Goapele Wants You to ‘Stay’
After an almost 3-year hiatus, singer Goapele returns with the soulful Stay, featuring fellow R&B crooner BJ The Chicago Kid. The lush ballad is produced by Cornelio Austin and will act as the lead single from the singer’s upcoming Dreamseeker EP.
‘Love Yourself’ Video by Mary J. Blige
Via her social media pages, singer Mary J. Blige has unveiled the video for the remix of her new single Love Yourself. While the album version features Kanye West, it was rapper A$AP Rocky the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul called upon to spice up the track and appear with her in the visual.
Actress Ryan Destiny Covers Kode Magazine
Ryan Destiny is covering the latest edition of Kode magazine. The 22-year old model turned actress is currently celebrating the season two renewal of her Star series on Fox. Despite a shaky start, the network believed in the show enough to grant it an additional thirteen episodes for its sophomore season, and a coveted timeslot behind Empire when it returns in the fall. For her cover story, Destiny recounts hearing of the show’s early renewal, calling it both a “surprise” and “a blessing.”
Lupita and Rihanna: When Memes Come True
Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna are reportedly in talks with Netflix to co-star in a film based on an internet meme. The as yet untitled project has already secured a director in Ava DuVernay and script writer in Insecure creator Issa Rae.
Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick Fall in Love on Election Night
Here it is, folks, your first look at Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick in their upcoming indie love story A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night. The Datari Turner produced flick began shooting earlier this month in Los Angeles and centers on a night club owner (Hardwick) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a mysterious woman (Good) he meets on election night 2016.
Trailer: Whitney Houston Documentary ‘Can I Be Me’
The first official trailer for the highly anticipated Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney. Can I Be Me, is finally here. The 90-minute feature hits theaters on June 16th and will reportedly chronicle Whitney’s rise and fall via mostly unseen footage, live recordings, and interviews from people within her inner circle.
Janelle Monae Joins Robert Zemeckis Film
Janelle Monae is headed back to the big screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Primetime singer is set to join actor Steve Carell in the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film Marwenkol. The movie is reportedly based on a 2010 documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a photographer who builds a miniature town in his backyard after recovering from an attack that left him in a coma.
Tika Sumpter Produced Drama Stalls at CBS
Looks like Tika Sumpter just might be returning to The Haves and Have Nots next season after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 36-year actress will not be moving over to CBS as her pilot for the network, tentatively titled The 313, did not get a straight-to-series order as previously expected.