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For the Love of Felicia

For the Love of Felicia (Part 1)

“Terrence, why do you have to leave? When are you going to move in with me and your baby boy?”

“Why do you do this every time I come over?” Terrence asked. “You about to make me stop coming over here at all, Felicia!” he said sounding irritated.

Attempting to ease the tension that was created, Felicia softly responded, “I’m sorry, baby. It’s just that I miss you when you’re gone and I’m ready for us to be a family. You know how much I love you. And your son needs you around on a consistent basis.”

Walking up and leaning down to kiss Felicia on the forehead, Terrence said, “I love both of you too. You already know what I’m dealing with. Don’t pressure me as if I don’t want to be here. I gotta go. I will be back soon.”

“Ok, Terrence,” Felicia sadly replied. She reached out to grab Terrence for a hug but he quickly walked to the front door and left.

With Terrence gone, Felicia went to check on her 7-month old son, Terrence Hakim Jones, Jr., named after his 32-year old father. TJ was happily playing with the toys on his play mat, in his playpen, oblivious to the reckless behavior of his parents. As Felicia watched TJ play, she wondered when Terrence would be back again. She never knew when he was coming until he showed up. Sometimes he would be there every day of the week, then other times he would stay gone for weeks at a time.

Before Felicia could completely zone out, her cell phone started ringing. She grabbed it from the kitchen counter and answered it once she saw who it was. “Hey, girl. How are you doing?”

“I think I’m doing better than you sound,” her best friend Jessica responded. “What’s wrong with you? Or do I even have to ask?”

“Girl, you already know. Terrence just left,” Felicia miserably said.

“For real, when are you going to leave his butt alone? He was no good when you started messing with him and still no good. Just because you guys had my beautiful nephew, TJ, that doesn’t make him good now.”

“But he said that what me and him have is different from what he is used to going through. And the way he treats me, I believe him.”

“Which is part of your problem, Felicia. How is it different? How does he treat you? He goes home to a long-time girlfriend and their three kids. Aside from her, he has two other kids by two other women. Who knows how many more are out there? You should have never gotten involved with him. Just because you have a kid, that doesn’t mean you have to stay with this dude. Well, you ain’t even together, so I really don’t know what you are doing.”

All Felicia could ask was, “Why are you always lecturing me?” Deep down, she knew that her best friend’s words were true.

“Because I love you, girl! You know you’re the sister I never had! Besides, you’re young, only 28-years old, beautiful, and all of these ELIGIBLE men knocking at your door. I’m waiting for you to get some sense and leave Terrence alone. Get your child support order and run!” Jessica started laughing at her own words.

 

Written by Dani Powell, RM Entertainment Original Story Contributor

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Victoria Platt joins cast of ‘Building the Wall’ at Fountain Theatre

Beginning June 24, actress Victoria Platt will play the role of Gloria, joining actor Bo Foxworth in the Fountain Theatre’s smash hit production of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwrightRobert SchenkkanBuilding the Wall opened at the Fountain in March, where it was the first in a series of productions taking place across the U.S. as part of a National New Plays Network Rolling World Premiere. The Fountain recently announced an extension through Aug. 27.


Schenkkan penned Building the Wall last November, a week before the election, in what he describes as a “white-hot fury.” In the play, which is set in 2019, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a college professor interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.

 
The Fountain production, directed by Michael Michetti, has been called “L.A.’s Hottest Ticket” by the Los Angeles Times, which characterized it as “terrifyingly plausible.” It has been pronounced “mesmerizing” by The Hollywood Reporter, “compelling” by radio station KCRW 89.9 FM and “riveting” by both Broadway World and Arts In LA. National and international coverage has included The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC News Hour, Radio Canada,Agence France-PresseBreitbart News and more.

 
Victoria Platt previously appeared at the Fountain as Roxy in the world premiere ofCyrano by Stephen Sachs. She recently starred in The Gleaner, a film with Angus MacFadyen directed by Harry Lennix, and she can be seen later this summer in the sci-fi apocalyptic film Eruption: LA and on Marlon Wayan’s new sitcom Marlon. Other theater credits include Revolution in a Catsuit at the Bootleg Theatre, Sammy Davis Jr’s wife in Sammy at the Old Globe, and Emilia in Venice, a hip-hop musical loosely based on Othello, at both the Kirk Douglas Theatre in L.A. (for which she earned an Ovation Award nomination) and the Public Theatre in New York. She appeared on Broadway in Jelly’s Last Jam, and has performed on regional stages including the LATC, REDCAT, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Ford Theatres and Kennedy Center. TV credits include: Major Crimes, Star-Crossed, Bones, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, The Gates and Castle. Films include Winchell (as Josephine Baker), Jonah Hex and The Baytown Disco. Victoria gender-bended as the chief justice in the film adaptation of Henry IV, entitled H4, which she co-produced and co-starred in with Harry Lennix and Terrell Tilford.

