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Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on ‘SNL’ Season 46

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He’s gone from a troublemaker in a green mask to a pet detective — and now actor Jim Carrey has found his latest role for 2020: Joe Biden.

“The Mask” and “Ace Ventura” star, 58, who has been long known and beloved by audiences, was tapped by NBC to play the Democratic presidential nominee, 77, throughout Season 46 of “Saturday Night Live.”

“There was some interest on his part,” Lorne Michaels, who helms “SNL,” told Vulture. “And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well. He will give the part energy and strength . . . Hopefully it’s funny.”

The late-night show’s new season will begin on Oct. 3. It will all kick off with five consecutive new shows, but hosts and musical guests have not been announced.

“SNL” will have a limited studio audience when it returns and will also include three new featured players, Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes.


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Netflix reveals heart-wrenching images of Chadwick Boseman in his final role

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Netflix has dropped pictures of Chadwick Boseman’s last role in the streaming giant’s flick “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which premieres Dec. 18.

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson’s play of the same name, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” explores racial tensions through the lens of the real-life “Mother of Blues,” who died in 1939.

The photos, posted to Netflix’s Twitter account, show Viola Davis as Rainey, with Boseman playing Levee, her trumpeter, in 1920s Chicago. It is directed by George. C. Wolfe and produced by Denzel Washington. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman and Taylour Paige also star in it.

Boseman died of colon cancer in August at age 43. According to the New York Times, the film was shot during the summer of 2019.  “He did a brilliant job, and he’s gone,” Washington told the paper. “I still can’t believe it.”

Like many, Davis was not aware that Boseman was ill while they were filming. “I’m looking back at how tired he always seemed,” she said. “I look at his beautiful, unbelievable team that was meditating over him and massaging him, and I now realize everything they were trying to infuse in him to keep him going and working at his optimal level. And he received it.”


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Celebs rush to support Chrissy Teigen after devastating pregnancy loss

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend received a barrage of support from famous friends including Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union following the model’s heartbreaking message announcing her pregnancy loss.

On Wednesday night, Teigen, 34, revealed the news in an Instagram post days after she was hospitalized for bleeding during her pregnancy. The model and Legend, 41, had been expecting their third child, a baby boy they called Jack.

“We’re always here for you and love you guys so much,” Kardashian posted, while Union wrote, “We love you guys so much and we will be here for whatever yall need. Always.”

Channing Tatum told Teigen he is “sending so much love.”

Paris Hilton commented, “My heart breaks for you and John. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family so much love.”

On Twitter, “Top Chef” host Lakshmi replied to Legend, “So very sorry, John & Chrissy. He’s a part of you and will be with you forever.” She also responded to Teigen’s message, writing, “Sending all of my love and comfort your family’s way. Jack will be with you always.”


Kim Kardashian; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend; Gabrielle Union

Kim Kardashian; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend; Gabrielle Union

Teigen confirmed in August that she was expecting. A month later, she had been placed on full bed rest and had recently received two blood transfusions.

In her post announcing the loss, Teigen wrote alongside a series of very personal black-and-white photos from the hospital: “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”

On Sept. 28, Teigen told fans that she was about halfway into her pregnancy.


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American model-TV personality Chrissy Teigen shares the heartbreaking news of the loss of her baby

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Chrissy Teigen and her singer husband John Legend shared the unfortunate news on social media. The baby couldn’t survive complications during the pregnancy.
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American model-TV personality Chrissy Teigen and her singer husband John Legend have lost their third baby, a boy, whom they had taken to calling ‘Jack’. The couple shared this heartbreaking news on social media to inform their fans and well-wishers.

Taking to Instagram, Teigen shared a heartrending note along with a few pictures from her time in the hospital. She wrote, “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough…”

 
 
 
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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.

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Many of Teigen and Legend’s friends and social media followers expressed their sorrow over the news. One of them wrote, “Sending so much love to you and john and the kids. I wish I could take away your heartbreak”, while actress Selma Blair said, “I am so sorry angel momma. I am so sorry. This grief. This grief. It will hold you and the love will break through. I am so sorry. Your family. You. Love you. My deepest sympathies” and actress Ruby Rose commented, “Thinking of you. I’m so sorry.”

Chrissy Teigen also took to Twitter to express her disbelief over the tragic turn of events. She wrote, “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.”

This would have been Teigen and John Legend’s third child together. The couple has two kids – daughter Luna Simone Stephens and son Miles Theodore Stephens – born in 2016 and 2018 respectively.


