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Usher & Forest Whitaker Share a Laugh at 'Burden' Atlanta Screening

Usher and Forest Whitaker have a moment at a screening of their film Burden!

The co-stars, ages 41 and 58, respectively, hit the red carpet at the event held at The Plaza Theatre on Monday (March 2) in Atlanta.

They were joined by their castmates including Crystal Fox, writer/director Andrew Heckler, and more.

Also in attendance were rappers T.I., Lil Yachty, and Jermaine Dupri, as well as Usher‘s mom Jonetta Patton.

Here’s the synopsis for Burden, currently in select theaters: “When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy’s congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs.”

It continues, “After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community.” Watch the trailer.

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Jennifer Hudson Carries Hot Water Bag on 'Respect' Set

Jennifer Hudson holds on tight to a hot water bag to keep warm in the frigid temperatures while filming Respect in New York City on Friday (February 14).

The 38-year-old actress was seen filming in two brightly colored dresses alongside Forest Whitaker, who will play her father in the Aretha Franklin biopic.

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“I feel overwhelmed,” Jennifer recently shared with As If magazine about the responsibility taking on the role of the iconic late singer. “To take on the lifespan of the career and legacy of this iconic figure is a huge responsibility.”

She added that she’s “trying to pay as much homage to her as I possibly can.”

See what else Jennifer shared about playing Aretha in the film!

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Garrett Hedlund Stars in Powerful First 'Burden' Trailer - Watch Now

Garrett Hedlund is looking for redemption in the powerful first trailer for Burden.

The 35-year-old actor stars in the film, which was inspired by the true life story of Mike Burden, a former Ku Klux Klan member who attempts to break free when the girl he falls in love with pleads with him to escape.

Mike tries to make a better life for himself with the help of an African-American Baptist minister, who offers him a place in his home when he ends up on the street.

The film also stars Forest Whitaker.

Burden hits theaters on February 28, 2020.

Watch the entire Burden trailer below…

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness Host Global Citizen Festival 2019!

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness step out for hosting duties at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday (September 28) at Central Park in New York City.

The married couple hosted the event, which is continuing its mission to end extreme poverty around the globe, by 2030.

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Other stars making appearances at the festival included Rachel Brosnahan, Anna Kendrick, Becky G, Kal Penn, Katie Holmes, Bill Nye, Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox, Chris Noth, and Shannon Elizabeth.

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Amazon Super Bowl Commercial 2019: Harrison Ford & Forest Whitaker Have Alexa Troubles!

Forest Whitaker brushes his teeth with an Alexa toothbrush in Amazon’s 2019 Super Bowl Commercial.

The legendary actor tells Alexa to play a podcast on his brush but when he puts it in his mouth, the sound goes away.

Amazon’s commercial tagline is, “We’re putting Alexa in more stuff now… But let’s just say not everything makes the cut.”

Also in the commercial are Harrison Ford, and Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.

Check out last year’s Amazon Super Bowl commercial which featured Leslie Jones and JB Smoove!

Look Back at the SAG Awards Red Carpet From 10 Years Ago

The 2019 SAG Awards are set to air tonight and we’re taking a look back at what the show looked like 10 years ago!

The show saw Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Hugh Laurie, Sally Field, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and more taking home awards.

Also seen walking the red carpet were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Michael C. Hall, Steve Carell, Emile Hirsch, Amy Poehler with Will Arnett, Dev Patel, James Earl Jones, Susan Sarandon, Eric McCormack, Forest Whitaker, Josh Brolin, Taye Diggs, and more.

Check out all the photos from the 2009 SAG Awards in the gallery, and be sure to tune into the 2019 SAG Awards tonight!

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Amazon Recruits Harrison Ford, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer For Super Bowl Commercial

Amazon has recruited some familiar faces for their Amazon Beta Testing Program!

In previews for their upcoming Super Bowl commercial, Harrison Ford and some other celebs test out Amazon’s latest Alexa-enabled technologies.

Harrison is joined by Forest Whitaker, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as well as astronaut brothers Mark and Scott Kelly.

“I hate this already,” Harrison says in the video.

To find out what happens next, fans will have to watch the full commercial during the game on February 3rd.

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