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Netflix Holds Its Own In The Streaming Wars – For Now

Netflix had said it expected to add 7.6 million subscribers, and analysts thought the service would fare even better. The increase pales slightly next to the 8.9 million subscribers the service added in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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HU Receives $10M From Martha And Bruce Karsh

“We are grateful to Martha and Bruce Karsh for their transformative investment and support of  our students and our vision to create a diverse workforce of highly-skilled scholars equipped to take on careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA.

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Oscar Presenters To Include Regina King and Mahershala Ali

Last year’s winners were notably more diverse than this year’s field of acting nominees, which features just one performer of color: Cynthia Erivo of “Harriet.”

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Actor Will Smith Goes Undercover As Lyft Driver In Miami

Smith made one of his passengers FaceTime with his girlfriend during the trip after the man said his girlfriend watched the original movie weekly.

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At Sundance, An Annual Rebirth For American Movies

This year’s festival, in Park City, Utah, is not only its most inclusive edition yet — 44% of its 118 feature-length films were directed or co-directed by women, 34% were directed or co-directed by a person of color — but features a dynamic slate of proudly unconventional narrative and documentary films.

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Spike Lee Becomes First Black President of Cannes Festival Jury

“To me, the Cannes Film Festival (besides being the most important film festival in the world — no disrespect to anybody) has had a great impact on my film career. You could easily say Cannes changed the trajectory of who I became in world cinema,” said Lee.

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Beyonce’s Collection ‘Ivy Park’ Debuts This Week

“My team has worked hard with the Adidas team in bringing my vision to life for this first collection and I am grateful and proud. From the accessories to the clothes and footwear, I wanted to design and re-imagine pieces that serve as favorite armor for anyone who acknowledges the strength in their individual style and lives freely and boldly,” said Beyonce.

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Method Man Joins ‘Power’ Spin Off

“We are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of Power,” said executive producer Courtney Kemp.

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Rapper, Akon, Finalizes Plans for ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

Akon will officially start the development of his new city, “Akon City,” in his hometown of Senegal, West Africa.

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Season 4 Release Set For April 12

Insecure season 4 is available on April 12 on HBO.

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