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Disney has acquired a new pitch for a live-action fairytale about a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. Based on an original idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is expected to produce. (Deadline)
Tina Turner wrote a heartfelt message to her son, Craig Turner, who passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The “Proud Mary” singer spread her son’s ashes off the coast of California, saying, “He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.” (Ebony)
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has left ABC Studios for Netflix in a new deal. Barris is severing his four-year term but will remain the executive producer of his hit shows. “No matter what, the studio has never wavered in their support of my creative vision. Leaving is bittersweet, but between my series on the air and projects currently in development, I know I’ll continue to work with ABC Studios for a long time.” (Vibe)
Barack and Michelle Obama danced and sang along during Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s recent tour stop in Landover, Maryland. The former first couple got out of their seats and enjoyed the set. The Carters are currently performing for their joint On The Run II tour, which Michelle and Sasha Obama enjoyed just a week ago in Paris alongside Queen Bey’s mother, Tina Knowles. (People)
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