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The CBS show All Rise is not letting the coronavirus stop its storytelling.

According to Shadow and Act, a special pandemic-themed episode of the show is set to air May 4. The whole episode was remotely filmed and edited using teleconferencing technology like Zoom, WebEx and FaceTime.

According to TV Line, the executive producer, Len Goldstein, explained that leaving the show with its April 13 episode “didn’t quite feel like the exact way to end the season” in the midst of the pandemic.

“Because our show deals with the justice system and all sorts of issues that our characters face with the justice system, this lent itself in a way to tell a story about a contemporary issue, and what was more contemporary than this?” he explained. “And because our characters are also a community of people that work together, in addition to just people who do their jobs, much like us and like anybody, we were guessing that they would be curious what was happening, and they wanted to check in with each other.”

The episode will follow Judge Lola Carmichael, played by Simone Missick, as she makes efforts to try a case remotely. Meanwhile, her colleagues and friends are trying to weather the new normal that the coronavirus has caused.

A preview of the episode was posted to Twitter, which you can check out below.

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Since the arrival of the Michael Jordan Doc, The  Last Dance, the hot takes have been flying.

Sports fanatics have been loving every minute of the ESPN x Netflix sports documentary, The Last Dance that is giving us a rare behind the scenes look of Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls final championship run. Since it premiered, the takes and hypotheticals have been flying. This now leads us to Michael Jordan’s agent during his playing days, David Falk.

The long-time veteran agent hopped on 106.7 FM’s The Junkies on NBC Sports Washington on Wednesday (Apr.29) for an eye-brow raising interview where he some interesting things to say. During the conversation, he added his two cents on the barbershop debate on whether Jordan would dominate in today’s NBA. His answer, of course, was yes and that MJ would average 50-60 points.

“With virtually zero defense, no hand-checking, I think if Jordan played today; if he was in his prime in today’s rules, I think he’d average between 50 and 60 a game. I think he’d shoot 75% from the floor. If you couldn’t hand-check him, he would be completely unstoppable.”

“Now that I watch [the documentary], I realize that, unless you’re legally blind, you can’t possibly think that there’s another player who ever played the game that’s remotely in the league that he’s in. Nobody.”

He wasn’t finished either. Falk also alluded that Jordan’s wingman, Scottie Pippen was jealous of the goat, putting into question Pip’s toughness and competitive drive.

“Pippen has a certain level of jealousy towards Michael. He has said recently many times he thinks LeBron’s a better player. Now, if you’re Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan made your career, completely made your career; even if you think that, keep it to yourself.”

“Scottie’s problem, as the documentary points out in so many different places after the episodes you’ve seen, is that he wasn’t a great competitor. There were times for silly reasons. The migraine; you think that Michael Jordan [would do that] unless he had his leg amputated?” 

Interesting, again, all hot takes, of course. We can’t wait to see episodes 5-6 of The Last Dance on Sunday (Apr.3). You can peep a sneak peek where Jordan talks about the night he shed blood while rocking a pair of Jordan 1s that were a size too small.


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Ja Rule and 50 Cent have been beefing for ages at this point, so when Hip-Hop fans floated the idea of the longtime enemies going head-to-head in a Verzuz battle, we knew that probably wasn’t going to fly. Hosted by Swizz Beats and Timbaland, Verzuz is an Instagram Live series that sees some of music’s most prominent names go up against one another. For the most part, the battles have been friendly and I think we can all agree that 50 vs. Ja would be anything but.

In a series of since-deleted tweets, however, Ja seemed to want to set the record straight and let overzealous fans know he could win in a hypothetical battle against the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper. “Y’all gone STOP with this false narrative that 50 killed me lmao when I went up against 50, Em, G-Unit, D-12, Busta, DMX, Dr. Dre, and FBI at the same time,” he wrote according to screenshots, adding “Lmao let’s talk about it… I speak NOTHING but truth… Never no cap.”

Prior to these tweets, Ja let it be known he’s against the idea of battling 50, saying he didn’t want to disrespect Timbaland and Swizz’s Verzuz platform, which we can understand.

But all that being said, I don’t think there’s one Hip-Hop lover who would agree with his opinion that 50 didn’t kill him musically back in the early ’00s. In an old interview with Hot 97, Ja talked about the downfall of Murder Inc., and dealing with the Feds and beef with 50 Cent simultaneously. He and Irv admitted to “taking an L,” regardless of the reason.

“We took the L. But you know what, people take Ls,” Irv said. “It’s not the L. It’s what you do and if you keep swinging and keep fighting.”

