Yaya DaCosta Lands New Role + Nia Long Loses One

posted by Sista on October 31, 2014

YAYA DACOSTA THE NICE GUYS Yaya DaCosta Lands New Role + Nia Long Loses One

While Yaya DaCosta is celebrating landing yet another coveted acting role, actress Nia Long is doing just the opposite, having learned her WEtv drama “The Divide” will not been renewed for a second season.

Yaya, who just wrapped up principle shooting on Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic, recently revealed via her Instagram page that she will be co-starring in the upcoming 1970’s gangster flick “The Nice Guys,” which stars Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives, Drive) and Russell Crowe (Noah, Man of Steele).
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Mary J. Blige Performs New Single Live

posted by Sista on October 28, 2014

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Singer Mary J. Blige performed her new single “My Loving” over the weekend at Fader magazine’s three day Fader Fort event in Brooklyn, New York.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is gearing up for the release of thirteenth solo album “The London Sessions,” which is slated to be released overseas on November 24th and in the U.S. on December 2nd.

According to Mary “The London Sessions” will remind fans of the soul sounds of London made famous by 80’s artists Soul II Soul and Lisa Stansfield.
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Sleepy Hollow Returns Tonight

posted by Sista on October 27, 2014

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It’s Monday people, so you know what that means: A new episode of my favorite show “Sleepy Hollow,” starring my favorite actress: Nicole Beharie.

If you’re a SleepyHead like I am… and you should be, then you probably already know what tonight’s show is about. If you aren’t, don’t worry because I am more than happy to fill you in.
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Beyonce Teams Up with Top Shop

posted by Sista on October 27, 2014

BEYONCE TEAMS WITH TOPSHOP 1 Beyonce Teams Up with Top Shop

With her own House of Dereon clothing line officially defunct, Beyonce has decided to team up with London powerhouse Topshop to launch Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, a 50/50 joint venture that will produce an athletic streetwear brand set to launch sometime in the fall of 2015.

According to WWD, who interviewed Topshop owner Sir Philip Green, ‘Parkwood’ is not a collaboration between his company and Beyonce, but rather the building of a new brand- a completely separate business with separate overhead and separate offices.
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New Music: ‘Strong as Glass’ by Goapele

posted by Sista on October 27, 2014

GOAPELE STRONG AS GLASS New Music: Strong as Glass by Goapele

After releasing the fun and flirty summer single “Hey Boy,” singer Goapele returns to her roots with “Strong as Glass,” the title track from her fifth solo album, released last month and available for purchase via iTunes now.

The eclectic set features production from Demonte Posey and Keith Harris, who has helmed singles by Robin Thicke (Feel Good), Britney Spears (Perfume), Usher (Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop), Madonna (Gang Bang) and many others. Collaborations include “Hey Boy” with Snoop Dogg and “My Love with Eric Benet.
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Rihanna Launches ‘Rogue Man’ in Atlanta

posted by Sista on October 26, 2014

ROGUE MAN BY RIHANNA LAUNCHES IN ATLANTA Rihanna Launches ‘Rogue Man’ in Atlanta

Hundreds of fans flocked to Macy’s at Lenox Square in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend to get a glimpse at pop diva Rihanna who was in town to launch her new fragrance Rogue Man.

The 26-year old fashion and beauty icon already has a hit on her hands, after having tweeted the link to purchase the fragrance at Macy’s online, it reportedly sold in minutes, despite its rather hefty $69 price tag.
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Nicki Minaj Stuns in New Photo Shoot

posted by Sista on October 26, 2014

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With her third solo CD “The Pinkprint” set to be released in less than a month, Hip-Pop diva Nicki Minaj is ramping up her promo game.

Along with her hosting duties at this year’s MTV European Music Awards, Nicki is expected to cover upcoming issues of Cosmo, Glamour and Vanity Fair.
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Mary J. Unveils Official ‘Right Now’ Video

posted by Sista on October 23, 2014

MARY J BLIGE RIGHT NOW OFFICIAL VIDEO Mary J. Unveils Official Right Now Video

Okay, so it appears the video Mary J. Blige released a few weeks ago for her single “Right Now” wasn’t the official video, but rather a prequel of what was to come.

The Queen of Hip-Soul just unveiled the official video for the single moments ago via VEVO.

