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Cuba Gooding Jr. Files for Divorce from Wife Sarah Gooding

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sarah are calling it quits. Sarah initially asked for separation, but Cuba responded to her separation petition by asking for a straight-up divorce. via TMZ: Cuba belatedly filed his response to Sara Gooding‘s 2014 separation docs. The O.J. actor is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 10-year-old daughter, and he’s also willing to …

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‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi in the Works at ABC

ABC is working on a ‘Black-ish’ spinoff starring Yara Shahidi — who plays the show’s eldest daughter Zoey. The story in the proposed spinoff would follow Zoey as she heads off to college. Black-ish series creator and executive producer Kenya Barris will oversee the college-set sitcom. via Deadline: I hear the idea is for the potential new comedy series, created by …

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Spike Lee Will No Longer Use Chrisette Michele’s Music in His Upcoming Netflix Series Due to Inauguration Performance [Photo]

Chrisette Michele may receive a “Trump check” for performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration concert, but she won’t be receiving a performance royalty for having her music included in the upcoming Spike Lee-produced Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. Spike was considering using Chrisette’s track “Black Girl Magic” in his series but changed his mind after learning that Chrisette agreed to perform …

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Say What Now? A White-Owned Texas Restaurant Observed MLK Day With a Fried Chicken and Watermelon Special

A Texas restaurant is no doubt feeling the sting after being accused of racism for its offensive lunch special commemorating MLK Day. On Monday, Sabrina Pyle, owner of Azle Café, advertised a fried chicken special on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post read: “Happy MLK Day guys! Come have some chicken & waffles w/a side of watermelon.”  The post was swiftly removed, but …

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Kanye West Wasn’t Asked to Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Because He’s Not ‘Typically and Traditionally American’ [Video]

Kanye West was NOT invited to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. A spokesperson for president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration committee told CNN that Kanye just isn’t right for the “typically and traditionally American event.” Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, told CNN‘s Erin Burnett that the inauguration wasn’t a “fitting” venue for Kanye’s music. “He’s been great, he considers himself a friend …

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Janelle Monae, Maxwell Join Growing List of Performers at Women’s March on Washington

The Women’s March on Washington has added Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, and others to its A-list roster of participants and performers. “Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us,” Janelle said in an official statement. The Women’s March on …

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Say What Now? Trump Advisers Want Donald to Dance With Caitlyn Jenner at the Inauguration to Send a ‘Strong’ Message to the LGBT Community

Caitlyn Jenner has made no secret of her staunch republicanism — despite the party’s regressive views on the LGBT issues. Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ ?????????? issues and I'm here to help! — Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) January 18, 2017 For whatever reason, Donald Trump’s team reportedly thinks that if the Donald dances with Caitlyn at the inauguration that it will …

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Girl, Bye! Chrisette Michele Says She’s ‘Being a Bridge’ By Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration: ‘I Am Representing You’ [Photo]

Chrisette Michele took her time to respond to the backlash after it was announced she’ll be performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration concert. Unlike Jennifer Holiday, Chrisette isn’t willing to give up that ‘Trump check’ and says she’s STILL going to perform as a way of ‘representing you, because this is what matters.’ Peep her open letter below: https://t.co/lvG5EhBe6r | An …

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Serena Williams Fires Back at Reporter Who Suggested Her Australian Open Match Performance Was Shaky: ‘Are You Serious?’ [Video]

The Williams sisters appear to be making headlines for everything other than their exceptional tennis. Hours after Venus’ performance during her second round Australian Open match was likened to a gorilla, Serena fired back at a reporter who referred to her second round match performance against Lucie Safarova as “scrappy.” “Looked a little bit of a scrappy performance. A few more unforced errors, …

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ESPN Commentator in Hot Water After Comparing Venus Williams’ Australian Open Match Performance to a ‘Gorilla’ [Video]

ESPN commentator Doug Adler has come under fire after comparing Venus Williams’ performance during her second round Australian Open match to a gorilla. Venus was awaiting a serve from her opponent (Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland) when the remark was made. “She misses a first serve and Venus is all over her. You see Venus move in and put the gorilla …

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