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Black Panther Comes Alive in Best Trailer Yet! [Watch Trailer]

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Marvel: Black Panther

Marvel revealed its newest look at the studio’s first big blockbuster of 2018, Black Panther.

The new Black Panther trailer played during the halftime show of a big football game, this time at the National Championship Game in Atlanta. The trailer, billed as a “Special Look,” debuted following a halftime performance from Kendrick Lamar, who late last year hinted that he was working on the Black Panther soundtrack. The 8-minute or so set featured a medley of hits including “DNA,” “Element,” “Humble” and “All The Stars” — the latter being the first single from the Black Panther soundtrack. Lamar ended the set by saying “This is TDE… Black Panther” and then walking off stage.

Kendrick Lamar
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At San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, an exclusive trailer for Black Panther was shown to the 10,000 people gathered in Hall H. The trailer was set to the tune of Lamar’s “DNA.” Director Ryan Coogler told the Los Angeles Times that Lamar created a perfect anthem, which summed up his feelings on the story of T’Challa, Wakanda and Black Panther at large.

Black Panther will be released on Feb. 16.

Check out the trailer below!

 

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Oprah Winfrey Delivers A Touching Golden Globes Speech [Watch Video]

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Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

 

Below is a full transcript of Winfrey’s acceptance speech.

“In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”:
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor — it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sophia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle who has been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman who has been my rock — just a few to name.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.
And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”
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Your Favorite Card Game Is Getting Its Own Show!

“Black Card Revoked” is coming to BET in January 2018, hosted by Tony Rock!

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BET Networks is bringing one of America’s hottest party games to colorful life with the announcement of the new game show series, Black Card Revoked. Based on the party game of the same name, the nostalgia-filled show will test players’ knowledge of the nuances of the African American perspective – from pop culture milestones and entertainment moments to historical facts and politics. Actor and comedian Tony Rock will host the series, bringing his signature quick-witted style to the game play and challenging the contestants. Production will kick off in Los Angeles later this month, and the twelve-episode series will premiere January, 2018 on BET.

Since its creation by Cards For All People in 2015, Black Card Revoked has set social media on fire and quickly become a fixture at home parties. Although the African American experience is far from monolithic, the game is a lighthearted nod to the shared commonalities of Black life in America.  If you know the answer to questions like “How many fights did the Fresh Prince get into before his mom got scared?”, your metaphorical ‘Black Card’ will stay intact (“1 little fight,” of course).  But if you’ve never seen The Color Purple or Friday, you might get your card snatched!

This should be fun!

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As a witty celebration of African American life, Black Card Revoked will appeal to all lovers of Black culture, bringing together viewers from diverse walks of life for a fun night of laughter and spirited debate.  Each 30-minute episode will feature three (3) teams – each with a celebrity and contestant partner – answering questions about universal pop culture and historical moments, viewed through the African American lens.  The teams will square off and put their figurative ‘Black Cards’ on the line for a chance to win up to $10,000.

Black Card Revoked was brought to BET by David A. Hurwitz, who will serve as Executive Producer for Alternative Productions, Inc. under his Bill’s Market & Television Productions banner. The original creators of the popular party game, Latesha Williams and Jay Bobo, will serve as Co-Executive Producers.

Follow the fun on social with the hashtag #BlackCardRevoked.

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BET Sets ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ For Fall 2018 With Woody McClain Back In The Role of Bobby Brown!

Are we not in love enough with Woody McClain? He is officially the new Bobby and I’m loving it because he is an amazing actor. I can’t see nobody else playing Bobby Brown other than Woody McClain, so excellent decision by BET network. The actor, who played the R&B/pop singer in BET’s miniseries The New Edition Story, has signed to repeat his role in the network’s two-part followup, The Bobby Brown Story. Let me go on record to say that Woody has to be Bobby for every movie from now on that has something to do with the story of Bobby Brown! #WeLoveYouNewBobby

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The movie is written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins. The Bobby Brown Story will pick up where the New Edition mini series left off at. It will showcase the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular 80’s boy band on  through his solo career, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston.  Covering thirty years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist. BET said The Bobby Brown Story also will be a story about redemption. Through sobriety, the singer learns to be a better man, husband and father. He even finds love again by remarrying in 2012. The casting for the movie is still under way for the other key players in The Bobby Brown Story, including Houston, Bobbi Kristina, Jackson, Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface and others. McClain is repped by Henderson Represents, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

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Woody McClain seen here talking to Bobby Brown during The New Edition Movie filming

For those who don’t know, Woody McClain was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career as a professional dancer. So of course it makes sense why he was able to nail those legendary Bobby Brown moves in the movie. He has since performed with numerous artists including Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony. After excelling in his career as a professional dancer, he began creating original social media content and noticed very quickly that he had a gift for making people laugh.

