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SHOWBIZ 'Master of None,' children's book, Kristen Stewart, expectant couple
by Windy City Times staff
2021-05-02

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Master of None is coming back—but this time, the series will focus on Lena Waithe's character, Denise, out.com noted. Master of None, created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang for Netflix, starred Ansari for the first two seasons, but paused production after he was accused of sexual assault. Now it's coming back May 23 for a third season, but Ansari is staying behind the scenes as a writer and director, and letting Waithe's character take the lead. Viewers will get to see a lot more of Denise, as she and partner Alicia are the new focus of the series, titled Master of None Presents: Moments in Love.

GLAAD announced the latest children's book in its series in partnership with Little Bee Books, Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King, written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis, a press release noted. In the book, the prince and the knight—who are happily married—must confront the dark and mysterious Shadow King after dealing with a series of obstacles. In April 2020, Prince & Knight (the prequel to Tales of the Shadow King) was added to the American Library Association's list of the most challenged books of 2020. Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Knight-Tale-Shadow-King/dp/1499811217.

Actress Kristen Stewart is joining the cast of Crimes of the Future—a new film from director David Cronenberg that is based on his first original screenplay since 1999's eXistenZ, out.com noted. Stewart will be joined by Viggo Mortensen and Lea Seydoux. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will take place in the near future "where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings." Stewart is currently filming Spencer, in which she plays the iconic Princess Diana.

After being the stars of the Netflix reality series Styling Hollywood, which dropped back in 2019, husbands Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis have announced that they are now expecting (via a surrogate), out.com noted. On the show, the possibility of expanding their family was a major plotline. The pair also serve as godfathers to Zaya Wade; Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade have also been clients of the studio.

And speaking of Zaya, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade were proud parents when, recently, their 13-year-old transgender daughter had a one-on-one Zoom with Michelle Obama, according to People Magazine. "We were all bawling!," recalled Union. "She was so amazing and dynamic, and to be able to hold your own with Michelle Obama, it was so impactful." Wade added, "When I look at Zaya, I get hope." The full story is at https://people.com/parents/gabrielle-union-dwyane-wade-daughter-zaya-transgender-journey-exclusive/.

Trans actress/producer/director/activist Janet Mock delivered a blistering speech at the debut of FX show Pose's third and final season at an in-person premiere in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center, IndieWire noted, citing Page Six. "During the 15-minute speech, she complained about how much the network is paying her, demanded better treatment for the trans community, shouted 'F-ck Hollywood,' revealed that she'd slept with someone in the show's crew, asked her Pose actor boyfriend [Angel Bismark Curiel] not to leave her over the infidelity, decried the quality of the writing on the show, and had a brief conversation with co-creator and Hollywood mogul Ryan Murphy from the stage," the story reads.

Comedian Hannah Gadsby—known for her Netflix specials like Nanette and Douglas—revealed on Instagram that she married "producer extraordinaire" Jenney Shamash, out.com noted. In part, Gadsby wrote, "We got married in January and we are very chuffed about it. For the record: this is me gushing. I am full of very positive feelings." Gadsby also posted a picture of her and Shamash, who was nominated for an Emmy along with Gadsby for producing her special Douglas in 2020, eating ice cream together.

Billie Eilish revealed details on her sophomore album, a press release noted. The 16-track studio album, titled Happier Than Ever, will be released via Darkroom/Interscope Records on July, 30 and is available to pre-order (at billieeilish.lnk.to/HappierThanEver&. Happier Than Ever—like the previous album, When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go?—features no outside songwriters or producers, and was written by 19-year-old Eilish and her brother, Finneas, who produced the album in Los Angeles.

Beyonce marked the fifth anniversary of her Grammy-winning album Lemonade recently, expressing her gratitude for fans' and listeners' embrace of the record, according to EW.com . "I'm grateful that this body of work has resonated so deeply with so many people," Beyonce wrote on Instagram. "I'm so thankful for all the beautiful souls involved in making one of my favorite pieces of art. As I celebrate five years of LEMONADE, I encourage everyone to continue healing, loving, forgiving and uplifting. I hope you find joy today." Lemonade was released April 23, 2016 to immediate and widespread acclaim.

