Here’s everything you may have missed over the weekend.
Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Whitney Houston’s late daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was arrested in Florida Saturday on a domestic violence charge. Police observed that Gordon’s girlfriend Laura Leal had a slightly swollen bloody lip when they arrived on the scene. Gordon is in the process of being released after being given a $500 bond. He is expected to appear in court on April 6. (People)
Keri Hilson is opening up about her battle with depression. The singer revealed during a recent event with Silence the Shame—an organization that aims to demystify the stigmas around mental health—that she’s spent seven years of her life battling depression, “I can’t say that I’m all the way clear, but I’m in the clear.” (MadameNoire)
On Sunday, Barry Jenkins gave attendees at SXSW a glimpse of the Oscars speech he never got the opportunity to deliver. The director reflected on his award-winning film, Moonlight, before delivering the final line of his speech, which he never got to share during the Academy Awards. “I have this thing I wanted to say about brick walls,” Jenkins said. “I’ve run through a lot of brick walls to get to this stage. I only realized looking back that is what I’d done. I look back and I realize there are friends who are left on the other side of those walls. It’s a very bittersweet thing.” (Variety)
The trailer for Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You has dropped. The film stars Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield and sees Stanfield’s Cassius struggling to find his purpose in life with the help of his girlfriend Detroit (Thompson). (YouTube)
DeWanda Wise has also recently opened up about depression. The actress shared on Instagram on International Women’s Day, “Ya girl got some pretty challenging news this week, & on this #InternationalWomensDay I find myself battling sadness & #depression. Still, I’m thankful for the highs and lows. Combined they make me both confident and compassionate. In them, I find just how strong my weaknesses are. I keep hearing ‘Life is not happening to you, it’s happening for you’ & today I’m struggling to make the truth of that stick. Thank you to all the women whose resolve & tenacity keeps me going. If you’re battling something today, let’s make another day together.” (Instagram)
Wood Harris is set to ABC drama pilot The Mission. The show follows the lives of cops on and off the beat with Harris playing Sgt. Frank Griffith, a veteran cop who’s no longer enthusiastic about the job. (Deadline)
DAY26’s Brian Angel has dropped a new single, “AWEsome.” The track is a call for everyone to turn every day into a good one with Angel telling ESSENCE, “Awesome should be the goal for everyday life. I wanna feel awesome all day every day. No more bad days, every day is awesome. ‘Awesome’ is the first official single for my solo project entitled The Whole Truth. I wanted the world to see Brian Angel’s growth, the true Brian Angel not the clean cookie cutter guy that they see in DAY26.” (Listen to the song here.)
A fatal NYC helicopter crash has left five dead after one of the passenger’s bags may have inadvertently hit the emergency fuel shutoff button. The pilot, the lone survivor of the crash, was able to free himself and was rescued. (CNN)
Cardi B’s debut album is set to drop in April. No title or further details have been released, but at the 2018 iHeartRadio awards the rapper announced, “New album in April — stay tuned mother f—ers.” (Variety)
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