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Lance Gross On Fatherhood



Just several days after welcoming a healthy baby girl to the world, Lance Gross is experiencing what all moms and dads do … tiredness. The actor took to Instagram on Tuesday evening to share that he is:

“Tired … But good.”

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Gross and his fiancée Rebecca Jefferson welcomed their first child together last week and based on social media, the two are expectantly on cloud nine and very happy.

“With you I was born again but I have no problem dying for you. You’re Daddy’s Little Girl. #BerkeleyBrynnGross,” Lance wrote over the weekend, including this new snapshot of his daughter Berkeley.

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Rebecca also posted a snapshot over the weekend with the caption:

“in. LOVE…the end.”

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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