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Posted: November 17, 2018, 5:23 pm


Yvonne Orji landed her role on HBO's 'Insecure' with no agent, no manager and zero acting experience
"It's what Issa [Rae] was able to see and turn to the producers and say, 'Give her a shot,'" she said. "I didn't have an agent, manager, anything. I had never acted. So this is HBO — Home Box Office — this is not, like, a small production. And this ...

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Posted: November 17, 2018, 3:00 pm


The Crimes Of Grindelwald Actually Needed A Gay Scene
I know Law tried to warn us, but Issa Rae told me that Lawrence (Jay Ellis) wasn't coming back to Insecure this season, and then BOOM, there he was. Angela Bassett teased that she would be one of the few American Horror Story alums not returning for ...

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Posted: November 17, 2018, 8:58 am


Issa Rae receives Vanguard Award from Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Insecure's Issa Rae attended The Hollywood Chamber's 2018 State Of The Entertainment Industry Conference presented by Variety at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Thursday, November 15 in Hollywood. The 33-year-old award-winning actress received the ...

Posted: November 17, 2018, 12:01 am

The Shadow League (blog)

Sarunas Jackson, aka Dro of Insecure, Talks His Role, Future and More
The Shadow League (blog)
Insecure is one of the smartest, funniest, raunchiest and woman-driven comedies on HBO…ever. Its overwhelming success can be attributed to the creative energies of Larry Wilmore, Issa Rae and Prentice Penny, as well as a casting director that hasnt ...

Posted: November 16, 2018, 8:52 pm


James Corden, Issa Rae, Chuck Lorre Address Industry and ...
Some of film, television, music and tech's biggest influencers gathered Thursday for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Variety's 2018 State of the ...

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Posted: November 16, 2018, 1:47 am

Remezcla (blog)

ABC Is Developing Brooklyn-Set Latino Web Series 'East WillyB' Into a TV Show
Remezcla (blog)
Forget pilots. Apparently, if you want your TV shows to star non-white leads, you're better off making a web series first and getting a network to pick it up later. It worked for Issa Rae (HBO's Insecure). And for Fatimah Asghar (whose Brown Girls is ...

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Posted: November 15, 2018, 9:59 pm


Issa Rae, Shonda Rhimes And More Recognized For Gender-Balanced Hiring Practices In Hollywood
Shonda Rhimes, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe and Ava Duvernay are among a select group of Hollywood visionaries being recognized for their consistent efforts to implement gender-balanced hiring within the staff who help bring their groundbreaking television ...

Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:28 pm

How to Style Your Natural Hair, According to Issa Rae's Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood
But in October 2016, HBO premiered Insecure starring Issa Rae, a comedy series chronicling the life of a modern-day black woman and the beauty and flaws that come with that label. I was in awe of Issa's character, not only because I finally saw someone ...

Posted: November 5, 2018, 6:05 pm

Eater LA

South LA Restaurants Experience Improved Business With 'The Issa Effect'
Eater LA
Insecure creator Issa Rae is a staunch supporter of South LA businesses. The show's writers weave South LA neighborhoods like Leimert Park, Inglewood, View Park, Windsor Hills, and Crenshaw eateries into the narrative. The location choices not only ...

Posted: October 22, 2018, 10:12 pm

Hip-Hop Wired

Issa Rae On White 'Insecure' Viewers: “Threw Me All The Way The F**k Off”
Hip-Hop Wired
Issa Rae and her current rise as a leading creative voice was definitely a slow burn, and most probably wouldn't have expected a show like Insecure to become as big as it has. The star and creator of the hit HBO show can credit white viewers as part of ...
MIPCOM: Honoree Issa Rae Talks Diverse Writers Rooms and the Female GazeHollywood Reporter
Issa Rae on why she's hyped about her white 'Insecure' audience 'That threw me all the way the f— off'TheGrio (blog)

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Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:27 pm
  • , title : 'Issa Rae on Emmy Nomination for ’Insecure’ & Betty White Backlash'
    Issa Rae on Emmy Nomination for 'Insecure' & Betty White Backlash
    Issa talks about her first ever Emmy nomination, attending the awards, getting caught looking at her phone during Betty White's speech and the backlash that ...
  • , title : 'Issa Rae Talks Insecure Season 3, Social Media & How Her Character Translates To Real Life'
    Issa Rae Talks Insecure Season 3, Social Media & How Her Character Translates To Real Life
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  • , title : 'Issa Rae and Ellen Take Shots to Celebrate ‘Insecure’'
    Issa Rae and Ellen Take Shots to Celebrate ‘Insecure’
    "Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae sat down with Ellen for the first time and chatted about being nervous for the Emmys and the real-life inspiration behind her ...
  • , title : 'Issa Rae’s Favorite Advice: ’Don’t Be Afraid To Be A Bitch’'
    Issa Rae's Favorite Advice: 'Don't Be Afraid To Be A Bitch'
    'Insecure' star and showrunner Issa Rae used to be afraid of upsetting people in the industry. Then she got this piece of helpful advice. Subscribe To "The Late ...
  • , title : 'Issa Rae Raps While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones'
    Issa Rae Raps While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
    Issa Rae is the Emmy-nominated creator and star of HBO's hit series Insecure, which just launched its third season (Sundays 10:30pm EST). But how is she with ...
  • , title : 'Issa Rae On #LawrenceHive Backlash, Why Her Mom Stopped Watching ’Insecure’ & Meeting The Obama’s'
    Issa Rae On #LawrenceHive Backlash, Why Her Mom Stopped Watching 'Insecure' & Meeting The Obama's
    Issa Rae steps up to Ebro in the Morning to discuss what to expect in Insecure Season 3, filming sex scenes, dealing with natural hair, the #LawrenceHive ...