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  • Issa Rae Becomes the First Person to Receive a Key to the City of Inglewood: 'Always Put on for My City'

    The moment was a bit of life imitating art for Issa Rae, whose Insecure character was bestowed the key to Inglewood by Mayor Tyra Banks in a fantasy sequence from the recent fifth and final season

  • Issa Rae shares photos from surprise wedding ceremony

    The "Insecure" actress took to Instagram to announce her nuptials.

  • 'Insecure': Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji Commemorate Final Day of Shooting With Heartfelt Goodbye Messages

    While viewers won’t be bidding Insecure‘s Issa and Molly farewell until later this year, actresses Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji took to social media Friday to post emotional goodbyes in celebration of their last day of shooting. “Last night, said bye to two people who have changed my life FOREVER,” writer, creator and star Rae […]

  • Game Changers: 'Insecure' creator Issa Rae on navigating impostor syndrome: 'Be confident in what it is that you are putting out there'

    When Issa Rae created "Awkward Black Girl" in 2011, she never imagined her YouTube series would evolve and become one of the biggest TV shows of the decade.

  • Issa Rae Signs 8-Figure Multiyear TV and Film Deal at WarnerMedia

    “Insecure” star and creator Issa Rae has signed a multiyear overall deal with WarnerMedia, the parent of HBO, where her previous pact was set, the company announced Wednesday. This pact gives HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television exclusive rights to Rae’s small-screen projects developed through her media company, Hoorae, and includes a first-look film agreement across WarnerMedia’s Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New Line and HBO Max. According to Variety, which first reported the news, Rae’s deal with WarnerMedia is valued at $40 million over five years. An individual with knowledge tells TheWrap that estimate is low, and the pact is actually in the high eight figures. Representatives for WarnerMedia and Rae declined to comment on the financial terms. Also Read: Issa Rae's 'Insecure' to End on HBO After Upcoming 5th Season Rae signed her first overall deal with HBO in 2016 and re-upped the pact in 2018. “We have been in business with Issa for more than eight years, and we couldn’t be prouder of our collaboration,” Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, said in a statement Wednesday. “‘Insecure’ was a breakthrough series for HBO, and there is much more on the horizon. This new deal is an opportunity to leverage the strength of WarnerMedia to provide a multitude of platforms for Issa’s formidable talents as a producer and storyteller.” Rae added: “HBO has been supportive of my work since the very first general meeting I had with Casey in 2012. I’m thrilled to not only spread my creative wings with the network that makes all of my favorite series, but also to produce culturally resonant stories with new voices that incite exciting conversations via HOORAE’s expanded relationship with all WarnerMedia platforms.” Also Read: Issa Rae Comedy 'Rap Sh*t' Gets Series Order at HBO Max Rae’s Hoorae has several projects currently set up with HBO and HBO Max. At HBO, Rae is working on the fifth and final season of “Insecure” and the second season of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” along with the new series “The Vanishing Half,” “Nice White Parents,” and the documentary series “Seen and Heard.” For streaming service HBO Max, Hoorae is producing the half-hour comedy “Rap Sh*t” and developing a scripted series with Mark Phillips. Read original story Issa Rae Signs 8-Figure Multiyear TV and Film Deal at WarnerMedia At TheWrap

  • Issa Rae's 'Insecure' days will end with a fifth and final season on HBO

    Issa Rae thanks HBO and fans for their support of the "complete story" being told by "Insecure." The network just announced the show's fifth and final season.

  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch Sees Issa Rae Voting for ‘Everybody Black’ — But ‘F’ Kanye West

    In the Oct. 17 episode of "Saturday Night Live," guest host Issa Rae played a lawyer for the NAACP who swore to vote for "everybody Black" come election day -- but when it came to the presidential race, she said, "Kanye? 'F' him." (Kanye West actually appears as the vice presidential candidate on many ballots, […]

  • Emmys 2020: The 'Insecure' cast's incredible party venue, Jennifer Aniston's prep and more of what you didn't see on TV

    Ramy Youssef, Issa Rae and more explain what was going on off-camera.

