Ladies and gentlemen meet Director Eriah Howard who has actually had the kind of story you only see on the big screen. A few years ago Eriah was working as a security guard doing the graveyard shift when he met Hollywood Blockbuster star/actor, Tiny Lister from “Fifth Element”, “Friday” and “Dark Knight”. He told him he wanted to make a movie with him as a lead. Instead of brushing him off Tiny passed on his info to Eriah. He wrote a dynamic script with his partner Jay Harvey and a few months later the script was done. “No Weapons formed Against Us” is a gospel family drama that follows lead actor Sam Sarpong from “Anchor baby”, “Nailed” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”, as a detective who’s wife has just passed away and is dealing with the pressures of raising his seven year old daughter while still battling his own issues he’s always had with his father.The movie premiered two weeks ago with rave reviews and now will hit the festival circuit for 2014. “I just want people to see the positive message we send out at the end of the day.” stated Eriah who’s next film is “Rent-A-Cop”. “I wanted to do a comedy to show my range with people like F.Gary Grey who can do it all.” We don’t doubt so can Eriah Howard! Look out for “No Weapons Formed Against Us” in 2014.
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Celebrity sighting Super Model Sam Sarpong shopping at Louis Vuitton store in Toronto’s Yorkville with Model/Designer Jenny Nikovola
Supermodel/Actor Sam Sarpong has been one busy guy lately. Two weeks ago he was seen all over town at Mercedes Benz World Master Card Fashion week. Also, hosting the event of the week the launching of Caravelle New York watches by Bulova. The party was a Who’s Who of Canada. Guests included Pinball Clemons, Chad Owens, Kardinal Offishall , and many more. Last week, Sam was seen all over the talk show circuit in London as he was in town to receive the prestigious Icon In Fashion award at this years 2013 BEFFTA Awards and Shoot his very hot new 2014 ‘‘Boy London” campaign with the UK’s current top model Carly Stratton. Yesterday he was seen shopping with model and designer Jenny Nikovola shopping in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville area at the Louis Vuitton store and then hours later grabbing a coffee at Starbucks. The two laughed and looked very engaging.When we contacted Sam’s PR for a comment, they simply stated “Sam and Jenny are very good friends and are no way shape or form dating.” They also just did a shoot together for Men of Style fashion which looks amazing!! ”Next up catch Sam in the up coming film “No Weapons” and “Trigger” and in the series “Average Dad” playing opposite “My Name Is Earl” star Jaime Pressly. Sam will also be a Presenter next Sunday, November 10th at one of the biggest award shows this Holiday season, The Icon Action Awards honoring women in Hollywood in the stunt industry.
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SUPERMODEL/ACTOR SAM SARPONG TAKES HOME “ICONIC IN FASHION” AWARD AT PRESTIGIOUS 2013 BEFFTA AWARDS.
The BEFFTA awards were held a few hours ago in London. This is the UK’s most prestigious awards show in Europe,celebrating the people of color. Awards were handed out in a standing room only crowd. The audience saw Beverly Knight win best female act and Beenie Man take home best international Caribbean act radio personality. Veronica Gordan also took home radio personality of the year. Supermodel Actor Sam Sarpong was also in town to receive his icon in fashion award for 10 years of excellence in fashion. Sarpong and designer of the year Award Winner Kwame Korentang were swamped by ladies on the red carpet as they posed for photo after photo after the awards show. Sarpong the actor who has 6 Films due out by Summer 2014 will also star in
one of the most highly anticipated shows next season called “Average Dad“. He was on everyone’s Best Dressed list wearing a Custom Suit by Kwame who dressed him for the night and a Caravelle New York Watch with Louis Vuitton shoes. The world Renown Fashion Blogger Stacey Heart stated “He always gets it right, he is Mr Fashion and he makes anything look good! “Congratulations to all the winners and BEFFTA’s for another great show.
Spotted: SuperModel/Actor Sam Sarpong and Australian Next Model Stephanie Murone at La Fashion Week And Starbucks.
Super model\Actor Sam Sarpong seems to be the MAN OF THE MOMENT in Hollywood right now. With three new shows, four feature films due out within the next six months and a music EP in the spring, Sarpong is about as hot as you can get.
