NBC WILL MAKE CHANGES 'IF NECESSARY' AFTER GABRIELLE UNION'S FIRING: During a recent TV critics Q&A session, NBC entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy gave an update on the network’s investigation of Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent. The executive revealed that the investigation could come to a close at the end of February, and added that changes will be made “if necessary.” He said,”I’m very confident if we learn something…we will put new practices in place if necessary. We certainly take anyone’s critique of what it means to come to work here incredibly seriously. We want to always go after the truth. That’s our culture here, you can ask anyone who works here.” SAG-AFTRA is also investigating the situation.”
NETFLIX MOVES TO DISMISS MO'NIQUE'S LAWSUIT ACCUSING THEM OF RACIAL AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION: Netflix has formally asked the courts to dismiss Mo'Nique's discrimination suit against them. According to The Blast, the legal docs said, Plaintiff fails, however, to allege any facts showing that the compensation offered her was the product of discrimination. To the contrary, her Complaint contradicts its core premise by noting that other persons of color, other women, and another African- American woman (like Plaintiff) have been paid substantially more money to create comedy specials for Netflix’s streaming service than what was offered to Plaintiff. And Plaintiff fails to explain why she was entitled to be offered what the stars to whom she compares herself were offered for creating such comedy specials.” Back in February 2018, Mo'Nique urged fans to boycott Neflix because of the amount of money — $500,000 — they offered her for a comedy special. She believed that $500,000 was unfair when other comedians, White and male comedians, had been offered millions.
RUMOR: CAM NEWTON AND KIA PROCTOR SPIT BECAUSE HE ALLEGEDLY HAD A BABY WITH AN IG MODEL: Rumor has it that Cam Newton and Kia Proctor have broken up — and it's because Cam allegedly knocked up an IG model right before Kia gave birth to their fourth child back in October. Theybf pointed out that Kia shared photos of herself and her kids during the holidays but she will usually post family photos that includes Cam. They are also no longer following each other on IG and Kia deleted all of Cam's photos on her Instagram page. She also changed her IG name as her former one had his number – 1 – attached to it. Rumor has it that the woman who had Cam's child is La Reina Shaw — and the two met at his Fellaship restaurant in Atlanta.