CNN is eyeballing contributors to host all-black panel show: report

CNN is looking to add a new all-black panel show to its weekend programming, according to a Page Six report. During the Democratic debates last week, airing on New Day, CNN had on CNN commentators April Ryan, Bakari Sellers, Angela Rye, and Andrew Gillum. After their appearances, CNN is looking into signing them to their own show to “rival… Joy Reid [and] the Rev. Al Sharpton.”

“It was the most excitement on [New Day] since Chris Cuomo left as co-anchor,” a source told the publication. “CNN is fast-tracking talks … to develop it into a stand-alone show. The early chatter is that it could start as a weekend show that would rival MSNBC’s programming with Joy Reid, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Kendis Gibson.”

Common and CNN’s Angela Rye have officially separated

CNN political commentator Angela Rye made headlines late 2017 after she began dating rapper Common and was receiving very specific death threats. As a result, the LAPD began investigating.

But now, Rye and Common have separated, reports PageSix.

Insiders pointed out that Rye “wasn’t on his arm at the Oscars” and, “she was also not at the fourth annual Toast to the Arts event Common hosted with the Ayars Agency.”

Rye confirmed it to Page Six, saying, “We have and will always be friends. He is an amazing human being, and I’m a much better person because he’s a part of my life. May we all keep loving and living.”

Angela Rye receiving death threats after dating her new boyfriend (report)

CNN’s fiery political analyst Angela Rye is receiving death threats in connection with her boyfriend, rapper Common.

She told TMZ the strange threats began after she and her boyfriend started dating this summer.

Rye said she’s received annoying, harassing and threatening messages on her phone, social media and email. She says they were just annoying and derogatory at first, but got scary when the sender got specific.

Then, on August 5, she got an email that included the following: “Yr dumb dead ass gonna be found in a river” and “Let me catch ya ass I’m put the paws on ya.”

TMZ reports that the LAPD received a search warrant to go through the sender’s social media and are currently investigating.

Angela Rye joins CNN as political commentator

In addition to CNN’s marquee hiring this morning of former NBC News anchor David Gregory, CNN has also signed Angela Rye, a frequent guest on HLN’s Morning Express as well as CNN’s daytime programming.

Rye will serve as a political commentator for the network based in the network’s Washington, DC bureau.

As CNNMoney’s Brian Stelter notes, Rye, a former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, heads a political advocacy firm called IMPACT Strategies.