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Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

May 14, 2021

ABOEV PHOTO: Golden Globes Awards sign (Photo Shutterstock) By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from studios, stars and large swaths of the film industry, NBC said Monday that it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022, putting in doubt the viability of one…

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‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’: New DMX album out on May 28

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: DMX (Evan Agostini via AP) By Mesfin Fekadu ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX’s longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS” will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of…

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Stacey Abrams adds producer to her resume with book deal

May 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stacey Abrams’ new political thriller was snapped up for a small-screen adaptation. The rights for “While Justice Sleeps” will go to Working Title Television, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, it was announced Tuesday, the day of the novel’s release by Penguin Random House. Abrams will serve as an executive producer for…

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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Go’s in Rock Hall on first try

May 12, 2021

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct….

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Return to acting proved cathartic for grieving Lauren London

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael B. Jordan, left, with Lauren London in “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse,” streaming Friday on Amazon. (Nadja Klier/Amazon via AP) By Gary Gerard Hamilton ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK  — A gentle check-in from longtime friend Michael B. Jordan helped pave the way for Lauren London’s return to work after the death of her…

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Los Angeles Times hires ESPN’s Kevin Merida as new editor

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kevin Merida (Photo: Michifornia) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Times on Monday said that ESPN executive Kevin Merida, an editor with extensive newspaper experience, will be its new executive editor. Merida has been editor in chief of ESPN’s The Undefeated, a site that examines race and culture as well as…

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ star, dies at 89

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Olympia Dukakis attends a screening of Lifetime’s “Big Driver” in New York. Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) By Brooke Leffert ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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A review of ‘The Paper Tigers’

May 7, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine What do you get when you combine a coming-of-age story, martial arts and laugh out loud comedy in a film? Answer — the upcoming film, “The Paper Tigers.”  Directed by Tran Quoc Bao, “The Paper Tigers” tells the story of three childhood friends; Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel…

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A one on one with J Young MDK

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: J Young MDK (Photo: Jaylon Smith) By Kharisma McIlwaine Music is one of the universal languages. In an industry where new artists are surfacing almost daily, it can be difficult to stand out while carving out a niche.  Jermaine Carter, known to his fans as J Young MDK, is doing just that. His…

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Grammys overhaul process for picking nominees for top awards

April 30, 2021

Photo The Weeknd, Shutterstock By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. The Recording Academy made the announcement Friday after the board of trustees met and…

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