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New Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie in the works at Tyler Perry Studios

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PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor/producer Tyler Perry speaks onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Tyler Perry is set to reprise his starring role as ‘Madea’ in new Halloween movie. The Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a new Madea film called Boo! A Madea Halloween, which will be distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.

Perry will write, produce, direct, and star in the project, which centers around his popular matriarch character Madea, who gets caught up in a comedic adventure through a haunted Halloween, fighting off zombies, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, and ghouls while protecting a group of misbehaving teens.

“We are thrilled to reunite with the iconic Tyler Perry, one of the greatest creative forces in entertainment and a beloved and cherished member of our Lionsgate family,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a news release. “Boo! A Madea Halloween brings together two great Lionsgate traditions — Madea and a Halloween movie — and we know that audiences will find the combination outrageous, hilarious, and unbeatable.”

Along with Perry, the film’s costars include Bella Thorne as Rain, Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam, Patrice Lovely as Hattie, Andre Hall as Quinton, Yousef Erakat as Jonathan, Lexy Panterra as Leah, Diamond White as Tiffany, Liza Koshy as Aday, Brock O’Hurn as Horse, Jimmy Tatro as Sean, Jc Caylen as Mikey, Kian Lawley as Bean Boy, and Mike Tornabene as Dino.

The film is set to be released on Oct. 21.

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Jennifer Lopez begins residency at Planet Hollywood

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The “Shades of Blue” actress begins her residency today at Planet Hollywood’s The Axis. Lopez is commissioned for 20 dates at a rate of $350,000 per show, according to TMZ. Lopez will be singing her greatest hits and delivering an eye-appealing entertaining spectacular.

The 46-year-old, reportedly has been putting in the work to ensure the residency launches without a hitch and was seen rehearsing on with her kids in tow, according to inside sources.

Lopez joins the ranks of Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and other powerhouses in music who have all taken to Las Vegas to showcase their talents on a global stage.

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Tyrese Suggests Chris Rock Should Not Host Oscars Due to Lack of Diversity

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Tyrese Suggests Chris Rock Should Not Host Oscars Due to Lack of Diversity

Tyrese was one of the first to speak out in support of boycotting the Oscars after it was revealed that all the acting nominations went to white performers for the second year in a row. Now, he appears to be questioning whether comedian Chris Rock should be hosting the awards show.

On Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Tyrese went on a rant about those choosing not to protest the awards show. “Is Chris Rock still gonna host the Oscars after this blatant racism?? Is everyone still gonna show up?? In this town, I guess it takes homosexuals to be discriminated against in order for someone to finally step UP and wanna do something,” he declared. “You have to take your hat off to the homosexual and gay community cause right now they’re as strong as black people USE to be when it comes to their rights.”

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Oscars Boycott — It Pisses Me Off!

On Wednesday, Tyrese continued his argument, writing: “If Andy Cohen of [Watch What Happens Live] was hosting the Oscars and they purposely left out all gays and or homosexuals from being nominated, HE would of stepped down already. This is a #fact.”

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In 2015, no gay men or women were nominated in the acting categories at the Oscars, but Neil Patrick Harris, a homosexual man, hosted the awards show. At this year’s Academy Awards, not one LGBT person was nominated in the four acting categories.

The 37-year-old Furious 7 actor went on to say that while he wholeheartedly supports the boycott of the Oscars, he still thinks Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win for his role in The Revenant. “For the record… I HATE that this is all happening on the year that Leonardo DiCaprio is gonna win his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR,” Tyrese quipped. “Leo looooooveeessssss black people!!!!!! Leo in my homie!!!!!”

MORE: Chris Rock Calls the Oscars the ‘White BET Awards’

However, not everyone agrees with Tyrese about boycotting the Academy Awards. “I don’t know if avoiding it altogether is going to help, but I just think we have to continue to move forward,” Niecy Nash told ET at the Critics’ Choice Awards. “We have this awareness and this spotlight — we’ve got to look at other work. There’s other work out there that I think was missed. We’ve just got to do better.”

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20 January 2016
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Adele confirmed as performer for the 58th Grammy Awards

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10-time Grammy winner Adele will be performing at the 58th Grammys, announced this morning.

