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Now casting: Taraji P. Henson film seeking men 

Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame. 

» RELATED: 9 big movies filming in Georgia in 2017

‘What Men Want’

Taraji P. Henson will star with Tracy Morgan and Aldis Hodge in the comedy “What Men Want,” according to Variety. The movie is inspired by the 2000 romantic comedy “What Women Want,” which starred Mel Gibson as a marketing executive who could hear what women are thinking. In “What Men Want,” the roles are reserved, and Henson, who portrays a sports agent, can hear men’s thoughts. 

What are they looking for?

Men age 23-40 that have an ‘80s look – such as long hair (Afro), side burns, mustache, etc. – with no dreads or twists are needed. You’ll be in a flashback photo scene portraying a boxing teammate. You don’t have to have boxing experience, but you’ll need to have an average/fit body and a flat belly.

» RELATED: This is what it's really like to work as an extra in Atlanta

When are they filming?

A photo session will be held in Decatur on April 27 at a time to be determined. You’ll need to have open availability.

How much does it pay?

Pay is $75 for eight hours.

How do I submit?

Send an email to with the subject line “flashback 4/27.” Include three full-length photos of you holding a sign that has today’s date.

Also provide your name, age, phone number, height, weight and your location/distance to Decatur. 

» RELATED: 10 reasons to seek a job in Atlanta’s TV and film industry

Kevin Hart reckons with cheating scandal in J. Cole music video 

Kevin Hart is known for starring in box office hits, but this week, he took on a smaller role in a J. Cole music video that references his past infidelities. 

» RELATED: Kevin Hart apologizes to wife, kids following cheating rumors

On Friday, the rapper released his fifth studio album “KOD,” and it features the standout track “Kevin’s Heart,” which alludes to the comedian’s public cheating scandals. 

In the five-minute visuals, the actor makes several public appearance, including at a grocery store and restaurant, where he is watched by people who openly remind him of his previous marital affairs.

While at least two women attempt to lure him with her beauty, another man encourages the 38-year-old to learn from his mistakes. When Hart finally makes it home without succumbing to temptation, the clouds form the phrase “Choose Wisely” in the sky. 

Last September, the “Night School” star uploaded an Instagram post to apologize to his then-pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and children for a video that was allegedly “sexually provocative” and showed him with another woman. 

He said someone attempted to blackmail him and admitted he “made a bad error in judgement.” 

“I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did,” he said. 

The couple is still married, and they welcomed their first child together last November. 

» RELATED: Photos: J. Cole performs in Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms makes Essence magazine’s ‘Woke 100’ list

Since 2017, Essence magazine has honored influencers for its “Woke 100 Women” list, and this year, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the cut.

» RELATED: Who is Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms?

The second annual round-up was released earlier this month and highlights artists, leaders and executives “who are proven change agents, shape-shifters and power players across the nation and beyond.” 

Bottoms, 48, was saluted for “fighting the good fight” and encouraging black women to run for office. She beat  City Councilwoman Mary Norwood last year to become Atlanta’s 60th mayor.

“We don’t recognize our own power as women. We organically lead in our communities, we lead in our churches, we lead in our workplace, we lead in our families. Too often we look to other people to lead in a very public way. Don’t be afraid to fail. You’re already leading,” Bottoms once said about black women and politics. 

The politician was thrilled to be celebrated and expressed her gratitude on Twitter. “What an honor to even be spoken in the same breath as these incredible women,” she wrote. 

The mayor is among a group that includes singers Chloe x Halle, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and activist Erica Garner, who received posthumous recognition. 

Want to know who else got a nod? Take a look at the full list here

» RELATED: Two Georgia women make Essence magazine’s ‘Woke 100’ list

Fulton County woman files suit against Usher for giving her herpes

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21: Actor Usher Raymond of ‘Burden’ attends The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on Melissa Ruggieri’s AJC Music Scene blog

In a lawsuit filed this week, Fulton County woman has accused singer Usher that he gave her herpes without her knowledge.

Laura Michelle Helm alleged that, “as a result of the sexual relationship with the Herpes SV2 stricken defendant, Plaintiff herself, was infected with the incurable disease and forced to live with not only the health effects of the incurable disease but also the stigma that is associated with it.”

Helm in the lawsuit identified herself as an Atlanta resident who had worked most recently at a radio station, “brand ambassador, owner of product lines and as a singer.” She has never been married or pregnant.