"I hear the discussion and I respect both sides of it, I really do," actor Ewan McGregor told Variety about the idea of straight actors playing gay roles, out.com noted. In particular, he was responding to Billy Porter pointing out that while gay actors get shut out of roles unless they are flamboyant, there's a long history of straight actors winning awards for gay roles. "I haven't walked in Billy Porter's shoes," McGregor added. "I don't know what it's like to lose out parts when you might feel it's to do with your sexuality. So I can only respect his point of view. … I don't want to sound like I'm worming out of this, because it's something I did think a lot about—I suppose ultimately I felt like it was just one part of who [Halston] was." McGregor is playing the late gay fashion designer Halston in the Netflix limited series Halston, out May 14.

Wolfe Video announced the release date for the documentary feature Ahead of the Curve, directed by Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow, a press release noted. Featuring interviews with singer Melissa Etheridge (Academy Award Winner, Best Original Song An Inconvenient Truth), actor Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), author/critic Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories) and Franco Stevens, the documentary is set for a home-video release on digital platforms and DVD on June 1. The LGBTQ+ documentary traces the story of Curve magazine and lesbian representation in media.

The news that the controversial Tesla CEO Elon Musk will helm NBC's live sketch comedy show May 8 has drawn a variety of reactions, MarketWatch noted. Bowen Yang and Andrew Dismukes shared messages on their Instagram stories that mocked the guest star. Aidy Bryant appeared to take a more subtle swipe, however, sharing a March 25 Instagram post from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that read, "The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people. … That is a moral obscenity."

The Grammy Museum will reopen its doors to the public after its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, May 21, a press release announced. Museum members will have special preview days Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16; in addition, the museum will be providing free admission to first responders, healthcare workers and essential workers through June. The museum will open with three new major exhibits—"Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out" (on view through fall 2021), "Y Para Siempre… Marco Antonio Solís" (on view through spring 2022), and "Motown: The Sound of Young America," presented by City National Bank (on view through winter 2021). See www.grammymuseum.org .

The RuPaul's Drag Race season-13 finale paid tribute to the late Chi Chi DeVayne, seven months after her death, PinkNews noted. DeVayne, who appeared in season eight of Drag Race and the third season of All Stars, died in August 2020 at age 34 after battling pneumonia; the star was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune condition, in 2018. During the season 13 grand finale, RuPaul paused the show to remember DeVayne, saying: "We lost one of our most beloved queens this past year, a beacon of love talent and Louisiana glamour—the dazzling Chi Chi DeVayne."

Speaking of the finale, Arkansas native Symone was crowned the season's winner, EW.com noted. "I told y'all not to let the smooth taste fool you," the newly crowned queen said, calling back to her entrance line. There were performances galore (including a rare one by RuPaul, who performed the new single "New Friends Silver, Old Friends Gold") as well as video messages from Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen, Kennedy Davenport, Thorgy Thor, Eureka, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Cynthia Lee Fontaine and Heidi N Closet. Bernardo Sim at ScreenRant reported that Symone became the first queen ever to survive seven lip syncs on Drag Race with the finale episode, according to out.com .

Bisexual actor/comedian Eric Andre said he was the victim of racial profiling by police while he visited an Atlanta airport, according to PinkNews. Andre posted on Twitter that he was boarding a Los Angeles-bound flight at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia when he was stopped for a "random" drugs search, but he said he was the "only POC" in the line. The 2 Broke Girls actor said he was able to leave the encounter when he told the police "no," but he warned others to "be careful." He later had an exchange with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in which he questioned what agency "interrogated" him and why Atlanta officials "allow an agency with those kinds of random search rules to operate in one of the busiest airports in the world."

