Netflix Cancels ‘Luke Cage’

Luke Cage’ has been canceled after 2 seasons.

via Deadline:

“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and the streaming service said on Friday. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”

This axing of Luke Cage came as a surprise. A writer’s room under showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker had been working for around six months producing scripts and taking notes from Netlfix and Marvel. As actors like lead Mike Colter remained under contract, a formal Season 3 order considered almost a foregone conclusion by all concerned

After tensions the past month, it all went distinctly south in the last 48 hours.

The pink slipping of Luke Cage was ultimately a combo of the age old creative differences and the inability for the parties involved to reach a deal, according to sources. With a season perched on the conclusion of the June 22 launched Season 2 plotted out months and months ago, detailed drafts for the first half of the 10-episode projected third season were delivered to Marvel and Netflix this week.

We hear that some execs had issues with the more developed scripts, even though they strongly incorporated suggestions from both Netflix and Marvel brass.

Add to that, the writers’ room was put on hold for a week in September, as the streamer and the Disney-owned company were figuring out the mechanisms of changing the deal for the planned Luke Cage third season from the original 13 episodes to a slimmed down 10 episodes. It eventually escalated to behind-the-scenes turmoil in the past two days and demands for changes in creative reign. With Marvel and Netflix seemingly in intractable and different sides of the disputes, a harsh cancelation became the only viable exit strategy, it appears.

The revolving door of showrunners on Marvel’s shows on Netflix have seen new creative teams become almost the norm.  There’s been new showrunners for every season of Daredevil, Raven Metzner took over Iron Fist for its second and final season, and Jessica Jones’ Melissa Rosenberg is heading off to an overall deal with WBTV once Season 3 of the Krysten Ritter-led series is done.

In another sense, the cancellation was a done deal as the situation became tense on the corporate level. The Marvel shows on Netflix are costly to make, even with New York’s generous tax credits. Back in 2013, the streamer paid top dollar for the series, that they don’t even own so cutting Luke Cage loose was a shift bottom line call. With the high cost, there has been pressure on the Marvel series to overperform in viewership. That was easier early on when they were among a handful of Netflix originals but is getting harder today when they are competing with dozens of other buzzy shows on the Internet network.

At this point there is no plans for owner Marvel to resurrect Luke Cage on the upcoming Disney streaming service. But, being that the Simone Missick co-starrer crashed Netflix in its first season opening weekend in September 2016 and had a very well watched and well received 13-episode Season 2, it could be a Sweet Christmas, as Cage likes to quip.

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See How I Styled My Dirty Locs

Most people who wear wear locs like the fresh look of a retwist, but if done too often it can start to create breakage and thinning at the root. Look around for new, attractive, hairstyles that you can tryout to stay in love with your hair in between retwists—it’s the perfect time to experiment with your look. 

I havent been to the salon since May , but I wash my locs every 6/8 weeks at home. Ive just been a little lazy 😯😯😯

 
No matter what you heard, cleansing is a part of any healthy hair care routine.

Chloe X Halle Team Up With Teva Shoe For A Collection

The dynamic sister duo, Chloe x Halle, have a lewk just as remarkable as their voices. Shoe brand Teva recently partnered with the sisters for their “Worn by Chloe x Halle” collection.

Teva champions free-spirited style, which makes this partnership the perfect match as the sister’s champion freedom in both their music and style. The shoe brand tapped Chloe x Halle to curate a collection of footwear that mirrors their style. Wondering what their selections are? Here they are: Original Universal, Indio Jewell, Ember Moc, and Indio Whip.

The young singers have graced red carpets, awards shows, television shows, and, just wrapped up Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On The Run II” tour in notable pieces. Now they’re passing along their fashion advice on how to wear their newly curated collection with Teva.

“My sister and I, we, completely live by being comfortable because we feel like when we’re comfortable we can truly be ourselves and be completely confident and that’s why we love Teva so much,” Chloe told ESSENCE. “We put the really cute platform Indio Jewells on.”

Chloe also shared how she would rock the Indio Jewell shoes, “Because they’re really cute platforms and it has the strap around your ankle, I love wearing baggy pants that are kind of like capris in a way and they show off the really cute ankle and the platform and I also love wearing them with a skirt. And, you don’t sacrifice your feet.”

Halle also gave us another bit of insight into how to rock the sporty Indio Jewell platforms. Spoiler: denim is key. “I love wearing an all-jean outfit with every Teva shoe that we love,” she shared. “It always makes it about the shoe if you have a neutral outfit or one-tone outfit, it always makes the shoe pop more.”

Shop “Worn by Chloe x Halle” Here .

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LeToya Luckett Reveals Gender Of What She’s Having

It’s a girl!

LeToya Luckett posted on Instagram sharing photos from her gender reveal party.

“She’s already become the light of my life. Mommy & Daddy can’t wait to meet you baby girl! [flower emojis] #IssaGurl,” she captioned a photo of herself carrying pink balloons.

Back in June, it I reported that LeToya is expecting her first child with husband Tommicus Walker.

See the reveal below

Fall Boot Collection

Boots are one of my favorite parts of any fall/winter outfit and they come in so many shapes and colors, they can totally elevate an basic outfit.

I can’t wait to style so many outfits with these boots throughout the fall season. Let me know which pair was your favorite in the comments and have a great Sunday!

A Locs and Headwrap Style

I choose to wear this headwrap to make a bold statement, it took my look from blah to bomb

This Loc and headwrap tutorial was very quick and easy. It took a max of 4 minutes to complete this look.

Many women choose to wear head wraps because they’re one of the most practical, versatile, and functional accessories of all time. A woman might reach for a head wrap:

♡ dealing with hair loss due to health challenges such as alopecia, cancer, and chemotherapy.
♡ protecting hair from harsh weather and climates
♡keeping hair out the face during a workout, gardening, chores, traveling, etc.
♡ disguising a bad hair dayto signify mourningsaving a blowout or other new hairdo
♡ keeping a protective style fresh protecting her hair while sleeping

Check out the style

Kehlani Announces She’s Pregnant

Kehlani is 4 months pregnant with a baby girl!

The singer singer made announcement via social media that she’s expecting.

“i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! ” Kehlani wrote

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i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life. i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO 🌸🦋😍 we’re so ready for you mija!

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