#OscarsBlackAF: Will Packer’s 94th Academy Awards Broadcast Delivers
Ariana DeBose kicked off the ceremony with a Best Supporting Actress win for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. DeBose thanked Rita Moreno for opening the doors for other “Anitas like her and referred to herself as an openly Queer Afro-Latina, of which she is the first to win an Academy Award. Miranda, who was scheduled to appear, had to pull out of the broadcast after his wife tested positive for Covid-19. Upon winning the Best Actor award, Smith wept as he spoke of protecting his family of actors and producers as well as his wife. With his win, Smith becomes the fifth Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar in the history of the Academy Awards.thewestsidegazette.com
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
Samuel L. Jackson on the 12-year quest to get his new TV series made
Preview: In an interview to be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" March 6, the Oscar-nominated star of the Marvel and "Star Wars" franchises talks about hurdles he faced to produce the miniseries "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," based on the Walter Mosley novel.cbsnews.com
‘He was Comfortable Doing It’: Samuel L. Jackson Slams Joe Rogan’s Use of the N-Word and Explains Why Leo DiCaprio Got a Pass In ‘D’Jango Unchained’
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, a man known for saying an expletive or two, has weighed in on the Joe Rogan controversy. Recently, the white shock […]news.yahoo.com
‘A Special Place In Their Hearts’: Samuel L. Jackson and Wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson Make Largest Alumni Donation to Help Renovate Spelman College’s Performing Arts Building
Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson are helping a long-talked-about project come to fruition at Spelman College. For years leaders of the […]news.yahoo.com
Popcorn With Zenger: ‘The Protégé’ Raises The Bar For Femme Fatale Movies
Under the direction of Martin Campbell, a man who is also overqualified in being at the helm of action films, you have a film that sets a new standard in the femme fatale genre. Thirty years later and that girl has become a master assassin named Anna (Maggie Q). Samuel L. Jackson plays a contract killer who raised Maggie Q’s Anna character. (Lionsgate)Weak Spots: At this point of his career, Samuel L. Jackson is just Samuel L. Jackson. See or Skip: “The Protégé” isn’t a fresh new idea, but it is an extremely entertaining and downright fun action-thriller film.thewestsidegazette.com
In 'Ma Rainey,' channeling the blues of August Wilson
Following “Fences” and “Ma Rainey,” he intends to continue adapting Wilson’s famed American Century Cycle, a 10-play series spanning each decade of the 20th century. All of Wilson's plays hum with the sorrowful beauty of the blues but “Ma Rainey" is soaked through. On a sweaty, summer day, a band has gathered at a white-owned recording studio to cut a new record with Ma Rainey (Davis), the pioneering “Mother of the Blues,” and an unapologetically liberated woman from the South. It’s Cutler and Slow Drag and Ma Rainey talking," says Wolfe. For Davis, Ma isn't a character she wants to let go of, or stop admiring.
Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February
NEW YORK – We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale of “Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children." Penguin Young Readers announced Tuesday that “The Desolations of Devil's Acre” will come out Feb. 23, again featuring young Jacob Portman and the pipe-smoking headmistress Alma LeFay Peregrine. “'The Desolations of Devil’s Acre' was many years in the making,” Riggs said in a statement about his sixth Peregrine novel. “I spent a decade in this world, building and tending to these characters, and it’s a bittersweet thing to finally bid them goodbye. The first book, “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” was adapted by director Tim Burton into a 2016 feature film starring Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson and Asa Butterfield, among others.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
Alexa can now respond in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson here's how to set it up
You can now hear the voice of Samuel L. Jackson respond to some of your questions when you talk to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. It's a feature that was announced during Amazon's big hardware event back in September, but it just rolled out this week. It's pretty easy to set up, but you have to pay $1 to get started, and it doesn't completely replace Alexa's voice with Samuel L. Jackson's for everything. Instead, it just allows you to ask Alexa to "ask Sam Jackson" for something, like the weather, or to tell a joke. But Amazon often experiments with new ideas, then doubles down if they're successful, so celebrity voices could someday help Amazon make a few extra bucks from Alexa.cnbc.com
Blerd Binder: Racebending in live action adaptions
Its worth noting that Kitt was one of the most recognizable actors to appear in the role during the shows run. However, after more than 10 years of playing the character, Nick Fury has become indelibly associated with Mr. Jackson. I am talking about in cases of White Washing, where instead of replacing a white character with a minority actor, a minority character is played by a white actor. Nearly all of the animes/cartoons superb characters heavily based in Asian culture were replaced with White actors that did not represent those original characters in characteristics, appearance, or even name. We now live in an age where superhero Films and TV shows are released in droves.thewestsidegazette.com
Your Amazon Alexa can sound just like Samuel L. Jackson
(CNN) - Alexa is about to get real Samuel L. Jackson. Amazon will introduce Jackson as the first celebrity voice for its Alexa virtual assistant later this year, the company said Wednesday. Here are a few fun requests Amazon suggests you try after setting up Jackson's voice on your Echo:"Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson where he is from." "Alexa, ask Sam to wake me up at 7 a.m.""Alexa, ask Sam Jackson to sing happy birthday." They can just head over to the settings menu of the Alexa app to select between clean and explicit content.
