The Quick Read: Lena Waithe and Kid Fury Team Up For New HBO Comedy Series
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Here’s all the news you need to know: Kid Fury is developing a new HBO series with Lena Waithe among its executive producers. The project, dubbed a surreal dark comedy, will center on a 20-something gay Black man “navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City” while battling depression. Fury, born Gregory A. Smith, will write and co-executive produce. (Variety) Beyoncé has been given “unprecedented control” over the September cover of Vogue. The Everything Is Love singer will have full reign over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself. Also, for the first time ever in the publication’s 126-year history, the coveted annual issue will be shot by a Black photographer hired by Bey—23-year-old Tyler Mitchell. (Huffington Post)
The body of the missing Black University of Kentucky student has been found in Israel. TeNiya Elnora Jones, a 19-year-old sophomore, was swimming at a beach with two other students in Tel Aviv during a summer abroad program when she was swept out into the Mediterranean Sea. Jones’ mother and grandfather are traveling to Tel Aviv from her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida. (ABC News) Drake and Zendaya are teaming up for Euphoria, an HBO drama series. The drama pilot starring The Greatest Showman star will be executive produced by Drake and his co-manager Future the Prince. Created by writer/director Sam Levison, Euphoria will follow a group of students as they indulge in sex, social media, drugs and more. (Complex) Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow are set to release a new song together. The track titled “Dear Father” doesn’t have a release date but is a nod to Tupac Shakur’s “Dear Mama.” “We are still working on it,” the Wicked Wisdom frontwoman said. “But it’s pretty dope. Willow has always wanted to do some stuff with me.” (Vibe)