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Where Are They Now? The Cast of 'The Wayans Bros.'

The Wayans have built an empire of entertainment within their family. Everyone from Kim to Damon is involved in comedy, so it was no surprise that Shawn and Marlon created The Wayans Bros. (1995-1999) in the mid '90s.

At any given time, a person can turn on their TV and catch re-runs of Pops (John Witherspoon) acting up in his diner or Shawn and Marlon's latest love interest. Similar to Martin, it's one of those shows that will never get boring.

Fourteen years after the shows end, the cast is still popular in today's spotlight. Take a look at where they are now!

Marlon WayansMarlon Wayans: Marlon Williams

Marlon continued to use his gift of comedy after the show. He successfully played roles in White Chicks, Scary Movie and GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. These days he's celebrating the release of his latest film A Haunted House which also stars Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer and other greats.

Shawn WayansShawn Wayans: Shawn Williams

Shawn has taken a back seat since his 2006 role in Little Man. He keeps busy playing daddy to his three children. For now, he is supporting his brother Marlon with his new film and doing promo for BET's upcoming show Second Generation Wayans.

John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon: John 'Pops' Williams

John Witherspoon has always been entertaining to watch on the screen. His no filter sense of humor has kept him in the business. Since the shows end, he has played in a number of films from Soul Plane to the Friday's franchise. He recently returned to his stand-up comedy roots and has done a tour every year since 2008. He currently stars in The First Family.

Anna Maria HorsfordAnna Maria Horsford: Deirdre "Dee" Baxter

Anna has come a long way since being a security guard at Shawn and Marlon's newsstand. The actress starred as Craig's mother in Friday and Friday After Next and played the mother on BET's Reed Between the Lines starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

Phil LewisPhil Lewis: Thelonious "T.C." Capricornio

After the show, Phil acted and directed several Disney Channel shows like The Suite Life of Jack and Cody and the Suite Life on Deck. Currently, he's involved in giving back with a celebrity actors camp and more behind the camera activities.

Paula Jai ParkerPaula Jai Parker: Monique

Paula gained popularity with her role in Hustle & Flow and as the voice of Trudy Proud on Disney's The Proud Family. She currently is busy being a mom and wife and will be in a thriller called Paranoia to be released later this year.

Ja'net DuboisJa'net Dubois: Grandma Ellington 

Although Grandma was a recurring character, her impact was everlasting. After the show, she starred in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and GI Joe: Renegades. The industry vet won Emmy awards for her work as the animated voice on The PJs and TV movie Other Women's Children.

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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