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Black Panther Fans Join M.C. Hammer in Getting Dressed Up for Opening Night

Black Panther Fans Join M.C. Hammer in Getting Dressed Up for Opening Night
M.C. Hammer was among the many Black Panther fans who dressed up in traditional African clothing to celebrate the premiere of the movie. Fans flocked to the theater to see the latest Marvel Cinematic Universeadventure on the big screen, and took note of what Star Wars fans have been doing for decades: dressing up like their favorite characters or getting into the traditional clothing of the characters. Additionally, fans even brought in percussion instruments to play some African rhythms on their way out of the theater. All in all, it has been deemed a cultural event.

Black Panther is officially out in theaters and fans have been enthusiastically embracing African culture while visiting the movie theater. There were women dressed as Shuri and men dressed in traditional African clothing and some took it upon themselves to do a bit of a mashup. Two men were spotted in their best Coming
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‘Black Panther’ Director Tells Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The Movie Is ‘Unprecedented’ For Africans

Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler teamed up with NBA legend and critically-acclaimed filmmaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for a once-in-a-lifetime interview. The six-time NBA Mvp interviewed Coogler in a special sit-down for The Hollywood Reporter. Related: Lupita Nyong’o Says ‘Black Panther’ Movie ‘Is A Part Of Black History’ “Today, with the Trump administration systematically undermining all marginalized groups, with the
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Kyrie Irving Hits the Court with NBA Legends in Uncle Drew Trailer

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the upcoming basketball comedy Uncle Drew, which comes on the heels of the character posters released yesterday. This trailer highlights just how skilled on the basketball court Uncle Drew was back in his prime, while also showing that he still has what it takes today. The trailer also showcases the iconic Rucker Classic street ball tournament, where a number of real NBA superstars honed their craft before going pro, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving himself.

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew
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‘The Bachelor’: Bekah M. Responds To Comments About Her Age

The Bachelor” contestant Bekah M. is unfazed by concerns about her and Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s age gap. Fans of the long-running franchise haven’t shied away from pointing out the 14-year age gap between Luyendyk Jr., 36, and his 22-year-old love interest. Related: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Current Season Of ‘The Bachelor’ Is Out Of Touch But following Monday’s
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Omarosa Officially Signs with Speakers Firm, First Job since White House Ouster

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Omarosa's learning that quitting -- or getting fired, depending on who you believe -- pays big time. The former 'Apprentice' star and President Trump's former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison has officially signed with the American Program Bureau ... joining its elite roster of speakers that includes Jay Leno, Diddy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson.  We're told Omarosa signed her John Hancock Monday morning and will ask for up to $50k a speech,
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Current Season Of ‘The Bachelor’ Is Out Of Touch

Not everyone is on board with Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s journey to find true love. In a new op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter, retired NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar expresses his disappointment with the current season of “The Bachelor”, claiming the show is out of touch with the current trend of female empowerment embodied by the #MeToo and Time’s
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People Explains: UPenn Student Blaze Bernstein’s Killing as New Details Emerge After Friend's Arrest

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University of Pennsylvania sophomore Blaze Bernstein was spending time at home with his family in Southern California for winter break when he went missing on Jan. 3.

The 19-year-old’s lifeless body was found Jan. 9 in a shallow grave in the brush surrounding Borrego Park in Lake Forest, California, his parents’ hometown. He had been stabbed more than 20 times, according to the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.

Last Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department named Blaze’s high school friend Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, as the suspect in the case and arrested him on suspicion of homicide.

DNA evidence
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‘70s Screen Icon Pam Grier Speaks On Sex Harassment & Her Biopic With Jay Pharoah Playing Richard Pryor

‘70s Screen Icon Pam Grier Speaks On Sex Harassment & Her Biopic With Jay Pharoah Playing Richard Pryor
Exclusive: After publishing a memoir that bared her rise as a '70s screen siren and a private life that included love affairs with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Richard Pryor and Freddie Prinze, Pam Grier is focused on Pam, the working title of a biopic that will bring her life story to the screen. A script by Bennie Richburg is about to be shopped, one that Jay Pharoah read and attached himself to play Pryor, whom Grier saw at his best and worst. Grier met Pharoah when they were…
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College Sophomore's Dead Body Found Days After He Vanished While Home on Winter Break

The body of a 19-year-old college student was found on Tuesday in California about a week after he disappeared — and police are investigating whether his death was a homicide, People confirms.

