Jerrod Carmichael Signs Exclusive Overall 2-Year Deal at 20th Century Fox After NBC Cancels Critically Acclaimed Sitcom

Jerrod Carmichael made the decision to quit his own critically acclaimed sitcom just a few months ago, but the risky move might just pay off. Carmichael has signed a significant deal with 20th Century Fox.

It was announced on Friday (Sept. 29) that the 30-year-old comedian signed a two-year overall exclusive deal with the studio’s television division. Along with his longtime collaborator Ari Katcher, the deal will allow Carmichael to create, produce, write, and star in projects under his own company, Morningside Entertainment.

Jonnie Davis, president of creative affairs for 20th Century Fox TV praised Carmichael in a statement:

“The end of ‘The Carmichael Show’ was a heartbreak for everyone at this studio, and Howard [Kurtzman, president of business operations for the studio] and I swore we’d be back in business with Jerrod if we had anything to say about it. Lucky for us, he said ‘yes.’

“This is a guy whose inspiration is Norman Lear and it’s not hard to see why– he speaks about what’s happening in the world and he gets people talking even if the subject matter is uncomfortable. Oh, and he’s also hilarious. He’s an incredible talent and a ‘television savant’ and we’re thrilled he’s making 20th his exclusive home.”

20th Century Fox produced The Carmichael Show which was loosely based on the comedian’s own family and comically tackled hot-button issues. However, Carmichael announced he was leaving the show in June and NBC canceled the series hours later, officially citing low ratings. It lasted three seasons.

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Tina Knowles Lawson Gives Update on Sir & Rumi Carter, Reveals Blue Ivy Prayed to Become a Big Sister

We haven’t heard or seen much of Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins since their birth in June. But thanks to Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, we now have an update on Sir and Rumi Carter, as well as their older sister Blue Ivy.

Lawson attended the Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Ball in Beverly Hills on Thursday (Sept. 28) and gave an exclusive update on her two newest grandchildren to Us Weekly.

“They are amazing. They’re very young but they like to touch and they’re adorable and just beautiful and healthy and I’m just so happy.”

Lawson also told the magazine that Blue Ivy has welcomed the responsibility that comes with being a big sister, revealing the 5-year-old even prayed to have her siblings.

“She’s doing amazing! She’s a big sister and she feeds them and she’s excited. And she feels responsible for them being here because she prayed for them.”

“[Blue Ivy’s] always picking out cute clothes for them,” a source told the magazine last month. “She’ll run up to see how they’re doing. She’s always checking on them and helping take care of them.”

While Beyoncé and JAY-Z are notoriously private (unless they’re spilling all their tea in masterful albums), we can definitely count on proud grandma Tina to give us all the Sir/Rumi/Blue updates we need.

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Peter Thomas Denies Accusing Cynthia Bailey’s New Boyfriend of Cheating While Filming RHOA

Peter Thomas is shutting down reports he “attacked” Cynthia Bailey’s new boyfriend in front of Real Housewives of Atlanta cameras.

Radar Online reported early Friday morning (Sept. 29) that, in an effort to win his ex-wife back, Peter instigated a confrontation with Will Jones last week while RHOA cameras were rolling at an event for Kandi Burruss. A source tells Radar:

“Peter Thomas confronted Will on camera about rumors that he’s a serial dater and cheater at Kandi [Burruss]‘s Essence Magazine cover party last week.

“Will quickly denied the claims and left the event shortly after the altercation because he wasn’t comfortable hanging around while the cast discussed his personal life on camera.”

In an Instagram video on Friday, Peter not only denied that anything went down between he and Jones, but also claimed he’s never met the new man in Cynthia’s life.

“You guys (Radar) are putting a statement out saying that I confronted my ex-wife and that I’m begging her back. Please stop lying. That never happened; never will happen, either.

“You guys also said that I confronted her significant other, Mr. Jones. That never happened either. I’ve never even met the guy. So, stop lying.”

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In the RHOA season 10 trailer released last week, Peter is shown telling the other Atlanta husbands, “Cynthia and I will get back together.” Though it’s unclear in what context Peter made this declaration, Radar’s source claimed Peter and Cynthia are still in communication with each other and he attempted to put a stop to the divorce.

