All posts by DEAN ROGERS

From the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, and all over Maryland, good day" It's a great pleasure to drop by. I see you want to know more about me. I have lived in Maryland/DC/NOVA area for all my life. I am very passionate in whatever life brings me whether is to host a trivia game with friends to reviewing the latest in movies and television. No matter what have I done in life, it's always a learning experience for me. Who do I want to meet: Local news anchors/reporters to learn all that is learnable about journalism. Old and new friends that have help shaped me into who I am today and.... The world since every place and everyone has a story to tell and I want to observe and listen. That's the short version of my life. Have any questions, you know where to reach me

McCrary and Wright Joseph Grace Their Presence in DC

It was the year 1994 that the epic Disney movie The Lion King roared its way into our lives. The story, the songs, the magic still resonates with us today. This weekend, we get to experience the magnificent adventure of Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and the mighty Mufasa all over again with an updated version of the movie. I recently sat down with the youngest stars of the movie, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph play the young Simba and Nala. We talked about feeling the love that is The Lion King.

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Arnold & Morgan Know Their Way to the City by the Bay

In the second part of EM’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” INTERVIEWS, I sat down with two more stars of this amazing film. Rob Morgan plays James Sr., the father of Jimmie played by Jimmie Fails and Tichina Arnold who plays Jimmie’s aunt Wanda. And away we go!

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Talbot and Fails: A Friendship that Brings San Francisco to the World

 

Dean on the Scene with an exclusive interview with the director and star of the upcoming film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”. Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joining me to talk about this new A24 film that opens in DC Friday is director, producer Joe Talbot and screenwriter and star Jimmie Fails!

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Misha Jones Bakes His Way to the Kids Baking Championship

Contestant Misha Jones poses for a photo, as seen on Kids Baking Championship, Season 6.

On the first 2019 edition of  EMExclusives, Annapolis native Misha Jones is one of a dozen kids to take part in the Sixth season of Kids Baking Championship this Monday, January 7th on The Food Network. Up for grabs is a feature in the Food Network Magazine, a grand prize of $25,000 and a year’s worth of bragging rights. For Misha, its an unique experience he’ll never forget!

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Kiki Layne: The Ingénue of Beale Street

In this EMExclusive, I interviewed actress Kiki Layne about her new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”. In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. I sat down with Kiki during a roundtable to talk about her big-screen debut!

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2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Highlights

Shawn Mendes performs to the crowd at the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Capital One Arena – Photo courtesy of Cheryl Corman

In the second part of the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, we will feature photo highlights from some of the talent who performed at this year’s Jingle Ball at Capital One Arena in Washington DC last night.

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2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Red Carpet

 

Bebe Rexha on the red carpet at the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Capital One Arena. Photo by Cheryl Corman

The stars came out last night for the red carpet before performing at the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Capital One Arena. Here’s a preview of the action!

All photos taken by Cheryl Corman, courtesy of The Rogers Revue

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Rupert Everett is “Wilde” about Oscar

This weekend at the movies, the audience will get a glimpse into the final days of  in the  tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a man who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. The Happy Prince marks the directorial debut of actor Rupert Everett, who also wrote its screenplay. I recently sat down with Mr. Everett to talk about directing for the first time and playing Oscar Wilde a second.

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John David Washington: BlacKkKsman & a Baller

On today’s edition of the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, Dean on the Scene talks to John David Washington. The Morehouse grad got his acting by playing a small role in the biopic “Malcolm X” working with director Spike Lee. Twenty-five years later, he not only stars in the HBO drama “Ballers” but he’s also working with Spike Lee once again in the new Focus Features film “BlacKkKsman”. Based on a true story, the movie follows Ron Stallsworth, a newly minted Colorado Springs detective who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. I sat down with J.D. to talk about playing Ron on the big screen and playing football again on the small screen.

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Dretzin and Solomon on “Far from the Tree”

 On this edition of the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER, a new documentary brings to life the bestselling book about families who have overcome extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. I talked to director Rachel Dretzin and the author of the book “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity” author Andrew Solomon about the new IFC Film doc “Far from the Tree”.

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