Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Beyonce got political at the Super Bowl: she performs Black Lives Matter rallying cry
Beyonce issued a strong political statement with her halftime show at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday with backing dancers dressed as members of armed rights group the Black Panthers. www.dailymail.co.uk  
Samuel L. Jackson on being black in Hollywood

When the actor Samuel L. Jackson moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s, Sidney Poitier welcomed him. The cops? Not so much.

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Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power Super Bowl half time show
Beyonce, 34, who had been accused of shunning her black heritage, stunned viewers by performing her new single Formation at the Super Bowl halftime show. It includes attacks on police brutality and cops’ response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
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Samuel L Jackson says he was racially profiled by police during Pulp Fiction filming
Samuel L Jackson said he was among a group of people racially profiled by police in 1993, during the shooting of Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction.
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Sylvester Stallone offered to boycott Oscar ceremony
Sylvester Stallone, a Best Supporting Actor nominee for the Rocky sequel Creed, said he spoke to the movie’s director, Ryan Coogler, who is African American, about
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Donald Trump: Maybe Obama doesn’t want to get rid of the ISIS problem
In interview with talk radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said: “It’s radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won’t
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Lena Dunham won’t be promoting Season 5 of her show Girls due to health issues
Lena Dunham, 29, wrote on Instagram: “As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health. I am
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Matt LeBlanc to star in CBS family comedy pilot with series commitment
Matt LeBlanc is looking to return to broadcast television. He will star in CBS' multi camera comedy pilot I'm Not Your Friend, which has a series commitment penalty
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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk: Donald Trump is hilarious - Until he wins
As Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk plays one of US TV’s most beloved characters. Bob said: "I always wrote risque comedy and crude comedy. I enjoy crude behavior
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Rudy Giuliani: Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show was an outrageous affront to police
Rudy Giuliani rebuked Beyoncé for her Super Bowl halftime show. “This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police
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Beyonce tribute to Black Panthers at Super Bowl: 7 facts about Black Panther Party
In the fall of 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded by left-wing militants Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Here are seven facts about the Black Panther Party:
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NBC pulls documentary on controversial surgeon Paolo Macchirini
NBC News is pulling A Leap of Faith - Meredith Vieira’s documentary on controversial surgeon Paolo Macchiarini - from its website amid news the doctor is being booted by the prestigious medical institute where he practiced.
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Denzel Washington character in film Training Day is now white in TV series
Roger Friedman: In the new tv version of Training Day, Frank Rourke is white and the “wolf, a rogue cop, and a man who lives by the law of the jungle.” His protege
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Super Bowl 50 had 111.9 million viewers: 3rd most watched program in TV history
Super Bowl 50 fell short of setting a new viewership record, with an average 111.9 million viewers watching CBS on Sunday night. It is the 3rd most watched program in TV history.
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Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, rushed to hospital after experiencing difficulty breathing
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Monday morning after she began experiencing difficulty breathing. She will reportedly undergo surgery to have her breathing tube removed.
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Oscar telecast will be most diverse ever: producer David Hill
Despite the lack of acting nominees of color - which the Academy has no control over - producer David Hill and fellow Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin have
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Bill Clinton stumping for Hillary: Sometimes - I wish that we weren't married
Bill Clinton at rally introducing his wife Hillary said: "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think. I don't mean that in a negative way. I am happy."
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Mozart In The Jungle renewd by Amazon for 3rd season
Amazn has renewed Golden Globe winning Mozart In The Jungle starring Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke and Bernadette Peters for a 3rd season. Mozart In The Jungle will continue
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Oscar nominee luncheon: class photo
Academy Award nominees attended the 35th annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Monday afternoon.
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Rosie O’Donnell: I would trade each of my teenage kids for autistic triplets
Rosie O’Donnell, the mother of five, said: “I had four teenagers when I decided to adopt a newborn baby. You might ask why. I needed to remind myself that I actually do love children, because I would trade each teen for autistic triplets. I'm just saying I would.”
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Black-ish will take on the issue of police brutality in the black community
An upcoming episode of ABC’s Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson as Dre Johnson, will take on the issue of police brutality in the black community.
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Quote of the day
John Legend


"I am hopeful that our generation will demand and achieve radical change in our lifetime. And as artists - all these wonderful artists in this room - we have always played a role in these movements. Our predecessors marched, they wrote songs, they met with political leaders, they provided financial support.”


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