By Dawnielle Floyd |Staff Writer|
Law and Order director pleads guilty
Director of “Law and Order,” Jason Jace Alexander, pled guilty to the possession of child pornography, Jan. 19 in New York. Alexander has directed over a dozen shows for the series as well as other shows like “The Blacklist” since the mid ’90s.
Prosecutors said they found digital films on his computer of minors performing sex acts at his New York home
Alexander could face up to seven years come sentencing on May. 3.
J. Cole is officially off the market!
During a live stream, rapper J. Cole’s marriage was revealed.
Director Ryan Coogler of “Creed” accidentally revealed J. Cole is no longer on the market. J. Cole, at a lost for words, admitted that he and long time girlfriend and college sweetheart Melissa Heholt had tied the knot.
Mos Def breaks hearts
Yasiin Beys, also known as rapper Mos Def, announced, Jan. 19 that he will be hanging up his mic.
According to Kanye West’s Official website, the rapper announced he will retire from Hollywood and the music industry later this year after his last album.
Many fans are left heart broken with this news. Fan James Hodgson tweeted, “It really does suck that [He] is gonna retire after this year. ‘Black on Both Sides’ was the first hip hop album I ever loved.”CREDIT: www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2013/05/14/spike-lee-speaks-at-tisch-asia-commencement-.html%5B/caption%5D
Spike Lee boycotts the Oscars
Spike Lee decided to skip the Oscars this year, and chose Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, to voice his reasoning.
Lee, an honorary recipient, started his letter by thanking the academy for his previous awards in a post on Instagram, but questioned how 20 of the nominees for the actor category were white for a second year in a row.
The honorary recipient also wrote about how the executive offices in Hollywood studios and cable lack diversity, and how it has fallen way behind sports and music.
Stacey Dash’s thoughts on BET and Black History Month
Stacey Dash voiced her opinion on Spike Lee and Jada Smith’s boycott on the Oscars, during her interview, Jan. 20, on Fox News’ segment, “Fox and Friends.” She opened up on her thoughts as to why “we” need to make up our minds when it comes to segregation and integration.
She stated that we need to get rid of shows like BET and the BET Awards, as well as the image awards because these shows cause segregation. She also suggested getting rid of Black History Month, saying that this holiday and the award show honor blacks and if it were the other way around, there would be backlash.