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Bag Secured. Donald Glover Releases ‘adidas Originals’ Short Film Starring Comedian Mo’Nique

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Today, adidas Originals and Donald Glover officially launch Donald Glover Presents, revealing the fruits of a creative relationship that began in September 2018. With storytelling at the heart of the partnership, Glover and adidas Originals unveiled a range of new product offerings alongside the premiere of a series of short films.

Donald Glover Presents reimagines three classic adidas styles, the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe, in subtle, tone-on-tone white canvas. With a focus on the personal narrative that worn-in sneakers can hold, and the wealth of experiences they bear, the collection is inspired by subtle imperfections.

“Rich is a concept,” said Donald Glover. “With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be told on their feet. Value isn’t quantified by what you wear, rather the experiences from them. And you make the decision on what works for you, you live through your own lens. The partnership for me is about being able to exemplify what doing your own thing truly looks and feels like.”

Coinciding with the product launch, Donald Glover and adidas premiered a series of short films, starring Glover and actress-comedian Mo’Nique with a cameo by professional skateboarder Na-Kel Smith, produced by Sylvia Zakhary of Mamag Studios with Wolf Taylor and Fam Rothstein of Royalty and Wolf and Rothstein.

The films, written by Jamal Olori of Royalty with Sam Jay, bring to life a story of defiance, subversion, and creative expression. .

The Donald Glover Presents film series will release on April 18th and footwear will be available globally on April 26th.

Mo’Nique reacts to the short film via social media.

Sneak Peek Alert. Steve Harvey Says His Mo’Nique Interview Was Edited To Protect Her

Steve Harvey revisits his interview with Mo’Nique on the upcoming episode with DL Hughley. Click Here if you missed that.

TV Show host and comedian Steve Harvey told DL Hughley that he learned lessons from his controversial interview with Mo’Nique, going on to say the interview excluded some content and says he is a man of integrity.

In the clip, Steve says, “The interview was actually 52 minutes. I edit to protect her because I was some really crazy stuff. But, what was crazy was in protecting her I left myself out there too. I misspoke it didn’t get cover right. Because if you have seen the whole interview it was just two people who known each other for a long time we go back to kings and queens. And, big brother and little sister of conversation that we should of had in private. To be honest with you that we had out loud in front of people. That’s how we’ve been talking to each other for years. People thought it was “Oh, he’s talking condescending to her.”

On Steve’s previous comments about integrity.

Steve Harvey told comedian Mo’Nique that she owed it to her family to choose money over her integrity in a discussion about her being blackballed from the filmmaking industry.

Steve explains, “I was referring simply to the integrity of the method. That was chosen to go about accomplishing your means. That’s all I was talking. about..”

I will post the full show when it becomes available.

Mo’Nique Reacts To Oprah Winfrey’s After Neverland Interview With Michael Jackson Accusers

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If you missed the full episode click HERE to watch.

Mo’Nique and her husband react to Oprah Winfrey’s After Neverland interview with Michael Jackson’s accusers.

Mini Cliff Notes.

The couple says,”The title of the show is Oprah Winfrey’s Neverland interview was it right or was it for ratings?”

At the 11:50 mark, Mo’s says, “Here’s what sad and disheartened to me. That [MJ] welcomes you into his home and you spoke of how beautiful and all the love this man is showing children all over the world.”

Mo continues…. “I’m going to address too when when calling someone a molester and they’re no longer here. With these guys Michael Jackson is NOT here to defend himself which is a major problem because once’s he’s been found not guilty. Once from my understanding from the caller when the FBI says, “We’ve found nothing, nothing.” Then you come back and you allow these two men to get on your platform and tell this story. And, that man cannot defend himself. Who does that?”

At the 13:17 mark, Mo’s husband Sidney Hicks brought up Mo ‘Nique’s older brother Gerald Imes who molested her when she was a child.

Sydney continues, “… What you may not have known is also had taken her down the street. And, there was two other young men who molested her. Who were friend of his that happened to be brothers. They have since deceased for some years which is part of the reason. Why you never knew or ever heard about their name because they’ve met their proverbial maker their end is here. And, to bring them up when they cannot defend themselves. She spoke in reference to Gerald… We speak truth to power as it pertains to Oprah, Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Will Packer individuals that have the ability to confront us and deal with us directly…”

Watch below.

Did ya’ll know?

