Despite garnering a whopping 16 nominations at the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this year, Ava DuVernay‘s Netflix miniseries – ‘When They See Us’ – received no recognition from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association when the organization announced the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes on Monday (December 9).

The film, which tells the true story of five African American teens wrongfully convicted of the rape and assault of a jogger in New York’s Central Park in the late 80’s, was lauded by viewers and critics alike for its gripping content and outstanding acting. Now, thanks to the apparently none-too-impressed Golden Globes committee’s omission of the title from their list of nods, many are taking to social media to express their disappointment for its absence and the overall lack of racial diversity among this year’s class of nominees.

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The nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards have been announced – and it’s good news for the likes of Beyonce, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, and Billy Porter

As some of Hollywood’s most notable names, they have racked up noms for their efforts in titles including ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Harriet,’ ‘Hustlers,’ ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ and ‘Pose.’ 

Find out below who’s up for what at the 77th annual spectacle, which airs  live on January 5th 2020 on NBC.

The full nominations list awaits after the jump…

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Beyonce is back and has staged a takeover of ELLE Magazine!

Queen Bey has taken residence a-front of all issues of the publication’s January 2020 edition – US, UK, Canada, and beyond.

The spread, lensed by longtime friend Melina Matsoukas, arrives in tandem with the announcement of Ivy Park x Adidas‘ release date.

Beyond rocking the line, music’s reigning royal took part in a unique interview comprised of social media questions.

And no, it’s not comprised of generic “what are your favorite color” probes.

Instead, she seizes the feature to waxe honest about motherhood, miscarriages, private hardships, weight, and pregnancy rumors. She also touches on promo and the whereabouts of some of your favorite tour DVDs.

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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is back and blazing for its 12th season. And despite over a decade on-air, the Bravo smash is losing none of its scorching steam.

Already delivering on its promise of shady twists and turns, the latest instalment of the ensemble title is proving a must-see.

Want to know what Nene, Kandi, Porsha Cynthia, Eva and the returning Kenya will be serving up on episode 7 / season 12?

Watch a sneak peek below to find out out below…

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‘Commander’ singer Kelly Rowland commanded yet another solid viewing audience for Lifetime, this time courtesy of her starring role in the holiday film, ‘Merry Liddle Christmas.’

Airing last Saturday, the movie – loosely based on a true story from one of the Grammy-winner’s past Christmas hosting experiences gone wrong – tells the story of a successful single tech entrepreneur [portrayed by Rowland] who hosts her dysfunctional family in her new home over the holiday.

Executive produced by Kelly and husband Tim Weatherspoon, ‘Christmas’ went to ratings battle against the likes of highly anticipated Hallmark holiday films, “must see” college football, and more on November 30.

Curious to see how it fared? Look inside:

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Shaunie O’Neal is stepping up to defend herself against the ‘Basketball Wives‘ production insider who leaked information about the future of the show to the reputable blind items website ‘Crazy Days and Nights.’

The business woman’s response?

Wait and see.

Full story below…

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OG Chijindu is ready to talk.

Weeks after ‘Basketball Wives’ latest reunion aired, the Nigerian athlete has given her first interview about the ongoing featurism and colourism scandal the show is facing.

In it, she holds nothing back and revealed that fans only got to see a tiny piece of the abuse she endured because scenes which saw her cast mates antagonise her by comparing her to animals were omitted to protect the interests of Shaunie O’Neal and her posse.

Watch below….

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More often than not, the term “reality star” is thrown too generously. However, few can deny how bright Joseline Hernandez shone during her stint on ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.’

Indeed, her no nonsense persona and feisty funny proved crucial in putting show on the map and, for many, establishing it as the premier series in the franchise.

Yet, a fallout with creator Mona Scott Young saw Hernandez depart the VH1 staple.

Now, however, it seems the drama may be in rearview. Because word is that the Puerto Rican Princess may be set for a grand return.

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What do you when you discover that your mother isn’t really your mother.

That is the question the teenager Kamiyah Mobley was forced to face when she learned that the woman she believed was her mother had stolen her from her real parents when she was a few days old.

This year, her story is brought to cinematic life by Niecy Nash and Robin Roberts.

The movie’s name?’

‘Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story.’

A trailer awaits below…

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Shaunie O’Neal‘s supposed mishandling of the ‘Basketball Wives’ TV empire has given VH1 cause to pause.

Full report below…

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Issa Rae is readying a new drama set to soar into action in 2020!

Learn about ‘Perfect Strangers’ below…

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Veteran actor Billy Dee Williams earned praise aplenty last week when excerpts from an interview with ‘Esquire’ magazine suggested the 82-year-old identified as gender fluid.

“I never tried to be anything except myself,” he shared with the men’s mag. “I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously. You see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine.”

Yet, while the applause rang in, some detractors of the enduring heartthrob criticized his decision to go public with statements perceived to be “coming out.”  The hoop-la finally encouraged Williams to clarify his statement on the matter.

Taking to our friends at ‘The Undefeated,’ look inside to see just what he said:

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