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Oprah Winfrey Speaks Out About the Death of George Floyd

Oprah Winfrey Speaks Out About the Death of George Floyd

Oprah Winfrey is speaking out.

The 66-year-old media mogul opened up in a post on Instagram on Friday (May 29) following the death of George Floyd, amid protests around the country in reaction to police brutality and systemic racism.

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“I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment. I haven’t been able to get the image of the knee on his neck out of my head. It’s there every morning when I rise and when I go through the ordinary duties of the day. While pouring coffee, lacing my shoes, and taking a breath, I think: He doesn’t get to do this,” she wrote.

“And now the video from the other angle of two other officers pinning him down. My heart sinks even deeper. His family and friends say he was a gentle giant. His death has now shown us he had a giant soul. If the largeness of a soul is determined by its sphere of influence, George Floyd is a Mighty soul. #GeorgeFloyd: We speak your name. But this time we will not let your name be just a hashtag. Your spirit is lifted by the cries of all us who call for justice in your name!”

Find out which pop star also spoke out and condemned the President for his behavior…

Emmy Awards 2020 Will Still Happen on September 20, But Format Is Still Unknown

Emmy Awards 2020 Will Still Happen on September 20, But Format Is Still Unknown

The 2020 Emmy Awards have been scheduled to take place on September 20 and the Television Academy still plans on keeping the show on that date.

It’s currently unknown how the show is going to be presented, but it seems the show will still go on in some sort of format.

ABC is airing the Emmys this year and network exec Rob Mills told Variety that there’s no update on the telecast yet, “other than they’re going to happen in some way shape or form, but we have a little bit of time. Because we have the benefit of time, it’s much easier to figure it out. I don’t know what they’ll look like, but they will happen.”

“The Emmys are still going to happen,” Mills said, “But we still don’t know what they’re going to look like because we just don’t know where the winds are going to blow in the next few months.”

The nominations announcement has already been pushed back by two weeks to July 28.

Get an update on another high-profile awards show that’s scheduled to happen in August.

Jamie Foxx Joins the Protests in Minneapolis, Demands Justice for George Floyd

Jamie Foxx Joins the Protests in Minneapolis, Demands Justice for George Floyd

Jamie Foxx is currently in Minneapolis to join the social justice advocates in the protests following the death of George Floyd.

The 52-year-old Oscar-winning actor joined former NBA player Stephen Jackson at a press conference on Friday (May 29) at Minneapolis’ City Hall.

Jackson was a friend of Floyd, who was killed earlier this week while being arrested by cops.

“I’m here because they’re not fixing to demean the character of George Floyd, my ‘Twin,’” Jackson said during the press conference. “A lot of times when police do things that they know are wrong, the first they do is try to cover it up and bring up your background to make it seem like (what) that they did was worth it. When was murder ever worth it? But if it’s a black man, it’s approved. You can’t tell me when that man had his knee on my brother’s neck, taking his life away with his hand in his pocket that that smirk on his face didn’t say I’m protected.”

Jamie appeared at the press conference to show support and speak to the media.

“We’re not afraid to stand. We’re not afraid of the moment. And I think what you saw on television, to watch this man plead for his life… as I sit with my two daughters, my nephews who had just come from the grocery store, what it does it overcomplicates everything as a black man trying to tell his son or his daughter how to function in life,” Jamie said. “Even the things that we taught them don’t seem to work.”

“All I wanted to do today was let you know that I’m not a celebrity. I’m from Texas. These are my brothers. This means everything because at the end of the day, when we see you guys out here on the frontline, we want to let you know you got support,” he added.

During the press conference, it was announced that the police officer who kneeled on Floyd‘s neck has been charged with murder.

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Disney+ Renews 'Diary of a Future President' for Season 2!

Disney+ Renews 'Diary of a Future President' for Season 2!

The Disney+ series Diary of a Future President has been renewed for a second season!

The scripted series follows the adventures of Elena Cañero-Reed (Tess Romero) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school on her journey to become the future president of the United States.

Also starring in the series are Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva, and Michael Weaver, plus executive producer Gina Rodriguez has appeared as the adult Elena in flash forwards!

The second season of Diary of a Future President will have 10 episodes that will stream exclusively on Disney+.

“Optimistic, heartfelt stories that inspire are fundamental to our content and creator Ilana Peña’s series delivers on these attributes in spades,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “Families around the world have fallen in love with Elena and the Cañero-Reed family and we are thrilled to bring Elena’s often hilarious and always meaningful journey through adolescence back for another season. It has been wonderful to partner with the extraordinary Gina Rodriguez to champion specific, diverse points-of-view and we look forward to seeing even more of President Cañero-Reed in this next chapter.”

Gina has another new project in the works!

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Cush Jumbo Exits 'The Good Fight' After Season Four

Cush Jumbo Exits 'The Good Fight' After Season Four

Cush Jumbo has left her series The Good Fight after four seasons.

The 34-year-old actress started playing Lucca Quinn in the final season of CBS’ The Good Wife and then she became one of the leads on the spinoff for CBS All Access.

The fourth season of The Good Fight was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The seventh episode, which premiered this week, is now serving as the finale and Luca’s storyline was unable to be wrapped up.

“I have had the most amazing time over the last five years working with Robert, Michelle and the crews of both The Good Wife and The Good Fight. I will miss them all so much, but am so excited to explore pastures new. Due to the pandemic forcing us to shut down early we weren’t able to wrap up Lucca’s story fully and so I hope if schedules allow I can return next season to do that,” Cush said in a statement to TV Line.

We sure hope that Cush is able to return in season five to finish Lucca’s storyline!

Delroy Lindo, who plays Adrian Boseman, is also leaving the show ahead of season five.

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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Murdering George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder.

The former Minneapolis police officer, who was seen on video using his knee to pin down George Floyd sparking outrage and protests across the country, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced in a press conference on Friday (May 29).

He did not have information about the charges or the status of the other three officers who were at the scene of George‘s arrest, where he was killed after repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe.” Protestors are demanding that all of the four officers be arrested.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said in a separate press conference that the protests were due to “generations of pain, of anguish” due to racism.

“Their voices went unheard, and now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world. And the world is watching.”

This pop star used her platform to denounce Donald Trump for threatening violence amid the protests…