Issa Rae will be honored with the Producer’s Guild of America’s 2022 Visionary Award next month. The award is given to producers who “share inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture.” The Insecure creator will get her award March 19 at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards.
Earlier this week, Nick Cannon received a surprise Valentine’s Day gift: a vending machine full of condoms. It was later revealed that Kevin Hart sent Cannon, who’s expecting his eighth child, the prank present. Now, Cannon tells Entertainment Tonight, “One thing that was brilliant about [the prank], it was the mystery of it, because I had some baby mama drama: ‘Who sent you that? Who sent you that?'” But, he added, “When [Hart] came out and said it was him, everybody relaxed.”
The fifth season of Raven-Symoné‘s show Raven’s Home will premiere March 11 on Disney Channel and Disney Now. The season finds Raven and her son Booker moving back to San Francisco after her dad suffers a mild heart attack. Rondell Sheridan will reprise his role as Raven’s dad Victor, while Adrienne Bailon-Houghton will return as Alana, Raven’s arch-nemesis.
Poet Amanda Gorman is the cover star of ELLE’s March issue. She tells the magazine, “As a Black female poet, I think so many people expected my poems to be angry…I’m like, yes, I have the right to be angry. But I wanted to really have freedom to speak with hope in the same way that white male poets get to do. Why can’t that voice of a people, a generation, come from someone who looks like me?”
The new issue of People features a 21-page special tribute to late Black icons by the family members who knew them best. Among those participating: Martin Luther King Jr.’s son, Whitney Houston‘s cousin Dionne Warwick, and more.
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