The Hello singer will join the star-studded line-up of talented musicians already scheduled to appear including front-runner Kendrick Lamar, and Little Big Town. The singer did not qualify for any nominations this year due to her album, 25, being released after the nomination deadline. Despite not being nominated for anything at the prestigious event this year, Adele will be bringing her A-game to the stage.

The GRAMMYs took to Twitter to announce the big news:


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The 58th Grammy awards will be hosted by LL Cool J and will take place on February 15.

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Stacey Dash Speaks Out on Oscars’ Lack of Diversity: ‘It’s Ludicrous’

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Stacey Dash Speaks Out on Oscars’ Lack of Diversity: ‘It’s Ludicrous’

Stacey Dash has a lot to say about the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees.

On Wednesday, the Clueless actress and Fox News contributor expressed her outrage over the fact that, once again, only white performers made the cut while chatting with Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends.

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee to Skip the 2016 Oscars

“I think it’s ludicrous,” she said. “Because we have to make up our minds. Either we want segregation or integration.”

The outspoken actress, who turned 49 on Wednesday, also stated that she’s glad the issue has finally received some attention, but in order for things to change, we need to get rid of the “double standard” currently in place.

“If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she explained. “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”

WATCH: Chris Rock Calls the Oscars the ‘White BET Awards’

Dash continued on, arguing that because there’s no White History Month, a Black History Month shouldn’t exist either.

“What I find astounding is that we’ve had a president who is black in office for the past eight years, who gets most of his funding from the liberal elite in Hollywood,” she added, referring to President Barack Obama. “Yet, there are not very many roles for people of color. How can that be? And why is it just now being addressed?”

A few celebrities, including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, are boycotting this year’s ceremony, as they are frustrated that an all-white list of nominees in the acting categories was announced for the second year in a row. Doocy brought up the fact that he understands why Smith would be angry, as her husband, Will Smith, wasn’t nominated for his role in Concussion.

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Oscars Boycott: It Pisses Me Off!

“He did a great job in the movie, but at the same time, what does that say about how people are selected for these awards?” Doocy asked Dash.

“Right. That’s assuming they’re selected by race, which I think would be a disservice to the people who are looking at the films and making the choices,” she said. “Maybe [the Academy] need[s] to be more, you know, integrated, and there needs to be more diverse people in the process of electing.”

Doocy then explained that, although the Academy demographics are kept secret, he claims they are “predominately white males” based on investigations that have come to light.

WATCH: Stacey Dash ‘Appalled’ by Patricia Arquette’s Oscars Acceptance Speech

“I hope they’re looking for the best movies and the best actors,” Dash said in response to Doocy’s statement. “The good news is, there’s attention brought to it now. But, like I said, over the past eight years, we’ve had a president who’s black, who gets his funding mainly from Hollywood. ‘The elite liberals.’ So, it’s odd to me that this has now become such an issue.”

This, of course, isn’t the first time Dash has spoken out against issues she’s passionate about. Last February, she also made an appearance on Fox & Friends where she revealed she was “appalled” by the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, specifically calling out Patricia Arquette for her lack of history knowledge.

Last month, Dash was suspended for two weeks by Fox News after delivering NSFW language on-air while talking about Obama’s speech on terrorism one night earlier.

Desiree Murphy
20 January 2016

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Nurse Charged With Practicing Without A License

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Nurse Charged With Practicing Without A License

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s nurse has been charged after it was discovered that she has been practicing without a valid license.

Taiwo Sobamowo had been accused of posing as a medical professional in the hospice that Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter was being cared for before she tragically passed away in July last year.

Gwinnett County jail records have confirmed that Taiwo has now been charged for the offense, with previous reports claiming that she faked credentials in order to get the job – providing documents that said that she was a registered nurse.

Taiwo was fired on August 5th after the facility discovered that she could not prove the credentials.

Bobbi Kristina was just 22 years old when she died, with the aspiring singer being found unconscious in her bathtub at home in Atlanta last January.

After six months in a coma, Bobbi passed away, with there being many reports surrounding what led to the starlet’s death, which was eerily reminiscent of her mother Whitney’s passing in 2007.

Bobbi Kristina’s father has since vowed to open a women’s hospice in his daughter’s memory, vowing that it is going to be named ‘Bobbi Kristina Serenity House’ and will serve as an emergency and advocacy resource centre for women who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Speaking about the project on an episode of ‘The Real’, Bobby explained: “It’s a place that I’m building, that we’re just starting to built, that I feel is needed.

