Entertainment

Cardi B Is Set To Host A Rap Competition Show On Netflix And We Can’t Handle This Huge News

Cardi B can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. She’s always in the news and I, for one, stan. Sure it may not always be for the best reasons (like her felony charges for a strip club fight or her apparent feud with a group of 10 year old boys) but she keeps things real and she keeps them fun.

For real though, what would our world look like without some Cardi B drama? I don’t want to find out.

And the ‘Press’ rapper seems to be all over the place right now. She’s got her movie ‘Hustlers’ coming out and she’s making appearances at pretty much every single award show. She’s living her best life. And now, she’s trying to help America’s next rap star live theirs.

So it’s true, Cardi B is going to be hosting a rap competition show on Netflix.

Netflix has officially announced a premiere date for Rhythm + Flow, the streamer’s long-awaited hip-hop competition series hosted by Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I.—and it’s coming this October.

Rhythm + Flow was first announced in 2018 as a series that would bring together some of music’s biggest names in order to “find fresh talent and help undiscovered hip-hop artists pursue their dreams.”

According to Deadline, each of the ten, hour-long episodes will follow the judges from Los Angeles to New York to Atlanta to Chicago on their quest to “help undiscovered artists pursue their come up,” and Netflix will roll out each phase of the competition separately over the course of three weeks.

A show like Rhythm + Flow feels like it should be an obvious hit. Reality shows often appeal to wider audiences and are cheaper to produce than scripted series. Netflix has also seen recent success with reality competition shows like glassblowing series Blown Away and an Emmy nomination for the baking show Nailed It.

Unlike most shows on Netflix though, this one won’t be one that you’ll be able to binge watch all 10 episodes in one sitting.

Don’t expect to just blow through the whole season in one sitting, though. According to Netflix, the show, which follows amateur rappers vying for American Idol-style stardom, will be one of the only series on the platform to roll out weekly instead of dropping all at once.

The first four episodes will focus on the auditions, and are set to drop together on October 9. The next three episodes, where the contestants will shoot music videos and rap battle, will air the following week, and the last three, including the finale, will air on the 23rd.

Cardi B has hyped up the show on her Instagram and shared what she’s looking for in America’s next rap star.

“I‘m looking for somebody that when I’m going to my car I’m gonna remember their music, I’m gonna remember their face, I’m gonna remember their personality,” Cardi B said in an Instagram video announcing her role as a judge last November. “We wanna find you, we wanna discover you.”

Fans of the “Money” rapper are totally here for the new show.

And it’s true, Cardi B seems to be on a role. First, she’s in the big new movie alongside Jennifer Lopez and now she’s got her own major TV show coming out on Netflix. Bravo girl, bravo!

Many commented that they couldn’t imagine a more perfect set of judges for this type of show.

Between Cardi B, T.I. and Chance The Rapper, this show is gonna have some serious talent on that judging panel. And with all the sass and drama that Cardi B is known for, it should definitely make for a good entertaining show.

Others noted that it was about damn time that there was a rap competition show.

For years, we’ve had series like American Idol and The Voice that have largely focused on pop and country music.

The genres of hip hop, trap, and rap have all largely been ignored by the mainstream networks. So, it’s refreshing to see that Netflix is taking a huge step forward in producing a show that will feature the rap scene and its unique culture.

Her future as a TV show host though could be in jeopardy depending on how her upcoming trial goes.

Cardi is facing two felony charges for attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. She has also been charged with various misdemeanors (including reckless endangerment) and violations (including harassment)

The alleged incident took place at Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York in August 2018. Two bartenders at the club allege that Cardi B ordered her associates to attack them with bottles and chairs, according to TMZ. Although Cardi B has pled not guilty to the charges, she has an uphill court battle.

You can check out the gag-worthy trailer below:

This trailer has us counting down the days. We didn’t want summer to be over but oh my god can it be October 9th already please?

What do you think? Are you excited for this series? Let us know in the comment section below.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

Things That Matter

Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

Photos: State of California, Gabriel’s Justice/Facebook

Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

Entertainment

Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

Courtesy Netflix

There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com