Rihanna, Cardi B., Lil Nas X, City Girls and Mary J. Blige took centerstage at the 2019 BET Awards, which publicized live Sunday night from Los Angeles. Host Regina Hallkicked off the entertainment industry’s most-entertaining award’s show with an ode to Washington D.C.’s own Go Go Music, as the band E.U. performed lasting gathering hit “Da Butt.” E.U. frontman Sugar Bear made that big stage with King for a blingtastic, red and black extravaganza.
Starting there on the awards ceremony swung forward and backward among excitement and social activity going from a vivacious wedding-dressed performance by Lizzo to an award granted to DC donor (Candice Payne) who moved 122 homeless people into hotels during the 2019 polar vortex.
Highlights of the night included queen of hip hop soul Mary J. Blige’s receipt of an exceptional honor that was committed by Rihanna: the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. In the wake of tolerating the statue, Blige rushed off stage, changed garments and returned to sing an aggregation of her classics, including “My Life,” “You Remind Me” and “I’m Going Down.”
Blige’s performance took watchers of a particular age through a world of fond memories, to when Blige’s sultry and cheeky interpretation of music changed the American cultural scene until the end of time. Technique Man and Lil Kim additionally joined Blige in front of an audience to play out a bunch of group satisfying hits. Truth be told, for “I’m Going Down,” Blige didn’t have to sing at all in light of the fact that the group did.
“Although I am a leader, a queen, a living legend, although I’m all these things I’m a servant as well and I’m here to serve. Being a servant is not always glamorous or popular but it’s the job and the assignment that I was given. In order to be in authority, I had to learn how to come under authority. When the glory is placed on me, I give it back to God. This journey has always been bigger than me.”
Other outstanding parts of the night incorporated a live performance by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, who brought a whole “Old Town Road” line dance vibe to the BET Awards. (It truly was a joy watching stars like Rihanna and Cardi B celebrate Lil Nas X.) Black-ish actress and Little executive producer Marsai Martin took home best young talent, snagging her BET award in a crowded and talented field. The best gospel album went to Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allan, “Blessing Me Again.”
A short list of extra victors incorporate BlacKkKlansman for best best picture. Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy won best album. The BET Awards also honored the “exonerated five”, who once were known as “the Central Park Five” and are the subject of the much-discussed, Ava Duvernay-directed Netflix film When They See Us. And best international act went to Burna Boy, originally from Nigeria. The 2019 Coca Cola Viewers Choice award went to Ella Mai for “Trip.”
Hall brought a light touch to the festival with brilliant outfit changes and a bunch of genuine jokes that poked, for instance, at reality of improvement in the place where she grew up while likewise featuring the way of life of DC. Hall said she planned her work with the awards to be an ode of sorts to DC culture and her jokes certainly reflected that – from discussion on Marion Berry to bringing Taraji P. Henson (who is from DC) up on stage to dance.
Actor Kavin to star in the next web series named ‘Akashvani’
Kavin is popular for his role in the serial ‘Saravanan Meenakshi.’ Following this, he acted in little roles in films and debuted as a hero in Tamil film with the film ‘Natpunna Ennanu Theriyuma.’
Kavin, who partook in the third season of the Bigg Boss show following that, acquired numerous fans. He is as of now completing his acting career in the film ‘Lift.’ The film is getting ready for release.
In the mean time, entertainer Kavin has signed on to star in the next web series. Named Akashvani, the web series is said to be directed by a newcomer. Choice of cast, actresses, and technical artists to star in this web series is in progress. An authority declaration about this web series is relied upon to be released soon.
Delroy Lindo to star in lead role of upcoming Amazon series ‘Anansi Boys’
Delroy Lindo has been cast in a lead role of the upcoming Amazon series adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel “Anansi Boys,” Variety has learned.
“Anansi Boys” follows Charlie Nancy, a young fellow who is accustomed to being embarrassed by his estranged father, Mr. Nancy. In any case, when his dad passes on, Charlie finds that his dad was Anansi: trickster god of stories. What’s more, he discovers that he has a sibling. Presently his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, resolved to make it really intriguing yet making it much more risky.
Lindo will star as Anansi/Mr. Nancy. The person is described as all appeal. Apparently, his dad was a sluggish man who undermined Charlie’s mom. Be that as it may, Mr Nancy had another side to him. He was a god of stories and trickery all things considered.
“Delroy Lindo is a giant of the stage and the screen, and we are so lucky to have him,” Gaiman said. “I cannot wait to see his gravitas and charm being deployed for the benefit of Anansi Boys, as he plays an unreliable father with hidden depths.”
Lindo most as of late acquired gigantic basic approval for his job in the Spike Lee film “Da 5 Bloods.” It was Lindo’s fourth collaboration with Lee by and large, with the two first working together on “Malcolm X.” His other significant film roles include “The Core,” “The One,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “and “Get Shorty.” He will next be found in the western “The Harder They Fall” alongside Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, and Zazie Beetz. On the TV side, Lindo had a main role in the Paramount Plus series “The Good Fight” and has appeared on shows like “Kidnapped,” “The Chicago Code,” and “Believe.”
He is repped by APA.
Amazon has given “Anansi Boys” series a six-episode order with plans set up to start shooting in Scotland in the not so distant future. Gaiman, Sir Lenny Henry, Douglas Mackinnon, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones, and Richard Fee serve in as executive producers. Gaiman and Henry are likewise authors on the series, as the first story for the book was created by the pair. Different writers include Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith, and Racheal Ofori. Gaiman and Mackinnon will fill in as co-showrunners. Culpepper will coordinate the pilot. Jermain Julien and Azhur Saleem will likewise coordinate scenes of the series. Paul Frift will deliver.
The show is produced by Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions, and RED Production organization. Gaiman at present has a general deal with Amazon.
PBS’ iconic animated series ‘Arthur’ will end after 25 season
“Arthur,” the iconic animated children’s series about an lovable aardvark, is finishing after its 25th season.
The longest-running children’s animated series in the history of American TV, “Arthur” will end on PBS Kids, with its last season launching in winter 2022.
Unique show developer Kathy Waugh broke the news in a meeting on the Finding DW webcast with voice actor Jason Szwimmer.
“‘Arthur’ is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago,” Waugh told Szwimmer. “I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think ‘Arthur’ should come back and I’m know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake. I don’t know if it was a ratings issue or if it felt like it needed to be retired. To me, it felt evergreen, like it was never going to end but it did end, we finished the last episode [of] Season 25 two years ago.”
Waugh developed the series, which originally circulated in 1996, from the books by Marc Brown, who made the character in 1976.
“Arthur” executive producer Carol Greenwald affirmed the news to Variety in an articulation, saying, “‘Arthur’ is the longest-running kids animated series in history and is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion through many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers. In the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of ‘Arthur’ will debut. ‘Arthur’ will continue to be available on PBS Kids for years to come. Producer GBH and PBS Kids are continuing to work together on additional ‘Arthur’ content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways.”
All through its 25-year run with more than 240 episodes, the “Arthur” franchise has extended to music, video games, toys and social media memes. The series has won four Emmys and the George Foster Peabody Award.
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