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Gabrielle Union is breaking her silence after she was let go as a judge on America's Got Talent for complaining about the "toxic" work environment. The outspoken 47-year-old actress lasted only one season on AGT before network bosses terminated her and fellow judge Julianne Hough, 31.

According to Variety.com, staffers at the NBC talent competition complained over "half a dozen times" about her various ethnic hairstyles.

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Staffers reportedly complained about Union's hair weave products, telling the mother-of-one that her various hairstyles were "too black" for the show's audience.

But a network source denied that Union only received feedback about hair continuity during season 14.

The news was first reported by lovebscott.com that the Bring It On star and fellow judge Julianne Hough were dropped from AGT ahead of season 15. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, who are Caucasian, and host Terry Crews, who is Black, are expected to return next season.

According to Variety.com, numerous incidents left Union uncomfortable - such as when guest judge Jay Leno allegedly made a racially insensitive joke while visiting the show's offices.

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"Leno made a crack about a painting on display in a hallway of the show's Simon Cowell, surrounded by his dogs. Leno joked that the pets looked like something one would find 'on the menu at a Korean restaurant'," according to four people who were present at the time of Leno's wisecrack.

According to Variety, Union asked producers to report the incident to Human Resources but, following a conversation with a NBC executive, the matter was dropped.

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Other incidents Union complained about included one involving a white male contestant, who wowed the audience with his quick changes between costumes. At one point, he donned dark make-up to look like the American singer Beyonce - which angered Union and caused her to object to the contestant being in the show.

The contestant was apparently still allowed to audition, but the audition was cut before the show aired.

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The Variety report also claims that both Union and Hough (pictured) were consistently given "excessive notes on their physical experience," which had a big impact on their morale - particularly for Hough.

However, Hough, who wants to keep working in Hollywood, denied the claims in a statement to E! News, telling the outlet: "I had a wonderful time on America's Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC."

Meanwhile, NBC hit back at the report in their own statement, which read: "America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show.

"The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."

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LeBron James and his family were forced to evacuate their California home and drive around all night looking for shelter due to wildfires, according to his rep. LeBron finally found shelter for his family in a hotel after hours of driving. If that sounds a little far fetched to you, it probably is.

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There was an even bigger crisis for LeBron over the weekend when many headlines and social media posts focused on his hair "falling out" during the Lakers win over the Utah Jazz.

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Everyone who follows the NBA knows how sensitive and vain the 34-year-old Capricorn is about his hairline. It wouldn't be such a big issue for his fans if he didn't bring such attention to his thinning hair every season.

Every year LeBron returns to the NBA with a new hairline that is thicker and fuller than it was the previous season. And every year his fans and trolls notice it and mock him for it.

 

LeBron is so vain about his hairline that he uploads cell phone videos showing his barber and stylists carefully grooming and primping what appears to be a male hair unit. That hair unit rolled up during the Utah game, and his teammate, Anthony Davis, pointed it out on national television.

LeBron's hairline began receding prematurely while he was still a teenager. He had many hair plugs that apparently failed over the years. LeBron tried concoctions of hair dyes and spray on fibers - none of which seems to work for him.

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LeBron is a three-time NBA Finals MVP and a 4-time NBA MVP. He won NBA Championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

He has a loving wife, Savannah James, and three beautiful children, LeBron James Jr., 15, Bryce Maximus James, 12, and daughter Zhuri James, 5.

With so much to be thankful for, why does LeBron let his receding hairline be the bane of his existence?

Many of LeBron's colleagues and associates have encouraged him to "come home" and join the elite NBA bald head gang, which includes NBA greats Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal. Will 2020 be the year when LeBron finally goes home to join his contemporaries by shaving his head?

Click the gallery below to see the evolution of LeBron's hairline during his meteoric NBA career from 2003 through 2019.

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LeBron James suffered an embarrassing hairline mishap during Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz. The 34-year-old Akron native typically wears a headband during games, but his headband slipped to reveal his Bigen hairline.

FYI for you women, Bigen, pronounced like "Beijing", is a magical concoction of chemicals that, when applied the correct way, makes hairlines and beards look fuller, thicker and blacker.

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Unfortunately for LeBron, his application of Bigen became diluted by his sweat, and when exposed by his errant headband, it became obvious to everyone sitting courtside that he was wearing a lacefront wig - not hair plug implants.

LeBron's teammate, Anthony Davis, alerted him that his headband was pushed back to reveal his Bigen hairline. Video shows Davis pointing to LeBron's head and shouting, "I'm talking about your hairline."

Watch the embarrassing video below, courtesy of Vladtv.com.
 

 

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Tracee Ellis Ross is launching a new haircare line for biracial and mixed race women who struggle to manage their loose curly hair.

Although mixed race women are envied for their so-called "good hair", most mixed race women say they struggle to maintain their frizzy curls that tangles easily.

Ross has the answer to their problem. The 'Black-ish' star said her new haircare line Pattern Beauty will "fulfill the unmet needs of our community".

Although the line is targeted toward the mixed race community, Black women with a tighter curl pattern than their mixed race sisters can also use Ross' products.

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The 46-year-old Scorpio announced her new line on Instagram.com on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

"@patternbeauty is here to empower," Ross wrote.

"@patternbeauty is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of product. large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are."

Pattern Beauty products will include a shampoo, three targeted conditioners, a leave-in conditioner, two hair serums, a shower brush, a hair clip and a microfiber towel to enhance and nourish curls.

Ross said she spent two years working with chemists in order to select the seven initial formulas with safe ingredients.

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"I'm excited for PATTERN to join the natural hair movement, and to celebrate our hair for what it is: beautiful!" she said.

The products will go on sale Monday at patternbeauty.com and on Sept. 22 at Ulta stores. Prie range from $9 to $42.
 

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Thrilled to introduce PATTERN // my new hair care brand specifically for curly, coily, and tight textured hair.?? ?? @patternbeauty is the result of 20 years of dreaming, 10 years in the making (I wrote my first brand pitch in 2008, right when girlfriends finished ) and 2 years of working with chemists. I’m so excited to share this with y’all. ?? ?? @patternbeauty is here to empower and nourish curly, coily and tight-textured hair. 3b to 4c. The formulas are unique and packed with luscious & safe ingredients-trust me I know, because my panel and I tried 74 different samples to get these 7 formulas for phase one.?? ?? @patternbeauty is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of product. large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are. ?? ?? I’m excited for PATTERN to join the natural hair movement, and to celebrate our hair for what it is: beautiful! The line will be available on patternbeauty.com this Monday, September 9 at 9am ET!!!! #RockYourPattern

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Toni Braxton surprised her fans by debuting her new short hairdo in a video posted on her Instagram account.

The songstress debuted her new haircut on Sunday. She captioned the image: "Fresh new cut.. HAPPY SUNday."

Some of Toni's fans assumed she'd removed her hair weave. But Toni said her hair was cut.

Toni, who turns 52 next month, favors wearing long hair weave or extensions when she's on the road performing. The "Un-Break My Heart" singer is best known for her short haircuts.

Toni's fans were ecstatic. "She looks so beautiful without makeup," one IG user wrote.

One Instagram user questioned whether Toni is bleaching her skin. "Why bleach?" the user asked.

Another IG user wrote "Either thats a ckone [sic] or she kightened her skin [sic]."

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Fresh new cut ????? HAPPY SUNday

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