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For Decades, an Annual Competition Has Challenged Students to Deliver Speeches Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. Here’s Why It’s Still Going Strong

Many students across America can expect to read or listen to speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. during Black History Month, but in Oakland, Calif., they go beyond just reading. In the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival, students perform those speeches, as well as poetry and monologues they wrote, and compete for ribbons in various categories. The new HBO documentary We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, debuting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET, follows s...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Washington, Uncategorized, America, Civil Rights, Oakland, Martin Luther King Jr, Bay Area, Cal, Oakland Calif, San Francisco State University, Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, Awele Makeba, Donald Oliver


Tom Brady Trolled His Haters During a Workout With Gisele Bundchen

While Tom Brady continues to weigh his options for the 2021 NFL season, the six-time Super Bowl champion is using his Instagram account to hit back at critics who doubt the free agent quarterback still has what it takes to win. On Monday, Brady posted a series of photos from a workout with his wife, model Gisele Bundchen. As gym selfies go, the posts started innocuously enough: In one photo, Brady and Bundchen are shown smiling together while leisurely completing a cable row workout, captioned #...
Tags: News, Celebrity, NFL, Tom Brady, Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Bündchen


Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty.

The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo.
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Garner, Ben, Jennifer, Affleck, The Way Back (Movie


Charges pending in death of Hollywood Hills sex therapist Amie Harwick

HOLLYWOOD — A 41-year-old Playa del Rey man remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $2 million bail after his arrest on suspicion of murdering Dr. Amie Harwick, a prominent Hollywood marriage and sex therapist who was once engaged to “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey. Gareth Pursehouse, a former boyfriend of the victim, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Saturday and booked on suspicion of murdering Harwick, according to jail records and the Los Angeles Police Department. Agents from the FBI-LAPD fugit...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Lapd, Carey, Hollywood Hills, Playa del Rey, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Charges pending in death of Hollywood sex therapist once engaged to Drew Carey

HOLLYWOOD — A 41-year-old Playa del Rey man remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $2 million bail after his arrest on suspicion of murdering Dr. Amie Harwick, a prominent Hollywood marriage and sex therapist who was once engaged to “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey. Gareth Pursehouse, a former boyfriend of the victim, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Saturday and booked on suspicion of murdering Harwick, according to jail records and the Los Angeles Police Department. Agents from the FBI-LAPD fugit...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Lapd, Carey, Drew Carey, Hollywood Hills, Playa del Rey, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Little Women Has Produced the Perfect Meme For All the Things Everyone Simply Can’t Do

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is once again the talk of Twitter, and on this occasion because it has produced a very good meme for expressing, well, the postmodern mess that is doing stuff — or not doing stuff, specifically, because you just can’t. Given its universal appeal, the meme has spread far and wide across Twitter, with speed comparable to that tragic scarlet fever outbreak in the original novel. In the critical darling of a film, a modern adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott cla...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Viral, Greta Gerwig, Louisa May Alcott, Onetime, Chalamet, Nicole Gallucci, Clickmonsters, Dave Jorgenson, Jo March Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Timoth, Dana Donnelly


Inside the Funhouse Action Scene From ‘Birds of Prey’

The director Cathy Yan discusses a sequence from her film.
Tags: Movies, News, Margot, Robbie, Yan, Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey (Movie, Cathy (Film Director


Taylor Swift’s Father Safe After Fighting Off Burglar in Florida Penthouse

(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Taylor Swift’s father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. The men fought before Hoover ran away, the paper reports, citing police records. Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that...
Tags: Florida, Celebrities, Crime, News, Taylor Swift, Uncategorized, Swift, St Petersburg, Hoover, Tampa Bay Times, Overnight, Onetime, Scott Swift, Terrence Hoover, Florida Penthouse, ST PETERSBURG Fla Taylor Swift


Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Ugandan Actor Featured in Disney Film Queen of Katwe, Dies at 15

