Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Only Made $40K For Her Role in ‘Benjamin Button’ 

Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Only Made 40K For Her Role in Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson had a significant supportive role in the movie Benjamin Button, but her paycheck didn’t mirror that.

Taraji appeared on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast and spoke about the pay disparity in the 2008 blockbuster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

“I felt like what I was asking, at that time of my career, was fair to the ticket sales that I would contribute to this big film. [The studio] wouldn’t do it… and then I was gutted.”

“I want to make this very clear – I’m not saying that Brad or Cate shouldn’t have gotten what they got,” she clarified. “They put asses in seats, so give them their money. They deserve it. I’m not saying they shouldn’t get what they’re getting. I was just asking for half a million – that’s all. That’s it. When I was doing ‘Benjamin Button,’ I wasn’t worth a million yet. My audience was still getting to know me. We thought we were asking for what was fair for me, at the time.”

Taraji P. Henson went on to explain that after Uncle Sam took his 50% cut and she compensated her team, she went home with $40,000 out of a $100,000 offer and Benjamin Button grossed $335 million.

The Baby Boy actress eventually took home an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Queenie, but she didn’t become “mainstream” until her breakout role on Empire as Cookie Lyon. That’s when the price went up and it was stuck.

“I understand why we took that on, Black women being the bottom of the totem pole, never being seen. I understand, but it’s when others go, ‘Yes, strong Black woman!’ and then it dismisses us … Then if my child or somebody I know is gunned down in the streets, I’m supposed to be strong through that? I’m not allowed to be angry?” said Henson. “ I’m not allowed to be pissed off? I can’t say [anything back] because you’ve taken everything from me. I’m not allowed to feel that? I’m just supposed to be strong?”

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SOURCE SPORTS: Paul Wight aka The Big Show Has Joined AEW 

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The Big Show has left WWE, joining their biggest competition in AEW. The Tony Kahn-led promotion revealed Show, legally known as Paul Wight, announced the signing for both wrestling and commentary today.

Wight will now serve as the commentator of AEW’s newest show AEW Dark: Elevation, while also eldning his talents to inside the ring.

“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” Wight said to Variety. “’AEW Dark’ is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on ‘Dark’. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless.”

Big Show’s commentary partner will be announced on AEW:Dynamite.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Paul George Says All-Star Selection is “A Good Milestone” 

Shaquille O'Neal Believes Clippers Need to Trade Paul George

Paul George remembers all of the Pandemic P and Playoff P jokes and wants fans to know that his focus has not stopped since he was named an All-Star. Geroge was named an All-Star reserve on Tuesday and while he is proud of the achievement, he wants to continue to push.

“[All-Star] is a good milestone, the start of how my season is going. But definitely [not] where I want it to end. So I got a lot more work to do,” George said to ESPN.

For George to remove the jokes he would have to make it to The Finals and in hopes, win it.

“With all the noise, everything going on, you find motivation through it,” George said. “You dig deep, and you’d be amazed what comes out of it. It was honestly just using everything as motivation, fueling all of that toward this year.”

You think Paul George and The Clippers can break through?

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SOURCE SPORTS: LeBron James Tweets His Dislike For Devin Booker Being An All-Star Snub 

Draymond Green Says Suns' Devin Booker Should 'Get Out Of Phoenix'

Every year it seems there are one or two names that are shockingly snapped from being in the NBA All-Star game. This year, the big name is Devin Booker.

Booker was among the top snubs in the Western Conference. All-Star captain LeBron James called Booker the “most disrespected player” in the NBA.

During the 2020-21 season, Booker has put together averages of 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 38.1 percent from the 3 point line. Booker’s teammate Chris Paul was named an All-Star and the feeling around the league was coaches weren’t going to have to Suns on the All-Star roster.

James wasn’t the only one who felt that Booker was snubbed. Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum also took to Twitter to show love to Booker.

While Booker didn’t get named to the reserves, it is most likely that he will be named to the All-Star game as a substitute for the injured Anthony Davis. If that is the case, it would be the second straight year Booker gets named an All-Star from an injury substitute.

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Harden, Lillard, Tatum, and More Announces as NBA All-Star Reserves 

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The NBA All-Star rosters for 2021 are officially set. The Atlanta-based game brings in a reserve roster headlined by James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets in the East and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers in the West.

Joining Harden in the East is guard Jaylen Brown and forward Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons; and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic.

On the West side with Lillard is Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz; LA Clippers forward Paul George; Lakers forward Anthony Davis; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.

You can see the roster below and the starters here.

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Dwyane Wade Talks Golfing with Tiger Woods Before His Accident 

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One of the last people to spend time with Tiger Woods before his latest, unfortunate accident was Dwyane Wade. The NBA legend and the golfing icon spent time on a golf course where Wade picked up some golf tips.

In addition to the golf tips, Wade and Woods shot some segments for Golf Digest, TMZ reports. They would also show their bond in a video Wade posted to Instagram.

Tuesday night, Wade rejoined his NBA on TNT co-hosts to detail how he felt to hear about the accident.

“I woke up to the news [after taking a nap on Tuesday]. Just like everybody out there, my thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones because we all were shaken and shook at that moment, not knowing what happened with Tiger,” Wade said.

He also revealed that he and Tiger shared a great day based on sport and fatherhood.

“Just my prayers go out to him and hopefully a speedy recovery for him and hopefully he gets a chance to get back to doing what he loves to do and that’s playing the game of golf and I’m just thankful that he took the time to be able to teach me a few things about the game yesterday.”

You can hear Wade speak below.