She wrote that she and Usher were platonic friends until “on or about the end of 2016 through the beginning of 2017 when Defendant began overtly and continually seeking a sexual interest.”

According to the lawsuit, she had sex with him on two occasions in 2017, once using a condom and once without. Both time also involved oral sex without protection. Soon after, she noticed bumps on her cheek and in her vagina. Concerned, she went on the Internet in July and discovered news about Usher’s herpes issues. She had tests taken and found out she had herpes as well soon after, the lawsuit said.

She listed multiple counts of negligence, fraud and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. She also accused him of assault, saying he forced her to have unprotected oral sex without her consent.

She is seeking unspecified punitive damages.

Four previous woman have accused Usher of the same thing in previous lawsuits.

In one case, he settled a lawsuit for $1 million for giving a woman herpes , according to documents received by RadarOnline.

Usher separated from his wife Grace Miguel in March after two years of marriage.

Beyonce adds Morehouse College to scholarship program 

Beyoncé is awarding another set scholarships to historically black colleges and universities, and one includes Morehouse College.

» RELATED: Beyoncé, Google announce more HBCU scholarships

Last week following her Coachella performance, the star announced her BeyGOOD initiative would be awarding $100,000 to HBCUs, with $25,000 each going to students at Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University and Wilberforce University. 

The grants are a apart of the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Now is matching Queen Bey’s initial donation with a grant that will partly benefit Morehouse. The all-male institution, located in Atlanta, retweeted the good news Monday.

» RELATED: QUIZ: How much do you know about Morehouse College?

The new wave of funds will also be allocated to Texas Southern University, Fisk University and Grambling State University. 

This isn’t the first time Beyonce has given money HBCUs. Last year, she celebrated the anniversary of the release of her critically acclaimed album “Lemonade” by awarding scholarships to four “Formation scholars,” including Morehouse’s neighboring institution Spelman College.

According to the songstress’ website, those scholarships were created to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”

» RELATED: Spelman student wins Beyoncé scholarship

Madonna loses lawsuit to reclaim Tupac love letter

A judge recently denied Madonna’s request to reclaim an old love letter she received from Tupac due to a release she signed nearly 15 years ago.

» RELATED: Tupac letter to Madonna reveals he broke up with her over race, reports say

In 2017, the singer sued an auctioneer, Gotta Have It! Collectibles, and former art consultant Darlene Lutz over the sale of some personal items that went missing after she moved out her Miami home.

The songstress said she didn’t realize her possessions had been misplaced until the letter, a hairbrush containing her blonde locks, a pair of satin panties, and other memorabilia appeared in an auction in July 2017.

While Madonna was granted a temporary stay to block the auction last summer, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovit ultimately threw out her suit, citing a statute of limitations.

» RELATED: Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame

“Mere ignorance or lack of discovery of the wrong is not sufficient to toll the statute,” Lebovits wrote in the ruling obtained by Page Six.

Plus, the judge discovered a 2004 settlement, where the pop star signed an agreement with Lutz that forfeited her right to retrieve her items. 

“Sophisticated parties having negotiated an extraordinarily broad release with their eyes open with the aid of counsel cannot later invalidate that release by claiming ignorance of the depth of their fiduciary’s misconduct,” Lebovits said.

Once Madonna’s previous hold is released, Lutz and the auctioneer will be able to proceed with the sale. 

Dwayne Johnson answers girl's prom request, rents out theater for her

An 18-year-old Minnesota student isn’t going to the prom with “The Rock,” but the actor and former wrestling star gave her the next best thing.

>> Read more trending news

Katie Kelzenberg of Stillwater Area High School had tweeted a video to Johnson, asking him to be her date for her school’s senior prom on May 5.

Friday during the school’s morning announcements, Kelzenberg and her fellow classmates were startled to hear Johnson’s voice over the intercom, ABC News reported.

“All right, let’s start this Friday morning announcement off with a little bit of fun and a little bit of excitement ... You're probably thinking 'What is 'The Rock' doing on our intercom system!?” Johnson said. “Well, I'm sending a message to very special young lady.”

While acknowledging that Kelzenberg might have been embarrassed -- in the video, her face reddens as Johnson continues to speak -- he thanked her for being “cool and awesome” for the prom invitation. He told the students that he was unable to make the prom because he would be in Hawaii filming his new movie, “Jungle Cruise.”

Then Johnson dug into his wrestling repertoire and dropped the People’s Elbow on the unsuspecting class.

