After years of waiting, the cast of ‘Girlfriends’ are back…with a twist!

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The brilliantly talented actress Paula Jai Parker has often found herself forced to fight against many of the injustices Hollywood throws at black actresses.

Now, she is baring all on her experiences in the business and why the hit show ‘Hollywood Divas’ served up just as much drama behind the scenes as it did on-screen.

What she reveals will stun you.

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Tiffany Haddish keeps the funny coming in her latest film ‘Like A Boss.’

The comedienne is joined by Rose Byrne in the flick, which sees them star as best friends (Mel and Mia) who run a cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up.

Drama ensues when they realise they’re knee-deep in financial peril and a tempting buyout from ruthless cosmetics giant Claire Luna (played by Salma Hayek) places their lifelong friendship and business jeopardy.

Head below to check out the first look trailer for the movie, which also stars Billy Porter, Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, and more below…

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Jennifer Lopez is undeniably the hardest working woman in show business.

Shortly after wrapping season 3 of her hit NBC reality competition series, ‘World of Dance,’ the diva jetted across America on the wildly successful ‘It’s My Party’ tour.   Upon its completion she hopped right into promo mode for the highly-anticipated flick, ‘Hustlers’ (in theaters September 13). Tackling radio, Web, and television, Lopez has left no stone unturned as she’s visited ‘Good Morning,’ ‘Michael, Sara, & Keke’ to Buzzfeed, ‘Variety,’ and more in the movie’s support.

Most recently blitzing through her hometown of New York City to dish on the Lorene Scafaria-directed female empowerment film, the 50-year-old was reduced to tears as hosts praised her performance.  In addition to addressing the overwhelmingly positive reviews, she responded to rumors of Oscar buzz and those pesky Super Bowl 2020 murmurs (which she only heightened with her recent NFL endorsement seen here).

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Those already having a hard time letting go of FOX’s game-changing hit series, ‘Empire,’ as it takes its final bow were dealt yet another crushing blow when its star Terrence Howard announced he is set to retire from acting.

Ahead of the premiere of the show’s sixth and final season (September 24), Howard and his fellow Academy Award-nominated co-star Taraji P. Henson have been blazing the promo trail in its support.  Dishing on everything from the close of the “Cookie & Luscious” love story to life without Jussie Smollett on set, the duo were very open with the press about the negativity that’s plagued the Lee Daniels-helmed show over the last year.

Later, when quizzed by our friends at ExtraTV on what’s next for him given his already storied career that’s delved into film, television, Broadway, and music, the 50-year-old dropped a bombshell.

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The talkshow sphere is undeniably crowded. However, it seems like it’s making room for two new names on bloc.

For, both Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall are off to ratings wins with their freshman shows.

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Nine lucky cities will host media mogul Oprah Winfrey on her first tour in five years.

Sponsored by Weight Watchers, the ‘Oprah’s 2020 Vision:  Your Life in Focus’ arena tour is set for a January 4 kick off and is scheduled to touch down in U.S. hot spots Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and more.  Winfrey took to press to discuss the inspiration behind the venture:

 

“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life — focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” she said in a statement. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph — beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020!”

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December 20 marks the date the star-studded film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber‘s Broadway classic ‘Cats’ pounces into a theater near you.

Starring Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, and many more familiar names, fans of any of the aforementioned can expect to see much of them in the coming months hitting the promo trail in support of the Tom Hooper-directed flick.

The latest in a string of visuals to that point comes in the form of a behind the scenes teaser released Monday (September 9).  Highlighting the fancy feline footwork of the film’s stars, the clip shows the work that went into conditioning the actors for their portrayals of cats.

 

Castmate Corden echoed the sentiment:

“You’re gonna take a load of people, and they’re going to pretend to be cats,” he says in the new teaser. “Like, if you just say it out loud, it’s bonkers. But that’s where the most fun happens, really.”

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Wendy Williams has built a colossal career on being candid and she’s not backtracking now that her own personal life is in the spotlight.

Currently on the cusp of the 11th season of her hit talkshow, the media maven stopped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to chop it up with host Andy Cohen.

With both being straight shooters, the show made for great TV.

Williams was quizzed on a laundry list of topics including her divorce, the woman ex husband cheated with, her new life on the singles market, her upcoming biopic, repairing damaged relationships, and more. All of which she addressed head-on.

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Ava DuVernay‘s ‘When They See Us’ took viewers on an emotional roller coaster upon its release back in May.

The four-part Netflix production told the true story of the Central Park Five, a group of young Black and Latino youth wrong accused, convicted, and imprisoned for a sexual assault crime they did not commit.

And while they were eventually vindicated, it’s been projects such as ‘When They See Us’ that is giving their innocence the volume it so very much deserves.

The Emmy committee clearly agree, for they rewarded the special with 11 nominations.

Ahead of the September 22nd ceremony, Jharrel Jerome (whose portrayal of Korey Wise earned him a nom for Outstanding Lead Actor), stopped by Hot 97 to discuss the impact of the series.

Check out his interview with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez below

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Melanin magic was celebrated in a major way at BET Black Girls Rock 2019!

This year’s ceremony took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and saw the likes of Angela Bassett, Ciara, and Regina King honored for their incredible achievements.

That Grape Juice was in the house and caught up with Bassett ahead of her roof raising acceptance speech, as well as Brandy, Remy Ma, ‘Greenleaf‘s Merle Dandridge, and more.

Watch above as they open up about what being a Black girl who rocks means to them.

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Malik Yoba has been the center of many-a-hot-debate over the week since speaking out about his attraction to all women, including transgendered women (click here to read).

While fielding some criticism and homophobic jokes, the overwhelming commentary around Yoba’s admission has been positive as he was applauded for his bravery – especially as a man of color – for making such an announcement.  However, just days after the ‘New York Undercover’ star’s confession, a Facebook post made by a transgender woman named Mariah Lopez Ebony went viral after she alleged the now-51-year-old actor paid to have sex with her 20 years ago.

The issue?  She was only 13-years-old at the time. Details below:

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