Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Tiffany Haddish made the big chop live on Instagram and she unpacks why after the jump…


Kanye West made headlines this week when the world learned that his company Yeezy received between $2 million and $5 million from a Donald Trump-approved program which was supposed to help small businesses struck by the global health crisis.

Today he has announced that he wants little to do with the controversial world leader….and revealed that he isn’t a fan of Planned Parenthood.

Find out why below…


Melvin Gregg is to star in a new TV drama from the makers of ‘Big Little Lies’.

Meet ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ below…


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BBC Radio 1 has joined Beyonce‘s ‘Black Parade’.

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Another show bites the dust. And this time it’s Camila Cabello‘s ‘Romance Tour.’

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Sadness, wailing, and gnashing of teeth couldn’t be further from the actions of Twitter celebrants who recently learned Mary Kay Letourneau, convicted child rapist, has died of cancer.

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Kevin Hart is ready to bring the laughs via his forthcoming venture with Quibi.

Teaming with the streaming newcomers for their ‘Film in Chapters’ series, the funnyman has unveiled a sneak peek at his project, ‘Die Hart’ – a spoof on his dream to ditch comedy to become an action star.

Co-starring John Travolta, the July 20-due flick will unveil new chapters every weekday before coming to a close July 29.

Look inside for the official trailer:


As we reported here, the 2020 Essence Fest – which originally boasted Pop megastars Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars as headliners – was cancelled due to the global health crisis.

However, much like with the BET Awards, the event’s organizers still assembled some of Black music’s best and brightest to carry the show forward virtually.

Creating a cultural event that featured musical performances, entertainment, and empowerment series, this year’s fest featured names like Patti Labelle, Ledisi, India.Arie, PJ Morton, Tamela Mann, The Clark Sisters, Erica Campbell, Kierra Sheard, and many more.

Have you missed any of the action from the last two weekends? No worries; we’ve got you covered.


Though recent years have seen him lean more to the side of ally on Black issues, CNN anchor Don Lemon is no stranger to criticism for his sometimes controversial commentary on racial politics – often finding his views opposed to that of the Black majority.

For that reason (and a few others), Lemon is back in the hot seat for trying to school actor Terry Crews on the true meaning of Black Lives Matter.  Fans of Crews know he has been under fire in recent weeks for criticizing the movement (as we reported here).

Yet, when the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star took to ‘CNN Tonight’ Monday (July 6) to double down on his BLM stance, Lemon used the opportunity to educate him on why it was problematic.  The result?  The two engaged in a heated exchange that led both of them to being roasted on Twitter.

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Donald J. Trump‘s niece Mary Trump has a story to tell.

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As a Memphis native, Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is no stranger to seeing statues constructed in commemoration of Confederate soldiers.

Now, as those very monuments are being pointed to as painful reminders of America’s dark past of slavery and racial inequality, activists the world over are calling for their removal.  On Monday (July 6), Timberlake added his name to the list of people calling for their elimination.

Taking to Instagram, the GRAMMY winner stated:

“There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the U.S.,” Timberlake said. “More than half are in the South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of Confederate leaders and slave owners.”

That’s not all he said. Look inside to read his encouraging commentary:


Not even a month after scoring their first top 40 hit courtesy of their assistant role on Lady Gaga‘s ‘Sour Candy’ (found aboard her latest chart-topping album, ‘Chromatica’), BLACKPINK circles back to make history as leaders.

It’s pretty clear their legion of dedicated fans are liking their new single, ‘How You Like That,’ as the tune has made a handsome #33 premiere on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.  The debut not only comes as the highest rung reached of their career, but also the highest for any K-Pop girl group to date.  What’s more, the song is the first top 40 entry for any girl group since Fifth Harmony last visited with 2016’s ‘All In My Head.’  

That’s not the only history-making feat accomplished by the ladies this week, however.

Look inside for more and see who joins them in the top 40 on this week’s ‘Chart Check: Hot 100’ edition: