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Sep 23rd

Wendy Williams on Natalie Cole’s past drug addiction and moving forward

Wendy Williams on Natalie Cole’s past drug addiction and moving forwardWendy: Natalie, you’ve been a big sister in my head, and I’ve explained what that is, I went through a thing, and you were already over your thing with drugs in a lot of ways, and, I don’t know, we come from similar families regarding much is expected and there’s no room for mistakes especially being black in this country and trying to move ahead and do things. Your mother and your father put down such a thing for you and you messed it up with drugs.
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Jamie Foxx cat-and-mouse thriller comes to DVD

Jamie Foxx cat-and-mouse thriller comes to DVDBurglars Clarence James Darby (Christian Stolte) and Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart) both broke into the suburban Philadelphia home of Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) and forced him to sit and watch helplessly as they brutally murdered his wife (Brooke Mills) and daughter (Ksenia Hulayev). However, only one of the perps had to pay for the crime, since the former was permitted to turn state’s evidence and testify against the latter under the terms of a plea deal which let him off with a slap on the wrist. 
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Adoptees identity issues examined by blended-family documentary

Adoptees identity issues examined by blended-family documentaryWhen Tovah Klein emigrated from Israel to the United States, she met and fell in love with Midwesterner Travis Cloud. The smitten lesbians subsequently settled in a trendy section of Brooklyn together where they would raise their three adopted children as Jews, sending them to Hebrew school.

What might strike some as strange about this arrangement is that none of the kids had a Jewish background. Rafi, of mixed-ethnicity, was born drug-addicted and with an STD, while his slightly younger sister Avery’s parents were African-Americans from Texas, and little Zay-Zay was a cuddly, Korean orphan.
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Book review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Book review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness“Precisely how the system of mass incarceration works to trap African-Americans in a virtual (and literal) cage can best be understood by viewing the system as a whole… The first stage is the roundup [when] vast numbers of people are swept into the criminal justice system by the police, who conduct drug operations primarily in poor communities of color…
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Denzel kicks-butt in post-apocalyptic adventure

It is 2043, several decades after a war to end all wars which has left America a vast, violent wasteland devoid of infrastructure. In the wake of the devastating catastrophe, civilization has been replaced by a desperate, lawless society where life is cheap, and a man might lose his life over a glass of water, a piece of food, or even nothing at all.
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Bruce Willis’ futuristic sci-fi thriller out on Blu-Ray

It’s Boston in 2017, a time when people live in near total isolation from one another. Instead of leaving their homes, they send remote-controlled robots into public as their virtual emissaries. In this scenario, you are legally allowed to rely on a surrogate that looks like a younger version of yourself, although it’s a felony to control a computerized clone registered to someone else.
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Michael Jackson mesmerizing Swan Song due on DVD

Taped during rehearsals for the late Michael Jackson’s London comeback tour which was not to be, This Is It is captures the essence of a Prince of Pop concert, only sans audience. In this regard, the movie actually allows for a much more intimate experience than one taped in front of throngs of loud, distracting and adoring fans. For here, in the empty Staples Center in Los Angeles, you’re able to focus strictly on Michael, and to listen to him interact with his crew and collaborators in between numbers instead of hearing deafening applause.
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