Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon have linked creative arms to release a brand new project named ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’

Hulu will release the series after winning an intense bidding war which saw them go head to head with some of the biggest names in the streaming arena and is based on Celeste Ng’s book of the same name.

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The good news cloud just keeps raining on fans of R&B songstress/reality television maven Tamar Braxton.

After ending 2018 with news she was readying a new reality TV venture without her highly successful run alongside the Braxton sisters on WeTV’s ‘Braxton Family Values,’ the singer-songwriter kicked 2019 into high gear by making history as the first African American winner of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (click here to read more) and also announcing – despite her prior reports of ‘retiring’ from the music industry – that she was readying new music.

While her followers, affectionately called #Tamartians, have kept their ears and eyes peeled for news regarding her Steve Harvey-sanctioned talk show, she’s gone on record to confirm the show is not happening.  Never fear, however, as the 42-year-old’s not bouncing back with one, but two new projects coming to screens near you…and soon.

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‘When They See Us’ – Netflix’s gripping four part miniseries recounting the infamous wrongful conviction of the ‘Central Park Five’ (in relation to 1989’s Central Park jogger case) – easily rings as one of the streaming giant’s most talked about shows ever.

Created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay, the project – which stars Niecy Nash, Jharrel Jerome, Michael K. Williams, and many more – premiered on May 31st and has been a constant conversation piece on social media since.  Earning weigh-ins from celebrities and even prosecutors, lawyers, and other figures involved with the case, its reception has not only been met with critical acclaim for its vivid storytelling but also for shedding light on social and legal injustice.

Historically, Netflix has been mum about releasing ratings figures related to its showings, but a recent Twitter post suggests the viewership number is staggering.  Details inside:

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When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From 3 hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs – as depicted on new Netflix series,‘Family Reunion’ – promises real, relatable, memorable, toe tapping, heart stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments.

With a cast led by Emmy-winning screen legend Loretta Devine, familiar faces Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Richard Roundtree, Anthony Alabi, and more fill out ‘Family Reunion’s the star-studded roster.

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As cult shows go, few can rival the resonance of ‘The Boondocks.’

First broadcast in 2006, Aaron McGruder‘s Adult Swim animation proved an immediate hit and served as a Pop culture provocateur; indeed, it sparked just as much debate as it did laughter. The show is also renown for foreshadowing much what would take place in the socio-political landscape.

Naturally, said traits saw the series court ample controversy; resulting in a three year gap between its third and fourth seasons and the absence of its creator McGruder for the latter.

Boondocks fans rejoice, though! Because five years after it last aired, it’s been confirmed that the show is being rebooted!

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Samuel L. Jackson extends the ‘Shaft’ story this year and made his way to ‘The Breakfast Club’ to discuss the latest chapter with hosts Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God.

There, he also spoke openly about his battle with drugs (which he won fortunately) as well as the life lessons he acquired as he became one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors.

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The Spice Girls are currently thrilling audiences on their ‘Spice World 2019 Tour’ and they’re now gearing up to once again spread Girl Power across the big screen.

And, unlike their current trek, all five members of the group are on-board for the project.

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Amidst an ongoing backlash that’s seen her resign from the boards of colleges and nonprofit organizations as well as being dropped by her publisher, author Linda Fairstein – the former Manhattan District Attorney’s office prosecutor who led the controversy surrounding the Central Park Five case of the late 80’s – is speaking out against Ava DuVernay, the creator of the television special that’s causing the commotion in the 72-year-old’s personal and professional life.

Titled ‘When They See Us,’ the miniseries (which premiered May 31 on Netflix) recounts the reported mishandling of the case’s evidence (or lack thereof) and the impact the unwarranted guilty verdict had on the Central Park Five’s respective lives.  In a new think piece presented in ‘Wall Street Journal,’ Fairstein asserts Duvernay’s depiction of her willfully neglecting key aspects of the investigation that led to the five’s conviction  (as portrayed by embattled actress Felicity Huffman) is defamatory.

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Lil Kim is inviting viewers all aboard her ‘Girls Cruise.’

Set to premiere on July 15th, the VH1 series will see the rap pioneer team up with her friends (‘Lady Marmalade’ collaborator Mya, TLC’s Chilli, Pretty Vee, B. Simone, Tiffany, and Char) for a “glamorous vacation of a lifetime” that’ll provide “sisterhood and self-exploration.”

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Netflix invites Mike Epps to go no holds barred in a stand-up comedy special.

Christened ‘Mike Epps: Only One Mike’ (get it?), the funnyman lets loose like only he can in the hour-long spectacle, which arrives on the streamer on June 25th.

Filmed at Washington’s Constitution Hall, the set sees Epps reflects on the perks and challenges attached to raising four daughters, overcoming childhood dyslexia. and the mysterious infinite wisdom of… old people.

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Oftentimes the entertainment industry sees the names who create, inspire, and execute the spectacle go unsung. However, with a talent and personality as tall as Laurieann Gibson‘s, that couldn’t be further from the case.

First introduced to the millennial masses on MTV’s ‘Making The Band,’ the dynamic, Emmy-nominated choreographer has been a fixture on screens for over 15 years and behind them for even longer.  Now, the “Boom Kack” advocate is bringing her seasoned expertise to the judging table of FOX’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ 16th season.

Ahead of the premiere of tonight’s episode, That Grape Juice caught up with Gibson, who waxed honest about her storied career, the state of dance today, the YouTube takeover, and, of course, what viewers can expect from this season of the hit show.

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