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Halle Berry Reacts to “Disgusting” Radio Host’s Comments Comparing Her Skin Tone to Toast

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A Buffalo, New York, radio host was reportedly fired on Wednesday, March 24, after comparing Black celebrities’ skin tones to toast. Read Halle Berry’s thoughts on his “ridiculous” comments about her.

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Halle Berry is speaking out after a Buffalo, New York, radio host compared Black female celebrities’ varying skin tones to toast. 

Morning Bull host Rob Lederman was fired from the 97 Rock show this week, after he discussed whether or not he finds certain Black women “attractive” during a segment.

“See we have ours—and I may get into trouble for this—I have them to the attractiveness of women that I find to be attractive,” he said on air on Wednesday, March 24. “So I will never go to a Serena Williams level… But I’m very comfortable at a Halle Berry level. I need a little bit of mulatto still coming through, it can’t be…” 

A co-hosted asked, “Is Gayle King, that’s not your realm?” To which Lederman responded, “No, Gayle King is not even on my toaster level.” 

On Friday, March 26, Berry slammed the comments as “Disgusting.” The Oscar winner wrote on Twitter, “It’s ridiculous this type of nonsense is still being broadcasted across airwaves. ALL Black women are beautiful and worthy, Rob Lederman. GTFOH.” 

Lederman issued an apology about four hours later. “I want to sincerely apologize for hurting people with my foolish and ignorant comments yesterday,” he wrote in a statement posted to his new Twitter account. “After listening to what I said, and how it must have sounded to others, I was horrified. I 100% understand why people are justifiably angry. I made a mistake and it’s hard to look myself in the mirror, but I want to acknowledge it. I apologize from the deepest depths of who I am.”

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He said he reached out to the local NAACP group, among other community leaders, to seek guidance and teaching as he wants to “increase my sensitivity and understanding.” 

The radio host added, “Please know my comments were ignorant, but not meant to be hurtful… This is a great opportunity to get communication started so that this mistake can heal—and not divide.” 

WKBW Buffalo reported that he was fired on Wednesday, while his co-hosts Chris Klein and Rich “Bull” Gaenzler were suspended.

Berry tweeted the audio clip from the show after it was shared on Twitter by ESPN reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques. Fans responded to her, with one saying, “I hate everything about this. Why would they feel so comfortable about talking about the type a black women they like. When people don’t get colorism they should listen to this.” 

Another wrote, “Can they really be this ignorant and dumb or are they just flat out racist. Either way is awful.”

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Selena Gomez’s Epic Basketball Fail Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Selena Gomez Teases “SG3” Era–And Fans Are Freaking Out!

At least Selena Gomez gave it her best shot.

 

While recently hanging out with friends, the “Same Old Love” singer took her pals up on their challenge of playing basketball and let’s just say—we don’t think Selena is thinking of the heading to the NBA as her next career move.

 

“So, my friends asked me if I could do a three-pointer and I said ‘yes,”’ the 28-year-old star confessed as she broke out in a laugh. One pal then noted, “So, here we are.”

 

Before taking her position on the court, Selena turned to the camera to reveal a pre-game injury that might affect her chances of making it in for her three-pointer.

 

“Update—I recently had an injury in the kitchen,” the actress shared in her Instagram Story video while comically showing off a Band-Aid on one of her middle fingers. “And I may not be able to perform well, so you know.”

 

After getting some encouragement from one of her friends, Selena took the shot—and swiftly missed. The “We Don’t Talk Anymore” artist jokingly wrote as the caption during her attempt, “So… I can’t.”

Although the Rare Beauty founder showed some great sportsmanship after all, we can think of quite a few other things the pop star is busy excelling in.

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— Selena Gomez Source (@GomezSource) June 10, 2021

In addition to releasing Rare, launching her beauty company and hosting her very own HBO Max cooking show, the actress is also starring in the new Hulu miniseries, Murders in the Building, which will premiere on August 31.

With all of the star’s latest ventures in mind, we can see why Selena has had a little less time to shoot in the gym.

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Michael Strahan’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas Will Make Dad Feel Seen & Heard

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Father’s Day is around the corner! Besides showering your dad with lots of love on the big day, show your gratitude with a thoughtful gift that he can use on a daily basis. But if you’re stuck on what to surprise your daddio with, Michael Strahan has some pretty great ideas!

“When giving a gift for Father’s Day make it practical and something simple,” the GMA host explained. “It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive, but if it is we won’t complain. Hahaha. We are just happy to be thought of!”

And Michael’s favorite part about Father’s Day, you ask?

“The best part of celebrating Father’s Day is just reflecting on being a father and how proud I am to have that responsibility,” the former football pro revealed to E!. “The love for and from your kids is everyday so I look at Father’s Day as a day for me to think about how lucky I am to be their father!”

For Michael’s Father’s Day gift guide, scroll below!

MSX by Michael Strahan Short Sleeve Polo

“This polo was designed to be worn for any occasion. It is part of the MSX “workleisure” collection that focused on versatile, performance fabrics at a great price. The polo is perfect for dad because it can take him from the golf course, to the office or to brunch with loved ones while looking and feeling his best.”

2021 Apple TV HD (32GB, 5th Generation)

“The Apple TV is the perfect streaming solution for dads who love watching movies and shows with their family. It is an easy and reliable product to bring the family together.”

