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Miss Virginia (2019) Movie Trailer: Struggling Mother Uzo Aduba Fights For Her Son’s Private School Education

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Miss Virginia Trailer R.J. Daniel Hanna‘s Miss Virginia (2019) movie trailer has been released by Vertical Entertainment and stars Uzo Aduba, Niles Fitch, Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, and Adina Porter. Plot Synopsis Miss Virginia‘s plot synopsis: “Based on a true story, a struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education and launches a [...]

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Today in Soap Opera History (August 30)

1968: The Doctors' Mike returned home.

1991: Wayne Northrop returned to Days of our Lives as Roman.

2004: General Hospital debuted a new opening.

2010: Atwt's Bob revealed Nancy Hughes had passed away."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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 The Doctors, Mike Powers (Peter Burnell in his debut) returned home, much to the delight of his father, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett).

1968: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) and Willie Loomis (John Karlen) went to the crypt where Tom Jennings (Donald Briscoe) kept his coffin,
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Uzo Aduba is a Passionate Mother in Official Trailer for 'Miss Virginia'

"You cannot, you will not, deny our children their right to learn." Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for a drama titled Miss Virginia, which is hitting theaters in October this year. The film is based on a true story, about a struggling inner-city mother named Miss Virginia who sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, so she decides to launch a grassroots political movement that could save his future - and thousands like him - by helping him get access to private schools. Uzo Aduba (from "Orange Is the New Black") stars, with Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, Adina Porter, Aunjanue Ellis, Amirah Vann, Samantha Sloyan, Nadji Jeter, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, and April Grace. This looks incredibly powerful, which is totally the point. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for R.J. Daniel Hanna's Miss Virginia, direct
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4th Annual Kids Music Day; Friday, October 4th

The 4th Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday October 4th, 2019.

Kids Music Day Ambassadors

Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated over 600 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.

A number of celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including:

Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Michael Feinstein, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar, Mandy Harvey.

Kids Music Day is also being supported by Casio Emi, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and the D’Addario Foundation,
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Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Share Why Their Historic Pageant Wins Matter

Cheslie KrystNia Franklin and Kaliegh Garris are trailblazers in every sense of the word. For the first time in history, three black women are the titleholders of the three major pageants titles: Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Let that sink in.  Cheslie, Nia and Kaliegh's recent achievement is even wilder considering it's been 36 years since Vanessa Williams became the first-ever black contestant to win the Miss America pageant in 1983. And, while the pageant world has made leaps and bounds in terms of progress, it's about time that there is equal representation for all! And these three young women could not be more proud to be a role model for young boys and girls...
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Movie Review – Batman: Hush (2019)

Batman: Hush, 2019.

Directed by Justin Copeland

Featuring the voice talents of Jason O’Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Sean Maher, Bruce Thomas, Stuart Allan, James Garrett, Maury Sterling, Geoffrey Arend, Vanessa Williams, Jason Spisak, Adam Gifford, Dachie Alessio, Peyton List, and Tara Strong.

Synopsis:

A new adversary who calls himself Hush emerges in Gotham. With preternatural swiftness he becomes top-dog and unleashes the cities’ criminal underbelly on the masses. Chaos and confusion rule the streets, as the body count keeps piling up. The clock is ticking for the Dark Knight. Foiling him at every turn, Hush proves to be more than a match for the caped crusader. It looks like this dangerous foe has more than an axe to grind with Batman. He wants to destroy him…for good.

I’ll get straight to the point. In terms of quality, the last few efforts of
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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’

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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’
In today’s film news roundup, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo and Nina Dobrov get cast and Treehouse Pictures is developing John Grisham’s “The Confession” as a movie; Uzo Adaba’s “Miss Virginia” gets sold.

Castings

Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard and Diplo have joined the cast of the Focus Features comedy “Covers” opposite Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Ice Cube.

“Covers” is set within the talent, fame and fast-paced world of Hollywood’s music scene. “Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra is helming from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Pullman’s credits include “Battle of the Sexes” and USA Networks’ “The Sinner.” Izzard most recently starred in “Victoria & Abdul.” Diplo has worked with artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Madonna. His most recent acting credit was in Detective Pikachu.