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Woody McClain

Woody also signed with Kevin Hart’s production company, ‘HartBeat Digital’, in December 2015 to produce content after his version of Hart’s “Permission to Cuss” skit went viral and caught Hart’s attention. Woody’s first venture into acting proved incredibly successful when he was sent to audition for BET’s The New Edition Story and booked the lead role, playing Bobby Brown. He will also be seen on the big screen in Canal Street playing “MayMay,” set to release in February 2018. His upcoming projects also include a role in USA’s series “Unsolved,” which is currently in production. Alongside his acting, Woody is currently executive producing his own creation titled Stories with Kev. He has teamed up with Kevin Hart for a streaming series in which he plays Kevin, based on Hart’s most iconic stories and stand-up bits. New episodes release every Friday on Hart’s #1-rated streaming video service, “Laugh Out Loud.”

2018 is going to be one amazing year for the handsome young actor and I’m grabbing my kettle flavored popcorn to tune in for every role!

 

Jackie Chan Says Rush Hour 4 Is Happening, but There’s a Catch and it Involves Chris Tucker

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A decade has passed since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker last shared the screen together, but it appears fans are now finally closer than ever to a Rush Hour 4.

The veteran film actor shared the exciting news during an appearance on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, where he confirmed years and years of rumblings that he’d given the green light on expanding the action-comedy franchise.

“For the last 20 years, I’ve tried different characters,” Chan shared. “A few years ago, Karate Kid. There was supposed to be a Karate Kid 2 but the script isn’t right. Several years later they want to do it and I say, ‘You still want to do Karate Kid? No, Karate Men.’ They’re taller than me now!”

He added, Rush Hour you can do any time… Next year!”

As it turns out, Jackie only very recently came to an agreement with insiders pushing to move the project forward. He explained, “For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed.” 

 

Chan added, “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, we’ll probably start.”

The catch? Because yes, there’s always a catch. Jackie said, “If… Chris Tucker agrees.”

The comedian and second half of the Rush Hour duo has yet to comment publicly on whether or not he’s on board with a fourth film, but Jackie said his decision will most likely come down to scheduling constraints.

“It’s not about money!” Chan assured. “It’s about having the time to make. Otherwise, Rush Hour 4 we’re all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, ‘Before we get old, please do Rush Hour 4.'”

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Exclusive: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Star ‘Fizz’ will be starring in a New Movie Soon!

Fizz is Set To Take On A Lead Role In A New Film!

Fizz is most popular for being a member of one of the hottest R&B boy bands of the late 90s to early 2000s, known as B2K He is also currently part of the hit reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The artist has been busy these days and besides working on music and raising his adorable son, Kamron, with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter, he has written a new book, No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves, and Starrdom100 got word that he will be starring in a new film!

Earlier this year, Fizz sat down in his home in California for an exclusive interview with writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 to discuss his book and give details about his reason for writing the book.

 

The film is titled, ‘Out Of Bounds’ and is produced by Comedian/Actor Brandon Scanavich. The film will also be under the direction of well known Actor Marc John Jefferies, who has appeared in a host of movies to include, Losing Isaiah, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, and recently Nerve.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

The movie is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality! The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr.  

The film is set to release in the Summer of 2018 with filming beginning on January 22, 2018 in Memphis, TN. They are currently accepting submissions for roles and extras in the film. For interest, simply submit your head-shot to outofboundsthemovie@gmail.com.

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This is going to be incredible to see Fizz in a leading role and he makes the perfect person for this role because he plays basketball in his spare time and is a huge supporter of his son who also plays basketball. Fizz last starred in the movie, ‘You Got Served’ back in 2004. On top of making his move on to the set for the film, word is that some B2K fans may be excited to discover that the group could be making a come back for another album! Last month, Fizz shared on his Instagram a hint to the other members, and a source told us that the group is currently waiting on just one more member to get on board for a possible reunion.

Whatever they decide to do, we are definitely here for a walk down memory lane.

Congratulations to Fizz on the new film, and Starrdom100’s own writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis will be tagging along to bring you exclusives live from the set when filming starts!

 

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