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15. Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The cause was a brain tumor, according to the girls’ secondary school she had attended since 2018. View this post on Instagram It is with great sadness that I post about th...
Tags: Movies, News, India, Uncategorized, Uganda, Obituaries, Kampala, Lupita Nyong, Gloria, KAMPALA Uganda, Katwe, Mira Nair, Phiona Mutesi, Phiona, Nikita, Mutesi


Floyd Mayweather Discusses Fighting T.I. Over Tiny Back in 2014… (VIDEO)

Floyd Mayweather recently spoke about his 2014 altercation with rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and he admits that they were fighting over a woman! [FLASHBACK: Caught on Tape: T.I. and Floyd Mayweather fight over Tiny in Vegas! (VIDEO)] During his appearance on Drink Champs, Money Mayweather admits to N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN that his battle with popular entertainer was over his relationship with T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Rumor Control: Tameka ‘Tin...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Floyd Mayweather, Mayweather, Tameka 'Tiny' Harris, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, GGA, Atlanta Gossip, Clifford T I Harris, Shekinah Jo Blasts


Ne-Yo Confirms Rumors He & Crystal Smith Are Divorcing After 4 Years of Marriage… (VIDEO)

Singer/Songwriter Ne-Yo has publicly confirmed that he and wife Crystal Smith are divorcing. There have been several weeks of speculations and rumors that the popular entertainer whose real name is Shaffer Smith and his socialite wife Crystal has parted ways as the two seemed to throw shots at each other online. Apparently Ne-Yo has verified that there was some truth to their social media shadefest. Details + video below… (more…) Related Posts ‘So Sick’ of Tax Liens! Is Ne-Yo Having M...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Divorce, Ne Yo, Crystal, Monyetta Shaw, Crystal Renay, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr, Crystal Smith, Ne Yo Crystal Renay Announce Birth of Son, Shaffer Smith


A TV Star’s Suicide Prompts a Blame Game in Britain

Caroline Flack’s death over the weekend is the latest tragedy to highlight Britain’s peculiar tabloid culture.
Tags: Television, Celebrities, News, Newspapers, Britain, Sun, Caroline Flack, Caroline, Flack, Suicides and Suicide Attempts, London (England, The (British Newspaper, Love Island (TV Program


‘I Thought It Really Resembled Reality.’ Oscar Winner Parasite Shines Light on South Korean Basement Apartments

(SEOUL, South Korea) — Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred option when she was looking for a new place to live. But after a rigorous search and a close examination of her finances, she was forced to settle for a “banjiha,” the Korean word for a cramped basement flat. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning film Parasite has brought banjiha dwellers like Kim to worldwide attention, thanks to its depiction ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Oscar, Kim, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Bong Joon, Onetime, Da hye, Kim Da hye, Ahn Young joon AP Kim Da hye


More than 70% of Couples Argue Over Home Buying or Selling

Zillow survey identifies the parts of the real estate transaction that put the most stress on relationships Seattle, WA – Feb. 12, 2020 (PRNewswire) Buying or selling a home can signal the beginning of a new phase in a couple’s life together, but a new survey commissioned by Zillow and conducted online by The Harris Polli finds those two transactions are often fraught with conflict.  A vast majority of Americans (77 percent) who have gone through the home buying process with a sig...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, United States, Zillow, Seattle Wa, Real Estate News, Zillow Inc, Seattle Zillow, Zillow Group Inc, Zillow Offers, Zillow Home Loans Zillow, Harris Polli, Previous Zillow, Amanda Pendleton, Zillow Couples


Groundhog day for a black man

By living a rough day over and over again, a black motorist learns that the cops will find their reasons: "I'm stopping everyone with broad noses. See if you match the description." Writer/Director: Cynthia Kao Cast (in order of appearance)t: Eric: Burl Moseley Officer 1: Ryan Stanger Female Officer: Celia Finkelstein Officer 2: Matt Cordova Officer 3: Marshall Givens
Tags: Video, News, Racism, Humor, Eric, Matt Cordova, Cynthia Kao Cast, Burl Moseley, Ryan Stanger, Celia Finkelstein


Unloved by Trump, NPR Carries On

Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.
Tags: News, Radio, Trump, Mike, Kelly, National Public Radio, Pompeo, Public Broadcasting, Donald J, Mary Louise, Federal Budget (US, Trump NPR


Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15

The Ugandan teenager, who debuted in the 2016 Disney film about a chess whiz, died of brain cancer, her school said.
Tags: Movies, News, Uganda, Brain Cancer, Walt Disney Company, Chess, Katwe, Deaths (Obituaries, Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Queen of Katwe (Movie, Nikita Pearl Waligwa Star


Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho Greeted by Applause Upon Returning to South Korea

(INCHEON, South Korea) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie Parasite, including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport. “It’s been a long journey in the United States and I’m pleased that it got wrapped up nicely,” Bong said, speaking in Korean. “Now, I am happy that I can qu...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, China, Uncategorized, Ap, United States, World Health Organization, Bong, Incheon South Korea, Bong Joon, Incheon International Airport, Onetime


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Opens Strong at the Box Office

The movie’s creators redesigned its title character after an early trailer was ridiculed. That may have helped it avoid disaster.
Tags: Movies, News, Box Office, Will, James, Ferrell, Julia, Fowler, Marsden, Jeff (1978-, Louis-Dreyfus, Birds of Prey (Movie, Downhill (Movie, The Photograph (Movie, Sonic the Hedgehog (Movie, Fantasy Island (Movie


Disney’s Queen of Katwe Star Nikita Pearl Waligwa Dies at 15 of Brain Tumor

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a young actress who starred in Disney’s Queen of Katwe—a film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum—has died at the age of 15 from a brain tumor. According to Ugandan media reports (via UK’s Mirror), Nikita passed away on Saturday (Feb. 15) at TMR International Hospital in Naalya, Kampala. Nikita played the role of Gloria in Queen of Katwe, a 2016 Disney film based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, who started playing chess at the young age of 9 despite not being in s...
Tags: UK, Movies, News, India, Disney, World news, Uganda, Pop Culture, Jazz, David Oyelowo, Queen Of Katwe, Lupita Nyong, Gloria, Katwe, Mira Nair, Phiona Mutesi


Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts

Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts According to Deadline, Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper has signed on to direct Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in A Head Full of Ghosts for Cross Creek, Team Downey and The Allegiance Theater. RELATED: Debby Ryan’s Insatiable Cancelled After Two Seasons at Netflix The film, described by the trade as a “psychological horror,” is based on Paul Tremblay’s novel, which won the Horror Writers Association’...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, Horror, Netflix, Movie, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Scary, Sigourney Weaver, Cooper, Scott Cooper, Debby Ryan, Movie News, Horror Writers Association


Jude Law and Taika Waititi Team for Showtime Series The Auteur

Jude Law and Taika Waititi Team Up for Showtime Limited Series The Auteur Deadline reports that Jude Law and Academy Award-winner Taika Waititi have teamed up for the Showtime original series The Auteur. RELATED: Killing Eve Season 3 Teaser: BBC Debuts Valentine’s Day Teaser & Premiere Date Waititi will direct the series from his own screenplay, which is supposedly a Hollywood satire based on the Rick Spears novel of the same name. Law will play the title character. Spears’ graphic novel fol...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, News, Law, Bbc, Showtime, TV News, Rex, Tracy Morgan, Academy Awards, Jude Law, Darwin, Spears, Taika Waititi


WTF?!? 3 People Reportedly SHOT at Kandi Burruss’ OLG Restaurant in Atlanta on Valentine’s Day | EXCLUSIVE DETAILS

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day filled with love and red roses, but Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may feel a bit differently today. It’s being reported that earlier today, a day traditionally reserved for happy couples, that someone barged into Kandi’s OLG restaurant and started shooting! Details below… (more…) Related Posts Jesus Fixed It! Kandi Burruss’ OLG Restaurant Bounces Back After Low Score Health Inspection…Celebrity Kids: Young Jeezy Celebrates Daug...
Tags: Wtf, Featured, Celebrities, News, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Philippines, Exclusive, Kandi Burruss, Kandi, Atlanta Gossip, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Real Housewives Of Atlanta Party, OLG, Todd Tucker, Old Lady Gang