  • Issa Rae Recalls TV Exec Who ‘Got Fired After’ Gatekeeping Pitch Meeting

    During the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, four-time Emmy nominated actor Issa Rae, creator and star of “Insecure,” recalled her first Hollywood pitch experience, where a studio executive attempted to tell her what Black audiences wanted to see on television. “The executive was like ‘Yes, I saw your show, funny stuff, funny stuff,’” Rae said of […]

  • Issa Rae, Jordan Peele Teaming on Mystery Drama ‘Sinkhole’ for Universal

    Issa Rae and Jordan Peele have come on board Universal Pictures' family drama "Sinkhole," based on Leyna Krow's short story about a mysterious sinkhole. The announcement was made Wednesday, a day after Rae received Emmy nominations for comedy series and best actress in a comedy series for the fourth season of HBO's "Insecure." "Sinkhole" is […]

  • ‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae Asks ‘What the F– Is This’ After Trump Likes Tweet About Her Show

    Donald Trump has tweeted over 52,700 times, but there is just a single tweet viewable under the president’s “likes” tab on his official Twitter page. It is, inexplicably, a fan tweet about HBO’s “Insecure,” a comedic drama series about the everyday experiences of modern-day Black women in Los Angeles.The tweet itself, liked by the President on Sunday, references that night’s episode and more specifically the relationship between leads Molly and Issa, played by Yvonne Orji and creator Issa Rae.“This is how I wanted tonight’s episode of insecure to end…Damn Molly” tweeted a fan along with a gif of a scene from “The Color Purple.”Also Read: Steven Seagal to Pay $314,000 to SEC for 'Unlawfully Touting' Cryptocurrency InvestmentMany questions have been asked by confused Twitter users in the hours following this unexplained move by the President, who just days ago referred to looters in close proximity to the protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers as “thugs,” delivering the militarized threat, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”Rae herself seems baffled by the move, replying to a tweet that said, “Holy s—. Donald Trump watches Insecure?!?!?!” with the comment, “what the f— is this.”She also responded to a tweet from actor Kumail Nanjiani joking that the “one thing” he has in common with Trump is that “we’re both big fans of @IssaeRae.”“Kumail,” she replied, along with a gif of Vanessa Estelle Williams in the upcoming film “Candyman” saying “Shh-shh! Don’t say that.”Also Read: Issa Rae Is Launching Season 4 of 'Insecure' With Virtual Block PartyCould Donald J. Trump genuinely be a fan of “Insecure?” So much so that he was not only browsing fan reactions to the latest episode, but that he was so invested in the state of Issa and Molly’s friendship that he felt compelled to hit the “like” button?Or was the like simply a slip-up by a White House intern?Either way, neither the President nor the White House has addressed the meaning behind the liked tweet, nor has it been removed at the time of this posting. So far, it’s been up for 18 hours.Reps for HBO and “Insecure” did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.what the fuck is this— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 8, 2020Kumail. pic.twitter.com/AffVxhhjKk— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 8, 2020Read original story ‘Insecure’ Creator Issa Rae Asks ‘What the F– Is This’ After Trump Likes Tweet About Her Show At TheWrap

  • Watch Issa Rae Play a Gun-Wielding Stripper Opposite Danny Trejo in D Smoke’s ‘Lights On’ Visual (EXCLUSIVE)

    D Smoke first wowed the music world when he won the inaugural season of "Rhythm + Flow," Netflix's hip-hop  competition show with Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. as judges. Impressing both the panel and viewers at home with meaningful, uplifting verses, the Inglewood, Calif. native, whose real name is Daniel Farris, dropped his […]

  • 'Insecure' Renewed for Season 5 at HBO

    Hella good news for fans of Insecure: HBO has renewed its Issa Rae-fronted comedy series for Season 5, TVLine has learned. "We’re thrilled that Issa, [executive producer] Prentice [Penny], and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season," said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president at HBO. “As we laugh and cringe […]

  • Issa Rae wants you to stop asking her about diversity in Hollywood

    Hollywood may be dealing with a representation issue, but according to the "Insecure" star, we are calling on the wrong people to fix it.

  • Issa Rae on Her On-Screen Romances: ‘There Are People Who Don’t Procreate With Just White People’

    Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former -- written and directed by Stella Meghie -- echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]

  • 'It's about damn time!': The cast of 'The Photograph' on the importance of showing black romance on film

    Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery and writer-director Stella Maghie talk importance of their new romantic drama "The Photograph."

  • The It List: 'Fantasy Island' gets a horror movie makeover, Bieber drops 'Changes,' Zoë Kravitz navigates modern love in 'High Fidelity' and the best in pop culture the week of Feb. 10, 2020

    The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Feb. 10-16, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • Issa Rae says academy must 'do better' after Oscars diversity row left her 'tired'

    Issa Rae said a slow-moving teleprompter led to her subtle-yet-searing quip about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.The ‘Insecure’ star went viral after reading out an all-male list of nominees for best director, then looking into the camera and saying “congratulations to those men”.

