According to MSN, Cuba Gooding Jr. showed up to a Manhattan court in New York City on June 26 where his legal team tried to get charges against the Oscar winning actor dismissed after a woman claimed he groped her at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Manhattan. The judge decided not to rule on Gooding’s motion to dismiss the charges and will not do so until a hearing
Netflix is heading into production on a screen adaptation of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” says the Hollywood Reporter. Viola Davis, who earned a Tony and later an Oscar for her performances in Wilson’s “Fences,” will star in the feature, along with Chadwick Bozeman. Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts round out the cast.
Congratulations to Mike Epps and his beautiful bride, OWN TV producer Kyra Robinson. The two got married recently in Newport Beach, Calif., in front of a group of celebrity friends who reportedly included Doug E. Fresh, Snoop Dogg and T.I. and Tiny. News of the comedian/actor and Robison’s relationship surfaced two years ago shortly after his divorce to Michelle Epps was final. The new Mrs. Epps produces “Iyanla Fix My Life” on OWN.