OPRAH WINFREY AND STEVEN SPIELBERG TEAM UP FOR ‘THE COLOR PURPLE’ REBOOT: Oprah Winfrey is teaming up with Steven Spielberg for a reboot of The Color Purple. Quincy Jones will join them as a producer and Black Is King director Blitz Bazawule will lead as the director. Oprah said in a statement, “We were all blown away by Blitz’s unique vision as a director and look forward to seeing how he brings the next evolution of this beloved story to life.”
YANDY SMITH, PORSHA WILLIAMS AND MORE ARRESTED AT BREONNA TAYLOR PROTEST: Yandy Smith, Porsha Williams, Trae Tha Truth and more were among the 60 people arrested at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville yesterday (August 25th).Smith posted footage of her arrest, along with the caption, “If we don’t get no justice!!” Louisville Courier Journal reported that police arrested protesters who had been blocking a main road outside the football stadium.
MASIKA KALYSHA POSTS FAKE KIDNAPPING VIDEO TO PROMOTE HER ONLY FANS ACCOUNT: Masika Kalysha apologized to fans after posting a fake kidnapping video to get her fans to go to her OnlyFans page. In the video she posted, Masika is seen in her underwear, covered in bruises. She said, “I've been kidnapped. I'm in a warehouse somewhere. Idk where! I'm so scared! They took all my money and they want more! Please! Help me! Subscribe to my only fans and tip me. They're coming!!!!” Masika later deleted the video and then posted an apology video, saying that she is filming a new show and that the bruises were fake. She said that she scared people on purpose so that they could pay more attention and support the R.O.S.E.Organization, a non-profit that brings awareness to sex trafficking, homelessness, and drug addiction. Of course Masika was dragged. One person tweeted, “What u did was wrong af.” Another wrote, “You have minimized REAL VICTIMS experiences. 'Now that I have your attention' it was for your only fans. Smh I really hope they cancel you and I don’t even like cancel culture.”
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR’S SON CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONIES IN ALLEGED STABBING: According to TMZ, 28-year-old Adam Abdul-Jabbar was arrested in San Clemente, California after it was alleged that he attacked his neighbor during an argument. Adam and his neighbor got into an argument after the neighbor complained to him about helping his grandma with outdoor trash cans. The 60-year-old says Adam stabbed him several times and caused serious injuries, including a fractured skull and brain bleed. The neighbor has filed a civil suit against Adam and claimed that he nearly died from blood loss. Adam has now been charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury over his alleged role in the incident. He is facing nearly 10 years in prison. Adam is set to be arraigned in court next month.