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Here’s Where You’ve Seen The Star-Studded Cast Of Netflix’s “The Upshaws” Before



The Upshaws may be a relatively new show, but there are some familiar faces in the cast that make it feel like a television staple.

Netflix recently released its second season of The Upshaws. If you’re into crass comedy that follows the life of a middle-class family, this is the show for you.

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As a self-described television enthusiast, the show is pretty good. That’s not what got me! What did is that the cast is full of legends.

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Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey

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Kim Fields plays Regina Upshaw in the Netflix series, but the role that really got her noticed was Tootie in The Facts of Life. Appearing in over 200 episodes, Fields grabbed the hearts of viewers as the adorable girl turned young woman. Throughout the ’80s, she was one of the young “it girls.”


Wanda Sykes

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That’s right. She is best known as herself. An accomplished comedian and host of award shows — Wanda Sykes is most known for her comedic prowess and catching commentary on the stage.


Day Day

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Mike Epps is a comedian, too, but most people got word of his talent when he appeared in the sequel to the cult classic, Friday. His depiction as Craig’s first cousin, Day-Day, is iconic in Black culture. Who doesn’t love his on-screen run-ins with Baby Dee? 



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Gabrielle Dennis was the woman everyone loved to hate in The Game. We all blamed her as the one who destroyed the TV romance between Melanie and Derwin. Looking back, the breakup wasn’t her fault, but many of us made her the villain and couldn’t get enough of it.



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Page Kennedy has had his fair share of roles in movies, most notably as Travis in the 2003 film S.W.A.T. He has also been seen in many recurring roles and starring on television shows — many short-lived. No matter how varied his resume, Kennedy has some major acting chops. However, the role I can’t forget is his portrayal of Gerald in the TV version of Rush Hour. It was less about his acting and more about the fact that we did not need that show. Who asked them to turn that movie into a show anyway?!



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Leonard Earl Howze has an acting resume that spans several films and movies, but we love him as the African barber in the Barbershop films. His quirky commentary and cultural innocence were the perfect balance to the antics of the other characters in the film.


Pippy Rosewood

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For 44 episodes, Gabrielle Dennis played Pippy Rosewood alongside Morris Chestnut as Beaumont “Rosie” Rosewood, Jr. Known for her character’s expressive character and keen intuition, Pippy was no one to play with. As an add-on, Dennis went on to show her versatility on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show.


Uncle Julius


The series Survivor’s Remorse didn’t last long, and Epps’ character died before the final episode. However, his impact on the short-lived show was lasting. It was a real-life depiction of an uncle stepping up as a father figure. Uncle Julius was fun to watch, from the quirky advice to the escapades of a Gen X bachelor.


Barb Baran

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The New Adventures of Old Christine would not have been what it was without the comedic genius of Wanda Sykes. Her portrayal of Barb and serving as best friend to Christine was a highlight of the show and a much-needed point of interest. If you’re wondering — Old Christine wasn’t that great.


Granny — Ice Age

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Any time I wanted the kids in my life (sons, nieces, nephews, god-children) to settle down, Ice Age was my go-to film. We can discuss some life lessons nestled in the movie later. However, today, we are here to talk about Wanda Sykes doing the voice of Granny. Granny’s real name was Gladys, but who refers to their grandparents by their first name? She was a comedic staple in the movie franchise with sage wisdom, often wrapped in sarcasm.


Regine Hunter

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The ’90s is my all-time favorite decade. One of the highlights from the era is the television perfection that was Living Single. In my brain, Yvette Lee Bowser deserves all the love and honor for creating this timeless television. What made this show great was the perfect mix of the main characters. Kim Fields was a part of that mix as Regine Hunter. She was an on-screen pleasure, a bougie socialite with an affinity for fashion and everything luxury. We love Regine. We stan her antics, and no one could embody all that she was better than Fields.

Many new shows are bringing acting vets to the forefront. Who are some of your favorite actors that have appeared in some of your favorite movies and television shows?

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Bobby focuses on creating higher margins while investing in society. He believes that our World has room for improvement, and one of his goals is to be part of the evolutionary process. What makes him successful is the collaboration with founders and partners. Bobby has a successful track record in envisioning and creating deals and opportunities from scratch in various industries.


Jessie James Decker Responds to ‘Unkind’ Instagram Comments About Her Children’s Bodies



Jessie James Decker has no time for comments about her kids! Over the weekend, the 34-year-old singer shared a series of pictures from her family’s trip to Mexico.

Jessie posted a photo of herself, husband Eric Decker and their three children — Vivianne, 8, Eric, 7, and Forrest, 4 — posing in their swimwear, which led some fans to talk about the kids’ abdominal muscles.  

One user commented that it was “strange” for children to have bodies like that at young ages, while another wrote, “That doesn’t look right … Sorry, not sorry.”

Jessie took to the comments to shut down anyone who felt the need to discuses her children’s bodies.  

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“From one mother to another, please don’t call my children’s appearance strange just because they don’t look the way you think they should? It’s unkind,” she wrote.

Decker had another comment for users who believed she altered her children’s appearance with an app. 

