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Whoopi Goldberg Stars in New Trailer for TV Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ [WATCH]

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*The official trailer for the CBS All Access adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” has dropped based on the 1978 book about a global pandemic.

The new trailer features Whoopi Goldberg as the 108-year-old Mother Abagail, Alexander Skarsgård as the Dark Man; and James Marsden as Stu Redman.

The series will premiere Dec. 17, with episodes streaming weekly for CBS All Access, subscribers.

Here’s a full breakdown of the plot via THR:

The Stand is set in a world decimated by plague and locked in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors whose worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

King’s also rewriting the ending of the story.

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According to CBS All Access, the beloved author “will write the last chapter of the series, providing a new coda that won’t be found in the book.”

“During the two years we spent making The Stand, we all felt the responsibility of adapting what may be the most beloved work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, but none of us could have imagined that Stephen King’s 40-year-old masterpiece about a global pandemic would come to be so eerily relevant,” said Benjamin Cavell, showrunner and executive producer, in a statement. “We’re honored to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We’re so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” King said in a statement. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

Singer Marilyn Manson revealed to Revolver that he’ll be acting in the series, in addition to contributing music with a cover of The Doors’ classic track “The End,” per TV Guide.

Check out King speaking with Goldberg on “The View” when she announced her role on “The Stand” — watch below:

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Sasha Obama Lip Syncs Explicit Song with Friends in Viral TikTok Video

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*Sasha Obama appears in a new TikTok video alongside six friends, who are all singing and dancing to Popp Hunna’s song Adderall (Corvette Corvette).

The clip was deleted shortly after being posted, but not before it was downloaded  by many users. Catch it while can via the clip above.

Many people praised the daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama for living her best life.

“Our Sasha Obama looks happy, has a group of normal-looking friends, and is simply. We’re good over here,” one person wrote.

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Author/activist Ariaa Jaeger noted that Sasha was “doing the lord’s work teaching teaching white kids rhythm.”

The video has racked up millions of views on social media, with many users slamming Sasha and her friends for not wearing masks and socially-distancing in the video. It’s not known when it was recorded. 

Sasha recently went viral after appearing in another TikTok video showing her lip-syncing the N-word. The video was later removed and the account was deleted.

It appears the former first daughter nor her older sister Malia have accounts on platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. Only their famous parents have verified social media accounts.

A Twitter user wrote: “I well up with pride when I see Sasha Obama’s TikToks. I hope that her parents feel the same. She is glowing.”

Another added “this is legit the most white people I seen Sasha Obama around outside of WH events.”

A third posted, “Sasha “looks happy, “has a group of normal looking friends, and is simply beautiful. We’re good over here.”

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Ianthe Jones: Producer of ‘STEVE on Watch’ Talks Joy of Working with Harvey / EUR Exclusive (Watch)

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*From “Dr. Phil” to BET and more, Ianthe (I-Ann-Thee) Jones is a seasoned producer as far as reality/talk shows are concerned.

She has now taken her talents to an OG King of Comedy to produce the hit internet show on Facebook Watch, “STEVE on Watch!” hosted by Steve Harvey.

EUR Correspondent Briana Wright had the chance to talk to her about how she has adapted to this new form of reality TV that is very much virtual and what fans can expect from “STEVE on Watch!”

Ianthe describes how she went from casting to producing reality television.

“I fell in love with storytelling. It wasn’t so much the booking of the person; it was the story that came with the person.”

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Jones then went on to work at the “Dr. Phil” show for 10 years, which provided her with enough experience to move on to produce reality shows featuring guests such as Queen Latifah, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and more!

Now, she is working as the executive producer and showrunner for “STEVE on Watch!” which she describes as “real life stories from real people.” She says their goal is to give a voice to people who wouldn’t normally be heard, not only because it’s relatable, but because of Steve’s eagerness to help.

“The man has a big heart. He is extremely generous…and it’s like he hears something about someone and then he automatically wants to help,” says Ianthe about Steve.

She says this contributes a lot to the intention of the show among other things like highlighting issues in Black community.

Check out their Facebook page, facebook.com/SteveHarveytv for the latest of “STEVE on Watch!”

 

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‘Bridezillas’ Exclusive Clip – Veronica Hates Her Dress Days Before Her Wedding [WATCH]

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*WE tv’s “Bridezillas” returns this week with an all-new episode that finds Veronica not happy with her dress days before her wedding.

In our exclusive clip above, the bride-to-be opts for an entirely new wedding dress days before her wedding because her custom made gown makes her look “like a sausage,” she says.

“I look pregnant. I might as well be modeling maternity,” she adds. 

Will Veronica be able to get a dress she actually likes in time?

Watch her full meltdown via our exclusive clip above. 

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Elsewhere in the episode, Roshonda’s choice between her parents pushes everyone away, leading to the ultimate wedding meltdown. As Veronica plans per wedding, her groom has life altering news. Will their big day come to a halt?

Watch “Bridezillas” Thursdays at 10/9c.

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Bridezillas bust budgets, battle bridesmaids & risk all in the epic slay for their perfect day. From party fouls to busted budgets, these strong, sassy brides will stop at nothing to have the wedding of their dreams! Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award winner. Loni Love is the new voice of its signature series.

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