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Britney Spears Heads Back to Las Vegas Residency After Mass Shootings: ‘We’ll Get Through This Together’

Britney Spears Heads Back to Las Vegas Residency After Mass Shootings: ‘We’ll Get Through This Together’
Britney Spears‘ is heading back to the stage and her adopted city after the weekend’s tragedy.

The singer, 35, shared a photo of herself from her Las Vegas residency on Instagram Thursday, writing in the caption, “We’ll get through this together ❤️ See you Wednesday #VegasStrong.”

Spears isn’t the only artist returning to her shows after a mass shooting left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Céline Dion made her return on Tuesday evening at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace with a touching tribute.

“I hope that you’re doing okay … Before we start the show,
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Tearful Céline Dion Dedicates Las Vegas Show to Shooting Victims and Donates All Proceeds: 'Tonight Is Very Different'

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Tearful Céline Dion Dedicates Las Vegas Show to Shooting Victims and Donates All Proceeds: 'Tonight Is Very Different'
Céline Dion is paying her respects to the victims and families of Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead and 527 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival injured.

“The Power of Love” singer returned to the stage of her Vegas residency at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace on Tuesday evening with a touching tribute.

“I hope that you’re doing okay … Before we start the show, I need to talk to you for a moment,” a tearful Dion told the crowd. “I never start the show like this but tonight is very different. On Sunday we lost too many beautiful,
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Las Vegas Shows Hit the Stage After Mass Shooting

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Las Vegas will start to crank back up to normal as many of its most popular shows are ready to return to the stage ... but not all. The Blue Man Group, Penn & Teller, David Copperfield, Wayne Newton, Eddie Griffin, Piff the Magic Dragon and Chippendales will all return to action Tuesday night after canceling performances Monday in the wake of the massacre. Celine Dion's show at Caesar's Palace will also go on. Jennifer Lopez,
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Netflix to Bring Back ‘Def Comedy Jam’ for 25th Anniversary

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Netflix to Bring Back ‘Def Comedy Jam’ for 25th Anniversary
Netflix is bringing back “Def Comedy Jam” for its 25th anniversary, the streaming service announced Thursday. The teaser introduces a number of big names that’ll be appearing, including Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Jb Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams. Netflix added that due to the big celebration, there will also be surprise guests, tributes and performances. Also Read: Jon Stewart Returns to HBO for First Stand-Up Special in 21 Years Stan Lathan,
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Netflix to Celebrate ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary With New Special — Watch the Trailer

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Netflix to Celebrate ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary With New Special — Watch the Trailer
Even though HBO and Russell Simmons are back in business with a new comedy series, Simmons will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his old HBO show, “Def Comedy Jam,” at rival Netflix instead.

Netflix announced Thursday that it would premiere “Def Comedy Jam 25” this fall. Performers include Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Jb Smoove, Sommore and Joe Torry.

Russell SimmonsDef Comedy Jam” aired on HBO from 1992 to 1997 and briefly returned in 2006. The show helped turn some of the stand-ups mentioned above into stars. Simmons, Stan Lathan, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins are executive producers of “Def Comedy Jam 25.”

Netflix has been aggressive in the comedy space, aggressively acquiring an entire docket of stand-up specials.

Here’s a teaser trailer for the special:

The return of “Def Comedy Jam,
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Atl Hawks Sued for Allegedly Treating Black Stars Like Criminals

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Drake, Kanye West, Migos and Tyler Perry got put through the ringer before being allowed to perform at Philips Arena in Atl ... while Amy Schumer and Bon Jovi got the VIP treatment. And why?? Blackness ... allegedly. A former Atlanta Hawks security manager -- who also ran event security at Philips Arena -- is suing the team claiming he was wrongly fired after pointing out a system of discrimination against black celebs at the arena, which
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Poster and trailer for crime caper All About the Money

Ahead of its release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming action crime comedy All About the Money. Directed by Blake Freeman, the film stars Eddie Griffin, Blake Freeman, Casper Van Dien, Danny Trejo, Jon Gries, Mindy Robinson, and Lin Shaye; check them out below…

Two “down on their luck” buddies are convinced by a third to take a vacation to Columbia. Only after landing in the third world country do they realize that they are there to attempt to capture the United States’ most wanted criminal. With no military training, the friends ensue on an insane and action-packed adventure as they try to track down the criminal to claim the $25 million bounty on his head.

