EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Here’s Lifetime’s Casting Requirements To Play Meghan Markle & Her Family In Upcoming ‘Harry & Meghan’ Movie

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 22-01-2018

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making their most recent Royal Duties look super fab, and we’re hoping their new TV movie that’s on the way is just as good.  We’ve got the exclusive details inside on how Lifetime is casting the first black British Dutchess-to-be and her entire family.

 
Ugh, they’re so freakin’ cute.  Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle arrived in Cardiff earlier this week to celebrate the people, culture and heritage of Wales. They toured the historic castle and were treated to readings in Welsh, singing and dancing. And, of course, Meghan was in full on black Princess mode.
 

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Clearly she’s already showing she’s worthy of the People’s Princess title, just like Harry’s late mother Princess Diana. 

The way they started their courtship is something everybody’s been thirsty to find out, so Lifetime is hopping on the opportunity super early. 

The network sent out a casting call for an upcoming tv movie When Harry Met Meghan that they describe as "the story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship & engagement."   To play the Dutchess-to-be, Lifetime is looking for a 28 to 35-year-old, "mixed ethnicity female" who "must bear a strong resemblance to Meghan."

For Prince William, it will be a 25 to 35-year-old,British caucasian male. If someone can speak flawlessly in a British accent, they’re also here for that.  Lifetime doesn’t have the best track record for getting folks who can nail an accent, but we’ll see.

In addition to casting Princess Kate & Prince William, the Queen, the whole Royal Family and close friends of the fam, Meghan‘s whole family may not be incorporated the same way.

The casting call only lists her mother, Doria. The role will be played by an African-American woman in her 50s. She’s described as a mother who "has seen it all and has struggled through adversity."  She’s also "proud and protective towards her beloved daughter." No word on whether Meghan’s talkative siblings or her father will be cast.

The movie starts shooting next month in Vancouver.

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For Meghan and Harry’s latest appearance, she rocked dark denim and a cute sweater with minimal makeup and hair in a messy bun.  Cute.

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Y’all ready?

 

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SAG Awards Moments You Gotta See – Emotional Sterling K. Brown Made History AGAIN, Niecy Nash Was Rooting For Everybody Black, Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement Speech

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 22-01-2018

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Sterling K. Brown made history for the umpteenth time, Presenter Niecy Nash was unapologetically rooting for the black nominees and Morgan Freeman proved why he’s a legend.  We’ve got the three moments you must see from Sunday night’s SAG Awards inside…

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Yasssss Sterling! Our fave "This Is Us" star planted the biggest Black Love kiss on his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe when he won for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series by a Male Actor!  He became the first black actor ever to win the award, so it was definitely an emotional night for him.

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His speech was a must-watch as usual.  Check it out below:

Sterling K. Brown receives the Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series! #sagawards pic.twitter.com/88Hq3ygWUb

— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 22, 2018

An incredible night for @SterlingKBrown. pic.twitter.com/lUfJJcyAwW

— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 22, 2018

Nice!

 

Thank you @SAGawards!! #SAGAwards #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/QIUipXgGjE

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) January 22, 2018

Now this…Made me pee on myself! https://t.co/wf3np23bsp

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) January 22, 2018

By the way, "This Is Us" won for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series as well, so Sterling went home with TWO Actors tonight.  Congrats!

  

 

Niecy Nash presented the Award for Sterling’s category along with Olivia Munn, and she made it clear who she was rooting for.  Because, blackness.  Check it.

 

And finally, Morgan Freeman copped the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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But before he got to the show, he was just like everybody’s granddad trying to work Facebook Live:

Ha.

BONUS:

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Check out Sterling & his cast chopping it up backstage after their big wins:

 

 

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See What The YBF Stars Are Wearing To Slay The 2018 SAG Awards – Red Carpet & Cocktail Hour Fabness!

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 21-01-2018

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Everybody came to slay at tonight’s 24th Annual SAG Awards! We’re got what all the YBF folks wore for their big actors-awarding-actors night inside…

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The Shrine Auditorium was dripping with finesse, black girl magic, black boy joy and everything else tonight at the 24th Annual SAG Awards.

