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Lionsgate Making 2 Live Crew Movie

RJ Cyler Eyed To Play Luther Campbell Lionsgate is in development on The Book Of Luke, a drama about Miami rap group 2 Live Crew and its leader Luther Campbell, whose parody of Roy Orbison’s “Oh Pretty Woman” was the center of a victorious Supreme Court case that paved the way for

‘The Carmichael Show’ tackled the n-word —

  By Bethonie Butler Lil Rel Howery, Amber Stevens West, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine and Jerrod Carmichael in NBC’s “The Carmichael Show.” (Chris Haston/NBC) “The Carmichael Show” is known for confronting controversial topics, so it’s not surprising that the NBC sitcom would dedicate an episode to the

‘Dear White People’ Gets Renewed For Season 2

By Sonya Eskridge Netflix is bringing Dear White People back for another semester! Creator Justin Simien announced during an appearance at The Essence Festival that Dear White People has been renewed for Season 2, according to Entertainment Weekly. The show, which follows the interconnected lives of Black students at Winchester

Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie

O.J. Simpson Freed After Eight Years In Prison

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum

Leslie Jones Will Host This Year’s BET Awards

By Tonya Pendleton SNL comedian Leslie Jones has been tapped to host the 2017 BET Awards, it was announced today. Jones, who is sometimes controversial and was notably harassed online last year, has bounced back and says she’s excited to host her first awards show.

WGN Cancels ‘Underground’ After Two Seasons

WGN America’s Underground fought the good fight, but unfortunately the cable outlet has decided that, going forward, the program would not make a good fit. Apparently there’s nothing about the program, per se, that would qualify it for cancellation. However, the decision comes as parent company