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John Legend might not have picked up an Oscar this year for his role in La La Land, but he is rebounding quite well with his triumphant return to Underground.

John, who executive produces the show, celebrated the premiere of the WGN drama on Tuesday night with the show’s stars; but not before addressing Sunday night’s Best Picture mix-up.

“It was well deserved,” the actor told HipHollywood about Moonlight taking home the night’s biggest award. “As a fan I really loved it. Happy for the whole crew. They did beautiful work and it was recognized by the Academy and I’m happy for them.”

Underground star, Aldis Hodge, was also present when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally announced La La Land on Sunday night instead of Moonlight. Hodge told us exclusively that the horrifying moment was as if “you’re at a wedding and they’re like say ‘I do’ but somebody says ‘I don’t.'” He added, “the tension was palpable.”

One thing also palpable was the praise Legend received during the Underground premiere for producing not only an amazing season, but magical and undeniably modern music for Season 2.

HipHollywood can confirm that the premiere episode of the thriller will feature Legend’s original song, “In America,” along with Beyonce’s Grammy-nominated smash single “Freedom.”

Underground Season 2 premieres March 8 on WGN.


Clapback Queen … Yvette Nicole Brown Got Time Today!



Yes, you can now call Yvette Nicole Brown the “clapback queen”.

Brown has proven she has a way with words and is lethal with her language when it comes to social media shade. And while she tries not to dish it out too often, she found plenty of time to set folks straight about the cancellation of her comedy The Mayor.

The show starring Brown and Brandon Michael Hall never quite got its footing on ABC, which Yvette understood, but it was folks thinking that Lea Michele was the real star of the show that got her fingers tapping away on Twitter.

When HH talked to Yvette she explained why she felt it was important to set the record straight. Plus she revealed the only reason she would ever delete a tweet … actually it’s two reasons.

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