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What one of the few White ‘Hamilton’ cast members learned about race

What one of the few White ‘Hamilton’ cast members learned about race

Besides transforming Broadway and delivering maybe the most memorable history lesson ever, “Hamilton” also broke ground by being intentional about diversity in its casting. What creator Lin-Manuel Miranda pulled off in reimagining the Founding Fathers as men of color is a fabulous retort to the myth of a “pipeline problem.” What’s that like, though, for…More

‘The Crown’ will get a 6th season, Netflix confirms

‘The Crown’ will get a 6th season, Netflix confirms

“The Crown” series creator Peter Morgan had announced season 5 would be its last. Turns out, he had a change of heart. Netflix revealed Thursday that its hit series, which focuses on the British royal family, has been renewed for a sixth and final season. “As we started to discuss the story lines for Series…More

Tom Hanks goes to war (again) in the World War II drama ‘Greyhound’

Tom Hanks goes to war (again) in the World War II drama ‘Greyhound’

“Greyhound” is kind of an odd duck — another World War II tale courtesy of Tom Hanks, who wrote and produced the film through his company in addition to starring in it. Old-fashioned and relatively small in scale, it’s a sturdy if unspectacular depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic, streaming ashore via Apple TV+…More

Five arrested in connection with fatal shooting of rapper Pop Smoke, police say

Five arrested in connection with fatal shooting of rapper Pop Smoke, police say

Six days after Pop Smoke‘s posthumous album dropped, Los Angeles police announced Thursday that five people, two of them juveniles, had been arrested in connection with the rapper’s February slaying. The Los Angeles Police Department provided few additional details. “LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males and two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th…More

‘The Wonder Years’ is getting a reboot with a Black family

“The Wonder Years” is returning with a twist. Famed director Lee Daniels will executive produce and Fred Savage, the star of the original series, will direct a reboot of the hit program — this time built around a Black family, ABC announced Wednesday. The half-hour comedy will focus on how a Black middle-class family in…More

Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ reimagined in support of UNICEF’s Covid-19 efforts

Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ reimagined in support of UNICEF’s Covid-19 efforts

Let’s get together and feel all right. According to a UNICEF press release, members of Bob Marley’s family will reimagine the late singer’s iconic anthem “One Love” to support UNICEF’s work “to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.” “Over forty years ago, my father…More

‘Batwoman’ has found its new star

‘Batwoman’ has found its new star

Javicia Leslie is the CW’s new Batwoman. The actress, who previously starred in “God Friended Me” on CBS, is set to debut in the iconic role in January 2021. Leslie replaces Ruby Rose, who left the show in May after one season in a shocking move. “I am extremely proud to be the first Black…More

Tiffany Haddish has shaved her head — live on Instagram

Tiffany Haddish has shaved her head — live on Instagram

Tiffany Haddish has given fans front-row seats to her big chop after deciding she was ready for a dramatic change. The comedic actress, who has been sporting faux locs during quarantine, shaved her hair off on Tuesday as her followers watched on Instagram Live. During the live stream, Haddish grinned broadly as she grabbed a…More

Kanye West says he had coronavirus and no longer supports Trump

Kanye West says he had coronavirus and no longer supports Trump

Kanye West is taking off his MAGA hat. That’s just one of the revelations from a four-hour Forbes interview conducted Tuesday with the rapper/mogul/aspiring politician that was released on Wednesday. West, who has been widely criticized because of his support of President Donald Trump, reportedly told the publication he has lost confidence in the commander…More

‘American Idol’ finalist Chris Sligh reveals he is battling Covid-19 and pneumonia

‘American Idol’ finalist Chris Sligh reveals he is battling Covid-19 and pneumonia

“American Idol” finalist Chris Sligh has Covid-19 and has developed pneumonia, he revealed on Instagram. “I have Covid that has developed into pneumonia,” he wrote. “Breathing without pain or coughing is difficult & I didn’t get much sleep last night, but hopefully the antibiotics do their work and fast.” Sligh on Tuesday described feeling symptoms…More

Rock Hall of Fame replacing live induction ceremony with HBO special

Rock Hall of Fame replacing live induction ceremony with HBO special

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Wednesday that it will replace its annual live induction ceremony with an exclusive HBO special honoring this year’s inductees. The event is changing because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max at 8 p.m. EST/PST…More

Blake Shelton is following in Garth Brooks’ footsteps with his own drive-in concert

Blake Shelton is following in Garth Brooks’ footsteps with his own drive-in concert

Get ready because you have another drive-in concert to add to your calendars. Country superstar Blake Shelton announced on Wednesday that he has a drive-in concert debuting July 25 at over 300 locations across the country. The concert, presented by Encore Live, will be pre-taped and feature Shelton’s longtime girlfriend, Gwen Stefani and fellow country…More

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