Danielle Brooks pictured at Essence's 9th Annual Black Women in Music event. This year Missy Elliott was named 2018's honoree, described by organizers as 'one of the artistic masterminds of our time' - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 25th January 2018
The series recently made its return to Netflix.
Through five seasons to-date, Netflix original series 'Orange is the New Black' has been through a lot of ups and downs. The lowest of the low came in last year's fourth season, when fan favourite character Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) was crushed to death by an untrained and unqualified prison guard. In the most recent fifth season, prisoners demanded justice for that death, kicking off a prison riot and taking all guards still on duty hostage.
Danielle Brooks stars as Taystee in 'Orange is the New Black'
The inmates would go on to come up with a list of demands they'd require those hoping to end the riot peacefully on the outside to meet before they did indeed stand down, but as power got to the heads of some of those involved, things spiralled out of control and it seemed the only way things were going to end was in another tragedy.
The actress says her character Taystee is "trying to form a new foundation" in Litchfield.
Now back with its fifth season on Netflix, the streaming service's original series 'Orange is the New Black' is treading new waters with its shocking but still sometimes hilarious storylines and dialogue. Taking one of its darkest turns to-date with a gun in the hands of an inmate and a prison riot imminent, everything could be about to change forever in Litchfield Penitentiary.
Laverne Cox is amongst the returning cast in 'Orange is the New Black'
Danielle Brooks is one of the actresses taking centre-stage as part of the ensemble cast this season, with Taystee making some big decisions that could affect her future as a prisoner. Following the accidental death of her close friend Poussey Washington in season 4 - who was crushed by an untrained police officer - she wants justice, and will get it by any means possible.
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Litchfield is getting overcrowded with no less than a hundred new inmates getting crammed into the place. Plus, it's not getting any easier for Piper Chapman, who already feels like she's in danger of serious harm most of the time. Now she's got a new enemy within the walls of the Litch who is intent burying her. She may only have a short sentence compared with some of the other inmates, and maybe she's a lot more educated than most of them, but none of that has helped her out yet. There's a new prison guard at the facility too, who is really not getting on well with the female inmates. Meanwhile, Sophia Burset is having a hard time as the only transgender woman on the site, which has always put her as a target for transphobic cattiness but now more so than ever. She's even the victim of a violent attack, and the prejudice threatens her hairstyling business.
Danielle Brooks at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 23rd February 2017
Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.
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George is a man whose life has turned upside down. With no possessions and no home, George lives on the streets of New York. His only family is his estranged daughter. Left with no other choice, George seeks sanctuary from the elements at Bellevue Hospital. Surrounded by other men all in similar situations to himself - and often much worse, there's little respite.
Living in squalid conditions, the only good thing that seems to be happening to George is he finds friendship with a fellow resident, Dixon. With a little help, George begins to get his life - or at least his mental state - back on track all part of a long process to mend his fractured relationship with his daughter.
Time Out Of Mind stars Richard Gere in an almost unrecognisable role. Gere recently admitted that when he was shooting scenes for the movie out on the streets, only two people recognised him and left him feeling invisible. He has since met with NYC Mayor to speak about the homeless problem the city faces.
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Red lives on a sun-kissed tropical island full of plenty of other vibrant flightless birds. And while all of his friends and neighbours seem to be enjoying life, he is having a far less enjoyable time. He's just extremely quick to anger, very slow to forgive and struggles to be friendly to just about anyone. Thus, he is forced to undergo anger management therapy to control his emotions before his hostility really gets out of hand. On attending his first group session, he meets the fast-talking faster-moving Chuck and the shy but quick to explode Bomb and together they attempt to conquer their stress. But upon the arrival of some suspicious looking pigs led by Leonard, Red and his new friends are the only ones who seem to be suspicious of their unlikely visitors.
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Piper Chapman is still in prison during her fifteen month stint following her conviction of transporting drug money for her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause ten years ago. She thought she had escaped her risky youth, but her one crime had finally caught up with her despite now living a perfectly ordinary, law-abiding life with a soon-to-be husband. Prison may be full of women, but it's not all good news. As expected, it's a volatile environment with much drama and much aggression. But with that comes unshakeable friendships, the genuine efforts of prison officials to help rebuild these women's lives and old faces all around. Piper is reunited with Alex, and the pair find themselves struggling to shake off that glimmering spark between them.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar ditched a suit in favour of a baseball cap at the New York premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.
Sisters Alana Mychal, Danielle Sari and Este Arielle from pop group Haim look cheerful as they are snapped on the red carpet at the 2013 VH1 'You Oughta Know In Concert' event.
Litchfield is getting overcrowded with no less than a hundred new inmates getting crammed into...
Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow...
George is a man whose life has turned upside down. With no possessions and no...
Red lives on a sun-kissed tropical island full of plenty of other vibrant flightless birds....
Piper Chapman is still in prison during her fifteen month stint following her conviction of...