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Things get very kooky and spooky in the sequel to 2019’s animated reboot of “The Addams Family” (starring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, and Nick Kroll) that, at its best, was a wildly entertaining love letter to everyone’s favorite freaky family.

In the wild and crazy follow-up, we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.”

To reclaim their bond they decide to stuff Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters.

One of those characters is maniacal mad scientist ‘Cyrus Strange’ who wears an eerily Steve Jobsian turtleneck and has nefarious plans for Wednesday Addams–the key to his diabolical plot.

“Wednesday is such a strong character, and kind of the focal point of the family for a lot of audience members,” said Director Conrad Vernon about her big role in an interview with Looper.

Playing with this role that she might not be an Addams, it was really interesting, even if you never buy that she’s not an Addams. It was dramatic to actually see that she thought she might not be an Addams and she might leave the family, and then how much that hurts Gomez and Morticia. It’s a really good storyline, and I think it turned out really great.”

We caught up with Emmy-winning comedian Bill Hader who opened up about his turtleneck-wearing villain, joining the AddamsFamilyverse, celebrating Halloween and more in our interview you can view below:

“The Addams Family 2” is now playing in theaters and On Demand.

One of today’s most successful, and well-recognized global popping and Hip-Hop dancers is adding another feather to her already well-adorned cap; NATIONAL CHAMPION.

Angyil reacts to her win at Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals

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On Saturday, October 23rd, the premiere one-on-one street dance competition, Red Bull Dance Your Style, concluded its U.S. line-up, and a #BlackGirlMagic maker was victorious.

Genre-defying dancer Angela “Angyil” McNeal artistically and expertly popped, locked, and twirled her way to the top to become the national champion. The Kansas City, Missouri native will go on to represent the U.S. at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final in Johannesburg, South Africa taking place December 4 – 5 and streaming on Caffeine.tv.

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Angyil first caught the crowd’s attention during a pre-final qualifier on Friday, October 22nd at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theater where she competed as a wild card. According to Angyil, her wild card status was especially stressful because she had to “start from scratch” and push herself round after round to make an impact on bystanders. During Red Bull Dance Your Style, each dancer’s fate is left up to the crowd who vote via wristbands. Angyil competed against previous winners/established fan faves from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Memphis, and Miami.

Dance Your Style

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Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals

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“What was going through my head was, ‘How are you gonna push yourself through so many rounds between yesterday and today?’” Angyil told BOSSIP about her pre-final and final win. “I wanted to keep bringing something fresh and something new, and to keep bringing a new perspective of dance, especially with the audience. These are the people who were here yesterday at the pre-final. [Now] I feel inspired because after going nonstop for two days and pushing to get here [at the final], I’m excited to know exactly what I need to do to improve. “

Following an electrifying 15 rounds of unforgettable 1:1 battles, the last competition at the national final saw Angyil head to head with international popper Dassy Lee.

Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals

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Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals

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Unbeknownst to the audience, the ladies who put on a battle to tracks like Drake’s “In My Feelings” and “Win” by Jay Rock, are more than just fierce competitors; they’re friends and part of the same dance crew.

Angyil told BOSSIP that competing against someone she had reverence and respect for was a “beautiful moment.”

“It was crazy, I’m not sure if we’ve ever battled before,” said Angyil about Dassy. “We’ve been on the scene together for a long time. It’s cool but it was crazy because we both worked so hard and we both see each other every other weekend working hard so feel like I know exactly what she’s going through. She knows exactly what I’m going through, so it’s bigger.

“It was almost emotional because I know how hard we fight, how much we go through, and maybe the audience had no clue,” Angyil added to BOSSIP. “I’m looking across as we were battling and I’m recognizing her for all the work she’s done and all the work that we’ve done. So it was a beautiful moment because I feel like it was one of those situations where I just wanted her to flourish and I know that she wanted the same for me.”

Now after this enormous accolade Angyil, who told BOSSIP that she lives by a mantra of “keeping her head down and just working”, is hungry to succeed at the world final.

According to the dancer who attended the historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on a ballet internship and who dabbles in belly dancing and salsa, she’s ready to train to compete against the globe’s fellow top terpsichoreans. To do so, she’s focused on only two things because she’s adamant that the rest will follow.

“Working out and stamina,” Angyil told BOSSIP about her world final preparation. “One thing I’m grateful to God for is that I don’t lack creativity.”

We’ll be watching this creative’s next moves; will you?

Tune in to see Angyil during the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, which will begin in Johannesburg, South Africa, on December 4, via Livestream on Caffeine.tv.

MESS!

Reality Twitter is ablaze over RHOA spin-off “Porsha’s Family Matters” that follows Porsha and her smitten fiancé Simon Guobadia along with Porsha’s family and ex/baby daddy Dennis McKinley on an ill-fated trip filled with messy shenanigans, physical altercations and ugly cry faces.

Peep the first look below:

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The explosive trailer comes just weeks after Porsha confirmed her departure from RHOA after 10 years on the popular Bravo reality series where she became the fun-loving fave responsible for some of the show’s greatest moments.

“💕After ten life-changing, gratifying, incredible years, it is finally time to begin my next chapter. Next season, I will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise.

This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It’s one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it’s the right one.

I want to thank Bravo, Truly Original, and Andy Cohen for this opportunity, and all the show’s producers, editors, and assistants, for working tirelessly every day to create our show.

