Coffee Talk: Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Reality Show

Plus: Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and more to headline Summer Jam, Empire star Grace Gealey's thoughts on colorism in the United States and more.

Jolie A. Doggett Apr, 01, 2015

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In 2012, Gabby Douglas made history as the first Black gymnast to win the best all-around gold medal at the Summer Olympics. Now the Olympic champion is getting her own reality show on Oxygen. Douglas Family Gold will follow the 19-year-old gymnast as as she tries to balance her personal life with training for the 2016 Olympics. [Colorlines]

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New York City radio station Hot 97 has some hot talent lined up for their annual hip hop mega concert, Summer Jam. This year, Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Chris Brown and more will be headlining the summer concert on June 7. Childish Gambino, Big Sean and others will also hit the stage to perform. [Complex]

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The team light-skinned, team dark-skinned concept is completely new to Empire star Grace Gealey. As a native of the Cayman Islands, she wasn't introduced to the idea of colorism until coming to the United States. 

“I’ve never felt like I was a light-skinned black woman. Never felt that way because we shared the same culture back home,” said Grace. “But when I came to America, that’s when I started to feel that there was a lot of push-back from women. I was definitely made aware that I am light-skinned. I realized that was a thing here.” [Hello Beautiful]

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Newly appointed Daily Show host Trevor Noah is already waist deep in public backlash and he hasn't even started the job yet. The 31-year-old South African comedian is finding himself in hot water over tweets he posted as far back as 2009 that some are calling sexist, racist and anti-Semitic. Noah took to Twitter to defend himself. "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian," he wrote. [Yahoo! News]

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Remember the man with 34 kids whose life Iyanla Vanzant tried to fix on her show? Well apparently he still needs help so he's getting a show of his own. Jay Williams, who has 34 children by 17 different women has landed a new series on OWN where Iyanla Vanzant will try to help him become the best father he can be. The series will air in September. [Clutch]


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