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FLY News: Misty Copeland Will Be A Guest Judge On NBC’s ‘World of Dance’!

NBC’s new dance show World of Dance revealed today that American Ballet Theater’s first African-American principal dancer Misty Copeland will be a guest judge.

Copeland will join NBC’s high-rated competition as a judge alongside Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and host Dewan Tatum on July 18th and 25th, for round three of the competition called “The Cut” where competitors will face the deepest and most intense cut of the season.

During this round more than half of the acts will be sent packing, and only two of the top two acts from each division will remain.

World of Dance judge and executive producer had this to say about Copeland be a guest judge:

“When judging the best of the best, we knew we needed an all-star guest judge with passion and credibility to mentor these incredible dancers. Misty Copeland is at the top of her game and we are so honored that she was able to lend her expertise and experience to the ‘World of Dance’ stage.” 

World of Dance is enjoying great success in its inaguural season, the show has averaged a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers in “live plus same day” making it the #2  entertainment series of the summer to date.

Be sure to tune in July 18th and 25th and if you’re not gonna be home to catch it live set your DVR’s cause this is a moment you don’t want to miss. You can catch the World of Dance on NBC, Tuesdays at 10/9c.

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FLY News: Kerry Washington Joins The Cast of ‘Cars 3’!

The cast of the upcoming animated feature Cars 3 is boasting some major star power for it’s third race around the track. Today we learn that in third film of the famed Disney/Pixar franchise, Kerry Washington will joining the likes of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry The Cable Guy).

DO THE MATH — In Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Kerry Washington lends her voice to Natalie Certain, a highly respected statistical analyst who knows her numbers. Book-smart and mathematically gifted, Certain is a fresh voice in the racing world. While she may earn top marks in her ability to evaluate a racer’s stats, she could be underestimating the importance of determination. “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Washington lend her voice to the character Natalie Certain, a statistical analyst for RSN (Racing Sports Network).

Also new to the crew will be Nathan Fillion (Castle, Modern Family) who will voice the character Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) as Miss Fritter and Cristela Alonzo (The Angry Birds Movie) as Cruz Ramirez.

Cars 3 races into theaters June, 16th!

Synopsis: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turn. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed By: Brian Fee

Produced By: Kevin Reher

Executive Producer: John Lasseter

Written By: Robert L. Baird (Story and Screenplay) & Dan Gerson (Screenplay)

Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, Paul Dooley, Michael Keaton, John Ratzenberger

Music Composed By: Randy Newman

PHOTOS: DISNEY/PIXAR 

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Twitter Hilariously Responds To #BoycottHamilton With #NameAPenceMusical!

Friday night Vice President-Elect Mike Pence tried to take a break from politics and enjoy the mega hit and sold out forever Broadway show Hamilton with his daughter and nephew. Unfortunately for him this election is a different beast and he won’t be able to escape the anger that still is being felt across the nation.

Pence’s arrival to show was greeted to a mix reaction of some cheers and some very loud and honestly well-deserved boos.

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Little did he know that’s not all that was gonna be coming his way that night. The cast of the show also had a direct message to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.The actor Brandon Victor Dixon delivered a powerful and well-prepared message once the show wrapped. Peep it below:

“We, sir — we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.”

“We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, This is one American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

Dixon was greeted with loud cheers after he addressed Pence who was on his way out, but graciously stuck around in the hall to listen to the message.

Our Tweeter-In-Chief, Donald Trump, his former Press Secretary Kellyanne Conway and Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich were not to pleased to hear about the reception the Vice President received and of course took to their twitter account to address the play. They all foolishly tweeted:

Why is he still tweeting to begin with?

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Cast member Brandon Victor Dixon even responded to Donald Trump’s ridiculous tweets:

Well said sir, the shows creator Lin-Manuel Miranda expressed how proud he was of Dixon and the cast for “leading with love” and tweeted:

Of course Trump-Pence supporters got their twitter fingers going getting the #BoycottHamilton hashtag going. Of course they don’t realize how ridiculous they sound because the show is SOLD OUT FOR TWO YEARS!

