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Jeremy Strong & Aaron Sorkin On New Film ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ / EUR Exclusive-WATCH

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*Netflix’s latest release, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has Oscar buzz written all over it.

The film was written and directed by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. Boasting an all-star cast, the story is based on real life events that followed protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

What started as a peaceful anti-Vietnam war rally, turned into a violent altercation between protesters, Chicago police and the National Guard.

Organizers of the protest included Yippies Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen)  and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong, “Succession”), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne, ‘Fantastic Beasts’) of the Students for a Democratic Society and Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdual-Mateen, Watchmen) one of the founders of the Black Panther party – he had never met the other defendants in the case – were falsely charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.

The trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

The film has several themes connected to the current 2020 American climate; violent police clashes with protestors and police, rumors of extremist purposely causing chaos in the streets, all with one of the most significant presidential elections happening this November.

EURweb correspondent Jill Munroe spoke with Sorkin and Strong about the project and the challenges they had in filming it. One of Sorkin’s motivations for making the movie was Donald Trump winning the presidency in 2016. The idea for a film was brought to him in 2006 when legendary director Steven Spielberg pitched him the idea.

It took 13 years for the project to finally move into production, having undergone significant cast changes, rewrites, and Sorkin moving into the director’s chair for the second time in his career.

Strong revealed that he learned a great deal about the 60s movements through his previous work with Ava Duvernay on “Selma” and Kathryn Bigelow on “Detroit.” Both films took place in the mid to late 60s.

“I spent a lot of time reading and learning about the period, and filling in holes in my own knowledge. It’s a period in our history that I care deeply about, and I am excited to be serving this story.”

Strong is fresh off an Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Series for his role as Kendall Roy on “Succession.”

The film also stars Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance andAlex Sharp.

A limited theatre run began September 25. The film will be available on Netflix October 16.

 

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THE REAL: Kim Coles On A ‘Living Single’ Reboot + More from the Ladies!

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*On Thursday, October 22, the ladies discuss the proper way to let a friend know you don’t care for her significant other.

Co-host Garcelle Beauvais wants to be told if her friends don’t like her boo. Co-host Loni Love claims that she would keep her opinion to herself and let her friend find out on her own if he isn’t all that! She also reveals that her friends actually like her boyfriend James more than they like her! Co-host Adrienne Houghton confesses that her husband Israel is much better at maintaining friendships than she is.

And, during these difficult times of living during a pandemic, Loni encourages people to keep a journal about their lives while in quarantine. She suggests that future generations could learn from our experiences, especially from people of color.

Later, funny lady Kim Coles pops in to chat about her series In the Cut, the possibility of a Living Single reboot, and the text chain that she still shares with her former costars even after the show went off the air over 20 years ago.

Which Of the Ladies Would Confess If They Don’t Like Their Co-Hosts’ Significant Others?

Adrienne’s Husband Israel is Better at Maintaining Friendships Than She Is!

Loni Thinks It’s Important That We Write Our Stories, Especially During COVID.

Will Living Single Get A Reboot? Kim Coles Has The Scoop!

Which Of the Ladies Would Confess If They Don’t Like Their Co-Hosts’ Significant Others?

Garcelle Beauvais: My last relationship, I found out after I broke up with him, that nobody liked him for me. And, I wish, personally, that they had said it to me. I wish they had said it to me earlier. So, I don’t know if I would listen to that.

Loni Love: You gotta find out for yourself. Huh-uh.

Garcelle: Really? You wouldn’t tell me, Loni?

Loni: Huh-uh. (Wags her finger) There’s some things that I don’t get into.

Garcelle: Really?

Jeannie Mai: See? I’m the opposite, Garcelle. I would have to say something. But, I would have to say it like this. I would say, “Garcelle, what I’m about to tell you, I’m telling you as your du– as your friend, it is my responsibility to keep it trill with you and also always look out for you as I want you to do for me. I’m doing what I want you to do for me. This should not change our relationship. I’m not gonna change the way I am. I’m just always gonna have my eyes here.” (Points at her eyes and then at the camera.) “But, this is what I’m about to tell you. Your man sucks.”

Garcelle: I’d rather hear that. I’d rather hear that.

(Loni & Jeannie laugh)

Jeannie: See? I would tell you.

Garcelle: I’d rather hear that.

Loni: No, I’m gonna let you find out ‘cause I’m gonna be like– I’m gonna be like, “Is it good, girl? Okay. I know you’ll get out of it when you need to get out of it.” That’s it.

Garcelle: (Laughs) There’s that.

 

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About THE REAL

THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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Audible Joins Forces with LeBron James for Multi-Project Deal

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*LeBron James‘ SpringHill Company has inked a multi-project deal with Audible, focused on producing culturally influential audio content.

According to the press release, the multi-project slate kicks off with More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote. The first-of-its-kind special, produced in collaboration with Cadence 13, will launch in support of the More Than A Vote initiative, a new voting rights organization led by a coalition of Black athletes and artists including James aimed at combating voter suppression and misinformation that disproportionately disenfranchises communities of color. More Than A Vote is available for pre-order today at Audible.com/morethanavote, and will premiere on October 27th for free within the Audible Premium Plus catalog.

“Influential creators like LeBron, Maverick and the SpringHill team keep us motivated to continue creating storytelling experiences that spark critical conversations and cultivate change,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible. “Joining forces with this fearless group, we strive to empower our millions of listeners and provide resources to elevate their voices, and what better way to start than with an inspiring Words + Music special to reinforce the mission of LeBron’s More Than A Vote initiative.”

READ MORE: Stacey Abrams and LeBron James Join Forces for Animated Short About Voting [WATCH]

Here’s more from the press release:

More Than A Vote: Our Voices. Our Vote., co-hosted by media and political analyst Tiffany D. Cross,offers an educational deep dive into the history and the truths of voting. Through storytelling, interviews, archival audio and song, the program will draw on the wisdom, humor, and talents of a remarkable group of entertainers, writers, public officials, athletes and artists including:

  • Leon Bridges, Grammy-winning Artist
  • LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter
  • Andra Day, Grammy-nominated Artist
  • Addisu Demissie, Executive Director, More Than A Vote
  • Rutha Mae Harris, Freedom Singer and Civil Rights Legend
  • LeBron James, Co-Founder, More Than A Vote
  • Martha S. Jones, Professor History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Desmond Meade, President, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
  • Jalen Rose, ESPN Analyst and More Than A Vote Member
  • Amanda Seales, Actress and Comedian
  • Tommie Smith, Olympic Athlete
  • Octavia Spencer, Oscar-winning Actress
  • Maria Taylor, ESPN Analyst and More Than A Vote Member

The exclusive audio special will also incorporate facts about the electoral process and education around the very real threat that voter suppression poses to American democracy – specifically in African-American communities.

The More Than A Vote special will be part of Audible’s Words + Music, a growing collection of original audio productions combining storytelling and music, designed exclusively for Audible listeners.

For more information on this title, please visit Audible.com/morethanavote.

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Gospel Duo Juan and Lisa Winans Hit Billboard’s Top Ten Gospel Airplay Chart With ‘It Belongs To Me’ Featuring Marvin L. Winans

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*“It Belongs To Me” by gospel duo Juan and Lisa Winans featuring Marvin L. Winans has landed at No. 9 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart this week.

The couple’s first non-holiday track, released on Dare Records, marks their first time charting together as recording artists. “It Belongs To Me” is a beautifully rendered and timely message of faith and assurance, needed during the world’s current time of social and political unrest.

“Having ‘It Belongs To Me’ reach the top ten means that people are hearing the song, and that makes me proud and grateful because I truly believe this message of hope is a much needed one,” says Juan.

“It’s incredible to know that this declaration of faith and hope is reaching so many people,” adds Lisa. “We’re so grateful, and our prayer is that the listener would internalize this message and begin to sing, speak, and shout ‘It Belongs To Me’ over every area of their lives. God is able.”

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Grammy-nominated recording artists and songwriters Juan and Lisa Winans are today’s millennial Christian couple. Juan, a third-generation member of the legendary Winans family, began his career as a member of Winans Phase 2, along with his eldest brother, Carvin, and his cousins Marvin Winans, Jr., and Michael Winans, Jr. The group’s first recording, We Got Next, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Album charts. Juan’s father, Carvin Winans, is a member of the five-time Grammy Award-winning group The Winans, which includes his uncles Marvin, Michael, and the late Ronald Winans. Juan also starred in the theatrical production of Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story,” written by his uncle BeBe Winans and also starring his sister, Deborah Joy Winans of the hit drama series, Greenleaf.

Lisa, formerly Lisa Kimmey, is best known as a member and lead songwriter of the chart-topping Contemporary Christian music trio Out of Eden with her sisters Andrea Kimmey-Baca and Danielle Kimmey Torrez. The group released seven career albums from 1994-2006 including the critically-acclaimed No Turning Back, This Is Your Life and Hymns. During Lisa’s tenure, she made a special guest appearance on the ‘90s hit sitcom, “Moesha,” which streaming giant Netflix recently added to its lineup of African American classics from the 1990s and early 2000s. She also was a host of original programming for the Gospel Music Channel and hosted the Verizon Wireless “How Sweet the Sound” choir competition along with Donald Lawrence.

For more information on Juan and Lisa Winans, go to www.juanandlisawinans.com.

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