Johnson told Kelzenberg that he was renting out a local theater for her friends and family to see a screening of Johnson’s movie, “Rampage,” with drinks and popcorn on him, ABC News reported.

"I want you to go and have the greatest time! I rented out 232 seats!" he said. "Katie, have the best time. Thank you for being awesome!"

Now casting: Taraji P. Henson film seeking sports agents

Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame. 

» RELATED: 9 big movies filming in Georgia in 2017

‘What Men Want’

Taraji P. Henson will star with Tracy Morgan and Aldis Hodge in the comedy “What Men Want,” according to Variety. The movie is inspired by the 2000 romantic comedy “What Women Want,” which starred Mel Gibson as a marketing executive who could hear what women are thinking. In “What Men Want,” the roles are reserved, and Henson, who portrays a sports agent, can hear men’s thoughts. 

What are they looking for?

Men who are 25-48 or have a youthful appearance are needed to portray sports agents – think high-end corporate America. You’ll need to have more than one tailored/fitted suit and ties. If you’re currently booked as a boxer, pedestrian, etc., don’t submit since this role is within the same week.

You shouldn’t have dreads, braids, twists, ear gauges, multi-colored hair or earrings.

» RELATED: This is what it's really like to work as an extra in Atlanta

When are they filming?

Filming is in downtown Atlanta on April 30 and May 1.

How much does it pay?

Pay is $75 for eight hours.

How do I submit?

Send an email to with the subject line “2day CORE agent.”

Include three full-length photos of you wearing three different suits and holding a sign with today’s date. List your name, age, phone number, height, weight, location/distance to downtown Atlanta and sizes (shirt, neck, sleeve, pants, waist and shoe.

» RELATED: Take these classes and workshops to break into Georgia's film and TV industry

Watch teen nail routine from Beychella

It’s been nearly one week since Beyonce’s first Coachella performance, and people are still singing her praises with think pieces, tweets and even dances.

» RELATED: The story behind ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ and why Beyoncé made it matter

One teen, Brianna Bundick-Kelly, chose the latter option, memorizing the choreography from one segment of the singer’s epic two-hour show. She took to Twitter to post her rendition alongside Beyonce’s in a side-by-side video. 

Known as Briyonce on the platform, the Virginia State University freshman didn’t missed a step. She nailed the choreography.

Pretty soon, the one-minute clip went viral. It garnered more than 356,000 likes and 4.7 million views in just three days. 

» RELATED: Destiny’s Child reunites during Beyonce’s Coachella performance

She even received a nod from celebrities including Gabrielle Union, En Vogue and Queen Bey’s fellow Destiny’s Child group member Michelle Williams.

In a separate tweet, Bundick-Kelly expressed she was overwhelmed by all of the compliments. “I was having a terrible week and y'all are really making my heart so happy with all the love!” she wrote. “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

This isn’t the first time the student has imitated the star. She also learned moves from 2016’s Formation tour, because she couldn’t make it to a concert. That upload has been viewed on Twitter more 1.4 million times.

» RELATED: Beyoncé gives $100,000 to 4 historically black colleges

Kanye West is dropping two new albums and the internet is ‘freaking out’

Earlier this week, Kanye West returned to Twitter, expressing his thoughts on creativity and fashion. Now he’s taken to the platform to announce two new albums

» RELATED: Kanye West uses email to tell Kim Kardashian to drop her big sunglasses

On Thursday afternoon, he rolled out the details of his latest work in a chain of tweets. The first announcement read, “my album is 7 songs.” Then he revealed the release date: June 1.

But that wasn’t the only surprise. He also shared that he’d be dropping another with his buddy Kid Cudi as the group Kids See Ghost. That project will be available the following week on June 8.

The news spread quickly, and several fans flocked to social media to express their thoughts with GIFs and memes. Tons were excited about the new music. 

» RELATED: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are parents again

Some were bummed that his solo album would only include seven tracks. They were hoping for more. 

On the other hand, a few were predicting who would be featured on the projects. Many guessed Travis Scott, Nas and others.

» RELATED: Photos: A look back at the career of AJC photographer Ray West

Several were just excited that so many hip-hop albums were coming out in time for summer. J. Cole is releasing “KOD” Friday, and Drake will also have new music in June. 

And according to another chain of tweets from West, his label mates, Teyana Taylor and Pusha T, will soon be releasing new albums as well. 

