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Jada Pinkett Smith is Leaving ‘Gotham’: ‘I Had A Good Time’

Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Fox's "Gotham"

Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Fox’s “Gotham”

*“Gotham” won’t have Fish Mooney to run from next season.

Jada Pinkett Smith announced she will end her run on the hit Fox series at the end of the season, reports Extra.

“We’re done, I did my year and I had a good time,” she tells “Extra’s” AJ Calloway, adding. “The show is gonna be an awesome finale.”

The actress says she is grateful for her time on the show, “I’ve always been a comic book fan so it was definitely a dream to be able to participate in an origin story of Batman with an original character, who would of thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to do that.”

As for Fish Mooney’s final farewell, Jada would only say, “You never know what Fish might have up her sleeve.”

Up next for Pinkett: “Magic Mike XXL,” playing a club owner with Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello reprising their roles as strippers. “I call Channing white chocolate, that’s my nickname for Channing,” she says.

“It’s just treats everywhere,” she said of the entire cast. “When I say yum yums – everywhere…the ladies are gonna be very happy this summer.

“There was a couple times on set that if I see anything brown with muscles I need 50 feet, cause you know my club, it’s all just fine black men, and there was one day on the set where they were all getting greased up at once it seemed like, by the make-up department, and my knee buckled.”

As for her own bod, the 43-year-old told AJ she recently put on some weight: “I gained a little weight, like twelve pounds, I look normal know. It’s good for me.”

Watch her “Extra” interview here.

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‘Scandal’ Takes Left Turn Into Ferguson; Olivia’s Black Card Challenged (Watch)

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*Very rarely does “Scandal” deal with race as it did in last night’s episode – not since Papa Pope yelled at his daughter Olivia, “You have to be twice as good as them to get half of what they have!”

In a departure for the show, and on the heels of this week’s DOJ report outlining the racism in Ferguson’s police department, municipal court and jail, Shonda Rhimes and her team of scribes dove into the politics of Ferguson through the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop. The officer claimed he pulled a knife, but it turned out to be a receipt for the new cell phone box he was carrying.

The episode had Courtney B. Vance as the boy’s angry, shotgun-wielding father, refusing to leave his son’s dead body until the police came clean. Protesters were gathering with signs, a local activist was taking charge and Vance sat in a lawn chair over his dead son in the middle of the street, awaiting his full explanation from the cops.

Olivia Pope was hired to diffuse the situation for the DCPD, which led the local activist to challenge her “black card” as well as her support of the community while working for a white Republican president. Watch this scene below:

As the hour progressed, Liv was slowly swayed toward the side of the protestors, literally crossing the barricade at one point to stand and shout with them.

“The fact that they stand in groups and say things you do not like does not make them a mob,” Olivia told the police chief. “It makes them Americans.”

We find out the cop had already arrested his suspect – a white man – who was carrying the knife that the officer planted on the black teen to justify the fatal shooting. …And the episode didn’t end without that white cop delivering a show-halting speech about the difficulties and frustration of policing “these people.”

According to E! Rhimes herself admitted that she and her writing team struggled with how to end the story. Do you mirror reality, and let the cop walk, or show for once that justice can be served?

“We had a great deal of debate about this ending,” Shonda tweeted. “Whether to be hopeful or not. It was really hard…In the end we went with showing what fulfilling the dream SHOULD mean. The idea of possibility and the despair we feel now.”

As the episode closed, the teen’s father was escorted by Olivia to President Fitzgerald’s Oval Office, where Fitz (who also has lost a son) tells the grieving father “I’m sorry for your loss.”

The episode’s final image is of the slain boy, Brandon – his face being seen for the first time as he is zipped into a body bag.


Snoop, Shaq, Ludacris Join Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber

Jeff Ross (L) spoofs Justin Bieber's (R) Calvin Klein commercial in "Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber"

Jeff Ross (L) spoofs Justin Bieber’s (R) Calvin Klein commercial in “Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber”

*The list of entertainers lining up to roast Justin Bieber has been revealed.

