Issa Rae – ‘I’m Not The Spokesperson For Every Black Person’ + ‘Girls Trip’ Cast Talks Celebrating Sisterhood & Why This Movie Was Necessary

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The YBF ladies are taking over the Big Apple. See Issa Rae chat it up on late night television, plus the Girls Trip cast hitting the promo trail inside…

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The promo trail is HOT with #BlackGirlMagic!

Issa Rae made her way to late night television for an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote the upcoming 2nd season of her hit HBO series, “Insecure.”

With a successful YouTube series ("Awkward Black Girl") and cable series under her belt that highlights black culture, one could assume that she’s the “go-to” person for all of your “do black people?” questions. But, that’s SO not the case. Issa isn’t here for speaking for the black community as a whole because guess what? We’re all not the same! [/ends sarcasm].

Peep her interview below:

“Insecure” returns on July 23rd at 10:30pm EST on HBO.

As for the #BlackGirlMagic coming to theaters…

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The Girls Trip cast is making their rounds in NYC days before their comedy film hits theaters (July 21st).

Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall popped up in NYC looking AHH-MAZING for a sitdown session with AOL Build Series. Did they coordinate their looks? Loving the vibrant colors.

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During their chat, the ladies opened up about how their real-life sisterhood on the set made it so much easier and much more enjoyable filming the movie together. While the cast is made up of four African-American women, the ladies made it a point that women from all walks of life can relate to the film.

“Even though it’s starring four African-American women, it really is about sisterhood for all women. The themes are so universal. Friendship, dealing with watching women come together when we’re going through tough times and coming together for a good time. Usually women aren’t given the same license as men to cut loose and have fun.”

Peep their interview below:

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Jada is like FINE wine….

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…and so is Regina. Sheesh!

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Switching outfits, the 45-year-old stunna hit up “Good Day New York Fox 5” in a cut-out Sophie Theallet midi dress paired with nude sandals. She finished her look with a braided crown to top off her fashionable ensemble.

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Queen Latifah was spotted hopping out of a whip as she trekked it to the ABC studios for an appearance on "The View."

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More outfit changes! Regina returned to the NYC streets, turning heads in this printed Zimmermann frock.

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YAS!

Then, she changed into two different blue hue looks to continue her rounds:

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Tiffany Haddish always looks like she’s having a ball!

 

Here’s what she was up to as she made her promo rounds: 

 

I am at the View Looking for Whoopi Goldberg #girlstripmovie #theview

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Fun times.

 

Girls Trip hits theaters this Friday, July 21st. 

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IS HE FOR REAL? Michael Vick Says Colin Kaepernick Needs To CUT His Afro To Land QB Job, Colin (And More) Seemingly Pop Back

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What in the Sunken Place hell? Michael Vick offers his two cents on how Colin Kaepernick can nab a quarterback position in the NFL and his advice has us giving him the UBER side-eye. Oh, and it appears Colin has responded. Get it all inside…

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t signed a contract with an NFL team and the new season is right around the corner. So now, everyone’s serving up their commentary on what Colin should do to regain a spot in the NFL.

One of them is former NFL quarterback Michael Vick.

We all know Mike Vick had an issue with getting back into the NFL after he went to prison on dog fighting charges. He appeared on FS1′s “Speak For Yourself” recently where he was asked what words of advice would he give Colin in order to position himself for a quarterback position and his response is shocking at best.

The former Falcons QB said in order for Colin to get picked up by a team, he needs to cut his hair.

“First thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick responded. "I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of that hairstyle. Just go clean cut. Just try to be presentable. I just think perception and image is everything.”

Vick also said he’s just going off of his personal experiences. Umm…Mike, you broke the law. Colin has not broken ANY LAWS! There’s a huge difference.

However, Vick did say he feels like NFL teams haven’t picked him up due to his performance on the field.

“I think primarily the reason why he’s not signed to a team right now is because of the last two seasons and not being as productive.”

Peep the full clip below:

Later, Vick hopped on Twitter to clarify his statements, tweeting:

 

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— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) July 18, 2017

 

“Woke” Colin hopped on social media to seemingly provide a response posting the definition of Stockholm Syndrome. Colin never mentions Vick by name, so it’s possible he could possibly be sending subliminals to someone else, but it definitely fits as a response to what Vick said about cutting his afro. Check it:

 

 

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It’s no surprise "UNDISPUTED" co-host Shannon Sharpe has a powerful response to the situation. Here’s what he had to say:

 

So, we have to ask, do you agree with Vick, or is he tripping?

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Rumi & Sir Carter’s Birth Certificates REVEALED! Find Out Who’s Older…

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If you were wondering which Carter twin entered their royal world first, the new birth certificates tell all…

Sir Carter and his sister, big sister that is, Rumi Carter were born on June 13th.  This we know not only because Beyoncé shared their first pic on their 1 month birthday but the birth certificates are telling all.

