‘The Boris & Nicole Show’ is Coming to Fox

posted by Sista on February 26, 2015


Nicole Ari Parker and husband Boris Kodjoe are set to host their own talk show via who else? Fox, of course.

According to published reports, the former “Soul Food” stars will host their own lifestyle gab fest this summer. The show will debut July 6 and feature the couple’s take on a variety of subjects, including current events, parenting and marital issues.
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Keyshia Cole Plots Record Independence

posted by Sista on February 26, 2015


Though she is officially still signed to Interscope Records, in a recent interview singer Keyshia Cole says she is ready to go the independent route. Cole says her decision was influenced by Prince, who promised to record a song with her so long as she severed ties with her label.

Cole says she met the Rock icon at a party last year when he was walking by and said “Hey, how are you doing? Can you do a song with me or nah?” To her surprise Prince agreed, with the stipulation she be an independent artist. “I was doing everything on my own anyway,” Cole recently told RapUp.com, “So why not go all the way? I was never a packaged artist. Nobody ever told me what to do or what direction to take, so I’m just ready to make it official
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Meagan Good Lands Lead Role in New Fox Pilot

posted by Sista on February 26, 2015


Meagan Good has been quite the busy little bee this pilot season. As Deadline reported a few weeks ago, black actresses are in high demand this season and no one has been as highly sought after as “Think Like a Man” actress Meagan Good.

Despite her first foray as a lead on a network series ending in cancelation, Meagan’s services have continued to be in high demand, leading to several network bidding wars. Meagan was contractually obligated to NBC despite “Deception” being axed after one season. However, it appears Fox has stepped in and landed the actress for their female lead in the upcoming sci-fi drama “Minority Report.”
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Meagan Good Produces New Web Series

posted by Sista on February 25, 2015


Actress Meagan Good has teamed up with “Baby Boy” actress Tamara Bass to co-produce a new web series titled “All that Matters.”

The plot revolves around a newly engaged couple, Kevin and Joy (played by Bass), whose relationship is turned upside when Joy’s sister abandons her child, leaving Joy to either care for her, or risk losing her fiancé who does not want to take on the responsibility.
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Nicole Beharie Poses for Playboy Magazine

posted by Sista on February 24, 2015


“Sleepy Hollow” actress Nicole Beharie is keeping it on for an upcoming photo shoot in Playboy magazine. The 30-year old brown skin beauty will be featured in a “Becoming Attraction” pictorial that promises to keep it rated PG based on the photos we have seen so far.

Photographer Josh Reed unveiled a few behind-the-scenes images from the shoot via Instagram, telling fans to keep a look out for the final product in the coming weeks.
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Keri Hilson Tweets Album News

posted by Sista on February 23, 2015

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Singer Keri Hilson is almost ready to return to the music scene. After an almost five year hiatus, the 32-year old Atlanta native recently revealed plans to release new material this year and in the process take back her life.

“I can’t wait to share the music,” Keri tweeted to fans recently. “Can’t wait to talk about it. Thank you to those who have waited patiently for me to take back my life. I’ll explain it all through the music.”
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Jill Marie Jones Lands ‘Evil Dead’ Leading Role

posted by Sista on February 19, 2015


Former ‘Girlfriends’ star Jill Marie Jones is the latest Brown Sista to be tapped to lead her own television series.

According to a recent press release, Jill will helm Starz’s upcoming original series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead,’ which starts filming in New Zealand later this spring.

The half hour series will originally air ten episodes and debut this fall alongside Starz’s 2014 break out hit ‘Power’ which stars Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick.
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Janelle Monáe Expands Her Empire

posted by Sista on February 17, 2015


Singer Janelle Monáe has inked a deal with Epic Records to expand her imprint label Wondaland. Monáe will reportedly release a string of singles via artists on her roster, culminating with a collection of new material to be released later this year titled the Eephus.