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Nina Dobrev is executive producing and starring in the female-driven comedy “Sick Girl,
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Uzo Aduba Pic ‘Miss Virginia’ Gets October Release Date In Vertical Deal; Melanie Martinez’s ‘K-12’ Movie Set At Abramorama; Dark Star Lands ‘The Prey’

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Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Miss Virginia, which stars Orange Is the New Black Emmy winner Uzo Aduba in a drama inspired by a true story of a struggling inner-city mother who sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. R.J. Daniel Hanna directed the pic written by Erin O’Connor, and Matthew Modine, Aunjanue Ellis and Vanessa Williams also star. Vertical has set an October 18 day-and-date theatrical and VOD release. The deal was negotiated by Josh Spector at Vertical and Stacey Parks and Rob Pfaltzgraff on behalf of the Moving Picture Institute, which produced.

Abramorama has come aboard to release K-12, a full-length feature film based on singer Melanie Martinez’s latest album of the same name that hits shelves September 6. The Atlantic Records album, Martinez’s follow-up to her 2015 platinum debut Cry Baby, serves as a soundtrack companion to the musical film, which is written,
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Batman Fights Bane and Catwoman in 2 New Clips From DC Animation's Batman: Hush

Warner Bros. has released a couple of new clips from their upcoming new DC animated film Batman: Hush. The first clip is called “Batman Vs. Bane” so, of course, you are going to get to see the two characters brutally fight! The second clip is called “Cat Chase” which features Batman chasing down Catwoman.

I’m a big fan of this Batman storyline which was originally written by Jeph Loeb with art by Jim Lee. I liked the first trailer that was released and there’s a good chance this will be a decent adaptation that fans will enjoy. Here’s the synopsis for those of you not familiar with the story:

Batman: Hush centers on a mysterious new villain known only as Hush, who uses a rogues’ gallery of villains to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life, which has been further complicated
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Catwoman and Bane featured in clips from Batman: Hush animated movie

With just five days to go until its home entertainment release, Warner Bros. has unveiled two clips from its animated adaptation of the classic DC tale Batman: Hush; the first of which sees the Dark Knight pursuing Catwoman over the rooftops of Gotham, while the second features Batman taking on a mind-altered Bane; watch them here…

See Also: Batman: Hush animated movie gets a first trailer

An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life – which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

Batman: Hush is set for release on July 20th 2019 and features a voice cast that includes Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jennifer Morrison as Selina Kyle, Jerry O’Connell as Superman,
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President Trump's 'Salute to America': Watch Live Stream of 4th of July Event

President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” is set to commence on the National Mall at 6:30 pm Et — but just how many Americans will be watching?

Fox News is the only major cable news network that is scheduled to air Potus’ Fourth of July spectacle in its entirety, as part of a two-hour edition of Special Report With Brett Baier (at 6 pm). The event will include aerial flyovers and military tanks, akin to France’s Bastille Day celebration.

CNN and MSNBC do not intend to air “Salute to America” — though MSNBC has said that it will break in live,
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How to Watch ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Fireworks

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How to Watch ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Fireworks
NBC’s fireworks spectacular isn’t the only game in town — especially if that town is Washington, D.C. PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” is the country’s longest-running live national Fourth of July TV celebration.

This 39th version of the spectacular will be hosted by John Stamos. The program is a co-production of Michael Colbert of Capital Concerts and Weta, Washington, D.C. Michael Colbert is executive producer.

But how do you watch this thing?

“A Capitol Fourth” airs on PBS from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Et. It’ll also run on the American Forces Network and on NPR, and stream live on Facebook, YouTube and PBS.org. Additionally, the special will be available as Video on Demand programming from July 4 to July 18.

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Below is PBS’ description:

This July 4, “A Capitol
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2019 Fourth of July Concerts: Who’s Playing, How to Watch

Country music and the Fourth of July go together like a firecracker and a match. This year, a number of Nashville stars are performing at concerts and displays around the country, including the biggies in New York City and Washington, D.C. Here’s how to watch four of the U.S.’s most iconic Independence Day celebrations.

A Capitol Fourth

Star Power: Not to be confused with the President’s outrageous military display down the lawn, A Capitol Fourth is PBS’ annual musical celebration in D.C. Headlined by Carole King,
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Music Icon Carole King Clarifies ‘Capitol Fourth’ Performance: So Far Away From Trump

Music Icon Carole King Clarifies ‘Capitol Fourth’ Performance: So Far Away From Trump
Music icon Carole King wants everyone to know that she’s performing – along with Broadway’s Beautiful cast – as part of PBS’ traditional A Capitol Fourth event, and most definitely not as part of President Donald Trump’s “political rally.”

