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GoFundMe started for Tutar's beloved mentor Jeanise Jones in 'Borat 2'

Amazon Studios An Oklahoma pastor is raising money for Jeanise Jones, the beloved grandmother who appears in Borat 2. 

Derrick Scobey is the pastor at Jones' church in Oklahoma City and recommended her for the film after he was approached by producers looking for a "Black grandmother" to take part in what they called a "documentary."

Jones' appearance is regarded as a highlight in the film as she acts as a mentor to Borat's daughter, Tutar, portrayed by Maria Bakalova. In one scene, Jones advises Tutar not get plastic surgery at her father's recommendation so he can marry her off to an American man, instead encouraging her that she is beautiful just as she is. 

Scobey has since organized a GoFundMe for Jones, who worked as an insurance claims auditor for 32 years before she was recently laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"This was not scripted for Jeanise. It all came from the heart. She is one of the most authentic people I’ve ever met," Scobey writes on GoFund Me. 

The fund has currently raised more than $60,000 dollars of its $100,000 goal, with 2,500 donors contributing.

For her part, Jones -- who was paid $3,600 for her appearance in Borat 2, according to the New York Post -- says she wasn't aware that she was taking part in a movie comedy.  She says she was told that it was a documentary about a young woman learning about her rights as a woman, and initially thought that Tutar was a child bride. 

She told the Post she felt "betrayed" by film, but then told Variety otherwise.

"I’m not ever going to say I was betrayed because it was partially my fault I didn’t read the contracts," she said to Variety. "I’ll take my responsibility on that."

By Cillea Houghton 
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Lovie Simone explains why she "fell in love" with her "woke" and "relevant" role in 'The Craft: Legacy'

Eli Joshua(NEW YORK) -- Lovie Simone is helping to bring a "woke" and contemporary update to the 1996 cult-classic film The Craft in the new supernatural horror The Craft: Legacy.

Although the Greenleaf actor wasn't "aware" of the original film when she first tried out for her role of Tabby, Simone tells ABC Audio that after she did "some homework, [and] some studying" on the film, she knew the job had to be hers. 

"I watched it and I was like, 'Wait, wait a second. I need this role,'" she recalls saying. "I just remember falling in love with it and just having to get the audition after. So when I got it, I was so excited."

Simone says there was something liberating about being in a film centered on modern day witches that were from her generation.

"It was just everything about like women in witchcraft and like what that looks like in a high school setting when they're young and they don't have a whole bunch of moles, and like pointy hats, and broomsticks," she explains. "I was like, 'This is what the witches and brujas need.'"

Yet, it was her character Tabby and the important themes touched on in the film that ultimately reeled Simone in and made her an instant fan.

"I was reading the script and saying my parts, and I was like, 'Wow, this is really woke and so relevant for today,'" she says. "There's so many topics that the movie touches on [that] it's like perfect for this time."

"So I'm like so ready for people to see the exaggeration of the hypermasculinity and sisterhood and witchcraft in this movie. It's like beautiful," she adds.

The Craft: Legacy, also starring Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon and Zoey Luna, is now available On Demand.

By Candice Williams
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Khloe Kardashian reveals she had COVID-19 earlier this year

ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) -- Khloe Kardashian reveals that she contracted the novel coronavirus this past spring.  

In a clip from an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe shares a video she recorded while quarantining in her room as she battled the virus. "It's gonna be fine, but it was really bad for a couple days," she admits in a raspy voice.

Khloe says her symptoms included vomiting, shaking, hot and cold flashes and the "craziest headache." She also had a burning sensation in her chest when she coughed and says her throat wasn't fully recovered during the time she took the video. 

"Let me tell you, that sh** is real, but we're all going to get through this. I'm praying if we follow orders and listen we're all going to be ok," she assured. 

In separate talking head videos, sister Kim Kardashian West shares that she had a "gut" feeling that Khloe had the virus, based on how sick she was as they were awaiting her test results, with mom Kris Jenner adding that she called every doctor she could reach "trying to find somebody that could help her."

Khloe has since recovered from the virus and recently attended Kim's lavish 40th birthday party on a private island.

By Cillea Houghton 
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Release date for Aretha Franklin biopic pushed to summer 2021

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- The upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film Respect is the latest in a line of major films to see a delayed release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MGM has announced that the film, starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, is being pushed from its January 15, 2021 release date to August 13.

Respect follows Franklin's journey from her childhood, singing in her church choir, to becoming one of music's most legendary acts. The film also stars Forest Whitaker and Audra McDonald as Franklin's father and mother, respectively, Marlon Wayans as Franklin's manager and first husband Ted White, and Marc Maron as Franklin's legendary producer, Jerry Wexler.

