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Donald Sterling’s Wife, Girlfriend to Face Off Over Money

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who was dating Donald Sterling when she recorded him making racially insensitive remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers faces a fight with his estranged wife that could cost her the fortune he gave her.

Shelly Sterling is going after the $2.5 million in real estate and cars her husband lavished on V. Stiviano in a trial scheduled to begin Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Shelly Sterling accused Stiviano, 32, of befriending and seducing older, wealthy men into loaning her money, giving her gifts or cheating them out of their wealth. She claims the gifts were community property her husband of 58 years had no right to give away.

The trial comes nearly a year after Stiviano’s recording of Donald Sterling telling her not to publicly associate with blacks led to a bizarre series of events culminating with his lifetime…

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To the Lady Who Feels a Way about Black People on TV

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Last night, an article on Deadline opined that the “pendulum might have swung too far” in regards to “ethnic” representation on television. Penned by Nellie Andreeva, the TV Editor of the popular digital platform, her article suggests reverse racism is underway in that TV creators are explicitly requesting to cast “ethnic” actors for pilot roles.

My goodness.

Hidden with a bunch of coded language, she speaks from the ever present fear that many white people feel about measures that deliberately work to uplift non-white people.

“Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year …”

As TV Editor, I’m sure she’s familiar with the competitive nature of Hollywood — I’m also sure she’s very much aware of how such a competitive industry routinely disregards actors of colors, in favor of…

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Brandy Is Making Her Broadway Debut In ‘Chicago’

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Brandy is taking her talents to Broadway.

The singer/actress revealed on Twitter that she would be making her Broadway debut and taking on the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago. Ray J’s big sis will be on the live stage for eight weeks at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre from Apr. 28th to June 21st.

Chicago is set in the 1920s and is a satire production that shows how criminal justice and entertainment cross paths and sheds light on the idea of a celebrity criminal.

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Beyoncé May Star In Remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ Directed by Bradley Cooper

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Beyoncmay be gearing up to star in a new film directed by none other than Bradley Cooper.

According toDeadline, Warner Bros. is in negotiations withthe star ofAmerican Sniperto direct a forthcomingremake ofA Star Is Born.

Cooper would also star in the film,alongside none other thanBeyonc.

Related:This Little Girl and Her Mom Do Beyonce’s ‘7/11′ Dance Better Than You: Watch

Apparently, the pop star was already considered for the role a few years ago, when Clint Eastwood was originally attached to the project.

A Star Is Bornhas gone through many releases over the years, including versions in1937, 1954 and 1976?the latter starringBarbra Streisand, so there’s certainly precedent for a popular diva to play the female lead.

Beyonc herself is no rookie in Hollywood?she’s appeared in everything fromCadillac RecordstoAustin Powers in Goldmember.

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#WriterWednesday: 5 Years Ago I Self-Published My First Book!

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March 15, 2010 was a very exciting day for me. After more than a lifetime of dreaming and a year of writing, editing, photo shoots and all around hard work I self-published my first book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down.

At the time I was working professionally in HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS awareness was a passion of mine so publishing a book of erotic fiction with an emphasis on HIV education was right up my alley.

Two years prior I was published inZane’s Succulent Chocolate Flava 2so it would also seem that erotica was right up my alley!

Truth is, erotica is really not my genre of choice. Sure, I’m good at it. Damn good if I may toot my horn, but I had no intention of releasing book after book of erotic fiction. Many of the short stories…

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New Couple Alert? Guess Which ‘Empire’ Cast Members Are Making ‘Beautiful Music’ In Real Life

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Which “Empire” Cast Members Are Dating In Real Life?

While “Empire” might be on hiatus after its season finale, two of the show’s stars are keeping their off-screen romance.

According to eyewitnesses two of the Fox celebs are indeed dating and have been for several months.

Sooo who’s getting it popping in real life???

Are Hakeem and Boo Boo Kitty making art imitate life?

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Or is Hakeem smashing his onscreen mama to smithereens?

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Or maybe Andre and Rhonda Lyon really are together.

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Hit the flizzip to see which “Empire” cast members are together in real life…

It’s Andre and Boo Boo Kitty!

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Grace Gealey and Trai Byers have reportedly been a couple for quite some time now and were recently spotted getting cozy at a wedding reception.

TMZ reports:

Empire” stars Andre Lyon and Anika Calhoun are family on-screen … but off-screen the actors may be hooking up.

They went…

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Culture Club Coming To Orlando’s Hard Rock Live

Originally posted on MIX 105.1:

Karma Chameleons get ready! Boy George and Culture Club are heading to Hard Rock Live Orlando for the final date of their North American tour on August 16, 2015.

The month long tour kicks off on July 20 in Denver, CO and includes three Florida dates. They will be playing Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park in Miami on August 14 and Madeira Beach Waterfront Park in Tampa on August 15.

Plans are for them to perform their greatest hits along with new material during the tour. Tickets on sale Thursday, April 6 at 10:00AM.

See the complete list of tour dates below and visit culture-club.co.uk for more information.

07/20 – Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO
07/24 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
07/25 – The Greek Theatre UC Berkley – Berkley, CA
07/27 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
07/28 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
07/31…

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Idris Elba to Play Gangster Rapper in ‘The Trap’; Replaces Jamie Foxx

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Idris Elbawill replace Jamie Foxx as a gangster rapper in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino also star in the film, which Focus Features is in negotiations to acquire for U.S. distribution.

Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, “The Trap” finds Del Toro playing an ex-con out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend (Elba) who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Franco will play Elba’s drug-addled manager, while Pacino will play Del Toro’s parole officer. Pattinson will play a surfer who helps Del Toro exact revenge.

John Lesher (“Birdman”) will produce via his Le Grisbi banner along with Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz and DCM Film’s Marc Schmidheiny.

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