Ryan Destiny hopes to inspire her Hollywood sisters with a moving open letter penned this week.
Amber Riley wants to keep the focus on what’s important and not get sidetracked by drama.
If you thought otherwise, you should definitely check out her recent interview on ‘Real Quick with Danielle Young.’ There, she dished on her extensive involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement – which has included protesting and drumming up awareness via social media.
However, when the 34-year-old was quizzed on the reports that brand her former ‘Glee’ co-star Lea Michele “racist,” she quickly shut down the conversation to redirect it to BLM. Of course, not without saying just enough to have tongues wagging.
See it inside:
Gabrielle Union is taking action!
A week after officially breaking her silence about the ‘toxic work environment’ at her former gig, ‘America’s Got Talent’ (as we reported here) the actress is moving forward with a formal complaint against the show’s producers.
‘Clarissa Explains It All’ star Melissa Joan Hart has got some explaining to do herself after she posted a photo to Instagram some are deeming ‘tone deaf’ in light of the heightened conversations around racial privilege and cultural sensitivity.
Taking to the platform Monday (June 1), Hart posted a still photo from the 1935 film ‘The Little Colonel’ to celebrate diversity on screen. The problem? The focal Black character in the movie, Mr. Bojangles, has long been pointed to as representative of a problematic trope in African American film history (namely due to the limitations of roles available to actors of color during the time period).
Regardless, the TV actress is learning the hard way about racial insensitivity. See what we mean inside:
A week after slamming racists in the wake of the death of George Floyd (as we reported here), ‘Star Wars’ star John Boyega took his action to the streets of London Wednesday (June 3) to remind protestors just how much Black lives matter.
“Black lives have always mattered,” said the 28-year-old actor. “We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting.”
An impassion plea for change and racial equality, look inside to hear the speech that has the world talking:
A week after taking to Twitter to lend an apology after a resurfaced ‘SNL’ comedy sketch that saw him portray fellow comedian Chris Rock while donning blackface went viral again (as we reported here), ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon is using his current platform to ensure fans know his true stance on the offensive matter.
As conversations ignited around race are at the forefront in America at the moment, Fallon used Monday night’s episode (June 1) to discuss the controversy surrounding the ‘SNL’ clip and social injustice overall (i.e. ongoing protests against racial inequality, police brutality, and more).
Opting to skip his usual comedic monologue, the EMMY-nominated late night talk show host tapped guests Don Lemon and NAACP President Derrick Johnson to have an emotional yet open discussion about the topic.
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‘Legendary’ strut its way on to HBO Max and is creating all sorts of buzz.
An unscripted ballroom reality show, the series follows competing vogue teams showcasing their moves and fashion for a panel of judges including Law Roach, ballroom legend Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Executive produced by David Collins, Rob Eric and Michael Williams alongside Scout Productions, check out the first FULL episode of the high octane dance series right here on That Grape Juice.
‘Insecure’ is back for its fourth season and already has us hooked!
The HBO comedy has struck a chord with millions thanks to its wonderfully witty and immersive take on the story of two friends – Issa and Molly.
Anchored by Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, the series is set in Los Angeles and follows the ladies as the navigate love, life, and all else in between.
Episode 9 of season 4 airs this Sunday. Peep a preview for ‘Lowkey Trying’ below…