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Jesse Williams On Shooting of Ferguson Teenager Michael Brown

http://youtu.be/RDU8Bk9jc-s Jesse Williams talks to CNN about the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri on Sunday. Here are a few excerpts from his on the situation: "I think we have to talk about the narrative and make sure we’re starting at the beginning. You will find that people doing the oppressing often want to start the narrative at a convenient point,” Williams said. “This started with a kid getting shot and killed and left in the street for four hours. I’ve never seen a white body left in the heat for four hours in the sweltering heat. “I know plenty of white kids that steal stuff from convenience stores,” Williams continued in response to allegations that Brown stole cigars moments before his murder by law enforcement. “There is this idea that every time a black person does something they automatically become a thug worthy of their own death.” “The rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period,” the actor said. “That needs to be discussed. That is the story.”
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GIMME FIVE: Reasons We Already Love “Cabin In The Woods”

Ok so, the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" hasn't been released yet, and we weren't even the lucky ones that saw it at South by Southwest, but we just know that we're gonna love it. Here are our top 5 reasons: 1. Blue-eyed beauty Jesse Williams! We went ga ga for him in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and stalked him at the NYC launch of Lucky Strike. He can lure us into a cabin in the woods, anytime.               2. Sexy Brian White : We've followed him since his early days on the "Moesha" show to his most recent series "Men of a Certain Age." Let's just hope they don't kill him off early in the film.             3. Aussie stud Chris Hemsworth : Who doesn't love Thor...in the woods?             4. Screenwriter Joss Whedon : He also wrote "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel." Need we say more?             5. Wired magazine describes the film as an R-rated metanarrative comedy about the science of horror movies. A little geeky sounding, but intriguing. "Cabin" opens in theaters on April 13.
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Magic Johnson’s “Announcement’

It's been over 20 years since Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive and changed the face of AIDS. "Because of the HIV virus I have attained," he said. "I will have to retire from the Lakers." But he didn't retire from life, as he became a successful businessman, a television host, an advocate and a grandfather. Magic and his wife Cookie talk about how difficult that day was and the events that led up to it in the documentary "The Announcement", directed by Nelson George. "It's not so much what people said about him, it's how he felt and what people did to him," George said. "Be it people dis-inviting him to their restaurant or dealing with how [the drug] AZT affected his body. It's an inside-out view as opposed to the things you might have heard discussed on talk radio." The Announcement airs on ESPN tonight at 9pm.  
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WATCH THIS: ROSA & The UltraTight’s “Move Higher” video

Blindie loves this stylistic film noir video featuring the band Rosa & The UltraTights! Shot and edited by New York producer Etop Segaffi, "Move Higher" is reminiscent of the 2005 film Sin City with it's use of artful black and white backgrounds. The lead singer Rosa Godmunsdottir hails from Iceland with Thai roots and delivers an edgy rocker girl attitude that gives this video bite.
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Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Dream Cast: Halle and Denzel

Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography "Aretha: From These roots," and it's nothing short of award-winning! In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he's been in - to play Smokey Robinson. Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!
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Video Virus: Old Spice Brings New Fame to Isaiah Mustafa

The latest Old Spice commercial featuring a very cute, deep-voiced, ex-football player, tickets to that thing you love, a beach, and a horse is an internet sensation. While the grandfather-reminiscent, musky-scented bodywash probably won't make your man appear manlier, it is amassing over 3 million hits on Youtube, and launching the actor Isaiah Mustafa into the pop culture lexicon. The Early Show on CBS even got in on the viral video action and had the first sit-down with the actor.
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Jesse Williams On Shooting of Ferguson Teenager Michael Brown

http://youtu.be/RDU8Bk9jc-s Jesse Williams talks to CNN about the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri on Sunday. Here are a few excerpts from his on the situation: "I think we have to talk about the narrative and make sure we’re starting at the beginning. You will find that people doing the oppressing often want to start the narrative at a convenient point,” Williams said. “This started with a kid getting shot and killed and left in the street for four hours. I’ve never seen a white body left in the heat for four hours in the sweltering heat. “I know plenty of white kids that steal stuff from convenience stores,” Williams continued in response to allegations that Brown stole cigars moments before his murder by law enforcement. “There is this idea that every time a black person does something they automatically become a thug worthy of their own death.” “The rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period,” the actor said. “That needs to be discussed. That is the story.”
Read More

GIMME FIVE: Reasons We Already Love “Cabin In The Woods”

Ok so, the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" hasn't been released yet, and we weren't even the lucky ones that saw it at South by Southwest, but we just know that we're gonna love it. Here are our top 5 reasons: 1. Blue-eyed beauty Jesse Williams! We went ga ga for him in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and stalked him at the NYC launch of Lucky Strike. He can lure us into a cabin in the woods, anytime.               2. Sexy Brian White : We've followed him since his early days on the "Moesha" show to his most recent series "Men of a Certain Age." Let's just hope they don't kill him off early in the film.             3. Aussie stud Chris Hemsworth : Who doesn't love Thor...in the woods?             4. Screenwriter Joss Whedon : He also wrote "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel." Need we say more?             5. Wired magazine describes the film as an R-rated metanarrative comedy about the science of horror movies. A little geeky sounding, but intriguing. "Cabin" opens in theaters on April 13.
Read More

Magic Johnson’s “Announcement’

It's been over 20 years since Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive and changed the face of AIDS. "Because of the HIV virus I have attained," he said. "I will have to retire from the Lakers." But he didn't retire from life, as he became a successful businessman, a television host, an advocate and a grandfather. Magic and his wife Cookie talk about how difficult that day was and the events that led up to it in the documentary "The Announcement", directed by Nelson George. "It's not so much what people said about him, it's how he felt and what people did to him," George said. "Be it people dis-inviting him to their restaurant or dealing with how [the drug] AZT affected his body. It's an inside-out view as opposed to the things you might have heard discussed on talk radio." The Announcement airs on ESPN tonight at 9pm.  
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WATCH THIS: ROSA & The UltraTight’s “Move Higher” video

Blindie loves this stylistic film noir video featuring the band Rosa & The UltraTights! Shot and edited by New York producer Etop Segaffi, "Move Higher" is reminiscent of the 2005 film Sin City with it's use of artful black and white backgrounds. The lead singer Rosa Godmunsdottir hails from Iceland with Thai roots and delivers an edgy rocker girl attitude that gives this video bite.
Read More

Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Dream Cast: Halle and Denzel

Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography "Aretha: From These roots," and it's nothing short of award-winning! In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he's been in - to play Smokey Robinson. Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!
Read More

Video Virus: Old Spice Brings New Fame to Isaiah Mustafa

The latest Old Spice commercial featuring a very cute, deep-voiced, ex-football player, tickets to that thing you love, a beach, and a horse is an internet sensation. While the grandfather-reminiscent, musky-scented bodywash probably won't make your man appear manlier, it is amassing over 3 million hits on Youtube, and launching the actor Isaiah Mustafa into the pop culture lexicon. The Early Show on CBS even got in on the viral video action and had the first sit-down with the actor.
Read More