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Serena Takes on Racist Remarks & Beyonce Gives Back: Celebrity Wrap Up



by TRN Staff Writer,

GAME…SET…MATCH-Serena Backhands Racist Pregnancy Comments  On the tennis court, Serena uses a racket and a serious forehand to rally a match.  Off the court, she’s got a pretty mean backhand when you come for her with racist nonsense.  This is the lesson Romania’s Fed Cup captain former U.S.  and French Open singles champion Ilie Nastase had to learn when he stepped out of his lane that he was in for a head on collision.  The 70-year old was reportedly overheard reacting to Serena’s recent news that she and fiancé  Alexis Ohanian are pregnant.  Nastase allegedly said, “Let’s see what color it has.  Chocolate with milk?” His nickname maybe “Nasty” but he learned that at 70 years old, he is no match for 35 year old Williams on or off the court.  Serena’s response…

Why this 70 year old man even cares about another couple’s child or what color they may be is enough to write a book on and the title would be “Race Problems and the People Who Have Them”. Natase may indeed be ‘Nasty’, but Serena’s got game!

Fall in Line Ladies-Beyoncé ‘s Formation”Scholarships Program  While she’s awaiting the arrival of her twins birth, Beyoncé is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her empowering visual album “Lemonade” by  empowering some young women who are college bound.  On Monday, Beyoncé announced her new program Formation Scholars  named after her hit single “Formation.”  The scholars program awards young ladies “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident” for the 2017-2018 school year. If you attend Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design or   historically black college or universities Howard University and Spelman College ― you have a one in four shot at being selected. Formation Scholars will give four scholarships to an incoming, current or graduate student studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies. Click on the  following link to learn more about the Formation Scholars and how to sign up.


Fifty is Ready to take “The Oath”   Rapper turned actor/producer 50 Cent is gearing up to launch a new TV show called “The Oath”.  Fifty recently announced his new project and promises viewers an experience “unlike anything” they’ve ever watched on the small screen.  That’s a lot of hype, but Fifty’s current show “Power” on STARZ is proof he can deliver.  Fifty’s new 10-episode drama will take viewers inside the “subculture of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend,”  Fifty is partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle for the venture which he is very excited about saying, “To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before.” Halpin is a former L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy who created and wrote the new series. No word on a premiere date for “The Oath”, but “Power” fans can get ready for Season 4 to kick off on STARZ this July.

For this week’s look at celebrity life, that’s a Wrap!


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