Beyonce, right, and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter arrive at the world premiere of "The Lion King" on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Chloe Bailey; Halle Bailey In the wake of the controversy that has ensued since it was announced that Halle Bailey would be playing the part of Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid — Jodi Benson, the character’s original voice, has spoken up in support of the young singer.
Samuel L. Jackson is joining the cast of the upcoming Saw reboot. Chris Rock created the treatment for the reboot after being inspired by his love of the original franchise. The comedian will star as a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes and Jackson will play his father. Samuel L. Jackson says he’s ‘not going to lose any money’ over his anti-Trump rants The Handmaid’s Tale star, Max Minghella will play Rock’s brother and Riverdale actress Marisol Nichols will play a police captain. “We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the ‘Saw’ canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise.
(Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET) Actress Keke Palmer is speaking out about her former mentor, R. Kelly, saying the documentary series SurvivingR. Kelly was “eye-opening, painful, sad, disappointing and heartbreaking.” The Lifetime documentary aired early this year and highlights testimony from multiple women who claim the singer physically, sexually and mentally abused them when they were underage.
Irv Gotti had a profound effect on the hip hop scene when he and his MURDER INC. label took over the industry with acts like Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Fat Joe. Now, he’s making an impact in a different way; taking his talents to the small screen with BET’s TALES. Now in its second season, the series that turns beloved hits from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, and Kanye West into TV movies, TALES continues to make its mark. TheGrio sat down with the creator of the series and found out which albums have had the biggest impact on his life.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Ryan Destiny attends the Culture Creators 4th Annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET) As Lil Nas X enjoys the fruits of his success, the Atlanta artist says it was bitter sweet opening up about his sexuality, something he thought he’d never come to terms with doing publicly.
In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, NFL player Russell Wilson and Ciara (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images) Ciara and Russell Wilson have hit the three-year mark of their marriage and celebrated with fans and supporters on Instagram.
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Film, television and theater actor Paul Benjamin, who appeared in Spike Lee’s acclaimed 1989 film Do the Right Thing, died last month, the Oscar-winning director announced on Wednesday. Sharing an image of Benjamin from the film as one of the three wise Brooklyn “corner men” who gathered daily under a beach umbrella, Lee penned a heartfelt tribute to the 81-year-old on Instagram, revealing he died on June 28, in Los Angeles.