 

Building the Wall continues at the Fountain through August 27, with performances on Saturdays at 8 p.m.Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. (dark July 1, July 2 and July 3). There will be additional performances on four Fridays at 8 p.m., on July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25. Tickets range from $20$40; every Monday is Pay-What-You-Want.

 

The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

 

For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.

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Keiynan Lonsdale’s One Month Post-Coming Out Journey

When you’re someone in the LGBTQ community, it’s terrifying to come out to close friends and family members, but for a television star, your relationships with others are not the only things at stake as you come out to the world. Only a month ago, on May 12th, The Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale came out on Instagram, after becoming “bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared,” revealing that he is bisexual in a heartfelt post saying, “I like girls, & I like guys (yes)” Let’s take a look at how his decision has impacted his life so far.

 

Only days after coming out, Google search of “Keiynan Lonsdale” became filled with news articles about his coming out Instagram post. The post was covered by news organizations including E! News, People.com, Entertainment Tonight, and even Daily Mail. On May 22nd, 10 days after coming out, Lonsdale was interviewed by BUILD Series’ Matt Forte about the CW series, The Flash, and Lonsdale was asked how he felt during the moments leading up to coming out. He said,

 

“Honestly at the time, I did it all based off of feeling and I really wasn’t even thinking that much, which was kinda nice, because it is something that I’ve been thinking about for as long as I can remember, so it was sort of…I don’t know…it was actually really relaxing (laughs) which is something I never thought I’d be able to say about the topic, but yeah! It felt good. It was very freeing.”

 

On June 2nd, he was featured on Vulkan Magazine and he was interviewed about his character on The Flash, then he was interviewed by Fuse on June 5th.

 

Since he came out, his acting career has been on the rise along with his popularity.  On June 12th, 2017, news updates Twitter account for the book-to-film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, @simonvsfilm announced Keiynan Lonsdale will be playing the character Bram Greenfeld, a friend and classmate of Simon, he will star in the film alongside Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Colton Haynes and other stars.

 

Lonsdale is on hiatus from filming The Flash, but he has been busy focusing on his other love besides acting, which is singing. He performed live at the Roxy on May 19th with musical artist Louis Futon. On June 5th, he spoke to Fuse and said that he had been writing and recording music.

 

 “Hopefully there will be a summer release, but we haven’t set a date yet.”

 

He continued,

 

“I tried to set a date before and then we sort of have to come together and figure out like no we needed to make sure everything was creatively right, so I’m not setting a date until we know for sure.“

 

With everything looking up for him, he is looking at a busy year ahead. He wrote another instagram post for pride on June 12th, exactly a month after he came out, describing how his life has changed for the better,

 

“I can’t express enough how my life/perspective has exploded with colour since choosing to simply be myself. I apply it to all aspects of my life, not just sexuality, it’s bigger than that. When you’re free to be yourself, you make so much room in your fucking mind to be more creative, to love better, to feel better, to think more clearly.. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.. but also the hardest. I don’t take it lightly, I never will.”

 

The post already gained 27,439 likes within a day.

 

It’s been quite impressive to see how different aspects of Keiynan Lonsdale’s public life were enhanced simply because he was brave enough to be true to himself and show the world a part of himself he wasn’t even ready accept long ago. He has already accomplished so much with his life within a month. One could only imagine what he could do in a year.

 

The Flash season 4 premieres on October 10th, 2017. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is set to be in movie theatres on March 16, 2018.

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Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor

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Members of the Geer family star in ‘Other Desert Cities’ by Jon Robin Baitz

The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays — including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who’s about to publish a tell-all memoir.Mary Jo DuPrey directs Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, opening July 8 at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.

 

Baitz’s funny, explosive and entertaining look at unruly family politics was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. At Theatricum, it will be a true family affair, featuring members of founder Will Geer’s own family: daughtersEllen Geer and Melora Marshall, and granddaughterWillow Geer. Also in the cast are Mark Bramhall andRafael Goldstein.

