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Erica Ash & Richard Lawson On Bet’s ‘In Contempt,’ Telling Public Defender’s Story [Video Exclusive]

 Erica Ash believes her new Bet show, In Contempt, is different from other courtroom television dramas because it tells the story of public defenders. “Most legal procedurals that you’ll see, like Law and Order and so forth, will be from the side of the prosecutor or the district attorney. This is from the […]

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Beyonce's Stepdad Richard Lawson Says Bey's Bigger Cardi B

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Richard Lawson is kinda awesome ... he busts up at the notion Cardi B is bigger than his stepdaughter. We got Beyonce's stepdad in Bev Hills Friday leaving The Palm, and he says it's no contest at Coachella ... Beyonce leaves Cardi B in the dust. Tina Knowles' hubby doubles down and says Beyonce is bigger than everyone on Earth, but does reserve the #1 spot for someone else in the Universe. But he cautions Bey had
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Star Jones Marries Fiancé Ricardo Lugo on Bahamian Cruise!

Congratulations are in order! Star Jones married her fiancé, Ricardo Lugo, on Sunday, March 25 — and we couldn't be happier for the couple. The former host of The View and Ricardo wed on a Royal Carribean cruise over the weekend in the Bahamas. According to People, the couple had 150 guests there, including Holly Robinson Peete, Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Phaedra Parks, Bill Bellamy, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Richard Lawson. Star wore a stunning Dennis Basso gown to the special event. A post shared by starjonesesq (@starjonesesq) on Mar 25, 2018 at 9:21am Pdt Before the nuptials, Star shared a photo of herself dressed in all white at her bachelorette party. "Yayyyyy. The #PrincessBride & @iampinkymichelle at our #BacheloretteParty at sea! #AnthemOfTheSeas #AnthemToLove," she wrote. The TV personality also celebrated her 56th birthday on the ship with a huge party thrown by Ricardo. Prior to the eventful weekend, she shared a video of herself looking extremely happy on social media.
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Saints & Sinners: Season Three Coming to Bounce in April

Bounce TV just got a whole lot more dramatic. Recently, the network announced season three of Saints & Sinners is coming in April.From Ty Scott, the series revolves around the drama at the Greater Hope Baptist Church in Cypress, Georgia. The cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami, and Richard Lawson.Read More…
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Beyoncé Was Honored With the Humanitarian Award At the 2018 Wearable Art Gala

Beyoncé Was Honored With the Humanitarian Award At the 2018 Wearable Art Gala
The Carter family hit the town!   Beyoncé and Jay-z had a family night out with daughter Blue Ivy Carter this past weekend. The family attended the 2018 Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles to support Beyoncé's mom Tina Knowles and husband Richard Lawson. During the event, Beyoncé and Jay-z's mom, Gloria carter, were both honored.  "There is something that feels very off about receiving this award from my mother," she joked in her acceptance speech for their Humanitarian Award. "She raised me to believe that giving was not an option, but a privilege and a responsibility." What other famous celeb outbid Blue Ivy during the event?  Watch the...
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Blue Ivy Carter Bids $19K on Art While Attending Auction With Beyoncé and Jay-z

Blue Ivy Carter Bids $19K on Art While Attending Auction With Beyoncé and Jay-z
Show them the money! Beyoncé and Jay-z's 6-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter threw up bids at an art auction on Saturday...to the tune of $19,000. The three attended the 2018 Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, organized by Bey's mom Tina Knowles and her husband Richard Lawson to raise money for a non-profit art and performance complex. Blue Ivy initially bid $17,000 for an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier. She then went higher at $19,000. After she raised her hand, Jay-z jokingly tried to stop her from continuing to bid, drawing laughs. The moment was captured on camera and went viral on social media.  "Her mother and...
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 7)

1980: Days' Tom & Alice celebrated their 50th anniversary.

1980: A train carrying Edge of Night's Draper derailed.

1983: Search for Tomorrow's Liza shot her father-in-law.

1991: The Young and the Restless' Nina shot David."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Millicent Collins (Nancy Barrett) visited Nathan Forbes and asked him to stay in Collinsport.
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Captain Marvel Writer Had a Blast Crafting a Kick-Ass Carol Danvers

Marvel Studios is currently in production on Captain Marvel, which is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019, arriving between both Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018) and Avengers 4 (May 3, 2019). While there is still much we don't know about the story of Captain Marvel, one of the writers, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, revealed in a new interview how much fun she had writing the Carol Danvers character. Here's what the writer had to say, while promoting her upcoming movie Tomb Raider.

"Carol Danvers is someone I really enjoyed writing because she just loves kicking ass. She just has the best time, and that's something, hat's off to the comics, that's how she is in the comics and they created an amazing character. She was a joy to write because she's just always having fun. Always funny. Yeah. I had a blast with her."

Production is already under way, as evidenced from photos and videos taken from the set,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Darkest Hour Blu-ray

As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Winston Churchill to decide between negotiating peace or fighting against impossible odds in Darkest Hour, which arrived on Digital February 6, 2018 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 27, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With outstanding filmmaker pedigree, Darkest Hour is directed by BAFTA Award winner Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and stars Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in his 2018 Golden Globe Award winning role. The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design.