“Peter and Cynthia are still business partners which becomes a point of contention on this upcoming season. This season, Peter offers to put a halt on the divorce proceedings to work out their differences amicably. Even though the plan wasn’t met with the warmest response from Cynthia they are still cordial and communicating.”

The former couple married on the show in 2010 finalized their divorce earlier this year. Cynthia has since moved on with motivational speaker Will Jones. They have been dating for a few months and went public with their relationship in August. Jones will appear on RHOA.

“They are enjoying each other’s company but do not identify as a couple,” Radar’s source noted. “Season 10 is focusing on the beginning stages of their courtship with her getting to know Will and him meeting her family and friends.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns November 5th on Bravo.

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Eva Marcille Is Officially Part of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 10 Cast

Bravo has officially confirmed that model/actress Eva Marcille will join the season 10 cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Us Weekly received the exclusive casting news and Marcille gave the publication her first statement on joining the hit reality show as a part-time cast member.

“I’m so excited to join NeNe [Leakes] and the ladies for the 10th season of RHOA. Atlanta and America, get ready.”

Just a few hours prior to the Us Weekly exclusive, TMZ reported that Marcille was likely to join RHOA and is already “stirring the pot with a few cameos.” She filmed with the ladies last Friday at an event for Kandi Burruss and producers were greatly impressed by her.

From TMZ:

We’re told Eva’s able to throw shade with the best of them but can also put on a smile for the ladies when she needs to. Producers hope her on-cam success continues so they can bring her on full-time for season 11.

We reported in July that RHOA producers were testing Marcille after she filmed with NeNe. It was also speculated that she could be brought in to phase out (and ultimately replace) Cynthia Bailey or Porsha Williams.

Marcille, 32, is a Los Angeles native and won cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model back in 2004. She has a 3-year-old daughter, Marley Rae, with her ex-boyfriend Kevin McCall and is currently dating Michael T. Sterling, a former federal prosecutor who is currently running for mayor of Atlanta.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns November 5h on Bravo.

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NEW MUSIC: Beyoncé Hops on “Mi Gente” Remix With J Balvin

Beyoncé has teamed up with Colombian reggaeton singer J. Balvin for a remix to his hit single “Mi Gente.”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Beyoncé (about seven months to be exact), and this release comes right on time, as she’s preparing to take over the Coachella festival next April.

The song is mostly in Spanish and features Beyoncé “rap-singing” Spanish as well as English lyrics.

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According to a post on her Instagram page, Bey is donating proceeds from the single’s sales to help hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico and other areas in the Caribbean islands affected by recent hurricanes and tropical storms.

We find it incredibly sad that celebrities like Beyoncé are doing more for hurricane victims than Donald Trump, who is supposed to be the President of the United States.

Take a listen to “Mi Gente” Remix (via the official lyric video) below:

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Show BoB the Curve: Rapper Launches $1 Million GoFundMe Campaign to Prove the Earth is Flat

A few days ago, I heard B.o.B’s “Airplanes” on the radio and thought to myself, “What happened B.o.B?” Then I remembered he’s out here claiming the earth is flat. Despite over 2,000 years of proved science, the rapper does not believe our planet is round and is on a mission to find Earth’s curve.

B.o.B launched a GoFundMe page last week hoping to raise funds for his own space exploration experiments. According to the page’s description and the accompanying video, B.o.B wants to send multiple satellites into space and use weather balloons, drones, blimps, etc to find the curve or the edge of Earth.

The “Nothin’ On You” singer initially set his goal at $200K, however, he has since raised it to $1 million so he can conduct several experiments. As of the writing of this post, he has raised $3,026, providing the first $1,000 donation himself.

More than 120 people have donated so far. Many contributed to the cause because of how ridiculous it is, but B.o.B does have a few flat earth supporters.


B.o.B revealed himself to be a “Flat Earther” last year after posting a picture of two cities 16 miles apart and pondering how there was no curve of the earth.

The rapper was soon clowned on social media and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tried to explain to B.o.B how he was wrong. The two debated each other on Twitter with Tyson eventually going on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show to prove his point (with science) once and for all.

Even so, B.o.B still believes he’s got the game beat and knows more that the likes of Aristotle. Check out one of his latest tweets:

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Hugh Hefner Cause of Death: How did the Playboy Founder Die?

