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Friends and co-stars pay tribute to ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday after a battle with colon cancer, was someone who on the big screen brought to life heroes like Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall and fictional ones, like the Black Panther.But upon news of his death, his colleagues and friends are paying tribute to someone they saw as a hero in his own right. A man who waged a private health battle for four years while producing the kind of powerful and important work some actors can only hope to produce in a lifetime much longer than the one Boseman was given.Below are some of their reflections.

Lena Waithe

“Gutted at the loss of you. We needed you now more than ever. I loved you, man. We all did. You will be missed.Our little black boys lost a superhero today.Black Panther has wings now. We all gained an angel.This man made sure our heroes would live on forever.Heroes like: Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown. You loved us.Let’s love on each other y’all.”– via Instagram

Sterling K. Brown

“I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here. Thank you for being a friend. You are loved. You will be missed.” — via Twitter

Chris Pratt

“My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul. ” — via Instagram

Don Cheadle

“i will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god … forever and ever …”– via Twitterhttps://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1299538219449552896&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F08%2F29%2Fentertainment%2Ftributes-chadwick-boseman%2Findex.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.” — via statement to CNN

Mark Ruffalo

“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.” — via Twitter

Kerry Washington

“A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power.” — via Instagram

Halle Berry

“Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles. You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman” — via Twitter

Lena Waithe

“Gutted at the loss of you. We needed you now more than ever. I loved you, man. We all did. You will be missed.Our little black boys lost a superhero today.Black Panther has wings now. We all gained an angel.This man made sure our heroes would live on forever.Heroes like: Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown. You loved us.Let’s love on each other y’all.”– via Instagram

Sterling K. Brown

“I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here. Thank you for being a friend. You are loved. You will be missed.” — via Twitter

Chris Pratt

“My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul. ” — via Instagram

Don Cheadle

“i will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god … forever and ever …”– via Twitterhttps://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1299538219449552896&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F08%2F29%2Fentertainment%2Ftributes-chadwick-boseman%2Findex.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.” — via statement to CNN

Mark Ruffalo

“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.” — via Twitter

Kerry Washington

“A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power.” — via Instagram

Halle Berry

“Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles. You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman” — via Twitter

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How Deven Powers Became Mr. Hollywood

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Deven Powers, also known as Mr. Hollywood, is the host of the LA Live Film Festival from 2018 to 2020, founder and CEO of the Black Film Festival Los Angeles. You can catch Mr. Hollywood on the cover of  Film Central Magazine’s The Bad Boyz of Hollywood, hosting “The Mr. Hollywood TV Show” on AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, and coming soon to Amazon Prime. Mr. Hollywood is becoming a voice that people are looking out for. 

But how did Deven Powers become Mr. Hollywood? Here’s his story. 

Born on February 27, 1983, in San Bernardino, California as Deven Lavale Purifoy, Mr. Hollywood was the 10th of 14th children. His father was a pastor and his mother a great gospel singer. 

Mr. Hollywood started playing the drums at the age of nine, and by 13, he was given his very first drum set by a member of the Legendary Gap Band, making him California’s State drummer in his church congregation. 

During his freshman year at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, CA, Deven joined the marching band which went on to win several Championships.

The First Step to His Career 

Before he became the founder and CEO of the Black Film Festival Los Angeles, Deven’s jump to fame came from hosting. 

“I got my start as an NBC News Radio Host on 102.3FM, 106.5FM, and 105.0AM in Redlands CA back in 2017 which later lead to me hosting the Mr. Hollywood TV Show, then the LA Live Film Festival, and the Film Fest Los Angeles,” Deven said.

Entering Show Business 

Other than hosting, Mr. Hollywood will also be starring in the upcoming film The Bad Boyz of Hollywood which is set for release by summer or fall of this year. 

According to Mr. Hollywood, their goal is to make the film available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other streaming networks for it to gain a larger audience from all around the world. 

“I [want to] follow in the footsteps of the great African-American filmmakers, directors, and actors that came before me,” Deven said. 

Putting God First

Being the son of a pastor and a gospel singer, Mr. Hollywood values his faith greatly. He even applies it to his career and this has helped him to remain humble despite his numerous accomplishments. 

“I learned to remain humble because what God gives, He can take away. I’ve learned that no matter how much success you obtain, no one is better than anyone else and that you have to always give back and inspire others. [Because] If I’m not making the lives of others better, then I’m not doing my job,” he said. 
For more information on Deven Powers, visit his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. You can also check him out on IMDb.

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5 keys to be an actor by Jr Michael

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Who does not know Jr Michael? He is a name of excellence and famous celebrity on social media. The American director, writer and actor is brought up in Queens, New York. He is popular for his astounding acting ability and aptitudes. He was born on 27th of June in 1981. Since his adolescence, he wanted to be an actor and he used to act in schools when he was only 10 years old. In 2004, he started his career and today he is a popular name in the glamorous world. For all his fans, he has given five key suggestions to consider, if anyone wants to be an actor. These are here.

