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Lena Waithe Comes Out About Secret Marriage to Longtime Partner Alana Mayo

Lena Waithe Comes Out About Secret Marriage to Longtime Partner Alana Mayo

Hold the “mayo,” please!

Lena Waithe has come out of the closet … with news that she is a married woman.

The screenwriter, producer, and actress revealed that she married her longtime partner Alana Mayo during an interview on Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“We snuck and did it, you know,” the Emmy Award winner dished to People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019, John Legend, who...

Jay Connor Jay Connor yesterday at 01:15. 5 comments

Lakeith Stanfield Isn't Feeling Certain Black Media Outlets—and One of Them Had Quite a Bit to Say About It

Lakeith Stanfield Isn't Feeling Certain Black Media Outlets—and One of Them Had Quite a Bit to Say About It

In case you’ve missed it, actor Lakeith Stanfield is embroiled in a family feud with black media.

While The Root has yet to catch a stray, the Sorry to Bother You star had some things to get off of his chest in regard to media outlets and platforms he believes are pushing an “anti-black” agenda.

“It’s a fact that a lot of these platforms are usually or tend to be feeding grounds for negative...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 15, 2019 at 23:30.

No One, No One, No Onnnnnnnne Other Than Alicia Keys Will Be Hosting the 2020 Grammy Awards

No One, No One, No Onnnnnnnne Other Than Alicia Keys Will Be Hosting the 2020 Grammy Awards

It’s that time again—the biggest night in music will be kicking off the new decade with a familiar host!

In a press release, the Recording Academy announced that multi-Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys will be returning to host the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Keys took to Twitter on Thursday to excitedly announce the news, as well.

“At first I did think last year was a one-time thing...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 15, 2019 at 21:06.

Eddie Murphy Will Return as Alex Foley in Beverly Hills Cop Sequel to be Released on Netflix

Eddie Murphy Will Return as Alex Foley in Beverly Hills Cop Sequel to be Released on Netflix

Eddie Murphy is winning.

Seriously, I could end the article there and it would be accurate, but let’s specifically celebrate his latest win! According to Variety, Murphy is continuing his profitable relationship with Netflix (following the critic- and consumer-embraced Dolemite Is My Name ) and will be starring in a Beverly Hills Cop sequel set to be released exclusively on the popular...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 15, 2019 at 03:15. 2 comments

Ummm, So About That Michael Jackson Episode of The Simpsons... Don't Expect to Find It on Disney+

Ummm, So About That Michael Jackson Episode of The Simpsons... Don't Expect to Find It on Disney+

Disney+ is all of 48 hours old and has already suffered its first casualty.

As Staff Writer Tonja Renée Stidhum reported on Tuesday, the newly launched streaming service might be brimming with nostalgia and “outdated cultural depictions” , but one thing you won’t find on there is the infamous “Stark-Raving Dad” episode of The Simpsons that featured the Thriller-maker himself, Michael Jackson.

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 15, 2019 at 01:30. 4 comments

Mo'Nique Files Race and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix Regarding 'Lowball Offer'

Mo'Nique Files Race and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix Regarding 'Lowball Offer'

Mo’Nique isn’t nearly done sticking up for herself.

According to NBC News, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian is suing Netflix, accusing the popular streaming platform of race and gender discrimination in relation to the deal she was offered for a stand-up special in November 2017.

If you remember, Mo’Nique took to various media outlets (including her own social media platform) to expose...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 15, 2019 at 00:35. 1 comments

'It’s a Classic, Leave it Alone': Vivica A. Fox Isn't Feelin' Issa Rae's Upcoming Set It Off Remake

'It’s a Classic, Leave it Alone': Vivica A. Fox Isn't Feelin' Issa Rae's Upcoming Set It Off Remake

Vivica A. Fox has a strong opinion and she just—wait for it—set it off.

