That’s right. You made it to Friday Eve! As the weekend quickly approaches, read up on Jesse Williams’ next role, where you can keep up with SZA’s new project and when you can catch Cardi B’s comeback! Here’s all the news you need to:
Cardi B will open the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with her first performance since childbirth. The “I Like It” rapper’s return to the stage comes less than two months after welcoming daughter Kulture Kiari with fiancé Offset. Other performers for the night include Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and more. Party with Cardi B on August 20. (People)
Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams will play the lead in Jay Baruchel’s Random Acts of Violence alongside Jordana Brewster of The Fast and the Furious franchise. The feature horror film focuses on a band of lover and friends who start getting killed on their way to Comic-Con. “It goes down,” Williams wrote on Instagram to share the news. No details on when the film will premiere. (Deadline)
Terry Crews is being sued by his former social media manager, Darwin Hall, in the amount of $1 million. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has been accused of not paying Hall, a former friend, for work managing and promoting Crews’ social media accounts when Crews was beginning his career in 1999. According to tweets from last December, Crews alleges that he’s the victim of a “shakedown” but Hall has since denied those claims. (Variety)
SZA has launched a clothing line dedicated to sustainability. Ctrl Fishing Co., a line she has been teasing on Instagram, includes t-shirts and sweatshirts embroidered with phrases like “Puck Flastic” and “Sustainability Gang.” No word yet on when the items adorned with whales and seahorses goes on sale. (Fader)
On Tuesday, Rep. Keith Ellison won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, despite being accused of domestic abuse. The allegations came to light Saturday after the son of Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, posted the accusations of physical and verbal abuse to Facebook. Monahan later accused Ellison of emotional abuse, as well as dragging her off a bed during one incident. (HuffPost)
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