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We love Yara Shahidi! This beautiful young actress is really making waves in Hollywood and we are loving every minute of her rise to the top. Part of that ascension will be starring in her own series, grown-ish, the name of her very own black-ish backdoor pilot spin-off!

As you saw in a last season when Yara’s character, Zoe Johnson, attended a weekend of student orientation at her college.

via Deadline:

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Saturday Night Live alum Chris ParnellEmily Arlook (The Good Place), and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have been tapped as series regulars on the comedy, joining previously cast Shahidi and Deon Cole. Parnell and Jackson will reprise the roles they originated in the planted spinoff episode of black-ish, while Arlook plays the role originally played in the black-ish episode by Mallory Sparks.

The series, from ABC Signature Studios, will start production next month and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App .grown-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole plays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Arlook plays Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell plays the dean of Southern California University. Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore at Southern California University.

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Freeform Gets Grown With ‘grown-ish’ (Formerly ‘college-ish’), Emily Arlook, Chris Parnell and Trevor Jackson ..

“grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show – that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” said creator and executive producer Kenya Barris. “Where black-ish examines what it means to be black, grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”

Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series. grown-ish is one of two upcoming single-camera comedy series on Freeform, along with Alone Together.

Congratulations Yara we cannot wait for your grown-ish’s debut!

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Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) Cast as The CW’s “Batwoman,” Batwoman Co-Creator Responds

As we have previously reported, The CW is once again expanding its superhero line up of DC Comics related characters, affectionately dubbed the “Arrowverse” by fans, with a new series based on Batwoman. The series is groundbreaking as the lead character will be a lesbian. Speculation on who would play the titular character is now over as it has been announced that Ruby Rose has landed the part!

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As we have previously reported, The CW is once again expanding its superhero line up of DC Comics related characters, affectionately dubbed the “Arrowverse” by fans, with a new series based on Batwoman. The series is groundbreaking as the lead character will be a lesbian. Speculation on who would play the titular character is now over as it has been announced that Ruby Rose has landed the part!

Ruby Rose is an Australian model and DJ, and also an out lesbian.

via Maxim

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The CW has found its Batwoman, who will appear in a DC crossover event of Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl in December and then likely again in her own standalone series.

Ruby Rose, the stunning scene-stealer from Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2and The Meg, has been cast as the caped crusader’s female contemporary.

What’s more, the character Batwoman will be openly lesbian, the first to lead a TV show.

“Rose will be playing the Kate Kane version of the character, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence,” an overview from DC Comics reads.

“But don’t call her a hero yet—in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”

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 Batwoman’s co-creator, Greg Rucka, has sounded off in support of Ruby’s casting as Kate Kane/Batwoman:

We have to say AGAIN we are here for this new Batwoman series and cannot wait for this year’s crossover event. Team Arrow, Team Flash, The Legends, Supergirl, and Black Lightning are finally getting some help from at least one of Gotham’s superheroes! What do you guys think of this casting news? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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Healthy Living! Mya (@myaplanet9) Talks on Her New Album, “TKO,” & Vegan Challenge Gone Viral!

Grammy award-winning R&B singer Mya tells all about her new studio album, TKO and her alkaline vegan challenge on an all new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massage. This episode appeared today on fuse.tv as part of Fuse’s Hip Hop at 45 celebration

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Grammy award-winning R&B singer Mya tells all about her new studio album, TKO and her alkaline vegan challenge on an all new episode of Fuse’s Mind Massage. This episode appeared today on fuse.tv as part of Fuse’s Hip Hop at 45 celebration.

Check out the clip below to learn about Mya’s favorite healthy snacks, new music and more!

One thing for sure is that Mya looks AMAZING. This healthy eating and vegan lifestyle has to play some part in that. Her album, TKO, is amazing as well. This album is definitely a love letter from the singer to her fans. Our favorite single from it has to be Ready For Whatever; the maturity of it just shows Mya is confident, powerful, and courageous.

Be sure you join Mya’s vegan challenge and download TKO on all streaming platforms!

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Yikes! Whoopi Goldberg & Jeanine Pirro Get Into It Backstage at “The View!”

It looks like arguments do not stay at the table when it comes to ABC’s The View. On Thursday, panelists, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated interview. Now we learn that the real drama went on behind the scenes with Whoopi and Jeanine getting into a shouting match backstage!

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It looks like arguments do not stay at the table when it comes to ABC’s The View. On Thursday, panelists, Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into a heated interview. Now we learn that the real drama went on behind the scenes with Whoopi and Jeanine getting into a shouting match backstage!

via Page Six

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The confrontation ended with liberal Goldberg allegedly shouting, “F–k you, get the f–k out!” at President Trump supporter and Fox News host Pirro.

During the screaming match, Pirro told Goldberg, “I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do,” we hear.

The trouble, sources told us, started before Pirro even went on-air to promote her new book, “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” — when Pirro arrived at “The View” to learn that anti-Trump CNN contributor Ana Navarro was filling in for Joy Behar.

“When Jeanine arrived on set she was looking for a fight and refusing to be on with Ana, demanding [Ana] not be in the segment,” an insider said. “[Pirro] was yelling at [‘The View’] executive producer and her staff like, ‘You need to handle this.’”

Another source told us that Pirro “was upset that Ana was there because she wasn’t told until the last minute. Ana is 24-7 anti-Trump. Jeanine wasn’t yelling, but you could tell they felt like the segment was being hijacked by shoving in an anti-Fox, anti-Trump person.”

Navaro did appear in Pirro’s segments, and things came to a head on the ABC show when the “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host accused left-wing Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Goldberg responded of Trump, “I have never seen anybody whip up such hate.”

It really sucks that Donald Trump can cause such chaos on a well-respected show. We are sure both ladies held their own, but this only serves as a sign of the times as politics have become more and more volatile.

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