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March 26, 2015

Deadline's Dangerous Take on Hollywood Diversity

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It feels like Hollywood is finally starting to get what so many of us knew all along; audiences want to see diversity. Yet somehow, at this exciting moment of progress for the industry, Deadline Hollywood found it appropriate to publish what can only be described as a call for regression.

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2009 will not only bring the joy of a newborn child for the former drug abuser, she is working on a memoir, a hip-hop album and her very own reality show.

"Being sober has opened my eyes to a whole new world," she says. "I've been through a lot of pain in the past and I never really wanted a child until recently. I now look forward to years of joy to share with my child."

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