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Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff
Marvel Studios (NEW YORK) -- The success of Marvel's Black Panther and its characters is officially spilling back over into its comic books. Marvel has announced that award-winning Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor, will write a new standalone comic book series about Shuri, the genius younger sister of Wakanda's King T'Challa/Black Panther. As you may recall, she was portrayed by Leticia Wright in Black Panther, and proved so popular she was immediately brought back to the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War. According to an official release by Marvel, the new series, tilted Shuri, will throw the princess into a demanding...
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Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying "Africa won the World Cup"
Brad Barket/Comedy Central (NEW YORK) -- Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France's 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook and addressed to Noah, accusing him of "legitimizing" racist ideologies and denying the players' "Frenchness" with his comments about their race and backgrounds. "I get it, they have to say it's the French team," Noah had said on Monday. "But look...
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Standing in again for Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek' star Zachary Quinto goes 'In Search Of'
Photo: An Rong Xu/HISTORY (NEW YORK) -- Actor Zachary Quinto became "dear" friends with the late Leonard Nimoy when the former succeeded the latter in the role of Mr. Spock in the big-screen reboot of Star Trek. "We were really close, really good friends in the last decade of his life," Quinto told Good Morning America recently, adding his relationship with the actor and director is one of the reasons he wanted to step into Nimoy's shoes once again. Starting Friday, Quinto can be seen hosting HISTORY's documentary-style show In Search Of, which Nimoy hosted decades ago. Now, as then,...
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Roseanne Barr screams on YouTube regarding racist tweet, "I thought the b**** was white!"
Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) Roseanne Barr promised to tell her side of the story regarding the racist tweet about President Obama's longtime confidante Valerie Jarrett that got Barr fired from her then red-hot Roseanne reboot, and now she has. Sort of. In a short video on her YouTube page, the entry, described as "Roseanne, like always, cuts through the bulls*** and gets to the heart of the matter," a disheveled-looking Barr does just that. While an off-camera voice complains about multiple wardrobe changes she apparently went through during the shoot, Barr nervously drags on a...
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'Breaking Bad' cast reunites at Comic-Con; could characters appear in 'Better Call Saul'?
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images One of the most highly anticipated panels of this year's San Diego Comic-Con took place Thursday: the Breaking Bad reunion, celebrating 10 years since the show's debut. The panel included show creator Vince Gilligan; Bryan Cranston, who played high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White; and Aaron Paul, who played White's former student turned fellow meth cook, Jesse Pinkman. Cranston told the crowd early in that he's hesitant to revisit the critically acclaimed series, which ended in September 2013 after five seasons and a truckload of Emmys and other awards. "We're all very...
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Denzel Washington says 'The Equalizer 2' is not a sequel
Sony Pictures (NEW YORK) -- Denzel Washington returns as retired CIA agent Robert McCall in the Antoine Fuqua-directed action thriller The Equalizer 2. The film, which also stars Moonlight standout Ashton Sanders as Miles -- a young man McCall takes under his wing -- shows a strong father-son connection between Washington and the young actor. Washington tells ABC Radio their relationship is authentic. "It's a natural extension," he says. "Because he's asking me questions between takes about the business... He's a very intelligent and curious young man." Like 2014's The Equalizer, Washington's character once again seeks justice for those close...
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'The Walking Dead' creator confirms star Andrew Lincoln will leave series after ninth season
AMC/Gene Page (SAN DIEGO) -- Rick Grimes will soon fight his last battle. The Walking Dead's leading man, Andrew Lincoln, will be leaving the series after its upcoming ninth season, according to series creator Robert Kirkman. In an IMDB interview, Kirkman -- who also created the comic book series that the television show is based off of -- addresses the rumors that the upcoming ninth season will be Lincoln's last. "It's looking that way," Kirkman said reluctantly. "He cares about the fans," Kirkman continues. "He cares about the show deeply. He wants to do something special on the way out....
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'The Equalizer 2,' 'Mama Mia! Here We Go Again' top new movie releases
Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer 2"; Glen Wilson/Columbia Pictures (NEW YORK) -- Here are the movies opening nationwide Friday: * The Equalizer 2 -- Denzel Washington returns in this sequel to the 2014 action thriller The Equalizer as Robert McCall, a mysterious man who's not afraid to deliver some vigilante justice when its needed. This time, he's out to avenge the death of his former friend and colleague, Susan Plummer, played by Melissa Leo. Bill Pullman, Game of Thrones and Narcos' Pedro Pascal and Moonlight's Ashton Sanders also star, and Antoine Fuqua returns as director. Rated R. * Mama Mia!...
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Leslie Jones says she's taking a break from "the world" after claiming to be disrespected by black men
Kailey Fellows/NBC (NEW YORK) -- It's apparently been a tough week for Leslie Jones. After calling out Jessica Alba's Honest Company for "not doing good" business earlier, the Saturday Night Live star went on Twitter with another grievance. "When young men especially black men (yea I said it) talk to me like I’m some dumb B***!" Jones wrote. "It makes me want to stomp a mudhole in they a**. That is all. #imabouttoshowthesefoolsthecomptoninmyheart." After sharing her apparent frustrations with men, Jones told her fans and followers she's decided to take a much needed mental break. "This week has been f***ed...
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DiCaprio, Pitt and Damon all turned down roles in 'Brokeback Mountain', director says
(L-R) Ledger, Lee, Gyllenhaal - Photo by Eric CATARINA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- It's hard to picture anyone in the leading roles for 2005's Brokeback Mountain besides Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, but one director had other plans.Before the film came to Ang Lee to direct, Gus Van Sant said he was working on the project.In his vision, Van Sant wanted bigger stars. Ledger and Gyllenhaal weren't quite as bankable back then, but would receive acclaim and prestige for their work on this groundbreaking film. "I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast,"...
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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
ABC Image Group LA (LOS ANGELES) -- Racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first female host of the ESPYs Wednesday night. But that achievement wasn't the only moment that will have people talking tomorrow, later this week -- and even for years to come.The "hero" Parkland coaches, an embattled Hall of Fame football player and 141 sexual abuse survivors all were honored in a very heartfelt, empowering awards show.Here are the top highlights:Danica's big night"It's true the ESPYs have never had a host like me before," she said. "For the last 25 years, the ESPYs have been about celebrating the...
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Sherri Shepherd says she's very much like her 'Trial & Error' character
Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/Warner Bros/NBC Sherri Shepherd makes her return tonight on NBC's crime mockumentary, Trial & Error, where she will once again play researcher and paralegal Anne Flatch, a woman who suffers from various disorders. During the first season, Shepherd's character took on a new affliction each week, like such real-life disorders as randomly speaking with a British accent, walking backwards, and being diagnosed with alien hand syndrome--where your hand essentially tries to kill you. Going into this season-- with a new murder mystery to solve-- Shepherd tells ABC Radio, they'll be plenty more disorders for her to take...
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