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Jemele Hill speaks onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)
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Jemele Hill To Join The Atlantic As Staff Writer

After a year-long battle with ESPN, Jemele Hill will be joining 'The Atlantic' as a staff writer.

Since Jemele Hill was officially (and prematurely) freed from ESPN Network, she's been making moves. In her first official interview since the debacle was finally put to rest, Hill spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to shed some light on a few behind-closed-door details of the situation as well as her new and exciting career ventures.

Hill was first suspended from the Disney-owned network in October of last year, when company deemed that she “violated” their social media policy after a couple of tweets that called President Donald Trump a white supremacist and spoke about the NFL's response to players who protested during the national anthem.  On September 14, she announced her departure.

Though seemingly for putting ESPN in rocky waters, Hill discussed the irony of the network's backlash. “Mike (Smith) and I specifically were called political, way before any of the Trump stuff ever happened,” she told THR. “And I always thought that was a very interesting label, because frankly, I think that most of the time it was said because we were the two black people."

READ MORE: Jemele Hill Seals ESPN Departure With Reflective Statement

Now, approximately one year since the incident, Hill is happy to announce that she will be joining The Atlantic as a staff writer, "where the discomfort is okay."

Editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg shares the same sentiment.

“She’s interested in something I’ve been preoccupied with for a long time, which is the intersection of sports and race and politics," said Goldberg. "I think it’s one of the best beats in America."

“Look, she’s a Roman candle, right? She is fearless, energetic,” he adds. “I like having journalists on our staff who make all sorts of useful trouble, and Jemele, I believe, will make all sorts of useful trouble.”

Along with her new venture at The Atlantic, Hill is currently working on a number of endeavors, including the development of a sports and politics show for LeBron James and Maverick Carter, a production company with longtime friend and The Undefeated journalist Kelley L. Carter, and a scripted series in collaboration with Gabrielle Union based on her friendship with Carter..

READ MORE: Jemele Hill Will Narrate LeBron James New Doc ‘Shut Up & Dribble’

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

READ MORE: Cardi B Buys Her Mother's House

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Nipsey Hussle Involved In L.A. Brawl After Being Mistaken For O.T. Genasis

Nipsey Hussle had a pretty eventful weekend. The rapper was reportedly involved in a brawl outside of a nightclub in West Hollywood on Sunday (Dec. 9). The only problem is, Nipsey wasn't the target; O.T. Genasis was.

The Victory Lap artist was reportedly outside of his girlfriend Lauren London's birthday bash at Nightingale's when the incident occurred. According to TMZ, several men approached Nipsey and his crew in the parking lot. A couple of them reportedly swung on the rapper before security was called to break up the situation.

While the brawl seemed random, but it apparently stemmed from an earlier interaction with O.T. Genasis. Earlier that night, the "Everybody Mad" rapper was reportedly spotted punching a man outside of the nightclub before chopping it up with Nipsey Hussle. TMZ reports that the unidentified man and friends were looking to even the score with O.T. Genasis and got mixed up because both him and Nipsey were wearing plaid shirts on the night of the incident. While it has not been confirmed, the situation looks like a typical case of mistaken identity.

Despite the drama, Nipsey seemed pretty unbothered when TMZ caught up with him outside of LAX. "That's life. We don't give that s**t no attention," Nipsey said about the altercation. "We workin' on music at this point. Do I got any bruises, any scratches? We workin' bro."

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Ciara Requests Mediation With Future Over Son's Travel Schedule

Ciara has had enough of the back and forth with her ex Future over their son's travel schedule. Now, she's requesting help from the family court. The singer is reportedly asking the judge to force Future into mediation with her so they can hash out a travel schedule for their four-year-old, Future Jr.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Future has been a flake when it comes to keeping up with his visits with his son. He's allegedly missed scheduled visits and has frequently left baby Future with his mother or grandmother without spending time with him. The "Level Up" artist also noted that the constant traveling has been taxing on her son. So, she wants to figure out a schedule for his own wellbeing.

Ciara's legal team alleges that they attempted to straighten out a schedule without help from a judge, but were unsuccessful. If a judge will not grant a mandatory mediation, Ciara is requesting to settle the matter in a trial hearing.

Ciara and Future have had a very tumultuous relationship throughout the years. The former couple have been in and out of the courts regarding custody and child support. Hopefully, they will reach some middle ground in the new year.

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