It’s Tuesday, which means news is in full swing and we’ve got the morning highlights for you.
– Actress LisaRaye McCoy is the latest celebrity to be hit by a burglary. According to law enforcement, the Single Ladies star lost roughly $160K in jewelry and purses. No report on whether the crook has been caught. (TMZ)
– Brooklyn rapper, Joey Badass, claims that an American Airlines’ flight attendant racially profiled him during a recent flight. Shared via Twitter, the talent said that when he attempted to put his bag up and take his first-class seat, the attendant came by and told him he was in the wrong section. Damage control was attempted, but it was clearly too late. (Bossip)
– Omarosa could receive a $500K payout for her recent casting on Celebrity Big Brother. The reality star-turned White House staffer-turned reality star again will be on the CBS program alongside Brandi Glanville and former NBA player, Metta World Peace. (CNN)
– Puerto Rico remains in a state of devastation following Hurricane Maria but is no longer in an emergency, according to federal agencies. After providing “more than 30 million gallons of potable water and nearly 60 million meals across the island,” FEMA will discontinue providing aid to the island this Wednesday — despite the thousands who still remain without electricity. (NPR)
– Azealia Banks has plenty to say about White feminism in Hollywood, according to a recent Instagram post. Following the #Grammys uproar over misrepresentation of women, Banks says she believes White women’s newfound need to stand in solidarity is “selfishness pretending to be virtue.” (Instagram)
– A Chuck Berry documentary has been authorized by his estate. The biopic about the legendary rocker will be produced and directed by Jon Brewer, who’s done films on B.B. King, Nat King Cole, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Ronson’s careers. (Deadline)
– Donald Glover, who will soon retire his stage moniker, Childish Gambino, is nearing E.G.O.T. (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) status, and he feels the pressure. “It’s scary, it’s a lot of pressure to be hearing, ‘Now you have to get an Oscar,” he recently told Vibe after the Grammys. (Vibe)
– Meek Mill’s case faces setback after documents reveal judge Genece Brinkley never asked the rapper to drop Roc Nation as management. The rapper’s lawyer has argued that the judge was biased against Meek, but the transcripts prove otherwise. (Complex)
– Michael K. Williams joins the Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell-led Super Fly remake. He is cast as Scatter in the Director X-helmed Sony film, set to debut this June. (Shadow and Act)
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