Mo’Nique Sues Paramount Over Unpaid Royalties For ‘The Parkers’
Mo’Nique Hicks is taking Paramount to court over alleged unpaid royalties for The Parkers. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the comedian alleges that an audit of the show concluded that the network “inequitably structured the Series’ finances to artificially depress its profitability” so it can “retain tens of millions […]
Mo’Nique Makes Peace (Mostly)
Mo’Nique is beaming. She’s seated on a sofa in the sunlit living room of her Atlanta home, and she’s positively glowing. “I’m pregnant,” she says after I point out her aura. “No, just kidding.” What she is, it turns out, is happy — happier than she’s been in a while, says the 55-year-old Oscar-winning comedian […]
Mo’Nique to Film First Netflix Comedy Special After Streamer Settles Discrimination, Retaliation Lawsuit
Mo’Nique, the comedian who received a settlement from Netflix after she accused the streamer of systematically underpaying Black women, is set to film her first comedy special for Netflix. In a video shared to the streamer’s social media accounts Tuesday, the comedian opened with, “Can y’all believe this shit? I done came on home to […]
Omar Epps, Demi Singleton, Miss Lawrence, Anthony B. Jenkins Join Lee Daniels’ ‘The Deliverance’ for Netflix
Omar Epps, Demi Singleton, Miss Lawrence and Anthony B. Jenkins have joined the cast of The Deliverance from director Lee Daniels. The Netflix film earlier added Andra Day, Glenn Close, Mo’Nique, Aunjanue Ellis, Caleb McLaughlin and Tasha Smith. Daniels directed Miss Lawrence in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, the biopic about the jazz icon. […]
Netflix Settles With Mo’Nique Over Discrimination, Retaliation Lawsuit
Netflix has settled a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit from Mo’Nique in a case that could have found that the streamer retaliated against the comedian by refusing to engage in good-faith negotiations after she accused the company of discrimination for opening with a low-ball offer. Both sides on Tuesday moved to dismiss the suit, according to a […]
Lee Daniels Joins Mo’Nique Onstage for Public Reconciliation: “I Am So Sorry for Hurting You”
Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique are officially burying the hatchet after years of tension played out in the media between the pair, who collaborated on the 2009 film Precious. As seen in footage shared to social media Friday, the Oscar-winning actress was onstage during her “Mo’Nique and Friends: April Fools Day with The Queen of Comedy” […]
Mo’Nique on Oscars Controversy: I Won’t Boycott, But I Won’t Watch, Either
The Academy Award winner says she refuses to present, too, because the Academy does not pay to fly her team to Los Angeles.
Mo’Nique Joins ‘A Meyers Christmas’ (Exclusive)
Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover and Jessie Usher also are starring in Universal's holiday film.
‘Bessie’: TV Review
Queen Latifah stars in this HBO biopic chronicling the career ups and downs, as well as the stormy personal life, of the Empress of the Blues.
‘Blackbird’: Film Review
Patrik-Ian Polk's coming-of-age tale concerns a young Southern choir boy struggling with his sexuality
‘Empire’: Mo’Nique Says She Was First Choice to Play Cookie, Danny Strong Responds
The 'Empire' co-creator is #SettingRecordStraight.
Mo’Nique Denies Being “Blackballed”: Lee Daniels “Had a Problem” That I Didn’t Thank Him at Oscars (Video)
The comic appreciates the 'Precious' director's comments: "A game does have to be played. But why can't we play the fair game? Why can't we play the right game? If you're asking, am I willing to put my integrity on the line for Hollywood? No."