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12 Years a Slave, brian tyree henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Entertainment, Film, Steve McQueen, Steve McQueen interview, TheGrio Originals, Viola Davis, widows -

Steve McQueen is ready to reveal his latest project, WIDOWS to the word after much anticipation for the flick that stars Viola Davis, Brian Tyree Henry, and Daniel Kaluuya among others. The Academy Award-winning director of 12 Years a Slave sat down with TheGrio to discuss his approach to the movie that offers so much […]

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The highly-anticipated film, Green Book hits theaters today and shines a light on the legacy of Dr. Don Shirley. Mahershala Ali portrays the legendary musician in the flick that also stars Viggo Mortensen and we’re guessing both of their performances will garner major Oscar buzz. Mahershala Ali calls Viggo Mortensen a good partner, accepts apology […]

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  When Oprah Winfrey agreed to be the special guest at the University of Massachusetts’ Chancellor Speaker Series on Thursday, no one knew she would be making such a huge contribution. She did just that when she surprised the school by matching the $1.5 million the event raised for the UMass Lowell Scholarships. “I was so […]

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Beyoncé is taking a stand for the #MeToo movement by severing ties with Topshop owner, Sir Phillip Green after allegations of racism and sexual harassment.

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  Nelly has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit filed under Jane Doe and he’s speaking out against her claims. The St. Louis-based rapper issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and slamming his accuser for going after his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, who is also named in the lawsuit. “I’ve been quiet for […]

The post Nelly slams new sexual assault claims against him: “These baseless allegations hurt more than just me” appeared first on theGrio.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj may get another shot at a re-trial after his rape conviction because an alternate juror is making claims of misconduct.

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Tiffany Haddish has teamed up with Lawry's seasoning to help people add a little flavor to their holiday dishes.

The post Tiffany Haddish teams up with Lawry for a spicy, new project just in time for the holidays appeared first on theGrio.

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Al B. Sure, Entertainment, Film, Kim Porter, Kim Porter and Diddy, Kim Porter children, Kim Porter facts, Music, News, Quincy Brown, Sean Combs, Star, Television -

The entertainment world is reeling from the shocking news that Kim Porter has died at age 47. The former model and actress and mother of four children led a fascinating life and will certainly be missed. TRAGIC: Kim Porter, mother of Diddy’s three children, dead at 47 Here are 5 things to know about Kim […]

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Fans were stunned and taken aback when Tamar Braxton inexplicably walked off in the middle of her stage play “Redemption of a Dogg.”

The post Fans stunned after Tamar Braxton abruptly disappears in the middle of her stage play with Snoop Dogg appeared first on theGrio.

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2019 Golden Globes Ambassador, Entertainment, Film, Idris Elba, Idris Elba daughter, Isan Elba, News, Sabrina Dhowre, Video -

  Idris Elba isn’t the only member of his family with something to celebrate. His 16-year-old daughter, Isan Elba, has been named the 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador. HFPS President Meher Tatna made the announcement at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “She’s a big fan of film, fashion, and beauty and is also […]

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Featured, Kim Porter, Kim Porter dead, Music, News, P Diddy, Quincy Taylor Brown, Sean Combs, Star, Video -

  Kim Porter has died at the age of 47. The former model and actress who shared three children with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was confirmed dead by her rep on Thursday. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” the rep told PageSix.  According […]

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Michelle Obama is looking absolutely gorgeous, styled in a white suit giving us serious Olivia Pope vibes, as the icon handles her business and graces the December/January cover of Essence magazine. The beloved former first lady opens up about her reign in the White House with her husband Barack Obama and how the two survived his challenging two […]

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Actress Zoe Kravitz doesn’t respond kindly to being forcibly “attacked” by someone giving a non-consensual kiss, even if that person is pop star Lily Allen. Monday, Kravitz appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, alongside her Fantastic Beasts co-star Eddie Redmayne. During a Q&A with fans, a viewer asked Kravitz, 29, if Allen, 33, had given her a […]

The post Zoe Kravitz blasts Lily Allen for kiss ‘attack’ after night of partying in 2014 appeared first on theGrio.

