Moving on. Cardi B is “not taking” ex Offset “back this time” following news of their divorce, a source tells In Touch exclusively.
“She’s done with him,” the insider notes. “She’s finally empowered, and she’s glad they never had the big wedding they were planning on. Offset is trying to play it hard like he’s fine with it, but he’s not, he’s crushed.” They added the Migos rapper, 28, was “blindsided.”
In Touch confirmed Cardi filed for divorce in Fulton County, Georgia on Tuesday, September 15. The “WAP” artist stated her marriage with Offset is “irretrievably broken” and there are “no prospects for a reconciliation,” according to documents obtained by In Touch. The Bronx, New York native asked for an “equitable division of all marital assets,” as well as their debts.
The duo were first romantically linked in February 2017 after attending the Super Bowl together and wed in September that same year. In January 2018, however, Cardi (née Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) confirmed Offset (née Kiari Kendrell Cephus) was at the center of a sex tape cheating scandal, three months after secretly tying the knot.
In a February 2018 interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi opened up about the situation and why she decided to stay.
“I know I look good, I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player,” the now mother of one — who shares daughter Kulture with Offset — said. “But I want to work out my s–t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.”
“I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision,” she added. “It’s not right, what he f–king did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
The power couple hit a rough patch again in December 2018 when Cardi revealed via social media that they broke up.
“I been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now,” the Grammy winner explained to her followers. “And we’re really good friends and you know we’re really good business partners and you know, he’s always somebody that I run to, to talk to and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.”
Though they decided to stick it out at the time, it sounds like they’re officially over for good.
EGOT-Watch Alert: Zendaya May Play Ronnie Spector in an A24 Biopic
Zendaya may have set her sights on her next big film role. The Euphoria star, who picked up her first Emmy and became the youngest person to win her category at this month’s ceremony, is reportedly in talks to star in a Ronnie Spector biopic for A24, according to Deadline. Let the EGOT-watch commence.
A24, which also produces Euphoria, reportedly recently closed the deal for Spector’s life rights and her 1990 memoir Be My Baby, cowritten with Vince Waldron. The memoir traces Spector’s life from her childhood in Spanish Harlem to her rise as the lead singer of the hit-making girl group The Ronettes, who topped charts with memorable songs like “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain” in the 1960s.
The memoir also traces Spector’s abusive relationship with Phil Spector, the group’s producer and songwriter. Ronnie and Phil married in 1968, but the relationship quickly soured, she wrote, accusing Phil of abusive behavior. “Psychological torture was his specialty—name-calling, shouting, cursing, those kinds of things,” she writes in the memoir.
Ronnie also claimed Phil would only let her leave the house once a month, and that if she was gone for longer than 20 minutes, he would send a bodyguard to find her. “I cried every night I was married,” she said in a 2014 interview. The pair divorced in 1974, and Ronnie went on to have a successful independent career, collaborating with rock singer Eddie Money on his 1986 hit “Take Me Home Tonight.” (Phil Spector is currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life in California after being convicted in 2009 of killing actor Lana Clarkson.)
An actor has not yet been cast to play Phil Spector in the upcoming biopic, but it will be curious who joins Zendaya in what’s sure to be a high-profile project. If we had to do a little nightmare-casting (who’s really champing at the bit to play Phil Spector?), A24 sweetheart Lucas Hedges could be a fit, as would American Horror Story pinch-hitter Evan Peters, adding to his ledger of villainous roles.
The Ronnie Spector vehicle would be the latest boon to Zendaya’s slate of upcoming films, which includes Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi adaptation Dune (costarring Timothée Chalamet) and Malcolm & Marie, a film written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. The black-and-white feature, which costars Tenet’s John David Washington, was dreamt up and shot at the start of the pandemic and recently sold for a whopping $30 million to Netflix at the Toronto Film Festival Market.
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Why The Governor Killed The Soldiers
The Governor conveyed sadistic behavior throughout his Walking Dead arc, but his ambush of soldiers served as one of his lowest points.
The Governor was one of the most morally corrupt figures in The Walking Dead, but he took his evil nature to a new level when he murdered a group of soldiers in season 3. The character, played by David Morrissey, made the move in his debut episode “Walk with Me.” Like his comic book counterpart, the Governor emerged as one of the show’s most dangerous villains, remaining a thorn in the side of Rick Grimes for the better part of two seasons.