Last week he attended the People Magazine”Ones To Watch” in 2014 party and later that night he was spotted at Starbucks running lines with Australian model\singer Stephanie Murone, who is most known as the face of the well known cosmetic line Natio. After also being spotted at various fashion shows for LA Fashion Week rumors started flying that the two were dating. Could Sam be taking notes from his good friend Tyson Beckford, trying to find comfort in an Australian model? “Sam is one of the most talented, giving and humble people I’ve ever known. His energy is amazing but no we are not dating he’s a good friend and I look forward to our projects together”. The two were both in the biggest show of the week for LA style fashion week “M”the Movement and both just completed the pilot”99 problems”. Next up Stephanie will play one of the leads with Sam in the Richard Sanchez feature film”Crimson”, which will begin shooting in Dallas next month.
Sam is no stranger to being linked to pretty women. Last month he was sighted next to Victoria Secret Super model Jessica White and a few weeks later spotted walking Eva Longoria out of a salon with eight police escorts as they got swamped by paparazzi.
This has been the busiest year for Sarpong’s career who’s currently in Toronto for Fashion week to host Caravelle New York by Bulova watches launch party and later this week he will receive the Icon in Fashion Award at the prestigious 2013 BEFFTA awards in the UK.
SuperModel/Actor Sam Sarpong Arrives at 65th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards With Hot, New Wilehelimina Model, Katherine Laprell.
Super Model Sam Sarpong has been very busy this year with a slew of major projects. He
just wrapped the film Crossed The Line with Ice T and Vanessa Williams. He is getting
ready to shoot the hot new series, Player & Wifey also co-starring Bold and Beautiful
star, Hunter Tylo. He was not too busy though to step out to one of Hollywood’s oldest
awards shows. The scene was the Nokia theatre in downtown Los Angeles where A list stars
were arriving for the 65th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards. Greeted by thousands of
screaming fans, we saw Scandal star Kerry Washington, Tracy Morgan, Kelly Osbourne, Alec
Baldwin and even caught a glimpse of Matt Damon. Perhaps no one got more love from young
fans than Sarpong who stepped out of a chauffeur driven Cadillac Escalade with the
beautiful Wilhemina Model, Katherine Laprell, everyone’s new favorite It girl. Laprell,
who can currently be seen in ads for major clothing companies including, Element, is one
of the hottest new models on the scene. They stepped out of the Escalade wearing matching
Caravelle New York watches; the hard to get new watch by Bulova. Sam, dressed in a Bustle
shirt and tie and a coat by French designer Jean Philippe, graciously posed with fans,
signed autographs and chatted it up with Extra host, Maria Menounos, who produces the hit
show Fashion 411which stars Sarpong as one of the main hosts. Sam says, “The Emmys were a
great night and I even got a quick Instagram shot with host Neil Patrick Thomas as he was
leaving. Can’t wait to see what next year has in store.
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Paparazzi in Beverly Hills, CA went crazy yesterday when super model/actor/TV host Sam Sarpong was spotted with actress/producer Eva Longoria. The 2 were sighted a few blocks from Vapor Bar Beverly Hills, the new hot celebrity bar where Sarpong is the celebrity host and consultant. Eva had just stepped out of a hair salon looking beautiful as ever when she bumped into Sarpong. As Sarpong escorted her to her car, they were flanked by at least 8 highway patrol men.When asked if the 2 were dating, Sarpong laughed and replied, “No, you guys are funny. I don’t even know Eva like that.
I was here in a meeting with Vapor Bar Beverly Hills, she was getting her hair done. I was just saying hi”. Sarpong and Longoria have both worked very closely with the Canadian based company, Solutions With Impact. Eva has done several fundraisers for the company such as the Rally For Kids and Sarpong has shown up to this and several other charity events to support Eva in the past. “I really admire who she is as a talent, producer and all around business woman. She’s a role model for everyone, especially Latina women and women of color.
This was a very busy weekend for Sarpong who on Saturday evening was spotted with Sports Illustrated model and Maxim pin up girl Elizabeth Velásquez as they enjoyed Korean BBQ at Hollywood’s Ay-Do-No restaurant. Cameras were there filming for her reality show, What Would My Mom Think? Sarpong’s Future Stars Entertainment Group in collaboration with Film City Studios and Free Media is currently producing the reality series on Liz. Velásquez says, “My show is going to show Latina’s in a positive light. I’m educated, I’m smart, I have a degree and I just happen to also be a pinup model. But there are so many more sides to me; my family, my background and where I come from.”
Sam Sarpong is one of the hottest all around talents in Hollywood right now. He is represented by Gary Ousdahl. Ousdahl worked at the William Morris Endevor agency for over 5yrs (the biggest agency in the world for creating stars) and now heads up the very established Advanced Management agency with some very high profile managers. “I’ve seen and worked with many A list stars. Sam will be a superstar within the next 6 months to a year; he’ll be everywhere worldwide, period”.
