Ta-Nehsi Coates

Songs, Movies & Moments: March 2021

Ta-Nehsi Coates
Ta-Nehsi Coates

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

Author Ta-Nehsi Coates has been slated to write an upcoming Superman feature film for DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures. According to Shadow and Act, the film is too early in the development process to target a release date, and the only names attached to the project are producers J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.

“To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros, DC films, and Bad Robot is an honor,” Coates shared in a statement to Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”

As an acclaimed author, essayist, and writer, Coates wrote bestsellers such as The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. Coates also wrote comic book series Black Panther and Captain America for Marvel Comics.

Coates’s project would be the latest Superman-centric film following Batman v. Superman (2016) and Man of Steel (2013).

TI and Tameka “Tiny” Harris
TI and Tameka “Tiny” Harris

A lawyer is calling for an investigation into rapper TI and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris after accusations of alleged sexual abuse and kidnapping by multiple women.

A report from The New York Times cites a letter from lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who is representing 11 alleged victims of “sexual abuse, forced, ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment. The abuse is said to have taken place between 2005 and 2018, according to the article. Five of the women claimed they were raped or sexually assaulted by TI—real name Clifford Harris—and Tiny.

Reportedly among the couple’s accusers are a military veteran, a teenage intern at TI’s studio and record label, and a former friend-turned-assistant, according to the lawyer’s letters.

The Harrises’ lawyer issued a statement to Rolling Stone recently to say that they deny “in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations.

“We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming,” the statement said. “These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”

Production was halted on the fourth season of the couple’s VH1 reality show, TI and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle, in February after their former friend Sabrina Peterson accused TI on Instagram of holding a gun to her head.

Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo

Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and reality star Karlie Redd recently opened an all-day (and all-night) breakfast and brunch spot in College Park, Ga.

Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles features customizable chicken and waffles, biscuits, French toast, and omelet combinations. The restaurant also serves sandwiches such as the Triple Decker grilled cheese and a Wafflewich. Also rounding out the dishes are miso-glazed lamb chops, barbecue teriyaki salmon, and hot skillet peach cobbler.

The decor for the 85-seat restaurant features a mural of the historic Apollo Theater, along with 14 platinum albums lining the walls from Atlanta musicians Ludacris, Outkast, and Usher.

Rachel Lindsay
Rachel Lindsay

Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay has decided to remove herself from Instagram. After speaking out on the lack of diversity among The Bachelor franchise, the racist behavior of Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, and having a heated exchange with Chris Harrison about it, Lindsay had been getting a whirlwind of backlash via social media.

During an interview with Harrison for Extra, Lindsay questioned Harrison after old social media photos showed Kirkconnell—who is competing for the love of the first Black Bachelor Matt James—that featured her dressed in Native American attire as a costume, had the Confederate flag in the background of some of her TikTok video, and was present at an antebellum-plantation themed celebration.

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