 

Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with parents Lyman and Polly, brother Trip and Aunt Silda. Lyman and Polly are the seemingly perfect upper middle class couple, “living the dream” in Palm Springs replete with wealth, political influence and A-list connections. But when Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil. As in all desert lands, mirage can transfix and trick the inhabitants. When the heat gives way, reality comes into sharp and unrelenting focus. Old family wounds are opened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets cannot stay buried forever.

 

 

“I wondered about the hubris in the act of writing about people who are actually living, and I thought so many people do this and so few people get to respond to it really,”

 

 

explained Baitz in an interview.

 

“There are so many great memoirs and they’re also absolutely unreliable in the fundamental sense. It came from my sense of trying to either expiate or make sense of my life as a writer up until now and the potential damage that I’ve been party to or done.”

 

The play’s title refers to a roadside sign on the eastbound I-10 that directs drivers to exit at Palm Springs, California, or head on to “other desert cities.”

 

Other Desert Cities premiered at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater before transferring to Broadway in 2011, and has since been performed at regional theaters around the country. It was the winner of the Drama League Award for Distinguished Play, was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle, received five Tony nominations including Best Play and was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

 

Costume design is by Vicki Conrad; lighting design is by Zach Moore; sound design and original music are by Marshall McDaniel; set design is by Rich Rose; and props are by Sydney Russell. The production stage manager is Elna Kjordian.

 

With its one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon and its roots in the 1950s McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist — when actors Will Geer and his wife, Herta Ware, created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors — Theatricum is best known for its productions that frame contemporary social issues through the lens of theater.

 

Theatricum has been an oasis for theatergoers for over 40 years, presenting Shakespeare and the classics in repertory in its scenic, outdoor amphitheater in rustic Topanga Canyon. Unlike most theaters in the Los Angeles area which stage continuous runs of a single play, the Theatricum, using a company of actors, performs five plays each season on a rotating basis. By the end of the summer, when all five plays are up and running, it is possible to see a performance of each in a single weekend. Theatricum Botanicum is a recipient of the prestigious Margaret Harford Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circles highest honor for sustained excellence.

 

Theatricum Botanicum has been named “One of the 50 Coolest Places in Los Angeles” by Buzz magazine, “One of Southern California’s most beguiling theater experiences” by Sunset magazine, and “Best Theater in the Woods” by the LA WeeklyThe enchantment of a midsummer night at Theatricum Botanicum [makes it] crystal clear why audiences have been driving up into the hills since Theatricum’s maiden season way back in 1973. Summer Shakespeare doesn’t get any better than this,” writes StageSceneLA.Says Los Angeles magazine, “The amphitheater feels like a Lilliputian Hollywood Bowl, with pre-show picnics and puffy seat cushions, yet we were close enough to see the stitching on the performers costumes. Grab a blanket and a bottle and head for the hills.”

 

Other Desert Cities opens on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Sept. 30, running in repertory with The Merchant of VeniceA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Animal Farm and Trouble in Mind as part of Theatricum’s 2017 “Rising Up” summer season. Tickets range from $15-$38.50.

 

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. For a complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets, call 310455-3723 or log ontowww.theatricum.com. Visit Theatricum on facebook: www.facebook.com/theatricum. Follow us on twitter: @theatricum.

 

 

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Other Desert Cities
WHAT:
Other Desert Cities — Jon Robin Baitz’s funny, explosive and entertaining look at unruly family politics was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. At Theatricum, it’s truly a family affair, with a cast that includes members of founder Will Geer’s own family: daughters Ellen Geer and Melora Marshall, and granddaughter Willow Geer. The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays — including politically liberal daughter Brooke who’s about to publish a tell-all memoir.

WHO:
• Written by Jon Robin Baitz
• Directed by Mary Jo DuPrey
• Starring Mark BramhallEllen GeerWillow GeerRafael GoldsteinMelora Marshall
• Presented by Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

WHEN:
Performances July 8–Sept. 30::
• Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 29 at 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 5 at 3:30 p.m.*
• Sunday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
*Prologue (pre-show discussion): Saturday, Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. (included in ticket price)

WHERE:
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA  90290
(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)

HOW:
• (310) 455-3723 or theatricum.com
• Visit us on facebook: facebook.com/theatricum
• Follow us on twitter: @theatricum

 
TICKET PRICES:
• Adults: $38.50 (lower tier); $25 (upper tier)
• Seniors (65+), Students, Military Veterans, Teachers, AEA Members: $25/$15

OTHER:
The outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is terraced into the hillside of the rustic canyon. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance.

