Lifetime’s Michel’le Biopic, Disney Accused of Blackface For Moana Halloween Costume, & Kevin Hart’s New Single with T.I. and Migos in Day in Review of September 19, 2016.
Disney Comes Under Fire For Moana Halloween Costume
Disney will make history on November 23, 2016 with the release of Moana featuring its first Polynesian princess. Every time Disney make strides in progressing their characters in terms of diversity, they do something to stick their foot in their mouth. Moana is being criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of Polynesians by depicting Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) as overweight. People are now upset over a “questionable Halloween costume” of Maui. Comprised of a brown bodysuit with tattoos many have taken to social media to voice their concern over the costume with some even calling it an example of brownface.
— jess banks (@ProfBanks) September 18, 2016
Kevin Hart (aka Chocolate Droppa) Shares New Song “Baller Alert” Feat. Migos, T.I
Kevin Hart (aka Chocolate Droppa) is back with new music. Chocolate Droppa is signed to a record contract with Motown Records. Yesterday (Sept. 19) he released a new single “Baller Alert” Feat. Migos, T.I. The single is off his new project, What Now? (The Mixtape), a tie-in for his upcoming stand-up comedy movie Kevin Hart: What Now?
Fast and Furious Actor Sung Kang Joins Starz’s Power
‘Fast and Furious’ Actor Sung Kang Joins Starz’s ‘Power’, actor Sung Kang has signed to join the cast of Power. The show is executive produced Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Courtney A. Kemp. Power was recently renewed for two season and airs on Sunday Nights. Details on Kang’s exact role on the show have not yet been disclosed. Power is produced by G-Unit Films and Television.
The Official Trailer For ‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’
Lifetime published the official trailer for ‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’. The film is based on the “Michel’le’s stint as the “First Lady of Ruthless Records, the shady business dealings that led to the downfall of her career, and the alleged domestic violence she endured while in a relationship with Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.” The movie will premiere on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.
Netflix’s Amanda Knox Official Trailer
Netflix has released the official trailer for its original documentary, Amanda Knox. Amanda Knox became notorious for the non-stop media attention she received following the trail,conviction and acquittal by Italian courts for the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kerche. Knox will premiere on Netflix on September 30.
Twitter Stops Counting Videos, Images and Polls Against Tweet Character Limit
In a tweet on Monday (9/19) Twitter announced that they were no longer counting videos, images and polls against the 140 character limit. Also exempt from the 140 character limit are quote tweets. Twitter is also working on a change to the way replies work so that “users will be able to reply to a number of users without adding individual user names to the actual tweets.”
Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
Pusha T & John Forte Perform At Historic Event At Calipatria State Prison For #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour
Via HipHopDX: In an unprecedented live music event at Calipatria State Prison, Pusha T and former Fugees producer John Forte performed yesterday (September 18) as part of California’s statewide #SchoolsNotPrisons tour.This marks the fourth stop on the historic arts and music excursion. The 2016 #SchoolsNotPrisons concert tour is an attempt to put an end to frivolous spending and instead, put the money into educational and health programs for inmates.