Stacey Dash has nothing nice to say about Jesse Williams' BET speech

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Actress/Fox News host Stacey Dash (left) and actor/activist Jesse Williams.

AFTER THE BET Awards Sunday night, all anyone who watched could talk about was the fiery speech on racism by actor/activist Jesse Williams.

It took actress/Fox News contributor Stacey Dash a few extra days to gather her thoughts.

Surprise! She was not a fan.

If Williams is one of the younger leaders in a new civil rights movement, Dash won't be marching, unless it's to her own drum.

Thankfully, E! News tracks Dash's blog: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday's awards show proves it," she wrote. "Particularly the speech given by Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, whose tirade after receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award for his black activism was nothing short of an attack on white people.

"You've just seen the perfect example of a HOLLYWOOD plantation slave!" Dash wrote of Williams. "Sorry, Mr. Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at THOSE awards tells people you really don't know what your [sic] talking about. Just spewing hate and anger.

"You my man are just like everyone else hustling to get money," Dash vented toward the end of her post. "But your cognitive dissidents has you getting it from THAT BYSTANDER whom YOU DON'T NEED. Yes. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is WHITE OWNED."

Huh? No idea what Dash is talking about on the cognitive dissidents - we think she means cognitive dissonance - but even that fix doesn't clear up her syntax.

BET is not white owned, it is a division of Viacom, which is publicly traded, so anyone with $41.47 (plus commission) can own at least one share. In selling BET, nonwhite founder Robert Johnson received over $1 billion.

BET's CEO is nonwhite Debra Lee, who has an undergrad degree from Brown and master's and law degrees from Harvard. The Hollywood Reporter called her one of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood."

Grey's Anatomy, Williams' show, was created by nonwhite Shonda Rhimes, a Dartmouth grad, who is probably the most powerful woman producing series television - certainly at ABC - and she's given starring roles to non-white Kerry Washington and non-white Viola Davis.

Aside from occasionally appearing on an appropriated version of The View, what is it that you've done?

Gonzo gone-zo

Opinionated, well-traveled former Inquirer sports columnist John Gonzalez, who's been seen on Comcast SportsNet since 2011, is leaving the station to move to the West Coast.

With wife Colleen Wolfe stationed mostly in Los Angeles, Gonzalez has decided to bolt the City of Brotherly Love for the City of Angels. Wolfe was a Fox 29 sports anchor until 2014, when she moved to L.A. to work for the NFL Network.

Shortly after he joined CSN, the Daily News' Dan Gross reported that the Eagles had told CSN they didn't want Gonzalez covering the team.

Gonzalez announced his departure on Twitter.

Thursday was his last official day at CSN, but he'll be freelancing for the network and return to magazine writing while he looks for a new gig out west.

In lieu of another TV job, Gonzalez said that, for the time being, he's going to "write words for money."

Tattle had no idea that was still a career option.

Since Wolfe landed her on-air job with the NFL, the bicoastal couple has been "flying back and forth a couple times a month."

"It was stupid," Gonzalez said, "but we weren't sure how long she'd be out there or I'd be here. Now we're going to stop doing that and be together."

In a statement, CSN Philly said, "John has been a valued member of the CSN Philly team and we wish him all the best as he joins his wife Colleen in California."

* Also departing: Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October.

The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. An HLN spokeswoman said the network had no immediate announcement on what program would go in its place.

Grace's hard-charging, oft-satirized style made her show popular when legal cases involving Caylee Anthony and Natalee Holloway dominated the news.

But there have been fewer of those sensational murder trials in recent years, and Grace's ratings fell off.

See, it's a win-win.

TATTBIT

*  According to the Washington Post, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski quietly split from her husband of 23 years, broadcast journalist Jim Hoffer.

"Mika's divorce was finalized in the past year. She's really grateful that it was done amicably and in private," said an MSNBC rep in a statement to Page Six, which got the secret scoop. "This has, of course, been a painful time for her family. So right now she is focused on her two teenage daughters, and on continuing to heal."

The divorce paves the way for Mika and co-host Joe Scarborough to say they're a couple.

That's where the speculation is, but speculation also says The Mother of Dragons is going to end up with Jon Snow.

- Daily News wire services

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