“Based off what they found at the scene they are considering it a homicide,” Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, tells People.

Braun would not say how the teen, Blaze Bernstein, was killed or what the condition of his body was when it was discovered in Borrego Park in Lake Forest. She says a search warrant in the case was served in Newport Beach on
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Kobe Bryant's Family Joins Him for Numbers Retirement Ceremony With the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant's Family Joins Him for Numbers Retirement Ceremony With the Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant's numbers have officially been retired.

The Black Mamba returned to the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night, as his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, retired both of his career jersey numbers, 8 and 24. Kobe played his entire 20-year career with the Lakers.

"8 has something that 24 will never ever ever ever ever have, and that's the ability to grow hair," the man of the hour joked in a presser ahead of the night's game, in which the Lakers took on the visiting Golden State Warriors.

Kobe's wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters -- 14-year-old Natalia, 11-year-old Gianna and 1-year-old Bianka, all joined him for the major milestone. In an absolutely precious moment, the 39-year-old retired NBA pro rolled into arena pushing little Bianka's stroller.

Kobe got visibly emotional as he watched his numbers join nine other Lakers Hall of Famers in the rafters during halftime, acknowledging those that came before him as he opened
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'Kuwtk': Kendall Jenner Admits the Kids 'Kept a Lot' of Caitlyn Jenner's Secrets From Kris Jenner

'Kuwtk': Kendall Jenner Admits the Kids 'Kept a Lot' of Caitlyn Jenner's Secrets From Kris Jenner
It's hard to believe the Kardashian family has never had formal media training, but apparently, it's true!

In Sunday night's season 14 mid-season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, five of the already media-savvy women -- Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner -- sat down with two trainers from Clarity Media Group at Kim's behest. (As has been common this season, Kylie Jenner did not join them, as the pregnant 20-year-old makeup mogul has essentially stayed away from cameras as of late.)

After discovering how much training had helped her, Kim convinced her family to sit down with pros so they could all be properly prepped for tough interviews in the future.

“I just think it’ll be a really good idea to get prepared and have everyone face our fears,” the 37-year-old mom of two explained. “I don’t think you could ever be too prepared. It was so helpful
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Kim's Sex Tape! Caitlyn's Book! Kardashian Family Answers Tough Questions During Intense Media Training

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Kim's Sex Tape! Caitlyn's Book! Kardashian Family Answers Tough Questions During Intense Media Training
It’s hard to believe, but one of America’s most famous families was never officially media-trained.

On Sunday’s midseason finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim convinced her mom and sisters to meet with a communications coach so that they could each figure out how to answer the questions they tend to avoid during interviews — and no stone was left unturned.

Kourtney and Khloé Butt Heads

They document their workouts almost every day on Snapchat, but Kourtney, 38, and Khloé, 33, decided they wanted to produce something a little more professional for their fans: a full workout video. The
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Refuses to Tweet At 280 Characters Even As He Combats the ‘Scientifically Illiterate’ — Turn It On Podcast

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Sorry Twitter, add famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to the list of users who doesn’t understand the move from 140 to 280 characters.

“I don’t want 280 characters,” Tyson said. “It’s an excuse to not be succinct. If you cant do it in 140 characters then write a book. Choose another medium.”

Tyson has 10.1 million followers on the social media platform, so his opinion ought to carry some weight. Tyson said he uses Twitter as a means to share what’s on his mind — sometimes humorous, sometimes ponderous but usually insightful.

But he’s not under the illusion that the rise of these platforms has helped educate the public. Rather, he notes, “the fact that I have 12 different platforms to communicate also means that so does everybody else who is either scientifically illiterate or doesn’t have your best interests in mind.”

Tyson is heartened that his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Fly the Dodgers Flag -- Plus, More Stars at Game 6 of the World Series!

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are reppin' the Dodgers on Halloween. 

The cute couple kicked off game six of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. 

"#WorldSeries relationship goals," the Dodgers perfectly captioned snaps of Kutcher and Kunis flying the team's flag. 

Also whipping around the flag for the team was Rob Lowe, decked out in head-to-toe blue. 