All About the Money is set for release on June 2nd.
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Official Trailer for Ensemble Crime Comedy Film 'All About the Money'

"He told me we were going on vacation. I didn't know we was gunna be doing Rambo s&*t." Ugh, this looks so bad. Gravitas Ventures has debuted the official trailer for a crime comedy titled All About the Money, featuring an eclectic cast of actors. The wacky plot involves two "down on their luck" friends who are convinced by another friend to go on a vacation. Only after landing in Colombia do they realize that they are there to attempt to capture America's most wanted criminal - with no military training. The film stars Eddie Griffin, Blake Freeman, Casper Van Dien, Jon Gries, Mindy Robinson, Lin Shaye, as well as Danny Trejo. This looks like another movie right out of the 90s - totally ridiculous plot, ridiculous characters, lots of guns, absurd action. What more could you ask for? Oh right, some genuine humor maybe. Here's the official trailer
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Charlie Murphy's Life Celebrated by Famous Comedians (Photos)

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Charlie Murphy was laid to rest in NYC and his memorial service looked like a comedy hall of fame. Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, Donnell Rawlings and Neal Brennan all gathered to honor Charlie.  Donnell and Neal worked closely with Charlie on "Chappelle's Show" and there were many callbacks to his hysterical work on the Comedy Central classic. For instance, Eddie Griffin captioned a pic from the service, "Darkness
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Charlie Murphy Laid to Rest; Dave Chappelle, George Lopez Among Attendees

Charlie Murphy was laid to rest on Wednesday, according to multiple social media posts from stars and family who attended the funeral service for the late comedian.

Dave Chappelle, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, Donnell Rawlings and Cedric the Entertainer were among the friends and colleagues paying their final respects.

"Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy," Griffin wrote in a Twitter post with a picture of himself and others at the service.

The comedian, actor and older brother of Eddie Murphy died April 12 at the age of 57.

The late Murphy worked as a security guard for his...
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Charlie Murphy Laid to Rest: Comedians Pay Their Respects

Charlie Murphy Laid to Rest: Comedians Pay Their Respects
Charlie Murphy‘s family and friends gathered in New Jersey on Wednesday evening to celebrate the late comedian’s life.

Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and more paid their respects, one week after Murphy passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukemia.

“Tonite we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy,” Cedric captioned a group photo that also included Neal Brennan, Eddie Griffin, Affion Crockett, Donnell Rawlings and D.L. Hughley.

“We love you charlie Rip keep doing it big,” Rawlings captioned a different photo of the friends.
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Charlie Murphy’s Final Tweet Will Make You Teary-Eyed

Charlie Murphy’s Final Tweet Will Make You Teary-Eyed
This story originally appeared on Essence.com.

As the world mourns and reflects on the life of Charlie Murphy, his last tweet offers a glimpse into life of the late comedian.

Murphy died after a battle with leukemia in New York City Wednesday. The actor, also the brother of Eddie Murphy, was a faithful tweeter. While it’s unclear if Murphy personally tweeted from his own phone, his account regularly sent out a tweet every morning and night. And in his last message to the world, Murphy appeared to be reflecting on the past.

One to Sleep On: Release the
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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Battle With Leukemia

Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Battle With Leukemia
Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy's older brother and a staple on Chappelle's Show, has died, Et can confirm.

A manager for Murphy tells Et that the comedian died Wednesday morning at New York Presbyterian Hospital from leukemia. His death was unexpected.

Murphy was 57 years old.

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On Wednesday, the Murphy family sent out a statement, thanking fans for their support.

"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the statement reads. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won't be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us."

The late comedian's last tweet was on Wednesday morning, inspiring his fans to work hard.

Murphy recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, [link
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Charlie Murphy, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Comedian, Dies at 57

Charlie Murphy, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Comedian, Dies at 57
Comedian Charlie Murphy has died. According to TMZ, Eddie Murphy’s younger brother passed away this morning from leukemia. He was 57.

The sad news was announced by Charlie’s manager, who told TMZ the comedian past away in a New York City hospital. He had been undergoing chemotherapy.

