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Mo’Nique files discrimination suit against Netflix

Mo’Nique files discrimination suit against Netflix

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique has filed suit against streaming giant Netflix, alleging that they discriminated against her as a black woman. The suit, obtained by CNN, states that Netflix offered the star $500,000 to appear in a one-hour comedy special, while signing multi-million dollar deals with other comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle,…MORE

Inside the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ selection

Inside the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ selection

Hidden servers, hushed closed-door meetings and a covert photo shoot — all part of the deeply secretive selection of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” CNN spoke with People Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford to learn how the always buzzy — and occasionally controversial — issue gets made. Mel Gibson was the magazine’s first “Sexiest Man Alive” in…MORE

Dwayne Johnson announces release date for ‘Black Adam’ superhero film

Dwayne Johnson announces release date for ‘Black Adam’ superhero film

Can you smell what Dwayne Johnson is cooking for 2021? It’s a “Black Adam” standalone film. Johnson took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the release date for his forthcoming DC superhero film will be December 22, 2021. In his note, Johnson said he always dreamed about being a superhero while growing up, and, in…MORE

Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves share a sweet CMA Awards duet

Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves share a sweet CMA Awards duet

Willie Nelson took the CMA Awards stage for the first time since 2012, joining fellow country star Kacey Musgraves for a rendition of “Rainbow Connection,” the song made famous by Kermit the Frog. Musgraves and Nelson had previously collaborated on Musgraves’ 2015 album, “Pageant Material” and her holiday record, “A Very Kacey Christmas.” At one…MORE

Disney+ warns viewers that old movies may have ‘outdated cultural depictions’

Disney+ warns viewers that old movies may have ‘outdated cultural depictions’

Viewers who signed up to stream Disney+ were greeted with disclaimers about racist and offensive content in some older movies. “Dumbo,” for example, had this statement at the bottom of the movie’s description: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” The original “Dumbo” notoriously featured a character named Jim…MORE

Carrie Underwood fans are not happy with the CMAs

Carrie Underwood fans are not happy with the CMAs

Wednesday night’s 53rd annual Country Music Association Awards was supposed to be about honoring the legendary women of the genre, but in the end one award resulted in what some viewed as the opposite of that. Garth Brooks took home the prestigious Entertainer of the Year award that more than a few wanted to see…MORE

‘The Report’ presents a heavy-handed look at the CIA torture program

‘The Report’ presents a heavy-handed look at the CIA torture program

“The Report” tackles a serious topic — the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the heroic attempt to make those practices public — and turns it into a rather heavy-handed movie, one that nearly buckles under the weight of its own self-importance. Adam Driver leads the cast, in an Amazon release…MORE

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ uses star power to click on all cylinders

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ uses star power to click on all cylinders

With a great cast, fascinating story and old-school studio vibe, “Ford v. Ferrari” nearly clicks on all cylinders. Length-wise, the movie takes a few laps too many, with a (perhaps unavoidable) overabundance of racing scenes. Beyond that, it’s a wonderfully polished product, proving that Hollywood can still make ’em like they used to. Matt Damon…MORE

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