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As animated shows wise up to the fact that they probably shouldn’t have white people voicing characters of color, Family Guy has made a long-overdue recasting by hiring a replacement for Cleveland Brown, the show’s most prominent black character. Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.
Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast. Earlier this year, it resulted in Hank Azaria stepping down from voicing Apu to leave room for an actual Indian actor to voice the character.
Green Book was the biggest winner at the 2019 Golden Globes award, taking home plaques in the best comedy, best supporting actor and best screenplay categories.
Here are the nominees in key categories for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out today in Beverly Hills.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is second with eight nominations while Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ has seven nominations.
Sterling K Brown’s award season winning streak continued on Sunday at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
Angry protesters virtually shutdown Enugu metropolis Wednesday taking over some areas in continuation of the nationwide #EndSARS protest.
Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
Striker Leroy Sane is back in the Bayern Munich squad for Saturday’s match against Frankfurt after missing three games with a knee injury, coach Hansi Flick said on Friday.
Manchester City's flight to London had to be rerouted after a technical issue on the plane meant that they could not land at their scheduled destination.
The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), Mr Aniedi Ikoiwak, has disclosed that 10,000 adhoc staff have been trained and will be deployed during the Oct. 31 local government council elections in the state.