• Kim Fields On ‘The Upshaws,' Her New Christmas Movie, And Why She's Nobody's Auntie

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    By Veronica Wells · Updated November 23, 2021 At this point in her career, Kim Fields doesn't take on any project she's not excited about. It's the reason the actress was leaning away from starring in any more sitcoms. Then The Upshaws came across her desk. “Before I even read the script, it was the trifecta that is Mike Epps , Wanda Sykes and Netflix,” Fields said. “That right there makes you go, ‘Well, let me think about it for a minute.'” The coup de grâce was the script that felt fresh yet familiar. “Wanda and Mike really wanted to capture the voice of storytellers that we all grew up...
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  • 22 New Black Holiday Movies To Watch This Season

    22 New Black Holiday Movies To Watch This Season

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    BET By Keyaira Boone · Updated November 21, 2021 If you think we're going to pause singing along to Summer Walker and hating Lamar's craziness on BMF to watch an estranged family rediscover the reason for the season - you're absolutely right! It's officially holiday season and that means matching pajamas , hot toddies, and tons of time following the reassuring plots of wholesome family movies. The popularity of Christmas movies has begun to attract more high-profile talent than ever and stars like Sheryl Lee Ralph , Loretta Devine, Kelly Rowland , Raven Goodwin,
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