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After 20 years of marriage, longtime actor and president of the He-Man Donald Trump Haters Club, is set to divorce his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower.

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Actresses, Ellen Pompeo, Entertainment, Gabrielle Union, Hollywood, News, Opinion, True Blue -

Recently, Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts all sat down to have a brutally honest discussion about what it’s like to be a woman in television and things got real. This week Net-a-Porter released their latest installment from actress roundtable discussion series, and both Union and the viewing audience seemed pleasantly surprised when Pompeo used […]

The post Gabrielle Union’s reaction to Ellen Pompeo calling out white privilege is a WHOLE mood appeared first on theGrio.

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Film, Hollywood, Jamie Foxx, Movies, Robin Hood -

Set in the Middle Ages, the new Robin Hood film co-stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Little John, a mentor to the man who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. In this retelling of a classic story, we’re getting something we haven’t seen before: real, honest diversity. Plus, we get a well-rounded […]

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Hollywood, Movies, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Social Activism, Taraji P. Henson -

Taraji P. Henson has a voice, and she’s not afraid to use it. The Golden Globe-winning actor made a discovery once she finally joined social media platforms a few years back — she had an audience who was ready to soak up the gems that she was firing off. Henson, a Howard University grad who […]

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CulturePlay, Hollywood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Television, The Cosby Show -

It’s not that the Emmy-nominated Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who can currently be seen as AJ Austin on Fox’s The Resident, doesn’t want to be associated with The Cosby Show. Warner, who portrayed Cliff Huxtable’s son Theo for eight years, has walked a slender line about the man he calls his mentor, Bill Cosby, who was sentenced […]

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Comedy, Entertainment, Hollywood, Kevin Hart, Movies, Night School, Tiffany Haddish -

A busy schedule is nothing new for funnyman Kevin Hart. When Hart is not acting, you can catch him in a city near you polishing off his latest comedy special. If not on tour, he’s writing books, inking deals and overseeing his own production company while being a husband and father of three. Right now, […]

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Black Hollywod, Entertainment, Featured, Hollywood, Nappily Ever After, Sanaa Lathan, Top Stories -

Many Netflix users would agree that one of the best movies to watch on the streaming service this weekend includes Nappily Ever After starring the marvelous Sanaa Lathan. READ MORE: REVIEW: 5 times Nappily Ev’er After’ proved a Black woman’s struggle is real AF  The actress sparked conversation among Black women about the natural hair movement […]

The post Sanaa Lathan reveals ‘horrible’ treatment by famous Hollywood actresses appeared first on theGrio.

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denzel washington, eddie king jr, hollywood, kenan ivory wayans, robert townsend, the five heartbeats, whitney houston -

On Monday night, I went to check out the documentary dedicated to the creation of the classic Robert Townsend movie The Five Heartbeats. Full disclosure: The Five Heartbeats is my second-favorite movie of all time. Coming to America currently occupies that No. 1 slot, but it’s really more like 1 and 1a.

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Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood, Jon M. Chu, Ken Jeong, Movies -

1993. The year Jurassic Park, the first film in the original trilogy, came out. That’s the last time a major Hollywood studio released a movie with an all Asian-American cast. There hasn’t been a big-budget movie starring Asian-Americans, based in contemporary times, doing non-martial arts things since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago. Think […]

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Black Sports Agents, Black Women, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Taraji P. Henson -

ATLANTA — At Porsche Cars North America’s new $100 million headquarters — at the northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — some of the luxury sports car manufacturer’s interiors have been converted into a big-deal sports agency. There’s an adjacent high-speed test track, an off-road course and a gallery of classic Porsches. There’s a virtual […]

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Ballers, BlacKKKlansman, Denzel Washington, Film, HBO, Hollywood, John David Washingtton, Morehouse, Movies, Spike Lee, Television -

John David Washington’s master plan was not football. Football was the escape. He fell in love with acting when he was 5 years old. He was watching his father pace as he was running through lines from Richard III for a Shakespeare in the Park performance. “When we were walking the streets,” said Washington, 34, […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Film, Glamour, Hollywood, Sexual Assault, Tiffany Haddish, Video -

