Comedian Trevor Noah Named New Host of 'The Daily Show'

Plus: the TSA will stop searching Black women's hair, Rihanna's animated movie "Home" tops the box office, Tasha Smith has to pay ex-husband $7000 a month in spousal support, and more.

Yolanda Sangweni Mar, 30, 2015

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Comedian Trevor Noah has been named the new host of The Daily Show. The 31-year-old South African, who joined The Daily Show as a contributor in 2014, will take over from Jon Stewart later this year. [Deadline]

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Actress Tasha Smith has reportedly been ordered to pay $7K a month in spousal support to Keith Douglas according to the settlement of their divoirce. [TMZ]

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DreamWorks’ Home won the box office with $54 million on its opening weekend. The animated family movie, featuring Rihanna’s voice as the main character Tip, totally surpassed expectations. [Variety]

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BBC Films has announced plans to finance a documentary on the life and times of Grace Jones. Grace Jones -- The Musical Of My Life has been in production for seven years, but now, new financing from BBC Films means the documentary will hopefully come to our screens. [Billboard]

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The Transportation Safety Administration has agred to stop searching Black women's hair after two women took their complaints to the American Civil Liberties Union. The agency has also reportedly agreed to conduct anti-discrimination training sessions with officers. [NewsOne]


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