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Jonathan Majors Reveals Idris Elba Convinced Him To Play The Villain Kang The Conqueror For Marvel

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Jonathan Majors Reveals Idris Elba Convinced Him To Play The Villain Kang The Conqueror For Marvel

Jonathan Majors reveals a pep talk from veteran Idris Elba helped him decide to take the role of Kang The Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the biggest villain since Thanos.

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Jonathan Majors first blessed our screens in the ABC miniseries When We Rise which he was still in while a student at YALE. Shortly after that debut Majors received his first major look in The Last Black man In San Francisco which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. That film was not that long ago premiering at Sundance in January of 2019. His performance was praised by critics and would set up an epic run of appearances, which he is still in the midst of.

The most notable appearances since then include Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and HBO’s television series Lovecraft Country. Critics couldn’t get enough of Majors in Lovecraft Country, even calling him the foundation of the show and the main reason to watch. Shortly after it was announced Majors had landed a casting most everyone in Hollywood seeks, a major role with Disney and Marvel Studios.

Majors was cast as the supervillain Kang The Conqueror, the most important villain since Thanos. While many would jump at the chance to work with Marvel, Majors reveals he was hesitant and needed a friend, and fellow Marvel alumni Idris Elba had to convince him to take the role according to The Ringer.

“I had watched the films. Love Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, killed it,” Majors says. “[But] I was like, ‘I don’t think you want me. I don’t think you want what I’m going to do. Like, I don’t think you want that.’ That was my hesitation. I was like, ‘You got the right Black guy?’”

“He’s Idris Elba, you know, he’s a big dog, he’s done it all,” Majors says. “Here comes the youngster coming up, you know, and we were talking about work and the legacy of Black actors and all that stuff. And he said, ‘You can do that.’ What Dwayne Johnson has done to the game, what Idris Elba has done to the game, what Will Smith did to the game. This idea that the Black men can enter into a highly commercial world.”

Regardless of whether or not it was insecurity or imposter syndrome, we are glad Idris was there to give him the little boost he needed. After his debut in the Disney+ series LOKI its safe to say he was perfect for the part and fans can’t get enough of him. Even if he didn’t get the comic-con red carpet rollout, when he touches that stage, the MCU fans will be rushing to praise his great acting as ‘He Who Remains’ aka Kang.

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Priyanka Chopra Explains Dropping ‘Jonas’ From Her Social Media Names Amid Split Rumors

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Priyanka Chopra explained she’s ‘protecting’ herself more due to public interest around her marriage to Nick Jonas, adding that she’s ‘setting boundaries.’

Priyanka Chopra, 39, got the rumor mill going when she dropped husband Nick Jonas‘ last name from her social media profiles back in November. Fans immediately began to speculate that the Quantico actress and Jonas Brothers singer, 29, were splitting — but it turns out she had very different reasons for moving her social handles back to @PriyankaChopra.

“It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate,” she said to Vanity Fair for their February 2022 issue, which she appears on the cover of. “Because of the noise of social media, because of the prevalence that it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot larger than it is. I think that we give it a lot more credence in real life, and I don’t think it needs that,” she explained, noting the situation was a “professional hazard.”

Priyanka Chopra recently dropped ‘Jonas’ from her Instagram handle, prompting fans to speculate she and Nick were potentially splitting. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

It turns out that the move was more to do with focusing on her career and attempting to keep her personal life more private than before. “I’m starting to protect myself a lot more because I realize how much [the entertainment business] takes out of you,” The Matrix Resurrections star also said to the publication. “It takes a part of your soul, constantly trying to make sure that you say the right thing, do the right thing, dress the right way, not make a mistake, not trip because the whole world is going to watch. Or not fall when you’re walking up on a red carpet or say something wrong or have a bad f—— day.”

While Priyanka was a major star in India before linking up romantically with Nick, she was relatively unknown to North American audiences before the premiere of ABC’s Quantico. Priyanka starred on the series from 2015 – 2018, marking her first major foray into English speaking projects. Nick seemingly noticed the Bollywood beauty in 2016, when he decided to send her a DM on Twitter — but their romance didn’t actually begin until 2018. The rest is history, and they married in a lavish ceremony later that year (after he proposed with a $200,000 Tiffany cushion-cut diamond ring).

