Rihanna to Star in ‘Annette’ Musical for Amazon
After conquering the worlds of music and fashion, it appears Rihanna has now decided to set her sights on the world of acting. According to published reports, the 29-year old pop icon has landed a starring role opposite Adam Driver in the upcoming Amazon musical Annette.
Gabby Douglas Teams with Beauty Bakerie for ‘Lip Whip’
Gymnast Gabby Douglas is set to try her hand at cosmetics. The 21-year old, three-time Olympic gold medalist winner has reportedly teamed up with Beauty Bakerie to release her own line of liquid lipsticks, due to hit stores on March 14th.
Critics Come for Gabrielle Union’s ‘Flawless Hair’
While I am sure Gabrielle Union’s new Flawless haircare line has been a huge success since its launch last week, it has not come without a bit of controversy for its creator. Since unveiling the collection via Instagram, Gabrielle has been inundated with complaints from people who think she’s simply trying to make a quick buck from the booming natural hair movement- while not actually wearing her natural hair. Gabby has also been taken to task for her vague use of the phrase “textured hair,” as well as the models she chose to use in the company’s advertisements.
Tamar Braxton Signs to Pantheon Talent Agency
Tamar Braxton is looking to spread her wings. Via published reports, The Braxton Family Values star recently agreed to be repped by Pantheon, a talent agency that has divisions in theatrical, literary, commercial and print advertising. After being unceremoniously dropped as co-host of The Real last year, Tamar recently spoke to Billboard about diversifying her brand as an artist. In addition to debuting her own talk show this year, Tamar says she’s also planning on writing a book, expanding her clothing line and branching out into acting like big sister Toni.
Maria Borges Named Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris
Model Maria Borges is L’Oréal Paris’ newest Brand Ambassador. The 24-year old Angolan beauty announced the news earlier this week via her Facebook page, writing “This means the world to me. I believe in the beauty of diversity and the empowering message that a girl who started from the bottom can become an international symbol of beauty and grace. I can’t thank L’Oréal enough for the opportunity. We are all truly worth it.”
First Listen: ‘Remember Me’ by Jennifer Hudson
Singer Jennifer Hudson quietly released a new single earlier this week titled Remember Me. The track will reportedly serve as the official lead single from Jennifer’s upcoming fourth solo album, her first under Epic Records and the combined tutelage of L.A. Reid and Clive Davis. You can purchase or stream the single now via Apple Music and Spotify. You can also catch Jennifer performing Remember Me live for the first time on tonight’s episode of The Voice UK.
Casting Chronicles: Simone Missick to Star in ‘Jinn’
Actress Simone Missick has landed her first post-Luke Cage film role. According to Hollywood Black Renaissance, Missick has signed on to star in Jinn, writer Nijla Mu’min’s coming-of-age drama about a young girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam.