Dark Phoenix

Songs, Movies & Moments: January 2019

Dark Phoenix

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

A new year brings resolutions for many. But in the case of the X-Men franchise, it will bring a total revamp and overhaul.

In a recent interview with Variety, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed the future of the X-Men films once the characters enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the Disney/Fox merger.

“The notion of the characters coming back is great. It’s nice when a company that created all these characters can have access to all those characters,” Feige said. “It’s usual not to. But in terms of actually planning things, we haven’t started that yet.”

Well, it seems as if Marvel should start now because there are two X-Men movies on the horizon this summer. In June, the long-awaited X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated for release. In August, The New Mutants is scheduled to drop.

Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in an unexpected role of national heroes.

Charles “Professor X” Xavier (James McAvoy) lands of the cover of Time magazine, but his ego is putting the X-Men at risk by pushing the crew to more extreme missions. After they are dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the energy surge ignites the Phoenix within Jean Grey (Sophe Turner).

Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit theaters June 7.

R&B Singer Tank

In the aftermath of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, there’s been an outpouring of various opinions. Most of the opinions have been condemning. Tank, who dubbed himself the “general of R&B,” has constantly sung Kelly’s praises in the past. But after the documentary, he changed his stance drastically.

“We have shaped and molded talent we sign after his musical image. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into this man that it’s hard for us to let go. I no longer have this issue,” Tank posted on Instagram. “I whole heartedly apologize for not coming to this realization sooner. I CANNOT separate the music from the monster! My 3 black daughters won’t let me.”

Ne-Yo

Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, who admired Kelly so much that he toured with the embattled singer in 2007—and dropped out due to Kelly and his entourage taking multiple dressing rooms, amid other claims—posted this (hashtagged “mute R. Kelly”) on Instagram after watching the documentary:

“There is NO excuse. Music is important. It really is. But it’s not more important than protecting our children, protecting our little girls. PERIOD”

Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks could return to the show according to LoveBScott.com.

Parks left the show in the aftermath of the “Sex Dungeon” scandal after Parks allegedly leaked false information to co-star Porsha Williams about Kandi Burress allegedly wanting to take advantage of Williams.

Parks denied the allegations, telling People magazine in May of last year, “It’s funny to think I have any additional time to be caught up in gossip. I have several jobs, as we know, and I have two small children. But I think everyone always has to blame someone.”

Moore left after deciding to keep her love life and the birth of her child private.

According to sources, Moore and Parks are being considered for a return because of an alleged dip in ratings.

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