VANESSA BRYANT PAYS TRIBUTE TO KOBE ON THEIR 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Yesterday (April 18th), Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to what would have been her and Kobe Bryant's 20th anniversary. Bryant posted her and Kobe's wedding pic, along with the caption, "Happy Anniversary, baby. I love you. 20 years. @kobebryant."
RYAN COOGLER SAYS 'THE BLACK PANTHER II' PRODUCTION WILL STAY IN GEORGIA: Director Ryan Coogler says that production on the sequel to Black Panther will remain in Georgia despite the passing of voting law SB 202 last month. In a letter posted on Shadow and Act, the director said, “Our film [Black Panther II] is staying in Georgia. Additionally, I have made a personal commitment to raise awareness about ways to help overturn this harmful bill, and continue to get educated on this matter from people on the ground. I will encourage everyone working with me to tap in with the local community directly affected by Senate Bill 202 and to leverage their influence and resources to aid in the fight for this particular and essential pillar of democracy. I will also be donating to Fair Fight Action."
MIKE EPPS FALLS ON STAGE AFTER LAUGHING AT FAN FOR FALLING: During a show in Jacksonville, Florida, Mike Epps fell on stage after bringing a fan on stage. Mike — who dubbed the woman "Ms. Jacksonville" because she wore a tiara, noticed that the woman was wearing a brace on her leg and asked her about what happened. He said, “Did you fall at the beauty pageant? Awwww, Ms. Jacksonville! I love you Ms. Jacksonville. Who shot you?” The woman revealed that she tore her ACL playing softball. Mike told the lady that she got the injury from sex and after he sent Ms. Jacksonville back to her seat with a tap on her booty, he turned around and fell.