Sarpong, who has been ranked in every esteemed modeling publication as one of the top 10 male models in the world in the past decade, will receive the prestigious
Icon in Fashion award Oct 25th at the 2013 BEFFTA Awards in the UK.
During the past 2 years he’s been seen in all those sexy, racy ads for the iconic Boy London brand. He’s currently co hosting the Maria Minounos hit show, Fashion 411 and has 4 major films due out by January including, No Weapons co starring Tiny Lister and Crossed The Line with Ice T and Vanessa Williams. Sarpong is extremely excited about the highly anticipated pilot filming in October, Playa and Wifey, in which he plays an educated and fast talking sports agent.
He’s currently on the cover of the September issue of Revere magazine with radio personality, Kerri Kasem. Next month he blazes up on the cover of Jacamo magazine’s Hollywood Superstar indie issue. Also, look for Sam in the highly anticipated show Average Dad late this Fall co starring Jamie Presley from the hit, My Name is Earl. Look for him later this Fall appearing in ads everywhere for Crystal Glacier Water with actress/singer Drew Sidora. (Sidora plays T Boz in the up coming TLC movie)
In the music scene, Sarpongs’s single, Make It Through, from his title track from his movie, No Weapons and featuring Kristinia De Barge, comes out this Tuesday on iTunes and everywhere.
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Supermodel/Actor Sam Sarpong creating Magic at Las Vegas, Nevada trade show to launch Future Stars Collection, “Chosen One”.
What is MAGIC?
MAGIC is a convention where buyers come from all over the world to buy for the next season and
stands for Men’s Apparel Guild In California which is now located in Las Vegas, Nevada, however the
acronym remains the same. The highlight of the 3 day event was Sam’s unveiling of the new Sully Wong
shoe, a collaboration between Tom Wong and George Sully and partner Karim Rashid. This event drew a
lot of press as well as the Liberty Life Style & Joy Rich Fashion party where Sam was owner Tom’s
VIP celeb guest at Club Act at the Venetian Hotel, celebrating the Joy Rich fashion collection. Joy
Rich dresses celebs like Chris Brown, Rihanna and Trinidad James. Sam says, “I really love Joy
Rich’s line; its cutting edge and they dress fashion trendsetters”.
What is Future Stars Collection?
Future Stars Collection is a clothing line founded and branded by Sam Sarpong, Supermodel/Actor,
BET Host and up and coming recording artist, what most call a “triple threat”.
The Future Stars Collection line is currently successful in Asia being worn by Asia’s hottest
celebrities including Pop Star Eric Soon and Singer JR. For ten consecutive years the collection
has been selling in high end and couture Asian boutiques.
Future Stars Collection is currently being worn by “Hollywood’s IT Crowd” and has Drew Sidora as the
female face of the Collection. Drew can be seen portraying “TBoz”, in the highly anticipated film
Who is Sam Sarpong?
Sam Sarpong was the face of Tommy Hilfiger for six years, winning five major fashion awards in the
first year of his modeling career. Following Tyson Beckford, he is the second Black male model in
history to win the prestigious M.A.A. Award for New Model Of The Year.
In 2011 Europe’s Men Fashion Magazine named Sam Sarpong one of the Top 10 Male Supermodels in the
world and in the same year Sarpong, sculpted by Toni Scott, made history as the first model ever to
have a statue at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.
In 2012 Fashion Group International named Sarpong one of the 75 most influential people in fashion
and Nelson Mandela’s 4664 Fashion Line named Sarpong as the Brand Ambassador for their line.
Sam has brought back the iconic style of Boy London which was modeled earlier by celebrities
Madonna, Boy George and Andy Warhol. It is a much sought after style currently worn by some of the
hottest celebrities on the circuit like Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Russell
Westbrook and anyone else that can obtain access to the line.
“I’m very excited about the reaction from everyone about the Chosen One Line” stated Sam Sarpong.
Sarpong added “speaking to kids for over 10 years at Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs across the country, I
saw first hand that kids were lacking confidence and true self awareness”. His message to these
kids and everyone is that no matter what path you choose in life, YOU are a Chosen One. When you
find the true essence of who you are that is when you will shine and find your future.
Future Stars Collection mission statement: To Promote Confidence and Self Awareness through positive
messages. Many are called, few are chosen.
Next up you can catch Sarpong starring this Fall in the film “No Weapons” with Tiny Lister,
“Trigger”with Matt Cohen and starring with Jaimie Pressly in “Average Dad”.
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Supermodel, Actor, BET Host, Sam Sarpong is ready for superstardom. With a slew of hot upcoming projects, Sam is definitely ready for his Hollywood close-up.
It’s 6 a.m., and Sam Sarpong is sitting in the Moonshadows parking lot in Malibu waiting to start the shoot for the new KD Luxe Jewelry 2014 Spring campaign. Parked in a brand new 2013 super charged Range Rover from Thousand Oaks Ranger Rover. He is playing snippets from his upcoming album, Lose My Mind, accompanied by three beautiful models and his assistant. Lose My Mind was recently featured on the VH1 hit show Hit the Floor. Sam is the spokesperson for KD Luxe Jewelry, who is currently a jeweler among Hollywood stars. Such stars include: Mark Wahlberg, Nichole Kidman, Halle Berry and Christina Milian. Owner of KD Luxe Jewelry, Kathleen Nugent stated, “Sam is the perfect ambassador from my new brand, which is all about positivity- which Sam radiates.”
Sarpong is set to become a household name. He has two movies due in the Fall - No Weapons and the highly anticipated film Trigger opposite Matt Cohen (90210). He will also have a strong reoccurring role in the new show, Average Dad. This show is staring Jamie Presley and Brent Goldberg. Sam is also about to wrap up shooting the movie Crossed the Line in which he plays the male lead opposite Ice T (Law and Order) and Vanessa Williams.
This has been a busy summer for Sarpong, who next up will shoot the film Gutter Slut with Eddie Rouse (American Gangster) and Amber Tharani (For Colored Girls). After Gutter Slut, Sam is off to Atlanta to start filming the movie Angelz Landing. Gary Ousdahl who formally worked at William Morris Agency, now Sarpong’s manager stated, “Not only is Sam truly a multi-gifted artist, but he understands every aspect of the business, from both the creative and business point of view. I’ve seen a lot of talent from Tyler Perry, Orlando Bloom, and Forest Whitaker, and Sam possesses the same kind of presence when he walks into a room.”
Sam who co-produced the Indy hit film Nailed was screened at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Sam recently signed a major deal with Film City Studios to produce and star in upcoming projects. The first project is a horror film currently being written by, Ken Kokin. Kokin also produced Usual Suspects and Way of the Gun. Film City Studios owner Lior Cohen stated, “Between the talent we have at Film City Studios and Sam’s connections we are definitely excited about our collaboration with Future Stars Entertainment Group.” Last year, Sam singed a three year deal for his high fashion line to be the brand ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 fashion line. The company announced Sarpong as the ambassador in New York at the South African Consulate on Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Sam is very excited about his Future Stars Collection, which has already been proven to be successful in Asia the past ten years. His collection can now be found in some of the hottest hip-trendy stores throughout Los Angeles. Scream Famous owner Canan Fraser says, “Sam’s Chosen One line is a big seller. We can never keep enough of it in the store. It is a great quality t-shirt, and the powerful meaning behind the brand makes it even more popular.”
It is now 6 p.m., after a full twelve-hour day of shooting; Sam is on the phone with his friend actress/singer Drew Sidora. Sidora tells us, “I have been best friends with Sam eight years. We have shared some of the most amazing times, especially in our careers. He is one of the most down to earth people you will ever meet. When I am having a bad day, Sam is always that ray of light with the sweetest spirit.”
Completing a total of six films by the end of the Summer, a new album, three major modeling campaigns, and a new clothing collection, Sam says he believes he is ready for the next level. “I am just in a calm place for the first time in my life. This business teaches you to never be satisfied. I was talking to two of my closest childhood friends recently, Julie and Rebecca, and they both told me how proud they were of all the things I have accomplished in my career. It reassured me that if it all ended tomorrow I know I have had some of the most amazing experiences and most of all I have been able to live my dream. But I know the best if yet to come.”
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Super model/Actor/BET Host Sam Sarpong gives us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the BET Awards starring Chris Tucker, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and many more!
