Tag: entertainers

A Starlet’s Secret Weapon: The Hollywood Reporter Names ‘Image Architect’ Law Roach Its 1st Black ‘Stylist of the Year’

Image: The Hollywood Reporter It’s one thing to construct the looks of of-the-moment talents like Zendaya and The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor Joy; it’s quite another to hold center stage with two of the industry’s hottest starlets flanking you like couture-clad backup singers. But so it is for 2019 The Root 100 honoree Law Roach, […]

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L.A. City Attorney’s Office Will Not File Charges Against Quavo or Saweetie in Connection With Elevator Incident: Report

Saweetie and Quavo attend the 2019 GQ Men of the Year celebration on December 05, 2019.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GQ Men of the Year 2019 (Getty Images) We have some updates regarding the elevator incident involving rappers Quavo and Saweetie, which immediately went viral after footage was leaked shortly after their breakup was announced. […]

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The Funk Boutique: Nurturing a New Generation of Industry Icons and Independent Spirits

Lil Nas X, Lena Waithe, Mj Rodriguez for Entertainment WeeklyImage: Texas Isiah, Texas Isiah, Lia Clay Miller For EW Each year, Entertainment Weekly celebrates Pride Month with a series of covers featuring a series of LGBTQ+ icons and storytellers. Last year, they worked to create an illustrated cover that encompassed that celebration while working with […]

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Red Table Talk Exclusive Clip: Jada, Willow and Gammy Go Beyond Entanglements to Discuss Polyamory

Red Table Talk Ep. 404 – “Is Polyamory For You?”Screenshot: Courtesy of Facebook Watch It seems like a combination of forever ago and just yesterday when the word “entanglement” became an elevated term in pop culture, thanks to Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith’s appearance on Jada’s show, Red Table Talk. To refresh your memory, social […]

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Digital Underground’s Shock G, AKA ‘Humpty Hump’, Dead at 57

In this Feb. 25, 2008, file photo, Greg “Shock G” Jacobs, leader for Digital Underground, performs The Humpty Dance during a halftime appearance in the Detroit Pistons’ NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets.Photo: David Zalubowski, File (AP) Shock G, musician, rapper, producer and the eccentric frontman of legendary hip-hop group Digital Underground has died […]

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Angela Bassett, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, and Kevin Hart Discuss Black Achievement in Film for New Documentary From Apple

Angela Bassett, left; Jamie Foxx; Halle Berry; Kevin HartPhoto: Amanda Edwards/Kevin Winter/Amy Sussman for CDGA/Christopher Polk (Getty Images) There is no doubt that when it comes to the task of achieving excellence in the film industry, Black Hollywood has always understood the assignment. Advertisement Whether that’s something as simple but menacing as Denzel Washington’s sneer […]

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Verzuz Alert! Blaze Up & Chill Out With These OG Rappers in Honor of 4/20

Rapper/actors Method Man (R) and Redman arrive at the 2004 Fox Network TCA Summer Party on July 16, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Last month, we witnessed the iconic Verzuz matchup between Wu-Tang Clan members and two of New York’s finest Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. Now, we’re being blessed with another […]

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth Reflect on Exchange With Sharon Osbourne After Monthlong Hiatus

Sheryl Underwood attends the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards CBS after party on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California; Elaine Welteroth attends the Planned Parenthood’s Sex, Politics, Film, & TV Reception on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah.Photo: Angela Weiss/Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) On Monday, The Talk resumed its regularly scheduled programming after […]

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Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Is Out Here Just Casually Making Soccer History Like It’s Nothing

Screenshot: fubo Sports Aside from being the daughter of one of the greatest defensive players the NBA has ever seen—sorry, Draymond—Trinity Rodman is really fucking good at soccer. How good are we talking here? Like…historic. Advertisement According to People, the 18-year-old made her auspicious National Women’s Soccer League debut on Saturday, and within minutes of […]

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Ronnie Long Spent 44 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn’t Commit. The State Believes That’s Worth $750,000. Long Says That’s Not Nearly Enough

This undated photo provided by the Concord Police Department shows Ronnie Long. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, the pardons of five men, including Long, convicted of crimes he believes they did not commit. Photo: Concord Police Department (AP) In 1976, Ronnie Long was accused of raping a white woman and […]

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Black Women on Covers for Springtime? Groundbreaking. No Seriously, Look at the Material

L-R: Viola Davis for Entertainment Weekly, Janet Mock for L’Officiel Turkey, and Regina King for Entertainment Weekly.Screenshot: AB+DM for Entertainment Weekly; Vanessa Feng for L’Officiel Turkey, AB+DM for Entertainment Weekly First things first: I’d like to thank Miranda Priestly—aka Meryl Streep—for flawlessly delivering that iconic line in The Devil Wears Prada. Advertisement Second, I’d just […]

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White Male Late Night Talk Show Host Creates Viral ‘TikTok Appropriation Consolation Prize’ Challenge

TikTok Creators Break Down and Perform Their Viral Dances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonScreenshot: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube In another episode of the mainstream American hit, “Marginalized Creators: Here, Damn!”, late night show host Jimmy Fallon recently came under fire after he featured TikTok influencer Addison Rae performing an instructional series […]

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Meth Gets the Assignment: Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane With Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith

There aren’t many people in hip-hop with an enduring legacy like Cliff “Method Man” Smith. His lyrics went from “M-E-T-H-O-D Man” to, “I came to bring the pain hardcore from the brain.” He got sentimental with, “I got a love jones for your body and your skin tone.” And was lit (pardon the pun) rapping, […]

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The Funk Boutique: Building Legacies in Fashion and Beauty

British Vogue May 2021 CoversPhoto: Mikael Jansson Well before she became a world-renowned actress, something was taken from the woman we’ve long known as “Thandie Newton”––the “W” in her name. It started when she was in school and continued when her name was misprinted in the credits of her debut role, Flirtation; now, she’s reclaimed […]

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Cynthia Erivo, Andra Day, Whoopi Goldberg, Zendaya and Michaela Coel Among Honorees at Essence Black Women in Hollywood

Cynthia Erivo att the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California; Andra Day attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Whoopi Goldberg at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Zendaya attends the 71st […]

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Kevin Durant Wants to Whoop Michael Rapaport’s Ass and I’m Not Quite Sure How to Feel About It

Photo: Mike Lawrie (Getty Images) While Everybody Loves Raymond, actor Michael Rapaport continues to elude a similar fate. Advertisement Maybe it’s because he habitually involves himself in Black people problems that have jack shit to do with him; maybe it’s because he came for Janet Jackson; maybe it’s because he got dragged by Meek Mill; […]

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Worst Behavior: Woman Armed With Knife Arrested Outside Drake’s Toronto Home

Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO’s “Euphoria” at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) When rapper Drake penned the hook “let’s see what’s boutta happen next” in his latest hit “What’s Next” (that’s currently still sitting in the Billboard Top Ten), I doubt he expected […]

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The Funk Boutique: Icons Served Us All Black HerStory Month

The Directors’ Issue Volume 2: “Black in Americana: A Photo Essay on Love and Pain” by Regina KingImage: W Magazine On April 6, W Magazine’s Volume 2 of the Directors’ Issue hits the stands, offering a trio of covers directed by the industry’s finest. In one of the three covers, Academy Award-winning actor and director […]

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Red Table Talk Exclusive Clip: Whether You’re for or Against Niecy Nash’s Relationship, It’s ‘Not Gon’ Change’ What She Does

Niecy Nash on Red Table Talk.Screenshot: Courtesy of Facebook Watch Red Table Talk is back and it’s bringing the same energy—featuring guests that everyone is talking about. Advertisement In this case, the guest is Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Batts. If you recall, she surprised fans last fall when she announced that she was […]

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Fear of God Founder Jerry Lorenzo Talks Nipsey Hussle, Using Fashion to Dismantle Stereotypes on The ETCs With Kevin Durant

