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Jay Pharoah Would Like To Be Credited For Coining The Term 'Karen'

Jay Pharoah is claiming that he’s the one who first came up with labeling entitled white women “Karen”.

The Saturday Night Live alum appeared on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing where he opened up about the origin of the term and shared he would like to get credit for it.

“I’m the one who started it,” he said. “The white woman named Karen, I experienced that. I said that and when I saw all the memes, I was like, ‘Really, what?’”

Jay went on, “You can ask any of my friends. For years, I did that joke. Came to the show, refined it, everything, and when everything dropped, they were like ‘Oh, my G, they owe you money. Nah, they stole that.’”

A Karen is defined as someone perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary, and is typically assigned to white woman, who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.

This reality star recently admitted she was one.

Earlier this year, Jay opened up about the police brutality he faced in recent years. See what he shared…

Hulu Drops Trailer for 'Bad Hair,' a Horror Satire Starring Elle Lorraine!

A new trailer that is getting so much buzz is the upcoming Hulu movie Bad Hair!

The film is a horror satire set in 1989 and it follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

The star-studded cast also includes Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, Yaani King Mondschein, and Usher.

Bad Hair was written and directed by Justin Simien, who previously wrote and directed the movie Dear White People and the TV series of the same name.

The movie will be released on Hulu on October 23.

SNL Comedian Jay Pharaoh Says Police Kneeled On His Neck In Recent Incident & He Has Video

Jay Pharoah is opening up about his own encounter with police which led to the police putting their own knees on his neck.

The SNL comedian spoke about the event during an interview on CBS’ The Talk.

“I was actually on Ventura, I was exercising, as I’m walking across the street…I see an officer to the left of me. I’m not thinking anything of it because I’m a law abiding citizen,” he says. “I see him coming with guns blazing, I see him say, ‘Get on the ground, put your hands up like you’re an airplane.’ As he’s looking at me I’m thinking that he’s making a mistake.”

Jay went on, explaining that the police told him that he “fit the description of a Black man” they were in pursuit of, who was also wearing a gray t-shirt and sweatpants.

In security footage, you can see one of the officers pins him to the ground, and put a knee on his neck, handcuffing him.

“We as a country can’t breathe anymore. We are tired, we are sick, and we are tired of it. I can’t breathe,” Jay added.

You can see Jay‘s Instagram below.

Click here to learn more ways you can help to fight racial injustice with these Black Lives Matter resources.

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Jon Hamm, Usher, Dave Chappelle & More Stars Celebrate at 'SNL' After-Party in NYC

Jon Hamm, Dave Chappelle and Usher are partying the night away!

The three superstars were all in attendance at the Saturday Night Live after-party on Saturday night (December 21) at Buddakan in New York City.

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Lizzo also made a show-stopping entrance in a lime green look.

Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph, Andy Cohen, Gayle King, Jay Pharoah and Chris Rock were all in attendance at the bash.

Dave was reportedly the last to leave the bash, at around 5 a.m. ET.

READ MORE: Jon Hamm & Keri Russell Try Not To Laugh During ‘Mad Lib Theater’ with Jimmy Fallon!

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Viola Davis & Tiffany Haddish to Lead 'Good Times' Cast for 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience'

ABC has announced the star-studded cast who will recreate an episode of Good Times for the upcoming Live in Front of a Studio Audience special next week!

The one-night-only event will feature Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans, and Tiffany Haddish recreating the role of Willona Woods.

When They See Us actor Jharrel Jerome is also joining the cast while Anthony Anderson and Patti LaBelle will perform the theme song live.

An episode of All in the Family will also be part of the special and the cast of that episode has been announced.

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman & More Help Honor Denzel Washington at AFI Tribute Event!

Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman are dapper in suits as they hit the red carpet at the 2019 AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Denzel Washington held at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday (June 6) in Hollywood.

The 32-year-old actor and Chadwick, 41, were joined at the event by their Black Panther co-star Mahershala Ali, as well as Insecure star Issa Rae, Chris Tucker, Jesse Metcalfe and longtime girlfriend Cara Santana, Cicely Tyson, Cary Elwes, Jay Pharoah, Keegan-Michael Key, Martin Lawrence, Paula Patton and Joy Bryant.

Michael, Chadwick and Mahershala all hit the stage to give individual speeches in honor of Denzel.

The 2019 AFI Life Achievement Award is set to air on TNT on June 20 at 10 p.m!

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Michael B. Jordan, John Mayer & More Studs Step Out for GQ Men of the Year 2018!

Michael B. Jordan is dapper as he flashes a smile on the red carpet at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party held at a private residence on Thursday (December 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 31-year-old Creed II star was joined at the event by John Mayer, John David Washington and his BlacKkKlansman co-star Topher Grace, If Beale Street Could Talk star Stephen James, Lena Waithe, Andrew Rannells, Robbie Rogers, Evan Ross, Nyle DiMarco and Adam Rippon.

Also in attendance at the event was musicians Tyga, Ne-Yo, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla Sign, Pete Wentz, as well as Queen Sugar‘s Kofi Siriboe, Rampage‘s Jack Quaid and girlfriend Lizzy McGroder, SNL‘s Jay Pharoah, Grown-ish‘s Trevor Jackson, Steelo Brim and Elijah Funk.

FYI: Topher is wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Stephen is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Jack is wearing Strong Suit. Kofi is wearing a Darkoh tuxedo.

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