Chris Brown to Guest Star on Black-ish

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Troubled hip-hop star Chris Brown will guest star on next week’s episode of Black-ish, EW has learned exclusively.

The 27-year old R&B star whose antics offstage have a tendency to overshadow his singing career, will play a popular rapper named Rich Youngsta on the series’ next new episode.

The installment, titled “Richard Youngsta,” will center on Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his excitement about doing an advertising campaign with a popular rap star (Brown). He becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest his work plays on negative stereotypes. Also in the episode, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food. She realizes they may all be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

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Black-ish has long traded in the world of celebrity guest stars with actors such as Rashida Jones, Daveed Diggs, Lorraine Toussaint, and Tyra Banks making special appearances on the show. Brown, who in 2009 pleaded guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, is arguably the most controversial guest to appear.

Black-ish airs Wednesdays with the new episode debuting March 29 on ABC.

James Van Der Beek Shares First Photo of Daughter Emilia on Her First Birthday

James Van Der Beek‘s daughter Emilia has made her social media debut!

The proud father of four shared the first-ever photo of his youngest child on Thursday to mark her first birthday. “One year ago today, I got to meet this sweet, determined, magical little soul,” Van Der Beek, 40, captioned a sweet shot of his baby girl.

“Just when I thought nobody could follow my other girls… along came Emilia. Never ceases to amaze me just how much a child can expand your heart. #OrHowIncredibleMyWifeIs #blessed #grateful,” the actor concluded.

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One year ago, PEOPLE confirmed that Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly welcomed their fourth child. The couple announced the birth with a sweet Instagram post with their three previous children: Olivia, 6, Joshua, 5, and Annabel, 3.

“A year ago today I met this beautiful baby angel who today became a toddler,” Kimberly, 35, also wrote on Thursday with a different photo of Emilia. “Her zest for life, curiosity, independence, joy and determination captivate my heart everyday. Emilia, I am overjoyed to be your Mommy!! Thank you thank you for your gift of life.” 

Tamron Hall Says Her Former Today Show Position ‘Doesn’t Define Me’

Tamron Hall won’t allow any job to determine her worth.

NBC announced in a statement in February that the Today show anchor, who served 10 years at the network, would be leaving NBC News and MSNBC when her contract expired at the end of February, just days after learning she’d be losing her 9 a.m. time slot because of the incoming former Fox News star Megyn Kelly, joining the show in September.

Hall, 46, also released a statement via the network after her departure was announced: “The last 10 years have been beyond anything I could have imagined, and I’m grateful. I’m also very excited about the next chapter. To all my great colleagues, I will miss you and I will be rooting for you.”

Following her exit from the network, Hall said she received two different types of calls from people inquiring about her departure.

“Some would call and say, ‘Oh my God, are you OK?’ And I was like, ‘What happened? Who died?’ and then there were other people who said, ‘What’s next?’ ” she said at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Summit Salute on Thursday, according to Page Six.

But Hall said that she doesn’t “want a friend who calls me saying, ‘Oh my God.’ ”

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“It’s a job. It doesn’t define me. It doesn’t determine what I do … how I treat people. I’m going to always look you in your face and say, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’ — and if you make me mad, a good cuss word — but in the end, a title can’t define you,” said Hall, Page Six reports.

The former Today show anchor added: “When your card no longer says anything beneath it, but your name, are you still you? Can you still savor the victory — the moment that you were able to take that dream? I never imagined that I would be on the Today show.”

After she left the network, a source close to the situation told PEOPLE that Hall, who was offered millions to stay, “wasn’t going to settle for sitting on the sidelines.”

“Tamron’s a woman of integrity,” said the anchor’s good friend, TV writer-producer Mara Brock Akil, who used Hall as the muse for Gabrielle Union’s career-driven character on the hit BET show Being Mary Jane. “And she’s writing her own story.”

Selena Gomez Teams with Coach to Empower High School Students: ‘Today Was an Inspirational Experience I Will Never Forget’

Selena Gomez joined Coach as its newest celebrity brand ambassador last December, and she’s already off to a strong start promoting the brand. She’s consistently incorporating Coach looks in her everyday outfits and we’re consistently losing our paychecks over at to recreate her style. While she’s expected to star in the spring 2017 ad campaign and collaborate with creative director Stuart Vevers on a “special design piece,” she did just work on a very sweet (and secretive) project with the Coach Foundation.

Coach’s national charity partner is an organization called Step Up, which helps empower young women from under-resourced communities. Two L.A. high schools (Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School and Alliance Leichtman-Levine Environmental Science High School) that participate in Step Up hosted Coach’s CEO Victor Luis as a mentor for a day. What the students didn’t know was that he would also be joined by Gomez herself!

The singer-actress joined Luis and Step Up CEO Jenni Luke in leading a Step Up curriculum lesson to promote confidence and help students realize their potential and capabilities.

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“I am truly thrilled to be involved with Coach and their support of Step Up,” Gomez said in a statement. “Step Up’s mission to empower young women is personally important to me and something even more crucial in under-served communities. Working with the young women I met today was an inspirational experience I will never forget.”

But thanks to Gomez’s appearance, she no doubt inspired the young women in attendance. “Step Up aims to inspire girls and when we ask our girls to name an inspiring woman, Selena Gomez’s name pops up more than you could imagine,” says Luke. “Her participation through the Coach Foundation really helps underscore our message to the girls to realize their capabilities and fulfill their aspirations.”

Gomez’s next project, Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why, sheds a light on another topic close to Gomez, bullying, which will also help inspire and educate young girls.

What do you think of Gomez’s surprise?

Father of Autistic Son Says Neil Gorsuch’s View ‘Threatened’ His Son’s Education

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s views “threatened” an autistic boy’s education, according to the father of the boy, who spoke to senators Thursday.

Jeffrey Perkins testified against Gorsuch’s nomination before the Senate Judiciary Committee and urged those present to oppose the judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

“Thank you for the opportunity today to give voice to my son, Luke, whose access to an appropriate education, and thus to a meaningful and dignified life, was threatened by views of Judge Neil Gorsuch,” Perkins said. “Judge Gorsuch thought that an education for my son, that was even one small step above insignificant, was acceptable.”

Perkins’ son, Luke, was at the center of a 2008 Colorado case when the family sought reimbursement for their son’s tuition at a private Boston school through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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An Independent Hearing Officer instructed the Thompson School District in Colorado to begin paying for Luke’s education. The school district appealed the decision several times over the years to no avail, until in 2007, when the school district appealed to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The final ruling was issued in August 2008 and was authored by Gorsuch, who overturned three previous rulings on the case, arguing the school had complied with the federal disability law because their son needed to show gains that were “merely more than de minimis.”

Perkins, in his testimony, said that Gorsuch’s legal reasoning “set a new, low standard of education required under IDEA.”

After the 2008 ruling, the Perkins family was forced to reevaluate their options. Perkins’ wife, Julie, relocated permanently to Dedham, Massachusetts to be closer to Luke, and allowing the Dedham School District to help Luke finish his education at the school.

He argued that the Boston school had produced “astounding progress” for their son in areas where he previously struggled in, and that Gorsuch’s decision was preventing their son “to a meaningful and dignified life.”

On Wednesday, Gorsuch said that as a judge, he was bound by precedent in deciding the Perkins’ case, according to Politico.

“If anyone is suggesting that I like a result where an autistic child happens to lose, that’s a heartbreaking accusation to me. Heartbreaking,” Gorsuch said before a panel of senators. “I was wrong because I was bound by circuit precedent, and I’m sorry.”

Vince Jones from 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters' Dies at 46

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