HBO’s controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland has proved to be a solid ratings draw for the premium cable network.

The docu, which tells the story of two boys, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, now in their 30s, who say they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children, drew a 0.4 rating and 1.3 million viewers for Part 1, which aired Sunday night, according to Live+ same day Nielsen. (SOURCE)

Steve Harvey Clarifies “Integrity” Comments About Mo’Nique

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Steve Harvey wants to clarify comments about money and integrity that he made to Mo’Nique during a heated conversation on his talk show.

Last week Steve Harvey told comedian Mo’Nique that she owed it to her family to choose money over her integrity in a discussion about her being blackballed from the filmmaking industry. Click Here if you missed that.

His comments had sparked a backlash online.

“My only regret in the whole thing was I misspoke,” Harvey told E! News at a Celebrity Family Feud event in Los Angeles. “In the heat of the discussion, I used the word ‘integrity,’ when really I was talking about the method in which she was going about things, and that’s the only thing. I just want my young fans, the ones who look up to me, who consider me a role model in everything to know that I must misused the word ‘integrity’ in the wrong context.”

“I was really referring to what we had been talking about all day, was her method of going about things,” he said. “That’s the only thing, just for the young people out there, the fans of mine. ‘Cause I’ve lived my life as a man of integrity, my work speaks…I think God wouldn’t have me in this position if I wasn’t doing some things right.”

Read Steve’s other interview on People Mag click Here to read.

Mo’Nique Compares Steve Harvey to a Scared Slave

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This week comedian Mo’Nique sat down with Steve Harvey to discuss her being blackballed in Hollywood after refusing to promote the movie ‘Precious’ in the lead up to her 2010 Oscar win without additional compensation after only receiving $50,000 for her role in the box office blockbuster. Click Here if you missed that.

Mo’Nique compares Steve’s argument to one of a scared slave…

UPDATE. Mo’Nique Sits Down with Steve Harvey On ‘Steve TV’

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Last week there were rumors that Mo’Nique threatened to hit Steve Harvey in the face after a heated interview on the Steve Harvey Show.

Click Here you missed that.

During the interview , Mo’Nique expresses how hurt she was when she felt like her “brother” in comedy turned his back on her, along with Winfrey, Perry and Daniels. She said that all of those people, Harvey included, had told her privately that she didn’t do anything wrong, but publicly, wouldn’t stand up for her.

“This is my brother, and when I heard you go on the air and you said ‘My sister done burned too many bridges and there’s nothing I can do for her now.’ Steve, do you know how hurt I was?”

But throughout their conversation, Harvey stands on the side of, while there was nothing wrong with Mo’Nique speaking out, the way she went about it, including by getting on stage during a comedy show and saying Winfrey, Perry and Daniels could suck the d–k she doesn’t have, was all wrong.

“But see now Mo, let me give you this, because you and I had this conversation,” he said. “These people owe you an apology. You owe those people an apology. Then we could move forward.”

After a brutally honest conversation, Mo’Nique and Steve worked out their differences the way only two friends could!

In the second clip, Steve says, “Here is what you to understand about this whole thing. As, we are trying to come through this. Because, what I want really for you to come through. Because, I know who you really are. And so, what I want you do is come though this with a different way. Because, Mo’Nique you’re my girl! I love you like a sister. I hate what’s happening to you. I hate what they’re saying is not true! I want them to know that you are caring, that you’re a great mother, and that you’re are incredible talent.

Steve continues,“I don’t like the fact that you’ve been blackballed. You can be un-blackballed. You too talented to worry about this where the next one coming from. I want this to end for you. I want this to end for you Mo’Nique. Because, I love you!” 

“Because, these people are doing it the wrong way and you better than that. I probably should of call you as soon as, but I didn’t. I got a lot of stuff going on. When I did call you., I’ve listened to you. But, I begin telling you at the very beginning. I think you going about this the very wrong way. Now we keep saying stuff on the Internet. that just keeps making it worst. Hollywood know you’re talented.”

Steve raises his voice… “The fact that we keep arguing like this.”

Mo interjects, “We’re not arguing.”

Steve says, ” Okay, we’re discussing. “

Mo continues, “You and your sister were having a conversation and Mommy and Daddy ain’t here right now. And, I’m getting ready to punch you in your mouth. That’s the conversation bam, bam.”

Mo says, “I’ve have to understand how to agree to disagree without being upset…”