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We now know who will be playing Afeni Shakur in an upcoming Tupac biopic. Deadline reports that The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira will star as the political activist responsible for mothering one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Danai, who plays Michonne on the popular AMC zombie show, will begin filming her scenes in Atlanta in the coming weeks. All Eyez on Me, already in production, also stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr., Keyshia Cole and Hill Harper. Afeni Shakur is one of the film’s executive producers and Benny Boom is directing.

In an additional casting tidbit, HipHollywood has also learned that Jamal Woolard will reprise his role as Christopher Wallace, a role he previously played in the 2009 film, Notorious.

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Gabby Douglas Reveals She, Too Was Sexually Assault By Team USA Doctor That Just Pleaded Guilty

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It all started with an ill-worded tweet … and ended with an apology and a shocking revelation!

After gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Final Five teammate Aly Raisman posted a message about supporting sexual assault victims, Douglas responded with a message of her own.

Almost immediately, Douglas felt the swift blow-back her insensitive tweet brought about. Even Simon Biles, another Final Five member, had to check Gabby.

Facing harsh criticism and heated social media comments, Douglas apologized. But, in her apology the Olympian revealed that she, too had been a victim of Dr. Larry Nassar, the Team USA doctor that was accused of sexually assaulting Raisman, McKayla Maroney and others. Gabby’s public plea was posted on Instagram with the caption, “please hear my heart.”

The jury’s still out on whether the masses will forgive Gabby, but at least Nassar will get his due punishment. He pleaded guilty to several counts of sexually assault today and faces 25 to 40 years in prison.

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