Rounding out the cast is Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington, Tituss Burgess as the King of Gospel, James Cleveland, and Heather Headley as Clara Ward. 

Hudson, who won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls in 2007, was personally selected by Franklin for the role.  Franklin died in 2018.

Originally scheudled to hit theaters in August 2020, the release date for the biographical film was shuffled several times in response to the pandemic, which has led to the delayed release of dozens of other films.

By Cillea Houghton 
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Don't expect to see Nicole Kidman's children on Instagram anytime soon

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- With the children of celebrities now joining social media, Nicole Kidman revealed that her two daughters will be staying far away from Instagram.

Speaking to British talk show Loose Women on Tuesday, the Academy Award-winner said that she doesn't feel comfortable enough to allow nine-year-old Faith and 12-year-old Sunday on Instagram.

"The technology. I’m not very techy myself. It’s very hard for me to monitor it and stay on it," the Big Little Lies star admitted, noting that her stance is constantly being challenged. "I have a 12-year-old right now who is chomping at the bit and wants to get into all of that."

However, with Sunday being so young, Kidman remains firm that she will not be allowed on Instagram.

"It’s just that constant push, pull. I’d say a lot of parents would say the same thing," the 53-year-old actress affirmed, noting that she doesn't want to risk Instagram negatively affecting their mental health.

"I think it’s keeping their confidence and their self-esteem intact. And still guiding them, not being overbearing, trying not to 'helicopter parent,'" Kidman explained.  

The Undoing actress elaborated that she isn't interested in constantly holding her daughters' hands because that will rob them of important life lessons.

"Allowing them to make mistakes and fall down and not trying to sort of absorb that pain. There are so many things," she added. "But it’s a joy, it’s a joy having these beautiful little women that are growing up and I’m discovering them day by day. I love it."

Kidman shares Sunday and Faith with husband Keith Urban, whom the actress lovingly described as "a man who is really mellow" who "can compartmentalize things and go, 'Don’t worry about that.'"

By Megan Stone
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Former NXIVM cult members react to Keith Raniere’s sentencing

Courtesy of HBO (Pictured: Sarah Edmondson, The Vow)(NEW YORK) -- After NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison Tuesday, former members of the organization -- many of whom were featured on the HBO docu-series The Vow -- are speaking out.

Sarah Edmondson, who defected from the cult after being branded in a secret ceremony, reacted to the news on an Instagram Live Tuesday night with comedian Whitney Cummings.

"I am in a total state of shock right now," she said, later adding while getting emotional, "It's a huge relief. It's over. ...And also, I feel so f****** safe. I feel so much safer now."

Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg, whose daughter India was part of NXIVM, told People Tuesday that Raniere’s sentence "is a victory on so many levels."

"Tragically, he abused and exploited my own beloved daughter and countless others. My faith in the justice system is renewed," Oxenberg said. "Keith can no longer use his power, privilege and access to unlimited wealth to silence and abuse his victims.”

India, the subject of he Starz series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult, added in her own statement, "I am surrounded by exceptional women and men who all worked so hard to take this person down. My family, friends and I are incredibly validated by the verdict.”

Filmmaker Mark Vincente, a former member of NXIVM turned whistleblower, delivered an impact statement at Raniere’s sentencing. More than a dozen of Raniere's victims also came forward there and spoke of the sexual and psychological horrors they suffered as Raniere’s “slaves.”

Raniere has been jailed since his June 2019 conviction on charges including sexual exploitation, forced labor and sex trafficking. He maintains his innocence.

Former Smallville actress Allison Mack, who was Raniere's top lieutenant, is awaiting sentencing on racketeering charges.

Last week, HBO renewed The Vow for season two.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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Shannen Doherty and Sarah Michelle Gellar get real about cancer, quarantine and female friendship

Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Shannen Doherty opened up about her battle against stage IV breast cancer in a revealing interview with friend Sarah Michelle Gellar.  

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight, the two actresses discussed a variety of topics, ranging from their greatest fears to the doldrums of quarantine at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doherty, whose greatest fear is the ground squirrels destroying her garden, revealed that she's been heartened by her fans' words of comfort.

"I love it when people say, 'we're praying for you,' and everything else, but there comes a point when you're like, 'I got this. I'm fine. I'm good,'" the Charmed alum revealed. "There are a lot of people in the world who could use prayers."

Gellar smirked that Doherty can "lap me at an exercise class," which was high praise coming from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star.