I have so much love and endless gratitude for my Bravo family and supporters. You’ve made the past decade a truly special one. One where I’ve dealt with unbelievable highs and unbelievable lows, and I can honestly say I would not have made it through some of them without the unconditional love and support I have gotten from all of you.

Don’t worry though, I’ll be back on your TV very soon 😉…”

As previously reported, Porsha dished on her spinoff while hosting Bravo’s Chat Room and detailed what to expect.

“So this ‘Family Show’ is everything,” said Porsha “It is a whole ‘nother side of me. You will get to see a lot where my personality comes from, the family dynamic, the blending of it all. We also took the whole family to Mexico.

Yes, everybody went to Mexico, and we went on this spiritual retreat. So my sister Lauren [Williams] is a spiritual guider [and] meditation goddess, and she was trying to bring some zen to the family while we’re trying to blend. And, um, yeah, let’s just say the trip wasn’t so zen, but you’ll see.”

Will you be tuning in to “Porsha’s Family Matters?” Tell us down below and peep the messiest reactions to the MESSY trailer on the flip.

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The director of Squid Game took issue with LeBron James’ comments about the show ending and wants to return the slander.

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

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While LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers struggled during the preseason, the highlight ended up being a single post-game interview.

After one interview, a hot mic caught LeBron and Anthony Davis chatting about the hit Netflix show Squid Game. Anthony Davis rushed over to see if LeBron finished the show, which he revealed he had before offering some thoughts about the ending.

At the end of the show, the main character turns around before boarding a jet to see his daughter. LeBron admitted that he hated that part of the show and wishes the kid wasn’t left hanging. The clip of the two talking about the show went viral, since everyone was dying for more memes and content about the show.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyukhis finally gave a response to LeBron, showing he was clearly bothered by the King’s comments.

“Have you seen Space Jam 2?, LeBron James is cool and can say what he wants. I respect that. I’m very thankful he watched the whole series.”

“But I wouldn’t change my ending,” he added. “That’s my ending. If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel. I’ll check it out and maybe send him a message saying, ‘I liked your whole show, except the ending.’”

You can clearly hear the hurt in his response. The funny part is, Hwang has already stated a sequel is something he really isn’t interested in doing. LeBron and SpringHill are always open to working, so maybe, if we are lucky, LeBron will take him up on that offer.

The Go-Go’s are among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, along with Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and others, being inducted on Oct. 30.

      

‘Shanti SZN

One thing about Ashanti, she’s going to travel and go ALL OUT as the undisputed Queen of Vacays who celebrated her 41st birthday in the Bahamas where she appeared to really enjoy herself while basking in sun-splashed paradise.

A year after living her best life in Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda for her Big 4-0, she continued her tropical tradition with her baddie besties who partied on land and sea without a care in the world.

At 41, ‘Shanti is one of the baddest in the game who recently spilled some of her priceless fitness secrets.

“It’s a combination of eating right, trying to eat well and getting to the gym whenever I can,” she revealed to Hip Hollywood.

I have two trainers, one on the west coast and one on the east coast, and trying to stay away from fried food.”

The “Foolish” singer dropped a few more gems in an interview with 11 Alive’s Francesa Ammeker.

“Oh my gosh, my daily diet?” I’m on a juice cleanse right now! It’s all plant-based, beyond burgers, asparagus, veggies, stuff like that. And I try to get in my crunches and jump rope in.”

As far as new music goes, you can expect her collab with one of the hottest producers in music sooner than later.

“I’m very excited to be releasing more music, she told Grammy.com. I think just for me, I’m at a point where I want to try different things. I love Afrobeats, I love reggae music, I love soca music. And as an artist, you want to fulfill your creative energy, you know? But I’m definitely getting back to my R&B roots. [Laughs.]

What’s your fave Ashanti-on-vacation moment? Tell us down below and enjoy a glimpse into her Bahamas birthday trip on the flip.

When this woman got a flat tire, Luke Bryan was the last person she expected to save the day.

      

All Time Low is speaking out after allegations of “inappropriate behavior” toward young fans, calling the claims “absolutely an unequivocally false.”

      

Legendary bluegrass musician Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers – whose blazing banjo was the first to play “Rocky Top” on record – died at age 84.

      

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"Dave Chappelle: Untitled" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Dave Chappelle has finally responded after being under intense heat for the trans jokes he told during his latest Netflix comedy special The Closer. Last week, Netflix headquarters was the site of an employee-organized protest in the form of #NetflixWalkout. LGTBQ+ employees and their allies garnered major social media and traditional media attention as they spoke out against Chappelle’s special in the face of other employees who walked out to support the embattled comedian.

Today, Chappelle took to Instagram to respond to the protest while also promoting dates for his upcoming comedy tour:

“It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees of Netflix and I refused. That is not true — if they had invited me I would have accepted it, although I am confused about what we would be speaking about,” Chappelle said in the video. “I said what I said, and boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. It seems like I’m the only one that can’t go to the office anymore.”

Peep the full video below.

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It will be very interesting to see if this conversation remains behind closed doors or if the aggrieved employees and or Chappelle would be willing to stand front and center and have this talk in a public forum. We won’t hold our breath but neither side should be afraid to let us all hear the dialogue as both have been very vocal about their stance.