Happy Halloween, all you ghouls! October came and went with no shortage of head-spinning news, so say goodbye to the tenth month of the year with these buzz-worthy tidbits.
1. On Monday, Wanda Sykes slammed Kevin Spacey for his controversial apology to actor Anthony Rapp. Rapp accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him when he was just 14-years-old. Spacey’s apology to the actor barely acknowledged the allegation, instead, the actor came out as gay. Many have since criticized Spacey for connecting his behavior with homosexuality. (Metro)
2. Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry is the latest addition to Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation, If Beale Street Could Talk. Henry joins a cast that includes Regina King, Teyonah Parris, and Colman Domingo. (Deadline)
3. On Monday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Confederate general Robert E. Lee “an honorable man.” Kelly told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” He also touched on the controversy surrounding his statements about Rep. Frederica Wilson, adding that he felt he had nothing to apologize for. (The Washington Post)
4. Baltimore private school students are facing a firestorm after racially-charged images of the students dressed as Freddie Gray went viral. One of the students is believed to be a graduate of Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, but administrators from other private schools say they are speaking to students and faculty. (Baltimore Sun)
5. Cardi B is getting candid in a new interview. The rapper, never one to mince words, talks beefing with other rappers, her life in 25 years, and getting a yeast infection from hotel soap. (Rolling Stone)
6. In a new PSA for Method, actress Tiffany Haddish is urging everyone to wash their hands, which you should be doing already. In the ad, Haddish spies on bathroom goers and pokes fun at the ones who don’t wash their hands, “You go back to the wall with the rest of the nasty men! You did not wash—he did not wash his hands!” (YouTube)
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