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Fly Trailers: HBO Drops Haunting Game of Thrones Season 6 Teaser and Posters

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HBO is gearing up for the debut of Season 6 of Game of Thrones on April 24. Ahead of the premiere the network has chosen to rile fans up with a haunting and short teaser that only leaves us dying to know more.  Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger that only left fans with a lot of questions about who is alive or dead.

To complement the teaser and only further drag out the suspense, HBO has also released an array of character posters featuring characters living (or presumed to be living) and dead resting comfortably inside the hall of the Faceless Men. Introduced in Season 5, the Hall of the Faceless Men houses the countless human faces that the mysterious shapeshifting group can use to morph into. The posters are accompanied by defining quotes corresponding to each specific character.

The posters include already deceased characters Joffrey Baratheon, Oberyn Martell, and Robb Stark. The other posters feature still-living characters Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and Cersei Lannister.

Season 6 marks the first time that the show will be continuing past the current written source material of George R.R. Martin’s, A Song of Ice and Fire book series. This only means fans have no idea what to expect and what’s to come will be all the more shocking. Check out the teaser, posters, and exclusive first images below. Look out for the first official trailer, which HBO should be dropping soon.

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Watch: J. Cole’s Road To Homecoming Releases Fourth Episode “Buses, Vans, and Trains” [VIDEO]

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Ahead of the premiere of his HBO Special, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, Cole once again offered fans a behind the scenes look into his career with the release of the fourth episode of the Road To Homecoming Documentary Series.

In this weeks episode titled “Buses, Vans, and Trains”, viewers get the see the preparation that went into the creation of the emcees Forest Hills Drive Tour as well as commentary from fans, his team, and even his former landlord. Fans are given glimpses into the challenges Cole and his team faced that ranged from inclement weather delays, to sound ordinances, and time constraints.

Touring isn’t all work and no fun though. We continue to see the camaraderie that forms between everyone working on the tour, which isn’t just limited to the tour itself. Along for the ride, is producer Cam O’Bi who Cole brought on strictly for the purposes of making music. O’Bi briefly elaborated on his role explaining,

“I just jumped on tour a few days ago. I’m actually not joining it to perform. I’m not a member of the band or anything. I’m actually here to make music. Like that’s what Cole’s team wanted me here to do and he has a lot of other people here doing the same thing.”

Always keeping people around you solely focused on creating music appears to be contributing to Cole’s success. We see the talented rapper write a verse in 30 minutes and lay it down five minutes before having to hit the stage.

For his return to New York City we get to see Cole sell out the legendary venue Madison Square Garden. Once on stage, he shares with the enthusiastic crowd that he “remembers specifically” stating during his last tour in the city’s Best Buy Theater, that his return to the Big Apple would be at MSG; a monumental moment for the small town kid from North Carolina with big city dreams.

You can check out the fourth installment of J. Cole’s five-part documentary series Road to Homecoming below. If you missed the last three episodes we got you covered as well.

Road To Homecoming Episode 4 “Buses, Vans, and Trains”

Road To Homecoming Episode 3: “This Is What You Wanted”

Road To Homecoming Episode 2: “Ain’t Nothin’ Like That”

Road To Homecoming Episode 1: “F**k Money, Spread Love”

By: Arlene Danna

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Watch: J. Cole’s “This Is What You Wanted” Episode 3 of Road To Homecoming

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The third episode of J. Cole’s Road To Homecoming mini-documentary series debuted recently. Fans can head over to HBO or Vimeo to check out this week’s installment titled “This Is What You Wanted.”

In this episode, we find J. Cole continuing his Dollar & a Dream tour. A tradition that began three years ago, Cole only charges fans a dollar per ticket; attracting thousands to wait in line for entry. Cole and his team take us behind the scenes revealing the stresses of booking a venue, along with the pressures of having fans stick it out in the face of hostile cops and terrible weather conditions; all for a coveted spot.

Wale and Kendrick Lamar join Cole on stage and we see A$AP Ferg and Rihanna make appearances as well. Rih had this to share about the Fayetteville rappers performance before offering Cole some tips on hair maintenance,

“Very deep but real, honest, vulnerable, confident — it was all of that.”

You can watch how episode 3 unfolds below. If you missed episode 1 and 2 of Cole’s ‘Road To Homecoming’ series you can also check them out below. J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming special airs Saturday, Jan. 9, on HBO.

Episode 3: “This Is What You Wanted”

Episode 2: “Ain’t Nothin’ Like That”

Episode 1: “F*ck Money, Spread Love”

By: Arlene Danna

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J. Cole’s Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming & Road to Homecoming Mini Documentary Series

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A few weeks ago, the world learned that artist J. Cole had teamed up with HBO for the release of Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming. The mini documentary captured the Fayetteville stop of his Forest Hills Drive tour.