7 not-to-miss R&B shows happening in Atlanta this spring

R&B buffs, old school lovers and funkadelic fanatics: You're. In. Listening-pleasure. Luck.

Atlanta's spring lineup of soulful concerts ushers in a legendary list of iconic artists. 

»RELATED: Atlanta spring concert guide 2018: Pink, Kenny Chesney, Anita Baker and more

Take a musical trip  back down memory lane with the following Atlanta R & B shows that highlight singers and acts from Motown, quiet storm, smooth jazz and contemporary R&B:

Smokey Robinson

8 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Rd SW, College Park.  Ticket range: $46.50-$96 plus. Tickets available here.

"The King of Motown" will serenade audiences for his "An Evening with Smokey Robinson" concert. Held at Atlanta's Wolf Creek Amphitheater, the live performance with take forever fans back to his most profound songs, which were released over the last five decades. 

The acclaimed singer-songwriter founded band The Miracles and was once dubbed America's "greatest living poet" by fellow artist Bob Dylan. Witness Robinson's silky vocals and treasured tracks on this most memorable night to close out April. 

Anita Baker

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10; 8 p.m. Friday, May 11; and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Ticket range: $57.50-$200 plus (applicable fees). Tickets available here.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will pit stop her "Farewell Concert Series" in Atlanta for a Mother's Day weekend celebration. The sultry "Sweet Love" legend's distinct, soothing and heartfelt vocals have captivated fans since the release of her first solo album, "The Songstress," during 1983. Before we all miss her romancing music live, here's your last chance to experience her Billboard-producing brilliance this May at The Fox Theatre

ATL Soul Life Music Fest

6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Rd SW, College Park. Ticket range: $54-$104 plus. Tickets available here

This jamboree of classic jams will feature Grammy Award-winning and -nominated recording artists such as neo soul singer Eric Benét; jazz songbird Ledisi; adult contemporary R&B performer Anthony David and neo soul vocalist Raheem DeVaughn. 

The one-day event is dubbed one of the largest annual soul music festivals in the Southeast region, so diehard R&B fans of the Peach State definitely shouldn't pass up this popular showcase of rare, collaborative performances. 

»RELATED: Funk Fest 2018 features Bobby Brown supergroup, Charlie Wilson and more

Funk Fest

7 p.m.Friday, May 18; 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Rd SW, College Park. Ticket range: $69-$169 plus. Tickets available here

Known for its good music, good people and good times, Funk Fest is a make-you-wanna-get-up-and-dance tour that attracts nearly 100,000 R&B admirers. For more than 20 years, the mainly Southern music tour has fused unforgettable old school with new school performances. In 2018, the three-day Atlanta tour will feature heavy musical hitters like Charlie Wilson, Goodie Mob, Lil Kim and Nas at Atlanta's Wolf Creek Amphitheater. 

KISS 104.1 Flashback Festival

7 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton. Ticket range: $38-$80 plus. Tickets available here

This 23rd annual throwback series will feature timeless soul, electro-funk and urban contemporary acts from the 1980s. Watch artist Angela Winbush and groups SOS Band and Atlantic Starr perform live at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Hearing their classic songs will make you want to fall in love all over again. 

Maze feature Frankie Beverly

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2. State Bank Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Dr NW, Atlanta. Ticket range: $50-$225 plus. Tickets available here.

The smooth-grooving, quiet storm band is scheduled to bring its biggest '70s and '80s hits to the city during June at the State Bank Amphitheatre in Chastain Park. The nearly 50-year-old groups has continued to evolve and produce warm, slow jams sustaining generations of R&B lovers. If you want a funky good time on the town, you can't miss this epic performance. 

Kindred The Family Soul

8 p.m. Friday, June 15. Ticket range: $25-$40 plus. Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. Tickets available here

Talented songbirds and even real-life lovebirds Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler are slated to slay their neo soul duo act at Atlanta's Center Stage Theater during June. The married couple, singers and songwriters were introduced in 1997 by hip hop band, The Roots, and have remained a solid team, delivering contemporary sounds dedicated to love and courage. 

Chadwick Boseman to be keynote speaker at Howard’s commencement

The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.

The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ceremony May 12.

News outlets report Boseman will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, the university's highest honor.

Howard University president Wayne Frederick said Boseman’s role in the blockbuster "Black Panther" film "reminds us of the excellence found in the African diaspora and how Howard continues to be a gem that produces the next generation of artist-scholars, humanitarians, scientists, engineers and doctors."

