A five-year-old boy thrown from a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit, but his family says he is “showing signs of recovery.”The family of “miracle child” Landen Hoffmann’s recovery on Good Friday (April. 19). The family said:“Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead. Our faith in God, and our Savior Jesus, is strong, and we are gaining more reason for optimism day by day.“We continue our appeal for privacy as we focus on our son, and thank you for respecting our wishes. Just know that we absolutely feel your overwhelming love, prayers and support, for they seem to be working. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.”In just six days, a dedicated to helping Landen and his family is on its way to reaching its $1 million goal. As of this reporting, the page had received more than $915,000 in donations by nearly 26,000 people.“Just know that we all feel your overwhelming love, prayers and support,” the GoFundMe page states. “He is answering our prayers and they ARE working.”The message continues: “Please continue to pray for Landen and his family, every single prayer is important.”Emmanuel Aranda, 24, has been charged with attempted murder after admitting he purposefully threw little Landen over the balcony.Landen fell approximately 39 feet and suffered multiple fractured bones in his arms and legs, was bleeding from his head, and had massive head trauma. He’s being treated at the Children’s Hospital.Aranda, who has a history of mental illness, says he was at the mall “looking to kill someone.”He intended to kill an adult one day prior to the senseless attack on Landen. However, he was unable to follow through and returned to the mall the next day and chose a child instead.Aranda was a complete stranger to Landen and his mother at the time of the attack. The young boy was chosen at random.Via :The boy’s mother said she and her son were with a friend and a friend’s child outside the Rainforest Café on the third floor of the mall around 10:15 a.m. when Aranda, whom they did not know, approached them.Aranda came very close to them, so the boy’s mother asked if they were in the way and should move. Aranda then picked up her son, threw him off the balcony and fled the scene.Landen’s family is asking for privacy during this matter and are not releasing any photos of him as he recovers.However, those who want help can donate through the page or send cards and well wishes through a P.O. Box.Prayers for LandenP.O. Box 43516Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-4200 is a post from:
April 20, 2019
On the same day Kevin Hunter was officially fired from The Wendy Williams Show, cops were called to the estranged couple’s mansion.Hunter arrived at the Livingston, New Jersey mansion on Thursday (Apr. 18) with a U-Haul minivan, assumingly to remove his belongings from the marital home. He was also accompanied by his own security detail, stationed in an unmarked vehicle.However, soon after Hunter’s arrival, two police vehicles showed up and gathered around the house. Radar Online the scene.“Maybe Wendy had him supervised while he was taking stuff out of the house,” an onlooker speculated to Radar at the time.It turns out, Hunter, himself, was the one who called the police. The talk show host’s disgraced husband claimed he was being harassed by paparazzi.The Blast of police responding to the call.“The resident says there’s a news van outside his home that won’t leave him alone,” says the emergency dispatcher.An officer responds: “We spoke with the caller as well as the press—both sides—and explained that they can be in the road and on the sidewalk, but not on their property.”Interestingly, neither a news van nor paparazzi were seen in the photos published by Radar Online. Whether reporters for the site were the ones Hunter claimed was “harassing” him has yet to be revealed.It’s unclear if Williams was present when police arrived at her home. However, she usually pre-tapes the Friday episodes of her show at the time Hunter and police were mulling around her home on Thursday.Hours before the police scene unfolded at Williams’ home, Hunter was officially fired as an executive producer of the Wendy show. He will reportedly receive a to exit the show quietly.Earlier this week, we reported that Williams had given Hunter after seeing photos of her soon-to-be ex-husband driving his alleged mistress/baby mama around in a Rolls Royce and taking her on expensive dinner dates.Williams last week, ending her 21-year marriage to Hunter. is a post from:
April 19, 2019
