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A Cleaned Up Looking T-Pain Talks New Mixtape, Haters and More (Watch)

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*Since 2005, T-Pain has been banging out club hit after club hit. These days, the entertainer is long past having cut his one-time signature braids.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning artist recently presided over a crowd of sound engineers, DJs, media professionals and fans in celebration of the release of his new mixtape “The Iron Way.”

EURweb.com was in attendance for this exclusive affair.

Celebrities such as Busta Rhymes and Nick Cannon mingled with the crowd and took photos as veteran hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid moderated over a lively Q&A session with T-Pain.

The drinks from the open bar flowed as easily as the conversation.

During EURweb associate Ricardo Hazell’s interview with the rapper he discussed everything from remaining relevant, being honest with oneself, nerdiness and much more. Check out the video below.

(Warning: Strong Language)

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EURweb.com Was in the House for ‘Run All Night’ Red Carpet (Watch)

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*Last week EURweb.com was in attendance for a star-studded red carpet to promote the newly released film Run All Night.

Starring Liam Neeson, Common, Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman, the Jaume Collet-Serra directed film tells the story of a father who defends his wayward son from certain demise at the hands of Shaun Maguire, played by Ed Harris.

The tale is situated in the Big Apple and is just the type of gritty, modern crime noir that men love. However, according to a recent report from Variety, older women were significant in helping the film make headway over the weekend in landing in second place behind Cinderella.

Run All Night earned $11 million over the weekend while Cinderella raked in over $70 million.

Check out the video of Common discussing the nuances of Run All Night as compared to Selma, budding star Malcolm Goodwin explain how he came across the role, and actor David Zayas, Sal Maroni of Gotham, talks about his role on Gotham and his upcoming works as well.

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EURweb.com Chats it Up with ‘Chappie’ Director and Cast (Watch)

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*South African Director Neill Blomkamp is fast becoming the modern age version of Stanley Kubrick with the manner in which each of his films addresses several issues that are the forefront of society’s collective mind.

District 9 addresses race, and Elysium addresses class. In the recently released film Chappie, Blomkamp touches upon what it is to be human and the meaning of consciousness. Starring Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sharlito Copley and South African rap group Die Antwoord, Chappie is a very intelligent science fiction offering whose inherent tenets are as refreshing to ponder as the special effects are to view on the big screen.

EURweb.com was in the house along with members of the domestic and international press corps to discuss the philosophically points  involved in humanity’s description of what it is to be alive, and what it is to be human.  Check out an edited version of footage from the Chappie Press Conference at the Crosby Hotel in New York City.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks Candidly About ‘Beyond the Lights’ (Watch)

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards have come back gone, with Selma being nominated for Best Motion Picture and Common and John Legend winning an Oscar for Best Original Song, but even host Neil Patrick Harris joked about the overwhelmingly Eurocentric viewpoints of the nominated films, and the whiteness of the nominees as well.

To be certain, just because a film was not recognized by the Academy Awards does not mean it did not deserve to be recognized. Beyond the Lights is one such film.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, and Danny Glover, Beyond the Lights tells the story of a young pop star by the name of Noni. Just as she begins her ascent toward stardom, young Noni suffers a severe mental breakdown that almost cost her life.

At a recent roundtable discussion in New York City, the director speaks candidly with a cadre of journalists about her work, the great work done by the cast, and her real thoughts about the quality of Beyond the Lights as well.

EURweb.com was on the scene, along with reporters from the New York Amsterdam News, TheGrio, Moguldom Media and Blackfilm.com, and recorded it for your enlightenment.

Beyond the Lights debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD this week. Tweet the hashtag #MakeBTLNo1 to show your support.

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On the Set of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Watch)

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*Monday night “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” debuted in the time slot formerly occupied by the “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central with a format that appears to be one part “Politically Incorrect” and one part “The Daily Show.”

The first guests to visit “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” were former Newark Mayor and current U.S. senator Cory Booker, hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli,and actor/comedian Bill Burr with additional commentary from correspondent Shenaz Treasury.

The opening monologue was tight like hallways and the guests were bold and uncensored in their honest assessments of the day’s current events.

When “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” was initially proposed, my immediate hope were that it be intelligent, relevant and daring. All of those hopes were realized with the first show as Wilmore deftly and skillfully plied his wares on late night television.

We’ll be tuning in next week to see if he can keep this up and will tune in next week. Check out this video of a behind the scenes look at The Nightly Show’s set in this video shot at a media meet-and-greet just days before the premiere.

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Oprah Winfrey Talks Importance of Annie Lee Cooper in ‘Selma’ (Watch)

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The critically-acclaimed film Selma is now playing in theaters nationwide and Hollywood is all abuzz regarding the quality of directorship Ava DuVernay turned in on the film and the manner in which actor David Oyelowo totally transforms himself in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, one of the most pivotal roles in the entire offering is that of Annie Lee Cooper played by Oprah Winfrey. EURweb was at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in  New York City for the Selma press conference.

Below, Winfrey talks the significance of Ms. Cooper: