Coffee Talk: Netflix Picks Up Idris Elba's New Drama

Plus: Phylicia Rashad to play a lesbian in Ava Duvernay's new CBS drama, Kerry Washington to be honored by GLAAD, Terrence Howard explains why he got so emotional at the Oscars, Bobby Brown's family may, or may not be, shooting a reality show, and more.

Jolie A. Doggett Mar, 03, 2015

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We're loving all of the diversity on primetime TV and now, we're getting more of it on the web. Netflix is set to pick up the African film Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba. Elba plays a commander of guerrilla forces in a West African country who takes a young boy under his wing and trains him to become a soldier. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Speaking of diversity on TV, legendary television and stage actress Phylicia Rashad is making a triumphant return to primetime in an unorthodox role. Rashad will play a gay FBI agent star in Selma director Ava DuVernay's new CBS drama. For Justice will follow Rashad's character as she tries to find balance in her personal and professional life. [The Grio]

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While Bobbi Kristina fights for her life in the hospital, her family is reportedly gearing up to showcase their lives in a new reality show. TMZ reports that Bobby Brown's two sisters, his brother, and their kids are shooting a show about their personal struggles as a family, including Bobbi Kristina's time in the hospital. [TMZ]

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Remember when Terrence Howard got emotional at the Oscars? Howard told Jimmy Fallon that he was starstruck and became comically overwhelmed once he got on stage. "I get out there, and I'm breathing, and I got this memorized. I'm about to kill it," he said. "And then I get out there, and there's Oprah, there's Questlove…I thought I had it together, and then I hit the microphone… And I was like, 'Maybe nobody noticed.'" We noticed, Terrence. We noticed. [Entertainment Tonight]

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First Lady Michelle Obama is heading to Japan in a few weeks to help promote the education of girls around the world. Mrs. O will be making stops in Tokyo and Kyoto, then moving on to Cambodia to promote the President's "Let Girls Learn"initiative to encourage young girls to finish school. [ABC News]