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‘Americanish’ makes New York premiere this weekend

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AMERICANISH, directed/co-written by Emmy® Award Winner Iman Zawahry, will make its NEW YORK premiere at two festivals this weekend in New York City – the New York Asian Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival 44. These premieres will kick-off the AMERICANISH NYC TAKEOVER both in virtual cinema and on the big screen in person this coming weekend August 14 and 15, 2021.

AMERICANISH is the first Muslim romantic comedy directed by an Emmy winning American Muslim woman! This unique coming of age film, co-written by Zawahry and comedian/actress Aizzah Fatima, stars Fatima (High Maintenance, The Good Wife), Salena Qureshi (The Society, All These Small Moments), Kapil Talwalkar (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Lillete Dubey(Monsoon Wedding, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), George Wendt (Norm from Cheers), David Rasche (Men in Black 3, Succession), Shenaz Treasury (The Big Sick, One Life to Live), Godfrey (Zoolander), and Mohammed “Mo” Amer (Ramy, The Vagabond).

This unique coming of age comedy offers a refreshing sense of authenticity, as its female leads convey a range and depth of character derived from the co-creators’ own experiences as American women.

Zawahry states, “Comedy is often overlooked as a tool to help educate the public and transform our opinion, especially when it comes to politics and religion. Our film does all that and more. It’s particularly meaningful to our cast and crew, as many of us are women, women of color, and/or Muslim women. Not many understand what it means to be Muslim in America, and we are often portrayed as a monolith in the media. Our film combats and corrects stereotypes in a way that’s relatable and welcoming.”

AMERICANISH is the first Muslim Rom-Com directed by an American Muslim woman and centers on three Muslim women in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York addressing ambition, love and identity while balancing cultural and societal expectations. This loving comedy follows the joys and tribulations of career-driven sisters Sam and Maryam Khan and their cousin Ameera, who moves to New York City with one purpose: to find a Pakistani American Doctor to marry. While highlighting a relatable and endearing storyline and offering a fresh perspective on classic rom-com tropes, the film delves head-on into the complexity of trying to both honor and break from cultural traditions while balancing personal values and career goals in a society that does not always accommodate both.

For more AMERICANISH information please go to: https://www.americanishfilm.com/

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Ari Lennox Releases Video For Waste My Time

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Ari Lennox turns to therapy to solve her relationship questions in the new music video for her single “Waste My Time,” out today via Dreamville/Interscope Records. In the video, directed by Val Vega, the soul and R&B superstar ponders why she keeps falling for the same guys before the scene transforms to a steamy series of sets – Ari glistening in a pool, seducing in a gold and pink cloud, and embraced in a steamy romance. Does she get the answers she needs? Join Ari’s therapy journey and watch the full “Waste My Time” video HERE.
The “Waste My Time” video arrives on a big day for Ari Lennox’s career, as her age/sex/locationtour kicks off tonight at the famed House of Blues in Las Vegas. The 34-date trek runs through March 29 and hits several major markets – including concerts in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and more –before it concludes with two shows in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Purchase your tickets for the age/sex/location Tour at www.arilennox.com
 
age/sex/location is Ari Lennox’s second studio album and was released in September to spectacular reviews. Pitchfork praised the album as “a bountiful exploration of what it truly means to be grown and sexy,” while Rolling Stone confirmed that the star “has delivered her best work to date” and VIBE featured the album on its list of the 25 Best R&B Albums of 2022. Standout tracks include “Queen Space,” with Summer Walker and “POF,” which President Obama placed at No. 3 on his annual favorite music series for 2022, and of course, the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox-produced hit “Pressure.” The RIAA gold-certified hit has soared to over 640 million streams, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay and became her first solo Hot 100 single. “Waste My Time” extends Ari’s hitmaking streak at radio, with its No. 10 spot on Adult R&B Airplay. Thanks to those hits and more fan favorites, age/sex/location has already raced past 200 million streams in the U.S..
If that weren’t enough, Ari has continued to reap massive wins in recent months. In November, Ari delivered electric performances at both the American Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards, where she was nominated for six trophies, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. In December, she became the first-ever digital cover for HuffPost, with the publication proudly declaring the First Lady of Dreamville “a student of her craft and proof that R&B ain’t dead.”
age/sex/location is another win in Ari Lennox’s book, following her acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby, now officially certified gold by the RIAA. The project, now with over 1.5 billion global streams, spawned the RIAA platinum-certified title track, featuring Dreamville label head and marquee artist J. Cole, gold-certified singles “BMO” and “Whipped Cream,” and “Up Late.” Critical recognition capped off the debut era with nominations for a Grammy Award (for her contribution to Dreamville’s album, Revenge of the Dreamers III), three 2019 Soul Train Awards, and two 2020 NAACP Awards.
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Randy Gonzalez, dad of TikTok duo Enkyboys, dead at 35

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Randy Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday. (more…)

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Chris Brown shows off ‘department store’ he built to house his clothes

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Chris Brown is no stranger to the fashion industry. He’s already developed a clothing line, Black Pyramid. Now, he’s decided to sell some more swag. Yesterday (Jan. 24), the Grammy-winning artist went on his Instagram Story to inform his followers that he’s built a department store near the comfort of his home. (more…)

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Pope Francis Says Homosexuality Is a Sin, But Not a Crime

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Pope Francis is calling for a change in the Catholic Church’s approach to homosexuality, saying that bishops in particular must be welcoming and show respect. (more…)

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Paris Hilton welcomes first child with husband Carter Reum

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Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum have welcomed their first child together. (more…)

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Justin Bieber Sells Music Catalog for $200 Million

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JUSTIN BIEBER HAS sold his publishing and recorded music rights to Hipgnosis Songs Capital, marking yet another blockbuster music catalog acquisition. (more…)

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