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Actress Kat Graham Who Plays Jada Pinkett Smith In New Tupac Movie Says Jada Trusts Her With The Role

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It is one thing to portray an individual in a movie who is not alive anymore. It is another thing to mimic someone who is still around to see and critique your performance might be a little more difficult.

Such is the case with 27-year old actress Kat Graham who plays Jada Pinkett Smith in the new Tupac movie that’s coming out. “People are like, ‘Jada’s gonna see this movie,’ and I was like, ‘Ugh, I hadn’t thought about that,'” Graham said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. However Graham said that Jada called and gave her blessings and told her she trust her with the role. “It’s nice to be trusted with something as profound as that, and I just want to do her justice,” Graham stated. The movie comes out on June 16th.

Source: http://www.etonline.com/movies/216934_kat_graham_dishes_on_playing_jada_pinkett_smith_tupac_biopic_i_ve_always_loved_this_woman/

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‘American Idol’ Officially Returning to TV, Picked Up by ABC

by Jackie Willis

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After 13 months being off the air and 15 seasons on Fox, American Idol will have a new premiere date and a new network. Read More

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Trayvon Martin Will Receive a Posthumous College Degree

Florida Memorial University will honor Martin with a bachelor’s degree at its upcoming commencement ceremony.

By: ARIA BENDIX

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New York protesters carry a sign of Trayvon Martin. Many of the protesters hold Skittles to signify the candy Martin purchased shortly before his death. Mike Segar / Reuters

Five years after his death, Trayvon Martin will receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University (FMU), the university announced Wednesday on its Facebook page. If Martin were alive today, he would be 22 years old—the same age as many college graduates. Read More

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‘All the Men Here Are Either on Drugs or Unemployed’

The disappearance of manufacturing and the rise of opioid abuse has hit men in the Rust Belt hard. That’s meant women are left to pick up the pieces.

By: ALANA SEMUELS

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Jason Cohn / Reuters

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—Heroin robbed Tracey Kemper-Hermann of her husband, and sometimes she misses him most when she’s trying to start her lawnmower. Her husband, Jason, had his own special trick to getting the finicky machine running, and since his death in 2014, the responsibility of cutting the grass has fallen to Kemper-Hermann. She’s accumulated other tasks too, like a sherpa adding more and more weight until her back might break. It’s not just figuring out how to support a family on one income. She has to change the flat tire on her daughter’s 2004 Dodge Neon, and navigate the difficulties of parenting, like deciding what to say when her daughter, now 17, comes downstairs wearing shorts that are just too short. “She’s a super good kid, but if she doesn’t come home when she’s supposed to, I think to him, ‘Why did you leave me alone with a teenager?’”

 

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