Every now and again, there is a piece of theatre that comes about, rekindles that fire inside you as to why you love theatre, giving you tension, humour, raw unforced emotion, and giving you a full workout of all the senses. Christopher Adams’s ‘Tumulus’ is one of those exquisite rare breeds of a play, being one of the strongest three handers I’ve ever seen, with two of the three playing nearly 40 characters between them.Tumulus is essentially the modern day murder mystery based on a true story, following Anthony as he tries to uncover the truth when a one night stand winds up dead on Hampstead Heath, presumed casualty of the London chem sex scene, whilst battling his own addictions. All I can really say is hats off to Christopher Adams - the writing is truly exceptional. The whole piece flows fantastically and whilst it is tackling a dark subject matter, it is still very funny with it. My most notable line was from Jack, stating ‘The sex was like being hit by a bus, a really happy bus’.The team that came together to create this beautiful piece is a true tour de force, and each creative complementing each other to perfection. Matt Steinberg’s direction was masterful, working the stage to its maximum capacity and never leaving it empty. It was a visual spectacle watching the actors perform the physically demanding show, and hitting the positions with such incredible finesse, picking out object after object from Alison Neighbour’s deceptively complex design. Christopher Nairne’s lighting design was superb, especially with the detail of the strobes and torches, bringing bright contrasts that highlight the action. However for me personally the absolute cream of the crop was Nick Manning’s masterclass of sound design. The attention to detail and complexity was jaw dropping, and mixed with the Foley effects performed live send my heart racing on multiple occasions.Ian Hollard and Harry Lister Smith make an exceptional ensemble, committing to multiple characters effortlessly, with Lister Smith bringing some beautiful vulnerable moments especially as Jack, and Hollard was a joy to watch, switching between sinister and comedy effortlessly. Ciarán Owens leads as Anthony exceptionally, delivering an honest and raw production, never forcing anything and captivating to watch.If I was being picky, the only thing that I wasn’t sure about was when theintensity and slickness deliberately broke for outside of the story reasons, which took me out of the fast pace and exciting world created. Such a moment was the break of Foley in ‘I open the door to the ground floor flat’, and when Anthony addresses his outfit in the police station. However these do not at all detract from such an exceptional piece of work, which moved me greatly, to the point that even after the show I was deeply affected. This play is truly exceptional theatre and honestly, drop what you are doing and book to see this. Now.Review by Adam YorkeRating: ★★★★★Seat: n/a | Price of Ticket: £16-21 – depends on the dayPhotos by
April 19, 2019
Cliff tries to visit his daughter in new Doom Patrol episode 11 promo has the first promo for episode 11 titled “Frances Patrol,” featuring Cliff and Rita going to Gator Country as Robotman tries to visit his daughter. The new episode will air on April 26, exclusively on DC Universe. Check out the video below! Episode eleven’s synopsis reads: “While Larry pays a visit to his long-lost love, Cliff and Rita travel to Gator Country to reconnect with his daughter. Vic worries about his operating system. “ Part support group, part superhero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same. Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody. The Doom Patrol characters previously appeared in the fifth episode of DC Universe live-action drama Titans, with Bruno Bichir, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, and Dwain Murphy starring. The direct-to-series order of 13 episodes will be written by Supernatural‘s and will be executive produced by Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, and Sarah Schechter. DC Universe recently announced that another live-action series, , is being developed for the digital service. The series is being executive produced by James Wan (The Conjuring universe, Saw franchise, The Tommyknockers) and will debut in 2019. Berlanti, a master of superhero TV shows, has helmed series including All American, Arrow, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl, Blindspot, God Friended Me, The Red Line, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, You, and Titans. The post appeared first on .
April 19, 2019
When They See Us trailer: First look at Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five series Netflix has released the first trailer for When They See Us, the new mini-series from Academy Award nominee about the Central Park Five case. Filled with an ensemble cast, heck out the When They See Us trailer in the player below and look for hte series on May 31 on Netflix. Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions will executive produce the limited series alongside DuVernay through her banner, Forward Movement. In addition to DuVernay, Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrburry also serve as writers on the limited series. The series stars Emmy Award Nominee Michael K. Williams, Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga, Emmy Award Winner John Leguizamo, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Felicity Huffman, Emmy Award® Nominee Niecy Nash, Emmy Award® Winner and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood, Emmy Award and Grammy Award® Winner and Tony Award® Nominee Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, Dascha Polanco, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk. The post appeared first on .