"black-ish" and "grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi was for sure one of our Best Dressed of the night, dancing her way on to the carpet in a custom Ralph Lauren jumpsuit complete with an epic bow and train detail:

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That hair, that smile, that Chanel lippie and her swag:

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Utter perfection.

 

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The Harvard-bound (after her gap year(s)) 18-year-old laughed it up with our other fave Lupita Nyong’o on the carpet.

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The silver sparkling and feather embellished frock wearing Black Panther star stunned on the carpet, per usual.

Speaking of stunning:

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"Orange is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks hit the carpet in a red and black ombre Marc Bouwer gown that was perfect for her.  She finished her look with finger waves and we wish there would have been a bold lip to go with her bold dress.

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Presenter Halle Berry looked breathtakingly gorge tonight in Pamella Roland, and totally picture perfect:

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Loving the partially shaved hair.

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Yes ma’am.

 

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After catching up with Felicity Huffman on the carpet, Tracee Ellis Ross flossed her winter white look, which was Ralph & Russo Haute Couture:

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Pretty. "Black-ish" was nominated for a Best Ensemble Award but lost to "Veep".

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Her TV daughter Marsai Martin matched the red carpet in a full crimson ball gown, custom made by Miri Couture.

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So pretty!

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Gotta love the YBF teens!

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Marsai’s tv big brother Marcus Scribner kept it dapper in a Lena Kasparian dinner jacket for the carpet.

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And Anthony Anderson, aka Mr. Andre Johnson, hit the carpet with his wife Alvina.

Our fave red carpet couple this season, The Browns, nailed it once again:

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Big winner of the night Sterling K. Brown rocked Armani while his gorgeous wife and "This Is Us" co-star Ryan Michelle Bathe rocked custom Gemy Maalouf:

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Loves it.

Sterling’s on-screen wife, who by the way should have been nominated as Best Supporting Female Actor, Susan Kelechi Watson look stunning in a royal blue Rubin Singer look:

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Fab.

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Lonnie Chavis, aka little Randall, looked super adorable on the carpet.

 

right now on the #SAGawards carpet is a major debate on who is the best dancer: #Blackish’s @MilesBrown, #ThisIsUs@LonnieChavis or #StrangerThings@calebmclaughlin, who battled last week: https://t.co/FltxyUGzF6 pic.twitter.com/QtOxGQMv4r

— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) January 22, 2018

And even had a dance battle discussion with Miles Brown.

 

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Niecy Nash killed it in this green Zeena Zaki cold shoulder, curve hugging dress.

Double nominee Mary J. Blige rocked a black & white, one-shoulder bold design of a dress by Jean Louis Sabaji:

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Samira Wiley hit the carpet with her wife Lauren in a celestial look from Tadashi Shoji:

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Her former "OITNB" co-star Dascha Polanco repped for the curvy girls as usual:

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Actress Sydelle Noel from "Glow" stunned in this bold yellow look.

Inside the cocktail hour, folks were all smiles and chillin’:

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Hey Jenifer!

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Fab times!

 

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Ciara Encouraged Women To #LevelUp To Get A Husband, And The Internet Is Basically Brawling About It

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 21-01-2018

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Ciara was doing a little self-reflection while on vacay with her man and the fam when she decided to share something about relationships.  And it’s gotten her plenty of praise, and some major criticism.  Get it all inside…

If you’ve ever wondered how Ciara went from a super messy engagement to becoming Mrs. Wilson, look no further than her realization that she needed self love and God’s love. Before she explained what she meant, her co-sign of Pastor John Gray‘s sermon to a group of single women rubbed plenty of folks the wrong way:

 

#LevelUp pic.twitter.com/rmS0WMOV1B

— Ciara (@ciara) January 20, 2018

Some people felt the pastor’s words about having a "girlfriend spirit" versus a "wife spirit" and Ci’s co-sign placed blame solely on women, instead of pointing out men don’t always step up to the plate.  In another clip that she didn’t share, the pastor did address those men as well.  As many women have said though, that rhetoric isn’t shared as much as berating single women for seemingly doing everything wrong.  Even when they are doing everything "right".