In a message pinned to the top of her Twitter page – with a little line drawing by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly – King writes, “Just to be clear – I am appearing in ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ the traditional event held annually on the lawn at the Capitol. I am Not participating in t’s political rally.”

The drawing’s foreground features King sitting at a piano on the lawn, with an American flag planted on the edge of the musical instrument. In the background, a tiny Trump figure – recognizable by his hair – is accompanied by a thought bubble reading “So far away,” a play on King’s classic hit song and
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More Stars Join 2019 A Capitol Fourth Celebration

Joining the all-star line-up for the 39th annual edition of PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, the country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition, are Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand) plus Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and R&b legends The O’Jays.

Osnes, whose distinguished Broadway career includes starring roles in Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde and Anything Goes, will perform a medley of patriotic songs accompanied by the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The O’Jays, the legendary trio behind such classics as “I Love Music” and “Use Ta Be My Girl,” will perform their Grammy Hall of Fame inducted Billboard Hot 100 # 1 hit song “Love Train.” This April, the O’Jays debuted “The Last Word,” their first studio album in 15 years, and what the band has announced will be their final album.

The 39th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth airs on PBS Thursday,
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Movie Review – Shaft (2019)

Shaft, 2019.

Directed by Tim Story.

Staring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall, Matt Lauria, Avan Jogia, Lauren Vélez, Method Man, Almeera Jiwa, Ian Casselberry, Aaron Dominguez, and Isaach De Bankolé.

Synopsis:

Detective John Shaft, estranged from his son, an FBI agent, joins him as he tries to solve the murder of a childhood friend which soon leads them to confront a large drug-ring conspiracy.

Samuel L. Jackson returns to reprise the role of detective and private investigator John Shaft from John Singleton’s uneven yet vibrant 2000 Shaft. While the character is virtually same, the story world of the last entry seems to have been forgotten with almost no characters from Vanessa Williams to Busta Rhymes except Jackson returning (it also plays with the previous entry with Shaft now officially the son of the original Richard Roundtree Shaft instead of his nephew) But as in
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Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60

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Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60
Randall Christensen, Emmy-winning costumer designer for his work on Dancing With The Stars, has died. Christensen died Sunday from complications of cancer, his talent agent confirmed to Deadline. He was 60.

Christensen worked on Dancing With The Stars for eleven seasons beginning in 2006. He won the Emmy that year for outstanding costume design for the show, and was a four-time nominee for the Costume Designers Guild Award for the hit competition dance series as well.

Born in South Carolina, Christensen, known for his transformative and iconographic dance and skate costumes, was proclaimed ‘the next Bob Mackie’ by designer Bob Mackie himself.

In addition to his work on Dancing With the Stars, Christensen’s gowns can be seen worn by Jennifer Lopez in the film Shall We Dance (2004) and Mary Steenburgen in the film Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005). His work also can be seen in the films Take the Lead
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‘Batman: Hush’ Release Info For The Home Formats

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just sent across the full release info for the upcoming animated feature Batman: Hish.

Here’s the official synopsis: A mysterious villain puppeteering Gotham’s most dangerous forces leads the Dark Knight into uncharted waters in Batman: Hush, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies.

The film hits on Digital starting July 20, 2019, and on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Steelbook and Blu-ray mini figure special edition on August 12, 2019.

An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life – which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

Batman: Hush boasts a stellar voice cast led by primetime television stars Jason O’Mara (The Man In The High Castle) and
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John Stamos To Return As Host For A Capitol Fourth

This July 4th, A Capitol Fourth continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation’s independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building.

Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos returns to host the country’s longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition. A Capitol Fourth’s family-friendly Independence Day celebration will commemorate our country’s 243rd birthday with all-star musical performances, and remains unaffiliated with any other July 4th events around the country, and in other locations in Washington, D.C.

The 39th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth will feature: Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole King with the Broadway cast of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Beautiful starring Vanessa Carlton; multi-award winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling; acclaimed Tony-nominated singer-songwriter and actress Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman); multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams; double Acm winner,
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Batman: Hush cover art and special features revealed

Following on from last month’s trailer, Warner Bros. has unveiled the official Blu-ray cover art for Batman: Hush, the animated adaptation of the classic DC tale, as well as details of the special features set to accompany the film on its home entertainment release.

An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life – which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

Batman: Hush Enhanced Content

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

-DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock (Animated Short) – From executive producer and director Bruce Timm comes the first new DC Showcase animated short since 2011’s Catwoman, bringing DC Comics’ gritty World War II hero to animated life in an all-new adventure.
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