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Insecure's Kendrick Sampson Attacked By Police in Colombia

Insecure actor and activist Kendrick Sampson was attacked by police in Cartagena, Colombia and it was caught on video by a Good Samaritan.

The 32-year-old actor posted the video on his social media and explained what happened to him.

“Cartagena is AMAZING but this is the 6th time I was stopped in 5 days. It happens to Black Colombians often. I’m told stopping is policy but what is NOT is they reached down my underwear aggressively, slap my arms 5 times hard, punch me in my jaw and pull his gun on me,” Kendrick posted. “He then cuffed me and dragged me through the streets. I did not resist any legal procedure. Thank u for posting @nataliareyesg & for helping me through this. And to the person who recorded this.” We are linking to the video right here, but want to include a trigger warning as it includes police brutality.

He also gave his followers updates on his Instagram Story about the process he followed afterwards to report this violence.

Kendrick was a victim of police brutality during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this year.

We are hoping Kendrick is doing okay and will update when we hear more.

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Bebe Rexha, Jameela Jamil, & Sofia Carson Glam Up for People's Choice Awards 2020 Red Carpet

Bebe Rexha, Jameela Jamil, and Sofia Carson hit the red carpet at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday (November 15) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The three stars are all presenting during the show.

Jameela is also nominated for two awards: The Comedy TV Star of 2020 for her work on The Good Place and The Pop Podcast of 2020 for her podcast I Weigh.

Also pictured inside at the event: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown and actor and activist Kendrick Sampson.

FYI: Bebe is wearing a Dsquared2 dress and Anne Sisteron jewelry. Jameela is wearing a Christopher John Rogers look and Alessandra Rich earrings. Sofia is wearing a Giambatista Valli Haute Couture dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and jewelry by Raven Fine Jewelers. Karamo is wearing a Cos suit.

See more photos in the photo gallery… More Here! »

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'Friends' Fans Loved Everything About the All-Black Cast Reading on 'Zoom Where It Happens'

Twitter was absolutely in love with everything about the Zoom Where It Happens event tonight, which saw an all-Black cast do a live reading of Friends‘ “The One Where It Never Happened” episode.

Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the event starred Sterling K. Brown as Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Rachel, Uzo Aduba as Phoebe, Aisha Hinds as Monica, Kendrick Sampson as Joey, and Jeremy Pope as Chandler.

The event also had a surprise appearance by Cynthia Erivo, who belted out the iconic theme song, “I’ll Be There For You”.

During and after watching the special event, which spotlighted When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization, fans were tweeting about it on social media – even Kerry Washington!

“#ZoomWhereItHappens omg I love seeing real BLACK LOVE!!!!! Yes to @SterlingKBrown and his better half Ms Ryan @michellechel,” she wrote while watching.

Jeremy, who fans were thirsting over, tweeted after the live reading, “Yoo! that was too much fun. thank you to everyone who tuned into FRIENDS #ZoomWhereItHappens please be sure you are registered to vote 🙌🏾”

Sterling added, “Absolute pleasure working with you, bruh! Let’s do it again!!! ✌🏿”

See how more fans reacted to the live reading inside…More Here! »

Gabrielle Union Hosting; Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Pope & More Starring in All-Black 'Friends' Reading

An all-black reading of Friends is happening!

Gabrielle Union, who once guest starred on the original show, will be hosting the event, Variety reports.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield will direct the event that will take place on Tuesday, September 21 at 6/5c at Zoom Where It Happens.

While Gabrielle will be hosting the event, Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Kendrick Sampson, and Jeremy Pope will star as the iconic characters of Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe for the virtual reading.

Sterling and Ryan, real life husband and wife, will play Ross and Rachel; with Uzo as Phoebe, Aisha as Monica, Kendrick as Joey, and Jeremy as Chandler.

According to Variety, the reading will spotlight When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization.

If you want to watch the live reading event, you have to RSVP for it. Head to to sign up now.

Just recently, Jennifer Aniston spoke about the planned HBO Max Friends reunion that had to be delayed due to the pandemic. See what she said here…

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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