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Troubled rapper Young Thug has been released from prison after he failed a drug test and spent a “traumatic” six days in a DeKalb County Jail refusing to eat food, his attorney said. Thug, who was born, Jeffery Williams, faces serious consequences after failing a court-ordered drug test, something he had to do after a September 2017 […]

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Ellen DeGeneres brought her hijinks to Costco along with the Former first lady Michelle Obama who played along as she surprised fans with her presence and signed copies of her New York Times bestselling memoir Becoming, PEOPLE reports.   “Oh look, it’s the first time I’ve seen my book in a store!” Obama excitedly said as the two made their way crisscrossing through […]

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  You would think Matt Barnes would be celebrating his recent win against his ex, Gloria Govan but it looks like he’s still full of anger despite being awarded sole custody of the twin sons he shares with her. The former NBA star stepped into a shade storm when he commented on a story from […]

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It’s almost time for Steve MCQueen’s highly-anticipated film, WIDOWS to hit theaters and we caught up with the film’s stars to find out why they were attracted to the project.  In it, Viola Davis stars  as Veronica, a woman who has to deal with the unexpected loss of her husband (Liam Neeson) and the mess he […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis on ‘WIDOWS’ role: “I would like people to see me” appeared first on theGrio.

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  Despite all of the allegations made against him, it appears that R. Kelly has no intention to pause or delete sexually-charged antics from his performances. This week, video emerged of the R&b crooner encouraging eager fans in the front row to towel off his sweat and grab his crotch during a performance Saturday in […]

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  Asking Chrissy Teigen if she likes President Trump is like asking a toddler to eat their spinach. It will never turn out well. Teigen has made no secret about just how much she loathes Donald Trump, so much so that the man who uses Twitter as his weapon to destroy people online blocked the model so he […]

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Chloe and Halle Bailey came back home to Atlanta for a college tour of sorts to promote the upcoming season of Grown-ish where they play twin sisters in the Yara Shahidi hemmed spin-off of the hit show Black-ish.  The songstresses whose angelic voices caught the ear of the Queen Bee herself Beyoncé  and earned them a record deal, are making major moves on-screen, stealing scenes as […]

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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) just announced its 2019 Special Achievement Awards recipients. The organization that will celebrate its tenth annual Awards Gala in February has selected some of the film industry’s brightest stars to receive their coveted award this year: Tendo Nagenda is the Vice President of Original Films at Netflix and has […]

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Entertainment, Love & Marriage: Huntsville, News, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, OWN, Television, TheGrio Originals -

OWN is ready to roll out a brand new reality series, Love & Marriage: Huntsville and we’ve got the exclusive sneak peek of the show that’s sure to cause a stir in the Deep South. The unscripted series follows three successful couples who come together to revitalize Huntsville, Alabama through their joint real estate venture – The […]

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#StrongBlackLead, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Entertainment, John Legend, Music, Netflix, Rhythm + Flow, T.I., Television, Video -

  Just when we thought every form of music competition series had been done to death, Netflix has announced plans to launch its first one next year and the streaming service has enlisted some heavy-hitters to find new talent. Chance the Rapper, T.I., and Cardi B have signed on to be the main judges for […]

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  Kevin Hart may be best known for his stand-up comedy skills and his blockbuster films, but the actor/comedian is ready to take over the small screen as well. According to Variety, the funny man is set to co-produce a family-friendly comedy series for ABC entitled Don’t Call It a Comeback and is teaming up […]

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We can’t wait for all the laughs in store from Amanda Seales, who scored her own comedy special on HBO. The Insecure star will debut her hour-long stand-up special on the network early next year and she already has the title picked out. The special will be called I Be Knowin’ and according to the […]

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Celine Dion, Celinununu, Entertainment, News, Police Brutality -

Police brutality is nothing to make light of, yet for some reason musical icon Celine Dion, thinks its fitting to use it as a gimmick to help her sell children's clothes.

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Cynthia Bailey, Entertainment, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Music, Nene Leakes, New Edition, Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, RHOA Season 11, Ronnie Devoe, Shamari Devoe, Shamari DeVoe interview, Television, TheGrio Originals -

Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has already aired two episodes and we have yet to see Shamari DeVoe make her big debut. Fortunately for fans of the hit reality series who are craving some new energy, the wait is almost over and the newest member of the cast will finally get some […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Shamari DeVoe not worried about shade from ‘RHOA’ costars: “It is what it is” appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Kandi Burrus baby, Kandi Burrus surrogate, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Music, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, Television, Todd Tucker -

Several of our favorite ladies on Real Housewives of Atlanta have invited viewers along on their quest for motherhood and Kandi Burrus is the latest cast member with babes on the brain. A few seasons back, we watch Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker prepare for the arrival of their baby boy, Ace and now […]

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Atlanta, brian tyree henry, Brian Tyree Henry interview, Entertainment, Film, If Beale Street Could Talk, Television, widows -

Brian Tyree Henry has already hit it big in Tinseltown with his Emmy-nominated role on FX’s hit series, Atlanta but he’s about to go full-on superstar. The actor has several big roles in films (including Steve McQueen‘s Widows) that haven’t been released and we have a feeling he’s the one Hollywood will be buzzing about […]

The post 5 fascinating facts we learned about Brian Tyree Henry appeared first on theGrio.

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  Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk […]

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