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Knock Out’s Usher And Sugar Ray Leonard Cozy Up On Red Carpet

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Usher and Sugar Ray Leonard posed together on the red carpet for The 4th Annual ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Charity Fight Night To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The two raised their fists and wrapped arms around each other while they smiled from ear to ear. Usher rocked black pants, a black jacket, and a gold chain, while Leonard snazzed it up in a white collared shirt and blue suit.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Usher attend B. Riley & Co. & The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Present The 4th Annual 'Big Fighters, Big Cause' Charity Fight Night To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes at Santa Monica in Los Angeles

Sugar Ray Leonard and Usher attend B. Riley & Co. & The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Present The 4th Annual 'Big Fighters, Big Cause' Charity Fight Night To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes at Santa Monica in Los Angeles

The Voice judge plays Sugar Ray in the upcoming flick, Hands Of Stone, a movie about professional boxer Roberto Duran and his legendary trainer Ray Arcel. The movie is set to premiere in 2014.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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