Mary takes a completely different approach with the official video, opting for color, lots of fashion, flashy cars and the ubiquitous R&B club scene.

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Video: Let Me Know by Tamar Braxton

posted by Sista on October 23, 2014

LET ME KNOW VIDEO TAMAR BRAXTON Video: Let Me Know by Tamar Braxton

Singer Tamar Braxton just graced her Tamartians with the visual for her latest single “Let Me Know.” The future assisted track is the first to be released from Tamar’s upcoming fourth solo CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2015.

Unlike past videos, Tamar took the reins herself this time around and chose to step behind-the-scenes to direct the video for “Let Me Know” herself. Tamr called the experience “scary,” but said it was a part of the growth period all artists go through when they want to take control of their musical destiny.
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Vote for Your Favorite Black Actress

posted by Sista on October 23, 2014

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Voting for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards is underway and quite a few Brown Sistas have their names in contention, including my favorite: “Sleepy Hollow” actress Nicole Beharie.

Nicole is up for Favorite Sc-Fi/Fantasy Actress, as is Danai Gurira who stars in “The Walking Dead” and Halle Berry who starred in the summer TV thriller “Extant.”

I’m partial to Beharie because “Sleepy Hollow” and Ichabbie is everything. Halle is cool, but “Extant” bored me and poor Danai, Michonne is a major character in the comic book version of “The Walking Dead,” but the TV version has practically turned her into a mute. I would be shocked if her character has said five-hundred words in the last two seasons.

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Meagan Good Signs on for Law & Order Episode

posted by Sista on October 22, 2014

MEAGAN GOOD LAW AND ORDER SVU 1 Meagan Good Signs on for Law & Order Episode

Actress Meagan Good (Act Like a Man) and Chad Coleman (Tyrese from The Walking Dead) have been tapped to star in another one of “Law & Order: SVU’s” ripped from the headlines- celebrity edition episodes.

Chad will play an ex-sports star who is accused of assaulting his wife. The episode, entitled “Spousal Privilege,” is set to air November 19th and is obviously based on the Ray Rice incident, in which the former Baltimore Raven star was caught on an elevator video punching his then fiancé (Janay Palmer) and knocking her unconscious.
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Carol’s Daughter Sold to L’Oréal

posted by Sista on October 21, 2014

CAROLS DAUGHTER SOLD TO LOREAL 1 Carols Daughter Sold to L’Oréal

Carol’s Daughter, the beauty brand started by Lisa Prince almost two decades ago in her Brooklyn kitchen, has been purchased by cosmetics giant L’Oreal.

In a press release issued late last night, Frédéric Rozé, President of L’Oréal U.S.A., said “Carol’s Daughter possesses an expertise in the multi-cultural consumer segment, a rapidly expanding market that represents an important growth opportunity in the beauty industry. This acquisition will enable L’Oreal USA to build a new dedicated multi-cultural beauty division as part of our Consumer Products business, and strengthen the company’s position in this dynamic market.”
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Tyra Banks Announces New Talk Show

posted by Sista on October 20, 2014

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Tyra Banks to Host ‘The Fab’ in 2015

So, remember when we told you Tyra Banks would be returning to daytime TV in the near future? Well, plans have been finalized and the supermodel turned super-mogul will officially act as host of ‘The Fab,’ a The View-style chatfest, which will officially hit TV screens across the country in the fall of 2015.
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Preview Tonight’s Episode of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

posted by Sista on October 20, 2014

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It’s Monday night so you know what that means, SleepyHeads- another episode of FOX’s hit sci-fi drama Sleepy Hollow is upon us.

If you are a part of the fandom then you already know tonight’s episode, “The Weeping Lady,” revolves around Crane’s ex who appears to seek revenge on any woman who she believes has caught the eye of her former lover, including that of our beloved Grace Abigail “Abbie” Mills.
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K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole Plot Joint Tour

posted by Sista on October 17, 2014

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Singer K. Michelle is planning to hit the road next year with fellow R&B singer Keyshia Cole. The two longtime friends and fans of one another, announced the news earlier this week via their respective social media pages.

First K. hit up her Twitter account to wish Keyshia a Happy Birthday and to congratulate her on her “Point of No Return” album debuting at #10 on this week’s Billboard Albums Chart.
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