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'The Lovebirds' Will Go to Netflix Instead of Hitting Theaters

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani‘s upcoming movie The Lovebirds will be premiering on Netflix after being pulled from the theatrical release calendar due to theater closures around the country.

Movie theaters are shut down indefinitely due to the global health crisis right now and it’s unclear when they will be able to reopen.

Paramount Pictures has sold the movie to Netflix and the deal has been “in the works for a while,” according to Deadline.

The Lovebirds was supposed to hit theaters on April 3, but it’s unclear when Netflix will decide to release the film.

Here’s the movie’s synopsis: A couple (Rae and Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Watch the trailer below!

Issa Rae Opens Up About Diversity & Representation in Film: 'It Needs To Be Asked To The Powers That Be'

Issa Rae is opening up about constantly being asked about the lack of diversity and representation in film.

Speaking with Variety in support of her new projects – The Photograph, The Lovebirds and the new season of Insecure - the -year-old actress also touched upon how she’s growing tired of the questions about diversity.

“I don’t feel like it’s up to me to answer those questions. Like, I’m doing the work. I’m out here. I’m employing who I need to employ, I’m telling the stories that I need to tell,” she shared. “Those questions need to be asked to the powers-that-be. It needs to be asked to the white people who run this industry.”

Issa did applaud recent Best Actor Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix for bringing up systemic racism in the industry during the BAFTAs.

“I thought it was a step in the right direction. It’s just — hopefully, something will be done,” Issa shared. “I think it’s easy to be like, [clapping to mimic applause] ‘I’m so glad he said something. Next. Let’s go get tacos.’”

Check out some of Issa‘s recent appearances below and check out more pics from the premiere of The Photograph!

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Issa Rae Reacts To Now Viral Fashion Week Photo with Lisa Rinna & Her Daughters - Watch Here!

Issa Rae is finally sharing her reaction to the now viral photo of her sitting next to Lisa Rinna and her daughters – Amelia and Delilah – front row at New York Fashion Week.

While making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live along her her The Photograph co-star Lakeith Stanfield, the 35-year-old actress was asked by host Andy Cohen what exactly was going on when the photo was snapped at the Vera Wang show.

While Lisa Rinna and her two girls posed for the camera, Issa was snapped looking blankly off to the side… and a meme was born.

“The photographer wasn’t trying to take a picture of me, so I just moved,” Issa told Cohen. “She was also rubbing my shoulders a lot so I wanted more shoulder room and that was it! Period.”

Blake Lively, Issa Rae & Julia Louis-Dreyfus Make The Perfect Trio at Michael Kors NYFW Show!

New York Fashion Week brings the stars together!

Blake Lively, Issa Rae and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all looked gorgeous as they posed for photographs while arriving at the Michael Kors FW20 Runway Show on Wednesday (February 12) in New York City.

Blake and the ladies all sat in the front row together while other celebrities like Logan Browning, Justine Skye, Leigh Lezark, Hannah Bronfman, Harley Viera-Newton, singer Natti Natasha and models Jessica Gomes and Camila Coelho also took a seat in the front as well.

Just last night, Issa Rae celebrated the premiere of her new film The Photograph with co-star LaKeith Stanfield ahead of its Valentine’s Day release date.

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Issa Rae Has a Glam Night Out with 'The Photograph' Cast at NYC Premiere!

Issa Rae is a golden goddess while walking the red carpet at the premiere of The Photograph on Tuesday night (February 11) at the SVA Theater in New York City.

The 35-year-old actress was joined at the event by co-stars LaKeith Stanfield, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Lil Rel Howery, Y’lan Noel, Wakeema Hollis, Chante Adams, Christopher Cassarino, Dakota Paradise, and writer and director Stella Meghie.

The new romantic movie will be released in theaters on Valentine’s Day and is perfect for date nights!

Here is the film’s synopsis: “When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield).”

FYI: Issa is wearing a Paule Ka dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Ananya earrings.

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Gigi Hadid, Doutzen Kroes & Kaia Gerber Walk in Proenza Schouler's Fashion Show

Gigi Hadid, Doutzen Kroes and Kaia Gerber stun in sharp coats on the runway for the Proenza Schouler fashion show on Monday (February 10) in New York City.

The three models hit the catwalk in bold and colorful coats, and celeb guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Issa Rae, Little Women‘s Eliza Scanlen, Liya Kebede, and Carolyn Murphy watched from the front row.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gigi Hadid

Earlier, and then later after the show, Gigi was seen wearing a black denim coat while leaving the show, next to Kaia in a tan trench coat.

FYI: Eliza is wearing Marlo Laz jewelry.

30+ pictures inside of Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Doutzen Kroes at the Proenza Schouler fashion show…

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Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, & Janelle Monae Honor Their Friends at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon!

Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, and Janelle Monae hit the carpet while attending the 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday (February 6) at the Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The stars were all at the event to celebrate some of the most successful and inspiring black women in Hollywood!

No Time to Die‘s Lashana Lynch, When They See UsNiecy Nash, Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas, and Pose‘s MJ Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, and Janet Mock were all presented with awards during the annual event.

Some more stars who stepped out for the luncheon included Gabrielle Union, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, Aja Naomi King, Alfre Woodard, Eve, Dewanda Wise, Nafessa Williams, Naturi Naughton, Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardict, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Logan Browning, Gina Torres, Loretta Devine, Danielle Brooks, Garcelle Beauvais, Loni Love, Aisha Hinds, Tika Sumpter, and Jenifer Lewis.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Lanvin dress and Harry Kotlar earrings. Janelle is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress. Gabrielle is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress. Issa is wearing a Solace London dress. Yvonne is wearing Sergio Rossi shoes, and Lulu Dharma jewels. MJ is wearing a Halpern dress. Janet is wearing a Prada dress. Angelica is wearing a Celestino dress. Naturi is wearing a Jovani dress. Aja is wearing a Prabal Gurung outfit. Garcelle is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Ava is wearing Malone Souliers shoes and a Longchamp bag. Logan is wearing Tasaki jewelry. Danielle wore Kurt Geiger shoes. Eve wore Genny.

80+ pictures inside from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event… More Here! »

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