Meet Teen Cookie
Actress/singer Ajiona Alexus has been cast to play a teenage Cookie in the upcoming third season of the hit Fox drama Empire. Alexus, who recently appeared on CBS’s Code Black, joins previously announced S3 additions Jeremy Carver and Ezri Walker. Carver will play a teen Lucious and along with Alexus will appear via several flashbacks throughout the season.
Rihanna to Play Marion Crane on Final Season of Bates Motel
Rise and shine Navy, your girl has landed another acting role. Via the Hollywood Reporter, Rihanna will take on the role of Marion Crane in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama Bates Motel.
Adina Howard Wants You to ‘Come Over’
Adina Howard is back with new music. Just days after blowing up the internet with a bikini-clad photo of herself, the T-Shirt & Panties singer took to Twitter to preview her new single Come Over. The track is set to be featured on Adina’s fifth solo album, Resurrection, which is tentatively scheduled for fall 2016 release.
Tamar and Vince not Divorcing
Are Tamar and Vincent Herbert headed for divorce? Probably not based on the cuddly video the two recently posted to Tamar’s Instagram page. In the wake of recent rumors declaring the couple were separating due to Tamar’s supposed infidelity, the pair took to social media to squash the rumors by appearing together in a show of solidarity. The short clip features Tamar’s singing Mariah Carey’s Always Be My Baby, with the caption “After all these years he still hates when I sing in his ear.”
BMI to Honor Singer Toni Braxton
Singer Toni Braxton will receive this year’s BMI President’s Award when the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards are handed out on September 1st. in Atlanta, Georgia. The invitation-only gala will honor Toni for her 25-years of musical excellence, which includes seven Grammy’s and over 50 million albums and singles sold worldwide.
Roxanne Shante Biopic Lands Actress Nia Long
Looks like Nia Long isn’t sweating the cancellation of her recent ABC sitcom Uncle Buck. Instead, the 44-year old actress has picked herself up and moved on to the next gig, namely a starring role in the upcoming Roxanne Shante biopic.
Keri Hilson Talks About Her New Album
While doing a bit of promo at the recent Essence Music Festival, singer Keri Hilson took time off from promoting her upcoming film, Almost Christmas, to talk about her long awaited new album.
Gabrielle Union Owns the Espy Red Carpet
Actress Gabrielle Union and hubby Dwyane Wade were all smiles as they walked the red carpet at last night’s Espy Awards. Gabby, who’s truly become one of my favorite, and yet totally underrated fashion icons, stunned in a full length black lace gown by designer August Getty Atelier.
Tyra Banks Returns to TV in ‘Funded’
Supermodel turned TV personality, Tyra Banks, is set to star in Funded, a new Shark Tank-style reality series that will feature entrepreneurs battling for a chance to get their business ideas funded. Tyra, along with Rohan Oza and Rob Dyrdek, will serve as mentors for eight contestants as they battle each other for a possible one-million dollar investment fund to get their start-ups off the ground.