 

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Rumi was born at 5:13AM with her twin brother Sir following soon after.

Jay-Z, Solange, friends and family around the Carter fam were spotted leaving and entering Ronald Regan UCLA Health Center around that time, especially after, so it all makes perfect sense.

If you were wondering where Bey & Jay grabbed the name "Rumi" from, leave it to grandma Tina Lawson to spill the tea:

 

She’s seemingly named after a 13th century Persian poet & Islamic scholar Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. Sweet!

 

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La La Anthony Reacts To Fans Calling Her A Bad Mom Over ‘Power’ Sex Scenes & Dishes On The Kofi Siriboe Rumors

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La La Anthony speaks out for the first time since her newest sex scene in “Power” aired and she’s responding to the negative backlash she has received. Also, she addresses whether she and Kofi Siriboe exchanged numbers after he tried to shoot his shot. Get it all inside…

La La Anthony was trending on Twitter Sunday night after her newest sex scene aired on the hit crime drama “Power.”

Luckily for her she missed the initial shock factor online because she was luxuriating in Italy with her fans (and she has the HOT Instagram posts to prove it). Fresh from her vacay, she hit up Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” to chat about one of the most talked about episodes thus far.

“Let me just say I was happy I was in Italy when it came on [her nude scene] because I’m glad I wasn’t as aware of all the talk,” she told the radio hosts.

She revealed she has received good and bad feedback about the sex scene with her now boyfriend Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora). Apparently, people have a huge dilemma where they can’t differentiate La La from her character LaKeisha. She said she really wishes people would realize it’s not HER, it’s her character.

La La revealed some fans have gone as far as calling her a bad mother for doing sex scenes on the show. Well, she’s not here for all that talk. She said she’s an actress and if her role requires her to get naked, she’s going to do it because she takes her craft seriously. By the way, her son Kiyan Anthony is NOT even allowed to watch “Power.”

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Before she even started shooting for the show, she said everyone was sat down and was required to sign a nudity clause. “You know at some point on Power, you have to get nude,” she said.

So, how does her estranged husband Carmelo Anthony feel about the nudity scene? Well, she revealed she hasn’t talked to him about it (yet). Interesting. We wonder if he watched it.

She called the sex scene in Episode 4 one of the most diffucult scenes she has ever shot. It took them over three hours to shoot and she said she’s always a little self conscious when she sees it on TV because it’s her body is put on display for the masses to critique.

When asked if she would be moving with Carmelo if he were traded from the NY Knicks, she said, “We’re not at that place.” She’s adament that she’s staying in NYC.

As for those Kofi Siriboe rumors….

There was talk that La and Kofi exchanged numbers after presenting at the 2017 BET Awards. She said she doesn’t really remember if they actually exchanged numbers, but made it clear that they’re “just cool and it’s nothing like that.”

Would she turn him down because he’s too young? “I didn’t say that. I just said he was young, I didn’t say I would turn him down.” Oh?

However, she’s not concerned with dating at this point in her life.

Right now, she’s just working on putting herself first, being a good mother to Kiyan and working on her career.

“I feel like I’ve been tested and I’m making it through. I definitely feel like I’ve been dealt a crazy hand recently, but I’m just making it through. Life goes on. Things happen and it’s not what happens to you it’s how you react to it.”

Very true.

Peep the full interview below:

 

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Taraji P. Henson’s Kick A** ‘Proud Mary’ Poster + Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil Will Bring New Relationship Drama To OWN

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Check out Taraji P. Henson’s brand new poster for her upcoming action film Proud Mary and get the details on a new romantic drama from Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil inside…

If you’re a fan of Taraji P. Henson and action films, get excited.

A brand new poster was just released for the upcoming action thriller Proud Mary.

We told you the “Empire” star will be starring as Mary, a ruthless hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. We already know the Golden Globe winner is going to kill this role. Literally. Ha!

Dope director Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen) will helm the Screen Gems film from a script written by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan have signed on as producers. Taraji will join forces with Glenn S. Gainor as executive producers.

The action thriller has an ensemble cast which includes, Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley and Danny Glover.

Production for the film started in April and now we know when it’s set to make it’s way to the box office.

Proud Mary is set to hit theaters January 2018. Are you excited?

In TV news…

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Let’s be real. Everything Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil get behind morphs into TV gold. “Girlfriends,” “The Game,” and “Being Mary Jane” are just a few of their successful projects. And now, the dynamic duo is gearing up for a brand new romantic drama series.

The Akils are creating an hour-long dramedy, titled “Love Is ___,” inspired from their real-life relationship. Oh? This could get interesting. And the OWN Network has picked it up. The passion project had originally been picked up by ABC, but since the script never made it to production, it was reworked for Oprah’s network.

