Coffee Talk: Will and Jada Sign on to Produce Upcoming Teen Comedy

Plus: Nicki Minaj accuses MTV Video Music Awards of whitewashing, Sanaa Lathan pokes fun at rumors that she's dating rapper French Montana, Chris Brown finds his faith in an Instagram message and more!

Taylor Lewis Jul, 22, 2015

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America's favorite power couple is teaming up to produce a sure-to-be legendary high school comedy. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith recently inked a deal with Sony Pictures to produce the film, which is tentatively titled Ultra. No word on the release date, but we'll be waiting! [News One]

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When MTV released its Video Music Awards nominations yesterday, there was one notable name missing from the category of Video of the Year: Nicki Minaj. So Nicki decided to do something about it. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," she tweeted in a series of tweets. "When the 'other' girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. If I was a different 'kind' of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well." Pop singer and VMA nominee Taylor Swift took Nicki's tweets personally, tweeting to Nicki, "It's unlike you to pit women against each other." We don't think that was Nicki's point... [TIME]

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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? That's exactly what Sanaa Lathan did, just days after photos surfaced of the actress perched on French Montana's lap in Diddy' car and rumors began circulating Sanaa was booed up with one of the men. Sanaa responded, Instagramming a poster for her new movie, The Perfect Guy, with a caveat: French and Diddy's heads were Photoshopped over Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. We love it! [EurWeb]

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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater wants to make sure that everyone can access its magic. The troupe announced that in October, it would be releasing "Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance" in more than 400 theaters across the nation. Don't miss out! [Indie Wire]

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50 Cent is doing his best to dodge his legal messiness. Just days after he declared bankruptcy following a judge's orders to pay $5 million in damages post an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, the rapper is claiming that he doesn't own any of his luxury goods. He claims that the jewelry, cars and homes that he flaunts are all rented. [NBC News]

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Tamar Braxton stopped by Angie Martinez's radio show yesterday, where she voiced her displeasure of Rihanna's Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. "She doesn't sing R&B music. She's a pop star," Tamar said. "I had an issue with Rihanna being nominated at the Grammys for Best R&B Album. I love her [though]." [The Grio]


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