It’s also important to note that not all single women desire marriage, so the pastor’s message may have come off a bit judgmental and over-generalizing to some.

Nobody should settle for less, which seemed to be the gist of Ciara’s message.  Lord knows we applaud her for that epic upgrade – she wanted marriage and luckily found a man who actually showed he was serious about wanting the same.  But framing the "don’t settle" message can be a tricky one, as Ciara has learned.

Folks – both married and not – took to social media on both sides:

 

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 This whole thread is worth the read:

I dislike the video that Ciara posted on her page. A pastor talking about “too many women want to be married but are still walking in the spirit of girlfriend”

— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) January 20, 2018

Others interpreted her co-sign differently:

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There are plenty of women who believe they’ve chosen wisely because men can often present themselves as one thing but turn out to be another.  Ciara admit, though, that she chose incorrectly in the past because she wasn’t looking for the right thing. 

After the backlash led her to become a trending topic today, the "Promise" singer wrote a follow up message to clear the air:

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— Ciara (@ciara) January 21, 2018

So there you have it.

 

By the way:

 

Make sense on social media. Great Job

— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) January 22, 2018

Future need not even try it if he was trying to throw subtle shade.

 

Photos: Ciara’s Twitter

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BOOBS & BOOTY BE GONE! Amber Rose Goes Under The Knife For Breast Reduction + K. Michelle Gives Update After Butt Surgery

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 20-01-2018

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Amber Rose and K. Michelle are sizing down the boobs and the booty. Deets on their surgeries inside…

New Year, New Me.

Amber Rose is ready to say good-bye to her large bust and hello to wearing spaghetti strap tank tops.

On Tuesday night, the 34-year-old mom share a video with her plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher before she went under the knife to have breast reduction surgery.

“I’m really excited about spaghetti straps,” Amber told her surgeon in the clip.

She said she hasn’t worn a spaghetti strap shirt since she was 10-years old due to her large breasts. Sheesh. But we feel you, girl.

Before the surgery, she also posted on her Instagram Stories how excited and nervous she was about the procedure.

Peep the clip below:

 

Thank you @garthfishermd

A post shared by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:39am PST

 

 

 

The Slut Walk creator contemplated going under the knife over the summer, asking fans for advice because she was nervous about scarring. She said she wanted to downsize because her breasts had been causing her back pain and, of course, she shared she wanted to wear cute tops without having to wear a big bra to hold up her lady parts.

We haven’t heard anything about how she’s doing post-surgery, but she’ll likely chime in soon. Good luck with recovery Amber!

Another celeb downsizing…

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Bye, Bye Betsy!

Betsy is the name K. Michelle gave her booty when it was large and in charge. But, the two have since parted ways.

The R&B songstress went under the knife to have her butt implants taken out after revealing she was having complications due to her butt being so big on her small frame.

Before the procedure, she appeared on “The Real” detailing how her butt was causing her legs to hurt. She said she went to several doctors who wouldn’t even touch her behind.

K went under the knife on January 12th and she’s doing just fine. She gave her fans an update on her recovery recently, tweeting:

 

Hey Rebels, i’m doing well. My surgery went really well yesterday. I’m on bed rest for a while but its all good! I’ll be getting ready to hit the road for tour starting THIS February! You got your tickets?

— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) January 13, 2018

 

Hmm…we wonder if we’ll see her butt reduction journey on television seeing that cameras were rolling.

She’ll be back to the old Kimberly by February to kick off her upcoming tour.

Peep a clip of K right before surgery and a tribute to Betsy below:

Get well soon K!

Photos: Amber’s IG/Dr. Fisher’s IG/K’s IG

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Cardi B Is About To Hit The Silver Screen In New Movie, Surpasses Beyoncé + 50 Cent Was On Daddy Duty At ‘Den of Thieves’ LA Premiere

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 20-01-2018

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Cardi B’s glow up just went up another level and she’s ready to make a splash in Hollywood. Get the deets on her new movie role, plus see flicks of 50 Cent on dad duty with his son Sire Jackson at the Den of Thieves premiere inside…

 

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Cardi B’s haters are about to be big mad!

