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Urbanworld: ‘Rel’ Episode 2 Delivers Powerful Message About Gang Life in Chicago

Comedian Lil Rel Howery attended the 22nd annual Urbanworld Film Festival and premiered the second episode of his series on FOX, Rel. He was joined by Jordan L. Jones who plays his little brother, Nat.

If you’ve been following the show, you would know that episode 2 has been delayed and is scheduled to air on September 30th. But whoever attended the screening at the film festival had the lucky opportunity to watch the episode on Saturday, September 22nd.

The episode was funny, entertaining, and serious all at the same time. It starred Vic Mensa as the leader of a gang called The Lords, who organized a gang meeting in the laundry room in Rel’s building. Towards the end of the episode, Rel delivers a heartfelt message to the gang members about gang life in Chicago and its negative impact on the community. It will certainly stimulate a well needed conversation amongst the young community.

At the end of the screening, Global Grind’s Blogxilla moderated a Q&A panel and Lil Rel gave us a lot of insight about why NBC didn’t pick up his series, claiming that the network wanted him to diversify the crowd by adding a white character. But he stood his ground and the show was picked up as it is by FOX.

Be sure to tune-in to FOX on September 30th to catch episode 102 of Rel.

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Kevin Hart on Katt Williams: ‘He Chose Drugs. Take Responsibility for What You Chose’

Kevin Hart’s forthcoming film, Night School, starring Tiffany Haddish is scheduled to be released on September 28th so they’re rightfully out doing a press run.

Ahead of their pre-screening at the 2018 Urban World Film Festival, the duo stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and talked about their upcoming Malcolm D. Lee-directed film. Of course, they couldn’t leave without addressing Katt Williams’ outburst last week at V103 aimed at Hart, Lil Rel, and many other comedians. However, the most lethal shots were aimed at Haddish, who Williams claims hasn’t proven herself as a comedian and rose to the top by sleeping with white men.

“My frustrations with Katt Williams come from, you keep pointing Hollywood. Hollywood this. The white man. This, this, and this. When do you take responsibility for your actions?” Hart said passionately. “You had the shot. You were the guy. You were set up to be the star. You didn’t show up to work. You f—-d off promo shoots. You f—-d off promo trips that they had set up for you. You became a risk to the studios which is why the studios stopped f—–g with you.”

“Why was he a risk?” Charlamagne Tha God asked. “He chose drugs,” Hart swiftly responded. “Take responsibility for what you chose and say you know what, I gotta fix me and Ima come back and stand up for comedy.”

He continued, “So when you say Tiffany Haddish doesn’t deserve or isn’t really a comedian and these other women have worked hard, which they have. Shoutouts to Melanie Comarcho, shoutouts to Leslie Jones, Luenell, who are all under the umbrella of Katt Williams. Katt Williams, have you ever used your platform to f—–g bring the people under you up? You haven’t!”

Check out the interview in its entirety below:

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LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ May Feature Michael Jordan Cameo

The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that Ryan Coogler will deliver a follow-up to Michael Jordan’s Space Jam, with LeBron James leading the pack this time around. “[Ryan] gave this generation’s kids something I didn’t have when I was a kid,” James said in the Sept. 19 issue. “And that’s a superhero movie with an African-American cast.”

LBJ compared his role to a superhero role for a franchise. “I always wanted to be a superhero. Batman was my favorite. But I knew I could never be Bruce Wayne,” the Los Angeles Lakers forward explained. “You’ve got to understand, for me that was in no way possible; I never felt like I could be the president of a multibillion-dollar company.”

At the point when Warner Bros. greenlit the idea in 2016, Justin Lin was connected to write and direct; at the time, Michael Jordan proposed Blake Griffin, another well known NBA player, should star in the motion picture.

But it was LeBron James that got the movie off the ground.

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[WATCH] Tekashi 6ix9ine: I Don’t Have No F*****g Friends In This S**t

Brooklyn-based rap star Tekashi 6ix9ine has become the rapper that everybody loves to hate and he has no qualms about saying his peace to his haters and naysayers too.

In a candid, four-minute post to his millions of IG fans and those he knew would be listening, Tekashi talks openly about those who he knows don’t have the best intentions for him and his only response is,

“I see you.”

Check out the entire post below.

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Sony to Release ‘PlayStation Classic’ During Upcoming Holiday Season

This holiday season Sony Computer Entertainment will be rolling out a new-ish console. The original PlayStation will make a return under the name PlayStation Classic.

