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Michael B. Jordan Calls on Execs to 'Commit to Black Hiring' in Passionate Speech at BLM March

Michael B. Jordan speaks on stage while attending a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon (June 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 33-year-old Black Panther actor vowed to promote diversity and black culture. He also called on Hollywood agents to commit to black hiring.

“You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020, where is the challenge to commit to black hiring? Black content lead by black executives, black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light,” Michael said.

Michael mentioned how his production company has an inclusion rider, but “it has to go beyond that.”

“Anybody that deals with me, if you have racist beliefs, if you have a racist bone in your body, if you’re not with me, if you don’t stand with me and people that look like me, you don’t need to be with me,” Michael said. “I use my power to demand diversity but it’s time that studios and agencies…do so.”

Michael was joined by actor Kendrick Sampson while walking in a march that day as well.

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Kendrick Sampson Films Himself Getting Hit by Baton-Wielding Police Officer During L.A. Protest

Kendrick Sampson is documenting what is going on at the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old Insecure actor took to Instagram on Saturday (May 30) to share a few videos from the L.A. protests, which is being held to denounce police brutality in the wake of George Floyd‘s death.

In the videos, Kendrick recorded the chaotic scene, which revealed the tensions between protestors and police, who were wearing riot gear and at one point began shooting rubber bullets towards the ground.

“I have it on video, they literally just started shooting canisters into peaceful protesters,” Kendrick said in one video. “These motherf–kers started this s–t. These motherf–kers right here. They started this s–t. Now everybody saying, ‘Hands up, don’t shoot.’ They are the aggressors.”

As the police begin marching towards the crowds, Kendrick is hit by a policeman holding a baton.

“Don’t f–king hit me!” Kendrick can be heard screaming the video. “Are you gonna aim it at me?!”

A few moments later, Kendrick turned the camera on himself and said, “They started hurting people. Y’all saw this motherf–ker hit me. Hit ME — with a baton, I’m unarmed. Then they started attacking girls. I have it on all on video.”

“I was sitting there filming peacefully,” Kendrick continued. “And he targeted me out of everybody — he started hitting me cause I was recording? I ain’t being violent. I don’t condone violence.”

Kendrick also recorded one the police cars vandalized with spray paint while saying,”None of these police cars were touched until they started hurting people. See that? That happened because they started f–king people up. I’m gonna let you all know right now.”

You can watch all of the videos Kendrick Sampson shared from the protest on his Instagram here.

Cynthia Erivo Reacts to Oscar Buzz at 'Harriet' Premiere: 'Dream Come True'

Cynthia Erivo wows on the red carpet at the premiere of her movie Harriet on Tuesday (October 29) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Janelle Monae, Joe Alwyn, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Mitchell Hoog, and director Kasi Lemmons.

Also in attendance were Terry Crews with wife Rebecca, Kendrick Sampson, This Is UsJon Huertas, UnREAL‘s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, comedian Loni Love, Colman Domingo, and Broadway stars Stephanie Hsu, Carly Hughes, and Jeremy Pope.

On the red carpet, Cynthia was asked by Variety about the Oscar buzz surrounding her performance.

“When you say it like that… I think I was compartmentalizing it, like little bits at a time, but when you say it all at once, it sounds really crazy and amazing. It’s just a wonderful time. It means a lot. And to be around this, doing this now with all of the things that are happening, it’s a dream come true,” she said.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress. Janelle is wearing a Honayda dress and Goshwara earrings. Joe is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna XXX. Vanessa is wearing a Steven Khalil dress.

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Jesse Williams, Taraji P. Henson, & Jordyn Woods Team Up for Diversity in Hollywood Event

Jesse Williams, Taraji P. Henson, and Jordyn Woods step out for the “Celebrate The Culture II” Celebrates Diversity In Hollywood event!

The 38-year-old Jacob’s Ladder actor, the 49-year-old Empire actress, and the 22-year-old model attended the event, presented by Patron Tequila, at Avenue on Sunday (September 22) in Los Angeles.

They were joined by actor Kendrick Sampson, Army WivesRyan Michelle Bathe, ClawsKarrueche Tran, Dear White People‘s Logan Browning, SextupletsBresha Webb, The View‘s Sherri Shepherd, Insecure‘s Yvonne Orji, Watchmen‘s Regina King, comedian Niecy Nash, singer Trevor Jackson, and former professional boxer Tim Witherspoon.

READ MORE: Kerry Washington & Taraji P. Henson Work the Emmys 2019 Red Carpet

35+ pictures inside of Jesse Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Jordyn Woods, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Banks & Laura Dern Step Out for Audi's pre-Emmy Celebration!

Milo Ventimiglia keeps it cool and casual as he poses for a photograph at Audi celebrates the 2019 Emmy Awards held at Sunset Tower on Thursday (September 19) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old This Is Us star was joined at the event by Elizabeth Banks, Laura Dern, Lakeith Stanfield, Rumer Willis, Aldis Hodge, Riverdale actor Hart Denton, Frank Grillo, Lamorne Morris and The Good Place‘s William Jackson Harper.

Also in attendance at the event were Superstore stars Lauren Ash and Nichole Bloom, So You Think You Can Dance stars Cat Deeley, Grand Hotel‘s Anne Winters, Kendrick Sampson, Selenis Leyva, Alexandra Richards, Shaun Ross, Reggie Watts, Drew Scott and his wife Linda Phan, Blair Redford, media personality Carly Steel.

READ MORE: Milo Ventimiglia is set to play the iconic daredevil Evel Knievel in a limited series for the USA Network.

The 2019 Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, September 22 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Fox will air the show live.

FYI: Elizabeth Banks wearing Allen Schwartz with KBH Jewels.

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Amber Heard, Sophia Bush, & More Celebs Support Gun Control Activist Shannon Watts' Book Launch

Jordana Brewster, Amber Heard, Ashley Madekwe, and Sophia Bush pose for a photo with gun control activist Shannon Watts at the launch of her book “Fight Like a Mother” on Monday (June 10) at a private home in Brentwood, Calif.

The stars all stepped out to support the Moms Demand Action founder and volunteer at the home of fashion designer Mary Alice Haney Davidoff.

Jaime King, Brooklyn Decker, Kendrick Sampson, June Diane Raphael, AnnaLynne McCord, cute couple Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean, PR exec Sahar Sanjar, and I Am a Voter founder Mandana Dayani were among the other guests at the event.

Shannon talked with THR at the event about the recent successes of Moms Demand Action.

“Bills were just sailing through state houses that were just so dangerous and so insidious that the gun lobby had been writing for years and we now have a 90 percent track record of killing those bills every year. We killed over 1,000 last year. Guns on college campuses, arming teachers, permitless carry, stand your ground,” she said.

“Fight Like a Mother” is currently available on Amazon and wherever books are sold!

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Eric Dane & Nika King Attend 'Euphoria' Premiere in Hollywood

Eric Dane hits the purple carpet at the premiere of his new show Euphoria on Tuesday night (June 4) at the Arclight’s Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

The 46-year-old actor was joined at the premiere by his co-star Nika King and Alanna Ubach at the premiere of their new HBO series.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eric Dane

Other guests at the premiere included Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison, Transparent actress Trace Lysette, Big Little Lies actor James Tupper, and former How to Get Away with Murder actor Kendrick Sampson.

The show follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media.

Euphoria premieres on HBO on Sunday, June 16th at 10pm ET – you can check out the trailer for the show here!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a The 2nd Skin Co. dress and Le Silla booties.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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