Now you can own Darkest Hour on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 3 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a
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Gemma Chan Is Kree Scientist Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel

With filming already under way on Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated Captain Marvel, another key character has been cast, with Gemma Chan (Humans) signing on to play Minn-Erva, a Kree scientist and spy also known as Doctor Minerva. While Marvel hasn't released an official synopsis for Captain Marvel, it has been confirmed that this story will be set in the 1990s and that the iconic Kree-Skrull war from the comics will be prominently featured, along with other notable comic book characters like Mar-Vell (Jude Law). While it isn't known how Minn-Erva will be used in the story, she does have a history with Mar-Vell in the comics.

Minn-Erva was introduced in the Marvel Comics in Captain Marvel #50 (May 1977), created by Scott Edelman and Al Migrom. The character was born on Edelix on the planet of Kree-Lar, who ultimately became a geneticist working for the Kree Empire. She was an enemy to
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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Pose for Selfies During NBA All-Star Game

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Pose for Selfies During NBA All-Star Game
Take some time to stop and take a selfie! Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy caught the NBA All-Star Game and made sure to pose for a selfie together while spending some mother/daughter time together on Sunday. The two were joined by Bey's mom Tina Knowles and her husband Richard Lawson. For the event, Beyoncé completed her look with see-through high heels and accessorized with trendy micro-sunglasses. The "Crazy in Love" singer opted for a casual look, wearing a brown hoodie, a Sol asymmetric draped wrap skirt by Jacquemus (priced at $785) and lace-up Pvc boots by Gianvito Rossi. The 6-year-old, whom you may remember stole the show at the 2018 Grammys, looked like the resident cool kid in a...
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Beyonce & Blue Ivy Snapping Selfies at NBA All-Star Game

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Beyonce showed Blue Ivy how it's done in the selfie department during the NBA All-Star Game, but to be honest doesn't look like the kid needs any advice.  Mother and daughter sat courtside Sunday evening at Staples Center along with grandma Tina Knowles, and her hubby, Richard Lawson. Looks like Jay-z stayed home with the twins. Even without Jay, there was no shortage of celebs -- like Dave Chappelle, Common, Cardi BJack Nicholson and many more ... packed the arena.
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Even Without ‘BPM,’ the Academy Compiles a Rich, Diverse Foreign Oscar Shortlist

Even Without ‘BPM,’ the Academy Compiles a Rich, Diverse Foreign Oscar Shortlist
It’s now an Oscar-season tradition as time-honored and near-annual as nomination buzz for Meryl Streep: the critical outcry that greets the pre-Christmas announcement of the nine-film shortlist for best foreign language film. Almost every year, at least one hotly fancied favorite for the award is left off the list, overriding the ecstatic reviews, festival hype and precursor honors that — in the eyes of Oscar pundits, at least — appeared to guarantee it a place.

Since the pre-nomination shortlist was instated in 2006, shock omissions have included “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” “Gomorrah,” “Of Gods and Men,” “Le Havre,” “Gloria” and “Two Days, One Night.” last year, France’s much-touted “Elle” failed to make the grade, despite later earning a best actress nod for Isabelle Huppert.

The French have hit an unlucky streak, it seems. Once again, the media conversation surrounding last week’s shortlist announcement centered on the absence of the Gallic submission, as Robin Campillo’s “Bpm (Beats Per Minute)” was left out.
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‘Phantom Thread’ First Reactions Prove Paul Thomas Anderson Has Made One of the Best Films of 2017

Movie lovers anxiously awaiting the review embargo for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” to be lifted can breathe a sigh of relief, for the first reactions make it clear the director will be returning to the big screen in top form. The film reunites Anderson with “There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis in the story of a renowned 1950s dressmaker who falls for a strong-willed younger muse.

Read More:Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Retiring From Acting: ‘I Have Great Sadness’

Film critics aren’t allowed to publish reviews until December 7, but they have been able to talk about “Phantom Thread” in other contexts. Numerous film critics have already named “Phantom Thread” one of the best films of 2017, including IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn and David Ehlrich. The film been appeared on Top 10 lists from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vulture, Vogue, and more. Here’s
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Ben Mendelsohn's Iconic Captain Marvel Villain Revealed?

Ben Mendelsohn's Iconic Captain Marvel Villain Revealed?
The cast is starting to come together for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson (Carol Danvers) recently being joined by Ben Mendelsohn as the villain and Jude Law as the iconic Kree superhero Mar-Vell, a.k.a. Dr. Richard Lawson. As is often the case with Marvel villains, the identity of Ben Mendelsohn's character is being kept under wraps, but a new report may have just revealed who this character is. If you don't want to know the identity of this character, there will be potential Spoilers below, and although this report has not been confirmed, you should still read on at your own risk.