April 19, 2019
The Twilight Zone 1.04 recap: A Traveler Following last week’s of the series, ‘ fourth episode of takes on another classic episode, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” exploring paranoia and fear in the reimagined episode titled “A Traveler.” On Christmas Eve in Iglaak, Alaska, a mysterious traveler (Steven Yeun) wishes to be pardoned by Captain Lane Pendleton (Greg Kinnear). But what does the Traveler really want? Christmas Eve The episode begins with Officer Yuka (Marika Sila) heading to the police station with her drunk brother, Jack (Patrick Gallagher) in the back of her squad car. He complains about the Christmas music on the radio and of the Christian religion in general. Yuka tells him that Captain Pendleton pardons an inmate every year on Christmas, and this year, he’s it. The two are clearly not fans of Pendleton, referring to him as a liar. Before going into the police station, Yuka and Jack notice a strange light in the sky that can’t be explained by the northern lights. Inside, Pendleton, the mayor, and the other workers at the police station are celebrating the holiday. After cheers of “Jack!” the two make their way to the holding cells. Yuka tells her brother she’ll come back once Pendleton is done “hearing himself talk.” Pendleton is busy telling the other officers and co-workers how Jesus bestowed upon him the abilities to serve and about the Three Wise men looking at the same stars that Pendleton’s ancestors saw when they first arrived in Iglaak, Alaska. Yuka bristles when Pendleton says that before his ancestors got there it was just “bears and Eskimos.” He then makes a show of his tradition of showing kindness to a stranger each year and tells Yuka to fetch her brother so he can pardon him. When Yuka heads back to the cells, her brother is asleep and the power is suffering from blackouts. Yuka hears a noise and comes across a mysterious man (Yeun) who says he wants to be pardoned. Jordan Peele introduces the episode, asking viewers to meet Sergeant Yuka Mongoyak, a woman with a knack for detecting the most subtle of mistruths, and on this night, that skill will be tested as the truth can take on many different forms. The Stranger Captain Pendleton heads back to the cells to see what’s taking so long. When he arrives, the stranger acknowledges that he’s dressed in a suit for the party and that he came from the North Pole. He refers to himself as an “extreme tourist,” saying he has a YouTube channel called The Aggro Traveler’s Bucket List and legally changed his name to A. Traveler. He tells the captain that aggro tourists know all about his tradition of pardoning someone on Christmas Eve, and so he’s here to be pardoned (and feed the captain’s ego). After the Traveler hands over his very high-tech phone saying it’s a Russian beta, the captain, excited about the idea of aggro tourists knowing who he is all the way up in Alaska and possibly being popular on YouTube, agrees to pardon him instead of Jack. Yuka remains skeptical, though. She lets him out of the cell and follows Pendleton and the Traveler back to the party. As the Traveler shakes everyone’s hands, Pendleton explains the stranger is a bit of a celebrity with a YouTube show about visiting cool places. The Traveler uses his odd-looking phone to take a video of the pardoning as well as selfies with the officers and Captain Pendleton. He tells the group about his travels and talks up how great the little town in Alaska is as Yuka runs a search on him. The Traveler notices and speaks with Yuka privately, saying that Pendleton believes him but Yuka hasn’t trusted a word out of his mouth. He tells Yuka he brought a gift for what she wants most for Christmas, but Yuka doesn’t believe in Christmas. The Traveler says that Yuka believes what she believes, and isn’t that what Christmas is all about? True Lies Yuka brings food to her brother and asks him what he thinks she would want more than anything for Christmas. He says “to be one of them,” and that he doesn’t know if his sister knows who she is anymore. Yuka replies, “I know who I am” and she’s proud of who she is. Jack accuses her of doing things “their way.” As the Traveler leads the group in the police station in some holiday karaoke, Yuka asks the captain to release Jack. Pendleton jumps on the opportunity to perform his first-ever double-pardoning. Suddenly, the power shuts off, and some of the officers complain about the Air Force base down the road siphoning off their power grid. Tensions begin to rise a bit before the power finally comes back on. Pendleton announces they’re going to pardon Jack, but the Traveler tells them not to and accuses Jack of having stolen tools in his vehicle at the bar. The tone of the room suddenly shifts as he continues to reveal truths about everyone in the room, causing the group to start fighting in the police station as the Traveler watches on. Pendleton breaks up the fighting, telling everyone the party is over and to go home. Pendleton and Yuka stay behind with the Traveler as the power once again shuts off. Corruption Pendleton demands to know how the Traveler even got in the cell and Yuka doubts