The Quick Read: Prince's Estate To Release Book Of Rare Photos And Poetry From Late Singer

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Sydney Scott Apr, 23, 2018

Here’s all the news you may have missed over the weekend:

Prince’s estate will release a book of never-before-seen photos and poetry from the late singer. The announcement comes after recent news that a Prince memoir is on the way. Currently, there is no release date for the new book. (TMZ)

Kanye West recently announced that he is producing a new Nas album. The rapper and producer took to Twitter to share the news with fans, tweeting, “I’m hand producing all the albums I tweeted about. Been chopping samples from the sunken place. Pusha May 25th My album June 1st me and Cudi June 8th and Teyana June 22nd and oh yeah…Nas June 15th.” (Twitter)

An elementary school teacher has been placed on leave after video surfaced of unidentified teacher dragging a seven-year-old boy off a school bus by his feet, leaving him with bruises and a concussion. Kimberly Hardin, the child’s mother, says her son told her about the altercation but didn’t believe him until another parent sent her video of the incident. Hardin says she wants the teacher fired and plans to press charges. (FOX13)

Kehlani took to Twitter to clear up any questions about her sexuality. The singer tweeted, “Cuz I keep geddin (sic) asked, i’m queer. not bi, not straight. i’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?” The singer later deleted and clarified tweets referring to her sexuality, adding, “because i am being corrected about the way in which i listed the gender spectrum and i’m super super sensitive to being offensive especially when i’m only trying to appreciate. point is, i love love, and that love lies in every gender there is.” (The Fader)

Janelle Monae is previewing her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, with a short film Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture. Monae told Billboard, “I’m always trying to expand out from the stereo speakers and tell stories visually and in different ways. So I set out to make an emotion picture, a narrative visual experience that could accompany my album.” The film will premiere on MTV and BET. (Billboard)

Jessica Williams is joining the Harry Potter universe. The actress and 2 Dope Queens co-host met up with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to announce Williams’s new role in the Fantastic Beasts universe as Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, a teacher at the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Williams in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Nov. 16. (Vulture)

Kandi Burruss gave her brutally honest opinion to paparazzi who asked her about Kim Zolciak’s departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Burruss told paps, “She wasn’t really on the show, she was visiting. She was a friend of the show. The show is stressful anyways. It’s stressful for everybody.” (TMZ)

Ava DuVernay is looking for five lead actors for her upcoming Netflix project about the Central Park Five. The director tweeted a casting notice over the weekend for four Black actors and one of Afro-Puerto Rican descent. The scripted miniseries will include five episodes that tell the story of five teens wrongfully accused of raping a woman in Central Park. (Twitter)

Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for its 15th season, making it the longest-running series on ABC. ABC entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said Friday, “Grey’s Anatomy has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way. Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.” (Shadow And Act)