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I’m Headed to LA for The #QueenofKatweEvent and #ABCTVEvent – Walking The Red Carpet Premiere

I’m so excited to share with you all the juicy details about my upcoming trip to LA. As many of you already know I will be heading back to LA in a matter of days to do some amazing things! From September 19-21rst I will be flying back to LA along with 24 other amazing bloggers to cover the inspiring movie Queen of Katwe.

I will also be walking the sets of some other amazing new shows and getting a first look at a season premiere for my favy show!

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I’m Headed to LA for The #QueenofKatweEvent and #ABCTVEvent

This movie gives me the chills, it’s so inspiring and moving. It really makes me feel empowered as a mother to push my daughters to do what they love because you never know how far they can go till they try.

UPDATE! If you are reading this I have already taken this amazing trip (2016). Don’t miss all of the amazing things I did during The Queen of Katwe Event in LA.

Queen of Katwe

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, based on a true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong'o also stars in the film, directed by Mira Nair.
David Oyelowo is Robert Katende and Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in in Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE, based on a true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong’o also stars in the film, directed by Mira Nair.

More About Queen of Katwe

Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers.

The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar® winner, and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. The powerful film, which also stars David Oyelowo and is directed by Mira Nair, will be released in U.S. theaters in September.

Walking The Red Carpet Premiere

Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling.

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She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.

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Interview with Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katend

One of the most noted interviews we will be conducting will be with the real Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende. So excited to see them in person and feel that amazing energy that I know this film will give off.

Update! Read the full interview with Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende on my blog today!

Like QUEEN OF KATWE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfKatwe/  
Follow QUEEN OF KATWE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/queenofkatwe 
QUEEN OF KATWE opens in theaters on September 23rd!

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American Housewife

Get ready to laugh about all the things you have thought about in your head, but never said out loud. Katie will say everything you have thought out loud and more! Get ready to laugh mom.

American Housewife” (premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30/7:30c): Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife, and mother of three raise her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring.

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows? Well today I'm spilling the beans about my trip Behind the Scenes with ABC's American Housewife. Checkout all the details and photos of places you might recognize from the show!

Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.

Don’t miss my full post spilling the details of my trip Behind the Scenes with ABC’s American Housewife #ABCTVEvent #AmericanHousewife.

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The Middle

“The Middle” (premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 8/7c): Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.

Middle-aged, middle class, and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact.

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Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.

Don’t miss my full post spilling the details of my trip Walking The Set of The Middle + Season 8 Sneak Peek #TheMiddle #ABCTVEvent

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Once Upon A Time

EKKk I cannot wait to learn more about how this season will start and to pick the brains of the writers and directors.

As “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC for its sixth season, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network, so does its classic villain—the Evil Queen. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite you to join everyone’s favorite fairytale characters as they face-off against this supercharged enemy.

Once Upon a Time Season 6 Premiere

In the season premiere episode, “The Savior,” as our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories.

Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger. In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.

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“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Don’t miss my full post spilling the details about ABC TV;s Once Upon A Time Season 6 Premier Juicy Details and A Q&A With The Creators & Executive Producers

Make sure you are following along from 9/19-9/21 using these hashtags #QueenOfKatweaEvent, #ABCTVEvent, #TheMiddle, #AmericanHousewife, and #OnceUponATime

I can’t wait to share with you all the many juicy details about this trip, and I hope you all jump in on the discussions. I’m so excited I can’t wait!

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Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Oh this looks really good, and I hadn't heard of it yet. Thanks for sharing, and have such a great time on your trip!

Ricci

Friday 23rd of September 2016

This sounds like such a good show! So excited to hear more about it from you!

Jenny

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

I havent heard of queem of katwe but i look forward to seeing it. I also cant wait for once upon a time to start back up!

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