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Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain, is denying claims that her father had sex with Marlon Brando. In two Facebook posts, Rain calls Quincy Jones, who revealed the rumored tryst, a “brilliant music producer who is losing his mind.” She also says Pryor’s widow is “legitimizing herself” and aims to tarnish her father’s name. (Facebook 1, 2)
Diddy has finally spoken out about the #DiddyCrop and it turns out he’s not the mastermind behind it. Diddy told Ellen DeGeneres that his personal photographer is the petty genius cropping and photoshopping people out of photos. (The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Bermuda has become the first nation to legalize, then repeal same-sex marriage. Gov. John Rankin approved the repeal Wednesday night. International human rights groups have condemned the move, saying it “unconscionably ripped away the right of loving same-sex couples in Bermuda to marry.” (NY Daily News)
Chance the Rapper and basketball star Dwyane Wade are working on a basketball documentary for FOX. Shot in the Dark will be executive produced by the pair and tells the story of Chicago’s Orr Academy High School basketball player Tyquone Greer. (Complex)
Laverne Cox has opened up about her own #MeToo experience, revealing that she had a nonconsensual sexual encounter. “I got to confront a man that I’d had a sexual encounter with that the encounter was consensual but then something happened that wasn’t consensual. And I was able to recently confront him about that. And what was interesting to me in the confrontation is that he had no idea that his behavior was predatory…” Cox continued to discuss why a continued conversation about consent is important. (People)
The Black Panther soundtrack has finally arrived. Curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE, the soundtrack features artists like SZA, Jorja Smith, Vince Staples and more. (The Fader)
Ravyn Lenae’s new EP, Crush, has arrived. The singer announced that the new project, executive produced by The Internet’s Steve Lacy would arrive at midnight and fans have rushed to listen. (Twitter)
Beyoncé has smashed another record. The singer is the first artist to have three albums reach a billion streams on Spotify despite the fact that most of her music only appears on Tidal. (MTV UK)
ABC has finally set a premiere date for the much-anticipated Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder crossover episode. Fans can tune in March 1 to see Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating meet face to face. (Variety)
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