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Author: Emiah Gardner

Dianna Agron and Chris Messina are in Sam Smith’s New Video and Its Perfect

Small screen stars have lent their acting skills to Sam Smith’s latest video, “I’m Not The Only One,” and it is perfect. Known most recently as Danny on “The Mindy Project,” Chris Messina cheats on “Glee’s” Dianna Agron while Sam Smith croons what will surely be another hit from “In The Lonely Hour.” We can’t help but draw Beyonce-circa-“Irreplacable” correlations to Agron’s runny mascara, wine indulgence, and overall scorned wife demeanor. Find Emiah on...

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How Key and Peele Use Stereotypes to Reduce Bias

Since Comedy Central began airing “Key and Peele” in 2011, the comedy sketch show has been met with just as much controversy as acclaim—mostly due to the actors’ use of stereotypes and racial humor. Former MADtv stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are self-described as biracial, and both are skilled at impersonations and dialects, allowing them to play convincing characters of any culture. While many of their sketches rely more on puns or physical comedy, their most controversial sketches play heavily off of stereotypes to get the joke across. This has yielded mixed results from viewers, many of whom accuse the show of perpetuating negative stereotypes. I need to sit down with key and peele & explain to them why they arent funny and that theyre escalating racism and self hate to new heights — Qpac (@BlackCatSplat) March 13, 2014 Watching Key and Peele is basically like having a hidden camera to watch what your racist white friends think of you when you aren’t around. — Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) October 10, 2013 This is some racist, vulgar, Islamophobic BS by Key and Peele: http://t.co/gtEkpfiQ52 — Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) September 6, 2013 But is talking about stereotypes always negative and hateful? Other audience members don’t think so, and comment on how refreshing it is to see Key and Peele point out racism in pop culture. Key and Peele making fun...

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From “Girls” to “Star Wars” – Congratulations Adam Driver

We're VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars. He's about to rip a hole in da force. Is that a thing? I guess I should see those movies? — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 26, 2014 Adam Driver, who we predominately know as Lena Dunhams wonderfully eccentric boyfriend on “Girls” might be on his way to a galaxy far, far away. Variety broke the news today that Drivers “Star Wars” character is “said to be in the vein of iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader.” While driver is currently the top pick for the role, there was previously a delay in the casting decision based on scheduling issues. However, sources say that those issues have been resolved and a deal will be finalized in the next few days. “Episode VII,” directed by J.J. Abrams, is set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Photo Courtesy of HBO Find Emiah on...

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“Sunday Brunch The Series” Creators Talked With Us and You Are Going To Love Them

Three ladies sit down for brunch and order bottomless mimosas. For some, like myself, this is just Sunday morning (and Saturday too, on those lucky weekends). For Nicola Graham, Sara Lohman and Kelsey Law, this is the base of their recently funded, future hit web series, “Sunday Brunch The Series.” Last week we named “Sunday Brunch” as one of the Kickstarter web-series we are dying to see. Since publishing that post, “Sunday Brunch The Series” has superseded their funding goal and the series is underway. “Sunday Brunch The Series” brings a fun, comedic look into the lives of 30...

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10 Years Of Celebrity Heroin Related Deaths

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented actors of our time, Philip Seymour Hoffman battled with demons of his own for years, until meeting an untimely February 1st death caused by heroin overdose. Hoffman’s death has been covered extensively, with news outlets sharing insights about the dangerous “Ace of Spades”-labeled heroin found in the actor’s room. But we must not forget that heroin is no new drug; this abuse epidemic has taken at least one celebrity life – along with countless others – every year. The list would be far too long to name them all, but let’s...

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