Eazy-E’s daughter wants to play him in biopic: Eric Wright Jr., son of NWA frontman Eazy-E, told TMZ that he was probably going to play his father in the Ice Cube-produced biopic Straight Outta Compton. But then the rapper’s daughter, Erin Bria Wright, sent Black Voices a press release citing Hilary Swank’s role in Boys Don’t Cry and saying she shouldn’t be overlooked for the role just because of her gender.
LaLa’s Broadways debut: Reality-TV star, mother and wife Lala Anthony is acting in the play, Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Westwide Theater in New York City from now through Oct. 30.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the Nobel Peace Prize. Can she win re-election? Foreign Policy’s Karen Leigh says that to win, Sirleaf will need opposition supporters to realize that the status she brings to the country is “more important to its success than, say, a failed campaign promise to bring electricity to every house in Monrovia.”
Iowa’s first majority-Hispanic town: One place the Hispanic population is growing is in the overwhelmingly white state of Iowa. The latest census figures show that the Hispanic population, while only 5 percent of the state, has almost doubled since 2000. Read and listen to NPR’s profile of West Liberty — the first town in the state with a majority-Hispanic population.
In other news: Netflix Drops Qwikster, Apologizes.