Hearing a lot about this film #Mudbound . Via @iamcharlesdking - "Huge congrats to our incredible cast on receiving a Gotham Awards special jury award for ensemble performance. An honor to follow in the footsteps of MOONLIGHT and SPOTLIGHT who were recognized in the category the past few years. Also major kudos to #MaryJBlige on receiving a Breakthrough Actor nod. #Mudbound #GothamAwards #StayMACRO [Follow us @hamptonblunetwork]
The blurred lines of #Hollywood . Or are they? #LupitaNyongo is the latest #Hollywood actress to come forward against movie mogul #HarveyWeinstein . In an op-ed for The #NewYorkTimes - Nyong'o revealed the disgraced producer made multiple inappropriate advances to her in private settings and once threatened her career upon being refused. The actress first met #Weinstein in 2011, when she was still a student at the #Yale School of Drama, and was coerced into entering Weinstein's bedroom after a lunch meeting, where he insisted on giving her a massage. "I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe," she recalled. After a brief moment of panic, Nyong'o offered to give him one instead: "It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants," she continued. "I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. Weinstein allowed Nyong'o to leave, calling her "stubborn," but the actress was unsure of how to process the incident. "I reasoned that it had been inappropriate and uncalled-for, but not overtly sexual. I was entering into a business where the intimate is often professional and so the lines are blurred," she reasoned then, fearing that rejecting his advances would mean "jeopardizing my future." Nyong'o had another encounter with the mogul months later. During a dinner meeting, she recalled Weinstein telling her, "Let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal." She declined and he abruptly ended the meal. Saying she should be fine, but unsure on her career. The #12YearsASlave and #BlackPanther star ended her column with a plea for change in the industry and the forming of a "community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed."
#ABC has put in development #WhiteDave , a single-camera comedy from filmmaker #DavidETalbert (First Sunday, Almost Christmas), #LeBronJames and #MaverickCarter of SpringHill Entertainment (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, NBC’s The Wall) and actress #GabrielleUnion (BET’s Being Mary Jane). Written by #Talbert based on his real-life experiences, White Dave is about a young African-American teenager, who has grown up in an all-white suburb, suddenly moves to an all-black neighborhood when his mom remarries. [Follow us @hamptonblunetwork]