Supermodel\Actor BET host Sam Sarpong was very busy this past weekend. Here, he gives us an exclusive behind the scenes on how he spent his weekend. First he hosted BET President/CEO’s official welcome party for the Awards Friday night at the JW Marriott Downtown. It was attended by many of Hollywood’s stars and international nominees. The highlight of the weekend for Sarpong was presenting the Best International Act, Africa and another for the UK during the Awards show and being part of a show starring Chris Tucker, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and many more…with greats like Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder. “It was incredible!”, he says. Later that weekend he hosted 2 Specials for the network. Guests included John Legend,Laila Ali,Ice Prince,Melanie Fiona, Bob, Debra Lee,Kendrick Lamar,Miguel, 2 chainz, and many more. BET Producer, Nikitta Adams, who worked with Sarpong last year said of Sarpong,”He makes our job easy; he knows everyone, people love him, so he’s always fun to work with”.
The weekend of BET awards and specials also gave Sarpong the opportunity to mingle with old friends like Let’s Stay Together star, Joyful Drake, Being Mary Jane stars Gabrielle Union and Omari Hardwick and Think Like a Man’s Meagan Good.
Sarpong says “I grew up with all these people, I knew them all before all this so it’s so great to see everyone blessed and doing well”.
Sarpong is staying busy. He is currently filming the star studded movie Crossed the Line playing opposite Ice T. and Vanessa l Williams. This fall he appears in a slew of projects including the series “Average Dad” playing opposite Jamie Presley. He will also star in the films “No Weapons” with Tiny Lister and the highly anticipated “Trigger” with Matt Cohen.Wayne Brady said it best on Madd Swag this weekend, “Sam’s one of the most talented, young, all around entertainers in the industry”. We agree! Keep a lookout as we will have more exclusives with Sam coming up this summer.
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SuperModel\Actor Sam Sarpong and Pussy Cat Doll Singer\Actress Vanessa Curry shut down Rodeo Drive for 2013 “KD Luxe Jewelry” Campaign!
Supermodel/Actor Sam Sarpong and Vanessa Curry from the Pussy Cat Dolls were mobbed by fans while shooting the 2013 Spring Fall campaign for the celebrity high end jewelry line, KD Luxe Jewelry. This new hot jewelry line can be seen worn on celebrities like Mark Walberg, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Eva Longeria. The owner of KD Luxe Jewlery, Kathleen Largen has also designed for top designers including Guess, Brighton Kenneth Cole, and DKNY. When asked why she choose the two as the face of her line she did not hesitate to state, “My line is all about being positive and good energy while still holding a hip and cool feeling and that is exactly what Sam and Vanessa represent. Sarpong who has an incredible year of 2012 just continues to progress, currently he is the host of Ryan Seacrest’s new show AXS Live. Next year he will co-star with Tiny Lister in the feature film “No Weapons Formed Against Us” in the mean while fall time will bring the super anticipated film “Trigger” featuring 90210 star Matt Cohen. Next month he will start shooting a horror film called, “angels landing,” In the film he plays Joshua, who is a positive rap star. In contrast to that, Next month Sam will also start filming the comedy series “Average Dad”co starring actor/writer Brent Goldberg from van wilder fame and my name is earl star actress Jamie Presley. He will play a Young hot dad who all his son’s teachers have a crush on. Vanessa too, has been doing some great projects. Just last weekend Vanessa Curry was seen on the hit show CSI New York. Next year she will be seen in the up and coming film, “Bench Seat” and “Dirty Laundry.” These two stars are definitely on track to be one of Hollywood’s hottest entertainers in 2013. In addition SAM and Vanessa have been seen wearing the line on some of the hottest a list red carpets Sam recently wore the pure inspiration collection to the Bvlgari watches event last week hosted by Drew Barrymore at the Rodeo Drive store. . During the day Sam and Vanessa were shot by thirty different paparazzi photographers while fans followed them all day. Both were shot driving up and down Rodeo drive riding in a brand new Maserati provided by Mirani Motors. Along with all the press attending the event, TMZ came out to show some love as well. Both Sam and Vanessa were interviewed. A couple lucky fans slide in for an opportunity to have a few pictures snapped of them with Sam and Vanessa. Also, be on the lookout for Vanessa’s solo album with the hit single, “Heart Beat.” KD Luxe Jewelry, wear it, live it, feel it! KDjewelry can be found on bagofpossibility.com and kdluxejewlery.com
Photography by Curtis Sabir and Partyby5.com. Sam’s clothes provided by Bustle clothing, custom leather by la riga.com, GSUS sindustries, shoes by Nike,(Sully Wong), Eyewear & Watch by Chilli Beans, Vanessa clothes provided by Narcisco Rodriquez , BCBG coat, Nails by Nail Garden of Sherman Oaks, Kathleen clothes provided by Bebe, Stuart Wietzman boots,Versace and Yves St Laurent.