Authorities in Los Angeles announced five suspects were arrested and charged in connection with the February kidnapping of Lady Gaga's prized bulldogs and the near-fatal shooting of her dog walker, Ryan Fisher, according to out.com . James Howard Jackson, Jaylin Keyshawn White and Lafayette Shon Whaley were charged with the shooting and dognapping; Harold White and Jennifer McBride were charged as accessories after the fact. McBride had previously been heralded as a good Samaritan after turning in dogs Gustav and Koji to police. (Asia was able to escape the assailants, but returned to comfort Fisher as he lay dangerously wounded and bleeding.)

A group of prominent Broadway theater producers—whose shows include The Band's Visit, MJ: The Musical, Waitress and August: Osage County, to name a few—will team with the Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) and Columbia University's Prince Fellowship to launch a major new nonprofit initiative to train and mentor a new generation of Black theater-industry leaders, Deadline reported. Called The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP), the organization will offer a program of three-year fellowships designed to diversify commercial theater's leadership. Founding producers of the Project include Barbara Broccoli, Lia Vollack, Alecia Parker, Patrick Daly and Travis LeMont Ballenger in partnership with BTC and the Prince Fellowship (formerly known as Columbia's T. Fellowship). See https://www.theatreleadershipproject.org/.

A new dance series, conceived and created by Newsies Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli, is on Broadway on Demand, Playbill noted. Share the Floor—which debuted on International Dance Day, April 28—showcases BIPOC choreographers and those from underrepresented populations in the dance world. The inaugural episode featured Richard Riaz Yoder and continues weekly, with Ariana Debose, Savion Glover, Francesca Harper, Sasha Hutchings, Bill T. Jones, Sergio Trujillo and more.

Signature Theatre will celebrate 30 years at its 2021 annual gala "Three Decades Together, One Future for Us All" on May 6, according to Playbill. The virtual event will feature a tribute to Anna Deavere Smith, who is set to receive the Off-Broadway company's inaugural Signature Outstanding Artist Award. A 2020 gala set to honor the playwright and performer was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The late Black Panther/Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star Chadwick Boseman will forever be immortalized outside Children's Hospital Los Angeles, according to ET Canada. Artist Nikkolas Smith, a former Disney Imagineer, donated a beloved mural of Boseman to the Children's Hospital. CHLA cancer patient Daniel, 11—an Avengers and Black Panther superfan—and his family joined Smith for the unveiling.

Britney Spears was granted a request to directly address the court managing her conservatorship at a status hearing in June, NBC News reported. Spears' attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, asked for the hearing when the court convened recently to address matters about accounting and fees, which were pushed back to July for more information. It's unclear what issues Spears will raise or if she will ask to end her conservatorship.

Janet Jackson is getting the Britney Spears treatment, Page Six noted. Left/Right TV, the production company behind the blockbuster Framing Britney Spears documentary, is working on a documentary about Jackson's infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Justin Timberlake may well find himself playing defense once more with the release of the Jackson doc, as the fallout from her NFL wardrobe malfunction is widely believed to have boosted his career while stunting hers.

According to show executive producer Josh Safran, the new series reboot Gossip Girl—which will seemingly have a lot of queer content—will debut in July, according to Out.com . He announced the news while quote-tweeting the May/June cover of Cosmopolitan, which features 10 members of the cast.

Grammy-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 will release their latest full-length album, Jordi (222/ Interscope) on June 11, according to a press release. Jordi will feature the band's latest hit single "Beautiful Mistakes," featuring Megan Thee Stallion. Maroon 5's most recent studio album, Red Pill Blues (222/ Interscope), featured the global hit single "Girls Like You."

Kino Lorber is releasing several movies starring the legendary Mae West on Blu-Ray on June 29, a press release announced. The films include She Done Him Wrong (Special Edition), I'm No Angel, Belle of the Nineties, Goin' to Town, Klondike Annie, Go West Young Man, Every Day's a Holiday, Night After Night and My Little Chickadee, the latter with W.C. Fields. The pre-book date is June 1.

