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Golden Globes: Winners, Upsets, White Feminism

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Last night the 2019 Golden Globes took place. The star-studded event was full of remarkable fashions, but something seemed off…

Same Old Song and Dance

The 2019 Golden Globes seemed to be a return to the norm as Black cinematography took a backseat to White mediocrity. Despite Black Panther being the top third grossing film of all time, it took home no awards. Nominated in three categories, Black Panther lost to Bohemian Rhapsody, which holds a 62% critic score to Black Panther’s 97%. Aside from Best Motion Picture – Drama, Black Panther was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. So why the snub?

Strategic category assignment may be to blame. There is no category in the Golden Globes that seems appropriate for comic book films. Still, Black Panther was up against every Black storytelling film that was nominated, with the exception of the highly problematic Green Book. Although favorites from the ensemble cast of Black Panther attended the film, no one was nominated for Best Supporting Actor or Actress.

Further adding to the disappointment, BlackKklansman bore the same fate. Nominated for four awards, the controversial tale of an African-American police officer infiltrating the KKK, went home empty-handed. The feeling the Black community had of finally being represented in media, be it in a fictional country, was met with outright disdain. The awarding of Green Book as a musical/comedy echoed this sentiment.

Golden Globes So White

When it comes to television nominations, The Golden Globes were as White as the Oscars. Ethnic nominees were only in the single digits for television content. When reduced to Black nominees, the number is even slimmer. Although queer attendees shone on the red carpet, Pose was only nominated for two categories and took home no awards. With Regina King as the only Black female nominee, it’s a major accomplishment that she earned a Best Performance award.

On the heels of the Surviving R Kelly docuseries, many expected more conversation about the #MeToo movement during acceptance speeches. While celebs proudly showed off “Times Up” wristbands on the red carpet, there was no mass call to action. However, the only notable moments were Regina King’s acceptance speech and Sandra Oh’s commentary as host. Lady Gaga accepted the award for Best Original Song for A Star is Born. Despite her history of collaborating with R Kelly, she faced no ire from her peers and did not mention him during her speech. Comments she made in 2013 about the singer have resurfaced and she has yet to make a statement to retract them.

 

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Cardi B, Keke Palmer, and J Lo to star in Stripper Revenge Film Titled Hustlers

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Cardi B is making money moves to the big screen! The Grammy winning rapper has signed on to star in the stripper revenge film ‘Hustlers’, alongside J. Lo, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu.

When we saw J. Lo twirling on the pole a few weeks ago, we thought she was just trying something new for A-Rod. Turns out, she was training for a new film. Titled ‘Hustlers’ and set for release later this year, the film is set during the 2008 financial crisis. The film centers around a team of strippers who want revenge on their Wall Street Johns and hope to scam their former clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, this will be Cardi’s first feature film. She will be sharing the screen with the likes of Julia Stiles and Lili Reinhart. Quite the step up from her Love & Hip Hop days! But this isn’t Cardi’s first time acting. She did have a guest role on BET’s Being Mary Jane in 2017.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Been Living in “Sober Home”

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For years people scolded Wendy for never spilling her own tea. Well, here it is. Wendy Williams has been living in a “sober home” to quietly get treatment for a long unresolved addition to cocaine.

Revealing a secret known only to her husband, Kevin Hunter, Wendy says although she has always been candid about her cocaine use, she never sought treatment. The daytime television gossip queen shared with her audience that after each episode is filmed she goes to her Pilates class and then heads to several meetings across the city before ultimately returning to her group home. Driven by a “24-hour sober coach”, Wendy has been rooming at a facility where it’s “doors locked by 10 pm, lights out by 10pm.” Detailing her evenings, she says, “I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you.”

“It’s my truth.”

Over the course of her career, Wendy Williams has discussed her drug use multiple times. However, when it comes to how she stopped, Wendy says, “I never went to a place to get the treatment — I didn’t know how, except God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.” While she was seeking professional help for her addiction, Wendy said she did not confide in her other family members. As for whether her stay in the group home contributed to her absence from January to March 4th, we can’t be sure. A fractured shoulder and ongoing battle with Graves’ disease are credited as responsible for her extended break.

Wendy’s admission has been applauded by many who want to remove the stigma surrounding drug addiction discussions. Many have taken to Twitter to share their love and support for her. Recently, Wendy’s foundation partnered with an organization geared toward branching treatment and long-term recovery. She hopes that by being open about her struggle, other will be inspired to get the help they need.

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment or counseling for substance abuse, please contact the helpline at 1-888-633-3239 or visit drughelpline.org for further assistance.

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After Saying “F*ck Y’all” For Islamophobic Comments, Jess “Ain’t” Hilarious Offers Half Ass Apology

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Jess Hilarious finally offers an excuse to why she racially profiled 4 Sikh men while boarding a plane. The incident took place Sunday afternoon and after being called out Jess with the Mess & also xenophobia continued to post on her Instagram account as she didn’t have a care in the world. Sis responded to fans that by deleting comments and twerked on to the beat of bigotry.

Now she has a 4 Page Letter on her notes app that she wants to try to read in an Instagram video. Take a look at the video and tell us what you think.

Please don’t believe everything you see and hear, this is what it really is.

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Jess claims no PR manager helped her with it but you can believe your ass that executives over at FOX told her to get it together.

 

Do you think the apology was genuine? 

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