Happy Friday! End the week with our daily round-up of news.
Is there a Martin reboot on the way? Maybe. Fans are getting excited following an Instagram post from Martin Lawrence’s fiancée Roberta Moradfar, in which she wrote, “Got word from my fiancé that my favorite show may be coming back.” (Instagram)
Black Panther is on track to make nearly $120 million its opening weekend. According to pre-release surveys, the film is set to make between $100-$120 million at the box office its first weekend. If that’s correct, the film will beat Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which posted an $85 million opening. (The Hollywood Reporter)
NYPD detective Kevin Desormeau was found guilty of perjury and false statements on Wednesday. The decision came after two days of deliberation and after the court reviewed evidence that Desormeau had sent an innocent man to jail on false drug charges. Desormeau’s partner, Detective Sasha Neve, was also convicted of official misconduct, but her conviction was overturned. (NY Daily News)
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared his love for Trump. Museveni tweeted his admiration for Trump on Tuesday and reiterated his comments during a speech to lawmakers in Kampala. “America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump. I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly. I don’t know if he’s misquoted or whatever, but when he speaks I like him because he speaks frankly.” (CNN)
Kandi Burruss and hubby Todd Tucker celebrated their son Ace’s birthday with an adorable animal-themed party. Burruss, who has been busy touring with Xscape and gearing up for her run in Chicago, says she was determined not to miss her son’s birthday. (People)
Nelly’s girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, is coming to the rapper’s defense following two new sexual assault accusations. Jackson admits that while couple’s relationship isn’t perfect, their issues should not open the door to false accusations. She explained this discredits the many women who’ve come forward with their experiences. (Instagram)
Do not come for Black-ish star Marsai Martin because she will clapback. One Twitter user found this out the hard way after she commented on the size of Martin’s head, the 13-year-old actress wrote back, “But your whole head doesn’t fit in the Avi Circle…or are you hiding a bad closure?” (Twitter)
A new study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has found a major gender imbalance in popular music. The study analyzed 600 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 from 2012-2017, revealing that women are severely underrepresented on the chart and behind the scenes. (Complex)
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