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INTERVIEW: Ms. Pat talks Matt Damon, Ugly Grandchildren, and Her New Series on BET+

The Ms Pat Show premieres August 12th on BET+

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Miss Pat is a comedian, author, and actress. Her new BET+ Series, The Ms Pat Show, premieres August 12th.

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Music Lists

8 Forgotten R&B Groups

As the popularity of R&B faded, these groups were lost to history.

During the '90s and 2000s, R&B groups were among of the most popular and profitable acts in music.

Iconic groups like Boyz II Men, Jodeci, and TLC reshaped the landscape of Black music. Their powerful vocal arrangements, distinct personalities, and chart-topping singles not only earned them millions of fans across the globe but respect and recognition from their peers, as well.

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Culture Feature

11 Most Memorable "Chappelle's Show" Sketches

It's time to revisit some classics.

Dave Chappelle's groundbreaking sketch comedy series Chappelle's Show is returning to Netflix.

The show was removed from the platform after a clip of Dave's displeasure with not being compensated by ViacomCBS went viral. Netflix and Chappelle have a close working relationship and empathized with Dave by removing the show as a sign of good faith.

Now Chappelle announced that he'd been paid "millions of dollars" and thanked his fans for the support.

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Film News

"Coming 2 America": How to Follow Up a Classic

Hollywood's love of reboots doesn't have to be depressing.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in costume behind the scens of "Coming 2 America"

Eddie Murphy's 1988 movie Coming to America is the latest classic movie to get a Hollywood revival decades later.

At this point it's a familiar formula. Rather than investing any money in the risk of an original concept, a film studio will dig up a beloved movie—long after anyone was expecting anything out of it—and run it through the reboot assembly line.

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We all remember how mortified we felt in 2019 when Adam Levine and Travis Scott started bouncing around the stage together, Levine strumming a few power chords on the guitar, trying to excite a crowd that he knew was vehemently disinterested in him.

But the embarrassment we felt for the Maroon 5 frontman's dated rocker boy antics didn't distract us from seeing the performance in its shirtless, misogynistic entirety. There's a particular sort of dread that comes when celebrities clash–when fans' rose-tinted glasses come off and we witness something highly anticipated dissolve into a debacle. We can't look away, as much as we so desperately want to.

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Culture Feature

Best Celebrity Death Hoaxes, RANKED

Celebrity death hoaxes are pretty funny.

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Why would anybody want to make up a story about a celebrity dying, knowing fully well that it's a blatant lie?

Attention? Power? Notoriety? Such is the mystique of the celebrity death hoax, a bizarre practice whereby someone spreads a fake rumor about a famous person's death.

Of course, celebrity death hoaxes are easily dismissed, considering the fact that the celebrity in question is always alive. All the celebrity needs to do is, y'know, absolutely anything, and then everyone with a brain will think to themselves, "Oh, that celebrity can't send a tweet if he's dead, so he must be alive." But as long as they manage to last, celebrity death hoaxes can be a great source of entertainment–especially the unbelievably stupid ones.

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