Snoop Dogg and Ludacris join the lineup of musicians that will ether the young singer, along with retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, Martha Stewart, and comedians Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross.

Kevin Hart has already been announced as the roast master.

Bieber took to Twitter on Thursday to call out a name he hoped would be on the list — a name that previously called him “a piece of sh*t” in a tweet. “@ComedyCentral @KevinHart4real that’s cool. But someone is missing. Don’t fail me now @Sethrogen!!! #whereisseth”

Remember this from January…

The roast is going down on March 30 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.


Nick Gordon Goes From ‘Dr. Phil’ Straight to Rehab Facility


NIck Gordon (L) and his mom Michelle in an intervention with Dr. Phil (R)

*Nick Gordon checked into rehab for drug treatment following a taped appearance on “Dr. Phil,” during which he ranted about wanting to commit suicide, reports TMZ.

Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend sat down with Dr. Phil in Atlanta earlier this week for what he thought would be an interview, but it was actually an intervention organized by Phil and Gordon’s mother, Michelle, according to Us Weekly.

During the taping, Gordon talked about committing suicide if Bobbi Kristina didn’t pull out of the coma, TMZ reports. As previously reported, both Gordon and his mother revealed that he has been struggling with immense guilt after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31.

“As we sit here right now, my son’s life hangs in the balance,” his mother tells Dr. Phil on the show. “When Whitney was found, he administered CPR to her and called me as he was standing in front of her saying, ‘Mom, why couldn’t I do it? I couldn’t get air into her lungs,'” the mother shared. “He won’t let go of the guilt.”

It’s unclear where Gordon is getting treatment and for how long.

This episode is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Mar. 11.

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THE (03-06-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

Actor D.L. Hughley ("The Hughleys") is 51 today

Actor D.L. Hughley (“The Hughleys”) is 51 today

*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine


March 6: Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 71. Actress Anna Maria Horsford (“The Shield,” ”Amen”) is 68. Actor D.L. Hughley (“The Hughleys”) is 51. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 41. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 38. Rapper/producer Tyler, the Creator is 24.


Mar. 6, 1857: The Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court denied blacks U.S. citizenship and denied the power of Congress to restrict slavery in any federal territory.

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Regina King on Playing a Devout Muslim in ABC’s ‘American Crime’

American Crime - ABC

American Crime – ABC

*Settling into the vacated “How to Get Away With Murder” time slot on Thursdays is ABC’s new drama “American Crime,” an anthology series penned and executive produced by Oscar winning “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley.

The show takes a look at race, class, religion, sex and gender in the American justice system through a murder in Modesto, California. White war veteran Matt Skokie is killed, and his wife, Gwen, is brutally attacked during a home invasion.

Matt’s racist mother (Felicity Huffman) is relentless in her quest to find the killer, and it doesn’t help that the three main suspects are men of color: Tony (Johnny Ortiz), a Hispanic teen rebelling against his father Alonzo (Benito Martinez), Mexican street gangster Hector (Richard Cabral), and Carter (Elvis Nolasco), a black drug addict going nowhere with his white girlfriend Aubry (Caitlin Gerard).

Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed in ABC's "American Crime"

Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed in ABC’s “American Crime”

Regina King recurs as Carter’s sister Aliyah Shadeed, a devout Muslim who sees the treatment of her brother through the lens of her religion – one of many represented on the program. In depicting the different faiths, Ridley said it was “important to be respectful” so that the roles are “characters and not caricatures.”

“One of the things I think that’s very strong about this show is we deal very much with family and faith. And we examine Christianity. We examine Catholicism. We examine the Muslim religion. We’re not trying to be indicative of any one aspect of those faiths, but how those faiths drive and strengthen people,” Ridley told us during the recent TCA Press Tour.

“Sometimes when all else falls away, that’s what remains, is faith, whether it’s religious faith, whether it’s faith in a secular system, or what have you. But having an opportunity over the length of the show to look at faith through many different aspects was very, very important to us.

Below, Regina talks about her preparation to play Aliyah Shadeed in “American Crime.”

“American Crime” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Watch the trailer and a sneak peek below:

Sneak peek: