Issa Rae told to add White characters to her show so people would ‘care’

Issa Rae told to add White characters to her show so people would 'care'

Issa Rae recently reflected on her journey to becoming the renowned actress, writer and producer that she is today. As the October cover star for Mic Magazine, the multi-hyphenate creator revealed that when she was launching her YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl,” in 2011, a former colleague advised her to ensure that there is always a […]

Issa Rae’s ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ premieres on HBO Max

Issa Rae's 'Sweet Life: Los Angeles' premieres on HBO Max

Issa Rae’s new unscripted series “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” premiered on HBO Max and it’s everything we needed and more. Reminiscent of a modern-day version of the early 2000s BET favorite “Baldwin Hills,” “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” follows the lives of young and ambitious Black women and men as they navigate love, careers, mental health, […]

‘Insecure’ returns in October for 5th and final season

'Insecure' returns in October for 5th and final season

“Insecure” fans everywhere will finally get to see if Issa and Lawrence actually do end up together as the show returns for its fifth season this October. The news is bittersweet because this will also be the show’s final season. The show premiered on HBO in 2016 and stole the hearts of many, from its […]

Issa Rae gets married (photos)

Issa Rae gets married (photos)

Hollywood producer and actor Issa Rae’s hit series “Insecure” may be coming to an end after five seasons this year, but her love life is just beginning. Rae married her fiancé, Louis Diame, in a private wedding ceremony in the South of France over the weekend and shared a few photos of the beautiful event. […]

Check out Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor sneaker redesigned by Issa Rae

Check out Converse's classic Chuck Taylor sneaker redesigned by Issa Rae

Hollywood boss lady Issa Rae recently had the chance to show off her swag and put her spin on Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor sneaker. The “Insecure” creator collaborated with artist Nick Fulcher for Rae’s first-ever customizable collection with Converse by You, as part of the ongoing Converse All Stars Program. Customized in a few different […]

Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji sob after final episode of ‘Insecure’ (photo)

Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji sob after final episode of ‘Insecure’ (photo)

The television set of “Insecure” dissolved into a scene of crying, hugging and bottle popping after Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and the rest of the crew wrapped up the final episode of the culture-shifting show. Orji, 37, said the crew “cried a river of tears” on Friday afternoon, June 11, 2021, when Rae, the mastermind […]

Issa Rae signs on to play Spider-Woman

Issa Rae signs on to play Spider-Woman

Despite signing a $40 million deal with HBO earlier this year to make 18 movies and TV shows, Issa Rae still found time to star in one of her all-time favorite movies. The multi-hyphenate maven, who said she has adored everything Spider-Man since she was three years old, will now join the continued cartoon series […]

Issa Rae blasts hater who said she’s not cute

Issa Rae blasts hater who said she's not cute

Issa Rae had time for the clapback this Sunday morning. The multifaceted movie and TV maven blasted a hater after she called her “unattractive” in a tweet on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Normally, the “Insecure” creator wouldn’t give haters the time of day as this is not the first time her looks have been called […]

Issa Rae recalls how Nipsey Hussle mended her relationship with Lauren London

Issa Rae recalls how Nipsey Hussle mended her relationship with Lauren London

Hollywood trailblazer Issa Rae graces the June cover of Vanity Fair magazine and told the publication that the late Nipsey Hussle intervened in a disagreement between her and Lauren London. In so doing, he helped mend their friendship. The drama all started when Rae was talking with television executives and they suggested that London star […]

Issa Rae credits Barack Obama with rise of Black showrunners in Hollywood

Issa Rae credits Barack Obama with rise of Black showrunners in Hollywood

Resembling an Egyptian queen during the post-NAACP Image Awards virtual press conference, “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae talked about how former President Barack Obama greatly influenced the increase of Black showrunners and shows in Hollywood. “I think in the abstract, I always credit the Obama era,” Rae said. “I feel like that, in the […]

