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Ava DuVernay Won’t Be Directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Movie Due To Creative Differences

Things that make you go HMMMMMmmmm

In about five years or maybe ten, I feel like we’ll get the full story on this one and I cannot wait to find out what exactly happened in that Marvel studio meeting room. But right now, it is official—Ava DuVernay, critically acclaimed director of Selma will not be directing Marvel‘s upcoming Black Panther movie. I just about lost my mind when I heard the rumors that she was signing on, but in a strange way I’m also glad that she’s not taking on the project. And DuVernay‘s also speaking out about why she turned down the role of director. Click inside for more!

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Are Dunzo!

"We have made the difficult decision to divorce."

After a few months of whispers that turned into a few recent weeks of rumors, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced today that they are ending their 10 year marriage. Altho the couple has yet to formally file for divorce, they have released an announcement today revealing their decision to do so. Just about a week ago, moving trucks showed up at the Affleck-Garner abode but the couple insisted that they were not break-up, that the trucks were at their home due to “renovations”. Clearly, we know now, that that is not the case. Click below to read the full text of the couple’s break-up announcement. After a decade of being Bennifer 2.0, the couple is now dunzo. More »

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J.K. Rowling Announces That A ‘Harry Potter’ Stage Play Will Debut Next Year

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

Earlier this week, author JK Rowling blessed us all with a bit of new information about key Harry Potter characters in a new story she wrote for her official website Pottermore. Today, she has announced the STUNNING and very surprising news that we will be getting a Harry Potter stage play next year! Rowling made this exciting announcement on her official Twitter profile and altho she doesn’t give away too many details, she does dish a bit about what we can expect when this new stage play, titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opens on London’s West End in 2016. OMG. An original Harry Potter story is coming our way … Ahhh!!! More »

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The Brown Family Appears Ready To Let Bobbi Kristina Go As Her Condition Worsens

She is off all medication, in hospice care, it's only a matter of time

Last month, Cissy Houston updated us on her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s medication condition revealing that there has been no change in her status (as she remains in a coma resulting from her bathtub drowning back in February). Today, we learn from family spokesperson Patricia Houston that the family appears to have finally come to terms with the reality that BK is gone for good. Houston released a statement revealing that Bobbi Kristina has been moved to hospice care. Apparently, because her condition continues to deteriorate, Bobbi has been taken off all medication … which means that the family is ready to let God’s will be done. While the family held on to hope longer than most people in their situation would have, it looks like they are finally coming to grips with the tragic reality of BK‘s situation. More »

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Rachel Dolezal Has Stepped Down As NAACP President

“It is with complete allegiance to the cause ... that I step aside"

In today’s installment of the odd saga involving Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman pretending to be a Black woman, we learn that Dolezal has formally stepped down as president of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP amid mounting criticism over her odd behavior. As you may know, we learned on Friday that Dolezal‘s ethnicity came into question when her parents revealed that she is of Caucasian descent even tho she has presented herself as a Black woman for years as president of her chapter of the NAACP. As criticism of her actions grew, Dolezal responded to critics by saying that she didn’t “give two shits” about what anyone had to say about her. Over the weekend, Dolezal‘s adopted brother (who is Black) reaffirmed their parents claim that Rachel is not a Black woman, all ahead of a meeting of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP that was scheduled to take place today. Dolezal tried to cancel the meeting but because she does not have the authority to cancel, the meeting is set to take place as scheduled. Just a short time ago, Rachel Dolezal issued an official statement announcing that she has stepped down as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. More »

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J.K. Rowling Confirms The Existence Of A US Campus Of Hogwart’s School Of Witchcraft & Wizardry

It will be introduced in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Back in October of last year, we learned that a trilogy of Harry Potter spin-off films, based on JK Rowling‘s book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, would be coming our way and in May, we learned that Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmaye nabbed the lead role. Today, we hare hearing from Rowling herself about the movie … and the existence of a US campus of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Speaking with fans on Twitter, JK answered some questions about the plot of the movie version of Fantastic Beasts and as you can read below, she made clear that the US campus of Hogwart’s will be featured in some capacity in the new Harry Potter movies. OMG! More »

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Iggy Azalea Pulls Out Of A Pittsburgh Pride Performance After Her Homophobic/Racist Past Comes To Light

"I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed"

Iggy Azalea has had some ups and downs lately … from a HIGH of getting to record and release a song with Britney Spears to a low of having to cancel her upcoming tour, reportedly due to poor ticket sales. Things started looking up again for Iggy when it was revealed that she got engaged to be married to her boyfriend Nick Young. Today, we learn that things are back on the way down as Azalea was forced to pull out of an upcoming Gay Pride performance in Pittsburgh after multiple instances of homophobia and racism were found on Iggy Azalea‘s Twitter profile. Iggy has released an official statement announcing her decision to pull out of the pride performance and it is filled with lots of apologies. Read it below. More »

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Tracy Morgan Has Reached A Settlement With Walmart Over That Deadly Car Accident Last Year

"We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation"

It was almost a year ago that comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a car accident that involved 6 cars, including a Walmart truck which left fellow comedian James McNair dead. As you may recall, the recovery process for Morgan was slow-going and scary at times. Morgan immediately sued Walmart for damages and the company responded by trying to place the blame for the accident on Tracy — even tho he was a passenger in one of the 6 vehicles that was involved in the accident. Today we learn that both sides have reached a settlement that has put an end to the lawsuit. Both Tracy Morgan and Walmart have released statements regarding the settlement that make clear that both sides are very happy with the outcome. More »

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OMFG! Janet Jackson Has Announced A New Album & A New Tour To Come THIS YEAR!

#ConversationsInACafe

AHHH! After a false alarm last year and new rumors last week, Janet Jackson has come out of seclusion to announce that she will be releasing a new album, a new tour and a new MOVEMENT this year! Janet quietly joined Instagram earlier today and used it to point us in the direction of a video announcement where she reveals the first details about her plans for new music. She promised that when she was ready to release new music, she would tell us from her own lips … and that day has come. She says:

“I promised you’d hear it from my lips. And now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.

Click below to hear Janet Jackson make this stunning announcement herself. More »

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It’s Official! ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 4 Will Premiere On Hulu

Look who's coming to Hulu

Last week we learned the sad news that Fox decided to cancel The Mindy Project after only 3 seasons, crushing the spirits of Mindy Kaling fans around the world. But even as the bad news about the show’s cancellation was making the rounds, Kaling herself was hinting that the show might live on on another network. Today, we get official confirmation that The Mindy Project has been picked up by Hulu and the video streaming service will air the 26-episode season 4 with the option to produce/air more seasons to follow! Rejoice Mindy Project fans, the show will LIVE ON! More »

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