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Latino Theater Company to unveil ‘Lupe Ontiveros Theatre’ at the LATC

LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2017) — The Latino Theater Company will rename one of five theaters at downtown’s Los Angeles Theatre Centercomplex in honor of award-winning Mexican American actress and community activist Lupe Ontiveros, who was a founding member of the company.

According to artistic director Jose Luis Valenzuela,

 

“After Lupe’s untimely passing in 2012, we decided that renaming one of the theater spaces here would be a wonderful tribute to our friend who paved the way for so many.”

 

A multi-faceted performer, Ontiveros was equally at home performing on stage and screen. She appeared in the original 1978 production of “Zoot Suit” at the Mark Taper Forum, as well as in over 100 movies and TV shows ranging from “El Norte” to “Desperate Housewives” to “Selena.” Thanks to a generous contribution from SONY Pictures, the 250-capacity theater, formerly known only as “Theater 2,” has been refitted to accommodate film in addition to live theater.

 

A private, invitation-only ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 17 to officially unveil the refurbished Lupe Ontiveros Theatre. Guests will include actors Edward James Olmos and Robert Beltran, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, and former member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityGloria Molina.

 

The Latino Theater Company has operated The Los Angeles Theatre Center, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and a landmark building in Downtown’s Historic Core, since 2006.

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Interview with Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks

Sylvia Brooks is a vivacious jazz singer who captures her audience with her soothing lyrics.  Her love for music radiates from her soul as her angelic melodies are gently placed within the hearts of her fans. Born into a family of musical geniuses, Sylvia is holding strong to her families’ legacy and taking the world by storm with her latest project, The Arrangement.

Come along as I journey through the world of jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks.

 

Renisha Marie: Who is Sylvia Brooks?

 

Sylvia Brooks: It’s my belief that we are all here for a reason. I’ve spent my life being an artist and I’ve always been creative. It’s here, where I feel I have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

Renisha Marie: What projects are you currently working on?

 

Sylvia Brooks: My new CD, The Arrangement.

 

Renisha Marie: What inspired your third CD, The Arrangement?

 

Sylvia Brooks: I wanted to explore different musical styles. I didn’t want to be confined to one point of view. And I wanted to work with certain musicians, who’s work spoke to me. I wanted to make something I was proud of.

 

Renisha Marie: Describe your creative process.

 

Sylvia Brooks: It’s not something that is conscious. It reveals itself to you. When I started thinking about this project, I had conversations with a number of musicians that I respect. I wasn’t sure what type of album I wanted to make. I wanted to make a Brazilian Jazz album, I wanted to do a Big Band Swing album, I wanted to put some modern pop influences into the mix, and I loved Cuban-African rhythms. Then it dawned on me…I didn’t have to do one thing. Why not do it all. And that’s how Arrangement was born.

 

Renisha Marie: When did you realize music was your passion?

 

Sylvia Brooks: The day I was born. Probably even before that, because my parents were both very much musicians in their own rights.

 

Renisha Marie: Your father, Don Ippolito was an iconic pianist/arranger and your mother was a conservatory-trained opera singer; what was it like growing up in a household with musical geniuses?

 

Sylvia Brooks: Well, it was interesting. They are clearly two totally different art forms. I think over the last few years, classic influences have become more integrated into Jazz. But, when I was growing up, they were very different concepts. I struggle with the good and bad of both. I really felt more of a connection with Jazz. My father raised me listening to Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck. He traveled with Buddy Rich, and Stan Kenton. Musicians aren’t rich…It was a hard life.

 

Renisha Marie: What obstacles if any, did you have to overcome along your journey?

 

Sylvia Brooks: Trusting and knowing that what I understand is enough, and having the courage to believe in myself.

 

Renisha Marie: What motivates you?

 

Sylvia Brooks: Truth, passion, and feeling in my soul that this is what I am meant to be doing.

 

Renisha Marie: What advice if any, do you have for up-and-coming vocalist?

