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Happy Monday! Here’s all the news you may have missed over the weekend.
Singer Tevin Campbell is slamming rumors that he was sexually assaulted by Quincy Jones. The rumors, which have floated around for some time, flared up after Jones’ recent Vulture interview. Campbell took to Twitter to deny the claims, writing, “GTFOH wit the devil.” (Twitter 1, 2)
Black Girls CODE and Lyft are teaming up to provide free coding lessons to underprivileged girls. Through Lyft’s Round Up & Donate option, riders can round-up their fare and donate money to the Black Girls CODE cause.
Serena Williams made her return to competitive tennis over the weekend. Williams teamed up with her sister, Venus, for the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina. (Jezebel)
The oldest elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah is being renamed to celebrate the first Black woman to work as a NASA engineer, Mary W. Jackson. The school is currently named after slave owner Andrew Jackson. (The Salt Lake Tribune)
British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor claims Kendrick Lamar and his label, Top Dawg Entertainment, used her art without permission for their “All the Stars” video. Christopher Robinson, a lawyer for the artist, sent a letter to the label alleging copyright violation over the gold patterned artwork featured in the video. (NY Times)
Carl Anthony Payne, a.k.a. Cole, is totally down for a Martin reboot. The actor told paparazzi that he is “absolutely” in if a reboot happens. (TMZ)
O.J. Simpson will make his post-prison film debut in an upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen film. The former football player was reportedly paid $20,000 for the role. (Page Six)
Wendy Williams claims future royal Meghan Markle applied to work on her talk show. The host recently shared that bit of info this week with guest, actress AnnaLynne McCord. In December, Williams also called Markle “a bit of a wildcard,” before mentioning that she has actually come to the studio for a job. (Page Six)
Marlon Brando’s son has come forward to deny that the actor had sex with late comedian Richard Pryor. Miko Brando told reporters that the family is aware of Quincy Jones’ statements and “disappointed that anyone would make such a wrongful comment about either Marlon Brando or Richard Pryor.” (TMZ)
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