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Meagan Good is headed to ‘Code Black’ on CBS

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Meagan Good will be joining the cast of Code Black.

The beautiful and talented actress is set to play the former flame of Raza Jaffrey’s Neal, according to TVLine.

Good has been acting all of her life and has built an impressive portfolio over the years. Good starred in her own NBC drama Deception, and was most recently the leading lady on FOX’s Minority Report series, which debuted on FOX Network on September 21, 2015.

Minority Report, which was recently cancelled by FOX, was based off of the best-selling book by the same name, that was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg.

In her recurring role, Good will play Dr. Grace Adams, an uninhibited doctor fresh off a year of humanitarian work in Haiti and is set to appear beginning in the Feb. 10 episode.

Code Black, which is set in the busiest emergency room in the country, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, is based on Ryan McGarry’s 2014 feature documentary of the same name.

Code Black airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.


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Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Winner Lanita Smith To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! January 26th

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324168Singer Songwriter Lanita Smith will make her national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the same day she releases her anticipated first EP Listen To Your Heartbeat. The music video for title track Listen To Your Heartbeat is live on VEVO today.

Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 4 winner will perform songs from the 4-track EP on the late night show next week, showcasing the soulful music and lyrics she poured her heart into for the last 6 months while in the studio with the legendary Don Was who produced the EP. From the sultry vibes on her first single I Love You, to the powerful anthem Fearless, and the emotional lyrics of Listen To Your Heartbeat, the versatile EP reveals her talent as a pianist and her musicality as a singer.

This year is going to be full of new ventures for Lanita Smith as she brings on new manager Mark Lamica, who has worked with, and managed a variety of Grammy award winning artists such as, the late and great Michael Jackson. And there is more to come from the R&B singer who will be performing at the 2016 NAMM Show in Los Angeles this week.

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About Lanita Smith
Lanita Smith is a native of Fayetteville, NC. Lanita’s love of music began while sitting next to the piano player at church. From taking private lessons to learning “by ear,” she has worked hard to perfect her skills as a pianist. Lanita later moved to Memphis, TN where she expanded her skill set to include the violin, saxophone, guitar, vocal performance, and songwriting.  In 2015, Lanita was hand picked by Don Was as the winner for Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter 4. Since then she has worked with artists such as, Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, James Gadsen, and Don Was himself. Her debut EP Listen To Your Heartbeat was produced by Don Was. As part of her grand prize in the contest Lanita will perform the songs from the EP on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Stephen Curry, J.J. Watt, Mike Trout, and Alex Morgan top annual Millennials’ Athlete Index

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Today, 120 Sports unveiled its second annual Millennials’ Athlete Index, providing unique insights and ranking of the athletes mattering most to Millennials. With a 365-day-a-year commitment to focusing on the athletes most relevant and talked about by its target audience, Millennials, 120 Sports conducted this exclusive research in conjunction with Ranker, the leading digital media company for crowd sourced rankings and opinions, to produce an Index of the Top 40 athletes.

120 Sports uses up-to-the-moment insight from consumer trends to shape the way it produces its daily live and on-demand programming, providing real-time data on what is resonating most with the Millennial audience on a daily basis. Leveraging this information along with social analytics, 120 Sports and Ranker surveyed over 1,400 Millennials (defined as 18 to 34-year-olds) to determine the list of athletes most relevant to them.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors topped the 120 Sports Millennials’ Athlete Index for the second year in a row while eighteen new athletes are represented on the 2016 list that did not make the 2015 Millennials’ Athlete Index.

Athletes from nine major sports made this year’s Index, including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golf, hockey, tennis, NASCAR and UFC. Ninety-nine athletes were included in the overall survey for voters to rank.

The Top 10 are as follows:

2015 120 Sports Millennial Athlete Index Top 10

1) Stephen Curry, 27, NBA
2) J.J. Watt, 26, NFL
3) Mike Trout, 24, MLB
4) Alex Morgan, 26, USWNT
5) Cam Newton, 26, NFL*
6) Andrew McCutchen, 29, MLB*
7) Lionel Messi, 28, La Liga
8) Kris Bryant, 24, MLB*
9) Clayton Kershaw, 27, MLB
10) Antonio Brown, 27, NFL*

*New, not on 2015 index.