Doherty was diagnosed with cancer just before the nation went into lockdown, which presented some obvious challenges.  The actress resisted going in for her monthly blood panels because "I didn't want to to be exposed."

The Beverly Hills: 90210 alum then issued a passionate message, "I understand that you're annoyed that you have to wear a mask, but let's think about the people" who are immunocompromised.

On a lighter note, Doherty gushed about her long lasting friendship with Gellar, saying, "It's so nice for me to have a female friend that feels no threat, no jealousy. We have never felt that with each other. We've done nothing but lift each other up and support each other in our careers and champion one another."

Gellar agreed, adding, ""In this industry, where women are so often pitted against each other and it's not about supporting other women, to have someone that I know loves me for me... I'm very lucky."

By Megan Stone
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Jennifer Lawrence explains how she went from voting Republican to becoming a proud Democrat

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With the presidential election less than a week away, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence made a rare appearance to social media to discuss her political viewpoints and how they changed over the years.

The 30-year-old actress first touched upon the comments she made on the Absolutely Not podcast last week, where she revealed that she used to lean Republican.

"I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican," she said during the Thursday podcast, adding that she was attracted to the party because of "the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies."  

Now, she's setting the record straight on what she meant.

"I would like to clarify my voting record, which is the subject of many circulating headlines," Lawrence opened up in a Tuesday announcement. "I grew up in a Republican family and voted for John McCain in 2008."

However, her opinions shifted "through Obama's presidency," and she started to question her old voting habits.

It led to her realizing "I was voting against my own rights," and, soon after, she switched parties.

"I am proud to say I am a Democrat," the Academy Award winner concluded before shouting out former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the BidenHarris Campaign in three separate hashtags.

This is the third time the actress opened up this month regarding her political viewpoints, the first being on October 7 when she announced who she will be voting for on November 3.

In an interview with V Magazine, Lawrence announced that she will be supporting the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election, pledging her vote in support of Vice President Joe Biden and running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris.

By Megan Stone
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


'Arrow' alum Stephen Amell reveals COVID-19 diagnosis

Sergei Bachlakov/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) -- Arrow alum Stephen Amell just dropped the bomb that he tested positive for COVID-19. 

During an episode of the Inside Of You podcast, Amell, 39, revealed he received the diagnosis after he had already been in isolation for three weeks due to a crew member on the set of his new wrestling drama Heels testing positive. While he's not sure where or who he contracted the virus from, he shared that his first concern was what would happen with the show. 

Amell explained, "When it happened, when I got the positive test, for me it became, 'Holy f***! I just destroyed this show because I'm number one on the call sheet and I work every day, more or less... I'm in my head going, 's***! They're going to have to shut down the production. We're not yet done with the first block of two episodes. Did I just ruin this?'"

What actually happened was far from what Amell was worried about. Production only shut down for one day and the crew was able to focus on gathering other footage until he could return. 

"What they were able to do is mind boggling, quite frankly," he praised. "It just goes to show that they were prepared for it, but not everyone has the luxury of taking two weeks off."

During the podcast, the actor noted that his symptoms did not include a fever but he did lose 15 pounds in three weeks due to loss of appetite. He also had a plugged ear, dizziness if he rose to his feet too fast, and "for two nights I was up every couple of hours vacillating between freezing cold and boiling hot."

By Danielle Long
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Jon Stewart marks return to television with new show and partnership with Apple

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been a few years since Jon Stewart took his final bow on The Daily Show and stepped aside for new host Trevor Noah to take over.

Five years later, the acclaimed talk show host is poised to make a grand return to television after inking a new deal with Apple.

Variety reports that Stewart, alongside his production company Busboy Productions, entered a multi-year deal with Apple to helm an hour-long program dedicated to breaking down current events.  Already, Stewart has been signed for multiple seasons -- and he hasn't even shot his first episode, yet.

The show is expected to focus on one daily topic per episode and tackle a variety of subjects such as politics, national events or events near and dear to Stewart's heart.

The Emmy Award-winner will also launch a podcast to accompany the brand new series.

Stewart was the face of Comedy Central's The Daily Show for 16 years, which earned him 56 Emmy nominations and two Peabody Awards.  In addition, the show helped launch the careers of several contributors, namely Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee.

It is currently unknown when Stewart's new series on Apple TV is set to begin production or premiere.

By Megan Stone
Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.


Chrissy Teigen opens up about losing her son in heartbreaking essay

Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Chrissy Teigen has opened up about suffering a second-trimester pregnancy loss in September in an emotional essay.

