January 31, 2018
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Last week Martin Lawrence‘s fiance Roberta hinted at a possible reboot of the cult classic, Martin, and now Tisha Campbell-Martin has confirmed it is indeed true. In an interview with Hip Hollywood, the 49-year-old spoke about the rumors and all but confirmed that things were moving in the right direction.
“I can’t tell you…It has been an honor to be Gina all these years. So….I can’t tell you guys anything. But it’s very exciting,” she said.
Oprah Winfrey has added another accolade to her long list of awards and recognitions.
The 63-year-old actress and media mogul received the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award,” Winfrey said in a moving acceptance speech, after recalling her own childhood watching Sidney Poitier win an Oscar. “It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
Winfrey’s powerful speech was filled with somber moments, standing ovations, past memories and the story of Recy Taylor, a Black woman who never received justiceafter being abducted and gang-raped by six white men in Alabama.
The speech was met with several standing ovations, with the crowd erupting in a boisterous applause when Winfrey assured sexual predators that their “time is up.”
“I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon,” she continued. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say ‘me too’ again.”
The speech came as many stars wore black to the award show to oppose sexual harassment in Hollywood.
“This year, we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry, it’s one that transcends any culture, or workplace,” Winfrey said.
Reese Witherspoon presented the mogul with an impassioned speech of her own, calling Winfrey’s hugs “the greatest thing ever.” And showering the star with “thank yous.”
Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Golden Globes coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night.
The HFPA announced in December that Winfrey would receive this year’s award during the Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.
“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” HFPA President Meher Tatna said at the time of the organization’s decision to recognize the star.
To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.
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All summer long fans have been glued to their TV sets watching the web of lies Ghost, Tommy, Angela, Tasha and Kanan all tell on the Starz hit drama, Power. Yet, with two episodes left to the close of Season Three, fans are also excited to learn what will come of Cookie, Lucious and company on the Fox breakout hit Empire.
Never one to hold his tongue, Power executive producer 50 Cent took to Instagram to post an unflattering side-by-side photo of his ex and Empire actress Vivica A. Fox in an attempt to promote Power and shade the competition.
I don’t know why people would want to cross me. I would stay out of my way, if I wasn’t me because I’m gonna keep winning. I think they do it for attention, then they get more attention then they want. I told you POWER was the show to watch. Now Empire lol forget it. #EFFENVODKA
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“I don’t know why people would want to cross me. I would stay out of my way, if I wasn’t me because I’m gonna keep winning,” 50 Cent writes. “I think they do it for attention, then they get more attention then they want. I told you POWER was the show to watch. Now Empire lol forget it.”
50 Cent could still be referring to the time Fox appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, when she accused her former beau of being gay. Either way, Taraji P. Henson got wind of 50 Cent’s latest social media tirade and gave her two cents on the matter.
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“I don’t know about y’all, but I really like to see other people win,” the Academy Award nominated actress said. “So sad. Use your POWER to unite people and uplift us all. #DoBetter.”
Taraji, who will soon be celebrating her 45th birthday, ended her response by taking a jab at the fact that Power, in its third season, doesn’t have any Emmys and Empire has snagged several nominations.
“I am proud of your accomplishments black man,” Henson posted. “Maybe your karma is blocking your blessings. #Emmys”
Stay tuned because 50 Cent truly has the ancient scrolls to social media trolling and will most likely respond in T-five minutes.
Following a record-breaking freshman run, in which ratings grew with every episode,Empire‘s numbers have come back to earth a bit in Season 2. Still, it remains as the No. 1 series on broadcast television among Adults 18-49, averaging a 7.3 Live+7 rating, and 21.2 million viewers across multiple platforms. The series also is the most tweeted-about scripted program on broadcast television.
At last Sunday’s Golden Globes, Empire was the only broadcast drama nominated in the best series category and star Taraji P. Henson won for best performance by an actress in a drama series. The series also has received a Grammy Award nomination for its soundtrack.
Empire, which returns for the spring portion of its second season on March 30, stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Serayah McNeill. Guest stars have included Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Marisa Tomei, Naomi Campbell, Ludacris, Adam Rodriguez, Vivica A. Fox, Rosie O’ Donnell and Andre Royo.
From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television,Empire was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo.
FX is premiering a new series: American Crime Story. The mini-series will focus on notorious true crimes, the first season being the OJ Simpson trial. We all remember where we were when we heard the ‘not guilty’ verdict. However, for Cuba Gooding Jr., playing OJ in the series took him on an unexpected emotional journey.
Cuba disclosed to the Daily Beast that after filming the funeral scene for Nicole Brown, he had a break down. “I broke for lunch and wept in the trailer. I looked at myself in the mirror and went, ‘What the hell are you doing? Why are you so emotional?’” said Gooding Jr.
He went on to explain that the emotions stemmed from guilt over the lack of empathy shown to the grieving families during the highly televised case.”When that verdict came out not guilty, I jumped up. I was yelling and screaming,” Explained Gooding Jr. over his initial reaction.
“The man who tried to do another black man wrong, and I never grieved for those two families and their loss. It all hit me that day with that scene, the Goldmans, the Browns…their children are gone. If you believed he did it or not, that was something that I personally didn’t care about. I felt guilty about that,” said Gooding Jr. Now that’s a painful epiphany to stumble upon.
Gooding Jr. was asked if he thought OJ was guilty of Brown’s murder, but went on to say that his personal opinion on that matter had to be removed from his mind for the sake of his performance. “It’s my job to divorce myself from that. If I think you are one thing and I’m playing you with that in the back of my mind, I’m missing all the other things you could be,” said Gooding Jr.
Placing yourself in another person’s shoes can give you powerful insight, and perspective that you might have previously overlooked. The People v. OJ. Simpson premieres Tuesday, February 2nd on FX. Check out the trailer below.-TeamDL
Jennifer Lopez kicked off the 2015 American Music Awards by shaking her famous derriere to a medley of the year’s hottest hits — but one audience member’s facial expression during the performance set Twitter ablaze.
While this year’s host shook it to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the camera cut to the rapper in the audience. Nicki looked less than thrilled.
Almost immediately, viewers watching the show took to Twitter to sound off on Minaj’s alleged shade-throwing. Others chimed in saying J.Lo was actually the one dissing Nicki, as she was technically dancing to “Baby Got Back” and not Nicki’s version of the song.
Check out a sampling of the online reactions below:
Nicki Minaj only attends award shows to throw tacky shade and drag other women down who are more successful than her pic.twitter.com/ewskGjkOSe
— Adele 25 (@TheAdele) November 23, 2015
Nicki is serving you shoulder pads for days, contour for months, and shade for yearsssspic.twitter.com/3TtjlBQ6Y9
— Alex (@Alex_Mott_) November 23, 2015
Nicki herself took to Twitter to respond to one fan who commented about her reaction:
Re-watch the moment above — do you think there was a diss here or are people just reading way too much into a split second shot? Sound off below!
For more AMA action, check out all the wild pics from J.Lo’s after-party too.
For more of the best and worst dressed celebs, watch the video below:
While ABC’s The View continues to struggle in the ratings despite its recently revamped host lineup, the ladies of The Real were just given reason to celebrate.
FOX announced this afternoon that it has renewed the daytime talk show for a third and fourth season.
According to Deadline, The Real is one of only four talk shows in the past decade to actually improve in its sophomore season.
Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming for FOX Television Stations, released the following statement about The Real‘s two-season renewal:
“‘The Real’ has been an important piece in building our growing daytime lineup. In fact, in our universe, it often beats or ties ‘The View.’ That alone is worth two more years in my book.”
Congratulations to hosts Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai!