Lifetime Sets Movie Projects With Ronda Rousey, Janet Jackson & Serena Williams, Greenlights Supernatural Pilot, More — Deadline


Lifetime unveiled movie projects with Ronda Rousey, Janet Jackson and Serena Williams as part of its 2016-2017 development slate announced today. The network also said it has ordered a two-hour pilot, Sea Change, a supernatural drama based on the YA novel by New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman; and announced scripted projects from Holly Brix, […]

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What a Shitty Week to be an Asian American Woman in Hollywood — Discover


Keith Chow on whitewashing in Hollywood: “We need to keep calling out the industry for being complicit. We also need to give credit where due and celebrate the successes of folks like Ava DuVernay, Justin Lin, Ryan Coogler, and others who are actually trying to change the industry from within.”

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Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington dead at 52 — theGrio


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52. Washington died Wednesday of cancer, the university said. He had been coping with medical problems since a brain tumor was first diagnosed in 1995 and recently…

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Zoë Saldana Gave It A Valiant Effort, But ‘Nina’ Is Abysmal — HelloBeautiful


Source: David Redfern / Getty There’s no doubt in my mind that when Zoe Saldana signed on to do the Nina Simone biopic, her heart was filled with pure reverence for the high priestess of soul. I’m sure she thought it would be one of the greatest challenges of her life and if she could…

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Houston we have a problem: school’s out, fools out — look what these kids decided to do for fun — RareRare


At least five people have died and 1,200 have needed rescuing due to the flooding in and around Houston, Texas this week, but that didn’t stop these kids from testing the waters. ABC 13 posted video of a group of bathing-suited young dudes gathered around a drain. They decided to tie a rope to an…

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12-Year-Old Cousin of Slain Teen Hailed as a Hero by Obama Fatally Shot


“I knew he was going to pull through,” he told WATE. “It broke my heart 30 minutes later when they came out and told me my son was dead. The only thing that came to my mind was, who did this?”

Police are still gathering information and do not have any suspects at this time. They are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call Knoxville Police Department’s crime information line at (865) 215-7212.screen_shot_20160418_at_8.38.00_am.png.CROP.rtstory-large.38.00_am

 

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Lyft sued over fatal crash, 18-month settlement delay


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“Losing my son is a black hole I live with all the time,” said Donna Dinapoli, 55, a Folsom resident. “And I’m angry because it was so senseless and didn’t have to happen if the driver had been more careful.”

Lyft, despite its vaunted $1 million insurance liability policy, has not offered her compensation or even condolences, she said. “I think it’s a disgrace for a company as large as Lyft” to try to duck responsibility, Dinapoli said.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragic accident,” Lyft wrote in a statement. “Lyft’s $1 million liability policy, which includes uninsured/underinsured liability coverage, is designed to provide coverage for Lyft drivers to protect passengers and third parties.”

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