Mariah Carey has taken a step toward finding love and joined Match.com, the dating site for singles. Her profile says she is a divorcee with two children and possibly thinking about wanting to expand her family.
“I hope every woman who is single and listens to this song goes out and finds her infinity, whether on Match or the traditional way," she wrote in her personal statement. But she's not just looking for a mate. Carey used the dating site to premiere her new video for "Infinity." But maybe she'll find the man she's looking for, too. [Match.com]
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Shonda Rhimes to Publish First Book
ABC Thursday showrunner Shonda Rhimes is writing her first book, "Year of Yes," chronicling a challenge she took to say "yes" to unexpected invitations for one year.
“Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,” Rhimes said. “It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone.” Simon and Schuster will be publishing the memoir and we can't wait to add it to our booklists. [TIME]
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Lisa Leslie Will Be Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Congrats to Lisa Leslie for being inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. During her 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, Leslie won two WNBA championships, three WNBA MVP awards and four gold medals on the U.S. Basketball Women's national teams. Leslie will be inducted on June 12 in Knoxville, Tennessee. [Black Enterprise]
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David Oyelowo Won't Do 'Stereotypical' Roles
British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo has risen in the ranks and become a major star in Hollywood. While he's open to expanding his career and playing plethora of different characters, Oyelowo refuses to play stereotypical Black roles.
"Don't send me your script if you want me to play the Black best friend. I just won't do that," he told NPR. "You can feel when it's literally an afterthought; you can feel when it's like, 'Oh quick, let's get some color in here.' That I won't do because it's disrespectful and, for me, I'm either part of the solution or I'm part of the problem." [NPR]
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Mack Wilds to Star in VH1 Hip-Hop film
Mack Wilds will star in VH1's new scripted movie. The Breaks, co-starring Afton Williamson and Antoine Harris, will follow three friends trying to make their mark in the 1990's hip-hop industry. The story is based on Dan Charnas' book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop." Sieth Man of The Wire is writing, directing and excutive producing the film that is already beginning production. [Deadline]
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Fabolous and Emily B. Welcome New Baby Boy
Rapper Fabolous and his girlfriend Emily B. have welcomed a bouncing baby boy into their family. Former reality star Emily B. gave birth to the couple's second son in the early morning on June 2. The couple's first son, Jordan, was born in 2008 and Emily B. also has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Congrats to the growing family. [Hello Beautiful]
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