In the essay published on Medium, the Cravings cookbook author penned a heartbreaking account of what happened the day she lost her son -- who she and her husband, singer John Legend, had named Jack -- at 20 weeks and how she's been coping with the grief.

"I was about to fully deliver what was supposed to be the 5th member of our beautiful family, a son, only to say goodbye moments later," Teigen wrote. "People cheered and laughed right outside our door, understandably for a new life born and celebrated. You kind of wonder how anyone is thinking about anyone but you."

In late September, the 34-year-old, was admitted to the hospital for excessive bleeding. Prior to that, she'd been on weeks of bed rest. In her essay, she shared that her doctors diagnosed her with partial placenta abruption.

After more nights at the hospital and a lot of heavy bleeding, Teigen's doctors broke the news.

"He just wouldn't survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either," she said. "Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again."

"I wrote this because I knew for me I needed to say something before I could move on from this and return back to life, so I truly thank you for allowing me to do so," said Teigen.

By Angeline Jane Bernabe
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'The Bachelorette' recap: Has Clare already found her Mr. Right?

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday’s The Bachelorette, it appeared Clare Crawley found her future husband.  Where did that leave the other men?  Well, they wanted answers.

The episode began with the guys hoping for some much-needed one-on-one time with Clare and another shot at winning her over ahead of the rose ceremony.  Yosef, however, planned on using his time with her to address "red flags" with regards to her behavior, specifically her yelling at the men during his group date and subjecting the next group to walk home naked following a game of strip dodgeball.

What began as a polite discussion quickly escalated into a shouting match, ending with Clare telling Yosef to hit the road.  She then informed the rest of the men that she was cancelling the cocktail hour and heading straight to the rose ceremony, which sent Blake Monar and Tyler S. packing.

Jason, Jay, Eazy, Chasen, Blake Moynes, Ed, Riley and Dale, were invited on a group date that promised to "separate the men from the boys," but it was "scrapped" in favor of "a really long cocktail party" after Clare got a surprise visit from DeAnna Pappas, The Bachelorette from season four. 

When Crawley confessed that Dale "checks all the boxes" for her, DeAnna urged her to follow her feelings, leading Clare to declare, "This may be the shortest season [of The Bachelorette] ever."

After delivering a "band of brothers" speech and calling for a group hug, Dale got cocktail party started by asking for "five minutes with Clare."  But, when those five minutes turned into nearly an hour, the other men sensed something was amiss. 

As it turns out, Dale and Clare were off getting extremely cozy in her villa.  When Eazy interrupted them with a knock on the door, the two pretended they were having a casual conversation.

Following her conversation with Eazy, Clare was overheard asking a crew member if they could "hurry the rest along."

After Dale "accidentally" interrupted Ed's time with Crawley, the guys agreed it was time to call Dale out.  When Clare returned, the guys were disappointed, but not shocked, when Dale was handed the date rose.  He only poured gasoline on the fire by telling the others that he was "the best man suited" to date Clare.

Elsewhere, Zach J. got a solo spa date with Clare that was doomed from the start because she made it known to the camera that she wished it was Dale instead.  Zach and Clare’s otherwise pleasant date fizzled when Clare leaned in to kiss Zach and he appeared to pull away, although Zach insisted it was the other way around. 

Instead of Clare showing up for the second part of their date, it was host Chris Harrison, who delivered the bad news that Zach's time on the show was over.

Brendan, Joe, Kenny, Bennett, Ben, Jordan C., Ivan, Riley, Zac C. and Demar took part in a “roast” hosted by comedian Margaret Cho, where everyone was the victim.  The rest of the men, including Dale, were brought in as the audience.  Unsurprisingly, Dale and his self-proclaimed "frontrunner" status were the main targets.  The hostility wasn't lost on Clare, whose one-on-one conversations with the guys revolved around their rising animosity towards him.

Clare's decision to withhold the date rose made the men conclude that Dale won her heart, and the others threatened to walk away from the competition.

"Are the shocking rumors true?" Harrison teased earlier in the episode, referring to the reports of Clare finding her future husband just weeks into the show and being replaced by Tayshia Adams, a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor.   

We seem to get at least part of the answer when Adams turns up in the teaser for next week's episode.  Whether or not the rumors are true has yet to be seen.

The Bachelorette returns on a special night next week, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, on ABC.

