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Gabrielle Union Celebrates Sexually Fluid Character In ‘L.A.’s Finest’ (Watch)

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(This interview was filmed prior to May 25, 2020)

*“L.A.’s Finest” season two premieres Monday (06-08-20) exclusively on Spectrum.

The one-hour crime drama follows LAPD detectives Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba) who take on the most dangerous criminals while skirting the rules and speed limits.

EUR correspondent Fahnia Thomas talked to the executive producing leading ladies about love scenes and pandemic parole.

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Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna and Gabrielle Union as Syd Burnett in a scene from ‘L.A.’s Finest’ (Photo: Michael Moriatis)

Q: Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett has a new love interest this season, what can you share about Syd and Jason Calloway’s (played by David Fumero) relationship?

Gabrielle Union: I get it crack’in! It’s awesome that Syd is fluid and sexually free. She’s not limited. I feel like it’s a little wish fulfillment for a lot of folks. It’s a good time!

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Gabrielle Union as Special Agent Syd Burnett and David Fumero as Lt. Jason Calloway in a scene from ‘L.A.’s Finest’ (Sony Pictures Television)

Q: Where are some of LA’s finest places you’re going to first after we get paroled from this pandemic?

GU: I can’t wait to get back into Casa Vega and see the people who [have been working there since] my first audition! When I would tank [an audition, I would] go in there and be like, ‘I screwed up! I’m never going to make it [as an actress]!’ Then they would be like, ‘stick with it!’ And then give me a nice heavy poor or a little extra Margarita. [I’m just looking forward to] seeing people and faces.

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Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna and Gabrielle Union as Syd Burnett in a scene from ‘L.A.’s Finest’ (Photo: Michael Moriatis)

Q: How was filming season one different from season two?

GU: We hit the ground running. We jump right into new mysteries. We go right into our characters’ new journeys. We get right to the fun and action.

Jessica Alba: It’s so fun to explore other characters and get right into the action. Were cracking jokes! There’s drama! The stakes are higher right away. As everyone is binging the news, things can feel really dire, everything’s up in the air so it’s nice to shut that off and be just be entertained for a moment.

The first three episodes of “L.A.’s Finest” season two will be released June 8.

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Deion Sanders Departs NFL Network, Joins Barstool Sports

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*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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