  Tiffany Haddish typically has fans laughing at her antics and interview but in a new conversation with Glamour magazine, the Girls Trip breakout star opens up about the harrowing details of a sexual assault. In a candid new cover interview with Glamour, Haddish dishes about building her Hollywood empire, those wild who-bit-Beyoncé theories and being raped […]

The post Tiffany Haddish reveals she was raped at age 17 by police cadet ‘That experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Channing Tatum, Cleveland Cavaliers, Documentary, Hollywood, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, NBA, SpringHill Entertainment, YouTube -

In a move that wasn’t exactly a secret, it was announced on Sunday evening that the NBA’s biggest star would be taking his talents to Hollywood. Yes, it’s the hope of the Los Angeles Lakers organization that he help shepherd the franchise into a championship team again — but LeBron James clearly has his eyes […]

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Black History, Comedy, Eddie Murphy, Hollywood, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, N.W.A -

June 29 marks the 30th anniversary of Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. Murphy was the biggest movie star of the ‘80s and, as his idol Richard Pryor did in the 1970s, Murphy completely revolutionized comedy. His decade-long run was nothing short of preposterous: Not only was he a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1980-84), […]

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Entertainment, Hollywood, Love And Hip Hop, Masika, Masika Kalysha -

Such a pretty little thing wearing @prettylittlething swipe A post shared by Masika […]

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Hollywood, Kyrie Irving, Lisa Leslie, Movies, Nate Robinson, NBA, Reggie Miller, Uncle Drew -

Uncle Drew? It features Kyrie Irving’s dream cast. The Boston Celtics All-Star was thrilled to work alongside, and play with and against, some of his hoops heroes. “Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie, Shaq and C. Webb … those four legends, they embody different historical moments in the league,” Irving told The Undefeated. “They’ve evolved in the […]

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CulturePlay, Hollywood, Justice Smith, Movies, Pokemon, Viola Davis -

He hasn’t been in the acting game for long, but Justice Smith has made an early mark. You must’ve seen him onscreen already — perhaps as Radar, a high schooler completely embarrassed by his parents’ extensive collection of black Santa memorabilia, in the 2015 film Paper Towns, which was inspired by the John Green novel […]

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Boston Celtics, Chris Webber, Hollywood, Kyrie Irving, Lisa Leslie, Movies, Nate Robinson, NBA, Reggie Miller, Uncle Drew -

Kyrie Irving is not a one-and-done. Not in Hollywood, anyway. His first take at a starring role in a movie comes soon with Uncle Drew, a full-length feature film based on the insanely viral internet shorts that he’s been doing since 2012 as part of a Pepsi campaign. The Celtics All-Star point guard filmed the […]

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Family, Father's Day, Hollywood, James Avery, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana Ali, Television, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith -

First things first rest in peace Uncle Phil / For real, you the only father that I ever knew … — J. Cole, “No Role Modelz” (2014) Tatyana Ali is fighting back tears, and it’s been nearly half a decade. “James Avery taught me that acting is actually a noble profession, and that there’s great […]

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LOS ANGELES — The Incredibles 2 premiere was a magical place. In addition to guests Wiz Khalifa, Jason George and black-ish star Marcus Scribner, stars of the film — which features Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter — were positioned in the carnival-like atmosphere, where they posed with fans who’ve been waiting […]

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Girls Trip, Hollywood, Kofi Siriboe, Oprah Winfrey, OWN Network, Queen Sugar, Television -

Kofi Siriboe began displaying his star power first as a model and then by appearing in Ice Cube’s The Longshots (2008), a film about the first girl to play Pop Warner football. He also appeared in 2011’s Disney ensemble Prom, as well as Straight Outta Compton (2015) and MTV’s Awkward. Siriboe’s looks and charm have […]

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Basketball, Black History, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, New York City, Ray Allen, Spike Lee, Stephon Marbury -

This is the second of two stories celebrating the 20-year anniversary of basketball cult classic He Got Game. The first covers the pair of Air Jordan 13s the film made famous. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, it hit theaters on May 1, 1998. “Once,” says Stephon Marbury, matter-of-factly. That’s […]

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Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Don Cheadle, Fantasy Football, Hollywood, Marvel, Movies -

Don Cheadle has nabbed a couple of Screen Actors Guild awards, a couple of Golden Globe awards and an Oscar (as a producer for 2004’s Crash), and he’s been nominated for Emmy awards and an Oscar for his acting work in 2004’s Hotel Rwanda. He even collected a Grammy for the Miles Ahead soundtrack, for […]

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#MeToo, #TimesUp, Entertainment, Hollywood, Sexual Harassment, Thandie Newton, Video -

  Actress Thandie Newton, who revealed in 2013 that she was once sexually abused as a teen by a casting director, says she was excluded from Hollywood’s #TimesUp movement because of her industry status. Newton told the The Daily Telegraph that she was kept out of the movement because she “wasn’t hot enough” and talked about how much that exclusion […]

The post ‘Westworld’ star Thandie Newton says she was left out of #TimesUp appeared first on theGrio.

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Hollywood, Netflix, Orange Is the New Black, Samira Wiley, Television, The Handmaid's Tale -

Growing up in Samira Wiley’s home, you could tell which day of the week it was by which type of shows were on television. If it was Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday — her days — the vibe was MTV, VH1 or BET. On Mondays and Fridays, when her younger brother Joshua ruled the remote control, […]

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Hollywood, Lena Waithe, LGBTQ, Movies, Television -

Before my conversation with Lena Waithe begins, I issue a warning. She is, after all, the creator of Showtime’s excellent The Chi, a fictional series about Chicago’s South Side. “Nothing better ever happen to Papa! I mean it, Lena!” Waithe laughs mightily at my plea to keep the innocent and charismatic Papa free of harm. […]

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CulturePlay, Hollywood, John Boyega, Movies, Star Wars -

He burst onto the scene in 2015 as Finn, the black storm trooper-turned-hero in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, but John Boyega has proved that he won’t be defined by that life-changing role. He’s since demonstrated his versatility in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit and onstage as lead in an adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck […]

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Black Panther, Diversity, Hollywood, Marvel, Movies -

As of today, Marvel’s Black Panther has crossed the billion-dollar box office mark globally. The film is the 16th Walt Disney Studios film to reach this milestone — and it did so in less than a month — and it’s only the fifth Marvel film to achieve this accolade. Other films that have earned this […]

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A Wrinkle In Time, Ava Duvernay, Hollywood, Movies -

“I didn’t pick up a camera until I was 32,” says Ava DuVernay. “So you finally get to pick up a camera and do these things and it’s like, ‘Wow. I get to say something. I get to make something, and people will pay money to sit down and see and consume,’ and it becomes […]

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Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, The Oscars -

  Kobe Bryant could have had his first big Hollywood moment 20 years ago. It was Black Mamba, after all, whom director Spike Lee pegged as Jesus Shuttlesworth in his 1998 film He Got Game. Bryant was all set to play the basketball phenom, the son of Oscar winner Denzel Washington’s incarcerated Jake Shuttlesworth. But […]

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Ava Duvernay, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, The Oscars -

UPDATE— Dear Basketball won the Oscar for Best Animated Short at the 90th Academy Awards. This, quite literally, is a whole new game. But trust that Kobe Bryant is ready to suit up for this next chapter. One of the NBA’s biggest stars officially left the game on April 13, 2016, five months after he […]

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Danai Gurira, Essence Magazine, Hollywood, Lupita Nyong'o, Tessa Thompson, The Oscars, Tiffany Haddish -

  Just about everyone in the space at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel was patting away tears. The General — our general — was in the middle of delivering an impassioned speech about beauty and about how, despite having physical attributes that run contrary to traditional American beauty standards, as a child she was embraced by […]

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Health, Hollywood, Kevin Hart, Movies, Nike -

Kevin Hart’s health is no laughing matter. So much of his comedy is rooted in self-deprecation about his own physicality: he’s a 5-foot-4-inch man who makes you laugh even before he says a word. Especially if he’s paired up with a hulk of a man like, say, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — the two of […]

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