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Legend Guests On Legendary Show, From Wakanda to Boston’s Underworld & LL Needs a Beat :Black Hollywood Wrap Up

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John Legend Guest Stars On Hit TV Show For Season 4    The “All of Me” singer joins the cast of NBC’s hit show “This Is Us” for a special guest appearance.  Viewers of Sunday’s 2020 Golden Globes awards show got a sneak peek of the 41-year-old singer in a  preview that gave us a quick glimpse of Legend sitting at the piano. We still don’t know much about Legend’s role though it appears he might be playing himself or at least a musician. We’re not the only ones confused about Legend’s role. Wife Chrissy Teigen tweeted “I had no idea until now and still don’t get it? his song or himself?”.  Aside from the sneak peek and confirming the “Voice” coach will be guest-starring on the acclaimed show, NBC isn’t saying much.  “This Is Us” airs Tuesdays on NBC and also stars  Phylicia Rashad and Omar Epps.

Winston Duke Unravelling Murder Mystery In New Netflix Drama  Duke first stole the audience’s heart on our first journey to Wakanda in 2018.  Starring as M’Baku the leader of the Jabari tribe in Marvel’s “Black Panther”, Duke made the character fierce and loveable.    His next big role finds him far removed from the royalty of Wakanda and drops him in a seedy criminal underworld where a murder has taken place. Duke joins Mark Wahlberg in the suspense “Spenser Confidential”.   The film centers around ex-cop Spenser (Wahlberg) and Hawk (Duke) a would-be MMA fighter who go from fighting each other in the ring to teaming up to fight to solve a double murder. “Spenser Confidential” streams on Netflix March 6.

LL Still “Needs A Beat”  LL Cool J Between roles on the big screen and his weekly role for the last decade as Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS police procedural “NCIS: Los Angeles”, LL has been a pretty busy guy.  But looks like 2020 is the year the rapper turned TV star is going back to his roots. At the end of December, LL shared this little announcement with his fandom…

In a followup post, LL added, “I’m putting this new album out on @defjam”–a move that takes us back to where it all started for LL.  Def Jam signed LL to his first contract in the music industry back in 1984 which led to the release of his first official hit “I Need a Beat”.  LL’s last studio album “Authentic” was released seven years ago and got mixed reviews.  It debuted at #23 on Billboard 200 and steadily declined in sales over the next three weeks before toping at 26k sales total.  “Authentic” was the only album where LL strayed from Def Jams, so maybe he’s hoping to tap back into the magic he made there to produce hits like “Mama Said Knock You Out” and “Going Back To Cali”.  No word on a date release for the project, but LL says he’s working with Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest).

For this week’s look at some of the latest moves and new movies for some of your favorite Hollywood celebs, that’s a wrap!

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    NBA is fixed

    January 9, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    John Legend is married to a white woman!

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    Shawn J.

    January 8, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Did I say “no”? I meant to say that LL still rocks NOW!

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    Shawn J.

    January 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    In my (rather)honest opinion, LL Cool J rocked as an entertainer then, and he still rocks as an entertainer no! He is the G.O.A.T. (The Greatest Of All Time)!!

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