Starbucks Gift Card

“For a dad who loves coffee, you can never go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.”

Titleist Pro V Golf Balls with Dad’s Initials

Personalized golf balls with your dad’s initials will make him smile on any golf course.”

Subscription to Robb Report

“A subscription to Robb Report makes an amazing gift for any dad who enjoys the finer things in life from luxury automobiles to interior design and style.”

Breakfast in Bed

Homemade breakfast from your family is the best way to wake up on Father’s Day. Nothing makes you feel more special than this heartfelt and simple gesture.”

Still on the hunt for the ultimate Father’s Day gifts? Check out Russell Wilson’s game-winning Father’s Day gift ideas.

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Netflix Summons a Second Season of Shadow and Bone: See the Cast React

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Netflix has summoned more of Shadow and Bone.

Yes, on Monday, June 7, the streaming service announced that the fantasy drama will have a second season. The cast, which includes Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Amita Suman and more, reacted to the news in a video uploaded to YouTube.

“I think it worked,” the series’ star Jessie, who plays Sun Summoner Alina Starkov, noted at the start of the clip. Co-star Kit Young, who plays Jesper Fahey, then took over and added, “Your summoning powers worked.”

As footage showed fans trying their hands at summoning light, the cast confirmed that season two of the show is a go. Ben, who plays General Kirigan (a.k.a. The Darkling), announced, “Spoiler alert: I’ll see you in season two.”

For those who’ve yet to tune into the show, Netflix offered up the following description for season one: “In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.”

The series is based on Leigh Bardugo‘s popular Grishaverse novels, which includes the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and the King of Scars duology. So, it’s no wonder that Netflix is moving forward with more episodes.

Check out the season two announcement in the new video above!

Also, learn the fate of your other favorite shows by scrolling through the images below.

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Renewed: Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Shadow and Bone will return for a second season on Netflix.

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Renewed: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox)

9-1-1: Lone Star will return for a third season in 2022, on Fox.

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Renewed: 9-1-1 (Fox)

9-1-1 will be back for a fifth season of wild emergencies on Fox.

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Renewed: The Resident (Fox)

Fox has officially said yes to a fifth season of The Resident

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Canceled: The Unicorn (CBS)

After two seasons, CBS has said goodbye to its Unicorn. 

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Canceled: All Rise (CBS)

CBS has canceled the legal drama All Rise after two seasons. 

ABC

Canceled: Rebel (ABC)

There will be no season two for Katey Sagal‘s legal dramedy. 

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Canceled: Mixed-ish (ABC)

ABC is saying goodbye to its Black-ish prequel after two seasons. 

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Canceled: For Life (ABC)

There will be no season three on ABC for For Life, though the show is reportedly being shopped to a new home.

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Canceled: American Housewife (ABC)

After five seasons, the plug has been pulled on comedy American Housewife.

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Canceled: Call Your Mother (ABC)

ABC has said no to a season two of freshman comedy Call Your Mother.

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Renewed and Ending: Black-ish (ABC)

ABC has renewed Black-ish for an eighth and final season, which creator Kenya Barris says will allow the Johnsons to “close this chapter out…the right way.” 

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Renewed: The Conners (ABC)

ABC confirmed that The Conners will return for a fourth season.

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Renewed: A Million Little Things (ABC)

This ensemble drama will return for a fourth season on ABC.

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Renewed: The Goldbergs (ABC)

Break out your festive sweaters because The Goldbergs will be back for season nine.

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Renewed: Home Economics (ABC)

After a successful first season, ABC renewed Home Economics for season two.

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Renewed: The Rookie (ABC)

The Rookie will be back with new episodes as it’s been renewed for a fourth season.

NBC

Renewed: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

Fans can expect more of Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) as Law & Order: Organized Crime has been renewed for a second season on NBC.

ABC

Renewed: American Idol (ABC)

The singing competition was renewed for a 20th season (its fifth on ABC) in May 2021.

NBC

Ending: This Is Us (NBC)

NBC announced that This Is Us will come to an end with an “uninterrupted” season six, airing midseason 2022. 

Fox

Canceled: Prodigal Son (Fox)

Fox has said goodbye to Prodigal Son after two seasons.

ABC

Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

After months of making us worry, ABC has renewed Grey’s Anatomy for a season 18. 

ABC

Renewed: Station 19 (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will return for a fifth season on ABC. 

Fox

Renewed: Call Me Kat

Fox has renewed Mayim Bialik‘s cat cafe comedy for a second season.

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Renewed: Kenan (NBC)

Kenan will return for a second season on NBC.

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Renewed: Young Rock (NBC)

NBC has opted to smell what the Rock is cooking for a second season, premiering in 2022.

NBC

Canceled: A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

A Little Late With Lilly Singh is ending after two season on NBC. The final new episode will air on Thursday, June 3.

Netflix

Canceled: The Irregulars (Netflix)

One and done. Netflix canceled The Irregulars after only one season in May 2021.

ABC

Renewed: Big Sky (ABC)

ABC’s drama thriller Big Sky will return for season two.

Netflix

Renewed: Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)

Ginny & Georgia will return for a second season on Netflix.

Shadow and Bone is available to stream on Netflix.

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