Monthly Archives: February 2016

Chris Rock tackles #OscarsSoWhite controversy at 88th Academy Awards

Chris Rock tackles Oscars controversy. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — The 88th Academy Awards have been submerged in hot water ever since it was announced that, for the second consecutive year, all the acting nominees are white — triggering ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite‬ protests and demands for a boycott. As expected, host Chris Rock tackled the issue head on — quipping ...

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Brooklyn stripper mom facing multiple charges in daughter’s fiery death

Stripper charged in daughter’s death. Mass Appeal Wire Reports BROOKLYN — Leila Aquino, the unfit mother of the 2-year-old girl who burned to death in a raging inferno on Tuesday (Feb 23), is facing multiple charges. According to police reports, Leila has been charged with reckless endangerment and child endangerment. Aquino, 20, is an exotic dancer who left her daughter ...

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Taraji phones it in with Jimmy Fallon

Taraji comes clean with Jimmy Fallon. Mass Appeal Wire Reports NEW YORK — Empire’s Taraji P. Henson phoned it in (literally) during a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York on Wednesday. Taraji, who recently won a Golden Globe for her flamboyant role as Cookie Lyon, found herself in the middle of an acting game with ...

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Shining stars the theme at ABFF Awards

Lots of big winners at ABFF Awards. Mass Appeal Wire Reports BEVERLY HILLS — The American Black Film Festival Awards at the Beverly Hilton was saturated with excellence Sunday night — highlighted by the recognition of legendary actress Diahann Carroll who won the Hollywood Legacy Award. Kansas City native Don Cheadle attended the star-studded ceremony, along with Jamie Foxx, Pharrell ...

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Prince remembers ex-girlfriend and late protégé Vanity during Australian concert

Prince pays tribute to protégé Vanity. Mass Appeal Wire Reports MELBOURNE — During Tuesday’s concert in Australia, renowned music innovator Prince paid homage to his ex-girlfriend and late protégé — Vanity (legal name Denise Katrina Matthews) — who passed away amid complications from kidney failure and an abdominal illness. She was 57. Prince found out about Vanity’s death on Monday (Feb ...

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Win free tickets to the dirty cop thriller “Triple 9” starring Woody Harrelson

Win 50 free movie tickets to Triple 9. Mass Appeal Wire Reports KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here’s another ticket giveaway! The Mass Appeal Network is giving away 50 free tickets to the action-packed thriller “Triple 9” starring Oscar®-nominees Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck, along with Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Anthony Mackie. The advance screening will ...

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