Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts
This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. — The hourlong “Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy” will be hosted by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington. — The NFL's voting campaign includes Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley. There's also an “Latinos Vote” extension campaign with NFL legends and celebrities encouraging the Latino community to vote that includes Victor Cuz, Roberto Garza and Wilmer Valderrama.
Oprah's Orlando-filmed show, 'David Makes Man,' premieres tonight
click to enlarge Screenshot via OWN / YouTubeLast year, Hollywood came to Dr. Phillips High School, of all places.A collection of bright pink, but mostly hollow, buildings on the grounds of the Orlando school grew into a film set for the new Oprah Winfrey showNow it's a year later, and the show premieres tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 14.DPHS will be joined by the surrounding Orlando neighborhoods near Universal Studios as settings in the Florida-based show.The new drama series on the Oprah Winfrey Network isn't actually set in Orlando. It's supposed to be Miami-based, telling the story of a "14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty," according to the OWN synopsis The show comes from Tarell Alvin McCraney, who co-wrote the screenplay forThe series will feature Phylicia Rashad (best known from), and executive producers are Oprah, Michael B. Jordan (yes, that's Killmonger from), Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy.orlandoweekly.com