After what feels like a lifetime of delays, Frank Ocean has cryptically indicated that his second studio album, Boys Don’t Cry, will finally come out this month. On Saturday, Ocean posted an image of a library due date card featuring a stamp for July 2016, though of course that pileup of other deadlines blew right by without incident, so.
I’m pretty sure there’s still enough room on this bad boy for a few more stamps, so I’ll join the rest of the jaded masses in believing that there’s a new album when it shows up.
Speaking of anticipation: Ava DuVernay and Oprah’s new series, Queen Sugar, will premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network in September. And according to DuVernay, every inch of the 13-part drama will be directed by women:
“Every single episode is directed by a woman. It isn’t something that we see hardly enough,” DuVernay says. “If Game of Thrones can have all men for the last 3 seasons, Queen Sugar can have all women and show what a fantastic show can be made from our hands and our minds.”
The premise, adapted from the novel by Natalie Baszile, follows three siblings who inherit their father’s 800-acre sugarcane farm. It was written, produced and co-directed by DuVernay, while Oprah served as executive producer and will have a recurring role in the series. The two have worked together in the past on the Oscar-nominated film Selma, so there’s no reasons to think Queen Sugar will be anything less than stellar.
- Michael Cimino, director of the two-time Oscar winning Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter, died on Saturday at age 77. [BBC]
- GoT stars Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham appealed to EU leaders to help the approximately 57,000 Syrian refugees currently stranded in Greece. [Deadline]
- There is now photographic proof that Audrina Patridge’s new baby has feet. [People]
- Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici made a baby. [Just Jared]
- Azealia Banks took to Facebook Live to discuss skin lightening. [Bossip]
- Thandie Newton reveals that she was sexually abused by a director early in her career. [W Magazine]
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