During the BET Awards Grey’s Anatomy actor Jessie Williams accepted the Humanitarian Award. While doing so he rocked the world with his powerful speech on Police Brutality. He used words like “Whiteness” while the camera panned to his interracial parents. Many were moved after the speech , but some are calling foul. Grey’s Anatomy fan Erin Smith started a petition to have Jessie Williams fired. Smith believes that Jessie speech was a slap in the face to Caucasians and police. She thinks Jessie is dividing is, instead of bring everyone together. Well creator of Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes does not agree. Check out her tweet.
Now Erin Smith have several seats.
Great news everybody! CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill has just been tapped to host a late night talk show for VH1. The show will be called VH1 LIVE. The talk show will air weekly. It will touch on all the latest entertainment and pop culture news. VH1 Live premieres on Sunday, July 17th at 10pm. When I was a kid the only show on VH1 was pop-up video. I am loving the way this network has evolved. There were a few shows that we could do without, but nonetheless it looks like VH1 is starting to realize who their main stream audience is. I am looking forward to seeing what other projects they are working on. Way to go VH1.
There is a pretty credible rumor going around that the entire cast of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta has been fired. Allegedly during the taping of the Season 5 Reunion most of the cast found themselves fighting on the stage. Allegedly VH1 is sick of the drama and they have informed the entire cast that their services will no longer be needed. The firing allegedly also includes K.Michelle, Mimi, Joseline and Stevie.
Will we really miss this show though?
NBA Basketball player JR Smith is currently busy with the NBA Finals, but that is not stopping him from creating other opportunities form himself. Smith has launched a Kickstarter campaign pitching a reality show about himself, his family and his body guard. When off the court Smith is is labeled as a club hopping bad boy, but the guy is recently engaged and he is a loving father. JR’s life has all of the ingredients needed to cook up an entertaining reality show. The campaigns goal is to raise $450,000. Good Luck JR.
I really don’t think JR needs this Kickstarter campaign. Now that he has shown interests in having a reality show, Im pretty sure the networks will be knocking on his door.
Superstars Traci Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, have become quite the It Couple. These two play husband and wife in the hit ABC sitcom Blackish and they have also proven to be an awesome pair of hosts. Traci and Anthony hosted the 2015 BET Award and viewers were so smitten with them. They have been t asked to host the BET Awards for a second time in a row. I know that I will be watching. Will you?
The BET Awards airs on June 26, 2016. Check your local listings for times.
We were introduced to the Awkward Black Girl on Youtube. Issa Rae’s vision has drawn in over 200,000 subscribers. HBO took notice and joined forces with Issa. In the Fall of 2016 Issa Rae’s vision will grace out television sets with her series Insecure. I am pretty sure the new series will be awesome. Did you see what she was able to do with her web series? The Awkward Black Girl is one of the best web series ever created. With a huge network like HBO backing Issa and her amazing team, how could this show not be amazing?
When I got word that Micheal Strahan was leaving Live with Kelly and Micheal to work for GMA full time, I wanted to post immediately but I didn’t because I knew there was going to be a BUT somewhere in this news. I was right! So here it is our Micheal Strahan will leave his co-host position on LIVE in September, BUT Kelly didn’t have a clue it was happening. Kelly decided not to report to work this morning after learning about Strahan’s future with the show. Kelly’s absence has since sparked many rumors, such as Kelly is in love with Micheal and wants him to herself (BOGUS and NOT TRUE), Kelly feels betrayed because she considered Micheal a friend (MAYBE) and lastly Kelly is pissed because she was last to find out what was happening with her show (I TOTALLY BELIEVE THIS ONE). Well we now hear that Kelly will not return be returning to her post for the rest of the week. Kelly please come back.