Songs, Movies & Moments: October 2020

Tameron Hall
Tameron Hall

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

Talk show host Tameron Hall has been hit recently with a $16-million-dollar lawsuit from a guest who claims she faced embarrassment after appearing on a September 2019 episode of The Tameron Hall Show.

According to TMZ reports, anti-vaxxer mom Jeanine DiAngelo filed the suit because she was offended when Hall told the audience that she wouldn’t allow her toddler son near DiAngelo’s child.

“I can’t look at him like this and have this debate when I know my son is around the corner, and I wouldn’t want him to hug him because I don’t want my son, based on science, to be exposed to an unvaccinated child,” Hall said during the segment. “This is why we brought it up, not to judge him.”

However, the talk show host hugged the teen during the segment.

DiAngelo said she’s hurt over Hall comparing her child to a “leper,” according to documents obtained by TMZ. Because of the comments, DiAngelo claims that Hall is in violation of New York’s discrimination laws for calling out her religious beliefs.

National health officials urge that parents vaccinate their children for better health outcomes, but state that if parents decide against vaccination, they should be aware of all of the risks involved.

Tevin Campbell
Tevin Campbell

Neo Soul singer Jaguar Wright may be in some legal trouble after an interview with Real Lyfe Productions was published on YouTube. In the interview, Wright claimed that 1990s singer Tevin Campbell was once a sex worker in Los Angeles.

“How does a boy with a voice like that, that had the records that he had, that could have easily transformed into one of the greatest male vocalists of all time, end up prostituting himself for drugs and change on Hollywood Boulevard? How does that happen with a gift like that?” Wright said in the video.

Once Campbell became aware of Wright’s accusations, he took to Twitter to address her claims about his past. In now-deleted tweets that were posted by The Jasmine Brand, Campbell accusing Wright of the defamation of his character and threatened to take legal action against her.

“According to @jaguarwright, I was a sex worker on Hollywood Blvd,” Campbell tweeted. “It’s called online defamation. Do. Not. Test. T.E.V.I.N. My lawyer is on deck. I would take that YouTube vid. Down if I were you. My past is well documented and I’ve learned from it and I own it. I will not tolerate anyone telling lies about me online. If you don’t stand for something you fall for any d*** thang.”

Campbell wasn’t the only one to be subjected to accusations from Wright. She also accused Common of sexual assault.

NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes

In an update on NeNe Leake’s status with the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality show star made it official recently that she is not returning to the popular Bravo franchise. However, Leakes’s departure isn’t without controversy.

Leakes recently appeared on The Tameron Hall Show and became emotional when she talked about The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She alleged that executives at Bravo were guilty of bullying and discrimination. According to Hall, Leakes cried through a commercial break behind the whole ordeal.

“NeNe, you didn’t know I could see you in the commercial break. You’ve been crying this entire break,” Hall said. “You said you want to meet potentially with the folks over at Bravo behind the scenes if you think that something can be worked out. These allegations, again, very serious. Discrimination, bullying. What is there to be worked out? What do you want from them?”

Leakes replied that she just wants fairness.

“I can’t tell you everything that I want from them but I can tell you that I want fair treatment. I deserve fair treatment. I haven’t done anything that no one else has done there, or haven’t done even worse… so, I don’t deserve this treatment. I’m as confused as you are.”

Last month, Leakes announced that she would not be returning to RHOA, asserting that she was forced out by Bravo.

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer in August, may be one of the late actors who receives an Oscar nomination next year. According to Variety, the Black Panther star may be nominated for his role in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will air on Netflix.

The film, which is based on the 1984 August Wilson play, is the last that Boseman starred in. The source told Variety that Boseman is likely to secure a supporting actor nomination. Viola Davis has the title role, and Boseman plays Levee, her troubled trumpeter who is eager to branch off and launch his own career but in the meantime wants to revamp Rainey’s sound.

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