@Thisfunktional: FOX’s LOVE CONNECTION to Air First Openly Lesbian Contestant in the Show’s History

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

FOX’s TV shows have been breaking boundaries and paving the way for minority for the past few years and other networks have followed.

This Thursday, FOX’s “Love Connection” makes another breakthrough with it’s first openly lesbian contestant.

This episode features Liz Baxter, the show’s first openly lesbian single, who is sent on three blind dates with the hope of finding a love connection.

She then tells all in front of a live studio audience, as her dates also react.

One of Liz’s dates is not out to her family and comes out to them on national television.

Also featured on the episode is single Evan Jones, a networking engineer and photographer from Atlanta.

Don’t miss the all-new “Episode Eight” episode of LOVE CONNECTION airing July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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Trailer, Poster for BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, “BIRTH OF THE DRAGON” is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for.

It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.

In Theaters August 25
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Nicky Jam Joins Lineup of Superstar Musicians on ‘Best. Cover. Ever.’

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LATIN MUSIC SENSATION NICKY JAM
JOINS LINEUP OF SUPERSTAR MUSICIANS ON ‘BEST.COVER.EVER.’
LAUNCHING EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

Competition Series Hosted by Ludacris from
Ryan Seacrest Productions & Endemol Shine North America
Launches This Fall

Nick Jam High ResInternational Latin music superstar Nicky Jam will join the superstar guest lineup on Best.Cover.Ever., a cutting-edge talent competition series hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Ludacris that will premiere exclusively on YouTube this fall. The series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America.

Nicky — who has over 7 billion views and 9.5 million subscribers on YouTube — will join previously announced superstar artists Keith Urban, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida and Charlie Puth.

Best.Cover.Ever. gives emerging musicians from around the world a chance for international fame. Throughout the series, a new superstar artist will challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs. The musicians can perform the song in their own unique style as they battle for the ultimate prize: the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube!

With the submission phase currently open, fans are encouraged to upload a video to YouTube performing their creative cover of Nicky’s biggest hits: El Amante (video in Spanish here, video in English here). Fans can upload their video, follow submissions, and watch the series by subscribing to the Best.Cover.Ever. channelon YouTube, and can learn more by going to TheBestCoverEver.com.

The superstar artist will then pick the one lucky cover artist for a chance to perform a whole new song together. Viewers will witness every part of the planning, behind-the-scenes process as they mount this uniquely special music performance.

Visit thebestcoverever.com to learn how to submit.

Follow and subscribe to Best.Cover.Ever. on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube for all future updates.

The series is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and hosted by GRAMMY Award-winner Ludacris, who will also serve as an executive producer. Best.Cover.Ever. is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America. In addition to Seacrest and Ludacris, Rob Smith (ESNA), Georgie Hurford-Jones (ESNA), Marilyn Wilson and Teri Kennedy (RSP), will also serve as executive producers.

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Multi-platinum selling X Ambassadors return w/new single ‘Ahead Of Myself’ | @xambassadors

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RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘AHEAD OF MYSELF’ OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE

NEW ALBUM COMING

PLAYING READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL
PLUS HEADLINING LONDON’S ULU AUGUST 29TH

US trio X Ambassadors return with a brand new single ‘Ahead Of Myself’, which is the lead track from their upcoming second album.

Released today, ‘Ahead Of Myself’ was co-written with American multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer, and musician Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, Chainsmokers) and was added straight onto Spotify’s UK and Global New Music Playlists as well as Deezer and Amazon’s Brand New Music UK playlists.

‘Ahead Of Myself’ is the first taste of their new album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed, gold-certified debut album VHS, which featured the two multi-platinum hits ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’.

The success of VHS saw X Ambassadors venture out on a near two-year touring odyssey, winning over fans around the world and performing at the likes of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, Shaky Knees festivals and many more.

The three-piece, formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris and college friend Adam Levin, have collaborated with a number of top names such as Tom Morello, Elle King, A$AP Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem and label mates Imagine Dragons.

Earlier this year they gave fans a taste of their current sonic direction with the release of ‘The Devil You Know’, which featured in a trailer for the upcoming Tom Cruise film American Made, ‘Torches’ which was heard in Transformers: The Last Knight, and the inspirational ‘Hoping’, which came about following the US presidential election.

X Ambassadors will be playing the Radio 1/NME stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival before headlining a show at London’s ULU on August 29th.

“One of rock’s hottest new bands” – The Independent

“Triumphant, euphoric, immensely uplifting” – Clash Magazine

“Bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger” – Rolling Stone

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE | NEW Trailer Released! | #kingsman

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Maybe you’ve heard of us.

In light of San Diego Comic Con 2017, 20th Century Fox has just released a brand new trailer for KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. These two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Watch the new Red Band trailer below:

 

Watch the new Green Band trailer below:

 

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE hits theaters everywhere on September 22, 2017.

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@Thisfunktional #Podcast – TV – Jackie Cruz ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress Jackie Cruz talks to Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about the Blu-ray and DVD release of Season 4 and Season 5 premiere of “Orange is the new Black.”

Cruz talks about her character Flaka’s evolution in season 4 and the premiere of season 5, her new production company and her music career.

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@Thisfunktional Podcast – MUSIC – Dakota Gartner NAKED WALRUS

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Musician Dakota Gartner talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his band Naked Walrus and being part of Vans’ Warped Tour.

Gartner talks about the inspiration behind the bands alternative rock sound, being part of the incredible line-up at Vans’ Warped Tour and other tour stops Naked Walrus will be a part of.

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Now Available On Digital and On Demand: ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

NOW available On Digital and On Demand!

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THE ORCHARD has released its latest title ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS On Digital and On Demand, from director Michal Marczak!

Taking place in Poland, ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS chronicles the endless days and nights of Krzysztof as he navigates the nightlife scene, falls in love, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This award-winning critics’ pick is sure to stun with popular EDM beats, romance, drama and plot twists– it is an easy watch for the summer.

Cast: Krzysztof Baginski, Michal Huszcza, Eva Lebuef

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Now Available On Digital and On Demand: IN THE RADIANT CITY

IN THE RADIANT CITY

NOW available On Digital & On Demand!

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THE ORCHARD has released TIFF premiere IN THE RADIANT CITY On Digital and On Demand, from director Rachel Lambert and producer Jeff Nichols.

IN THE RADIANT CITY tells the chilling story of a man returning home after 20 years to a dysfunctional and tormented family that still carries the weight of a murder their brother committed. Emotional with powerful performances – this film will haunt you long after it’s over.

Cast: Michael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston, Jon Michael Hill, Paul Sparks

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE | #SDCC Panel Lineup Released! | #kingsman

 

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It’s not cosplay-they just always look this good.

Kingsman and Statesman are kicking off ComicCon 2017.  On behalf of 20th Century Fox, check out who will be attending San Diego Comic Con for KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE with the BRAND NEW Character PostersTaron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal will be joined by screenwriter Jane Goldman and Kingsman co-creator and ComicCon legend Dave Gibbons for the KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Panel in Hall H on Thursday July 20th starting at 11am PT.

SYNOPSIS: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the  world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

 

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE hits theaters everywhere on September 22, 2017.

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