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<> at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Twitter Fingers: Stacey Dash Has A Bullseye For BET

Stacey Dash's beef with BET is giving Meek Mill a run for his money. Her latest blog post claims that the network is hypocritical when it comes to diversity.

Stacey Dash's beef with Black Entertainment Television is giving Meek Mill a run for his money. Her latest commentary claims that the network is hypocritical when it comes to diversity, an argument heard from the Clueless actress before.

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"BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind, " Dash's blog post on Patheos read. Her words come days after an airing of Fox News' "Outnumbered," where the Oscar boycott prompted her to denounce the need for cultural representations geared towards African-American audiences—specifically BET and Black History Month. While Internet memes of her magazine covers and roles in black media questioned Dash's bold statements, the golden glove of clapback went to BET.

The network posted a reminder to the actress of her stint on sitcom The Game, captioned, "Soooooo @REALStaceyDash can we get our check back... or nah? #Remember#YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper." The President of Programming at BET Networks, Stephen Hill, added, "Aww dang. I loved you in Clueless. I had no idea that you actually were."

READ MORE: BET’s Response To Stacey Dash’s Comments Ignites Twitter Reactions

Instead of a check, Dash snapped back with a hitlist, calling out BET and Hill in a blog post today for "throwing shade." Her first target was The Game. "Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show. Why? It’s on BET. Quick. Name the top shows on BET. Drawing a blank? I think I’ve made my point." After its cancellation on CW, The Game premiered its fourth season on new home BET, becoming "the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable TV history," according to the Chicago Tribune. The nine-season series lasted longer than the television spin-off for Clueless, which was pulled off air after three seasons. Dash's final appearance on The Game was in the fourth season in 2011.

The BET programming president was up next. "Mr. Hill doesn’t understand what an Oscar is. Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel… not the audience," the actress writes. Somehow President Barack Obama and his military decisions, which Dash has expressed a dislike towards in the past, were brought into the conversation to back up her argument.

When it came to the network itself, Dash cited an article from the National Review which suggests liberals are to blame for the racial divide in the United States. Bringing the article into context, she says, "I have a problem with the folks at BET absolutely freaking out when other institutions don’t match up to what they think is best."

Dash signs off the piece as "an independent-thinking black woman." BET and Hill have yet to respond.

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Dr. Dre Released From Hospital, Will Receive 24-Hour Home Care

Dr. Dre was released from L.A. Cedars Sinai Medical Center on Friday (Jan. 15), nearly two weeks after he suffered a reported brain aneurysm. Ice T confirmed the news tweeting, “Just FaceTimed with @drdre. He just made it home. Safe and looking good.”

The 55-year-old music mogul will remain under 24-hour care for the next few weeks as medical professionals continue to monitor his progress. Doctors are still unclear on what caused the aneurysm.

Dre’s hospital release comes days after new details were revealed in his divorce from estranged wife, Nicole Young. According to court documents publicized this week, Nicole accuses Dre, birth name Andre Young, of putting a gun to her head in 2000 and 2001. She also details other alleged abuse incidents in 1995 (before they were married) and in 2016, when he allegedly punched her in the face and kicked down her door.

The Grammy winner has denied Nicole’s abuse claims.

Nicole and Dre tied the knot in 1996. The pair share two adult children, Truice and Truly. Nicole filed for divorce last summer.

In addition to demanding that Dre cover her legal fees, Nicole wants the court to take the abuse allegations into account when “awarding support and fees.” Dre has already agreed to pay $500,000 of Nicole’s legal bills and $2 million in temporary spousal support.

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Cardi B Lands Leading Role In Comedy ‘Assisted Living’

Cardi B is making her way back to the big screen. The Bronx native officially landed her first leading role in the upcoming Paramount comedy, Assisted Living.

According to Variety, Cardi will play a small time crook struggling to find a hiding place after her latest heist fails. Her character, “Amber,” disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out at her grandmother's nursing home. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” similar to Mrs. Doubtfire and Sister Act.

Paramount acquired the rights to Assisted Living in 2019. The film’s script was penned by This Is Us writer, Kay Oyegun.

Cardi, 28, made her film debut in the 2019 celeb-heavy stripper flick, Hustlers. The “WAP” rapper appears to have hinted at her Assisted Living role in a recent interview with Billboard where she dished on filming scenes for Fast & Furious 9.

“After ‘Hustlers’ I filmed a little bit for 'Fast & Furious' so I felt like ‘I’m ready for this,’ I knew what to expect,” she explained. “But the characters were a little different so I was like ‘Oh wow, I’m going to need more acting classes.’ I’m planning on doing a movie this year and I’m going to be the lead role so I’m like ‘I need to execute this flawlessly.’”

Besides film, Cardi was a judge on the Netflix completion show, Rhythm & Flow, and landed her own Facebook Watch series, Cardi Tries.

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Wendy Williams Reveals She Was Date Raped By ‘80s R&B Singer

Wendy Williams revealed that she was date raped by  ‘80s R&B singer, Sherrick, early in her radio career. The talk show host shared the story with reporters while promoting her Lifetime biopic Wendy Williams: The Movie on Tuesday (Jan. 12).

“He mesmerized me with his twinkling eyes,” she recalled. “He flipped the interview around to where he was interviewing me — I was just gaga over this man and he asked me to go to an album release party with him that night.

“Before the party, I was date raped by him,” said Williams.

Sherrick, born Lamotte Smith, was a member of the group Kagny, whose song is featured on The Last Dragon soundtrack. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1987 and scored a marginal hit with the single “Just Call” off his debut self-titled album. Sherrick struggled with sobriety but declared himself “drug-free” before dying of unknown causes in 1999.

Williams says that she was raped in Sherrick’s Washington D.C. hotel room and it, unfortunately, wasn’t her first time being sexually assaulted. The New Jersey native had been date raped in college. “Those types of things happen to girls all the time and they’ve been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and their great-great-grandmothers too.”

From the sounds of it, Sherrick's widow doesn't exactly believe Williams' story. She not only questioned Williams' account but wondered why she waited so long to go public, and why she didn't call police at the time of the incident.

“As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself,” Lynne Conner Smith said in a statement to Page Six.  “Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”

The sexual assault will be chronicled in the film, as well as other details from Williams' life -- like her rise to talk show fame, her battle with drug addiction, and marriage to ex-husband Kevin Hunter.

Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on Lifetime on Jan. 30.

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