Netflix Releases Trailer for Fraternity Hazing Film ‘Burning Sands’ Starring Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Trevante Rhodes and More [Video]

Netflix has premiered the first trailer for its upcoming hazing film Burning Sands. Per YouTube: Burning Sands takes you on a raw, voyeuristic journey of fraternity pledging through the eyes of one favored pledgee, who is torn between honoring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing. Led by a breakthrough performance by Trevor …

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Rihanna Named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year, Becomes First Black Female Artist Ever to Receive the Award

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. She will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on the Harvard University campus next Tuesday (Feb. 28). via Harvard News: “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital …

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#HurtBae’s Cheating Ex Speaks Out: ‘I Made That Bitch Famous’ [Video]

Millions of people witnessed #HurtBae’s tearful confrontation with a cheating ex in a now-viral video, but now that same cheating ex is speaking out to share his side of the story. In a new video, Leonard Long II says that while he didn’t ‘look’ emotional, he was. “I was definitely emotional. Just because it wasn’t written all over my face …

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Beyoncé Pulls Out of Coachella, Will Headline 2018 Festival

Beyoncé has officially pulled out of 2017’s Coachella festival. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said she had to pull out of the famed festival “following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months.” The statement also said that Beyoncé will headline the 2018 …

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Janet Jackson’s Ex Mother-In-Law Believes Janet Had a Secret Daughter — Claims to Have a DNA Test That Proves It [Video]

The rumor that Janet Jackson had a secret daughter with James DeBarge back in the 80s won’t go away — but now Janet’s former mother-in-law, Etterlene DeBarge, says the rumors are true. via Inside Edition: Jackson eloped with Etterlene’s son, musician James DeBarge, in 1984 when she was 18-years-old and the marriage was annulled in 1985. Etterlene tells INSIDE EDITION …

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Darius McCrary Gets a Restraining Order Against His Wife, Claims SHE Attacked HIM with a Flat Iron

Darius McCrary is continuing to fight back against his wife, claiming he was the one who was attacked when she decided to throw a flat iron at him. via TMZ: Tammy Brawner claimed in legal docs Darius brutalized her 2 weeks ago … hitting her in the head with his forearm and throwing objects at her, all in front of …

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’s’ Billy Brown to Star Opposite Taraji P. Henson in Assassin Flick ‘Proud Mary’

According to Variety, Billy Brown, who currently plays Detective Nate Lahey on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, has been tapped to star opposite Taraji P. Henson in Screen Gems’ upcoming assassin flick Proud Mary. Proud Mary centers on a hitwoman whose life is changed when she meets a young boy who awakens her maternal instinct. Details regarding Billy’s …

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Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ to Return in April, Watch a New 15-Second Teaser [Video]

Fans of The Get Down have reason to celebrate this afternoon. Netflix has finally set a premiere date for part two of the hip-hop drama. The Get Down will return for the second half of its freshman season April 7. Part two of the Baz Luhrmann drama picks up a year after the midseason finale. Watch a 15-second teaser touting The …

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‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Tapped to Star in Indie Drama ‘Canal Street’

Bryshere Gray is branching out. The Empire star has been tapped to star in the independent drama Canal Street. Per Variety: “Canal Street” is a story about the reasons for the deep-seated divisions within the city of Chicago and the city’s diversity, touching on themes of family, friendship, and forgiveness. “‘Canal Street’ is a visual and emotional tour guide that …

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Suge Knight’s Son Is Upset His Father Is Being Treated Like a ‘Mass Murderer’ in Jail

Suge Jacob Knight, the 21-year-old son of Suge Knight, is upset with the way his father is being treated while he’s in jail awaiting his murder trial. The trial has been moved to early summer as the defense claims it still needs to receive and review a “terabyte” of evidence from prosecutors, including recorded jail calls. Suge Jacob told reporters outside …

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