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Lena Waithe Voices the First Lesbian Character in Disney-Pixar History


Lena Waithe is making history as the first gay character in the history of Disney. She will voice the character Officer Specter, a Cyclops cop in Onward. According to Yahoo News, although Waithe’s character only appears once Officer Specter enters the scene when two brothers, Ian and Barley are traveling to the magical mountains. While the brothers […]

The Black Bonnie & Clyde: ‘Queen & Slim’ Premiering this Fall


Are you ready for a modern-day Black Bonnie and Clyde? Lena Waithe, the Emmy-winning screenwriter, already has everyone on the edge of their seats for Queen & Slim as she explains to Complex. The film is “Bonnie & Clyde meets Thelma & Louis meets Set It Off. Waithe worked closely with James Frey to develop […]

Lena Waithe Collaborates with Restaurateur Rodney Bonds of BK Lobster

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Restaurateur Rodney Bonds knows what it means to grow up in hip hop. The owner of the new hot spot BK Lobster located on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, NY watched his mother who worked at Def Jam Records launch her own food catering business serving top tier clients in the entertainment business before becoming the […]

Official ‘Queen and Slim’ Trailer is Here

Official 'Queen and Slim' Trailer is Here

The teaser for the upcoming movie, Queen and Slim, premiered during the BET Awards and left viewers wanting more. The full trailer is finally here. The flick follows Queen, (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) who ends up on the run after they went on a date and ended up killing a police officer. Along […]

Lena Waithe and Amazon Announces New Deal


While at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Amazon and Lena Waithe announced an overall deal with Amazon. The news follows an already confirmed two-season commitment with Amazon for a new anthology series of the hour genre named THEM. Variety reports the new deal will allow for Waithe to create new series under the […]

The Best Dressed Celebrities at Met Gala 2019

  The 2019 Met Gala, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, was as flamboyant as ever last night. This year’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” named in reference to the pivotal 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by the late cultural critic Susan Sontag. Without question, […]

Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ Renewed for Season 3

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Fans of The Chi are currently deep in the middle of all the storylines of season two but will have comfort unknowing their favorite Showtime series has already been renewed for season three. The Lena Waithe-created drama series chronicling life in the Windy City received early renewal according to Shadow & Act, citing confidence in […]

Lena Waithe to Star in Third Season of ‘Westworld’

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Lena Waithe is now coming back in front of the camera to star in the third season of the hit HBO series Westworld the network had confirmed. Waithe previously starred in and wrote for the Netflix series Master of None. She won the Emmy for best comedy writing for the episode “Thanksgiving,” with the episode […]

Showtime Releases the Season Premiere of ‘The Chi’ on YouTube

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This Sunday, The Chi is set to return to Showtime, however, you don’t have to wait for Lena Waithe’s hit series to return. The season premiere is available early on YouTube. “A lil gift ? for our #ChiFam. Get an early peek ? at #TheChi Season 2 premiere now, only on #Showtime” You are now […]

The Second Season of Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ Debuts April 7th

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Showtime has announced the season two release date for their critically acclaimed drama The Chi. Lena Waithe, the show’s creator and executive producer alongside fellow executive producer Common, will officially make its long-awaited return on April 7, at 10 pm EST. According to Showtime’s description, On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping […]

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe to Create ‘Boomerang’ TV Series

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe to Create 'Boomerang' TV Series

BET will be soon bringing the early 90s classic film Boomerang to the small screen in the form of a TV series. Deadline reports the Boomerang series will be executive produced by The Chi creator Lena Waith and the original film’s star Halle Berry. “I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project, as […]

Kid Fury Teaming up With Lena Waithe on New HBO Comedy

Kid Fury Teaming up With Lena Waithe on New HBO Comedy

Kid Fury, co-host of The Read podcast, is reportedly developing an HBO comedy series for which The Chi creator Lena Waithe will be one of the executive producers, according to Variety. The story follows a twentysomething sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression. […]

Common’s Boxing Doc ‘They Fight’ Has Been Picked Up By Fox Sports


Earlier this month, the Fox Sports Film network announced that they have attained the North American rights to boxing documentary They Fight, in which Chi-town notable Common has a hand in production. The Finding Forever rapper teamed up with Los Angeles-based film production company Argent Pictures to produce the project The Hollywood Reporter reports. Common’s […]

Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Chadwick Boseman, Among 140 to Sign Open Letter for Gender Equality


There’s an open letter calling for action against gender equality with over 100 signatures from television and Hollywood heavyweights such as Oprah, Meryl Streep, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Reynolds, and more. The letter which is spearheaded by international charity ONE, is aimed to put political leaders “on notice.” Advocates want to help girls […]

Lena Waithe Rocked a Pride-Flag Cape at the Catholic-Themed Met Gala

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Lena Waithe just made history at the 2018 Met Gala. She became the first person to rock a pride flag on the infamous red carpet. Waithe donned a pride flag cape with a black and white suit. The gala’s theme “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” made the moment all the more savory because we all […]