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‘The High Notes’ Kelvin Harrison Jr’s Calvin Harris Audition Mistake (Watch)



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*May 29th marks the first time this New Orleans native showcases his vocal talent.

Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays David Cliff, a gifted musician performing in grocery store parking lots in “The High Note.”

EUR correspondent Fahnia Thomas spoke with the 25-year-old about Christopher Cooksey, Calvin Harris and competence.

Q: Who would you pick for your own Versus Battle?

KH: Frank Ocean! Come on sad boy energy I got you! We do ‘in bandanas?! What we got?! We got lyrics! We got poetry! What we got?!

Q: When was the last time you had a bad experience with a manager or agent?

KH: When I first started [showbiz] I had an agent that wasn’t smart! I went to a Paul McCartney music video audition they submitted me for and the company thought they had booked (British DJ/singer/producer) Calvin Harris because that’s what my agent told them! [My agent told them] Calvin Harris was showing up! Then my 90 pound behind shows up – with a button-down shirt because I thought it was cool at the time and it was buttoned all the way to the top – and they were like, ‘you’re not Calvin Harris!’ And I said, ‘and I’m not British!’ That was incompetence at its finest!

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars as David Cliff and Dakota Johnson as Maggie Sherwoode in ‘The High Note’ (Glen Wilson/Focus Features)

Q: What was it like playing opposite Dakota Johnson?

KH: What’s beautiful about the dynamic in “The High Note” is what we don’t often get to see in rom-coms because they’re usually about hotness or sexual chemistry but what’s at the forefront of “The High Note” is two people that respect each other’s crafts. She’s like, ‘I loved your mind.’ And he’s like, ‘I loved your mind.’ And that’s why they get to build together. That’s sexier than anything else. That’s what I’m looking for in a partner! That was really cool developing with Dakota.

Q: Which is more challenging singing or acting?

KH: Singing. My parents are musicians and I grew up playing jazz, piano and trumpet. But it was such a technical thing I could never fully grasp [singing] and I felt like I had more to say emotionally through language. When you’re singing it’s YOU! You are putting YOU out there. When I’m acting I can play someone else. No one has to know anything about me.

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Supermodel Don Benjamin Opens Up About Tyra Banks, His Faith And Making Babies / The Trend



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*Supermodel Don Benjamin Talks Tyra Banks, His New Novel “My Truth,” His Faith and Making Babies / The Trend W/ Derrial Christon and Courtney Stewart.

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Deion Sanders Departs NFL Network, Joins Barstool Sports





*One day after announcing he’s leaving the NFL Network after 14 years, Deion Sanders announced Wednesday that he’s moving on to Barstool Sports. 

“BREAKING NEWS: Primetime. Primetime. Primetime. It’s a new age. Primetime has joined Barstool Sports,” tweeted Barstool, along with a video of Sanders talking about his new gig, TheWrap reports. 

“Now, I have the platform that I can spread what I got to the masses. Oh baby, thank you !” Sanders exclaimed. “Barstool has the young generation of fans I want to help cultivate. I want to mold you. I want to talk to you. I want to speak to you. See, I love to speak my mind and now baby I got the platform to do it year-round. Controversy ain’t never scared me. See, podcasts are the future; I’m so excited about this opportunity, but I’m also excited to continue my relationship with the NFL … in some capacity.”

“What a move by us,” founder Dave Portnoy wrote in a post on the sports website, noting that Barstool Sports “stealing him away from the NFL network.”

“Let me ask you this,” he added. “What NFL pregame show are you gonna watch this year? Me, Big Cat and Primetime from his ranch in Dallas or the suits at the other networks.”

“Deion has been one of the key figures responsible for the growth of the NFL Network,” NFL VP of communications Alex Riethmiller said in a Tuesday statement. “We thank him for his work and wish him the best in the future.”

Sanders will have a podcast, make regular appearances on the Pardon My Take podcast, and also be part of a Sunday pregame show, per MSN.

The NFL Hall of Famer was recently criticized after he slammed NFL players who decided to opt-out of the coming season over concerns regarding COVID-19.

“All Players OPTING out in all sports PLEASE BELIEVE the game will go on without u. This is a business & don’t u EVER forget that. There’s NO ONE that’s bigger than the game itself. Only the ref, umps & officials are that important that u can’t play without them. NOT YOU! #Truth,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

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Leslie David Baker of ‘The Office’ Shares Racist Messages Over ‘Uncle Stan’ Kickstarter



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*We previously reported that Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley on NBC’s “The Office,” launched a Kickstarter campaign for a spinoff centered on his character.

Baker and his business partner, producer Sardar Khan, have since passed their goal of $300,000 to shoot the pilot. They plan to shop it to networks and streaming platforms.

The actor is now sharing some of the racist messages he received in reaction to the campaign.

“For those of you who don’t believe racism is still alive in the world…here’s the proof,” he captioned a Instagram post of screenshots of some of the comments he received, including photos of a lynching. Check out the post below.

MOREREAD : ‘The Office’ Star Leslie David Baker Launches Kickstarter for ‘Uncle Stan’ Spinoff

On the official campaign page for the project, the proposed “Uncle Stan” spinoff will follow Stanley Hudson’s post-retirement. The fundraiser makes no mention of “The Office” or showrunner Greg Daniels or original series creator Ricky Gervais, most likely due to copyright issues, per Complex.

“After enjoying his retirement in Florida, carving wood, enjoying the white sand beaches, and dancing to old disco, Uncle Stan (Leslie David Baker) gets a call from his nephew Lucky in Los Angeles asking for help with his two kids and running his motorcycle/flower shop,” the Kickstarter reads. “With his business failing, his kids growing up without enough attention, and on the brink of losing his patience with the cast of characters he has working in the shop, Lucky is going to need all the help he can get from no-nonsense Uncle Stan.”

The campaign also notes the risks and challenges, stating: Any time a large scale production such as Uncle Stan takes place, there is a chance that challenges might arise. With our team of entertainment professionals that between them have decades of experience in the industry, we will help ensure that we stick to our scheduled production and reward fulfillment schedule.

Check out his Kickstarter here.

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