“It was a lot going on in that time frame,” Ja added when Angie Martinez asked why it went down how it did. “You got the federal indictment. Here’s what it is — it was orchestrated very well. He was a part of the juggernauts at that moment… Eminem, Dre, they were very, very big in what they were doing as well. So, as we were big over on our side they were also big on their side. And, as everything started to crumble for us as far as we didn’t have a label as a home anymore, you understand? There was a lot of things that were falling apart for us. It was easy for him to get people to turn on… and there was things that were behind the scenes that y’all don’t see that also made us seem more irrelevant — like, we couldn’t go to awards shows.”

Revisit that moment below and let us know who you think won back in the early ’00s. Ultimately, are y’all trying to watch Ja and 50 go at it on IG Live? Chime in.

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JoJo’s new album good to know is set for release Friday and the singer is opening up about the steps she took to face her issues head on. In a revealing interview with PEOPLE the singer opens up about dealing with depression for the last decade, using alcohol to cope and taking a break from sex while she worked on music.

After being diagnosed with clinical depression 10 years ago, JoJo – born Joanna Levesque, has been managing her mental health for years with a combination of therapy, antidepressants, exercise, yoga and journaling.

“I’ve been going to therapy since I was 18. I had more weight on my shoulders than I could bear,” says the singer. “I would talk to my therapist once a week, and now it’s kind of as needed, but it’s really nice to have that impartial and professional opinion. I’m very fortunate that I could do that.”

Unfortunately, at time she also fell into some unhealthy coping mechanisms, like drinking to blackouts. Today she says she no longer drinks to avoid her problems.

“There have been periods of time where I have consciously not drank, but I’m not sober — my relationship with alcohol is different now,” she says. “I don’t drink to escape.”

On ‘good to know’ she sings about an incident in the not-so-distant past when she cheated on her boyfriend at the time while intoxicated.

“I self-sabotaged because I didn’t feel worthy of a loving, lasting relationship,” JoJo says. “I didn’t love myself. I am actively practicing self-love. It’s not just something you arrive at — I need to really work at it.”

“The album just finds me processing and getting to a place of realizing I’ve never been alone my whole adult life. I’ve always been in a relationship with somebody, and I was delaying a really important part of becoming an adult, which is being independent,” she says.

As part of that independence, JoJo opted not to have sex during the 10 months while she worked on ‘good to know’.

“I would go out on dates, but I loved saying, ‘Okay, good night,’” JoJo said.

The singer also spoke about her new album art and it’s orange color revealing that the hue was inspired by newly acquired knowledge about chakras.

“I’m just learning about the chakras now, but our creativity and our sexuality is in the same place in our bodies, and it’s the energy center, and I believe that it’s represented by the color orange, which is this color I’m obsessed with right now,” she says, confirming the meaning behind her orange Good to Know cover. “I wanted to keep all of that good energy for myself and not share it with anybody else.”

We love how this quote directly relates to her single “Lonely Hearts” which just happens to be one of our favorite cuts off ‘good to know’. Check out the Zelda Williams directed visuals for the track below:

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She seems like she’s in both the best physical AND mental space of her life! Loving how her self work has led to some really great music too.

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The entire nation has been benched until we get this deadly outbreak of coronavirus under control, which means young people are missing out on any celebration that involves socializing — graduation ceremonies included.

Being the thoughtful guy that we’ve known him to be, LeBron is doing what he can to help high school seniors observe the long-celebrated milestone. “Working on something special for you high school class of 2020! See you May 16th!!,” the L.A. Laker tweeted, alongside a high school photo and the official website for the event he mentioned.

Upon visiting that website, fans are informed that the famed athlete has been planning a national, virtual graduation ceremony.

“The Class of 2020 is redefining high school graduation with a first-of-its-kind national ceremony. So get ready to go big while you’re at home—because this one-hour primetime national graduation celebration is all about YOU,” GraduateTogether2020.com announced, also inviting students to submit suggestions on what they’d like to see at the ceremony and more.

Deadline shared some details on what to expect when they ceremony airs:

“The one-hour special, called Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, will air simultaneously across ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC and on an array of digital platforms — including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, PeopleTV and Complex Networks. Curated by high school students and educators throughout the country with the support of the American Federation of Teachers, this national commercial-free broadcast will include a collection of commencement addresses, celebrity performances and inspirational vignettes. Suggestions and stories are already being collected via GraduateTogether2020.com.”

Throughout his career, the I Promise School founder has always done what he could to support young people — students, especially. We are ecstatic that he is organizing this baller ceremony for the class of 2020. Stay tuned!

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