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‘Genius: Aretha’ Trailer: Cynthia Erivo is the Queen of Soul

The new season of Genius shines the spotlight on Aretha Franklin, with Cynthia Erivo playing the legendary singer. The series is the first of two different dramatized portraits of Franklin’s life, the second being the upcoming movie Respect starring Jennifer Hudson. Genius: Aretha will explore Franklin’s life and career, and has the distinction of being […]

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Cynthia Erivo Becomes The Queen Of Soul In First Teaser For ‘Genius: Aretha’

After earningan Oscar nomination for playing Harriet Tubman, and right in time for theawards ceremony tomorrow night, we’re now getting our first look at CynthiaErivo playing none other than Aretha Franklin in season three of the NationalGeographic anthology biopic, “Genius.”Read More: ‘McQueen’ Director Brought On To Helm Marianne Faithfull Biopic Starring Lucy BoyntonErivo has provenherself […]

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Watch the First Trailer of Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius: Aretha’

National Geographic and Fox 21 Television studios have just released the first look teaser trailer for the upcoming anthology series Genius: Aretha, starring Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo as the iconic singer Aretha Franklin. The 8-part series will premiere over four consecutive nights beginning this Memorial Day, May 25. The trailer is brief (it is […]

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Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’: Cynthia Erivo Is Singing All Her Songs Live to Camera

Taking a page out of Netflix’s playbook, National Geographic will premiere “Genius: Aretha” just before the Emmy qualifying deadline. “Genius” Season 3, starring Cynthia Erivo as the legendary musician, has set a Memorial Day 2020 release date, debuting four episodes on consecutive nights starting Monday, May 25.Those four episodes are key. Emmy rules require at […]

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Jamie Foxx Was an ‘Embarrassment’ During ‘Ray’ Oscar Season, Until Oprah and Sidney Poitier Intervened — Tribeca

Jamie Foxx got brutally honest during a sit-down at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival about the awards season he spent campaigning for “Ray.” The hourlong conversation, moderated by “Genius” news anchor Jacques Morel, found the Oscar winner looking back at his career in film, music, and television, but the most surprising tidbit came when Foxx […]

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Sally Hawkins Executive Producing Psychological Thriller ‘Cordelia’ (Exclusive)

Sally Hawkins, the Oscar-nominated star of “The Shape of Water,” will take her first executive producer role, on “Cordelia,” a psychological thriller about a young woman who is haunted by past events and who starts to unravel when left alone in her apartment.Antonia Campbell-Hughes (“Lead Balloon”) stars as Cordelia. She co-wrote the screenplay for the […]

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John Oliver Still Can’t Believe Dustin Hoffman Wasn’t Expecting To Be Grilled Over Harassment Allegations

John Oliver is still surprised that Dustin Hoffman didn’t know what was coming. Oliver interviewed Hoffman as part of a panel in December celebrating the 20th anniversary of Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog,” and the HBO host thought the topic of the movie itself made the question relevant.“It just felt it would have been weird […]

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