As for Nick, the “Jealous” singer has also talked about boundaries for the couple. “We both know that public life is something that comes with what we do,” he said to VF. “But we’ve set real boundaries around our personal lives, our privacy, and worked really hard to create that little safe haven for ourselves with our friends and family.”

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‘RHOBH’ Erika Jayne Wants Tom Girardi to Testify in Her Defense in Her $25 Mil Lawsuit Trial

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RHOBH's Erika Jayne Wants Thomas Girardi to Testify in Her Defense as She Heads to Trial to Face $25 Lawsuit and a Recommendation for His Disbarment is Issued

Erika Jayne is preparing to address the $25 million lawsuit filed against her in court.

Months after the trustee assigned to Thomas Girardi‘s Chapter 7 bankruptcy case demanded the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member return the millions she allegedly received in fraudulent transfers from her husband and his now-defunct law firm, Girardi Keese, Erika has found herself in need of her estranged husband’s help.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online on January 14, Erika revealed in a recently-filed bombshell that she wants Thomas to testify in her defense amid the upcoming trial, which is expected to begin in January 2023, and also needs documents and testimony from the trustee, Thomas’ current and ex-employees, and Thomas’ former accountants.

As for the trustee, they plan to depose 10 witnesses and experts to address the financial moves of Thomas’ estate, as well as an expert who is expected to testify about the ethical obligations of attorneys.

At the end of 2020, Thomas was accused of stiffing his various creditors, including former clients, for over $100 million and using the owed funds to support his and Erika’s over-the-top lifestyle. However, after the trustee filed their lawsuit against Erika, she refused to pay back any of the money and denied having knowledge of her former partner’s missteps.

The RHOBH cast member also requested the case be thrown out.

In other news, the State Bar of California has issued a recommendation to the state Supreme Court regarding the disbarment of Thomas, whose legal career has been inactive since March 2021.

As a report from Fox 11 in Los Angeles revealed, Thomas was charged with numerous violations of the State Bar Act and Rules of Professional Conduct and because he failed to file a response to the claims against him, a default was entered against him in August. And, in November, the State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel filed a petition for disbarment.

Also in the report, it was stated that a representative for the State Bar of California is expediting the process of reimbursements to a security fund on claims from Thomas’ alleged victims, which reportedly total over $335,000.

Erika is currently in production on the upcoming 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Finer Than Youuu: The Finest Zetas In The Game (Founders’ Day Edition)

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Finer Than Youuu: The Finest Zetas In The Game (Founders’ Day Edition)

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It’s only right that we close out this momentous week by celebrating the Finer Women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated who’ve thrived for 102 years of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood.

In 1920, five coeds founded the sorority on the campus of Howard University in a historic moment that would affect positive change, raise consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members.

These women believed that sorority elitism and socializing overshadowed the real mission for progressive organizations and failed to address fully the societal mores, ills, prejudices, and poverty affecting humanity in general and the Black community in particular.

Since its inception, Zeta Phi Beta has continued its steady climb into the national spotlight with programs demonstrating concern for the human condition both nationally and internationally.

With hundreds of chapters worldwide and a membership of 100,000+, the organization made history as the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, first to charter a chapter in Africa, first to form auxiliary groups, and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

The sorority takes pride in transforming communities through volunteer services from members and its auxiliaries via outreach services and support of multiple affiliate organizations.

As the sorority moves toward its centennial, it retains its original zest for excellence by espousing the highest academic ideals resulting in members serving in groundbreaking roles in all fields of endeavor. 

Notable members of the storied organization include Zora Neale Hurston, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Vivica Fox, Sheryl Underwood, Towanda Braxton, Gwendolyn Brooks, Syleena Johnson, Sarah Vaughn, Anita Hill, Esther Rolle, and more.

How are you celebrating the Zetas today? Tell us down below and enjoy our gallery of the Finest Zetas in the game on the flip.

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