The South Carolina native also starred in movies portraying Jackie Robinson, James Brown and fellow Howard graduate Thurgood Marshall.


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‘Cardi B is right’: Bernie Sanders agrees with rapper’s view on Social Security

Cardi B has a ton of fans, and one includes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

» RELATED: Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ is No. 1 Billboard 200 album

In a recent interview with GQ, published earlier this month, the rapper talked about her “love for the government” and appreciation of former United States presidents, specifically Franklin D. Roosevelt.

She called him the “real Make America Great Again President,” crediting him for pulling the country through the Great Depression of the 1930s. “If it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security,” she said.

» RELATED: Bernie Sanders struggles with new path to black voters

Social Security Works tweeted a photo of the star alongside her quote, and Sanders retweeted it Wednesday. The former presidential candidate wrote, “Cardi B is right.”

“If we are really going to make America great,” he continued, “we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve.”

Since he posted the image, it has been retweeted more than 13,000 times and liked more than 42,000 times. 

About nine out of 10 American seniors ages 65 and up in receive Social Security benefits, which means about 63 million are expected to get it in 2018, according to the SSA.

However, the Social Security trust fund is projected to run out by 2034, possibly leaving millions of seniors without access to retirement benefits and politicians debating about how to strengthen the program.

Texas police investigating claim that R. Kelly ‘knowingly and intentionally’ gave 19-year-old STD

Police in Dallas, Texas, are investigating a now-20-year-old woman’s allegations that controversial R & B star R. Kelly “knowingly and intentionally” gave her a sexually transmitted disease without telling her.

»RELATED: Why do black people still listen to R. Kelly?

The Dallas Morning News reports the woman, who was 19 at the time she dated Kelly, was allegedly infected with herpes after an 11-month relationship with the singer. The accuser, who has not been identified publicly, filed a formal complaint with the Dallas Police Department against the 51-year-old “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner last week. She intends to file a lawsuit later this week, according to her lawyer Lee Merritt.

"When somebody brings something to our attention, we have a responsibility to look into it and to do our due diligence -- that's with any kind of case," Dallas police Dept. Chief Thomas Castro, who oversees investigations, told the Morning News Monday. 

» RELATED: Former girlfriend accuses R. Kelly of grooming 14-year-old as ‘sex pet’

In the April 9 criminal complaint, the woman said she experienced  “serious bodily injury”  during a relationship in which Kelly also allegedly gave her illegal drugs and alcohol, Merritt told the Huffington Post. The relationship ended in February.

“Our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection),” Merritt wrote in a press release. “These offenses occurred while our client was being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult.”

Over the last several years, Kelly has been on the accused end of various sexual misconduct claims. In 2008, the entertainer was acquitted of child pornography charges, which came after accusations he videotaped himself having sex with underage girls.

 » RELATED: R. Kelly accused of abusing women, running 'cult' in Johns Creek

Last year, BuzzFeed broke  the story that several women alleged Kelly abused and imprisoned them as part of a “cult” at his estate in Johns Creek, Georgia. Last month, his former girlfriend accused Kelly of sexually abusing her from the age of 14.

Kelly has not responded to several requests for comment, but through his representative he told the Washington Post he "categorically denies all claims and allegations" in the Dallas criminal complaint.

Despite his legal battles, Kelly has maintained a successful touring and recording career, selling more than 60 million albums.

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize in music, makes history

Kendrick Lamar has made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his album “DAMN.”

NPR reported that the Compton, California, rapper’s critically-acclaimed 2017 album took home the prize “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year,” according to the Pulitzer Prize website.

>> Read more trending news 

The album is described as “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life” on the Prize winners page.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the finalists in the category this year were selected by a five-person jury. Lamar’s album beat classical albums “Quartet” by Michael Gilbertson and “Sound From the Bench” by Ted Hearne. 

Lamar’s win also marks the first time a non-jazz or non-classical artist took home the prize.

Woman sues Steve Harvey for harassment; says he made her dress more provocatively on show

A single mom and fitness model claims she felt sexually harassed as a guest on Steve Harvey's talk show.

The woman, Dominique Collier, was invited to a taping of an episode of "Steve Harvey" in 2016 after responding to a casting call for "single professional women who like to show off their looks" and claims she left there feeling sexually harassed, TMZ reported

She says that Harvey, 61, and the show's producers made her change out of her tasteful outfit and into a halter top and form-fitting skirt before asking the audience to vote on her looks. 

