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Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union Speak Out About the Tragic Accident on the Set of L.A.'s Finest

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba | Photo Credits: Getty

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba play two tough-as-nails detectives on L.A.'s Finest, but the two women hold significant power behind the scenes too. They serve as executive producers and work hard to create a pioneering environment that empowers women, people of color, and even working moms. But they took one of the toughest hits imaginable in February, when a member of their team, executive producer/co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, had his leg was amputated after a stunt car on set struck a shipping container and rolled onto Sonnier's leg as he was watching the scene on a monitor in the video village. His leg was pinned by the container, and his leg was amputated below the knee due to the injury.

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Alba and Union spoke about the accident at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival on Sunday, telling Variety that as painful as the accident was for the team, they're staying strong and moving forward.

"I don't know if there is a word that's big enough to describe how the whole production felt, how everyone associated with the show felt," Union said. "I don't know if saying it was 'heartbreaking' or 'devastating' is enough." Struggling to keep her emotions in check, Union said that Sonnier was a model of strength and they followed his lead. "I think Brandon [Sonnier] led us. Um... He was back coaching on the sidelines of his kids' games within a week and a half... he was like 'It's my new normal; get on board, guys.'"

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Alba added, "He is so resilient and inspiring. But when you go through something that is like that you see the type of family and community that you surround yourself with, and he and all of us really came together as a family in a way that you just never even realize until something like that happens."

L.A.'s Finest airs on Spectrum's On Demand platform. The show was recently renewed for a second season.



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The Queer Eye's Fab 5 Love Up on Each Other in This Video and It's Too Pure

Antoni Porowski and Tan France, Queer Eye | Photo Credits: Christopher Smith/Netflix

Even if you've only had the Queer Eye reboot on Netflix described to you, you probably know that the show is a love fest designed to make its subjects and viewers feel the best about themselves. It's a beacon of positivity in dark times, and that couldn't be more essential right now. But how does the lifestyle revamp show pull that off? That would be power of The Fab 5: Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Karamo Brown. Not only are the hosts uniquely talented in bringing out the light in the show's "heroes," but their perfect chemistry make them some of the most watchable personalities on TV.

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Don't take our word for it though. TV Guide sat down with all five hosts to talk about what makes each of them such an essential member of the team, and how they're trying to bring more light into the world. Each of them breaks down how Brown is able to get straight to the heart of every hero, how Berk breathes new life into each living space in less than a week, how France teaches the heroes to show their best selves before speaking a word, how Van Ness can make any person feel beautiful, and how Porowski brings emotional connection with every dish he helps to prepare.

For most makeover shows, the wow factor comes from seeing how much a person has transformed at the end without much thought about the people that helped get them there. But Queer Eye is no typical makeover show. Its unique, all-in approach, fostered by these five compassionate people is what makes the show so special. We care as much about their connection with the heroes as we do about the heroes themselves. This show wouldn't have the same impact without the Fab 5 guiding the way, and so it's only fitting to see that they love each other as much as we love them.

Queer Eye is now streaming on Netflix.



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