Angela Rye to Host ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union’ News Series for BET

Political commentator Angela Rye is heading to BET to host her own special news show — ‘Angela Rye’s State of the Union.’ via Blavity: Rye is set to host and executive produce the quarterly news show, which is poised to dig deep into issues and stories affecting black America.  “Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to …

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Jay-Z Files a Trademark for ‘Jaybo’ From ‘The Story of O.J.’

Jay-Z is gunning for the rights to Jaybo, the lead animated character from his ‘The Story of O.J.’ music video. via TMZ: Hova’s company, S. Carter Enterprises, just filed docs to trademark the animated character, “Jaybo.” The plan is to plaster the little guy on T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, shams, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers and thermal containers.  Interesting move to commercialize Jaybo, …

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No One Asked for This: Lifetime Is Working on a Prince Henry & Meghan Markle Romance Film

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance is surely one for this history books — but is it one for television? Lifetime thinks so. The network is developing a movie based on their love story. via TV Line: The cable net is developing Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story, a film that chronicles the pair’s relationship. The TV movie will follow …

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Quavo Teases a New National Anthem [Video]

Do you remember a few months ago when a spoof of a Quavo version of ‘The Star Spangled Version’ when  viral? Well, it looks like Quavo has taken it upon himself to record a new national anthem. via Complex: Amid calls to release his own version of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Quavo dropped a snippet of a new national anthem on Martin Luther King Jr. …

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Simone Biles Says Team USA Doctor Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Her As Well

Simone Biles came forward to reveal that she was also sexually assaulted by Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar via TMZ: The 20-year-old phenom — who was a key member of the 2016 gold medal winning Olympics team — issued a statement saying, “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.” “Please believe me when …

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Tiffany Haddish Is the New Spokeswoman for Groupon, Will Star in Super Bowl Ad [Video]

Tiffany Haddish gave Groupon a big name boost when she hilariously told her story about using one to take Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on a discounted swamp tour, now they’re returning the favor. The brand has named Tiffany their new spokesperson and she’ll star in a series of Groupon ads — the first being a Super Bowl commercial. via Page …

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Dennis Rodman Was On Probation at the Time of His DUI Arrest, Jail Is Likely

Dennis Rodman is facing jail time after his DUI bust over the weekend. As it turns out, the former NBA star was already on probation at the time of the arrest. via TMZ: The probation stems from a plea deal Rodman struck over a July 2016 wrong way crash — where he was going the wrong way on an Orange …

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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of The Cranberries, Dead at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of 90s group The Cranberries, died Monday in London. According to her rep, she died ‘suddenly’ and no further details were given. Dolores was in London for a recording session at the time. via NYDN: O’Riordan rose to fame as the gentle voice behind some of The Cranberries’ biggest hits, including “Zombie” and “Linger,” the latter …

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Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Is a Father for the 7th Time

Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson is a father — for the seventh time. The former NFL star has admitted he is the father of a baby girl, but doesn’t want to pay the amount of child support his new baby mama is requesting. via The Blast: On December 28, Johnson finally showed up to court to respond to a paternity suit filed by a woman …

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Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations

Aziz Ansari has issued a statement in response to allegations of sexual assault by a young photographer he went on a date with last year. In a statement emailed to HuffPost through his representative, Aziz confirmed several of the details mentioned in the published story, but said he believed a sexual encounter between the two was “completely consensual.” “In September …

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