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Kevin Hart, Eniko Parrish Reflect On Cheating Scandal In ‘Don’t F**k This Up’

The Netflix docuseries premiered on Dec. 27.

In the six-part Netflix documentary series, Don’t F**k This Up, Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish reflect on the cheating scandal that rocked their marriage. The episode, titled “What Happened in Vegas,” opens with Parrish revealing that she found out about her husband's infidelity via an anonymous direct message.

“I don't know who it was, they sent me an edited video of Kevin and another woman,” she recalled. “I was pregnant at the time...about 7-8 months pregnant. I was having breakfast, I opened my phone and immediately I just lost it. I called him crying, I'm like pissed. Right then and there I kept saying, 'How the f**k did you let that happen?'”

Although Parrish felt “publicly humiliated,” she drew strength from her then unborn son, Kenzo, and decided to stay in the marriage for the baby's sake.

“I think that's the only thing that really got me through,” she explained of maintaining a leveled head while pregnant.  “I wasn't ready at the time to just give up on my family. I wanted Kenzo to be able to know his dad and grow up, so it was a lot. It was a lot for me, but we've been through it, we've gone through it, we passed it and he's a better man now because of it. I'm happy that it kind of happened,” Parrish said though tears.

Hart added, “The affects that my reckless behavior had, it was crushing. That tore me up.”

 

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The docuseries features a bevy of behind-the-scenes moments between Hart and Parrish and the 40-year-old comedian's three children, as well as interactions with his HartBeat Productions team (including a heated argument between Hart and his personal trainer), backstory on his childhood, and his mother’s death from ovarian cancer.

The last of the six episodes addresses Hart’s anti-gay tweets and jokes from a 2009 stand-up comedy special that resurfaced after he was announced to host the Oscars in 2018. Hart stepped down from the hosting opportunity amid backlash. Don’t F**k This Up shares an alternate look at how Hart’s management team and staff reacted to his comments, and the subsequent backlash.

On Friday (Nov. 27), Hart took to Instagram to thank HartBeat, Netflix, Magical Elves, and everyone else behind the documentary, which he executive produced. “I just want to take the time to say thank you to all of the people that helped make this documentary special,” wrote Hart. “This is a ‘HartBeat Production’….this is my first time producing a show like this.”

“Words can’t explain how much I appreciate you guys!!!! I hope this inspires people to be themselves,” he continued. “At the end of the day we are all human...we aren’t robots...we all go thru s**t...it’s not about how many times you fall...it’s about how many times you get up!!!!!!”

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I just want to take the time to say thank you to all of the people that helped make this Documentary special....This is a “HartBeat Production”....this is my first time producing a show like this....Thank you @netflix for believing in me and allowing me to be transparent...Thank you Magical Elves...Major thank you to Alex who was my director & spent so much time with me & my family & my friends....you’re amazing. Major thank you to @rockpaperscissorseditorial .... Words can’t explain how much I appreciate you guys!!!! I hope this inspires people to be themselves...at the end of the day we are all human...we aren’t robots...we all go thru shit...it’s not about how many times you fall...it’s about how many times you get up!!!!!! #LiveLoveLaugh

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Esther Scott, the actress who appeared in Boyz n the Hood, Beverly Hills 90210, Full House, You Got Served and more, has passed away at age 66.

Scott died last Friday (Feb. 14), days after suffering an apparent heart attack. Her death was first reported on Tuesday (Feb. 18) by TMZ.

According to the site, Scott was found unconscious in her Santa Monica, Calif. home last Tuesday (Feb. 11) and remained hospitalized for several days before passing away on Valentine's Day surrounded by friends and family.

"She loved what she did. She would get stopped on the street often and people would recognize her -- but they didn't know her name," Scott's sister told the website. "Hopefully now people will remember her name, her work and the contributions she gave to the entertainment industry."

The Queens native began her career as a voice actress in the ‘80s series StarWars: Ewoks. Scott’s first credited feature film role was as grandmother to the character Tisha (played by Leonette Scott) in Boyz n the Hood.

