Watch: Oprah Surprises Superfan Tiffany Haddish On ‘Ellen’

Oprah Winfrey sprung quite the surprise on rising star Tiffany Haddish today.

The latter, who has long professed her love for the media mogul, was being interviewed on the Ellen show about her many endeavours – including her hosting gig at the MTV Movie Awards.

During the hilarious segment, Ellen brought out Oprah whose very presence made a longtime wish of the comedienne come true.

Watch the touching moment after the jump…

Too cute!

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Tisha Campbell Files For Divorce From Duane Martin After 20 Years Of Marriage

Another couple bites the dust, and sadly this time it’s Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin. 

Full story below…

In statement to PEOPLE, 49-year-old Campbell announced that her 20 year marriage is being brought to an end.

She said:

“After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I’ve filed for divorce.

It’s an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family.”

Campbell, who rose to prominence on 90s sitcom ‘Martin’ and also starred in ‘My Wife And Kids,’ has two sons with ‘All Of Us’ actor Martin (52) – Ezekiel, 8, and Xen, 16.

Super sad news. We wish them the best moving forward.

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Tiffany Haddish To Host The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

In the absence of work to promote, Mo’Nique is doing the media rounds to plug her much discussed Netflix boycott.

The latest stop was The View, where things got a little…tense.

See what we mean below…

Mo’ first relayed her issue with the streaming service over what she deemed a combination of gender and race bias.

She then segue-wayed into Hollywood’s bigger issue with under-compensating and used her row over promoting ‘Precious’ as an example.

Indeed, as most will recall, she demanded to be compensated from the film studio to promote the movie internationally. She would later go on to claim that director Lee Daniels (who, along with Oprah Winfrey, tried to convince her to participate in promotion) let her know that she had been “blacklisted” due to her lack of compliance.

When sharing her stance, anchor Whoopi Goldberg interrupted to remind her that such promo is part of her contractual obligation when signing on to any film.

Watch how Mo’ reacted below…

At this point, it legitimately feels as though Mo’Nique is primarily protesting her various career missteps and the ramifications they’ve caused her.

Make no mistake, there is a huge issue with minorities not receiving their due. Indeed, Viola Davis recently spoke up about such.

But with Mo’Nique, her dramas are far too plentiful for it to always be somebody else’s fault. Far too plentiful.

Hence, for that reason, it was warming to see Whoopi check her. Albeit classily.

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Tiffany Haddish To Host The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Tiffany Haddish‘s bank of blessings just received another deposit.

Because the comedienne has just secured yet another gig: she has been announced as the host of the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Full story below…

The ‘Girls Trip’ star will officially preside over the ceremony on June 18th.

On why they tapped her for the gig, MTV said in a statement:

“Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film.”

The hosting gig comes in the midst of the 38-year-old’s mounting list of jobs this year; beyond her newly announced Netflix animation series, she’ll next be seen alongside Tracy Morgan on TBS sitcom ‘The Last O.G’ (which debuts April 3rd). Thereafter, she’ll be starring in the movie ‘Night School’ with Kevin Hart. That title has a September 28th arrival date. All of this in the wake of her inking a  game-changing first-look deal with HBO for her She Ready production company.

Slay!

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Wendy Williams Announces Three Week Sick Leave

Wendy Williams is taking a health-first approach.

Having only just returned from a hiatus caused by the “flu,” the talkshow host has announced that she will – on doctor’s orders – be taking a three week break from the spotlight.

The revelation came during today’s broadcast of The Wendy Williams Show. 

Speaking at length with her infamous “co-hosts,” the 53-year-old (who collapsed live on air last Fall) revealed that complications from thyroids flare-ups and Graves disease have been affecting her health.

Despite touting her “keep it moving” m-o, she says she will use the time off to recuperate:

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Social Media Pounces On Tyra Banks After #BlackPanther Tweet

When Tyra Banks‘ ‘America’s Next Top Model’ impacted the world in 2003 it did so in a world in which its audience was silent…at least for the most part.

Today, thanks to social media and the voice it has given consumers/viewers, that has all changed.

