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Watch: John Legend felt like a ‘king’ on Father’s Day, performs ‘Ooh Laa’ on ‘Tonight Show’

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June 23 (UPI) — John Legend says that he was surprised with a dinner date by his wife Chrissy Teigen on Father’s Day while appearing on The Tonight Show.

“She set up a dinner date on our deck and somehow I was able to not see it the whole time while they were setting it up and it was a true surprise,” Legend told host Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

“She set it all up in our backyard and it was a really lovely dinner date. They made me feel like a king on Father’s Day,” he continued.

Legend, Teigen, and their two kids, daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, recently appeared together on a Father’s Day special that aired on ABC.

“We had everybody wear masks and we did a lot of it outside, So we tried to be as safe as possible. But you know, everybody’s kind of easing back into using full production, but just doing it with more precautions now,” the singer said filming the special amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legend discussed his non-profit organization Free America which brings to light how America is the most incarcerated country in the world.

“The fact that we use police and jails and prisons to solve far too many social issues that could be solved in other ways,” Legend said. “That’s something that a lot of people are looking at now and I think it’s important that we do that.”

Legend also performed his song “Ooh Laa” alongside a full band from his latest album titled Bigger Love.

Bigger Love was released on Friday and also includes the single “Conversations in the Dark.”

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John Legend was named Best New Artist and took home Best Male R&B Performance for “Ordinary People” at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005. The year before Legend had begun his solo career after doing back up vocals for Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Usher. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo



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Aldis Hodge in talks to play Hawkman in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — The Invisible Man and Underground actor Aldis Hodge is in talks to play Hawkman in Black Adam, the comic-book adaptation starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero.

Hodge’s casting negotiations were reported Friday by Variety, Deadline and EW.

Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra will helm the project in Georgia next year.

Hawkman is a winged warrior and member of the DC Comics superhero team Justice Society of America.

Noah Centineo was previously announced to play society member Atom Smasher.

Hodge’s other credits include Straight Outta Compton, One Night in Miami and Hidden Figures.

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Yara Shahidi to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s live-action ‘Peter Pan’

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — Grown-ish star and Black-ish alum Yara Shahidi is set to play the iconic fairy Tinker Bell in Disney‘s new live-action version of Peter Pan and Wendy.

Shahidi has joined a cast that includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy.

Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery is helming the project.

Shahidi is the first woman of color to play Tinker Bell on screen.

Margaret Kerry was the live-action model on whom the sprite was based in the animated 1953 film classic, Peter Pan, while Julia Roberts played Tinker Bell in the live-action Hook and Ludivine Sagnier played the pixie in 2003’s Peter Pan.

The movies were all inspired by J.M. Barrie‘s 1904 play, Peter Pan, and/or his 1911 novelization of it, Peter and Wendy.

The tale follows the adventures of a boy who never grows up and the curious human children he squires away to the magical world of Neverland.

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Samuel L. Jackson to reprise Nick Fury role in Disney+ series

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe character of Nick Fury in a possible series for Disney+.

If the show is officially green-lit, it would be Jackson’s first lead TV role.

Mr. Robot scribe Kyle Bradstreet is writing and will executive produce the Marvel Studios project about the Avengers handler.

No details have been released regarding additional casting, a timeline or plot for the show.

Jackson has played Fury in numerous Marvel films, as well as in the ABC series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, since 2008’s Iron Man.

Jackson’s other credits include Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, the Star Wars franchise, Snakes on a Plane, Unbreakable, Glass and Coach Carter.

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