 

Sylvia Brooks: Stay true to yourself, and never give up. Have courage, and keep fighting. And always remember, it isn’t about the end of the game, it’s about the process, and how that changes you as a human being. If you don’t put yourself on the line, then you don’t have to deal with failure…in other words, don’t play it safe.

 

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Trapped in the Attic

Trapped in the Attic (Part 6)

Things are becoming so foggy and my vision is blurred. Why does my body feel so heavy? Where am I at? This doesn’t look like the attic any more. I can see white walls through the thick fog. I hear some faint, steady beeps. The beeps are getting louder and the walls are getting brighter. There is a flat screen television mounted on the white wall. The picture is starting to come into focus and I can tell that an episode of Law and Order SVU is playing. I have seen most of them, so I have probably seen this one too.

I try to get up, but I am tangled in cords. As the fog lifts, I see that I have tubes and lines and monitors attached to my body. I attempt to turn my head to get a look around, only to feel a sharpness in my neck. Struggling to get my hand up, I follow a line that leads to my neck; it’s attached to a needle stuck in the side of my neck. It must be an IV line. Not having to explore any further, I know that I’m in a hospital room.

Before I can do anything else, in walks my mommy, so excited to see me! “Hey, sweet pea!” she excitedly says. “I’m so happy to see you awake! Promise me you will finally stop scaring me like this!”

“Mommy, I’m fine. What happened?” I don’t know why I asked the question because I have a pretty good idea.

“Oh, my sweet baby,” my mommy starts off real soft, sounding extremely heartbroken. “You went on another one of your binges. You know that you can’t make it through all of them. This stuff that you insist on putting into your body is going to kill you. I don’t know what I would do if you died, baby.”

“Mommy, I promise I will get help. You know I have a lot of things going on…some things that I can’t even explain to myself.”

“Where did I go wrong with you, April?”

“You did all that you could. None of this is your fault. I’m just weak. I didn’t take after how strong you are, being able to raise me on your own and providing me with everything I ever needed or wanted.”

“Sweet pea, you have said that you would get help before. How many more rehab centers do you need to enter before something works?”

“Mommy, I have gone through so much in my life, some things that you don’t even know about. Give me time to get it together.”

“Time is what you don’t have. April, you have already destroyed your body. If the drugs don’t kill you, it will be a side effect of the drugs that do.”

“I hear you. But just trust me to do what I have to do. When can I go home?” My mom was starting to irritate me, acting like I have no control over my life.

“I don’t know, sweet pea. Let me go talk to the doctor,” my mommy says as she starts walking out of the room.

I know that I can get better. I can fix myself. I don’t need anyone else to tell me what I already know. Rehab, treatment, or whatever, will have to wait until I can get this pain under control. My mommy has me thinking too much, something I don’t like to do. It only makes me feel worse. Sometimes it’s better not to feel anything. First thing first…I have to get out of here. This pain is becoming unbearable and I need another hit.

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Written by Dani Powell, Original Story Contributor

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Is Kevin Can Wait becoming the new King of Queens?

Attention all King of Queens’ fans! Kevin James’ CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait is changing in a strange direction for season 2 and King of Queens’ fans might be the only ones benefited from it.

 

Leah Remini, the former leading lady of King of Queens, is joining the cast of Kevin Can Wait as a series regular and Erinn Hayes, who plays Kevin James’ wife on the current show, will not return for season 2. In the season 1 finale, Remini guest starred on Kevin Can Wait as Vanessa Cellucci, James’ character’s former colleague, an undercover police officer, and she will reprise her role in season 2.

 

Both stars announced the big news on social media. Erinn Hayes tweeted on June 3rd,

 

 “I’ve been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

 

Remini posted a screenshot of a tweet about the change on Instagram with the caption,

 

“Dreams do come true. #blessed #grateful.”

 

How will this work? Season One ended with Donna, Erinn Hayes’ character, announcing that she had quit her job and panicking because she realized neither she nor her husband had a job to provide for the family, then Kevin assured her they will get through it. Would they be divorced in season 2? In That 70’s Show, Midge, Tanya Roberts’ character, left for California and divorced Bob after Roberts left the show. Would Kevin Can Wait take the same route?

Could this development be ratings related? Kevin Can Wait’s ratings dropped from 11.078 million (Premiere) to 5.683 million (Finale.) In an article, Emily Yahr from The Washington Post suspects that this is how the network and producers are trying to attract viewers for season 2. She wrote,

 

“The network and producers are banking on viewers wondering all of these things — and, naturally, tuning in to the second-season premiere in the fall. Well played.”

