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Robin Thede, Issa Rae and Lauren Ashley Smith Team Up For ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

Robin Thede, the first Black woman to serve as head writer on a late-night show (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore), and Insecure creator Issa Rae will collaborate on the new HBO-ordered project titled A Black Lady Sketch Show. Writer and producer Lauren Ashley Smith will join them as well.      Deadline reported, Thede, who...

Lakeith Stanfield Might Star In Jordan Peele's Upcoming 'Candyman' Reboot

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, who is set to produce the reboot of the horror classic Candyman, has reportedly approached Atlanta's native Lakeith Stanfield to star as the main protagonist. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) is set to direct. The original film was released in 1992 and is based on Clive Barker's short story titled The Forbidden.     In the remake, Stanfield will reportedly play an artist...

"Empire" Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Chicago Attack

Empire star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by two men late Monday night, TMZ reported.  The actor arrived in Chicago around 2 AM and stopped by Subway. Shortly after he walked out of the sandwich shop, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"  The two attackers -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously...

Taraji P. Henson Receives A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

Taraji P. Henson has marked a new career milestone today when she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oscar-nominated actress is known for starring in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures, Acrimony, Proud Mary, and TV drama Empire. Her new comedy What Men Want will...

Beyoncé Officially Readying Next Major Album (Video)

Before ending a lengthy conversation, The-Dream gave a status update on Rihanna’s upcoming album and revealed that Beyoncé was officially working on a new project. Take a look below at the full conversation, where he opens up on what Drake cooked up in Wyoming with Kanye West, and how he walked away with a...

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Make Every Player Available in Trades Except LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 6 of their last 10 games and have fell to 9th place in the western conference. With LeBron James still battling an alleged sports hernia injury, that’s had him out the last 6 weeks; LA is worried about their season. After the trade, we’ll report a...

Jay-Z and Meek Mill Launch Criminal Justice Reform Organization 'Reform Alliance'

Meek Mill and Jay-Z along with other sports, entertainment, and business leaders announced the launch of Reform Alliance - an organization aimed at reforming the United States’ criminal justice system.  Fifty million dollars was pledged to create Reform Alliance.  Its mission is to drastically reduce the number of people living under unjust parole and probation...

Cardi B Lands A Las Vegas Residency at Palms Casino Resort

USA Today reported the 26-year-old rapper Cardi B is getting her first residency in Las Vegas. The Palms Casino Resort revealed Cardi B's appearance will be part of its club KAOS opening.  Above and Beyond, G-EAZY, Kaskade and Skrillex will reportedly also have exclusive residencies at the KAOS. Tickets are now available for selected dates.

Kevin Hart Signs On To Lionsgate's 'Monopoly' And Sony's 'Fatherhood'

Kevin Hart, indeed, hustles hard! The star of recently released drama The Upside has signed on to two more projects - the live-action feature Monopoly and Fatherhood, Sony's adaptation of memoir Two Kisses for Maddy. Inspired by the iconic board game, Monopoly will be directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) and...

Taraji P. Henson To Be Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Oscar-nominated actress, 48, will be honored in the category of motion pictures with a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Henson is known for her roles in Hidden Figures, Think Like A Man, Acrimony, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, and her upcoming comedy What Men Want, which will hit theaters on...

Trailer For 'Fast Color' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Video)

The trailer for Fast Color, a new superhero woman-led drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was released on Thursday. The actress, also known for Beyond The Lights, plays Ruth, a woman who has been on the run since her superpowers were discovered. Now, years after abandoning her mother and daughter, she returns...

Verizon unlimited subscribers get permanent Apple Music access

Last year, Verizon (which owns Engadget's parent company) offeredunlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the carrier is expanding that partnership and officially bundling Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited subscriptions with the service. Starting on January 17th, all new and existing customers will be able to enjoy Apple Music...

The 'Bad Boys' Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Are Back In Action

Will Smith, 50, and Martin Lawrence, 53, are back two decades later and we couldn't be more excited! The two actors were photographed on the set of their highly-anticipated Bad Boys for Life in Atlanta. The movie will hit theaters in January 2020. Check out the behind the scenes photos below.          