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, pictured above heading to The Nice Guy in West Hollywood last night, is about to add actress to her growing resume as she has inked her first movie deal.

There aren’t too many details about the movie or what type of role she’ll play. However, TMZ reports she’ll be hitting the production set in March. Sources tell the site that the “Bariter Cardi” rapper ended up having to turn down a few gigs that would have paid her between $100,000-$200,000. We assume this means the movie role is paying big bucks.

Like we said, Cardi is killing it right now and she’s continuing to make music history.

Chick just surpassed Beyonce (yes, BEYONCE) as the first woman to have FIVE Top 10 singles simultaneously on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, according to Billboard. Her feature on Bruno Mars’ song "Finesse" helped her nab the honor. She’s the third act to achieve the big feat, following Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Nice!

In other Cardi B News…

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper stars in a new TIDAL mini-documentary titled, “I’m here Muthaf*cka,” where she reflects on her glow up year.

Throughout the documentary, Cardi B discusses her journey to success, collaborating with Jeremy Scott and how TIDAL inspires her:

“You know that TIDAL is everywhere. Just know that a colored person owns it…somebody that comes from Brooklyn, the streets. I’m from the streets. If he can do it, that means I can do it one day.”

If you’re a TIDAL subscriber, you can check out the documentary here.

 

In movie premieres…

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It’s nice seeing 50 Cent in another mode other than his usual petty mode.

The rapper/actor was in full daddy mode at the LA premiere of his new film Den of Thieves held at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 last night.

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Donning matching suits, little Sire Jackson held on tight as he gave his dad a kiss on the red carpet.

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Yes, we know he has his issues with his eldest son Maquise Jackson, but we would have loved to see him with BOTH of his sons. 

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Den of Thieves is a heist action thriller film, so we’ll get to see a different side of O’Shea Jackson Jr. We’ll anxious to see how he does.

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As expected, O’Shea’s parents, Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff, came out to support their son in his 2nd big role.

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Loving the family unit vibes.

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"New Edition Story" star Woody McClain came out to peep the action thriller.

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As they made their way down the carpet, Fif and O’Shea snapped it up with the cast and producers.

 

Peep a few clips from the film below: 

 

Den of Thieves hits theaters tomorrow.

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Trevor Jackson & Jason Mitchell Are About To Get ‘Superfly’ In Upcoming Remake + Pam Grier Is Taking Her Story To The Big Screen In New Biopic

Posted by | Posted in Gurl Talk | Posted on 20-01-2018

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Can you dig it? We can! Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell have been tapped to star in the upcoming Superfly remake. In other big screen news, Pam Grier is currently working on her own biopic. Everything inside…

Groovy!

A remake of the classic 1972 hood classic Superfly is in the works and it’s starring two YBF actors who are currently killing it in Hollywood.

Trevor Jackson (“Grown-ish,” Burning Sands) and Jason Mitchell (“The Chi,” Straight Outta Compton) will be the lead stars in the upcoming Supferfly remake that will be helmed by famed music video director Director X.

Trevor will star as Youngblood Priest, a suave New York City drug dealer who wants to do one last drug deal before he gets out of the game. Jason will co-star as Eddie, Priest’s reluctant friend.

Lex Scott Davis (who played Toni Braxton in her LIFETIME biopic) will play Georgia, “Narcos” starlet Andrea Londo has been tapped to play Cynthia, “White Famous” star Jacob Ming-Trent will play Fat Freddy, and actor Omar Chapparo will star as Adalberto. It’s also reported rapper 21 Savage will join the Superfly remix in some capacity.

“When I went back and watched the original, I was struck by how relevant the themes are,” said Director X. “The pursuit of the American Dream is eternal – everyone’s always on the hustle, because you’ve got to be… and Superfly is about pulling off the ultimate hustle to get out of the game. Our goal is to make it modern – to make a movie where the style, the art direction, the camera movements are all part of what makes the movie Superfly. With this film, my goal is to honor the lineage of an iconic title that the community has loved for decades.”