Hugh Hefner, the man who founded Playboy and turned it into an iconic brand, has died, according to a post from Playboy’s official Twitter account. He was 91 years old, and his official cause of death has not been released yet, though media reports are saying “natural causes.”

Playboy Enterprises said Hugh died peacefully at home Wednesday (Sep. 27) surrounded by loved ones. According to TMZ, Hefner’s health had been declining over the past year and he’s not been seen in public for a while. His death came just over a year following his brother Keith, who died after a battle with cancer.

Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprise’s chief creative officer and Hugh’s son said in an official statement from the company: “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.”

The younger Hefner continued: “He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.”

Hugh Hefner is best known for founding Playboy Magazine back in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe gracing the magazine’s very first cover. In addition to Monroe, ome of the world’s hottest women have covered the iconic magazine over the years, including Cindy Crawford, Kim Basinger, Pamela Anderson, Madonna, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Carmen Electra, Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian and many more.

The magazine stopped publishing nude photos in 2016, but went back to them in February 2017 after Hugh’s son, Cooper, became Chief Creative Officer.

Because of Playboy, Hugh “Hef” Hefner became an iconic, cultural phenomenon, which paved the way for Playboy Mansion, which quickly became known for its legendary parties. The Hef parted ways with the mansion in August 2016 after selling it to Pabst Blue Ribbon heir Daren Metropoulos for $110 million, however, the sale had one major condition—Hef could live there without the new owner’s interfering until he died.

Hugh Hefner was married three times. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart Mildred Williams in 1949 and they divorced in 1959. His second marriage came in 1989 to former Playmate of the Year Kimberly Conrad, and they divorced in 2012. His third and final marriage (following his break-up with longtime girlfriend Holly Madison) was in 2012 to Crystal Hefner, who is now 31 and is his widow.

Hefner is survived by four children—Christine and David from his first marriage and Marston and Cooper from his second marriage.

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Watch “Star” Season 2 Episode 1 (Premiere)

“Star” Season 2 premiered on Fox Wednesday night (Sep. 27).

In the Season 2 premiere, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date for their album while still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter’s death. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they’ve experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group and seeks advice from Jamal Lyon.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “STAR” SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 (PREMIERE)

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Watch “Empire” Season 4 Episode 1 (Premiere)

“Empire” Season 4 premiered on Fox Wednesday night (Sep. 27).

In the Season 4 premiere, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion in Las Vegas to help celebrate Empire’s 20th anniversary, but still has no memory of his family, Empire or his life before the accident. A devastated Cookie struggles to rebuild her relationship with him, while keeping a close eye on his nurse. Meanwhile, Andre is faced with an investigation by the LAPD, Diana DuBois continues her war against the Lyons, and Carlotta comes face-to-face with Cookie and Lucious.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “EMPIRE” SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 (PREMIERE)

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Rasheeda Confirms She’s Separated From Kirk Frost & Talks DNA Test Drama

While one Love & Hip Hop Atlanta couple have found their way back together, another couple has called it quits. It took way too long, but Rasheeda has finally seen the light and has separated from her no-good cheating husband, Kirk Frost.

Dish Nation hosts Gary With Da Tea and Porsha Williams were both shocked when Rasheeda dropped the bombshell during their interview on Monday (Sept. 25).

“[W]e’re separated and we’re working on making sure we’re doing everything we need to do for our family.”

Rasheeda and Kirk have been together for nearly 19 years. She says co-parenting their two children Ky, 16, and Karter, 4, is their primary focus right now.

“We are parenting very well. We have good communication. Two people trying to figure out the best thing to do for our children as far as making them comfortable, as far as him and I, that’s just what it is.”

Rasheeda’s break from Kirk has been a longtime coming, particularly after it was revealed during the most recent LHHATL season that Kirk cheated on her with stripper Jasmine Washington and possibly fathered a child outside of their marriage.

We reported in August that Kirk took a paternity test to determine if he was the father of Jasmine’s 1-year-old son, Kannon. It has been reported that he IS the father, but the court-ordered results were read privately.

During Monday’s interview, Gary asked Rasheeda if Kirk actually took the paternity test. The Boss Chick responded with a stern look at the host accompanied by a sassy “HMPH!” Though not a definitive confirmation, we can all read between the lines.

Rasheeda says she is currently focusing of her business ventures and is weighing her options of returning to Love & Hip Hop Atlanta after such an emotional and difficult season.

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