BOSSIP Talks To The Cast Of “David Makes Man” About How Teen And Adult David’s Worlds Collide In Season 2

Tonight’s the big night when OWN’s Peabody AWard winning series “David Makes Man” returns for Season 2.

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BOSSIP had the opportunity to speak with the cast and crew last week ahead of the new season’s premiere.

The series from Academy Award® winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, who executive produces the series alongside showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence, stars Akili McDowell, Cayden Williams, Alana Arenas, Travis Coles, Phylicia Rashad and more. Season two finds David in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson, “Snowfall,” “The Wire”), a rising businessman facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever. The mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to truly live. Production returned to Orlando, Florida and commenced filming in October.

Check out the trailer below:



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Kwame Patterson called the experience of taking on the role of adult David as “definitely a blessing and an honor,” he admitted he felt some pressure he felt stepping into the role of David for Season.

“I had some nerves in the beginning,” Patterson admitted. “Coming in to a situation where Akili did such a phenomenal job in the first season, should have been nominated for an Emmy in my opinion, he did an amazing job. So wanting to come in and make sure I made him proud. I wanted to make sure that when I stepped into David’s shoes that I didn’t destroy the character he created.”

The new season will follow David as he grapples to overcome his adolescent traumas, an experience Patterson says most people should be able to identify with.

“I think we all tend to carry trauma over from when we’re younger to getting older a lot of times,” Patterson told BOSSIP. “Sometimes we deal with it and sometimes we don’t, sometimes we bury it, just like David on the show, and when you bury it sometimes it spills out of control.”

Executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney told BOSSIP that his mantra while working on the show has been “Cause and Effect,” and revealed that while the trailer focused largely on adult David, he hoped we would spread the word that young David would continue to play a large role in the series. In fact, he revealed that having both of their stories play out simultaneously was always part of his vision for the show.

“In the very pitch, I talked about how this time in your life how trauma can crystallize you,” McCraney told BOSSIP. “Your body and your brain thinks you need to be this way for the rest of your life. We always talk about how peopole get to this big age and we become our big grown self and we are still battling the same monsters with the same tools we had at 14 or 15 years old and that was always going to be very important for us to see that dynamic for how that 14-year-old shows up in the boardroom or that 15-year-old shows up at the presentation. Or when you get pressurized from your intimate partner to be like, ‘Hey, I need you to talk more,’ and that 15-year-old goes, ‘I don’t want to.’ And you go ‘Who is that and where did that person come from? And why was that my reaction? So that was always going to be part of it.”

David Makes Man returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, June 22 at 9p ET/PT, and OWN released an exclusive David Makes Man mixtape on Friday, June 18 with a playlist featuring a collection of songs that celebrate the expansive themes and storylines from the new season.

The David Makes Man Season 2 Exclusive Mixtape highlights new music from hip hop legend and member of the Wu-Tang Clan Raekwon and also includes Jourdin Pauline, Donald XL Robinson, Berto, and P. Wright. The mixtape also features David Makes Man videos, which can be found exclusively on Vevo. Raekwon’s new single “Bring Dat Doe” featuring P. Wright kicks off the mixtape with highly anticipated new music curated by Rashida Watler of Super Femina Entertainment for OWN.

Mixtape Track Listings

Raekwon Intro

“Bring Dat Doe” – Raekwon featuring P Wright

“Come As You Are” – Jordan Pauline

“Exodus 1863” – Donald xl Robertson

“You Already Know” – Berto

Bonus Beat

Check out the playlist on Spotify HERE.

Tune into OWN Tuesday, June 22nd at 9pm EST for the premiere of Season 2 of “David Makes Man.”

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Tune In: TV One’s ‘Bad Dad Rehab: The Next Session’ Starring Lamman Rucker & Big Daddy Kane Airing Again Tonight

Another night of humorously “bad dads” desperately trying to get it together for the sake of their kids is on the way.

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After the success of “Bad Dad Rehab: The Next Session” on Father’s Day, TV One is announcing that they’re bringing back the original film for one more night and one night only. Therefore if you missed it, now is your chance to catch it on TV ONE. The film will air TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 22nd at 10pm EST /9pm CST/ 7pm PST.
As previously reported the film features a brand-new cast that includes rapper Anthony “Big Daddy Kane” Hardy (Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Dead Heist) as Owen, Lamman Rucker (“Greenleaf”, “Why Did I Get Married”) as Mr. Arnold, Blue Kimble (“Monogamy,” “Ruthless”) as Chauncey, Onyekwere Eme-Akwari (“Queen of the South”) as Marshall, Carlo Mendez(“90210,” “Parks and Recreation”) as Hosea, Chrystale Wilson (“The Rich and the Ruthless”) as Marjory.

Per a press release, “Bad Dad Rehab: The Next Session” follows the new class of Bad Dads hailing from Jersey City, New Jersey who must confront their personal demons in order to get their act together and become better dads. Hosea (Mendez) is more concerned about being his rebellious son’s best friend than disciplining him. Marshall (Eme-Akwari) works pyramid schemes in his man cave instead of helping his frustrated wife and son. Chaucey (Kimble) holds a grudge against his ex-girlfriend oblivious that it’s hurting their young daughter. Owen (Hardy) spent thirty years denying his daughter from an affair but now wants to make amends before her impending wedding.

Check out a brand new clip below.



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Bad Dad Rehab: The Next Session is written by Keronda McKnight, directed by Juwan Lee with casting by George Pierre. The film is produced for TV One by Swirl Films with Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, Ron Robinson and James Sepplefrick serving as Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at http://www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtag #BADDADREHAB.

