Last night millions watched as former Olympian, Bruce Jenner officially came out, confirming tabloid reports, that he is indeed transitioning into a woman. The 65-year-old father and stepfather to ten, including The Kardashians and Kylie and Kendall Jenner, sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer for a much anticipated interview. In it he entailed his lifelong struggle with his gender and what it means to be biologically male while identifying as a woman with in regards to gender. Bruce’s outing comes on the tails of a growing movement in regards to transgender rights, something many consider to be the latest frontier in human rights.
Superheroes take on doll form in the world’s latest bout at Girl Power. DC Comics’ female superheroes and super villains are being transformed into a line of dolls sparked by a collaboration that also includes Warner Bros. and and the makers of Barbie, Mattel. The dolls will be based on teenage versions of the characters to sort of portray who and how they were at the beginning of the careers when they were just learning about their amazing powers/and or abilities. So far dolls based on Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumble Bee, Katana, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy have already been made, but more are sure to come.
Empire is one helluva a beast! Not only is it a rating magnet and monster, it has rocketed the careers of everyone involved. Two of its brightest stars are actor/singer, Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon). These television brothers spent most of Empire’s first season bringing us some new and amazing music song and perform by the actors themselves. I do not think I will ever forget Up All Night and Drip Drop song and performed respectively by Jussie and Yazz. Now it seems like their popularity is so big they have been invited to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards! “There’s no way I could possibly love music more than I already do. The Billboard Music Awards has been the epitome of celebrating some of the best of the best in music,” Smollett said. “To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor.”
The number of LGBT characters in comics just rose by one! Yep, they’re here, they’re queer, and they’re a mutant–get use to it! This week in All-New X-Men #40 one of the Original X-Men; Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, and Iceman finally came forward with their sexuality. Many assumed the culprit would be Angel as his alternate dimensional counterpart in Marvel 1602, was revealed as gay. However, you would be wrong the newest gay X-Man is so cool that he can can reach absolute zero–Iceman! Bobby Drake, better known as Iceman has been a member of the X-Men for years, but during that time he has had multiple female love interests. Shadowcat and Magneto’s daughter, Polaris, are just two of them.
We live in a world of political correctness and now it seems Adam Sandler’s newest film is being called out for its offensiveness to Native American culture. Earlier today, a group of Native American actors and extras walked off the set of The Ridiculous Six, a Western satire, after producers disregarded their concerns of its portrayal of Apache culture. Anthony Loren told The Associated Press that he and eight other cast members left the set due to inappropriate use of props, offensive names for Native American female characters, and a scene where a Native American woman urinated while smoking a peace pipe. Another scene used chicken feathers on teepees. “Right from the get-go, it didn’t feel right. But we it let it go,” said Anthony, a Navajo actor who started work as an extra on the movie Monday. “Once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women.”
Sandler has not come forward to address these allegations personally. However, the film is being straight released to Netflix and they have come forward with a statement. “The movie has ‘ridiculous’ in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous… It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of — but in on — the joke.” It sounds like they had better get this under wraps and rectified before it really hits the fan. We will keep you posted.
If Loving You Is Wrong begins with a cat fight as Marcie confronts Alex! Alex tries to leave her backyard but she continues to block her and then slaps her! Alex tries to apologize, but Marcie refuses to hear her and demands she get away from her home. Randal then follows Marcie into the house, there she asks him why he cheated on her and why he did so with Alex of all women. He tells her he loves her and is sorry for hurting her. She reminds him she can easily get another man, but never did because they were married and she loved him. She then hands him divorce papers to sign. He refuses. She berates him for not complying and then demands he recite his marriage vows to her. He says them all and ends them with a vow before God and His angels. Since he has lied to God, she finds it easy to believe he would lie to her and promises he will suffer.
Monica’s back with a new album AND a new look! The veteran R&B songstress debuted her new sassy and fiery red short hair in celebration of her seventh studio album, “Code Red”. The Grammy winner explains to People.com how her new album was the inspiration for her new hair color and that the style itself came from her first record, ‘Miss Thang’.
“The cut symbolizes me getting back to the fearlessness and courageous part of myself that I shared with the world in the ’90s when I released my first album ‘Miss Thang’. It’s easy to over-think things and not trust your natural instincts. I let go and let the music be created in my truth.”