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Awkwafina Is Getting Her Own Show

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That she will star in, write, and produce

Our favorite, Awkwafina, is getting her own scripted series, thanks to Comedy Central. The television company recently ordered 10 episodes of a series, titled Awkwafina, starring the actress, writer, and rapper. She is also set to produce and help write the show.

Per a press release, Awkwafina will star as "a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother." The series will star Bowen Yang as her "more successful cousin," BD Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother.

"I've been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today," said Awkwafina about the show. "I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised."

The order comes after Comedy Central requested a pilot back in April for its 2018-2019 development slate. Her acting career has taken off since then, with starring roles in Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. It didn't hurt that Awkwafina wrote the pilot with the help of Karey Dornetto (who has worked on Portlandia and SMILF) and Teresa Hsiao (who wrote for Family Guy and American Dad). It was also directed by Lucia Aniello (of Broad City and Rough Night).

There is no premiere date for the series, but we're hoping it will be very, very soon.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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