Murphy, who had made a name for himself in the stand-up industry, co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show.” He also co-wrote his brother’s films “Vampire in Brooklyn” (1995) and “Norbit” (2007).

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He made his feature film debut in the 1989 comedy “Harlem Nights,” alongside the elder Murphy. He then went on to appearing in films such as “CB4,” “The Perfect Holiday” and “Night at the Museum.” He also co-starred in TV series like “Are We There Yet?” “Black Jesus,” “The Boondocks” and “Meet the Blacks.”

Recently he headlined “The Comedy Get Down” tour alongside George Lopez,
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Charlie Murphy, Comedian and 'Chappelle's Show' Star, Dead at 57

Charlie Murphy, Comedian and 'Chappelle's Show' Star, Dead at 57
Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle's Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy's publicist confirmed the comedian's death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.

"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said in a statement. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed.
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Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s Brother, Dies at 57 After Leukemia Battle: Report

Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s Brother, Dies at 57 After Leukemia Battle: Report
Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy‘s older brother, has died, reports TMZ.

According to the outlet, Charlie died in a New York City hospital. His manager reportedly said he had been battling leukemia and going through chemotherapy treatment.

Charlie served in the United States Navy for six years before starting his career as a comedian. He made his feature film debut alongside brother Eddie in 1989’s Harlem Nights, then went on to appear in CB4 and Night at the Museum in 2006.

Charlie rose to fame as a recurring performer on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show from 2003-4, where he was
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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Leukemia Battle

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Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.  We're told the family would call him frequently, and he'd even joke they were calling too much. Charlie famously co-starred
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‘Girls Trip’ Trailer: Four Lifelong Friends Make a Pilgrimage to the Essence Music Festival

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‘Girls Trip’ Trailer: Four Lifelong Friends Make a Pilgrimage to the Essence Music Festival
Since 1994, New Orleans has hosted the Essence Music Festival, the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States, featuring prominent artists and entertainers every year. The new film “Girls Trip” prominently features the Essence Festival as a destination spot and a symbol of unity. The film follows four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans to explore their respective wild sides and also rekindle their friendships. It stars Queen Latifah (“Chicago”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Magic Mike Xxl”), Regina Hall (“Scary Movie”) and Tiffany Haddish (“Keanu”). Watch a sneak peak trailer for the film below.

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The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, cousin of filmmaker Spike Lee. He previously directed the 1999 film “The Best Man” as well as its sequel “The Best Man Holiday.” He also directed the Eddie Griffin vehicle “Undercover Brother,
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Cheryl Dunye Always Knew Black Lives Mattered: ‘The Watermelon Woman’ Legacy

Cheryl Dunye Always Knew Black Lives Mattered: ‘The Watermelon Woman’ Legacy
There’s a scene in Cheryl Dunye’s groundbreaking 1996 debut, “The Watermelon Woman” in which Dunye is hassled by two police officers. Playing a fictionalized version of herself, the black lesbian endures their harassment as they mistake her for a man and call her a “crackhead.” The scene is a short one; after the cops search her, they let her go, and she doesn’t mention the encounter again. It’s a moment of head shaking, not skull cracking.

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In a recent conversation, Dunye recalled a Q&A in which a young viewer marveled at how the filmmaker could have been so prescient in trumpeting “Black Lives Matter” issues. “That was an issue then!” She laughed, not dwelling on the pain underlying her statement. “I think that speaks to the power and the double-edged nature of this moment.
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Giveaway: Canada, Win One Of Five iTunes Codes For American Hero

Eh, Canada, Nick Love’s twisted superhero flick American Hero is now available on iTunes on our side of the 49th. TwitchFilm has five download codes for five lucky Canadian readers. American Hero stars Stephen Dorff as Melvin, a reluctant hero who is far from super, has been suppressing his telekinetic powers for years with booze, drugs, and women. In the process, he has failed at practically everything, most of all as a parent to his son. After a brush with death, Melvin decides to use his powers for good and clean up the streets of New Orleans with the help of his best friend/definitely-not-a-sidekick, Lucille (Eddie Griffin). For a man who can do the impossible, it might be a fight even he can’t win. So,...

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