 

What are the producers up to? Why this new cast shakeup? Find out on Kevin Can Wait’s season 2 on Monday, September 25th at 9/8c. Buckle up, folks. This is going to be a weird ride.

 

Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor

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Trapped in the Attic

Trapped in the Attic (Part 5)

Uggghhhh! I am so frustrated! Why am I still stuck in this attic? Why is it that everyone is ignoring my request to get me out of here? I can’t take much more of this…I really can’t! All of this is starting to make my head hurt. Maybe that is a good thing because I haven’t been feeling anything since I have been in this attic.

My head is starting to hurt so bad that I start stumbling around the attic. As I’m moving around, I bump into an old wooden nightstand. There are rings permanently marked in the wood from drinks being set directly on the surface. It could use a good cleaning and polishing, and maybe even a sanding, due to all of the scratches and burn marks that probably hold many secrets. If only its scars could talk.

I pull open the top drawer and jump back, a little startled. The drawer looks like it was snatched straight from a pharmacy or trap house. There are enough prescription pills to take away a lifetime of pain. From the back of the dusty drawer, I pull out a small, black pouch. I unzip the pouch to find a good amount of heroin, some syringes, and a dirty spoon. Who in the world needs this much of a supply?

Before I close the drawer, something on one of the bottles catches my eye. It is a prescription for morphine. You have to be in a lot of pain to have a morphine prescription! As I continue to read the bottle, I see that it is prescribed to April M. McClendon. That’s me! Wait…what? I start scanning all of the bottles, all of which are prescribed to me. There is oxycodone, Xanax, and Valium, just to name a few. Hold up! So if these bottles are mine, then that means the heroin is mine too!

None of this is making any sense right now. My head is pounding! Why is it hurting so badly? As I raise my hands to massage my head, I get a glimpse of my arms. It shocks me so much that I stumble backwards until I’m leaning against a wall for support. Both of my arms contain track marks. Someone could play connect-the-dots along the length of my arms. If that isn’t crazy enough, I see scarring in the webbing between my fingers.

I need a minute, maybe two. Things aren’t making any sense right now. Where is my mommy? Now is the time I really need her to get me out of this attic. Too much stuff is starting to run through my head and I don’t know how to decipher all of it. I have to get out of this attic now! It’s not fun in here anymore.

I have to take something to make my head stop hurting. I go back in the direction of the nightstand but it isn’t there. Where did it go? I know there is something in there to make this pain go away. How does an entire nightstand just up and disappear? I won’t be able to take this pain too much longer.

“Somebody help me!” I’m yelling at the top of my lungs but I hear nothing. I wish I felt nothing too!

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Written by Dani Powell, RM Entertainment Original Story Contributor

 

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Stephen Amell tried the “American Ninja Warrior” course

The superhero TV show Arrow’s star Stephen Amell ran the American Ninja Warrior course for NBC’s Red Nose Day Special, raising money for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and it was amazing.

 

Fans of Arrow have seen Amell engage in hand-to-hand combat with superheros, ninjas, and other villans, and done stunts that are crazier than the American Ninja Warrior course, therefore it was no surprise that Amell ran through the course like he could’ve done it in his sleep.

According to Comicbook.com, he spoke to fans at London’s Heroes & Villans FanFest, revealing that it wasn’t as easy as he made it look and he even thought he had injured himself.

 

 “I thought I tore my biceps off of the bone in the second obstacle. I couldn’t feel anything from there to there.”

 

Amell said,

 

“I think, all things considered, it went pretty well.”

 

He talked about the part he was most worried about,

 

“I was worried about the blocks that rotate when you run past them because they say, ‘Don’t worry if they’re tilted off to the side or if they’re level. Just hit the middle and go as fast as you can,’

 

He continued,

 

“What you get is a great idea, except when they’re tilted the wrong way and they’re over water!”

 

Stephen Amell’s attempt on American Ninja Warriors was really inspiring for actors, athletes, or fitness enthusiasts alike. Despite being a superhero on TV, Amell is just a man, and therefore his athletic ability shown by what he was able to accomplish on the obstacle course is achievable for anyone through hard work and dedication.

WATCH Stephen Amell crush the American Ninja Warrior course

Written by Curtis Han, RM Entertainment Contributor

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