Plus: Beyonce drops new video celebrating marriage equality, Lester Holt brings record ratings to NBC Nightly News, NeNe Leakes is coming to ABC and more!
Laurence Fishburne Will Star in 'Roots' Reboot
Laurence Fishburne is getting back to his roots. A&E just announced that Fishburne would be starring as Dirk Hoogstra in the network's revival of the 1977 miniseries. Catch the revival of Dirk, Mathilda and Kunta Kinte next year on A&E. [Variety]
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Rihanna is Named RIAA's Top Digital Artist
Just when you didn't think Rihanna could get any hotter, she goes and proves you wrong. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that Rihanna is officially the No. 1 artist with the most digital single awards—she has received a mind-boggling 100 million gold and platinum song certifications. Go 'head with 'cha bad self, RiRi. [Billboard]
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Beyonce Drops New Video Celebrating Marriage Equality
Queen Bey continues giving us life. This afternoon, Beyonce released an Instagram video celebrating the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. The video features Bey parading around, decked out in rainbow accessories while 7/11 blasts in the background. Check it out for yourself here. Thanks, Bey, for giving us our midweek pick-me-up! [Rap-Up]
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Lester Holt Draws Record Ratings During First Week as 'Nightly News' Anchor
Lester Holt is at the top of his game. During his first week as the newest anchor of NBC Nightly News, the show's ratings peaked—on average, more than 8 million viewers tuned in each night. Those are the show's highest ratings in more than three months. Have you been tuning in? [Los Angeles Times]
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NeNe Leakes is Coming to ABC Game Show Revival, 'To Tell the Truth'
One day after announcing that she was leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes is on to her next project! The former housewife is on her way to ABC, where she will be a regular player on the network's reboot of the 1950s game show, To Tell the Truth. Anthony Anderson has signed on to host the show, and Betty White—one of the original game show's regular panelist—will be returning to the hot seat. Unfortunately, the premiere date has not been announced yet. [Madame Noire]