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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery and writer-director Stella Maghie talk importance of their new romantic drama "The Photograph."
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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”.
Robin Thede's new sketch show landed guest appearances from Angela Bassett, David Alan Grier, and Laverne Cox.
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
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
"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 […]
A limited series about the riots over the initial release of Cabbage Patch Dolls is being developed by HBO, with Laura Dern and Issa Rae attached to star and executive produce. In 1983, the famous Cabbage Patch Kids were released in the United States in the first time, but store owners underestimated the demand for the dolls, which led to riots across the country.
“Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae will topline Fox’s romantic comedy “American Princess” from director Stella Meghie. Paul Feig is producing with Jessie Henderson through their Fox-based Feigco Entertainment banner. Brendan O’Brien will also produce the pic. Rae will play an American woman who moves to London, finds herself drawn into a world of wealth and […]
<strong>UPDATED:</strong> The Television Academy has announced the second group of Emmy Award presenters ahead of the Sept. 17 telecast. They are Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Eric Bana, Samantha Bee, Connie Britton, RuPaul Charles, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Foy, Hannah Gadsby, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Matt Smith and Ben Stiller. <strong>PREVIOUS</strong>, <strong> Sept. 6, 8 AM:</strong> Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, <em>Stranger Things</em>‘ Millie…
Major snubs were unleashed Thursday morning as the nominations for this year's Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the biggest shows and performers left out in the cold — and the most unexpected nods too.
The nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning, and Emmy voters behaved like TV critics.
GQ decided to go in for a ferocious bit of trolling in its new recent comedy issue, releasing a cover that lampoons the much-maligned cover of Vanity Fair’s January Hollywood issue. The GQ cover features comedians gown-wearing Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman in a mangled mess of obviously PhotoShopped limbs — and bears a striking similarity to the Vanity Fair mashup of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman earlier this year that seemed to show an extra leg.