'The Upside' Beats 'Aquaman' With $19.6 Million Opening Weekend

The Upside, a movie about the bond that forms between a wealthy quadriplegic Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) and his caretaker Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) opened at $19.59 million this weekend, replacing three-week reigning Aquaman. The film is directed by Neil Burger ( Limitless) and written by Jon Hartmere. Nicole Kidman co-stars as...

Marsai Martin Is Making History As The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

Texas-born Black-Ish star Marsai Martin is about to become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood. The 14-year-old actress will get the official title when her upcoming comedy Little, which she stars in alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae, hits theaters in April. The story follows Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is a...

Eddie Murphy Returns With 'Coming To America 2', Craig Brewer Will DIrect

Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name) is set to direct the sequel of the 1988 hit comedy Coming To America, Deadline exclusively reported. Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris was recruited to re-write the script and exec. produce the sequel. Eddie Murphy will star and produce. “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to...

Jordan Peele’s Thriller ‘Us’ Will Open SXSW Film Festival

Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele is set to premiere his second horror-thriller Us at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival on March 8. The plot of the movie is described as follows, "Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson (Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o) take their children to their beach house, hoping...

Big Sean Teases Return with Hit-Boy

Since releasing two albums in 2017, its been pretty quiet for Detroit rapper, Big Sean, but that's set to change. hopefully sooner than later this year. Who else is looking forward to new music from Big Sean? View this post on Instagram ...

LeBron James' 'Shut Up and Dribble' Trailer (Video)

LeBron James has his hands in plenty of jars, when it comes to entertainment, from everything to upcoming movies to series on HBO and now, documentaries on Showtime. Shut Up and Dribble is slated to premiere on the network on Saturday, November 3 at 9pm EST and it’s looking to tackle some social...

Off-White Is Now The Most Popular Brand In The World

Virgil Abloh's luxury Italian streetwear label Off-White has been named the “hottest fashion brand in the world”. Over the past year, the brand has gone from strength-to-strength, thanks, in part, to highly-publicized collaborations with Ikea and Nike and Abloh’s appointment as artistic director of household name-brand Louis Vuitton. Off-White topped a quarterly index compiled...

Teddy Pendergrass documentary, 'If You Don't Know Me', to premiere at Philadelphia Film Festival (Video)

The documentary Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me, will make its premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival Friday, according to Variety. The film will later make its way to Showtime and, for U.K. viewers, BBC and Sky Arts. The film will also have a theatrical run in the U.K. via Moviehouse. The...

Tiffany Haddish Announces #SheReady Stand-Up Comedy Tour

In her recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy-winning actress and comedian Tiffany Hadish announced - she is gearing up for her upcoming stand-up comedy tour. According to Rolling Stone, the just-announced series of shows will kick off in Miami on New Year's Eve and will run through March, making stops in Las...

Red Sox Outlasts Dodgers 4-2, Take 2-0 World Series Lead

From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to yet another World Series title. The Red Sox left-hander pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI leader J.D. Martinez broke a fifth-inning tie during another two-out...

Eric Reid's Grievance Against The Bengals Tossed Out

A grievance filed against the Cincinatti Bengals on behalf of Carolina Panthers' Saftey Eric Reid, has been denied by an arbitrator.  The NFL Players Assocation filed the grievance on Reid's behalf after information was made available that Bengals owner Mike Brown asked Reid whether or not he would continue to...

Red Sox Beat Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 of 2018 World Series

BOSTON -- The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night. Benintendi had four...

Nicki Minaj sued by Tracy Chapman for copyright infringement

Nicki Minaj is being sued by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman over claims she sampled her song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. A lawsuit has been filed over Nicki's track Sorry - which it's claimed she wanted to release on her album Queen. It's alleged the...

NBA G-League to Offer Alternative to NCAA One-and-Done Route

The NBA has offered an alternative to "elite-level" athletes in an effort to combat the popular NCAA one-and-done route.  That alternative is the NBA G-League, ESPN's Johnathan Givony breaks down this new alternative: In a move that could challenge the NCAA's monopoly on elite talent, the NBA's G League is creating...

Rihanna Declines SuperBowl Halftime Show Offer In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

Rihanna stands with Kap. US Weekly reported, the “Work” singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she “supports Colin Kaepernick”. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said...

Solange Announces New Album Coming This Fall

Solange has recently announced - the follow-up to her album A Seat at the Table (2016) will be released within the next few weeks.  “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” the singer says. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make...