Elise Neal Joins ‘Wolverine 3’ Cast


Elise Neal Joins Wolverine 3 in Secret Role

Actress Elise Neal has joined the cast of Wolverine 3 starring Hugh Jackman. Elise tweeted the news to fans just moments ago, saying “Just booked the next Wolverine movie, super excited you guys.” The announcement comes just one day after former ER actor Eriq Le Salle’s casting was announced by Variety.
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Elise Neal Quits ‘Hollywood Divas’

ELISE NEAL QUITS HOLLYWOOD DIVASElise Neal has reportedly quit Hollywood Divas. After two seasons, the 49-year old actress has decided to walk away from the show after she was injured while shooting a scene and forced to continue working. Via published reports, a light fixture struck Elise while shooting a scene for the show at a bowling alley. Elise contends the producers insisted she keep shooting and attempted to hide the incident by acting as if it never to happened. Worst of all, producers reportedly refused to pay for her medical bills, which were quite hefty.
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Elise Neal Joins Cast of Lifetime’s Aaliyah Bipoic


According to published reports, “Hollywood Divas” actress Elise Neal has joined the cast of Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic.

The newly minted reality star will take on the role of iconic R&B singer Gladys Knight, who few people knew was related to Aaliyah via marriage.

“Aaliyah: Princess of R&B,” has been plagued with casting problems since it was first announced earlier this year. Zendaya Coleman was originally set to play the singer but backed out when public outcry apparently became too much.
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Want to Have Hair Like Elise Neal?

Aside from her new role in the upcoming TV One comedy “Belles,” actress/singer Elise Neal is also set to launch her own signature collection of hair extensions by the same name. Elise says California Lace Wigs & Weaves tapped her to create something “new and unique” and with that request “Hollywood Belles by Elise Neal” was born. Pieces from Elise’s line will range between $20-$250 and will feature both real and synthetic hair and will be featured prominently on her new show when it airs in January 2013.

FYI: Did you know Elise’s new show also stars “Basketball Wives” resident troublemaker Tami Roman? According to Elise, “No matter what the public may think of Tami, one thing can’t be denied, the girl can act.”

Elise Neal Takes “Kontrol”

“A.N.T. Farm” actress Elise Neal is featured in the latest issue of Kontrol Magazine.

The Memphis, Tennessee native, who also counts singing and dancing as one of her many talents, will reportedly return for the second season of her Disney show and will have her role as mother of the lead character, Chyna, expanded.

Despite her busy acting schedule, Elise says she feels as if the roles she play do not challenge her enough. Thus she is working on her own screenplay “Timeless,” which she hopes to take to Broadway.

“I’m sick of people not seeing all of these different sides of me,” she said. “I really didn’t have any desire to be an actress at all. I started out in Broadway and off Broadway productions and musicals. Timeless’ will finally let people know everything about me, who I am, and what I do.”


Elise Neal is Back on Television

I had no idea actress Elise Neal was back on television until last night. I was watching A.N.T. Farm (Disney Channel) with my daughter when I discovered she plays the mother of lead character Chyna Parks (China Anne McClain).

China, best known for her role in Tyler Perry’s many productions, got her own show about a year ago and just recently the show was renewed for a second season.

As for Elise, her role is listed as recurring and she has so far appeared in only four of the shows 21 episodes. Still, it was great to see such a talented actress, singer and dancer back on television.

Elise’s last few projects have all ended abruptly or just never come to fruition. Her UPN comedy “All of Us” was canceled after three seasons, however Elise left after season two under dubious circumstances.

The 45-year old Memphis native was also scheduled to appear in a VH1 reality series tentatively titled “Single, Sexy & Starving,” which appears to have morphed into what we now know as “Single Ladies.”

Her group Assorted Flavors also had their single “Don’t Cha” stolen by the Pussycat Dolls.

Despite the setbacks, Elise has recently finshed up work on four films, including “Lord All Men Can’t Be Dogs” with Vivica A. Fox and Johnny Gill.

Is Elise Neal the New Val?

Elise Neal and “Single Ladies” actor D.B. Woodside are gracing separate covers of the September issue of Denim Magazine.

It is interesting that Elise would be chosen to partake in a double cover with D.B., mainly because her name has been thrown around as a potential replacement for Stacy Dash, who is rumored to have been fired from “Single Ladies” after the first season.

Elise also has a previous relationship with VH1, the channel that produces “Singles Ladies.” Back in 2009, the actress, along with Melyssa Ford and Claudia Jordan, were working on a reality show for the channel titled “Single, Sexy & Starving.”

So, could Elise take on the role of Val and be believable? Only time will tell. But let’s all be honest… the show isn’t exactly known for having a stellar cast of female actors.

If Elise can fit into Val’s killer wardrobe, I say she gets the job.