Deadline reports:

The project tells the love story between a modern-day power couple. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad… to the ‘90s, because that’s the love story began.

The Akils will serve as executive producers via their Akil Productions banner and stems from their overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. Also, Mara will serve as the showrunner of the upcoming show.

“To have a partner that brings the attention to detail and sheer excellence that Oprah has built an empire on is an absolute dream come true for Salim and me,” said Mara Brock Akil. “That, and it’s Oprah! Love Is ___ is not only a passion project, but is a personal one for us as well. We’re grateful to have her wholehearted support and magic touch behind this story.”

“I’ve dreamed of working with the Akils,” Oprah Winfrey said. “I’ve been a huge fan of their work since first viewing ‘Girlfriends.’ They know just how to hit the cultural nerve to make you think and laugh at the same time.”

 

“Love Is ___” is expected to premiere in 2018.

The Akils have their hands full. They’re also working behind-the-scenes on an all-black superhero series, titled “Black Lightening,” coming to the CW Network this fall.

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“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay Gushes About Fiancé & We Still Don’t Know Who He Is + Actress China Anne McClain Hits The NYC Promo Trail

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“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay is gushing about her fiancé before revealing who’s the lucky guy. YBF actress China Anne McClain is hot on the Descendants 2 promo trail. More inside…

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“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay has narrowed it down to three suitors on the show, but she’s already gushing about her finace. Oh yes, she’s engaged to be married. We just don’t know who out of the three final contestants.

The Dallas native, above heading to an “EXTRA” interview in Universal City, seems to be head over heels in love with the man of her dreams. PEOPLE magazine caught up with the YBF lawyer at Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 event where she gushed on what she and her fiancé are up to these days.

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“I love my fiancé," she spilled. "I just saw him yesterday. We just finished having our little rendezvous. We called it Happy Couples Weekend.”

Aww.

Is it Bryan, Eric or Peter? We’re dying to know.

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“Every time I spend more time with him, it’s even better," she added. "I try to anticipate every single situation, but there are some things you just can’t prepare yourself for. He watches every [episode], and then we talk about it, and we move on. But that’s us.”

So when are they trekking down the aisle?

“He’s more of a hopeless romantic than I am!” she said. “So he wants to wait a year too, but probably sooner. I think he’s just following my lead.”

Hmm…who do we think it is?

Speaking of her suitors…

 

 

We were out and about in the city and spotted Eric Bigger rocking a beard. Looking good.

Tune in Monday to see who’s next to get the axe.

Elsewhere in the Big Apple…

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YBF Teen China Anne McClain is all grown up!

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While her sister Sierra McClain takes over “Empire,” China is gearing up for the release of the Disney film Descendants 2.

The 18-year-old linked up with her co-stars Cameron Boyce, Dove Cameron and Booboo Stewart in SoHo before making their press rounds.

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Looks like this group is all about having fun while working.

 

You can round up the kiddies for a Friday movie night when Descendants 2 premieres on July 21st at 8pm EST on the Disney Channel.

 

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DO WE BELIEVE IT?! Kevin Hart Caught On Video Allegedly ‘Cheating’ With Brunette In Miami

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A video just surfaced showing Kevin Hart getting suspiciously close and chatty in Miami with an unidentified brunette.  But, is it actual proof of "cheating" as the report says?  We’ve got the video inside.  Judge for yourselves….

When you’re the new king of Hollywood, the rumors will come at you fast.  And this one’s a doozy.

Radar Online posted a video today claiming to prove that comedian/actor Kevin Hart is cheating on his pregnant wife Eniko Hart.

Chile….

 

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The video, captured on July 3rd, shows Kevin sitting in the front seat of a Lexus car with a driver in the driver’s seat.  He gets seemingly flirty with a brunette in the backseat.  Kev had just left LIV after partying there for his 38th birthday.

The two closely talked and laughed for several minutes as the door to the car was interestingly left open.  They were right outside of his luxury Miami hotel when this video was taken, and considering how open the two are about their chit chat session, it seems to be an innocent little talk.  And surely Kevin wouldn’t be so careless to be this open with his ish.

Right?

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With that said, this innocent talk went down at 5AM after a whole day of partying and drinking for Kevin’s birthday celebration.  They apparently talked in the car for 20 minutes, with the mystery chick looking over her shoulder several times.

The woman in the video was spotted hopping out, and walking to the other side as Kevin reportedly hopped in the back seat with her.

Check out the video for yourselves HERE.

Thoughts?

 

 

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Kevin’s reps allegedly deny any wrongdoing.

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STARZ Is Creating A Mariah Carey Inspired Drama Series + Taraji P. Henson Stanned Out For Solange Flexing Her Vocals At Pitchfork Music Festival

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Fans are about to get a sneak peek at Mariah Carey’s rise to fame via a STARZ drama series. Get the deets, plus check out Solange serenading concertgoers at the Pitchfork Music Festival inside…

Get ready for some music industry drama!

