Sanaa Lathan to Direct Film Adaptation of Angie Thomas’ ‘On The Come Up,’ Kevin Hart Hits Back at Cancel Culture, and Kamala Harris Attends Pride Parade

Sanaa Lathan to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘On The Come Up’

Sanaa Lathan has been tapped to direct the film adaptation of Angie Thomas‘ New York Times best-selling novel On The Come Up, Deadline reports. The feature film, which is being produced by Paramount Players, will follow the journey of 16-year-old Bri – an aspiring rapper whose home life is stricken by financial hardship.

Kevin Hart Hits Back at Cancel Culture

After being canceled on more than one occasion, Kevin Hart has quite a few choice words for cancel culture. “When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect?” the comedian questioned during an interview with The Sunday Times. “Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don’t understand.” After going on to say that he’s been canceled “three or four times,” Hart shared that he’s “never bothered” and does not subscribe to cancel culture. “If you allow it to have an effect on you, it will,” he said. “Personally? That’s not how I operate. I understand people are human.”

Wendy Williams and Gary Owen Do Dinner

After bluntly asking comedian Gary Owen out to dinner during a live taping of her daytime talk show, Wendy Williams and the soon-to-be divorcé were spotted Thursday at the reopening of Scotto’s in NYC, according to Radar Online.

Kamala Harris First Sitting VP to March in Pride Parade

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Vice President Kamala Harris showed her support of the LGBTQ+ community by attending the Pride parade with her husband Doug Emhoff in Washington D.C. on Sunday. “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing,” Harris said while referencing the Equality Act during a brief crowd address, according to NBC Washington. “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”

Chrissy Teigen Issues Second Apology Behind Cyberbullying Scandal

Chrissy Teigen issued a long-form apology Monday. It’s the second time the model has publicly apologized for past incidents of cyberbullying against Courtney Stodden. “Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past,” she wrote in an essay shared to Medium “I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others —and more than just a few—who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted.”

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