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Mahershala Ali once refused to do love scene over religious beliefs

(LOS ANGELES) -- Mahershala Ali reveals he accepted a role in David Fincher's 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but only on the condition that he wouldn't have to film a love scene with co-star Taraji P. Henson. The 46-year-old actor, who converted to Islam while studying for a master's degree at…... Read More

Tyler Perry thanksgiving food drive draws thousands

(ATLANTA) -- Tyler Perry put the "giving" in Thanksgiving on Sunday, feeding thousands of needy families ahead of the holiday. The star of the Madea franchise opened up his Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta for the food giveaway, dubbed TPSGiving, which promised nonperishables and gift cards to the first 5,000 families to pull…... Read More

American Music Awards 2020: Taylor Swift, the Weeknd and Dan + Shay are this year's big winners

(LOS ANGELES) -- One of the biggest nights in music, the American Music Awards, kicked off Sunday night with a series of worldwide premieres, big wins and even bigger surprises. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, the audience looked a little different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19…... Read More

'The Mandalorian' gets a 'Game of Thrones' coffee cup-type goof of its own

(NEW YORK) -- Remember that moment in the final season of Game of Thrones, when a Starbucks cup was accidentally left on a set table and wound up being broadcast on the episode?  Disney+'s The Mandalorian just had an incident that's being compared to that. Amid the action of The Mandalorian's newest episode, "The…... Read More

Terminally-ill 'Halloween' superfan died minutes after Jamie Lee Curtis officiated his wedding

(SOUTH CAROLINA) -- The news of the September 13 cancer-related death of a super fan of both of Halloween the holiday and Halloween the movie has now gone viral. Twenty-nine year old Anthony Woodie married his longtime girlfriend Emilee on that date, in a ceremony in South Carolina that was officiated over the phone by ordained…... Read More

'Small Axe': Letitia Wright shares the

(NEW YORK) -- Letitia Wright had some pretty big shoes to fill in the new feature Mangrove from Steve McQueen's anthology film series Small Axe. The film, which follows the Mangrove Nine -- a group Black British activists who were arrested and tried for inciting a riot at a protest against police -- stars Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe,…... Read More

Carrie Fisher's brother says motherhood spared her from an earlier death

(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Fisher died at 60 years old on December 27, 2016, following a heart attack, and traces of several drugs were subsequently found in her system. But her brother Todd tells Page Six that Fisher would have died "long ago," had it not been for the birth of her daughter, Billie Lourd. The Star…... Read More

'Friends' sticking with Nickelodeon; Network cooking up

(LOS ANGELES) -- Friends will still be there for you on Nickelodeon. The cabler on Thursday announced that it has renewed the award-winning series.  Nick also announced that beginning Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Nick at Nite it will air its “Super-Stuffed Friends-Giving,” featuring a lineup of classic Friends episodes with beloved funny…... Read More

'Coming to America' sequel coming to Amazon Prime on March 5

(LOS ANGELES) -- Paramount Pictures' long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America will debut on March 5, 2021 on the Amazon Prime Video platform. "Thanks to Eddie Murphy's comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn't be more excited to celebrate this new adventure," says Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke in a statement.  "We…... Read More

Lady Gaga reportedly set to board 'Bullet Train' with Brad Pitt

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lady Gaga has potentially nabbed her next movie role and it's working alongside none other than Brad Pitt, Collider reports.  If all pans out, the Chromatica singer will be joining the cast of Bullet Train -- a Sony Pictures thriller based on Kotaro Isaka's book Maria Beetle and directed by John Wick and Deadpool 2's David Leitch. The film follows…... Read More

Alex Trebek acknowledges World Pancreatic Cancer Day in pre-taped intro

(LOS ANGELES) -- Alex Trebek died earlier this month after his long battle with stage-4 pancreatic cancer, but not before delivering a heartfelt message to Jeopardy! viewers. At the beginning of Thursday's episode of the game show, which was pre-taped, Trebek shared a message in honor of Wold Pancreatic Cancer Day -- a day dedicated to raising awareness…... Read More