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Today, J. Cole surprised fans by announcing via his Instagram that Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming was only the final piece of a five-part mini documentary series titled Road to Homecoming. Cole teases that the documentary takes you through the last year of his life; giving you insight into the album rollout process, the acts featured on the Forest Hill Drive tour, his Dollar and a Dream tour, as well as the inner workings of his career, and the people who help bring his vision into fruition.

An installment will be released each week until the premiere of Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming on HBO. Each installment will be made available on HBO Now and Vimeo until January 9th. You can check out the trailer for Homecoming, release dates, along with the first episode of Road to Homecoming below.

Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming Trailer

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Episode 1: F*ck Money, Spread Love – Dec. 16th
Episode 2: Ain’t Nothin’ Like That – Dec. 23rd
Episode 3: This Is What You Wanted – Dec. 30th
Episode 4: Buses, Vans, and Trains – Jan. 6th
Episdoe 5: Homecoming – Jan. 9th

Forest Hill Drive: Road to Homecoming – Ep 1 “F*ck Money, Spread Love”

By: Arlene Danna 

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Last Night In NYC: HBO’s 3 1/2 Minutes Screening

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(Joshua Bennett of The Strivers Row performed a poem dedicated to Jordan Davis.)

Recently, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the historic Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York. The film probes the case of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, and Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, whose encounter over loud music outside a convenience store ended in the young man’s death.

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(Dr. Jelani Cobb moderated a discussion with Davis’ Parents, Lucy McBath and Ron Davis.)

The screening was accompanied by an impactful Q&A discussion with Davis’ parents Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, moderated by University of Connecticut professor and staff writer for The New Yorker, Dr. Jelanie Cobb. During the conversation, Davis and McBath spoke about their experiences during the trial process and how their unimaginable loss led them to inspire change and hope through activism. In addition to the screening and discussion, Joshua Bennett of the New York-base poetry collective The Strivers Row, performed a special spoken-word poem dedicated to Jordan Davis.

Guests gathered inside the Schomburg Center’s Langston Hughes Auditorium for a cocktail hour and the signing of the interactive “My Life Matters Because” Art Wall – where attendees could share why their life matters.

The private screening precedes the debut of the film on November 23rd, the three-year anniversary of tragic shooting.

For more information about the documentary, please visit www.hbo.com/documentaries/3-1-2-minutes.

Photo Credit: Dorothy Hong/HBO

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Last Night In NYC: HBO & the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) ‘Ballers’ Reception

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On Friday night, HBO and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) hosted an invite-only reception to celebrate the network’s new series Ballers, which stars Dwayne Johnson.
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Held at The Skylark in the heart of midtown Manhattan, guests enjoyed a priceless view of the city skyline while sipping cocktails and enjoying hors d’oeuvres.
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Professional athlete and Ballers guest star Victor Cruz was in attendance, lounging with a few friends near the DJ booth.

 

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Also in the mix: Dule Hill, who stars in the show, actor Lance Gross, actor Cory Hardrict, TV personalities Bevy Smith and AJ Calloway, and more. DJ Wonder provided the evening’s soundtrack.
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On The Gram: Jon Snow’s Watch Has Ended The Internet Immediately Reacts!

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Well FLY ones another season of Game of Thrones is in the books and it seems the Starks just can’t catch a break. The season finale didn’t fail to disappoint as we saw Jaime gain and lose a daughter at the same time, Arya get her revenge but lose her face, Cersei atone for her sins with a walk of absolute shame. What took the cake and made the internet lose their shit was the apparent death of Jon Snow. We don’t know if he is really GONE from the show but for now twitter wants Ollie’s blood for “killing” Jon Snow. With that said the meme reaction was amazing, peep them in the gallery below.

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On The Gram: Drogon Saves Daenerys, Jorah Wants Out of The Friendzone & Stannis Is The Worst Dad In The World

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We are a few days late, but it was an unbelievably busy weekend here for us at The SFPL so forgive us. Episode 9, season 5 of Game of Thrones wasn’t as intense as last weeks episode but it was definitely a good one. Of course memes hit the web instantly and we scoured the web for the best ones.

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On The Gram: The Memes Come Like Winter After Jon Snow’s Battle With The White Walkers In Game of Thrones.

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Oh yes FLY ones we do watch Game of Thrones and yes it is one of the FLYEST shows on television. Episode 8 of season 5 really was one for the ages tonight. The social media world collectively watched in amazement as Jon Snow and the Wildlings took on an army of White Walkers. The immediate meme reaction, absolutely hilarious and on point.

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NEW: ‘Entoutage’ Trailer feat. Pharrell, T.I., Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Ronda Rousey, Tom Brady & more

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Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Today, a full trailer has been released to showcase what’s in store from the highlighted film. Check out cameos from likes of; Pharrell, T.I., Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Ronda Rousey, Tom Brady, Andrew Dice Clay, Warren Buffet, David Spade, Kelsey Grammar and so many more.