In an exclusive interview with ET, Fox expressed her feelings about the in-development Set It Off remake (which has actually been referred to as a “reimagining”), which will be produced by Issa Rae. Rae is also reportedly set to star in the new heist film. The original film, which was released in 1996, starred Fox, Jada...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 14, 2019 at 22:33. 1 comments

Yeahhh, Lil Nas X Is Gonna Take His Historic 2019 CMA Award to the 'Old Town Road'

Yeahhh, Lil Nas X Is Gonna Take His Historic 2019 CMA Award to the 'Old Town Road'

Lil Nas X is still riding the winning wave until he can’t no more.

“Old Town Road (Remix)” scored the 2019 Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Musical Event of the Year, which means Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus both took home awards on Wednesday night. Producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, as well as YoungKio, will also receive statuettes since the award is...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 14, 2019 at 21:32. 2 comments

Jay-Z Reportedly 'Pushed the Idea' of Colin Kaepernick Workout With NFL

Jay-Z Reportedly 'Pushed the Idea' of Colin Kaepernick Workout With NFL

When the news hit that Colin Kaepernick landed an unprecedented private workout opportunity with the NFL, naturally, some eyes turned toward Jay-Z.

See, if you recall correctly, Jay-Z’s recent music and entertainment management deal with the NFL raised suspicions , as the 49-year-old rapper was a previous outspoken critic of the way the NFL had blackballed the quarterback. Jay was accused of...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Nov 14, 2019 at 06:00. 16 comments

10 Men Who Are Sexier Than John Legend, Who People Magazine Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

10 Men Who Are Sexier Than John Legend, Who People Magazine Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

I’m writing this from heaven.

If you haven’t heard, there was an apocalypse last night that killed every man on earth except Donald Trump, Jimmie “J.J.” Walker and Steve Buscemi. While I died peacefully, I became aware of my death when I read on the internet that People magazine named John Legend their 2019 Sexiest Man Alive. (Say what you want, but the afterlife has really good wifi).

How?

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 14, 2019 at 05:00.

The Solange-Curated Bridge-s at the Getty Center Is a Hypnotizing and Ethereal Viewpoint on Transition

The Solange-Curated Bridge-s at the Getty Center Is a Hypnotizing and Ethereal Viewpoint on Transition

There aren’t many experiences that have left me so truly speechless that they’ve stayed with me forever.

Cue the unmatched Solange Knowles and Bridge-s. Brought to Los Angeles’ Getty Center Museum by Dropbox and Getty in partnership with IAMSOUND, Bridge-s explores the themes of “transitions through time.”

From Getty’s press release:

Exploring themes of transitions through time, Bridge-s is a...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 14, 2019 at 03:00.

We've Finally Found the Prince Eric Who Will Be Part of Halle Bailey's World in The Little Mermaid

We've Finally Found the Prince Eric Who Will Be Part of Halle Bailey's World in The Little Mermaid

Following an “under the sea”-storm of back-and-forth casting news, Halle Bailey’s Ariel has finally found her prince in the upcoming live-action film rendition of The Little Mermaid.

Sidenote: Let us rejoice in the fact that the televised stage play version of The Little Mermaid has come and gone because the casting confusion was beginning to make us all seasick!

I digress.

Anyway, according...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 13, 2019 at 21:59.

John Legend Is (Not So Ordinary) People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019

John Legend Is (Not So Ordinary) People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019

All of People Magazine loves all of John Legend because they’ve just chosen the crooner and pianist as 2019’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Legend, who’ve I started lovingly referring to as “Piano Arthur” (Hey! His wife Chrissy Teigen fully embraces the meme joke!), was certainly honored, but those prideful feelings were mixed with a little fear, too.

“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 13, 2019 at 07:00. 1 comments

Kevin Hart’s Surprise Appearance and Other Observations From My Seat at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards

Kevin Hart’s Surprise Appearance and Other Observations From My Seat at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards

I love award shows.