“Surely this is an app but I don’t see anyone saying as much,” she wrote with sarcasm. “Yeah I used an ‘ab’ app on my small children wtf.” 

Jessie’s comments weren’t just filled with negativity. Some of the singer’s famous friends took to the comments section to express their inspiration to hit the gym after seeing her kids. 

“Just wait till I start doing 2 a days 🙄😂 they’re ripped!!,” Kane Brown said.  

“These abs on these babies, tho!!! I gotta step my game up! Lol,” Kelly Rowland added. 

“I love these smiles. The strength. So in their bodies. Fun goals 💋💛♥️💕,” Selma Blair wrote.  

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Jessie also gave her followers a look at her and her husband’s beach bodies. In a video montage from their trip, the singer led with a picture of her rocking a pink swimsuit, and the NFL player going shirtless while they smiled on the beach with their kids. 

“Had the time of our lives on a much needed family vacation!!!! So grateful for the sun, fun, food, family and friends🌴🥥✨🥰 until next time🥰,” she wrote.  

In another video, Jessie gave her followers a look at her son, Forrest’s, Michael Jackson dance moves.  

“Our little superstar!! Forrest entertained everyone all week long going from Elvis to Michael Jackson!! His love of music and dance warms my heart! This kid is never stops performing or dancing no matter the time of day!!,” she captioned the video set to Michael Jackson’s song, “Bad.”

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The family trip came after Jessie competed on season 31 of Dancing With the Stars. In October, ET spoke up with the singer, who shared how hard she was working to balance work, motherhood and competing for the mirrorball trophy. 

“It’s really hard! I’m not a dancer and I think I underestimated how hard this was going to be,” she told ET. “But I am proud of myself for challenging myself and every week getting out there and doing my best.” 



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15 Bluetooth Turntables For Spinning Your Favorite Tunes



This also comes with a dust cover, adapter for 7″ records, aluminum plate, attachment pieces, rubber vinyl platter, and a USB B cable.

Promising review: “My teen daughter has begun to show a deep interest in music and wanted to get started with vinyl. I have a large collection of LPs, which have been well-cared for and only played on high-end equipment. Knowing that she would want to play some of those records, I was looking for a good quality turntable that would perform well and not cause any harm to the vinyl. This Sony fit the bill perfectly for both of our needs. It is a solid piece of hifi-grade equipment, is well-designed with simple and intelligent controls, and it allows for multiple means of playback connectivity. The Bluetooth connected easily to an Amazon Echo Studio speaker, which sounds great, and the Studio then reconnects immediately upon each use without having to re-pair with the turntable. Build quality is nice, it has a good weight, and has a very aesthetically pleasing and understated design. Well worth purchasing.” —nycmrx

Get it from Amazon for $198.

Add some flare to your record player with a ~snazzy~ accent cabinet.

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Family speaks out after country singer Jake Flint, 37, dies hours after his wedding



Jake Flint’s family is mourning the loss of the country music singer following the news that he died in his sleep at the age of 37, hours after getting married. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Flint’s family sent a press release to confirming the musician died on Nov. 26 during the early hours of the morning.

The statement also included a message from Flint’s family that said, “Our hearts are broken over this tragic loss. Jacob was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and partner to his wife, Brenda. He valued his family, friendships and living life to the fullest, which was evident in his songwriting.”

Flint’s loved ones wrote, “Every person who knew him has a story of his wit, charm, talent, and compassion. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and the many beautiful tributes that have been shared about the impact Jacob had on many lives.”

“While we grieve what we know could have been, we’re grateful that his talent and love live on in his songs,” the statement concluded. 

According to the press release, Flint’s funeral services will be held on Dec. 5 at Cedar Point Church in Claremore, Oklahoma.

The press release said that a cause of death has not been determined. 

Flint and his wife, Brenda, tied the knot in an Oklahoma ceremony last weekend. Brenda Flint grieved the loss of her husband in a Facebook post shared on Nov. 28. 

She uploaded a video from their wedding that showed the newlyweds goofing off and dancing with each other as a photographer snapped photos of them.

“I don’t understand,” she wrote in the caption. 

In a separate post shared the next day, she said, “We should be going through wedding photos but instead I have to pick out clothes to bury my husband in. People aren’t meant to feel this much pain. My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back.” 

She wrote, “ I can’t take much more. I need him here.”

Flint, who was born and raised in Oklahoma, released his first album in 2015, titled “I’m Not Okay.” He then released an eponymous record in 2020 and followed it with two live albums. His most recent album was 2021’s “Live and Socially Distanced at Mercury Lounge.” He was also named “Breakout Artist of the Year” at the 2019 We Are Tulsa Music Awards. 

His manager, Brenda Cline,” called the late musician a “rising star” in a statement and celebrated his positive attitude.

“He had a humble personality, lovable nature, and the ability to keep you laughing till your sides hurt,” she said. 

Publicist Clif Doyal praised Flint for being “a true ambassador of the Oklahoma and Texas Red Dirt music scene.” 

“With his infectious smile and disarming sense of humor, he was loved by many, and I believe that, along with his music, will be his lasting legacy,” Doyal wrote.

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