Plus, Dave Chappelle will host Common's upcoming AAHH! Fest, Shonda Rhimes to guest star on The Mindy Project, and more.
Here’s what we’re talking about this morning:
Blue Ivy Carter’s adorable turn at the MTV VMAs had everyone talking. But things took a turn for the uncomfortable when Karrueche Tran—aka Chris Brown’s girlfriend— commented on Blue’s hair during a segment on BET’s 106 & Park. “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair,” said Tran, reading from a teleprompter. Stephen Hill, BET’s music programming and specials president, made a public apology on Twitter, making it clear that Tran was not at fault for the comment. “We apologize to her for putting her in that position,” he tweeted. The show’s producer has been suspended. [HuffingtonPost]
This year, Common’s AAHH! Fest will be hosted by Dave Chappelle. The Chicago-based fest will include acts like De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco, MC Lyte, Lil Herb and a “surprise guest.” [Pitchfork]
Gospel singers Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett and VaShawn Mitchell are teaming up for The Bridge To Believe Tour this fall. The 22-city tour will make stops in the nation’s largest mega-churches starting September 11 in Dallas.
Shonda Rhimes will take a break from producing to make her acting debut as a guest-star on an episode of The Mindy Project this fall. She’ll play herself. [HollywoodReporter]
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will honor Universal Pictures Chairwoman, Donna Langley; Los Angeles Film Festival Director, Stephanie Allain; Black List.com co-founder, Franklin Leonard with its Special Achievement Award for career excellence during its annual award show on February 4th, 2015. LA Times entertainment reporter Susan King will be the 2015 recipient of the Roger Ebert Award and producer Debra Martin Chase will receive the Ashley Boone Award. [AAFCA]
Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese, Fantasia and Johnny Gill will unite on stage for WBLS 107.5 FM’s annual Circle of Sisters expo taking place October 4, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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