Marsai Martin Is New 'American Girl' Melody For Amazon Flick

Marsai Martin Is New 'American Girl' Melody For Amazon Flick

Marsai Martin is a new American Girl!

The 12-year-old black-ish actress will star as the title character in Amazon’s new flick, Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story, Deadline reports.

Set in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, the new movie centers on Melody, whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing.

As a result, her belief in the “indivisible” promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by reminding her that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”

The special movie is set to premiere this fall and will also star Frances Fisher, Frankie Faison and Idara Victor.

Vanessa Hudgens Dances in the Rain at the LCMA Rain Room Exhibit!

Vanessa Hudgens Dances in the Rain at the LCMA Rain Room Exhibit!

Vanessa Hudgens sips on an iced coffee while running errands on Wednesday (August 24) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 27-year-old actress and singer went summer chic in short-shorts and sneakers as she made her way around town.

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Later that day, Vanessa stopped by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to check out their popular rain room exhibit and posted a cute picture to Instagram of herself dancing around.

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A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

FYI: Vanessa is carrying a Celine cross body bag.

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'Final Five' Continue Their NYC Tour at a 'Hamilton' Performance

'Final Five' Continue Their NYC Tour at a 'Hamilton' Performance

The Final Five strike a pose backstage with some of the cast of Hamilton on Tuesday (August 23) in New York City.

The gold medal-winning teammates – Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman – got to check out the hugely popular musical after a busy day in NYC!

The following day, Gabby stopped by SiriusXM Studios to chatted with Hoda Kotb. She recently opened up about her Olympics experience in spite of social media backlash.

“I had fun. Maybe people weren’t being fair on social media, but that’s social media for you. I just found things to be positive about. And there’s a lot to be happy about. We won the gold medal as a team, and it was just such an amazing experience. I came to the Olympics and won a gold medal! That’s still really awesome. I can only do what I can do, and if people want to say their stuff on social media, I can’t stop them,” she explained to People.

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Laura Marano Already Has An Idea for the 'La La' Music Video

Laura Marano Already Has An Idea for the 'La La' Music Video

Laura Marano poses for some pictures in the park during a press day in New York City on Thursday afternoon (August 25).

The 20-year-old singer is out promoting her brand new song, “La La”, which you can listen to now on JJJ!

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“Hopefully there will be a music video for it,” Laura dished to Yahoo earlier in the week about the song, adding, “We haven’t shot it yet. I definitely have a pretty fun idea for it.”

If it involves Ken Jeong in any way, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be gold.

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Vincent & Cat Prepare For A Life on the Run in New 'Beauty & The Beast'

Vincent & Cat Prepare For A Life on the Run in New 'Beauty & The Beast'

J.T. (Austin Basis) feels helpless as Vincent (Jay Ryan) suffers a mind attack in this still from Beauty and the Beast.

In “Meet The New Beast”, when Vincent and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) discover they lost control of their secret, they finally admit it might be time for life on the run.

It’s then that Vincent realizes he must face his past, while Cat worries about how much they have to lose.

“Meet The New Beast” airs TONIGHT, Thursday, August 25th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.


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Jenna Johnson Becomes Pro on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23

Jenna Johnson Becomes Pro on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23

Jenna Johnson is moving up from the troupe on Dancing With The Stars!

The 22-year-old dancer announced the big news on Twitter on Thursday (August 25).

“It’s official…. IM A PRO on Season 23 of @DancingABC,” Jenna wrote with a glam pic from the promo shoot.

Jenna has been in the DWTS troupe since season 18 and was a contestant on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. Most recently, you could find her back on SYTYCD, performing with Jake Monreal.

Aly Raisman Will Get Hometown Parade This Weekend in Massachusetts

Aly Raisman Will Get Hometown Parade This Weekend in Massachusetts

Aly Raisman makes one young fan insanely happy during her Aeropostale’s Seriously Stretchy Denim meet and greet held at Aeropostale on Wednesday (August 24) in New York City.

The 22-year-old Final Five gymnast met with fans, signed autographs and posed for pictures at the event, which promoted the brand’s new seriously stretchy denim collection. Aly greeted about 500 fans at the event!

“I’m not really sure what will be in six months, but right now it is really crazy, like I can’t believe all these fans came out, it’s really special,” Aly shared at the event.

She added of her hometown arrival this week, “They’re having a huge parade for me when I get home on Saturday, so everyone said back home it’s on the radio and everything, so I’m sure it’ll be really amazing and I can’t wait to see everyone that comes out. But none of this is really sinking in at all. It just feels like I’m in a dream.”

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Justin Bieber Helps Sofia Richie Ring in 18!

Justin Bieber Helps Sofia Richie Ring in 18!

Justin Bieber walks down a flight out stairs while leaving Doheny Room with an entourage in tow on Wednesday night (August 24) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 22-year-old “What Do You Mean?” entertainer was joined by his girlfriend Sofia Richie, who turned 18 that day.

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Sofia was seen leaving The Nice Guy earlier in the night.

“18-new beginnings,” she captioned an Instagram photo, which you can see below.

A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

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