Mariah Carey is going from reality TV to scripted television as she has signed on as executive producer of an upcoming drama inspired by her rise to fame in the music industry. STARZ is behind the fictional scripted drama series that will be based on some of Mariah’s real-life experiences as she pursued becoming a bonafide superstar in the music industry.

According to PageSix, the drama is set in 1986 New York City and chronicles the rise of an ambitious bi-racial 16-year-old girl, an aspiring singer-songwriter who survived a difficult childhood to become the biggest selling female music artist of all time.

Nina Coleman will pen the script and serve as the show’s showrunner. Mariah’s longtime friend Brett Ratner will be executive producing. Other producers include Stella Bulochnikov (“Boss”), Teri Weinberg (“Ugly Betty”), and John Cheng (“Horrible Bosses”).

We’re actually here for this. And we’re glad MiMi has kicked reality TV to the curb because “Mariah’s World” was many things.

Speaking of Mariah…

Me doing the absolute bare minimum at work today #monday pic.twitter.com/KNHhaWBRns

— Halo Carterr. (@Halocarterr) July 17, 2017

A clip of Mariah Carey performing during one of her recent concerts has gone viral. And it’s easy to see why. Chick looked like she totally checked out during the performance, serving up what some are calling a lackluster performance. Peep the clip above.

On another stage…

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Solange jetted to Chicago to headline this year’s Pitchfork Festival held at Union Park over the weekend.

Backed by a live band, Solo serenaded concertgoers with her flawless vocals, belting out some of her former hits and cuts from her new album A Seat At The Table to close out the show.

“You’ve all been along for my journey. It ain’t always pretty, acting a fool in public and sh*t,” she told the audience. It sounds like she was referring to her elevator incident between herself, Jay Z and her sister Beyonce two years ago.

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got damn chicago, I can’t thank you enough for your energy tonight. that was special….thank you @pitchforkfest

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) July 17, 2017

 

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“I thank you so much for allowing me to live my truth through this album. There’s a lot of f*cking work to do. I just feel so grateful y’all are allowing me to do the work,” she said.

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Taraji P. Henson, who’s currently shooting the new season of "Empire" in the Chi, totally stanned out.

 

 

@Solange got #Cchitown LIT

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Peep a few clips from her set below:

 

 

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The Dream & Wife LaLonne’s Booty-Grabbing Pregnancy Announcement

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 19-07-2017

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We’ve lost count on how many kids this makes for The Dream in total, but he’s expecting his third with wife LaLonne Nash in just a few weeks. Get into their booty-grabbing pregnancy announcement inside…

The-Dream has lots to celebrate these days.  From his upcoming competition show "Signed" to a brand new baby on the way, the producer-singer is currently living it all the way up.

He snapped a few cheeky pics with his wife of 3 years LaLonne to announce their new bundle of joy who’s on the way.  This makes baby #3 for the couple, and around 8 (or so) for The Dream in total. His and Christina Milian‘s daughter Violet, as well as his and Nivea‘s kids, are about to get more big sister/brother duties.

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LaLonne is currently 35 weeks along, so the new family member will be making his or her arrival very soon.

Check out more cute baby bump pics with the twosome:

 

Welcoming a new member to the Nash familia…#35weeks and counting Photo: @liticiareeves

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He keeps me laughing! Photo: @yvescarmelle (Flashback to #26weeks)

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And their baby boys Heir and Lord are growing up fast:

 

Planning their take over They really do grow so fast… #HeirNash #LordNash #Brothers

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Congrats!

 

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Alleged ‘Hostage’ Joycelyn Savage Goes Off On Her Dad For Threatening R.Kelly, Says STOP Embarrassing The Family

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 19-07-2017

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After alleged R.Kelly hostage Jocelyn Savage gave her side earlier this week saying shes "just fine," her father Tim Savage continued to press for answers and justice.  Now, Jocelyn is pissed and speaking out again….

Jocelyn went on video, for the second time this week, to tell her daddy to "shut the hell up" and leave her alone.  The 21-year-old says she’s fine where she is, and his threats to sue R.Kelly and calls for police to get involved in "saving his daughter" need to stop.

Jocelyn reiterated that she’s not being held captive, yet she still won’t reveal where she is and apparently hasn’t made her way home in over two years to tell her family, face-to-face, she’s fine.

Check it:

 

If you think she’s being coached, you’re not alone.

Earlier this week, during the first video she made telling TMZ she’s "fine", folks pointed out that it looked like someone was telling her to "cut" when she was asked if she was with other roommates or if she was free to leave whenever.  You could see a shadow possibly motioning for her to stop speaking.

She then quickly said, "I don’t want to speak on that."

We wouldn’t be surprised if she was coached into making this video as well.

 

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