Nelson Mandela’s family launches a media company with a focus on equality and social justice

(CNN)Nelson Mandela’s family is launching a media company to honor the legacy of the late anti-apartheid political leader. Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years for fighting apartheid and later served as President of South Africa, died in 2013 at age 95. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Everyone thinks Halle Berry has been cast as ‘The Little Mermaid’

(CNN)When news broke that Halle Bailey had been cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the internet grew confused. A few hours after Berry’s tweet, Bailey replied, “this means the world. happy to share names with you … love you lots.” Bailey, 19, forms half the R&B duo Chloe x Halle. It will be exciting to see her take on Ariel, who trades in her beautiful singing voice for human legs. Bailey tweeted that landing the role is “a dream come true.” Rob Marshall is set to direct, and Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in talks to star. The film is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. “After an …

Ariana Grande ties Beatles and makes chart history

(CNN)One, two, three — Ariana Grande is in the best possible place to be. She also broke the record for the most simultaneous top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by a female artist, charting 11. All 12 of the album’s songs have hit the charts, with one falling short of making the top 40. Here’s where Grande’s songs are ranking as of the survey dated February 23: No. 1, “7 Rings” No. 2, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” No. 3, “Thank U, Next” No. 14, “Needy” No. 17, “NASA” No. 21, “Imagine” No. 22, “Bloodline” No. 25, “Ghostin” No. 26, “Fake Smile” No. 27, “Bad Idea” No. 38, “In My Head” No. 48, “Make Up” Grande tweeted her …

Glenn Close’s loss is just one of the reasons people are mad at the Oscars

(CNN)People were not happy with some aspects of Sunday’s Academy Awards. But it’s the “white savior” trope that some saw in the drama that led to more than a few complaints that Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis introduced the film at the Oscars. “I can bear witness that the portrait painted of that time and place in our history is very real,” Lewis said during the introduction which he shared with actress Amandla Stenberg. “It’s seared in my memory, black men and women, our brothers and sisters, treated as second class citizens, threatened for raising their families or earning a living, beaten and sometimes killed for the crime of trying to live a life with dignity. Our …

‘Modern Family’ coming to an end

(CNN)One of television’s most beloved and celebrated families will soon go their separate ways after ABC announced that “Modern Family” has been renewed for an 11th and final season. In its time on air, the show garnered 21 Primetime Emmy Awards (including five for outstanding comedy series), multiple SAG Awards and a Peabody. “For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of ‘Modern Family,’” joked co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd in a statement. “Modern Family” airs Wednesdays on ABC. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific