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Damon Wayans Says That Diabetes, Age, Work Schedule and His Family is the Reason He Will Not Return For Lethal Weapon TV Show

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Damon Wayans recently revealed he will not be returning next season to FOX television series Lethal Weapon. “I am 58 year old diabetic and I’m working 16 hour days,” said Wayans. In addition to his health and workload, Damon also said he wants to spend more time with his family.  “It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/ friend on TV, but be the guy in life that is telling everyone, I can’t I have to work,” he stated.

Lethal Weapon is wrapping up its second season and Wayans said he will do the filming for 13 episodes this season but will not be back for the next one. There was public tension between him and Clayne Crawford on the show. Variety published a video of the two trading verbal insults toward each other earlier this year. Crawford was replaced by Seann William Scott, but Wayans did not mention the tension with his former co-star or the transition to a new co star as one of the reasons for leaving. “You have to look yourself in the eye and ask, who are you? It can’t be all about work. I’m from a big family, a loving family. All the family gatherings, I haven’t seen them. I’m too tired or I can’t because it conflicts with work… I have seven grandkids. I’ve been missing recitals and graduations. To me it’s just not worth it. There is a better way to live life,” he said

Source: https://www.eurweb.com/2018/10/damon-wayans-shockingly-quits-lethal-weapon-with-exclusive-announcement-to-eur-watch/

BTN Exclusive Interview with Monica

It is hard to have a lengthy career in the music business. One person that has defied the odds is Monica. The Georgia native has been singing professionally since the age of eleven. She went on to have success early with her debut album going triple platinum. In 1995, she became the youngest person to have two singles to go to the charts on Billboard. The Grammy Award winner has maintained her star power and showed it when she hit the stage at the One Music Fest in Atlanta. She was kind enough to talk with me after her performance. Check out the interview below

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

BTN: After all these years, how does it feel to see the people react like that when you hit the stage?

Monica: it feels great. It shows that my music still resonates with the people and I have been doing something right all this time. Continue reading

Atlanta Producer/Artist Childish Major Shows Why His Dope Music is For Everybody

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

During the kick-off party for the One Music Fest in Atlanta, I heard some good music coming out the speakers. I walked to back and saw an artist rocking the crowd with some great energy and dope music. That artist was Childish Major. During his set he combined his own fresh energetic music, while blending in throwback music from groups like Outkast. The Atlanta artist is also an establish producer who has created beats for Rick Ross, Future and Wiz Khalifa.  I caught up with him after the show and asked him about his influences and his current album Woo$ah.

Black Truth News: I like the show, what can the people hear more of you at.

Childish Major: You can check me out everywhere, on all the platforms. I got a new project coming out call Duro Diamond, but I have a project out now called Woo$ah.

BTN: What I liked about your set is you paid homage to the people before you but it was also current. How important is that for you to keep the tradition of good music going?

CM: It’s everything, but it’s not really about paying homage. It’s about feeding off the crowd and involving everything that’s good into one. It’s just a vibe

BTN: When can we expect the new music?

CM: It’s coming soon and go check out that Woo$ah.

Sean Penn says “salacious” #MeToo movement “divides men and women”

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Since the #MeToo movement picked up steam last fall following the Harvey Weinstein allegations, we’ve heard problematic commentary from several members of Hollywood’s male community. Woody Allen, himself embroiled in plenty of controversy, said in June that he should be the “poster boy” for the movement simply because none of the actresses he’s worked with have accused him of sexual misconduct. Now, Sean Penn, who was once accused of assaulting his then-wife Madonna, has criticized #MetToo for its “salaciousness” and so-called “dividing” nature.

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Schoolboy Q Reveals He is Not Ready to Talk About Mac Miller Or Put Out His Album Yet

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In a recent concert, Schoolboy Q revealed that he is still trying to move forward from the death of his friend Mac Miller. “As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now.” He also stated that the passing of Miller has affected his album release. “With my nigga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album,” he said. Despite being down, Schoolboy said he will still move forward and put out his new music eventually.  “I’m here today ’cause it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little bitch. I’m not gon’ be a little bitch. I’m out here,” he said. “I’ma go back and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out because y’all are going to get this album,” Schoolboy confirmed.  “I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk in the radio station and the first thing they ask me is ‘So, Mac Miller…’ I’m not ready to deal with the questions they have. So right now I’m not ready to put nothing out right now. I’m sorry.”

Lil Wayne To Address Childhood Suicide Attempt On “Tha Carter V” Intro

by Riley Wallace

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Lil Wayne’s oft-delayed album Tha Carter V is finally going to see the light of day. According to a new Billboard cover story, the LP’s intro is set to kick things off on a somber — yet extremely timely — note. Continue reading

Former Cosby Show Actor Geoffrey Owens Says Bill Cosby Case Was a Contributing Factor for Him Working at Trader Joes.

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Since photos have surfaced of former Cosby Show actor Geoffery Owens working at Trader Joes; he has came out and defended his situation.  He explained that as result networks pilling Cosby Show episodes from airing, he has “lost a lot of money.”  “I don’t feel sorry for myself about that. But the fact is that was another contributing factor, along with everything else everyone has to deal with — medical bills, car issues, kids in college, you name it.” je said

In the aftermath of the photos, Owens has got a lot of support. He has even been offered a acting gig by Tyler Perry. Tyler reached out via Twitter to Owens. “#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shooting OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist,” he said. Owens hasn’t publically committed to the offer but did express his gratitude. “I mean, that kind of sounded like he was saying, ‘Come work with me.’ I’m so, like, skeptical. Like, really? Are you actually saying come work with me? Because we’ve never worked together before. So, that’s a very, very generous thing for him to say. And we’ll see what happens with that. But, that’s encouraging.” he said.

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Deland McCullough Makes Shocking Discovery About Long-Lost Father

The biological father he never knew turns out to be a mentor and father-figure he’d known for 28 years.

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