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Boomerang Season 2: A One On One with Leland B. Martin

March 28, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine New Jersey native, Leland B. Martin has been making waves in Hollywood on both the big and small screens respectively. After starring in several national commercials and landing supporting roles in several TV shows and films including Cherish The Day and A Cinderella Christmas, Martin landed his biggest role to date as…

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Netflix establishes $100 million virus relief fund

March 27, 2020

By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Netflix said last week it is establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers in the worldwide creative community affected by the coronavirus-caused halt of most film and television production. “This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them through these…

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Pop superstar Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rihanna  (Photo: Andrea Raffin / shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the…

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30 feel good movies and series now available on HBO

March 27, 2020

With more people isolating at home and looking for new content to help pass the time, we are planning to share weekly updates highlighting notable HBO programming for your readers. This week, we’re highlighting some feel good movies and series that are the perfect way to help cheer people up and find a bit of…

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Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kenny Rogers  (Photo: Mark Reinstein / shutterstock) By Kristin M. Hall ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died…

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A review of Apple TV’s original film, ‘The Banker’

March 27, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine America has a long, sordid history of discrimination against African-Americans. Over the years, those practices have impacted their everyday lives, including where they are allowed to live, do business and simply exist.  The Apple TV original film — “The Banker” — tells the story of two African American bankers in the 1950s…

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Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination photo shows, clockwise from top left, the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York, the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif., the Apple TV+ logo displayed outside the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles before the premiere of the the Apple TV+ series “See,” and…

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Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

March 19, 2020

By Jake Coyle associated press NEW YORK — Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theaters as the coronavirus pandemic led to one of Hollywood’s worst weekends at the box office. Receipts totaled about $55.3 million in U.S. and Canada theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday….

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