Fresh off her stint as a guest host on The Masked Singer, Niecy Nash will be hosting a reboot of the game show Don't Forget the Lyrics! for Fox, according to Out.com . The series is expected to launch during the 2021-22 season. The show was originally on Fox from 2007 to 2009, and was hosted by Wayne Brady; later, it moved into syndication, with Mark McGrath hosting.

HBO has revealed that the straight-to-series Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragon—from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik—is now in production and will launch in 2022, Deadline noted. House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D'Arcy and Fabien Frankel; Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno will co-star. Based on Martin's Fire & Blood, the series, set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

MTV announced that Emmy-nominated comedian Leslie Jones will take the stage to honor the biggest and best moments in movies and television as she hosts the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing LIVE from Los Angeles on Sunday, May 16, a press release noted. Jones has entertained audiences for years with roles on SNL, Ghostbusters and Time Machine, and is currently nominated for her first MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Comedic Performance for her role in Coming 2 America.

In a related matter, comedian Nikki Glaser will host the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED, according to a press release. The first-of-its-kind celebration of all things unscripted television will air Monday, May 17, as part of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards epic two-night takeover.

Garbage shared the title track of their forthcoming seventh studio album No Gods No Masters, a press release revealed. The album No Gods No Masters is due June 11, via Stunvolume/Infectious Music; some of the other songs include "Uncomfortably Me," "Flipping the Bird" and "This City Will Kill You." A deluxe version will follow on June 12 featuring covers of classic tracks along with rare Garbage originals.

Singer/songwriter Lauren Jauregui has released "Temporary," a new song addressing the important issue of mental health, a press release noted. The song was released in conjunction with Sound It Out—a new national campaign from The Ad Council that seeks to use music in helping middle school kids and their caregivers have open, honest conversations about mental health and their well-being.

HBO debuted the first teaser for Oslo, starring Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson and Emmy nominee (and out actor) Andrew Scott, HBO Max noted. The film will debut Saturday, May 29, on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Adapted from the Tony-winning play of the same name, the film is based on a true story of negotiations between enemies—the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

The Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies, were bestowed for the worst achievements in film for 2020, EW.com noted. This year's "winners" included the pro-Donald Trump film Absolute Proof, directed by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, which presented false evidence that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. Meanwhile, Sia's controversial directorial debut Music—heavily criticized for its depiction of autism—took home three awards, including Worst Director, Worst Actress (for Kate Hudson) and Worst Supporting Actress (for Maddie Ziegler). And the Oscar-nominated Borat Subsequent Moviefilm received two Razzies for Rudy Giuliani's infamous cameo appearance.

The Emmy-nominated exclusive digital series Out of the Closet is back for a new season, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the eccentric and gag-worthy drag closets of RuPaul's Drag Race alums, a press release noted. The six-episode series will give fans an intimate glimpse at their favorite queens and reveal the backstory of some of their most iconic looks; in season four, viewers will get an inside look at the closets of: Katya, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Heidi N Closet, Gigi Goode, Kameron Michaels, and Brooke Lynn Hytes. New episodes launched April 27 on RuPaul's Drag Race YouTube, and will drop weekly every Tuesday.

The LGBTQ company Kraven Comics is back with its Class6 series. A tagline for Class6, on Kraven's Kickstarter page, reads, "Thousands of years ago, a war between reptilians and humans took place in Egypt, causing humanity's true origin to become a secret." Kraven has teamed with 12 Latinx artists to create a LGBTQ heroes comic book series starting with six heroes that represent various parts of the community: lesbian (Jaseri), transgender (Neveah), bear (Kian), twink (Nami), drag queen (Queen Izaar) and leather (Eron). A Kickstarter page is at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kravencomicsclass6/secrets-episode-8-class6?ref=8qsl88.

