Another performer has been added to the long list of artists taking the stage at the Grammys and Idris Elba wants to see a Black woman play James Bond. All this and more news you may have missed in today’s Quick Read Roundup.
– Rihanna will take the stage with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller at this year’s Grammys. The trio will be performing their summer hit “Wild Thoughts” during Sunday’s ceremony. (The Fader)
– Morgan Freeman took home the Lifetime Achievement Award during Sunday’s SAG Awards. Freeman called the award an “honor” added that the moment had a “place in history.” (EW)
– Comedian Quinta Brunson is paying it forward by purchasing prom dresses and tuxedos for students in her hometown of Philadelphia. Brunson has received tons of responses from people hoping to find ways to help or donate. (Twitter)
– It’s still unclear whether or not Idris Elba will ever play James Bond, but the actor has thoughts about who should. In a recent interview, Elba expressed interest in seeing a Black woman play the iconic character. “It could be a woman. It could be a black woman. It could be a white woman. I think that character? Everybody would like to see them do something different with it.” (Variety)
– A Canadian woman has been sentenced to seven years in jail for the murder of her friend after she lied and told police that two Black men were responsible. (Toronto Sun)
– FOX has ordered a multi-camera comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery from Jerrod Carmichael. Currently titled Rel, the series follows a hard-working optimist whose outlook is tested when he finds out his wife is having an affair with his barber. (Shadow and Act)
– Rapper Too Short is being sued for sexual battery. Documents show that a woman named Teana Louis claims the rapper sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions in 2016. She’s suing the rapper for sexual harassment, sexual battery, false imprisonment, gender violence, and gender discrimination. (TMZ)