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Being Alone, Children, and Fresh: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To" @balleralert Read more: www.balleralert.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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Drugs, Family, and Herpes: Jim Carrey Cleared In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Mother and Ex-Husband of ona Whte @balleralert Jim Carrey Cleared In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Mother and Ex-Husband of Cathriona White - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After years of back and forth between JimCarrey and the family of his ex-girlfriend CathrionaWhite, the actor has officially been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection to White’s death. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Daily Mail, Carrey had been in a legal battle with White’s estranged mother and her ex-husband after the two accused the actor of giving White the drugs she used to commit suicide in 2015. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The duo used a series of medical records and personal notes and letters to prove their claims that Carrey drove their loved-one to suicide. Aside from providing White with drugs, Carrey was accused of giving the woman herpes. However, the actor’s legal team was able to debunk those claims with texts messages that proved White forged her medical records in an extortion plot for “millions of dollars” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now though, after a longstanding legal battle, Carrey has scored a win in the wrongful death case against him. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a rep for the actor confirmed the case was dismissed on Jan. 25, but refused to further comment on the matter.

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Donald Trump, Kobe Bryant, and Luke Walton: Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing @balleralert Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to the start of NBA preseason, the league released a memo to remind teams of the rule that requires players and coaches to stand during the national anthem. Since then, a few teams have announced that they would be protesting the national anthem by locking arms, while others revealed that they will not be participating in the protest at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, amid the ongoing controversy, Kobe Bryant says if he were still playing today, he would be kneeling during the national anthem, despite the league rule. The retired Los Angeles Laker player revealed his decision on Wednesday, on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Kneel,” Bryant said, when asked what he would do if faced with the decision. When asked what he would say if he could speak to Donald Trump, he said he’s advise the celebrity-in-chief to “focus on serving, not leading.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bryant’s former team is one of many that have decided to lock arms during the anthem prior to the start of preseason games. The team’s coach discussed the decision last week saying, “We are in this together.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think they chose to show that we are united in this and that obviously they have a ton of respect… well, I will let them speak for themselves, but I have a ton of respect for the country, the flag, the military,” Luke Walton said. “But by locking arms, I feel like we are showing that there are issues in this country, and it is a chance for us to raise awareness and still make it a talking point. If you do nothing, then it kind of goes away, and if it goes away, then nothing changes.”

Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During The Anthem If He Was Still Playing – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to the start of NBA p...

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Batman, Memes, and Money: 5 ways to replace Batman (if they have to) #1 20 years in Gotham, A'fred IGl TheDailyFanboy Swipe left for pics of all 5 ways! we've seen what promises are worth. How many good guys are left?ow many stayed that way? So the Hollywood reporter (a reputable site which only posts rumors if they absolutely believe there's some truth to them) has stated that within Warner Bros there's this issue going on involving Ben Affleck and the Batman movie and they seem to be wanting to usher Ben out of the role in some capacity. Now regardless if you agree or not if they do it, they do it, so these are just some ways to maybe fix the problem whatever that specific problem may be. I've listed them below in order of pics: 1. The entire trilogy could take place in the past over the course of the 20 years Bruce was Batman. 2. They could recast him and ignore it like the MCU ignored Hulk's recasting. 3. They could pull a "Hardcore Henry" and have the trilogy take place in 1st person and just have sparse dialogue from Batman while most of the acting comes from everyone around him. 4. They could softly reboot the entire DCEU (like how Fox did with First Class or what they did in Rebirth) and try to build it up on a sturdier foundation so they don't run into issues with their characters or actors at pivitol moments in the franchise. 5. They could just throw money at whatever they think is the problem until it goes away. So yeah that's my ways to do it, or here's a thought they could just do nothing and wait till Justice League like a smart company but that's just me. dc dceu dccomics comics benaffleck batman sdcc thebatman mattreaves batfleck hollywoodreporter clickbait benaffleckleavingbatman justiceleague jl sdcc2017 warnerbros recast fancast trailer justiceleaguetrailer rottentomatoes RT reviews bvs wonderwoman breakingnews leakedtrailer sandiegocomiccon comiccon

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