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Gabrielle Union Sues BET Over 'Being Mary Jane' Salary

Gabrielle Union is suing BET after the network allegedly tried to pay her less money by taping two seasons of Being Mary Jane back-to-back.

The actress was assured by BET execs that no season of the show will exceed 13 episodes, but the network wants to produce two 10-episode seasons right after each other to “cram all of the episodes into a single season in order to fraudulently extend the term of Ms. Union‘s contract,” according to THR.

Gabrielle will be paid $150,000 per episode for season four and she is contractually obligated to a raise for the next season. She is slated to make $165,000 for each episode in season five.

Martin Singer, the actress’ lawyer, claims that the network is trying not to give Gabrielle her raise by shooting the two seasons back-to-back. She is suing “for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.”

Gabrielle is seeking at least $1 million in damages and to have her contract amended so that no more than 13 episodes can be produced each season.

Gabrielle Union Supports Boycotters of 'Birth of a Nation'

The buzzworthy new film The Birth of a Nation has been boycotted by many people after its star and director Nate Parker‘s rape case resurfaced. Now, co-star Gabrielle Union says she supports the boycotters.

The actress, who is a sexual assault survivor, opens up in the new issue of Essence about the case.

“Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that. I can’t sell the film,” Gabrielle said.

Pictured inside: Nate, Gabrielle, Armie Hammer (with wife Elizabeth), and Chike Okonkwo at the premiere held during the BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday (October 11) at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Zuhair Murad gown and Pasquale Bruni jewelry.

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Gabrielle Union Discusses Nate Parker's Rape Allegations

Gabrielle Union shows off a great look on the cover of Essence magazine’s November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 14.

Here’s what the 42-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker‘s rape case: “…As a rape survivor and as an advocate, I cannot shy away from this responsibility because the conversation got difficult. I don’t want to put myself above anyone’s pain or triggers. Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that. I can’t sell the film. This movie has always been about more than one person, and for the outspoken feminist advocates and allies who risked a lot to be a part of this project—Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Penelope Ann Miller—we are okay if you have to sit this one out, and we’re okay if you don’t, and we understand…”

For more from Gabrielle, visit Essence.com.

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Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, & More Premiere 'Birth of a Nation' in Hollywood

Nate Parker looks dapper while arriving on the red carpet for his new movie Birth of a Nation on Wednesday night (September 21) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor and director of the film was joined at the premiere by co-stars Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer & his wife Elizabeth Chambers, and Aja Naomi King.

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Also at the premiere were Penelope Ann Miller, Chike Okonkwo, and Jesse Williams.

Birth of a Nation is set to hit theaters on October 7.

FYI: Aja is wearing a Huishan Zhang dress. Gabrielle is wearing Rodarte with Schutz shoes.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the movie premiere…More Here! »

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Anne Hathaway & Ruth Wilson Join Amy Adams at HFPA & InStyle's TIFF 2016 Party

Anne Hathaway smiles for the camera while posing at HFPA & InStyle’s Celebration held during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on Saturday (September 10) in Toronto, Canada.

The 33-year-old Colassal star was joined inside by Ruth Wilson, Amy Adams, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, Bryce Dallas Howard, Evan Rachel Wood, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Connolly, and Michael Shannon.

Also in attendance were Naomie Harris, Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty, Uzo Aduba, Zachary Quinto, Jeffrey Tambor, and Emily VanCamp.

FYI: Uzo is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and an Edie Parker clutch. Anne is wearing a Gabriela Hearst dress, Anna Beck earrings, and a Graziela Gems ring. Bryce is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Amy is wearing a Max Mara dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Armie is wearing a Todd Snyder jacket, a Sandro t-shirt, J Brand jeans, and Tod’s sneakers. Elizabeth is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress. Ruth is wearing an Erdem dress.

20+ pictures inside of Anne Hathaway, Ruth Wilson, and more at the TIFF Party for InStyleMore Here! »

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Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation' Gets Standing Ovation at TIFF!

Nate Parker flashes a smile while attending the premiere of his movie The Birth of a Nation held during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night (September 9) at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The 36-year-old actor/writer/director was joined at the event by co-stars Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer (with pregnant wife Elizabeth), Colman Domingo, and Penelope Ann Miller, among others.

The movie received a standing ovation and a warm reception from the audience despite all of the controversy surrounding the film due to Nate‘s resurfaced rape trial.

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Boss dress and sandals with jewelry by Tiffany & Co. Aja is wearing an Emanuel Ungaro dress with Jerome C. Rousseau sandals. Armie is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo blazer, pants, shirt, and tie.

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Laverne Cox Praises Gabrielle Union for 'Insightful' Op-Ed

Laverne Cox looks super hot in a sheer shirt while hitting up The Nice Guy on Saturday night (September 3) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 32-year-old Doubt star recently reached out to Gabrielle Union about her poignant op-ed piece about Nate Parker‘s rape allegations.

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“Thank you @itsgabrielleu for this brave, empathic & insightful op-ed and your commitment to ending rape culture,” Laverne tweeted the day before.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a House of CB bodysuit.

20+ pictures inside of Laverne Cox having a fun night out in WeHo…More Here! »

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