The audience's responses included the names: "whore," "slut," "ratchet" and "daddy issues," according to the suit obtained by TMZ. 

After the taping in front of a live audience, Collier fired off a cease and desist letter asking the poll to be removed before the show aired on television. 

Producers did oblige, but she claims the damage was already done.

Collier said in the suit that she felt humiliated and demeaned and was crying backstage when Harvey walked up to her and handed her the clothes she had arrived in — including her bra and undergarments, according to the gossip site. 

She is suing the show's production company Endemol Shine and NBC for at least $2 million. 

A spokesperson for "Steve Harvey" and NBC did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment.

Beyoncé gives $100,000 to 4 historically black colleges  

Beyoncé paid tribute to historically black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance, and now the singer is donating $100,000 to four black universities.

RELATED: Destiny’s Child reunites during Beyonce’s Coachella performance

The superstar singer announced Monday the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative. She plans to give $25,000 each to Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce University. One student from each school will receive the scholarship money.

Beyonce's Coachella festival set was critically acclaimed, as Beyonce paid tribute to the marching bands, the dance troupes and step teams at historically black colleges.

Last year, the singer launched the Formation Scholars Awards Program, supporting creative and bold young women, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of her "Lemonade" album.

Related: Photos: Beyonce performs at Coachella

Donald Glover to host, perform as Childish Gambino on ‘SNL’

Donald Glover will be doing double duty on “Saturday Night Live” May 5.

The actor and rapper will be the host and musical guest for the NBC sketch comedy. 

>> Read more trending news 

Billed under his rap name Childish Gambino for musical guest and with his real name as host, “SNL” posted the announcement on Twitter Sunday. The announcement was also made on the show’s Instagram page.

Glover is currently starring on the FX comedy “Atlanta,” for which he is also executive producer and writer. As a musician, he released the Grammy-nominated album “Awaken, My Love!” in 2016. Its single, “Redbone,” won the Grammy for best traditional R&B performance.

Mourners flood social media to honor  Winnie Mandela during funeral 

South Africans gathered Saturday to bid farewell to Winnie Mandela, and mourners from across the globe flocked to social media to honor her legacy during the funeral. 

» RELATED: Twitter mourns for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela

The anti-apartheid activist, who died at age 81 earlier this month, was laid to rest in a massive celebration, which was attended by thousands including Jesse Jackson and Naomi Campbell. 

Mandela, once married to former South African President Nelson Mandela, was known as “Mother of the Nation” or simply “Mama” for her fight against apartheid. She also became Johannesburg’s first black female social worker.

Although the ceremony, which was streamed live, took place in South Africa, several from around the world headed to Twitter to say their goodbyes to the controversial leader. Many reposted speeches, videos and pictures from the service.

» RELATED: 'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

A few acknowledged the rainy weather, stating the drizzle was a sign of “peace.”

Others said institutions, such as the Cape Town International Airport, should be named after the legend. 

Others simply reflected on her legacy and influence.

» RELATED: Roswell woman recalls friendship with Winnie Mandela

#BoycottStarbucks surfaces after video shows arrest of two black men at Philadelphia location

Starbucks is under fire after many said two black men were “unnecessarily” arrested at a Philadelphia location, sparking #BoycottStarbucks on Twitter.

» RELATED: Video showing arrest of two black men at Starbucks sparks outrage

A video, which surfaced online Thursday, shows police talking to two black men before handcuffing them and escorting them out of the building.

In the clip, which has been viewed more than 3 million times, a patron can be heard saying, “They didn’t do anything” after another asks, “What did they [the police] get called for, because there were two black guys sitting here meeting me?”

In a tweet, Melissa DePino, who recorded the moment, said, “The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing.”

Amid outrage, Starbucks issued a statement online, writing, “We apologize to the two individuals and our customers and are disappointed this led to an arrest.” 

During a Facebook Live statement uploaded Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross described the incident. He said the men were “trespassing,” because they were non-paying customers who wanted to use the bathroom. When Starbucks employees asked the men to leave, they refused and the police were called. He said the officers “did absolutely nothing wrong.”

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However, several on social media disagreed and #BoycottStarbucks soon became a trending topic on Twitter Saturday. Many called the arrest racist and discriminatory. 

Other the other hand, a few said the coffee chain should not be blamed for a few people’s actions. They thought the hashtag was “unnecessary.”

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