Official Whitney Houston Documentary Coming Soon
Kevin MacDonald, who won an Oscar for his film One Day in September, is set to direct the theatrical feature documentary about the life of singer Whitney Houston. It is the first such project to be officially authorized by the singer’s estate since her death in 2012.
Watch: ‘Grown Folks Music’ Video by Vivian Green
Singer Vivian Green is back with the video for Grown Folks Music, the third single to be released from her highly acclaimed fifth solo album, Vivid. The colorful four-minute clip is directed by photographer Derek Blanks, who also helmed Vivian’s Get Right Back to My Baby video.
Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Feeling Myself’ at Time 100 Gala
Rapper Nicki Minaj was on hand last night to celebrate making Time’s 2016 list of the 100 Most Influential People. As an honoree Nicki was given her moment to shine at the gala, which included her performing several of her biggest hits, including her 2015 Beyonce collaboration, Feeling Myself.
Kerry Washington Inks Two-Year Deal with ABC Studios
Kerry Washington is adding production and development to her ever expanding resume. The Scandal star has inked an overall two-year deal with ABC studios to develop new broadcast, cable and streaming projects for the network and their low-cost boutique subsidiary, ABC Signature.
Jennifer Hudson to star in Live Hairspray Musical
While Jennifer Hudson is currently starring in the latest Broadway iteration of The Color Purple, come this fall she’ll return to the small screen to co-star in the live NBC production of the musical, Hairspray. The Oscar-winning actress will play Motormouth Maybelle, a role originally made famous by singer Ruth Brown.
New Music: ‘So Blue’ by Fantasia
Just weeks after releasing the single, Ugly, Fantasia is back with So Blue, the fourth track to be lifted from her upcoming The Definition Of… album. Fantasia unveiled the single via her Facebook page, along with the cover art for the album, which can now be pre-ordered via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime.
Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in ‘The Yard’ Pilot
Actress Anika Noni Rose has landed the lead role in the upcoming BET pilot The Yard. Rose will play the newly elected President of a fictional historically black college, Georgia A&M, who is tasked with turning the school around while dealing with an eclectic new group of freshmen.
Has Nicki Minaj’s Comedy ‘Nicki’ Been Axed by ABC/Disney?
While doing a bit of digging around on ABC/Disney’s official press site, I discovered Nicki Minaj’s upcoming comedy, Nicki, has had all traces of its existence removed from the website. The show had previously been listed on Freeform (Formerly ABC Disney); however, as of today, it no longer appears, and searching for it reveals nothing but past press releases.
Ev Vogue Releases New ‘Déjà Vu’ Single
We’ve got some good new for all you En Vogue fans out there. After an almost five-year hiatus, the ladies have decided to release new music. Their single Déjà Vu is available for streaming now via Sound Cloud, Spotify and Pandora. In support of the single the ladies will launch a tour, which just so happened to have kicked off earlier this evening in Monroe, Louisiana.