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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 09/20/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 09/20/2013

For movies opening Sept. 20, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Battle of the Year" (PG-13 for profanity and rude behavior) Musical drama about buddies (Laz Alonso and Josh Holloway) who assemble a talented, hip-hop dance team with dreams of bringing the B-Boy trophy back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years. Cast includes Chris Brown, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz.

"Prisoners" (R for pervasive profanity and disturbing violence) Hugh Jackman stars in this vigilante crime thriller as a desperate father who decides to take the law into his own hands after being frustrated by the detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) handling the investigation into the Thanksgiving Day kidnapping of his 6 year-old daughter (Erin Gerasimovich) and her best friend (Kyla Drew Simmons). With Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo.

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Hamilton delivers with don’t-sleep-on-me show

Hamilton delivers with don’t-sleep-on-me show

Never disappointed!

Those are words that comes to mind when I think of Anthony Hamilton being in concert. Although I have seen him before, He always delivers.

This time the venue was the downtown Cannon Center for the Performing Arts last Friday (Sept. 13). Marcus Dorris and Mix and Mingle Entertainment once again brought an evening to Memphis that I am glad I didn't sleep on and that I got to experience up close and personal.

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  • Written by Wendolyn Harrington-Cade/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Naomi Campbell, Iman call for an end to runway racism

Naomi Campbell, Iman call for an end to runway racism

LONDON – The girls strutting down the runway in The Savoy Hotel share many features – all are long-limbed, fine-boned and have glowing complexions. A silent army marching to the heavy music, past the front row A-listers peering out from behind their dark glasses.

But one girl is different: the only one with black skin in a battalion of white faces. Nadja is one of the few black models lucky enough to make this year's cut for London Fashion Week.

The lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry is a serious issue that needs to be tackled, according to supermodels Naomi Campbell and Iman, who this month launched a campaign to raise awareness of racism in the industry.

"The absence of people of color on the runways and photography reinforces to our young girls that they're not beautiful enough, that they're not acceptable enough," said Iman, model and wife of David Bowie, to CNN.

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  • Written by Florence Davey-Attlee/CNN

What’s new with Newt!

What’s new with Newt!

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich talks about his new duties as co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," a political talk show airing weekdays. (Check local listings).

Kam Williams: Hello, Mr. Speaker, I'm honored to have this opportunity. Thank you.

Newt Gingrich: Well, thank you, Kam. I'm delighted to have a chance to chat with you.

KW: What interested you in hosting "Crossfire?"

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Life after the f-word

Life after the f-word

It's been more than six years since Isaiah Washington was unceremoniously dropped from the hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy" for allegedly insulting co-star T.R. Knight with a derogatory gay slur. Since then, the actor has failed to secure a role as popular as Dr. Preston Burke, his character on the Shonda Rhimes-created medical drama, which is still on the air.

His role in "Blue Caprice" as John Allen Muhammad, the D.C. sniper who killed 10 people in 2002 and was executed for those crimes in 2009, might change all that. But according to an interview with Gawker, Washington says he felt the aftereffects of the "Grey's" scandal for a very long time.

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

John Legend marries swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen

John Legend marries swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen

Hate to break it to you, girls – and guys. John Legend tied the knot. To his model girlfriend. In Italy.

Legend, 34, married Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Chrissy Teigen, on Saturday in Lake Como.

The lovebirds' wedding comes as no surprise. Teigen keeps an online blog, where she posts recipes and tidbits about her life with the famed crooner.

Last September, she posted that it was their sixth anniversary.

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  • Written by Faith Karimi/CNN

Multiple fatalities in Navy Yard shooting; suspect dead, official says

Multiple fatalities in Navy Yard shooting; suspect dead, official says

A suspect is dead after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a senior Navy official said Monday.

Conflicting reports emerged about whether there was another shooter. Ed Zeigler, director of public affairs for Naval District Washington, told CNN earlier Monday that two suspected shooters were "down," but the senior Navy official could not confirm whether there was more than one gunman.

Multiple people were killed in the deadly shooting, Zeigler said, which sent police in SWAT team gear swarming to the scene.

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  • Written by Tom Cohen, Barbara Starr and Catherine E. Shoichet

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