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Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

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On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Tap Dancing Tribute to Debbie Reynolds - Video of the Day

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This is pretty cool. Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) recreates the classic “Good Morning” number from the film Singing in the Rain featuring Rice as Don Lockwood, Clay Thomson (Newsies, Matilda) as Cosmo Brown, and Broadway leading lady Eloise Kropp (Cats, Dames at Sea) honoring Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden! (From Jason Eric Mumaw)



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