Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT #AaliyahMovie

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I really love Aaliyah, she was really wonderful. She made the best music  and I used to listen to her music over and over again, non-stop. I can’t wait to see this movie!!! Lifetime has been making some good movies, so I can’t wait…I have faith that this will do her justice and maybe show some of the younger people what a true talent she was!!!

Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT, starring Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as the beloved actress and music sensation

The movie is based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley (Game World) and chronicles the Superstar’s Rise to Fame and Tragic Death.

Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.

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The two-hour movie is executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams.

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Staples and Katy Perry Team Up to Celebrate and Support Teachers #MakeRoarHappen (ENTER TO WIN A SIGNED KATY PERRY GUITAR)

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Staples is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season. Staples is building on its long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million. To encourage teachers, parents and students around the country to ‘Make Roar Happen’ Staples will become the presenting sponsor of Katy Perry’s North American Tour!! Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 3.27.22 PM

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“I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can make a large impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential,” said Katy Perry. The “Make Roar Happen” campaign is supported by insights from a recent Staples survey, which found:

  • 75% of parents of teens have had “that” teacher in their life that influenced them greatly.
  • 65% of parents of teens say teachers in their community do not have all the supplies they need.
  • 75% of parents agree that a lack of school supplies is a problem for schools today.

Sooo…what makes your favorite teacher, or a teacher you know, so inspirational? Let us know!!!

Win A Trip to Meet Katy Perry

How amazing would it be to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry and attend her concert on Sept. 19 at the Staples Center? Well, it would be pretty awesome I would think. By entering the ‘Make Roar Happen’ Video Sweepstakes, you have the chance! Everyone is invited to create videos ‘Roaring’ about their educational goals, inspirational teachers or how education has positively affected their lives. To enter, upload your ‘Roar’ video at Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM ET on Sept. 3, and participants must be 18 years or older. Participants are encouraged to share their videos on their social channels using the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at

Win Tickets to see Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples

Customers who spend $10 or more at any Staples store will receive a unique code(s) based on the total amount spent. Code(s) will be provided on their store receipt to enter online at for a chance to win two tickets to a concert in the U.S. portion of the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples. To win tickets, participants must enter the code on their purchase receipt from June 1 to Sept. 25 at See official rules at

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About Staples

Staples make it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at


Founded in 2000, makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests and more than a million people have donated $240 million to projects that inspire them. All told, 11.4 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology and other resources that they need to learn.

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Antica Farmacista is a luxury fragrance company based in Seattle, committed to producing luxury and indulgence for the home and body.  Their philosophy is all about producing gorgeous high end, fine perfumery….for the home.  They were actually the first to introduce the concept of the home ambiance diffuser here in the States 10 years ago. 

Mom-to-be Olivia Wilde is obsessed with Antica Famacista, “the flower that never fades.” The aromatic diffusers are a great alternative to the traditional bouquet because these fragrances can be enjoyed for months on end.  Antica Famacista luxury home fragrance and diffusers last much longer than your average floral bouquet and prolong the sentiment.

Oprah has mentioned she loves the Orange Blossom, Lilac & Jasmine fragrance multiple times, saying “I love anything with jasmine but especially [Antica’s Orange Blossom, Lilac & Jasmine] because it’s such a perfectly balanced floral scent.”

While Antica Famacista is well known for it’s diffusers, their moisturizers are also appreciated and loved as well. In fact, Beyonce was seen using the Prosecco Body Moisturizer back stage of NY Fashion Week, lathering her arms and legs saying she “loved this [Prosecco] scent!”

Let me tell you, if it’s good enough for Olivia, Beyonce, and Oprah, perhaps it’s good enough for you to give it a try, too. Indulge and enjoy the beautiful scents. It’ll make your day!!

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ENTER TO WIN: $100 Visa Card and More From LUCY #LucyMovie


From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in LUCY, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman…c’mon!!

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LUCY is in theaters this Friday, July 25!!!!

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ENTER TO WIN: What You Wear, Can Make A Difference…Compassion Brands

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Compassion Brands is a collective of socially conscious executives in fashion design, retail, the arts and philanthropy, who aspire to enlighten engage and empower our global community through fashion, to bring about a transformational and positive cultural change on important social issues.

By developing and marketing their cause related fashion brands they fulfill one very significant goal; to bring awareness and support to charitable causes, through positive messaging fashion! Compassion Brands platforms a revolutionary shift in  charitable funding!

Compassion Brands was created to build consciousness around bullying and its ever present lasting negative effects on children, teens, and adults. Compassion Brands is on a mission to help end bullying by designing  items signifying the brands goal of putting an end to bullying forever. The jewelry not only creates awareness behind this epidemic, but Compassion Brands also donates proceeds from every item sold to the anti bully movement. Compassion seeks to make what you wear, make a difference, truly making it fashionable to be compassionate!

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ENTER TO WIN: The Beautiful And Eco-Friendly Soma Water Filtration System


Ensuring you and your family drink plenty of water (especially with summer fast approaching!) is essential… and what better way to do it than with a super chic water filter that gives back. Cue Soma.

Soma is the beautifully designed, 100% biodegradable water filtration system and glass carafe.  The glass is also drop-proof and easy to hold – great when you have little ones who want to pour

Soma3 And…the taste…Soma’s filters are made entirely from biodegradable materials, including coconut shells, silk, and a plant-based casing. Proven to reduce aesthetic chlorine, taste and odor. Plus, it’s so much better for the environment!

Stylish, sustainable and a gift that gives back, also conveniently priced at $59, Soma looks great on dinner tables, kitchen counters, or even in your fridge!

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ENTER TO WIN: The Ring and the Crown Pack incl. Makeup Kit, $50 Sephora Gift Card, and the Book #RingandtheCrown


Magic is power, and power is magic…

Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures.

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on the Franco-British Empire.

As the annual London Season begins, the great and noble families across the globe flaunt their wealth and magic at parties, teas,and, of course, the lavish Bal du Drap d’Or, the Ball of the Gold Cloth.

But the talk of the season is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her dazzling beauty to recommend her. Ronan is determined to make a good match to save her family’s position. But when she falls for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, her lofty plans are imperiled by her desires.

Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to thePrussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle arrives in the city bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn’t even want Leopold-she has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.

When Marie comes to Aelwyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only theentire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.


Melissa de la Cruz ( is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.


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