Janelle Monae.

Gabourey Sidibe.

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This Friday brings with it the UK release of ‘Harriet’ starring Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winner Cynthia Erivo.

Ahead of its arrival, this week That Grape Juice gave a select few the chance to see the hotly anticipated biopic early at our exclusive pre-release screening.

Hosted in partnership with Universal Pictures, the Central London event saw our guests become some of the first in the country to see Erivo shine as activist Harriet Tubman in the production, which also stars Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr.

Jacqueline Shepherd oversaw the evening as host; while invitees were treated to drinks and nibbles courtesy of Crumb Coat UK. They also took home goodie bags featuring must-haves from Palmers UK, OffBlak, Red Red Stews, Indie Bay, Ombar Chocolate, Bells & Whistles, OluOlu, Virtue Drinks, and Well & Truly.

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Idris Elba is to lead a Netflix movie designed to shed light on the hidden stories of black people who lived in the Wild West.

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Jussie Smollett is fighting back.

The ‘Empire’ actor found himself at the center of one of the year’s most shocking stories; a story which saw him initially deemed the victim (after an alleged hate attack) only to himself become the suspect of criminal behavior.

The latter saw Smollett charged with orchestrating the entire attack and paying off  brothers Abimbola Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo to stage a beatdown.

And yet in a dramatic twist, the criminal case collapsed in the preliminary phase and the 36-year-old looked to be off the hook. That is until the City of Chicago filed suit against him demanding he pay back the $130,000 to recoup the cost of the investigation.

Now, Smollett – who has always maintained his innocence – is retaliating.

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Well, that was fast!

Not even two months after its debut, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ hit such a high note with viewers the syndicated talk series has already been renewed for a season 2.

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Kevin Hart is pressing play on a new Netflix project.

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Lupita Nyong’o has stepped away from a movie she was set to star in.

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Kristen Scott would like to give fans more insight into the truth behind the ‘Basketball Wives’ empire and why she hopes to reach a place of peace with OG Chijindu.

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Towanda Braxton is fighting claims that she has been engaged in fraudulent activity.

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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 4 / season 12?

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Lupita Nyong’o hopes that the celebration of minorities in Hollywood is far more than a trend.

Speaking at the Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable the Oscar winner revealed that she hopes that the business will still be interested in opening its doors to fresh faces and new stories once the trend is over.

Her dream? That diversity will be the norm.

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‘Trolls World Tour’ is coming to a city near you on April 17, 2020!

After seeing its 2016 predecessor, ‘Trolls,’ gross a whopping $340 million worldwide, ‘World Tour’ is looking to exceed that figure by bringing on even more musical movers and shakers into the mix.  Already bursting with voiceovers from talents Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendricks, and James Corden (who all return to portray their characters from the first film), part 2 will see contributions from Grammy winners Kelly Clarkson, Chance the Rapper, and more.

Directed by Walt Dohrn (who also helmed part 1), look inside to see the second trailer for the highly anticipated the DreamWorks and Universal Pictures project.

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