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Successful doctor, Raven Fields, finds herself drowning in work and looks to hire an assistant to help with her day-to-day. Taking a chance on a young and cheery woman, Raven believes she’s found the perfect person until assistance turns into obsession, and she risks losing everything, including her life.

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Tubi to Launch Four New Original Black Cinema Thrillers From Footage Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Tubi is set to launch four new original Black cinema thrillers from Footage Films: “The Assistant,” “Best Friend,” “You’re Not Alone” and “No Way Out.”

The four upcoming thrillers are directed by Christopher B. Stokes (“You Got Served,” “The Stepmother”) from scripts the filmmaker co-wrote with Marques Houston. Stokes and Houston also serve as executive producers on the films, with Footage Films president Juanita Stokes as producer. Tubi has previously worked with Footage Films on several original films, including “The Stepmother” and “The Stepmother 2.”

Per the logline, “The Assistant” follows doctor Raven Fields (Erica Mena) who “finds herself drowning in work and looks to hire an assistant to help with her day-to-day. Taking a chance on a young and cheery woman, Raven believes she’s found the perfect person until assistance turns into obsession, and she risks losing everything, including her life.” In addition to Mena, the film stars Parker McKenna Posey, Flex Alexander, Erica Hubbard, Ray Cunningham, Herb Kimble and Billi King. “The Assistant” premieres Jan. 20.

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Pelé, Greatest Soccer Player of All Time Who Helped Make The Game A Global Staple, Dies At 82

The Brazilian footballer was a teenage phenom who rose to greatness during three consecutive World Cups had been fighting cancer.

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International soccer legend Pelé’ died  Thursday (Dec. 29), after a battle with cancer which he had suffered with since a Sept. 2021 diagnosis, CBS Sports reported. He was 82.

His daughter, Kely Cristina Nascimento, posted an Instagram message to his account confirming his passing.

She also posted an Instagram tribute to her father in Portuguese, saying: “Everything we are is because of you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”

Pelé was admitted to Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 29 to treat a respiratory infection and to decide on how to move forward with the chemotherapy treatment he had been receiving for the past year. But doctors said his cancer had progressed and he was also dealing with kidney and heart illnesses as well.

Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, and named “Player of the Century” by FIFA in 2000. (an honor he shared controversially with the late Argentinian soccer icon Diego Marodona), Pelé has remained one of the most recognizable athletes of the last several decades, representing the most popular spectator sport in the world.

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Joyce Bryant Known As ‘The Black Marilyn Monroe’ Dies At 95

Joyce Bryant, often referred as the “Black Marilyn Monroe,” has died at 95.

The death of 1940s singer and actress who also went by the moniker “The Bronze Blond Bombshell” was confirmed by her niece on Bryant’s official Instagram page on Monday (Nov. 21).

“What a woman she was I will share our journey soon and please don’t forget auntie she loves each and everyone of you,” the post captioned in part.

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Bryant rose to sultry sex symbol status and was recognized for her low-cut mermaid gowns, striking hair and iconic vocals.

Also known for her activism, Bryant fought against racial inequality and soon broke boundaries as the first Black performer in several high-profile venues like the Miami Beach Hotel and Casino Royal.

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Rest In Peace: Singer Aaron Carter Passes Away At 34

Aaron Carter, pop singer, reality actor, and famous younger brother to Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has passed away at the age of 34 at his California home.

The pop singer’s death was confirmed by a TMZ reports.

Aaron Carter Passes Away After Drowning In Bathtub: Reports

The outlet reported that Carter was found dead at his home in Lancaster, reportedly after drowning in his bathtub.

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Tubi Orders ‘The Stepmother 2’ From Marques Houston & Chris Stokes; Erica Mena To Reprise Role

By Rosy Cordero – November 1, 2022 9:00am

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Erica Mena, Marques Houston & Chris Stokes | Erick Robinson/Miya Houston

EXCLUSIVE: Tubi has greenlit the original thriller The Stepmother 2 from Marques Houston and Chris Stokes, a sequel to The Stepmother, with Erica Mena portraying Elizabeth Carter/Diana Valdez. The project is slated to premiere in December.

The Stepmother 2 picks up after Elizabeth, a woman with dissociative identity disorder, cheats death in a showdown with the Linbrook family, as she breaks free from the hospital with a new mission— find a new family and live happily ever after. Yet, as much as she longs for normalcy, she can’t escape her tormented past and will fight to protect her fairy tale at all costs.

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Migos: Takeoff shot dead in Houston aged 28

Written by Shaad D’Souza

Takeoff (L) with Quavo. Photograph: Stéphane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images

Takeoff, the third member of Migos alongside the rappers Quavo and Offset, has died. The 28-year-old rapper, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot at a bowling alley in Houston where he and Quavo were playing dice around 2.30am; Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people on the premises were shot and taken to hospital while Quavo was unharmed. TMZ first reported the news, which was later confirmed by a local Houston outlet, this morning.

On Twitter, friends and admirers paid tribute to the late rapper. “I remember Takeoff being a very down to earth, cool dude,” wrote boxer Chris Eubank Jr. “Can’t believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry.”

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