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Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-director Werner Herzog, left, and actress-director Regina King. The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup featuring the directorial debut of Regina King and the latest documentary from Herzog. King directs a drama about a young Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, titled “One Night in Miami,” and Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer…

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AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

July 31, 2020

By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio’s films. The standard window of theatrical exclusivity typically runs about 90 days. Up…

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Dystopian series ‘Watchmen’ leads all Emmy nominees with 26

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Regina King in a scene from “Watchmen.” The series was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding limited series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. King was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. (Mark Hill/HBO via AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES  — “Watchmen,” cloaked in…

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Much Respect…

July 31, 2020

The Negro League Baseball Museum’s Tip Your Cap campaign allows everyone to acknowledge the role of the Negro Leagues in transforming Major League Baseball.  By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN and the Chris Murray Report  In a summer where Juneteenth, the day where slaves in Texas received news of their emancipation, having a nationwide…

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Baseball’s Negro Leagues celebrate 100 years of history

July 31, 2020

By Kris Rhim Before Jackie Robinson would become one of the most famous athletes ever by breaking the color barrier in Major League baseball in 1947, he started in the Negro Leagues. In 1890, as baseball became a national sport and “America’s pastime” as we know it now, a “gentlemen’s agreement” was formed between major…

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Octavia Spencer: Cast more actors with disabilities

July 28, 2020

BOSTON (AP) —Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Hollywood needs to do better casting people with disabilities. The star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” is part of a new video campaign timed with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this month. “Casting able-bodied actors in roles for characters with disabilities is offensive,…

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Oprah’s O Mag to end regular print editions after 20 years

July 28, 2020

By TALI ARBEL O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December 2020 issue after 20 years of publication. The brand, which is among the most recognizable magazines in the U.S., is not going away but will become more “more digitally-centric,” a Hearst spokeswoman Monday said. There will be “some…

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Russell Wilson, wife Ciara welcome baby boy

July 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO:  Russell Wilson and wife Ciara (Helga Esteb/shutterstock) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his pop star wife Ciara are now parents to a baby boy. The couple announced Friday the birth of their son named Win Harrison Wilson on Instagram. They both shared from their accounts that their son…

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Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama’s podcast debut

July 24, 2020

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first guest of Michelle Obama’s new podcast will have a familiar presidential voice: Barack Obama. The former United States president is expected to appear on “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify, the Obama’s Higher Ground and streaming service announced Friday. The podcast will debut Wednesday. In…

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Juice WRLD’s posthumous album dominates Billboard charts

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This cover image released by Grade A/Interscope shows “Legends Never Die,” a release by the late rapper Juice WRLD. The 21-track album set several records when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. With 497,000 equivalent albums sold, based on digital sales and streams, “Legends Never Die”…

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