Category Archives: Pop Culture

New York Times Boss, Mark Thompson, Sued For Fostering Ageist, Racist and Sexist Environment

The New York Times has always held the reputation for not being the most diverse newsroom in the landscape of highly respected media outlets and it looks like those who have weathered that storm are ready for judgment day.

The organization’s top boss, CEO Mark Thompson will have to fight the accusations levied upon him by two black female employees in their early sixties who allege that Thompson has fostered an environment that has become “rife with discrimination”.

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Prince’s Sister Confirms He Didn’t Leave a Will and Paisley Park will be a Museum for Fans

Less than a week since the tragic and sudden death of cultural and pop icon – Prince – expected updates have been logged in – though the exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

What can be accepted as fact is that the Purple Rain singer was cremated right after his body was released following a scheduled autopsy. A private memorial service was held this past weekend and attended by close friends and family including his long time collaborator, Sheila E.

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Toronto Film Festival 2016 Will Highlight Meteoric Rise of Nollywood

The global appeal of Nollywood has been vastly evident in the industry’s ability to stay loyal to a formula that relies on the spiciness of over-the-top dramatics and Shakespearean fodder to maintain a loyal following while also garnering increasing attention from the expansive industry.

The Toronto Film Festival has announced that this coming September – Nollywood will be the target of choice as filmmakers from Lagos, Nigeria – the hub of all the cinematic magic will be invited to participate in the festival’s City to City showcase.

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Prince Has Died at the Age of 57

2016 is turning out to be the year none of us ever want to relieve. The death of icons is inevitable. But with the year barely half way in – the losses thus far have been mind-boggling and scarily catastrophic.

And now we greet Thursday morning with the news of the passing of legendary pop icon Prince – who has been reportedly found dead at his recording studio in his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

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New Trailer for ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Highlights Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt as Vengeful Outlaws

 

Hollywood is on a mission to resurrect classics that need mandatory introduction to the generation that missed out but now has the chance to partake in the updated releases.

The trailer for The Magnificent Seven that reunites Training Day’s director Antoine Fuqua with his stars, Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, made it’s online debut on Wednesday and it looks like the formula that heralded the 1960 Western that starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen is dutifully intact.

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Idris Elba, John Ridley Headed to Showtime for Mini-Series, ‘Guerrilla’

John Ridley is continuing his quest to energize the landscape of television with socially relevant stories that don’t sugarcoat the consequences that erupt from careless negligence.

The American Crime creator is collaborating with Golden Globe winner Idris Elba on a limited series – Guerrilla – that will air on Showtime in the U.S. and on Sky Atlantic in the U.K.

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