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It’s art imitating life and unfortunately, it’s an emotional roller coaster that’s hard to ride. Shots Fired, the FOX show that takes an all too realistic look at social injustice and racial bias, is a timely piece of work that left actor Mack Wilds unable to perform.

HH spoke to Wilds while at the recent Shots Fired screening and panel discussion, where he opened up about how the controversial and untimely deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling left him in tears and unable to do his job. “I remember just walking into my trailer and seeing my cop uniform and bursting into tears,” Mack, who plays Deputy Joshua Beck, revealed. “I couldn’t even contain myself … but after about two hours of boo-hooing [executive producers] Gina and Reggie came and just let me know we’re doing this for a reason.”

Take a look at our interview below, where Mack’s co-star DeWanda Wise also recounts a difficult time shooting a scene reminiscent of the riots in Ferguson following the death of Mike Brown.

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Clapback Queen … Yvette Nicole Brown Got Time Today!

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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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