Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer is getting ready to take on the biggest role in the universe. Spencer is tapped to play God in the screen adaptation of William P. Young's The Shack, whichfollows a man whose daughter is kidnapped and murdered. God (Spencer) helps guide the man to finding his daughter's killer. [Flavorwire]
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Jada Pinkett-Smith Not Returning to 'Gotham'
Sassy gangster boss Fish Mooney may have seen her last days in Gotham. Jada Pinkett-Smith, who portrays Mooney on the show, says she's not sure if she's coming back for season two. “I don’t think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up,” Pinkett Smith said. “But there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham, believe you me. There’s a lot of good stuff coming.” Pinkett-Smith is open to a cameo appearance, though. Fish Mooney may not be gone forever. “She could show up anywhere," Pinkett-Smith said. "You never know!” [Entertainment Weekly]
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Joins FOX News
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has joined the conservative FOX news as their latest contributor. “Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans,” said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. “Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network.” [News One]
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50 Cent's Son Lands $700,000 Modeling Contract
50 Cent's 2-year-old son Sire Jackson is already a working man. The toddler has just landed a $700,000 modeling contract with Kidz Safe, the children's brand from 50 Cent's audio company. But this little cutie won't be able to spend his big bucks any time soon. "Already he's making his own money! I was ready to say, 'This is your college fund,'" 50 said on The Angie Martinez Show. "The money goes into a trust. He can't even touch it until he turns 18." [Necole Bitchie]
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Simone Biles Breaks Record at The American Cup
Gymnast Simone Biles continues to set records and make history.
In her first event since winning gold at the world championships in China last year, Biles completed a nearly flawless routine on the uneven bars at the A&T American Cup and set a new women's record of 4.47 points.
Don't worry, there were no bees on the podium to interrupt her championship win this time. The 17-year-old will compete for her third straight world title in Glasgow, Scotland in October. [Hello Beautiful]
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Willow and Jaden Smith on Being Inspired by Dad
Willow and Jaden Smith definitely have minds of their own (just look at their social media accounts). But they both are heavily inspired by their famous father, Will Smith, as they grow in music and in life. "He's taught me a lot about driving and just about life. And I love his songs," Jaden said. "My dad is awesome. I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for all of the things he's taught me." [Billboard]
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