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Nia Long: ‘Its Ok To Text College Bae’ (Watch)

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“Fatal Affair” brings Nia Long and Omar Epps back to the screen after 16 years. The Netflix original feature about a married woman and an old friend drops today. EUR correspondent Fahnia Thomas talked to the leading actors about old baes, pushup bras and Black artistry.

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FATAL AFFAIR: (L-R) NIA LONG as ELLIE, OMAR EPPS as DAVID. Cr. BETH DUBBER/NETFLIX © 2020

Q: What advice would you give quarantined singles about texting college bae?

NL: Do what you feel! If you’re thinking about someone and they’re on your heart and your intentions are good and healthy and clean…why not?! At a certain point, you just have to embrace what you feel. I’ve reached out to an ex recently and we had a lovely conversation…and you keep it moving.

Now if you’re comparing it to “Fatal Affair” I wouldn’t do what David did with Ellie or what Ellie did with David! That’s not going to go so well!

OE: Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t have done outside of quarantine in quarantine! A lot of people are sending out text messages and it’s only because we’re in quarantine. We won’t be in quarantine forever.

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FATAL AFFAIR: STEPHEN BISHOP as MICHAEL, NIA LONG as ELLIE. Cr. BETH DUBBER/NETFLIX © 2020

Q: Love scenes are already awkward to shoot, what’s it like filming them when your friend is your co-star?

OE: One I wanted to create a space where Nia felt safe. Then a space for us to be able to be vulnerable enough to create this moment because it’s kind of a linchpin of the whole film. You need to feel that crescendo of a moment. I think we pulled it off.

NL: Yeah! And thank God for pushup bras!

The fact that we’re friends made it awkward. Usually, if I have to do a love scene it’s so mechanical. You don’t really know the other person that well or have the history Omar and I have. I remember at that point Omar said, ‘ok I’m going to put my hand here is that okay?’ It becomes a grocery list – like first I’m going to get the bread, then I’m going to get the eggs and then I’m going to go down this aisle. We both really just wanted to know how quickly we could shoot the scene and get it over with!

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FATAL AFFAIR: OMAR EPPS as DAVID, NIA LONG as ELLIE. Cr. BETH DUBBER/NETFLIX © 2020

Q: Nia this was your first time producing a film, what did you learn while working on “Fatal Affair” that you’ll take to your next production?

NL: To trust myself and push for the things I really believe in. And if something doesn’t feel right to not make excuses for it but to question it and share it with my teammates. Also, knowing that certain battles aren’t worth fighting and to pick the ones that are actually going to help the cause. When I say the cause, I mean the journey of Black people in the arts.

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‘The Prom’ Official Teaser Trailer Debut Feat. James Corden, Kerry Washington and More

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Synopsis | In “The Prom” from Netflix, Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).

When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

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Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

Release Date | In Select Theaters December and on Netflix December 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

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THE REAL: Kim Coles On A ‘Living Single’ Reboot + More from the Ladies!

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*On Thursday, October 22, the ladies discuss the proper way to let a friend know you don’t care for her significant other.

Co-host Garcelle Beauvais wants to be told if her friends don’t like her boo. Co-host Loni Love claims that she would keep her opinion to herself and let her friend find out on her own if he isn’t all that! She also reveals that her friends actually like her boyfriend James more than they like her! Co-host Adrienne Houghton confesses that her husband Israel is much better at maintaining friendships than she is.

And, during these difficult times of living during a pandemic, Loni encourages people to keep a journal about their lives while in quarantine. She suggests that future generations could learn from our experiences, especially from people of color.

Later, funny lady Kim Coles pops in to chat about her series In the Cut, the possibility of a Living Single reboot, and the text chain that she still shares with her former costars even after the show went off the air over 20 years ago.

Which Of the Ladies Would Confess If They Don’t Like Their Co-Hosts’ Significant Others?

Adrienne’s Husband Israel is Better at Maintaining Friendships Than She Is!

Loni Thinks It’s Important That We Write Our Stories, Especially During COVID.

