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'Roots' 2016 - Full Cast List & Character Descriptions

The 2016 remake of the Roots mini-series premiered on History Channel tonight and you can meet the full cast right here.

Malachi Kirby was introduced to the world in the first night of the mini-series as the important character Kunta Kinte.

Other stars who will be featured in the four episodes include Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more!

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Click inside to meet the cast of Roots… More Here! »

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T.I. Releases Statement on Irving Plaza Concert Shooting, Rapper Troy Ave Arrested

T.I. is opening up about the shooting at his Irving Plaza concert in a new statement released on his Instagram page.

“My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others,” the 35-year-old rapper wrote in the post. “My heartfelt condolences to the family that suffered the loss & my prayers are with all those injured. Respectfully, Tip.”

Four people were shot at the show on Wednesday night (May 25) and one of them has died.

Rapper Troy Ave, who was one of the four people shot, has been arrested in connection of the shooting. Surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News shows him accidentally shooting himself in the leg while opening fire backstage. He is facing charges of reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession with a murder charge pending the results of a ballistics test.

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Mulitple People Shot at T.I. Concert in New York City (Video)

Several people were reportedly shot while attending a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza on Wednesday evening (May 25) in New York City.

According to TMZ, gunfire erupted during the performance and at least two males and two females were injured.

The site reports that one of the males has life-threatening injuries. It’s unclear how many shooters there were and there are no suspects yet.

This story is currently developing. Stay tuned for updates. One concert goer uploaded a video of people fleeing the venue, which you can see below.

Our thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims at this time.

UPDATE: The NYPD confirms that one person has died.

“UPDATE: Of the 4 people shot earlier in 17 Irving Pl., 1 person is deceased. No arrests, investigation ongoing. More details when available,” they tweeted.

Anika Noni Rose & Anna Paquin Bring 'Roots' To NYC Ahead Of Memorial Day Premiere!

Anika Noni Rose is gorgeous as she hits the red carpet at the one night screening of her new TV mini-series Roots held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday (May 23) in New York City.

The Tony Award-winning actress was joined by her co-stars Anna Paquin and her hubby Stephen Moyer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his fiancee Mara Lane, T.I.,Erica Tazel, Malachi Kirby, Nancy Dubuc, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Rege-Jean Page, Derek Luke, Lane Garrison and LeVar Burton.

HISTORY’s Roots, which is set to premiere on Monday (May 30), is the “historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship” – Watch the trailer below!


‘Roots’ Official Trailer

FYI: Anna is wearing a Escada dress. Anika is wearing an Edition by Georges Chakra dress and Swarovski jewelry. Emayatzy is wearing CD Greene.

20+ pictures inside of Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and others at the Roots screening… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off 'All I Have' Las Vegas Residency with Surprise Guests!

Jennifer Lopez fiercely hits the stage during the launch of her residency Jennifer Lopez: All I Have held at The Axis at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday (January 20) in Las Vegas.

The 46-year-old superstar brought out a few surprise guests, including Ja Rule (“I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny”), Ne-Yo (“All I Have”), Pitbull (“On the Floor”) and T.I. (A.K.A.), to perform some of their hit collaborations.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez

That same evening, Jennifer switched into a white dress to join her beau Casper Smart at the All I Have After Party, which also celebrated the grand opening of Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Lilly e Violetta fur coat, custom designed looks by Zuhair Murad, and custom costumes designed by Versace, which were embellished with Swarovski crystals. She is wearing a Gabriela Cadena dress with Pasquale Bruni and Bavna diamond rings at the after party.

35+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez and others at the launch of her residency… More Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson, Amber Rose & More Are VH1's Big in 2015 Stars!

Taraji P. Henson and Amber Rose hit the red carpet VH1 Big in 2015 with the Entertainment Weekly Awards held at the Pacific Design Center on Sunday (November 15) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Also in attendance at the event were Aubrey Plaza and her Parks and Recreation co-star Aziz Ansari, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Queen Latifah, dancer Cheryl Burke, T.I. with Tameka Cottle, Amy Paffrath, Hit The Floor‘s Valery Ortiz, How to Get Away with Murder‘s Kendrick Sampson and Amy Okuda.

At the event, Amber took the stage with Amy Schumer to talk about the pair’s similarities and it’s pretty hilarious!

Check out the clip below…

Amber Rose & Amy Schumer at VH1′s Big in 2015

The show will air on December 7 at 9/8c on VH1.

FYI: Audrey is wearing Paul Andrew shoes and a Lee Savage clutch.

35+ pictures inside from the VH1 Big in 2015 event… More Here! »

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T.I. Apologizes For His Sexist Comments About a Female President

Rapper T.I. has issued an apology after his comments about not being able to vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman went viral.

“My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended,” the 35-year-old rapper tweeted after getting some heat for his sexist comments.

“I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman….It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally,” T.I. said. Read his entire sexist statement if you missed it.

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