LaTanya Richardson (L) and Samuel L. Jackson attend the World Premiere Of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” at El Capitan Theatre on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service Samuel L. Jackson is without a doubt the hardest working man in Hollywood. To date, he’s appeared in well over 100 films with a box office take of $7 billion and counting. That’s a Guinness World Record that Jackson, who appears in about four films each year, isn’t relinquishing anytime soon. In his latest, he reprises his role as Lucius Best, close friend to the Parr family (who also doubles as the superhero Frozone), for Disney’s long awaited animated sequel Incredibles 2. The 2004 original, The Incredibles, grossed over $631 million worldwide. Playing an animated character who can “shoot ice out of his hands” is very apt for Jackson who is generally considered the coolest … [Read more...] about Incredibles 2 Latest Film in Samuel L. Jackson’s Hollywood Journey
By Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm | UPDATED: June 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s acclaimed solo debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Ms. Hill will embark on a summerlong trek to celebrate the milestone with a slew of special guests. Some of the stops will include support from artists like NAS, M.I.A., Santigold, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi and Busta Rhymes, however her newly announced evening at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, Sept. 18 will feature comedian Dave Chappelle and hip hop trio, De La Soul. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the MLH Foundation which contributes support for education, health care, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development of initiatives throughout the Diaspora. Tickets are $49.50-$249.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22 at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. There … [Read more...] about Lauryn Hill will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ with Dave Chappelle and De La Soul at the Hollywood Bowl
By City News Service | PUBLISHED: June 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm | UPDATED: June 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm WEST HOLLYWOOD — Authorities on Monday are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell or was pushed from an apartment window in West Hollywood. Officers initially responded to the scene because a stabbing was reported, and they found the man dead about 6:55 a.m. in the 1100 block of Hacienda Place, according to the sheriff’s department. Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred told ABC7 that there were signs of a struggle or scuffle from inside the apartment, and detectives were working to determine if the fall was intentional or accidental. An autopsy was pending to determine the man’s cause of death. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. … [Read more...] about Did man fall to his death from West Hollywood apartment window, or was he pushed?
By City News Service | PUBLISHED: June 18, 2018 at 9:30 am | UPDATED: June 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A dispute in a North Hollywood park early Monday led one man to stab another to death, authorities said. The stabbing occurred just before 3 a.m. at Magnolia Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue, Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Station said. A man believed in his 60s was involved in a dispute at the North Hollywood Recreation Center park with another man believed 20 to 30 years old when the man in his 60s stabbed the younger man multiple times, Eisenman said. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m., she said. The suspect fled the scene and remained at large, Eisenman said. … [Read more...] about Man stabbed to death at North Hollywood park
Last Tuesday, Jerry Beck, a South Florida native and the founder and artistic director of the Revolving Museum, attempted to fly what is believed to be the world’s largest paper plane at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Massachusetts. But years of conceptualizing, community organizing, and crowdsourcing artworks to plaster on the exterior of the 64-foot paper plane weren’t enough to override the relentless physics required for flight. “The limiting aspect was the width of the wings on the plane. This became evident more and more as we started working with pilots, the Air Force, and aeronautical engineers... They humbled me," Beack says. "They appreciated my passion, but [it was possible] that the plane would come straight down. And even though it was made of cardboard, at 1,000 pounds, it could hit the window [of the truck pulling it], smash it to pieces and I could be killed.”“I still wanted to do it and I didn’t want to disappoint, but everyone … [Read more...] about Hollywood Native Jerry Beck Attempts to Fly the World’s Largest Paper Airplane