Sunday , 9 December 2018

Entertainment

Black films show up strong in Golden Globe noms

“Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” were all directed by black men — Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee and Barry Jenkins, respectively. The films were nominated for top drama, along with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and ” A Star Is Born.” Progress toward inclusion has been notoriously slow in Hollywood, but 2018 has seen some forward momentum. Marvel’s “Black Panther” …

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Kevin Hart and the art of the celebrity apology

The public loves them. But if there is an art to the apology process, comedian and actor Kevin Hart ran afoul of it this week and toppled himself as host of the next Academy Awards. The comedian made some comments on Twitter between 2009 and 2011 that included derogatory language about homosexuals. Social media is a landmine for celebs When …

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Social media is a landmine for celebs

Nothing posted on social media ever dies and Hart is just the latest celeb to learn that lesson. While some like Roseanne Barr have experienced immediate furor over controversial tweets, still others are coming under fire for what they said years ago. Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets he made between 2009 and 2011, including derogatory …

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As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people

“…get over yourselves!!” “…such boohooing, it’s really sickning (sic)” “Why do we as a society, make decisions in life because one sissy lala got their panties in a bunch?” All this over the San Francisco radio station’s decision to pull “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after roughly 100 complaints got the attention of program director Brian Figula. Just …

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Get a first look at 'Avengers: Endgame'

The upcoming film, “Avengers: Endgame,” features Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., Captain America, played by Chris Evans, and Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. Iron Man is shown floating through space with insufficient oxygen after being left on Titan. The film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, also includes popular characters Dr. Strange [Benedict Cumberbatch], Spider-Man [Tom Holland], …

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Women headline holiday movies but still face 'celluloid ceiling'

A shortage of quality roles for women — especially older women — has been a longstanding concern in the movie business, prompting many actresses to migrate to television. Still, this year’s roster of year-end films — many chasing awards consideration — has yielded what feels like an unusually strong crop of female-driven vehicles, although that enthusiasm has been tempered by …

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Tyler Perry pays off layaways ahead of Christmas

Perry shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off all the layaways at two Walmart stores on Thursday. A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed to CNN the actor and filmmaker paid off $432,635 worth of layaway items at two stores in the Atlanta metro area. “I know it’s a hard time, a lot of people are struggling and I’m just …

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Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson end engagement

The Destiny’s Child singer announced Friday that she and sports chaplain/life coach Chad Johnson have ended their engagement. She did it while also promoting her new single, “Fearless.” “I still remain fearless,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t …

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Cardi B shows up to court and avoids potential arrest

The rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, faced potential arrest after failing to show for a hearing Monday. Her attorney, Jeff Kern, said she missed the previous court date due to a scheduling conflict. The case stems from Cardi B’s alleged involvement in a fight at a Flushing, New York strip club back in August. She has been …

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Grammy nominations are here

Singer Janelle Monáe — along with Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes — announced some the nominees on “CBS This Morning.” Monáe became emotional when her “Dirty Computer” was announced for album of the year. She said she was especially moved because the project is “about community,” especially the LGBT community of which she is a part “I hope they feel …

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