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UPFRONT featuring Storm Reid, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart + Cast of 'Twenties' (AUDIO)

Ray Cornelius with NBC stars John Clarence Stewart + Alex Newell

Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features a cadre of future superstars---Storm Reid, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart and the divas of Twenties---Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham. 

Atlanta's own Storm Reid returns to the big screen in Marvel's new dramatic thriller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO_FJdiY9dA">The Invisible Man. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter. However, a series of eerie coincidences challenges Cecilia’s sanity as she tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. UPFRONT caught up with Storm during a recent Atlana press tour to chat about her role in the movie as well as her roles in When They See Us and Euphoria. 

Emmy Winner Lena Waithe is teaming up with BET for another new dramedy titled Twenties. It is the network's first series led by LGBTQ characters and is based on Waithe rise to stardom as a writer in Hollywood. UPFRONT caught up with the shows divas---Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham to chat about making BET history and more. 

Closing out the show is my exclusive with the stars of NBC's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5be1Wa27U2o">Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist---John Clarence Stewart and Alex Newell. After an unusual event, whip-smart computer coder Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) magically begins to hear people's innermost wants and desires through popular songs. Suddenly, strangers, friends, co-workers and family are unknowingly singing their feelings -- just to her.  Alex and John open up about their unique characters, their own personal playlists and more. 


Watch my UPFRONT interview with Storm Reid below: 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.