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Thandie Newton Tackles Gritty Role In ‘Rogue’

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Thandie Newton is no stranger to playing complex, multi-layered roles, but her latest may be her most challenging. The accomplished actress told HipHollywood why she wanted to play Grace in the new dramatic series, Rogue. “She’s an extraordinary person, but she’s also just a regular person…” Newton explained.

In Rogue, Grace is an undercover detective who, after the murder of her son, goes on a renegade mission to find his killer. As a mother of two and a huge advocate for human rights, Thandie told HH that she felt like she “wanted to bring a voice to that grief in an authentic way.”

Check out our interview with Thandie and the rest of the Rogue cast at the Hollywood premiere below.

Rogue debuts on DirecTV Wednesday, April 3rd.

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Don’t Worry, Stacey Dash Still Hates Us Black Folks!

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Pigs are not flying and hell has not frozen over…

When Damon Dash announced that he was doing a movie called “Honor Up” with Cam’ron and his cousin, conservative Trump-lover extraordinaire Stacey Dash, the internet exploded. The poster alone, with Dash sporting braids and hoop earrings, was enough to torch Stacey’s mentions reminding the actress of her BET-hating, Obama-shading ways.

Captioned, “This is really happening #HonorUp in theaters February #staytuned,” folks really believed Damon. Even ESPN’s Jemele Hill pulled Stacey’s card…

But it seems as though Damon may be out here spreading #FakeNews. Stacey has put her cousin on blast for using their family ties to promote the film.

However, it’s worth noting that Dash didn’t say she wasn’t in the film … just that she doesn’t have a written contract with Damon or Kanye West production company to use her name or image in advertising. Things that make you go, hmmmm.

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