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In response to the absolutely dumb #BoycottHamilton movement the good folks on Twitter started the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag putting spins on plays using the ridiculousness that took place in and during the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign.

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Gotta love the internet, for more clever and hilarious #NameAPenceMusical tweets hit the gallery below:

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Watch Beyonce and Jay Z Let The World Know They Are With Hillary Clinton!

The stakes are extremely high when it comes to this years Presidential Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tonight at a free ‘Get Out The Vote’ concert in Cleveland, Hillary called on the biggest stars on the planet in an effort to mobilize black voters.

The concert was headlined by Jay Z and of course he got some assistance from his wife Beyoncé. At this point if Beyoncé getting in “Formation” with her backup dancers donning Hillary’s signature pantsuit doesn’t get folks excited to vote and stop Trump, nothing will!

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It wasn’t all just song and dance for Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z both spoke as to why they are with her!

Beyoncé on endorsing Hillary Clinton:

Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead this country and that’s why I’m with her

Jay Z on endorsing Hillary Clinton:

And this other guy, his conversation is divisive. And that’s the sign of an unevolved soul to me. And he cannot be my President!

We agree and that’s why we are with her as well! Get out there and vote FLY ones cause we cannot let Donald Trump undo what we accomplished in 8 years under Barack Obama.

Stay Fly!

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FLY News: Donald Glover Set To Travel To A Galaxy Far, Far Away As YOUNG LANDO CALRISSIAN IN UPCOMING HAN SOLO STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM

Donald Glover is having himself a good year! His show Atlanta currently owns Tuesday nights and now it looks like he can add playing an iconic Star Wars character to his still growing list of accomplishments.

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It’s a good day to be a blerd (black nerd) and fan of Star Wars today! Announced on the official Star Wars website today, Glover will be playing a young Lando Calrissian (originally played by Billy Dee Williams) alongside Alden Ehrenreich who will take on the role of a young Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford) in an upcoming solo film about our favorite intergalactic smuggler.

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The upcoming film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller spoke on Donald joining the cast:

We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us.These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.

We are absolutely excited for Donald and can’t wait to see him the upcoming untitled Han Solo film which is slated to hit theaters in 2018. Glover is also starring in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming so we will be looking out for him in that as well.

Congrats Donald!

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Fly News: Nike’s self-lacing sneakers drop November 28th…

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Nike has finally announced a release date for their highly anticipated self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II.

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Fly News: Lady Gaga Announces New LP ‘Joanne’

Lady Gaga follows up the newly released “Perfect Illusion,” her first record since the 2013 album Art Pop; by revealing the title of her upcoming LP, Joanne.

The title of the album is Gaga’s, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta; way of honoring her aunt and father’s sister Joanne. In 1974, at the age of 19 she passed away following a battle with lupus.

Mother Monster called into Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today and discussed the status of the album, dropping on October 21.

“Actually it’s going to be done in the next 48 hours. We’re just mixing, and mastering. I kind of sometimes get some last-minute hook or harmony, little production ideas. Mark too, so we’ve just you know, been spending the last 48 hours meditating with it.”

 

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Mark Ronson, who was also on the call; Father John Misty, and Hillary Lindsey are just some of the artists featured on collaborations appearing on the album. Gaga’s latest effort also marks a new phase in the Golden Globe winning actress’ career.

“This was a new step for me as an artist. I think mostly because I felt so embraced by contemporary boys in the business who are real, kind of music nerds.”

Joanne will include 11 songs with three additional bonus cuts on the deluxe version. A video for the album’s lead single “Perfect Illusion” is on its way and physical copies of the LP will also feature artifacts of Joanne.

While on the phone with Lowe, the pop powerhouse also revealed more details regarding the upcoming release.

“It’s so personal. Every single song…is extremely autobiographical.”

