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You likely heard about the 55-year-old Japanese man who died trying to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal last week. The tourist slipped and fell down the stairs losing consciousness which ultimately led to his death. But while the incident may sound like nothing more than a freak accident, it’s a frequent one that often coincides with Instagrammers’ need to take pictures of oneself. Given the déjà vu experienced after hearing the tale above, Mashable decided to look into just how common such deaths are and they found that more people have died trying to take selfies in 2015 than they have in shark attacks. Yeah. Though the figures are small — 12 versus eight — they do say a lot about our social media vanity which has literally become a dangerous characteristic.
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“This Is Not OK”: Why Was Zendaya Coleman Given A White Stunt Double For “KC Undercover”?

As it turns out, not only is it hard for Black actresses to get prominent roles on TV, but it’s quite difficult for Black stuntwomen to get jobs too. And all they’re trying to do is throw themselves around and show off a few karate moves for like five minutes out of a 30-minute or 1-hour show. As Deadline pointed out in a few exclusive reports, in the first season of Zendaya Coleman’s Disney show, K.C. Undercover, a White woman was appointed as the stuntwoman for Coleman. And while Coleman is biracial (her father is Black, her mother is White), her character, K.C., and her character’s family (which includes Kadeem Hardison playing her father), are all Black… Zendaya’s stuntwoman was not only White but the wife of the show’s stunt coordinator. Nepotism or nah?
[MadameNoire]

Kenan & Kel Reunite For “Good Burger” Skit On Jimmy Fallon

It has been nearly 20 years since Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell entertained Nickelodeon audiences with their fast food goofball film Good Burger (and much longer than that for its inception on the kid’s variety show, All That) and they reunited for an instant classic of a skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Kel returned to form as clueless Good Burger employee Ed as Fallon recalled his early days of earning an honest paycheck. Black Thought also made a great cameo appearance right before Kenan shocked the crowd as character Lester Oaks, completing the circle of golden nostalgia. The reunion was especially monumental, seeing the two longtime acting buddies have been enduring a cold war for many years.
[HipHopWired]


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