Melvin Van Peebles, Champion of New Black Cinema, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

Douglas Martin - 2021-09-22T23:18:13Z

A fertile creative force, he wrote fiction and musicals but is best known for a breakthrough movie that heralded the genre known as blaxploitation.



Woman Allegedly Raped By Nicki Minaj’s Husband Details How The Couple Harassed Her - HuffPost

Curtis M. Wong - 2021-09-22T23:13:00Z

Jennifer Hough, who is suing the "Starships" rapper and Kenneth Petty for witness intimidation, said she is "tired of being afraid."



R. Kelly trial prosecutors: Enablers helped him sexually abuse people - Insider

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz - 2021-09-22T22:55:35Z

"The law recognizes when someone commits a crime as a part of a group, he is more powerful," Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Geddes told the jury.



'Saturday Night Live' announces Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudeikis among first hosts of upcoming season - Fox News

Associated Press - 2021-09-22T22:53:24Z

"Saturday Night Live" announced the first four hosts and musicians slated to appear in the variety sketch show this upcoming season. Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis will each host a show.



Into the Wonka-Verse: Behind Netflix’s Massive Roald Dahl Deal - Hollywood Reporter

Rick Porter - 2021-09-22T22:38:44Z

Netflix’s acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company would seem to represent an avenue toward everything the streamer wants to do as it looks beyond its core business. The blockbuster deal announced early Wednesday gives Netflix rights to the prolific author…



'Britney's been silenced': Spears Netflix doc to reveal 'confidential report' - New York Post

Samantha Ibrahim - 2021-09-22T21:44:00Z

The new documentary chronicling Britney Spear’s 13-year conservatorship is dropping Sept. 28.



'Nine Perfect Strangers' star Melvin Gregg learned from Nicole Kidman - Insider

Claudia Willen - 2021-09-22T21:11:16Z

The 32-year-old actor plays Ben Chandler, a lottery winner, on Hulu's adaptation of the 2018 Liane Moriarty novel.



'The Wire' creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law - CNN

Marianne Garvey, CNN - 2021-09-22T20:47:00Z

"The Wire" creator David Simon won't be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas due to a controversial abortion law passed in the state, he announced on Twitter.



The real story of Morgan Wallen's $500K pledge to Black groups, and how the money got distributed - USA TODAY

Melissa Ruggieri - 2021-09-22T20:17:02Z

USA TODAY can confirm that Morgan Wallen donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Black-serving community groups after his racial slur controversy.





Jada Pinkett Smith left sobbing at star-studded 50th birthday surprise on Red Table Talk - Daily Mail

Sameer Suri - 2021-09-22T20:11:48Z

Jada Pinkett Smith was left sobbing at her star-studded surprise 50th birthday bash on her show Red Table Talk. The fete was thrown by her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne.



AEW Rewind: Ruby Soho’s for the freaks, Dark Order civil war, more! - Cageside Seats

Manolo Has Pizzazz - 2021-09-22T20:05:00Z

Catch up on what’s been happening online since last week’s shows, including a recap of the latest Being The Elite, right here!



‘The View’ co-host Joy Behar claims Hillary Clinton was 'real victim’ of Monica Lewinsky affair - Fox News

Brian Flood - 2021-09-22T19:47:48Z

"The View" co-host Joy Behar on Wednesday dismissed the notion that Monica Lewinsky was a victim of her high-profile affair with former President Bill Clinton, declaring that instead Hillary Clinton and America are the ones who deserve the most sympathy.



Star Wars: Visions Easter eggs and character connections, explained - Polygon

Dylan Roth - 2021-09-22T19:34:04Z

Star Wars: Visions is not Star Wars canon, and besides Boba Fett, few characters from the movies show up. But references to Force Dyads, lightsaber lore, and bunny girls connect back to the movies, TV show, books, and comics in fascinating ways.



Dazzling Duchess! Kate Middleton wows in crisp white blazer and pleated midi skirt at Hold Still - Daily Mail

Harriet Johnston - 2021-09-22T19:26:53Z

Kate Middleton, 39, a keen photographer, started her campaign during the first lockdown last year to ask the public to submit images which captured the period.



Michelin adds 9 East Bay spots to its 'Bib Gourmand' list of exceptional restaurants - Berkeleyside

Eve Batey - 2021-09-22T19:20:40Z

The revered guide has added several beloved East Bay restaurants to its list of affordable and excellent dining.



‘Shang-Chi’ Disney Plus release delayed, but Marvel has a big surprise - Yahoo Entertainment

Chris Smith - 2021-09-22T19:16:06Z

Disney CEO Bob Chapek called the theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings “an experiment” ahead of the film’s premiere. This was about...



'Alter Ego' judge Will.i.am says singing competition show could 'transform' television, movies and more - Fox News

Nate Day - 2021-09-22T18:42:02Z

Will.i.am, Nick Lachey, Alanis Morissette and Grimes will judge FOX's "Alter Ego," a new singing competition that will see competitors perform as colorful avatars.