Marsai Martin Was Once Told There Weren't Opportunities For Her

Marsai Martin Was Once Told There Weren't Opportunities For Her

Marsai Martin is opening up about breaking past naysayers.

In a new interview with Popsugar, the 16-year-old black-ish star shared that her old reps that told her that there were no opportunities for her.

“That was probably the day when I was like, ‘Oh, they’re basically saying since I’m a young Black girl with glasses and an Afro, there’s nothing else for me,’” she said. “If there isn’t anything for me, then there’s nothing for other Black girls who look like me who are trying to make it in this white male-dominated, or even white girl-dominated, industry where that’s the only standard of lead actors or actresses.”

“That was the start of creating my own content, finding myself, and figuring out what I love. I can just go for it and show other girls who look like me that they can do the same thing,” Marsai added.

She sure has proven that there are opportunities, and even there aren’t, she’s making the opportunities through her own production company. Marsai starred in and executive produced the movie Little, which has actually earned her a Guinness World Record!

Marsai has also won multiple BET Awards, NAACP Awards and more – and she’s only 16. We can’t wait to see what she does next!

Demi Lovato To Star In New Comedy Pilot 'Hungry' For NBC!

Demi Lovato To Star In New Comedy Pilot 'Hungry' For NBC!

Demi Lovato is heading back to comedy television!!

It was just revealed that the 28-year-old will star in and executive produce a comedy pilot titled Hungry, slated for NBC.

The new show “follows friends who belong to a food issues group as they help each other look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better,” Variety reports.

Demi‘s manager Scooter Braun and Will & Grace star Sean Hayes are also set to produce.

This would mark Demi‘s full time return to television since her days on Disney Channel’s Sonny With a Chance, if the series gets picked up. She has since most recently appeared as a recurring guest star in the final season of Will & Grace, as well as a recurring arc on Glee.

Hungry is also slated as a put pilot, which means that the network will definitely air it, either as a special or series, and it will likely be picked up to series.

Sabrina Carpenter's 'Skin' Lyrics Match Up to Lines From 'Girl Meets World'

Sabrina Carpenter's 'Skin' Lyrics Match Up to Lines From 'Girl Meets World'

Some of the lyrics in Sabrina Carpenter‘s new song “Skin” are getting major attention!

While many speculate that the song is a direct response to Olivia Rodrigo‘s track “drivers license,” the 21-year-old turned down those rumors in a new Instagram post where she directly mentioned Olivia‘s song.

Now, a viral TikTok video is pointing out that some of the lyrics in both of their songs actually line up almost perfectly with some lines from Sabrina‘s Disney Channel show Girl Meets World.

The episode in the video is from season one, titled, “Girl Meets 1961,” where Cory gives the class a living-history assignment.

In the episode, Riley (Rowan Blanchard) reads from a poem called “The Girl With The Long, Blonde Hair.”

“We could have been friends, maybe in some other life,” she says.

Sabrina starts off her song with the line, “Maybe we could’ve been friends, if I met you in another life,” and in Olivia‘s song, she mentions “And you’re probably with that blonde girl.”

If you are lost on all of the drama surrounding the two stars, or need a refresher, click inside for recap videos from the same TikTok user… More Here »

Billy Crystal aka Mike Wazowski Gives Update On 'Monsters, Inc' Series 'Monsters At Work'

Billy Crystal aka Mike Wazowski Gives Update On 'Monsters, Inc' Series 'Monsters At Work'

We’re finally getting a new update on the upcoming Monsters, Inc. series for Disney+!

Star Billy Crystal, who voices Mike Zazowski, recently opened up about the new show, Monsters At Work, which is a sequel series to the original movie.

“It’s fantastic looking, it’s hilarious, and we’re having a lot of fun doing it,” he told Collider. “We’ve done a bunch [of episodes]. We’ve been on a break because of the pandemic. But some I was able to do at home and some I was able to do in a very deserted studio out in Burbank. To be the only one on the lot was a little weird. But yeah, we’re progressing. I don’t know when they’re gonna start [being released] but I promise you they’re really good.”

Here’s a synopsis: The series picks up six months after the original movie story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams.

Monsters At Work follows Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.

The news was first announced back in 2019, with a 2020 release date, but of course, it’s been pushed back to 2021 like many other new movies and shows.

Monsters, Inc stars will return to voice their characters, including Billy as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley, John Ratzenberger as Yeti and the new character, Bernard, Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae, and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz.

Other new voices and characters include Kelly Marie Tran as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss, Lucas Neff as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber, Alanna Ubach as Cutter, the officious rule follower, Stephen Stanton as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team and Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.

Author Rick Riordan Has New Update On 'Percy Jackson' Series for Disney+

Author Rick Riordan Has New Update On 'Percy Jackson' Series for Disney+

Rick Riordan is sharing some news regarding the upcoming Percy Jackson series heading to Disney+!

The author of the series took to his website to share a little update on the progress of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

“We have a couple of important meetings this coming week with the top brass at the studio for the Percy Jackson TV show, so keep your fingers crossed,” he wrote. “Everyone who has read the pilot script loves it, but there will be a few additional tweaks we need to make before we send it off to its next stop: the top execs at Disney+. That’s normal.”

“In script writing, as in every other kind of writing, you can expect to do many, many drafts! All the input has been super positive and helpful, though,” Rick continued. “Everyone is committed to making this the best show we possibly can. I remain excited and guardedly optimistic that we are on the verge of getting a really first-rate project off the ground. As always, though, good things require time and patience! Stay tuned!”

Last summer, Rick slammed the movie versions of his book series.

Unlike the movies, which have received a lot of criticism for how they are different from the books, Rick and his wife have assured that they are very involved in the upcoming series, from writing to producing, to make sure that it will be the best adaptation it can be!

Lili Reinhart Addresses Someone Impersonating Her In Recent Interviews

Lili Reinhart Addresses Someone Impersonating Her In Recent Interviews

Laura Marano To Star In 'The Royal Treatment' With Mena Massoud For Netflix

Laura Marano To Star In 'The Royal Treatment' With Mena Massoud For Netflix

Laura Marano has a big new movie coming!

It was just revealed that the 25-year-old singer and actress will star in Netflix’s The Royal Treatment alongside Mena Massoud, Deadline reports.

Here’s a synopsis: Isabella runs her own salon and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, while Prince Thomas runs his own country and is about to marry for duty rather than love. When Izzy and her fellow stylists get the opportunity of a lifetime to do the hair for the royal wedding, she and Prince Thomas learn that taking control of their own destiny requires following their hearts.

“So. Excited. About. This. @MenaMassoud @netflix,” Laura wrote on Twitter.

Laura will also produce the movie with her mom Ellen and sister Vanessa through their Calabrian Rhode production company.

“Here’s to the Marano Ladies second producing project!!!!! So excited to be working with @netflix 🙌🏼,” Vanessa shared on her social media.