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‘Hamilton’ at home: Disney+ gives fans a front-row seat worth waiting for

‘Hamilton’ at home: Disney+ gives fans a front-row seat worth waiting for

After conquering the stage in every way imaginable, “Hamilton” moves to the screen — just not the one originally intended. Premiering on Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical beautifully survives the transfer process, with a few minor hiccups. Some will lament not seeing the movie in theaters, but given its length and the goodwill generated for Disney’s…MORE

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel’s kids take ‘family, forever’ selfie

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel’s kids take ‘family, forever’ selfie

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel were BFFs and it looks like their children are continuing that tradition. Meadow Walker, 21, recently posted a selfie with Diesel’s three kids Hania, 12, Vincent 10 and Pauline, 5. The three youngsters are seen smiling behind Walker who appears to have taken the photo — which she shared on…MORE

How BET pulled off the awards show we all needed

How BET pulled off the awards show we all needed

The BET Awards have always showcased Black America’s entertainment and culture, but, amid a global pandemic and racial justice movement, this year was different. Jesse Collins served as executive producer for Sunday’s BET Awards, held virtually due to the Covid-19 crisis. Opening with a rousing remix of the Public Enemy hit “Fight the Power and…MORE

Netflix announces Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

Netflix announces Ava DuVernay-led series on Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s life story is headed to Netflix. The streaming giant announced a new limited series titled “Colin in Black & White,” from Ava DuVernay, based on Kaepernick’s high school years. Kaepernick will appear in the series and add his own voice to the project. The limited series will run for six episodes and reunites…MORE

Broadway will remain dark for the rest of the year

Broadway will remain dark for the rest of the year

The show will not go on. Well, at least for the remainder of this year. Broadway shows will not be returning to the stage until at least January of 2021, according to The Broadway League, a national trade association for the Broadway Industry. All 41 Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12 due to…MORE

Shane Dawson is the latest big YouTuber to apologize for racist videos

Shane Dawson is the latest big YouTuber to apologize for racist videos

By now, the garden variety YouTube apology is an easily recognizable art form: Puffy eyes, a sparse background, a vague title — and in the middle of it, a famous creator who’s done something very, very wrong. The latest star to tread this familiar road is also one of the platform’s earliest success stories. Shane…MORE

Want to win Eurovision? Write a nice, slow song about love

Want to win Eurovision? Write a nice, slow song about love

You might be forgiven for thinking the Eurovision Song Contest doesn’t lend itself to rigorous academic analysis. After all, this is a competition in which six elderly women in national dress once earned Russia second place by performing an ethno-pop ballad called “Party for Everybody,” which featured the refrain “Come on and boom, boom,” sung…MORE

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in new trailer for ‘Respect’ biopic

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in new trailer for ‘Respect’ biopic

Jennifer Hudson is a perfect Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the upcoming film, “Respect.” The trailer for the biopic dropped during the BET Awards on Sunday. It features scenes from Franklin’s rise to fame, her signing with a music manager and the legendary singer belting out the song “Respect” in front of giant…MORE

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