Near the end of the clip, Che expressed some optimism but conflicted feelings around the protests. “It’s coming across as extremely destructive, but I do think if they channeled it that they can get a lot done that generations before them couldn’t get done,” he said. He said it’s “one of those rare times where you don’t have to speak for the community because the community is actually speaking for themselves louder than they ever have … It’s really up to this younger generation who’s tearing stuff apart. I hope something good comes of it.” … [Read more...] about Michael Che Says It’s a ‘Bummer’ That His 2016 Black Lives Matter Joke Is Still Relevant
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The blonde beauty and her husband Chris married in December 2008 at the stunning, celebrity-loved Babington House in Somerset, two years after welcoming their first daughter Lexi. Second daughter Hollie was born in January 2012. Speaking about juggling her glittering career with motherhood and her marriage, she told Metro: "We're both so busy. It's about trying to carve out a bit of time for us – we have to explain to the girls that they must go to bed and let us have time alone, which is hard. My poor husband – he's so far down the list." … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden shares gorgeous photo of her mini-me daughter Hollie
Second, the theater, given the chance, makes a great place to think through policing. Split Second, Force Continuum, and Lobby Hero all grapple with the effect our American relationship with authority has on our ability to form ethical codes. In particular, Corthron’s drama tessellates a whole mosaic of intergenerational interactions and models of policing, deeply influenced, she told me, by long conversations with working policemen and -women. You can sense the play arguing with itself — “By the time I had finished the play,” she says, “I no longer thought it was a play about police brutality; I thought of it as more about the relationship between the NYPD and the Black community.” (The play is 19 years old, yet could have been written yesterday; simply substitute the details of Amadou Diallo’s killing with Eric Garner’s.) In a lighter vein but with similarly chilling implications, Lobby Hero is a moral quadrilateral formed by … [Read more...] about Gee, Officer: Why Are There So Few Plays About Cops?
12 Years a Slave Based on an 1853 memoir, this Oscar-winning film follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free man and talented violinist who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South for 12 years before he was able to seek rescue from his friends in New York. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon, who opened up about reading the book for the first time, telling IndieWire: "I went back to the book and I went back to the script, basically. And I felt that there were at least half a dozen moments when reading the script where I was like, 'I can be inside this experience'.'" … [Read more...] about 29 amazing films based on true stories on NOW TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime
Before All That, there was Roundhouse, an educational sketch comedy series that was part of the original SNICK lineup. Buddy, real name Morris Taylor Sheffield, had previously written for Dolly Parton’s show, Dolly, and been the head writer for Fox’s In Living Color. In 1982, he wrote a Broadway musical, Cleavage, which closed after one performance, and he more recently penned another musical, a send-up of Oklahoma! called Idaho! In 2007, Buddy sued Disney, claiming that the House of Mouse had stolen the idea of Hannah Montana from him. In 2001, Buddy claimed, he submitted a pitch for a show about a high school student named Roland Dillard who leads a double life as pop star Rock Ryder. The case was settled out of court. Rita’s only other TV credits were in 1998, as an executive producer and director of the Hal Sparks-starring Cheap Theatrix, and 2000, as executive producer of Mr. Chi Chi’s Guide to the Universe. … [Read more...] about Checking In with…the Creators of Nickelodeon’s Golden-Era Shows