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Young, Black, and Fabulous

We Feelin' Jaden Smith's New Slave Role, Or Nah?

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Jaden Smith nabbed a new movie role.  The rumored boo of Kylie Jenner and heir to the Smith family throne will be playing a slave in his next slave era themed flick.

 

Speak on it inside....

Another slave-themed movie is on the way.  And 15-year-old Jaden Smith is slated to play the role of a young slave who becomes a freedom fighter.

In the upcoming flick The Good Lord Bird, which is a big-screen adaptation of the 2013 National Book Award winner by James McBridea, Jaden will play "a young slave who links up with radical abolitionist John Brown (Schreiber) in 1856 Kansas and travels the nation with Brown’s motley crew of freedom fighters."

Deadline reports that the story is told through Jaden's character "Onion" and his satirical point of view.  The character also wears dresses and is first mistaken for a girl:

Story is told with a satirical bent through the eyes of Onion, who wears a dress and is at first mistaken for a girl, as he bears witness to Brown’s historic campaign and encounters the likes of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman en route to the bloody Harper’s Ferry raid that helped spark the Civil War.

The After Earth actor will be starring alongside vet Liev Schreiber.  So...are we feeling the theme of his new role?  Or nah, because Hollywood may need to fall back on the constant influx of slave films?

 

Photo: Jaden's IG

 

TWERK BREAK: Phaedra Parks DROPS THAT THANG On "RHOA" Executive Producer Carlos King....Sombody Hire Her

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Who needs a wedding singer when you've got this...

Phaedra Parks solidified her slot on season 7 of "RHOA" with a twerking display for the show's executive producer.  See Ms. Donkey Booty in action inside....

 

As Porsha Williams' fate with the producers of RHOA hangs in the balance (see the reunion fight clip) and Cynthia Bailey is being put up for elimination (thanks NeNe Leakes), one lady who'll surely be back is Phaedra Parks.

While the inevitable trial of her husband Apollo Nida is enough to keep her storyline going, the Southern Belle gave executive producer Carlos King a little extra attention during Kandi and Todd's reception.  Ms. Donkey Booty put that thang on him and he Instagrammed his approval.  "#WCW this DONKologist @phaedraparks giving me servings of rump roast at @kandiburruss a"nd @todd167 wedding! #goodtimea

SMH......but it's less harmful than a sex tape and shower rod.

 

BONUS:

 

The ladies of RHOA discuss their season six regrets.  All that subliminal shade thrown at Kenya is hilar....

 

Photo via Carlos King IG

RUN THAT BACK: Jay Z & The Mayor Of L.A. Announce DOUBLE DOSE Of Made In America -- Philly AND L.A.

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This is the definition of "giving the summer some".  Fresh on the heels of a rumored joint summer tour with wife Beyonce, Shawn Carter just announced that the Made In America is, in fact, heading to L.A.  But don't get mad east coasters, it's still going down in Philly again as announced yesterday.

 

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Deets on the double dosage inside...

Yesterday, Live Nation announced the pre-sale for Made In America festival tickets in Philly.  We all thought that was the confirmation it was returning to Philly after discussions of bringing it to L.A.

But then Hov dropped the news today that it's going to both L.A. Philly...at the same damn time.  it will all go down Labor Day weekend, August 30th and 31st.

Alongside L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment Michael Rapino, as well as Budweiser and United Way honchos, Hov revealed the big expansion plan at a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall today.

The crew revealed there will be 60 Performances, 6 Stages, two cities, one weekend.  And tickets are on sale now for both cities at MadeInAmericaFest.com.

 

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Photos: Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser, @courtneyfriel

 

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