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Zoe Kravitz slays on the new cover of Allure (Photos) via @lisafordblog

If you haven't yet watched HBO's "Big Little Lies" featuring Zoe Kravitz, then you are doing yourself a terrible disservice. On the critically acclaimed limited series, Zoe Kravitz plays Bonnie Carlson, the free-spirited second wife of Nathan Carlson— the ex-husband of Monterey, California’s queen bee, Madeline Martha Mackenzie. Kravitz plays the only black woman on the show. Allure magazine writes, "Her character, Bonnie, kind of an alt-left paragon on the surface at least, seems uncannily laid-back and reasonable and generous in the drama’s tense, repressive environment, full of helicopter moms and competitive parenting." Now Zoe is featured on Allure Magazine's June 2017 cover and in light of recent political events, in the article she speaks on identity politics. Zoe states, “Racism is very real, and white supremacy is going strong.” And identity is not something to be mocked or taken lightly. It’s better in her words: “I am definitely mixed. Both my parents are mixed. I have white family on both sides. The older I get, the more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black, and what that means — being more and more proud of that and feeling connected to my roots and my history. It’s been a really interesting journey because I was always one of the only black kids in any of my schools. I went to private schools full of white kids. I think a lot of that made me want to blend in or not be looked at as black. The white kids are always talking about your hair and making you feel weird. I had this struggle of accepting myself as black and loving that part of myself. And now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud to be black. It’s still ongoing, but a big shift has occurred. My dad especially has always been very connected to his history, and it’s important to him that I understand where I come from.”

“GAME OF THRONES” Season 5 (Trailer) !! via @lisafordblog

My favorite TV show of ALL time is on it's way back to HBO (April 12th), and I couldn't be happier! IMAX has been screening the last two episodes from season four, along with a sneak peek at season 5 (the video is included in this blog post). In the upcoming season, we 'find out what happens to Tyrion Lannister, where Jon Snow ends up next and how Margaery Tyrell shakes up the kingdom after the death of Tywin Lannister.' If you haven't been tuning in, you've been missing out on a well written and well produced show based on an award-winning series of high-fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Check it out.

HBO’s “GIRLS” Season 4 Teaser (VIDEO)

"The world of Hannah Horvath may no longer be within the streets of Manhattan in GIRLS, but drama is never far behind the aspiring journalist-writer. Without spoiling too much if you still haven’t caught up through season 3, Hannah returns to her mid-west roots taking a break from her inner-circle to focus on a career. With Marnie continuing to be wreck, Jessa struggling with her on-and-off sobriety and our girl Shoshanna looking to finally graduate from NYC, Hannah takes a brief bike ride around the University of Iowa in some rare leisure time. The brief 30-second clip you can view after the jump, is a tease for fans that are waiting for the official season premiere 4 months away on HBO we can expect in early 2015." -

Oh Sh*t!! “GAME OF THRONES” Season 4 Preview (Trailer) !!

HBO released the extended trailer for epic fantansy series, GAME OF THRONES Season 4, previewing the spine-thrilling events to come. You get an inside look into the battles, the unexpected plot twists, as well as an introduction to new and exciting characters that will take this 'Game' to the next level.

“HOUSE OF LIES” Starring Don Cheadle Airs Tonight On SHOWTIME! (Preview Trailer)

Don Cheadle aka 'Marty Kaan' is the master of pimpology in the Netflix TV series now on SHOWTIME - "House Of Lies". This dark comedy was so damn good, that Showtime couldn't resist adding "House Of Lies" to its lineup. And with good reason. The cast (Nia Long included) is mesmerizing as high-stakes business management consultants who spell out the rules and are sometimes the casualties of the vicious arena of corporate America. What can we expect from this week’s Season 3 Premiere of "House of Lies"? Lots of lies, sex, & money, of course! The first episode of the new season airs tonight at 10pm.

“GIRLS” Airs Tonight On HBO!! (Preview Trailer)

I'm a huge fan of "GIRLS" on HBO. When it first premiered, I couldn't see myself getting into a show like this because initially it seemed cheesy and out of touch. But I took the plunge, watched the pilot episode, and immediately became addicted and hooked. As far as it's premise, "Girls" is dead-on when portraying the lives on college grads just trying to find their way. I was amazed at how honest and realistic this show was. It's extremely well written and the writer, Lena Dunham, is also the star of the show. The highly anticipated Season 3 airs tonight at 10pm on HBO. I can't wait!
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MACK WILDS – “Own It” (Music Video!!) LISA FORD’S Ipod Pick

Actor Tristan Wilds aka MACK WILD, known for his role of Michael Lee on the critically-acclaimed HBO series "The Wire", is now focusing on music. His first single, "Own It", is a surefire hit from his upcoming album, "New York:Love Story". Wilds is signed with Grammy Award-winning producer Salaam Remi’s (who’s worked with powerhouses like The Fugees to Amy Winehouse) 'Louder Than Life' label. This song is dope, one of a kind., a nice club song, and cool music to listen to. I love the beat too and I think Wilds is a very talented singer and actor.

My Prediction: KHALEESI Is Going To Kill EVERYBODY In ‘THE GAME OF THRONES’!! (VIDEO & Preview)

Only 1 show left before the season finale of GAME OF THRONES biyatches!! And the battle for the Iron Throne is on! Three Kings fight to rule Westeros but there is one QUEEN aka the “Khaleesi”, with the power to destroy them all… DAENERYS TARGAYENS. She is the iconic figure we all know as the ‘Mother of Dragons’, and the last surviving member of Valyrian race - the most powerful group of people in the history and backstory of HBO’s, ‘The Game Of Thrones’. The Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryens, is the most beloved character on this wildly popular show, because she is a supreme queen, hardcore enough to rule an army of ruthless and fearless men. Included in this blog post is a video of the last episode where Khaleesi solidifies the strength of her army with a powerful alliance. Viewer Discretion Advised.


HBO'S explosive series, 'Game of Thrones Season 3' is coming! The new season returns on March 31st at 9pm. The action/adventure/fanstasy television show about the battle of kings, has collected millions of cult fans. All eyes will be tuned in at the end of March.

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