The fallout continues for the Red Table Talk heard around the world.15 million people have tuned in and the keyword is entanglement. Will & Jada Pinkett Smith did take to the Red Table, and Jada confessed to an entanglement with Singer August Alsina. It happened after she and Will separated. Will prodded her until she revealed it was a relationship. Jada confirmed it wasn’t something Will gave his permission for because only she could do that. The critics pounced. Some roasted Jada over the idea that Alsina was in a vulnerable state because of his health. They signed off the Red Table saying bad marriage for life, and once again the open marriage debate was back on. Was that a takeoff of Bad Boys franchise catchphrase or a profound statement? The Smiths are on holiday together and seem to be getting back to happiness.
Idris Elba has new deal with Apple TV. Elba will produce a global series and feature films. There’s talk of reviving his show BBC produced drama series Luther into a feature film. Elba played the title character who is a homicide detective balancing his genius for criminology with his personality. Elba won a Golden Globe Award for the role he played for nine years. The actor/producer/director wrapped a movie he filmed here in Philadelphia called Concrete Cowboy. The story of a teenager who bonds with his estranged North Philly dad (Elba) over horseback riding ….here in Philly! No release date has been announced yet for Concrete Cowboy.
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Winner Viola Davis is on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Her photo shoot is amazing, and she’s really busy as far as life after her hit drama How To Get Away With Murder. Davis will play the legendary Blues performer known as the Mother Of The Blues, Ma Rainey. The Netflix movie is called Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and is adapted from the stage play. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther; 42) and Glynn Turman (A Different World; Cooley High) will co-star with Denzel Washington on board as producer. This movie will call on Davis’ versatility as the film delves into sexuality, sexism, racism, the harsh entertainment business and groundbreaking music.
Rapper Kanye West did not submit any of the 10,000 signatures he needed by noon Monday to get on the ballot in South Carolina for the presidential election, according to a state election official, despite holding a rally in the state one day before. Last week, West successfully got his name on the ballot as an independent in Oklahoma, where only a $35,000 filing fee is required.
On Saturday, he tweeted a number of locations where supporters could sign the petition to have his name on the ballot. He had previously announced that he would be running as a candidate under the self-created "Birthday Party."
Tamar Braxton reportedly sent an email to her WEtv bosses accusing them of destroying her family and making her “suicidal.”
The letter was sent weeks before her noted suicide attempt last Thursday night,according to Page Six reports.
Tamar also allegedly detailed her downward spiral in the email , explaining that her family is in “disarray.”
She went on to call the network “cruel white slave masters who once chained our forefathers, and the oppressive police forces that now terrorize our communities,” she added, “I hope those ratings were worth it because you succeeded in destroying a great black family.”