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We all know the typical cliches when it comes to black people in horror films — they get killed first, no one listens to them, or they’re not in it at all.
But now Jordan Peele is changing all that with his race driven thriller Get Out. In fact Peele, told HipHollywood it was his goal to appease black audiences, and give them the scary movie they’ve been longing for.
“This is a movie where you are supposed to yell at the screen,” said Peele who wrote, directed and produced the film. “Black horror audience, we are a loyal movie audience. We go, we come out and there hasn’t been enough representation. Not just having black characters, and protagonist …
I wanted to make a movie where they did the smart thing.”
In the film, a black guy played by Daniel Kaluuya goes to visit his white girlfriend’s parents (played by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) and finds out they aren’t as comfortable around Black people as they put on.
Kaluuya said he was excited to help Peele tell this story about the scary dynamics involved with interracial relationships. “I was like I don’t know if we can say this, but I want to help you say this.”
“Interracial dating is interesting because it’s really not fully excepted by either side ,” added Peele who is married to fellow comedian Chelsea Peretti. “Not only is race real and still here but it’s not talked about … it hasn’t been talked about in a horror movie and I felt like it was a missing piece of the conversation.”
And movie goers seem to agree … the film currently has a 100 approval rating on rotten tomatoes and has garnered a ton of buzz on social media.
So are you going to check it out this weekend? Get Out also starring Allison Williams and Rel Howery hits theaters February 24.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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