Actress Viola Davis
made history last night during the 2015 Emmy Awards as she became the first black woman to win the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama.
The star of How to Get Away with Murder also delivered a very powerful acceptance speech, which sent goosebumps up and down the arms of anyone who witnessed it.
Davis began her speech with a quote from Harriet Tubman: “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how.”
And paid homage to several other black actresses in her speech as well, mentioning Henson, Kerry Washington and Meagan Good as well as How to Get Away with Murder executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
It was this quote that reverberated throughout the airwaves:
“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” she said during her acceptance speech. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
In case you missed it, watch video + read transcript of Viola Davis’ black history moment below: Continue Reading…
It’s official! Comedian/radio personality Rickey Smiley has landed his own reality show.
Smiley tried his hand at a scripted series based on his life a while back (click HERE if you missed that) but it didn’t do too well, and now he and Roger Bobb are trying again… this time without a ‘script’.
TV One recently announced that Smiley’s show is in production and the hour-long show featuring the syndicated morning show host and stand-up comedian will be titled “Rickey Smiley For Real.”
The new reality show will reportedly follow Smiley as he navigates the “ups” and “downs” of professional demands, single fatherhood, and intimate relationships.
Shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, where he resides during the week, and in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, where he raises his family, Smiley’s struggle to find work-life balance while trying to maintain a love life will be a central focus of the series.
[Sidebar: Pretty soon there will be no one in Atlanta without a reality show! *sigh*]
More details about Rickey Smiley’s new reality show below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH!! Your favorite scented candle could be as harmful as smoking a cigerette!
It seems like everyday we find out about everyday things that can kill us and now doctors are claiming that the toxic soot emitted from burning those scented candles that we love so much, could be harmful to your health.
Details below… Continue Reading…
Things seem to be on and popping for the 8th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
as the ladies all posed for a group shot during their annual girl’s trip last weekend.
Cast regulars Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Williams all pose in the photo above alongside season 8 ‘newbies’ Sheree Whitfield, Kim Fields, Shamea Morton and a woman many have identified as ‘Tammy’.
[READ: #RHOA Season 8 Cast: Who Is Shamea Morton? ‘Housewife’ or Friend? (PHOTOS)]
I’m assuming a very pregnant Kandi Burruss snapped the photo because she was definitely on the group trip as well, and adding Kandi to the ladies shown above brings the total to a whopping NINE cast members for season 8!
[READ: Kandi Burruss Premieres Her Baby Bump… (PHOTOS)]
Who is this ‘Tammy’ woman, you ask? Well, I’ve asked around and my intel has given me a few deets about the newest RHOA addition.
Details below… Continue Reading…
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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris
recently appeared on Ebro in the Morning on NYC’s Hot 97 where he discussed several topics, one of which was his decision to part ways with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
The Grand Hustle front man admits there are no hard feelings, but their biz relationship is officially over. When asked what the breaking point was in his decision, Tip noted Iggy’s infamous response to Q-Tip as the turning point (click HERE if you missed that).
“After the Q-Tip thing, after I kind of had smoothed it over, like okay, ‘What is really meant to be said here is…’ After it was cool, everything was cool, and then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [accomplished].
I’ma be all the way real: I’m a loyal partner. If I rock with you I’m gon’ rock with you…I really do feel that they just needed a little more time to adjust, which I feel they can do. They have the talent, they have the charisma.”
Meanwhile, Tip is back on his grind and he also discussed why ATL2 has stalled + his newly release EP, ‘The Nic,’ which was released September 11, 2015.
Watch video of T.I.’s full interview below… Continue Reading…
Singer Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah is speaking out (again) regarding her thoughts on Bobbi Kristina‘s death.
Leolah recently appears on INSIDE EDITION where she states that she believes Bobbi Kristina Brown was murdered – and so was her mother, Whitney Houston.
[FLASHBACK: Leolah Brown Blasts Pat Houston for Wanting to Pull The Plug on Bobbi Kristina… ]
In an exclusive interview that aired last night, the older sister of Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown – spoke about losing her 22-year-old niece this summer.
I believe somebody killed my niece, just like they killed her mother.
Nick murdered Bobbi Kristina,” she said. “When Nick gets arrested, I think everything will fall like dominoes.
More details + watch video of Leolah’s interview below… Continue Reading…