Category: Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson, Indya Moore, And Jurnee Smollett All Showed Their Support For Jussie Smollett
Last week Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in prison and 30 months of probation after being found guilty of lying to the police about being attacked in a 2019 hate crime. He was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and $120,106 in restitution. Whew. As Jussie was being led out of the courtroom, he raised his fist and yelled, “I am not suicidal, I am innocent!” and his sister, actress Jurnee Smollett, yelled, “Stop locking up our Black men!” Over the weekend Jurnee doubled down on Instagram, sharing an image with the hashtag #FreeJussie, and writing that while her brother is innocent, “you shouldn’t have to believe in his innocence to believe he should be free.” Actors Indya Moore (Pose) and Kendrick Sampson (Nathan from Insecure), and Jussie’s Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson also posted #FreeJussie content. In her caption on Instagram, Taraji compared Jussie’s case with the 1955 murder of Emmett Till. Continue reading
Kelly Clarkson Wants To Change Her Name to “Kelly Brianne” And Jokes That She’s “Broken” While Quarantining At Home With Her Kids
Thanks to her contentious divorce from Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson’s life has changed pretty dramatically during the pandemic. Now she wants to make another big change: her name. Entertainment Tonight reports that on Monday, Kelly requested to legally change her name to “Kelly Brianne,” which is her first name (duh) and middle name. In court docs, Kelly says she has a “desire” to do this because “my new name more fully reflects who I am.” And who is this updated version of Kelly? Well, if you’ve been watching The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this week, you’ll know she is a “broken” woman who’s losing her mind while quarantining at home with her kids. Thought and prayers to Kelly Brianne! Continue reading
The Cast For The Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptation Of “The Color Purple” Has Been Announced
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.
Open Post: Hosted By Harry Connick Jr. In A Bald Cap As Daddy Warbucks In “Annie Live!”
I have to say I’m still shocked that the people at NBC didn’t ask Cameron Diaz to come out of retirement and reprise the role of Miss Hannigan from the film version of Annie which ended up being her final gig. I mean, what a comeback that would have been, right? Sadly, Cameron is still retired and will not be shrieking at us with live vocals–sigh. Instead, Taraji P. Henson is playing Miss Hannigan in NBC’s Annie Live! and joining her are Celina Smith as Annie and Harry Connick Jr. looking like Mr. Clean’s ambulance-chasing lawyer brother (with a dash of Billy Zane) as Daddy Warbucks.
Taraji P. Henson Will Play Miss Hannigan In NBC’s “Annie Live!”
In network television’s grand tradition of taking a beloved Broadway musical and asking, “But what if this was also a drinking game?“, NBC’s latest musical-turned-television event will be Annie Live!. It will air in December, and while NBC is still trying to figure out which precocious child actor will be belting out “Tomorrow,” they’ve cast Taraji P. Henson as their Miss Hannigan.
Taraji P. Henson As A Liberace Norma Desmond, And Other Looks From The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards happened last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, even though coronavirus numbers continue to spike and Southern California is under a curfew. But the organizers behind the AMAs claim they followed all guidelines. Well, if they’re putting the only people who matter in the world–AKA rich celebrities–in a room together during a pandemic, you know that it’s got all the bases covered. But we’re not here to talk about their health precautions, we’re here to drag their fashion!