Listen to stars read An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power audiobook excerpts

July 31, 2017

“In some ways, it’s easy to understand one of the main reasons it’s taken so much time to fully recognize the self-destructive nature of our current pattern,” writes former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to his 2006 global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth. “Nevertheless, the obvious and overwhelming evidence of the damage we are causing is now increasingly impossible for reasonable people to ignore.”

The Best Documentary Oscar winner, directed by Davis Guggenheim, was based on Gore’s lectures and global call to action. Like its predecessor, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power does some of the same, but this time the environmentalist exposes how humankind has caused the destruction of Earth in the form of a documentary and a book, which follows Gore around the world as he ties Zika, flooding, and other natural disasters to climate change.

Gore can be heard in one of three exclusive clips, below, from the audiobook that you’ll hear exclusively on EW; two others feature Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).

In addition to stories about how science affects health — air pollution contributes to developmental problems while natural disasters contribute to spiking rates of PTSD, depression, and anxiety in children, he contends — the book also touches upon the Truth Campaign, which began in 1998 as a means to decrease tobacco use amongst teens by exposing the manipulation of that demographic by tobacco company advertisements. The fossil fuel industry, it was later revealed, used those tactics to manipulate and mislead the public about the factual causes of climate change. Gore begs the public to ask the question, “Am I being played for a fool and taken advantage of by these giant corporations?”

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power hits theaters on July 28th.

Listen to the clip here.

Sterling K. Brown Shares How He Got His Incredible 6-Pack

April 04, 2017

Everyone has been talking about Sterling’s 6-Pack since he posted a picture of his abs on Instagram and now you can find out what works for him.

Sterling K. Brown wowed his Instagram followers when he shared a photo of his insane six-pack, but the This Is Us star says he isn’t in the gym 24/7 — he got his impressive abs by working out on his own as much as his schedule allows.

“I try to get something in five days a week,” Brown, 40, tells PEOPLE exclusively of his workout schedule. “My work schedule doesn’t always accommodate my workout schedule, but I make do with what time I’ve got.”

When he does have down time, Brown rotates between a few different types of workouts.

“I love basketball because it’s social, and you’re not even thinking about working out — you’re just playing a game, and getting great exercise at the same time,” he says. “I also run, swim, bike, lift, do yoga. I just try to do something to sweat at least an hour a day.”

Brown — who is currently filming The Predator and Black Panther, and will star in Marshall later this year — tones his abs with a workout loosely based on P90X’s “Ab Ripper X” exercises.

“When I’m doing the program, I’ll do it every other day,” he says. “But I mostly I do an abridged version every day — just enough to keep me from cursing the heavens!”

He also sticks to a healthy diet — most of the time.

“I try to drink a lot of water — it hydrates, curbs appetite, etc.,” he says. “[I eat] carbs at the top of the day, more vegetables than anything else, lean protein and good fat, like avocado, olive oil and DHA. However, Sunday brunch, anything goes!”

While Brown is very motivated on his own, filming The Predator with Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes has given him an extra push to stay on top of his workouts.

“Just seeing how diligent he is in maintaining his body is an inspiration unto itself,” says Brown. “It’s a simple reminder that just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you have to get old.”


Oprah Fangirls Over Meeting Sterling

April 02, 2017

We aren’t the only fans of Sterling! Oprah has joined the fan club!

Sterling K. Brown Cast in Marvel’s Black Panther

January 09, 2017

The star-studded cast of Black Panther just got brighter. Sterling K. Brown, the breakout star of This Is Us and The People v. O.J. Simpson, has signed on for a role in the upcoming superhero movie, Marvel Studios announced Thursday.

He’ll portray N’Jobu, a figure from the titular hero’s past.

Brown joins an ensemble that includes Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan leader and protector T’Challa/Black Panther, as well as Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, and Danai Gurira. Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) is directing the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 16, 2018.

Responding to the announcement on Twitter, Brown said he’s “Beyond thrilled to be joining this immensely talented group of actors & storytellers!” He added, “Thank you for a seat at the table!”

Brown, 40, had a big year in 2016, winning an Emmy for his performance as Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson and starring in the new NBC series This Is Us. He’s also up for a Golden Globe tonight for his People v. O.J. work.


Sterling Wins First Emmy!!

September 19, 2016


Sterling K. Brown won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a limited series or a television movie on Sunday night for his performance in The People v. O.J. Simpson.

The actor beat out Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager, Jesse Plemons in Fargo, David Schwimmer in The People v. O.J. Simpson, John Travolta in The People v. O.J. Simpson and Bokeem Woodbine in Fargo.

Brown shed tears at the podium thanking friends and family from his hometown for his first Emmy win and also thanked the TV Academy, saying, “A lot of you may not have known who I was, but you checked the box anyway. And that makes me very very happy.”

The actor gave a shout-out to co-star Sarah Paulson before leaving the stage: “I love you. Where you lead, I just try to support.”

With five of the six possible Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, FX was basically a lock to take home a statue in the tight category at Sunday’s 68th Annual Primetime Emmys. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the award went to Sterling K. Brown for his performance as Christopher Darden on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

In his emotional acceptance speech Brown thanked his father. “Sterling Brown Jr., I changed what people called me at age 16 so I could hear your name every day of my life. I love you, daddy,” he said tearfully.

Brown, who’s been acting in film and TV since 2002 but hasn’t been in the true spotlight before The People v. O.J. Simpson, also thanked the Television Academy for “checking the box.” He also thanked series creator Ryan Murphy for “giving a brother a chance.”


SKB Takes Home First Gold Derby TV Award

September 09, 2016


The 2016 Gold Derby TV Awards have been announced, and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” led the way with five victories, sweeping all of its nominations: Best Movie/Miniseries, lead acting prizes for Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson, supporting honors for Sterling K. Brown and Ensemble of the Year. On top of that, Paulson was named Performer of the Year.

X — Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Connor Jessup, “American Crime”
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Joey Pollari, “American Crime”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”

“Game of Thrones”
“The Leftovers”
“Orange is the New Black”
X — “The People v. O.J. Simpson”


Added New Scans of SKB on the Cover of Backstage

August 18, 2016

You can also read it HERE.

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