Here's everything Amazon just announced
Amazon announced more than a dozen new Alexa-enabled products at its annual hardware event in Seattle on Wednesday. Amazon hardware chief Dave Limp stands next to a photo of new hardware products the company unveiled in an event in Seattle on Sept. 25, 2019. To bring Alexa mobile outside the home, Amazon announced a competitor to Apple's AirPods called the Echo Buds. The Amazon Echo Flex, plugs into any outlet, allowing Echo functionality almost anywhere. Amazon also announced two new updates to Alexa Hunches, which makes suggestions based on your daily behavior.cnbc.com
Movie prop auction offers axe from 'The Shining'
In this 2006 photo, a woman looks at a display from the movie "The Shining" at an exhibition of items from 13 movies of director Stanley Kubrick in Ghent, Belgium. Jack Nicholson's axe from "The Shining," Russell Crowe's armor from "Gladiator" and a lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson in "Star Wars" are among 900 items going under the hammer next month in a massive auction of movie props. A Tantive IV Stormtrooper helmet from "Star Wars: A New Hope" is among the headline items, with an estimated sale price of between 120,000 and 180,000 ($145,000 and $218,000). The sale is the sixth annual London auction put on by movie-themed auction house Prop Store, set to be held over two days on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Last year's headline item was Han Solo's jacket, worn by Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back," but the outfit failed to sell after bidding stalled.
Rare Earth Elements, Jerry and Marge Selbee, Samuel L. Jackson
Rare Earth Elements, Jerry and Marge Selbee, Samuel L. Jackson Rare metals used in most tech products could be cut off from U.S. by trade war with China; then, how a retired couple won millions using a lottery loophole; and, Samuel L. Jackson: A long, vigorous career still in full stridecbsnews.com
Pegasus, All Bets Are On, Samuel L. Jackson
Pegasus, All Bets Are On, Samuel L. Jackson The CEO of Israeli spyware-maker NSO on fighting terror, Khashoggi murder, and Saudi Arabia; then, will legalized sports betting curtail corruption or encourage it? ; and, Samuel L. Jackson: A long, vigorous career still in full stridecbsnews.com
Samuel L. Jackson proves he's one of us at Celebrity Ryder Cup
Samuel L. Jackson has made plenty of people laugh throughout his acting career, but he also made people crack up for a different reason Tuesday. Competing in the "Celebrity Ryder Cup," Jackson stood on the first tee and did what so many average golfers do on a daily basis: Duff one in embarrassing fashion. Fortunately for Jackson, the day turned out to have a happy ending for him and the rest of his American teammates. Who knows what will happen when the actual Ryder Cup tees off Friday, but the USA already scored one victory over Europe at a surrounding event Tuesday. On the same Le Golf National course that will be the site of this weekend’s Ryder Cup, the “Celebrity Ryder Cup” was held, with 10 celebrities from America and 10 from Europe competing for bragging rights.