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Exclusive! Nicole Murphy Speaks Out: “Michael And I Are Good”

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Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan are on good terms, according to the Hollywood Exes star.

“Me and Michael are good, we’re cool. That’s all that matters,” Murphy told HipHollywood while at the 14th annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala on Friday night.

Last week, Nicole announced that she had called off her engagement to the former NFL star and Good Morning America co-host. There have been a slew of reports suggesting that the split was over Strahan’s infidelity, but the model seems to be unfazed by any salacious rumors surrounding the breakup. “You know what? I’m cool, I ain’t got nothin’ to say about that.”

During the all star event, actors, singers and legendary athletes came together to raise funds for the treatment and cure for cancer. The night’s honorees included Sugar Ray Leonard, Jim Brown and sports announcer, Vin Scully.

“It’s special, it’s a special time,” Sugar Ray told HH. “Especially as my career was way back in the day and to be acknowledged in a prestigious like manner all these years later, that’s a wonderful thing.”

Vin Scully, who recently announced that he will be returning for a 66th season of covering Dodgers baseball, shared with us that being honored is a humbling experience. “I look at such great athletes here in the room … Two fellas that I’ve known Sugar Ray Leonard and Jim Brown .. They deserve the honor. Me, I’m not quite sure why but I’m feeling out the hand anyway.”

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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