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Jenny Slate trended on social media this week after she announced she would no longer voice the character of Missy Foreman-Greenwald, a mixed-race girl on Netflix's animated comedy "Big Mouth."

Slate, 38, voiced Missy since the show first aired on Netflix in 2017. But the current state of racial tension in America caused Slate to rethink her role.

She announced she was quitting the show in an open letter on Instagram post on Wednesday:

"At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play 'Missy' because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But 'Missy' is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people."

In the open letter, Slate, who is Caucasian, said after some self-reflecting she realized her decision to accept the role of a mixed-race girl was "flawed" and "an example of white privilege."

She said continuing to voice the character was "engaging in an act of erasure of Black people."

Slate acknowledged that, while she "can't change the past," it was her duty to engage in "meaningful anti-racist action."

Slate concluded her open letter by vowing to be more "thoughtful about the messages in my work" and apologized to those she had hurt. am so very sorry. Black voices must be heard. Black Lives Matter," she added.

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Joe Exotic's life partner says the "Tiger King" star is in a prison isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is best known for running an illegal zoo. He is the subject of a Netflix series about his life as an exotic animal trainer.

In an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM radio, Dillan Passage said Joe, who was sentenced to 22 years for murder, was transferred to another prison and placed in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Passage said he spoke to Joe about three times a day on the phone before he was transferred to another prison.

"We speak like three to five times every day," Dillan told Andy, "but since he's been moved to this new facility they are putting him on like, COVID-19 isolation because of the previous jail he was at, there were cases."

When asked if he was "still in love" with Joe, Passage said: "I do love Joe, you know, he's been there for me during my darkest times. I'm not just gonna dip out and abandon him when he needs me most."

According to The Blast, Passage revealed he met Joe on the ghey male hookup app Grindr and that he was addicted to prescription medications at the time but he is now sober.

Passage confirmed Joe made all of his 'husbands' pierce their nipples.

He said he never witnessed any animal abuse at the zoo.
 

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It seems RuPaul is having no luck beyond his popular RuPaul's Drag Race show. Netflix just canceled RuPaul's 'AJ and the Queen' series, which was aimed at introducing children to the drag culture.

RuPaul announced the cancelation on Twitter.com on Friday. "End of the road for 'AJ and The Queen' @Netflix has decided to not extend our road trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We're so very proud of the work," he tweeted alongside a promotional image from the show.

AJ and the Queen starred RuPaul as drag queen Ruby Red who travels around the country in an RV with 11-year-old tomboy orphan AJ (played by actress Izzy Gaspersz).

RuPaul, real name RuPaul Andre Charles, created the show along with writer Michael Patrick King. Sadly, it didn’t click with audiences who are wary about the LGB and T communities targeting children.

The ten-episode series premiere in January to little fanfare and raised eyebrows.

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Love Is Blind cast member Carlton Morton threatened suicide after social media users refused to support him when he came out as bisexual.

Love is Blind is produced by power couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The show followed 20 couples who meet for the first time on a blind date. The couples speak to each other through walls before meeting face to face.

If they click, their engagement is fast tracked and they proceed to get married or abandon their partner at the alter.

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Contestants Carlton and Diamond Jack did not make it to the alter after he confessed that he was bisexual.

Diamond was upset that Carlton kept his secret lifestyle from her. According to theJasmineBrand.com, Carlton and Diamond forgave each other on the reunion special.

Carlton's confession didn’t bring him the attention and press coverage that he had hoped for. Oprah and Ellen Degeneres didn't call him to book interviews.

He went off the deep end when the Black LGBT and T media accused him of using the bisexual lifestyle for attention.

The overly emotional Carlton took to social media to complain that his "celebrity friends” abandoned him after he came out.

Feeling alone and depressed, he wrote a series of suicidal notes to manipulate his social media followers into expressing false sympathy for him.

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In a goodbye message on his Instagram story, Morton wrote:

"Today is one of those days where I don't want to be here. I feel extremely alone and unsupported. I've cried for help since Feb. 13. No one cares."

In another post, he wrote: "Goodbye everyone."

As a result of his Diva antics, the hashtag #BisexualMenExist trended on Twitter.com.
 

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Netflix has assembled an all-star legal team to fight Mo'Nique's discrimination lawsuit, insisting their low ball offer to the Oscar-winning star for her comedy special was "fair" market compensation for her talent level.

In legal papers obtained by TMZ, the Precious star accused Netflix bosses of offering white comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while offering Mo'Nique, who is Black, only $500,000 for a similar stand up comedy special.

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The 51-year-old comedienne and mother of three turned down the offer and called on fans to boycott Netflix.

She followed through on her promise to take legal action against the streaming giant by filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Responding to the lawsuit on Friday, a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement:

"We care deeply about inclusion, [equality], and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously. We believe our opening offer to Mo'Nique was fair - which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit."

The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."

Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.

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Comedienne Mo'Nique has followed through on her promise to sue Netflix bosses, accusing them of discrimination and violating her rights to equal pay for equal services.

The Oscar-winning actress filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 14. In court papers obtained by TMZ, Mo'Nique, 51, is suing Netflix for reportedly offering comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while only offering Mo'Nique $500,000 for a similar stand-up comedy special.

Mo'Nique declined the lowball offer and called on her social media followers to boycott the online streaming giant.

The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."

Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.

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The successful Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise is getting another remake. Netflix has secured the rights to a fourth Beverly Hills Cop sequel starring Eddie Murphy as wisecracking, street-smart Detroit officer Axel Foley.

Netflix has picked up the rights in a one-time licensing deal with Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first three Beverly Hills Cop films were released in 1984, 1987 and 1994, respectively. The movie franchise shot Murphy to international stardom and cemented his reputation for striking box office gold in the '80s and '90s.

Beverly Hills Cop earned $234 million, making it the highest-grossing film in 1984. The three films grossed $736 million worldwide.

In addition to winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Beverly Hills Cop also picked up an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1985.

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Netflix breathed new life into Murphy's stalled career with the movie Dolemite Is My Name, which garnered strong reviews.

Murphy, 58, has no plans to slow down. Next year he will host Saturday Night Live for the first time in over 3 decades before heading out on the road for a sold out comedy tour.

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Eddie Murphy plans to return to stand up comedy by going out on tour in 2020 after hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years.

Murphy, 58, announced he will return to host Saturday Night Live on December 21, 2019. The long-running sketch comedy TV series helped launch his career in the 1980s.

According to Deadline.com, Murphy is rumored to be in talks with Netflix to film his stand up comedy for a series of standup specials.

Murphy's full length stand-up comedy films, Delirious (1983) and Raw (1987) documented his sold out arena tours in the 1980s.

After releasing Delirious to theaters, Murphy went on to star in hit movies including Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), as well as voicing the donkey in the highly lucrative Shrek animation films.

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In the midst of his huge success as America's highest paid comedian, Murphy paused to father 5 children with his now ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

Murphy was recently in Atlanta working on the Coming To America sequel with Arsenio Hall and SNL vet Leslie Jones.

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Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown is a free woman. She was released from prison today, Aug. 7. after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

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Rapper Killer Mike stars in a new six-episode Netflix original series titled Trigger Warning, that takes on social issues and promotes the growth of Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. In the series, Mike tests the power of the Black dollar by only spending money in the Black community for three days.

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