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Showtime picks up Drake-Produced ‘Ready for War’ Docuseries

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Mr. Graham has proved he can’t be stopped in the music business time and time again. Now the 32-year-old rap star is taking on Hollywood.

Following the premiere of his HBO series Euphoria, it’s been announced that Drake is producing yet another small-screen production. Showtime has ordered Ready for War, a four-part feature documentary helmed by Drake and his manager Adel “Future” Nur.

Ready for War centers U.S. military veterans and their forced recruitment into Mexican drug cartels. Exploring post-military issues such as PTSD, drug abuse, criminal convictions for combat veterans and bigger consequences for immigrant soldiers.

The docuseries also takes a look at the differences native-born U.S. and immigrant soldiers face when convicted of a crime.

The series examines the lives three green card holding soldiers who are experiencing the cycle in different phases. One soldier is situated in Tijuana attempting to reunite with his family back in America, another one is in ICE detention fighting deportation, and the other is heavily involved with a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez.

A trailer and premiere date have not yet been released.

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Veteran Producer kickstarts $15 Million Campaign To Combat Abortion Bans

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It’s no secret Hollywood is outraged over anti-abortion laws being passed on the state level, especially when the industry’s new film capital Georgia followed suit.

Veteran producer Peter Chernin is turning the boycott up several notches. Chernin has reportedly launched a multi-million dollar campaign to combat the new legislation and is calling for major backing.

Chernin is partnering with ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero on the fundraising effort. The email seeks $15 million by July 1, according to Deadline.

“I am launching a campaign to contribute to the $15 million that is needed to fund the ACLU’s legal efforts to battle the national anti-abortion effort,” he wrote, according to The New York Times, which first reported the story. “We have a moral responsibility to act immediately.”

“We were conflicted about contributing to the health of an economy and a state that had declared war on the rights and freedom of its women. On one hand, if we chose the boycott route, thousands of jobs would be lost ultimately damaging workers who rely on production for livelihood, including many women. We also know that the only way to fight the massive, now national incursion on women’s rights is through a legal battle, a battle that needs funding and on the ground support via organizations like the ACLU who are powering up to overturn the law. So our choice became pretty clear we will stay in Georgia, stand shoulder to shoulder with the women of that state and the states under attack, and fight to win.”

Alabama, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Utah have implemented the new bill in recent weeks.

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Chance the Rapper’s modernized ‘All That’ theme song is incredible

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Popular Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, All That is making a comeback this month. Although the release date hasn’t been officially announced of who is performing the new theme, hip-hop star Chance the Rapper just dished out one hell of a hint.

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Recently, The Chicago emcee previewed his version of the theme on Instagram. Chance is shown jamming in the clip to the new gospel/hip hop infused theme. It not only features a choir but also a few bars from Chance, suggesting it will be used for the show. Check it out below.

The All That revival will premiere June 15th on Nickelodeon. Original cast members Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, and Josh Server will make appearances alongside a new cast of young comedians.

ALL THAT, (l-r): Katrina Johnson, Lori Beth Denberg, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Alisa Reyes, Josh Server, Angelique Bates, 1994-2005,Courtesy: Everett Collection

Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is currently working on his full-length debut album titled OwBum, which is slated for a July release.

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