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Black Lightning electrifies season two

Black Lightning returns on CW. Blog King, Mass Appeal BURBANK, Cali — Season two of “Black Lighting” has finally arrived on CW and you can anticipate even more fireworks (or electricity) in the most contemporary installment of the popular DC Comics series. If you recall, last season, Principal Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning portrayed by Cress Williams) and his occult children ...

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Cedric settin’ off ‘The Neighborhood’

The Neighborhood racist, but comical.  Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — Tadow, West Side! It’s never facile uprooting a family, especially when the migration entails deracinating your white kinship from a Midwestern suburb to the intransigent streets of urban Los Angeles. But that’s the racist challenge that awaits Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) in the new CBS sitcom “The Neighborhood.” ...

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Night School: Tryin’ to get your GED?

Kevin ‘n’ Tiffany study late night. Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — “You tryin’ to get your GED?” Malcolm D. Lee’s “Night School” has finally materialized at a theater near you and it would certainly be sapient to pack an extra pair of skivvies just in case you wet your pants. Diminutive comic Kevin Hart, 39, and Emmy winner Tiffany ...

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2018 Emmys: Last O.G. goes racial

Tracy Morgan is rootin’ for blacks. Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — On Monday night, restive funnyman Tracy Morgan showed his ass on national television by revealing his ethnological bias at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Only problem is nobody’s laughing. While bestowing the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series, the 49-year-old humorist told the Hollywood audience ...

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Rap Death Match: Cardi B vs. Nicki

Cardi B vs. Nicki hits lunacy level. Blog King, Mass Appeal NEW YORK — In 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi took off his shoes and threw them at President George Bush. Ten years later, we have another highly publicized shoe-hurling incident. In a bizarre development, 25-year-old Cardi B got into a thermal altercation with rap rival Nicki Minaj on Friday ...

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Empire season 5 the most feral ever?

Empire season 5 ready to rumble. Blog King, Mass Appeal CHICAGO — Renowned humorist Mark Twain once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Season 5 of Empire is on the radar and all sigils indicate the most contemporary installment of the Fox musical drama will indeed ...

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Claws arguably best crime drama

Claws leaves fans craving for more. Blog King, Mass Appeal NEW ORLEANS — Sunday’s season two finale of “Claws” will go down as an instant classic. Overall, everything was rock solid from screenplay to theatrics. Creator Eliot Laurence certainly saved his best for last. Empire’s Lee Daniels can learn plenty from him. My only contention is that we have to ...

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Will Smith Uncut: “I don’t give a f*ck”

Will Smith Uncut, Rapper opens up. Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — Veteran thespian Will Smith is approaching 50 and, at this juncture in life, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what you think. Once reticent, the 49-year-old rapper shocked many when he claimed he’s no longer married to Jada Pinkett Smith during a special holiday appearance on TIDAL’s ...

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Born This Way No. 4 expectin’ big things

Born This Way returns on A&E Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — They’re back and they’re bad. Season 4 of ‘Born This Way’ premieres Wednesday, August 15th on A&E with two episodes scheduled to air back-to-back each week for a month. In case you’ve been asleep the past three seasons, “Born This Way” is an Emmy award-winning docuseries that ...

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‘Orange is the New Black’ nearing conclusion?

Orange is the New Black nearing end? Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — “The animals, the animals, trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full.” Season six of “Orange is the New Black” premieres July 27th on Netflix. But, you may want to eschew binge-watching for now and instead savor the experience. That’s because there’s a good chance next ...

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