming out of the shadows to share the truth and reality of recovery. The moving story of "The Anonymous People" is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are putting themselves on the line to save the lives of others just like them.

New public recovery advocates question the approach the U.S. has taken with addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This failure has resulted in an annual price tag of over $350 billion, lost lives and disrupted families and communities. Film subjects are calling for legislation and equal rights for people seeking or in recovery from addiction.

"To shape the future of recovery, we must end the silence, stand up, organize and speak out for equity and the right to recover for all Americans," said Pat Taylor, Executive Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery.  Only then will we end disparities such as the fact that we invest only one-third of the amount of money on addiction research as we do on cancer research, despite the fact that addiction costs us two-thirds more in health-related costs."

"The Anonymous People" has joined with Faces & Voices of Recovery, the national addiction recovery advocacy organization, to drive the visibility and impact of the documentary.  Together, they have launched MANYFACES1VOICE.ORG, a new, multi-media advocacy and storytelling space for people in recovery.  The website provides a forum where people touched by addiction to alcohol and other drugs can join others to fuel this growing movement.

About "The Anonymous People"

"The Anonymous People" is an independent film written and produced by Greg Williams, owner of 4th Dimension Productions.  The film is distributed in the U.S. and Canada through KinoLorber and it's Alive Mind Cinema. In addition to tonight's premiere screening in New York City, a premiere will be held in Los Angeles in October (date TBD).  The film is being theatrically distributed via a new crowd sourcing, Theatrical-On-Demand model from Gathr. It is available for educational distribution, and community screenings prior to a general digital and retail video release in 2014.  To view "The Anonymous People" film trailer, visit: http://manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film. ; Portions of the trailer may be used for news broadcast with prior approval.  To learn more, please visit: manyfaces1voice.org.

CONTACT: MELANIE THOMAS, (202) 390-7887, [email protected]

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Video with caption: "'The Anonymous People" film explores the crisis of addiction, which costs our nation over $350 billion annually, and the rise of a bold new social justice movement in the recovery community-touching the lives of over 46 million Americans. The documentary includes powerful interviews with celebrities, recovery advocates, and average Americans who have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and are now thriving in recovery. The new movement, modeled after the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer survivor movements, calls for a bold, open approach to recovery, expanded legal protections, increased research funding, and social programs to support long-term recovery." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRPSqQzi_Y

Image with caption: "'The Anonymous People" film explores drug and alcohol addiction, enveloping over 23 million people and costing American over $350 billion annually, and the 23.5 million more Americans who are thriving in long-term recovery, despite discrimination, criminalization and a failing approach to healing.  The documentary asks: Why don't we treat addiction in this country like any other health issue?  Only when we shed disparaging labels, and demand respect, will the world give us the respect we are due.  ManyFaces1Voice.org.  #SilentNoMore." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/MM81056LOGO-a

Image with caption: "Over 46 million Americans have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction costing our nation over $350 billion annually. However, 23 million of them are now thriving in long-term recovery and they're emerging from anonymity to share their stories for the sake of others. ManyFaces1Voice.org. #SilentNoMore." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/MM81056-INFO-b

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