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Chance the Rapper Files Lawsuit Against His Former Manager 

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Back near the end of 2020, Chance the Rapper’s former manager Pat Corcoran, also known as Pat The Manager, sued the Chicago emcee for $3 million. Chance’s legal team responded to the suit days later but now is countersuing Corcoran.

The Chicago Tribune reports the new lawsuit was filed in Cook County court. The suit was filed last week and is aiming to dismiss the multiple counts stated in the original lawsuit and in return wants over $1 million for each of the counts in the original lawsuit.

“Mr. Corcoran has been paid in full under his management services contract with Mr. Bennett. Yet he chose to file a groundless and insulting lawsuit that ignores his own improper self-dealing and incompetence,” Bennett’s attorneys said in a statement to the Tribune. “Mr. Bennett has moved to dismiss the majority of that meritless lawsuit, and filed his own lawsuit to remedy the harm that Mr. Corcoran caused through his breaches of duty. Mr. Bennett trusts the legal system to reveal the truth of the parties’ relationship in due course.”

You can read the original report here and the following message from Chance’s team here.

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Sara Molina Claims 6ix9ine’s Recent Behavior Has Brought Threats to Their Daughter 

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For the past few weeks, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been in the media in a back and forth with other rappers in the industry. It all begin when 6ix9ine surprised Meek and his team with a pop-up that led to a verbal exchange between the two. Tekashi then took the footage of the altercation, and entered it in the music video to his song, “ZAZA.”

While Meek Mill claims that 6ix9ine was trying to get him sent back to jail, 6ix9ine comes forth with a new claim, stating that Meek Mill’s crew asked the rainbow-haired rapper to stop bullying him.

“HOW YOU START SOMETHING YOU CANT FINISH?????
HE WANT TO BE TAKEN OUT THE VIDEO BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT HIM,” 6ix9ine wrote.

It beef doesn’t stop there. Tekashi 6ix9ine has also had a few verbal exchanges with some Chicago rappers including 600 Breezy, Lil Reese, Lil Durk, and his constant disrespect towards the late King Von.

Sara Molina, mother of 6ix9ine’s daughter speaks out and says that her baby father’s actions have been putting the safety of their shared child in jeopardy. “For the people who have the nerve to DM me about all this stuff going on, mention my child, who is completely innocent. I don’t think a four-year-old, five-year-old, six-year-old, no matter around that age group, any child period should be—my daughter’s so innocent, she don’t even know she’s being called a b*tch online,” she stated on Instagram live after saying that 6ix9ine is clearly on a mission.

“This beef sh*t, it shouldn’t involve women, it shouldn’t involve children, it shouldn’t involve any of that,” she continued.  “Especially when it comes down to people thinking that he actually cares… Now, my daughter is being brought into some sh*t that has nothing to do with her, and it’s understandable. I’m not saying in any way shape or form, it’s ok to call someone’s child out their name, but her hand was forced, bro. I can’t do anything but understand it. It’s disgusting what he’s doing.”

“My heart goes out to those whose family is being brought up, as well as dead family members and stuff like that. Like, I don’t think that that should be spoken on either,” she says before acknowledging that it’s disgusting to use other people’s hurt and pain and a weapon against them.

Do you think that 6ix9ine’s actions are justified? Or is the rapper way out of line?

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Lil Baby Announces He’s Dropping New Music 

Lil Baby Announces He's Dropping New Music

Looks like Lil Baby will be dropping a new project. Lil Baby announces new music on Twitter on Monday night.

Fans can expect new music from the rapper, Lil Baby, soon. Lil Baby is not slowing down. After announcing he’s opening his own Atlanta restaurant, he’s now prepping fans for a new project.

On Monday, Lil Baby popped up on Twitter, asking fans if they were ready for more new music. The rapper has been featuring on a few songs, most notably on Mulatto’s latest single “Sex Lies.” Additionally, Lil Baby has been taking a bit of a break from the spotlight following his cheating rumors and the release of his single two-pack “Errbody” and “On Me”.

After the overwhelmingly positive response to his tweet, Lil Baby seemingly decided that the people were ready, announcing that he will be releasing a new single soon with up-and-coming star EST Gee. “F*cc It I’m Getting Bacc In My Bagg,” wrote the superstar rapper on Instagram, posting a picture of himself with overflowing racks on the table. “New Music Otw Ft @est.gee !!”

If you don’t know who EST Gee is, the Louisville native has been making a lot of buzz as the latest signee to Yo Gotti’s CMG Records. His recently-released project I Still Don’t Feel Nun features his new label boss, Moneybagg Yo, Jack Harlow, Kevin Gates, and 42 Dugg. “I know a star and hustler when I see one and EST Gee is up next,” said Yo Gotti of the rising star.

Lil Baby did not announce when the song would be out but it’s likely that it hits streaming services at the end of this week, or in the coming weeks.

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Juelz Santana Celebrates Coming Off House Arrest 

Juelz Santana Celebrates Coming Off House Arrest

Juelz Santana took to Instagram to announce that he is officially off house arrest.

“Officially off house arrest…” The Hip Hop veteran wrote accompanied with a video documenting the moment his ankle bracelet was removed.

Juelz Santana was released in August 2020 after serving 19 months out of a 27-month sentence for weapons charges.

In March 2018, he was arrested at Newark Airport after “a Transportation Security Administration agent identified a suspected firearm,” according to court documents.

The Dipset rapper has since been keeping out of trouble and spending quality time with his family. He will presumably appear on the next season of Love and Hip Hop: New York, alongside his wife, Kimbella.

It feels like a restoration day in New York City because Bobby Shmurda was released after serving a six-year prison sentence.

Congratulations to both New York rappers regaining their freedom.

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