Scott worked steadily throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s, following up her appearance in Boyz n the Hood with roles in Encino Man, Don Juan DeMarco, Illegal Blue, Species, The Craft, and Out to Sea.

Scott found success in both TV and film appearing as a judge in Austin Powers in Goldmember, a grandmother in You Got Served, as well as roles in Dreamgirls, Transformers, Gangster Squad, and The Birth of a Nation, The Steve Harvey Show, Party of Five, Ellen, Hart of Dixie, and Sister, Sister.

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Malcolm X’s Assassination To Be Reinvestigated After Docuseries Raises Questions

A documentary on Malcolm X’s assassination has prompted authorities to reexamine the case. In Who Killed Malcolm X? historian Abdur-Rahman Muhammad explores the many questions surrounding the death of one of history’s most pivotal figures. The six-part series originally aired on Fusion but has been gaining popularity since appearing on Netflix.

This February will mark the 55-year anniversary of Malcolm’s murder. The former Nation of Islam leader, who left the organization and changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was gunned down inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965. Three members of the NOI, Mujahid Abdul Halim, Muhammad Abdul Aziz and Khalil Islam, were convicted for the murder and sentenced to life in prison.

As noted by the Innocence Project, Aziz and Islam always maintained their innocence, while Halim confessed to partaking in the fatal shooting. In 1966, Halim testified that Aziz and Islam had “nothing to do” with the murder. In 1978, Halim identified four other men as co-conspirators. His confession was supported by FBI documents obtained by civil rights lawyer William Kunstler. Prosecutors in the original trial claimed to have been unaware of the documents and New York State Supreme Court Judge Harold Rothwax ultimately rejected a motion to vacate Aziz and Islam’s convictions. Rothwax died in 1997.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has since met with representatives from the Innocence Project “and associated counsel regarding the matter,” a spokesperson for the DA’s office said in an emailed statement, per NPR.

Although Islam died in 2009, Aziz, now 81, continues to fight to clear his name. He was freed on parole in 1985. The Innocence Project joined forces with civil rights attorney David Shanies to re-investigate Azis’s conviction. “We are grateful that District Attorney Vance quickly agreed to conduct a review of the conviction of Muhammad Aziz. Given the historical importance of this case and the fact that our client is 81 years old, we are especially encouraged that Mr. Vance has assigned two highly respected prosecutors, Peter Casolaro and Charles King, to work on this re-investigation,” the Innocence Project and Shanies said in a joint statement. “We look forward to working cooperatively with them to see that justice is done.”

Casolaro worked on the case of the Exonerated Five and King is a member of the Conviction Integrity Program of the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

As noted by the Innocence Project, there was no physical evidence linking Aziz or Islam to Malcolm’s murder. In fact, Aziz wasn’t even at the venue. The day of the murder, Aziz had returned home after being treated for a leg injury. He heard about Malcolm's assassination while listening to the radio that day, and has doctors and witnesses, to corroborate his story.

Watch the trailer for Who Killed Malcolm X? below.

 

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Ava DuVernay Named Director Of Nipsey Hussle Documentary For Netflix

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The announcement was made on Monday (Feb. 10), two weeks since DuVernay presented a musical tribute to the late rapper at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Hussle won two gramophones that evening: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Sung Performance.

In tribute to his birthday on August 15, the Emmy-award winning director shared a message on Twitter that expressed her gratitude for the interactions they had. "Grateful that he existed. Grateful we walked this vast earth at the same time," she wrote. "In the same city. Grateful that our paths crossed. Grateful for the work and wisdom he gave us."

For Nipsey. Ermias. Son. Brother. Partner. Friend. Artist. Champion. Grateful that he existed. Grateful we walked this vast earth at the same time. In the same city. Grateful that our paths crossed. Grateful for the work and wisdom he gave us. We miss you. Happy Birthday, Nip. xo pic.twitter.com/cNEZHUhiao

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 15, 2019

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