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Colin Kaepernick Covers New Issue of GQ Magazine

Colin Kaepernick efforts has not gone unnoticed, as the athlete is front and center on the new issue of GQ magazine.

The magazine has named Kaepernick a much deserved title – “Citizen of the Year.”

The NFLer made headlines as being the first player to kneel during the National Anthem. Though a courageous move, his life hasn’t been the same since and he hasn’t been picked up by any team in the league. His move, which was an act of social justice, has created a domino effect throughout the league with coaches and players across several teams opting to ‘take a knee’ during the anthem.

Kaepernick has since launched a Collision Case against the NFL – an investigation that will give him and the world some answers as to why a player of his stature hasn’t been picked up.

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Xscape and Mona Scott-Young Join Forces to Create Authorized Biopic

The 90s group Xscape is getting their very own biopic, thanks to Mona Scott-Young.

The girl group’s popularity has shot through the roof over the past few months. They’re embarking on their ‘Great Xscape Tour,’ making new music, documenting their reconciliation for reality television series. And now to top it all off, Mona Scott Young is helping the group tell their story in a biopic.

TV One last week announced an Xscape biopic but, the group says that film is not authorized. Xscape consists of members , Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika.

“We are excited to join forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world,” said Xscape in a statement. “This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it. It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape. We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing. We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”

“Xscape has had a huge impact on music and are one of the most successful female groups of all time. Monami Entertainment is honored to be charged with bringing the authorized Xscape story to the world.” says Scott-Young.

Scott-Young and Xscape are currently looking for a network to back the biopic.

ICYMI: Tia Mowry Is Pregnant!

Tia Mowry is adding a new person to her family! The actress is expecting her second child with husband Cory Hardrict.

Mowry revealed the news this past week when she posted an Instagram photo of Cory and their 6-year-old son, Cree, kissing the actress’ baby bump.

This will be the second child for the couple.

Mowry is currently the star of The Cooking Channel’s “Tia Mowry at Home.” She also recently released her very own cookbook “Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You.”

No word on the baby’s gender or when he/she may arrive.

Mary J Blige For W Magazine December

Mary J Blige is Anointed for the December issue of WMag.

The singer has been her share of tough times, especially since she’s currently going through a messy divorce. Despite it all Blige is still shining.

In this special Art Issue, Blige discusses women empowerment, vanity, counting her blessings and much more.

” A lot of women don’t do that. I don’t see women getting along a lot. In my own circle, I see it because that’s what we do. We want to love on each other, and we want to build each other up, and we want to let each other know what you said just now: We see each other, and we see each other in each other. So I felt protected today, and I felt you cared, which is not always the case in most photo shoots—they just want the pictures. I thought, Okay, I’m going to have to do exactly what she did in order to make this hot.”

On how her film “Mudbound” changed her entire perspective:

I didn’t realize how vain I was until I started working on Mudbound. Once I saw how my character, Florence, lived [in a shack on a farm in Mississippi], I thought, Wow, I’m really a vain person. When I went to the movie set to do the first day of fittings, I was Mary J. Blige: I had just done a tour and a show, so I was all, you know, I had wigs and weaves and all sorts of things going on, and Dee Rees was like, “No! We want to see you. You can’t have a perm, you’re going to have minimal, minimal makeup.” And I was like, “What about lashes?” And she said no, and I was like, “Really? Florence doesn’t have lashes?” That part was a lot! A lot! But once I tore away and sunk into the character, Florence actually gave Mary—me, the so-vain person—a little more confidence so that Mary didn’t feel like she needed to depend on all of that. I cut my hair really short. Florence really liberated me. Just committing to and trusting that character kind of helped to save my life. I could also relate to her because she reminded me of my aunts and my grandmother who lived in the South. My mom used to send us to Savannah every summer. My grandmother had her own garden, chickens, cows; so I’ve seen chickens slaughtered, I’ve been on a farm.”

Mariah Carey’s Animated Film “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Hits Shelves Nov. 14

Mariah Carey gets animated this holiday season in the upcoming straight-to-DVD film, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

The film features Mariah as a child (in animated form) who spends her days and nights dreaming of a puppy all of her own. She pens letter after letter to Santa Claus asking him for a dog. And finally when she thinks all hope is gone, she finally gets her wish.

The film features Carey’s holiday classic by the same name and the debut of three new holiday songs.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” will be available on Blu-Ray and Digital on Nov. 11.

Rihanna to Host 2018 MET Gala

Rihanna is taking over the Met Gala, with a little help from some friends.

The “Rude Boy” singer has been tapped to host the 2018 Gala alongside George and Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace.

Riot has been attending the Met Gala since 2007 and her looks always make the Best Dressed List. She’s performed at two galas over the years.

The theme for 2018 is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” This can only mean we will be seeing a lot of skin, and probably a lot of white-focused outfits.

Whoopi Goldberg Releases New Line of “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters

Whoopi Goldberg has released even more Christmas sweaters for the masses to parade around in, this holiday season.

Goldberg has 12 brand-new designs, which can be found on the Zappos website today.

There are Hanukkah sweaters, Kwanzaa-themed sweaters, random Christmas designs and even a cute Gingerbread-themed sweater that focuses on passing gas.

Though her sweaters can be seen as “ugly” by many, Goldberg is clear that her threads are anything but. She says, “This started with my love for what were once thought of as ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters. My collection is for anyone with a sense of humor, joy and wonder, no matter how you celebrate the holidays.”

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