Here are the remaining men:

Ben, 29, an Army Ranger veteran from Venice, Calif.
Bennett, 36, a wealth management consultant from New York City, N.Y.
Blake Moynes, 29, a wildlife manager from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Brendan, 30, a commercial roofer from Milford, Mass.
Chasen, 31, an IT account executive from San Diego, Calif.
Dale, 31, a former pro football receiver from Brandon, S.D.
Demar, 26, a spin cycling instructor from Scottsdale, Ariz.
Eazy, 29, a sports marketing agent from Newport Beach, Calif.
Ed, 36, a health care salesman from Miami, Fla.
Garin, 34, a professor of journalism from North Hollywood, Calif.
Ivan, 28, an aeronautical engineer from Dallas, Texas
Jason, 31, a former pro football lineman from Arlington, Va.
Jay, 30, a fitness director from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Joe, 36, an anesthesiologist from New York City, N.Y.
Kenny, 39, a boy band manager from Chicago, Ill.
Riley, 30, an attorney from Long Island City, N.Y.
Zac C., 36, an addiction specialist from Haddonfield, N.J.

By George Costantino
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'Colin in Black & White': Jaden Michael to star as Colin Kaepernick in Netflix series

Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- Colin in Black & White has landed its star. 

The Netflix series surrounding the life and career of civil rights activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick has cast 17-year-old Jaden Michael in the title role as Kaepernick as a teen. Michael's previous acting credits include Wonderstruck and the recently released Netflix comedy horror film Vampires vs. The Bronx

The limited series will feature six episodes focusing on Kaepernick's young adult years growing up in a mixed-race household as a Black son adopted by a white family, chronicling the impactful moments that compelled him to become an athlete and activist.

The NFL player made headlines for his activism in 2016 when he, as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, knelt during the national anthem before the games as a silent protest against systemic racism and police brutality.

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face," Kaepernick says about the series. "We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Kaeperick co-created the Netflix show with Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay.  Kapernick will also serve as the series narrator. 

By Cillea Houghton 
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George Clooney ventures into the unknown in 'The Midnight Sky' trailer

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- George Clooney explores a post-apocalyptic world in the first trailer for his new film, The Midnight Sky. 

Trapped in a remote location in the Arctic, Clooney's character, a scientist named Augustine, makes continuous failed attempts to communicate with a space ship carrying a group of astronauts heading back toward Earth -- which, Augustine is attempting to warn them, has been devastated in their absence by a catastrophic event.

Augustine believes himself to be the last human on earth until he meets a young girl named Iris.  The two venture into the frigid terrain in order to reach an antenna stronger than their own in a final attempt to warn the space travelers to turn away.

Clooney directs and stars in the film alongside a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone and Demián Bichir. The film is based on the book Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton.

“The sickness of hate and the elements that come from that, battles and wars -- that has been percolating for quite some time," Clooney tells Vanity Fair of the film. There’s the sadness [in the film] of what man is capable of doing to man and how easily it can just be taken away.  I wanted it to be about redemption in a way. I wanted there to be some hopefulness in a fairly bleak story about the end of mankind.” 

The Midnight Sky debuts on Netflix on December 23 and will also screen in select theaters.

By Cillea Houghton 
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Omari Hardwick says he's "super proud" of Michael Rainey Jr. leading 'Power Book 2: Ghost'

Courtesy of Starz(NEW YORK) -- Omari Hardwick says he is "super proud" of Michael Rainey Jr., the young man who for six seasons played his hardheaded son Tariq on the widely popular Starz series Power.

This summer, Rainey Jr. followed in Hardwick's footsteps when he became the lead of his own Power series, Power Book 2: Ghost. Hardwick tells ABC Audio that he was touched when he recently spoke to Rainey Jr. during his birthday because the actor acknowledged how inspirational Hardwick has been in his life.

"His text simply said, 'I learned everything from you, Pop, you know so much,'" Hardwick says. "And he said, 'I'll never be able to put in words... what it meant to not only have your support as an actor, but also just as a young man."

Hardwick reveals Rainey Jr.'s relationship with his own father wasn't "great," so it made sense for him to take on a paternal role on and off the camera.

"When he was acting out a bit and sometimes disrespectful on set then I had [to] lend a hand at being a disciplinarian," Hardwick continues. "So there was so many components to me being not only the lead actor in that project, but also the father literally to that kid at times."

Omari says he always wanted more for Rainey Jr., but what he's been able to accomplish has exceeded his expectations.

"I constantly was in the ear of Courtney [Kemp] and Curtis ["50 Cent" Jackson] saying, 'Hey, we got this kid here, we need to really use him. So obviously they found a steroid level of using in him," he smiles. "He's now the lead of the show. I never imagined that."

"My hat goes off to what he's been able to accomplish and continue in this legacy called Power," Hardwick adds. "I'm super proud."

By Candice Williams
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