*Kerry Washington being pregnant has been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood for months now.
That was before Sunday ’cause now it’s official. Kerry, who’s married to former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, showed up with her beautiful belly bump on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and confirmed it.
*It wasn’t until recently “Saturday Night Live” started to take notice and hired a woman of color, Sasheer Zamata, but Kevin Hart feels she wasn’t hired simply because she’s black.
However, much controversy has been surrounding the variety sketch show and the comedy’s elite for including little to no diversity in its lineup.
Civil Rights group ColorofChange.org called out creator Lorne Michaels in a letter for NOT including any black women since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007.
*The addition of 27-year-old Sasheer Zamata to “Saturday Night Live,” the show’s first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph left in 2007, has been met with praise following the announcement Monday evening.
Former writer and cast member Tina Fey told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think Kerry Washington did such a great job on the [Nov. 2] show [in a sketch that addressed the controversy]. And you saw how great it was for Jay Pharoah to have someone playing Michelle Obama opposite [his President Obama]. So I feel like they registered that really quickly and they’ve acted on it really quickly.”
*Gabrielle Union may have lost out to Kerry Washington for the chance to play “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope, but the recently engaged actress has found a character just as engaging via her new show “Being Mary Jane.”
The hour-long series, BET’s first drama, centers on Mary Jane Paul (Union), a CNN-type anchor who juggles professional and family issues while searching for Mr. Right. Since the network attracted more than six million people when it aired a 90-minute film version of “Being Mary Jane” in July, anticipation for the show has built to a healthy frenzy.
Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
*Just in time for the birth of their first child, Kerry Washington‘s husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, has quit his job.
OK, more accurately, Asomugha announced his retirement from professional football on Friday, Dec. 27. His last team was the San Francisco 49ers