A. Traveler is actually the man’s name. After they hear over the radio that the Traveler lied about the stolen tools in Jack’s trunk, but was right about the other statements he made to get the others fired up, Pendleton demands to know who he is. Traveler finally reveals that he is Special Agent Douglas Heyes from the Anchorage field office and is investigating widespread corruption. When Yuka asks for his I.D., Heyes says that undercover agents don’t carry identification. When Heyes implies that Pendleton is the one under investigation, Pendleton and Yuka lock him back up, but not before Heyes quietly tells Yuka they will work well together once she replaces Pendleton. Yuka contacts the field office and finds out they don’t have an agent matching that description. Yuka and Pendleton head back to the cell where it’s dark because of the power outages. Pendleton freaks out and claims that he saw antennae coming out of the Traveler’s head. The Traveler takes off his hat and there is no antennae, but seems fed up with being treated with “rude intentions.” He reveals that this particular police station only serves to protect the power supply — housed by a camouflage shed — that houses a connection point between the Air Force base and the town’s power grid. Pendleton tries to say that the man is having a mental breakdown. The Traveler reveals, his voice becoming slightly distorted, that if a hostile force were to invade they would just have to destroy that one shed. Pendleton says that the location of the shed is classified. The Traveler remarks that classified information is the most lucrative implying Pendleton told someone. Pendleton has apparently sold the information to the Russians across the Chukchi Sea. Pendleton denies it, but the Traveler knows that Pendleton can never make any real money in his current job or make any real impact on the world. He just gave up. The Traveler then says that he’s actually Agent Marius Constant from the National Reconnaissance Office. The agent wants Pendleton to confess and says that Russian Spetsnaz forces are on their way to sabotage the shed. The agent says his people will intercept them. Pendleton says he’s going there right now, and the agent asks if he’s going to warn the Americans or the Russians. Pendleton leaves. Identity Once they’re alone, the Traveler tells Yuka that Pendleton doesn’t care about the town, land, or her people. Without touching the cell, he opens the door and tells Yuka that soon she’ll be the one giving orders, taking Pendleton’s place. Yuka begins to realize that letting Pendleton leave was a mistake and tries to call him back on the radio. The Traveler reveals that they needed Pendleton to lead them to the shed, leaving the area open for invasion. He repeats that Yuka will be running the place, but underneath the Traveler’s bosses. Yuka keeps her gun on the Traveler who accuses her of ignoring the lie about his identity once he offered something that might benefit her. He tells her that now it’s too late to stop them. She says no and runs out, following Pendleton. Over the radio, the captain hears her telling him not to go to the shed but he turns his radio off. Back at the jail, the Traveler lets Jack out of his cell, who is still a little drunk and thanks him. After coming across some of the townspeople from earlier still at each other’s throats at the bar, Yuka finally catches up with Pendleton near the alleged shed who tells her that the Traveler was lying about the Russian invasion. Yuka tells the captain he’s under arrest because the fact that he ran out here proves that he was selling information. Back at the jail, Jack tells the Traveler maybe things will be better with them running things. The Traveler reveals his true form to Jack, growing taller in the distorted view and clearly from another world. Pendleton realizes that Yuka might be replacing him and says it’s another lie that she chose to believe. They both look up as lights fill the sky and spaceships fly over them. At the police station, Jack grabs a piece of pie and offers one to the alien traveler, saying the delicious pie was worth the wait and the two eat a piece. Peele appears onscreen to close out the episode, saying that Yuka learned that night that there is no difference between myths and mistruths. What did you think of the fourth episode of The Twilight Zone? Let us know in the comment section below! The post appeared first on .
April 19, 2019
The end begins with the Gotham series finale trailer Now that the villains have their foothold in Gotham City, the bat-signal is on the rooftop and Bruce Wayne’s out of Wayne Manor and finally wearing the cowl. That’s right, it’s time to prepare for the series finale. You can check out the trailer below before the episode airs next Thursday. The Batman prequel series stars as Detective James Gordon, as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. Gotham also features Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone. The series is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens serve as executive producers on the series. The final episode of Gotham airs April 25 on Fox. The post appeared first on .