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My public charter school is one of my greatest passions

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During a normal September, I’m obviously not covering the NBA Finals. I’m in Detroit welcoming students to a new school year at the public charter school that I founded: the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

Just an exit off the Lodge Parkway from where I grew up, the high school is one of my great passions. We converted an abandoned elementary school into JRLA and opened our doors officially in 2011 with 120 students. We graduated our first class in 2015 and now have 420 “scholars” enrolled. It’s been such a thrill to see it grow. Every September, I stand on the sidewalk and greet the kids and parents. This year, because of the pandemic, we’ve gone to a remote learning model, so there is no one to physically greet. The scholars are at home working on the school-provided laptops and home Wi-Fi.


Jalen at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

Jalen at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

The school’s four core values are family, respect, excellence and determination. I know our principal Wendie Lewis, a charter school vet, and our staff are working even harder this year to keep those values and JRLA glue in place.

Here are things that shouldn’t be political: voting and education. I went to a Detroit public school. My kids are fortunate enough to have attended private school. I’ve seen it from all sides, and it’s important for families to have a choice where they send their kids. Especially as many of the inner city kids are overlooked because unfortunately money and ZIP codes dictate so much when it comes to quality of education. JRLA has an open enrollment, and if the number of applicants goes over, we would go to an admission lottery for each grade level. We don’t admit students based on their test scores. We want scholars and families who align with our vision of success and our values.


The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy graduating class.

The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy graduating class.

When it came time to create the bones of JRLA, my co-founder, entrepreneur Michael Carter, and I wanted to create something unique in the space. So we went to a 9 to 16 model, which means we not only support our scholars while they are inside our building from grades nine to 12, but we also extend services and backing to them while they’re in college. Many top performing schools say goodbye and good luck to the kids when they leave the building. We stick by them, help get them internships, connect them with mentors and other programs. Most of these kids are first generation college students, and that kind of support helps them cross the finish line.


Jalen Rose and Chanelle Miles.

Jalen Rose and Chanelle Miles.

We have sports such as volleyball, cheerleading, cross-country and, of course, men’s and women’s basketball. When it comes to hoops, we don’t have a huge facility. It’s still a middle school gym, so we don’t play any home games. I like to joke that they are the Harlem Globetrotters, playing all their games on the road. Our kids have gone to tournaments in Las Vegas, and other basketball clinics including Chris Paul’s in North Carolina. We are constantly fund-raising to keep this a reality.

One of my favorite success stories is Chanelle Miles who was in our first graduating class, and she knows the entire journey. Two of her younger cousins have also graduated from JRLA and are now in college. After JRLA, she went to the University of Michigan on the Jalen Rose endowment, which meant she went for free. While there, she studied abroad three times, once in Lima, Peru, and also in Madrid and Seville, Spain. She even did a business program in New York City where she visited me at the ESPN studios. Now, 23, she is a behavioral technician working with autistic children.

“It’s just as much my school as it is Mr. Rose’s,” she said. When she graduated from Michigan in 2019 with a degree in psychology, five of her teachers from JRLA attended the commencement. I’m a little jealous because I didn’t even graduate from the University of Michigan (I ultimately got my degree from the University of Maryland), but I am so proud of her.


Jalen's charter school in Detroit.

Jalen’s charter school in Detroit.

Those relationships are important to me. When I’m in the halls, I like to interact with the kids, high five and dap. Some of them are shy and some are bold. They’ll say things like, “Hey, Mr. Rose, do you know my uncle? He went to school with you,” or “What do you think about the Lions this season?” And while I am not the dean of discipline, sometimes I need to do a little “nurturing” and talk to the kids.

And yes there are some perks. A few years ago, I was at the University of Michigan Midnight Madness with a few alum and introduced them to DJ Khaled, who performed. Rapper Big Sean was at our first graduation and for last year’s remote ceremony, I was able to get Jamie Foxx, Kyle Kuzma and Mike Epps to deliver speeches.

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I’m not going to lie, I sometimes cry at the graduations. I get emotional when I am out in the community and see my graduates working and contributing. It’s education. It’s not going to be 100 percent perfect. Success is measured in many different ways. But to do this in my hometown has become a calling.

Detroit native Jalen Rose is a member of the University of Michigan’s iconoclastic Fab Five, who shook up the college hoops world in the early ’90s. He played 13 seasons in the NBA, before transitioning into a media personality. Rose is an analyst for “NBA Countdown” and “Get Up,” and co-host of “Jalen & Jacoby.” He executive produced “The Fab Five” for ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, is the author of the best-selling book “Got to Give the People What They Want,” a fashion tastemaker and co-founded the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a public charter school in his hometown.


