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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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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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