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Khlozo & Bozo: Messiest Reactions To Khloe (Reportedly) Kutting Off Her Klown Nose Koupledom With Tristan Thompson (AGAIN)

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And here we are, yet again, watching Khloé Kardashian speed away in her klown car after splitting with Barnum & Bailey baby daddy Tristan Thompson in the latest of countless cheating scandals that loom over their ridiculous relationship.

The timing of the news is particularly interesting considering recent reports about Tristan attending a birthday party in Bel Air where he was allegedly witnessed entering a bedroom with three women and another guy. The group remained behind closed doors for roughly 30 minutes before Thompson returned to the festivities looking “disheveled”.

“Tristan took off into one of the party rooms where everyone goes to hook up,” an insider claimed to Daily Mail. “He was with three women and another guy. One of the girls he was with is a regular partier — she’s always out and about at parties.”

The source continued, “The other girls have just started going out with this group. He did this in front of about 30 people so you could hear people talking.”

“When he arrived, his shirt looked all pressed and when he came out his shirt was a mess, he looked disheveled,” the source claimed, adding, “He continued to party for about another hour and then he left the party at about 4 a.m. with his entourage.”

Daily Mail’s source says Thompson was in great spirits when he arrived at the event and began flirting right away with one of the women who allegedly went into the private room with him.

“He immediately beelined to the bar where there were tons of girls; we could hear him yelling let’s do shots!” the source alleged. “He was having a blast – he was actually laughing and simultaneously taking shots and drinking straight out of a bottle of champagne.”

The insider claimed, “He was repeatedly grabbing this one girl’s butt so we all knew he was totally into her.”

How long before Khloe takes Tristan back? Tell us down below and peep the messiest reactions to their latest split on the flip.

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Judge Halts Dame Dash’s NFT Auction Of Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt”

A judge has halted Dame Dash’s selling of Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” NFT after a lawsuit brought forth by Jay-Z himself.

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Last week, news broke that a few lawsuits went out over the dispute of usage for Jay-Z’s iconic album Reasonable Doubt. The first lawsuit was against the cover photographer Jonathan Mannion and his website items that he has for sale featuring Jay-Z’s image and likeness.

Before people could have an opinion over that, news broke that Dame Dash was also being sued over his NFT auction of Reasonable Doubt. Dame disputed this and claimed he wants to sell his entire stake in Roc-A-Fella,  admitting Jay made him an offer that he felt wasn’t good enough to make the deal.

Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a judge has ruled Dame’s NFT auction must be on hold–at least for the time being.

During a Tuesday morning hearing, U.S. District Court Judge John Cronan asked why monetary damages wouldn’t suffice. Alex Spiro, representing the record company, answered, “A lot of it has to do with the uniqueness added to the unique industry.”

Dash and his lawyers didn’t show up for hearing, but Spiro said they were served papers and had previously responded to a cease and desist. Dash’s side has also commented about the dispute in the media where they said they really wanted to sell shares in Roc-A-Fella.

Cronan said Jay-Z’s record label was likely to prevail on merits. He pointed to Jay-Z’s declaration that Roc-A-Fella owned copyright. He also nodded as precedent to the case where J.D. Salinger stopped an unauthorized sequel to “Catcher in the Rye.”

The judge did make sure to point out Roc-A-Fella probably would prevail and has a good case when it comes to the claims of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and unjust enrichment. This is one of the first NFT lawsuits and surely will not be the last as the laws and rules depend on who you are talking to and the judge involved. Hopefully, this will all be settled soon.



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Simon-Smitten Porsha Williams Shows Off 40th Birthday Bawwwdy On The Gram

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In true birthday baddie fashion, Porsha posted a top-tier thirst trap on the gram after some fun in the sun with bestie Shamea and freedom fighter frannn Yandy in Mexico.

Her 40th birthday shenanigans come smack dab in the middle of the messy Simon saga that started when she revealed her entanglement with the successful businessman who’s STILL married to his estranged wife Falynn Guobadia.

Whether their love is real or for the cameras, we’re not quite sure yet, but the heart-eyed entrepreneur showered her with undying love in his touching birthday tribute on IG.

This comes just weeks after the RHOA star revealed that she tatted Simon’s middle name on her neck while discussing Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris’ matching tattoos on Dish Nation.

“I got a tattoo. I think it’s a great way to show when you love someone,” said Porsha. “I got my fiancé’s middle name tattooed on my neck. “Right here, it don’t hurt,” she added.

“I don’t like no pain. Right here it doesn’t hurt and, you know, I think that’s cute.”

At this point, she appears to be ALL IN on Simon who we’re sure will make an appearance on the highly anticipated next season of RHOA.

“Ima stick beside him,” she captioned under a pic of the couple sitting together at what appears to be a club–possibly one of the clubs he owns.

Naturally, she thanked the good Lord, himself, for sending her Simon who, according to Atlanta socialite Jessica Harris, was just canoodling with her last month.

On a recent episode of Dish Nation, Porsha was grilled by her cohosts about her quickie coupledom with the estranged husband of Falynn Guobadia. According to Porsha, despite what detractors think about them getting engaged after only 1-month of dating, she couldn’t deny her feelings.

“God is good,” said Porsha on Dish Nation. “I’ve been waiting for a love like this. God answered my prayers and I wasn’t gonna deny it when it was smacking me in my face.”

She also addressed those pesky pregnancy rumors that died down when she posted a snatched waist gym pic.

“I’m not pregnant,” said Porsha. “I am not pregnant, this is not a shotgun wedding.”

What do you think Simon is gifting Porsha for her birthday? Tell us down below and enjoy pics from her birthday baddie getaway on the flip.

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