Coffee Talk: Taraji P. Henson to Star in New Drama, 'The Best of Enemies'

Plus: Claudia Jordan injured in six-car pile-up, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are putting on a free concert in Haiti, Sherri Shepherd's divorce is finalized, and more!

Taylor Lewis Jun, 26, 2015

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Taraji P. Henson is returning to the big screen to star in The Best of Enemies, a drama directed by Robin Bissell, who produced the popular Hunger Games movies. Taraji will play Atwater, a 1960s civil rights activist who is forced to work with C.P. Ellis, a Ku Klux Klan head. The film is set to begin filming sometime next year. [Deadline]

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Sherri Shepherd is officially a free woman. After a difficult split with her now-ex, Lamar Sally, the pair's divorce was finalized earlier this week, and Sherri is elated. "I told everybody my settlement because when people ask me for money, I want them to know I don't have any," she said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, adding that she texted her friends and family as soon as the divorce was finalized. "But it's okay; I got my freedom." As long as you're happy, Sherri! [The D.L. Hughley Show]

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Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino is lending his voice to a new superhero! The rapper/actor/comedian will voice the new Spiderman cartoon, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, set to premiere in August. "Many kids of color who, when they were playing superheroes with their friends, their friends wouldn't let them be Batman or Superman because they don't look like those heroes, but they could be Spider-Man because anyone could be under the mask." Looks like we have our new Black superhero! [The Source]

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Just days after reportedly being fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan was involved in a six-car pile-up on a Georgia interstate. According to reports, the vehicle that she was in stopped to avoid hitting an accident in front of them, but was then rear-ended by two vehicles. "I was hurt and very shook up and injured my neck. Severe whiplash," Jordan told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. We're wishing you a speedy recovery, Claudia! [Madame Noire]

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Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are coming to Haiti. Breezy announced on Twitter today that the duo would be performing a free concert in Port-au-Prince—the first free concert the country has seen since the Fugees' 1994 concert. "Putting on a free show for the people of Haiti!" Chris tweeted earlier this morning. [Vibe]


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