Vanessa Simmons to Launch New Fashion Line
Vanessa Simmons is set to launch a new clothing line at next month’s Los Angeles Fashion Week. The Queen Boss judge gushed about her new venture while attending Thursday night’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards. According to Vanessa, she’ll be teaming up with Candice Cuoco, a former Project Runway finalist whose had previous collections shown at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks.
Keyshia Cole Readies Documentary About New Album
Singer Keyshia Cole is planning to release a documentary to go alongside her upcoming album 11:11 Reset. During a recent sit-down interview with Essence Live, Keyshia dropped quite a few nuggets about her project, including the release date, her decision to include more up-tempo songs this time around, and why she chose to sign with Epic Records after originally planning to release her music independently.
Keke Palmer Joins ‘Berlin Station’ Cast
Keke Palmer is joining season two of the Epix series Berlin Station as a series regular. The Scream Queens star will reportedly play April Lewis, an ambitious case manager assigned to the Berlin Station on her first assignment. The series centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation involving a notorious whistleblower.
Syfy Taps Yvette Nicole Brown to Host ‘Cosplay Melee’
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is set to host the upcoming Syfy series Cosplay Melee. The self-professed fandom geek and regular on The Talking Dead, will kick off her hosting duties when the hour-long series debuts next month, March 21st.
Lethal Weapon Renewed for a Second Season
Thanks to an early season renewal notice, actress Keesha Sharp is set to continue on in her role as Trish Murtaugh on the hit fox drama Lethal Weapon. The Warner Brothers produced series, which stars Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, has reportedly been picked up for an extended 22-episode sophomore season.
Fenty Beauty Unveils Their First Product
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty cosmetics line unveiled the first product from their upcoming collection just moments ago, via their Instagram page. The debut Rihanna x Fenty Beauty product will be a soft pink, cotton candy-esque holographic lipstick, as seen on several of the models from Rihanna’s recent Rihanna x Fenty Puma 2017 spring fashion show.
Gallery: Love Jones Cast Reunion
Last night’s American Black Film Festival was truly a walk down memory lane thanks to the appearance of almost the entire cast of the 1997 hit movie Love Jones. The crew, sans only comedian Bill Bellamy, was on hand to accept the Classic Cinema Award, which included an entire tribute, complete with singer Dionne Farris on hand to perform the film’s theme song Hopeless.
Essence Taps Gabrielle Union for Hosting Duties
Actress Gabrielle Union will take the stage as host of this year’s 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The 44-year old Being Mary Jane star, who accepted the Fierce and Fearless Award at 2013’s ceremony, will help usher in a new generation of Hollywood stars, including Aja Naomi King, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, and Janelle Monae, who will all be honored at this year’s gala.