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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Honoring The Life Of Ruby Dee

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Comedian and activist Dick Gregory joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to share his reflections on the legendary Ruby DeeDebbie AllenRoy S. Johnson and Spike Lee also shared their memories of Dee ,who passed away Wednesday. Martin also had an opportunity to interview Dee during the Essence Music Festival in 2011 and shared her incredible words of wisdom.

Plus, a conversation on fatherhood and Terry Crews’ fiery debate with ladies of “The View” about the importance of fathers.

All that and more in this special edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

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Idris Elba Invades Taraji P Henson’s Home In ‘No Good Deed’

Originally posted on 93.9 WKYS:

If you like to keep up on your movies, then you definitely should be on the lookout for this new fall movie, No Good Deed, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. I don’t want to spoil it, so just check out the trailer.

“No Good Deed” is set to bow Sept. 12.

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Which Model/Actress Was Selected to Play Whitney Houston?

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Who’s going to portray the legendary Whitney Houston?

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TVLine reports “America’s Next Top Model” alum-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta has been cast to play Houston in Angela Bassett‘s upcoming Lifetime biopic about Houston’s volatile relationship with Bobby Brown.

The biopic will be Bassett’s directorial debut. She released a statement on the film, “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Most recently, DaCosta starred in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”.

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RIP Juanita Moore

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Juanita Moore, Groundbreaking Actress, Dies

By Mark Memmdott

“Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s black friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died,” The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that “actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed over the years.”

The Los Angeles Times calls Moore “a pioneering African American actress.” She was “only the fifth African American ever to receive an Academy Award nomination, a rare honor in a racially divided era when actors of color seldom claimed rewarding roles.”Imitation of Life, the Times says, “is a subversive masterwork of socially conscious cinema that gained a cultish popularity in later years.”

BET’s Celebrities blog writes that:

Actress Juanita Moore in 1960. She died Wednesday at the age of 99.i

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Amanda Bynes Is Going To Be In The Hospital For At Least 1 Year

Drew Barrymore’s New(affordable) Makeup Line


Thank you Drew for not going all Hollywood and decided to cater to the common folks.

Originally posted on Your Style Journey:

Drew Barrymore is the latest celebrity to create her own makeup collection Flower which debuted this month exclusively at Wal- Mart.  Her over 180 piece collection includes eye, face, lip and nail products which are available at 1,500+ Wal-Mart locations. What is great about this collection is that it’s cruelty free(not tested on animals) and the price point is beyond amazing- nothing is over $15!  It is luxury products at mass market prices.  According to the press release the collection is “formulated with the same quality ingredients found in department store luxury brands, but sold for a fraction of the price”.

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How did Barrymore produce such high quality products at such fair prices????  Well Barrymore and team chose to skip paid advertising and rely solely on blogs, social media, word of mouth and Barrymore’s popularity to do the “advertising”,which  frees up the usual 20-30% that would fund advertising.  That money is…

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Ratings: Scandal, Big Bang Hit New Series Highs

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Ratings: Scandal Hits All Time HighsScandal resumed its sophomore run on Thursday night by hitting all-time highs, drawing 8.4 million total viewers (up 18 percent from its fall finale) and a 2.8 demo rating (up 17 percent and beating CBS’ Elementary by four tenths).

Leading into that, Grey’s Anatomy(9.2 mil/3.1) was up 12 percent and two tenths. The antepenultimate Last Resort opened ABC’s night with 5.8 mil/1.2, up 18 percent and two tenths from its previous outing.

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Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory just keeps on getting bigger, inching up 3 percent to hit series highs for a second consecutive week: 19.8 million total viewers and a 6.3 demo rating.

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Coming out of that, Two and a Half Men (14.3 mil/4.2) dipped in the demo week-to-week; Person of Interest

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@ChirlGirl : Sheryl Underwood Has Got A LOT To Talk About!

Originally posted on V 101.9 FM:

You see her on “The Talk” on CBS!  You hear her on the Steve Harvey Morning Show on WBAV and all across the country! And now, you can see her in person at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte, NC!  That’s right, SHERYL UNDERWOOD is performing in the QC, this weekend!  And let me tell you…Sheryl has got a lot of things on her mind and you can count on her to to drop that truth on you and crack you up at the same time!  Talk about a “black girl that rocks?!”  Oh, that is definitely Ms. Underwood!  We talked about politics, local and national, as well as her new book and the importance of voting!  Sheryl Underwood breaks it down for you!  She is one of the smartest, funniest and down to earth people that I have ever meet!  So, if you…

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#KarenCallsIt: Will Scandal Return To ABC?

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

Great news for Scandal fans….Kerry Washington and cast have been given the green light for season two. I’m so relieved!

ABC has been cautious with the Shonda Rhimes political soap. But in the wake of its reasonably steady performance on Thursdays this fall, Scandal is now getting an extra nine episodes and its first full season. (Scandal is averaging 8.1 million viewers and a 2.5 in adults 18-49, plus a hearty 45 percent DVR boost).

Follow the show on twitter at @ScandalABC and let Kerry how happy you are the show is returning!


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