Regina King‘s good looks can speak for themselves!
Here’s a 25-year-old version of the “Enemy of the State” actress at a movie premiere in New York City back in 1996 (left) and 22 years later … The now 47-year-old “If Beale Street Could Talk” award winner glowing at a party earlier this week (right).
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s daughter thinks the meteorologist who used a racial slur while saying her father’s name deserves a shot at redemption … but only after some rehabilitation.
Dr. Bernice King tells TMZ … the recent firing of Rochester, NY weatherman Jeremy Kappell went too far. If you haven’t seen it, Kappell referred to a park named for MLK … “Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park” while he was on air last week.
Shocking, but still … Bernice believes there’s a better way to handle the situation than 86ing the guy.
Bernice says, in this instance, Kappell’s racial slur seems to be a one-time flub … so the station should have cut him some slack. She agrees there needs to be repercussions — along with an apology — but suggests it doesn’t do anyone any good to just fire the guy.
She told us what she think the better course of action would have been.
As for Kappell, he issued a public apology with his wife on Facebook, insisting he accidentally jumbled his words and didn’t do it with malice. He also criticized the TV station for letting him go and not supporting him, adding … “I would never intend harm that way to anyone.”
Speaking of intent, we asked Bernice about that too, and she tells us someone who says “coon” publicly has probably heard it frequently in private or even said it in the past, which is why rehabilitation is so important.
And, for what it’s worth — maybe the most famous meteorologist, Al Roker, is on Jeremy’s side.
I think @JeremyKappell made an unfortunate flub and should be given the chance to apologize on @news10nbc Anyone who has done live tv and screwed up (google any number of ones I’ve done) understands.
Debating the real king of R&B is so 2018 … with 2019 in full swing, Yung Joc‘s throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Usher to settle once and for all who’s the real king of the hair & fleek style. Allow us to explain.
You’ll recall Usher made waves by ringing in the New Year with a brand-new hairdo … a retro pompadour hairstyle to complement his rat pack-themed outfit. That hairdo’s apparently dubbed hair & fleek … and YJ knows a little about that style too.
The rapper made headlines in 2016 with a similar look he said was inspired by a new acting role. He got bagged on big time, but Yung Joc tells TMZ he didn’t give a damn … ’cause he kept the look for a year!! Usher’s new look prompted YJ to repost a side-by-side comparison … followed by the question — “WHO IS THE REAL KING OF HAIR & FLEEK?”
Yung Joc tells TMZ … Usher — who, BTW, has a vote for the real king of R&B — needs to keep the look beyond just a transformation for his party if he even wants to be considered for the title. YJ even has a date in mind for when they can settle this debate. And, he wants us to call Usher and make it happen.
Marquette King says his music career is about to take off … tellin’ TMZ Sports if he hadn’t been an amazing punter — he’d already be bigger than Chris Brown!!
The former Raiders and Broncos punter began making beats back in high school … but says tinkering with music on long flights during his NFL career made him a master musician.
So much so … Marquette says he feels like if he had picked music over punting a long time ago — he’d already be a superstar in the entertainment world.
“If I woulda started my music before I started my punting career, I woulda been Chris Brown. Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, they wouldn’t even want to see me, dawg!”
King says his music style is more house or EDM — “something you’ll hear in Vegas” — but he tells us his vocals are “legendary” too.
Marquette is still lookin’ to get back into punting in 2019 — the guy says he still LOVES the art of it — but he tells us all about how he wouldn’t mind kickin’ it with Calvin Harris in the studio in the meantime!!!