Freshly Fried - December 1, 2017

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Written by: Shelleah Pedersen

Let's talk about what's fresh this week in the entertainment world! Here's the “Fryday” fry up:

Hollywood News

"Suits" Actress Meghan Markle is Engaged to Prince Harry!
Earlier this week, the world celebrated the royal engagement of his Highness Prince Harry of Wales and American actress, activist, and humanitarian Meghan Markle! After being set up by a mutual friend, the couple began dating long-distance earlier last year. So, while the two have been dating for a little over a year, the world was pleasantly surprised at their engagement, sparking a flurry of debate regarding welcoming a mixed race "commoner" into the royal British family - something which has never before happened. 

The couple's chemistry and love for one another is undeniable, as clearly visible in their first interview as an engaged couple, giving us the warm fuzzies just in time for the holidays!

Earlier this month, it was announced that Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams would be leaving the political drama "Suits". Adams starred as Mike Ross, one of the series' lead characters, with Markle starring as Rachel, the fiance of Mike and a senior paralegal at Pearson Specter Litt. This announcement led to speculation that Markle was preparing to marry Prince Harry and that the nearly 7-year-long series would soon be airing its final episode.

Steven Spielberg's "The Post" Named Best Movie of 2017
Earlier this year, illustrious Hollywood director Steven Spielberg released his biographical-drama "The Post", starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, and Michael Stuhlbarg. The National Board of Review recently announced that "The Post" was awarded the Best Film of 2017, prompting a possible Oscar's win come March 4, 2018.

The NBR also named these films as 2017's Top Films: "Baby Driver", "The Disaster Artist", "Get Out", "The Florida Project", "Logan", "Dunkirk", "Call Me by Your Name", "Phantom Thread", "Lady Bird", and "Downsizing". Last year, the Best Film award went to "Manchester by the Sea", which also won two Academy Awards, two BAFTAs, a Golden Globe, amongst others. On January 9, 2018, the NBR Gala Awards will commence in New York City. 

"Avengers 4" Will Serve as Finale for Marvel Cinematic Universe
All superheroes must retire at some point or another, right? Well, the Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, recently hinted that after "Avengers 4" in May 2019, there will be no more "Avengers" movies! Not even movies focusing on superheroes such as Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Hawkeye, as "Avengers 4" is these actor's final Marvel contract.

While there are still Marvel titles planned up until 2020, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" spin-off being one of them, fans should be prepared to not see anything from Marvel for quite some time thereafterWait, but what about all the beloved superheroes of the last decade? Well, as we said, all superheroes must retire at some point or another... 

The only question now is: Who will save the universe from destruction and keep the peace on Earth when our favourite superheroes are kicking up their feet on a tropical beach with a cocktail in hand?


Nollywood News

Frank Edoho Returns to TV to Host "The Price is Right"
"The Price is Right" is getting a new host: Frank Edoho! The beloved TV host announced that he will be returning to the small screen to host the new reality game show, following the end of his deal with "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire". He will be assisted by Mannie, the presenter of Cool FM. Who's ready to see Frank Edoho as a host again?

Watch the First Trailer for "Accidental Spy"!
Today, "The Accidental Spy" will debut! Directed by Roger Russell, the action comedy stars AY Makun, Rahama Sadau, Ramsey Nouah, Miguel A. Nunez, Bucci Franklin, Michael Lumb, Thenjiwe Moseley, and Christine Allado. The movie, which tells the story of a tech-savvy man who finds himself accidentally mixed up with a Nigerian cartel,  was filmed in Lagos, Amsterdam, and London.

Fans of Ramsey Nouah and Rahama Sadau will be pleasantly surprised at how well this pair sync on screen, making this Nollywood movie one of 2017's final must-see flicks.

Toyin Aimaku Wins at the 2017 ELOY Awards
At this year's ELOY Awards (Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards), actress Toyin Aimaku won the Best Actress award for her role in "Alakada Reloaded". The awards show commenced last Sunday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. Other winners include Abisoye Ajayi for Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Bisola Adeniyi for Female Fashion Designer of the Year, Abimbola Craig for Best TV Actress of the Year, Linda Onyinye Chukwukah for Best Makeup Artist, amongst others.

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