Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Bunk on HBO’s The Wire, will be co-starring opposite Kerry Washington in the Anita Hill biopic, Confirmation. Pierce will play Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nominee who was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting Hill. Production on the HBO film begins this summer. [IndieWire]
In the midst of the unrest in Baltimore, Donald Trump saw fit to criticize the protesters and the President of the United States. “Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!” Trump said in a tweet.
Empire star Jussie Smollett wasn’t having any of that. He tweeted the perfect response.
“You are the most ignorant man on the planet. A media whore with purchased intelligence. Disgusted to call you an American.”
Well damn. [Hello Beautiful]
16-year-old Amandla Stenberg continues to prove that she is wise beyond her years. The Hunger Games actress took to Twitter to respond to media outlets who are focusing on the negative aspects of the unrest in Baltimore.
“Don’t condemn our anger,” Stenberg tweeted. “Don’t denounce our pain as savage. What’s savage is the cruel inhumanity and brutality of the police. Condemn that.”
“This battle is hard but crucial. The revolutionary youth will change the world,” she added. Well said! [Clutch]
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has returned home following a visit to the emergency room on Wednesday. Abdu-Jabbar, 68, recently underwent a quadruple coronary bypass surgery and complained of dizziness on Wednesday. He is expected to make a full recovery. [People]
Floyd Mayweather is clearly feeling himself as he preps for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. So much so that he’s gone so far to say that he’s better than Muhammad Ali.
Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson begs to differ. “He’s very delusional,” Tyson said. “The guy is going around saying he is better than Ali. He’s a very small, scared man.” [Complex]