Plus: Trans model Amiyah Scott reportedly added to the cast of RHOA, Stevie Wonder performs a series of free concerts, Nick Gordon breaks his silence and more.
Tracy Morgan to Host 'Saturday Night Live'
Tracy Morgan has spent a year recovering from injuries that he sustained in a serious car accident last year, but he is ready to return to his roots. NBC announced that Morgan, an alum of Saturday Night Live, would be making his triumphant return to the late-night sketch comedy show on Oct. 17 as host (we hope this means that Brian Fellows will be making a triumphant return as well). Good to see you back, Tracy. [NBC News]
E'Dena Hines' Boyfriend Charged With Her Death
Police have arrested Lamar Davenport for the death of E'Dena Hines, his girlfriend and the step-granddaughter of Morgan Freeman. Hines was found stabbed on Sunday morning outside of her Manhattan apartment, and she died at a nearby hospital. According to a witness, Davenport appeared to be attempting an exorcism, reportedly casting out devils as he repeatedly stabbed Hines. Police say that Davenport was on drugs at the time of the attack. [NY Post]
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Trans Model Amiyah Scott Reportedly Added to the Cast of 'RHOA'
Has Bravo found a new housewife to replace the void left by NeNe Leakes? TMZ reports that trans model Amiyah Scott has been tapped as the newest castmember on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Amiyah has been romantically linked to multiple rappers in the past. We're excited to see what she brings to the show! [TMZ]
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Ava DuVernay Tweets Praise for 'Straight Outta Compton'
You know a film is good when it earns the praise of Selma director Ava DuVernay. DuVernay, a Compton native, tweeted her approval for the NWA biopic in a series of tweets, applauding the blockbuster for capturing what it meant to come of age in the city. "[Director F. Gary Gary] captured the plight of the Black artist in general, once consumed by systems and structures not made for them. The struggle is real," she wrote. What a compliment! [Vulture]
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Stevie Wonder Performs Free Pop-Up Concerts
If you're in the northeastern United States this week, you might have a shot at seeing a free Stevie Wonder pop-up concert. The iconic singer has been surprising folks in Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. with some performances gratis. Keep an eye out for Stevie in your hood. [ABC News]
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Nick Gordon Tweets First Statement Since Bobbi Kristina's Death
Since the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has been quiet, but yesterday, he posted his first tweet in more than three weeks. "I look at our pics sometimes and it makes me smile sometime I cry @REALbkBrown #happymemories," he tweeted. "I'm so happy/blessed that I had @REALbkBrown in my life. I will always & forever love you." [People]