Songs, Movies & Moments: November 2023

Grant & Tamia Hill; Amy Robach & T.J. Holmes; Tems; Ava DuVernay

A Look at Entertainment

by T.J. Moore –

Former NBA star Grant Hill and his wife Tamia are reportedly set to be part owners of two sports team.

The couple shared on Instagram that they are serving as limited-ownership partners to the Orlando City Soccer club and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League.

“We are so grateful to join on as partners with the @orlpride & @orlandocitysc ownership group. We have been huge fans of both teams over the years and have loved watching and supporting the women and men of the @nswl & @mls. We can’t wait to continue with our support enjoy in the passion and excitement at @exploriastadium for many years to come,” the Hills posted.

Mark Wilf, club owner and chairman of the teams, shared the same excitement.

“We’re very excited to add both Tamia and Grant Hill as part of our ownership group for Orlando City and Orlando Pride. Over the past few years, we have gotten to know and appreciate Tamia and Grant, their passion for our clubs, and their commitment to the community,” he said.

Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, former hosts of GMA’s What You Need To Know, are now launching a new podcast. According to Variety, the former ABC hosts and current couple now have a deal with iHeartMedia to tell their side of the story regarding their relationship and their ultimate firing due to their affair. Their relationship started on the set of Good Morning, America while still married to other people.

The new podcast, “Amy and T.J.,” will not only feature their side of the story regarding their relationship and subsequent falling out with ABC, but will also feature conversations about current events and pop culture.

“Amy and T.J.”  debuts Dec. 5.

Nigerian singer Tems spent time in a Ugandan prison, and she recently reflected on the experience with Angie Martinez.

The rising star recounted how she was booked during a show in Uganda following pandemic restrictions lifting. Despite receiving permits authorizing the event, she learned something strange was happening.

“There was this particular artist—I’m not sure what his role was but he was basically threatening Nigerian artists like they shouldn’t come,” she told Martinez. After the show, plain-clothes police officers arrested the “Free Mind” singer and her manager.

Tems called the experience humbling and said it inspired a desire in her to modify her aesthetic.

“This new swag of mine is after (Uganda) ’cause before I was calm with my dress. After (the detainment), I was like, ‘Nah I’m gonna wear anything I want.’”

Starz is not moving forward with Ava DuVernay’s untitled romantic drama series that was set to star Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff.

Variety reported exclusively that the decision was made after DuVernay parted ways with her overall deal with Warner Bros. Television in May. The series is just another casualty from the network.

The half-hour drama chronicled a radical and rebellious love affair that transcended and disrupted notions of class, race, gender, and physical ability.