In casting news, Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are in negations to star in Disney’s forthcoming film, Queen of Katwe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film is to be based on the story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess prodigy with the help of her coach. The project will be directed by Mira Nair.
The New Year Saw More States Than Ever Raise Their Minimum Wage
The protests, strikes, and movement by fast food workers and other minimum wage earners have paid off. January 1st not only rang in a new year, but in more states it was also the beginning for an increase in the minimum wage. Twenty states hiked their minimum wage rates on New Year’s Day.
Lee Daniels Says 50 Cent Is Attempting To Guest Star On Empire
The ratings are in for FOX’s new Hip-Hop drama Empire and it has everyone’s undivided attention. Including 50 Cent’s, who has openly blasted the show’s marketing techniques as he felt it likened to his similar-themed Starz series, Power. Empire star Taraji P. Henson had a few choice words to refute the star rapper’s claims, but behind closed doors, it seems that 50 may be secretly trying to latch on to a good thing.
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