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Throwback (2010) - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.

Poldark FACE … the boys are back in town! 

IT’S A BLACK TRANS WOMEN DOUBLEHEADER!

A reminder that on US broadcast network television tonight you can watch not one, but TWO dramas featuring black transgender woman characters – and this is mightily important – portrayed by black transgender actresses!

First at 9 pm ET/PT (or 8 pm CT/HT) on FOX-TV, it’s Lee Daniels’ STAR, co-starring Amiyah Scott (The Real Housewives Of Atlanta) as Cotton, the daughter of Carlotta (a shoutout to the famous Aussie showgirl?) Brown, who’s played by Queen Latifah. STAR also features “Miss Lawrence” Washington (Fashion Queens, Empire) as receptionist Miss Bruce (reportedly in transface).

Then switch over to CBS-TV at 10 pm ET/PT for the premier episode of the legal drama Doubt, starring Laverne Cox (#Metallica who?) as Harvard-educated lawyer Cameron Wirth. This show was created and is executive-produced by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy), parents to trans actor Tom Phelan (@tomphelan9) (The Fosters); one of its writers is novelist Imogen Binnie (@boredangry). And slated as guest stars are Angelica Ross (@missrosscreative), Jen Richards (@smartassjen) and Alexandra Grey. Via ioneglobalgrind on Wordpress

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“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” - Richard Bach

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“I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don’t bother sucking up, I already hate you, that’s not gonna change. Trauma protocol, phone lists, pagers. Nurses will page you, you answer every page at a run. A run, that’s rule number two. Your first shift starts now and lasts forty-eight hours. You’re interns, grunts, nobodies, bottom of the surgical food chain, you run labs, write orders, work every second night till you drop and don’t complain! On call rooms. Attendings hog them, sleep when you can, where you can, which brings me to rule number three, if I’m sleeping, don’t wake me, unless your patient is actually dying. Rule number four, the dying patient better not be dead when I get there, not only would you have killed someone, you would have also woke me for no good reason, we clear?”

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Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled S01E06 - Were You On The South Bank Show Last Night

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Donnie Darko [2001]

I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.

Plot: Donnie Darko doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank - a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie’s mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure.

Director: Richard Kelly

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Mary McDonnell (Rose Darko), Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross)

Writers: Richard Kelly