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Actress Viola Davis says she expects to be treated like she was born with less melanin than her Hollywood counterparts.

Davis, 55, says her dark skin has resulted in a "lack of access to opportunities" in Hollywood. She demands to sit at the same table with her white counterparts.

In an interview with InStyle magazine, the Oscar winner compares the disparity to eating the finest steak instead of leftovers.

"I want and I expect to get the same filet mignon that white actresses get!"

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She added: "Cooked at the exact temperature. You cannot throw me a bone with a really nice little piece of meat still on it and expect that's good enough for me. I love my collard greens and all of that, and I know we were given the leftovers. I know how to cook that, but I want a filet mignon."

The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star goes on to say she "fully expects changes" to occur in Hollywood. But the slow changes are driving her to drink.

"I'm trying to lift my hopes up. Even if it takes a little bit of vodka. If we don't move forward together, then we don’t move forward."

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Actress Nia Long turns 50 today (Oct. 30). The gorgeous actress rose to fame in the 1991 iconic film Boyz n the Hood. She is considered one of the most beautiful Black women in Hollywood.

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Nia's movie roles include Friday, Love Jones, Soul Food, The Best Man, Big Momma's House and Are We There Yet?.

The Brooklyn native was 2 years old when her parents divorced. She moved with her mother, Talita, to Iowa City, Iowa, to study fine arts. They moved to South Los Angeles when Nia was 7.

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Nia's earliest role was in the Disney television movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol. Later she starred in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Third Watch and Empire.

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Nia shares a son, Kez Sunday Udoka, with her longtime fiancé Ime Udoka. Her firstborn son, Massai Dorsey, 20, played her screen son in Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014).

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Nia is pictured with her sons in 2012 and below in 2019. Take a trip down memory lane with Nia Long in the gallery!

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LisaRaye is the latest celebrity to join OnlyFans to pay her bills amid the weakening pandemic that threw many entertainers out of work.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, LisaRaye made the announcement on her Instagram account. Her basic subscription price is $20 a month.

Other celebs, including Blac Chyna and Cardi B, have earned millions on the British content subscription service where p0rn stars earn enough cash to make ends meet.

In a video posted on her IG page, LisaRaye is seen fixing her lacefront wig while speaking to a friend who encourages her to join OnlyFans.

"I actually could get with that," she responds. She added that scrolling through all the negative opinions from haters on IG "makes me exhausted."

She promised to post "special stuff and all this behind-the-scenes stuff."

It isn't clear if LisaRaye will bare it all for the real cash. Some socialites earn $200 per view.

At 53, LisaRaye's body is still bringing the boys to the yard. Cougars like LisaRaye can do very well on OnlyFans if she takes it all off.
 

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Two and a Half Men Star Conchata Ferrell has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 77-year-old actress passed away on Monday, OCt. 12, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California, her rep confirms.

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Ferrell graduated from Marshall University with a degree in history education. She later taught acting for television at UCLA.

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Ferrell portrayed feisty but lovable housekeeper Berta for 12 years on Two and a Half Men, earning two Emmy nominations. She also appeared on L.A. Law, Good Times, E/R, Grace and Frankie, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Her shocked Two and a Half Men co-stars were quick paid tributes to the actress they called Chatty.

In a tweet, Charlie Sheen called Ferrell "an absolute sweetheart" and "a consummate pro", calling her death "a shocking and painful loss".

"Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your 'people' keeping was perfect," he added.

Jon Cryer added: "She was a beautiful human. Berta's gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty's warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I'm crying for the woman I'll miss, and the joy she brought so many."

Ferrell enjoyed huge successes onstage too, appearing in The Sea Horse in 1974, for which she earned Drama Desk, Theater World and Obie awards for Best Actress, Hot L Baltimore, Battle of Angels, and Picnic.

Her film credits include Network, Mystic Pizza, True Romance, Erin Brockovich, and Edward Scissorhands.

Ferrell was admitted to a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack over the summer. She battled a variety of health issues ever since she was hospitalized with a kidney infection in West Virginia in December.

She spent much of January recuperating at her home in Charleston, where she also underwent physical therapy, but she was hospitalized again in May as she struggled to overcome an illness linked to her prior infection.

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Conchata Ferrell, the actress who played Charlie Sheen's quick-witted housekeeper on "Two and a Half Men" -- is in a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack.

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Conchata's husband, Arnie, tells TMZ, the actress -- best known for her role as Berta -- was recently transferred to a long-term care facility following more than 4 weeks in ICU.

The 77-year-old actress was admitted into the ICU in May after falling ill with an infection in December/January.

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The actress, who once tipped the scales at 300 pounds, was not diagnosed with coronavirus.

Conchata suffered a cardiac arrest and renal failure while in ICU, according to her husband. She was transferred to a treatment center Arnie describes as a respiratory unit where she is on a respirator and dialysis.

