Coffee Talk: Sanaa Lathan Will Star in 'Flyy Girl' Movie Adaptation

Plus: Janet Jackson teases new song ahead of world tour, Sanaa Lathan is set to star in "Flyy Girl" film adaptation, Loretta Lynch is officially the U.S. Attorney General, Taraji P. Henson talks her hustle and more!

Dominique Hobdy Jun, 18, 2015

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Sanaa Lathan is set to star in and executive produce Omar Tyree's Flyy Girl, based on the famous book trilogy. Sanaa, who will play the character Tracy Ellison, spoke about the upcoming project saying, “So many people have grown up on this series and I’m looking forward to bringing Tracy Ellison’s story to life through film." [Variety]

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Janet Jackson wants her fans to know that the love is mutual. The star released a snippet of her new music via Twitter along with the sweet message, “I wanna tell you how important you are to me! Love J. #ConversationsInACafe.” The song comes ahead of her recently announced tour, set to kick off August 31. [EntertainmentWeekly]

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Finally! Loretta Lynch is officially our U.S. Attorney General. Sworn in with a Bible owned by Frederick Douglass, Lynch takes her official title after being involved in high-profile issues such as the Baltimore riots. Lynch is the first Attorney General to use Twitter. She took to her account Wednesday saying, "Hello, Twitter! Excited to join the conversation and share updates with you. Busy and exciting first weeks as AG - now I'm joining Twitter." [NYMag]

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Ladies first! U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that the $10 bill is being redesigned to feature a woman's portrait. The new bill, which currently features the nation's first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, will debut in 5 years to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. The Treasury has not decided who will receive the honor of appearing on the bill and says they are open to "ideas, symbols, and designs for the new 10." Use the hashtag #TheNew10 to weigh in. [USMagazine]

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In a cover story for Allure, Taraji P. Henson confirms what we've already suspected: she's always been a hustler. In the interview, Henson reveals that during her college days she was a hairdresser, charging $20 per person. “I knew how to hustle and make money," she said. "We used to do wet sets. I bought a hooded dryer and I had my box of rollers. I could have gone to jail, I had no license whatsoever. But it was just my friends. They were like 'Girl, hook me up.'" [HuffingtonPost]

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Kanye West fans got a welcome surprise when the emcee-turned-fashion designer released pictures of his new Boost 350 sneakers. The sleek sneaks are a part of West's collaboration with Adidas and will be available for $200 on June 27. [EOnline]


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