BOSEMAN, KING, LEE SCORE SAG AWARD NODS
NEW YORK (AP) – What a difference a day makes. After the Golden Globes shunned movies with mostly non-white casts for its top awards, those same films and performers did much better when the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced yesterday. The movies up for best ensemble are Regina King’s “One Night in Miami,” Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari.” The only production to get nods from both groups: Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The SAG Awards were also kinder to Chadwick Boseman, who died last summer of cancer. SAG nominated him for both his final two movies, “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” His only Golden Globes nod was for the Rainey film.
18-YEAR-OLD FACES CAPITAL MURDER CHARGE IN SHOOTING OF ACTOR EDDIE HASSELL
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) – A grand jury in Texas has put an 18-year-old in position to get the death penalty for the murder of actor Eddie Hassell. The panel has issued an indictment for D’Jon Antone (ahn-TOHN’), who was arrested days after Hassell was shot to death in Grand Prairie. Hassell is best known for his work on the NBC show “Surface” and in the 2010 movie “The Kids Are All Right.” Authorities say the actor left a female friend’s apartment to go to her car last November. Authorities say the suspect shot Hassell – and stole the vehicle.
THE WEEKND PROMISES A CLEAN HALFTIME SHOW
UNDATED (AP) – Some people use the weekend to clean up around the house. But when it comes to his Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd says he’s already cleaned up. He says he will tone down his act for Sunday. Instead of employing the graphic violence featured in his music videos and performances, The Weeknd says he will “keep it PG.” While he is telling us what won’t be in his show, he isn’t saying what will be. For that, The Weeknd says, you’ll have to tune in.
JAMES BROWN WILL SET SUPER BOWL RECORD
UNDATED (AP) – One Super Bowl record will be set hours before the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field Sunday. And that’s only fair, considering the mark is being set by the host of the pregame show. James Brown of CBS will host his 10th Super Bowl pregame. No one else has done more. Brown did the Super Bowl pregame in 2002, five months after 9/11. With the COVID-19 pandemic, political unrest and ex-president Donald Trump’s second impeachment set for next week, Brown says he hopes the game will be a unifying event.