The CW set premiere dates for new seasons of series including DC's Stargirl, Masters of Illusion and Roswell, New Mexico, among others, and announced a new date for Riverdale's return, Deadline noted. It also set the final sixth season of Supergirl to launch in August. Also landing premiere dates were the returns of Dead Pixels, Coroner, Burden of Truth; new episodes of DC's Legends of Tomorrow; and the U.S. broadcast premiere of What We Do in the Shadows spinoff series Wellington Paranormal.

Carrie Anne Inaba announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on her "health and well-being," Page Six noted. "We all know health is the most precious gift we have," Inaba wrote alongside a video statement posted to Instagram. "And I need to take care of mine. I appreciate the love and support from all of you and from my family at The Talk. I hope to be back soon! Ready for action!" Inaba's departure is another blow to CBS' embattled flagship chat show. The Talk was recently embroiled in a massive scandal over a racially tinged on-air argument Underwood had with then-co-host Sharon Osbourne, which resulted in Osbourne leaving the show—although allegedly with a multimillion-dollar payout.

Willow Smith, 20, opened up on her views of love and relationships, coming out as polyamorous on the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Page Six noted. Smith told her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, and grandmother, Adrienne "Gammy" Banfield-Norris, that "antiquated" monogamy too often leads to cheating and that she prefers the honesty of open relationships with multiple partners. Banfield-Norris insisted that the idea was more about sex than anything, a point Willow attempted to counter by claiming to have the least sex among her peers; however, Pinkett Smith said she agreed with her daughter.

Kanye West—a close friend of DMX—helped raise $1 million for the late rapper's family through selling tribute T-shirts, according to Page Six. West, through his Yeezy brand, commissioned Balenciaga to design the T-shirt that, at $200 a piece, sold out within 24 hours. The proceeds will be given to the family of DMX, who was remembered recently at a private funeral service at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center.

In other West-related news, a pair of prototype Nikes he wore during his performances of "Hey Mama"and "Stronger" at the Grammy Awards in 2008 shattered the record for a pair of sneakers ever sold, The Daily Mail noted. Sotheby's announced hat West's so-called "Grammy Worn" Nike Air Yeezy 1 fetched $1.8million in a private sale by RARES, a sneaker investment marketplace.

Producers Len Blavatnik and Amanda Ghost for Unigram in association with Robert Fox announce a musical stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's legendary novel The Great Gatsby, A New Musical, a press release announced. With lyrics by Florence Welch, the Grammy-nominated rock star of Florence + the Machine, and music by Welch and Thomas Bartlett, The Great Gatsby, A New Musical will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and be directed by Olivier Award nominee Rebecca Frecknall.

The Biblical epic Resurrection, about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and from the team behind the hit Emmy-nominated miniseries The Bible, will arrive on Blu-ray on June 15 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a press release noted. The film stars Joanne Whalley, Greta Scacchi, Jodhi May, Vincent Regan and out actor Juan Pablo Di Pace.

Actress Karla Mosley is currently on The Young and the Restless, according to Monsters and Critics. However, the site noted that Mosley is a temporary replacement for the character Amanda, as original actress Mishael Morgan was sidelined with an eye injury. For several years, Mosley played the trans character Maya on the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful, TVLine.com noted.

Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte co-star in the acclaimed classics 48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs., arriving separately on Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line July 6, from Paramount Home Entertainment, a press release noted. Both films have been newly remastered from 4K film transfers and are presented with new bonus content featuring insight from director Walter Hill along with vintage behind-the-scenes footage to look back at the making of his high-octane classics.

Debuting with two episodes on Thursday, May 13, HBO Max original show Hacks explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old (Hannah Einbinder), a press release noted. The 10-episode season continues with two episodes each Thursday for four more weeks, with the finale airing June 10. In addition to Smart and Einbinder, the show stars series regular Carl Clemons-Hopkins as well as recurring guest stars Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Paul W. Downs, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu, Johnny Sibilly, Meg Stalter and Rose Abdoo.

