80’s and 90’s babies rejoice!

Although the current Hollywood wave of rebooting the best movies and television shows from our childhoods has been launched to varying critical and commercial results, it’s certainly a trend we shouldn’t expect to slow any time soon.

Two series who recently joined the brigade are FOX’s teen drama, ‘Party of Five,’ and  Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’  Both announced over the last year, the former – set for relaunch on Freeform – lifted a sneak peek at its premiere episode shortly before the latter’s trailer was unveiled (which is set to remain on its home network).  And, while fans of the shows’ first respective runs shouldn’t expect to see faces from the originals, creators promise its content will be no less engaging.

We’ll let you be the judges of that.  Look inside to see the first trailers:


Is she or isn’t she?

Shortly after producer extraordinaire Hitmaka took to press this week to reveal Tinashe had signed to Roc Nation for management (as we reported here), the songstress was spotted outside of Craig’s in West Hollywood and quizzed by the press to confirm the rumor.

Her response was interesting to say the least.  Hear it inside:


August 2021 cannot come soon enough for fans of DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ after official news regarding the franchise’s star-studded cast has been unveiled.

With its Will Smith 2016 live action edition grossing a whopping $750 million worldwide, it stands as one of DC’s most successful films to date.  Smith’s exit for the long-awaited sequel may have come as a blow to fans (click here to read more), but – according to screenwriter James Gunn – many of the original’s cast with reprise their roles (such as Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller).

Finally putting rumors to rest, Gunn took to Twitter recently to list the slew of new faces joining Davis and Robbie for round 2 of the ‘Squad.’  See the full list inside:


Last night saw Ciara set sail on the ‘Beauty Marks Tour’ and she brought a bevy of hits with her.

Super Ci kicked off the US trek at the Washington State Fair and did not disappoint.

Backed by an army of dancers, the performer blazed through fan favorites such as ‘Level Up,’ ‘Goodies,’ and ‘1, 2 Step,’ and newer numbers such as ‘Dose.’

The tour, which has been mounted in support of the singer’s ‘Beauty Marks’ album, will feature stops in the likes of Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, before wrapping up in Chicago next month.

Peep clips below…


Sam Smith has long been a bold lyricist and now the British belter is extending said boldness into the public sphere.

For, the 27-year-old has announced that they identify as a non-binary gender and wants to be referred to as such. Hence, instead of being “he/him” it’ll be “they/them.”

Smith’s words below…


Megan Thee Stallion looks poised to scale to higher heights. Because, it’s just been announced that she’s signed to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation.

Full story below…


‘Americanah,’ the best selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is heading to HBO Max with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o at its helm.

Full story below…


June’s Diary have delivered a double dose of newness with the release their ‘Take Your Time’ care-package.

The freshly unwrapped set is comprised of songs ‘I Ain’t With It’ and ‘Stuntin.’

As for the title of the mini-set, ‘Take Your Time’ references the quintet’s progress over the past three years as an independent music group and serves as a nod to the group’s resilience and strength as they forge ahead on their path to ownership as African-American creatives and uplifting women through storytelling

It comes on the heels of their 2018 EP ‘All Of Us.’

With a debut album still incoming, check out the latest from Kristal, Ashly, Brienna, Gabby,  and Shyann below…


Much like the Brandy and Monica, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, and other reported female celebrity feuds of history, the catalyst of the beef often derives from external sources.  The aforementioned ladies are just a few who have cited ‘the industry’ (which also includes labels and fans) as the impetus of their rivalries which, ironically, later transformed what was once-rumored into reality.

Chance the Rapper believes that exact circumstance applies to the bad blood between rapstresses Cardi B & Nicki Minaj.  The 26-year-old, still hot on the promo trail in support of his debut studio album – ‘The Big Day’ – took to ‘Big Boy’ to discuss a number of happenings in his life including fatherhood, his delayed arena tour, and more.  When addressing ‘industry politics’ Chance took the chance to discuss his feelings on the beef between B and Minaj.

As he’s in a unique position to do so (having collaborated with both of them in the past), look inside to hear just what he said:


Just last week we reported Pop superstar Rihanna was “in talks” to portray supervillan Poison Ivy in the forthcoming ‘Batman’ film, due in theaters in 2021 (click here to read more).

Citing her music videos like ‘B*tch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Needed Me’ as proof of her acting prowess and ability to do a kickass job of playing the bad gal, fans of the diva – affectionately known as #TheNavy – created a campaigning chorus to get the attention of the movie’s casting agents and producers to try to set the wheels in motion. Rih – hard at work with Fenty beauty campaigns, New York Fashion Week, and putting the finishing touches on her new album – only added fuel to the fire when she took to Instagram earlier this week to show off ‘bat-mobile’ inspired fashion.

Just last night as she aligned with fellow stars for her annual Diamond Ball (click here to read more), the Grammy winner was quizzed by our friends at ET Online about her involvement in the Matt Reeves-directed movie.  Hear her response inside:


Evelyn Lozada‘s use of racist language and tropes to attack two of her ‘Basketball Wives‘ co-stars has thrown her brand into deep, dark and dangerous waters.

Now, over 10,000 people have signed petitions launched to urge VH1 to remove her from the series.

Full story below…


Nicki Minaj isn’t the only musician calling for an end to online bullying.

Jesy Nelson, one member of the brilliant girl group Little Mix, is speaking up and out about her experiences in the music industry and how vile abuse launched at her by cowards online drove her into a deep sadness and stifling depression.

The star teamed up with the BBC to create a show named ‘Odd One Out’ which sees her bare all on what happened when she became a member of the group (formed by Kelly Rowland) and was thrust into the public eye.

Today, she is a survivor.

Jesy’s story below…