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Jaimee Foxworth: 'Family Matters' Cast Member Fumes Over Lack Of Invitation To Reunion

Classic 90s show Family Matters recently had a reunion on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. However, actress Jaimee Foxworth (Judy Winslow), was excluded from the gathering and claims she wasn’t aware of its occurrence, The Root reports.

Foxworth’s character was nixed out of the blue after four seasons, and she’s expressed a feeling of disappointment after being left out of the cast’s recent reunion. Foxworth told The Root the news came as a bit of a shock considering she’s still friends with some of her former castmates. "I was not invited at all. I wasn't even contacted," she said.

The former child-star revealed that fellow cast member, Shawn Harrison (Waldo Faldo), informed her of the shoot prior to its release.

"Shawn sent me a text two days before it was released," she noted. "He asked if anyone contacted me, and he just wanted to let me know that EW contacted them to do a reunion cover. And he just didn't want me to be shocked when it came out."

"The people in the picture are more important than the picture itself," she continued. "I don't think there's any good explanation."

Because Foxworth was an adult film star in the past, she predicts that’s the main reason why she wasn’t invited to the shoot. "If they want to use adult films as the reason, I'm not the first person to do adult films and won't be the last," she added.

She concluded her statement by saying that her past actions do not define her as a person and that she just aims to live a fulfilling life.

"I'm not that little girl anymore. Judy and Family Matters don't define me," she said. "What defines me is how my son turns out. I don't want people to look at my past, and even this situation, and judge me. I am extremely happy in the place that I'm in right now. I'm just trying to live my best life."

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John Singleton In Coma After Suffering From A Stroke

John Singleton is reportedly in a coma after suffering from a major stroke, TMZ reports.

The Boyz N the Hood filmmaker has reportedly been in the ICU since last weekend. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Singleton's mother, Sheila Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator of his work because he is "unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter." Singleton was reportedly working on several projects and preparing to sign a lucrative settlement agreement at the time of his stroke, according to Ward.

As previously reported, Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17, after returning from Costa Rica. After experiencing problems with his legs, he reportedly checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he suffered a stroke in his hospital room.

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'Empire' Makes History By Airing First Black Gay Wedding On Network TV

Wedding bells have just made their way into the history books. Last night (April 25), FOX's Empire became the first network television show to air a black gay wedding. Jamal and his fiancé Kai (Jussie Smollett and Toby Onwumere, respectively) jump the broom and swap vows in the episode titled "Never Doubt I Love."

As an added treat, Empire even tapped the legendary Chaka Khan to perform at the fictional star-studded wedding (Mario and Wood Harris even showed up) which, as evidenced by the episode BTS video, was a moment for everyone right to the stars of the show themselves. “Today’s wedding is special and controversial,” Khan said of using her voice for this particular cameo. “But my answer to all that is just love is love.”

Cast members Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe agree that Jamal and Kai's wedding might have just become the best Empire wedding.

While this doesn't necessarily take away from the controversy still surrounding Smollett's case in Chicago, it was a cause for celebration regarding diversity and representation on television nonetheless. As Ms. Khan said, right here and right now, the most important thing to note is that love is love.

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Lizzo Will Appear In 'Hustlers' Alongside Cardi B And Jennifer Lopez

Lizzo continues to make waves as a musician, instrumentalist, body-positivity icon and booty-shaker extraordinaire. The artist– whose major-label debut Cuz I Love You is receiving praise from listeners and critics alike– will have a chance to put her twerking skills to the test.

According to reports, the Minnesota transplant is set to join the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Keke Palmer in the already-stacked lineup for the upcoming film, Hustlers. Deadline reports that this is Lizzo’s first live-action film, and her second film overall. She’ll be voicing a character in the upcoming animated musical film, Uglydolls.

Hustlers, which is set to be released by September 2019, is inspired by an article published in New York Magazine in 2016, which “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Additional actresses set to appear in the film include Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu, Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Transparent’s Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, dancer Mette Towley and Orange Is The New Black’s Madeline Brewer.

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