Awards season is my Super Bowl and I spent many hours of my childhood beaming at the sparkly dresses, fancy venue decor and effervescent statuettes, wishing (upon a star) that I’d one day be able to get a seat at one of those coveted tables.

With my current job as an Entertainment Writer, I’ve been provided the key to many rooms I’ve dreamed of and rooms I’ve only dreamed of...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 13, 2019 at 06:00. 20 comments

Hip-Hop Legend Eric B. Jailed in New Jersey for 17-Year-Old Warrant

Hip-Hop Legend Eric B. Jailed in New Jersey for 17-Year-Old Warrant

On the CBS series Blue Bloods, hip-hop icon Eric B. conducts criminal investigations as Detective Mike Gee, but in real life, the DJ-turned-actor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

From NJ.com:

Hip-hop musician Eric Barrier, currently an actor on the CBS series “Blue Bloods,” has been jailed in New Jersey since Oct. 28 on a warrant for failing to appear in court 17 years ago, his...

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Felice León Felice León Nov 13, 2019 at 04:30.

She's a 'Lady': Lady and the Tramp's Tessa Thompson Reflects on How Her Dog, Coltrane, Changed Her Life

She's a 'Lady': Lady and the Tramp's Tessa Thompson Reflects on How Her Dog, Coltrane, Changed Her Life

Beloved Disney film Lady and the Tramp is back! This time, actor Tessa Thompson is the voice of “Lady”—and she has come down with a case of puppy love.

While fostering a dog she renamed Coltrane (named in honor of renowned jazz musicians Alice and John Coltrane), Thompson fell instantly in love. Soon after, she decided to adopt the dog—after all, adopting a pet was something Thompson has wanted...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 13, 2019 at 03:00.

Disney+ Launched and Will Be a Vault of Nostalgia—Without Some of the Classic Racist Tropes

Disney+ Launched and Will Be a Vault of Nostalgia—Without Some of the Classic Racist Tropes

Anyone who grew up in the pre-streaming age remembers those super-effective Disney commercials that would air with a fair warning that a beloved film would be available for a limited time before being locked away in a “vault” for “years to come.”

I watched those commercials and promo clips and practically ran my mama and grandma ragged in a panic, begging them to secure those VHS...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 12, 2019 at 23:00.

Robyn Crawford Reveals She and Whitney Houston Absolutely Planned to Run Up on Wendy Williams

Robyn Crawford Reveals She and Whitney Houston Absolutely Planned to Run Up on Wendy Williams

Whitney Houston will always be remembered for her unmatched voice, but there is something special to be said for her biting wit.

In what I believe to be one of the greatest (and most entertaining) interviews in industry history, Houston once told Wendy Williams, “If this were back in the day in Newark, I’d meet you outside.” Turns out, Houston almost did cash in on those words she said back...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 12, 2019 at 06:00. 3 comments

Jayme Lawson Reportedly Lands Role in The Batman, Signals Barbara Gordon/Batgirl Speculation

Jayme Lawson Reportedly Lands Role in The Batman, Signals Barbara Gordon/Batgirl Speculation

Gotham City has just gotten even more interesting.

According to Collider, Jayme Lawson has landed what is considered to be a role of a lifetime in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. No, we don’t know what role she’ll be taking, but the speculation is flying as high as her presumed character.

As Jeffrey Wright has been officially cast as Commissioner Jim Gordon, many fans posited that this...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 12, 2019 at 02:00.

This White Woman Don't Know Nann 'Ni**er Bitch,' But She Made the Mistake and Called Trina One Anyway

This White Woman Don't Know Nann 'Ni**er Bitch,' But She Made the Mistake and Called Trina One Anyway

Shout-out to the white woman who didn’t get the “baddest bitch” memo. Yes, I know that nomenclature refers to Trina’s dimepiece status, but best believe her “baddest bitch” status also refers to the fact that she would indeed, cut a bitch if necessary.

If you saw the infamous “light the blunt” Instagram story, y’all know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t, well, you need to. Here you go: