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Queen Latifah reacts to Chris Noth being fired from ‘The Equalizer’, Meagan Good breaks her silence on her divorce, and more


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Queen Latifah says it is “surreal” that Chris Noth will no longer appear on The Equalizer following sexual assault allegations against him.

“It is such a dicey, delicate situation that requires a great deal of respect,” Latifah told People. “That’s a personal thing that he’s going to have to deal with.” Noth starred as ex-CIA agent William Bishop who was an old friend of Robyn McCall, portrayed by Latifah.

“Chris’ character’s obviously a big part of the show, and it was amazing chemistry, amazing chemistry,” the Emmy winner added. “And my feeling is justice has to prevail, regardless. I just want the right things to be done, you know?

In other news, Meagan Good tells that divorcing Devon Franklin is “the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” After nine years of marriage, the Harlem TV series star and the preacher announced their divorce in December.

“Still grieving, still hurt,” Good added. “It’s going to be a long time, but at the end of the day it has made God, even more, my lover and even more my husband, and even brought our relationship to new depths and new heights so I’m in gratitude for that.”

Finally, Deadline reports that Netflix has won a bidding war for Lee Daniels‘ untitled new film. The Empire TV series co-creator sold his true horror story for $65 million. The film will reunite Daniels and Andra Day, who starred in his 2021 movie, The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The singer earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for the title role.

Day will reportedly play a mother living in Indiana who believes her child has become demonically possessed. The new project will also star Octavia Spencer, Aunjanue Ellis from King Richard, and Glenn Close.

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