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Review: A provocative idea that doesn’t work in ‘Antebellum’

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Janelle Monae, left, and London Boyce in a scene from “Antebellum.” (Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate via AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS The new film “ Antebellum ” begins with a famous William Faulkner quote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is a very literal introduction to a film about the…

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Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Larry Wilmore (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Wilmore has been down the road as a talk show host before, with a Comedy Central show that was here and gone in two seasons — taking with it his droll and incisive brand of satire. “Wilmore,” his new…

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Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) LOS…

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Notorious B.I.G.’s plastic crown sells at auction for almost $600K

September 17, 2020

By Oscar Holland CNN A crown adorned with plastic jewels, famously worn by Notorious B.I.G. during his last ever photo shoot, sold for $594,750 at Sotheby’s in New York on last Tuesday evening. The item, signed by the rapper days before his death in 1997, smashed auction estimates that had initially valued it between $200,000…

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Stanley Crouch, contentious man of letters, dead at 74

September 17, 2020

By Hillel Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who in fiction and nonfiction was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Wednesday at age 74. His wife, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, told…

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Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae’s ‘Antebellum’

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Janelle Monae in a scene from “Antebellum.” (Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate via AP) By John Carucci ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.” In the movie, set for…

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Regina King introduces ‘One Night in Miami’ to Oscars race

September 14, 2020

By JOHN CARUCCI NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in Miami,” wished she…

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Rachael Leigh Cook stars in Netflix’s new rom-com, “Love, Guaranteed”

September 11, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine From “Babysitter’s Club” to “She’s All That”, Rachael Leigh Cook is no stranger to beloved characters. A self-proclaimed huge fan of the rom-com genre, Cook stars in Netflix’s “Love, Guaranteed”. Written by Hilary Galanoy and Elizabeth Hackett and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, “Love, Guaranteed” tells the story of Susan, a struggling…

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Season two of Amazon hit ‘The Boys’ finds team on run from law

September 10, 2020

By Gary Gerard Hamilton ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The upcoming season of “The Boys” has so many surprises, revelations and themes ripped from today’s front pages that some actors are wondering if their show runner has psychic super abilities. “I don’t know what kind of crystal ball Eric Kripke has … we shot this…

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Kelly’s lawyers want to question gang member in cell attack

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Booking photo (insert) of Jeremiah Farmer. Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member Farmer, a Latin Kings gang member who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell. Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in federal court to question Jeremiah Farmer under oath,…

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