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Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Bong Joon Ho, right, reacts as he is presented with the award for best picture for “Parasite” from presenter Jane Fonda at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left are Song Kang-Ho and Kwak Sin Ae. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) By Jake Coyle associated…

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Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

February 14, 2020

associated press LOS ANGELES — Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom “Night Court” and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film “Sweet Charity,” has died. She was 77. Kelly died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Los Angeles’ Ebony Repertory Theatre….

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Back Lot Music releases Universal Pictures’ ‘The Photograph’ original motion picture soundtrack

February 14, 2020

PRNewswire LOS ANGELES–Back Lot Music has released the original motion picture soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ The Photograph’. The soundtrack to the film features an original score by multi-Grammy winning recording artist Robert Glasper, as well as two new songs by recent Grammy nominee Lucky Daye and Grammy winning artist H.E.R. The romantic drama, starring Issa…

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Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez poses for a photo at his independent bookstore and community center “Tia Chucha” in Los Angeles in 2011. Rodriguez’s collection of essays released Jan. 28, 2020 is among the books Latinos are recommending via social media amid the controversy surrounding the novel, “American Dirt.” (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File) By…

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Director Wes Miller tells the story of Bass Reeves in ‘Hell On The Border’

February 14, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Many are familiar with the story of the Lone Ranger. The  popular 1950s television program  followed the adventures of a fictional former Texas Ranger and his Native American friend Tonto on their quest to take down outlaws.  Decades later, the 2013 “Lone Ranger” film starred Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp.  In every…

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Kobe Bryant, King,and Legacy

February 14, 2020

By Chris Murray  For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  The fallout over CBS Morning News host Gayle King’s interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie following the death of Kobe Bryant and rapper Snoop Dogg’s profanity-laced video response to it led to some really problematic responses on social media. It also showed…

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Lynn Whitfield and Leslie Uggams star in “Blue” for a 16-week engagement at New York City’s legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem

February 14, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lynn Whitfield (shutterstock.com) By Florence Anthony One of the hottest Oscar parties on February 9 was reportedly Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Oscar Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Foxx, who has hosted previous years and was set to take center stage once…

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ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-director Werner Herzog, left, and actress-director Regina King. The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday...

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