The Quick Read: Bruno Mars And Cardi B Drop ‘In Living Color’ Inspired Video For ‘Finesse’
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Renewals, sequels, and Black Panther character details make the news this morning. Plus, Hoda Kotb’s salary is making headlines and Trump and Kendrick Lamar may meet face-to-face. Here’s everything you need to know today: – Cardi B and Bruno Mars have dropped a video and remix for “Finesse.” And, once again, Cardi delivers punchy verses as the two pay homage to In Living Color with their 90s-themed video. (Pitchfork)
– The Real has been renewed through 2020. The show, which has been nominated for an Emmy and NAACP Image Award, features hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai. (Shadow And Act) – Netflix’s Bright is getting a sequel. Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and director David Ayer are expected to return. And, while the film has received many negative reviews, Bright is currently the number one movie on Netflix in over 190 countries. (The Hollywood Reporter) – Hoda Kotb will be making much less than disgraced Today host Matt Lauer. On Monday, Kotb was named co-anchor of the popular show, but her salary of $7 million is $18 million less than Lauer’s $25 million. Kotb’s co-host Savannah Guthrie will also be making $7 million. Lauer was fired in November over allegations of sexual misconduct. (Page Six) – Could Donald Trump and Kendrick Lamar meet face-to-face? Maybe. Trump is reportedly set to attend the Georgia-Alabama football game on Monday, where Lamar will be the halftime performer. The rapper has been a vocal critic of the president, who, as we all know, isn’t so great at taking criticism. (myAJC) – New character bios for Black Panther have been revealed. The bios give new details about some of the upcoming film’s badass characters, including villain Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and Okoye (Danai Gurira). (Twitter) – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Adrienne Nelson, a trial judge in Multnomah County, to the state’s supreme court. Nelson will be the state’s first Black supreme court judge in its 170-year history. (OPB)

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