  • 'Insecure' Season 4 Teaser Shows Issa Rae Return With A Classic Rap In The Mirror

    HBO announced the release date for the series' return.

  • Oscar Nominations Presenter Issa Rae Calls Out Female Directors Snub: Congrats to 'Those Men'

    Oscar Nominations 2020: Issa Rae Calls Out All-Male Directors

  • ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Trailer: HBO and Issa Rae Change the Game Again

    Robin Thede's new sketch show landed guest appearances from Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, and Laverne Cox.

  • Women in Film to Honor Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki, Cathy Schulman at 2019 Gala

    Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki and Cathy Schulman are among the honorees for the 2019 Women in Film Annual Gala, Women in Film Los Angeles announced Thursday.The awards reception will take place on June 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and will be hosted by actress Xosha Roquemore. Formerly named the Crystal + Lucy Awards, the annual benefit supports WIF LA’s educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women throughout the industry.“SNL” and “Parks and Recreation” star Poehler, who can currently be seen in Netflix’s “Wine Country,” will receive the Women in Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award. “Insecure” star Rae is receiving the Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Debicki, who starred in last year’s “Widows” and “The Tale,” will receive the Max Mara Face of the Future Award. And finally, Welle Entertainment CEO Schulman, who produced this year’s “Five Feet Apart” and the upcoming “Otherhood,” will receive the Crystal Award for Advocacy in Entertainment.Also Read: WGA Study Finds Women Make Up Less Than One-Fourth of All TV Showrunners“We set out to pivot the event to highlight community, advocacy, and entrepreneurship, and are thrilled by this year’s honorees, whose collective body of work truly embodies those values. These extraordinarily talented women demonstrate a lifelong commitment to innovation, entrepreneurship, and support for the next generation of rising talent,” the gala co-chairs Amy Baer, Esther Chang, Hannah Minghella and Talitha Watkins said in a statement.This year’s Women In Film gala will also debut new awards honoring women whose entrepreneurial strides are creating opportunities for more women to succeed in careers in the screen industries. The Member’s Choice Award, which is also a new prize for 2019, will focus on female directors and highlight narrative features with a U.S. theatrical release in 2018.All WIF LA members can cast their votes for eligible films, and the winner will be announced onstage at the Gala. Additionally, ReFrame, a collaborative initiative of WIF LA and Sundance Institute, will introduce the ReFrame Rise Directors Program at the event.Also Read: Watch Diane Warren and Marisa Corvo Perform 'I'll Fight' From 'RBG' (Video)Last year’s honorees included Brie Larson, Channing Dungey, Alexandra Shipp, Nova Wav, Frances McDormand and the women of “Black Panther.”The Women In Film Annual Gala is presented by sponsor Max Mara for the 17th year. The event is designed and produced by Carleen Cappelletti of Anchor Street Collective.Read original story Women in Film to Honor Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki, Cathy Schulman at 2019 Gala At TheWrap

  • Insecure 's Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame

    Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame 

  • HBO Orders Sketch Comedy Series From Robin Thede and Issa Rae

    HBO has ordered a new sketch comedy series from Robin Thede and Issa Rae, which will be the first to feature an almost exclusive cast of black women. The half-hour series — “A Black Lady Sketch Show” — will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests. Thede serves as creator, executive producer, writer and star, with Rae executive producing through her company, Issa Rae Productions. The series is the first gig for Thede since her late-night series, “The Rundown With Robin Thede,” was canceled after one season by BET. Thede is also developing a sitcom for ABC based on her childhood. Also Read: Laura Dern and Issa Rae Team for HBO Limited Series 'The Dolls' Lauren Ashley Smith, who was the show’s head writer, is coming to Thede’s new series in the same role, along with being co-executive producer. Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch will serve as executive producers, with Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay, and John Skidmore on board as producers. “Black Lady Sketch Show” will further expand Rae’s relationship with HBO. She has starred for three seasons on the pay cable network’s comedy “Insecure,” and will star alongside Laura Dern in the limited series “The Dolls,” which recounts the aftermath of Christmas Eve riots within two small Arkansas towns in 1983 over Cabbage Patch Dolls. Read original story HBO Orders Sketch Comedy Series From Robin Thede and Issa Rae At TheWrap

  • Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in ‘Lovebirds’ Romantic Comedy

    "The Big Sick" star Kumail Nanjiani and "Insecure" star Issa Rae will topline Paramount's romantic comedy "The Lovebirds." The project will reunite Nanjiani with "The Big Sick" helmer Michael Showalter, who's on board to direct from a script by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Martin Gero. The project goes into production at the end of […]