Diamond and Silk safeguarded President Trump Monday on “The Todd Starnes Show” while taking note of that Spike Lee was pushing a “fake narrative” at the Oscars.
“The narrative is a fake narrative. And we love how the president shot back. Let me tell you something. We were just there at the White House. Our president is doing an amazing job for Americans, especially black Americans,” they noted.
Trump went after Lee, who utilized his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election.
“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!” Trump tweeted.
Lee won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay Sunday for his dramatization “BlacKkKlansman,” sharing the award with three co-writers. The film included footage of Trump after the deadly 2017 protest violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lee did not straightforwardly name Trump. He talked about black history and his family ancestry, saying his grandma’s mom was a slave, before focusing on the presidential election one year from now.
Said Lee: “Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.”
Diamond and Silk said they talked with Trump in the Oval Office throughout the end of the week.
“I really wish that the media would pick up on that and stop using the race card because I guess they think you know using the race card is going to help them win, and it’s not. People are waking up people are tired of it,” they noted.
Trump started discussion after a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, when he said “both sides” were to be faulted for the strains there, a remark that numerous experts saw as a refusal to condemn racism.
‘At That Age’ drama pilot not moving forward at NBC
NBC isn’t moving forward with its outfit dramatization pilot At That Age, made, directed and in view of a unique thought by Malcolm B. Lee, head of current box-office champ Space Jam: A New Legacy.
I hear the options on the cast, which includes Adrian Holmes, Nicole Ari Parker, Brad James, Jade Eshete, Sinqua Walls, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Christian Keyes, were coming up July 31, prompting the network to settle on a choice.
As is normal practice, Universal Television, which produced the pilot, will shop it to different organizations while it actually has the entertainers under bargains.
At That Age, an exploration of an African-American family’s inheritance, was requested to steer in January 2020, yet put on pause due to the Covid related creation closure. It restarted projecting this previous spring and was produced off-cycle like the entirety of NBC’s pilots in the course of the last Covid-affected year. The organization additionally has dramatization pilot Dangerous Moms, which is production.
Composed via Carla Banks-Waddles, in At That Age, After the Cooper family’s golden child experiences a catastrophic event, seven relatives (Holmes, Parker, James, Eschete, Walls, Corinealdi and Keyes) face a basic shift, settle on life-altering decisions and deal profound mysteries becoming exposed.
Banks-Waddles executive produces with Lee and Debra Martin Chase.
Phillipa Soo joins the cast of Apple’s thriller series ‘Shining Girls’
Emmy nominee Phillipa Soo has joined the cast of the AppleTV+ series Shining Girls, in light of the 2013 smash hit novel by Lauren Beukes, in a series regular role. Soo will depict the intelligent and sure-footed Jin-Sook who works in the examination office at the Adler planetarium.
She will star opposite Elisabeth Moss, who depicts a Chicago columnist who endure a fierce attack just to discover her world moving as she chases down her attacker. The ritzy cast likewise includes Wagner Moura (Narcos) as Dan, a veteran columnist breaking the augmenting story of a copycat assault. Jamie Bell likewise stars as Harper, a secretive introvert with an amazing connection with Kirby.
The series hails from MRC Television. As well as featuring, Moss leader produces through Love and Squalor Pictures, close by Lindsey McManus. Leonardo DiCaprio fills in as chief maker through Appian Way close by Jennifer Davisson. Creator Lauren Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga will likewise fill in as leader makers on the task. The series will be adjusted for television and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who likewise fills in as showrunner.
Soo was assigned for a 2021 Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Musical for her work in Hamilton. She most as of late showed up in the Spectrum Original series The Bite from Robert and Michelle King.
She is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and UTA.
Michelle Monaghan is set to play dual lead roles in Netflix’s ‘Echoes’ limited series
Michelle Monaghan is set to play dual lead roles in Netflix’s Echoes, a psychological thriller limited series about indistinguishable twins from 13 Reasons Why writer/executive producer/showrunner Brian Yorkey, Quinton Peeples (Runaways) and Australian author maker Vanessa Gazy (Eden).
Made and written by Gazy, Echoes is a secret thrill ride about identical twins Leni and Gina, both depicted by Monaghan, who share a hazardous mystery. Since they were kids, Leni and Gina covertly have traded lives, coming full circle in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two spouses and a kid, however everything in their impeccably arranged world is tossed into disarray when one of the sisters disappears.
Born identical twins, every sister is remarkable; Leni is the sister that is content to remain at home, wed her childhood sweetheart, bring up her little girl and assist with running the delightful pony ranch where everybody lives respectively established in their since quite a while ago shared history. Gina is the rebellious sister that walked out on all that and disappeared to Los Angeles where she rose to speedy notoriety expounding on a hazier undertow that educated her Southern childhood.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Yorkey will fill in as leader maker and co-showrunner on the spine chiller, the main task greenlit as a component of his multi-year in general arrangement with the streamer for series and different projects.
Gazy likewise will executive produce, with Peeples filling in as chief maker/co-showrunner close by Yorkey. The series additionally hails from chief makers Imogen Banks (The Beautiful Lie) and Endemol Shine Banks Australia.
On TV, Monaghan featured in Netflix’ geo-political thriller Messiah just as Hulu’s dramatization series The Path, close by Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy. Before that, she co-featured in the HBO show True Detective inverse Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, for which she was designated for a Golden Globe for her job.
On the film side, Monaghan is set to co-star opposite Anna Diop in the Stay Gold Features And Topic Studios Pic Nanny. She was most recently seen in Zoe Lister-Jones’ The Craft, the Blumhouse reboot of the 1996 component, just as Christine Jeffs’ Every Breath You Take, featuring inverse Casey Affleck and Sam Claflin. She as of late wrapped production on Brad Anderson’s Blood.
Monaghan is repped by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content and attorney Robert Offer.
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