He continued, “I want to honor it in a way that shows a new generation how black culture continues to be a catalyst for new trends in every area, from fashion to music. I’m also excited to be working with Future, both on the music and as a producer of the film – the original soundtrack is legendary, and that’s an inspiration for the artists that Future is working with to bring a singular modern musical vision to the film.”

Soundtracks are just as important as the movie in most cases, and the Superfly reboot has picked up a rapper who is hot in these music streets. Future has signed on to produce alongside Joel Silver. The screenplay will be written by Alex Tse.

Steven R. Shore, son of the original film’s producer Sig Shore, will serve as an executive producer alongside Matthew Hirsch, Hal Sadoff and Aaron Auch.

 

 

Are you here for it?

Speaking of movies…

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Pam Grier, a screen icon of the 70s, is gearing up to put her live on the big screen.

The Foxy Brown actress has tapped comedian Jay Pharoah to play her ex-boyfriend Richard Pryor in her biopic, tentatively titled Pam.

Pam will shed light on various romantic relationships she had (detailed in her memoir) with comedic icon Richard Pryor, NBA legend Kareem Adbul-Jabbar and actor/comedian Freddie Prinze.

Deadline reports:

Grier met Pharoah when they were recording voices for the video game Infinity Wars. “I watched him and heard his voice and closed my eyes and said, ‘It’s Richard,’” she recalled. Said Pharoah, the former Saturday Night Live star who just toplined the Showtime series White Famous, “The story is heartbreaking, raw, honest and beautiful, all rolled into one testimony.”

Like many Hollywood starlets, Pam also was a victim of sexual assault during her rise to the top. And even before she made it to Hollywood, she was raped as a child and while she was attending college.

As she first revealed in her book, Grier was raped at age 6 by two older boys, and again in college. It nearly happened a third time – she didn’t include that assault in the book because her publisher felt it was too much, she said – when “I fought off a 300-pound retired football player, a family friend who was supposed to come out to mentor me. I suffered scratches, abrasions, everything, but I beat the shit out out him with furniture and walked away from it.”

There is a disturbing tale in her book about a time she was invited to Sammy Davis Jr’s house where, in front of his wife Altovise, the singer became so aggressive in his attempt to bed Grier that she had to enlist Liza Minnelli and her husband Jack Haley Jr to drive her away from the estate while she hid in the back seat. But surprisingly, most of the pain caused by men took place far from Hollywood, and the heightened awareness probably kept her away from meetings scheduled with moguls at hotels, where numerous actresses allegedly fell prey to the Weinsteins of the world and subsequently were pressured to remain quiet.

You can read the rest of her interview with Deadline where she talks about her strained relationships, helping Richard with his drug addiction and more here.

No word yet when Pam will hit theaters, but we’ll keep you posted.

 

 

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Tracee Ellis Ross May Be Saying #TIMESUP To ‘black-ish’ Since She’s Paid Significantly LESS Than Co-Star Anthony Anderson

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Tracee Ellis Ross is taking a stand to help bridge the gender pay disparity gap. Reportedly. Get the deets on the star possibly backing away from the show and more inside…

“black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is reportedly getting paid way more money than Tracee Ellis Ross. No surprise there. It’s a known fact men make more money than women in this country even when she’s more qualified. Hollywood or not.

With the #TIMESUP movement making waves, shedding light on sexual harassment and gender pay disparity, the 45-year-old actress is ringing her own alarm.

The former “Girlfriends” star has reportedly threatened to cut back her appearance on “black-ish” after learning she’s getting paid significantly less than her co-star Anthony Anderson.

However, it’s noted that Anthony also executive produces the show as well, which could account for the uneven salaries. But her threatening to cut back appearing in episodes makes us wonder how big is this gap? Should Anthony be paid more since he’s also serves as executive producer? Possibly. But, Tracee feels it shouldn’t be a large difference being that her role is just as important as his.

As of 2014, Anthony’s salary was a reported $100K an episode while Tracee’s was a reported $80K an episode.  That’s likey changed by now, and the disparity may be greater based on the recent discussion Tracee had.  It’s unclear exactly how much either of the stars make at this time.

