Jemele Hill and Lebron Collaborate On Politics and Sports Doc
Jemele Hill just keeps on winning—and now she has the king on her side.
“Shut Up and Dribble,” premiering on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on Showtime, is a three-part documentary that explores the political and cultural evolution of NBA players. As the narrator of the Lebron James-produced doc, Hill talks about the documentary as “a perfect placement and backdrop to everything we’re seeing today.”
“Right now, the NBA is kind of known and characterized as a more progressive, inclusive, and encouraging league when it comes to player activism,” said Hill. “But this is also the same league where Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Craig Hodges were blackballed. As much as people like to think Colin Kaepernick has the trademark on being blackballed, it’s happened in the NBA a few times already. Those are important lessons for people to remember and to use as context as we talk about what we’re seeing today.”
‘It’ Movie Gets Premiere Date
Watch out for next year, you’ll float too.
Pennywise is making a comeback in 2019 with “It 2” and we finally have a date: September 6, 2019. The sequel will be taking place 27 years in the future from the original movie, which premiered back in 2017 as the monster returns to torment the adult members of the Loser’s Club of Derry, Maine.
French Montana is Funding a Pre-School in Morocco
Big ups to French—the Moroccan-born rapper is funding a brand new preschool in his home country.
He will be fully funding two different classrooms at the Sabae School of Fida-Mers Sultan district. Of course, this isn’t his first philanthropic movement. He’s also announced he’s joining the Mass Bailout movement to free women and children in jail who cannot afford to post bail.