Jerry Lorenzo attends New Era Cap 2017 Complex Con Ambassador Collab lounge with A$AP Ferg, Mike Will Made-IT, Jerry Lorenzo, Takashi Murakami, and Ghostface Killah at Long Beach Convention Center on November 4, 2017 in Long Beach, California. Photo: Jerritt Clark (Getty Images) If there’s one thing NBA superstar Kevin Durant is good for—besides knocking […]

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Lawd Have Mercy: Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ Put Nike on the Defensive

Lil Nas X attends Vanity Fair and Saint Laurent Celebrate “Parasite” on February 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Phillip Faraone for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) “Bloody shoes” may be Cardi B’s line, but they may now be best associated with Lil Nas X. The rapper born Montero Lamar Hill broke the internet last Friday […]

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‘It Crosses a Line’: Sherri Shepherd on Sharon Osbourne’s Hostile Exchange With Sheryl Underwood

Sherri Shepherd attends the Los Angeles special screening of Bleeker Street’s “Brian Banks”on July 31, 2019 in Long Beach, California.Photo: Phillip Faraone (Getty Images) Former co-host of The View Sherri Shepherd is sending her support to Sheryl Underwood in the aftermath of her and Sharon Osbourne’s hella hostile exchange. (And by “hella hostile,” I mean […]

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Love the Way You Troll: Rihanna Teases Us Yet Again With the Possibility of New Music

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.Photo: Caroline McCredie for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna (Getty Images) First things first: Rest in peace to my expectations. They’re gone. RIP. They’re no more; they’ve left the building. At least, that’s the case where Rihanna’s new music is concerned. Advertisement […]

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Jamie Foxx to Star and Executive Produce Upcoming Limited Series on the Life and Career of Mike Tyson

Jamie Foxx attends SiriusXM’s Urban View ‘Just Mercy’ Town Hall with Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx on December 17, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord for SiriusXM (Getty Images) Whether it’s an aspiring jazz musician, a legendary soul singer, or an exonerated man who finally gets justice after many long years, when […]

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‘I Got a Good Night’s Sleep’: Sheryl Underwood Reflects on Exchange With Sharon Osbourne

Sheryl Underwood attends The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood, who recently found herself on the receiving end of fellow co-host Sharon Osbourne’s ill-directed outburst concerning Piers Morgan and Meghan Markle, is finally speaking […]

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Turns Out, Kanye Is Not the Richest Black Man in America [Corrected]

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Correction: 3/18/2021, 12:15 p.m. ET: *record scratch* Laaaaaa, la, la, laaaa wait ‘til we (and a bunch of other media) get our wealth valuations wrong. Kanye […]

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Conservatives’ Wet-Ass-Preoccupation With ‘WAP’ Leads to an Epic Back-and-Forth Between Cardi B and Candace Owens

Cardi B performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on March 14, 2021; Candace Owens speaks to guests during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on April 26, 2019.Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy (Getty Images), Scott Olson/Getty Images (Getty Images) The sanctimonious obsession with a popular song about moistened muffs continues! Thanks to […]

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CBS’ The Talk Goes on Temporary Hiatus Following Internal Review Regarding Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood Exchange

Sharon Osbourne attends the G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California; Sheryl Underwood attends the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California.Photo: John Sciulli for G’Day Australia USA/Gregg DeGuire (Getty Images) Last week, we told you about Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and […]

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2021 Grammys Fashion Affirmed What We Already Knew: Black Women Are Superheroes

Megan Thee Stallion, left, Cardi B and Doja CatPhoto: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) If you watched the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, you might’ve sensed a theme. In a ceremony full of diverse and necessarily distanced performances, it may have been unintentional on the part of the show’s producers, but it certainly didn’t […]

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The Fenty Effect May Soon Go to Our Heads: Rihanna Has Reportedly Filed a Trademark for ‘Fenty Hair’

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Never let it be said The Glow Up can’t spot an emerging trend. Back in January 2019, as Rihanna was debuting her first Valentine’s Day collection for Savage x Fenty, we wrote about the bad gal’s growing fashion and lifestyle empire, writing: We’re just waiting for her to slap her […]

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