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Entertainment

Chance the Rapper, Snoop Dogg Receive Emmy Nominations

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Chance the Rapper (Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson / shutterstock) Chance could get an award for a Run-D.M.C. parody he did on ‘SNL.’ By Abby Hassler Nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards were revealed last Thursday and several influential musicians and artists are up for accolades this year. Notable nominees include Chance the Rapper,…

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“Something’s Gotta Give”

July 21, 2017

The Blumbros are trying to make their way from Philadelphia’s Blumberg Projects to the top of the music charts by sharing what they’ve learned about life along the way.   By Philadelphia Sunday Sun Guest Writers Hip-Hop legend Chuck D once described the musical art form as “the people’s CNN.” Raphael and Cartier Perkins (or…

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George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  George Romero  (Photo: Featureflash / shutterstock)   NEW YORK– George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer. He was 77. In a…

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Oscar-Winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Martin Landau  (Photo: Featureflash / shutterstock)   By Daisy Nguyen ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES– Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie…

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CNN’s W. Kamau Bell Nominated for Prime Time Emmy

July 21, 2017

By Chris Ariens It’s not often that the host on a news network is nominated for a Prime Time Emmy. That’s because the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has its own awards for news programs, networks and hosts. But this year, W. Kamau Bell is among the nominees in the Outstanding Host for a…

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BFFs Party in New Orleans in Raunchy Reunion Romp

July 21, 2017

Review by Kam Williams Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Dina (Tiffany Haddish) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) have been friends since their college days in the Nineties. Back then, the tight-knit Flossy Posse partied as hard as they hit the books. After graduating, they curtailed the carousing considerably for the sake of their professional…

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‘SNL,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Saturday Night Live Cast at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards (Photo: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)   By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live,” powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin’s florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy’s manic, gender-busting take…

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Martin Landau, Oscar winner, Mission Impossible actor dies at 89

July 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994′s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89….

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Edy Ganem announced as nominees for the 32nd Annual Imagen Awards

July 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lou Diamond Phillips (l) as “Monsignor Renzulli” and Edy Ganem (r) as “Alexandra ‘Allie’ Batista” in “Created Equal.”   “Created Equal” stars among those nominated for the premier Latino entertainment awards program!   ATLANTA–This week, the Imagen Foundation announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Imagen Awards – the only premier Latino entertainment…

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“Being Mary Jane” season four returns on July 18

July 14, 2017

Black PR Wire NEW YORK–This summer, BET Networks’ original drama series starring Gabrielle Union, “Being Mary Jane,” returns just in time to bring the heat. On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10 PM, Season Four returns with 10 more episodes giving viewers their fix of the drama in the world of Mary Jane Paul. Viewers…

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