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Lee Daniels Brings ‘STAR’ Cast To Perform On ‘Wendy’

Director Chops It Up With TV Host Too

Lee Daniels is successfully building quite the ‘Empire’ over at FOX.

Indeed, after rocking the ratings with the music drama, he birthed another in the form of ‘STAR.’

Anchored by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grad, the series has commanded a strong following and even been renewed for a second season.

Daniels stopped by ‘Wendy’ to plug tonight’s season one finale and brought along the cast to show and prove.

Watch the titillating interview, along with their performance of ‘I Bring Me,’ below

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Michael B. Jordan Linked To ‘Matrix’ Reboot

‘Black Panther‘ actor Michael B. Jordan has been linked to a proposed reboot of the cult classic ‘The Matrix.’

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Trailer: Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Standup Comedy Specials [Video]

Much to the delight of his diehard followers, elusive funnyman Dave Chappelle teamed up with Netflix for not one, not two, but three 2-hour long comedy specials.

The first two, titled ‘Dave Chappelle:  Deep in the Heart of Texas’ and ‘Dave Chappelle:  The Age of Spin’ (filmed in Austin and Los Angeles respectively), have been teased since the beginning of the year.  Now, as we draw closer to their March 21st premiere date, Netflix has unveiled their official trailers.

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Did You Miss It? Michelle Williams Dishes On Destiny’s Child Biopic & More At ‘The Real’

“As long as it’s told correctly and everyone gets to tell their story, be a part of it, I think it’s important. If you’re gonna tell a part of my life, let me in on it.”

The quote above echoes a sentiment shared by fellow Destiny’s Child alum, Kelly Rowland, who took to Essence Live to discuss the possibility of a DC3 biopic after the success of BET’s biographical mini-series on legendary R&B group New Edition (click here to read more about that).

Williams, who dropped by ‘The Real’ today as guest co-host, elaborated on the prospect of the production with the show’s resident hostesses and engaged in some shady girl chat along the way.  Hear a bit inside if you missed it:

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Rihanna To Star In New Musical Movie On Amazon

Could ‘Dreamgirls’ Success Be On The Cards For RiRi?

Rihanna is putting the rockiness of her ‘ANTI’ era behind her by making a big splash in the realm of film.

While fans quite literally beg for a video for recent hit ‘Love On The Brain,’ the Bajan belle has instead spent much of her time shooting ‘Oceans 8’ and Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian.’

Now, another movie is on her slate and this time it’s a musical.

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Report: Larenz Tate, Laverne Cox, & Lance Gross Topline New ABC Shows

ABC is looking to take a few Ls in its upcoming season:  Larenz, Laverne, and Lance!

That’s right, after finding success with its shows ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How To Get Away with Murder,’ and other series that feature leading actors of colors, the prime network is looking to continue in that vein by introducing two new shows featuring Tate, Gross, and Cox as leads.

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Hot Shots: Gabourey Sidibe Stuns With ‘Nylon’ Magazine Spread

As her recently unveiled memoir shows off her newly slimming figure, ‘Empire’ actress Gabourey Sidibe continues to pour on the fierce with a new ‘Nylon’ magazine spread.

Inside, the Academy Award nominated star dishes on her weight loss surgery, self confidence, strained relationship with her father, and colorism in the industry.

A compelling read with even more compelling sights, tuck in below to see Nylon’s April 2017 cover girl work the lens and read some keen quotes lifted from the feature:

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‘Insecure’ Season 2 Sets Premiere Date

Hit HBO Show Back This Summer

Fans of HBO smash ‘Insecure’ ought to mark their calendars!

The Issa Rae production was wildly popular – both critically and commercially – with its first season and the drama is confirmed to continue in its second season.

Find out when the show returns after the jump…

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Can Black British Entertainers Relate To The African-American Experience?

 

In 2015 the US Census Bureau estimated that there are 46,282,080 African Americans living  in the United States.

Quite interestingly, as proponents of racial diversity within entertainment celebrate the arrivals of a new batch of “melanated” Hollywood stars, some industry insiders have made an interesting observation.

Most of them are British.

This week, after Samuel L. Jackson took to Hot 97 to reveal why he believes movie studios are overlooking African-American actors to hire Black British actors when casting, the debate surrounding why this may be continues to heat up online.

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‘Get Out’ Star Daniel Kaluuya Responds To Samuel L. Jackson

Get Out‘ has been a box office smash, surpassing the $100 million mark and scoring a 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the flick and its British lead Daniel Kaluuya have been critique by Samuel L. Jackson.

The ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ star criticized the decision to cast the British actor over an African American actor in the lead role.

Seemingly bothered by Jackson’s problematic comments, Kaluuya, who was born in London to Ugandan parents, makes his voice heard with having to prove his ‘blackness in an interview with GQ. 

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