Celebrity Cyber Report – Donald Glover, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z

Published On February 18, 2021 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News, News and Analysis

Its a beautiful day in Africa-America when we see major television, movie, and streaming services battling over black talent. 

Amazon has scored a victory in the black talent battles by stealing away Donald Glover from FXAccording to The Hollywood Reporter Glover has secured an eight-figure deal that will have him working on a number of projects for Amazon’s Prime streaming service. The deal includes a new show titled “Hive,” that will reportedly feature a Beyonce like figure with Glover taking executive producer credits. The project, from “Watchmen” writer Janine Nabers, is gearing up its writers room for production and an interesting name is among those writers. None other than with Malia Obama is joining the writing staff.

You may remember Glover, who raps under the handle of “Childish Gambino” as the hero in his production “Guava Island.

One interesting part of Glover’s Amazon deal is that Amazon is creating a special channel for Glover to showcase his will work and other curated content on Amazon’s Prime Video hub.   It’s not clear if Glover will have control over the curated works on his own channel.

Glover’s high-profile deal follows days after he announced his upcoming Amazon Studios series “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” a new take on the 2005 action comedy, co-starring “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.


Mr. Entrepreneur himself is breaking out yet again with another venture. This time Jay-Z is jumping into bitcoin.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and  Jay-Z hooked up to pledged 500 bitcoin, that’s around $23.3 million in everyday money, toward ₿trust, an endowment to fund bitcoin development. Dorsey announced  the partnership on Twitter. According to Dorsey development will initially be focused on teams in Africa and India but added that he and Jay-Z plan to give “zero direction” to the plans.

Dave Chapelle

 “Chapelle’s Show” is back on Netflix after the streaming service removed it at the request of the shows creator Dave Chapelle. According to Chapelle Comedy Central, which owns the rights to the show was licensing the program, making money from it, but Chapelle was getting nothing from the deal.

The Mark Twain award winning stand-up comic alleged that his contract with Comedy Central owner, ViacomCBS, has allowed the company to license the series without his approval and locking him out of royalties for his work.

Chapelle thanked Netflix chief Ted Sarandos for sticking by him and addressing his troubled relationship with Comedy Central.

In a new video Chapelle says; “This is a very important moment. I want to thank Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a CEO with the courage to take my show off its platform at a financial detriment to his company, just because I asked him.” He goes on to speak about the power of his fans for rendering the show “worthless” by simply not watching it.

The move seems to have worked as Chapelle states that ViacomCBS “made the past right” and “did something very courageous.” He adds: “After all these years, I can finally say that Comedy Central, it’s been a pleasure doing business with you.”




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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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