Luka Doncic buries pull-up halfcourt shot during Rising Stars (video)

CHICAGO – Trae Young produced Rising Star's first sweet highlight. Then, Luka Doncic topped him with this half-court shot to cap the first half. Look how confident Doncic was in that non-heave.
Tags: News, Celebrity, Chicago, Luka Doncic, Doncic, Trae Young


Three People Shot at Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang Restaurant in Atlanta on Valentine’s Day

Police are investigating a shooting that injured three people at Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point, Georgia. East Point police said that a male suspect walked into Old Lady Gang Restaurant at 3650 Marketplace Boulevard on Friday evening (Feb. 14) and opened fire on a man inside the eatery. Police said as the gunman was shooting, he also hit two other people, who they believe were unintended targets. The shooting not only happened on a Friday, which is often one of the busiest...
Tags: Wtf, TV, Celebs, Crime, News, Guns, Shootings, Atlanta, Georgia, Valentine's Day, Pop Culture, Jazz, Gun Violence, East Point, Kandi Burruss, Really


Charles O’Brien, 86, Who Was Dogged by Hoffa Case, Is Dead

Suspicions that Chuckie O’Brien was involved in the union boss’s disappearance trailed him for 45 years.
Tags: Movies, News, Organized Crime, O'Brien, Hoffa, Organized Labor, James R, Deaths (Obituaries, Charles O'Brien, The Irishman (Movie, Charles (1933-2020, Chuckie O'Brien


The 15 Best Romance Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Whether you’re jonesing for a good cry or looking for something to bring a smile to your face, there’s nothing that can meet the need as efficiently and effectively as a great romance movie. From tried-and-true romantic comedies that you’ve nearly memorized to sweet tearjerkers that will reaffirm your belief in love, there’s a romantic film (or three) out there for, well, most of us. With that in mind, in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up the 15 best movies about romance that are c...
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Uncategorized, David, Netflix, Hugh Jackman, Manhattan, Colin Farrell, Hilary Swank, Will Smith, Kate, Cher, Eva Mendes, Rachel Weisz, Samantha


The Times of Bill Cunningham Delightfully Captures the Fashion Photographer’s Artistry—and His More Sensitive Side

Even those of us who used to await and savor Bill Cunningham’s street-fashion photochronicle every week in the New York Times—where his work appeared from 1978 to 2016—probably had no idea how precious, in time, those photographs would come to be. Cunningham had two beats: society parties and, better yet, the polychrome cavalcade of fashion as seen on the streets of Paris and, most frequently, New York. His “On the Street” column, which featured candid pictures of individuals arranged into ...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Documentary, Boston, New York City, Uncategorized, New York Times, Paris, The Times, Army, Bill Cunningham, The New York Times, Times, Street Photography, Sarah Jessica Parker


Downhill Is an Uphill Slog That Doesn’t Justify Its Remake of the Darker, Subtler Force Majeure

Ideally, we should be able to view remakes as their own creatures, independent organisms with their own blood coursing through their veins. But we’re only human, and if we’ve seen the original version of a picture, a new one can seem instantly substandard, the memory of the first showing through like bones on an X-ray. That’s the problem—or one of many problems—with Downhill, an English-language reworking of Swedish director Ruben Östland’s 2014 chilly family semi-comedy Force Majeure. In t...
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Billie, Will Ferrell, Downhill, Ferrell, Pete, Force Majeur, Louis Dreyfus, Jim Rash, Jesse Armstrong, Miranda Otto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Nat Faxon


Going Viral Helped Catapult Roddy Ricch and ‘The Box’ to #1 — But There’s More to the Story

It’s barely two months into 2020, but it’s already been a big year for rapper Roddy Ricch. The 21-year-old Compton artist has claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 for the past five weeks with his viral earworm of a rap song, “The Box,” from his debut album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, which is the longest-running #1 debut rap album to be on the Billboard 200 in nearly two decades since 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003. Ricch also won his first Grammy two weeks ago ...
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, NYC, Youtube, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Chicago, Justin Bieber, Viral, Kansas City Chiefs, West Coast, Mall, Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Atlantic Records



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