Black History Month just got a little Blacker and more historical with the cast announcement for the upcoming Oprah Winfrey-produced movie musical The Color Purple which is based on the hit Broadway musical which was based on Steven Spielberg’s Quincy Jones produced-and-scored 1985 movie which was based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel. Of course, soon-to-be household name Oprah co-starred in the movie playing Sofia and now, almost 40 years later, she’s calling Danielle Brooks on the phone and yelling “Sofia, So-FEEE-AAHHHHH!! It’s your day!” Then she probably called up Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins, and H.E.R. and was all “And YOU GET PART and YOU GET A PART and YOU GET A PART!!!” because they did, they all got parts.
Danielle Brooks got married! The star of Orange is the New Black and The Color Purple on Broadway got hitched to her partner of over four years, Dennis Gelin. The Brooklyn-based couple opted for a destination wedding in Miami, and the event was covered by Vogue. Danielle and Dennis’ 2-year-old daughter, Freeya, had the very important job of flower girl, and, according to reports, she was very, very cute.
There are just some words you never want to hear coming from a person’s mouth on television in a non-fictional situation. For instance, you never want to hear someone say “dingleberry,” because that’s just a disgusting word. You never want to hear the phrase “I, Kim Kardashian, take you, [next husband]…” ever again. And you never want to hear a television host use the n-word in a joking manner.
Well, Bill Maher doesn’t care what you want! He’ll attempt to use the n-bomb in a jokey way and you’ll like it! Television rebel Bill went there on his Real Time show last night. Continue reading