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Sammy Davis Jr Biopic From Producer Lena Waithe in the Works at MGM

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MGM is all ready to release a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic which will be based on Sammy Davis Jr. My father, which is a book written by Tracey Davis who is Davis’ daughter and Dolores A. Barclay. The script of the film featuring the biography is being written by David Matthews who is a fifty two year old American screenwriter and author.

Apart from this, there are a total of four producers who are working on the film, they are Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Julia Lebedev and Eddie Vaisman. This film will be a must watch for all those who wish to make a career in singing and follow their passion. and we all know how difficult that is.

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Daughter of the American singer, dancer and actor, Tracey Davis who is also the writer of the biography said that she is very excited to know that his father’s life both personal and public will be shown to his fans at the big screens with help of very amazing storytellers. She also said that his father’s life was not easy, but he did everything to make it great and they will do the same thing with the film as well.

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The Emmy winning writer Waithe said that Sammy Davis was one of the most impactful and influential figure and idol in United States of America. The writer also expressed how happy and honored he is to be a part of the team which is sharing the memories of the singer to his fans and the audience.

This film will be the third project which will feature the life of the singer who died at the age of sixty four in 1990 in the month of May on sixteen. The singer was known for many genres like pop, jazz and big band etc.

 

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Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Raid Release Date, Details

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Players who excitedly sunk their teeth into Ghost of Tsushima’s new multiplayer mode Legends last week have some more good news to look forward to – the 4-player raid The Tale of Iyo is set to launch next Friday, October 30. The announcement was revealed on Sucker Punch’s official site.

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Sucker Punch promises to reveal the exact time the raid will become available closer to the October 30 launch date. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a freaking blast, and the addition of a full-blown raid and weekly missions with promises of top-shelf loot only makes me more eager to dive into more matches. For more video game news, click here to watch the brutal new MK11 Ultimate trailer featuring none other than Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo.

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UFC 254: Jared Cannonier says injury timing couldn’t have been better

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Jared Cannonier praises treatment and recovery he got from torn pectoral

Life events seem to happen on a pendulum, according to UFC 254 co-headliner Jared Cannonier, who has noted that anything in his life that has had a negative feeling is usually followed by a positive.

Cannonier and his UFC 254 opponent, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, were scheduled to meet at UFC 248 in March. But when Whittaker pulled out, Cannonier was made the backup fighter for the middleweight championship main event between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero.

Cannonier never made it to the event date, however, as he would end up sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle. While Cannonier, currently ranked the No. 2 middleweight fighter in the UFC, would have loved to continue to fight in 2020 and inch his way more towards a title shot, he found solace in the fact of the injury’s timing.

Jared Cannonier says injury recovery left him stronger, better

Not long after UFC 248, the UFC was forced into a two-month hiatus as the coronavirus pandemic hit hard. In that time, Cannonier got to work with Al Escobar of ARIS Physical Therapy, who has a good relationship with the fighter over at The MMA Lab, and the middleweight fighter says his recovery was a strong one due to Escobar applying the therapy specifically towards Cannonier’s craft.

“Not only was he rehabilitating the pec, he was taking me through his strength and conditioning program that has definitely benefited me in a very major way,” Cannonier said at his UFC 254 media day interview. “I’m stronger than ever, I’m faster than ever, I’m better than ever.”

Cannonier moved down from light heavyweight to middleweight a couple of years ago and has racked up three straight finishes since, defeating David Branch at UFC 230, Anderson Silva at UFC 237 and Jack Hermansson at UFC Copenhagen. He’s caught the attention of Adesanya, and the champ himself has targeted him as the next challenger towards his title, adding that he loves the energy Cannonier brings to the sport.

Cannonier considers being Adesanya’s choice a matter of “real recognizes real,” but he also feels especially thrilled considering Adesanya brought up energy, which something Cannonier prides himself on with his martial arts life.