What’s more is that Tracee has won a Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Comedy Or Musical TV Series last year. She made history too, becoming the first black woman to do so in 35 years. She has also been nominated twice for an EMMY award.

As for her co-star, Anthony has been nominated for several Golden Globes and EMMYs, but has not nabbed a win when it comes to those major awards…yet.

Tracee reportedly said she may opt to appear in far less episodes if her pay doesn’t increase.  That will free up her time to appear on another show and get extra compensation from there.

THR reports:

With negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time’s Up, with some worried that it’s more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn’t always feasible, and often an actress wouldn’t earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer. Still, until a few weeks ago, this type of candid conversation would never have taken place outside an actress’ agency.

It will be interesting to see how it all ends up playing out. And we’ll know for sure once season 5 of “black-ish” rolls around.

Thoughts?

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‘Grown-ish’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal! Yara & (Fine A**) Trevor Kick Off Freeform Summit + Taraji Lets Loose, Chrissy Teigen Bumps Into ‘LSB’ Michael Jackson Tribute

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“Grown-ish” just got the greenlight early for season 2 and the cast was busy at work at the Freeform Summit when the announcement was made. Get the latest, plus see how Taraji P. Henson, Chrissy Teigen and more paid tribute to Michael Jackson inside…

 

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YAS!

“Grown-ish,” the super cool “black-ish” spinoff, will be back with another season after debuting just a few weeks ago (January 3rd).

It’s not even a total surprise that the show was given the greenlight for season 2 as it was the biggest comedy series debut for Freeform in the last 5 years. Not only that, the show had the best overall debut for the network in the last 2 years. AND it received the largest digital views (4.5 million) in Freeform history. And honestly, it’s just GOOD.  Woot!

So yes, we’ll be seeing more of pill-popping, boy-crazy, lesson-learning Zoey Johnson (played by Yara Shahidi) exploring what college life is all about.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sophomore season will be gifted with a total of 20 episodes, up from the 13 for the first-year run. Get those coins Yara!

By the way, she’s supposed to be taking a gap year before she heads off to Harvard.  But with the success of the show, we wonder if she’ll take more time off before she starts college in real life.

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Speaking of Yara, the 17-year-old, who celebrates a birthday next month, made her way to the inaugural Freeform Summit in Hollywood (pictured above and below). The conference featured panel discussions where topics like millennial dating and LGBTQ representation on screen were discussed.

Yara talked about how millennials are so multi-dimensional, stereotypes and the power of social media where people can tell their own stories.

"I was reading The Fire Next Time and the one thing that he says is, ‘Do you want to be integrated into a burning house?,’" Yara asked. "And what this group represents is a group of people who are dedicated to setting out fire and building a new infrastructure. I’m just so excited for you guys’ presence, for what we’ve done so far and what’s to come."

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Yara’s co-star and on-screen crush Trevor Jackson came out for the event. That outfit is extra snug but he’s still a whole snack.

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"New Edition Story" star Keith Powers, who’s currently dating singer/"STAR" actress Ryan Destiny, made his way to event as he stars as Jason in the network’s "Famous In Love" series.  We love that one too.

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Hey ladies! Singing sisters and Yara’s co-stars Chloe x Halle popped up at the event as they were tapped to hit the stage for a performance during the summit.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, who directed the pilot for Marvel’s upcoming "Cloak & Dagger" series on Freeform. She will also helm a Spiderman spinoff film titled Silver & Black. Werk! 

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As expected, "black-ish" and ‘Grown-ish" creator Kenya Barris sat on a panel.

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Elaine Welteroth, who just parted ways with Teen VOGUE as the Editor-in-Chief, was also in the mix.

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After the panels, Chloe x Halle provided the musical entertainment. Fun times.

At another event…

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Bust a move Taraji!

Taraji P. Henson, whose new movie Proud Mary is in theaters, returned to “Lip Sync Battle” for a special celebration to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson to kick off its fourth season. The special broadcast, "Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration," aired live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.