Before becoming the leader of the Woodbury community, the Governor was known as Philip Blake. Following the loss of his wife and daughter, Philip fell into a deep depression. But rather than give in to his hopelessness, he emerged as a leader of a survivor community. Though the citizens thought the Governor had their best interest in mind, he was gradually losing hold of his ethics. To avoid losing any amount of power, the Governor executed any threat that emerged, which was how he became an enemy of Rick’s prison group.
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In the Governor’s introductory episode, a helicopter carrying military members crashed in the woods. Woodbury scouts rescued the only survivor while also encountering Andrea and Michonne for the first time. The Governor decided to interrogate the crash victim, learning that there was a National Guard refugee base nearby. After arriving at the base, pretending to be a potential ally, the Governor and his followers opened fire on the soldiers, killing every last one. The Woodbury group then scoured the based before stealing a cache of weapons and military vehicles. The Governor clearly wanted the soldiers’ supplies, but his reasoning for the killings went even deeper.
The Soldiers Would’ve Threatened The Governor’s Power
When the Governor returned to Woodbury, he told the community that the military base was overrun. With this lie, he was effectively able to hone in on the importance of fortification and order. As a leader, he didn’t care about the safety of his people but instead, the status of his own power. Had the soldiers came in contact with Woodbury, the survivors would have shifted their focus to the military leadership, threatening the Governor’s role he spent so much energy in growing. Despite the Governor’s capability in leading, the military was trained for these situations.
In addition, lingering military personnel could have possibly thwarted the Governor’s other power moves throughout the area. The National Guard continued living by a strict code and presumably held onto their morals. The Governor would have never been able to make his own decisions when it came to eliminating threats whether it be walkers or fellow survivor groups. Despite building his own militia in The Walking Dead season 4, his manipulative façade came to light, resulting in his own demise.
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‘Ma Rainey’s’ First Look: Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Praise Chadwick Boseman’s Final Role
The Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s boasts George C. Wolfe and an Oscar-friendly December release date.
George C. Wolfe’s upcoming adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was always going to be one of Netflix’s big Oscar contenders for the 2020-21 awards season, but the passing of Chadwick Boseman has elevated the project further, as it’s now the late actor’s final movie. Boseman passed away in late August after a battle with colon cancer. A first look at the drama, which also boasts Viola Davis in the titlular role and her “Fences” director and co-star Denzel Washington as a producer, has debuted via The New York Times.
“Ma Rainey’s Block Bottom” stars Davis as Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, the iconic professional blues singer who became known as the “Mother of the Blues.” The film is set during an intense recording session in 1920s Chicago as Ma Rainey battles her manager and producer over control of her music and goes toe-to-toe with band members such as Boseman’s Levee, an ambitious trumpeter who is determined to make a name for himself in the music industry. The supporting cast includes Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, and Michael Potts.
Washington, who last brought Wilson to the screen with “Fences,” told The Times of Boseman’s performance, “He did a brilliant job, and he’s gone. I still can’t believe it.”
“A lot of actors mistake their presence for the event,” Davis added about her late co-star. “An actor of Chadwick’s status usually comes on and it’s their ego who comes on before them: This is what they want, this is what they’re not going to do. That was absolutely, 150 percent off the table with Chadwick. He could completely discard whatever ego he had, whatever vanity he had, and welcome Levee in.”
Boseman was battling cancer while in production on “Ma Rainey’s,” but no one involved with the film knew at the time. Davis said, “I’m looking back at how tired he always seemed. I look at his beautiful, unbelievable team that was meditating over him and massaging him, and I now realize everything they were trying to infuse in him to keep him going and working at his optimal level. And he received it.”
“I think a lot of times, people look at someone’s life backwards,” Davis added. “Now we have the unfortunate knowledge that Chadwick succumbed to cancer at 43, but really, Levee represents so many Black men living in America. What we’re constantly navigating on a day-to-day basis is the trauma of our past — we’re trying to heal from it, we’re even trying to understand that it’s there, and we’re negotiating that with our dreams and who we want to become.”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is set to debut December 18 on Netflix. Head over to The New York Times’ website for more first look photos.
Here’s your first look at Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, based on August Wilson’s award-winning play from director George C. Wolfe.@MaRaineyFilm comes to Netflix 18 December. pic.twitter.com/fuMIec46KC
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) September 30, 2020
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