Roselyn Sanchez (TV series Devious Maids and Grand Hotel) has been tapped as the lead in Fantasy Island, Fox's contemporary version of the classic drama series that has a straight-to-series order to debut Aug. 10, Deadline noted. Sanchez will play Elena Roarke, a descendant of the original series' enigmatic Mr. Roarke, in the project.

Shawn Mendes, Halle Berry and The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo are among the artists tapped for a new campaign with alkaline water brand Flow, Rolling Stone noted. Launched to coincide with April being Earth Month, the Flow Alkaline Spring Water spot features Mendes, Berry, Taboo, basketball star Russell Westbrook, DJ Hannah Bronfman and model Paloma Elsesser "standing together to take their commitment to health, wellness, and sustainability to the next level." Available in select grocery stores and online on Amazon, Flow is known for its natural alkaline spring water (which the company claims is rich in minerals and electrolytes) and for its sustainable packaging.

Casey Hammer, granddaughter of Armand Hammer and aunt of Armie Hammer, is set to reveal the family's secrets in a limited documentary series, according to Deadline. It comes after Vanity Fair published an in-depth expose of the Hammer family and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) had to step away from a number of projects as a result of his own recent revelations as well as allegations against him.

Actor Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley; B-Positive) and ex-wife Mollie Gates have finalized their divorce, about a year after their initial filing, people.com noted. Middleditch was ordered to pay Gates, a costume designer, $2.625 million to be received in payments through December 2022. The settlement news comes amid sexual misconduct allegations facing Middleditch; 21-year-old clubgoer Hannah Harding has claimed he made "lewd sexual overtures" toward her and her girlfriend at the now-shuttered Hollywood club Cloak & Dagger.

Three months after publicly accusing Marilyn Manson of physical and psychological abuse, actress Esme Bianco has sued the shock rocker for sexual assault and sexual battery, Deadline reported. "Mr. Warner used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions," states the complaint filed in federal court in California. The complaint also names Manson's ex-manager as a defendant, accusing Tony Ciulla and his self-titled company of violating human-trafficking laws because they flew Bianco from the UK to LA in 2007 and 2011 with promises of work in an unreleased music video and unmade film.

Former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar has been indicted on two charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, USA Today reported. A federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted Duggar, alleging that in 2019, he "knowingly" received images of children under the age of 12. According to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office, Duggar could face up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 on each count.

All3Media has suspended Noel Clarke and his business partner Jason Maza from their production company Unstoppable Film and Television following an explosive report on misconduct in The Guardian, Deadline reported. The action was taken pending the outcome of an investigation into Clarke's actions after the actor was accused of inappropriate behavior by 20 women. Clarke vehemently denies the allegations.

Five years after being accused of cultural appropriation for sporting dreadlocks, Justin Bieber brought back the traditionally Black hairstyle while on vacation with his wife, Hailey Baldwin, Page Six noted. Once again, fans are up in arms about Bieber's decision to double down, as Black people have long faced discrimination for wearing the style (as well as braids, cornrows and afros).

Although former Bachelor Matt James revealed on After the Final Rose last month that he and his final-rose recipient Rachael Kirkconnell broke up after past racially insensitive photos of her surfaced, the two have since been spotted together in Los Angeles and New York City, EW.com noted. "I've seen Rachael a handful of times," James confirmed to People Magazine. "I'm not pursuing any relationships right now outside of that. I said I was going to focus on my relationship with her and that means focusing on it."

The UFC held its first sold-out event of the pandemic recently, hosting 15,000 fans in Jacksonville, Florida, The Spun noted. Among the famous people in attendance were Tim Tebow, Gardner Minshew, Tom Brady, and couple Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. While many praised the UFC for hosting a packed event, others criticized the sporting league. Judd Legum tweeted, "15K people inside an arena watching UFC tonight in Florida, which had 7400 COVID cases today. Crowd shots show virtually no mask use."


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2021-10-12
American Documentary | POV announced the national broadcast premiere of Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos), the second feature film from Mexican director and cinematographer Bruno Santamaría, as part of POV's 34th season. ...


 



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