1.       Focus

For Jr Michael, acting is a cycle that belongs to a person’s passion. It allows a person to test his expertise and skills. Acting is someone’s talent that is hidden inside everyone. You can call it a talent that an actor has inside him. If you are thinking of stepping into the acting industry, you must be clear at your considerations, focus and goals. With solidity and powerful perception, you will learn many things related to acting and improve your acting skills.

2.       Pursue

This is one of the most important factors that you need to focus and keep in mind. Acting industry is a world of glamour but it does not give 2nd chance to anyone. The majority of the people look for the single opportunity and most them fail to achieve their goal. You may face the failure but you should not leave pursuing your dreams. Most of the people spend more energy in chasing their dreams and ideas. They look reduces down pieces of data on electronic screens. People become desperate after a few attempts. One should fight against this hopelessness and come with a new hope. It can draw your creative mind and you will get the benefits of it.

3.       Tune in

You must be in touch with the latest trends in the acting industry. This world has brimmed with music. It loads with sounds online and on traditional media. Do not use your earphones and tune in with the new music. You will hear feelings, pictures and consideration. It is highly beneficial for making your strong career in the acting world. No doubt, music will influence you and you will learn many things.

4.       Become a fan

In the world, Netflix is a remarkable name among the other acting schools. You must watch the performances of others. You should view exhibitions of entertainers that you love the most. If certain scenes overwhelm you, watch them after rewinding them. It is one of the best ways to make you an expert at acting.

5.       Live a little

Acting is your passion and you must focus on it. Now, you need to observe the things and behaviors of others when you go out. Explore sentiments and ways to express their feelings. It will be the right way to make your popularity and will make your performance incredible.

The majority of people love to be actors and famous in this profession but it is not simple. But, it can be possible if you feel these strategies.

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K3CHOCOLATE: California’s INFLUENCER & RISING-STAR WITH OVER MILLIONS OF STREAMS ON YOUTUBE!

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Things You Should Know About KRISTINA URRIBARRES

Kristina Urribarres was born in Ukraine, but she’s half Ukrainian and half Cuban. She moved to the States at the age of 12 and went to school and college in Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University. While at University, she started her YouTube channel and has since worked with numerous makeup and fashion brands, including Fashion Nova, Insert Name Here and Honeybum. 

She decided to pursue the YouTube career after graduating college and made the move to Los Angeles by herself. Since then, she has amassed a large following on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram under the handle @k3chocolate. You may have seen her in viral Facebook videos with other creators, which have accumulated hundreds of millions of views on her K3chocolate page. 

Earlier in 2020, Kristina was hand-picked as one of only 6 ambassadors to represent the Los Angeles-based skincare brand, Derma E for the 2020/2021 year. Derma E specializes in environment-friendly and vegan skincare products. Kristina has been vegetarian since 2014 and supports environmental integrity, so it’s an amazing fit. 

Health and fitness is important to Kristina, especially after having an extreme case of Covid-19 earlier in 2020. Her favorite type of exercise is dance fitness. Kristina did cheerleading as a teenager and gymnastics as a child, but dancing was always her passion. Her favorite dance style is Latin, including salsa, bachata, cumbia and merengue. But she loves learning different styles like belly-dancing and hip-hop and mixing all styles into one final performance. Kristina’s grandfather, Ruben Urribarres, was the National Cuban Orchestra director and composer for over 40 years, so music is very close to her heart. 

Kristina became certified as a Zumba instructor years ago and is now a trainer for the new fitness app, Turbofit. She is one of just a dozen trainers on the app, alongside Corey Wharton and Cheyenne Floyd from MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “The Challenge.” The trainers on the app each have their own fitness niche, like boxing, weights, cycling, sculpting etc. and Kristina’s is dance fitness. After being bullied on the cheerleading team in high school, Kristina says she wants everyone in her fitness class to feel included. “I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re unwelcome or they’re not good enough. I want everyone to have fun while exercising,” she says. 

Aside from beauty and fitness, Kristina also hosts charities like “Babes In Toyland,” which hosts red carpet events to support the U.S. military, Christmas Toy Drives and animal shelters. Today Kristina is networking with big celebrities in LA and will be internationally known soon!

What’s your advice on how to start marketing someone’s YouTube and tik tok? And what kind of things should people not worry about even if their Goal doesn’t happen as soon as they want it to?

“Don’t wait for the “right time” because there will never be a “right time.” Getting started is the most important aspect of it, as well as staying consistent. Study the algorithms of the platform and collab with other creators because there are always new techniques  to learn from each other in this industry.”

Advice for people who want to start on their fitness journey? 

“Getting started with fitness is similar to social media because you have to just get started. Don’t wait until you’re at a certain weight or or think that you have to do a marathon or do a thousand crunches a day. A lot of people fall off their fitness routine because they set this impossible standard for themselves when in reality, every little bit goes a long way. Just getting up and doing some squats while you’re watching TV for 15 minutes is already a start. It all adds up in the end and you will see the results!”

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