What this means for Banks’ entertaining but occasionally baffling show? Trouble.

For, said viewers are now using social media to remind the super mogul that they haven’t forgotten about the way she and her team of judges treated the show’s contestants.

What has any of this has to do with ‘Black Panther’?

Find out below…

 

Some found Banks’ celebration of African culture comical. Why?

 

 

The tweet above came arm in arm with the comments below…

 

How YaYa DaCosta feels about it?

Click here to find out.

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Netflix Nabs Tiffany Haddish As Lead In New Animated Series

If Tiffany Haddish has done anything since her breakout success in ‘Girls Trip,’ it’s count checks. And the latest comes from NetflixDon’t tell Mo’Nique.

 

 

Full story below…

The streaming giant announced that the 38-year-old will serve as the lead voice and executive producer of new animated series ‘Tuca & Bertie.’

Commissioned for a 10-episode first season, the show is a comedy centered around the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan (Haddish), and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

News of the gig comes in the wake of the comedienne’s mounting list of jobs this year; she’ll next be seen alongside Tracy Morgan on TBS sitcom ‘The Last O.G’ (which debuts April 3rd). Thereafter, she’ll be starring in the movie ‘Night School’ with Kevin Hart. That title has a September 28th arrival date. All of this in the wake of her inking a  game-changing first-look deal with HBO for her She Ready production company.

Needless to say, busy times!

For ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ Haddish is joined by on the producing panel by ‘Bojack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Lisa Hanawalt, Noel Bright, and Steven A. Cohen. [Source]

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Watch: Ryan Coogler Unearths #BlackPanther Secrets In Tell-All Video

 Ready to be surprised?

Press play to find out how the creative used colours, African history, flying cameras and more to create a historically loaded scene.

Hit the play button below…

Thought you knew everything there was is to know about Marvel‘s cinematic superstar Black Panther’?

Well, think again.

For, today has delivered a piece put together by Vanity Fair in which the movie’s director Ryan Coogler unlock secrets from its creative vault and dissect one of its grandest scenes.

 

Need more ‘Black’ in your life?

Hit this link to learn how African-American movie goers are driving its success and here to learn how it’s faring at the box office.

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Watch: Danai Gurira & Lupita Nyong’0 Take #BlackPanther To ‘The View

The world has been gripped with ‘Black Panther’ mania!

Joining in on the fun? ABC‘s ‘The View’!

 

 

 

 

Today, two of its leading ladies, Danai Gurira & Lupita Nyong’o,  made their way to the show to discuss the movie.

However, something magical happened once they arrived.

What it was? A conversation centred on feminism, race relations and the reason creatives of colour mustn’t be deterred by the obstacles they may face in Hollywood.

Watch below…

Such a great conversation.

With Lupita’s words in mind what do you think black creatives can do to impact Hollywood?

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‘Black Panther’ Generates $25 Million In Korea / Earns $360 Million Worldwide

Fears that the African led movie ‘Black Panther‘ would fail in Asia have been crushed under the weight of box office glory this week.

In the mood for good news.

 

 

 

 

Meet us after the bounce…

With Asia’s well-documented history of anti-blackness in mind, Hollywood often steers clear of enlisting black actors to star in movies it intends to launch in the market.

Today, Ryan Coogler’‘Panther’ has given the industry hope that times are a-changing. Why? The $25 million the action picture has earned in South Korea.

This figure pushes the movie’s opening number to a brilliant $361 million on a global front as its popularity continues to swell in markets its producers feared it would crumble in.

Dave Hollis, Disney’s President of Theatrical Distribution shared…

Our goal is to make movies that reflect the diversity of our world because those are the stories that resonate everywhere. To have the ability to show other people’s experience is part of the beauty of movies, but it also allows for rich storytelling, and for the people whose experiences are up on the screen, especially if they have not been showcased a ton. The meaningful nature of being able to see yourself represented, those things really matter to everyone, but in this case it matters even more to communities of color. Representation matters and the times we’ve leaned into it, we’ve had massive results.

Why its reign in Korea is significant? A large portion of the project was shot there.

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