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Ava DuVernay Set To Direct New Netflix Documentary On Nipsey Hussle

Netflix has announced that Ava DuVernay — known for her work on the Emmy-winning When They See Us, A Wrinkle in Time and Selma — has been tapped to direct and produce a feature-length documentary on the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The documentary will be a co-production between DuVernay’s company Array Now and Nipsey’s Marathon Films. According to multiple reports, Nipsey’s estate reached out to DuVernay to direct the film.... [Read Full Story]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Daughter Simone Joining The WWE

Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia, has begun training to become a professional wrestler with WWE. She’ll thus be following in the footsteps of her father, her grandfather Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, and her great-grandfather Peter Maivia. When she completes training, Simone Johnson will become the first-ever fourth-generation wrestler in WWE history.... [Read Full Story]

Greta Thunberg Gets TV Series From BBC Studios

17-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is getting a series from BBC Studios’ Science Unit. Viewers will follow her global journey across the globe to map out the scientific evidence behind climate change, meet with leading scientists, and challenge just about everyone, including political leaders and business tycoons, to change.... [Read Full Story]

92nd Annual Academy Awards: The Full LIst Of Winners

The 92nd Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and “Parasite” took home the top prize for Best Picture.  It is the first non-English language film to win the best picture award in Oscars history, beating strong competition from “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” for the best picture win. “Parasite” won the award for best international feature, best director and best original screenplay. It is South Korea’s first nominated film.... [Read Full Story]

Showtime Cancels ‘Ray Donovan’ After Seven Seasons

Showtime has canceled the long-running crime drama Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber, which recently concluded its seventh season.  The network said in a statement, “after seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime. We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander, and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work.”... [Read Full Story]

“The Crown” Ending With Season 5 As Imelda Staunton Takes Over Role Of Queen Elizabeth

British actress Imelda Staunton will play an older Queen Elizabeth in the final season of “The Crown,” the show’s creator said. The Netflix series about the British royal family will end after five seasons rather than the six seasons originally planned. Executive producer Peter Morgan said, “At the outset I had imagined ‘The Crown’ running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop.”... [Read Full Story]

Selena Gomez Alleges Emotional Abuse During Past Relationship With Justin Bieber

During an interview with NPR, 27-year-old Selena Gomez spoke out about the emotional “abuse” she experienced during her on-again, off-again relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.  Gomez talked about growing and moving on from the pain she felt when her romance with Bieber ended in March 2018 saying: “I’ve found the strength in it. It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I’m not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse.”... [Read Full Story]