April 19, 2019
Supernatural season 14 finale promo: Moriah released the promo for the Supernatural Season 14 finale titled “Moriah.” Check out the promo below, as well as the new photos in the gallery, and catch the episode on April 18! Written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Phil Sgriccia, the official synopsis for episode 14.20 reads: “Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are thrown into an epic battle. Meanwhile, Jack (Alexander Calvert) becomes disenchanted with all the lies, and an old friend from the past shows up.” follows brothers Sam () and Dean () Winchester. The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues in Supernatural‘s 13th season. Sam and Dean have spent their lives on the road, battling supernatural threats that include everything from the demon that killed their mother to the usual vampires, ghosts, shape-shifters, angels and fallen gods rampaging over the land. They’ve come out on top with the help of allies, both human and supernatural, but every victory comes at a price. Created by Eric Kripke (The Boys, Timeless, The House with a Clock in Its Walls), Supernatural is currently airing its 14th season, which will consist of 20 episodes, its , and airs every Thursday night on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET. Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer serve as co-showrunners and executive producers.  The post appeared first on .
April 19, 2019
Flying Entertainment, the producers of All you need is love , are building a portfolio of tribute shows building on the success of their West End hit, Thriller (now in its 10th year) and this latest addition combines the musical talents of some of the West End cast of Let it be with the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to produce the concert that never happened with the Beatles performing many songs that they never sang on stage together. In all they present nearly forty songs from the extensive and varied Beatles catalogue over the two hour show.This is a celebration of the Beatles songs and the focus is on the music with the orchestra enhancing the sound of the Fab Four. In Cadogan Hall, the fifth show of the current ten venue tour, the set, animated graphics on the large screen and colour washes of moving lights were disappointing and well short of the publicity blurb description of a spectacular multi media concert. Only occasionally do the graphics add something as in the sixties street scene projected behind "the long and winding road'. But in the end it does not matter as the music is enough and when the full orchestra backs the boys it is a wonderful rich well balanced sound.The performers present a passing resemblance to the original stars with the help of a variety of wigs, occasional moustaches and studied mannerisms but they capture the Liverpudlian roots of the the sound with each getting at least a couple of turns on lead vocals.Emanuele Angeletti as Paul McCartney sings an excellent solo acoustic guitar "Yesterday" and then at the piano "Let it be". Paul Canning captures the nasal sound of John Lennon and is at his best in "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" with a full orchestra backing and then in "Come Together". John Brosnan as George Harrison leads in "Something in the way she moves ". Luke Roberts as Ringo Starr gets to lead on "I get by with a little help from my friends".Conductor Martin Herman, with the longest hair of them all, and his orchestra clearly love the experience and when not playing clap , sway and sing as enthusiastically as the paying audience. The strings section adds to "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday" and the trumpet solo adds to "Penny Lane" but is at its best in backing the band in songs like " Sergeant Pepper ", "Here comes the Sun" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".As in any concert the shows builds to a brilliant climax with a three song encoreof "Yellow Submarine" (Ringo), "Imagine" (John) and "Hey Jude" (Paul) which bring the crowd to their feet and swaying with the phone lights on.A few psychedelic, melancholy and experimental songs aside, this is an enjoyable night reminding those old enough of the amazing catalogue they grew up with and introducing a new generation to the original composers of so many familiar tunes.Review by Nick WayneRating: ★★★★Seat: Stalls row G | Price of ticket: £35
April 19, 2019
Three now-former daycare teachers are facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after police say force-fed solid food to two children, holding the kids’ mouths clothes and tilting their heads back as they cried.24-year-old Stephanie Radke, 28-year-old Maura Healy and 19-year-old Mariah Flemister were each charged with battery and endangering the life of a child while working at Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois.Radke is also accused of hitting a child in the face with a plastic plate.“The alleged battery and endangerment was reported to us in mid-January and the investigation wrapped up in early April with charges being filed,” Downers Grove police spokesman Bill Budds said. “Warrants were issued and they turned themselves in on the charges.”Healy was released from jail after posting 10 percent of her $5,000 bail, while Radke and Flemister were released after posting 10 percent of their $3,000 bails.Via the :A woman answering the phone at Little People Learning Center Tuesday identified herself as the acting director and would only give her first name as Janice. She said she was uncomfortable giving her last name because she had not done anything wrong.Janice said all three women were fired on Jan. 17, once the allegations came to light.She blamed the charges on a medical student she hired who rushed to call DCFS after witnessing the action.She called the situation a “feeding infraction” that has been blown out of proportion.She said a medical student training to be a doctor and working at the center saw the infraction and reported it to DCFS without checking with her.She said she first learned of the complaint when a DCFS worker came to the business.