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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.

Listen To Your Heartbeat on VEVO now http://vevo.ly/cKM10a

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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DEMI LOVATO CREATES EXCLUSIVE NYC “LOVATICS COLLECTION” MAKE-UP

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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.

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Jamie Foxx saves man from burning vehicle

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

 

Jamie Foxx to the rescue. No joking matter.

Oscar Winner and Comedian Jamie Foxx rescued a man from a burning vehicle fire Monday night. The A-lister’s rep confirmed to FOX411 that the actor rushed to the rescue after a fiery car crash took place outside his Los Angeles home.

According to TMZ, a car skidded and flipped and ended up outside Foxx’s gate around 8:30 p.m.

The star reportedly called 911 and then raced to the scene to help. TMZ reports Foxx told police he feared the car would explode so he dragged the driver, who had been buckled in his seat, out of the car and moved him 30 feet away from the vehicle.

Firefighters and emergency personnel reportedly arrived to the scene a short while later.

 Foxx’s rep declined to provide a statement from the actor or any further information.
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Nate Parker’s Film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ to Premiere at Sundance

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Nate Parker wrote, directed, and stars in this ironically titled biopic of Nat Turner, the slave who led a historical rebellion in 1830s Virginia.

Based on true events, The Birth of a Nation is the long-awaited story of Nat Turner, the American-born slave who would lead the most successful slave rebellion in American history. Having appeared as an actor in several features at the Sundance Film Festival (Arbitrage, Red Hook Summer), Nate Parker returns to the Festival with this bold, compelling, and deeply inhabited first-time feature—and proves that he is an ascending triple-threat talent.

About the Film: “The Birth of a Nation”

When a little slave boy, Nathaniel “Nat” Turner, was taken to meet the Elders in the deep woods of 1800s Southampton County, Virginia, it was determined he would be a prophet. It became evident that the unusually intelligent boy would become able to read, so he was encouraged to study the Holy Bible and be a preacher to his fellow slaves. But when Nat’s master decides to profit from his preaching skills by putting him on an inter-county preaching tour, Nat begins to see the full contours of slavery and is moved to become a different kind of leader.

 

more information at: http://www.sundance.org/projects/the-birth-of-a-nation

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LA Times releases shocking new video surrounding “Oscars So White” controversy

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According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, people of color buy about 1/2 of all movie tickets in the US, but make up only 1/4 of roles onscreen. The Academy Awards has been under fire for not acknowledging the efforts in cinema made by people of color and fans and entertainment insiders are speaking out.

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See the new video the newspaper released surrounding the “Oscars So White” controversy.

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Jada Pinkett Smith puts the Academy Awards on Blast

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Jada Pinkett Smith has voiced her opinion of the ‘Oscars so white’ feud in a very public way. The wife of Will Smith, 2016 Oscar snub nominee, released a two minute video Monday that voiced her opinion about the Academy Awards. In the video, Jaden and Willow’s mom, sat down calmly and spoke directly into a video monitor asking a question, “Is it time that people of color recognize, influence, that we have amassed that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?”

The actress continues by saying, “I ask the question, have we now come to a new time and place where we recognize that we can no longer beg for the love, acknowledge or respect of any group. That maybe it’s time that we recognize that if we love and respect, and acknowledge ourselves in a way in which we are asking others to do, that [that] is the place of true power.”

Smith says she believes, “The Academy has the right to acknowledge whomever they choose. To invite whomever they choose. And, now I think that it’s our responsibility [now] to make the change. Maybe it is time that we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, into our programs, and we make programs for ourselves and we make programs for ourselves that acknowledge us in ways that we see fit that are just as good as the so-called mainstream.”

She went on with more powerful words. She ended by acknowledging Chris Rock, who is set to host the Oscars for a second time. In her shout out to Rock, Smith said, “Hey Chris, I will not be at the Academy Awards and I won’t be watching, but I can’t think of a better man to do the job at hand this year but you my friend, good luck.” Smith acknowledged the viewers by saying, “And to the rest of you, nothing but love, always.”

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You can see the entire video here: https://www.facebook.com/jada/videos/10153983404106320/