Tika Sumpter Joins ‘The Old Man and The Gun’ Cast
Actress Tika Sumpter will be appearing in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film The Old Man and the Gun. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tika will be joining previously announced cast members Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek, Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. The film reportedly revolves around a police detective (Affleck) who becomes obsessed with capturing a lifetime bank robber (Redford) who’s managed to escape from prison 18 times. Tika will be playing Affleck’s put upon wife; Gloria.
LeToya Luckett Lands Role in Biggie/Tupac Crime Drama
With her stint on Rosewood set to come to an end this season, actress/singer LeToya Luckett has already booked herself another gig. According to Variety, Toya will be appearing alongside fellow R&B singer Luke James in the upcoming USA series Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac Shakur. The crime drama will reportedly chronicle the police investigation into the murders of the two rap stars as seen through the eyes of former LAPD detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel).
Tamar Braxton Signs to eOne Music
Singer Tamar Braxton has left Epic Records. According to Billboard, Tamar, 40, has signed a new deal with eOne Music to release her upcoming fifth solo album. Tamar’s previous three albums: Calling All Lovers, Winter Loversland and Love and War were all released in conjunction with Streamline Records, a boutique label distributed by Interscope and owned in part by Tamar’s husband Vincent Herbert.
Casting Chronicles: Nia Longs Joins ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff
Nia Long is returning to television. Just one season after her ABC comedy Uncle Buck was canceled, Nia has decided to rejoin the network- agreeing to co-star in the upcoming spinoff of their hit series The Goldbergs. The 90’s-set dramedy will feature the 45-year old actress as a widowed mother of three who enrolls her children in a school led by an eccentric and quirky cast of characters.
Jourdan Dunn Unveils Her LONDUNN Collection
After dropping hints for several weeks on her social media pages, British model Jourdan Dunn has finally unveiled her highly anticipated streetwear line, appropriately named LONDUNN. The 96-piece collection is a collaboration with affordable e-tailer Misguided and will feature everything from leotards to pencil skirts and backpacks.
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.
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.