“DCFS is investigating an allegation of abuse related to the reported incident at Little People Learning Center, 2144 Curtiss St.” Director of Communications Jassen Strokosch said Tuesday evening. “That investigation is pending.”Janice said she likely would have fired Radke for hitting the 1-year-old girl with the plate, but said it was an accident as Radke attempted to remove the plate from the child’s reach.Each of the three women are next due in court on May 15.This is totally unrelated … but all three of those women look much older than their ages. is a post from:
April 19, 2019
Have Brandy and Monica finally buried the hatchet? In an unexpected twist, the two have reportedly put their differences aside and will go tour together later the summer, in the name of women empowerment.Live Nation Urban announced dates for its “Femme It Forward” tour. Surprisingly, Brandy and Monica are slated to perform three dates together in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Concord, CA. A post shared by (@livenationurban) on Apr 16, 2019 at 12:56pm PDTThe 90s R&B queens will perform alongside artists such as Ashanti, Mya, Keri Hilson, and Lil Mo.“Femme It Forward” is an all-female series featuring concerts, panels, and comedy shows. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations aimed toward the advancement of women.Brandy and Monica have had a much-documented feud for over two decades, dating back to their hit 1998 collaboration “The Boy is Mine.”It’s believed the beef was sparked when Monica became upset Brandy performed the song solo on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Monica retaliated by titling her 2nd album The Boy is Mine and releasing the song as the album’s lead single.Since then, the two have thrown jabs back and forth, with Brandy mostly harboring the strongest feelings.In recent years, Brandy had repeatedly thrown shade Monica’s way, has relentlessly stated her was stronger than Monica’s, many felt were aimed toward her former duet partner, and also mocked the viral , which was inspired by Monica’s hit single “So Gone.”And to make it clear why Brandy is in her feelings, during her set at Essence Festival last year, she of The Boy is Mine to “the song is mine.”The R&B rivals did as adults in 2012 to record another duet, “It All Belongs to Me.” However, the mea culpa was short-lived, as the two fell out over promotion for the single and their planned joint tour was canceled.Brandy did give Monica a positive shout out earlier this year, though.She posted a still from “The Boy is Mine” video with Monica during Black History Month. “#Powerful Women,” she wrote on the Instagram post, which also included two crowns. A post shared by (@4everbrandy) on Feb 8, 2019 at 4:33am PSTHonestly, we thought we’d never see the day: Monica and Brandy have finally put all the drama behind them! Or, at least, we hope so. Their first tour date isn’t scheduled until July. is a post from:
April 18, 2019
Joel Edgerton is heading to Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad has brought word that the upcoming Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has expanded its all-star roster with the addition of Boy Erased‘s Joel Edgerton. The 44-year-old writer/director/actor has signed on to portray the role of Ridgeway, a runaway slavecatcher. Edgerton joins a cast that already includes Thuso Mbedu (Liberty), Chase W. Dillon (First Wives Club) and Aaron Pierre (Krypton). The highly-anticipated series, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, will consist of 11 episodes and follows Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia who is an outcast even amongst her fellow Africans and is struggling coming into womanhood when she meets Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia who informs her of the Underground Railroad, inspiring them both to take the risk and escape to freedom. The limited series will chronicle Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the southern soil. Edgerton has been enjoying a wave of indie success over the past five years following his directorial debut with the 2015 psychological thriller The Gift, going on to star in the Whitey Bulger crime biopic Black Mass, the sci-fi mystery Midnight Special, the romantic biopic Loving and the horror film It Comes at Night. Jenkins will direct and write all 11 episodes of the series. Jenkins’ Pastel Productions will executive produce alongside Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, who also produced Jenkins’ Oscar-winning drama Moonlight. No release date has been set for The Underground Railroad, but the series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The post appeared first on .
April 18, 2019
Elmo visits Westeros in Sesame Street/Game of Thrones mash-up Here’s a combo you didn’t expect, two of HBO’s heaviest hitters have finally come together as Elmo takes a trip to Westeros to try and help Cersei and Tyrion patch up their differences. Check out the hilarious video below! Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Executive producers of Season 8 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence, and Lisa McAtackney. The final season of Game of Thrones likely won’t be our last trip to Westeros, as set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast in the prequel series. S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones) will direct the pilot. New episodes of the final season premieres every Sunday on HBO.  The post appeared first on .
April 18, 2019