We are so looking forward to the visual for “Perfect Illusion.” In the meantime, check out Lady Gaga’s full chat with Zane Lowe below.

 

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Cashing In: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Top Earners In Their Respected Fields!

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ailure is not an option when it comes to these two juggernauts in the entertainment industry. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart are two of Hollywood’s busiest actors and it’s clearly translating in their bank accounts.

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Hart and Johnson both landed on Forbes annual Celebrity 100 list once again with each topping their last year ranking by miles on the list.

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Kevin Hart landed at #6 pulling in a whopping $87.5 million, a huge leap from #95 in 2015 making him the highest paid comedian on the list. Hart’s comedy tour filled over 100 stadiums and arenas and grossed an average of over $1M at each show.

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Forbes didn’t even mention Hart’s high earning movies and his groundbreaking deal with Nike for the launch of his own signature sneaker.

We don’t expect Kevin to take his foot off the gas no time soon either, congrats Kevin on the accomplishment.

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson also made a lot of noise again this year. The Rock has basically been on television and movie screens all year-long and it helped him bring in a cool $64.5 million landing placing him #19 on the list. With his most recent film Central Intelligence also starring Kevin Hart pulling in over a $100 million at the box office it’s no mistake he made the leap from #81 on list last year.

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"The wolf is always scratchin' at the door" was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world's highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was "Aw shit!", then I said the wolf part. Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to "embrace the grind", but take the grind to new levels. I learned a few invaluable lessons a long time ago that can help all of you guys out there succeed at whatever it is you're doing. Greatness is never achieved alone. Surround yourself with hungry, brilliant individuals who not only buy into your philosophy, but who are all willing to work just as hard as you. Power of teamwork. And don't ever forget where you came from. I was evicted at 14yrs old and completely broke by 23. Every day I wake up as if that eviction notice is right around the corner waiting for me.. which is why I always say, "the wolf is always scratchin' at the door". He's scratchin' cause he's hungry and never satisfied. We embrace and respect our past (even if it was f*cked up), but we never let it define our future. Let's stay hungry and chase that greatness. I will now jump in my pick up truck, go to work and figure out whether or not I need psychiatric therapy for this damn wolf that's become my best friend. #Celeb100 #SevenBucksProductions #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #1WolfOnThePlanet

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With his new ranking, he is now the highest earning actor on the planet!

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The Rock is not taking his boot off the throat of Hollywood either! With the R Rated comedy Baywatch on the way, Fast and Furious 8, Jumanji reboot rumored to also feature Hart and San Andreas sequel in the works, we will be smelling what The Rock is cooking for a long time.

I was evicted at 14-years-old and completely broke by 23.  Every day I wake up as if that eviction notice is right around the corner waiting for me.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Keep kicking ass and taking names Dwayne!

Stay Fly!

Source: Forbes

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Airbnb Wants You To Kick It Like A Ninja Turtle At Their Secret Tribeca Turtle Lair

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Ever wondered what it’s like to kick it in the Turtle Lair?

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FLY News: LeBron James Set To Star In Space Jam Sequel

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pace Jam 2 rumors starring LeBron James as the new captain of the Toon Squad have been swirling like storms during the hurricane season. Well it looks like officially today we will be returning to back to Looney Tunes land for another epic basketball game between our favorite Looney Tunes characters and whomever their opponents will be this time.

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The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) is in talks to direct Space Jam 2 with help from Andrew Dodge penning the script and Charles Ebersol producing. We are excited about the pick cause James has shown he can handle the big screen just as well as he handles the court. James got rave reviews for his performance in Amy Schumer’s hit comedy Trainwreck where he played himself.

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James is currently locked in right now as his team is in pursuit of a NBA title and his “Zero Dark 23” initiative has kicked in where he shuts down all his social media accounts. So there hasn’t been no word from LBJ on the matter but it looks to be legit. LeBron James is the perfect guy for the role and we think he will do just fine in the film, we are looking forward to learning more about the film when more info is released.

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SOURCE: THR