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Rocsi Diaz Joins HLN’s ‘The Daily Share’ as LA Correspondent

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Rosci Diaz attends the IWC Filmmakers award during day two of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 11, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rosci Diaz attends the IWC Filmmakers award during day two of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 11, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

*Former “106 & Park” host Rocsi Diaz has a new gig.

After leaving “Entertainment Tonight” in September, the TV personality has joined HLN as its L.A. based anchor/correspondent for “The Daily Share,” reports Deadline. She’ll cover entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and sports, as well as red carpet coverage of events for HLN.

“The Daily Share” (weekdays, noon-5 p.m. ET) is hosted by Ali Nejad and Yasmin Vossoughian and aggregates social media news and lifestyle content of the day, giving viewers a digest of what people are watching, searching, playing, sharing, shopping and creating.

HLN, the CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million U.S. households, rebranded itself in 2014 as the first all-screens home for social news and lifestyle content. HLN rips its headlines from social media and interacts with consumers.

Diaz left “Entertainment Tonight” this month after a two-year stint as weekend co-host and daily correspondent. “As both Rocsi and ET have grown and evolved over the years, she has elected to pursue hosting opportunities that are available to her at the start of next year,” a rep for the program said last September in a statement to Deadline. According to sources, the evolution involved more emphasis on news content at ET.

Diaz moved to “ET” following seven years at BET’s “106 & Park” and hosted the syndicated radio show “106 & Park Weekend Countdown” along with her “Rocsi On The Radio,” heard in over 20 major national markets.

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‘Bridezillas’ Exclusive Clip: Bride Evelyn is ‘Stress Out’ on ‘Negotiation Day’ [WATCH]

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*Bridezillas” returns with an all-new episode this week on WE tv,  and we have an exclusive clip of fans can expect! 

In the clip above, Joseph negotiates with the father of the bride before she will be allowed to “join her husband.” It’s a Nigerian thing. But will it play out well or will there be a big blow up? Watch the moment go down via the YouTube video above. 

Here’s more about the new season of “Bridezillas” from the press release:

“Bridezillas” returns to WE tv this fall spotlighting ‘normal’ women who have turned into ‘Bridezillas,’ all in the name of planning the ‘perfect’ wedding. The fan favorite phenomenon, which was filmed prior to quarantine, returns for season 13 on Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 pm ET/PT, with the addition of Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award winner Loni Love as the new voice of its signature series. This season, Bridezillas bust budgets and battle bridesmaids to slay on their perfect day. These strong, sassy brides will stop at nothing to have the wedding of their dreams!

Elsewhere in this week’s episode, Nigerian Queen Evelyn’s double wedding dreams are at risk with a bridesmaid stand-off and her groom’s disappointing dowry. QuackZilla Jessica’s ever-growing guest list drives her to be at odds with everyone, including her groom. 

Don’t miss the madness unfold when “Bridezillas” airs Thursday at 10/9c on WE tv.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Pushed Back to Summer 2021

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*The Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” starring Jennifer Hudson, has been pushed back to summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second time the film has been delayed.

“Respect” is now moving from Jan. 15, 2021 to Aug. 13, 2021. 

We previously reported… Hudson has spoken out about the biopic, noting that she shared a special connection with Franklin. Before her passing in 2018, the music icon gave Hudson her blessing to play her on the big screen.

Directed by Broadway veteran Liesl Tommy, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

READ MORE: Jennifer Hudson Shades Nat Geo’s Aretha Franklin Project: ’If It’s Not a Film, It’s Nothing’

Months after filming on the project wrapped, Hudson said this of Franklin: “I still feel like she’s in me, I really do. I just hope to meet her requests. You think you respect Aretha, but once you see the film and you learn her story, you can’t help but to have a newfound respect for her.”

She also had this to say about her personal connection with the Queen of Soul, “I still have the text chains, so every now and then I look back at them. The last time I spoke to her was Aug. 8, [2018,] and I can honestly say she sang until her last breath.”

In related news, filming on National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha starring Cynthia Enrivo has been halted after a background actor tested positive for COVID-19. The program is slated to debut in early 2021. 

When asked about the competing projects in an interview earlier this month, Hudson dropped some subtle shade, saying  “I know that Aretha was adamant that [her life] be a film. If it’s not a film, it’s nothing. I’m just honored that she picked me to play her.”

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Wayne Brady Demands Social Media Platforms Do Better at Protecting Underage Girls [VIDEO]

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*Wayne Brady is calling out social media networks to take more responsibility in protecting minors. 

Brady appeared on “The Talk”, and expressed his concern about platforms like Facebook and Instagram making it easy for perverted men to send inappropriate private messages to underage users. 

Brady recalled the experience of his 17-year-old daughter Maile, and how he and his ex-wife Mandie have been monitoring her social media accounts, ET reports.

“Mandie monitors Maile’s Instagram and social media because even when she’s near-grown—’cause she’ll be 18 in February, you are still a child, so we have to monitor that,” he said. “And these grown men see her dancing and whatnot, and they just slide in.”

READ MORE: Wayne Brady on the ‘Fear’ Black People Have for Cop Culture [VIDEO]

Brady said Mandie once pretended to be their daughter and interacted with an older man.

“Mandie got on the line with one of them and was, you know, texting back and forth and he was talking slick, until he realized that it was her,” Brady said. “And then she’s like, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘I just broke up with my girlfriend, and I just saw her.’ That doesn’t mean anything. You tell that to your cellmate when we put you in jail. You can talk all about your post-breakup relationship then.”

Brady then called for social media companies to do better at implementing tools for reporting and removing child sex predators.

“You can try to block a person’s account and report them for hate speech… you can report them for trying to be someone else, but in order to really get to them to say, hey, this person is saying something damning or showing images to a young woman or even to a woman who gets a salacious pic, all of the tap dancing you need to do to get that person reported shouldn’t happen,” Brady said. “If this is what social media is, make the tools available to deal with these reprehensible people.”

Scroll up and hear/watch Wayne Brady tell it via the clip above. 

Tune in to “The Talk” weekdays at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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