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King Richard recieves 4 Golden Globe nominations
King Richard starring Will Smith as Richard Williams and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association .
The movie follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams who also served as executive producers on the film. King Richard also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal.
King Richard was nominated in the following categories:
Movies Drama: "King Richard"
Actor in a drama: Will Smith, "King Richard"Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture.
Supporting actress: Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"
Original song: "Be Alive" (from "King Richard")
This is Will Smith's 6th Golden Globes nomination overall and 4th for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture. The other two nominations were for his work on The Fresh Prince of Bel-aire.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Shoe company accused of racism towards Serena Williams
Managers for the luxury shoe company Gianvito Rossi called tennis star Serena Williams "disgusting" and refused to give her the same discounts as white celebrities, a former employee claims in a stunning new racial discrimination lawsuit.
Whitney Wilburn, who is black, says she was recruited to work for Gianvito Rossi in 2015 from "another Madison Avenue fashion house" where she'd been for five years.
But once she was hired to run the Manhattan boutique, her boss, Grace Mazzilli, was immediately "hostile to Wilburn based upon her race and age," the suit alleges.
Wilburn, 46, claims in the Manhattan civil suit that her "experience with Mazzilli left no doubt about Mazzilli's racial animosity toward African-Americans."
"For instance, when the world famous athlete Serena Williams, via her staff, asked for a discount on her extensive purchases, Gianvito managers responded with racially disparaging comments about Ms.
Williams which made it clear that the company did not want African-American women to wear its shoes," the suit says.
The managers "referred to Ms. Williams as 'disgusting' and refused to offer any discount," according to court papers.
Read more: Tennis: Shoe company accused of racism towards Serena Williams
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Serena Williams is not the best female tennis player, she's one of the best period!
Serena Williams won her 23rd grand slam title by beating her sister Venus at The Australian Open. Many say she is the best female player ever. Why not say that she is one of the best tennis players ever?
Monday, December 14, 2015
Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated's 2015 Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Illustrated's 2015 Sportsperson of the Year is not Stephen Curry, Lebron James, Tom Brady, Ronda (you got knocked the f*ck out) Rousey, or a damned horse. It's Serena Williams! Long live the Queen!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Serena chases calendar Slam, history at US Open
World number one Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history at the US Open, but she accepts the intensity as the price for dominating a generation of women's tennis.
The 33-year-old American, who captured her first Grand Slam title at the 1999 US Open at age 17, is a huge favorite as she tries to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988 by winning her 22nd career major title starting Monday on the New York hardcourts.
"I decided I prefer to have that pressure than the pressure of not winning," Williams said. "Not everyone can handle that pressure, but I'm OK with it. I would rather be in this position than another one."
Read more: Serena chases calendar Slam, history at US Open
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Serena Williams taking some time off due to elbow injury
5 time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams is taking some time off due to an elbow injury. She released the following statement on her Facebook Page.
As much fun as we have been having the past 8 or so weeks I have to take some time to let my elbow heal. I am confident...Posted by Serena Williams on Saturday, July 18, 2015