Related: Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Have Date Night at World Series Game 2, Plus More Stars at Dodgers Stadium

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Beloved L.A. sports icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar flew the massive flag as well, energizing the crowd during the heated game.

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz turned out with her fiance, Brad Hoss,and rocked a Dodgers ball cap while Hoss showed his team pride in a blue hoodie.

Paula Abdul rooted on the Dodgers, and even shared a celebratory dance with Los Angeles
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Daniel Craig Among The Stars At Angel Ball

Earlier this week, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation celebrated their annual Angel Ball, hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich, her daughter Daniella Rich Kilstock and journalist, producer and cancer research advocate, Maria Menounos.

Daniel Craig and La La Anthony

Credit/Copyright: Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research

The event took place at Cipriani Wall Street with over 700 guests in attendance. The evening honored producer & humanitarian Niki Cole and Rally Heath Founder and CEO Grant Verstandig.

Guests enjoyed performances by Caly Bevier, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang and T-pain who closed out the event with a surprise performance.

Additional guests included Daniel Craig, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, La La Anthony, Richie Akiva, Alina Baikova, Maia Cotton, Lameka Fox, Amy France, Vittorio Grigolo, Jeff Gordon, Ubah Hassan, Bregje Heinen, Star Jones, Alla Kostromichova, Karolina Kurkova, Twan Kuyper, Nadine Leopold, Julie Macklowe, Dorina Medley, Riley Montana, Amaury Nolasco, Alice Peneaca, Jourdana Phillips, Jessica White,
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Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talking about thet films of Akira Kurosawa

Akura Kurosawa is one of the more prolific directors of an era and his importance has a lot to do with his representation of the Japanese culture. He directed 30 movies in a career spanning 57 years, which might not seem like a lot at this point but was and still is pretty impressive for his era. In truth his movies make it even more impressive since he directed films that were so masterful that a lot of people still remember them fondly today. He also had a style that was not entirely on point with the Japanese culture but

Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talking about thet films of Akira Kurosawa
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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary

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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary Kurt Anthony10/9/2017 11:00:00 Am

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Oh, wait. You don’t have six fingers on your right hand? Sorry, our mistake.

A classic tale of true love and high adventure, The Princess Bride invaded theatres on October 9, 1987 and has been romancing audiences ever since. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! Well, except for a nice Mlt.

Based on William Goldman’s 1973 fantasy-romance novel, the film was directed by the legendary Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally…) and features a swashbuckling cast, including Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and André the Giant. After earning a modest $30.8M at the box office upon its release, the
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Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Announces All-Star Lineup For Angel Ball 2017

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research today announced that Angel Ball 2017 will feature an all-star celebrity line-up of performers and presenters including: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gloria Gaynor, Kevin Hart, Kool & The Gang, Star Jones, Caly Bevier among others.

The evening, which will be hosted by journalist, producer and cancer research advocate, Maria Menounos will honor producer and humanitarian Niki Cole, and Rally Health Founder and CEO Grant Verstandig.

The highly-anticipated annual, black-tie benefit, with music by DJ Cassidy is hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, will take place Monday, October 23, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street.

Grant Verstandig is the Founder and CEO of Rally Health, Inc., a digital health company that develops online and mobile tools that empower consumers to take control of their health and health care. Prior to starting Rally in 2010 at age 21, Grant had served as a research fellow
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Celebrity Family Feud: Season Three Ratings

Even though its ratings slipped some last year, the second season of the Celebrity Family Feud TV show still did pretty well for a summertime game show. Can Steve Hardy maintain or build on its audience in the third season? Will Celebrity Family Feud be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. Celebrities featured in Celebrity Family Feud, season three on ABC, include: Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Wells Adams, Jubilee Sharpe, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rick Fox, Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, James Worthy, Eva Longoria, Amaury Nolasco, George Lopez, and Bindi Irwin. Read More…
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Celebrity Family Feud: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on ABC?

Vulture Watch Survey says... Has the Celebrity Family Feud TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Celebrity Family Feud season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A game show airing on the ABC television network, Celebrity Family Feud is hosted by Steve Harvey. Just as on the original Family Feud, celebrities and their family and friends try to guess the most popular answers to opinion surveys. The difference is, they're competing for up to $25,000 for charities. In its third season celebrities players will include Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amy Schumer, Kelly Clarkson,
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