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Why Sheryl Underwood Turned Down 2001’s ‘Queens Of Comedy’

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Cheryl Underwood is known as one of the entertainment industries top African American comediennes. So why didn’t we see television host on the classic Queens of Comedy movie alongside Sommore, Adele Givens, Hayes, and Mo’Nique? Underwood explained it all on Thursday during The Talk’s secret week.

“There’s a conference call. I dialed in [and] I hear Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes all talking about me,” the 50-year-old said. “I hear discussions about my appearance. I hear discussions about my ability.”

She continued, “I was startled and hurt, but I have to say this, I was so shocked and hurt that I could not un-mute my phone and say, ‘Hey b*tch I hear you! I stayed on all of the call with my phone on mute, and I took take notes. Rarely would we hear someone talking about us and saying what they truly feel about us.”

Underwood said that she was “bruised” but not “broken.”

She added, “To this day, they do not know I was on this call … I know you’re probably thinking, why am I saying this now. Because I’m right where I belong.”

The Queen’s of Comedy was a spin off of the 90’s Kings of Comedy, which starred Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac.

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  1. Infinity

    September 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    This was POWERFUL and beautiful! Her maturity, class, and restraint in handling that situation is a textbook instruction on how to remain focused on your goals and not be distracted by others opinions. GOD had bigger and better plans for Sheryl; who ended up the ultimate success in the end! Much love, respect, and abundant blessings Sheryl xoxo!

  2. tanka

    September 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    never heard of those two women and Sheryl is on TV. Massive Burn!

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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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