Happy Friday! Don’t head into the weekend without catching up on today’s news, which includes Jermaine Dupri asking for his flowers and Grown-ish getting renewed for a second season. Here’s everything you need to know.
Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow and her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, have landed a new talk show on Facebook. Red Table Talks will see the three ladies discussing social issues and major news, and sharing their perspectives as an inter-generational family. (MadameNoire)
Jermaine Dupri wants some respect put on his name for placing Atlanta’s hip-hop scene on the map. The mega-producer recently pointed out on The Breakfast Club that has contributions to hip-hop are often overlooked, even calling out Outkast. “I don’t get the flag for selling eight million records with Kris Kross. I guess that wasn’t hip-hop? People leave that out. OutKast ain’t sell eight million records on their first album.” (The Breakfast Club)
Prosecutors in the Bill Cosby retrial have filed a new motion requesting that 19 other accusers, including model and former America’s Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson, testify during the new trial. Court proceedings are scheduled to begin on April 2. (Vulture)
Rejoice! Black-ish spin-off and Freeform hit Grown-ish has been renewed for a second season. The second season also includes an episode increase with the network ordering 20 episodes. (Shadow and Act)
Could Toya Wright and daughter Reginae Carter be done with Growing Up Hip Hop? Possibly. Wright recently voiced concerns over how her daughter is portrayed on the show, even adding, “Please don’t call us next season,” after calling out the show on Instagram. (The Shade Room)
That’s So Raven actor Orlando Brown has found himself in trouble again. The actor was recently arrested after an argument with his girlfriend and her mother got heated. Police stepped in and after running his name through the system found an active warrant stemming from a 2017 incident where he allegedly struck his girlfriend in a police parking lot. (TMZ)
A top staffer on Megyn Kelly’s Megyn Kelly Today claims he was fired after reporting the show’s “toxic and demeaning” environment. Kevin Bleyer claims the environment was “abusive ” with top execs bullying lower level employees. (Page Six)