The new PlayStation will be 45% smaller than the original and will come with classic games that throwback gamers miss. 20 games, like Tekken 3, Final Fantasy VII, and Ridge Racer Type 4, will be preloaded into the system.

The new PlayStation Classic will become available on December 3, 2018, for a cost of $99.99. Included with purchase are a USB cable and a pair of controllers. Peep the announcement below.

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New York Times Confuses Angela Bassett for Omarosa

Early versions of the New York Times highlighted a photograph Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett giving Rachel Brosnahan her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy, with a caption in which Bassett is recognized as Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Eagle-eye readers were quick to point it out. “oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa,” tweeted Buzzfeed reporter Julia Reinstein.

The Times immediately reacted to her, tweeting, “We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.”

Agence France-Presse, the wire service initially in charge of the incorrect caption, has since fixed the mistake.

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Pharrell Williams is Set to Narrate Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’

Pharrell Williams, whose Oscar-nominated single, “Happy” helped transform Despicable Me 2 into a beast hit in 2013, has rejoined with Illumination and Universal Pictures. Williams has joined the crew to narrate The Grinch. Grammy candidate Tyler, the Creator has composed a unique melody — “I Am The Grinch” — and will perform it for the film. Oscar-nominated writer Danny Elfman has composed the film’s score, and Tyler, the Creator and Elfman worked together on a reconsidered rendition of the exemplary Grinch theme, “You’re A Mean One.”

The Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate previously composed the score and original songs for all three Despicable Me installments and has been essential in Illumination earning three of the eight best grossing movies ever, with Illumination’s movies earning more than $5.8 billion worldwide in the organization’s 11-year run.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the The Grinch, with Rashida Jones, SNL’s Keenan Thompson, Cameron Seely and Angela Lansbury giving the other primary voices, with Lansbury voicing The Mayor of Whoville.

The movie is coordinated by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney, adjusted from Dr. Seuss’ book by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. Creating are Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, with Latifa Ouaou, Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud the official makers. This is the third adjustment of Geisel’s work for Meledandri — The Lorax and Horton Hears A Who are the others — and it comes 18 years after Universal discharged the real life Grinch with Jim Carrey in the featuring job.

The film is slate to be released on November 9th.

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Diggy Simmons Returns For Season 2 Of ‘Grown-Ish’

Today, Freeform announced the start of production on season two of hit comedy series Grown-ish.

Reprising his role as Doug is musical artist, rapper and actor Diggy Simmons in a recurring role for season two, quickly became a fandom favorite for his character’s relationship with Jazz Forster. Simmons recently released his latest single “It Is What It Is” and “Anchors” off of his highly-anticipated sophomore album that will be released later this fall.

From Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris, Grown-ish is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Produced by ABC Signature Studios and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins, season two of Grown-ish is set to debut in January 2019.

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Bobby Brown meets Millie Bobby Brown at the Emmys

If there is anything that a 14-year-old Caucasian girl and middle aged Black male ever had in common, it would be their names. The Stranger Things star, Millie Bobby Brown had a conversation with Bobby Brown over the phone during Monday night’s 2018 Emmy Awards. 

Apparently, Tracy Morgan introduced the two while taking a break in the Lindt Chocolate Lounge inside of the Microsoft Theater. The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominee was excited to as she spoke to the “Perrogative” singer on speakerphone. We are pretty sure having the same name was the bud of their convo over the phone!

Following the convo, Morgan presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Jimmy Kimmel.  Of course, Morgan poked fun before announcing the winner stating, that he was “only rooting for the black people.” “I’m rooting for Leslie Jones, Zazie Beetz, and Millie Bobby Brown.” 

Kimmel then reacted to Morgan jokingly stating that the young actress was neither black nor a contender in the category. Morgan jabbed back with “Well, then she’s uninvited to the cookout”.

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Jennifer Lewis Rocked Nike at Emmys Red Carpet in Support of Colin Kaepernick

The legendary Jennifer Lewis made a bold, chic statement during her red carpet appearance at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Bows, plunging, and bright colors were definitely the wave for last night’s ceremony, but Black-ish star, Jennifer Lewis, rocked a Nike ensemble in support of the company’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick.

“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis said on the red carpet.

In case you missed it, Nike caused an uproar after they unveiled their ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” slogan, starring the former 49ers quarterback. Many people, including President Donald Trump, thought the sports brand was sending a bad message and opted to boycott and burn their Nike items.

Jennifer Lewis said she came up with the idea when thinking about doing something “meaningful.”

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