New Childish Gambino, a discrimination lawsuit against CNN and TBS, and Omarosa landing her first post-White House job — here are a few of the things on today’s news round-up.
Catch up on all the news you need to know below.
– Omarosa Manigault Newman has landed her first job since being fired from the White House. The former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison has signed with the American Program Bureau to take on speaking opportunities. Omarosa will reportedly be requesting up to $50,000 for each engagement. (TMZ)
– A Michigan man was arrested for threatening to kill CNN employees. Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters with four containing threats. Griesemer also made disparaging remarks about African-Americans and Jewish people. (CNN)
– Kendrick Lamar and SZA will headline TDE’s The Championship Tour. TDE’s first ever full label tour will also include recent signee SiR, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, and more. (Billboard)
– Bill Cosby dropped by Philadelphia’s Club LaRose for a surprise set on Monday. The comedian, who has been accused of sexual assault, didn’t discuss the impending retrial he’s facing after the first ended in a hung jury in June. (Vulture)
– During a recent panel at Sundance, Omari Hardwick discussed why Black actors steer clear of method acting while addressing the issues they face when preparing for a role. “I don’t want to be pulled over while ‘driving while method.’ Not fully method. I’ll get in trouble for that. That’s scarier.” (Vulture)
– Donald Glover has signed a record deal with RCA. The new deal also comes with the promise of new music sometime this year. (Variety)
– Tiffany Haddish will appear on Tuesday’s episode of Drunk History. The comedian will tell the story of art historian Rose Valland, who outsmarted the Nazis. (Refinery29)
– An ex-employee of TBS is suing the network for racial discrimination against Black employees. This comes after two employees sued CNN, which along with TBS is owned by Time Warner, for racial discrimination in 2016. (Vibe)
– Various celebrities like Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Williams, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant have joined Colin Kaepernick in donating to charity by matching the former 49ers donations to various charities. Kaepernick is close to his goal of donating $1 million to charity with $950,000 already given to various organizations. (Sports Illustrated)
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