Issa Rae scores $40M TV and film deal

Issa Rae scores $40M TV and film deal

The one thing in Issa Rae‘s life that is not “Insecure” is her bank account. Rae’s meteoric rise and long-term future in Hollywood has been made official by a reported new five-year, $40 million deal that will strengthen the partnership between her Hoorae media company and HBO and WarnerMedia. According to Variety, “the pact gives […]

‘Black-ish’ star Marsai Martin inks another big deal

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“Black-ish” star Marsai Martin is making power moves behind the camera and has secured a home for her new series “Saturdays.”  The Disney Channel has ordered a pilot for Martin’s executive produced comedy through her Genius Entertainment production company about a young Black girl and her competitive roller-skating crew. Danielle Jalade has been cast in […]

Issa Rae announces end of ‘Insecure,’ launches MasterClass series (video)

Issa Rae announces end of ‘Insecure,’ launches MasterClass series (video)

Tackling Hollywood is no easy feat, and actress and producer Issa Rae will be offering some solid professional advice with the launch of her own MasterClass series, “Creating Outside the Lines.” The creator and star of the hit HBO series “Insecure” will share her path to success and the obstacles that she maneuvered around to […]

Comedian Teddy Ray keeping viewers in stitches

Comedian Teddy Ray keeping viewers in stitches

Teddy Ray, a comedian and host of Issa Rae‘s “What Say What?!” show has had to find a way to adapt in these ever-changing times. Recently, Ray spoke with rolling out from his Los Angeles home about how he’s navigated through the pandemic and his gig on the Issa Rae show. In “What Say What?!” […]

How Black celebrities encouraged civic engagement in ‘Zoom Where It Happens’

How Black celebrities encouraged civic engagement in ‘Zoom Where It Happens’

In an effort to encourage Americans to complete the 2020 Census and be civically engaged in the 2020 U.S. Election, Black celebrities joined forces and participated in “Zoom Where It Happens.” “Zoom Where It Happens” featured live table reads of classic sitcoms reimagined and followed up with serious conversations about the importance of completing the […]

Gabrielle Union, Oprah Winfrey and other Black stars to present at Emmy Awards

Gabrielle Union, Oprah Winfrey and other Black stars to present at Emmy Awards

Gabrielle Union, Oprah Winfrey and America Ferrera are among the first wave of presenters confirmed to present at this month’s Emmy Awards. The virtual ceremony is set to air on Sept. 20, on ABC and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Joining the above on presenting duties will be Anthony Anderson, Issa Rae, J.J. Watt and […]

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z celebrate Black entrepreneurs on new single (video)

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z celebrate Black entrepreneurs on new single (video)

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have dropped a new collaboration in honor of “every Black queen, king and entrepreneur.” The “Happy” hitmaker’s group The Neptunes produced the track titled “Entrepreneur,” which comes with a powerful music video. Pharrell tweeted: “ENTREPRENEUR out now. Thank you to Jay (@S_C_), and to every Black queen, king and entrepreneur who […]

Jordan Peele teaming up with Issa Rae to produce Universal film ‘Sinkhole’

Jordan Peele teaming up with Issa Rae to produce Universal film 'Sinkhole'

Jordan Peele is to produce the thought-provoking movie Sinkhole. According to Deadline, the Get Out director will team up with Issa Rae for the project, which is described as a “genre piece that engages on the question of female perfection and identity.” Peele and Rae will serve as producers on the adaptation of Leyna Krow’s short […]

5 artists to check out from the ‘Insecure’ season 4 soundtrack

5 artists to check out from the 'Insecure' season 4 soundtrack

Since “Insecure” first premiered in 2016, Sunday nights at 10 p.m. have become the perfect way to end our weekends the right way. The show, created by Issa Rae, follows her character, Issa, as she navigates life, love and all the twists and turns of adulthood in Los Angeles. Sunday night, June 14, 2020, marked […]

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