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The “Empire” star flexed her dance and lip syncing moves to MJ’s classic hit “Beat It,” trying her hardest to beat “Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox, "Pitch Perfect" star Hailee Steinfield and Gone Girl actor Neil Patrick Harris.

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Hailee must had the moves because she took home the win after performing Michael Jackson’s, "The Way You Make Me Feel."

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Meanwhile, color commentator Chrissy Teigen didn’t miss a beat as she danced it up with her pregnant belly.

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And it was a total family affair! Her hubby/R&B singer John Legend and their daughter Luna Stephens also came out for the pop music fun.

On the carpet…

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The soon-to-be mom again was all smiles while flossing her growing belly in a black sparkly gown before she caught up with the show’s host LL Cool J for a laugh:

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On SnapChat, she also gave fans a sneak peek as she got ready for the event.  Yep, she’s taped and cinched in for her life honey.

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Taraji and Laverne also hit the carpet wearing all black, still standing in solidarity of the #TIMESUP movement.

 

Check out clips of Taraji and Laverne in action below:

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Kim & Kanye Just Revealed The Name Of Baby West #3, And Um…

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Newborn Baby West‘s name was just revealed, and the internets are having a FIELD DAY.  All the deets inside…

Just days after announcing her birth via surrogacy, Kanye & Kim Kardashian West have revealed her name.  Introducing: Chicago West!

Well, that’s new.

Chicago West. https://t.co/3MyLwcIzTh

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018

North, Saint & Chi

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018

Their oldest daughter North was named for the highest star in the universe and baby boy Saint was named for, well, it’s self-explanatory.

It’s unclear how The Wests decided on Chicago.  We’re not sure if they just watched Poetic Justice and got inspired (Thanks Joe Torry!), or if they want to redefine the stereotypical negativity attached to Kanye’s native city these days.  Maybe folks will start to associate something different with the city name "Chicago" when they see it, since Chicago West will surely dominate headlines just like the rest of her family.  We wouldn’t be surprised if ‘Ye wanted his baby to be named after what he feels is the best city on earth.

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What we can say is this may have been one of the blackest moves ‘Ye (pictured above leaving his L.A. office today) has made in a while.  So, salute. 

And for those of you who’ve been under a rock and never heard anyone refer to Chicago as "The Chi" (and never heard of the new Showtime series of the same name), leave it to Khloe K. to explain the pronunciation:

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE her name hey Chi (shy) https://t.co/Ikd0ay3DsO

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 19, 2018

Mk.

Naturally, the internets are on one:

 

"Who’s ever going to hire somebody named Chicago?" You think an offspring of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is filling out applications???

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

— DAMN. (@xCobbx) January 19, 2018

Chicago West isn’t a community college?

— Travon Free (@Travon) January 19, 2018

Chicago West sounds like a hospital.

— king crissle (@crissles) January 19, 2018

chicago west sounds like a nbc show that’s a ripoff of law & order svu that debuted in the fall of 2007 that came on from 9:30 pm est. that only lasted one season because of bad ratings that returned in 2009 only to be cancelled again the following year

— saint laurent mask (@nasmaraj) January 19, 2018

*white parent voice* I can’t believe Kim and Kanye named their baby girl Chicago West, that’s ridiculous! Oh no, it’s almost 4:30, I need to pick up my kids Lakynn and Nayvie. pic.twitter.com/NfToiowbfh

— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 19, 2018

Chicago West pic.twitter.com/uDp60t0Zyj

— MTV (@MTV) January 19, 2018

Kanye reading all the Chicago West tweets like… pic.twitter.com/N3zWXmLdNM

— WGCI (@WGCI) January 19, 2018

And there’s this shade:

The naming of Chicago West comes two months after Kanye was here for the Kid Cudi show @AragonBallroom. Kim, on the other hand, canceled her last two scheduled visits to the city: https://t.co/jg2DR6jxna

— tracyswartz (@tracyswartz) January 19, 2018

Oop.

Well, if folks can name their kids Savannah, Jackson, Paris, Dallas, India, Alaska, London and countires/contininets like Asia, China, Malaysia and America, so be it.

 

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