“That’s huge, especially in our sport, where a lot of people just look at the physicality of the sport, and then tap into the mentality of this sport as well” Cannonier said. “But there’s a spiritual aspect to this as well. Martial arts is a spiritual thing before it became a physical thing. It was a mental thing before it became a physical thing. Somebody had to feel it…he knows that. With over 100 victories, he knows it, he sees it and he sees it in the energy I bring to my opponents.

“That’s pretty awesome that he recognizes it. I wish he would’ve kept it to himself, showing my hand a little bit, but it’s all good. I don’t care what people know about me, or what they think, hear or see of me, I’m going to show them something different every time.”

Whether Adesanya’s next fight is a middleweight title defense remains to be seen, however, as his tense feud with Jon Jones has built over social media over the past months, and Adesanya’s coach, Eugene Bareman, recently to challenge champion Jan Blachowicz because they couldn’t get a fight with Cannonier by the end of 2020.

Cannonier, in response, says as much as Adesanya has complimented him and how good the fight would be, the goal is the gold, not a specific fighter.

“Whether he moves away [from middleweight] or not, the title is still there,” Cannonier said. “My goal isn’t to fight Israel — all the respect to him — but my goal is, as far as my journey here in the middleweight division, is to get to the title, and then go far beyond that. Whoever holds that title is going to have the target on their back.

“I thought it was pretty smart, him trying to get another fight at the end of the year. This fight [against Paulo Costa] is happening at the end of August [sic, September], that would leave about what? Two months to prepare for a title fight? I think that’d be pretty smart as far as their camp goes if they wanted to make that happen.”

But in order to get the middleweight title shot, Cannonier will have to first get through Whittaker, who surged up the UFC’s rankings once he moved to middleweight in 2014. Whittaker has seen high-profile fights and wins over the likes of Derek Brunson, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yoel Romero. In fact, Whittaker’s loss to Adesanya was his first loss in nine fights, and he rebounded with a win over Darren Till in July.

Cannonier said he doesn’t have a plan to make a statement in this fight to show he deserves a title shot — because it’s something he aims to do in every fight.

“I’m going in with the same plan I always go in there with — decimate my opponent, destroy him. My style makes it happen in that way,” Cannonier said. “All my fights are exciting, whether I win or lose, they’re all exciting…that’s just it; that’s my style.”

UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is cageside for the event, for all your live news and highlights.

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Matthew McConaughey was estranged from his mum for eight years after she leaked info to the press

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Matthew McConaughey is opening up about his past in his new memoir, Greenlights.

The actor shared a story about how he was estranged from his mother for eight years, after she began leaking details about his life to the press.

“I would have conversations, and then all of a sudden — whoop — what we’d talked about would end up in the paper three days later. I was, like, ‘Mom, that was between us!’,” he said this week in an interview with The Howard Stern Show.

“I was calling my mom at that time, after I’d gotten famous, needing to talk to my mom,” he continued. “And my mom was not the only one on the phone. The woman that was on the phone was a fan ― of my fame.”

The How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days actor says he asked his mother to stop talking to the press, but she continued. The last straw was when she allowed a TV crew into her home for an interview, and pointed out the bed where he had lost his virginity.

When he confronted her about it, she denied doing anything wrong and conceded that she just assumed he’d never find out about it.

“We went through a time where I didn’t really share much with her,” he said. “She became a different person.”

“It was a strenuous relationship for eight years. We’re back completely now,” the actor added, saying that he’s since “forgiven her” and had to “make some boundaries.”

“There’s always forgiveness. I just tried to bide my time,” he said. “It was a sad time. I remember talking to my brothers, going, ‘I have these five-minute conversations with mom on Sunday when I’ll call her, and I just really listen and barely say anything.’

“And I don’t feel like she’s getting to know me or I’m getting to know her any better,” McConaughey added. “It was tough for eight years, but we went through it, and we’re on the other side of it. It’s good.”

McConaughey’s memoir, which is out now, is full of new information about his life and career. He discusses how he was blackmailed into losing his virginity, his time as an exchange student in Australia, how he almost quit Hollywood, and his relationship with his wife Camila Alves.

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