Songs, Movies & Moments: September 2019

Tamron Hall

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

During a press junket to promote her new self-titled talk show, Tamron Hall talked about not having hard feelings about the circumstances surrounding her exit from NBC’s Today. However, that doesn’t mean that she didn’t have bouts of uncertainty when the network announced that Megyn Kelly was going to take over her “Today’s Take” segment with Al Roker.

“When I left my prior job, I didn’t know how or what I would be doing,” Hall admitted. “I knew I was going to be a journalist. That’s what I do for a living. I wasn’t going to be a blackjack dealer somewhere. I knew I would return to what I love but didn’t know who for.”

Hall found her answer during a talk with her mother.

“I sat down and had a talk with my mother, and I told her that I wanted to create something that would make her proud and that would make me feel satisfied and that really would bring in all of this journey—the twenty-five years of being a journalist, the three months of being a mom, and all the things I’ve experienced that don’t make me an extraordinary person but have given me an interesting view on life.”

That vision turned into Tamron Hall, a much-anticipated talk show that’s been two years in the making. For air times and days, check your local listings.

Lisa Leslie

WNBA legend and Big 3 champion coach Lisa Leslie will add another historic honor to her résumé. According to Bleacher Report, Leslie will be the first woman to have a statue built in her likeness and displayed outside the Staples Center.

The LA Times reported that the Los Angeles Sparks and the Anchutz Entertainment Group (AEG) are still in the process of solidifying details about the reveal date but they agreed that Leslie’s would be the eleventh statue outside the building.

In arguing for her statue, Los Angeles Times reporter Arash Markazi wrote, “Leslie isn’t just one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, she is one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Southern California.”

Leslie’s statue will be erected alongside those honoring Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Wayne Gretzky, and other sports heroes.

Isaiah Washington

Former Greys Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, who is no stranger to making controversial remarks, has recently confirmed that he is a Trump supporter.

During an appearance on Fox Nation, Washington said that many people in Hollywood felt the need to hide their conservative ideas and points of view.

“You got a lot of conservative or centric libertarian-minded people that really care about other people but they are afraid to come out of the closet and say anything that’s not in line with the Democratic party,” he said.

Washington also stated that it’s time for the black community to reconsider their allegiance to the Democratic Party as a member of the #WalkAway campaign and urged others to “walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today.”

Former NBA player Matt Barnes was among the first to publicly criticize Washington. Barnes commented underneath a Shade Room post on Instagram where he called the actor “washed up.” Washington responded to the backlash by seemingly threatening Barnes’s way of life and children.

Wendy Williams

In a recent appearance on The View to talk about her new life after her split with Kevin Hunter, the new season of her talk show, and why she didn’t leave Hunter sooner, Wendy Williams admitted that her friends tried to convince her to leave years ago but she stayed for the sake of her son.

“A lot of times your girlfriends would be like, ‘Come over here. I have a second bedroom. Stay here. Sleep on the couch.’ No, that would have been selfish to my son. When you’re an only child, you don’t have somebody to talk back and forth with when mom and dad are going through things. So I said, ‘No, no, no, no. I will stay here. I will make sure his braces get tightened properly. I will cook the best I can at night. I will moisturize. I will help him do his essays for college. I will drive him to SAT prep courses.’ And now he goes to college in Miami. So it’s time to pull the trigger and the trigger’s been pulled.”

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