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Get ready to get inside the life and mind of Taraji P. Henson. She's set to release a memoir in 2016. Sources say Henson will write about her childhood growing up in Washington D.C., being a single parent and of course, her film and TV roles that rocketed her to stardom. [NY Times]
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Kevin Hart got on stage at the MTV Movie Awards to accept the Comedic Genius Award and gave the sweetest acceptance speech ever. In addition to thanking his fiancée and ex-wife, he also thanked his two children Heaven and Hendrix.
"I wanna thank my fiancée for being my rock right now," he said. "I wanna thank my ex-wife for giving me these two kids who are my best friends right now; Heaven for being the most amazing daughter, Hendrix for being the most amazing son. My kids, I'm doing all of this for them. I'm trying to leave a legacy for them. Last but not least my fans—this is for y'all, I love y'all." [E! Online]
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Word on the street is Beyoncé and Solange have a new step-father. Their mother, 61-year-old Tina Knowles, reportedly said "I do" to her longtime boyfriend, actor Richard Lawson, over the weekend in a private ceremony at sea. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Blue Ivy, Solange and more were spotted aboard a yacht wearing all white with Tina Knowles among them in a white gown. Congratulations to the happy couple! [TMZ]
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Two students at Princeton University are trying to keep Big Sean off of their campus. The rapper is scheduled to perform at the university's Lawparties concert but students Rebecca Basaldua and Duncan Hosie have started a petition to cancel the performance due to the rapper's "homophobic" and "misogynistic" language.
"I started researching Big Sean’s language and I found language that was both misogynistic and homophobic," Hosie said. "We wrote an op-ed piece that we published on Google Docs [on Sunday] and wanted to see the number of supporters." [Color Lines]
The document already has 500 signatures. The concert is scheduled for April 17. [Colorlines]
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Keke Palmer has a big year ahead: a new movie, a new TV series, a new book and the return of her talk show, Just Keke.
"This past year, I did the first season of my show, Just Keke, which I am getting ready to go back into production for in May. I’m really excited about it," she said. She's also working on her first book where she'll discuss social media bullying.
"I’m writing my first book right now and [bullying] is something that I really want to put in there because everybody experiences something like that from a different scale," she said. "I’ve been there and it can be hurtful." [Access Hollywood]
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