The first single to be released from the newly restructured label will be ‘Classic Man,’ a soulful mid-tempo jam by new artist Jidenna. Other artists signed to Monáe’s label include Roman Gianarthur, Deep Cotton and St. Beauty, who Janelle says are all a part of a connective tissue, noting each artist was chosen to complement the other and add to their unique sound as a unit.
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Rihanna Covers W Magazine… Three Times

posted by Sista on February 15, 2015

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Rihanna is helping the Korean version of W magazine celebrate their tenth anniversary by appearing on not one, but three different covers. The pop star is reportedly celebrating the success of her latest single ‘FourFiveSeconds,’ with a string of upcoming magazine appearances, including British Vogue and American versions of Allure, Cosmopolitan and Glamour.
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Vanessa Williams Lands ‘Fantasy Life’ Pilot

posted by Sista on February 13, 2015


Former ‘Ugly Betty’ star Vanessa Williams has been tapped to star alongside Kevin Connolly in the new Fox pilot ‘Fantasy Life,’ which is based on the memoirs of ESPN fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Vanessa, whose last starring role was on ABC’s ‘666 Park Avenue,’ will reportedly take on the role of Terry, the “bold and pragmatic SVP of Programming” at a major sports network and a woman not to be crossed.
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Meagan Good Reunites with NBC Again

posted by Sista on February 11, 2015


Meagan Good doesn’t appear to be sweating her NBC pilot “Babylon Fields” being downgraded to simple movie of the week status, as she has already moved on and landed yet another network gig.

According to published reports, Meagan will remain in the comfy bosom of NBC, securing a major recurring role on the network’s upcoming six-episode series “Mr. Robinson,” starring actor and stand-up comedian Craig Robinson.
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Sevyn Streeter Debuts ‘Don’t Kill the Fun’ Video

posted by Sista on February 10, 2015


Singer Sevyn Streeter is back with the visual for her latest Chris Brown assisted single “Don’t Kill the Fun.”

The three and a half minute clip is full of your usual urban video tropes: pretty girls, fast cars, lots of choreographed dancing and of course an underground party.

In a behind-the-scenes clip of the making of the visual Sevyn called the video the “epitome the song” and said it was her favorite to date because of the intense dance scenes.
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Yaya DaCosta Tapped for Lead Role in NBC Pilot

posted by Sista on February 10, 2015

Model turned actress Yaya DaCosta has landed another plum acting role. Per Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year old Harlem native has landed a starring role in the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago Med.”

Yaya will take on the role of Maggie Seaver, a beautiful young nurse who begins dating firefighter Kelly Severide, whom she has known since high school.

DaCosta’s character will be introduced in episode 19 of this season’s “Chicago Fire,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season by NBC, after posting impressive ratings gains amongst the coved 18-49 age range.
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‘Being Mary Jane’ Scores Third Season Renewal

posted by Sista on February 8, 2015


Just two days after their second season premiere, BET has decided to go ahead and greenlight a third season of their popular drama “Being Mary Jane.”

Gabrielle Union, who plays the show’s oft-single protagonist, Mary Jane Paul, broke the news herself live while visiting the Today Show on Thursday morning.

Union joked that the news was most welcome by her accountant, who is now assured she’ll be able to pay her mortgage. “In Hollywood we never have the luxury of ever knowing where our next paycheck is coming from, so anytime an actor gets a renewal it gives them the freedom to just work,” she told host Matt Lauer. “Plus we know that we’re doing good work and it’s a huge load of confidence for everyone involved.”
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Fox’s ‘Empire’ Continues to Grow

posted by Sista on February 5, 2015


There appears to be no stopping Fox’s freshman hip-hop drama “Empire.” After becoming the first show in over 20 years to post gains for three straight weeks, the show tops itself by once again rising to new heights in terms of viewership and demo.

According to Nielsen ratings, last night’s episode pulled in an impressive 11.47 million viewers and an even more impressive 4.6 in the advertiser coveted demographic of viewers age 18-49.
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Jazmine Sullivan Announces New Tour

posted by Sista on February 4, 2015


Singer Jazmine Sullivan is hitting the road this spring to support her latest album “Reality Show,” which debuted at the top of Billboard’s R&B Albums chart when it was released by RCA Records last month.

The 12-date mini tour kicks off next month at the House of Blues in New Orleans and wraps up on March 29th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. If you miss Jazmine this time around, the Philly native says she’s hoping to hit the road again in the fall as part of a joint tour with several of her female R&B contemporaries.
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Rihanna Unveils ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Video

posted by Sista on February 3, 2015


Rihanna’s black and white visual for her new acoustic single “FourFiveSeconds,” featuring rapper Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney is finally here, though not without a bit of dramatics. After being released by Vevo, it was temporarily taken down and then re-released a short while later.

Directed by photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the clip is understated by Rihanna standards and features the trio clad in denim in front of a stark white background.
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