Her condition is stable and she is "somewhat aware of her surroundings, but can't talk or communicate," according to Arnie.

Arnie tells TMZ he speaks with Conchata's nurse daily but he can't visit her due to COVID-19.

"It's going to be a while before there's any recovery," Arnie said. "It's all neurological. There's nothing we can do to speed up the process. We are hoping for the best."

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"Black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis appeared on MSNBC's "The Beat" to discuss President Donald Trump's "madness" and "blatant cruelty."

Lewis said: "I speak to the Millennials, those kids grew up with me as the aunt on Fresh Prince, the mother in a lot of African-American movies and I have a special relationship with them, and I'm here to say to the protesters continue peacefully protesting. Get what you need in this great challenge before us. Don’t stop all the diversity, the millions upon millions, it's a sea of humanity that is out in the streets right now saying that's enough of the oppression on killing our children in the streets. They know it's wrong. There has to be reform. And it can’t be a modest bill, Mr. Trump. We have to get to the root of the racism, the deep hate. I have never seen so much hate. It’s so disturbing. We have to come together. we cannot be divided."

The 63-year-old comedienne and character actress plays the mother of lead actress Tracey Ellis Ross on Black-ish.

When asked who she plans to vote for in November, Lewis said, "Well, that choice should be Mr. Biden. We have had enough of this madness, the blatant cruelty, the lies upon lies. We could have been warned back in January. Look how many people have died. This is wrong. We need leadership. My friend, today, do you wear a mask? You don't wear a mask? Well, he doesn't wear a mask. Pence didn't wear a mask, and then you see him in a mask. Leadership, this is the greatest country in the world. Well, you know what? No. The world is great. And that's what has to be new."

Lewis, who was diagnosed with sex addiction and bipolar disorder in 1990, told PEOPLE in 2017, "I have peace of mind now; I'm in my skin. It took years to get to that place, but I did it -- and I have a smile on my face."

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This back in the day one shot actress who made her fame off that role as a singer, skyrocketed to fame. She enjoyed that for about a year or two and then was told the things she would need to do to stay at the top. She decided she wanted no part of it and walked away from it to do her own thing. Since then, the government has been constantly on her and they have done so because the people that wanted to control her career keep requesting investigations in hopes she will come back to the fold. She doesn’t. Now, do I wish she would show up on time and not cancel shows? Yes. But, more power to her for not being a sheep.

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Most celebrities hire personal stylists to make them camera ready before they face their adoring fans or the paparazzi.

But some celebrities look drastically different when their makeup is removed.

Stars have taken to social media to stay relevant amid the coronavirus lockdown in their cities. Reality TV personalities such as Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes spend their days sharing makeup-free images to humor their followers.

One actress's makeup-free photo has gone viral online because she is nearly unrecognizable without makeup on.

Can you guess who this actress is? Hint: the actress and pop singer Rihanna have something in common.
 

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Avengers actress Evangeline Lilly refuses to self-quarantine at home, saying she values her "freedom" over preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The 40-year-old mother-of-two sparked outrage on Instagram.com when she dismissed the coronavirus as a "respiratory flu."

She even added fuel to the conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was orchestrated by the government to destroy the economy ahead of President Trump's reelection.

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In a post earlier this week, Lilly shared an image of her "morning tea," which she captioned:

"Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual."

The actress is mom to 8-year-old Kahekili Kali, with her partner Norman Kali, as well as one other child.

"Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices," she wrote.

Her fans were quick to respond by pleading with the star to stay at home with her family.

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Actress Ja'Net Dubois, star of the 1970s sitcom Good Times, died in her sleep on Tuesday. She was 74.

Dubois, born Jeanette Dubois, is best known for her playing neighborhood gossip Willona Woods on Good Times, the TV sitcom that was notable for being the first prime-time TV series with a Black, 2-parent household.

Dubois wrote and sang the theme song titled "Movin' On Up" for The Jeffersons TV sitcom, starring Isabel Sanford and Sherman Helmsley.

Television producer Norman Lear discovered Dubois in a play at the Mark Taper Forum, which led to an audition for his innovative TV series Good Times, which ran from 1974-1979.

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Dubois played adoptive mom to Janet Jackson's character, Penny, and she later appeared in Jackson's "Control" music video as her mother in 1987.

Dubois' film roles included I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). She also appeared in the television series Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, The Wayans Brothers and Everybody Loves Raymond (as a school bus driver).

In the 1980s, Dubois founded the Ja'Net DuBois Academy of Theater Arts and Sciences for teenagers in Long Island, NY. She and Actor Danny Glover co-founded the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles.

DuBois had two children: Rani Dubois and Raj Kristo Gupta, who died of cancer in 1987 at age 36.