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Jameela Jamil Talks Past Anorexia, Feminism And Her "F--K It List" With Charlamagne Tha God

For the second installment of The Hollywood Reporter's "Emerging Hollywood" digital online series, host Charlamagne Tha God sits with actress and activist Jameela Jamil who speaks candidly about her past anorexia, a near-fatal car accident and why she doesn't subscribe to cancel culture.

"I think I was a very young kid when I realized there was an oppressive beauty standard on me. Also, it was very white. I didn't see brown or black people in my magazines or my television," The Good Place actress said. "I was fully anorexic by the time I was 13. I wasn't menstruating. My body was sort of letting me know I was dying from the inside."

When the Power 105.1 host inquired about Jamil's parental supervision, she confessed that most anorexic teens and or adults are clever at hiding their disorder.

"Anorexics are very very skilled and secretive and it's oftentimes very bright kids who are able to be successful at anorexia. You lie a lot. You wear baggy clothes and no one can explicitly see your bones. You're not walking around with your bones out all the time...also parents, back then, weren't educated on eating disorders."

Jamil also talked about her bucket list, which she dubbed her "f--k it list" which was created after a cancer scare. Her doctor found a lump in her breast and six weeks to the day after her surgery, she purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and accidentally became an actress.

The two then pivoted the 15-minute conversation to feminism and equality, to which Jamil explained she's a feminist in progress and her definition of feminism "means just wanting equal rights."

"For me, I want feminism to mean that I am an ally to all women and that includes trans women and I've learned over the last year from black women how much black women are left out of feminism and that has taught me that I need to step up and door more to make sure my feminism is more intersectional. So I just think feminism means fighting for the rights of equality for all women."

Watch Jameela Jamil go more in-depth about equality in Hollywood below.

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A ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Reboot Is In Development

A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is officially in development and being shopped to streaming companies including Netflix, HBO Max and Peacocks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be a dramatic reimagining of the hit NBC sitcom, and is based off the viral trailer created by up-and-coming director, Morgan Cooper, last year.

Cooper’s Bel-Air, puts a dramatic spin on the story of Smith’s character’s move from West Philadelphia to the wealthy suburb of Bel-Air, Calif., where he lived with his Aunt Viv and Uncle Phil and cousins, Hilary, Ashley, Carlton and Nicky. The reboot has been in development for over a year and will be an hourlong drama, per THR.

Smith was so impressed with Cooper’s trailer that he flew to Miami to meet him last year. “I saw this trailer that Morgan Cooper hooked up. This is the first time that I’ve heard something and that I was like, ‘Yo, that’s an idea that is brilliant,” he said at the time.

Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal TV are behind the series revival. The original producers and creative team of Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy and Susan Horowitz, have reportedly signed on to executive produce the project.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starred Smith, Karyn Parsons, James Avery, Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyana M. Ali, and Daphne Maxwell Reid, the latter of whom replaced Janet Hubert as “Aunt Viv.”

The sitcom ran from 1990 until 1996.

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Watch Daniel Kaluuya As Fred Hampton In ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ Trailer

Daniel Kaluuya transforms into Fred Hampton in the powerful new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah. The nearly two-minute long clip shows Kaluyaa as the Black Panther Party leader delivering a powerful speech to a group of party members. Lakeith Stanfield, who portrays FBI informant William O’Neal, is also featured in the short teaser.

Directed by Chaka King and produced by Ryan Coogler, Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Hampton, who was assassinated by the FBI and Chicago Police in 1969, at the age of 21. Born in Chicago in 1948, Hampton mobilized a generation and became the Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the BPP. Hampton was so influential, that the FBI conspired to silence his voice. O’Neal was hired by the FBI to infiltrate the BPP, and rose up the ranks to become a sergeant in arms within the Party.

O’Neal became so close to Hampton that he provided the FBI with the floor plan to his apartment to carry out the fatal raid in 1969. He befriended Hampton only to betray him in the end. The film explores that dynamic and O’Neal’s fear that his cover will be blown.

After Hampton’s death, O’Neal went into infamy. He passed away in 1990o of a reported suicide.

Judas and the Black Messiah is slated to open next year.

Watch the trailer below.

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Keke Palmer To Host 2020 MTV VMAs, Joins ‘Proud Family’ Reboot

Booked and busy! Keke Palmer will be hosting this year’s MTV VMAs, she announced on Thursday (Aug. 6). The 26-year-old actress made the big reveal with a creative throwback to her character True Jackson.

“I heard y’all was tired of 2020, let’s go back to 2008,” Palmer captioned a video conversation featuring a split screen of herself in character as Jackson.

I heard y’all was tired of 2020, let’s go back to 2008 😩🤪🤩. Join me as I host the 2020 @vmas on August 30th on @MTV! #VMAs pic.twitter.com/cl5TcUrxnm

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 6, 2020

Also on Thursday, Disney announced that Palmer has joined the cast of the forthcoming reboot of The Proud Family. Palmer will voice a new character named Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins. “Dreams do come true,” she happily tweeted.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is slated to debut on Disney+ sometime soon. Show creator/executive producer, Bruce W. Smith and executive producer, Ralph Farquhar, are back on board, as well as original cast members, Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, and Jo Marie Payton.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ DREAMS COME TRUE! https://t.co/vgwmibrurS

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 6, 2020

As for the 2020 VMAs, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande top the nominees' list with nine nominations, followed by The Weeknd and Billie Eilish with eight nods each.

The show airs from Brookyln's Barclay's Center on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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