Breaking down the results by region, the top-rated athletes were Stephen Curry (West, South, Mountain regions), Alex Morgan and Mike Trout (Northeast region), and Jonathan Toews (Midwest).

The rankings provide additional insights and data points including:

Most Athletes Overall – 10 NFL players.
Most Athletes in Top 10 – 4 MLB players.
Five female athletes in the Index, two in the Top 20.
The oldest athlete on the list (Duncan, 39) and the youngest athlete on the list (Porzingis, 20) are both NBA players.
Avg. Age of Top Ten – 26.4 years old.
Youngest Avg. Age per League/Sport – NFL (26).
The 3 Youngest on the Index – Porzingis (20), Spieth (22), A. Davis (22).
LeBron James fell 8 spots from the 2015 to 2016 Index. Kobe Bryant, ranked 23 this year, was not featured on the 2015 Index.
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, positions 19 and 39, respectively, on the 2015 Index, did not make the 2016 Index.
Throughout the past year, 120 Sports has released several sport-specific indexes including NFL, NHL and NBA editions, and will continue to release additional lists to reflect the most relevant and trending athletes to Millennials. 120 Sports chose to release the full Millennials’ Athlete Index results today on the second annual 1.20 Sports Day (January 20th).

On Ranker, voters could cast both positive and negative votes on the rank of athletes, sending their favorite athletes to the top, while voting athletes they may dislike lower on the list. To determine the top athletes, Ranker and 120 Sports used an algorithm designed to balance various dimensions of agreement, popularity and positivity. The poll ran between Dec. 3, 2015 and Jan. 15, 2016.

The remainder of the Millennials’ Athlete Index is as follows:

11. Rob Gronkowski, 26, NFL
12. Jimmy Butler, 26, NBA*
13. Ronda Rousey, 28, UFC*
14. Kevin Durant, 27, NBA
15. Jonathan Toews, 27, NHL
16. Luke Kuechly, 24, NFL*
17. Jordan Spieth, 22, PGA TOUR*
18. Kristaps Porzingis, 20, NBA*
19. Giancarlo Stanton, 26, MLB
20. Conor McGregor, 27, UFC*
21. Carli Lloyd, 33, USWNT*
22. Odell Beckham Jr., 23, NFL
23. Kobe Bryant, 37, NBA*
24. Jake Arrieta, 29, MLB*
25. Julio Jones, 26, NFL*
26. Serena Williams, 34, WTA*
27. Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, La Liga
28. Russell Westbrook, 27, NBA
29. Bryce Harper, 23, MLB*
30. LeBron James, 31, NBA
31. Russell Wilson, 27, NFL
32. Buster Posey, 28, MLB
33. Aaron Rodgers, 32, NFL
34. Le’Veon Bell, 23, NFL*
35. Rickie Fowler, 27, PGA TOUR
36. Patrick Kane, 27, NHL
37. Tim Duncan, 39, NBA
38. Anthony Davis, 22, NBA
39. Henrik Lundqvist, 33, NHL
40. Danica Patrick, 33, NASCAR*

*New, not on 2015 index.

About 120 Sports:

120 Sports is the ultimate destination for up-to-the-moment expert commentary on all trending sports topics. The digital-only broadcast network offers 76 hours of live content, plus more than 1,200 on-demand video clips, each week. Equity partners in 120 Sports include Time Inc. /Sports Illustrated, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, Campus Insiders and Silver Chalice.

A Quantcast Top 100 site, Ranker attracts more than 23 million monthly unique visitors. As a result, Ranker has one of the world’s largest databases of opinions with more than 100 million votes gathered on 50,000 items.

To learn more about 120 Sports, visit http://www.120sports.com

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What’s wrong with being N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR confident?

As N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR’s ambassador since January 2015, Demi Lovato is celebrating her first anniversary by launching the highly anticipated “Lovatics Collection,” as a thank you to her loyal fans, the Lovatics. Demi seamlessly manages to emulate her cool and fashionable lifestyle through the collection allowing fans the ability to create their own unique city approved looks.

“I am so excited to share my first makeup line with N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR. The Lovatics collection is a true representation of my bold style and provides endless opportunities to rock your own individuality. One of my personal favorites, the Palette Eyeshadow, is a must-have that allows you to create your own unique look with 12 versatile nude shades!” – says Demi Lovato.