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Tyler Perry will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars in April. The actor and director is being recognized for his extensive work on humanitarian and social justice causes, while the Motion Picture and Television Fund will become the first organization to also receive the accolade in recognition of heading toward its 100th…

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Michael B. Jordan is to direct Creed III. That’s according to his co-star Tessa Thompson, who joked she is going to tell him to “dial down the sexiness” when he is directing her on set, in reference to the 33-year-old actor being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2020. She said: “He is directing…

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Tyler Perry is set to be honored with the People’s Champion award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards. The 51-year-old actor, writer, producer and director, who has been hailed a “natural leader,” will be recognized for his contributions to entertainment and his support of charitable organizations such as Feeding America and Covenant House. Perry…

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Tyler Perry (Photo credit: Cliffe Fraser / Splash News) Tyler Perry thinks his late mother is responsible for his charitable spirit. The 50-year-old star is set to receive a special Emmy at next month’s ceremony for his charitable efforts, and he’s credited his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, for his generosity. Perry — whose mother died…

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Antoine Fuqua is to direct Siege of Bethlehem. The Training Day filmmaker will helm the flick — based on the book A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War by Joshua Hammer — for Bron Studios. The movie is based on a true story and tells how a Muslim, an Israeli Jew and a Christian American united…

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Spike Lee is horrified by the high death rate in America during the global health crisis, which this week climbed above 100,000 lives lost. The 63-year-old director is taking no chances at his office in Brooklyn, New York, explaining to The Times: “Everybody’s taken a test here. We all wear masks. It’s three floors, 10,000 square…

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Sam Pollard is an award-winning director and documentary filmmaker who gives a voice to the voiceless and shares the rich stories of our community. His most recent project is the five-part documentary series, “Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children.” In the documentary, Pollard investigates the mystery behind the killings of Black youth in Atlanta…

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Spike Lee has slammed the plan to lift the lockdown and reopen movie theaters in the state of Georgia. The award-winning director insisted he isn’t going to risk his own health by venturing outside amid the pandemic, and he’s also called for an increase in testing for the virus. He told Vanity Fair in an…

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