If you're still reading, that means you do want to know who Ben Mendelsohn is playing in Captain Marvel, and if this report is accurate, he'll be playing Yon-Rogg. This report, citing an unnamed source close to the production, claims that, even this close to production starting,
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Official Oscar® Entry Best Foreign Language Film from France: ‘Bpm (Beats Per Minute)

Official Oscar® Entry Best Foreign Language Film from France: ‘Bpm (Beats Per Minute)
In this year’s foreign-language race, a number of Lgbt-oriented titles are vying for attention. France’s Bpm (Beats Per Minute), directed by Robin Campillo, could be the favorite: a rich, sensual, impassioned study of early AIDS activism and gay awakening in Paris, it took the Grand Prix at Cannes and has been winning hearts on the festival circuit and kudos from critics.

After Cannes, Bpm (Beats Per Minute) played Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival among others, winning many awards along the way.

“Impassioned and deeply absorbing. Notable for both its hot-blooded sensuality and its intricate, bittersweet play with memory.”

- Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Broadly enlightening and piercingly intimate. A vital contribution to queer and political cinema. Campillo has given his movie the breath of true life. It grieves and triumphs and haunts with abounding grace and understanding, its heartbeat thumping with genuine, undeniable resonance.
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Beyoncé's Mom Pulls the Ultimate Grandma Move and Spills More New Details About Rumi and Sir

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Beyoncé's Mom Pulls the Ultimate Grandma Move and Spills More New Details About Rumi and Sir
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed twins, Rumi and Sir, on June 12. Even though the proud parents have yet to reveal any details about their little ones, the same can't be said for Beyoncé's mom, Tina Lawson, who is spilling all the beans. In an interview with Et on Wednesday night, Tina couldn't help but gush about her new grandchildren. "They're doing great. They are absolutely beautiful and so much fun," Tina said. "I mean, I haven't ever been around twins, but it's so cute, I can hardly take it. Yes, [it's crazy]. It's just really, really different with two babies. I mean, a boy and a girl, very different personalities." RelatedEven Tina Lawson Can't Handle How Much Beyoncé Looks Like Blue Ivy in This Photo As to how 5-year-old Blue Ivy is adjusting to being a big sister, Tina said Blue is being a "good sister." "Just seeing her grow up, it's bringing some maturity,
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Tina Knowles Says Beyonce's Twins Have 'Very Different Personalities' (Exclusive)

Tina Knowles Says Beyonce's Twins Have 'Very Different Personalities' (Exclusive)
There’s a whole lot of personality in the Carter household!

While giving Et's Kevin Frazier an exclusive tour of the Waco Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ahead of its grand opening, Tina Knowles Lawson opened up about her newest grandchildren, and how Beyonce is adjusting to life with twins.

“They're doing great. They are absolutely beautiful and so much fun,” Tina dished of Rumi and Sir Carter, who were born in June. “I mean, I haven't ever been around twins, but it's so cute, I can hardly take it.”

“Yes, [it’s crazy]...it's just really, really different with two babies. I mean, a boy and a girl,” she continued. “Very different personalities.”

Exclusive: Tina Knowles Gives Back to Emerging Young Artists

As for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first child, 5-year-old Blue Ivy, Tina says she’s a “good sister.”

“Just seeing her grow up, it’s bringing some maturity,” Tina’s husband, Richard Lawson, said. “She’s
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New York Film Critics Circle Adds 8 New Members, Expanding to Largest Membership in History

The New York Film Critics Circle announced today that 8 new members will join the group, bringing the total number of members to 42, the largest membership since the group was founded in 1935. The new members include The Ringer’s Kameron Austin Collins, IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich, The National Catholic Register’s Steven Greydanus, BBC’s Caryn James, Film Comment’s Violet Lucca, RogerEbert.com’s Sheila O’Malley, The Atlantic’s David Sims and Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson. Additionally, the group formally voted in Alison Willmore from Buzzfeed as their Vice Chair.

“We are thrilled to welcome so many strong voices from a variety of publications into the group this year,” said Nyfcc Chair Eric Kohn of IndieWire. “Our group is now at its largest number in history, illustrating the ongoing vitality of film criticism in New York and the range of voices keeping it relevant. While we plan to
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Tina Knowles Gives Back to Emerging Young Artists (Exclusive)

Tina Knowles Gives Back to Emerging Young Artists (Exclusive)
Tina Knowles Lawson loves giving back. 

Beyonce and Solange's mom gave Et's Kevin Frazier an exclusive tour of the Waco Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ahead of its grand opening, and spoke about her passion for helping young artists, and encouraging others to do the same. 

Last month, Tina, along with Beyonce and her 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, lent their support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey at St. Johns Church in their hometown of Houston, Texas. Tina and Michelle Williams helped out by serving lunch to 400 flood victims before Beyonce took the stage to offer words of encouragement to victims of the disaster. 

"I was hoping that other people would get inspired and do the same thing and that they would know that you can start small. If everybody did a little bit, it adds up to be a lot," Tina explained, adding that Procter & Gamble got involved by donating trucks of supplies to help the
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