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Megan Fox blames her post-Transformers image for poor reception to Jennifer’s Body

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Actor Megan Fox says her image in the media following her role of glamorous Mikaela Banes in the Transformers franchise had a catastrophic effect on her 2009 movie Jennifer’s Body. The horror-comedy, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama, featured Fox as a demonically possessed high school girl who kills her male classmates. During her appearance on Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast, the actor referenced to her “fall-out” with the Transformers makers, saying that it had a negative impact on Jennifer’s Body.

“I was being vilified a little bit when the movie was getting ready for its release, it was that interesting juxtaposition to shooting up to extreme heights of fame right before the movie was released and then… the tearing me down was starting to happen. Then I had this immediate fallout with someone I worked in the industry. That happened right when I was on the press tour for ‘Jennifer’s Body.’ I think it all sort of exploded at once. I think people definitely viewed me as negative or having bad intentions or just being really shallow and selfish, if it could be reduced and simplified even to that,” Fox said. The actor said the film never “stood a chance” mainly because of her “image” at the time. “All these people put in a lot of hard work into making a really quality project that was panned for reasons that had nothing to do with them,¿ she said. “A lot of it was just about my image at the time and who I was in the media at the time and the backlash to that. The movie never really stood a chance,” Fox added.

The actor, who found global fame with Bay’s two “Transformers” movies, was fired from the franchise after she compared the director with German dictator Adolf Hitler. It is rumoured that veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who served as an executive producer on the franchise, was upset with Fox’s comment and had forced her to leave the series. Now after so many years, the actor is happy that “Jennifer’s Body” is regarded as a feminist piece of art and that so many girls are able to relate its core story. “I think somewhere inside of every girl they can relate to this idea of feeling like ‘My power has been taken away from me and what would I do if I got all of that power and then some back’. “I imagine that’s one of the things that they relate to: That vicarious letting lose, what’s referred to in our hippie circles as ‘the inner wild woman,’ ‘the inner wild witch’ that we all have. That is an archetype,” Fox said.

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Zac Efron to star in Stephen King’s new Firestarter adaptation

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The feature will be produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 feature, is on board as executive producer
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Actor Zac Efron is joining the reboot of horror master Stephen King’s novel Firestarter in development at Universal and Blumhouse. The 1980 book follows a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. A young Drew Barrymore starred in the title character in the 1984 film adaptation, which was directed by Mark L Lester.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keith Thomas is set to direct the new take and Scott Teems will adapt the novel this time. Thomas is not new to the horror genre as he previously teamed on the “Paranormal Activity” franchise.

The feature will be produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 feature, is on board as executive producer.

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Joey King reuniting with Netflix for Uglies

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Actor Joey King is set to star in the screen adaptation of young adult novel “Uglies” in the works at Netflix. The Emmy-nominated actor is cementing ties with the streamer after the popular rom-com “The Kissing Booth” franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McG will direct the feature based on Scott Westerfeld’s novel, which set in a dystopic world where cosmetic surgery is administered to everyone at the age of 16 to make them “pretty”. McG, whose real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, previously directed 2017 horror comedy “The Babysitter” for the digital platform.

“Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff will pen the screenplay. John Davis and Jordan Davis will produce for Davis Entertainment Company, along with Robyn Mesinger for Anonymous Content, Dan Spilo for Industry Entertainment, and McG and Mary Viola for Wonderland. King will executive produce the project, along with her mother, actor Jamie King and Westerfeld. King also has the third installment of “The Kissing Booth” up for release next year.

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‘The Kissing Booth’ star Joel Courtney marries ‘best friend’ Mia Scholink

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Then they reconnected in 2015 and started dating in 2017. “We dated for a year and we broke up for a little bit of time and then started dating again in 2019 and it moved really quickly after that,” he said.
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Teenybopper star Joel Courtney has married his longtime love Mia Scholink. Courtney, who became popular starring in “The Kissing Booth” series of films, walked down the aisle in Phoenix, amidst close friends and family.

“I am just so thrilled to be married,” Courtney told people.com. “It’s one of those things where as much planning and as much anticipation goes into the day, I’m so excited to be married to my best friend,” he added.

 
 
 
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Although their romance first began in 2017, Courtney and Scholink have known each other since they were toddlers. “My parents knew Mia’s parents before either one of us were born,” said Courtney.

“My dad did some web development work for her dad’s business, and they met through church and by the time Mia and I were born, we hung out for three or four years running around in diapers and play dates — not just us, but our siblings. There are multiple photos where all five of the Scholink kids and all four of the Courtney kids are sitting around a table eating sandwiches and we’re all under the age of 14. It was so cool,” he added.

Then they reconnected in 2015 and started dating in 2017. “We dated for a year and we broke up for a little bit of time and then started dating again in 2019 and it moved really quickly after that,” he said.

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