Southside With You, the highly anticipated biopic about how Barack and Michelle Obama met, finally has a cast. Tika Sumpter will play a young Michelle Robinson opposite Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty) as Barack Obama. The film will center around their first date culminating in a first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor. Cant wait! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Also coming to a theater near you is Barbershop 3. Ice Cubes third installment of the Barbershop franchise will be released February 19, 2016. The film will star Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Anderson and Eve reprising their roles with Common and Nicki Minaj joining the cast.
Ja Rule has come out as pro-Hillary. The rapper appeared on Fox Business News on Thursday and openly endorsed the former Secretary of State for the 2016 Presidency although he was tempted to side with Republican Jeb Bush.
I like Hillary. But, you know, it’s crazy because … I also think Jeb is a good candidate as well,” he said. “But, you know, I don’t — I’m a Democrat, so yeah, so I would vote Hillary.” [Huffington Post]
Chris Brown has had a tough week: Battery charges filed then dropped, falling off of the stage during his Vegas performance. Just when he thought he could come home and relax, he finds a stalker naked in his bed.
21-year-old Amira Ayeb had broken into the singers home, cooked several meals, vandalized his belongings and wrote “I Love You” on the walls. Ayeb has been arrested and charged with burglary and felony vandalism with bail set at $50,000. [ET Online]
In addition to stationing it’s engineers at HBCUs across the country, Google’s VP Nancy Lee announced that the company also plans to spend $150 million on program that allow women and minorities more access to the company. They’re also expanding their recruitment pool to include more high schools and HBCU students. [Black Enterprise]
Willow Smith is back and blowing our minds with new music. The 14 year old just dropped the video for her new single “F Q-C #7 (frequency number seven)” and it’s as quirky as you can expect her video to be with Willow prancing through the forest wearing face paint and dancing with colorful versions of herself.
“The different Me’s represent my Chakras. Yellow is self-confidence, Blue is my voice (song), Red is my survival instinct, and Black is a combination of everything (the true me),” she shared.
Take a listen to Willow sing you through her day-to-day life right here.
Kenya’s twirl will not be stopped by Aunt Viv. Actress Janet Hubbard has continuously claimed that Kenya Moore did not pay her for starring in Kenya’s Life Twirls On TV project. Hubbard even went so far as to pursue criminal charges against her. But Kenya isn’t having it.
“Although Miss Hubert had been issued a total of 4 checks for her work since November 2014, SAG/AFTRA has officially determined that Moore Vision Media does not owe Miss Hubert any additional payment and all claims have been settled,” said a statement from Kenya’s camp. “We regret Miss Hubert felt it necessary to make personal attacks by slandering the producers, however, we echo the sentiment of the producers of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and wish Miss Hubert well in her future endeavors.” [The YBF]