Watch out Lee Daniels! Mo’Nique is producing the receipts from her conversations about starring in Empire.
You may recall the back and forth in the press between the Oscar winning comedienne, the director and people close to the hit show, Empire, that happened as the show hit its stride. Mo’Nique was reportedly “blackballed” after what some called “difficult” antics following the success of Precious and her Oscar win. She claimed that the role of Empire’s “Cookie” was initially offered to her by her longtime friend, Daniels. To some, the whole debacle made Mo’Nique look like a meddling diva trying to take the spotlight from the success of the FOX show. Well, Ms. Mo went on Sway’s radio show earlier this week to promote her new project, to clear the air… and, produce the email receipts of her conversations about the “Cookie” role and being paid to match her resume! Taste the Brew to watch
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Madonna is like that senile relative who hugs, kisses and holds on a little too tight. Auntie M joined Drake on stage at Coachella and decided that was a good time to slide some tongue to Wheelchair Jimmy. Take a look… Taste the Brew to watch
Netflix released the trailer for Season 3 of #OITNB which premiers June 12th. I’m excited to reunite with my favorite jailbirds, but aside from Boo’s new fem’do, I’m not sure how I’m feeling about it. Hey, it’s only a trailer, right? I just hope the writers don’t veer too far off course.
John Singleton has packed his director’s chair and rolled out on the Tupac biopic. In the lengthy Instagram post below, Singleton accused the people behind the film of not being respectful Tupac’s legacy, claiming that he will still make a ‘Pac movie that will be even better than this one. Singleton has gone on record about Hollywood closing doors on telling black stories. Just last week, he’d announced his involvement with the film was “on hold” because there were some things happening with the film that just weren’t quite right. Now, he’s out and Carl Franklin (mostly known for TV work) is in as director. Antoine Fuqua was initially attached to the film so this marks yet another director swap. Here’s what Singleton had to say about why it’s so important to get this movie right. Taste the Brew for more