Will Living Single Get A Reboot? Kim Coles Has The Scoop!

Which Of the Ladies Would Confess If They Don’t Like Their Co-Hosts’ Significant Others?

Garcelle Beauvais: My last relationship, I found out after I broke up with him, that nobody liked him for me. And, I wish, personally, that they had said it to me. I wish they had said it to me earlier. So, I don’t know if I would listen to that.

Loni Love: You gotta find out for yourself. Huh-uh.

Garcelle: Really? You wouldn’t tell me, Loni?

Loni: Huh-uh. (Wags her finger) There’s some things that I don’t get into.

Garcelle: Really?

Jeannie Mai: See? I’m the opposite, Garcelle. I would have to say something. But, I would have to say it like this. I would say, “Garcelle, what I’m about to tell you, I’m telling you as your du– as your friend, it is my responsibility to keep it trill with you and also always look out for you as I want you to do for me. I’m doing what I want you to do for me. This should not change our relationship. I’m not gonna change the way I am. I’m just always gonna have my eyes here.” (Points at her eyes and then at the camera.) “But, this is what I’m about to tell you. Your man sucks.”

Garcelle: I’d rather hear that. I’d rather hear that.

(Loni & Jeannie laugh)

Jeannie: See? I would tell you.

Garcelle: I’d rather hear that.

Loni: No, I’m gonna let you find out ‘cause I’m gonna be like– I’m gonna be like, “Is it good, girl? Okay. I know you’ll get out of it when you need to get out of it.” That’s it.

Garcelle: (Laughs) There’s that.

 

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About THE REAL

THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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Audible Joins Forces with LeBron James for Multi-Project Deal

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*LeBron James‘ SpringHill Company has inked a multi-project deal with Audible, focused on producing culturally influential audio content.

According to the press release, the multi-project slate kicks off with More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote. The first-of-its-kind special, produced in collaboration with Cadence 13, will launch in support of the More Than A Vote initiative, a new voting rights organization led by a coalition of Black athletes and artists including James aimed at combating voter suppression and misinformation that disproportionately disenfranchises communities of color. More Than A Vote is available for pre-order today at Audible.com/morethanavote, and will premiere on October 27th for free within the Audible Premium Plus catalog.

“Influential creators like LeBron, Maverick and the SpringHill team keep us motivated to continue creating storytelling experiences that spark critical conversations and cultivate change,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible. “Joining forces with this fearless group, we strive to empower our millions of listeners and provide resources to elevate their voices, and what better way to start than with an inspiring Words + Music special to reinforce the mission of LeBron’s More Than A Vote initiative.”

READ MORE: Stacey Abrams and LeBron James Join Forces for Animated Short About Voting [WATCH]

Here’s more from the press release:

More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote., co-hosted by media and political analyst Tiffany D. Cross,offers an educational deep dive into the history and the truths of voting. Through storytelling, interviews, archival audio and song, the program will draw on the wisdom, humor, and talents of a remarkable group of entertainers, writers, public officials, athletes and artists including:

  • Leon Bridges, Grammy-winning Artist
  • LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter
  • Andra Day, Grammy-nominated Artist
  • Addisu Demissie, Executive Director, More Than A Vote
  • Rutha Mae Harris, Freedom Singer and Civil Rights Legend
  • LeBron James, Co-Founder, More Than A Vote
  • Martha S. Jones, Professor History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Desmond Meade, President, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
  • Jalen Rose, ESPN Analyst and More Than A Vote Member
  • Amanda Seales, Actress and Comedian
  • Tommie Smith, Olympic Athlete
  • Octavia Spencer, Oscar-winning Actress
  • Maria Taylor, ESPN Analyst and More Than A Vote Member

The exclusive audio special will also incorporate facts about the electoral process and education around the very real threat that voter suppression poses to American democracy – specifically in African-American communities.

The More Than A Vote special will be part of Audible’s Words + Music, a growing collection of original audio productions combining storytelling and music, designed exclusively for Audible listeners.

For more information on this title, please visit Audible.com/morethanavote.

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