Despite claims that she's be 'blackballed' by Hollywood, Oscar winner Mo'Nique has laded a new role. She'll be starring as Ma Rainey in the highly anticipated biopic, Bessie, which stars Queen Latifah as the legendary singer. Bessie will air on HBO on May 16. [Clutch]
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Tracy Morgan's Health Showing Signs of Improvement
It's been eight months since the car accident that left Tracy Morgan hospitalized with broken legs and ribs and a severe brain injury. But happily, the comedian seems to be on the mend. He was photographed walking with a cane to his rehabilitation appointment this week. While he's healing, Morgan and his attorneys have filed suit against Wal-Mart claiming the truck driver who hit Morgan's vehicle and caused his injuries fell asleep behind the wheel. [The Grio]
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Kanye West Apologizes to Beck
Yup, you read that correctly. Kanye actually apologized. On Twitter no less! Kanye West, who rarely uses the social media platform, took to Twitter to public apologize to Beck for the incident at the Grammys.
"I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," he wrote. West also tweeted an apology to Bruno Mars and offered to collaborate with him.
"I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist," he wrote. "I also would love for Bruno to sing this hook 88 Keys Puff and I produced. I even asked Tyler to shoot the vid." [Twitter]
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Terrence J. and Keshia Knight Pulliam Advocate for HBCUs
Earlier this week, Terrence J and Keshia Knight Pulliam along with other celebs and digital influencers journeyed to the White House to share their experiences as HBCU students and encourage DC area students to attend HBCUs. The pair led a panel discussion about the benefits of getting an education at a Historically Black College or University. Twitter users joined in the discussion praising their respective HBCUs. [Necole Bitchie]
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Raven-Symoné to Guest Star on 'Black-ish'
Fresh off her appearance on Empire, Raven-Symoné has landed a guest role on another hit show. Symoné will guest star on ABC's Black-ish as Dre's gay sister Rhonda. who's sexuality makes Dre a little uncomfortable. Will you be watching? [EW]
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