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ABC Congratulations are in order for Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and his wife Nicolette Robinson. The proud parents welcomed their second child, a baby boy. The pair first announced they were expecting another child in November and that their three-year-old daughter Lucy was going to get a baby brother. Odom Jr., 39, revealed Thursday that his family finally welcomed their newest –and littlest — […]

Patti Perret/Amazon Studios Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom Jr. is crediting One Night in Miami director Regina King for his stunning transformation into legendary singer Sam Cooke. “There was so much trust. [Regina] really felt like she had the right man for the job,” Odom Jr. told ABC Audio prior to his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. […]

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ Jimmy FontaineGrammy-winning singers H.E.R. and Leslie Odom Jr. are among the artists who received a Oscar nomination Monday morning.  H.E.R. was nominated for Best Original Song for her “Fight for You” anthem from Judas and the Black Messiah, less than 12 hours after winning two Grammys Sunday night.  “Woke up to an Oscar nomination. Wow! God is so good!,” […]

Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesRetired NBA star Lamar Odom and former pop singer Aaron Carter are set to face off in a boxing match this summer. According to TMZ, the three-round exhibition will take place at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 12, says Celebrity Boxing CEO Damon Feldman. Odom has already started training in the gym and it looks like […]

Courtesy of LifetimeLaila Odom and GG Townson embraced their roles as Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton in Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa biopic that aired Saturday.  Odom, who stars as Pepa, says she hopes fans focused on the story rather than their resemblance to the first ladies of hip hop. “When it comes to the biopics, it’s really important that we address the fact that we’re not look […]

Courtesy of LifetimeGG Townson and Laila Odom admit they had some pretty big shoes to fill when they took on the roles of hip-hop icons Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton. While they both acknowledge the “pressure” in portraying hip-hop royalty, Townson, who stars as Salt, tells ABC Audio that having the actual artists on set came as a […]

Photo: Patti Perret/Courtesy of Amazon StudiosLeslie Odom Jr. says he wanted to “honor” legendary singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami by showing a never-before seen side of him. “I thought the best way that I could honor Sam was to tell the truth about who he was,” Odom Jr. tells ABC Audio. “Black […]

Courtesy of LifetimeLaila Odom says the “most important thing” she considered when filming Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, Salt-N-Pepa was portraying the legacy of Sandra “Pepa” Denton and not making a film about Pep’s dating life.  “That’s not what it’s about,” she tells ABC Audio. “We’re not here to gossip. We’re here to give these women their flowers and talk about how wonderful and talented they are.” The Salt-N-Pepa biopic […]